Thursday, January 31, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Gunmen Invade Birnin Gwari Township In Kaduna State, Bomb Police Station And Banks

SaharaReporters has just received information from students living in  Birnin Gwari town in Kaduna State to the effect that heavily armed bandits took over the  Police Station in the area and burnt it down after about two hours of gun battle with troops.
The police station is completely razed in an attack that started at midnight, according to the source.
Banks and other public buildings were reportedly  bombed along with the Police Station.
The source who claimed to have witnessed the attack said the  bandits also planted Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) that exploded  simultaneously in addition to  sporadic gun shots.
The source also said that the whole area was sealed by the unidentified gunmen whose number could not be ascertained because of they came in the dark.  Several police officers and  some of the  bandits are believed to have died in the attack  which  lasted about two hours.
“We are trapped, and under fear, we need  military support to, if not there is no certainty on our lives. As I speak, they are still firing”, he said.
In October, 2012, bandits invaded the town killing some 20 worshippers leaving a  Mosque in an early morning raid in the area.
 Calls made to spokespersons of the army and police were not returned as at the time of this report.

 Last year SaharaReporters Did a reasoned exposee on the problem of armed banditry in Birnin Gwari LGA: Seee report below:
 Dogon Dawa Killings: Terrorists Believed To Be Bunkering In Kaduna Forests; Military Considering Armed Response  
A SaharaReporters investigation in Dogon Dawa community, where over 20 people were killed in a mosque, and in other neighboring villages in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna State, indicates that the suspected terrorists may be camping out under the cover of dense forests in Kaduna State.
Senior State Security Service personnel who had previously studied the area and made several for immediate action, confirmed to our reporters SaharaReporters the suspects are taking advantage of the forest, which borders Plateau, Niger, Kano, Zamfara and Katsina States, to hide.
A senior police officer also told our reporter that the immediate solution is military action, in which helicopters would be used to support ground troops.  Barring this, he said "they will continue to carry out their attacks and what we witnessed last Sunday [may be] just a joke.”
A SaharaReporters team which drove through villages in Niger State to Birnin Gwari spoke with villagers before arriving at the national park in a serene area called Kamuku.
The suspected terrorists, according to the locals, are heavily armed and live mainly in the thick forest except when they are traveling outside of the terrain.
They added that the suspected terrorists have established tents and other mobile settlements inside the forest, pointing out that some of them are foreigners while others are simply mercenaries who specialize in carrying out killings and counter attacks in Kaduna State and other parts of the North.
The locals told our reporters that the criminal elements also double as armed robbers to obtain money for their running costs and upkeep.
One of the villagers, speaking through an interpreter, said, “There are strange men inside the forests, they are camping in there and at times you will see them carrying their luggage on motorbikes before melting into the forests.  There is nothing we can do, but they have never attacked us, but they have been targeting villages that formed vigilantes against their operations in the area. They do not talk with anyone.  And we heard that they usually block the road and rob motorists.”
A security official who spoke on condition of anonymity further explained, “The whole area is under threat, these people come here from hundreds of kilometres away, through the bush, from forests in Zamfara or Katsina. They get here well-armed and know the terrain. We need ground troops and air support to raid and survey the whole forests. It is an urgent exercise.”
There were differing views in Dogon Dawa community where over 20 people were butchered on Sunday. Muhammad, who is a relative of the late vigilante leader, Ahmadu Aliyu, said that the armed robbers came to kill their father because he was a thorn in their flesh.
"These people are organized terrorists or militia; we know armed robbers cannot carry out this act in this manner.  They came around 4:30 am and left around 6:30 am.”
Another young boy who spoke in tears said, “They are thieves tormenting us and all the travelers in the Birnin Gwari routes. But it is obvious they engaged services of experienced killers and they wrote us that they will come, but the authorities did not care until they struck.”
SaharaReporters saw armed soldiers and anti-riot policemen fully stationed around the area, but none of them agreed to talk to our reporter.

New Music | African China - RoboRobo

45 Entertainment presents new single from dancehall musician – African China, who has been silentfor a very very long time. This new one in an attempt to revamp his career is titled Roborobo.
Enjoy it. Listen & Download below.

Photo Of The Day | Justin Bieber Takes A Hold On Fan's Breast

Did he do it unconsciously or it was deliberate? Smh! sounds to me like BieberFever is getting his groove on..   More pics after the cut.

