Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Pastor Caught for Defrauding Church Member of N7m In Lagos

Photo: Pastor Caught for Defrauding Church Member of N7m In Lagos

Greed and things of the flesh are really controlling some men who call themselves pastors:
The Pastor of Christ Citizen Glorious Assembly, Okota, Lagos, Pastor Ikechukwu Ezeiru, has been charged in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court with fraud. He was arraigned on Tuesday for allegedly defrauding a member of his church, Ifeanyi Ohazurume, of N7m.

The police said Pastor Ezeiru collected the money with the claim that he wanted to help Ifeanyi purchase fake auction goods from the Nigerian Customs Service. He didn’t return the money or the goods.
He started "playing" the guy around. It was learnt that the pastor claimed to have given the money to his wife. He wife too claimed she passed the money to someone else....
He was arraigned on three counts of obtaining under false pretences and stealing. The charge reads in part:
“That you, Pastor Ikechukwu Ezeiru, and others at large, sometime in the month of February, 2012, at about 10.00hours at First Bank Plc, Okota branch, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did conspire to commit felony to wit: obtaining property by false pretences and stealing.

“That you on the same date, time and place in the aforesaid magisterial district, did obtain the sum of N7m from one Ifeanyi Ohazurume, under the pretext that you are in position to help him buy auction goods from Nigerian Customs Service, a representation you knew to be false.”

The police prosecutor, George Nwosu, who represented the resident prosecutor, DSP Etim Ekankuk, said the offences were punishable under sections 409 and 312 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, Nigeria, 2011.

The Pastor pleaded not guilty to the charge and elected summary trial. The defence counsel, Razak Adeyemi, applied for his bail in liberal terms.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Demi Ajayi, adjourned the case to April 16, 2014. Pastor Ezeiru was admitted to bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

His church member, Ifeanyi, is said to be in shock as he never believed such act could come from his pastor.


Greed and things of the flesh are really controlling some men who call themselves pastors:
The Pastor of Christ Citizen Glorious Assembly, Okota, Lagos, Pastor Ikechukwu Ezeiru, has been charged in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court with fraud. He was arraigned on Tuesday for allegedly defrauding a member of his church, Ifeanyi Ohazurume, of N7m.

The police said Pastor Ezeiru collected the money with the claim that he wanted to help Ifeanyi purchase fake auction goods from the Nigerian Customs Service. He didn’t return the money or the goods.
He started "playing" the guy around. It was learnt that the pastor claimed to have given the money to his wife. He wife too claimed she passed the money to someone else....
He was arraigned on three counts of obtaining under false pretences and stealing. The charge reads in part:
“That you, Pastor Ikechukwu Ezeiru, and others at large, sometime in the month of February, 2012, at about 10.00hours at First Bank Plc, Okota branch, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did conspire to commit felony to wit: obtaining property by false pretences and stealing.

“That you on the same date, time and place in the aforesaid magisterial district, did obtain the sum of N7m from one Ifeanyi Ohazurume, under the pretext that you are in position to help him buy auction goods from Nigerian Customs Service, a representation you knew to be false.”

The police prosecutor, George Nwosu, who represented the resident prosecutor, DSP Etim Ekankuk, said the offences were punishable under sections 409 and 312 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, Nigeria, 2011.

The Pastor pleaded not guilty to the charge and elected summary trial. The defence counsel, Razak Adeyemi, applied for his bail in liberal terms.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Demi Ajayi, adjourned the case to April 16, 2014. Pastor Ezeiru was admitted to bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

His church member, Ifeanyi, is said to be in shock as he never believed such act could come from his pastor.

Graphic photo: 19 Redeemed Church members burnt in accident




An accident involving three vehicles, one carry 19 Redeemed church members, occurred on Monday along the Potiskum-Maiduguri highway leaving all the Redeemed church members burnt beyond recognition and 16 others dead.

Confirming the accident, the Federal Road Safety Commission spokesman in Yobe State, Mr Yusuf Sani, said the church members were said to be coming back from a church programme in Lagos when the accident happened
"All the 19 members of Redeemed Christian Church of God who were traveling in one bus were burnt beyond recognition as the bus caught fire on collision with the other two vehicles which also burst in flames shortly afterwards,” said Yusuf Sani
The two other vehicles involved in the accident were conveying people from a wedding. Mr Yusuf blamed the accident on high speed. Continue to see the very graphic pic of burnt bodies...



How You Dress Shows The Respect You Have For Yourself As A Woman- Onyeka Onwenu

Photo: How You Dress Shows The Respect You Have For Yourself As A Woman- Onyeka Onwenu

I do not encourage women to dress in a manner that is provocative. No, that is not acceptable to me, because it shows the kind of respect you have for yourself. Never mind the person looking, because above everything else, people address you the way you dress. How you dress shows the degree of respect you have for yourself as a woman. 

At the same time, if it is not a crime, it does not give you the right to me (woman). So if you rape me (woman) because I am wearing a short skirt, you are still going to the prison. I hope you understand me very well. I am not advocating that women should expose their body, but I do not think anyone can use that as an excuse to rape a woman.


I do not encourage women to dress in a manner that is provocative. No, that is not acceptable to me, because it shows the kind of respect you have for yourself. Never mind the person looking, because above everything else, people address you the way you dress. How you dress shows the degree of respect you have for yourself as a woman.

At the same time, if it is not a crime, it does not give you the right to me (woman). So if you rape me (woman) because I am wearing a short skirt, you are still going to the prison. I hope you understand me very well. I am not advocating that women should expose their body, but I do not think anyone can use that as an excuse to rape a woman.

Photo : 5 Women Arrested For Alleged Involvement in a Baby Factory In Akwa ibom


Photo: Photo : 5 Women Arrested For Alleged Involvement in a Baby Factory In Akwa ibom

5 Women Arrested For Alleged Involvement in a Baby Factory In Akwa ibom
The police in Akwa Ibom State have arrested five people for their alleged involvement in a baby factory. Seven expectant mothers are being held.

