A few weeks ago, there were rumors that a Lil Wayne sex tape
was being shopped to the highest bidder. Looks like nobody bought it after his
lawyers threatened and now it's been leaked online. The video shows Lil Wayne
with two strippers and no condom in sight.
The Senate Petitions committee today cleared former Rivers
state governor, Rotimi Amaechi of all petitions brought against him before the
senate over his ministerial nomination.
According to the senate petition committee, the matters brought before it by
the petitioners are currently in court and so will not be interfering in such
matters. They immediately cleared Rotimi and asked him to take a bow and go.
They asked all the petitioners to wait for the outcome of the various cases in
A single mother-to-be revealed she met her future husband by
taking the plunge and going on a first date while she was eight months
pregnant. Sarah Connors, a student from Bristol, said she was facing the
prospect of motherhood alone having broken up with her ex-partner before
discovering she was expecting.
But two months before her due date, the 28-year-old set up a
profile on app Oasis Dating and just weeks later agreed to go on a date with
shop assistant Lance.
There was instant chemistry between the pair and they even
slept together before Sarah had given birth.
She and Lance got engaged within five months of dating and
got married this year, with Sarah's daughter Elodie, now two, calling Lance
Sarah, a hairdressing and beauty student, said: 'I assumed
that no one would want to date me while I was pregnant, but I felt lonely
seeing other couples with babies, so I joined the app to keep myself
entertained more than anything else!
'I know there's a taboo around dating during pregnancy but
my family and friends were very supportive. If I hadn't done it, I would never
have met Lance.
'I would encourage other pregnant women to go on dates if
that's what they want to do. You might not find the man of your dreams, but if
you're unhappy alone it's better to be having fun.'
Sarah set up a dating profile in July 2013 and was upfront
about being heavily pregnant.
After chatting to 'shy' Lance, now 27, for some weeks, they
discovered they lived near one another in Bristol and agreed to meet.
Sarah said: 'I kept my profile very casual and mentioned
that I had a baby due in September and I hoped that didn't faze anyone.
'I knew some people wouldn't want anything to do with me,
but I hoped others would be open-minded.
'Me and Lance started messaging on the app, then added each
other on Facebook, and I could tell he was lovely. It was his idea to meet up
and he didn't seem freaked out that I was pregnant.
'We met at a pub to have a meal together and it was quite
relaxed, although I think he was shocked when he saw the size of my bump.
'I was wearing a maxi dress and he said, "You are quite
pregnant, aren't you?" But he didn't make a big deal out of it.
'We've been stuck together ever since. He worked nights so
he'd come over and keep me company during the afternoons. He even stayed over
with me before Elodie was born.
Nigerian Union of Journalists today picketed the office of
Daily Independent Newspapers led by the national President of NUJ, Alhaji
Waheed Odusile, over non payment of 23 months salary arrears. See more
photos after the cut...
Below is a statement of claim from Festus Keyamo Chambers.
1. The Plaintiff is a Commissioner of Police and currently
the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The Plaintiff has
had a distinguished career having joined the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission as the pioneer Director of Operations in 2003 and by dint of hard
work and integrity rose to be the Chairman of the anti-graft agency.
Defendant is the Proprietor and Publisher of a popular Newspaper called Daily
Sun which enjoys wide circulation and readership in Nigeria and abroad.
Plaintiff avers that as a function of his position, he is at the forefront of
the fight against corruption in Nigeria and he has successfully investigated
and prosecuted several corrupt individuals in Nigeria.
Plaintiff further avers that as a result of his exceptional career, he has
received several awards and commendations from organizations across the world
and is recognized by international organizations as a leading light on
Nigeria’s fight against corruption.
Plaintiff further avers that in its Daily Sun Newspaper of Thursday, 8th October,
2015, the Defendant falsely and maliciously caused to be printed and published
the following words of and concerning the Plaintiff:
“N1TRN LOOTED FUNDS LAMORDE, EFCC BOSS, IN SOUP”
Plaintiff further avers that at page 6 of its Daily Sun Newspaper of Thursday,
8th October, 2015, the Defendant falsely and maliciously caused to be
printed and published the following words of and concerning the Plaintiff as an
elaboration of the above stated headline:
“CHAIRMAN of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
(EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, is presently being investigated over allegations of
diversion of over N1 trillion from the sale of confiscated properties belonging
to convicted public officials including former governor of Bayelsa State,
Diepreye Alamieyesiegha and former Inspector General of Police, Tafa Balogun,
among many others.
Daily Sun gathered that the Presidency's searchlight had
actually been on the EFCC following complaints and reports that EFCC operatives
were notoriously letting some financial crimes suspects off the hook rather
than prosecute them.
The decision to launch a full-scale investigation, however,
started after one George Uboh appeared before the Senate Committee on Ethics,
Privileges and Public Petitions on August 23 where he alleged that
Lamorde dipped his hands into the said funds.
