It’s not only about big penis in sex, know what women want.

Researchers at the Kinsey institute note that…

• Bigger size penises are not always better, instead women expect penis size to match penetration.

• Women love penis size of between 5.5 inches and six inches when fully erect.

• Women pay attention to girth over length. Penis girth can be defined as the thickness of a male penis when it is fully erect.

• Throughout the history of mankind, females prefer human males who are well-endowed.

• What matters most is how to use the penis properly to achieve maximum sensation leading to a woman’s orgasm.

• Both increases in length and girth play a crucial role when it comes to satisfying a woman, sexually of course.

• Bigger penis girth gives both strength and consistency of the penis.

• When the penis is making its entry into the vagina, it hits a wider area that holds sensitive nerve endings resulting in a much intense sensation for orgasm.

• The tighter it gets into the vaginal walls, the more pressure it has to stimulate the nerve endings.

• The first three inches deep into the vaginal entrance wall considered the most sensitive area.

• The bigger the penis can fill the vaginal walls, the better sexual sensation it offers.

• Men with an average size penis are preferable when it comes to proper stimulation of the sensitive nerve endings of the vagina.

• Varying the techniques of penetration such as angles and changing sexual positions are also both important.

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Police stop woman from jumping into Lagos lagoon

The woman being led into waiting van

A woman who was about to jump into the Lagos Lagoon was rescued by the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command Friday morning.

According to the woman, she was pushed to committing suicide in order to put an end to her constant sleeplessness and shame occasioned by her indebtedness to three Swiss textile dealers.

The Police reported that 58-year-old Taiwo Momoh, who lives in Lekki and a textile dealer in Lagos Island, had pulled off her shoes,  wrapper and was about jumping into the lagoon when the officers rescued her.

She explained that her problem started sometime in 2015 when a Bureau de Change dealer stole the N18.7m she wanted to pay her foreign creditors with.

She said the creditors had given her Swiss textiles worth several millions of naira, noting that she had maintained good relationship with them for more than 15 years.

Her condition, she added, became compounded when robbers invaded her shop in Lagos Island, carting away most of the textiles that were left in the shop.

She emphasised that most of the time, she had been having sleepless nights and seeing the ‘ghosts’ of the creditors whenever she was alone.

Momoh, being a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, alleged that it was also difficult for her to see the pastor of her parish.

Lagos state commissioner of police Fatai Owoseni with Taiwo Momoh

She said on several occasions, she had attempted to see her parish pastor to identify with her problem and for the church to help her raise money to meet her Swiss creditors in order to assure them that she would pay their money.

She noted that she was only allowed to see the second-in-command, which yielded no fruits.

Momoh said, “Added to all these, my first son, whom I felt would stand by me and console me, abandoned me. By the time I’m gone, maybe he would come around and inherit what is left.

“I don’t want to use my debt and death to disturb anybody. I was in the shop this morning. I have looked everywhere and estimated what is there.

“I think, with my house, a bungalow, those I am leaving behind can still live comfortably. I want to go and meet God. This world is empty.

“I won’t because I want to get rich join cult group. I go my way and I don’t socialise unnecessarily.

“I was a Muslim, I have, because of this problem, been jumping from one faith to the other.

“The problem is too much for me to bear. I want to go back to God.

“That is why I have dressed very simply. I am ready to meet Him. If He cannot address my problem on earth, let me go back to Him.”

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See the Westminster bomber and some facts about him

Khalid Masood

Few facts about the westminster bomber that claimed 5 lives so far in a terrorist attack in United Kingdom

Five people died and 50 are injured following a terror attack near the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday.

The man shot dead by police after he ploughed a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge killing three people before storming the Parliamentary estate and stabbing Pc Keith Palmer to death has now been named as Khalid Masood.

Here’s everything we know about the Westminster terrorist.

Burly body-building enthusiast Khalid Masood, 52, was born in Dartford in Kent on Christmas Day 1964. His mother Janet Ajao gave birth when she was just 17 years old and brought him up as Adrian Russell Ajao.

The married father-of-three spent years moving round the country – and the prison system – with a host of different identities, including Adrian Elms.

He was most recently based in the West Midlands and had a history of violent knife crime, converting to Islam after years of criminality.

When Masood was two years old, his mother, now 69, married Philip and they brought him up in a £300,000 house in the seaside town of Rye, East Sussex.

