Nairaplace Forum Nairaplace Forum Nigerian Forum en-En Sex worker arrested after being caught red-handed kissing a 15-year-old boy

24-year-old Fiona Murewa is a tenant at the 15-year-old boy’s family home, and was nabbed by the teen’s grandmother after being spotted in a compromising position with the minor.

Upon being queried by his grandmother, the boy said he was allegedly seduced by Murewa and fell for the trap. He also claimed that Murewa who would walk about in a revealing skimpy skirt when his grandmother is not home, kept pushing him to have sex with her.

The teen’s grandmother reported the matter to police, leading to Murewa’s arrest. Bulawayo deputy police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Nomalanga Msebele confirmed the arrest, adding that Murewa was charged with indecent assault when she appeared before Western Commonage resident magistrate Shepherd Mnjanja.

She said;

“I can confirm that we arrested a 24-year-old female for indecent assault. We would like to urge members of the community never to trust a relative or a tenant to the extent of leaving him or her with a child."

Murewa was remanded in custody by Magistrate Mnjanja till September 20]]>
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 07:41:10 +0000
Twitter ban will be lifted soon - FG

Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed gave the update while responding to a question by state house correspondents on the status of the ongoing talks between Twitter and the government.

Mohammed said;

“I think even Twitter itself two days ago gave what I will call a progress report on our talks with them. And I think if I want to quote them rightly, it has been productive and quite respectful.

“And as to how soon is soon, right? I want to assure you that between the time that Twitter operation has been suspended, and when it will be restored is by far, much, much shorter.

“In other words, if the operation has been suspended for about 100 days now, I can tell you that we’re just actually talking about a few, just a few more days now.

“I can assure us that we’re mindful of the anxiety of Nigerians and both parties are working very hard to put a closure on the matter.

“And like Twitter itself said, the changes have been very, very productive on both parties.”

When pressured to give a date when the ban will be lifted, the Minister said;

“Honestly, we have gone very far. I won’t be specific but we have gone very far, and honestly, it’s just going to be very, very soon, just take my word for that.”

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 07:37:25 +0000
Big Brother Naija star, Tacha shows off new house

The reality show star showed off her new house with an "alert" caption and Post Malone's "Congratulation" playing in the background.

Tacha who is now getting congratulatory messages over the new house, expressed excitement over the "big space" she now has. ]]>
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 07:16:05 +0000
We will keep borrowing. It is for the good of the country - APC tells PDP

The party said this while responding to the criticism from the PDP over President Buhari's fresh application for a foreign loan. The President on Tuesday sent a letter to the Nigerian Senate seeking approval to borrow $4 billion and €710 million external loans.

Defending the fresh borrowing, the party in a statement signed by the secretary of its Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, said the borrowings under the APC-led administration were prudently and transparently utilised for the purpose they were secured for. According to APC, borrowings under the APC were hinged on genuine needs and based on the necessity to strengthen the foundation of the national economy to achieve the desired primary purpose of the government of uplifting the living standard of the citizens.

The statement in part reads;

“Borrowings by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government is for the good of the country as the money is used to develop critical infrastructure that is stimulating economic growth, generating jobs, reducing poverty, and improving the general well-being of the citizenry.

Unlike in the brazen looting days of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the borrowings are designed to finance the deficit in the 2021 budget to enable the realization of the Nigerian Economic Sustainability Plan that touches key sectors such as infrastructure development, boosting healthcare services, strengthening agriculture to deepen food security, more energy generation and continued tackling of the ravaging COVID-19 global pandemic.

From the forgone, it is abundantly clear that the borrowing is hinged on genuine needs and based on the necessity to strengthen the foundation of the national economy and achieve the desired primary purpose of the government of uplifting the living standard of the citizens.

It was in PDP’s era that loans to fund power generation, purchase arms and ammunition to fight a raging insurgency were misappropriated and diverted to fund PDP activities; and the borrowed money ultimately found its way to the pockets of cronies, friends and family members of administration officials. Nigeria is still servicing a $460 million loan taken from China to fund a phony Abuja Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) contract awarded in August 2010.

Nigerians should also reflect and recall that the PDP had in its 16 years of misrule pushed the country into a dark ditch of insolvency, and a period in which most state governments could not pay workers’ salaries, not even the minimum wage, or settle contractors’ bills and cater for patients in hospitals, to name a few.

In a welcome and commendable change, the Buhari-led administration through its economic management skills bailed out states to pay salary backlogs and embarked on large-scale infrastructure development projects that stimulated the economy and exited the era of insolvency and recession caused by the ineptitude of the PDP administration.

The APC welcomes the continued and multi-partisan cooperation which exists between the executive and legislature on national issues. This will ensure good governance, particularly in the area of economic development. The country and citizens are the ultimate beneficiaries.”]]>
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 07:14:53 +0000
Naira's free fall continues, now exchanging between N562 and N570 for 1$

Though data recorded on the FMDQ securities exchange window where forex is officially traded, showed that the naira closed at N412.06 per $1 at the official window on Wednesday September 15, the same rate it exchanged on Tuesday September 14, walk-in customers exchanged between N562 to N567 for $1. Similarly, checks in Kano, Kaduna and Lagos showed that the prices fluctuated between N564 and N570/1$

Some BDCs confirmed huge demand for forex at the moment with some of the operators disclosing that most of the demands were from SMEs that were having difficulty accessing forex from banks.

The forex turnover remained unchanged with $175.10 million recorded at the spot market, the same rate posted in the previous session on Tuesday.

The domestic unit hit an intraday high of N400.00 and a low of N414.90 at the trading session before closing at N412.06 on Wednesday.

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 07:12:38 +0000
Air Force denies reported bombardment of Yobe community

Residents of Buwari community in Yunusari Local Government Area had claimed that several persons have been killed and others injured in the reported bombardment.

A source in the community, Haruna Ali told Channels Television that three Toyota Hilux brought the injured victims to Geidam General Hospital.

However NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet said the last time they conducted a mission in Yobe State was earlier this month and no bomb or missile was even expended.

Gabkwet said;

“NAF last conducted a mission into Yobe State (Not Yunusari LGA) on 5 September 2021 and it was an armed recce.

“No bomb or missile was even expended”.]]>
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 07:11:04 +0000
Piers Morgan trolls Madonna over her dominatrix outfit at the VMAs

63-year-old Madonna looked incredible at the awards which was held at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and appeared on stage in a full leather get-up. She arrived in New York in a yellow taxi and stepped in front of fans to her 1990 hit Vogue, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of MTV.

Piers however seemed not to like the outfit as he shared photos of the music icon on stage with a hand on her hip as she donned fingerless leather gloves and a cap, branding it "cringe".

The tweet was trailed with mixed reactions as some Twitter users accused him of seeing women as "soft targets".]]>
Tue, 14 Sep 2021 08:07:54 +0000
Former Chelsea and Senegal striker Demba Ba retires from football at 36

Demba Ba made the announcement via his social media accounts almost a month after he left Swiss Super League club Lugano.

In a post on Twitter, Ba wrote: "It is with a heart filled with gratefulness that I announce the end of my playing career.

"What a wonderful journey it has been. Beside all the sweat and tears I have faced, football has given me so many beautiful emotions. From the passion of the fans and the noise coming from the stands after every goal to the connection with my teammates on and off the field , this will forever remain in my head and heart.

"I wanna thank everyone I've crossed paths with and helped me grow, every club and manager for given me an opportunity, the fans for their tremendous support and my family and friends for their unconditional love.

"From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU. Praise be to the almighty."

Ba also represented Newcastle United, West Ham, Besiktas, Shanghai Shenhua and Istanbul Basaksehir in a 16-year senior career. The 36-year-old also picked up 22 caps for Senegal and scored four goals for the nation at senior level.]]>
Tue, 14 Sep 2021 08:04:29 +0000
Liquor seller reports himself to police after stabbing his customer to death in Osun

Eyewitnesses say Wale had gone to the pub to patronize Mumini. They got into a heated argument which degenerated into a fight. In the process, Mumini allegedly stabbed Wale with a broken bottle on the neck and stomach. Wale was said to have been gasping for air and was being rushed to the hospital when he died on the way.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Yemisi Opalola, said the suspect has been taken to custody while an investigation into the matter is ongoing.]]>
Tue, 14 Sep 2021 08:01:29 +0000
I always attract or meet broken girls - BBNaija's Tuoyo

According to him, he is always attracted to or meets broken girls. Tuoyo went on to say that this might make him attend this year's Shiloh.]]>
Tue, 14 Sep 2021 07:58:55 +0000
The bags Buhari's security were carrying in Imo state are ballistic bulletproof briefcases

The ballistic briefcase is a discreet close protection, rapid deployment solution which can be unfolded with one hand to provide a sizeable line of defense for ballistic and fragmentation threats.

It is said to be a notable aspect for VVIP daily lives and provides un-obtrusive ballistic protection, against life threatening rifle ammunition, while being escorted or being hand carried by a high net worth individual or a VVIP. It provides full frontal protection and can also serve as a shield while in a transit vehicle or on foot in public.]]>
Fri, 10 Sep 2021 07:24:32 +0000
Don Jazzy celebrates his mother on her birthday

The producer who expressed his love for his mother, prayed that God keeps blessing her. Don Jazzy wrote;

Pls give a shout out to my sweet mother @indianpicolo HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUMMY. Love you so much. May GOD continue to bless and keep you for us]]>
Fri, 10 Sep 2021 07:17:19 +0000
Imo police uncover popular church used as baby factory, arrest pastor and others

A statement released by CSP Michale Abattam, spokesperson of the state police command, says on September 9, the state command's tactical unit received an intelligence report that one Amarachi Okechukwu Dioku, 18, of Umudurualaoka Uba Ifakala Mbaitoli LGA of Imo State, who was earlier reported missing on 23/5/2021, by her parents was sighted in the premises of a church located in an isolated area along MCC/Uratta road in Owerri North LGA of Imo State.

Abattam said upon receiving the information, the state Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Rabiu Hussaini psc, immediately dispatched the command's Anti kidnapping unit, who mobilized, stormed, and condoned the church, "JESUS LIFE ASSEMBLY " located at School Garden, Uratta in Owerri North LGA of Imo State, where the prime suspect and resident Evangelist of the church, Evangelist Ugochi Orisakwe, 47, alongside her gang members namely, Chidi Orisakwe "M" age 34 years , Pauline Nwagbunwanne "F" age 42 years , Elizabeth Uzoma "F" age 61 years and Chibueze Joy "F" age 31 years were all arrested and taken to the station.

The spokesperson said the victim, Miss Amarachi Okechukwu Dioku was rescued unhurt with five months old pregnancy and was immediately taken to a government hospital for treatment. She was later reunited with her parents amidst jubilation.

''On interrogation, Evangelist Ugochi Orisakwe "F" confessed to have been using the church as a place where young girls are kept, impregnated and after delivery, the girls are paid off and their babies sold to rich and childless clients .

Meanwhile, investigation is on going and efforts are on to arrest other members of the syndicate who are on the run.'' Abattam added]]>
Fri, 10 Sep 2021 07:15:00 +0000
Woman storms church to take back all her tithes and offerings

What triggered her outburst is unclear but she was visibly outraged at some shenanigans allegedly being perpetrated in the church]]>
Fri, 10 Sep 2021 07:12:55 +0000
Say no to fake yash to avoid cancer - Actress Rita Edochie tells ladies

The actress said this on her Instagram page after sharing a video of herself, Destiny Etiko and Crystal Okafor wiggling their massive butts while dancing to a Nigerian music.

Fri, 10 Sep 2021 07:11:46 +0000
Troops arrest high profile Boko Haram terrorist in Borno

The troops also raided Boko Haram Improvised Explosive Devices materials hub in Damboa and Gashua Local Government Areas of Borno and Yobe States respectively.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, September 9 in Abuja, said the operational feats were recorded following robust operations conducted by troops of OPHK.

"Following a tip off, a wanted BH/ISWAP terrorist, one Yawi Modu, who has been on the wanted list was nabbed along Damboa-Wajiroko road," the statement read.

"Relatedly, troops have successfully busted a Urea Fertilzer syndicate known for supplying terrorists with IED materials. The market is believed to be the notorious hub for IED materials for BHT/ISWAP.

"These ISWAP criminals facing the reality of obvious depletion are desperately acquiring IED materials to make explosive devices with which to unleash terror on innocent civilians, in a bid to remain relevant and present a posture of potency.

"In the sting operation conducted, a total of Two Hundred and Eighty One 50 Kg bags of Urea were recovered from the warehouses in the market and two notorious BHT distributors were also arrested.

"Recall that Urea fertilizer has been banned by Government because its use as a major component for manufacturing IED by terrorists. The suspects and materials recovered are currently undergoing preliminary investigation.

Nwachukwu said that the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, has commended the vigilance and resilence of the troops and reassured them of his support in decisively tackling the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists.]]>
Fri, 10 Sep 2021 07:09:41 +0000
"It's time you read those quotes to yourself" Bobrisky to Tonto Dikeh

The crossdresser wrote in one post: "Na those people who they drop quote weekly they find husband pass. Aunty we are tired of your quote.

"Is time you read those quotes to yourself."]]>
Fri, 10 Sep 2021 07:07:08 +0000
Taliban fighters round up terrified women in supermarket car park and open fire

Reports also suggested that the group rounded up women like cattle in a supermarket car park before opening fire, The Sun reports.

Pictures and videos show the chaos on the streets of Kabul as heavily armed extremists fired assault rifles and rolled up in pick up trucks mounted with machine guns to break up the march.

Video footage from the streets of the Afghan capital shows protestors taking to the streets before gun fire is heard and people flee in all directions.

There was also an anti-Pakistan demonstration near the Pakistan embassy, over allegations that the country has worked closely with the Taliban.

Taliban fighters were seen firing into the air to disperse the crowds who held banners with messages like "Long live the resistance," along with officially recognised Afghanistan flag - which is considered an insult to the Taliban flag.

"The Islamic government is shooting at our poor people," one woman on the street says over sounds of gunfire in an Iranian television news video circulating on Twitter.

"These people (Taliban) are very unjust, and they are not human at all."

Reports also suggest that journalists covering the march were rounded up before being taken to an unknown location.]]>
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 07:18:50 +0000
2022 W/Cup Qualifiers: Super Eagles come from behind to beat Cape Verde 2-1
Victor Osimhen equalized after the Nigerian team conceded early to a goal from Dylan Tavares then an own goal from Cape Verde's Kenny Rocha, secured the hard fought win for the Eagles.

Gernot Rohr started with Kenneth Omeruo, Ahmed Musa, Chidozie Awaziem, Innocent Bonke, Kingsley Michael and Chidera Ejuke as most of the Super Eagles players based in England had already traveled back to their clubs ahead of the premier league starting this weekend.

The first opportunity of the game came to Musa in the 6th minute from a Shehu Abdullahi low cross but he wasted the chance .

Cape Verde then took the lead on 18 minutes after Dylan Tavares got to a long cross before hitting a left-foot strike which beat young goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye at his near post.

In the 27th minute Ejike almost equalized but the home team keeper Vozinha punched the ba over the bar.

On the 30th minute, Osimhen pounced on a rebound, following a poor clearance by Kelvin Pires who directed Jamilu Collins’ cross toward goal.

In the second half, Musa in the 57th received a good cross from Osimhen but his shot failed to dislodge Cape Verde keeper.]]>
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 07:14:19 +0000
Outrage as headmaster flogs WASSCE candidate, leaving her with bruises

Mary Gabriel Amoako, 18, a WASSCE student was allegedly flogged last Thursday, September 2, 2021.

Photos shared online show the welts on her back and shoulder due to the flogging.

Narrating the details, the girl’s grandfather, Mr. Ofosu, explained that the headmaster had seized the cardigan of one of the students because he was not wearing the school uniform beneath his sweater.

This left the student bare-chested so friends pleaded with Mary to release her cardigan to the boy until he was able to get a school uniform.

Upon seeing the boy with another cardigan, the headmaster reportedly got furious and asked whose cardigan he was wearing.

"As a result, he summoned all students present to further enquire about who helped the boy with the cardigan. Fearing they might be punished collectively, a boy pointed at Mary, following which the rest were freed," the report stated.

The headteacher then asked Mary to hold on to a pillar and beat her back with a cane.

Mary, who is sitting for the ongoing West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), has gone viral since photos of her bruises were shared online.

She said she has not been herself since the brutal beating.

Speaking to the host of Akoma FM‘s current affairs and political show GhanAkoma on Tuesday, September 7, Mary said she did not see any justification for the headmaster’s action.]]>
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 07:12:02 +0000
Teenager killed by speeding car in Lagos

The incident happened around 6 p.m on Tuesday, September 7, while the boy was watching football match at a local pitch.

It was gathered that the deceased, who was said to be aged 15, tried to assist the players in picking the ball that went out of the pitch.

Daily Trust reports that the pitch used by the youth of the area for sports and other recreational activities is along the Iyana Oworo/Third Mainland Bridge expressway.

Sources at the scene said the accident caused another motorist who saw the boy from afar to veer off the road as he became confused. But the boy was already crushed by another vehicle and the driver did not bother to wait.

"The boy who also had some exercise books with him because he was going for an evening class died on the spot,” an eyewitness told Daily Trust.

"I was also watching as a spectator when the incident happened. The boy wanted to cross the road to pick the ball when he was crushed by the car. The vehicle was speeding because the road was very free.” he added.

Another source said the boy had already crossed the road but the exercise book he was holding fell and had to go back to pick it when he was crushed.

A police officer said the car that actually hit the boy escaped.

Officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) and the Police were on the ground at the scene of the incident.]]>
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 07:09:16 +0000
Pasuma visits daughter who is a Naval officer in US Navy at her base in California

Pasuma visited Khadijat Opeyemi Odeyemi at her naval base in California with her mother and others.

He wrote;

A Courtesy Visit to my Daughter(Khadijat Opeyemi Odetola)at her Naval Base in California with her Mum]]>
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 07:07:18 +0000
Married teacher arrested for raping boy three times during private study

Fresno County Sheriff's Office and Central California Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force started their investigation against Jackson who teaches at Mountain View School in Reedley, an independent study high school which is part of the Kings Canyon Unified School District, after receiving a tip about her alleged actions.

The teacher who started working as an independent study teacher with Mountain View Independent School in Reedley last year, was arrested on Friday September 3 and is being held on a $215,000 bail.

Fresno County Sheriff Lt. Brandon Pursell told Your Central Valley;

"Mrs Jackson is in custody.

"We believe that our victim is safe, which we are grateful for, but we don’t know if there are other victims."

Jackson has been charged with four counts of rape, oral copulation with a child, lewd acts with a child, communicating with a child to commit a felony and meeting with a child for lewd purposes, and is believed to have had sex with the teen at least three times over the last year.

Detectives said she carried out the "continuous sexual abuse" while meeting the student for their regular once-a-week independent study sessions at Dunlap Leadership Academy.

Pursell added;

"The worst part of this is that our victim was abused, that is number one.

"But also the fact that our suspect is in a position of trust."

The school district is working with law enforcement officials. A statement released by the school read;

"Kings Canyon Unified School District administrators recently became aware of accusations regarding a Mountain View School teacher.

"District administrators are working diligently with law enforcement officials who are releasing details regarding their investigation.

"The safety of students and staff members continues to be a top priority and the district will provide counseling and support services to any students or staff members in need.

"The District cannot comment on confidential personnel matters."]]>
Mon, 06 Sep 2021 07:34:56 +0000
Premier league record broken as $60m worth of Cristiano Ronaldo shirts sold in 12 hours

The famous Manchester United No. 7 jersey given to Ronaldo that will be worn by him this season, has smashed the Premier League record for Jersey sales in just 12 hours after the merchandise was released

According to, that tracks sales data from over 1,000 UK online retailers, in the 12 hours after Ronaldo’s new kit was released, fans splashed out £32.5m ($60m) on his jersey.

According to Fox News, the sales broke a Premier League record for the 12 hours after a player’s official shirt number was announced.

Announcing Ronaldo’s jersey number, Manchester United said, “We can confirm that Cristiano Ronaldo will wear the iconic no.7 shirt after returning to Old Trafford.

“The Portuguese superstar famously wore the legendary shirt number during his first spell with the club and we can confirm that Cristiano will have it on his back once again. Fans can order the new Ronaldo no.7 shirts now from United Direct.

“In his first six seasons at the club, between 2003 and 2009, Ronaldo made 292 appearances and scored 118 goals, winning nine trophies including three Premier League titles and the UEFA Champions League.

“As we all know, the no.7 is a special shirt in the history of United.

“It has previously been worn by club icons like George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona and David Beckham. Now, it returns to the man who succeeded Beckham in it, Ronaldo.

“Ronaldo inherits the number from Edinson Cavani, who wore the shirt last season and in our away win at Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend.

“As our new signing is allocated no.7, El Matador will switch to no.21, the same number our prolific striker wears for the Uruguayan national team.”]]>
Mon, 06 Sep 2021 07:32:50 +0000
#BBNaija: Boma, Tega, Peace and Michael evicted

The four housemates who got the lowest votes last week, were up for eviction alongside 11 other housemates.

Only JayPaul and Jackie B were immune from eviction last week after winning the Head of House challenge. This is also the first time a quadruple eviction have been carried out on the show. ]]>
Mon, 06 Sep 2021 07:28:36 +0000
Nigerian man shares photos of himself helping his fiancé loosen her hair

"Hmm I'm helping my wife to be preparing for September 25th 2021. I think I'm doing my best" he captioned the post shared on Sunday, September 5.

The couple's traditional wedding is set to hold on September 25, in Logo Local Governemnt Area of Benue state. ]]>
Mon, 06 Sep 2021 07:26:42 +0000
Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill young man in Benue

The deceased's brother, Linus Akwaya, who confirmed the incident on Friday, September 3, said that Joseph was murdered by the assailants at Udei in Guma Local Government Area of the state.

Taking to Facebook, Linus wrote;

"The entire family of Akwaya Ikyaagbe regret to announce to you the demise of their son Shagbaor Joseph who kicked the bucket on the 1st of September 2021 at about 9:30am by Fulani herdsmen at udei guma local government Area of Benue state,"

Son/brother, it's been a great shock with unquenchable tears of your early departure, should we question God? No..!! Because he has reasons for everything he does. Son/brother, it's our earnest prayers that may the good Lord forgive you all your wrongs against him while on earth and grant you eternal rest,Amen.

Son/brother, you were good and nice to the family and the society at large, your worth to us was beyond sentiment, but as wicked as death is has taken you away from us. Farewell son/brother,we love you but God loves you most,till we meet to part no more.

On behalf of Akwaya Ikyaagbe family, I wish to happily appreciate everyone who has shown his or her gratitude and heartfelt condolences to our son brother Shagbaor Joseph who passed away to meet his heavenly father.

Many wishes to accompany us to witness as he will be laid in his permanent home but as the situation was it wasn't possible for you but I truly understand your feelings,may the good Lord reward you of your good intentions immensely in Jesus name, Amen

I will like to also appreciate the giver and the receiver that is, God almighty for giving us him but as well receiving him back,i believe that you will receive and keep him at your right hand to enjoy eternal rest

Finally,i must admit that personally you know I loved you and the entire family loves you, and everyone that knows you loved you but God loves you most that's why you have gone to rest with him, may he grant you eternal rest brother,Amen.

Thank you all for all your good intentions and secret prayers on him, farewell brother Shagbaor Joseph Akwaya. ]]>
Mon, 06 Sep 2021 07:24:15 +0000
Let your birthday resolution be good character and etiquette - James Brown tells Bobrisky

James Brown stated that Bobrisky's birthday resolution should be "good character, etiquette and tolerance towards good people like him".

Referencing their infamous fallout, the cross-dresser averred that if he had his way, he wouldn't fight Bobrisky. He also recalled how his grandmother will always say that the first person to apologize after a fight, is the mature one.

James Brown concluded by wishing Bobrisky the best in life, wisdom, peace and prosperity]]>
Thu, 02 Sep 2021 07:15:39 +0000
Singer Iyanya bags political appointment

The appointment was announced today September 1. Congrats to him!]]>
Thu, 02 Sep 2021 07:12:24 +0000
Hope your goal in life is not to dress up and take pictures - Patoranking asks Thu, 02 Sep 2021 07:10:09 +0000 Thieves return money they stole after their victim reported the incident to a native doctor

Revival FM reported that the five robbers who were summoned to Borkor Bullet Hanson’s shrine to confess, initially denied stealing the money.

However after a ritual was conducted, one of them admitted to stealing the money. Few hours after leaving the shrine, one of the accused came begging for his life with the stolen money. He returned Gh¢9700 and confessed he spent Gh¢300.

Thu, 02 Sep 2021 07:07:06 +0000
Twin boys found dead inside car outside daycare centre

Police rushed to the scene after reports of two infants unresponsive inside the vehicle.

When officers arrived shortly after 5.30pm local time to Sunshine House on Wilson Boulevard, South Carolina, USA, they found two infants inside the vehicle, and they were sadly pronounced dead at the scene by emergency paramedics.

The coroner's office confirmed the infants were two twin boys.

Fox News reports that it's not clear if the daycare were involved or connected to the tragic incident.

Richland County Sheriff's Department (RCSF) is investigating.

Sunshine House is an early learning academy and daycare centre based in South Carolina.

Images from the scene show a swarm of emergency vehicles outside the daycare centre, with several cars parked there.

Journalist Shay Simon reported on Twitter: "Scene filled with screaming and crying at Sunshine House of Blythewood.

"RCSD tell us sadly two infants were found dead in a vehicle. At this time it’s not clear if employees at the daycare were involved."]]>
Thu, 02 Sep 2021 07:04:26 +0000
Fulani Herdsmen have become a menace. They are sponsored. I know it - Bishop Oyedepo

His statement comes even as herders under the Miyetti Allah Kauta Hore have said they will not recognize the Southern governors' anti-grazing policy, describing it as 'satanic.' Read here.

Oyedepo while preaching in his church recently, said the last five years from 2015 till now has been the worst in the history of Nigeria.

''Fulani herdsmen have become a menace. They are sponsored. I know it. There are things you think you know that God shows to prophets. The things they are calling findings now, I found it longest time. You don't need intelligence antenna as a Prophet to find it.

I saw this government coming in with a bloodthirsty cloth and I cried.

The worst time in the history of Nigeria is 2015 to now and it is getting worse day by day.

The end has finally come.

Apart from us in the Jesus family, many have never had a smile in the last five years on our street. We don't have records so we don't know how many have committed suicide.''

The clergyman dismissed insinuations that he has been speaking because he is interested in running for Presidency

''If they dash me presidency, I wouldn't take it. I knew that 1984, not now. I am not talking about Presidency. It is not an area I am called to. It is a very great office. It is not my calling.'']]>
Thu, 02 Sep 2021 07:00:47 +0000
Terrified Afghan TV presenter reads the news while surrounded by gun-toting Talibans

The Taliban militants are said to have stormed the building and demanded the news anchor praise the Taliban.

BBC's Yalda Hakim tweeted a video clip of the news report and wrote: "Afghanistan TV - surreal

"This is what a political debate now looks like on Afghan TV, Taliban foot soldiers watching over the host.

"The presenter talks about the collapse of the Ghani govt & says the Islamic Emirate says the Afghan people should not to be afraid #Afghanistan."

In the video, the news anchor is surrounded by eight armed men as he reads.

It has been reported they stormed the building on Sunday, August 29, and demanded the presenter speak with them.

According to WIO News, the news anchor carried out a debate with the militants while on air.

The news outlet reports that the presenter spoke about the collapse of the Government in Afghanistan and urged the Afghan people not to be afraid.

During the show, the anchor called Pardaz was also reportedly told to co-operate with the group.

Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad retweeted the video and wrote: "This is surreal.

"Taliban militants are posing behind this visibly petrified TV host with guns and making him to say that people of #Afghanistan shouldn't be scared of the Islamic Emirate.

"Taliban itself is synonymous with fear in the minds of millions. This is just another proof."

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 07:27:13 +0000
#BBNaija: Boma and Tega kiss for 15 seconds

This is coming after the male housemate and the female housemate who is married, ignited a controversy after being spotted under the duvet.

The two housemates kissed during lights out, barely 24 hours after their 'duvet moment' trended on social media. ]]>
Tue, 31 Aug 2021 07:24:13 +0000
Five killed as car rams into tree in Adamawa

It was gathered that occupants of the Toyota starlet car were travelling from Yola to Michika Local Government Area when the the driver lost control near and rammed into a tree.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Suleiman Yahaya, who confirmed the incident, said five people in the vehicle including the driver died on the spot.

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 07:21:15 +0000
Bobrisky shows off cash gifts he 'received' ahead of his birthday

The crossdresser, who turns a year older today, August 31, took to Instagram last night to share the bundles of cash gifts he claims were given to him for his birthday.

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 07:19:15 +0000
U.S. drone strike kills ISIS-K 'planner' in response to Afghan airport attack

Among the 92 killed in Thursday's suicide blast, claimed by Afghanistan's Islamic State affiliate, were 13 U.S. service members, the most lethal incident for U.S. troops in Afghanistan in a decade.

According to the Pentagon, there were no civilian casualties from the strike and US forces were prepared for more attacks from ISIS even as they continue to airlift people out of the war torn Taliban controlled Afghanistan.

"Initial indications are that we killed the target. We know of no civilian casualties," the U.S. military said in a statement, referring to the overnight drone strike.

U.S. Central Command said the strike took place in Nangarhar province, east of Kabul and bordering Pakistan. It did not say whether the target was connected with the airport attack.

According to Reuters, residents of Jalalabad city, capital of Nangarhar, said they heard several explosions from an air strike around midnight on Friday though it was not clear if the blasts were caused by a U.S. drone.

The White House said the next few days were likely to be the most dangerous of the U.S. evacuation operation that the Pentagon said has taken about 111,000 people out of Afghanistan in the past two weeks

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the United States believed there were still "specific, credible" threats against the airport after the bombing at one of its gates.

"We certainly are prepared and would expect future attempts," Kirby told reporters in Washington. "We're monitoring these threats, very, very specifically, virtually in real time."

Sat, 28 Aug 2021 13:10:03 +0000
Man bludgeons his wife to death with sledgehammer in Bayelsa then commits suicide

The incident occurred at Odede Street, Tombia-Amassoma Road, Yenagoa, the state capital, in the early hours of Thursday, August 26.

According to witnesses, the man said to be a staff of the Yenagoa Local Government, reportedly bludgeoned his wife to death in her sleep with a sledgehammer and she died on the spot.

He was said to have watched the woman bleed to death and then drank a poisonous substance suspected to be insecticide, after which he laid close to the bleeding corpse and died.

It was gathered that the couple who had six children together were embroiled in marital disputes prior to the tragic incident.

According to Vanguard, the disagreement bothers on money realised from a contract handed to the husband by some members of his wife's family.

Speaking to the publication, a woman close to the deceased woman described her as gentle and that she had no time for conflicts.

"Yesterday, we were frying gari, and the husband called me that he wanted to speak with my sister if we were together. I told him that when I get to where she was, I will pass the message. On reaching her, I told her and immediately we tried reaching him but we couldn’t," the woman narrated.

“Later he called again, but I had left where she was so he told me to tell her to bring gari for home use. This morning (Thursday), the son called me that the mum was seen dead and he wants me to come

"As I was going to the house, I called him and ask of the dad and he told me the dad too was dead. So when I got to their house I went straight to the room and saw them both lying on the bed dead. But I noticed a can of poison by the bed and a big hammer."

She added that they had matrimonial issues, but she that had often intervened.

"The genesis of their problems was when my husband died and I had a contract which I engaged him to benefit from. After the contract, he got N800,000 for himself and never gave anything to the wife. She was bitter and reported the issue to me. I approached him and told him what he did was bad, because I involved him due to the fact that he married my sister. But I didn’t suspect it would result to this. Now they are both gone,” she added.

Spokesman of the state police Police command, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the incident said the bodies of the deceased have been evacuated to the morgue.

"Preliminary investigation reveals that one Patrick Markson, 46, a native of Onopa, Yenagoa, attacked and killed his wife, Hannah Markson, with a hammer. Thereafter, he drank a poisonous substance and died. Photographs of the scene were taken, the hammer and bottle of the poison were recovered as exhibits. An investigation is ongoing." he stated. ]]>
Fri, 27 Aug 2021 07:23:36 +0000
Nigerian woman dies six days after her mother's death

Ada, from Amawbia in Awka South Local Government of Anambra State, lost her mother on Friday, August 20.

Details of her death are sketchy at the time of this report, however, it was gathered that she reportedly died on Thursday, August 26.

Six days ago, she had taken to Facebook to mourn her mother.

"Black Friday. The reason why I struggle like no man's business has left me." she wrote.

Meanwhile, friends have taken to Facebook to mourn the young woman.

"Rest in Peace Engr Ada Nnanyereugo !! A few days ago, she told me she wanted to see me urgently. We agreed for weekend and just to log in this evening that she is no more after her mother's death six days ago. God what is happening?" one Kenechukwu Onwunzo wrote.

"This heartbreaking but God knows the best. Our friendship is forever. Until death, did we part. Although you’re away physically,You’re always in my heart. May God grant their souls eternal rest in his paradise. Amen." ]]>
Fri, 27 Aug 2021 07:18:29 +0000
2022 World Cup qualifiers: Nigeria announce 30-man squad for Liberia and Cape Verde

The squad list was announced in a statement by the Communications Department of the Nigeria Football Federation.

The Eagles play Liberia at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on Sept 3, before traveling to Mindelo to play Cape Verde four days later.

The list has six English Premier League players William Troost-Ekong, Oghenekaro Etebo, Wilfred Ndidi, Frank Onyeka, Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho in the sqaud.

Glasgow Rangers duo Joe Aribo and Leon Balogun complete the eight-man UK contingent.

See The Full Squad.

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (APOEL Nicosia, Cyprus); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Defenders: Chidozie Awaziem (FC Boavista, Portugal); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); William Troost-Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Abdullahi Shehu (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Kevin Akpoguma (TSG Hoffenheim, Germany)

Midfielders: Oghenekaro Etebo (Watford FC, England); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Galsgow Rangers, Scotland)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Samuel Kalu (FC Bordeaux, France); Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium)

Seven Others: Terem Moffi (FC Lorient, France); Henry Onyekuru (Olympiacos FC, Greece); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Innocent Bonke (Malmo FF, Sweden); Valentine Ozornwafor (Sporting Charleroi, Belgium); Tyronne Ebuehi (Venezia FC, Italy); Kingsley Michael (Bologna FC, Italy).

Fri, 27 Aug 2021 07:14:39 +0000
Woman in court for strangling neighbour using bra

Appearing before Chief Magistrate Peter Gesora, the court heard how Anyango assaulted Vivian Adhiambo on June 25 at Obunga in Kisumu County, by slapping her on the neck and strangling her using a bra.

She was charged with malicious injury to property contrary to section 339(1) of the penal code, and wilfully and unlawfully damaging a radio and a chair said to be properties of Vivian Adhiambo.

Anyango who was also accused of stealing a mobile phone worth ksh15,500, however pleaded not guilty to all the charges read to her before court.

In her defence, she told court that the complainant threatened her that she will use all the money she has to ensure that she is locked up.

Anyango said;

“She told me that she has a lot of money and she will ensure that I am arrested."

She was released on a bond of ksh30,000 by the magistrate who adjourned the case till September 21. ]]>
Thu, 26 Aug 2021 07:53:00 +0000
Adult film star Ron Jeremy indicted on more than 30 counts of sexual assault

Jeremy, 68, whose legal name is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, appeared in a Los Angeles court on Wednesday, August 25, where he pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of forcible rape, seven counts of forcible oral copulation, six counts of sexual battery by restraint, four counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object, two counts of sexual penetration of an unconscious or asleep person and one count each of lewd act upon a child under the age of 14 or 15, sodomy by use of force and assault with intent to commit rape.

"Far too often, survivors of sexual assault suffer in isolation,” Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón said in a statement. "We must ensure that survivors have all options available to help with recovery, including trauma-informed services for healing and support to report such crimes."

Jeremy was arrested in June 2020 and charged with multiple counts of sexual assault. He has been held in jail on $6.6m bail since his arrest .

The indictment includes allegations that Jeremy raped a 19-year-old woman during a photoshoot in 1996, raped a 26-year-old woman at a nightclub in 2003 and raped a 17-year-old girl at a home in 2008. He is also charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in 2004.

Sexual misconduct allegations against Jeremy were rumored for years before his arrest but ramped up amid the #MeToo era. He has repeatedly maintained his innocence.

Jeremy is due in court for a pretrial conference on Oct. 12. He remains behind bars as he's been unable to post his $6.6 million bail.

Thu, 26 Aug 2021 07:46:04 +0000
Manchester City 'offer Cristiano Ronaldo two-year contract worth £230,000-a-week

Pep Guardiola's side had wanted Tottenham talisman and England captain to replace Kun Aguero who left for Barcelona, but the £150million-rated forward announced on Wednesday that he is staying at Spurs for the coming season.

According to, City are willing to offer Ronaldo a two-year deal worth over £230,000-a-week but do not want to pay Juventus a transfer fee for the Portuguese icon.

The report says the Old Lady wants around £25million for the player which would allow them to find a replacement so late in the window.

Reports across Europe claim Ronaldo, 36, is looking for a new challenge and his agent Jorge Mendes offered him to City last week for £25m.

Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in Ronaldo with the French giants struggling to keep Kylian Mbappe, who was the subject of a £137million bid from Real Madrid this week. ]]>
Thu, 26 Aug 2021 07:42:16 +0000
'World's smallest cow' dies after rising to fame

Last month, pilgrims travelled from far distances to pay homage to two-year-old Rani, a Bhutti cow standing at just 51cms (20 inches) tall and weighed 28kg (62lbs)

The miniature animal, which lived on a farm close to the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, passed away due to "overeating" and "gas accumulation in her stomach', local reports confirmed.

Rani was rushed for emergency treatment last week when it was noticed her stomach had swollen up, but vets were unable to do anything to save her and she died "within hours".

The cow hit the headlines in July when farm manager Hasan Howlader sent off her measurements to the Guinness Book of World Records, hoping to see her take the title of "shortest cow".

Hasan is believed to have bought Rani in 2020, and more than 15,000 people are reported to have visited her at her farm in Charigram, near Dhaka.

The Guinness World Record for the shortest cow is currently held by Manikyam, in Kerala, India, measuring in at 61.1cms (24 inches).]]>
Wed, 25 Aug 2021 08:19:06 +0000
Woman's extreme cheek fillers make her look like a hamster

Anastasiia Pokreshchuk, 32, from Kiev, Ukraine, appeared on ITV's This Morning show and revealed that she has spent over £1,600 by injecting her own cheeks with hyaluronic filler

Despite admitting that it is dangerous, she described herself as a "beautiful monster". She added that she "looked like a mouse" before the dramatic procedures.

She said: "I didn't like my face. I didn't like my cheeks and I wanted them higher.

"I don't want to look like anyone else, I am who I am."

This Morning host, Eamonn then asked: "Do you like looking like a hamster?"

Anastasiia said she did and said that she was a Psychology graduate who knows that her look is "extraordinary".

"I describe myself as a beautiful monster," she said.

Viewers were left stunned and took to Twitter to comment, with one tweeting: "This is so sad they must have such unreal body dysmorphia to keep opting for these treatments until their face doesn’t even look human anymore. This woman has gone way too far with the cheek fillers. When will the people that perform these procedures say NO? #ThisMorning."

Another commented: "Anastasia looked far, far nicer before inserting golf balls into her cheeks... #ThisMorning."

A third wrote: "Erm it’s a choice. Not my choice but I wonder if she finds her cheeks are in constant agony? It’s like she’s storing giant gobstoppers in her cheeks. I’m sorry but she does."]]>
Wed, 25 Aug 2021 08:13:08 +0000
Saudi Arabian authorities scout for Nigerian doctors; hold recruitment exercise in Abuja

The recruitment exercise took place in Abuja, as qualified Nigerian medical practitioners thronged the recruitment center searching for better job opportunities outside Nigeria.

The job offer was for consultants and specialists in all medical fields, excluding psychiatrists. Those present paid N10, 000 for the application forms.

One of the doctors, Vivian Okolo, said she was shocked to meet her lecturer, a qualified Pediatrician at the recruitment exercise which is taking place at a time resident doctors in Nigeria are on strike, demanding better working conditions.

''I left medical school April 2011. My teacher is here. My own teacher. The first person I sighted here was my teacher, a seasoned peadiatric consultant. You know what it means? My teacher that taught me how many years ago. I am giving up on the country and poor leaders and I come here to meet my teacher. This is the worse. I never knew it has gone this bad'' Okolo said]]>
Wed, 25 Aug 2021 08:07:43 +0000
Buhari is the worst President when it comes to security – Governor Ortom

The Benue state Governor who appeared as a guest on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily on Tuesday August 24, criticized the President’s open grazing policy and also claimed that it is very clear that he wants to "fulanize" because he is not the first Fulani president.

Ortom said;

“Mr President is pushing me to think that what they say about him, that he has a hidden agenda in this country is true because it is very clear that he wants to fulanise but he is not the first Fulani president.

“Shagari was a Fulani President, Yar’ Adua was a Fulani President and they were the best in the history. But President Buhari is the worst President when it comes to issues of security and keeping his promises.

“Go back to 2015, what did he say, human rights issues, he talked about press freedom, about the economy, corruption, security, tell me one that Mr President has achieved.

“He has achieved some level of development in other sectors but these prominent things that are concerns to Nigerians and we are all worried about.. tell me when Mr President has come out to address them. Is it corruption, we are worse in the history of this country”.

Ortom who stated that he believes that open grazing will only worsen insecurity, added that it is disappointing that despite the fact that most states have agreed that ranching is a better way to go in an attempt to resolve the crisis, the President has maintained his stance on open grazing.

He added;

“If Mr President respects the law, the Land Use Act gives governors the power to preside over land administration on behalf of the people that they govern.

“So it is amazing and I am surprise to hear this coming from Mr President as if he doesn’t have an Attorney General, or Lawyers around him to advise him. I think Mr President was misquoted or he did it out of error. He should come out to apologise to Nigerians.”]]>
Wed, 25 Aug 2021 08:02:27 +0000
Real Madrid make £137m transfer bid for PSG forward, Kylian Mbappe

The La Liga giants reportedly made the offer on Sunday August 21, and Paris Saint-Germain are yet to respond to their proposal.

Mbappe is out of contract at the Parc des Princes next summer and he has so far refused to sign a new deal, despite PSG's attempts to get the France international to commit his future to the club.

The 22-year-old has told PSG that his dream is to play for Real Madrid, who have been linked with a move for the World Cup winner throughout the summer transfer window.

Mbappe has scored 133 times and made 63 assists in 174 games for PSG in all competitions and has helped them towards 11 major domestic honours, including three Ligue 1 titles.

He arrived from Monaco on an initial season-long loan in 2017 and was signed permanently for £165.7m a year later.

It was earlier reported that the deal would see Mbappe move to Real Madrid with Cristiano Ronaldo to move to PSG from Juventus.

Ronaldo is also out of contract next summer and has not told Juventus he wants to leave, but the Serie A club would not stand in his way if another club bid for him. ]]>
Wed, 25 Aug 2021 07:59:51 +0000
Afghanistan women's national football team are successfully evacuated from Kabul

The footballers were among a group of more than 75 people evacuated on a flight from Kabul on Tuesday, August 24.

Global football players' union FIFPRO thanked the Australian government for making the evacuation of players, team officials, and family members possible, with work continuing to help more leave Afghanistan.

'These young women, both as athletes and activists, have been in a position of danger and on behalf of their peers around the world we thank the international community for coming to their aid,' the union said in a statement.

During Taliban rule from 1996 to 2001, many sports and recreational activities including football were banned for all citizens, while women were forbidden from even leaving the house without being accompanied by a male relative.

Players had been advised this month to delete social media posts and photographs of them with the team to help avoid reprisals since the United States-backed Afghanistan government fell.

'The last few days have been extremely stressful but today we have achieved an important victory,' former team captain Khalida Popal said.

Popal is among a team of FIFPRO lawyers and advisors who have worked with authorities in six countries, including Australia, the US and United Kingdom, to get athletes and their families on to evacuation lists and flights to safety.

'The women footballers have been brave and strong in a moment of crisis and we hope they will have a better life outside Afghanistan,' Popal said.

FIFPRO general secretary Jonas Baer-Hoffmann said evacuations had been 'an incredibly complex process.'

'Our hearts go out to all the others who remain stranded in the country against their will,' he said.

Wed, 25 Aug 2021 07:56:38 +0000
Trump’s border wall already falling down after floods (Photos)

New pictures of the border wall shows metal gates falling off their hinges, leaving gaps in a stretch of the barrier in southern Arizona.

Also, mud and detritus has been washed against the side of the structure after what meteorologist call ‘historic flooding’ in the area.

The wall was one of the central promises of Trump’s presidential campaign in 2015 when he also pledged to make Mexico pay for it.

Trump tried to get 452 miles of wall built before leaving the White House earlier this year. ]]>
Tue, 24 Aug 2021 08:05:40 +0000
Teen girl and two others shot dead while filming a crate challenge video on social media

19-year-old Paris King was among the victims killed while filming the milk crate challenge video.

Video footage shows a man attempting to climb a milk crate pyramid just as gunfire breaks out.

"Get my gun, get my gun!" one man shouted. Another man shouted "Where my baby?" It is unclear if the man doing the crate challenge survived the shooting.

Initial reports were that two people were shot outside the school. First responders found Paris King shot dead in the backseat of a car at the scene.

A police spokesman told NewsWeek that a man tried to drive away after the shooting but stopped when he realized King was shot in the back seat.]]>
Tue, 24 Aug 2021 08:02:14 +0000
Lovely photos of President Buhari's daughters and their spouses

The president's daughters warmed up to their husbands as they posed for photos taken during the luncheon]]>
Tue, 24 Aug 2021 07:59:03 +0000
Gunmen kill two Methodist Church pastors in Benue

The two pastors identified as Moses Ijoko and Emmanuel Aleje, with the Methodist Church, Ochoro, were shot dead by assailants while on their way to the hospital on Tuesday, August 17

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Terver Akase, in a statement on Sunday, August 22, said that Ortom condemned the murder of the pastors and described the incident as unacceptable.

He urged the Chairman of Konshisha Local Government and other stakeholders in the area to ensure that the killers and their sponsors are apprehended to face justice.

The Governor warned those jeopardizing the State Government’s efforts to end the crisis between Konshisha and Oju that they won’t escape justice, no matter who they are.

He reaffirms the resolve of his administration not to surrender the State to criminals and appeals to Benue people to support security agencies with timely and useful information to enable them to succeed.

Governor Ortom also called on the people of the area to remain calm and gives assurance that the boundary between Bonta and Ukpute will soon be demarcated as the committee set up to facilitate the demarcation has concluded arrangements for the process.

An indigene of Ochoro Community who spoke on anonymity told journalists that the two pastors who are Igede people of Ochoro Community in Konshisha local government area which is a predominately Tiv speaking area were gruesomely murdered by Bonta boys on their way to Oju Local Government for medical attention.

"The pastors were attacked as they were going to the hospital. They were shot dead and their motorcycles snatched away. The incident was reported to the Police as usual but whether they were able to go to the scene before they were buried, I do not know." the source added.

Chairman of Konshisha Local Government Area, James Jirgba, said he received report while he was attending a meeting at Government House, Makurdi that two persons who were on their way to hospital.

"The crisis have been over for more than two weeks now but we heard that somebody from Igede who was coming from a journey dropped in Ukpute which is Igede area and strode into Tiv area but the people he met did not do anything to him. They kept him till dawn and I called the Oju chairman to tell the DPO to take him back to his people. People take advantage of this crisis to commit anything”, Jirgba said.

It was gathered that two weeks ago, stakeholders including traditional rulers and prominent politicians from Konshisha and Oju converged at Government House, Makurdi and agreed to a ceasefire as well as apprehension of militia groups causing mayhem in the communities.]]>
Mon, 23 Aug 2021 07:30:55 +0000
17-year-old girl stabs her neighbour to death in Kano

Spokesperson of the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, August 21, said the suspect stabbed the victim in the back of the neck and left her in a pool of her blood.

"On the 19/08/2021 at about 2300hrs, a report was received that one Bahijja Abubakar, 'f', 28 years old of Shekar Maidaki Quarters, Kumbotso LGA of Kano State, was stabbed at the back of her neck and left in a pool of her blood at the same address and the culprit fled to an unknown destination," he stated.

"Receiving the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama'ila Shu'aibu Dikko, fsi raised and instructed a team of Policemen led by SP Mudassir Ibrahim, Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Kumbotso Division to proceed to the scene

"The team immediately arrived the area and rushed the victim to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano where she was admitted. Unfortunately, on the 20/08/2021 at about 0800hrs, the victim died while receiving treatment

"A suspect, one Aisha Kabiru, 'f', 17 years old of the same address with the deceased was arrested on the 20/08/2021 at about 1000hrs in a hideout at Zawaciki Quarters, Kumbotso LGA Kano State

"On preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed she had misunderstanding with the deceased, and as a result, fighting erupted between them. They were however, settled, but later on, she took a sharp knife and stabbed Bahijja at the back of her neck which resulted to her death. Having realized her crime, she went into hiding

"The Commissioner of Police, CP Sama'ila Shu'aibu Dikko, fsi (Nagari-Nakowa) directed that the case be transferred to the criminal investigation Department of the Command, Homicide Section, for discreet investigation. Suspect will be charged to court upon completion of investigation." ]]>
Mon, 23 Aug 2021 07:27:02 +0000
Man drowns inside well in Kwara

The incident occurred at Ile Asaba Compound Offa around 9:15 pm on Saturday, August 21.

According to one of the residents, the man was suspected to have been drunk when he fell into the well.

"It was the people in the neighbourhood who discovered that there was a person trapped inside the well that alerted the Fire Service in Offa,” the resident said.

The Head of Department, Kwara State Fire Service, Hassan Hakeem Adekunle, who confirmed the incident on Sunday, said the corpse was evacuated by its personnel and has since been handed over to the police for further investigation.

"It took us few minutes to get there and evacuate the corpse from the well. We have handed it over to one ASP Hakeem Adebayo of Nigeria Police in Offa Command," he stated.

"The Director, Kwara State Fire Service, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa, has expressed his sadness over the incident and advised the general public to be more vigilant in their neighbourhoods as to prevent similar occurrences”, Adekunle added.

Mon, 23 Aug 2021 07:24:49 +0000
BBNaija stars, Gedoni and Khafi welcome their first child, a baby boy

Proud mother, Khafi shared the happy news on her Instagram page on Sunday night, August 22.

“Our miracle is here and he is perfect. Thank you to everyone who joined our live gender and baby reveal, ” Khafi captioned a photo of herself and her baby.

The couple, who met when they took part in the 2019 edition of Big Brother Naija, tied the knot at Ikoyi Marriage Registry on September 24, 2020.

Mon, 23 Aug 2021 07:22:03 +0000
"I’ve literally never met him" Iggy Azalea denies claims she's sleeping with Tristan

Tasha K took to YouTube to make allegations about Iggy Azalea, 31, and Tristan and Iggy immediately took to Twitter to set the record straight with a series of tweets.

Iggy wrote: "Very weird fake news making the rounds about me dating a man I've literally never met a DAY in my life…. Like….Y'all are really that bored?!?!'"]]>
Mon, 23 Aug 2021 07:19:00 +0000
Ashanti leaves little to the imagination as she steps out in a revealing dress

The singer, 40, wore the dress as she stepped out in New York for Fat Joe's 51st birthday celebration.

He said: "When Ashanti comes out that car, Jesus Christmas! I mean, what wasn't she wearing? Holy shot... She is looking like a motherfu***ng missile out there in them streets. So Ashanti comes in and I'm like Jesus Christ."

He added: "In all the years I've known her, she's never looked better. She walks in, I automatically rush her to the stage because I thought the f***ing outfit was gonna fly off her."]]>
Mon, 23 Aug 2021 07:14:52 +0000
Man allegedly caught sleeping with his sister in Benue

One Orkaa Roojas, who posted the photos on Facebook said the incident happened in Vandeikya Local Government Area of the state.

What happened after they were caught as seen in the photos, cannot be ascertained at the moment, however, it seems the community was conducting a purification ritual. ]]>
Fri, 20 Aug 2021 07:33:45 +0000
100 commercial sex workers arrested in Nairobi after traders complained

According to The Standard, the businessmen and women said the sex workers were operating in broad daylight near their shops, consequently distracting their would-be customers.

Police officers attached to Central post said the round-up was conducted by them and Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) officers after numerous complaints were filed by traders in the CBD.

“The traders filed a number of complaints against the group, particularly sex workers whom they claimed were operating near their stalls,” a senior Central Police Station officer told The Standard.

The senior cop said Covid-19 crisis and the 10pm-4am curfew might have pushed sex workers to the streets during the day.

"Some of the women openly entice men walking on the streets. Several victims have complained of sexual harassment by a section of the sex workers, who pull them to corridors for negotiation.”

A section of traders in Nairobi vowed to stop remitting taxes to the county government if action won’t be taken against the sex workers. The business community even wrote a protest letter to that effect.

"The traders said the sex workers were using foul language near their shops, making their customers uncomfortable. The most affected businessmen and women are those operating on Duruma Road, and its neighbouring streets.” Police said

Central Day Nursery School on Ngariama Road had written a letter to the NMS and police complaining of sex workers’ presence outside the institution’s gate. The management said the twilight girls had littered the entrance to the school with cigarette sticks, miraa leaves and stem, among other unwanted matter.

Another facility that has filed complaints about the sex workers, is the House of Judah Church on Ndumberi Road.

"The sex workers even show up outside the church on Sundays, when congregants are entering or leaving the worship centre,” said a member of House of Judah Church.

Charles Rubia Road is the other area flocked by sex workers during daytime. According to the complainants, the women start their business as early as 7am.

NMS officer, William Kangogo, who is in charge of the operation to remove sex workers from the CBD and rid the town of beggars and muggers, said the exercise will last one month, and would be conducted randomly thereafter.

"The directive was issued by the National Government,” he said, adding that some of the people posing as beggars are foreigners who are in the country illegally. We are investigating who is housing the foreigners because we understand that some of the beggars, mostly those living with disabilities, are usually taken to Huruma every evening,” added Kangogo

Fri, 20 Aug 2021 07:30:26 +0000
IMF and Western Union suspends Afghanistan's access to funds following Taliban takeover

Resources of over $370m (£268m) from the IMF had been set to arrive on 23 August. These funds were part of a global IMF response to the economic crisis in the country.

An IMF spokesperson said on Thursday, August 19, it was due to "lack of clarity within the international community" over recognising a government in Afghanistan.

Access to the IMF's reserves in Special Drawing Rights (SDR) assets, which can be converted to government-backed money, have also been blocked. SDRs are the IMF's unit of exchange based on sterling, dollars, euros, yen and yuan.

"As is always the case, the IMF is guided by the views of the international community," the spokesperson added.

Also, in another development, Independent money transfer giant, Western Union also announced it had suspended money transfer services to Afghanistan "until further notice".

Western Union said it's service will not be used to finance terrorists activities by terrorists regimes.

The announcement by the IMF comes after an official from the Biden administration told the BBC that any central bank assets the Afghan government has in the US will not be made available to the Taliban.

Earlier, the head of Afghanistan's central bank said the US had cut off access to its assets - around $7bn of which are held at the U.S. Federal Reserve.

Ajmal Ahmady, who fled the country at the weekend, tweeted that Da Afghanistan Bank's total reserves were approximately $9bn as of last week.

However, he said as per international standards, most of this was held in safe, liquid assets such as US Treasury bonds and gold offshore.

"Given that the Taliban are still on international sanction lists, it is expected (confirmed?) that such assets will be frozen and not accessible to Taliban," Ahmady tweeted.

"We can say the accessible funds to the Taliban are perhaps 0.1-0.2% of Afghanistan's total international reserves. Not much."

The Afghan currency, the Afghani, has fallen to record lows. Ahmady added that Washington's suspended shipments of physical dollars were causing Afghanistan's currency to depreciate.

"I believe local banks have told customers that they cannot return their dollars — because [Da Afghanistan Bank] has not supplied banks with dollars," he tweeted.

"This is true. Not because funds have been stolen or being held in vault, but because all dollars are in international accounts that have been frozen."

Fri, 20 Aug 2021 07:26:55 +0000
Afghanistan's biggest female pop star escapes to Turkey as fears grow for women

Aryana Sayeed, a singer, and judge on the Afghan version of The Voice, was one of those fortunate to escape the country on a US cargo jet on Wednesday, August 18.

'I am well and alive and after a couple of unforgettable nights, I have reached Doha, Qatar and am awaiting my eventual flight back home to Istanbul,' the 36-year-old told her 1.3 million Instagram followers.

Ms Sayeed later posted an update showing that she had flown onward to Turkey.

She said: 'After I get home and my mind and emotions return back to normal from a world of disbelief and shock, I have many stories to share with you.'

Ms. Sayeed has been a prominent supporter of the Afghan Army and spoke out many times in support of them before the Taliban took the country. She is married to Hasib Sayed, who is also her producer.

This comes after the Taliban disclosed that religious scholars will decide whether girls can go to school and women can work after the new regime earlier said they would respect women's rights 'within the framework of Islamic law.

Taliban spokesman Waheedullah Hashimi told Reuters on Wednesday: 'Our scholars will decide whether girls are allowed to go to school or not.'

He also ruled out any chance that the current democratic system of government would remain, saying that it was not compatible with Islamic law.

'There will be no democratic system at all because it does not have any base in our country,' Hashimi said.

'We will not discuss what type of political system should we apply in Afghanistan because it is clear. It is sharia law and that is it.'

Fri, 20 Aug 2021 07:22:30 +0000
Police Service Commission sets up fresh panel to probe Abba Kyari

Though Kyari was earlier probed by a Police investigative panel set up by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, and headed by Joseph Egbunike, a Deputy Inspector-General of Police, a new panel set up by the Police Service Commission to probe him is being headed by Barr. Tijani Mohammed, Director, Department of Police Discipline in the commission.

The panel was inaugurated by the Permanent Secretary/Secretary to the commission, Alhaji Abubakar Ismaila.]]>
Fri, 20 Aug 2021 07:17:24 +0000
Members testify as Delta pastor prays miracle money into their lives

In a video that has gone viral, the clergyman can be seen calling the names of different banks in Nigeria as he prayed for heaven to credit the alerts of his members. He asked his members to lift their phones up as he prayed for the angel of miracle money to credit their accounts.

After the prayers, some of his members testified that they received monies in different currencies. One of them said he received as much as $5000 miracle alert.]]>
Fri, 20 Aug 2021 07:14:41 +0000
Buhari approves review of 368 grazing reserves in 25 states

The president’s directive followed his approval of the recommendations of a committee chaired by the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari.

This comes months after southern governors banned open grazing in the entire region.

According to a statement by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, the move by the president was to curb the bloody clashes between herders and farmers across the country.

Adesina said in a statement: "The President’s directive followed his approval of the recommendations of a committee chaired by the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambar.

Among others, the committee had recommended the collection of field data collection on 368 Grazing Reserves across 25 states to assess encroachment and encroachers, stakeholder engagements and sensitization.

"The Committee also recommended production of maps and geo-mapping/tagging of sites, analysis of findings and report preparations as well as design appropriate communication on Grazing Reserves and operations.

"The number of the Grazing Reserves and States were deduced from considerations of existing security concerns and other pre-existing socio-economic conditions.

"The President directed that the assignment be undertaken with dispatch to bring more understanding on the Grazing Reserves, and implementation."

"Members of the committee include Governor of Kebbi State and Vice Chairman, National Food Security Council, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Governor of Ebonyi State and Chairman of NEC Sub-Committee for National Livestock Transformation Plan, David Umahi, Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar and Deputy Chief of Staff, Ade Ipaye.

"The Technical Sub-Committee consists of representatives from the seven members of the main committee in addition to representatives from Ministry of Justice, Surveyor General of the Federation, National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) and National Space Research Development Agency (NASRDA).

"Among its Terms of Reference, the Committee was to collate from states and confirm the status of all Grazing Reserves, assess the percentage of available land and those with existing encroachment complications for case-by-case resolution in partnership with state governments and the FCT.

"The Committee will also make recommendations for gazetting of ungazetted Grazing Reserves and create a data base of National Cattle Herders and ensure that Grazing Reserves are well communicated to all stakeholders. The inaugural meeting of the Committee was held on May 10, 2021."

Fri, 20 Aug 2021 07:12:26 +0000
God is set to give Nigeria a new beginning - Osinbajo

The Vice President made the proclamation while speaking at the 25th annual convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) on Thursday, August 19.

With the convention themed “New Beginning”, the Vice-president said it is in the nature of God to create new beginnings and Nigeria is on course, regardless of all doubts.

Osinbajo, in a statement issued by Laolu Akande, his spokesperson, on Thursday, cited the biblical story of Nathaniel who doubted whether any good thing could come out of Nazareth. He added that despite people doubting if anything good will come out of Nigeria, the country will experience a new beginning.

“Today, many men are saying the same about our nation Nigeria, even men of God, but this is the textbook case of how God works. He is set to give Nigeria a new beginning.

In the midst of current travails, the God of new beginnings is about to change our story. He is about to do something new. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

God did not create us to be independent of Him. He did not endow us with the strength to succeed without Him. The God of new beginnings did not create us to be self-sufficient. We need Him.”he said]]>
Fri, 20 Aug 2021 07:09:24 +0000
Woman 'executed by Taliban for not wearing burqa' as fighters patrol streets (photo)

A photo of the alleged killing published by Fox News on Wednesday, August 18, shows a woman's body lying in a pool of blood as several people crouch around her.

The victim was allegedly executed for going out in Taloqan, Takhar province, without a burqa.

Terrifying footage also shows a group of Taliban fighters driving down a street in a 4x4 vehicle, opening fire as their flag flutters in the wind.

The news comes as reports suggest that death squads are hunting down activists and government workers, and those who worked with western organisations, especially during the last fall of the Taliban after 9/11.

The incidents come despite the new Taliban leadership promising amnesty and pledging there will be no reprisal attacks.]]>
Thu, 19 Aug 2021 07:25:31 +0000
Scientists shocked as blob of human brain grows functioning eyes in lab dish

The tiny brain organoids being grown in dishes grew two optic cups, mirroring the development of eye structures in human embryos, Science Alerts reports.

Scientists running the experiment believe the breakthrough could help humans better understand eye diseases.

"Our work highlights the remarkable ability of brain organoids to generate primitive sensory structures that are light sensitive and harbour cell types similar to those found in the body," said neuroscientist Jay Gopalakrishnan of University Hospital Du?sseldorf in Germany.

"These organoids can help to study brain-eye interactions during embryo development, model congenital retinal disorders, and generate patient-specific retinal cell types for personalised drug testing and transplantation therapies."

Brain organoids are not full brains as we know them. They are small structures grown from stem cells harvested from adult humans.

The stem cells have the potential to grow into many different types of tissue, this time growing into "blobs" of brain tissue.

According to scientists the brains are not able to resemble any thoughts, emotions or consciousness.

The "mini brains" are used for research purposes as actual living brains are "ethically tricky" to test on.

This time, Gopalakrishnan and his colleagues were seeking to observe eye development.

"Eye development is a complex process, and understanding it could allow underpinning the molecular basis of early retinal diseases," the researchers wrote in their paper.

"Thus, it is crucial to study optic vesicles that are the primordium of the eye whose proximal end is attached to the forebrain, essential for proper eye formation."

The tiny brains grew optic cups in just 30 days of development and became clearly visible after 50 days. In 314 brain organoids, 73% developed optic cups.]]>
Thu, 19 Aug 2021 07:21:42 +0000
We won’t rest until social media is regulated - Lai Mohammed

The minister said this in an interview with NAN in Washington while reacting to media reports that claimed he sneaked out of Nigeria to the US to meet with Twitter operators to resolve the ban on the micro-blogging site in Nigeria. Lai said fake news such as this reaffirms the need for social media to be regulated.

Speaking during the interview, Mohammed said';

“Can a minister sneak out of Nigeria without people knowing? When you say I sneaked out of Nigeria, are you saying I went to board at a terminal where nobody is or I travelled to the Republic of Benin to fly out of the country?”

I was at an international airport, where I presented myself openly and I was checked in at the counter like every other traveller of the airline. I boarded and passed through the checks by the immigration service and customs

How can you come and say I sneaked out of the country? You and I have been here, have I met with any Twitter official­?

When you talk about fake news and its dangers, we need to take it seriously and I am happy that the entire world is now seeing what we saw more than two years ago. I can assure you that we will not rest until we regulate the social media. Otherwise, nobody will survive it.”]]>
Thu, 19 Aug 2021 07:17:39 +0000
#BBNaija: I like being watched when I am having s*x - Angel tells Boma

She disclosed this while having a discussion with her fellow housemate, Boma, at the executive lounge where she also hinted that she likes group sex.

''I mean I like being watched, but like one person at most. I like being watched when I am having sex.''

When Boma asked ''By who?'', Angel responded ''Anybody that I am close with, I actually don't have a preference''.

Big Brother, however, asked them to immediately leave the lounge when she was responding to a question Boma asked about if she has ever done anything in groups before.]]>
Thu, 19 Aug 2021 07:14:44 +0000
Comedian, AY Makun, shares new photos as he turns 50

He shared lovely new photos of himself on his page to mark the day. Happy Birthday to him!

Thu, 19 Aug 2021 07:12:33 +0000
Robbers attack bullion van in Ondo, shoot policeman

Ondo State Police command’s spokesperson, Funmilayo Odunlami confirmed the attack, saying the armed robbers were disappointed after discovering that the van was empty.

Odunlami further disclosed that while a team of policemen has been deployed to the area to apprehend the armed robbers, the injured policeman is being treated at a nearby hospital]]>
Thu, 19 Aug 2021 07:08:51 +0000
#BBNaija: No eviction this week as Boma is nominated as Deputy Head of House

However Maria was given an assignment of convincing other housemates that she has been given the veto power of evicting two housemates who least impress her at the end of the week. She was given a paper to score the housemates, but asked not to turn them to slaves.

Maria also nominated Boma as her Deputy. While Maria has been barred from accessing the Head of House lounge for two weeks for violating a rule in the house, Boma was asked to nominate who will stay in the lounge with him. He picked Jackie B to stay in the Head of House lounge with him. ]]>
Tue, 17 Aug 2021 07:35:37 +0000
Watch Taliban militants wine and dine in presidential Palace

Some of the militants sat ontop the sofa while others could be seen eating as they chatted and laughed in the palace.

The Taliban have taken total control of the war torn country as Western nations scramble to fly their citizens and diplomats out of Kabul as fast as possible.

On Sunday, August 15, former president Ashraf Ghani fled the country to neighboring Tajikistan as the Taliban advanced on the capital, Kabul. By Sunday evening the Taliban had already declared the 'Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan' bringing to mind the dark days of pre-2001 when the group ruled the country with iron fist, where women had no rights, had no education and had no voice .]]>
Tue, 17 Aug 2021 07:33:44 +0000
CNN reporter forced to wear hijab after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban (photos)

Photos of Clarissa before and after the capture of the city have gone viral as online users are shocked by the quick turn of events.]]>
Tue, 17 Aug 2021 07:30:47 +0000
See photo showing inside a US military aircraft evacuating Afghans from Kabul to Qatar

Since Afghanistan collapsed to the Taliban, Kabul residents have been desperately looking for a way out of the capital either by road or by air.]]>
Tue, 17 Aug 2021 07:28:41 +0000
IPOB: Sit-at-home order in Southeast is evil - Governor Umahi

The governor who spoke to newsmen in Abakaliki, said this while reacting to the decision of residents of the region to enforce the order on Monday, August 16, despite the suspension by IPOB leaders. The leaders of the secessionist group initially called for the sit-at-home to protest the arrest and detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. The group however called off the suspension to enable students to take their ongoing examination.

Despite the suspension, economic activities in the region were halted on Monday, August 16, as banks, market, and other places were deserted. Read here.

Umahi while reacting to the development, said “We must rise to say no to this evil plan to destroy our economy and destroy our people''

He threatened to sack civil servants who failed to turn up for work and also ensure that shop owners lose their rights of occupancy for failing to open for business.

He said;

“People pretend not to come to work in the name of sit-at-home. Those who say sit-at-home have denounced the exercise, but people also take refuge in that excuse.

I have directed that any civil servant who fails to come to work, it’s automatic dismissal; any site that is not working, the workers are to be dismissed and any shop that is not open, the owners will lose the right occupancy of such stores.

The economy of Southeast will be destroyed by the reason of very few that is self-seeking.

We are known for trade and anyone advocating for sit-at-home in Southeast is evil because Southeast has not caused the problem of anybody.

If anybody is waging war, that war cannot be in Southeast. Our people must understand what is going on. It is not in the interest of the Southeast.

You can’t kill the people and destroy the economy and say you are fighting for the people. We must rise to say no to this evil plan to destroy our economy and destroy our people.''he said

On the recent killing of a policeman in Ezza South over the weekend, the governor said;

“I keep saying that there is nothing like unknown gunmen. We are killing ourselves. The known gunmen are our people; people being killed are still out people. The Igboman has never been known for this kind of rascality.

Just two days back, a policeman was killed again at Ezza south. The security people that have dedicated their lives to protect us are being killed. It is important that our young men should understand that the future belongs to them and they must not fold their hands and see their future being destroyed.

I think it is time for the people of the Southeast to rise up and say enough is enough''

Tue, 17 Aug 2021 07:26:16 +0000
Nigerian crossdresser cries out after he was allegedly assaulted for being effeminate

Philip shared a video of his bruised face with blood all over his mouth as he recounted how a man allegedly physically assaulted him

''It's now a crime for an effeminate boy to walk freely in Nigeria... For crying out loud we didn't create ourselves... I feel so hurt, molested, dehumanized and brutalized!! My life is danger please come through for me'']]>
Tue, 17 Aug 2021 07:23:40 +0000
DJ Khaled reveals he and his family just recovered from Covid

The American record executive made this known on Instagram.

He thanked everyone for their contributions while he and his family battled the deadly virus. He also advised people to be safe and protect themselves from the virus.]]>
Fri, 13 Aug 2021 07:49:34 +0000
Mario Balotelli cleared of 2017 rape allegation involving 16-year-old girl in France

The incident allegedly occurred in July 2017, when the former Manchester City and Liverpool star was playing for French side Nice.

The 31-year-old said that the pair had met when she was on holiday and they had consensual sex, after which she contacted him asking for €100,000 (£84,930).

Balotelli reported the attempted extortion attempt to the police, three weeks before his accuser and her lawyer contacted authorities.

However, Italian police in Balotelli's hometown of Brescia have closed the case, deeming that any accusation levelled at the footballer was 'unfounded'.

'Balotelli is satisfied, as this was an unacceptable and insulting accusation,' the Italian's lawyer said.

'It's a pity for the girl, who proved herself to be an instrument in the hands of an adult without scruples.'

A judge ruled that witness evidence and telephone conversation recordings with Balotelli proved a 'machination' to extort money.

The 31-year-old Italian striker recently signing for Turkish side Adana Demirspor, after leaving Monza in Italy this summer. ]]>
Fri, 13 Aug 2021 07:46:56 +0000
Jailed Samsung chief, Lee Jae-yong, released from prison on parole

The 53-year-old executive, who is Samsung's de facto leader, walked out of the Seoul Detention Center in Uiwang, a city just south of Seoul, on Friday morning.

Lee Jae-yong — the 202nd richest person in the world according to Forbes, with a net worth of $11.4 billion — was serving a two-and-a-half year prison sentence for bribery, embezzlement and other offences in connection with the corruption scandal that brought down ex-South Korean president Park Geun-hye.

But calls for his early release from both politicians and business leaders grew in recent months over what they claimed was a possible leadership vacuum at the South’s biggest conglomerate.

The justice ministry announced Monday, August 9, he had been paroled with over 800 others, citing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the economy.

As he walked out of the Detention Centre, Lee, wearing a mask, told reporters: "I am very sorry for making people worried. I know there are concerns, criticism, worries and big expectations for me. I will do my best."

He then got into a vehicle and departed.

Numerous people gathered outside the prison, some in support of his release and others opposing it. Those who opposed questioned why convicted business titans often receive leniency in South Korea.

Lee was put on a list of 810 prisoners to be released on the occasion of Liberation Day, which falls on Sunday and marks the end of Japanese colonial rule over the Korean Peninsula in 1945. The nine-member Parole Review Committee, chaired by Vice Justice Minister Kang Sung-kook, decided to release Lee in a meeting on Monday, hoping that his presence in the executive suite will provide a boost to South Korea's economy.

"In particular, Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong was included on the list as we considered the national economy and global economic circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic," a justice ministry statement says. "We also considered various factors, including public sentiment and his attitude in prison."

The presidential Blue House asked people to understand Lee's release as a choice made in the country's interest.

"Many people wanted parole as they have expectations for [his] role in the fields of semiconductors and vaccines amid the serious crisis," said Park Su-hyun, spokesperson for President Moon Jae-in, in a briefing on Friday after Lee left detention.

