Buhari’s Ministerial Nominees Revealed

Naijagist can authoritatively reveal the 21-member President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial nominees submitted to the National Assembly yesterday as follows:

Ministers nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari
1.Dr. Chris Ngige (Anambra)

2. Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti)

3. Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers)

4. Babatunde Fashola (Lagos)

5. Abdurrahman Dambazau (rtd) (Kano)

6. Aisha AlHassan (Taraba)

7. Ogbonaya Onu (Abia)

8. Kemi Adeosun (Ogun)

9. Abubakar Malami SAN (Kebbi)

10. Senator Sirika Hadi (Katsina)

11. Barrister Adebayo Shittu (Oyo)

12. Sulaiman Adamu (Jigawa)

13. Solomon Dalong (Plateau)

14.Ibe Kachikwu (Delta) GMD, NNPC

15. Osagie Ehanire (Edo

17. Udoma Udo-Udoma (Akwa Ibom)

18. Ahmed Isa Ibeto (Niger)

19. Ibrahim Jibril

20. Audu Ogbeh (Benue)

21. Amina Mohammed (Kaduna)

Nasarawa Pilgrim Returns N.5m To Afghan Mate

A pilgrim from Nasarawa State Mallam Suleiman Bello has been rewarded with a free seat for 2016 hajj after he returned about half a million naira he found in Ka’aba, Makkah to the owner, an Afghanistani pilgrim.

The money in various denominations are $2,345 (N466, 655), SR303 Saudi Riyal (N16, 076.84) and 3,020 Afghanistan currency (N9, 370.64) totaling N492, 102.44.

Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) Abdullahi Mukhtar Mohammed handed over the money to the owner in the presence of other Afghan officials in Nigeria’s Makkah office.
The NAHCON boss announced a free seat for the pilgrim for next year’s hajj.
“He (Bello) chose to fear Allah knowing he would account to Allah on the Day of Judgement. He chose to be a good ambassador of Nigeria. He took the property to his state pilgrim officials and they brought it to us so that we can return it to the owner. This shows that Nigerians are honest and God-fearing,” Mohammed said.
The owner of the money Haji Mosa Gousdin expressed gratitude to Mallam Bello for his honesty.
Also speaking on behalf of the Afghan delegation, an official of the International Ministry of Hajj, Kabul Afghanistan, Sayed Tahir Hashimi said there were no words enough to expressed their appreciation.
“$2,300 is a lot of money and we really appreciate this gesture,” he said.
Speaking when he arrived NAHCON office later in the night, Bello said he found the waist bag while doing Tawaf (circumambulation) in Ka’aba.
He said he was contented and never tempted to go away with the money.
He said he took the money to his coordinator Mallam Hamza Ibrahim Naibi who said that since the identity card of the owner was in the bag it would be easy to trace the owner.
He also expressed joy and appreciation for the free hajj seat reward.


Mallam Suleiman Bello


I Murdered My Father For Scolding Me

Thirty-five-year-old Nelson, who stabbed his father, Sunday Oamen, to death, in Abesan Estate, in the Ipaja area of Lagos State, has said he did it because his father always scolded him.

Oamen, who is currently being detained at the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba, told PUNCH Metro on Wednesday that he had smoked four wraps of Indian hemp before committing the crime.

He faulted his parents for not giving him enough training, adding that he hated them for always talking down on him.

Our correspondent had reported last week Monday that Nelson, a suspected drug addict, stabbed his 75-year-old father to death on Friday, September 23.

It was reported that the deceased, a retired worker in a company in the Apapa area of the state, was battling with stroke and always stayed indoors at the time of the incident.

Nelson was reported to have sneaked into the house and stabbed his father to death with a broken bottle.

He was said to have covered his corpse with a blanket and fled the house.

Residents told our correspondent that the suspect, who always fomented trouble in the community, escaped with the heart of his father.

On Wednesday, our correspondent reported that the suspect voluntarily turned himself in to the police.