Then, two decades later, they moved to Tunbridge Wells, Kent, where they lived with Masood’s half-brothers, Alex and Paul. Paul lives in Banbury, Oxfordshire where he runs florist and fabric companies.

Mrs Ajao now lives with Philip in the Welsh-speaking village of Trelech in rural Carmarthenshire where she sells textile goods that she sews.

Over the past five or six years, Masood, his wife, aged 39, and their young children, have been on the move. He lived for more than two years until 2013 in Luton, where Anjem Choudary, an influential preacher now in jail for terror offences, had been a regular and often mob-handed visitor.

From Luton, Masood and his family moved to Forest Gate in east London where neighbours said he frequented a mosque in nearby Leyton. At some stage Masood’s wife had moved to a new property on the site of the Olympic Village. A property there was raided by police on Wednesday night.

In the past year, Masood and his family moved to Birmingham to a block of flats at Quayside in Winson Green. It is not clear why they moved there, but that property was also raided by anti-terror police following the attack.

Did he have previous convictions?

Yes, he was known to police and had several previous convictions across 20 years, although he had never been convicted of any terrorism offences. His first conviction was in November 1983 for criminal damage when he was 18.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: “He was known to police and has a range of previous convictions for assaults, including GBH, possession of offensive weapons and public order offences.”

Wounded but later died

What was the most serious?

In July 2000, aged 35, Masood snapped and slashed a man across the face with a knife after an argument that had “racial overtones”. He was living in the quiet Sussex village of Northiam when in he attacked cafe owner Piers Mott in the face with a knife.

Hove Crown Court heard that the attack left Masood and his young family “ostracised” in the village. He had been in conflict with his victim before.

After leaving the pub, in which he argued with his victim, Masood lost his temper and slashed seat covers in Mott’s car. When Mott arrived at his car, Masood waved the knife at him and caught his face, leaving him needing more than 20 stitches.

The court heard at the time that Masood had consumed four pints during the afternoon and had the knife because he was decorating his daughter’s bedroom. Judge Charles Kemp sentenced Masood – then Elms – to two years in prison.

Pictured in school

Three years later, and now out of jail, Masood was accused of stabbing a man in the nose in Eastbourne, leaving him needing cosmetic surgery.  He was sent back to jail for another six months for possession of an offensive weapon.

What else do we know about him?

By 2005 he was working in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, teaching workers at the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in Jeddah, according toThe Sun, which says it obtained a copy of Masood’s CV.

In the CV he is said to describe himself as “British”, “friendly and approachable” and a good listener and the document reportedly claims he had a economics degree. He apparently began in sales and was later promoted to manager at Aaron Chemicals in Bodiam, East Sussex.

In 2004 he is understood to have married a Muslim, Farzana Malik. It is unclear what became of their marriage and whether Masood converted to Islam at the time. In the same year,The Sun reports, Masood’s CV claims he gained a TESOL certificate, allowing him to teach English to foreigners.

In spring 2009, Masood reportedly returned from Saudi Arabia to the UK. After a five-month gap, he is said to have joined a TEFL college in Luton as a “senior English teacher.

When was he radicalised?

No one knows exactly. Masood served time in Lewes jail, East Sussex, Wayland prison in Norfolk, and Ford open prison, West Sussex. It is quite likely he was radicalised during a spell in jail.

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Can you buy this bicycle for $39,000 (pics)


Having already conquered the road with its nearly 1,500 horsepower Chiron, Bugatti has seemingly decided to start spending its extremely valuable time working on other forms of conveyance. The company’s recent Chiron-inspired Niniette line of yachts is one of those projects, but at over $2 million it’s a pretty hard sell. The newest Bugatti spinoff isn’t nearly that expensive, and it’s not as absurdly decked out as a yacht or supercar, but you still probably won’t be able to afford it. It’s a bicycle, and it’s priced like an SUV.

Bugatti partnered with luxury bicycle manufacturer PG for the new road bike, and it’s not the first time the two have come together to release a bike with Bugatti branding. The bike is called simply the PG Bugatti Bike, and it shares a surprising amount of design language with the Chiron itself.


Like Bugatti’s supercars, the PG Bugatti Bike is built with generous helpings of carbon fiber. In fact, PG says that over 95% of the bike is carbon fiber, which helps keep the weight extremely low at less than 11 lbs. There’s also some other fancy technology built in, including a shock absorption bar and aerodynamic tubing.