Fri, 13 Aug 2021 07:43:45 +0000
Scotland to let pupils aged four change gender without their parents' consent

It was disclosed that any pupil who decides they want to switch gender must be supported and listened to in school following the Scottish Government's advice.

The guidance applies in primary schools, where the youngest children are only four or five, because ‘recognition and development of gender identity can occur at a young age’.

It also tells teachers not to question a child who says they want to transition to live as a boy or a girl - and instead ask for their new name and pronouns.

Primary and secondary schools have also been told to put books featuring transgender people on the curriculum, allow pupils to choose which changing room or toilets to use, and consider introducing a gender neutral uniform.

The guidance was branded ‘shocking’ and led to concerns that children are being allowed to make life-changing decisions at too young an age.

The advice says: ‘Some young people are exploring their gender identity in primary school settings. Primary schools need to be able to meet the needs of these young people to ensure they have a safe, inclusive and respectful environment in which to learn.’

A section on ‘changing name and recorded sex’ says children simply need to tell others informally that they want to use a different name, and that they don’t need to record this formally on their official school record. Advice to school staff on what to do if a child wants to discuss their gender includes asking ‘what name and pronoun you should use to address them’.

It also says that they should ask if their family are aware they are considering their gender identity – but does not suggest the teacher should contact them.

The guidance document also states that no Scottish law compels people to use the toilets that correspond to the gender they were assigned at birth.

Marion Calder, director of the For Women Scotland campaign group, said: ‘To be transgender you have to have a diagnosis of gender dysphoria. What are they thinking? Parents will be very concerned to be reading this document.’

Scottish education secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville said: ‘This guidance outlines how schools can support transgender young people while ensuring that the rights of all pupils are fully respected.

‘It provides schools with practical suggestions. The guidance is not prescriptive and does not promote transitioning.’

Fri, 13 Aug 2021 07:38:52 +0000
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The Argentina captain became a free agent this summer after his contract with Barcelona expired. The club was expected to re-sign him after positive initial talks between all parties but LaLiga's financial regulations made it impossible.

On Tuesday, August 10, Messi flew from Spain to France to sign a two-year contract which includes an option to extend by a year and gives the forward a net salary of about €35m (£29.6m) with bonuses factored in.

According to Mail Online, the deal will see Messi earn £1million a week, and he will wear the number 30 shirt, his first Barcelona number.

A statement on PSG’s official Twitter account said: “Paris Saint-Germain is delighted to announce the signing of Leo Messi on a two-year contract with an option of a third year. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner is justifiably considered a legend of the game and a true inspiration for those of all ages inside and outside football.

“The signing of Leo reinforces Paris Saint-Germain’s aspirations as well as providing the club’s loyal fans with not only an exceptionally talented squad, but also moments of incredible football in the coming years.”

Upon competing his move, Messi said: 'I am excited to begin a new chapter of my career at Paris Saint-Germain. Everything about the club matches my football ambitions. I know how talented the squad and the coaching staff are here. I am determined to help build something special for the club and the fans.'

The Argentina superstar will be officially presented as a Paris Saint-Germain player on Wednesday August 11.

Messi joined Barcelona as a 15-year-old and went on to make his senior debut in 2004 at just 16 years old, featuring 778 times for the club in total across his 21-year-career.

During that time Messi became Barcelona's record scorer with 672 goals including 120 Champions League goals and a record 474 LaLiga goals. He also managed 10 LaLiga titles, four Champions Leagues and seven Copa del Reys.

Messi's individual contribution also saw him claim the European Golden Shoe award for the continent's top scorer on six occasions.

Wed, 11 Aug 2021 07:22:05 +0000
Nollywood actor, Rich Oganiru, dies

The actor reportedly died on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 after being ill for months.

Only two weeks ago, a video of Rich Oganiru lying in his sick bed and begging for financial assistance was shared online.]]>
Wed, 11 Aug 2021 07:19:15 +0000
Friends trapped in elevator film terrifying moment flood water gushes in up to their necks

Omaha in Nebraska is among many across the US state to have been hit with flash floods due to heavy rainfall over the weekend.

A resident, Tony Luu, decided to go out on Saturday night, August 7, with a few of his friends to see the extent of the damage done to the area.

However, his evening took a horrifying turn after he stepped into the elevator into his apartment block and pressed to go down.

Videos posted to his Instagram account show water gushing into the lift. In no time, the water had reached their necks and they had to call for help.

One of the terrified friends can be heard saying on the phone: "Okay, can you please just hurry?"

Speaking to KCCI, Tony said: "Water started coming in through the vents and then I just thought it was going to come up to my ankles."

He then recalled it getting to his stomach, at which point he realised "this is real".

Tony quickly called his roommates and 911 for help. He was panicking at this point and believed they might die.

The water continued to rise and they had to jump onto the handrails to keep their heads above water.

Emergency services eventually rescued them.

Tony's friend Daylon Guy told the Omaha World-Herald that four other people were stuck in another lift in the same building at the time, but fortunately, no one required medical attention.

Wed, 11 Aug 2021 07:16:02 +0000
Singer, Temmie Ovwasa explains why she can't stop engaging in homosexuality

The singer explained that she cannot go from being homosexual to being in a heterosexual relationship because of all the benefits that comes from dating a woman.

Listing the benefits, she said she can't go from "multiple orgasms, genuine concern and full autonomy" from a female partner because the woman knows she doesn't own her, to sex with an "immature man child" who "can't wash his ass or keep a straight woman interested."

She added that after years of being with women, being with a straight man is a "downgrade".]]>
Wed, 11 Aug 2021 07:09:53 +0000
Brits battling floods spot 'mermaid' going for a swim (photos)

As residents try to deal with the flood, one Glasgow resident, who is currently unable to leave his flat, spotted a dramatic sight that he captured and shared online.

Gavin Millar, who snapped the photos, was looking out of his top floor apartment in a flat in Battlefield Gardens on the south side of the city, when he saw a mermaid swim past his window yesterday, August 7.

The rainwater had turned his street into more of a canal when he spotted the woman wearing a mermaid outfit attempting to swim in the floodwater.

However, people are convinced the "mermaid" is just a woman doing a photoshoot]]>
Mon, 09 Aug 2021 07:35:41 +0000
Barcelona lawyers move to block Lionel Messi's transfer to PSG

This comes days after Barcelona confirmed last Thursday that Messi would not sign a new contract with the Spanish club amid financial concerns “and structural obstacles” which prevented Messi from renewing.

After Messi confirmed his exit from the club, PSG offered Messi an initial two-year deal, thought to be worth £25m a year after tax, and the six-time Ballon d'Or winner and his representatives are now reviewing and considering it carefully.

Now lawyers at the Spanish club have filed a complain to the European Court of Appeals, stating the Parisians should be stopped in their pursuit of Messi based on financial data.

Juan Branco confirmed the complaint on Twitter: 'On behalf of FC Barcelona partners, my firm has prepared a complaint with the European Commission and demands for provisional suspension before civil and administrative courts in France to prevent Paris-Saint Germain from signing Lionel Messi.

'PSG's ratios in terms of 'Financial Fair Play' are worse than those of FC Barcelona.

'In 2019-2020, PSG's salary-to-income ratio was 99%, while Barcelona's was 54%. Meanwhile, the difference has increased.

'It is inconceivable that the 'Financial Fair Play' serves to aggravate the drifts of football-business, the instrumentalization of football by sovereign powers, and the distortion of competitions.'

The report claims PSG will fall foul of FFP with the signing of Messi, and reveals that Barcelona couldn't renew the star's contract because even after a 50 per cent pay cut, the club's wage bill would be 110 per cent of cap, according to Marca.

It also reportedly pointed at the Ligue 1 side's active summer this year, with Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos, Achraf Hakimi, and Georginio Wijnaldum all arriving at the Parc de Princes.

They already have the massive wages of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar to shoulder.

Messi confirmed in an emotional press conference that he will be leaving Barcelona this summer after a lifetime at the club, and is now finalising terms with PSG.
Mon, 09 Aug 2021 07:31:14 +0000
Okorocha to build tuition-free Islamic university in Buhari's hometown

Okorocha, a senator and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), said the Rochas Okorocha Foundation would build the university, Premium Times reports.

The former governor was recently conferred with the traditional title of Maga Alherin Kasar Hausa by the Emir of Daura, Umar Faruk.

Isa Halidu, who represented Mr Okorocha at an event in Daura on Saturday, August 7, said students would enjoy free tuition and accommodation at the university.

"Because the Emir of Daura made me a traditional titleholder, I am going to give a gift, perhaps, that would never be forgotten. I will build an Islamic university with modern facilities under Rochas Okorocha Foundation and to be commissioned by myself in Daura town," Okorocha said.

Okorocha noted that his Foundation has built schools and undertaken many developmental projects in other states, hence paying back Daura town for what President Buhari has done for Nigeria.]]>
Mon, 09 Aug 2021 07:28:57 +0000
Inmate, 26, beats his sister's rapist, 70, to death in prison
An administrative error saw 26-year-old Shane Goldsby assigned to the same cell as Robert Munger before the fatal beating in June 2020.

Munger, 70, was serving a 43-year sentence at the Airway Heights prison in Washington State for child molestation and child pornography offences.

Local news station KHQ reported that Goldsby discovered that his younger sister was one of Munger's victims.

"I had so much stuff going on in my head,' he told the station. "I wasn't stable at that point. I wasn't. I was getting to that point, because [Munger] kept wanting to give me details about what happened, what he did – about the photos and the videos of him doing this stuff. It was building up."

Goldsby said he couldn't believe that he had been assigned to the same cell and made a request to the authorities that he be moved, which was ignored.

"I was in shock," he added. "I was like, 'what the f***?'... This stuff doesn't happen. You're talking the same institution, the same unit, the same pod in the same cell as this dude. That's like hitting the jackpot in the casino seven times."

"They put me in a position that I shouldn't even be in. This shouldn't have happened, at all. You're talking about this dude, who did some sick twisted things to my little sis. My family. My blood. My life. And you want to put me face-to-face with this dude?" Goldsby told KHQ.

Goldsby eventually snapped, attacking the older man in a common area in the jail.

Court documents reveal what happened next, showing how Goldsby hit "Munger in the face and head area about 14 times, [stomped] on his head at least four times and [kicked] a couple more times before walking away and being taken into custody." He died three days later.

"There was no clear indication in the documentation regularly reviewed for housing assignments that there was a potential conflict," DoC spokeswoman Janelle Guthrie told the Spokesman-Review newspaper.

"You put me in the same cell as this dude," Goldsby said. "I feel set up. I'm the victim."

At his sentencing last week, Goldsby was too emotional to read a statement and his lawyer spoke on his behalf.

"I'm ashamed of my actions, I was put into a situation that I don't wish on nobody," she said on Goldsby's behalf. "I got a lot of fixing to do."

In addition to the additional 22 years, Goldsby must also pay restitution to Munger's family.

"I cannot imagine what it would be like to lose a loved one in this kind of way," Goldsby said through his lawyer.

"To his wife and his whole family I apologise. I am so sorry and I hope you are able to heal from what I caused."

Mon, 09 Aug 2021 07:26:06 +0000
Ghanaian policewoman reportedly commits suicide over debt

Adjei was found dead on Saturday August 7, after checking into a room at Misiho Hotel which is located at Akwasiho.

Manager of the hotel told the police that he found the policewoman dead in a prone position on the floor while carrying out a routine check on guests around 7pm.

The policewoman who had a swollen right cheek, was also oozing blood from her nostrils. A suicide note where she blamed one Mr. Timothy Dampare for her death was found in a bag in the room.

She said the man who promised to pay off some of the people she was owing, reneged on the promise.

“Dear Mr. Timothy Dampare, I told you that I owed people money and you decided to help me, and you have been with me in my house for one week now and you have refused to help me, so if anything happens you have caused it Mr. Timothy Dampare. Thank you."

In a press release obtained by TV3, Eastern Regional Police Command spokesperson DSP Ebenezer Tetteh said an investigation into the case has been launched.

The hotel manager and Timothy Dampare have also been arrested. They are expected to assist in police investigations.

Body of the deceased has since been deposited at Nkawkaw Holy Family Hospital awaiting autopsy.]]>
Mon, 09 Aug 2021 07:24:12 +0000
PSG favourites to land Lionel Messi after Barcelona confirm departure of Argentina legend

Barcelona announced the six-time Ballon d'Or winner will not be staying at the club 'because of financial and structural obstacles'.

The 34-year-old has been a free agent since July 1 when his contract expired at the Nou Camp.

According to Betfair, PSG are the odds-on favourites to sign him at 10/11, with Manchester City second-favorites at 21/10.

City boss Pep Guardiola has made no secret of his desire to be reunited with his former Barcelona team-mate but with the £100m rival of Jack Grealish from Aston Villa and their interest in £150m Harry Kane, could see Messi join PSG instead.

Betfair spokesperson Sam Rosbottom said: 'The big transfer news just keeps on coming and all eyes are back on the future of Lionel Messi following the confirmation that he won’t be signing a new deal with Barcelona.

'Reports last summer suggested that Manchester City were very close to signing him, and they are currently second-favourites at 21/10 to secure the services of the six-time Ballon d’Or winner.

'However, it is French side PSG who are the odds-on favourites to sign him at 10/11, while Manchester United are outsiders at 18/1.'

Barca insist both they and Messi were willing to extend his stay, but claim La Liga regulations have made that impossible.

A statement on the Catalan giants’ official website said: 'Despite FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi having reached an agreement and the clear intention of both parties to sign a new contract today, this cannot happen because of financial and structural obstacles (Spanish Liga regulations).

'As a result of this situation, Messi shall not be staying on at FC Barcelona.'

Messi made 778 appearances for Barcelona, scoring 672 goals which have helped to secure 10 league titles, four Champions Leagues and three Club World Cups among his haul of 35 trophies.]]>
Fri, 06 Aug 2021 07:10:10 +0000
Court sentences Sudanese soldiers to death for killing protesters

In his opening statement, the judge in the case, Ahmed Hassan al-Rahma, recounted how school and university students had taken to the streets of Obeid, in North Kordofan province, in a peaceful rally on July 29, 2019.

However, they were intercepted by members of the Rapid Support Forces who beat them with sticks and whips. When the students responded by hurling stones, the paramilitary troops opened fire, killing six people, the judge said.

"The students exercised their right to protest, which is protected by the law and the constitution," said al-Rahma. "However, those criminals responded with all cruelty and savagery."

The judge insisted the assault was an isolated incident and dismissed claims that higher command was involved.

"It is an individual act that emanates from the perpetrators' evil nature," he said, addressing the court in a hearing that was broadcast live on Sudan's national television.

The Obeid students were having the rally to demand justice for at least 128 people killed in a violent dispersion of a protest camp outside the military headquarters in the capital of Khartoum a month earlier, as well as better economic conditions.

The trial against the troops in Obeid had lasted for over 20 hearings during a year's time. Three other troops were initially indicted in the case; two of them were acquitted and the third, a minor, was referred to juvenile court.

Before handing down his verdict, under Islamic tradition, the judge had heard the testimony of the parents of the killed students, who demanded the defendants be executed for their crime.

Fri, 06 Aug 2021 07:08:18 +0000
Man with the 'world's biggest penis' opens up about the privileges he enjoys

Jonah Falcon, whose penis is 13.5 inches when erect, has held the unofficial title of having the world's biggest penis for more than two decades, since his appearance on the 1999 HBO Documentary Private Dicks: Men Exposed.

In 2003, Rolling Stone wrote an article about him titled: "Mr. Big: Jonah Falcon’s Giant Penis Problem." He also appeared on The Daily Show, where he said the foreskin of his penis could completely envelop a doorknob.

Speaking about his male member, Falcon said he first realised how well endowed he was when some of his classmates pointed it out to him.

Falcon added that the best part of having a large penis is not having to constantly prove himself.

He said: "I don't need a fancy car, I don't need a gun, I happily wear a mask, and so on, because I don't have to prove my masculinity to anyone else. I'll wear all pink, dammit!"

He also said that, thanks to his penis, he has never worried about finding sexual partners.

He said his penis has landed him relationships with some very well-known people, but refused to drop names.

He adds that there are downsides too. Falcon says people can assume he's a bad person, egotistical, or that he's "a slut". He also gets tired of people wanting to measure him.

As for being too big for a sex partner, Falcon said he's never had to worry about that.

He said: "If your partner is excited, they can take a fire hydrant. Look, I've had one partner say that they'd tried getting f***ed by big c*cks, but they always hurt, but I was shockingly easy, even though I am a little thicker than my wrist."

He also shared his sex tips and advice to men who wish they had a bigger penis:

"A hot bod and a winning personality will attract far more than a large c*ck if you're looking for sex," he said.

He continued: "I see hot guys with ripped abs, and I feel inadequate. Otherwise, no one cares if you have a small c*ck except yourself. Don't bring it up, and if they make comments, just show how experienced you are at using your mouth.

"Trust me. I’ve been rendered helpless by a good blowjob. The same will happen going down on a hot guy or gal."
Fri, 06 Aug 2021 07:05:59 +0000
BBNaija's Angel's father hails her see-through outfit

During the fashion show on the reality show, Angel, who hosted the event, got people talking with the see-through dress she wore that left little to the imagination.

She also went braless beneath the dress.

Her father, who is also her Instagram handler as she earlier revealed, shared a video of Angel in her see-through dress on Angel's Instagram and wrote: "Body positivity."]]>
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:37:27 +0000
man almost dies after getting stuck in ex's window while trying to 'beg her for romps'

The former couple were reportedly hanging out at the woman's house when the man began making sexual advances. The woman refused his advances and this led to an argument.

The man, who was reportedly drunk, refused to leave the area despite the woman's request, reports The Sun.

Despite being asked to leave, the man tried to gain entrance into his ex-girlfriend's house by squeezing through a window but he became stuck.

As time passed, the man began suffocating due to restrictions to his airways.

Emergency services arrived at the scene where police found the man in extreme difficulties.

A police insider said: "The man’s lower body was sticking out the window. He was unconscious and hardly breathing.]]>
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:35:35 +0000
Transborder human trafficker arrested; 13 Libya bound victims rescued

Sani, said to be based in Kano, was arrested through the joint efforts of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Department of State Services (DSS).]]>
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:32:32 +0000
FEC approves $1.484bn for rehabilitation of Kaduna and Warri refineries

The rehabilitation of Warri and Kaduna refineries awarded to Messers Saipem SPA and Saipem Contracting Limited at the combined total sum of $1.484 billion, will be carried out in three phases of 21, 23 and 33 months.

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timperley Sylva, disclosed this to statehouse correspondents after the six hours meeting which started with a minute silence in honour of the former Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Malami Buwai, who served during the regime of the former Head of State, General Sani Abacha from 1994 – 1996.

According to Sylva, 15 percent of the total sum for the rehabilitation of the two refineries in Port Harcourt which was awarded earlier this year had been paid to the construction firm currently working at the site. According to him, $897,678,800 will be spent to repair Warri refinery while Kaduna refinery will gulp $586,902,256.

He stressed that the completion of the rehabilitation exercise will be in three phases spread over 77 month period.

“The completion of the rehabilitation of Warri and Kaduna refineries is going to be in three phases. First phase will be completed within 21 months, in 23 months phase two will be completed and in 33 months, the full rehabilitation will be completed”.he said

The Minister noted that the repair works at the Port Harcourt refinery has commenced and that already the first 15% of the contract sum has been paid to the contractor and the contractor has been fully mobilised to site.]]>
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:29:56 +0000
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Mail Online reported that researches at the University of Zurich in Switzerland walked into a horrific scene on July 19, 2018, when they heard the screaming and cries of the mother and her 19-day-old infant that was being chased by others in their community.

Just after 7:30am, the team saw an alpha male trek out of a nearby thicket while holding just an arm of the baby albino, according to the findings, which have only just been published.

A number of other chimps came rushing in, which began biting the fingers, leg, and ears of the screaming infant that was eventually taken by an adult female who then killed the baby albino.

The scientists were able to recover the body three hours after the infant’s death, allowing them to assess injuries made by its fellow pack

‘Substantial injuries were present in several body parts including the absence of the left hand and forearm, the index and middle fingers on the right hand, and the right ear,’ Maël Leroux, lead study author, and colleagues wrote in the study published in the American Journal of Primatology.

‘In addition, several deep cuts were visible on the head and the skull was cracked on the right side.

‘The right hemisphere of the brain was damaged. The cause of death was established to be due to a head injury caused by a bite given by an adult female chimpanzee.’ ]]>
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 15:11:26 +0000
Actress, Osas Ighodaro, flaunts her curves in sexy bikini photos Thu, 22 Jul 2021 14:36:09 +0000 Benin Republic rejects Sunday Igboho's extradition to Nigeria

Recall that Benin security agents took Igboho and his wife into custody in neighbouring Cotonou on the night of Monday, July 19, under directives from the Nigeria, as the activist was reportedly planning to travel to Germany with his wife who is a German citizen.

A robust legal challenge by Igboho's legal team against the Benin government has now stapled his extradition to Nigeria despite the FG's insistence that he be extradited to Nigeria to face allegations of weapons stockpiling and activities that threaten the country.

Despite immense pressure from Nigeria, Benin Republic on Wednesday, July 21, reportedly insisted that it would not be part of any process that was against due process

“The Nigerian government planned to extradite him on Wednesday, but our government said the rule of law must be followed as the world is watching us.” A Benin security official told The PUNCH.

Pelumi Olajengbesi, one of the lawyers of Igboho, also told Punch that "Benin Republic had shown itself to be a country that respects the rule of law and due process," and that "Igboho’s legal team in Benin Republic were in talks with the Beninise government."]]>
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 14:28:32 +0000
I will stand surety for Kanu again - Senator Abaribe

Recall that Abaribe, Immanuel El-Shalom, a Jewish high priest, and Tochukwu Uchendu, a chartered accountant, stood surety for Kanu when he was granted bail on April 27th 2017 after spending over a year in detention. Kanu however went underground after the military invasion of his home in Abia state in September 2017. The courts revoked Kanu's bail and then threatened Abaribe with a jail term if he fails to produce Kanu.

Kanu was however rearrested in Kenya on June 27 and extradited to Nigeria on June 29.

Speaking in an interview with TVC on Wednesday, July 21, the Senator said he would not hesitate to stand as a surety for Kanu again. He explained that he stood surety for Kanu when the IPOB leader was arraigned because it was a condition imposed by the court.

According to him, the court ordered that one of the sureties must be a Senator and as the Chairman of the Southeast Senators Caucus then, he had to offer himself as the surety.

“He’s our son. He’s from our state (Abia). He (Kanu) said it himself that he ran for his dear life.

There is a difference between jumping bail and escaping for your life. I went back to court and deposed that on the basis of the principle of ‘last seen’, that the last people seen with him were soldiers of the Nigerian army who were invading his father’s residence.

The judge ultimately ruled that she was revoking bail and issued a warrant of arrest, thereby removing us from the responsibility of providing him. A lot of people did not understand'' he said

Abaribe said he did not feel betrayed that Kanu left the country, saying he ran for his life.]]>
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 14:13:03 +0000
I started dating my wife when I was living in one room with other guys" - Obi Cubana

The businessman, who is married to a lawyer, Ebere Iyiegbu, said he was living in a one-room accommodation in Abuja with other guys when he started dating his wife.

He said that for his wife, "it wasn't about the money."

He added that they were happy despite not having so much.

He said they dated for 3 years and by the time they eventually got married, he was already living in a three-bedroom apartment in Abuja.

He explained that money doesn't give a happy marriage, though it helps make marriage easier.

He said peace is what's paramount in a marriage.

He also told men that women love attention and asked them to ensure they give that to their wives.

Obi Iyiegbu and Ebere Iyiegbu have 4 sons now and are better off financially.

At the moment, the couple are in the Maldives and have been sharing updates via their respective Instagram accounts. Ebere said Obi whisked her off for a "baecation" following the funeral.

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 14:04:15 +0000
Six arrested as Madagascar foils attempt to assassinate its President

Attorney General Berthine Razafiarivony said on Thursday Juky 22, that the arrests took place on Tuesday July 20 as part of months-long investigation “into an attack on state security”.

Though there was no official confirmation about the nationality of the foreign suspects, Razafiarivony said the foiled plot included the “killing and neutralisation” of senior political figures other than the president.

He said;

"According to the evidence in our possession, these individuals had devised a plan for the elimination and neutralisation of a number of people including the head of state."

Officials did not give details on the extent of the plot or how far advanced it was when the suspects were apprehended.

A separate statement by the public security minister on Wednesday said that six people had been arrested: one foreign citizen, two dual nationals, and three Madagascans.

The minister said;

"The police had information for several months, but only now was there an opportunity to arrest them."

Madagascar has a history of political violence. Former coup leader Andry Rajoelina, 44, was sworn in as president in 2019 after a hard-fought election and a constitutional court challenge from his rival.

Rajoelina first seized power in the deeply impoverished former French colony of 26 million in a March 2009 coup, ousting Marc Ravalomanana. He remained in control at the head of a transitional government until 2014.

The island is internationally famed for its unique wildlife and vanilla but is heavily dependent on foreign aid. Nine out of 10 people live on less than $2 a day.]]>
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 14:01:38 +0000
JSS 2 student stabs school prefect in Calabar after being told to take off wrong stockings

Ezama stated this on Tuesday, July 20, after a JS 2 student stabbed an SS 3 student in one of the public schools in Calabar, the state capital.

It was gathered that the school prefect identified as Joseph Umoren told the junior student (name withheld) to correct his stockings but the latter conived with his gang and stabbed the former in the neck.

According to Ezama, the injured student, who was rushed to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH nearly lost his life if not for the prompt intervention of teachers, security agencies and health officials.

Speaking to newsmen during his visit to Prof. Boniface Odey, Chairman, National Parent Teacher Association of Nigeria, NAPTAN, Cross River State chapter in Calabar, Ezama said there is so much moral decadence in the educational system.

"There’s a high level of moral decadence amongst our school children. In the course of interacting with them I realised that some of them at home drink alcohol, they are served alcoholic beverages. And of course, we know that giving alcoholic beverages to children that are younger than age 18 is not acceptable. There are advertorials everywhere. Of course, we know the far-reaching health implication," he stated.

"Secret cults have penetrated our secondary schools and even some of our primary schools. Just recently in one of our secondary schools, a prefect of a school was stabbed because he asked the junior student to take off his wrong stockings. He got his boys around and they stabbed him on his jugular. It took the intervention of the school management, my office, security agencies and the health officials of UCTH to put that boy to live, and we thank God that the boy is alive,"

"I think that if we go about bringing parents on board where we have resource persons, government officials get to talk to our parents on the need for them to be more vigilant at home in taking care of their wards and children – it will go a long way to eradicating the antisocial activities we now find."

Responding, Prof. Odey, NAPTAN Chairman, Cross River State promised the Special Adviser on Education that the parents will sit up to ensure social vices are being eradicated in schools.

"We parents have problem on how to handle our children at home because if we have done properly well, these problems we have in schools will not come up. We are promising you we will sit up as parents to make sure the vices we are having in our schools today are no more in no too distant future from now" he sad]]>
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 13:59:55 +0000
Crossdresser, Jay Boogie puts his backside on display in new photos

He wrote in his caption: The Bible you need everyday for more growth is here...I’m good enough to be your hoe-ly reverend."]]>
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 13:57:29 +0000
Woman arrested for allegedly stealing N500,000 bundle of fabrics in Kwara

Spokesperson of the Corps in Kwara, Babawale Afolabi, who confirmed the arrest in a statement on Wednesday, July 21, said that the suspect committed the crime on July, 15 at Ago Market, llorin.

"A case of theft was reported at our station on Monday, 18/07/2021 at about 1725hours and later transferred to the intelligence and investigations unit for further action," he stated.

"Fortunately, the suspected thief was caught in the act and handed over to the NSCDC patrol team of operation harmony by the complainant. The suspect’s accomplice, a tricycle operator, Abdullahi Soliu, has also been arrested.” he added.

Afolabi said that both the suspect and her accomplice were interrogated at NSCDC headquarters in Ilorin,

He added that investigation on the matter had been concluded, adding that the suspects would appear before a Magistrate’s Court after the Eid-el-Kabir holiday. ]]>
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 11:49:01 +0000
My two football prophecies failed to come to pass because of betting - Prophet Badu Kobi

Recall that the Ghanaian cleric suffered a backlash after his prophecy about England winning Euro 2020 failed to come to pass. He had also prophesied that Brazil would win the Copa America trophy but it failed as Brazil lost to Argentina.

Preciously, Kobi had prophesied that Donald Trump and John Mahama would win their reelection campaign, but the prophecies never came to pass.

In a new sermon in his church, Kobi asserted that his football prophecies failed to come to pass because it was used for betting. He averred that all his prophecies has come to pass because he is "God’s agent" and is not perturbed by criticisms.

Kobi also disclosed that his prophecy about Accra Hearts of Oak winning the Ghana Premier League came to pass.

He said;

“When I prophesy about football and you want it to come to pass, don’t use God’s words for betting. The prophecy will fail, God’s word is not for betting. God is laughing at some people.

Don’t fight for me, all you can do it promote me because I am his agent. If God sent me and you don’t understand, face God."]]>
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 09:40:26 +0000
Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill 200L BSU student, three others in Benue

It was further learnt that Japhet concluded his first semester exams last week and proceeded home to farm.

A family source said that the deceased was an orphan who farm to pay his school fees.

Meanwhile, friends, coursemates and colleagues have taken to Facebook to mourn him. His room mate, Bola Dabo said they were together on Saturday.

"I have cried and I can't cry anymore. My room mate, my brother and friend a public administration student of benue state university. I and Japhet Toryila were together yesterday and today Japhet is no more, he was killed by Fulani gunmen this afternoon kiaaa I will forever miss you bro. may your soul rest in peace." he wrote.

Prince Alaka: "On behalf of my humble self, family members and NOSA NATIONAL SECRETARIAT as assistant general secretary, announce to you the death of our beloved brother, school mate, course mate, and a friend, in person of Mr Japhet Toryila, who is currently a 200L student in the department of public administration, Benue state University Makurdi. Which his death, was as a result of cattle owners (FULANIS), as they attack him with three others and end their dreams. Brother we love you, but GOD love you more, we pray that may God judge you with mercy. RIP Mr japhet"]]>
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 09:38:51 +0000
Lionel Messi is the main candidate for the Ballon d’Or- Barca coach, Koeman declares

Messi, recently accepted a major pay-cut to re-sign with Barcelona, and will continue that the club he has been with since he was a 12 year old.

In July he won the Copa America with Argentina after defeating Brazil in the finals.

Chelsea's Jorginho who won the Champions League with Chelsea and the Euro 2020 cup with Italy is a surprise contender for the award .

With big name players Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski, Kevin De Bruyne and Champions league winner N'golo Kante not winning a trophy with their country this summer even though they won domestic titles, Koeman believes Messi is favorite to win the Ballon D'Or award.

“Messi is crucial for our game, he’s the captain and an example,” said Koeman to Barca TV.

“His efficiency last season was huge after a start to the season made complicated by his situation, but once again he showed he was the best player in the world.

“(Winning the Copa America is) hugely important because I know how much he wanted that after so many years without winning with his national team. As the best in the world he’s used to winning things and in the end he got what he was fighting for.

“He’s the main candidate for the Ballon d’Or for the great season he had and winning the Copa America. For me, he’s the top favourite to win it.”]]>
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 09:05:55 +0000
Presidency lambasts Bishop Kukah over comments before US Congress

LIB reported that during a virtual appearance before the American lawmakers, Kukah criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s handling of the security situation in Nigeria. He alleged that President Buhari was nepotistic in key appointments and favoured Muslims over Christians.

However in a statement released by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu on Sunday July 18, Kukah was accused of trying to sow discord and strife among Nigerians.

He also described Kukah’s claim of only Christian schools being targeted by bandits or terrorists as untrue.

The statement;

It is unfortunate, and disappointing, for citizens of Nigeria to bear witness to one of their Churchmen castigating their country in front of representatives of a foreign parliament.

We are all too familiar with these overseas political tours that opposition politicians take – visiting foreign leaders and legislators in the United States, United Kingdom and Europe. So, the argument goes, if they are heard seriously abroad, then Nigerian citizens back home should surely listen to them too.

But in order to be heard at all, and to maximise media coverage back home for their activities, inevitably these visits involve painting the worst possible picture of our country before their chosen foreign audience.

Soon enough we inescapably hear an identical list of racist tropes against northerners, how one religion dominates governance above all others, how the government is doing nothing to address herder-farmer disturbances, and how the government spends money on infrastructure to benefit everyone but the group and religion of the speaker. Of course, in order not to disappoint their western audience, regardless of fact, the list is always the same-and always slanted for whoever wishes to cross-check.

Nigerians expect this from their unimaginative opposition – but it is troubling when a so-called man of the Church copies the worst excesses of those seeking personal advancement in public office.

Only this government has put forward the first and singular plan in nearly a century to address herder-farmer challenges – a fact recognised by international NGOs, including the International Crisis Group. To declare to a foreign audience that this government does nothing is an incredible falsehood.

To suggest that investment in infrastructure between Nigeria and Niger is wasteful and biased – when a similar infrastructure project between Lagos and Benin has revolutionised the two neighbouring economies to the advantage of both our countries – is quite disturbing.

There is no bias in this government when the president is northern and Muslim, the vice president southern and Christian, and the cabinet equally balanced between the two religions. But neither is there anything in our Constitution to state that political posts must be apportioned according to ethnicity or faith. It takes a warped frame of mind for a critic to believe ethnicity is of primary importance in public appointments. It is yet more troubling to hear a Churchman isolating one group for criticism purely on ethnic lines.

With due respect to the esteemed position he holds, the Bishop’s assertion that only Christian schools are being targeted by bandits or terrorists is not supported by the facts on the ground. It is sad to say but also true that victims of crime, kidnapping, banditry and terrorism cut across all strata of the society. Sad but true that Kankara students in Katsina State were stolen by bandits of the same Islamic faith as those they took away. The same may be true of those who are still holding the 134 students of the Islamic School at Tegina in Niger State. The nation witnessed the sad incident of the female students abducted by bandits at Jangebe in Zamfara State and the over 100 predominantly Muslim students of the Federal Government Girls College Birnin Yauri in Kebbi State who are currently in captivity- and the nation’s security agencies are hard at work to release them unharmed.

The attack on Christian students is sad and unacceptable; so also is the abduction of students of other faiths. The claim that only Christian schools are being targeted is totally untrue.

As a nation and a people, we must together define evil as evil. We must not allow our religious differences to divide us. No one gains but the evil doers when we divide our ranks according to ethnicity and religion in confronting them. The bandit, kidnapper and terrorist are the enemies of the people who should be confronted in unison.

To be clear, The Bible is definitive on matters of ethnicity and racialism: In Romans 2:9-10, it says: “There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; but glory, honour and peace for everyone who does good”; And in Galatians 3:28: “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Whether Christian or Muslim, we stand by these beliefs and are steadfastly committed to them in governance.

There is no place in mainstream civil discourse for those who actively, negatively, and publicly label an individual ethnic group, especially before a foreign audience. These are not the views expressed or opinions held by the vast majority of the citizens of Nigeria. For all our challenges as a nation, nearly all of us seek to live together in harmony, celebrating differences, and finding common ground as Nigerians above all. But people like Kukah are doing their best to sow discord and strife among Nigerians.

More than any other set of people, leaders – in politics or religion who preach respect for truth have a duty to practice it. It is a moral and practical responsibility.

Going by the history of the Church as is well known, it will stand up publicly for the truth.

It is time others did the same.]]>
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 08:56:24 +0000
Man who beat wife to death on cruise ship in front of kids found dead in prison cell

Kenneth Manzanares, 43, from Utah in the USA, was aboard the Emerald Princess cruise ship in Alaska with his family when he beat his 39-year-old wife Kristy to death on 25 July 2017.

He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last year and was sentenced to 30 years in prison and five years on probation

On 14 July, Manzanares was found unresponsive in his Alaska prison cell at around 7am. He was pronounced dead at 7.42am.

The Alaska Department of Corrections said in a statement that his death was not related to Covid-19 and that foul play is not suspected.

Manzanares, Kristy, and their three kids were travelling on the cruise to celebrate their 18th wedding anniversary when Kenneth allegedly snapped after Kristy laughed at him and told him she wanted to get a divorce.

On the night of Kristy's murder, cruise ship passengers had been expecting to partake in a Sherlock Holmes murder mystery event.

So, as the murder of Kristy unfolded, many passengers presumed it was all part of the act.

Passenger Natalie Beckstrom told St. George News: "That’s kind of what everybody in the room was thinking was that it was just part of the play... So, you know, we all just kind of sat down and went on with the play."]]>
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 07:44:05 +0000
Actress Kate Henshaw, shares stunning new photos as she celebrates her birthday
"Kinetic K8


He alone is my source and I am truly thankful!!

Where would I be without His mercy???

All that I am and all that I hope for is in God!!

Thank you Father...."]]>
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 07:21:11 +0000
Celebrities, friends and fans gather for Sound Sultan's candlelight night

The singer died on July 11 after battling Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma. He has since been buried in New Jersey in the United States of America.

The first candlelight procession, organized by the Satellite Town Youths, where Sound Sultan grew up, held on Friday, July 16. Then two days later, on Sunday, July 18, another held.

Those at the event wore black t-shirts with the late singer's face on it. They also held candles and waved balloons in the singer's honor.]]>
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 07:17:34 +0000
Woman finds family of 18 snakes living under her bed (Photos)

Trish Wilcher was terrified when she found the family of snakes, including the babes under her bed in her bedroom in Augusta, Georgia in the US. According to her, she first thought she had spotted a "piece of fuzz."

"Look at all the baby snakes in my bedroom.,,, I am freaked out," she said on Facebook while sharing pictures of the snake family.

Trish and her husband Max turned their bedroom "upside-down" to discover more snakes. They ended up finding 17 baby snakes and their mother

Trish said she believes that the snakes got inside her home because some land was cleared near her house and it became the home spot.

In another post, she added, "I am struggling to move about the house much less sit down anywhere!!! I may need a cardiologist after this!!!"

Max used a grabber tool to pick up each snake and placed them in a bag. The snakes were released at a nearby creek.]]>
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 15:42:29 +0000
Twitter is killing Fleets, feature to disappear from August 3

Ilya Brown, head of product, brand and video ads at Twitter said in a blog post that the company built Fleets as a 'lower-pressure', 'ephemeral' way for people to share their fleeting thoughts.

The announcement means the company will shut down the feature it rolled out last year to compete with the stories features available in Snapchat and Instagram. The decision comes after the company announced in June it was beginning to test ads inside Fleets, a move that would have helped it monetize the posts.

It read;

“We hoped Fleets would help more people feel comfortable joining the conversation on Twitter.

“But, in the time since we introduced Fleets to everyone, we haven’t seen an increase in the number of new people joining the conversation with Fleets like we hoped.

“Fleets are mostly used by people who are already Tweeting to amplify their own Tweets and talk directly with others,” the company said. “We’ll explore more ways to address what holds people back from participating on Twitter.”

Twitter introduced Fleets in November 2020. The feature lets Twitter users post full-screen photos, videos, reactions to tweets or plain text that disappears after 24 hours. Fleets came years after Snapchat and Facebook introduced similar options for their users.

The purpose of Fleets was to get more users to post content on Twitter, but rather than encouraging new users to post content, Fleets were just used by Twitter’s existing power users according to the company.

Thu, 15 Jul 2021 15:39:58 +0000
Footballer, Arjen Robben retires for the second time at 37 after battling injuries

The former Dutch international made over 300 appearances for Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich, and won a league title in every country he played in.

But, the 37-year-old has struggled with injuries after coming out of retirement in 2020 and rejoining boyhood club Groningen in 2020. He endured a seven-month absence last season after making his second debut.

Robben also made 96 appearances for the Dutch national team and is the ninth-most capped Netherlands international.

In a heartfelt statement, Robben said: “I have decided to stop my active football career. A year ago I announced my comeback as a FC Groningen player. I embarked on this adventure with great energy and enthusiasm.

“I only had to deal with physical setbacks quite quickly, which prevented me from playing matches for a very long time. After a long road of trial and error I finally managed to play the last games of the season.

“Looking back on the past season, I have to come to the honest conclusion that the number of match minutes was disappointing.

“I knew in advance that this could happen, but I took up the challenge and gave everything to make it work. And not only me, everyone within the club and in my immediate environment has helped and supported me at all times.

“I am also not unaffected by the warm reactions and support from all football fans.”

After breaking onto the scene with Groningen in 2000, he moved to PSV two years later and won the Eredivisie in his first season.

Robben then joined Jose Mourinho's Chelsea, where he lifted two Premier League titles, two League Cups, and the FA Cup.

In 2007 the Dutchman transferred to Real Madrid, winning La Liga in 2008, before joining Bayern - where he would enjoy the most success - a year later.

Robben won eight Bundesliga titles and five German Cups during his time at the Allianz Arena, before choosing to announce what would be a short-lived retirement.

Along with his club success, Robben won 96 caps for the Netherlands and, although he played in the 2010 World Cup final, he was unable to lift silverware with his country.]]>
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 15:36:33 +0000
Nairobi serial child killer, 20, admits murdering 10 children and sucking one victim's blood

Masten Milimo Wanjala, 20, was arrested on Wednesday, July 14, following the discovery of two bodies dumped near Nairobi, the Kenyan capital.

His shock confessions made the front pages of a string of newspapers in the country on Thursday, July 15.

Wanjala was detained after two bodies - identified as Junior Mutuku Musyoka, 12, and Charles Opindo Bala, 13 - were found in Kabete, Capital News reported.

He is reportedly assisting police to recover his victims' bodies and has been linked to several other disappearances in recent months, though police say it is not yet clear what his motive was.

Officers said Wanjala will be charged with multiple counts of murder after he confessed to ten killings and sucking the blood from at least one of his victims.

Officers say they are trying to establish if Wanjala had accomplices or if he was working alone, adding that he led detectives to the site of several of the murders on Wednesday while officers took photos and videos as evidence.

Many of the sites were thick bushes near maize plantations, but Wanjala also dumped his victim's bodies in open sewage pipes, it is reported.

Police said Wanjala had tried to ransom the children, demanding between KSH 30,000 (£200) and KSH 50,000 ( £330) from their parents in exchange for their freedom.

Reports said Musyoki's mother Felista Wayua was asked for £330 in exchange for her son but was unable to raise the money while Opindo's father was asked for £200 after his son was kidnapped from Sagaret Primary School in Majengo.

Wanjala's five-year killing spree started when he was just 16, local media reported.

He allegedly kidnapped Purity Maweu, 12, and sucked her blood before leaving her for dead.

Wanjala is believed to have struck again, three years later, in Kimilili, western Kenya, killing Aron, 13. The young boy's death led to violent protests in Kamukuywa, in which residents burnt a house they believed belonged to the suspect.

Several bodies of Wanjala's alleged victims are yet to be discovered after he dumped them in sewage lines.]]>
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 15:34:19 +0000
Nigerian man dies in motor accident two days after his wedding

It was gathered that Abdulhamid and his wife, Saratu Abdul Salisu got married on Sunday, July 11, in Kano State.

The newlywed were involved in a road accident that occurred along the Kaduna-Abuja highway on Tuesday, July 13.

While the groom died on the spot, the bride was seriously injured and currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital in Abuja.

The groom's friend, Kabiru Garba, who confirmed the incident, said the couple left Kano for Abuja with a plan to head to Benin Republic where they were supposed to settle down.

"Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un! We lost Jamilu in a ghastly car accident on their way to Abuja. The couple just got married last Sunday and left Kano for Abuja in their plan to settle in their matrimonial home in Benin Republic. I had my last chat with Saratu yesterday where i was re-congratulating her on her marriage. Saratu is currently in a hospital in Abuja receiving medical attention." Garba said on Facebook.

Meanwhile, photos posted by the deceased during last Eid celebration indicated he was also married to another woman and they have children together.

"Celebration is incomplete without family. Happy Eid to my lovely wife." he captioned the photos. ]]>
Wed, 14 Jul 2021 09:50:04 +0000
DSS allegedly arrests and detains Israeli filmmakers for 'supporting IPOB'

Times of Israel reported that a Zionist activist, Rudy Rochman, filmmaker Noam Leibman and French-Israeli Journalist E. David Benaym were allegedly arrested last week when they visited Ogidi village, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State to shoot a documentary.

The Israelis were in Nigeria to film “We Were Never Lost,” a documentary exploring Jewish communities in African countries such as Kenya, Madagascar, Uganda, and Nigeria. They took off from Ben Gurion Airport on July 5 and landed in Nigeria the next day.

Locals said the SSS operatives allegedly interrogated and detained the crew at a synagogue during Friday night services in Ogidi, before taking them to Abuja.

Last Thursday, a post shared on "We Were Never Lost" Facebook page read;

“We Were Never Lost is a project working to reconnect unknown, disconnected and re-emerging Jewish communities around the world. Our first season is set in Africa and we are currently filming our first episode on the Jews of Nigeria. There are many Jews in Nigeria, Igbos included and we are here only to help the local practicing and observing Jewish communities, to provide them with resources, and to document their lives, experiences and aspirations.

"We do not take any position on political movements as we are not here as politicians nor as a part of any governmental delegations.

"After days of being here our team has experienced and met some of the most amazing humans beings (Jews) in the world and we can’t wait to share their story.

"We are here to spread light. Stay tuned."

Peoples Gazette reported that Nigeria’s foreign ministry confirmed the arrest on Tuesday July 13 and noted that the Israeli Embassy in Abuja was following up on the case.

Sahara Reporters also reported that last week, the "We Were Never Lost" group met with Igbo leader, Eze Chukwuemeka Eri and presented him with a framed Shiviti made in Jerusalem.

Rochman also presented another Igbo community with a Torah scroll whose cover was designed by British-Israeli street artist Solomon Souza.]]>
Wed, 14 Jul 2021 09:44:33 +0000
Toddler thrown from burning building in South Africa after looters set it on fire

The building went up in flames after looters set fire to the shops below. Unfortunately, the fire spread to the top of the building while people were stuck in the building.

A woman had to throw the child from the top of the building into the waiting arms of a group that had gathered to catch the child.

At least 45 people have been killed in the clashes sparked by the jailing of former South African president, Jacob Zuma.

Soldiers have now been deployed onto the streets to try and contain the unrest, which has spread from Mr Zuma’s home in KwaZulu-Natal province to the country’s biggest city Johannesburg and surrounding Gauteng province, and to the Indian Ocean port city of Durban.]]>
Wed, 14 Jul 2021 09:40:43 +0000
Head of Ghana Statistical Service suffers stroke on live TV

This occurred while he was addressing the public on the ongoing Population and Housing Census exercise which commenced on 13th June, 2021.

In the video shared online, Professor Annim went speechless and later began to stammer on stage while speaking to the audience. He was swiftly attended to by some people at the event and was later rushed to the hospital.

Professor Samuel Kobina Annim was appointed as Government Statistician somewhere 2019. He assumed duty on March 1, 2019.]]>
Wed, 14 Jul 2021 09:32:21 +0000
EFCC raids Lagos hotel, arrests 30 people for alleged fraud

The operatives were alleged to have gained entry into the occupants’ rooms by seizing the master cards from the management of the hotel at gunpoint.

It was gathered that some of the occupants were naked under the duvet when the operatives gained entry into the rooms.

One of the victims, while lamenting the invasion, told the Peoples Gazette, “I was naked, and I had to beg them (for me) to put something on. I am actually hypertensive, but I put myself together because I am not a criminal in any way.”

An eyewitness said to the publication, “They broke into the hotel and threatened to shoot the receptionists and management workers if they didn’t immediately release the master access card to them. So, the hotel workers had to comply immediately.”

According to the newspaper, it was learnt that no fewer than 13 guests were whisked away by the EFCC operatives during the raid.

Wilson Uwujaren, the spokesperson for the EFCC, later confirmed the raid in a statement.

He said the operatives acted on verified intelligence targeted at suspects at Parktonian Hotel, adding that 30 suspects were arrested during the raid.

He said, “Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, acting on verified intelligence, carried out a sting operation targeted at cybercrime suspects at Parktonian Hotel in the Lekki area of Lagos State in the early hours of Tuesday.

“During the exercise, 30 suspects were arrested. Of this number, 24 have been established to be involved in internet-related fraud. The operation was executed without incident as the facility had been under surveillance for weeks during which the commission was able to isolate the rooms where the suspects were lodged.

“Access to the rooms was seamless as the commission has standard procedure for accessing such facilities without application of force or discomfort to guests. No guest of the hotel was molested.

“But the commission observes a disturbing trend in which cybercrime suspects now employ kept ladies who feign nakedness as a decoy to distract operatives of the commission to enable them to destroy incriminating evidence before arrest.”

Wed, 14 Jul 2021 09:27:41 +0000
Influencer, 32, dies after falling off waterfall while taking selfie

Sofia Cheung, 32, fell 16 feet to her death into the Tsing Dai stream near Yuen Long, Hong Kong on Saturday, July 10.

She had spent the day with three friends at Ha Pak Lai nature park.

Sofia, whose Instagram page lists hiking, kayaking, exploring, outdoor activities, and photography as her passions, had climbed up to the top of the waterfall to take the photos later that day when she lost her footing and fell into the water.

Her friends immediately called emergency services, and paramedics were able to get Sofia to a hospital in Hong Kong, but she was tragically pronounced dead on arrival.

Friends have mourned the influencer whose Instagram bio reads: "Life should be fun not dumb."]]>
Wed, 14 Jul 2021 09:18:10 +0000
'Drunk' man killed by shark after 'walking into the ocean to pee'

The mutilated corpse of 51-year-old Marcelo Rocha Santos was pulled from the water after the shark attacked him.

The shark had torn off Santos’s hand and bitten a large chunk out of his leg

The incident took place at Piedade Beach in the Brazilian city of Jaboatao dos Guararapes on Saturday 10th July.

Santos’s lifeless body was taken to hospital in the neighbouring city of Recife where he was later pronounced dead.

Mechanic, Edriano Gomes, told reporters that the victim had been drinking with friends. He entered the water at around 2 pm when the sky started to cloud over and the sea was becoming turbulent.

Gomes said: "It was a friend of mine who was in the sea with the person who was attacked. Suddenly, he saw the man struggling. There was a lot of blood in the water."

Glazier Ademir Sebastiao was in the water with the victim when the attack took place.

He told reporters: "As the beach has no bathroom, I went into the sea to pee. I was beside him with the water up to our waists."

Marcelo's friends brought the victim to shore where he fell to the ground unconscious.]]>
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 15:37:08 +0000
I do not believe in one Nigeria- Charlie Boy

In a chat with The Nation, the 70-year-old singer said his submission is as a result of the current happenings in the country, which have continued to reoccur over the last four decades.

“No, I don’t (believe in one Nigeria) because we are in bed with strange fellows who don’t understand us and we don’t understand them,” Charly Boy said

The singer, who is working on the release of a new EP, said he has no regrets about the life he has lived.

“No, I will do it over and over again. I love my life. I love how I have unfolded over the years,” he said.]]>
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 15:30:16 +0000
Man arrested for beating his wife to death because she refused to have sex with him

The niece of the dead woman narrated the incident while calling for justice for her mother's twin sister.

According to the niece, the suspect waa in the habit of beating his wife. On June 27, the woman, Mrs Ugieki Asemota returned home from a wedding to find her husband drunk, so she had a bath and locked herself in a room to avoid getting beaten which is allegedly her husband's habit when he's drunk.

However, late at night, the husband is said to have banged on her door, demanding sex but she told him to go to his room and leave her alone.

When he wouldn't leave and she could sense him becoming violent, afraid of what would happen if he eventually enters the room, the wife is said to have jumped out of her room through a window.

However, the husband allegedly went after her and attacked her, hitting her with wood and a block until she bled and fainted.

She was rushed to the hospital but died last week.

The husband has been arrested.

Tue, 13 Jul 2021 13:58:41 +0000
Comedian, BasketMouth and wife welcome their third child (photos)
Elsie and Basketmouth shared the good news of their baby's arrival on social media today, July 13, which is Elsie's birthday.

According to her, she had three miscarriages before this pregnancy. The excited mum said she had prayed for this baby to come even after two kids.

''A Happy Birthday to me!!!!!
God did finally hear one of major prayers and i can’t thank him enough….
He has made me one of the happiest girls in the world….
This is my TESTIMONY
It’s A NEW CHAPTER!!!!!!

I prayed for this, Endlessly
I craved for it desperately(yea even after 2 kids, lol)
And after 3 Miscarriages….
God said it was time….his perfect time!!!
It’s A NEW CHAPTER!!!!!!''

Basketmouth on his part wrote

''Happy birthday darling dearest @elsieokpocha I am so blessed to have an amazon for a wife. Here’s wishing you the very best things in life….which starts from me.

P.S: Thanks for updating my fatherhood licence a month ago, I am now upgraded to version 4.

P.S.2: You’re beautiful AF!!! ''

Congrats to them!]]>
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 11:42:27 +0000
Six men arrested for inserting stick into anus of 16-year-old suspected thief

The suspects identified as 24-year-old Kwasi Marfo, 65-year-old Boakye Danquah, 53-year-old Osei Bonsu, 26-year-old Kofi Asiedu, 30-year-old Obeng Mensah and a 79-year-old man were caught on camera carrying out the act.

The video was captured by those who claimed to have caught the boy stealing in their neighborhood.

The 79-year-old man in the video who was the first person to be arrested by the police following a missing person complaint filed by the boy's family, aided the police in the arrest of the remaining 5 people who participated in the stick insertion.

Upon being interrogated, they claimed not knowing the boy's whereabouts, alleging that they untied him and left him to go after the stick was inserted into his anus.

While the boy has now been found by the police and is receiving treatments from a hospital, the men are still in police custody assisting in investigations.]]>
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 11:28:29 +0000
23-year-old mother arrested for allegedly dumping her newborn baby in 80-foot pit latrine

Kirinyaga county commander, Leah Kithei said the suspect was apprehended when she went to Kerugoya County Referral Hospital, where the infant is being treated after he was rescued by officers from the county fire services department.

"The medics who were attending to her son called the police after she showed up in the hospital. We are now in the process of interrogating her, after which we will present her in court," Kithei said on Friday, July 9, adding that the baby is in safe hands.

Head of fire services in Kerugoya subcounty John Kiama said the baby was dumped in a pit latrine used by tea and coffee farm casuals in one of the homesteads within Kathiti village in Kirinyaga Central subcounty.

He said farmworkers alerted their manager after they heard the baby crying.

"Our office received a call from the owner of the farm that a baby was crying inside the pit latrine used by his workers. We immediately rushed to the scene, where we began to retrieve the baby.”

He said officers from his department had to destroy the latrine in order to reach the baby.

"We managed to retrieve the infant and quickly rushed him to the newborn unit at the Kerugoya County Referral Hospital where he is responding positively to treatment,” Kiama said.

He is now calling for speedy investigations into the matter.

"People need to respect life because life is precious. Why dump an innocent child with no mistake," he said. ]]>
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 11:15:51 +0000
Bill Gates blames himself as he opens up about divorce

The billionaire spoke last week at the exclusive Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, widely known as "summer camp for billionaires", in Sun Valley, Idaho.

One attendee at the camp said the Microsoft founder was "emotional" and on the verge of tears as he spoke about his divorce.

During an "off the record" Q&A session that followed Gates’ talk on climate change, CNBC host Becky Quick asked the billionaire about his divorce from Melinda, his wife of 27 years, and the future of the Gates Foundation.

"He fessed up to messing up," an attendee said. "He basically referred to the fact that it [the divorce] was his fault."

"He did seem a bit emotional about it," the attendee added. "He might have been on the verge of tears."

The attendee said Bill Gates did not use the word "affair" when discussing the end of his marriage.

Another attendee described Bill Gates' confession as "very moving."

The "summer camp for billionaires" was attended by some of the most powerful people in sports, technology and media.]]>
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 10:05:55 +0000
Photos of two American and 15 Colombians arrested for assassinating Haiti president

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and First Lady Martine were riddled with 12 bullets and he had his eye gouged out during Wednesday's brutal attack, which killed him and left his wife seriously injured.

James Solages, 35, and Joseph Vincent, both US citizens of Haitian descent, were arrested along with 15 Colombian nationals over Wednesday's brazen raid on Moïse's mansion in the hills above Port-au-Prince, according to Haitian police.

Solanges, who lives in Fort Lauderdale, is the president of a charity based in South Florida and claims to be a former bodyguard at Canada's embassy in Haiti. Vincent lives in the Miami area. Both men were born in Haiti, officials said.

Léon Charles, chief of Haiti's National Police also clarified that only three other suspects were killed by police, and not as earlier reported, adding that eight others are on the run. He identified all the dead and at-large suspects as Colombians.
'Foreigners came to our country to kill the president,' Charles said. 'There were ... 26 Colombians, identified by their passports ... and two Haitian Americans as well.'

'We are going to bring them to justice,' he said as the 17 suspects sat handcuffed on the floor during a press conference on Thursday night, where a variety of weapons and Colombian passports were arrayed on a table.

Haitian authorities have still not revealed a motive for the killing, what evidence led them to the suspects, or who they believe masterminded the plot]]>
Fri, 09 Jul 2021 14:54:07 +0000
Woman allegedly scalds her husband's chest and face with hot water

Esther Wanjiku Githae was charged before senior principal magistrate Monica Maroro in Kibera on Friday, July 9.

According to the charge sheet, the woman scalded Peter Kariuki on July 5, at 9pm in Kagira within Dagoreti in Nairobi county.

Police said Kariuki arrived at his home and when he knocked on the door, the woman opened and splashed hot water on his chest and face.

The complainant was forced to spend his night at his neighbour’s place. The following day, he was taken to hospital, where he was treated and discharged.

Police say that members of the public later called the OCS from Kabete.

Esther, however, denied the charges and was released on Sh10,000 bail.

The case will be mentioned on July 17.]]>
Fri, 09 Jul 2021 14:43:58 +0000
Bandits kill over 35 people in Zamfara communities

The affected communities include Gudan-Baushi, Gidan-Adamu,Gudan-Maidawa, Tsauni, and Wari .

Spokesperson of the state Police Command, Mohammed Shehu who confirmed the number of people killed in the attack, said police officers failed to reach the affected communities on time when they were informed of the invasion due to the poor road network.

Punch reported that he also maintained that the “police are currently working tirelessly” to bring the assailants to justice.

Shehu was quoted saying;

“The police personnel tried their best to reach the affected communities on receiving the information that the bandits were there but unfortunately they could not reach the places because of the bad roads."

A source from the area, Malam Buba Faru, who spoke to the publication, said the bandits who were riding over 100 motorcycles, stormed the communities around 11 am on Thursday morning shooting indiscriminately and leaving a wake of destruction in their path.

The eyewitness said the number of casualties was more than the official figure put forth by the police.

The source told Punch;

“They were shooting sporadically at people they came across in the five communities. They also attacked farmers who were in their farmlands cultivating their crops.

“So far, 42 dead bodies have been recovered by the security and volunteer groups in the area.”

The corpses were taken to Faru town where they were buried.

Fri, 09 Jul 2021 14:41:33 +0000
Group submits petition to Ministry for Facebook to be banned permanently in Nigeria to be banned permanently in Nigeria.

The group which turned up at the ministry of justice with placards, accused Facebook of censoring comments on the platform even though they are making millions from the country.

The spokesperson of the group also alleged that his reach on the platform has been reduced, adding that the social media giant needs to be "spoken to in a language they understand".]]>
Fri, 09 Jul 2021 11:22:14 +0000
Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo completes medicals ahead of Watford move

The Nigeria international, 25, spent last season on loan at Turkish club Galatasaray, where he made 29 appearances across all competitions.

The details of the contract have not been made known, but there are reports Etebo will sign a permanent deal with the Hornets.

“It is true he (Etebo) has gone through his routine medicals at Watford but let’s wait for more official details about the deal, and that will be soon. It’s not a loan move,” our source said.

Once the deal is completed, Etebo will become the fifth Nigerian at the club after William Troost-Ekong, Isaac Success, Tom Dele-Bashiru and Emmanuel Dennis.]]>
Fri, 09 Jul 2021 11:16:36 +0000
Camper, 65, pulled out of tent and mauled to death by grizzly bear

Leah Lokan, 65, of Chico, California, was on a long-distance cycling trip and had stopped in the town of Ovando, in Montana.

In the early hours of Tuesday, July 6, Lokan, a registered nurse, was attacked on the bear’s second visit to the campsite where she was staying with two other cyclists, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) officials.

The approximately 400-pound grizzly first arrived at about 3am before disappearing back into nearby woodland.

Surveillance video from a business in the nearest town showed the bear about a block from the campsite about 15 minutes later.

About 4:15am the sheriff’s office then received a 911 call after two people in a tent near Lokan’s were woken up by sounds of the attack, said Powell County sheriff Gavin Roselles.

The fellow campers discharged bear spray at the animal to scare it off but it was too late as it had left Lokan with fatal injuries.

First responders and a helicopter ambulance arrived at the scene and attempted to save Lokan’s life, but their attempts were unsuccessful.

Officials conducted a search for the grizzly on Wednesday, July 7, but were unable to track it down.

"At this point, our best chance for catching this bear will be culvert traps set in the area near the chicken coop where the bear killed and ate several chickens," said Randy Arnold, the MFWP regional supervisor in Missoula.

According to the Great Falls Tribune, a specialized search and rescue team from ‘Two Bear Air’ is assisting with the search.

The bear will be killed if it is found, according to MFWP spokesman Greg Lemon.

Investigators managed to obtain DNA from the bear at the scene of the attack and will be able to compare it with any bears they are able to trap, the agency said.]]>
Fri, 09 Jul 2021 10:54:23 +0000
Rapper Lil Wayne talks about his favorite sex position with Nicki Minaj

On Thursday night, the longtime collaborators went live on Instagram and Nicki Minaj put Lil’ Wayne on the spot by asking him his favorite sex position during their conversation.

In a clip making the rounds on Twitter, Nicki Minaj asks Lil Wayne bluntly, “What’s your favorite position?”

Not missing a beat, Wayne replies, “On top, in any part of life — not just the bedroom. Just on top.”

Nicki says, “I keep forgetting he’s so fucking smart and then it’s always a double entendre.”

Lil Wayne continues, “I can explain. When you on top — now, I don’t want to mess you up Nicki. Listen, when you’re on top, you just lay her down and go, ‘Stop movin, stop movin, stop all that humpin’ back.”

Nicki then jumps in, “Let me say this first Wayne and you tell me how you feel as a guy. If the girl’s legs can’t go all the way up like that so the n-gga can suck your toes while he’s on top, then you ain’t doing it right.

Wayne replies: “I’m not into that. I like the woman to lay down and just look up at me, just to see the power she has over me in such a moment.

“So a woman could be like, ‘So damn I’m just laying here, I ain’t humping back, I ain’t doing nothing and you feeling like this? I’m a powerful muthafucka.’ I just like a woman to know the power she has, possess.”]]>
Fri, 09 Jul 2021 10:49:39 +0000
Footballer, Sergio Ramos signs for Paris Saint-Germain

The 35 year-old Spanish defender will wear the number 4 shirt, the Ligue 1 side have revealed. It is reported to be a two year deal, but no news on the terms of the contract have been revealed.

The footballer has revealed his joy at the news. "I use the number 4 a lot out of superstition, because I had it from the start of my career, and then it has accompanied me throughout my life, continued me, brought good luck, and a lot of victories," he told 'PSGTV'.

"Now the number 4 is part of me as a person and as a professional. For me, it's a privilege to be able to wear this number at such a great team, Paris Saint-Germain. So I must be very special to be able to wear my number here in Paris," Ramos concluded.

Ramos had been a free agent since 30th June after talks between him and Real Madrid to renew his contract failed.

The Spain World Cup winner lifted 22 major honours during his time at the Bernabeu, including five La Liga titles and four Champions League crowns. Ramos also scored 101 goals in 671 games across all competitions for the Spanish giants.]]>
Thu, 08 Jul 2021 14:38:22 +0000
16-year-old twin sisters impregnated by same boy in Cameroon

According to Ms Togina, the pregnant teenagers and their father live in abject poverty and have resorted to sleeping with men in the suburbs of Buea in order to feed.

Twin sisters impregnated by the same boy

Meet this family of three. A struggling father providing for his almost due pregnant daughters in the suburbs of Buea.

Theirs is not a beautiful story but an example of the reality of life especially in crisis stricken English Cameroon.

This family lived at Tole where both sisters (16 years old) were impregnated by the same boy of their age in their local community just before the armed crisis forced them to move to Muea where they stayed with their dad’s friend who breaks stones for gravel.

They had to leave yet again this time because of sexual harassment from their dad’s friend. Still pregnant they relocated to a community far behind Sandpit (Likoko) where they stay in a rotting plank house with no doors or windows.

They sleep on a single mattress placed on the floor without a carpet and no blankets or extra bed sheets. Their house is surrounded by a bush, a breeding ground for mosquitoes and a habitat for other dangerous animals animals and insects

Their toilet, accessible by a bush path has no roof but a single hole made in the cement serving as the floor. The slimy, shaky cement has been covered by algae and and branches and leaves of the trees surrounding it. For privacy there are two mud stained bed-sheets hanging at the entrance to the 3 block walled toilet with many holes..

This family pays rents of 5,000 FCFA monthly to stay in that house, they don’t even feed regularly because their father can’t find odd jobs daily.

A truth exploited by the local men in the area leading these vulnerable pregnant girls to bed which they accept in-order to feed.

Wonder how we met them? We met this pregnant girls when they came to the Solidarity Hospital Buea. We got their address and hired a car to their community to witness their living conditions and provide some basic materials. With their permission we took this photos and videos to share their story to the world.

Their story is one of the realities of Poverty, Dispute and the lives of IDPs. It shows us the vulnerability of poor girls and the damaging effects of lack of education.

Thank you for reading, we now call on the community, health organizations, female empowerment bodies, the government and people of good will to step in and assist this family. The Solidarity Hospital is taking care of their antenatal follow up but there is always a place for every helping hand in their lives.]]>
Thu, 08 Jul 2021 14:37:13 +0000
Bobrisky finally shows off post-surgery body; fans go crazy over his curves

The crossdresser revealed months ago that he will be leaving social media for a while to work on his body.

He later returned to Instagram to give an update after the surgery. He complained about the excruciating pain and promised to show off his body when he heals.

He fulfilled his promise early this morning when he took to Instagram clad in a Burberry bikini to show off his curves via video and photos.

The crossdresser's surgically enhanced hourglass figure is making him trend across social media platforms.

A number of people said they love his new body but a few asked him to demand a refund from his doctor.]]>
Thu, 08 Jul 2021 14:35:13 +0000
Meet man with 'world's longest tongue' who can lick elbow

Praveen, from Tamil Nadu, made it to India’s Book of Records after stretching his tongue to a whopping 10.8cm.

He surpassed the previous record holder by 0.7cm.

Praveen can lick his elbow. He can also stretch his nose to touch his tongue and dangle it all the way to the bottom of his chin.

He is pleased to have beaten Nick Stoeberl, from California, to win the title.

The American man held the Guinness World Record for his 10.1cm tongue since 2012 after beating Brit Stephen Taylor’s 9cm effort he set in 2002.

Thu, 08 Jul 2021 14:30:07 +0000
Fake medical doctor arrested for impersonation of ACP in Kano

Spokesperson of the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, June 7, said Aliyu, 45, also confessed to having performed series of surgical operations, injected and prescribed drugs to many patients.

Kiyawa said the suspect was arrested at a hotel in the Hotoro Mariri Quarters of the state while parading himself as an ACP and younger brother of a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Nassarawa Division.

"On the 02/07/2021 at about 1800hrs, credible information received revealed that, one Mohammed Aliyu, ‘m’, 45 years old, of Hotoro Mariri Quarters Kano paraded himself as an Assistant Commissioner of Police and went to a Hotel in Kano Metropolis and requested for a room accommodation in order to lodge some of his guests coming from Kaduna and other parts of the Country, and that, he wants a discount being a Superior Police Officer of the Rank of an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP)" Kiyawa stated.

"He equally tendered a complimentary card to the Hotel Manager bearing his name as an Assistant Commissioner of Police and at the same time the Squadron Commander of 52 PMF Challawa, Kano. He further stated that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Nassarawa Division is his younger brother in Nigeria Police Force and at one time served under his office. Having observed a suspicious approach, the Manager of the Hotel immediately informed the Police.

The Commissioner of Police Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi raised and instructed team of policemen led by DPO Nassarawa, SP Daniel Itse Amah to proceed to the scene. The team swung into action and found out that, the suspect was a fake Assistant Commissioner of Police. He was subsequently arrested.

On investigation, fake documents were found in possession of the suspect bearing his picture and a name, Ibrahim Muhammad Tijjani as Medical Practitioner. He confessed that, he was neither a medical Doctor, nor a Police Officer, and that, he was arrested and prosecuted for impersonation as Medical Doctor. He also confessed to have involved in series of surgical operations, injects and prescribed drugs to many patients.

Kiyawa said that the State Commissioner of Police has ordered that the case be transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department of the Command for discreet investigation, adding that the suspect will be charged to court upon completion of investigation.

Thu, 08 Jul 2021 14:27:29 +0000
Photos from the Lying-In-State for clergyman, late Prophet TB Joshua

His wife, children, family members as well as church members took turns to pay their respect to him. The clergyman died on June 5.

Thu, 08 Jul 2021 14:24:18 +0000
Bandits kill two Immigration officers in Katsina

It was gathered that the officers identified as Umar Bagadaza Kankara and Lauwali Dutse, were killed in an ambush at Kadode check point in Jibia Local Govt Area of the state on Wednesday night, July 7.

A security source told The Guardian that NIS has a base at the village where the incident occurred, with the area seen as safe haven for many herdsmen and their animals.

“The incident occurred at Kadobe village. Fulani herdsmen had brought their cattle there for pasture and for security, as Immigration has a base there,” the source said.

“But the bandits decided to attack the place yesterday night after several efforts to do so in the past had proved abortive.

“The sad thing is that people in the community said they saw strange faces lurking around in the evening of the incident, but they refused to alert the security on the situation.

“When the bandits attacked, they started shooting sporadically and at our men, and our men fired back also. They killed two of our men, but we killed several of theirs too.

Several of the bandits sustained gunshot wounds, but they were able to escape with the bodies of their slain members, and had managed to rustle cows belonging to the herdsmen.

“Soldiers who were in patrol on the streets had rushed to the area in reinforcement and there was serious gunfire exchange, in which one soldier was shot on his thigh.

“The soldier is currently receiving treatment at the federal medical center, Katsina.

Umar Bagadaza Kankara was laid to rest on Thursday, July 8, in his village in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina state.

Meanwhile, friends and family members have taken to Facebook to mourn the officers as well as share photos from the funeral.

Thu, 08 Jul 2021 14:17:39 +0000
Haiti President, Jovenel Moïse assassinated in his home

The country's interim Prime Minister, Claude Joseph said a group of unidentified individuals attacked the private resident of Moise and shot him dead. First Lady Martine Moïse is hospitalized following the attack early Wednesday, July 7.

Speaking on a local radio station, the prime minister said the attack was carried out by an “armed commando group” that included foreign elements.

Joseph said in a statement quoted in media outlets;

“Around one o’clock in the morning, during the night of Tuesday 6th to Wednesday 7th of July 2021, a group of unidentified individuals, including some speaking Spanish, attacked the private residence of the president and fatally injured the head of state."

The Prime Minister added that "all measures are being taken to guarantee the continuity of the state and to protect the nation."

The attack occurred amid a rising wave of politically linked violence in the impoverished Caribbean nation. The nation of more than 11 million people had grown increasingly unstable and disgruntled under Moïse’s rule.

Its economic, political and social woes have deepened, with gang violence spiking heavily in the capital of Port-au-Prince, inflation spiraling and food and fuel becoming scarcer at times in a country where 60% of the population makes less than $2 a day. These troubles come as Haiti still tries to recover from the devastating 2010 earthquake and Hurricane Matthew that struck in 2016.

53-year-old Moïse had been ruling by decree for more than two years after the country failed to hold elections, which led to Parliament being dissolved. Opposition leaders have accused him of seeking to increase his power, including approving a decree that limited the powers of a court that audits government contracts and another that created an intelligence agency that answers only to the president.

While Haiti’s opposition claims Moïse should have stepped down on 7 February to coincide with the fifth anniversary of 2015 elections that were cancelled and then re-run a year later because of allegations of fraud, Moïse and his supporters rejected that argument, saying he only took power in 2017 after winning the re-run.

Haiti was scheduled to hold general elections later this year.]]>
Wed, 07 Jul 2021 12:48:37 +0000
UK parliament to debate Nnamdi Kanu’s repatriation to Nigeria

The UK parliament in a schedule shared on its website, said it will discuss “the circumstances surrounding the transfer of Mr Kanu to Nigeria against his will” and the alleged role of the government of Kenya in the detention and alleged mistreatment of the IPOB leader.

Lord Alton of Liverpool is expected to raise the issue at the House of Lords. It read;

“To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) the alleged role of the government of Kenya in the detention and alleged mistreatment of Nigerian activist Nnamadi Kanu, (2) the circumstances surrounding the transfer of Mr Kanu to Nigeria against his will, and (3) of any assistance being provided to him by the high commission in Abuja."

