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The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Ayotunde Phillips, yesterday Tuesday September 18th granted freedom to 233 prisoners. 130 inmates from Kirikiri Maximum Prison and another 103 inmates from Kirikiri Medium Prison. Most of the 233 inmates released yesterday have been in prison for more than 12 awaiting trials.
The Chief Justice ordered their release after listening to some cases during a visit to the Kirikiri prisons yesterday as part of the activities marking the 2012/2013 Legal Year.
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Donald Trump has to yet find someone or
something he can't criticize, especially if it
is a woman he has not slept with yet. In a
series of Tweets addressing the Kate
Middleton topless photos controversy,
Donald says that Kate is great, but that she
should not be "sunbathing nude," and only
had herself to blame. Uh huh. He also says
the photographer did nothing wrong and
that of course someone is going to take the
chance to make a lot of money for those
photos. Donald is probably just wishing
that he could get someone interested
enough to take his photos topless. He might
even be willing to go full frontal if he could
be promised worldwide coverage. He
would love to show off his downstairs
comb over if you know what I mean.
Posted by Welcome to Eddy Ogbunambala's blog at 5:24 PM
A Florida man was arrested the other day
after a farm worker called police to say that
he saw Carlos Romero (above) naked next
to Carlos' donkey and appeared to be
having sex with it. Carlos told the police he
was not having sex with the donkey but
that he gets aroused when around animals
and did get naked and has masturbated
five or six times with the donkey. Carlos
also told the police that people in Florida
are backwards because they frown on
"zoophillia." Is that even a word? Carlos
said that he paid $500 for his donkey and
he would like him back. I bet he would. The
sad thing is even if the police find a home
for this donkey which they are doing, this
guy will just get another.
Posted by Welcome to Eddy Ogbunambala's blog at 5:06 PM
A Nollywood actor, Rasaki Olaniyi, 45, was
on Tuesday arraigned before an Igbosere
Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly
robbing, Abayomi Arinde, of N2.6 million.
Olaniyi of No. 7, Aduke Salako St., Agbado,
Lagos, was arraigned on four-count charges
of robbery, stealing, conspiracy and
The accused pleaded not guilty to the
Prosecutor Sunday Aggoi said that the
accused had on Sept. 5 at Oriental Hotel,
Victoria Island, robbed Arinde of N500, 000,
$10,000, three gold jewelries valued at
Aggoi said that the accused also unlawfully
locked up the complainant in one of the
hotel rooms after robbing him.
He said that the complainant was robbed of
cash and goods totaling N2.6 million.
The prosecutor said that the accused was
apprehended by the hotel securities
following alarm raised by the complainant. .
Aggoi said that the offences contravened
Sections 297, 296, 299, 270 and 378 of the
Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 2011.
The counsel to the accused, Mr Olusegun
Ajanaku, urged the court to grant bail to the
The Magistrate, Mr Jacob Adegun, granted
bail to the accused in the sum of N1million
with two sureties in like sum.
Adegun said that the sureties must reside in
Lagos State and be employees of the State
The case was adjourned to Oct. 5, for
Posted by Welcome to Eddy Ogbunambala's blog at 4:46 PM
Last week we brought you the news of
Nollywood actress Ngozi Nwosu’s state
of ill health. Today, we can reveal to you
that her present condition is generating
concern among her friends which has
made them to pick the gauntlet and rally
around to help save her.
Since the story went viral last week,
some of her friends have tried to raise
funds in order for her to run the
necessary medical tests. Reports say
that she has a kidney related problem
but according to a source, the actress is
suffering from ‘kidney leakage.’
A source revealed that a sum of 50,000
Naira was given to Ngozi last week to
run the test in the hospital so as to
know the exact kidney that is affected.