There’s a couple of interesting — and even somewhat humorous — quirks about the bike, too, including the fact that you can have it customized to match your own Bugatti, which you definitely don’t have. You can add leather and special paint jobs as well, but even after you’ve customized the bike to your exact specifications, Bugatti says you shouldn’t actually ride it around town. Nope, the company notes that the bike “is a piece of sports equipment which is not intended to be used on public roads.” That’s a bit of a bummer, especially considering the previous PG Bugatti bicycle retailed at over $39,000. That’s an awful lot of money to spend on a bike you can’t ride around the block.

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Emir Sanusi: ‘The Praise Singers Of Buhari Are His Enemies Who’ll Destroy Him’

President Buhari left and Emir of Kano Sanusi

According to Emir Sanusi,the praise singers of Buhari’s administration are his true enemies.

Below is what he wrote and how Nigerians reacted…..

The Praise singers around the President MuhammaduBuhari are the real enemies of the government who could destroy his efforts.I feel sorry for the people in government because they are surrounded by enemies. T‎he President needed people who will tell him where he goes wrong. I‎ ‎knew power was transient, I spoke the truth during my time at the Central Bank of Nigeria, no matter the consequences. Some were afraid to speak out against evil because they were afraid of losing their jobs. All the people they were afraid of years ago, where are they today? For those who are still in power, remember that it is transient,‎ If you want to be a true Nigerian, tell the present government where they’re going wrong. A‎t the end of the day, this job, Central Bank, I’d leave it someday. I could die, or my tenure expires, or I’d be sacked. I had no control over it. But I have a control over how I live.

I wasn’t surprised about my suspension; I knew it would happen, because I had been called and asked to resign, and I said ‘no’. I was not going to make it easy for anyone. ‎My answer was simple. You asked me to resign for telling you money has been stolen. Ask the minister to resign first. Y‎ou forget that the person, either the President or the Governor, is also occupying a transient position. All the people that people were afraid of two, three years ago, where are they today? ‎Power is transient. The only thing that is permanent is what you do for people when you were alive. If you’re a Governor or a President or a Minister, it does not matter how much you have; you will be remembered for service, not the amount of money you have that you cannot even announce’.‎

Love turned sour? Sowore and Dino Melaye at logger heads (pic)

Sahara reporter owner Sowore and Melaye left

Check out the picture above, when Dino Melaye visited Sahara reporters office in New York. He met with Sowore and commended their good works. That was in 2014 when SR forgot about his sins. Now SR has remembered Dino for good.

The main gist

When Sahara Reporters got you they have gotten you. The love, sweet relationship between Sowore, Sahara Reporters and Dino Melaye which was once sweet and glorious has gotten sour like a bitter orange.

I could remember 2014/2015, during the Nigeria’s last general elections. I remembered how Dino faulted  GEJ (Goodluck Jonathan’s Government). They used media to weaken the administration. Sahara reporters was one of the media houses used to fight the then GEJ administration by Dino and his group that were campaigning for senatorial seat.

Sahara reporters were dishing out hard news from their stable against the then incompetent GEJ administration, including lies that at a time many believed the media house (Sahara Reporters) was a media angle of the APC. I could remember that Dino capitalized on that media ground, I guess he even built a special relationship with Sahara Reporters owner, Omoyele Sowore. They really messed up some top guns in GEJ administration. It looked as if Dino and his people were the waiting saints to get into power while the GEJ people were the devil incarnate.

Dino melaye went as far as visiting Sowore and the office of Sahara Reporters in New York. He commended their good works and gestures for exposing the lies and loopholes in GEJ’s administration.

He believed so much in Sahara reporters that he said everything concerning the media house, their stories are truths and facts. The love between Dino and Sahara reporters was overwhelming that the news media forgot about his sins and concentrated on GEJ’s people. No investigation on Dino and he managed to smile his way to the senate seat as he won the election.

How time flies and how things have changed. Sahara Reporters have remembered Dino Melaye and exposing  many secrets about him. Am sure Smart Adeyemi is silently watching and warming up. The once sweet love between Dino and SR has gone sour. And Sahara Reporters is a media house that never gives up till they get to the root of the matter.