It was also revealed that the question tagged ‘HL1665’ was tabled on July 5, 2021 and will be “due for answer” by the “relevant government department” by July 19, 2021.

Wed, 07 Jul 2021 08:17:27 +0000
Copa America: Argentina beat Colombia 3-2 on penalties to reach final against Brazil

Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, was the hero as he stopped three Colombia spot-kicks at Mane Garrincha Stadium setting up a mouth-watering final clash between Neymar and Lionel Messi.

Colombia were fighting to reach their first Copa America final after failing in their six previous semifinals.

At the beginning of the match, Columbia pressed on but Argentina took the early lead courtesy of a fine strike from Martinez after Giovanni Lo Celso linked up with Lionel Messi in the 7th minute.

Argentina then came close to scoring when Nicolas Gonzalez picked up a header from Lionel Messi’s corner-kick but he was denied by goalkeeper David Ospina from close range.

Colombia tried scoring through Cuadrado, but he was denied by Martinez from close range. Then, Wilmar Barrios tested Argentina's defence with a bullet shot from the edge of the box that hit Martinez after getting a deflection off Lo Celso.

With added pressure, Colombia forced Argentina’s goalkeeper to produce another stunning save from a Mina header after a corner-kick.

In the second half, Argentina were caught out in the 61st minute with Luis Diaz scoring a nice goal after a brilliant run following Cardona’s release on the left.

Diaz beat Martinez from a tight angle to get the deserved equaliser.

In the 73rd minute, Argentina failed to take the advantage after Ospina left his post allowing Angel Di Maria to dribble past him. Di Maria then released the ball for Lautaro, whose shot at the goal was blocked by Barrios. Di Maria then sent the rebound wide.

Argentina got another chance to restore the lead in the 80th minute after Di Maria found Messi with a through ball. But Messi's left-footed shot hit the right post.

Ten minutes later, Messi hit the wall from a free-kick, their last chance before heading for the penalty shoot-out.

Juan Cuadrado opened the shoot-out, beating Martinez. A bloodied Messi then buried Argentina’s first to make it 1-1. Martinez guessed correctly to block Davinson Sanchez’s kick and advantage Argentina. But Rodrigo De Paul failed to capitalise as he blazed over the bar. 1-1 after two kicks each.

Martinez produced another block, by leaping to his right to deny Yerry Mina. Leandro Paredes sent Ospina the wrong way to give Argentina a 2-1 lead after three kicks each.

Miguel Borja scored for Colombia but Lautaro Martinez, who opened the scoring during the open play in the seventh minute, made it 3-2 after four each. Martinez again blocked a penalty from Edwin Cardona.

Argentina won the shoot-out 3-2.

For Argentina, Sunday’s title clash against bitter rivals Brazil will be their 29th final. They last won the continental title in 1993, and lost the finals in 2004, 2007, 2015 and 2016. They had also finished third last term, after losing to Brazil in the semis.

Argentina (14) will become the joint-most successful side with Uruguay (15) if they beat Brazil. While Neymar’s Brazil are chasing their 10th title. They are the defending champions.]]>
Wed, 07 Jul 2021 07:51:00 +0000
Cross River Pastor nabbed with human skull (photos)

45-year-old Michael Bassey was arrested following a complaint from a concerned citizen on threat to life.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Sikiru Akande said the suspect was arrested at No. 56 Uwanse by Asuquo Ekpo Street in Calabar South.

Akande said;

“The suspect was arrested with one human skull tied with the complainant’s picture and carved human image with red clothes.

“Investigation is still ongoing and the suspect will be arraigned in court."

Bassey however denied being into any diabolical act. He told newsmen that he has been conducting healing services for his congregation members before his arrest.

The Pastor said;

“I don’t know anything about this human skull. I am innocent of the charges against me. my mother gave me Bible and garment as a young boy, then I started helping people by liberating them from various curses and enchantments,' he said.

"I started by liberating my family who always “sacrificed” their male children for the female ones to survive, I broke that covenant and I have been liberating people in Cross River and beyond, I am not a killer, I only help people.

“I am not a herbalist, I am a prophet, I was ordained at a Church ( names withheld)at Azikiwe Street, Calabar by my spiritual father. After I liberate people, they come back and show appreciation, I am not a native doctor ” he added.]]>
Wed, 07 Jul 2021 07:45:08 +0000
New bill to jail protesters for 5-years passes first reading in house of reps

The Bill entitled: ‘An Act To Amend The Criminal Code ACT, CAP 38, Laws Of The Federation Of Nigeria, 2004 To Further Preserve The Sanctity Of Human Life And Property, And To Provide Specifically For Mob Action, Prescribe Punishment And Other Matters’, is sponsored by Rep. Emeka Chinedu Martins (PDP-Imo).

According to Sahara Reporter, the Bill has been approved by the House for a second reading.

The provisions of the proposed Act, are as follows:

(1) The provisions of the Criminal Code Act, (in this Bill referred to as the “Principal Act”) is amended as set out in this Bill (2) Substitute for section 69 of the Principal Act, a new section 69.

“Definitions: Unlawful assembly, Riot, Mob action (a) When three or more persons, with intent to carry out some common purpose, assemble in such a manner or, being assembled, conduct themselves in such a manner as to cause persons in the neighbourhood to fear on reasonable grounds that the persons so assembled will tumultuously disturb the peace, or will by such assembly needlessly and without any reasonable occasion provoke other persons tumultuously to disturb the peace, they are an unlawful assembly. It is immaterial that the original assembling was lawful if, being assembled; they conduct themselves with a common purpose in such a manner as aforesaid”.

It also states that, “An assembly of three or more persons who assemble for the purpose of protecting any house against persons threatening to break and enter the house in order to commit a felony or misdemeanour therein is not an unlawful assembly.

“(c) When an unlawful assembly has begun to act in so tumultuous a manner as to disturb the peace, the assembly is called a riot, and the persons assembled are said to be riotously assembled.

“(d) When an unlawful assembly becomes violent as to commit unlawful acts against any person or property, the assembly is called a mob and their violent act is referred to as mob action”.

It adds that “(a) Any person who takes part in a riot is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for three years.

“(b) Any person who takes part in a mob action is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for five years.

(4) Substitute for Section 76 of the Principal Act, a new section 76:
(a) Section 76. Mob action against any person or property.

“Any persons who assembled together as a mob to commit violent act against any person or property are guilty of a felony and each of them is liable to imprisonment for life”.

The Bill explains that it “seeks to amend the Criminal Code Act, Cap 38, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to further preserve the sanctity of human life and property, and to provide specifically for the crime of mob action, prescribe punishment and other matters connected therewith”.

The sponsor of the piece of legislation against unlawful protesters, in his lead debate, said: “Mr Speaker, my highly respected colleagues, permit me to lead the debate on this very important Bill titled the Criminal Code Act Amendment Bill, 2021.

“This Bill was read for the first time in this Hallowed Chamber. Mr. Speaker, my honourable colleagues, this Bill seeks to amend the Criminal Code Act Cap 38, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, to provide specifically for the crime of mob action, prescribe punishment and for other related matters.

“Mr Speaker, every now and then we hear and read in the news of mobs moving against people and properties.

“The word “mob” connotes a disorderly crowd of people, intent on causing trouble or violence. It is usually triggered spontaneously by accusations of a bystander, then joined by another and then another till it turns into a crowd of vengeful people causing carnage and destruction on its path.

“The danger with mob action is that participants typically believe they are punishing an accused for violation of the law, when in fact they are delivering jungle justice to an accused who may be totally innocent and has not been given an opportunity to be fairly heard. They serve as accusers, judges, and executors.

“Most participants in mob actions are usually not informed first-hand about the situation before joining the destructive crowd in blind rage to carry out their orgy of violence.

“There have been records of crowds inflicting fatal injuries on their targets and destroying and looting properties based on unfounded accusations of theft of an item, allegations of missing genitals, witchcraft and blasphemy.

“As quickly as the mob causes carnage, the participants disperse in all directions, making it difficult for them to be apprehended.

“A notable case is that of the Aluu Four in 2012, involving four male students from the University of Port Harcourt who went to recover a debt, but were set up and accused of theft leading to their gruesome murder by a mob in Aluu, Rivers State.

“More recently in 2016, a man accused of homosexuality was beaten to death in Ondo State. Another man was also lynched in Ebonyi State, over accusations of theft of motorcycle. There have also been records of similar incidents this year.

“The failure of our law enforcement agents to prevent mob justice or punish those who participate in it has lent an air of acceptability to this vile practice. How often people resort to jungle justice as a form of punishment to alleged offenders is also a testament to the fact that people have lost faith in the criminal justice system. Ever too often the participants in mob actions go unpunished.

“The Criminal Code Act in section 69 defines riot as when an unlawful assembly turns tumultuous as to disturb the peace, but did not provide for when the unlawful assembly turns violent against persons and property.

“This amendment to the Bill seeks to remedy that by providing for specific amendments to sections 69, 71, and 76 of the Criminal Code Act dealing with mob action and further prescribing punishment for the crime.

“The amendment to the Act will encourage our law enforcement agencies to go after persons involved in mob action and give impetus to the criminal justice system to bring such offenders to book.

“If more participants in mob action are apprehended and publicly prosecuted it will serve as a deterrent to others.

“I therefore humbly urge you to support the second reading of this Bill and its legislative proposal”.

Wed, 07 Jul 2021 07:42:00 +0000
Presidency defends crackdown on Igboho and Nnamdi Kanu

In a statement released by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu, the Presidency said Nnamdi Kanu who is the leader of a group known "for its murderous actions and virulent messaging was detained as a result of cross-border cooperation."

Igboho was also accused of being a "militant ethnic secessionist, who has also been conducting acts of terror and disturbing the peace under the guise of protecting fellow kinsmen."

The statement read;

“Last week, we saw the enhanced collaboration of the Nigerian law enforcement agencies, as they executed with great synchronisation arrests of individuals who had inflicted pain and hardships on fellow citizens.

“The subversive leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a group known for its murderous actions and virulent messaging was detained as a result of cross-border cooperation.

“This international operation was executed in a closely coordinated fashion following which he was handed over to our National Intelligence Agency (NIA), and then returned to Nigeria to face the Law.

“The violence inspired by IPOB has led to hundreds of fatalities, particularly targeted at government assets and law enforcement agents.

“Additionally, there have been at last count, fifty-five (55) separate violent attacks, heavily concentrated in the Southeast, which heaped further hardship on our honest and hardworking citizens, preventing them from earning their livelihood and going about their normal lives.

“The government had long been monitoring the activities of IPOB and had strong cause to believe that their funding sources include proceeds of suspected illicit criminal activities.

“By this singular action of our security forces, sanity, calm and peace had been returned to our communities who previously lived in constant fear of these misguided elements.

“In furtherance of continued diligent work, the Department of State Services (DSS) on Thursday, 1ST of July, raided the residence of a militant ethnic secessionist, who has also been conducting acts of terror and disturbing the peace under the guise of protecting fellow ‘kinsmen’.

“His seditious utterances and antics, which he is known to have publicly expressed, have overtime morphed into very hateful and vile laden speeches.

“It must be highlighted that the government respects fundamental rights of citizens to express their views and recognises this as a democratic tenet.

“However, any attempt to build an armoury, coupled with plans either subtle or expressed, to undermine our unity as a nation will not be condoned.

“Mr. President’s directives to security services regarding anyone seen to be carrying arms, particularly AK-47, are clear and require no further illumination. Assault weapons are not tools of peace loving people and as such, regardless of who they are and where they are from the security agencies should treat them all the same.

“The successes of our security agencies must be commended as they have demonstrated significant deftness, guile and secrecy in carrying out these missions. This level of professionalism must be sustained and brought to bear as we focus on extracting from our society those who have found a new trade in targeting students, rural dwellers and our citizens in the Northwest. The nation recognizes their efforts and sacrifice.”]]>
Wed, 07 Jul 2021 07:36:44 +0000
Minister who slumped at official event in Bauchi is discharged from hospital

Maryam Katagum was in Bauchi State to inaugurate an empowerment programme on Monday, July 5, when she collapsed while trying to deliver her speech.

She was rushed to the trauma centre of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital.

She was later moved from the trauma center to the amenity ward of the hospital where she spent the night.

She was eventually discharged from the Teaching Hospital after she became stable and has been taken back to Abuja]]>
Wed, 07 Jul 2021 07:35:06 +0000
I have come to the conclusion that I am now a woman with a d*ck - James Brown

According to James Brown, he arrived at this conclusion after a "long thought". He wrote;

After a Long Thought, I have come to the conclusion that I am now a WOMAN with a D*cK]]>
Mon, 05 Jul 2021 13:09:25 +0000
"I'm here to get help about my alcoholism and drug addiction" Zadwa Wabantu

Back in May 2021, the pantless South African dancer voluntarily checked herself into a rehabilitation centre in Durban, South Africa, for alcohol addiction.

She's back there again less than two months after, this time, for drug and alcohol addiction.

In a video shared online, she's seen checking into the rehab facility with her luggage. She is then shown to her room where she's expected to stay until she recovers.

"I can go as many times as I want," she says in a video recorded as she arrives the centre.]]>
Mon, 05 Jul 2021 13:05:34 +0000
Actress, Sonia Ogiri buys herself a Range Rover, her third new car in 7 months

This is the third car the Nollywood actress has bought in 7 months.
In Dec 2020, she bought a Toyota Venza as a Christmas gift for her mother.

The news of her latest car was announced by her colleague, Eve Esin.]]>
Mon, 05 Jul 2021 13:03:05 +0000
You’ve not asked if I want to get married - Nigerian porn star, Ugly Galz fires back

Ugly Galz who stated that mean comments don't pay her bills, also asked those saying that 'no man will marry her' if she has ever told them she wants to get married.

She also pointed out that some churchgoers are yet to get married even with their godly attributes. According to Ugly Galz, when she is ready to get married she will get a husband. ]]>
Mon, 05 Jul 2021 13:00:03 +0000
Pastor Enenche's father-in-law arraigned for alleged N24.6Million fraud

Becky Eneche was formerly known as Rebecca Inyangbe Ibu before marriage.

On June 28, the EFCC announced that its Makurdi Zonal Office arraigned Dr Paul Enenche's father-in-law, Professor John Ibu, alongside one Chief Abukenchi Suleiman and his company, ADB Motors Venters Nigeria Limited before Justice Abdu Dogo of the Federal High Court sitting in Makurdi, Benue State.

They were arraigned on charges of conspiracy and obtaining N24, 650,000 (twenty-four million, six hundred and fifty thousand Naira only) by false pretences.

The EFCC alleged that the duo obtained the said sum from the Benue State University Teaching Hospital under the guise of purchasing a Toyota Landcruiser Prado 2018 Model which was never bought.

Count one of the charge reads: "That you, Professor John Ibu, being the Board Chairman, Benue State University Teaching Hospital, you Chief Abukenchi Suleiman, being the Managing Director ADB Motors Ventures Nigeria Ltd and you, ADB Motors Ventures Nigeria Ltd sometime in July 2019 within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud conspired amongst yourselves and obtained the sum of N24,650,000 (Twenty Four Million Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira only) from the Benue State University Teaching Hospital Board for the purchase of a Toyota Landcruiser Prado 2018 Model under false pretences that you have the capacity to supply which pretence you knew was false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 8(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act."

Count two reads: "That you, Professor John Ibu, being the Board Chairman, Benue State University Teaching Hospital sometime in July 2019 within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did use your position to confer an unfair advantage to yourself by collecting a bribe, to the tune of N10, 900,000 (Ten Million Nine Hundred Thousand Naira only), from one Chief Abukenchi Suleiman of ADB Motors Ventures Nig. Ltd, on behalf of Atirogo & Sons Enterprises, paid into Access Bank account Number 0049185884, a company you're the Managing Director and thereby committed an offence, contrary to Section 19 of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000 and punishable under the same Act."

The defendants pleaded "not guilty" to the charges preferred against them.

Based on their pleas, prosecution counsel, George Chia-Yakua asked for a trial date and that the defendants be remanded in a correctional facility.

However, counsel for Professor John Ibu, S. O. Vekuwu, moved a motion for the bail of his client on self-recognizance. He informed the court that his client had been on administrative bail offered by the EFCC.

Mon, 05 Jul 2021 08:58:45 +0000
Nigerian DJ, DJ Flexy Naija is dead

It was alleged that the DJ who the only child of his mum, was allegedly poisoned to death on Saturday July 3.

This however came after the student of Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State shared a Facebook post in which he talked about "success attracting envy".

FlexyNaija had written;

Dis life funny Shia!!

Success Dey say attracts envy


Why dem no Dey envy person wen em Dey suffer Na!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I speak dis word from my heart

Any eye, leg, hand or mouth wey go rise against u saying u don’t deserve what u have right now let dat body be freeze forever in Jesus name............ Amen

God is d greatest]]>
Mon, 05 Jul 2021 08:45:56 +0000
Tonto Dikeh shares loved-up photos with her man Prince Kpokpogri

Captioning the photos which shows her in a happy mood while in the company of her man, the mother of one wrote: "What God cannot do does not exist." Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh took to Instagram to share loved-up photos with her man, Prince Kpokpogri, spending quality time together.

Captioning the photos which shows her in a happy mood while in the company of her man, the mother of one wrote: "What God cannot do does not exist." ]]>
Mon, 05 Jul 2021 08:09:29 +0000
Lionel Messi is officially a free agent and can play for any club he wants

The 34-year-old, who about 12 months earlier made an attempt to leave Barcelona, is no longer under contract with the Spanish giants and can now join any club if he decides to.

Messi's contract officially expired as soon as the clock struck 12a.m on July 1 and although there were reports that he would likely re-sign with the Spanish giants, nothing concrete has been done.

There are reports that Messi and Barcelona will work towards a contract, but until there is a conclusive evidence that it is indeed in the pipeline, Messi being a free agent is bound to attract the attention of plenty clubs .

Messi was in hot form in the just concluded season, as he emerged as the leading scorer in the Spanish league with 30 goals and helped Barcelona win the Copa del Rey title.

Messi has won 35 titles in 17 seasons, helping the club win the Champions League four times, the Spanish league 10 times, the Copa del Rey seven times and the Spanish Super Cup eight times.

Messi has a record six Ballon d'Or awards. He is the team's all-time leading scorer with 672 goals in 778 appearances, and the top scorer in the Spanish league with 474 goals in 520 matches. He also is the player with most matches with the club. He was the top scorer in the Spanish league in eight seasons and the top scorer in the Champions League on six occasions. ]]>
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 15:14:11 +0000
We cannot get you out of prison - British authorities dash Nnamdi Kanu's hope

Kingsley Kanu, the IPOB leader’s sibling who had revealed that he was arrested in Kenya had appealed to British authorities to ensure his brother's release.

Kingsley said;

“The British High Commission in Nigeria must insist upon my brother’s immediate release. They must guarantee his safety and security. Nnamdi Kanu must be returned home to the UK to his wife and his sons who live here. The Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, must make clear to the Nigerian authorities that they will not tolerate the unlawful detention of British citizens and that the UK Government condemns the Nigerians and Kenyans for undermining the rule of law."

However a manual titled ‘Support for British nationals abroad: A guide’ and published on the website of the UK government, it was clearly stated that British authorities can't get anyone out of prison or detention because of their nationality.

It was however stated that they can approach local authorities if the British national is not treated in internationally accepted standards.

19th page of the document read;

“We can offer you information about the local prison or remand system, including visiting arrangements, mail and censorship, privileges, work possibilities, and social and welfare services. We can also explain where there are different regulations for remand prisoners and sentenced prisoners. For example, in some countries, prisoners are allowed to send more mail when they are on remand.

“We cannot get you out of prison or detention, nor can we get special treatment for you because you are British. If however you are not treated in line with internationally accepted standards we will consider approaching local authorities. This may include if your trial does not follow internationally recognised standards for a fair trial or is unreasonably delayed compared to local cases.

“With your permission, we can consider taking up a complaint about ill-treatment, personal safety, or discrimination with the police or prison authorities.

“Consular staff will keep in regular contact with you, either by visiting personally or by telephone/ letter. The frequency of visits will depend on local prison conditions and your personal circumstances.

“If you are a dual British national in the country of your other nationality, we would not normally offer you support or get involved in dealings between you and the authorities of that state. We may make an exception to this rule if, having looked at the circumstances of the case, we consider that you are vulnerable and we have humanitarian concerns.”

Thu, 01 Jul 2021 10:39:03 +0000
Tottenham appoint Nuno Espirito Santo as new Manager

Spurs announced Santo’s appointment Wednesday night, June 30, in a statement released on their official website.

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Nuno Espírito Santo as our new Head Coach on a contract until 2023.

“Nuno arrives following a four-year spell at Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he guided the club from the Championship into the Premier League and secured consecutive seventh place finishes in their first two seasons back in the top flight – their highest league position since 1980.

“He also restored the Molineux outfit to European competition, leading them to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League in 2019/20.

“In tandem with Wolves’ progress on the pitch, Nuno developed individual players such as Conor Coady, Diogo Jota, Ruben Neves, Willy Boly and our own Matt Doherty from the second tier into established Premier League and European talent, while also furthering the development of players such as Raul Jimenez, Pedro Neto and Adama Traore.

“Earlier in his coaching career, Nuno guided Portuguese side Rio Ave to two cup finals and qualification for the UEFA Europa League for the first time in their history before taking over at Valencia in 2014, where he steered the Spanish outfit to Champions League football with a fourth place finish in La Liga.

“A former goalkeeper in his playing days, he subsequently spent one season in charge of one of his former clubs, Porto, where the team finished second and lost only two league games all season under his stewardship.”]]>
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 07:53:21 +0000
Kano Hisbah bans use of mannequins for display of clothes by tailors and boutique owners

Commander of the state Hisbah Board, Sheikh Aroun Ibn Sina, who announced the ban in the state today June 30, added that the use of mannequins by tailors, boutique owners, and others contravened the provision of Islamic injunctions.

In his words

“Hisbah prohibits the use of mannequins at shops, commercial and private residences and other public places. This violates Islamic provisions, it is also responsible for immoral thoughts among some members of the public, all these are against Islam.

We have divided Kano into five areas for the monitoring and implementation of the ban across the state.”

He also said that the agency would embark on sensitization of the people to educate them on how Islam frowns on the use of the mannequins, while the agency will send its officials to apprehend and prosecute offenders.]]>
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 07:52:04 +0000
Methodist Church votes to allow same-sex marriages

The Church announced on Wednesday that same-sex couples will be allowed to get married on its premises. After debates on the topic at the Methodist Conference, the proposals to allow same-sex marriages were passed with 254 votes in favor and 46 against.

The Methodist Church said ministers who oppose the changes will not be forced to carry out same-sex marriages.

Dignity & Worth, a campaign group in the Methodist Church, said the vote was a “momentous step on the road to justice and inclusion” after many years of sometimes painful conversations.

Rev. Sam McBratney, who chairs the group, praised the “courageous step” taken by the church.

The Rev Sonia Hicks, elected as the Methodists’ first black female president at the weekend, said it was a “historic day for our church”. She urged people “to support each other respecting our differences”.

Jayne Ozanne, a campaigner for LGBT+ equality and a member of the C of E’s ruling body, the General Synod, said the vote reflected “the significant shift that there has been among Christian attitudes in England, and shows how so many people would echo the recent call of Bishop Paul Bayes to allow same-sex marriage in the C of E”.

The church has a membership of 164,000, making it the fourth-largest denomination of Christian churches in the U.K.

Thu, 01 Jul 2021 07:49:24 +0000
Inmate bags PGD and Masters degree in Awka prison

The inmate, Jude Onwuzulike received the certificates of Post Graduate Diploma and Masters of Science degrees in Information Technology on Tuesday, June 29.

Mr. Felix Edoka, Registrar, NOUN, while presenting the certificates at the Awka Correctional Centre, said the programme was targeted at impacting lives, including providing education to the inmates.

The Registrar represented by the Deputy Registrar (Academics), Oladipo Ajayi, commended the inmate for achieving the feat despite being in prison.

He urged other prisoners to take advantage of the programme to become educated.

Also speaking, the director of NOUN Awka Centre, Scholastica Ezeribe, said, “The inmate defended the certificates online under strict supervision. This shows that distance and space were no barriers to interested students of the institution.

“We could have given him the certificates with his colleagues during the convocation in Abuja, but because of his peculiar situation, we had to bring the two-in-one certificate to him.”

The prison comptroller, Patrick Chukwuemeka, added that the scheme was initiated for inmates’ educational development and skill empowerment.

Mr. Chukwuemeka thanked the programme facilitators for their assistance to the graduate, appealing to other inmates to imitate Mr. Onwuzulike.

“The correctional centre is not only for confinement, but opportunities for the inmates to upgrade themselves academically as well as learn skills that will make them better persons after their jail term,” he said.8

Thu, 01 Jul 2021 07:48:09 +0000
Nigeria will lose nothing if an Igbo man becomes President – Ekweremadu

Speaking in an interview with Daily Trust, the lawmaker who countered claim of power being all about negotiation through compromise, described it as a psychological thing. He also pointed that the villages of those who have ruled the country are not better than that of others.

Ekweremadu said;

People have said it publicly and privately, arguments have been raised in this aspect, negotiations have taken place, compromises are being done. I have not lost faith in that happening because 2023 is still around the corner, but it’s left for people like you in the media, if you see wisdom in what we’re saying, to also proclaim it, you push for it. When people are unjustly treated, it’s unlikely for them to be interested in peace.

For a man who stays in a house, it’ll be irresponsible for him to put fire in that same house if you’re doing everything to make sure that your family is living together. What will this country lose if an Igbo man becomes president? Nothing! The best they can get is to help stabilise the country. Whatever happens will help to stabilise the country.

For the purpose of argument and statistics, those who have ruled this country as presidents, do you think their villages are better than others? It’s a psychological thing. Those who have ruled this country from the south to the north to the west, check their villages, local governments or states; are they better than the other ones? They are not! It makes no sense for somebody like me. It’s just a psychological issue. So, we’ll lose nothing by doing that. ]]>
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 07:43:37 +0000
Gunmen who killed pregnant woman in Kwara demand N30m ransom for her husband

LIB reported that the suspected kidnappers killed Ibrahim's pregnant wife, Hawa and whisked him away last Saturday, in Offa town, Offa local government area of Kwara State.

A very close family source who confirmed the latest development to Daily Trust on Monday in Ilorin said the family had only been able to raise N2m since the demand was made.

"They insisted that it must be N30m or nothing. But we have continued to plead with them while running around to see what we can source because we are talking about somebody’s life here. We have already lost one, a pregnant wife for that matter, Hawa who was hit by their stray bullet when the abductors were shooting randomly during the operation,” the source added.

Ibrahim, popularly known as “LUKTECH" is a phone and accessories dealer in the popular Owode market in Offa while his late wife operated a chemist shop at Oshunte, along Ibrahim Taiwo Road, Offa.]]>
Tue, 29 Jun 2021 08:39:00 +0000
Euro 2020: Switzerland beat World champions France 5-4 on penalties after 3-3 draw

The classic European Championship game ended with Switzerland qualifying to the next stage after star player Kylian Mbappe missed the crucial kick for France.

France played badly in the first half as Didier Deschamps tried a three-man defence because of injuries to two of their left-backs.

Haris Seferovic headed the Swiss ahead and they had a penalty saved that could have made it 2-0 before Karim Benzema scored twice and Paul Pogba continued his fine performance for France to put the team 3-1 up with a screamer.

Seferovic headed in his second goal of the game for Switzerland and substitute Mario Gavranovic then blasted in a last-minute equaliser to send the game to extra time.

Mbappe missed a couple of big chances for the world champions in extra time and Olivier Giroud had a header saved in the final minute.

Then penalties started after extra time

Mbappe was the only player to fail to score in the shootout, after an excellent save by Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer.

The Swiss had been seconds away from elimination but are now through.

They will now face Spain after progressing from a major tournament knockout game for the first time since 1938.

The last time Switzerland were in the quarter-finals of a major tournament was the 1954 World Cup that they hosted.]]>
Tue, 29 Jun 2021 08:35:54 +0000
19-year-old school dropout kills boyfriend over infidelity

Jacklyn Wawira, said to be a form two drop out stabbed her 25-year-old boyfriend Eric Gitonga to death in her grandmother’s compound where she had been staying.

The lady and her boyfriend, a petrol station attendant had a heated argument which degenerated into a fight, making her grab a kitchen knife which she used in stabbing him to death.

Confirming the incident, Mwea West Sub county police commander Stephen Okal said;

“We have managed to recover the murder weapon and the lady is being held at Kiamaciri police station."

Okal further revealed that further investigations are ongoing to unearth further details on the incident.

Tue, 29 Jun 2021 07:20:39 +0000
Passengers stranded in bush as Abuja-Kaduna train breaks down again

A passenger reportedly claimed that the train had initially stopped twice before it finally broke down in Dutse, Kaduna state around 7am.

Paschal Nnorli, the Abuja/Kaduna Train Service Station Manager, confirmed the incident in a statement, saying the train broke down as a result of engine failure but another locomotive had been sent to go as a rescue facility.

“It is true that our first train service this morning broke down in Kaduna but it was due to a mechanical failure that happens to machines generally,” he told Punch.

Nnorli added, “However, the important thing is our ability to respond and come to the rescue. We sent a rescue locomotive and as at about 10am I was told that the locomotive had arrived at the location.”

Last year, the Minister of Transportation engine Rotimi Amaechi had assured that locomotives on the Abuja-Kaduna rail route that have broken down up to two times will be returned to China.

He said, “It is worrisome that these locomotives that are brand new are failing,” Amaechi said during an inspection in Lagos.]]>
Tue, 29 Jun 2021 07:11:23 +0000
Irate youths strip and rape chief's wife in Delta

Recounting how it happened to newsmen, the Odogwu of Ogwash-Uku, Chief Gabriel Ohai, said the youths turned against him when sopme police officers came into the community to arrest one of them.

“Police came to re-arrest one Ikechukwu Illoba who led his hoodlums to beat a 75 year-old man to death after an autopsy result.

The suspect, who raised alarm and called his cohorts as early as 6am already converged before the arrival of policeman resisted re-arrest.

Immediately the police left, the hoodlums moved in their numbers to my house pulled down my gate, fence and moved to my palace I built, set my house ablaze, stripped my wife naked, raped her, burnt down my two vehicles and moved to my farm, 20 kilometre away from where I live, set the building there ablaze.

My workers quarters were burnt down, my livestock over 3000 birds, 100 pigs and others were released into the forest. The farm was destroyed completely, some of my property were looted other set ablaze

It became imperative for me to talk to the world, the government and human rights organization to know what I am passing through in the hand of those who are above the law. And there is now lawlessness in Azungwu Quaters, Ogwash-Uku” Ohai said

Twelve persons were injured during the attack. Also, three houses, poultry, and two vehicles worth over N500 million were destroyed by the irate youths.

The spokesperson of the state police command, Bright Edafe, who confirmed the incident, said an investigation has been launched.

Tue, 29 Jun 2021 07:08:25 +0000
DSS arrest suspected killers of UNILORIN student who was raped to death

Olajide's death had sparked protests by many civil society organizations across the country who demanded for justice. She was found with injuries all over her body at her Tanke residence, University road, Ilorin after allegedly being gagged and raped.

It was further learnt that the suspects are helping the service with the investigation. Kwara State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Mumini Jimoh (SAN) has also confirmed that some suspects had been arrested over the issue and will be arraigned before Justice I.A. Jusuf on Wednesday June 30.

Tue, 29 Jun 2021 07:05:21 +0000
Regina Daniels and her husband celebrate their son, Munir on his first birthday

Proud mom, Regina took to her son's Instagram page to share these adorable photos of him accompanied with a brief caption: "Happy birthday to me !!!!!! #tothemoonandback2021."

The couple, who welcomed the child last year, are throwing a lavish birthday party for their son in Abuja today. ]]>
Tue, 29 Jun 2021 07:03:50 +0000
Man allegedly beats his wife to death for refusing to give him N2000 loan in Edo (photo)

The Nation reports that the 45-year-old suspect who is described as a chain smoker and drunk by the eldest of his three children, Augustine, the suspect beat the businesswoman to death at their home located at No. 1, Agbontaen Street beside Ebvareke Secondary School, off Agboniro Street, Uselu, Benin, the Edo State capital on Saturday night, June 26.

Augustine, 13, said his father who works for a waste disposal company in Benin city, has over the years formed the habit of physically assaulting their mother, a fashion items dealer, at the slightest provocation.

According to Augustine, his father called their mother on phone to demand N2, 000 loan and started beating the deceased as he returned home around 9 pm when the money was not quickly given to him.

“I tried to give my mother paracetamol and drinking water after the initial beating but my father threw them away. She then went to bathe after which she lied down outside to rest a little before coming inside to sleep but my father locked us inside the room and resumed the beating of my weak mother outside.

Neighbours later helped us (the three children) to open the door, only to see our dead mother on the ground. She was then rushed to two different hospitals in the neighbourhood where she was confirmed dead.”he said

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Bello Kotongs, said the suspect had been detained at the Textile Mill Police Station, Benin from where he would be transferred on Monday June 28 to the state Police Headquarters at the Government Reservation Area (GRA) for further investigation.

“The man (Christopher) asked his wife to loan him some money (N2,000) out of the money she made at a burial she earlier attended on Saturday. When she refused, he then beat her to death.”Kotongs said]]>
Mon, 28 Jun 2021 09:04:41 +0000
Burna Boy wins Best International Act at BET Awards for the third time

The singer was nominated in the category alongside Aya Nakamura (France), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Emicida (Brazil), Headie One (UK), Wizkid (Nigeria), Young T & Bugsey (UK), Youssoupha (France).

Burna Boy was announced as winner of the category at the event which took place on the 27th of June 2021.]]>
Mon, 28 Jun 2021 09:02:52 +0000
Cardi B reveals she's pregnant with her second child during BET Awards performance

After the Migos trio finished "Straightenin" at the event on Sunday June 27, Cardi joined the group for "Type S--".

She appeared on stage in a black bodysuit adorned with rhinestones, a sheer panel in the abdomen exposed Cardi's burgeoning belly. Cardi also shared the news on Twitter following the performance.

Cardi B and Offset secretly married in 2017 before splitting up in 2018 after she gave birth that same year. The two have had an on-and-off relationship ever since. The couple are already parents to daughter Kulture Kiari, who turns 3 in July. Offset, 29, is also dad to daughter Kalea, 6, and sons Kody, 6, and Jordan, 11, from previous relationships.

Sharing the news on Instagram, Cardi B captioned the photo she shared; ]]>
Mon, 28 Jun 2021 09:01:35 +0000
FG will tax profits made by global tech giants with significant economic presence Osinbajo

Osinbajo who made the announcement during an interactive session with delegates from the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria led by its President, Adesina Adedayo, at the Presidential Villa, said these global tech giants will be taxed even if they have not established an office or have a permanent establishment in the country.

He also pointed out that Section 4 of the Finance Act 2019, provides that the finance minister, may by order of the president, determine what constitutes the significant economic presence of a company, other than a Nigerian company.

A statement released by his media aide, Laolu Akande read;

“While the Federal Government will not be raising tax rates at this time, based on the Finance Act 2019, it’s already empowered to widen the tax net.

“This includes collecting taxes on the Nigerian income of global tech giants with significant economic presence here, even if they have not established an office or permanent establishment, and are currently not paying taxes in Nigeria.

“In this regard, Section 4 of the Finance Act 2019, provides that the finance minister, may by order of the president, determine what constitutes the significant economic presence of a company, other than a Nigerian company.

"We’ve had severe economic downturns, which of course implies that we may not be able to collect taxes with the aggressiveness that would ordinarily be expected.

“I think the most important thing is that we must widen our tax net so that more people who are eligible to pay tax are paying.

“I’m sure you are aware of the initiatives including the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS), which was also an attempt to bring more people into the tax net, including those who have foreign assets."

Mon, 28 Jun 2021 08:58:18 +0000
No sane Nigerian will just go and commit crimes except he is high on something - Jonathan

Jonathan said this when visited by management of the Albino Foundation and its partners, who came to thank him for paying the bills of persons with albinism to undergo surgery for cancer abroad.

He added that most of the crimes carried out in the country are drug-induced. The former President said;

“Imagine starting your day with the news of killing in the morning, it leaves an impression on your mind. We need to also look into issues of mental health as well.

"No sane Nigerian will just go and commit crimes except he is high on something.

“Now we have cults in primary and secondary schools, then it was in tertiary institutions, but you now see children in these schools thinking of how to kill their mates, this is sad”.]]>
Mon, 28 Jun 2021 08:56:31 +0000
2021 BET Awards: See full list of winners and nominees The BET Awards, which honor Black excellence in entertainment and sports, held on Sunday night, June 27, with the theme "Year of the Black Woman."

Award-winning actress Taraji P. Henson hosted the ceremony from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where a live audience attended for the first time since the pandemic began.

"Celebrating Black women isn't a fad or a trend it's a forever mood" Henson said, opening up the show. "There is more than enough room for all of us to thrive, because can't nobody be like me and can't nobody be you like you."

Veteran rapper and actress, Queen Latifah received this year's Lifetime Achievement Award for her "amazing success" throughout her decades-long career.

Rappers Lil Kim, Rapsody, MC Lyte, and Monie Love honored the entertainer with a performance of her songs "Ladies First" and "U.N.I.T.Y.." Queen Latifah then gave a speech, expressing her gratitude.

"I want to thank BET for creating an outlet for beautiful Blackness to thrive, to shine," Queen Latifah said while accepting her award. "When we couldn't get played on the radio in other places, we couldn't get our videos played in other places, there was BET that allowed us to be in our fullness."

Rapper Megan Thee Stallion was tied with DaBaby for having the most nominations of the night and took home awards for "Best Female Hip Hop Artist," "Best Collaboration," "Viewer's Choice" and "Video of the Year."

Rap legend DMX, who died from a heart attack earlier this year, was honored at the ceremony with a special tribute performance from Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Swizz Beatz, and Michael K. Williams.

Andra Day, the City Girls, DJ Khaled, Jazmine Sullivan, Lil Nas X, Kirk Franklin, and Migos were among the stars that performed at the annual award ceremony.

Check out the full list of nominees and winners:

Album of the Year
"Heaux Tales" Jazmine Sullivan — Winner
"Ungodly Hour" — Chloe x Halle
"King's Disease" — Nas
"Good News" — Megan Thee Stallion
"Blame it on Baby" — DaBaby
"After Hours" — The Weeknd
Best Female R&B / Pop Artist
H.E.R. — Winner
Jazmine Sullivan
Jhené Aiko
Summer Walker
Best Male R&B / Pop Artist
Chris Brown — Winner
Anderson .Paak
The Weeknd
Best Group
Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak and Silk Sonic — Winner
21 Savage & Metro Boomin
Chloe X Halle
Chris Brown & Young Thug
City Girls
Best Collaboration
"WAP" Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion — Winner
"Rockstar" — DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch
"Popstar" — DJ Khaled ft. Drake
"What's Poppin (Remix)" — Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez and Lil Wayne
"Cry Baby" — Megan Thee Stallion ft. DaBaby
"For the Night" — Pop Smoke ft. Lil Baby and DaBaby
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Lil Baby — Winner
J. Cole
Jack Harlow
Pop Smoke
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Megan Thee Stallion — Winner
Cardi B
Coi Leray
Doja Cat
Video of the Year
"WAP" Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion — Winner
"Up" — Cardi B
"Do It" — Chloe x Halle
"Go Crazy" — Chris Brown and Young Thug
"Laugh Now Cry Later" — Drake ft. Lil Durk
"Leave the Door Open" — Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak and Silk Sonic
Video Director of the Year
Bruno Mars & Florent Déchard — Winner
Benny Boom
Cole Bennett
Colin Tilley
Dave Meyers
Hype Williams
Best New Artist
Giveon — Winner
Coi Leray
Flo Milli
Jack Harlow
Pooh Shiesty
Bobby Jones Best Gospel / Inspirational Award
"Strong God" — Kirk Franklin
"In Jesus Name" — Bebe Winans
"Never Lost" — Cece Winans
"Hold Us Together" — H.E.R.
"Thank You For It All" — Marvin Sapp
"Touch From You" — Tamela Mann
BET Her Award
"Good Days" Sza — Winner
"So Done" — Alicia Keys ft. Khalid
"Baby Mama" — Brandy ft. Chance the Rapper
"Anti Queen" — Bri Steves
"Baby Girl" — Chloe x Halle
"Rooted" — Ciara ft. Ester Dean
Best International Act
Burna Boy, Nigeria — Winner
Aya Nakamura — France
Diamond Platnumz — Tanzania
Emicida — Brazil
Headie One — United Kingdom
Wizkid — Nigeria
Young T & Bugsey — United Kingdom
Youssopha — France
Viewer's Choice Award
"Savage (Remix)" Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé – Winner
"WAP" – Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion
"Go Crazy" – Chris Brown & Young Thug
"Rockstar" – DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch
"Popstar" – DJ Khaled ft. Drake
"Laugh Now Cry Later" – Drake ft. Lil Durk
"The Bigger Picture" – Lil Baby
"Leave the Door Open" – Silk Sonic
Best Movie
"Judas and the Black Messiah" — Winner
"Coming 2 America"
"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"
"One Night in Miami"
"The United States Vs. Billie Holiday"
Best Actress
Andra Day — Winner
Angela Bassett
Issa Rae
Jurnee Smollett
Viola Davis
Best Actor
Chadwick Boseman — Winner
Aldis Hodge
Damson Idris
Daniel Kaluuya
Eddie Murphy
Lakeith Stanfield
Youngstars Award:
Marsai Martin — Winner
Alex R. Hibbert
Ethan Hutchison
Lonnie Chavis
Michael Epps
Storm Reid
Sportswoman of the Year Award:
Naomi Osaka — Winner
A'ja Wilson
Candace Parker
Claressa Shields
Serena Williams
Skylar Diggins-Smith
Sportsman of the Year Award:
Lebron James — Winner
Kyrie Irving
Patrick Mahomes
Russell Westbrook
Russell Wilson
Stephen Curry
Viewer's Choice: Best New International Act
Bree Runway, United Kingdom — Winner
Arlo Parks — United Kingdom
Bramsito — France
Elaine — South Africa
MC Dricka — Brazil
Ronisia — France
Tems — Nigeria]]>
Mon, 28 Jun 2021 08:54:16 +0000
Groom calls off wedding after the bride's family didn't prepare the dish he wanted

To anger the bride's family, the groom married another woman later that very day, the New Indian Express reported.

According to the newspaper, 27-year-old Ramakant Patra had arrived with a traditional wedding procession to marry a woman in Sukinda, a town in the Jajpur district of Odisha, on Wednesday June 23.

When he and his family arrived, they were welcomed by the bride's relatives and taken to have lunch before the wedding ceremony.

The groom had demanded mutton (sheep meat) curry be part of the wedding feast, the newspaper reported. So when the dish was not prepared, an argument broke out and soon escalated.

In a shocking move, Patra then called off the wedding and could not be convinced to change his mind. He and his family went to a relative's home in Sukinda, where they stayed the rest of the day.

That night, he reportedly married another woman before returning home to Rebanapalaspal in the neighboring Keonjhar district.]]>
Mon, 28 Jun 2021 08:52:34 +0000
Beyonce's mum Tina slams 22.5 years sentencing of George Floyd killer Derek

Derek was found guilty in April for second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

In May 2020, footage shows him kneeling on Floyd's neck for nine minutes as he gasped for air and said "I can't breathe" appalled the world - and sparked violent protests across the US.

Tina, 67, shared her thoughts on Derek's 22-and-a-half year sentence and revealed a loved one is serving a similar jail term for a much lesser offence.

Alongside a photo of the sentence being discussed on US news, she wrote: "Very Disappointing!

"My Godson was sentenced to 20 years for 2 ounces of marijuana he has been In Jail for 11 years.

"This man convicted of three charges He Murdered This man on TV before the world. And will only serve 15! The system has to change!"

Singer, Cher, 75, also shared her anger at the sentence.

She wrote: "Understand Chauvin’s Mom Not Wanting Her Son 2 Be Gone, But GEORGE FLOYD’S MOM WILL “NEVER” SEE HER SON AGAIN.

"Chauvin’s Lawyer Said ”If Only He Hadn’t Gone 2 Work That Day,Answered That call.”

Sat, 26 Jun 2021 16:32:22 +0000
Crossdresser, Jay Boogie, shares hot new photos as he turns year older Sat, 26 Jun 2021 16:28:47 +0000 Lady divorces Pastor husband to marry wealthy church member

@_Kaimaa further revealed that the Pastor had to leave as his wife is the real owner of the church. ]]>
Sat, 26 Jun 2021 11:31:15 +0000
NeYo and wife Crystal Smith welcome their 3rd child together, his fifth

On Friday June 25, his wife, Crystal Smith, announced on Instagram that she has given birth to their third child together, a baby girl. She was born four weeks early and weighed in at just 5 pounds, 7 ounces, according to Smith’s caption.

"God said don't make plans honey!" she captioned an Instagram photo taken at the hospital. "She came 4 weeks early but right on time for mommy!"

The 5-pound, 7-ounce addition joins the couple's children Shaffer Chimere Smith Jr., 5, and Roman Alexander-Raj Smith, 3, and Ne-Yo's kids with his ex, Monyetta Shaw: Madilyn Grace Smith, 10, and Mason Evan Smith, 9.

The couple announced their pregnancy back in February, while celebrating their sixth anniversary. According to Crystal, "My world is now complete."]]>
Sat, 26 Jun 2021 11:22:02 +0000
Lagos police release father of Chidinma Ojukwu, the alleged killer of Super TV CEO

Chidinma's father was arrested alongside her on Wednesday, June 23 for resisting her arrest. The police had arrived at their Alagomeji apartment on Wednesday night to pick Chidinma up. However, her father who was convinced his daughter could not have committed such a crime, violently resisted her arrest. The police then picked him up.

Following Chidinma's public confession to committing the murder, the police have now released Chidinma's father on bail. Also released on bail is one Nkechi Mogbo, the lady who operated the service apartment where the University of Lagos undergraduate allegedly killed Ataga.

The police command says both Chidinma's father and Mogbo were released based on the fact that Chidinma confessed that she committed the crime all by herself.]]>
Sat, 26 Jun 2021 11:17:43 +0000
Scientists unveil Homo longi aka 'dragon man,' the latest addition to the human evolution
The exciting discovery named 'dragon man' is the latest addition to a rapidly shifting human family tree thanks to new fossil finds and analysis of ancient DNA preserved in teeth, bones and cave dirt.

The well-preserved skullcap, found in the Chinese city of Harbin, is between 138,000 and 309,000 years old, according to geochemical analysis, and it combines primitive features, such as a broad nose, low brow and braincase, with those that are more similar to Homo sapiens, including flat and delicate cheekbones.

Researchers say the ancient hominin was "probably" a 50-year-old man -and he would have had an "extremely wide" face, deep eyes with large eye sockets, big teeth and a brain similar in size to modern humans.

Researchers named the new hominin - Homo longi, which is derived from Heilongjiang, or Black Dragon River, the province where the cranium was found.

Three papers detailing the discovery were published in the journal 'The Innovation' on Friday, June 25.

Chris Stringer, research leader in human origins at The Natural History Museum in London and coauthor of the research said;

"The Harbin skull is the most important fossil I've seen in 50 years. It shows how important East Asia and China is in telling the human story,"

The research team plans to see if it's possible to extract ancient proteins or DNA from the cranium, which included one tooth, and will begin a more detailed study of the skull's interior, looking at sinuses and both ear and brain shape, using CT scans.

According to research, in the millennia since Homo sapiens first emerged in Africa about 300,000 years ago, Homo sapiens have shared the planet with Neanderthals, the Denisovans, the "hobbit" Homo floresiensis, Homo luzonensis and Homo naledi, as well as several other ancient hominins.

Humans then had sex with some of them and produced babies.

The 'story of human evolution is changing all the time in what is a particularly exciting period for paleoanthropology", Stringer added.

The Harbin cranium was discovered in 1933 by an anonymous Chinese man when a bridge was built over the Songhua River in Harbin, according to one of the studies in The Innovation. At the time, that part of China was under Japanese occupation, and the man who found it took it home and stored it at the bottom of a well for safekeeping.

"Instead of passing the cranium to his Japanese boss, he buried it in an abandoned well, a traditional Chinese method of concealing treasures," according to the study.

The announcement of dragon man's discovery comes a day after a different group of researchers published a paper on fossils found in Israel, which they said also could represent another new type of early human.

Sat, 26 Jun 2021 11:16:17 +0000
Body of Kenyan man exhumed after he was buried by his lover without wife's knowledge

The exhumation of Hudson Wanjohi Ndumia's remains conducted on Friday, June 25, was supervised by police.

It was gathered that Ndumia died on May 10 and was buried on May 22 by his lover, who lives in Kagongo, Tetu Constituency in Nyeri County.

It is alleged the woman, who is in her 50s, presented a burial permit while collecting Ndumia’s remains from the Mathari Consolata Mission Hospital morgue in Nyeri County. Ndumia’s family would later learn that he had been buried without their knowledge.

According to informants, Ndumia, a native of Makuyu in Murang’a County, was living with his lover, a widow, at her home in Tetu, Nyeri County after he allegedly fell out with his wife.

The deceased’s family last week learnt he had been buried by his lover, forcing them to obtain an exhumation order from the court.

The Nyeri Law Courts granted the applicants’ their wish on Friday, June 18.

The deceased’s brother, Samuel Ndumia, told The Standard they were now happy their kinsperson would be buried “at his rightful resting place”.

The exhumation was supervised by police. Ndumia’s family said they were suspecting he succumbed to injuries sustained during a domestic fight with his lover.

"He had been hospitalised with burn injuries in his private parts. We suspect he suffered the injuries during a fight with the woman he was living with,” said Samuel Ndumia.

The family said they were waiting for autopsy to be conducted on Ndumia, when they learnt his remains had been collected for burial.

"We wanted to know what killed my brother,” said Samuel.

Ndumia was a retired clinical officer, who worked at the Muranga and Nyeri county hospitals.

After the exhumation on Friday, Ndumia’s remains were taken to Mathari Consolata Mission Hospital morgue, where a postmortem will be conducted.

Ndumia is survived by a wife and four children; three sons and a daughter.

The Standard understands Ndumia’s widow, Hellen Wangui Wanjohi, is in hospital undergoing treatment for an undisclosed ailment.]]>
Fri, 25 Jun 2021 15:19:33 +0000
JAMB releases 2021UTME results

JAMB’s spokesman, Fabian Benjamin who made the announcement via a statement released in Abuja on Friday June 25, said the board was happy over the smooth conduct of the examination.

Benjamin further revealed that the use of the National Identification Number (NIN) was helpful in curbing malpractices during the exercise. He added that the results which were not released, are those being investigated.

The statement read;

“The Board notes with satisfaction that the utilisation of NIN (National Identification Number) has helped in curbing examination malpractices as the 2021 UTME has recorded the least incidence of irregularities since the inception of the CBT examinations in Nigeria.

“Nevertheless, the Board would still review all the CCTV footages and other technical gadgets for detection of possible examination misconducts.

“In addition, the Board would not hesitate to withdraw the results of any candidate subsequently found to have committed any form of examination misconduct."]]>
Fri, 25 Jun 2021 15:16:49 +0000
Kaisha and Lucy fight on BBNaija reunion show

The fight began after Kaisha narrated how Ka3na reportedly disrespected her mother as they partied together.

According to Kaisha, her mother liked Ka3na and wanted a photo with her. She revealed that her mother first sent Lucy before sending her sister Zainab to ask Ka3na for the photo, but she reportedly asked them to tell her mother to come to her table, a feedback she found disrespectful.

Ka3na however maintained that she thought they were talking about Kaisha's manager. Lucy who backed Ka3na on this, however failed to explain why she didn't deliver the message when she was asked to.

As the show continued, Kaisha made a demand for them all to stop talking about her mother. Lucy fired back by asking if her mother is a fruit, insisting she was talking about a fruit. This angered Kaisha who then threw a pillow at Lucy, leading to a physical fight.

Lucy was seen later being escorted without her wig on. She was also talking about Kaisha being violent and further threatened to beat her. ]]>
Fri, 25 Jun 2021 08:19:27 +0000
Miami building collapses, leaves 3 dead and 99 people unaccounted for (Photos)

The collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium in the small, beachside town of Surfside, about 6 miles north of Miami Beach, was reported around 1:30 a.m.

Champlain Tower South, a 12-story residential condo has 136 units, and 55 have collapsed, officials said

A massive search and rescue operation was launched before dawn and crews are still hoping to find survivors.

During an evening briefing on Thursday, officials said 102 people have been identified and declared safe.

"The building has literally pancaked," Mayor Charles W. Burkett said during a morning press conference.

Burkett said at least 10 people, including the person who died, were treated for injuries on-site. One person was taken to the hospital in critical condition. He added that 15 families walked out of the building on their own.

The mayor said the collapse happened around 1:03 a.m. -- meaning the building was likely filled with sleeping residents -- and fears the death toll could rise.

"It's heartbreaking because it doesn't seem to me ... that we will find people alive," Burkett said.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called the incident a "tragic, tragic situation."

"We'll hope for the best in terms of additional recoveries, but we are bracing for some bad news just given the destruction we are seeing," he said during a press conference.

The Foreign Ministry of Paraguay said six Paraguayan nationals were in the building and still missing: Sophia López-Moreira, the sister of the country's first lady; her husband, Luis Pettengill; their three children; and their nanny, Lady Luna Villalba. President Mario Abdo Benítez canceled his events due to the incident

Argentina's Miami consulate said nine Argentine nationals are missing; Venezuela's ambassador to the U.S. confirmed four Venezuelan nationals are missing; and Uruguay's Foreign Ministry said three Uruguayan nationals have been affected, though their status is unclear.

Fri, 25 Jun 2021 08:15:29 +0000
New York Police stop suicidal man from jumping off building roof (photos)

The 30-year-old man stood on the edge of a building on W. 113th St. at Amsterdam Ave. about 7:45 p.m., threatening to kill himself.

Members of the NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit physically engaged and grabbed the man and brought him to safety.

He was then taken to nearby Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital for evaluation.]]>
Fri, 25 Jun 2021 08:11:20 +0000
Buhari inaugurates committee to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the committee chaired by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Buhari reiterated his commitment to lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in ten years, with a well-researched framework for implementation and funding.

The President also disclosed that the NPRGS has proposed to establish a private equity fund to ensure mobilisation drive and sustainable management of resources.

Buhari said;

“This journey began in January 2021 when I directed the Chairman of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council and Secretary to the Government of the Federation to collaboratively work together to articulate what will lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in ten (10) years.

“I am happy to note that the process of designing this inclusive poverty reduction strategy recognized and addressed past mistakes as well as laying the foundation for a sustainable poverty reduction through the wide range consultations held at all levels of government, development partners, the private sector as well as the civil society.”

President Buhari was confident that the NPRGS would address the underlying causes of poverty on the basis of which it developed programmes, that would deal with the multi-dimensional nature of poverty within the practical context of comparative advantage of human and natural resources in the various geo-political zones.

He added;

“The major challenge before this national steering committee is to translate our good intention into positive impact of the average Nigerian so that we create an appreciative impact on the poverty situation in our country.

“If India can lift 271 million people out of poverty between 2006 and 2016, Nigeria can surely lift 100 million out of poverty in 10 years. Fortunately, we have already started but we need to unlock the challenges of slow implementation, inappropriate targeting and absence of adequate resources.

“The performance of our economy despite COVID-19 gives me comfort that we can achieve our goal but we need to seriously scale up and work more with state and local governments.

“This call becomes more pertinent in the face of recent forecasts by the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and our own Nigerian Economic Summit Group which all agreed that Nigeria needs to frontally tackle her poverty situation if our economic gains are to be sustained."

The responsibilities of the committee, he noted, include anchoring collaborative efforts; provide oversight for the implementation of the strategy; provide guidance to Technical Working Group and federal ministries, extra ministerial departments and agencies, subnational governments and other stakeholders on meeting the objectives of the programme; as well as monitor progress and any other effort that would enhance the attainment of the objective of lifting 100 million people out of poverty in 10 years.

President Buhari asked the committee to commence work immediately to enable the Technical Working Group to begin to put the nuts and bolts together.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 08:33:17 +0000
Any social media platform used to bring down Nigeria will be suspended - Lai Mohammed

The Minister who appeared before house committees on communication, justice, information and culture, and national security and intelligence on Tuesday June 22, added that the ban of Twitter operations in the country is a good opportunity for "resourceful Nigerians to also look at how they can have an app that can replace Twitter".

He said;

“On Twitter not being the only social media in Nigeria but banning Twitter alone, honestly, we suspended Twitter because Twitter became a platform of choice for those that want to bring down this country.

“If any other platform does it, we will suspend their operations too. It is because there is a country called Nigeria that they have business here.

“Honestly, I think it is a good opportunity for our very resourceful Nigerians to also look at how they can have an app that can replace Twitter, and it would be patronised by all of us. We have received a few approaches and we want to encourage them.”

On those whose businesses have been affected by the Twitter ban, the Minister stressed there has to be a country first before people make money. He also revealed that they are ready to hold discussions with the social media giant.

Lai added;

“Like I have said, we owe no responsibility to Twitter. It is not registered in Nigeria. It does not employ Nigerians. It does not pay taxes to Nigeria.

“If Nigerians do make money through Twitter, unfortunately, Nigeria has to be a country first before they can make that money. Like I said, there are other platforms available to them. Hopefully, if we are able to resolve this matter quickly, they will resume use of Twitter.

“The doors are not closed. We are willing to speak to Twitter. Twitter has written a letter seeking for government dialogue and just today, I did issue a statement which I announced the government’s team that is ready to meet Twitter.

“When I leave here, I intend to see whether we can have a preliminary meeting of that committee. We hope that the committee will be able to meet first and that the committee would have a good dialogue with Twitter.

“But like we said, there are two basic things that Twitter or any OTT or social media needs to do — they must first be registered as a Nigerian company after which they will apply for licence. Other conditions will come up as we go along.”]]>
Wed, 23 Jun 2021 08:25:57 +0000
T-Pain accuses Usher of causing his 4-year depression after telling him he ruined music

In a clip from the upcoming Netflix series "This Is Pop", T-Pain recounted how he fell into depression after Usher criticized his use of Auto-Tune in music in 2013.

The singer said they were both flying in the same airplane and on their way to an award show, when he was called to Usher's seat. He disclosed that Usher laid it in after they exchanged pleasantries.

T-Pain said in the clip;

"Usher was my friend. I really respect Usher. And he was like, 'Man. I'm gonna tell you something, man. You kinda (expletive) up music.' "

T-Pain reveaed that he let out a "nervous chuckle" at the comment but soon realized Usher wasn't kidding.

He added;

"I didn't understand. I thought he was joking at first, but then he was like, 'Yeah man you really (expletive) up music for real singers.' "

The singer also claimed that Usher's comment was the beginning of a trying time for his mental health.

He said;

"I'm like, 'But I used it, I didn't tell everybody else to start using it.'

"I don't even think I realized this for a long time, but that's the very moment that started a four-year depression for me."

T-Pain almost single-handedly popularized the use of the pitch-altering technology Auto-Tune in hip-hop, beginning with his 2005 debut hit single, “I’m Sprung,” which made it to the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 07:53:53 +0000
Sadio Mane donates $693,000 to fund hospital in his hometown in Senegal

The village located 400 kilometers outside the capital city Dakar, did not previously have a hospital according to local reports.

Senegalese President Macky Sall met with Mane earlier this month to discuss the hospital project, which will include departments for maternity care, dental facilities and consulting rooms.

Mane shared his enthusiasm for the project, tweeting: "Very honored by the audience that the Head of State, His Excellency @Macky_Sall granted me. A good time to discuss football but also our social projects."

In 2019, Mane donated close to $350,000 (£250,000) to build a school in Bambali. The year before he also gifted 300 Liverpool shirts to his home village so that residents could wear them during the Champions League final.]]>
Wed, 23 Jun 2021 07:49:20 +0000
Man arrested for allegedly defiling his own 2-year-old daughter and househelp

Lagos police spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi said the suspect was arrested after the maid reported the matter to the police at Festac Division. He said the victim was accompanied to the station by Mrs. Justina Nelson of the Children and Vulnerable Persons Network.

While the baby has been taken to the hospital for medical examination and expert report for further investigation, the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has ordered that the matter be transferred to the Gender Unit of the Command.]]>
Wed, 23 Jun 2021 07:47:10 +0000
Woman who lodged in a hotel in Kwara with a man who used fake name found dead

According to a statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Ajayi Okasanmi, the deceased was said to have lodged at Premium Diamond Hotel, Adewole area, Ilorin with a man who registered with fake name, address and telephone number on May 27.

Okasanmi said the hotel manager, Olalekan Anafi, reported that one Adeboye James of 12, Okelewo street, Ede, Osun State, had on May 27 lodged in the hotel with the deceased but left the hotel the following day without the knowledge of any of the hotel’s staff.

“In the morning of the following day when nothing was heard from the room occupied by the said lodger, a spare key was used to open the room and we were confronted by the dead body of the lady,” Okasanmi quoted the hotel manager to have said.

The police spokesman said an investigation into the incident was already at advanced stage as ordered by the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Bagega, to arrest the lodger whose name and address as reflected in the hotel’s log book appeared fake.

“This release becomes necessary to enable members of the public whose daughter or female ward is missing since the day of the incident to visit the Homicide Section of the Kwara State Police Command( CID)for possible identification of the corpse for release,” Okasanmi added.]]>
Wed, 23 Jun 2021 07:45:15 +0000
Ex-Army chief, Tukur Buratai, appointed Nigeria’s Ambassador to Benin Republic

President Buhari on January 25 replaced Buratai and the remaining service chiefs with fresh appointees. Shortly after the President on February 4, appointed the ex-service chiefs as non-career ambassadors.

The former service chiefs have now been deployed. At a brief ceremony in Abuja today Tuesday, June 22, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, presented letters of credence to the ex-service chiefs. While Buratai was deployed to Benin Republic, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin (rtd), former Chief of Defence Staff, was appointed the head of mission to Cameroon.

“The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Geoffrey Onyeama today 22 June 2021, presented Letters of Credence to the Ambassador-Designate of Nigeria to the Republic of Cameroon, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin (Retired) and the Ambassador-Designate of Nigeria to the Republic of Benin, Lt.Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai (Retired).”

The Minister of Foreign Affairs during the brief ceremony congratulated the immediate past service chiefs on their appointment by Mr. President and called on them to deploy their wealth of experience to promote Nigeria’s interest during their tour of duty in countries of accreditation,” a statement released by Kimiebi Ebienfa, information officer of the ministry read

The statement was however silent on the postings of the other former Service chiefs, Vice Admiral Ibok- Ette Ibas (retired) former Chief of Naval Staff; Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar (retired), ex-Chief of Air Staff and Air Vice Marshal Muhammad S. Usman (Rtd), former Chief of Defense Intelligence.]]>
Wed, 23 Jun 2021 07:43:15 +0000
Man accused of murdering his daughters is executed in public in Yemen

Ali Abdullah al-Noami, 40, left his three daughters Rahaf, 7, Raghad, 12, and Malak, 14, to drown in a water tank after a row with his wife.

Ali Abdullah al-Noami was sentenced to death by public shooting.

Along with two other convicted child-killers – Abdullah Ali al-Mukahali, 38, and Mohammed Abdullah Arman, 33 – the 40-year-old was led out into Tahrir Square in the centre of Yemen’s constitutional capital Sana’a and made to kneel on a red carpet.

An executioner wielding a Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle then shot all three men in the back in full view of a large crowd of spectators, some of whom were filming the executions on their mobile phones and video cameras.

Current laws in Yemen allow the death penalty for a wide range of crimes including murder, kidnapping, rape, adultery, homosexuality, and a number of religious offences.

After the three men were shot, a medic quickly checked each body to ensure that they were all dead.

All three bodies were wrapped in white body bags, which soldiers in camouflage uniforms then carried away.

It was the first public execution in the city since August 2018, when three men convicted of raping and killing a child were shot, and then had their bodies displayed hanging from a crane.]]>
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 10:13:15 +0000
All I got from my former best friend was envy and not being loved the way I loved - Bobrisky

The cross-dresser in his post recalled how he fought all his formers friends just to stay loyal to his former best friend, but got jealousy and not being loved the way he loved instead.

Bobrisky who insisted that there are no best friends, advised people who were former friends to walk away silently and never allow others know the secret they shared.

He wrote;

I’m very emotional
Little things bother me, imagine showing ur so called best friends nothing but TRUE LOVE, love to d extend of inconveniencing urself most times. Fighting all ur so called best friends (former friends)just because u want to stay loyal and make someone happy !!!

And all you get from such person is jealousy, envy lastly not loved d same way you love d person. D love only comes when you lend him or her ur money and they won’t still pay back o !!! Such friend just walk away forever and never come back. Don’t drag such friend on social media o just walk away silently let nobody know the secret you both shared when together]]>
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 10:06:42 +0000
18-year-old woman dies on wedding night while having s3x with husband

The Sun reported that the lady who was consummating her marriage with her 29-year-old new husband, started to feel unwell and collapsed at their home in the city of Ibirite in Brazil on Thursday evening.

The couple had gotten married during a ceremony at the husband's farm earlier in the day. According to O Tempo, the husband dashed out to call his neighbour for help and ordered a taxi to take his wife to hospital but its driver refused.

A second taxi was called, but the driver also refused to help and said the husband needed to call the emergency services instead.

It was gathered that when the paramedics finally arrived, they found the woman struggling to breathe and confirmed she had suffered a heart attack. She sadly died on the way to the hospital.

While the distraught husband alleged that it took an hour for the ambulance to arrive at their home, the emergency services said the first ambulance was cancelled and then the second arrived within 21 minutes.

The bride's death has been ruled as accidental as her body showed no signs of foul play or violence. A neighbor reportedly told the police she didn't hear any screams or noises before the woman died.

Post-mortem examination found the woman had a history of bronchitis. The distraught man who spoke to newsmen, said he wasn't sure if he could continue living in the same Brazilian city following his wife's death.

Fri, 18 Jun 2021 10:05:13 +0000
We need to prepare for dialogue and confrontation with the US - Kim Jong Un

North Korea had earlier snubbed efforts by President Joe Biden's administration to establish diplomatic communication between both countries and Kim's latest remarks tells his country "especially to get fully prepared for confrontation".

It is the first time Kim has directly commented on Joe Biden's administration since he assumed office in January 20, 2021.

Kim spoke at a meeting of senior leaders in Pyongyang on Thursday, June 17, after he admitted his country was facing food shortages.

Enforced by the UN and US, North Korea has been banned from importing or exporting food, military equipment, oil and minerals with other nations due to the country's nuclear program.

North Korea was still illegally doing business with China, its main ally but stopped last year in order to protect his country from the covid-19 pandemic, leading his nation to severe hunger and poor health conditions.

Kim said they needed "especially to get fully prepared for confrontation in order to protect the dignity of our state and its interests for independent development", as well as to guarantee a peaceful environment and North Korea's security, according to state media outlet KCNA.

He also said North Korea would "sharply and promptly" react to any developments and "concentrate efforts on taking stable control of the situation on the Korean peninsula".

Prior to the US election, Biden had called Kim a "thug", and days before Biden's inauguration, North Korea put on a show of force with a massive military parade that showcased a new missile.

In April, Biden referred to North Korea as a "serious threat" to global security, prompting an angry response from North Korea which said the statement reflected Biden's intent to "keep enforcing the hostile policy" towards the country.

Washington also recently completed a review of its North Korea policy and said that the US would continue to aim for the eventual complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

Kim had previously met Biden's predecessor Donald Trump on three occasions, but talks on denuclearisation eventually stalled.

Fri, 18 Jun 2021 09:55:20 +0000
Gas tanker explodes in Ikeja (photos)

An eyewitness alleged that the fire was caused by a leaking gas tanker that broke down just after a Filling station, causing panic at the filling station and making both staff and customers flee for their lives.

The eyewitness said;

The fire was caused by a leaking gas tanker that broke down just after Total Filling station at around 10:30pm causing panic at the filling station that made both staff and customers flee for their lives.

Repeated calls to the Lagos state fire service for preemptive measures proved abortive until the tanker exploded at about 11:PM and the resulting inferno quickly spread around, especially into the plaza after the filling station.

A gallant effort from the Lagos state fire service when did arrive curtailed the rage of the fire and arguably prevented further damage.

Many reportedly sustained varying degrees of injuries following the explosion which affected buildings and vehicles around the area.

Eyewitnesses said the fire which resulted from the explosion, was wind transported to the premises of Ogun State Property Investment Company (OPIC) Plaza beside Sheraton Hotel, a facility that housed many businesses.

The fire was eventually put out around 12:30am with the help of seven fire trucks from Lagos Fire Service and LASEMA Response Unit.

Lagos state commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu has visited the scene of the incident with other officials of the Lagos state government.

Fri, 18 Jun 2021 09:53:27 +0000
Boko Haram gets new commander following death of Abubakar Shekau

The Jihadist group confirmed the death of Shekau in a video message from its presumed new commander, Bakura Modu also known as Sahaba.

Modu urged his faction’s commanders to remain loyal despite the loss of their commander.

The video provided to AFP by a source close to Boko Haram and confirmed to be Bakura Modu by another local source, showed that the fight against insurgency is far from over.

Fri, 18 Jun 2021 09:50:09 +0000
More than 30 women sue pornhub accusing the site of not seeking their consent

The women say the videos were uploaded to Pornhub without their consent and have lodged a civil suit in California accusing Mindgeek, the parent company of Pornhub of running a "criminal enterprise".

Pornhub's content is mostly uploaded by its own community but the public can see it. However, the company has said every video uploaded is reviewed by human moderators.

Brown Rudnick LLP, the law firm representing the plaintiffs, says the lawsuit alleges claims under the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000.

One of the women in the suit told CBS she was only 17 when her boyfriend coerced her into making a nude video. The woman, who used the pseudonym Isabella, said the video was later posted on Pornhub without her consent and she only found out about it from a friend.

Pornhub received 42 billion site visits in 2019, with 6.83 million videos uploaded, for a combined viewing time of 169 years.

In a statement, Pornhub called the allegations "utterly absurd, completely reckless and categorically false".

Pornhub told the BBC: "Pornhub has zero tolerance for illegal content and investigates any complaint or allegation made about content on our platforms."

"We have the most comprehensive safeguards in user-generated platform history, which include the banning of uploads from unverified users".

Pornhub said it "takes every complaint regarding the abuse of its platform seriously, including those of the plaintiffs in this case".

It added that it did not intend to let the "hyperbolic language in the lawsuit distract from the fact that Pornhub has in place a safety and security policy that surpasses that of any other major platform on the internet".

Pornhub does not require its users to verify the identity or age of those featured in its videos - nor does it seek to confirm the consent of people who appear in videos posted to the site.

The new allegations comes after a New York Times investigation in April accused Pornhub of being "infested" with child-abuse and rape-related videos claims the site denied]]>
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 09:48:41 +0000
Kidnapped Rivers United coach freed

LIB reported earlier that Eguma was reportedly kidnapped along the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway at about 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday June 15, while returning from Gombe to Port Harcourt after a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game.

Okey Kpalukwu, General Manager of the club confirmed his release in a post shared on the club’s WhatsApp platform on Friday June 18.

Kpalukwu wrote;

“We are grateful to God for His mercy. Our Technical Manager, Stanley Eguma, has been released by his abductors. Our God is gracious."]]>
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 09:46:41 +0000
Pastor allegedly kills wife, buries corpse in shallow grave in Akwa Ibom

The incident happened in Ikot Abia community, Okon Clan in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

The suspect said to be from Abia State is the founder of Omega World Global Ministries located in Ikot Abasi community.

It was gathered that the heinous act was discovered by youths of the community led by the OYC president, Comrade Effiong Johnson.

According to report, the woman had been missing for over two weeks so the youths swung into action and got a ''confession'' from the suspect.

They dug up the grave and discovered the decomposed corpse of the woman. ]]>
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 11:26:11 +0000
Slices of yam now reportedly sold in Nigeria as food prices increase

According to @a_vanita, 4 slices of yam are now being sold in the market for N200 to those who don't have enough money. ]]>
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 11:14:40 +0000
Storm kills 2, injures 3 in Cameroon

A government official from Benoue Division’s Prefect, Oumarou Wabi, told reporters last night that the tragedy happened on Tuesday when violent wind uprooted an old tree and it fell on a car that was carrying five people.

"Two died on the spot and three others were seriously injured. They are responding to treatment. We have asked municipal authorities to identify old trees risky to the population and take them off," Wabi said.

Wabi also confirmed that the storm also destroyed property including houses.

Local authorities have asked residents to stay indoors.]]>
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 10:45:56 +0000
3 killed in plane crash in eastern DR Congo

The plane was carrying two pilots and a passenger when it crashed near Kavumu airport, which serves Bukavu, the capital of South Kivu province, , the region's governor said.

First responders in fluorescent bibs picked through the crumpled wreckage in the middle of a large field, according to a Reuters witness at the crash site.