Right now, her friends are
contemplating flying her to India for a
kidney transplant. Her friends have
started asking for donations to help
save the Imo State-born actress. The
account details have not yet been
confirmed and soon as it is, we will keep
Posted by Welcome to Eddy Ogbunambala's blog at 4:05 PM
Last night about 100 deep pocket
donors paid upwards of $40,000 per
ticket to party side-by-side with
President Barack Obama, singer
Beyonce and her aging rapper husband
Jay Z at his 40/40 sports club in New
Beyonce introduced President Obama to
the well-heeled guests, saying: “I can’t
tell you how proud we are to host
tonight’s event with President Obama.
We believe in his vision.”
The president warmly thanked Bey and
Jay, saying: “Thank you so much for
your friendship.” It must be nice to
have “friends” like Beyonce and Jay Z.
”Jay-Z now knows, you know, what my
life is like,” said the president of the
former Brooklyn crack dealer. “We both
have daughters. And our wives are
more popular than we are. So we’ve got
a little bond there. It’s hard, but it’s
But Mr. Obama saved the most praise
for Beyonce, calling the curvy boudoir
singer a “role model.”
“Beyoncé couldn’t be a better role model
for our daughters because she carries
herself with such class and poise and
has so much talent.”
Even though he considers Beyonce to
be a role model for his daughters, Mr.
Obama left the women in his life back
home in DC. “Michelle, Sasha and Malia
are mad at me because they aren’t
here,” the president joked.
The president’s star-studded fundraisers
have drawn criticism from Republicans
and others who see the elitist events as
divisive and grandiose.
But Obama dismisses the critics by
using a lottery system that enables low-
income supporters to rub elbows with
the wealthy at his fundraisers.
Several Twitter users uploaded their cell
phone camera pics of the much-hyped
Posted by Welcome to Eddy Ogbunambala's blog at 3:41 PM
how Daily Mail reported it.
A Spanish firm
offering a professional course in
prostitution which it says 'guarantees a job
offer on graduation,' has survived its first
legal challenge to be closed down.
For €100, students are taught the history
of the world's oldest profession, how to
use erotic toys and the most popular
positions contained within the Kama Sutra.
The school began advertising the course in
May, but within weeks the Valencian
regional government filed a case with
prosecutors, alleging that the school
promoted prostitution, which is illegal in
But yesterday prosecutors said there was
not any evidence that a criminal offence
had been committed because
advertisements for students did not
promote prostitution, constitute fraud and
were not aimed at minors, reported The
The venture has attracted much criticism in
the predominantly Catholic country, with
many saying it is the wrong way to tempt
cash-strapped Spaniards back into work.
But the Valencian firm, which flooded the
city's university campus with promotional
flyers, says it will make the trade safer.
It will also ensure budding sex-workers will
not fall foul of the law, with in depth
descriptions of the industry's laws and
how to work around them.
Brandon, who has run the one-week
course for eight years, said: 'They will
know what they are getting in to.
'Prostitution is a career that many people
live off from day to day, whether they are
single or have a partner.'
He added that 95 people, from the age of
19 to 45, had signed up to the diploma -
which takes up two hours each day.
And, once they graduate, they receive their
first job offer - to become a teacher in the
'school' where they can help in practical
What they learn in the series of theory and
practical classes will enable them to 'earn a
lot of money, very easily and quickly',
according to the ABC newspaper.
Esther Lopez Barcelo, a United Left MP in
Valencia, said the party was considering
appealing the ruling.
Sex is a multibillion-pound industry in
Spain, with colourfully lit brothels staffed
mainly by poor immigrant women from
Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe
lining highways throughout the country.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I don’t live in Lagos so I cannot say for
sure what LASTMA really represents
beside their constitutional role of
ensuring sanity on Lagos roads by
enforcing traffic regulations. But recent
happenings seem to suggest they have
taken up an unconstitutional role of
assaulting traffic offenders and even
the innocent ones alike, collecting illegal
‘tolls’/fines like the Nigerian Police wont
to and turning themselves into some
sort of terror that must be dreaded. This
is not to ignore the fact that they have
not been performing their duties well as
there must always be one or two cases
of misconduct here and there.