Commissioner of Police Umar Gwadabe said the baby factory was located at 19, Nepa Line, Ikot Ekpene.

He said: "The discovery came following a tip-off that two women, Ima Akpan (35) and Mma Nurse, now at large, were operating a baby factory where seven expectant mothers were camped.

"The expectant mothers were arrested, and on interrogation, two of them– Ikwo Ofuo and Joy John– confessed that they were enticed to the business because of money.

"On delivery, a male child will be sold for N400,000. A female child costs N350,000."

One of the teenage expectant mothers said she was impregnated by an unknown man.

She said: "I don't know who impregnated me. I was impregnated while hawking to assist my mother."



5 Women Arrested For Alleged Involvement in a Baby Factory In Akwa ibom
The police in Akwa Ibom State have arrested five people for their alleged involvement in a baby factory. Seven expectant mothers are being held.

Commissioner of Police Umar Gwadabe said the baby factory was located at 19, Nepa Line, Ikot Ekpene.

He said: "The discovery came following a tip-off that two women, Ima Akpan (35) and Mma Nurse, now at large, were operating a baby factory where seven expectant mothers were camped.

"The expectant mothers were arrested, and on interrogation, two of them– Ikwo Ofuo and Joy John– confessed that they were enticed to the business because of money.

"On delivery, a male child will be sold for N400,000. A female child costs N350,000."

One of the teenage expectant mothers said she was impregnated by an unknown man.

She said: "I don't know who impregnated me. I was impregnated while hawking to assist my mother."


Photo: Pastor Beaten Close To Death For Having Affair With Member's Wife

Photo: Photo : Pastor Beaten Close To Death For Having Affair With Member's Wife

Pastor
BULAWAYO Pentecostal preacher Pastor Nyathi of Healing Ministries has been beaten to within an inch of death by a member of his congregation after he was caught having an affair with the parishioners' wife.

Detained for two days and repeatedly beaten by church member Isaac Dube, Pastor Nyathi is currently in a private hospital where is he is battling against death. Mr Dube discovered the affair after picking up his wife's phone and noticing that she and the preacher had been exchanging amorous messages.

One family source said: "Mr Dube picked up a phone in his car and at first he assumed that one of the people he had given a lift could have dropped it but got the shock of his life when he read messages. When he read the messages, he discovered one where there was his wife's name and they were all love messages."

Following the discovery, Mr Dube hatched a plan to track down his rival which he did with the assistance of a female friend who pretended to be his wife. He then managed to catch the mischievous pastor and interrogated him until he confessed.

"He then took the pastor to his house where he forced him to tell his wife about the illicit affair. When the pastor had confessed before his wife, he ordered him to say his last words to the woman as he was seeing her for the last time.

"They then left for Mr Dube's home where the pastor was locked up for two days and was given a thorough beating. "They left the man at his home and his family ferried him to a private doctor where he is being treated," the source added.

When the woman at the centre of controversy realised that her husband was not showing any mercy towards Pastor Nyathi, she alerted a neighbour who assisted her to take the pastor to his home in the middle of the night. He was then taken to a private doctor for treatment and it is not yet clear if he will survive or not.


Pastor
BULAWAYO Pentecostal preacher Pastor Nyathi of Healing Ministries has been beaten to within an inch of death by a member of his congregation after he was caught having an affair with the parishioners' wife.

Detained for two days and repeatedly beaten by church member Isaac Dube, Pastor Nyathi is currently in a private hospital where is he is battling against death. Mr Dube discovered the affair after picking up his wife's phone and noticing that she and the preacher had been exchanging amorous messages.

One family source said: "Mr Dube picked up a phone in his car and at first he assumed that one of the people he had given a lift could have dropped it but got the shock of his life when he read messages. When he read the messages, he discovered one where there was his wife's name and they were all love messages."

Following the discovery, Mr Dube hatched a plan to track down his rival which he did with the assistance of a female friend who pretended to be his wife. He then managed to catch the mischievous pastor and interrogated him until he confessed.

"He then took the pastor to his house where he forced him to tell his wife about the illicit affair. When the pastor had confessed before his wife, he ordered him to say his last words to the woman as he was seeing her for the last time.

"They then left for Mr Dube's home where the pastor was locked up for two days and was given a thorough beating. "They left the man at his home and his family ferried him to a private doctor where he is being treated," the source added.

When the woman at the centre of controversy realised that her husband was not showing any mercy towards Pastor Nyathi, she alerted a neighbour who assisted her to take the pastor to his home in the middle of the night. He was then taken to a private doctor for treatment and it is not yet clear if he will survive or not.

Photos : Woman, 21, Is Jailed After She Had Seexx Over 50 Times With 8-Year-Old Boy



Loren Morris,21

A female paedophile has been jailed for having s*x with an eight-year-old boy more than fifty times.

Loren Morris, 21, was 16 when she first slept with the schoolboy, who cannot be identified, and continued until he was ten years old.

Loren Morris

Morris, who has a child of her own, would have regular intercourse with the boy, now 14, and was only found out after he was overheard bragging about it at school.

A judge gave Morris a two-year prison sentence at Worcester Crown Court, following a trial last month where she was convicted of three counts of s*xual intercourse with a child under 16.

Lionel Messi to become highest paid player in the world with €250million contract renewal

Photo: Lionel Messi to become highest paid player in the world with €250million contract renewal

Lionel Messi, is currently negotiating a contract renewal with the club worth a staggering €250 million, which could make him the highest paid player in the world.

In the process, the Argentine footballer has also pledged his allegiance to his boyhood club, despite apparent interest from French giants PSG and Premier League billionaires Manchester City.

A Barcelona representative has confirmed that Messi wishes to remain in Spain until the end of his career.

“Leo has said in his own words that he wants to retire at Barca,” said Manel Arroyo, Barcelona’s vice president of communications.

Representatives of the 26-year old are pushing for €25 million on a five-year contract, which will become his seventh contract extension in 9 years.

