Nairaplace Forum http://nairaplace.com/ Nairaplace Forum Nigerian Forum en-En zchigozie@yahoo.com Talk show host, Larry King dies at 87 weeks after testing positive for COVID-19 http://nairaplace.com//2909/talk-show-host-larry-king-dies-at-87-weeks-after-testing-positive-for-covid-19.html


The news of his death was revealed on via his official Twitter account by his representatives, Ora Media, on Saturday January 23. No official cause of death has yet been announced.


"With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host, and friend Larry King, who passed away this morning at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles,” King’s official Twitter announced on Saturday morning.



“For 63 years and across the platforms of radio, television and digital media, Larry’s many thousands of interviews, awards, and global acclaim stand as a testament to his unique and lasting talent as a broadcaster. Additionally, while it was his name appearing in the shows’ titles, Larry always viewed his interview subjects as the true stars of his programs, and himself as merely an unbiased conduit between the guest and audience. Whether he was interviewing a U.S. president, foreign leader, celebrity, scandal-ridden personage, or an everyman, Larry liked to ask short, direct, and uncomplicated questions. He believed concise questions usually provided the best answers, and he was not wrong in that belief.”]]>
Sun, 24 Jan 2021 10:19:49 +0000
Lady dies after her boyfriend allegedly pushed her from a five-storey building http://nairaplace.com//2908/lady-dies-after-her-boyfriend-allegedly-pushed-her-from-a-five-storey-building-.html


A statement released by the spokesperson of the command, Haruna Mohammed, states that at about 6:30am this morning, men of the Awada police Station received a report that at about 3am, the victim fell from the 5th floor of the five storey building located at N0.6 Orakwe close, fizzle Awada Obosi in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State.

Haruna said police operatives attached to Awada Division visited the scene, photographed the victim and rushed her to Bex hospital Onitsha for medical attention but was certified dead on arrival by a medical doctor.

''Preliminary inquiry from the occupants of the compound revealed that the girl was allegedly pushed down from the room of one Nonso Eze 'm' aged 37years of same address who is occupying the 5th floor following a quarrel. Suspect was subsequently arrested and search executed in his appartment where a pair of female slippers and unused condom was recovered as exhibits'' Haruna's statement read



The police spokesperson added that the corpse was deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy while investigation is ongoing to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident after which suspect will be brought to book.]]>
Sun, 24 Jan 2021 10:18:32 +0000
Man cuts off his father's head then wears the dead man's intestines round his neck http://nairaplace.com//2907/man-cuts-off-his-father-s-head-then-wears-the-dead-man-s-intestines-round-his-neck.html


Dmitry Ponomarenko from Odessa is accused of stabbing his 53-year-old dad multiple times on Jan 20, 2021, after an argument broke out between them.



A Kiev district court was told that Ponomarenko cut off his father's head and ripped open his stomach, before turning the knife on a 32-year-old neighbour who rented a room from the family, killing him instantly.



The prosecutor in court claims that then Ponomarenko, who reportedly has a wife and small child, went out into the street with his father's head and intestines around his neck.



Local media claimed Ponomarenko emerged from his flat on January 20 covered in blood and was hitting cars with his dad’s head.



One resident told a reporter: "A naked and bloodied man, wrapped in guts and holding the head of a man came out of the front, sat on a bench and lit a cigarette."



While being questioned by police on the day he killed his father and their 32-year-old tenant, he told police that "he is a god who is not worshipped".

Before the court session, Ponomarenko told reporters that the murder was "a ritual in which I convinced myself that I was all around, and that everyone was watching me and I was watching everyone."



Prosecutor Valery Boldyrev asked for Ponomarenko to remain in custody, arguing that he had no permanent place of residence or work and could commit a crime again.



Ponomarenko himself pleaded guilty and said that he "should be kept in custody."


A police spokesman said on the day of the killings: "We received calls from shocked people reporting a man walking in the neighbourhood with a severed head in his hand."

According to reports, he was fired from his job at the Duke Hotel the previous day for being under the influence of drugs and inappropriate behaviour.



When asked why he had carried out the killings, Ponomarenko allegedly told witnesses "he had to".



Ponomarenko could face 15 years in prison if convicted of double murder.]]>
Sun, 24 Jan 2021 10:16:08 +0000
Nnamdi Kanu reacts to IGP's order for the arrest of Sunday Igboho http://nairaplace.com//2906/nnamdi-kanu-reacts-to-igp-s-order-for-the-arrest-of-sunday-igboho.html

Last week, Ondo state Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, issued a seven day ultimatum to herdsmen occupying Ondo state forests to vacate the state accusing them of banditry and incessant killings. The eultimatum expires on Sunday January 24.



In reaction to the ultimatum the Presidency stated that no one has right to tell herdsmen where to live.


Oyo state Youth leader, Sunday Igboho held rallies this week in the South West giving herdsmen quit notice to leave the state and accusing them of incessant robberies and kidnapping in the state

He even dared the Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde to come and arrest him for defending his people.


On Friday, the Inspector-general of police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu ordered the arrest of Sunday Igboho, over the quit notice.



The IGP directed Oyo commissioner of police, Ngozi Onadeko to arrest Igboho and transfer him to Abuja.



In another twist, the National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo in a new interview declared that nobody has the power to remove Fulani herdsmen from the state’s forests.


Bodejo claimed the Fulani's own all the land in Nigeria and they value cows more than human beings. He said the Fulanis have settled in the Ondo Forest reserves for over 250 years and will not obey anybody to leave the place.



Nnamdi Kanu, has now reacted to the development.


On Saturday evening, January 23, Kanu wrote;

"Before your very eyes, Nigeria is turning to a pathetic APARTHEID State, mercilessly implementing the supremacy of one tribe over all others. And you do nothing. Incredible!"]]>
Sun, 24 Jan 2021 10:10:13 +0000
1633 new cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2905/1633-new-cases-of-covid19-recorded-in-nigeria.html


According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 498. Other places with fresh cases include Plateau-214, FCT-176, Rivers-99, Kaduna-98, Edo-87, Anambra-86, Akwa Ibom-50, Osun-47, Kano-40, Oyo-40, Kwara-39, Ebonyi-28, Niger-28, Taraba-28, Ogun-27, Ondo-21, Ekiti-12, Katsina-7, Borno-6 and Delta-2.



Nigeria now has 120,602 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 95,901 patients have been successfully treated and discharged while 1,502 deaths have sadly been recorded.

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Sun, 24 Jan 2021 10:03:22 +0000
Three men arrested for beating 23-year-old to death over alleged phone theft http://nairaplace.com//2904/three-men-arrested-for-beating-23-year-old-to-death-over-alleged-phone-theft-.html


According to the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the three men identified as Ugo Obi, Chinonso Jude and Chibuke Samson, all of MTN street Iju Ota, were arrested following a report by one Ajibade Gbenga who reported at Onipanu divisional headquarters that his son Samuel Ajibade was alleged to have stolen two handsets by the suspects, consequent upon which the three suspects jointly beat him to state of comma.



Oyeymi said Ajibade informed the police that the deceased was rushed to general hospital ota for medical attention but was confirmed dead on arrival, by the doctor on duty.


Upon the report, the DPO Onipanu division CSP Bamidele Job led his detectives to the scene where the three suspects were quickly arrested. It was the quick response of the police that saved the suspects from being lyinched by angry mob who had gathered to apply jungle justice on them immediately they heard that the victim had died.
The corpse of the deceased has been deposited at the general hospital ota mortuary for post mortem examination.'' Oyeyemi said



He added that the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution. ]]>
Sun, 24 Jan 2021 09:59:18 +0000
Driver arrested for the brutal murder of his boss, after four years on the run http://nairaplace.com//2903/driver-arrested-for-the-brutal-murder-of-his-boss-after-four-years-on-the-run.html


The suspect was arrested by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, DCI, on Saturday evening January 23.

DCI Director, George Kinoti said before his brutal murder, the late Chief Inspector Odongo was the OCS Muthithi Police Station in Kigumo, Murang’a County.



"The suspect then a Police driver had on June 26th 2016, walked into the station’s report office, picked a quarrel with his boss & shot him 9 times in cold blood, before disappearing. But he would not hide for long before the long arm of the law finally caught up with him," Kinoti said.



"Today at midday, detectives from the Crime Research & Intelligence Bureau, who have been on his trail smoked him out of his hideout in Senetoi, Narok South. Previous attempts to arrest him had proved futile after he escaped our dragnet for a number of times, prompting detectives to change tact. He is currently being processed to answer to his heinous crime." he added. ]]>
Sun, 24 Jan 2021 09:55:36 +0000
Girl, 10, strangles herself to death while partaking in shocking TikTok challenge http://nairaplace.com//2902/girl-10-strangles-herself-to-death-while-partaking-in-shocking-tiktok-challenge.html


Antonella Sicomero was found lifeless on the bathroom floor by her four-year-old sister in Palermo, Sicily.



Like the dangerous Blue Whale challenge, the TikTok craze Antonella is feared to have joined a sick game that has been popular on TikTok over the past year.



She told her family she was going for a shower but investigators are said to believe she was really filming herself while taking part in the online craze.



Antonella's heartbroken dad Angelo said another of Antonella's sisters told him she had been taking part in a TikTok challenge, La Repubblica reports.



He told the paper: "Antonella was playing the game of asphyxiation.



"My daughter, little Antonella, died because of an extreme game on TikTok, how can I accept it?"



ANSA media agency reports that she arrived at the hospital in cardiac arrest on Thursday, Jan 21.



Doctors fought to save her life but she was later declared brain dead and in an irreversible coma.



Her organs were donated to save three other children before her life support was switched off.



Police in Sicily have seized Antonella's phone and are investigating possible links to social media sites, according to reports.



Experts have warned of the risks associated with these challenges, including fainting, seizures, brain damage, and even death.



Public prosecutors in Palermo have opened two investigations for "instigation to suicide".



TikTok said they would be fully cooperating with authorities.



A spokesman said: "Our deepest sympathies are with the girl's family and friends.



"We do not allow content that encourages, promotes, or glorifies dangerous behaviour that might lead to injury, and our teams work diligently to identify and remove content that violates our policies.



"While we have not currently found evidence of content on our platform that might have encouraged such an incident off-platform, we will continue to monitor closely as part of our continuous commitment to keep our community safe.



"We will also assist the relevant authorities with their investigation as appropriate."

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Sat, 23 Jan 2021 12:05:14 +0000
1483 fresh COVID19 cases recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2901/1483-fresh-covid19-cases-recorded-in-nigeria.html


According to the health agency, Kaduna state recorded 545 cases followed by FCT with 235 fresh cases.



Other states with new cases include Plateau-127, Nasarawa-80, Oyo-72, Delta-65, Rivers-64, Kano-46, Ogun-46, Bayelsa-30, Gombe-30, Abia-28, Osun-27, Edo-25, Ondo-14, Sokoto-12, Zamfara-10, Bauchi-8, Imo-5, Jigawa-4, Ekiti-4, Borno-4 and Niger-2



Nigeria now has 118,138 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 94, 150 patients have been discharged while 1, 490 deaths have sadly been recorded.

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Sat, 23 Jan 2021 12:01:33 +0000
yahoo boys bath in the middle of the road as a native doctor performs ritual http://nairaplace.com//2900/yahoo-boys-bath-in-the-middle-of-the-road-as-a-native-doctor-performs-ritual.html


As the man who filmed the odd scene expressed surprise, a native doctor came out from the trunk of the car to perform a ritual on them before they zoomed off in a hurry.

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Sat, 23 Jan 2021 11:57:46 +0000
Tipper crushes motorcyclist to death in Anambra http://nairaplace.com//2899/tipper-crushes-motorcyclist-to-death-in-anambra.html


A statement released by the Public Education Officer for Anambra State Sector of FRSC, Edor Florence N.(SRC) said that the accident happened between Udoka Nwoya, the driver of Mercedes Benz Tipper with registration number XA 156 EFR, and the unidentified motorcycle rider without registration number at about 11.10am



Edor identified excessive speeding as the cause of the traffic crash that involved two male adults.



She said the motorcyclist was taken to Chira hospital Awkuzu where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty and his body deposited at Wisdom Mortuary Nteje.]]>
Sat, 23 Jan 2021 11:42:03 +0000
Many feared dead as gas plant explodes in Delta (photos) http://nairaplace.com//2898/many-feared-dead-as-gas-plant-explodes-in-delta-photos-.html


According to eyewitnesses, the fire allegedly burnt some persons to death while several buildings located near the scene of the incident were burnt. Many other persons were injured during the fire outbreak.



A video shared online showed some of the burnt victims being rushed to the hospital where they are being treated.



The cause of the explosion is yet unknown.]]>
Sat, 23 Jan 2021 11:37:19 +0000
Mom, 25, murders her 5 kids, burns down house with their bodies inside http://nairaplace.com//2897/mom-25-murders-her-5-kids-burns-down-house-with-their-bodies-inside-.html

Myers, was the mother of three of the kids and stepmother to the two others, according to police and shot all five in the head with a shotgun.


Myers shot each of the children inside the house, then walked outside and turned the gun on herself, police said. The children's names were Shaun Bumgarner, 7; Riley Bumgarner, 6; Kian Myers, 4; Arikyle Myers, 3; and Haiken Myers, 1.


Myers and her husband, Brian Bumgarner, lived in the tiny town of Williamsburg, W.Va., about 30 miles from the Virginia state line in southeast West Virginia.


Her husband was staying with relatives on Dec. 8, the day the tragic incident occured because his car had broken down and he needed transportation to work.


Investigators say they found several text messages from Myers to Bumgarner before Dec. 8.


“You’ll have nothing to come back to but [a] corpse. No one cares why should I?” Myers wrote in one text.


“Money will come and go, once I go there’s no replacing me. I beg and cry for help but never get it. It’s my mental health that needs tending to–help me– I do not care anymore.”



Myers left three separate notes besides her body, including a chilling confession.


“I had shot all of the boys in the head. I had set house on fire. I had shot myself in the head,” Myers wrote.


“I’m sorry. Mental health is serious. I hope one day someone will help others like me. Mental health is not to joke about or taken lightly. When someone begs, pleads, cries out for help, please help them. You just might save a life or more lives.”


In another note, Myers wrote, “This is no one’s fault but my own. My demons won over me, and there’s no going back. So sorry I wasn’t strong enough.”


Police say Myers had no documented history of mental health problems and that Child Protective Services was never in contact with Bumgarner or Myers.


The County Sheriff Bruce Sloan, absolving any possibility of foul play, said physical evidence matched Myers’ account in her confession and encouraged anyone battling mental health issues to seek help.]]>
Sat, 23 Jan 2021 11:31:36 +0000
Body of newborn baby found dumped inside gutter in Benue http://nairaplace.com//2896/body-of-newborn-baby-found-dumped-inside-gutter-in-benue.html


The body placed on a wrapper was discovered by residents at JS Tarkaa Way on Wednesday night, January 20, 2021.



The discovery was said to have left many residents and eyewinesses shocked and angry. One Comr Tyotule, who posted photos taken from the scene said whoever dumped the baby shall know no peace.



"Gboko girls why. This bouncing baby boy was dumped in a gutter yesterday night at JS Tarkar Way. Mesage to the girl. You shall have no peace."



Simeon Kwaghbula wrote: "LIFE IS MYSTERIOUS.... WHILE OTHERS ARE FASTING AND PRAYING TO HAVE A BABY, Someone delivered a baby, then threw the baby in a gutter and the baby died"]]>
Fri, 22 Jan 2021 10:11:33 +0000
Restructuring alone won't solve Nigeria's problem - Jonathan http://nairaplace.com//2895/restructuring-alone-won-t-solve-nigeria-s-problem-jonathan.html


Speaking at a dialogue on restructuring in Abuja on Thursday January 21, Jonathan averred that the issues of nepotism, ethnic and religious bias also needs to be addressed.



The former President said Nigerians must restructure their minds because the issues at the national level still exist at the state and local levels.]]>
Fri, 22 Jan 2021 10:08:16 +0000
Man pours boiling water on wife for waking him to surprise him with breakfast in bed http://nairaplace.com//2894/man-pours-boiling-water-on-wife-for-waking-him-to-surprise-him-with-breakfast-in-bed.html


Ali Ay, 28, allegedly poured boiling water over Rukiye Ay, 23, because he had wanted to sleep and he saw her romantic gesture as a disturbance.



As a result, Rukiye suffered horrific injuries to her back, and was rushed to hospital in Turkey on January 9.

Speaking from her hospital bed, Rukiye claimed she had brought her husband breakfast in bed as a surprise, but he was angry that she had woken him up.



Rukiya says she then left her husband alone and went to eat breakfast with her daughter but Ali followed and threatened to divorce her.



He then allegedly poured boiling hot water down Rukiya's neck and tried to pour on her face but she turned away.



The scared mum said she tried to run away but she could feel her "T-shirt sticking" to her skin.

Ali is then accused of throwing the "rest of the boiling water" at Rukiya and she said some of it landed on their child's feet.



She said: "I prepared it all and then went to tell my husband he had breakfast in bed. He was angry and demanded to know why I woke him up, and told me not to bother him, so I started having breakfast with my daughter.



"He came in still in a bad mood and told me he was going to divorce me and gain custody of our daughter no matter what I did.



"He then poured boiling water down my neck. He was going to throw it in my face but I turned away.

“I ran away and could my T-shirt sticking to my skin. He then threw the rest of the boiling water at me and some of it landed on my child's feet and the rest hit me on the hip."



Rukiye said she wanted to "escape" but she passed out from the pain and could hear her daughter screaming in the background.



Ali then allegedly grabbed his wife's hair and dragged her to the bathroom, where Rukiye found strength and took the opportunity to run to a neighbour who called the police.



Police arrested him but he was later released on bail, sparking public fury, which resulted in him being re-arrested and remanded in custody.



Rukiye said: "I couldn't believe it, as long as he is free me and my daughter are in danger."]]>
Fri, 22 Jan 2021 10:00:46 +0000
1,964 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2893/1-964-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases across states as follows; Lagos-824, FCT-246, Plateau-166, Kaduna-128, Ogun-76, Nasarawa-74, Anambra-69, Edo-50, Rivers-45, Ondo-44, Niger-40, Oyo-38, Adamawa-35, Kano-31, Akwa Ibom-27, Gombe-19, Kwara-13, Ekiti-12, Delta-6, Kebbi-6, Bauchi-5, Ebonyi-4, Osun-3, Zamfara-1.



There are now a total of 116, 655 confirmed cases of the disease in the country and 1, 485 deaths have been recorded. 93, 646 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.

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Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:57:30 +0000
Nigerian lady fights her friend for telling her boyfriend she’s cheating http://nairaplace.com//2892/nigerian-lady-fights-her-friend-for-telling-her-boyfriend-she-s-cheating.html


While the girl who was confronted insisted that her friend's boyfriend chatted her up, the other maintained that she had no right to talk about her.]]>
Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:56:03 +0000
Man allegedly kills his girlfriend for texting another man in Delta state http://nairaplace.com//2891/man-allegedly-kills-his-girlfriend-for-texting-another-man-in-delta-state.html


A police investigation was launched after the deceased who left her home on Sunday January 17, 2021 never returned.



OgharaVoice reported that Orie's boyfriend who is a commercial motorcyclist (Okada man) was the prime suspect and was allegedly caught attempting to take his own life by drinking a poisonous substance. His neighbours who saw him, rushed him to the hospital after raising an alarm.



Upon being interrogated after regaining consciousness, Happyman said he killed his girlfriend because she was texting another man on her phone.



The Okada man also took police officers to Unoghovo bush where he deposited her corpse.

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Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:54:46 +0000
Republican Lawmaker files articles of impeachment against Joe Biden http://nairaplace.com//2890/republican-lawmaker-files-articles-of-impeachment-against-joe-biden.html

The newly sworn in Rep. from Georgia, who has supported QANON conspiracy theories and criticized the 25,000 National Guard deployed to Washington D.C. to protect the presidential inauguration, took to Twitter to make her announcement.


"I’ve just filed articles of impeachment on President Joe Biden, we will see how this goes," Greene said.


She then immediately used her announcement to raise money for an "Impeach Joe Biden Fund."

In a press release, she accused Biden of "enabling bribery" and "blatant nepotism" by utilizing his son Hunter Biden’s position on the Ukrainian energy company, Burisma.


"President Joe Biden is unfit to hold the office of the Presidency. His pattern of abuse of power as President Obama's Vice President is lengthy and disturbing," she wrote in a statement Thursday.


"President Biden has demonstrated that he will do whatever it takes to bail out his son, Hunter, and line his family's pockets with cash from corrupt foreign energy companies." She added

Biden has repeatedly denied involving U.S. foreign policy in Kiev with his son’s work.


Republicans in the Senate after months of investigation last year found no evidence of wrong doing from Biden.


Greene’s articles of impeachment are not expected to be taken serious as the house is controlled by Democrats.


Greene announced last week, just hours after the House’s historic second impeachment of President Trump, that she would bring articles of impeachment against Biden.


She took to Twitter Thursday to say the "inauguration looked like a one party military state takeover with 30k troops."


"People were told not to go & flags were planted to show the fake support," she claimed.]]>
Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:52:47 +0000
127 Soldiers allegedly resign from Nigerian Army http://nairaplace.com//2889/127-soldiers-allegedly-resign-from-nigerian-army.html


In a memo obtained by Premium Times, it was gathered that the soldiers who are drawn from various formations of the army across the country are all of the junior cadres.



The military personnel comprising of one Master Warrant Officer, three Warrant Officers, 22 Staff Sergeants, 29 Sergeants, 64 Corporals, seven Lance Corporals and one Private, will disengage in May as Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai has since approved their formal disengagement.



Though there was no clarification on those embarking on voluntary retirement and those leaving the army on medical grounds, Brigadier-General T.A Gagariga who communicated the approval of their disengagements directed them to submit all military properties in their possession.



The memo read;



“In compliance with the provisions of section A, the COAS vide reference B has approved the voluntary discharge of the above named NWO and 126 others listed in annex A. The soldiers are to proceed on terminal leave WEF 26th April, 21 while their disengagement date takes effect from 26th May 21 in accordance with the NA administrative policies and procedures No. 27 paragraphs 3 and 4.

“Accordingly, I am directed to request you relate to their respective units to release the affected soldiers to report to HQ CAR with their unit service documents for documentation NLT 5th January 21 and ensure that:

“a. All forms of military controlled items, arms, ammunition and items of combat kits are recovered from the soldiers prior to their disengagement date and certified that they are properly de-kitted.

“b. They complete all necessary documentation for withdrawal from: 1. NAWIS contributions 2. DENFUND contribution 3. National Mortgage Contributions."
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Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:50:09 +0000
Nigerians detained in Saudi Arabia prison for months over expired visa cry out http://nairaplace.com//2888/nigerians-detained-in-saudi-arabia-prison-for-months-over-expired-visa-cry-out.html


In the video, the Nigerians said that according to Saudi Arabia laws, they should only be detained for about two weeks and then deported.



However, in their case, some have been there for about 6 and 7 months without proper care.



They are kept in poor conditions and have something that looks like bin bags as a duvet to keep them warm.



The room where they are placed is also overcrowded and they have to sleep close together, with bodies touching

They called on the Nigerian government to help bring them home as other countries have taken their citizens home.]]>
Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:35:58 +0000
First photos of President Biden resuming at Oval office after his inauguration http://nairaplace.com//2887/first-photos-of-president-biden-resuming-at-oval-office-after-his-inauguration.html


“There’s no time to start like today," Biden said in his first comments to reporters as president.



In his first tweet becoming the nation's 46th commander in chief, US President Joe Biden said that there is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises America is facing.



"There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises we face. That's why today, I am heading to the Oval Office to get right to work delivering bold action and immediate relief for American families," Biden tweeted from the @POTUS account.]]>
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 10:14:56 +0000
Biden becomes America's 46th President as he is sworn in on the steps of the Capitol http://nairaplace.com//2886/biden-becomes-america-s-46th-president-as-he-is-sworn-in-on-the-steps-of-the-capitol-.html


After his swearing-in, he addressed the country for the first time as president and declared to the nation that "democracy has prevailed"



This comes after a chaotic transition where his predecessor Donald Trump denied he won the election and refused to congratulate him, ultimately resulting in violence as Trump supporters invaded the Capitol building two weeks before inauguration day.



"The will of the people has been heard, and the will of the people has been heeded," Biden said on the West Front of the Capitol.

He added: "We've learned again that democracy's precious, democracy's fragile. At this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed."



Biden also paid tribute to the peaceful transfer of power and the resilience of American democracy, saying: "This is America's day. This is democracy's day - a day of history and hope, of renewal and resolve, for crucible for the ages America has tested anew and America has risen to the challenge. Today we celebrate not a candidate, but a cause, the cause of democracy.

The 78-year-old thanked his predecessors for being at his swearing-in.



Former Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush attended though Donald Trump and his family did not. Donald Trump's Vice President, Mike Pence and his wife Karen were at Biden's inauguration too.

Biden said: "I thank my predecessors of both parties for their presence here today. I thank them from the bottom of my heart."



He added that he had spoken to former President Jimmy Carter on the phone the night before. Carter did not attend out of safety reasons because of the COVID pandemic.



Biden also acknowledged the attack that took place on the Capitol two weeks ago, when a pro-Trump mob stormed the building, leading to the death of 5 people.



"Now on this hallowed ground where just a few days ago violence sought to shake the capital's very foundation. We come together under one nation, under god, indivisible, to transfer the peaceful power as we have for two centuries," he said.]]>
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 07:34:43 +0000
FG extends deadline for NIN and Sim card linkage to February 9 http://nairaplace.com//2885/fg-extends-deadline-for-nin-and-sim-card-linkage-to-february-9.html


The Federal government in December 2020 gave Nigerians with NIN that are yet to link their Sim cards till January 19 to link them up or risk getting their telephone lines blocked.



Following the expiration of the deadline on Tuesday January 19, the Federal government has now extended the deadline till February 9.



The mobile network operators (MNOs) in a press statement released today Wednesday, January 20, said that the Federal Government has granted a further extension of the deadline to February 9 to allow subscribers yet to sync their SIMs with their NINs to do so.



“We have received formal confirmation from the NCC that President Muhammadu Buhari has graciously approved the extension of the deadline for subscribers with NIN to link it to their SIM registration data from January 19 to February 9, 2021.

To ensure that we utilise the extension period judiciously, we urge all telecom subscribers who have a NIN to link it to their SIM cards through available channels as soon as possible. Those yet to enroll are advised to visit www.nimc.gov.ngfor a list of enrolment centres close to them.” the statement read in part]]>
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 07:30:09 +0000
Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time leading goalscorer in footballing history http://nairaplace.com//2884/cristiano-ronaldo-becomes-all-time-leading-goalscorer-in-footballing-history.html


The 35-year-old Portuguese striker reached the stunning landmark after scoring the first goal for Juventus in their 2 - 0 win against Napoli to win the Italian Super Cup on Wednesday night. It was his 1,040 games as a professional footballer.

The new record moved him above Josef Bican - with the Austrian-Czech striker scoring 759 goals between 1931 and 1955.



On January 3, Ronaldo moved above three-time Brazil World Cup winner Pele (757 career goals) into second on this list following a brace in a 4-1 Serie A home win over Udinese.



The former Real Madrid and Manchester United striker now has 760 goals in his storied career.



SEE DETAILS OF HOW HE SCORED HIS GOALS BELOW.

Right Foot - 488 (64.29 per cent)

Left foot - 138 (18.18 per cent)

Head - 131 (17.26 per cent)

Hand/arm - 1 (0.13 per cent)

Other - 1 (0.13 per cent)



Open play - 569 (74.97 per cent)

Penalties - 133 (17.52 per cent)

Free Kicks - 57 (7.51 per cent)



Home - 415 (54.68 per cent)

Away - 304 (40.05 per cent)

Neutral - 45 (5.93 per cent)]]>
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 07:24:28 +0000
1386 new cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2883/1386-new-cases-of-covid19-recorded-in-nigeria.html


According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 476.



Other states with fresh cases include Rivers-163, FCT-116, Kaduna-114, Oyo-68, Plateau-62, Ogun-56, Imo-55, Osun-55, Edo-51, Anambra-50, Kwara-44, Kano-17, Ebonyi-14, Cross River-10, Delta-10, Jigawa-8, Bayelsa-6, Ekiti-6, Borno-2, Taraba-2 and Zamfara-1.



Nigeria now has 114, 691 cases of the disease. 92, 336 patients have been discharged while 1478 deaths have been recorded so far.

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Thu, 21 Jan 2021 07:21:19 +0000
Man killed by hit and run driver in Anambra (photo) http://nairaplace.com//2882/man-killed-by-hit-and-run-driver-in-anambra-photo-.html


According to eyewitness, the yet-to-be-identified man was found lying in the pool of his blood by the roadside after he was run over by an unidentified driver.



A rescue team from FRSC Ihiala Command was alerted and on getting to the scene, found the man lying in a pool of his own blood, and there was nothing to identify him with. He was taken to Arch Angel hospital where he was confirmed dead by the Doctor on duty, and his body has been deposited at a mortuary.



The Sector Commander Anambra State CC Andrew A Kumapayi FHNR who confirmed the incident warned drivers to avoid speeding especially in built-up areas, they should use the maximum speed limit of 50km/hr. He also cautioned pedestrians to be watchful when walking along the road and not be distracted. They should use the safest means of crossing the road if need be. ]]>
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 07:19:12 +0000
Actress Bisola Aiyeola releases stunning photos to celebrate turning 35 today http://nairaplace.com//2881/actress-bisola-aiyeola-releases-stunning-photos-to-celebrate-turning-35-today.html


The mother of one wrote in one post: "21-01-21 Chapter 35."

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Thu, 21 Jan 2021 07:16:54 +0000
Skai Jackson's s^x tape with Solange's son, Jules Smith, hits twitter http://nairaplace.com//2880/skai-jackson-s-s-x-tape-with-solange-s-son-jules-smith-hits-twitter.html
People are claiming Jules released the sex tape to humiliate Skai for cheating on him but nobody knows for sure how the tape came to the public.


Jules and Skai are trending on US Twitter and there's supposedly a video of the sex tape on Twitter...]]>
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 09:30:14 +0000
IK Ogbonna's estranged wife, Sonia goes topless in birthday photo http://nairaplace.com//2879/ik-ogbonna-s-estranged-wife-sonia-goes-topless-in-birthday-photo.html


The mother-of-one, who was married to Nigerian actor IK Ogbonna, had no clothes visible in the photo and she used her hands to cover her breasts.



She was however adorned in elaborate jewelleries.



She shared the photo with the caption: "Deeply in love with all that I am, all that I have and all that is coming my way."]]>
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 09:26:06 +0000
1301 new cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2878/1301-new-cases-of-covid19-recorded-in-nigeria.html


According to the health agency, Lagos recorded 551 while the FCT recorded 209 fresh cases.



Other states with new cases include Oyo-83, Plateau-65, Kaduna-64, Enugu-61, Rivers-44, Ondo-39, Benue-37, Akwa Ibom-31, Kano-19, Delta-18, Gombe-18, Ogun-16, Edo-15, Kebbi-10, Ebonyi-9, Jigawa-4, Osun-3, Zamfara-3, Borno-1 and Nasarawa-1.



Nigeria now has 113, 305 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 91, 200 patients have been discharged so far while 1464 deaths have been recorded.]]>
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 09:24:17 +0000
Lady drags pastor to court over fake marital promise and squandering her money http://nairaplace.com//2877/lady-drags-pastor-to-court-over-fake-marital-promise-and-squandering-her-money.html


In her court papers, Tumba told the Honourable Nuhu Musa Garta-led court that she and the 28-year-old pastor met at a prayer meeting at Yolde Pate, a suburb of Yola South LGA in 2019, during which he told her that he saw a vision that she was his wife and he was her husband.



Tumba said the pastor immediately told her to ''sow a seed'' so she can key into the vision. She told the court that she began by first sowing a seed of N1,000. She said their relationship blossomed as the man of God began to visit her in her home which she built while working with a Non-Governmental organization. She said it was in the initial stage of their relationship that the clergyman promised to marry her.



A distraught Tumba told the court that while they were courting, the clergyman told her to resign from her place of work and sell off her house before they can get married. She said she did as he said, resigned from her job and sold her house for N500,000. According to her, when the money of the house was paid to her, she immediately transferred the sum of N50,000 as tithe into the account of the pastor and used the remaining money to support the church from time to time until all the money got finished.



She told the court that it got to a time that he asked her to give him the list of all items as provided by tradition for their marriage, which she did. Tumba told the court that the pastor even deceived her to travel to her village in Michika with a promise he will be coming with his family for their introduction. She said she was in her parent's house in the village for days without him nor his family showing up. She told the court that while in her village, she tried reaching him on phone but he refused to pick up his call. She told the court that she traveled back to Yola and received the shock of her life. Her clergyman boyfriend was nowhere to be found.



She lamented that the clergyman abandoned her after he squandered her money, made her quit her job, sold her only house, and became miserable, saying that she currently lives in one uncompleted building in Yolde Pate and sells vegetables to earn a living.



When the complaint from Tumba was read to the clergyman, he denied all the allegations. The clergyman was in court with another lady whom he had engaged.



The court thereafter adjourned the case till February 4 to enable Tumba to gather her witnesses for cross-examination.]]>
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 09:22:27 +0000
Governor Yahaya Bello reportedly divorces third wife, Hafiza http://nairaplace.com//2876/governor-yahaya-bello-reportedly-divorces-third-wife-hafiza-.html


Vanguard reported that this was confirmed few days ago in a remark he made while receiving an award of honour from the National Council of Women Societies (NCWS).



The Governor appreciated his wives, Hajiya Amina Yahaya Bello and the First Lady, Hajiya Rashida Bello at the award remarks but left out Hajiya Hafiza. The reason for the divorce is still unknown at the moment.
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Wed, 20 Jan 2021 09:20:52 +0000
Donald Trump delivers farewell speech from White House http://nairaplace.com//2875/donald-trump-delivers-farewell-speech-from-white-house.html


In his address on his final full day in office and after having been out of public view for more than a week, Trump touted his legacy and wished luck to the new administration.



Below is the full text of his speech.



My fellow Americans: Four years ago, we launched a great national effort to rebuild our country, to renew its spirit, and to restore the allegiance of this government to its citizens. In short, we embarked on a mission to make America great again — for all Americans.



As I conclude my term as the 45th President of the United States, I stand before you truly proud of what we have achieved together. We did what we came here to do — and so much more.



This week, we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous. We extend our best wishes, and we also want them to have luck — a very important word.



I’d like to begin by thanking just a few of the amazing people who made our remarkable journey possible.



First, let me express my overwhelming gratitude for the love and support of our spectacular First Lady, Melania. Let me also share my deepest appreciation to my daughter Ivanka, my son-in-law Jared, and to Barron, Don, Eric, Tiffany, and Lara. You fill my world with light and with joy.



I also want to thank Vice President Mike Pence, his wonderful wife Karen, and the entire Pence family.



Thank you as well to my Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows; the dedicated members of the White House Staff and the Cabinet; and all the incredible people across our administration who poured out their heart and soul to fight for America.



I also want to take a moment to thank a truly exceptional group of people: the United States Secret Service. My family and I will forever be in your debt. My profound gratitude as well to everyone in the White House Military Office, the teams of Marine One and Air Force One, every member of the Armed Forces, and state and local law enforcement all across our country.



Most of all, I want to thank the American people. To serve as your President has been an honor beyond description. Thank you for this extraordinary privilege. And that’s what it is — a great privilege and a great honor.



We must never forget that while Americans will always have our disagreements, we are a nation of incredible, decent, faithful, and peace-loving citizens who all want our country to thrive and flourish and be very, very successful and good. We are a truly magnificent nation.



All Americans were horrified by the assault on our Capitol. Political violence is an attack on everything we cherish as Americans. It can never be tolerated.



Now more than ever, we must unify around our shared values and rise above the partisan rancor, and forge our common destiny.



Four years ago, I came to Washington as the only true outsider ever to win the presidency. I had not spent my career as a politician, but as a builder looking at open skylines and imagining infinite possibilities. I ran for President because I knew there were towering new summits for America just waiting to be scaled. I knew the potential for our nation was boundless as long as we put America first.



So I left behind my former life and stepped into a very difficult arena, but an arena nevertheless, with all sorts of potential if properly done. America had given me so much, and I wanted to give something back.



Together with millions of hardworking patriots across this land, we built the greatest political movement in the history of our country. We also built the greatest economy in the history of the world. It was about “America First” because we all wanted to make America great again. We restored the principle that a nation exists to serve its citizens. Our agenda was not about right or left, it wasn’t about Republican or Democrat, but about the good of a nation, and that means the whole nation.



With the support and prayers of the American people, we achieved more than anyone thought possible. Nobody thought we could even come close.



We passed the largest package of tax cuts and reforms in American history. We slashed more job-killing regulations than any administration had ever done before. We fixed our broken trade deals, withdrew from the horrible Trans-Pacific Partnership and the impossible Paris Climate Accord, renegotiated the one-sided South Korea deal, and we replaced NAFTA with the groundbreaking USMCA — that’s Mexico and Canada — a deal that’s worked out very, very well.



Also, and very importantly, we imposed historic and monumental tariffs on China; made a great new deal with China. But before the ink was even dry, we and the whole world got hit with the China virus. Our trade relationship was rapidly changing, billions and billions of dollars were pouring into the U.S., but the virus forced us to go in a different direction.



The whole world suffered, but America outperformed other countries economically because of our incredible economy and the economy that we built. Without the foundations and footings, it wouldn’t have worked out this way. We wouldn’t have some of the best numbers we’ve ever had.



We also unlocked our energy resources and became the world’s number-one producer of oil and natural gas by far. Powered by these policies, we built the greatest economy in the history of the world. We reignited America’s job creation and achieved record-low unemployment for African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, women — almost everyone.



Incomes soared, wages boomed, the American Dream was restored, and millions were lifted from poverty in just a few short years. It was a miracle. The stock market set one record after another, with 148 stock market highs during this short period of time, and boosted the retirements and pensions of hardworking citizens all across our nation. 401(k)s are at a level they’ve never been at before. We’ve never seen numbers like we’ve seen, and that’s before the pandemic and after the pandemic.



We rebuilt the American manufacturing base, opened up thousands of new factories, and brought back the beautiful phrase: “Made in the USA.”



To make life better for working families, we doubled the child tax credit and signed the largest-ever expansion of funding for childcare and development. We joined with the private sector to secure commitments to train more than 16 million American workers for the jobs of tomorrow.



When our nation was hit with the terrible pandemic, we produced not one, but two vaccines with record-breaking speed, and more will quickly follow. They said it couldn’t be done but we did it. They call it a “medical miracle,” and that’s what they’re calling it right now: a “medical miracle.”



Another administration would have taken 3, 4, 5, maybe even up to 10 years to develop a vaccine. We did in nine months.



We grieve for every life lost, and we pledge in their memory to wipe out this horrible pandemic once and for all.



When the virus took its brutal toll on the world’s economy, we launched the fastest economic recovery our country has ever seen. We passed nearly $4 trillion in economic relief, saved or supported over 50 million jobs, and slashed the unemployment rate in half. These are numbers that our country has never seen before.



We created choice and transparency in healthcare, stood up to big pharma in so many ways, but especially in our effort to get favored-nations clauses added, which will give us the lowest prescription drug prices anywhere in the world.



We passed VA Choice, VA Accountability, Right to Try, and landmark criminal justice reform.



We confirmed three new justices of the United States Supreme Court. We appointed nearly 300 federal judges to interpret our Constitution as written.



For years, the American people pleaded with Washington to finally secure the nation’s borders. I am pleased to say we answered that plea and achieved the most secure border in U.S. history. We have given our brave border agents and heroic ICE officers the tools they need to do their jobs better than they have ever done before, and to enforce our laws and keep America safe.



We proudly leave the next administration with the strongest and most robust border security measures ever put into place. This includes historic agreements with Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, along with more than 450 miles of powerful new wall.



We restored American strength at home and American leadership abroad. The world respects us again. Please don’t lose that respect.



We reclaimed our sovereignty by standing up for America at the United Nations and withdrawing from the one-sided global deals that never served our interests. And NATO countries are now paying hundreds of billions of dollars more than when I arrived just a few years ago. It was very unfair. We were paying the cost for the world. Now the world is helping us.



And perhaps most importantly of all, with nearly $3 trillion, we fully rebuilt the American military — all made in the USA. We launched the first new branch of the United States Armed Forces in 75 years: the Space Force. And last spring, I stood at Kennedy Space Center in Florida and watched as American astronauts returned to space on American rockets for the first time in many, many years.



We revitalized our alliances and rallied the nations of the world to stand up to China like never before.



We obliterated the ISIS caliphate and ended the wretched life of its founder and leader, al Baghdadi. We stood up to the oppressive Iranian regime and killed the world’s top terrorist, Iranian butcher Qasem Soleimani.



We recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.



As a result of our bold diplomacy and principled realism, we achieved a series of historic peace deals in the Middle East. Nobody believed it could happen. The Abraham Accords opened the doors to a future of peace and harmony, not violence and bloodshed. It is the dawn of a new Middle East, and we are bringing our soldiers home.



I am especially proud to be the first President in decades who has started no new wars.



Above all, we have reasserted the sacred idea that, in America, the government answers to the people. Our guiding light, our North Star, our unwavering conviction has been that we are here to serve the noble everyday citizens of America. Our allegiance is not to the special interests, corporations, or global entities; it’s to our children, our citizens, and to our nation itself.



As President, my top priority, my constant concern, has always been the best interests of American workers and American families. I did not seek the easiest course; by far, it was actually the most difficult. I did not seek the path that would get the least criticism. I took on the tough battles, the hardest fights, the most difficult choices because that’s what you elected me to do. Your needs were my first and last unyielding focus.



This, I hope, will be our greatest legacy: Together, we put the American people back in charge of our country. We restored self-government. We restored the idea that in America no one is forgotten, because everyone matters and everyone has a voice. We fought for the principle that every citizen is entitled to equal dignity, equal treatment, and equal rights because we are all made equal by God. Everyone is entitled to be treated with respect, to have their voice heard, and to have their government listen. You are loyal to your country, and my administration was always loyal to you.



We worked to build a country in which every citizen could find a great job and support their wonderful families. We fought for the communities where every American could be safe and schools where every child could learn. We promoted a culture where our laws would be upheld, our heroes honored, our history preserved, and law-abiding citizens are never taken for granted. Americans should take tremendous satisfaction in all that we have achieved together. It’s incredible.



Now, as I leave the White House, I have been reflecting on the dangers that threaten the priceless inheritance we all share. As the world’s most powerful nation, America faces constant threats and challenges from abroad. But the greatest danger we face is a loss of confidence in ourselves, a loss of confidence in our national greatness. A nation is only as strong as its spirit. We are only as dynamic as our pride. We are only as vibrant as the faith that beats in the hearts of our people.



No nation can long thrive that loses faith in its own values, history, and heroes, for these are the very sources of our unity and our vitality.



What has always allowed America to prevail and triumph over the great challenges of the past has been an unyielding and unashamed conviction in the nobility of our country and its unique purpose in history. We must never lose this conviction. We must never forsake our belief in America.



The key to national greatness lies in sustaining and instilling our shared national identity. That means focusing on what we have in common: the heritage that we all share.



At the center of this heritage is also a robust belief in free expression, free speech, and open debate. Only if we forget who we are, and how we got here, could we ever allow political censorship and blacklisting to take place in America. It’s not even thinkable. Shutting down free and open debate violates our core values and most enduring traditions.
In America, we don’t insist on absolute conformity or enforce rigid orthodoxies and punitive speech codes. We just don’t do that. America is not a timid nation of tame souls who need to be sheltered and protected from those with whom we disagree. That’s not who we are. It will never be who we are.



For nearly 250 years, in the face of every challenge, Americans have always summoned our unmatched courage, confidence, and fierce independence. These are the miraculous traits that once led millions of everyday citizens to set out across a wild continent and carve out a new life in the great West. It was the same profound love of our God-given freedom that willed our soldiers into battle and our astronauts into space.



As I think back on the past four years, one image rises in my mind above all others. Whenever I traveled all along the motorcade route, there were thousands and thousands of people. They came out with their families so that they could stand as we passed, and proudly wave our great American flag. It never failed to deeply move me. I knew that they did not just come out to show their support of me; they came out to show me their support and love for our country.



This is a republic of proud citizens who are united by our common conviction that America is the greatest nation in all of history. We are, and must always be, a land of hope, of light, and of glory to all the world. This is the precious inheritance that we must safeguard at every single turn.



For the past four years, I have worked to do just that. From a great hall of Muslim leaders in Riyadh to a great square of Polish people in Warsaw; from the floor of the Korean Assembly to the podium at the United Nations General Assembly; and from the Forbidden City in Beijing to the shadow of Mount Rushmore, I fought for you, I fought for your family, I fought for our country. Above all, I fought for America and all it stands for — and that is safe, strong, proud, and free.



Now, as I prepare to hand power over to a new administration at noon on Wednesday, I want you to know that the movement we started is only just beginning. There’s never been anything like it. The belief that a nation must serve its citizens will not dwindle but instead only grow stronger by the day.



As long as the American people hold in their hearts deep and devoted love of country, then there is nothing that this nation cannot achieve. Our communities will flourish. Our people will be prosperous. Our traditions will be cherished. Our faith will be strong. And our future will be brighter than ever before.



I go from this majestic place with a loyal and joyful heart, an optimistic spirit, and a supreme confidence that for our country and for our children, the best is yet to come.



Thank you, and farewell. God bless you. God bless the United States of America.]]>
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 09:18:42 +0000
Young lady dies after allegedly being sexually harassed while twerking b*tt nak*d http://nairaplace.com//2874/young-lady-dies-after-allegedly-being-sexually-harassed-while-twerking-b-tt-nak-d.html


Ama Broni reportedly attended a carnival at Budumburam in the Gomoa East District where she met her untimely death. The carnival dubbed ‘Family Street Carnival’ took place on Saturday, 16th January 2021 at Budumburam in the Central Region.



At the carnival, a challenge was thrown to the crowd that whoever was able to twerk heavily would be given $100. Hoping to make some money, Ama took up the challenge and hit the stage to dance.



In videos shared online, the mother of two was seen dancing on stage butt naked as some guys tried touching her private part. This prompted her to bring her performance to a halt and she made way to the backstage after collecting the prize money.



According to some eyewitnesses, while making her way down the stage, the mother of two was electrocuted but did not help from those around her because they thought she was still being hyper. It wasn't until she fell down that they got to her and quickly rushed her to the hospital where she was confirmed dead.



Other eyewitnesses alleged that Ama died after she jumped and broke her neck while trying to escape from men that were assaulting her sexually during her dance performance.]]>
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 09:16:48 +0000
Retired Archbishop of Church of Uganda suspended over affair with a married woman http://nairaplace.com//2873/retired-archbishop-of-church-of-uganda-suspended-over-affair-with-a-married-woman.html


Ntagali, 65, was the 8th Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Uganda before handing over to Kazimba on March, 1, 2020 after clocking the retirement age.

According to a letter dated January 13, 2021 from the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Most. Rev. Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu, the retired Archbishop Ntagali has been accused of involving in an extra-marital affair with a married woman and he (Ntagali) has acknowledged.



"This adultery is a grievous betrayal on many levels. Retired Archbishop Ntagali has betrayed his Lord and Saviour, his wife and their marriage vows, as well as the faith of many Ugandans and global Christians who looked up to him to live the faith he proclaimed,” the letter sent to the Anglican Bishops under the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) reads in part.



Kazimba added that the Church of Uganda has approximately 13 million members, all of whom have ‘sinned and fallen short of the glory of God,’ as the Bible reads in Romans 3:23 but the Church has to hold its leaders more accountable to the standards that they are called to uphold.



Kazimba said in the letter that he had informed Ntagali about the suspension and that Ntagali will not be allowed to perform any priestly duties such as preaching, function sacramental or represent the Church of Uganda in any way until further notice.



Kazimba also urged the Church of Uganda to send prayers to the spouses in both relationships, for repentance and healing to those who have committed adultery and for justice and forgiveness to flow.



"This is not a time for us to gossip. This is a time for repentance; a time for prayer; a time to examine our own sin and failings in humility; and a time to make all our relationships right before God,” Kazimba said.



Kazimba however added that the Church of Uganda will not shy away from their commitment to uphold the moral standards of marriage as a lifelong, exclusive union between one man and one woman while condemning adultery as immoral as homosexuality.



"No one is above God’s law. We call on all who have fallen shirt of this standard to go before the Lord in prayer and confess your sin, repent of your ways, and make restitution to those you have hurt,” Kazimba added.

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Wed, 20 Jan 2021 09:13:26 +0000
Adorable video of dogs 'praying' before eating goes viral http://nairaplace.com//2872/adorable-video-of-dogs-praying-before-eating-goes-viral.html


The Twitter user shared the video with the caption: "This is what my dad sends me Lmaoo it's cute though."

In the video, the dogs are seen bowing their heads as their owner says the grace before meal. Immediately he ended with "Amen", they rushed towards their bowl of food.



Twitter users said it was cute and others also shared photos of their dogs praying too.]]>
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 09:09:52 +0000
80-year-old Tanzanian man dies during sex with his 33-year-old lover in hotel http://nairaplace.com//2871/80-year-old-tanzanian-man-dies-during-sex-with-his-33-year-old-lover-in-hotel.html


Mr Mluli reportedly collapsed and died suddenly on Saturday, January 16, while he was in room number 22 at Mbezi Garden Hotel in Dar es Salaam, where he had gone to relax in the company of his girlfriend identified as Neema Kibaya

Sources say the two had arrived shortly at the hotel with Mluli arriving first before his companion.

The Kinondoni Regional Police Commander, Mr Ramadhan Kingai, who confirmed the incident on Monday, January 18, told journalists that the police force received a phone call from Mbezi Garden Hotel manager Newton Mkonda on January 16 at around 3pm.



The caller informed the law enforcers of the sudden death of a client at the hotel who had occupied room number 22.



"The police arrived at the area and found Mr Mluli’s body along with a woman who identified herself as Neema Kibaya. Ms Kibaya told the police of the love relationship she had with the deceased,” said Kingai.



Police then took the body to Mwananyamala Hospital for postmortem while Ms Kibaya, a resident of Goba and a businesswoman, has been detained.



Preliminary investigations, he said, showed that Mr Mluli could have died from a normal death because his body shows no signs that there was any form of confrontation between him and any other person prior to the death.



"There were no direct physical signs that could have been noted as doubtful with exception of his under wears getting wet before he passed away,” said Mr Kingai.



While searching in the room, police found out that Mr Mluli was in possession of Sh37,000, his national identification card and Tecno mobile handset. Medical experts at the Mwananyamala Hospital will conduct a postmortem as soon as his relatives shown up.



"Postmortem protocols demand the presence of a relative of the deceased who has to identify the body before burial preparations." he added.]]>
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 15:10:56 +0000
Town elects goat and dog as mayor http://nairaplace.com//2870/town-elects-goat-and-dog-as-mayor.html


It is not the first time the town of Fair Haven has elected an animal as mayor.


First, a goat named Lincoln was elected mayor in 2018, and a dog named Murphee has since taken over the job.


“When I was talked into putting Murfee up to run, I thought, easy-peasy, we’ll get some T-shirts, we’ll go to the Spring Fling, we’ll sell some shirts and raise some money,” the Cavalier King Charles spaniel’s owner, Linda Barker, told the Rutland Herald.


“And then COVID struck and it was like ... there go all the easy plans,” she said, noting they’ve since begun selling face masks instead.


The town needed $100,000 to pay for the playground’s renovations. Fundraisers led by the goat and the dog made $30,000, and the town has put forward another $20,000 toward the project.



Now they have gotten most of their contributions due to their animal mayors, the town plans to start construction for the project in May.]]>
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 08:10:16 +0000
Dwyane Wade strips down to end his birthday celebrations http://nairaplace.com//2869/dwyane-wade-strips-down-to-end-his-birthday-celebrations.html


The father-of-four posed with his wife Gabrielle Union, who positioned herself to help cover his nakedness.



"Birthday behaviour! 39 is already looking up," the former professional basketball player captioned the photo.

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Tue, 19 Jan 2021 07:50:15 +0000
1617 fresh cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2868/1617-fresh-cases-of-covid19-recorded-in-nigeria.html


According to the health agency, Lagos recorded 776 fresh cases, the highest for the day.



Other places with fresh cases include Kaduna-147, Kwara-131, FCT-102, Plateau-78, Edo-59, Ogun-53, Osun-45, Rivers-37, Taraba-36, Nasarawa-34, Adamawa-33, Kano-26, Delta-20, Ebonyi-16, Bayelsa-11, Gombe-11 and Borno-2.



Nigeria now has 112,004 confirmed cases of the disease.



89,939 patients have been successfully treated and discharged while 1,449 deaths have sadly been recorded.

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Tue, 19 Jan 2021 07:48:27 +0000
Maina has partial stroke and needs urgent medical attention - Lawyer http://nairaplace.com//2867/maina-has-partial-stroke-and-needs-urgent-medical-attention-lawyer.html


Adibe made the diclosure while speaking on We FM. Commenting on the current state of his client who was re-arrested in Niger Republic and extradited to Nigeria after jumping bail, Anayo alleged that he is in a very bad shape.



He further said that correctional centre's facility is not equipped enough to give Maina adequate medical attention.



The lawyer said;



“I visited him at the prison about a week ago and from the visit, he was not looking fine at all.

“I was told he had suffered a mild stroke, his blood pressure has been very high and his sugar level has risen astronomically. He is in a very bad shape.

“The resident doctor has written several letters to the authorities asking that he be taken to a better and well equipped medical facility. Those letters have not been responded to,” he said.

“As his lawyers, we have taken a step further. We have written the comptroller-general, informing him of the dire situation our client finds himself presently and that except he is afforded quick medical attention, the story might change very soon because the truth is that we fear for his life.”



Adibe also revealed that he has filed an application for his client to be granted bail on health grounds and it would be heard on January 20. ]]>
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 07:45:36 +0000
Biden won't support Buhari's government - Pat Utomi http://nairaplace.com//2866/biden-won-t-support-buhari-s-government-pat-utomi.html
Speaking in an interview with The PUNCH on Monday January 18, Utomi said former US President Barack Obama and his then-deputy Joe Biden, backed a regime change in Nigeria in 2015 but the change has not done the West African country any good.



The economist said;



“Obama was an extreme activist in seeking regime change in Nigeria because of the vast corruption and many of us supported the move but we later found out that the corruption did not change; Nigeria is more corrupt today than it was in the past.

“So, Biden will go back to a more liberal engagement with Nigeria but he is not going to be supportive of the incumbent (Buhari) the way Obama was because they can see that the incumbent fails to bring Nigeria together or move it forward, because they have now realised that Nigeria has become a more dangerous place to live"]]>
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 07:43:47 +0000
Police arrest 16-year-old suspected female bandit in Niger state, recover arms http://nairaplace.com//2865/police-arrest-16-year-old-suspected-female-bandit-in-niger-state-recover-arms.html


Spokesperson of the command, ASP Wsiu Abiodun, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, January 18, said the suspects were arrested with two locally fabricated revolver rifles in Mariga Local Government Area of the state.



"On 13/01/2021 at about 1700hrs, a team of Police operatives/vigilante attached to Bangi division while on routine patrol along Bangi/Wamba road arrested two suspects; one Haruna SNU ‘m’ and Maryam Sani age 16yrs ‘f’ both of Magami village via Gussau Zamfara State with one unregistered Bajaj m/cycle, and two locally fabricated revolver rifles," said Abiodun.



During interrogation, the said Haruna attempted to escape and was gunned down by the Police. The corpse was later deposited at general hospital Bangi, Mariga LGA]]>
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 07:42:02 +0000
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West 'quit marriage counselling' as divorce draws near http://nairaplace.com//2864/kim-kardashian-and-kanye-west-quit-marriage-counselling-as-divorce-draws-near.html


The reality star and her husband have been in therapy in an attempt to mend their union but they "completely" stopped trying to save their marriage.



Kim has reportedly been meeting with divorce lawyer Laura Wasser in recent weeks, due to the alleged breakdown in counseling with a source disclosing to People of Kanye: 'He is talking to divorce lawyers this week.'



The estranged couple have been living seperatly as their relationship has become 'downright toxic' after months of therapy



A source recently told Us Weekly of their divorce: 'Kim and Kanye had no option but to live apart in the end because the communication between them had gotten so downright toxic.



'They went into the latter part of 2020 with the very best of intentions and wanted to find a way to get along when they spent time together.



'But it reached the point where the bickering turned to nasty blowups and confrontations, and since neither of them wanted the kids exposed to that type of hostility, they [stayed] apart.'



Another insider told Us Weekly: 'Kanye is jealous of the amount of time Kim has dedicated to prison reform and the kids.



'Kanye wanted the family to move to Wyoming full-time. It's where he sees this direction of his life going. Kim just doesn't see their lives full-time in Wyoming.'



Kim and Kanye married in Florence, Italy back in May of 2014, and they share daughters North, seven, Chicago, three, sons Saint, five, and Psalm, one.

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Tue, 19 Jan 2021 07:40:31 +0000
Clients of Anambra based Prophet, Onyeze Jesus bath naked in a river http://nairaplace.com//2863/clients-of-anambra-based-prophet-onyeze-jesus-bath-naked-in-a-river.html


Onyeze Jesus performed a ritual with N50 notes which he threw into the river as his clients which include both men and women bathed naked in the river.


The prophet who asked his clients not to look back in the video, prayed for them to have money.

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Mon, 18 Jan 2021 08:43:23 +0000
Car with learner sign crushes six children to death in Edo http://nairaplace.com//2862/car-with-learner-sign-crushes-six-children-to-death-in-edo-.html
It was gathered that the children, four girls and two boys, said to be siblings, were playing football when an approaching Mercedes Benz car, which in an attempt to dodge a pothole, swerved and killed them on the spot.]]>
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 08:41:48 +0000
1444 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2861/1444-new-cases-of-covid-19-recorded-in-nigeria.html


According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 901 new cases, the highest for the day.



Other states with new cases include Plateau-136, Kaduna-57, FCT-54, Ebonyi-53, Akwa Ibom-52, Nasarawa-32, Osun-29, Ogun-28, Imo-16, Oyo-16, Edo-15, Kano-14, Rivers-10, Ekiti-7, Borno-6, Abia-5, Benue-4, Yobe-4, Kebbi-3, and Anambra-2.



The agency also disclosed that they were 717 community recoveries in Lagos State and 2,825 150 in FCT.



Nigeria now has a total of 110,387 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 89,317 patients have been discharged so far with 1,435 deaths recorded.]]>
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 08:37:01 +0000
Actress Ebube Nwagbo loses her mum http://nairaplace.com//2860/actress-ebube-nwagbo-loses-her-mum.html


The heartbroken actress took to Instagram in the early hours of Monday, Jan 18, to announce the sad news.



She said her mum was a fighter and fought till she breathed her last. She added that despite the fact she was going through pains, her mum fought to live.



She is survived by her husband and children. ]]>
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 08:34:49 +0000
Asisat Oshoala mourns as she loses her stepmom http://nairaplace.com//2859/asisat-oshoala-mourns-as-she-loses-her-stepmom.html


The professional footballer who was named the best player and was the highest goal scorer at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, took to Instagram to announce the sad news.



Sharing clips of her stepmom, she wrote: "Sometimes, life just hit us hard in places we can't respond. #StepMomLikeNoOther.]]>
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 08:32:58 +0000
NIN is mandatory for foreign diplomats - FG http://nairaplace.com//2858/nin-is-mandatory-for-foreign-diplomats-fg.html


Femi Adeluyi, technical assistant to minister of communications and digital economy Isa Pantami said in a statement released on Sunday January 17, that an enrollment centre is being set up following a request by Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs.



The statement read;



“The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has approved the setting up of a National Identity Number (NIN) enrolment centre at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“The desk will be set up by Tuesday, 19th of January, 2021. This enrolment centre will provide support for members of the Diplomatic Corps and will be managed by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, through the National Identity Management Commission.

“The centre is being set up based on the request of the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, in order to simplify the process for diplomats.

“The National Identity Number is mandatory for diplomats who will reside in Nigeria for a continuous period of two years or more.”



The statement added that it is mandatory for lawful residents in Nigeria to have NIN.



“It is also mandatory for all other lawful residents in the country as stated in Section 16 of the National Identity Management Commission Act 2007.

“The Law has made it mandatory for Nigerians and legal residents to obtain a NIN since 2007. However, compliance has been low, until recently.”
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Mon, 18 Jan 2021 08:30:10 +0000
Pregnant Christina Milian flaunts her growing baby bump in new bikini photos http://nairaplace.com//2857/pregnant-christina-milian-flaunts-her-growing-baby-bump-in-new-bikini-photos.html

The American actress and singer, 39, took to Instagram to share these bikini photos of herself posing at the beach with her growing baby bump on display.


The new addition will join Isaiah, 11 months, her first child with Pokora, and 10-year-old daughter Violet Madison, who Milian shares with ex-husband The-Dream. ]]>
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 08:28:36 +0000
247 Fulani women to get Federal Government's N20,000 grants http://nairaplace.com//2856/247-fulani-women-to-get-federal-government-s-n20-000-grants.html


The female beneficiaries are under the umbrella of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) and it is expected that the grant will improve their economic well-being and also take care of their families.



The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq revealed this when she launched the Federal Government Special Cash Grant for Rural Women at the Fulani settlement of Hutawa in Kebbi State.



The Minister, during the launch, said: "I am delighted to see that these Fulani women are being taught the modern methods of yoghurt production using cow milk.



"This will go a long way in empowering them to be self-reliant and able to provide for their families.



"I enjoin all the Fulani women who have received this training by the Kebbi State government to put it to practice as this will also improve the economic status of not just the women but also the state and country at large."



The Special Cash Grant for Rural women has so far been launched in 16 states, including Plateau, Sokoto, Imo, Ebonyi, Nassarawa, Kebbi, Katsina, Bauchi, Taraba, Ekiti, Ondo, Adamawa, Gombe, Kano, Jigawa and Zamfara states.]]>
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 08:26:37 +0000
Lagos to reopen two isolation centers http://nairaplace.com//2855/lagos-to-reopen-two-isolation-centers.html


According to the State Commissioner for Health Professor Akin Abayomi, the reopening will boost confidence in tackling cases as they arise.



Abayomi said;



“Just to be on the safe side, we are reopening two of our decommissioned facilities, that is at Ajah and Ikeja. We are also reopening Gbagada Isolation facility.

“Just to give us the confidence that, should in case we suddenly continue to see higher numbers of severe cases, we will have somewhere to manage them."



The commissioner also revealed that the state government is working on building oxygen plants for more health facilities.



Abayomi added;



“In addition, we are making our own oxygen so we just erected the first of two plants at IDH. The second one will be at Gbagada and that plant produces oxygen on the grounds of our hospital and it can produce up to 60 cylinders a day. A very sick patients can use up to four or six cylinders in 24 hours."
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Sat, 16 Jan 2021 08:24:10 +0000
Seyi Shay poses nude in bed http://nairaplace.com//2854/seyi-shay-poses-nude-in-bed.html


The singer shared a photo of herself posing on her bed with no clothes on.



Her caption on the photo reads: "Good sex, no stress, one boo, no ex, small circles, big cheques."]]>
Sat, 16 Jan 2021 08:21:24 +0000
''Bobrisky has threatened to kill me''- Cross dresser, James Brown alleges http://nairaplace.com//2853/-bobrisky-has-threatened-to-kill-me-cross-dresser-james-brown-alleges-.html


It all started this evening when James shared a video accusing Bobrisky of threatening to kill him. According to James, he received a call from his 'senior,' Bobrisky this afternoon, accusing him of copying his content as a crossdresser. He alleged that Bobrisky thereafter threatened to kill him and gave him a stern warning to desist from copying his content on Instagram.



He said he isn't surprised at Bobrisky's action because he knows some seniors never want to see their juniors shine.



He then said he cross-dresses just for fun only on IG but dresses as a man while going out so ''Uncle Bob'' shouldn't see him as a threat.]]>
Sat, 16 Jan 2021 08:19:28 +0000
Parents come up with hilarious punishment for their daughter who broke eggs http://nairaplace.com//2852/parents-come-up-with-hilarious-punishment-for-their-daughter-who-broke-eggs-.html


She was charged for breaking eggs and other household items after which she hid them behind the couch and blamed the dog.



The incident happened on Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021.



Her parents also took several "mugshots" of the girl with "inmate" written on her charge sheet, together with her prison number.



The dog was not left out too.]]>
Sat, 16 Jan 2021 08:16:03 +0000
Cell is not a new thing. I have been there before and I left -James mock Bobrisky http://nairaplace.com//2851/cell-is-not-a-new-thing-i-have-been-there-before-and-i-left-james-mock-bobrisky.html


In an apparent response to his call-out earlier today, Bobrisky via his Instagram page threatened to send a ''tiny rat'' to cell.

Well, James has picked his sub and has responded. According to him, cell is not a new thing, and that most influential people go to cell.



Read what he wrote below

''When you respect people they take you for granted and disrespect you and now they use your words against you.. this life ehn fear people... Cell is not a new thing.. I have been there before and I left.. most influential people go to cell... if the country can’t take me to cell due to freedom of expression.. no one will only God can and even God won’t threaten Us with prison
I AM UNBREAKABLE''he wrote
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Sat, 16 Jan 2021 08:12:10 +0000
1867 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2850/-1867-new-cases-of-covid-19-recorded-in-nigeria.html


According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 713 new cases, the highest for the day.



Other states with new cases include Plateau-273, FCT-199, Kaduna-117, Oyo-79, Enugu-58, Ondo-53, Kano-49, Sokoto-43, Ogun-37, Osun-37, Nasarawa-36, Rivers-28, Benue-24, Delta-24, Niger-24, Gombe-18, Edo-15, Taraba-12, Bayelsa-10, Ekiti-9, Borno-6, Zamfara-2 and Jigawa-1.



The agency also disclosed that they were 277 community recoveries in Lagos State, 150 in Kaduna State and 78 in Plateau State managed in line with guidelines.



Nigeria now has a total of 107, 345 confirmed cases. 84, 535 patients have been discharged so far with 1413 deaths recorded.]]>
Sat, 16 Jan 2021 08:06:09 +0000
Passengers and airline staff fight over flight cancellation http://nairaplace.com//2849/passengers-and-airline-staff-fight-over-flight-cancellation.html


The chaos started when passengers of an Azman flight from Kano to Lagos were informed that the flight, which was earlier rescheduled from 7:30am to 8:30pm, had been cancelled.



Passengers protested and it soon turned violent, resulting in a female staff of the airline collapsing after being hit.



A passenger was also left with a bloody mouth while another staff had his cloth nearly ripped off his body, Daily Trust reports.



At the check in station, passengers of the airline for Kano-Abuja, who had earlier been checked in, also suffered similar fate as their flight was again rescheduled.]]>
Sat, 16 Jan 2021 08:04:17 +0000
President Buhari, others at the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration http://nairaplace.com//2848/president-buhari-others-at-the-2021-armed-forces-remembrance-day-celebration-.html
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Fri, 15 Jan 2021 14:02:43 +0000
Nigeria records highest jump in food inflation since 2016 http://nairaplace.com//2847/nigeria-records-highest-jump-in-food-inflation-since-2016.html


This is according to the December 2020 consumer price index/inflation report released by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, on Friday, Jan 15, 2021.



This is the highest jump in food inflation since May 2016 when it rose from 13.19 percent in April of that year to 14.86 percent.



The NBS said the increase in food inflation was caused by increases in prices of bread and cereals, potatoes, yam and other tubers, meat, fruits, vegetable, fish and oils and fats.



According to the report, the all items index which measures inflation increased from 14.87 percent in November to 15.75 percent in December.



This represents an increase of 0.86 percentage points.]]>
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 13:45:32 +0000
Robbers force man and his wife to have sex all night while recording a video http://nairaplace.com//2846/robbers-force-man-and-his-wife-to-have-sex-all-night-while-recording-a-video.html


Prosecutor Munyonga Kuvarega alleged that the suspects broke into businessman Edson Moyo’s home on January 5 2021 at around 1 am wielding machetes, axes and logs.



New Zimbabwe reported that while some assaulted Moyo and his wife with an axe handle, others were searching the house for valuables and money. The court heard they stole valuables such as mobile phones, a radio, diamond rings, necklaces, R570 cash and grocery all worth R6 570.



The suspects later forced Moyo and his wife to be intimate while they recorded a video before spraying them with an irritant substance.



One of the suspects, Luzondano Mudenda (31) of Moniff low-density in Beitbridge appeared at the Beitbridge Magistrates’ Courts Tuesday, was charged with robbery and possession of dangerous drugs.



He denied the charges when he appeared before Magistrate Toindepi Zhou, who remanded him in custody till February 16 for trial.



The court heard that on January 9 at 3 pm, Moyo saw Mudenda and followed him at a distance until he entered a certain house. The next day, Moyo made a report to the police leading to Mudenda’s arrest.



Property worth only R20 was recovered from him together with the machete they used to intimidate the victims.]]>
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 08:22:00 +0000
Mary J Blige, 50, exposes one boob in new photo http://nairaplace.com//2845/mary-j-blige-50-exposes-one-boob-in-new-photo.html


In the photos, the singer left one of her breasts exposed but kept it from the public view with one of her hands.

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Fri, 15 Jan 2021 07:51:07 +0000
Mother and her two children burnt to death in Bauchi house fire http://nairaplace.com//2844/mother-and-her-two-children-burnt-to-death-in-bauchi-house-fire.html


Four other persons sustained injuries in the inferno that completely razed the four-bedroom house apartment and are currently receiving treatment at Kirfi General Hospital.



It was gathered that the fire was caused by a spark from the electricity connection in the apartment while the family was asleep.

According to an eyewitness, the mother and her children were screaming and crying for help but all efforts to force the door of the apartment open in order to rescue them failed.



The member representing Kirfi Constituency at the State House of Assembly, Hon. Abdulkadir Umar Dewu, paid a sympathy visit to the family of the victims on behalf of the State Governor, Bala Mohammed.



He presented a cash donation of the sum of N250,000 to the family on behalf of the Governor.]]>
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 07:49:23 +0000
34-year-old man commits suicide in Delta (graphic photos) http://nairaplace.com//2843/34-year-old-man-commits-suicide-in-delta-graphic-photos-.html


The incident occurred on Thursday, January 14, at about 12.00noon near the ever-busy Olympia Cinema, Abeke by Adeola road, Sapele, Sapele Local Government Area of the state.



The victim, said to be a commercial tricycle rider was taken to a private clinic where he was confirmed dead.

It was gathered that the father of two suffered from an undisclosed ailment since 2020 and was informed by doctors to raise N170, 000 before 27th January to enable him to commence treatment.



A family source, who spoke to The Nation, said his family has been treating him since he fell sick.



"Just last month, he went to see the doctor again and they told him to bring N170,000. Now see what he has done. How will he come to the Olympia, the centre of the town and drink snipper, killing himself in the process?” the source said.



His grieving mother lamented that the deceased had been threatening to take his own life for some time.



“He was in my house this morning, it was in my house that he took his bath and I even bought bread and a bottle of Fanta drink for him. He was complaining about the same problem and I told him to have hope that we will raise the cash, now see what he has done." she said. ]]>
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 07:41:16 +0000
Pastor who raped his two underage daughters and impregnated one is jailed for 140yrs http://nairaplace.com//2841/pastor-who-raped-his-two-underage-daughters-and-impregnated-one-is-jailed-for-140yrs.html


Akorino ‘pastor’ John Gichini, 51, was sentenced by a Baricho court in Kirinyaga on Thursday after being convicted of the charges against him.



He admitted that between June 2019 and August 2020 he sexually abused his daughters aged 14 and 16 years, Nairobi News reports.



The prosecutor, Patricia Gikunju, told the court that the girls were abused and one of them gave birth to a baby girl who is now seven months old.



During the sentencing, Senior Principal Magistrate Anthony Mwicigi said the pastor destroyed the lives of his daughters and that he deserves heavy punishment to serve as a lesson to other would-be offenders.



The magistrate described the convict as a very bad person whose name should be entered into the register of the convicted and most dangerous sex offenders.



“The accused abused his position as a father and ruined his daughters’ lives. It is a disgrace and taboo and the he deserves a long jail term,” Mr Mwicigi said.



Quoting the Bible, Mr. Mwicigi said the convict is a wicked man whose days are numbered.



“The fear of the Lord prolongs days but the years of the wicked shall be shortened,” he said.



In his defence, Gichini told the court that he was misled by the devil and sought forgiveness from his daughters and the court.



“The devil reigning on earth and making people to sin. I sinned, but I’m remorseful and I will be very happy if pardoned. It was my first time to commit such a crime in my life,” he told the magistrate.



The convict had been on the run since last December but was arrested in Mbeere South on Sunday and taken to Sagana police station.]]>
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 07:32:11 +0000
1,479 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2840/1-479-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases as follows; Lagos-697, FCT-201, Nasarawa-80, Plateau-74, Rivers-72, Edo-46, Adamawa-43, Osun-39, Akwa Ibom-35, Delta-31, Anambra-27, Oyo-24 Kano-21, Abia-19, Enugu-19, Ogun-18, Sokoto-12, Bauchi-7, Taraba-7, Ekiti-4, Gombe-4, Imo-4, Bayelsa-2, Jigawa-2, Zamfara-1.



There are now 105, 478 cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria and 1,405 deaths have been recorded. 83,830 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.

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Fri, 15 Jan 2021 07:29:21 +0000
Didier Drogba separates from wife after 20 years together http://nairaplace.com//2839/didier-drogba-separates-from-wife-after-20-years-together.html


The footballer who has maintained a discreet private life as he tried to shield his loved ones from the limelight, made the announcement after appearing in an intimate video in bed with a mystery woman.



Drogba was forced to issue the statement after appearing bare-chested in bed with a nearly-naked young woman. In the video which a representative claimed had been hacked, the lady playfully sunk her teeth into Drogba's shoulder as he screamed in pain.



He then speaks to her in French about being bitten, and appeared to say;



“She's positive! She'll infect me by biting me!”



Confirming his split from Diakate thereafter, he wrote;



“I’m not in the habit of discussing my private life.

“But, because of speculation in the media today, I can confirm that sadly, after 20 years together, Lalla and I took the difficult decision to separate last year.

“We remain very close, and our main priorities have been to protect our children and our family’s private life.

“May God bless you.”]]>
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 07:28:03 +0000
7 killed and hundreds injured as earthquake rips through Indonesia http://nairaplace.com//2838/7-killed-and-hundreds-injured-as-earthquake-rips-through-indonesia.html

According to reports, more than a dozen patients and staff are reported to be trapped in the rubble of a hospital that was damaged in the quake.



Authorities said four people died in Majene and more than 600 were injured, while another three people died in neighbouring Mamuju.



Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because it lies on the so-called Ring of Fire - a line of frequent quakes and volcanic eruptions on the Pacific rim.

The earthquake which had magnitude of 6.2 came just hours after an earlier, smaller quake.



The epicentre of Friday's earthquake was six kilometres (3.73 miles) northeast of Majene city and had a depth of 10 kilometres.



Authorities have warned that strong aftershocks could follow the two main quakes and that they could still trigger a tsunami while thousands are reported to have left their homes, fleeing to safety.


Properties damaged include homes, two hotels, the governor's office and a mall.

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Fri, 15 Jan 2021 07:24:33 +0000
North Korea unveils new submarine missile called "the world's most powerful weapon" http://nairaplace.com//2837/north-korea-unveils-new-submarine-missile-called-the-world-s-most-powerful-weapon-.html

Several of the missiles were displayed at a parade overseen by leader Kim Jong-un, on Thursday in Pyongyang and comes days before the inauguration of Joe Biden as US president, giving the new president fresh foreign policy challenges as Trump's diplomacy with North Korea failed to work.


