Wednesday, 10 May 2017

CBN Pumps $388.66m into the Foreign Exchange Market as FCMB Increases Sales to SMEs

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has released an additional sum of $388.66million to ease pressure on the naira, stimulate business activities and make foreign exchange (Forex) accessible to local operators. Confirming the numbers, the Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department at the CBN, Mr. Isaac Okorafor, disclosed that the sum of $87.885million was for spot sales, while $300.8 million was sold as forwards.

Mr. Okorafor further explained that the forwards were sold into three tenors of 30, 45 and 60 days respectively. According to him, the Bank sold $100.95 as 30-day forwards; $110.48 million as 45-day forwards and $99.37 as 60-day forwards.

Meanwhile, First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has increased its sale of Forex to all customers and members of the public who play in the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) sector, manufacturing, Corporate Bodies as well as individuals. This is obvious in the return on utilisation of allocated FX published weekly by FCMB in national newspapers as demanded by the Apex Bank.

Inquiries made by our reporter confirmed that FCMB has been receiving its requested Forex  from the CBN and  has  seamlessly met its obligations in the sale of Forex to all categories of businesses and individuals as approved by the regulator. CBN has since resumed the sale of Forex to the lender, indicating that the Bank has been readmitted into the spot and wholesale strata of the foreign exchange market by the CBN.

However, the CBN, in the last few days, has extended Forex of various amounts to First City Monument Bank (FCMB) for invisible transactions, SME utilization, SMIS-Wholesale (30-day forward) and SMIS- Retail (Spot). It was also confirmed that about 5.77.06 billion litres of petroleum products valued at N760.44 billion were imported into the country in the first quarter of 2017. For this Nigerians are expected not to entertain any fear about a possible scarcity of petroleum products. The figures were the results of the bids submitted by dealers since Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

The CBN has continued with its intervention in the Bureau de Change (BDC) segment of the market to meet the needs of low-end users, the spokesman said the Apex Bank remained resolute in ensuring that it supplies enough forex to genuine customers and in the process, sustain liquidity in the market. With this development, Mr. Okorafor expressed hope that the CBN would inch even much closer to its objective of convergence of the rates in the interbank and BDC segments.
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Sunday, 7 May 2017

Messi Rejects Barcelona New Contract Deal; Ready To Leave Club Soon?

The Barcelona Football Club star; Lionel Messi has rejected an opening offer of a new deal at the Camp Nou club which might seem worrisome to majority of his fans.

Messi's current deal is due to expire in June 2018 and there have been rumours of the Argentina international leaving the Nou Camp should a deal fail to materialise.

However, despite the rejection, Messi is still intent on signing a new deal but the 29-year-old will be looking for a significant increase on the proposed deal.

The offer currently stands at a figure of €30m to €35m-a-season, and Messi's decision to reject the deal comes after months of negotiations between Barcelona and Messi's father and agent, Jorge.

Several talks remain constant between the two parties with both sides eager to find common ground and reach a compromise which will extend Messi's stay at Barcelona, a club he has thrived at since joining its youth academy in 2001.
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Thursday, 4 May 2017

Finally! Linda Ikeji Replies Don Jazzy's Proposal; She Said YES

The Nollywood and general celebrity drama continues, shortly after Banky W and Adesua Etomi's engagement news broke on the internet.

This has also geered up the Mavin Boss; Don Jazzy to stylishly put up proposal towards the Blogger Queen; Linda Ikeji.

..and she said Yes!! With a ring bearer already in place. Isn't that awesome?
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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Nigerians Came After Man Who Advises Men To Marry Small Girls In Secondary School

A Nigerian teacher; Immanuel Ifediata, who works at Federal Science and Technology College has penned a very shocking post that has outraged people. In his post, Immanuel advised men to marry girls who just finished WAEC because they are young, na├»ve, loyal and as such have not developed the “runs girl” mentality.

According to Immanuel, these young girls are yet to be corrupted, and doesn't have the mentality of extorting men for money at that age. 

Many Nigerians believes that Immanuel, being graduate of English Language and Literary Studies from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka should not have put up such an 'ignorant' post that encourages men to marry minors and subdue them.

Nevertheless, this post has outraged many Nigerians online, especially mothers, calling out the poster, and tagging him for promoting pedophilia.

Quite a number of Facebook users also called for him to be relieved of his job and arrested because children are not safe with him. He has since deleted the post though.

As expected, Immanuel has gathered a number of fans and supporters who believes there is nothing wrong about his post.