However, the Catalans are reluctant on such an expensive payday and rumors are rife that the club are offering much lesser than what Messi’s camp are hoping for.

The forward’s representatives are using Neymar’s transfer to their advantage, who is rumored to be earning €18 to €20 million per year through a variety of methods, making the Brazilian the highest-paid player in the squad.

Although the goal scoring machine is considered the best player in the world, and arguably more valuable to the club than Neymar, he is said to be earning only €16m per year, which has now put Messi’s camp on the front foot to effect a sharp increase in his salary.

Also, Lionel Messi’s latest accomplishment of becoming the club’s highest ever scorer with 371, has earned them more leverage.

Despite these complications, both parties are certain of arriving at an amicable settlement, and a contract announcement is in the offing.


Lionel Messi, is currently negotiating a contract renewal with the club worth a staggering €250 million, which could make him the highest paid player in the world.

In the process, the Argentine footballer has also pledged his allegiance to his boyhood club, despite apparent interest from French giants PSG and Premier League billionaires Manchester City.

A Barcelona representative has confirmed that Messi wishes to remain in Spain until the end of his career.

“Leo has said in his own words that he wants to retire at Barca,” said Manel Arroyo, Barcelona’s vice president of communications.

Representatives of the 26-year old are pushing for €25 million on a five-year contract, which will become his seventh contract extension in 9 years.

However, the Catalans are reluctant on such an expensive payday and rumors are rife that the club are offering much lesser than what Messi’s camp are hoping for.

The forward’s representatives are using Neymar’s transfer to their advantage, who is rumored to be earning €18 to €20 million per year through a variety of methods, making the Brazilian the highest-paid player in the squad.

Although the goal scoring machine is considered the best player in the world, and arguably more valuable to the club than Neymar, he is said to be earning only €16m per year, which has now put Messi’s camp on the front foot to effect a sharp increase in his salary.

Also, Lionel Messi’s latest accomplishment of becoming the club’s highest ever scorer with 371, has earned them more leverage.

Despite these complications, both parties are certain of arriving at an amicable settlement, and a contract announcement is in the offing.


N600million fraud: How Lagos Speaker spent funds on foreign trips, wife – EFCC

Photo: N600million fraud : How Lagos Speaker spent funds on foreign trips, wife – EFCC

EFCC on March 18th revealed how Lagos Speaker Adeyemi Ikuforiji, squandered money on his wife, foreign trips and how on August 1, 2011, N4.4m was paid to him as “cost of allowance”; and his personal assistant and orderly pocketed N1.2m and N1.1m respectively.

Premium Times reports:

The trial of the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, continued Tuesday with the prosecution witness detailing how the defendants allegedly laundered millions of Naira.

Adebayo Adeniyi, the EFCC witness, told the court how the defendants collected N13.5 million for honorarium, N4.5 million for renovation of the Speaker’s residence, and N1.5 million for the Speaker’s Guest House every month for six consecutive months.

Mr. Ikuforiji and Oyebode Atoyebi, his aide, are facing a 54-count amended charge of money laundering amounting to over N600 million.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, accused the Speaker and his aide of receiving the money from the Lagos State House of Assembly without passing through a financial institution.

The trial was adjourned last January for the prosecution to provide a summarized version of the monies collected by Mr. Ikuforiji and his aide.

But on Tuesday, Godwin Obla, counsel to the EFCC, said that he would rather continue with his previous method to avoid any grounds for appeal.

It was a painstaking effort that required Mr. Obla to go through each of the transactions with the witness. The judge admitted that, but overruled the defence’s plea that the prosecution tabulate the relevant sections of the transactions.

“We’ve lost time. We vacated three days for that exercise to be done,” said Ibrahim Buba, the trial judge.
“What I understand the prosecution to be doing is trying to go through the records viz a viz each count of the allegation. They are entitled to do so.

“It is indeed difficult, if not laborious,” Mr. Buba added.

2011 TRANSACTIONS
Mr. Adeniyi continued his testimony by stating how the Lagos House of Assembly paid millions of naira to Mr. Ikuforiji; his wife, Mayowa; his orderly; his personal assistant; as well as the state’s Deputy Speaker.

All the monies were collected by Mr. Atoyebi and paid for in cash, the witness said.

On July 14, 2011, N5.4 million was paid to Mr. Ikuforiji for a trip to San Diego, California; his personal assistant and orderly collected N1.3 million and N1.2 million respectively, according to Mr. Adeniyi.

On August 1, 2011, N4.4 million was paid to the Speaker as “cost of allowance”; his personal assistant and orderly pocketed N1.2 million and N1.1 million respectively. Two days later, N10 million was paid to the Speaker for Ramadan, the witness said.

On August, 2011, N6.4 million was paid to Mayowa Ikuforiji, the Speaker’s wife; and N1.3 million to the wife’s orderly, the witness said.

Between January and June 2011, N13.5 million was paid as honorarium, every month, to the Speaker, Mr. Adeniyi added.

He said N4 million and N1 million were also paid monthly, within the stated period, for the renovation of the Speaker’s official residence and guest house respectively.

Asked why there were columns with Cheque Numbers in the cash register, Mr. Adeniyi responded that: “What they do is that a cheque is raised in most cases in the name of the Permanent Secretary and cashed from the bank.

“It is this cash that is eventually paid and registered in this document, the details of payments.”

2010 TRANSACTIONS
“Basically, these cash payments are supposed to be made through a financial institution, paid to the beneficiaries, not through cash payments. Cash payments stall the tracing of the monies.

“We discovered that some of it was paid into the account of the first accused person. Some of it was used for his credit card and other personal matters,” he added.

During cross examination by Wole Olanipekun, counsel to Mr. Ikuforiji, Mr. Adeniyi said that he was not aware what the Speaker used the monies for.

“Our investigation is not focused on knowing whether he spent the money on his personal house.

“From our investigation, we did not go in depth into who approved the disbursements, we were particular about the cash disbursement which was above the threshold of transactions by a Permanent Secretary.

