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1  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Photo: 9 Fake soldiers arrested in Lagos on: 22-05-2014 03:27AM

Lagos State Police Command has arrested nine fake soldiers in the state, accusing them of using military uniforms to perpetrate crimes.

According to the police, the suspects – John Henry, Israel Amuzu, Joseph Jidai, Peter Azubuike, Obi Chinyere, Oha Paul, Sulaiman Rahman, Hammed Gbadamosi and Oguntamu Abiola – were arrested in the Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area and other places while providing security for churches and vehicles.
They were paraded in the command headquarters in Ikeja on Tuesday.

One of them, Henry, said he made N3,000 on a daily basis from posing as a military man.
The 30-year-old indigene of Kaduna State, who is married with three children, explained that joblessness and the need to cater for his family forced him into parading himself as a soldier.

He said, “I got the military uniform from a friend who is a soldier. He left it for me when he was redeployed to another state. I was using the uniform to escort commercial drivers plying Mile 2 to the Oshodi area. These drivers give me about N3,000 on a daily basis.
“I actually want to join the military. That is why I wear the uniform, and I am ready to work in any part of the country.”

Another suspect, Jidai, an indigene of Maiduguri, Borno State, said he obtained the uniform from a soldier friend who was dismissed from the service recently.

“He sold it to me for N9,000 before he travelled. I am actually a member of the Man O’War. I wore the uniform to escort commercial drivers and I was given about N2,000 daily,” Jidai said.However, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Umar Manko, warned that the police would not allow anyone to use military uniforms to perpetrate crimes.

He said, “All of them claimed to be members of the Man O’ War, but I do not know what Man O’ War members are doing in military uniforms. We arrested some of them who claimed to be working for the Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area. While some fake soldiers were providing security for churches, others were escorting vehicles around Lagos.

“The fact is that none of them has ever served in the military. Many of them said they bought these uniforms in the market, but we would not allow anyone to use any uniform to perpetrate crimes here. Most of the crimes that were reported around the FESTAC area were perpetrated by these men who put on military uniforms. That is why we decided to put a stop to that.”

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2  Forum / The Buzz Central / Nigerian Telecomm Companies Spend $2 Billion On Celebrity Endorsements. Find Out on: 21-05-2014 11:27PM

According to ENCOMIUM Weekly the four major telecoms giants, MTN, Glo, Airtel and Etisalat have invested about N2 billion in signing up Nigerian stars of music and film as brand ambassadors.
In the celeb endorsement game MTN & Glo are the front runners with 21 ambassadors each. Etisalat has 6, while Airtel has 1. Glo expended over N600 million on their current ambassadors, MTN N500 million, Etisalat, N 190 million and Airtel, N30 million.  In 2010, P-Square broke the bank when Globacom scooped them up as brand ambassadors with an endorsement deal reportedly worth N240m.
Back in 2007 Glo signed on a host of Nollwood actors and actresses like Chioma Akpotha, Desmond Elliot, Uche Jumbo, Mike Ezuruonye, Ini Edo, Ramsey Nouah, Monalisa Chinda, Rita Dominic, Funke Akindele, Kunle Afolayan, Van Vicker and Odunlade Adekola. Each deal was worth between N10 million and N25 million.


Genevieve Nnaji – Etisalat Brand Ambassador signed on for reported N100 Miliion


Wizkid signing his MTN contract


Mike Ezuronye Airtel Ambassador

Airtel has only one celeb brand ambassador – Nollywood actor Mike Ezuronye.

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3  Forum / The Buzz Central / Wizkid Takes It Back To Where He Grew Up –The Hood Of Shitta, Surulere for Video on: 21-05-2014 11:17PM
Earlier today Wizkid took it back his hood of Shitta in Surulere, Lagos which is where he grew up. Wizzy was there to shoot a new video.
Hefty looking men clamoured to have their picture taken with 23 year old pop star who was all smiles being back at home and the pride of Surulere.

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4  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: CONGRATULATIONS: Chika Ike Graduates From Film School In Los Angeles on: 21-05-2014 11:04PM
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