"The world's most powerful weapon, submarine-launch ballistic missile, entered the square one after another, powerfully demonstrating the might of the revolutionary armed forces," the official Korean Central News Agency said.



The event on Thursday did not showcase North Korea's largest intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which was unveiled at a much larger military parade in October. That colossal weapon is believed to be able to deliver a nuclear warhead to anywhere in the US.


The weapon unveiling also comes after Kim called the US his country's "biggest enemy".


He said that the US was Pyongyang's "biggest obstacle for our revolution and our biggest enemy... no matter who is in power, the true nature of its policy against North Korea will never change".


Analysts noted it was a previously unseen weapon. "New year, new Pukguksong," tweeted North Korea expert Ankit Panda, using the North Korean name for their submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs).



Wearing a leather coat and fur hat, leader Kim is pictured smiling and waving as he watched the display in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square, which also included infantry troops, artillery and tanks.

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Fri, 15 Jan 2021 07:21:41 +0000
1398 fresh cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2836/1398-fresh-cases-of-covid19-recorded-in-nigeria.html


According to the health agency, Lagos recorded 542 cases while the FCT recorded 131,



Other states with fresh cases include Oyo-120, Rivers-113, Plateau-111, Kaduna-71, Kwara-71, Akwa Ibom-34, Sokoto-31, Benue-28, Ogun-27, Kano-26, Kebbi-17, Osun-12, Nasarawa-11, Delta-10, Gombe-10, Bayelsa-9, Borno-9, Edo-8, Ekiti-3, Jigawa-2 and Katsina-2



Nigeria now has 103, 999 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 82, 555 patients have been discharged so far while 1382 deaths have sadly been recorded.]]>
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 09:58:48 +0000
Jennifer Lopez strips completely as she dances in forest in new video http://nairaplace.com//2835/jennifer-lopez-strips-completely-as-she-dances-in-forest-in-new-video.html


The 51-year-old singer/actress was naked in the nearly three-minute clip which premiered on Triller.



The mum-of-two had nothing on except for a massive pair of wings attached to her back.



As she danced naked, she protected her modesty with her hands.]]>
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 09:56:21 +0000
Rihanna sends pulses racing as she shows off her curves in red-hot lingerie for Savage http://nairaplace.com//2834/rihanna-sends-pulses-racing-as-she-shows-off-her-curves-in-red-hot-lingerie-for-savage.html


The 32-year-old singer was clad in sexy red lingerie as she promoted her upcoming "Valentine’s Day VIP box" from her Savage x Fenty lingerie label.]]>
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 09:43:05 +0000
BBNaija's Cindy Okafor survives car accident on her birthday http://nairaplace.com//2833/bbnaija-s-cindy-okafor-survives-car-accident-on-her-birthday.html


Cindy turned 25 on Wednesday. She was driving from her birthday dinner with some friends in her ride when they had the accident.



The collision was so strong the airbags in her car came out.



Thankfully she came out unhurt.

''My 25th can never be the end of me.. I'm fine and safe, including the people with me in the car..
A few bruises but nothing major,
God I thank you''she wrote
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Thu, 14 Jan 2021 09:39:46 +0000
Pastor killed as armed robbers attack shopping complex in Delta http://nairaplace.com//2832/pastor-killed-as-armed-robbers-attack-shopping-complex-in-delta-.html


Orumor, the General Overseer of Kingdom Advancement Christian Centre, was reportedly shot dead by the assailants at Edjeba area of Warri on Tuesday, January 12.

It was gathered that the cleric was killed during an operation by the gang at a shopping complex in a neighbourhood where he had visited.



He was rushed to a government hospital where he was confirmed dead by doctors.



"We heard he walked into them when they were robbing a plaza. They shot him. He died before he got to the hospital." a source said.]]>
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 09:37:50 +0000
Man who caught his wife sleeping with his friend takes a selfie for his in-laws (photos) http://nairaplace.com//2831/man-who-caught-his-wife-sleeping-with-his-friend-takes-a-selfie-for-his-in-laws-photos-.html


Twitter user, @oluwatayorhoda who shared the photos alleged that the man took the selfie for his in-laws after he caught his wife in the act.



She tweeted;



Lol so this guy found his wife sleeping with another man in his place and took a selfie for the in-laws, I stan]]>
Wed, 13 Jan 2021 14:36:26 +0000
Rapper, Drake showcases his massive eggplant in new workout photo http://nairaplace.com//2830/rapper-drake-showcases-his-massive-eggplant-in-new-workout-photo.html
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Wed, 13 Jan 2021 14:32:43 +0000
10 Categories Of Guys Who Are Members Of "The Stingy Guys Association Of Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2829/10-categories-of-guys-who-are-members-of-the-stingy-guys-association-of-nigeria.html

1. Broke Guys

When a movement like this is birthed you should know that those that will carry it on their heads the most are usually the broke guys. Many guys are not only unhappy with the economy state of the country, they are also unhappy that it's becoming harder to find a life partner due to the materialistic nature of ladies of nowadays

Since the Stingy guys movement started, broke guys have been using it as an avenue to unleash mayhem and throw tantrums at both materialistic ladies and the innocent ones

2. Frustrated/Broken Heart Guys

Some guys have had horrible relationship experiences in the past and have given up on love. They've made up their minds that they're done with relationship and nothing can ever change their decision. Such guys have been at the forefront supporting the this movement passionately with their time and resources

3. Guys that have been Defrauded by Ladies

The movement has been an avenue for some guys to unleash their bottled up frustration probably because they've once invested so much in a lady thinking they would get sex in return but they ended up being outsmarted and defrauded and they felt like a loser. Such guys have been making sure that this movement trends on social media. Some of them already have ID cards and are already making for others

4. Stingy Guys

Some guys are so stingy that they consider it waste of money or resources to express their love with gifts. Since they do not like to give, they have been passionately supporting this moment and are making plans of how The Stingy Guys Association of Nigeria would be registered under CAC

5. Unemployed/Idle Guys

Since this movement is to encourage stingy and frown upon any guy spending money on ladies, the moment has been a celebration galore for guys who don't have any source of income to finance or manage a relationship, especially when it has to do with going on outing or helping their girlfriends in times of need

6.Single Guys

If you're a very observant like me (Tosyne2much) you must have observed that most of the guys who are part of this association are not in relationships. Sadly, most of them do not have girlfriends


7. Trolls

With the way The Stingy Men Association Nigeria is going, this could easily result in civil war because trolls seem to have hijacked this movement. You can see them on Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter heaping abusive words on women while the radical ones even go as far as raining curses on all women

8. Sex Starved Guys

Some sex guys have pledge their allegiance as members of the association to support the movement due to the fact that ladies are seriously countering men's stinginess with withheld vagina, telling them that masturbation is free and that sex doll is available and actually more safer and less expensive.

9. Those who support it for fun

Some guys don't even know the reason why they found themselves in the association. Not that their girlfriends are materialistic or they've once been defrauded, they just find themselves joining the crowd

10. Guys with entitlement mentality

I'm not the disputing the fact that some ladies are overly selfish, stingy, materialistic and liability in nature but the bitter truth is that some guys are not different. Some guys also carry entitlement mentality like some ladies and are ready to drain their partner financially. Such guys are members of this association

I drop my at this juncture

Feel free to add yours
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Wed, 13 Jan 2021 07:38:48 +0000
I killed him in self defence - Corps member explains why she hacked man to death http://nairaplace.com//2828/i-killed-him-in-self-defence-corps-member-explains-why-she-hacked-man-to-death-.html


Upon being interrogated by the police after being arrested, the corps member who was nabbed while trying to jump over a fence after killing the young man identified as Japhet Akwaowo, reportedly said she did it in self-defence.



The police spokesperson in the state, Odiko Ogbeche-Macdon said Odume claimed Akwaowo threatened to kill her upon her refusal to oblige his request to remove her clothes so that he could have sex with her.



Macdon said;



"She actually killed the young man identified as Akwaowo Japhet. She said she went to buy bean cake, akara, and saw a man that beckoned to her to come over to him. She said she went to meet him, they got talking and she found herself in his house.

"She said she waited for him outside and he went inside to bring a knife. He said he was going to stab her and no one would know what happened. She also said Japhet asked her to remove her clothes and she refused. What basically happened was that she overpowered him."]]>
Wed, 13 Jan 2021 07:25:06 +0000
1270 new cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2827/1270-new-cases-of-covid19-recorded-in-nigeria.html


According to the statistics released by the health agency, Lagos recorded 435 cases while the FCT recorded 234 cases.



Other states with fresh cases include Oyo-103, Plateau-86, Rivers-71, Enugu-51, Nasarawa-41, Delta-39, Edo-39, Osun-33, Niger-31, Sokoto-23, Ondo-16, Taraba-13, Ebonyi-12, Kano-10, Abia-9, Bayelsa-8, Bauchi-7, Imo-5, Katsina-3 and Gombe-1.



Nigeria now has 102, 601 confirmed cases of the disease. 81, 574 patients have been successfully treated and discharged while 1373 deaths have been recorded.

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Wed, 13 Jan 2021 07:19:55 +0000
Singers, Simi and Adekunle Gold, celebrate 2nd wedding anniversary http://nairaplace.com//2826/-singers-simi-and-adekunle-gold-celebrate-2nd-wedding-anniversary.html


The couple had their white wedding in January 2019 and have since welcomed a baby girl.



They took to their Instagram pages this morning to profess their love for each other.



Simi wrote

''2 years.

Well, 2 years on government paper and 7 years since I gree for you, you lucky man. Through a pregnancy. With a baby we're both unashamedly obsessed with. Through a pandemic. And it's still you. I've never had to wonder if you're in my corner. You're still the best man I know. You should have been your own best man (don't leave me).

One of my favorite things about you is that you're a really, really good person. I like you a lot. I'm so proud to know you and be your wife. I pray that God continues to be the foundation of our marriage and home.

I love you Kunle Kosoko. Now, forever and one extra day, and then another, and then another, and then another, ati be?be? lo...

Happy Anniversary Baby

PS: My wedding was totally the best wedding party I've ever been in my life. Lol.''

On his part, Adekunle wrote

''I look back to the first day I met you.
I had just left the office, so excited that you had finally given me the audience to see you.
This local boy put on a white byc vest and a pair of new lilac pants bought specially for the occasion; I even made sure I was there earlier so I had front row seats.
I watched you talk, sing, laugh and dance and Omo I knew that very day that I wanted to be in your life.
I knew that day that I wanted my forever to be you.
Here we are, all three of us, talking, dancing, singing, laughing and doing this this called life together.
With you, I have been blessed with so much, so much, it’s too much to count.
I love you Simi.
Forever your steward.]]>
Wed, 13 Jan 2021 07:18:32 +0000
Muslim group asks Kukah to apologize to Muslims or leave Sokoto state http://nairaplace.com//2825/muslim-group-asks-kukah-to-apologize-to-muslims-or-leave-sokoto-state.html


The group which labelled itself as an umbrella body for Islamic organisations, scholars and clerics, asked the Christian cleric to apologise or leave the state following his 2020 Christmas Day message which according to them was an insult on Muslims and was capable of triggering religious violence in the country.



Kukah, in his Christmas homily, accused President Buhari of promoting northern hegemony, adding that there could have been a coup if a non-northern Muslim president had done a fraction of what the President has done since he assumed office in 2015.



At a press conference in Sokoto on Tuesday, January 12, the Acting Chairman of the Muslim forum, Sokoto chapter, Prof. Isa Muhammad Maishanu, said the message of the cleric was a direct attack on Islam. Maishanu said this is not the first time Kukah is attacking Islam and Muslims, especially those from the northern part of the country.



He faulted the message of Kukah in which he said if a fraction of the nepotism committed by Buhari, a Muslim and a Northerner, were committed by “any non-northern president, ” there would have been a coup in the country.” He said the statement was uncharitable and capable of causing violence.



Maishanu said that Kukah accusing Muslims of possessing a character of violence is provocative. He expressed concern that Kukah, who lives in the heart of Sokoto caliphate, can make such a statement because of his perceived 'hatred' for Islam and Muslims even when he calls himself apostle of peace.



“As part of his antics in February 2020, he shamelessly staged a demonstration in the heart of Sokoto over the killing of a single Christian priest in far away Adamawa State, presumably by the Boko Haram insurgency but did not consider hundreds of Muslim Fulani herders that were mercilessly killed by Christian militias in the neighbouring Taraba State,” Maishanu said



He stated that if Muslims in Sokoto responded to Kukah’s alleged incessant provocative attacks on them and their religion, peace could elude the country.



Maishanu said Kukah needs to apologise to Islam and Muslims for his alleged attacks on them or quietly vacate Sokoto state.

“These callous statements are becoming of someone who parades himself a secretary to the National Peace Committee and a member of Nigeria Inter-religious Council. As such, we call on Kukah to immediately stop his malicious vituperation against Islam and Muslims and tender unreserved apology to the Muslim Ummah or else quickly quietly leave the seat of Caliphate, as he is trying to break the age- long peaceful coexistence between the predominantly Muslim population and their Christian guests,” he said.

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Wed, 13 Jan 2021 07:14:37 +0000
YouTube suspends President Trump’s channel for ‘a minimum’ of one week http://nairaplace.com//2824/youtube-suspends-president-trump-s-channel-for-a-minimum-of-one-week-.html


The video-sharing platform confirmed in a statement that a video uploaded to President Trump’s channel violated the site’s policy against inciting violence and as a result, the platform suspended his ability to share content on YouTube for at least seven days.



“After review, and in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, we removed new content uploaded to Donald J. Trump’s channel for violating our policies. It now has its 1st strike & is temporarily prevented from uploading new content for a *minimum* of 7 days,” YouTube said in a statement.



The video side added, “Given the ongoing concerns about violence, we will also be indefinitely disabling comments on President Trump’s channel, as we’ve done to other channels where there are safety concerns found in the comments section.”



YouTube didn’t provide any details of the video shared on Trump’s channel that violated its policy and led to the “first strike.” Among the six videos uploaded to the channel on Tuesday, five were clips from the far-right One America News (OAN) network with Trump’s comments delivered at an appearance in Alamo, Texas.



Under YouTube’s “three strikes” guidelines, if a channel receives a second strike within 90 days it will be suspended for two weeks; a third strike results in a permanent ban.



YouTube’s move comes after Twitter permanently banned Trump last Friday after the Capitol riot. Trump’s accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitch, and other platforms also have been indefinitely or permanently blocked.]]>
Wed, 13 Jan 2021 07:12:20 +0000
Lagos police command arrest 43 clubgoers and strippers for violating COVID19 protocols http://nairaplace.com//2823/lagos-police-command-arrest-43-clubgoers-and-strippers-for-violating-covid19-protocols.html


A statement released by the spokesperson of the command, SP CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the arrests were made on Sunday, January 10.



Adejobi said police operatives attached to Maroko Division of the state, on the order of the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, went after the deviant clubbers and got them arrested for clubbing without any regard for the COVID-19 protocols.



He said the state Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that those arrested should be moved to Taskforce office Oshodi for prosecution. He added that the police boss has also ordered that club owners should no longer be spared as they encourage total disregard for the protocols in the state. ]]>
Tue, 12 Jan 2021 08:05:30 +0000
Lizzo poses in only her panties (photos) http://nairaplace.com//2822/lizzo-poses-in-only-her-panties-photos-.html


The singer covered her boobs with her arms to protect her modesty.



"The bar is high when you're the reference," the body-positivity activist captioned the photos.

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Tue, 12 Jan 2021 08:02:01 +0000
1,244 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2821/1-244-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases as follows; Lagos-774, FCT-125, Plateau-102, Anambra-47, Ondo-46, Rivers-27, Edo-18, Kaduna-16, Ogun-16, Gombe-16, Bauchi-11, Kano-11, Nasarawa-10, Akwa Ibom-7, Sokoto-7, Borno-5, Ekiti-4, Zamfara-2.



There are now 101,331 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,361 deaths have been recorded. 80,491 patients have also been discharged afrer recovering from the disease. ]]>
Tue, 12 Jan 2021 08:00:03 +0000
Mary J Bridge shows off her banging body in new photos as she turns 50 http://nairaplace.com//2820/mary-j-bridge-shows-off-her-banging-body-in-new-photos-as-she-turns-50.html


The singer took to Instagram to share photos of herself posing by the beach in sexy bikini.]]>
Tue, 12 Jan 2021 07:58:12 +0000
Bishop Kukah accuses Islamic group of inciting violence against him http://nairaplace.com//2819/bishop-kukah-accuses-islamic-group-of-inciting-violence-against-him.html


Recall that the Islamic group had accused Kukah of "firing a poisoned arrow at the heart of Islam and Muslims in Nigeria" after he said there could have been a coup if a non-Northern Muslim President did a fraction of what President Buhari has done in his Christmas message.



The JNI in a statement signed by its secretary-general Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, alleged that the Catholic Bishop initiated the attack even when he was welcomed in Sokoto, a state they described as the seat of the Caliphate and the heart of Islam and Islamic scholarship, culture and practices in sub-Saharan Africa.



Reacting to this, the Catholic Bishop alleged that the Islamic group was simply inciting violence against him. He added that the JNI secretary focused more on politics than humanity to have accused him of firing an arrow at the heart of Islam and Muslims in Nigeria.



Kukah said;



“Dr Aliyu has accused me of being an enemy of his Religion, Islam. He accused me of what he calls, firing an arrow at the heart of Islam and Muslims in Nigeria. He says I have been accorded respect and accommodated in Sokoto and I have turned around to bite a finger that has fed me. He poses a question: How can Muslims continue to be hospitable to one who proves to be an ingrate many times over? How can Muslims be comfortable in associating with a bitterly vindictive person disguised in the garb of a religious cleric? I can only take this statement from the Secretary General of JNI as a clear case of incitement to violence against me.

“Finally, I will make only two points. First, my area of research is Religion, Politics and Society. I am concerned about how religion can help to form good citizens and also how the state can create an environment that enables citizens to achieve this. In all of my writings over the last forty or more years, I have never written a single paper or article on Islam as a Religion. If there is any scholar anywhere who knows, let him or her say so. I have written about Religion focusing on how both citizens and the state deal with it with focus on politicians. My concerns are summarised in what the late Professor Bala Usman loosely referred to as the manipulation of religion. This manipulation is what has turned religion into a weapon of war in Nigeria.

“Secondly, I will request Dr Aliyu as a matter of honour and based on the text of my sermon to formally identify where in my Sermon I attacked Islam or all Muslims in Nigeria and the world according to him. I am more than happy to apologise for the offensive part of the statement. The relevant paragraphs in my Sermon focused on the two painful themes of nepotism and the hemoraging of lives in our country, a fact that as I said, most religious leaders and statesmen and women have alluded to. How a critique of government policies suddenly becomes hatred of Islam and the north, beggars belief. I am therefore calling on Dr. Aliyu to clarify and validate his accusations against me and advance the reasons why he should incite violence against me. I am unaware of anyone in Sokoto who has accused me of any misdemeanor or actions aimed at undermining the state or anyone, no least the faith of Islam.

“I believe that today, nepotism poses a serious threat to our country.

“The second point was the issue of the insecurity and how the north has become so affected. My belief was to add my voice to the voices of millions of Nigerians, Muslims, Christians, Traditional rulers, Statesmen and all who have shown genuine concern.

“It will be a great pity and a disservice to our efforts at national cohesion if we resort to the kind of diversionary threats that Dr Aliyu has embarked on. It only makes the job of insurgents easier if we become enemies to one another.”
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Tue, 12 Jan 2021 07:55:51 +0000
Pope Francis changes church law so women can read at Mass but can’t be priests http://nairaplace.com//2818/pope-francis-changes-church-law-so-women-can-read-at-mass-but-can-t-be-priests.html


In an unexpected apostolic letter published Jan. 11, the pontiff says he is making the change to recognize a "doctrinal development" that has occurred in recent years.



That change, the pope says, "shines a light on how some ministries instituted by the church have as their foundation that common condition of baptism and the royal priesthood received in the Sacrament of Baptism."



Francis' new letter, titled Spiritus Domini and issued 'motu proprio,' changes the Code of Canon Law to explicitly allow women to be installed in the Catholic Church as lectors and acolytes.



Lectors are ministers who proclaim readings at Mass and other liturgical celebrations, while Acolytes or Altar servers are ministers who typically assist priests in preparing the altar during the Mass or in distributing communion.



Before now, women in some Catholic churches already serve as readers and altar servers, the church's canon law had technically only allowed for their service on a temporary basis.



The pope's change, which replaces "lay men" as the category of those who can formally serve in the ministries with "lay persons," would appear to require all global Catholic bishops to accept women into those roles.



The Jan. 11 letter was published alongside a letter from the pope to Cardinal Luis Ladaria, the prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.



In that letter, Francis again mentions John Paul II's ban against ordaining women to the priesthood but adds that "for non-ordained ministries it is possible, and today appears opportune, to go beyond that reservation."



Francis tells Ladaria that offering both men and women the opportunity to serve as lectors and acolytes "will increase the recognition … of the precious contribution that many lay people, including women, offer to the life and mission of the church."



"The choice to confer these offices to women … will make more real in the church everyone's participation in the work of evangelization," the pope continues.



Francis tells Ladaria that it will be the role of national bishops' conferences to consider possible criteria for who in their communities could serve as lectors and acolytes, and says he is also directing the Vatican's worship congregation to update its norms about the two ministries to reflect the change to canon law.

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Mon, 11 Jan 2021 14:10:01 +0000
Turkish religious cult leader, Adnan Oktar, 64, jailed for 1,075 years for sex crimes http://nairaplace.com//2817/turkish-religious-cult-leader-adnan-oktar-64-jailed-for-1-075-years-for-sex-crimes.html


The 64-year-old Oktar and dozens of his followers were arrested simultaneously during nationwide raids in 2018.



Oktar, whose online A9 television channel began broadcasting in 2011, preached conservative views while women he called his "kittens, "many of whom appeared to have had plastic surgery danced around him in the TV studio.



He was sentenced to 1,075 years for crimes including sexual assault, sexual abuse of minors, fraud, and attempted political and military espionage, the private NTV broadcaster reported.

Some 236 suspects have been on trial in the case, 78 of whom are under arrest, according to the official Anadolu news agency.



Oktar told the presiding judge back in December that he had close to 1,000 girlfriends.



"There is an overflowing of love in my heart for women. Love is a human quality. It is a quality of a Muslim," he said in another hearing in October 2020.



He added on another occasion: "I am extraordinarily potent."



Oktar first came to public attention in the 1990s when he was the leader of a sect that was caught up in multiple sex scandals.



One of the women at his trial, identified only as CC, told the court that Oktar had repeatedly sexually abused her and other women.

Some of the women he had raped were forced to take contraceptive pills, CC told the court.

Asked about 69,000 contraception pills found in his home by the police, Oktar said they were used to treat skin disorders and menstrual irregularities.



He also dismissed any link to a group led by US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkish authorities accuse of orchestrating a coup attempt in 2016.



Oktar is a creationist who rejects the Darwinian theory of evolution and has written a 770-page book called “The Atlas of Creation” under the pen name, Harun Yahya.

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Mon, 11 Jan 2021 14:08:07 +0000
Man allegedly throws down his househelp from second floor of a 2-storey building http://nairaplace.com//2816/man-allegedly-throws-down-his-househelp-from-second-floor-of-a-2-storey-building-.html


Twitter user, @obaino_ shared photos of injuries the girl sustained and also disclosed that the incident occurred at 204 Niger opposite Newday dast food in Aba.



He tweeted;



She’s a house help. Her master dropped her from the balcony of the 2nd floor of a 2 storey building Location is 204 Niger opposite Newday dast food Aba Please let’s make this trend and get her justice]]>
Mon, 11 Jan 2021 07:32:09 +0000
Boko Haram leader, Shekau is critically ill and wants prayers from Nigerians - Pastor http://nairaplace.com//2815/boko-haram-leader-shekau-is-critically-ill-and-wants-prayers-from-nigerians-pastor.html


In the sermon delivered after a captured teenage fighter, Mohammed Adam disclosed that Shekau can no longer walk effectively, Yunana said he received a revelation on the health challenges Shekau is currently facing.



The Cable reported that he added that the Boko Haram leader needs prayers from both Christian and Muslims residents of Maiduguri and is ready to ask for forgiveness.

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Mon, 11 Jan 2021 07:30:19 +0000
Corps member arrested for allegedly hacking a man to death in Akwa Ibom after http://nairaplace.com//2814/corps-member-arrested-for-allegedly-hacking-a-man-to-death-in-akwa-ibom-after.html


Facebook user, Godwin George, who narrated the said event on his page, said he saw a large crowd attacking a lady on Sunday morning, January 10, around 9.30am at Abak road while she was being stripped naked.

According to Mr.George, he was told that the lady identified as Odume Princess Paschaline, was apprehended with bloodstains all over her while trying to jump out from a fence at the house where she had gone to hookup with the victim.

Following an interrogation over the bloodstains, the University Of Nigeria Nsukka graduate was reportedly beaten to a pulp after they discovered the crime she allegedly committed before she was taken to the Police Headquarters in Akwa Ibom.



The Facebook user also gathered that the lady allegedly used a matchet to attack the young man, killing him instantly after several cuts on his stomach and face.]]>
Mon, 11 Jan 2021 07:28:10 +0000
1,024 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2813/1-024-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases as follows; Lagos-653, Plateau-63, Benue-48, Zamfara-45, FCT-42, Rivers-27, Ondo-26, Adamawa-26, Kaduna-22, Edo-18, Ogun-16, Imo-12, Kano-9, Yobe-6, Ekiti-5, Jigawa-4, Osun-2.



There are now 100,087 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,358 deaths have been recorded. 80,030 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Mon, 11 Jan 2021 07:24:19 +0000
20 die in Bauchi road accident http://nairaplace.com//2812/20-die-in-bauchi-road-accident.html


Bauchi police spokesperson, Ahmed Wakili said the Sunday afternoon incident involved two commercial vehicles; a Volkswagen Golf heading from Misau to Bauchi and a Hummer Bus heading to Maiduguri from Jos which collided.



One of the vehicles reportedly went up in flames and its occupants got burnt beyond recognition. Out of 22 passengers involved in the accident only two survived and are said to be receiving treatment at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital Bauchi.



Wakili further disclosed that the corpses of those who died in the accident have been deposited at the ATBU Teaching Hospital Mortuary.]]>
Mon, 11 Jan 2021 07:23:04 +0000
14-year-old girl gang-raped and stabbed to death in South Africa http://nairaplace.com//2811/14-year-old-girl-gang-raped-and-stabbed-to-death-in-south-africa.html


It is alleged that on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at about 08:30, police received information of a body of a female lying in bushes between Gelvandale and Algoa Park. She sustained multiple stab wounds.

On Friday, January 8, 2021, she was identified as Patronicia (Mandy) Jordaan (14) from Kobus Road in Helenvale. She was last seen by a relative on Monday, 04 January 2021 in Kobus Road.



The 72 hour activation plan was immediately implemented with a task team comprising of Gelvandale detectives, Crime Intelligence , Provincial Crime Scene Investigation, Anti-Gang Unit , Public Order Policing, CIT Combatting Team and the State Pathologist.



Early on Saturday morning, January 9, 2021 at about 06:00, the hunt for the suspects began and at about 07:15, the first two suspects were arrested at a house in Old Stanford Road.



A few minutes later, three other suspects were rounded up at houses in Bongo and Pienaar Streets. All suspects have gang affiliations and are aged between 18-33 years old. Further arrests are expected.



It is further alleged that on Tuesday evening, 05 January 2021 at about 21:30, Ms Jordaan was in the company of 12 males at a house in Bongo Street which is used for smoking drugs. She was allegedly gang raped.



At about 03:00 on Wednesday, 06 January 2021, everyone left the house and split up with Ms Jordaan in the company of 6 males. On Thursday, 07 January 2021, her body was discovered.



The arrested suspects will appear in the Port Elizabeth magistrates’ court on Monday, 11 January 2021 on charges of rape and murder.



The Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Liziwe Ntshinga applauded the multi-disciplinary team who cracked a case of a gruesome murder and rape of a 14-year-old teenager in Helenvale, Port Elizabeth.


Lt Gen Ntshinga expressed her shock and sadness of such a heinous act of violence against a helpless child.



“Violence against children is totally intolerable therefore we will ensure that these perpetrators are denied bail. The occurrence and societal problem of gender based violence continues to be a profound and widespread problem in our country. The SAPS further reiterates its commitment to eradicate and eliminate all forms of gender based violence and we call on our citizens to unite against this sick scourge.” added Lt Gen Ntshinga.]]>
Mon, 11 Jan 2021 07:18:55 +0000
1585 new cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2810/1585-new-cases-of-covid19-recorded-in-nigeria.html


According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, Lagos recorded 573 fresh cases while the FCT recorded 182 new cases.



The health agency says Plateau recorded 162, Gombe-81, Oyo-75, Rivers-68, Sokoto-58, Ondo-55, Ogun-42, Nasarawa-40, Akwa Ibom-36, Edo-31, Kaduna-27, Anambra-22, Delta-19, Kano-17, Osun-17, Ebonyi-16, Katsina-14, Niger-14, Bayelsa-9, EKiti-8, Borno-7, Jigawa-5, Abia-4 and Bauchi-3.



Nigeria now has 99, 063 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 79, 417 patients have been discharged so far while 1350 deaths have sadly been recorded.

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Sun, 10 Jan 2021 11:00:25 +0000
Davido's newly signed artiste Liya among those arrested at Lagos club (photos) http://nairaplace.com//2809/davido-s-newly-signed-artiste-liya-among-those-arrested-at-lagos-club-photos-.html


Recall that the police in Lagos State early Saturday raided a nightclub and arrested many fun seekers. Clubbing has been suspended in the state as Lagos joins the rest of Nigeria to check the spread of COVID-19.

Lagos police spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi who confirmed the arrest of the clubgoers said Commissioner of police, Hammed Odumosu personally led his team on the midnight raid. He identified the club raided as Lounge 38, Bode Thomas, Surulere.

A quick check revealed that a female artiste who was recently signed to DMW by Davido, was among those arrested. ]]>
Sun, 10 Jan 2021 10:58:54 +0000
Wagner College also revokes honorary degree awarded to President Trump http://nairaplace.com//2808/wagner-college-also-revokes-honorary-degree-awarded-to-president-trump.html


This is coming after Lehigh University, a private school in Pennsylvania also revoked same degree awarded to Trump in 1988.



Individuals including cabinet secretaries and institutions have distanced themselves from Trump since his supporters vandalized the Capitol and disrupted Congress during Wednesday’s certification of the Electoral College count. A committee of the Lehigh’s board of trustees voted to strip the degree on Thursday January 7, followed by the full board on Friday January 8 according to a statement from the school



Wagner’s trustees on the other hand, met in a special session to review the honorary degree granted to Trump in 2004 and voted to rescind it. A statement shared by the school read;



“The Wagner College Board of Trustees met in a special session to review the honorary degree granted to Donald J. Trump in 2004. Today, the board voted to rescind that degree.”
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Sun, 10 Jan 2021 10:45:23 +0000
Police parade two men arrested for killing and removing the vagina of 6-year-old girl http://nairaplace.com//2807/police-parade-two-men-arrested-for-killing-and-removing-the-vagina-of-6-year-old-girl-.html


The suspects, Abdulkadir Wada, 19, and Adamu Abdulrauf, 20, said they committed the act for money.



During interrogation, the suspected ritualists said they were asked to bring the sexual organ of a female by a "native doctor" who promised to give them the 500,000 Naira.



The two criminals, who are from Jama’are Local Government Area, were nabbed by men of the Bauchi State Police Command.



Speaking in Hausa, Wada, the chief culprit, said both he and his accomplice, Abdulrauf, had gone to Kwata, the area where the latter’s elder brother, who is married, lives.



There, they waylaid a little girl into an uncompleted building, and strangled her to death before cutting off his private part.



However, Abdulrauf denied killing the girl, saying: “It was Wada who came and met me in our house.

“He told me that he and one of his friend went to a spiritualist who promised them N500,000 if they bring a female vagina.



“But I told him I am not interested.



“So, I discussed with one of my friends called Musa, who advised me to avoid Wada.



“The next day, while I was in my shop doing my mechanic work, I met Wada at the garage.



“He then gave me an amulet (charm), which I threw inside my pocket.



“Later on, we met and he asked me to accompany him to a place called Kwata.



“When we got to the area, we saw two young girls at a location.



“We stopped and called them.



“Wada now removed a handkerchief from his pocket and flashed it on the face of one of the girls.



“After the girl had slumped, he took her into an uncompleted structure and removed her organs, as directed by the native doctor.”



According to the Bauchi State Police Command Spokesperson, DSP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, the suspects will be arraigned in court after the completion of investigation.
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Sun, 10 Jan 2021 10:43:07 +0000
Nigerian man marries twins because 'they can’t live without each other http://nairaplace.com//2806/nigerian-man-marries-twins-because-they-can-t-live-without-each-other.html


It was gathered that the twins married same man because 'they can’t live without each other' and it also looked like one is already pregnant.



Twitter user, @ph_obidon who shared the photos wrote;



They are twins, he got married to them because one cannot live without the other. Yeh or nah ?
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Sun, 10 Jan 2021 10:38:53 +0000
US vice president, Mike Pence to attend Biden inauguration http://nairaplace.com//2805/us-vice-president-mike-pence-to-attend-biden-inauguration.html


Multiple media reports on Saturday cited senior administration officials as saying that Pence who was forced to take shelter from the US Capitol intruders during the riot has decided to attend Biden's inauguration on January 20.



The news of Pence's intention to watch President-elect Joe Biden take his oath of office in person comes after the relationship between Pence and Trump plunged when the Vice President president defied the President by performing his constitutional duty to certify the election results and formally announced Biden's victory.



Pence had faced intense pressure from Trump to stop the ceremonial vote counting during a joint session of Congress at the US Capitol last Wednesday.



A mob later descended on the US Capitol where Pence was presiding over the counting of the Electoral College results, forcing him and other members to flee the chamber when the pro-Trump rioters infiltrated the building, leading to the death of five people.



Joe Biden said on Friday that he was glad Pence would be attending his inauguration.



"He's welcome. I think it's important that as much as we can stick to what have been the historical precedents of how an administration changes should be maintained. And so Mike, the vice president, is welcome to come. We'd be honored to have him there, and to move forward in the transition," Biden said.



President Donald Trump announced on Twitter, before his account was permanently suspended, that he would not be attending.

Biden said Trump's decision to skip his inauguration is "one of the few things he and I have ever agreed on."



"It's a good thing, him not showing up," Biden told reporters Friday in Wilmington, Delaware, at a news conference after he introduced Cabinet nominees.



"He exceeded even my worst notions about him. He's been an embarrassment to the country, embarrassed us around the world. He's not worthy to hold that office," Biden said.]]>
Sun, 10 Jan 2021 10:35:40 +0000
I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th - Donald Trump tweets http://nairaplace.com//2804/i-will-not-be-going-to-the-inauguration-on-january-20th-donald-trump-tweets.html


Hours after finally promising a peaceful transition of power, Trump took to Twitter to write: "To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th."

There have been discussions at the White House about Trump leaving Washington on Jan. 19, a source familiar with the matter said. He is expected to travel to his Florida resourt, the source said.



Trump will be the first incumbent president since Andrew Johnson to skip his successor's inauguration.
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Sat, 09 Jan 2021 08:05:14 +0000
Nigerian man dies on his birthday http://nairaplace.com//2803/nigerian-man-dies-on-his-birthday-.html


It was gathered that the University of Jos graduate died on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, which happened to be his birthday.

The circumstances surrounding his death was not mentioned. He is survived by wife, children, mother and siblings.



Meanwhile, friends have taken to Facebook to mourn his death. One Peter Olusegun Ogundimu said he spoke to Nafike five hours before his death.



"Every death is sad but this one is so so sad & i’m still in utmost disbelief ...............
Hmmmmm !!!! Who knew ??" he wrote.


Who knew the last time we would see each other was on December 30th at our virtual high school party ???



Who knew the last time we would chat & cracked jokes was on your birthday, this past Tuesday, January 5th ???



Who knew I would later get a call at approx. 5 hours later about your demise ???
Who knew you would pass on your birthday, January 5th ???



Hmmm !!!! Only if I had known, I would have done a whole lot more with your bro. Am going to miss our heated political debates & more but going to cherish all the fun memories



You’re going to be greatly missed, Nafike Bala Malafa a.k.a Mallam Tanko !!!!
I pray that the Most High strengthen & comfort the families you left behind.
Till we see again to part no more Naf. Adieu !!!!]]>
Sat, 09 Jan 2021 08:02:51 +0000
NIMC workers suspend their strike action http://nairaplace.com//2802/nimc-workers-suspend-their-strike-action.html


The workers downed tools on Thursday, January 7 to press home their demands for better remuneration as well as the provision of personal protective equipment PPEs to protect against COVID19.



The protesting workers met with the Federal Government earlier today and resolved to call off their strike action.



They are expected to resume work by Monday, January 11 to continue with the ongoing registration of Nigerians for their National Identity Numbers.]]>
Sat, 09 Jan 2021 07:59:59 +0000
25-year-old man bags 12 strokes of the cane for dealing in hard drugs in Kano state http://nairaplace.com//2801/25-year-old-man-bags-12-strokes-of-the-cane-for-dealing-in-hard-drugs-in-kano-state-.html


The suspect was arrested on December 31, 2020 at about 7pm by a team of police officers attached to Fagge Division Kano. The defendant was in possession of 13 rubber solutions and two bottles of ‘suck and die’ suspected to be intoxicant.



The resident of Fagge Quarters of Kano metropolis who was convicted on two-count charge of public disturbances and possession of ‘rubber solution and ‘suck and die’ – narcotics, had pleaded guilty to the charges.



Magistrate Mr Farouk Ibrahim who delivered the judgement, summarily convicted the defendant and pronounced a sentence of one month in jail or the option of a fine of N10,000 and award of 12 strokes of cane.]]>
Sat, 09 Jan 2021 07:58:46 +0000
1544 cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2800/1544-cases-of-covid19-recorded-in-nigeria.html


According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 739 fresh cases, the highest for the day.



Other states with fresh cases include Plateau-168, FCT-153, Oyo-91, Nasarawa-90, Rivers-80, Kaduna-35, Edo-33, Kano-29, Ogun-21, Delta-19, Sokoto-16, Akwa Ibom-11, Ebonyi-11, Enugu-10, Osun-10, Niger-9, Bauchi-8, Kebbi-8, Katsina-2 and Taraba-1.



Nigeria now has 97,478 confirmed cases. 78,552 patients have so far been discharged. Sadly, 1,342 deaths have been recorded since the first case was confirmed in February 2019.

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Sat, 09 Jan 2021 07:57:18 +0000
Police confirm abduction of six family members in Zamfara http://nairaplace.com//2799/police-confirm-abduction-of-six-family-members-in-zamfara.html


According to the state police spokesperson Shehu Mohammed, six of the abducted persons are children of Alhaji Gyare, while the seventh is a female picked from a neighbouring house all in Kadauri Village in Jabaka District of Maru LGA.



Mohammed said;



“The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Abutu Yaro has deployed a combined team of CTU and Police Mobile Force who are currently on the trail of the suspects.

“The CP, who said that peace had been restored in the area, vowed to rescue the victims soonest.

“He charged the local communities to continue to give useful information to law enforcement agents, especially the Police, in order to bring the criminals to book."
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Sat, 09 Jan 2021 07:54:55 +0000
NOUN staff arrested for allegedly killing his colleague over N70000 in Benue http://nairaplace.com//2798/noun-staff-arrested-for-allegedly-killing-his-colleague-over-n70000-in-benue.html


Vanguard reports that an investigation into the case commenced shortly after Francis was gruesomely murdered and his body dumped in a bush in August 2020. The Benue state police command in the course of its investigation got information that Ikon and late Francis had a faceoff over a certain N70, 000. Ikon was arrested by the police but was however placed on holding charge at the Makurdi Correctional Center since he denied any involvement and there wasn't any evidence to prove the claim that he indeed killed late Francis.



The family of the deceased petitioned the Inspector General of Police over the matter and a team from the Force Intelligence Response Team, IRT, led by Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, were then assigned to commence an investigation into the matter. The crack team deployed to Makurdi, the state capital, visited the site where the corpse was found as well as the NOUN study centre where Atache and Danasabe worked. It was during the investigation that it was discovered that Ikon was a member of dreaded Aye Confraternity and he had a feud with Atache over the sum of N70,000.



The operatives also discovered that Ikon invited his cult members to help him kill Francis when he refused to pay him the said sum. These facts were then presented to Ikon who then confessed to committing the crime.



Ikon in an interview, said

I am a staff of NOUN, Markudi branch. I am 31 years, I have BSc in public administration. I started working with NOUN over 5-years, I started as senior clerical officer as I used my diploma to apply for the work.

While at work I applied for school study where I got my BSc from NOUN. Francis Atache was a junior clerical officer who worked with me. If I generated data for students to go and pay their school fees at the bank, I usually give him the money to go and help me pay it.

On that day, I was preparing to go to Nassarawa and I gave Francis money to help me pay for my monthly contribution organized by one Alhaji. Normally after some months or years we would collect the money back with interest. I told him that if he paid the money he would be given a paper that would serve as receipt and reflect my balance.

When I came back, I asked for the paper, he promised to bring it to work the next day. The next day when I asked for the paper, he gave one excuse or the other. I reported him to his elder sister who was also working in the same office, after two days that I did not hear from her, I called her again and she asked me why I gave money to Francis who was not trustworthy.

Francis then started threatening me with gun. I even reported the matter to the director. I told him that if he wanted to engage in confraternity war, we should do it outside after office hours.

Later I reported the case to the vigilante in our area and he begged for two days. The two days elapsed and a week later, I called the vigilante people to report him again. Francis met me the next day and told me that I should bring proof that I gave him the money. He made it clear to me that he was not going to pay me my money. ''he said



Ikon said it was at this point that he contacted his cult members to help him deal with Francis.

'' I was bitter because I knew at that point he was not going to give me the money. I contacted my cult members and asked them to monitor his movement. There was a place near a Bishop’s farm where we normally went to smoke and relax.

On August 5, my cult members who spied on him got information that he was going there to buy weed and smoke. I chose that place to confront him because if anything should happen, people would assume that it was a cult fight and would not take it serious.

When he went there with his friends, about 15 of us went there to meet him. I confronted him with the issue, my boys asked him to surrender the money he had with him. He had more than N70, 000 at that point which he wanted to use to buy weed which he would sell at boys’ town.

He refused to surrender the money. Meanwhile, while we were coming, I brought an axe and the others came with their guns.

When he refused to bring the money, we started fighting. He stood up and came after me, my boys hit him with a stick from the back and he fell down. He started bleeding and stopped moving. Everyone was terrified and ran away from him. I ran home, took some of my clothes and left my house. I got information that the police found the body. We did not hide it, unfortunately, I was found and arrested. I did not expect him to die like that.

After some days in police detention, I was remanded in prison. Meanwhile, I told them that I was innocent. I was shocked when on August 29, police came and picked me. They had arrested some of the boys who witnessed the incident. I had no choice but to tell them the truth. I denied it initially because they didn’t have any proof. I did not use the axe but a stick. I was initiated in 2009 into Aye confraternity by one Ernest. Aye means African Youth Empowerment. It is normal for every youth to join one cult group or the other to earn respect. We still relate with other cult groups that was why I trusted Francis so much to give him such money to make payment for me. I only wanted to scare him as we normally did as cult members but he died in the process. I was not the one who hit him with the stick but I pinned him down on the ground while my guys were beating him”.he said
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Sat, 09 Jan 2021 07:53:38 +0000
I will run for presidency in 2023 - Yul Edochie http://nairaplace.com//2797/i-will-run-for-presidency-in-2023-yul-edochie.html


The movie star said this in a tweet he shared to celebrate his 39th birthday on thursday, January 7. He further stated that the youths deserve a chance to fix the nation.



Yul Edochie wrote;



Happy 39th birthday to me. Last year l asked for wisdom, you gave it to me Lord. This year I ask for your grace oh Lord as I prepare to run for President of Nigeria in 2023. To bring real Peace, Unity & Progress. The youths deserve a chance to fix our Nation So help us God. Amen!
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Fri, 08 Jan 2021 16:54:11 +0000
Nigerian lady thanks God for saving her father from being hit by a learner driver http://nairaplace.com//2796/nigerian-lady-thanks-god-for-saving-her-father-from-being-hit-by-a-learner-driver.html


The lady with the identity Foodpreneur Firewoodgirl, wrote



''And this could only be God o.

A learner drove passed My Dad's favourite resting position outside my compound into the self contain.

And to think that Dad just left that spot barely 4 minutes before this happened.

Abasi Akan o''
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Fri, 08 Jan 2021 16:51:39 +0000
Sowore's bail application stalled as police fail to produce him and others in court http://nairaplace.com//2795/sowore-s-bail-application-stalled-as-police-fail-to-produce-him-and-others-in-court-.html


Lawyer to the Defendants, Marshal Abubakar who spoke to newsmen at the Chief Magistrate Court in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja said the Police claim to have handed the case file to a Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police for further prosecution.



Abubakar said the DIG who was called to produce the Defendants claimed to have handed the case file to the Director of Public Prosecution on the instruction of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF).



Recall that Sowore and the other defendants who are standing trial for alleged criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and inciting public disturbance were remanded at the Force CIID facility in Area 10 on Tuesday January 10, following the media personality's complaints of being denied food and medical attention at the Kuje Correctional Centre.]]>
Fri, 08 Jan 2021 16:48:35 +0000
Man ordered soldiers to beat phone repairer who cracked his girlfriend's phone http://nairaplace.com//2794/man-ordered-soldiers-to-beat-phone-repairer-who-cracked-his-girlfriend-s-phone.html

According to reports, the incident happened at the Bob-Izua shopping complex in Edo state on Thursday, January 7. It is said that a lady had gone to the complex to fix her with the victim.



SaharaReporters alleges that her boyfriend found a crack on the phone and allegedly organized soldiers to beat up the phone repairer and then whisked him away to an undisclosed location.]]>
Fri, 08 Jan 2021 16:46:43 +0000
83-year-old Nigerian Muslim man set to marry 16-year-old girl http://nairaplace.com//2793/83-year-old-nigerian-muslim-man-set-to-marry-16-year-old-girl.html


The wedding is slated for Januay 9, 2021, however, the state is not disclosed.



The invite is courtesy of one Hajia Kande Wushishi Local Government Area of Niger State.

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Fri, 08 Jan 2021 16:41:57 +0000
Aisha Buhari's aide refuses to disclose her whereabouts http://nairaplace.com//2792/aisha-buhari-s-aide-refuses-to-disclose-her-whereabouts.html
 

The First Lady's aide who appeared on a Channels Television programme, insisted that he was not invited on the show to disclose that. 

 

Abdullahi said; 

 

“I am sorry, Kayode, this is not part of what I was actually invited here to discuss in your studio.

“I will not be speaking on that because it is not part of what we agreed for me to come and discuss. So, let us leave that issue out of the interview please."

 

When informed by Channels Television’s Kayode Okikiolu that the news was already in the public domain and it was important to clear the air on the controversy trailing the issue, the first lady’s aide maintained his earlier position and further stated that Aisha Buhari was entitled to her private life.

 

He said in response; 

 

“Let me say it this way again, the first lady, although married to the President, nevertheless, she is a citizen of this country who is entitled to her own right to privacy.

“If she chooses not to speak on a particular subject at any point in time, she is entitled to her own right to privacy and that is where I wish to leave that issue as of now. That is her own right, and she did not choose to speak at this time.”

 

This is coming amid report of the First Lady relocating to Dubai, United Arab Emirates and citing insecurity in Aso Rock as the reason for her decision. 

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Wed, 30 Dec 2020 09:23:24 +0000
Nigerian lady reveals how she began dating her Bolt driver http://nairaplace.com//2791/nigerian-lady-reveals-how-she-began-dating-her-bolt-driver.html


The lady with the Twitter handle @Mokeji5 said sometime in November, she was out and forgot there was a curfew in Edo state. After getting punished by the soldiers, she decided to put up in a hotel nearby until the next day.



According to her, the next morning, she requested a ride from a hailing cab app, Bolt. She said by the time the driver ended the trip, she decided that he was hers and made the move on him.



She shared a screenshot of their chat before they started seeing each other.

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Tue, 29 Dec 2020 04:08:18 +0000
Saudi Arabia bans child marriages http://nairaplace.com//2790/saudi-arabia-bans-child-marriages.html

The Minister of Justice and Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council, Sheikh Walid Al-Samaani, issued the new directive in a circular sent to all the courts in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


Child marriages are commonplace in Saudi Arabia with one in seven girls marrying before the age of 18.


According to the Justice Ministry ruling, any teenager below the age of 18 will from now on be referred to specialized courts that will assess whether they can get married or not.



These courts' job is to study each child marriage case to confirm that the future spouse who's under 18 years old, boy or girl, will not be harmed as a result of this wedding and that this union will be of the best interest to the youngster.


This new decision follows an earlier law that was revealed in January of this year and which bans the marriage of children under 15 years old. Prior to the latter, Saudi Arabia did not have a minimum legal age for marriage.]]>
Tue, 29 Dec 2020 04:06:12 +0000
South Africa goes back to lockdown with alcohol sales banned again http://nairaplace.com//2789/-south-africa-goes-back-to-lockdown-with-alcohol-sales-banned-again.html


In an address, Ramaphosa said that the move is to limit super-spreader events further, and will adjust the previous level 3 regulations to keep the economy as open as possible.



It will also allow the government to focus on social distancing measures with the aim to ease the pressure on hospitals.



The change follows meetings held by the president and his cabinet as part of the National Coronavirus Command Council on Sunday, and come as the country surpasses 1 million cumulative Covid-19 infections and record daily increases.



“Nearly 27,000 South African are known to have died from Covid-19. The number of new coronovirus infections are increasing at an alarming rate. Infections are surging in KwaZulu-Natal, the Western Cape, and Gauteng. Infections are alarmingly on the rise in Limpopo,” Ramaphosa said.



“Infections are on the rise, in part, because we as humans are social beings. We feel the need to visit friends and family, attend religious services, and go to parties. But this is a time of danger,” the president warned.



Infections are being driven by super spreader events, the president said, which include year-end functions, family gatherings, and music and cultural events.]]>
Tue, 29 Dec 2020 04:04:10 +0000
Gunmen murder traditional ruler in Enugu http://nairaplace.com//2788/gunmen-murder-traditional-ruler-in-enugu.html


According to The Nation, the monarch was having a meeting with his kinsman in the community's town hall on December 26 when gunmen who claimed to be policemen led by one Inspector Danladi, moved into the hall in an SUV and sought to see the royal father.



Eyewitnesses say when the traditional ruler who was presiding over the meeting was identified by the three natives, one of the ‘policemen’ immediately shot him on the thigh and he fell down bleeding. Pandemonium ensued after the royal father was shot as the natives scattered in different directions amidst sporadic shooting by the armed men, who made attempts to arrest some of them.



The royal father and one other man, Mr. Ani, who also sustained a gunshot wound, were rushed to the Parklane hospital Enugu but Igwe Mba could not be admitted due to lack of bed space. They were referred to the National Orthopedic Hospital, Enugu but on arrival doctors at the Emergency Unit only confirmed the royal father dead.



It was learnt that the royal father who was elected by his community on December 26, 2019, reportedly bled to death before he could get medical attention. His corpse was deposited at the National Orthopaedic hospital mortuary while the whereabouts of Ani is yet to be known.



Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Enugu state police command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmad AbdulRahman, has ordered a full investigation into the incident. Read the statement below



''Following the acts of violence that occurred in Oruku Community, Nkanu East L.G.A. of the State over the alleged shooting and death of its Traditional Ruler by armed men suspected to be policemen on 26/12/2020 at about 1630hrs, normalcy has been restored after the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmad AbdurRahman fipcds, ficmc, fcai, mnim promptly ordered the deployment of Operatives of the Command to the area and the launch of a full-scale investigation into the incidence.

The Commissioner, while reiterating commitment to meticulously investigate and bring the perpetrators of the alleged murder of the Traditional Ruler and the ensuing acts of violence to book, has called on residents of the Community to remain calm and eschew acts capable of further inciting violence in the area while the investigation lasts. He warns that anyone found wanting will be made to face the full weight of the law.''
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Mon, 28 Dec 2020 08:34:49 +0000
"He is a fraud"- Bisi Alimi attacks Bobrisky, says he is a threat to Trans community http://nairaplace.com//2787/-he-is-a-fraud-bisi-alimi-attacks-bobrisky-says-he-is-a-threat-to-trans-community-.html


Bisi's comment comes after Bobrisky said he has decided to become a crossdresser to economically empower himself. In a post shared on his Instagram page on Saturday December 26, Bobrisky said he suffered so much as a full man but that immediately he became a crossdresser, he started to make a lot of money.

Well, Bisi took to his Instagram page this evening to react to Bobrisky's post. According to Bisi, Bobrisky is a threat to the Trans community in Nigeria. He went on to describe him as a fraud.

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Mon, 28 Dec 2020 08:32:28 +0000
838 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2786/838-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases as follows; FCT-297, Lagos-253, Plateau-82, Kaduna-57, Katsina-32, Nasarawa-31, Kano-25, Gombe-24, Oyo-8, Rivers-8, Zamfara-7, Ogun-4, Bauchi-4, Edo-4, Anambra-1, Sokoto-1.



There are now 84,414 confirmed cases of Coronavirus and 1,254 deaths have been recorded. 71,034 patients who recovered from the disease have been discharged. ]]>
Mon, 28 Dec 2020 08:28:45 +0000
Groom wears traditional Efik attire for his church wedding in Akwa Ibom http://nairaplace.com//2785/groom-wears-traditional-efik-attire-for-his-church-wedding-in-akwa-ibom-.html


The groom's attire consists of a wrapper called Usobo, a long white shirt and a woolen cap. The wedding which took place on December 20, was titled "Local Love 2020"



The groom is popularly known as "Local Man" a University of Uyo graduate. ]]>
Mon, 28 Dec 2020 08:27:08 +0000
Burna Boy and Davido allegedly clash at Ghanaian nightclub http://nairaplace.com//2784/burna-boy-and-davido-allegedly-clash-at-ghanaian-nightclub.html


Eyewitnesses alleged that there was a scuffle after Burna Boy ''moved'' to Davido at Twist nightclub. ]]>
Mon, 28 Dec 2020 08:24:27 +0000
Nigeria records 829 new COVID-19 cases http://nairaplace.com//2783/nigeria-records-829-new-covid-19-cases.html


According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 296 new cases, the highest for the day. Other states with new cases include FCT-291, Kaduna-79, Rivers-40, Kano-35, Nasarawa-25, Bauchi-19, Benue-8, Borno-7, Edo-7, Oyo-7, Sokoto-7, Cross River-3, Jigawa- Ogun-2.



Nigeria now has a total of 83,576 confirmed cases. 70,495 patients have been discharged so far with 1,247 deaths recorded.

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Sun, 27 Dec 2020 12:12:26 +0000
Wrestling star, Brodie Lee dies at 41 after battle with 'non-COVID related lung issue' http://nairaplace.com//2782/wrestling-star-brodie-lee-dies-at-41-after-battle-with-non-covid-related-lung-issue-.html


The Professional wrestler Jon Huber, better known by his stage name Brodie Lee, died at the age of 41 on Sunday morning, December 27.



According to his wife Amanda Huber, the wrestler died "surrounded by loved ones after a hard fought battle with a non-[COVID-19] related lung issue," she said in a post on Instagram.



She wrote:



My best friend died today.



I never wanted to write out those words. My heart is broken. The world saw him as the amazing @brodielee (fka Luke Harper) but he was my best friend, my husband, and the greatest father you would ever meet. No words can express the love I feel or how broken I am right now. He passed surrounded by love ones after a hard-fought battle with a non-Covid related lung issue. The @mayoclinic is literally the best team of doctors and nurses in the world who surrounded me with constant love.



On top of that, I can’t express my love and admiration for the way @allelitewrestling has treated not only my husband but myself and my kids. @margaret.stalvey @meghalegalgirl10 @americannightmarecody @thebrandirhodes @nickjacksonyb @mattjackson13 @kennyomegamanx @tonyrkhan and the rest of the team at AEW have helped keep me standing and pick up all the broken pieces.



I’ve been surrounded by so much love and incredible people I can’t tag them all but they know who they are and I don’t think they will ever know how thankful I am for them.



All Elite Wrestling, which he wrestled for, also confirmed his death in an official statement over social media.

#RipBrodieLee pic.twitter.com/wBdvPO5F9Y
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 27, 2020



Huber, a Rochester, New York, native, wrestled for WWE from 2012 to 2019. He was a regular on WWE television, notably as a member of the Wyatt Family and in a long-term tag team with wrestler Erick Rowan.



WWE granted him his release last December before he signed with AEW and made his debut there in March 2020.



In AEW, Huber was made the leader of a faction called The Dark Order and wrestled Jon Moxley for the AEW title at the Double or Nothing pay-per-view event in May. Huber's last match was a Dog Collar match for the AEW TNT title against Cody Rhodes on Oct. 7. The bout was rated 4.5 (out of 5) stars by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, tied for the highest star rating of Lee's career.



Huber is survived by his wife, Amanda, and children, Brodie and Nolan.]]>
Sun, 27 Dec 2020 12:10:53 +0000
Two kid brothers killed in Christmas house fire http://nairaplace.com//2781/two-kid-brothers-killed-in-christmas-house-fire.html

De’Lon Wheeler, 7, and Damarion Wheeler, 6, “fell asleep by the tree because they were so excited about getting up,” their mother, Demika Pinson, said to the Detroit News.


Both kids were killed as the morning fire ripped through their two-story building on Friday, Christmas day.


Two of the boys’ other siblings, who slept on the second floor after being told to do so by their mother, made it out of the house alive but with injuries.


The girl, 8, and the boy, 10, were treated for second-degree burns and smoke inhalation, respectively.


According to reports, when the firefighters arrived at the residence just before 9 a.m., Pinson had already leapt from a window with her fifth child, a 2-year-old girl, wrapped in her arms.



Pinson also has a 6-month-old child, who was not at home when the fire broke out.



“It’s unbelievable this is something to wake up to on Christmas,” Pinson said. “It’s just tragic.”



Authorities believe the fire was accidental.



“It could have been electrical, Christmas tree or kids playing with matches, but it’s not suspicious,” said Deputy Fire Commissioner Dave Fornell.
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Sun, 27 Dec 2020 12:09:15 +0000
A year ago I was pushing carts at a grocery store, today I 'm a 6 figure sex worker http://nairaplace.com//2780/a-year-ago-i-was-pushing-carts-at-a-grocery-store-today-i-m-a-6-figure-sex-worker.html


Taking to Twitter on Christmas Day, @_milkmaid shared a photo of herself at the grocery store a year ago and a current one of her as a stripper and sex worker.



"A year ago I was pushing carts at trader Joe's, Today I 'm a 6 figure sex worker" she stated.

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Sun, 27 Dec 2020 12:08:20 +0000
712 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2779/712-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-388, FCT-77, Kwara-39, Katsina-35, Bauchi-33, Plateau-22, Ogun-18, Akwa Ibom-16, Delta-13, Kaduna-12, Osun-12, Yobe-11, Sokoto-10, Kebbi-8, Enugu-6, Edo-5, Ondo-3, Niger-2, Kano-1 and Oyo-1.



There are now 82,747 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,246 deaths have been recorded. 70,239 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Sat, 26 Dec 2020 16:39:12 +0000
Jay shares glimpse of his nether region as he reveals he has done 'p*ssy surgery' http://nairaplace.com//2778/jay-shares-glimpse-of-his-nether-region-as-he-reveals-he-has-done-p-ssy-surgery-.html


Jay made it clear years ago that once he can afford to, he'll undergo gender reassignment surgery (read here).



He claims he finally had surgery to remove his penis and replace with a vagina but he says he kept it a secret and decided to come out now as his "Xmas gift" to his followers.]]>
Sat, 26 Dec 2020 16:37:05 +0000
Suspect breaks into warehouse in Kano, steals M8m goods http://nairaplace.com//2777/suspect-breaks-into-warehouse-in-kano-steals-m8m-goods-.html


Spokesperson of the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, who confirmed the arrest in a statement on Thursday, December 24, said the suspect, Salmanu Mohammed Bashir, 36, confessed to the crime.



The suspect revealed how he damaged the padlock, replaced it with a new one of the same colour and size.

"On the 27/11/2020 at about 1020hrs, a report was lodged that a Hijet Pick-up Motor Vehicle with Reg. No. KMC 24 XY, white colour, loaded with Building Materials and Furniture was seen with suspected stolen properties," the statement says.

"Upon receiving the report, the Commissioner of Police Kano State Command, CP Habu A. Sani, immediately raised and instructed a team of operatives, led by O/C Anti-Daba *SP Bashir Musa Gwadabe to swing into action,

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Sat, 26 Dec 2020 16:32:59 +0000
Rita Dominic shows off her man, Daily Times Publisher Fidelis Anosike (photos) http://nairaplace.com//2776/rita-dominic-shows-off-her-man-daily-times-publisher-fidelis-anosike-photos-.html


The actress shared the photos on her Instagram page to wish her followers a Merry Christmas.



Rita Dominic who wore matching outfits with her partner, captioned the photos "Merry Christmas" and it also came with "love and kiss emojis".



We hear the two are engaged and planning a big wedding sometime next year! Congrats to the both of them..

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Sat, 26 Dec 2020 16:30:01 +0000
Woman robbed of N30,000, gang raped and murdered in Edo http://nairaplace.com//2775/woman-robbed-of-n30-000-gang-raped-and-murdered-in-edo-.html


The incident happened along Evbuosa Road, near in Obozogbe in Orhionmwon local government of the state while the woman was on her way to the market.



It was gathered that the suspects dispossessed the deceased of N30,000 before dragging her into a nearby bush, where they took a turn to rape and later left her with life-threatening injuries which resulted to her death.



The vigilante group in the area said some persons who were on the farm heard the woman screaming but could not find her when they got to the scene because the suspects dragged her further into the bush.



According to vigilante member, a shirt was found in the area was used to trace the owner in the community.



The owner later identified as Destiny Osa was subsequently arrested by the locals and handed over to men of the Ugo Police Division, who in turn handed him over to men of the Anti Kidnapping and Cyber Crime Unit of the Edo State Police Command for further investigation.



Upon interrogation, Destiny Osa told the police how they attacked, robbed, raped and murdered the woman in the bush at about 7 am on December 19, 2020 and took the police to arrest two other members of the gang, Etim Zion and Samuel Jeremiah, both from Akwa Ibom state.



Osa later led the police and another investigative team to the site the woman was gang-raped where her wrapper and hair attachment were recovered.



Confirming the arrest, spokesperson of the command, Chidi Nwabuzor, said body of the trader was deposited in the mortuary for autopsy and further investigation.



Nwabuzor, said no one had come to claim her body and advised anyone whose family member left home since Saturday, December 19, 2020 to Evbuosa and had not returned home to contact the office of the Anti Kidnapping/Cyber Crime Unit of the Edo State police command in Benin city.



Meanwhile, the spokesperson assured that the suspect would be charged to court for prosecution.

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Sat, 26 Dec 2020 16:28:09 +0000
Actress Etinosa welcomes baby girl (photos) http://nairaplace.com//2774/actress-etinosa-welcomes-baby-girl-photos-.html


She shared the good news on her Instagram page on Saturday December 26.

''This year, I received the best gift ever.....The Gift of Motherhood
I am eternally grateful to God''she wrote



While congratulating her, her colleague in the movie industry, Babarex, revealed that she welcomed a baby girl.

''Like play like play .... I started calling you mama Itohan from 3/4 months. Today Itohan is here. Congratulations sis @etinosaofficial ... God bless you and your baby girl.''he wrote
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Sat, 26 Dec 2020 16:27:05 +0000
FIFA cancels U17 and U20 World Cups in 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic http://nairaplace.com//2773/fifa-cancels-u17-and-u20-world-cups-in-2021-due-to-covid-19-pandemic.html


The news comes after the postponement of the Olympic Games and other global sporting tournaments.



In a statement released, FIFA said the 2021 edition of both tournaments will be cancelled, and the next edition will be held in 2023, with Indonesia still hosting the U20s and Peru the U17s.



“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to present challenges for the hosting of international sporting events and to have a restrictive effect on international travel. FIFA has therefore regularly consulted the relevant stakeholders, including the host member associations as well as the confederations involved in both tournaments originally scheduled to take place in 2021,” the football governing body said in a statement.



“In doing so, it became clear that the global situation has failed to normalise to a sufficient level to address the challenges associated with hosting both tournaments, including the feasibility of the relevant qualification pathways,” it added.

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Sat, 26 Dec 2020 16:25:14 +0000
Pope Francis’ Instagram account appears to ‘like’ another model’s racy pic http://nairaplace.com//2772/pope-francis-instagram-account-appears-to-like-another-model-s-racy-pic.html


OnlyFans star, Margot Foxx shared a screenshot on Twitter which showed Pope Francis's official Instagram account 'liking' a rather racy photo in which she was pictured in a tight black bodysuit.



Sharing the screenshot, Margot wrote, "uhhh the pope liked my picture?". She also tweeted the set of images with the caption, "hey that's me" in another tweet.

This comes weeks after the Vatican said they were investigating after Pope Francis's official Instagram account was found to have "liked" a racy image of Brazilian model Natalia Garibotto]]>
Fri, 25 Dec 2020 08:22:43 +0000
Woman who hacked her two children to death in Kano pleads not guilty http://nairaplace.com//2771/woman-who-hacked-her-two-children-to-death-in-kano-pleads-not-guilty.html


Recall that Hauwa, a health worker, killed her two children, Irfan Ibrahim, 6 and Zuhura Ibrahim, 3, and injured a niece, Aisha Sadiq, 10, at Diso Quarters in Gwale Local Government Area of Kano state on October 4, because her husband married a second wife

At the resumed sitting on Wednesday, December 23, after her denial, counsel to Hauwa, Huwaila Ibrahim, asked the court to send her client to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation and was not objected by the prosecutor, Barr Laminu Soron Dinki.



The presiding magistrate, Hauwa Lawan Minjibir, upheld their requests and sent the accused to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation and adjourned the matter to January 5, 2021. ]]>
Fri, 25 Dec 2020 08:19:42 +0000
Former PDP spokesman Metuh leaves Kuje prison (photos) http://nairaplace.com//2770/former-pdp-spokesman-metuh-leaves-kuje-prison-photos-.html


His release from prison followed the nullification of a seven-year jail sentence handed down to him by an Appeal Court sitting in Abuja.



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned Metuh on seven counts of money laundering for allegedly receiving N400 million from the office of the national security adviser. On February 25, 2020, the trial court pronounced him guilty on all counts of money laundering and sentenced him to seven years in prison.

Metuh approached the Appeal Court to challenge his sentencing. The court in its ruling said that Justice Okon Abang who handed Metuh the jail term exhibited bias in the case and so nullified the jail term.]]>
Fri, 25 Dec 2020 08:15:50 +0000
1041 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2769/1041-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria-.html


The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases as follows; Lagos-316, FCT-210, Kaduna-83, Plateau-70, Gombe-56, Oyo-56, Katsina-47, Nasarawa-35, Kano-33, Ogun-21, Rivers-17, Niger-14, Imo-14, Delta-12, Kwara-12, Edo-12, Benue-9, Anambra-8, Taraba-4, Ekiti-4, Ebonyi-6, Bayelsa-1, Sokoto-1.



There are now 81,963 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,242 deaths have been recorded. 69,651 patients who recovered from the disease have been discharged.

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Fri, 25 Dec 2020 08:12:51 +0000
Niger state assembly's first female House Leader impeached http://nairaplace.com//2768/niger-state-assembly-s-first-female-house-leader-impeached-.html


The female lawmaker was impeached by members of the house of assembly during the plenary on Thursday December 24.



An official statement revealing why the former leader was impeached or the number and names of the lawmakers that supported the action against her is yet to be released by the house of assembly. ]]>
Fri, 25 Dec 2020 08:11:38 +0000
BBNaija's Gifty Powers welcomes a baby boy http://nairaplace.com//2767/bbnaija-s-gifty-powers-welcomes-a-baby-boy.html


The excited mother who shared her baby bump photos on Instagram, stated that her "son made her a mother again, gave her a reason to love and to be happy again."



Gifty also hinted on welcoming her son in September with the hashtag #Septemberboy.

See her post below;



Dear Son, words can not express how much in love I am with you.
You made me a mother again, you gave me a reason to love and to be happy again.
You mean a lot to me and I will never stop loving you, Son.

I love you beyond words and we are proud to have you as a beloved Son, little brother and grandson.
Merry Christmas from my son and i.
Love Mom.

**** Alisha’s little brother.
who could ever imagine that my 3 years old daughter would become a big sister. This life.
#motherOf2

#Girl&Boy

#SeptemberBoy
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Fri, 25 Dec 2020 08:10:29 +0000
Flavour shares heart-melting video of himself serenading his aged father http://nairaplace.com//2766/flavour-shares-heart-melting-video-of-himself-serenading-his-aged-father.html
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Thu, 24 Dec 2020 08:44:53 +0000
DJ Cuppy gets Birkin bag on second date after getting luxury wristwatch on first date http://nairaplace.com//2765/dj-cuppy-gets-birkin-bag-on-second-date-after-getting-luxury-wristwatch-on-first-date-.html

The Billionaire daughter and entertainer, took to her Instagram page to flaunt a pink Birkin bag she was gifted this time and noted that it's not her Christmas present, meaning there is another gift on the way.

She wrote: "Second date and he bought me a PINK BIRKIN ... (This is apparently NOT my Christmas present!) #CuppyDat]]>
Thu, 24 Dec 2020 08:43:21 +0000
Soldier kill suspected kidnapper, rescue victims in Ondo http://nairaplace.com//2764/soldier-kill-suspected-kidnapper-rescue-victims-in-ondo.html


Acting Assistant Director of Army Public Relations, Captain Ayorinde Omojokun in a statement released on Wednesday December 24 said the suspected kidnapper was killed after troops of 32 Artillery Brigade with other security agencies foiled a kidnapping and robbery operation in the area.



The statement read;



“The bandit attempted to kidnap three travellers in a gold-painted Toyota Highlander 2006 model with registration number AKD 55 GS.

“On sighting the troops, the kidnappers tried to engage the troops in a gun battle but were defeated due to troops’ firepower.

“This resulted in the killing of one of the kidnapper while others escaped into the forest with varying degrees of gunshot wounds.”



Items recovered from the scene of the incident included ?350,770, one cutlass, 11/2 sachet of tramadol hydrochloride (100mg), and one itel black phone.]]>
Thu, 24 Dec 2020 08:28:40 +0000
1133 new cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2763/1133-new-cases-of-covid19-recorded-in-nigeria.html


According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 397 fresh cases while the Federal Capital Territory FCT recorded 357 fresh cases.



Other states with fresh cases include Kaduna-81, Plateau-63, Katsina-46, Sokoto-32, Oyo-28, Ogun-21, Kano-19, Rivers-18, Osun-13, Edo-12, Niger-12, Bayelsa-11, Borno-11, Bauchi-8, Jigawa-2 and Ondo-2.



Nigeria now has 80,922 confirmed cases with 69,274 patients discharged. Sadly, 1,236 deaths have so far been recorded.]]>
Thu, 24 Dec 2020 08:27:28 +0000
BBNaija's Tacha in tears as her fans gifted her N6m, a delivery bus and motorcycles http://nairaplace.com//2762/bbnaija-s-tacha-in-tears-as-her-fans-gifted-her-n6m-a-delivery-bus-and-motorcycles.html


The highlight of the birthday dinner was the moment her fans presented her with a cheque of N6 million, three dispatch motorcycles and a delivery bus. Tacha couldn't contain her joy as she broke down in tears.]]>
Thu, 24 Dec 2020 08:26:08 +0000
I stole to raise money to feature Davido or Runtown in my music - thief says http://nairaplace.com//2761/i-stole-to-raise-money-to-feature-davido-or-runtown-in-my-music-thief-says.html


According to police report, Williams, who is an upcoming artiste, lured his friend, Bethel Chukwuocha, 18, to snatch the Toyota Corolla car from the driver, Clement Aniegbe, on Monday night December 21. Armed with a kitchen knife, the suspects ordered a ride from Lekki to Gbagada. While on their way to their supposed destination, they threatened the driver with the weapon and then sedated him, making it easy for them to cart away his car and mobile phone.



Wiliams who claimed he had gone around seeking help to raise money for his music project, said his plan was to sell the vehicle for a million naira and use the money to advance his music career.



Parading the suspects before newsmen, the Lagos state Commissioner of Police (CP) Hakeem Odumosu said



“They used knife and some substances suspected to sedatives to weaken the victim. The suspects claim to be students of the Federal College of Education, Yaba-Lagos.

The suspected were arrested by police detectives attached to Sabo Police Station, Lagos State, on Tuesday, December 22, at Sabo while on their routine patrol. The detectives recovered the car and the knife used for the operation from them.

The case is under investigation and will be transferred to the State CID for further investigation.]]>
Thu, 24 Dec 2020 08:23:23 +0000
Army arrests 66 suspects, loses 7 personnel in Niger http://nairaplace.com//2760/army-arrests-66-suspects-loses-7-personnel-in-niger.html


The Commander, Major General Moundhey Gadzama Ali who paraded the suspects at the command’s headquarters at Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa state on Wednesday December 23, said they carried out operations in the North West, North East, and North Central, South-South, South West regions of the country after receiving credible information which led to the rest of several bandits and the killing of some gun runners.



Among the suspects are 41 members of gang founded by late Benue militia leader, Terwase alias Gana, which also included his Chief Priest, Ugba Iorlumun.



Ali said;



“We have operated in Borno, Yobe, Benue, Nasarawa, Kogi, Niger amongst other places. In Benue, we have arrested the Chief Priest of the late Criminal Terwase alias Gana, one of his men called ‘ Commander’s among others and razed the Shrine. While another criminal, Paul Duguma died in Katsina-Ala.

“In Niger State, Special Forces with 31 Artillery and the Nigerian Airforce, we neutralized kidnappers, destroyed the dens of Alhaji Damina, while the kidnappers killed each other due to rivalry between the camps of Alhaji Kawuwajo and Zagalo in Kamfanin Wayo, a boundary Village between Niger and Kaduna State.”



The commander further disclosed that seven personnel were killed during Operation Nut Cracker II, carried out in Kamfanin Bobi, Mariga Local Government Area of Niger State. Nine bandits were also killed in the operation.



Ali added;



“I want to assure you that we will continue to do our best to ensure the safety of all law-abiding citizens of this great nation.

“I urge all law-abiding citizens not to be intimidated by these criminals in providing actionable intelligence that will help the command to rid these troubled areas of bandits, terrorists, and their collaborators.]]>
Thu, 24 Dec 2020 08:21:15 +0000
Woman flees after pouring boiling water on her co-wife in Plateau state http://nairaplace.com//2759/woman-flees-after-pouring-boiling-water-on-her-co-wife-in-plateau-state.html


The incident happened at Gindiri town in Mangu Local Government Area of the state. The victim is currently receiving treatment at a specialist hospital in Mangu.



The police officer in charge (OC) of Gindiri Police outpost, Barnabas Zumji, who confirmed the development, said the police were waiting for the victim to recover to get some information from her, adding that the suspect, would be tracked and brought to book.



Speaking to Daily Trust, the vicim said that the incident occurred on December 9, in their matrimonial house when she was trying to pack her clothes.