Music Video: Tonto Dikeh ft Snypa- Itz Ova (Official Music Video)

Alleged KIdnappers Of Nollywood Actress Nkiru Sylvanus Paraded By SSS/ NPF

Kidnappers of Nollywood actress, Nkiru Sylvanus, were yesterday paraded by the State Security Service, SSS, in Abuja.
The gang members, six in number, admitted carrying out several other kidnap operations getting ransom payments of N1.9 million, N3 million and N1.5 respectively.

The paraded men include Ndidi Cletus, 30, also known as Matthew Ofurum, the leader of the gang who was dismissed in 2007 from the Police force, Stanley Asouna; Aminu Musa; Muhammed Abubakar; Obinna Okolisa and Samson Onwuka. More pics after the cut.

Monday, January 28, 2013

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EFCC Arrests Two Over $240,000 Illegal Cash

                      Moghalu Maduakonam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC ), has separately arrested two men, Moghalu Maduakonam and Esho Femi David, for attempting to smuggle $240,000 out of the country.
The commission said in a statement that the arrests were made on January 23 at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.   Maduakonam was travelling to Dubai, United Arab Emirates with $200,000.00, which he failed to declare; while David, who was travelling to Istanbul, Turkey, declared only $5,000 out of $40,050 in his possession.
In a related issue, the EFCC said that a Federal High Court sitting Abuja, presided over by Justice Adamu Bello, on Wednesday convicted one Mallam Abulrasheed Ibrahim on charges of money laundering. 
According to the EFCC, Ibrahim was arrested on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by operatives of the commission as he prepared to board a Dubai, United Arab Emirates-bound Ethiopian airline, at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport.  He had declared the sum of $45,000, but a search revealed an additional $143,858.
Justice Adamu Bello ruled that 25% of the total sum, which is $188,858, be forfeited and paid into the Federal Government Treasury by the court accountant, and the remaining money returned to the convict through his counsel. 

Nigerian Man Sentenced To Life In Jail For 2010 Independence Day Bombing

A man described as an accomplice to MEND's leader, Henry Okah in the 2010 Independence Day Bombing in Abuja has been found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment by a Federal High Court in Abuja today.
Edmund Ebiware was arrested on October 2, 2010 at the Bolingo Hotel by the Nigerian secret police for failing to provide the government information about the planning and eventual execution of the bombing that killed 12 people on October 1st 2010 at the Federal capital city of Abuja.
Justice Gabriel Kolawole presiding at the trial gave a three hour ruling squarely blaming Ebiware for failure to disclose the planned acts of terrorism against the Nigerian state to the appropriate authorities.
The conviction and sentencing of Ebiware did not go down well with him as he became agitated and fought off security agents as they dragged him off to prison.
The accused leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, Henry Okah, was also last week convicted for the bombing by a South African high court in Gauteng. He will be sentenced in February 2013.

Ex - Presidential Aspirant Arrested By The EFCC For Operating Illegal Taskforce

A former presidential aspirant under the platform of the Nigeria Liberation Party, NPL, OsitaEmmanuel Okereke, has been arrested and interrogated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for operating an illegal task force, running a recruitment racket, extortion and  obtaining money by false pretense.
 Okereke is allegedly the brain behind a syndicate whose members masquerade as self- “National Task Force” set up to combat Importation and Smuggling of Small Arms, Ammunition and Light Weapons.

The EFCC said the syndicate, which maintains offices in different parts of the country defrauded unsuspecting members of the public by deceitfully selling recruitment forms to them at the cost ofN5,000 each under the pretext of offering them employment with the federal government.
The scam was uncovered through intelligence report, the commission said, and after weeks of painstaking surveillance, it stormed the office of the syndicate at the federal secretariat complex,Enugu, and arrested the zonal co-coordinator, Obinna C. Onyekwelu, along with nine others.
The other suspects are: Ajuani Uchenna, Emmanuel Ngwu, Kenneth Ambrose, Ogunjimi Charles,Uzoamaka Ikwunne, Chinwe Ogbu, Onyia Fidelia, Eze Amobi and Anioke Obinna.
The anti-corruption agency says several documents and cash were recovered after a search and the suspects have since been released on administrative bail after making useful statements.

Okereke claimed that his task force was duly recognized by the government but the commission’s investigation showed that there was no evidence of such registration.