Eye witness reports reaching us indicate
that LASTMA officials allegedly assaulted
a bus driver so badly at Town Planning,
Lagos a few hours ago. Due to the
severity of the beatings, the conductor
rushed the driver to Gbagada hospital
only for the driver to be confirmed
dead on arrival by medical personnel
Sympathizers who had already gathered
at the hospital premises almost
started a mini riot if not for the timely
intervention of men of the Nigerian
Police. As at the time of this filing this
report, sympathizers are reportedly
heading towards Alausa with placards
reading “LASTMA, come and carry your
dead body” among other slogans.
Excuse me please, but is this the same
LASTMA that Lagos state Governor just
last week, threatened to withdraw their
services from Lagos roads for a day so
that Lagosians will realize their
importance? Maybe he should o! We
don’t need ‘killers’ and ‘marauders’
masquerading as law enforcement
May the soul of the yet-to-be identified
driver rest in perfect peace. Enough of
all this nonsense!
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Reports have it that the 62-year-old
farmer sent his congratulations to the
24-year-old for landing the MTV Video
Of The Year Award for the saucy track
‘We Found Love’.
“I will not judge her and I will never
condemn her,” he told The Sun.
Adding, “I found her to be a nice girl.”
Last year, the Roc Nation songstress
was thrown off the farmer’s land in
Northern Ireland when she took off her
top while filming visuals for ‘We Found
Despite the religious farmers’
congratulations to the star, he still said
that he found the video “focused too
much on sexuality”.
Posted by Welcome to Eddy Ogbunambala's blog at 7:48 PM
Fresh facts emerged yesterday that the
woman who gave birth to a horse-like
creature during a prayer session at the
World Liberation Ministry, Evuoriaria
Community, off Benin-Sapele Road, Benin
City, Edo State on Tuesday, got married 11
years ago without a child.
The facts came to the fore as members of
the ministry, who witnessed the delivery of
the strange creature, gave details of who
the woman was and how she gave birth
inside the church’s auditorium on Tuesday.
An eyewitness, Mrs. Veronica Egiebor, a
nurse, disclosed that the woman was a
vegetable seller for more than 10 years,
adding that she sponsored her boyfriend
through his university education with the
profits she made from the business.
But when it was time for her and the
boyfriend to come together in marriage, the
boy’s mother allegedly turned the table
So, the relationship broke up.The man
reportedly got married to another person
and she also got married to another man
some years later.
Egiebor said the General Overseer of the
ministry, Evangelist Revd Silva Iyamu,
walked up to the woman during the prayer
session and asked if she was pregnant and
her answer was in the affirmative.
The woman said sometimes she would feel
that she was pregnant and at times, it
would seem as if she was not carrying any
“The evangelist told her she was not
carrying an ordinary baby. He said: ‘Do you
want to go to a doctor to flush out what
you are carrying because what you are
carrying is not a baby?’ The pastor paused
and asked her again: “Or do you want it to
happen here?’ Everybody shouted ‘yes.’”
Egiebor stated that Iyamu asked the woman
if she wanted to go to hospital for
evacuation and she said no. This, she said,
made the general overseer to begin the
She added: “Then, the evangelist asked four
women to donate their wrappers to form a
fence around her. He asked the men to
move to the back of the auditorium. He told
the congregation that the matter was a
Egiebor stated that Iyamu poured anointing
oil on the woman, sprinkled her with sachet
water and directed the congregation to
Before long, she said, the woman felt
uncomfortable and went into labour.Egiebor
said: “She held somebody’s leg with the
clothes as she pushed harder for the baby
to come out. Then, something dropped and
she fell. The thing fell, some people called it
a goat but it looked like a horse. It has a
long neck and the ears were long. It was
exactly like a horse, although it was in a
The turn of event, according to her, made
Iyamu to issue a strong warning to the
congregants to steer from the demonic
object.She maintained that many of the
congregants took to their heels as soon as
Iyamu gave the warning.
