Thursday, 9 June 2016

Muslim youths attack carpenter for eating during fasting [PHOTO]

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A 41-year-old carpenter, Mr. Francis Emmanuel Francis, almost lost his right eye on Tuesday following an attack on him by Muslim youths for not observing the Ramadan fast.

This is coming barely a week after a 74-year-old, Mrs Bridget Agbahime, was murdered in Kano for allegedly blaspheming Prophet Mohammed.

An eyewitness account had it that the carpenter courted trouble for himself when he was spotted by some Muslim boys in the Sokoto Road area of Kakuri,in Kaduna South Local Government Area, when a at about 2.30pm, eating when others were supposed to be observing the fast. This drew the ire of the youth who started beating him.

Man gets 6 strokes of cane, jail term for stealing N10,000 Nokia phone

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A Gudu Upper Area Court in Abuja on Thursday, sentenced Mr John Okeke to six weeks imprisonment for stealing two cell telephones. The judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, gave an option of fine in the sum of N8, 000 and ordered that the convict should be given six strokes of cane. Kagarko advised him to desist from criminal activities. Okeke of Area 1, Garki, Abuja, was arraigned on a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass and theft.

Vanguard reports that, the Prosecutor, Kufreabasi Ebong, had told the court that one Friday Ahmed of Wumba Village, Abuja, reported the matter at the Apo Police Station on May 27, 2016.

Ex Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi is dead

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Nigerian football icon Stephen Okechukwu Keshi is dead. Just last year,the 54 year old former international football player and coach lost his wife of 35 years, Kate,after a prolonged battle with cancer.

According to a statement by his family, he died in the early hours of today Wednesday June 8th of Cardiac arrest in Benin, Edo state.His brother Emmanuel Ado said in a statement....

“With thanksgiving to God, the Ogbuenyi Fredrick Keshi family of Illah in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, announces the death of Mr. Stephen Okechukwu Chinedu Keshi.ur son, brother, father, father-in-law, brother-in-law, has gone to be with his wife of 35 years (Nkem ), Mrs. Kate Keshi, who passed on on the 9th December 2015. Since her death, Keshi has been in mourning. He came back to Nigeria to be with her. He had planned to fly back today Wednesday, before he suffered a cardiac arrest. He has found rest.”


The 2013 AFCON winning coach is survived by four children and his mother.

So sad..May his soul Rest in peace.

Police Corporal kills, buries inspector over N300,000 [PHOTO]

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A police corporal, Daramola Tosin, attached to the Ekiti Police Division in the Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State, has been dismissed from the Force for allegedly killing an inspector, Mr. Lateef Shuaib.

Tosin allegedly shot Shuaib after secretly withdrawing up to N300,000 from Shuaib’s bank account without his consent.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Shuaib had entrusted Tosin with his Automated Teller Machine card when he fell ill.

The suspect was said to have initially withdrawn money for the use of the father of two.

Navy arrests 'main coordinator' of Niger Delta Avengers [PHOTO]

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The Nigerian Navy said on Tuesday said it had apprehended the coordinator of series of attacks on oil and gas facilities in Delta. Speaking to newsmen at the Warri Naval Base,The Commander, NNS Delta, Commodore Raimi Mohammed, who presented the suspect alongside others allegedly involved in the act of vandalism and criminal activities in the maritime sector, described the arrest as a major breakthrough.He said

“I am pleased to announce that after several weeks of persistent effort the Nigerian Navy, in collaboration with other security agencies, have arrested the main coordinator of attacks on NNPC and Chevron oil and gas facilities.

“The attacks were the bombing we witnessed since May 4 with the attack on Chevron Okan valve platform offshore in Escravos in Warri South-West.