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14.12.17

IBB Can't Wear Shoes Anymore. Nemesis Catches Up With The 'Evil Genius' (Photo)

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IBB Can't Wear Shoes Anymore. Nemesis Catches Up With The 'Evil Genius' - SR (Photo)
NEMESIS: In 1993 after General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida annulled the 1993 "free and fair" June 12 elections some angry Muslims stole his shoes at a Mosque in Minna, now the "Evil Genius" can't even wear shoes anymore. His legs won't let him.

Faith Oyedepo Rescues Traumatized Teenager During Evangelism

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 Faith Oyedepo Rescues Traumatized Teenager During Evangelism
It will only take the grace of God for Timilehin Idowu to get over her present state of mental and psychological trauma, having, probably, fallen a victim of rapists and possible ritual demons in human skin.

Towards this end, a combination of marathon prayer session and medical exploits are being conscientiously directed towards her resuscitation by kind-hearted leadership of Living Faith Church prayer warriors and medical experts.

Timilehin became a patient in the Emergency Ward of Covenant University Hospital, within the Faith Living Church also known as Canaan Land on Sango-Owode Road in Otta, Ogun State, on August 25, 2017, ostensibly after the devil incarnates had consummated their machinations on her

Crimepuzzle can authoritatively report that, her captors had cashed in on the evangelism program of the founder of the church, Bishop David Oyedepo, who takes his soul winning agenda to market places while his wife, Faith, sticks to the open entry point of the church.

However, on August 25, while she was preaching and offering prayers to the multitude at the point, little Timilehin was presented to her for spiritual upliftment. There and then she got to know that her case was more than ordinary.

After praying for her, she was only able to mention her name and since then, had remained silent over further questions that could lead tracing her relations, due to loss of memory but vehemently exhibits her scary detest for men.

According to one of the nurses attending to her, "Since she cannot bath herself, we bathe her, but she will not allow us clean her up to her private part, suggesting that she must have been raped, coupled with the fact that at every point, she looks calm but becomes restive on the sight of any man"

On why the doctors couldn't carry out a test on her to ascertain if she was actually raped, even if it required sedating her, the nurse said, "The medical director is being careful in giving her sedative, more so that she might have been drugged by her captors, sedating her may compound her issue. One thing we know is that, with time, we shall get there".

Confirming the development, The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said "The Ogun State Police Command wishes to inform the general public, that one person who claimed to be Timilehin Idowu ‘f’, was found unconscious outside Canaanland gate Ota.
" She is between the range of 13-16 years of age, light in complexion, about 5.1 feet, and without any tribal mark

"The Command appeals to the general public or anyone who has useful information about her relatives, to please contact DPO, Onipanu Division", Oyeyemi added

Cardiac Arrest: The Dangers of Cyanide in Garri

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Cardiac Arrest & More: The Dangers of Cyanide in Garri
An investigative report has revealed how Cyanide which a high dose of the poison present in cassava can cause a cardiac arrest as it stops oxygen from getting to the heart and the brain. 

Garri a derivative of cassava, is one of the staple foods of Nigerians that provide high energy to consumers. However, it exposes the populace to possible slow cyanide poisoning if not properly processed. Its consumption has been linked previously to sudden deaths of some families, who, unfortunately, ingested some of the product that contained very high dose of cyanide.
There are, however, two varieties of cassava in the country. The sweet cassava with low cyanide level is found towards the Middle Belt of the country, while the bitter one that contains very high level of toxic cyanogenic glycosides are prevalent in the southern part of the country. These cassavas are processed for consumption differently.
Cyanide is more concentrated on the skin of the sweet variety. Once the skin is removed, it can be boiled or roasted and eaten with oil. It has been confirmed that oil has a way of neutralising cyanide. This process cannot be tried with the bitter one, as it will result in instant death.
One cup of Garri is said to contain up to 360 calories. This high energy supplying food, when properly processed, can be mixed with hot water to form Eba, eaten with different types of soups. It can also be eaten directly, soaked in cold water mixed with sugar and additional condiments like roasted groundnut, fresh coconut, and dry fish.
Currently, garri producers and marketers, out of the need to make profit, do not allow the product to go through all the processes needed to get the cyanide to non-toxic level. Cyanide reduces the oxygen supply to all the cells of the body and attacks every vital organ of the body.
The eyes, kidneys and the pancreas are not spared. It has also been implicated in severe macular degeneration, which leads to blindness and hypothyroidism, a disorder of the thyroid. Cyanide reduces the body’s ability to produce insulin.