Folorunsho Alakija Takes Oprah's Place As Richest Black Woman In The World

Oprah Winfrey has lost her long-held title as the richest black woman in the world to a Nigerian oil tycoon, according to a report by an African business magazine.

Edging out Oprah is Folorunsho Alakija, a 61-year-old woman from Nigeria who is reportedly worth at least $3.2 billion, or roughly $500 million more than Oprah's $2.7 billion net worth, Ventures Africa reported. Alakija is the founder and owner of Famfa Oil, which owns a 60 per cent interest in OML 127, an offshore oil field that produces roughly 200,000 barrels of oil per day and is worth an estimated $6.44 billion. Also a fashion designer and philanthropist, Alakija is married and has four grown sons, as well as one grandchild. She owns at least $100 million in real estate and $46 million private jet, Ventures Africa reported.Born into a wealthy Nigerian family, Alakija started out as a secretary in the mid 1970s at the now defunct International Merchant Bank of Nigeria.
Several years later, she quit her job and moved to London, where she studied fashion design. She later returned to Nigeria and launched her fashion line, Supreme Stitches, which caters to upscale, high-society women.

While she was building her name as a fashion designer, Alakija in 1993 applied for an Oil Prospecting License -- an expensive permit that allows for oil exploration in a specified area.

The Nigerian government granted her request and allocated a 617,000-acre block of land to Alakija for oil exploration -- but she knew nothing about finding and extracting oil. 

So in September of 1996, she appointed Star Deep Water Petroleum Limited -- a subsidiary of Texaco -- to act as a technical adviser for her business.

In 2000, Star Deep Petroleum determined that Alakija's land contained an excess of one billion barrels of oil. When this was discovered, the Nigerian government tried to re-acquire half of the oil-rich block it had sold to Alakija.

The Nigerian government was successful and Alakija lost control of all but 10 percent of her oil company until 2012, when Nigeria's highest court reversed the government's actions.

With Alakija now back in control of 60 percent of the oil company, her net worth has shot up to $3.2 billion, an estimate that Ventures Africa calls extremely conservative.

Alakija's sons now run Famfa Oil and her husband, Modupe Alakija, is the chairman of the company.

She recently purchased a $102 million property at One Hyde Park in London, as well as a Bombardier Global Express 6000 jet, which she bought earlier this year for $46 million.

Her charity, Rose of Sharon Foundation, gives out small grants to widows and orphans.


Flower Girl Hitting Cinemas On 14th February 2013

Flower Girl is a romantic comedy that involves the life of a shy florist (Kemi) who is desperate to tie the knot with her long-time boyfriend (Umar). In a desperate bid to make him jealous, she teams up with a most unlikely ally(Tunde), a famous Nollywood star. 

The romantic-comedy is set to premiere on 13th February with a red-carpet event at the Silverbird Cinemas on Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island. The movie is due for general release in the cinema screens on 14thFebruary, Valentine’s Day. 

Under the direction of Michelle Bello (Small Boy), Co-Producer Michelle Dede (Big Brother Nigeria),Art Director Bola Bello (AMAA award winner for Direction: Small Boy), award winning screenwriter Jigi Bello (Shooter, The Waiting Room) and Director of Photography James Costello (2011 African & Nigerian Critics Award winner for Cinematography: Inale, and DP of Last Flight to Abuja and Black November), this romantic comedy is a story on love, life, its travails and everything in between. 

Flower Girl has an amazing cast of the freshest faces in the movie industry. The cast includes; DamilolaAdegbite(Tinsel), Chris
 Attoh (Sinking Sands, Tinsel), EkuEdewor(Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll) Blossom Chukwujekwu(Tinsel) and many more.

Ex-Miss World, Agbani Darego Covers ThisDay Style | Set To Launch Denim Line in 2013

Ex miss world 2001 & our very own, Agbani Darego graces the cover of ThisDay Style, the beauty whoose sleek long legs and fearless physique matched with her eloquence is set to launch her own denim clothing line tagged "Ad by Agbani Darego", a rebirth of her image and an evolution of women in their 30s. It is though gathered that AD by Agbani Darego will be tremendously affordable with great quality and style.

