Saturday, 6 March 2021

Meet The New CAF President

Patrice Motsepe will be the new CAF President, after his opponents Anouma, Senghor and Yahya quit after advice from FIFA President Infantino.

He is the Chairman of African Rainbow Minerals, Mamelodi Sundowns, Non-executive Chairman of Harmony Gold and Deputy Chairman of Sanlam.

In Nigeria, Pay N5M For Committing Adultery

A High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on February 18, 2021, ordered popular On-Air Personality, Ifedayo Olarinde, fondly referred to as Daddy Freeze, to pay the sum of N5m for committing adultery with one Benedicta Elechi.

Daddy Freeze was ordered to pay the money to Paul Odekina, who was married to Elechi at the time the adulterous act was committed.

In the Court documents obtained , with the suit no PHC/403MC/2012, Mrs Benedicta Odekina is the Petitioner/Cross Respondent, while Mr Paul Odekina is 1st Respondent and Cross Petitioner while Ifedayo Olarinde (Freeze) is the Co-Respondent.

The presiding judge, Hon Justice Akpughunum, ruled that the OAP pay the sum of N5m as “damages for depriving Odekina amiable consort of his wife”.

The document read in part, “The sum of N5,000,000 is awarded against Ifedayo Olarinde (the 2nd CrossRespondent to the Cross Petition) as damages for depriving the CrossPetitioner of the amiable consort of his wife (Petitioner/1st Cross Respondent) and for injury suffered as a result of his adultery with the Petitioner/CrossRespondent.

“An Order of injunction is hereby granted, preventing Ifedayo Olarinde ― the Co-Respondent to the CrossPetition ― from having access or dealing whatsoever with the children of the marriage until they attain the age of majority.”

The Judge then proceeded to dissolve the marriage between Paul and Benedicta due to Benedicta’s adulterous act with Daddy Freeze.

“An order of Decree Nisi is hereby granted, dissolving the marriage contracted between Paul Ochenu Odekina and Benedicta Nkemdilim Elechi-Agunabo on the 26/1/2002 at the Chaplaincy of the Holy Rosary CIWA at Port Harcourt on the ground that the marriage has been broken down irretrievably by reason of the Petitioner/ Cross respondent having committed adultery and intolerable behaviour of the Petitioner/ CrossRespondent which the Respondent cannot be expected to live with the Petitioner/Cross Respondent,” the document read.

However, Paul has been granted custody of the children produced in the marriage and Benedicta has been ordered to hand over the children’s passports and birth certificates.

The document read, “The custody of the three children of the marriage is hereby granted to the Respondent/Cross Petitioner. To give effect to the proposed arrangement for the educational advancement welfare and health of the children of the marriage, the Petitioner/CrossRespondent is hereby ordered and directed to hand over the international passports and birth certificates of the children to the Respondent/CrossPetitioner.”

In a phone interview, Daddy Freeze confirmed the development but noted that he would release a statement over the matter.

“I will release a statement on my Instagram handle in due time; not today, but in due time. There are things that I want to ensure that I have proper information on before I release my statement.

“Here is my take, watch my Instagram handle; I will address this properly and release my statement but I have to be guided. I am just discussing with the appropriate quarters how best to address this issue. Please, just watch my Instagram handle. Before the end of next week, I will have a response,” he said.

Friday, 5 March 2021

7 Aiyepe Kidnappers Arrested

Family of seven who are all kidnappers

A family of seven have been paraded by the police in Ogun state for engaging in kidnapping.

Parading the suspect in Sagamu, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said the kidnap syndicate made up of members of the same family.

According to Oyeyemi, five of the syndicate, Oweniwe Okpara and three of his children namely; Samson Okpara, Bright Okpara and Eze Okpara as well as one Christian Ishaha and Emmanuel Joseph were arrested in Sagamu, while three others of his children; Godwin Okpara, Godspower Okpara and Mathew Okpara were arrested in Delta State.

The father, Okpara was said to have been a farmer on farmland at the Aiyepe-Ijebu road which was being used as the kidnapping ground where the trio of Godwin, Godspower and Mathew, who were the armed squad of the syndicate usually dumped their victims.

Oyeyemi appreciated the cooperation of the Sagamu security operatives under the Palace of the Akarigbo of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi for supporting the police in the efforts at arresting the kidnapping syndicate.

Oyeyemi said, “In compliance with the CP’s directive, the DPO of Sagamu division CSP Okiki Agunbiade and his crack detectives with the support of Sagamu security council under Akarigbo of Remo land embarked on intelligence and technical based investigation, which led to the arrest of one Oweniwe Okpara from Delta state and three of his children namely; Samson Okpara, Bright Okpara and Eze Okpara as well as one Christian Ishaha who accommodated them.