"By the time I bent down to gather the clothes, I didn’t know my co-wife was coming towards me with bad intention. I didn’t expect something of such because we have been separated after fighting on that day. As I was getting up, she poured the boiling water on me. So, I started screaming."



Iklima called on the police to ensure that she got justice. ]]>
Wed, 23 Dec 2020 15:55:47 +0000
Dunamis Church Shares Christmas Packages, As Thousands Besiege Glory Dome http://nairaplace.com//2758/dunamis-church-shares-christmas-packages-as-thousands-besiege-glory-dome.html
IDOMA VOICE gathered that thousands of people, including the physically-challenged, besieged the Glory Dome located along the Airport Road, Abuja.

The outreach was powered and personally supervised by Dr. Paul and his wife, Dr. Mrs. Becky Enenche, with the help of the Welfare Department.

IDOMA VOICE gathered that the ministration is done annually by the ministry as a way of empowering and reaching out to people and communities during Christmas.

Speaking during the programme attended by thousands of people from various denominations and across religious lines, Dr. Paul described the gesture as a way of reaching out to people and as well reminds them about the love of Christ.

Among items distributed during the ministration were: thousands of bags of rice, tubers of yam, tomato paste, noodles, and several food items.

In a post shortly after the outreach on his Facebook page, Dr. Enenche described the crowd as unprecedented.

He wrote, Hello Beloved,

Just to update you that we had a most amazing time this morning as we flagged off this year's Christmas Welfare Distribution at the Glory Dome.

The crowd was unprecedented.

People from all tribes and religions flooded the premises from as early as 6am.

The ministrations of food items and clothing continued till after 2pm.

Thousands were blessed and we were sure there was supernatural angelic ministrations that accompanied ours with seeming Miracles of multiplication.

The joy on the people's faces is an encouragement to us.

The Widow's ministration also took place alongside at the youth chapel. What a joy.

My prayer is that God will empower you to bless others however few or however many soon in Jesus Name.
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Wed, 23 Dec 2020 15:53:27 +0000
Toke Makinwa flaunts curves in skimpy bikini at pool party (photos) http://nairaplace.com//2757/toke-makinwa-flaunts-curves-in-skimpy-bikini-at-pool-party-photos-.html


The media personality paired her bikini with a white hat, white sunglasses, and white transparent beach trousers.]]>
Wed, 23 Dec 2020 13:36:41 +0000
Nigeria's Usman and America's Lisa of 90 Day Fiancé are officially divorcing http://nairaplace.com//2756/nigeria-s-usman-and-america-s-lisa-of-90-day-fianc-are-officially-divorcing.html


Nigeria's Usman Umar, aka SojaBoy, and America's Lisa Hamme have been estranged for more than six months and are now officially getting divorced.



In an interview with InTouch from Monday, Dec. 21, Usman confirmed he has sent Lisa divorce papers.
The man from Northern Nigeria said: "Lisa and I are no longer together, she was served [papers] last week and she [doesn't want to] accept it."



He added that his lawyer tried to communicate with Lisa, but she "cut the call."



Usman, 30, also said that his life has improved since breaking up with Lisa, describing how "happy" he is "without the drama."

Meanwhile, Lisa has apologized to TLC for "the things that happened in Nigeria," adding, "I take full responsibility for the part that I played in it."



Lisa, 53, and Usman's relationship began on the internet, where they spoke for nine months before getting engaged.

Usman, then 29, proposed to the 53-year-old Pennsylvania native with the intention of marrying her in Nigeria, despite never seeing her in person.



Their meeting and subsequent walk down the aisle played out on season four of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days

Fans witnessed Lisa winning over Usman's traditional family and their near breakup, before the pair tied the knot in a small civil ceremony.

However, prior to the finale in May, Lisa revealed they had already broken up.



According to Us Weekly, Lisa said in an Instagram Live: "He used me. He married me just to be on a TV show that people would recognize his name to sell his music... He thinks it's just him, he thinks he's going to do what he wants and he's never going to apologize for anything he's ever said bad about me."



She went on to accuse him of a "romance scam," a claim that Usman denied.



Usman wrote on Instagram that he was the one who was duped into marrying Lisa.



On Monday, Dec. 21, he wrote, "Is either I was brain washed or I was charmed by this woman, look at my mom and brother's faces they were all not happy but I keep on going.



"Thanks to almighty for setting ME free."]]>
Wed, 23 Dec 2020 11:06:31 +0000
New strain of COVID-19: FG explains why it soft-pedalled on travel ban http://nairaplace.com//2755/new-strain-of-covid-19-fg-explains-why-it-soft-pedalled-on-travel-ban.html


Speaking on a Radio Nigeria programme “Politics Nationwide’’ in Abuja on Tuesday December 22, Lai Mohammed said it will require the concurrence of neighbouring countries for the ban to be effective. He added that they do not want to make a hasty decision.



He said;



"Although the government is concerned over the importation of the COVID-19 new strain, it did not want to take a hasty decision.”



Lai Mohammed also revealed that the presidential Committee on COVID-19 deliberated on the issue at its meeting on Monday December 21, and decided to watch the development for the time being and also work with West African Health Organisations and other neighbouring countries, particularly, Benin Republic, Togo and Ghana.



He added;



“We did not want to take a hasty decision to ban flight from the UK into Nigeria only to find out our people are going through Cotonou, Lome or Accra to come into the country.

“What the airlines will do is to transfer Nigerian passengers to these routes and they will enter the country through the land borders.

“This will lead into hardship to Nigerians because if you transfer your economy to other countries, you lose a lot of money

“However, if we get the concurrence of these other countries, we will not hesitate to do the needful.

“We are consulting and being very careful in order to take a proper decision."]]>
Wed, 23 Dec 2020 11:00:06 +0000
Police arrest father, son and grandson for murder http://nairaplace.com//2754/police-arrest-father-son-and-grandson-for-murder.html


The suspects were accused of invading Madunkuri settlement in Gomo Village, Sumaila local government of Kano State and ”attacking and killing one 30-year-old Kabiru Ya’u and his daughter Harira Kabiru."



They reportedly attacked the deceased with machetes and bamboo sticks on August 26.



Kano police spokesperson, Abdullahi Kiyawa who confirmed this in a statement issued on Tuesday night, December 22, said Mr Musa had confessed ”to have directed his three sons and grandson to kill the victim on the allegation that the deceased is a suspected kidnapper".



The suspects who were arrested by Operation Puff Adder on December 19 about 119 days after the incident, said “investigation is in progress for the arrest of the remaining culprits. The suspects will be charged to court after completion of the investigation.”

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Wed, 23 Dec 2020 10:09:39 +0000
Breaking: ASUU suspends its 10-month-old strike http://nairaplace.com//2753/breaking-asuu-suspends-its-10-month-old-strike.html


ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi, made the announcement during a briefing of the union in Abuja.



Ogunyemi warned that the union would return to another round of strike action if the government fails in meeting its part of the agreement reached with the university lecturers for the strike to be called off. He noted that the reopening of the schools, considering the COVID-19 pandemic, lies with the Federal Government and Senate.]]>
Wed, 23 Dec 2020 09:52:13 +0000
L.A. County Sheriff’s deputy recorded having s3x at Universal Studios while on duty http://nairaplace.com//2752/l-a-county-sheriff-s-deputy-recorded-having-s3x-at-universal-studios-while-on-duty.html


According to TMZ, an open mic recorded the alleged encounter that recently took place near the Bates Motel on the backlot.



The outlet obtained a copy of the audio, in which a woman is heard moaning in the background as a dispatcher repeatedly tells the deputy that his mic is open—for everyone to hear. The unidentified deputy does not respond and the woman continues to moan during the sexual act ]]>
Wed, 23 Dec 2020 09:50:34 +0000
President Trump pardons 15, commutes 5 sentences in his final weeks in office. http://nairaplace.com//2751/president-trump-pardons-15-commutes-5-sentences-in-his-final-weeks-in-office-.html


Those pardoned included former Republican Reps. Duncan Hunter of California and Chris Collins of New York, two of the earliest GOP lawmakers to back Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Trump also commuted the sentences of five other people, including former Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas.



Collins, the first member of Congress to endorse Trump to be president, was sentenced to two years and two months in federal prison after admitting he helped his son and others dodge $800,000 in stock market losses when he learned that a drug trial by a small pharmaceutical company had failed.



Hunter was sentenced to 11 months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing campaign funds and spending the money on everything from outings with friends to his daughter’s birthday party.



White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the pardons for Hunter and Collins were granted after “the request of many members of Congress.”



The list also included four former government contractors, Nicholas Slatten, Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard, who were convicted in a 2007 massacre in Baghdad that left more than a dozen Iraqi civilians dead and caused an international uproar over the use of private security guards in a war zone.



Trump also announced pardons for two people involved in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.



One was for 2016 campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about a conversation in which he learned that Russia had dirt on Trump’s Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. The other person is Alex van der Zwaan, a Dutch lawyer who was sentenced to 30 days in prison for lying to investigators during the Mueller probe.


See full list below.
Russia probe

George Papadopoulos - Lying to the FBI - Full pardon

Alex van der Zwaan - Lying to Mueller's investigators - Full pardon

Blackwater contractors

Dustin Heard - killing Iraqi civilians - Full pardon

Evan Liberty - killing Iraqi civilians - Full pardon

Nicholas Slatten - killing Iraqi civilians -Full pardon

Paul Slough - killing Iraqi civilians - Full pardon

Republican lawmakers

Chris Collins - Conspiring to commit securities fraud and making false statements to the FBI - Full pardon

Duncan Hunter - Stealing about $150,000 from his campaign funds to pay for a lavish lifestyle - Full pardon

Steve Stockman - Conspiring to bilk at least $775,000 from conservative foundations that intended the donations for charities - Commuted sentence

Border control agents

Ignacio Ramos - Assault with a dangerous weapon, lying about the incident - Full pardon

Jose Compean - Assault with a dangerous weapon, lying about the incident - Full pardon

Others

Weldon Angelos - Sentenced to 55 years in prison for bringing guns to marijuana deals - Full pardon

Alfred Lee Crum - Helping his wife´s uncle illegally distill moonshine - Full pardon

Alfonso Costa - Pleaded guilty to a health care fraud charge related to false billing - Full pardon

Philip Esformes - Convicted on 20 criminal counts in what prosecutors described as a $1 billion Medicare fraud scheme, one of the biggest such cases in U.S. history - Full pardon

Philip Lyman - Served 10 days in prison after he led a protest of about 50 ATV riders in a canyon home to Native American cliff dwellings that officials closed to motorized traffic - Full pardon

Otis Gordon - Convicted of drug possession charge - Full pardon

Crystal Munoz - Received a 20-year prison sentence on a drug conspiracy charge after being convicted for her role in a marijuana smuggling ring - Commuted sentence

Tynice Nichole Hall - Received an 18-year sentence for allowing her apartment to be used to distribute drugs - Commuted sentence

Judith Negron - Received 35 years at a Florida prison for health care fraud, conspiracy and money laundering - Commuted sentence]]>
Wed, 23 Dec 2020 09:49:03 +0000
Missing young woman found dead with stab wounds and her pubic hair shaved off http://nairaplace.com//2750/missing-young-woman-found-dead-with-stab-wounds-and-her-pubic-hair-shaved-off.html


According to reports, her body was discovered on Saturday, December 19, with multiple stab wounds and some of her pubic hair removed.



It was gathered that the deceased went missing Saturday, December 12, when she went for a condolence visit at a neighbouring village, Amukpa Ogbozala, Opi, where her body was found.



Her death was confirmed on Saturday, December 19, by a member of the community, Engineer Nnabuike, who initially posted the missing person report.]]>
Mon, 21 Dec 2020 07:44:37 +0000
Davido attends his driver's wedding and entertains guests with a performance http://nairaplace.com//2749/davido-attends-his-driver-s-wedding-and-entertains-guests-with-a-performance.html


The singer had initially revealed his driver will be getting married and he'll be the best man

He also took on the responsibility of entertaining at the wedding and guests were all to happy to sing and dance along as he performed.

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Mon, 21 Dec 2020 07:41:50 +0000
501 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2748/501-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases as follows; Lagos-218, FCT-112, Kaduna-53, Plateau-24, Katsina-21, Kano-16, Yobe-14, Ondo-10, Ogun-9, Edo-7, Bayelsa-5, Rivers-4, Borno-4, Osun-2, Ekiti-2.



There are now 78,434 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria and 1,221 deaths have been recorded. 68,303 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Mon, 21 Dec 2020 07:39:17 +0000
Actor Charles Inojie robbed at gunpoint in Lagos http://nairaplace.com//2747/actor-charles-inojie-robbed-at-gunpoint-in-lagos.html


The incident happened on Sunday night, Dec 20.



Fortunately, he was unhurt from the experience but he lost his personal belongings.



His colleague, Chinedu Ikedieze announced the news and asked people to be careful.

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Mon, 21 Dec 2020 07:37:30 +0000
Two arrested for gang-raping and filming 19-year-old girl in Ogun state http://nairaplace.com//2746/two-arrested-for-gang-raping-and-filming-19-year-old-girl-in-ogun-state.html


The suspects who committed the crime on December 12, 2020 in Sango area of the state, were arrested four days later by policemen attached to the Sango Divisional Police Office.



Ogun police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspects were arrested following a report lodged at the Sango Police Station by the victim who is their neighbour.



Oyeyemi said;



“Upon the report, the DPO Sango division, CSP Godwin Idehai, detailed his detectives to go after the suspects and bring them to book.

“The investigative effort of the detectives paid off on December 16, 2020, when the duo were eventually arrested.

“On interrogation, the two suspects confessed to the crime.

“They confessed that they videoed her nude, which they used to threaten her not to report or else the video would be posted on social media.

“The state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.”]]>
Mon, 21 Dec 2020 07:32:52 +0000
Female suicide bomber kills two in Borno http://nairaplace.com//2745/female-suicide-bomber-kills-two-in-borno.html


The State Emergency Management Agency’s Head of Rapid Response team Mr. Bello Dambatta confirmed the incident to newsmen



He said three male civilians were also injured by the explosion and rushed to a hospital where the third death occurred.



Dambatta said only one person is on admission in the hospital because of the severity of his injury. He said the other injured person has been discharged.]]>
Sun, 20 Dec 2020 09:26:45 +0000
The lie of the year is that Joe Biden won!" Donald Trump tweets http://nairaplace.com//2744/the-lie-of-the-year-is-that-joe-biden-won-donald-trump-tweets.html


He tweeted a statement from One America News (OAN) host Christina Bobb.



Trump tweeted: "The lie of the year is that Joe Biden won! Christina Bobb @OANN."



Twitter added a fact-checker to the tweet.



"Election officials have certified Joe Biden as the winner of the U.S. Presidential election," Twitter added at the bottom of Trump's tweet.]]>
Sun, 20 Dec 2020 09:20:34 +0000
Six children killed in reprisal attacks in Kaduna state http://nairaplace.com//2743/six-children-killed-in-reprisal-attacks-in-kaduna-state.html


A statement released by the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the reprisal attacks were carried out by aggrieved youths following the killing of seven persons on Thursday night in Gora Gan, Zangon Kataf local government.



The security agencies reported that seven herders were killed in a counter killing in Ungwan Idi and Kasheku villages of Kauru local government while two herders were injured at Ningi village of Lere local government.



Aruwan gave the names of the seven herders killed at Ungwan Idi and Kasheku villages in Kauru local government as follows Mustapha Haruna (One year), Ya'u Kada (One year), Sa'idu Abdullahi (One year), Zainab Zakari (One year), Sadiya Abdullahi (Five years), Aisha Abdullahi (One year) and one unidentified woman burnt beyond recognition



He said five persons are still missing and that the troops are searching for them in the general area. He said six huts were burnt in the attack.



According to Aruwan, Aisha Mohammed (20 years) and Sadiya Abdullahi (25 years) who were wounded in the Kauru LGA reprisal attack are receiving medical attention at Ungwan Idi Clinic.



He said at Ningi village of Lere local government area, the two herders who were injured and rushed to General Hospital, Saminaka, in the same local government are Bingel Odi (31 years) and Isa Joda (Seven years).



Furthermore, Aruwan said the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has condemned the renewed counter killings and has sent condolences to the families that lost their loved and wished those recuperating speedy recovery.



''He described the renewed killing and counter killing of innocent citizens of Atyap and Fulani ethnicity as unfortunate. He decried the resort to violence, noting that it is not a solution to grievances and disputes, but a tragic way to escalate matters and drag people into more pains and misery.



The governor directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to provide relief materials to the affected families with immediate effect.''the statement read
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Sun, 20 Dec 2020 09:18:29 +0000
920 new cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2742/920-new-cases-of-covid19-recorded-in-nigeria.html


According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 308 new cases while the FCT recorded 207 new cases.



Other states with fresh cases include Kaduna-179, Plateau-46, Niger-43, Adamawa-26, Sokoto-18, Rivers-16, Yobe-15, Enugu-13, Kano-13, Ogun-12, Delta-10, Edo-5, Osun-3, Oyo-3, Anambra-2 and Ekiti-1



Nigeria now has 77,933 confirmed cases with 67,784 of the patients discharged so far.



Sadly, 1,218 deaths have been recorded.]]>
Sun, 20 Dec 2020 09:16:34 +0000
Man commits suicide in Imo (photo) http://nairaplace.com//2741/man-commits-suicide-in-imo-photo-.html

The deceased did not leave any suicide note so the reason for his dastard act is unknown. However, his neighbors claim he might have decided to take his life due to economic hardship and hunger. His body has since been removed from the tree where it was found.]]>
Sun, 20 Dec 2020 09:15:34 +0000
Nigerian doctor kills wife, attempts to strangle his two sons before committing suicide http://nairaplace.com//2740/nigerian-doctor-kills-wife-attempts-to-strangle-his-two-sons-before-committing-suicide.html


The husband and wife identified as Benjamin Okigbo and Theresa Okigbo were found dead at their Greatwood home on Friday morning, December 18.

The discovery was made around 10:05 am at the Greatwood Subdivision in the 1500 block of Brookstone Lane. Police said the case is being investigated as a murder-suicide.



On Saturday, Police said that their investigation revealed that Benjamin Okigbo strangled Theresa Okigbo to death. He then attempted to kill both of his 21-year-old sons by strangling them before he eventually killed himself by hanging.



Both of the sons survived the attack with injuries that are not life-threatening. They are both receiving treatment at a hospital.

On Friday morning, the couple's daughter, who doesn't live at the home, went there after she became concerned. She then called 911 and told the dispatchers that her parents were dead.



"One of the kids dialed 911 apparently there was a fight or disturbance going on inside the residence," Police chief Eric Robbins said.



When officers arrived, they found the couple's bodies inside. They were both in their 50s.



Many neighbours were shocked when they heard the news. One said the couple had lived in the Greatwood home for about 20 years. She said she spoke to the wife a few days ago and nothing seemed out of the ordinary.



The investigation remains ongoing. ]]>
Sun, 20 Dec 2020 09:13:19 +0000
Church divided as Pastor marries his secretary four months after his wife's death http://nairaplace.com//2739/church-divided-as-pastor-marries-his-secretary-four-months-after-his-wife-s-death.html


H-Metro reported that Reverend Amon Chinyemba wedded his secretary Nyaradzo Chibhememe last weekend, in an elaborate ceremony which was officiated by Rev Manyika in Hatfield. Reverend Chinyemba is said to belong to an AFM faction led by Reverend Cossum Chiangwa.



The wedding ceremony left many with mixed feelings as they wondered if it was appropriate for Chinyemba to marry so soon after the death of his wife Siphiwe Chinyemba.



While there are speculation of the two being romantically involved before the death of the reverend’s wife in August, others said the Reverend got married so quickly because he needed a wife to be eligible to challenge for AFM presidency next year.



Reverend Peter Kefias, spokesperson for the Reverend Chiangwa led AFM however debunked the claim and further insisted that there was nothing untoward about the wedding because Reverend Chinyemba had followed all cultural and traditional protocols following the death of his wife.



He said;



“Rev Chinyemba had no pressure to marry his new wife Nyaradzo Chibhememe who has been widowed for the past 20 years.

“The two fell into a relationship for one and half months before tying the knot and his three daughters-Prudence, Patience and Precious-are grown-ups and married.

“Yes, Prudence was supposed to be married according to custom on 12th December 2020. The date was moved to next year to allow the wedding to take place."



On speculation of Reverend Chinyemba being romantically involved with his secretary before his wife’s death, Kefas revealed that Chinyemba had tried to wed a widow from another pentecostal church ZAOGA. It was gathered that he turned on his secretary after the marriage plans with the widow didn't work out.



The spokesperson added;



“Rev Chinyemba’s marriage was not a secret and at one time he met Dr Ezekiel Guti with the intention to be allowed to marry one of the ZAOGA widows, but it was not God’s will. (sic)

“He saw it best to take his secretary as his wife since she has been widowed for some years and he took AFM Council co-workers as part of his bridal crew.

“Those who are making noise about this wedding could of the other faction as you know that the AFM split is still pending before the courts of law.

“We would like to suggest that church politics is at play here and might be the other faction members who are up to tarnish Rev Chinyemba’s name."



Reverend Kefas Mujokori also insisted that there is no law in the AFM’s constitution which bars widowed or single members from contesting for any church position.]]>
Sat, 19 Dec 2020 07:02:39 +0000
557 youths renounce cultism in Rivers, surrender weapons, charms to police http://nairaplace.com//2738/557-youths-renounce-cultism-in-rivers-surrender-weapons-charms-to-police-.html


The repentant cultists surrendered their weapons and charms to the police during the disarmament programme held at Apostolice Field in Bodo.

The programme which began on December 3, followed an intensive military operation in Bodo by the Chairman of Gokana, Hon Paul Vidag Kobani led by the Bori Divisional Officer in collaboration with other sister security agencies in Gokana.



Rev. Father Abel Abulu, the Parish priest of Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church in Bodo, who facilitated the programme, expressed happiness that the youth realised the need to change their ways and embrace peace.



"The whole picture of Christ as model of reconciliation is the message that this exercise espouses and that is what we have done,” said the priest.



Speaking at the event, the state Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, urged the youth to resist any temptation to return to crime or be ready to face the law.



"We are trying to see if they have genuinely repented so that we can see how they will be rehabilitated and possibly, we will appeal to the government to give them pardon so that they can be reintegrated into the society. But first of all, we just have to monitor them to be sure that actually they have repented." Mukan said.

In his speech, Gokana council boss, Hon. Paul Vidag Kobani, however warned that the sincerity on the part of those who surrendered their arms is what will either validate or invalidate the process as the security agencies will do thorough verification before the government will consider the plea for pardon.

He reminded those who felt the process was a mere jamboree to divert public attention from their nefarious activities to think twice as there will not be another window of repentance for them if they fail to fully utilize the opportunity given to them on a platter of gold.



Kobani said those who have denounced cultism can not be given any special treatment at the detriment of youths who have lived a honourable life as that will send the wrong the wrong message to larger society of people who didn't pick up arms against the people under any guise.

The LG boss also stated that government cannot be seen in patronage or encouragement of cultism and as such, can not give any form of special treatment directly or indirectly. He however assured that those who are truly repentant will be considered but not above those who have lived right.

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Sat, 19 Dec 2020 07:00:12 +0000
Eminem apologises to Rihanna for supporting Chris Brown's assault of her http://nairaplace.com//2737/eminem-apologises-to-rihanna-for-supporting-chris-brown-s-assault-of-her.html


Eminem was referring to a decade-old song that leaked in 2019, on which he said "of course I side with Chris Brown"



But in a new song titled 'zeus' which appears on Eminem's surprise album Music to be Murdered By Side B, released Friday, Eminem raps: "And wholeheartedly apologies Rihanna for that song that leaked/I'm sorry, Rih, it wasn't meant to cause you grief."

On his new track, he admitted the original lyric "was wrong of me".



The new album accompanies his January album 'Music to be Murdered By'.


At the time the track leaked last year, Eminem's spokesperson said: "This is a leak of something that's over 10 years old. After Eminem recorded it, he scrapped it, and rewrote it."


Brown pleaded guilty to the assault in 2009, and received five years probation and a community service order.


Eminem and Rihanna have collaborated several times, including on 2010's US number one single Love the Way You Lie, as well as Numb on her 2012 album Unapologetic and The Monster from The Marshall Mathers LP 2 in 2013.

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Sat, 19 Dec 2020 06:53:29 +0000
Singer Tems tells Ugandan singer Bebecool to avoid Nigeria for the rest of his life http://nairaplace.com//2736/singer-tems-tells-ugandan-singer-bebecool-to-avoid-nigeria-for-the-rest-of-his-life.html


Recall that Nigerian singers Tems and Omah Lay were arrested last Sunday Dec 13 in Uganda following a concert in the country for breaking Covid-19 rules.

Bebecool is said to be one of the people who spearheaded the arrest of the Nigerian artists as he made a post on Facebook prior to the event, stating that he'll make ''every effort to fail the event.'']]>
Sat, 19 Dec 2020 06:50:03 +0000
Kate Ferdinand gives birth to first child with husband Rio Ferdinand http://nairaplace.com//2735/kate-ferdinand-gives-birth-to-first-child-with-husband-rio-ferdinand.html


A source confirmed to OK! Magazine that the couple welcomed a baby boy on Friday, Dec 18.



The former Towie star announced back in June that she and Rio, 42, were expecting their first baby together. In September, she told fans they were having a boy after throwing a gender reveal party.



Kate is stepmother to Rio’s three children Lorenz, 14, Tate, 12, and nine-year-old Tia, from his marriage to late wife Rebecca Ellison.



Rebecca died in 2015 after battling cancer.



Kate had recently split from long-term boyfriend and Towie co-star Dan Edgar when rumours began in early 2017 that she was dating Manchester United legend Rio. The pair went Instagram official that summer, and in September, Kate announced that she was quitting showbiz and reality TV to focus on Rio’s kids.



In November 2018, Rio proposed to Kate on a rooftop in Abu Dhabi with his children present.



In September 2019, the couple tied the knot at a luxury hotel in Turkey.]]>
Sat, 19 Dec 2020 06:45:40 +0000
Sidibe wishes her man a happy birthday with photo of him proposing to her in the nude http://nairaplace.com//2734/sidibe-wishes-her-man-a-happy-birthday-with-photo-of-him-proposing-to-her-in-the-nude.html


The Empire actress took to Instagram to wish Frankel a happy birthday with a photo of him proposing to her. He had nothing on and covered his male member with the letter balloons that he proposed with.



Gabourey shared the photo and wrote: "Happy Birthday @brandontour !



"You are the funniest, kindest, toughest, most protective man in the world. You’re always down for all of my hair brained schemes, from painting your nails, to eating rice noodle rose water ice cream, to ridiculous photo shoots like this 1!



"Anyone could be the Clyde to my Bonnie but you are the Kel to my Keenon, the Romy to my Michele, and the Bert to my Ernie! I can not wait to drag you into adventures for the rest of our lives! Happy Birthday My Love!


"And if y’all want to slide into his DM’s, his girl can fight."

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Sat, 19 Dec 2020 06:42:02 +0000
21-year-old Zambian student murdered by her boyfriend after she broke up with him http://nairaplace.com//2733/21-year-old-zambian-student-murdered-by-her-boyfriend-after-she-broke-up-with-him-.html
Mwika, 29, committed suicide by hanging immediately after killing his girlfriend. It is believed that Mapalo wanted to end the relationship because she had found new love.



However, this didn't go well with Mwika so he lured her somewhere near a bush where he strangled her to death.

a second year student at Chitambo College of Nursing and of House Number 351, Mikomfwa Township in Luanshya, Copperbelt Province.


Mr Katanga said the incident happened on Sunday, December 13, within the nearby bush of Chitambo College of Nursing.


He said Kaluwayo allegedly hanged himself at Chito Area, about 18km from the scene of crime, Chitambo College of Nursing.

Mrs Katongo said the suspect is believed to have called a friend to the victim to give direction to where the body was.


“The body was found with injuries and was been picked and taken to Chitambo District Hospital mortuary and today. Police received information that the suspect has committed suicide." she added.



Meanwhile, the Commissioner said police are looking into a recorded call that Kaluwaya had with one of his friends where he confessed to have killed his girlfriend.



Katanga said in the recording, Kaluwaya said he killed Mapalo because she dumped him for another man despite him putting a ring on her finger. The recording reads:


"I told her that let's go somewhere and talk,we then went somewhere near the bush...We then talked about our relationship. She couldn't cooperate.She told me that she has found a new guy called Patrick. She then told me that she no longer loves me, but she is ready to give me a child. She said she can give me anything.We then enjoyed ourselves,"


"Later the argument continued again because I was hurt,for her to leave me!.That's how I strangled her neck,till she died. I then hit her with a piece of tree on the head. I don't believe that she is still alive, if she is alive, then she must thank her God. I hope they will find her body. This is my last call, I hope that you will find my body, my phone is on, and the people who will pick my corpse will communicate..I'm using a small phone,no password...I'm gone!."]]>
Fri, 18 Dec 2020 06:51:13 +0000
Mob sets suspected robber ablaze in Akwa Ibom for allegedly snatching phone http://nairaplace.com//2732/mob-sets-suspected-robber-ablaze-in-akwa-ibom-for-allegedly-snatching-phone.html


The incident happened at about 7 am on Thursday, December 17, along Abak Road, Uyo Akwa Ibom State.


It was gathered that the suspect was apprehended by Abak road residents while he was trying to snatch a mobile phone from a woman on Wednesday night.



A source around the area told newsmen that he was among notorious armed robbers that have been terrorising Uyo particularly the popular “Ibom Plaza’ and environs in recent times.



It was also gathered that the suspect specializes in snatching mobile phones and dispossessing the residents of their money and valuables.



"He is a member of the notorious armed robbery gang who has been terrorising the whole of Abak road, NEPA Line, and even the Ibom Plaza area. They always snatch people’s phone and dispossess innocent members of the public of their money," a resident said.



"But yesterday night his cup became full and he was caught in the act and burnt alive after snatching somebody’s mobile phone. In fact, I was told that when he was caught, some police officers arrived to take him to their station but they people refused and took him away to a Street, burnt him and later brought his corpse to Abak Road where everyone can see. It is unfortunate how young men waste their lives."]]>
Fri, 18 Dec 2020 06:45:22 +0000
Benue bans Christmas and New Year activities http://nairaplace.com//2731/benue-bans-christmas-and-new-year-activities.html


Governor Ortom who made the announcement, said decision was reached after a review of security situation in the state at the state’s security council meeting which he presided over at the Government House in Makurdi.



Residents of the state have been advised to celebrate the occasions in their homes in line with COVID-19 protocols, adding that they should report any suspicious movement to relevant authorities]]>
Fri, 18 Dec 2020 06:41:55 +0000
court wedding of 23-year-old Kano man and his 46-year-old American lover (pics) http://nairaplace.com//2730/court-wedding-of-23-year-old-kano-man-and-his-46-year-old-american-lover-pics-.html


Their wedding Fatiha was held last Sunday in Gasau Panshekara area of Kano State.

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Fri, 18 Dec 2020 06:39:26 +0000
Omah Lay writes on his Ugandan experience after arriving Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2729/omah-lay-writes-on-his-ugandan-experience-after-arriving-nigeria.html


The singer was arrested on Sunday alongside fellow singer Tems for holding an ''illegal concert'' at Ddungu resort in Munyonyo where they gathered big crowds, contrary to President Museveni’s directives on the prevention of the spread of Covid-19.



Taking to Twitter to share his experience, Omah Lay described the past few days as 'toughest of my life' and claimed he was treated like a common criminal after his arrest.



In one tweet, the singer appreciated fans who came out to watch him perform, before clarifying that it was never his intention to cause any harm that could have likely caused the spread of infectious disease.



According to him, the show promoters confirmed and proved they’d secured all clearances including COVID-19 compliance, paving the way for him to make himself available for the event.



The singer also tendered a public apology to his family, team, and fans for the 'sleepless nights' he had caused them and thanked everyone who played a role to help facilitate his release from prison.

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Fri, 18 Dec 2020 06:35:04 +0000
Photos of the Kankara school boys being conveyed home after their release http://nairaplace.com//2728/photos-of-the-kankara-school-boys-being-conveyed-home-after-their-release.html Fri, 18 Dec 2020 06:32:22 +0000 Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp wins men's coach of the year gong http://nairaplace.com//2727/liverpool-manager-jurgen-klopp-wins-men-s-coach-of-the-year-gong-.html

The 53-year-old German became the first to win the award twice, beating Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa and Bayern Munich's treble-winning manager Hans-Dieter Flick.


Klopp first won the award last year following the Reds' Champions League triumph. He was presented with the award again after ending Liverpool's 30-year wait for a Premier League title.



In his acceptance speech, Klopp gave credit to his coaching team, saying: 'I have to thank these boys. What we did in the last few years was really special.'



On the Premier League title, the German added: 'I had no idea how it would feel and it felt absolutely overwhelming.

'I have so many people to thank and most of all my coaches. If I had known we'd won it my coaches would be here with me. What we did in the last year is all about these boys.



'We didn't dream 30 years but we dream already for a few years.


'It was absolutely exceptional and we all had a special year in an unfortunately not so positive way but for Liverpool fans at least we could make some highlights in a tricky period. I had no idea how it would feel and it felt absolutely overwhelming.']]>
Fri, 18 Dec 2020 06:30:04 +0000
Lewandowski defeats Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to win FIFA’s best player http://nairaplace.com//2726/lewandowski-defeats-lionel-messi-and-cristiano-ronaldo-to-win-fifa-s-best-player.html


The Polish and Bayern Munich striker, 32, who enjoyed an historic treble-winning season with his club, winning the Champions League, the Bundesliga, and the German Cup in 2020, broke up Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's dominance to scoop the award.



He also scored 55 goals in just 47 games last season and finished as the top scorer in the league, cup, and Champions League



FIFA president Gianni Infantino showed personally to hand over the award, which recognised achievements between July 2019 and October 2020, to the Poland striker.

In his acceptance speech, Lewandowski said: 'If you win such an award and share that title with Messi and Ronaldo, that is unbelievable and it means so much to me.



'A long time ago, I remember I was longing for something like this and now I can win such and award.



'This really means, regardless of where you come form, all that matters is what you put into it.']]>
Fri, 18 Dec 2020 06:27:52 +0000
930 new cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2725/930-new-cases-of-covid19-recorded-in-nigeria.html


According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 279 fresh cases while the Federal Capital Territory recorded 179 new cases.



Other states with fresh cases include Plateau-62, Kaduna-54, Kano-52, Katsina-52, Imo-42, Jigawa-42, Rivers-38, Kwara-30, Nasarawa-19, Yobe-15, Ogun-13, Borno-10, Oyo-9, Niger-9, Ebonyi-6, Bauchi-6, Edo-5, Taraba-4, Sokoto-2, and Cross River-2.



Nigeria currently has 75, 062 number of confirmed cases. 66, 775 patients have so far been discharged while 1200 deaths have sadly been recorded.]]>
Thu, 17 Dec 2020 06:42:46 +0000
24-year-old Woman attracted to objects, 'marries briefcase she dated for 5 years' http://nairaplace.com//2724/24-year-old-woman-attracted-to-objects-marries-briefcase-she-dated-for-5-years-.html


Rain Gordon said she has always felt captivated by objects, and this eventually grew into a romantic and sexual attraction.



She got married to the briefcase, who she named Gideon, in a ceremony in June this year, officiated by a pal.

The 24-year-old said that although she has had relationships with men in the past, she was always more attracted to objects than to people, and she was always happier in her relationships with objects.



The young woman first met her "future husband" back in August 2015 after purchasing him at a hardware store as a prop for a photoshoot.



She said that as time went on she felt herself falling in love with the briefcase.



Nursery school teacher Rain said her relationship with the briefcase became official a few months later in November 2015 and they finally tied the knot in June this year.

Rain, from Moscow, Russia said: "My fascination with objects began at the age of eight.



"From my childhood I believed that a soul is embedded in objects, as well as everything around us. I believe in animism, which means that there is life in everything.



"During my childhood and early teenage years, I fell in love with places such as the new shopping centre that opened in my city. I knew that it was wrong, and beyond the norms of society. I didn't tell anyone."



Speaking about the briefcase, she said: "I had no idea that we would end up together. I admired how he looked, but I didn't think anything more.



"But then I started liking Gideon for more than that. I slowly realised I was starting to fall in love.



"I'd want to look at him for hours and feel his presence. After another few months in November the relationship began.



"We shared our first hug and kiss, and we spent more time together in the evenings and nights. We could have philosophical conversations for three or four hours.



"Our spiritual connection and communication is shown telepathically. I hear him, and he hears me, but from the outside it looks like a monologue.



"Gideon is more than just a partner to me. He is a husband, a friend and a mentor.



"His moral support helps me more than anyone else. Sometimes I feel like Gideon knows me better than I do."

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Thu, 17 Dec 2020 06:40:23 +0000
Man jumps to his death from fifth-floor after stabbing his roommate in the head http://nairaplace.com//2723/man-jumps-to-his-death-from-fifth-floor-after-stabbing-his-roommate-in-the-head.html


The violent incident took place on Canal Street near Division Street at around 9.30am.



According to police, the two men, who are roommates, were arguing inside an apartment building when one of them, said to be a man in his 50s, pulled out a knife and stabbed the other in the head.



Following the attack, the suspect climbed to the rooftop and jumped.



An eyewitness told the New York Post the man said nothing before taking the fatal leap from the corner of the roof.



A photographer on the scene captured an image of the unnamed suspect sprawled motionless on the ground, wearing nothing but a pair of grey shorts and socks.

The attacker was taken to New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, where he died from his injuries.



Meanwhile, a passerby told New York Daily News about seeing the 43-year-old victim of the stabbing 'covered in blood from head to toe,' walking barefoot along Canal Street and screaming for help.



The injured man was transported to NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, where he was listed in critical but stable condition and is expected to survive.



Police have not said what the two roommates were fighting over before the stabbing.]]>
Thu, 17 Dec 2020 06:35:55 +0000
Slay Queens threaten to rape Omah Lay http://nairaplace.com//2722/slay-queens-threaten-to-rape-omah-lay.html


The women who danced to Omah Lay's Infinity song with Olamide, described him as their crush and threatened to rape him upon seeing him.]]>
Thu, 17 Dec 2020 06:32:43 +0000
Lady catches best friend naked at her husband’s house http://nairaplace.com//2721/lady-catches-best-friend-naked-at-her-husband-s-house.html


From the video, it was gathered that Maa Adwoa arrived at her matrimonial home unannounced, only to see her best friend Nafisa in the house naked.


After beating her up, she was heard saying that because she stays at 'Techiman,' her best friend is now using it as an opportunity to sleep with her husband.


Nafisa was subsequently spotted kneeling down and begging for forgiveness from Maa Adwoa.


It was also learnt that Maa Adwoa brought Nafisa from Techiman to Kumasi to help her get a job, but she “got a job in her husband’s house instead”]]>
Thu, 17 Dec 2020 06:30:00 +0000
First lady Aisha Buhari reportedly relocates to Dubai, cites insecurity in Aso Rock http://nairaplace.com//2720/first-lady-aisha-buhari-reportedly-relocates-to-dubai-cites-insecurity-in-aso-rock.html


According to Sahara Reporters, Mrs Buhari reportedly hinged her decision to relocation on the insecurity in Aso Rock.



Read the report by Sahara Reporters below..

First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has been in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, since September after the wedding of her daughter, Hanan, and has therefore not been involved in any government activity, SaharaReporters has gathered.

SaharaReporters gathered that the First Lady is not in a hurry to return, despite spending over three months, as she reportedly stated that the Aso Rock Villa was not secure for her family.

This concern was triggered by a shooting incident which occurred in June and caused some panic among occupants of the Aso Villa.

SaharaReporters had reported that there was a crisis in Aso Villa after security details of the President's wife removed Buhari's Personal Assistant, Sabiu 'Tunde' Yusuf, from the place after he refused to embark on a 14-day isolation period upon returning from a trip to Lagos.

Shortly afterwards, the First Lady's ADC, Usman Shugaba, in an attempt to apprehend Yusuf, reportedly fired gunshots but the President's aide escaped to the residence of Mamman Daura where he spent the night.

Yusuf soon ordered the arrest of Aisha's ADC and other security details in connivance with Buhari's chief security officer. Buhari had ordered a probe into the alleged security breach inside the Presidential Villa.

It will be recalled that on September 4, Aisha Buhari held a flamboyant wedding for President Muhammadu Buhari's daughter, Hanan, and Mohammed Turad.

Apart from the opulence on display, event planners for the wedding were flown in from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to add colour and spice to the ceremony.

Earlier in August, the First Lady had also flown to Dubai in a private jet owned by billionaire Mohammed Indimi under the guise of a medical emergency to shop for luxury items ahead of the wedding.

Most of the items, including souvenirs used for the wedding occasion, were brought in from the Arabian country.

A top source told SaharaReporters on Tuesday that the First Lady has now relocated quietly to the UAE for over three months. No one knows when she would return to the country.

The Presidency source said, "Aisha Buhari has relocated quietly to Dubai. She has been going to the UAE even before the daughter's wedding.

"Before the wedding, she also stayed there for months during lockdown, shopping and relaxing. But since the end of the wedding, she has been away owing to security concerns in the villa."

Some Nigerians have noticed her disappearance from the public space for the past three months. Checks on her Twitter page shows she last tweeted in October.

SaharaReporters gathered that occasionally, she issued statements announcing the distribution of palliatives but has never been seen at any official functions.

The September wedding, which had security personnel prohibiting guests from taking photographs, saw the event planners and other vendors flown in from Dubai pocketing huge amounts in United States dollars for their services.

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Tue, 15 Dec 2020 16:14:24 +0000
Afghan Deputy Governor killed by bomb http://nairaplace.com//2719/afghan-deputy-governor-killed-by-bomb.html


Mahboobullah Mohebi and his secretary both died on Tuesday when a device attached to their car exploded. Though no group has claimed the attack, it was also learnt that two bodyguards were wounded.



AFP reported that hours later in the central province of Ghor, a similar bomb killed Abdul Rahman Akshan, the deputy chief of the provincial council.



Journalists, activists and other political figures have been targeted in recent weeks. The capital has also been hit by rockets twice this month, and recently saw attacks on educational centres, including a massacre of students at a university. The Islamic State group said it had carried out the student killings and one of the rocket attacks.



Several recent attacks on individuals have used so-called "sticky bombs", attached to vehicles by magnets.



Violence has raged across the country since the Taliban and Afghan government launched peace talks in Qatar in September. Peace talks have been paused until January, with government negotiators expected to return to Kabul from Qatar this week to meet senior officials.



Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and some other senior officials have called for talks to be moved to Afghanistan from Doha.]]>
Tue, 15 Dec 2020 16:12:46 +0000
Breaking: Charges against Omah Lay and Tems in Uganda has been dropped http://nairaplace.com//2718/breaking-charges-against-omah-lay-and-tems-in-uganda-has-been-dropped.html


The singers were arrested on Sunday, December 13, and charged with doing “acts that are likely to cause the spread of infectious disease, Covid-19” following the illegal concert at Ddungu resort in Munyonyo with large crowds while the country is on lockdown.



They were arraigned before the Makindye division court on Monday, December 14 and remanded in different prisons till Wednesday, December 16.



Following the outcry from Nigerians and some diplomatic moves made by the Nigerian government, the charges against them have now been dropped.]]>
Tue, 15 Dec 2020 14:17:14 +0000
US Election 2020: Electoral College confirms Joe Biden as next US president http://nairaplace.com//2717/us-election-2020-electoral-college-confirms-joe-biden-as-next-us-president-.html


California, the most populous state in the US, delivered its 55 electoral votes to Mr. Biden on Monday afternoon, officially taking him over the 270 votes needed to secure the White House.



When all of the states finish voting, Mr. Biden is expected to lead Mr. Trump 306-232 despite the outgoing president still refusing to accept the outcome, falsely insisting that he won the election. On Sunday, the president tweeted: “Votes cannot be certified. This election is under protest!”



The Congress will meet on January 6 to certify the electoral college votes.



President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are due to be sworn in at noon on January 20, 2021.]]>
Tue, 15 Dec 2020 14:10:18 +0000
201 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2716/201-new-covid-19-cases-recorded-in-nigeria.html


According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Kaduna recorded 74 new cases, the highest for the day. Other states with new cases include Lagos-53, Katsina-40, Rivers-11, Plateau-9, Kwara-6, Bauchi-2, Ogun-2, Taraba-2, Edo-1 and Sokoto-1.



Nigeria now has a total of 73,374 confirmed cases. 66,314 patients have been discharged so far with 1,197 deaths recorded.]]>
Tue, 15 Dec 2020 14:06:34 +0000
Ede Polytechnic’s rector suspended for fixing a king-sized bed in his office http://nairaplace.com//2715/ede-polytechnic-s-rector-suspended-for-fixing-a-king-sized-bed-in-his-office.html


Adekunle Masopa, chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) in the institution, said the board based its decision on 21 grounds.



Speaking after an emergency congress of the union, Masopa said a position paper was submitted to the union by the board after its meeting. They accused Adekolawole of desecrating the respected office of the rector with the creation of a bedroom furnished with a king-size bed which has made it possible for him to be ''sleeping at work.''



He said;



“We tried to intervene, but members of the academic board said they had taken a decision and that their decision would stand.

“They, however, said a position paper would be communicated to us. The said position paper has been communicated to us.

“The following are some of the reasons adduced for the action: one, flagrant dereliction of duty by absconding from office for about a month. Two, the desecration of the highly respected office of the rector with the creation of a bedroom furnished with a king-size bed which has made it possible for him to be sleeping at work.

“Improper improvisation of dual award programme of National Diploma plus NCE (Nigeria Certificate in Education) programme in collaboration with a consultant.”

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Tue, 15 Dec 2020 07:58:30 +0000
Abel Jurgen hints on removing a tattoo of ex-fiancee Cossy Ojiakor's name http://nairaplace.com//2714/-abel-jurgen-hints-on-removing-a-tattoo-of-ex-fiancee-cossy-ojiakor-s-name.html


He revealed this in an Instagram exchange with a follower after he shared a post about "being free".



This is coming after Cossy revealed that she met him through a friend and agreed to date him after he got a tattoo of her name. ]]>
Tue, 15 Dec 2020 07:55:54 +0000
Why is sleeping with multiple women a bragging right for men? - Iceberg Slim asks http://nairaplace.com//2713/why-is-sleeping-with-multiple-women-a-bragging-right-for-men-iceberg-slim-asks.html


According to him, being able to stay with one woman is a better achievement to brag about than sleeping with more women.]]>
Tue, 15 Dec 2020 07:53:34 +0000
How an only son and his girlfriend were killed by hit-and-run driver in Delta http://nairaplace.com//2712/how-an-only-son-and-his-girlfriend-were-killed-by-hit-and-run-driver-in-delta.html


The lovebirds died in the accident which occurred on Sunday, November 29, 2020 along Old Umunede/Agbor Road, Ile Quarters, Umunede.

It was gathered that after the driver knocked down Emmanuel and Chidimma, he stopped for a short time. Chidimma was said to have begged him to take them to the hospital but he refused, entered his car and zoomed off, leaving the young couple to bleed to death.

Speaking with Ika Weekly Newspaper on Monday, December 14, Ozioma Obuseh, the elder sister of Emmanuel narrated what transpired on that fateful day.



“My brother came back from church service and said he was going back to Emuhu where he lived. Shortly after he left, we had the news that he was involved in an accident along Old Umunede/Agbor road, Idumu Ile,"



"Quickly, we ran to the place and saw him and his girlfriend on the ground still alive. It was my brother that told us the person that knocked them down with his car was Lucky Obiajuru Obigama. The girlfriend of my brother passionately asked for help from the driver but was turned down, he (driver) quickly entered his car and zoomed off.



"They stayed on the ground without any help from anybody. We have left everything to God. I know He will give us justice and punish whoever committed this dastardly act." she said.



On his part, he father of the deceased, Mr. John Oghanor lamented bitterly on the sudden death of his only son, saying that the entire family will never forget the circumstance that led to his sudden death.



Emmanuel was buried on Tuesday December 8, at his father's compound in Umunede, while his girlfriend, Chidinma was also buried same day in Akumazi- Umuocha amidst tears and wailing. ]]>
Tue, 15 Dec 2020 07:51:22 +0000
Omah Lay and Teams arraigned in court for flouting COVID-19 guidelines in Uganda http://nairaplace.com//2711/omah-lay-and-teams-arraigned-in-court-for-flouting-covid-19-guidelines-in-uganda.html

The fast-rising stars were on Sunday December 13, arrested together with their managers for holding an illegal concert at Ddungu resort in Munyonyo where they gathered big crowds, contrary to President Museveni’s directives on the prevention of the spread of Covid-19.

It was gathered that the organizers of the event disguised the show as a lunch and dinner event but it turned out to be a concert with large crowd in attendance.



Omah Lay, Tems, and the others were arrested and charged with doing “acts that are likely to cause the spread of infectious disease, Covid-19,” according to him Assistant Superintendent of Police and Deputy Police Spokesperson, Luk Owoyesigyire, Kampala Metropolitan Police.

Earlier in March, Museveni banned all music concerts, closed down bars, banned fans at all sporting events, and reduced the numbers of people who could attend church services.



Uganda’s Ministry of Health on Sunday reported 461 new confirmed coronavirus cases, taking the total number of cases in the country to 27,532.]]>
Mon, 14 Dec 2020 14:37:08 +0000
IPOB launches security outfit for south-east and south-south http://nairaplace.com//2710/ipob-launches-security-outfit-for-south-east-and-south-south.html


Spokesperson of the proscribed group, Emma Powerful who made the announcement on Sunday December 13, said the outfit is a replica of Amotekun launched by the governors of the south-west to curb insecurity in that region.



He added that the “failure” of the governors of the south-east and south-south to enforce measures that will protect the people in those regions, led to the launch of the security outfit.



The statement read;



“The sole aim and objective of this newly formed security outfit known as Eastern Security Network is to halt every criminal activity and terrorist attack on Biafraland.

“This outfit, which is a vigilante group like the Amotekun in the south-west and the Miyetti Allah security outfit, will ensure the safety of our forests and farm lands which terrorists have converted into slaughter grounds and raping fields.

“We can’t watch helplessly while those we are agitating to liberate from bondage are gradually being eliminated by terrorists.

“We, therefore, advise every robber, kidnapper and other criminals to steer clear of Biafra land or brace for the worst. We must defend Biafra no matter the price.

“Biafra security network personnel will release special phone numbers for people to call whenever there is any case of criminality, including kidnapping and robbery activities, in the whole of Biafra land.

“Every resident in Biafra land should use the numbers to report any criminal activity anywhere in Biafra land for prompt response.

“Unnecessary police brutality on innocent citizens also must stop.

“Police and army checkpoints which have since been converted to extortion points should be dismantled. Any attempt to sabotage this security network will be stoutly resisted.”

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Mon, 14 Dec 2020 11:58:24 +0000
US Electoral College To Confirm Biden's Win Today http://nairaplace.com//2709/us-electoral-college-to-confirm-biden-s-win-today.html
The results of the November 3 vote have been certified by each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia; the Democrat won with a record 81.3 million votes, or 51.3 percent of those cast, to 74.2 million, and 46.8 percent, for the Republican president.

But in the United States, the occupant of the White House is chosen by indirect universal suffrage, with each state allocating its electors -- whose numbers are essentially based on population -- to the candidate who carried the state.

The results confirm an easy victory for Biden, with 306 of the 538 electoral votes, to 232 for Trump, with 270 required for election.

Electoral College members meet Monday to formalize the process, though the electors actually meet separately in each state.

Biden will then deliver a speech in the evening to celebrate the latest confirmation of his win and "the strength and resilience" of US democracy -- a clear jab at Trump's unprecedented stance.

Electors are local political officials or activists, civil society figures or friends of candidates.

Most are unknown to the wider public, though national personalities occasionally take part -- like Hillary Clinton, who lost to Trump in the 2016 election but who will vote Monday in New York to confirm President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

- No Trump concession -

Although there have been a few "faithless electors" in past years -- who cast votes for someone other than the candidate who won their state -- there have never been enough to change an election outcome.

So Biden's victory will become all the more official on Monday.

But Trump, still the legal occupant of the White House until January 20, has continued to make baseless assertions that the November vote was the "MOST CORRUPT ELECTION IN U.S. HISTORY," as he tweeted yet again on Sunday.

He added: "How do states and politicians confirm an election where corruption and irregularities are documented throughout?"

In fact, his campaign has not been able to document any widespread fraud, and its legal challenges to the vote -- in dozens of suits, heard by scores of judges -- have virtually all been dismissed, often in scathing language.

- An ultimate humiliation -

In an ultimate humiliation, the US Supreme Court -- despite having a conservative majority assured by three Trump appointees -- on Friday bluntly refused to even consider two Republican challenges to the vote.

Large numbers of Republican lawmakers are on record as backing Trump's false claims of fraud.

Some may finally be willing to recognize Biden's victory once the Electoral College ratifies it.

But with polls showing that as few as one in four Republican voters accept the election results as valid, Trump is not expected to give in anytime soon.

"WE HAVE JUST BEGUN TO FIGHT!!!" he tweeted.

This weekend, when asked on Fox News whether he would attend Biden's inauguration on January 20 -- as demanded by protocol and centuries of tradition -- the former real estate magnate snapped, "I don't want to talk about that."

The president might yet seek to use America's drawn-out transition process in one last attempt to reverse the outcome: some elected officials allied with Trump have speculated about contesting the result on January 6 when Congress is to formally validate the Electoral Congress tally.

Such a maneuver is given virtually no chance of succeeding.

Regardless, Trump's struggle against a repeatedly confirmed result seems sure to leave Biden facing a steep challenge with the country more divided than ever]]>
Mon, 14 Dec 2020 11:06:24 +0000
Eswatini Prime Minister dies of Covid-19 after battling virus for four weeks http://nairaplace.com//2708/eswatini-prime-minister-dies-of-covid-19-after-battling-virus-for-four-weeks.html


Mr Dlamini, 52, had been hospitalised in neighbouring South Africa, the monarchy's government confirmed late on Sunday, Dec 13.



"Their Majesties have commanded that I inform the Nation of the sad and untimely passing away of His Excellency the Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini," Deputy Prime Minister Themba Masuku said in a statement.



"His Excellency passed on this afternoon (Dec 13) while under medical care in a hospital in South Africa."



Dlamini was moved to South Africa on Dec.1, to "guide and fast track his recovery," from coronavirus. At that time, Masuku said Dlamini was stable and responding well to treatment.

The southern African nation of around 1.2 million people has so far recorded 6,768 positive cases of Covid-19, with 127 confirmed deaths, according to the health ministry.



Earlier this year, the Burundian president, Pierre Nkurunziza, was reported to potentially be the first world leader to die of the virus. He passed away from a heart attack, the government later announced.



However, opposition sources and journalists at the time claimed the president had been undergoing treatment for coronavirus at hospital after he fell ill.



But the claims have not been confirmed by the government, who stated the leader died following a cardiac arrest on June 8.]]>
Mon, 14 Dec 2020 07:48:06 +0000
418 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2707/418-new-covid-19-cases-recorded-in-nigeria.html


According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 113 new cases, the highest for the day. Other states with new cases include FCT-86, Abia-47, Kaduna-39, Rivers-27, Katsina-22, Benue-14,Oyo-13, Kano-12, Enugu-8, Edo-7, Imo-7, Bauchi-6, Ebonyi-6, Ogun-6, Ondo-4, and Nasarawa-1.



Nigeria now has a total of 73,175 confirmed cases. 66,090 patients have been discharged so far with 1,197 deaths recorded.]]>
Mon, 14 Dec 2020 07:41:13 +0000
Singer Omah Lay confirms being arrested by Ugandan Police http://nairaplace.com//2706/singer-omah-lay-confirms-being-arrested-by-ugandan-police.html


Deputy Police Spokesperson in Kampala Metropolitan, Lukowoyesigyire had made announcement of the arrest in tweets he shared. He also disclosed that Omah Lay was arrested alongside another Nigerian singer, Tems.



He tweeted;



Nigerian Artist Omah lay has been arrested by katwe police , the manager of the venue one Dungu Ivan and the Events manager Prim Kasana are also in custody . More details to follow

Temilade Openiyi Aka Ms Tems (Artist) also been arrested with her manager Muyiwa Awomiyi

Omah Lay confirmed his arrest in a tweet he shared shortly after. He revealed that it is linked to the show he performed in.



He tweeted;



Yes I’m with the Ugandan police... something about the show from last night. Everything would be fine... Omah

Oluwa na him comfort me]]>
Mon, 14 Dec 2020 07:39:28 +0000
'Cossy Ojiakor acted in a movie when I was 1, she should be 50 or 60 years old now' http://nairaplace.com//2705/-cossy-ojiakor-acted-in-a-movie-when-i-was-1-she-should-be-50-or-60-years-old-now-.html


In an Instagram post he shared after Cossy Ojiakor accused him of starting the fight and being childish, he described her as a "liar, slut and a cheat".



Abel also alleged that Cossy featured in a movie when he was just 1-year-old and should be 50 or 60 years old instead of being 36 as she claims. ]]>
Mon, 14 Dec 2020 07:25:48 +0000
20 Nigerian Generals test positive for Coronavirus http://nairaplace.com//2704/20-nigerian-generals-test-positive-for-coronavirus.html


The infected Generals reportedly had a contact with the deceased during the Chief of Army Staff’s annual conference 2020, in Abuja which was cancelled after the death of Irefin.



The conference was attended by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, pictured above; the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi; and GOCs from nearly all the army divisions nationwide. They were all directed to go isolation thereafter, leading to the COAS not being able to attend the wedding of his son in Abuja on Friday December 11.



Punch reported that some of the infected GOCs and principal officers were being treated at the COVID-19 isolation centre, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja. Some of the patients were also being quarantined at other isolation centres in the Federal Capital Territory.



A source who confirmed the development which has reportedly triggered panic among top military brass who are yet to take the COVID-19 test, told the publication;



“The report is true; I know about four generals who returned positive and are being treated for the disease.”]]>
Mon, 14 Dec 2020 07:21:09 +0000
Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu tests positive for COVID19 http://nairaplace.com//2703/lagos-state-governor-babajide-sanwo-olu-tests-positive-for-covid19.html


The state Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, disclosed this on Twitter on Saturday evening, December 12.



On Friday December 11, Governor Sanwo-Olu went into isolation after one of his aides tested positive for the novel virus.



Abayomi's statement reads

''Following Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19, a PCR test performed yesterday, the 11th of December, has confirmed that he has indeed been infected with the virus, which is supported by mild symptoms and fatigue typical of a mild case of COVID.

Mr. Governor is receiving treatment and is being closely monitored at home by the very experienced State COVID-19 clinical team from IDH Yaba.

Mr. Sanwo-Olu is doing well on treatment and rest and we are confident that he will recover quickly and clear the virus. We are seeing slightly increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases in clusters in Lagos and all residents and visitors should strictly adhere to the prescribed advisories of safe distancing, mask-wearing, good hand and respiratory hygiene and avoidance of unnecessary or large gatherings.

The festive season is likely to create the opportunity for the virus to spread if we are not compliant with the regulations established by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) for inbound travellers and the festive season celebrations. All inbound travellers must be COVID-19 negative by PCR before they board a flight to Nigeria and must self-isolate on arrival and undergo a pre-booked test on Day Seven of arrival in Nigeria.

Lagosians should keep celebrations to a minimum and be observant and responsible in their interactions. The significant gains achieved to date in containing COVID-19 in Lagos, which has allowed us to carefully reopen the economy, must not be reversed.

No one is immune to this virus and it is certainly still circulating in the community.

Please join me in praying and wishing the Incident Commander of the Lagos State COVID-19 response, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, a speedy recovery so he can return to normal duties as soon as possible.

I will be keeping the public informed regularly of Mr. Governor’s recovery and wellbeing.

Professor Akin Abayomi

Honourable Commissioner for Health

12th December 2020''
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Sun, 13 Dec 2020 11:43:16 +0000
President Buhari appoints Akwa as NDDC’s Interim Administrator http://nairaplace.com//2702/president-buhari-appoints-akwa-as-nddc-s-interim-administrator.html


Mr Akwa was until his new appointment the Acting Executive Director, Finance and Administration, of the NDDC, under the Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei-led Interim Management Committee (IMC).



According to a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina on Saturday, December 12, Akwa would henceforth oversee the affairs of the Commission till the end of the ongoing forensic auditing of the interventionist agency.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of an interim administrator to oversee the affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

He is Mr Effiong Okon Akwa, the Ag. Executive Director, Finance and Administration of the Commission, who is to assume headship till completion of the forensic audit.

Mr Akwa is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

The development became necessary as a result of plethora of litigation and a restraining order issued recently against the Interim Management Committee of the NDDC by a Federal High Court in Abuja” the statement read
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Sun, 13 Dec 2020 11:41:45 +0000
Anthony Joshua knocks out Pulev to retain world heavyweight titles http://nairaplace.com//2701/anthony-joshua-knocks-out-pulev-to-retain-world-heavyweight-titles.html


Joshua regained the WBA, WBO and IBF titles in a rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr. last December in Saudi Arabia, after being stopped by the Mexican-American in an upset at Madison Square Garden that summer.



The first round saw both pugilists with lots of single punches, while none of them really managed to get anything special in, but Joshua had the snappier jab. Unbelievable scenes in the third round saw Pulev barely survive a huge AJ onslaught.



Although the Bulgarian came out for the third round more active than he was in the first two rounds, Joshua landed a one-two for the first meaningful shot of the round.



Then Joshua landed uppercut after uppercut to complement his overhand rights, and Pulev was left barely able to survive.



Joshua secured his 22nd knock-out against Pulev, bringing his bout records to 24-1, 22 KOs.]]>
Sun, 13 Dec 2020 11:39:55 +0000
617 new cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2700/617-new-cases-of-covid19-recorded-in-nigeria.html


According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 225 new cases, the highest for the day followed by FCT with181 new cases.



Other states with fresh cases include Kaduna-125, Adamawa-25, Nasarawa-20, Kano-12, Rivers-8, Edo-4, Ekiti-4, Bayelsa-3, Ogun-3, Plateau-3, Akwa Ibom-2, Delta-1 and Sokoto-1.



Nigeria now has 72,757 confirmed cases.



65,850 patients have so far been discharged with 1,194 deaths recorded so far.

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Sun, 13 Dec 2020 11:38:26 +0000
BBNaija' Vee marks her territory after a fan indicated interest in her man Neo http://nairaplace.com//2699/bbnaija-vee-marks-her-territory-after-a-fan-indicated-interest-in-her-man-neo.html


She was quick to mark her territory when a fan shared a photo of Neo and said she's in Lagos and wants an appointment with him.



Vee replied: "There is a queue and I heard it's VEE-I-P access only. "]]>
Sat, 12 Dec 2020 12:25:04 +0000
Anambra police kill two notorious armed robbers in gun battle (graphic photos) http://nairaplace.com//2698/anambra-police-kill-two-notorious-armed-robbers-in-gun-battle-graphic-photos-.html


Spokesperson for the command, SP Haruna Mohammed, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, December 11, said the robbers were members of a notorious robbery gang led by one Ikanda, who is currently in prison for murder.



"On the 11/12/2020 at about 10:10am, there was a distress call that four armed robbery suspects who belonged to a gang led by Ikanda (a notorious armed robber presently remanded in prison custody in connection with a murder case) were operating along Zik's Avenue by Miss Ellems Onitsha," the statement says.



"Following the distress call, Police operatives attached to Fegge Division Onitsha quickly responded and rushed to the scene.As soon as the suspected armed robbers sighted the police they engaged them into a gun duel.In the process two suspects were fatally wounded and overpowered while two others escaped .The injured Suspects one alias Dorgba and Fela whose real names are yet to unknown were rushed to the hospital for treatment but certified dead on arrival by a medical doctor and their corpses deposited at the mortuary,"



One locally made double barrel gun, four live cartridges, two expended cartridges, a charm, two wraps of dried leaves suspected to be indian hemp, two techno phones and other items were recovered from the suspects. ]]>
Sat, 12 Dec 2020 12:21:46 +0000
796 new cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2697/796-new-cases-of-covid19-recorded-in-nigeria.html


According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, FCT recorded 258 while Lagos recorded 248 new cases.



Other states with new cases include Kaduna-117, Katsina-52, Ogun-27, Kwara-23, Gombe-22, Adamawa-17, Plateau-15, Kano-6, Rivers-2, Ondo-2, Ekiti-2, Nasarawa-2, Sokoto-2 and Taraba-1



Nigeria has 72,140 confirmed cases with 65,722 patients discharged so far. Sadly, 1,190 deaths have so far been recorded.]]>
Sat, 12 Dec 2020 12:17:42 +0000
Lil Wayne pleads guilty to federal gun charge, faces up to 10 years in prison http://nairaplace.com//2696/lil-wayne-pleads-guilty-to-federal-gun-charge-faces-up-to-10-years-in-prison.html


The rapper, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, admitted possessing the .45 calibre gun and six rounds of ammunition after his private plane was searched on arriving in Miami from California on 23 December 2019.



A search warrant said the father-of-four told investigators the gun was a Father's Day gift.



He entered the plea during a hearing held remotely before U.S. District Judge Kathleen Williams.



“Your honor, I plead guilty to the charge,” Carter told the judge.


The federal charge carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years, but likely Carter will get far less time than that, according to reports. He is free on $250,000 bail but had to surrender his passport.



The charge stems from a weapons conviction for Carter in New York more than a decade ago, for which he was sentenced to eight months in prison as convicted felons are barred under federal law from possessing firearms.


Carter’s lawyer, Howard Srebnick, said he considered a motion to suppress the search of the plane as a violation of the rapper’s constitutional rights.


“I must say I thought it was a very viable motion. He has decided not to pursue a motion to suppress,” Srebnick said.


The Miami U.S. attorney’s office also said in the news release that investigators found small amounts of cocaine, ecstasy, and oxycodone in a bag belonging to Carter, but he was not charged with any drug crime.


Wayne is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 28.]]>
Sat, 12 Dec 2020 12:15:59 +0000
Ronaldo, Lewandowski and Messi named finalists for The Best FIFA Men's Player 2020 http://nairaplace.com//2695/ronaldo-lewandowski-and-messi-named-finalists-for-the-best-fifa-men-s-player-2020.html

On November 25, a shortlist of 11 players including Kevin De Bruyne, Sadio Mane, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Sergio Ramos, Mohamed Salah, Thiago Alcantara and Virgil van Dijk was unveiled for the prize.



Lewandowski is considered the favorite for this year's award after helping his club win the treble while breaking goal scoring records.



Ronaldo claimed the prize in both 2016 and 2017, when he dominated the voting after leading Real Madrid to successive Champions League trophies.



Messi, meanwhile, is the reigning holder of the prize but is widely regarded to have had a disappointing year where his club went trophyless



Lewandowski is now in the final three against Messi and Ronaldo and the winner will be announced on December 17.


Lewandowski speaking to OLE admits the competition is fierce.



"If you scored a lot of goals and won everything and were at the top, I don't think there's anyone I can compare myself to," the Pole said.



"I just focus and think about the next challenge, and so on. If I win the award, of course I will be happy because I know everything I did, that it was for the team, and I know that it will be a decision of the fans and the journalists who vote.



"It would be a unique feeling. If I won The Best it would be something spectacular for me and an award for the whole team, because I know how well we played.



"What we did last season, for me, was incredible and I think we were the best. We are the best, there is no doubt. And we want to stay in that place



"It's always special to win a FIFA award, a dream. Personally, I know how hard I worked and pushed myself to have the year I had. If you love what you do, it is possible to get the prize.



"But I insist, winning it would be a prize for the whole team. Bayern had an unbeatable year."]]>
Sat, 12 Dec 2020 12:14:59 +0000
Salt-N-Pepa's Sandra Denton sues plastic surgeon for allegedly disfiguring her body http://nairaplace.com//2694/salt-n-pepa-s-sandra-denton-sues-plastic-surgeon-for-allegedly-disfiguring-her-body.html


The 54-year-old, who is a member of the hip-hop girl group Salt-N-Pepa, is suing Dr. David Sayah for negligence, over claims he allegedly pushed her to get three operations on her backside to fix the fallout she suffered in a July 2018 car accident.



In legal documents obtained by TMZ, Sandra Denton says the wreck made the biopolymer injections she previously had in her butt and hips shift, leaving her in extreme discomfort.



The rapper also said he was referred to Dr. Sayah in Sept. 2019 to help her out, and the plan was to remove the biopolymer material and butt implants to relieve her pain.



According to the suit, the doctor initially convinced Pep to simply replace her butt implants with smaller ones because she claims he told her she would be distraught if she went back to her natural derriere.



Instead, Pep alleges that Sayah performed unsuccessful liposuction, which required yet another corrective surgery.



Before the surgery went down, she said Dr. Sayah pressured her into a different procedure which caused her buttocks to harden and knot up, making it difficult and stressful for her to perform on stage.



She claims the third and final surgery was in Feb. 2020 when Sayah finally removed the biopolymer material.



According to her, she had to visit another doctor because her butt was still hurting and, after an MRI, they discovered a "large amount of biopolymer silicone and dead scar tissue remaining."



Pepa is suing Dr. Sayah for allegedly disfiguring her and says she'll likely suffer from the injuries for the rest of her life.]]>
Sat, 12 Dec 2020 12:11:55 +0000
Nigeria will have 110m poor people by end of 2020 – Peter Obi http://nairaplace.com//2693/nigeria-will-have-110m-poor-people-by-end-of-2020-peter-obi.html


Speaking on Friday December 11 at a PDP Southeast Summit ahead of the 2023 general elections in Anambra, Obi averred that Nigeria is drifting and collapsing.



He added that among the 11 million that will be added to the already existing 100 million poor Nigerians, eight million are youths.



Obi said;



“Your country is drifting, it is collapsing. And if you don’t do anything, it will set its revenge on you.

“The World Bank released a report, go and read that report. This year alone, 11 million Nigerians will fall into poverty.

“The 11 million is on top of the 100 million that is already there. That means by the end of this year, Nigeria will have over 110 million people living in poverty. It is important to know that of this 11 million person falling into poverty, eight million are youths.”
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Sat, 12 Dec 2020 12:08:37 +0000
Many Nigerian graduates can't read or write, Minister of Education says http://nairaplace.com//2692/many-nigerian-graduates-can-t-read-or-write-minister-of-education-says.html


Adamu, who spoke in Yola, Adamawa State, during the official commissioning of completed projects in the college, said a number of graduates can neither read nor write in a tolerable manner.



The minister who was represented by the Director of Tertiary Education in the Federal Ministry of Education, Hajia Rakiya Gambo Iliyasu said the situation was a cause for concern, adding that students and teachers need to sit up and face their tasks squarely if the situation is to be reversed.



"Some graduates of tertiary institutions across the country cannot read or write applications," he said.



The minister further stated that students and even graduates had been found to be unable to write one full sentence without multiple corrections needing to be made.



The minister urged all stakeholders in the education sector to sit up to ensure that the decline in the value of education is bridged within the shortest time possible.]]>
Sat, 12 Dec 2020 12:07:10 +0000
Former Rector of Enugu Polytechnic jailed for N1.1m fraud against students http://nairaplace.com//2691/former-rector-of-enugu-polytechnic-jailed-for-n1-1m-fraud-against-students.html


Nwankwo was arraigned on six-count charges bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretense to the tune of N1,153,700.00 (One Million, One Hundred and Fifty-three Thousand, Seven Hundred Naira), being the amount he obtained by fraud from some students of the school in contravention of Section 1(1)(a) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and Punishable under Section 1(3) of the Same Act.



His arraignment in court came after one Eze and 19 other students of the school petitioned the Enugu Zonal Office of the EFCC, alleging that they were deceived into believing that the school was partly owned by the Enugu State government and accredited by the appropriate authorities, following which they paid the sums of N5, 000 for admission form, N10, 000 for acceptance fee and N35, 000 for first-semester school fees, before discovering that it was an illegal institution.



Investigations by the EFCC revealed that the state government has no business with the school; and that the school is neither recognized by the state government nor registered with the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).



While noting that prosecution counsel, Michael Ani Ikechukwu, proved his case against the defendant beyond reasonable doubts, Justice N.I. Buba convicted and sentenced him to one-year imprisonment and further ordered him to restitute the students, the sum of N1,153,700.00.]]>
Sat, 12 Dec 2020 12:04:57 +0000
Former Brazil striker, Robinho loses appeal against nine-year rape conviction http://nairaplace.com//2690/former-brazil-striker-robinho-loses-appeal-against-nine-year-rape-conviction.html


Judges of the Milan Court of Appeal confirmed the sentence for both Robinho and one of his friends for group sexual violence dating back to January 2013.



The pair were among a group of six men accused of taking part in the gang rape of a 22-year-old Albanian woman in a Milan nightclub.



They were both ordered to jointly pay the woman damages of 60,000 euros ($A97,000).



The case against the four other accused has been suspended.



Robinho was playing for AC Milan at the time of the attack and was tried in absentia in November 2017.



Television channel Globo Sports released excerpts of a recording Italian prosecutors used to secure their conviction, in which the player purportedly says, "I’m laughing because I don’t care. The woman was completely drunk. She doesn’t even know what happened."



Robinho, 36, who has denied the charges, has the right to again appeal the nine-year sentence within 90 days.
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Fri, 11 Dec 2020 09:51:47 +0000
FIFA World Rankings: Nigeria ends 2020 calendar year as 5th best team in Africa http://nairaplace.com//2689/fifa-world-rankings-nigeria-ends-2020-calendar-year-as-5th-best-team-in-africa-.html


The three-time African champions remain unmoved in the latest Fifa rankings released by the world football governing body on Thursday, December 10, 2020


Gernot Rohr’s Super Eagles garnered a total of 1474 points to stay as the fifth-best team on the continent behind Senegal, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.



Nigeria played only four games.l this year- The first match ended as a 1-0 defeat to Algeria in an international friendly. Before a 1-1 draw against Tunisia in another international warm-up game staged at the Jacques Lemans Arena, Austria.



Nigeria’s double-header Africa Cup of Nations qualifier versus Sierra Leone ended 4-4 and 0-0 respectively.



Senegal are ranked first on the continent and 20th in the world with 1558 points.



Belgium claimed the team of the year prize for the third consecutive year having won six of their eight matches played in 2020.



After Belgium is France (2nd), Brazil (3rd) and England (4th) – who retain their respective rankings.



The only change in the top five compared to 2019 is the appearance of Portugal in fifth place.


The team with the most progress in 2020 were Hungary (40th), after a gain of 44 points and 12 places allowed them to end the year in the top 50.



In eight matches played in 2020, the Magyars lost just once (to Russia), a sequence of results that enabled them to secure a berth at the Uefa Euro 2020.


Other notable climbers include Ecuador (56th, + 41 points compared to December 2019), Malta (176th, + 32 points), Brazil (3rd, + 31 points), and Equatorial Guinea (134th, + 31 points). Burundi (138th), meanwhile, picked up 29 points and made the most significant move in terms of places, ascending 13 positions.
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Fri, 11 Dec 2020 09:48:13 +0000
Nigeria records 675 new cases of COVID19 http://nairaplace.com//2688/nigeria-records-675-new-cases-of-covid19.html


Statistics released by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC shows that FCT recorded 183 new cases.



Lagos recorded 128 while Kaduna reported 85.



Other states with new cases include Kwara-57, Katsina-50, Plateau-42, Rivers-39, Kano-33, Ondo-21, Ogun-17, Bauchi-10, Sokoto-5, Edo-2, Ekiti-1, Bayelsa-1 and Delta-1.



