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19 Mar 2018

Messi reveals what will happen if Argentina don’t win 2018 World Cup

Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has suggested he will quit international football if they fail to win the World Cup in Russia this year.
Messi lost in three straight finals – two Copa Americas and the 2014 World Cup – in a three-year span and has not won a trophy with the senior team.

The Barcelona superstar and his teammates have had a strained relationship with the Argentine media and he says if they fail again, it will be the end.

“It’s just the feeling that this group of players has. It seems that having reached three straight finals didn’t mean anything. Obviously, we depend on results and unfortunately, we reached three finals and we didn’t win them.

“A lot was said about us. The criticisms hurt back then. But the demand is going to be there for this group to get it done. We think that if we don’t do it, we are going to get a lot more [criticism] and we are not going to have another possibility,” Messi told La Cornisa TV.

Dogara backs restructuring of Nigeria’s federal system

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has expressed support for auditing and restructuring the existing federal system to give a sense of belonging to all Nigerians.
Speaker Yakubu Dogara
Mr. Dogara spoke on Monday in Abuja at the third annual Political Summit on, ‘Reforming the Nigerian Federation: Which Way Forward,’ organised by the Save Democracy Africa.

He said that for true federalism to be achieved in Nigeria, a unique system of federalism that best suited Nigerian people and the local circumstances in the country should be created.

He added that this would be, in addition to having leaders who were visionary, selfless, prudent, intelligent and indefatigable and having integrity and honour.

According to him, the talk of Nigeria’s success or genuine federalism can no longer hold waters, given the state of internal insurgencies, divisiveness, ethnic and religious schism witnessed in several parts of Nigeria.

“Efforts at wishing away the problem associated with the Nigerian federation have only resulted into several tribal, ethnic and religious movements that have even metamorphosed into terrorist syndicates.

“One can, therefore, no longer fold his arms but engage some of the issues that have confronted us as a nation and threatened the federation.

“This forum provides one of the opportunities for such interrogation. Accordingly, I commend the organisers for bringing this issue to the front burner once again.

“That Nigeria could survive despite predictions to the contrary by the world powers not only portrays a ray of hope, but also demonstrate that Nigerian federation has come to stay.

“It is therefore incumbent on us to fashion out our own type of federalism that is best suited to our people and to local circumstances. There should be genuine efforts to build the nation.

“Therefore ethnic, religious and sectional agenda should take back place. The essence of federalism is to foster unity and development. This has, however, not being achieved.

“Consequently, the recruitment processes of our elective office holders are being re-visited in the Electoral Amendment Bill to ensure that the system is able to recruit the best at all strata of leadership.

“We need leaders who are visionary, selfless, prudent, intelligent and indefatigable and having integrity and honour,” he said.

He added that the current National Assembly had shown enough determination, in its several initiatives, to ensure that the federation of Nigeria was managed effectively for the good of every citizen.

Mr. Dogara said to take Nigeria to its pride of place, a reorientation of Nigerians to confront the political and economic malaise they faced should be addressed.

This, he said, would be along with every other possible measures to take Nigeria to where it rightly belonged among the comity of nations given its population, huge and rich minerals and agricultural resources.

“There should be massive awareness to change the mindsets of the rulers and the ruled. This is where there is the need for proper education and awareness for both the rulers and the ruled.

“I challenge our tertiary institutions to break the disconnect between them and the political institutions and industries.

He said this would fashion out the appropriate curriculum to drive the new orientation to confront our political and economic malaise and lead cutting edge research in providing correct local solutions to our diverse problems.


NAFDAC: Man lands in trouble for possession of 16 cartons of fake food seasoning product

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Abia State Office, has arrested one Samuel Chukwu for allegedly faking a food seasoning product owned by another importer.
The Abia State Coordinator of NAFDAC, Olisa Okeke, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Aba.

Mr. Okeke said that Mr. Chukwu claimed in his preliminary statement that he was not the importer but only an agent to an importer in Onitsha, Anambra, who brought in the fake products.

He said that the original product was imported from South Africa by a Nigerian, who had been the sole distributor until the fakers went to China to produce the adulterated version.

He said that the importer of the spice registered it with NAFDAC and had been renewing the registration with a record of good business until the fakers went to reproduce it in China.

“After surveillance, we were able to isolate the warehouse and with the support of the Nigerian army, the warehouse was stormed and we arrested Samuel Akin Chukwu and confiscated about 16 cartoons of the product.

“We were also able to retrieve some cartons from two persons who had bought the fake products and were leaving the shop on our arrival,” he said.

According to the NAFDAC official, the agency confiscated a total of 26 cartons of the fake product from Chukwu and his customers.

Mr. Okeke descried the Eziukwu Market in Aba as the centre for high volume of trade in food items, adding that some dubious persons used the opportunity to manufacture fake food products.

“Eziukwu is a market that NAFDAC Abia office has its eyes on because of the activities of nefarious individuals in from time to time.”

He said that NAFDAC would continue to raid the market until producers of fake products were thrown out of business to eradicate the menace of poisoning of citizens for the sake of monetary gains.

Mr. Okeke thanked the residents who gave NAFDAC the tip-off and urged them to always inform the agency of suspicious activities around them.

NAN reports that the product is named “Benny Powdered Chicken Stock” with the image of the head of a cockerel in front of the pack.

The original product has a set of three sachets joined horizontally with the expiry date written on a black patch but the fake version has a set of five joined vertically and without a black patch. (NAN)

Nigerian Army inaugurates a 17-member committee to verify arms

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday set up a 17-man Committee to verify arms and ammunition in units and formations of the Nigerian Army nationwide.
Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai
Speaking at the inauguration of the committee, Mr. Buratai said that the army had an existing procedure for checks and balances in which formations and units rendered computerised arms returns for accounting process.

He, however, said that the laid down procedures had over the time been “jettisoned or compromised for various reasons.’’

“The Nigerian Army has procured different types of arms for training and operations.

“However, we have discovered that some of these weapons were delivered straight to various theatres of operation without following the proper process of documentation and accounting.

“This has sometimes resulted in double accounting by many formations, especially those involved in counter-insurgency and other military operations in aid of civil authority.

“The resultant effect of these improper arms handling has necessitated the need to reconcile and constantly update returns in line with data bases held at the Army Headquarters,’’ Mr. Buratai said.

