Monthly Archives: December 2012

Building Filled With Firecrackers Explodes In Lagos

Fireworks explosion rocked Lagos Island on Wednesday morning.A shop containing fire crackers exploded earlier this morning in a storey building injuring many and damaging cars and houses close by woth millions of naira. The incident, which affected three buildings located at Okoya/Ojogiwa, Lagos Island, Lagos, occurred at about 8:00am. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed death tolls.

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The explosion is reported to have caused an alarming vibration in the area while the noise was deafening.

It was gathered that trouble started when a locked-up shop under one of the three buildings stocked with fireworks popularly called ‘bangers’ suddenly exploded and went up in flames.

Within minutes of the explosion, the fire spread to a nearby building, sending hundreds of residents, traders and shoppers fleeing in the usually boisterous market area.

As a result of the explosion, it was learnt that the building which had the shop under it and two others adjoining collapsed.

About 10 houses – mostly three-storey buildings – were severely destroyed by the explosion in the Idumota area of Lagos.

The building is said to be located on Oko Awo Street in the popular Jankara area of Lagos, close to King Ado Secondary School.

A spokesperson of the Lagos Fire and Safety Services said that they arrived 30 minutes after the explosion, but the crowd at the scene hindered their operation.Two firemen showed up in a fire truck and local residents grabbed fire hoses to try and put out the flames.

Firefighters and rescue agencies were swiftly deployed on the scene and battled the huge blaze.A huge crowd is said to have besieged the area making it difficult for firefighters to put out the fire.

More firefighters have been drafted to the scene of the fire and security agencies have also been drafted to help in putting out the fire that has gutted 15 adjoining buildings.

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Casualty figures are yet to be ascertained.
clips can be seen below….

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Banky W spilled the beans about is single status…

The big boss of EME, Banky W has spilled the beans. He’s single and searching:

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“The truth is that in my business it is very hard to find somebody, because of what is going on now and how fast your life is. Everyone is asking, even my parents are asking where is the girl; but hopefully, I will find the right person soon.

“It is not something I am afraid of, it’s not something I am running away from, it will definitely happen.

“I am single and available!”

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Pix from EME’s Baddest Concert

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The first edition of EME’s ‘The Baddest Concert‘ took place at the Ocean view Restaurant, Lagos on Friday, December 21, 2012.

The event kicked off with jokes from Basketmouth followed by the Nigeria national anthem performed by the EME clique and later began with Individual performances by the clique.

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Before Banky W started his performance he talked about how he started pushing the EME brand alone; expressing gratitude for what the label has now become and what his crew has achieved so far.
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Wizkid, Skales, Shaydee and Niyola also thrilled the crowd with amazing back-to-back performances.

In addition, other acts at that performed at the event were D’Prince, Davido, Lynxx, Waje, Ice Prince, Wande Coal, Olu Maintain, Cobhams Asuquo who flew all the way from the US and few others.

Wizkid who gave a great account of himself closed the show, with label-mates joining him to pay a respect to the audience…

Watch out for full concert review.

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Phone chat ghastly Accidents

See Why It’s Dangerous to be Sending Text While You’re Driving

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According to eyewitness sources, this guy who lost his precious life in such an unfortunate accident was sending a text message to someone while driving. As a result, he couldn’t fully concentrate on what was going around him and drove straight into his own death.

Unfortunately, his body parts were not so lucky….

Emergency personnel found the phone still in his hand. They found his head in the back seat; it was terrible!

Please learn from this and share the information with your friends and family.

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Chika Ike’s waec result clarifies age

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The beautiful Nollywood actress recently celebrated her 27th birthday in a grand style but a lot of her colleague, fans and especially her fellow ladies, think she’s lying because she looks and acts older than are claimed age. To prove her critics wrong, Chika Ike tweeted her WAEC result showing her real age.see pix below

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obbery kingpins and serial police killers who operate in Lagos and Ogun arrested, one killed – How they were caught

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It was really a hell let-loose the day the notorious armed robbery gang terrorizing Lagos and its environ were apprehended. A well determined team of policemen from SARS, Lagos division caught up with two men suspected to be the leaders of the armed gangs that attacked a branch of First Bank in Ekiti State and the World Oil Petrol Station in Ibafo, Ogun State, a few months ago.
Ejike Mbogu and Ayomide Oyebanji were said to have been arrested by the police in Lagos after an intensive search.