“Any payment must be made through e-payment, most especially when it is above the threshold,” Mr. Adeniyi said.

When shown one of the cash registers by the defence lawyer, Mr. Adeniyi said that he could not “remember seeing it.”

Mr. Obla objected to that line of questioning, insisting that the defence must tender the cash register as an exhibit before it court be used for cross examination.

The judge, however, said that the defence was at liberty to use any document that had been brought before the court.

“You cannot file a document and your witness said he cannot remember seeing it. If it was filed by the defence, it is a different ball game altogether,” the judge told Mr. Obla.

“Once you have provided this document, it is for them (the defence) to use it at their own time during the trial, not at your own time,” the judge added.

The trial was adjourned till April 28 for continuation of trial.



EFCC on March 18th revealed how Lagos Speaker Adeyemi Ikuforiji, squandered money on his wife, foreign trips and how on August 1, 2011, N4.4m was paid to him as “cost of allowance”; and his personal assistant and orderly pocketed N1.2m and N1.1m respectively.

Premium Times reports:

The trial of the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, continued Tuesday with the prosecution witness detailing how the defendants allegedly laundered millions of Naira.

Adebayo Adeniyi, the EFCC witness, told the court how the defendants collected N13.5 million for honorarium, N4.5 million for renovation of the Speaker’s residence, and N1.5 million for the Speaker’s Guest House every month for six consecutive months.

Mr. Ikuforiji and Oyebode Atoyebi, his aide, are facing a 54-count amended charge of money laundering amounting to over N600 million.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, accused the Speaker and his aide of receiving the money from the Lagos State House of Assembly without passing through a financial institution.

The trial was adjourned last January for the prosecution to provide a summarized version of the monies collected by Mr. Ikuforiji and his aide.

But on Tuesday, Godwin Obla, counsel to the EFCC, said that he would rather continue with his previous method to avoid any grounds for appeal.

It was a painstaking effort that required Mr. Obla to go through each of the transactions with the witness. The judge admitted that, but overruled the defence’s plea that the prosecution tabulate the relevant sections of the transactions.

“We’ve lost time. We vacated three days for that exercise to be done,” said Ibrahim Buba, the trial judge.
“What I understand the prosecution to be doing is trying to go through the records viz a viz each count of the allegation. They are entitled to do so.

“It is indeed difficult, if not laborious,” Mr. Buba added.

2011 TRANSACTIONS
Mr. Adeniyi continued his testimony by stating how the Lagos House of Assembly paid millions of naira to Mr. Ikuforiji; his wife, Mayowa; his orderly; his personal assistant; as well as the state’s Deputy Speaker.

All the monies were collected by Mr. Atoyebi and paid for in cash, the witness said.

On July 14, 2011, N5.4 million was paid to Mr. Ikuforiji for a trip to San Diego, California; his personal assistant and orderly collected N1.3 million and N1.2 million respectively, according to Mr. Adeniyi.

On August 1, 2011, N4.4 million was paid to the Speaker as “cost of allowance”; his personal assistant and orderly pocketed N1.2 million and N1.1 million respectively. Two days later, N10 million was paid to the Speaker for Ramadan, the witness said.

On August, 2011, N6.4 million was paid to Mayowa Ikuforiji, the Speaker’s wife; and N1.3 million to the wife’s orderly, the witness said.

Between January and June 2011, N13.5 million was paid as honorarium, every month, to the Speaker, Mr. Adeniyi added.

He said N4 million and N1 million were also paid monthly, within the stated period, for the renovation of the Speaker’s official residence and guest house respectively.

Asked why there were columns with Cheque Numbers in the cash register, Mr. Adeniyi responded that: “What they do is that a cheque is raised in most cases in the name of the Permanent Secretary and cashed from the bank.

“It is this cash that is eventually paid and registered in this document, the details of payments.”

2010 TRANSACTIONS
“Basically, these cash payments are supposed to be made through a financial institution, paid to the beneficiaries, not through cash payments. Cash payments stall the tracing of the monies.

“We discovered that some of it was paid into the account of the first accused person. Some of it was used for his credit card and other personal matters,” he added.

During cross examination by Wole Olanipekun, counsel to Mr. Ikuforiji, Mr. Adeniyi said that he was not aware what the Speaker used the monies for.

“Our investigation is not focused on knowing whether he spent the money on his personal house.

“From our investigation, we did not go in depth into who approved the disbursements, we were particular about the cash disbursement which was above the threshold of transactions by a Permanent Secretary.

“Any payment must be made through e-payment, most especially when it is above the threshold,” Mr. Adeniyi said.

When shown one of the cash registers by the defence lawyer, Mr. Adeniyi said that he could not “remember seeing it.”

Mr. Obla objected to that line of questioning, insisting that the defence must tender the cash register as an exhibit before it court be used for cross examination.

The judge, however, said that the defence was at liberty to use any document that had been brought before the court.

“You cannot file a document and your witness said he cannot remember seeing it. If it was filed by the defence, it is a different ball game altogether,” the judge told Mr. Obla.

“Once you have provided this document, it is for them (the defence) to use it at their own time during the trial, not at your own time,” the judge added.

The trial was adjourned till April 28 for continuation of trial.




Turkish Airlines allegedly ships arms to Nigeria, tape reveals


Photo: Turkish Airlines allegedly ships arms to Nigeria, tape reveals

Turkish airline

Istanbul (AFP) - Turkish Airlines allegedly shipped weapons to unknown groups in Nigeria, which has been ravaged by violence between the army and Boko Haram militants, a new incriminating phone call revealed on Tuesday.

The leaked conversation is the latest blow to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been hit by a corruption probe ensnaring his key allies and a widening phone-tapping scandal.

In a tape posted on YouTube, Mehmet Karatas, an assistant executive of the airline, allegedly tells Mustafa Varank, an advisor to Erdogan, that he feels guilty over national flag carrier's arms shipment to Nigeria.

