Chibok girls: Kate Henshaw blasted for posting make-up free photo

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Nollywood Actress, Kate Henshaw recently shared an emotional make-up photo on Instagram, lending her voice on the ongoing #BringBackOurGirls campaign, however the photo got a far different reaction than she expected.

Although, some fans thought that it was a good move, even calling her brave for being able to show her face without makeup, some of Kate’s fans were disappointed as according to them, they have always envisioned the star actress as a beautiful, glowing and age defying woman, with or without makeup.

Some of her Fans even went as far as saying “I used to use her as an example of a woman who can be over 40 and look 20, this particular one no follow at all”.

After which another added, “Makeup really does wonders”. Another fan then went on to write “I used to think she was younger than her age, but she looks like a grandma”.

A short while after, Kate deleted all the negative comments from her page.

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Boy suffocates to death inside grave attempting to cut off corpse’s head

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The people of Ilobu, headquarters of Irepodun Local Government Area of Osun State, yesterday woke up to be confronted by a bizarre development as the body of a young man, simply identified as Abdullahi, was found in a grave where he was allegedly attempting to cut off and exhume the skull of a corpse buried not long ago.

The incident, which happened around Imam Aroun Compound in the nascent town, was said to have drawn a lot of crowd from the nearby Olobu market.

According to an eyewitness account, Abdullahi, described by a resident of the community who preferred anonymity as a member of a notorious youth gang in the community, was said to have been spotted along Palace Road the night before, while fighting a lady for a yet to be identified reason.

The 20-year-old Abdullahi, who was said to also hail from the Tooto Compound in the same town, was said to have dug a hole around the grave in the middle of the night on Tuesday to gain access to the corpse since the concrete used over the grave barred him from digging it directly.

However, investigation revealed that while trying to peep through the hole into the grave, the upper parts of his body went deep inside the grave and it became difficult for him to come out, and he suffocated to death in the process.

Passers-by who discovered his body with only his legs remaining outside the hole shouted and called the attention of people, who came and managed to remove his remains.

When the police arrived the scene, they reportedly visited the late Abdullahi’s family, with no one in sight, as his family members were said to have deserted their home having learnt of the incident.

In a telephone chat with the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ojutu Police Station in the community, Ms. Talatu, she refused to comment on the matter, saying only the Police Commissioner in the state or the Police Public Relations Officer, has the authority to talk on the matter.

When The Nigerian Times called the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mrs. Odoro, she said she was at a programme and could not speak but would get across to the correspondent. She was yet to call back as at the time of filing this report.

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Police: IG Has Not Retired

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The Police High Command  Thursday said it had not received any official communication from any quarters informing it that the Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar, should proceed on retirement.
 
A statement issued last night by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), said Abubakar was on his desk yesterday, to perform his official duties as the IG.
 
 
There were reports that the presidency had asked Abubakar to proceed on compulsory leave due to the rising insecurity in the country under his watch.
 
In the letter which was issued early this week through the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, Abubakar was directed to proceed on leave on Monday and to hand over to his immediate subordinate, Suleiman Fakai, who is the Deputy Inspector General of Police  (DIG) in charge of Finance and Administration.
 
But Mba's statement read: “The Police High Command is not in receipt of any official communication from the appropriate government quarters informing the IG of his inevitable glorious retirement from the force. “Therefore, MD Abubakar, who was fully on his desk today, has continued to perform his official duties as the 16th indigenous IG.”

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NIGERIA: Conference Pressure Group Joins Campaign for Safe Return of Schoolgirls

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At a time the National Conference committees were winding up their work plans, a new pressure group under the aegis of the National Unity Forum (NUF) emerged  yesterday to the campaigns for the safe return of the abducted students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, in Borno State.
 
The NUF comprised of the following delegates as members, Senator Ibrahim Mantu, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, Senator Adolphus Wabara, Senator Bala Adamu, among others, also condemned what it termed as religious bigotry, tribal sentiments, violence and unguarded utterances, stating that unnecessary grandstanding in the country cannot help Nigeria’s development as a nation.
 
According to Mantu, who read a prepared statement of the group, “No development can take place in a state of confusion. We must unite in our fight against forces of evil, destabilisation, enemies of our collective resolve and continuity as a nation matching towards greatness.”
 
Mantu condemned the abduction of the female students by the Boko Haram.
“We appreciate the determination of Mr. President and the security forces to restore peace in the North-east. We appreciate and commend the president for accepting assistance from the international community to rescue the innocent school girls. We join fellow Nigerians and the world to say, ‘Bring Back Our Girls Safely,’” he stated.
 
Mantu said the objective of the group is to ensure that peace and stability reign supreme in Nigeria.
 
