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Thursday, 19 December 2013

Mr Universe to storm Nigeria

Mr Universe Musclemania (Pro division) champion, Tyrone Tseye Ogedegbe has spoken of his desire to storm Nigeria next year.

The 29-year old Briton, born to Nigerian parents, is an Investment Analyst, who lives in London, from where he travels to compete in various international bodybuilding competitions.

Mr Universe, Tyrone Tseye Ogedegbe

Ogedegbe is proud of his Nigerian roots, which he traces to DeltaState, to the illustrious Ogedegbe family, that produced the likes of former Eagles goalkeeper, late Best Ogedegbe and Nathaniel Ogedegbe, who resides in U.S.A.

In a recent chat with Sports Vanguard, the sexy hunk star said that in his business, there is no time for pleasure as he has to keep shaping up for the challenges that come in torrents.

Besides his Mr Universe crown, which he won in June in Miami, U.S.A, Tyrone is also the top dog in the Pro short division Musclemania Universe 2013, overall Champion Musclemania Britain, Men’s Open 2012 and champion Men’s Open, Musclemania Britain 2012.
On his next plan, Ogedegbe says “I plan to come to Nigeria in 2014 to be a part of the launch of the Paul Okoku Greater Tomorrow Foundation for less privileged kids”.

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Lagos ATM robbery: Police nab 28-yr-old gang member

The police in Lagos, yesterday, said they have arrested a 28-year-old member of a robbery gang, Nonso Egbuzobi, that killed three policemen while attempting to break into an Automated Teller Machine, ATM, of a second generation bank in Ayobo area of the state in November.

Vanguard gathered that two members of the gang were also killed during an earlier encounter with operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, at Ilasamaja area of the state.

Four AK-47 rifles, with serial numbers 403647, 132969, 5008685, 20640 and 24 AK-47 magazines, all loaded, were recovered from the killed suspects.

Sources disclosed that the AK-47 rifles belong to policemen killed during the Ayobo and Igando Police encounters with the bandits.

Two of the rifles were said to be those of late ASP Longinus Amuzie and one of his colleagues attached to Ayobo police station who were killed while responding to a distress call at the bank, while one was snatched from a policeman killed while on guard at a a hotel in Igando area of state.

The bandits, however, met their waterloo when they attempted to rob a man of N10 million at Ilasamaja area of Lagos.

SARS operatives led by SP Abba Kyari, were said to have gotten a tip-off and engaged them in a shoot-out, killing Daniel Onuoha, and Eyo Bassey, with an army identity card, while Nonso Egbuzobi was arrested alive.

The Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko, who paraded the suspect, yesterday said he received information on the robbery and ordered his men to foil it by all means.

Manko added that investigations by SARS operatives led them to a house agent who helped the robbers secure accommodation and when their house was searched, the four AK-47 rifles, which belonged to slain policemen, were recovered while the agent was also killed while attempting to escape.

He said a police walkie-talkie with which the robbers monitored police movement was recovered.

When Vanguard interviewed captured Egbuzobi, he said he only followed the gang to one operation.

According to him, “some weeks ago, I was at a snooker joint around LagosStateUniversity when a man approached me, saying he had a target that we could rob at Ilasamaja. I told him I was not a robber but I knew people who were capable.

“I approached one robber known as Fine Money and I connected him with the person that gave me information.

“On December 4, 2013, Fine Money picked me up in a SUV around Mile 2 and I led him and two other guys to the house at Ilasamaja and we were told that the victim had N10 million in his house.

“They all had guns but I decided that I would only remain in the car. However, before they could come down, policemen started shooting at us and everyone in the vehicle died except me because I hid on the floor of the car.

“Like I said, this was my first time and I did not rob, I only gave the robbers information that they needed. I am a responsible man and even a footballer at LASU. It was poverty that pushed me in to it.”

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Three-yr-old boy abducted in Calabar church

CALABAR —A three-year-old boy, Victor Offiong Edem, was abducted by an unknown person at the Assemblies of God’s Church 14, Nnamdi Azikiwe Street, Calabar South during Sunday service, December 15, 2013.

The father of the boy, Mr Offiong Edem, a staff of College of Health Technology, Calabar said he took his family to the church to thank God for his goodness to him in 2013.

He said after the service which was also the church’s Thanksgiving Day, he went to work and left Victor in company of his wife, Angelica and his other son, Samuel but was later informed that Victor had gone missing.

