Cecilia Ibru’s son Rode Ibru dies at 34 (photos)

Former Oceanic Bank MD Cecilia Ibru lost her son Rode Ibru recently. Rode, a filmmaker, died in June and was buried two days ago. His brother Obaro Ibru & friends announced his passing on social media, eulogizing the man they called an amazing individual but they didn’t say how he died. His father is billionaire businessman Olorogun Michael Ibru. He’s survived by his parents and siblings. May his soul rest in peace, amen. More photos after the cut…

Rode was Obaro Ibru’s younger brother

IGBO COUPLE BUTCHERED AND SHOT IN FRONT OF THEIR KIDS IN KATSINA

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An Igbo business man, Chijoke Ngwu Ogbodo and his wife have been murdered in Katsina state by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

The late couple were killed in the presence of their children by the gunmen. Ogbodo who is a native of Nkanu local government in Enugu State was a prominent businessman in the state. He is the manufacturer of the popular Sir Benjik Pure Water.

Sources told Daily Post that the assassins clubbed the couple and butchered them with a machete before shooting them at a close range.

The Igbo community in Katsina have been gripped with fear and  thrown into deep mourning as a result of the killings. The assassination, reports say, appears to be a well-coordinated and targeted attacks on Igbos in the state.

Daily Post gathered that the corpses of the couple have been removed from their residence along Katsina Bypass and deposited at the government owned mortuary in the state.

Meanwhile, Igbo leaders in the state have expressed doubts over the Katsina state police command’s ability to bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to book, According to them, previous similar attacks have gone unresolved.

Britain blows £9m in foreign aid helping Nigerians to export ROCKS: Corrupt officials are filling containers with boulders instead of leather so they can pocket the money

  • Officials turn blind eye to international schemes when they go wrong
  • In some cases made poverty worse in country with UK taxpayers’ money
  • A total of £250million of British money is given to Nigeria every year

Britain has squandered millions of pounds in aid money to fund a project in Nigeria designed to boost leather exports – but has instead seen corrupt officials shipping rocks overseas.

An investigation found that taxpayers’ money was being wasted on schemes that the Department for International Development (Dfid) turned a blind eye to if they went wrong and actually in some cases made poverty worse in the country.

A watchdog also claimed Dfid beefed up its achievements on projects to make them sound more successful than they were.

Blistering attack: MP Margaret Hodge accused the department of a ‘terrible waste of money’ after paying billions to ‘expensive consultants with massive mark ups’ rather than have their own in-house workers

Blistering attack: MP Margaret Hodge accused the department of a ‘terrible waste of money’ after paying billions to ‘expensive consultants with massive mark ups’ rather than have their own in-house workers

And in a blistering attack on the waste of taxpayers’ money, MP Margaret Hodge accused the department of a ‘terrible waste of money’ after paying billions to ‘expensive consultants with massive mark ups’ rather than have their own in-house workers.

A total of £250million of British money is given to Nigeria every year.

But a File on Four probe for BBC Radio 4 investigation found that £9million had been spent on a programme designed to strengthen the meat and leather sector in northern Nigeria.

A table showed that in 2010 there was a 700 per cent increase in leather exports – the bulk of which went to Italy.

But a consultant, known as Tom, said this was ‘impossible’ and that rocks were being exported instead of leather.

He said: ‘Over invoicing is fairly simple but the level of this scam, I gather from talking to people in the industry internationally is that the 2010 figures would have required tens of millions of animals to be slaughtered in that one year -an impossibility.

‘So what you do is ship empty containers full of rocks, get someone in customs to sign off that they are official exports without checking their contents, get some paperwork done in the importing country and then collect up some unbankable cash that needs cleaning so to speak and send it back to Nigeria where the government pays you an extra 30 per cent for your laundry work and issues you with a trade able foreign currency certificate.

A watchdog also claimed Dfid (headquarters pictured) beefed up its achievements on projects to make them sound more successful than they were.

A watchdog also claimed Dfid (headquarters pictured) beefed up its achievements on projects to make them sound more successful than they were.

‘The funds are now as white as snow and fully legal. You don’t even need to export the leather.’

He said Dfid had been warned about the scam but said those who warned them ‘got the feeling that Dfid would rather have not been told’.

He added: ‘The guys in the project were very disillusioned, I mean you can imagine, they have just uncovered a fraud worth £2billion dollars… and nobody wants to do anything about it.