Agbani describes the line as  ”a range of jeans, dresses and bags for the young modern woman who loves luxury, and loves to look good but want it all at an affordable price point”.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

SAHARATV INTERVIEW: An African Solution To An African Problem – Prof. Horace Campbell On The Crisis In Mali


Professor Horace Campbell is a noted peace and justice international scholar and also he is a professor of African-American Studies and political science at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY. He has a book coming out which is called ‘Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya’ - the book will be out in March. Professor Horace Campbell, welcome to Sahara TV.
Let’s go into this directly. What do you think is happening in Mali? Why is the world suddenly interested in Mali and how do you think we got here because apparently now France is bombing and there are troops over there and there have been a lot of responses all over the world. People need to understand this and that is why we have you on our show today.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


1. Goldvish “Le million”:

Goldvish Le million is the most expensive mobile phone in the world and is a masterpiece, basically in addition to the ILLUSION collection, according the Guiness Books of Records. Its cost is $1,000,000.
Geneva-based Goldvish phone is made out of 18-carat white gold and features 1,800 diamonds totaling 120 carats, according to designer Emmanuel Gueit.

There were only 100 of these phones made and is only available on special request. These Goldvish Le million handsets are of the highest levels of Swiss craftsmanship and precision.

If you want less costly mobile phone than Goldvish Le million, then Goldvish also offers several other diamond-encrusted 18k gold models in your choice of rose, yellow, or white, starting at a much more reasonable $25,600.

2. Vertu Signature Cobra:

This phone is so exclusive that only eight will ever be made. Its cost is $310,000.

Vertu is now taking orders for the Signature Cobra, designed by French jeweler Boucheron.

The Cobra will feature one pear-cut diamond, one round white diamond, two emerald eyes and 439 rubies.
For buyers who are only filthy rich, rather than obscenely rich, twenty-six of the less flashy Signature Python phones will be available for a mere $115,000.

3. Sony Ericsson Black Diamond:

Singapore-based industrial designer Jaren Goh has presented this rendering of an ultra stylish high-end Sony Ericsson, dubbed Black Diamond.

The designer has used some pretty impressive materials for the build, featuring titane with polycarbonate, mirror-finish cladding and diamonds.

The OLED technology underneath the polycarbonate skin that covers the phones entire face gives the 4 megapixel screen a borderless look. The mirror finish gives the phone a sleek, futuristic look.

Now for the scary part this will only be available in 5 Unique numbered pieces in Limited Edition for the astronomical sum of $300,000.

4. Vertu Diamond:

The Diamond is Vertu’s premium range of high-end mobile phones. As the name suggests the handsets in the Diamond range are diamond-encrusted handsets made from platinum.

This Vertu Diamond Cellphone comes in four 18-carat white or yellow gold models, and one made of platinum. They are embedded with Pave diamonds and are only made to order.

Only 200 of the handsets are being produced, the most expensive believed to be worth an estimated $88,000.

5. GResso luxury phone with Black Diamonds:

Luxury cellphone maker Gresso keeps churning out more and more expensive handsets. With their first models they were content with African Blackwood and some golden plating on the back. Then came Gresso Avantgarde Sol collection, with the keypad keys made from gold.

Now they planned to replace golden keys with diamonds. And no ordinary diamonds, but extremely rare and expensive black diamonds to boot.

For just a $12,663 you get your African Blackwood phone with golden keypad and four navigation keys replaced wit black diamonds.

But in addition if you want to be a real show-off, you should opt for Gresso Avantgarde Royal Black Diamonds edition.

In this phone all your keypad keys will be made from black diamonds of 2.53K. And, because these gems are rare enough, only 50 pieces of this Royal handset will be made ever. Its cost is around $42, 213.

6. Motorola V220 Special Edition:

This Motorola phone has been customized by Austrian designer Peter Aloisson, who took a standard phone, encrusted it with 1200 diamonds and gave it an 18k gold keyboard.

The Motorola V220 Special Edition costs around $51,800 which is basically for football stars and film stars.

7. Gold Edition Nokia 8800 Phone:

Nokia enjoy making over their N8800 cell phone.

The GOLD edition of Nokia 8800 comes with a $2,700 price tag. Its Gold Edition includes a special edition box and charging dock.

It includes a 0.5 Mega pixel SVGA camera and a 2, 62,000 colors, TFT (208 x 208) display.

Connectivity options include EDGE, Bluetooth, Infrared, Java, MMS, SMS, USB, WAP and it has 64 MB of internal memory.