"I confirm the crash. There were three people on board who all died," South Kivu Governor Theo Kasi told Reuters.]]>
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 10:42:53 +0000
Filmmaker, Jeta Amata, raises alarm over the whereabouts of his ex-wife, Mbong

Jeta and Mbong went their separate ways in 2012 after 10 years of marriage and a daughter. They have remained friendly exes since then and have even embarked on a movie project together.

This morning, Jeta via his Instagram page disclosed that Mbong has not been in contact with their daughter, Veno, who is worried about the whereabouts of her mum. He said no one seems to know anything about Mbong and that it is affecting his daughter.

Jeta also replied the son of his older brother, Fred Amata, Oreva, who advised him to remove the post as he is against the film maker airing his laundry on social media.]]>
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 10:37:08 +0000
Bakassi Boys return to the South East

The group was seen going around in Awka in two vans, singing and warning criminals, DailyTrust reports.

A source told the publication: "The boys came mainly for alleged cult groups which have taken over Awka town in recent time without any response from the Police. I think they were invited by traders."

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ikenga Tochukwu, said he was not aware of the development, according to the publication. The PPRO, however, said that the police is ready to work with any stakeholder in security.

A Senior Police Officer, who spoke to DailyTrust on condition of anonymity, said some security men arrived at the state, but failed to confirm if they were sent by the government.

The source said, "That is the only thing I can tell you, for now. Let’s see how things work out in the days and weeks to come."

Bakassi Boys have been known to carry out extrajudicial killings.]]>
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 11:36:19 +0000
Nigeria 'loses N24.72bn' in 10 day due to Twitter ban

The Federal government on June 5 placed an indefinite suspension of the operations of the microblogging app in Nigeria after the site took down a tweet posted on the President's handle.

The Federal government last week said the microblogging site has since reached out for discussions and that the Federal government will now give operating licence to such sites if they want to operate in Nigeria.

According to NetBlocks Cost of Shutdown Tool, an international Internet monitor, Nigeria loses N102.9m ($250,600) every hour to the ban.

The digital rights advocacy platform estimates the economic impact of an internet disruption, mobile data blackout or app restriction using indicators from the World Bank, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Eurostat amongst others. According to its analysis, an estimated N2.1 billion naira was lost when Nigeria shut down Twitter for 24 hours.

According to a report by Statista, Nigeria has about 33 million active social media users with about 26 per cent on Twitter.

The Director-General of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines, and Agriculture, Ayoola Olukanni, while commenting on the ban, said it has a more adverse effect on micro, small and medium businesses who rely on social media to conduct their business.

“Communication is a significant part of sales and marketing in this digital age. Consequently, the Twitter ban will likely impact negatively and disrupt businesses especially Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises who rely on social media, such as Facebook, Instagram including Twitter to conduct business.

It will therefore most likely negatively impact the IT sector of the economy which is already facing several other challenges.

While it may be considered that there are alternative social media platforms, the abrupt nature of the suspension would mean a loss of existing contacts and a cost of migration.

We must of course also not and cannot, discountenance the national security dimension of the misuse of social media and micro-blogging platforms to inspire violence outside its use to conduct Business.”Olukanni said]]>
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:22:03 +0000
Yaya Toure appointed assistant coach of Russian club FK Akhmat

The ex Barcelona and Manchester City star, now 38, began his coaching career at Ukrainian side Olimpik Donetsk.

Following his spell there he has now been handed a one-year deal that will see him at the Akhmat Arena for the 2021-22 campaign.

The four-time African Player of the Year winner is now expected to assist Andrei Talalayev in the dugout.

“Former footballer Yaya Toure has joined the coaching staff of the Thunderbirds. Head coach Andrey Talalaev will determine his duties as an assistant,” a statement from the club website read.

“The contract with the specialist is calculated until the end of the 2021-22 season.

“Yaya has played for teams such as Beveren, Metalurh Donetsk, Monaco, Olympiacos, Barcelona and Manchester City.

“We welcome Yaya Toure and say to him: 'welcome to Ahmat.'”

Toure has 101 appearances for Cote d’Ivoire. He spent eight memorable years at City between 2010 and 2018, winning three Premier League titles, two League Cups and the FA Cup.]]>
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:19:19 +0000
Rivers traditional ruler accused of raping 16-year-old girl

According to advocacy group, Centre For Basic Rights Protection And Accountability Campaign, the victim's family said they are dropping the case over alleged threats to their lives.

The group's statement reads;

"On the alleged defilement of a 16 YEAR OLD girl by a Traditional Ruler(His Royal Highness) who hail from Ula-Ehuda community in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State,the family of the 16 Year old girl has informed Centre for Basic Rights Protection and Accountability Campaign that they cannot continue with the case over threats to their life, "

"This is coming after Centre for Basic Rights Protection and Accountability Campaign took the family to Police station and reported the matter. The Medical test result of the medical examination conduced on the 16 year old girl in Ahoada General hospital shows she was defiled. The Centre cannot cry more than the bereaved. We have done our part. We will continue to stand against Sexual and Gender Based Violence." ]]>
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:17:49 +0000
Buhari’s insistence on open grazing unpatriotic - Edwin Clark

Recall that last week President Buhari, while responding to questions during an Arise TV imterview, said he has asked the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami to recover lands meant for grazing routes as stipulated in the first republic gazette, despite Southern Governors banning open grazing in their region.

Clark has now come out to fault Buhari's stance arguing that the Land Use Act vested land ownership in states on the state governors not the president.

Clark, in a statement on Monday, June 14, asked AGF Malami to stop “misleading and misdirecting” the president.

He added that the office of the AGF is expected to be “independent of parochial and unconstitutional government decisions.”

“I repeat, on behalf of southerners, that open grazing has been finally buried in southern Nigeria. For Mr. President to insist that open grazing should continue whereby he asked the attorney general of the federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, to dig out the gazette that approved open grazing in the First Republic is unbelievable, unpatriotic and unacceptable to our people,” he said

“Mr. President should regard himself as President of one Nigeria, and not as President of the Fulanis or the Northerners. We shall resist, at all cost, any attempt to subjugate us as citizens of one Nigeria.

“I also use this opportunity to seriously advise the attorney general of the federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, over his irresponsible and unprofessional language, which is misleading and misdirecting Mr. President, because the rhetorical question Mr. President asked during his interview with Arise Television, whether Nigerians want him (Mr. President) to contradict the attorney general of the federation, was based on his understanding of the AG’s advice to him.

“The AG’s position is provided for in the constitution, and he is expected to be independent of parochial and unconstitutional Government decisions. He behaves as if his position is that of a Minister of Justice alone.

“This was the reason why at the 2014 national conference it was recommended that the post of the attorney general, recognised by the Constitution should be separated from that of the minister of justice who owes his allegiance to the Government in power that appointed him.

“Perhaps Mr. President is not aware, or he has not been advised by the AG that the Land Use Act which vested ownership of land on the State Governor is entrenched in the Constitution of the country.”

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:16:08 +0000
Two more arrested for killing and dismembering young lady in Osun

The police last week paraded Kabiru Oyeduntan, pictured above, who was arrested with her body. Oyeduntan had alleged that his friend, Akin, brought the victim to his house to have sex but later killed her and fled the scene. Akin has since been arrested in Ibadan

Giving an update on Monday, June 14, the state Commissioner of police, Wole Olokode, said two more persons have been arrested over the incident.

“Two other suspected ritualists have been arrested in connection with the murder. They are Ramoni Rilwan, 27, and Najeem Ayeloja, 30, both from Apomu.

The identity of the victim is now known through her father. One Ayinla Adewale, said to be father of the deceased, identified her as Toyin Adewale, 18. We are assuring members of the public that the remaining ritualists will be arrested.”he said]]>
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:14:14 +0000
VIO battles for life after getting hit by truck

Mr Udunobun Otaigbe, an official of the Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS), otherwise known as VIO, is the Truck Timing Unit Head of the DRTS on the Kugbo stretch of the Abuja-Keffi road.

He was hit at Karu bridge by a truck with a Guinness label driven by one Wilson Aniete.

The driver of the Mitsubishi truck with registration number AAA 477 XB had allegedly flouted the truck timing regulation on the road and was trying to evade arrest when the incident happened on Friday, June 11.

There has been a standing FCT ministerial directive that heavy-duty trucks should not ply the road in the mornings and evenings when workers were either going to work or returning home after work hours.

The truck driver was stopped for flouting the directive and he parked by the roadside. However, he is alleged to have suddenly started the vehicle and rammed into the officer who had turned his attention to other things.

Eyewitnesses chased the truck driver who couldn't go far because of traffic congestion.

Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and other security personnel arrested the driver and took him to the Karu Police Division.

Meanwhile, the VIO official, who sustained a broken bone on the left leg and bruises on his face and hands, was taken to the hospital and admitted to the intensive care unit of Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja.]]>
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:12:07 +0000
Lesbian adult film accidentally plays at Covid vaccination centre leaving patients confused

The x-rated film popped up unexpectedly on a TV that was previously playing public service broadcasts at the facility in Costa Rica.

People were waiting inside the tent for their turn to take the vaccine when the television suddenly switched screens in San Jose City on Monday, June 7.

Viewers were shocked by the footage while confused health workers struggled to turn off the appliance, which appeared to be connected to someone's computer.

The officers were eventually able to close the screen by pulling out the plug and apologised to the people inside for the "inconvenience".

Eyewitness Anthony Barboza, who was queueing inside the tent, said: "At first they were only playing public service announcements but it suddenly changed.

"No harm was done but the officers appeared confused and embarrassed at the same time.

"Some of the people with me inside the tent were laughing."

An investigation on who played the video is underway.]]>
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 12:49:48 +0000
Hushpuppi's friend, Pac who was arrested with him regains freedom

The Dubai-based Nigerian man in an Instagram post he shared, remebered how he was arrested alongside Hushpuppi on June 9, 2020. According to him, the arrest came a week to his birthday and he thought the end had come.

Pac stated that his quest for greener pastures turned out to be the darkest 6 months of his life. He revealed that he was released because security operatives had nothing on him. The Instagram user also said that he hopes Hushpuppi gets lucky too.

He wrote;

It is not funny how a dramatic turn of event can change everything forever. What seemed a quest for greener pastures turned out to be the darkest 6mths of my life. The pains of incarceration, the groans of solitude, the agonies of torture, my life that is lived with hope and great expectations was crumbling before me.

A year ago today, I, Rahman(Hushpuppi) and some other friends got arrested in Dubai, it was a week to my birthday, I thought the end has come. How am I supposed to make it out of these? I came to Dubai for opportunities, but here I am, behind guarded bars. The experience was not palatable, I wouldn't wish it on an enemy. Miraculously they got nothing on me. Freedom is good, but the experience remains indelible as I can't free my thoughts and minds from the grips of confinements. I still have nightmares.

For all it is worth, I am happy to walk the street and take-in the air as a free man. I am thankful for life and for the grace to look forward to my next birthday as a celebration of life and not behind bars counting down days with possibilities of worst outcomes. Life has not been the same since, more so, with my best friend and benefactor(Hushpuppi) still in detention.

I hope he gets lucky too. I hope he returns back to his friends and families in one healthy piece.

I want to thank everyone that stood by me during these trying times. I want to say thank you to obakaakaki for the ceaseless love and affection.]]>
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 12:39:17 +0000
BurnaBoy receives his Grammy awards plaque (photos)

The singer's Twice as Tall album won Best Global Music album at the 2031 Grammy which held in March.

Posting photos and a video of himself with the plaque on his Instagram page, the singer wrote

''Early Morning deliveries from across the pond!

My parents prayed for excellent children, not houses, cars or “things”. They asked my sisters for stellar degrees; one got a first class in Finance, the other got a Distinction in Engineering. They asked me for a Grammy, and here we are. I am a product of sacrifice! Thank God and thank you all again! '']]>
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 12:34:40 +0000
19 year old teen stabbed sisters, 27 & 46, to death 'after making deal with devil

Danyal Hussein, 19 (pictured below in a court sketch), allegedly slaughtered Bibaa Henry, 46, and her 27-year-old half-sister Nicole Smallman in a "frenzied" and "savage" attack, it has been heard.

The teen is accused of using a knife to stab Nicole 28 times and plunging the blade so hard into Bibaa that it broke.

The sisters were discovered dead in Fryent Country Park, North London, on June 5 in 2020 after celebrating Bibaa's birthday.

Jurors heard how a handwritten letter was discovered in Hussein's bedroom that appeared to be an agreement between him and a "demon" signed in blood.

He promised to "sacrifice women in order to win the lottery and not to be suspected of the crimes he had committed", it was said.

Prosecutor Oliver Glasgow QC said: "It would appear that the defendant had confidence that his plan would work since following the fatal attacks upon Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman, the defendant purchased several lottery tickets and there were three lottery tickets folded up inside the note.

"As it turned out, the demon did not come good on the bargain, since not only did the defendant not win the lottery but the police identified all the evidence that links him to these two murders."

The court was told Bibaa and Nicole had been celebrating Bilbaa's birthday with pals in the Wembley park.

After their guests left, they stayed behind continue the party playing with fairy lights and dancing together.

Mr Glasgow said: "No one could have had any idea when they said goodbye to the two sisters that it would be the last time they would see either Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman again.

"And no one could have imagined that both women would be butchered by this defendant and would have their bodies concealed in undergrowth close to where they had been celebrating their birthdays."

The court also heard one photo taken that night showed the sisters looking past the frame as though "distracted" by something.

Mr Glasgow said: "Whether what they were distracted by was this defendant who crept up on them or something else is unclear, but there is no doubt he was in the park that evening and attacked the sisters."

Hussein then allegedly ambushed the pair as they sat alone in the park repeatedly stabbing them.

They were discovered two days after.

The court was told pals first found glasses belonging to Bibaa and Nicole, before following a flattened trail of grass leading to undergrowth.

They then discovered the sisters' butchered bodies lying with their limbs entwined.

Bibaa was stabbed eight times, while Nicole was knifed 28 times.

DNA belonging to Hussein was then found on the women's bodies, and a knife was found at the scene, it was said.

Jurors were also told how latex gloves covered in his blood were found near a pond where the sisters' phones had been thrown.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 08:44:53 +0000
Uche Ogbodo and partner welcome their baby

According to her, their baby was born yesterday June 8.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 08:35:49 +0000
Native doctor who allegedly prepares charms for IPOB/ESN members arrested in Imo

A statement released by Bala Elkana, spokesperson of the state police command, says on June 8, tactical teams of the command through diligent and painstaking investigations, stormed Ukwuorji, Mbaitoli Local Government area, along Onitsha road, and arrested a 65-year-old man, Ezeugo Ordu, a native of Ubachima, Omuma, Oru West LGA.

According to Bala, Ezeugo during interrogation confessed to being a member of IPOB/ESN, and made useful statements to the Police as regards to the recent attacks on Police stations as well as the residence of Governor Hope Uzodinma. The police spokesperson said Ezeugo further led operatives of the command to the IPOB/ESN camp, a Bush close to Njaba River where nine persons were arrested at the criminal hideout while planning another attack. He said assorted charms were recovered from them.

The spokesperson said two (2) out of the nine suspects arrested in the hideout, Chinedu Nwakaire aka One door, 48, and the native doctor were identified to be part of the hoodlums that attacked the private residence of Gov. Hope Uzodinma and also some Police stations. He said they confessed to the crime, and also stated their roles during the operations.

He added that the state Commissioner of Police used the opportunity to reiterate the call on members of the IPOB/ESN, or any other criminal syndicate operating in the state especially those who stole Police arms and ammunitions to voluntarily surrender themselves to enable them to get "soft landing", or they will be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.]]>
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 08:30:54 +0000
Chinese miner attacks Sierra Leonean man on mining site in Sierra Leone

The incident happened at Tonkolili Iron Ore mine.

In the now-viral video, the Chinese man is seen scolding Sierra Leonean workers and the scolding turned physical when a Sierra Leonean, who is the Safety Officer on site, stood up to him.

The video begins with the Chinese miner scolding one of the staff, who is a local. He then spits on the floor directly in front of the man in derision.

The man then calls him out for this, saying: "Get out. Out of this place man."

The Chinese man then walks to the Sierra Leonean Safety Officer and begins pointing at him while scolding. Suddenly, he slaps the documents the man has in his hands and a fight breaks out.

The Chinese then runs to pick a rod and runs back to attack the black man. Other Sierra Leonean workers try to hold him back to prevent him from harming the man.

Soon, other Chinese workers run to the scene and start scolding the black man filming the incident.

But the man tells them the Asian man had no right to do what he did to the Sierra Leonean worker.

The man filming is heard narrating what happened to the other Chinese workers who ran to the scene during the fight.

He says: "The man is conducting a safety tool box meeting, he went there and disrupt the safety meeting. He has no right."]]>
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 08:26:50 +0000
Pastor, herbalist and three others arrested with human parts in Osun state

Olagunju Adetunji, a 40-year-old pastor in Kajola, near Osogbo, Osun State, was allegedly caught with human hands and legs.

Also paraded was a 50-year-old herbalist, identified as Adewumi Gbadamosi, alongside three others named Rasheed Ajani, Saka Akeem, and Abiodun Adetimilehin. They were arrested for allegedly killing a teenager simply identified as Kehinde near a hospital in Osogbo.

The herbalist allegedly confessed to the crime and said the teenager's head was given to the pastor and accomplice, Saka Akeem, after they approached him for help over poor patronage in church.

The state Commissioner of Police, Wale Olokode, said acting on intelligence, operatives arrested the suspects at Oke Ayepe area of Osogbo and Kajola ljesha.

Olokede said: "The suspects were arrested with two decaying hands and two legs of one Kehinde, whose surname and address are still unknown. The principal suspect, one Adewumi Gbadamosi, confessed to the crime and said the victim’s head was given to one Olagunju Adetunji for rituals."

"While being paraded, Gbadamosi said he shot Kehinde dead while on night guard duty post in Osogbo. He then dismembered him, took some parts and threw the rest of the body into a river.'

"The herbalist said Ajani, who was also working as a night guard, assisted him to carry the deceased after he had killed him." he added

Pastor, Adetunji, denied receiving the deceased’s head from the herbalist, but admitted meeting Gbadamosi once in his church after his friend, Adetimilehin, brought him for spiritual help.

Olokode said the suspects would be arraigned before a court after investigation had been completed.]]>
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 08:24:53 +0000
1,833 girls aged 10-19 impregnated within 90 days in one Ugandan district

The information was contained in data presented by the district bio-statician, Mr Ali Mugerwa, during a district stakeholder’s dialogue held June 4 by National Association of Women Organisation of Uganda.

According to the data, 1,833 girls aged between 10-19 years were reported pregnant within a period of 90 days.

"The highlighted cases of teenage pregnancy are much less than the actual number because these are just those who managed to go for antenatal services yet a big number fear to go for antenatal services thinking that they will be laughed at.’’ Mugerwa said.

He noted that the data, involving cases of defilement by close family members- was extracted from the district health management information system sourced from public health facilities.

"All the people who impregnated these innocent children need to be arraigned before court but it’s becoming a challenge as some of the parents connive with the suspects," he said.

He blamed both parents and the ineffective justice system for the prevailing crisis adding that if parents were playing their roles well these would not have happened.

Ms Pauline Nabwire, the program’s officer at National Association of Women Organization of Uganda attributes the surge to poor parenting coupled with greed for dowry, poverty, peer pressure and values reinforced by tradition.

"Most of the communities here are poor with majority of them not in position to have a meal in a day and as a result parents end up forcing their daughters to marry so that they are given bride price" she says.

Number of cases in worst hit sub counties

Melinda 169

Eastern division of Tororo Municipality 148

Nagongera 138

Kirewa 136

Mukuju 129

Kwapa 10]]>
Tue, 08 Jun 2021 15:57:06 +0000
Church member mistakenly shares s3x tape to church WhatsApp group

Members of the church in Ghana were shocked when the explicit media was delivered to their phones.

It was sent by a member called Brother Rudolph with the caption, "Mood."

Members quickly expressed their shock, asking Brother Rudolph what he had sent to the group.

Apostle Walter, the Head Pastor of the church, also expressed his displeasure.

The member quickly apologized and blamed it on his friend before deleting it. However, it had been captured by members and is now making the rounds online.]]>
Tue, 08 Jun 2021 15:52:51 +0000
House of Reps to invite Lai Mohammed over Twitter suspension

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, announced this during plenary today June 7.

Gbajabiamila while addressing the lawmakers after deliberations, said;

''On Friday the 4th of June 2021, the Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture announced the immediate suspension of the operations of the social media network, Twitter in Nigeria. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in his statement announcing the suspension, cited “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence” as the reason for the decision to suspend the operations of Twitter in Nigeria.

The suspension on Twitter in Nigeria has generated fierce debate. The House of Representatives has since the announcement been inundated with comments about the decision, requests for intervention and criticism. The House of Representatives recognises that Twitter, like other social media networks, is an important tool for communication and commerce in Nigeria, particularly amongst the younger generation who have used these networks for enterprise and innovation with great success. The House also recognises that as social media has been a tool for good, it can also be a tool for bad actors. As such, the government has a legitimate interest in ensuring that these platforms are not used to commit vile actions against individuals and the State.

The proper role of the legislature in circumstances like this is first to peel back the layers of the decision-making process to unravel the issues until we develop an understanding of the why and the how of executive decisions. Following that, the legislature must make sure that regulatory and enforcement actions by the government are in accordance with the laws of the land, that due process of law has been followed to the latter and that the outcomes of regulatory decisions do not result in adverse consequences for the country and all our people. Fidelity to our responsibilities in situations like this requires the legislature and legislators to as in the words of Rudyard Kipling, “keep your head when all about you are losing theirs”. We listen to the agitation of the people, but we also hear from the government so that from the abundance of information, we reach the level of awareness that allows us to discharge our role dispassionately.

It is in service of our obligations under the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and our moral duty to the Nigerian people, that the leadership of the House has decided to mandate the House Committees on Communication, Justice, Information and Culture, and National Security and Intelligence to immediately commence an investigation to determine:

The circumstances of the decision by the Federal Government of Nigeria to suspend the operations of Twitter in Nigeria; and

The legal authority for the ban on the operations of Twitter in Nigeria.

The Committees are additionally mandated to Invite the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed to brief the House of Representatives on the objectives, intent, and duration of the suspension on the operations of Twitter in Nigeria, and to report to the House within ten (10) days. The report of the Committees will guide further action by the House of Representatives on this matter. Therefore, I urge the Committees to act with speed and sound judgment to address this issue that has animated our national conversations over the last few days.'']]>
Tue, 08 Jun 2021 15:50:23 +0000
French teenager stabs father to death, records it and posts video online

The 17-year-old in Ploeren, a town of about 6,000 in the northwestern Brittany region, called police late Saturday, June 5, to say that "he had just stabbed his father to death in the family home", prosecutor Francois Touron said in a statement.

When police arrived at the home, they found the dead man's body with multiple knife wounds, and arrested the son, who was under the influence of alcohol.

Already, the teen had shared a video of the crime scene on social media, Touron said.

Police quickly took down the video, and a psychological support unit was set up to help the recipients, and their parents, with any trauma from viewing the gruesome footage.

According to investigators the teenager, after drinking at a party, made his way to the home where his father had been living alone for weeks after his wife and their two children moved out.

He let himself in, took two knives from the kitchen, woke his father up in the bedroom and stabbed him, the prosecutor said.

The boy told police he had wanted to put an end to his father's violent behaviour, triggered by drinking, which he said had caused much suffering for the family.

Last month, the boy's mother filed a domestic violence complaint against her husband and authorities opened a criminal investigation. She then left the family home with the couple's two children.

An investigating magistrate late Monday charged the teenager with voluntary manslaughter and the publication of images related to a crime involving bodily harm.

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 15:48:22 +0000
Lady allegedly fell sick and died while lodged in a hotel with her boyfriend in Lagos

Punch reports that the incident happened on May 31. Esther and Emmanuel had visited the hotel to spend the night together. However, she took ill while in the room. Things degenerated fast as she began to release foamy substances from her mouth. Emmanuel reportedly called for help from the management of the hotel who immediately organized for Esther to be taken to the hospital. Sadly, Esther died on the way to the hospital.

“What happened on May 31, 2021 was that around 11.30pm, the manager of T1 Suites, Obijomi Adedeji, reported that one of the lodgers, Emmanuel Isibor, came with his girlfriend, Esther.

But around 11pm, Emmanuel Isibor called on the manager for assistance as the lady developed a sudden ailment, which caused foamy substances to come out from her mouth and nostrils.

She was rushed to the First Line Hospital, where a doctor pronounced her dead.”an eyewitness said

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi said an investigation into the incident is ongoing.]]>
Tue, 08 Jun 2021 09:01:44 +0000
anybody who violates the Twitter regulation will be prosecuted- Lai Mohammed

He said this on BBC Focus while responding to the disclaimer issued by the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christain Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Twitter.

''"The Redeemed Christian Church of God is domiciled in more than 170 Nations & Territories. The tweets here are in accordance to Article 19 of the UN universal declaration of Human Rights."Adeboye's tweet read

Some Nigerians perceived his tweet as a violation of the Federal government's directive, since the Attorney General had in a statement released on Saturday, June 6, threatening to prosecute anyone found violating the Twitter suspension.

Responding to a question on whether the Justice Minister will be prosecuting the respected clergyman for violating the ban, Lai Mohammed said

"The attorney-general has made it clear that if anybody who violates the regulation, that such person will be prosecuted and this is not about any person. I think it is the right of the attorney-general to decide who to prosecute.

Mohammed also gave reasons why the micro-blogging site was suspended in Nigeria.

''The government has suspended indefinitely, the operations of Twitter in Nigeria because of the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence and the government

Also directed the National Broadcasting Commission to immediately commence the process of licencing all social media operations in Nigeria,” he said]]>
Tue, 08 Jun 2021 08:49:40 +0000
Aisha Buhari urges Nigerian mothers to raise productive citizens

Speaking during a courtesy visit by wives of state governors on Monday June 7 at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Aisha stated that women have an important role in promoting national cohesion and development.

In a statement released by Aisha's Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Aliyu Abdullahi, the First Lady stated that the country needs patriotic, conscientious and productive citizens who will rally around a common vision of a great Nigeria and work together to achieve this vision.

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 08:43:54 +0000
R.Kelly’s lead lawyers request to be taken off case ahead of federal trial

The attorneys, Steven Greenberg and Michael Leonard filed documents to withdraw, which have yet to be approved, on Monday.

“Our reasons for withdrawal are significant and it is impossible, in our belief, for us to be able to continue to properly represent Mr. Kelly under the current circumstances,” Greenberg wrote to U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly. The two Chicago-based attorneys also said that they “are willing to (serve) as effective stand-by counsel” if it’s deemed necessary by the court.

The request comes amid reports Greenberg and Leonard are having disagreements with the other attorneys that are on the team that’s defending Kelly.

“We refused to try a case with lawyers who don’t have the appropriate level of experience and skill because that is not in the client’s best interest,” the two attorneys said in a statement that was provided to TMZ. “It is a shame that lawyers can’t suppress their own egos or self interest and do or act in the client’s best interest.”

Kelly is also represented by attorneys Douglas Anton, Thomas Farinella, and Nicole Becker. Those attorneys told TMZ “that Mr. Kelly terminated both lawyers prior to filing their motion.”

The singer's New York trial is scheduled to start on August 9. He’s facing charges of racketeering, sexual exploitation of a child, forced labor, kidnapping, enticement, and bribery. R. Kelly, who is also facing sexual abuse charges in Chicago, has been held in custody at Metropolitan Correctional Center while awaiting trial.

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 08:34:13 +0000
FG summons UK, US, Canada envoys for commenting on Twitter ban in Nigeria

In a joint statement, Canada, EU, UK, US, and the Republic of Ireland had expressed disappointment in the government’s decision to suspend the use of Twitter in the country after an offensive tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari was taken down by the social media platform.

The statement was titled, ‘Joint Statement From The Diplomatic Missions Of Canada, The European Union (Delegation To Nigeria), The Republic Of Ireland, The United Kingdom And The United States Of America’.

It read, “The diplomatic missions of Canada, the European Union (Delegation to Nigeria), the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America convey our disappointment over the Government of Nigeria’s announcement suspending #Twitter and proposing registration requirements for other social media.

“We strongly support the fundamental human right of free expression and access to information as a pillar of democracy in Nigeria as around the world and these rights apply online as well as offline.

“Banning systems of expression is not the answer. These measures inhibit access to information and commerce at precisely the moment when Nigeria needs to foster inclusive dialogue and expression of opinions, as well as share vital information in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The path to a more secure Nigeria lies in more, not less, communication to accompany the concerted efforts of Nigeria’s citizens in fulsome dialogue toward unity, peace, and prosperity.

“As Nigeria’s partners, we stand ready to assist in achieving these goals.”

In an invitation notice issued on Monday morning, June 7, by Kimiebi Ebienfa of the Crisis Monitoring and Public Communications Division of the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“I am directed to inform that following the recent ban on Twitter by the Federal Government and Press Statement issued by some Heads of Diplomatic Missions Accredited to Nigeria on the subject matter, the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency, Geoffrey Onyeama has invited the affected Ambassadors to a meeting today at 12 noon.

“The venue is Minister’s Conference Room, 8th Floor.

“You are hereby invited to cover the meeting. Thanks for your usual cooperation,” the invite read.]]>
Mon, 07 Jun 2021 15:53:44 +0000
Two shot as protesters block Kebbi governor’s convoy

The protest ensued after 88 persons were killed by bandits in Danko-Wasagu Local Government Area of the state on Thursday June 3.

Premium Times reported that the Governor who was in the council area to condole with the people over the killings was booed by residents who burnt tyres on the streets and allegedly attacked his convoy over his alleged poor handling of security challenges in the areas.

The publication reported that a vehicle attached to the governor’s convoy was burnt by the protesters after shots fired by security agents to disperse the crowd hit two persons. The two men were said to be receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital in the state.]]>
Mon, 07 Jun 2021 15:49:37 +0000
FG gives condition to lift suspension on Twitter operations

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, disclosed this during a meeting with foreign envoys in Abuja today June 7. According to Onyeama, the micro-blogging site will be restored in Nigeria only if the platform can be used “responsibly”.

Onyeama said although there is no definite timeline for when it will be restored, the micro-blogging site was suspended so as to stop it from being used as a platform for destabilisation and facilitation of criminality

“The condition would be responsible use of the social media and that really has to be it.

We are not saying that Twitter is threatening the country or any such thing. Why we have taken this measure is to stop them to be used as platforms for destabilisation and facilitation of criminality or encouragement of criminalities” he said

FG gives condition to lift suspension on Twitter operations

At the meeting held in Abuja were the envoys of the US, UK, Canada and the European Union, all of whom had condemned the “indefinite” suspension of Twitter in Nigeria.

Onyeama told newsmen after the meeting that the meeting was called for because the Federal government takes the comments of the envoys “very seriously”, hence the decision to discuss the matter with them in the “usual friendly way.” The Minister added that the Buhari administration has to keep an eye on its “main objective and legacy” which, according to him, is the security of lives and property.

“We want to use social media for good. Differences of opinion is not a problem; everybody will not think alike.

But lives matter; Nigerian lives matter and we have to do everything we can to preserve Nigerian lives. And when we feel our goals are threatened, actions need to be taken.”he said]]>
Mon, 07 Jun 2021 15:31:50 +0000
Imo attacks: Our funding comes from abroad - ESN suspect says

Osinachi who is from Mbieri in Mbaitoli local government area of the state, said this when he was speaking at the Imo police command in Owerri, where he was paraded alongside the lifeless bodies of his gang members including their ring leader, Dragon, killed in an exchange of gunfire with the special forces on Sunday.

Speaking on how he was recruited, Osinachi said

“Dragon recruited me by calling me on phone to join the Eastern Security Network, ESN, I was recruited for the past three days. Even when I wanted to leave he said he will kill me. Our camp is at Akabo in Ikeduru local government area, that is where we normally operate from and plan for our operation and Dragon told us that part of our plan is to be killing and burning police stations.”

On how he was arrested, the suspect said

“Policemen got me when we came out as early as 4am to attack Owerri, we are more than 7 in number, coming to attack and five of us were killed by the police I am the only person that survived. I want to tell you that in our camp is only dragon that wears military uniform and our charms are prepared at Aguleri in Anambra state. My arrest is in God’s time everything that happens is according to God’s wish.”

When asked how they get their sponsorship, he said

“It is our people from abroad that send money to us through Dragon, it is dragon that will go and collect the money and bring it for our feeding and other of our needs.”

On how they get their guns for operation, he said

“Dragon tell us to kill police people and collect their guns for us to use it for operation. We even kidnapped a police woman officer, and kept her in our custody so that she will be given us information.”

Mon, 07 Jun 2021 15:26:05 +0000
IGP announces immediate suspension of tinted vehicle windscreens

The police boss made the announcement during a meeting with senior police officers including commissioners and DIGs from across the states.

While making the announcement, he reiterated that roadblocks remain prohibited in the country and warned that heads of commands must enforce it and key into the road patrol strategy as an alternative to roadblocks.

The IGP said some of the high-profile suspects in police custody include members of IPOB, kidnappers, and bandits have confessed to committing some of the most heinous crimes in recent times.

He stressed the need for the senior police officers to ensure discipline in their various commands.

Some of the successes recorded by the Police Force in the last two months include the arrest of over 600 suspects including persons believed to have carried out an attack on Governor Samuel Ortom earlier in March, this year.]]>
Mon, 07 Jun 2021 15:24:06 +0000
Pastor cries for help after side-chick ''locked his penis;'' says 'it can't get up, I miss sex'

The Pastor told Daily Sun that the lady who had been asking when he will divorce his wife, didn't take the break-up very well when he first called off their romantic relationship in March.

He said the relationship continued but it was no longer as much fun. The cleric said when he confronted her about it, she gave him an attitude and said she doesn’t have a reason to respect an unfaithful man.

The Pastor said;

“Sometimes when I asked to see her, she’d tell me she’s with another man

“I realised this one was trouble so I ended the relationship. That didn’t go well.

“She told me I’ll regret the day I met her and she’d destroy my marriage in any way she could.”

He further revealed that he noticed that he had become impotent after trying to have sex with his wife in April. It continued even after he visited a urologist who gave him some pills and advised him to eat healthy.

The Pastor said;

“Last month, I tried again but the same thing happened. My heart dropped as my 4-5 hanged its head.

“I really regret what I did to my wife. I want my life back

“When I asked her what she did, she told me I messed with the wrong woman and ended the call.

He said when he tried calling her back, she didn’t answer. Asked if he’s visited a sangoma (native doctor), he said he’s a man of God and doesn’t believe in those practices.

“I know the nyatsi has something to do with this, but I don’t think I want to take that route to fix my problem."

Speaking to Daily Sun, the 28-year-old side chick told Daily Sun she assumed the pastor dated her because he loved her and planned to divorce his wife.

Asked if she indeed locked his penis, she reportedly laughed and then said he will learn to stop toying with women’s feelings before ending the call.

She said;

“He’s a man of God and I didn’t think he was just using me for a poke. I thought what we had was real."

However a urologist, Dr Kenneth Mulongo said most of these cases are caused by a combination of physical and emotional problems. He advised the pastor to come see him

Mulongo said;

“Just about any medical condition that affects your nerves or blood vessels could hurt your ability to have an erection."

A native doctor, Joseph Dungamanzi confirmed the man’s penis was locked and also said nothing will work until he goes for a cleansing.]]>
Mon, 07 Jun 2021 15:21:45 +0000
Nigeria Vs Cameroon: Super Eagles highly motivated to play well - Gernot Rohr

The two African superpowers will clash in the first of their double-header friendly on Friday, June 4 at the Stadion Weiner Neustadt, Vienna.

In recent outings, the Super Eagles have dominated against Cameroon winning two of the last three fixtures against the five-time African champions with the other ending in a draw.

In their recent meeting, Rohr’s men beat the Indomitable Lions in the Round of 16 stage at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

“The players are well motivated. They want to do well. The training sessions have been good. They are happy to come together again,”Rohr the Super Eagles media team on Thursday, June 3.

“The last time we played was in March. We have two victories against Benin and Lesotho. Now we are in June . This is the last preparations for us . We have the AFCON draw at the end of June.

“Then in September, October and November, we have the World Cup qualifiers. So this is the preparation before the World Cup which is very important.

“The players want to do well to be in the squad for the World Cup qualifiers.”

The Super Eagles are unbeaten in their last four games.]]>
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 12:52:00 +0000
Bar employee arrested for cutting off her boss’ penis after he 'attempted to rape her''

It was reported that the woman sliced off her boss’s genitals after he allegedly attempted to rape her on Monday night, June 2, at Sant Andreu de la Barca outside Barcelona.

The woman in her 30s, whose identity was not revealed, then called the police and said she was trying to fight off the alleged rapist, Daily Mail reports.

A Mossos d’Esquadra police force spokesperson confirmed the arrest saying that “a woman has been arrested for a crime of wounding following an incident around midnight at a bar in Sant Andreu de la Barca.”

'The arrest happened in the early hours of this morning.'

A source added: 'The woman was the one who contacted police to explain what had happened.

She said she had cut off her boss's penis as he tried to sexually assault her.

'Her claims are being investigated and the bar owner may be arrested once the hospital say he is well enough to be questioned.'

The man was also reportedly arrested for sexual assault following the woman’s allegations, with sources telling the Daily Mail that the boss had raped her multiple times over a span of months.

The outlet reports that it was not clear if doctors could reattach the man’s sliced penis following the incident when he was rushed to Bellvitge Hospital, a public hospital in l’Hospitalet de Llobregrat.

The woman is being held at a nearby police station while detectives have also opened an investigation into her claims of sexual assault.]]>
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 10:46:16 +0000
300L University of Ilorin student brutally raped and murdered at her sister's house

The deceased was a student of the Agricultural Science Department from Oke-Opin community in the Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Okasanmi Ajayi, who confirmed the incident on Thursday, said Omowumi was found naked with her two hands tied to the back and mouth gagged on Tuesday, June 1.

"The deceased stayed with her elder sister. The elder sister came back from work at about 6:00 pm on Tuesday June 1, saying that she had tried severally to reach her on phone but couldn’t as the phone kept ringing. She came back from work to meet the door of her apartment locked and couldn’t gain entry despite repeated knocks on the door. She then called some neighbours who helped to break open the door," he stated.

"They all met the deceased lying dead on the floor when they entered with her two hands tied to the back, and her mouth gagged. She was met naked, bruises were noticed on her private part, her mouth was covered among others

"Also, a note said to have been written on a piece of paper was placed on her chest containing a message, “Unilorin doesn’t forgive.” The people later informed the police at F’ Division Police Station, who discovered the dead body, snapped the picture, and took the corpse to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) for autopsy.” he added.

The PPRO said that the state Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Bagega, has directed immediate investigation and arrest of the attackers.

Reacting to the incident, Hon Ganiyu Abolarin, representing Ekiti State constituency at the Kwara State House of Assembly, demanded an immediate investigation, apprehension and prosecution of the culprits.

"I am deeply concerned about increasing cases of rape and brutality against the girl child in Nigeria. I strongly condemn the gruesome killing of Olajide Omowumi Blessing, a 300 level student of Agriculture Science at the University of Ilorin, who hailed from Oke-Opin in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State," he said.

"This gruesome murder of Olajide Blessing, who was allegedly raped to death in her home at Tanke, Ilorin, is one death too many. The action of the culprits horrific, condemnable and should not be condoned by any society. I, therefore, urged security agencies to speedily investigate, arrest and prosecute the culprits. The perpetrator(s) of this dastardly and barbaric act must be brought to justice, we must all seek justice for late Olajide Blessing.

"We must ensure that all the culprits responsible for this barbaric act are swiftly brought to justice. This nonsensical act of raping must stop in Nigeria. I want to extend my condolences to the family and friends of the victim.While I commiserate with the bereaved family on the loss of their daughter, I prayed God to grant Blessing’s soul peaceful rest. I also want to urge all our young people to be wary of the company they keep and the places they visited." he added.

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 09:36:13 +0000
Police stops IPOB meeting in Bayelsa, arrest 10

The security operatives also arrested 10 persons attending the meeting which is alleged to be part of a plan to allegedly unleash mayhem on some parts of Bayelsa State.

A book titled “The Chain of One Nigeria Broken (The story of our journey to Freedom)” was also recovered from the suspects during the raid on the meeting by security operatives on Tuesday afternoon June 1.

An eyewitness told Daily Trust that a legal practitioner and the headmaster of the school were among the ten persons arrested.

“The suspects were arrested by a team of Operation Puff Adder when plain-clothed policemen and uniformed ones stormed the area.

“Many residents started moving into their homes to avoid being caught on the wrong side of the law. They proceeded to the school and we were shocked when they brought out people in handcuffs. We thought the school was empty.”

In what seems to be a confirmation of the arrest, Bayelsa police spokesperson, Asinim Butswat warned members of the public in the State to stay clear from any form of association with the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (lPOB).

Butswat also disclosed that intelligence available to the Command indicates that some misguided elements are planning to set-up IPOB cells in the State, hinting that Police Operatives are on their trail and monitoring their activities.

He said;

“The Command will deal decisively with any person or group of persons that attempt to disrupt the prevailing and peaceful security situation in the State.

“The Bayelsa State Police Command hereby, appeals to the good people of Bayelsa State to go about their lawful and legitimate businesses, as the security agencies are on ground to ensure that peace and order is maintained in the State”]]>
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 09:19:53 +0000
FG appeals to Nigerian youths to stop renouncing their citizenship

The Minister expressed his concerns when he spoke at the Ministerial Alignment Meeting of the Presidential Task Force on Deliverables for Ministries, Departments, and Agencies of Government.

Represented at the meeting by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Dr. Shuaib Belgore., the Minister said the Federal government would put up a mechanism in place that would keep young Nigerians busy in productive activities.

He appealed to the youths to stop renouncing their citizenship.

Aregbesola said a committee would be set up in the Ministry with stakeholders to oversee the operations and implementation of the deliverables.

He announced that the committee would be chaired by the Director, Planning Research and Statistics (PRS) in the Ministry, Mr. Kabiru Ayuba, with representatives of the four Services under the Ministry and other relevant officers.]]>
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 09:18:16 +0000
Soldier commits suicide after killing a customs officer in Seme

According to reports, the soldier accidentally shot the Customs officer when his own team leader tried to retrieve a gun from him after he noticed Sulaiman was acting strange.

“In the process of retrieving the cocked weapon from him, which he resisted, he accidentally fired a shot and the stray bullet hit one Inspector of Custom, C.N Walter. The customs officer, who was attached to Seme Border Area Command, was rushed to Badagry General Hospital for treatment.

But unfortunately, the customs officer died at about 6:40 a.m. on Thursday in the hospital. Subsequently, Sulaiman also shot himself and died on the spot''an eyewitness said

Sulaiman, who was recently redeployed to the Ibereko Battalion from the Theater of Operation in the North-East, had been behaving abnormally since assumption of duty in Badagry.

“He always cock his AK 47 rifle fully loaded with ammunition, an action that made his Team Leader to report the matter to the Commanding Officer of 243 Recce Battalion, Col. Nicholas Rume, where he was serving.

“The commanding officer immediately ordered for the retrieval of the weapon from him'' an officer said

While confirming the incident, the Customs Public Relations Officer in Seme border, Abdulahi Hussiain, said the situation has been brought under control.]]>
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 09:16:10 +0000
International community are funding secessionists- Governor Ayade

Ayade made the allegation while speaking to state house correspondents after he visited President Buhari at the presidential villa on Thursday, June 3. According to him, some foreign countries target nations with natural resources and support secessionist agitations because they want to boost their gun trade. International community are funding secessionists- Governor Ayade

“The country is snowballing into a civil strife. We need to come together and support Mr. President to overcome the insurgency which is characterised by external militias who are paid for the purpose.

I know very clearly that they have basic interest in our natural resources, especially our tantalite and cobalt-related derivatives, as well as diamond and gold. As you know, what this international community does for Africa, once they see large deposit of natural resources, they will be glad to see such country go to war.

On one side, they’re funding enemies of state; on the other hand, they’re funding secessionists so that they can be in the business of guns.”he said

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 09:14:31 +0000
Queen Elizabeth to meet President Biden at Windsor Castle

Elizabeth's meeting with Biden and first lady Jill Biden will come during the President's visit to the United Kingdom for the upcoming G7 summit, his first trip abroad since taking office.

It will be the Queen's first major meeting with a world leader since the death of her husband, Prince Philip, in April, and comes after a year in which most of her in-person engagements were scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Over the course of her reign, the 95-year-old monarch has met with every US President except Lyndon Johnson.

The pair have been in touch in recent months. The Queen sent a private congratulatory message ahead of his inauguration in January and earlier this year, the Bidens sent condolences to the Queen, the royal family and the United Kingdom after Philip's death.

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 09:11:52 +0000
I was a baby mama for four years before I got married - Singer Omawumi

According to her, she made the decision to stay away from marriage after the birth of their daughter until she is certain they were both ready for marriage.

The songstress disclosed this when she appeared on TVC on Thursday, June 3, while discussing about if it is morally right for a woman to decide to just have kids without being married.

''I did it. I was a babymama for four years before Papa Kamila decided to marry me. I don't know why. I was a babymama for four years and I decided and said I don't want to marry until we are good and ready.''she said

Omawumi added that nobody has the right to question a woman's decision. ]]>
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 09:09:06 +0000
Unknown gunmen kill policewoman, two others in Imo

The gunmen numbering about seven invaded the area on Thursday, June 3, at about 05:30pm, moving around shooting sporadically.

It was gathered that they started their operation from Orji axis, headed to Spibat area and visited other areas from where three persons were killed, including the female police officer and two men.

According to an eye witness, the gunmen who wore black emerged from Amakohia axis on two vehicles, a bus and Hilux, walking the road with utmost confidence.

SunNews said that the slain policewoman was abducted the day the gunmen attacked Orji police station.

They were said to have returned with the officer during their operation on Thursday after their demand to exchange the officer with their members held did not work out.

Irked by non compliance to release their member, they were said to have shot the female officer on the road.

"They came with the female police officer. I learnt that they kidnapped her the day they attacked Orji Divisional Police Headquarters. They dropped a message that they will only free her if their member in police custody was ready. Having waited without their demand being met, the hoodlums, came with the officer, brought her out and shot her dead.” the source claimed.

Reacting to the incident, spoesperson of the State Police Command, Bala Elkana, said:

“Normalcy has returned to Orji area by combined teams of the Police and other supporting security agencies. Three persons were killed by the hoodlums who blocked Orji flyover and started shooting sporadically. The cause of the shooting is still not clear at the moment. The investigation has, however, commenced."]]>
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 09:07:52 +0000
29 years old lady killed in her room in Delta with her vital organs removed

According to reports, the young lady had come home on Saturday night, May 29 with a ''strange man.'' Her neighbors who spotted them said the man later left the house later that night and after that time, no one heard or saw her. She was declared missing and efforts to find her proved abortive. However, on Tuesday, her dismembered body was discovered in her room after security operatives forced her door open and found her private part and breasts had been cut off.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Bright Edafe, said the body of the young lady has been deposited in the morgue and that an autopsy will be conducted on her remains.

Wed, 02 Jun 2021 13:40:48 +0000
Amotekun arrest suspected body parts dealer in Ibadan

The 40-year-old when interrogated said he is part of a syndicate that exhumes the corpse of deceased persons and sells their vital organs to prospective buyers.

Abdul-Rasheed who was paraded with some of the human parts said;

''We only exhume bodies that are known to us because we must know the dead person when he or she was alive.

We must also know his or her name as well as the mother’s name.

Knowing the mother’s name of the dead person that we want to sell the body parts attracts extra cost from those that buy the human parts from us.”

Commandant of Amotekun Corps in the state, Col Olayinka Olayanju (retd), while parading the suspect, said items recovered from the suspect included guns, charms, decaying body parts, motorcycles, and a car.

Olayanju said unnamed individuals have been “mounting pressure on him to release the suspect.”

Wed, 02 Jun 2021 13:38:12 +0000
'Alien' figure with long limbs seen walking along bridge in the middle of the night

The unusual creature was naked as it was filmed on Friday, May 28, walking on the newly-constructed bridge near Chadwa Dam in the Hazaribagh area, Jharkland, eastern India.

In the video, the creature with long arms and legs, pale white skin, and a skinny torso is seen walking in the middle of the road as motorcyclists swerve out of the way to avoid the figure.

The figure then stops and stares at them, before continuing its slow walk.

People have been arguing on Twitter, with some saying it's a ghost, others said it's an alien, and some opined that it was just a naked human.]]>
Wed, 02 Jun 2021 13:33:38 +0000
Drama as ''corpse refuses to be buried but leads people to house of suspected ritualist

In a video shared by Sierraloaded, a group of men were seen carrying a coffin while purportedly being led to the entrance of a house by a strange force.

Witnesses said the deceased is a victim of ritual murder in Kent Village, and the house it was entering was alleged to be that of the ritualist that murdered her.]]>
Wed, 02 Jun 2021 12:07:55 +0000
Florida bans transgender women and girls from school sports

"We believe that is very important that the integrity of these competitions are preserved," said the Republican governor as he signed the measure into law at a Christian school in the northeastern city of Jacksonville.

"In Florida, girls are going to play girls' sports, and boys are going to play boys' sports," he said. "We're gonna go based on biology, not based on ideology when we're doing sports."

The law, which goes into effect on July 1, requires girls and young women to state their biological sex through their birth certificate in order to compete in a team.

DeSantis signed the measure on the first day of LGBTQ Pride Month.

"Appalling," tweeted Florida state representative Carlos Smith, a Democrat who identifies as Latino and gay.

"First day of LGBTQ Pride Month and @GovRonDeSantis signs SB 1028 which bans trans kids from school sports... This fuels transphobia and puts vulnerable kids at risk for no good reason," he wrote.

The Human Rights Campaign, a group defending the rights of the LGBTQ community, announced said it would challenge the measure in court.

"Gov. DeSantis and Florida lawmakers are legislating based on a false, discriminatory premise that puts the safety and well-being of transgender children on the line," wrote Campaign president Alphonso David.

"Transgender kids are kids; transgender girls are girls. Like all children, they deserve the opportunity to play sports with their friends and be a part of a team," David said.

Florida now becomes the most populous US state to ban transgender women from female sports.

“In Florida, girls are going to play girls sports and boys are going to play boys sports,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said as he signed the bill into law at a Christian academy in Jacksonville. “We're going to make sure that that's the reality."]]>
Wed, 02 Jun 2021 12:05:14 +0000
Masquerade failed by his “spiritual powers” as bullets penetrate his body

Eyewitnesses said the masquerade was failed by his spiritual power as bullets penetrated his body during the festival.

Facebook user, Shitta Olajide Fasasi who shared a video from the scene wrote;

The magic power failed the masquerade !!!

And, Masquerade's spiritual powers failed and the bullets penetrated his body during Masquerades festival in Igbope, Igboho, Oyo state two days ago.

Meanwhile, the Masquerade has been performing it in the past before this failure.

Only God, the almighty is the most powerful..]]>
Wed, 02 Jun 2021 12:03:33 +0000
Rihanna flaunts her hot body as she poses in strapless bra and panties in new photos Wed, 02 Jun 2021 12:01:44 +0000 Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero joins Barcelona on a two-year contract

The Argentina International left Manchester City following the expiry of his contract at the end of the season and has joined Ronald Koeman’s side on a deal until the end of the 2022-23 season.

The 32-year-old striker will be presented at the Nou Camp with club president Joan Laporta on Monday evening, May 31, and will officially join on July 1. He will have a release clause of €100 million.

Barca have said in a statement on their official website: "FC Barcelona and Sergio ‘Kun’ Aguero have reached an agreement for the player to join the Club from 1 July when his contract with Manchester City expires.

"The player will sign a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season and his buy out clause is set at 100 million euros."

Aguero made his final appearance for City as a substitute during their 1-0 Champions League final loss against Chelsea on Saturday in Porto.

He will now travel to Argentina to join his national side for their World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Colombia.]]>
Tue, 01 Jun 2021 07:24:41 +0000
We are watching Nigeria slip into anarchy - Actress Rita Dominic
In a tweet posted today May 31, Rita said everyone is watching Nigeria slip into anarchy.

Her tweet reads

''I am afraid that we are watching Nigeria slip into anarchy. It is surreal. Our elected officials need to work harder to douse the tension in the country. We need peace to reign. Harassing and killing innocent citizens can never solve anything.'']]>
Tue, 01 Jun 2021 07:22:02 +0000
The Nigeria Govt has failed woefully in protecting the lives of the people - Mr. Macaroni

In a tweet, the comedian blasted Nigerian leaders, stating that they have failed woefully in protecting the lives of citizens.

He wrote: ''The Nigerian Government has failed woefully in protecting the lives of the people. As irresponsible as they are, they use the Same Police responsible for the safety of Nigerians to oppress Nigerians. We don’t have Leaders. We have Tyrants in government!!!''

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 07:19:40 +0000
Cristiano Ronaldo awarded Serie A’s MVP Striker award

The 36-year-old striker won the Serie A Best Striker award after a season in which he finished top scorer with 29 goals in 33 appearances for Juventus.

The Portugal international beat out the likes of Romelu Lukaku, who was second in the scoring standings with 24, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who found the net 15 times in the Italian top flight to scoop the award.

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 07:17:38 +0000
Woman dumps husband of 20 years to marry the 'Holy Spirit,' goes to Uganda for honeymoon

The mother of six from Makutano town in West Pokot County exchanged wedding vows with Holy Spirit on Tuesday, May 25, in a ‘lavish’ ceremony that attracted a multitude of people at the Chelang’a Gardens.

Her husband, Joshua Nalem was said to be have been left in a quagmire not knowing what step to take next, after his wife left their matrimonial home to dedicate her life to the church.

Joshua said;

“She went to church one day and when she returned she started waking up at 3am to go and pray. I asked her why she was braving the chilly weather just to pray, but instead, she decided to move out to a neighbouring homestead."

It was gathered that Joshua tried to plead with her not to go but she refused. She told him she will come back once her “spirt husband” has granted her permission.

Her neighbour, Pastor Albert Rumaita granted her wish by officiating the peculiar wedding. He is also said to be the one who bought her the wedding gown and even ensured there was a convoy of cars to escort her on her big day.

Rumaita said;

“I made the decision to preside over, plan and fund the wedding because the world might just be coming to an end and because I’m her neighbour."

After the wedding, an elated Elizabeth said she was done with serving the world and has now changed her life to serving God. She also disclosed that she has closed down her business.

The woman said;

“Today, I am one of those who have received the word of God. I have faced difficulties, and it made me look for God.

“God has shown me signs to travel to the United States when am done with Uganda. He told me to travel the world but I told him I won’t be able and requested him to recruit other members to help me in spreading the gospel."

A distraught Joshua however disclosed that he paid twenty-two (22) cattle and 15 goats for Elizabeth’s hand in marriage. Their firstborn, he says, just completed Form Four the other day.

When asked by journalists whether he will continue living with his ‘estranged’ wife, Joshua said that he was kept in the dark during the whole process. Although he says that he still loves Elizabeth, Joshua insists that he does not know the next course of action.

After shocking the country by abandoning her family in West Pokot to marry the Holy Spirit, Elizabeth Nalem now says she is headed for her honeymoon in Uganda.

Mon, 31 May 2021 11:24:10 +0000
Residents obey IPOB sit-at-home order in South East states (photos)

Many state governments and security agents last week asked residents of the state to ignore the order and go about their lawful businesses. The residents however ignored the assurance of both the government and the security agents and decided to stay in their homes.

Markets, banks, motor parks, and other commercial places, including schools and government offices, are under lock and key.

Mon, 31 May 2021 11:16:24 +0000
Unidentified man ordered out of his SUV and shot dead on the road in Enugu

A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said the victim, whose true identify is yet to be known, was rushed to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead by doctors on duty and deposited in the mortuary for autopsy.

A video circulating online shows the armed men pulling the man from his SUV nd then shooting him dead, leaving him on the road and carting away with his ride.

Ndukwe said the state Commissioner of police has vowed that no stone would be left unturned in fishing out perpetrators of the heinous crime. The police boss has also called on residents of the State to remain law-abiding, vigilant and assist the Police with useful information that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of the assailants.

Mon, 31 May 2021 09:14:23 +0000
Asisat Oshoala wins the treble with Barcelona (Photos)

This season, the Blaugranes have won the Uefa Women’s Champions league, the Primera Division (for a record sixth time) and now the Copa de la Reina.

On Sunday, May 30, Lluis Cortes’ women playing at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque rampaged their opponents defence scoring as early as the fifth minute through Patricia Guijarro gave Barcelona a fifth-minute lead after heading.

Cortes’ doubled their lead in the 20th minute as Alexia Putellas flicked the ball past onrushing Lopez.

In the second half, Levante scored one goal a minute to the hour mark as Alba Redondo rolled the ball inside the net after a mix-up between goalkeeper Catalina Lluch and one of her defenders.

In the 67th minute Argentine midfielder Estefania Banini drilled home a cool strike to make the scoreline 3-2. But six minutes later, Putellas completed her brace to put the game beyond Levante’s reach.

Reigning African Women’s Player of the Year Oshoala was an unused substitute in the encounter.

Mon, 31 May 2021 09:06:48 +0000
ECOWAS suspends Mali over second coup in nine months

The group which stopped short of imposing new sanctions like those it imposed after the coup last August which saw members temporarily close their borders with landlocked Mali and halt financial transactions, took the decision at an emergency summit in Ghana’s capital, Accra on Sunday May 30.

In a communique after the summit, ECOWAS said Mali's membership in the bloc was suspended with immediate effect. Ghana's Foreign Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey said after the meeting;

"The suspension from ECOWAS takes immediate effect until the deadline of the end of February 2022 when they are supposed to hand over to a democratically elected government."

The final declaration called for the immediate appointment of a new civilian prime minister and the formation of an "inclusive" government.

Mali's new president Colonel Assimi Goita had arrived in the Ghanaian capital Accra on Saturday for preliminary talks. Goita led the young army officers who overthrew Mali's elected president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita last August over perceived corruption and his failure to quell a bloody jihadist insurgency.

Mon, 31 May 2021 09:03:26 +0000
Kidnapped wife of Oyo APC leader regains freedom after ransom payment

The medical doctor was kidnapped at the entrance gate of her residence in Aromolaran area of Ibadan at about 10pm on Sunday, May 23.

Confirming the development to Nigerian Tribune on Monday, May 31, Areokuta said his wife was released on Sunday night.

“I thank God. My wife was released late last night." he said.

It was gathered that she was released a few hours ago after an undisclosed amount was paid as ransom to the abductors.]]>
Mon, 31 May 2021 09:01:48 +0000
Travelers running during a bandit attack on Tegina-Zugero highway in Niger state Mon, 31 May 2021 08:59:11 +0000 Police 'arrests' suspected burglar who pretends to be a ghost

According to a Zimbawean Facebook user, General Chiwenga Wisdom, who posted the photos on Thursday, May 26, the suspect specialises in breaking into houses during the night wearing a skeleton costume and pretending to a ghost.

According to him, whenever the house owners see the 'ghost' they flee leaving him behind to cart away their valuables.

Thu, 27 May 2021 14:51:16 +0000
Breaking: President Buhari appoints new Chief of Army Staff, Maj. Gen. Farouk Yahaya

He takes over from Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in an air crash last Friday, May 21.

Prior to his appointment, Major General Yahaya was the General Officer Commanding 1 Division of the Nigerian Army and the incumbent Theatre Commander of the Counter terrorism Counter Insurgency military outfit in the North East code named Operation HADIN KAI.]]>
Thu, 27 May 2021 14:46:19 +0000
100 missing as boat capsizes in Niger state

The boat had left Malale in Borgu Local Government Area of Niger heading to Kebbi State when the incident occurred. The number of deaths remains uncertain as rescue operations are ongoing in the area. About 180 persons were said to have been aboard the boat which capsized 30 minutes after taking off from Loko Mina in Niger State.

Boat mishaps in Niger state have been a reoccurring incident. Between 2019 and 2020, at least 50 people lost their lives on the Malale River following incidents of boat mishaps.

In April 2021, some people died after a boat carrying over 70 passengers, mostly farmers and traders also capsized on a river at Zumba in Munya Local Government Area of the state.

Thu, 27 May 2021 07:51:22 +0000
Villarreal crowned Europa League Champions after beating Manchester United 11-10

On Wednesday night, May 26, Villarreal played out a 1-1 full time draw with Manchester United and then went to extra-time to beat United 11-10 in a tense penalty shootout that David De Gea was found wanting through out .

United started with a strong line up using the likes of Pogba, Cavani, Rashford, Fernandes and Greenwood while Villarreal started with key defender Pao Torres even though Samuel Chukwueze was missing through injury.

Villarreal had the first laugh as G.Moreno scored in the 29 minute after receiving a cross that Lindelof failed to clear out.

United continued to pressure Villarreal with incessant counterattacks but had to wait till the second half to have a breakthrough.

Cavani took advantage of some slack defending to power in United's goal in the 55 minute, and United continued with the pressure after VAR confirmed the goal.

United tried to score but were denied over and over again with Rashford missing a one on one with the keeper.

The match entered extra-time and both teams failed to score.

The game then moved to penalties. An incredible penalty shootout involving all 22 players from both clubs on the pitch ended with Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea missing the crucial spot-kick, sending Ole Gunnar Solksjaer's plans to win his first title at the club crashing.

Villarreal are now the 2021 Europa League winners and will face the winner of the UEFA champions league between Chelsea and Manchester City in the European Super Cup.

Thu, 27 May 2021 07:50:08 +0000
100 Ekiti students hospitalized after inhaling chemical used for fumigation

The Ekiti ministry of health which confirmed this, said 100 students were hospitalized on Wednesday May 26 but some of them were later discharged after receiving treatment.

The ministry added that two of the students were transferred to Afe Babalola Multi-System Hospital in Ado Ekiti and the Federal Medical Centre in Ido “for further treatment and observation”.

The statement read;

Today, we received information that a number of students from the Ekiti State College of Health Technology Ijero were hospitalised at State Specialist Hospital Ijero, as a result of an ill-timed fumigation exercise.

About 100 students were affected, but when the Honourable Commissioner for Health @okeanaye & other representatives of the State Government got to the facility, only 36 students were still admitted as others had been treated and discharged.

Two of the 36 students still admitted had to be transferred to @Abuad_Uni Multi-System Hospital and Federal Medical Centre Ido for further treatment and observation.

More resources have been deployed to the State Specialist Hospital to support treatment. These supplies include oxygen cylinders and IV fluids. Also, more doctors have been deployed from Aromoko in addition to the existing team to facilitate faster and better treatment.

We regret this situation and we are closely monitoring the hospitalised students to ensure they fully recover. We are also in close communication with the school and other concerned bodies to ensure that we investigate the incident to prevent another occurrence.

We understand that the students of the college are upset about the incident and we duly empathise with them. However, we appeal to them to remain calm and not destroy health equipment and facilities as this could have a negative counter effect on the situation.]]>
Thu, 27 May 2021 07:45:03 +0000
Zidane resigns as manager of Real Madrid after missing out on LaLiga title

Los Blancos were knocked out of the Champions League in the semi-final and also missed out on the LaLiga title.

According to Sportsmail, Zidane would have walked away from the club regardless of whether they secured the title after Zidane sensed for some time that he did not have the backing of the club's president, Florentino Perez.

Spanish publication AS, report Zidane has already informed both the club's directors and the first team squad that he has left the club.

The Frenchman had been in charge of in two spells since 2016, and has won three Champions Leagues in the Spanish capital.

He also guided Madrid to the LaLiga title last season but they were unable to repeat the feat this time around in a trophy-less campaign after struggling with injuries and an ageing squad.

They lost in the Champions League semi-final against Chelsea and were also dumped out of the Copa del Rey at the round of 32 stage.

Zidane is expected to be an immediate target for Juventus or the France national team following his departure from the Bernabeu.

Thu, 27 May 2021 07:43:47 +0000
Four notorious landgrabbers arrested in Ogun (photo)

A statement released by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state police command, says the suspects, Najimu Ojumola 42yrs, Monday Olaleye 25yrs, Kehinde Martins 34yrs and Felix John 27yrs were arrested, following a distress call received by the policemen at Onipanu divisional headquarters, that Babaode-onibuku village was under siege by group of land grabbers, who invaded the village with dangerous weapons, and held resdents of the community hostage.

Oyeyemi said;

''Upon the distress call, the Dpo Onipanu division, CSP Bamidele Job, quickly mobilized his men and moved to the scene for rescue operation.

On getting to the scene, the hoodlums launched an attack on the policemen and injured one ASP Tajudeen Adeleke and Inspector Babatunde Olayiwola, but they were later subdued, and two amongst them Najimu Ojumola and Monday Olaleye were apprehended.

While the policemen were taking the arrested hoodlums to the station, their colleagues ambushed the policemen at Idiroko road, and attacked them with the view to free the arrested ones. They were subsequently dispatched and the duo of Felix John and Kehinde Martins were equally arrested.

According to Oyeyemi, items recovered from the suspects include eight expended cartridges, one live cartridge, one cutlass, three Bajaj Motorcycle and one Toyota Corolla with registration number FST 42 FT.

He added that the commissioner of police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation. The CP also warned land grabbers to stay clear of Ogun state, as the command will not tolerate any form of thuggery and hooliganism in any part of the state. ]]>
Thu, 27 May 2021 07:41:16 +0000
Lagos Mad Woman Caught With Three AK-47 Rifles Burnt To Death (Graphic)
According to sketchy reports by an eyewitness that made a video of the incident, the mad woman allegedly keeps the rifles for suspected armed robbers.]]>
Tue, 25 May 2021 15:19:24 +0000
Lady Killed In Edo! Her Chest Removed & Her Private Part Burnt (Disturbing Pics)
From various sources, it was learnt that her breasts were removed and her vagina was burnt with fire.

This appears to be a ritual killing]]>
Tue, 25 May 2021 15:16:26 +0000
Suspected suicide bomber blows himself up in Ebonyi

A resident of the area said the incident happened close to the Eke Market in Afikpo which happens to be the biggest market in the area. According to the resident, the suspected bomber was earlier seen wandering the area, adding that the suspect “first came into a beer parlour and when the people inquired who he was, he left.”

He was said to have moved to the school side and when the gateman asked him to go back, he made effort to remove his clothes when the explosive went off. The resident said some people reconvened at the scene of the incident few minutes after only to discover the suspected suicide bomber laying dead in the pull of his own blood.

The state police command nor the state government is yet to react to this development.

Tue, 25 May 2021 14:34:24 +0000
Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric signs one-year contract extension at the club

The former Tottenham midfielder, who joined in 2012, has enjoyed a successful nine seasons in the Spanish capital, winning 12 major honours for Los Blancos including four Champions Leagues.

The Croatia International, 35, has played 48 times for Zinedine Zidane's side this season and featured in all four of Real's Champions League quarter-final and semi-final ties against Liverpool and Chelsea.

The club confirmed the news in an official statement on Tuesday May 25, which read: "Real Madrid CF and Luka Modri? have agreed to extend the player's contract, which remains with the club until June 30, 2022."

He said: "I'm 35 but I feel like I'm only 27. I feel great."

"You shouldn't look at the age, it's all about how we perform on the pitch, regardless of age. I'm still hungry for more, to continue playing at the highest level and I feel great."

Feliz y orgulloso de seguir vistiendo la camiseta del mejor equipo del mundo. ????? #HalaMadrid

— Luka Modri? (@lukamodric10) May 25, 2021

It will be his 10th season at the Bernabeu.

Tue, 25 May 2021 13:32:37 +0000
Actor, Mr Ibu and wife celebrate 11th wedding anniversary

The couple got married in 2010. An excited Mrs. Ibu via her IG page wrote;

''Congratulations, it's 11 years today goodness and mercy shall follow us Amen''

This is John Okafor's second marriage.]]>
Tue, 25 May 2021 13:31:14 +0000
Woman with 7 husbands narrates how she manages and satisfies all their needs

In a documentary published by Youtube content platform, Afrimax, the African woman with seven husbands also disclosed how she satisfies them sexually.

According to the woman, she is a powerful spiritualist and none of her husbands would dare cheat or think of leaving her. She proudly revealed that she has built a house for all her husbands, hence why she’s able to discharge her sexual duties with them separately in their rooms.

The polyandrous traditional healer who is reportedly living in peace with her husbands, does not cut her hair as was the case with her predecessors saying, like the Biblical Samson, her powers emanated from the hair.

The video is trending at a time when there is an online debate on if women should be allowed to marry more than one husband. ]]>
Tue, 25 May 2021 12:26:26 +0000
mechanic uses customer's car as collateral and the creditor has refused to release the car

@Emmyzuel took to Twitter to reveal that he gave his mechanic his Lexus ES350 to fix the A/C and the mechanic took the car to his creditor as a collateral for the debt he owes.

The car owner added that the creditor has now refused to release his car back to him unless he gets his money - 1.5 million Naira - from the mechanic.

The man said he is now in a police station to resolve the case.]]>
Tue, 25 May 2021 11:57:00 +0000
Bill seeking to scrap NYSC reaches second reading

The bill titled Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Alteration Bill, 2020, is sponsored by a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker from Rivers state, Awaji-Inombek Abiante.

In the explanatory memorandum of the proposal, Abiante listed the various reasons why the NYSC should be scrapped. He maintained that the NYSC has failed to address the essence of its establishment, while several reform efforts have also not yielded desired results.

He said;

“For children of the rich, how many of them would want to go to Sokoto or Yobe? It is still the children of the poor that are sent to those places (where) they are butchered.

“Incessant killing of innocent corps members in some parts of the country due to banditry, religious extremism and ethnic violence; incessant kidnapping of innocent corps members across the country at their places of primary assignment and in transit.

“Public and private agencies and departments are no longer recruiting able and qualified Nigerian youths, thus relying heavily on the availability of corps members who are not being well remunerated and get discarded with impunity at the end of their service year without any hope of being gainfully employed."]]>
Tue, 25 May 2021 11:53:55 +0000
Passenger collapses and dies on flight from Johannesburg to Bulawayo in Zimbabwe

ZimLive reported that the deceased who was one of the passengers on the Airlink Embraer 170-100LR plane which was travelling from Johannesburg to Bulawayo in Zimbabwe, collapsed and died mid way into flight.

Body of the deceased was removed by health personnel after the plane landed at Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport. Confirming the mid-flight death, the airport manager Passmore Dewa told the publication;

“I confirm that we had an unfortunate incident where a male passenger died mid-air, which was confirmed once the plane landed. We will get reports from the airline, law enforcement and also health authorities into the incident which will answer questions over how the passenger died.”

Airlink also confirmed the sad incident and extended its heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the customer's loved ones.

The airline tweeted;

Airlink sadly confirms that a customer passed away while onboard flight 4Z110 from Johannesburg to Bulawayo today. We extend our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the customer's loved ones.]]>
Tue, 25 May 2021 11:24:11 +0000
NFF releases Super Eagles squad list for friendly match against Cameroon

The clash is to take place on June 4 in Wiener Neustadt, south of the Austrian capital.


Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (APOEL Nicosia, Cyprus); John Noble (Enyimba FC); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands).

Defenders: Chidozie Awaziem (FC Boavista, Portugal); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Fulham FC, England); Jamilu Collins (SC Paderborn 07, Germany); Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Twente, The Netherlands); Valentine Ozornwafor (Galatasaray FC, Turkey)

Midfielders: Oghenekaro Etebo (Galatasaray FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Abdullahi Shehu (Omonia Nicosia, Cyprus); Frank Onyeka (FC Midtjylland, Denmark); Abraham Marcus (CD Feirense, Portugal).

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Kano Pillars FC); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Peter Olayinka (Slavia Praha, Czech Republic); Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Anayo Iwuala (Enyimba FC); Terem Moffi (FC Lorient, France); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Simy Nwankwo (Crotone FC, Italy)

Villarreal winger, Samuel Chukwueze will miss the clash because of an injury he suffered in the Europa League semi-final second leg fixture against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

The fixture is to help the squad get prepared for their 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying campaign which will begin in September.

Nigeria are in Group C of the qualifiers alongside Cape Verde, Liberia, and Central African Republic. For the Cameroonians, they are placed in Group D with Cote d’Ivoire, Mozambique, and Malawi.

Tue, 25 May 2021 11:22:47 +0000
Military detain Mali's President and Prime minister

Government sources told Reuters that President Bah Ndaw, Prime Minister Moctar Ouane and Defence Minister Souleymane Doucoure were all taken to a military base in Kati outside the capital Bamako, hours after two members of the military and first coup leaders lost their positions in a government reshuffle.

The two coup leaders, Ex-Defence Minister Sadio Camara and Ex-Security Minister Colonel Modibo Kone were replaced on Monday May 24.

Their detentions followed the military ouster in August of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. The development could exacerbate instability in the West African country where violent Islamist groups linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State control large areas of the desert north.

In a joint statement, the UN, ECOWAS, AU and other international bodies called for the “immediate and unconditional release” of Mali’s civilian leadership and said “the international community rejects in advance any act of coercion, including forced resignations”.

An ECOWAS delegation is expected to visit Bamako on Tuesday May 25 to help resolve the "attempted coup". ]]>
Tue, 25 May 2021 11:21:06 +0000
Prostitutes now accepting beans and maize as payment for their services

Some of the sex workers who spoke to New Zimbabwe, appealed to the government and other organisations for low-interest loans to start income-generating projects to fend for their starving families.