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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Author of 'Eze Goes To School' Onuora Nzekwu Is Dead

Founding General Manager of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN); Onuora Nzekwu has died at the age of 89, as confirmed by the family on Saturday.

Nzekwu, author of Eze Goes to School novel, died by 4.30p.m. on Friday in his home in Onitsha, Anambra, where he had been living in retirement, a family member, Louis Chuke, disclosed.

Mr Nzekwu joined the Federal Civil Service as editorial assistant at the Nigeria Magazine Division of the Federal Ministry of Information.

He worked as editorial assistant from 1956 - 1958 when he took over the position of editor-in-chief of the magazine.

In 1966 when the Nigerian civil war broke out, he transferred his services to the Eastern Nigeria Public Service and returned to the federal service at the end of the crisis in 1970. He served as General Manager of NAN from 1979 to 1985.

Mr. Nzekwu wrote Troubled Dust, a novel that recounts the experiences of the civil war. RIP Baba!
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Toyor Baby And Funke Akindele Reportedly Part Ways; Unfollows Each Other On Social Media

Popular Nollywood actress; Olayode Juliana, popularly known as 'Toyo Baby' in Funke Akindele's popular Television comic series, Jenifa's Diaries, has been cut from production.

According to the reports from LIB, it was gathered that they had a disagreement and have now gone their separate ways.

This is obvious though, as Juliana was absent at events that held in Funke's new mansion in Lekki, Lagos unlike her other former co-stars.

Shooting has already begun for the latest season of Jenifa's Diaries and Toyo baby has been absent in all the behind the scenes posted online. It was also noted that the starts no longer follow each other on Instagram. Does this simply means that we won't be having a "Toyor Baby" in Jenifa's Diary anymore?
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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Have You Seen The New Bobrisky Photos Without Snapchat Filters?

Oh yeah. Here is self acclaimed "Queen" of Snapchat; Bobsrisky, whom his unfiltered photo was shared online. Many online users said they notice the African male Barbie's face was all burnt.

The photo was taken during an hangout with his female friend yesterday, and I can bet you that the yellow dude wouldn't have approve upload. How would you describe this? Powdered or 'mascarad'??
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Sunday, 16 April 2017

I Never Exposed My B*obs In The House And I'm Not A Witch - Tokunbo Idowu (TBoss)

Taking some moment off after the BBNaija show came to an end, Tokunbo Idowu, aka T-Boss, who was the 2nd-runner of Big Brother Naija reality show speaks to The Nation's about her experience and relationships in the house and other issues.

Below is the full interview:

Two months in the Big Brother Naija house. How does it feel being outside?

Actually, it was almost three months. It feels amazing. It’s still very unreal and the love I’ve been getting so far is absolutely humbling. I mean, people came to wait for me, receive me at the airport and they were wearing my face on their T-shirts. And it was so… these people love me and waited there for me. It was really humbling. It’s been very good so far.

A lot of people were rooting for you. And on the last day, while you were dressing, you wore a crown. How did it feel that you didn’t emerge winner?

I really appreciate the efforts they put in. I’ve heard some of the supports… I appreciate and I say to them all, thanks. I did not get the grand prize but I am a winner. I am absolutely a winner and I am an absolute queen. I went there as Tokunbo Idowu, just a simple girl, but right now I’m a queen. And that crown, that’s my crown, it’s befitting of how I feel right now. So, Efe is the grand prize winner but I’m also a winner. Bisola is a winner, everybody is a winner. So, I don’t feel bad at all.

You made it to the top three despite several challenges. Before going into the house, did you have a strategy to win, to get votes?

Absolutely not. Before I went into the house, I did a little bit of research with the limited time I had…to go through some previous winners and see, maybe, what it is they did that made them likable, what strategy they applied.

Just before I went into the house, I’m like, ‘abeg, it’s too much for me, I cannot.’ The only thing I know how to do is to be myself. I will be nice. I will get angry. I will scream. I will cry. I will laugh. I just went in there and I was myself. That was my only strategy…..who loved me loves me, who hates me… I have seen some of the comments and it’s sad.

Now that you’ve come out and you’ve seen the comments. Which of those comments have pained you the most?


You also received the most nominations for eviction from fellow housemates. How do you feel towards them for getting that title of being the most nominated housemate for eviction?

It was a game. People need to understand that it was a game. Everyone went in there fighting for themselves to get that prize money. It was a game. But truth of the matter is, being enclosed with people, you’re forced to live with them, cry with them, laugh, eat, shout with them, fight with them, doing our tasks, you start bonding with them and you start liking them.