Also, eight other suspected robbers, Gbenga Oni, Taofeek Mumuni, Ogbonnaya Ekweye, Kundus Adetono, Yemi Ayodeji, Shola Ayodele, Gani Moshood and Seyi Aluko, all of who allegedly had participated in some major robbery attacks in the South-West, are currently in the custody of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ikeja, Lagos.

Another suspected robber, Seun Adegboyega, aka Dada, was shot dead during a raid in Ikotun.
Three policemen reportedly lost their lives in the robbery in Ekiti, which occurred sometime in May 2012 and lasted about an hour. An undisclosed amount of money was said to have been stolen by the robbers during the attack.

Also, the robbery at the petrol station in Ibafo claimed the lives of two policemen. Both of them were shot when a gang of daredevil robbers invaded the station.

CRIME DIGEST learnt that three other policemen were killed when the same gang of robbers struck in the Oke-Itoku area of Abeokuta.

On Sept. 10, the gang robbed several bureau de change operators in Agege, Anthony, Ojodu, Itire, Ikeja and Ilasamaja areas of Lagos, killing three policemen and a commercial bus driver.

The end came for Mbogu and Ayodeji about three weeks ago when a Honda car allegedly stolen in Akute, Ogun State, was traced to the former’s aged mother in Anambra State.

Assisted by Mbogu’s brother, a team of policemen from SARS in Lagos succeeded in apprehending the suspected gangster in a hotel in Ikotun. Led by Superintendent Abba Kyari, the team found Mbogu in company with five other members of his gang. In the ensuing stampede, three members of the gang managed to escape.

Mbogu was arrested, but not before he was shot while trying to disarm one of the policemen. Dada was killed as he tried to escape.

On his part, Ayodeji was allegedly responsible for organising most of the major robberies which occurred in the Ikotun/Igando areas of Lagos state this year. “Ayodele is my friend; he lives at Ikotun and usually brings information about thriving businesses in the area. I got to know him as a building developer when I came in the guise of an Omo oni ile (land speculator) to a site he was supervising. We robbed a Coca-Cola depot at Liasu Road; I got N120,000 as my share in that operation. We robbed a super mart at Igando and a turkey cold room at Liasu road. Most of the robberies at Liasu Road were carried out by our gang,” Ayodeji confessed.

On the other hand, Oyebanji’s gang is believed to be responsible for most of the robbery attacks that have taken place in Victoria Island, Lekki and Ajah.
Leading the attacks himself alongside four other members on the run, Oyebanji allegedly dispossessed residents of the island of their cars, money and other valuables. CRIME DIGEST gathered that in one of such incidents, two policemen on guard at a home in VI were killed in a shootout with the robbers.

In an interview with our correspondent, Mbogu confessed that he was lured into armed robbery four years after he moved to Lagos.

He said, “I moved to Lagos after my father’s death and started earning a living as an apprentice to my brother who sold refrigerator parts in Mushin. For a while, things were difficult. Then I met one Segun in Surulere. He claimed to be a soldier. I noticed that he lived on the fast lane and he was not alone.

All the boys who moved with him also lived on the fast lane. Although I didn’t know it, Segun was an ex-convict.

“One day after we got talking, Segun invited me for a drink with his boys. He asked me if I had been involved in any crime of any sort. When I answered in the negative, he said I didn’t have the required experience for the kind of work he did. So, he assigned me to pick pockets alongside Opeyemi. For some weeks, I would steal wallets and other valuables during rush hours.

“Segun monitored my progress regularly. Later, I was allowed to drive them on a motorcycle whenever they wanted to snatch handbags. Most of our victims were sales girls going to the bank to deposit or withdraw money.

“Eventually, Segun relocated to Cotonou with some members of his gang when the police were on their trail. By then, I had established contacts with other robbers and one arms supplier known as Tochukwu.”
The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr. Umaru Manko, confirmed the arrests.

“Ever since his involvement in the Wema Bank robbery at Dopemu in 2008, Oyebanji has long been on the wanted list of the police. About 15 armed robbers participated in that robbery attack and 13 of them were arrested. Oyebanji and one other member of the group had been on the run since then.

“Oyebanji’s gang was responsible for the bullion van robbery in Badagry about five months ago. A police sergeant and three other civilians were killed during the attack.

