Monday, January 15, 2018

Video: Yemi Alade – Go Down

Video: Yemi Alade – Go Down

Following the success of Falz assisted “Single & Searching”; Yemi Alade premieres the music video for her hit single “Go Down”.

The buzzing Philkeyz produced track is housed on the deluxe edition of Alade’s third studio album “Black Magic”.

Watch the Paul Gambit directed clip below!

Paul Okoye Unveils His New All Female Band

Paul Okoye Unveils His New All Female Band

Paul Okoye of the defunct P-Square group is taking his music career to another level as he starts the New Year.

Following the break up with his brother, Peter Okoye, Paul has not stopped working on his career as he already dropped two music singles with videos to his credit.

Few days back, he released the video to one of his songs, ‘Nkemji Keke,’ and now he has done the unexpected which has left many talking.

Paul decided to change the face of his band by introducing an all-female band as they came together to have their first rehearsal.

See photo of the group below:

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 Leaders Pay Tribute To Fallen Heroes, Urge Nigerians To Embrace Peace In Commemoration Of Armed Forces Remembrance Day

Leaders Pay Tribute To Fallen Heroes, Urge Nigerians To Embrace Peace In Commemoration Of Armed Forces Remembrance Day

Every 15th of January in Nigeria marks the annual event called Armed Forces Remembrance Day which is set aside to commemorate the fallen heroes that lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars and the Civil War of 1967-70.

This day marks the date of the military’s first misadventure into national politics. However, this day is better known as the day that celebrates the role of the Armed Forces in upholding the unity of the country.

Armed Forces Remembrance Day is not only celebrated at the Federal level but it cuts across every form of government in the country. Prayers are held for soldiers who died fighting for the country.

In celebrating this day, former President Ibrahim Babangida has urged Nigerians and governments at all levels to serve the country and help in resolving the recent disturbing incidents affecting the nation’s national security.

Babangida also called on the mass media to serve as national vanguards in tackling the present security challenges facing the country.

“As people we should inculcate our cultural values that promote good conduct, tolerance and peaceful coexistence.

“We should eschew hate speeches, discrimination and other vices that trigger senseless violence and bloodshed.

“We have witnessed so much bloodshed through communal clashes and conflicts that need urgent actions to stop them now.

Nigerians were urged to demonstrate appreciation of the courage of the gallant fallen heroes by appreciating their contribution and providing support for the welfare and upkeep of the families they left behind, especially their widows and children.

In a similar manner, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has urged Nigerians to embrace peace and unity as a means of honouring the gallant efforts of the Nigerian military.

“I admire the bravery of members of our armed forces, and celebrate their hard efforts to keep us safe. My prayer on this day is to see a time soon when the guns and the armoured tanks lie idle because we have no more battles left to fight,” Atiku noted.

“When we all live in peace and unity and love, we not only enable steady development and progress in our great country, Nigeria, but we minimise the unnecessary pain, grief and loss of life among our beloved armed forces, who have bravely signed up to keep us all safe and secure. Our fallen heroes and their families are not the only ones who suffer.”

His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR and Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo GCON celebrated this years Armed Forces Remembrance Day at the National Arcade, Eagles Square, Abuja.

See more photos below from the event:




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Actress, Kehinde Bankole Loses Her Father

Actress, Kehinde Bankole Loses Her Father

Actress Kehinde Bankole is currently mourning the passing of her father, Architect Babatunde Bankole.

The actress took to her Instagram page to share a picture of her late father with the caption:
“Quietly over the weeks my family and close ones have mourned you. We love you Daddy and cherish all the memories we have built over the years. You have trained God fearing children and given us legacies money could not buy. With broken hearts but smiles and resignation to God almighty, we come forward to celebrate your life. We love you. RIP daddy. ARCHITECT BABATUNDE OLALEKAN BANKOLE sunre.”