Personal Assistant to the General Overseer,
Prince John Ogbovoh, who said the branch
of the ministry where the incident occurred
was established about five months ago,
described the incident as spectacular.
He disclosed that the woman got married
about 11 years ago and has not had any
issue since then.He explained that the
woman had come to the ministry for prayer
of deliverance from her barrenness, adding
that his boss prayed with her and told her
that she carried a funny creature in her
Fielding question on why the woman was
at large, he responded: “I am sure the
woman is ashamed. God has done a good
job in her life and she is ashamed. But I am
sure she will come back. The dead creature
was left for a while for people to see.
“This morning (Wednesday), the people
ordered that they should throw the creature
away because it was becoming an
embarrassment. Evangelist Iyamu has
launched a manhunt for her.”A member of
the ministry, Ivie Imhanluobe, who said he
attended the prayer session, also recalled
that the woman sat on the front row.
According Imhanluobe: The pastor prayed
for her and she fell under the anointing. She
delivered a horse.
“We have seen ritual money turned to
tortoise in this church.”Another member of
the ministry, Maria Osawaye, said the
woman was covered in her own blood and
was weak after the delivery.
Evangelist Iyamu insisted that the woman
actually gave birth to the mysterious
creature in his church, saying whoever was
in doubt should verify the news.Iyamu
maintained: “This is not strange to us.
“We have been seeing miracles in this
ministry. When we were praying yesterday
(Tuesday), a word of knowledge came
about somebody who had an issue with
pregnancy. The vision was clear that
whenever she went for ultra-sound, the
doctors would confirm that she was
pregnant on some occasions and
sometimes said she was not pregnant.
“As the deliverance was going on, I noticed
that a woman was bleeding and I asked her
to come to the front. Some minutes later, we
heard people screaming.“I am not a medical
doctor and I may not know the appropriate
word to use.
“When she came out, everybody was
It was something we have not seen for a
long time. Later she collapsed. So, we had to
order everybody to go outside the
auditorium for ventilation before she was
revived. Some women who were around
cleaned her up.”
Answering question on the speculation that
the incident was not true and that it was a
ploy to increase members of his ministry,
Iyamu responded: “Every story has two
sides. To find out about any ministry, go to
that ministry. Signs and wonders are normal
things in this ministry.
“So, nobody can predict what God can do.
Whoever is in doubt should come with a
request.”Meanwhile, a Consultant
Gynaecologist, Dr. Jerry Uwaifo, has
described as a blatant lie the news of the
birth of the horse-like creature.
Uwaifo, who is the Medical Director of
Central Hospital, Benin City, maintained that
it was not medically possible for a woman
to be delivered of an animal.
He explained that there has always been a
genetic basis for giving birth.His words: “A
woman can give birth to a deformed child
but not animal.
“How come they didn’t bring her to a
reputable hospital so that it can be verified?
God does not perform a miracle in that way.
He will not allow a woman to deliver a
Uwaifo stated that the medical association
could not launch an independent
investigation into the bizarre incident
unless there was an invitation to do so,
adding that it must also be done with the
consent of the woman’s husband.
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Nigeria's law against gay practice
claimed its first victim in the federal
capital territory, Abuja on Monday,
According to reports, 28-year old actor,
Bestwood Chukwuemeka was on
Monday sentenced to prison by a
Magistrate Court in Abuja for having
sexual intercourse with another man
through the anus.
At first he pleaded not guilty before
accepting the crime. In his words; "I am
guilty of the charge against me. I was
under the influence of alcohol and I
want the court to temper justice with
mercy," he pleaded.
The police prosecutor, Mohammed Umar,
had told the court that the convict
committed the offence in August when
the complainant was sleeping in his bed.