He said: “I do work on Sundays. Soon after giving my offering, I went to work leaving behind my wife, my first son and Victor in the church only to be called later that Victor had gone missing.”

Mother of the missing boy said after the close of service, she had a short discussion with some church members and after that “I went to pick my bag where I kept it not far away from where I stood and when I turned back, I asked Samuel where Victor was and he said he could not find him.”

She said obviously the person was monitoring her and the children and as soon as her eyes were turned away from the child, the person took away the boy.

According to Angelica,“My son is a healthy and happy boy and I know God will bring him back to me no matter where the person may have taken him to.”

Pastor Chukwu Ekeke, head pastor of the church, said: “That is the first time an unfortunate incident like this will happen in this church and prayers have been said and I know God will certainly bring back that boy.”

A police source at the Mbukpa police station where the matter was reported said investigations are going on to track down the abductor.

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Pastor docked over sexual assault, theft of N250

A 28-year–old pastor, Chibuike Israel, yesterday, appeared before an Ejigbo Magistrate’s Court in Lagos, over alleged unlawful carnal knowledge and stealing.

The accused, who resides at the Ijegun area of Lagos, is facing three-count charge of sexual assault, stealing and obtaining by false pretences.

The prosecutor, Cpl. Femi Adeleye, told the court that the accused committed the offences sometime in August at 4, Ojorubutu St;, Kudeyibu, Ijegun, a suburb of Lagos.

Adeleye said the accused unlawfully had sex with his victim (name withheld), when she was nine months pregnant for another man.

He added that the accused also unlawfully obtained N250 from her under false pretence.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravene Sections 250, 263 and 312 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The counsel to the accused, Mrs Jacint Ogbedele, pleaded with the court to grant her client bail in the most liberal terms.

The Magistrate, Mr P. E. Nwaka, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case to February 10, 2014.

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Thursday, 12 December 2013

Fellow Nigerians,

Fellow Nigerians

I am induced by my conscience to ask these salient questions. Fantastic prizes await those who have memory of past events in the country.

1. Who among these people has ever planned a coup in Nigeria?
(a)Zik (b) Shagari (c) Fawehinmi (d) Obasanjo

2. Who among these conducted the most dubious elections in Nigeria?
(a)Obasanjo (b) Goodluck (C) Zik (d)Ahmadu Bello

3. Who declared the seat of an elected vice-president vacant?
(a) Shagari (b) Zik (c) Obasanjo (d) none of the above.

4. Who wrote: “dogs and journalist are not allowed” on the gate of his house?
(a) Obasanjo (b) Goodluck(c) Aguiyi-Ironsi (d) Goodluck Jonathan

5. Which leader gave away Bakassi peninsula without a national referendum or conference?
(a) Gowon (b) Babangida (c) Abacha) (d) Obasanjo
6. Which leader ordered the massacre of civilians in Zaki Biam and Odi ?
(a) Obasanjo (b) Abacha (c) Goodluck (d) Shonekan
7. Which leader looted money meant for our hospitals with his daughter?
(a) Shagari (b)Obasanjo (c) Abdulsalami (d) Goodluck
8. Which leader was accused of sleeping with his son’s wife?
(a) Goodluck (b) Buhari (c) Abdulsalami (d) Obasanjo
9. Whose administration witnessed the highest rate of political assassination, including that of an Attorney-general, several election candidates, yet nobody was held guilty?
(a)Goodluck (b)Abdulsalami (c) Shagari (d) Obasanjo
10. In whose administration did a prisoner win a senatorial seat from his prison cell?
(a)Obasanjo (b) Goodluck (c) Abacha (d) Buhari
11. In whose tenure was a serving governor kidnapped by the president’s foot-soldiers and burnt Government House and yet nothing was done? (a) Zik (b) Goodluck (c) Obasanjo (d) Yar’Adua
12. In whose tenure did we have the worst senate, when senate presidents were changed like clothes?
(a) Obasanjo (b) Goodluck (c)Shagari (d) Zik
13. Which leader sold our assets to cronies at ridiculous prices in the name of privatization?
(a) Abacha (b) Goodluck(c) all of the above (d) none of the above
14. Chinua Achebe rejected award of national honour from ……….. because he was corrupt?
(a) Goodluck (b) Shagari (c) Buhari (d) Obasanjo
15. Which former president recently accused Jonathan of being corrupt?
(a) Obasanjo (b) Gowon (c) Shagari (d) Buhari

Friday, 6 December 2013

15 of Nelson Mandela's best quotes

Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize winner, has died. During his long life, Mandela inspired countless individuals. Here is a collection of quotes that personify his spirit:

1) "Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end."