See her post below:

Kehinde Bankole Post
Banky W & Adesua Etomi Enjoys Their Honeymoon At Montego Bay

Banky W & Adesua Etomi Enjoys Their Honeymoon At Montego Bay

It’s going to take a while for social media and fans to get over Banky W and Adesua Etomi. Since their wedding in November 2017, it has been a roller coaster time for the pair.

The couple had their white wedding in Cape Town South Africa and spent a few days post-wedding in the beautiful city.

With photos shared by the couple and their friends of beautiful sceneries in South Africa, fans thought they had a honeymoon.

Well, both Banky and Adesua have posted photos of themselves holidaying in Montego Bay. Hubby, Banky also posted an Insta story where he was having brunch with his wife.

Banky W captioned this: “Blessed, and thankful.”

While Adesua wrote, “Thankful… #onthebeach #beachvibes #Godcreatesthemostbeautifullandscape

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Nigerians Top List Of Forbes 2018 Top Ten World Richest Pastors

Nigerians Top List Of Forbes 2018 Top Ten World Richest Pastors

Global media company, focusing on business, investment, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and lifestyle, Forbes in a recent rating revealed pastors from Nigeria topping the World’s Richest Pastors list.

Founder and General Overseer of the Living Faith Church also referred to as “Winners Chapel,” Bishop David Oyedepo tops the list. Others in the list includes Pastor E.A Adeboye, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.

Here are the top ten richest pastors in the world:

  1. Bishop David Oyedepo Net Worth 2018 – $150 Million
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Living Faith Church can be referred to the largest church in Nigeria with a sitting capacity of almost 50,000. The church has branches in other African countries and also internationally, in Dubai, UK and the US.

  1. Bishop T.D. Jakes Net Worth 2018 – $147 Million
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Bishop Jakes is the Head of the Potter’s House Megachurch and Potter’s Touch television program. T.D. Jakes is a common face on many national broadcast stations. Most of his wealth originated from sales of his music, films and books.

  1. Chris Oyakhilome Net Worth 2018 – $50 Million
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Head pastor of the Christ Embassy also known as Believers LoveWorld, is popular for his programme “Atmosphere of Miracles,” a faith healing programme. His church has got branches for humanitarian aid and education.

  1. Benny Hinn Net Worth 2018 – $42 Million
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Regardless of his controversial financial situation with the US he continues to have a solid fellowship in both Canada and the United States. Followers of his teachings believe that if they are prayed over, they can be healed of any malady. Among his many luxury possessions is a Gulfstream G4 jet.

  1. E. A. Adeboye Net Worth 2018 – $39 Million

Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) began his career in preaching while still maintaining a professorship at the University of Lagos, Nigeria.  Adeboye goal is to put a church “within 5 minutes” of every home in the world. With branches all over in Nigeria alone, he has done so well in increasing his membership.

  1. Creflo Dollar Net Worth 2018 – $27 Million
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It’s no doubt the pastor with the dollar in his name made the list. Creflo is an American televangelist, pastor, and the founder of the non-denominational World Changers Church International based in College Park, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. Creflo is referred to as one of the flamboyant pastors in America.

  1. Kenneth Copeland Net Worth 2018 – $25 Million
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Before his conversion to Christianity he had commercial success as a recording artist, releasing 1957’s “Pledge of Love” which made it to #17 of the top 40 billboard hits of the year. He is best known for his messages on prosperity and abundance.

  1. Billy Graham Net Worth 2018 – $25 Million
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Referred by many as “America’s Pastor”, Billy Graham is among the most well-known and long-lived pastors on the planet. With an estimated audience of around 2.2 Billion individuals, Graham has made a name for himself.

  1. T.B. Joshua Net Worth 2018 – $10 Million
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Considered a Prophet by most of his congregation, Joshua has a unique and notable influence in his native country of Nigeria from his home city of Lagos. While primarily preaching from Lagos, Nigeria, Joshua has over 1.5 million Facebook fans.