Therefore, the army chief said, there was need to have accurate records of the holdings in various depots and arms store in the army.

He charged the committee to go round units and formations of the army to verify their arms holdings.

Mr. Buratai further charged the committee: “You are enjoined to visit all units and formations in your areas of assigned tasks and render a comprehensive report on completion of the verification.

“Let me hasten to add that arms and ammunition issues are secret matters, hence you are to treat this assignment with the seriousness and secrecy it deserves.’’

Responding, the head of the committee, Samuel Ayo, a retired brigadier-general, promised not to betray the confidence reposed in the members.

Mr. Ayo further promised that the committee would carry out its assignment to the best of its ability, praising the army for taking steps to verify its arms.


Saraki’s wife bags WHO appointment

Toyin, wife of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has been named as special adviser to the Independent Advisory Group (IAG) of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Regional Office for Africa (AFRO).
The Media Office of Toyin Ojora-Saraki, in a statement in Abuja on Monday, said the appointment was made earlier this month by WHO’s Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti.

“This move is intended to bring Mrs. Saraki’s considerable frontline experience to bear on WHO’s strategy and policy.”

Mrs. Ojora-Saraki has since accepted the appointment based on the Advisory Group’s focus on women and children’s health and in view of her role as a global champion for Universal Healthcare Coverage (UHC).

“I welcome the Advisory Group meeting’s focus on the health of women, children and adolescents as flagship indicators for Universal Healthcare Coverage (UHC) progress.

“As a global champion for UHC, I advocate for a fuller understanding of its benefits, which go beyond health outcomes and include improved gender equality, higher levels of preparedness for epidemic outbreaks and transformative economic effects.

“As Global Goodwill Ambassador for the International Confederation of Midwives, I particularly welcome the introduction of WHO AFRO’s focused curriculum for the professional qualification education of Midwives and Nurses in Africa,” she said.

“I am looking forward to hitting the ground running in my new role as special adviser at the Independent Advisory Group meeting this week in Johannesburg.

“The experience I have gained as Founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, working closely with our midwives on the frontline, as part of the global Every Woman, Every Child Strategy to end all preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths, including stillbirths, by 2030, will inform my advice to the WHO,” she added.


Islamic group rejects WAEC’s ‘adjusted’ timetable

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has rejected the amendment made to the timetable for the 2018 May/June Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE), saying it would only be satisfied if the Islamic Jumat prayer time is kept free throughout the examination.
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) had fixed the writing of Chemistry for between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20, which was later rescheduled for same time on Tuesday, April 10.

PREMIUM TIMES had reported how Islamic clerics criticised WAEC for scheduling some papers to coincide with the Friday Jumat prayer, a compulsory prayer for Muslims.

In a statement it issued on Monday, MURIC said through its President, Ishaq Akintola, that the ideal step remained for WAEC to avoid fixing exams for periods Muslims observe Jumat.

“We demand a WAEC timetable that leaves the 12–3 pm window which Muslims need for Jumat service untouched. An ideal examination timetable for Friday will therefore be 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and 3:30 – 6:00 pm. In fact, heaven will not fall if examinations are limited to morning period on Fridays,” the statement said.

The group described the amendment of the timetable as an act of ‘confusion’.

“WAEC appears confused because there are three other clashes on the ‘amended’ timetable which WAEC did not address at all,” the statement said. “Social Studies (Objective) is slated for 1:00 – 1:50 pm on Friday 4th May, 2018 while Electronics (Objective) is also billed to take place between 1:00 and 3:00 pm on Friday 11th May, 2018. Woodwork is equally scheduled for the same day from 12:00 – 3:00 pm. So how do we reconcile all these? WAEC is out to slay Muslim candidates.”

It said the council needs to ”withdraw its first timetable, issue a press statement and follow up with the publication of an amended timetable”.

“For instance, we need to know whether or not, some Muslim candidates take these two subjects (Ceramics and Forestry). Yet this may not be the end of our inquiry even if no Muslim candidate has registered for the subjects this year because some Muslim candidates are likely to show interest in them in the near future”, he said.

The statement said the amended timetable is an ”act of stereotyping the muslim students and the subjects they can offer in schools.”

It said the ministry of education owes it a duty to ensure that no educational exercise capable of stirring civil disturbance is allowed to take place under its watch.

“Once is happenstance, twice is a coincidence but the third time is enemy action. The 2015 incident was not the first time. Is WAEC targeting Muslim candidates for destabilisation? It appears the only language WAEC understands is force. Although Muslims will not resort to the use of force, we will resist WAEC’s illegal, unlawful, illegitimate and unconstitutional manipulation of its timetable to deprive Muslim candidates of their Allah-given fundamental right to worship,” he said

Mr. Akintola said fixing the courses during Jumat period is capable of causing disturbance of public peace.

“Nigeria has witnessed enough religious riots and the ministry must call WAEC to order. Muslim candidates and their parents will be left with no choice than to mobilise to WAEC examination centres in peaceful protest if this complaint is ignored,” the statement said.

When contacted, the Director of Public Affairs, WAEC Nigeria, Demianus Ojijeogu, told PREMIUM TIMES the council amended the time for the Chemistry paper, which it considered a major course. He said ”only few or none of the candidates offers these other courses in contention”.

“The candidature is very small, where you have two or three people writing these papers. Social studies is not meant for Nigerian candidates, as it is only done at the junior secondary school in Nigeria, it is meant for candidates in Ghana,” he said.

According to him, Nigerian candidates offer Basic Electronic and not Electronics.

”Basic Electronic is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and the candidates are very few, some schools do not have candidates for the course at all,” he added.

“Woodwork has two sets, the 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. is the first set. When you write the first set, you cannot write during the second set which is 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The muslim candidates can write during the first set. That is why there is an alternative.”

Benue killings: Why I no longer sleep at night - says Ortom

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has decried the condition and welfare of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state.
Governor Samuel Ortom
He said it has become his cause of worry as he could no longer sleep with his eyes closed over the IDPs losing their homes due to the attacks by suspected herdsmen.

Governor Ortom made this known during a tour of four IDPs camps at Abagana, R.C.M Daudu, Shelter Daudu and Gbajimba.