2) "It always seems impossible until it's done."

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3) "If I had my time over I would do the same again. So would any man who dares call himself a man."

4) "I like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles."

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5) "Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people."

6) "A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of."

7) "Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do."

8) "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

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9) "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."

10) "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."

11) "Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies."

12) "Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front."

13) "Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again."

14) "I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days."

15) "A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."

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Thursday, 5 December 2013

Explosion Rocks Conoil Petrol Station Near NNPC Towers Abuja

Panic at the Central Business District in Abuja Following a loud explosion from a conoil filling station near Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation.

The petrol Tank burst into flames at a conoil opposite NNPC toward Abuja. No casualties recorded.

Reports say the explosion affected several buildings across from the offices, thereby shattering the glasses.

Eyewitness say Conoil was discharging fuel when the fire started but men of the Fire service now on the scene of the incident.

At the moment, fire trucks battling to quench the flames.

Tweet from a citizens reporter close to the gas station reads, “@bubusn I have no reports of any casualties. The immediate area around the explosion has been cordoned off. Didn’t observe any evacuation of injured”

“@bubusn Location is about 500m from my office. Felt the explosion. First thought was that it was a bomb. Now that seems unlikely.”

Actress Hilda Dokubo & former husband reconcile

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Nollywood actress, Hilda Dokubo and former husband, Karos Mrakpor have reconciled.

The re-united couple shared the goods news with some friends recently in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, where Hilda is doing well as a member of Pastor David Ibiyeomie’s Salvation Ministries.

Hilda and Karos got married in 1986, but parted ways acrimoniously some years back.

They have one son, Tuvi.

We say congrats to them.

Twin girls marry twin boys same day in Lagos (PHOTOS)

In what may be the most fascinating wedding in Nigeria, adjudged to be the first in Africa and listed to be the 251st in the world by the officials of the Guinness Book of World Records, the two twin couples (Folawemi Taiwo Okunniyi and Chinonso Akinade Okueze, Febisola Kehinde Okunniyi and Chibuzor Adelakin Okueze) walked down the aisle on the same day, Saturday, November 30th, 2013 in Lagos.

The nuptial which took place at the Four-square Gospel Church, Omole, Ikeja District Headquarters.
Folawemi Taiwo Okunniyi and Febisola Kehinde Okunniyi are identical twin sisters from the same parents and they hail from Ondo State, and the grooms, Chinonso Akinade Okueze and Chibuzor Adelakin Okueze are also identical twins from the same parents from Asaba, Delta State.

Contrary to what many may think that it was an ‘arranged’ marriage project, one of the grooms, Chinonso, said it wasn’t planned that way.

He said “When I saw Fola, I was struck. Unlike what many think that ‘Kehindes’ are always faster, I was sharper than him. I started dating Fola first, but one day, I noticed that he was going out, but he didn’t tell me where he was going.

That was so strange so I decided to find out where he was going, and I realised he was visiting the Okunniyis. He later told me he likes Febi, and I told him it was okay that he should stick to her, because I already had my eyes on Fola.”
Chibuzor also re-iterated his twin brother’s claim that the joint wedding wasn’t initially planned.

“We thank God and give Him all the glory. I pray that this ‘friendship’ that has started today will last for a very long time,” he enthused.

Rapper Jesse Jagz rocks new hairstyle (PHOTOS)

Former Chocolate city label artiste, Jesse Jagz has dumped his low cut for full braids and he is so excited about the hair.

He took to his instagram page a while ago to share photos of the new hairstyle

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Jim Iyke poses with the President of Sierra Leone

We told you yesterday that Nollywood actor Jim Iyke was mobbed by fans during his visit to Sierra Leone.

He arrived the country yesterday for the shooting of his unscripted reality show.
Hours ago, Jim Iyke visited the President of Sierra Leone, H.E Ernest Bai Koroma, whom he calls “the coolest dude ever.”
Bai Korma not only hosted him but honoured him in the presence of the citizens.
Oh well, we are sure glad for Jim Iyke.
T.B Joshua was right when he said “Has Jim Iyke’s life not changed since the deliverance”?
He is now hosted by presidents.

Abeokuta stands still as Obasanjo’s son, Bisoye marries his hearthrob, Chigozie (White wedding photos)

One of Olusegun Obasanjo’s sons, Bisoye walked the aisle with his heartthrob, Chigozie Nwenyi over the weekend at the Chapel of Christ The Glorious King, in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

Notable faces at the grand wedding include the FCT Minister who represented President Goodluck Jonathan, former President Ibrahim Babangida, David Mark, Governor Ibikunle Amosun, Chief Tony Anenih, serving Ministers, Top Government officials, Former Governors, and Royal fathers.