Homosexual acts, the prosecutor said,
was contrary to Section 284 of the Penal
After listening to both parties, the Senior
Magistrate tempered justice with mercy
and sentenced the actor to three months
imprisonment, but without an option of
Posted by Welcome to Eddy Ogbunambala's blog at 6:25 PM
The Dean of Faculty of Arts at the University
of Ibadan, Professor Kolawole Olu-Owolabi
aged 51 yesterday slumped and died at Mokola
Roundabout Ibadan.His body has been
deposited in the mortuary.
The death of Professor Olu-Owolabi will be
the third in two years in the same Faculty.
In Nigeria’s premier university, founded in
According to some reliable sources at the
university, the dean, who came out of his
car at Mokola with the aim of buying
something suddenly collapsed.However, the
people around called the police who
responded immediately and took him to an
unknown hospital where he was confirmed
Professor Olu-Owolabi who became dean
last year August 1, 2011 was former Head of
Department of Philosophy between October
2002 and 2004.He bagged B.A. in
Philosophy in 1983 and a PhD in Philosophy
1989, both degrees from the University of
He then returned to the Obafemi Awolowo
University where he obtained LLB in 2006
and proceeded to the Law School Abuja
between September 2006 to June 2007.He
equally bagged LLM in 2010 from OAU.Born
in Ikene Remo in Ogun State on May 30,
1961, Professor Olu-Owolabi hailed from
Igbogila, Yewa-North Local Government.He
is survived by wife and two children.
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Before now, we've been hearing stories
of how women use "something" to
control their men in order to have such
men do whatever pleases them.... Could
this be one of such case or is it right for
a guy to wash his woman's under wear?
Posted by Welcome to Eddy Ogbunambala's blog at 1:16 AM
Young fast-rising musician, Davido is
not happy with his critics. He believes
there is some sort of conspiracy by
somebody or a group of persons to
bring him down at all cost, especially
with regards to the assault case against
Below is how he reacted to the
"I want to assure all my beloved
fans and friends that, I am not
wanted by the police and no officer
in the Nigerian police gave an order
for my arrest. I went to the police
some weeks ago to give a
statement and cleared my name.
I did not beat up any taxi driver and
the lady that hired the taxi driver
and all those that are involved in
this matter have made statements
to the police and none of them
mentioned my name except the taxi
driver who claims that a large sum
of money was missing in his taxi, in
fact the lady in question stated that
she was not beaten by anyone and
that nobody assaulted the taxi
This is a case of blackmail, and I
have resolved not to succumb to
any blackmail for money. And to all
those that are involved in this
conspiracy to bring me down, I
want to remind you that God
Almighty himself got me to where I
am today in my music career and
you will not succeed in your
devilish efforts to bring me down. "
Posted by Welcome to Eddy Ogbunambala's blog at 1:07 AM
People are indeed wicked! It is only a
stupid man that would kill a lady he
claimed to love all in a bid to cover his
Wunmi Adebayo is a Tai Solarin Student
who many reported was killed by armed
robbers some days back at her
boyfriend’s house in Ijebu Ode?
However, that is not the truth.
There is a new development in the
story; her boyfriend has confessed to
the Police that he actually murdered
Wunmi for some selfish reasons.
The guy didn’t just confess willingly.
According to a source, Wunmi’s parents
didn’t believe his story that she was
shot by armed robbers, so they had to
invoke her spirit.
This act is a common practice in some
parts of Nigeria, particularly where the
circumstances surrounding the death of
a person is suspicious. When this is
done, the killer is tormented by the spirit
of the deceased until he or she
Consequently, the guy confessed to the
police. According to him, he is an armed
robber unknown to his girlfriend,
Wunmi. She came to his house that day
and met him and his friends celebrating
with guns on the table.
She tried to run back, but they caught
her, beat her, and raped her before they
finally shot her. The boyfriend killed
Wunmi so she won’t tell anyone what
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Heavily armed gunmen numbering
about six invaded a wedding reception
in the Abule-Egba area of Lagos on
Saturday and shot one of the female
guest after dispossessing the other
guests present of their valuables.
