Friday, 26 February 2016


The UEFA Europa league draw for round of 16 has seen two of the more fiercest rivals in English football history squaring up in the round. Liverpool who was beaten home and away by Manchester United in the premier league will have the chance of getting their own pinch of blood as they would be entertaining United in the first leg of the round.
Premiership surprise team of the season, Tottenham Hotspur will also be tested with a trip to the Bundesliga giants, Borussia Dortmund. Other pairings includes; Villarreal vs Bayer Leverkusen, Bilbao vs Valencia in an all Spanish affairs...

"Our Dad Accommodated A Pastor, But He Impregnates My Two Sisters" Boy narrates his family ordeal

Policemen from the Oko-Oba division in Ojokoro Local Council Development Area of Lagos State last Sunday February 21st arrested the General Overseer of the Victorious Sacred Solemn Healing and Deliverance Ministry, Prophet Oluwaseyi Idowu, for allegedly impregnating two sisters.

According to The Nation, the pastor was invited to set up his church and manage a flat in the two sisters’ father’s compound when he had accommodation problems in Agege.
He moved in and started having an amorous relationship with the sisters. One of their brothers narrated what happened. He said;
“I and my brothers bought my father a two-storey building in Ogunsola close, Abule-Egba and at that time, Pastor Oluwaseyi had rent issues. My father allowed him to set up his church in his compound and also manage a flat. We never knew that was the beginning of our problems.

The pastor held several vigils to create awareness and public attention. As time went on, he invited people to stay in the church and from the church they moved into the main house. Occupants left the house for the pastor’s people to move in and they lived there without paying a kobo. Months later, the pastor said he wanted to marry my 20-year-old sister, a virgin, who just graduated from secondary school.
We never knew he had been sleeping with her for months before then. Recently, we found out that he also impregnated my 25-year-old sister who has been indoors for the past nine months. I called my elder brother who told me to report the case to the police. It was at the police station we found out that he intended to sell our building to build a new church elsewhere.”.

Breaking News: At Last Supreme Court Okays Rev King To Die By Hanging

After almost seven years of running from judgment, the Supreme Court has okayed the convicted General-Overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly, Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, a.k.a Rev. King, to die by hanging. In a unanimous judgment this afternoon, a seven-man panel of Justices ‎of the apex court led by Justice Walter Onnoghen, upheld the death sentence that was earlier handed to Ezeugo by the Lagos state high court. Consequently, the court in its lead verdict that was delivered by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, dismissed the appeal the convicted clergy lodged before it. 

Justice Ngwuta who noted that “the ‎facts of the case could have been lifted from horror film”, resolved all the 12 issues Ezeugo raised in his appeal against him. “This appeal has no merit. The judgement of the court of appeal is hereby affirmed. The prison sentence that was earlier handed to the appellant is no longer relevant in view of the death sentence passed on him”, Justice Ngwuta held. It will be recalled that Ezeugo was convicted and sentenced to death by hanging on January 11, 2007, for the alleged murder of his church member, Ann Uzoh.

 He was arraigned on September 26, 2006 on a six-count charge of attempted murder and murder. The charge against him was at the instance of the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions. During the trial, the prosecution had argued that the convict poured petrol on the diseased, Uzor and five others. Uzoh died on August 2, 2006, exactly 11 days after the incident. In her judgment, trial Justice Joseph Oyewole who is now a Justice of the Court of Appeal at Calabar, said there was sufficient evidence linking the accused person to the commission of the crime. Consequently, Justice Oyewole convicted and sentenced Ezeugo to 20 years imprisonment for the attempted murder and death by hanging for the offence of murder. Dissatisfied with the judgment, Ezeugo took the case before the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal. The condemned clergy, in his notice of appeal dated January 16, 2007, prayed the appellate court to set aside the judgment. Aside 16 grounds of appeal he raised through his lawyer, Mr.

 Olalekan Ojo, he was subsequently granted leave to argue additional 16 grounds based an amended notice of appeal he filed on June 15, 2008. Ojo argued that his client did not commit the crime and was not at the scene of the incident. He insisted that the deceased, Uzoh, had in two statements she made after the incident and before her death, stated that she got burnt in a generator accident and that the cleric was not responsible for her injuries.

