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”My Kidnappers Have Links With Boko Haram”; Falae…IGP Says



Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Chief Olu Falae today revealed that his kidnappers have links with the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents even as he says he saw hell in captivity. Falae who was released today four days after his abduction by suspected Fulani herdsmen said he slept on bare floor while in the kidnappers den.In his discussion with the state Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, who paid him a visit at his Oba Ile residence today, Falae said the horrible experience gained during his period of captivity will remain fresh in his mind forever. He stated that his kidnappers were talking about giving part of the ransom demanded from his family to fund Boko Haram. He said this was why they rejected the N2million offered by his family.

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The Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase who led hundreds of police officers to rescue Falae however disclosed that no ransom was paid before the former Finance Minister was released, adding that the Afenifere leader was found by policemen along Akure/Owo road.Accompanied by the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of zone 11 comprising Ondo, Oyo and Osun states, Mrs Kalafithe Adeyemi and the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Mike Ogbodu, Arase said no arrest has been made in connection with the incident.

However, he said the Police would ensure that the abductors of Falae are brought to book in no distant time, stressing that “we shall not relent until those involved in his abduction are arrested.” Falae who is the National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) was on Monday abducted from his farm in Ilado, Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo state by hoodlums suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.

His release however came less than 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase to secure the release of Falae. His release has elicited wild jubilation in Akure, the Ondo state capital, his hometown. A large number of people besieged the residence of Falae located at Oba-Ile area of Akure, thanking God for the safe return of their kinsman. The IGP who handed over Falae to Governor Mimiko decried the high level of kidnapping and other criminal acts in the country, saying the Police would soon overcome the trend.

The IGP said “we are going to devise strategies to ensure that hoodlums do not overwhelm a state. It is not possible. Security challenges like this are not new. It is not only localized in Nigeria but it is a global thing. “We will continue to disgrace them, we will continue to catch them. Right from Monday when he was kidnapped, policemen had been working underground and thank God for the success recorded.”

According to him “no ransom was paid on him. The public will know as soon as we make any arrest in connection with the incident. I assure you we shall not rest until we overcome this challenge.” Speaking, Governor Mimiko who expressed gratitude to God for the safe return of Falae said the return of the abducted Politician was a proof that God answers prayers. “We are happy he is back. We thank God he is back both safe and sound.‎ We are just happy that he is back. I prayed he come back safely and he did,” he said.

He expressed worry on the high level of kidnapping in the country, saying the trend has taken alarming dimension. Also, a large number of people besieged the Government House as the Inspector General of Police led Falae to the Government House. Falae who refused to speak to the crowd of people, who besieged his residence, however waved his two hands to them as he entered into the house in the presence of fierce looking police officers.


Man ordered to sweep court for 3 weeks for stealing woman’s purse while buying bread




A Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Thursday ordered a 30-year-old man, Garba Aliyu, to sweep the court premises for three weeks for stealing women’s purse.

Aliyu was convicted and sentenced after he pleaded guilty to theft. The Magistrate, Ibrahim Emmanuel, said the convict’s plea had saved the court the pains of a prolonged prosecution, adding that the punishment would have been more severe if he had not pleaded guilty.

Emmanuel said that in arriving at the sentence, the court took into consideration the fact that the convict was a first time offender who was remorseful. He also advised him to be of good behavior, stressing that the court frowned at acts of violence.

“Desist from such acts in future and become a better citizen and human being,’’ he advised.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Chidi Leo, told the court that on May 7, the convict criminally trespassed into the shop of one Adanna Ebuka located at Kano Road along Ahmadu Bello Way Kaduna.

Leo said that the convict went into the shop and stole a purse belonging to the complainant while pretending to buy a loaf of bread. He added that during police investigation, the said purse was recovered from the convict.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened the Penal Code of Kaduna State, 2017.

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Mayorkun debunks knowing Nicki DaBarbie, announces intent to sue despite her arrest




Nigerian singer Mayorkun has publicly responded to the arrest of controversial influencer Nicki DaBarbie, strongly denying her allegations of misconduct.