  1. Joseph Prince Net Worth 2018 – $5 Million
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All the way from Asia. Joseph Prince is the head of the New Creation Church and he nets a salary of $550,000 a year. He is one of the most internet savvy pastors as he has an online video and podcast with a following from over 150 countries.

 ClassiQ Ft MI Abaga – Gudu

ClassiQ Ft MI Abaga – Gudu

Arewa Mafia front runner ClassiQ kicks off the year with a banger as he teams up African hip hop legend MI Abaga on the track “GUDU”; a fine fusion of original hip hop with authentic Hausa culture.

The track is a mix of both Hausa and English, which translates to their competition running away every time they put out a song. The lyrical strength and skill of both artist is very well portrayed.
Gudu was produced, mixed and mastered by ace sound engineer, G-plus Chang.

Two Kidnappers Arrested While Escaping With Victim

Two Kidnappers Arrested While Escaping With Victim

Lagos State Command of the Nigerian Police has disclosed the arrest of two notorious kidnappers at Elemoro, Ajah, on 10th January.

The kidnappers were apprehended while escaping with their latest victim, one Mrs Mildred Mbajiorgu.

The tight security network em placed in Lagos State by the Command Commissioner of Police, CP. Edgal Imohimi, did the magic as the Divisional Police Officer, Elemoro tapped into it to get the suspects arrested.

According to the DPO, SP Mohammed Shehu Limawa, a distressed call was received from a lady who told him that she heard the voice of a woman crying for help in a dark blue Gulf 3 car. The lady gave the registration number of the vehicle as KRD 845 EC.

The DPO alerted one of the Anti-crime patrol teams along the route taken by the kidnappers and instructed the policemen to slow down traffic to about 20km per hour. The hoodlums ran into the gridlock and were arrested by the policemen who were in the waiting for them.

The victim was rescued and taken to the hospital to treat the injury inflicted upon her forehead by the kidnappers using the butt of a locally made pistol.

Meanwhile the names of the suspects are, Igwe Sunday, age 28 year old and Chukwuemeka Bright, 21 year old.

A locally made pistol was recovered from them and has been handed over to the operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for further investigation.
Arrested Militant Leader Killed In An Ambush While Trying To Escape

Arrested Militant Leader Killed In An Ambush While Trying To Escape

A militant leader, Oyawerikumor Peregbabofa who was arrested and kept in the custody of the Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe (ODS) has been killed in a gunfight with members of his group.

Reports have it that gang members of the militant warlord ambushed the JTF operatives after his arrest and exchanged of gunfire which let the arrested gang leader to make an attempt to escape, he was shot and instantly killed by operatives of “Operation Delta Safe.”

Oyawerikumor Peregbabofa, is popularly known in the creeks of the Niger Delta as Karaowei. He was arrested on Thursday morning by Soldiers attached to “Operation Delta Safe”. The criminal who hails from Ogbobagene, Burutu LGA of Delta state surrendered himself to the military.

The dreaded militant leader was accused of beheading a naval officer who was at the local government for a peace mission last December. The militant warlord also masterminded the kidnapping and murder of a British missionary, 56-year-old Ian Squire in Enekorogha.

British-Nigerian Model, Harry Uzoka Stabbed To Death In London

British-Nigerian Model, Harry Uzoka Stabbed To Death In London

In a robbery gone wrong event, 25 year old British Nigerian model, Harry Uzoka has been stabbed to death in West London. The Met Police is yet to formally confirm the identity of the victim.

Uzoka worked as a model for Premier Model Management. He suffered a knife wound to his chest and reportedly staggered through an estate before collapsing on the pavement in Old Oak Road, East Acton.

The incident unfolded shortly before 4pm on Thursday afternoon (11 January) and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

“This is another tragic murder with a young male victim who has met a violent death,” said Met Police Detective Inspector Beverley Kofi.

“We believe that the incident started Ollgar House, in Ollgar Close and the victim was assaulted and stabbed before staggering and collapsing in Old Oak Road. We believe there were a number of people involved, but we are still working to establish the circumstances and a possible motive.”