They will continue digging  until they come up with something to tarnish the image . I have to give it to them (Sahara Reporters).

Presently, its #DinocertificateGate. Did Dino actually graduated from ABU Zaria in Geography department as first degree as he claimed?

Dino also claimed he had a degree in Harvard university and London school of Economics (LSE), but the two prestigious institutions have disowned him. LSE claimed there was no record on Dino melaye in the institution while Harvard claimed the senator only attended a one week seminar at the institution.

ABU Zaria that is yet to release a statement concerning the issue. All these exposures courtesy Sahara Reporters.

Sahara Reporters don remember Dino and na him matter dem go die put. Presently, Sahara Reporters are doing more investigations and Nigerians are waiting for more exposures. Well I wish Dino Melaye,  goodluck.

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A man who had gone through depression shared his experience

After the whole scenario and saga of the Dr. Oji Alllwell who took his life by jumping from 3rd mainland bridge, I had known and come to notice that life isn’t all about money and riches. Who would have thought that a young man of his age who is a Medical Doctor, own an SUV and a driver and might be living in a very comfortable house will commit suicide.

The whole internet was full with sympathy to the family, insults to the young man and many felt why will a young man who is a Medical Doctor and living comfortably will commit suicide. But the truth about it is if you haven’t suffered depression, false accusation and so many challenges in life you will think life is all about comfort, roses and possession of wealth.

My sad life and experience.

Sometime early last three year, 5th of Feb 2014 to be precise. I was falsely accused of something I do not know anything about to the extent I was blackmailed and filmed on another scenario to make the accusation look solid. The accuser accused me of trying to rape her who was my highly respected leader’s wife and this was arranged by her and her friend.

To cut the story short, I have a man I once called my leader who is highly influential both in business and politics and he really loved me and took me as his son. I even had a room in his house. But the wife never liked me because she had once asked me to have sex with her which I blatantly rejected and kept it secret within me. But her mind kept judging her that I might leak out this secret one day which I will never even do because I am the secretive type and nobody might believe me because of her innocent lifestyle. But she quickly played a smart one on me.

From how the whole film started. One morning she called me from my room (in the guest house) to come and help her fix something in her room. I was still with my night wear and went to her room straight with it. As I got there, she told me to remove my shirt that I will be climbing her closet to help her nail something. I did exactly as she instructed not knowing she have her own motives. After climbing the closet there was nothing there to nail and I told her everything is intact. She said she was hearing some noise so she thought maybe their was some loose somewhere. As I came down, she filmed me unknowingly with her phone as I was trying to wear my clothes. That was how everything started.

She connived with her friend and they both lied against me saying I once asked her out too. I denied everything and her husband believed me at some point because he knew right from time the woman never liked me but didn’t show full support of me because of the wife. My family and few of my friends were all with me at that point and they knew I can never do that not even with a married woman. She insisted that she will provide video clip for more prove and I was first to say she should do so, not knowing of what she have done earlier and edited some part of the video.

The whole story changed when she provided that video clip. The husband, my girlfriend, my family (father, mother, siblings and infact every of my extended family), friends and the whole world deserted me and I was even cursed by my parents for making them look stupid for earlier supporting me. I was left alone in this whole world, I was sacked because “my leader” has a very high stake where I work and was thrown inside the cell for 3 weeks until the man instructed for my release and never to come close to his fence again.

After I came out, I felt like the ground should swallow me, I was rejected by everybody including my parents (though my mother stood by me as her son but never believed anything I was saying). At this point I felt depressed, I asked myself what’s the need of living in this life when everybody is against me on what I never did. Nobody to even listen to me anymore because everybody was hiding their wife and girlfriends away from me (funny world) and describing me as rapist. Do you know what it takes to be wrongly accused of what you don’t even know anything about and been backed up with convincing evidence?

From that point I knew this life is of two phases. A once happy man now became the saddest man on earth. At some point I ran into cars on motion but accidents are always averted, bought Rat killer and some poison on three occasions but anytime I wanna take my life, one spirit come and says stand and defend yourself one day you must surely triumph and the world will believe you and another mind will say no need because that time will never come. But I am very happy today that I was able to mend my life through that phase. Though I still pass through depression sometime but I am being able to manage my life and open up my own business to be a boss of my own because of the stigma it brought to me. I am doing very well in my business (small company) today and don’t even have any single friend because I fill their is no need for that when I couldn’t even get one by my side during the bad times. Same goes to girls because I see them as Lucifer (sorry to use this word) and don’t think that mindset will ever make me to marry. To my family they said I should come for forgiveness which I did on what I never committed (Oh Lord). Today I am living a lonely life all alone with no friends, don’t mingle with neighbours, hardly communicate with families and some point even I doubt if God exist because he saw me pass through what I knew nothing about and just kept mute up till this day. The only friend I had and still have is the web and internet which I fall to anytime I feel like.

