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News Flash:Fresh Bomb Blast in Jalingo,3 Feared Dead

Published April 30, 2012 by luchidotcom

A bomb have gone off in Taraba state,close to the police head quarters, this morning.The bomb was said to have been targeted at the commissioner of police convoy.

Three feared dead. Road side shop owners and okada riders are said to be greatly affected by the blast.

A section of the state Ministry of Finance was also blown off by the blast. Police have condoned off the area.
Nigeria Red Cross Society are currently administering first aid to the injured.

Just yesterday,being a Sunday,Bayero university kano was attacked.
The attack was targeted at worshipers who had gathered at the university’s lecture theatre for sunday service.

Two professors plus at least 15 have been confirmed dead from yesterdays attack.

Today’s bomb blast would be the second attack this week.

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Opinion Article on ThisDay Bomb Blast:Should Security Agents Be Talking to the Press on Forensic Leads?

Published April 28, 2012 by luchidotcom

When I saw the news on the fresh lead found on Thisday bomb blast incident in Abuja,I was ecstatic and yes I should because as I mentioned in my earlier article,Nigeria has never had much in terms of forensic analysis/investigation.

But with this new found knowledge of the Nigerian investigative system came another question;was it really necessary going public with this fresh lead?

I am a huge fan of investigative novels and movies and one vital ingredient to a crime scene is forensic, another is information and one’s ability to shut up.

The first quality our security agents have just discovered while they are yet to understand the implications of not being able to keep their gobs shut about informations gathered in an on going investigation.

Twin bomb blast went off on thursday in two different states of the federation,by saturday its all over the news that the bombers cell phone has been found in the car he used to attack.

Now lets take a look at this case from different angles:

Suicide bombers are known not to take any accessory or whatsoever that could link the crime to them or their group.
In which case the car and phone may not even be his.He may have stolen it just before the attack; before the owner lodges a complaint with the Nigerian Police Force-criminals do know the importance of good timing.

Now on the other hand,if this breed of terrorists are stupid enough to attack in a car that belong to any member of the terrorist group and even displayed some amount stupidity by handling a cell phone.

Do our security agents really have to go to press with this new information?They have disclosed how green they are to forensic investigation.

If you are an avid reader of crime stories- and off course there would always be forensic analysts and head of the investigative team addressing the press-the answer is and always will be some thing along the line of “yes we do have a lead but its too early to conclude just yet”. They don’t blow off their lead(s) for the press to publish in their dailies.

Now that is the kind of intelligence I was expecting from our own security agents.Not blowing off their own trumpet to the press at the slightest opportunity they get.

This information is now public,no thanks to our over zealous investigative team,pray tell what edge do they have in this case?

I can see the cowardly Boko Haram sect taking precautionary measures.And you bet they won’t be broadcasting what it is unlike our green rookies.

Forensic investigation and analysis,hoarding of information in a high profile crime case like should not be taken lightly.It is the only weapon wield by the investigator and shouldn’t be released at any cost until the time is right.

And this is definitely not the time right time.

Whitney Houston died,for example, but forensic report on her death wasn’t released the next day. They had to do a clean job first in order to have an impeccable result.

Just imagine if after all said and done the cell phone didn’t belong to the bomber! How embarrassing that would turn out to be!

Come to think of it,have they condoned off the premises of ThisDay and every other crime scene related to the bomb blast? At least for the time being.

I would advise that they smarten up and do their jobs properly. Many lives depend on it.

NEW LEAD OPENS ON “THISDAY” BOMBER:CELL PHONE DISCOVERED

Published April 28, 2012 by luchidotcom

The cell-phone of the suicide bomber that attacked the office of ThisDay in the Jabi area of Abuja on Thursday have been discovered.

The charred phone was among the items that were picked up by security agents, who examined the remnants of the Isuzu Sports Utility Vehicle used by the bomber in carrying out his deadly mission.

Apart from the phone, bomb fragments and other clues were extracted from the wreckage of the vehicle for forensic analysis.

A forensic analysis of the SIM card content would be done to provide clues to the identity of the bomber and the conversations that he might have had with his accomplices and sponsors before setting out for his target.

That is if the SIM card hasn’t been totally damaged from the inferno.

The government was said to be disappointed with the security agencies over Thursday’s twin attacks on the offices of the This Day and The Moment newspapers, especially the attack on Abuja, which showed that security in Abuja was not as water-tight as the security chiefs had claimed.

How disappointing since SSS and NASS received intel on impending attacks on FCT via the US Embassy in Abuja.

Nigeria has never being much for Forensic investigation so this is a welcomed development.

FLASH:Bomb Blast in Abuja, Kaduna

Published April 26, 2012 by luchidotcom

A bomb have gone off in the This Day office Abuja.Fire service men and Paramedics are currently at the scene giving treatment to the injured.No statistics on the number of people injured or dead yet.

