Ill Bliss teams up with the winner of MTN Project Fame West Africa Season 5, Ayoola to bring this new tune titled L.O.V.E You. The song is featured on IllBliss’ upcoming album, Powerful and is produced by Young D.
Princewill Arinze Nwobodo (alias Aboki J. Brown) an alleged serial fraudster and suspect of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was abducted by gunmen at the precincts of the Lagos high court on Thursday, February 20, 2014.
According to a statement by the commission, Mr. Princewill was abducted by four gunmen from the prison warders within the court in Igbosere where he was billed for an arraignment before Justice Aishat Opesanwo on a 4-count charge bordering on obtaining $ 92 000 under false pretence.
The suspect had appeared last year on October 25, 2013 before Justice Saliu Seidu of the Federal High Court, Lagos on a 15- count charge bordering on forgery and obtaining under false pretence. He was also arraigned on November 20, 2013 before Justice Aishat Opesanwo alongside Katchy Okoye and Matthew Usong on a 12-count charge that borders on conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretence.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted bail but he couldn’t meet bail conditions. He was therefore confined in prison custody till Thursday when he was abducted from prison warders who brought him to court from Ikoyi prison, Lagos.
The arraignment was deferred to March 27, 2014 as the court did not sit.
A 300 level student of the University of Cape Coast, identified as Mr. Godwin Awogbo, was found dead on Thursday within the campus premises.
His lifeless body was found with his intestines gushing out from his lower abdomen, close to the Brown Palace hostel.
It was gathered that the gruesome incident happened on Wednesday night.
The deceased Godwin Awogbo
According to his roommate, he tried calling him on his mobile phone when he didn’t return to the room on time but couldn’t reach him. He got to know about the death when he received messages from friends in the morning informing him about the lifeless body they had found.
His roommate said he was a Nigerian who was studying Social Science at the University.
Circumstances leading to the death of Godwin could not be established and the police have been invited to take over the case.
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A 26-year-old Welder was on Thursday remanded in prison by a chief magistrate’s court sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta for allegedly defiling a three-year-old child.
Dare Ojo was ordered to be remanded in Oba Prison by the chief magistrate, Anthony Araba.
The prosecutor, Inspector Banji Sangotokun, had told the court that the accused committed the offence on February 15, 2014, at the Ogunji Estate, Somorin, Abeokuta.
Her father had handed her over to Ojo, his friend, to help take her home but he took her into an uncompleted building and abused her.
“He was caught in the act by a farmer who raised alarm and alerted people close to the building,’’ Sangotokun said.
According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened Section 218 of the Criminal Laws of Ogun, 2006.
Ojo plead not guilty to the charge.
Araba adjourned the case to March 6.
What could have led to another major attack on the Nigeria Police in Kaduna State was averted yesterday following the arrest of five suspected members of the Boko Haram sect in Kwana Dangora community.
The arrest of the five followed a successful raid on the hoodlum’s hideout by the Joint Security Forces in Kaduna on February 19, 2014.
A top security source, who confirmed the arrest on in Kaduna, said the arrest was carried out by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) in collaboration with the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Police Force, in an operation launched to thwart a planned attack on a police station at Kwanan Dangora area in Kaduna State.
The source said those arrested include a kingpin Bashir Ali, 28, Abdullahi Adam, 21, Adamu Abdullahi, 29, Abubakar Abdullahi, 32, and Mohammed Umar, 32.
Items recovered from them are primed explosives, one General Purpose Machine Gun, three AK 47 rifles, among others.
In celebration and recognition of the African Heroes fallen and Black History Month, Chocolate City presents the visuals to MI Abaga’s Superhuman Feat HHP off Illegal Music 2 mixtape.
The video recalls the timeless message of struggle for liberation and freedom.
“The struggle for freedom is one every man faces. As black people, as Africans, as Nigerians, we grow up believing that things are the way they are, and that there’s nothing we can do to change. But regardless of race, tongue or colour, every man is called to stand for what is right and true, and to be the best of what he is.” – MI Abaga
Another MAVIN activated!!
Just a week after the Valentine day announcement of Di’Ja, the Boss of Mavin Records; Don
Jazzy, who has for months, kept his ears close to the ground and his eyes opened in search for quality talents to upgrade the music industry to what he calls 2.0., unleashes yet another MAVIN to the family.