During a chat with PUNCH Metro, Nelson said he surrendered himself to the police because he lost his peace after killing his father.

The Edo State indigene said he had always fought with his father before things went awry on the fateful day.

He said, “I am the fourth child in a family of eight children. I have had several fights with my dad in the past. There was a time I confronted him that I had been going through a lot of challenges in life and I needed help, but he said I should sit at home and he would be feeding me. I was angry because he wanted me to be dependent on him and I needed to fend for myself.

“My parents knew that I smoke hemp and it sometimes affected my behaviour. They asked me to quit it, and I did for some time. People advised them to take me for medical care, but they said they did not have the money.

“I became addicted to hemp about six months ago. On Thursday night, a day preceding the incident, I had gone to a joint where I smoked four wraps of hemp. I bought each for N50.

“On Friday, around 11am, I was sitting outside the house when I started feeling restless and a spirit told me to go inside and kill my father. I went in through the window and when I got to where he was lying, I stabbed him in the neck and chest.”

He said after committing the act, he ran away because he was overcome with guilt.

Nelson, who dropped out of primary school, denied removing his father’s heart, adding that after killing his father, his eyes became opened.

“The spirit that pushed me to kill my father began to tell me that I will not have rest until I report myself to the police. When I could no longer bear it, I decided to report to the police.

“It is not my fault. Whenever I talk to my parents, they always scolded me. And sometimes, I felt they were not my parents. I killed my father because he always chastised me and because I lost control of my senses.

“If I get out of this mess, I will surrender my life to Jesus. But if not, I resign myself to fate,” he added.

Our correspondent learnt that the police would soon charge the suspect to court for the offence.

But a police source said the suspect’s family was becoming hesitant in giving their full support to the prosecution.

He said, “Some members of the family want him to face the consequence of his action, but they are also considering the implication on their mother who had become old and might not want to suffer double tragedies.

“However, the police will prosecute him. It is a straightforward murder case.”

MC Oluomo’s Aide, Mamok Murdered In Oshodi (Graphic Photo)

The rivalry within the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Oshodi, Lagos chapter on Wednesday reared its ugly head with the murder of Olayinka Mamowora (a.k.a Mamok),
Before his death, Mamok was a very close ally to the union’s State Treasurer and Oshodi chapter chairman, Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya, otherwise known as MC Oluomo.

The assailants, 10 in number rode on motorcycles to Mosaku Street in Oshodi and shot Mamowora in the head several times.

The deceased was killed inside a barbing saloon while cutting his hair.

The saloon is a stone’s throw away from the deceased No 46 Mosaku street residence..

The incident caused pandemonium around the area as the assailants shot sporadically in the air to scare away residents .

Before his death, Mamok was MC Oluomo’s point-man.

He was the one that led the gang that killed Baba Esi, a popular area boy in Oshodi

Mamok was the one that fired the shot that hit Baba Esi on the head, which resulted in his death on April 9, 2015

Before pitching his tent with Oluomo, Mamok was one of the private bodyguards of former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole.

He attended the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta.

The late Mamok, 46, a relative of Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, was survived by aged mother, wife and a child.


MFM Pastor Batters Wife Of 17 Years For Opting Out Of Marriage

This MFM Pastor Tunde Tolulope Ajayi and his embattled wife Yemisi Abiose Ajayi have been locked in a battle of wits and punches and she says he beat her to a pulp today at Casso area of Alagbado.

Photos of the battered lady and husband was shared on Facebook by Violence against Women activist Ify Onyegbule, adding that she just got off the phone with Yemisi who said to me that she had taken in all the maltreatment for 17 years they had been married but couldn’t take it anymore when one of her 3 children died and the man won’t give her peace.

What will drive a man to this extent? As we speak, Yemisi has moved out of her matrimonial home…and is at a loss of what her next line of action should be because according to her “he won’t rest but will continue to make trouble with me”.