But sometime life isn’t what you see on someone physically. If you have suffered depression and have been in some situation people go through in life you will never judge people for somethings they do or what they pass through. Who will be thinking of wealth when you are be confronted with false accusation and passing through depression. If it was pushed further I would have served a jail term for what I don’t know. Probably still inside jail by now.

Your prayer should be one day you should never experience depression. Though I don’t support suicide and will never support it. If I have my way I will open up a rehab or something where people can go have time when they are depressed or lonely. Set it up like form of vacation ground where you meet with nice people who will be employed to treat you nice and make you feel people still love you despite if the rest of the world hate you. Life isn’t all about the roses but about how you can manage the bad time when it hits you.

Sorry for the long writing and grammatical blunders.

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Invest your money wisely today and watch it grow in future

Shina Peters (left)  Jim Ovia right


Shina Peters is a musician in Nigeria who dominated the music scene in the early 90s. His genre of music is afro juju, a style made popular by him. His style of music though in juju category (popular among the Yorubas in southwest of Nigeria) made waves, many non Yoruba caught the fever. He made fortune during the period.

Jim Ovia is a banker and founder of Zenith bank in Nigeria. A bank started in the 90s, has grown to become a multi million naira investment in Nigeria and Africa. The bank currently ranks among the leading banks in Nigeria.

We want to draw an analogy between these two individuals who are successful in their chosen fields.

In 1990, Shina Peters built a house with N20 million naira; the same year Jim Ovia started Zenith Bank with the same amount.

Today, you and I don’t have a room in Shina’s house but I have an account in Jim’s bank and probably you do too.

Shina’s house was built in Iju Lagos and remains there till date.

Jim’s bank started in a corner and now has over 500 branches in Nigeria, and many international branches.

Millions of people transact business in Jim’s bank daily.

Shina’s house is becoming dilapidated…in 2015, he SPENT more money to renovate the house and bought a Nissan Pathfinder with N10 million…additional liability, while in the same 2015, Jim’s bank MADE a profit of N105.7 billion.

Zenith bank employs hundreds of thousands, and feeds their families.

This is the difference between Assets and Liability. If you buy a car for N20 million today, in 20 years time, you will be ashamed to drive it. On the other hand, if you invest that same amount in a lucrative business or in an asset, It may be worth billions in 20 years. ( Jim Ovia is now worth $980 million dollars, with the official dollar rate of N320, that means he is worth N313 BILLION NAIRA because of an investment of N20 million).

Spend the little money you have today wisely. Some people driving expensive cars today, are not aware that they are driving their future and the future of their children. Some people carrying iphone7 today, may not be aware that they are carrying their future.

When you are young, don’t spend money. Invest it. Every penny in your hand is like a seed, you can decide to eat it, or sow it. When you sow it, it will bear much more seeds later in future.

The Untold Story of Oji’s Suicide

Chiemelie Ezeobi writes that in taking his own life, Dr. Allwell Oji, a young practicing doctor, brought to the fore unintended implications not just for his family, but for the medical community and the society at large

Doctors are supposed to be invincible. They are also supposed to be all knowing, especially when it comes to cures for all manner of illnesses. So the question that has continually bugged people’s minds was what could have made a man, a medical doctor nonetheless, who gave no prior signs of depression, to commit suicide?

Dr. Allwell Chiawolamoke Oji, had previously lived a life under the radar of Nigerians until Sunday, March 19, 2017 when he gained national wide attention after he committed suicide. Until his tragic death, Oji was a  medical doctor attached to Mount Sinai Hospital, Papa Ajao, Mushin.

The middle-aged unmarried medical, had jumped into the lagoon at Third Mainland Bridge after he ordered his driver to park his car, a Nissan Sports Utility Vehicle with registration number LND476EE.

His suicide mission has unleashed series of events that has sucked not just his driver in but his family and emergency workers involved in the case as well.