"I do not know whether these (weapons) will kill Muslims or Christians. I feel sinful," Karatas is allegedly heard saying.

The leaked call has the potential to harm the airline's image -- which is 49 percent state-owned and is in an aggressive push to become a global player.

It is the latest in a series of recordings implicating Erdogan and his aides in corruption and other abuses of power ahead of crucial local polls on March 30.

The Turkish strongman has dismissed most of the tapes as "vile" fakes put together by rivals.


Turkish airline

Istanbul (AFP) - Turkish Airlines allegedly shipped weapons to unknown groups in Nigeria, which has been ravaged by violence between the army and Boko Haram militants, a new incriminating phone call revealed on Tuesday.

The leaked conversation is the latest blow to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been hit by a corruption probe ensnaring his key allies and a widening phone-tapping scandal.

In a tape posted on YouTube, Mehmet Karatas, an assistant executive of the airline, allegedly tells Mustafa Varank, an advisor to Erdogan, that he feels guilty over national flag carrier's arms shipment to Nigeria.

"I do not know whether these (weapons) will kill Muslims or Christians. I feel sinful," Karatas is allegedly heard saying.

The leaked call has the potential to harm the airline's image -- which is 49 percent state-owned and is in an aggressive push to become a global player.

It is the latest in a series of recordings implicating Erdogan and his aides in corruption and other abuses of power ahead of crucial local polls on March 30.

The Turkish strongman has dismissed most of the tapes as "vile" fakes put together by rivals.

We’ll recover all stolen mandates in Kwara – President Jonathan


Photo: We’ll recover all stolen mandates in Kwara – President Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday said all the mandates of the Peoples Democratic Party allegedly stolen in Kwara State by virtue of recent defection by the state governor and others would be returned to the party.

Jonathan spoke while granting audience to a delegation of the state chapter of the PDP, who visited him at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed and his predecessor in office, Senator Bukola Saraki had recently led some PDP leaders to defect to the opposition All Progressives Congress in the state.

But Jonathan said reality would soon dawn on those who thought they could run away with the party’s mandate.

He urged a member of the state House of Assembly, who refused to defect alongside his colleagues, to rejoice over his decision because PDP would not allow defectors to go away with its mandate.

The President said the 2015 general elections would decide who owned the state among all the political parties.

He said, “In 2015, we will know who owns Kwara. And if God gives us the opportunity, which I believe He will, probably we will even test our strength before 2015. All stolen mandates will return to PDP. And those who think that they can run away  with our mandates.

“As a member of the Assembly who refused to defect, you will have nothing to regret. Just celebrate it. If they think that PDP will allow them to run away with  it, they will see it.

“So let us continue to encourage you and we will continue to work together with your leaders, supporters and make sure that just like the Senator said, we will not only win the election at the national level, we will also win at the state levels.”

Jonathan commended the party leaders for the recent rally they held in Ilorin, saying the rally was better organised than some of the party’s zonal rallies.

Alhaji Lateer Jimoh, who spoke on behalf of the delegation, told the President that without a PDP sitting governor in the state, party members had been like orphans.

He therefore urged the President to empower them properly through appointments so that they would not become the laughing stock of opposition.

He urged Jonathan not to bother about propaganda, saying the PDP remained the party to beat in Kwara.


President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday said all the mandates of the Peoples Democratic Party allegedly stolen in Kwara State by virtue of recent defection by the state governor and others would be returned to the party.

Jonathan spoke while granting audience to a delegation of the state chapter of the PDP, who visited him at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed and his predecessor in office, Senator Bukola Saraki had recently led some PDP leaders to defect to the opposition All Progressives Congress in the state.

But Jonathan said reality would soon dawn on those who thought they could run away with the party’s mandate.

He urged a member of the state House of Assembly, who refused to defect alongside his colleagues, to rejoice over his decision because PDP would not allow defectors to go away with its mandate.

The President said the 2015 general elections would decide who owned the state among all the political parties.

He said, “In 2015, we will know who owns Kwara. And if God gives us the opportunity, which I believe He will, probably we will even test our strength before 2015. All stolen mandates will return to PDP. And those who think that they can run away with our mandates.

“As a member of the Assembly who refused to defect, you will have nothing to regret. Just celebrate it. If they think that PDP will allow them to run away with it, they will see it.

“So let us continue to encourage you and we will continue to work together with your leaders, supporters and make sure that just like the Senator said, we will not only win the election at the national level, we will also win at the state levels.”

Jonathan commended the party leaders for the recent rally they held in Ilorin, saying the rally was better organised than some of the party’s zonal rallies.

Alhaji Lateer Jimoh, who spoke on behalf of the delegation, told the President that without a PDP sitting governor in the state, party members had been like orphans.

He therefore urged the President to empower them properly through appointments so that they would not become the laughing stock of opposition.

He urged Jonathan not to bother about propaganda, saying the PDP remained the party to beat in Kwara.

Prayers won’t change Ghana’s economy; focused vision will – Otabil


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Motivational Speaker Dr Mensa Otabil says prayers cannot save Ghana’s economy nor improve it from its current circumstances.

“It’s time to stop having All Night prayer meetings for the change of economy,” the General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church told his Congregation on Sunday March 16, 2014, when he preached about: ‘The Power of Vision.’

He says rather than praying for the economy to improve, the Country must have a focused vision with a clear cut plan toward shoring up the economy.

“It’s time to plan, to work hard and to be focused,” Dr Otabil admonished.

According to him, “every Nation that has moved from third world to developed world had a clear plan.”

“They didn’t hope that things will happen. They didn’t have All Night prayer meetings for the change of economy. They planned for change of economy,” Dr Otabil added.

President Jonathan Orders Cancellation Of Immigration Recruitment

President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the immediate cancellation of the immigration recruitment exercise that led to the death of more than twenty applicants and scores of others injured on Saturday March 15.2014

The presidential directive was given at today’s Federal Executive Council meeting where the president further directed that all those who lost their loved ones would have automatic slot for three applicants, one of whom must be a woman.
Those who sustained injuries will also be automatically employed.

