Monday, June 26, 2017

Ex-super Eagles Player Reveals How Evans Kiled His Father After Paying Ransom

Ex-super Eagles Player Reveals How Evans Kiled His Father After Paying Ransom

Former Super Eagles player, Chikelue Iloenyosi has narrated how Notorious kidnapper Evans killed his 84-year-old father after collecting N15 million ransom.

In a chat with Punch, the footballer said the late patriarch, Chief James Iloenyosi was kidnapped on November 25, 2013 on his way from mass in Anambra state.

He said his father was on his way back from their local Catholic church when three SUVs double-crossed him and whisked him away.

“When they took him away, they did not talk to us until after five days. They phoned my twin sister. She was sobbing when she called me that the kidnappers had made contact.

“When we the children gathered, my sister called the kidnappers again and they simply told us that they would call back. They did not call back until after another five days just to build our anxiety,” he said.

He said the kidnappers called on the morning of the fifth day to demand a ransom of N50m.

He said it was later reduced to N15m after much begging and negotiations.

Chikelue said, “When we paid the N15m, my father was already dead and we did not know.

“What made me upset was that despite how seriously we worked to get him back, my father did not come out of it alive.”

Ha added that a suspect known as Nonso, was arrested along with three other members of his gang.

“The SARS boss in Anambra told me at the time that any suspect arrested for any major crime always mentioned the name of Evans,” he said.

He narrated how one of Evans’ boys was arrested but the main suspect escaped and his father was never found alive.

“He immediately told us that his leader was Evans. But he said there was no way we could get Evans because he had fled to Lagos after the completion of the operation. At this point, Nonso kept our hope alive. He said my father was still alive. He refused to give precise information,”

Chikelue said, “While we were negotiating for ransom, they would call and put the phone on speaker so I could hear how they beat him. My father would cry and beg me to find a way to ensure his freedom.

“We buried him few days after we found his body and started the search for Evans. One of the vital information Nonso gave us was that they were on their way to a robbery when they got information about my father and they diverted to Abagana to kidnap him. So, I was really particular about the arrest of Evans so that he could tell us who in our community gave them the information.”

#BETAwards2017 - Ubi Franklin Blast Iyanya As He Celebrates Tekno’s Nomination

#BETAwards2017 - Ubi Franklin Blast Iyanya As He Celebrates Tekno’s Nomination

Triple MG boss, Ubi Franklin attended the BET awards with his recording artiste Tekno, and in sharing photos on social media, he dropped quite a controversial caption.

Sharing his excitement as Tekno made the nominees’ list for the BET Best International Act award, Ubi wrote on Instagram, “So one man said when I leave you will suffer, But When you know Man is not God just smile and keep working hard.
GRACE LOOKS GOOD ON ME 🎺🎺🎺🔑🔑🔑🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾❤️❤️❤️”.

Many believe that was a straight shade thrown at his former partner, Iyanya.

Adesua Etomi Covers Star Guardian Life Magazine’s Latest Issue

Adesua Etomi Covers Star Guardian Life Magazine’s Latest Issue

In less than three years in Nollywood, Adesua Etomi built a successful career and an army of loyal fans.

Bubbling with energy, she breaks the ice with Guardian Life as she reveals five things people probably did not know about her saying, “I’m left handed. I’m not a fan of handbags and jewellery. I think Will Smith is perfect. My mum is a pastor and I sang in a choir for ten years”.

Read excerpts from her interview below!

On what her strategy was when she came into the Nollywood industry: I didn’t come here thinking I am going to meet this person and meet that person, my strategy was prayer and divine connections. That was what I was going for, I wasn’t trying to look for who was going to help me or give me a handout. I knew what I wanted to become and I didn’t know how I wanted to get there but I knew the things I didn’t want to do to get there. I knew there were certain things that were associated with success and that’s preparation, staying prepared, keeping the work at the forefront of everything that I do.