One of the sex workers who only identified herself as Alice, said;

“Gone are the days when we used to charge US$5 for the whole night. These days even one dollar is accepted, so that you are able to buy vegetables and tomatoes and cook something for your starving children."

Alice disclosed that she has three children, one of which is in Form 4. The child needs ZIMSEC (Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council) registration fees while the other kids are in Grade 7 and Grade One.

She added;

“I now even accept a bucket of maize or cups of dried beans as payment for sex services. At least I am assured that my kids will have porridge."

Another sex worker only identified as Mavis said she could have opted to be a house helper. She however said locals don't pay.

The sex workers who spoke to the publication, were attending a Key Affected Populations (KAP) workshop meant to find ways of reducing HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The seminar was convened by the National Aids Council (NAC) at Dema Growth Point.]]>
Tue, 25 May 2021 11:17:48 +0000
See list of prize money all premier league clubs got this season

Manchester City clinched this season's Premier League title, with weeks to spare.

But despite their success this season, it has been revealed their prize money actually went down this year compared to what Liverpool got last year for winning the premier league.

According to The Times, City netted £163million for their efforts this campaign- made up of their £123m 'equal share' payment given to every club in this season's Premier League -and then a further £40m for winning the title.

Runners-up Manchester United pocketed £38m, meaning their overall total was £161m.

However, last season's champions Liverpool received £177m for winning the 2019-20 title - £14m more than City earned this year.

And even City themselves were awarded more last year despite only coming second, pocketing £175m in 2019-20.

Last season there was a £79m gap between the £177m handed to champions Liverpool and bottom-placed Norwich's £98m.

This year, that gap reduced to £38m, with bottom side Sheffield United earning £125m compared to City's £163m.]]>
Tue, 25 May 2021 11:13:46 +0000
Photos from the baby shower of Davido's DJ, Ecool and his partner, Joyce

The producer, whose birth name is Ebianga Ikpeme, shared photos from the baby shower on his Instagram.

Tue, 25 May 2021 10:19:35 +0000
Actor, Van Vicker shows off his beautiful daughter as he celebrates her on her 15th birthday

He shared a photo of his beautiful child and called her the "perfect" daughter.

He wrote: "I am blessed. Another year, a new age. You are the apotheosis of a 'perfect' daughter. Ji-an my Chichi. 15years today hooray! You are blessed. Be all that you want to be. Happy birthday my princess. I love you. Daddy."]]>
Tue, 25 May 2021 09:11:53 +0000
Corpse of missing Delta community leader allegedly found floating in river

The deceased, Onotata Midehire Oghenevwede (alias Ogbogbo) the Defence Secretary of Igbudu community, was declared missing two weeks ago.

His family and leaders of the community reported the incident to the police after efforts to find him proved abortive.

According to Nigerian Tribune, his body was discovered floating in Warri River on Friday, May 21, 2021. Bruises were found on his face and body while his hands and legs were tied with a rope.

Ogbogbo was said to be sporting Igbudu Community Anti-Cult vest as of the time he was declared missing two weeks ago and murdered.

Three days before his corpse was found, residents of the community received reports of a corpse floating in the Warri River by Igbudu Waterside which prompted a search party to go identity the body.

"There was a reported case of a corpse floating in the Pessu Waterside. So the community sent people to go and identify the corpse. And it was Ogbogbo who was identified with the Igbudu Community anticult vest he was wearing before his death,” a source told Nigerian Tribune. ]]>
Mon, 24 May 2021 10:55:26 +0000
15-year-old girl on the run after allegedly killing her 18-year-old brother over N765 (Ksh200)

DCI detectives based at Githunguri took up the case after the juvenile's uncle, John Wangendo filed a report at Kibichoi Police Station. Wangendo alleged that the juvenile killed her brother after they disagreed on how to spend ksh200 their mother had given them to buy food.

The agency's statement read;

“The uncle recounted to our officers how a bitter confrontation ensued between the two after the 15-year-old girl demanded to be given the money to make her hair, instead of buying food. But when her elder brother would hear non of it, she picked a kitchen knife and stabbed him leaving him unconscious in a pool of blood. She then fled the scene leaving the murder weapon behind."

Anthony was rushed to Kigumo level four hospital by his uncle, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Meanwhile, his body has been preserved at the same facility for postmortem.

Crime detectives have since visited the scene and collected crucial evidence, relevant to bringing the suspect to justice. ]]>
Mon, 24 May 2021 10:53:36 +0000
Photos from the wedding of Emir of Kontagora's son shortly before he was killed by bandits
LIB reported that the Webster University, St Louis, Missouri graduate and Sardauna of Kontagora, was killed on Thursday afternoon, May 20, when bandits invaded a farm belonging to his father at Masuge Village, along Kontagora-Rijau road.

One Samaila Ibrahim had on May 8, 2021, shared photos from the wedding of the prince and his wife, wishing the couple a happy married life.]]>
Mon, 24 May 2021 10:51:44 +0000
Business woman welcomes baby after 9 years of waiting, 9 IVFs, and 3 miscarriages

The new mum said she had to undergo 9 IVFs and suffered 3 miscarriages while trying to become a mum. She also had a fibroid surgery.

While pregnant with her son, she had to undergo a cervical stitch, which is a treatment for cervical weakness, when the cervix starts to shorten and open too early during a pregnancy causing either a late miscarriage or preterm birth.

She was also placed on 5 months of bed rest until the stitch was removed a week to the birth of her son.

On May 13, she welcomed her first child and he has been named Asher Modadeola Oluwaseun Soile.

Mon, 24 May 2021 10:49:09 +0000
Angry residents block Kaduna-Abuja highway as they protest incessant kidnappings
The irate youths as early as 6am today, May 24, barricaded the busy road with a bonfire, stones, and wood, insisting that nobody will pass until the government addresses the issue of insecurity in the area. They alleged that kidnappers and bandits have been operating in the community unhindered on a daily basis and abducted many residents.

According to them, bandits have been picking people up from house to house without any intervention by the security agents in the area despite the presence of a military barracks, Zuma Barracks, in the area.

Mon, 24 May 2021 10:47:41 +0000
Boko Haram plotting to attack Abuja and Jos – IGP

DailyTimes reports that the police boss issued a red warning to the police commissioners in both cities, claiming that intelligence reports revealed that the terrorists are planning ahead.

According to a memo sent to both commissioners of police and dated May 19, the IGP said both Muhammad Sani, a Boko Haram commander based in Sambisa Forest, and his deputy, Suleiman, who is based in Lawan Musa Zango, Gashua, Yobe State, will organize the planned attacks.

The IGP ordered the CPs to review their security architecture and beef up security around government facilities in Abuja and Jos.

The memo reads

“Intelligence report at the disposal of the Inspector-General of Police has uncovered plans by Boko Haram terrorists to attack major cities in the country, particularly in Jos, Plateau and the FCT, Abuja.

The proposed attacks would be coordinated by the duo of Muhammad Sani, a Boko Haram commander, domiciled in Sambisa Forest and his deputy, Suleiman, hibernating around Lawan Musa Zango, Gashua, Yobe State.

In light of the above, it is the directive of the Inspector-General of Police that you review your security architecture across all critical government infrastructures and police facilities in your jurisdiction with a view to checkmating the dastardly plans of this marauding terrorists.

Accept the assurances of my warmest regards, please.”

The acting IGP’s warning comes only weeks after Niger State Governor Sani Bello said the country’s capital is unsafe because Boko Haram fighters have raised their flag in a town in Niger state which is two hours away from Abuja.

Fri, 21 May 2021 13:29:49 +0000
Man arrested for allegedly torturing his stepson with hot knife over N20 theft in Edo

It was gathered that the incident happened at Erediuwa Quarter off Sapele Road in Benin City, Edo state on Saturday, May 16.

According to a neighbour, who spoke to activist and coordinator of human rights group, Talakwa Parliament, the suspect allegedly assaulted the boy and burned his body with a hot knife claiming he stole N20 to buy groundnut and sugar which he used to drink Garri. ]]>
Fri, 21 May 2021 12:47:17 +0000
Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire comes into effect after 11 days of deadly fighting

The ceasefire was brokered by a coalition of US, Egypt, Jordan, UAE and the UN meeting with the Israeli and Palestinian government. The ceasefire began on Friday May 21, bringing an end to 11 days of fighting in which more than 240 people were killed, most of them Palestinians in Gaza.

Both Israel and Hamas have claimed victory in the conflict.

US President Joe Biden reacting to the truce said the ceasefire brought "genuine opportunity" for progress.

Soon after the ceasefire started at 02:00 on Friday (23:00 GMT on Thursday), large numbers of Palestinians took to the streets in cars and on foot to celebrate.

In Gaza, drivers honked their horns, while loudspeakers from mosques pronounced "the victory of the resistance".

The fighting began on 10 May after weeks of rising Israeli-Palestinian tension in occupied East Jerusalem that culminated in clashes at a holy site revered by both Muslims and Jews.

Hamas then began firing thousands of rockets into Israel after warning Israel to withdraw from the site most of which were intercepted or fell into Palestine territory.

Israel responded with devastating retaliatory air strikes and at least 232 people, including more than 100 women and children, in Gaza, according to its health ministry.

Israel has said at least 150 militants were among those killed in Gaza. Hamas has not given casualty figures for fighters.

In Israel 12 people, including two children, were killed, its medical service says.

The Israeli military says more than 4,300 rockets were fired towards its territory by militants and that it struck more than 1,000 militant targets in Gaza.

The Israeli Political Security Cabinet said on Thursday night that it had "unanimously accepted the recommendation" for a ceasefire.

"The political leaders emphasised that the reality on the ground will determine the future of the campaign," the statement said.

An Israeli official told ministers that Hamas was "deterred and suffered serious blows", according to the Ynet news website while the Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz said on Twitter that the Gaza offensive had yielded "unprecedented military gains".

A Hamas official told the Associated Press news agency that the ceasefire announced by Israel amounted to a "victory" for the Palestinian people and a 'defeat' for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Fri, 21 May 2021 12:41:48 +0000
Lady Gaga reveals she had a total psychotic break' after being raped by a record producer

The pop star and Oscar winner revealed she was raped at 19 by a music producer who “dropped [her] off pregnant on a corner” following months of abuse.

Lady Gaga spoke through tears as she recalled her trauma during the appearance. She recounted how the producer threatened to burn her music if she didn't take her clothes off.

The singer said;

"They didn't stop asking me, and then I just froze, and I just – I don't even remember.

"I do not ever want to face that person again."

Gaga further said that her buried pain manifested in a physical way that caused numbing in her body. She added;

"And then I was sick for weeks and weeks after.

"And I realized that it was the same pain that I felt when the person who raped me dropped me off pregnant on a corner, at my parent’s house, 'cause I was vomiting and sick, 'cause I had been being abused. I was locked away in a studio for months.”

It wasn’t until years later, when Gaga began experiencing chronic pain for which her doctor advised her to see a psychiatrist. She then discovered she was suffering from PSTD, a diagnosis which the singer first went public with in 2016 and previously discussed with Oprah during Winfrey’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus tour.

She added;

“First I felt full-on pain, then I went numb. I realized it was the same pain I felt when the person who raped me dropped me off pregnant on the corner, at my parents’ house, because I was vomiting and sick. Because I was being abused. I was locked away in a studio for months.

“I had a total psychotic break, and for a couple years, I was not the same girl.

“Even if I have six brilliant months, all it takes is getting triggered once to feel bad.

“And when I say I feel bad, I mean I want to cut. Think about dying. Wondering if I’m ever going to do it. I learned all the ways to pull myself out of it.

“What’s so interesting is the line I walk, feeling like I wanna cut myself and feeling like I don’t, are actually real close together.

“Everybody thinks it’s gotta be a straight line, that it’s like every other virus, that you get sick and then you get cured. It’s not like that. It’s just not like that. And actually, I think that traps people.

“I don’t tell this story for my own self-service, because, to be honest, it’s hard to tell.

"I feel a lot of shame about it. How do I explain to people that I have privilege, I’ve got money, I’ve got power, and I’m miserable? How do you do that? I’m not here to tell my story to you because I want anybody to cry for me. I’m good. But open your heart up for somebody else. Because I’m telling you, I’ve been through it and people need help. So, that’s part of my healing, being able to talk to you.”

Gaga first revealed her sexual assault in a 2014 radio interview with Howard Stern. She however, didn't name her abuser. ]]>
Fri, 21 May 2021 12:35:04 +0000
Man beaten up and dragged naked after being caught sleeping with a married woman

In the video seemingly taken at night, the man was seen being dragged around by the husband of the woman he was caught with as neighbors continued taking videos.

Daily Sun reported that the man said he found the man with his wife and wants to teach him a lesson. It is alleged the incident happened in Limpopo, South Africa.

He said;

“This person, I spoke to him nicely and he refused. I wanted to talk to him and he tried to run away."

Holding the hand of the alleged cheater and refusing to let him go, the man told the crowd;

“Please take pictures, This is what I’m dealing with.

“I want to go with this man to his wife and I want the police to go with me with this guy looking like this.”

A woman in the crowd then said;

“What happened to this guy’s head? He’s in pain because he’s badly injured.”

The alleged cheater then pleaded: “I didn’t know. Let go, my bro, I didn’t know.”]]>
Fri, 21 May 2021 12:31:24 +0000
Victor Moses to join Spartak Moscow on permanent deal from Chelsea for €4.5million

The former Nigeria international joined the Russian outfit last summer on loan after failing to win over former Blues boss Frank Lampard. His temporary stay in Russia has proved to be a success after he scored four goals and made several assists in 19 appearances as Spartak finished runners-up to champions Zenit St Petersburg.

The club confirmed that they will trigger the option in his loan deal to keep the 30-year-old on a permanent basis, with reports from Goal claiming the Blues will receive a €4.5million (?2.2billion) fee in three installments.

'His contract would be automatically redeemed if the team finished in the top three, and we finished second,' Spartak's PR director Anton Fetisov told RIA Novosti.

Victor Moses spent the first half of last season on loan with Turkish club Fenerbahce, before moving to Inter Milan.]]>
Fri, 21 May 2021 07:50:57 +0000
Naira Marley responds after being called out for his sexual fantasy

The singer reacted to the criticisms on Twitter and on Instagram.

On Twitter, he said he has the "right to threesome", as long as it's "consensual and legal".

He added, "They tell you to be yourself but when you be yourself they're quick to judge you."]]>
Fri, 21 May 2021 07:48:42 +0000
We are yet to get information on Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau's death - Military

It was reported on Thursday, May 20, that Shekau was killed in a fight with a Boko Haram faction of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP).

Director of Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko who reacted to Daily Trust's inquiry on Shekau's death, said;

“Sorry, I don’t have information on that."]]>
Fri, 21 May 2021 07:44:45 +0000
I regret the day I hugged you" Actress, Ada Ameh slams Naira Marley

Ada accused him of using his page to promote things that aren't positive.

She said she regrets the day she hugged him on the plane and called him the president of the Marlians because she liked him.

She added: "I had to unfollow you mehn because you no get sense. You open your mouth say you wan sleep...

"Tell your mother that Ada Grace Ameh said, first of all, before you go sleep with mother and child, make your mama sleep with your papa brother. You no get sense. You be idiot. You be stupid boy."

She asked why he can't learn anything from the way Don Jazzy and other celebrities use their fame and social media accounts for good.

She went on to call him other names as she berated him for his sexual fantasies.]]>
Fri, 21 May 2021 07:43:32 +0000
Drinking any amount of alcohol causes damage to the brain - New study finds

In the observational study carried out by researchers from the University of Oxford, scientists studied the relationship between the self-reported alcohol intake of some 25,000 people in the UK, and their brain scans.

They found that drinking had an effect on the brain's gray matter -- regions in the brain that make up "important bits where information is processed," according to lead author Anya Topiwala, a senior clinical researcher at Oxford.

"The more people drank, the less the volume of their gray matter," Topiwala said

"Brain volume reduces with age and more severely with dementia. Smaller brain volume also predicts worse performance on memory testing," she explained.

"Whilst alcohol only made a small contribution to this (0.8%), it was a greater contribution than other 'modifiable' risk factors," she said, explaining that modifiable risk factors are "ones you can do something about, in contrast to aging."

The scientists also investigated whether certain drinking patterns, beverage types and other health conditions made a difference to the impact of alcohol on brain health.

They found that there was no "safe" level of drinking -- meaning that consuming any amount of alcohol was worse than not drinking it.

They also found no evidence that the type of drink such as wine, spirits or beer affected the harm done to the brain.

Scientists also found out that certain characteristics, such as high blood pressure, obesity or binge-drinking, could put people at higher risk.

"So many people drink 'moderately,' and think this is either harmless or even protective," Topiwala said.

"As we have yet to find a 'cure' for neurodegenerative diseases like dementia, knowing about factors that can prevent brain harm is important for public health," she added.

Alcohol was the leading risk factor for disease and premature death in men and women between the ages of 15 and 49 worldwide in 2016, accounting for nearly one in 10 deaths, according to a study published in The Lancet in 2018.

"While we can't yet say for sure whether there is 'no safe level' of alcohol regarding brain health at the moment, it has been known for decades that heavy drinking is bad for brain health," Sadie Boniface, head of research at the UK's Institute of Alcohol Studies, told CNN.

The research has not yet been peer reviewed.]]>
Thu, 20 May 2021 15:16:00 +0000
Abubakar Shekau allegedly dies as Boko Haram and ISWAP members clash in Sambisa

According to the report, sources say hundreds of ISWAP fighters invaded Sambisa with heavy gun trucks during the week hunting for Shekau. It was revealed that Shekau was not actually or directly killed by ISWAP, the splinter rival group, but blew himself up and committed suicide when ISWAP attempted to capture him (Shekau) alive, during a gun duel.

The report states that although there was no official statement or confirmation on the death of the most wanted terrorist leader, Shekau by Nigerian security forces, a lot of people took to their social media platforms celebrating Shekau’s death on Thursday morning, May 20.

A security report quoted in the Vanguard report reads

“Unconfirmed source reported that the leader of JAS Abubakar shekau was dethroned and killed by ISWAP and they have taken over the entire sambisa forest.

With these development ISWAP are more equipped and funded than JAS. So their mode of operation will change, and there is likely going to experience frequent attacks around Konduga, Bama, Gwoza, Biu LGA’S and part of Adamawa.

All humanitarians around the axis should be security conscious and be very vigilant.”]]>
Thu, 20 May 2021 15:13:31 +0000
17-year-old boy killed in industrial accident on first day at work in Lagos

It was gathered that the teenager sustained severe injuries on his body after he was sucked into a mixing machine.

According to PUNCH , Abdulrahmon had on Wednesday, May 12, gone to Mingyi Trading Company Limited in search of work. He was introduced to the manager, Uchenna Umeanna, who immediately put him under a supervisor.

The supervisor, Abdulrahmon and other members of staff were busy in the factory when a power outage suddenly occurred. In a bid to continue production, a worker in the company was said to have quickly switched on the generator, and as the mixing machine began working, Abdulrahmon, who was close to it, was unfortunately sucked into the mixer.

Umeanna told PUNCH Metro that Abdulrahmon sustained severe injuries in his body and legs, adding that efforts by doctors to save him at a nearby hospital proved abortive.

"It was an unfortunate incident. Abdulrahmon came looking for a job and I personally took him to the supervisor to teach him the job. After some hours, I suddenly heard screams and I rushed down to the factory," Umeanna narrated.

"When I got there, he was inside the mixer and we had to bring him out. What happened was that the supervisor was teaching him how to scrape the particles of the PVC material on the mixing machine. According to the supervisor, a power outage suddenly occurred and another worker switched on the generator, and Abdulrahmon, who was close to the mixing machine, was suddenly sucked into it. We quickly switched off the generator and pulled him out, but his legs were injured and when we rushed him to hospital, they said he had internal injuries and was bleeding,” he added.

Umeanna stated that he reported the incident to the police, who detained him and two of the workers, adding that family members of the deceased were also informed about the accident.

"The doctors were trying to resuscitate him and after about 20 minutes, we lost him. I informed the police about the incident and the matter was transferred to another station in Agboju, where two of the workers and I were detained. Before then, I had sent someone to search for his family and they also came to the station.

"The DPO assigned policemen to investigate the case and we all came to the scene of the accident with his family members. With the assistance of some of the family members and community leaders, we were able to resolve the issue with the family, who said they didn’t want to press any charge,"

"Abdulrahmon’s remains were deposited in the morgue and the following day, we had a discussion with the family and he was buried. The firm bore the entire burial expenses. I had to tag the machine as dangerous, because it costs someone’s life.”

Speaking on the incident, Abdulrahmon’s brother, Sodeeq Aderonmu, said the family has settled the matter on the advice of their lawyer.

“I can’t do anything without the consent of the family members. I have contacted our dad and he said since we have settled the case with the representatives of the company, there is no need for us to say anything on it. The case was handled by our lawyer, but the advice we got was that if we proceeded with a case, we would not have buried him, because his corpse would still be in the mortuary. He died young and as a Muslim, he was buried immediately.” Sodeeq said.

Spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the incident described the circumstances surrounding Abdulrahmon’s death as unnatural.

"One Aderonmu Sodeeq reported at the Satellite Division on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, that his younger brother, Babatunde Abdulrahmon, 17, went out the previous day to work at the Mingyi Trading Company Limited as a factory worker," he stated.

"He said the manager of the company, Uchenna Umeanna, informed him that his younger brother had a factory accident while working on one of the machines. As a result, he sustained severe injuries on his body and he was rushed to the Navy Referral Hospital in Satellite Town for treatment, but he was later pronounced dead by a medical doctor. An investigation is ongoing." he added.

Meanwhile, friends and former classmates of the deceased have taken to Facebook to mourn him. One Ademola, wrote:

Inna Lilah Wa Inna Ilayhi Rajiun. There's a time you were born , was a day of Happiness. It's so painful we lost you. You left us to Qiyamat. May Allah forgive your sins. Your mistakes. Your ignorance. Your faults. I Ask Allah to have mercy on you. You're my childhood friend. From primary school. But destiny pushes you apart. It's so painful , I wouldn't see you anymore.

"May Allah save you from the torment of the grave and grant you Jannat firdaus , because you died in the blessed month of Ramadan in which The doors of hell fire are closed and the doors of Paradise are open. I pray you receive from the blessing of this month. Rip Bro ABDUL RAHMAN ABDUL WASIU BABATUNDE."

Thu, 20 May 2021 15:10:55 +0000
Ohanaeze Ndigbo demands justice for Nigerian man stabbed to death in South Africa

A statement signed and released by the group's Deputy Secretary-General, Tochukwu Ngwoke, stated that Ohanaeze received the news of Uzodimma’s gruesome murder on May 13 and urged the South African government to ensure that justice is served.

The statement in part reads

“On May 13, 2021, the leadership of ONSA received a distress call from our people (Igbo people) in Rosettenville, Southern Johannesburg, informing us about the gruesome murder of a young, energetic, and vibrant Igbo son, Mr Mendis Uzodimma.

The deceased, a 30-year-old young man, owned a phone shop on Main Street, Rosettenville, and hailed from Ohaji Egbema in Imo.

A witness who spoke to us at the court premises said Mendis was stabbed several times by a South African woman and her husband from Zimbabwe, whose daughter sold a phone to Uzodimma.

Apparently, the daughter of the woman, who is alleged to be an online porn artiste, sold her phone to our brother, who in turn sold it to another person who saw the porn movies where the girl featured and started circulating them,”he revealed.

When the girl got it, she thought it was the person she sold the phone to who circulated it not knowing that he was not the one as he had sold off the phone.

So, it was out of fury that the lady, her mother, and her mother’s husband stormed Mendis’s shop. Without hearing from him, the mother started stabbing him until he slumped and died.”

Ngwoke added that two witnesses had already testified to ensure that justice is served.]]>
Thu, 20 May 2021 15:08:22 +0000
We don’t want secession or war in the South East - Governor Umahi says

Umahi who is the Chairman of the Southeast Governors Forum spoke on security cooperation between Federal Government and the Southeast Governors at the statehouse today May 20.

"The situation in the South East is a mixture of reality, fake news and war propaganda. There are rightful agitations in the Southeast, but they've been hijacked. In the Southeast, we don’t want war, we don’t want to secede, we want to be a part of a fair Nigeria where justice, equity and freedom exist," he stated

Gov Umahi endorsed ban on open grazing, saying it’s the right decision, especially in Southeast which does not have historical grazing routes/reserves. He called on Federal Government to do more to enforce implement ranching & business-led models for livestock management

While speaking about some of the programmes of his administration in Ebonyi State (‘1 person 1 hectare’ agriculture and fertilizer program for public servants, Transport, Microcredit, Women empowerment, Medical Sciences, Infrastructure, etc), he said, "Everywhere you turn in my state is a construction site. 95% of our construction projects in Ebonyi State are done by direct labour, so there is no capital flight, most of the money stays in the State.

"We are building roads to ensure that there is no part of Ebonyi State that cannot be accessed from a Local Government Area Headquarter within 40 minutes. Building roads is an important part of development. And we don’t care which ones are Federal or State roads."

He added that Ebonyi is developing three (3) industrial Agriculture clusters - comprising land, warehouses, biomass energy supply, factories and mills (for processing rice, cassava etc).

Gov. Umahi mentioned that Imo and Ebonyi States’ Houses of Assembly have passed laws giving backing to the Ebube Agu Security Corps - a regional security cooperation to protect the people - in their States and the other States will follow.

While lamenting that a lot of people have been brainwashed about Biafra, he unequivocally condemned the criminal act of burning down some offices of INEC in the region by hoodlums.

"Our law in Ebonyi is that if you attack farmers or herders and destroy their farmlands/cattle, you must pay compensation.", he further stated.

Thu, 20 May 2021 15:05:21 +0000
Landlord locks PHED officials in Port Harcourt out of their office over unpaid rent

A social media user, Stephen Momoh shared photos of the closure online showing the landlord sitting in front of the red padlocked door. See more of the photos below]]>
Thu, 20 May 2021 15:03:35 +0000
Singer, MC Galaxy responds after rapper, Skales, threatened to beat him; calls him a beggar

Rapper, Skales, had gone on Instagram to call singer, MC Galaxy names while threatening to beat him.

Reacting, MC Galaxy broke-shamed Skales and told him to let him know when he's ready for the fight.

Thu, 20 May 2021 15:01:52 +0000
NECO reschedules 2021 common entrance examinations

The body announced the change in date in a statement released by Mr Azeez Sani, NECO Head of Information and Public Relations Division in Abuja today Wednesday, May 19.

In the statement, Sani enjoined candidates, parents, guardians and relevant stakeholders to take note of the new date for the examination.

He said that registration of candidates would continue until the new date of the examination while advising candidates, parents and guardians to download the new Examination Time Table from the Council’s website:

He however did not mention the reason for the change in date.]]>
Wed, 19 May 2021 16:09:42 +0000
Eberechi Eze suffers serious Achilles injury in training which could rule him out until 2022

The England U21 star suffered an injury in training on Tuesday, May 18, according to The Athletic. Eze will visit a specialist for scans and further treatment on Wednesday, with surgery likely required to fix the problem.

If the scans reveal the worst, Eze could be ruled out well into next season.

Eze who was born in England to parents of Nigerian descent, represented England at the Under 20 and Under 21 level. He has scored four goals in 29 Premier League starts for Crystal Palace this season following his signing from QPR for £16m.

This comes a day after Palace boss, Roy Hodgson said he was not aware of the severity of the injury when he gave his press conference, where he also confirmed his imminent departure from the club.]]>
Wed, 19 May 2021 16:07:27 +0000
Unidentified man reportedly slumps, dies while jogging in Aba

According to a staff nurse, Chioma Ofuche, who shared the photos on Sunday, March 16, the young man was brought to her hospital were he was confirmed dead. No form of identification was found on him.

"Attention Attention Attention!!! This guy here was brought to my hospital this morning by some groups of boys they said he slumped at brass junction while hugging by the time he was brought to the hospital he was already dead now no identify please if this post get to your forward it to other people for clam's the body is still at brass junction now" she wrote]]>
Wed, 19 May 2021 16:01:33 +0000
Kano Hisbah arrest couple who allegedly bought stolen baby for N900,000

Commander-General of the board, Dr Harun Ibn-sina, who disclosed this in a statement issued by the spokesperson, Malam Lawan Ibrahim, on Tuesday, May 18, said the suspects were arrested by Hisbah officials attached to motor parks, who suspected a foul play.

He said the woman, a resident of in Ungogo Local Govt Area of the state, had pretended to be breastfeeding the baby when she was accosted by Hisbah officials.

According to the Hisbah boss, the woman initially claimed to have given birth to the baby but later confessed to having bought the baby from a nurse at a hospital in Delta at the sum of N900,000.

"On May 15, 2021, our men attached to a motor park arrested a woman, Salomi Jerome, 40, who was with a newborn boy. She was accompanied by a man, Salomi Igina, 50, whom she claimed was her husband, which we found out to be untrue," he stated.

"Investigation revealed that the baby was not her baby. The baby was bought from a nurse working with a hospital in Asaba, Delta State. Further investigation also revealed that the baby was not well and even later confirmed dead.

"We further discovered that the alleged husband contributed N150 ,000 while she contributed N 350 ,000 as they raised N900 , 000 to buy the baby. We have handed over the matter to the police for further investigation into the matter," he added.

The Commander-General said the suspects had been handed over to the Kano State police headquarters, Bompai, for further investigation.

He urged the general public to report any suspected character or suspicious movement to relevant authorities while reiterating the agency’ s commitment in eradicating all forms of vices in the society.

Wed, 19 May 2021 15:59:42 +0000
Slay Queens arrested and handcuffed after 'man who brought them to a hotel fled

Atinka News reported that while in handcuff, the women continued to argue among themselves as to who is to blame for their ordeal.

In spite of the argument, they reportedly could not come up with the amount needed and neither could they produce the man they came to the hotel with. ]]>
Wed, 19 May 2021 11:06:25 +0000
Family members fall into grave as they fight at funeral of their loved one

The family members had gathered to commit the deceased to mother earth when a misunderstanding broke out just before the casket was to be lowered into the ground.

The family members started by attacking each other verbally before things went downhill and they started shoving and hitting each other.

As they fought, some fell on the casket, which was still above ground, while others fell into the freshly-dug grave.

The incident reportedly played out in Cameroon.]]>
Wed, 19 May 2021 10:54:09 +0000
Princess Beatrice announces she's pregnant with her first child

Beatrice, who is Prince Andrew's first child, is expecting her first child with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

Her grandmother the Queen is said to be "delighted" by the news.

A statement from Buckingham Palace said: "Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are very pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby in autumn of this year.

"The Queen has been informed and both families are delighted with the news."

The news is said to have brought joy to the Royal Family who are mourning the loss of Prince Philip.

Beatrice, 32, and Edoardo, 38, married in July 2020. The baby will be Andrew's second grandchild after his other daughter Princess Eugenie gave birth to son August in February of this year.]]>
Wed, 19 May 2021 10:52:40 +0000
woman responds after she was slammed for breastfeeding her child while doing a handstand

The 34-year-old showed off her toned physique in a photo she shared with her Instagram followers on Sunday, May 9.

In it, she's seen wearing only her panties while doing a handstand. Her 10-month-old son, Flow, is seen kneeling to breastfeed as she holds the upside-down position.

The Winter Olympian, who earned a gold and silver medal in the snowboard halfpipe, captioned the photo: "Becoming a mother has unleashed something inside of me.

"It’s deeply spiritual. It’s primal. It’s raw. It’s fierce. It is pure. I am mother."

Her post earned her praises and criticisms.

One user wrote: "I just don't get the need to seek attention and post photos of everything you do. I just don't get it."

Another added, "My first question is - why?? Sure I get it's natural & a beautiful thing - but I don't post my first bowel movement of the day standing on 1 leg. Same thing?"

Bright hit back at the cruel comments, after admitting reading them "made her sad".

She wrote on her Instagram Story: "In my world, mothers should be each other’s cheer leaders (it’s hard enough). Embrace our quirkiness and finding the joy in every sh***y thing that is motherhood.

"We all do it differently. It is not wrong or right. Motherhood is pure. I only now consider myself a Wonder Woman because I have joined the sacred MOTHERS club with you. Nothing but respect to all mothers."

Bright reminded her followers she was not "looking for praise," instead proudly saying she "walks this earth to the beat of my own drum, led by my nutrition and search for love and joy … obviously."

She also related to a quote from Mary Poppins that reads: "In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and snap, the job's a game."

The renowned Olympic athlete shares Flow with her husband, fellow snowboarder Angus Thomson.

She is Australia's most successful athlete in Winter Olympic history.
Tue, 18 May 2021 08:28:14 +0000
House of Reps set to legalize the use of Indian hemp for economic benefits

Kalu announced this at a press conference on the benefits and opportunities of Cannabis in Akure, Ondo state. According to Kalu, the House of Representatives has concluded an arrangement to organize a two-day stakeholders roundtable on the benefits of the weed that will be attended by scientists, medical and pharmaceutical professionals, farmers, insurance companies, executives, and private sector investors, He said the roundtable is scheduled to hold between June 7 and 8.

He explained that countries such as South Africa and others are currently reaping high revenue from cannabis which they export to other countries.

“Nigeria has been described as oil-dependent and not oil-rich. It is a worrying reality that we have not optimized the financial stability advantage that our oil reserves can provide us to diversify our collective investment and revenue sources.

The coronavirus pandemic exposed our weaknesses when global oil prices plummeted by as much as 15 per cent even falling below $0 a barrel on 20 April 2020.

Indeed, our economy is still recovering from that shock. However, as the world increasingly shifts towards renewable energy and climate-friendly energy sources, global oil demand will further drop.

Agriculture has always been a major strength of Nigeria and cannabis provides interesting prospects. Industrial hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown specifically for industrial use.

Once harvested, the crop has a high yield of edible proteins and fibres with more than 50,000 product applications ranging from papermaking, textiles, biodegradable plastics, fuel, construction, healthy food, beverages, personal care products, and pharmaceuticals.

According to verified market research, the Global Industrial Hemp Market was valued at USD 5 Billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 36 Billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 34 per cent from 2019 to 2026.

According to the consultancy firm Prohibition Partners, by 2023, the value of Africa’s legal cannabis market could be worth over USD 7.1 billion.

For this to happen, a candid discourse must be held by all stakeholders on the modalities for legalization, licensing, and regulation of the industry. I hope that the two-day stakeholder’s roundtable discussion on the benefits and opportunities of Cannabis Plant and CBD Oil in Nigeria, scheduled to hold on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 June 2021 will achieve this.

To enable this process of legalization, I have presented before the House of Representatives, the Dangerous Drugs Act (Amendment) Bill, 2020, which when passed, will usher in a new era of medicinal cannabis from production processing and distribution.

I expect that the exchanges that will ensue at the roundtable on June 7 and 8, 2021, will greatly optimize the deliberations of the National Assembly on the bill, as well as preparations by the executive arm of government to regulate the sector. Nigerians must understand that we are not alone in this race to establish a lucrative medical and industrial hemp economy.

Based on recommendations by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations (UN) voted to remove Cannabis from schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, and reclassified it as medicinal and therapeutic, on December 2, 2020. Several countries have legalized medicinal and industrial hemp and other African countries are moving to do the same.”
Tue, 18 May 2021 08:21:48 +0000
Ariana Grande marries Dalton Gomez in an intimate ceremony

The couple, who got engaged just before Christmas last year, got married over the weekend at Ariana's home in Montecito.

Ariana bought the house in June, 2020, from Ellen DeGeneres.

According to TMZ, there were less than 20 guests, including family members from both sides at the intimate ceremony.

Dalton, a real estate agent, began dating Ariana in early 2020.

Tue, 18 May 2021 08:20:08 +0000
60-year-old man arrested for allegedly raping mentally challenged woman

Witnesses said the victim was seen walking out of the suspect’s homestead crying and when asked what had happened, she said that the old man had tricked her into his house and raped her.

Area Chief Edward Gitonga, who confirmed the incident said the suspect, who lives alone, was found naked and the innerwear of the girl on his bed.

“We have found the man wearing only a shirt and an innerwear believed to belong to the mentally challenged girl on his bed,” said Mr Gitonga.

The administrator said the victim said that the man called her from the road and asked her to help him look for some missing keys inside his house. But once she was inside the house, he allegedly pushed her onto the bed threatening to strangle her in case she screamed.

The man was taken to Mitheru police post and the girl rushed to hospital for checkup.

Speaking to journalists, Stella Kagendo, a resident said the girl claimed that the old man slapped and pushed her out of the house when she screamed after he was done.

"We are not sure of the safety of our children with this man in the village and that is why we want the court to jail him,” said Ms Kagendo.

Tue, 18 May 2021 08:14:37 +0000
Rapper T.I and wife Tiny Harris under investigation for sexual assault in Los Angeles

The investigation stems from a police report filed by a woman identified as Jane Doe.

According to the police report filed last month and obtained by E! News, the woman claimed she was sexually assaulted and drugged by the couple in 2005.

In addition, a 41-year-old Las Vegas-based woman named Rachelle Jenks filed a police report with the Las Vegas Police Department earlier this month alleging she was drugged and sexually assaulted by the couple after meeting Tiny at an airport bathroom in 2010.

The couple's attorney, Steve Sadow, told E! News in a statement, "The Harrises have not spoken to or been contacted by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), the Las Vegas Police Department (LVPD) or, indeed, any member of law enforcement from any other jurisdiction in the country. Even assuming the story in the Daily Beast is close to accurate, it appears the LAPD 'accuser' has chosen once again to remain anonymous, thereby preventing us from being in a position to disprove or refute her allegations or even examine them."

The statement continued, "Meanwhile, although we now appear for the first time to have the name of an 'accuser' who supposedly filed a police report with LVPD, we have absolutely zero details about her or her claim."

A spokesperson for attorney Tyrone A. Blackburn, who is representing the alleged victims, told E! News in a statement, "We have several women who are willing to speak on the record. Investigations are pending."

The police report said LAPD detectives met virtually with the woman in April 2021 about an alleged 2005 encounter with T.I. and Tiny, which she said occurred after a man handing out fliers at a mall invited her to meet the couple at a club the following day.

According to the report, the woman allegedly had two cocktails at the club, and then Tiny offered her a glass containing a clear liquid, which the woman took a drink from and reported that it tasted like Patron.

The woman allegedly joined T.I., Tiny, and two unknown women in an SUV to the stars' nearby hotel suite. The alleged victim stated that the two unknown women exited the suite, leaving her alone with T.I. and Tiny, which is when she claimed the alleged sexual assault took place. She said she had blacked out and was told by a friend who had been at the club with her that she was likely drugged.

As for the Vegas police report, Rachelle Jenks alleged she met Tiny at a restroom in Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport in August 2010.

Rachelle alleged in the report that she agreed to meet with the couple later that night at their room in the Venetian hotel. According to Rachelle, she felt dizzy after drinking a shot Tiny offered her, at which point T.I. attempted to remove her clothes, but she told him not to.

The alleged victim claimed that T.I. forced her to go with him to Los Angeles in his tour bus and have sex with her against her will. She alleged that the next day, T.I. took away her ID and forced her to go to Miami, where she had sex with multiple women without her consent.

In March, Attorney Tyrone A. Blackburn who is representing multiple women leveling serious accusations against the rapper and his wife announced at a press conference that he was seeking criminal charges against the couple.

Blackburn said he is representing 11 accusers including 10 women and one man, who claim to be victims of numerous crimes -including kidnapping, drugging, and sexual assault allegedly committed by the T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle stars.

In January, one of the 11 individuals, Sabrina Peterson, claimed T.I. had previously put a gun to her head.

Sabrina also posted a series of DM screenshots from more than a dozen anonymous women accusing the "Whatever You Like" performer and Tiny of sexual abuse.

At the time, T.I.'s rep denied those accusations, telling E! News in a statement, "Mr. and Mrs. Harris want to be on record and more importantly want the public to know they emphatically deny in the strongest way possible the egregiously appalling allegations being made against them by Sabrina Peterson. The Harrises have had difficulty with this woman for well over a decade. They are taking this matter very seriously, and if these allegations don't end, they will take appropriate legal action."

In February, an MTV Entertainment spokesperson told NBC News that production on the couple's unscripted series T.I. & Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle had been suspended in light of the allegations.

"Given the serious nature of the allegations, we have decided to suspend production in order to gather more information," the statement read

Tue, 18 May 2021 08:12:13 +0000
Mechanic, 31, arrested for allegedly defiling 11-year-old girl

The suspect, identified as Yusuf Abdullahi, was arrested by operatives of the Gender Unit of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

Abdullahi was reportedly caught by one of the officers of the NSCDC on Saturday, May 15, while allegedly molesting the minor, who lives in the same house with him.

The suspect, a father of three, said he was sleeping when the little girl came to wake him up to ask for his phone, adding that he willingly brought out the phone and played an Indian film for her, which aroused him, according to Punch.

The spokesman for the NSCDC in the state, Babawale Afolabi, who confirmed the incident, said the victim had been taken to hospital for treatment. He added that the suspect would be charged after investigation.

Tue, 18 May 2021 08:09:11 +0000
Miss Mexico, Andrea Meza crowned Miss Universe 2021 (photos)

The 26-year-old model-software engineer was crowned by 2019 title holder Zozibini Tunzi at the Miss Universe competition was finally held on May 16 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood.

Meza finished first ahead of the Brazilian and Peruvian finalists in a flashy televised event, hosted by American actor Mario Lopez and television personality Olivia Culpo.

For the grand finale, Andrea dazzled in a flaming red-fringed gown designed by Ivis Lenin to accept the honor onstage Florida's Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood.

During the final statement round, Miss Mexico was asked to address the topic of changing beauty standards. "We live in a society that more and more is more advanced and as we have advanced as a society, we have advanced with stereotypes," she shared via translator. "Nowadays, beauty is not only the way we look. For me, beauty radiates not only in our spirits, but in our hearts and the way we conduct ourselves. Never permit someone to tell you that you are not valuable."

And just minutes before, Miss Mexico also faced the final question round where she was asked to share how she would have handled the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I believe there is not a perfect way to handle this hard situation such as COVID-19," she explained. "However, I believe that what I would have done was create the lockdown even before everything was that big because we lost so many lives and we cannot afford that. We have to take care of our people. That's why I would have taken care of them since the beginning."

Meza is reportedly the third Mexican woman to ever win the crown after Lupita Jones and Ximena Navarrete.

Mon, 17 May 2021 12:02:25 +0000
Gunmen attack traditional ruler's palace in Benue

It was gathered that five hooded gunmen broke into the palace located at No 36 Jooji Kyado in Gboko East about 2:00am on Saturday, May 15, destroyed vehicles and other properties worth millions of naira.

The hoodlums armed with weapons which included, guns, axes and machetes went in search of the traditional ruler who had travelled for his relative’s burial.

According to the witnesses, when the intruders couldn’t find their prime target at home, they began to destroy whatever was in sight at the palace as they vandalised cars, motorcycles, home appliances windows and doors of the building while they fired gunshots to scare anyone from the scene.

Chief Atser, who said the matter has since been reported to the police, further revealed that he is now staying in an undisclosed place with his family for security reasons. ]]>
Mon, 17 May 2021 11:57:50 +0000
Scenes of horror unfold in Gaza as Israel-Palestinian conflict marks its deadliest day
Two Israeli airstrikes in Gaza killed at least 43 Palestinians -- including eight children -- and injured 50 others, most of whom were women and children early Sunday, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. With the latest casualties, the death toll in Gaza has climbed to a total of 197, including at least 58 children and 34 women, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. Since the beginning of the airstrikes on Gaza this week, at least 1,225 have been injured, with the number expected to rise, as paramedics continue to carry out search operations.

Israel's military, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said it had bombed the house of Yahya Sinwar, Hamas' leader since 2017, in southern Gaza's Khan Yunis neighborhood early Sunday morning although the Israeli military later told local media that Sinwar had been unhurt in the airstrike.

Shocking photos of rescue operations by Palestinian medical and civil defense teams show a young girl with a bloodied head injury lifted from the wreckage by a team of paramedics.

The rescuers say they rescued five children from the bomb rubble on Sunday morning.

The IDF said in a Twitter post on Sunday that Hamas' militant wing had fired 120 rockets between 7 p.m Saturday and 7 a.m. local time Sunday, of which 11 fell in Gaza. IDF spokesperson Zilberman added Sunday that they had targeted dozens of rocket launchers, with the ability to fire multiple rockets at a time.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz in his own tweet said that "Israel has no interest in escalation, but is ready for any scenario,"

While the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he will do "whatever it takes to restore order," and that "it will take some time."

Previously on Saturday, Netanyahu said it will "respond forcefully" in Gaza "until the security of our people is reinstated and restored," and said the country is trying to avoid civilian casualties from its strikes.

Mon, 17 May 2021 11:54:33 +0000
If there is crisis in this nation, I will be the last to leave - Bishop Oyedepo

In a message to his church members, Oyedepo stated that he will be the last to leave the country if there is a crisis.

He said;

“If there is crisis in this Nation, I will be the last to leave here."

Admitting that things are going wrong in the country, the cleric further averred that nobody could enjoy and sustain the flow of favour without the fear of God as a lifestyle.

Oyedepo added;

“Don’t rob nobody, don’t cheat on anyone. Don’t outsmart your business partners. Don’t swear falsely. Don’t take bribes. Favour is the companion of all that fear God and favour shall be your companion from now.

“Flowing in favour demands the doing of righteousness. You know there is the appropriation of righteousness that people emphasize today, but don’t be deceived, he that doeth righteousness is righteous. The doing righteousness: favour!

“There was an explosion of favour, until the time that his Word came. The Word of the Lord tried him."

This is coming days after Pastor Paul Adefarasin of House on the Rock, adviced members of his church to plan an escape route out of Nigeria.]]>
Mon, 17 May 2021 11:47:15 +0000
Lira Galore puts her backside on display in new bodysuit photos ]]> Mon, 17 May 2021 11:45:48 +0000 Suspected armed robber beaten to death in Ondo

The deceased accused of terrorising residents of Ayede-Ogbese in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, had been convicted earlier.

Emmanuel who had been on the watch list of residents of the town after he was released, reportedly returned and continued his nefarious activities.

He met his waterloo on Sunday, May 16, when he was trying to escape with four motorcycles he had snatched from their owners. The suspect was caught and beaten thoroughly, after the truck used to convey the stolen motorcycles broke down.

Spokesperson of Ondo State Police Command, DSP Tee-Leo Ikoro confirmed the incident. Ikoro said Emmanuel who was seriously injured before the police got to the scene of the incident, died before getting to the hospital.

The police spokesperson asked members of the public not to take laws into their hands.]]>
Mon, 17 May 2021 11:43:14 +0000
Newborn baby found abandoned at Kwara local government secretariat

It was gathered that the infant was discovered by residents of Okeoyi and staff of the council at entrance to the secretariat on May 11, 2021.

In an interview with NAN in llorin on Saturday, May 15, Seriki described the action of the unidentified mother of the abandoned baby as callous and unacceptable.

She said all effort to identify the mother of the baby proved abortive, stating that the baby has been delivered to the Motherless babies home at NNPC Pipeline Road in llorin.

"I am fully ready to adopt the baby by signing all necessary documents if nobody claims her within the next three months,’’ she said.

Seriki said that she would be providing all necessary items for the upbringing of the baby while at the Motherless babies home, pending when she would formally adopt her.

Hafsat lbrahim, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Social Welfare, confirmed that the abandoned baby was now at the Motherless home under the ministry.

She said any arrangement on her adoption by anybody would follow due process at the ministry.]]>
Sun, 16 May 2021 18:15:36 +0000
Jigawa Hisbah confiscates 308 bottles of alcoholic drinks in raid at hotel (photos)

The State Hisbah commander, Malam Ibrahim Dahiri, who disclosed this to newsmen in Dutse on Saturday, May 15, said the raid was carried out on Friday morning.

He said that the items were confiscated during an enforcement tour carried out by its operatives at one of the hotels in the area at about 10 a.m.

He stated that no arrest was made during the operation as the suspected owners and users ran away on sighting the operatives.

"Our operatives have raided a hotel in Gumel town on Gujungu road where we succeeded in confiscating 308 bottles of assorted beer. But we were not able to catch anyone as those present took to their heels after they sighted our men. I’m using this medium to remind people that consumption of beer remains prohibited in all parts of Jigawa and Hisbah will continue to enforce that,’’ Dahiru said.

The commander added that the confiscated drinks were handed over to the police in the area for further action.

According to Malam Dahiru, the command would continue to ensure that people stop engaging in immoral acts and other vices that were capable of destroying the society.

Sun, 16 May 2021 18:11:55 +0000
Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill catechist, two others in Nasarawa

It was gathered that the suspected gunmen, who were armed with sophisticated weapons, stormed Amudu, a Tiv village in Giza Development Area, at midnight on Saturday, May 15.

According to Daily Trust, several others sustained various degrees of gunshot injury during the attack.

It was learnt that hundreds of locals had fled the area following the attack.

The president of the Tiv Development Association (TIDA) in Nasarawa State, Comrade Peter Ahemba, who confirmed the incident, lamented constant attacks on his people.]]>
Sun, 16 May 2021 18:09:13 +0000
Photos: President Buhari departs for France

The summit will review the African economy, following shocks from the COVID-19 pandemic and getting relief, due to the increasing debt burden on countries. During the four-day trip, Buhari will also meet with Emmanuel Macron, president of France.

President Buhari and President Macron are expected to discuss the growing security threats in the Sahel and Lake Chad region, climate change, economic ties, political relations, partnership to improve Nigeria’s health sector, and contain the spread of COVID19.]]>
Sun, 16 May 2021 18:06:13 +0000
Actress, Ivie Okujaiye Egboh, releases new photos as she turns 35
Sun, 16 May 2021 18:04:36 +0000
Another alleged attacker of Owerri prision arrested (photo)

A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Orlando Ikeokwu, says one English made Pump action rifle and twenty-six (26) live cartridges, a pair of Police uniform with the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) which was hidden in his Tinted Toyota Escalade vehicle were recovered.

Ikeowku said upon interrogation, the suspect claimed to be a Police Spy trained at the Police Training School, Ikeja.

The police spokesperson added that the state Commissioner of Police has ordered a full-scale investigation into the matter, with a view of discovering his level of culpability and possibly arresting other suspects. Ikeowku added that the police boss called on other persons who participated in the attack of April 5 as well as the escapee inmates/suspects to turn themselves in or else will be made to face the full wrath of the law if caught.]]>
Sun, 16 May 2021 18:02:19 +0000
Come to Yoruba Nation. Igboho will not allow any police to arrest you

In a video that has gone viral, the lady who spoke in Yoruba, said no police officer will dare arrest the internet fraudsters who reside in "Yoruba nation" when it is created. She said this at the rally Igboho held in Osun state on Saturday, May 15, to demand the creation of Yoruba nation.

''All you Yahoo boys should come to Yoruba Nation. If you come to Yoruba nation, no police officer will dare come and arrest you. Police officers will be coming into your room to arrest you and you will be looking. Please come. There is room for you. All Yahoo boys, Igboho asked me to tell you there is room for you.''she said]]>
Sun, 16 May 2021 18:00:44 +0000
Ghanaian man sentenced to 10 years in prison for pouring acid on wife

LIB reported that the victim, Ofeibea Florence Aryee, moved to her father's house after she was kicked out by her husband. Papa Nii later went to meet his father-in-law in guise of asking for forgiveness but sneaked into the bathroom where his estranged wife was bathing and poured acid on her.

The Executive Director of Crime Check Foundation, Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng, who confirmed the development, said Papa Nii was sentenced on Monday, May 10.

“The law bites and those who perpetrate atrocities like this should be dealt with accordingly. No matter how somebody might wrong you, there is no cause to attack the person with acid.” he said.

Giving an account of how she was attacked, the woman said Nii drove her away to her parents but later came back to her family house pretending he wanted to apologize to her to come back to live with him.

She said her husband had a concealed acidic substance on him and when she was going to take her bath he followed her and poured it on her. On her sick bed, she vowed not to continue the marriage.

"My husband told me he does not want to stay with me again so he threw my things out. I went to have my bath and he followed up with the acidic substance and poured it on me.” She told crimecheckghana.

Florence’s face is badly bruised, she is unable to open her eyes and she breathes with difficulty.]]>
Fri, 14 May 2021 07:11:26 +0000
Gov Bala asks Muslims to stop aiding and abetting bandits

The Nation reports that the Governor said this at the state government House shortly after performing the Eid prayers to mark the Sallah on Thursday, May 13.

According to him, most of the criminal activities like banditry, kidnapping, and others are being carried out by Muslims.

''We are grateful to Allah. Ramadan has been a period of prayers and devotion. As a nation we need to reflect deeply on our common existence because we are challenged by so many aspects of our misdemeanors, crime and criminality.

As a Moslem, most of the criminality is coming from us as members of the Islamic faith. That’s the issue of banditry, kidnapping and the rest.

However, we must be very courageous to say it. It’s not something acceptable in the tenet of Islam. We should fear God to make sure we don’t give ourselves, our community and even our religion a bad name. We must have to change as this is really escalating to other parts of the country.

We know these bandits. We know where they stay and what they do. Sometimes they are aided and abetted by us.

We should fish them out because the police in their limited numbers are already overwhelmed due to insufficient human capital.

Apparently, the FG security architecture has failed not because of any compromise but because the situation is overwhelming.”]]>
Fri, 14 May 2021 07:07:12 +0000
Pastor turned stripper says sex work has made her a better mum than her church upbringing

Nikole Mitchell, born and bred in a baptist family in Ohio, US, became very religious in her 20s – spending six years not even kissing a man as she said "Jesus was my boyfriend".

But when she started evaluating her sexuality she decided to change her career from a pastor to a stripper.

She now says she believes her career change is giving her children a far better start in life than they would have had if she remained religious.

Speaking to the Holly Randall Unfiltered podcast, Mitchell says she and her children freely talk about sex, consent, bodies and what’s right and not.

“[We have] All kinds of conversations and equipping them with tools that I was never equipped with as a kid growing up,” she said.

“It is now so important to me now as a mum to teach my kids these things so they have these skills for a life time, for dating, relationships, for their working environment for who they become, whatever they end up doing these are life skills everyone needs.

"I would say my work has prepared me and helped me with that better than anything else in my life."

Nikole admitted she "had a lot of fear" leaving religion, as she worried her kids would "go mad" at her for missing out on the "community" of the church.

“Are they going to feel ashamed of me, are they going to be mad at me for embarrassing them with the internet content, all the fears that you can think of, I have thought about them a million times more than any other person?"

But having seen other people be porn stars and have children, she spoke with the pornstars and from it was the right move for her

“Now I am where I am, I feel that not only my sense of sexuality but the sex work I do is so much healthier than this sex mindset that I grew up with in the church," she said.

"So I think that the most toxicity you can have about sexuality, sex, bodies, can come from the kind of church that I came from aond I remember looking at the big picture and thinking I’m giving my kids a much better gift."

Now the former pastor earns around £70,000. ]]>
Thu, 13 May 2021 12:32:53 +0000
Transgender woman, jailed for 15 years for robbing a bank to pay for cosmetic surgery

The woman, who calls herself Iconic Facce, robbed BancorpSouth in Gulfport on February 22, 2019, after approaching a teller before telling her you have 'one minute' to hand over cash 'or die'.

According to reports, she made away with $4,800 and used the money to fly to Mexico where she used it to fluff up her cheeks, perfect her pout and thin out her nose.

When she returned to the U.S. on March 30, she tried to quietly get through Houston Airport without being noticed but her swollen, puffy cheeks and bandaged nose gave her away to the officers, who were waiting at the airport to arrest her.

Authorities tracked her by tracing the cellphone she used on the day of the robbery which they then followed to the airport, to Mexico, and back again.

This week, after a two-year legal saga, she admitted robbery and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Back in 2019, Mississippi police released surveillance footage of the transgender woman entering the bank, wearing sunglasses, a wig, a striped shirt, and pants, before approaching the teller.

Facce - formerly known as Jimmy Lewis then handed the female teller a note which read: 'you have 1 minute to give the money do not be wrong are die'.

From June 2007 to January 2008, Lewis was said to have robbed banks in Alabama by passing threatening notes in Cleveland, Decatur, and Lenoir City in Tennessee. ]]>
Thu, 13 May 2021 12:28:04 +0000
Infant and two others die in gas explosion in Ogun

According to reports, a technician was repairing the fridge when the explosion occurred.

The three deceased persons got burnt after they were trapped and unable to escape after the gas cylinder exploded.

“In the process of topping up gas into the refrigerator, there was an attraction of fire from someone cooking and there came an explosion” a resident said

The remains of the deceased persons have been deposited in the morgue.

Thu, 13 May 2021 12:24:09 +0000
Man O'War official shot dead by suspected herdsmen in Oyo

It was gathered that the deceased identified as Oluwole Oke, was shot dead by the assailants along Igangan/Iganna road, Iwere-Ile, in Iwajowa Local Government Area of the state on Monday, May 10.

33-year-old Oke was a Commander of the voluntary paramilitary organization in Iserin, Igboora.

According to Vanguard, Oke took his fiancée who came visiting, to her town but was stopped along Igangan to Iganna road, Iwere and shot.

A source who was privy to the incident said the deceased could have been mistaken for a security operative due to the Man O'War uniform he wore. .

The fiancée who is said to have been unstable since the incident occurred, told people that Wole was immediately shot when the suspected assailants saw the uniform vest on him.

“What happened was that, on Monday, the guy (Oke) took his fiancé from Igboora to the lady’s town somewhere in either Iganna or Iwere-Ile. He took her on his bike. By the time he was leaving, he was wearing his Man O’War uniform because he just left the meeting. He had a short on (Man O’War uniform) and a black round neck with the Man O’War logo and ‘Security’ inscription at the back," a source told Vanguard.

"As he leaves around past 6 PM, they flashed him and he thought they were policemen and he stopped. As he stopped, maybe they thought he was an OPC or Vigilante member based on his dressings and immediately they released bullets on him and he died. They didn’t even steal anything from him. They didn’t take his phone, or his money, or even his bike, they just killed him. It was the lady who gave the account of what happened but the lady didn’t return to Igboora.”

The corpse was initially deposited at Iganna Police Station before it was handed over to the family on Wednesday for burial.

Spokesperson of the Oyo State Police Command, DSP Adewale Osifeso, who confirmed the incident, said investigations are still ongoing.

“The unfortunate incident was reported around 2140hrs on 10/05/2021. Our operatives acted upon information received about a lifeless body who was later discovered to be that of late Olabode Oluwole ‘m’ aged 33years lying along Iwere-Ile Road" he stated.

Thu, 13 May 2021 12:22:13 +0000
Woman nabbed after allegedly stealing a child

"Instant justice" was meted out to the lady by members of the public who caught her in the act.

Zimbabwe Republic Police confirmed the incident and also warned against the practice of meting out instant justice by assaulting suspected social misfits.

The woman has so far been identified only as Melody. Her motive for carrying out the act is yet to be uncovered.

A statement from Zimbabwe Republic Police read;

“Police in Mutare are investigating a case of kidnapping, where a woman approximately 30 years old, snatched a minor (2) today in Dangamvura.

“The suspect, who was clad in apostolic white garments, was noticed by an alert neighbour whilst walking away with the baby before she was attacked by members of the public. Meanwhile, the ZRP warns members of the public against meting instant justice”]]>
Thu, 13 May 2021 12:18:17 +0000
Watch out for new moon tonight - Sultan tells Muslims

The Sultan gave the directive in a statement issued by NSCIA Deputy Secretary-General, Prof. Salisu Shehu.

Muslim faithfuls have also been urged to keep praying for peaceful co-existence in the country.

The statement read;

“If the crescent is actually sighted by informed persons on Tuesday night and His Eminence is so advised by the experts, he would address the press to declare Wednesday, May 12, as the first day of Shawwal (Eid day).

“If, however, the crescent is not sighted on Tuesday night, Thursday, May 13, automatically becomes the first of Shawwal, 1442 AH (Eid day)."]]>
Tue, 11 May 2021 13:39:23 +0000
Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Juventus - Club vice-president Nedved rubbishes exit talk

In 2020-21, Juventus have fallen, with Inter winning the Serie A title while inevitable questions are being asked on Pirlo's competence.

Juventus have slipped to fifth in the Serie A standings, but still have three league games left to take in and a Coppa Italia final outing against Atalanta on May 19.

Five-time Ballon d'Or winner, Ronaldo, 36, could also move out of the club as he hopes to win the champions league once more before he retires with Manchester United and PSG keen to sign him.

Nedved speaking to Striscia La Notizia, said: "Pirlo and Ronaldo will stay at Juventus."

"There are some difficulties, but we’ll fight until the end."]]>
Tue, 11 May 2021 13:38:07 +0000
7 students and teacher killed in Russian school shooting

The attack happened 820km (510 miles) east of Moscow, in the mainly Muslim republic of Tatarstan.

Rustam Minnikhanov, Governor of Tatarstan republic where Kazan is the capital, said that four male and three female eighth-grade students died in the shooting. Minnikhanov’s press service later added that a teacher was also killed.

More than 20 others, mostly children were reportedly wounded. A 19-year-old suspect was detained. Minnikhanov said;

“The terrorist has been arrested, (he is) 19 years old. A firearm is registered in his name. Other accomplices haven’t been established, an investigation is underway."

Amateur footage on social media, apparently filmed from a nearby building, showed people escaping from the school by jumping from second- and third-floor windows, with sounds of gunshots echoing in the schoolyard.

Russian investigators said the gunman was a Kazan resident, who is believed to have studied at the school in the past. He has not been officially named. A video on social media captured a teenager lying on the ground apparently being detained outside the building.

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After the attack Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said President Putin had ordered the chief of Russia's National Guard to "work out as a matter of urgency new regulations on the types of weapon that can be in civilian circulation and that can be owned by the public".

The instruction was issued "given the type of firearm used by the shooter", Mr Peskov said. "The fact is that sometimes types of small arms are registered as hunting weapons, which in some countries are used as assault rifles," he explained.

Tue, 11 May 2021 13:35:43 +0000
FG extends work from home directive for civil servants till June 11

Civil servants were directed by the Presidential Steering Committee On COVID-19 domiciled in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, to work from home till June 11, 2021, after which the directive may be reviewed.

PSC's National Incident Manager, Mukhtar Mohammed who gave the directive said;

“All Government staff on GL. 12 and below are to continue to stay at home until 11th June, 2021."]]>
Tue, 11 May 2021 13:33:25 +0000
Juventus are threatened with expulsion from Serie A if they don't leave the Super League

While AC Milan and Inter Milan have already pulled out of the controversial bid to form a breakaway competition, Juventus remains the only Italian club still pushing for the move.

'The rules are clear. If Juventus is still part of the Super League when it enters next season, it can't participate in Serie A,' Gravina told Naples radio station Kiss Kiss.

'I would be sorry for the fans but rules are rules and they apply to everyone.'

Real Madrid and Barcelona are also still holding onto the project, despite the risk of being banned from the Champions League.

'I hope this holdout ends soon,' Gravina added.

Three weeks ago six English clubs, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, and Tottenham backed out within 48 hours of the project's announcement after a backlash from fans football pundit.

The comments from Gravina follow a joint statement from Juventus, Barcelona, and Real Madrid over the weekend, slamming ‘unacceptable pressures, threats and offences’ to scrap the Super League project, turning on the nine clubs that have signed a deal with UEFA.

'The founding clubs have suffered, and continue to suffer, unacceptable third-party pressures, threats, and offences to abandon the project and therefore desist from their right and duty to provide solutions to the football ecosystem via concrete proposals and constructive dialogue,' the statement read.

'This is intolerable under the rule of law and Tribunals have already ruled in favour of the Super League proposal, ordering FIFA and UEFA to, either directly or through their affiliated bodies, refrain from taking any action which may hinder this initiative in any way while court proceedings are pending.']]>
Tue, 11 May 2021 09:34:50 +0000
Mbaka shuts down Adoration Ministry

Mbaka said the minstry will be closed for one month. No activity would take place at the Ministry located at Umuchigbo in Enugu East during this time.

The announcement came after the Catholic Church Priest disclosed that the Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev. Calistus Onaga asked him to shut the ministry and proceed on a 30-day retreat.

Members of the ministry were told in a notice sent out on Tuesday May 11, that their pastor was proceeding on one-month private prayer retreat.

It read;

“Our Spiritual Director, Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka wishes to inform his beloved adorers that he has embarked on a private prayer retreat that will end on 10th June 2021.

“Consequently, no ministry activities shall be held in the ministry ground pending his return.

“He directs that members of the ministry are to observe this period of his retreat as they used to do during the usual January breaks of the ministry, by praying at their homes, being charitable and fasting according to their ability. Adoration! Holy spirit is our power.”]]>
Tue, 11 May 2021 09:23:36 +0000
Nigeria won’t break up - TB Joshua

The cleric who gave the prophecy on July 27, 2014, said Nigeria would be covered by a cloud of “crisis, murder, killings, destruction”, but would not break up.

TB Joshua warned members of the political class of impending repercussions; even as he noted that they would be made to pay for their part in the crises.

He said during the church service;

“Nothing will happen to Nigeria. Nigeria will remain one.

“Beyond this crisis, Nigeria is beautiful. Your prayer now is that you should witness it so that this crisis will not take you away.

“It is decreed that this nation will be reckoned with as a powerful nation.

“Huge trouble is coming and no human being will withstand it unless you don’t have hand in that trouble.

“There is a cloud that covers Nigeria… the cloud of crisis, murder, killings, destruction covers Nigeria. The cloud will go; Nigeria will remain.

“Power without peace is powerless. The manner you have that power will determine whether there will be peace in it. The power is in the heart. Not in the gun, not in the White house or Aso Rock. If you are living in the White House without power in the heart, it is like you are living in the bush.

“I want to assure you: Nigeria – nothing will happen to Nigeria. Nigeria will remain one!”]]>
Mon, 10 May 2021 08:22:09 +0000
West Brom relegated from English Premier League

Following the loss, Sam Allardyce's team are 10 points away from safety in the English top flight with just three games left to play making it mathematically impossible to claw back to safety.

West Brom went behind against the Gunners less than 30 minutes into the clash when Emile Smith Rowe struck from close range.

Then Nicolas Pepe doubled the home side's lead in the 35th minute by smashing into the top corner. Matheus Pereira gave the visitors hope in the second half before Willian wrapped up the points with a late free kick.

"It's not sunk in yet, but I'm sure I'll wake up tomorrow and realise the situation," Sam Allardyce told BT Sport. "I'm bitterly disappointed we're not still in the fight.

"I'm not saying we would have avoided relegation but we should have been closer, we should have taken it down to the last three games, based on how we performed. The creating of chances has been there but the converting has not.

"We had [enough] time to pull it round. Our real problem was not beating the bottom-six sides when we came up against them. The results against Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City should have been bonus points."

West Brom still have games against Liverpool, West Ham and Leeds to round off the campaign.

After just one season back in the top flight, they will return to the Championship with Sheffield United, while Fulham look set to follow, having taken just one point from their last six games.

This is the first time in 17 years Sam Allardyce will be relegated from the top flight .

Mon, 10 May 2021 08:19:20 +0000
Doctor allegedly poisons colleague’s water with HIV blood

Graphic Online reported that the doctors involved work at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), and the act is suspected to have been carried out following a disagreement between the two while on duty.

A complaint was filed at Korle Bu District Police Command at about 11.30 am on May 6, 2021, by a medical doctor accompanied by the lawyer of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) Mr Kwame Gyamfi, regarding the allegation of water-poisioning.

The medical doctor told the police that he was on a 24-hour duty with six other doctors at the Labour Ward One of the hospital. At the end of the 24-hour shift, the medical doctor allegedly returned to his consulting room and detected that his drinking water which he kept in a water bottle in the room was contaminated.

According to the doctor, he suspected that his water has been contaminated after he found a reddish substance that appeared like blood in the water. A clinical test conducted thereafter, confirmed that it was blood and also positive for HIV.

The doctor who gave the name of his colleague he suspects to be behind the act, claimed that they had a disagreement while they were on duty at the labour ward.]]>
Mon, 10 May 2021 08:16:45 +0000
Daura Emirate cancels Sallah Durbar over insecurity

Danejin Daura, Alhaji Abdulmumini Salihu who made the announcement on behalf of the secretary of the council, said that special prayers will be offered for sustainable peace in the state immediately after the Eid prayers on Sallah day.

The statement read;

“The focus will be on performing special prayers on the Sallah day as soon as the Eid prayers are performed.

“You are by this notice to inform all the Imams to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari (Bayajida II) and other leaders for protection from all evils of the enemies of progress of this country, its stability, and its corporate existence."

The statement added that the Emir had instructed the District Heads to conduct the Eid prayers with the people in their domain and offer special prayers for lasting peace in the country immediately after the Eid prayer.]]>
Mon, 10 May 2021 08:14:45 +0000
22 underaged girls rescued from prostitution home in Ogun (photo)

A statement released by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state police command, states that in an operation, coordinated by the Area commander Ota, ACP Muhideen Obe, the police team, upon credible intelligence received, that minors were being recruited from other states and used as commercial sex workers at KOLAB hotel in Itele ota, stormed the said hotel at about 8pm, where the 22 teenagers whose ages are between 10and 14yrs were rescued.

''On interrogation, the girls narrated how they were lured from their respective villages in Akwa ibom state to come to Ogun state, with the promise to employ them as sales girls in restaurants and supermarkets, only for them to get to Lagos and transferred to a brothel in Ogun state as commercial sex workers.

They narrated further that, they were deprived of using phone or any communication devices, therefore, making it impossible for them to reach out to their parents or relations.

The manager of the hotel one isaac Ogbaji m' 33yrs and ten other male suspects were also arrested during the operation'' Oyeyemi's statement

The spokesperson added that the state's commissioner of police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered that the family support unit of the Area command Ota to take over the investigation of the case, identify the recruiting cartel and bring them to justice as soon as possible. ]]>
Sun, 09 May 2021 15:40:17 +0000
Murdered Akwa Ibom job-seeker, Ini Umoren, emerges one of the top in her class

Ini, 26, who graduated from the Department of Philosophy, University of Uyo, graduated with a GPA of 4.12, making her the seventh among the top graduating students in the 2018/2019 class.

This was revealed in the final result released by the University of Uyo

Idorenyin Esikot, associate professor and acting head, Department of Philosophy, University of Uyo, who confirmed the authenticity of the result to Premium Times, said Miss Umoren, with such remarkable performance, would have possibly been employed as a lecturer in the department after her mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme.

Speaking about Iniobong Umore, Mr Esikot told Premium Times, "She was a very committed and focused student, very hard working. In fact, she was very versatile because apart from her academics, she was a footballer, playing for our female team.

"She was very social and dependable; she wasn’t the kind of student that would play around. Whatever she does, she was very committed,."

Mr Esikot said Miss Umoren’s tragic end was a personal loss to him. "Anytime I remember it, it’s like a nightmare. Very unfortunate."

"If she had been alive and wanted to come into the (teaching) profession, she is the kind of student we would encourage to come into the profession. Because that is a student that never failed a course and was always doing well. Those who know my department, before you can come out top the way she did, then you must agree that she was really hard working.

"We have some of our colleagues, who are lecturers (today), who graduated with less GPA than her," Mr Esikot said.]]>
Sun, 09 May 2021 15:38:00 +0000
Missing girl abducted 18 years ago 'spotted' by police in TikTok video

In the viral footage, Mexican journalist Oscar Zazueta is seen interviewing a young woman in a plaza in Culiacan.

He asks her in Spanish if she is looking forward to her next birthday and her answer left him shocked.

She replied in Spanish: "I'm not happy about it, because I have a lot on my mind.

"In all honesty, I don't like my birthday. It shocks me each time I have another one.

"I want to say hi to my auntie and my nana.

"And I want them to come to get me because I've been kidnapped."

The journalist then lets the camera keep rolling as the woman continues her incredible story and says she wants to be reunited with her family.

"Yes, they say I was kidnapped. Maybe from Italy, maybe from Japan," she says.

"I hope they come for me. Because in reality, I don't know where I'm from – from here, or from there. And now I'm in Sinaloa."

When the footage was initially uploaded on TikTok, many people did not believe the young woman was telling the truth and said it was a hoax.

But police in the US are now desperate to find her because her appearance is similar to that of Sofia Juarez who was abducted from her home in Kennewick, Washington, when she was just four years old.

Sofia was last seen playing in her bedroom at around 9.15 pm on February 4 in 2003, the day before her fifth birthday.

Lt. Aaron Clem, from Kennewick's police department, told NBC News: "This is one of those cases that everybody in our community knows exactly what they were doing when she went missing.

Sun, 09 May 2021 15:35:16 +0000
Girl nabbed after giving a baby bleach to drink

According to her, Chisom promised to give her the money after the baby has been confirmed dead.

Mmesoma revealed that she knows the baby’s mother but denied doing same thing to other babies under her care in the past.

Sun, 09 May 2021 15:29:14 +0000
Bandits kill traditional ruler's aide, his wife and daughter-in-law in Kaduna

The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday May 9, said the assailants stormed the home of Sgt. Christopher Madaki (Rtd), a scribe to a Ward Head at Golkofa, Jema’a LGA on Saturday night, May 8, and shot him, his wife and his son’s wife dead.

