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  1. According to reports, a group of cultists alleged to be causing mayhem around Tombia-Amassoma road was apprehended by a team of Bayelsa volunteer service on Friday night. The hoodlums were nabbed during an operation by the security outfit yesterday.
  2. The young boy pictured below is missing. According to him, his name is Ekene Izuoba and he once schooled at Abor, Ivite Aguleri before going to live with someone at Onitsha 4 years ago. He attends a school called Divine Foundation at Onitsha, Anambra state. His mother’s name is Obiageli Izuoba, and the names of his siblings are; Emeka, Ebele, Udoka, Chinenye and Onochie. Please anyone with useful information on how to locate his Parents should contact Umueri Vigilantee Group 08067585061, or my humble self 07039676696
  3. Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Tuesday told the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, to go home and use stones to defend themselves. Ortom explained that he was tired of keeping IDPs in camps over the uncontrollable killings in the state. He, therefore, charged residents to embrace self-defense. The governor said this during his visit to the displaced persons after armed herdsmen attacked Naka, Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State. This was after the Chairman, Gwer West Local Government Council of Chiefs, Chief Daniel Abomtse said that 24 persons were killed on Thursday’s attack on Mbapa, Mbapupuu, Mbachohon, and Enger, all in Agagbe District in Gwer-West LGA. He said, “David in the Bible used an ordinary stone to defeat his enemy, it is now time for you to stay at home and use the stone in your homes to defend yourself instead of running away. “I believe in the rule of law, equity, and fairness, but I cannot continue to keep IDPs and l can’t afford to have another IDPs in Gwer West. This must stop. We must stop truncating the future of our younger generation. “When we allow laws to be violated and nobody takes action, it then allows for impunity and when you give room to impunity, it will result to anarchy which will in turn breed a lawless society. “Therefore, we the citizens must rise up to support the security agencies by way of providing lawful and necessary logistics such as information, equipment, and financial support to back up their operations. “Just yesterday (Monday), a soldier was killed in Guma, security agents are not spared. Security challenges are enormous. The gruesome murder of 24 people by Fulani herdsmen is quite condemnable. “Time has come if you are willing to live in Benue State, you must be ready and willing to be law abiding.” The governor added that the state government was working with traditional rulers and other necessary organs of government to strengthen the vigilante team so as to give it full legal backing that would enable the group to assist the security personnel in curbing criminal activities in the state.
  4. Who doesn’t know Don Jazzy? This amazing artiste is from Nigeria. He has built an incredible career by performing on stage, singing, and recording music at Mo’ Hits Records and Mavin Records. Where is Don Jazzy from? Where exactly was he born? Where did he grow up? Read our post to find out the answers. The famous CEO’s life is very interesting to explore. We would like to share with you some incredible facts from this Nigerian celebrity’s biography. Learn about Don Jazzy hometown as well as other fun details from the famous African musician’s life. DON JAZZY STATE OF ORIGIN Firstly, we should note that Don Jazzy is not the real name of the famous Nigerian. His actual name is Michael Collins Ajereh, but as a musician, he is much better known as Don Jazzy. What state is Don Jazzy from in Nigeria? He was born in 1982 in Abia State (Umuahia city) on November the 26th. Michael’s family later moved to Lagos State. This is where he spent most of his childhood. This talented child began playing drums and singing at the age of 4 years old. Can you imagine this? DON JAZZY’S LIFE The famous musician studied at the Federal Government College Lagos, and also attended Edo State’s Ambrose Alli University, where he studied business management. He has been playing bass guitar since he was 12 years old, and kept enjoying music (both African traditional musical instruments and drums) in Nigeria until 2000’s. This was when he received an invitation from his uncle to move to the UK and play drums in his church. Don Jazzy continued with his musical career in London, and it took him only 4 years to grow to the M’s Hits Records creation. He worked with many famous people (delivering tracks for them, producing them and creating their musical albums and collections), including Tiwa Savage, Jay-Z, Dr. SID, D’Prince, Kanye West, Sauce Kid, and many others. Mavin Records was created in 2012 after Mo’ Hits Records officially stopped operating. Today Don Jazzy is a respected and well-known African superstar from Nigeria, he is the celebrity the whole country is so much proud of. Moreover, it doesn’t matter where he lives now. He will always be the talented and influencing Nigerian whose name is a brand in the world of music.