Okay, every week it changes. Today, I like you, tomorrow, I don’t like you too much. It happens. Husband and wife, they fight every day. But I don’t have any bad energy or bad feelings towards any of them. They did what they felt they should do under the circumstances. And it’s fine. I love them all. They’re all talented, crazy people but I love them all.

Of the housemates, who is your favourite?

I don’t have favourites per se. but the person that I would say I really connected with and really bonded the most with would be Debie-Rise because she stayed to the end with me. But off and on, I like everyone.

Could boredom have been responsible for some of the crazy moments in the house?

What is crazy moment in your opinion?

Like the moments when you exposed your breasts, about twice. Were they intentional?

I was showering. Did I come to the living room? Where did I expose my breasts?

The first time, you were in the dressing room and you took off your top.

So, I was in the bathroom

You were not in the bathroom.

I was in the private area. Was I in the lounge?

You were in a place that was being recorded. There were videos capturing those moments.

I actually saw videos of us in the bathroom but not shower hour.

There were two instances that the internet has captured that you took off your top. Weren’t you aware of what you were doing then?

See, the Big Brother house is a place where you showcase yourself. You’re free to be T-Boss. Whoever T-Boss is, you show the world who T-Boss is. And in my own life, in my normal day-to-day life, I don’t like to wear clothes when I’m walking around in my house. I like to be free, here (pointing from her waist downwards), covered here (pointing upwards from her waist), what’s the point? Or I’ll just wear one small blouse. The Big Brother house was like my house at a point.

So, I would just be very very very free. I didn’t do it out of boredom. No, I was just being myself and walking around without clothes… I didn’t go to the kitchen, you know, because, then, that is like really seeking attention or go out into the garden or to the arena. No, I didn’t do that.

Those actions really created a buzz.

Everything creates a buzz. Even when I burb, it creates a buzz. People want to judge, people want to comment. And it’s fine, you know. Just don’t read too much into it.

A columnist, Reuben Abati, wrote a piece where he said you could have won, and were the most worthy to represent Big Brother Naija brand but you lost because of your arrogance. What’s your response to that?

I do not feel I’m an arrogant person. I’m sorry he has that opinion of me. I read the comments. My people actually were afraid that I would get emotional and sad about it. But I’m not. I was actually quite amused when I read his comments about the ‘mango’ part. It was actually quite comical.

Also during the show, some of the housemates described you as ‘manipulative’ and some commentators also used that word and called you a ‘white witch’.

I heard now… Oh, what do I have to say to that? I don’t know. (Asking another person) ‘Oga, was I manipulative?’ You (to the interviewer), do you think I was manipulative? Those were the comments of people.

I don’t know. If they saw me like that, it’s sad. I’m not a manipulative person. And I’m definitely not a witch. Oh my God. And my bed is really not cursed.
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Husband Arrested For Allegedly Chaining Wife To Generator All Night

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 37yrs old man, Ifeanyi Ajaero, for chaining his 28-year-old wife, Obiageli, to a generator.

Ajaero had allegedly chained his wife to the generator on Friday night to Saturday morning.

Apart from chaining Obiageli to the generator, the suspect was also accused of battering her.

The state Police PRO, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the incident happened at Ewooluwo, in Sagamu.

Police said the husband, who's a member of the disbanded merchant navy, used a handcuff to chain his wife to the generator.

Oyeyemi said Ajaero’s neighbours, who had witnessed his frequent beating of the woman, alerted the police to the incident.

He said the Divisional Police Officer of the command in Sagamu, Aduroja Moses, led his men to the scene, rescued the victim and arrested the husband.

Oyeyemi said that the suspect admitted chaining the woman to the generator, but claimed that his action was in “self-defence.”

The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, added that the case had been transferred to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the state Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and possible prosecution.
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Monday, 10 April 2017

You Are An Incomplete Woman If You Don't Have 365 Braziers - Queenmau

Instagram Queenmau has shot a hard one to fellow ladies, saying any woman who can not use 365 braziers within a year is an incomplete woman.