*deep sigh**

Photo: President Jonathan Orders Cancellation Of Immigration Recruitment

President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the immediate cancellation of the immigration recruitment exercise that led to the death of more than twenty applicants and scores of others injured on Saturday March 15.2014

The presidential directive was given at today’s Federal Executive Council meeting where the president further directed that all those who lost their loved ones would have automatic slot for three applicants, one of whom must be a woman.
Those who sustained injuries will also be automatically employed.

*deep sigh**

Lady posts her younger sister’s Naked pictures on Facebook as revenge




A hot scandal has just erupted on Facebook. Monica, a Zimbabwean lady, has lost her mind after busting her younger sister having s*x with her Nigerian Boyfriend. So mad is the sister that she decided the most befitting way to humiliate her sister by posting her unclad pictures on her Facebook Wall .

Details to the whole thing are still sketchy but one of our Facebook page followers tipped us and we managed to go undercover and access her Facebook account. Her sister is currently not entertaining communication from anyone. We managed to gather the n*de photos of the sister as well as the boyfriend identified as Martin.

We wonder what could have driven the younger sister to cause such a shame to her sister, but then there is a myth that Nigerian Men are particularly well endowed when it comes to bedroom apparatus. They are also known to lavishly pamper and spoil their ladies. So perhaps this could have been the motivating factor, of course scandals like these happen everyday, but the sister's reaction has just been epic!




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Kanye West charged with battery in airport incident

Rapper Kanye West has complained in the past of his and girlfriend Kim Kardashian's treatment by the paparazzi.
Rapper Kanye West has complained in the past of his and girlfriend Kim Kardashian's treatment by the paparazzi. 

(CNN) -- Kanye West faces charges of battery and attempted theft in an altercation with a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport, the city attorney's office said Friday.

On July 19, a man flagged down police and said he was taking photos of an "individual" -- as airport police described the suspect in a report at the time -- when the suspect attacked him.

The photographer was taken to a hospital, but his injuries were not specified, airport police said at the time.

A representative for West did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Rob Wilcox, spokesman for the city attorney's office, said each of the two charges carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail.

Arraignment is scheduled for October 10.

The rapper is scheduled to start a North American tour to promote his new album, "Yeezus," in Seattle on October 

Russian lawmaker wants to outlaw U.S. dollar, calls it a Ponzi scheme


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MOSCOW — Predicting the imminent collapse of the U.S. dollar, a Russian lawmaker submitted a bill to his country’s parliament Wednesday that would ban the use or possession of the American currency.

Mikhail Degtyarev, the lawmaker who proposed the bill, compared the dollar to a Ponzi scheme. He warned that the government would have to bail out Russians holding the U.S. currency if it collapses.

“If the U.S. national debt continues to grow, the collapse of the dollar system will take place in 2017,” said Mr. Degtyarev, a member of the nationalist Liberal Democrat Party who lost in Moscow’s recent mayoral election.

“The countries that will suffer the most will be those that have failed to wean themselves off their dependence on the dollar in time. In light of this, the fact that confidence in the dollar is growing among Russian citizens is extremely dangerous.”

The bill would partially revive a Soviet-era ban on the dollar. It would prohibit Russians from holding dollars in the country’s banks, and banks would be unable to carry out transactions in the dollar.

However, Russians still would be able to buy or sell dollars while abroad and hold dollar accounts in foreign banks.

Russia’s Central Bank and the government would be exempt from the law.

Russian financial analysts were largely critical of the bill, which they suggested was more about making political capital on the back of rising anti-U.S. sentiment in Russia than protecting the country’s economy.

“The American financial system, despite all its existing problems, remains the most stable and low-risk in the world,” said financial analyst Andrei Shenk.

He also warned that the bill would harm Russia’s investment climate.

Another analyst warned that the bill would strip Russians of the ability to flee the country to seek greater political and social freedoms.

“The right to the free exchange of currencies is a fundamental element of capitalism,” said Moscow-based economics analyst Igor Suzdaltsev. “It allows citizens to leave the country when a dictatorship is imposed by selling their property and exchanging their assets for the necessary currency.”



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How to Rob Africa: Documentary on Western nations taking African wealth

Why does the Western world feed Africa with one hand while taking from it with the other?

The world’s wealthy countries often criticise African nations for corruption – especially that perpetrated by those among the continent’s government and business leaders who abuse their positions by looting tens of billions of dollars in national assets or the profits from state-owned enterprises that could otherwise be used to relieve the plight of some of the world’s poorest peoples.

Yet the West is culpable too in that it often looks the other way when that same dirty money is channelled into bank accounts in Europe and the US.

International money laundering regulations are supposed to stop the proceeds of corruption being moved around the world in this way, but it seems the developed world’s financial system is far more tempted by the prospect of large cash injections than it should be.



Indeed the West even provides the getaway vehicles for this theft, in the shape of anonymous off-shore companies and investment entities, whose disguised ownership makes it too easy for the corrupt and dishonest to squirrel away stolen funds in bank accounts overseas.

This makes them nigh on impossible for investigators to trace, let alone recover.

It is something that has long bothered Zimbabwean journalist Stanley Kwenda – who cites the troubling case of the Marange diamond fields in the east of his country.

A few years ago rich deposits were discovered there which held out the promise of billions of dollars of revenue that could have filled the public purse and from there have been spent on much needed improvements to roads, schools and hospitals.

The surrounding region is one of the most impoverished in the country, desperate for the development that the profits from mining could bring. But as Kwenda found out from local community leader Malvern Mudiwa, this much anticipated bounty never appeared.

“When these diamonds came, they came as a God-given gift. So we thought now we are going to benefit from jobs, infrastructure, we thought maybe our roads were going to improve, so that generations and generations will benefit from this, not one individual. But what is happening, honestly, honestly it’s a shame!”

What is happening is actually something of a mystery because though the mines are clearly in operation and producing billions of dollars worth of gems every year, little if any of it has ever been put into Zimbabwe’s state coffers.