Some other features found on the phone which now may now look standard include, 64 polyphonic, FM Radio, Mp3 Player, Video Recording and 180 mins talk time.

8. Mobiado Professional EM (wood):

Have you ever thought of wood to be the basic element to epitomize your affluence? Well, think now as the mobiado professional EM has been launched to redefine your classiness with the elegance and grace of wood.

Made from ebony wood, hard-anodized aluminum and titanium, Nokia driven Mobiado Professional EM handsets are individually unique due to the variations in wood patterning per instrument.

It features a 1.3 megapixel camera, music player, FM radio, Bluetooth, and according to Mobiado it’s the first production phone with Titanium buttons.

Only 200 are being made and each one has its limited number engraved on the back and it is available at $1,900.

9. Bang & Olufsen (Samsung) Serene:

A joint venture of Bang & Olufsen and Samsung has crafted this Samsung serene as one of the elegant choice of the era to show off the “affluence”.

The Bang and Olufsen Serene has several novel features. It has a built-in motor to assist you in opening and closing the phone.

A side camera and a circular keyboard make this phone quite a nice piece to just even look at. You can use the phone either way up as the handset can invert the screen display.

The B&O cleverly stops the screen from getting greasy when you talk on the phone.

There’s a toblerone-shaped docking station/charger, so that the Serene can be used on a desk.

The B&O Serene weighs 110 grams and measures 65x70x24mm when closed. Talktime is 3 hours with 10 days standby time.

The Serene is currently available for a cost of $1,275.

10. Lamborghini 8800 Sirocco from Nokia:

Nokia and Lamborghini have created a limited edition Nokia 8800 Sirocco phone.

The Lamborghini Nokia 8800 Sirocco is another special edition, like the previously launch Aston Martin branded Sirocco.

The phone features special Lamborghini themes and ring tones as well as a video documentary.

The legendary Lamborghini logo impressed at the front and at the back of the handset makes it an ideal logo of “highlife”.

It has a unique slider mechanism because of the Lamborghini manufactured ball bearings. It will also feature Lamborghini graphics as wallpapers, screensavers, ringtones, and even has a short documentary video about the Lamborghini.

Only 500 of the phones will be made and will only be available from Lamborghini dealerships but if you badly need a 8800 Sirocco limited edition phone, check out the Diamond Edition.

Kano State Government Bans Motorcycle Passengers

Last Saturday’s devastating attack on the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, which claimed the lives of six persons, has prompted the State government to ban motorcycle passenger transportation in Kano metropolis and the Local Government Areas.
 In a broadcast to the people yesterday by the Acting Governor, Engr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, announced the ban, which will affect both private and commercial on motorcyclists, and take effect on January 24.
According to Ganduje, who spoke in Hausa, “this action by the state government became necessary in order to secure the state from the unnecessary security challenges of recent times.
“We will also ensure that every motorcycle is duly registered so as to ensure the safety of the owner and the security of the state. And we are also calling on the motorcyclists—both private and commercial— to go their respective Local Government Areas and register.”
He said the new policy follows consultations over the security situation and the commercial viability of the state.
“The government now deems it right that as from Thursday, motorcyclists would be stopped from carrying passengers within the metropolis and the Local Government Areas.”
It would be recalled that beginning on January 20, 2011, when Islamic fundamentalists staged multiple attacks in Kano that left over 300 people dead and several others wounded, there has been a spate of terrorist attacks by gunmen using motorbikes.

Kano Police Bomb Squad Detonates Powerful Explosive Planted In Front Of A Bank


The Anti-bomb unit of the Nigerian police today successfully detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) buried across from the GTB bank on Murtala Mohammed Way in Kano.
Police spokesperson in Kano, ASP Musa  Majia told SaharaReporters by phone that the bomb disposal unit of the Nigerian Police in the state were mobilized to the area  after the police was  alerted to a suspicious package around 1:30 PM Nigerian time.
The bomb disposal unit successfully removed the bomb and detonated it a few minutes later. He said the controlled explosion did no damage to anyone or property and that life has since returned to normal in the area.

Top 8 Most Expensive Perfumes in the World 2013

 1. Clive Christian’s Imperial Majesty Perfume – $215,000

The most expensive perfume in the world costs “only” $215,000 for a bottle! Clive Christian’s Imperial Majesty Perfume has a unique scent which is a mixture of jasmine, cardamom, carnation, lemon, bergamot and benzoin but this incredibly high price comes from its diamond crusted bottle. The bottle comes with a dazzling white diamond embedded that could be worth alone about $215,000. Due to its impressive price, only 20 bottles of Clive Christian Imperial Majesty’s were made, 10 for men and 10 for women.


