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Oct 31, 2011

Man on trial for Allegedly plotting to bomb Third Mainland Bridge

Fafana Sekon allegedly tried to recruit volunteers with $5 million to carry out the attack for Boko Haram.

A man, Fafana Sekon, was on Friday arraigned before an Abuja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly seeking a volunteer to bomb the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos, for the Boko-Haram sect.

Police Prosecutor Danjuma Etobi told the court that the suspect was arrested on September 5, 2011, by the operatives of Lagos CID Annex, attached to Area G, Ogba Police Station, Lagos.

He said the patrol team found a message sent by the accused to his friends through his Blackberry messenger chat, informing them of the plot.

“Boko Haram has offered to pay $5 million to anybody that would volunteer to bomb down the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos,” read the message.

Etobi said the accused was charged with belonging to an unlawful society which contravened section 97B of the Penal Code Law.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge but Chief Magistrate Okeagu Azubuike ordered he be remanded in prison custody.

The case was adjourned to December 1 for hearing

Source: Dailytimes.com.ng

D'Banj Acquires $200000 Aston Martin Vantage

D'Banj Acquires $200000 Aston Martin Vantage  #Money speaking. More power to his elbow.

Ben Murray Bruce screened out of Bayelsa Governorship race

Silverbird chairman, Ben Murray Bruce, was yesterday screened out of the Bayelsa governorship race by the Gubernatorial Screening Appeal Committee of the PDP in Bayelsa State, for possessing dual citizenship.

Oct 24, 2011

Baba Suwe's Lawyers To Sue NDLEA For 1 Billion Naira

Nollywood star, Babatunde Omidina aka `Baba Suwe’ is planning a N1 billion suit against the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) over his recent arrest and detention.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that `Baba Suwe’ was arrested by the NDLEA on October 12 at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos and is still being detained.
The NDLEA had alleged that the 53-year-old actor had ingested substances suspected to be hard drugs, but there was no evidence to substantiate the claim even after the suspect had defecated thrice, under close observation.

His lawyer, Mohammed Bashir told NAN in a telephone interview on Wednesday that a fundamental rights enforcement suit would be filed on his behalf within the next five days.
Bashir said: “We will be filing the suit before a Federal High Court in Lagos between now and Monday.
“We will be asking for N1 billion as compensation for damages suffered by him due to his illegal arrest and detention, as well as the embarrassment and defamation done to his reputation as a result of the incident,” he said.

The lawyer further told NAN that NDLEA officials had prevented him from meeting physically with Baba Suwe since his arrest, almost a week ago.
“I have visited the place twice since he was detained but was turned back and prevented from seeing my client. This denial of access to my client is another violation of his fundamental human rights,” Bashir added.
Source: The Nation Newspaper

Members of Boko Haram have murdered an NTAreporter

Members of Boko Haram have murdered an NTA reporter. Nigerian authorities blamed the murder of the NTA cameraman on the Islamic sect Boko Haram
Alhaji Zakariya Isa died after being shot in the head and chest at his home in the northern city of Maiduguri, a military spokesman said.
The sect is thought to be responsible for a series of attacks in northern Nigeria in recent months.
Boko Haram – which means “Western education is forbidden” – usually targets the police and government officials.
However, in recent weeks, journalists have been threatened by the group, which says it wants sharia law more widely applied across Nigeria.
It said it would target reporters after it claimed spokesmen who were not part of the sect were being quoted by the media.
Boko Haram is thought to have carried out the bombing of UN headquarters in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, killing 23 people.
The sect launched an uprising in 2009 which was crushed by the military, leaving hundreds dead.
Source: BBC News