Kofi confirmed that two men, aged 27 and 28, were arrested nearby on suspicion of murder and remain in custody.
“We have made two arrests and continue to pursue a number of lines of inquiry,” he said.
“We need the public’s help to piece together what happened – who the victim was seen with, the incident itself and the immediate aftermath.

“If you were in the area at the time and saw anything that could be of significance to the investigation, we would urge you to get it touch right away.”

A source was quoted as saying by the London Evening Standard that the crime was thought to have followed an attempted “robbery gone wrong”.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Impunity Rides Again Through Killer Herdsmen – Wole Soyinka

Impunity Rides Again Through Killer Herdsmen – Wole Soyinka

It is happening all over again. History is repeating itself and, alas, within such an agonisingly short span of time.

 How often must we warn against the enervating lure of appeasement in face of aggression and will to dominate! I do not hesitate to draw attention to Volume III of my INTERVENTION Series, and to the chapter on “The Unappeasable Price of Appeasement”. There is little to add, but it does appear that even the tragically fulfilled warnings of the past leave no impression on leadership, not even when identical signs of impending cardiac arrest loom over the nation. Boko Haram was still at that stage of putative probes when cries of alarm emerged. Then the fashion ideologues of society deployed their distancing turns of phrase to rationalise what were so obviously discernable as an agenda of ruthless fundamentalism and internal domination. Boko Haram was a product of social inequities, they preached – one even chortled: We stand for justice, so we are all Boko Haram! We warned that – yes indeed – the inequities of society were indeed part of the story, but why do you close your eyes against other, and more critical malfunctions of the human mind, such as theocratic lunacy? Now it is happening again. The nation is being smothered in Vaseline when the diagnosis is so clearly – cancer!

We have been here before – now, ‘before’ is back with a vengeance. President Goodluck Jonathan refused to accept that marauders had carried off the nation’s daughters; President Muhammed Buhari and his government – including his inspector-general of police – in near identical denial, appear to believe that killer herdsmen who strike again and again at will from one corner of the nation to the other, are merely hot-tempered citizens whose scraps occasionally degenerate into “communal clashes” – I believe I have summarised him accurately. The marauders are naughty children who can be admonished, paternalistically, into good neighbourly conduct. Sometimes, of course, the killers were also said be non-Nigerians after all. The contradictions are mind-boggling.

First the active policy of appeasement, then the language of endorsement. El Rufai, governor of Kaduna State, proudly announced that, on assuming office, he had raised a peace committee and successfully traced the herdsmen to locations outside Nigerian borders. He then made payments to them from state coffers to cure them of their homicidal urge which, according to these herdsmen, were reprisals for some ancient history and the loss of cattle through rustling. The public was up in arms against this astonishing revelation. I could only call to mind a statement by the same El Rufai after a prior election which led to a rampage in parts of the nation, and cost even the lives of National Youth Service corpers. They were hunted down by aggrieved mobs and even states had to organise rescue missions for their citizens. Countering protests that the nation owed a special duty of protection to her youth, especially those who are co-opted to serve the nation in any capacity, El Rufai’s comment then was: No life is more important than another. Today, that statement needs to be adjusted, to read perhaps – apologies to George Orwell: “All lives are equal, but a cow’s is more equal than others.”

This seems to be the government view, one that, overtly or by implication, is being amplified through act and pronouncement, through clamorous absence, by this administration. It appears to have infected even my good friend and highly capable minister, Audu Ogbeh, however insidiously. What else does one make of his statements in an interview where he generously lays the blame for ongoing killings everywhere but at the feet of the actual perpetrators! His words, as carried by The Nation newspapers:

“The inability of the government to pay attention to herdsmen and cow farming, unlike other developed countries, contributed to the killings.”

