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BREAKING NEWS: Army Arrests Suspect Over Maiduguri Explosion, Confirms Scores Dead

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The Nigerian Army said it has arrested one person over Tuesday’s bomb blast in Maiduguri, Borno State.

It did not provide details of the suspect. A statement signed by Mohammed Dole, the spokesperson of the Army’s 7 Division in Maiduguri, also described how the attack occurred. Mr. Dole said at about 2:13 p.m. on Tuesday, a Honda car laden with an Improvised Explosive Device, IED, exploded near Post Office area in Maiduguri.

“Members of the frustrated Boko Haram terrorists are suspected to be behind the bomb explosion,” Mr. Dole said.

The statement did not however reveal the exact number of casualties, but said,

“Scores of death and injuries were recorded and 10 vehicles and five tricycles are confirmed damaged and one suspect is arrested.”

Mr. Dole said the attack happened after a long period of relative peace in Maiduguri and its environs. It said with Tuesday’s attack, the 7 Division had stepped up measures to forestall future occurrence in the Borno capital.

“While investigation is ongoing, the General Officer Commanding, 7 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Junaid Bindawa warns that any individual or groups found to be behind these heinous and dastardly acts will be decisively dealt with,” the statement said.

Mr. Bindawa appealed to the residents of Maiduguri to remain calm and go about their normal businesses. He also urged them to be very vigilant and to report any suspicious person or vehicles to the nearest security agency. He assured of the military’s commitment to maintaining the relative peace in the city.

Married Woman Sets Her Husband Ablaze Because of Boyfriend

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Sorrow engulfed the Umuodo community of Itu in Ezinihitte LGA of Imo State last weekend when a man and his wife were burnt to death under very controversial circumstances. Mr Ngozi Chilekezi and his wife Patience alias Oil, had lived together as husband and wife for about 12 years before the tragedy.

“On entering the room, his wife poured fuel on him, lit a match and held him tightly to ensure that he did no escape from the evil plot,” a villager recounted.

 

While some claimed that cans of fuel stored in the house suddenly went up in flames, others said the woman in an attempt kill her husband and escape with her boyfriend, poured fuel all around the house before inviting her husband home for a chat and lit a match that engulfed the building.

The later story gained currency when it was confirmed that the husband, who was badly burnt at the time he was rushed to a nearby hospital, was able to narrate what happened to his relations.

Although none of the villagers, who spoke to Vanguard at the scene of the incident wanted their names in print, they were, however, in agreement that it was a well executed murder by the wife.

The villagers quoted Chilekezi, who later died at the hospital, as revealing that he was invited last Saturday into their living room by his wife at about 1.30pm for a chat.

The villager equally told Vanguard that Chilekezi, a relatively comfortable automobile technician, managed to extricate himself from his wife’s grip and ran out of the burning house and was taken to a nearby hospital for medical attention.

The dying man also told his relations that his wife was equally trapped in the burning house but before people could get back to the house, the woman was burnt beyond recognition.

Unconfirmed report had it that the late wife allegedly planned to elope with another man but the plot leaked to her husband, who confronted the strange man said to be a native of Umuezeala, Itu, a neighbouring village.

It was gathered that because of the development, her husband started making plans to take another wife.

The charred remains of Mrs. Chilekezi was still in the burnt house, while the husband’s body was deposited in an undisclosed morgue.

Confirming the incident, Police PRO, Mrs. Joy Elemoko, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said a crack team of detectives from the state police headquarters had commenced investigation.