Nigeria now has 71,344 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 65,474 patients have been discharged while 1,190 deaths have been recorded so far.]]>
Fri, 11 Dec 2020 09:44:35 +0000
FIFA's top 55 stars named with Man Utd, Liverpool, and Arsenal stars included http://nairaplace.com//2687/fifa-s-top-55-stars-named-with-man-utd-liverpool-and-arsenal-stars-included.html


FIFPro named 10 goalkeeper nominees, 15 defenders, 15 midfielders, and 15 forwards, with the eventual team lining up in a 4-3-3 formation.



Two Manchester United players, eight Liverpool stars, five Tottenham stars, and one Arsenal man were included in FIFA's list of the top 55 players in the world.



United, goalkeeper David de Gea and midfielder Bruno Fernandes were included.



Liverpool's Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Thiago Alcantara (then of Bayern Munich), Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah also made the cut.



There were five inclusions from Tottenham: Hugo Lloris, Toby Alderweireld, Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, and Dele Alli.



Manchester City had Ederson, Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Aguero included in the list.



Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the sole representative from Arsenal.

See full list of 55:



Goalkeepers

Alisson Becker (Liverpool FC, Brazil)
Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid, Belgium)
David de Gea (Manchester United, Spain)
Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan, Italy)
Moraes Ederson (Manchester City, Brazil)
Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur, France)
Keylor Navas (Paris Saint-Germain, Costa Rica)
Manuel Neuer (FC Bayern Munich, Germany)
Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid, Slovenia)
Marc-Andre ter Stegen (FC Barcelona, Germany)
Defenders

David Alaba (FC Bayern Munich, Austria)
Jordi Alba (FC Barcelona, Spain)
Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur, Belgium)
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool FC, England)
Dani Alves (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern Munich, Germany)
Alphonso Davies (FC Bayern Munich, Canada)
Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool FC, The Netherlands)
Kalidou Koulibaly (SSC Napoli, Senegal)
Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus FC, The Netherlands)
Marcelo (Real Madrid, Brazil)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid, Spain)
Andrew Robertson (Liverpool FC, Scotland)
Thiago Silva (Chelsea, Brazil)
Raphael Varane (Real Madrid, France)


Midfielders

Thiago Alcantara (FC Bayern Munich, now Liverpool), Spain)
Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur, England)
Sergio Busquets (FC Barcelona, Spain)
Casemiro (Real Madrid, Brazil)
Philippe Coutinho (FC Bayern Munich, now FC Barcelona, Brazil)
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City, Belgium)
Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United, Portugal)
Leon Goretzka (FC Bayern Munich, Germany)
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool FC, England)
Frenkie de Jong (FC Barcelona, The Netherlands)
N'Golo Kante (Chelsea FC, France)
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid, Germany)
Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern Munich, Germany)
Luka Modric (Real Madrid, Croatia)
Thomas Muller (FC Bayern Munich, Germany)
Forwards

Sergio Aguero (Manchester City, Argentina)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal, Gabon)
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid, France)
Serge Gnabry (FC Bayern Munich, Germany)
Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund, Norway)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan, Sweden)
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur, England)
Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern Munich, Poland)
Sadio Mane (Liverpool FC, Senegal)
Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain, France)
Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona, Argentina)
Neymar Junior (Paris Saint-Germain, Brazil)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus, Portugal)
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool FC, Egypt)
Son Heungmin (Tottenham Hotspur, South Korea)
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Fri, 11 Dec 2020 09:40:11 +0000
Woman reportedly beaten to pulp by angry mob for allegedly kidnapping children http://nairaplace.com//2686/woman-reportedly-beaten-to-pulp-by-angry-mob-for-allegedly-kidnapping-children.html


The incident reportedly happened three days ago in Laminga, Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state.



According to a report by Facebook user, Ismail Samai, the woman identified as Lisa specialises in kidnapping children and selling them to ritualists.

Samai shared photos of the suspect and wrote;

"A warning message to the parents please be aware of this dangerous people this is the suspected woman called Mrs Lisa was caught and arrested yesterday in Laminga nasarawa local government nasarawa state she's kidnapping small small children selling them for money ritual. She said that they are everywhere please and please take note don't allow your children to go far and for those going to school should also careful with this dangerous people. thank you for bearing with me on this medium." he wrote.

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Fri, 11 Dec 2020 09:37:44 +0000
Plane crashes in Isiolo, Kenya (photos) http://nairaplace.com//2685/plane-crashes-in-isiolo-kenya-photos-.html


According to Pulse Live Kenya, there's been no report of casualties so far. The number of occupants aboard the aircraft whose registration number is 5Y-VBB, also remains unknown.

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Wed, 09 Dec 2020 13:04:26 +0000
Body of unidentified woman found dumped by the roadside in Ibadan http://nairaplace.com//2684/body-of-unidentified-woman-found-dumped-by-the-roadside-in-ibadan.html


The Fast-Track Emergency Rescue Operation squad of the Oyo State Road Transport Management Agency (OYRTMA) were called to the scene at about 11am.



They arrived, removed the remains and deposited it at the Adeoyo Hospital's Mortuary, Ibadan.]]>
Wed, 09 Dec 2020 07:49:04 +0000
Ritualist den allegedly operated by siblings uncovered in Osun (photos) http://nairaplace.com//2683/ritualist-den-allegedly-operated-by-siblings-uncovered-in-osun-photos-.html
The den was uncovered while the police were investigating the mysterious disappearance of a lady identified as Mutiat Alani.



According to reports, Mutiat had gone missing and a manhunt was launched by the police. During the investigation, her phone was tracked to a vulcanizer who told the police that he got it from one of the siblings. He led the police to the house of the ritualists and they were arrested. Angry youths later burnt down the building where the suspected ritualists operated from.

Confirming the incident, the Spokesperson of the Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, said the siblings were arrested with mutilated corpses.

“We arrested two ritual killers Tajudeen Monsuru and Tajudeen Lawal. A woman identified as Mutiat Alani was reported missing. We commenced an investigation. The telephone of the missing woman was found with Monsuru.

The police went to the house and recovered two mutilated corpses. They discovered decomposing bodies. They confessed that they killed many people but only two corpses were recovered. They killed for rituals to help those that patronise them,” she said]]>
Wed, 09 Dec 2020 07:43:36 +0000
Man who uses eggs and biscuit to lure children arrested for child theft in Enugu http://nairaplace.com//2682/man-who-uses-eggs-and-biscuit-to-lure-children-arrested-for-child-theft-in-enugu.html


While being interrogated, Ekene confessed that he goes about stealing children as little as two years old



My name is Ekene Duru and I sell children. I steal children and deliver to people. I steal children of about 2 years old and sell them off to a woman who stays in Port Harcourt.

I steal the children from Umuochala, Ariaria junction in Aba, Abia state. ''

On how gets the children to follow him, Ekene said

I buy them biscuit or egg. After I steal them I will enter a motorcycle or tricycle. Nobody stops to ask me who owns the child and the child too will not cry when I carry them.

Ekene said he has only stolen two children so far and has sold them both. He said he sold one of the stolen child for N200, 000 and another for N100, 000.



His accomplice, Chinonso Sylvanus, alleged that Ekene contracted him to steal children.

This man here is my Oga, He is the one that asked me to go and steal this child. I stole the child from his mother's shop where she makes hair. I entered there and stole the child. People saw me when I entered and carried the child. The mother knows me.

I stole the boy and carried him to my Oga who gave me N50, 000. I used the money to run to Owerri . It was my Oga that told me to run to Owerri or Port Harcourt''



Chinonso said Ekene mentioned to him that the stolen children are sold to couples who do not have children.

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Wed, 09 Dec 2020 07:40:10 +0000
550 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2681/550-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-219, FCT-168, Kaduna-52, Kwara-19, Kano-15, Rivers-15, Sokoto-10, Enugu-9, Gombe-8, Plateau-7, Osun-7, Anambra-5, Oyo-5, Jigawa-4, Ogun-4, Bauchi-2, Edo-1.



There are now 70,195 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country. 1,182 deaths have been recorded and 65,110 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Wed, 09 Dec 2020 07:36:01 +0000
Girl, 17, turning blind after squeezing a spot on her nose http://nairaplace.com//2680/girl-17-turning-blind-after-squeezing-a-spot-on-her-nose.html


Mary Ann Regacho, 17, from the Philippines is suffering from the mysterious side effect and has become unrecognisable.



The girl had been suffering from a pimple on her nose which she thought was due to hormones, after giving birth when she was 16-years-old.

However, she became concerned as it lasted for several weeks.



After squeezing the spot, Mary began to suffer from pain after a few days.



It then started to spread across her face. She said it was "like a balloon inflating."

The lump has now taken over her face and affects her vision as the swelling has reached the corner of her eyes, reports The Sun.



The mum-of-one has been trying to cure herself with herbal medication, however nothing has worked.



Mary said: ''I thought it was only a common pimple, but it hurt so much I could not sleep at night. I tried everything to cure it but nothing worked.



"Now, I feel like my face will never be the same again.''



Mary had been unable to afford treatment as her husband, Albert Sales, works part-time in a neighbour's farm without a steady income.



After a year she went to the hospital to have it checked, however she was unable to pay medical bills.



Her husband has appealed to good Samaritans to raise funds.

In a video statement released by Albert, he said: ''I want to ask kind people for donations so we can finally send my wife to a hospital.



''We only earn enough for ourselves and our one-year-old baby so I can't afford her medical bills.''
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Wed, 09 Dec 2020 07:31:58 +0000
White Man Seen Working As Bus Conductor In Lagos State http://nairaplace.com//2679/white-man-seen-working-as-bus-conductor-in-lagos-state.html Despite the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT) in Lagos state yellow buses still hold their prominence across Lagos sate as they can be found in various corners and various spots in the state.

In the video, the white man can be heard speaking loudly in Yoruba language, “I cant shout” (multiple times) as he called on people who would like to be transported to Oshodi area of Lagos State.

Many individuals reacted to the video, read their reactions below.
Lagos State is one of the most populous states in Africa and it also serves as a commercial Hub and pillar in Nigeria.]]>
Tue, 08 Dec 2020 14:55:22 +0000
PDP Asks INEC To Deregister APC http://nairaplace.com//2678/pdp-asks-inec-to-deregister-apc.html
The @OfficialPDPNig congratulates Nigerians across the country, as their tormentor for five years, the @OfficialAPCNg, has finally dissolves out of our political firmament.

The party said the @OfficialAPCNg, being overburdened by the weight of failure, humongous corruption as well as the plagues of economic recession, violence, killings and hardship it has brought to our people, forcefully exited itself from the nation’s political firmament by dissolving all its national, zonal and state structures.

With this exit, December 8, 2020 has gone into the history of our nation as liberation day, especially given the spontaneous jubilation by Nigerians over this step towards political oblivion by a political party that has brought so much pain on them.

Now that the @OfficialAPCNg has become defunct, the @OfficialPDPNig invites the @inecnigeria to officially deregister the @OfficialAPCNg and recall its certificate of registration, given that it no longer has operational structures as required by law.

In the same vein, @inecnigeria should immediately declare the seat of all lawmakers elected on the platform of @OfficialAPCNg at the federal and state levels as vacant and commence the process of bye-election to fill the seats, as required by law.

Furthermore, government agencies, civil society organizations as well as the international community should immediately gazette the @OfficialAPCNg as a defunct political organization in our country.

Nevertheless, the @OfficialPDPNig invites all leaders of the fizzled @OfficialAPCNg to get ready to answer Nigerians for their misdeeds, and not to think they can get away with their atrocities by forming or joining another political party.]]>
Tue, 08 Dec 2020 14:48:26 +0000
Angry mob sets three suspected robbers ablaze in Delta (graphic photos) http://nairaplace.com//2677/angry-mob-sets-three-suspected-robbers-ablaze-in-delta-graphic-photos-.html


It was gathered that two members of a 3-man robbery gang were caught after they robbed a house at Emeberin street about 2:am and were set ablaze along Okumagba avenue by Emebiren junction.



The owner of the house was said to have raised an alarm and vigilante group in the area swung into action, arrested the suspected robbers. However, angry mob came out and beat the suspects to pulp before setting them ablaze.

According to an eyewitness, the third suspect was later caught at Ojabugbe street, along Okumagba Road, where he was also beaten up and set ablaze by the angry mob.



The Divisional Police Officer, “B” Division in Warri, CSP Benjamin Igometi confirmed the incident to Vanguard in a telephone chat.



"They just called me now that some robbers came to attack in that area and they caught them and they were lynched. That’s what I heard.” he said. ]]>
Tue, 08 Dec 2020 13:51:20 +0000
Missing hunchback man found dead two weeks after he was kidnapped (graphic photos) http://nairaplace.com//2676/missing-hunchback-man-found-dead-two-weeks-after-he-was-kidnapped-graphic-photos-.html


Mr Suberu Dada, of Obeiba Ihima, Okehi LGA, Kogi State, was kidnapped on Nov 22. Unfortunately, his decaying body was found today, Dec 8, at Iruvochinomi, Ege, Adavi LGA in Kogi state.



Kogi politician, Natasha Akpoti had taken to Facebook two days after his kidnap to share a "missing person" post, begging the public to reach out if they have information that could lead to his rescue.



She explained at the time that he was "abducted by gunmen in a black SUV while waiting to cross the road leading to Oride mosque, beside St. Paul's Church Obeiba, Ihima."

Well-wishers prayed for his safe return. Sadly, that was not to be.


It is suspected that Suberu Dada was murdered for ritual purposes because of his hunchback.

His death comes years after Nigerian hunchbacks cried out that their lives are endangered because of the belief that their condition makes them potent for rituals.



"The fear of being kidnapped for money rituals is greater than the shame of being a hunchback," Saheed Oyedokun, who lives with hunchback, said in 2014, adding: "Using hunchbacks for money-making rituals is common. How many hunchbacks do you see around these days? They seem to have been driven underground by the evildoers."



Years ago Adeoye Dowo, a 22-year-old with a hunchback, was murdered after his female friend lured him into a bush at Ago Alaye, in Odigbo Local Government Area in Ondo State. He was strangulated and his hump removed by three men.

Taibatu Oseni, also 22, suffered same fate. She was killed and the hunch on her back was removed by her murderers.

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Tue, 08 Dec 2020 13:02:51 +0000
Handsome young man dies few hours after his wedding http://nairaplace.com//2675/handsome-young-man-dies-few-hours-after-his-wedding.html


Reports say Roy Jairus Watuulo died in the early hours of Sunday, December 6, hours after he tied the knot with his wife, Anitah Nabuduwa on Saturday, December 5 in Kampala.
According to close friends and relatives, Roy started complaining about feeling unwell moments after the wedding reception. He was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead a few minutes past midnight.



The deceased is said to be in his late 20s and the son of a University professor. They had their traditional wedding in November 2020 .

Meanwhile, friends and and colleagues have taken to Facebook to mourn the late Roy. A colleague, Lutoto Charity Martha, wrote;

"With Deep Sorrow And Shock , Our Friend, Colleague And Brother

Roy Jairus Watuulo Has Passed On.

"He Wedded On Saturday 5/12/2020 And Immediately Went To Be With The Lord On Sunday, Just A Few Hours After.

"Son To Dr. Watuulo Richard & Lydia. Rest In Peace Comrade. May God Strengthen You Anitah Nabuduwa"





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Tue, 08 Dec 2020 07:55:11 +0000
Barca vs Juventus champions league clash on December 8 http://nairaplace.com//2674/barca-vs-juventus-champions-league-clash-on-december-8.html


When Koeman was asked about who is the greater of the two, he refused to be dragged into debate, but he said he anticipates seeing two “incredible” talents lock horns again in the Champions League.


Ronaldo will be returning to Camp Nou for that contest, after missing the first leg with Barca in Turin after contracting Covid-19.



Messi scored in the first leg, a 2-0 win for the visitors, and ahead of Tuesday, Koeman says there is little to choose between the pair when it comes to greatness.


“It’s fantastic that these two players have been so long at this top level in the world,” said the Barcelona boss at a pre-match press conference.


“They are the best players, in my opinion, in the last 10-15 years. Being successful all this time is incredible. It’s a great compliment to those players.



“They are different, but they have incredible stats about scoring goals, hat-tricks, about winning prizes.



“It’s not nice to say who is better because both are incredible, I admire both players because they gave us so many nice evenings with great goals, with great titles. Let’s hope we can enjoy them tomorrow night.”



Ronaldo, 35, has scored 13 goals in 15 appearances for club and country this season, but Koeman says he will not be paying special attention to only Ronaldo.

He added: “For us it is not an extra motivation because of an individual player.



“We always thought of this as an important match with two big teams meeting. The two teams are going to fight for first position in the group.



“It’s always important the best players are there. I think Cristiano Ronaldo is still one of the best, he always scores and always fights.



“Because of his daily work he is still in the elite in our sport. It’s a great compliment to him. Not just any player can do that.



“We have to defend well against him and when we have the ball that danger goes away.”

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Tue, 08 Dec 2020 07:48:28 +0000
Police rescue notorious armed robber from angry mob in Anambra http://nairaplace.com//2673/police-rescue-notorious-armed-robber-from-angry-mob-in-anambra.html


Spokesperson of the command, SP Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the arrest in a statement on Monday, said the suspect, Chiemezie Kenneth Aligu has been terrorising Nnewi community and environs.



It was gathered that the suspect was beaten to stupor by the angry mob before he was rescued by the police and taken to the hospital for treatment.



"On December 7 at about 9:am, there was a distress call that suspected armed robber allegedly snatched a Honda CUB50 at Okpuno Otolo in Nnewi North LGA of Anambra State," the statement says.



"Following the distress call, Police operatives attached to Nnewi Area Command and Otolo Division in conjunction with Egbumuenem vigilante group Otolo quickly mobilised to the scene and arrested one Chiemezie Kenneth Aligu 'm' aged 24years of Ebonyi State but resident at Abubor Nnewichi in Nnewi North LGA,"



One English made barreta pistol with breech number 941396, one motorcycle and two assorted phones were recovered from the suspect and registered as exhibits.

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Tue, 08 Dec 2020 07:43:23 +0000
Breakdancing added as new sport for Olympics 2024 to be held in Paris http://nairaplace.com//2672/breakdancing-added-as-new-sport-for-olympics-2024-to-be-held-in-paris.html


The decision was confirmed today, December 7 by the International Olympic Committee, as it seeks to attract a younger audience to the competition.



Other newly added sports by the IOC include skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing.



Unlike break dancing, the above three Sports will debut at the coronavirus delayed Olympics in Tokyo in 2021.



The idea was proposed two years ago after trials at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina, proved a success. Breakdancing will be called breaking when competitors take to the floor


In 2024, the dance-offs will take place at a downtown venue in the French capital, alongside sport climbing and 3v3 basketball.



According to a 2019 Olympic programme commission report, an estimated one million people take part in breakdancing.



Considering that the 2019 Red Bull BC One World Final had more that 50 million views across a number of online platforms, the Olympics committee see the addition of breakdancing as a positive one for the games


After the IOC announcement, Ronnie Abaldonado, a competitive breakdancer since 2004 who won the 2007 Red Bull BC One World Final said: "The biggest part is your stage presence and character and your rhythm, whether or not you're really feeling it.



"People can hit the moves but if you're not feeling what they're doing then you just kind of look robotic and that's what kind of separates it being a sport to it being an art form."


Breaking pioneer Richard "Crazy Legs" Colon said: "This is true folk art from the music to the dance, to the DJ to the rapper.



"We've already legitimized ourselves so we're not looking to the Olympics for legitimacy."]]>
Tue, 08 Dec 2020 07:39:58 +0000
Davido's fiancee, Chioma Rowland flaunts cleavage in new sexy photos http://nairaplace.com//2671/davido-s-fiancee-chioma-rowland-flaunts-cleavage-in-new-sexy-photos.html ]]> Tue, 08 Dec 2020 07:37:28 +0000 390 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2670/390-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


A breakdown of the cases across the different states in the country are as follows; FCT-89, Gombe-89, Kaduna-62, Lagos-35, Kwara-15, Borno-13, Nasarawa-10, Rivers-10, Bauchi-8, Ogun-8, Osun-7, Bayelsa-7, Kano-7, Edo-6, Taraba-6, Ekiti-5, Katsina-5, Akwa Ibom-4, Delta-3, Sokoto-1.



There are now 69,645 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country. 1,181 deaths have been recorded and 64,947 patients who recovered from the disease have been discharged.

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Tue, 08 Dec 2020 07:33:56 +0000
Teenager arrested for staging kidnap with her boyfriend http://nairaplace.com//2669/teenager-arrested-for-staging-kidnap-with-her-boyfriend.html


The police also arrested Ifesinachi's other girlfriend identified as Precious Chukwu, 22, whose phone was reportedly used to negotiate with offiah's family.



The suspects were arrested by operatives attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department, CID of the command.



While Ifesinachi who is a driver with one of the cab-hailing services, is said to be at large, it was gathered that he pretended to be a kidnapper and demanded for ransom of N30 million from Offiah’s family.



The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, while parading the suspects at the command headquarters on Monday December 7, said;



“This is a case of conspiracy and staged kidnapping, and the man at the centre of this case, who happens to be a Uber driver, is still at large. We are going after him because he conspired with one of these two ladies, Offiah, who faked her kidnap.

“He cleverly used the phone of another girlfriend, Precious (Chukwu), to contact Offiah’s family, informing them that their daughter had been kidnapped.

“He requested N30m from Offiah’s family to get her freed and during negotiations, which involved the police, they settled for N700,000. While the money was being dropped, we took action and in the process arrested Offiah and Precious.”



Speaking to newsmen, Offiah said she joked about the kidnap but was surprised that Ifesinachi took it seriously.



She said;



“I met Ifesinachi in October, and when we got talking, I jokingly told him to kidnap me so that he would collect ransom from my sister. I never knew that he took it seriously until he told me he had gone to the village to meet a native doctor and also discussed with his guys about the deal. When he said he was ready, he realised that I was scared and threatened to kill me if I informed anybody of the plan.

“So, I refused to tell anybody because he is a cultist. On November 27, on my way back from school, I went to meet him and a girl, Patience, at 2nd Rainbow, and from there, we went to a hotel. At the hotel, he called my sister to demand N30m as ransom, but when I heard that my grandmother had collapsed in the village because of what happened to me, I told him to accept any amount they offered.

“On Thursday, he went to get the money and came back to the hotel on Friday morning. He told me he collected N600,000 and released me thereafter. When I saw my family members, I told them that I was kidnapped by some guys. I lied to my family and the police, because he threatened to kill me, including my sister’s children. It was when I saw his girlfriend and my schoolbag that I confessed about the whole kidnap.”



Chukwu however denied knowing that her phone was being used to negotiate the ransom. She said;



“He (Ifesinachi) asked for my phone that he wanted to use it for business. I never knew he wanted to use it to do this kind of a thing. I was at my workplace when the police came to arrest me.”]]>
Tue, 08 Dec 2020 07:32:16 +0000
Donald Trump sues Joe Biden directly in bid to invalidate votes in Wisconsin http://nairaplace.com//2668/donald-trump-sues-joe-biden-directly-in-bid-to-invalidate-votes-in-wisconsin.html


The suit filed by his campaign in Milwaukee County on Monday December 7, is titled 'Donald J. Trump, Michael R. Pence, et al vs. Joseph R. Biden, Kamala D. Harris et al.'



The suit asks the Wisconsin Supreme Court to disqualify more than 221,000 ballots in the state’s two most Democratic counties. Biden won the state by nearly 20,700 votes.



It asks the court to order Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and the state’s elections commission to exclude swaths of absentee ballots, which the campaign asserts are “illegal.”



The plaintiffs, who include the campaign, the president himself, and Vice President Mike Pence, asked the court to block the certification of the presidential election until those ballots are cut from the final vote tally.

The Trump campaign has lost or withdrawn lawsuits in other states that sought to invalidate thousand of votes for Biden.



The new suit comes a day after state elections commission chair Ann Jacobs signed a so-called determination of the win for Biden, giving him Wisconsin’s 10 Electoral College votes. Trump had won the state in 2016.



Jacob's determination came after Trump’s campaign spent $3 million for a recount of ballots in Democratic strongholds, Dane and Milwaukee Counties, which Job Biden still won.



The Trump campaign claims that “a pattern of activities improperly undertaken ... affected the Election.” Without explicitly alleging fraud, for example, it says more than 170,000 absentee ballots were “improperly counted” because they were issued to voters who did not first submit a written application.



However, in a press release announcing the suit, the campaign claimed that “unlawful actions” affected the approximately 221,000 ballots and asserted, without evidence, that “fraud and abuse” had “irrefutably altered the outcome of this election.”



Biden is projected to win 306 votes in the Electoral College when that body meets on Dec. 14.

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Tue, 08 Dec 2020 07:29:58 +0000
Man sleeps off while watching porn at work http://nairaplace.com//2667/man-sleeps-off-while-watching-porn-at-work.html


The video which was shared online was recorded by the man's colleague]]>
Tue, 08 Dec 2020 07:26:27 +0000
Man Who Sleeps With His Two Daughters Caught http://nairaplace.com//2666/man-who-sleeps-with-his-two-daughters-caught-.html
A Nigerian man has been nabbed for sleeping with his two daughters with the consent of the mother, his wife. It was gathered that the suspect has been having canal knowledge of his daughters for over three years with the consent of his wife.

His incestuous affair was blown open when the relatives suspected it and swiftly engaged other members of the extended family and a native doctor who further revealed and exposed the father’s illicit acts with on children]]>
Mon, 07 Dec 2020 08:35:50 +0000
After Sleeping With His Two Daughters, See What Happened To Him A Nigerian man has been nabbed for http://nairaplace.com//2665/after-sleeping-with-his-two-daughters-see-what-happened-to-him-a-nigerian-man-has-been-nabbed-for-sl
A Nigerian man has been nabbed for sleeping with his two daughters with the consent of the mother, his wife. It was gathered that the suspect has been having canal knowledge of his daughters for over three years with the consent of his wife.

His incestuous affair was blown open when the relatives suspected it and swiftly engaged other members of the extended family and a native doctor who further revealed and exposed the father’s illicit acts with on children.]]>
Mon, 07 Dec 2020 08:33:23 +0000
318 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2664/318-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html
 

A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-104, Kaduna -59, FCT-50, Rivers-17, Ogun-16, Kano-14, Nasarawa-14, Akwa Ibom-10, Katsina-10, Edo-7, Oyo-5, Sokoto-5, Plateau-4, Taraba-3. 

 

There are now 69,255 confirmed cases of Coronavirus and 1,180 deaths have been recorded. 64,774 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Mon, 07 Dec 2020 08:29:00 +0000
The use of sex toys reminds God of Sodom and Gomorrah - Nigerian cleric http://nairaplace.com//2663/the-use-of-sex-toys-reminds-god-of-sodom-and-gomorrah-nigerian-cleric.html  

Moltok said the act was a sin of lawlessness and degeneration of morality in the society, before cautioning his members not to indulge in it.

 

“This act reminds God of Sodom and Gomorrah. Masturbation is becoming a lifestyle, people do not have control over their sexual urges. Do not give Satan a chance.” he said]]>
Mon, 07 Dec 2020 08:24:02 +0000
ASUU explains why it hasn't called off its eight months old strike http://nairaplace.com//2662/asuu-explains-why-it-hasn-t-called-off-its-eight-months-old-strike.html
 

The Federal government, in its latest offers to ASUU leadership, pledged to pay N40 billion as Earned Allowance and N30 billion for the revitalization of the university system, bringing the total payment to N70 billion. The government also agreed to settle the arrears of salaries of the lecturers before December 2020, but after due consultation with the government side.

 

The Federal government also accepted the demand by ASUU that they be exempted from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) pending the approval of their proposed payment system, the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).

 

In a chat with The Nation, ASUU President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, said none of the promises have been fulfilled and until they are, the union will not call off the strike that started in March this year.

 

“We are still consulting but certainly before the end of this week we will report to the minister the findings and feedback from our members. The offers people are talking about are proposals that have timeless and some of these things are expected to have been happening. If those things they promised with the timeline can happen before we conclude our consultation I think the process will go smoother.

A concrete example is the payment of our members’ salaries which have not been paid. If people are not paid I don’t think anybody will be willing to go back to work and other things that have timeline that we expect government to implement.

“You don’t expect people, after eight months, to go back to the classrooms on empty stomach. That is where we are.

“Before the end of this new week we will get back to government but we keep on telling them each time they contact us that they (government) should fulfill their own part of the bargain, things that have timelines.”]]>
Mon, 07 Dec 2020 08:20:19 +0000
Woman arrested for marrying two men http://nairaplace.com//2661/woman-arrested-for-marrying-two-men.html
 

The Sunday News reported that Moreblesing Maridza (41) of Platinum Park in Zvishavane, married another man after accusing her first husband of failing to be intimate with her for the past 12 years.

 

Maridza was arraigned before a court on charges of bigamy which she pleaded guilty to. She however told the court that her first husband, Mr James Chivandire had become mentally challenged and was no longer capable of performing his duties as a husband prompting her to marry the other man.

 

The publication reported that Chivandire allegedly fell and suffered from mental illness in 2000.  In 2012 Maridza went on to marry a second husband, David Mhuru who she started living with after their wedding. 

 

The matter only came to light in September when an officer at the Registrar-General’s office observed that Maridza had two valid marriage certificates.

 

Maridza was sentenced to six months in prison after being arraigned before a court. However, three months were suspended on condition that she pays a fine of $5 000 and the other three suspended on condition of she not committing a similar offense in the next five years.]]>
Mon, 07 Dec 2020 08:15:20 +0000
FG commences payment of N30k grant to commercial drivers http://nairaplace.com//2660/fg-commences-payment-of-n30k-grant-to-commercial-drivers.html
 

Presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad who made the announcement said the programme is in furtherance of FG's commitment to support small businesses to cushion the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

He tweeted; 

 

The Federal Government has commenced N30,000 grants for taxi, bus, okada, Keke Napep, Uber, Bolt drivers and cart pushers across the country, this is in furtherance of its commitment to support small businesses to cushion the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.]]>
Mon, 07 Dec 2020 07:44:50 +0000
Angry villagers beat armed robber to death in Bauchi (photo) http://nairaplace.com//2659/angry-villagers-beat-armed-robber-to-death-in-bauchi-photo-.html
 

Spokesperson of the command, DSP Ahmed Mohammad Wakil, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday, December 4, said armed hoodlums invaded the village on Tuesday night, attacked a man with cutlass and made away with his brand new motorcycle. 

 

"On the 01/12/2020 at about 0700hrs following a credible information received from a good Samaritan at Zaki Divisional Police Headquarters that on the same date at about 0230hrs some group of hoodlums armed with bow, arrow and cutlasses numbering about five suspected to be motorcycle snatchers invaded Duwaduwa village murmur ward via Sakwa district a remote area," said Wakil.

 

"They attacked and matchetted one Muhammadu Adamu ‘m’ of Duwaduwa village with cutlasses in his house located at Duwa Duwa village thereby robbed and made away with his brand-new Bajaj motorcycle unregistered valued about N270,000 (two hundred and seventy thousand naira) "

 

Wakil said that while the victim was lying down in a pool of blood, he raised alarm, some angry villagers mobilized and chased the hoodlums.

 

Eventually, one of the hoodlums identified as Sani Alhaji Dalori was caught and lynched by the angry villagers while the remaining gang of the hoodlums escaped with the motorcycle to an unknown destination.]]>
Sun, 06 Dec 2020 10:58:52 +0000
Soldier beats and strips lady naked for ''indecent dressing http://nairaplace.com//2658/soldier-beats-and-strips-lady-naked-for-indecent-dressing.html
 

The incident occurred at about 9:46am today, December 5, at Oju-Ore, Sango Ota, Ogun State.

 

The woman was trekking, wearing a pair of shorts and white knitted coverup when a soldier inside a commercial bus saw her, alighted, and attacked her for how she was dressed.

 

In a video shared online, the woman is seen bending at the knee, seemingly pleading with him as he drags her cover-up off her body.]]>
Sun, 06 Dec 2020 10:54:20 +0000
singer, Flavour carrying a butt nakad lady http://nairaplace.com//2657/singer-flavour-carrying-a-butt-nakad-lady-.html
 

In the music video, the singer carried a butt naked lady on his shoulders. Nigerians are having a field day reacting to the video.]]>
Sun, 06 Dec 2020 10:47:15 +0000
310 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2656/310-new-covid-19-cases-recorded-in-nigeria.html
 

According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, FCT recorded 128 new cases, the highest for the day. Other states with new cases include Lagos-86, Kaduna-26, Katsina-20, Rivers-19, Oyo-7, Benue-5, Edo-5, Jigawa-5, Ogun-5, Bayelsa-2, and Kano-2.

 

Nigeria now has 68,937 confirmed new cases. 64,650 patients have been discharged so far with 1,180 deaths recorded.]]>
Sun, 06 Dec 2020 10:40:38 +0000
Mom breaks down in tears as her daughter surprises her with a car (photos) http://nairaplace.com//2655/mom-breaks-down-in-tears-as-her-daughter-surprises-her-with-a-car-photos-.html
 

The young lady,  Adoo Eugenia Ter, in an emotional post shared on Facebook, recounted how her mum made so many sacrifices just to ensure her and her siblings lived well.

 

''When your mate were buying holandis you were naked just for us to have what to eat.

You had just a single wrapper.

Now it my time to pay you back.

Congratulations my Cr7'']]>
Sun, 06 Dec 2020 10:36:40 +0000
COVID-19 Update For December 4 2020 In Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2654/covid-19-update-for-december-4-2020-in-nigeria.html Till date, 68,627 cases have been confirmed, 64,467 cases have been discharged and 1,179 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory
The 324 new cases are reported from 11 states- Lagos (115), FCT (110), Kaduna (57), Taraba (9), Akwa Ibom (, Plateau (6), Bauchi (4), Ekiti (4), Kano(4), Katsina (4) and Rivers (3)
A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities
On the 4th of December 2020, 324 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria
Till date, 68,627 cases have been confirmed, 64,467 cases have been discharged and 1,179 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory]]>
Sat, 05 Dec 2020 09:01:10 +0000
Duncan Mighty: DNA Test Shows My Daughter, Mitchell Is Not Mine http://nairaplace.com//2653/duncan-mighty-dna-test-shows-my-daughter-mitchell-is-not-mine.html
Recall that dockaysworld earlier reported that singer accused his wife of plotting with her mom to kill him and inherit his properties.

Narrating further in a post recently, Duncan claimed that his wife had slept with two men as part of a ritual to kill him.


He stated that the cheating had led to the birth of Mitchell who DNA had shown wasn’t his.

Duncan added that the ritual was meant to kill him in a couple of years but he was wise enough to avoid it.

He wrote:

Mr FRANK is brights best friend whom is responsible for taking them to the highest and most powerful JuJu. FRANK and Bright are the fathers of Mitchell as DNA has proven me negative. On the 24th of Nov 2015 five days after ICon was born i gifted vivian a car that night she accessed my phone and saw a N100m credit from the mallam i sold pounds to, she said to me what’s the money for? I said am building a television station to make Portharcourt intertainment industry come alive, she hugged me and said you are just too humble.11months later they went to the first juju house and spent 1m which was used to build a hidden shrine, the existence of this hidden shrine is to hide everything they’re doing should incase anyone tries to find out spiritually the person will see another face and not theirs. The most important thing is neutralize DUNCANS POWERS, Which requires Frank and bright to have sex with vivian, the mom will be responsible for buring the charm and Maria is responsible for feeding the shrine then in exactly 4yrs time DUNCAN will get sick and die. But GOD failed them as that attempt resulted to the pregnancy of MITCHELL. now the 4yrs has come to pass DUNCAN MIGHTY is still not a SAMSON all failed and the main reason am exposing this Evil is because Mitchell’s life is in danger as they are planning to kill Mitchell for the truth not to prevail,, #asamandontkeepyoursefempty]]>
Sat, 05 Dec 2020 08:53:31 +0000
Police Arrests Woman Filmed Flogging And Locking A Boy Inside A Dog Cage (Pix) http://nairaplace.com//2652/police-arrests-woman-filmed-flogging-and-locking-a-boy-inside-a-dog-cage-pix-.html
Recall we reported that the media personality said the woman was arrested on Wednesday August 14. Dotun also revealed that the woman will be prosecuted, while the boy has been placed in a shelter till the case is resolved.

Confirming the arrest via Instagram, Dolapo Badmus thanked everyone that cooperated with the police in getting to the root of the matter. She wrote;

Last week we got a report of a lady that beat a young lad and threw him into dungeon of dogs! As I got the information through @funkejenifaakindele and @do2dtun, the domestic violence response police team of Lagos State command was activated! The team went into action and the lady was consequently arrested,.

The video is that of the cage where the lady threw the boy after that merciless beating!
The suspect is in custody and will be charged to court....The boy (an orphan) has been rescued and kept in a shelter with Lagos state government!

I appreciate everyone that cooperated with the police in getting to the root of the matter!]]>
Sat, 05 Dec 2020 08:49:28 +0000
Nobody Can Stop FG From Probing #EndSARS Protesters - Lai Mohammed http://nairaplace.com//2651/nobody-can-stop-fg-from-probing-endsars-protesters-lai-mohammed.html
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this on Friday in Lagos at a meeting with editors of newspapers.

The minister, who was responding to a question on the alleged arrest of some #EndSARS protesters and sponsors, said nobody is above investigation or prosecution.

“Being a member of #EndSARS protest does not grant you immunity if you have committed any crime against the land. The key thing is that you must be treated according to the laws.

“Even those whose accounts were frozen, the Central Bank of Nigeria went to court to seek permission to freeze the accounts. I am also aware that some of them whose international passports were seized had been returned.

“None can stop the government from investigating anybody, including #EndSARS protesters. Whoever you are and whatever you are doing, you must not take the laws into your hands.

“You must follow the due process because where your rights end is where someone else’s rights start,” he said.

Mohammed said there was no clampdown on the protesters and their supporters, adding that the government is following the due process in the investigations being carried out]]>
Sat, 05 Dec 2020 08:42:05 +0000
Emmanuel Adebayor accuses ex-girlfriend Dillish Mathews of being a liar http://nairaplace.com//2650/emmanuel-adebayor-accuses-ex-girlfriend-dillish-mathews-of-being-a-liar-.html Emmanuel Adebayor has accused ex-girlfriend Dillish Matthews of a number of things, including deception and cheating.

 

The Togolese professional footballer who dated Big Brother Africa 8 winner Dillish made the accusations on his Instagram Stories and tagged it "Pay Back Friday".

 

He told the story of a girlfriend who lied that she was travelling to Namibia only for him to discover she was in Angola and when asked, she said she "doesn't know how she got there".

 

He also claimed the same girlfriend introduced a man to him as her uncle but he discovered months later that he's not related to her.

 

He also recounted sending money to the girlfriend to share to her family only to discover her family got nothing and she shared it amongst her friends.

 

He said the same girlfriend had the audacity to call him stingy.

 

He accused her of being narcissistic and claimed she has "bipolar and personality disorder."

 

At the end of his "short story" he revealed he was talking about Dillish with the hashtag #DillishDribbledAdebayor.]]>
Sat, 05 Dec 2020 08:31:37 +0000
Final year female student 'found dead' in Anambra few days to graduation http://nairaplace.com//2649/final-year-female-student-found-dead-in-anambra-few-days-to-graduation.html


The deceased student was last seen alive was on Thursday, November 26, after writing one of her final exams. According to Ruth's friend, Ugochinyere Precious who shared photos of the deceased on Facebook, she was found dead.



Friends and classmates have taken to Facebook to mourn Ruth.

Ugochinyere Precious in her post, wrote

"just few days to be called a graduate, you were found dead."

What a life!!!
Very hard to believe you're gone..
Dearly course mate

We actually greeted each other after the exams we had on Thursday, we laughed and talked about many things.. As finally GS exams was over. Stil like a shock to I and chinenye cos the three of us were heading down to the dept
What a world.

Just few days to be called a graduate, you were found dead.. Oh God
Why now.. Why now Ruth

Political science Department wil miss you
Rest in peace Ruth Clement
Rest in peace Dearly course mate
Rest in peace girlfriend
I and chinenye wil really miss your company]]>
Thu, 03 Dec 2020 15:30:11 +0000
Shame on you if you slut-shame hardworking women — BBNaija star, Mercy Eke, says http://nairaplace.com//2648/shame-on-you-if-you-slut-shame-hardworking-women-bbnaija-star-mercy-eke-says.html


Mercy via her Twitter handle said shame on men who have sisters and mothers but still make it a habit to slut-shame hardworking women. She went further to also address women who also partake in such act. Her tweet reads

''If you have a mother and also have sisters, and you slut-shame hardworking women, shame on you. And if you are a woman and partake in such stupidity, I don't have words for you. You all should know better.''

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Thu, 03 Dec 2020 15:24:28 +0000
"I'm done dating for love" BBNaija's Princess says http://nairaplace.com//2647/-i-m-done-dating-for-love-bbnaija-s-princess-says.html


She explained that she's now only available for "intensive funding".



She wrote: "Can I officially state that i am done dating for love... I mean i am now only available for self investments / intensive funding. Best regards."]]>
Thu, 03 Dec 2020 11:11:48 +0000
UEFA Champions League: PSG beat Manchester United 3-1 at Old Trafford (Photos) http://nairaplace.com//2646/uefa-champions-league-psg-beat-manchester-united-3-1-at-old-trafford-photos-.html


United went into the game at Old Trafford knowing a draw would be enough to seal their passage to the next phase of the competition with a game to spare, but goals from Neymar and Marquinhos secured a much-needed win for the away side who were lucky to still be in the game before Fred was red carded in controversial circumstances in the second half.

United made three changes from the team that beat Southampton at the weekend, with Scott McTominay, Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani coming in for Nemanja Matic, Donny van de Beek and Mason Greenwood.

Neymar opened the scoring in the first half as Man United coached by Ole Gunnar Solksjaer came back into the game and equalised when Marcus Rashford's strike deflected past the wrong-footed Keylor Navas.



Martial then missed an open chance after the halftime break before the crossbar denied Cavani a stunning chip goal effort.

United's failure to capitalise was punished when Marquinhos scored after a corner effort that would have been ruled offside if Cavani had followed his teammates to play offside.


Fred one of United's best players this season starting their last 9 games, was shown a second yellow card in the second half and United couldn't find a leveller before Neymar made it 3-1 at the dying minutes of the match.


The result means Manchester United face a tense evening in Germany next week after failing to secure their passage to the last 16 of the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain.

Solskjaer reacting post-match to the loss said;

“It was a very good game which deserved fans,” he told BT Sport.

“With a bit more clinical finishing we should have finished the game. They were there for the taking [at one stage].

“We had some big chances. The difference when you get to the big games is the clinical moments.

“If Marquinhos had bigger studs on he’d have been offside. It’s marginal. You can’t really put your finger on the deciding factors.”]]>
Thu, 03 Dec 2020 07:33:23 +0000
122 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2645/122-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Kaduna-37, Lagos-29, Plateau-25, Ekiti-9, Rivers-5, Ogun-5, Edo-4, Kwara-4, Bayelsa-2, Bauchi-1, Kano-1.



There are now 67,960 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,177 deaths have been recorded. 63,839 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.

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Thu, 03 Dec 2020 07:29:53 +0000
Bobrisky flaunts the 'N15 million' his bae gave to him after they spent a night together http://nairaplace.com//2644/bobrisky-flaunts-the-n15-million-his-bae-gave-to-him-after-they-spent-a-night-together.html
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Thu, 03 Dec 2020 07:27:45 +0000
Cardi B named Billboard's Woman Of The Year http://nairaplace.com//2643/cardi-b-named-billboard-s-woman-of-the-year.html


In Billboard‘s feature about her, the rapper spoke about her raunchy hit song “WAP,” her feelings on politics, as well as her support for the Black, Lives Matter movement.

On the backlash over her latest raunchy single with Megan Thee Stallion, she said: “So many Republicans…[like Ben] Shapiro, Candace Owens, Tomi Lahren — were talking so much crap about “WAP,” she said. She later went on to talk about why she’s so unfazed by attacks from political commentators, saying “The things that they say don’t make sense. A lot of things they be defending, it’s not something you need to be defending. It’s wrong.”



“I want to show people that you can do positive things, but you can also be yourself,” she said. Later adding, “I don’t know if I’m an activist. I’m a Libra — we are the justice sign. I like fairness, and I have compassion toward everybody.”

The mother of one is also a rising businesswoman, having inked lucrative deals with Pepsi, Reebok, and even the content platform, OnlyFans within the past year.



During the interview, she spoke about the importance of understanding your worth and a figure and brand. “A lot of these companies, they want to give you a couple million dollars to represent them, and it’s like, ‘OK, but what am I really getting out of it?,’ she posed. “If 1% of my followers buy your product, you’re going to make triple what you’re paying me. I’m making sure I’m not selling myself short.”



She also spoke about her support for the Black Lives Matter movement and discussed the push for social justice.

“People didn’t go looting because Trump was president — they went looting because there’s a lot of Black men getting killed unjustly,” she told the magazine.



“A lot of Republicans think that we hate the police. Personally, there was a point when I did hate the cops because I had really bad experiences growing up with the cops, but I also met cops that are really good people and have really good hearts. I just feel like we need to hire more people like that.”]]>
Thu, 03 Dec 2020 07:25:00 +0000
Suspected bandits behead court worker in Kogi http://nairaplace.com//2642/suspected-bandits-behead-court-worker-in-kogi.html


According to residents, Abdulkareem, a security guard with Upper Area Court in the town, was attacked by the bandits on his farm. He was said to have gone to harvest some farm produce when he was attacked by the suspected bandits.



Bagana, a village of over 20,000 inhabitants, situated on the bank of River Benue and about 15 kilometres away from Abejukolo, the headquarters of Omala LGA of Kogi State, has been many times attacked by bandits and herdsmen.



Confirming the attack to newsmen, the Divisional Police Officer of the local government, DSP John Ogbebor, said the police are currently on the trail of the suspected bandits who carried out the murder. Ogbebor disclosed that a Fulani herder who attacked and cut off the limb of another farmer at Iyade in Abejukolo, had been arrested and taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Lokoja.



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Thu, 03 Dec 2020 07:21:34 +0000
FG engages 17,000 youths in rabbit farming http://nairaplace.com//2641/fg-engages-17-000-youths-in-rabbit-farming.html


Executive Secretary of National Agricultural Land Development Authority, Paul Ikonne who made the announcement said the programme had already commenced in some states which include Imo, Abia, Cross River and Oyo states, and is expected to engage more participants in the southern part of Nigeria.



Ikonne disclosed that the agency would provide the rabbits, cage, vaccine and training for participants free of charge, and further added that the first set of beneficiaries would be required to bring back the kitten from the rabbits they train so as to be used in the empowerment of other youths.



He said;



“The President had inaugurated the national young farmers’ scheme, and we intend to take in 774,000 young Nigerians into the entire agribusiness. This programme has started implementing the first leg, which is our animal husbandry.

“In this segment, we are doing goat and rabbit rearing. A lot of people do not know the potentials, the benefits and the money they can make from rearing rabbits. Rabbit has an entire value chain, nothing is a waste farming rabbit.

“So we are engaging our youths into rabbit farming, NALDA has designed a programme to take in 17,000 rabbit farmers especially in the South, and we have commenced the engagement in some states.”]]>
Thu, 03 Dec 2020 07:18:56 +0000
Maina in detention in Niger republic, to be extradited to Nigeria – Police say http://nairaplace.com//2640/maina-in-detention-in-niger-republic-to-be-extradited-to-nigeria-police-say.html


Abdulrashid Maina, who was declared wanted by a court of competent jurisdiction, was arrested last night, 30th November 2020 through the collaborative efforts of the operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, INTERPOL NCB, Abuja and their Nigerien counterpart.



A statement released by the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force NPF, Frank Mba, says Maina is currently in a detention facility in Niger Republic awaiting the completion of the extradition processes.]]>
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 08:13:44 +0000
William Barr says no evidence of widespread fraud in presidential election http://nairaplace.com//2639/william-barr-says-no-evidence-of-widespread-fraud-in-presidential-election.html


In an interview with the Associated Press published Tuesday, December 1, Attorney General William Barr said the Justice Department hasn't found evidence to support allegations of widespread fraud that could have changed the result of last month's presidential election.



The comments from Barr, who has been steadfast in his support of President Donald Trump during his tenure, represent the latest official rebuke from Republicans of the President's claims of widespread fraud in his loss to Joe Biden.



"To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election," Barr said.



Barr, who prior to the election echoed Trump's claims that mail-in voting wasn't secure, said both the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security have looked into claims of fraud and come up empty.



"There's been one assertion that would be systemic fraud and that would be the claim that machines were programmed essentially to skew the election results," Barr said. "And the DHS and DOJ have looked into that, and so far, we haven't seen anything to substantiate that."]]>
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 08:12:30 +0000
Man kills his kinsman over brideprice sharing formula in Imo http://nairaplace.com//2638/man-kills-his-kinsman-over-brideprice-sharing-formula-in-imo.html


According to reports, one of their sisters was recently given out in marriage and as expected, her husband paid the brideprice to her family. While sharing the brideprice, an argument ensued between Victor and Bright. The argument soon degenerated into a fight and in the process, Victor kicked Bright, an electrician, in his scrotum.



Eyewitnesses say Bright lost consciousness and was immediately rushed to the hospital where the doctors on duty confirmed him dead the next day, Tuesday, December 1.



Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the suspect is currently on the run and would soon be apprehended.



Ikeokwu said the matter has since been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.]]>
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 08:08:38 +0000
Strike: We are still consulting and no decision has been reached yet - ASUU http://nairaplace.com//2637/strike-we-are-still-consulting-and-no-decision-has-been-reached-yet-asuu.html


The ASUU President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, stated this in a chat with newsmen on Tuesday, December 1.



“We have what the government is offering and have transmitted the same to our members nationwide and we are consulting on what the next line of action will be. You know a tree does not make a forest and our union is democratic in nature and practice.

As for how long the consultation would take, I cannot say but it may go beyond this week. Whatever we decide on is definitely going to be in the national interest, the interest of our children, the interest of our members, and the good of all.”



Recall that last week, the Federal Government pledged to pay N40 billion as the Earned Allowance and N30bn for the revitalization of the university system bringing the total payment to N70 billion. The government has also agreed to settle the arrears of salaries of the lecturers before December 31.



The government also accepted the demand by the ASUU that they are exempted from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System pending the approval of their proposed payment system, the University Transparency, and Accountability Solution.]]>
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 08:06:32 +0000
Sex worker sells her 4 months old baby for N300,000 in Katsina http://nairaplace.com//2636/sex-worker-sells-her-4-months-old-baby-for-n300-000-in-katsina.html


Spokesperson of the command Isah Gambo, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Wednesday, December 2, said that the suspect, an indigine of Adamawa state but residing at Kofar Kaura Layout area of Katsina, was arrested on November 26, based on a tip off.

"Zainab conspired with her friend, one Ruth Kenneth, 32, of Kofar Kaura Layout, an indigene of Delta state and sold her four months old baby girl to one Chinwendi Omeh, 43, of Ekwusigo LGA of Anambra state at the cost of three hundred thousand naira (N300,000:00K)." said Gambo.



"In the course of investigation another suspect, one Chukwudi Elias Nnali, aged 45yrs of the same address, brother to Chinwindi Omeh, was also arrested for aiding and abetting the commission of the offence. The sums of one hundred and sixty-five thousand Naira, (N165,000:00K) and eighty-ive thousand Naira (N85,000:00K) were recovered from Zainab Adamu and Ruth Kenneth respectively as proceeds of the sale of the baby. Investigation is ongoing." he added. ]]>
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 08:04:42 +0000
"You are robbing people in broad day light" Osaze Odemwingie calls out Peter Okoye http://nairaplace.com//2635/-you-are-robbing-people-in-broad-day-light-osaze-odemwingie-calls-out-peter-okoye.html


The retired professional Nigerian footballer took a screenshot of a video Peter posted to his Instagram account then posted it on his Stories with a caption blasting Peter.



The video Peter posted shows a group of men dancing with bottles in their hands before proceeding to break the bottles on their heads as part of the dance.



"Who is doing this new dance challenge this Christmas December period? You're on your own," Peter captioned the video.



Osaze, whose bio reads "Christian" and has been posting Bible verses and other Christian messages on his Instagram, did not approve of Peter's video and he wrote on his Instagram Stories: "What happened to you @peterpsquare?



Referring to Peter's Zoom business as ''nonsesnse'' Osaze added;

"You are robbing people in broad day light with that your nonsense business and now you want to take even Christmas from them? You no dey fear God at all?"]]>
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 08:02:19 +0000
Nigeria remains at terrorists' mercy because we are denied weapons - Lai Mohammed http://nairaplace.com//2634/nigeria-remains-at-terrorists-mercy-because-we-are-denied-weapons-lai-mohammed-.html


Speaking during a courtesy visit to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state on Monday November 30, the minister said Nigeria is still at the mercy of terorrists because they are denied the ability to purchase weapons.



Lai Mohammed described the killing as "unfortunate" and further stated that the terrorists use media and publicity as oxygen.



He said;



“When we talk about terrorism, people don’t seem to appreciate that terrorism is not a local issue, it is a global issue and there is no part of the world that doesn’t experience its own pocket of terrorism.

“But you must also note that we are dealing with terrorists who are financed globally and we also need more support from global partners. For instance, Nigeria has made an attempt to acquire a better and more effective platform to deal with terrorists but for one reason or the other we have been denied this platform, these weapons and without adequate weapons or platform we remain at the mercy of terrorists.

“You see fighting terrorists is not a joke because what actually happened in Borno State is unfortunate but you must also look at the strategy of the terrorists.

“Terrorists use media and publicity as oxygen, so when they go on this kind of mindless killing of people. It is not that the government is not doing enough. Terrorism whether in Afghanistan or anywhere in the world has the same concept, a group of people who are extremist in their thoughts who don’t think that you and me should be ]]>
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:31:22 +0000
Zahra Buhari reacts to the murder of rice farmers in Zabarmari http://nairaplace.com//2633/zahra-buhari-reacts-to-the-murder-of-rice-farmers-in-zabarmari.html


The daughter of the president of Nigeria shared a newspaper shot of the Zabarmari massacre and wrote: "My heart bleeds".

Her reaction comes two days after Boko Haram terrorists attacked rice farmers in their farms and slaughtered them. The death toll was initially at 43 but has now been updated to 110.]]>
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:29:36 +0000
27-year-old man stabbed to death by armed men in Delta after he won N15m bet http://nairaplace.com//2632/27-year-old-man-stabbed-to-death-by-armed-men-in-delta-after-he-won-n15m-bet-.html


It was gathered that the young man was killed while closing a shop belonging to his Aunt at the popular Ogbe-Ijoh market in Warri South Local Government Area of the State on November 27.

According to reports, the assailants fled with the deceased's mobile phone after stabbing him on various parts of his body. He died before he was rushed to a near-by hospital.



An uncle to the deceased, Mr. Thomas Ogisi, who confirmed the murder on Saturday, claimed that the deceased had played the betting game a week before his death with all his predictions going through to the sum of N15 million.



It was not clear if the murder is connected to the reported N15 million win as his account could not be accessed since the assailants made away with his phone.



"The boy stays with my elder sister. On that fateful day, they were in Ogbe-Ijoh market and were preparing to close when suddenly three boys blocked him in the shop and they stabbed him. The incident happened around 6pm on Friday. After stabbing him, they collected only his phone and left. Before he was rushed to the hospital, he was already dead," Mr Ogisi told Daily Independent



"The information we are hearing from his friends indicate that he was killed because he won N15 million from a betting game. He was expecting the money to be paid to him on Wednesday before he was stabbed to death on Monday. Some of his friends were aware of the money,"



"We are demanding for justice for the gruesome killing of our son. We want thorough investigation by the police. We are not also happy with the level of security at the market." he added.

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:27:08 +0000
Cardi B apologizes after receiving criticism over 37-person Thanksgiving celebration http://nairaplace.com//2631/cardi-b-apologizes-after-receiving-criticism-over-37-person-thanksgiving-celebration.html


Over the weekend, the Grammy Award winner received a lot of criticism after hosting a 37-person family celebration. The Centre for Disease Control has warned against social gatherings this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which is why Cardi's party came as a shock to the public.

After receiving backlash for the gathering, the rapper has now returned to Twitter to make an apology.



"Sorry my bad wasn't trying to make nobody feel bad," she said.



"I just had my family in my home for the first time and it felt so good & uplifted me."



"I spent soo much money getting every1 tested but it felt worth it," Cardi noted. "I wasnt trying to offend no1."



The 28-year-old rapper also responded to a social media user who said it was a "good thing" she got tested.



"ME specially and everyone that works around me get tested literally 4 times a week," she shared. "Im In the middle of work and Everytime we clock in we MUST GET TESTED !"


It was just last month that Cardi b received criticism after hosting a large birthday party in Las Vegas. It was at this party that Cardi was spotted kissing Offset, shortly after she filed for divorce.]]>
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:23:26 +0000
One dead, many injured as two men fight over lady's love in Taraba http://nairaplace.com//2630/one-dead-many-injured-as-two-men-fight-over-lady-s-love-in-taraba-.html


Channels Television reported that the fight which occurred in Water Board area of Jalingo, also led to the destruction of properties worth millions of naira.



It was learnt that the fight degenerated into a religious crisis as one of the men hired thugs to inflict mayhem on the other, while the other one called on friends to assist in fighting back.



The tension was however doused after security operatives intervened, A businessman who specialises in a bread bakery, Salihu Sale said;



“This incident started four days ago as a minor scuffle without notice. It then degenerated into a fight between youths of two communities over a lady.

“It later became a religious fight between Christian and Muslim youths. They broke my doors and windows, but fortunately, security operatives arrived and took control of the situation and that is why I am here to pack what is left of my bakery."



Another eyewitness identified as Ezekiel Ali said;



“Although I am not a specialist, from what I saw, one of the victims was hit by bullets because we saw holes in his body."



The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Azare who visited the area condemned the incident and also revealed that only one person was killed during the crisis. Azare revealed that they have made a few arrests in connection with the crisis.



He said;



“From the report gathered by my men on the ground, only one person was confirmed killed with many injured and receiving treatment at the hospital."
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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:20:32 +0000
US condemns killing of 43 farmers in Borno state http://nairaplace.com//2629/us-condemns-killing-of-43-farmers-in-borno-state-.html


The US embassy in a statement released on Monday November 30, stated that abhorrent attacks are a stark reminder of why the United States stands with the Nigerian government and people as they fight to defeat terrorism and work to bring the perpetrators to justice.



It read;



“The United States condemns in the strongest terms the November 28 violent attack in Borno, Nigeria. The United States offers our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those killed or kidnapped.

“These abhorrent attacks are a stark reminder of why the United States stands with the Nigerian government and people as they fight to defeat terrorism and work to bring the perpetrators to justice.”
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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:19:09 +0000
Melania Trump unveils White House Christmas decorations as US first lady http://nairaplace.com//2628/melania-trump-unveils-white-house-christmas-decorations-as-us-first-lady-.html


Melania took to Twitter on Monday November 30, to share photos and a video where she previewed the classic red, gold, and white decorations that fill the staterooms of the White House.



'During this special time of the year, I am delighted to share 'America the Beautiful' and pay tribute to the majesty of our great Nation. Together, we celebrate this land we are all proud to call home,' the first lady wrote ]]>
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:17:11 +0000
145 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2627/-145-new-covid-19-cases-recorded-in-nigeria.html


According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 49 new cases, the highest for the day. Other states with new cases include FCT-34, Kaduna-34, Plateau-11, Oyo-7, Bayelsa-5, Taraba-4 and Sokoto-1.



Nigeria now has 67,557 confirmed new cases. 63,282 patients have been discharged so far with 1,173 deaths recorded.]]>
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:14:36 +0000
John Legend celebrates wife Chrissy Teigen with beautiful words on her birthday http://nairaplace.com//2626/john-legend-celebrates-wife-chrissy-teigen-with-beautiful-words-on-her-birthday-.html


The singer shared a photo of Chrissy and called her his queen. He reminded her that his love for her is "infinite and unconditional ".]]>
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:13:34 +0000
Woman who isn't engaged boasts about finding ‘perfect’ $20 wedding dress http://nairaplace.com//2625/woman-who-isn-t-engaged-boasts-about-finding-perfect-20-wedding-dress.html
The woman wowed an online wedding group when she gave details about finding the wedding dress of her dreams in an antique shop for just $20.


The woman wrote on a Facebook group: "Found my future wedding dress today.

"I fell in love with this dress and couldn't pass it up. It was only $20 and it fits perfectly."

Facebook users commented after she posted pictures of herself looking wonderful in white. A number of people said they envied her.

But things took a turn after she admitted that she isn't even engaged even though she has her wedding dress ready.



She came clean after getting some congratulatory messages.



She said she bought the dress in preparation for what might lay ahead, not for any time soon.

She posted: "Thank you for the congratulations! I'm not actually getting married yet, but you know... Someday."

Someone commented, saying that whoever is dating the woman should "run for the hills."



One user wrote: "I like the dress for like a simple low budget beach wedding type thing, but to buy a dress without having a wedding planned (or mans for all we know) is odd."



"Wait...not getting married yet but owns a dress?" questioned another.



One person commented: "Are we just gonna gloss over the fact that she's not even getting married?"



Another agreed, saying: "This is how you scare away any potential future partner. Man, woman, non binary, all of the above or fluid. Lady, you’re TERRIFYING."



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Mon, 30 Nov 2020 12:23:02 +0000
"The holy spirit arrested him to ask that big question" - Man proposes in the church http://nairaplace.com//2624/-the-holy-spirit-arrested-him-to-ask-that-big-question-man-proposes-in-the-church.html


Mr Ukwayi is said the be the Special Assistant to the Cross River Governor, on Equal Opportunity.

His friends posted photos from the public proposal on Sunday, November 29, with some poking fun at him, saying that the ''Holy Spirit finally arrested him after running away countless times.''



One Ferdinand Akwaji Ayakpo, wrote:

"If God want to catch you, there is nothing anyone can do about it. And for the Holy Spirit to arrest a man in the church is something worthy of note.

"Just as in the case of Jonah and SAUL who later became PAUL, Hycent has evaded arrest countless times but at the appointed time, God did his work and got him converted.

"Brother, may you forever remain a preacher of the gospel and winner of souls for Christ. Receive the grace to live a life worthy of your calling"

Another friend, Mathias Unimke wrote:



"Hello church members, our brother who has been running away from pumping the big question, I prayed for him as Daddy G.O and the holy spirit arrested him to ask that big question and sister said yes. Let's congratulate them. Hallelujah!! Congratulations husband material Hycent"]]>
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 10:16:02 +0000
'No way we lost this election' - Trump laments in new tweets http://nairaplace.com//2623/-no-way-we-lost-this-election-trump-laments-in-new-tweets.html


The US President has refused to concede to Joe Biden since media agencies projected the Democrat won 306 electoral college votes in the November 3 elections.



Despite losing his legal challenges so far to the electoral results, Trump late Sunday night, November 29, 2020 took to his Twitter page to state that he didnt lose the election.


In all caps, Trump wrote "NO WAY WE LOST THIS ELECTION' in reaction to a video by Republican Dan Scavino, showing thousands of Trump fans at a campaign rally.



NO WAY WE LOST THIS ELECTION! https://t.co/orOXBaR8uE

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2020




In another tweet, Trump said it was impossible for him to lead the Republican party to gain seats in congress, retain the senate while he'll be the only one to lose.



He then referred to the November elections as 'rigged'.





“Democrats suffered crushing down-ballot loss across America.” @nytimes. This is true. All statehouses won, and in Washington we did great. So I led this great charge, and I’m the only one that lost? No, it doesn’t work that way. This was a massive fraud, a RIGGED ELECTION!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2020


Except there is a major change in Trump's legal challenges, he will depart the White House on January 20, 2021.]]>
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 09:21:28 +0000
Gunmen abduct lady on her way to church in Port Harcourt http://nairaplace.com//2622/gunmen-abduct-lady-on-her-way-to-church-in-port-harcourt.html


It was gathered that the lady was kidnapped on Sunday morning, November 29, on her way to church.


Her brother, who confirmed the incident on Twitter said the incident happened beside the Anglican Church along the Rukpakulusi New Layout in Port Harcourt.



According to him, his sister was whisked away by four armed men in a Lexus with plate number: CLA43JM]]>
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 09:12:51 +0000
"No real love as far as I am concerned" Singer Solid Star laments http://nairaplace.com//2621/-no-real-love-as-far-as-i-am-concerned-singer-solid-star-laments.html


The father-of-one took to his Instagram Stories to lament, writing: "No real love as far as am concerned."



He added: "All my life, the ones I can go miles for are the ones who torture me the most. Check your (circle)"



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Mon, 30 Nov 2020 09:10:36 +0000
“Women are more than baby making machines” BBNaija star, Khafi says http://nairaplace.com//2620/-women-are-more-than-baby-making-machines-bbnaija-star-khafi-says.html


Khafi and Gedoni met during the BBNaija season 4 show. They developed an affair in the house that blossomed outside the house.



Only recently, there were rumors that she and Gedoni have secretly tied the knot as they now adorn wedding bands.



Her fans have since then been watching her womb with many congratulating her for "being pregnant" with their first child.



In a lengthy post shared on her Instagram page age, the reality TV star dismissed claims she is pregnant and also asked people to stop putting such pressure on women. She said whenever she gets pregnant she will share the news and until then, people should stop with the pregnancy comments they leave on her page. Read her post below



''The way I'm looking at the next person who drops a pregnancy comment on my post. Continue reading if you don't want to get BLOCKED. (I'm not joking).

I've ignored them for the longest now but according to the womb watchers on social media I have been pregnant for over a YEAR. So let me get this off my heart. Some people have flat stomachs naturally and some people have big stomachs naturally. The latter is ME. And when I'm on my period it is even BIGGER. I don't owe anyone a flat stomach but still I try to suck in my belly in every single picture and sometimes I do it better than others. The worst is that even when I'm proud of my 'sucking in skills' on a particular picture there is always SOMEONE who still comments something about pregnancy. This is a habit that HAS TO STOP.

First of all, women are more than baby making machines. A woman's fertility or decision to start a family is for her to decide, not for you to comment on in every single picture... Must our stomachs always be the first thing you look at??

Secondly, I'm not just speaking up for myself but for women in general. You may mean well when making pregnancy remarks but it is not always a compliment. For women who have had miscarriages, have been trying unsuccessfully for a baby, or simply conscious about their weight it can be very distressing, triggering and also puts a lot of undue pressure on them. So unless someone has announced a pregnancy or told you then please be nice and DONT COMMENT OR CONGRATULATE them on one.

Trust me when the time is right I welcome pregnancy (twins please Lord!) and starting a family at God's time. But until I've said I'm expecting please stop with the pregnancy comments. I'll have no patience for them anymore and any one who writes such comments will get BLOCKED.

To those who mean well, thank you so much, I do love you all But to the amebos please be amebos elsewhere . It's pressure enough being a woman, so let's not add to it.''

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Mon, 30 Nov 2020 08:53:59 +0000
83 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2619/83-new-covid-19-cases-recorded-in-nigeria.html


According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 48 new cases, the highest for the day. Other states with new cases include Rivers-8, Kwara-6, Yobe-6, Katsina-5, FCT-3, Nasarawa-2, Plateau-1, Ogun-1, Kano-1, and Osun-1.



Nigeria now has 67,412 confirmed new cases. 63,055 patients have been discharged so far with 1,173 deaths recorded.]]>
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 08:46:46 +0000
Don Jazzy shares a photo with his father http://nairaplace.com//2618/don-jazzy-shares-a-photo-with-his-father.html


The photo Don Jazzy shared came with the caption "Father and son. @mavingrandpa"]]>
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 08:44:39 +0000
Zabarmari massacre: Governors question security architecture after 43 were killed http://nairaplace.com//2617/zabarmari-massacre-governors-question-security-architecture-after-43-were-killed.html


NGF Chairman and Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi who described the killing as “obnoxious, wicked, unwarranted and morally reprehensible”, added that it raises serious questions on the general security situation in the country and around the capability of the nation’s security architecture.



Noting that the forum would “collectively review these issues” at its next meeting to forge the way forward, Fayemi further stated that Boko Haram has been carrying out attacks each time it seems the situation is getting under control.



He said;



“This sad narrative raises serious questions on the general security situation in the country and around the capability of the nation’s security architecture.

“Since insurgency engulfed the country more than a decade ago, each time it seems like the situation is coming under control, the enemy strikes again. This has happened consistently.

“The farmers were attacked while harvesting their produce totally oblivious of the danger that awaits them in nearby bushes. This method is consistent with the senseless bombings of busy markets, bus stations, schools and abattoirs whenever the terrorists feel overpowered by the security operatives or feel their backs against the wall.

“Governors are concerned that the carnage is degenerating beyond explicable limits, yet again, and the catalogue of destruction is not only seeming to be endless and intractable but it has an adverse effect on everything in the state and the country at large.”



The Northern Governors Forum also condemned the killing of the rice farmers. Chairman of the forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong averred that the entire country was deeply saddened over the killing of the innocent rice farmers who committed no crime except going to the farm to earn a living.



He described it as a great setback to the efforts of Nigeria to attain domestic sufficiency in rice production as well as food security.]]>
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 08:41:21 +0000
Restructuring is not as critical as hunger and poverty - Amaechi http://nairaplace.com//2616/restructuring-is-not-as-critical-as-hunger-and-poverty-amaechi.html


The former Governor of Rivers state who spoke in an interview on Channels Television stated that while the calls for restructuring of the country may not be bad, however tackling hunger and poverty is more critical to the federal government.



Amaechi said;



“If to you what is important is restructuring, I don’t see anything wrong with restructuring but I am saying it is not the most critical problem we have.

“The most critical problem we have is that hunger and poverty are breeding insecurity.

“If you are able to create employment, you create security. If you like hire as many men as you want to hire that are policemen, you would do nothing until you put food in the hands of people.

“When you do not create a legitimate economy, the people will create for themselves an illegitimate economy and be able to feed themselves.”



Admitting that many farmers are unable to go to their farms in some parts of the country, the APC chieftain said Nigeria is facing a kind of insecurity unlike what was obtainable in the past.



Amaechi added;



“We are facing a different kind of insecurity.

“When we were in power as governors, the problem we were facing was Boko Haram. Not is it much more than Boko Haram. We need to address those issues.”]]>
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 08:35:52 +0000
Benue varsity Associate Professor stabbed to death by unknown armed men http://nairaplace.com//2615/benue-varsity-associate-professor-stabbed-to-death-by-unknown-armed-men.html


Kwaghger, an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering department, was found in a pool of his blood at the premises of the JS Tarka Foundation in the Benue state capital.



It was gathered that the deceased was cornered to a dark side of the street by four men around 9:30pm opposite IBB square. The assailants hit him on the head with a hard object, then stabbed him severally and slit his throat.



The killers reportedly made away with his Avenza car and mobile phones.



The spokesperson of the police command in Benue state, Catherine Anne, who confirmed the incident said the corpse has been deposited at the mortuary while investigations are ongoing.



The Head, Information, Protocol and Public Relations Unit of the institution, Mrs Rosemary Waku, confirmed the murder but said they are yet to get full details on the incident. ]]>
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 08:33:58 +0000
Boko Haram reportedly beheads 43 farmers in Borno http://nairaplace.com//2614/boko-haram-reportedly-beheads-43-farmers-in-borno.html


According to HumaAngle, the attack happened on Saturday evening, November 28 in Zambarmari, a community that is less than 20km from Maiduguri, the state capital.



''Boko Haram beheads 43 farmers in one of the most horrific mass murders in the history of the insurgency. HumAngle learned the barbaric incident happened this evening in Zabarmari, less than 20 km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

The bodies of the 43 victims, all of whom had their throats slit, arrived Zabarmari. Residents, however, insisted they would not be buried until the state governor saw their bodies. Zabarmari is located in Jere LGA, approximately 20 km from the garrison city of Maiduguri.''

Kano-based lawyer, Bulama Bukarti says according to a report by BBC Hausa, the farmers were harvesting their rice produce when they were attacked.]]>
Sun, 29 Nov 2020 09:00:52 +0000
Woman shoots her shot at man bearing same surname as her on Twitter http://nairaplace.com//2613/woman-shoots-her-shot-at-man-bearing-same-surname-as-her-on-twitter.html


A cloud engineer named Ayomide Salako tweeted a response to a Tweet shared by a popular Twitter influencer and a woman named Rofiah Salako went under his response to shoot her shot.



She tweeted: "Since you are having my surname already. I think, its of great opportunity for me not to change my surname again. If a chemistry can occur between us. or what do you think?"

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Sun, 29 Nov 2020 08:58:39 +0000
We suspect woman who butchered her mother is not of sound mind" - Police http://nairaplace.com//2612/we-suspect-woman-who-butchered-her-mother-is-not-of-sound-mind-police.html


Recall that the shocking incident happened at Ikot Akpang in Ikot Ekpene on Friday November 26

According to eyewitnesses, when the police came to arrest her, the suspect also known as 'Mummy' reportedly told them to take her away as she does not care.

"She said it herself that she don’t care. Elders of the community made sure she carried her dead mother’s body on her head which she butchered into pieces." a witness revealed.



Spokesperson of the command, SP Odiko Macdon, who confirmed the incident on Saturday November 27, said the suspect is in custody and investigations are ongoing on the case.



Macdon said no right minded individual would slaughter her own mother in such a gruesome manner, noting that the police would have to get medical personnel to certify her state of mind before she is charged to court.



"That story is true. She butchered her mum. We are suspecting that she is not of sound mind but we do not have any medical capacity to say so. Medical personnel will have to determine if she is of sound mind or not. If not, which right minded, thinking individual will kill her own mom by butchering her?" he stated.



“As I speak, we have her in custody. We have gathered the corpse of the mom and deposited it in the mortuary. By the time we ascertain her state of mind, we will charge her accordingly. We have conducted preliminary investigations and more discreet investigations is on the way and she will be charged to court immediately after that,” he added.

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Sun, 29 Nov 2020 08:53:03 +0000
Rifle allegedly seized from drunk policeman http://nairaplace.com//2611/rifle-allegedly-seized-from-drunk-policeman.html


In a video shared online, people are seen surrounding the police officers and commenting about the fact that he was inebriated already at that time of the day.



A man is seen pouring a sachet of water on the policeman's head.

Voices in the video are heard saying the policeman was seen at about 4pm on Saturday, Nov 28, at CBN Junction, close to Abuja Police Command Headquarters.]]>
Sun, 29 Nov 2020 08:48:25 +0000
110 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2610/110-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-26, FCT-23, Kaduna-20, Katsina-11, Ogun-7, Ekiti-6, Plateau-5, Rivers-4, Kano-3, Nasarawa-3, Niger-2.



There are now 67,330 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria and 1,171 deaths have been recorded. 62,819 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.

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Sun, 29 Nov 2020 08:45:51 +0000
Comedian AY and wife, Mabel celebrate 12th wedding anniversary http://nairaplace.com//2609/comedian-ay-and-wife-mabel-celebrate-12th-wedding-anniversary.html


AY who penned down an anniversary message to his wife, revealed that its been 12 years out of 16 years of knowing her. He added that her love has been his strength through difficult times.



He wrote;



It's been a meaningful 12 years out of the 16 years of knowing you. @realmabelmakun your love has been my strength through difficult times. Your genuine care has always been my spirit to live and work extra hard for us all. Your tears and smiles are my motivation to make you happier every single day. Having you by my side forever is my only wish on this special moment. Happy 12th year anniversary my love. #forevertogether

Mabel on her own part said they've stayed strong and committed to loving each other more as the days go by.