It was gathered that after his appearance at the Senate, the
Presidency picked interest in the matter and directed the Office of the
National Special Adviser (NSA) to commence investigations into the allegations.
A National Assembly source said thereafter, the NSA, Major
General Babagana Monguno (retd) reportedly swung into action.
"Series of complaints against Lamorde is his perceived
slack supervision of his operatives. There have been series of allegations that
operatives collect bribe from suspects and let them off the hook rather than
investigate allegations thoroughly.
"This investigation is not a witch-hunt...It is meant
to prove beyond reasonable doubt that they are no mere allegations but, they
are weighty enough to warrant presidential scrutiny."
In his petition to the Senate, Uboh said the fraud allegedly
perpetrated by Larmode dated back to his days as the Director of Operations of
the EFCC between 2003 and 2007, as well as an acting Chairman of the commission
between June 2007 and May 2008, when the then chairman of the anti-graft
agency, Mr. Nuhu Ribadu, was away for a course at the National Institute for
Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos.
Uboh, Chief Executive Officer of Panic Alert Security
Systems, a security firm, in his petition dated July 31 accused
Lamorde of some specific instances of under-remittance and non-disclosure of
proceeds of corruption recovered from criminal suspects, including Balogun and
He assured the Senate that he would produce
"overwhelming evidence" to back his claims against Lamorde.
Uboh also alleged that the EFCC had not accounted for
"offshore recoveries" and that "over hall of the assets seized
from suspects are not reflected in EFCC exhibit records."
The petitioner equally accused Lamorde of conspiring with
some EFCC officers and external auditors ''to operate and conceal a recovery
account in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and excluded the balances from
your audited financial statements between 2005 and 2011."
"Lamorde continues to conceal the details of the unsold
properties forfeited by both Tafa Balogun and DSP Alamieyeseigha despite
receiving rent revenues from some estate agents on the said properties,"
he further alleged.”
said words in their natural and ordinary meaning (by direct reference and
innuendos) meant and were understood to mean that:
(a) The Plaintiff
is a fraudulent and corrupt civil servant who engages in diversion of monies
belonging to the government.
(b) The Plaintiff
is a bad and corrupt leader who encourages his Operatives to collect bribes
(c) The Plaintiff
is a hypocrite whose fraudulent activities date back to 2003 when he was
Director of Operations of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Plaintiff avers that the libelous publication by the Defendant was widely circulated
and read by millions of people in the world and particularly in Nigeria where
the Plaintiff has several associates, friends, family and professional
Plaintiff avers that by reason of the publication of the words set out in
paragraphs 5 and 6 above and their import set out in paragraph 7, the Plaintiff
has been seriously injured in his character, credit, reputation and integrity
and had been brought to public scandal, odium and contempt and has suffered
10. The Plaintiff
further avers that immediately after the publication was released, he received
numerous telephone calls from professional colleagues, international donor
agencies, multinational organisations, relations, friends and religious leaders
expressing their utmost disgust and contempt at the Plaintiff’s alleged
disgraceful, unpatriotic and sacrilegious conducts and questioned the integrity
of the Plaintiff.
11. The Plaintiff
avers that the spurious allegations made by the Defendant are untrue and
actuated by malice with intent to malign and undermine the Plaintiff’s
PARTICULARS OF MALICE
(a) The allegations in the
publication are false and untrue.
(b) The Defendants did not
conduct any investigation into the truth of the allegations before publishing
(c) The Defendant did not offer
the Plaintiff any opportunity to respond to the allegations before publishing
(d) By publishing the allegations
in a sensational screaming headline, the Defendant evinced the intention to
malign the Plaintiff and drag his reputation in the mud.
12. The Plaintiff
avers that he has suffered tremendous damage to his reputation and if the
Defendant is not restrained, it will further publish injurious articles against
WHEREFORE, the Plaintiff claims against the Defendant as
1. The sum of N1,000,000,000.00
(One Billion Naira) only being damages for the words published of and concerning
the Plaintiff which are libelous by direct reference and innuendo contained at
the front page and page 6 of the Daily Sun of 8th October, 2015 titled ‘N1TRN
LOOTED FUNDS: LAMORDE, EFCC BOSS, IN SOUP’ and further elaborated upon at
page 6 of the said publication.
2. A retraction and an
unreserved apology by the Defendants for the words published of and concerning
the Plaintiff which are libelous and contained at the front page and page 6 of
the Daily Sun of 8th October, 2015 titled ‘N1TRN LOOTED FUNDS: LAMORDE,
EFCC BOSS, IN SOUP’ and further elaborated upon at page 6 of the said
publication and to be published with the same bold print and on the same front
page as the headline complained of.
3. AN ORDER OF PERPETUAL
INJUNCTION restraining the Defendant whether by itself, its agents,
privies or servants from further publishing or causing to be published any
libelous, injurious or defamatory words against the Plaintiff.
4. FOR SUCH FURTHER ORDER OR
OTHER ORDERS as this Honourable court may deem fit to make in the
circumstances of this case.