An Alleged Tale of Sickle Cell Trauma

After days of people wondering what might have caused such a passionate man to end his life, those who were purportedly close to him said he was battling with Sickle Cell Anaemia, which was often accompanied by incessant seizures.

It was also gathered in a post by the Nigeria Medical Association, Taraba Branch, that the doctor was battling with Sickle Cell Anaemia.

This was further supported by a post on Instagram by one Nkechi Oji, who said he also battled depression because of what the ailment had continually denied him; practicing medicine to the fullest.

Also, in another post by one Ruth Okija on Instagram, Oji was said to be a 2008 student of College of Medicine, University of Lagos. He was a locum medical officer with Mount Sinai Hospital.

The report also stated that the fair doctor was born on May 21 and loves reading in his spare time, adding that he found the practice sessions on respiratory and cardiovascular examinations very interesting.

Due to his passion for surgery, he was said to have written the exam for his residency in surgery so he could become a consultant and passed but due to his ailment, he was turned down. The hospital was said to have turned him down because they felt his ailment, which was accompanied by seizure, could be a deterrent to performing his duties.

It was also gathered that the family got him a driver because of the seizures and had just employed this present one, Ita, who is presently cooling his heels at the police cell.

The Hospital’s Disposition

When THISDAY visited St. Sinai Hospital at 35, Olanibi Street, Papa Ajao, Mushin, activities were going on in the hospital as usual, with the staff attending to the patients on ground. A member of staff, who had refused to disclose his identity referred THISDAY to their head office at Falolu Street, Surulere.

According to him, although they have branches scattered around Lagos, they run a central administration system, which gives the headquarter the sole discretion to handle administrative issues. His colleagues who worked with him last week Friday, disclosed that he wasn’t in any way suicidal in any way.

However at the headquarters, THISDAY was first directed to a nurse, who left to call the Chief Medical Director (CMD), and came back minutes later to say the CMD wasn’t on seat. Whilst the back and forth talk was going on, a medical personnel decked in grey trousers and white and blue stripe shirt, walked up and interceded.

On gaining audience with him, questions on the disposition of the doctor, his medical health, his state of mind and his last appearance in the hospital was asked but got no answer. The personnel who also declined to reveal his identity parried every question with ‘no comment’, except when he was asked if the doctor was indeed sacked and he replied in the affirmative.

A Family’s Hope

As expected, THISDAY had gone to No. 3, Odunnuku Street, Abule Ijesha, Yaba, where the doctor resides with his mother and sibling, but attempts to access the green and lime two-storey building,  proved abortive when two family members accosted THISDAY at the gate.

According to them, the doctor’s mother, a retired banker and a member of Deeper Life Bible Church, was not favourably disposed to talk to the press. Refusing to accept the death of her son, she was said to be in her room despite the presence of her church members, who had come to condole her.

According to the family members, she was holding on to her faith that he was not dead, merely missing, given that he showed no signs of depression prior to the incident.

A family member who spoke on anonymity said the media should give them space to deal with the issue in peace, adding that the 35-year-old was not such an introvert that he would be depressed without anyone noticing.

The family said the deceased was the first son of three kids; two boys and a girl, adding that the father of the family was late.

A Tale of Mixed Emotions

It was mixed emotions for the Oji family on Tuesday, three days after the suicide, at the Marine Police Division, when they were called in to identify the body of a young man recovered from the Lagos lagoon by the police.

Although the recovered body later turned out not to be that of the medical doctor, it was a mixture of relief and sadness for the family for two reasons; the family, especially the mother, had against all odds still held on to the belief that her son was not dead, but alive.

The devout Christian, who attends Deeper Life Bible Church, was said to have been hoping for a miracle after emergency workers failed to recover the body in two days. This is because, in a typical situation where one drowns in a large body of water, it usually takes two days for the body to resurface.

On the other hand, had the recovered body been that of the doctor, it would helped the family deal with the closure sooner, as it would speed up the processing of their healing. The body, who for now is being referred to as a ‘John Doe’, was recovered after people found the body floating around the Marina on Lagos Island.

They called the attention of the Marine Police led by the Officer-in-Charge of the Marine Police, SP Chinedu Iwuozo, who in turn mustered their patrol boats to the area, and recovered the body. The body, whose identity is still unknown, was dressed in a blue jean trouser, and a neutral-colour T-shirt and he had no shoes on.