  5. Two notorious armed robbery/murder suspects were paraded before newsmen at the Imo state police command. The suspects Chukwudi Ezeala ‘m’ aka ‘infinity’ 33yrs of age of Umuodu Umukabia in Ehime Mbano L.G.A. and Chizoba Ihedioha ‘m’ aka ‘Sunlight’ 25yrs of age of Mgbakam Okohia Obowo L.G.A. in company of two others now at large on 17/02/2018 robbed and murdered one Jude Emeka Onye ‘m’ who just returned from Spain. The victim and others were drinking at a joint along Amainyi Obowo when the hoodlums struck and robbed them of their GSM handsets and other valuables and in the process killed the victim. One Highlander Jeep without a registration number and one Toyota Corolla with Reg. No. WER729 LC suspected to have been stolen were recovered from them. The suspects have confessed to the crime and will soon appear in court. Serious efforts are being made to apprehend the fleeing members of the gang. Meanwhile, in compliance with the directives of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim K. Idris, on disarmament of prohibited firearms and illegal weapons, the Imo State Police Command today 10/4/2018 showcased recovered prohibited firearms and ammunition at the State Police Headquarters, Owerri. The categories of arms and ammunition so far recovered are as follows: 1. No. of Guns 168 2. No. of Catridges 99 3. No. of Ammunition 2323 4. No. of Empty Magazines 25.
  6. ANAMBRA STATE CONFIRMED AS A OIL PRODUCING STATE ANAMBRA STATE HAS FINALLY GOTTEN RECOGNITION AS ONE OF THE OIL PRODUCING STATES IN THE FEDERATION AS REVEALED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT National chairman of Host Communities Producing Oil and Gas, HOSCON, Prince Mike Emuh who disclosed this yesterday at Anambra State Traditional Rulers’ House, Government House, Awka, while briefing traditional rulers in the state, said the Federal Government had also approved 10 modular refineries in all the 11 oil producing states in the country out of which one of the refineries would be cited in Anambra. Emuh further told the traditional rulers that the Federal Government also approved the employment of 10,000 youths from all the oil producing states, out of which 1,000 youths are to be employed in Anambra State, adding that he was in the state to ask the royal fathers to mention a particular place where the modular refinery would be cited in the state and to prepare for the selection of the youths to be employed. Flanked by Chief Monday Whisky, HOSCON’s National Media Director and other national officers; Anambra HOSCON officers, including the state chairman, Anthony Chiokwe, his deputy, Greg Onyilegbe and the state organising secretary, Ifeanyi Chigbo (a.k.a. Target), Emuh who is also a member of Federal Government’s Governing Council on Petroleum, also handed over all the documents containing the approvals from the Federal Government and a copy of HOSCON’s constitution to the royal fathers. It’s welcome development Anambra State Anambra State government reacted last night on the new status of the state as officially an oil producing state, describing it as a welcome development. Speaking with Vanguard on the issue, the state Commissioner for Information, Mr. C Don Adinuba, however observed that the quantity of oil produced in the state was still small, hoping that with further exploration, more oil would be discovered in the state. He said: “This is cheering news, but we must realize that the quantity of oil produced in Anambra State cannot be compared to what is produced in other oil -producing states in the country. “The oil in Anambra is produced from marginal oil fields, which may not immediately attract international oil companies. For now, the oil is produced through barges as opposed to pipeline drilling that carries large quantity of crude oil. “But we are grateful for this recognition, which will surely shore up the state’s revenue, even if marginally.” Responding, the State Chairman of Anambra Traditional Rulers Council and Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe, commended him for coming to brief them and disclosed that the traditional rulers would set up a committee to be headed by the traditional ruler of Aguleri, Igwe Christopher Idigo, to look into his briefings and take a decisive steps. Achebe who handed all the documents over to Igwe Idigo, disclosed that he himself, having worked in the oil industry for over 30 years, would serve as a private consultant to actualize the dream of Anambra getting its fare share as an oil producing state.