The minister continued:

“Over the years, we have not done much to look seriously into the issue of livestock development in the country…. We may have done enough for the rice farmer, the cassava farmer, the maize farmer, the cocoa farmer, but we haven’t done enough for herdsmen, and that inability and omission on our part is resulting in the crisis we are witnessing today.”

No, no, not so, Audu! It is true that I called upon the government a week ago to stop passing the buck over the petroleum situation. I assure you however that I never intended that a reverse policy should lead to exonerating – or appearing to exonerate – mass killers, rapists and economic saboteurs – saboteurs, since their conduct subverts the efforts of others to economically secure their own existence, drives other producers off their land in fear and terror. This promises the same plague of starvation that afflicts zones of conflict all over this continent where liberally sown landmines prevent farmers from venturing near their prime source, the farm, often their only source of livelihood, and has created a whole population of amputees. At least, those victims in Angola, Mozambique and other former war theatres, mostly lived to tell the tale. These herdsmen, arrogant and unconscionable, have adopted a scorched-earth policy, so that those other producers – the cassava, cocoa, sorghum, rice etc. farmers are brutally expelled from farm and dwelling.

Government neglect? You may not have intended it, but you made it sound like the full story. I applaud the plans of your ministry, I am in a position to know that much thought – and practical steps – have gone into long term plans for bringing about the creation of ‘ranches’, ‘colonies’ – whatever the name – including the special cultivation of fodder for animal feed and so on and on. However, the present national outrage is over impunity. It rejects the right of any set of people, for whatever reason, to take arms against their fellow men and women, to acknowledge their exploits in boastful and justifying accents and, in effect, promise more of the same as long as their terms and demands are not met. In plain language, they have declared war against the nation, and their weapon is undiluted terror. Why have they been permitted to become a menace to the rest of us? 

That is the issue!Permit me to remind you that, early in 2016, an even more hideous massacre was perpetrated by this same Murder Incorporated – that is, a numerical climax to what had been a series across a number of Middle Belt and neighbouring states, with Benue taking the brunt of the butchery. A peace meeting was called, attended by the state government and security agencies of the nation, including the inspector general of police.

 This group attended – according to reports – with AK47s and other weapons of mass intimidation visible under their garments. They were neither disarmed nor turned back. 

They freely admitted the killings but justified them by claims that they had lost their cattle to the host community. It is important to emphasise that none of their spokesmen referred to any government neglect, such as refusal to pay subsidy for their cows or failure to accord them the same facilities that had been extended to cassava or millet farmers. Such are the monstrous beginnings of the culture of impunity. 

We are reaping, yet again, the consequences of such tolerance of the intolerable. Yes, there indeed the government is culpable, definitely guilty of “looking the other way”. Indeed, it must be held complicit.

This question is now current, and justified: Just when is terror? I am not aware that IPOB came anywhere close to this homicidal propensity and will to dominance before it was declared a terrorist organisation. The international community rightly refused to go along with such an absurdity. For the avoidance of doubt, let me state right here, and yet again, that IPOB leadership is its own worst enemy. It repels public empathy, indeed, I suspect that it deliberately cultivates an obnoxious image, especially among its internet mouthers who make rational discourse impossible. However, as we pointed out at the time, the conduct of that movement, even at its most extreme, could by no means be reckoned as terrorism. By contrast, how do we categorise Myeti? How do we assess a mental state that cannot distinguish between a stolen cow – which is always recoverable – and human life, which is not. Villages have been depopulated far wider than those outside their operational zones can conceive. They swoop on sleeping settlements, kill and strut. They glory in their seeming supremacy. Cocoa farmers do not kill when there is a cocoa blight. Rice farmers, cassava and tomato farmers do not burn. The herdsmen cynically dredge up decades-old affronts – they did at the 2016 Benue “peace meeting” to justify the killings of innocents in the present. These crimes are treated like the norm. Once again, the nation is being massaged by specious rationalisations, while the rampage intensifies and the spread spirals out of control. When we open the dailies tomorrow morning, there is certain to have been a new body count, to be followed by the arrogant justification of the Myeti Allah.