“We are here to show our solidarity to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and assure you that we cannot sleep with our eyes closed, even as we have continued to work in the manner that peace would be restored in attacked communities, so that you people can go back your ancestral homes.

“I cannot sleep in Government House because I think about how you people are faring. I think about how over 12,000 of you in just one camp are coping outside your homes.

“God should strengthen the President. We appreciate his efforts but we are appealing that exercise Ayem-A-Kpatuma should be upgraded to an operation that would ensure that those who have been sacked by Fulani herdsmen can go back to their ancestral homes,” he said.

Earlier during the tour, the Executive Secretary State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, Mr Emmanuel Shior gave statistics of the population of the four camps at 34,019, 12,262, 11,782 and 24,019 respectively, making the total number of IDPs 82,562 comprising of the elderly, physically challenged, nursing mothers, pregnant women and children.

Shior stated that the state government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Faith-based organizations (FBOs) and spirited individuals had been very supportive to the upkeep of IDPs and maintenance of camps, stating that more is needed as there were new entrants into some of the camps today.

“We sincerely and heartily appreciate his excellency, Gov Samuel Ortom, NGOs, FBOs and all spirited individuals who have been supportive in the upkeep of the IDPs and the running of the camps in the areas of health, emergency education,sanitation and security.

“Regardless of the various supports, going back home remains the ultimate for the IDPs.Whatever is done will not be enough because even today we had new arrivals. We appreciate the Federal Government for the support of the National Emergency and Management Agency (NEMA). NEMA was here once and we hope that more intervention from the Federal Government would be had,” Mr Shior said.

Rev. Tom Igya during an exhortation, encouraged the people (IDPs) not to give up on God, as no one can find help outside God, reading from the Bible in the book of Second Kings 6:27 – “And he said, If the LORD do not help thee, whence shall I help thee, out of the barnfloor, or out of the winepress?”

So Sad: Nigerian Student Drowns In Cyprus

A promising Nigerian student getting formal education abroad has passed away after his encounter with a water body.
Hassan Babatunde
A 24-year-old Nigerian student has died after drowning at a beach in Cyprus.

The student, identified as Hassan Babatunde, reportedly drowned at the Alagadi-2 region beach in Girne, on Wednesday afternoon.

According to a media platform - Olomoinfo, Hassan was a student at the Near East University and had just transferred to the Cyprus International University.

Investigate How Ekweremadu Acquired 32 Choice Properties - Ex Enugu Chief Judge Tells NSA

A former Chief Judge of Enugu State has reportedly asked the National Security Adviser to investigate how Ike Ekweremadu acquired 32 choice properties.
Ike Ekweremadu
A report by SaharaReporters has revealed that Professor I.A Umezulike, a former Chief Judge of Enugu State, has asked the National Security Adviser (NSA), Brigadier-General Babagana Monguno (retd), to order the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission  (EFCC) to probe how Mr. Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President, acquired 32 choice properties in Nigeria and abroad.

The demand for investigation was made in a 16 June 2017 letter addressed to NSA by the retired Chief Judge.

In the letter, exclusively obtained by SaharaReporters, Professor Umezulike said Mr. Ekweremadu's lifestyle and the  properties he has acquired are not justified by this source of income and should be probed under Section 7 (1) (b) of the EFCC Act.

According to the retired judge, the EFCC has the power to  "cause investigation to be conducted into the properties of any person if appears to the Commission that the person’s lifestyle and extent of the properties are not justified by his source of income”.

He noted that Mr. Ekweremadu is in his fourth term as senator representing Enugu West Senatorial District.

Before being elected as a senator, said Professor Umezulike, Mr. Ekweremadu spent four years as an aide to former Enugu State governor, Mr Chimaroke Nnamani, first as the   Chief of Staff and later, as  Secretary to the State Government.                       

"In sum, from 1999 till date, he has been in the realm of public office without any break to engage in any personal business. Thus, his emoluments in the past 18 years are easily ascertainable from Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission," asserted the retired judge.

He equally claimed that prior to his entry into public office in 1999, Mr. Ekweremadu was a struggling lawyer, who lived in a depressed suburb of Enugu at  No. 17. Mike Ejeagha Street, Abakpa-Nike, Enugu.

"He managed to eke out a living as a 'charge and bail' legal practitioner," said Professor Umezulike, who attached  photographs of buildings that housed the Deputy Senate President's law office.

Professor Umezulike noted that within a space of 18 years in public office, Mr. Ekweremadu has amassed billions of naira and used part of the money to buy high-end properties across four continents. He added that Mr. Ekweremadu has money in the vaults of Sterling Bank Plc and United Bank of Africa.

In Enugu alone, said the retired judge, the Deputy Senate President own No. 14, Iyienu Street, Independence Layout; 7 O'Connor Street, Asata;  14/16 Charles Street, G. R. A, Enugu; 9B Isuofia Street, Shagari Low Cost Housing in Trans-Ekulu;  28 Owerri Road in Asata, House 2, Local City Garden, G. R. A; an a plot at Republic Layout.  He also owns 69.4 hectares of land in Ogbeke-Nike, Enugu.                 

Mr. Ekweremadu's property portfolio in Abuja includes Plot 1518 Maitama, 11 Evan Enwerem Street, Apo Legislative Quarters, Plot 2633 Kyami, Housing Estate (Plot 1106 CRD, Cadastral Zone 07-07, Lugbe, 2, Jim Nwobodo Street, Apo Legislative Quarters and Plot 2782 Asokoro Extension.

He equally owns houses at Citi Park Estate, Gwagwalada; Plot 1474 Cadastral Zone BD6, Mabushi; Congress Court, Abuja; Flat 1, Block D25, Athletics Street, (24th Street) Games Village; and Plot 66, 64 Crescents, Gwarimpa Estate.     

In the British capital of London, Mr. Ekweremadu owns Flat 4 Varsity Court, Hormer Street, WIH 4NW, London; and 52 Ayleston Avenue, NW6 7AB, London. Both properties were subjects of a recent exclusive report by SaharaReporters.