He is called “REEKADO BANKS” and he is everything you can ask for. Born Solomon Ayoleyi Hanniel, Reekado Banks is a gifted singer and song writer. The final year History and Strategic student of the university of Lagos, Akoka is young, God fearing, fun and spontaneous. Best described as a fine combination of talent, Determination and swag, REEKADO BANKS is set to make history.
His first official single under Mavin; “Turn It Up” which features mavin’s first lady “TIWA SAVAGE” is a melodious entreaty that screams get up and dance. Definitely a party anthem that is sure to make it to the top of DJs’ playlists.
Imagine blending country, dancehall and afropop music in a Don Jazzy way. “Turn It Up” is just a
snippet of Reekado Banks abilities. As a valuable addition to the incredible team of Don Jazzy, D’Prince, Tiwa Savage, Dr Sid, Reekado Banks joins new label mate Di ja to further strengthen the new frontline of the Mavin 2.0.
President Jonathan is scheduled to visit Owerri this weekend to receive scores of Imo politicians who are dumping their respective political parties for the PDP.
Palpable shock and disbelief gripped loyalists of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and air travelers as suspected political thugs tore posters and pictures of President Goodluck Jonathan mounted at Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri.
People were equally shocked as the rampaging political thugs descended and destroyed all the decorations on the perimeter fence of the airport, as well as the Presidential Lounge.
These strange events came as Imo people anxiously await the visit of President Goodluck Jonathan for the first time since Chief Ikedi Ohakim vacated office as Governor of the state.
The shocking part is that the destroyed posters, pictures and decorations were scattered in parts of the airport premises.
It was also gathered that the rampaging hired hoodlums however scampered into safety before stern looking security personnel arrived the scene.
Some workers and travelers, who were found discussing the ugly event in groups, blamed the act of the political thugs on an alleged directive from an unnamed top government official.
Meanwhile, the state government says it has approved the use of Dan Anyiam Stadium Complex, Owerri, which the PDP leadership applied for.
The Senior Special Assistant (Media) to the Governor, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, however stated in a release that Governor Rochas Okorocha was yet to be properly informed about the President’s visit to the state.
It was the considered opinion of the SSA that as the chief security officer of the state, it was proper that the Governor should be informed of the visit of the President.
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s Minister of Finance and Coordinator of the Economy, tendered her letter of resignation to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, following the controversy surrounding funds accrued from the sale of crude oil, two privileged sources familiar with the development have told THEWILL.
Her resignation was however not accepted by President Jonathan, who assured her that heated matter would be resolved soonest.
Okonjo-Iweala in her letter had expressed frustration with the lack of accountability in the petroleum sector where billions of dollars are currently being reconciled. She also expressed fears that her reputation was being rubbished by the scandal.
Though Okonjo-Iweala Thursday addressed a press conference to reassure investors that the nation’s fiscal policy would not be affected by the suspension of CBN Governor, Lamido Sanusi, one source told THEWILL that the Minister is irked by the sudden suspension of the controversial banker, who recently disclosed that $20 billion belonging to the federation has not been remitted by the NNPC.
Our sources insist that the Minister will exit the Jonathan government soonest.
THEWILL tried unsuccessfully Wednesday and today to get the Minister’s comment for this report. Her aide, Paul Nwabuikwu did not respond as well.
The recent visit to Aso Rock by Nollywood stars raised alot of eyebrows considering the surmounting insecurity issues in the country.Film maker Kabat Esosa was one of the first to lash out saying
‘One question I think begs an answer from them is; what was the reason and value of the Presidential visit? How have their visit added anything to the hue and cry in the country in respect of security, unemployment etc.‘
Segun Arinze who was there replied him
I think it’s so unfair for anyone to criticise AGN for paying a courtesy visit to President Goodluck Jonathan. We are an Association in Nollywood and our visit was to discuss issues as it affects our Guild and the industry in general. Everybody transported themselves to and fro.
We didn’t go begging for alms. Pls do read Madam President Ibinabo Fiberisma’s speech which has been sent by mail to you. Kabat’s statement was totally uncalled for. We are very apolitical. We have a right to visit GEJ after all he’s the president of the federal Republic of Nigeria,’ Segun began.
Chyke Bryan who is the president of screen writers guild is down with kidney problem. What have the members of that guild of whom Kabat is also a member done to raise money for his treatment? They should stop poking their noses in other people’s business. And focus on how to move the industry forward instead of bickering and sulking like Children. Making a mountain out of a molehill.’
Segun with the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria Reuben Abati (middle)