‘Why spend £9m of taxpayer’s money to help an important industry in a country when there is this level of basic theft going on.’

A Dfid spokesman said: ‘We have a zero tolerance approach to corruption and where there are concerns we take swift and robust action.’

Figures also showed Coffee International, who run several Dfid-funded projects, saw a 30 per cent increase on their profits last year to over £4.7 million.

Adam Smith International, based in London, made over £10m in profits after tax – a 50 per cent increase on the previous year, according to its latest accounts.

The profit more than doubled in four years and the directors shared over £800,000, with one receiving over £275,000.

One contractor, who has worked in aid sector for 30 years, said they were making huge profits on the daily rate they charged Dfid for each of their workers.

The employee would be paid around a £500 daily rate, but the consultancy firm would charge £700 – making a profit of £200 per day per employee.

They might charge £150 for a field officer per day – but it would only cost them about £40 because they would pay his salary in local currency.

New Music DJ led : ROUTE 77 Rihanna ft, Wande Cole, Patorankin, Olamide, Kefchild ( prod by @NaijaKaka)

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Dj LED premiers the first single of his Naija Electro album titled Route 77 which he feature Rihanna, Wande Cole, Patorankin, Olamide, Kefchild  produced  by @NaijaKaka, download listen and re share

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Breaking News! $86,000 fraud: Music star, Mandators remanded in Kirikiri Prison…Dragged to court as Police writes US Embassy

Breaking News! $86,000 fraud: Music star, Mandators remanded in Kirikiri Prison...Dragged to court as Police writes US Embassy

By CHIKA CHIMEZIE

Few days after your leading and reliable online newspaper http://www.daylight.ng exclusively reported that Nigeria-born US based Reggae star, Victor Essiet famously known as Mandators was arrested by the men of the Lagos State Police Command, for allegedly duping a Lagos business man and boss of Aurum Group, Mr. Maurice Etim, the sum of $86, 000, the messy case has taken a new dimension.

Reliable information reaching us has it that the embattled musician, who was arrested last Saturday morning in Akwa-Ibom and flown to the Lagos Police Command that same day, was arraigned at the Ikeja Magistrate Court 1, on Monday, June 29, for using a fictitious company in the US to commit fraud.

He was later remanded at the Kirikiri Maximum Prison, Lagos, for failing to meet his bail conditions.

In fact, Daylight.ng can authoritatively and exclusively report that the disgraced star is currently in Kirikiri Prison, while waiting for his bail conditions to be perfected.

Daylight.ng learnt that Essiet’s bail conditions include: two sureties, who must be landlords in Lagos and willing to deposit N5m bonds each alongside original copies of their CoO.

Meanwhile, Mandators international passport was also confiscated and deposited with the court’s registrar. He was also warned to desist from travelling outside Lagos.

Meanwhile, an insider hinted Daylight.ng that the Lagos State Police Command, had officially written the US Embassy, notifying them that the entertainer is in their custody for alleged fraudulent act and not kidnapped as erroneously insinuated earlier in some quarters.

Agony and tears for England’s Lionesses as they crash out of Women’s World Cup

Agony and tears for England’s Lionesses as they crash out of Women’s World Cup after defender Laura Bassett scores a freak own goal in injury time to put Japan through to the final

England crash out of Women’s World Cup 2015 after Laura Bassett's own goal

Laura Bassett, 31, (pictured left and centre) had to be helped from the field by her teammates following a surprise own goal in the final minute of injury time against Japan which saw England crash out of the tournament. two soft penalties in the first half saw England go into half time at 1-1 with the reigning world champions, and they looked like winning the match in the second 45 minutes. However, all their good work was cruelly undone in the dying seconds of the game after Bassett attempted to block a dangerous cross, only to chip the ball over her own keeper. Pictured bottom right: England manager Mark Sampson holds his head in despair.

Performing Live #Gospel On The Beat & @KEFCHILD @ #The Abuja BBQ Carnival (July 4th 2015)

#ABC2015 just got bigger with the trend , award winning producer and artiste Gospel-On-The-Beat, and the newest kid on the block +KEFCHILD OLUWA  @keffchild  are  billed to perform at the star studded, Abuja bbq carnival. it is a one day exhibition of exquisite grill spots, eateries etc within the FCT scheduled to hold at Tobix gardens opposite Alibert furniture beside Next cash and carry superstores on the 4th of July 2015. It is a carnival of standard which is designed and planned to be an essential platform for sales of grills, edibles and exclusive drinks
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