2. Hermes Perfume 24 Faubourg – $1,500 just one ounce

Hermes launched this perfume in 1995 and named it after the Parisian address of their flag store since this was also going to become one of the “flag” perfumes in the world. The perfume was designed by Maurice Roucel and Bernand Bourjois to resemble the images of luxury and feminine quality and to compliment the soft and aesthetic.  The 24 Faubourg is a combination of ylang ylang, orange blosson, jasmine, iris, vanilla and ambergris fragrances and it comes in little bottles of just once ounce priced at $1,500 each.

3. Annick Goutal Perfume EAU D’hadrien – $1,500 for a bottle

The famous perfume maker Annick Goutal designed this richly aromatic perfume made from citrus fruits like grapes and Sicilian lemons. The result was called Eau D’hadrien and it’s sweet smell will do the magic to keep all people around you under the fascination of this fragrance. The price is $1,500 for a 3,4 ounces bottle but it’s probably worth every single penny.

4. Henri Alméras’s Joy Perfume for Jean Patou – $800 per ounce

Henri Alméras designed Joy back in 1929 for the Parisian perfumer Jean Patou and since then it’s still considered one of the greatest fragrances ever created. The perfume was designed during the Wall Street Crash to bring joy in the lives of the clients and even though its price was really high it became an instant hit and remained popular since then. Joy is made from many flowers but it doesn’t smell like a specific flower.

5. Jar Perfumes The Bolt of Lightening – $765 per ounce

The renowned jewelry designer Joel A. Rosenthal created Jar Perfumes and The Bolt of Lightning, a strong and fresh perfume that has an apparently similar smell to the smell of the air just after a bolt of lighting strike. Since Joel is a popular jewelry designer, this perfume comes in a wonderful bottle which is hand cut from glass in a lovely manner. The unusual aroma of this perfume reflects the unconventional sense of style of its creator.

6. Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrées de Thebes – $ 6,800 per bottle

Baccarat are well known for designing some of the most amazing perfume bottles in the world with embedded crystals and beautiful designs but they also stepped in the field of perfume business with Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes, a perfume that comes with a wonderful pyramid shaped bottle and also a delightful and refined smell. The price? $6,800 for a bottle.

7. Ralph Lauren Perfume Notorious – $3,540 per bottle

Notorious is one of the most expensive perfumes ever launched and it can be only bought from Harrods in London. The perfume was designed by Ralph Lauren for a segment of ultra premium people and it’s apparently the best perfume to wear around Christmas. Notorious was advertised by Laetitia Casta and a bottle from this amazing perfume will cost you $3,540.

8. Caron’s Poivre – $2000 for a bottle

Caron’s Poivre is wonderful perfume but the spectacularly beautiful Baccarat bottle that comes with it is what really raises the price so much. The bottle of this perfume is encrusted with pristine crystals on the white gold collar and reflects sophistication just as this perfume should be like. The bottle has two ounces of Caron’s Poivre perfume and costs $2,000.

18 Killed In Borno Market Attack-AP

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — A deputy governor in Nigeria says 18 people were killed in an attack on a local market there.
Borno state deputy Gov. Zanna Mustapha said Tuesday he received the information from a local village chief in the village of Damboa. Mustapha said local chief Abba Ahmed said the attack happened late Monday.
Residents and the deputy governor said the violence started after the local market banned a group of hunters from selling "bush meat" from slaughtered monkeys and other creatures. Local Muslims decline to eat it because of their religious convictions.
Security officials on Monday had said no one was killed in the attack. Damboa, in a rural part of the state, is difficult to reach.
The region is under attack by a radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram.

