Tuesday, 25 April 2017


Two Brazilians who attempted to smuggle ₦310 million canned cocaine into  Nigeria .have been arrested. The suspects; Dias Dos Santos Marcia Cristina, 36, was found with 9.400kg of cocaine in her bag, while Lima Pereira Erick Diego, 20, was found with 14.465kg of cocaine in his bag.

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested the two Brazilian drug suspects over unlawful importation of canned whitish substance that tested positive for cocaine.

The NDLEA spokesman, Mitchell Ofoyeju said: “The suspects, who claimed to be tourists were arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos with the canned cocaine amidst personal effects inside their luggage. The total weight of the cocaine seizure is 23.865kg with an estimated street value of about ₦310 million. Nigeria-Brazil cocaine trafficking route has gained notoriety over the years; but this is the first arrest of Brazilians with cocaine at the Lagos airport. The tins were factory-sealed such that officers had to cut it open to discover the concealed drugs. Several canned drugs had been uncovered at the Lagos airport in the past. This development has not come as a surprise to narcotic investigators because drug cartels are always adopting new strategies of smuggling drugs.”

The NDLEA Commander at the Lagos airport, Ahmadu Garba, said: “Two Brazilian drug suspects, a male and a female have been arrested with cocaine at the arrival hall of the airport. The arrest took place during the inward screening of passengers on an Emirates flight. The suspects travelled together from Sao Paulo, Brazil. During search operation, a total of 23.865kg of cocaine was found on them.”
The Agency has also concluded arrangement to arraign the suspects in court. Meanwhile, the suspects said that they are in Nigeria to visit several tourist attraction centres.

NDLEA Chairman Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (retd.) described narcotic interdiction at the Lagos airport as impressive and commendable.
He stressed that NDLEA Act prohibits  narcotic smuggling and called on nations to intensify the anti-narcotics campaign.
Abdallah said: "This arrest is impressive. It is a clarion call for nations to work harder and deepen collaboration in the fight against narcotics. Collective efforts are required towards making local and international borders impenetrable by drug traffickers and other criminals."

The NDLEA boss, while commending eagle eyed officers that caught the Brazilians, also assured members of the public of diligent prosecution of the suspects.


There was tension yesterday in Lagos State following bloody clashes in two different parts of the metropolis.
This occurred at the Idioro-Mushin and Ijegun areas of the state. The Mushin clash is between two cult groups, while the Ijegun crisis is between members of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) and Hausa scavengers.

The cultists in Mushin were said to have come from two streets. The mayhem, which grounded commercial activities in Mushin, witnessed residents locking themselves indoors.
Trouble started when youth numbering over 100 invaded Idi Oro market and reportedly demanded money. Youth in Alamutu Street resisted the move, this led to a fight

Dangerous weapons; machetes, axe, iron rods and bottles were freely used during the fight.
At least three shops and a building were burning when police arrived at the scene. Food items bags of beans, bags of garri, fufu and palm oil were destroyed.
While the fight raged, another set of hoodlums seized the opportunity to loot shops and also steal food items.

The Mushin mayhem was quelled by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS). The RRS men dispersed the hoodlums with canisters of tear gas before the arrival of more policemen.
A pharmacy store owner, who declined to mention his name, said that stated that his shop was burnt because he refused to give the cultists N600. He noted that this was the third time his shop would be burnt over one crisis or the other in Idi Oro.

About 30 youth have so far been arrested over the incident. Residents confirmed those arrested were leaders and gang members involved in the fracas.

More than three bags of Indian hemp, machetes, axes and rods were recovered by RRS and Taskforce officials.

A resident said: “There has been a week long clashes between Akala Street boys, railway junction boys and New Balogun Street. The clashes snowballed into Monday’s bloody fight. Last week, two people were killed.”
A witness, who simply identified himself as Mr. Oke, said Idioro has known no peace for over a week now.

Oke said: “I have not seen such a volatile area since I came to Lagos. There’re many hoodlums and street urchins, who specialise in drinking, womanizing , cyber fraud, Indian hemp smoking , cultism and violence. Police have not been able to identify these boys and deal decisively with them. We need the presence of a military barracks here to put an end to this crisis. We no longer sleep with our two eyes close.”

A commercial bus driver, Mr. Ajani Oshodi, said: “As early as 7am, the fight had already begun. I didn’t know. Nobody told me. I loaded passengers and ran onto them at Idioro. They turned on innocent passengers and started snatching their handbags and phone.”

At Ijegun, some Hausa scavengers yesterday embarked on a protest, claiming that two of their
brothers were killed by members of the OPC, guarding oil pipelines.

They also alleged that they live along the pipeline area, but are always being harassed and intimidated by the OPC members.

It was learnt an OPC member stormed the area and demanded money from the scavengers. The scavengers refused to give the money.
The OPC left and later returned with re-enforcement. The scavengers and also mobilized their men and increased in number. It was alleged that sporadic gunshots from the OPC members killed Gazali Rabiu and Gadaffi Barawu.
At least 10 others were said to have sustained various degree of injuries and were rushed to the hospital.

In a return attack, the Hausa scavengers called their people in other communities. They teamed up and destroyed OPC’s security posts along the pipeline region.
It took the intervention of the Area M Commander, Idimu, Mr. Austine Akika, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) and the Divisional Police Officer in-charge of Igando and Isheri to calm the angry scavengers.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Olarinde Famous Cole, who confirmed the Idiroko-Mushin incident, said that teams of policemen had been drafted to the scene. According to him there was no casualty.