“Accordingly, he said, “Peace in our nation would give birth to development, progress and prosperity. We therefore appeal to the conscience of the National Conference and all Nigerians to consider the wellbeing and survival of Nigeria, first before any other primordial and selfish consideration.
 
The group appealed to delegates to eschew any dangerous game that is planning to tinker with the unity and destiny of Nigeria as a nation, saying, “we can make progress only by eschewing divisive politicking and rancour. We cannot not possibly be great, when our house is in disorder.”

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NIGERIA: Bomb Scare Causes Panic in Lagos as Police Call for Calm

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Pandemonium yesterday broke out at Tom Jones area, near Azikiwe Street, Lagos Island, after some sealed suspicious items were discovered in the area, inciting panic among traders and residents alike.
 
As the news spread like wildfire, there was palpable fear as people scampered for safety, alerting their loved ones too of the possible danger of the content of the suspicious package.
 
While some immediately closed their shops for the day and headed home, others abandoned their wares and fled, while yet others who were somewhat curiously watched the package with bathed breathe, albeit from a safe distance.
 
Hours later, the situation was brought under control by a team of policemen from the Explosive Ordinance Depot (EOD) of the Nigeria Police Force, who after preliminary examination of the package, allayed the fears of the onlookers.
 
The team had also picked up the package, urging traders and customers to continue their various business transactions as they had no reason to fear.
 
 
Confirming the incident, the state Commissioner of Police,  Umar Manko, said the information was false and was just designed to incite panic in Lagosians.
 
He said: "There was no bomb anywhere in Lagos. The information is false. Lagosians should go about their businesses without any fear.”
 
Also, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ngozi Braide, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP), said the content of the package was not explosives rather sealants used in mending rusted part of ships.
 
Braide, who commended the residents for being security conscious and for reporting to the police, said operatives from the Anti-bomb unit were deployed to the scene immediately the report reached them.
 
She said:  "We deployed operatives from the Anti-bomb unit who went to the scene, cordoned off the area and recovered the bag. It was taken for analysis and discovered it was just fillants.
 
"That place is a market place and it could have dropped by anybody. Lagosians should remain calm, as there is no cause for alarm. The security of lives and property is important to the CP and he is leaving no stone unturned to achieve it."
 
As at press time when THISDAY visited the area, it was calm as the traders had obviously returned to their businesses.
  

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Prophet T.B Joshua Delivers Actress Camilla Mberekpe’s Son From Prince Of Persian Demons

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One year after Actress Camilla Mberekpe was delivered at TB Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nation, her first son, Samuel Freedom, has also been delivered.
Samuel, one of the 2012 Nigeria’s Got Talent finalist was delivered from a demonic spirit he identified personally as Prince of Persia.
While being delivered, he confessed that he was the Prince of Persia, and that he was further possessed through addictive computer games and surfing of the internet for information about Illuminati.
The false spirit  also claimed to have been responsible for his sister’s death.
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Money Laundering: Ibori Has Case to Answer, Says Appeal Court

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Six years after Justice Marcel Awokulehin of the Federal High Court in Asaba, Delta State, sensationally struck out the 170-count charge of money laundering preferred against the former State Governor, Chief James Ibori, and the rigorous pursuit of justice by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), a three-man panel of justices at the Benin-City Division of the Court of Appeal yesterday ruled that the ex- governor has a case to answer.
 
Ibori is currently serving a 13-year jail term in a London prison, having been convicted by a British court in 2012.
 
In the unanimous decision, the court did not only set aside the infamous ruling of Justice Awokulehin, but said the appeal was meritorious.
 
The judgment was delivered by Justice Ibrahim Saulawa and was supported by Justices P. M Ekpe and H. A Barka respectively.
 
Justice Salauwa resolved all the four issues for determination in favour of the EFCC and directed that the matter be re-assigned to another judge of the Federal High Court for continuation of trial.
 
 
Dissatisfied with Justice Awokulehin’s ruing, the EFCC had approached the appellate court to set aside the judgment on the grounds that the court erred in law.
 
According to EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren the appeal was predicated on four grounds.
 
The commission further stated that "with this judgment, the coast is clear for Ibori to face trial in Nigeria upon the completion of his jail term in London.
 
 
Meanwhile, the ex-governor has said he would appeal the ruling.
Speaking through his Media Assistant,
 
Tony Eluemunor, Ibori said he had already instructed his lawyers to file an appeal at the Supreme Court.
 
He said despite his travails, he “remained an unfailing believer in the rule of law, especially the courts.”
 
According to him, “The decision of the Federal High Court in Asaba, which the Court of Appeal sitting in Benin City has just struck down, was perhaps the most politicised in Nigerian history, with crass politicians not hiding their interests and sundry commentators opining on otherwise purely matters of law – yet refusing to refer to the judgment while pouring out their sectarian creeds. 
 