  7. These pictures reflect how Okigwe Road in Owerri, Imo state was today during and after the rain. According to reports, the rain caused ‘more harm than good’ as activities were paralyzed in some areas in the state which were affected by the heavy floods.
  8. GOD IS PUNISHING PDP FOR ITS SINS – EX-SOKOTO STATE GOVERNOR, BAFARAWA Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, the former Sokoto State governor has said God is punishing the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) for its sins and urged members to intensify prayers to seek forgiveness from God. “It is the sins that the PDP members committed that God is punishing them with it”, Bafarawa bluntly told members at the PDP Northwest zonal rally today in Katsina. “Almighty Allah does not make mistakes and that was the reason why when the PDP offended him, He snatched the power and handed it to APC,’’ he said
  9. The staff of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba decided to embark on a strike action from Monday 9th April over 10 months salary arreas after series of promises by the management to pay the outstanding arreas but to no avail. To their surprise, on Thursday the management issued the attached memo to all the departments of the school threatening sanction on any staff who decides to join the strike action. I was really astonished reading this memo to workers being owed 10 months salary and being threatened to swallow the bitter pill and keep moving How have these people been managing to cater for their families all these while remain a mystery. My neighbour who lectures in this institution cried when her kids were sent home for school fees earlier this year while a tricycle (Keke napep) rider was able to clear his own kids school fees in one payment. Funny enough the acting rector of this institution, Prof. Friday Eboh is rocking a 25000 naira daily suit for over a year now when the school has a well-furnished duplex for its rectors.
  10. A lady was the center of attraction as she served at a wedding ceremony earlier today in Bayelsa state. The wedding between Mr. Vincent Anthony and Tarinabo Joseph, was held in Doxa family church, Yenagoa, the state capital and attracted the presence of Bayelsa state commissioner for Information and Orientation, Hon. Daniel Markson and other top dignitaries. The lovely photos from the event which have now taken over the internet have people loving the style of the best man, who is a lady. It is rare to see a woman stand in as best man at a wedding but this is not the first time it is happening and might even be a trend.
  11. Former Senate Leader, Senator Teslim Kolawole Folarin has declared that he is not desperate to govern Oyo State. Folarin made this known on Wednesday while speaking with journalists shortly after he paid a condolence visit to the Ibadan residence of a third republic Senator and Agbaakin of Ogbomosoland, Chief Ayantayo Ayandele, who died recently. The ex-Senate leader said contrary to rumour, he was yet to declare his governorship ambition because the decision of who would succeed the present governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi rested in the hands of the governor. Folarin said “In 2015, I was in the PDP and we didn’t have a sitting governor then but now in APC, we have a sitting governor who is doing well, he will determine a lot of things. “I am ambitious, I want to be governor, I want to be President if I get the support, at least, I am a Senator, former Senate leader but I am not also stupid because I know that it is not possible to be anything without the support of the man who is leaving, that is why you don’t see me wasting my time. “I am experienced in the game, but governor Ajimobi is the main man; if we don’t have a sitting governor, you can scheme and there is no better schemer than me but we have a sitting governor who holds the ace. “If he (governor Ajimobi) says Teslim Folarin, I want you to succeed me, yes sir, if he says Teslim Folarin I want you to return to the Senate, yes sir, if he says Teslim Folarin I want you to stay at home, yes sir, but he has not told anybody anything”. The ex-Senate leader, who was accompanied by some of his loyalists, described the deceased as a man who lived a simple life. He said he knew the deceased in 2003 before his election to the Senate and since then he had continued to learn many things from him. According to him, “He lived a simple life. I know him in 2003 during my electioneering campaign, he is a very straightforward person, since then he has continued to be a role model. “I even said he is not supposed to be a politician, because politicians don’t behave that way. I was surprised about his behaviour.” The Senator died on Saturday 24th March and would be buried on Friday 13th April at First Baptist Church Ogbomoso.