We gathered that the armed
men, who stormed the venue with a
bus, also robbed the wedding rings of
the bride and groom.
The unfortunate incident occurred about
6:45pm when some of the invited
guests have started living the reception
venue. Men of the Nigeria Police didn't
arrive the event centre until the guys
finished their operation and drove off.
A source said the female guest was shot
because she tried to run away from the
scene when the armed robbers ordered
every body present to lay face down.
No arrest has been made as the Police
are claiming that the owners of the
event centre never reported to the
station that they have such business in
Posted by Welcome to Eddy Ogbunambala's blog at 12:40 AM
Since ending his four year marriage to
Stephanie Henshaw in June this year,
Pastor Chris Okotie has never really
opened up about what led to his
decision to end his marriage. There has
been a lot of speculations in the media
and he finally decided to react to some
of it. He gave an exclusive interview to
City People magazine through a minister
in his church, Rev Grace Funmi Paul, a
member of House Hold of God for the
past 25 years. It's a long interview but
I'm just going to pick some parts I think
might interest you all. See it below...
Rev Grace Paul: A blind person
knows that my pastor loved his
wife, Stephanie, passionately. This
year before the separation, he had
taken her out of the country at least
three times to different places like
Dubai, US and so on. He loved her,
so did the congregation but the
bible says that two cannot walk
together except they agree. In the
establishment of the kingdom of
God, the rules change because the
rules are made by God and not by
man. So, it didn't have to do with
what pastor wanted to do, because
left to him, his love will keep him
struggling and going at it but if God
gives him instruction he has to
follow it through.
City People: If I get you correctly, it was
Jesus instructions for Pastor Chris to
part ways with Stephanie?
Rev Grace: Let me give you a precedent.
In the bible, there's a queen called
Queen Vershti of Persia. The king invited
his wife and said - come woman, I want
to show you off to my people and the
woman had an attitude. She had pride
issues. It was at that point she said to
the king "Excuse me, I am making up,
how can you be humiliating me by
telling me to come and sit down so that
people can be looking at me." So she
refused and the people of the kingdom
rose up against her, and they said the
king must let her go, and that was how
Esther came in. That is the principle of
The Kingdom. In the two cases of my
pastor's former wives, it was an
abdication of roles. One was a physical
abdication, and the other was a spiritual
abdication. In the matters of the
Kingdom of God, when you abdicate
your position, your position will be
taken over, because the calling my
pastor has, he is not called to work
CP: In Stephanie's case, was it a case of
spiritual or physical abdication?
Rev Grace: Her case was spiritual
abdication, but either ways it amounts
to the same thing, because the scripture
states clearly that if unbelieving departs,
let him depart, you are not bound.
CP: Any efforts to patch things up?
Rev Grace: Spiritual things can not be
patched up. When there are two people
who are not the same kind, it is not a
matter of patching up.
CP: So is the congregation happy that
the pastor is single again and is there
any plans to replace Stephanie?
Rev Grace: The congregation is not in
the position to replace Stephanie. My
pastor is a full grown man, and he
knows what he's doing. In the case of
our pastor's first wife, she insisted that
where she wanted to do her church
work was in the US. As for Stephanie, I
cannot be intruding. As much as I am
authorised to do what I am doing, I
can't disrespect my pastor and
Stephanie. If I begin to give you some
details, they would amount to
disrespect. My pastor has insisted that
they want to keep it private.
CP: Pastor Chris once said that the
instruction to marry Stephanie was
Rev Grace: If you know my pastor, he is
a passionate person. They had a long
time relationship before they got
married. My pastor is particularly careful
about beautiful women because he
knows that the devil desires them. So
when a beautiful woman has issues in
church, he ministers to them, and
because he does that, people jump to
the conclusion that he sleeps with them,
which is not true. Just like Queen Ure,
pastor has never had an affair with her,
will never have an affair with her
because they are not of the same kind
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