“Yet, Ibori, a believer in the rule of law and freedom of the courts, will not stoop as low as those who do flagellate judges whose decisions they not like, openly or through innuendos, impute any misdeeds on the part of the panel of justices who decided the case. In pursuit of this undying belief, he has instructed his lawyers to, without delay, take the next legal step by referring the matter to the apex court in the land.” 
 
He called on his supporters to remain calm as they had always done since his political persecution began.

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NIGERIA: Ohakim’s Owerri Residence Bombed by Unknown Attackers

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The immediate past Governor of Imo State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, and his family escaped death by divine intervention yesterday morning as unknown persons bombed his private residence in Owerri, the state capital, and left the building shattered.
 
The former governor who was seen in company of his wife, Chioma, and some former aides expressed gratitude to God that no life was lost in the unfortunate incident, adding that he arrived Owerri in the evening of the day of the incident from abroad where he went for medical checkup and wanted to sleep in the house, but later decided to proceed to his country home in Okohia in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area to pass the night.
 
Located in Prefab area noted for its quite serenity because of the caliber of people residing there who are mainly retired government officials and a few private residents, the bungalow which was built in 1992 when the former governor served as a commissioner in the state used to be a rallying point for the governor and his close friends.
 
According to Ohakim, “I was in the village when around 12.30a.m., my security and private aides residing in the affected house called me that there was problem; and that they heard a loud sound because they were staying at the gate house, and when they rushed to the building, they saw that it had been engulfed by tick smoke and fire and they started trying to put off the fire.
 
“According to them, after calling the fire service, there was no response until this morning around 10a.m. before they came, but before then, the building had been completely destroyed by fire.
 
 
“Whatever they used must have been thrown from the ceiling because this is an old house. The whole interior is gone. The only House I have in Owerri is gone; luckily, no life was lost as I arrived here by 6.30a.m.
 
One clear thing about the incident is that there was no electricity and no generator was on when the incident happened,” he said.
 
The former governor stated that he does not foresee any foul play but added that the Department of Security Services (DSS) and the police had been invited while investigation is ongoing.”
 
Ohakim, who said he only, came to address the people of the state last Saturday, noted that during his four year of service in the state, there was relative peace and progress as everybody was free from any form of attack or molestation, and wondered why somebody would want him and his family dead.
 
Meanwhile, the state government has reacted to the act of setting ablaze the residential building of the former governor of the state by unknown persons which it described as “dastardly and despicable.”
 
In a statement signed by the Special Assistant to the state Governor, Rochas Okorocha, on media, Sam Onwuemeodo, the state government expressed sadness over the incident which happened barely 40 hours to the reported declaration of Ohakim’s intention to run for the 2015 governorship of the state.
 
"The state government condemns the act in its entirety.  It is an act of cowardice.  It is barbaric and unfortunate in all ramifications. The state government has been preaching tolerance and politics without bitterness among Imo politicians, and the governor has also been demonstrating that both in words and in action since he came on board in 2011.
 
“And that is why, politicians in the state irrespective of their political parties have been coming to the state to say whatever they like or do whatever they want to do, without any interference or disturbance.  
 
 
“So burning of a former governor’s house for any reason is condemnable and unacceptable.  The former governor has not done anything to constitute a threat to anybody since he left office, to warrant anybody or group of persons burning his house.”
 
He has the right as an illustrious son of Imo state to vie for any position he desires to run for.  Anybody who feels threatened by his interest should have the option of quitting the race or dropping his aspiration.
 
The state government has therefore called on the state Commissioner of Police and other relevant security agents in the state to dig into the incident with the aim of bringing those behind the act to book.
 

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Abducted Girls: Traditional Rulers Express Worry

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Traditional rulers from the oil producing areas  Thursday expressed worry over the abducted schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State by members of the Boko Haram sect.
 
They equally bemoaned the activities of the sect in unleashing mayhem on innocent people.
 
The royal father expressed their concerns when they paid a courtesy visit on President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
 
Fielding questions from State House correspondents after the courtesy call on Jonathan, the paramount ruler of Mgbirichi Abakuruland in Imo State, Eze Akabueze Ikegwuruka, said they were at the Presidential Villa on a courtesy and solidarity visit to the president.
 
He also disclosed that some issues affecting the nation were discussed when they met Jonathan.
 
"We are grateful that the president was able to convene the National Conference and we are grateful for the infrastructural development this administration has put in place since its inception.
 
"We are worried about the issue of Chibok girls and the activities of Boko Haram in general. We are very prayerful that Mr. president has been working assiduously to make sure they are released.
 
"Pipelines are in our domains and that is why we are advocating a forum so that the traditional rulers in the oil communities will be empowered to provide security against illegal bunkering and pipeline vandalism," the traditional ruler added.