In Dubai, as also previously reported by this website, Mr. Ekweremadu is the owner of Room 1903, The Address Hotel, Downtown Dubai; The Address Boulevard, 3901, Dubai; 2 Flats of Burij Side Boulevard (The Signature), Dubai; Emirate Gardens Apartment No. EGG1/1/114, Dubai; Emirate Gardens Apartment No. EGG1/115, Dubai; Apartment No. DFB/12/B 1204, Park Towers, Dubai; Flat 3604, MAG 214, Dubai; and Villa No 148, Maeen1, The Lakes Emirates Hills, Dubai. In Florida, United States of America, the Deputy Senate President owns 4507 Stella Street, Bellavida Estate; 2747 Club Cortile Circle and 2763  Club Cortile Circle, all in Kissime, Florida.

"Given the foregoing, we urge and beseech you to direct thorough investigation of these properties of Senator Ike Ekweremadu with a view of bringing him to book and edify the fight against economic and financial crimes in Nigeria," said Professor Umezulike.

News In Pictures: Notorious Criminals Allegedly Working For Senator Dino Melaye Paraded With Dangerous Weapons By Police

Senator Dino Melaye might be in serious trouble after some notorious criminals arrested with dangerous weapons confessed that they are working for him.
The suspects after they were arrested by the police
Two members of an armed gang terrorising Kogi State have been paraded by the Nigeria police on Monday in Lokoja. A statement by police spokesperson Jimoh Moshood said the suspects, identified as Kabiru Saidu and Nuru Salisu confessed to be working for Senator Dino Melaye.

The development could further complicate the ongoing political crisis that has seen Mr. Melaye and Governor Yahaya Bello enmeshed in bitter confrontations over the state’s political structure.

Read full statement below:

Date: 19th March, 2018




1. KABIRU SAIDU a.k.a OSAMA “31 YRS” From Dekina LGA but based in Anyagba (Leader of the gang)

2. NUHU SALISU a.k.a SMALL “25 YRS” (a member of the gang )


I. Two (2) AK47 Rifles

II. Five (5) Pump Action Guns

III. Two (2) Locally made Pistol with one using AK47 Ammunition

IV. hip of charms

The Crime prevention and control strategies adopted by the Nigeria police Force throughout the country in the recent time to reduce violent crimes and other criminality are yielding positive results

2. Working on actionable intelligence, the Kogi State Police Command personnel and Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad trailed and arrested the two suspects listed above after a gun battle with the Police team that lasted for some hours on the 19th January, 2018 atOgojueje in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State. During investigation, they confessed to the various criminal roles they played in the commission of several kidnappings and Armed Robbery in different towns across Kogi State and its environs for which they have been on the wanted list of the Police for more than two years now.

3. During interrogation, they further confessed they were Political Thugs recruited by some mischievous Politicians in Kogi State to cause mayhem, and disruption of peace, and destruction of lives and property in the State. They also confessed to belonged to the gang of a dreaded and vicious kidnap for ransom gang under a gang leader (name withheld) whose where about is being investigated by the Force. The two suspects were identified by some of their victims.

4. According to the gang leader KABIRU SAIDU a.k.a OSAMA “31 YRS” he has been working as a Political Thug for one Alh. Mohammed Audu a Politician in the State. They said Alh. Mohammed Audu invited him to Abuja and introduced him to Senator Dino Melaye and they met on Airport road, Abuja inside the Senator Dino Melaye’s Car in the month of December, 2017. The suspect further confessed that, Sen. Dino Melaye told him that they should start working for the Senator as his Political Thugs and they should recruit and train more other thugs to work for him in preparation toward 2019 General election to enable him ( Sen. Dino Melaye ) challenge his political opponents and disorganized Kogi State.

5. The gang leader KABIRU SAIDU a.k.a OSAMA “31 YRS” further confessed to the Police investigative team that Senator Dino Melaye handed over a bag containing the following firearms one (1) AK47 rifle, two (2) Pump Action guns and the sum of four hundred and thirty thousand naira N430,000.00 to share with his boys.

6. Consequent on the indictments and criminal confessions against Senator Dino Melaye by the principal suspect KABIRU SAIDU a.k.a OSAMA “31 YRS” Nigeria Police Force, wrote a letter dated 2nd of March, 2018 addressed to the Senate President, Federal Republic of Nigeria informing and requesting him to release Senator Dino Melaye to report to Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Command on the 7th March, 2018 to answer to criminal offences levelled against him, to enable the Police carry out a discreet investigation into the confessions of the principal suspect against Senator Dino Melaye. But Senator Dino Melaye have refused to honour the Police invitation till date.

7. A case of Criminal Conspiracy and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms have therefore been filed by the Nigeria Police Force at Federal High Court Lokoja on 16thMarch, 2018 against the two suspects mentioned above, Senator Dino Melaye and Alh. Mohammed Audu who is also a suspect in the matter and is now on the run.

8. The renewed commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to sustain the tempo of the fight against kidnapping and other violent crimes in the country and guarantee protection of Lives and Property remains unequivocal and unwavering.


Horror: See The Shocking Moment Police Officers Publicly Destroyed Man's N101million Ferrari (Photos)

A man's prized Ferrari has been publicly destroyed by police officers who deemed the vehicle "unroadworthy".

This is the moment a rogue landlord’s cherished £200,000 Ferrari is crushed by cops - who deemed it “unroadworthy”.

Zahid Khan famously once parked the 458 Spider on the pavement outside Birmingham Crown Court during a trial he was taking part in.

Weeks later it was seized by West Midlands police who suspected it was stolen.

They then revealed they destroyed it because it had no valid insurance and was judged to be a Category B vehicle - which means it suffered serious damage in the past - making it unroadworthy.

The 31-year-old insisted he was the rightful owner and sourced all the parts used in the car from official sources.
He says he is now planning on taking legal action after obtaining footage from the police.

He said: "I can’t believe they have destroyed my car. I love supercars and have owned a number of them and loved this car.

“I saved to buy this car, and it was sentimental to me and my family. The police had no right to do what they did, it’s very sad, this money could have gone to a good cause.

“Ferrari parts are worth more than the car itself. I had a quote to sell the Ferrari in parts for over 250k.

"I'm planning on taking the officer to court for breaching a court order and unlawfully destroying my car.”

In March last year Khan parked the vehicle on the pavement outside Birmingham Crown Court.

He was there to appeal his conviction for forcing tenants out of homes they had rented.

He succeeded in overt-turning three charges.

But a month later police seized the Ferrari after pulling him over.