"The three were later confirmed dead, while his son, Clement Musa Madaki survived with injuries inflicted on him by the assailants," Aruwan stated.

The scribe’s wife was identified as Mary Christopher Madaki, and his son's wife as Alice Musa.

The Commissioner said Governor Nasir El-Rufai has condemned the killing in Golkofa village and described it as completely inhuman and ungodly.

He prayed for the repose of their souls and charged security agencies to expedite action on the case.]]>
Sun, 09 May 2021 15:23:21 +0000
Guru who went viral when he sprayed insecticide into his mouth dies

The family of I Wayan Merta, who is also known as Ki Galang Pamungkas, have confirmed his death but said it was unrelated to the insecticide stunt.

In a video that went viral, the guru from Bali, Indonesia, was seen spraying Baygon insecticide into his mouth.

Concerned fans feared news of his death on Sunday, May 2, was the result of digesting the toxic chemicals in the insecticide but Ki Galang's brother, I Nyoman Saputra, dismissed their claims.

Saputra told local media outlets: "As his brother, I am dismissing [rumors] that Ki Galang died because of insecticide. He died because of a heart attack.

"He died on May 2, 2021 at 6:15 a.m."

Ki Galang built a reputation as a spiritual guru in Bali but it was only when a video of him ingesting insecticide went viral that he found fame,

His brother Saputra explained he died at a local hospital in Jimbaran, Bali, and insisted doctors had produced a medical record proving his cause of death was due to a heart attack.

Fri, 07 May 2021 07:03:34 +0000
Three crossdressers beaten and forced to strip by men in Benin Republic

The men attacked the crossdresser with bottles then humiliated them by forcing them to strip naked.

The incident occurred on Saturday, May 1, at Sunset Bar in Cotonou, Benin.

The violence was captured on cell phone video and uploaded to social media.

It caught the attention of an NGO and LGBT+ advocacy group Hirondelle Club Benin and they shared it on Twitter to spread awareness about violence against transgenders.

The video caption reads: "We have just denounced an umpteenth aggression against people LGBTQi in Benin a few days before the celebration of May 17. We condemn these acts with the last rigor. We will come back for more details."

In the video, the men are seen harassing the crossdressers. The men forced them to take off their clothes while also slapping them and throwing objects at them.

One of the victims told The Observers that the attack was planned.

One of the victims said: "My man knew I was transgender and asked me to invite my transgender friends. When we arrived, he asked me to go outside.

"Once we managed to get outside to help our friend, they began attacking the three of us. There were about 200 men there, and they forced us to strip naked while they laughed and filmed up. It was humiliating."

The victims were able to take shelter within Hirondelle Club Benin. But they said the "whole nation", including "our families and bosses", viewed the video of the attack after it went viral on social media.

"We'll never be able to find a job again," one of the victims said. "Everyone here is against us. Even young children in the street have been [pointing] fingers at us."

No arrests have been made.]]>
Fri, 07 May 2021 07:01:54 +0000
ISIS and Al-Qaeda planning to penetrate Southern Nigeria, US warns

The US also said Al-Qaeda has started penetrating the north-western part of Nigeria.

In a media briefing seen by TheCable, Dagvin Anderson, Commander of the US special operations command, Africa, said Al-Qaeda is also expanding to other parts of West Africa.

Anderson said the US will continue to partner with Nigeria in sharing intelligence.

"We have engaged with Nigeria and continue to engage with them in intel sharing and in understanding what these violent extremists are doing," he said.

"And that has been absolutely critical to their engagements up in the Borno state and into an emerging area of northwest Nigeria that we’re seeing al-Qaeda starting to make some inroads in.

"So, this intelligence sharing is absolutely vital and we stay fully engaged with the government of Nigeria to provide them with an understanding of what these terrorists are doing, what Boko Haram is doing, what ISIS-West Africa is doing, and how ISIS and al-Qaeda are looking to expand further south into the littoral areas."

Anderson added that for international efforts to yield desired results in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria, the government must take the lead.

"When it comes to Nigeria in general, Nigeria, obviously, is a critical nation to West Africa. It is a critical nation and we realise that Nigeria is a lynchpin," he said.

Fri, 07 May 2021 07:00:12 +0000
President Buhari suspends Hadiza Bala Usman as NPA MD, orders probe

According to a statement released by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, Her suspension followed a recommendation by Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, to set up an administrative panel of inquiry to investigate the Hadiza-led management of the NPA.

''President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the recommendation of the Ministry of Transportation under Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi for the setting up of an Administrative Panel of Inquiry to investigate the Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA.

The President has also approved that the Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman step aside while the investigation is carried out. Mr Mohammed Koko will act in that position.

The panel is to be headed by the Director, Maritime Services of the Ministry while the Deputy Director, Legal of the same ministry will serve as Secretary.

Other members of the panel will be appointed by the Minister.''Shehu's statement read

Hadiza was first appointed as the NPA MD in July 2016. In January, President Muhammadu Buhari reappointed her as NPA MD, for an additional five-year tenure. She previously served as the chief of staff to Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, from 2015 to 2016.]]>
Fri, 07 May 2021 06:58:19 +0000
"Kindly f*** off" Erica responds to Twitter user who asked her to take better pictures

Apparently, some of her followers had been comparing her to other female housemates and telling her that she's not giving them the kind of hot photos they want to see.

This didn't go down well with Erica so she decided to address it.

Erica went on Twitter to write: "Acting 3 film productions while ill, 3 commercials, appearances, photo shoots, filming other stuff, all in two months, going on set after taking injection shots. I thank God for the jobs, A list actor is the goal, you know what to do if you’re looking for an instagram model fave.

"Bye Felicia.

"You’re not even a fan you’re complaining. Why don’t u focus on pages you actually like? Abi them use rope tie you here?

"You will know me as the best and most respected actor not the best instagram model!"

A follower then responded: "Amen to that, no one expects you to be an Instagram model but what is worth doing is worth doing well."

And Erica said to the follower: "Ok I’m spending my time doing more important things well now so kindly FO."]]>
Fri, 07 May 2021 06:56:30 +0000
Man convicted of murdering and eating his mother after cutting her up into 1,000 pieces

Alberto Sanchez Gomez, 28, was branded the cannibal killer of Ventas, the area of Madrid where he lived with his mother Maria Soledad Gomez after his arrest.

On Wednesday, May 5, a jury found him guilty of strangling the 68-year-old after a row. He dismembered her body before eating part of her remains over the next fortnight, Mail Online reported.

The jurors, six women, and three men, also dismissed Sanchez Gomez's claims he was experiencing a 'psychotic episode' when he murdered and dismembered his mother.

State prosecutors demanded a 15 year and five-month prison sentence for Mr. Alberto if convicted of homicide and desecration of a human corpse when his two-week murder trial started on April 19 at Madrid's Audiencia Provincial court.

The judge will now decide how long he should be jailed for in the next few days.

Sanchez Gomez told police who arrested him at their flat in Madrid on February 21, 2019, that he had been eating his mum 'bit by bit' with his pet dog.

Detectives found parts of tragic Soledad's remains in Tupperware containers in their fridge and bones in drawers around the family home, an apartment near the Spanish capital's famous Las Ventas bullring.

Her head, hands, and heart were found on her bed with local reports disclosing at the time that her body had been cut up into more than 1,000 tiny pieces.

Officers who got him to open the door of the apartment they shared are said to have received the response: 'Yes, my mother is in here, dead.'

The alarm was raised by a worried friend of Soledad's who told the authorities she hadn't seen her for a month.

A prosecution indictment submitted to the court ahead of the trial revealed that the cannibal killer used a carpenter's saw and two kitchen knives to cut up his mum's body.

Sanchez, whose dad died when he was 15, claimed in court at the start of his murder trial he had heard 'hidden messages' when he watched TV and voices telling him: 'Kill your mum.'

He reportedly told Madrid's Audiencia Provincial court that the voices were those of neighbours, acquaintances, and celebrities. But he insisted he didn't remember cutting up his mum or eating her remains as he told police when they went to the murder scene.

During a final address to the court last Friday he insisted: 'I'm very repentant. I suffer anxiety from the moment I wake up.

'I think of my mum and I'm absolutely heartbroken.'

Jurors heard the convicted killer, who regularly consumed drugs and alcohol, had been arrested 12 times for mistreating his mum before killing her.

A police officer who gave evidence during the trial said: 'He began to tell us as he was being transferred to a police station that the he had strangled her from behind.

'He also said he had eaten parts of her body, some cooked and some raw, and had given some pieces to the dog.'
Thu, 06 May 2021 18:21:31 +0000
RCCG officially announces the passing of Pastor Adeboye's son; asks for the family's privacy

According to the statement, Pastor Dare died on Tuesday, May 4.

The church, in the statement, asked that the family be granted privacy.

Read the statement below

''It is with a deep and heartfelt sense of loss, we announce the departure of our beloved son, brother, husband and father, Oluwadamilare Temitayo Adeboye. Who went to be with the Lord on the 4th of May, 2021.

His life was well lived as he served the Lord without reserve, giving effortlessly and leading fearlessly. He was crowned by the Lord with blessings of 3 seeds and a beautiful wife.

Though shaken, our anchor remains Jesus Christ in whom we have the assurance that we will one day meet in a place where there is no pain.

It is the wish of the family to be granted privacy at this moment and that prayers be offered on their behalf.

Oluwadamilare Temitayo Adeboye, June 9th 1978 - May 4th 2021.
Remain forever in our hearts'']]>
Thu, 06 May 2021 18:19:04 +0000
NigerianRapper Zumzy dies after posting "Had too much potential. Good night world."

Zumzy Brown was, until his death, a 300 level student of Political Science at the Veritas University, Abuja.

There are also screenshots of messages purported to be from him to his girlfriend. In it, he's seen declaring his love for her and asking her to forgive him if he's ever worried her.

Thu, 06 May 2021 18:16:46 +0000
13-year-old schoolgirl found 8 days after she was declared missing in Delta

Acting spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Bright Odafe, who confirmed the development in a statement on Thursday, May 6, said the teen is in the custody of the police at Oghara, Ethiope West.

"Missing Treasure Ofuya has been found in Oghara, she is currently with the police and will be reunited with her family soon,” he stated.

It was gathered that the girl left her school, New Era Model School Jakpa Road Effurun, on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, but did not return home following a misunderstanding she had with her mother the previous day. All efforts made to her whereabouts proved abortive.

Speaking with journalists in Warri on Monday, her mother, Faith, said they both had a misunderstanding the previous evening over the misuse of her phone.

"Treasure went to school on Wednesday although we had a little issue on Tuesday evening. I seized her phone because she was not supposed to take it to school and she was not supposed to have a SIM card. But we noticed that she had a SIM card. I was angry with her and I seized the phone," Mrs Ofuya said.

"On Wednesday, she bathed and went to school at New Era, Jakpa Road. After school, she used to attend a lesson close by, just across the Jakpa Road. But she did not get to the lesson that day. From school, she just disappeared" she added. ]]>
Thu, 06 May 2021 18:14:28 +0000
People always stare, they say he’s disgusting but he’s my dream man

George Keywood and his woman Sienna have a baby boy, Oliver together but she has come out to reveal that they get trolled over their relationship because of their weight difference.

Speaking of how they met, Sienna says: “Basically how we met, we talked on instagram for like six months and then we basically got together.

“I moved to the UK from Australia, that’s the short version anyway.”

Meanwhile George claims that Sienna has 'always liked a fatty' and that slim guys do not stand a chance with her.

Despite Sienna being regularly accused of being a golddigger, George says he doesn't pay trolls any attention.

He says: “She’s always liked the fatties way long before I came into her sights. Just to clear things up, she’s always liked fat boys.

“Unlucky for all you skinny boys you’ve got no chance.”

Sienna added: “I like them chunky.”

Some fans have described them a “beautiful couple.”

One wrote: “I don’t see what the obsession is over the fact that he’s a big man and you’re gorgeous.

“Who cares what y’all look like. You love each other and seem to have a happy healthy family.” a second person wrote

Another fan wrote; “Better cuddles!! You go guys,” “Absolutely beautiful couple.”

Thu, 06 May 2021 18:12:13 +0000
Melinda Gates reportedly rented $132,000-a-night private island to avoid the media

Earlier this week, the billionaire couple announced their decision to end their marriage, writing in a joint statement at the time: “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage.”

Melinda actually filed papers in court confirming that the marriage was “irretrievably broken.”

However, sources told TMZ that the couple had actually planned to make the announcement in March, at which point Melinda then rented Calivigny Island in Grenada to escape media scrutiny.

According to the outlet’s sources, the plan was for Melinda and the couple’s three children, as well as some family members, to stay on the island, which Bill was reportedly not invited to.

Calivigny is considered to be one of the most exclusive private islands in the world

The island's Beach House residence offers 10 luxury suites and the master bedroom has its own jacuzzi room. The 80-acre island is reached by a five-minute boat ride from Grenada.

On why the couple delayed the news of their separation, the sources told TMZ that lawyers for both Bill and Melinda were trying to “hash out a divorce settlement,” but that Melinda decided to go to anyway.

Sources also said that the family has taken Melinda’s side for the most part and that it is not a “friendly split”.

On the day they announced their divorce, the Microsoft founder’s investment firm transferred $1.8bn in stock to his estranged wife, according to Bloomberg.

The Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist and his wife built up a combined $124bn (£89bn) fortune together, making them among the five richest couples in the world.]]>
Thu, 06 May 2021 18:08:09 +0000
Men with bigger noses have bigger penises, scientists say

The new scientific study measured the size of 126 male corpses’ reproductive organs to see if there was any relation between the two. The researchers found a link between nose size and ‘stretched penile length.’

According to the study, those with larger noses had a ‘stretched penile length’ of at least 5.3 inches (13.42cm) and those with smaller ones had a penis measuring 4.1 inches (10.37cm) when erect - meaning that a bigger nose typically meant a bigger penis.

Published in Basic and Clinical Andrology, scientists from the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine in Japan did not examine why this link exists but instead focused on the connection between the dimensions of nose and penis sizes.

The researchers said: “The fact that nose size is related to stretched penile length indicates that penile length may not be determined by age, height or bodyweight but has already been determined before birth.”

The Japanese researchers recorded their height, weight, soft penis length, penile circumference, right and left testicular weights, as well as prostate weight.

They also pulled the penis up vertically as far as it would go was done and measured it in an effort to replicate the erect penile length. The Nose measurements studied the distance between a person’s eyes to where the nostril starts.

The procedures resulted in findings that men with noses smaller than 1.8 inches had penises up to 4.1 inches in length.

Those with a sniffer 22 percent bigger, measuring 2.2 inches long, tended to have larger penises measuring 5.3 inches.

For those with noses in the middle of this range, 4.5 inches was found to be the average penis size.

In their published study, the researchers write: “This study is the first to demonstrate the relationship between stretched penile length and nose size but is limited in Japanese male cadavers, and the reason why stretched penile length and nose size are related is still unclear.

“Therefore, we consider it an interesting subject to pursue from now on.”]]>
Wed, 05 May 2021 13:06:41 +0000
I'm over protective of anything I love - Davido's alleged new girlfriend, Mya Yafai reveals

The model revealed that she is "over protective" of anything she loves because to "love something is to protect it".

Wed, 05 May 2021 13:03:59 +0000
Tottenham to pay Jose Mourinho £10m next season twice as much as his new club Roma

Mourinho landed a new job just 15 days after being sacked by Tottenham, signing a three-year deal with the Italians worth £5m a year — compared to the annual £15m he was getting at Spurs.

But as part of his severance package he entered into with Tottenham, the club will pay him the shortfall in salary if he took another post on lower wages before the end of his contract next summer.

That means when Mourinho takes over at the Stadio Olimpico this summer he will receive £5m from Roma and, for next season only, £10m from Tottenham.

But Spurs see it as a financial victory, as they have saved £5m on what they would have paid him had he not accepted another job.

The ex-Porto, Chelsea, Inter, Real Madrid and Manchester United boss wants to show he is not at fault for his Tottenham sack.

He also reportedly wants to show that he has not been affected by his shock departure after just 17 months in charge.]]>
Wed, 05 May 2021 13:02:14 +0000
Kano Hisbah to stop "immoral dancing" at events

The News Nigeria reported that the board and the state Association of Event Centres agreed to work together to end immoral dances and other related actions in order to save the youth from embracing acts harmful to societal growth and development.

Spokesperson of the board, Malam Lawan Ibrahim, who confirmed the development in a statement issued to newsmen on Tuesday, May 4, said the two organisations agreed to work together when the Chairperson of the association, Hajiya Fatima Abdulsalam, visited the agency.

The statement said that the Commander-General of the Hisbah board, Dr Harun Ibn-Sina, pledged to work with all events centres during and after the Eid-el-fitr, to sustain orderliness in the state

He expressed satisfaction with the visit and urged all event centres to bring order and discipline in their operation. ]]>
Wed, 05 May 2021 12:58:55 +0000
Young Nigerian guitarist allegedly slumps and dies in church while worshipping God

Facebook user, Jackson who shared photos of the young man on his page said that the Godfrey Okoye University Enugu and Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) graduate, died on Sunday, May 2.

Photos posted on his Facebook page shows that late Jerry was a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG)

According to Jackson, after playing the guitar like never before, Jerry laid down at the altar for the worship session. After the session, everyone stood up except the deceased. They lifted him only to find out that he was dead.

Jackson wrote;

"He wasn't sick. His mum said he has gone to be with the lord that God has called him, that he died on the altar while worshipping God, that the way he played yesterday(The Bass Guitar) he has never played like that before that he Knelt down worshipping and later lay down till after the worship everyone was up but he was still there before they came to raise him up and found out he's gone 2 rest with the Lord. RIP bro Jay Ray Maya aka E-Major. 4ever in my mind." he wrote.

Another friend, Beckley Marokuty Miles, however, said that the young man 'slumped' and died in church. He described late Jerry as an upright Christian, who lived a life worthy of emulation.

"He slumped and died in church. Jerry was such an upright Christian who lived a life worthy of emulation. I want to quickly remind us of the scripture that says...we should not mourn like the people of the world when a believer dies. Jerry has gone to be with the Lord." he said.

Wed, 05 May 2021 12:57:24 +0000
Those killed by kidnappers and bandits will go to paradise – Deputy Chief Imam

Maqari reportedly said this during Ramadan’s tafsir in Abuja. Stressing that Islam forbids Muslims to pay money as ransom to enemies they are at war with, the Islamic cleric stated that the money will continue to be used by criminals as long as it is paid.

He said refusing to meet the demands of kidnappers would inevitably turn them into losers who wasted their money to feed the captive, wasted their bullets in killing them and wasted their time, he asserted.

“But he (the criminal) has been made aware that the money is never going to be paid and the one who is killed (the victim) is going to paradise,” he said.

He added;

“Since Allah (SWT) has forbidden the payment of money to an enemy who is at war with you, in order not to empower them to continue to fight you, then contributing money as ransom for the release of kidnapped persons, is haram (prohibited).

“But he (the criminal) has been made aware that the money is never going to be paid and the one who is killed (the victim) is going to paradise.

“But as long as people will continue to give a ransom to secure the release of their loved ones, the recipients of the money will continue to use.”]]>
Wed, 05 May 2021 12:54:18 +0000
Kano Hisbah reinstate officer suspended for allegedly diverting palliative

Announcement of his reinstatement was conveyed in a letter with reference number KN/HB/OPS/88/04/V.II/191 and signed by the state’s Hisbah board’s Principal Assistant Secretary Muhammad Babangida D/Iya.

Babangida said Hassan was reinstated after an investigation revealed that he is not guilty of the offence he was accused of. A committee which was set up over the incident, reportedly found all allegations against him to be false and fabricated to malign him.

The letter read in part;

“I am directed to inform you that, the Commander General has approved the re-instatement of Suyudi Muhammad Hassan as Commander Dala local government Hisbah."

Wed, 05 May 2021 12:52:51 +0000
Doctor suspended for 'squeezing patient's nipple' during intimate medical examination

A misconduct panel was reportedly told that Dr. Abul Murshid, 50, fondled the woman's left breast without explanation after she attended Guy's Urgent Care Centre in Central London complaining of chest pains.

Murshid also exchanged numbers with the woman before sending her a WhatsApp message after the examination saying: 'Hi. One small reminder please Keep a record of all symps.'

He was later reported to the General Medical Council after the woman spoke to her mother about the encounter.

She said she had felt 'uncomfortable' during the examination and claimed the doctor had 'insisted' on swapping phone numbers with her and informed her of the days when he would be working.

At the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, Murshid, from Wilmslow, Cheshire, was found guilty of various misconduct charges but was cleared of sexually motivated behaviour.

He was suspended from practise for eight months.

The Manchester hearing was told the incident occurred in 2019 after Dr. Murshid who had worked as a Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in a number of London hospitals between 2008 and 2012 began working at Guys in the Urgent Care Centre.

In a statement, the female patient said: 'Dr. Murshid asked me to expose my chest area so that he could carry out an examination.

'I remember quite clearly that he did not offer me a chaperone which I would have expected considering this was an examination of a private part of the body.

'I was wearing a sports top at the time so I pulled this above my breasts to expose them so that Dr. Murshid could examine my chest.'

She added: 'He was poking around my chest and asking me to cough to try and localise the pain which seemed perfectly normal until out of nowhere he squeezed my nipple which was so uncomfortable.'

'As I was complaining of chest pain I was expecting a regular chest or cardio examination... but instead, Dr. Murshid carried out a breast examination and it was more of a feeling up than an examination.

'When he was asking me to cough he was poking all around and pressing down on my breasts with his hand then at the end Dr. Murshid squeezed my left nipple.

'He did not make any comments whilst he did this and did not explain before or after squeezing my nipple why this was being done or why it was necessary.'

Murshid initially claimed Patient A's complaint was 'a pure reaction to take revenge to punish' but has since apologized and attended courses of maintaining professional boundaries.

In a statement, he said: 'I recall asking her to cough, whilst I palpated along the left side of her chest. In palpating her chest wall, I inevitably touched her breast tissue due to the anatomy of the area.

'I was palpating the area where she told me she had pain, but I did not perform a breast examination as such and I did not squeeze her nipple.

'I do recall asking whether she would like a chaperone for the examination. There were, from memory, a couple of male nurses on duty that night and the only female member of staff was one of the other doctors, who was busy seeing another patient.

'I gave her the option of waiting, but she declined as she had already been waiting for a long time and had had no sleep.'

In a report on the incident, a colleague of Murshid said: 'Exposure of the chest is necessary to perform a comprehensive examination but a chaperone should have been offered by Dr. Murshid.

'A breast examination was also not clinically indicated by the presenting history and the manner in which it is described as being carried out is not appropriate.'

The doctor's lawyer Oliver Williamson said the tribunal proceedings had been a 'continued learning experience' and described the event as 'a single isolated incident'.

She added: 'He is remorseful and full of regret for his actions, as well as the impact that they have had.'

Finding the doctor's fitness to practise impaired MPTS chairman Nicholas Flanagan told the hearing: 'The tribunal was concerned Dr. Murshid did not consider the need to respect Patient A's dignity and privacy throughout the examination, as her breasts were exposed and it considered that Dr Murshid failed to act appropriately.

'Dr. Murshid seems unaware that an intimate examination is defined by the patient and not the doctor or the examination to be undertaken.

'The Tribunal, therefore, remains troubled with Dr. Murshid's understanding regarding intimate examinations, as well as the preparation and sensitivity required.

'But it is more likely that Dr. Murshid had performed the examination through a failure to fully appreciate Patient A's history and symptoms, rather than to obtain sexual gratification or in pursuit of a sexual relationship.

'The tribunal is satisfied the doctor has insight and does not pose a significant risk of repeating behaviour.'

Wed, 05 May 2021 12:51:28 +0000
Actress, Osas Ighodaro says she's a hopeless romantic

The Nigerian-American actress married actor Gbenga Ajibade in June 2015. They had their first child, Azariah in 2016 and divorced shortly after.

The mother of one shared a photo of herself on Instagram and captioned it :

"Still a hopeless romantic"

Wed, 05 May 2021 12:49:33 +0000
Local hunters kill 4th elephant in 2 years in Ogun state

The elephant was killed near Omo forest in Ogun State.

According to the Elephant Protection Initiative, this is the 4th elephant illegally killed in two years.]]>
Mon, 03 May 2021 08:23:22 +0000
Missing IMSU law student found dead in Imo mortuary

Kingsley Chiwueze, a 300-level law student, was declared missing on Monday, April 26, after he could not be reached on the phone and his whereabouts remained unknown.

Chuwueze, a native of Oguta Local Government Area of the state, was involved in student union politics and declared his intention to run for the office of Senate President of the National Association of Imo State Students two weeks ago.

The President of the Students Union Government of IMSU, Arinze Oguike, who confirmed the development on Sunday, May 2, said the corpse of the law undergraduate was found in the morgue of Umuguma General Hospital, Owerri.

He said some students stormed the mortuary and the attendant told them the corpse was allegedly deposited by the management of a private hospital, in Owerri.

The student leader said: "The attendant told us that his corpse was brought by people from a private hospital on Whetheral Road. We will go to the hospital to find out how they took custody of the student’s corpse.”]]>
Mon, 03 May 2021 08:18:21 +0000
Security scare as two intruders scale fence at Queen Elizabeth's Windsor estate

A man, 31, and his 29-year-old girlfriend entered the Royal Lodge grounds, in Windsor Great Park, last Sunday, April 25, according to the Sun.

The Queen’s son, Prince Andrew, officially lives at the lodge and was said to be there at the time of the breach.

Queen Elizabeth II, 95, rides her horses, walks her dogs and attends the church on the grounds.

The area was breached just over a week after her husband Prince Philip’s funeral.

A source said: "This is an astonishing lapse. Everyone was on high alert after the first intruder, now this happens. Heads could roll."

Police confirmed they responded to a report of two people on the lodge grounds. They arrested the man and woman and took them to Maidenhead police station. The couple have been released on bail.

Police said in a statement: "Thames Valley Police was called to reports of two trespassers in the grounds of the Royal Lodge at Windsor Great Park on Sunday afternoon.

"Two people, a 29-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man, both from London, were arrested on suspicion of being found in or upon enclosed premises and have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

"There was no risk to any individual on the site."

The incident came just a few weeks after Royal Lodge security let a 44-year-old woman in after she claimed to be engaged to Prince Andrew.

On April 19 after wandering in the grounds for 20 minutes she went into the building, where the Duke of York was at home.

After she asked a member of staff where he was, she was eventually arrested and then sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

She had insisted that she was engaged to Prince Andrew and lived there, telling police that her name was Irene Windsor, the Sun reported.]]>
Mon, 03 May 2021 08:14:06 +0000
Woman, 39, 'killed and partially eaten' by bear as she walked dogs

The woman, 39, was found dead off a highway near the city of Durango in Colorado, US.

Authorities said there were "signs of consumption" on her body after it was discovered on Friday night, April 29.

Her boyfriend told officials she had gone walking with her two dogs earlier in the day.

The last time she spoke to him was late on Friday morning, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW).

Her boyfriend, who has not been named, returned home at 8.30pm and found the two dogs outside their home.

But his girlfriend, who has also not been named, was missing so he started searching for her.

He eventually found the body at around 9.30pm and then called emergency services to report the incident.

Wildlife officials called in a dog team to search the area and they soon found a female black bear with two cubs nearby.

The bears were killed and taken to a laboratory for a necropsy.

DNA evidence from the animals and the scene will be sent for testing in a forensic lab as well.

Cory Chick, the southwest region manager of the CPW, said: "Bear attacks are extremely rare.

"This is a tragic event and a sad reminder that bears are wild and potentially dangerous.

"Out of an abundance of caution, the bears were removed for public safety.

"We ask the public to report any encounter with an aggressive bear to CPW."

Officials asked people to avoid the area as they probed it for evidence.

Authorities say they have received a number of reports in the area of bear sightings during the last few weeks.]]>
Mon, 03 May 2021 08:12:09 +0000
The media must be sensitive to Nigeria's current situation - Buhari

Buhari in a statement issued on Sunday May 2 by his spokesman Femi Adesina ahead of the World Press Freedom day on May 3, said the media should not encourage incendiary words and actions that could further hurt our unity in diversity.

The President also pledged greater cooperation with the media to discharge its duties, in line with the theme of this year’s World Press Freedom Day, ‘Information as a Public Good.’

He said;

“The media must be sensitive to what we are going through as a country, and anything that would exacerbate the situation, and further inflame passions and emotions, should be avoided.

“The media needs to ensure that while informing, educating, entertaining and setting agenda for public discourse, it does not encourage incendiary words and actions that could further hurt our unity in diversity.

“Licentious freedom, the President says, is different from freedom with responsibility, and charges the Nigerian media to embrace the latter, rather than the former.

“He charges those who manage information for government to do everything in the public interest, while also encouraging the media to use the Freedom of Information Act available to make its jobs easier.

“The President submits that it is very vital to have access to reliable information in an era of misinformation, disinformation and hate speech, all to cause discord in society.”]]>
Mon, 03 May 2021 08:06:42 +0000
Police officer slashed in face with bottle during protests by Man United fans (photos)

The Red Devils were due to face Liverpool in the Premier League but the game was postponed after the fan protests turned bloody.

The policeman suffered a ‘significant slash wound’ to his face and required emergency hospital treatment, police said.

Flares were let off and bottles and barriers were thrown during the gatherings to protest against the billionaire owners of Manchester United, the Glazers.

Demonstrators outside the Manchester United ground became ‘especially aggressive and antagonistic towards police’ before a group of around 100 people then forced entry to the stadium, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.

Some United staff were forced to lock themselves in rooms as people scaled the stadium structure, the force said.

A senior officer has condemned the ‘reckless and dangerous’ behaviour.
Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson said: “The behaviour displayed today by those at both Old Trafford and The Lowry Hotel was reckless and dangerous.

“We understand the passion many supporters have for their team and we fully respect the right for peaceful protest. Plans were in place to ensure this could happen safely, but it soon became clear that many present had no intention of doing so peacefully.

“The actions of those today required us to take officers from front line policing and call in support from neighbouring forces to prevent the disorder getting worse.

“At different points, bottles and barriers were thrown, officers assaulted and people scaled the stadium structure creating risk for themselves and officers.”

The force are now looking for those responsible for the assaults and disorder and bosses have promised to pursue prosecution.

ACC Jackson added: “We have launched an investigation and we will be working closely alongside partners to ensure we establish the full circumstances surrounding today's events and prosecute those responsible.”

The anti-Glazer movement has gained huge momentum in recent weeks following their failed attempt to form part of a breakaway European Super League in April.

GMP say more than 1,000 gathered at Old Trafford and around 200 were present at The Lowry Hotel.

Mon, 03 May 2021 08:03:30 +0000
North Korea warns US and South Korea of 'crisis beyond control' in heated statements

In one statement, North Korea blasted US President Joe Biden for saying, in a speech to Congress on Thursday that Pyongyang's nuclear program presents "a serious threat to America's security and world security."

North Korea which is now a nuclear state, accused the US of engaging in "political chicanery" last week, when the State Department called North Korea "one of the most repressive and totalitarian states in the world."

Kwon Jong Gun, the director general of the Department of US Affairs at North Korea's Foreign Ministry, said Biden's remarks on North Korea during his speech were a "big blunder" that was indicative of an "outdated policy from Cold War-minded perspective and viewpoint."

North Korea's warnings come after Joe Biden's press secretary said on Friday the US had completed a months-long policy review on North Korea and it now plans to pursue a "calibrated, practical approach" that differs from the Trump administration's strategy of pursuing a grand bargain or the Obama administration's focus on "strategic patience."

"His statement clearly reflects his intent to keep enforcing the hostile policy toward the DPRK as it had been done by the US for over half a century," Kwon said, using the acronym for North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

"Now that what the keynote of the US new DPRK policy has become clear, we will be compelled to press for corresponding measures, and with time the US will find itself in a very grave situation."

Responding to the State Department's comments on human rights in North Korea, the North Korean Foreign Ministry said the US "has no right to even discuss human rights."

"The US, where innocent people lose their lives to social inequality and racism every day, where 580,000 people died of novel coronavirus, is itself a human rights wasteland," the statement read.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, in a separate statement also warned South Korea that it would face consequences after North Korean defectors used balloons to send leaflets into North Korean territory.

North Korea claims sending leaflets is a direct violation of the agreement reached at the Inter-Korean summit in April 2018. As part of the deal, both North and South Korea agreed to cease "all hostile acts and eliminating their means, including broadcasting through loudspeakers and distribution of leaflets" along their shared border.

Kim said North Korea could not hide its displeasure over the "sordid acts" carried out by the defectors, who she referred to as "human waste" and "dirty human scum."

"We regard the maneuvers committed by the human wastes in the south as a serious provocation against our state and will look into corresponding action," she said.

Kim said Pyongyang believed that Seoul gave "silent approval" to the defectors.

"Whatever decision we make and whatever actions we take, the responsibility for the consequences thereof will entirely rest with the South Korean authorities who stopped short of holding proper control of the dirty human scum," Kim said

Joe Biden and South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, are scheduled to meet in Washington later this month as they prepare to reveal their new strategy for North Korea.

Mon, 03 May 2021 07:53:14 +0000
Singer Skales marries his model fiancée, Hasanity

Skales had announced their engagement in March 2021. Their traditional wedding was attended by many celebrities including Tanzanian music star, Harmonize.

Sun, 02 May 2021 08:26:43 +0000
Kidnapped Kaduna minor killed after parents paid N5m ransom A little boy, Muhammad Kabir, who was kidnapped from his parents’ home in Kaduna state, has been found dead, seven days after he was taken and N5 million ransom was paid for his release.

DailyTrust reports that Kabir was taken from the Badarawa suburb of Kaduna North local government area and is believed to have been killed by his kidnappers, one of whom is said to be his neighbour. His body was found in drainage in Kano after a weeklong search and returned to Kaduna today May 1 for burial.

Sources in the community also said immediately the boy was declared missing, a search for him was done for days before a call came in from the kidnappers demanding N50m, and then later reduced the amount to N35m before finally agreeing to N5m.

Abdulrahman Kabir Magayaki, a brother to the victim, said late Kabir was taken away from their house to Zaria then to Kano State where his body was retrieved after the ransom was paid.

“One of the suspects that took the boy away was our neighbour while the ex-military personnel was also a resident in the community. They took him to Zaria from there to Kano where his body was retrieved inside drainage after they collected 5 million naira ransom,” he said.

Abdulrahman said the victim’s body was brought back to Kaduna and buried according to Islamic rites on Saturday May 1. Another resident, on condition of anonymity, said the victim must have been killed after he recognised the faces of his abductors since they all live in the same area.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Kaduna state police command, ASP Mohammed Jalige, said three suspects have been arrested in connection to the crime, including the neighbour.

He said they all confessed to the crime but said he cannot comment on the military background of one of the suspects until after the investigation is concluded.]]>
Sun, 02 May 2021 08:19:35 +0000
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's mum laid to rest(photo)

Her funeral mass took place at the St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Abba, the Bishop of Awka Catholic Diocese.

Chimamanda's husband, Ivara Esege, was present to show support and pay his last homage to his mother-in-law.

May her soul rest in peace, Amen. ]]>
Sun, 02 May 2021 08:16:27 +0000
Police arrests bribe-seeking officer in viral video

The video showed the officer asking for a bribe from a man who he stopped for driving without a tint permit.

In a tweet posted on its handle, the Police complaint unit said the erring officer has been arrested.

''The officer who was seen in this viral video behaving in an unprofessional and corrupt manner, has been identified, arrested, disarmed and detained for further investigation and disciplinary action. Ekiti PPRO.'']]>
Sun, 02 May 2021 08:10:55 +0000
Watch the CCTV footage of Baba Ijesha molesting his 14-year-old victim

Baba Ijesha has been in police custody after he was arrested for defiling the minor who is the foster daughter of comedienne, Princess.

Sun, 02 May 2021 08:07:42 +0000
Ghana to deport 494 Nigerians

Out of 507 illegal immigrants arrested in Ghana, 494 are Nigerians, David Fianko-Okyere, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and spokesperson for the Regional Police Command, said in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Bolgatanga.

The police spokesperson said the region had implemented a new strategy which included a 24-hour robust patrol on highways and swoops, especially in the Bolgatanga Township. He said the operation led to the arrest of 507 foreigners in the Bolgatanga Municipality and its environs who were citizens of Burkina Faso and Nigeria.

He said the residents of Bolgatanga attributed the rising crime in the region to alleged illegal activities of the foreigners.

He said preliminary investigations by the Ghana Police Service indicated that those arrested stayed in the country without proper documents but said the Ghana Immigration Service was in the process of processing all the foreigners before deporting them.]]>
Sat, 01 May 2021 08:24:30 +0000
Missing Person: Help find Stephen Ubadi Ikeji

Ubadi left his home at London Estate Port Harcourt in the morning of the fateful day and has not been seen since then.

Anybody with useful information about his whereabout should please contact Umuebele police station or the nearest police station in Port Harcourt. Also you can call the following phone numbers: 08138967543 and 08134001979.]]>
Sat, 01 May 2021 08:21:13 +0000
Singer, Davido celebrates Chioma on her birthday

Taking to his Instagram page, the singer wrote; ''All God's blessings on your birthday today! Make it a great one! Mama Ify!''

Rumours of Davido and Chioma splitting made the rounds online weeks ago after photos of Davido kissing American model, Mya, surfaced online on March 30. The photos generated a buzz online as it came after the pair were spotted holding hands at St. Marteen and report of the model visiting him in Lagos and Ghana between December 2020 and January 2021. Days later chioma deleted]]>
Sat, 01 May 2021 08:19:47 +0000
Suspected herdsmen kill five in fresh attack on Benue communities (photos)

It was gathered that three others including a pregnant woman were reportedly injured in the attack that happened in the early hours of Friday, April 30.

The armed herdsmen were said to have escaped with gunshot wounds after troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) trailed them to the Benue Nasarawa border and engaged them in a gun duel.

According to reports, the herdsmen first invaded Ahume Village along Makurdi/Naka Road but were dislodged by the troops who then stationed at the village to ward off a possible attack by the invaders.

One of the natives who identified himself as Fidelis told Tribune that while the troops were patrolling Ahume community, the herdsmen went further to Tse-Nyarei Village and started shooting in all direction killing five people and injuring others including a pregnant woman.

The native said that the five dead bodies have so far been recovered by security agencies, while three others including a pregnant woman were rescued alive with severe gunshot injuries even as many were said to still be missing.

Fidelis said that the dead bodies have been evacuated while the wounded were also taken to the hospital for treatment.

"There was a distress call that herdsmen attacked Ahume village along Makurdi-Naka road. As troops stationed in Kula village were alerted, the bandits ran to another village Tse Nyarei where they killed three people.," he said.

"Many others were injured. The soldiers followed and met the bandits at the river bank on the border between Benue and Nasarawa States where they exchanged fire with them. They however crossed the river and escaped into Nasarawa State.”]]>
Sat, 01 May 2021 08:17:01 +0000
Notorious bandit who led the abduction of Kankara schoolboys shot dead

Recall that a few days ago, LIB shared a report that Daudawa who in February repented from banditry and laid down his arms, went back to the crime in April.

Confirming his killing to Channels Television, the state Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs in Zamfara state, Abubakar Dauran, said Daudawa left Gusau day two days ago. He had reportedly told some people that he was going to attend one of his relatives’ wedding. However, he rustled over 100 cows and killed the herdsman in charge. Dauran said in retaliation, some people around the area organized and killed him too.]]>
Sat, 01 May 2021 08:13:55 +0000
'He asked her to remove her pant, he removed his pant and asked her to sit on his p*nis

In an interview with TVC on Friday, April 30, Princess said this isn't a case of molestation but rape. In her words;

No, she was raped. Immediately, she told us, she wrote a statement with the police, explained how it was done. He asked her to remove her pant, he removed his pant, asked her to sit on his p*enis and start riding him. Then she felt a wetness all over her body. He brought out a handkerchieft and cleaned it. He asked her to go and bring a towel to clean the remaining. Then he came about a day or two later to tell me that he brought food for us and I told him that I am not going outside.

He asked her to follow him to collect the food. When she bent down to collect the food, he inserted the key in her private part''

In a video she released during the week, Princess said the victim began to behave abnormal after the alleged incident as her grades started dropping in school and her character became quite strange. She said the victim only opened up recently to her to inform her on what the actor allegedly did to her when she was seven. Princess said to nab him in the act, she and other people lured him to her house where she had planted CCTV cameras. She said while in his house, Baba Ijesha attempted to molest her child again.]]>
Sat, 01 May 2021 07:50:14 +0000
Lovely photos of Regina Daniels with her husband, Ned Nwoko and their son, Munir
Thu, 29 Apr 2021 12:52:58 +0000
Tyson Fury vows to 'quit in his corner' if fight with Anthony Joshua goes past three rounds

Tyson Fury and Joshua are still in negotiations for an undisputed title clash in the summer but Fury in an early morning rant in his Last Vegas Hotel room on April 29 said he is so confident of an early victory against Joshua.

Fury promised the fight will not make it into the fourth round, one way or another.

Fury said: "While I'm on a rant, I may as well call out one more person; a big useless dosser, not a real fighting man, hype job, bodybuild, crossfit, big, ugly s***house.

"And that's Anthony Joshua. AJ, if you're out there let's make this fight happen you big dosser, you big s***house, bum dosser.

"I'm going to smash your face in too, and there's not one thing you can do about it. Prove me wrong sucker, prove me wrong.

"I'm No1, numero uno."

Fury then added: "Just been thinking, another message for AJ; AJ, if you go past three rounds with me, I'll quit in the corner.

"Because that's how confident I am of taking you cold out in the first two, three rounds. Out, like a light switch."

Joshua, 31, and Fury, 32, are signed to fight each other in a mouth watering multi-million dollar fight this summer but negotiations are not yet complete .]]>
Thu, 29 Apr 2021 12:48:14 +0000
Chelsea ready to sell Nigerian striker Tammy Abraham for £40m

According to a new report by The Telegraph, Haaland is top of Tuchel’s shopping list this summer even though the 20-year-old could cost upwards of £100million after netting 53 goals in just 56 games.

Chelsea, with an already overpaid squad, need to free up the wage budget, to get a deal over the line and could sacrifice Tammy Abraham, 23, for around £40m.

West Ham are known to be keen on the Delta State indigene who snubbed representing Nigeria for England.

Abraham has scored 30 goals in 81 games for the Blues but has fallen way down the pecking order since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in January.

It is also believed Chelsea are keen to sell Olivier Giroud who has also struggled for gametime under Tuchel.

Giroud will leave on a free transfer, bringing his three-and-a-half years in west London to an end, except Chelsea give him a new contract.

Abraham and Giroud’s exits will free up around £200,000-a-week in wages which they can use to pay Haaland ]]>
Thu, 29 Apr 2021 11:38:38 +0000
Police parade kidnappers of Ogun monarch, OOU students

The two female students of OOU were abducted on March 14, 2021, at their hostel while Chief Omotayo was kidnapped on his way from a meeting in Ijebu-Ode on March 20. Read HERE .He was later released after undisclosed amount was paid to the kidnappers.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Edward Ajogun, who paraded the suspects alongside suspected armed robbers at the police headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta on Wednesday, April 28, said they were apprehended two days after the students were released.

The suspects, Umaru Usman, Mohammed Bello, and Babuga Abubakar, 40, also confessed to a series of kidnap cases in the Ayetoro, Olorunda, and Imeko areas.

CP Ajogun disclosed that the suspects confessed that they were behind the kidnap of a doctor and a nurse on the Abeokuta-Imeko Road.

"They admitted to the kidnap of the two Olabisi Onabanjo University students in Ayetoro. They confessed that a female doctor and a nurse were kidnapped on 7th of April 2021 along with Olubo village along Abeokuta -Imeko road by them," he stated.

They also confessed to kidnapping one Mrs. Yemi Ojedapo at Olodo village, who painfully, they had to kill because she recognized them.

"One Babuga Abubakar who is their informant confessed that he supplied information on victims to the gang for ease of operation," he added.

The Commissioner of Police also paraded two suspected kidnappers behind the abduction of Chief Omotayo, the community leader in Imope.

The police boss said Nura Bello, 27, and his partner Abubakar Bello, 26, who have all confessed to the abduction of the community leader and also to several cases of kidnapping in the Ijebu area.

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 11:34:42 +0000
Women lost $800 billion in income last year, more than the combined GDP of 98 countries

According to a new report from Oxfam International, the massive financial losses of women is much more than the combined gross domestic products of 98 countries, the $700 billion market capitalization Amazon topped last year and the nearly $721.5 billion that the US government spent in it's 2020 defense budget.

"Economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic is having a harsher impact on women, who are disproportionately represented in sectors offering low wages, few benefits and the least secure jobs," said Gabriela Bucher, executive director of Oxfam International.

"Instead of righting that wrong, governments treated women's jobs as dispensable -- and that has come at a cost of at least $800 billion in lost wages for those in formal employment."

The organization cites the total income loss as a "conservative estimate" that doesn't account for "wages lost by the millions of women working in the informal economy" -- which they describe as domestic workers, market vendors and garment workers.

"Covid-19 has dealt a striking blow to recent gains for women in the workforce," Bucher said.

According to OxFam, women account for more than 64 million jobs lost last year. That's 5% of all jobs held by women, compared to a 3.9% loss for men.

"We were facing a crisis of inequality before 2020 and that's now exploded. That's as a result of a lack of attention to gender sensitive policy making and leaving women on their own to cope with this crisis and to absorb the systemic failures that have led us to this point," said Mara Bolis, associate director of Women's Economic Empowerment at Oxfam America.

Even before the pandemic, women only earn 77 cents per every dollar that men make, according to the United Nations. And now the coronavirus crisis has only made the gender pay gap even worse.]]>
Thu, 29 Apr 2021 11:32:29 +0000
Man's penis cut off and fed to pigs after he allegedly tried to rape his niece

The man, from Olhos D'Agua in Brazil, was drunk when he allegedly attempted to attack his 20-year-old niece who managed to fight off his advances and fled before he then staggered home and went to sleep.

Enraged, the niece's boyfriend and his cousin did not call the police and took matters into their own hands.

The pair asked him if he could join them in a nearby sugarcane field where they planned to castrate some pigs but the two men attacked him instead, it is reported.

After beating him unconscious, they removed his trousers and cut off his penis and testicles, reports allege.

When the man regained consciousness, he called an ambulance and was taken to Doutor Gil Alves Municipal Hospital in Bocaiuva, where medics managed to stop the bleeding, saving his life.

Surgeons then struggled to reconstruct his urinary tract, so that the man could relieve himself, but they say there is no hope of replacing anything that he lost after it was apparently thrown to the pigs and eaten.

According to police officer Michael Stephan da Silva, the force searched for the missing penis but did not find it and believed it had indeed been eaten by the animals.

Surgeon Felipe Lobo said: "It was like something out of a scene from a Dante novel.

"His penis and scrotum had been severed and his external genitalia was completely missing.

"All we could do was stem the bleeding, give him a blood transfusion and clean the wound."

The man is now on antibiotics and will be able to leave the hospital in two to four days.

The two suspects have been arrested. It is unclear if the man whose genitals were removed is to be charged with attempted rape.]]>
Wed, 28 Apr 2021 13:26:00 +0000
Lizzo showcases her famous curves in a tiger-print bikini to celebrate her 33rd birthday

The singer wrote in one post: "Another year for the history books and anotha look for ya mood board B**CH. thanks for all the bday wishes"]]>
Wed, 28 Apr 2021 13:21:38 +0000
Woman 'kills' man and his dog in a hit and run accident while fleeing from another hit

The incident occurred on the evening of Sunday, April 25, shortly before 8 p.m. in Sandy Springs, Georgia.

Police responded to the hit-and-run incident involving a pedestrian, named 25-year-old Michael Farmer of Sandy Springs and his dog, a Catahoula named Bruce.

Police investigation found that Farmer was walking his dog on Hammond Drive near Glenridge Drive in Sandy Springs when a white sedan traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed struck the victim and fled the scene, according to a statement from Sandy Springs Police Department.

Farmer and his dog both died in the accident as a result of the injuries suffered in the collision.

However, during the course of the investigation, Sandy Springs Police Traffic Investigators found that the exact same vehicle had been involved in another hit-and-run incident with a vehicle only minutes before running over Farmer and his dog.

“Sandy Springs Police Traffic Investigators learned that minutes prior to this deadly incident, the same hit-and-run vehicle had been involved in an additional hit-and-run crash with another vehicle while in the area of Roswell Road and I-285,” Sandy Springs Police Department said in a statement on social media.

“The suspect was fleeing the first incident at a high-rate of speed when it struck the pedestrian and his dog; causing fatal injuries to both.”

Sandy Springs Police Department identified the vehicle as a 2020 white Chevy Malibu with Florida tags and were also able to find the vehicle and the owner, 38-year-old Dominque Houston of Newnan, Georgia about 50 miles south of Sandy Springs before placing her under arrest.

Houston was then taken into custody, interviewed by authorities, and subsequently charged with vehicular homicide in the first degree, reckless driving, two counts of hit and run, and one count of following too closely.

She has now been booked into the Fulton County Jail and is awaiting prosecution.

Wed, 28 Apr 2021 13:15:16 +0000
Warri-based woman says girls are the 'king of soap' and bath in cemeteries

In a trending video, the lady said Warri girls go to the cemetery to take their bath. She also claimed that some use the water they used to wash their private parts to cook for people to eat at Enerhen junction in Warri.]]>
Wed, 28 Apr 2021 13:12:00 +0000
Man arrested for carrying a condom containing sperm; Nigerians react

The brother of the arrested man had gone on Twitter to complain about his brother's arrest.

He tweeted: "SARS AT SARS ROAD has been holding my brother since yday night that they saw him with condom. He slept here and we’ve been looking for him, we only discovered this morning and they are asking for money!!!!"]]>
Wed, 28 Apr 2021 13:10:02 +0000
Singer Rema splashes $40k (N15m) on VVS diamond chain Wed, 28 Apr 2021 13:06:53 +0000 So much bad news in Nigeria every day, we've become numb to it - Banky W

The singer in his tweet stated that Nigerians are now numb to the bad news coming from different sections of the country. He further added that "it's like we are in an abusive relationship with the country we love."

Banky W tweeted;

So much bad news in Nigeria every day... we've become numb to it. If it's not murder and kidnapping, it's unrest and people unfit for office calling the shots. It's like we are in an abusive relationship with the country we love. It's exhausting. It's draining. It's depressing.]]>
Tue, 27 Apr 2021 12:56:30 +0000
77 inmates of IOWA prison given overdoses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine

The incident took place at the state’s maximum-security prison at Fort Madison where some inmates may have received six times the normal dose, the Iowa Department of Corrections confirmed.

None of the inmates became ill enough to need outside medical treatment or hospitalisation, said spokesman Cord Overton.

“The large majority of inmates continue to have very minor symptoms consistent with those that receive the recommended dose of the vaccine,” Mr Overton told The Des Moines Register.

“These include sore arm, body aches, and one inmate has experienced a low-grade fever, which was treatable with Tylenol.”

Following the incident, prison officials have consulted with experts at the University of Iowa, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Pfizer.

Experts have said that the prisoners should be monitored for 48 hours but that “they did not expect any inmates to have severe reactions.”

The two nurses who delivered the vaccine doses have been placed on administrative leave while an investigation is carried out.]]>
Tue, 27 Apr 2021 12:54:14 +0000
Straight Nigerian woman marries gay best friend but claim they never have sex (photos)

Deidre Olsen, 30, and her model friend Chiderah Sunny, 25, both from Canada, felt "instant chemistry" when they met two years ago.

They left their hometown in June 2020 and now live together in Germany with writer Deidre's 13-year-old dog.

Their relationship turned into something more when the pair decided to get married on February 25, 2021.

The couple first met on a Hinge date where they knew they were soulmates. They said it was an instant connection.

Chiderah, who is of Nigerian descent, realized she was straight but still proposed to Deidre with just three of their close friends attending their wedding.

Now they are in the process of filing paperwork to be legally married.

Chiderah told FEMAIL: "I knew I loved Deidre when we first moved to Berlin.

"Everything was just so magical and fell into place so beautifully.

"My perception of marriage has changed. It's not rooted in romantic love, which I was conditioned to believe."

The pair both seek "casual sex and companionship" elsewhere and insist they're open to evolving their relationship.

Deidre added: "We realised we were soulmates when we moved to Germany, given how much magic happens when we are together.

''Prior to meeting Chiderah, I'd never known anyone who had such a powerful impact on my life. With her, mountains move."

Chiderah popped the question to Deidre after the pair moved to Berlin.

The pair exchanged vows on Deidre's 30th birthday in February during lockdown with the couple holding a ceremony in their flat.

Although the pair have had some negative responses to their relationship, their family and friends are supportive of their decisions.

Deidre said: "They want us to be happy most of all, no matter what that means.

"Our story has sparked conversations and galvanised people to re-imagine relationships."

The pair have considered starting a family together after recently welcoming a second dog into their home.

The couple also want to try co-parenting at some point.

Chiderah concluded: "We've discussed co-parenting, maybe even with friends, because we believe it takes a village to raise a family."]]>
Tue, 27 Apr 2021 12:52:00 +0000
Unidentified driver reportedly found shot dead in vehicle in Owerri

It was gathered that the 14-seater bus was found along Bank Road on Tuesday morning, April 27.

Details on the incident are still sketchy, however, eyewitnesses claimed that a pig was spotted inside the vehicle. ]]>
Tue, 27 Apr 2021 12:47:29 +0000
Gunmen raze Federal High court Abakaliki (photos)
The assailants stormed the court complex in the early hours of Tuesday April 27, shooting sporadically before setting the library and security sections of the building on fire. The building is located along the Enugu/Abakaliki Highway opposite the state People’s Democratic Party (PDP) State office.

No death was recorded but two of the three security guards on duty were said to have sustained minor injuries.

The South-East has been experiencing violent attacks by gunmen in recent times.]]>
Tue, 27 Apr 2021 12:45:58 +0000
"Sleeping on my bed at long last, straight from jail" - Akuapem Poloo

The Ghanaian actress was sentenced to 90 days in jail for posing nude with her 7-year-old son.

However, on Wednesday, April 21, an Accra High Court granted her bail at GH¢80,000 with two sureties, pending an appeal by her lawyer Andy Vortia.

She has now returned home and she thanked everyone for their support]]>
Mon, 26 Apr 2021 10:39:20 +0000
Suspected thief nabbed while attempting to steal car from church in Akwa Ibom

It was gathered that the suspect succeeded in unlocking the car with a master key and was about to abscond with it when he was caught, severely beaten and handed over to the Police.

According to an eyewitness, Oduononwi Abidiak, the car belongs to a visitor who came for a child dedication service. His report below:

"God today prove Himself a mighty God at Hill Top Church of Christ Afaha Oku, Uyo as he put to shame the devil.

"The pictures you are seeing here shown a young guy who almost absconded with a Toyota Camry belonging to a visitor who join us at HillTop Church of Christ, Afaha Oku for a child dedication service while service was ongoing. He was caught after he succeeded unlocking the car with a master key and trying to move.

"He was invaded by the youth of the community, who beat him to coma and almost burn him up if not for the intervention of the church who alerted men of Nigerian police. He has been handedover to the Nigerian police. To the Glory of God he was disappointed"]]>
Mon, 26 Apr 2021 10:37:03 +0000
"My marriage has been through hell" Charly Boy writes

He said that even his 40-something-year-old marriage hasn't been easy but he and his wife agreed to never give up on each other.

He said every marriage has its issues, including his.

Sharing a photo his took with his wife Lady D, he wrote:

Some people think say marriage na moimoi.
How dem fit know say no be everybody God create go marry.

I don swim many rivers for dis
my 40sometin year marriage.

Don’t for one minute think our marriage is made in heaven. It has been through Hell many times over, we still dey patch am, e still dey leak.
We have our issues, problems and challenges.(never for public consumption)
We disagree on many things smtimes.

The ONLY Thing we basically Agree on, is never to give up on each other.
We both go die here I think

Biko enjoy ur weekend for marriage is management.

May God bless your Union too.]]>
Mon, 26 Apr 2021 10:34:10 +0000
Football icons, Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame is the highest individual honour awarded to players by the League and celebrates the talent and achievements of standout professionals who have featured in the division since its creation in 1992. To be eligible, players must have been retired as of August 1, 2020.

Former Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United striker, Shearer still holds the record as the Premier League's highest scorer with 260 goals in 441 appearances across 14 seasons.

He won the title with Blackburn under Kenny Dalglish in the 1994/95 campaign and went on to score 148 times in the top flight during 10 years at his boyhood club Newcastle from 1996 to 2006.

The former England forward is a three-time Golden Boot winner and remains the only player to have reached 100 Premier League goals for two different clubs.

Shearer said: "When you look at some of the unbelievable players to have graced the Premier League - week in, week out, year in, year out - I feel very honoured to join the Hall of Fame. I have to thank all of my team-mates, as well as the managers and coaches that I've worked with.

"All I ever wanted to be was a professional footballer. It was my dream to do that, my dream to win trophies and my dream to score at St James' Park, to wear the number nine black-and-white shirt and it was fantastic. I enjoyed every minute of it."

Henry scored a club record 175 Premier League goals in 258 appearances for Arsenal and was the league's top scorer in a season a record four times.

The Frenchman won the Golden Boot award a record four times and scored a club-record 175 Premier League goals in 258 appearances for the Gunners.

He scored over 20 Premier League goals in five campaigns in a row between 2001 and 2006. Henry also surpassed Ian Wright's total of 185 goals in all competitions to become Arsenal's all-time record scorer (with 228) during his time in north London.

Henry said: "To be inducted alongside Alan Shearer as the two first inductees into the Premier League Hall of Fame is more than special.

"When I was young, I was just trying to make sure I could get a pair of boots and now we're talking about the Hall of Fame. During my career I wanted to play hard and make sure I was fighting for the cause, because that's all the fans want to see.

"If you asked me at the start of my career about entering the Hall of Fame, I wouldn't have believed you. It's an amazing honour."]]>
Mon, 26 Apr 2021 10:32:39 +0000
"Many girls have left their relationship because of me" - Ric Hassani speaks

Speaking on the NaijaTalk Podcast with LITV hosts, the Thunder Fire You singer said he now has to watch what he sings because many women have told him they left their relationships or marriages after listening to his song and realising they deserve to be with a gentleman like him.

"I have people that'll tell me, 'I heard your song and your song made me leave my husband'.

" 'When I heard the song, I just knew I needed a Gentleman, I had to leave my husband because..' I'm telling you oh.

"Many girls have really left their relationship because of me. That's why I have to be sure of what I'm saying."

He went on to talk about afrobeats, rising to stardom without having a record label and more.

NaijaTalk Podcast is brought to you by Linda Ikeji TV and sponsored by Tangerine Life.

Mon, 26 Apr 2021 10:29:44 +0000
Monster truck carries DMX casket as thousands of bikers escort his remains
On Saturday, April 24, DMX’s casket was put on the back of a monster truck as thousands of bikers led the funeral procession from his birthplace in New York to Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center for his memorial service.

The monster truck was emblazoned with the words “Long Live DMX” across the side and the “Ruff Ryders” logo at the back.

The private memorial is restricted to only friends and family because of the coronavirus, and it will be livestreamed on YouTube. His funeral is at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 25. ]]>
Sun, 25 Apr 2021 10:02:33 +0000
14 year old boy arrested after 14 year old girl was dragged into bushes and raped

Police say the victim was targeted as she walked on open land to the south of Westleigh Park in Leigh, Wigan, UK on Thursday afternoon, April 22.

The incident took place between 4pm and 5.30pm as the girl was approached by a male and pulled into bushes.

Following an appeal for information, police arrested a 14-year-old boy today, Saturday and are currently questioning him.

The girl is also currently being cared for by child services.

The identities of both teenages have not been disclosed...

Superintendent Mark Kenny said: ‘This has been a fast-paced investigation and as a result of our enquiries we have now made an arrest.

‘While people in the area will continue to see an increased police presence this evening and over the coming days, I would like to stress that we don’t consider there to be any wider threat to the public following this attack.

‘At this stage of our investigations, we are not seeking anyone further in connection with this incident. ‘However, I’d like to encourage anyone with information to still get in touch, if you have not done so already.

‘I would also like to thank those members of the public who have already come forward with information. ‘Our thoughts remain with the girl and her family as she continues to receive specialist care.’

Sun, 25 Apr 2021 09:59:25 +0000
78% of Nigerian power consumers get less than 12-hour daily supply — World Bank

The bank disclosed this in its Power Sector Recovery Programme (PSRP) Opinion Research Fact Sheet obtained in Abuja, stating that the findings were done after a thorough survey conducted by the financial institution.

Providing highlights from its findings and analysis of the PSRP, the World bank said 93 per cent of consumers paid their electricity bills regularly whenever their units were exhausted.

It said, “Seventy-six per cent (power users are) willing to pay more for electricity if supply improves. Sixty-seven per cent agree that electricity theft is a big issue and affects quality of supply.

“Fifty-eight per cent do not have a meter to measure electricity use. Seventy-eight per cent have less than 12 hours daily access to electricity. Sixty-two per cent do not believe that the power sector is being managed efficiently.”

It added, “Seventy-four per cent are dissatisfied with electricity supply. Eighty-seven per cent are unaware of ongoing reforms (PSRP) in the power sector.

“Fifty-three per cent do not receive adequate customer service from Discos (distribution companies). Eighty-two per cent are unaware of tariff band classifications.”

“Metering is a key concern nationwide – respondents were generally dissatisfied with the metering system. Electricity tariff is a nationwide concern.

“There should be significant improvement in service delivery before increase in tariff. Majority of respondents are unaware of the key policies and activities of government and operators.”

It added, “Electricity theft and vandalism are major issues and impact significantly on the quality of power supply.

“Respondents express high level of distrust with regards to government’s commitment to improving power supply.”]]>
Sun, 25 Apr 2021 09:57:05 +0000
Security agents kill IPOB militia commander and others in sting operation (photos)

According to police sources, the Insurgents are responsible for the attack on the Imo State Police Headquarters and the headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Service on 5th April 2021. They allegedly also carried out series of calculated, violent attacks on security personnel and formations in the southeast and South-South region of the country.

According to the police, as the security forces approached the base of the insurgents, they came under rapid fire from the group. In a bold and clinical response, the joint security forces fought back gallantly.

The Forces eventually neutralized the overall commander of the insurgents in the Southeast is popularly known as Ikonso Commander and six (6) other armed fighters of the insurgent group. Commander Ikonso is known as the Vice President-designate as well as the coordinator of all the militia operations of the group. He is alleged to be the mastermind and coordinator of the attack on the Imo Police Headquarters and several other attacks on security and military personnel and facilities on April 5.

The police say the operation is part of a deliberate effort by the Police and other security forces to quell the activities of insurgents in Imo State and other States of the South East and South-South region of the country.

After the fierce gun battle, the security team recovered the remains of Ikonso Commander and the six (6) of his fighters. Several sophisticated weapons including six(6) AK47 rifles, hundreds of ammunition of different caliber, and lots of charms including bullet Proof charms were recovered from the insurgents.

Sun, 25 Apr 2021 09:55:28 +0000
Boko Haram cuts off network in Acting IGP's hometown

Daily Trust reported that the attackers first struck on Friday evening but they took cover following air strikes from the military.

Ali Maina, one of the residents told the publication that after the Air Force jet which hovered around the town left, the insurgents returned.

Maina said;

“They wreaked havoc on the town this morning. We can see buildings burning and they forced several shops opened carting away food items.

“We are more frightened this time around, because we don’t know their mission. We are cut off from both MTN and Airtel services obviously they have tampered with the system.

“We are currently at the mercy of God praying for protection, they have more than 15 Hilux vehicles. Security forces need to do more to tackle this attacks.”

Police spokesman in Yobe state, Dungus Abdulkarim confirmed the attack and also disclosed that letters with mixture of both Arabic and Hausa inscriptions, advocating the establishment of Islamic State were dropped all over the town by the insurgents.]]>
Sun, 25 Apr 2021 09:49:02 +0000
Woman ends up in hospital after sex with husband leads to 'never-ending orgasm'

Liz and her partner Eric shared the bizarre tale on TLC's Sex Sent Me To The ER.

They recalled having a bit of morning sex when she began to orgasm. The orgasm went on and on for hours.

They began to panic and an hour and a half into the orgasm Liz tried everything to stop the sensation.

"I started hopping up and down to see if that would do anything," Liz says while recalling the experience.

She said nothing worked, not even a large glass of red wine or antihistamines.

Liz says: "I had to call in and tell my boss that I wasn't feeling very well.

"I ended up calling every medical professional I've ever seen in my life to try and get somebody to give me an answer!"

Eric told her they would have to go to the hospital.

Medics were just about to write a prescription for valium when the orgasm spontaneously stopped, more than four hours after it started.

Liz says: "At first, it was just sheer disbelief. I didn't believe it and I was afraid that it was going to start right back up."

Unfortunately, the weird problem returned and Liz now needs medication daily to stop random embarrassing and debilitating orgasms in public and at home.

She explained: "Initially, it was just like after sex, and then it got to the point where I would be doing whatever – watching TV, walking down the street – and I would have an orgasm out of the blue.

"I would have as many as 12 spontaneous prolonged orgasms in one day."

The medicine eventually got her orgasms under control.

Liz says: "I got down to where I was having them only daily, and then I was having them only every other day, and then it was about once a week, and then maybe it was about once a month."]]>
Sat, 24 Apr 2021 12:16:27 +0000
Derek Chauvin to be sentenced on June 16 for killing George Floyd

The sentencing will take place at 1:30 p.m. CT, according to the court schedule.

The calendar update came three days after a jury found Chauvin, 45, guilty on charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.

Chauvin’s attorneys will have 60 days to appeal the outcome.

Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, died after Chauvin kneeled on his neck for more than nine minutes during an arrest on May 25, 2020. Video of the incident sparked a nationwide protest movement against police brutality and racism.

Chauvin faces a minimum sentence of 12.5 years and a maximum of 40 years if he serves terms for each charge concurrently. If served consecutively, he faces between 29 and 75 years. ]]>
Sat, 24 Apr 2021 12:14:15 +0000
Manchester United make contact with Cristiano Ronaldo's agent over return this summer

Ronaldo's future at Juventus has been in doubt ever since their shock Champions League exit at the hands of Porto last month.

Juventus nine-year dominance of the Italian Serie A also appears to be coming to an end as they sit 11 points behind leaders Inter Milan with just six games remaining.

The front page of Italian newspaper, Gazzetta dello Sport claims United have made contact as Juventus' current poor run has left the 36-year-old angry and tired of playing for a side that has not been able to match his ambitions this season. ]]>
Sat, 24 Apr 2021 12:12:05 +0000
DonJazzy slams married men who disrespect their wives because they paid their brideprice

Describing such an action as a ''shallow mindset'', DonJazzy wrote;

''So apparently some of the men that disrespect and treat their wives like shit do so becos they paid some useless bride price. Kai how do we educate the multitude with this shallow mindset?''

DonJazzy slams married men who disrespect their wives because they paid their brideprice

Sat, 24 Apr 2021 12:07:27 +0000
Jealous businessman shoots wife's friend and suspected lover dead, injures wife

Commutalk reported that 35-year-old businessman Peter Dube shot and killed his second wife’s friend Gamuchirai Mudungwe and another male companion, only identified as Shelton. Dube also shot and seriously injured his second wife Nyasha Nharingo (31) and her sister Nyaradzo Nharingo (34).

It was gathered that Dube was involved in a heated dispute with Nyasha whom he suspected of infidelity. He is said to have been incensed when he learned that his wife and sister together with Gamuchirai and Shelton had travelled to Masvingo together without informing him, ostensibly to collect Nyaradzo’s passport.

An eyewitness said;

“At around 2000hrs, Dube armed with an unknown type of firearm went to number 11 Bensam Flats Main Street where an argument ensued accusing his second wife of having an affair with Shelton.”

Gamuchirai was said to have been called in by her friend and went to the flat to try to help diffuse the situation. Unfortunately, Dube went berserk and started shooting. Gamuchirai was caught in the crossfire and died after being shot in the chest.

The eyewitness added;

“Dube then went downstairs and shot Shelton who was seated in the car once on the head and he is reported to have died instantly.

“He went back upstairs where he met Gamuchirai on the door and shot her on the chest and she died before proceeding to shoot Nyasha on the neck, also shooting Nyaradzo on the head and [they] are battling for life at Gweru Provincial Hospital.”

Dube reportedly fled the scene after the shooting and is yet to be apprehended. The murderous shootings were reported to the police by Dube’s young brother Advance Dube and his first wife Jestina Chawana. They are reported to have witnessed part of the bloodbath.

Sat, 24 Apr 2021 12:05:46 +0000
Gunmen raze Governor Hope Uzodinma’s country home, kill two of his security aides
Two of his security aides were killed by the gunmen who also set the building on fire. Cars and other valuables in the building were affected by the ensuing inferno. Efforts are currently being made to stop the fire.]]>
Sat, 24 Apr 2021 12:02:56 +0000
Lesbian seeks for protection against her ex-lover who she accused of threatening her

B-Metro reported that Linda Sphiwe Mpofu from Bulawayo’s Barbourfields suburb approached Bulawayo Civil Court to seek for protection against her ex-lover Brenda Mugabazi, who she accused of being violent, abusive and now stalking her and threatening her for daring to end the relationship.

Linda accused Brenda of having an insatiable sexual appetite and always demanding sex from her despite the fact that they are no longer together. She also alleged that Brenda is always demanding for sex as a way of punishing her for leaving her.

She added;

“I have been living a lesbian life with Brenda (Mugabazi) who forced me into it and I have realised that I cannot continue with it… I am begging the honourable court to grant me a protection order against her…This is because I want to live a normal life again.

“On 25 December 2020, she beat me up and I sustained a swollen left knee and foot and I am still limping up to now. Whenever she meets me, she harasses me and declares that I can’t leave her."

Even though she was granted an interim protection order in January, Linda said her situation had worsened as Brenda has been constantly threatening her and insisting that she will never let her go because she (Linda) is her wife.

Magistrate Nkosinomusa Ncube who presided over the case, said the January interim protection order was now a final protection order and warned Brenda to stay away from Linda. She also cautioned her not to communicate with Linda in any way or she would be arrested for violating the protection order.

Sat, 24 Apr 2021 12:01:26 +0000
Houseboy hacks his madam to death with machete in Ondo, carts away her valuables

The State Commissioner of Police, CP Bolaji Salami, disclosed this on Thursday, April 22, while parading the suspect and his accomplice Goodness Ekpe, before newsmen in Akure.

According to the CP, the suspect hacked his madam to death with a machete while she was sleeping on March 29, 2021, at Ifokanbale Street, Ondo town.

The CP said the houseboy received information from Goodness Ekpe, his town boy, who also work at Ondo town, that the late woman was keeping a huge sum of money in the house and this was why he carried out the dastardly act.

"Akpan carted away the sum of N3,500 two phones, some jewelries and generator from the house before he absconded,” he added.

Akpan and Goodness were later apprehended at a village in Ogun state where police detectives trailed them to after committing the dastardly act.

The police boss said aside the cash of N3,500 carted away by the suspects, two telephones, jewelries, and a generator were also stolen from the house of the deceased.

The Commissioner said that the two suspects would be charged to court after investigation is completed.

Speaking to newsman, Akpan blamed the devil, adding that it was his town boy that pushed him to kill his employer.

"It was the devil that pushed me to kill my madam. l received information from my town boy Goodness that my madam has been keeping a lot of money in the house. He told me to kill her so that we can steal the money and run away," he said.

Akpan, who said he had worked with the deceased for three years before he killed her, said he did not find any huge money in the house.

But Goodness denied asking Akpan to kill her madam.]]>
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 10:08:50 +0000
Woman ambushed and shot dead her ex-girlfriend on NYC street

Nichelle Thomas, 52, was shot in the head just before 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, outside a bodega at Fourth Avenue and St. Marks Place in Park Slope.

The shooting was captured on surveillance video. it shows a woman wearing all black running up behind the victim. The woman then pulls a gun and shoots the victim point-blank in the head before fleeing.

Thomas is seen falling to the ground. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The suspect, Latisha Bell, accompanied by her criminal defense attorney, turned herself in at the 78th Precinct police station hours later.

Police say the women used to be in a relationship. It isn't clear when they broke up.

The fatal shooting was the first recorded in the Park Slope neighborhood this year, according to the NYPD.]]>
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 10:05:51 +0000
Akuapem Poloo lands in Nsawam Prison despite bail

Akuapem was sentenced to 90 days in jail by an Accra Circuit Court for the publication of a nude picture with her seven-year-old son in June 2020.

On Wednesday, April 21, an Accra High Court granted her bail at GH¢80,000 with two sureties, pending an appeal by her lawyer Andy Vortia.

However, in a new development, Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Prisons Service ASP Samuel Kofi Opoku, in an interview with Christian Agyei Frimpong, host of Onua FM’s entertainment talk show Anigye Mmre, confirmed that Akuapem Poloo is currently in their custody at the Nsawam Female Prisons.