According Doctor Chinwe Ezirim, it has been linked to diabetes in people that do not have any family history of such. Oxygen gives life, so anything that reduces its supply to the cells and subsequently to the organs is out rightly dangerous.
Symptoms of cyanide poisoning
Cyanide is very toxic but difficult to detect in many instances, except when consumed in a fatal dose. High dose of this poison present in cassava can cause a cardiac arrest,. as it stops oxygen from getting to the heart and the brain. It suffocates the consumer and most of the time leads to sudden death.
Prolonged consumption of it, in small doses, may subsequently lead to destruction of major organs in the body and to untimely slow death. Its symptoms include and are not limited to these: shortness of breath, headaches, dizziness, vomiting, general weakness, abdominal pains, confusion, bizarre behaviour, excessive sleepiness coma and seizures.
Garri, which is the granulated powdery form of cassava, has to go through many processes to become edible. The traditional method involves peeling and grating the cassava roots into pulp. Presently, grinding machines are used to make the process faster. The ground pulp is then packed into hessian bags and tied with ropes compressed tightly to ferment and drain for not less than three days. The longer they stay in this stake the more the cyanide is removed from the garri.
When fermented and properly dewatered, the product is untied, sieved to remove remaining fibrous materials and then fried with red oil over low heat in large frying pan. This step also helps to reduce the cyanide level, reduce moisture, and preserve it. Adding the red oil introduces Vitamin A into the garri granules.
Speaking on this, Dr. Mercy Ifeanacho of the Biochemistry Department of the University of Port Harcourt said: “The whole essence of processing the bitter variety is to reduce the cyanide level, which is the implicated toxic substance. In trying to do this, we engage many processes, which depends on steps, sequence and time.
"In fermenting cassava, you peel grate and dewater. While it is being dewatered, fermentation takes place. When we are talking about it we should realise those micro organisms are involved. In fermentation of garri, serial fermentation is involved.
“Some group of bacteria starts the work and lactic acid is increased during this process. This will reduce the P.H. level of the garri. Another set of micro organisms then takes over and further increase the acid level reducing the P.H. The length of time will determine the quantity of cyanide that will be removed from the cassava.

"That is why when you ferment garri for a shorter time; there will be higher cyanide retention. The level of cyanide retention is further reduced, after fermentation during roasting of product on fire. There is a chemical process that takes place between the oil added during roasting of garri and any cyanide present. The presence of red oil actually neutralises the toxic effect of cyanide in garri so red garri is safer than the white one.”
On whether fruits and vegetables flush out cyanide from our system, Ifeanacho saids it was possible, as vegetables and fruits are loaded with vitamins and minerals.
According to him, “the elemental nutrients are known to contain some kind of anti-oxidants. I am not sure of the digestibility of cyanide, but foods high in fiber have a way of pulling waste out of the body. That way it will not allow cyanide to stay longer in the body to cause further harm to the body.”
Giving tips on how to identify garri not properly processed properly, he said: “Traditionally and locally, when people want to buy garri from the market, there are ways of testing for good ones. For someone that is economically minded, like hoteliers and owners of restaurants, they will rather buy ones that are starchy because it tends to give more volume. For home consumption, one should buy garri that is properly fermented. It will show in the colour of the product. Garri that is properly processed is not that bright, just like you have Ijebu garri.
“Taste is another indicator of the level of cyanide in a product. If you taste it and it is sweet, that means the cyanide content is high. When it is sour, it is an indication that it may be properly fermented. If you press and it comes out free, it means it contains less moisture and the cyanogens are lower in low moisture products. People should watch out for poorly processed cassava products as they can be very toxic.”
Also speaking on this, Dr. Ezirm said food sources that contain high level of sulphur are good at holding on to the cyanide and taking it out.
He said vegetables that contains allicin compound found in onions and garlic family are also good at this, while pointing out that all vegetables and fruits that contain anti-oxidants help the body build up immunity and clear free radicals like cyanide.
“Fruits high in lutein, like banana, should be eaten regularly in areas where garri is highly consumed, as they help protect the eyes against macular degeneration,” she said, while advising that people who “love to swallow should also look for alternative sources, like fufu, pounded yam, unripe plantain paste or flour, combination of millet and guinea corn flour, as it is not easy to identify the garri that is properly processed.”