 Ojo said the Investigating Police Officer, IPO, had tendered statements which stated that Ezeugo was not responsible for the burns that led to Uzoh’s death. He alleged that the trial Judge refused to admit in evidence, the statements he said exonerated Ezeugo of the crime. The lawyer further contended had those “vital exhibits” been admitted rather than expunged by the trial judge, they would have operated to cast serious doubt on the case of the prosecution

. He maintained that Justice Oyewole’s refusal to admit the exhibits in evidence “occasioned a great miscarriage of justice” against his client. Meanwhile, after due consideration of the case, a three-man panel of justices of the appellate court, in a lead judgment that was delivered by Justice Fatimo Akinbami, dismissed Ezeugo’s appeal and upheld the high court verdict. The other members of the appellate court panel that equally concurred with the lower court’s verdict were Justices Amina Augie and Ibrahim Saulawa. Determined to save his life, Rev Ezeugo lodged an appeal before the Supreme Court.

 His appeal was challenged by the Lagos state government which through its Attorney General, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem and Director of Public Prosecutions, Mrs. Idowu Alakija, urged the apex court to dismiss it and uphold the concurrent verdicts of the two lower courts.

During his time in prison, Rev. King leaves like a king he calls himself. Many times he has had revivals with his members using the different technological devices that allowed him convene such. but with this latest development, it seems there would be no where to hid for him again.

Exit Of An Icon: Amb. Buzopat's Dad Takes A Heroic Bow As A Legend

Hon. Barr .(Sir) Linus Mbaso (KSQ ) was a legal luminary, avid community developer, a phenomenal philanthropist, a member of the old Anambra State House of Assembly under his Excellency Chief Jim ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo from 1979- 83 and represented Nnewi south west constituency.

He had a charismatic disposition, a towering figure with sufficient mass, handsome and attractive complexion, MBASO has an  undiluted emotional intelligence and verbal agility with capacity to solve problem, meet challenges and create values.
Hon Barrister Mbaso the Eze Ifekaibeya 1 and Ochubalu Enyi Zugbuo Agu 1 of Ozubulu's sun set at dawn. His life and times was one of a lesson in pragmatism, determination, dexterity, creativity, astuteness, integrity and Godliness. These virtues combined to make him an institution and a genius in the court of law.

Until his death, Ambassador Mbaso was the oldest practicing lawyer in Nnewi Judicial division, the Chairman Anambra State Rent Tribunal (Nnewi zone.) The Chairman Nigeria Bar Association of his zone for numerous years.

An Iroko has indeed fallen, every where the echoes are heard, as a knight of Service and Quality- he was one of those who create something out of nothing and leave a mark for posterity to follow and prosperity will forever remember him for this. He was a legend distinguished by universal love for generosity, humanity and philanthropy.
He spearheaded the bringing of both customary and magistrate court to his home town, he attracted the mythological institute to his town and the Ozubulu modern market to mention but a few.

Hon. Barr. Sir Mbaso (KSQ) was everything to everyone , the total definition of Jack of all trade master of all, a Footballer, a Soldier, a Boxer, the law himself, a political war lord, a High chief, a community patriarch and a meeting point of all sides.
Widely admired and loved by his people, he was married to his heart-throb, academically charming, attractive and lovely wife lady (Mrs) Mary Mbaso and was blessed with amazing children who are forces to reckon with in the society; amongst his children are Hon. Owelle Onyeka Mbaso , the Senior Special Adviser to Anambra State Governor on political matters, Amb. (Mrs) Chibuzo Patrick (FCGM) MD/CEO of Meljenstin group of services, Barr. Amaka Mbaso  Company secretary and head of legal of a Multinational SET PLC Company, Mrs Salome Robert Principal Tai Solarin Secondary School, Mr Anolue Mbaso Trained ICT guru and Mrs Nkiru Ukpong Industrial Manager Dublin..

Speaking with Amb. Buzopat who is yet to come to terms with the reality, the astute woman said,  "while leaving my Dad on the night of his demise between the hours of 10pm, it never occurred to me that i was getting the last glimpse of a person i adored so much.
Then by 3am the words i dreaded, feared and never expect comes "your daddy is no more": like an arrow it hits first in the head,  then the heart, slowly the pains sinks into the bones,  my organs and my skin like a bullet ricocheting around a steel cavern. One moment i was jisting and cracking jokes with my dad, few hours later i was looking at him dead, i felt strange, helpless and shocked but looking at his legacies, i thank God for a life well spent".
According to the family, burial arrangement will be announced very soon. May the soul of the legal luminary and icon of irreparable lost rest in perfect peace Amen.