The warnings pile up, the distress signals have turned into a prolonged howl of despair and rage. The answer is not to be found in pietistic appeals to victims to avoid ‘hate language’ and divisive attributions. The sustained, killing monologue of the herdsmen is what is at issue. It must be curbed, decisively and without further evasiveness.

Yes, Jonathan only saw ‘ghosts’ when Boko Haram was already excising swathes of territory from the nation space and abducting school pupils. The ghosts of Jonathan seem poised to haunt the tenure of Mohammed Buhari.

Wole SOYINKA is the first Black Nobel Laureate in Literature.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode Reshuffles Cabinet, Drop Three Former Members

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode Reshuffles Cabinet, Drop Three Former Members

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday, dropped three members of his cabinet and appointed five new ones in a recent reshuffling process.

In a statement, Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello named the three members dropped from the cabinet as Mrs Adebimpe Akinsola, Mr Femi Odubiyi and Mr Abiola Anifowoshe.
Mrs Akinsola was Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture; Mr. Odubiyi was Commissioner of Science and Technology, while Mr. Anifowoshe was Commissioner for Physical Planning.
Bello also announced the new appointees as: Mr Hakeem Fahm for Ministry of Science and Technology; Mr. Ladi Lawanson for Ministry of Transportation; Mr Segun Banjo for Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget; Mrs Olayinka Oladunjoye for Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Mr Hakeem Sulaiman for Communities and Communications.

Mrs Oladunjoye was a former Commissioner for education during the Babatunde Raji Fashola administration, while Mr Fahm, is an ICT expert based in the United States.

Bello also added that major redeployments had also been effected, with some Commissioners moved to other Ministries.

Mr Rotimi Ogunleye was moved from Commerce and Industry to Physical Planning and Urban Development; Mr Steve Ayorinde from Ministry of Information and Strategy to Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture; and Mr Kehinde Bamigbetan from Communities and Communication to Ministry of Information and Strategy.

Mr Babatunde Durosinmi Etti was moved from Ministry of Wealth Creation to Ministry of the Environment; Mr Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf from Ministry of Youth and Social Development to Ministry of Wealth Creation; while Mr Agboola Dabiri was moved from Central Business District to Ministry of Youth and Social Development.

Others are Dr Samuel Adejare, who was moved from Ministry of the Environment to Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure Development; and Mr Ade Akinsanya from Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure Development to Ministry of Works and Infrastructure.

Mr Benjamin Olabinjo has been moved from Special Adviser Commerce and Industry to become Special Adviser Civic Engagement, while Mr Kehinde Joseph moved from Special Adviser Civic Engagement to become Special Adviser Housing.

Mr Deji Tinubu, Special Adviser Sports had been redeployed as Special Adviser to the Governor on Commerce and Industry, while Mr Anofiu Elegushi moves from Special Adviser Transport to become Special Adviser, Central Business District.

The new Commissioners are expected to be cleared by the State House of Assembly while the other redeployment and postings take immediate effect.
Denrele Edun Covers Taylor Live Magazine’s Latest Issue

Denrele Edun Covers Taylor Live Magazine’s Latest Issue

Media personality and actor Denrele Edun is the cover star for Taylor Live Magazine’s debut issue.
In a quick chat with the magazine, Denrele opens up about his childhood, his unique sense of style, his career and a whole lot more as they take a walk in his shoes.

See the full spread below:

Creative/ Artistic Direction: @infoworldcharming
Makeup @lekeshades
Hair Stylist @highdtosin
Photography @_jorgewong
Styling @infoworldcharming
Designers @fabriquebyfabz@zateemeedesigns
Jewelry @stephuks_apparel
Cinematographer @ossyazoruche
CEO @seyiitaylor
Graphics @mag_designz
Creative Writer @ob_young
Jim Iyke Is The Cover Star For LA MODE Magazine January Issue

Jim Iyke Is The Cover Star For LA MODE Magazine January Issue


Jim Iyke is the cover personality, for LA Mode Magazine January 2018 print edition. This is the 26th edition of La Mode Magazine monthly publication. Jim’s New Year advice ‘’it’s an exciting year with immeasurable prospects.