She wrote;



So much we have been through together in the last 12 years of marriage and 16 years of knowing each other but through it all,we have stayed strong and committed to loving each other more as the days go by. It is not by our power nor might but by the spirit of God almighty. Happy anniversary to us,God keep and protect you dearest husband of mine @aycomedian
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Sun, 29 Nov 2020 08:44:29 +0000
Alleged wizard returning from coven crash lands on roof top in Delta http://nairaplace.com//2608/alleged-wizard-returning-from-coven-crash-lands-on-roof-top-in-delta.html


The man who was clutching a hundred naira note in his hand, was identified as Omamuyovwi. He is said to be a commercial motor cycle operator who is well known in the community and married with two children.



It was learnt that he was flogged with plantain leaves and while at the point of setting him ablaze, the community vigilante rescued him.



Eyewitnesses disclosed that Omamuyovwi was taken to his family compound at Igberhe street by the vigilante, where he reportedly confessed to being a Wizard and committing several mysterious atrocities in the area.


He allegedly confessed that he was being chased by a deity (igberhe juju) from the coven where he went to fortify his craft when he ran out of "fuel" and crash landed on the rooftop with one hundred naira in his hand.

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Sun, 29 Nov 2020 08:41:08 +0000
Explosion rocks Governor Nyesom Wike's father's church in Rivers http://nairaplace.com//2607/explosion-rocks-governor-nyesom-wike-s-father-s-church-in-rivers.html


The Nation reports that hoodlums numbering about five sneaked into the church premises located on Number 25 Azikiwe Street Mile, 3 Diobu, on Saturday night, November 28, and detonated the explosives suspected to be dynamite.



It was gathered a significant part of the church was damaged by the explosion, which created panic in the area.



Though no group had claimed responsibility for the dastardly act, two of the miscreants were said to have been apprehended by a vigilante group and handed over to the police.



The operatives of Eagle crack, an outfit of the state police command, Mopol 19 and other security agencies were said to have cordoned off the area.]]>
Sun, 29 Nov 2020 08:39:02 +0000
Woman allegedly slaughters her mother in Akwa Ibom http://nairaplace.com//2606/woman-allegedly-slaughters-her-mother-in-akwa-ibom-.html


According to an eyewitness, Emmanuel Umanah, who posted the photos from the crime scene, the shocking incident happened at Umoh Obot road off Nto Akpan Inyang Street in Ikot Ekpene.



Some of the photos shows the suspect carrying the body pieces in a bowl before she was tied up and bundled into a police van.]]>
Sat, 28 Nov 2020 08:46:37 +0000
"Future husband, my mates are getting married. Locate me" Cee-C says http://nairaplace.com//2605/-future-husband-my-mates-are-getting-married-locate-me-cee-c-says.html


While getting styled for a wedding, Cee-C recorded a video revealing she's ready to get married too.



She said in the video: "Future husband, my mates are getting married. I don't know what you're waiting for oh. This is the last wedding I'm going to attend single. You better locate me."

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Sat, 28 Nov 2020 08:44:21 +0000
Mum sends internet into meltdown after recreating Jennifer Lopez's naked snap http://nairaplace.com//2604/mum-sends-internet-into-meltdown-after-recreating-jennifer-lopez-s-naked-snap.html


Earlier this week, Jennifer Lopez, 51, went naked for the official cover of her latest single.



It didn't take long for Australian comedian Celeste Barber to attempt the naked shot herself.



Celeste, 38, delighted her 7.8 million followers on Instagram with the hilarious parody and Jennifer's snap went down well among her millions of fans.



In the photo, captioned "I'm on the right", the comedian ditched her clothes and posed seductively just like J.Lo.

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Sat, 28 Nov 2020 08:42:47 +0000
Bobrisky flashes his butt as he twerks up a storm http://nairaplace.com//2603/bobrisky-flashes-his-butt-as-he-twerks-up-a-storm.html Sat, 28 Nov 2020 08:40:44 +0000 School teacher reportedly on the run after he allegedly beat his student to death http://nairaplace.com//2602/school-teacher-reportedly-on-the-run-after-he-allegedly-beat-his-student-to-death-.html


In a Twitter thread, the distraught brother said the teacher beat Omelaja because he couldn’t answer a question. His tweets read



"Twitter NG i just lost my brother to School Teacher Brutality. Mr Emmanuel(frame 1)is a sec school teacher at Elihans college, Ikorodu in Lagos. He beat up my brother Boluwatife Omelaja(frame 2) to death on 26th of November in the school premises because he couldn't answer a math question he was asked correctly.

The school initially made us believe he slumped and died while he was trying to answer the question on the board, a boy who wasn't ill or showed any sign of sickness before.

He was brought home in the school's bus by the school proprietress and principal, along with Mr Emma-whom we didn't know was the killer at that time, and he was buried few hours later according to muslim's doctrine

Meanwhile Bolu's other brother, Lateef Omelaja was prevented from leaving the school premises, in order to prevent him from spreading the true news to us at home and to buy Mr Emma more time to run away.

We believed the cock and bull story the school fed us not until Lafeef got home at around 5pm and narrated what really happened at the school to us.

We also confirmed this from other students of the school including classmates of Boluwatife.

The painful part is, the school keeps trying to cover up for Mr emma claiming he didn't beat Bolu.

Mr Emma is on the run, nowhere to be found.

I know no amount of punishment for him will bring back my brother but i just want Mr Emma located and justice served.]]>
Sat, 28 Nov 2020 08:38:12 +0000
"I'm the only girl that took her boyfriend out and spent N7k on him " - Nigerian girl http://nairaplace.com//2601/-i-m-the-only-girl-that-took-her-boyfriend-out-and-spent-n7k-on-him-nigerian-girl-.html


The young woman, who deals in poultry at a market in Abakpa Nike area of Enugu, also asked Facebook users in the state planning end of the year parties to patronise her business.



"Am still dat pretty Okuko girl dat u know. The crayfish girl. The plantain girl," she wrote.



"The only girl dat took her boyfriend out and spent 7k on him without telling anyone"



"I kill chicken for a living. Live in afia abakpa market Enugu. U can come and check on me. Ndi end of the year party remember I kill chicken so come and patronize me"]]>
Sat, 28 Nov 2020 08:36:51 +0000
246 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2600/246-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria-.html


A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-81, FCT-73, Plateau-39, Kaduna-25, Ogun-13, Bauchi-5, Rivers-4, Ekiti-2, Taraba-2, Kano-2.



There are now 67,220 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria and 1,171 deaths have been recorded. 62,686 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.

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Sat, 28 Nov 2020 08:34:33 +0000
Nigeria's Super Eagles drop three spots on latest Fifa ranking http://nairaplace.com//2599/nigeria-s-super-eagles-drop-three-spots-on-latest-fifa-ranking.html


In the latest Fifa global rankings for November, Nigeria have slipped to 35th position after playing 4-4 and 0-0 back-to-back draws against Sierra Leone in their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixtures.



Nigeria is now the fourth best country in Africa with Senegal retaining the no. 1 spot, followed by Tunisia and Algeria in the second and third positions, respectively.



Meanwhile Sierra Leone - who made a come back from 4-0 to 4-4 against the Super eagles in Nigeria before playimg alt='Nigeria's Super Eagles drop three spots on latest Fifa ranking' class='img-responsive text-center' style='margin: auto;' a 0-0 draw in their home - are among the biggest movers on the continent as they climbed four places to 116th in the world.



Equatorial Guinea and Burundi climbed 10 spots after avoiding defeats in their Afcon qualifying games against Libya and Mauritania, respectively. They are the biggest climbers in Africa.]]>
Sat, 28 Nov 2020 08:33:08 +0000
No agreement yet to suspend strike- ASUU says http://nairaplace.com//2598/no-agreement-yet-to-suspend-strike-asuu-says.html


Last night, social media was agog with reports that the academic union had concluded plans to call off the strike after meeting with the Government negotiation team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige on Friday, November 27.



The Federal Government had a meeting with the union at the Conference Hall of the Ministry of Labour and Employment where it reportedly increased its offer for Earned Allowances EA to university based unions and funding for the revitalization of public universities from N65 billion to N70 billion.



Reports last night claimed the union would call off the strike after the Federal government pledged to pay N40 billion for Earned Allowances and N30 billion for the revitalization of the university system bringing the total payment to N70 billion. It was further reported that the Government agreed to settle the salary arrears of the aggrieved lecturers before December 31. The report also noted that ASUU was expected to report the agreement to its organs and then communicate their decision to the government after which a date for the calling off of the strike would be announced.



However in a chat with Vanguard, the president of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, denied knowledge of any agreement to call off the strike, stressing that at the meeting, it was only agreed that union should convey Government message to their organs and get back to Government.



” I am not aware of that. All I know is that we had a meeting and we are going to report to our members. But I don’t know about suspension of strike.” Ogunyemi said



Minister of Employment, Chris Ngige, told newsmen after the meeting that he is positive that all issues relating to the strike will be resolved in its next meeting with ASUU.

“Many issues were discussed at the meeting including salary shortfall, the payment system and revitalization of the university system. I am positive that all the issues would be resolved at our next meeting.” Ngige said

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Sat, 28 Nov 2020 08:31:44 +0000
Villagers gather to stare in amazement at huge crocodile killed in Anambra state http://nairaplace.com//2597/villagers-gather-to-stare-in-amazement-at-huge-crocodile-killed-in-anambra-state.html


The man who killed the crocodile tied it on his motorcycle to take it home with him.



When asked, he said he killed the crocodile in Abata Umueze. The crocodile was shot dead.



In a viral video making the rounds online, the man who killed the large reptile mentioned that the crocodile is deadly and takes people in the water where it kills them.]]>
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 14:30:23 +0000
'Ghost' in abandoned hospital caught on camera http://nairaplace.com//2596/-ghost-in-abandoned-hospital-caught-on-camera.html


Jamie Osborne and Michael Cosgrove, both 20, went to Rosslynlee Hospital, an abandoned hospital near Roslin in Midlothian, Scotland, to explore.



Rooms inside the eerie derelict mental health facility had remained untouched for over a decade when it closed its doors.



But the pair chose to visit the hospital and take pictures.



They had been taking it in turns to pose in a wheelchair that had been left in one of the hospital's rooms when they checked one image which appeared to capture a woman wearing a white gown "reaching over" Michael.

Jamie, from Edinburgh, described how the "air turned cold" when they entered the spooky facility and that they could see their breath, despite it being the middle of summer.



He told the Daily Record : “We were in different rooms like the nursery and the nurses' rooms.



“We then found a way into the actual building where it got a lot colder where we could see our breath even though it was the middle of summer.



“We looked around where we found old sweet wrappers and old cassette tapes.



“We then positioned the wheelchair and took a couple photos and when we looked back through them we saw what looked like someone pushing the chair.



“After further examination it now looks like something much taller reaching over the chair and looking towards the camera.”



“Once we saw this we quickly left and didn’t go back”.



Rosslynlee Hospital was built in 1874 and used to house a closed community of up to 500 patients before it closed its doors in 2010.]]>
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 14:12:53 +0000
Robot that can detect coronavirus and enforce face mask rules undergoes trials http://nairaplace.com//2595/robot-that-can-detect-coronavirus-and-enforce-face-mask-rules-undergoes-trials.html


The trial is taking place at a private hospital in Cairo, Egypt, as the African county faces a second wave.



The mechanical nurse, dubbed Cira-03, can take the temperature of Covid-19 sufferers and even perform blood tests.



The robot has a human like face and robotic arms.

Built by an Egyptian inventor, the robot can also perform echocardiograms, X-rays and display the results to patients on a screen installed in its chest.



The bot was designed to look as realistic as possible to stop patients from being afraid, according to inventor Mahmoud El Komy.



It tests a patient for coronavirus by cupping their chin and then extending its arm with a swab into their mouth.



El Komy said Cira-03 will help limit exposure to the infection and prevent transmission.

He said: “I tried to make the robot seem more human so that the patient doesn’t fear it. So they don’t feel like a box is walking in on them.



“There has been a positive response from patients.



"They saw the robot and weren’t afraid. On the contrary, there is more trust in this because the robot is more precise than humans.”



The remote controlled robot scuttles around the hospital on wheels.



The trial comes as Egyptian authorities confirm the country faces a second spike in cases of coronavirus.



In total, Egypt has seen 113,027 cases of the disease, with 6,548 deaths.

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Fri, 27 Nov 2020 07:44:11 +0000
Househelp kills his former employer in Nasarawa http://nairaplace.com//2594/househelp-kills-his-former-employer-in-nasarawa.html


Spokesperson of the command, ASP Ramhan Nansel, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday, November 26, said the suspect, from Kaduna state killed one Martins Omeri, a Deputy chief auditor in the office of the Accountant general of federation, Abuja but residing at Navy estate Karshi, Karu LGA of Nasarawa state.

"On 24/11/2020 at about 1145hrs, Police personnel attached to Karshi Division acted on credible intelligence and arrested the suspect at Arab area, FCT Abuja. A coordinated and diligent search was conducted in his apartment where the following items belonging to the deceased were recovered as exhibit: One Infinix phone, Laptop, Clothing, pair of shoe, Clipper, Beddings and few other properties," said DSP Nansel.



The suspect confessed that he sneaked into the house of the deceased at the dead of the night on 17th November, 2020 while he was asleep and killed him using a log of wood. The body was discovered on November 19.



The Commissioner of Police, CP Bola Longe has directed that the case should be transferred to State criminal and investigation department, Lafia for an exhaustive investigation after which the suspect will be arraigned in the Court of law.



The Commissioner of Police also enjoins members of the public to thoroughly screen and get to know the family of those they intend to employ as house help before doing so.

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Fri, 27 Nov 2020 07:42:07 +0000
Obese man looks totally different after losing 20 stone naturally http://nairaplace.com//2593/obese-man-looks-totally-different-after-losing-20-stone-naturally.html


Alejandro Porro, 28, used to weigh 34 stone. But the delivery driver decided he had to do something about his size after fearing he was just "killing" himself.


Alejandro, from Florida, US, vowed to never eat junk food again. He also began exercising the next day when he began his journey in March 2017.

Now, without any surgery, he has dropped an impressive 20st, going from an XXXXXL to a large, weighing just 14st 2lbs.]]>
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 07:34:53 +0000
"If I die, I die" Actress Nazo Ekezie shoots her shot at Don Jazzy http://nairaplace.com//2592/-if-i-die-i-die-actress-nazo-ekezie-shoots-her-shot-at-don-jazzy.html


Nazo shared a photo of the Mavin records boss on Instagram and wrote: "I’m shooting my shot..... if I die... I die. @donjazzy I don’t know if you remember I met you the other day at imax lekki...... me I’m not slim... so I will never ever stress you about loosing weight.... I like you like this please let’s go on a date @donjazzy happy birthday my crush."]]>
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 07:32:04 +0000
169 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2591/169-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Kaduna-74, FCT-42, Lagos-17, Kano-8, Ogun-6, Oyo-6, Rivers-6, Ekiti-3, Bauchi-3, Katsina-2, Delta-1, Ondo-1.



There are now 66974 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,169 deaths have been recorded. 62,585 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 07:30:04 +0000
Robbers attack commercial bank in Ondo (photos) http://nairaplace.com//2590/robbers-attack-commercial-bank-in-ondo-photos-.html


The armed men numbering about 30 attacked the bank around 4:00pm, shortly after the visit of the Inspector General of Police to the state command.

It was also learnt that the robbers attacked a police station in the community before proceeding to the bank where they carted away an undisclosed amount of cash.



Ondo police spokesperson, Tee Leo-Ikoro confirmed the attack and also disclosed that the robbers blew the armoury of the police facility open with an explosive device and made away with some rifles.

The command’s spokesman who insisted that no fatality was recorded in the attack, said the robbers destroyed the security doors of the financial facility with an explosive device to gain access.



Ikoro also revealed that a team of men highly skilled personnel of the command has been deployed after the fleeing armed robbers to apprehend them and bring them to justice.

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Fri, 27 Nov 2020 07:28:43 +0000
Stop calling Friday 'Black Friday', its a holy day for Muslims - Kano Hisbah http://nairaplace.com//2589/stop-calling-friday-black-friday-its-a-holy-day-for-muslims-kano-hisbah.html


According to the Sharia Police, majority of Kano residents are Muslims and they consider Friday a holy day.



The notice also disclosed that Hisbah corps will be "around for surveillance purposes" with a view of stopping immoral activities at the event as well as maintain peace, harmony and stability in the state. ]]>
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 07:26:47 +0000
North is the worst place to live in Nigeria - Sultan of Sokoto http://nairaplace.com//2588/north-is-the-worst-place-to-live-in-nigeria-sultan-of-sokoto.html


The monarch said this at the 4th Quarter Meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) in Abuja on Thursday November 26.



On scrapping of controversial police unit SARS, the Sultan said;



“We must obey all laws, if we are not law abiding. We have heard people calling for the scrapping of SARS, the President has done that and we later said, bring police back. We cannot do without the Police; we cannot do without our security agencies. No matter bad the security agencies are, there are still excellent officers.

“What we need to do is to fish out the bad elements from the security agencies and to reform the agencies and have a better. Abusing the Police, abusing soldiers, abusing security agencies would not augur well for us because, by the time we drag into anarchy, everybody would be on its, and then there would be serious problem in the country.

“We have security problems in the country, bandits now go into people’s houses to kidnap, not on the highway anymore. Of recent in the last couple of days, they are going into institutions, in Zaria; ABU, the Polytechnic and took away people."



The Sokoto monarch also narrated some of the security challenges some residents of the Northern region have been facing.



He said;



“The insecurity in the north is so high that people are even afraid of travelling from Funtua to Zaria, a journey of about 48 or 50 miles. Not to talk of Sokoto to Abuja or to Kano.

“We know what we are going through. We are so insecure in the north that people are losing hope. People keep things in the house so that when the bandits come, they would let them be free.

“Couple of weeks ago, 76 people were killed in Sokoto by bandits in a day, it is not a story because I went there with the governor in Eastern part of Sokoto but you don’t hear these stories because it happened in the North and we don’t have media that is strong enough to bring out these atrocities about the bandits so people think that the North is secure.

“No north is not secure at all. In fact, it is the worst place to be in this country because bandits go about in the villages with their AK47 and nobody talks to them. They stop at the markets and buy things and even collect change with their weapons."



On the rising cost of living, Abubakar said;



“Food prizes are on the increase and we need to do something about it. The cost of onion is too high and beyond the reach of many people. A hungry man is an angry man. The rising cost of foodstuff in the markets is an issue. The amount an onion costs in Nigeria today is an insight into the current economic hardship in the country.

“I think we really need to sit down and look at these issues because a hungry man is an angry man. We do not lack recommendations and solutions to our problems. What we lack is implementation and that sense of purpose to do the right thing, but we don’t like doing the right thing, we always want to cut corners.”]]>
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 07:25:12 +0000
Funeral employee sacked for taking sickening selfie with Diego Maradona's body http://nairaplace.com//2587/funeral-employee-sacked-for-taking-sickening-selfie-with-diego-maradona-s-body.html


The disturbing photo shows the worker posing next to the corpse with his thumbs up.



The man was tasked with preparing Maradona's body for the wake when he reportedly took the selfie.



The owner of Sepelios Pinier funeral parlour confirmed to local media that the employee has been sacked.



The picture, which has been shared on social media, sparked outrage with an angry response from Twitter users.



One Twitter user wrote: "He should be stripped of his Argentinian citizenship. You don't do something like this. Complete lack of respect."



While another warned: "Don't retweet it."



The Argentina icon, who was the manager of Argentinian club side Gimnasia passed away aged 60 on Wednesday, November 25, after suffering a cardiac arrest in his home country.



An autopsy report said he died in his sleep after suffering heart failure, only two weeks after leaving hospital following surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain.



Medics also detected dilated cardiomyopathy, a medical condition in which the heart muscle becomes weakened and enlarged and cannot pump enough blood to the rest of the body.



On Thursday morning, Maradona's coffin was brought to the presidential palace in Argentina to lie in state following the three-day national mourning declared by the Argentinian president Alberto Fernandez.]]>
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 07:22:34 +0000
Man commits suicide in Kano (photos) http://nairaplace.com//2586/man-commits-suicide-in-kano-photos-.html


The deceased also known as Iro, who sells car batteries and tires was discovered when the shop was broken open by police and neighbours.

According to eye witnesses, the deceased attended the 4pm Laasar prayers alongside other worshippers after which they all left for their respective shops. On his way to his shop, Iro stopped at a neighbour's shop where he collected a rope.



It was gathered that when Iro reached his shop, he sent away his biological son to buy food and another shopkeeper on another errand before locking himself up in the shop.



When his son returned with the food he found the shop locked and after waiting for a while, he became suspicious and alerted neighbours.



The neighbour whose rope the deceased collected also became suspicious and alerted the police.



The police officers arrived and upon breaking the shop, they found the deceased's lifeless body hanging from the rope.



A Facebook user, Muhammad Shehu spoke about the incident on the social media platform. According to him, he had an interview with Abubakar's neighbours who told him the deceased was suffering from mental illness.

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Fri, 27 Nov 2020 07:18:17 +0000
Five years of Buhari has besieged Nigeria with abundant poverty - Afenifere http://nairaplace.com//2585/five-years-of-buhari-has-besieged-nigeria-with-abundant-poverty-afenifere.html


The group stated this in a statement released reacting to the recession of the Nigerian economy. The group in the statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin, blamed President Buhari for the country's economic situation, saying the country had become ungovernable under his administration.



"As Nigeria enters the worst recession in 33 years and the second in five years of Buhari, we are equally besieged by attendant poverty as well as insecurity worsening across the land with kidnappers, armed robbers and bandits on the prowl and government helpless and unable to govern effectively.

The truth is that the country had virtually become ungovernable and unless we restructure and restore Nigeria to federalism, the country is on the brink of collapse and God should save us from the worst-case scenario."the statement read



The group in the statement called on the Buhari-led government to implement the report of 2014 conference now in order to salvage the country.



They also asked the President to immediately open all the Southern borders in the country that has been closed since August 2019. ]]>
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 07:16:20 +0000
Diego Maradona's last words before his death revealed http://nairaplace.com//2584/diego-maradona-s-last-words-before-his-death-revealed.html


He passed away at the age of 60 after reportedly suffering a heart attack in his native Argentina.



His final words before his death has now been revealed.
According to the football legend's family, Maradona's last words before he died were: “I don’t feel well.”



According to his nephew, Johnny Esposito, Maradona complained he didn’t feel well after having breakfast on Wednesday and said he was going to lie down again.



Johnny described how Maradona had awoken in the morning looking pale and complaining of feeling cold.



He went back to bed after a quick breakfast where he is said to have pronounced his last words: ‘Me siento mal’ - English for ‘I don’t feel well.’


When he lied down, he developed a heart attack.


A nurse who was looking after Maradona following his release from hospital this month after his brain scan operation phoned for an ambulance and several responded.



Emergency responders made an attempt to revive him after they arrived at the rented house in the gated residential estate of San Andres north of Buenos Aires.
But it was already too late as he had already passed away.

State prosecutors have launched a routine inquiry into Maradona’s death just to be sure he died of natural causes.



Prosecution chief John Broyad, speaking outside San Andres as the retired footballer’s body was taken to a nearby morgue for an autopsy, said: “Diego Armando Maradona died around 12pm local time.

“The forensic police began their work at 4pm.

“The autopsy is being carried out to determine beyond any doubt the cause of death but we can say at this stage that everything is pointing to natural causes.”



Meanwhile Argentina President Alberto Fernandez, has already announced three days of national mourning.



Maradona, only turned 60 on October 30. In an interview 15 years ago, he revealed what he wanted engraved on his tombstone.



The famous former footballer in the interview said “getting old with his grandchildren would mean a peaceful death” for him.



Asked by the interviewer what he would write on his grave, Maradona responded: “Thanks for having played football because it’s the sport that gave me most happiness and freedom and it’s like having touched the sky with my hand. Thanks to the ball.

“Yes, I would put on the tombstone, ‘Thanks to the ball.”]]>
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 10:12:26 +0000
198 new cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2583/198-new-cases-of-covid19-recorded-in-nigeria.html


According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, FCT recorded 53 new cases, the highest for the day.



Other states with new cases include Lagos-48, Ogun-40, Akwa Ibom-20, Bauchi-9, Plateau-8, Kaduna-5, Kano-4, Benue-3, Jigawa-3, Nasarawa-3, Edo-1 and Kwara-1.



Nigeria now has 66,805 confirmed new cases. 62,493 patients have been discharged so far with 1,169 deaths recorded.

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Thu, 26 Nov 2020 10:10:10 +0000
Nnamdi Kanu’s family raises alarm over soldiers presence http://nairaplace.com//2582/nnamdi-kanu-s-family-raises-alarm-over-soldiers-presence.html


Nnamdi Kanu's younger brother, Emmanuel who spoke to The Nation on Wednesday November 25, said residents have become apprehensive by the soldiers’ presence.



Emmanuel stressed that Afaraukwu is yet to recover from the shock and trauma of an alleged 2017 military invasion and further added that they are not comfortable with soldiers patrolling the “peaceful” community.



He said;



“We don’t want what happened at Lekki to happen again in our community."



Brother of the secessionist group's leader also called on military authorities not to deploy soldiers in the peaceful community to avoid ''intimidation and harassment of innocent residents and indigenes.''



However an officer at the 14 Brigade Headquarters who did not want to be named, dismissed Prince Kanu’s claim and also stated the soldiers were carrying out their legitimate duties.



Appealing to members of the community and public to go about their lawful business, the military source insisted that it is only someone that has a ''skeleton in his cupboard that will be agitated.'']]>
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 10:05:23 +0000
university students strip off and bare naked bums in annual 'best bums' (photo) http://nairaplace.com//2581/university-students-strip-off-and-bare-naked-bums-in-annual-best-bums-photo-.html
The students at the top university stripped down and bared their backsides for the annual best booty competition which is run by the student newspaper, the Tab.

Contestants must come up with a creative way to show off their butts against the best back drops in Cambridge.



On the Tab’s entrance page, the newspaper said: “2020 has been a year like no other. But now at least there is light at the end of the tunnel, something to do during your government-approved lockdown excursions – strip your kit off and enter The Tab’s Best Bums competition.''

“We’re looking for Cantabs to bare all in Cambridge’s most iconic locations (if you dare) – and coronavirus restrictions mean that you’re going to have to get creative."



It continued: “You can enter solo, or as a group entry (COVID safety precautions allowing!)

“Why not try bonding with your household by taking photos of each others’ bums? Or group workout sessions to get that perfect peach?”



The paper warned students to stay two metres away from their photographer unless they were in their household and to maintain social distancing regulations.]]>
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 09:57:08 +0000
Woman releases photos claiming she saw a man's soul leave his body as he drowned http://nairaplace.com//2580/woman-releases-photos-claiming-she-saw-a-man-s-soul-leave-his-body-as-he-drowned.html


According to Guiterrez, she saw the man's spirit emerge and walk over the water in the Philippines on November 21.


She has now released footage of the 'spirit" which filmed on her phone at the Davao del Norte province .



The man, identified as Dondon, reportedly drowned at the quarry site while trying to save a stray dog.



Woman releases photos claiming she saw a man



Dondon was able to push the animal to safety but continued to slip into the deeper part of the water while doing so.



His colleague raised the alarm when he noticed he had been gone for a while.



Woman releases photos claiming she saw a man



A rescue team was then called to save him and it was in these nerve-biting moments that the onlooker claimed the white spirit emerged from the water.



She said: "It was very creepy because I did not expect to capture that thing on my phone.



Woman releases photos claiming she saw a man



"I know it was his ghost. It gave me goosebumps when I watched it.''



When asked if she had used a video editor to tamper with the video, Guiterrez was adamant she didn't edit it.



Woman releases photos claiming she saw a man



She added: ''It has upset the family of the man. They are so upset. I recorded the people trying to save him and I didn't expect to see that.

"When I played it back, I caught something like a spirit walking on the water.

"It had the shape of a man.'']]>
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 09:51:01 +0000
Day-old baby found dead at refuse dump in Port Harcourt (photos) http://nairaplace.com//2579/day-old-baby-found-dead-at-refuse-dump-in-port-harcourt-photos-.html


The body was discovered at the refuse site along Ikwerre road, Mile 2 Diobu area of the city around 9.30pm on Wednesday, November 25.



An advocacy group, Centre for Basic Rights Protection and Accountability Campaign, has condemn the dastardly act.



"We Condemn the evil act by unknown mother of a day old baby boy who dumped him at a waste bin in Ikwerre road opposite Egede street Mile 2 diobu, PortHarcourt, Rivers,Nigeria which eventually led to the death of the baby.," the group said in a statement on Thursday morning.



"Unfortunately the baby died before our arrival at about 9:30pm Wednesday night. The action by the unknown mother is in clear violation of the right to life of the infant child."]]>
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 09:48:48 +0000
5-year-old boy's scalp and ear ripped off by six pit bulls as he walked home http://nairaplace.com//2578/5-year-old-boy-s-scalp-and-ear-ripped-off-by-six-pit-bulls-as-he-walked-home-.html
Mickele Allen was brutally attacked by the pit bulls in Jamaica on November 22.

He was discovered covered in blood with his flesh visible.

Mickele's brothers rushed to the scene where he was still under attack by one of the dogs.

The young boy was flown to New York City for treatment after well-wishers raised £185,000 ($250,000).

Surgeons battled to reconstruct his face. Dr. Evan Garfein, chief of plastic surgery at Montefiore said: "He was attacked by six pit bulls on his way home from the candy store.

"He lost a tremendous amount of blood. He was found by his brother with the dogs still attacking him."

Dr Garfein had come across the fundraiser and said he wanted to help the poor boy out, reports The Sun Online.

He said: "He had about 50 to 60% of his scalp torn away.

"Most of his forehead, his left ear, part of his left cheek, major injuries to both arms and both legs."

Shereen Antoinette Grindley, Mickele's mum said the five-year-old was recovering well.

She told ABC13: "I saw him this morning.

"He is recuperating very fast, he is eating, he is talking, he is just amazing, amazing. I'm so overwhelmed."

"I'm so happy, where he is coming from and where he is now."

Speaking about the doctors and those who had donated, she said: "I just want to say thank you, thank you, thank you very much."]]>
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 09:44:00 +0000
Igbo presidency can only be achieved if we engage with the North - Ike Ekweremadu http://nairaplace.com//2577/igbo-presidency-can-only-be-achieved-if-we-engage-with-the-north-ike-ekweremadu-.html


Ekweremadu said this on Wednesday, November 25, when he spoke at the 2020 edition of the Brandish Meeting of Minds Colloquium.



“There is clamour for Igbo presidency today. And I believe it can only be realised if we engage ourselves in conversation with northern Nigeria to buy into our initiative. There can never be a universal decision of any ethnic group and the rest of us in this country. It is only dialogue and conversation that can be equity to all parts of the country.”he said
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Thu, 26 Nov 2020 09:38:50 +0000
Nigerian male cross-dresser Jay Boogie flaunts his 'curves' in new photos http://nairaplace.com//2576/nigerian-male-cross-dresser-jay-boogie-flaunts-his-curves-in-new-photos.html


A Queen is a woman who carries herself in an enviable charisma, a woman who's endowed with a willingness to ignore fools, a Queen would never go around feeling and showing her reign is threatened, too lame such an act for a queen, cause she knows her place, I mean a Queen wears a crown, not a tiara!.



I had no intention to be a threat to anyone's path, and I was never born to scare any shaft who feels her stove throne is about to be snatched into obvious damnation, give it time, You might be a queen in your kingdom, but don't forget we're all queens in our different castles.



Life is a journey sweetheart, not a competition and two wrongs don't make a right, take your parents for example just like you, it's a case of Enjoy it while it last and with that I bid you goodluck, impress me more with the foolery. Arrogance and stupidity all in one package, how efficient of you.
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Thu, 26 Nov 2020 09:36:24 +0000
Man rapes and kills young mum before tying 11 year old girl next to the dead body http://nairaplace.com//2575/man-rapes-and-kills-young-mum-before-tying-11-year-old-girl-next-to-the-dead-body.html
The lady, Rhayany Rhutila Moraes Silva aged 30 was allegedly attacked by the man before he fled in the early hours of November 23.

The ordeal took place in the Brazilian municipality of Barra do Garcas in the west-central state of Mato Grosso and Rhayany's body was found after she was reported missing by her friend, who called her employer.
Her employer then reportedly jumped the gate to her house and discovered both the woman and child tied up

The woman was gagged and tied from head to toe and lying dead on her stomach.



The unnamed child, whose arms were tied with pieces of clothing, was found alive and terrified.

Speaking to police, the girl reported that the unknown killer broke in through the back of the house and was armed with a knife.



He then made several threats against the both of them before raping and killing the woman.



Speaking to police, the young girl described the killer as a tall, white, bearded man, who fled the scene on a motorbike after committing the crime.



He has not yet been caught.



The case is being investigated by the police and coronary tests are underway to determine the exact cause of Silva's death.

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Wed, 25 Nov 2020 14:52:29 +0000
Gunmen kidnap wife and son of Atiku’s security detail http://nairaplace.com//2574/gunmen-kidnap-wife-and-son-of-atiku-s-security-detail.html


It was alleged that the gun-wielding kidnappers who stormed the suburb, had “free operations” for nearly 30 minutes. Eyewitnesses alleged that they came for Atiku's security detail, but took his wife and son when they did not meet him.



An eyewitness told The Nation;



“The kidnappers believed that the police personnel, being so close to Atiku, would have money, so they went for him but took his wife and son when they did not find him."



Adamawa police spokesperson, DSP Suleiman Nguroje who confirmed the incident said;



"The state commissioner of police has ordered that those abducted be rescued.

“We want residents to always help in giving timely and useful information that could help in tracking down the undesirable elements plaguing our society.]]>
Wed, 25 Nov 2020 14:42:50 +0000
Mob sets suspected thief ablaze in Delta for snatching phone with toy gun (photos) http://nairaplace.com//2573/mob-sets-suspected-thief-ablaze-in-delta-for-snatching-phone-with-toy-gun-photos-.html

It was gathered that the suspect, who was part of a two-man gang accosted a lady with a toy gun and snatched her mobile phone and undisclosed sum of money.


When the victim discovered that it was a toy gun, she raised the alarm and the suspected robbers fled.



The alarm attracted the attention of the a mob in the area, who pursued the suspects. They caught one of them, beat him to death before setting his body ablaze.


Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, confirmed the incident.

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Wed, 25 Nov 2020 14:38:18 +0000
"I concede NOTHING' - Donald Trump continues to reject Joe Biden's electoral win http://nairaplace.com//2572/-i-concede-nothing-donald-trump-continues-to-reject-joe-biden-s-electoral-win.html


Recall on Monday evening, Trump said on Twitter he had given the General Services Administration (GSA) head, Emily Murphy, permision to begin conducting transition with Joe Biden's team in the best interest of the country, an indication that Trump was beginning to realize he lost to the Democrat.



I want to thank Emily Murphy at GSA for her steadfast dedication and loyalty to our Country. She has been harassed, threatened, and abused – and I do not want to see this happen to her, her family, or employees of GSA. Our case STRONGLY continues, we will keep up the good...

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 23, 2020
...fight, and I believe we will prevail! Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 23, 2020


But Tuesday afternoon, November 24, Trump comtinued to push back on Biden's claim to the election, saying the GSA does not determine who the next US president will win. While he also retweeted his supporter who said he wasn't conceding .]]>
Wed, 25 Nov 2020 08:31:16 +0000
Jennifer Lopez, 51, showcases her jaw dropping figure in racy shots (photo) http://nairaplace.com//2571/jennifer-lopez-51-showcases-her-jaw-dropping-figure-in-racy-shots-photo-.html


The 51-year-old singer is set to launch her own brand of beauty and skin care products with a release date of January 1, 2021.



Today, November 24, she shared what appears to be an ad for her skin and beauty line.

The mum-of-two posted a video of herself completely naked as the camera showed off various angles of her body.]]>
Wed, 25 Nov 2020 08:27:31 +0000
55-year-old man arrested with 4 human skulls, hands and jaws in Ogun http://nairaplace.com//2570/55-year-old-man-arrested-with-4-human-skulls-hands-and-jaws-in-ogun.html


Ogun police spokesperson, Abimobola Oyeyemi said the suspect who is a resident of 7, Odunsi Street, Ijebu Igbo area was arrested on Monday November 23 after being seen with a bag suspected to contain stolen property.



He said;



“The suspect was arrested after the incident was reported at Ago Iwoye division that a man was seen with a bag suspected to contain stolen property, and when he was challenged, he dropped the bag and ran into the bush.

“Upon the report, the DPO of Ago Iwoye police station, CSP Paul Omiwole, led his detectives to the scene where they opened the bag and discovered that it contains dry human parts.

“Consequently, the bush he ran into was properly combed and the suspect was apprehended."



Upon being interrogated, he confessed to have harvested the human parts from one Christian cemetery in Oke Eri, Ijebu-Ode together with one Lekan Bakare who is now at large. The Ogun Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun has directed that the case be transferred to the state CIID for further investigation and prosecution.

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Wed, 25 Nov 2020 08:24:40 +0000
Bobrisky flashes his ''boobs'' as he steps out in sheer outfit (photos) http://nairaplace.com//2569/bobrisky-flashes-his-boobs-as-he-steps-out-in-sheer-outfit-photos-.html Wed, 25 Nov 2020 08:20:50 +0000 "Do not split bill with a man" popular lesbian, Amara advices women http://nairaplace.com//2568/-do-not-split-bill-with-a-man-popular-lesbian-amara-advices-women-.html


She explained that men make more money because they have more power in society, therefore they should keep paying the bulk of the bills until there's a balance in earning power.



She wrote: "Do not split bill with a man. Not yet. Men are still the more empowered specie. splitting bills now will only make men richer and more empowered. and also, life is bigger than men or women. so men should pay everytime. cause statistics say men have more power and money."



She added: "Dear men, if you want to split bills with women. then join the chat. women want to pay. we like power too. we want it. this is why we should all be feminists. this is why we should all want equality for all humans. power for all humans. money and job opportunities for everyone!"

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Wed, 25 Nov 2020 08:19:10 +0000
168 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2567/168-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


Other states with new cases include Lagos-50, Kaduna-27, Oyo-12, Rivers-6, Katsina-5, Ogun-3, Kwara-2, Edo-1 and Kano-1.



Nigeria now has 66,607 confirmed cases with 62,311 patients discharged so far, while 1,169 deaths have been recorded.

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Wed, 25 Nov 2020 07:35:58 +0000
Kanye West gifts Chris Brown a luxury tank truck http://nairaplace.com//2566/kanye-west-gifts-chris-brown-a-luxury-tank-truck.html


The singer shared a photo of himself posing on the truck and wrote: "THANK YOU KANYE."

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Wed, 25 Nov 2020 07:34:10 +0000
How can a "minister of information" be so "misinformed"?- DJ Switch attacks Lai http://nairaplace.com//2565/how-can-a-minister-of-information-be-so-misinformed-dj-switch-attacks-lai-.html


Last week, Mr Mohammed had a press conference where he attacked CNN over the documentary they released concerning the shooting incident.



While CNN insisted that the soldiers fired live ammunition at the #EndSARS protesters, Lai Mohammed said the Federal government believes the account of the Nigerian Army that they shot blank bullets and not live ammunition at the protesters. Mohammed at the press conference called DJ Switch a fraud and also asked who was ''sponsoring her''. Read here.



Reacting to his comments via her Twitter handle, DJ Switch wrote

''How can a "minister of information" be so "misinformed"?The only believable thing about him, is his name...Lai Unfortunately sir,the truth is a very stubborn thing! Tnk u all 4 ur well wishes & prayers.Its nt bn easy 4 me bt d need 2 #SoroSoke is more important than their bullying'']]>
Wed, 25 Nov 2020 07:31:13 +0000
'The Grammys Remain Corrupt' - The Weeknd responds to 2021 Grammys snub http://nairaplace.com//2564/-the-grammys-remain-corrupt-the-weeknd-responds-to-2021-grammys-snub.html


The Canadian singer, 30, leveled an accusation of corruption against the Recording Academy after he was snubbed for the 2021 Grammy Awards.



“The Grammys remain corrupt,” he wrote on social media. “You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…”



The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency...

— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) November 25, 2020


A source close to the situation alleges that the Grammys and The Weeknd’s team were at odds over him playing at the January 31 Grammy ceremony and the Super Bowl halftime show, which occurs a week later.



“There were many conversations between the Grammys and the Weeknd team about his performance slated for the 2021 Grammys,” the source says. “There was an ultimatum given resulting in a struggle over him also playing the Super Bowl that went on for some time and was eventually agreed upon that he would perform at both events… [The Recording Academy] had all these convos with the Weeknd team in the past month, and today on November 24th, the Weeknd had not one nomination and is now completely ignored by the Grammys.”



The source added: “This was the year that they were supposed to rise up. What is the process and where is the transparency?”



“We understand that the Weeknd is disappointed at not being nominated. I was surprised and can empathize with what he’s feeling. His music this year was excellent, and his contributions to the music community and broader world are worthy of everyone’s admiration,” Recording Academy Chair and Interim President/CEO Harvey Mason Jr. tells Rolling Stone in a statement.



“We would have loved to have him also perform on the Grammy stage the weekend before [the Super Bowl],” he adds. “Unfortunately, every year, there are fewer nominations than the number of deserving artists … To be clear, voting in all categories ended well before The Weeknd’s performance at the Super Bowl was announced, so in no way could it have affected the nomination process,” Mason Jr says. “All Grammy nominees are recognized by the voting body for their excellence, and we congratulate them all.”

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Wed, 25 Nov 2020 07:28:13 +0000
lady arrested for setting her ex-boyfriend's home ablaze, killing his new girlfriend http://nairaplace.com//2563/lady-arrested-for-setting-her-ex-boyfriend-s-home-ablaze-killing-his-new-girlfriend-.html
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Muyiwa Adejobi, says Mohammed, an ex-lover to Jemila, had the hint of the incident and rushed to the house where he met his house on fire but managed to rescue Rabi, his new lover, from the inferno and took her to the hospital where she gave up the ghost on Saturday, November 21.



''Mohammed had alleged his former lover, Jemila Ibrahim, of infidelity before they broke up; he later met and fell in love with his new lover, Rabi, that was caught up in the inferno.

The duo of Jemila Ibrahim, f, and her friend, Fatimo Mohammed, f, of Monkey Village, who accompanied Jemila to commit the heinous crime, have been arrested by the police operatives attacked to Satellite Division of the command. ''the statement read


Adejobi said the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the matter be transferred to the State CID, Panti, for discreet investigation.]]>
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:33:34 +0000
56 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2562/56-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria-.html


A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Kaduna-18, FCT-17, Lagos-6, Plateau-5, Kano-3, Kwara-2, Yobe-2, Ekiti-1, Niger-1, Rivers-1.



There are now 66,439 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,168 deaths have been recorded. 62,241 patients who recovered from the disease have been discharged.

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Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:28:51 +0000
Trump lets Biden begin presidential transition, appears to admit election defeat http://nairaplace.com//2561/trump-lets-biden-begin-presidential-transition-appears-to-admit-election-defeat.html


Despite Trump’s claims of electoral fraud, his campaign’s legal attempts to change the election have been roundly rejected by judges across the country who note that there is no evidence for showing Democrats rigged the Nov. 3 contest for Biden.



Until Monday evening, Trump had refuses to allow General Services Administration (GSA) to confirm the Democrat as president-elect — a formality that kept him from accessing federal distribution plans for a potential COVID-19 vaccine, top-secret intelligence briefings and other critical resources.



In a tweet on Monday November 23, Trump said he had told Emily Murphy, his handpicked administrator of the General Services Administration, to sign the appropriate papers allowing Biden’s transition team access to the federal resources he has been withholding while waging a baseless court battle to subvert the results of the election.



Though Trump didn’t outrightly concede, he cryptically insisted that his case for overturning Biden’s victory “STRONGLY continues.”

“We will keep up the good fight, and I believe we will prevail!” tweeted Trump, who has barely been seen in public since losing the election.

“Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.” he added ]]>
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:27:40 +0000
FG appeals to Nigerians not to travel home for the festivities due to Coronavirus http://nairaplace.com//2560/fg-appeals-to-nigerians-not-to-travel-home-for-the-festivities-due-to-coronavirus.html


The chairman of the task force and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, gave the advice at a press briefing on Monday, November 23. He said such trips should be put on hold to reduce the spread of the novel Coronavirus which is still in the country.



According to him, there will always be other festive seasons when people can travel for.



“Ahead of the upsurge in travels for the Christmas and New Year festivities, we urge strongly that for this year, such trips should be put on hold firmly because of the risks involved. The transmission rate has simply become astronomical. There will always be many more festive seasons to celebrate,” he said
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Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:24:29 +0000
Reginae Carter is feeling so excited and confident over her new breast implants. http://nairaplace.com//2559/reginae-carter-is-feeling-so-excited-and-confident-over-her-new-breast-implants-.html
The 21-year-old television personality, who is the daughter of legendary rapper Lil Wayne and his first wife Antonia "Toya" Johnson opened up about the procedure during an interview with PEOPLE.

Reginae said she decided to go under the knife last month to get breast implants, as it was something she had wanted since her teens.

"I've wanted to enhance my boobs since I was like 16, 17," Carter tells PEOPLE. "But my mom was always like, 'Girl, no, just wait until you have your first child because you don't know how everything's going to be.' I'm 21 now, so she was like, 'I can't tell you what to do. You look perfect the way you are, but it's whatever you want to do.' So I finally got to do it, and I'm so excited about it."



Weeks since the procedure was done, Carter says the healing process hasn't been "that bad."



"I just had to sit inside for like a good two, three weeks and let everything heal and drop," she says. "I feel like they're still in the process of dropping, but I still love them right now. At first, it felt like my chest was a little heavy, but after a while it was cool."



Despite previously stating on Instagram in 2018 that she was "good" without implants, Carter says her outlook changed as she got older.

"I also said I'd never get a wig before, and here I am," she says with a laugh. "It's like, I'm young. I'm growing."



Carter also explained that her decision to undergo breast enhancement surgery was not born from insecurity.



"Reginae always had confidence," she says. "I feel like it makes my little shirts cuter and my outfits come together more, but I have always been comfortable in my own skin. Any enhancement that I wanted to make was my decision. Nobody pressured me. Nobody told me to do this. I feel like I didn't have society telling me this. I feel like it's self-love. I love myself. I loved myself before the boobs, and I love myself after. I don't care what people have to say."]]>
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:22:47 +0000
Woman allegedly uses hot knife to burn 12-year-old relative over missing 5,000 Naira http://nairaplace.com//2558/woman-allegedly-uses-hot-knife-to-burn-12-year-old-relative-over-missing-5-000-naira.html


Iswat Taofeek, a resident of No 36 Isoka Kugba, Abeokuta, Ogun State, was arrested after a neighbour took the injured boy to a police station to report the abuse.



The Ogun State Police command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this to newsmen on Monday Nov 23, in a statement issued in Abeokuta.

Oyeyemi said, “The suspect was today arrested at about 8:30am, following a complaint by one of her neighbors who came to Adatan police station with the little boy whose body was full of injuries inflicted on him with a hot knife and cutlass.



"While the report was being lodged, the little boy fainted at the station and was quickly rushed to a hospital for medical attention”.

"On the strength of the report, the DPO Adatan division, CSP Samuel Aladegoroye detailed his detectives to the woman’s house where she was promptly arrested.



"On interrogation, the suspect explained that the little boy is a son to her brother-in-law and he has been living with her for some time.



"She stated further that she kept the sum of 5,000 Naira somewhere in the house but couldn’t find it and she believed that it was the boy who stole it and that was why she put a knife on fire until it was red hot before she used it to burn the little boy all over his body."



Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the case to anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the State Criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.]]>
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:18:55 +0000
Gunmen kill Delta businessman http://nairaplace.com//2557/gunmen-kill-delta-businessman.html


The father of five, who owns a car mart opposite St, Anthony Catholic Church, Airport Road, Warri, was shot dead at about 10.00 p.m on Sunday, November 22.



According to the Nigerian Tribune, the assailants reportedly tracked him at the gate of his compound located behind Regent International School, close to Christ Embassy in Jeddo, Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State.



They shot him in the head as he drove inside his compound, killing him on the spot and fled the scene.


It was gathered that before the deceased was killed, one of the gunmen had entered Ugboh’s house and made away with some items suspected to be vital business documents.]]>
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:11:48 +0000
I’ll choose you to be my husband over and over - Former first lady, Patience Jonathan http://nairaplace.com//2556/i-ll-choose-you-to-be-my-husband-over-and-over-former-first-lady-patience-jonathan-.html


Patience said this while celebrating her husband at a family get together last Friday, November 20, when the former President turned a year older.



Speaking at the get-together. she said

''My husband, my hero, my king, the father of my children, I thank almighty God for choosing you to be my life partner.

Not only are you the most loving husband a woman could ever wish for, but you are also my best friend. On this special birthday, I want to tell you how much I appreciate you in my life. It has been a blessing making this life journey with you.

If I have to do it again my love, I would choose you to be my husband over and over. You are the best. To me, you mean the whole world and I love you more than words could ever express. May God bless you always. Happy Birthday.”]]>
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 08:03:41 +0000
155 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2555/155-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-85, FCT-23, Ondo-18, Ogun-8, Kaduna-5, Oyo-5, Taraba-5, Kano-3, Rivers-2, Bauchi-1.



There are now 63,328 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,155 deaths habe been recorded. 59,675 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.

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Mon, 23 Nov 2020 07:58:34 +0000
Security operatives wished us luck as we went to pay ransom – Families of ABU 9 http://nairaplace.com//2554/security-operatives-wished-us-luck-as-we-went-to-pay-ransom-families-of-abu-9.html


Daily Trust reported that the bandits had demanded a cumulative ransom of N270 million, asking each parent to provide N30 million for the students’ freedom. However, after days of negotiations with relatives, it was gathered that the kidnappers settled for unequal amounts from various families.



Families of the kidnapped students were reportedly asked to converge around a forest in Chikun Local Government Area where they will be given directions into the forest.



One of the relatives, who conveyed N500,000 to secure his sister’s release said:



"It was as if we were given the same time to bring the ransom. About 12 people were released on Saturday night among them the nine students; eight females and a male. Each family went with their ransom separately in a bag and we were all directed by the kidnappers."



Another family source who delivered N800,000 for the release of his niece said each family was given a particular amount to deliver with the least being N500,000. He said;



“Some paid N700,000, some paid N800,000 and another paid N1 million. However, we paid N800, 000 to get my niece out of the forest.

“If you are travelling to Abuja from Kaduna, immediately after the NYSC camp, there is a solar light at a small village called Dutse. By the side, there is a tarred road that goes into Gwagwada but before we got to Gwagwada, there is a road that will lead you to Maro village. It was on our way to Maro that we were diverted into the forest. We are in serious trouble in this country because this thing happened just close to the NYSC camp.”



Recounting how security operatives allegedly wished them luck, he added;



“We met with security agents who were patrolling the area while on our way and they asked us where we were going to because it was late at night. We told them we were on our way to pay ransom for the release of our relatives and the security agents wished us good luck.

“We drove for about 30 minutes inside the bush and then we saw some people on motorcycles and we were asked to hop on. We rode on the motorcycles for another 30 minutes deep into the forest.”



Upon getting into the forest, the man whose niece was kidnapped said armed men surrounded them and asked them to raise their hands.



He said;



“We did as ordered because they were well-armed and so they searched our body and when they didn’t find anything, they collected the money and counted them all to be sure they were complete before they released the victims.

“We were asked to form a queue and one by one, we were attended to. If your money is complete, you will be asked to provide the name of the person you were paying for and the person will be called out then you will stand aside and the next person on the queue will be attended to."



The source also told the publication that some of the kidnappers tried to have small talk with them, as one of them told them he was an ex-security agent who quit and joined the group. Others claimed to be from the Niger Republic and Cameroon. He also revealed that the students and three others were released around 10 pm on Saturday but by the time they got to Abuja Junction, it was about 2am on Sunday.



Some of the students told Daily Trust that their abductors beat them over their parents’ failure to raise the ransom requested. One student said the ransom was paid to secure the release of eight students while the ninth was released out of sympathy.



One of the students said;



“The abductors were unable to reach her relatives and they threatened to kill her but at the last minute, when we were about to leave, out of sympathy, she was asked to join us.

“They beat us and threatened us, but not as much as they beat the men in our midst. We slept in the open, on the grass and the kidnappers provided food and asked the females to cook meals. Sometimes we ate rice and yam and other times, we ate kwado-made from garri and kulikuli. The water was dirty but we had no option but to drink it."



Another student who said she contracted malaria, revealed that the forest was cold with a lot of mosquitoes and most of them shivered during the night.



She said;



“They didn’t separate us. We were kept together with others. Some people were released on Friday but the nine of us were set free on Saturday together with three others. This is an experience I will never forget and I pray no one experiences it because it was terrible."



The student also revealed that because they were all dirty and unkempt, the kidnappers gifted them N30, 000 to buy soap to wash their cloth.

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Mon, 23 Nov 2020 07:56:53 +0000
Taylor Swift, The Weeknd win big at American Music Awards 2020 http://nairaplace.com//2553/taylor-swift-the-weeknd-win-big-at-american-music-awards-2020.html

The event kicked off with Covid-19 protocols in place and had multiple live performances, as well as in-person presenters, and even a small audience.


Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes opened the show with their new single, "Monster." Bieber also performed two of his hit singles, "Lonely" and "Holy."


Katy Perry took the stage for the first time since becoming a mom and performed "Only Love" with Darius Rucker. Megan Thee Stallion and Lil Baby also performed at the award.



Singers Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and country duo Dan + Shay emerged the top winners at the award, earning three trophies each.


Swift, who didn't attend the show in person, scooped up prize of the night ; artist of the year -- and another two AMAs for the favourite music video for "Cardigan" and favourite female artist - pop/rock.



The Weeknd earned three trophies in the soul/R&B category for favourite male artist, favourite album for ''After Hours'', and favourite song for "Heartless".



Duo Dan + Shay bagged two awards for their song "10,000 Hours" featuring Justin Bieber in the collaboration of the year and favourite song - country categories. They were also adjudged favourite duo or group - country.



Rapper Doja Cat won two awards: new artist of the year and favourite female artist - soul/R&B.



See the full list of nominees and winners indicated in bold.



ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Justin Bieber

Post Malone

Roddy Ricch

Taylor Swift (WINNER)

The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Lewis Capaldi

Doja Cat (WINNER)

DaBaby

Lil Baby

Roddy Ricch

Megan Thee Stallion

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”

Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours” (WINNER)

Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”

Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé, “Savage Remix”

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST
BTS (WINNER)

Billie Eilish

EXO

Ariana Grande

NCT 127

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO
Doja Cat, “Say So”

Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good”

Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”

Taylor Swift, “Cardigan” (WINNER)

The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Justin Bieber (WINNER)

Post Malone

The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Dua Lipa

Lady Gaga

Taylor Swift (WINNER)

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
BTS (WINNER)

Jonas Brothers

Maroon 5

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Harry Styles, “Fine Line” (WINNER)

Taylor Swift, “Folklore”

The Weeknd, “After Hours”

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK
Lewis Capaldi, “Someone You Loved”

Dua Lipa, “Don’t Start Now” (WINNER)

Post Malone, “Circles”

Roddy Ricch, “The Box”

The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Kane Brown (WINNER)

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST- COUNTRY
Gabby Barrett

Miranda Lambert

Maren Morris (WINNER)

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY
Dan + Shay (WINNER)

Florida Georgia Line

Old Dominion

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Luke Combs, “What You See Is What You Get”

Blake Shelton, “Fully Loaded: God’s Country” (WINNER)

Morgan Wallen, “If I Know Me”

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY
Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours” (WINNER)

Maren Morris, “The Bones”

Blake Shelton (duet with Gwen Stefani), “Nobody But You”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
DaBaby

Juice WRLD (WINNER)

Roddy Ricch

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Cardi B

Nicki Minaj (WINNER)

Megan Thee Stallion

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
Lil Baby, “My Turn”

Lil Uzi Vert, “Eternal Atake”

Roddy Ricch, “Please Forgive Me For Being Anti Social” (WINNER)

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP” (WINNER)

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”

Roddy Rich, “The Box”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown

John Legend

The Weeknd (WINNER)

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Jhene Aiko

Doja Cat (WINNER)

Summer Walker

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Doja Cat, “Hot Pink”

Summer Walker, “Over It”

The Weeknd, “After Hours” (WINNER)

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown ft. Drake, “No Guidance”

Summer Walker, “Playing Games”

The Weeknd, “Heartless” (WINNER)

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – LATIN, PRESENTED BY CHEETOS
Bad Bunny (WINNER)

J Balvin

Ozuna

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST- LATIN, PRESENTED BY CHEETOS
Becky G (WINNER)

Karol G

Rosalía

FAVORITE ALBUM – LATIN, PRESENTED BY CHEETOS
Anuel AA, “Emmanuel”

Bad Bunny, “Las Que No Iban A Salir”

Bad Bunny, “YHLQMDLG” (WINNER)

FAVORITE SONG – LATIN, PRESENTED BY CHEETOS
Bad Bunny “Vete”

Black Eyed Peas x J Balvin, “RITMO (Bad Boys for Life)”

Karol G & Nicki Minaj, “Tusa” (WINNER)

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Billie Eilish

Tame Impala

Twenty One Pilots (WINNER)

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Lewis Capaldi

Jonas Brothers (WINNER)

Maroon 5

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Lauren Daigle (WINNER)

For King & Country

Kanye West

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
Kygo

Lady Gaga (WINNER)

Marshmello

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK
“Birds of Prey: The Album” (WINNER)

“Frozen 2”

“Trolls: World Tour”]]>
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 07:51:44 +0000
See how Regina Daniels grind her husband, Ned Nwoko, at the club http://nairaplace.com//2552/see-how-regina-daniels-grind-her-husband-ned-nwoko-at-the-club.html
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Mon, 23 Nov 2020 07:49:15 +0000
We have to go after the hoodlums and ensure they pay - Rotimi Amaechi http://nairaplace.com//2551/we-have-to-go-after-the-hoodlums-and-ensure-they-pay-rotimi-amaechi.html


Speaking during a visit to the facility on Sunday November 22, the former Governor of Rivers state admitted that protests are legitimate but condemned those who hide under the guise of demonstrations to destroy public and private properties.



Amaechi tweeted;



“We toured the H/Q today & it wasn’t a good sight. If people are arrested for the crime perpetrated, they will not do it again. We have to go after the hoodlums & ensure they pay.

“The right to protest is defined in the laws of the land, it doesn’t include burning people’s private houses and public assets that belong to every Nigerian."

Amaechi also described the damage as disastrous as he recalled being part of protests as a student. He however noted that they did not take the laws into their hands during those demonstrations.



He added;



“If you remember in 1983, during the time of Babangida and Buhari, we were always on the streets as students, we never took laws into our hands and we never destroyed people’s property."



The Minister also asked NPA's management to come to the cabinet and ask for funds for the reconstruction of its headquarters. ]]>
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 07:46:50 +0000
We took live bullets to Lekki tollgate - Nigerian army admits http://nairaplace.com//2550/we-took-live-bullets-to-lekki-tollgate-nigerian-army-admits-.html


Ibrahim Taiwo, commander of the 81 division of the Nigerian Army confirmed this while being cross examined by Olumide Fusika, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) before the Lagos judicial panel on Saturday November 21.



Taiwo who said the live bullets was for the protection of the army team that was deployed to restore order in the area, averred that the soldiers who opened fire used blank bullets. He also disclosed that their colleagues with live rounds were on ground to protect from suspected hoodlums who fomented trouble.

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Sun, 22 Nov 2020 10:03:34 +0000
246 new cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2549/246-new-cases-of-covid19-recorded-in-nigeria.html


According to statistics released by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 66 new cases. Other states with new cases include Plateau-63, FCT-48, Kaduna-21, Bayelsa-19, Rivers-12, Niger-9, Ogun-4, Ekiti-2, Bauchi-1 and Osun-1.



Nigeria now has 66,228 confirmed cases of the viral disease.



61,884 patients have been discharged while 1,166 deaths have been recorded so far.

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Sun, 22 Nov 2020 10:00:55 +0000
Photos from the wedding fatiha of Bashir El-Rufai, son of Kaduna state governor http://nairaplace.com//2548/photos-from-the-wedding-fatiha-of-bashir-el-rufai-son-of-kaduna-state-governor.html


The wedding ceremony was attended by Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II; former Senate President Bukola Saraki, Jigawa State Governor, Badaru Abubakar; Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni; Minister of Science and Technology Ogbonnaya Onu and a host of others.

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Sun, 22 Nov 2020 09:59:41 +0000
Rita Dominic, Kate Henshaw, Ini Edo, Chika Ike,etc at William's Uchemba's wedding http://nairaplace.com//2547/rita-dominic-kate-henshaw-ini-edo-chika-ike-etc-at-william-s-uchemba-s-wedding-.html


Those in attendance include Rita Dominic, Ini Edo, Chika Ike, Kate Henshaw, Ufuomma McDermott, and many others.]]>
Sun, 22 Nov 2020 09:57:26 +0000
FG to slash levy on imported cars from 35% to 5% http://nairaplace.com//2546/fg-to-slash-levy-on-imported-cars-from-35-to-5-.html


The bill which will come as a welcome development to Nigerians who have been financially impacted by a 2020 year plagued by the Coronavirus pandemic, is contained in the draft bill of the 2020 finance bill to be presented to the national assembly.



Once the bill has been passed by the legislature and signed by President Muhammadu Buhari, it'll automatically become law.



The bill also shows that the import duty of tractors and motor vehicles for the transportation of goods will be slashed from 35 percent to 10 percent while tax relief will be granted to companies that donated to the COVID-19 relief fund under the private sector-led Coalition against COVID-19 (CACOVID).



According to Zainab Ahmed, the Nigerian minister of finance, budget, and national planning, had previously explained that the reduction in import duties and levies is being done to reduce the cost of transportation.

“The reason for us is to reduce the cost of transportation which is a major driver of inflation especially food production,” she told state house correspondents at the end of the federal executive council (FEC) on Wednesday, November 18.


Recall on Wednesday November 18, media aide of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Laolu Akande, tweeted on the reduction of import duty.

“President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is proposing more tax incentives in the 2020 Finance Bill including import duty reductions from 35 to 10% & 0% levies on tractors, transport vehicles & co, 50% reduction of minimum tax, specific TETFUND exemption.

"There would also be tax relief for contributions to the COVID-19 Relief Fund, while retirees’ compensation exemption threshold is to be raised from N10,000 to N10million & software acquisition would now qualify as capital expenditure allowing for tax recovery of same. Expect more."]]>
Sun, 22 Nov 2020 09:52:01 +0000
Femi Gbajabiamila, visits family of vendor shot dead by his Security aide http://nairaplace.com//2545/femi-gbajabiamila-visits-family-of-vendor-shot-dead-by-his-security-aide.html
Gbajabiamila condoled with the wife and family of the late vendor at Kwata village, Madalla-Suleja, Niger State and pledged to ensure justice is served.



After the incident, the speaker released a statement in which he pledged to cater to the wife and the immediate family he left behind. He also identified the security aide as Abdullahi Hassan, whom the SSS has since detained.]]>
Sun, 22 Nov 2020 09:50:27 +0000
Femi Gbajabiamila, reveals name of DSS aide who killed newspapers vendor in Abuja http://nairaplace.com//2544/femi-gbajabiamila-reveals-name-of-dss-aide-who-killed-newspapers-vendor-in-abuja.html
The speaker disclosed this in a statement he released this afternoon. He said he has contacted late Elechi's family and will be seeing them later this evening when the parents of the deceased arrive Abuja from the village.

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Sat, 21 Nov 2020 07:43:48 +0000
9-year-old girl drowns in Kano after falling into well while fetching water http://nairaplace.com//2543/9-year-old-girl-drowns-in-kano-after-falling-into-well-while-fetching-water.html


Spokesperson of the Kano State Fire Service, Malam Saidu Muhammad, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday, November 20, said a distress call was received from Kwagar Kanawa at 8am through Gezawa police division.]]>
Sat, 21 Nov 2020 07:40:06 +0000
Woman born with testicles and a vagina insists intersex people are not freaks http://nairaplace.com//2542/woman-born-with-testicles-and-a-vagina-insists-intersex-people-are-not-freaks-.html


Courtney Skaggs, 29, was operated on as a baby. She is genetically male but was also born with a clitoris. However, her body rejected its male hormones and she now lives as an intersex woman following the invasive surgery from when she was a newborn.



Though she lives as a woman and has a vagina and a clitoris, she has never menstruated like other women.



Courtney, from San Diego in California, was deemed female by doctors soon after birth because of her overall physical appearance. She then underwent surgery at six-weeks-old to "normalize" her genitalia by removing her testicles.



She is now distressed that such a major, life-changing procedure was conducted without her consent.



According to Metro UK, the operation took place even after Courtney had been identified as intersex at birth, when doctors realized she had XY (male) chromosomes.



Courtney believes she was "robbed" of her true identity when she underwent surgery to remove the testicles she was born with, and wishes her body had been left alone.

She said she’s unsure how her body would have developed differently if she was left with her male hormone-producing testes.



Courtney now campaigns for intersex-related surgery to be stopped, claiming it strips individuals of "who they really are".



She said: "When somebody makes the decision to alter your body you are stripped of who you really are. That leads to mental trauma for a lot of people.



"I don’t know where my gender ID would be if I didn’t have that surgery. I have been robbed of who I am from the core.



"I was made to feel like I should hide who I really am for my whole life. I was forced into what was is accepted as the female definition.



"I was born with sex traits that don’t fit the standard male and female, I have some characteristics of both.



"We are neither male nor female, we are a hybrid of genders dotted along the sex spectrum. For me, I was born with testes, a vagina and a clit, and have predominantly XY chromosomes, typically found in males.

"But my body rejected the male hormones and my body developed as female. I also don’t produce any oestrogen and I didn’t go through puberty like any of my friends, I have never had a period.



"I grew up in a world where jokes were made about intersex traits so a lot of the time I’ve felt misunderstood and alone. I’ve spent a lot of time worrying if my body is normal.



"I have been made to feel like a freak for who I am because there is a lack of acceptance and recognition in society for people like me. I have not been able to live my life authentically because I’ve felt like I have to hide who I really am.



"I was pushed to fit into the female definition for most of my life. I have learned to love that I am intersex and that is something that should be celebrated, not hidden."



Courtney’s anatomical make-up means her body has never produced the usual amount of female or male hormones, which resulted in her going through the menopause as a pre-teen.



Only around 1.7% of the population is born with intersex traits, but having a combination of male and female genitalia like Courtney is much rarer.]]>
Sat, 21 Nov 2020 07:36:36 +0000
'Gernot Rohr is the worst coach in Nigeria history' – Yakubu Aiyegbeni http://nairaplace.com//2541/-gernot-rohr-is-the-worst-coach-in-nigeria-history-yakubu-aiyegbeni.html
According to Yakubu, the players during his time were very much better than the players at the national team right now.

In the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against the Leone Stars last week, the Super Eagles surrendered a four-goal lead in the first leg to settle for a 4-4 draw, while the return leg in Freetown this week ended 0-0, with Rohr’s team unable to show any swagger or technical superiority in both games.

Nigeria still leads Group L with eight points from four games – although their qualification hopes for Cameroon 2020 could be smashed if they don't win their last two games.



Rohr replaced Sunday Oliseh as the country’s permanent handler in 2016. He led the Super Eagles to the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia, where they crashed out of a group that had Argentina, Iceland and Croatia.

Aiyegbeni believes the German tactician must take the blame for the poor form.

“The coach is not good enough, let him go,” the former Everton and Portsmouth striker said on Lagos Talks.

“Some of the boys are not good enough, I don’t know where they are bringing them from. Who is inviting these players?

“Our football is getting worse every day. When I was there, people criticise us, but we’re way better than these ones.

“The coach is not good enough, no clue. Gernot Rohr is one of the worst coaches in our history. He is not good enough.”]]>
Sat, 21 Nov 2020 07:33:43 +0000
Court orders arrest of Atiku’s son for ‘contempt’ http://nairaplace.com//2540/court-orders-arrest-of-atiku-s-son-for-contempt-.html


Bashir Danmaisule ordered the arrest of Abubakar, following his failure to comply with a judgment that he should hand over their three sons to his divorced wife, Maryam Sherif.



Sherif had instituted the case against Abubakar at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Gudu, Abuja, challenging the decision of Atiku to deny her custody of her children whose ages range between six and four years.



The case was later transferred to the Upper Area Court at Kubwa and she was granted custody on October 27, 2020.



Sherif’s counsel, Nasir Saidu however applied for the issuance of a judgment-debtor summons for the defendant to appear in court to explain why he did not obey the court’s order and why he should not be committed to prison.



It was gathered that the defendant and his lawyer, Abdullahi Hassan were absent in court.



Saidu who disclosed that he served the summons on the defendant through the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) where he works on November 3, 2020, also appealed to the court to issue an order for the defendant to be arrested and imprisoned until he complies with the judgment of the court.]]>
Sat, 21 Nov 2020 07:29:34 +0000
143 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2539/143-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria-.html


A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-70, Kaduna-25, FCT-22, Ogun-11, Plateau-4, Oyo-4, Ekiti-3, Osun-2, Edo-1, Kano-1.



There are now 65,982 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,165 deaths have been recorded. 61,782 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Sat, 21 Nov 2020 07:25:09 +0000
I still don’t know who Paul or Peter is - Naira Marley wades into the Psquare feud http://nairaplace.com//2538/i-still-don-t-know-who-paul-or-peter-is-naira-marley-wades-into-the-psquare-feud-.html


Reacting to Davido's tweet in which he called out those that attended the different parties the brothers held, Naira Marley stated that he only knows Psquare and not Paul or Peter.



He tweeted;



I still don’t know who Paul or peter is. Na psquare I know
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Sat, 21 Nov 2020 07:23:06 +0000
The only person from south-east in Aso Villa is a photographer - Abaribe http://nairaplace.com//2537/the-only-person-from-south-east-in-aso-villa-is-a-photographer-abaribe.html


Abaribe said this when he featured on Channels Television's Sunrise Daily programme. The Senator who described Governor David Umahi's defection as a mere occurrence which will be evaluated properly during the next presidential election, stressed the need for back channels in government which according to him is the reason for the relevance of Mamman Daura, Buhari’s nephew in the present administration.



He said;



“Before, every part of this country was represented in the Aso Villa, so when you want to do government business because sometimes government business is done from back channels, so if you have a problem or they want to do some consultations, you make a call into the Villa, you call to your countryman and say please, can you tell oga this or that so that we can have this talk, there is none today inside the villa. There’s one guy, his name is Sunny, I think he’s a photographer.

“So, Umahi is going to talk to who? Ok, because he is governor, he can talk to chief of staff, he can go to see the president but what about others?”



There are however nine presidential aides who are from the south-east zone.]]>
Sat, 21 Nov 2020 07:20:43 +0000
Davido shows off neck chain with an image of him and his mother http://nairaplace.com//2536/davido-shows-off-neck-chain-with-an-image-of-him-and-his-mother-.html


Sharing a photo of the neck chain which has an image of him and his mother, Davido wrote "me and my mother, emotional thank you @chefchi". ]]>
Sat, 21 Nov 2020 07:19:18 +0000
Davido shows off neck chain with an image of him and his mother he got as birthday gift from Chioma http://nairaplace.com//2535/davido-shows-off-neck-chain-with-an-image-of-him-and-his-mother-he-got-as-birthday-gift-from-chioma-


Sharing a photo of the neck chain which has an image of him and his mother, Davido wrote "me and my mother, emotional thank you @chefchi". ]]>
Sat, 21 Nov 2020 07:17:51 +0000
Stop making Christianity white. God isn't white - Media gal, Bolanle Olukanni says http://nairaplace.com//2534/stop-making-christianity-white-god-isn-t-white-media-gal-bolanle-olukanni-says.html


In a post shared on her social media pages, Bolanle insisted that Christianity isn't white and so is God.



When someone opined that she was about to defend the argument that God is black, she dismissed it.

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Sat, 21 Nov 2020 07:14:50 +0000
Newborn baby suffers burns as lantern falls just as soon as the baby was born http://nairaplace.com//2533/newborn-baby-suffers-burns-as-lantern-falls-just-as-soon-as-the-baby-was-born.html


According to Big Beezy, an Instagram user who shared the story, the mother of the child, identified as Mrs Okon Daniel, went to a "traditional delivery home" to have her child due to lack of funds to go to a proper hospital.



There was no power supply at the time of delivery, being on Saturday, November 14, 2020, so a lantern was used to illuminate the room.



Unfortunately, as the baby was making its entrance, the lantern fell and caught fire, burning the child.



At the time the video was recorded, the baby was already 4 days old and had been transferred to a different hospital in Calabar for better care.

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Thu, 19 Nov 2020 14:48:02 +0000
FG condemns CNN's investigative report on Lekki shooting incident, calls for sanction http://nairaplace.com//2532/fg-condemns-cnn-s-investigative-report-on-lekki-shooting-incident-calls-for-sanction.html


On Wednesday, November 18, the international media house shared an in-depth report of its investigation on the incident. The report showed videos of what appears to be soldiers shooting directly at the protesters. CNN in its report said investigations showed that live ammunition was fired at the protesters. The media house also spoke with one Elisha Sunday who claimed his brother was killed in the incident. Read here.



Reacting to the report at a press conference on Thursday November19, Lai Mohammed who spoke on behalf of the Federal government, said the report was one-dimensional and lacked balance.



Describing the report as “irresponsible journalism”, he alleged that CNN relied on social media videos without verification to produce its report.

“This should earn CNN a serious sanction for irresponsible reporting,” Mohammed said.



The Minister added that the Federal government was standing by testimony given by the Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, who told the Judicial Panel of Inquiry instituted by the Lagos State Government last Saturday, November 14, that the military officers who were at the tollgate on that day, fired blank bullets.]]>
Thu, 19 Nov 2020 14:41:29 +0000
I try to make everyone happy but none of them tries to make me smile - Tonto Dikeh http://nairaplace.com//2531/i-try-to-make-everyone-happy-but-none-of-them-tries-to-make-me-smile-tonto-dikeh.html


The actress wrote: "I try to make everyone happy, but none of them even tries to make me smile."



She added in the caption, " pls raise your hands if you feel this way!!! It's well."

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Thu, 19 Nov 2020 14:39:24 +0000
#EndSARS: Who are her sponsors?''- Lai Mohammed tackles DJ Switch http://nairaplace.com//2530/-endsars-who-are-her-sponsors-lai-mohammed-tackles-dj-switch.html


Recall that Obianuju Udeh aka DJ Switch used her Instagram live to give live updates when the military stormed the Lekki tollgate during the #EndSARS protest on October 20.



DJ Switch has repeatedly come out to dismiss the claims of government at all levels on the number of casuaties witnessed at the Lekki shooting incident. While the Lagos state government claim two persons died, DJ Switch in a video she shared online, claimed she counted 15 dead bodies. Read here.



Speaking at a press conference on Thursday November 19, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said DJ Switch was one of the purveyors of fake news and disinformation during and after the #EndSARS protest.



''Even when she claimed to have authentic evidence of mass killings, surprisingly, instead of presenting whatever evidence she may have to the judicial panel of inquiry into the protest, she chose to escape from the country under the pretext that her life was in danger.

I ask: in danger from whom? The military has come out to say they never sought after her. To the best of our knowledge, the police never declared her wanted. Her conduct thus becomes suspicious. Who is she fronting for?

What is her real motive? Who are her sponsors? If she has any evidence of killings, why is she not presenting it to the panel? If she was so desperate for asylum in any country, does she have to resort to blatant falsehood to tarnish the image of the country just to achieve her aim’’? he said



The minister appealed to countries that have made hasty judgments on the basis of fake news and disinformation emanating from the #EndSARS crisis to endeavor to seek and get the truth.