When he later appeared in court with papers to prove his ownership of the vehicle he was told that it had already been destroyed.

In a statement West Midlands Police said the video is in relation to a trial which is due to start next month.

They said: “A group of men and a woman are accused of running a car registration scam in which the rights to high-value number plates were stolen and offered for sale - some for more than £100,000.

“Khan his brother Aamir Khan, 25, and 39-year-old Ayan Ahmed, plus associate Zubair Ahmad, 33, have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud

“They also face counts of perverting the course of justice after it’s claimed they tried diverting blame to a bogus car dealer.

“In addition, Zahid and Aamir Khan, face charges of concealing and converting criminal property relating to stolen cars running on false plates.

“And Zahid Khan also stands accused of four counts of fraud by false representation after it’s alleged he failed to declare details on car insurance documents.”

Source: The Sun UK

University Student Discovers Secret Door In His Basement... What He Finds Inside Is Incredible

A university student has stunned social media users after he found a secret door in his baseball and shared the finding online.
The bloke uncovered more than he expected
An astonishing revelation was made by a curious student roaming his university basement, Daily Star UK reports.

The anonymous explorer was said to be procrastinating before stumbling across a set of steel doors.

Then after making his way down a set of pitch-black stairs, the man eventually uncovered a light switch.

As he began taking pictures of what he saw, he noticed it was more than just a hidden area.

What he found was a large room with thick concrete walls and heavy-duty steel doors. This suggested that the area was in fact once an underground air raid shelter.

He later uncovered a bathroom with a sealed toilet and running water.

The shelter also consisted of air pressure gauges, a clean air generator and also an escape hatch.

Known by the username stats_quo, the German shared a series of snaps on Imgur of what he discovered.

The amazing sighting was found in 2014 at Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in Krefeld — near Dusseldorf in Germany, but has gained popularity after a video was put together and shared on YouTube channel Fact Box yesterday.

UBER Stop Use of Self-driving cars: Self-driving Uber kills woman in first fatal crash involving pedestrian

An autonomous Uber car killed a woman in the street in Arizona, police said, in what appears to be the first reported fatal crash involving a self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian in the US.

Tempe police said the self-driving car was in autonomous mode at the time of the crash and that the vehicle hit a woman, who was walking outside of the crosswalk and later died at a hospital. There was a vehicle operator inside the car at the time of the crash.

Uber said in a statement on Twitter: “Our hearts go out to the victim’s family. We are fully cooperating with local authorities in their investigation of this incident.” A spokesman declined to comment further on the crash.

The company said it was pausing its self-driving car operations in Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto. Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber’s CEO tweeted, “Some incredibly sad news out of Arizona. We’re thinking of the victim’s family as we work with local law enforcement to understand what happened.”

Uber has been testing its self-driving cars in numerous states and temporarily suspended its vehicles in Arizona last year after a crash involving one of its vehicles, a Volvo SUV. When the company first began testing its self-driving cars in California in 2016, the vehicles were caught running red lights, leading to a high-profile dispute between state regulators and the San Francisco-based corporation.

Police identified the victim as 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg and said she was not in a crosswalk during the crash, but did not provide further details. Uber is assisting in the “active investigation” the statement added. The self-driving technology is supposed to detect pedestrians, cyclists and others and prevent crashes.

John M Simpson, privacy and technology project director with Consumer Watchdog, said the collision highlighted the need for tighter regulations of the nascent technology.

“The robot cars cannot accurately predict human behavior, and the real problem comes in the interaction between humans and the robot vehicles,” said Simpson, who has opposed the pilot self-driving programs in California.

Simpson said he was unaware of any previous fatal crashes involving an autonomous vehicle and a pedestrian.

Tesla Motors was the first to disclose a death involving a self-driving car in 2016 when the sensors of a Model S driving in autopilot mode failed to detect a large white 18-wheel truck and trailer crossing the highway. The car drove full speed under the trailer, causing the collision that killed the 40-year-old behind the wheel in the Tesla.

Earlier this year, California regulators approved the testing of self-driving cars on public roads without human drivers monitoring inside.

“The technology is not ready for it yet, and this just sadly proves it,” said Simpson.

In one recent incident, California police officers found a Tesla that was stopped in the middle of a five-lane highway and found a driver asleep behind the wheel. The man said the vehicle was in “autopilot”, which is Tesla’s semi-autonomous driver assist system, and he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

In another recent case, a Tesla car rear-ended a fire truck on a freeway, with the driver again telling the authorities the car was in autopilot mode at the time of the collision.

Source: Yahoo! News

BREAKING NEWS: Police Arrest Criminal Suspects Allegedly Armed By Senator Dino Melaye

The senator representing Kogi West in the Senate, Dino Melaye has found himself in another mess after being charged with illegal possession of guns.
Senator Dino Melaye
Senator Dino Melaye who is challenging moves to recall him by his constituency is in fresh trouble: the Police said they have filed a case in court accusing him and three other persons of illegal possession of firearms.

Police spokesman Jimoh Moshood, announced the move today in a statement.

The police took the action, following the confession of two ‘dreaded’ thugs who claimed they were working for Melaye, who represents Kogi West in the Senate.

The men were arrested on 19 January at Ogojueje in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, after a shootout with the police and have confessed being hired by Melaye, to cause mayhem in the state, Moshood said.

One of the persons arrested was identified as 31 years-old Kabiru Saidu, a.k.a Osama. The other was Nuhu Salisu, who is 25 years-old. The third person charged to court was identified as Alhaji Muhammed Audu, a politician, who is now said to be at large.

The police said they seized from the thugs and their gang members , two AK47 rifles, five pump action guns, two locally made pistols and heaps of charms.

According to the police, the men not only confessed to have been involved in several kidnappings in the state and environs, they also claimed to be hired thugs for politicians.

“According to the gang leader, Osama, he has been working as a political thug for one Alhaji Mohammed Audu a Politician in the State.

”He said Alhaji Mohammed Audu invited him to Abuja and introduced him to Senator Dino Melaye and they met on Airport road, Abuja inside the Senator Dino Melaye’s Car in the month of December, 2017.