According to her,
"I never wear a bra again after wearing it once. I wonder how women wash and re-wear one bra. That's cheap and gross. Brassieres were meant to be worn once and then discarded.. If you don't have 365 braziers in your closet for a whole year like I do, then you are not a complete woman. Yes, I said it"
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Saturday, 8 April 2017

Senator Dino Melaye Finally Got Certificated! Gets Original Cert. From ABU, Zaria

Senator representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, currently being embroiled in a certificate mess as earlier reported by Sahara Reporters has finally gotten his Original Certificate from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

The ever outspoken Senator who recently released the hit "Ajekun Iya" to the nation, posted the new development regarding his certificate on his IG page, wrote 'Got my certificate today. Ajekun iya nio Je'.
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Meningitis Outbreak In Nigeria: Death Toll Rises To 438 As Two Recent Occurrence kills 2 In Lagos

Two people has been confirm dead in Lagos on Friday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), following the outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis, CSM as the death rises to 438.

In the statistics released by NCDC, a total of 3,959 cases with 438 deaths have been reported, with 181 laboratory-confirmed cases so far.

The statistics show that as at April 5, 2017, three cases of Meningitis were recorded in Lagos out of which two people died while the other is being treated at the hospital.

In a statement attached to the statistics, it revealed that Meningitis is currently being reported in 19 states.

Meningitis outbreaks are currently reported in 19 States with five States mostly affected (Zamfara, Katsina, Kebbi and Sokoto in the North-West zone and Niger in the North-Central zone of Nigeria),

However,  the agency also disclosed that reactive vaccination campaign has commenced in Zamfara State which has the highest number of death since the outbreak of the disease.
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PDP Crisis: Sheriff Is An Impostor, Betrayal, Enemy Of Nigeria - Fayose

Mr Ayodele Fayose; Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lambasted factional chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff for walking out on party leaders on Thursday, during a pre-reconciliation meeting held in Abuja at the instance of the party leaders and elders, saying;
It is now obvious that he (Sheriff) is working for enemies of former President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP.”
The governor said;
“From what Ali Modu Sheriff did yesterday, it should now be clear to all well-meaning Nigerians that he is not acting on his own. He is an agent of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and by extension an enemy of democracy in Nigeria. 
”Firing back at Sheriff for his conduct, Governor Fayose, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, in Ado-Ekiti on Friday, said:"The man Ali Modu Sheriff is an impostor, an impossible character,agent of darkness and APC-sent to destroy our party. 
“If he cannot sit with the leader of our party, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, I am also telling him that we in the PDP are also not interested in holding any discussion with him. He is a virus that has infected the PDP and by the grace of God, he will be cured permanently. "He grew up the black leg of every organisation. His flirting with Obasanjo/PDP destroyed the All Peoples Party (APP) and ANPP. He is at again but this will be the last of the series. He is a serial plotter. I regretted my association with him and bringing him forth. 
"I will not work with him. He is a betrayal of confidence and does not represent peace and hope. I will not be part of any meeting with such a dirty desperado. 
“Anybody supporting, promoting or financing him is an enemy of Nigeria. Our country will not end up in a one party system which I imagine is the reason his business is thriving with the APC.”
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Friday, 7 April 2017

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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Good News! Bag Of Rice To Sell For N10K Each - Rice Farmers

current price of a bag of rice
The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, RIFAN, has said that in June 2017, a 50 kilogram (1 bag) of rice bag will sell at N10, 000.

Speaking on the current development in the rice industry, Aminu Goronyo, the national president of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), told newsmen that rice farmers now have direct access to fertilizer.
"Fertiliser was a very big challenge, but today it has become a history. We have signed MoU where the fertilizer is sold N5, 500 per bag of fertilizer, and is now a government policy. We have more fertilizer in the country and go direct to the hands of the farmers and is everywhere in the country. 
'We have already achieved rice sufficiency in the last two years because all the rice we eat is grown here in the country. With the government through the Nigeria Customs Service on the land borders, including the high exchange rate no importer can go to other countries and import rice for profit. I assure you in the next three months a 50kg bag of rice will come down to N10, 000, he said.
According to Aminu, the association has over 4.2 million registered members and there are not enough quality seed to go round.

He however blamed the past governments for failing to provide farmers certified and quality seeds for over 30 years, which has played a role in the inflation on rice, which currently sells for  N20k.
"I blame the previous governments because for the 30 years we don’t have enough certified seeds. The government has played vital role in creating this problem for the farmers.'
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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Funke Akindele's Husband Celebrates 40th Birthday - Cuts Cake In Style

Abdul-Rasheed Bello, popularly known as JJC Skikkz celebrated his birthday today amidst friends and family members in a grand style.