13-yr-old Boy Hangs Self To Death Over Fustration & Maltreatment by Step-Mother

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A 13 year old primary five pupil, Awal Osisi has committed suicide in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
But the police in the state is working at some puzzles surrounding the alleged death of the boy just as his step mother is being detained.
It was gathered that the boy committed suicide in his parents’ house located at High School area of Akure.
Awal was allegedly found in his parents’ room hanging by the door on Wednesday by using a belt to hang himself.
His step mother Mrs Rukayat Osisi reportedly raised alarm at about 10.00am when she discovered the dangling body of the boy in the room.
Rukayat a petty trader. claimed that she found the body of Awal in the room having committed suicide.
However, the police in the state is suspecting foul play, wondering why the step mother brought down the alleged dangling body of the boy before informing the police.
The woman was said to have gone to the ‘A’ Division at about 1.35 pm to report that her step-son was found dead in the room after killing himself.
Rukayat said she discovered the body of the boy in the room after he hanged himself with a belt tied to the handle of the door. She said she had to remove the corpse of the deceased and take it to the State specialist hospital in Akure before reporting the incident at the police station.
However, reports gathered from the community showed that Awal has always been a victim of victimisation, oppression and child abuse by his father and the step- mother since his mother divorced the father some years ago.
It was learnt that the step-mother together with the father has always been maltreating the boy and sending him on difficult errands.
It was learnt that the father works outside Akure and comes to Akure every weekend.
The father, it was gathered seized the boy’s school uniform and books following a report from the wife that the deceased misbehaved while the father was away in his station.

 

Bomb Blast in Maiduguri Kill At Least 17

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Even on a day of celebration, a car bomb has exploded in the city of Maiduguri, killing at least 17 people, and injuring much more. The Islamist group Boko Haram have come out to say they carried out the attack and a suspect has been arrested, the military says.

The bomb went off near a market, sending up a large plume of smoke and witnesses said people were seen fleeing the scene covered in blood.

The scene ws described as chaotic, with bodies on the ground and troops firing automatic weapons. A witness said “I heard a very loud explosion followed by several other explosions. After a while, I came out of my shop and saw many lifeless bodies lying on the floor.

Source: BBC News

The Greatest: Cristiano Ronaldo Wins 2013 FIFA Ballon D’Or

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Cristiano Ronaldo has won the 2013 Ballon D’Or, the second of his career.

Ronaldo scored 69 goals for Real Madrid and Portugal last year, and his stunning hat trick against Sweden in a decisive World Cup playoff was perhaps the defining individual performance.

Ronaldo was sobbing in tears as he accepted the award with his son beside him, saying ”there are no words to describe this moment.” He defeated Barcelona’s Messi and France winger Franck Ribery, who helped Bayern Munich to a sweep of major titles.

Voting was done by national team captains and coaches, plus selected journalists, in FIFA’s 209 member countries.

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Sarkodie – Preach ft. Silvastone (Prod by Silvastone)

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Here’s another great jam off Sarkodie‘s fast-selling album – Sarkology! This one is titled “Preach” featuring the producer of the song, Silvastone.

They’re currently shooting a video for the song in London and is expected to be out later on. We’ll keep you posted. Enjoy

 

Phenom & Jigsaw – Unilag Cypher Freestyle

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Hot freestyle from Phenom & Jigsaw as they go in on DJ Khaled’s ‘Out Here Grinding’ beat. Enjoy

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DJ Zeez – Sankolo (Produced by Sagzy)

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DJ Zeez first and foremost wants you to know that he shall be addressed as Zeez from now on. Now that it’s out of the way let’s get into the main reason we’re here.

It’s Zeez‘s birthday, and to celebrate the occassion he drops a new single titled Sankolo which is produced by Sagzy. Zeez has been in the game for while now (since 2005), and has had hits like Fokasibe and Bobbee FC. Let’s see if the magic can be recreated with this new tune. What do you think?

Enjoy. DJ Zeez Sankolo!

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Chocolate City and Brymo Set To Return To Court

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he battle between Chocolate City and their former Artist, Brymo is set to continue at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos as they will return to court on January 14th, 2014.

The case was adjourned until 14th of January, after the presiding judge was unavoidable absence at the court leading to the suspension of the case. The case reportedly has been adjourned twice following the November 11 adjournment before this latest one.

The issue between the two is as a result of Brymo’s unceremonious exit from the record label, and there were a lot of words being thrown around from members of both parties. The notable was Brymo calling out Chocolate City Boss, Audu Maikori, and saying he’s threatening people trying to work with Brymo.

 

Former Glo ambassador actor Mike Ezurunoye signed by Airtel

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Months after ending his endorsement deal with telecoms giant Globacom, actor Mike Ezuronye has moved to another telecoms giant, Airtel. He’s just been featured in Airtel’s new thematic campaign ‘Come Alive’. Mike pictured above at the unveiling of the ‘Come Alive’ TVC in Lagos on Wednesday January 8th. Congrats to him.

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