“The suspect further confessed that Sen. Dino Melaye told him that they should start working for the Senator as his political thugs and they should recruit and train more other(sic) thugs to work for him in preparation toward 2019 General election to enable him ( Sen. Dino Melaye ) challenge his political opponents and disorganised Kogi State.

The police said Osama further confessed that Melaye handed over a bag containing one AK47 rifle, two Pump Action guns and the N430,000.00 to share with his boys.

“Consequent on the indictments and criminal confessions against Senator Dino Melaye by the principal suspect KABIRU SAIDU a.k.a OSAMA “31 YRS”, Nigeria Police Force, wrote a letter dated 2nd of March, 2018 addressed to the Senate President, Federal Republic of Nigeria informing and requesting him to release Senator Dino Melaye to report to Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Command on the 7th March, 2018 to answer to criminal offences levelled against him, to enable the Police carry out a discreet investigation into the confessions of the principal suspect against Senator Dino Melaye. But Senator Dino Melaye have refused to honour the Police invitation till date.

“A case of Criminal Conspiracy and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms have therefore been filed by the Nigeria Police Force at Federal High Court Lokoja on 16th March, 2018 against the two suspects mentioned above, Senator Dino Melaye and Alh. Mohammed Audu who is also a suspect in the matter and is now on the run."

- (NAN)

How Jonathan Shared N150bn Two Weeks To 2015 Election - VP Osinbajo Reveals

The immediate past President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan reportedly shared a whopping N150b just two weeks before the 2015 general election, according to VP Yemi Osinbajo.
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo
While speaking during the 7th presidential quarterly business forum for private sector stakeholders which held at the old banquet hall of the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, alleged that ex-President Goodluck Jonathan's government “essentially shared” N150 billion two weeks to the 2015 polls.

According to TheCable, the VP said while the current administration with less revenue, has increased capital funding by 400% in power, works and housing, defence, transportation, agricultural sectors, the Jonathan administration with surplus funds, spent N14 billion on agriculture in 2014, N15billion on transportation, and a total of N153 billion on infrastructure in three years.

Osinbajo said while the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has not completely dealt with corruption, it has demonstrated enough political will to reverse the trend.

He said: “In one single transaction, a few weeks to the 2015 elections, sums of N100billion and $295million were just frittered away by a few.

“Nobody should talk about the economy when you have this kind of huge leakages and huge corruption. Corruption that completely makes nonsense of even what you are allocating to capital projects.

“We saw from the presentation of the minister of finance that N14 billion was spent on agriculture in 2014, transportation N15 billion, so the total spent on infrastructure in those three years were N153 billion and in two weeks before the elections, N150 billion was essentially shared.

“So, if your total infrastructure spending is N150 billion and you can share N153 billion, that is completely incredible. That sort of thing doesn’t happen anywhere else in the world. And when we are talking about the economy, we must simply understand that that is the problem.”

The forum provides a platform for private sector/business leaders and groups to engage with top government officials such as ministers, advisers and heads of agencies.

SLOT MD, Nnamdi Ezeigbo's Mother Kidnapped

Prominent Nigerian entrepreneur from the South-eastern part of Nigeria - Nnamdi Ezeigbo is presently distressed with the news of his mother's abduction.
Nnamdi Ezeigbo
 Managing Director of SLOT Phones, Nnamdi Ezeigbo’s mother has been kidnapped.

She was reportedly abducted by unknown gunmen on Sunday March 18th, 2018 at Ubakala, Umuahia South Local Government Area of Abia State.

According to an online news platform Society Reporters, family sources said that she was kidnapped on Sunday morning while on her way to church at Nsukwe Ubakala in Umuahia.

“The kidnappers were waiting patiently for her to come to Assemblies of God Church Nsukwe Ubakala where she worships. They took her away to an unknown place.”

It would be recalled that sometimes in 2016, it was rumoured that same woman was kidnapped until it was later proved to be a rumour but our source insisted that this time it is a known fact.

Report says the kidnappers are yet to reachout to the family or make any demands as at press time.

Maryam Sanda's Trial: Serious Drama As Witness Disappears In Court

A prosecution witness who was supposed to testify in the high profile murder case of Maryam Sanda, has disappeared in court.
File photo: Maryam Sanda in court
 A prosecution witness in the trial of Maryam Sanda for alleged killing of her husband, Bilyamin Bello, disappeared after arriving in court on Monday, Premium Times reports.

Mr. Bello was son of a former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Haliru Bello.

The witness, Alhassan Abdulmumin, had arrived the court premises with the prosecution team to testify in the two-count charge of culpable homicide brought against Mrs. Sanda and other defendants by the Police.

Others accused alongside Mrs. Sanda are her mother, Maimuna Aliyu, her brother Aliyu Sanda, and her house help, Sadiya Aminu.

The prosecution counsel, James Idachaba, while explaining the disappearance of the witness, said Mr. Abdulmumin left the court because he probably thought his testimony would not be heard based on the issues that arose during Monday’s court hearing.

Mrs. Sanda and the other accused are facing trial at a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory for the alleged offence committed in November 2017.

After several attempts to secure bail, the first defendant was allowed temporary freedom by the trial judge, Yusuf Halilu, with several conditions, including an undertaking from the defendant’s father to produce her in court till the end of the trial.

After granting the first defendant bail, the court adjourned the matter till Monday, for continuation of hearing.

When the hearing resumed on Monday, however, the defence counsel, Joseph Daudu, challenged the jurisdiction of the court to entertain the matter.

Mr. Daudu said the charge sheet did not comply with constitutional provisions and urged the court to dismiss the charge against his client.

Mr. Idachaba, however, objected to the motion filed by Mr. Daudu and prayed the court to continue with the matter, as planned during the last adjourned date.

Reacting to Mr. Daudu’s application, the judge said it should wait until the substantive matter is being entertained.

However, when the court asked the prosecution to produce its witness, the witness could not be found within the court premises.

“We arrived the court together, My Lord,” said Mr. Idachaba who further explained that he suspected that the witness erroneously believed the application challenging the court’s jurisdiction had rendered it impossible for the matter to proceed on Monday.

Subsequently, the case was adjourned till April 19 and 20.

News In Pictures: Adorable Six-Year-Old Boy Sheds Tears Of Joy At His Mother And Father's Wedding

A young boy has been spotted shedding tears of joy while watching his parents walk down the aisle.
A photographer captured the moment a six-year-old boy was overcome with emotion during his parent's wedding.
A photographer captured the moment a six-year-old boy was overcome with emotion during his parent's wedding as he shedded tears of joy.