Although the water had changed the colour of his skin, it was obvious that he was a young man, even with his bloated body peeling and decomposing.

Given that the body was recovered by the Marine wing of the Nigerian Police, at about 10.30am, the identity of the deceased had remained unknown until the family came in late in the afternoon and clarified issues.

When THISDAY had contacted the police at that point, it was gathered that the mother of the doctor, Mrs. Chinyere Oji, a retired banker, was already heading to the police station alongside other family members to identify the body.

However, at about 1pm, five male relatives without the doctor’s mother and without further ado were shown the body and they said it was not theirs.

Meanwhile, fishermen at the sawmill at the Okobaba area, near the scene of the incident, said they were not aware of anyone falling into the water recently except the case of  the doctor.

They however, did not rule out the possibility of anyone falling overboard, as according to them, they get a lot of bodies floating on the lagoon.

Encomiums from Colleagues

Also, one of his former colleagues back at the university, one Dr. Attah Essien, indeed confirmed on his Facebook wall that the doctor attended UNILAG.

He wrote, “Dr. Oji Allwell was my junior and also a graduate of College of Medicine, University of Lagos.”

Meanwhile, after scouring the internet for details about the deceased, THISDAY stumbled on a post by one Mrs. Chi Ude, who said the doctor lost his father two years ago, adding that the family was still coming to terms with that.

Another commenter who went anonymous also wrote, “Allwell Oji was my classmate too and he was an A student. If I remember correctly, he was very light skinned with some type of mouth. During exams, we all wanted to sit near him. He was so brilliant.”

 A Nightmare for Emergency Workers

More than five days, after the medical doctor jumped into the lagoon at Third Mainland Bridge, his body was yet to be found, a nightmare for emergency workers. This kind of case is one that emergency workers dread as the manpower used is often exhausting.

From the day the incident happened, emergency workers and local divers have been at the scene, with different patrol boats searching tirelessly to recover the body of the 35-year-old.

According to the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management (LASEMA), Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu, who was at the scene of the suicide for three days, they are still searching the waterways.

He said, “We have expanded our search to go further (more than 10 miles) than where it happened. We engaged local fishermen and divers. Also to assist are the Lagos Ferry Services and the Lagos Waterways Agency patrol boats, which were deployed to the waterways. We have informed the residents to look out for floating bodies.”

A LASTMA official also at the scene of the incident said at this point, they were no longer looking at the incident as a rescue mission rather a recovery mission.

According to her, the distance from where he dived into the lagoon was very far and since he dived in first with his head, there was every possibility that he hit his head first before his body followed.

She explained that jumping into the water from that distance, the water will likely feel like a stone when it connects with the head, leading to unconsciousness.

Apart from local divers, fishermen and patrol boats from the Lagos State Emergency Management (LASEMA), Lagos State Ferry Services and Lagos Waterways agency, were at site to help.

Meanwhile, with the false alarm on Tuesday, the emergency workers who had called off the search earlier in the day, however, resumed again after the family’s identification process failed. Thus, emergency workers from Lagos State Emergency Management (LASEMA), Lagos Ferry Services, the Lagos Waterways Agency and Marine Patrol have since resumed search as at press time.

According to the General Manager, LASEMA, Tiamiyu, they will continue searching the waterways until it yields results.

Finally, Police Recovers Body of Late Dr. Oji

After three days of being underwater, the body of Dr. Oji was  recovered at about 4pm on Wednesday by the operatives of the Marine Police and his identity was confirmed by his family at about 5.25pm.

Confirming the incident, the General Manager, LASEMA, Mr. Tiamiyu, said, “At about 4pm, the body  of Dr. Oji was recovered by the Marine Police and the body was identified by some of his family including the driver in the presence of the Commissioner of Police Lagos State, Mr. Fatai Owoseni.

“The body will be handed over to the family while investigation continues. I met with the family members to express  condenlences on behalf of the Lagos State Government and therefore declared the search closed.”

 The Main Victim of Oji’s Suicide

After all said and done, the main victim of the doctor’s suicide mission was his driver, one Henry Ita, who is still in police detention. His only crime was carrying the doctor to his destination.

When he purportedly resumed work three months ago as the Oji’s family driver, Ita probably had no inkling that months down the line, he would be spending nights upon nights in police detention.

