Thursday, September 3, 2015
A motorcycle rider also known as Okada and a student were crushed to death this morning by a trailer along University of Agriculture road, North Bank, Makurdi. According to eyewitnesses, as the motorcycle tried to overtake the trailer, the latter lost control and crushed the okada man and a female passenger, later found to be an accounting student of the College of Advance and Professional Studies (CAPS) Makurdi. Both died on the spot with their brains scattered on the roadside as people gathered.
The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), has arrested one Nwosu Angela Njide, an alleged fake female doctor with Rauz Hospital, Apo, Abuja. According to reports, Njide who is in her 30’s, had worked as a doctor for years, using forged documents. On interrogation, she had confessed to have worked in different places, including the British American Tobacco (BAT) clinic, Ibadan, the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) and eventually in Rauz Hospital, Apo, Abuja before she was apprehended. She claimed to have graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) Medical College in 2005, adding that she had her houseman-ship programme at the teaching hospital in Nsukka. The Head of Department of the Inspectorate Unit of the MDCN, Dr Henry Okwuokenye, who carried out the arrest, said the self-acclaimed doctor was asked series of questions but failed the very simple questions any medical student is expected to know. “The fake doctor’s ordeal began more than a year ago when she went to Oyo State to register for her license to practice at the Ministry of Health under the Oyo State Director, Medical Services. “Following the refusal of the Oyo State Ministry of Health to register her, she was said to have relocated to Abuja, and audaciously went on her own to the MDCN to register for her license,” Okwuokenye said. “She came to the council to apply for a new folio number, unique to every practicing doctor in Nigeria, in attempt to get full registration. “We checked and she was not on the list. She claimed to have graduated from UNN, but we went to verify and we discovered she lied. As at this time, she was on the run.” Okwuokenye further noted that the impostor had been dodging arrest for more than one year now and the council had been on her tail. Angela was reportedly arrested on the first day of her new job, which reports say was worth N280, 000 monthly, at a newly opened private hospital in Bwari Area Council in Abuja after her new employees demanded MDCN to verify its new staff doctors. The Ministry officials, however, became suspicious of her qualifications and undoubtedly verified the authenticity of her claims. Okwuokenye disclosed that the Council, until a few days before her arrest, didn’t have the faintest idea she was working with Rauz Hospital, adding that it was a phantom interview the Council used as a quest to decoy her. “She eventually fell victim to the bait at Dutse Alhaji in Bwari Municipal Council in FCT,” he added. “Njide’s arrest makes her the first female fake doctor on the record of the MDCN,” Okwuokeny quipped, adding that “after her arrest, she was reportedly handed over to the police.”
This is a true life experience that happened to a friend who recently secured a job in one of the reputable companies in Nigeria. He's a graduate of mechanical engineering; he studied at FUTO. I was with him last week and he told me how he got the job - it was like a miracle or should i say a blessing from God. I was happy for him and i decided to share the experience with my readers. It may be a lesson to us all. I'm going to narrate the whole experience in his own words Here it goes: It was a beautiful tuesday: the day of my interview. I woke up early around 5am to get prepared. The interview was scheduled to hold by 11am, so i had enough time to prepare myself physically, mentally and spiritually...lol. I brushed my teeth, took my bath and prepared my breakfast. After eating, i immediately dressed up in my finest suit. My intention was not only to look presentable to my interviewer but also to look attractive to the female folks around my area. You can call me 'woman wrapper' but one thing is: i don't care. By 7am, i was set to go. I initially wanted to board a taxi but checking the time, it would be a waste of money because i would still be on time even if i trek, besides the company is not too far from where i reside. Although my neighborhood is quite dangerous to be walking alone but that doesn't scare me. I've walked for like 20 minutes when i sighted from afar a lexus jeep parked alongside the road. As i drew closer, i noticed a man standing beside it looking confused and worried. The man was also soliloquizing angrily. My instinct told me that maybe the man's jeep has broken and i was right. Seeing how worried the man was, i felt pity for him and decided to see if i can help. I approached the and inquired what was wrong with the jeep and he told me the problem. The problem was not a difficult one to me maybe being a mechanical engineer. Fortunately, the man has some tools, so i went to work but doing so carefully to avoid stains on my dress. After like 30 minutes, the jeep was back to normal. The man gave a sigh of relief and was very happy. He gave me some money as an appreciation. Although i needed the money but i refused telling him i did it out of goodwill. He insisted but i still refused. He thanked me very much and zoomed off. At this time, it was already 8am. I just walked directly to the company for my interview. To cut long story short, i was called to the office for the interview. I was about to greet my interviewer but was shocked when i saw him. Guess who? The same man i earlier help to repair his jeep. The man was suprised to see me. He was happy and thanked me again. I ended up not being interviewed and was given the job. "just like that?" i thought to myself. I was suprised and happy. It's been two months now and i'm enjoying my work and the company. THE END. So my people that's it. Hope we learnt something from this experience. Drop your thoughts.
A few people died after a Benue state owned transport car, Benue Link, that was traveling from Benue state to Lagos collided with a black Toyota Camry Sedan along the Otukpa – Enugu road, around Obolo-afor this morning. See more photos after the cut...