The singer, actor, producer and husband of popular Nollywood Actress; Funke Akindele just turned 40 years old.
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Happy Birthday, JJC!
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Monday, 3 April 2017

VIDEO: If You Marry A Wife Through Facebook, You Will Lose Her On Youtube - Pastor Adeboye Tell Members

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E.A Adeboye, in his sermon yesterday at the Church's headquarters at Redemption Camp, told his members why they shouldn't marry a girl from Facebook.

According to him, people who marry girls from Facebook, lose them on YouTube. This message was posted on the Church's official Twitter handle also. See below:
Trust Nigerians, the message has already generated a lot of comments from most people calling out the respectable man of God. Below is the full video.. You may want to start from the 18th minute for the controversial comment.

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Sunday, 2 April 2017

LASTMA Officer Beaten Mercilessly By Angry Keke Napep Riders In Lagos

An officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) got into a fight with tricycle reader in Ikeja, Lagos State.

He was outnumbered by the furious riders who seem to have made use of the opportunity to get back at one of the men in uniform.

Busybody.NG gathered that the fight reportedly started after a LASTMA van allegedly hit a tricycle while the rider was trying to evade getting arrested.
It was also reported that the van had been trailing the tricycle from Ikeja to the Allen avenue area of Lagos, after the latter broke a traffic law and attempt to escape the officials.
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My Mom Left Home Hurriedly After Receiving A Call - Daughter Of Woman Murdered By 2 Alfas In Lagos

The family and three children of woman allegedly murdered by an alfa in Badagry area of Lagos two weeks ago are still in shock over the manner of her death, writes Punch's Gbenga Adeniji.

The three children of the late Mrs. Oluwakemi Afolabi, murdered in Ikoga Zebbe area of Badagry, Lagos on Sunday, March 19, by an Alfa, looked forlorn as the reporter entered their modest apartment located in Ojodu, Berger area of the state.

If wishes could raise the dead, eldest child, Motunrayo, would waste no time in resurrecting her.

“She was a good mother who ensured we lacked nothing. Since the death of our father, she made sure we got the best especially in the area of education. We do not even know that we have no father because she filled the vacuum well. For us, she also refused to remarry but we felt she would have to do that someday because of the way society sees mature female adults without husbands,” the 18-year-old said amid sobs.
She also told Punch that on the day her mother was murdered, she received a ‘strange’ telephone call, hastily dressed and left the house.

Motunrayo, who is preparing for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination, told our correspondent in a broken voice, that the deceased only gave her some money to cook for the family when she asked her where she was going.

It was also learnt that the 38-year-old lady, who hailed from Oka Akoko, Ondo State, lost her husband four years ago. She also owned a ‘provision’ store not far from where she lived.

Reports indicated that the deceased went to meet an unnamed alfa for unknown reasons in Sango area of Ogun State who connived with his accomplices in Badagry to kill her for ritual purposes.

The police have, however, arrested one Taofik Hassan, who beheaded her and later dismembered her remains. The suspect was apprehended while going to deliver the body parts he severed from her corpse to the alfa in Sango Ota. Hassan claimed that one Baba Ronke in Badagry and another alfa in the Sango area of Ogun State; who are on the run, told him on Friday prior to the Sunday the woman was killed that a female client would be lured to a spot in Badagry. He said he was instructed to kill her and remove some of her body parts for a client who wanted specific human parts.

He also claimed to have been paid N4,000 for the dastardly act.

“I asked her where she was from and she said Ojodu Berger. I pitied her but had no choice. I later told her to kneel down and she obeyed. I noticed that she had been charmed and I later killed her,’’ Hassan told a mob.
Motunrayo, who tried in futility to stop tears flowing from her face as she spoke to our correspondent, said,

“On Sunday morning, she received a strange call and quickly dressed to go out. I asked her where she was going to and she only gave me some money to cook meals. She said she would soon return to eat. 
“When she did not return after many hours, I tried her phone and it was switched off. I later became worried and called some of her friends and the person who used to supply goods to her provision store but they told me they did not know her whereabouts.’’
She added that she was advised to report her as missing in a nearby police station, stating, “When we got there, we were told to try her phone and it rang but later switched off. I later learnt that an alfa lured her to Badagry to kill her.’’

Our correspondent gathered that the deceased used to receive strange calls and ensured her children were out of earshot anytime she wanted to talk on the phone.