Due to the doctor’s alleged Sickle Cell Anaemia, accompanied by repeated seizures, he was said to have always been driven by a driver. No one knows if the family intimated him on the peculiarities of his boss’ medical condition.

On the said day, he was said to have driven Oji from home and they were heading towards Marina on the island when he was instructed to park the car. When he reportedly queried his boss, he was told that he wanted to urinate. That obedience has since cost him his freedom.

To his horror, his boss got down from the car, walked to the driver’s side and jumped clean into the lagoon headlong.

When THISDAY also visited the Adeniji Adele Police Division where the driver, Henry Ita, was being held, it was gathered that preliminary investigations were still on.

Also when THISDAY visited the Divisional Police Officer, Adeniji Adele Police Division, SP Ayodele Umujose, he debunked claims that the doctor left behind a suicide note.

He said, “From our preliminary interrogation of the driver, he said his boss received no prior phone call, from the time they left home till when they got to the bridge. He said their destination was the Marina, where his boss told him they were going. However, when they got to the bridge, he claimed his boss insisted that he parks the car.

“According to him, he had told his boss that the area was too dangerous to park but he insisted, claiming that he was pressed and needed to urinate. The driver told us that immediately his boss got done, he moved to the other side of the bridge as if he wanted to urinate and then dived in.”

On the driver of the medical doctor, Henry Ita, who is still in detention, he said, “The driver has given us his statement. He is still helping us in our investigation. He will he be released at the appropriate time.”

Also contacted, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Olarinde Famous-Cole, said the driver was not arrested, rather he was taken in for questioning, adding that investigations were ongoing.

Thus, whilst the police widen the scope of their investigation, and the body of the medical doctor finally recovered after three day’s intensive search, the suicide mission of Dr. Oji is one the society and the family won’t be too in a hurry to forget. However, the implication of this suicide for the society spells grave danger, as it sends a negative signal.

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Naira Extends Gains, Moves Towards Convergence with FX Rate for Invisibles

Now N380-N385/$1 as CBN pumps another $100m into market

Currency speculators and others who had stockpiled the greenback continued to count their losses on Thursday, when the naira extended its gains on the parallel market and inched closer towards a convergence between the street price for the dollar and the rate offered by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for invisible transactions.

The naira sold for between N380 and N385 in Lagos on Thursday, stronger than N399 from the previous day.

The FX rate for invisibles has remained at N375 since the CBN announced new policy measures for the FX market a month ago.

The central bank also sustained its intervention by auctioning an additional $100 million through wholesale FX forwards to banks for onward sale to their customers in all sections of the economy.

Of the $100 million offered by the CBN, $91 million was taken up by currency dealers.

Confirming this, CBN spokesman Isaac Okorafor said dealers would get value for their respective bids on Friday.

He disclosed that the highest and marginal bid rates were N330/$1 and N320/$1, respectively, adding that no intervention was made by the central bank to meet requests for invisibles on Thursday.

On the parallel market, the nation’s currency has appreciated by 27 per cent, or about N140, from N525 to a dollar a month ago.

The central bank has been intervening aggressively on the official market in recent weeks, leading to a narrowing of the gap between the official and parallel market rates.

CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, on Tuesday expressed optimism about the convergence of the rates on the official and parallel markets, stating that the gains made by the naira against the greenback in recent weeks was not a fluke.

Emefiele said he was happy that the central bank’s intervention was yielding positive results.

But THISDAY gathered on Thursday that while the central bank has succeeded in substantially clearing backlog of dollar demands for retail invisibles, it was falling short of meeting the FX demand for capital repatriation and other wholesale invisibles.

A chief executive of one of the leading banks in the country, who confirmed this in a chat, however pointed out that this could be a strategy by the CBN.

“While the CBN has done a lot in the past one month, we must not forget that there is a backlog of investors who are trying to repatriate capital that has not been settled.

“The CBN was focusing on trade transactions previously and recently on school fees, PTA/BTA. But foreigners who had invested in bonds, equities and need to repatriate dividend payments are still behind on the queue.

“I want to assume that once the central bank sorts out the retail invisibles, it would start to attend to FX demand for capital repatriation,” the bank CEO who did not want his name in print said.

The country’s external reserves, meanwhile, closed at N30.347 billion on Thursday.

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