He added: “We’re urging law abiding citizens to go about their normal businesses as police have subdued the erring hoodlums. Some arrests have been made and those arrested are helping us to get to others at large.”


 Tunji Adeleke, son to late first Osun State civilian Governor and also a serving Senator, Isiaka Adeleke, has taken to Snapchat to disclose that his father was killed because he wanted to be the Governor of Osun State for the second time.

This is coming after his late dad's autopsy revealed, that he died of an overdose of pain killers. He also stated categorically that some unknown persons, wanted his father's position and power by all means.  Here's what he wrote on Snapchat;


Recall that Dino Melaye , the senator representing Kogi West ,first released the video of that song ‘Aje kun iya ni’oje’. shortly after he appeared before the senate committee on ethics and privileges over his certificate scandal. The vice-chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof. Ibrahim Garba, had also appeared before the panel to confirm or deny the allegation that Melaye did not graduate from the university. Garba affirmed that the senator graduated from the university.

To celebrate this victory, Melaye uploaded the video in which he sang a Yoruba song, “Aje kun iya ni’oje, aje kun iya ni’oje, eni ti o t’eni no, t’on de na de ni,  aje kun iya ni’oje.” (“You will be beaten mercilessly if you fight someone who is stronger than you”.)

Now, Dino Melaye is performing the song live and this has stirred reactions from Nigerians.

Watch the clip: WATCH VIDEOF HERE


Apostle Ernest Agortey who is the founder of Alabaster House Assembly in Rumuomoi, Port Harcourt, has married a third wife.

The controversial man of God, revealed this in an interview with City People magazine.

“The flamboyant Apostle who loves to make a statement with his Lifestyle, especially his dressing and cars, revealed in that interview that his first wife, the woman who reportedly started the hustle with him, was caught sleeping with his mentor.”

After his first marriage failed, Apostle Agortey then married a second wife, who is of Igbo descent and they have a daughter together. The second wife carted away with all the Apostle’s valuables without his knowledge when she was leaving him”.


Sheriff Ilori,aka BIG SHEFF, Rapper Artist from Africa populous country,Nigeria,is the son of Nigerian music legends, Kollington Ayinla and  Queen Salawa Abeni.

The talented rapper who is currently signed to Candiva Signature is often referred to as "Nigeria Rick Ross" or "Young Ross" by many because of his striking resemblance to the American rapper.
 Big Sheff says......:
"I am not Rozay's brother. I am a fan and we look a like. Though, we make similar type of music, he has his style and I have mine"
"People have been calling me Nigerian Rick Ross ever since I started doing music professionally some years back and I am used to it by now. I am very comfortable in my skin and I often tell people that if you are a slim person, you should not expect to see someone with six packs when you look into the mirror. If you are a big person, don't go to the front of the mirror expecting to see a slim person.

If you see that I am a big person when I have my clothes on, then you should expect to see a big person when I take my clothes off. There is nothing to be shy and embarrassed about. If you are comfortable with your looks, then nobody can use it against you. But if you are not comfortable in your in skin; that is when there would be an issue" he said

Sheriff Ilori, who said he’s comfortable and confidence with his big stature; In a recent chat,in his words, “I am very comfortable in my skin and I often tell people that if you are a slim person, you should not expect to see someone with six packs when you look into the mirror.”

 ‘If you are a big person, don’t go to the front of the mirror expecting to see a slim person. If you see that I am a big person when I have my clothes on, then you should expect to see a big person when I take my clothes off. There is nothing to be shy and embarrassed about. If you are comfortable with your looks, then nobody can use it against you. But if you are not comfortable in your skin; that is when there would be an issue.’
About his parents in his words: "We’re talking here about adults, whatever happened then, I don’t know but they’re in constant communication. Is there love between them? Definitely you cannot hate the mother of your children or the father of your children. Am I going to say anything to him concerning this? No, I won’t because they’re grown and they had their case before me. If they want to make it work, that will be up to them because I wasn’t there when they fell in love in the first place." 


Ogun State Police Command has arrested a suspected internet fraudster, who impersonated the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Facebook and defrauded two Nigerian ladies based in the United States of America of various sums of money.

The suspect Abiodun Joseph, 26, was arrested last Wednesday, April 19, at Ilese in Ijebu North East Local Council of the state.
According to the police, the suspect had allegedly obtained the sum of N600,000 illegally through money transfer.

While parading the suspect along with three other suspected armed robbers and kidnappers at the state's command headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, said Joseph had been using his Facebook and Whatsapp accounts to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
“On interrogation, he owned up to the crime and confessed that he has duped some people to the tune of N600,000,” he said.
Joseph, who admitted to committing the crime, said he opened the Facebook account October last year, purposely to defraud people. He said he uploaded Ooni’s pictures from the Internet and used them on his Facebook account and in no time, people mostly ladies began to send him requests, thinking he is the monarch.

Joseph revealed that many ladies sent requests to him that they wanted to be his ‘Oloris’ (wives) thinking he was genuine and this was how he was able to defraud some of them.
 "In our chats, I told them that they had to pay some money if they were really interested in being my Olori. Two of them based in the United States of America sent N600,000 to me through money transfer. One sent N350,000 and the second one sent N250,000."
Joseph, however, said one of ladies among the numerous ladies who wanted to be ‘Olori’ had demanded that he buy her a house worth N45 million, but he told her that she had to pay N5 million out of the amount and he would make up the balance for her.

He was still waiting for that N5 million last Wednesday when the police swooped on his residence and arrested him. Joseph said he regretted his action and asked for forgiveness of Oba Ogunwusi.