Local and international non-governmental organisations say they believe this is because the money is actually being used to maintain President Robert Mugabe’s ruling Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) in power.

True or not, it is clear that the country’s finance minister, Tendai Biti, has seen none of it. A representative of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, which sits in uneasy coalition with ZANU-PF, he says he has no idea where it is going.

“We have got evidence of the quantities that are being mined, the quantities that are being exported but nothing is coming to the fiscus …. All I know is that it’s not coming to the treasury. So that is a self-evident question. It is not coming to us. That means someone is getting it. The person who is getting it is not getting it legally. Therefore, he’s a thief, therefore she’s a thief.”

Sadly, as Stanley Kwenda has realised, it is typical of a problem found all over Africa.

The continent is rich is natural resources that are being exploited for big profits, but the money is rarely used for the benefit of the people. Instead it goes to line the pockets of corrupt officials who then often smuggle it out to be deposited in secret offshore bank accounts in the developed world.

So who facilitates these transactions? And how and why does the developed world make it so easy to launder this dirty cash?

In this revealing investigation for People & Power, Kwenda and the Ghanaian undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, set off to find out. Posing as a corrupt Zimbabwean official and his lawyer, their probe takes them deep into the murky world of ‘corporate service providers’ – experts in the formation of company structures that allow the corrupt to circumvent lax international money laundering rules.

It just so happens that the pair’s enquiries take place in the Seychelles but, as they discover to their horror, they could just as easily be in any one of a number of offshore locations (or even in the major cities of Europe and the US) where anonymous companies can be set up for the express purpose of secretly moving money and keeping its origins hidden from prying eyes.

Filmmaker’s view
By Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Despite the abundance of resources on the continent, success has been very elusive for many Africans. The narrative is one many are too familiar with: corrupt leaders force themselves into political office, then they work to undermine the progress of their people.

That is what leaves many African countries poor – corrupt leadership. It hinders progress.

What has kept this diagnosis of Africa from a cure is not immediately clear. Foreign aid, debt relief and the many notes of economic salvation have been applied. Not much has changed. Dreams fail for many young Africans. The trouble with Africa still looms large.

The need for Africa’s troubled state has inspired my career as an undercover investigative journalist.

Over the past decade, I have tried to focus on human rights violations, corruption and the many ills that plague society. Through many anti-human trafficking and anti-corruption stories, I have come close to answers.

Exposing bribe-taking police officers, public officials and other corrupt individuals has brought some change. This has been on the ground, yet many of the problems still persist.

This film, How to Rob Africa, takes this further by focusing on what many leaders in high office do that leaves the continent in a bad shape.

Decades into political independence, many African governments remain reliant on foreign aid, yet often as soon as this aid arrives it is spirited away into the personal accounts of the leaders who are supposed to be looking after the interests of their people – and ironically many of those accounts are back in the West.

It is no surprise that many Africans are left asking the developed world: “Why do you frown publicly about corruption, yet turn a blind eye to its fruits?”

What we sought to do in our investigation was to point in the direction of money laundering as a substantial contributor to Africa’s corruption – or at least one of the most important enabling factors – and the role played by corporate service providers in setting up structures to allow it to take place.

In the Seychelles, we found how easy it is to rob Africa. We learned about the clever but brazen tricks and scams that can be used (for a fee) to disguise the origins of money and the identities of those who are moving it around.

We do not say that all of Africa’s woes are the fault of others outside the continent. Nor do we assume that criminality is the only reason why Africa, despite its many natural riches, has been kept in poverty.

But we did come away wondering why the outside world feeds Africa with one hand and takes from it with another. Why cannot the resources for aid be directed into fighting this obvious problem? Is it not about time that something was done to stop those stealing our wealth, and those helping them steal it, from evading responsibility prosecution for their crimes?



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Tragedy: Pastor Drives Into Hospital, Shouts Halleluyah & Dies



We are living in strange times, please my people watch and pray, at all times...

As you read this, controversy still surrounds the death of a Nigerian Pastor, Timothy Elugbemi. The 55yrs old is said to have drove himself to a hospital in the Sango Ota area of Lagos, shouted hallelujah and died.

It was gathered that he was attended to by Dr. Ayo Adeoye, proprietor of Lolade Clinic and Maternity Home, where he checked in for medical attention. Confirming the "strange" incident, Dr. Adeoye said the pastor had complained of feeling unwell and was subsequently attended to.

He said that after being confirmed medically fit to go home, the pastor exchanged pleasantries with the nurses at the reception, but suddenly he started shouting “halleluyah”!!!!

Dr Adeoye said: “I cannot believe this. This was a man who drove himself into the hospital and was attended to and equally found fit. He suddenly started saying ‘halleluyah,’ ‘halleluyah’ and before we knew it he lost consciousness and died.

"I have never witnessed this type of incidence since I started my medical practice.”

Nigeria earns $50bn from gas exportation in 15 years

ABUJA — Nigeria has earned over $50 billion as proceeds from exportation of liquefied natural gas in the last 15 years, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria LNG Limited, Mr. Babs Omotowa, has said.

Omotowa, who disclosed this at the celebration of Nigeria’s milestone 3000th LNG Export Cargo, weekend, in Abuja, explained that the huge earnings sprouted from a meagre $2.5 billion invested in the firm at its inception in 1999.

He recalled that the event of January 2014, when the Nigeria LNG Limited exported Nigeria’s 3000th cargo since the company began operations on Bonny Island in 14 years, would ever remain indelible in the life of the nation.

Amplifying the profile of the company, Omotowa said: “Nigeria now owns $14 billion of assets on Bonny Island; the country has earned $13 billion in dividends, another $11 billion earned in feed gas sales revenue, over $10 billion expenditure in local economy on goods, services and salaries of thousands of staff employed.

“Corporate income tax will exceed N220 billion per annum by far the highest in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa.


