Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Police officers involved in Badagry lynching get bail

According to new reports, the police officers indicted in the lynching of two innocent young men (Ifechukwudi Nwanikpor, 25, and Kazeem Onayemi, 26) in Ajara, Badagry, have been granted bail.

From Today's Telegraph
The officers were arrested due to their alleged involvement in the mob action that led to the brutal killing of the two young men as captured by various video clips which later went viral on the internet.
According to our source, Inspector Adefemi Ashogbon, Sergeant John Sanayon and seven other police officers were granted bail due to their deteriorating health in detention and were allowed to seek medical attention pending the outcome of the investigation and date of their trial.
A video recording by some bystanders exposed Inspector Adefemi Ashogbon and Sergeant John Sanayon, who were attached to the Badagry Police station, at the scene of lynching while seven others police officers were detained for allegedly planting guns on the victims and labelling them armed robbers.
Several calls were made to the Lagos state police spokesperson, Ngozi Braide, in a bid to ascertain the grant of bail. However, they went unanswered.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray released from prison

Late Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, who was sentenced to four years in prison for involuntary manslaughter for causing the death of Michael Jackson with an overdose of the anesthetic Propofol, has been released from prison.

According to reports Conrad Murray was released from the LA county jail at 12:01 am Monday morning October 28. Murray, who's medical license has been revoked, plans to apply to have his license reinstated.


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Sunday, 27 October 2013

Two planes collide at Lagos airport

According to a report by Punch, a minor accident occurred yesterday Friday Oct. 25th at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos as two aircraft wings collided.

The Turkish Airline plane wings collided with that of Max Air plane which had brought in Pilgrims from Saudi Arabia. The Turkish Airplane had landed safely but was taxiing to stop at the airport’s apron when its wing collided with that of Max Air.

The collision resulted in minor damages to both airplanes and sources said they had been taken away for repairs. Spokesman, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Mr. Fan Ndubuoke confirmed the incident. He however said damages to the aircraft belonging to both airlines were minor and that both planes had been taken away for repairs.


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Thursday, 24 October 2013

Stella Oduah followed President Jonathan to Israel

According to new reports, Minister of Aviation Ms Stella Oduah is currently in Israel with president Jonathan. Stella Oduah left Nigeria on Tuesday while President Jonathan left yesterday. The two are in Israel to sign the Bilateral Air Services Agreement, BASA, with the country.

Pres. Jonathan is also in Jerusalem for pilgrimage. And you guys thought she was under probe

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

11yr old Zuriel Oduwole appointed ambassador by Tanzanian 1st lady

Africa's child ambassador, eleven year old Zuriel Oduwole, the Nigerian girl making the global case for educating the continents Girl Child and in the process, re-branding Africa, has been appointed an ambassador by Tanzania's First Lady. Zuriel was in the country last week -which was her second county stop on her East African leg to launch the acclaimed Dream Up, Speak Up, Stand Up project aimed at inspiring/encouraging African girls.

On October 11th, Zuriel was in Dar Es Salaam to the attend the United Nations UNFPA event which focused on reducing the incidence of child marriage in Tanzania. After speaking at the event, she was formally invited to the office of the first lady Mrs Selma Kikwete (Zuriel pictured with the first lady above). Mrs Kikwete commended Zuriel for her leadership at such a young age, she also commended her for bringing issues of girl's education to several African leaders, then the first lady formally appointed Zuriel an ambassador for the largest foundation focused on gender issue - Wanawake na Maendeleo Foundation (WAMA) of which she's the founding patron.

Zuriel was presented with an intricate 3 foot statue of unity, the same type presented to the US president, to symbolize the effect of Zuriel's in the lives of Africa's young women. #BeInspired.


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Monday, 14 October 2013

Lagos governnor Raji Fashola comes to the aid of ailing Pa Kasumu

Lagos governnor Raji Fashola comes to the aid of ailing Pa Kasumu

Great news for ailing veteran actor, Kayode Odumosu popularly known as Pa Kasumu, who has been battling with serious liver and heart related ailments for a while now and in desperate need of N12m. According to a report by Encomium mag, Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has taken up his treatment after watching Pa Kasumu's interview on Channels TV last Friday October 11th.