Boko Haram Fuel Dump Discovered In Maiduguri (Photos)

Press statement from the Nigerian Army

Troops yesterday afternoon following a tip off by well meaning citizens, discovered and raided yet another Boko Haram fuel dump at Abbaganaram in Maiduguri city, Borno State. During the operation, one person, Musa Abba, was arrested and the following items were discovered and confiscated; 11 drums of AGO, 1 empty drum, 192 of 25 litres jerrycans, (out of which 70 were loaded with AGO, PMS and DPK), a Toyota bus and 1 Peugeot car. Others include a motorcycle and an air conditioner.

The fuel depot was used to stockpile Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants by Boko Haram terrorists and their equally heartless collaborators for onward movement to the terrorists camps in Sambisa forest. Over time we have been exhorting the public especially the residence of the north eastern part of the country which has been mostly affected by the acts of the Boko Haram terrorists to cooperate fully with the military and the security agencies.

It is gratifying to note that such call is being heeded to by overwhelming majority of people as exemplified by the courageous and patriotic efforts of the good citizens that exposed this fuel dump in their midst. It is important that people should see the fight against the security menace of Boko Haram terrorism as collective responsibility.

Therefore the public are kindly requested to be more vigilant and assist with useful information that would assist in preventing Boko Haram terrorists from carrying out their nefarious acts against the society. Thank you for your kind cooperation.

Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman Acting Director Army Public Relations


DJ Xclusive & His Bride On Their Traditional Wedding Day

DJ Xclusive and his bride, Tinuke Ogundero at their traditional wedding holding in Lagos today. Pics of some wedding guests after the cut…


those Who Invited Wanted ISIS Chief To Nigeria Arrested In Kano

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), yesterday, denied playing any part in the process that led to the issuance of Nigerian Visa to the wanted ISIS chief, Ahmed Al Assir in Lebanon, even as it said two men connected to Al Assir, who he was coming to visit in Nigeria, had been arrested in Kano and immediately handed over to the National Security Adviser, General Babagana Monguno (rtd).

Wanted ISIS chief, Ahmed Al Assir

The Comptroller-General of the NIS, Martin Abeshi, who debunked any complicity of the Service, while speaking at a news conference in Abuja, said “From the record available, the Immigration Service did not issue that visa. It might be the officials of the foreign affairs ministry because they also issue visa on our behalf.”

Abeshi however, said the NIS went into action to arrest those connected to Al Assir immediately it gathered an intelligence that he was coming to Nigeria.

Said the NIS boss: “When we were told that the person [Al Assir] was heading to Nigeria, the people the man was coming to visit were identified by our men. Our officers in Kano went into action and arrested the two of them immediately and handed them over to the National Security Adviser.”

Brazilian Referee Pulls Gun On Players During a match

A Brazilian referee is facing disciplinary action after he reacted to a dispute with players by pulling a GUN.
Gabriel Murta was kicked and slapped by players from lower-league Amantes de Bola, while the manager invaded the pitch demanding a red card, it is claimed.

Murta, said to be a policeman by day, reacted by racing to the changing rooms and returning with a firearm.

Ref pulls gun at matchTrouble: Murta is being spoken to by the league association and may face disciplinary action
Shocking footage captured by a spectator showed his linesman restraining Murta as he held the gun in his hand on the pitch.

The incident happened at the weekend during a regional league match in Brumadinho near Belo Horizonte, Brazil’s sixth largest city and the capital of the state of Minais Gerais.

Amateur side Brumadinho was playing against Amantes da Bola – which literally translates as ‘Lovers Of The Ball.’

Ref pulls gun at matchShocking: Murta claims he was assaulted by players during the fracas
Referees’ association boss Giuliano Bozzano said the official felt threatened and went to look for the weapon to defend himself.

He was due to undergo a psychological assessment later today and could face suspension or a permanent ban.

Footage taken on a mobile phone showed the player thought to have assaulted the ref running off the pitch as he sees the official storming towards him with the weapon in his hand.