On how she got her role for The Wedding Party: I auditioned just like everybody else. On the first day I came for the audition I read with three guys, so that’s three different stages then on my fourth audition stage I had to read with Banky and that’s when I got the role and that was when he got the role too because he went through the audition process as well. He had to read with myself and someone else before they finally decided on myself and him for the final pick.

On her inner circle: I’m very particular about my inner circle, you can count my closest friends on one hand and that’s because I believe you just need a few good friends, I am very friendly to everybody else. Also my family, my mum, those are the people that keep it all together for me and they are always there and you can’t beat that.

On how she balances her job: I just do it. As I’m talking to you since the beginning of this year, I have worked every single month, I have shot in South Africa for two months. I came back and went to shoot for a month in Nsukka. I just remember that I am a vessel and I just have to keep going because I owe it to myself, the fans and people that love watching what I do to do this. I also try to make a conscious effort to take a break, so once I am done with my projects towards the end of July, I’m going to give myself a little break and then come back.

On her plans for the future: At some point, my ten-year plan, maybe even less, is to open an orphanage, I love children and I am very passionate about people and children that need help, so I feel like I am going to be a mum to many.
Read more from the interview here

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Linda Ikeji- I Have Posted Things That I Regret!

Linda Ikeji- I Have Posted Things That I Regret!

Media Entrepreneur, Linda Ikeji is the cover star for ThisDay Style Magazine's latest issue.

Unarguably the No1 blogger in the country, Linda Ikeji who is graduate of the University of Lagos, has remarkably turned her passion for writing, into a multi-million Naira career.

As is her tradition, Ty shared a personal story;
LINDA IKEJI: So I remember a short moment I had during @officiallindaikeji ‘s shoot …we were all in her bathroom .. she ..reclined beautifully in that tub .. surrounded by the beauty team ..every one was readjusting something .. making sure it is was all perfect .. but her phone was never far .. I noticed she found moments to work .. in the middle of our drama .. I was then transported into a moment in her life over a decade ago when someone asked what she did .. and the look of confusion and worse ..concern when she retorted .. ‘ I’m a blogger … I blog ‘.
I know that confused – concerned-almost -condescending look I got when people didn’t understand my answer .

I remember sitting in a car in 2001 and an older aunty asked me .. what’s that ‘thing ‘ you said you do again ….’photography ‘ abi… ?everything about her tone put inverted commas on the word . But I stayed engaged because I knew she was genuinely interested and somewhat concerned… I answered yes and then she responded.. You’re living your dreams .. abi? And before my goggly eyed self could respond, she jerked me forward with a loud …WAKE UP!!!!! .. I’ll never forget .. Not necessarily the conversation itself but the conversations I had with my self afterwards .. I was so shaken .. no one had spoken so direct .most people just figured it was best to give me time to figure life out … till I get a real job

In that conversation.. I did WAKE UP .. to the truth that I had made a choice .. I was going to live as a CREATIVE … and that it wasn’t something to .. ‘see where this goes’.. this was going to be LIFE .my future .., so from that conversation .. I chose to give it EVERYTHING !Every once in a while I still yell at my self .. WAKE UP!!! And I ask my self the real questions .Im I giving it EVERYTHING!! For to live the life of my dreams … I must do it COMPLETELY AWAKE.
Special thanks to @officiallindaikeji for letting us into her beautiful space and being such an amazing host .. and to the dream team that worked on this ..

The success of her blog has encouraged a lot of young people in the world to tap into the online space and equally make a living out of it. In her Interview with Konye Chelsea Nwabogor, she talks about looking back at her life as a blogger, her regrets about putting up posts she shouldn’t have, and taking Linda Ikeji brand further.

Read excerpts from her interview below!

Social media and cyber bullying is a scary combination which many people feel the brunt of today. As a blogger you have been constantly accused of supporting cyber bullying via some of your blog posts and approved comments, what’s your take on this?

Social media has its ups and downs. You must understand that first and foremost, I am a blogger and I don’t support or approve of the views of my readers. People should feel free to express themselves the way they want. You should also know that sometimes the comments allowed are the bad ones. There are actually evil ones we see and take out.