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Thu, 19 Nov 2020 14:34:07 +0000
Pope's Instagram page likes a racy photo of a scantily clad Brazilian model(photo) http://nairaplace.com//2529/pope-s-instagram-page-likes-a-racy-photo-of-a-scantily-clad-brazilian-model-photo-.html


The Oct. 5 photo shows Garibotto wearing a racy outfit along with the caption, “I can teach you a thing or two," and a happy devil emoji.



Francis' verified Instagram account, Franciscus, was one of the pages liking Natalia Garibotto’s photo before it abruptly “unliked” the image last week, according to the Catholic News Agency.
The Brazilian model, who has been celebrating the pope’s supposed endorsement also took to Twitter afterwards and wrote, “At least I’m going to heaven.”

Speaking with Barstool Sports, the Brazilian model said: “My mum may hate my ass pics but the Pope be double-tapping.”



In a statement, the Catholic News Agency said: “The picture “liked” by Pope Francis’ verified account, Franciscus, features Brazilian model and Twitch streamer Natalia Garibotto wearing a lingerie outfit that resembles a school uniform. Garibotto’s mostly-uncovered posterior is visible in the picture. The exact time of the “like” is unclear, but it was visible and reported by news outlets on November 13.”

“The photograph was unliked on November 14, after CNA asked the Holy See Press Office for comment. An official for the Holy See Press Office declined to comment on the event.”


Sources close to the Vatican leadership told the outlet that an internal probe is underway to determine how the “like” happened.



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Thu, 19 Nov 2020 09:00:24 +0000
Victoria Kimani's boobs threaten to spill out of revealing shell and cowries bra http://nairaplace.com//2528/victoria-kimani-s-boobs-threaten-to-spill-out-of-revealing-shell-and-cowries-bra.html


The shell cups of the bra worn by the Kenyan singer managed to only cover a little more than her nipple.



She also adorned her waist with beads then covered her lady bits with a loose piece of clothing.

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Thu, 19 Nov 2020 08:48:19 +0000
Kano Police recover decomposed body of 8-year-old girl killed by kidnapper http://nairaplace.com//2527/kano-police-recover-decomposed-body-of-8-year-old-girl-killed-by-kidnapper.html


Recall that the 24-year old suspect, Habibu Sale kidnapped Asiya Tasiu in Chikawa village, Gabasawa Local Government Area of the state on June 6, 2020, when she was sent on an errand in her Aunty’s place who happened to be the suspect's neighbour.

Spokesperson of the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who confirmed the incident while briefing newsmen at the command's headquarters in Bompai Kano on Tuesday, November 17, said the suspect led a medical team as well as detectives to the scene where he buried the victim.



The corpse was exhumed, examined and released to the relatives for burial according to Islamic rites.



"Even though that the suspect confessed to have carried out the kidnapping singlehandedly, the Command's Commissioner of Police CP Habu A. Sani, further directed that advance discreet investigation be carried out for more possible breakthroughs and arrest of accomplices." said DSP Haruna.]]>
Thu, 19 Nov 2020 08:40:04 +0000
236 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2526/236-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 142 new cases while Ogun recorded 19 new cases.



Other states with new cases include Kaduna-15 FCT-14 Imo-14 Rivers-14 Plateau-6 Katsina-3 Ekiti-2 Jigawa-2 Oyo-2 Cross River-1 Kano-1 and Taraba-1.



Nigeria now has 65,693 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 61,457 patients have been discharged with 1,163 deaths recorded.]]>
Thu, 19 Nov 2020 08:36:24 +0000
Identical twin brothers set to wed identical twin sisters in Kano (photos) http://nairaplace.com//2525/identical-twin-brothers-set-to-wed-identical-twin-sisters-in-kano-photos-.html


Their pre-wedding photos and video are going viral after they were shared by their official photographer, Villa Studio.

The twins are so identical, it's hard to tell each one apart and Instagram users are left wondering if the couples sometimes make mistakes in identifying their spouses.

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Thu, 19 Nov 2020 08:34:42 +0000
18 prisoners who escaped from Edo correctional facility rearrested http://nairaplace.com//2524/18-prisoners-who-escaped-from-edo-correctional-facility-rearrested.html


Recall that on October 19, hoodlums who hijacked the #EndSARS protests in the state coordinated two jailbreaks at the Oko correctional facility and Benin correctional facility. Over 2000 inmates escaped from both prisons during the jailbreak.



The state commissioner of police, Johnson Kokumo, made the news of the rearrest of the fleeing inmates known, during the parade of some suspects on Wednesday, November 18.]]>
Thu, 19 Nov 2020 08:31:44 +0000
Lady found lying helplessly by the roadside in Lekki http://nairaplace.com//2523/lady-found-lying-helplessly-by-the-roadside-in-lekki.html


IG user, Adebola Isaac, who spotted the lady lying on the street, shared a video he made of her and wrote

''I pray this girl survive it till next morning 2325hrs I left her by lekki phase 1 gate I think she was drugged or on drugs but she needs help pls''

Isaac said he did his best by getting her milk and water and also asked the security guards in the area to watch over her till this morning.

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Thu, 19 Nov 2020 07:39:26 +0000
Lil Wayne charged by Feds for being in possession of firearms http://nairaplace.com//2522/lil-wayne-charged-by-feds-for-being-in-possession-of-firearms.html


TMZ reported that the American rapper is being charged with 1 count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.



Lil Wayne who was convicted of a felony gun charge in New York back in 2009, faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.



The charge stems from a December 2019 incident in which a private plane transporting Wayne from California to Florida was searched by federal agents at Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport.



According to the Miami Herald, Miami-Dade Police alerted federal authorities of the plane after receiving a tip that weapons and marijuana were potentially being transported by the aircraft. The search was reportedly conducted with investigators from the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and other agencies.



The rapper's attorney, Howard Srebnick stated that he is being charged for possessing a gold-plated handgun in his luggage back in December. Srebnick said;



"There is no allegation that he ever fired it, brandished it, used it or threatened to use it. There is no allegation that he is a dangerous person.

"The charge is that because he was convicted of a felony in the past, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm."



Lil Wayne is scheduled to appear in court next month.]]>
Wed, 18 Nov 2020 07:08:52 +0000
Man kidnaps and kill his neighbour's niece in Kano after collecting N500,000 ransom http://nairaplace.com//2521/man-kidnaps-and-kill-his-neighbour-s-niece-in-kano-after-collecting-n500-000-ransom.html


Spokesperson of the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who confirmed the arrest on Tuesday, November 17, said the 24-year old suspect, Habibu Sale kidnapped Asiya Tasiu in Chikawa village, Gabasawa Local Government Area of the state on June 6, 2020, when she was sent on an errand in her Aunty’s place who happened to be his neighbour.



It was gathered that after the suspect kidnapped the girl, he demanded the sum of N10 million as ransom from her family but it was later reduced to N500,000 after negotiation.


According to DSP Haruna, the police succeeded in arresting Sale on November 7, after trailing him from Jigawa, Katsina, Kaduna, Abuja, Abia and Kano where he was eventually arrested in front of his house.



Police investigations revealed that Habibu killed the girl after collecting the ransom and buried her in a shallow grave at the outskirts of Chikawa village to cover his crime because the victim who lived in the same vicinity with him, could recognize and possibly expose him.



"The culprit kidnapped the little girl, Asiya Tasiu and demanded for the ransom of N10 million which was negotiated down to N500,000. They paid him the ransom but despite that he refused to release her and at the end he killed her and buried her in a shallow grave he dug," said Haruna.


“Since the matter was reported to us about 154 days ago, we have been trailing him. We trailed him to Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Abuja and even to the southern state of Abia State. But at the end we succeeded in arresting him. We arrested him Nov. 7. The CP has ordered that the body of the little girl be exhumed from the grave and handed over to the parents for burial rites,” he added.


Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to have carried out the dastardly act alone and has squandered the N500,000 on harlots, drugs and gambling in Kaduna where he fled to.



Speaking to journalists at the Police headquarters, the girl's father, Tasiu Mohammed Adamu, said the kidnappers of his late daughter demanded for N10 million ransom but they later settled for N500,000 after series of negotiation.


“The only thing I can not explain is why they killed my daughter after paying the ransom to them. This is very wicked of them. I need justice and I believe police will ensure that justice is done for the sake of my daughter,” he said.
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Wed, 18 Nov 2020 07:07:39 +0000
Okorocha hints on contesting in 2023 presidential election http://nairaplace.com//2520/-okorocha-hints-on-contesting-in-2023-presidential-election.html


The former Governor who spoke as he received a group called Igbos for Rochas 2023 President, led by Jeff Nwaoha from the five states of the Southeast zone, stated that it is time for the Igbos to produce the next president of Nigeria.



Okorocha noted that all regions have produced a president asides the South-East. He said;



“I am happy because you find me worthy. I am happy because you have made huge sacrifices driving through the long distance to meet with me on Nigeria’s presidency. I have read in between lines of your submission. That you want a Nigerian presidency of Igbo extraction and you have found me worthy for this position. I feel honoured and I am happy.

“Let me salute you in the manner which you have conducted yourself in a more peaceful approach and this is commendable.

“It is true that Igbo are highly misunderstood but allow me to say that Igbo are the most peaceful Nigerians and wherever you find them they are building bridges of peace and economic development. The Igbos are the only people that have invested more outside than what they had invested in their own land.

“Igbo people alone cannot make the president of Nigeria. We need the support of other regions of this country to produce the president of Nigeria. We need the Hausa, Yoruba and other regions to be able to produce the presidency.

“For me, I have run for this office of the presidency using different political parties and up to three times now, I have run for the office of the presidency under the ANPP, and the second time under PDP, the third time in APC, and now If I must run it is for the unity of Nigeria. If I must run, it must be for the empowerment of the youths of Nigeria, and if I must run for the presidency, it will be to make this nation compete with other greater nations of the world economically.

“The North has produced a president, the West has produced the president and the South-south has also produced a president of this country and we have seen all they have done. It is time for Igbo to produce a president and let us see how the Igbo will change this country.”
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Wed, 18 Nov 2020 07:05:16 +0000
Hisbah destroys over 300 cans and bottles of alcohol in Katsina http://nairaplace.com//2519/hisbah-destroys-over-300-cans-and-bottles-of-alcohol-in-katsina.html


The action was carried out by Hisbah personnel in Daura Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday, November 17.



It was gathered that the alcoholic drinks including cans of Star and Life beer, were seized from some individuals in the Local government area.]]>
Wed, 18 Nov 2020 07:00:38 +0000
152 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2518/152-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-136, Kano-4, Niger-3, Ekiti-2, Kaduna-2, Ogun-2, Taraba-2, and FCT-1.



There are now 65,148 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,163 deaths have been recorded. 61,073 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged]]>
Wed, 18 Nov 2020 06:57:28 +0000
Dangote emerges most valuable brand for 2020 http://nairaplace.com//2517/dangote-emerges-most-valuable-brand-for-2020.html


Though, still themed Top 50 Brand, however, 60 brands were evaluated as being top of the pack in commemoration of Nigeria's Independence Diamond Jubilee as announced by the organizers earlier at the beginning of the year.



The emergence of Dangote brand as the most valuable for the third time in Nigeria is coming a year after the company was named the most admired African brand, of African continent origin, by consumers in the Continent ahead of the telecommunication giant, MTN in a survey of 100 Africa best brands which was announced in Johannesburg



In a statement by Top 50 Brands, made available to journalists ahead of the formal public presentation of the brands, Taiwo Oluboyede, Chief Executive Officer said



"In this special edition of the annual top brands evaluation, I am glad to inform you again that Nigerian brands have taken the shine by maintaining their leadership positions. We are particularly delighted that locally made brands don't just top the list, they also record the majority among the top 10, with seven of the 10 brands being Nigerian."



A brief summary of the 2020 report as published on their website, reveals that Dangote Group topped the list of the Most Valuable Brand 2020. This is followed by MTN which also doubles as the Most Valuable Multinational and Telecom Brand.

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Tue, 17 Nov 2020 15:05:17 +0000
Lady accused of witchcraft and allegedly caged for three years by her husband http://nairaplace.com//2516/lady-accused-of-witchcraft-and-allegedly-caged-for-three-years-by-her-husband.html


Human rights activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, who shared the story, told LIB that the woman is originally from Ozoro in Delta state but got married to a man from Orerokpe. He said the husband and his family members, after many years of marriage, accused the lady of being a witch and threw her into a cage they built in his compound.



According to Harrison, the husband despite accusing his wife of being a witch, made his way into the cage where she was left to die and was still having sex with her. She had three of their children while she was in the cage. Harrison told LIB that his organization, Behind Bars Initiative, got wind of the woman's deplorable state on Monday, November 16.



He and his team arrived in Orerokpe Tuesday morning November 17 and have moved the lady to the General Hospital in Orerokpe for treatment.]]>
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 14:45:33 +0000
We no go mercy for una here, we vex come' - Super Eagles striker, Kelechi Ihenacho http://nairaplace.com//2515/we-no-go-mercy-for-una-here-we-vex-come-super-eagles-striker-kelechi-ihenacho.html



Nigeria finished the first half with a 4 - 1 lead after two goals from Alex Iwobi and one each from Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen before Sierra Leone's Kwame Quee scored one just before the break


In the second half, the Super Eagles threw away the lead as Sierra Leone pulled a shocking comeback to draw the match 4 - 4. Two goals from Al-Hadji Kamara and one from Mustapha Bundu completed the comeback for John Keister's side.



Ahead of the second leg taking place today, November 17th at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown, Leicester City striker Kelechi Ihenacho has issued a strong word.



During a chat with one of the Sierra Leonean players, the former Manchester City star was filmed saying the Super Eagles came to Freetown in anger to make things right following the outcome of their first leg.

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Tue, 17 Nov 2020 14:40:25 +0000
Peoples Democratic Party is the best friend Nigeria could have- Atiku Abubakar says http://nairaplace.com//2514/peoples-democratic-party-is-the-best-friend-nigeria-could-have-atiku-abubakar-says.html


Atiku stated this on his Twitter handle. PDP ruled Nigeria for 16 years before APC came into power in 2015.



His tweet reads

''The Peoples Democratic Party is the best friend Nigeria could have. All geopolitical zones deserve a political party that believes in Nigeria and not a party that believes otherwise.

The @OfficialPDPNig has much to offer all parts of Nigeria, and I urge all Nigerians in all zones to keep faith with a party that has kept faith with Nigeria and will be equitable to all.'']]>
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 08:14:14 +0000
More photos from actor Williams Uchemba's traditional wedding http://nairaplace.com//2513/more-photos-from-actor-williams-uchemba-s-traditional-wedding.html


The ceremony held in Alor, Anambra state, his wife's hometown. See more of the photos below]]>
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 08:03:48 +0000
Child bride 'forced' to marry 48-year-old man and care for kids same age as her http://nairaplace.com//2512/child-bride-forced-to-marry-48-year-old-man-and-care-for-kids-same-age-as-her.html


The teenager weded Abdulrzak Ampatuan, who is nearly four times her age, in the Philippines.



She became his fifth wife after the ceremony on October 22.



The girl, whose name is being withheld, will now have to look after his children who are the same age as her.

Abdulrzak said he wants her to get an education and plans to have children with her when she turns 20, MirrorOnline reports.



Abdulrzak, who works as a farmer while she does household chores and cares for his children from other marriages, recently built a house for them both to live.



He said: "I am happy to have found her and spend my days with her taking care of my children.



"I will pay for her school because I want her to get an education while waiting for the right time to have children.'']]>
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 07:55:27 +0000
Nigerian footballer slumps and dies during a friendly match in Ogun http://nairaplace.com//2511/nigerian-footballer-slumps-and-dies-during-a-friendly-match-in-ogun.html

The sad incident occurred on Sunday afternoon, November 15 at Muda Lawal Stadium, Asero, Abeokuta


Yusuf, who was on trial at Gateway United FC, played the first half in their friendly against Sliema Wanderers before the incident.


It was gathered that after he slumped, he was resuscitated after the medics attended to him. The striker was later taken to the State Hospital in Ijaye, where he passed on.



Moses Ojewumi, the Media officer of the Gateway FC confirmed the incident on Monday in Abeokuta.



He said, “Usman Yusuf who came on trial played the first half in a friendly for Gateway United FC against Sliema Wanderers on Sunday afternoon, during half-time he showed bad signs and Gateway United team doctor attended to him.



“It was later in the night, a call came in from camp that he had suffered a relapse, swiftly he was taken to State Hospital, Ijaiye where he gave up the ghost.”



Ojewumi also added that the player “didn’t show any signs of illness when he came for trials and didn’t die at the camp as it was erroneously reported in some quarters.”]]>
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 07:52:56 +0000
Regina Daniels reacts to reports her husband is about to be married to a 7th wife http://nairaplace.com//2510/regina-daniels-reacts-to-reports-her-husband-is-about-to-be-married-to-a-7th-wife.html


Regina became Ned Nwoko's 6th wife just last year. Recently, there were speculations her husband is about to get married to another wife after an Arab woman shared numerous photos of herself posing in Ned Nwoko's house while wearing an engagement ring.



Reacting to the speculations, Regina said: "The news about Sara being my husband's wife is completely false. She is my friend who came visiting!!!"]]>
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 07:50:54 +0000
157 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2509/157-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-97, Oyo-37, Kaduna -9, Bayelsa-3, Edo-3, Ekiti-3, Ondo-2, Osun-2, Plateau-1.



There are now 65,305 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,163 deaths has been recorded. 61,162 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 07:48:19 +0000
Nigerian man discovers weed in yams he was asked to deliver abroad http://nairaplace.com//2508/nigerian-man-discovers-weed-in-yams-he-was-asked-to-deliver-abroad.html


According to the man, a friend asked him to make the delivery but he discovered the weed in the yam after he decided to go through what he was asked to deliver. He further revealed that he is an ex-service man and his friend wants to ruin his life. ]]>
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 07:46:59 +0000
Stop praying for unmerited favor - OAP Freeze tells Nigerian Christians http://nairaplace.com//2507/stop-praying-for-unmerited-favor-oap-freeze-tells-nigerian-christians.html


In a post shared on his Instagram page, Freeze opined that Nigeria's poverty and leadership crisis is based on the buffoonery of unmerited favor. Read his post below

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Tue, 17 Nov 2020 07:42:42 +0000
Man stabbed to death over girlfriend in Bauchi http://nairaplace.com//2506/man-stabbed-to-death-over-girlfriend-in-bauchi-.html


The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Ahmed Wakil, said in a statement released that a resident of the state reported the matter to the police.



“On November 11, 2020, about 9.45pm, a distress call was received from a good Samaritan that one Hamza Usman (23) of Anguwar Mahaukata, Bauchi went to the house of his girlfriend by the name Ramlat Shehu (not real name), 15, of the same address. He was attacked and stabbed in his chest by one Kabiru Ahmed, 18, of Karofi.

As a result of the bleeding, he was rushed to the hospital for medical examination. There, a doctor certified him dead. On receipt of the information, a team of policemen was drafted to the scene and the principal suspect, Kabiru Ahmed, was arrested.”Wakil said



He stated that the suspect confessed to the crime and alleged that one Abdul aka Walplay and Waleed aka Bandi, were his accomplices. Wakil said efforts are currently being made to arrest the accomplices and that the matter has been transferred to the Special Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.



In a related development, a 55-year-old man has also been arrested in the state for allegedly having anal sex with an eight-year-old boy at the Multi-Purpose Indoor Sports Hall Complex, Bauchi. Wakil in the statement released said the suspect forced the boy to lick his semen after carrying out the dastard act on him.



“On November 9, 2020 about 9.40am, one Fatima Garba, 40, of Unguwan Shekal, came to the Area Command and reported one Shu’ibu Abdullahi, 55, of Anguwan Dawaki Bauchi.

He reported that some months back, he lured her son, one Sani Umar (not real name), eight, and forcefully had unlawful sexual intercourse with him through his anus at the Multi-Purpose Indoor Sports Hall Complex located opposite Wunti market.

After that, he gave his sperm to the victim to lick. He also said the suspect had molested the victim on several occasions.”the statement read



Wakil said after the suspect was arrested, he confessed to the crime. He added that the suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.]]>
Mon, 16 Nov 2020 07:41:12 +0000
Man, 40, arrested for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl in Kaduna http://nairaplace.com//2505/man-40-arrested-for-allegedly-defiling-a-13-year-old-girl-in-kaduna.html


The suspect, Musa Hassan was arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kaduna State Command.



The Ministry said in a statement that the suspect brutally raped the victim and left her in a pool of her own blood during the attack in Unguwan Shanu.

The young girl is said to be receiving treatment at Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital



The ministry also assured that the victim will receive the required support to go through the disturbing experience while investigations are being conducted.



It was also disclosed in the statement that the incident will be handled alongside similar cases, with support from the Ministry of Justice 'to ensure the effective application of the state's criminal justice procedure & Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020.']]>
Mon, 16 Nov 2020 07:34:25 +0000
Strippers spotted at a wedding afterparty in Nigeria (photo) http://nairaplace.com//2504/strippers-spotted-at-a-wedding-afterparty-in-nigeria-photo-.html


Guests who attended the wedding on Saturday November 14, have shared videos online.

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Mon, 16 Nov 2020 07:31:24 +0000
The Boob Movement founder, Abby Zeus poses completely nude in bed (18+photo) http://nairaplace.com//2503/the-boob-movement-founder-abby-zeus-poses-completely-nude-in-bed-18-photo-.html


The South African-based-Nigerian model wrote in her caption: “It’s not just me feeling sexy, it’s me feeling comfortable.”]]>
Mon, 16 Nov 2020 07:28:03 +0000
Photos and videos from actor Williams Uchemba's traditional marriage http://nairaplace.com//2502/photos-and-videos-from-actor-williams-uchemba-s-traditional-marriage.html


The ceremony held in Alor, Anambra state, his wife's hometown.

Williams' wife is Brunella Oscar. She's a physician at Hill York Medical.

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Mon, 16 Nov 2020 07:26:05 +0000
Why side chic was set ablaze by married man in Benue http://nairaplace.com//2501/why-side-chic-was-set-ablaze-by-married-man-in-benue.html


The Nation reported that Nomyange who is married with children, has been dating Pam for some time. Sources alleged that his marriage proposal was turned down by Pam, who insisted that she prefers to marry a single man.



The jilted man proceeded to her apartment on Saturday evening November 14 and set it ablaze after locking the door. The estranged lovers got burnt despite efforts to save them by neighbours.



While Nomyange died at the spot, Pam later died on her way to the hospital. It was further gathered that Benue Police spokeperson Kate Anene confirmed the incident.]]>
Mon, 16 Nov 2020 07:22:53 +0000
152 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2500/152-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-136, Kano-4, Niger-3, Ekiti-2, Kaduna-2, Ogun-2, Taraba-2, and FCT-1.



There are now 65,148 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,163 deaths have been recorded. 61,073 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.

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Mon, 16 Nov 2020 07:21:19 +0000
Three suspects arrested during robbery operation in Ogun state http://nairaplace.com//2499/three-suspects-arrested-during-robbery-operation-in-ogun-state.html


The suspects, identified as Bamidele Oluwashina, 31; Adebowale Kehinde, 32; and Oluwasegun Abayomi, were arrested following a distress call received by the police at Onipanu Divisional Headquarters at about 9:30pm on November 12, 2020 that robbers had invaded Iju Love Bus Stop and tipper garage, wielding dangerous weapons and dispossessing people of their valuables.



Upon the distress call, the Divisional Police Officer of Onipanu Division, Chief Superintendent of Police Bamidele Ishola Job, was said to have mobilized his patrol team to the scene and engaged the robbers in a gun duel.



Having realised the superior fire power of the police, the hoodlums took to their heels, but one of them was arrested at the scene, a statement on Sunday by the spokesman of the Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said.



The entire area was cordoned off, while police intensified searched for other members of the gang.



Oyeyemi said with the help of members of the community, two other members of the gang were sighted trying to escape in a tricycle and they were promptly arrested.



One Tosin Ajayi, who was macheted on the head by the robbers, was taken to the hospital by the police for medical treatment.



One cut to size locally made pistol and two live cartridges were recovered from them.



The Command’s Commissioner, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.



Ajogun also appealed to the general public not to allow cultism to fester in their area as cultists were associated with all forms of violent crime.



He also assured the people of the state that the Command’s Violent Crime Intervention Squad was battle ready to combat any violent crime across the state.]]>
Mon, 16 Nov 2020 07:20:05 +0000
Rapper Benny The Butcher shot during attempted robbery in Houston http://nairaplace.com//2498/rapper-benny-the-butcher-shot-during-attempted-robbery-in-houston.html


The incident occurred on Saturday evening November 14, at a Walmart located on South Rice Avenue.



Houston police said the rapper, whose real name is Jeremie Pennick, 35, was at the Walmart with friends when five armed men approached the group and demanded some of their belongings. When Pennick and his friend did not remove their chains quickly enough, one of the men shot Pennick in the leg.



Pennick was transported to an area hospital with a non-life-threatening injury and is expected to recover.



An investigation into the incident is ongoing.



The shooting incident happened on the same day rapper Boosie Badazz was also shot in the leg in Dallas, where he had gone to pay his respects to late rapper Mo3, who was shot and killed last Wednesday November 11. ]]>
Mon, 16 Nov 2020 07:18:57 +0000
Super Eagles throw away four-goal lead to draw 4-4 with Sierra Leone http://nairaplace.com//2497/super-eagles-throw-away-four-goal-lead-to-draw-4-4-with-sierra-leone.html


Two goals from Alex Iwobi and one each from Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen gave Nigeria a 4-0 lead in the first half before Sierra Leone's Kwame Quee scored one just before the break



Heading back into the second half, the Super Eagles threw away the lead as Sierra Leone pulled a shocking comeback to draw the match 4 - 4.



Two goals from Al-Hadji Kamara and one from Mustapha Bundu completed the comeback for John Keister's side.



Despite the stalemate, the Eagles are still top in Group L with seven points from three games so far while the Leone Stars are now third on the group with just two points.]]>
Sat, 14 Nov 2020 08:20:13 +0000
Tears as Vera Uwaila Omozuwa is laid to rest (photos) http://nairaplace.com//2496/tears-as-vera-uwaila-omozuwa-is-laid-to-rest-photos-.html


Omozuwa was buried amid tears as her family and friends expressed disappointment that six months after her death, justice has still not been served.

Omozuwa’s burial began with a funeral service at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Edo Province 10, Aduwawa, Benin City]]>
Sat, 14 Nov 2020 08:18:42 +0000
Kid comedienne, Emmanuella unveils the new house she built for her mum (photos) http://nairaplace.com//2495/kid-comedienne-emmanuella-unveils-the-new-house-she-built-for-her-mum-photos-.html


The young comedienne took to Instagram to share photos of the house and also thank her mom for encouragement and support.



She wrote: " I built this for u mom. For all the prayers, all the encouragements and support. Mummy I know you said u want a portable house and this is it. But forgive me because I must complete ur mansion for you next year. Don't worry it won't make us go to hell. my super Christmas mummy. I love you."

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Sat, 14 Nov 2020 08:14:48 +0000
Pennsylvania Secretary of State says she won't order a recount http://nairaplace.com//2494/pennsylvania-secretary-of-state-says-she-won-t-order-a-recount.html


Donald Trump has refused to concede to President-elect Joe Biden and continues to litigate election results, including in Pennsylvania.



Biden won Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral votes, AP projected on Nov. 7, pushing him over the 270 electoral vote threshold needed to win the presidency.



Kathy Boockvar said the races for president, state attorney general, auditor general and state treasurer will not face recounts or recanvasses after unofficial returns submitted by the state's counties showed no statewide candidate lost by less 0.5 percent, the margin at which such recourses would be triggered.



"Based on the unofficial returns submitted by all the counties to the Department of State, Secretary Boockvar has determined that she will not be ordering a recount and recanvass of the election returns in the counties, as no statewide candidate was defeated by one-half of one percent or less of the votes cast," Pennsylvania's Department of State said in a release.



"We are extremely grateful to all 67 counties who have been working overtime and putting in an extraordinary effort to count every vote, with so far more than 6.8 million votes having been counted.



"The counties continue to adjudicate and count the approximately 100,000 provisional ballots issued to voters at the polls on Election Day, as well as the more than 28,000 military and overseas ballots that were cast in this election," Boockvar added.



As of Friday midday, 40,000 of the provisional ballots cast had been counted or partially counted, the department said.



The department added that about 10,000 mail ballots cast on or before Nov. 3 were received by counties between 8 p.m. Nov. 3 and 5 p.m. Nov. 6.



"These ballots are not of a sufficient number to impact the no-recount determination of any of the statewide races," the department said.



Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh told Axios that the campaign's "litigation has not run its course in Pennsylvania and we have high confidence in it on Constitutional grounds."]]>
Sat, 14 Nov 2020 08:11:20 +0000
156 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2493/156-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-70, FCT-22, Kaduna-18, Rivers-15, Plateau-11, Ogun-10, Bauchi-3, Katsina-3, Kano-2, Ekiti-1, Osun-1.



There are now 64,884 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,163 deaths have been recorded. 60,936 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Sat, 14 Nov 2020 08:07:39 +0000
Bashir El-rufai releases pre-wedding photos with his bride-to-be named 'Nwakaego' http://nairaplace.com//2492/bashir-el-rufai-releases-pre-wedding-photos-with-his-bride-to-be-named-nwakaego-.html


"My Nwakaego and I," Bashir captioned the photos.

His fiancée, Halima Nwakaego Kazaure also shared photos of them together and wrote: "From total strangers in the dms, 3 years later. Seems like just yesterday. The only person that can tolerate my excesses and perfectionism. Although you drive me all the way up the wall because you are the complete opposite of who I am and I am such a control freak."

The fact that Bashir's fiancée has an Igbo name elicited reactions from Nigerians. Some blasted him for marrying an Igbo woman despite his "stance" towards Igbo people.

Others said it's a plot to get the support of the people from the South-East and South-South for his father's political ambitions.]]>
Sat, 14 Nov 2020 08:04:20 +0000
Donald Trump continues to insist the US election was 'rigged' http://nairaplace.com//2491/donald-trump-continues-to-insist-the-us-election-was-rigged-.html


This comes despite assurances from federal and state officials, and private industry partners, that the November 3 vote was the “most secure” in the nation’s history.



Trump, who has not yet conceded to President-elect Joe Biden, has repeatedly taken to Twitter to assert, without evidence, that fraud and other irregularities deprived him of millions of votes.



On Friday November 13, Trump renewed his push to delegitimize the election results, accusing rival Democrats of both hypocrisy and, seemingly, of finding ways to bypass security measures his administration had put in place.



“For years the Dems have been preaching how unsafe and rigged our elections have been. Now they are saying what a wonderful job the Trump Administration did in making 2020 the most secure election ever,” the president tweeted.



He added: “Actually this is true, except for what the Democrats did. Rigged Election!”

In another tweet, he wrote: "Heartwarming to see all of the tremendous support out there, especially the organic Rallies that are springing up all over the Country, including a big one on Saturday in D.C. I may even try to stop by and say hello. This Election was Rigged, from Dominion all the way up & down!"

He continued: "700,000 ballots were not allowed to be viewed in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh which means, based on our great Constitution, we win the State of Pennsylvania!"]]>
Sat, 14 Nov 2020 08:00:07 +0000
Strangest Fish In Caribbean Uses Its Fins As Legs To Walk Along The Seabed http://nairaplace.com//2490/strangest-fish-in-caribbean-uses-its-fins-as-legs-to-walk-along-the-seabed.html
Marine expert Mickey Charteris discovered the shortnose batfish in a muddy channel near the island of Roatán, Honduras.

And despite spending years chronicling sea life in the region, he said the oddball creature is the weirdest of the lot.

"It's hands down the strangest fish in the Caribbean," he said after spotting the freak of nature skipping through a gulley called French Key Cut.

"It walks slowly searching for prey like crabs and small fishes, but can swim with its tail if it gets spooked. "It resembles a lump of brown sponge that mated with a unicorn."

In his underwater footage, the spooky fish can be seen with a horn on its head, pushing itself along the seabed with its fins.

Charteris, an expert on marine species, said it looked like a dark wedge from above but had red lips when seen from below. "It's seen very seldom," said the 50-year-old author of 'Caribbean Reef Life'.

"You have to go out of your way to dive in silty channels and shallow sandy flats where there is usually less visibility. "Normal divers would be very lucky to find one out on the reef - once every few years if you dive every day.

"We had heard of a few in that area and went specifically to try to record it. They are not common at all."

Unlike most species, the shortnose batfish doesn't have a swim bladder - the gas-filled organ that allows many fish to float without swimming.

"So they must remain on the bottom with no buoyancy control," said Charteris. "This keeps them low to the ground and close to prey that it sneaks up on."

The shortnose batfish or Ogcocephalus nasutus is native to the Caribbean and is one of only a handful of fish that adapted to walk.]]>
Fri, 13 Nov 2020 12:39:48 +0000
Real life Rapunzel trolled for 5ft 10in long hair she hasn't cut for 15 years http://nairaplace.com//2489/real-life-rapunzel-trolled-for-5ft-10in-long-hair-she-hasn-t-cut-for-15-years.html


Dancer and model Rin Kambe from Tokyo was never permitted to have long hair as a child because she was on the girl’s football team and had to keep it short.



But when Rin turned 20-years-old, she decided to grow her hair out as a "weapon of expression".

She hasn’t had a hair cut since and her hair now brushes across the floor. Her tresses are an incredible 5ft 10in long, which is four-inches longer than her height of 5ft 6in.



Rin revealed: "I grew up with strict parents and when I was a kid, I was on the girls' soccer team and always had a short cut because of this.



”I grew my hair when I started dancing seriously at around twenty and my hair is now floor length.



"I began to grow my hair because I wanted to shine in my own way.



“It felt like my hair was a weapon of expression. It grew naturally and healthily and is a thing of beauty.



"I think the perseverance to keep doing one thing without giving up gave me confidence.



“I don't think I had the spirit to make the impossible possible without giving up before.”



Rin says she gets plenty of positive reactions from strangers but some people are more critical of her long locks. However, she refuses to let their words hold her back.

The dancer said: "I get a lot of reactions to my hair. There are men in the world who appreciate it and there are also people who think that it is a monster.



"I think it's only natural that there are different opinions in the world and if I didn't believe in myself I would be swayed by the negative opinions.



"I'm willing to accept other people's opinions. Either way, I'm glad people are interested in me because I transform it into a strength that shines in my own way.



"I get asked, 'Is that real hair?' because people can't believe I've grown my hair this long.



"I am very happy if people, men and women alike, feel amazing when they see my dance show and how I use my hair in my performances."



Rin keeps her long locks healthy by eating iron-rich foods, having seven hours of sleep per night and staying active.



She explained: "I eat a lot of iron-rich food and eat a well balanced diet.



"I think sleep is very important and I have about seven hours every day. Exercise and stretching are also important."



Rin also keeps her hair out of the way by tying it up.



She added: "I can't change my clothes or do anything unless I put my hair up. I change my outfits several times a day so it's easier for me to tie it up."]]>
Fri, 13 Nov 2020 11:06:16 +0000
Yung6ix calls on Davido and Burna Boy to quash their "beef" over fear it may escalate http://nairaplace.com//2488/yung6ix-calls-on-davido-and-burna-boy-to-quash-their-beef-over-fear-it-may-escalate-.html


The singers are said to have been at loggerheads for some time and it remains unclear what led to their beef.



Reacting on Twitter, Yung6ix urged them to end their beef over fear the people around them could take the clash to the 'next level'



According to the rapper, nobody wins when the family feuds.



He wrote: "David and Burna gotta end that beef cux the peeps around em are so loyal they can take it to the next level. On God u know n—gas ready to let that 400 sing for you, let’s not take it to that level cux all it takes is one wrong scene. Nobody wins when the family feuds. "]]>
Fri, 13 Nov 2020 11:03:12 +0000
My first sexual experience happened when I was 13 - Toke Makinwa http://nairaplace.com//2487/my-first-sexual-experience-happened-when-i-was-13-toke-makinwa.html


One of the questions thrown at her was when did she first had sex. The media personality answered

My very first sexual experience happened when I was 13. Yea, I'm a whore, I get it. It happened with a senior. He was in SS3'']]>
Fri, 13 Nov 2020 11:00:28 +0000
Photos of an alleged Nigerian courtroom goes viral on Twitter http://nairaplace.com//2486/photos-of-an-alleged-nigerian-courtroom-goes-viral-on-twitter.html


From the photos shared on Twitter by @Theinioluwa, it was gathered that the courtroom is located at Amada in Gombe state.



He shared the photos and wrote;



This is a courtroom in Nigeria. It's not enough that I'm a lawyer in a lawless country. I'm legally bewildered.

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Fri, 13 Nov 2020 10:44:32 +0000
212 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2485/212-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-71, Imo-26, Plateau-26, FCT-19, Ondo-17, Kaduna-14, Rivers-9, Oyo-9, Katsina-6, Osun-4, Bauchi-2, Ekiti-2, Nasarawa-2, Ogun-2, Kano-1, Kwara-1, Taraba-1.



There are now 64,728 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,162 deaths have been recorded. 60,790 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.

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Fri, 13 Nov 2020 10:41:29 +0000
#EndSARS: ‘We all love you’ — Tafa Balogun appeals to policemen to resume duty http://nairaplace.com//2484/-endsars-we-all-love-you-tafa-balogun-appeals-to-policemen-to-resume-duty.html


Many police stations were burnt and policemen were killed by the hoodlums during the crisis that broke out after the #EndSARS protests were hijacked by hoodlums. Police officers across the country have not fully returned to work as they complain that their morale to work has dropped.



However, in a statement released on Thursday, November 12, Balogun who was the former police chief from 2002 to 2005, urged officers to forge ahead because their concerns are currently being handled by police authorities and the federal government.

“I urge all members of the Nigeria Police Force in our country to return to their duty posts and continue to provide the much needed security to our dear country, Nigeria; not minding the recent brutal attacks, arson, and acts of intimidation against the Police.

The Nigeria Police remain the first line of Internal Security as guaranteed by the Nigerian Constitution. Therefore, it behooves all and sundry not to betray the spirit of the Constitution.

I sincerely appeal and urge all my brothers and sisters in the Police Force to put the past behind us as the Federal and State Governments, as well as the police authorities, are positively and aggressively addressing the unprecedented provocative attacks on the police institution. We all love you.

Please, once again, I appeal to all of you to return to duty without further delay.”his statement read]]>
Fri, 13 Nov 2020 10:38:16 +0000
Barack Obama sings his mother's praise as he recounts how she shaped him http://nairaplace.com//2483/barack-obama-sings-his-mother-s-praise-as-he-recounts-how-she-shaped-him.html


The 44th President of the United States shared a throwback photo he took with his mother and narrated how she shaped his and his sister's life



He wrote:



As I recount in my book, A Promised Land, my mother, Ann Dunham, was strong, smart, and marched to her own beat. For her, the world offered endless opportunities for moral instruction. My sister Maya and I got early lessons about the struggle for civil rights, the impact of poverty on people around the world, and the importance of respecting other cultures and considering other points of view. My mother believed that power came not from putting people down but rather through lifting them up. And she was always certain that in the face of injustice and humanity’s more primal impulses, logic and progress would always prevail. “The world is complicated, Bar,” she used to say. “That’s why it’s interesting.” ]]>
Fri, 13 Nov 2020 10:35:11 +0000
Petrol to now sell at N168-170 per litre as NNPC raises petrol depot price http://nairaplace.com//2482/petrol-to-now-sell-at-n168-170-per-litre-as-nnpc-raises-petrol-depot-price.html


The PPMC disclosed this in an internal memo with reference number PPMC/C/MK/003, dated November 11, 2020, and signed by Tijjani Ali. The memo said the new ex-depot price would take effect from Friday.



In its PMS price proposal for November, the PPMC put the landing cost of petrol at N128.89 per litre, up from N119.77 per litre in September/October. It said the estimated minimum pump price of the product would increase to N161.36 per litre from N153.86 per litre.



The N7 increase in ex-depot price would translate into an increase in pump prices with retail prices expected to reach N170 per litre.



Following the deregulation of petrol prices in September, marketers across the country had adjusted their pump prices to between N158 and N162 per litre to reflect the increase in global oil prices.

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Fri, 13 Nov 2020 10:15:53 +0000
Trump campaign loses libel suit against CNN http://nairaplace.com//2481/trump-campaign-loses-libel-suit-against-cnn.html


U.S. District Judge Michael L. Brown ruled on Thursday that the campaign had failed to demonstrate “actual malice,” and that therefore the suit should be thrown out.



The campaign filed suits in February and March regarding a series of opinion columns in The Washington Post, CNN, and The New York Times, about Russian election interference. The suits against The Washington Post and The New York Times are still pending.



In the CNN case, the campaign took issue with a column by Larry Noble, a former general counsel of the Federal Election Commission. Noble wrote about a Trump interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on June 12, 2019.



“It’s not an interference, they have information — I think I’d take it,” Trump said in the interview.



In a column published the following day, Noble argued that Trump was once again inviting foreign interference.



“The Trump campaign assessed the potential risks and benefits of again seeking Russia’s help in 2020 and has decided to leave that option on the table,” Noble wrote.



The Trump campaign argued that the statement was false and defamatory, and that the campaign had repeatedly disavowed Russian assistance.



In seeking to dismiss the complaint, CNN argued that Noble was giving his opinion based on the public record, not making a factual assertion. Brown rejected that argument, finding that Noble’s statement constituted a factual claim.



The Trump campaign also had to show “actual malice” that Noble made the statement with reckless disregard for whether it was true.



They reportedly pointed to a tweet in which Noble had said “Trump cheats and lies, and when caught, lies again and claims the right to make the rules.”



But the judge found that was not sufficient to establish malice.



“The tweet might show Mr. Noble’s ill will towards the President, but it fails to plead actual malice in the constitutional sense — that is, it does not show Mr. Noble made the Statement with knowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false,” Brown wrote.



Brown permitted the Trump campaign to amend and refile its claim.]]>
Fri, 13 Nov 2020 10:14:26 +0000
Kim Jong Un threatens to punish North Koreans if caught wasting food amid famine http://nairaplace.com//2480/kim-jong-un-threatens-to-punish-north-koreans-if-caught-wasting-food-amid-famine.html


An official from the country’s North Hamgyong province told Radio Free Asia on condition of anonymity while speaking about the country's crisis.



The official said: “At the beginning of this month, the Central Committee [of the Korean Workers’ Party] ordered residents to actively participate in solving our food crisis this year as part of a food-saving struggle,”



“The order emphasized that the struggle not only solves the problem of how we will eat, it is a matter of protecting the socialist system,” the source added. “It also warned that authorities will step up crackdowns and punishment for any actions related to food waste.”



This comes after three consecutive typhoons in August and September that destroyed farmland and crops with the country still yet to recover from the savage economic impact of the coronavirus crisis.



A defector told The Post in September that she witnessed widespread starvation affecting millions of people before fleeing the country with her family.



RFA’s source noted that the food conservation order came ahead of major year-end holidays.



“The Central Committee also instructed us not to set the ceremonial table with foods made from grains. They have ordered a ban on rice cakes and bread, suggesting we use only fruits and vegetables. They said that simply serving noodles as a meal to attending guests is an important way to save food,” the source said.



“The Central Committee is also warning of strong legal punishment for those who waste food by secretly brewing alcohol from grains and drinking socially. There’s even an order to crack down on covert alcohol production, and an inspection team has been formed and are already operating in some residential areas,” the insider added.



A second source, also speaking on condition of anonymity, told RFA that the same order came down in the neighboring Ryanggang province.



“Farmers who have to sell grain to purchase other things they need have been greatly inconvenienced because rural residents are now prohibited from selling grain on the market,” that source said.



“Inspectors are stationed on roads just outside the downtown areas to check passing cars, carts and even luggage carried on people’s backs, to ensure people don’t transport grain. Food prices are rising in the market as grains are forbidden, and this threatens residents’ livelihoods.”



“People are angry,” the source told RFA. “They say that controlling food distribution will make everyone’s difficult situation even worse.”



Officials tasked with cracking down on food waste will also face harsh punishment if they are caught using their status to flout the order.



“They warned that if officials are caught wasting food, they will be subject to criticism and severely punished,” the source said.]]>
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 07:21:04 +0000
I am the biggest artiste in Nigeria - Davido http://nairaplace.com//2479/i-am-the-biggest-artiste-in-nigeria-davido.html


The singer who made the declaration in an interview with Bolanle Olukanni on Ndani TV, stated that the facts are clear for everyone to see.



Davido further stated that he is not talking about money, but stressed he is bigger than everyone in all ramifications. ]]>
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 07:19:29 +0000
Doctors treating victim of apparent hit and run find mobile phone inside his bum http://nairaplace.com//2478/doctors-treating-victim-of-apparent-hit-and-run-find-mobile-phone-inside-his-bum.html


Tommy Puhlhoffer, a career criminal who is a regular visitor to the courts, had apparently been deliberately run over.



In King’s College Hospital, an astonished radiologist saw that the injured man had a mobile phone hidden up his anus. The radiologist thought the suspicious object might be stolen and contacted the police.



Puhlhoffer, 32, hurled abuse at the two police officers who came to question him, calling one of them a "lanky c**t". He called one of the officers, who is Asian, a "Muslim terrorist" and added. "don’t stand by the window, you’ll blow it up."



Prosecutor Denise Murrin told Inner London Crown Court that: "When an X-ray revealed something concealed in his rectum he was arrested on suspicion of theft."



Puhlhoffer bit and scratched the officers, and claimed he would give them HIV, reports Metro.



Ms Murrin told the court: "The defendant began to scratch at his left hand and repeatedly dug his nails onto his left hand.



"His teeth touched his hands on two occasions there was blood dripping from the officer’s left hand."



Puhlhoffer. who has a long history of criminal activity, admitted three counts of harassment and seven counts of assault by beating an emergency worker.



He also admitted theft, dangerous driving, driving without insurance, possessing a bladed article and breaching of a suspended sentence.



Judge Jeremy Donne sentenced Puhlhoffer to three years in prison, and ordered him to pay a victim surcharge of £190.



Police were unable to trace the owner of the mobile phone that started the drama.

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Thu, 12 Nov 2020 07:17:02 +0000
180 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2477/180-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-74, Oyo-41, FCT-19, Kaduna-19, Bauchi-12, Ogun-7, Rivers-4, Cross River-2, Edo-2.



There are now 64,516 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,162 deaths have been recorded. 60,737 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 07:15:28 +0000
pastor stripped and paraded in village after he was allegedly caught with charms http://nairaplace.com//2476/pastor-stripped-and-paraded-in-village-after-he-was-allegedly-caught-with-charms.html


Bishop Elijah Chukwuebuka, who is the founder of God Of Light Anointing Minsitry, was allegedly caught with charms and female underwear in his church in Nsogwu, Umunze, at about 5pm on Wednesday, November 11.



Youths stormed the church with the aim of burning the pastor popularly known as Big Daddy but he was rescued and taken to the Igwe's palace in Umunze.]]>
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 07:13:45 +0000
"Arsenal rejecting me made me doubt i would make it in football" - Eberechi Eze http://nairaplace.com//2475/-arsenal-rejecting-me-made-me-doubt-i-would-make-it-in-football-eberechi-eze.html


Eze, whose mum and dad are Nigerians, has played for England Under-21s' but before he found success he was released by Arsenal aged 13 and tried his luck at a series of other clubs like Fulham, Reading and Millwall, who all declined his services.



Eze worked part-time in a UK shop chain while studying in college, before he was signed by Queen's Park Rangers in 2016.


Fast forward to 2020 and he is now a premier league star.



Eze has now admitted that he was concerned that his dream might never have come to pass.

"Of course, you have doubts," Eze said at England's training centre at St. George's Park on Wednesday November 11.

"You have doubts in your thinking of whether you're going to get your professional contract, whether you're going to be what you hoped you'd be.

"It has built huge resilience in me; I think being released, I'm sure loads of players will tell you this, being released is not the best feeling and you're not in the best space mentally.

'But of course, as a footballer, not just a footballer, but anyone, you have to be strong, you have to be courageous.

"You have to get back up again, not allow your setbacks to determine where you end up in life. You have to keep moving forward. For me, I feel that's something that was put into me, was forced into me after being released - I had to get up and be strong.

"But for me, it was more the support my family and people around me that continue to instil, that faith in me - and being religious as well.

"Having faith was huge for me, I would always believe that I would get to where I hope to get to and thankfully, and thanks to God, it has worked out."



Eze grew up in Greenwich, London and said he and his family suffered financial troubles before he started making money.

"I didn't come from a rich family or anything like that, my parents did what they could and try their best to help me and my brothers and my sister to get through life. I know the struggle that they've been through, it wasn't easy for them even to gather money for us to look after us," he added.

"But that's why it was more of a relief because I can take some pressure off them and help them a bit and it's not so much of a hand-to-mouth sort of situation.

"I finally got the pro contract that I was praying for, endlessly. And for my family, knowing that I'm now in a position where I can grow and progress along if I work hard, I can grow and be able to help them out of whatever situation that we were in back then.

"That's why it was more of a relief because we had been in a situation without a club for a while and was still working hard still doing what we can but the fact that it came eventually and came quite late, it was honestly a grateful moment.

"I can't relax because you're still working hard but a bit of pressure is off now."


Eze, is now as a key player for Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace side but says game hasn't affected his mentality.

"You know how I feel about myself? I feel the same as how I felt when I was at QPR," he continued.

"So it's not much of a difference for me. I know other people may look at me differently, but for me, the way that me and my family have been and how they've helped me and supported me, I can't look at it any differently."]]>
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 07:10:06 +0000
"Arsenal rejecting me made me doubt i would make it in football" - Crystal Palace star Eberechi Eze http://nairaplace.com//2474/-arsenal-rejecting-me-made-me-doubt-i-would-make-it-in-football-crystal-palace-star-eberechi-eze.htm


Eze, whose mum and dad are Nigerians, has played for England Under-21s' but before he found success he was released by Arsenal aged 13 and tried his luck at a series of other clubs like Fulham, Reading and Millwall, who all declined his services.



Eze worked part-time in a UK shop chain while studying in college, before he was signed by Queen's Park Rangers in 2016.


Fast forward to 2020 and he is now a premier league star.



Eze has now admitted that he was concerned that his dream might never have come to pass.

"Of course, you have doubts," Eze said at England's training centre at St. George's Park on Wednesday November 11.

"You have doubts in your thinking of whether you're going to get your professional contract, whether you're going to be what you hoped you'd be.

"It has built huge resilience in me; I think being released, I'm sure loads of players will tell you this, being released is not the best feeling and you're not in the best space mentally.

'But of course, as a footballer, not just a footballer, but anyone, you have to be strong, you have to be courageous.

"You have to get back up again, not allow your setbacks to determine where you end up in life. You have to keep moving forward. For me, I feel that's something that was put into me, was forced into me after being released - I had to get up and be strong.

"But for me, it was more the support my family and people around me that continue to instil, that faith in me - and being religious as well.

"Having faith was huge for me, I would always believe that I would get to where I hope to get to and thankfully, and thanks to God, it has worked out."



Eze grew up in Greenwich, London and said he and his family suffered financial troubles before he started making money.

"I didn't come from a rich family or anything like that, my parents did what they could and try their best to help me and my brothers and my sister to get through life. I know the struggle that they've been through, it wasn't easy for them even to gather money for us to look after us," he added.

"But that's why it was more of a relief because I can take some pressure off them and help them a bit and it's not so much of a hand-to-mouth sort of situation.

"I finally got the pro contract that I was praying for, endlessly. And for my family, knowing that I'm now in a position where I can grow and progress along if I work hard, I can grow and be able to help them out of whatever situation that we were in back then.

"That's why it was more of a relief because we had been in a situation without a club for a while and was still working hard still doing what we can but the fact that it came eventually and came quite late, it was honestly a grateful moment.

"I can't relax because you're still working hard but a bit of pressure is off now."


Eze, is now as a key player for Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace side but says game hasn't affected his mentality.

"You know how I feel about myself? I feel the same as how I felt when I was at QPR," he continued.

"So it's not much of a difference for me. I know other people may look at me differently, but for me, the way that me and my family have been and how they've helped me and supported me, I can't look at it any differently."
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Thu, 12 Nov 2020 07:07:46 +0000
Rapper Blaqbonez shows off his d**k print in transparent white pants http://nairaplace.com//2473/rapper-blaqbonez-shows-off-his-d-k-print-in-transparent-white-pants-.html


The rapper had on a transparent white trousers in the video and went underwear-free.

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Thu, 12 Nov 2020 07:04:47 +0000
Intelligence Agency has put a bounty on my head that I must be arrested: Sowore http://nairaplace.com//2472/intelligence-agency-has-put-a-bounty-on-my-head-that-i-must-be-arrested-sowore-.html


He made the allegation on his social media handles. Read his post below



''#RevolutionNow Info reaching me now is that a signal from Defence Intelligence Agency has put a bounty on my head, that I must be arrested or murdered as they claim I would resist arrest in the next 24hrs! This is from the Defence HQ here is Abuja! The Inspector General of Police, Adamu is also involved and I am sure the DSS are all involved. Be it known that this can’t affect the struggle for freedom! It doesn’t matter what they do to me, please let this generation never give up, we just have to do this now so that we will never leave the next generation of Nigerians with this recurring nonsense! Thank you!''
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Thu, 12 Nov 2020 07:02:31 +0000
Bandits demand Zamfara farmers pay harvest fee to them before they can harvest http://nairaplace.com//2471/bandits-demand-zamfara-farmers-pay-harvest-fee-to-them-before-they-can-harvest.html


Farmers made this revelation to BBC Hausa. The farmers were forced to pay bandits to allow them access to their farms at the beginning of the planting season. Now that it's time to harvest their crops, the bandits are demanding as much as 900,000 Naira from farmers in certain villagers before they will allow them carry on harvesting.



Northern youths took to Twitter to complain about this while explaining that this is one of the reasons for the expensive cost of foodstuff in the markets.]]>
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 06:59:30 +0000
Nigerian woman gives birth to triplets after 18 years of childlessness http://nairaplace.com//2470/nigerian-woman-gives-birth-to-triplets-after-18-years-of-childlessness.html


Her cousin, Erinyana Monday, who shared the good news on Sunday, November 8, described the testimony as one she will live to remember.



"After 18years of mockery, names calling and all sort, God has finally blessed my cousin with the fruit of the womb, not 1, not 2, but 3 beautiful souls. It's a testimony I will ever live to remember, to God be the glory." she wrote.

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Wed, 11 Nov 2020 15:46:09 +0000
2023: I will become President like Joe Biden- Pastor Tunde Bakare http://nairaplace.com//2469/2023-i-will-become-president-like-joe-biden-pastor-tunde-bakare.html


Bakare who was President Buhari's running mate during the 2011 presidential election, said this during a chat with newsmen on Tuesday, November 10.



According to the clergyman, his presidential ambition is not a do-or-die affair but as the Lord lives, he will emerge, President, just as Joe Biden has done.



“There is something called destiny. I am not one to hide under the umbrella of one finger and make ambition look like vision, I do not camouflage. It is not a matter of life and death, but you can write it down. As the Lord lives, and as I am given the opportunity, the day will come, like Joe Biden, that I will be the President of Nigeria.” Bakare said

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Wed, 11 Nov 2020 10:48:55 +0000
152 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2468/152-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-93, FCT-21, Oyo-15, Rivers-11, Bauchi-7, Kwara-2, Bayelsa-1, Edo-1, Plateau-1.



There are now 64,336 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,160 deaths have been recorded. 60,333 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Wed, 11 Nov 2020 07:44:12 +0000
US President-elect Joe Biden calls Donald Trump's failure to concede 'an embarrassment' http://nairaplace.com//2467/us-president-elect-joe-biden-calls-donald-trump-s-failure-to-concede-an-embarrassment-.html

Biden was speaking to reporters in Wilmington, Delaware, about Affordable Care Act when he asked for his thoughts about how some Americans feel over the president's refusal to publicly concede defeat, Biden said, "I just think it's an embarrassment, quite frankly."



"How can I say this tactfully? I think it will not help the president's legacy."


"I think that -- I know from my discussions with foreign leaders, thus far, that they are hopeful that the United States' democratic institutions are viewed once again as being strong and enduring," Biden said.


"And -- but I think at the end of the day, you know, it's all going to come to fruition on January 20th. And between now and then, I hope an expectation is that the American people are -- do know and do understand that there has been a transition, even among Republicans who are people who voted for the president," he continued.

"I understand the sense of loss. I get that, but I think the majority of the people who voted for the president, a lot voted for him, a significantly smaller number, but a lot voted for him. I think they understand that we have to come together. I think they're ready to unite, and I believe we can pull the country out of this bitter politics that we've seen for the last -- last five, six, seven, years," Biden said, reverting to his call for unity.

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Wed, 11 Nov 2020 07:41:14 +0000
Actress Uche Elendu recounts near-death experience as she celebrates her daughter http://nairaplace.com//2466/actress-uche-elendu-recounts-near-death-experience-as-she-celebrates-her-daughter-.html


Chizuterem turns 12 today and Uche shared photos of her on Instagram to celebrate her.



Her caption on the photos reads:



Happy Birthday to the Love of my Life, my big baby, my first fruit, my bunch of talents, the destined Star, my pride,
By this time 12 years ago I was fighting a battle with principalities and powers, fighting with dead people I recognized, the doctors and nurses had lost hope, only the Lord could possibly have saved me and brought me back after 5 hours, Thanks to my doctor that dropped his surgical equipments and picked up his bible and started praying in the theater @uzomaosuji God bless you sir that's why when I praise God, I do it without caring where I am and who is watching, theres nothing that can move me, cos I have been in the war front and my Warrior, the strongest and mighty man in Battle delivered me, this big baby came out breathless and it took an angel in the body of a nurse to breathe life into her.. Chizuterem you are a child of Destiny, the greatness and mantle you carry is Above me, The lord will satisfy you with long life, prosperity, wisdom, knowledge, understanding, favour and salvation and the grace to carry your mantle of Greatness. Go forth my child, You are Unshakable! Soar like an eagle for heaven has blessed you. My 11 11 baby the World will celebrate you and your name will be heard for good all over the world. Happy Birthday my beautiful daughter. I love you.
11 - 11 - 20- 20. Special date with a Special Blessing]]>
Wed, 11 Nov 2020 07:38:49 +0000
CBN accuses #EndSARS frontliners whose accounts were frozen of terrorism http://nairaplace.com//2465/cbn-accuses-endsars-frontliners-whose-accounts-were-frozen-of-terrorism.html


Punch reported that in the case with suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/1384/2020 filed before Justice A. R. Mohammed, the CBN made no mention of the fact that the 20 accounts were owned by persons involved in the #EndSARS protests, but instead told the court that the funds might have emanated from terrorist activities.



The written address read in part;



“My lord, the nature of the transactions undertaken through the defendants’ accounts are of suspected terrorism financing in contravention of Section 13(1)(a)and(b) of the Terrorism (Prevention)(Amendment) Act, 2013 and Regulation 31(2)(a)and (3)(b) of the Central Bank of Nigeria Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism Regulations, 2013.”



In a supporting affidavit deposed to by one Aondowase Jacob on behalf of the CBN, it was stated that the Head of the Economic Intelligence Unit of the Governor’s Department, CBN, Joseph Omayuku, had conducted an investigation on the accounts of the defendants and other individuals and entities held with certain banks in Nigeria. It was alleged that the investigation showed that the owners of the accounts may have been involved in terrorist activities.



The affidavit added;



“There is a grave allegation that the defendants are involved in suspected terrorism financing via their bank accounts in contravention of the provisions of extant laws and regulations. The aforesaid transactions undertaken by the defendants, using their bank accounts, can cause significant economic and security harm to the public and the Federal Republic of Nigeria if left unchecked.

“The applicant (CBN governor) is thus desirous to have the court empower him to direct the freezing of the 20 accounts listed on the annexure to this application and all other bank accounts held by the defendants.

“A freezing order of this honourable court in respect of the defendants’ accounts would also enable the investigation of the activities of the defendants to a logical conclusion with a view to reporting same to the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit.”



The apex bank further stated that unless the order was granted, it would not be able to ensure that the money remained intact, while investigations were ongoing. The 20 accounts frozen by the CBN are domiciled in Access Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank, Fidelity Bank, United Bank for Africa and Zenith Bank.



Recall that it was reported earlier that the accounts were flagged after they received money with the narration #EndSARS.



Justice Mohammed froze the accounts for 180 days subject to renewal, but said anyone who was not satisfied with the ruling was free to challenge it.]]>
Wed, 11 Nov 2020 07:34:40 +0000
#Dasukigate: N2.2 billion was spent on prayers against Boko Haram – EFCC witness http://nairaplace.com//2464/-dasukigate-n2-2-billion-was-spent-on-prayers-against-boko-haram-efcc-witness-.html

Adariko was giving evidence as the first prosecution witness (PW1) in the trial of Sambo Dasuki, in the alleged two billion dollars arms deal fraud. Others charged with Dasuki, a retired colonel, are a former General Manager with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Aminu Baba-kusa, Acacia Holdings Limited and Reliance Referral Hospital Limited.



The EFCC charged them with 32 counts bordering on misappropriation, criminal breach of trust, dishonest release, and receiving various sums of money.



Led in evidence by the EFCC counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, Adariko told the court that N750 million was allegedly transferred from a special account linked to Dasuki's office to Reliance Referral Hospital Limited’s account with First Bank.



He added that N650 million was also transferred to Acacia Holding Limited’s account with EcoBank, while another N600 million and N200 million were transferred to the company’s account with UBA.

“Between September 27, 2013, and April 16, 2015, N50 million was credited to Reliance Referral Hospital’s account. Based on responses from the banks involved, as investigating officer, we found out that money was transferred to several individuals and companies.

When we went through the account statement, we asked the second defendant (Aminu Babakusa) the reason for this. He informed us that the money was used to hire clerics to pray for the nation as regards Boko Haram crisis.

When we asked him to provide the names, contacts and phone numbers of the clerics he hired to pray for the nation, he mentioned only two,” he said.



After listening to Adariko's testimony, the case was adjourned until November 11 for the continuation of the hearing.



Mr Dasuki spent four years in detention, following his arrest in 2015 over alleged misappropriation of N2.2 billion meant for arms purchase during his time as National Security Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan. After the Federal Government had consistently failed to honour court orders granting him bail, including an ECOWAS court judgment in 2016, he was finally released on December 24, 2019.

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Wed, 11 Nov 2020 07:33:21 +0000
I don't think fornicators have the right to judge LGBTQ community - Jay http://nairaplace.com//2463/i-don-t-think-fornicators-have-the-right-to-judge-lgbtq-community-jay-.html


According to him, they both commit sin and would end up in ''hell.'' He stated this on his Instagram stories.]]>
Tue, 10 Nov 2020 13:22:28 +0000
Donald Trump's ex-wife, Ivana brands him a 'bad loser' as he refuses to concede http://nairaplace.com//2462/donald-trump-s-ex-wife-ivana-brands-him-a-bad-loser-as-he-refuses-to-concede-.html


The 71-year-old, who is mother of Trump's three eldest children, suggested he should go down to Palm Beach, where he owns a luxury estate, to accept his political career is over.



Ivana said: "He's not a good loser. He doesn't like to lose, so he's going to fight and fight and fight.



"He has to go and declare that he lost.



"I just want this whole thing to be over with, one way or another. I really don't care.



"I don't think he has a choice. He's going to go down to Palm Beach and play golf and live the normal life, I think.



"This is the best choice for what he can do.



"He hates to be a loser, that I'm sure of. But if he loses, he loses."

Ivana, a former model from the Czech Republic, married Mr Trump in 1977. They share children Donald Jr, 42, Ivanka, 39, and Eric, 36. They divorced in 1992 after Mr Trump's affair with actress Marla Marples, who went on to become his second wife.



Ivana said her children were doing "fine" but added that she hoped they could lead more normal lives now the election campaign is over.



She said: "I think they enjoyed being around Donald and running the election and seeing what will happen, but now it is - thank God - over.



"I'm not really sure what they are going to be up to. I just want them to be able to live their normal lives.



"Not the Washington life and all that, just in New York or wherever they're going to be and just live their normal lives."

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Tue, 10 Nov 2020 13:14:17 +0000
Trump ‘won’t leave White House he has told aides to write his name on everything" http://nairaplace.com//2461/trump-won-t-leave-white-house-he-has-told-aides-to-write-his-name-on-everything-.html


The allegations which emanated from an unverified Twitter account called Rogue POTUS Staff, which is operated by a group known as "Anonymous patriots" also alleged that Trump has "told aides to 'write his name on everything.'" in the White House



The accusation was tweeted out on Monday November 9, after Trump lost his presidential battle to Joe Biden and claimed it was a "rigged" election even though there is not yet any known evidence of widespread voter fraud.


Trump has refused to concede and has started lawsuits in the states he lost to Joe Biden.



The tweet reads: "Not announced yet, but there will be a press briefing at White House at 3:00 pm today to talk about the President's plans.

"He will basically be saying that he has no intentions of leaving in Jan. He's been using the phrase 'write my name on everything in the room.'"



The tweet then adds that the event would be held at Whyte House Monograms in Chevy Chase, a small family oriented monogramming business.]]>
Tue, 10 Nov 2020 09:18:17 +0000
Socialite Ginimbi bought casket a week before his death http://nairaplace.com//2460/socialite-ginimbi-bought-casket-a-week-before-his-death.html


According to The ZimbabweMail, a casket was found in one of his spare bedrooms following his death.



A photo of the casket has been shared online by Pindula news platforms.

Genius "Ginimbi" Kadungure died on the spot along Liberation Legacy Way in Harare, ordinarily known by many as Borrowdale Road, when his speeding Rolls Royce collided head-on with a Honda Fit, veered off the road and hit a tree before catching fire



Three other people - Limumba Karim, Alichia Adams and Mimie Moana - also died in the crash.



Prior to the accident, Michelle Amuli, popularly known as Mimie Moana, had a dream that she died and she narrated the dream about her death in a video making rounds online.



Unfortunately, Mimie's dream came to pass as the accident occurred while the group was returning from Dreams Night Club after celebrating Mimie's 26th birthday.]]>
Tue, 10 Nov 2020 09:14:18 +0000
94 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2459/94-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-50, FCT-24, Kwara-9, Edo-4, Kaduna-3, Ondo-2, Plateau-2.



There are now 64,184 confirmed cases of Coronavirus and 1,158 deaths have been recorded. 60,069 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Tue, 10 Nov 2020 09:08:52 +0000
BBNajia star, Erica Nlewedim rants on Twitter http://nairaplace.com//2458/bbnajia-star-erica-nlewedim-rants-on-twitter.html


Erica started by wondering why people she knew before going into the house don't have issues with her unlike those she has met after she left the house.



When some of her fans expressed shock at her tweets and asked that someone should take her phone from her, Erica stated that people should allow her express herself. She ended by stating that she needs to go on a vacation.



Read her tweets below

''I wonder why I haven’t had issues with my people I’ve known before the house but can’t say the same for the people I met after, they all have one thing in common, selfish interests. I run from those people!

I’m not going to be your perfect celebrity all the time, I’m just a regular girl. I say what’s on my mind and it doesn’t have to be because of any drama

If you put too much pressure to be perfect on a human being, they will be stressed. I just want to tweet like a normal person so please be guided.

Now I’m sure I need a vacation on an island and with no phones'']]>
Tue, 10 Nov 2020 08:31:56 +0000
Mississippi's Asya Branch wins Miss USA 2020 http://nairaplace.com//2457/mississippi-s-asya-branch-wins-miss-usa-2020.html


The 22-year-old was named winner of the competition at a ceremony which took place at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee on Monday evening.

She was crowned by her predecessor Miss USA 2019 Chelsie Kryst at the event in which Miss Idaho USA Kim Layne was the first runner-up, while Miss Oklahoma USA Mariah Jane Davis was the second runner-up.



Asides being the first Black Miss Mississippi, she is also the first Mississippian to win the Miss USA title. In her final statement in the contest, Branch addressed gun laws.



She said;



“As someone who grew up in a home with guns, I learned at an early age how to load, how to fire and gun safety. And, I think that education should be available to everyone. I believe that we should require people to pass training and safety courses before they’re allowed to purchase a gun and before receiving a permit.

“I think it’s important that we not ban guns because obviously people will find a way to get what they want anyways. But I think it’s our Second Amendment right and we just need more safety surrounding that.”

Branch displayed pure shock as her name was called out and she was promptly crowned. In a video shared on Twitter after she was crowned, Branch was asked "Who are you?" "Miss USA!" she proudly yelled. ]]>
Tue, 10 Nov 2020 08:28:12 +0000
Trump aide blocks Biden administration from accessing $9.9m in transition funds http://nairaplace.com//2456/trump-aide-blocks-biden-administration-from-accessing-9-9m-in-transition-funds.html


Emily Murphy, head of the General Services Administration (GSA), said the election has not yet been decided.



“An ascertainment has not yet been made,” said Pamela Pennington, a spokeswoman for GSA. “And its Administrator will continue to abide by, and fulfill, all requirements under the law.”



The GSA is the agency that plays a role in helping to fund newly elected presidents and authorize access to government officials, office space, and equipment.



Democratic congressman from Virginia, Gerry Connolly, called for Murphy to sign off on the paperwork so that Biden can start the transition process. ‘GSA Admin Emily Murphy must begin the Biden transition without delay,’ Connolly wrote in a tweet.



‘The Administrator plays a critical role in the peaceful transfer of power and ensuring vital government services are not disrupted. This is all the more important amid a deadly pandemic. Do the right thing.’ Connolly added



Joe Biden was announced the winner of the 2020 presidential election on Saturday, but Donald Trump is still yet to concede defeat.



The Republican politician has continued to claim that he has won the election ‘by a lot,’ and has filed several lawsuits that alleged there was voter fraud in the election, although there is no evidence to support these claims.



According to Mirror, Trump and the GOP have already lost 10 different lawsuits that they have filed since election day.]]>
Tue, 10 Nov 2020 08:16:03 +0000
DJ Switch is safe and out of the country - Peter Okoye’s PA http://nairaplace.com//2455/dj-switch-is-safe-and-out-of-the-country-peter-okoye-s-pa.html


Recall that the entertainer who was signed by Peter Okoye as his personal disc jockey in 2017, made headlines after capturing the shooting which occurred at Lekki Toll Gate in an Instalive video on October 20.



Switch reportedly travelled out of the country shortly after she narrated her ordeal before the Sub-committee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of the Canadian parliament.



Abi has now confirmed that she is safe and out of Nigeria, however he did not disclose where DJ Switch is residing in the interview with Punch.

He said;



“We do not want to say anything at the moment and that is the truth. This is a matter of threat and we do not want to say anything at the moment. She had been getting a lot of threats and the truth is that she is not even in Nigeria at the moment and she is safe. We will not want to answer whether she is in Canada for now but she is not in the country and she is safe.

“I cannot tell you if DJ Switch testified at a Canadian parliament, but if you see that the Canadian parliament posted it, then she probably did it. I know that she has not posted anything and I remember that my boss told her not to post anything; but in due time, she will speak out.

“She got threats from every angle; she received death threats from every angle; so, she just had to leave. I am just going to say this because of her safety, we just have to keep things quiet low.”]]>
Tue, 10 Nov 2020 08:13:54 +0000
13-year-old boy thrown into fire for allegedly stealing food in Ebonyi http://nairaplace.com//2454/13-year-old-boy-thrown-into-fire-for-allegedly-stealing-food-in-ebonyi.html


The incident happenned on Saturday, November 7, at Inikiri Benard village, in Effium community, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi state.



It was gathered that the boy, whose mother is late, while his father is bedridden with a chronic mental illness, was thrown into a fire by two traders who accused him of stealing rice from a shop at a market.

After throwing the boy into fire, the perpetrators identified Paul Ifere Amah and Paul Nweke left him to burn to death.



The Chairman of Human Rights Defenders (HURIDE) Ebonyi State chapter, Sampson Oko Nweke, who confirmed the incident in a statement, condemned the dastardly act.



"HURIDE got a call from one Mr George Etamesor of the HRCRC over this grave abuse on this poor child," Mr Nweke said.



"Because he was caught trying to steal some rice in their village market, he was tied up, thrown into burning fire in a refuse dump in the market and allowed to roast like a goat. The perpetrators, Mr Paul Ifere Amah and Mr Paul Nweke of the same village after committing this evil, saw the critical condition of their victim, yet they abandoned him to groan to death.



"It took the intervention of sympathisers to rush him to AMURT hospital there in Effium,but due to the severity of the damages, the roasted boy was declined treatment. Efforts were thereafter made to bring him to AE-FETHA2 where he is currently battling between life and death.



When HURIDE interviewed the perpetrators, they said;



"Ifeanyi has been in the habit of stealing cassava, yam and others. So this time, we caught him stealing our rice and we decided to teach him a lesson so that he will not come back to steal our food again. It was not our intention to burn his whole body. We only tied him up and after beating him, we tried to roast his toes in the fire, but because he was struggling, he slipped of our hands and fell into the fire and got burnt beyond our expectation. So far, the police have duly been communicated."



Spokesperson of the Ebonyi State Police Command, DSP Loveth Odah, who confirmed the incident, however, said the police are yet to receive an official statement on the matter]]>
Mon, 09 Nov 2020 13:12:13 +0000
Donald Trump puts his personal helicopter up for sale (photos) http://nairaplace.com//2453/donald-trump-puts-his-personal-helicopter-up-for-sale-photos-.html


According to TMZ, Trump currently owns three Sikorsky S76-B helicopters plus other private aircraft not associated with the White House. He has decided to sell one of those choppers through an aerial retailer via Aero Asset.

The six-seater aircraft which has a cream leather interior, gold seat buckles, and a fridge is currently in storage at a hangar in New Jersey is 31 years old. The listing has been online since August does not give a price but wants buyers to 'Call for price. Make an offer,' if they wish to purchase the aircraft.

The market value for the helicopter is in the range of $700,000-$800,000, while newer models are valued from $1 million to $2 million.



Trump has not flown in the Sikorsky S76-B copter since entering the White House in 2017 when he was provided with presidential transportation of Air Force One and the president's helicopter, Marine One.



The news comes days after the Republican politician lost the 2020 presidential election for a second term to Democrat Joe Biden. ]]>
Mon, 09 Nov 2020 12:54:53 +0000
#EndSARS protest is a tip of the iceberg, revolution is coming - Buba Galadima http://nairaplace.com//2452/-endsars-protest-is-a-tip-of-the-iceberg-revolution-is-coming-buba-galadima.html


Speaking in an interview with Punch, Galadima said the government of President Muhammadu Buhari is setting the stage for a revolution "by excluding, disenfranchising people not on the basis of competence but on the basis of ‘they don’t belong”.



The former National Secretary of President Buhari's former party, Congress for Progressive Change party, averred that Nigeria needs a leader who has a large heart and would carry everyone along.



Galadima said;



“When #EndSARS started, they didn’t know that the sons and daughters of average Nigerians, who could not get food to eat, (could) make them lose sleep. And they’ve just seen a tip of the iceberg,” Galadima said.

“They are leading this country into a revolution that they don’t want to accept. They are the people causing the revolution by excluding, disenfranchising people not on the basis of competence but on the basis of ‘they don’t belong’.

“That is why we need a leader that is a large-hearted Nigerian who will carry us all along, not because he is an Idoma man or a Barde man. Do they know? One of my friend’s sons wanted to join the police force. He was asked by these faceless people to pay an amount of money for him to be recruited.

“My friend told his son, ‘even if I had the money, I won’t pay, besides, I don’t even have the money. If you are recruited because I paid the money, you are also going in there to help yourself to make the money back.”



The politician also averred that he has worked for Buhari more than any other person, yet his children are not employed in the public service.



Galadima added;



“Now, I have about seven children with master’s degrees. I have medical doctors, but none of them could be employed (into the public service) because I don’t have the money to give.