 
Source: The Sun

Lagos police command arrest police officer caught on camera refusing N100 bribe in Badagry

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Lagos police command arrest police officer caught on camera refusing N100 bribe in Badagry
Yesterday a video went viral showing a police officer refusing to collect N100 bribe from a motorcycle rider he apprehended for committing a traffic offence in Badagry. Well, the Lagos state police commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, after watching the video online, ordered for the police officers arrest.
The said officer who is attached to the Morogbo police station, has been arrested and is currently being investigated. If found guilty, the police boss says the officer will be punished accordingly.
Watch the video of the officer refusing N100 bribe below:

FG loses N7.6trillion to faulty oil sector agreements

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FG loses N7.6trn to faulty oil sector agreements

The Federal Government has lost $21 billion (about N7.6trn) to faulty agreements with international oil companies from 1993 to 2017.
Addressing State House reporters after the cabinet meeting yesterday, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, said the loss was due to failure to act on the provision of Section 15 of the Production Sharing Contracts of the Deep Offshore Act.
The Act stipulates that once the price of crude exceeds $20 per barrel, steps would be taken to distribute “premium element” at an agreed premium level for the Federal Government for higher revenue. This was not the case over the last 20 years.
The minister said the Federal Executive Council, therefore, approved a proposal to amend the Act in order to increase oil revenue by $2 billion.
He said he would work with the Attorney-General of the Federation on the proposed amendment.
“In 2013, there was a notice to oil companies that we were going to do this but we didn’t follow through in terms of going to council to get approval. One of the things we’ve worked on very hard over the last 20 years is to get that amendment because once we do, the net effect for us is close to $2 billion extra revenue for the federation,” the minister said.
On why government continued maintaining refineries rather than establish new ones, Kachikwu said they could be fixed, stressing this would require about $2bn from private sector players.

6,700 Rohingya killed in first month of Myanmar violence: MSF

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6,700 Rohingya killed in first month of Myanmar violence: MSF
At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a Myanmar army crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state that began in late August, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Thursday.
The figure is the highest estimated death toll yet of violence that erupted on August 25 and triggered a massive refugee crisis, with more than 620,000 Rohingya fleeing Myanmar for Bangladesh over a three-month period.
The UN and US have described the military operation as “ethnic cleansing” of the Muslim minority, but have not released specific death tolls.
“At least 6,700 Rohingya, in the most conservative estimations, are estimated to have been killed, including at least 730 children below the age of five,” MSF said Thursday.
The group’s findings come from six surveys of more than 11,426 people in Rohingya refugee camps and cover the first month after the crisis erupted.
“We met and spoke with survivors of violence in Myanmar, who are now sheltering in overcrowded and unsanitary camps in Bangladesh,” said the group’s medical director Sidney Wong.
“What we uncovered was staggering, both in terms of the numbers of people who reported a family member died as a result of violence, and the horrific ways in which they said they were killed or severely injured.”
Rohingya refugees have shocked the globe with consistent stories of security forces and ethnic Rakhine Buddhist mobs driving them out of their homes with bullets, rape and arson that reduced hundreds of villages to ash.
Rights groups say the crackdown was the culmination of years of persecution and discrimination against the Muslim group in mainly Buddhist Myanmar, where they are effectively stateless and denigrated as outsiders.
Earlier this month the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said the military-led crackdown appeared to include “elements of genocide”.
The MSF surveys put a number to the horrors.
Gunshot wounds were the cause of death in 69 percent of the cases, according to the aid organisation.
Another nine percent were reported burned alive inside houses, while five percent died from fatal beatings.
For children under five, nearly 60 percent died after being shot, MSF found.

