Corp Member Killed On Return From Night Club

The life of a 25-year-old corps member, Charity Thilza, has been brought to an abrupt end three days to the completion of her National Youth Service Corps programme in Abuja.

The Borno State indigene was killed by some robbers along Wuse 2 Road while she was returning home from a nightclub in Carribean, Wuse 2, around 3am on Monday.

The ‘passing-out parade,’ which marked the completion of her one-year programme, would hold on Thursday (today). She studied Linguistics and English at the University of Maiduguri.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Thilza and four friends, identified simply as Lola, Bisi, Pooja (an Indian) and a man had attended a show at the club, where a hip hop artiste, Chibuzor Azubuike, popularly called Phyno, performed on Sunday.

They were said to be returning home from the party in a car the following day when the robbers gave them a chase.

The assailants reportedly shot at the car repeatedly and some of the bullets pierced through the windscreen and hit Thilza, who was sitting at the back. One of the friends, Lola, was said to have also sustained gunshot injuries.

Our correspondent learnt that the robbers retreated when they noticed that the driver of the car was heading towards a police station.

Thilza’s close friend, Thlama Bukar, said she was rushed to a hospital, but was rejected. She said she died on the way to another hospital that she was referred to.

Bukar, who spoke with PUNCH Metro on the telephone, said she was together with Thilza until Friday, when she (Bukar) returned to Maiduguri, Borno State, where she lives.

She said, “Phyno performed at the Carribean (the club) on Sunday. They were coming back home around 3am on Monday when they noticed that a car was trailing them. They took a detour, but the car continued following them. The driver of their car started speeding and the robbers opened fire on the car. Unfortunately, some of the bullets hit Thilza from the back of the car.

“Five persons went for the party. One of them is a man, but I don’t know his name. I learnt Lola was also hit by the bullets and has been admitted to a hospital. The incident was reported to the police.

“Thilza lived in Zone 6, Wuse 2, and served at the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Abuja. She clocked 25 years in January. Her corpse will be brought to Maiduguri on Thursday (today). Her father is late. Presently, her mother is not talking; she is very distraught. She was the first child of the family. She has four young siblings.”

Bukar said Thilza had planned to join the NSCDC after the service, adding that her death was a big loss to the family.

She said, “She was a kind and simple person. I left her and other friends in Abuja on Friday. They accompanied me to the airport when I was returning to Maiduguri. She told me she wanted to join the NSCDC.”

Owerri Couple Excited As A-list Celebrities Gate-Crashed Their Wedding (photos)

A beautiful couple in Owerri got the shock of their life after some A-List Nigerian Music stars made an unplanned stop at their post-wedding photo shoot.

The excited couple identified as, Mr. and Mrs. Umelo were so elated, as they thanked the stars for making their day a really special one.

The PSquare brothers, Yemi Alade, Phyno, all GLO ambassadors took photos with the couple.

See photos below;

Glo Storms Owerri With Phyno, P-Square, Other Stars

THE total communications solutions provider, Globacom, recently paraded the best musicians in the country on the fascinating stage of Imo International Conference Centre, Owerri, to deliver entertainment at its zenith.

First to mount the stage for the night was the bouncy Omawumi and her band of salsa experts as she reeled out tracks from her inexhaustible music collection and dazzled the crowd with her award-winning tracks.

Then entered the master of dancehall, Runtown, who proved that he is indeed a master of the stage.  The groovy artiste got the entire crowd on its feet throughout his nerve-sapping performance. The Igbo ethno-rapper and songsmith, Phyno, who two weeks ago joined the league of Brand Ambassadors of Globacom then thrilled the audience.  Phyno held the crowd spellbound with his tracks such as E Chop My Money, So Far So Good, Financial Woman and I Don Suffer. His performance drew the admiration of a member of the audience simply identified as Gift as she went into frenzy on sighting the fair-complexioned music star and passed out. When she regained her consciousness, the iconic musician took selfies with her after his performance. Globacom dropped Flavour Nabania on the crowd and the entry of King of the streets, Olamide increased the crescendo of the performances. The duo of Peter and Paul Okoye, the inimitable twins of PSquare fame drew close the curtain of the show. They were the icing on the sumptuous cake. The combination of these Jos-born music talents on stage was spectacular. For close to one hour, PSquare displayed why they remain relevant even after 19 years of magic in the nation’s entertainment sphere. The pair kept the massive crowd on their feet with  Busybody, Personally, E No easy

Globacom dropped Flavour Nabania on the crowd and the entry of King of the streets, Olamide increased the crescendo of the performances. The duo of Peter and Paul Okoye, the inimitable twins of PSquare fame drew close the curtain of the show. They were the icing on the sumptuous cake. The combination of these Jos-born music talents on stage was spectacular. For close to one hour, PSquare displayed why they remain relevant even after 19 years of magic in the nation’s entertainment sphere. The pair kept the massive crowd on their feet with  Busybody, Personally, E No easy ee and the recent Bank Alert ­hit tracks. They ended their performance a few minutes before 2 am on Sunday.Anchored by the duo of West Africa’s movie divas, Juliet Ibrahim from Ghana and Mercy Johnson Okojie of the famous Nollywood, the Owerri edition of the show, was a class act. Among the dignitaries who attended the show were the Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, Imo State Police Command, Mr. Tony Okpara, the Special Assistant to Imo State Governor on Protocol and Entertainment, Hon Uchenna Ebochuo, the Sterling Bank, Owerri Branch management comprising Lynda Ikezuagwu, Benita Orajiaka, Mega Okpara, Nelly Ukwunna and Lisa Ekpeki and a host of other dignitaries.

Anchored by the duo of West Africa’s movie divas, Juliet Ibrahim from Ghana and Mercy Johnson Okojie of the famous Nollywood, the Owerri edition of the show, was a class act. Among the dignitaries who attended the show were the Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, Imo State Police Command, Mr. Tony Okpara, the Special Assistant to Imo State Governor on Protocol and Entertainment, Hon Uchenna Ebochuo, the Sterling Bank, Owerri Branch management comprising Lynda Ikezuagwu, Benita Orajiaka, Mega Okpara, Nelly Ukwunna and Lisa Ekpeki and a host of other dignitaries.