“Even my friends in the government are running away from me because they wouldn’t want to be seen with me, let alone for me to ask for a favour.

“A favour from a government formed by Buhari, whom I worked more than any human being, including Buhari himself, to bring into office, that I can’t even bring a son or a daughter to be employed?”]]>
Mon, 09 Nov 2020 08:53:31 +0000
Lilian Bach celebrates turning 50 by releasing lovely new photos http://nairaplace.com//2451/lilian-bach-celebrates-turning-50-by-releasing-lovely-new-photos.html


The actress accompanied the photos with a caption thanking God for "50 fabulous years".

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Mon, 09 Nov 2020 08:51:11 +0000
Actress Eniola Badmus replies troll who body-shamed her http://nairaplace.com//2450/actress-eniola-badmus-replies-troll-who-body-shamed-her.html


A troll saw it and body-shamed her for posting the photo. The troll implied that she doesn't look good in the outfit and wondered if she did not see herself in the mirror. He further opined that all her friends are ''deceiving''.

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Mon, 09 Nov 2020 08:42:29 +0000
Kano Sharia police destroys 1,975,000 bottles of beer worth over N200 million http://nairaplace.com//2449/kano-sharia-police-destroys-1-975-000-bottles-of-beer-worth-over-n200-million.html


“Even in Kano we have banned the consumption of beer in all parts of the State,” Ganduje emphasised.


Ganduje said that the Hisbah Board was established with the aim of preventing evil social acts in the society.

He explained that as part of his administration’s effort of enhancing the welfare of the Hisbah, before this year 2020 runs out, there would be a salary increase and new uniform for the security unit.



“My administration is proud of the way you discharge your duties..therefore I wish to urge all stakeholders to continue give you all the support you need to succeed,” the Governor said.

In his remarks, the Commander General, Kano State Hisbah Board, Sheikh Harun Muhammad Ibn Sina said that the beer confiscated is worth over N200 million.


He further said that the board got a court order to destroy over 20 trucks of alcohol.



While expressing the appreciation of the support given to them by the state Government, Ib Sina assured that the Hisbah would not relent in its fight against immoral acts that are destroying the society.




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Mon, 09 Nov 2020 08:12:23 +0000
Nigerian father of two boasts about cheating on his wife with her younger sister http://nairaplace.com//2448/nigerian-father-of-two-boasts-about-cheating-on-his-wife-with-her-younger-sister.html


"If your wife provokes you and you want to punish her cheat with her sister or relative and make her to find out, there is nothing more painful to them like cheating with their blood, they may not care if you cheat outside," he wrote.



According to him, his wife left him and their infant baby after he cheated on her with her younger sister.



"I don't post what does not work for me. She will be pained all the days of her life. In fact I have been cheating on my wife, if she find out I apologize. Immediately I found this strategy, I cheated with her junior sis and she left a breastfeeding baby for me and leave. she never returned, we separate. That's why I know it Pained them. Just want to make common sense. #WISEMAN" he added.]]>
Mon, 09 Nov 2020 08:03:27 +0000
300 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2447/300-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-255, FCT-27, Oyo-10, Kaduna-5, Ondo-2, Kano-1.



There are now 64,090 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,154 deaths have been recorded. 59,910 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Mon, 09 Nov 2020 07:59:39 +0000
Rapper Vector expecting a baby with his girlfriend http://nairaplace.com//2446/rapper-vector-expecting-a-baby-with-his-girlfriend.html


The photos the excited parents shared from their baby shower came with the caption "May the happiness be forever fam, Mum and Dad". ]]>
Mon, 09 Nov 2020 07:56:17 +0000
6 Nigerians convicted in UAE over ‘Boko Haram Funding’ http://nairaplace.com//2445/6-nigerians-convicted-in-uae-over-boko-haram-funding-.html


Daily Trust reported that two of the convicts, Surajo Abubakar Muhammad and Saleh Yusuf Adamu were sentenced to life imprisonment while the remaining four, Ibrahim Ali Alhassan, AbdurRahman Ado Musa, Bashir Ali Yusuf and Muhammad Ibrahim Isa were handed ten-year imprisonment respectively.



The convicts were reportedly involved in different cash transfers allegedly in favour of Boko Haram to the tune of USD782, 000.00 between 2015 and 2016, even though their associates insisted that the transactions were for legitimate purposes.



Engaging in such an activity is a crime under Article 29, Clause 3 of UAE’s Federal Law No 7 of 2017 with regards to anti-terrorism law. It was further gathered that arrest warrants from the office of the National Security Bureau were issued against the accused after investigations “confirmed their involvement and membership of the Boko Haram” terror group in Nigeria, and transferring money for that group.



They were apprehended between April 16 and 17, 2017, and their homes searched according to the search warrant issued by the National Security Prosecution office dated April 16, 2017.



While the first and second accused were said to have been charged for joining the Boko Haram group in Nigeria knowingly, which is a crime punishable under Article 22/2 of the Federal Law No 7 of 2017 with regards to anti-terrorism punishable by death or life imprisonment, the third, fourth, fifth and sixth accused were charged with assisting the terror group knowingly, which is a crime under Article 31, Clause 1 of the same law, and is punishable by life imprisonment or jail for not less than five years under the UAE law.



The publication reported that almost all the transactions that landed the six Nigerians now in jail in the UAE were initiated by two undercover Boko Haram agents who are based in Nigeria from where they were facilitating the funding transactions.



One of them, Alhaji Sa’idu who is allegedly based in Nigeria, is said to be a senior undercover Boko Haram member responsible for facilitating the group’s access to funds from its sponsors.



Also fingered in some of the transitions is one Alhaji Ashiru, who is said to be “a Nigerian government official” and yet a senior undercover Boko Haram member who facilitated the transfer of misappropriated public funds to the group.



A source said;



“I think Alhaji Sa’idu is just Nom de guerre who used the gullibility of the victims to achieve his aim. They were into bureau de change business, receiving and sending monies on behalf of others.

“From what I understand, they have been doing the business for long and along the line, they fell into a trap. I am not siding with them or trying to indict them but generally, there is ignorance on their side."



Families of the convicts however told Daily Trust that their relatives were most likely deceived in the course of their routine bureau de change transactions to the extent that some of the transactions they facilitated turned out to be for proceeds meant for Boko Haram activities.



Auwalu Ali Alhassan, an elder brother to two of the convicts; Ibrahim Ali and Bashir Ali said his siblings were not given a fair hearing during the trial, adding that efforts to get the Nigerian government to intervene proved abortive.



Alhassan said;



“There was no fair hearing during the court case; no witnesses and they were just convicted to ten years in prison (Ibrahim and Bashir) and those that provided them with the monies were sentenced to 25 years each. They were earlier accused of money laundering and nothing more but along the line, the charge changed to financing terrorism.

“The case was appealed and still the ruling was upheld. We reported back to foreign affairs (here in Nigeria) and they advised us to wait till after the appeal.

“This wasn’t to be. After they were taken to court they were later charged with terrorism, that those monies they collected were from people linked with a terrorist.

“Our brothers were not accused of terrorism. The ministry requested inquiries trying to use diplomatic relations to secure their release since they were not convicted of terrorism and to seek an explanation from the UAE of what really happened. It was at that point when the COVID pandemic sets in. Till date, the government of the UAE has not provided the information and court proceedings being sought by the Nigerian government.

“We have been to relevant places including the Ministry of Justice and the Diaspora Commission; they keep telling us no response (from the UAE). We even wrote an open letter to the president, which was published in some national dailies but no positive development. The boys are still being held in prison. We are seeing lack of interest from the Nigerian government to secure their release."



When contacted, the Attorney – General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami said the Nigerian government was aware of the matter and had written the UAE seeking records of proceedings but was yet to get feedback.



Commenting on claims by families of some of the convicts that different government agencies including the ministry of justice failed to come to their aid, Malami said it was not true that the Nigerian government did not do anything on the matter.



Malami said;



“Nigerian government has written firstly for copies of the proceedings, which will give us the opportunity to see whether justice was done or not. And on whether they have committed the crime, we requested to know who and who are involved so that the Nigerian government will know what to do next.

“Nigerian government is working but it doesn’t have the exclusive control, it has to rely on the information provided by UAE. So, it is not in control of the speed of response or action.

“We are working on both the issues that they did not receive a fair hearing and that they were alleged to have supported Boko Haram activities."



On alleged undercover agents who are said to be at large, Malami said;



“Since the relationship involves issues of money between Nigeria and UAE, the Nigerian government has equally instructed the existing agencies of government to embark on an investigation on that and we have gone far.

“We await further intelligence from the UAE, which has relevance to the conviction and trial in order to do what we can as a follow-up to take the next line of action."]]>
Mon, 09 Nov 2020 07:51:11 +0000
Former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi's nephew kidnapped http://nairaplace.com//2444/former-emir-of-kano-sanusi-lamido-sanusi-s-nephew-kidnapped.html


Daily Trust reported that Abdullahi popularly known as Yaya Baba, was kidnapped while on transit to Kano along Abuja-Kaduna highway last week. A source told the publication that the kidnappers have contacted the family for ransom, but he did not disclose the amount.



The source said;



“The family has sourced the requested amount and when the person assigned to deliver the money to the kidnappers set out to meet them, he lost contact with them completely. Till this moment, they have not communicated to the family."]]>
Mon, 09 Nov 2020 07:47:45 +0000
#EndSARS Protest: Lagos government releases 253 from custody http://nairaplace.com//2443/-endsars-protest-lagos-government-releases-253-from-custody.html


In a statement released by the Director of Public Affairs in the Ministry of Justice, Kayode Oyekanmi, Onigbanjo said the state’s Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) had assessed the temporary charges filed against the suspects by the police and found no prima facie evidence that they committed any crime.



The Attorney-General also revealed that the police forwarded 40 case files on 361 persons arrested in connection with the #EndSARS protests to the DPP for Legal Advice between November 4 and 5, 2020.



It was further learnt that the Director of Public Prosecutions shall be prosecuting 92 persons for different offences ranging from arson, stealing, breaking into buildings, armed robbery and murder



Onigbanjo said;



“Legal advice has been issued in respect of all the 40 case files received, and as at November 6, 2020, the directorate has been able to despatch Legal Advice in respect of 81 persons that are being charged to the various courts, while others will be despatched to court on Monday, November 9, 2020.

“Of the 361 persons, the Director of Public Prosecutions shall be prosecuting 92 persons for different offences, ranging from arson, stealing, breaking into buildings, armed robbery and murder, while the office has advised that 253 persons be released forthwith for non-disclosure of a prima facie case.

“In the meantime, two case files in respect of 16 persons have been advised for further investigation by the Police."]]>
Mon, 09 Nov 2020 07:45:29 +0000
Barcelona legend, Samuel Eto'o hospitalized with minor head injury after car accident http://nairaplace.com//2442/barcelona-legend-samuel-eto-o-hospitalized-with-minor-head-injury-after-car-accident-.html


The 39-year old was traveling home from a family wedding celebration when his car is reported to have been struck by a public bus on the Nkongsamba-Douala Road on Sunday morning, November 8.



He reportedly suffered a head injury and was immediately taken to hospital for treatment.



Cameroonian journalist Martin Camus tweeted a picture of Eto'o's damaged vehicle alongside the caption: "The crushed car Samuel Eto'o was in.

"I can confirm that he is fine, we spoke again. Doctors taking care of additional examinations."



The pictures shows Eto'o's car smashed from the front after the accident.

France Football also confirmed that Eto'o will undergo further examinations at the hospital where he's currently hospitalized.



Eto'o, who retired from football a year ago, after a lengthy and successful career played for Real Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, and Chelsea among many others, winning multiple league titles, as well as three Champions League trophies.



He is also an Olympic gold medallist and won the African Cup of Nations with Cameroon in 2000 and 2002. He is currently the all-time leading goal scorer, having scored 49 times in 97 appearances for his country.

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Mon, 09 Nov 2020 07:41:35 +0000
Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong reacts after scoring his first goal http://nairaplace.com//2441/super-eagles-defender-william-troost-ekong-reacts-after-scoring-his-first-goal-.html
27 year old Ekong scored in his side's 3-2 victory over Coventry City in Saturday night’s Championship game.

The centre-back powered a fine header past goalkeeper Marko Marosi from James Garner’s corner making it Watford's sixth win of the season.



Troost speaking to journalists said;

“James Garner put a fantastic ball in and made it easy, I just had to run on to it,” Troost-Ekong told Watford's website.

“It was an important moment and set-pieces are so important in this league, you see how they can change games. It’s been going against us so far this season so to score from a set-piece is massive.

“I’m happy I managed to contribute like that today and hopefully we can get some more during the season.”

“The goals for are really important. We have to do a bit better, we’ve been conceding too many in the last few games but there’s so much we can still improve and I think this team has so much potential,” he continued.

“We just have to keep going and keep working, keep the goalscoring going and hopefully we won’t concede as many goals from set-pieces as we have done.

“The first half we were dominant but just missing a goal. We played well in possession today, we moved the ball better than we did in the previous games and it’s always nice when we score the first goal.

“We lost ourselves for a minute when they got the two goals back, but we showed great character to come out with the three points.”



Watford are now second on the league table, one point behind leaders Reading and Troost-Ekong believes the position will boost their confidence.

“If you’re looking at the target for the rest of the season, we need to stay on course, so it’s important we stay up in the table, but everyone knows how close it is,” he added.

“If we’d lost today we might have dropped five, six or seven places, so I don’t think you can really look at the table yet, but it’s important for the feeling and for the momentum.”
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Sun, 08 Nov 2020 16:39:03 +0000
Crowd accuses woman of stealing and returning a man's penis in Aba http://nairaplace.com//2440/crowd-accuses-woman-of-stealing-and-returning-a-man-s-penis-in-aba.html


In a video shared online, the woman is seen with red marks on her face, neck, and chest, like she had been assaulted.



A crowd gathers around her, making accusations that she approached a man begging him for money and the moment the man gave her money, he felt a shock then noticed his penis had disappeared when he tried to pee.



They claim she later returned the penis after they gathered and threatened her.

However, the woman is seen in the video insisting she didn't steal or return any penis. She asked the crowd how exactly she returned the penis if she had stolen it.



Despite her denials, they keep insisting she stole and returned the penis.



The man whose penis was allegedly stolen is also seen in a sky blue shirt as the crowd walks with them to a lab.

They explain in the video that they are going to a lab to test and be sure the man's penis is still functional.



As the woman denies the penis theft allegations, a voice in the crowd is heard threatening to set her on fire.

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Sat, 07 Nov 2020 03:54:51 +0000
Man who trekked for Buhari in 2015 seeks assistance for limb pains http://nairaplace.com//2439/man-who-trekked-for-buhari-in-2015-seeks-assistance-for-limb-pains.html


The indigene of Dukku Local Government Area of Gombe State who has serious limb pains and is seeking assistance for treatment, stated that trekking in Buhari's honor at a time when Governor Mai Mala Buni was the party’s National Secretary fetched him nothing but a certificate.



Daily Trust reported that Buba disclosed that life is now unbearable for him as the joint pain persists, and that he can't even afford to pay his children’s school fees. He appealed to Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State and the party’s stakeholders to come to his aid.



Buba said;



“Since the time I conducted the trekking, the limb pain is growing by the day.

“I am appealing to my governor, Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State and the party leadership to help me look for medical assistance.”
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Sat, 07 Nov 2020 03:49:32 +0000
Corpse of female CRUTECH staff found dumped on road in Calabar http://nairaplace.com//2438/corpse-of-female-crutech-staff-found-dumped-on-road-in-calabar.html


According to CrossRiverWatch, the woman has been identified as Mrs Nkoyo, said to be a staff of the Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) while her husband is the institution's Chief driver.



The cause of death could not be ascertained as the corpse had no signs of injuries. However, one of the residents of the area said she appears to have been strangled.

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Sat, 07 Nov 2020 03:45:52 +0000
"They make 5000 from sleeping with 5 -7 men daily" - young sex worker discloses http://nairaplace.com//2437/-they-make-5000-from-sleeping-with-5-7-men-daily-young-sex-worker-discloses.html


Sharing details of her visit to the brothel on Friday, November 6, she revealed that the girls make an average of N5000 daily from sleeping with 5 - 7 men. She also found out that about four of the girls are pregnant while one is a mother to a 16 months old baby.



According to Ms Ajoluje, the girls she interviewed have expressed their readiness to quit prostitution.

''3 months ago, a young beautiful girl approached me and pleaded with tears in her eyes to help her leave the street.



''She is a SEX-WORKER. She called me 4 days ago, the reason am making this post now. I took her to a local restaurant (Mama put), we ate & drank. I made her feel so relaxed so that she can tell me what really happened.



''She sleeps with 5-7 men daily and gets #500-1000 per person. She took me to the brothel where she pays #1k daily



I met a girl with her 1 yr & 4months old baby in d same brothel. I saw 4 pregnant ones. 10 of them told me with tears that they want to become gud gals



Some of them are hairdressers, tailors, caterers etc. I beg my people. Make una ADVISE & HELP ME LOOK DIS MATA. NA MESSENGER I BE OOH.
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Sat, 07 Nov 2020 03:43:34 +0000
CBN gets court order to freeze accounts of #EndSARS promoters till January http://nairaplace.com//2436/cbn-gets-court-order-to-freeze-accounts-of-endsars-promoters-till-january.html


The request, granted by Justice Ahmed Mohammed, was filed by the CBN on October 20.



The suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1384/2020 listed those affected by the order to include Bolatito Oduala, Chima Ibebunjoh, Mary Kpengwa, Gatefield Nigeria Limited, Saadat Bibi, Bassey Israel, Wisdom Obi, Nicholas Osazele, Ebere Idibie, Akintomide Yusuf, Uhuo Promise, Mosopefoluwa Odeseye and Adegoke Emmanuel.



Others include Umoh Ekanem, Babatunde Segun, Mulu Teghenan, Mary Oshifowora, Winifred Jacob, Victor Solomon, and Idunu Williams.



The order reads

“A mandatory order is made empowering the plaintiff/applicant to direct the head office of Access Bank of Nigeria Plc, Fidelity Bank Plc, First Bank of Nigeria Plc, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, United Bank for Africa Plc and Zenith Bank Plc to freeze forthwith all transactions on the 20 bank accounts listed for a period of 90 days pending the outcome of investigation and inquiry currently being conducted by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

“It is, however, directed that the 90-day freezing order, when it lapses, may be renewed upon good cause shown by the applicant.

“It is also directed that any person, whether artificial or natural, that is affected by this order may apply to the court to have his grievance or complaint heard by the court. The suit is adjourned till February 4, 2021.”



According to the court paper, the lawyers representing the CBN were led by a former Attorney-General of the Federation, Michael Aondoakaa (SAN).



Justice A.R Mohammed ordered that the accounts should be frozen for the next 90 days subject to renewal.



The judge did not order that the defendants be served with any court process thereby leaving them unaware of the restriction of their accounts.



Recall that one of the promoters of the protest, Modupe Odele, had her passport seized while on her way to the Maldives for her birthday.

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Sat, 07 Nov 2020 03:37:45 +0000
Two abducted as Gunmen attack Adamawa speaker’s residence http://nairaplace.com//2435/two-abducted-as-gunmen-attack-adamawa-speaker-s-residence.html


It was alleged that the gunmen who kidnapped two family members of the speaker, killed a vigilante.



Spokesperson of Adamawa Police Command, Suleiman Nguroje who confirmed the incident said;



“Yesterday ( Thursday), a certain house was attacked by unknown gunmen who killed a vigilante and went away with two persons from the residence.

“Our people got to the residence around 4 am to halt the operations of the gunmen, at that material time what mattered to them was to rescue the two persons that were abducted by the gunmen and not who owns the house.”



Nguroje said the state Commissioner of Police, Olugbenga Adeyanju have deployed police detectives who are on the trail of the gunmen. ]]>
Sat, 07 Nov 2020 03:35:58 +0000
Ebonyi Government bans high-speed motorcycles http://nairaplace.com//2434/ebonyi-government-bans-high-speed-motorcycles.html


Ebonyi Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Uchenna Orji said the ban decision was taken to check the rate at which high-speed motorcycles are used to perpetrate crimes in different parts of the state.



Orji also disclosed that commercial and private motorcyclists have been barred from operating in any part of the state between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.



The commissioner said;



“The ban on the use of high-powered motorcycles is an exco decision and it’s aimed at curtailing criminality in the state.

“Security report has it that some of the people that use high-speed motorcycles use them to hit their unsuspecting targets and zoom off. So it was banned.

“Government has also outlawed ordinary motorcycles for both commercial and private motorcyclists from operating in the state between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

“The action is taken to effectively protect and secure the state, our citizens and their property.

“Our dear Gov. Dave Umahi is irrevocably committed to the protection of the lives and property of everybody living in the state."
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Sat, 07 Nov 2020 03:34:28 +0000
Police rescue nursing mother stranded with her kids in the middle of the night http://nairaplace.com//2433/police-rescue-nursing-mother-stranded-with-her-kids-in-the-middle-of-the-night-.html


According to the Lagos State Police Command, the woman was seen around Funso Williams Avenue at about 1:15 am on Friday, November 6.



Her battery was flat so the officers helped jump-start the vehicle and followed her to be sure she was OK. Along the way, the petrol in her car finished and the officers said they assisted her with petrol before escorting her to a safe spot.]]>
Sat, 07 Nov 2020 03:32:58 +0000
Photos and Videos from Davido and Chioma's son, Ifeanyi's first birthday party http://nairaplace.com//2432/photos-and-videos-from-davido-and-chioma-s-son-ifeanyi-s-first-birthday-party.html


In attendance were the entire DMW label crew; Davido’s manager Asa Asika, , Peruzzi, B-Red, Mayorkun, Israel DMW and a host of others.]]>
Fri, 06 Nov 2020 06:14:12 +0000
Police killed my sister a day before her NYSC passing out parade - Lady says http://nairaplace.com//2431/police-killed-my-sister-a-day-before-her-nysc-passing-out-parade-lady-says.html


Chinenye told the panel that a policeman, identified as Inspector Benjamin Peters of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, allegedly shot her sister around the Ceddi Plaza bridge in Abuja.



“On the 3rd of July 2018 the deceased went out. after work to celebrate her passing out from the National Youth Service, which was supposed to be the next day.

“Prior to her death, she was living with me and worked at Outsource Global Company, Mabushi (Abuja). Her working hours were between 1pm and 11pm everyday.”

Chineye said her late sister sent her a WhatsApp message around 10.22pm on July 3, 2018 informing her she was going out with her colleagues in the office, Mr. Tobi and Mr. Arafat, to have drinks and also celebrate the conclusion of her NYSC scheme.



She told the panel that she and her sister shared the same bed in their apartment and that she was shocked that at about 2am when she woke up to use the restroom, her sister who had her own key to their apartment, wasn't yet home.



“At about 4.35am, I got a distress call from unknown number and it was Mr. Bamidele Tobi asking me to come quickly to Garki Hospital that something happened on their way home from Ceddi Plaza. I got to the hospital and was informed that my sister was shot by Inspector Benjamin Peter.

Mr. Tobi narrated that on their way home, while driving, he heard a loud sound, and thinking that it was his tyre.

He said my late sister tapped him from the back seat that something hit her below her breast. He said when they (Mr. Tobi and Arafat) looked back, they say my sister panting and was drenched in her blood.

He said when the realised that the sound they hard was that of gun shot and that my sister was hit by stray bullet, they drove straight to the nearest hospital, which was the Garki Hospital.”



Chineye said the hospital staff did not attend to her sister timeously as they asked for many things at the same time, including blood and police report. She said while they were making efforts to get blood, the news that her sister eventually died was conveyed to her around 6am on July 4, 2018 by a female nurse in the hospital. At that point, Chineye broke down and wept.



She said following the public outcry, the then-Senate President, Bukola Saraki, intervened and set up a five man investigation panel. Chineye said when Inspector Peter appeared before the panel, he claimed that they were flagging them down, but they did not stop and they shot with the intention to deflate their tyres.



She said nothing came out of the involvement of the panel set up by Saraki, adding “we got tired and gave up. It is like everything in Nigeria. Nothing happened after.”



On what she wants the panel to do for her, Chineye said:

“I want justice, I want my family to be be compensated. I want my mum to smile again. My parents are alive. I am the senior sister. I am the first daughter.”



The panel’s chairman, Justice Suleiman Galadima directed that proceedings of the day be sent to the police, who are the respondents, to enable them to present their defense on November 16, 2020 when the case will again come up.

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Fri, 06 Nov 2020 06:11:08 +0000
Davido’s name dropped as two former British model besties fight http://nairaplace.com//2430/davido-s-name-dropped-as-two-former-british-model-besties-fight.html


In the fight which centered on allegations of "jealousy and stalking", Kenza alleged that Eva once made her come as a plus one during a trip to Mykonos in Greece, and made her look like she is an escort.



She alleged that this happened even when Eva knew that Davido had a "pregnant baby mama."]]>
Fri, 06 Nov 2020 06:07:24 +0000
I have not seen my husband since SARS arrested him in 2017 - Woman http://nairaplace.com//2429/i-have-not-seen-my-husband-since-sars-arrested-him-in-2017-woman-.html


Mrs Johnson told the panel on Thursday, November 5, that her husband, who was based in Benin Republic, was taken away by SARS officers from their residence at No1. Ichida Street, Awka, on August 1, 2017, on allegations that he was a kidnapper.



The mother-of-one, accompanied by her counsel, explained that her husband was arrested without charge by SARS officers from the Awkuzu Unit lead by one Okoi Ikpi.



She said that since the day he was whisked away till date, she is yet to see the corpse of her husband, She added that the officers also took away her refrigerator, her laptop, iPad, and some of her baby's things.



Johnson said: "When they came to our house wearing F-SARS T-shirts, I asked them to show their identity cards, but the told me not to burden them and that I should marry another husband because the man I am living with will not return back alive again."



She said that her husband, who was the breadwinner of the family, is an indigene of Aguleri community.



She added, "His death was confirmed to me when I approached the Anambra State High Court along with my lawyer few months after his arrest.



"I am using this opportunity to appeal to this honourable panel to investigate and compel the Police authority to pay a reasonable compensation to my family for upkeep and my husband’s proper burial."



The chairman of the panel, Retired Justice Veronica Umeh adjourned proceedings to November 10 for further hearing.]]>
Fri, 06 Nov 2020 06:03:51 +0000
Immigration explains why End SARS frontliner, Modupe Odele's passport was seized http://nairaplace.com//2428/immigration-explains-why-end-sars-frontliner-modupe-odele-s-passport-was-seized.html


Modupe "Moe" Odele, a legal practitioner and member of the Feminist Coalition, had narrated how she was stopped from travelling out of the country for her birthday and her passport was seized.



This led to outrage as people accused the government of intimidation.



The Spokesman for the NIS, Mr. Sunday James, has now told Punch that Moe's passport was seized as part of a routine border assignment.



Speaking on Thursday night, November 5, Mr Sunday James said that whenever a restriction has been placed on any individual, the immigration service is duty-bound to enforce it.



James said immigration did not seize Odele’s passport because of her #EndSARS activities but because it was enforcing a restriction order.



He said, "When there is a directive from any agency of government not specific, we have to enforce either entry or restriction of entry by anybody who has been directed not to be allowed exit or entry and as a matter of fact, we cannot as a border management agency, allow anybody who has been restricted from leaving the country to go out and we cannot allow anybody who has been restricted from entry to enter.



"So, it is a routine assignment and it has nothing to do with End SARS. We are the lead agency for the security management of the border. It has to do with the restriction order which we are duty-bound to enforce."

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Fri, 06 Nov 2020 06:00:35 +0000
180 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2427/180-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


A breakdown of the new cases of Coronavirus is as follows; Lagos-87, Oyo-51, FCT-12, Plateau-10, Edo-4, Ekiti-3, Ogun-3, Bauchi-2, Kaduna-2, Niger-2, Kano-1, Ondo-1, Osun-1, Rivers-1.



There are now 63,508 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1, 155 deaths have been recorded. 59,748 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.

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Fri, 06 Nov 2020 05:59:18 +0000
Being your wife is so peaceful - Ruth celebrates wedding anniversary with husband http://nairaplace.com//2426/being-your-wife-is-so-peaceful-ruth-celebrates-wedding-anniversary-with-husband-.html


The actress who penned down a romantic wedding anniversary message to her husband, stated that being married to him has been peaceful.



Kadiri wrote;



Being your wife is so peaceful. I love it here. Happy anniversary to us
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Fri, 06 Nov 2020 05:58:01 +0000
Angry youths lynch truck driver and conductor for crushing five children to death http://nairaplace.com//2425/angry-youths-lynch-truck-driver-and-conductor-for-crushing-five-children-to-death.html

Spokesperson of the Ebonyi State Police Command, DSP Loveth Odah, who confirmed the development on Thursday, November 5, said that the incident happened at Onu Nworiegu in Oshiri, Onicha Local Government Area of the state on Monday, November 2.

"On Monday through a distress call, the DPO of Onicha was contacted that an accident happened killing five school children and angry youths attacked the driver and killed him. The driver, Ewa Innocent, is from Ameka Ikwo while the conductor, Ojim Danis, is from Agharazo, Iyiemgu Izzi.” Odah said in a statement.


It was gathered that the water truck allegedly belongs to a company known as C- Sagas project Nigeria Limited. The children from Amaokpara village in Oshiri were said to be returning home from St Michaels school when the truck ran over them on the road.

It was further learnt the driver fled immediately after the incident but youths of the area chased and caught up with the truck at Onicha Igbeze, a neighbouring community.
They lynched him and his conductor.


Odah said the children, the bus driver and conductor were confirmed dead by a doctor in the hospital. Their corpses were recovered and deposited at Onicha general hospital.


Odah urged motorists to drive more carefully during the ember months.



“The CP is mourning and commiserates with the family. I want to warn road users to drive with care because this is ember month. We have lost a lot this year,” she said.]]>
Thu, 05 Nov 2020 14:43:43 +0000
Abusive husband allegedly smashes wife's car for leaving him in South Africa http://nairaplace.com//2424/abusive-husband-allegedly-smashes-wife-s-car-for-leaving-him-in-south-africa.html


An eyewitness who alleged that she was riding with the man's estranged wife, said he smashed her car and drove off. She further revealed that after they visited the police station, they found out that the police did not serve the man the restraining order they obtained.



@RubeeRizer tweeted;



My friend decided to leave her abusive husband. It's been over 2 months of intimidation and stalking. She even has a restraining order against him. Today at 13:15 he stalked her and smashed into her car while I was with her and he drove off, basically a hit and run.

To add salt to injury we find out that the police station that she went to get a restraining order at did not actually serve him with the papers. We know how grossly incompetent SAPS is but this is taking a piss on gender based violence against women!

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Thu, 05 Nov 2020 14:39:24 +0000
Man writes church to ask for refund of offerings he gave from 1998 to 2017 http://nairaplace.com//2423/man-writes-church-to-ask-for-refund-of-offerings-he-gave-from-1998-to-2017.html


Dishon Kinyanjui Kinuthia, a Kenyan Christian, took to Twitter to share the letter he wrote to his church while warning that there will be consequences if he doesn't get a refund.



Dishon, who used to attend Revival Mission Church, Kabete, in Nairobi, said he was a member from 1997 to 2018 when he left the church.



He asked that the church refunds the sum of 58,000 KES which is his estimate of his contribution to the church over two decades.



He said the contributions he made to the church were not "voluntary" but was done under "undue influence, duress, and intimidation."



He asked the church to deposit the money in his account on or before November 31, 2020, or he will start legal proceedings.]]>
Thu, 05 Nov 2020 11:27:26 +0000
Nigerian pilot set to wed his fiancee who he met on Twitter http://nairaplace.com//2422/nigerian-pilot-set-to-wed-his-fiancee-who-he-met-on-twitter.html


Arinze shared his pre-wedding photo of his Twitter handle while revealing that they met on the bird app.

''I've met really wonderful people on this app. I'm getting married to someone I met on this app, and my bestman is going to be a great friend that I met on this app too. It's not just an app. It's a community. It's actually whatever you make of it.'' he tweeted]]>
Thu, 05 Nov 2020 11:24:28 +0000
Kidnappers kill pregnant woman and abduct husband in Kaduna http://nairaplace.com//2421/kidnappers-kill-pregnant-woman-and-abduct-husband-in-kaduna.html


The Nation reports that the woman and her husband were kidnapped and taken away from their residence, but the wife was killed by the suspected kidnappers when security operatives engaged them in a gun battle in an attempt to rescue the victims.



“Kidnappers stormed the house of the victims and went away with them, then security operatives chased them and in the process of fire exchange, the kidnappers shot the woman and she later died in the hospital. The woman was pregnant and about to give birth before the ugly incident. She has already been buried according to Islamic rites''



The kidnappers were said to have escaped with the husband.



The state police command is yet to comment on the incident.]]>
Thu, 05 Nov 2020 09:22:53 +0000
Sarah McBride makes history as first transgender to become a senator in the US http://nairaplace.com//2420/sarah-mcbride-makes-history-as-first-transgender-to-become-a-senator-in-the-us.html


McBride, 30, will also be the nation's highest-ranking openly transgender elected official.



She defeated her Republican opponent, Steven Washington, 73% to 27%, with all precincts reporting.



McBride tweeted after her win on Tuesday night: "I hope tonight shows an LGBTQ kid that our democracy is big enough for them, too."

The Human Rights Campaign, for which McBride is a spokesperson, took to Twitter to congratulate her.



"We're so proud of you for this historic win,"

This is not the first time McBride has made history.



She interned with President Barack Obama’s administration in 2012, becoming the first openly transgender person to work at the White House.]]>
Thu, 05 Nov 2020 09:20:15 +0000
NSCDC nabs suspected members of a robbery gang in Ondo http://nairaplace.com//2419/nscdc-nabs-suspected-members-of-a-robbery-gang-in-ondo.html


The suspects identified as Abednego Asukwo aged 30 and Ajiwe Oluwaseun aged 24, were accused of terrorizing residents of Osinle, Ijoka, Danjuma, Oluwatuyi, and Oke Aro Areas in Akure.



Ondo Commandant of NSCDC, Eweka Edenabu told newsmen that the suspects were arrested based on credible intelligence and information gathering.



Edenabu said;



“One of the suspects would pose as Okada rider in search for passengers while the others would hide. As soon as the motorcycle picks a passenger and approaches a lonely terrain; the rider would stop in pretence that the motorcycle was faulty, hence others would come out from their hidings, unleash terror on the victim, and cart away with all his or her belongings.

“As at the time they were arrested, about seven victims have identified the suspects as notorious criminals however, an investigation is still ongoing.

“In furtherance to this, they will all be appropriately charged to court for justice to take its course.”



One of the suspects, Oluwaseun revealed that he has just been released from prison for rape.]]>
Thu, 05 Nov 2020 09:01:18 +0000
BBNaija star, Khloe parades her enviable curves in sexy new photos http://nairaplace.com//2418/bbnaija-star-khloe-parades-her-enviable-curves-in-sexy-new-photos.html Thu, 05 Nov 2020 08:16:17 +0000 Trump campaign files suit to stop vote counting in Michigan http://nairaplace.com//2417/trump-campaign-files-suit-to-stop-vote-counting-in-michigan.html


"We also demand to review those ballots which are opened and counted while we did not have meaningful access," the campaign said in a statement.



The campaign said it had been denied access to "numerous counting locations" to observe the process "as guaranteed by Michigan law."



"As votes in Michigan continue to be counted, the presidential race in the state remains extremely tight as we always knew it would be," said Bill Stepien, campaign manager for Trump's 2020 campaign.



The campaign's statement did not list the locations where it claimed to have been denied access, and a copy of the lawsuit was not immediately available.



Attorney General Dana Nessel's office had not been served a copy of the suit as of Wednesday afternoon, according to the attorney general's office.



"Michigan's elections have been conducted transparently, with access provided for both political parties and the public, and using a robust system of checks and balances to ensure that all ballots are counted fairly and accurately," said Ryan Jarvi, a spokesman for Nessel's office.



The lawsuit is "as frivolous a lawsuit as it gets," said Mark Brewer, former chairman for the Michigan Democratic Party and a lawyer.



Brewer has been at the TCF Center in Detroit, where absentee ballots are being counted, throughout Wednesday and worked with others who have been present there Monday and Tuesday. Absentee vote tally discrepancies in Detroit marred the August primary and prompted Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson's office to form a partnership with Detroit Clerk Janice Winfrey to correct the problems.



"I am at TCF, and there have been hundreds of GOP challengers here these past few days," Brewer said, while noting they were "ill-trained" and "rude."

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Thu, 05 Nov 2020 08:13:13 +0000
We’re ending estimated electricity billing – President Buhari http://nairaplace.com//2416/we-re-ending-estimated-electricity-billing-president-buhari.html


President Buhari made the pledge via his Twitter handle today November 4. The President said the first phase of one million free meters distribution in some parts of the country is already underway.



According to him, 6.5 million meters, which would be locally sourced in the Presidential Mass Metering Initiative, would meet the national deficit and impact an estimated 30 million homes across the country.



“Under the first phase of the Presidential Mass Metering Initiative, we are making funding immediately available for DisCos to roll out 1,000,000 Meters in the first phase, at no cost to consumers. Deployment has already started in parts of Kano, Kaduna, Lagos and Abuja.

Future phases of this Metering Initiative will help us fully meet the 6.5 million deficit of meters nationwide, and will impact an estimated 30 million consumers. All meters under this program will be sourced from local manufacturers and in-country stock, to create jobs.

We are committed to ending estimated billing in all forms in Nigeria, and ensuring that Nigerians pay only for the electricity they consume'']]>
Thu, 05 Nov 2020 08:08:47 +0000
Laycon can't take his eyes off Erica as she shows up at Dorathy’s Birthday party http://nairaplace.com//2415/laycon-can-t-take-his-eyes-off-erica-as-she-shows-up-at-dorathy-s-birthday-party.html


At the event, Dorathy was handed a key to a Mercedes Benz car as birthday gift from her fans. See previous report

A video from the event is now making rounds on social media. It shows the moment Erica arrived at the party and walked up to Dorathy to exchange pleasantries as Laycon stood close to them.



Whilst greeting the celebrant and commanding attention from cheering guests at the party, Laycon was spotted staring at Erica in 'admiration.'

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Thu, 05 Nov 2020 08:06:54 +0000
155 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2414/155-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-85, FCT-23, Ondo-18, Ogun-8, Kaduna-5, Oyo-5, Taraba-5, Kano-3, Rivers-2, Bauchi-1.



There are now 63,328 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,155 deaths habe been recorded. 59,675 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Thu, 05 Nov 2020 07:57:20 +0000
Use your firearms when your life is in danger- IGP Adamu tells police officers http://nairaplace.com//2413/use-your-firearms-when-your-life-is-in-danger-igp-adamu-tells-police-officers.html


Adamu gave the advice while addressing police officers recently. The Police chief is currently on a tour to different state commands to assess the level of destruction each command suffered during the civil unrest that broke out across the country after hoodlums hijacked the #EndSARS protests. Several police officers were killed and many stations destroyed in the wake of the unrest.



Speaking to the officers during a visit, Adamu said

All that happened in terms of attacks on the police and police stations, should not stop us from coming out to perform our constitutional duties. But while we are performing this constitutional duties, we must also protect ourselves because every policeman is a human being and is also entitled to human rights protection.

Don't forget your force order 237. You read and digest it very well. You know when you should use your firearms. You use your firearms in a lawful manner.

One of the ways you use your firearms is when your life is in danger and there is no other way through, then you use your firearms. Does it make sense for a policeman to die when he is carrying a rifle?'']]>
Thu, 05 Nov 2020 07:55:53 +0000
Moment a man proposed to his girlfriend in the middle of a prayer http://nairaplace.com//2412/moment-a-man-proposed-to-his-girlfriend-in-the-middle-of-a-prayer.html


The lady who was focused on the prayers, saw her man on one knee after a short break and this made her "run" in excitement. ]]>
Thu, 05 Nov 2020 07:51:01 +0000
137 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2411/137-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-60, Abia-21, FCT-18, Rivers-13, Kaduna-5, Oyo-4, Edo-3, Delta-2, Imo-2, Kano-2, Ogun-2, Bauchi-1, Gombe-1, Nasarawa-1, Niger-1, Osun-1.



There are now 63,173 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria and 1,151 deaths have been recorded. 59,634 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Wed, 04 Nov 2020 07:28:06 +0000
Islamic council asks IGP to interrogate Bishop of Nsukka, Onah over ‘hate speech’ http://nairaplace.com//2410/islamic-council-asks-igp-to-interrogate-bishop-of-nsukka-onah-over-hate-speech-.html


The NSCIA in its petition to the Inspector-General of Police, alleged that Onah's "hateful and inciteful sermon, full of lies and fallacies" incited the violence and virulent attack on Muslims in Nsukka.



According to NSCIA in a petition signed by its deputy secretary general Salisu Shehu, the "massacre of Muslims in the South-East and South-South if left unchecked could surely ignite reprisals in other parts of the country, especially the North."



It read;



“On Saturday, 31 October, 2020, as a result of a hateful and inciteful sermon, full of lies and fallacies, delivered by one Bishop, Reverend Father Godfrey Igwebuike Onah, some Christians unleashed violent and virulent attack on Muslims in Nsukka and burnt their Mosques.

“We are yet to confirm the number of casualties. In the sermon attached, it was clear that the Bishop instigated the worshippers against Mosques and Muslims.

“The recurrence of these kinds of incessant arson and massacre of Muslims in the South-East and South-South if left unchecked could surely ignite reprisals in other parts of the country, especially the North. It has therefore become imperatively urgent to proactively bring an end to these criminality.

“In view of the above, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), on behalf of the entire Nigerian Muslim Ummah hereby reiterates our call on you Sir, to rise up to this challenge and protect the lives and property of Muslims in the South-East and South-South as bonafide citizens of Nigeria who should live peacefully in any part of the Country.

“Specifically, we also implore you to as a matter of urgency interrogate Reverend Father Godfrey Igwebuike Onah on his hate speech, inciteful sermon of lies fabricated to provoke hatred for the Muslims.”
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Wed, 04 Nov 2020 07:26:38 +0000
CAN kicks against move to regulate social media http://nairaplace.com//2409/can-kicks-against-move-to-regulate-social-media.html


President of CAN Youth Wing Apostle Nyeneime Andy who addressed reporters in Abuja on Tuesday November 3, averred that they will resist government’s plan to regulate the use of social media space as Nigerians have the freedom to speak and express themselves without inhibitions.



The Christian group which stressed that the positive side of social media outweighs the negative side, further pointed out that there are genuine social media users who also earn their living and impact on society through the platform.



Andy said;



“Social media is a strong platform that can be used to sharpen discussions, even though it has negative sides. Millions of people make their daily living from social media, even when some people claim that it destroys. Millions of others are also learning from social media.

“In fact, Facebook seems to be the strongest religion in the world. The fact that there are few negative sides to it does not mean that there are no good sides.

“Undoubtedly, the positive side of social media outweighs the negative side.”
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Wed, 04 Nov 2020 07:24:31 +0000
Expect massive COVID-19 infections in two weeks – SGF Boss Mustapha http://nairaplace.com//2408/expect-massive-covid-19-infections-in-two-weeks-sgf-boss-mustapha-.html


Mustapha who said this at PTF's briefing on Tuesday November 3, condemned the careless act of travellers failing to present themselves for Coronavirus tests upon arriving the country.



The SGF said statistics from the nation’s records showed that only one out of three passengers had shown up for the in-country test they signed up for before arrival.



He said;



“The PTF at the last briefing cautioned on the need to avoid complacency on account of the low number of infections published daily and the possibility of a second wave. That advice was premised on the fact that risk perception remains very low and sample collection has been on the decline."



Mustapha also expressed fear of the recent governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States as well as the #EndSARS nationwide protests triggering an increased Coronavirus infection in the country.



He added;



“The PTF is highlighting these issues repeatedly because we remain at risk of importation, having opened our airspace and massive spread as a result of the protests. The next week or two remain critical.

“The PTF similarly announced sanctions as a consequence of any infraction. Having observed serious non-compliance to the level of 65%, the need has arisen to activate the sanctions, including the suspension of the passports of such defaulting individuals for a period of six months minimum.”
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Wed, 04 Nov 2020 07:22:57 +0000
IPPIS: Some lecturers got excess salaries and had to refund - Minister http://nairaplace.com//2407/ippis-some-lecturers-got-excess-salaries-and-had-to-refund-minister-.html


Nwajiuba countered claims of the lecturers not being paid for 8 months as he appeared on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Tuesday November 3. He alleged that some of the lecturers were overpaid and had to refund.



The Minister said;



“I think it is a lie to say the government has not paid them in eight months. It will be unfair to the government and wouldn’t be necessary to bring that kind of argument because some people may have different levels.

“Some people even got salaries that were not adequate. Some people over got and had to refund. There were so many issues with it.”



On when classes will resume in universities across the nation, Nwajiuba added;



“The lecturers can be back in the classroom tomorrow if they say they want to go back. There is nothing withholding the lecturers from into the classroom tomorrow.

“Everything that the government needs to do is done. If you want your salaries, get on the platform and collect your salaries."
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Wed, 04 Nov 2020 07:21:18 +0000
Same people preaching to me to repent are in my inbox begging for help http://nairaplace.com//2406/same-people-preaching-to-me-to-repent-are-in-my-inbox-begging-for-help-.html


Afrocandy who alleged that Nigerians "like to form", affirmed that those preaching to her to repent are in her inbox begging for help and giveaways from money she made from sinning. She added that they think she doesn't see their comments on her posts. ]]>
Wed, 04 Nov 2020 07:18:58 +0000
US forces’ rescue operation was not a violation of Nigeria’s sovereignty : minister http://nairaplace.com//2405/us-forces-rescue-operation-was-not-a-violation-of-nigeria-s-sovereignty-minister.html


Recall that the United States Special Military Force successfully rescued an American citizen kidnapped by bandits in the northern part of Nigeria on Saturday October 31.



Speaking after defending his Ministry’s budget at the Senate on Tuesday November 3, the Minister said the permission was granted to the United States “as a friendly country” after the Nigerian government was contacted.



Expressing hope of Nigeria exploring current partnership with the United States to tackle insurgency in the country, Magashi further revealed that they are doing their best with what is available to deploy adequate technology in military operations.]]>
Tue, 03 Nov 2020 15:26:12 +0000
Nigerian lady sold four times in Oman, begs FG for rescue http://nairaplace.com//2404/nigerian-lady-sold-four-times-in-oman-begs-fg-for-rescue.html


Najeeb Rukoyat Kemi, 28, from Ikire town in Osun State left for Oman in November 2016, to search for greener pasture after being talked into the deal by a close friend.



However, upon arriving in the country her host seized her international passports and other vital documents then made her a housemaid.

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Narrating her ordeal during an exclusive telephone chat with the President of Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM), Ajibola Abayomi, the woman said within the last four years she has been resold four times to different masters where she worked as a housemaid on monthly stipends that was never paid in most cases.



She claimed that she was traded off to her present master some months ago for 800 rials (N700, 000).



Her current master placed on a monthly salary of N70,000 per month, however, she says she has been subjected to serious sexual harassment.



"At the current house I am now working, the man wants to sleep with me but I have been refusing him so he told me to go back to the office that brought me to him. I am being starved of food and kept indoor without being allowed to go out.



"I can no longer cope with this job so please I want to go back home. Kindly assist me. I have an Ordinary National Diploma from Offa Polytechnic; there are better opportunities in Nigeria. I am tired, all the money I have been getting I used to send it home to assist my younger ones" Kemi lamented.



Reacting to the plight of the lady, the Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah – Donli said she was deeply concerned and shared the pain and agony of the said victim through an interview granted by the agency’s Press Officer, Mr Adekoye Vincent.



He said: "In line with its determination to continue to respond to the plight of victims, the agency solicits for information that will enable it to work with international and local partners with a view to rescuing her and ensuring her safe return to Nigeria."



The JIFORM president said all the other vital information about the victim would be forwarded to NAPTIP for further action.



"We won’t be tired of doing this all the time. Recall that between July and September this year JIFORM was instrumental to the call for the rescue of 138 Nigerian ladies trafficked to Saudi Arabia and additional 435 women also trapped in Yemen, Oman, Lebanon and other Arab nations. We shall provide her details as well as other ladies to the NAPTIP and follow up on the rescue mission ditto for the prosecution of the trafficking agency involved" Ajibola pledged.]]>
Tue, 03 Nov 2020 15:19:29 +0000
Ministry of Interior denies generating a no-fly list of #EndSARS protesters http://nairaplace.com//2403/ministry-of-interior-denies-generating-a-no-fly-list-of-endsars-protesters.html


A news platform had reported earlier today claiming the Ministry of Interior has started compiling names of persons suspected to have promoted the #EndSARS protests with plans to stop them from travelling outside Nigeria.



The report came after Immigration officials prevented Modupe "Moe" Odele, one of the members of the Feminist Coalition and frontliners in the #EndSARS protest, from travelling to the Maldives for her birthday. Read here.



Reacting via its Twitter handle, the Ministry said it has not and will not generate such a list]]>
Tue, 03 Nov 2020 11:49:25 +0000
President Buhari surrounds himself with hooligans and criminals – Fr. Mbaka http://nairaplace.com//2402/president-buhari-surrounds-himself-with-hooligans-and-criminals-fr-mbaka.html


The controversial Catholic priest said this about the Buhari administration when he spoke in his church on Sunday, November 1. While delivering a sermon titled, ‘Impure Heart’, at the 2020 All Saints Day Holy Mass, Mbaka stated that pure heart begets pure spirit while impure heart begets evil spirit.



He alleged that many youths were being detained in various correctional centres across the state and the country, declaring that it was rather the Nigerian leaders that should be in those correctional centres. He accused security agents of killing youths who participated in recent protests and dumping their bodies in a river.



Clarifying that his message was not targeted at any particular government or individual but bad governance in general, Mbaka said

“This is not about #EndSARS or IPOB. Nobody is fighting any government; we are fighting bad governance.

Few days ago, at Miliken Hill, after New Market, (in Enugu), people discovered corpses of those that were shot and killed during the recent protest. They dumped people’s corpses there while families of those young men and women continued searching for them.

That is why I am telling you that Nigeria can never be the same again. Did you expect these young men to keep watching the country being swindled and looted dry by the so-called leaders?

Buhari, who could have been a solution to this, succeeded in encircling himself with criminals and hooligans. People, who do not just tell him lies but rather, they magnify lies; lies with NAFDAC number – and feed him.”

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Tue, 03 Nov 2020 11:46:03 +0000
72 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2401/72-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-51, FCT-6, Ogun-4, Kaduna-3, Niger-2, Ondo-2, Plateau-2, Katsina-1, Oyo-1.



There are 63,036 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,147 deaths have been recorded. 59,328 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.

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Tue, 03 Nov 2020 11:03:47 +0000
I will love to see lesbianism legalized in Nigeria - BBNaija star, Diane http://nairaplace.com//2400/i-will-love-to-see-lesbianism-legalized-in-nigeria-bbnaija-star-diane.html


The former housemate of the 2019 Big Brother Naija reality show said this while interacting with some of her fans via her Instastories.



She had asked them to share with her some of the secrets they haven't shared with anyone.



One of her fans then mentioned she is attracted to girls and wished that lesbianism is legalized as she would love to date girls.



Responding to the fan, Diane said she also wished that Lesbianism is legalized in Nigeria. She also had happy words for a fan who mentioned he was gay.

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Tue, 03 Nov 2020 10:54:36 +0000
Stop putting toothpaste in your vagina. It doesn't make it tighter - Nigerian doctor http://nairaplace.com//2399/stop-putting-toothpaste-in-your-vagina-it-doesn-t-make-it-tighter-nigerian-doctor-.html


In a Twitter thread shared on his handle, Olufunmilayo warned against the practice, stating that it is harmful. He went on to enlist some of the dangers that ladies can be exposed to when they engage in such practice.



Read his tweets below



“Toothpaste makes vagina tight” NEVER DO IT PLS!!!! Vagina irritation Smelly vagina Abnormal vagina discharge Vagina/pelvic infections Difficulty getting pregnant. NEVER PUT TOOTHPASTE IN VAGINA NEVER PUT TOOTHPASTE IN VAGINA NEVER PUT TOOTHPASTE IN VAGINA.

The problem with bad advice is that you can never tell how far it travels. And more often than not- it tends to travel a whole lot further than good advice. And when the damage is all done- Only the owner of the vagina and her loved ones will be there to deal with all the mess.

Toothpaste is caustic, very toxic and really abrasive for a sensitive part of the body like the vagina. You put yourself at the risk of irritation, inflammation, destruction of the normal organisms that protect your vagina from infections and open up yourself to a lot of harm.

Once toothpaste destroys the normal natural organisms that keep your vagina healthy, you become prone to infections- which then causes you to have excessive, foul smelling vagina discharge and infections which can damage your tubes (and chances of getting pregnant) as a woman.

If you get a terrible infection- especially repeatedly- if you don’t learn your lessons quick and desist- The infection can ruin your tubes- You can later in life find it difficult to get pregnant from the blocked tubes- Or if you get pregnant- it may be in an abnormal place.

So ask yourself again- Is it worth it? To what end? This whole obsession with “tight vagina” is very unhealthy and is driving some people absolutely insane. You need to really slow down and stop being eager to try adventurous nonsense ideas that can potentially ruin your womb.

I have said it repeatedly- The vagina cleans itself, by itself, in its own way, with its own juices and remains sparkling clean - without needing any help from you. The body has an efficient effective system for this- and it does it flawlessly. That’s a real proven medical fact.

Problems most times start when people start doing all sorts with their vagina. Pour soap inside. Wash with vim. Put vagina pearls. Add some spices. Use some okro. Try some toothpaste. These wild woke silly nonsense ideas are some of the things that give a lot of women problems.

Your vagina is tight enough. Your vagina is good enough. Your vagina is just perfect. You are fine as you are. Don’t let peer pressure and wild online claims of sexual wonder magic ideas or vagina products lead you on a journey of ruin and regret. It’s not worth it. Thank you!'']]>
Tue, 03 Nov 2020 10:50:36 +0000
Man beats wife with brick and stabs her to death with pitchfork in broad daylight http://nairaplace.com//2398/man-beats-wife-with-brick-and-stabs-her-to-death-with-pitchfork-in-broad-daylight.html

Man Beats His Wife to Death in Street in Shanxi, Bystanders Look On

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The horrifying attack took place in Shuozhou, China, on October 31.



The couple were riding a small electric car when they collided with another vehicle.

Eyewitnesses claim the man tried to flee, but his wife held him back. During an ensuing argument, the man threw her to the ground and started beating her.



Shocking footage of the attack was shared on the Chinese social media site Weibo.

The woman was beaten with a chair and a brick and stabbed in the body and face with a pitchfork.



Several bystanders witnessed the assault but did not intervene.



Local police afterwards confirmed the man had been detained in a statement.

Shanxi, yesterday - at least 4 people stand around as this man beats his wife. Nobody steps in to stop this 'marital conflict.' This is how it starts, but it ends up with the woman being stabbed & killed by her husband.

Many people looked on and filmed, yet nobody stopped him. pic.twitter.com/mzYRfJ6e2l

— Manya Koetse (@manyapan) November 1, 2020]]>
Tue, 03 Nov 2020 10:47:54 +0000
You are a gift to my generation - Gedoni tells Khafi on her birthday http://nairaplace.com//2397/you-are-a-gift-to-my-generation-gedoni-tells-khafi-on-her-birthday.html


His post reads

''Age is no enemy to you just blow out your candles and make a beautiful Wish.
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The dots above are the inner warmth and joy you bring me that I can’t put in words. It’s been an amazing one year plus with you and I’m super pumped about forever with you UFANIMA MI.

Instagram doesn’t have the space or typing field to list out all the amazing qualities you possess and exude; for want of words YOU ARE A GIFT TO

MY GENERATION Sugarine.

I LOVE YOU DEARLY QUEEN OF MY HEART ??

A very happy BIRTHDAY to you. May all your wishes; spoken and thought come through.

Bon Anniversaire Ma Cherie'']]>
Tue, 03 Nov 2020 10:44:37 +0000
It was a huge disgrace that my marriage failed but I did my best-Muma Gee http://nairaplace.com//2396/it-was-a-huge-disgrace-that-my-marriage-failed-but-i-did-my-best-muma-gee.html


Muma Gee and Prince Eke got married in 2011 and went their separate ways in 2016 over allegations of infidelity.



In a fresh interview with The Sun, Muma Gee opened up on how her marriage to the actor failed. She hinted that her estranged husband woke up one morning and decided to walk out of their marriage. She said it is a big disgrace that their marriage failed but that God knows she did her best and that the fault wasn't hers.



While responding to a question on how she took time off from the music scene to get married, the singer said



''Yeah, I did actually, but I am a deep person and as such, I have a deep understanding of my responsibility as a woman. I believe that one of the duties I have to fulfill here on earth is motherhood, and that includes getting married and building a family with a partner. In fact, where I come from, we do not believe in divorce or separation. Coupled with my Christian background, it was a huge disgrace that my marriage failed; but God in heaven knows I did my best and the fault wasn’t from me.



If you have two partners and one wasn’t ready to settle down; and per adventure, you get involved and are willing to sacrifice everything to make sure the family works, but this partner just picks his bag and says, ‘I am done with this stage of my life, I am going kids or no kids!’ I was so shocked I called it the 8th wonder of the world.



I never dreamed or imagined a situation where I, who has been so committed, was being treated so shabbily. And the most devastating part of it was to have built a career for years which I put on hold just to kick-start something, and this person wakes up one day and says look ‘I can’t go on with this’. Then I got the shocker of my life when I read in the news that I was frolicking with different men. That was the ultimate bullshit! Tony, you are an attractive man, and you knew me when I was younger, and per adventure you could have made a pass at me if I was such a person or I could have made a pass at you. I have always been a reserved person. I may look crazy and wild on the outside, but for a man to come up with such lies is outrageous!

I have never drunk alcohol nor prostituted since I was born, and even as a single woman, I never messed around with men. I have always been a focused person, and then suddenly someone is saying all these lies against me? It was a campaign of calumny. He did not just say that, he went online and posted it just to dent the image I had built over the years. It was crazy! But trust me, as a woman who understands how God functions and the spiritual gifts God has bestowed upon me, I have the understanding that whatever happens to me is not by accident, and trust me, I have no regrets whatsoever. Why? I have these three lovely children. When you see them, you will know that the grace of God is truly upon my life. I give God the glory and I maintain a cordial relationship with their dad. When you see my ex and I (hanging) out for dinner or something, you would think he is my boyfriend. However, I have closed that chapter of being that close to him. No, we can never be (that close) again.''


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Mon, 02 Nov 2020 06:40:30 +0000
Tension in Nsukka after Keke driver was allegedly stabbed by passenger's kinsman http://nairaplace.com//2395/tension-in-nsukka-after-keke-driver-was-allegedly-stabbed-by-passenger-s-kinsman-.html


It was gathered that trouble started when an argument ensued between the Keke driver and a Hausa woman over payment.



According to Facebook user, Aluma Jona Enyi, the Hausa woman reported the matter to her kinsmen, who stormed the area and in the process, one of them stabbed the Keke driver with a knife. The victim was rushed to the hospital where he is curently receiving treatment.



However, protest erupted when the news of the stabbing filtered in. Angry Keke riders went on rampage, destroying periishable goods belonging to Hausa traders.



"There was commotion at barracks junction, Nsukka some hours ago. An Hausa woman selling perishable goods at barracks junction had little misunderstanding with keke rider that conveyed her and her goods to barracks junction. The keke rider insisted that she pays him a certain amount of money for conveying her from market to barracks junction. But the Hausa woman refused. After some dragging and pushing, the woman went and reported the case to her Hausa brothers," Aluma Jona wrote.



"The brothers came to defend their sister, and one of them stabbed the keke rider. The keke rider was rushed to Bishop shanahan hospital Nsukka, where he is currently receiving treatment. Keke riders associations went on rampage seeking for revenge. No life was lost. They only destroyed some perishable goods, and blocked road for some minutes. They were stopped from destroying properties belonging to Hausa people or even attacking Hausa people. Normalcy has returned to the scene. Don't panic. There is no tribal conflict at Nsukka. Nsukka people are peace loving" he added. ]]>
Mon, 02 Nov 2020 06:36:40 +0000
Dead man "breathing" after his corpse was exhumed one year after his death http://nairaplace.com//2394/dead-man-breathing-after-his-corpse-was-exhumed-one-year-after-his-death.html


In a video shared online, a crowd is seen gathered around a casket with the body of a dead man inside it.



"He's breathing, he's breathing," those in the crowd say in shock.



The man reportedly died on November 20, 2019, and was buried on 8 October, 2020, someone in the video is heard saying.

Another voice is heard saying the man has been dead for one whole year and has been buried for over three weeks yet he's still breathing. Another voice in the video interjected, saying the man has been buried for almost a year.



"Since I was born, I've never heard a thing like this but now I've seen it with my two eyes. Abomination," the man filming is heard saying.



The man filming explained that the man's corpse was exhumed because the land he was buried in is someone else's.



He continued: "He was buried in a land that is not his own, so his spirit cannot rest. Because the land he was buried in is not his."



The video shows the casket housing the corpse has already been eaten by insects. However, the man's body is still intact and has shown no sign of decay. Those gathered round the casket commented on this too.



The daughter of the deceased man was later invited and the casket was opened for her to identify her father.]]>
Mon, 02 Nov 2020 06:30:44 +0000
Police arrest 5 suspected cultists over violence, murder in Ogun community http://nairaplace.com//2393/police-arrest-5-suspected-cultists-over-violence-murder-in-ogun-community.html


Spokesperson of the Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the arrest in a statement, said the suspects, Afeez Olapade alias Sabiko, 22; Idowu Adebayo, 18; Oduwaye Seyi alias Owo Aje, 22; Fatai Olude, 22 and Alabi Segun, 22 were apprehended after they stormed the market area in Ifo, attacked people with dangerous weapons and dispossessed them of their valuables.



He said the Divisional Police Officer of Ifo Police Division, Adeniyi Adekunle, who got wind of the attack, mobilised men to arrest the suspects while others escaped.



"Upon the distress call, the DPO, Ifo division, Adeniyi Adekunle, quickly mobilised his men and moved to the scene. On getting there, they met a 25-year-old man, who was later identified simply as Sunday, in the pool of his own blood as a result of several injuries inflicted on his body," the statement reads.


“The policemen chased the suspects and got five of them arrested within the area. The victim was, thereafter, taken to the General Hospital in Ifo, where he was confirmed dead,


“Also injured was one Muhammed, a trailer driver and one Olalekan Alade, who was also dispossessed of his phone by the suspected hoodlums while five other different phones snatched from different people were recovered from them,” he added.



Oyeyemi said the suspects would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department(SCIID) for thorough investigation as directed by the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun.



Fleeing members of the gang would be hunted and brought to face justice within the shortest possible time, the PPRO assured.



Opeyemi warned those who still think the police had abandoned their duties as a result of the #EndSARS protests to have a rethink or be dealt with.

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Mon, 02 Nov 2020 06:23:20 +0000
Reno Omokri challenges Chief of Army Staff, General Buratai to a man to man fight http://nairaplace.com//2392/reno-omokri-challenges-chief-of-army-staff-general-buratai-to-a-man-to-man-fight.html


He shared his dream on his Twitter handle on Sunday November 1. It reads;

''My greatest desire in November is to be in a room with General Buratai. No weapons. No referee. Man to man combat. Only one man coming out alive. Let God use me to avenge the cowardly slaughter of peaceful, unarmed, #EndSARS protesters at #LekkiMassacre by that spineless coward!''
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Mon, 02 Nov 2020 06:22:07 +0000
Man arrested for possession and circulation of fake Naira notes in Adamawa state http://nairaplace.com//2391/man-arrested-for-possession-and-circulation-of-fake-naira-notes-in-adamawa-state.html


The suspect, was arrested on Saturday, October 31, by police operatives attached to Numan Division in Numan local government area.



Spokesperson of the Command, DSP Suleiman Yahya Nguroje, who confirmed the arrest on Sunday, November 1, said Fatgoel has been spending counterfeit notes in exchange for goods and services in Guyuk and Lafiya local government areas.



"Investigations revealed that counterfeits notes are still in circulation in those areas. The public, particularly traders should observe while trading to avoid falling victim," said Nguroje.



"The Commissioner of Police Olugbenga Adeyanju, while assuring that much is been done to preventing the circulation of the counterfeits, enjoins residents to report any suspicious persons or group around their neighbourhoods to the nearest police division or report same through any of the Police Command Control/Emergency: 08089671313, 08107364974, 08053872326" he added.

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Mon, 02 Nov 2020 06:19:40 +0000
Kidnappers of 11-year-old boy arrested after collecting N5m ransom http://nairaplace.com//2390/kidnappers-of-11-year-old-boy-arrested-after-collecting-n5m-ransom.html


Spokesperson of the Command, DSP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, who disclosed this in a statement in Yola, said the suspects were arrested on Sunday, November 1, by operatives of Mubi North Division following report made to police over the kidnap of the boy on September, 2020.

The suspects Aminu Jika, 36, and Muhammed Umar, 32, both residents of Wuro patuji village in Mubi North local Government demanded and collected five million Naira as ransom from his family before releasing him.



"Since then, the Commissioner of Police, CP Olugbenga Adeyanju, directed for immediate investigation and possible arrest of the culprits. The police successfully apprehended the culprits, recovered a Toyota Hilux, three number plates, Handsets, among other items," said Nguroje.



"The Command while assuring members of its comitments to protecting lives and properties , enjoins residents to report any suspicious person or group around their neighbourhoods to the nearest Police Division or report same through any of the Police Command Control/Emergency numbers: 08089671313, 08107364974, 08053872326." he added.



The suspects will be arraigned before competent Court for law on completion of investigation.

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Mon, 02 Nov 2020 06:17:54 +0000
111 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2389/111-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-49, FCT-30, Rivers-11, Plateau-10, Ogun-4, Kaduna-3, Oyo-3, Osun-1.



There are now 62,964 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,146 deaths have been recorded. 58,790 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Mon, 02 Nov 2020 06:15:02 +0000
Body of Zambian doctor found as police launch manhunt for her estranged boyfriend http://nairaplace.com//2388/body-of-zambian-doctor-found-as-police-launch-manhunt-for-her-estranged-boyfriend-.html


The decapidated body of Dr. Tembo,47, was discovered on Tuesday, October 27, in Lusaka's Mikango Barracks area.

Her family reported to the Police that she went missing on Saturday, October 24. They said she and her estranged boyfriend had a quarrel the very day she went missing.



The remains of Dr. Tembo was buried on Thursday, October 29, at memorial park in Lusaka because of the extent of decomposition of the body.



Acting Police Spokesperson Danny Mwale who confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday, October 31, said her body was discovered in a decomposed state covered with leaves in Nanking Army Training Centre in Mikango Barracks area.

Mr. Mwale said the police have since launched a manhunt for the suspect identified as Lieutenant Nigel Mwaba aged 33 of Zambia Army in Lusaka.


“Police in Lusaka received a report of a missing person in which it was reported that a female identified as Dr. Tasila Tembo aged 47 of Plot number 1732 Meanwood, Ibex Hill went missing. This occurred on October 24, 2020 around 16 hours,” Mwale said.


He said the body was temporarily buried and is awaiting Post-mortem to be conducted at the University Teaching Hospital.

Mwale said Police have since launched a manhunt for the suspect and has appealed to members of the public who may have the information of the whereabouts of the suspect to report to any police station.



Meanwhile, police on Friday, recovered a motor vehicle, Isuzu KB 250 a double Cab, registration number BAG 1986 which is believed to belong to the late doctor. The vehicle was found parked at a named lodge in Mazabuka District.]]>
Sun, 01 Nov 2020 06:44:22 +0000
The Johnsons' star, Ada Ameh shares obsequies of her late daughter http://nairaplace.com//2387/the-johnsons-star-ada-ameh-shares-obsequies-of-her-late-daughter.html


The burial ceremony of the actress' 31-year-old daughter, Aladi Godgifts Ameh will be holding at the New Gwarinpa Cemetry in Abuja.



Sharing the obsequies, Ada Ameh wrote;





Join me as I finally lay my daughter to rest .. just keep praising Him cos olowo gbogboro is turning things around for my Good...its well with my soul
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Sun, 01 Nov 2020 06:40:13 +0000
Nigerian man needs a well-mannered and focused lady for serious relationship http://nairaplace.com//2386/nigerian-man-needs-a-well-mannered-and-focused-lady-for-serious-relationship.html


Taking to a popular Facebook group on Saturday, October 31, the young man listed his requirements which include ability to cook, prayerful with a little touch of Nicki Minaj and should be from Anambra State.



"Need a serious relationship. She must be cool, well mannered, can cook, focused, above average and most importantly she must be prayerful with a little touch of Nicki Minaj. From Anambra State" he wrote.

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Sun, 01 Nov 2020 06:38:14 +0000
Lil Nas X transforms into Nicki Minaj for Halloween http://nairaplace.com//2385/lil-nas-x-transforms-into-nicki-minaj-for-halloween.html


The Old Town Road star chanelled Nicki by dressing up as her in the video for her 2011 Super Bass.



Lil Nas X, real name Montero Lamar Hill, donned the same skintight pink animal print bodysuit donned by Nicki in the video, as well as a two-tone white and pink wig.

And to add to the Barb fantasy, the rapper used prosthetics to get Nicki Minaj's kind of body, with a whole lot of cleavage filling out the catsuit.]]>
Sun, 01 Nov 2020 06:35:47 +0000
James Bond actor, Sean Connery dies at the age of 90 http://nairaplace.com//2384/james-bond-actor-sean-connery-dies-at-the-age-of-90.html


The multiple award-winning Scottish actor was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, and was the first to bring the role to the big screen.



The news of his death was confirmed in a statement to the BBC on Saturday afternoon, October 31st.

The actor's son, Jason Connery disclosed that he died peacefully in his sleep, while in the Bahamas, having been "unwell for some time.



He said his father "had many of his family who could be in the Bahamas around him" when he died overnight.



Jason also added: "We are all working at understanding this huge event as it only happened so recently, even though my dad has been unwell for some time.



"A sad day for all who knew and loved my dad and a sad loss for all people around the world who enjoyed the wonderful gift he had as an actor."



Connery, from Fountainbridge in Edinburgh, appeared in seven of the spy movies including Dr. No, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever, Never Say Never Again. He also appeared as historical figures King Arthur, Robin Hood, and Richard the Lionheart during his illustrious career.



With a successful career spanning more than 40 years, Sir Sean was largely regarded as being the best actor to have played 007 in the long-running franchise. He was also an Oscar-winner for his supporting turn in Brian De Palma’s The Untouchables, and he received two BAFTAs including an honorary Fellowship Award and three Golden Globes.

In 2000, he was awarded a knighthood by the Queen at Holyrood Palace for his service to film drama.



Connery was married twice, first to the Australian-born actress Diane Cilento between 1962 and 1973. They had a son, actor Jason Connery, before and he married French-Moroccan painter Micheline Roquebrune in 1975.



He is survived by Roquebrune and his son by his first wife, the actor Jason Connery.



Following the tragic news of his death today, tribute have begun pouring in for the well-respected actor.



Fellow Scotsman Robert Carlyle tweeted: "RIP Sir Sean Connery.. a trailblazer, a true legend and a gentleman."



First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon also paid her respects on social media, saying that Scotland was in mourning.



"I was heartbroken to learn this morning of the passing of Sir Sean Connery. Our nation today mourns one of her best loved sons.



"Sean was born into a working class Edinburgh family and through talent & sheer hard work, became an international film icon and one of the world's most accomplished actors."



Piers Morgan shared: "RIP Sir Sean Connery, 90. The first James Bond. The best James Bond. What sad news."

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Sun, 01 Nov 2020 06:30:55 +0000
I don’t mind being a second wife to a rich man — Actress Ruth Eze http://nairaplace.com//2383/i-don-t-mind-being-a-second-wife-to-a-rich-man-actress-ruth-eze.html


The actress who revealed this in an interview with Inside Nollywood, said she doesn't mind being a second wife as long as the man is rich and agrees to a white wedding.



Ruth Eze said;



“My mother is on my neck to get married but I can’t afford to marry a poor man, truth be told. So, I have been calming my mum down. I told her if I don’t look well and rush into marriage, I might rush out before she knows it.

"For now, I’m here waiting for true love and without money, love can’t be true and sweet. I also don’t mind being a second wife as long as he agrees we have a white wedding."
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Sun, 01 Nov 2020 06:28:19 +0000
Actor Williams Uchemba engaged to girlfriend http://nairaplace.com//2382/actor-williams-uchemba-engaged-to-girlfriend.html


The actor who shared the news on Instagram, stated that his major prayer point has been for God to give him a life and destiny partner that can understand his complex nature, as well as his calling to serve God and humanity.



Uchemba further disclosed that God didn't just answer his prayers, but gave him more than he asked for. He added that they went from "Friends to Fiancée to Forever together":



The actor wrote;



There comes a time in a man’s life when he needs to settle and there is no better time than now.

For years, my major prayer point has been for God to give me a Life and Destiny partner that can understand my complex nature, as well as my calling to serve God and Humanity and vice versa.

I have discovered that marriage is not only about procreation and pleasure. Just as significantly, it is about two people coming together to achieve the assignment given to them by God, the Creator of the institution of marriage.

God didnt just answer my prayers...he gave me more than I asked for in you. So that being said I want to say thank you.

Thank you for being my friend

Thank you for never quitting on me even in my worst days and behaviors.

Thank you for your humility and fear of God.

Thank you standing by me and staying up all night praying with me for days when it seemed like the whole world was against me.

Thank you for trusting and believing in me enough to mentor and teach you.

Thank you for not being scared to correct me when you think I’m about to take a wrong step and vice versa.

Thank you for allowing me to be me, accepting my personality and helping me work on my weaknesses and vice versa.

Thank you for being an amazing cook knowing that I can’t cook to save my life.

Thank you for agreeing to be the mother of my kids

And last but not the least;

Thank you for agreeing to spend the rest of your life with me.

My Prayer is that as we step into the next phase of our life, God who is the founder of this institution called marriage will lead and teach in all things.

I Love you to the moon No sorry the moon is too far maybe to the furthest part of the earth wit Uber.

Ok bye we have a wedding to plan.
#WilliamsGotTheOscar

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Sun, 01 Nov 2020 06:26:19 +0000
Federal character should also include age, gender and religion - Gbajabiamila http://nairaplace.com//2381/federal-character-should-also-include-age-gender-and-religion-gbajabiamila-.html


The Speaker who said this while speaking at the Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) strategy meeting in Abuja on Saturday October 31, also called for a legal framework that will change the federal character principle for appointments in the country’s constitution as the idea of making such appointments based on states of origin or religion has not helped the development of the country.



Gbajabiamila said;



“I think we should consider an amendment in the constitution to the definition of federal character, because when we talk about federal character within the context of appointments, infrastructure and the rest of it in the constitution, federal character, as it is, is limited to where you are from, like your ethnicity.

“In other words, the constitution says that appointments and all those other things shall be based on federal character, and federal character as we know it now, we have the Igbo, we have the Hausa, the Yoruba. There should be a geographical spread.

“I think it’s time that we expand the definition of federal character because the character of a nation is not just based on your tribe. It’s based on religion; it’s based on where you are from; it’s based on your sex; it’s based on your age.

“So, when you are talking about federal character, you look at all those things and they are what make up the federal character. You talk about so so percentage of women, so so percentage of youth; that is the true meaning of federal and I think that is what should be reflected in the constitution.”'



Asides pointing out that the education of the youth should be the centre point for the development of the country, the speaker also disclosed that they are concerned about the challenges affecting the youth, with focus on creating employment and encouraging the involvement of young people in politics.