According to ASP Samuel Kofi Opoku, Akuapem Poloo was brought to them Thursday, April 22.]]>
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 10:04:42 +0000
Nigeria overtakes Congo as worst in global access to electricity

World Bank Group officials who made the announcement during a virtual engagement with power reporters in Abuja on the Power Sector Recovery Programme (PSRP), said Nigeria has 25 percent of people without access to electricity.

The international financial agency's officials revealed that while electrification in the country has been growing at 1.1% yearly since 2010, it has not kept pace with the population growth of 3% yearly. This has increased the deficit by 3 million people to 85m which is 57% of the population.

The group said;

“Nigeria now has the largest number of unelectrified people globally and the trend is worsening; of the electrified, the supply is very unreliable with widespread blackouts.

“Nigeria now has 25% more unelectrified people than the 2nd most unelectrified country (DRC – in absolute terms).”

WBG Practice Manager, West and Central Africa Energy, Ashish Khanna who made the presentation added;

“The power sector is operationally inefficient with unreliable supply exacerbated by high losses and lack of payment discipline.

“Businesses in Nigeria lose about $29 billion annually because of unreliable electricity while Nigerian utilities get paid for only a half of electricity they receive.”

The group also said that its PSRP intervention is helping to change the narrative. It approved $1.25bn between June 2020 and February 2021 to reset the power sector. The bank also said to achieve universal access to electricity by 2030, Nigeria would need to connect over 1 million households yearly while devising means to ensure consumers pay for the electricity consumed.]]>
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 09:55:50 +0000
Kim Kardashian shares sexy bikini photos of herself studying in the sun

In new photos, shared on her Instagram page, the mother of four was pictured studying in the sun while rocking a barely-there bikini with a stylish Chanel headscarf.

She wrote in her caption: "Studying in the Sun."

Kim, who is currently going through a divorce with her ex-husband, Kanye West, announced in 2019 that she wanted to become a lawyer, following in the footsteps of her late father Robert Kardashian.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 09:52:03 +0000
Presidency says it stands behind Pantami

There have been calls for Pantami to resign because of his past statements and actions showing his support for Islamic extremist views.

The presidency described the call for Pantami's resignation as an orchestrated attempt to "cancel" him.

In a statement issued by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the Presidency alleged that the recent calls for the sack or resignation of the minister is being sponsored by the opposition and some unnamed Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies.

According to the statement, Pantami made enemies because he tried to put Nigeria first and had initiated plans and policies that would profit the public.

It acknowledged that the comments made by Pantami were wrong and in bad taste but said the minister had repented from the views and also apologised, adding that they were youthful errors.

The statement reads: "Today, there is an unfortunate fashion in public discourse that makes leaders in politics, religion, and civil society liable in the present for every statement they have ever made in the past – no matter how long ago, and even after they have later rejected them.

"This insidious phenomenon seeks to cancel the careers of others on the basis of a thing they have said, regardless of when they said it.

"The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy is, currently, subject to a 'cancel campaign' instigated by those who seek his removal. They do not really care what he may or may not have said some 20 years ago: that is merely the instrument they are using to attempt to 'cancel' him. But they will profit should he be stopped from making decisions that improve the lives of everyday Nigerians.

"The Minister has, rightly, apologized for what he said in the early 2000s. The views were absolutely unacceptable then, and would be equally unacceptable today, were he to repeat them. But he will not repeat them – for he has publicly and permanently condemned his earlier utterances as wrong.

"In the 2000s, the minister was a man in his twenties; next year he will be 50. Time has passed, and people and their opinions – often rightly – change.

"But all discerning Nigerians know this manufactured dispute is nothing to do with the minister’s prior words, but solely concern his actions in the present."

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 09:48:01 +0000
'It would have been a historic error not to join Super League' - Barcelona

Barca were one of the 12 founding clubs to initially sign up to the European Super League, which has fallen apart over the last few days amid fierce protests from fans and high profile figures in the sports world.

Eight teams including the premier league's top six, have already officially withdrawn from the super league, however, Barca have said that they remain committed to the project, but admitted the public reaction must be taken into account with regards to how the initiative now moves forward.

Barcelona released an official statement on their website, which reads: "FC Barcelona shares the view of most major European football clubs, and even more so given the current socio-economic climate, that there is a need for structural reforms to guarantee the financial sustainability and feasibility of world football by improving the product that is offered to fans around the world and by consolidating and even increasing the fan base on which this sport is sustained, which is its mainstay and greatest strength.

"In this context, the FC Barcelona Board of Directors accepted, as a matter of immediate urgency, the offer to form part, as the founding member, of the Super League, a competition designed to improve the quality and attractiveness of the product offered to the football fans and, at the same time, and as one of FC Barcelona's most inalienable principles, seek new formulas for solidarity with the football family as a whole.

"The decision was made in the conviction that it would have been a historical error to turn down the opportunity to be part of this project as one of its founding members. As one of the world's top sports club, our intention shall always be to be at the forefront, this being an indispensable part of the club's identity and its sporting, social and institutional spirit.

"In whatever case, FC Barcelona, as a club that always has been and always shall be owned by each and every one of its members, expressly reserved the right to submit such an important decision to the final approval of its competent social bodies following careful and very necessary study of the proposal."

The statement continues: "Given the public reaction that the aforementioned project has generated in many and various spheres, there is no question that FC Barcelona appreciates that a much more in-depth analysis is required into the reasons that have caused this reaction in order to reconsider, if necessary, and to the required extent, the proposal as originally formulated and resolve all those issues, always for the good of the general interest of the football world. Such in-depth analysis needs time and the necessary composure to avoid taking any rash action.

"We feel it is equally important to highlight the objective fact that a Court of Justice has already granted urgent legal protection as requested, thus confirming right of the initiative on the part of the founding clubs of the Super League project. In this regard, FC Barcelona considers that it would be improper for the necessary process of reflection and debate to be established under criteria of unjustified pressure and intimidation.

"Despite being perfectly aware of the importance and interest raised by this matter, as well as the need to always act with the utmost transparency, FC Barcelona shall act at all times with due prudence and asks for the utmost understanding, respect and most of all patience among FC Barcelona supporters and public opinion in general."]]>
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 09:33:48 +0000
Man hangs himself at in-law's house after discovering his wife was cheating on him

B-Metro reported that Peter Mlauzi hanged himself at his in-law’s homestead after discovering that his wife Blessing Manokore was having an affair.

Chief Gwesela confirmed that Mlauzi hanged himself after discovering that his wife was having an affair with another man from the village. Mlauzi who couldn’t fathom the thought of his wife cheating on him with another man felt betrayed and decided to end his life by hanging himself at his mother-in-law’s homestead.

Chief Gwesela said the community is still trying to come to terms with the unusual incident as Mlauzi’s actions shocked the whole community. He described the deceased as a very hard-working man, who worked tirelessly as a gold panner to provide for his family and his in-laws.

The village leader also disclosed that he is yet to meet the Manokores so that a cleansing ceremony can be conducted, as they fear that the incident could bring bad omen to the village.

He said;

“I am meeting with the family next week so that we conduct a cleansing ceremony to help appease Mlauzi’s spirit because if that is not done, we might have problems."]]>
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 09:31:34 +0000
Photos of prophet and his female accomplice accused of stealing newborn baby

LIB reported that Comrade Israel Joe accused the duo now identified as Ogaga Anthony Jeda and Chukwuedo Princess Priscilla, of taking a newborn away from the mother shortly after delivery.

In an update on Wednesday, April 21, Comrade Joe said that the alleged 'false' prophet and the fake nurse admitted that the woman gave birth to a baby at an orphanage home on April 15, 2021 but refused to disclose the whereabouts of the child.

Read his post below:

In a post I made two days ago, I had given an alleged False Prophet along with his accomplice (a fake nurse) 48 hours ultimatum to provide the child who was given birth to, at a quack centre.

The lady and the prophet has confessed to the police that the woman really gave birth to the child in Potter's Orphanage along 3rd Marine gate/Oil field Link road. At this point we have to state the facts at our disposal.

The prophet and the woman has refused to disclose the whereabout of the child. The child was birthed on Tuesday the 15th of April, this year. The husband to the woman who has the orphanage home where the child was birthed is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and has threatened to take up the police and ourselves. We are waiting for his court suit because disgrace awaits him.

The child according the information available to us has been sold by the False prophet and the fake nurse. The name of the False Prophet is Ogaga Anthony Jeda with phone number 08154683553 while the name of the fake nurse is Chukwuedo Princess Priscilla with phone number 07031101266. The owner of the Orphanage home where the woman delivered the baby has not been arrested by the police.

The false prophet and fake nurse had before the selling of the child defrauded the father of the missing child to the tune of 2million naira through frivolous prophesies and hypnotization. He had told the father and his wife never to tell anyone about the prayers being conducted on them because their enemies would die in few days not knowing they were targeting to sell their unborn child.

The picture of the false prophet and fake nurse are attached to this post as earlier promised. Families of both the fake nurse and the false prophet has been seriously begging the families of the victim and her husband to let go of the matter.

I can't understand such appeal when they haven't told us the whereabout of the child. We want to appeal to the police that extreme measures should be used against them, to compare them, into speaking out about the child's whereabout, since peaceful questioning has failed. If they sold the child to a politician or others for ritual purpose or for adoption, we wish to know.

Depression has taken over the victim who poured hot water on herself because of the pain of child's disappearance. Attached to this write-up is the picture of the victim and Comrade Israel Joe.

We hereby call on the Delta State Governor, the Inspector General of Police, AIG Zone 5, Commissioner of Police, Area Commander Warri and all well meaning Nigerians never to take this case with trivial levity. Any attempt or pressure to frustrate and sweep this matter under the carpet would meet a very strong resistance.]]>
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 08:26:48 +0000
BBNaija's CeeC seen kissing actor Timini Egbuson

The video was shared to Instagram, probably for PR.

Instagram users are already speculating about a relationship between the pair but some are not buying it, considering that a suggestive video of CeeC and actor Mawuli Gavor on a bed together went viral only a couple of days ago. ]]>
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 08:23:14 +0000
Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner flaunt their curves in matching bikinis

The curvy sisters were pictured on a lounge chair by the pool, soaking up the sun.

They also struck a similar pose in the photo shared to Instagram

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 08:21:18 +0000
Stephanie Frappart named as first woman to officiate at men’s European Championships

The female referee will be involved as a support match official, working either as a fourth official or a reserve assistant referee at the tournament.

In the past two years, Frappart became the first female to referee a Ligue 1 match, a Champions League match, and a World Cup qualifier.

Frappart oversaw the Netherlands' 2-0 win over Latvia in March, becoming the first woman to referee a men's World Cup Qualifier.

In 2019, the 37-year-old refereed the UEFA Super Cup game between Liverpool and Chelsea and the Women's World Cup final when the Netherlands lost to the USA.

She took charge of Leicester City's clash with Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk in her debut Europa League game last October.

Meanwhile, premier League officials Michael Oliver and Anthony Taylor have been named among the 18 referees for Euro 2020 which has been rescheduled to take place from June 11 to July 11 later this year.

Both Taylor, 42, and Oliver, 36, will be making their debuts at a major international tournament.]]>
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 08:19:37 +0000
I'm seriously thinking about a 2024 run for president - Donald Trump

Speaking during his very first television interview since leaving office in January, Trump announced his Presidential ambitions. He also attacked Joe Biden for his handling of the southern border and then warned that Latin America was 'sending rapists' into the United States.

'I am looking at it very seriously,' he said. 'Beyond seriously.' Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity.

Trump invited Sean Hannity of Fox News into his Mar-a-Lago estate.

He said he believed his high poll ratings - what he termed his 'tremendous numbers' was due to disappointment in Biden's rule.

'I've got tremendous numbers. Nobody has ever gotten the numbers I got. No sitting president has come even close. There is more popularity now the end there was the day before the election,' he said.

Trump, now 74, said he is not ready to officially declare his candidacy.

'From a legal standpoint, I don't want to really talk about it yet,' he added.

He singled out having reduced taxes, reduced the cost of prescription drugs, created Space Force, and built parts of a wall along the border with Mexico.

More than 170,000 migrants were taken into custody at the U.S.-Mexico border in March - the highest monthly total since at least 2006. Now Trump says Biden's undoing of his immigration policies was very bad.

'All he had to do was leave it alone,' said Trump, pointing out that tens of thousands of migrants are currently arriving, and claiming that they were criminals and drug traffickers.

'They are sending us not their best people,' Trump said.

'They are sending us people that in many cases - not in all cases - are murderers, drug dealers, human traffickers, rapists, really bad people.

'They are sending people from prisons.'

'It's a horrible situation,' he said. 'It could destroy our country. People are pouring in.'

He told Hannity that he was looking forward to campaigning on behalf of Republican candidates for the 2022 election, and said they should embrace his policies 'if they want to win'.

'We've got to take back the house in '22,' he said. 'We have a real chance.']]>
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 12:31:55 +0000
19 children, others rescued as police bust human trafficking syndicate in Edo

Spokesman of the command, Kontongs Bello, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, April 20, said the women and children were trafficked from Ebonyi, Imo, Abia, Anambra and Akwa Ibom States respectively to Evbuotubu in Ekenwan Road axis of Benin City, the state capital.

Bello stated that the raid and rescue operation took place on Thursday, April 16, adding that the principal suspect is currently on the run.

"The women said they were lured from their various home states by a woman named Jennifer also called Ezine with surname yet unknown, the woman is now on the run. They were lured in a guise that Edo State Government is giving financial support to single mothers with newborn babies especially twins," the statement reads.

According to Bello, upon arrival in Benin City, the trafficked women discovered a different thing entirely as they got no support, but were rather forced into the illicit business of begging on the streets for their mistress, Jennifer.

The spokesman further explained that the women were paid peanut to take care of their children and feeding from the proceed of the begging.

Meanwhile, Bello called on the general public to disregard the rumours making the rounds on social media that the women and children were rescued from a baby factory by the Police in Benin City.

"The story is not true. It is just the imagination of some mischief makers to engage in such publication as the act is an attempt to paint Edo State in a bad light. The women and children have since been handed over to Edo State Ministry of Women Affairs for rehabilitation and a possible return to their home States while effort also is in place to arrest the fleeing mistress," he said.

"The Commissioner of Police Edo State, CP Phillip Aliyu Ogbadu, is calling on the press and the members of the public to always verify their source of information before publication in order not to mislead the general public."

He also warned criminal elements in the state to stop crime or face the full wrath of the law.

"The CP further advised parents to be wary of unknown persons who come promising heaven on earth to their children as the result is always catastrophic. He then assured the law-abiding citizens of Edo State to go about their lawful businesses as the Command will not relent in its effort to rid the State of criminal activities,” the statement concluded.]]>
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 12:29:03 +0000
Idriss Deby's son named Chad president after his father was slain

The charter states that Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno has been named transitional leader as head of a military council following his father’s death and will "occupy the functions of the president of the republic" and also serve as head of the armed forces.

Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno immediately took charge of a transitional military council and appointed 14 of the most trusted generals to a junta to run Chad until "free and democratic" elections in 18-months time.

Commander in chief of the all-powerful red-bereted presidential guard or DGSSIE security service for state institutions, he carries the nickname Mahamat "Kaka" or grandmother in Chadian Arabic, after his father's mother who raised him.

Mahamat is a career soldier, just like his father.

"He has always been at his father's side. He also led the DGSSIE. The army has gone for continuity in the system," Kelma Manatouma, a Chadian political science researcher at Paris-Nanterre university, told AFP.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 12:24:31 +0000
Three officers allegedly killed as hoodlums attack police station in Enugu

Residents of the community say the hoodlums began the attack at about 2.30 am and did not stop until 3.30am.

Confirming the attack, Daniel Ndukwe who is the spokesperson of the state police command, said

“Yes, there is a report of an attack on Adani Divisional Police station this early morning. However, the details of the incident are still sketchy.”]]>
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 12:22:32 +0000
Photos of lions in OAU and UI zoos raise concerns

The lions look malnourished in photos shared to Instagram.

The photos are recent ones and show the skinny lions with their bones visible.

One lion has lost its tail in addition to looking malnourished. ]]>
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 12:20:31 +0000
Sad! Comedienne Ada Jesus has died

She suffered a cardiac arrest on Tuesday night, April 20 and was rushed to the ICU where the doctors monitored her. Sadly, she lost the battle to the kidney ailment she had been battling with on Wednesday, April 21.

She was 22 years old.

Ada Jesus was admitted to the hospital after she developed kidney disease. When her health took a turn for the worse, she went to ask for forgiveness from those she had spoken against in the past, including clergyman, Prophet Chukwuemeka Ohanemere Odumejeje, actress, Rita Edochie, and also some traditional worshipers.

Odumejeje's and Rita Edochie's initial refusal to forgive her got the attention of well-meaning Nigerians who decided to take care of her medical bills so that she can get dialysis. Her health which was said to have improved, took a different turn last night until she breathed her last.

May her soul rest in peace, Amen]]>
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 12:17:22 +0000
Oxygen leak leaves 22 Covid-19 patients dead in India

The incident occurred on Wednesday, April 21, while an oxygen tanker was refilling a storage tank at the Zakir Hussain hospital in Nashik city.

According to Nashik district collector Suraj Mandhare, the supply was interrupted after a leakage in one of the storage tankers at Dr. Zakir Hussain Municipal Hospital.

All the victims were on ventilators and in need of constant oxygen supply before the incident occurred.

Video from the scene showed gas leaking from the tanker outside the hospital with white fumes covering the area rapidly.]]>
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 12:15:32 +0000
We want referendum not asylum- IPOB replies UK government

On Tuesday, April 20, LIB shared a report that the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), a division of the Home Office in the just-released ‘Country Policy and Information Note Nigeria: Biafran secessionist groups’, directed its decision-makers to consider if a person “who actively and openly supports IPOB is likely to be at risk of arrest and detention, and ill-treatment which is likely to amount to persecution”. Read here.

IPOB has now responded, saying its desire is to have a referendum on self-determination for the South-East and not asylum.

A referendum is a vote on which the citizens of a country give their opinion or decide an important political question. A territorial referendum could lead to the breakaway of a region from a country.

A statement from Emma Powerful, IPOB media and publicity secretary, reads;

“We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great and indomitable leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has noted with satisfaction the news that the United Kingdom has agreed to grant asylum to persecuted Biafra agitators resident in the UK.

While we commend them for this bold initiative, we wish to most graciously remind them that what we Biafrans need and cherish the most is referendum and not asylum in the UK.

We are tired of living in bondage in the devilish contraption called Nigeria they single-handedly created.

We would not wish our children, now and generations unborn, to share the same geo-political space with those that reward terrorists and criminalize law abiding citizens.

We particularly thank the UK government for confirming what the rest of the civilized world already know that the great IPOB worldwide family are not terrorists but peaceful agitators and freedom fighters.

That Nigeria is a country run by terrorists for the benefit of terrorists has been confirmed by this noble move by the United Kingdom.

Aso Rock, the seat of power in Nigeria is a terrorist haven with serving ministers who are openly sympathetic to terrorists and their activities coming and going as they please, while freedom fighters are languishing in jail. We want freedom not asylum.”]]>
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 10:07:10 +0000
16-year-old girl shot dead by Columbus police after she called them for help

Body camera footage released by Columbus Police shows the moment an officer opened fire on Ma’Khia on Tuesday, April 20, in east Columbus, killing her.

During an evening press conference Tuesday, Interim Chief of Police Michael Woods said the video shows the officer acted to save the live of another young girl.

Woods said the incident began at approximately 4:32 p.m. when 911 received a call about a group of women trying to stab the caller. Woods said dispatchers tried to get information about weapons, but didn’t get that information.

The video shows the officer arriving at the scene as a fight between the young women is taking place. Woods said a female with a knife attempts to stab one person who is on the ground, followed by a second who is pushed up against a vehicle. It is when the female goes to the second person against the car that the officer fires his weapon four times.

Woods said the department released the footage as quickly as it could in an effort to be transparent with the public.

Woods did not release the name of the officer, but said he is off the streets as they carry out investigations.

Ma’Khia Bryant was transported to Mount Carmel East, where she was pronounced dead at 5:21 p.m.

A statement released by Franklin County Family Services said Bryant was a foster child under the care of Franklin County Family Services, calling her death "a tragic incident," adding the organization is continuing its involvement with the family.

Meanwhile, relatives of the deceased have said Ma’Khia was the one who made the call to police for help and she was protecting herself with the knife.

Ma’Khia's mother took to Facebook to mourn her daughter.]]>
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 10:05:12 +0000
Well-wishers organize birthday celebration for Ada Jesus in hospital

Activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, was one of those who organized the birthday celebration and he shared photos online.

FFK's estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu, was also at the hospital to celebrate with Ada Jesus.

Ada Jesus was admitted to the hospital after she developed a kidney disease.

When her health took a turn for the worse, she went to ask for forgiveness from those she had spoken against in the past, including Prophet Chukwuemeka Ohanemere Odumejeje , Rita Edochie, and also the traditional worshipers she spoke against.

Odumejeje's and Rita Edochie's initial refusal to forgive her got the attention of well meaning Nigerians who decided to take care of her medical bills so that she can get dialysis.

Her health has been improving, according to reports.]]>
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 07:55:25 +0000
Actress, Regina Daniels reveals she's undergoing a surgery

Though she didn’t reveal why she's undergoing the surgery, Regina asked her fans to wish her luck and also stated that she has her husband by her side. ]]>
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 07:52:06 +0000
Two young men shot dead by suspected cultists in Anambra (graphic photos)

The men were gunned down at Ifite, all in Awka South local government area of the State on Sunday night, April 18.

One of the victims has been identified as Anthony Onwudinjo, a fitness instructor in one of the gyms in the town.

Anthony was said to have been shot four times at a close range in front of his mother on Sunday April 18, the day Catholics the world over celebrated Mothering Sunday.

The second victim identified simply as Nnamdi was shot dead at the UNIZIK Temporary Site, popularly known a UNIZIK-Junction.

Late Anthony, before his death, had a masters degree, and was also a ward councillor from Obeledu, Anaocha local government area of Anambra state.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Ikenga Tochukwu, who confirmed the incident on Monday, April 19, said five suspects have been arrested in connection with the killings.

"Anambra State Police Operatives have arrested five suspects in connection with the cult-related incident that occured in the late hours of Sunday, 18th April, 2021. The incident resulted in the gruesome murder of two young men at Miracle Junction by Nnamdi Azikiwe University (Unizik) back gate, Ifite Awka," he stated.

"On receipt of the information, Police Operatives quickly mobilized to the scene. The hoodlums on sighting the police took to their heels. During the hot chase by police operative, (5) five suspects were arrested and investigations is ongoing to apprehend other fleeing gang members." he added.

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 07:50:30 +0000
I live along the expressways to make kidnapping easy for me - kidnapper tells police

Muhammad, who is from Tambuwal community in Sokoto State, was arrested at Wasinmi, a village along Ife/Ibadan Expressway.

While being paraded at the police headquarters in Osogbo, the state capital, Muhammad said hewis a member of a seven-man gang of kidnappers who abducted passengers on the expressway, adding that he was arrested during a shoot-out with police.

“We kidnapped two people along Ibadan/Gbongan Expressway after we made a roadblock. The police were alerted and they faced my gang in a gun battle during which my other gang members ran away with the kidnapped victims. It is painful that my other gang members left me alone in that bush and ran away.

It was easy for the police to arrest me because I don’t know the routes in that bush and I could not trace my steps to the place where my other gang members escaped to.”

He said his other gang members are Fulanis and gave their names as Alhaji, Buba, Siraju, Sadiq, Saidu.

“My gang members are all Fulani and they are not new in the business, it is a means of survival. I don’t have a shelter, I live along the expressway. I live on the road to make operation ease” Muhammad said]]>
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 07:47:36 +0000
Newly wed man, four others die as 18-seater bus plunges into river in Ondo

The 18-seater bus with registration number Lagos AAA 859 XC which took off from Lagos, plunged into the Owena river on Sunday afternoon, April 18, killing at least five passengers including the driver.

According to an eyewitness, the driver lost control of the vehicle due to high speed while it was raining, and plunged the bus into the river which is about 25 feet from the surface.

The witnesses said the rain prevented help from getting to the trapped passengers for over an hour.

The new groom identified as Adewale, was said to be returning to Akure with his wife after the wedding at the Ikoyi Registry when the incident occured on Sunday afternoon.

Eyewitnesses said they were to conduct the traditional wedding next weekend. The bride was said to have been seriously injured in the accident.

The death of the five passengers was attributed to the impact the bus had when it hit the rock at the bottom of the river. Other rescued injured victims, including a five-year-old, have been rushed to the hospital.

Spokesman for the Ondo FRSC, Mr. Abiola Fadumo, confirmed the incident but said rescue operation was still on.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:19:12 +0000
Nigerian man narrates how he impregnated his mother-in-law who later gave birth

The Nigerian man who shared details of his affair with his mother-in-law in a call-in show on Nigeria Info, said he got introduced to his mother-in-law while still engaged to his wife.

According to him, they had sex after they met at an “entertainment spot” with other friends. The man who disclosed that he was drunk at that time, said he was shocked after he learnt that his mother-in-law went ahead to have the baby which she (mother-in-law) pinned on her husband.

The distraught man also revealed that when he asked his mother-in-law why she had the baby, she said she took the decision because her husband had always resented her because she had only female children.

The man also expressed how sad he is knowing that his son is now his ''brother-in-law.'']]>
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:13:09 +0000
Little boy found roaming the streets in Akwa Ibom after he was allegedly starved

The boy was found wandering the streets at night on April 15 and brought to the CRARN children shelter.

According to the NGO, the boy told them that he and his brother were abused and starved by their stepmother after their mother died while giving birth to twins.

"He was roaming the streets in th wee hours of night around Ikot Afaha, Eket where CRARN is situated, even though he's from Ekpene Obo, Esit Eket. His name is David and he lost his mom who was the only parent he knew a few months while she was in labor with twin children," the NGO stated.

"When my mother passed away while giving birth to twins, I and my brother were accused of being responsible for her death. And when we returned home, my stepmother started beating us and refused to give us food. Since then, I and my brother have been roaming streets and begging for food". David told the CRARN admin staff.

"David was rescued by a former CRARN child who brought him almost at midnight. His brother is yet to be found, but David is now taking refuge in the CRARN Children's Centre, Ikot Afah."]]>
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:08:17 +0000
Two police officers killed as hoodlums raze Anambra Police zonal headquarters (photos)

Confirming the attack, the spokesperson of Zone 13 Police Command, Princess Nkiru Nwode said the command successfully repelled the attack and also recovered some weapons from the fleeing assailants”.

Sources say the fire in one of the buildings was started by a petrol bomb thrown from a distance by the attackers, and this spread to cars packed in the vicinity.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.]]>
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:02:50 +0000
Photos of six miners killed by suspected Fulani militias in Plateau State

LIB reported that the eight miners were waylaid at about 7:45 pm on Thurday, April 15, on their way home from a mining site.

Barrister Dalyop Mwantiri, of Emancipation Centre for Crisis Victims in Nigeria (ECCVN) a non-governmental organisation based in Plateau, gave the names of the victims as:

Chuwang Williams,29, 3. children
Bulus Danbom, 41
Peter Williams, 39 years with 3 children.
Dung Gyang, 60
Dachung Gara, 44 year with 5 children
Davou Dachung, 45 years, 4 children

Two others, Davou Jatau and Gyang Jatau survived with fatal injuries and currently receiving medical care at Vom Christian Hospital. In an interview with ECCVN, Davou Jatau narrated that how the attacked happened.

"We just returned from mining site that is relatively far from Wereng, and so we decided to have a little rest before proceeding to our respective home. Unknown to us, armed Fulani were coming after us. Not long after the rest in a refreshment home, I heard sporadic gunshots at close range, everyone started running out for his or her dire life. On trying to escape, I was shot on my scrotum and immediately fall down pretending to had died in order not to be shot again" he narrated. ]]>
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 10:28:28 +0000
Woman beats up her boss with a mop stick for sending her inappropriate sexual texts

The woman from northeastern China, who has been identified only as Zhou, is seen throwing books at her boss' face and beating him with a mop while he tries to apologize.

In the 14-minute video which has gone viral on Chinese social media Weibo, Zhou is also seen pouring water over her boss.

She claims that she received unwanted text messages from him three times, and he reportedly sent similar ones to her co-workers.

Zhou’s boss, who has been identified as Wang, was fired after the incident, according to The Independent.

Zhou filed a police report about her boss last week, and the authorities were allegedly looking into her report before the video of her went viral.

Several social media users have commended her bravery and her demand for justice.]]>
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 10:26:43 +0000
I would rather go for adoption than have kids of my own –Monalisa Stephen, says

Monalisa who recently had an interview with the Sun, said she took a decision when she was a teenager never to have a child of her own and is still standing by the decision.

In her words;

“Yes, I am still standing on my decision not to have my own kids. It was a decision I took when I was 16. I will rather go for adoption than have my own children. In fact, I may dedicate my life work to catering to kids around the world. I hope my future husband will understand and respect my decision.”

Sat, 17 Apr 2021 10:24:39 +0000
Revenue collector strangles his relative to avoid paying the N100,000 he borrowed from him

Recounting how he met how he killed Ebuka, Paul who is married with three children, said sometime in December 2020, he met Ebuka to borrow him the money with a promise to pay back on January 10, 2021. However, his inability to pay the loan made him conceive the idea of killing Ebuka

“I am married with three children. I dropped out of secondary school at SS2, months after my father died. I learnt how to drive and started driving commercial buses. It was not easy for me.

Two years ago, my kinsmen invited me to come and work for the community. My duty was to serve as a revenue collector for the elderly men in the community.

We have market days, and everyone was expected to drop a certain amount of money. It was going well, but I became greedy and spent part of the money I had collected on behalf of the community.

I knew I would lose my job if anyone noticed the shortage. It was out of desperation that I approached Ebuka, who owns a provision store in our village. He was my relative and we are from the same kindred in Umuleri.

We are from the same kindred in Umuleri. I borrowed N100,000 from him in December 2020 and promised to pay back on January 10. I could not meet up with the deadline and he kept disturbing me and threatened to report me to the Igwe, our king.

I made up my mind to silence him. I bought a loaf of bread and hid a sharp knife in it. I called him to meet me at Aguleri junction around 8pm. He came with an okada man and I asked the rider to go.”he said

Paul said in the process of trying to kill Ebuka, he sustained an injury but however, he overpowered the deceased and killed him. He said he went to the palace to report to the king that he was attacked by robbers and was taken to the hospital for treatment. However, the corpse of his victim was discovered the next day, leading to his arrest by the police.

‘‘I maintained that we were attacked, and that I narrowly escaped. When my wife and family members visited, I insisted that I was innocent. After I was moved to IRT, I had no choice but to confess. I cannot explain the devil that entered my head. I don’t know what to tell my family and kindred. They should all forgive me. What happened was the handiwork of the devil” he added]]>
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 10:22:49 +0000
Queen Elizabeth shares one of her images with Prince Philip just hours before his burial

The Queen will say a private farewell to Prince Philip before his coffin leaves Windsor Castle for today's funeral.

The monarch, 94, will take a moment to reflect at the duke's side ahead of his final journey to St George's Chapel.

Sources say she has been the "epitome of dignity" this week as she deals with the loss of her husband of 73 years, and has insisted on personally signing off final preparations for the 3pm service.

The photo released by Buckingham Palace shows Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh at one of their "happy places" – the Coyles of Muick hills close to Balmoral, where they enjoyed walking and picnics throughout their long lives together.

Queen Elizabeth loves the place that she named her new corgi puppy after it.

The photograph, taken by their daughter-in-law the Countess of Wessex in 2003 during one of their family summer holidays, was specially chosen by Her Majesty to share ahead of today's funeral.

Prince Philip's coffin, draped in his personal standard and bearing his naval cap, sword and a wreath of flowers, will first be seen at 2.41pm today when it emerges from the State Entrance to Windsor Castle carried by a bearer party from The Queen's Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.

It will then be placed on the Land Rover hearse that Philip personally designed for the occasion for the eight-minute journey to the chapel, followed by a procession of nine family members.

The service will begin with a minute's national silence, as Philip's coffin rests on the West Steps of the chapel to remember the late Duke.

No planes will land or take off at nearby Heathrow for six minutes to coincide with the minute's silence.]]>
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 10:19:55 +0000
Ramadan: Hisbah police arrest eleven persons for eating during the day

Confirming their arrest to newsmen, the Director-General of the Hisbah board, Dr. Aliyu Musa Kibiya, said the arrested persons, three males, and eight females were sighted eating in the daytime during the Ramadan, which proves that they were not observing the fast, which is compulsory for healthy adults.

“We will investigate and if they have cogent reasons we will release them. Those found wanting will however be enlightened and even prosecuted if need be” Dr. Kibiya said

Kibiya said a woman should not be seen eating in public during fasting, “for whatever reason,” adding that the board will arrest anyone found to be eating during the day.

“Fasting is compulsory for healthy, adult Muslims in the month of Ramadan except for the travellers, menstruating women or old people.”he added

The Ramadan fasting period began in April 12 and all adult Muslims are expected to observe the fast.]]>
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:23:25 +0000
Comedienne, Wofaifada, flaunts her hot bod in sexy bikini photos
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:17:12 +0000
BBNaija's Lilo flaunts her curves in sexy bodysuit Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:13:12 +0000 Woman arrested for allegedly murdering her three year old stepson in Enugu

A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, states that her husband and father of the deceased child, one Justine Egwuagu, who reported the incident to the Police, alleged that the unusual actions of the suspect towards the child caused his death.

''Preliminary investigation shows that the suspect confessed to having administered the noxious substance to the child. She claimed that her action was due to her husband's inability to take care of her and their daughter; and that she wanted the child to become sick so her husband could spend money to treat him. The child was confirmed dead in the hospital and his corpse deposited in the mortuary for autopsy.''the statement in part read

Ndukwe said the container of the noxious substance and syringe she used in administering the substance to the child has been recovered, while further thorough investigation into the case is ongoing at the State CID, Enugu.

He added that the Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, while describing the act as callous and unfortunate, has advised couples to truly love each other, live peaceably no matter the circumstance and use every legal and/or morally acceptable means to resolve their differences.]]>
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:10:05 +0000
Okorocha has gone home from our office - EFCC

Recall that the senator representing Imo west senatorial district has been grilled at the EFCC office in Abuja since Tuesday April 14, over issues bothering on alleged corruption. The former governor had been accused by the state government of various corrupt practices including diversion of public funds, an allegation he has continously denied.

The anti-graft agency in a communique released on Thursday April 15, said the Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District left the Commission’s office on the afternoon of Thursday, April 15, 2021.

The statement read;

“We didn’t bother about whether he spent 24 hours or 48 hours at the Commission’s office. We were only keen on his having the needed opportunity to address the allegations contained in the avalanche of petitions written by the Imo State Government, against the former governor.

“Remember also that, we had alluded that, EFCC was not a slaughterhouse, but a responsible institution, established for the good of the nation and her people. And Okorocha being in his house today, only confirmed our hypothesis that, indeed, the Commission’s office is not an abattoir."

Sam Onwuemeodo, Okorocha’s media adviser also confirmed that he left the custody of the anti-graft agency on Thursday.

He said;

“With gratitude to God Almighty, we are delighted to inform the general public that the former governor of lmo state, and by the grace of God, the Senator representing lmo west senatorial district, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, is out of the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, and he is now in his house.

“He left the Commission’s office on the afternoon of Thursday, April 15, 2021.”]]>
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:08:06 +0000
Police arrest wanted murderer, cult suspects, drug dealer, others in Delta

Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, April 15, said operatives arrested one Okwudili Obi, a notorious principal suspect in a case of multiple murders and arsons in Ndokwa East Local Government Area.

"On 14/04/2021 at about 1130hrs Police operatives attached to Delta state intelligence Bureau (SIB) , after series of intelligence gathering, with the assistance of the command's tactical teams, in a sting operation stormed Asem-Uku Community in Ndokwa East LGA and successfully arrested one Okwudili Obi 'm' and three others," Edefa stated.

"Okwudili Obi is a native of the Community and a notorious principal suspect in a case of multiple murders and arsons that destroyed many houses in the community. Okwudili Obi happens to be one of the principal suspect involved in the murder of one Sunday Nwachukwu and Fidelis Amani, who were allegedly murdered sometime in the year 2017 in Asemo-Uku Community in NDOKWA East LGA. He and his cohort have been on the wanted list of the command," he added.

"Items recovered from the suspects includes three cutlasses, six daggers, one long sword, charms wrapped with red/white blood stained cloths. The case is still under investigation with a view to arresting his accomplices who are currently at large."

In another development, the police on 13/04/2021, based on technical Intelligence Gathering, The Divisional Police Officer ‘A’ Division Warri, CSP T.Y. Mahmud mobilized Patrol teams attached to the Division and stormed Hausa Quarters along Warri / Sapele Road which happens to be one of the notorious flash points in Warri and arrested one Alix Oivwighren, 29.

Edafe said the suspect allegedly stole 3 assorted phones and accessories from one Stella Othere in her shop located at Airport Junction, Warri.

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:03:30 +0000
'Multiple' people shot inside FedEx warehouse before gunman kills himself

After the shooting, the gunman turned the gun on himself, police confirmed.

There are reports that four people have died, although fatalities have not yet been confirmed by the authorities.

A spokesperson said: "As officers arrived, they came in contact with an active shooter incident."

"We have multiple people with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds."

911 calls claim people heard shooting outside and inside the building, with workers hiding inside by the conveyor belt, at about 11pm on Thursday night, April 15.

A worker at the scene told Wish-TV news: "I saw a man with a submachine gun of some sort, an automatic rifle, and he was firing in the open."

As emergency responders raced to the scene, authorities were reportedly heard declaring the incident as a "mass casualty, level 1", which means there could be less than 10 surviving victims.

The building was evacuated following the shooting, local reports say, and pictures from the scene show a large group of employees standing outside.

A statement from FedEX reads: "We are aware of the tragic shooting at our FedEx Ground facility near the Indianapolis airport.

"Safety is our top priority, and our thoughts are with all those who are affected.

"We are working to gather more information and are cooperating with investigating authorities.]]>
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:01:08 +0000
Actress Akuapem Poloo convicted over nude photoshoot with her son

The actress who had displayed her naked pictures with her son on social media on June 30, 2020, was arraigned on three count of publication of obscene materials, engaging in domestic violence, a conduct that in any way undermines another person’s privacy or integrity and engaging in domestic violence namely conduct that in any way detracts or is likely to detract from another person’s dignity and worth as a human being.

Akuapem pleaded "not guilty" when was first arraigned but changed it "guilty" when rearraigned on Wednesday April 14. She was then convicted by Her Honour, Christiana Cann of Accra Circuit Court on her own plea.

EIB Network's Court Correspondent, Murtala Inusah reported that the court has deferred her sentencing to Friday April 16 for her to undergo a pregnancy test in compliance with the law regarding a woman who has pleaded guilty in court. ]]>
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:27:13 +0000
lawmaker appears completely naked on Zoom meeting after leaving camera on

Liberal MP William Amos, 46, who represents parts of Quebec, was spotted nude during the House of Commons meetings on Wednesday, April 14.

A video feed of the meeting was publicly broadcast, but Amos did not appear in it as he was not speaking, CTV News reported

It's not clear which of his colleagues took a screenshot of his nude and then sent it to the press.

Amos, who is married with two kids, has since apologized for the 'unfortunate error'.

'My video was accidentally turned on as I was changing into my work clothes after going for a jog.

'I sincerely apologize to my colleagues in the House of Commons for this unintentional distraction. Obviously, it was an honest mistake and it won't happen again.'

Reacting to the incident, Bloc Quebecois Party Whip Claude DeBellefeuille, said: 'It may be necessary to remind the members, especially the male ones, that a tie and jacket are obligatory, but so are a shirt, boxer shorts or pants,' DeBellefeuille said in French.

'We have seen that the member is in great physical shape, but I think members should be reminded to be careful and control the camera well.'

'I don't think there was any ill intent - it's certainly an unfortunate circumstance,' said Liberal whip Mark Holland.

'I think it's part of the circumstances of the world we're in right now, where the line between our home and our office place is so blurred and trying to manage that is sometimes challenging.'

'This is a warning to everybody,' Holland added. 'You've got to really always assume that camera is on and be very careful any time you wander anywhere near that camera that you're dressed appropriately.'

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:23:48 +0000
Lady says after her vibrator fell from her bag while she was crossing the road

According to the lady with the handle @ETUKMMA on Twitter, she felt like disappearing when it happened as everyone looked at her as she picked up her property.

''My vibrator fell out of my bag this morning in the middle of the road, while I was trying to cross... These cars had to stop for me to run back and pick up "my penis". . Okada men were cheering me, I felt like disappearing.''

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:19:05 +0000
Real Madrid Boss Zidane predicts tough semi-final clash against Chelsea

Madrid booked passage into the last four after holding Liverpool to a goalless draw at Anfield to qualify 3-1 on aggregate on Wednesday night, April 14.

The Blues beat FC Porto despite losing the reverse tie on Tuesday.

Zidane has said that he is looking forward to the clash with Chelsea.

He told the media: ”We’ve got a number of LaLiga games to play before we face Chelsea, but it’s going to be a very tough tie.”

On how his side were able to overcome Liverpool, Zidane disclosed that their togetherness made it possible.

“We dug in and I think we deserve to go through. We showed real togetherness and I’m delighted for the boys. It was a really important game.”]]>
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:15:08 +0000
Sex work should be legal" Model with prominent tribal mark, Adetutu OJ narrates

Speaking to LITV hosts, Adetutu explained that whenever she's in need of help and posts it online, people reach out to her, offering to help, but she said they always attach a condition to their help

She explained that most of them tell her they will only help her if she'll have sex with them.

She said that because she's an "empath" and feels the energy of people strongly, she avoids getting close to people physically.

As a result, she began suggesting to them that rather than hook up with them physically, she is open to online sex. She said most were willing to go with online sex and pay for her service, so she took that on as a side hustle.

The mum-of-one added that she does it just to get by.

She explained that she still does her bead making and modelling.

She added that sex work should be legalised.

Adetutu said: "I don't see nothing wrong in it. I'm just trying to survive. I'm not hurting anybody. I'm helping some men out with their sexual... So, I see no harm in it. Sex work should be legal."]]>
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:13:09 +0000
Two IDPs killed in another campfire disaster in Borno

Eyewitnesses told Premium Times the IDP camp caught fire two different times in less than 24 hours.

Malam Bashir, the camp chairman in Gajiram said;

“We do not know the cause of the fire, but the disaster occurred twice in quick succession.

“The first one happened on Monday night and the second happened the next morning."

Mr Bashir said over 200 homes made of grass and corrugated sheets were razed in the twin fire incident. It was also learnt that the IDPs are yet to receive any form of assistance or palliative support about 48 hours after the fire destroyed all that they had.

Gaji Adamu, a male IDP said;

“This is the most difficult period for us in recent times.

“We hoped to start the fasting with the little food given to us earlier this month, but here we are left with nothing to eat and no roof upon our heads.”]]>
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:10:38 +0000
Lai Mohammed blames media for Twitter's choice of Ghana as Africa Headquarters

Twitter had said that it chose Ghana as its Headquarters in Africa for being a champion of democracy and being a country where there is rule of law among other reasons.

Reacting to this in an interview on Thursday 15, Lai Mohammed said the reason for Twitter's decision is due to the fact that Nigeria has been de-marketed by the media and unpatriotic Nigerians.

He accused the media of exaggerating the challenges in the country and further added that it got worse during the #EndSARS protest. The Minister also said that this will serve as a lesson to those that de-market the country.

Lai Mohammed said;

“The reasons cited by Twitter for citing the headquarters in Accra, Ghana is that Accra is a champion of democracy and there is rule of law in the country, among other reasons. This is what you get when you de-market your country.

“The media is more to blame for this which most times exaggerate the challenges in the country.

“At no time was this worse than during the #EndSARS protest when Nigerian journalists both traditional and new media were trying to outdo themselves in painting Nigeria as a hell where nobody should live.

“When they all conspired to vilify not just the government but the people of Nigeria. We are not saying that you should not criticise the country but be fair and patriotic. When you destroy your own house, where are you going to live?

“You can imagine the kind of job opportunities that citing that headquarters in Nigeria would have generated, the kind of visibility it would have given Nigeria but we destroyed it. It is what the insiders say about their country that the outsider will use to judge and condemn the country.”

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:08:46 +0000
Husband allegedly burns all his wife's credentials after a fight

She tweeted: "My colleague got into a fight with her husband then he took ALL her credentials & burnt it!"]]>
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:06:50 +0000
Gunmen storm Anambra community, destroy vehicles (photos)

According to the report, the gunmen, numbering about ten, who drove in black Honda Pilot Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), equally hoisted Biafran flag at the gate of the bank, set fire on a Nissan Pathfinder SUV with registration number UR 640 KJA, and smashed glasses of a Honda car with registration number FST 456 AC, all parked in front of the bank.

It is not clear if anyone sustained gunshot injury, however, normal human and vehicular movements continued after the gunmen left. ]]>
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:04:21 +0000
Ahmed Musa rejoins his boyhood club, Kano Pillars, until the end of the season

The former Leicester City and CSKA Moscow winger, 28, has been a free agent since parting ways with Saudi Pro League side Al Nassr in October.

His return to Sai Masu Gida comes nearly a decade after he first left the club to join VVV Venlo in Netherland in 2011.

A statement from the Kano Pillars website read: “Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has sensationally returned to Kano Pillars FC for the remainder of the 2020/21 Nigeria Professional Football League season (NPFL),”

“Musa previously played for the Pride of Kano in 2009 where he ended the season as the top scorer in the Nigeria Professional Football League with 18 goals before moving to VVV-Venlo in the Netherlands.”

According to Kano Pillars, the deal to have Musa back was agreed upon after ‘due consultations’ with the player and the League Management Company ‘who stand as a mediator to the deal’.]]>
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 10:08:06 +0000
Man stabs Chief Imam in Niger state to death for allegedly having sex with his wife

Confirming the arrest to newsmen, the state Commissioner of Police, Adamu Usman, said the suspect carried out the act on Monday, April 12.

When interrogated, the suspect alleged that the cleric was having an affair with his wife. He said that while relaxing in front of his house on the said date in the evening, the Chief Imam walked past him and went towards his neighbor’s house. He said that about the same time his second wife, Aishatu Umar also came out and said she was going to the toilet behind the compound. He claimed that having waited for so long without her return, he went round searching and eventually heard her voice in the neighbor’s house.

“I entered and met the Chief Imam naked on the bed with my wife. They were sleeping together. I didn’t do anything, I left them and went to my brother’s house to report what I saw.” Umar said

He said he lost his cool when the Chief Imam called him for a dialogue over the incident.

“In the course of the discussion, things became heated, we argued with each other and I forcefully collected the iron rod with Alhaji Alhassan and stabbed him in the neck.”Umar said

The state police boss added that the suspect will be arraigned in court as soon as possible.]]>
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 10:06:57 +0000
It is crazy to say I slept with Chioma - Davido's signee, Peruzzi

In an interview with Chude Jideonnwo, the 31-year-old singer described the claim as "crazy". Peruzzi said;

“Someone said I had sex with the wife of the man who helped me. Do you know how crazy that is? Even if you hate me, what did Davido do to you? So right now, I am careful of every pin that drops near me."

Peruzzi also recalled grappling with the loss of his mother two days after the release of ‘For your Pocket’, his 2017 hit single.

He added;

“I had just dropped ‘For your Pocket’, and then my mum died two days after. I had to take my time to cry but at the same time try to hide from my guys because we were already tweeting about the release of the new song, and I did not want them to stop.

“After a while, I had to tell them to allow me when it’s time to cry, and I would not disturb them, but whatever they did, they should not stop tweeting about it.

“I would go into the shower and cry, allow the water to wash away the pain, but once I was out, it was back to work. It was at that time that Davido posted my song on Snapchat, and that gave my career the boost it needed.”]]>
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 10:05:20 +0000
Bandits kill young man five days to his wedding in Kaduna

The deceased was set to tie the knot with his his fiancée on Saturday, April 17, 2021.

Francis was killed when bandits attacked Wawan Rafi II village, in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State in the early hours of Monday, April 12.

The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the attack, said three other persons persons including a toddler, Florence Dennis, Joshua Dauda and his 7-year-old son Philip Dauda, were also killed in the attack.

He also disclosed that seven houses, one car and one motorcycle were burnt in the attack.

"Security patrols mobilized to the area, repelled the assailants, who retreated into the forests adjoining the location. The troops recovered eight empty cases of 7.62mm ammunition at the scene of the attack." he stated.

Facebook user, Mc Cm, who confirmed Francis' death on Tuesday, said the deceased spoke to him recently about his wedding.

"You talked to me about your wedding on the 17 04 2021(this Saturday)and I told you I was booked already...5 days to your wedding Fulani attacked your village wawan Rafi and you are no more...Hmmmmmm Rayuwa. Francis Jonathan, may God rest your soul..Amen. My condolences to your wife to be and your family."

On his part, Paul Dogo, described the deceased as a gentle and calm young man.

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 10:04:18 +0000
Eight headless bodies found inside a valley in Calabar

The Nation reports that local farmers found the bodies and raised the alarm which attracted some travellers and passersby on Tuesday, April 13.

Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the state command of the Nigeria Security Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) Eremi confirmed that the discovery of the bodies, which consisted of seven males and one female.

He said for now no one knows how the bodies got there or who killed them. He added that an investigation into the incident has since commenced.

Eremi said the appropriate authorities have been informed for the purpose of evacuating the bodies from the place.

A resident of the state who spoke on condition of anonymity alleged that the bodies may have been those of suspected criminals killed extra-judicially. He supported his claims with another allegation that a similar incident, “with four dead bodies occurred last month in the same area and one of the bodies identified at that time was that of a crime suspect fondly called Ekpri-Ntoe who was declared wanted by the State government.

The state police command is yet to comment on the incident.]]>
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 09:59:52 +0000
Neymar confirms he'll renew deal at PSG

Bayern won the quarter-final second leg 1-0, but PSG reached the semi-final on away goals after a 3-3 aggregate result.

After the game, Neymar, whose current deal expires in 2022, said his renewal was "no longer an issue" due to his comfort level at PSG

Speaking to ESPN Brazil after the game, Neymar said: "This (renewal with PSG) is no longer an issue. Obviously I feel very comfortable and at home here at PSG. I feel happier than I was before."

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi added his belief that neither Neymar nor Kylian Mbappe have any reason to leave the club.

“We have invested a lot in the club to win the Champions League and all the trophies available," Al-Khelaifi told RMC Sport.

"Neymar and Kylian have no excuse to leave. We really have everything to win all the tournaments.

"We have a great team today. We have respect for the others but we are there with them. We are working.

"And it is not over. We need to continue, to remain calm because the Champions League is not finished. We need to work more each day.

"The belief is there. The secret is work. The details make the difference too.”

Neymar and Mbappe's current deals expire in 2022 although Mbappe has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid.]]>
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 09:57:40 +0000
White police officer who shot Jacob Blake and left him paralyzed will not face discipline

The officer, Rusten Sheskey, who is white, is now back on the job after returning from administrative leave on March 31, Chief Daniel Miskinis announced Tuesday April 13.

A statement from Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis said he was "found to have been acting within policy and will not be subjected to discipline."

The determination was made after an outside investigation and an independent expert review, the statement said.

"Although this incident has been reviewed at multiple levels, I understand that some will not be pleased with the outcome; however, given the facts, it was the only lawful and appropriate decision to be made," Miskinis said.

Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley told reporters in January that Sheskey and other officers would have had a strong case for self-defense.

"If you don't believe you can prove a case beyond a reasonable doubt, you have an ethical obligation not to issue charges," Graveley said at the time.

The shooting of Blake, captured on video sparked another protest over police brutality and racism. It happened three months after George Floyd, another black man died while being restrained by police officers in Minneapolis.

Sheskey and two other Kenosha officers were trying to arrest Blake on an outstanding warrant when a pocketknife fell from his pants during a scuffle. Blake said he picked it up before heading to a vehicle to drive away with two of his children in the back seat.

As he opened the driver's side door and leaned forward, Officer Sheskey held onto his shirt and fired 7 shots into his back.]]>
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 09:56:12 +0000
Singer, Tems shares sexy new photos of herself in a pool Tue, 13 Apr 2021 18:24:56 +0000 Suspected thieves who use dummy guns to operate apprehended in Lagos

The suspects were accosted by the police in Sabo area of Ikorodu.

The spokesperson of the state police command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said after preliminary investigation, it was discovered that the suspects were using the dummy gun to scare their victims anytime they were on robbery operation, particularly in the traffic. He said they are giving useful information to assist the police in the course of their investigation. ]]>
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 18:20:31 +0000
Ugandan man who didn't show up at his wedding says he was resting at a friend's home

According to Daily Monitor, Patrick and Christabella Banturaki were to set to tie the knot at All Saints Cathedral Nakasero in Kampala City last Saturday, April 10. The reception had been organised at Silver Springs Hotel in Kampala.

However, on the eve of the historic day, Dr Kabagambe disappeared and his mobile phone was switched off. This triggered panic, frantic calls, anxiety and confusion among his friends, family and in-laws.

His worried bride-to-be in company of her uncle went to Kasangati Police Station, Wakiso District, where they opened a case of a missing person.

Detectives, relatives and friends began a frantic search for the would-be groom. Worried relatives flooded social media with messages announcing the sudden disappearance of Dr Kabagambe, imploring well-wishers to share information wherever he is spotted, dead or alive.

"Dr Patrick Mbusa Kabagambe has been reported missing with his car UBH 905X on the eve of his wedding this Saturday, 10 April 21, and all his known [telephone] contacts are switched off. The case has been reported at Kasangati Police Station, SD REF 22/10/04/2021. Patriots, let’s assist trace the suspect/victim,” a relative posted in a WhatsApp group last Saturday.

On the wedding day, Dr. Patrick still didn't show up, converting what should have been a blissful ceremony into an agonising blind search.

The bride, who had been informed hours earlier that her groom has yet to appear did not head to All Saints Nakasero Cathedral.

However, some relatives, unaware of the developments, appeared at the church for the scheduled wedding, only to find neither the bride nor the groom was present.

The search continued the following day, Sunday, April 11. But before the police could engage other tracking units to establish his last contacts, Dr Kabagambe presented himself at Wandegeya Police Station in Kampala.

The deputy spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan Police, Mr Luke Owoyesigyire, who confirmed the incident on Monday, Aprl 12, said Dr Kabagambe told detectives that he was not a missing person as reported to the Force, but elected to spend a night at the home of an undisclosed friend.

"He said he was stressed. He didn’t have a reason why he didn’t want to marry Ms Banturaki. We later released him on police bond as investigations continue,” Mr Owoyesigyire said.

However, there is no clear penal offence that the police can prefer against him given the fact that he claimed that he married Ms Banturaki in customary ceremony and even paid bride price. In Uganda, the law recognises customary marriage.

Mr Owoyesigyire said they are waiting for Ms Banturaki to record a statement with detectives to determine the next course of the case..

A close relative of Dr Kabagambe, who spoke to Daily Monitor, said the runaway groom is “traumatised” while the entire family is distressed over the flopped wedding. ]]>
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 18:17:07 +0000
Drama as woman disappears with daughter’s bride price during dowry payment

The bride's mother, identified as Anne Maweni, reportedly feared her kinsmen would short-change her and left the ceremony with the dowry amounting to Sh170,000.

The ceremony was underway in Garsen, Tana River County, Kenya, when family members noticed Maweni, the bride's mother, was no longer present.

"During the ceremony, she is the one who served the guests and elders food but did not join them on the table. Nobody knew what time she left," said Maweni’s sister Veronica Meilu.

Efforts to reach her on phone were futile as she had switched it off.

Maweni later texted her sister with another number asking her to oversee the remainder of the ceremony.

It was then that the elders and in-laws who had gathered for the ceremony realized that something was amiss.

"I was not aware of my sister’s plans, but here I was being put to task, to explain how we stole the dowry and where my sister was," said Meilu.

As the leaders were contemplating reporting the "heist" to the police, Maweni called to explain why she took off.

"She asked me to put the phone on loudspeaker before revealing that the dowry 'theft' was a plan she had hatched with the son-in-law before the ceremony," Ms Meilu said.

Maweni said that they switched the bag containing money with one that had wrappers.

"Yes, we counted the money together but we exchanged the bag containing money with that holding wrappers because the elders are not deserving of any gains from my daughter," Anne Maweni said on phone.

It also emerged that it was the son-in-law who left the ceremony with the bride price.

Maweni defended her actions, recalling how her kinsmen abandoned her when her husband died, leaving her with two children, a five-year-old girl, and a two-year-old boy.

"After the demise of my husband, you sent me away with nothing but my daughter. You took my son away, and he later died in your hands. Then, you said that the community had no use for a girl child," she told the elders on phone.

"I have left you with female wrappers to wear since you did not stand for a widow, at her time of need," she said.

Ms Maweni, however, promised to send part of the dowry money to only one elder for his support during her tribulations and also standing in for her daughter’s marriage ceremony.

"Mzee Bajila, you are like a father to me and witnessed the atrocities against me. You fought for me in vain. So only you, deserve a portion of this money," she said and hung up.

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 18:12:53 +0000
Nigerian soldier commits suicide in Borno

Sahara Reporters reports that the soldier, a corporal in the Army’s 152 Battalion, Banki, was said to have suddenly cocked his rifle and shot himself in the head last Saturday, April 10.

The deceased was said to have shown some sign of depression before he eventually took his life. His body has been deposited at the military mortuary in Maiduguri.

A number of officers fighting the terrorists in the North East have committed suicide. In March, a soldier identified as Bello Useni with the Nigerian Army School of Armour in Bauchi killed himself.

In September 2020, a lance corporal attached to the Army’s 27 Task Force Brigade in Buni Gari, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe state, committed suicide at his duty post.

Also in 2019, a soldier hung himself in Abuja.]]>
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 18:09:44 +0000
‘World’s biggest rabbit’ stolen from owner’s home

Darius the rabbit, a Continental Giant rabbit who holds the Guinness world record for being the biggest rabbit in the world at 4 feet and 3 inches long (129 centimeters), went missing from its owner’s home in Stoulton, Worcestershire, on Saturday night, April 10.

Annette Edwards, the owner of the giant rabbit, said she discovered Darius was missing on Sunday morning, April 11, and contacted the police, who have issued an urgent appeal for the return of the prize-winning bunny.

She has also offered a £1,000 reward for its return and took to Twitter to plead to those who took Darius to "please bring him back."

“A very sad day. Guinness world record Darius has been stolen from his home. The police are doing there [sic] best to find out who has taken him. There is a reward of a £1,000. Darius is to [sic] old to breed now. So please bring him back,” Ms. Edwards, who is a former Playboy model, wrote.

“It is believed the Continental Giant rabbit was stolen from its enclosure in the garden of the property of its owners overnight on Saturday (10 April - 11 April),” the West Mercia Police in western England said in a statement.

“The rabbit is quite unique in the fact it is 4ft in size and has been awarded a Guinness Record for being the biggest rabbit in the world.”

Darius has held the record for being the largest rabbit in the world for over 11 years after the Guinness Book of World Records gave him his title of April 6, 2010.

“The longest rabbit is Darius, a Flemish giant rabbit owned by Annette Edwards (UK), who was found to be 4 ft 3 in (129 cm) long when measured for an article in the UK's Daily Mail newspaper on 6 April 2010.,” says the Guinness world record entry.]]>
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 18:08:24 +0000
If religion was something good the Western wouldn't have brought it to us - Actor Ugezu

The actor also alleged that these "Western invaders" are still hiding some important things from us till date.

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 18:06:29 +0000
Policeman shot as gunmen kidnap Abuja residents

A resident of the community, Ibrahim Saidu told Daily Trust that the gunmen who first attacked residents of Anguwar Samu in Tungan-Maje, engaged both the police and some members of the vigilante in a shootout.

It was alleged that the gunmen who overpowered the security operatives in the gunfight that lasted over an hour whisked away two people, before reportedly proceeding to New Poultry area of the council where they also abducted two residents.

Saidu said;

“The entire residents of Anguwar Samu were gripped with fear because of the gunshots but unfortunately, they succeeded in abducting two people."

The police officer and a vigilante member who sustained injuries in the incident have been taken to an undisclosed hospital for treatment.

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 18:04:19 +0000
Daughter of Bauchi Governor, Fatima Zara showcases her curves in stunning new photos

Zara who is very outspoken, showed off her defined curves in tight black pants and top in the photos posted on Sunday, April 11. ]]>
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 15:54:24 +0000
Ahmed Musa reportedly set to return to Kano Pillars of Nigeria as his club search continues

Musa has been club-less since October 2020 after he was released by Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr.

Musa spent three years with Kano Pillars at the start of his career before joining his first European club, VVV -Venlo.

Musa, 28, is set to join Kano Pilars on a flexible short-term deal according to the report while he awaits offers from any European club.

Early this year Musa's expected move to West Brom crashed over financial issues.

Mon, 12 Apr 2021 15:52:47 +0000
Throwback photo of President Buhari and his wife Aisha Mon, 12 Apr 2021 15:51:20 +0000 Neymar caught watching illegal stream with X-rated images of women popping up

The Brazilian footballer wasn't involved in Paris Saint-Germain's 4-1 win against Strasbourg on Sunday April 11, due to suspension and decided to watch a game from Brazil on his laptop instead.

While watching the match, it became clear the stream Neymar had chosen to watch was dodgy, with pop-ups for "sexy singles" appearing at the top of the screen.

One pop-up advertised someone called Nina, a 28-year-old woman who appeared to be just 1km away from the 29-year-old superstar.

Social media users were quick to point out the x-rated images popping up on the footballer's screen.

One wrote: "Dude is a multi millionaire and still uses illegal streams."]]>
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 15:49:32 +0000
Naval officer stabs Airforce personnel for having s3x with his wife

The naval officer with the Eastern Naval Command inflicted knife wounds on the left upper cheek and back waist of Bernard Ababio after he caught him red-handed having sex with his wife Linda Akosua Buabeng on their matrimonial bed at Ketan.

Sahid Abubakar was arrested at Sekondi police station where he went to lodge a complaint against Bernard Ababio for biting his index finger after confronting him when he caught Ababio in the act.

His arrest was effected after Bernard also arrived at the same Sekondi police station to lodge a case of assault.

Ghanaweb reported that he had in his possession a military backpack containing one set of military uniform, one white singlet, a pair of jeans trousers, a pair of cotton trousers, one blue-black shirt, one T-shirt, one wristwatch, a pair of canvass, one Pepsodent toothpaste and one AV cable belonging to the Air Force Personnel. ]]>
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 15:47:19 +0000
PSG snubbed €300m offer from Real Madrid to buy Neymar

According to Wagner Ribeiro, Paris Saint-Germain made it clear that even "a billion" would not be enough to get the Brazilian.

PSG smashed the world transfer record in the summer of 2017 to sign Neymar away from Barcelona in a €222m (£192m/$264m) deal.

Since Neymar's move to PSG there have been reports he could come back to Spain, with Barcelona his former club also interested.

Ribeiro, a former agent of Neymar, told L'Equipe: "At that time, he was close to going to Real Madrid. Madrid were willing to pay €300m for him. Florentino [Perez] told me, but Nasser [Al-Khelaifi] refused. 'Not for a billion, he's not going to go!' He told me."

Ribeiro added: "He is happy there. No club in the world can offer you what PSG offers. Only they can afford Neymar. Madrid has financial problems. Barca? Even worse. In Italy and United or City? I don't think so.

"In Paris he makes a good living and plays for a very good team. This season they will win the Champions League and Neymar will land the Ballon d'Or."

Neymar has scored 83 goals in 106 appearances, helping PSG win domestic honours and reach the Champions League final.]]>
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 15:45:36 +0000
Twelve military officers killed by bandits in Benue laid to rest (photos)

The remains of the gallant military officers were buried at the military cemetery in Wurukum, Makurdi, the Benue state capital today April 12.


At the different funeral service offered by the Chaplain of Protestant 401 Special Forces Brigade, Major Ibrahim Mavisky, and the Imam of the same Brigade, Captain Aliyu Bashir, the fallen heroes were described as peacemakers as tributes flowed freely. The general salute was given to the fallen heroes with 21 gunshots and the presentation of military attires and the national flag to the next of kin of the deceased soldiers and officers.

In attendance were the Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom and a host of government officials.

The soldiers were killed on April 6, 2021, by bandits while on a routine operational task to maintain peace in the troubled region of Konshisha and Oju Local Government Areas of the state.]]>
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 15:43:37 +0000
Man suddenly wants to "dismantle misogyny" after his sister's bride price didn't get to him

He said bride price of 300,000 Naira was paid and his mother was given only 5,000 Naira while elders he's never seen in his life took the rest.

He said he'd have received a share from the bride price if his mum was given a reasonable amount.

He asked if this is the misogyny feminists have always been talking about on Twitter, then added his voice to say it needs to be dismantled. ]]>
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 13:17:19 +0000
Church members kneel down to welcome their pastor in Zambia

Taking to Facebook on Easter Sunday, April 4, the prophet also shared more photos of church members kneeling down to receive chicken from him.

"Today I felt like appreciate all our church leaders and committed members with a full chicken each,to go and share with their families at home. Our ministry has very wonderful members. This week someone will surprise you with a gift." he wrote. ]]>
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 13:13:39 +0000
Abandoned 4-day-old baby found crying in bush in Delta community

It was gathered that the newborn baby, placed on a white blanket and sack, was found in the bush along Ododegho Road on Thursday April 1, 2021.

King West Abraham, who shared the photos on Facebook, said the baby has been registered in an Orphanage Home.

"Thanks to Karo Ojachiere and Mrs Queen for helping out to Save this 4 days old Baby that was found Crying at Ododegho road this morning!!!!," he wrote.

"After all done in the Police station and Welfare office respectively she has finally been registered in an Orphanage Home !!!

"My questions to the lady who threw the baby away is !!!Why you go carry belle when u nor go keep ????"]]>
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 13:10:17 +0000
IPOB denies attacking Imo police headquarters and correctional centre

It was reported earlier that over 2,000 inmates were freed after the attack on Monday, April 5. The group averred that it is not their mandate to attack security personnel or prison facilities.

A statement released by IPOB's spokesperson, Emma Powerful read;

“The attention of IPOB has been drawn again to the fallacious and fabricated news that IPOB and ESN are involved in the attack of prison and police headquarters in Owerri Imo State.

“IPOB and ESN are known groups not unknown gunmen. ESN is in the bush chasing Fulani terrorists, why linking IPOB and ESN to this attack. IPOB and ESN were not involved in the attack in Owerri Imo State. and the recent attack on Onitsha Owerri road at Ukwuorji junction. It is not our mandate to attack security personnel or prison facilities.

“The Nigeria Government and her compromised media outfits should stop linking IPOB and ESN to the multiple attacks going on in Nigeria now. IPOB was formed on principle of peace and we are still in it. Unknown gunmen is a different people which we don’t know them and they not IPOB or ESN security outfit.”]]>
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 13:08:07 +0000
Twitter user seeks advice after discovering that his friend's wife is his boss' side chick

According to @melotreaah, he also discovered that his friend’s wife and boss have been dating for the past 11 years even before she got married to his friend 6 years ago.

He tweeted;

My friend’s wife is my Boss’s side chick at work. I’m so confused What would you do if you’re in my position???

I got to realize that both (my friend’s wife and boss) have been dating for the past 11 years even before she got married to my friend 6 years ago. Omo x 234566]]>
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 13:06:29 +0000
Youths attack Bauchi House of Reps member over ''non-performance and failed promises''

SaharaReporters reports that Pali was in his constituency for a social function when he came under attack by the youths who accused him of making false promises for many years.

It however took the timely intervention of security operatives who whisked Pali away after sustaining minor bruises, to save his life.

“He was attacked at the weekend at Pali. It took the timely intervention of security operatives who whisked him away after sustaining minor bruises to rescue him.

They said they attacked him because of his fake promises for many years'' a resident said

Another source told the publication;

“No single borehole, school or any structure put in place by Pali. We regret voting him into office. We’ll do everything possible to ensure he is not re-elected in the forthcoming election.”]]>
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 13:04:46 +0000
Two children burnt to death as fire razes house in Niger state (photos)

It was gathered the father of the two children, Alhassan Jibirin Yanji, who sustained various degrees of burns in attempt to rescue them, was still receiving treatment at a hospital in Suleja.

A resident, Bashir Ibrahim, who spoke to Daily Trust, said the incident happened in the early hours of Friday, April 2, at about 3am.

He said the two children were sleeping in their room, while their father was sleeping in his bedroom, when he woke up to discover that the entire house was filled with thick smoke.

"Strangely, there was no electricity in the entire Dawaki area as of the time the fire incident happened so one was yet to know the cause of the fire.” the resident said, adding that no valuables were retrieved from the house and the victims’ mother was not at home.

Chaiman of Suleja local government council, Alhaji Abdullahi Maje, who confirmed the fire incident said investigation was ongoing to ascertain the cause of the inferno.

Meanwhile, the remains of the two children were buried according to Islamic rites on Friday morning.]]>
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 13:03:05 +0000
Prisoners allegedly freed as gunmen attack Imo prison and set it ablaze

The fire broke out in the early hours of Monday, April 5.

The attack on the prison went on for over an hour, with gunshots fired indiscriminately.

An unconfirmed number of prisoners allegedly escaped during the fire.

Security personnel are also reported to have been injured during the attack.]]>
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 08:43:53 +0000
Kelechi Iheanacho signs new four year contract at Leicester City worth £100,000

He was handed a new deal following his impressive performances for the side this season, scoring 12 goals and providing five assists in 28 appearances across all competitions.

He was previously earning £60,000 weekly but his new deal sees him earn £100,000 per week (about N52.6m)

Iheanacho has been at the club since the summer of 2017 when he joined from Manchester City.

“I can’t express how I’m feeling. I’m excited, I’m happy, I’m overwhelmed! It’s a great moment and I’m happy that Leicester City gave me a new contract,” Iheanacho told the club website on Saturday, April 3.

“It’s been a great time here. It’s not been easy, but there’s a lot of people here that are good people, great people to work with.

"They are nice people and they make me feel comfortable and welcome since I came in.

“It’s been really great being here. It’s like a family. I’m happy being here and hopefully I can stay here many more years.”

Iheanacho first broke into the limelight at the 2013 U17 World Cup, where he helped Nigeria to win the trophy.

His performances ensured Manchester City signed him in January 2015.

Iheanacho made 46 appearances across all competitions for Manchester City and scored 12 goals before leaving the side to join Leicester.

He also recently helped Nigeria side qualify for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Sun, 04 Apr 2021 10:11:22 +0000
Mob beats man to death after he shot three men at betting shop in Imo, killing two

According to a statement released by the spokesperson of the state police, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, one Chidubem Mbamara walked into a betting shop, played his bet worth six hundred Naira (N600), but unfortunately wasn't with enough money to pay.

''He paid one hundred and fifty Naira (N150) and deposited his phone, went home to get some money. On his return, he paid four hundred and Naira, making it a total of five hundred and fifty Naira (N550), and promised to pay the balance of Fifty Naira(N50) on a later date. This led to serious altercation between him and one Henry Obi (manager of the bet shop).

Sequel to the altercation, the said Chidubem Mbamara left, only to return some minutes later with a locally made Pistol. He then shot at the said Henry Obi. As a result, three persons were hit by the bullet, Henry Obi, Chibuike Iwunze and Ebuka whose surname is unknown.''the statement in part read

The police spokesperson said the shooting drew the attention of people around, and the mob pounced on Chidubem, beating him to death. Ikeokwu added two of the victims of the gunshot, Henry and Ebuka, died while receiving treatment at the hospital they were rushed to while the third victim, Chibuike, is presently responding to treatment.

''The Command therefore warn members of the public to desist from taking laws into their hands or engaging in "jungle justice", but to always endeavour to report matters to the appropriate authorities, for necessary action.

Meanwhile, the corpse of the deceased persons have been deposited in the morgue, while investigation has commenced'' the statement concluded ]]>
Sun, 04 Apr 2021 10:08:23 +0000
Two teenage boys arrested for allegedly killing a friend for money ritual in Ghana

According to reports online, the young boys lured their deceased friend to Volta Region where they killed him and were in the process of taking his body to a herbalist when they were apprehended.

In a video making the rounds on social media now, the boys can be seen handcuffed in the back of a police van as police officers prevented them from being lynched by a mob.

The bloodstained body of the deceased was also dumped in the back of the van.]]>
Sun, 04 Apr 2021 10:06:51 +0000
President Vladimir Putin named Russia's sexiest man alive

A survey of 2,000 Russian men and women found that Putin is the most good looking man in the country.

The 68-year-old was the only man to reach double figures in the poll by job board site, SuperJob. When asked who the most attractive man in the country was, 18% of men and 17% of women voted for Putin.

'Russians still call Vladimir Putin the most attractive of the famous men in the country,' the site said.

'In this field, neither actors, nor athletes, nor other politicians can compete with him today.'

The Russian leader was named ahead of actors Dmitry Nagiyev, Danila Kozlovsky, and Konstantin Khabensky, with only 2-3% of respondents finding them the most attractive.

The results were published days after legislators passed a law allowing President Putin to stay in power as president until 2036 when he turns 83.