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Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Man, 19, defiles three-yr-old girl in Ekiti

A man, Usman Joshua, 19, has been arrested by the police in Ado-Ekiti for allegedly defiling a three-year-old girl. (names withheld).

Joshua, who is a co-tenant with the toddler’s parents, was said to have lured her into his room with biscuit at about 5:05 pm on November 3, 2013.

Her mother, Wuraola, said she noticed that her daughter was not feeling comfortable when she returned to their apartment by evening of the said day.

A closer look by her mother showed that the little girl had been defiled. She told her mother that she was playing within the compound when Joshua told her to come for biscuit.

As a neighbour, the unsuspecting girl followed him into his apartment.

She said: “This man called me and asked me to come and collect biscuit in his room. He took off my dress after placing me on his laps. He took off his own clothes too and slept on top of me.”

In her account, Wuraola said: “ On November 3 at about 5:05pm, I saw my daughter outside with her pant almost falling off her waist. I rushed down to meet her and discovered that someone poured sperm all over her body. I asked where she was coming from and she said it was one daddy that took her to his room.

“She said that he slept on top of her after giving her some biscuits. She took me to the room where the man was. I called my landlady and we questioned him. He confessed to have committed the crime.”

She later reported the incident to the police.

Joshua in his own account said: “I am a co-tenant. The girl followed me inside my room and started playing with me. She climbed upon my chest and played with my private part.

“When I got an erection, I could no longer control myself. I removed her pant and inserted my penis in between her laps. I could not penetrate but I released sperm on her and let her go. That was my first time with her. I have never done such a thing with a girl of her age. I don’t know the kind of spirit that came over me”.

However, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Police Command, Mr. Victor Babayemi (ASP), said: “Based on our investigation, Joshua had sex with the infant. He was aware of her age but took advantage of her.”

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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Now that's a Blue! Sexy scrums and cute catchers in the lineout as Oxford Uni women's rugby team strip off for calendar

  • Female team stripped down to just rugby boots and socks 
  • Raising money for Mind Your Head, Oxford's mental health campaign
The autumn internationals have just finished, but rugby fans will be eagerly anticipating the first day of 2014 when they can place this calendar on their walls.

Oxford University women's rugby team are copying their male counterparts by posing for their own naked calendar - with only strategically positioned hands to maintain their modesty.

The female team stripped down to just their rugby boots and socks for the black and white photographs taken around the city to raise cash for charity.
Line out: The Oxford University Women's Rugby Football Club (OUWRFC) present their first ever naked calendar which features current members of the team on the pitch, in the gym, in the library, and around OxfordLine out: The Oxford University Women's Rugby Football Club (OUWRFC) present their first ever naked calendar which features current members of the team on the pitch, in the gym, in the library, and around Oxford
Captain Tatiana Cutts, 25, tackling teammate Danielle Yardy, 23, by the river
Captain Tatiana Cutts, 25, tackling teammate Danielle Yardy, 23, by the river

The calendar is being sold for £10 to raise money for Mind Your Head, Oxford's mental health awareness campaign.

Tatiana Cutts, 25, who tackles team-mate Danielle Yardy, 23, by the river in the September photograph, said it was 'mostly hilarious, really very cold, and absolutely worth it for such a good cause'.

The law PhD student at Keble College, who lectures undergraduates part time and is the club captain, said: 'It was a bit nerve-racking at first but after a minute it was good fun and great for team bonding.
Posing up: The female team stripped down to just their rugby boots and socks for the black and white photographs taken around the cityPosing up: The female team stripped down to just their rugby boots and socks for the black and white photographs taken around the city
Good sports: The girls described the day as 'mostly hilarious, really very cold, and absolutely worth it for such a good cause'
Good sports: The girls described the day as 'mostly hilarious, really very cold, and absolutely worth it for such a good cause'

'We were lucky it was a sunny day, but I was still absolutely freezing in the picture. We ended up in the river twice, it was utterly miserable.'

Miss Cutts, who is from Tavistock, Devon, and went to Devonport High School for Girls, dismissed the idea that the calendar is distasteful. 'What we're doing is celebrating strong women,' she said. 'These girls are athletics, these are their body shapes, and they should be celebrated.'