  12. 3 POLICEMEN ARRESTED FOR DEMANDING N10,000 BRIBE FROM JOURNALISTS IN IMO STATE NEMESIS CAUGHT UP WITH THREE POLICEMEN AFTER THEY REPORTEDLY DEMANDED A SUM OF 10,000 NAIRA BRIBE FROM SOME JOURNALISTS IN IMO STATE. The Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Chris Ezike, has detained three policemen attached to the Anti-Cultism Unit of the command for allegedly collecting a N10,000 bribe from some journalists after threatening to frame them on Sunday. Speaking with The Punch on Tuesday, The CP said he had given the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department seven days to conclude the investigation into the matter. Ezike said the policemen would face an orderly room trial if found culpable of the allegations. He said, “The three policemen are in detention now. I have directed the DC SCIID to investigate the matter. “I have equally directed him to reach out to the complainants, because as we speak, nobody has reported the incident apart from what we saw in the media. “The Inspector General of Police is passionate about discipline and excellence. The allegation is corruption with impunity.” It is understood that some policemen had arrested some journalists on Sunday in Owerri, namely Juachi Ochu, (www.profjay.com), Matthew Okache (www.voplink.com), Williams George (www.touristtv.com) and Trinity Jesam (detailing cross river) and demanded that they should part with the sum of N10,000 before getting their freedom. The victims were members of the Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria, OMPAN who attended the association’s convention in Owerri between March 30 and 31.
  13. Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said that he did not attack the founder of Microsoft, Mr Bill Gate over Nigeria’s economic recovery and growth plan. Speaking during the closing ceremony of the Kaduna Investment Summit (KADINVEST 3.0) on Thursday, El-Rufai said though, there was nothing wrong in attacking Bill Gate, he never did, but merely put things in proper perspective. He insisted that Gate got it wrong in his opinion on which tier of government should invest more in education and healthcare. El-Rufai explained, “Coming to the economic recovery growth plan, we were all involved in it as state governments and we all keyed into it. The whole idea is that we internalise the plan and support the macro plan. That is what we are doing in Kaduna. We have our own development plan which aligns with the Federal Government economic recovery growth plan. “A few weeks ago, when Microsoft founder Bill Gate came to Nigeria and appealed to the Nigerian government to invest more in education, I made a comment that was reported widely as attacking Bill Gate. It was not an attack on Bill Gate, it merely putting things in the contest. “Mr Gate observed that, in the economic recovery and growth plan, there was not enough money for human capital development, for Health and Education and I did not disagree. What I merely pointed out is that the economic recovery and growth plan has numbers that reflected Federal Government’s investment in health and education. “But the federal government only dealt with tertiary education and healthcare to a large extent. The bulk of education and healthcare investment are subnational because of primary education, junior secondary education and primary health care where most of the problems are, are all within the purview of state government, just like secondary healthcare are all under the state government. “What I told Mr Gate is that you have identified the problem correctly, but you are looking at the wrong tier of government to handle it. The state and local governments have the responsibilities to invest in education and healthcare. So, it is up to state governments to invest more in education and healthcare and I gave an example of what we are doing in Kaduna and also urged my colleagues, the Governors to do same. Because, unless the state governments do so, the country will be clapping with one hand.” “That is what I said, but it was misrepresented to mean that, I was attacking Bill Gate. There is nothing wrong with attacking Bill Gate, we can differ, but that is not what I happened, I merely explained the context, where the investment should be. “But, I must add that, Bill Gate is a big partner, he has invested $1.6billion in Nigeria. And a large percentage of that money was invested in Kaduna State. I will not disclose how much, because other states will be envious.” El-Rufai explained.