Ten minutes later another explosion was heard.This time
on a building close to This Day News Paper office, Kaduna.10 people confirmed dead at the time of this report.

More details and pictures soon

Angelina Jolie Shows Off Her Blingy Engagement Rock!!

Published April 23, 2012 by luchidotcom

A glowing Angelina Jolie was all smiles as she stepped out of the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles showing off her new 16-carat diamond engagement ring.

The “Changeling” actress was all smiles and radiant as she waved to cameras looking very thrilled about her engagement to mega-star and longtime beau, Brad Pitt.

Rumors are flying regarding the Jolie-Pitt wedding, which is being compared to the Royal engagement held in 2011. The largest betting company in Europe, Ireland’s Paddy Power, gave Versace 5-2 odds that the 36-year-old actress would choose the designer for her wedding dress.

“There is little doubt that the Brad and Angelina wedding will be the showbiz story of the year,” a Paddy spokesman said in an interview with E!. “With both the media and the public already speculating on every element of the wedding, we thought it was only fair that we offered our customers the chance to bet on it.”

Other hopefuls include Max Azria, Giorgio Armani, Elie Saab and British brand Amanda Wakeley.

Well Americans are as sweet as they are weird,lol. Betting over whose designer brand a celebrity couple gets to wear!!

Can’t wait to see who wins!

Am Not Convinced Tupac is Dead–Suge Knight

Published April 23, 2012 by luchidotcom

Well this is what you get when you raise a dead man to perform live.

A re-animated ‘hologram’ performance of Tupac at Coachella have raised fresh controversies surrounding the rap icon’s death.

Black Kapital Records Founder and CEO Suge Knight, 47 recently appeared on 93.5 KDay in L.A. with Tattoo and Cee Cee on Friday Morning (April 20).

He says;

There is a VERY good chance Tupac Shakur is alive and well and hiding. The reason why the police never found Tupac’s murderer could be because there was no murder to begin with. “Maybe the question is … Pac’s not really dead … pac’s somewhere else,”

This is getting more interesting.

Nobody seen Tupac. dead… The person who supposedly cremated Tupac … this guy got about 3 million dollars .. personally from me … cash … and next thing I know I never heard from the guy or seen him again … he retired and left.”</b

These and many more controversies have being raised continually since he passed on 15 years ago.

Tupac was riding in a car with Suge Knight when their convoy was attacked in a drive and stop shooting carried out by unknown men who have yet to be arrested till this day.

During the attack Suge was shot in the head while Tupac was shot a rumored 4-7 times at close range.

After Tupac was pulled out of the car his bodyguards explaining what happened said; Tupac complained of not being able to breathe,then he took one deep breath and gave up the ghost.

There is also another version where it was said Tupac was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.

A female witness, who was watching the scene of the incident,argued that Tupac was taken to the hospital by an helicopter not by an ambulance

Many argue that his death was orchestrated and argues further that if you listen to the lyrics of his songs he actually predicted his death in most of them.

There is another version of the story that says after he was taken to the hospital his doctors confirmed that he would survive the injuries but six days later the world was shocked to hear of his death.

Soon after his death, his latest album at the time, 7 day theory was released which he blows out many lyrics that referenced the days leading up to his “death.” Tupac often spoke on being resurrected and coming back to surprise his enemies.

Tupac is said to have had a life insurance in the event he died. His mother, Afeni Shakur reportedly have not collected the money to this date. Why ? Is it because she knows her son, Tupac is not dead and collecting life insurance from a person who is not dead is fraud.

What are your thoughts?Do you think Tupac is actually alive and hiding somewhere?

Happy Birthday to The world’s Oldest Man Who Turned 115 on Thursday

Published April 20, 2012 by luchidotcom

Happy Birthday to the world’s oldest man, who turned 115 on Thursday!

Japan’s Jirouemon Kimura lives in the western city of Kyotango and celebrated at home.

Although he’s not able to move around much these days, spending most of his time in bed, he always makes it a point to eat three meals with this family on a daily basis, Timeslive.com reports.

Kimura’s birthday is April 19, 1897, and he has seven children, five of them who are currently living. With that being said, Kimura has 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

The world’s oldest man worked up until he was 90, and endured a 38-long career at a local post office. When he retired from the post office, he farmed.

The Daily Mail reports that Kimura said “It is a great honour, and words alone cannot describe my feelings,” that he’s the world’s oldest man, after the former record holder passed away last week. “I take it as a sign from heaven and am deeply moved,” he said.

Kimura said one of his secrets is that he doesn’t eat to where he is full, stopping when he’s around 80 percent full.

The world’s oldest person is reportedly Besse Cooper, whose birthday is on August 26, 1896.

Culled from the Celebrity Cafe