In a recent tweet, the artist expressed his disbelief at the accusations and announced his intention to pursue legal action against DaBarbie, despite her current detention.

Mayorkun clarified that he has never encountered Nicki DaBarbie in person and was entirely unaware of her existence until the allegations surfaced.

Addressing the serious accusation that he and fellow artist Skiibii attempted to spike her drink for ritualistic purposes, Mayorkun emphasized his innocence and condemned the ease with which such claims spread online.

Reacting to the allegation, Mayorkun said; “You know, I was going to let this remain as a court case but when I checked the comments under some of the blogs where these ridiculous allegations were posted, I was quickly reminded of how gullible most people are on the internet and how they are ready to run along, spreading any negative news without any form of clarity.

“Just for the record, I never met that person on the said day, still never seen that person till this day, never knew about that person’s existence not until those allegations came up.. yet she claimed I put ‘something’ in her drink.
A lot of people believed that story and you think I’ll let this libellous claim fly? Hell fucking NO!

“I took this time off because I didn’t want to act out based off of emotions, because if I did; I’ll definitely act out of character and that is not who I am.

“For weeks; I’ve been getting calls from brands I work with, colleagues, friends & family about this rubbish and you know what makes it worse? You social media commentators, internet police, even people I used to think I’m cool with.. scrambling for the tiniest bit of clout and relevance, cluelessly jumping on anything not bothered if it’s someone’s life or career on the line; it might be yours tomorrow.

“I wanna re-instate, I have never seen this person before even as I am typing this! I still haven’t set my eyes on this person.. Like what else can I say? How else can I prove this?

“There’s no need for me to ask for an apology where I won’t get any. I just needed to say this publicly and get it off my chest.. cos if it was a case of ‘cancellation’ as many people are quick to do, I for don go back to dey find work for bank.

“But as they didn’t wait to hear my side of the story before they slandered my name, I would keep the same energy and not listen to anyone’s opinion while I press full charges.. even though I’m aware she’s remanded in prison at the moment but not on my own charge.. YET!”

See the screenshot of the post by Mayorkun below (swipe to view more);

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‘Superstar no get money for car’ – Speed Darlington mocks Portable following his arrest (Video)




Controversial Nigerian singer Speed Darlington has taken to social media to drag the living daylight out of his colleague Portable following his arrest.

Portable, the “Zazoo Zeh” hitmaker has been one of the trending conversations online as the Lagos State Police Command arrested him following his refusal to pay the debt he incurred when he purchased G-Wagon from a car dealer in the state.

It was reported that Portable, during the purchase of the vehicle worth N27 million, paid only N13 million and has since refused to pay the remaining N14 million balance.

However, Portable gets social media abuzz following the way he jumps the gate to escape after police come to arrest him over alleged unpaid debt for his G-Wagon.

The policemen further use their expertise to trail Portable, catch him, and bundle him inside the car when he was trying to show some aggressiveness. He further blast the singer for living a fake life.

As the video went viral online, singer Speed Darlington joined the league of Nigerians mocking Portable after being arrested over unpaid debt for his G-Wagon.

In the clip, Speed Darlington while mocking Portable shared a video of him slapping the backside of a lady stressing that he is not like Portable that jumped the fence over unpaid debt.

He added that what he does his cash and carry unlike Portable whom he described as a Yoruba superstar who doesn’t have money to complete his car payment.

Watch the video below;

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Bodex F. Hungbo, SPMIIM is a multiple award-winning Nigerian Digital Media Practitioner, Digital Strategist, PR consultant, Brand and Event Expert, Tv Presenter, Tier-A Blogger/Influencer, and a top cobbler in Nigeria.

She has widespread experiences across different professions and skills, which includes experiences in; Marketing, Media, Broadcasting, Brand and Event Management, Administration and Management with prior stints at MTN, NAPIMS-NNPC, GLOBAL FLEET OIL AND GAS, LTV, Silverbird and a host of others

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