  14. Four family members have been confirmed killed in a night attack on Mbiya central village on the outskirts of Takum town, Takum Local Government Area of the state. The Chairman of Takum Local Government in Taraba State, Shiban Tikare, on Wednesday, while confirming the killings said a nine-month-old baby survived the attack, that the attackers invaded the village around 2 am on Wednesday and slaughtered the four family members who were deep asleep. He said, “We heard gunshots around 1 am along Takum-Ussa road and as we were making efforts to mobilise policemen to the area, we heard gunshots at Mbiya Central, a community just on the outskirts of the town. “By the time we got there, four people had been slaughtered like chickens; a man, his wife and two children. “A baby mysteriously survived the attack. The attackers whom we suspect to be Fulani herdsmen also attacked Basam, a village close to Gen. T.Y. Danjuma’s farm and set the whole village ablaze.”
  15. The negative effects of drug abuse on Nigerian youths can’t be over-emphasized. A young man who was high on drugs on Easter day – collapsed and began behaving strangely near a river in Delta state. According to online reports, the man allegedly took marijuana, tramadol among other drugs in an attempt to get himself high on the festive day. Rather than get himself high, he got himself low by collapsing on the ground where he stayed for some minutes before he entered the river to cool off his ”hot” brain. He was filmed by a friend/resident who mocked him as he behaved strangely.
  16. The Cross River State Police command has paraded seventy-eight persons suspected to have committed various crimes in the state, among them a 48- year old Pastor who defiled his twelve-year-old housemaid. According to the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa, Pastor Dominic Udo John forcefully defiled his house 12-year-old house maid, Enobong John Etim and following the victim’s cry for help, the Police arrested him. Inuwa, who also paraded seventy seven other suspected criminals and cultists, told Journalists during a press briefing in Calabar on Wednesday that John, who lives at Ikot Ekpo, near 8th miles, has admitted to committing the crime. His words:”On 11th March, 2018, at about 2200hrs, one Pastor Dominic Udo John (48) of Ikot Ekpo, 8th miles Calabar was arrested for forcefully defiling his 12yrs old housemaid, Enobong John Etim. Following the victim’s outcry, the suspect was arrested and admitted to committing the crime. “Meanwhile, the medical examination has been carried out by a qualified medical practitioner to ascertain the health status of the girl, the suspect will be charged to court.” Similarly, the Police also paraded twenty-five-year-old Michael Emmanuel Okon of No. 2 Ikot Effa street, Calabar for defiling nine-year-old Destiny Uduak Sunday after dragging her into his living room. Source – Nationalhelm
  17. Troops deployed in Exercise AYEM AKPATUMA while on patrol along Dogon Dawa _ Damari road in Kaduna State killed two suspected criminals and recovered two AK 47 rifles. Other items recovered include three magazines and 88 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition. Also, troops deployed along Rigasa _ Airport road on 2 April 2018 ran into an ambushed by suspected bandits. Two soldiers were wounded in the encounter and are presently receiving treatment. Similarly, troops successfully repelled an attack by another suspected bandits in Buruku Benue State.
  18. A team of Nigerian police officers have been hailed online following a nice gesture rendered to an old woman. According to a report, the police officers met the stranded woman and helped her after her bunch of palm fruits fell off from the wheelbarrow. Uchenna Onyeizu who hails from Aba, Abia state, wrote; Today, I saw the Nigeria Policemen from a very good point of view. This old woman was trying to tie her bunch of palm fruits to her bike when they suddenly fell off. These policemen were passing and stopped to give a helping hand. I was driving behind them and without their knowledge I smartly took these pictures!!! Really, we still have some men in uniform rendering unnoticed services to humanity. God bless you guys with promotions and good things of life!!!