The survey was carried out by interviewing 1,000 men and 1,000 women in more than 300 cities across Russia between March 22 and March 31.

Putin has been pictured shirtless, sometimes fishing, or riding on horseback while on holiday in the past.

In 2018, he said was not embarrassed about the shirtless photos because he saw 'no need to hide behind the bushes' while on vacation. ]]>
Sun, 04 Apr 2021 10:05:44 +0000
Man marries two wives same day in Abuja

Bashiru married Zainab and Nafisat on Saturday, April 3, in Abaji Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory.

One of the guests, Abudulkareem shared photos of the groom and his two new wives wishing them a happy married life. ]]>
Sun, 04 Apr 2021 10:00:58 +0000
Chioma deletes all her remaining photos with Davido
The only post that has a link to Davido that she left on her page is his "A Better Time" album cover which features him and their son Ifeanyi.
Fri, 02 Apr 2021 15:20:15 +0000
I wash my wife's underwear - Anita Joseph's husband, Michael, opens up in interview

Speaking during an interview, the MC said his wife respects him and seeks his opinion before she makes decisions and because she does all that, he responds in kind.

He added that he is ever willing to do things for her, including washing her underwear.]]>
Fri, 02 Apr 2021 15:15:59 +0000
Kelechi Iheanacho wins Premier League Player of the Month for March

The Nigerian international, 24, scored five goals in three league appearances for the Foxes in the lead-up to the international break last month, including his first Premier League hat-trick against Sheffield United.

Iheanacho, who became a regular partner with Jamie Vardy in front following the absence of James Maddison and Harvey Barnes, also scored league goals in the 2-1 win at Brighton and the 1-1 draw against Burnley.

The young striker won the award ahead of Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen, Tottenham striker Harry Kane, West Ham's Jesse Lingard, Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez, Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier, Manchester United defender Luke Shaw and Brighton's Leandro Trossard.]]>
Fri, 02 Apr 2021 15:13:06 +0000
Convicted fraudster bags 70 years jail term in Sokoto (photo)

Justice Duwale pronounced his verdict on Bashar after he was found guilty of obtaining Twenty Nine Million Eight Hundred and Sixty-Five Thousand Naira (N29,865,000.00) by false pretense.

He was arraigned, by the Sokoto Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on November 7, 2019, on a 12-count amended charge, bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretense.

Count one of the charge reads:

“That you Hamzat Bashar Muhammad, Hindatu Bashar (Now at Large) and Hamga Investment Resources Limited sometimes within the months of June to December, 2018 at Sokoto within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud, did obtain the total sum of N23,760,000 (Twenty Three Million Seven Hundred and Sixty Naira) from Hadiza Aliyu (for herself and other victims) when you falsely represented yourselves to her, to be running a genuine business investment of Gold and Herbs, a pretence you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act of 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act.”

He pleaded not guilty to all the charges, which necessitated his trial.

Prosecution counsel, Habila Jonathan, in the course of the trial called ten witnesses and tendered several documents to prove the case against the defendant.

Delivering judgment on Thursday, Justice Duwale ruled that the EFCC has proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt; convicted the defendant on counts 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, and 12.

He then sentenced him to seven years in prison without an option of fine on each of the 10 counts, which will run concurrently.

In addition, the Judge ordered the convict to restitute the total sum of N29,135,000 (Twenty Nine Million One Hundred and Thirty-Five Thousand Naira) to the victims through the EFCC.

Basha’s trouble started when the EFCC received a petition from one Imran Ahmed and several other victims, alleging he had defrauded them to the tune of N29,865,000.00 (Twenty Nine Million, Eight Hundred and Sixty-Five Thousand) in a phony investment scheme in which they were promised 20 percent returns on investment every month and dividends at the end of the year. However after investing various sums of money, they neither received the 20% returns nor got any dividends.]]>
Fri, 02 Apr 2021 15:09:58 +0000
Pastor breaks into ex-lover's house and mercilessly beats her

It was gathered that the incident occurred after Maritha Khumalo who refused to allow the Pastor into her home at Entumbane, locked herself in.

Pastor Nkomo was said to have left briefly only to return around 7pm to hide in a nearby maize field, anticipating that Maritha would eventually open the door. He was however spotted at the farm by his ex-lover.

After realising that his plan was not working, Pastor Nkomo scaled over the precast wall and knocked on Maritha’s door. After she insisted on not opening the door, he then climbed onto the roof where he removed two asbestos sheets and jumped into the house from above. After gaining entry into the house, he started assaulting his ex-lover.

A bleeding Maritha eventually made her way out of the house and sought sanctuary at a neighbour’s. He was later arrested and charged with physical abuse and malicious damage to property.

Upon being arraigned before Western Commonage magistrate Jeconia Prince Ncube, he readily pleaded guilty to the charges. He was convicted on his own plea and fined $10,000 for physical abuse.

On the charge of malicious damage to property, the Pastor was sentenced to 6 months of which three months were suspended on condition that he does not commit a similar offence within a period of five years.

The other three months were suspended on the condition that he pays $22,680 as restitution to Jabulani Chirinda, the landlord, for the roof that he damaged.

Fri, 02 Apr 2021 15:06:40 +0000
Those who looked down on me back then will surely be like 'had I known' - Funke Akindele

In tweets she shared, Funke Akindele advised against looking down on people as they can "be the next big thing". She also stated that those who looked down on her in the past, will surely be like 'had I known'.

The actress also told those who have been looked down on, to keep working like no one is watching, embrace constructive criticism and also use it to their advantage.

Akindele tweeted;

Don’t look down on anyone!! They will surely be the next big thing!!Those who looked down on me back then will surely be like *had I known*Don’t stop supporting peeps even when some are ungrateful. Just know how & when to draw the line.We are all on earth for a purpose!

To those being looked down on,keep doing your thing!Keep working like no one is watching!One day you will get a BIG YES that will take you to the next big level.Never give up.Ignore Naysayers!Believe in your dreams &go for it.Embrace constructive criticism& use it to ur advantage]]>
Fri, 02 Apr 2021 15:03:30 +0000
BBNaija star, Tacha, berates Nigerians trending "Buhari must go" online

In a video shared on her Twitter handle, Tacha said Buhari is not going anywhere until he completes his tenure. She pointed out that the only way Nigerians can fulfill their dream of having competent leaders in positions of authority is when they get involved in the election processes which includes coming out to cast their votes during an election.

Taking a cue from a recently held by-election in Abia state where a small number of registered voters came out to vote, Tacha said:

''Nigerians forming woke but na we silly pass. #Buharimustgo is currently trending. You and I know Buhari is not going anywhere until he completes his tenure so what is the need really?

There was a bye election in Abia state and out of 500,000 registered voters, only 16,000 came out to vote. That is like 3 people out of 100 people. It is as good as nothing.

How do we keep complaining about bad governance and we do not want to get involved in governance. How do you get involved in governance? By seeing it as an obligation to use your voters card to vote. The voters card is not going to vote by itself. You need to use it. You need to use it. Buhari has nothingwith only 16, 000 people out of N500, 000 people going out to vote.

That mindset of ours need to change. We want good governance, we need to vote in good governance. '']]>
Thu, 01 Apr 2021 14:34:05 +0000
Angry mob beats water vendor to death in Bauchi, for insulting Prophet Muhammad

According to the Nigerian Tribune, the deceased identified as Talle Mai Ruwa, said to be 'mentally unstable,' was seized by a mob from a police Station in the village where he was being detained for allegedly blaspheming Prophet Muhammad, and lynched on Tuesday afternoon, March 30.

According to the report, the irate mob beat him to death, dragged his lifeless body around the village before setting it on fire.

A source in the village who spoke to Nigerian Tribune in Bauchi said that the late Talle who was hardworking and easy-going allegedly made the blasphemy on Monday March 29, when a girl came to fetch water from his water source, a borehole, without his consent.

The source narrated that the girl pleaded with the angry vendor in the name of God and the Prophet to allow her to fetch the water but he allegedly insulted her parents and the Prophet.

His alleged blasphemous remarks triggered outburst and tension in the village such that the village head took him to the police outpost station in the village where he spent the night.

"The next morning (Tuesday), the issue spread everywhere and everyone in the village was provoked. Later, a group of angry youths stormed the police station, subdued the police officers around and grabbed Talle. He was beaten to death and his dead body was set ablaze" the source said.

Another source said that the irate youths dragged him to the front of his compound where his aged mother helplessly watched his body being set ablaze and burnt to ashes.

Thu, 01 Apr 2021 08:29:45 +0000
Nigerian beauty queen/PhD student, 24, shot dead in US

Najeebat Sule, 24, who was known to her loved ones as Najee, was killed as she was texting a friend in her Toyota shortly before 6pm on March 12, just steps away from her residence in the 8800 block of Frankford Avenue.

At the moment, police have not found a motive and have made no arrests, leaving Najeebat's family and friends searching for answers. They have also gone into hiding for fear of their own lives.

"I can’t think of anything that would make anyone want to kill her," Najeebat's close friend Habibat Magaji, told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Magaji was among the last people to have seen Najeebat alive before she was shot.

The two women had spent the night before at Magaji's home, eating snacks and watching Netflix together.

Less than 24 hours later, Najeebat was sitting in her gray Toyota Corolla, exchanging text messages with Magaji, when an unidentified man walked up to the vehicle with a gun drawn and shot her several times.

Najeebat's father, Adewale Sule, heard the gunfire and came out from the house just in time to see the suspect fire the last of the shots at his daughter.

Mr Sule said: "I saw the guy shooting my daughter. He shot the last round and I pursued him. He ran back to his car."

Najeet was rushed to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, where she was pronounced dead about 30 minutes later.

Her mother, Tawakalitu Sule, said she last heard from Najeebat less than two hours before the shooting, when her daughter asked her when she was going to be home.

"All of my children have been crying every day because of their big sister. They really miss her. I miss my daughter," she said.

Najeet is survived by her parents and two sisters.

"She was very talented, smart and funny," one of her siblings told 6abc.

The family are currently staying at an undisclosed location over unspecified concerns for their safety.

Sule and her family moved to Philadelphia from Nigeria in the early 2000s.

Sule had only recently earned a Master’s degree in public health from West Chester University and was pursuing a doctorate.

Thu, 01 Apr 2021 08:25:10 +0000
Nobody takes Buhari seriously on insecurity, not even the service chiefs - Abaribe

Speaking on a Channels Television Programme on Wednesday March 31, Abaribe stated that no one takes President Buhari serious in handling of insecurity including the service chiefs.

Recounting how kidnappings have repeatedly occurred even after the President promised it will be the last, the senator pointed out that Buhari gave matching orders throughout Buratai's time as the Chief of Army Staff.

He said;

“Why would we take him (President Muhammadu Buhari) seriously? Just the day after he had said we would no longer accept all these kidnappings, this would be the last, they kidnapped the last day.

“And those people are still there; those innocent Nigerians are still in captivity up till now. He always makes a statement. Every time these things happen, nothing happens. So it is obvious nobody takes him seriously with that. Even the military chiefs, I don’t think they bother themselves.

“This is about the umpteenth time that we are hearing the President giving a marching order. Throughout the Buratai time as the Chief of Army Staff, he was always giving marching orders so he has given just another one.”]]>
Thu, 01 Apr 2021 08:21:32 +0000
"Wash his balls for him " Rapper, Fetty Wap's ex-wife tells women how to treat their men

Leandra, who began considering divorcing Fetty Wap from the first week of their marriage over reports of infidelity and abuse (read here), told women to worship their men and take care of them mentally, physically, and emotionally.

She added, "Be his bather. Wash his balls for him, not because he can't but why should he - A king is a king and should always be treated like one."]]>
Thu, 01 Apr 2021 07:19:00 +0000
Corps members in Mbano share photos of the poor state of their corper's lodge

The exterior of the lodge looks badly in need of renovation. The interior is just as bad and the corps members have to sleep on tattered mattresses placed on the bare floor.

Other corps members reacted by sharing photos of the terrible state of their lodge too.

However, some told them they are lucky to be allocated accommodation and not every corps member is that fortunate. ]]>
Thu, 01 Apr 2021 07:13:13 +0000
The average Northerner marrying two, three, four women, are helping the society - Ned

Nwoko in an interview with BBC Igbo, said the average northerner has at least two wives and this helps the society by preventing women from venturing into prostitution.

In his words

“The average Northerner marrying two, three, four women, they are helping the society because it is the economic downturn that has affected so many women who you see doing prostitution and all that. But the fallacy of it all is that Christianity does not allow that in the South and yet, the average Southern man has 10 girlfriends.”

Speaking further, Nwoko said the polygamist nature of northerners has helped to increase their population and made them the majority in the country.

“I love my culture as I know it, not as they are trying to dilute it. Igbo culture is wonderful and should be promoted the way it has always been.

But even looking at that, look at your population in Nigeria and what I will call economy of marriage, as an Igbo man with one wife, four children, a Northerner has four wives with five children each, in the next 10 years, 20 years, imagine the population of the Northerners.”]]>
Thu, 01 Apr 2021 07:06:42 +0000
US President Joe Biden issues proclamation acknowledging March 31st as Transgender Day

The day is now dedicated to celebrating transgender people and bringing awareness to the discrimination and violence they face every day.

In his proclamation today, Biden said Trans Day of Visibility recognizes the generations of activism by transgender and nonbinary people.

“Their trailblazing work has given countless transgender individuals the bravery to live openly and authentically,” Biden wrote. “This hard-fought progress is also shaping an increasingly accepting world in which peers at school, teammates and coaches on the playing field, colleagues at work, and allies in every corner of society are standing in support and solidarity with the transgender community.”

Biden explained that trans people “still face systemic barriers to freedom and equality,” such as higher rates of violence, harassment and discrimination.

''Nearly 1 in 3 trans people have experienced homelessness and they also face discrimination in employment, housing, health care and public accommodations.'' Biden said

“The crisis of violence against transgender women, especially transgender women of color, is a stain on our Nation’s conscience. Forty-four transgender people were killed in the United States last year, a record; 23 of them were Black trans women.'' he added

Biden said his administration has already started implementing new policies to protect trans people, such as the executive order he issued on the first day of his presidency to expand discrimination protections for LGBTQ people under federal laws such as the Affordable Housing Act.

He also mentioned, “the first openly transgender American to be confirmed by the United States Senate” Rachel Levine, the assistant secretary for health and “patriotic transgender service members, who are once again able to proudly and openly serve their country” a reference to his executive order undoing former President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the military.

Biden also called on Congress to pass the Equality Act, a sweeping bill that would grant LGBTQ people protections from discrimination in employment, housing, education, credit, jury service, and more.

“To more fully protect the civil rights of transgender Americans, we must pass the Equality Act and provide long-overdue Federal civil rights protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity,” Biden wrote. “It will serve as a lasting legacy to the bravery and fortitude of the LGBTQ+ movement.”

Thu, 01 Apr 2021 07:03:07 +0000
"Do you " Tribal mark model, Adetutu OJ, writes as she shares nude photo

The model, popular for her tribal marks, went topless and braless as she posed.

She made sure to cover her nipples with her hands.

In the caption, she told her followers to "do you" because people will talk anyways.

Thu, 01 Apr 2021 06:59:41 +0000
Suspected herdsmen attack Ebonyi communities, hack many to death(Photo)

It was gathered that the assailants attacked Egedege, Obegu, Amazu communities, burnt vehicles, motorcycles and looted properties.

There are conflicting figures on the casualties in the killngs, however, photos posted by some members of the communities on Facebook shows about 12 bodies.

A resident of the community who craved anonymity told Tribune Online that 18 persons were hacked to death including a priest of the Methodist Church. Another resident said 10 people were killed.

"We are mourning, we are in serious mourning since the late hours of Monday. Herdsmen invaded our communities and massacred our people. As we speak, 18 persons were slaughtered like animals. They macheted many of our people, burnt vehicles, motorcycles and looted our properties,” the resident said.

Chairman of Ishielu Local Government Area, Hon. Sunday Eze and the Commissioner for Business Development in the state, Dr Stephen Odo, who hails from the local government, led a team of security agents to the communities on Tuesday to condole with the families of those killed in the invasion. They assured that government would take proactive measures to investigate the invasion.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Loveth Odah, who confirmed the attack, said six people were killed.

"The Commissioner of Police delegated a team of policemen for on-the-spot assessment because of peace talks going on in the town. So, the Commissioner of Police delegated them; Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations and others went for an on-the-spot assessment to enable us to get the detail of the report. So, they are yet to come back," said DSP Odah.

"We are still waiting for our men to come back to tell us their findings. I am already preparing a press release on the incident but their report will assist us in giving you detailed information about it,” she added.]]>
Wed, 31 Mar 2021 09:11:26 +0000
Man arrested after he attempted to swim naked in Kendall Jenner's pool

According to TMZ, a 27-year-old man managed to enter the property of her gated LA home in the early hours of Sunday morning, March 28. He then reportedly proceeded to knock on all the windows while yelling out the Kendall's name.

Kendall Jenner was not home at the time but her security team was alerted to the breach. As guards tracked his movements, they discovered the intruder stripped naked and attempted swimming in Jenner's pool.

The guards detained the man until police arrived and he was arrested for misdemeanour trespassing.

Sources told TMZ that Jenner is now considering moving out of the property but in the meantime, additional security measures have been put in place.

This is not the first time an intruder has breached security to enter Kendall Jenner's property. In 2018, an alleged stalker was found on the grounds twice. Then in 2017, there was a burglary at her previous home in Hollywood Hills, with $264,000 worth of jewellery stolen.

This incident comes one day after a California judge granted Jenner a temporary restraining order against another man her legal team claim wanted to gun her down.

Legal documents obtained by TMZ revealed Jenner was told of the man's plans to kill her after buying an illegal firearm. He is currently being held on temporarily in the psychiatric ward of an LA hospital.

In the docs, Jenner said his alleged threats were "causing her severe emotional distress and anxiety", so the judge has ruled the man must stay 100 metres away from the star.]]>
Wed, 31 Mar 2021 09:07:17 +0000
Rebel Wilson sunbathes in the nude after her split from millionaire ex Jacob Busch

The Pitch Perfect star captioned the photos: "When the sun comes out in London I immediately leap to naked sunbathing."

Despite being naked, the actress managed to take the photo from an angle that didn't show too much skin.]]>
Wed, 31 Mar 2021 09:05:59 +0000
Knife-wielding woman arrested after she allegedly stormed Drake's $100m Toronto home

The woman, who has not yet been named, was reportedly confronted by the rapper's security outside of the mansion's gate around 4.50 pm on Tuesday, March 30, the New York Post reported.

Toronto Police responded around 5.30 pm with seven police cars and an EMS vehicle, the report said.

The woman allegedly struck a private security officer with a metal pipe and the guard's injuries remain unknown, police sources told the outlet.

The woman was detained by police before she was able to step foot on Drake's sprawling estate and that he was home at the time of the incident.

Toronto police department told The Sun: "A female adult that was carrying a knife has been arrested.

“She did not gain any kind of entry into the property and there were no injuries.

“It is not clear what she was doing at the residence but she had no communication whatsoever with the homeowner.”

Drake's mansion sits on a two-acre lot and boasts about 35,000 square feet with two saunas, a massage room, a screening room and a full-sized indoor basketball court.

The estate, dubbed 'The Embassy', was built in late 2019 and is worth $100 million, according to Drake purchased the property in 2015 for $6.7 million ]]>
Wed, 31 Mar 2021 09:03:07 +0000
referee collapses on the pitch during Africa Cup of Nations qualifier

The incident occurred after 80 minutes of play with Ivory Coast leading 3-1 during their Afcon clash on Tuesday, March 30.

In the clip posted on Twitter, Ghanaian referee Charles Bulu is seen slowly walking towards the medical staff while being helped by players before closing his eyes and falling to the ground towards the end of the game.

Bulu was treated on the pitch before being carried off on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital for tests.

According to the report, the official was promoted to the top job after the referee who was originally given the game tested positive for Covid-19.

However, the fourth official was unable to take charge for the remainder of the match because he is Ivorian - and could be accused of bias in the game.

After several discussions between officials and coaches, Kenyan assistant referee Gilbert Cheruiyot filled in as referee to oversee the final minutes of the match. ]]>
Wed, 31 Mar 2021 09:00:30 +0000
58-year-old mother sustained after allegedly being assaulted by a policeman

@quinnhessie alleged that her mother was assaulted by the policeman after she told him that he refuse he was burning was affecting her health.

She tweeted;

See what policeman did to my mum. 58 years old woman......

So speechless right now

He always want to ride us because is a police man we are leaving a life of fear in that house.....nah our neighbour o two flat. he beat my mum up because my mum told him d refuse is burning is affecting her health.

She came outside n told him dat wat u burnin d smoke is really affecting me she went indoor n brought out some water to die down d smoke d man came outside n said wat my mum did he wud jail her my mum said u can't jail me d police man went inside n brought out cutlass n beat her. ]]>
Wed, 31 Mar 2021 08:57:08 +0000
Clergyman, Reverend Father Dawah kidnapped in Kaduna

Confirming his abduction, the Director of communication of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna, Reverend Father Stephen Onyema, said Father Dawah was abducted at Dogon Kurmi village in Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna state. Father Dawah was reportedly abducted alongside the wife and child of the catechist and domestic staff of the church.

This abduction comes barely a week after eight members of the Redeemed Church were kidnapped in Kaduna state. The kidnappers have demanded a ransom of N50 million for the abducted RCCG members.

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 08:52:43 +0000
President Buhari departs Nigeria for the UK (photos)

He is expected back in the country in the second week of April.]]>
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 15:43:46 +0000
Barack Obama's step-grandmother laid to rest in Kenya (photos)

Photos have been released showing relatives and members of the Muslim community carrying Sarah Hussein Obama's body before her internment ceremony at the family's home in Nyangoma-Kogelo village in Siaya county, western Kenya.

Sarah, who raised Barack Obama's father like her own child, was laid to rest before midday local time under Islamic rites.

On Monday, shortly after her death was announced, former US President Obama tweeted: "My family and I are mourning the loss of our beloved grandmother, Sarah Ogwel Onyango Obama, affectionately known to many as 'Mama Sarah' but known to us as 'Dani' or Granny.

"We will miss her dearly, but we’ll celebrate with gratitude her long and remarkable life."

Below are more photos from Mama Sarah 's funeral.]]>
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 15:41:02 +0000
Looks like footballer, Obafemi Martins has found love again

The lady whose name is Nadine, left a comment on his page. It reads

''Who is that fine boy?''

Nadine has a photo of the both of them as her IG display photo

Obafemi used to be in a relationship with Abigail, the younger sister of footballer,Mario Balotteli, Abigail, and even have two children together. Abigail was in the past spotted with a ring and also referred to herself as Mrs Martins on her IG page which she has since deactivated. It is however not certain what their relationship status is now.]]>
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 14:52:41 +0000
Teenager certified dead wakes up as his organs are about to be donated

Family members were told Lewis Roberts, 18, was brain dead four days after the crash in Leek, Staffordshire, England, according to StokeonTrentLive.

His life support machine was to be turned off and his relatives agreed for his organs to be donated to help save other lives.

Fortunately, this bought the teen extra time on the life support machine as they needed it on until they could go in for surgery to remove his organs.

Miraculously, he began to breathe hours before the surgery to remove his organs.

Chloe Roberts, said in an online fundraiser for Lewis: "On March 13, Lewis suffered catastrophic head injuries when he was struck by a van in his hometown of Leek and was flown to hospital where he underwent emergency surgery.

"Four days later, the doctors broke the news to our family that nothing more could be done as he had unfortunately suffered a 'brain stem death' and sadly passed away.

"After saying our goodbyes to Lewis, close family bravely agreed for his organs to be donated to help the lives of seven other people.

"This bought Lewis extra time before his life support machine was turned off. Just hours before Lewis' surgery, he began to breathe again on his own. A miracle any family could wish for after being told he had zero chance of pulling through.

"After this Lewis has carried on progressing. He has started to react to pain tests, moving his limbs on his own, and also moving his head from side to side, blinking and also moving his mouth. Every day, this boy is getting stronger.

"Many people have asked to send money for a pint for Lewis. Any money that is sent will be for Lewis when he is home and back on his feet.

"We would just like to say, as a family, thank you so much and we are very grateful for everyone's prayers and best wishes for Lewis."

More than £1,000 has already been raised for the 18-year-old through the 'A Pint for Lewis' online appeal.

Tue, 30 Mar 2021 13:00:32 +0000
Sunshine players protest over three months unpaid salaries in Ondo State (photos)

The players kicked the protest from their campsite and reportedly marched to the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu's office on Tuesday morning, March 30.

Some of the protesting players were dressed in their jerseys, with some carrying placards with different inscriptions which read "Mr. Governor Pay Our Salaries"

They claimed they have not been paid since the commencement of the 2020/2021 NPFL season with fans blaming poor morale as one of the reasons the team has not won any of the 11 matches played so far this season.]]>
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 12:51:00 +0000
Female internet fraud suspect arrested in Delta State

Jonathan was arrested on Friday, March 26, in Oghara, Delta State.

During interrogation, the suspect revealed she presented herself as one Sophia Rodriguez, an expert in Bitcoin, on Instagram, to defraud unsuspecting victims.

Items recovered from her include an Infinix Hot 8 mobile phone.

According to EFCC, the suspect has made a useful statement and will be arraigned in Court as soon as the investigation is completed.

Tue, 30 Mar 2021 12:47:53 +0000
Two Nigerian soldiers propose to their girlfriends on the street in Delta (photos)

A Facebook user who shared the photos on social media wrote;

''A Soldier friend and his colleague proposed to their Girlfriends and they both said 'YES'

Congratulations Ovienadu and co."]]>
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 08:49:14 +0000
Woman dies of electric shock after her phone fell in bath while charging

Office worker Anastasia Scherbinina, 25, who had previously worked as an aide to the local MP, was taking a bath when she was electrocuted at her home in Novosibirsk, reports say.

"She took a bath before going to sleep, and had her smartphone with her," said a report citing law enforcement.

"It was almost out of charge, so she used a power cable, so as not to be apart with the smartphone even when taking a bath.

"She dropped the phone and was electrocuted.

"She died instantly."

Police are understood to be investigating the circumstances of her death.

The tragedy follows warnings from the Russian authorities and police following a succession of deaths from electric shock by young people using phones in baths.]]>
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 08:45:25 +0000
48 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Nigeria

According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 13 new cases, the highest for the day.

Other states with new cases include Kaduna-7, Nasarawa-7, Kano-6, Kwara-5, Ondo-4, Akwa Ibom-3, and Osun-3.

The agency also disclosed that they were 28 community recoveries in Ekiti State managed in line with guidelines.

Nigeria now has a total of 162,641 confirmed cases. 150,466 patients have been discharged so far with 2,049 deaths recorded.]]>
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 07:10:33 +0000
Nigerian man and his girlfriend arrested for cocaine possession in Thailand

Region 2 Narcotic Suppression officers had received a tip-off from a concerned citizen that the suspects were allegedly selling cocaine in the Pattaya and Bangkok area.

The officers captured Ikenna, and Nantana Chiewpanitch, 25, in a sting operation conducted by undercover police who arranged to purchase 10 grams of cocaine in Takhiantia on Friday, March 26.

Ikenna was arrested outside his Takhiantia house and 9.8 g. of white powder seized from him. Police found Nantana Chiewpanitch inside the house but she denied involvement with drug dealing, saying she has only known Ikenna for a few months and worked in a call center in Bangkok.

Investigators then searched their apartment in Bangkok where they recovered nearly a gram of cocaine and hundreds of plastic bags police said were used to package drugs for sale in Bangkok, the East and Central regions.

Police said the Nigerian claimed he was an exporter of dried dory fish to his home country. Police countered it was a shell company used to launder his drug money.

They were taken to the Banglamung Police Station to face charges of illegal possession of Category 2 drugs (cocaine) with intent to sell. ]]>
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 07:08:55 +0000
Lifeless body of 20-year-old lady found inside a gutter in Enugu (photo)

A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, states that her body was evacuated to the hospital, following information received in the early hours of Monday, March 29 by Police Operatives attached to New Haven Police Division. Ndukwe said the doctors on duty confirmed her dead while the corpse was deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy.

The police spokesperson added that two (2) persons have been arrested and are being investigated to ascertain their culpability or otherwise, in the death of the young lady.]]>
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 07:02:48 +0000
Angry fans beat up match officials with center referee losing some of his teeth
According to Ghanaian media, the incident occurred after Wanamafo Mighty Royals' game with Bofoakwa Tano ended in a goalless draw.

The report said fans of the home team took to the field after the final whistle and assaulted the match officials resulting in center referee Niatire Suntuo Aziz losing some of his teeth.]]>
Mon, 29 Mar 2021 15:06:20 +0000
Alex Iwobi leaves Super Eagles camp after testing positive for COVID-19

The Everton forward tested positive in Benin Republic before Saturday’s AFCON clash against the home team, which Nigeria won 1-0. He later travelled back to Nigeria with the rest of the squad on Sunday.

Iwobi has left the camp,” disclosed Eagles spokesman Babafemi Raji. “Before he left, he did not show any symptoms, he was fine. The team will follow up on him.”

Nigeria top Group L with 11 points from five matches and have already qualified for the 2021 AFCON, which will be hosted by Cameroon in January 2022.

The Super Eagles will play their final qualifier clash against bottom nation Lesotho at the National Stadium, Surulere on Tuesday, March 30. ]]>
Mon, 29 Mar 2021 15:01:39 +0000
Woman marries her late husband’s corpse so they will remain one

The wedding ceremony was attended by a large crowd.

The bride, wearing a white wedding dress, was escorted by women in the community, as she walked down to the corpse housing her husband's body.

"We are aware it is not your wish to have a wedding ceremony in this manner, but kindly accept this ring so that you and your wife will remain one," the man presiding over the ceremony told the dead groom.

According to reports, Beatric Mbayi is a member of the Jerusalem Church, headed by Prophetess Mary Akatsa, whom they call Mummy.

Members of the church view death as a graduation, hence the belief that even in death a couple could remain together. ]]>
Mon, 29 Mar 2021 14:58:50 +0000
Man Dies In Fatal Accident In Anambra (Disturbing Photos)
Eyewitnesses said the crash was as a result of speeding which led to the loss of control of the wheel.

Three persons, 2 male adults and 1 female adult, were involved in the accident. One male adult and one female adult sustained varying degrees of injuries and were rushed to St Charles Borromeo hospital by the FRSC rescue team from Nteje Command. One of the male adults was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty and his body has been deposited at Wisdom Mortuary Awkuzu.

Confirming the incident to newsmen, the sector Commander Anambra State FRSC, CC Andrew A Kumapayi FHNR, warned motorists against speeding while driving. He said, "Speed thrills but kills."]]>
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 14:53:20 +0000
Trains Collide In Southern Egypt, 32 Dead, 66 Wounded
Dozens of ambulance vehicles were rushed to the scene of the crash, which took place in the southern province of Sohag, said a statement by Egypt’s heath ministry.

Local media displayed videos from the scene showing flipped wagons with passengers trapped inside and surrounded by rubble. Some victims seemed unconscious, while others could be seen bleeding. Bystanders carried bodies, laying them out on the ground near the site of the accident.

Egypt’s railway system has a history of badly maintained equipment and poor management. Official figures show that 1,793 train accidents took place in 2017 across the country.

In 2018, a passenger train derailed near the southern city of Aswan, injuring at least six people and prompting authorities to fire the chief of the country’s railways.

In the same year, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said the government lacks about 250 billion Egyptian pounds, or $14.1 billion, to overhaul the run-down rail system. El-Sissi spoke a day after a passenger train collided with a cargo train, killing at least 12 people, including a child.

A year earlier, two passenger trains collided just outside the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, killing 43 people. In 2016, at least 51 people were killed when two commuter trains collided near Cairo.

Egypt’s deadliest train crash took place in 2002, when over 300 people were killed when fire erupted in speeding train traveling from Cairo to southern Egypt.]]>
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 14:50:08 +0000
Mr. P To Release Debut Album “The Prodigal” - April 02, 2021
The album contains the hit, “Follow My Lead” (feat. Wande Coal) and also contains a guaranteed wedding song banger “I Do” with Tiwa Savage, melodiuous tune “I Love You” with three vocal divas Simi, Teni, Tamar Braxton, on April 2, 2021.]]>
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 14:41:46 +0000
People's mindset are so dirty - Model speaks on being fingered on a live TV show

The lady who noted that she was paid to appear on the X-rated show, stated that she wasn't fingered. She also claimed that people's mindset are so dirty.

Fri, 26 Mar 2021 14:39:06 +0000
NIN mandatory to register for UTME - JAMB says as registration date is announced

JAMB also announced the commencement of registration of candidates for the 2021 Direct Entry (DE).

The statement signed by the Head, Public Affairs and Protocol of JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said candidates will require their National Identity Number (NIN) for registration.

JAMB further said candidates are to note that the registration for Direct Entry applicants would run concurrently with that of UTME candidates. There would be no extension of time for the sale of the UTME/DE application documents.

It stated that registration will take place in 700 centres across the country and the list is available in all the state offices and JAMB’S website.

The statement reads : "The Governing Board of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) met at its meeting of 22nd March, 2021 and decided that: For any person to be registered for UTME/DE, he/she must supply his/her National Identity Number (NIN). It is therefore mandatory for participation in the 2021 Registration Exercise.

"Registration will take place in 700 centres across the country. The list is available in all the state offices and JAMB’S website:

"The approved schedule for registration and examination are as follows: a. Registration exercise will start on Thursday, 8th April to Saturday, 15th May, 2021.

"Optional Mock will be held on Friday, 30th April, 2021 (for those ?who indicate interest and registered ?before 24th ?of April, 2021).

"The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination would hold from ?Saturday, 5th to Saturday, 19th June, 2021.

"The venue of the examination will be at any of the centres in the candidate’s chosen examination town. The registration fee for the 2021 application documents is N3,500 and N500 for the recommended Reading Text.

"Information regarding other registration processes and requirements would be made available on the Board’s website and advertised in the electronics and print media from 5th April, 2021."]]>
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 14:35:47 +0000
Chadian lady nabbed at Abuja airport with 234 grams of heroin concealed in private part

A statement released by the spokesperson of the agency, Femi Babafemi today March 26, states that she was nabbed by vigilant narcotics agents during an outward clearance of the airline at the boarding gate after being scanned.

''Under interrogation, she claimed she was contacted by a man who called her from Italy to collect the drug from one man who delivered the illicit substance to her in a hotel she lodged in Lagos early in the morning before she took her flight to Abuja same day for onward journey to Italy.

She further claimed that the man brought 50 wraps of heroin for her to swallow but she couldnt, and as such she decided to insert 18 wraps into her private part and returned the remaining to the man that brought them drug to her in the hotel.

According to her, she came into Nigeria to raise money to pay for her house and shop rents which had expired in Italy, as life has been so difficult since the coming in of COVID-19 pandemic. She said the owner of the drug was to pay her 10,000 Euro on successful delivery of the drug to Italy.''the statement read]]>
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 14:33:42 +0000
Uganda Police arrest suspected serial killer who strangled four young women to death and burnt their

The suspect identified as Musa Musaasizi, alias, Uncle, was arrested by detectives on Wednesday, March 24.

The suspect, a resident of Mujomba Zone 6, Nakulabye in Rubaga Division, Kampala City, allegedly had sexual intercourse with all the four women before he strangled them, burnt their bodies and later dumped them in isolated areas in the same division.

The Director of Crime Intelligence, Brig Christopher Ddamulira, who confirmed the arrest on Thursday, said the suspect admitted to the killings and is cooperating with detectives to identify the victims and where the killings happened.

"We arrested him and we have handed him over to Old Kampala Police Station for further processing and visiting the crime scenes,” Brig Ddamulira said.

Four victims have been identified by the police but security agencies have given only two names who are both residents of Makerere Kikoni. These are Elizabeth Mutesi, 21, and Mackline Ahereza, 21, who was killed on February 23, 2021.

Ahereza was killed in Kikoni and her body transported to Nateete, which is around 10km away, burnt and dumped there.

The identification of one of the killed women enabled a joint security team comprising the Police Directorate of Crime Intelligence and Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence investigators to reconstruct the last moments and movements of the deceased.

A security source said they used a combination of technology systems acquired under CCTV camera project to know the people the deceased women talked to and areas they visited. The data zeroed in on Musaasizi.

The source said using the same system, the security agents tracked and arrested Musaasizi.
Upon interrogation, Musaasizi admitted to killing the women and has an account of each them and the baby.

He has since been taken to Mwanga II Magistrates Court where he recorded an extra judicial statement with a judicial officer.

Musaasizi told detectives that on February 22, he killed Aheereza, whom he says was his girlfriend, on suspicion of having an extramarital affair. He told detectives that he strangled her in his rented house in Nakulabye before putting the body in a suitcase.

He then hired an unsuspecting boda boda rider who took him to Kobil Petrol Station Nakulabye where he bought paraffin in a five-litre jerrycan before continuing to Stone View at Nateete.

Near Stone View, he alighted from the boda boda with his suitcase but told the rider to wait for him on the main road. After a short distance, he opened the suitcase, lit the body, he told detectives. He boarded the motorcycle back to his home.

On March 13, the suspect told detectives he was with his girlfriend only identified as Kansiime in the house when she started communicating with other men on the phone.

He said he had fallen in love with Kansiime while she was pregnant for another man. He claimed that Kansiime’s boyfriend had abandoned her. Kansiime later gave birth and they stayed in a relationship.

Musaasizi said he was annoyed that Kansiime would talk to other men yet he was caring for her. On March 13, Kansiime with her three-month old baby paid Musaasizi a visit and he strangled them to death.

He told detectives that he first put the baby’s body in a bag, before taking it to Makerere-Kivulu and dumping it near the National Housing building. He bought paraffin at the petrol station before returning to his home to wait for curfew time to dump Kansiime’s body.

At around 2am, he, with the help of others, dumped the body of Kansiime near Kasubi Tombs where he doused it with paraffin and lit the fire.

Three days later, he killed another woman only identified as Noreen. He reportedly strangled her and dumped the body near Kasubi Tombs. However, this time he burnt the body with petrol.

Musaasizi doesn’t give detectives clear reasons why he killed Noreen ut blames an evil spirit that attacked and ordered him to end her life.

On March 16, Musaasizi asked Mutesi to visit him at home to which she accepted.
Mutesi is said to have visited at around 9pm. He said Mutesi asked for Shs50,000 to plait her hair which he gave her and then they had sex. Later, Mutesi told him that he wanted to go back to her home. Musaasizi said he strangled her to death.

He kept the body inside the house until deep in the night when he took it far away from his home where he burnt it. He said all mobile phones of the victims were thrown in the pit latrine at his rented home in Nakulabye.

Criminal Investigations Directorate spokesperson Charles Twiine said detectives are still searching Musaasizi’s home and all other areas where he claims to have killed his victims.]]>
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 14:31:52 +0000
Super Eagles players traveling to Porto Novo in three boats ahead of AFCON qualifier

The squad left Nigeria on Friday morning, March 26, using the country's waterways due to the proximity of both West African countries. They were escorted by several security officials in smaller boats. ]]>
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 14:23:49 +0000
Thierry Henry to quit social media until the platforms tackle online abuse

The former Arsenal and France captain made the announcement on his social media platforms on Friday, March 26 after so many black footballers including Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling and Tyrone Mings complained about racist abuse they receive on social media.

Henry says social media companies such as Twitter and Instagram are not doing all they can to prevent racism on their platforms and he will not return to social media until a change has been made.

Henry wrote: "Hi Guys.

"From tomorrow morning I will be removing myself from social media until the people in power are able to regulate their platforms with the same vigour and ferocity that they currently do when you infringe copyright.

"The sheer volume of racism, bullying and resulting mental torture to individuals is too toxic to ignore. There HAS to be some accountability.

"It is far too easy to create an account, use it to bully and harrass without consequence and still remain anonymous.

"Until this changes, I will be disabling my accounts across all social platforms. I'm hoping this happens soon."

Last July, Henry made a statement by taking a knee for the first eight minutes and 46 seconds of a match against New England Revolution.

He also showed solidarity following the death of George Floyd, who died early 2020 after a Minnesota police officer pressed his knee on his neck for the same amount of time as Henry knelt.

He also explained the abuse he received after moving to the New York Red Bulls in an interview last year.

"At one point, I said people didn't see my colour any more because I played football, because I was, in brackets, famous," Henry said.

"When I came to play in the US, my colour came back because no one could recognise me, depending on which state we were in. My colour came back. It was the first time again that I felt like I left my neighbourhood.

"When I arrived in New York, some people could recognise me and some couldn't.

"When you ask for a cab, he looks and sees you are a certain colour and puts the light on and suddenly he isn't free any more. You're left like, 'Hang on I'm alone here'. It hit me again."]]>
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 14:19:49 +0000
Woman had her period for one year and three weeks and also suffered Covid-19

The woman explained that she suffers from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, PCOS, hence the irregular and extended period.

She added that having her period for over one year led to her passing out sometimes. She also had to undergo blood transfusions. To make matters worse, she had coronavirus.

Her last period which started in Feb 2020 just ended on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, and she took photos of her "tired" body.

Her post encouraged others who suffer PCOS to speak out too.

Read her tweets below and reactions from other women.]]>
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 08:50:09 +0000
96 new cases Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-28, Yobe-20, Akwa Ibom-10, Cross River-9, Kaduna-6, Kano-5, Edo-4, Oyo-3, Plateau-3, Jigawa-2, Osun-2, Borno-1, Nasarawa-1, Rivers-1, Sokoto-1.

There are now 162,178 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 2,031 deaths have been recorded. 148,726 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 08:46:56 +0000
Boy, 11, is tied to ceiling fan at high speed and brutally tortured with hot iron and nails

The boy was tied to a moving fan at top speed and dragged across the room, according to Nigerian Medical doctor and humanitarian, Yolanda George-David who shared footage of the aftermath. When the boy vomited blood and fainted from the ordeal, a hot iron was used to resuscitate him and the torture continued.

They also hammered nails to his legs and cut him with blades multiple times.

In the video, the boy is seen whimpering in pain as they attempted to remove his trousers. The fabric stuck to the wound on his skin and had to be peeled from his skin.

Footage of his naked body shows how badly the skin on his butt and thighs has peeled. His ankle, where he was tied and suspended from the fan, is also badly bruised as seen in the video.]]>
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 08:45:50 +0000
Senate adjourns plenary till April 13

Senate President Ahmad Lawan who made the announcement at the end of plenary on Wednesday March 24, said the Senate will proceed on 19 days Easter break which will commence on Thursday March 25 and last till Tuesday April 13, 2021.

Standing committees of the Senate would continue to carry out their legislative work during the break period.]]>
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 08:43:37 +0000
Customs officer drowns while trying to intercept a boat carrying smuggled items

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Western Marine Command, on Wednesday, March 24, announced that it lost an officer in a boat mishap

The Public Relations Officer, Idaho Sulaiman, disclosed this in a statement in Lagos.

He said the incident occurred at about 6:10 p.m. on March 22, while operatives of the command, Akere Surveillance/Monitoring team under Idiroko Outstation, were acting on credible information along Vawhe-Isalu creeks.

Mr Sulaiman said the team, led by Inspector of Customs (IC) Ajayi A.S., had the mishap while trying to intercept a boat suspected to be carrying smuggled items.

"The accident resulted in the death of Assistant Inspector of Customs (AIC) Aliyu AA by drowning.

"The body of the deceased was found underneath the river with the assistance of villagers around the axis.

"The body was taken to General Hospital Badagry and later deposited at the mortuary, having been certified dead by the doctor on call.

"The corpse was transported by air on-board MAX air airline to Kano on March 23, on the request of the family of the deceased," he said.

He said the deceased, who hailed from Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina, was born on July 10, 1987.

Mr Aliyu joined the NCS on Oct. 17, 2013, as Customs Assistant II (CAII) and got promoted to the rank of AIC on Jan. 1, 2019.

Sympathising with the family of the deceased, Mr Sulaiman said: "At these trying times, the Customs Area Controller, on behalf of the officers/men of the WMC, commiserate with the family of the deceased and pray for the repose of his soul and also for God to grant the deceased eternal rest."
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 08:42:22 +0000
Three fake custom officers arraigned for fraud in Edo

The trio, Afekhai Aliu, Felix Victor, and James Blessing Anne were slapped with a six-count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence.

According to The Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, they are alleged to have defrauded one Ikhaigbode Jimoh Oya by claiming to be Custom Officers in charge of auctioning confiscated vehicle at Idiroko, Ogun State.

One of the counts reads. "James Blessings Anne, Felix Victor and Afekhai Aliu Obaadugbo on or about the 10th of December, 2018 at Benin with the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud obtained the sum of N216,000 (Two Hundred and Sixteen Thousand Naira) as part payment for two vehicles from Ikhaigbode Jimoh Oya who you represented yourselves to as Custom Officers in charge of the auction of confiscated vehicles at Idiroko capable of selling a Lexus 350 and Mercedes ML 350 SUV to him, which representation you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence"

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to them.

In view of their pleas, the prosecution counsel, Moses Arumemi prayed the court to fix a date for trial and to remand the defendants in custody. However, the defence counsel, S. O. Osazuwa prayed the court to grant his clients bail as the alleged offence was bailab?e.

Justice Ikponwonba granted bail to the defendants in the sum of N500,000 each and a surety in like sum. The surety should be resident within the jurisdiction of the court.

The case was adjourned till May 20, 2021, for hearing.]]>
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 08:40:33 +0000
Super Eagles to travel to Benin Republic by boat ahead of must win AFCON qualifiers

Ahead of their penultimate 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game in Porto Novo, on Saturday March 27, the Super Eagles players who are currently camped in Eko Hotel, Lagos, will leave Nigeria to Benin using the country's waterways.

After much debate and consideration amongst the NFF officials, citing security issues and time distance, the Federation have agreed to use boat instead of air or road transport to go to Benin.

The travel will occur a day before Saturday’s clash at the Charles de Gaulle Stadium in Benin.

Gernot Rohr’s men will be expected to return to Lagos by Sunday for their final Afcon qualifying fixture against Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.

Earlier this month, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick said the FA was going to abandon plans to fly to Benin and seriously consider going by boat and that they were in talks with the Lagos State Government.

"Going to Cotonou by boat, I do that all the time when we were going to inspect, we did it, there's nothing wrong in exploring other forms of adventure in Nigeria,” Pinnick said .

"There's nobody in Lagos that has not been to Ilashe or been to Tarkwa Bay, so it's the same thing, so what's the big deal?

"Look at the Lagos boat terminal, it's one of the best in the world that I've seen, so why don't we use all those things if we have them?

Nigeria lead the Group L table after picking up eight points from four matches while Benin trail the three-time African champions by just a point in second spot.

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 08:35:44 +0000
CCTV captures moment an "overly friendly" lady stole a phone from a shop

CCTV footage shared by the business owner showed the "overly friendly" lady chatting with the salesgirl. Shortly after the salesgirl turned her back to bring another phone to show her, the lady grabbed one of the phones on display and inserted it in between her legs. The lady did not show any form of discomfort as she walked freely with the phone still inside its case, in between her legs.]]>
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 08:34:31 +0000
Cardi B reacts after she's called out for thanking God in a video

The rapper shared a video where she expressed her thanks to God for the blood of His son and a man responded, telling her that it's "disrespectful" for her to be calling on God because her way of life goes against God.

He said Cardi B is thanking God for things the devil gave to her. He added that she raps about fornication yet she's calling on God and on the blood of His son.

Cardi hit back, asking if she won't even be allowed to thank God. She added that her faith in God is too strong for the critics.

Wed, 24 Mar 2021 12:45:34 +0000
214 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Adamawa-109, Lagos-33, Bauchi-26, Kaduna-9, Rivers-9, FCT-7, Oyo-7, Gombe-5, Ebonyi-4, Osun-3, Ekiti-1, Ogun-1.

There are now 162,076 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 2,031 deaths have been recorded. 148,530 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.

Wed, 24 Mar 2021 12:35:54 +0000
Is crossdressing about to become a pandemic in Nigeria?"- Actress Nkiru

In a post shared on her Instagram page, Nkiru asked if Nigerians should be worried about this trend. See her post below]]>
Wed, 24 Mar 2021 09:57:22 +0000
Your type is probably one in a century - Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde tells Hubby

In a post shared on her Instagram page, Omotola said her husband needs to be studied as he a rare kind of man.

''Happy birthday to a Rare kind of Man.
You Need to be studied.
Your Type is probably One in a Century.
Live Long King !
Love you forever My Captain.'']]>
Tue, 23 Mar 2021 11:06:07 +0000
Insecurity: We are in a critical situation - Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi

Speaking at a security summit held at the National Defence College in Abuja on Monday March 21, the Minister stated that the fight against insecurity can be won when security agencies collaborate.

Magashi said;

“We are in a critical situation that requires the understanding, buy-in, support and collaboration of important stakeholders and key players in this strategic national task.

“This is important to minimise distractions and maximise civil support in order to facilitate operational success and mission outcomes.”

On the federal government's effort to combat insecurity, the Minister disclosed that they have adopted a “multi-dimensional effort".

He said;

“This summit is coming at a sobering time in the life of our dear nation — a time when merchants of violence are threatening to tear the very foundations of our nation; a time when diverse manifestations of security threats dot the landscape and impact individuals, communities and almost all sub-national entities in disconcerting ways; a time when fear and uncertainty pervades the land; a time when global indicators of national insecurity give room for serious concern."]]>
Tue, 23 Mar 2021 11:03:25 +0000
Lady accused of killing her 10-year-old househelp remanded in prison custody

Rights activist, Gwamnishu Emefiena Harrison who served an update on the case alleged that they rejected N2m to back off from the case.

He also disclosed that Nmesoma killed her househelp Kosi, by "hitting her head on an iron window protector and striking her head with a rod." The case has been adjourned till April 28.

He wrote;


I don't know how we did it, with our collective voice we followed up to make sure the Police charge NMESOMA OKAFOR to court for MURDER.

Be informed that we rejected 2million naira offer to back off from this case.

Madam Mmesoma is now in PRISON custody for the murder of her 10 year old maid.

To Nmesoma committee of friends who are going round threatening our volunteers, please read the charge and see how little Kosi was murdered by your beloved friend.

"By hitting her head on iron window protector and striking her head with a rod which caused her death".

We at Behind Bars Family will follow till the end and make sure justice is served.

Special thanks to Inspector General of Police CRU head ACP Ishaku for working with us on this very case.


Next adjourned date is 28th April, 2021.]]>
Tue, 23 Mar 2021 11:01:31 +0000
Master allegedly beats his apprentice to death at Trade Fair Market in Lagos

The incident occurred at Auto Parts section of the Trade Fair Market in Lagos. The crowd which gathered at the scene expressed their anger with masters maltreating boys under their care/tutelage. They stated that they will set an example with this.]]>
Tue, 23 Mar 2021 10:48:44 +0000
Mother of three allegedly stabs husband to death in Lagos

The 28-year-old woman who was paraded before newsmen at the command headquarters in Ikeja by the State Commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu, allegedly stabbed her late husband, Edwin Anduaka with a kitchen knife during a domestic quarrel.

Recounting how the incident occurred, Eje claimed to have been seperated from her husband for quite some time. She said;

“My late husband came to my house in Ikorodu on that fateful day. While he was in my house, he wanted to collect a chain and a cloth from me which he did. We later started an argument, I tried to calm him down but he refused.

"He left but came back to meet me at my business place, the next day. He said he wanted to collect the children’s clothes but I told him they will be going to school. I pleaded with him.

"All this while I was holding a knife and he started beating me. Unfortunately, the knife I was holding pierced his stomach and he fell down. He was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.”]]>
Tue, 23 Mar 2021 10:40:38 +0000
Actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, and husband, celebrate 25th wedding anniversary

Omotola shared the lovely photo above on her Instagram page this morning with the caption

''25 years Strong !
Happy Marriage Anniversary to us ''

Happy wedding anniversary to them!

Tue, 23 Mar 2021 09:40:17 +0000
I married my first crush" Annie Idibia expresses her love for Tuface with beautiful words

Annie shared a photo from their wedding and captioned it with heartfelt words.

She wrote:

Yes !!! I Married My First Crush !
Yes!!! I Married My First Love
Yes!! I Married The baby daddy to My first child “my sunshine”
I Always Knew It Was You ... How it would happen or work out ??? That I was clueless about ... a puzzle I never ever wanted to solve! But I knew it had to be you ... it just had to be u.. or else the chemistry... n ofcos my heart won’t feel the way it always did ! I truly , n honestly believe everyone has his/her soulmate !!! Ain’t no doubt that we are soulmates
I gave you all of me , knowing that in you , n you only has this imperfect girl found perfection!!!( mbok figure d meaning out yasef o)
Either in this lifetime or another, it would have been ... n it has always been YOU
Happy ANNIEversary “ a guy” @official2baba
23rd March 2013

A day ago, Annie shared an adorable video of Tuface singing to her. They were apart as she was on set, so he recorded a song for her and sent it.]]>
Tue, 23 Mar 2021 09:38:13 +0000
Before and after photos of Nigerian transgender, Buchi Alexandra
Buchi sometime ago transitioned into a female. See more of his before and after photos below]]>
Mon, 22 Mar 2021 15:31:42 +0000
Wife bites off husband's pen!s while accusing him of cheating (photos)

Asifa Nakagolo, 38, bit her husband, Bashir Mukaire's penis off in an act of revenge after she found out he stayed overnight at his second wife's house in Uganda.

Asifa, who is pregnant, sank her teeth into her husband’s penis after he returned from a night out in Bugweri District, Eastern Uganda on Wednesday, March 17.

She reportedly believed Bashir had been "cheating" on her with his second wife, who is also expecting a child.

Mr Mukaire, a father of nine, is now fighting for his life, police claim, after his penis "died off" before it could be re-attached.

The 45-year-old is believed to be suffering from a "major tear" to his "genitals".

He said: "My second wife is an expectant mother, the reason why I slept there and returned to Nakagolo in the morning. Upon seeing me, she charged and gnawed into my genitals causing a major tear."

After the attack, a neighbour called an ambulance after telling the couple Mukaire would bleed to death if he doesn't see a medic.

Mr. Suna, who is treating Mr Mukaire, said the 45-year-old will not "be able to have sex for the rest of his life."

The medic added that he will also be "urinating via a catheter for the rest of his life."

He said: "His penis can’t be re-attached because it ‘died off; so to speak before it could get to the hospital. This man will not be able to have sex for the rest of his life.

"This man will be urinating via a catheter for the rest of his life according to injuries he sustained."

A spokesman for the Busoga East Police said the wife ran away after the incident and a hunt to find her has begun.]]>
Mon, 22 Mar 2021 15:22:35 +0000
Relationship counsellor, Cyril Lutterodt fingers woman on live TV

Lutterodt who appeared on UTV's adult talk show “Red Light", left many asking where his wife was after continously pressing the butt of the lady he used to drive home his "counsels" on the live TV show.

He then proceeded to finger the lady before putting her on the bed they made in the studio for further orgasm.]]>
Mon, 22 Mar 2021 15:16:44 +0000
19 dead, 34 injured in fatal accident along Kaduna-Abuja highway

Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday, March 22, said 34 others were injured and are now receiving treatment in a hospital.

According to Aruwan, the crash, which occurred late on Sunday evening, March 21, involved a commercial DAF trailer and was caused by a combination of speeding, and an exploding tyre, leading to a loss of control, which caused the vehicle to veer into the bush.

"A total of fifty-three (53) people were involved in the crash; 16 of these died on the spot, with three others later confirmed dead. Thirty-four (34) sustained injuries which ranged from bruises and cuts to dislocations and head injuries. They were evacuated from the scene by personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps. The survivors are receiving treatment in hospital," he said.

Officials of the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, visited the site of the crash to ascertain the report of events and avoid misrepresentations of the incident.

According to Auwal Idris, the driver, most of the passengers on board the ill-fated trailer were picked at Kara, by a filling station in Lagos, with some to be dropped off at Zaria, while Kano was meant to be the final destination.

Aruwan said Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed shock and sadness at the report, and prayed for the repose of the souls of those who perished in the crash, while sending condolences to their families. He also wished the injured victims a speedy recovery.

The Governor commended the personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps for their swift response, and prompt evacuation of the casualties from the scene.

He enjoined drivers on the route to exercise caution at all times and avoid potentially dangerous driving practices like speeding.]]>
Mon, 22 Mar 2021 15:13:10 +0000
How Weight Loss Affects Your Tattoos? make ribs tattoo, it will make you look more powerful and attractive. The design that you choose makes you look unique and different. These rib tattoos can focus on a person’s curves and body shape. Do you know any other benefits of having a rib tattoo?]]> Mon, 22 Mar 2021 08:30:11 +0000 Naomi Campbell bares it all as she goes topless for a shoot (photo)

Despite Instagram's strict rules on nudity that forces women to cover their nipples with their hands, hair, or blur it out, the supermodel shared the topless photo on Instagram without hiding anything.]]>
Mon, 22 Mar 2021 08:14:24 +0000
86 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases as follows; FCT-33, Lagos-28, Ondo-11, Kano-7, Akwa Ibom-3, Rivers-3, Kaduna-1.

There are now 161,737 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 2,030 deaths have been recorded. 147,899 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Mon, 22 Mar 2021 08:11:02 +0000
One police officer dies after gunmen attacked police station in Imo (photos)
The hoodlums stormed the station in their numbers and started shooting sporadically into the air. Operatives of the Division however successfully repelled them. After the encounter, it was discovered that the hoodlums destroyed some doors and windows.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Ikeowku Orlando, said no arm(s) was taken away but that an Inspector who was on duty at the time of the attack, gave up the ghost while receiving treatment as a result of injuries sustained during the melee.

During an on-the-spot assessment of the station, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Nasiru Mohammed, decried the level of damage in the Division which he termed as barbaric. He encouraged officers not to be deterred by this attack, but be charged to brace up the challenge and ensure policing activities continue in the area.

The police boss warned those responsible for all the attacks to desist from it, or be prepared to face the law.]]>
Mon, 22 Mar 2021 08:08:49 +0000
Cross River NLC Chairman kidnapped

Ukpekpi was kidnapped while standing in front of his house at CROSPIL Estate, Akpabuyo, in the outskirt of Calabar with his wife around 8pm on Sunday March 21.

It was gathered that they took him through the river at the bridge head at Atimbo, while his son got into another car and chased after them. The Nation reported that they shot at the tyres of the car the NLC Chairman's son drove, bursting them.

This is reportedly the second time Comrade Ukpekpi would be kidnapped in front of his house after the first incident in December 2019.]]>
Mon, 22 Mar 2021 08:03:16 +0000
South African man arrested for the murder of his ex-girlfriend's 7-year-old daughter

It was gathered that Samogelo’s mother had left her daughter sleeping around 11.30am on March 11, 2021, when she went to the shop.

On her return, she found her daughter not around, she started searching for her and went to her ex boyfriend’s place where no one was found. She asked around and one of her neighbours told her that Samkelo was seen with her ex boyfriend at around 12pm.

She proceeded to open a Missing Person (Child) case at Rabie Ridge Police Station.

SAPS Spokesperson, Sgt Dipelelo Moremi, who confirmed the arrest on Monday, March 15, said the police searched the suspect's home and discovered the lifeless body of the girl in his wardrobe.

"The missing person enquiry was completed and a preliminary investigation conducted. Upon searching the place, the body of the missing child (Samogelo Mokhele) was discovered in the wardrobe and the necessary role players were contacted but the suspect was not found," he stated.

"In the following morning (12 March) VISPOL Commander Lt Colonel Mashalane and other members went for a search and the suspect was arrested at a hideout. A knife with blood was also found on his possession."

The suspect is in custody at the Rabie Ridge Police Station.]]>
Sat, 20 Mar 2021 10:26:11 +0000
Teenage girl allegedly stabs her brother to death for questioning her movement

Biletiri Idowu Ruth, 17, is said to have stabbed her elder brother, Kehinde Joshua Biletiri on Thursday, March 19, 2021, at their home at Igbokoda area of Ondo State.

According to reports, she came home that morning after spending the night elsewhere. Her brother then questioned her for sleeping out and this led to an argument.

She then picked a knife and allegedly stabbed him with it.

He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Ruth is now in police custody.]]>
Sat, 20 Mar 2021 10:23:48 +0000
Final year female student killed in church building collapse

Asimwe was due to graduate on July 2, 2021, with a Bachelor of Human Resource Management, having sat for her final exams in January.

The deceased suffered injuries when a ceiling of an auditorium collapsed on her and other congregants at the House of Rest Church at Fido Dido building in Kampala during lunch hour prayers on Monday, March 15.

She breathed her last on Tuesday while at Mulago National Referral Hospital where she had been rushed for treatment after the incident.

Asimwe was laid to rest on Wednesday, March 17, at Kangulumira in Kayunga District where family members and friends lauded her for her generosity.

“She was set to graduate on July 2, at our next graduation ceremony. So as UCU, we shall award her with a posthumous degree,” Mr Frank Obonyo, the UCU communications and marketing manager, said.

Mr Emmanuel Opolot, a cousin of the deceased, described her as a jolly person, charming and jovial budding entrepreneur.

Mr Opolot revealed that the deceased had been employed as sales agent with a local beverage company and fended for the family.

"She was a very jolly person and a sister who would always send me a message every morning to check on me. She has been a source of joy to us as a family,” Mr Opolot said.

"Being the first born, we had a lot of hope in her. Even when she was a lively person, she was also a responsible citizen because she had a small business of Chupa ku Chupa from which she would earn a living and also support her sisters. Chupa ku Chupa was a deal she had endorsed with beverage distributors to promote their brands, Mr Opolot said.

Ms Molly Kangume, a colleague who shared class with the deceased since 2017 when they both enrolled at UCU, described Asimwe’s passing as a shock, since she had been at a social event with friends the previous day.

“I got the news through her best friend. It was so shocking because at the weekend, she was out with her friends and even posted everything on her Facebook status,” Ms Kangume said. ]]>
Sat, 20 Mar 2021 10:20:41 +0000
Lady tattoos singer Mayokun's face on her stomach (photos)

Reacting to the trending photos, Mayokun wrote

Yoooo! Crazzyyy'']]>
Sat, 20 Mar 2021 10:18:47 +0000
Crying child found wandering alone on a deserted road in Bayelsa

The girl, who identified herself as Jennifer Alex was spotted crying by a commercial tricycle driver on Thursday, March 18.

According to Dienita Jackson Daniel, who posted the report on Facebook, the driver took the child to Otuoke but he couldn't locate her parents.

The girl is currently at Ekeki Police Station. If anyone has any useful information about her parents, please contact the station.

Read Dienita Jackson Daniel's post below...

"Please this child named, JENNIFER ALEX was found close to Otuoke Community in Ogbia Local Government Area by a Tricycle Operator (Keke Driver) around 5pm on Thursday 18th March, 2021. She was crying and walking along the lonely road between Onuebum and Otuoke.

The Keke Driver named Saidu Yusuf saw her crying and stopped to ask why she was alone crying in the bush part of the road. She couldn't explain herself but pointed toward Otuoke so he took the child to Otuoke but unfortunately he couldn't find her parents. He actually tried his best to help find her parents but no headway so he decided to take her to a media house.

Of all the questions we asked her she was able to mention her name, 'JENNIFER" father's name "ALEX"and her mother's name "PRECIOUS". When we asked about her Community and where she lives she repeatedly mentioned something similar to Ayamasa, but she can't speak Ijaw, Ogbia, Epie or any of the major languages spoken in Nigeria. Anytime you asks her about where she stays she repeatedly mentions that name similar to Ayamasa but i doubt if it is the AYAMASA in Ekeremor LGA.

The Keke Driver and i later took her to the Ekeki Police Division. So please, if you know her parents or any of her relatives kindly direct them to the Ekeki Police Division.]]>
Sat, 20 Mar 2021 10:16:23 +0000
Barber fakes his death after being attacked by man whose wife he slept with

The barber identified as Emmanuel Chipepetseki a.k.a Chipaz, was caught red-handed in the act on March 15.

It was gathered that on the day of the incident, the taxi driver Andrew called his wife informing her that he was not coming back home as he had secured business at the border town. His wife then reportedly made arrangements with Chipaz to come to her place and spend the night.

Andrew who reportedly had a change of mind and canceled his trip, showed up at his place in the middle of the night unannounced and caught his wife and Chipaz in their bedroom having sex.

Chipaz managed to escape and disappeared into the dark even though Andrew unconvered who he was.

The next day, Andrew gathered his friends and began a manhunt for Chipaz who was found relaxed at his house near Neshuro Growth Point. The taxi driver and his friends bundled Chipaz into their car and took him to the growth point where they thoroughly bashed him.

To save himself, Chipaz pulled a death act prompting his attackers to retreat. Realizing that there was a window to escape, Chipaz bolted away to safety.]]>
Sat, 20 Mar 2021 10:12:50 +0000
Dispatch rider allegedly killed by BRT bus

Eyewitnesses said the incident occurred on Thursday March 18, at Ojuelegba area of Lagos. Facebook user, Precious McDoe who shared a graphic video from the scene, wrote;

Sat, 20 Mar 2021 10:10:59 +0000
Suspected rapist who had nude videos and photos of his victim on his phone arrested

Confirming his arrest to newsmen, Ademuyiwa Adejobi spokesperson of the state police command, said Obi was arrested on March 17 after his victim who lives in the same environment, reported that the suspect raped her and recorded her nude pictures and videos.

''The police swung into action and arrested the suspect. When a search was conducted on his phone, nude pictures and videos of the victim were recovered from the phone.''Ademuyiwa said

He added that the state Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu has condemned these heinous acts of the suspect and ordered that the matter be transferred to the Gender Unit of the command for further investigation and prosecution. ]]>
Sat, 20 Mar 2021 10:07:51 +0000
Burna Boy features on Justin Bieber's 6th studio album "Justice"

In Beiber's sixth studio album 'Justice,' which was released on Friday, March 19, Burna Boy is on Track 14, titled 'Loved by You'.

Nigerian producer and Burna Boy's longtime collaborator, LeriQ is also listed as a producer on the song.

The news comes days after Burna Boy won his first Grammys with the album 'Twice As Tall' after being nominated for the 'Best Global Music Album' category.

Sat, 20 Mar 2021 10:04:39 +0000
Housewife who bleeds from her eyes during her period baffles doctors

The 25-year-old woman from Chandigarh, India, was diagnosed with haemolacria after seeking help for the condition at the city’s Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Dailystar reports.

Haemolacria is a physical condition that causes a person to produce tears that are partially composed of blood.

Dr Soumitra Ghosh, who documented the case in a new study, said: "Haemolacria means bloody tears. Patients will have blood coming out from one or both eyes.

"Blood coming out with tears is a very alarming clinical entity both for the patient and physician. If you see blood coming out from the eyes, you can imagine how scary a situation it is.

"Haemolacria is a rare clinical condition. It has multiple causes. One of the causes is vicarious menstruation.

"Vicarious menstruation is defined as cyclical bleeding in other extrauterine organs like the nose, eyes, ears, intestine, lungs, nipples and skin.

"Haemolacria due to vicarious menstruation is very, very rare. Only a few cases have been reported in the medical literature so far."

The exact cause of the condition is uncertain, but doctors think the fact that the patient was menstruating at the time could be important.

Dr Gosh explained how the condition appears to be the eyes' blood vessels responding to hormonal changes in the body.

He continued: "Certain ocular and orbital tissues are seen to be hormonally responsive.

"Oestrogen and progesterone can increase the permeability of the capillaries resulting in hyperemia, congestion and secondary bleeding from extrauterine tissue."

The patient was treated with oral oestrogen-progesterone contraceptive pills (combined pill).

On her three month follow-up, the patient was on these pills and she’d had no repeat of the episode.
Sat, 20 Mar 2021 09:59:19 +0000
Marriage is not that important - Singer Waje

The single mum stated this during a Twitter chat with her fans. One of them had asked when she was getting married

''when are you getting married ?''

Responding, Waje wrote

''Marriage is not that important o, joy and happiness, health and well-being. When the time comes we will all dance to the altar but till den let’s thank God for life'']]>
Sat, 20 Mar 2021 09:52:43 +0000
I regret supporting the Buhari presidency - Dino Melaye

Back in 2015, Dino was a member of APC and he campaigned for President Buhari. Melaye was among those that canvassed support for Buhari’s presidential ambition, having dumped the PDP for the ruling APC.

Dino has since defected to PDP and has continued to show his disdain for the APC and the Buhari-led administration.

In an interview with Channels TV on Friday March 19, Dino asked God and Nigerians for forgiveness.

''I apologise to God almighty who is the supreme controller of the universe and Nigerians for supporting Buhari.

The Buhari agenda is the greatest scam that came out of Africa. The Buhari presidency in 2015 is the greatest scam that came out of Africa.

The subject Buhari is the greatest common that came out of Africa. Once I was blind, now I can see. How can one remain in a political party and support the presidency with what is happening today in Nigeria?

I regret seriously supporting that because we were scammed'' he said]]>
Sat, 20 Mar 2021 09:47:49 +0000
See what singer, Akon looks like now (photos)

The Senegalese-American singer, who started his music career in 2003, immediately rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of Locked Up.

The singer is now mostly focused on business and philanthropy and has not been gracing our screens as much.

Now 47, Akon has beefed up a bit and also has some gray hairs. However, he's still just as handsome.]]>
Fri, 19 Mar 2021 10:57:15 +0000
"Armie Hammer raped me for over 4 hours" 24-year-old woman accuses American actor

In a virtual press conference organized by her attorney, Gloria Allred, the 24-year-old woman identified as Effie Angelova claimed that Hammer "abused me mentally, emotionally, and sexually."

Effie went on to describe an alleged incident on April 24, 2017, when she claimed Hammer "violently raped her for over four hours in Los Angeles, during which he repeatedly slammed her head against a wall, bruising my face."

Effie further claimed she "tried to get away but he wouldn’t let her" during the 2017 incident.

"I thought that he was going to kill me," she said.

Effie said she met Hammer over Facebook in 2016 when she was 20 years old, and said their "relationship progressed rapidly."

"He would often test my devotion to him, slyly removing and crossing my boundaries, as he became increasingly more violent," Effie said.

Effie said that after the alleged 2017 incident, she "lived in fear" of him.

"For a long time, I tried to dismiss his actions towards me as a twisted form of love," she continued.

Effie said she stayed in touch with Hammer through 2020. She additionally described bouts of crying, night terrors, and flashbacks that "were so excruciating, they made me feel there was no way out but to take her own life."

Effie's lawyer, Allred, said that her client "does have evidence which she believes supports her serious allegations," and confirmed Effie gave the evidence to police.

However, Hammer has denied the claims.

Hammer’s lawyer, Andrew Brettler, referred to the claims as "outrageous allegations".

Brettler said in a statement thats "all of" Hammer’s interactions with Effie, "have been completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance, and mutually participatory."

Fri, 19 Mar 2021 10:55:04 +0000
Man shows off three used condom he allegedly found in his wife's car

Hardlife Ndlovu who has been married to Amanda Moyo for just a year, said he made the unpleasant discovery last year while looking for some documents in his wife’s car.

He alleged that his wife regularly insults him, threatens him with death and even locks him out of the house when she goes to work.

Hardlife also claimed that his wife who is a money changer who operates near Tredgold Court, returns home late and intoxicated despite knowing that she would have left him locked out of the house.

The man made the claim at Bulawayo Magistrates’ Court Civil Division, where he applied for a protection order against his wife who he claims is unruly. He said in court;

“I’m having problems with my wife Amanda Moyo. She locks me outside the house. And I sleep outside the house.

“When I knock at the door, she insults me and threatens to kill me.

“She comes home in the early hours of the morning very drunk. When I ask her where she would’ve been, she gets angry, insults me and threatens to kill me."

B-Metro reported that Hardlife's protection order application was struck off in court after he surprisingly failed to pursue the case. In an ironic development, his wife Amanda has now filed her own protection order against him.

Fri, 19 Mar 2021 10:52:11 +0000
Arewa youths give Yoruba indigenes 72 hours to leave Northern region

The group gave the ultimatum while reacting to the statement credited to Sunday Igboho on Wednesday, March 18 where he said the time had come for the actualization of the Yoruba Nation.

Sahara Reporters quoted Igboho as saying

"Starting from now, we don't want herdsmen in our land to disturb our farms again. If we meet any killer herdsmen, we are going to face and destroy them.

If any police attack us for that, we are ready for them. We don't want Nigeria again, but Yoruba nation. There is no essence for one Nigeria when major resources in the country are in the hands of the northerners.

Enough is enough, no going back… we are not scared of anybody; these killer herders are taking over our land and they are killing us''

Reacting to Igboho's statement, the Northern youth group in a statement released by its speaker, Mohammed Salihu Danlami, asked Igboho to move all Yorubas from the North within 72 hours.

"One Mr. Sunday Igboho issued a press statement in which he was quoted as saying enough is enough; that the time for Yoruba nation is now, that they will no longer accommodate and accept the presence of Northerners.

The constitution of the country has made it crystal clear that any Nigerian can live in any part of the country, irrespective of his or her religious and tribal placements.

We are hereby giving him the ultimatum of 72 hours to move his people out or we will be forced to take necessary actions by personally taking the responsibility of gett