– ‘Rohingya targeted’ –
MSF said the peak in deaths coincided with the launch of “clearance operations” by the army and local militias in late August, and showed “that Rohingya have been targeted”.
Myanmar’s government did not respond to a request for comment.
But it has consistently denied abuses in Rakhine, saying the crackdown was a proportionate response to the Rohingya militants who attacked police posts on August 25, killing around a dozen officials.
The army has put the official death toll at 400 people, including 376 Rohingya “terrorists”.
Authorities have blocked a UN fact-finding mission from accessing the conflict zone in northern Rakhine state.
The investigators visited refugee camps in Bangladesh in late October and said — based on interviews — that the total number of deaths was unknown but “may turn out to be extremely high.”
The Rohingya are not recognised as an ethnic group in Myanmar and have been systematically stripped of their legal rights.
Before the latest crisis, Bangladesh was already hosting hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who fled previous waves of persecution.
“I think the MSF figure is an underestimate,” Mohammad Zuabir, a Rohingya teacher and community leader who has been a refugee in Bangladesh for 25 years, told AFP.
“Almost every Rohingya family has one or multiple members killed in the violence. When people fled their villages in Rakhine, they saw roads and homes littered with dead bodies,” he added.

Civil Servant to Forfeit 86 Vehicles, Four Houses to FG

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 Civil Servant to Forfeit 86 Vehicles, Four Houses to FG
 One Mr. Ibrahim Tumsah in Abuja is about to lose a large chunk of his wealth to the Federal Government following a court order. The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Apo, Abuja, has ordered that 86 luxury vehicles, together with four houses and a quarry plant in Abuja, belonging to a civil servant, Mr. Ibrahim Tumsah, be temporarily forfeited to the Federal Government.
 
The luxury  vehicles were allegedly seized from Tumsah, a director in the federal Civil Service. Tumsah is said to be the Director of Finance and Account in the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing.
 
All the 86 vehicles, 23 of which were said to be armoured, linked to him, were described by detectives as brand new. The court’s forfeiture orders also affected four houses, two of which are located in Wuse II; one in Wuse Zone 7, and the other in Jabi, all in Abuja.
 
Also to be forfeited to government by the court’s orders, is a quarry in Kuje, Abuja, which was said to have been seized from Tumsah.
 
Eight containers, with household items, also seized from Tumsah, are affected by the court order.
 
The 86 vehicles, the landed assets and the other items were said to have been found on November 17, 2017, in a warehouse located on the premises of the house at 22 Igbani Street, Jabi, Abuja.
 
Court papers obtained by a Punch correspondent on Wednesday showed that Justice Muawiyah Idris of the FCT High Court made the interim forfeiture orders on December 6, 2017.
 
The judge made the orders following an ex parte application filed on November 23, 2017, by the recently constituted Special Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property on behalf of the Federal Government.
 
The panel is chaired by the Special Assistant to the President on Prosecutions, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla.
 
The judge granted the interim forfeiture order after the panel’s lawyer, Rimamsomte Ezekiel, argued the ex parte motion on December 6, 2017.
 
The court, in its ruling, granted the orders authorising the panel “to freeze” all the items listed in the schedule attached to the ex parte motion “pending full investigation on the serious criminal allegations that were brought against the respondents” – Tumsah and brother, Tijjani Tumsah.
 
But the judge also ordered that the panel’s ongoing investigation must be completed within three months.
 
He then adjourned until March 6, 2018.
 
Some of the 86 cars listed with their chasis numbers and colours in the schedule attached to the panel’s ex parte motion include  Wrangler Jeep (black), Audi ASL (ash), Toyota Hilux (white), Taurus Ford (red), Mercedez Benz S550 (red), Mercedez Benz GL 550(black), Toyota Land Cruiser V6 (black), Toyota Prado Jeep (white), Jaguar (ash), another Toyota Hiluz (white), Toyota Highlander, and another Mercedez Benz S550 (black).
 
Also on the schedule are two Golf GTI cars (both black), Hyundai Veloster (red), Wrangler (red), Chevrolet (ash), Mercedez Vaneo (ash), Infinity FX50 (ash), Honda 2008/9, Jaguar XF (silver), Sahara Jeep (grey), BMW 7 Series (dark ash), Mercedez E550 (silver), Toyota Avalon (dark ash), Mercedez CLK 550 (ash), Cayenna Porche (black), Toyota Camry 2009 (sky blue), Jeep SRT Chirokee (silver), BMW GT550 (white) and BMW R8 2 Series (black).
 