“They were all arrested in Ajaka area of Sagamu for their roles in the kidnap of 8 persons at different times in Sagamu and other areas.

“In the course of investigation, it was discovered that three other members of the family constituting the criminal gang namely; Godwin Okpara, Godspower Okpara and Mathew Okpara are the armed squad of the syndicate, while Samson, Bright and Eze Okpara were the one spying on their targeted victims.

“One Emmanuel Joseph, a native of Ebele in Edo State was later recruited into the fold, having confronted their sister, Eze Okpara to tell him the source of money they used to count every day. They subsequently opened up to him that they are into kidnapping business and he also joined them.

“Having heard about the arrest of their father and their three siblings, Godwin, Godspower and Mathew Okpara took to flight and ran to Delta state with their operational car and their arms where they were subsequently apprehended by the Delta state police command after carrying out another kidnapping there”.

“Their camp located at a forest in Ayepe-Ijebu where their father used to farm before converting it to a camp was located by policemen led by the DPO Sagamu and subsequently destroyed. Items recovered at the camp include; three expended cartridges, cooking gas, tarpaulin, cooking utensils, women bags and twine.”

Narrating his ordeal, one of the victims, a 53-year electronics dealer, Okechukwu Onwubiko, who was kidnapped on the 4th of June, 2020, disclosed that he regained his freedom from the Okpara kidnapping syndicate’s den seven days after his family had paid N5 million ransom.

Also kidnapped was a RCCG Pastor, Omotayo Sobowale, who runs a POS business, he said was kidnapped on the 16th of June, 2020.

He said, he was shown leniency when he told them he is a pastor but had to part away with N1 million before he could regain his freedom after 24 hours.

He identified one of the suspects to have come looking for a job in his company.

Other people kidnapped by the syndicate were Lamidi Akeem, Olufunke Areoye, who was kidnapped on the 3rd of November, 2020, Adijat Adeleye was equally kidnapped on the 11th of November, 2020, Ashaye Olayinka on the 12th of November and Demilade Sonuga.

Oyeyemi who said the State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, was satisfied with the apprehension of the syndicate, called for the cooperation of the public in providing adequate security in the state.

List Of Countries and Covid Vaccine Doses Given

Coronavirus vaccine doses given per 100 people

Israel: 97

UAE: 62

UK: 31

US: 24

Chile: 20

Turkey: 11

Norway: 9

Spain: 8.6

Germany: 8.1

Italy: 7.8

France: 7.1

Canada: 5.5

Brazil: 4.3

Russia: 3.7

China: 3.6

Saudi: 2.8

Mexico: 2

India: 1.2

Indonesia: 1.2

(Our World in Data)

Saturday, 27 February 2021

Lagos Fuji Star In Ghastly Accident

Fuji musician Sulaimon Adekunle, popularly known as KS1 Malaika, was on Wednesday night involved in an accident at Awoyaya Bus Stop along the Lekki- Epe expressway in Lagos.

His manager Yemi Oladehinde confirmed this to on Thursday.

According to Mr Oladehinde, the musician “was on his way home when a motorcyclist without headlamp who was coming from the Epe outbound lane try to turn back towards the Epe inbound lane.

“It was while trying to avoid hitting and killing him (motorcyclist) that he (Malaika) swerved and his SUV, a Lexus 470 summersaulted about three times before stopping.”

Malaika, who on February 15 celebrated his 48th birthday, was rescued by other motorists and passersby.

“Luckily he and the two other occupants of the SUV did not suffer any injury,” his manager concluded.

After 3 Wives, Mc Oluomo Set For Mother Of All Weddings

Ogun State was agog recently, and it was at the request of a Lagos socialite, Olamilekan Gaji, who staged a fitting birthday celebration in honour of his mother.

The gig held in the city of carnivals, Ijebu Ode, had Fuji music czar, K1 De Ultimate on the bandstand and it played host to National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) top brass, Musiliu Akinsanya, a.k.a. MC Oluomo.

While serenading Oluomo, K1 gave a hint that a grand wedding would be held sometime in March while charging his friends to get ready for the mother of all shows.

After so much hide-and-seek, Oluomo is these days often spotted with only one lover, Ehizogie Ogbebor, an upscale interior decorator. Was the Fuji star hinting about nuptials for the lovers?

Their romance had first sparked torrents of reactions on the social media owing to Ehizogie’s long silence until January when she granted an interview and the mother of two talked about giving marriage another chance.

List Of Popular Gay/Bisexual In Nigeria

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Friday, 26 February 2021

Bandits abduct over 300 girls in Zamfara

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted over 300 girls at Government Secondary School Jangebe in Zamfara state.

The Nation learnt the girls were discovered missing Thursday night after the students were counted.