According to Dailymail, Bryson Suber, from Columbus, Ohio, was dressed in a bright red suit as he stood at the top of the aisle in front of the groomsmen.

He was brought to tears when he saw his mother, Tearra, walk down the aisle toward her soon-to-be husband, his dad.

The adorable child is seen leaning forward as he tried to get the best look at his mother.

Photographer Paul Woo captured the heartwarming moment.

'As everyone stood up and waited for the bride to come down the aisle, he started expressing so much emotion,' Woo told

'I was solo shooting this wedding, and this moment was difficult because I was secretly bawling behind the camera and had to prioritize this moment over the bride coming down the aisle,' Woo added.
Woo said he was able to get photos of Bryson and the bride.

'I got both photos,' he said, 'but I knew this moment was THE moment.'

Sad! Beauty Queen In Tears After Fiance Died Shortly After She Missed His Call

A beauty queen has been left heartbroken after her fiance reportedly died while she was at the Thanksgiving service.
Queen Ndiana Inyang
It is a sad time for the Most Beautiful Girl in Akwa Ibom Ambassador 2017, MBGAK, Queen Ndiana Inyang following the sad loss of her fiance.

It was gathered that the beauty queen who is reported to have been in attendance at the Thanksgiving service in honour of the Akwa Ibom state speaker yesterday at Full life Uyo, revealed her fiance called her when he was probably about to pass away but she didn’t pick due to her busy schedule.

She wrote on Facebook: “Oh Dead!!! Why have thou deprived me of my joy & testimony. Sadly, I was the person He called and I was busy as usual. This is worse than a heartbreak”

It is not yet known what caused his unfortunate death.

Nigerian Fraudster Who Deceive Women With Romance And Fake Dollar Scam Caught In Philippines

Policemen in Philippines have arrested a Nigerian man accused of scamming women in the country.
Kelechi Christian Ukpabi
The Philippines Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) have arrested one Kelechi Christian Ukpabi over his involvement in romance and fake dollar scam in the country.

He was arrested following a petition from his last victim, Roger, a school principal whom he scammed of P500,000.

Ukpabi was posing as a female member of the United States Army who was assigned to Afghanistan and became Roger’s “online girlfriend”.

He had told Roger that he would send him a dollar equivalent of millions of pesos for the development of an asylum in the Philippines. But before getting the money, Roger must first fix the document and pay the clearance for the money.

Roger paid nearly P500,000 but he became cynical when Ukpabi introduced him to “black dollar” aka fake dollars.

Under “black dollar” or “black money,” the culprits convince their victims that a sealed paper is money that has been painted in order not to be found by the authorities. The victims are encouraged to pay and buy chemicals to remove the dye or colour.

This is not the first time a Nigeria will be arrested for a romance scam aboard, Some Nigerian men were arrested last month in Thailand for preying on gullible women to get their cash with the promise of engaging them in romance dating.

Speaking while briefing reporters at the Police station in the Khao San area of Bangkok in Thailand, deputy tourist police bureau commissioner, Surachet Hakpal also known Big Joke in the Thai media, said the Nigerian nationals, who are “Romance Scammers” plytheir trades on Facebook and other social media platforms and they have been arrested.

The Nigerian men are identified as Emeka Celestine Eze, 31, and 44-year-old Oliver Obiora, who pretended to be someone else and conned a Khamphaeng Phet woman out of a million baht.

He said that the suspects after gaining the confidence and love of a woman, would tell her they had sent some expensive gifts to her, but she would need to make some money transfer before she could receive the gifts from customs.

She would then be contacted by a fake customs officer, who happened to be an associate of the syndicate. The customs officer would make the woman understand that her goods have been seized by the customs service because they contain some contraband such as money and other items.

She would then be requested to send additional funds to clear the items and have them delivered to her. Before she would realise it was a scam.

News In Pictures: Electric Cable Vandals Arrested By Police In Abuja

Policemen in Abuja have completed a successful raid on the hideout of some vandals who have been tampering with power cables.
Some of the suspects being paraded
Anti-Vandalism team of the Nigeria Police Force working in concert with Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC raided the hideout of some persons who are adept in the stealing of cables in Abuja.

13 persons were arrested during the process. The suspects are presently helping the Police with investigations.

See more photos of the suspects below:

Billionaire Connect: DJ Cuppy Gushes About Nigeria's Richest Woman, Folorunsho Alakija

DJ Cuppy has said that she has been inspired by the richest woman in Nigeria after meeting the billionaire oil mogul at the Commonwealth Africa Summit.
Cuppy and Alakija
Celebrity Disc Jockey, and daughter of billionaire mogul, Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, popularly known as DJ Cuppy, has taken to her Instagram page and shared some photos where she posed alongside the richest woman in Nigeria, Folorunsho Alakija at the Commonwealth Africa Summit.

The two ladies met at the 5th edition of the Commonwealth Africa Summit which took place from Monday, March 12, to Thursday, March 15, and was attended by many influential Nigerian women such as Folorunsho Alakija, Toyin Saraki, DJ Cuppy and Nana Otedola.

DJ Cuppy took to social media after the event to express how much she was inspired by Folorunsho Alakija.

She said: “Mrs Alakija left me nothing short of inspired at the Commonwealth Africa Summit! #WomenInBusiness #AfricaToTheWorld.”

Shock As Man Being Chased By Police Officers Suddenly Blows Himself Up

A man who was reportedly on the run from the police has ended up blowing himself up, a report has shown.
Tunisian police officers
A man on the run from the police in Tunisia “blew himself up” on Monday, it has been reported.

The interior ministry said the man was reportedly being chased by police in the southern region of Ben Guerdane when the incident happened.

According to the Agence France Presse, AFP, the interior ministry spokesman Khalifa Chibani revealed that the National Guard had received information concerning “two male suspects” in the region bordering Libya.

They tracked them in the Magroun region near a nature reserve and tried to arrest them but “one of them blew himself up,” he said.

“The other suspect was armed with a Kalashnikov” assault rifle and opened fire on the police but there were no injuries," he said.

He said the chase was still underway, without giving further details.