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UN Offers to Help Trace Abducted Students

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The United Nations has said it offered to support Nigeria in rescuing the  abducted schoolgirls of the Government Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State.
 
A representative of the UN Secretary -General, the  Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Mr. Said Djinnit, who was on a fact-finding mission to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said apart from seeking for the girls, the organisation would like to know other specific areas it could help the country overcome the insecurity scourge.
"The abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls  has been widely condemned. We are here to see what the UN can do to help in the release of the school girls
 
 
We also here to meet with officials in Nigeria and see how the UN can contribute to the peace and unity of the country.  Our visit to National Emergency Agency (NEMA) is to hear from the Director General and to know how far they have gone in the efforts to rescue the girls, making use the resources available to government and what the UN can contribute, he said.
 
While welcoming the visiting UN scribe, the Director General of  NEMA, Alhaji Sani-Sidi said the recent abduction of more than 200 female students of the Government Secondary School, Chibok by the Boko Haram insurgents had indeed created a complex dimension to the crisis in the North-east part of the country.
 
He said from NEMA's assessment report, more than 3,161,887 persons have been directly affected by the crisis while nine million others are in dire need of humanitarian relief assistance.
 
According to Sani-Sidi,  Nigeria like other nations had been confronted by a number of disasters, posing serious humanitarian challenges in form of displacement of people, damage to the environment and means of livelihood.
However, the DG admitted that the wave of insurgency in the north-eastern states of Nigeria in the past few years had become one of the greatest challenge facing emergency responders in the country.
 
While appealing for UN assistance, the he spoke of a looming food scarcity as many of the families in the affected communities do not have enough seeds to plant for this years cropping season.
 
"It has become necessary to ensure the urgent and significant scaling up of the relief intervention in all humanitarian sectors especially the provision of the food, resuscitation of means of livelihood and the reconstruction of destroyed houses and infrastructure," he said.
 
Sidi  said from the beginning of the emergency rule in the North-eastern states, NEMA in collaboration with the joint task force had established a humanitarian cell  in Borno State and sub-cells in Yobe and Adamawa States respectively to provide emergency relief assistance to communities affected by the crisis.
 
He further explained that the agency's offices in Maiduguri and Gombe had been mandated to sustain the provision of such assistance to civil population.
 
While giving further details federal government interventions to assist the affected communities, the DG said there had been a presidential initiative through which assorted food items were being distributed to displaced persons in the affected communities in  the three states.
 
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) yesterday called on President Goodluck Jonathan to reconsider his position that the federal government would not negotiate with terrorists for the release of the abducted schoolgirls.
 
In a speech he delivered yesterday in Abuja at the meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the association, NBA's president, Chief Okey Wali, SAN said that said that no option should be foreclosed in achieving peace.
 
Although, it took the association one month to condemn the abduction of the Chibok girls, Wali nevertheless said the federal government acted too slow in its response to the abduction.
 
He said: "While we agree that the terrorist sect Boko Haram should be routed out, we also advise that no option should be foreclosed in enthroning  peace.
"History has taught us that constructive engagement of such insurgents have sometimes yielded dividends.
 
"All the years of terrorism in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland was brought to an end by the 1998 Goodfriday Agreement, brokered by the then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Mr Tony Blair.
 
"Many of  us in the Niger Delta, will tell you that we did not believe that the amnesty program of the federal government would bring any peace in the region, but it did."
 
He also said that this was not the time to start setting up committees.
Wali also called on the federal government to review its strategy for fighting terror adding that the "current strategy is not working in spite of the trillions of Naira being expended on security."
 
He reiterated his  earlier reminder to the federal government that the primary duty of government is the security of lives and property of citizens. 
 
"At the moment, the Federal Government is not fulfilling this constitutional responsibility. What the Chibok girls’ episode has depicted is its exposure of the lethargic response of the federal government to matters of urgent national security as Chibok," he added.
 
He cited an intelligence report by the American Government, which shared the state departments concern that he girls might have been moved out of the country. 
 
He said: "Intelligence reports such as the one shared by the US is crucial in the war against terrorism. Intelligence gathering is one area the Nigerian Government has failed woefully.
 
"The U.S says that the girls may have been taken in several groups across border to Cameroon and Chad. 
 
"This is hardly surprising given how porous our borders are. Our borders in Nigeria are so vulnerable that rebels from Chad and Cameroun gendarmes always operate across our borders, commit heinous crimes and retreat to their countries. The NBA calls on the federal government to pay more attention to our borders with a view to securing them."
 
According to him, it was a big shame that it took the abduction of the schoolgirls from Chibok for the menace of Boko Haram and terrorism to get the type of attention the government should pay to such dire situations.
 

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