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Microsoft Nigeria gets new country manager, Kabelo Makwane

http://dvsl3w2q45hb8.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Kabelo-Makwane.jpgThe software giant, Microsoft, has  announced the appointment of Kabelo Makwane as the company’s new country manager for Nigeria.


As country manager, Makwane hopes, among many things, will address the challenge of local innovation.
With this development, the  seasoned technology professional and long-standing member of the Microsoft family, South African born Makwane will lead the company’s global shift to a devices and services offering in one of the most dynamic, innovative and fast growing countries on the continent.

“I am extremely excited to be appointed to lead the Nigerian subsidiary during this dynamic time on the continent,” Makwane  said, adding that ,  “Microsoft is focused on unlocking the economic opportunities of Africa and it’s a time when the company can have real economic impact in the country.

I believe technology is an enabler at every level of society and am excited at being able to have an impact on this vibrant and unique country.”

“While most technology trends, innovations and consumer products come from the West and the East, Africans are realizing that for us to solve the continent’s technology-related challenges, we have to find African solutions.

“ICT holds transformational opportunity for Nigeria. Innovation will help the country leap from the industrial revolution into the information era. It is the land of opportunity. There is no place like it.”, he said.

According to him, “The renewed emphasis by the Nigerian government on the ICT sector holds considerable promise for what technology can bring to consumers and businesses. It gives us an opportunity to use our technology, talent, time and money to help create sustainable growth in the country and across the African continent.”

“I’m excited to be spearheading this continued investment in Nigeria, and certainly look forward to working with government, industry, academia and the general public to enable Nigeria to realize its potential through innovation. I look forward to unearthing the economic opportunities, especially with small businesses to drive job creation, and to foster meaningful 21st century skills in our youth.”he explained.

Prior to his role as country manager, Makwane served as Public Sector Director in the Microsoft South Africa subsidiary.

Here, he led the business to double digit growth and built an accomplished team, which continues to deliver high growth levels.

Reacting to the new development,  Hennie Loubser, general manager of West, East, Central Africa and Indian Ocean Islands said that ,  “I applaud Kabelo on this exciting new role. He has a close relationship with the team and has been following the market closely, establishing strong connections in the region. His passion and natural understanding of our business makes him the ideal candidate for this role.”

As a multinational organization, Microsoft believes in hiring individuals that can bring global and external expertise into different regions, whilst at the same time gaining new experiences.

“It’s worth noting that Nigerian national and ex-Microsoft Nigeria employee, Kunle Awosika, is now the country for Microsoft Kenya – another example of our diversity  and bringing external expertise to strategic and critical roles,”  Loubser explained, adding that, .“This way, knowledge can be shared and integrated across different markets – ensuring that different regions benefit, learn and gain insights from each other. Kabelo’s extensive Microsoft experience is definitely going to complement the local knowledge base and bring something beneficial to the ICT industry in Nigeria.”

With Gross Domestic Product growth rates sustained at over 6%, Nigeria has shown continual expansion, including diversification within the oil sector and considerable infrastructure investment in the Information &Communication Technology (ICT) sector.

Microsoft firmly embraces this tremendous economic and social progression, with Makwane at the helm.
It would be recalled that  Microsoft has been operating in Nigeria for 13 years and currently has a local partner ecosystem of 1,750 members. In addition, through its partner ecosystem it has created 45 000 jobs, supported 300 start-ups, reached three million students through the Partners in Learning programme, and seen 65 000 downloads of free DreamSpark developer tools.




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Lagos Big Girl's Nudé Pix Leaks Few Days To Her Wedding



If ladies of nowadays learn to be decent in their dealings, things will be easy for them. But will they listen? This is another casualty of yesterday's stupid coming to hunt today's beautiful expectations. Her boyfriend is not in anyway aware that she used to be a runs girl who send her private photos to men to entice them into doing things with her and paying her for her "service".

The guy proposed marriage to her and their wedding comes in few weeks, when one of his sister's stumbled on a pix that look like her brother's wife-to-be online. At a close look, it was discovered she is the one.

She is now begging the guy to forgive her that it was a mistake. See the photos below...

Her parents too are begging the guy to go on with the marriage.

Young banker's suicide becomes twelfth in financial world this year

Kenneth Bellando (image from Facebook)

A New York City investment banker is dead after allegedly jumping from his apartment building, continuing an alarming streak of suicides that has descended upon the financial world.

The latest death occurred on March 12, when 28-year-old Kenneth Bellando was found on the sidewalk outside his six-story Manhattan apartment building.

According to the Daily Mail, police investigators said the case was still under investigation, but that they do not suspect a third party to be involved and that Bellando – who had been working for Levy Capital since January – likely took his own life.

Before moving into his last position, the New York Post reported Bellando worked as an investment banker at JP Morgan Chase. His brother, John Bellando, also works at JP Morgan as an investment officer; the Post stated that multiple emails by John Bellando were presented as evidence during Senate hearings regarding the “London Whale” trading scandal.

Kenneth Bellando’s death now marks the 12th time this year that an employee in the financial world has taken his or her own life around the globe. Bellando graduated from Georgetown University in 2007, and is the youngest banking professional to commit suicide this year.

Although positions in the banking world can be especially lucrative, they’re also known to place an extreme amount of stress and pressure on individuals. It’s unclear whether or not Bellando’s death is related to pressure at work, but just last month psychologist Alden Cass told CNN Money that investment banking is particularly demanding.

"Out of all the sections of finance, no position do I know of that's more extreme in terms of the emotional endurance one has to have than investment banking," said Cass, who also co-wrote “Bullish Thinking: The Advisor's Guide to Surviving and Thriving on Wall Street.”

The recent string of suicides began in January, when Deutsche Bank AG's William Broeksmit, 58, was found hanged in his home on January 26 after reportedly committing suicide. Two JP Morgan employees are also believed to have taken their own lives after falling from buildings in London and Hong Kong.

Autumn Radtke, the CEO of the digital currency exchange firm First Meta, was also found dead outside her apartment in Singapore earlier this month.




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