“Oyebanji was arrested last week after he was sighted by a source around Iyana-Ipaja. A SARS team led by Kyari trailed him to Oshodi. He was shot while trying to escape arrest while a receiver of stolen goods, Muyiwa, who was with him at the time, was also arrested,” Manko said.

Oyebanji was said to have made confessional statements which led to the discovery of eight AK-47 rifles belonging to the policemen who were killed in the Ekiti, Badagry and Ibafo robbery attacks.

One English pump action, and 25 magazines loaded, with 30 rounds of ammunition, were also found hidden in a Nissan Almera car which was parked in a mechanic’s workshop at Apapa Road, Oyingbo.

One pump action an AK-47 rifle, two locally-made double-barrelled shotguns, two assault rifles and 10 AK-47 magazines (fully loaded), were also recovered from the gang’s former armoury at Ifo when Aluko led a SARS team to the hideout. Unfortunately, most of the guns and ammunition had been taken away to be used in a robbery attack the same day.

– Punch

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“LAUGHTER AT CHRISTMAS” with JULIUS AGWU.

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If you live in Abuja, have a friend in Abuja or will be in Abuja…
Join Pastor Sam Oye and The entire members of HARVESTHOUSE as we invite you to “LAUGHTER AT CHRISTMAS” with JULIUS AGWU.

Date: Wednesday 19th December, 2012.
Time: 5:30pm. Red Carpet Opens at 5:00pm.
Venue: HARVESTHOUSE (The Place of Favour),
End of 7th Avenue, Team 6, Gwarinpa Estate, Abuja.
For Seat Reservation Text: Your “Name/Reserve My Seat” to: 0803 3355 137.

Music will be provided by THE TOWDAH FAMILY.
God is going to make you laugh before this year is over.
Uncommon Joy will be your portion.
ADMISSION IS FREE!!!
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SAG Awards 2013 Nominations Announced

VOGUE cover girls Jennifer Lawrence and Nicole Kidman lead the list of nominees for the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards. The annual ceremony – known most commonly as the SAG Awards – is one of most highly-respected award presentations in the film calendar, and often seen as a strong indicator of the year’s Oscar nominations.

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Jennifer Lawrence has been nominated in the Best Actress category for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, alongside fellow nominees Marion Cotillard, Jessica Chastain, Helen Mirren and Naomi Watts. Nicole Kidman has landed two nods: for Best Supporting Actress – thanks to her part in The Paperboy – and for Best Actress in a Miniseries, for Hemingway & Gellhorn. Joining Kidman in the Best Supporting Actress category are Anne Hathaway, Sally Field, Helen Hunt and Maggie Smith; while Julianne Moore, Charlotte Rampling, Sigourney Weaver and Alfre Woodard have also been nominated the Best Actress in a Miniseries prize.

Other notable names recognised for their acting achievements this year include Claire Danes, who’s up for Best Actress in a television drama for Homeland- opposite Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery andThe Good Wife’s Julianna Margulies. Hugh Jackman, Daniel Day Lewis and Bradley Cooper are among the Best Actor nominees, while Javier Bardem has been given a Best Supporting Actor nod for his villainous turn in Skyfall. The winners will be announced during the ceremony on January 27, 2013.

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Iyanya boyfriend snatching saga…

It is believed by guys that some ladies love money so much that they could even smell it from a distance and position themselves to be beneficiaries before the money comes.

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Many have wondered what’s so special about young talented singer, Iyanya, that two supposed big girls in the movie industry want to date him so badly. See a scoop below…

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From his above tweet, it’s obvious the guy is breaking records and making a lot of cash from his hit track, KUKERE, with over 3 million Caller Tunez and downloads.

Hmmm…. ladies really love where the grass is green!

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Iyanya Dumped Yvonne Nelson

Is dating an actress now a national sport? This is the game Yvonne Nelson seems to be accusing her now ex-hubby Iyanya of engaging in.

In a series of heartbreak tweets from the beautiful actress, she accused someone (read Iyanya, according to the all-seeing blogger Linda Ikeji) of “acting all along in the relationship… I am the actress and I couldn’t tell.

“All you wanted was to date an actress… there you go, enjoy dating the 2nd actress,” she tweeted.

With her concluding tweet, many are speculating that the second actress nentioned is actually Tonto Dikeh – yes, the same Tonto Dikeh.

This was too good to pass by quietly, sorry. We are yet to hear a confirmation or denial from Iyanya or Tonto, so until then we guess it’s ‘#Poko‘ from us.

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