A source told the magazine
"It was after the governor saw Pa Kasumu on Channels TV on Friday evening that he texted that his case should be taken up immediate" 
When asked the exact amount the governor was planning to donate to Pa Kasumu, the source said
"It is not a specific amount at the moment. He will first be examined by medical experts who will do a proper evaluation of his health status and make recommendations as to the exact treatment he will receive. The fact at the moment is that everything he needs will be catered for by the state government"

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

African China says he has 168 children

It's either the PM New reporter that did the interview didn't hear right, or African China was just messing with him. Below is what PM News is reporting...

This may sound incredible but popular music artiste, Chinagorom Onuoha, better known as African China, insists he had 168 kids from different women before he got married.

Speaking with P.M.News Sunday in Festac Town, Lagos, Onuoha disclosed that he is not a sex-freak but he was unable to turn down sexual advances from his teeming female fans.

Onuoha, who sometime ago was involved in a sex scandal in the UK, said he decided to accept the pregnancies because he did not want the ladies to abort the pregnancies.

“It is not that I enjoy running after the opposite sex, but as a star, I always find them around me and there's no way I can just chase them away. As a matter of fact, I had an option of telling the ladies to abort the pregnancies but I know the Bible is against such.”

Yeah right you have 168 children in your mid 30's, Mr China. Continue..

Raised in the slum of Ajegunle, Onuoha said he wonders why people castigated hip hop artiste, Innocent Idibia, better known as Tuface, for having children from different women. With the sex scandal still haunting him, Onuoha warned people who may want to bring his hard earned reputation into disrepute to be prepared for war.

“My brother, some people may want to use the sex scandal against me but they do not know that they may incur the wrath of the law because I have been certified clean by a competent law court in the United Kingdom. Such people would pay through their nose,” he said.

Commenting on how he is being perceived by his fans for fathering 168 kids, he noted that he bears no grudge over their reactions as he owes them no apology.

On his sudden disappearance from the music scene, he said he didn’t go off the music circuit but had been in the studio working on a new album that is about to be released.

According to him, “I’m not finished yet, I am still in the music industry. My fans who want to see more of me can come to Ibiza Nite Club where I anchor a show.” He urged his fans to be prepared for his latest album as it would rock their world and the entire music industry.

“It is not as if I’m boasting but I have dedicated so much of my time and energy to it because I have already set a standard and that standard will not drop but will continue to rise because I am born to sing and entertain people.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

How we survived the plance crash, by Feyi Agagu

A close family friend of Feyi, son of late Chief Agagu, who is one of the survivors of the ill fated Associated Airlines flight, told Vanguard that he (Feyi) was initially reluctant to enter the plane after seeing how old it looked. (The exact plane pictured right). He and others survived basically by sitting at the back of the plane. Below is what a family insider Feyi spoke to said;

“The young man said that once they got to the tarmac before boarding and once he sighted the plane, what struck him was the seemingly very old look of the plane. Feyi said he didn’t like the looks of the plane. He also said but for the importance and significance of the trip, his inner sense didn’t feel comfortable boarding the plane.

"In fact, Feyi said he told another survivor, Femi Akinsanya, that the plane looked too old and he didn’t feel like boarding. But Feyi said he was told not to get himself worked up needlessly since this was not going to be his first time aboard a plane neither would this be the first old-looking plane that he would board. That was how he said he boarded the plane”.

“Feyi recounted how he and Femi Akinsanya boarded the plane and moved straight to the back end to take up seats. Why Feyi chose the back seat”, the source said, “was more a function of his state of mind about the state of the plane rather than a preference for taking a back seat.

“When they sat down, Feyi told me that he and Femi simply prayed that they should just take off and land safely, oblivious of what lay ahead of them. “Feyi said once they took off, everything happened so fast. What he also told me was that both he and Femi noticed what looked like a crack not far from where they sat at the rear end of the plane

“He said everything happened so fast that by the time the plane crashed on the ground, it was that crack that had been noticed earlier that transformed into a gapping exit point upon impact on the ground.