  19. The Osun State government has approved the sum of forty million naira for the payment of pensions of different categories of pensioners in the state. The Head of Service, Dr Olowogboyega Oyebade disclosed this in a press statement he made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Tuesday. He said the said sum was meant to pay the pension of 148 retired secondary school teachers, 250 retired civil servants, including retired parastatal workers. According to the statement, a sum of N25m, N14.8m and N200, 000 were to be paid to the retired civil servants, teachers and parastatals workers respectively. He explained that the beneficiaries of the money were the 3rd batch pensioners, stating that payment of pensioners was an on-going exercise in fulfillment of the government’s promise on payment of gratuities and pensions. “The approval of the N40m is meant for the payment of pension of 148 retired secondary school teachers, 250 retired civil servants and 2 retired parastatals workers. “While retired civil servants in that category get a sum of N14.8m, retired teachers received N14.8m and N200, 000 goes to parastatal workers. “This is the third batch of pensioners to be settled, in the ongoing payment of pensions of our senior citizens, as a fulfilment of this government’s promise”, the statement said.
  20. President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa says Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the hero of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa will be given a state funeral. Madikizela-Mandela, who died on Monday aged 81, was one of the few remaining representatives of the generation of activists who led the fight against apartheid. Known as ‘the mother of the nation’, her frequently negative image abroad contrasts with her deep and long-lasting popularity within her homeland. On Monday night, crowds of mourners gathered outside Madikizela-Mandela’s home in the Soweto township, a center of anti-apartheid resistance that remained her base decades after the end of white minority rule. “The nation was ill-prepared for her departure and people are grieving very deeply. “ The death is a great loss on that she has been one of the strongest women in our struggle who suffered immensely … She remained courageous on behalf of the people,” Ramaphosa said. Tributes continued to pour in on Tuesday and many have paid tribute to Madikizela-Mandela’s long fight for women’s rights. Baleka Mbete and Thandi Modise, parliament’s presiding officers and senior officials in the ruling African National Congress (ANC), issued a statement describing Madikizela-Mandela as “a torch-bearer to gender mainstreaming, and an inspiration to millions of downtrodden women across the length and breadth of the country, across the continent and the world”.
  21. The Edo State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development has arrested one Chinyere Blessing, from Enugu state who uses rented children to beg for money. According to reports, on Thursday, the attention of the Edo State Ministry of Women Affairs was drawn to a woman at Ring Road in the centre of Benin City, who is in the habit of using what she claimed to be her children, a set of a triplet, to beg for money. Immediately, she was arrested and brought to the office of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, and upon searching her, a total of ₦104,240 was recovered from her. Upon further investigation by the police of Family Unit, State CID, and after obtaining a full confession from the ringleader, the real mothers of two of the children were found and arrested at their hotel room in Benin City. They all have confessed to the crime and admitted to this being their fourth trip to Benin for their illicit business.
  22. Edo Civil Society Organisations have stopped Jesus Deliverance Ministry (Ngozi Church) from further usage of Queen Ede Secondary School in Ogbeson Quarters for camping and other activities. This is as a result of complaints coming from residents of the community over the misuse of the school facility and further arrest and intimidation of residents who dare challenged her (pastor) overtime. In the face of the deplorable state of the school, the church has never contributed any support to give it a face lift. Governor Obaseki is expected to take it from where EDOCSO has enforced sanity to and ensure the school is renovated and fenced from further degradation by anyone or institutions that don’t have value for Corporate Social Responsibility.
  23. Last night, the Lagos state government hosted President Buhari to a banquet that was attended by governors, APC chieftains and others. SEE MORE PHOTOS BELOW:
  24. Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buahri stormed the city of Lagos yesterday on a two-day official visit. President commissioned the Ikeja Bus terminal and also attended a colloquium organised to cerebrate the birthday of Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Afterwards, a State Dinner was held in honour of the president at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, as part of activities to commemorate his two-day official visit to the State. Below are some more photos of the president at the state dinner:

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