The women's rugby team, who have the motto 'Back Yourself', decided to pose for their own calendar after previously helping to sell the men's calendar.
Charitable: Calendars are £10 each with £1 from every calendar sold going directly to Mind Your Head, Oxford's mental health awareness campaign
Charitable: Calendars are £10 each with £1 from every calendar sold going directly to Mind Your Head, Oxford's mental health awareness campaign

Club president Elizabeth Dubois, from Dartmouth, Canada, who is studying for a PhD in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences at Balliol, said: 'We saw the success of the men's calendar last year and while were helping to sell them at matches people said "if it was your team in the pictures, we would buy one".

'Playing rugby is certainly an opportunity to build skill and physical strength, but it is also a chance to release stress, form a social support structure, and feel welcomed.

'With this calendar the club hopes to highlight the inclusiveness of women's rugby.

'When you play women's rugby people have a stereotypical image of you and we wanted to confront that. We have girls of all shapes and sizes, and studying all types of academic subject.'

The calendar features current members of Oxford University Women's Rugby Football Club on the pitch, in the gym, in the library, and around Oxford.

Tiwa Savage’s husband, T-Billz destroys photographer’s camera at Sound Sultan’s birthday party

About a week ago, musician Sound Sultan celebrated his birthday by throwing a party that had his colleagues, friends and family members in attendance, however, Tiwa Savage’s husband, T-Billz created a scene by attacking one of the photographers at the event.

Tee Billz allegedly attacked the photo-journalist Victor Obot, for taking pictures against his will.

NET reports that “he snatched the camera in front of several witnesses and crashed it in on the floor damaging the lens and other accessories in the camera.”

Narrating his side of the story, Victor Obot also known as Elejo, said ‘I wasn’t even pointing the camera at him. The camera was directed at another guest who was sitting next to him, and then all of a sudden, he snatched my camera from me and smashed it.’

‘‘From what I gathered, T-Billz had warned Elejo (photo-journalist) not to take snapshots of him. Much later, I saw T-Billz grabbing the camera from him and then the camera fell on the floor in the process. Although I do not endorse T-Billz’s action, but I think the Elejo should have respected his wish and not try to take snap shots of him’’ Musician Azadus who witnessed the whole incident told NET

Reacting to the report however, Tee Billz denied destroying the camera, saying ‘It is not true. You can go ahead and cook up whatever story you like. It is not going to shake me in anyway”

Burna Boy banned from UK for 15 years

Sometimes, talents aren’t just enough.

Burna Boy is one of the most talented singers in Nigeria today but his “uncontrollable” character has cost a 15 years ban from the United Kingdom.

‘He can’t be told anything to do, he’s a big boy right now. He won’t just listen anymore, we are frustrated with his actions’.” his label mates told NET.

Burna boy who is presently having issues with his label, Aristokrat, has not only moved out of the house provided for him by the label in Lekki Phase 1 but he has also extricated himself from them and now handles his career with a former label employee who now only answers to him (Burna).

‘He wants to be in more control of his career’, they further told the online portal.

Well, Burn Boy’s ‘uncontrollable’ mannerism and persona didn’t just start yesterday; a few months ago he allegedly attacked and slapped a ticket attendant at the Silverbird cinema, Port Harcourt.

Also, a while in the UK back in 2010, he was arrested and sent to jail by London Police for allegedly being part of a gang and stabbing someone to death.

He was released after 11 months and given two months parole plus community service on the grounds of being of ‘good behaviour’, however, Burna allegedly disobeyed authorities and travelled back to Nigeria where he signed a record deal with Aristokrat.

While attempting to later travel back to the UK a while later, he was arrested at the airport and deported to Nigeria and barred from the UK for the next 15 years.

D’Prince acquires brand new 2013 mercedes coupe

Singer and MTN ambassador, D’Prince has just acquired a brand new 2013 Mercedes coupe which reportedly costs N12million.
He took to his instagram page some minutes to break the news.
The mavin records artiste who is currently full of gratitude to God, shared photos of his new toy with the captions “Luvin it”.
Aww, we say congrats to him.

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“My love for him can never die” – Stella Damasus pays tribute to her late husband

Actress Stella Damasus took to her facebook page some minutes ago to mourn her late husband, Jaiye Aboderin who slumped and died while playing basketball with friends on December 3rd 2004 (9 years ago).

He was 33 years old.

She says “It still feels like yesterday, time never heals wounds, it just makes it lighter to carry, my love for him can never die…it can only grow stronger”

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