“Feyi said the exit point created was where he and Femi escaped through”.

Another source further revealed that most of the survivors of the crash appeared to be those seated at the rear end of the plane.

Though 23years old, the plane, according to Balami David, the President of the National Association of Pilots and Engineers, during a television interview, reportedly operated some days before the ill-fated flight.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Official press release on the plane crash involving management and staff of MIC

It is with great sadness and profound loss that M.I.C Royal Ltd announces the passing away of

1. Our Chief Executive MR Olatunji Okusanya,

2. His Son, Mr Olatunji Okusanya Jnr

And four members of our team namely; 3. Mr Akeem Akintunde; 4. Mr Chijioke Duru; 5. Mr Kingsley Amaechi

They were involved in a fatal plane crash that occurred at the domestic wing of the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos at 9:32am on the 3rd of October 2013, while on official duties. Continue

A condolence registered has been opened at our office on 15/17/19 Odunlami Street, Lagos Island and all are welcome to leave their messages.

We welcome messages also on our website and Facebook page. As events unfold we will make further announcements. Mrs Bolanle Okusanya - Feyita on behalf of the family and M.I.C Royal Ltd www.micfuneralservices.com

Friday, 4 October 2013

Agagu’s family to go ahead with his burial today

Despite the great tragedy that occurred yesterday, where the plane carrying Agagu's corpse crashed and killed 15 people, members of the late governor's family have insisted that they will go ahead with his burial. The Chairman of Ondo State PDP, Mr. Ebenezer Alabi, made this known yesterday.

“We have just consulted with the family and it has been decided that they would go ahead with the burial. This is more so that his son, and son-in-law survived the crash. We are also aware that the casket bearing Agagu’s body was not affected by the crash. While we sympathise with the families of those who lost their loved ones in the crash, we will go ahead with the burial.” He said

Agagu will be buried today at his home town in Iju-Odo, Okitipupa LGA of Ondo state. St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Iju-Odo has been and renovated for the burial service while major roads leading into the town had been rehabilitated. The grave where Agagu will be buried in the church cemetery has also been decorated to give him a befitting farewell, News Agency of Nigeria reports

Update on Associated Airlines Crash: Photos + The Manifest

A 30-seat plane belonging to Associated Airlines carrying the remains of Ondo state former governor Olusegun Agagu and 20 other passengers crashed this morning shortly after take off from the domestic wing of MMIA. An aviation official confirmed the plane suffered engine failure after takeoff. It's also been confirmed that at least five passengers of the ill-fated flight survived, (including Agagu's son and son in-law) and have been taken to hospitals,while 14 bodies have been recovered from the crash site. The black box of the plane has also been recovered.

The casket bearing Agagu's corpse (pictured above) was recovered almost intact at the scene of the crash. Rescuers said almost all parts of the aircraft was burnt except the back where the casket was kept. The full manifest of the occupants of the plane has been released by aviation authorities.

Passengers

1. Feyi Agagu 2. Femi Akinsanya 3. Akintunde Joseph 4. Akeem Akintunde 5. Tunji Okusanya 6. Chijioke Duru 7. Kingsley Amaechi 8. Deji Afolabi 9. Mrs. A.O. Alabi 10. Daji Bernard 11. Deji Falae 12. Samson Hassan 13. Olatunji Okusanya

Crew member

Capt. Yakubu

Flight officer Oyinlola

Engr. Soroh Ebiya

Flight dispatcher Ibrahim

Mr. Felix Latoya

Cabin attendant Owolabi

Cabin attendant Samson

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Plane carrying Agagu's remains and 20 passengers crash in Lagos

Associated Airline plane carrying the corpse of late former Ondo State governor Olusegun Agagu, his family members and friends of the family, crash-landed near the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, shortly after take off this morning. The plane was enroute Akure from Lagos where the late politician was to be buried tomorrow.

At least 11 people have been confirmed dead.