Since its 2011 revolution, Tunisia has faced a jihadist insurgency responsible for the deaths of dozens of soldiers, police, civilians and foreign tourists.

Tunisia has been under a state of emergency since November 2015, when a suicide bombing in Tunis claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group killed 12 presidential guards.

The last major attacks were a series of deadly operations in 2015 and an IS offensive into the town of Ben Guerdane in March 2016.

Thousands of Tunisians have joined jihadist groups fighting in Iraq, Syria and neighbouring Libya.

#BBNaija: Miracle Wins Head Of House

Miracle beat out all the other 8 housemates to become the new #BBNaija Head of House as show enters the 8th week.
Miracle has emerged the new Head of House on Big Brother Naija for the second time.

The housemate  out all the other eight housemates to win the title. In addition to his win, Miracle was asked to choose a housemate to enjoy the luxury room with.

He chose his ex-strategic partner and lover, Nina. For the task, Biggie said that the first housemate to knock down all bottles using the tennis ball in the stockings will become the HOH.

There would be no eviction this week. Instead of an eviction show, viewers will be voting for two evicted housemates who they want back in the house.

There are currently 9 contestants battling for the 45 million naira grand prize. With 49 days gone, the housemates have 36 more days to spend in the Big Brother Naija house.

Shocking Moment A Female Parachutist Fell 50ft To Death After Mid-Air Collision

A female parachutist has reportedly fallen 50ft to her tragic death after colliding with another parachutist in the air.

 A female tourist died after her parachute crashed with another in a horrifying accident caught on camera in Mexico.

Beach-goers saw the woman plunge around 50ft to the sand after her canopy hit the other parachutist as they both tried to land.

Video shows the victim, named as Ursula Hernandez, 47, sailing across from the right before the crash causes her parachute to collapse.

The tourist from the capital Mexico City, was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The other parachutist, also on holiday, was also treated for her injuries but these are not described as serious.

Ursula's parachute hit the other woman's as they both attempted to land

Journalist Juan Perez was among those who witnessed Sunday's horror accident and he posted footage on social media.

He said: “Just before the Easter Holidays , one person has died and another has been injured in an accident in Puerto Escondido.

“I’m sure no one will be held to account. No one regulates these types of services.”

Local reports said the parachutists had hired their equipment from a company which made them sign a document absolving them of any blame in the event of an accident.

Puerto Escondido has become known as one of the world's best surf destinations.

The port town and resort on Mexico’s Pacific coast in the state of Oaxaca and is popular with Mexicans, expats and travellers from all the world.

Source: The Sun UK

#BBNaija: 'Nigerian youths are smart but not intelligent', Kemi Olunloyo Blasts Youths Who Pay To Vote For Contestant

Self acclaimed investigative journalist, Kemi Olunloyo has shaded millions of Nigerian youths who spend their resources in voting BBNaija housemates.
Kemi Olunloyo
Nigerian journalist and social media personality, Kemi Olunloyo, who is the controversial daughter of former governor of Oyo State, Victor Omololu Olunloyo, has taken to her Instagram page to fire shots at Nigerian youths who waste their time and money voting housemates at Big Brother Naija house.

Kemi said that Nigerian youths are smart but not intelligent, adding that she doesn't see the need of the same youths complaining of unemployment and poverty wasting their money on a reality TV show.

She narrated that the amount of money Big Broher makes from each contestant. According to her, the just evicted contestant Anto had about 11 million people who voted for her with N30 Naira which approximates N320million.

She said that youths were wasting away their lives voting for irrelevant things instead of concentrating on issues that are worth taking care of. She also questioned young people if they will pay to vote for politicians into office.

She wrote: "I've always said our #Nigerian youth are smart but NOT intelligent. Anto was voted off #BBNaija. N30/vote with 11million votes, they just paid the producers N330M and they are complaining of poverty, unemployment and hunger.

"Young ppl are throwing their lives away paying to vote on a reality show weekly. Will you pay to vote for a politician?"

News In Pictures: 18-Year-Old Girl Dies After Phone Exploded While She Was Making A Call

A young girl has reportedly died after her phone exploded while she was making a call with it.
Teenager Uma Oram, 18, is said to have been killed by her smartphone after it exploded while she was talking on it in India. She is pictured after the explosion lying next to the phone
An 18-year-old girl has been killed by her smartphone after it exploded while she was talking on it in India.

Uma Oram is said to have plugged the device in to charge and was speaking to a relative when the tragedy happened at her home in the village of Kheriakani in the eastern Indian state of Odisha.
The teenager received injuries to her hand, chest and leg and was knocked unconscious before being taken to hospital where she was declared dead.

Her brother said she had wanted to talk to an unnamed family member just after lunch but found that the phone, which had a Nokia logo, had run out of battery power.

Oram is understood to have plugged it in and was talking to the relative when the tragedy happened.

Her brother Durga Prasad Oram said: 'As the battery of the mobile phone was draining out, she plugged it for charging while talking over it simultaneously.
'The cell phone... was put on charging when she started talking to a relative.

'Before we could know what exactly happened, Uma fell unconscious. She was declared dead at the hospital.'

Pictures of the incident show a damaged phone that some media sources in India say appears to look like a Nokia 5233, released in 2010.

MailOnline has requested comment from Nokia. It is not yet clear what caused the explosion.

Police have reportedly visited the scene to gather statements and Uma's body has been sent for post-mortem.

- Dailymail

Graphic Photos Of Student And His Friends Killed By Fulani Herdsmen In Edo

Disturbing images of the young men gruesomely murdered by suspected Fulani herdsmen in the Southern part of Nigeria have surfaced amid an outrage.
The late Collins Ojieriakhi
Here are pictures of an undergraduate student identified as Collins Ojieriakhi who was among those allegedly killed by Fulani herdsmen on Friday at Ugboha in Esan South-East LGA, Edo State.

The first year undergraduate was a student of Ambrose Alli University AAU, Ekpoma, Edo State.

Five persons including the student were reportedly killed in two separate attacks by suspected herdsmen in Ugboha, Esan South East Local, and Odiguete Ovia North East Local Government Areas of Edo state.
The incident at Ugboha, occurred Friday night at about 7:30 pm when the deceased Collins and his friends were on their way back to the village from Uromi.

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