*Godwin Nwaofor had a 'suckers list' of target victims to send bogus letters *The letters were sent by a ‘lottery agent’ targeting mainly American pensioners informing them they had won the Australian Lottery *He received around £1million from the scam and blew the money on luxury cars, gold jewellery and expensive champagne at top nightclubs in London *Nwaofor helped another Nigerian, Frank Onyechonam nicknamed nicknamed ‘Fizzy’ for his love of vintage champagne and jailed for eight years in 2014 *Judge Richard Hone QC had little sympathy for Nwaofor, who broke down in tears at Central Criminal Court as he was jailed for seven years A conman funded a playboy lifestyle by cheating pensioners out of their life savings. Godwin Nwaofor, 36, kept a 'suckers list' of potential victims to send bogus letters saying they had won the Australian Lottery. The Nigerian national received around £1million from the scam and blew the money on luxury cars, gold jewellery and expensive champagne at top nightclubs in London. Nwaofor was a ‘willing and enthusiastic lieutenant’ to the mastermind of the con, another Nigerian, Frank Onyechonam, who was nicknamed ‘Fizzy’ for his love of vintage champagne. Onyeachonam was jailed eight years last year, after he was exposed as the chief player in the scam. He drove a Maserati and fired bubbly corks across exclusive private members clubs as he lived a life of fantastic luxury on his victim’s life savings. The scam started with a bogus letter to a vulnerable pensioner telling them they had won the Australian Lottery. The letters were sent by a ‘lottery agent’ targeting mainly American pensioners informing them they had won a life-changing prize and requesting a modest sum to release the funds. Believing they had won, victims were hooked into paying fees to release their ‘winnings’ through an agent who would demand ‘activation fees’ to release their cash. In some cases, dupes set up businesses in an attempt to receive their winnings and became unwitting money mules laundering cash from other victims. Nwaofor, a father of two, regularly switched addresses to avoid being caught. One victim, a 76-year-old woman, who believed she had won $1.85m, tried to track down Nwaofor after the FBI told her she had fallen victim to a scam. She flew to the UK and went to the address she had for Nwaofor, but found that he had already moved on to another address. Judge Richard Hone QC said the evidence in the case, at Central Criminal Court, against Nwaofor was ‘overwhelming’ and showed him to be a proven liar. ‘You have a tendency to be dishonest in your dealings with landlords, agencies, the police, HMRC, and car hire firms’, he said. ‘You also moved addresses regularly to ensure your whereabouts remained a mystery.’ Police identified 406 victims from two notebooks found at Onyeachonam’s Canary Wharf penthouse when he was arrested. They seized Louis Vuitton shoes, Gucci handbags, a collection of expensive watches and dozens of designer shoes, as well as 5,000 pictures of Onyeachonam flaunting his wealth at exclusive upmarket venues including the Guvnor Bar in Docklands, east London. One picture shows him showering a friend with champagne, in others he poses with scantily clad blondes or waves wads of £50 notes. There was also evidence of extensive communication with Lagos resident Ese Orogun, nicknamed the ‘chairman’, who is thought to be the global mastermind of the fraud. He lives in a private gated community, is a ‘celebrity’ in the Nigerian capital and drives multiple supercars, including a Maserati and a Porsche. Detectives fear the scale of the fraud could even mushroom to £30million if all the details discovered in notebooks and emails can be traced to victims. Nwaofor moved to the UK in January 2006 from Nigeria and soon married a German citizen. He has two children with her, aged six and six-months-old. He broke down in tears as he was jailed for seven years this morning, but the judge said he did not believe the remorse was genuine. ‘Just as a crocodile sheds its tears while devouring its prey, so the copious weeping in court is not hypocritical remorse but tears of frustration that in spite of your careful concealment, you have been well and truly rumbled’, the judge told him. ‘This Australian lottery scam has brought penury and debt to your victims who were ruthlessly milked of their hard earned savings.’ The judge said although ten victims were traced by prosecutors as having fallen for Nwaofor’s scam, but that was probably the ‘tip of the iceberg’. ‘Vast sums of cash you used to fund a luxury lifestyle, with top of the range hire cars, large watches, gold jewellery, expensive nightclubs’, said the judge. ‘It shows you made the best part of £1m yourself.’ Nwaofor, of Camberell Green, south London, was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud, converting criminal property, and acquisition of criminal property. He will serve half his sentence in prison and the remaining part on licence and will also now face confiscation proceeds. Onyeachonam, of Canning Town, east London, was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud between January 2005 and December 2012. ....... Godwin Nwaofor, 36, kept a 'suckers list' of potential victims to send bogus letters suggesting they had won the Australian Lottery The scam started with a bogus letter to a vulnerable pensioner telling them they had won the Australian Lottery. Pictured is Nwaofor being fed Grey Goose vodka from the bottle The Nigerian national received around £1million from the scam and blew the money on luxury cars, gold jewellery and expensive champagne at top nightclubs in London. Pictured is Nwaofor in a Ferrari http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/09/03/15/2BEFA64800000578-3221046-image-a-55_1441290708664.jpg Nwaofor, of Camberell Green, south London, was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud, converting criminal property, and acquisition of criminal property Onyeachonam, nicknamed 'Fizzy' for his love of Champagne led the life of an international playboy Pictured is a property in Nigeria, owned by Frank Onyeachonam who was jailed for eight years in 2014 Onyeachonam, of Canning Town, east London, was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud between January 2005 and December 2012. Pictured is a Porsche car he owned Pictured is Frank Onyeachonam's nicknamed 'Fizzy' displayed in bank notes Onyeachonam was jailed eight years last year, after he was exposed as the chief player in the scam. Pictured is champagne found at his home They seized a collection of expensive watches, Rolex pictured, and dozens of designer shoes, as well as 5,000 pictures of Onyeachonam flaunting his wealth at exclusive upmarket venues including the Guvnor Bar in Docklands, east London
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Seems there is a sudden craze for hoverboards in Nigeria. Not long after Nigerian artiste, May D was critised for using an hoverboard at Ikeja Mall, a restaurant located inside Ventura Hall in Samonda area of Sango Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, has come up with a new way of making their customers feel special. According to the owner of Latitude Cafe, their waiters will start serving customers food using customized hover boards.