Social media like every other thing in life has its negatives and positives. It depends on how you let it affect you. When people try to bully you, you should resist it or stay away from them. Leave groups that are abusive. If people ask derogatorily about you on social media, block them and also don’t let people who make you feel bad about yourself into your space. Bullying has been going on for ages and I don’t think it would ever stop as long as social media exits. There are just bad, frustrating people in the world who enjoy inflicting pain on others to make themselves feel better. Don’t be a victim, don’t allow them get you depressed or extremely sad.

In terms of relationship with colleagues and friends, you obviously have sacrificed a lot to live the life you have. How does that make you feel?

I don’t think I have sacrificed anything. I’m living the life that I wanted to live on my own terms and my own way. The friends I have today are people who have been my friends for at least 10 years, some as long as 20, long before I found success. There was a time that I stayed indoors for a lot of years because I was blogging from home, so I hardly went out. I can say I sacrificed a bit because I didn’t spend much time with my friends. But generally, the life I have now is the life I prayed for. There’s only one thing remaining.

The world is always watching and judging. How has the public scrutiny you’ve had to endure affected your life?

It hasn’t affected my life in a negative way. I am not famous like actors and actresses and musicians. My name is probably bigger than my face so most times when I walk around, only a few people recognize me. People of course have an opinion about me because I am the public eye, but I don’t let those kinds of things affect my life. I don’t give people that kind of power. They have a right to have an opinion and I reserve my right not to care. People are always watching, waiting for your next move, waiting for when you will fail, make a mistake, overstep your boundary, et.c. I just live my life and don’t pay attention.

Looking back, were there ever times where you felt, “I shouldn’t have posted that?”

I have posted things in the past that I regret and have taken down.

To read more of this interview, grab a copy of ThisDay Style Magazine published on Sunday 25, June, 2017.

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EFCC Arraigns Serving Judge, Nganjiwa for Unlawful Enrichment

EFCC Arraigns Serving Judge, Nganjiwa for Unlawful Enrichment

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned a serving judge attached to the Bayelsa Division of the Federal High Court, Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa, over allegations of unlawful enrichment to the tune of $260,000 and N8,650,000.

He was docked on 14 counts before the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere on Friday following the dismissal of a preliminary objection he filed to challenge the jurisdiction of the court to try him.
The defence lawyer, Chief Robert Clarke SAN, had contended that by virtue of Section 158 of the 1999 Constitution, only the National Judicial Council, NJC, had the power to deal with the kind of allegations which the anti-graft agency levelled against his client.

Countering the objection, the prosecuting counsel, Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo, argued that despite being a serving judge, Justice Nganjiwa has no immunity from criminal prosecution, stressing that Section 308 of the constitution, which specified government officials who had immunity, did not include a serving judge.

According to TheWill,he also contended that though Section 158 of the Constitution vested the NJC with administrative power to discipline an erring judicial for misconduct, the body did not have the power to look into criminal allegations against judges.

Oyedepo then urged the court to dismiss the preliminary objection and order Justice Nganjiwa to proceed into the dock for his arraignment.

The presiding judge, Justice A . A . Akintoye, in a ruling on Friday, upheld Oyedepo’s argument and struck out the preliminary objection filed by Justice Nganjiwa.

She ruled, “This court, having been properly constituted, has the power to try this case. The notice of preliminary objection, I hold, is therefore misconceived and same is hereby dismissed.”
The charges were then read to the defendant whe pleaded not guilty to all 14 counts. After the accused had taken his plea, Clarke urged Justice Akintoye to admit his client to bail on self-recognisance being a serving judge.

But Oyedepo pleaded that Justice Nganjiwa should not be granted bail on self-recognisance, but rather sought the imposition of “serious conditions” that would compel Justice Nganjiwa’s appearance in court for his trial.

“We never released him on bail on self-recognisance. I urge Your Lordship to impose serious conditions that will compel the

defendant’s appearance. We know what we went through before we got here.
“In view of the claim by the defendant that he’s a judge, what should be paramount is the expeditious trial of this case, so that he can know his fate,” the EFCC counsel argued. In a short ruling however, Justice Akintoye disclosed that she was inclined to grant Justice Nganjiwa bail on self-recognisance in view of his status as a serving judge.