Motunrayo said,

“She was not that way before as she always shared things with me. There was a time she told me that an unknown man came to her store to tell her what was bothering her. She said her late mother told her that she was surprised how he knew what she was experiencing since she never met him before and he also gave her his number to keep in touch. 
“Some months back, I noticed that she started keeping secrets and always saying she needed money without saying what she wanted to use it for. She used to tell me to go and stay in her store and attend to customers that she wanted to go to the market to buy things. Whenever she returned from such outings, I would ask her the things she went to buy and she used to say she did not see what she went for. Even if she had to die, I would not want my mother to die the way she died. I have yet seen her remains because police said investigations were ongoing on the matter.’’
On Friday before her death, Motunrayo said her mother asked her to use her (mother’s) debit card to withdraw the sum of N31,000 recently paid into her account by one of her debtors.

“When I gave her the money, she brought out some money which she borrowed from some people and told me to count them. I was surprised that she borrowed money. The total was N500,000 and she said she was going to use it to buy goods but I did not see anything she bought with the money. I am beginning to think that she was told not to disclose anything to anybody because she refused to tell me anything,’’ she said.
As Motunrayo spoke in a misery-laden voice, her two younger brothers came out of one of the rooms into the living room, with the older of the two holding a family album. They later settled in a settee and started feasting their eyes on the photographs in the album for about 10 minutes.

The elder of the boys thereafter removed two photographs­­­­ — the one their late mother took with some friends and her late husband — took a pencil and a plain paper and began to draw the latter picture.

“He likes drawing and draws well. But I do not know why he wants to draw our late parents,’’ Motunrayo said softly as she wiped her tears.
A source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the ritualists could have made huge financial requests from the deceased. The source added that the deceased once confided in a close friend that she wanted to sell a building she was about to complete in Mowe area of Ogun State.

“I guess she was discouraged from doing that. The person wondered why she would want to do such but she did not tell why and what she needed money for. The police must find the masterminds of the act so others would not be their victims. There is more to tell the public particularly about what brought her to them and why she was killed. I think they decided to murder her after taking so much from her. They were obviously hiding something. They also took advantage of the fact that she has no husband because, ordinarily, a man would have become suspicious of her movements and the demands the alfa was making on her would have been long exposed,’’ the source noted.
The deceased’s younger brother, Tajudeen, who lamented the manner of his sister’s death, said her family was optimistic that the police would get to the root of the matter and get justice for the family.

Tajudeen said,

“We are six children; four girls and two boys. She was the third child while I am the fourth. She was well loved in the area she lived because of her amiable nature. Though I do not visit her often because of my job, I talked to her frequently on the phone. I never knew she was involved with any Alfa.’’
The majority of the residents in the area decried the callous manner the woman was murdered, noting that her death was like a dream.

Two of the persons living in the area where the deceased’s store is located burst into tears when they came to commiserate with the children. One of them, Mr. Ola Fasola, said the late woman was considerate and selfless as he rained curses on her killer.

Fasola said,

“She was a good woman. She always encouraged me a lot and was jovial. I am surprised how she fell into the hands of the crooks. Why are human beings so wicked? Those who killed Mama Motunrayo must be found and made to face the music. She was a wonderful woman who would leave her own problems to help other people. I saw her briefly on Friday before she was killed on Sunday.’’
A woman, identified only as Mrs. Oluwaropo, who came with Fasola, could not conceal her grief. She said the late woman was a friend of all and did not discriminate based on religion, ethnicity or status. Oluwaropo added that the future of the deceased’s children was vital as they had to carry on with life having lost both parents.

When contacted on the matter, the spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, said investigation was ongoing on the matter.
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MTN Reacts To 08030004900 And 08066699666 Serial Killer Numbers

08030004900, 08066699666,
For some times now, there have being reports and allegations that some MTN numbers which includes 08030004900 and 08066699666 (to mention a few) were used by some serial killers.

The numbers were reported to have claimed the lives of some Nigerians when calls are received through them. Reports also claims that several news of people who had jumped into the Lagos Lagoon must have received a call from these numbers.

Some of the warning messages being circulated on WhatsApp in this regards includes the one below, which reads;
“08030004600 and 08066699666: Warning: Do not pick any of these numbers. They are severe killer numbers, which was reported to have been killing people across the country. SAVE LIVES!”
However, MTN Nigeria Public Relations and Protocol Manager; Mr. Funso Aina has addressed the allegations, saying it is false and should be ignored.

Responding to the Guardian email enquiry on the issue, he said:
“Please, note that there is no truth to this story, as we have already communicated in all our social media channels. 
“08030004900 was a telemarketing number, which is not in use at this time.”
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