Soldiers Storm Suspected Gun Runner’s Home In Kaduna, Three Months After Court Freed Him

Nuhu Mohammed Marafa and son paraded for gun-running last year 

About three months after he was set free by a Kaduna court following the discovery of weapons and military uniforms, and being linked by the Nigeria Army with terrorism activities, a combined team of security operatives in Kaduna today stormed the home of Comrade Nuhu Mohammed and over 100 houses in his neighborhood.
A senior official of the State Security Service, speaking on condition of anonymity, told SaharaReporters that the team stormed the Tirkania area following a tip-off, but that findings will not be revealed until consultations and further investigations in other Kaduna locations are completed.
The source said that while there were some facts in the tip received, the service will only shed more light at the end of its investigations.
The source further added that Comrade Mohammed, alias Babawo, who was once the leader of the Petrol Tankers union, is presently campaigning to be elected again and may be indulging in several security breaches in the area.
It would be recalled that Mohammed was first arrested along with his son last year in January 2012, after which Lieutenant Colonel Abubakar Edun, then assistant director of public relations of the First Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna, stated as follows:
“The activities for which Alhaji Nuhu Mohammed Marafa attracted the attention of the Nigerian Army bordered on issues of national security.
Specifically, the army claimed it has to do with gun-running and suspected connection with and support for a terrorist group. After extensive surveillance, troops of 1 Division of Nigerian Army during the night of 13/14 January 2011, conducted a cordon-and-search operation on the compound of Alhaji Nuhu Mohammed Marafa, located at Tirkania, opposite IBBL Kaduna. Before troops could gain entry into the compound, there was a gunshot fired at the soldiers from the compound. It was later revealed that the shot was fired allegedly by Yusuf Nuhu Mohammed, the son of Alhaji Nuhu Mohammed Marafa. Yusuf escaped with the weapon by scaling the perimeter wall of the compound.”
The Nigerian Army gave a list of the following weapons reportedly found in their search of Mr. Marafa’s home during his last arrest:
9 mm ammunition—quantity 9
6 mm ammunition—quantity 5
7.62 ammunition (special) ammunition—quantity 1
7.62 mm (NATO) ammunition—quantity 11
Barrel Gun Cartridges—quantity 17
Pump Action Gun—quantity 1
Double Edged Special Axes—quantity 2
Machetes—quantity 3
An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) bomb in a Mirinda bottle, which if ignited could cause extensive damage.
Bows (metal)—quantity 2
Long Clubs (wood)—quantity 3.
Black Army Belt—quantity 1
Camouflage Belt—quantity 1
Two dog tags belonging to Nigerian Army D2004/1/55/1899 S Adamu and US Army 84637857 Rambo RH.
Nigerian Army camouflage trousers.
Two GSM Phones
10 pairs of vehicle plate numbers and 3 single vehicle plate numbers.
One whistle
1 X passport each of Alhaji Nuhu Mohammed Marafa (aka Babawo) and his son Mohammed Yusuf Nuhu.
A novel titled The Last Duty by Isidore Okpewho.
1 driver’s license
1 group photograph
2 voters cards
7 GSM Sim Packs
1 Computer bag containing GSM phone accessories.

Late Actress Bisi Komolafe's Family Petition Police To Arrest Fiance

There are ongoing speculations that the family of late actress, Bisi Komolafe petitioned the Police to arrest Alhaji Tunde Ijaodola, fiancé to the deceased for alleged refusal to submit to the family the properties of the deceased.
It was ascertained that after Bisi Komolafe‘s burial, her family ordered her fiance to return all her properties in his custody which he adamantly refused to deliver except for her Honda Pilot carclaiming that every other property is owned by him. But according to the family of the deceased Alhaji Tunde Ijaodola is still holding on to her Ultima car and other multi-million naira property.
The controversial issue on the property debate loomed since his refusal on picking their calls and thus has left the family with no other option than resorting to petitioning the police to get him arrested for theft.
The talented actress passed away on January 1st, 2013 after a controversial abortion related issue that resulted in complication.

Battle Of The Sexes: Jim Iyke Goes In On Blogger Linda Ikeji…Calls Her A Hermaphroditic Witch & Anorexic Chimp!

You know them both well like you know your palm. Linda the controversial blogger, blogging her forte, gossip her power and Jim Iyke usually a sought after celebrity on the Nollywood scene. Oh! this is how it began, Linda Ikeji, Goddess of the blogosphere had a write up on Jim in which he Tweeted photos of his bare body (six packs) and had this in quote "Every time I write about this dude he comes after me on Twitter, but I must do my job Nice body" but Jim takes a turn calling Linda a Hermaphroditic witch and an anorexic she chimp. How crude!.........

You remember the popular believe of those days that if a girl and a boy are frequently fighting, they have feelings for each