She, however, directed the accused judge to deposit his passport in the custody of the Chief Registrar of the Lagos State High Court within seven days or that the EFCC should deposit same if the passport was still in its custody. Justice Akintoye stressed that the defendant must make himself available in court throughout the entire length of his trial.

She thereafter adjourned till October 6 and 10, 2017 for commencement of trial.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Father Of Notorious Kidnapper Evans Says Son Needs Deliverance

Father Of Notorious Kidnapper Evans Says Son Needs Deliverance

The father of ruthless kidnapper Evans – real name: Chukwudumeje Onwuamadike is pleading with Nigerians to forgive his son.

In an interview with Channels TV, he explains that he is not in current communication with his son, however, he wishes him well.

In his words, Evans needs deliverance from TB Joshua.

Sinzu Sentenced To 2 Years Jail Term For Identity Theft

Sinzu Sentenced To 2 Years Jail Term For Identity Theft

Sinzu, formerly known as Sauce Kid, has been sentenced to two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to aggravated identity theft.

Sinzu, whose real name is Babalola Falemi, had, according to obtained stolen bank card numbers and identified information of their owners.

He had encoded the bank numbers into blank cards, changed the account PINs, and withdrawn cash from ATMs with which he had bought goods from stores in the Idaho area.

Sinzu was arrested before he was about to board a flight. The police found a card encoding device and more than $6000 on him.

He had been charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, eight counts each of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, and possession of 15 or more fraudulent bank card, according to Idaho Statesman.

He pleaded guilty to one of the counts of aggravated identity theft after the other charges were dropped.
 Omisore To Muslims: Pray For The Progress Of Nigeria, Osun

Omisore To Muslims: Pray For The Progress Of Nigeria, Osun

Former Deputy Governor of Osun state, Senator Iyiola Omisore on Sunday called on Nigerians to promote love, oneness and unity.

Senator Omisore made the call while felicitating with Muslims across the country on the successful completion of this year's annual Ramadan fasting.

The former Deputy Governor emphasized the need for Nigerians at this particular period to be more committed to the peace and stability of the country.

"In this season, let us promote love, oneness and unity among ourselves as Nigerians and citizens of Osun State and extend the lessons of Ramadan beyond the holy month" he said.

Senator Omisore added that in doing this, there is the need for every Nigerian regardless of their tribe and religion to steer clear of acts or utterances capable of tearing the country apart.

The former deputy governor however congratulated Muslims across the country and Osun state in particular for successfully completed the 2017 Ramadan fasting.

He also tasked the Muslim faithful to continue praying for Nigeria as a country for it to overcome the numerous challenges facing it as well as committed those at the helm of affairs to lead the country aright.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Sen.Dino Melaye Sues INEC Over Recall

Sen.Dino Melaye Sues INEC Over Recall

In a series of tweets the embattled Senator representing Kogi West Dino Melaye revealed he has filed a case against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
INEC had on Friday released a statement saying it had notified the senator of his constituents’ intention to recall him from the Senate.

Dino Melaye in his tweets claimed dead persons were signatories to the petition to recall him.
See the tweets below:

RMD, Ali Baba,Adesua Etomi,Banky W & More Attend The Premiere Of AY Makun’s #10daysinsuncity

RMD, Ali Baba,Adesua Etomi,Banky W & More Attend The Premiere Of AY Makun’s #10daysinsuncity

The highly anticipated premiere of comedian AY Makun’‘s new film 10 Days in Sun City took place over the weekend at the Federal Palace Hotel, Ikoyi.

Adesua EtomiGbenro & Osas AjibadeFalz, Lilian Afegbai, Alexx Ekubo, Ali Baba, EmmaOhMaGod and more stars were spotted at the South Africa inspired premiere.

See more photos from the red carpet below...

Photo Credit– Studio 24