So my most profound advice to someone out there starting out on a journey to discover self or purpose or destiny is be careful what you ask for. The rock of ages molds your most fervent requests on a bilateral reciprocate of your sacrifice and commitments. I am living mine.’’

Grab your copy now …Available at news stands.

Cover Credit
Photography: @grand_photo_ltd
Outfit: @visibleproof_fh
Accessories: @jim.iyke
Shoot Location: Vava Funiture Opebi,Ikeja,Lagos.
Graphics: @benzikmedia
La MODE Magazine: @lamodemag
Publisher: @sandraodige
Aminu Atiku Finally Hand Over Son Back To Ex-Wife

Aminu Atiku Finally Hand Over Son Back To Ex-Wife

Son of former Vice President, Aminu Atiku who snatched his son after a court order gave child custody to his ex-wife, has handed over his son back to his ex so as not to be found in contempt of court.

Chief Magistrate Ayeye of the Tinubu Magistrate Court ordered Bolori, his ex-wife to take full custody of the boy and his nine-year-old sister, Ameera after Aminu failed to respond to Bolori’s application for custody of the children.

Aminu was also ordered to pay Bolori the sum of N250, 000 monthly for the upkeep of the children and ordered Aminu to carry out medical insurance on the children among others.

This was because neither Aminu nor his legal team was present to announce appearance at the resumed hearing of the matter on Wednesday and had failed to file a response to the application sought by Bolori.

However, there was a mild drama when Aminu and his legal team arrived at the courtroom at around 1PM when the proceedings were practically over.

Bolori claimed that Aminu, having lost custody of his children, snatched Aamir, their son, and drove off with him.
Suspect In Rivers State Killing Reveals Why Attack Was Carried Out

Suspect In Rivers State Killing Reveals Why Attack Was Carried Out

In a recent development, the police has arrested a suspect, Desmond Okotubo who has given reason for killing worshippers coming from crossover service in Omoku, Rivers State. Okotubo hails from Egbenma in Unelga Local Government Area of Rivers Sate, he’s 32 years old and father of three.

According to Okotubo, their plan to invade Omoku was concluded in Owerri, Imo State. He said the Omoku vigilante group members were their original targets and not the church worshippers. He disclosed that the decision to vent their anger on the worshippers came when they could not track down the vigilante group members, whom he said were instrumental to the arrest of Waney’s mother and identification of his mansions for destruction by the government.

“We followed Waney and he had a group to which he gave guns to shoot. I did not hold any gun and I don’t know about it, but he has a group called Red Squad. “Those Red Squad members are from Imo and Rivers states and they are the ones that shoot and kill. I know those that shot and killed those people. I know many people that belong to the party.

“I followed them during the killing. When Waney got back, he stopped at Awara in Imo State. It was there everybody assembled before going to Omoku. I followed them to Omoku but they did not give me gun.

“Waney had a problem with the vigilante group because they arrested his mother and also destroyed his house. That is why he came back to revenge and killed those people at Omoku,” the suspect revealed.

The suspect was arrested in Mpape, a suburb in Abuja. According to him, he did not receive any money at the end of the operation.

According to the Public Relations Oficer of the Force, Jimoh Moshood the IGP-Intelligence Response Team attached to the Joint Police Special Investigation Team engaged some of the suspects in their hideouts in Awara forest boundary between Imo and Rivers states.

“The IGP team working on an actionable intelligence identified Okotubo who escaped on the 3rd January, 2018 to Abuja after a shootout with the police team in a location in Imo State. He was trailed to Mpape in Abuja where he was arrested after serious resistance on the 9th January, 2018,” Moshood disclosed.

According to him, Okotubo confessed to being a member of the gang and actively participated in the killings.