Others on the list are Hyundai Velager (red), Camry 2013/14(white), Mercedez C300 (black), Ford Taurus (golden), Lincoln Niks (dark ash), Equus 2013 (dark ash), Toyota Sequoia (black), Audi A7 3.OT (black), Toyota Prado (black), another Mercedez C550 (black), KIA 900 (black), Avalon 2014(dark ash), Fiat 500 (silver), Acura RNX 2013, Lexus 15 3500, another Ford Taurus (Maroon), Caridac XT54 (red), Fiat; Turbo; Ford Excursion; Honda V6 Tourine, Audi Q 736, Ford BW, Lexus LS430 and Infinity QX705.
 
They also include Maserati, Ford Super Duty, Toyota RAV4, Ford 4X4 Super Duty, Land Rover VIE 1155, Land Rover VIE 1265, Ford Taurus Limited, Ford SHD, Audi 55, Roya Turbo and 20 other luxury cars.
 
The seized houses are located at 34 Euphrate Street, Wuse II, Abuja; 5 Siraso Crescent, Wuse Zone 7, Abuja; 27 Cairo Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja; and 22 Igbani Street, Jabi, Abuja.
 
The quarry, said to have been seized from the civil servant, was said to be located in Kuje.
 
Of the eight “containers” also allegedly seized from him, one was said to be empty, while the rest were said to have contained items like mattresses, cables, Honda Bike 4 Wheel, among others.
 
The Obono-Obla-led panel had alleged that Tumsah, from whom the multi-million naira assets were seized, was merely on a monthly salary of less than N500,000, yet  acquired all the assets between 2016 and 2017.
 
Muhammed Kabiru, a police officer and a prosecutor seconded to the panel, informed the court in a supporting affidavit filed along with the ex parte motion, that the panel, earlier in the year, received a petition against Tumsah, who was accused of “official corruption and abuse of office.”
 
According to the panel’s investigators, Tumsah acquired the seized assets in the name of two of his companies registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission –Integrated Service Insurance Limited and Integrated Bureau De-Change Limited.
 
It was alleged that Tumsah used his brother, Tijjani Tumsah, as front, to act as the Chairman and Managing Director of the companies.
 
Both Tumsah and his brother were joined as respondents to the application marked M/873/17.
 
Alleging that the seized assets were proceeds of crime, the panel said both Tumsah and his brother, when invited for interrogation, could not explain or justify their sources of wealth and how they acquired the assets.
 
The investigator also alleged that both of them could not remember the number of bank accounts they were operating on behalf of their two companies.
 
He stated, “That the items listed above in our schedule were acquired in 2016 and 2017.

“The second defendant (Tumsah’s brother) is not into any business, and neither a retired civil servant in any office.

“That our investigation into this matter, when the respondents (Tumsah and his brother) visited our office, could not explain, and remember the number of their bank accounts which they are operating under the name of their two companies.

“That our investigation reveals that the first respondent, who is a civil servant and a director in the federal ministry, uses his office to acquire those vehicles, the houses, landed properties, those containers and the rest of those items listed in our schedule.

“That the first respondent and the second respondent could not explain or justify the sources of their wealth regarding how they came about those items in our schedule above.

“That our investigation reveals that those items in the schedule are proceeds of crimes, abuse of office and official corruption against the first respondent, Ibrahim Musa Tumsah.

“That those items in our schedule are exhibits which can be used against the respondents in their criminal prosecution in the court of law.

“That those vehicles from numbers 1 to 86 in our schedule are expensive in market value.

“That we need an interim order of this honourable court to keep those vehicles, the houses, containers and other items in their preserved position (the status quo) pending the completion of our investigation and to charge the respondents to the court of law.

“That our intelligence report shows that the respondents are trying to sell those houses, and some of the containers listed in the schedule.

“That our intelligence report also reveals that the respondents are trying to remove some of those vehicles in order to destroy our possible exhibits.

“That the respondents, some few days ago, came to the premises and threatened to sell some of those vehicles without our knowledge and consent.

“That hereby attached is the investigation report in this matter as our Exhibit SPP 1.

“That also attached is the list of those vehicles, the containers and Honda Bike 4 Wheel as Exhibit SPP2.

“That our investigation is still ongoing and is yet to be completed.”
 
Source: Punch

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