He added;



“I do intend to reconvene the house to consider a couple of very important things that will affect Nigerians, like the electoral law, the PIB and more importantly, the bills that are already in the system concerning the development of the youth.

“I will speak with the clerk of the national assembly to quickly figure out how we can get a secretariat for young parliamentarians where they can sit and put heads together beyond the chambers of the house of representatives."
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Sun, 01 Nov 2020 06:23:18 +0000
90 year old Widow allegedly gang-raped by two men after they stormed her house http://nairaplace.com//2380/90-year-old-widow-allegedly-gang-raped-by-two-men-after-they-stormed-her-house-.html


According to the report, two men came into her house at night on October 24 and sexually attacked the yet to be named woman.



The elderly woman said they left her "almost half-dead" after the attack.



After she regained her senses the next morning she told her neighbour.



She went to hospital and had medical tests after the attack in the Kanchanpur area in the country's North Tripura district.

The family of the 90-year-old woman took her to a police station and lodged a report against Anjan Nama, 35, and another unidentified man.



Speaking to reporters, the woman said: "Anjan and another man stormed into my house at midnight.

"When I regained my senses the next morning, I informed my neighbour.

"But Anjan is a very powerful person and we didn’t dare to take a stand against him."



Kanchanpur sub-divisional police officer Bikramjit Shuklada confirmed officers are investigating the case and examining charges.



Her sexual attack allegations comes after protests in India earlier in October over the gang-rape and murder of a young woman in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state.



The 19-year-old victim was found in mid-September with a broken spine after she was raped, and died at the end of the month in hospital.



Police have arrested four men on the charges of gang-rape and murder. The investigation continues.]]>
Sun, 01 Nov 2020 06:21:06 +0000
Obong of Calabar asks Governor Ayade to step aside http://nairaplace.com//2379/obong-of-calabar-asks-governor-ayade-to-step-aside.html


Daily Trust reported that the monarch said this when Liyel Imoke, a former governor of the state paid homage to him.



The Obong blamed Ayade for the vandalism, looting and destruction of public and private property in the state last week. He maintained that the Governor needs to step aside to enable an interim administration come up so that he can learn governance.



He said;



“He (Ayade) has not been holding security meeting regularly. This thing would not have happened if he had called the security people together after hearing what happened in Lagos and other places; If he had called them together and tell them, look my friends; nothing should happen in my state.

“The Governor should be able to open his door for people to come in, and should work with everybody. We have to face it; we don’t need to play around with it; we cannot continue this way. You tell him that there is a need for total reconciliation; a total rehabilitation of whatever he has been doing.

“Everybody matters in this state. He should be able to talk to people. He wouldn’t call you and even when you call him, he doesn’t answer the call. Nobody talks to him.”



The Monarch also accused Governor Ayade of not picking his calls after several attempts. He added;



“The Governor should be able to open his door for people to come in, and should work with everybody.

“We have to face it; we don’t need to play around with it; we cannot continue this way.

“You tell him that there is a need for total reconciliation; a total rehabilitation of whatever he has been doing.

“Everybody matters in this state.

“He should be able to talk to people.

“He wouldn’t call you and even when you call him, he doesn’t answer the call. Nobody talks to him.”



Speaking earlier, Imoke told the Obong that in the wake of the incident, he thought it wise to seek the help and cooperation of the traditional institution in finding a way out of the problem. He also disclosed that he was directly affected by the crisis which trailed the #EndSARS protests between October 23 and October 24, as his wife's shop was vandalized by hoodlums.



He said;



“We do not understand the extent of the carnage.

“We are all victims of this incident.

“If you were not hit directly, you were hit indirectly.

“For me, I was hit directly, so to very many public officials. They were also hit directly.”



Reacting to the Obong's comment, the Governor's media aide Christian Ita averred that it is very doubtful that his principal would ignore a call from the Obong of Calabar, stressing that the governor holds him in high esteem as the traditional father of the state.



Ita said;



“He couldn’t have ignored the monarch’s phone calls.

“It is unfair for him to call for the governor, who has done all in his power very sincerely to enhance the fortunes of he state, to step aside.”
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Sun, 01 Nov 2020 06:18:49 +0000
20 persons including children killed as trailer rams into market in Ondo state (photos) http://nairaplace.com//2378/20-persons-including-children-killed-as-trailer-rams-into-market-in-ondo-state-photos-.html


Amongst the deceased persons was a mother and her two children. A motorcycle rider was also identified as one of the deceased persons.]]>
Sun, 01 Nov 2020 06:17:11 +0000
Friends drink beer on a bad road in Owerri to draw attention to the state of the road http://nairaplace.com//2377/friends-drink-beer-on-a-bad-road-in-owerri-to-draw-attention-to-the-state-of-the-road.html


The friends took off their footwears and the lady in their midst rolled up her trousers as they sat in the middle of the road, their feet dirty with mud.



Passers-by are seen looking at the friends inquisitively.



They shared the photos online while calling for an end to bad governance.



"I had am amazing time with my friends today, but honestly people are suffering here," the caption on the photo reads, adding, "At this point I think it's high time we voice out concerning the way things seems to be going in terms of governance."
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Sat, 31 Oct 2020 07:31:45 +0000
7.0 magnitude earthquake hits Turkey and Greece (Photos) http://nairaplace.com//2376/7-0-magnitude-earthquake-hits-turkey-and-greece-photos-.html


The tremor of 7.0 magnitude was centered off Turkey's Izmir province and it was felt as far away as Athens and Istanbul, US Geological Survey (USGS) said

Shortly after the earthquake hit, Turkish officials said at least 6 buildings collapsed in the western Turkish city of Izmir. No reports of casualties so far.



Greek media said residents of Samos and other islands fled their homes, while some rockfalls were reported.

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Sat, 31 Oct 2020 07:29:25 +0000
Suspected ritualists behead security guard in Ondo, remove vital organs http://nairaplace.com//2375/suspected-ritualists-behead-security-guard-in-ondo-remove-vital-organs-.html


It was learnt that the victim identified as Rotimi Olukoju, who worked with a microfinance bank in the town, was found dead on Thursday evening, October 29, by some residents in a bush path.


Residents said that Olokoju was killed on his way to the farm in the Iwaro area of Oka Akoko while vital organs of his body were also removed and taken away.

A family member of the late Olukoju, who confirmed the incident on Friday, said his corpse had been taken to the mortuary by the police.


He disclosed that the deceased started working at the microfinance bank a few years ago to complement his farming.


"Now, they have taken his life despite all the suffering. We are pained by his death and most especially the cutting of his head. My brother died a painful death but we have resulted in spiritual means to unravel the real people behind this and I pray God will expose those who did this to us," he said.



Confirming the incident, spokesperson of the Ondo State Police Command, Tee-Leo Ikoro, said they have begun investigation into the crime, adding that the police would soon be meeting with traditional chiefs and stakeholders in the community to tackle the activities of the ritualists.]]>
Sat, 31 Oct 2020 07:26:38 +0000
Cristiano Ronaldo finally tests negative for Coronavirus http://nairaplace.com//2374/cristiano-ronaldo-finally-tests-negative-for-coronavirus.html


Recall the Portuguese international, 35, first tested positive while on international duty with Portugal on October 13. He returned another positive result last week and was made to take another test earlier this week, which also returned positive.



On Friday, the Serie A side announced that Ronaldo has now tested negative in a statement on their official website.



"Cristiano Ronaldo carried out a check with a diagnostic test (swab) for Covid-19," the statement read.



"The exam provided a negative result. The player has, therefore, recovered after 19 days and is no longer subjected to home isolation."



Ronaldo, who missed the club's previous four matches including Wednesday's Champions League match against Barcelona will now be eligible to return for Sunday's clash against Spezia.]]>
Sat, 31 Oct 2020 07:23:15 +0000
Army denies moving dead bodies from the military hospital http://nairaplace.com//2373/army-denies-moving-dead-bodies-from-the-military-hospital.html


Sahara Reporters earlier today published an exclusive report claiming that at least 20 bodies of endsars protesters had been moved to the Infectious Disease Hospital(IDH) mortuary in Yaba.



The report in part read

''At least 20 bodies of EndSARS protesters massacred at Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos by operatives of the Nigerian Army on October 20, 2020, were on Friday secretly moved to the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) mortuary in Yaba.

SaharaReporters gathered that the Lekki massacre victims were moved to the IDH mortuary after a postmortem examinations was conducted on their bodies at the Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.''



Reacting via its Twitter handle, the Nigerian Army described the report as fake.]]>
Sat, 31 Oct 2020 07:21:44 +0000
Soldiers foil attack on IDPs’ convoy, kill terrorists http://nairaplace.com//2372/soldiers-foil-attack-on-idps-convoy-kill-terrorists-.html


Speaking during the weekly briefing on security operations at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja on Friday October 30, Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche said some arms and ammunition were also recovered, while a cattle rustler/kidnapper was arrested at Takum Village in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State.



Two kidnappers identified as Yahaya Mohammed and Juli Ardo were arrested at Zalau Village in Toro Local Government and Lariki Village in Kirfi Local Government Area, all in Bauchi State.



Eneche who also disclosed troops of Operation Wutar Tabki conducted several air operations resulting in scores of devastating hits on terrorists’ hideouts at Ngosike village, a settlement in the fringes of the Sambisa Forest used by terrorists as a staging area, added that security forces have arrested 13 suspected bandits’ collaborators at Tangaza town in Sokoto State, while troops of Operation Safe Haven, acting on credible intelligence raided suspected cultists at Federal Low-cost area in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.



Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji in conjunction with the Nigeria Police Katsina State Command acting on credible intelligence, successfully repelled coordinated attack by bandits on revenge mission on Tsakiya Village of Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State.



Speaking further, Eneche disclosed that troops of 19 Battalion immobilised an illegal oil depot at Oghara in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State.



He also said;



“Additionally, still on 24 October 2020, troops of 117 Battalion, in conjunction with local vigilantes, arrested a bandit, Ibrahim also known as “Yellow”, at Mararaba Udege in Nasarawa Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

“Additionally, troops of operation Delta Safe, in conjunction with vigilantes, acting on credible intelligence on 23 October 2020, arrested one suspected gunrunner with one AK 47 rifle and 2 magazines loaded with 7.62mm special ammunition around Road Elele-Owerri in Rivers State.”
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Sat, 31 Oct 2020 07:19:16 +0000
Beyoncé covers December issue of British Vogue (photos) http://nairaplace.com//2371/beyonc-covers-december-issue-of-british-vogue-photos-.html


She was photogrpahed by Kennedi Carter, 21, from North Carolina, making him the youngest person to shoot a British Vogue cover in the magazine’s 104-year history.



Vogue's December issue which features three different covers.

Beyoncé’s appearance in the magazine comes with a rare interview conducted by Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful.



Speaking over Zoom, the musician, fashion designer and producer said she felt "absolutely changed" by the events of 2020.



"I have learnt that my voice is clearer when I am still. I truly cherish this time with my family, and my new goal is to slow down and shed stressful things from my life."



She continued: "I came into the music industry at 15 years old and grew up with the world watching, and I have put out projects non-stop.



"I released Lemonade during the Formation world tour, gave birth to twins, performed at Coachella, directed Homecoming, went on another world tour with Jay, then [directed film] Black Is King, all back to back. It’s been heavy and hectic. I’ve spent a lot of time focusing on building my legacy and representing my culture the best way I know how. Now, I’ve decided to give myself permission to focus on my joy."

Speaking to Enninful, Beyoncé also discussed the increased focus on Black and African creatives and culture in her work in recent years, a shift she attributed to giving birth to her first child, Blue Ivy, in 2012.



"It became my mission to make sure she lived in a world where she feels truly seen and valued," she said.



After having her son, Sir in 2017, "I felt it was important to uplift and praise our boys, and to assure that they grow up with enough films, children’s books and music that promote emotional intelligence, self-value and our rich history," she said.

Enninful said of the interview with Beyonce: "Everyone always wants to know what it’s like to work with Beyoncé and her incredible team, and the answer is: flawless. A perfectionist to the core, more than anything she wanted her British Vogue moment to be filled with positivity as this trickiest of years draws to a close."



Beyoncé last appeared on the cover of British Vogue in 2013. In 2018, she wrote her own cover story for US Vogue, opening up about the difficulties of giving birth to her twins in 2017 and discussing her insistence that Vogue hired an African-American photographer, 23-year-old Tyler Mitchell, to shoot the cover – the first in the magazine’s history.]]>
Sat, 31 Oct 2020 07:17:34 +0000
Police arrest ex-Minister’s son over alleged robbery at Bureau De Change http://nairaplace.com//2370/police-arrest-ex-minister-s-son-over-alleged-robbery-at-bureau-de-change.html


The suspect whose father is a former Minister from Benue State, is in detention pending the conclusion of investigation over last week's attack on the BDC. He was accused of carrying out the operation in one of his father’s cars and a locally made rifle.



A source told The Nation;



“The former Minister’s son allegedly stormed a Bureau De Change in Abuja last week with a locally made rifle in order to haul some cash. He came to perpetrate the act in one of his father’s cars.

“But while allegedly robbing the BDC, he was caught by vigilant forex marketers and beaten to a pulp before being handed over to the police. The angry mob also smashed his father’s car which he used for the ‘operation’.

”Preliminary findings have confirmed that the suspect, who is an officer with a Federal agency in Abuja, is used to free money. He is noted for an extravagant lifestyle.

“The family has been running helter-skelter to wield influence on the police to release the suspect and allow an amicable settlement with the concerned Bureau De Change Operator.

“There is desperation to cover up the case by asking the victim to apply to the police to resolve the case mutually.”



Though the FCT police command is yet to release an official statement on the alleged robbery, a reliable police source gave the publication an insight into the investigation.



The source said;



“It is true that he was arrested for attempted robbery at a BDC and he is in custody.

“Our men have been grilling him on how he plotted the robbery. From the interaction with him so far, he knew what he did; there was no sign of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

“Police detectives have also been probing how he came about the rifle. One of the clues being explored is the suspicion that it might be some of the rifles given to political thugs during the campaign.

“It is also being suspected that he might have bought it for personal use as he was said to have had a lot of cash at his disposal when his father was in the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

“Detectives are trying to get to the root of some crimes he has perpetrated with the rifle.

”There are many top shots who are interested in this case. The police investigators have been under intense pressure. But we will see the investigation through and charge the suspect to court.

“There is intense lobbying to grant bail to the suspect but only a High Court can do so by virtue of Section 161 of the Administration of Criminal Justice.

”The section says: “(1) A suspect arrested, detained or charged with an offence punishable with death shall only be admitted to bail by a Judge of the High Court, under exceptional circumstances.

“(2) For the purpose of exercise of discretion in subsection (1) of this section, exceptional circumstance” include: (a) ill health of the applicant which shall be confirmed and certified by a qualified medical practitioner employed in a government hospital, provided that the suspect is able to prove that there are no medical facilities to take care of his illness by the authority detaining him. (b) Extraordinary delay in the investigation, arraignment and prosecution for a period exceeding one year, or (c) any other circumstances that the Judge may, in the particular facts of the case, consider exceptional.”



Another source said;



“The ex-Minister has always detested his son’s prodigal outlook. His attitude is a major challenge which the family has been grappling with.

“It got to a point recently that the ex-Minister asked the son to move out of his residence and live on his own. His father has been telling friends and associates to prevail on the suspect not to tarnish his hard-earned name.”



When asked if the ex-Minister reported his son’s misbehaviour to security agencies and the police, the source simply said: “I am not aware.”



The ex-minister's son risks a 21-year imprisonment if convicted in line with Section 1(2)(a)&(b) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act. But attempted robbery under the same law attracts 14 years in jail.]]>
Sat, 31 Oct 2020 07:14:19 +0000
170 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2369/170-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-106, FCT-25, Oyo-14, Edo-7, Kaduna-7, Ogun-4, Bauchi-2, Benue-2, Kano-1, Osun-1, Rivers-1.



There are now 62,691 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,144 deaths have been recorded. 58,430 patients who recovered from the disease have also been dscharged,]]>
Sat, 31 Oct 2020 07:12:51 +0000
Application portal for the N75bn Nigeria Youth Investment Fund is officially opened http://nairaplace.com//2368/application-portal-for-the-n75bn-nigeria-youth-investment-fund-is-officially-opened.html


Presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad who made the announcement stated that Nigerian youths between the ages of 18-35 with business ideas that require funding can apply for N250,000 - N5,000,000.



He tweeted;



IMPORTANT: The application portal for the N75bn Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) is officially opened for registration. Youths (18-35 yrs) with business ideas that require funding can apply for N250,000 - N5,000,000. Visit http://nyif.nmfb.com.ng for more details. Kindly RT]]>
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 14:27:57 +0000
Man, 67, rescued after he jumped into Kwara river http://nairaplace.com//2367/man-67-rescued-after-he-jumped-into-kwara-river.html


Abraham Olayinka jumped into the river at about 11:30am on Monday, October 26, according to Punch.



Traders within the vicinity, who saw him jump into the river, reportedly drew the attention of security men around the area to the incident.



A commercial motorcyclist, Mohammad Abubakar, in response to the call for help, jumped into the river together with some fishermen and they succeeded in rescuing Olayinka.



The Head of Media and Publicity of the Kwara State Fire Service, Hassan Adekunle, who said the victim was rescued before firemen arrived at the scene, said Olayinka was unstable when he was first brought out from the water.



He, however, said the man was revived and taken to a hospital where he was stabilised.



Adekunle said the victim refused to state the reason for attempting suicide despite the pressure mounted on him by the fire service.



Punch gathered from some residents that Olayinka recently lamented about losing N30,000 to some thieves and that the money belonged to a friend.



The commercial motorcyclist who rescued him, Abubakar, said, “I was riding along this area when I saw people gathering around the river bridge. I decided to stop to see what was actually going on, and I was told the old man jumped into the river and there was nobody to help him.



“When I discovered that the old man was still breathing, I waited for a moment to get police permission to rescue him and I immediately jumped into the river.”]]>
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 14:25:05 +0000
Desmond Elliot turns off the comment section of his Instagram handle http://nairaplace.com//2366/desmond-elliot-turns-off-the-comment-section-of-his-instagram-handle.html


This is coming after he was called out by Nigerians including his former colleagues in the entertainment industry over his comment about social media during a plenary at the house.



A video of Desmond's statement at the House of Assembly which has now been made public, showed him calling on the speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly to "address certain things" like "the Nigerian youth, the social media, the social influencers."



He added "All of these are making the narratives that we are seeing today. Except we're joking with ourselves. Social media, though good, has its negative impacts."



A look at some of his Instagram post shows she turned off his comments.]]>
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 14:20:36 +0000
Burna boy and Stefflon Don unfollow each other on Instagram http://nairaplace.com//2365/burna-boy-and-stefflon-don-unfollow-each-other-on-instagram.html


A check on their Instagram pages shows that the couple who have been dating for over a year, no longer follow each other]]>
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 14:18:47 +0000
Nigeria’s power generation reaches historic 5,459MW http://nairaplace.com//2364/nigeria-s-power-generation-reaches-historic-5-459mw.html


The agency in a statement issued on Friday October 30 by its General Manager of Public Affairs Ndidi Mbah, said the new record was achieved on Wednesday October 28.



The new peak surpasses the 5,420.30MW achieved on 18th of August, 2020 by 39.2MW. The statement read;



“This milestone in generation is higher than any peak ever recorded in the nation’s power industry as at date.

“The new peak surpasses the 5,420.30MW achieved on 18th of August, 2020 by 39.2MW.

“The Acting Managing Director, Mr Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz, commended all the players in the power sector value chain as a result of the feat.

“He attributed the gradual but steady improvement in the quantum of power delivery to collaboration by the sector players, as well as the unbridled effort by the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Power, in setting the right environment for seamless operations.”]]>
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 14:15:19 +0000
Gunmen kill police officer, motorcyclist in Benue http://nairaplace.com//2363/gunmen-kill-police-officer-motorcyclist-in-benue.html

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Catherine Anene, said the incident happened on Wednesday, October 28.



The police officer was shot dead at the Police post before Idokpo Market while the commercial cyclist unsuspectingly ran into the assailants.



"The two died before they could be rushed to the hospital." Anene said on Thursday in Makurdi.



The PPRO explained that the Command is still investigating the motive behind the attack, adding that the identities of the victims are still unknown.


Meanwhile, the Ado Local government Chairman, James Oche has described the incident as cruel, inhuman, intolerable and has vowed to bring the perpetrators to book.


The Council Boss said he summoned an emergency meeting of the Local Government Security Council and thereafter personally briefed security agencies who are on course trailing the assailants.


He urged the people to remain calm, law abiding and also volunteer information that would lead to the arrest and prosecution of the killers while promising that his administration was ready for the task of ensuring security of lives and property.]]>
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 14:13:27 +0000
Why US opposed Okonjo-Iweala as consensus candidate for WTO Director-General http://nairaplace.com//2362/why-us-opposed-okonjo-iweala-as-consensus-candidate-for-wto-director-general.html


It has now been revealed that the US said it is supporting South Korean trade minister, Yoo Myung-hee, to become the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation because she is a "trade expert".



US Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, while giving reasons for opposing Okonjo-Iweala, who gained American citizenship in 2019, said WTO needs "someone with real, hands-on experience in the field".



This was contained in a statement issued by the office of the US trade representative.



"The United States supports the selection of Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee as the next WTO Director-General," the USTR, led by Lighthizer, said.



"Minister Yoo is a bona fide trade expert who has distinguished herself during a 25-year career as a successful trade negotiator and trade policy maker. She has all the skills necessary to be an effective leader of the organization.



"This is a very difficult time for the WTO and international trade. There have been no multilateral tariff negotiations in 25 years, the dispute settlement system has gotten out of control, and too few members fulfill basic transparency obligations.



"The WTO is badly in need of major reform. It must be led by someone with real, hands-on experience in the field."



However, Okonjo-Iweala, while addressing the WTO in July, had explained that she is a trade expert.



She said: "I am a development economist and you cannot do that without looking at trade. Trade is a central part of development. So, I have been doing it. My whole career at the World Bank, I was working on trade policy reform in middle and low-income countries at the bank.



"As finance minister, the customs service in my country reported to me. And that is all about trade facilitation. I helped my country’s negotiation with my trade minister on the ECOWAS common external tariffs. I don’t know how much more trade you can have than that.



"So those who say I don’t have trade, they are mistaken. I think the qualities I have are even better, because I combine development economics with trade knowledge, along with finance, and you need those combinations of skills to lead the WTO. I think I have the skills that are needed. I am a trade person."



Okonjo-Iweala, who also serves on Twitter’s board of directors, as chair of the GAVI vaccine alliance and as a special envoy for the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 fight, saw her candidacy get another boost this week when the EU threw its weight behind her.



If she eventually gets a majority backing, she would be the first woman and the first African to lead the global trade body in its 25-year history.]]>
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 07:57:21 +0000
Police officer who shot his girlfriend in the mouth has been arrested http://nairaplace.com//2361/police-officer-who-shot-his-girlfriend-in-the-mouth-has-been-arrested.html


LIB had shared the story of how the lady who was identified as Joy Eze, suffered a serious injury in the mouth after her police officer boyfriend fired a shot at her following a disagreement. The gunshot tore her mouth, leaving her in critical condition. He went into hiding after the incident.



In a statement released on Thursday October 29, the spokesperson of the Lagos state police command, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the erring officer identified as SGT Eze Aiwansone, attached to the Special Protection Unit (SPU) Base 16, Ikeja, has been arrested.



Adejobi said the suspect, who had been on the run, was arrested by his elder brother who is an inspector of police in Lagos State, and handed over to the command.

''The State CID Panti has taken over the case on the instruction of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, for further investigation.

The Commissioner of Police has however warned police personnel in Lagos State to desist from any act that can tarnish the image of the police; and be committed to the principles of Community Policing for better service delivery and public safety in the state.'' Adejobi's statement read]]>
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 07:55:53 +0000
I sincerely apologise for addressing the youths as 'children'- Desmond Elliot http://nairaplace.com//2360/i-sincerely-apologise-for-addressing-the-youths-as-children-desmond-elliot.html


In a viral video that captured the Surulere lawmaker's submission on the Lagos carnage, he addressed the youths as children and opined that social media was used to fuel the carnage.



Nigerians on social media have been dragging him since for his comment.



In a statement he released on his Twitter handle today, the actor apologized for his choice of words during the deliberation. According to him, he did not mean to be insensitive. Read his statement below



''I have read your honest feedback& suggestions& I sincerely apologize for addressing the youth as “Children” I did not mean to be insensitive with this, it was borne out of the magnitude of destruction&looting of businesses I witnessed when I went on a tour of my constituency

I saw women crying and my constituent members distraught as a result of the damages inflicted on their source of livelihood. I was moved by this while giving my submission on the floor of the House.

I allowed my emotions get the better of me and for this I apologize to everyone my earlier statements may have hurt.

Please, understand that even the best of us make mistakes. This is why, moving forward, I ask that we all try to engage constructively on the issues that affect all of us. I promise to do the same.

The pain that I feel for my constituents, the calls for assistance that I continue to get, and the need to mitigate against further destruction and violence will continue to drive my engagements and my work.

I thank you all for expressing your views, and in the future, I promise to be more conscious and aware. Together, we will build a better Nigeria. End.'']]>
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 07:54:32 +0000
Veteran singer, Prince Morroco Maduka dies at 76 http://nairaplace.com//2359/veteran-singer-prince-morroco-maduka-dies-at-76.html


The singer passed away on Thursday afternoon, October 29. He celebrated his 60th year as a singer this year.



The chairman of the Anambra chapter, Performing Musician Association of Nigeria, Ikeme Mazeli, announced his passing in a statement released this evening



''With heavy heart of sorrow...We the entire Anambra state PMAN announce the exit of a music Legend, Dr Prince Morroco Maduka.....Ozonweluibe.

He passed on this afternoon (Thursday, October 29th, 2020).

All other arrangements as regards his planting to mother earth will be communicated to all of us later.'' the statement read



May his soul rest in peace, Amen]]>
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 07:40:35 +0000
AFCON 2022: NFF releases Super Eagles squad list for Sierra Leone clash http://nairaplace.com//2358/afcon-2022-nff-releases-super-eagles-squad-list-for-sierra-leone-clash.html


According to the squad list, striker Victor Oshimen is back in action for Nigeria after missing out on this month’s friendlies against Algeria and Tunisia.



Seven players including defender Abdullahi Shehu, goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, midfielders Ramon Azeez and Samson Tijani, and forward Paul Onuachu are on standby for the games.



In a statement from the Nigeria Football Federation’s spokesperson, Ademola Olajire, he said the Super Eagles take on the Leone Stars at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City on Friday, 13th November before flying to Freetown for the return game on Tuesday, 17th November at the Siaka Stevens Stadium.



He also said that players are expected to report at the Protea Hotel Emotan in Benin City on Monday, November 9th.



See the full squad list below.



Goalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Sebastian Osigwe (FC Lugano, Switzerland); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands)



Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Boavista, Portugal); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Fulham FC, England); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Kevin Akpoguma (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Germany)



Midfielders: Oghenekaro Etebo (Galatasaray, Turkey); Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Twente, Netherlands); Frank Onyeka (FC Midtjylland, Denmark); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland)



Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Unattached); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Emmanuel Dennis Bonaventure (Club Brugge, Belgium); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia)



Standby: Francis Uzoho (APOEL Nicosia, Cyprus); Samson Tijani (TSV Hartberg, Austria); Abdullahi Shehu (Omonia Nicosia, Cyprus); Ramon Azeez (Granada CF, Spain); Kelechi Nwakali (SD Huesca, Spain); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium).]]>
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 07:37:17 +0000
Hoodlums killed police inspector and cut off his manhood - Ebonyi State Commissioner http://nairaplace.com//2357/hoodlums-killed-police-inspector-and-cut-off-his-manhood-ebonyi-state-commissioner-.html


It will be recalled that hoodlums on Monday, October 26, attacked and burnt down the Central Police Station in Abakaliki. The irate mob also reportedly destroyed and set ablaze cars, tricycles and motorcycles parked in the compound Here



Maku, who disclosed this on Thursday October 29, in a statement issued by the spokesperson of the command, Loveth Odah, said the hoodlums also snatched inspector Omini's AK-47 rifle after attacking a police station.


According to the commissioner, the hoodlums regrouped in their large numbers on Monday and reinvaded the Central Police Station, Abakaliki, for the second time, setting the station ablaze including police patrol vehicles.

the statement read.


“Exhibit vehicles, tricycles/motorcycles and other police property seen within the station were burnt; they shot sporadically at the policemen, and as a result gruesomely murdered Insp. Egu Omini, cut off his private part and snatched his AK-47 riffle,"

“On October 21, the first of the protest in the state, two policemen, Paul Akpu and PC Ali Samson sustained bullet injuries and two days later one of the victims, Akpu died while on admission at Alex-Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki.

"The hoodlums proceeded to B Division KpiriKpiri/C Division Ekumenyi (Eke-Abe Police Station) and set the two stations on fire, after looting exhibit motorcycles, Plasma TVs, Fans and other valuables from the exhibit rooms.

“On Wednesday 28/10/2020 at about 4am, the hoodlums again stormed Ezza North Divisional Headquarters, vandalized the building, burnt two vehicles and Exhibit motorcycles. They shot and wounded One Insp. Okewu Sunday and snatched his AK-47 rifle. The victim is currently receiving treatment in the hospital,” the statement said.



“Exhibit vehicles, tricycles/motorcycles and other police property seen within the station were burnt; they shot sporadically at the Policemen, and as a result gruesomely murdered Insp. Egu Omini, cut off his private part and snatched his AK-47 riffle. ]]>
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 07:34:47 +0000
Photo of one of the victims beheaded in a church in Nice by an Islamist http://nairaplace.com//2356/photo-of-one-of-the-victims-beheaded-in-a-church-in-nice-by-an-islamist.html


The first picture has now emerged of one of the three Christians killed in a church in Nice during an Islamist terror attack today, October 29.



Vincent Loques (pictured above), 45, a sacristan of the Notre Dame basilica in the city of Nice, was killed as he prepared for the first Mass of the day after 21-year-old Tunisian migrant Brahim Aoussaoui attacked the church.

French anti-terror prosecutors said Aoussaoui attacked worshippers in the heart of the Mediterranean resort city with a foot-long blade, slitting the throat of an elderly woman in an apparent beheading attempt.



A mother in her forties also succumbed to her injuries after seeking refuge in a nearby bar.



The Islamist was shot 14 times and wounded by armed police as he screamed "Allahu Akbar" during the attack and "even while under medication" as he was taken to hospital, Nice's Mayor Christian Estrosi said.



Aoussaoui arrived in Nice at around 6.30am via the railway station, where he quickly changed his clothes, Jean-Francois Ricard told journalists today.



CCTV then showed him arriving in the church at 8.30am and staying there for nearly half an hour.



The assailant, born in Tunisia in 1999, entered Europe via the Italian island of Lampedusa on September 20 and arrived in Paris on October 9. The travel information came from a document on Aoussaoui from the Italian Red Cross, the state prosecutor said.



Investigators found two unused knives, a Koran, two mobile phones in addition to a bag with some personal effects. He was unknown to French security services, Mr Ricard told a press conference.

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Fri, 30 Oct 2020 07:32:09 +0000
150 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2355/150-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-89, Rivers-19, Ogun-11, Bayelsa-9, Kaduna-8, Plateau-8, Taraba-3, Osun-2, Delta-1.



There are now 62,521 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,141 deaths have been recorded. 58,249 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 07:22:57 +0000
Hoodlums looted our office in Nigeria and stole PPE - WHO http://nairaplace.com//2354/hoodlums-looted-our-office-in-nigeria-and-stole-ppe-who.html


The African Regional Director, WHO, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, made this known while responding to questions on the impact of the hijacked endsars protest, riots and looting on its facilities and on the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, during a webinar on Thursday October 29.



Moeti said that mass gathering remains a breeding ground for wide spread of the pandemic.



She said, “I think it is always a major concern when you have mass gathering where people fail to take precautions , especially during riots and demonstrations, there’s certainly going to be wide spread of the pandemic.

“As I said earlier, we were concerned not just by the situation in Nigeria which is very sad but mostly about the way the riot was carried out. We are aware that in the process, the WHO office in one part of the country was raided and looted and so were some stores of the Personal Protective Equipment, a development we we say is very sad.”

On whether Nigerians should expect an increase w possible outbreak, Moeti said, “It is a concern and we wish to see the situation ease. But from all Indications, there is a need to ensure that the public health interventions are there for quick response to any eventualities.”

“This is similar to the situation in Guinea where there were mass demonstrations and violence in very unsafe situations,” the WHO official added.

The WHO regional director said Africa had witnessed a decline in the rate of infections since July which led to many countries relaxing lockdowns. She, however, said in the last couple of weeks, the rate of decrease of infections had slowed down.

Moeti added: “We have seen a kind of flattening of the curve. It is no longer going down. It has plateaued.

“We have seen this in a number of countries and it is often linked to two things ; easing of the lockdowns to aid movement.

"Not just by the situation in Nigeria, which is very sad by the way, and we know that in the process, the WHO office in one part of Nigeria was actually looted and so were some stores of PPEs. It is a very sad situation."

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Fri, 30 Oct 2020 07:21:13 +0000
MC Oluomo inspects burnt police station in Oshodi http://nairaplace.com//2353/mc-oluomo-inspects-burnt-police-station-in-oshodi.html


The Chairman of the Lagos state chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), inspected the burnt police station with some of his comrades.



Recall that the Lagos state government had said that "twenty-nine Divisional Police Stations and 17 Police Posts were razed by hoodlums disguising as protesters. Also, six police officers were lynched, 36 critically injured, while 71 police operational vehicles were torched."

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Fri, 30 Oct 2020 07:19:27 +0000
Good leader should be having sleepless nights after watching those looting videos - Yul http://nairaplace.com//2352/good-leader-should-be-having-sleepless-nights-after-watching-those-looting-videos-yul-.html


The actor said the video shows "Nigerians are dying of hunger" and leaders who watch it should be "working out ways to improve the living standard of the masses."



However, he said Nigerian leaders aren't concerned about that, instead they are concerning themselves with social media.

''After watching those looting videos, every good leader should be having sleepless nights working out ways to improve the living standard of the masses. Nigerians are dying of hunger. Rather your headache is social media. SHAME!'' he wrote on Twitter]]>
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 07:17:52 +0000
Diplo claims he slept with Beyonce; women react http://nairaplace.com//2351/diplo-claims-he-slept-with-beyonce-women-react.html


The American record producer made this claim in leaked text messages he sent to another woman in 2010.



The woman had sex with Diplo then reached out to him to let him know she got a sexually transmitted infection (STI) from him. She asked to know what kind of infection he has so she'll know what she's treating.



However, Diplo denied it, blasted her and called her a liar. Then to prove he couldn't have given her an infection, he claimed he had sex with Beyonce.



Diplo wrote in his response to the woman: "Cause I don't... Also I slept w Beyonce too."]]>
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 10:53:14 +0000
Hanan Buhari shares loved up photos with her husband, Turad http://nairaplace.com//2350/hanan-buhari-shares-loved-up-photos-with-her-husband-turad-.html


The photos Hanan shared came with the caption "The Hamads". See the photos below;

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Thu, 29 Oct 2020 10:50:44 +0000
Corps member pranks girlfriend before proposing to her http://nairaplace.com//2349/corps-member-pranks-girlfriend-before-proposing-to-her.html


The corps member faked having a stomach ache as his corps member girlfriend rallied around for help. She was heard telling those present to stop filming and help.



However amid the "tensed moment", her boyfriend went down on knee and proposed to which she accepted. ]]>
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 10:47:33 +0000
Many pupils feared dead as truck knocks school bus into a ditch in Enugu (photos) http://nairaplace.com//2348/many-pupils-feared-dead-as-truck-knocks-school-bus-into-a-ditch-in-enugu-photos-.html


Facebook user, Duru Divinegift who shared photos from the scene of the acident, alleged that about 15 pupils, a teacher and others reportedly died in the accident.



He wrote;



#BLACKWEDNESDAY: School Children died as Truck crushed School Bus into a Ditch.

Why did I even witnessed this??

On the day time of 28th of October, 2020, Tragedy has befallen Awgu Town, Awgu Local Government Area in Enugu State as truck crushed a School Bus who is on the way to convey school children back to their various destinations into a ditch.

Not less than 15 Pupils + a teacher and other external adults who was affected by the accident, lost their dear life in the cold hand of death.others are been left in critical conditions.

Can't sleep tonight.
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Thu, 29 Oct 2020 10:44:00 +0000
Schoolgirl, 14, 'secretly gives birth and hides baby from parents in freezer' http://nairaplace.com//2347/schoolgirl-14-secretly-gives-birth-and-hides-baby-from-parents-in-freezer-.html


The girl, identified by Russian media as Anastasia, was taken to hospital after her mother became worried about her after she heard her "moaning" throughout the night.



Concerned her daughter was suffering from appendicitis, she called an ambulance, and the girl was found to be heavily bleeding.



In the ambulance, the girl allegedly confessed to paramedics she had given birth and "hidden the child from the adults in the freezer," Novosibirsk region ombudsman Nadezhda Boltenko told 360TV.

Calling the incident a "terrible case," Ms Boltenko said: "Her mum heard her moaning at night and thought her daughter was suffering from appendicitis.



"The girl confessed to paramedics she had given birth and hidden the child from the adults in the freezer."



She added that the girl is now in hospital in a "serious condition" and will be treated there until the teen is able to be questioned.



It is believed the child of the father is a 16-year-old boy who had been in a relationship with the girl, but that they had broken up in the summer.



Russian Life reported the family's next door neighbour had wondered if the girl was pregnant and asked Anastasia’s mother.



However, her mother denied that she was pregnant and just said that her daughter had gained some weight recently.



An official from the Russian Investigative Committee said "all the circumstances of the infant's death" are being checked by detectives.]]>
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 10:40:01 +0000
I tested positive for COVID19 - Toke Makinwa says as she recounts her experience http://nairaplace.com//2346/i-tested-positive-for-covid19-toke-makinwa-says-as-she-recounts-her-experience.html


In a post shared on her Instagram page, the media personality said the experience wasn't great for her. She said she will never pray her worse enemy to go through it.



She warned that the second wave of the pandemic is currently here in Nigeria and warned everyone to take all the COVID-19 protocols seriously.



''My COVID-19 experience

I have been missing in action for a bit guys, the last two weeks of my life has been pretty tough to handle. I tested positive to COVID-19 and my experience wasn’t great (I mean it’s Covid), shooting this Vlog was a lot as I am not a 100 percent yet but I’m hopeful the worst days are behind me. Covid is real guys, there is a second wave of the virus in town and it is spreading really fast. I can’t say for sure where I caught it but the worst thing for me was contact tracing. Having to call people I have been exposed to, to tell them to quarantine and trace people they have also been exposed to, the whole thing is a mess. I share my experience on the Vlog today which is late I know but pls be patient with me, the road to recovery is a lot, I am tired all the time, I have a bit of memory loss and I’m trying to find out what day is what. Doesn’t help that Nigeria itself has gone through something in this time too. Phewwww!!!! Health is the real wealth guys, pls be safe out there. My birthday is in less than a week, I just want to be a again. Covid is real, wear your mask and wash your hands always. Ok bye''

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Thu, 29 Oct 2020 10:38:14 +0000
Revealed! Kim Kardashian spent '$1M' on her lavish tropical 40th birthday party http://nairaplace.com//2345/revealed-kim-kardashian-spent-1m-on-her-lavish-tropical-40th-birthday-party-.html


According to Page Six, the reality star chartered an 88-seat Crystal Cruises’ Boeing 777-200LR last week to fly a group of under 30 including her sisters Kourtney Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, and Kendall Jenner, brother Rob Kardashian and mom Kris Jenner to The Brando, a luxurious private island resort.

They jetted out of Los Angeles on Oct. 20 for the lavish tropical birthday party and returned home five days later.



The report said the group took over the entire breathtaking island, which features 35 one-, two- and three-bedroom villas and rent for up to $20,000 a night plus tax.

A source said, “The group was limited to Kim’s closest family and friends. Everyone on the trip was repeatedly tested for COVID before they left in the middle of the night on a private Boeing 777.



“Once on the island they had lavish dinner after dinner, spa treatments and hikes through the nature sanctuary. There was no expense spared. Everyone was banned from posting on social media by Kim to ensure her privacy.”



The trip was met with a series of backlash on social media after the reality star took to Twitter to brag about the lavish birthday party amid the coronavirus pandemic. ]]>
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 10:35:50 +0000
Pastor and presbyter drown after baptism ceremony in horror reservoir accident http://nairaplace.com//2344/pastor-and-presbyter-drown-after-baptism-ceremony-in-horror-reservoir-accident.html


Pastor Davi Santos, 40, and presbyter Samuel Sergio, 38, lost their lives at the Atibainha reservoir, in the south-eastern Brazilian municipality of Nazare Paulista, at around midday on 25th October.



According to local media, the group had taken part in a baptism of eight people and went in the reservoir to cool down before going home to the city of Guarulhos.



Samuel Sergio got dragged by the current and cried for help, and as he was drowning Davi Santos went in to try to rescue him. However, he also got dragged down by the current.

Others present at the scene called the emergency services. Sadly when the fire brigade arrived and recovered the bodies of the pair, they were already dead.



An autopsy and a police investigation are underway.



The pair belonged to the Pentecostal 'Assembleia de Deus' church, which is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro and has 100,000 congregations and 22.5 million followers.



Missionary Jackson Jose Araujo de Jesus told local media: "[Samuel] was very dedicated to what he did at the church and his commitment was surreal. He treated everyone well."



Pastor Erivan Gomes posted a photo of the pair to social media, which he captioned: "My friends. The news was a big shock. I'll miss you forever]]>
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 10:33:02 +0000
Man slumps and dies ten days to his wedding http://nairaplace.com//2343/man-slumps-and-dies-ten-days-to-his-wedding-.html It was gathered that Raymond slumped at his workplace in Kampala on Wednesday morning, October 28. He was rushed to IHK Hospital where he was pronounced dead by doctor.



Raymond was set to tie the knot with his childhood sweet heart Joy Nekesa on Saturday, November 7th, 2020.

The couple's introduction ceremony was to hold on Saturday, October 31, at the bride's family home.


Rotaract Club of Nateete Kampala confirmed the sad news in a statement on Thursday morning, October 29.



"With deep sorrow , we announce the passing of RAYMOND STEVEN Sekitayira, a Past President, Treasurer, SAA and many other hats wore while at the Rotaract club of Nateete Kampala. His impact will forever be felt among us. Heartfelt condolences go out to Friends and family." the statement reads.



Meanwhile friends and colleagues have taken to Facebook to mourn the deceased and condole with Ms Joy Nekesa. ]]>
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 10:31:20 +0000
Adamawa residents return looted items after Governor Fintiri's 12-hour ultimatum http://nairaplace.com//2342/adamawa-residents-return-looted-items-after-governor-fintiri-s-12-hour-ultimatum-.html

An aide to the Governor, Miracle Musa said that a number of residents in Yola and Jimeta have started returning the stolen items to their wards heads while some dropped them on the roads for the authorities to pick.

Some of the items returned include fridges, tractor parts, water pumps, office furniture, medical equipment, bags of fertilizer and 48 out of 110 tractors carted away by looters.



"These stolen items where returned but hidden under a culvert down Gimba Road close to Target Junction near Dlam and. The looters decided to drop them there so that Government can be alerted. They carried out this return at night based on the directive and ultimatum given by Governor Fintiri. Look carefully around your vicinity there might be stolen things stashed away or dumped" he captioned one of the posts.

Properties vandalized or looted within the state capital include; Customs Office, Federal Road Safety Office, Primary Healthcare Development Agency, NEMA office, COVID-19 Isolation Centre at Kofare, Shamad Concept Nig. Ltd, North East Commodity Association (NECAS), Kofare.



Other public and private warehouses in Demsawo, Nyako Quarters, Bakin Kogi, Mayanka, Upper Benue, AADP, LEA, Yola South, Red Cross opposite FMC, Aliyu Mustafa College; Dr Belel’s workshop, private farms amongst others were also vandalized and looted.







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Wed, 28 Oct 2020 15:55:46 +0000
Adorable photos of Regina Daniels and Ned Nwoko with their son, Munir http://nairaplace.com//2341/adorable-photos-of-regina-daniels-and-ned-nwoko-with-their-son-munir.html Wed, 28 Oct 2020 14:55:17 +0000 Singer, Madonna, 62, gets a kiss from her 26-year-old boyfriend Ahlamalik Williams http://nairaplace.com//2340/singer-madonna-62-gets-a-kiss-from-her-26-year-old-boyfriend-ahlamalik-williams.html


In one of the photos shared to her Instagram page, the singer was seen pushed up against a fence while being kissed by her younger lover. She wrote in her caption: "Love what you do and do what you love."



Madonna and Ahlamalik Williams have been working together since at least 2015, when he performed as a dancer during the singer's Rebel Heart tour.



The pair confirmed their relationship in December 2019 when they were pictured getting cozy on a hotel balcony in Miami.

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Wed, 28 Oct 2020 14:52:36 +0000
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala emerges Director General, World Trade Organization http://nairaplace.com//2339/ngozi-okonjo-iweala-emerges-director-general-world-trade-organization.html


In a keenly contested election, Okonjo-Iweala beat her rival, South Korean Yoo Myung hee, with a wide margin. She polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat Myung Hee at the final stage of the race.



Okonjo-Iweala received widespread support from Africa and other continents before the election which took place today October 28.



Her victory comes days after European Union member nations backed her candidacy against Ms. Myung hee, who was supported by the United States.



The official announcement is expected to be made by the WTO at 3pm Nigerian time today.



Okonjo-Iweala, 66, served as Nigeria’s first female Finance and later Foreign Affair minister, and has a 25-year career behind her as a development economist and international finance expert at the World Bank, eventually becoming its number two. She is also on Twitter’s board of directors and is a special envoy for the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 fight.]]>
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 14:49:11 +0000
Charley Boy switches up his look with feminine blouse and gele http://nairaplace.com//2338/charley-boy-switches-up-his-look-with-feminine-blouse-and-gele.html Wed, 28 Oct 2020 14:47:19 +0000 NSCDC dismisses officer who partook in the looting of COVID19 palliatives in Abuja http://nairaplace.com//2337/nscdc-dismisses-officer-who-partook-in-the-looting-of-covid19-palliatives-in-abuja.html


On Monday, a mob stormed the warehouse and carted away the palliatives. A video that made the rounds on social media, showed the officer grabbing his own palliative.



In a statement released on Tuesday night October 27, Ekunola Gbenga who is the Media Assistant to the Commandant General NSCDC, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, said Ibrahim was dismissed for joining the hoodlums in looting Covid-19 palliatives discovered in a warehouse in Gwagwalada, Abuja.



''The recommendation was given after the officer was charged under the public service rule which is related to unbecoming conduct of officers.

“This disciplinary measure was taken after series of investigations and deliberations by the junior disciplinary committee and recommendations were made to the management,” Ekunola said.

The CG appreciates officers and men of the Corps including members of the public for providing useful information that has continue to assist the Corps in identifying unfit individuals within the ranks for appropriate action. He tasked the personnel to remain committed, resolute and firm in the discharge of their duties'' the statement read]]>
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 07:38:41 +0000
113 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2336/113-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-51, FCT-15, Plateau-11, Kaduna-8, Oyo-8, Rivers-8, Ogun-4, Edo-2, Imo-2, Kwara-2, Delta-1, Kano-1.



There are now 62,224 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria, 1,135 deaths have also been recorded. 57,916 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 07:36:04 +0000
End SARS protest holds in Helsinki (photos) http://nairaplace.com//2335/end-sars-protest-holds-in-helsinki-photos-.html


Over the past few days, Nigerians in the diaspora and foreigners have taken to the streets to continue the protests. There have been protests in India, Germany, Hungary, and Helsinki, among others.



Photos from the End SARS protest in Helsinki, Finland, have been shared online. Despite the cold, there was a large turnout.]]>
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 07:34:26 +0000
Adamawa state govt gives looters 12 hours to return stolen COVID19 relief items http://nairaplace.com//2334/adamawa-state-govt-gives-looters-12-hours-to-return-stolen-covid19-relief-items.html


Recall that a mob stormed a warehouse in Yola, the state capital on Sunday, October 25, and looted all the palliatives.



In a state-wide broadcast on Tuesday, October 27, Governor Fintiri said any house where stolen items are found would be destroyed.



“This ultimatum will expire at 6am on Wednesday, 28th October, 2020, after which I will sign an executive order for a house-to-house search to commence by 7am of the same day. Part of the provision of the order is a sanction that will attract withdrawal of C-of-O and if necessary, demolition of every house that harbours any of the stolen properties. Law-abiding citizens should cooperate with the security agencies to ensure this is enforced.” Governor Fintiri said]]>
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 07:30:12 +0000
Court strikes out homosexuality charges against dancer, James Brown and others http://nairaplace.com//2333/court-strikes-out-homosexuality-charges-against-dancer-james-brown-and-others.html


Justice Rilwan Aikawa who ruled on the case on Tuesday October 27, struck out the case on ground of the charges against the defendants lacking “diligent prosecution” by the police.



While the federal high court judge pointed out that the prosecuting counsel, J.I Ebhoremen, was absent from court for the umpteenth time with no reasonable explanation, the defence counsel, Israel Usman noted that it was the ninth time Mr Ebhoremen did not show up in court since the case started in 2019.



Usman urged the Judge to strike out the case as Section 356(5) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 provided a maximum of five adjournments at the instance of the prosecution in a criminal trial.



He said;



“This is ninth adjournment at the instance of the prosecution in contravention of the statutory Act that regulates criminal justice system. We urge the court to dismiss the case and discharge the defendants."



Ruling on the case, Aikawa said;



“I agree entirely with defendants’ counsel that the prosecution’s attitude to this case is not satisfactory. In my view, this should not be. If the prosecution has a cogent reason not to be in court, he should have communicated in writing to the court and copy the defence counsel.

“For whatever reason, the prosecution is no more capable or not willing to prosecute this case. Consequently, this case is struck out due to lack of diligent prosecution.”]]>
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 07:28:20 +0000
Nigerians react to Lai Mohammed's call for regulation of social media http://nairaplace.com//2332/nigerians-react-to-lai-mohammed-s-call-for-regulation-of-social-media.html


Recall that the Minister who appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values to defend the 2021 budget proposal on Tuesday October 27, had stated that the biggest challenge facing the country is the issue of fake news and misinformation.



The Minister stated that China has no google, Facebook and Instagram as everything is "well censored and well regulated. " He warned that the next war that will be fought in the country and across the globe may be fought through social media. He also pointed out that #EndSARS protesters mobilized using social media.



Some Nigerians have however pointed out the flaws in Lai Mohammed's insistence on social media regulation. Here are some tweets below; ]]>
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 07:26:52 +0000
Distressing images of refugees who were 'tortured, beaten and forced to strip naked http://nairaplace.com//2331/distressing-images-of-refugees-who-were-tortured-beaten-and-forced-to-strip-naked.html


Men were forced to strip, lie on top of each other naked and were beaten by men in black uniforms, according to reports received by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), a nonprofit humanitarian organisation.



The victims believed their attackers were Croatian police officers, according to Mirror Online.



The DRC has also recorded two reports of "severe sexual abuse" after a police operation to push refugees back into neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina.



The violent pushbacks targeted around 75 people in Velika Kladusa, where a forest camp houses at least 700 refugees. The organisation recorded "horrifying" testimony from victims of the police operation between October 12 and 16.



One shocking picture shows an Afghan man's battered back, arm and buttocks

Another shows someone from Bangladesh with a deep gash to his nose while a Moroccan man has a cut to his forehead.

Charlotte Slente, secretary general of the DRC, said: "The testimonies that the Danish Refugee Council has collected from victims of pushbacks are horrifying.



"Multiple reports, from different groups of people, of different nationalities - more than 75 persons in one week - who have all independently reported inhumane treatment, savage beatings and even sexual abuse.



"We need to see action to put a stop to the systematic use of violence.



"Treating human beings like this, inflicting severe pain and causing unnecessary suffering, irrespective of their migratory status, cannot and should not be accepted by any European country, or by any EU institution."



Ms Slente called for independent border monitoring systems to be implemented to prevent abuses, along with proper investigations to take place.]]>
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 07:24:32 +0000
Looters invade Abuja NYSC camp, cart away mattresses and bags of rice http://nairaplace.com//2330/looters-invade-abuja-nysc-camp-cart-away-mattresses-and-bags-of-rice-.html


Residents in the neighborhood also took advantage of the unrest to participate in the looting.]]>
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:54:55 +0000
Woman survives 5 days with bullet in her head in Enugu http://nairaplace.com//2329/-woman-survives-5-days-with-bullet-in-her-head-in-enugu.html


The skincare therapist named Favour Grey suffered a gunshot wound to the head, her sister Valentina Grey revealed.

Sharing photos of Favour after she was shot, X-ray of the bullet in her head, and the bullet after it was removed, Valentina wrote:



Meet my kid sister a fighter

Girl lived five days with a

Bullet in her head, playing

Joking and smiling. This

God sew her through. If u

Don't believe in this God I

Pity you he sew my family

Through this hard days

And we came out smiling

With joy overflow. Favour

Your name keep fighting for

You. The God of favour came

Through the right time.

Iloveyoukiddoh.
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Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:52:55 +0000
Nnamdi Kanu threatens to disgrace corrupt politicians abroad http://nairaplace.com//2328/nnamdi-kanu-threatens-to-disgrace-corrupt-politicians-abroad.html


Kanu stated this during a live Facebook session.



“Any day any corrupt Nigerian political office holder is sighted in any foreign country, such a person would be publicly disgraced and humiliated.” he said



Kanu who expressed sadness over the gunfire incident at the Lekki tollgate on Tuesday, October 20, added

“From today, October 25, 2020, if we get you abroad, we will disgrace you. Stay at home until you meet the 23 demands of the youths,”
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Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:48:35 +0000
Nigerian woman allegedly stabs her Nigerian boyfriend to death in India http://nairaplace.com//2327/nigerian-woman-allegedly-stabs-her-nigerian-boyfriend-to-death-in-india-.html


It was gathered that the incident happened on Sunday, October 25, at their home in New Delhi.

The victim identified has been identified as Obinna from Uli in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.



Confirming the incident, a source said the couple had a heated argument which led Oge to stab him in the chest with a knife.

A friend of the deceased, Don Mikky shared videos from the scene showing the suspect being led away by the police, adding that he had repeatedly warned Obinna to focus on making money instead of love. He wrote;



"Obinna see what you did to yourself I personal told you that this is india we came here to find money not to find love. if is true that this girl is the one that killed you that means you are a fool you did not do like real Uli son from Ihiala L. G. A. Shame to you wherever you are I will stop here.'']]>
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:47:09 +0000
"F*ck boys" Tiffany Haddish sends strongly-worded message to most of her exes http://nairaplace.com//2326/-f-ck-boys-tiffany-haddish-sends-strongly-worded-message-to-most-of-her-exes.html


Haddish who shared the message on her Instagram Stories, appeared to be accusing her exes of wanting to eat their cake and have it by having other women yet coming back to her.



The actress wrote: "This is for most of my exs. Bits and pieces are for different ones.



"I am so sick of my ex f*ck boys and yes you still a f*ck boy even if we was in a relationship cause you still was trying to f*ck when it was over, boy.



"Stop reaching out to me trying to be my friend. I don't want to be your friend.



"Plus you got a whole women and babies on the way and we been done for years, But you want a windfall of money, and want me to make that wind go? Huh hahaha if I thought that would remove you from my entire life I would.



"Just act like I never said I love you. cause who I was loving wasn't the real you. When the real you showed up I was disappointed and disgusted, so please go away forever,



"Peace and happiness be upon you and your family."]]>
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:42:24 +0000
How boy, 8, became the world’s youngest serial killer http://nairaplace.com//2325/how-boy-8-became-the-world-s-youngest-serial-killer.html


He had allegedly killed three people by the age of eight, two of whom were related to him.



The young boy from the Begusaray district in Bihar, India was born in 1998.



The family, who were extremely poor, eventually moved to Mushahari village where his father worked as a labourer.



In 2006 Amarjeet allegedly murdered his six-year-old cousin, his uncle’s daughter.



Shortly after, he is believed to have murdered another infant – his own eight-month-old sister.

Some of Amarjeet’s family members and other members of the village were reportedly aware of his crimes, according to his uncle.



However, they were considered “family matters”, and therefore were not reported to authorities.



But in 2007, Amarjeet allegedly killed a neighbour’s six-month-old daughter, called Kushboo.



The baby’s mother had left her at a primary school to sleep while she did some chores – but when she returned Kushboo was gone.



The villagers, who reportedly knew about Amarjeet’s past crimes, confronted him about the baby’s disappearance.



He confessed to the police and showed no remorse while he recounted the gory details of how he had murdered and buried Kushboo.

After his arrest, police said the boy had confessed to the murder of his sister three months earlier, and his cousin a year earlier.



Superintendent Amit Lodha said the boy appeared to be a “psychiatric case” and would be evaluated by professionals.



Meanwhile, inspector Shatrudhan Kumar had said all the killings had been carried out in an identical manner.



He explained: "He said he took the children to the fields and hit them with a stone and killed them. He has been charged with murder."



The police said that while the boy was being questioned, he just smiled and asked for biscuits.



The child was evaluated by professionals, and found to be suffering from "conduct disorder".



Conduct disorder is an ongoing pattern of emotional and behavioural problems where children can be angry, aggressive or even violent.



A psychologist working on the case explained: "Such aggression may be hereditary and may be caused because of great chemical upheavals in the brain."



The boy was placed in a remand home in the nearby town of Munger.



Under Indian law, a child can’t be sentenced to death or sent to prison, but can be detained at a children's home until they turn 18, according to The Guardian.

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Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:39:45 +0000
CCTV shows woman push friend to her death after she bent down to tie shoelace http://nairaplace.com//2324/cctv-shows-woman-push-friend-to-her-death-after-she-bent-down-to-tie-shoelace.html


CCTV footage recorded in China shows two women standing near the edge of the water in the city of Nanjing when one of the women bends down to tie her shoelace.



As she does so, the other woman appears to shove her into the water from behind before both women fall into the water.



The woman in orange who had bent to tie her shoelace can be seen struggling as the woman in black holds her down.



Police confirmed that the pair drowned in the bizarre incident in the eastern Chinese state of Jiangsu, Yahoo News reports.

Photos appeared online of authorities retrieving the women's bodies with police divers in operation.



CCTV footage of the shocking event on Wednesday, October 21, has gone viral in China, with an investigation launched on Thursday, October 22.



The video has been shared on the Chinese Twitter-like social media site Weibo, with the clip being viewed more than 500 million times to date.



After the video quickly circulated online, Lishui Bureau of Nanjing Public Security Bureau confirmed on Saturday that a probe had been launched.



Speculation has grown online as to what led to the shocking events.



Police are expected to release the details of their investigation into the two deaths in due course.

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Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:36:41 +0000
Soldier arrested for assaulting woman after jumping ATM queue http://nairaplace.com//2323/soldier-arrested-for-assaulting-woman-after-jumping-atm-queue.html


Spokesman for the 9 Brigade, Major Olaniyi Osoba who confirmed the arrest of the corporal identified as Omoh F said he is currently being detained as investigation is ongoing.



Osoba told Punch;



"I can confirm to you that he has been detained and investigations are ongoing."



Recall that the lady had accused the soldier of assaulting her after she challenged him for jumping an ATM queue. ]]>
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:33:54 +0000
144 suspected looters arrested in Kwara, items recovered (photos) http://nairaplace.com//2322/144-suspected-looters-arrested-in-kwara-items-recovered-photos-.html


In the wake of the crisis that erupted following the EndSARS protest, hoodlums in several states seized the opportunity to vandalize and loot both public and private businesses.



On Monday, October 26, the Kwara state police command paraded 144 of the suspected looters with many looted items recovered from them.



The state Commissioner of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, while parading the suspects, thanked the good people of Kwara state for cooperating with the Command in its effort in arresting the suspects and recovery of the looted items.



He advised other suspects who are yet to surrender any of the stolen items with them to do so and avoid been traced and arrested.



Egbetokun said the paraded suspects will soon be charged to court]]>
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:32:00 +0000
Suspected IPOB members burn down Ebonyi Central Police Station http://nairaplace.com//2321/suspected-ipob-members-burn-down-ebonyi-central-police-station.html


The irate suspected members of the proscribed group also reportedly destroyed and set ablaze cars, tricycles and motorcycles parked in the compound.



An alleged member of IPOB who spoke in a video which has gone viral, said they carried out the attack over the killing of 7 of their members by policemen from the police station during a clean up exercise/protest around major cities in the southeast and south south geo-political zones.



Ebonyi state Police Commissioner, Philip Maku confirmed the attack on the station and also disclosed that no casualty has so far been recorded. Maku however said it was the Police lost one of its officers injured during last week’s disturbances.



He told The Nation;



“We are the ones being brutalised. One of the two Policemen that were wounded last week later died”



IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful however told the publication that the attackers are not members of the secessionist group. He said;



“I don’t know who those people are”
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Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:29:59 +0000
Ex-Man City youth player, Jeremy Wisten "commits suicide" at 17 http://nairaplace.com//2320/ex-man-city-youth-player-jeremy-wisten-commits-suicide-at-17.html


Witsen, a promising talent born in Malawi and raised in the UK, joined Man City at the U-13 level in February 2016 and was recently released by the club.



According to Malawi24, the 17-year-old was left depressed by the club's decision to release him and he decided to take his life.



Details of his death remain unclear, but Manchester City and senior players at the club including Raheem Sterling and Aymeric Laporte have paid tribute to the former academy player.

The Manchester City family are saddened to learn of the passing of former Academy player Jeremy Wisten. We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

— Manchester City (@ManCity) October 25, 2020


A City statement read: "The Manchester City family are saddened to learn of the passing of former academy player Jeremy Wisten. We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family.



Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time."

??? https://t.co/VX4tqjgAR6

— Raheem Sterling (@sterling7) October 25, 2020
Horrible news... RIP young man ??

— Aymeric Laporte (@Laporte) October 25, 2020


Jeremy Wisten had high hopes of flourishing at Manchester City before his sudden demise.]]>
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 15:08:28 +0000
Laycon donates money to the care of sickle cell patients in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2319/laycon-donates-money-to-the-care-of-sickle-cell-patients-in-nigeria.html


The artiste, who famously revealed on the show that his genotype is SC, decided to give back to the community by making life easier for sickle cell patients, and he did it quietly.



His act of charity was only made public by a Twitter user whose family benefited from Laycon's kindness.



The Twitter user wrote: "My cousin took her son to sickle cell foundation idiaraba to get drug for her son , she was told to pay little amount of money cos Laycon gave them money to treat SS patient. She cried and she was so happy cos her president love them. Thanks Laycon. #icons #LayconComeOnline."

TOHAI Nigeria, a health access initiative, also disclosed Laycon's contribution, writing: "Thank you @itsLaycon for donating to sickle cell warriors support in Nigeria. As an organization advocating for newborn screening for Sickle Cell disease and associated treatments for children in low resources settings in Nigeria, we appropriate your generosity. God bless you big."]]>
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 14:34:06 +0000
Tennis star, Serena Williams flaunts her hot legs in sexy new photos http://nairaplace.com//2318/tennis-star-serena-williams-flaunts-her-hot-legs-in-sexy-new-photos.html


In the photos, the mother of one was pictured posing in a black bodysuit and Stuart Weitzman red boots.]]>
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 14:29:36 +0000
Woman's lip bitten off by fellow woman for failing to repay loan http://nairaplace.com//2317/woman-s-lip-bitten-off-by-fellow-woman-for-failing-to-repay-loan.html


According to reports, the incident happened in Thyolo District, Southern Malawi on Sunday October 25.



It is suspected that the woman swallowed the lip as it is nowhere to be found.



The victim is currently receiving treatment at Thyolo hospital. ]]>
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 13:05:35 +0000
Cristiano Ronaldo under investigation in Italy for breaking coronavirus rules http://nairaplace.com//2316/cristiano-ronaldo-under-investigation-in-italy-for-breaking-coronavirus-rules.html


Recall the five-time Ballon d'Or winner tested positive for Covid-19 while on international duty with Portugal earlier this month and flew back to Italy via a private air ambulance.



When asked if Ronaldo had breached Covid-19 rules after he flew back to Turin, Italy's sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora told Rai Radio: 'Yes, I think so, if there were no specific authorisations from the health authority.'



Ronaldo later dismissed Spadafora's claim, claiming he followed all necessary procedures.



The 35-year-old said on Instagram on October 16: 'I'm always at home, now I'm sunbathing, also to let the days pass. I'm respecting the protocol, I did not break it, as has been said: It's a lie.



'I returned from Portugal because my team and I made sure to comply with all the procedures.



'I returned to Italy by air ambulance and I have had no contact with anyone, even in Turin.'



Ronaldo also added: 'My family is on another floor of the house, we can't be in contact.'



Now Spadafora has said the Juventus star 'did not respect' protocols with his flight home while infected and he's being investigated by the Federal Prosecutor's Office.



'Cristiano did not respect the protocol. There is an investigation by the Federal Prosecutor's Office to prove it,' he told Rai Tre.



'The virus has taught us that no one is exempt, obviously, they are all people who have tried to respect the protocols as much as possible, but the only solution in the end is to stay at home.' ]]>
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 12:51:34 +0000
lady unblocks all her 'haters' on Instagram as she celebrates her Mercedes Benz E350 http://nairaplace.com//2315/lady-unblocks-all-her-haters-on-instagram-as-she-celebrates-her-mercedes-benz-e350.html


"Just because you’re awake doesn’t mean you stop dreaming!
God really makes a way.... On New Years Eve, after scraping through 2019 Depressed & Hopeless," she wrote.



"I told God I want my life to turn around. I was someone that believed, though I deserved good things, they would never come to me. And 2020 began UNBELIEVABLY horrible. But I kept my eyes on God & He made a way. This Year, I’ve felt the best I’ve felt in years!!!! Only God could do it. Every single goal I wrote on 12/31/2019 has been fulfilled! This being one of them.



"2 months ago, I bought my dream car! A 2020 Mercedes Benz E350. I’m glad I finally get to share my testimony! God is Good. Even when we don’t understand what he’s doing. He’s always Good. Happy Sunday!!



"I unblocked my haters so they can shine their eyes too " ]]>
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 12:49:15 +0000
10-year-old boy allegedly starved, tortured, shackled by his father and stepmother http://nairaplace.com//2314/10-year-old-boy-allegedly-starved-tortured-shackled-by-his-father-and-stepmother.html


According to the head of the NGO, Sam Ikpe Utauma, the victim, Ekemini was constantly tortured, starved and subjected to various inhuman treatment by the father and his wife.

He said the abuse had been going on for eighteen months, however, his situation took a turn for the worse eight months ago, when the father began to shackle and leave him in the backyard overnight, without clothes, claiming that the boy is possessed by demons.



It was gathered that the father was arrested following a tip off by a concerned CRARN volunteer. The man was later bailed out by members of the commununity and allegedly boasted that he has the right to treat his son however he likes.



While condemning the brutality, Mr Utauma added that the organisation will be following up with the situation to ensure that the child is safe and out of harm’s way. See his post below:



"The Child’s and Rehabilitation Network (CRARN) is working with the police in Eket to unravel the probable cause of a father frequently tying up and manhandling his ten year old son in Ikot Udota, Eket, Akwa Ibom State.



"Little Ekemini has had a rough time with his father and stepmother in the family home for the past eighteen months. His situation took a turn for the worst the last eight months when his father began to tie and shackle him then drop him in the backyard sometime without food, persistent beatings and viciously manhandling him.



"His appalling condition caught the attention of a CRARN volunteer through a tip-off, and the police was alerted which led to the father’s arrest, unshackling and rescue of the young lad.



"The members of the community quickly rushed and bailed out the man who didn’t deny his act of brutality on his child but merely boasted that he has the right to treat his child as his he wished.



"Ekemini has complained bitterly about the unrelenting abuse and battering he endures in his family and says he fears for his life.



“I’m concerned that they’ll one day do away with me and nobody will know. Just the way they have been torturing me for a long time, and calling me all kinds of demonic names without help coming from anyone.” The young lad had told the police.



"While condemning this reprehensible act of brutality against this child, we will be following up with the situation to ensure that the child is safe and out of harm’s way."]]>
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 12:44:19 +0000
This man is about to stock his shop with cartons of looted COVID-19 noodles http://nairaplace.com//2313/this-man-is-about-to-stock-his-shop-with-cartons-of-looted-covid-19-noodles.html


He captured the photo thus: "Lack of knowledge makes a chicken sleep on the right side..."



The truck load of noodles is packed in front of a shop belonging to one Masirana of Masirana Enterprises. It's not clear if the sleeping man is the owner of the store or a truck pusher.]]>
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 08:04:02 +0000
#EndSARS: Pope Francis prays for peace and justice in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2312/-endsars-pope-francis-prays-for-peace-and-justice-in-nigeria.html


After reciting the Angelus from a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, October 25, the pontiff said he prayed that peace would be restored “through the promotion of justice and the common good.”



He said: “I follow with particular concern the news coming from Nigeria about the recent violent clashes between law enforcement agencies and some young protesters.”



“We pray to the Lord that all forms of violence will always be avoided, in the constant search for social harmony through the promotion of justice and the common good.”



The Pope also took to Twitter to call for prayers for Nigeria against every form of violence in the aftermath of the #ENDSARS protests.



He tweeted: "Let us pray to the Lord for Nigeria, so that every form of violence might always be avoided, in the constant search of social harmony through the promotion of justice and the common good."



Let us pray to the Lord for Nigeria, so that every form of violence might always be avoided, in the constant search of social harmony through the promotion of justice and the common good.

— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) October 25, 2020]]>
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 08:00:59 +0000
NECO postpones 2020 exams indefinitely http://nairaplace.com//2311/neco-postpones-2020-exams-indefinitely.html


In a statement released on Sunday October 25, by Azeez Sani, the Head of Information and Public Relations Division at NECO, stated that the decision to suspend the examination indefinitely followed the current security challenges, occasioned by the ENDSARS protests, which have disrupted the smooth conduct of examinations in some parts of the country,



He stated that the examination body had in a press release, dated October 21, 2020, informed the general public of rescheduling some papers of the 2020 on-going SSCE but had to indefinitely postpone the examination due to current security challenges in some parts of the country.



He explained that the imposed curfew and closed down of schools in some states have made it difficult for the Council to move examination materials across the country



He added that the examination body would continue with the conduct of the examination in all states as soon as normalcy returns to the country.

“While regretting any inconveniences this postponement may cause our esteemed stakeholders, the Council has however taken this decision in order to maintain the integrity and security of its examination procedures for seamless conduct of the Council’s examination'' the statement in part read

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Mon, 26 Oct 2020 07:59:35 +0000
Kogi state residents discover warehouse where COVID19 palliatives were stored http://nairaplace.com//2310/kogi-state-residents-discover-warehouse-where-covid19-palliatives-were-stored.html


Like in every other state, they carted away as much of the items as they could.

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Mon, 26 Oct 2020 07:56:35 +0000
Actress Iyabo Ojo vows to never campaign or vote for a PDP or APC member http://nairaplace.com//2309/actress-iyabo-ojo-vows-to-never-campaign-or-vote-for-a-pdp-or-apc-member.html


The actress stated this via her Twitter handle on Sunday October 25.

''I Alice Iyabo Ojo, will never support, campaign or vote for any APC or PDP member ever again in my life even if you are my family or friend, we need a New Nigeria, we need to stop recycling #EndBadGoveranc'' Ojo tweeted]]>
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 07:53:00 +0000
President Buhari breaks silence on Lekki shootings, pledges justice for victims http://nairaplace.com//2308/president-buhari-breaks-silence-on-lekki-shootings-pledges-justice-for-victims.html


End SARS protesters had gathered at the tollgate to stage a protest when they were shot at by security operatives.



In a statement released today October 25 by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, President Buhari vowed to ensure justice for the ''peaceful protesters who lost their lives.” The President explained that he decided not to talk about the shooting incident until he had access to all the facts.



He also promised property owners and business owners affected by the arson across the nation that they would get justice. He commended Lagos State for planning to prosecute 229 suspects arrested by the police for allegedly using the #EndSARS protest to destabilize the country.



The President also condemned the looting of items from private and public businesses. He appealed to families to turn back children who bring home unaccounted goods. He also advised wives must ask their husbands to return looted items brought home.



The statement reads



“As the Judicial panel of inquiry set up by the Lagos State Government, one of the more dozen states to do so, starts sitting on Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his full support and optimism that it will assist the nation to give justice to peaceful protesters who lost their lives, security men who were murdered and property owners whose assets were vandalized and looted.



The President, who said he had all along avoided going into a debate about the Lekki Toll Gate incidents until all the facts are established, appealed to the people all over the country to maintain peace and brotherhood as the machinery of the government and the wheel of justice turn against the perpetrators of murder, arson, stealing, rape, assault and malicious damage to public and private property.



The President advises that peace, brotherhood, and inter communal harmony are central to our ethos and urges Nigerians “not to turn against one another in hate.”



He said it is important that the police and other security agencies move everywhere to restore calm and normalcy as quickly as possible.



President Buhari said while his administration is working hard through many pragmatic ways to reduce the hardship of the millions of our unemployed, poor citizens and those whose lives have been thrown into disarray by the harsh economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, he warned that resort to widespread attacks and the organized looting and plundering of public and private property in many states are inimical to public good and stand condemned.

A government that has launched a massive crackdown on corruption, brought in strong laws for a decisive battle against corruption, pursues loot recovery at home and abroad, and taken strong decisions against those who thought they were above the law, will not fold its arms when an otherwise legitimate and peaceful protest is turning into free-for-all vandalism and looting.



While the administration has, for its part, blocked so many means of looting public money in a war against corruption, it is the expectation that all civil authorities, community and religious leaders in the country must rise against the organized looting and plunder we are witnessing in parts of the country. Families must turn back children who bring home unaccounted goods, in the same way wives must ask their husbands to return looted items brought home.



What is more, is that criminal actions as we have so far witnessed can weaken and erode the confidence of our people and that of foreign businesses in investing in the economy. Looting and vandalism will hurt trade and investment growth in our country, both large and small industries, as well as our hardworking people in the informal sectors of the economy.



These incidents do not reflect well on any society. They are wrong and condemnable and should not be supported by reasonable members of the society.



In line with this, President Buhari commends the decision of the Lagos State Ministry of Justice to prosecute 229 suspects arrested by the police for allegedly using the #EndSARS protest to destroy and loot public and private property.



As mentioned in two successive statements on the issues, the President and his administration have taken note of the grievances of the people. “We have heard you loud and clear,” he said, and has shown a clear determination to take all necessary measures to address the complaints. The violence must stop.



President Buhari also condemned hate messages and eviction notices to ethnic and religious groups asking Nigerians to take pride in the fact that our diverse people have been living with one another in harmony for ages. The right of all citizens to live and work in any part of the country is a constitutional right and will be defended by the government.]]>
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 07:36:44 +0000
Fashola discovers mystery camera at Lekki Toll Gate http://nairaplace.com//2307/fashola-discovers-mystery-camera-at-lekki-toll-gate.html


Fashola who led Ministers of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Mines and Industries, Olamilekan Adegbite, Niyi Adebayo, Trade and Investments and Olorunnibe Mamora, Health state on the visit, discovered the camera during an on the spot assessment at the Lekki Toll Gate. He subsequently handed it over to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for forensic analysis and further investigation.



He however asserted that the camera must have been planted by some subversive elements prior to the reported shootings, for ulterior motives.




The former Governor of Lagos state said;



“I think this will help with the ongoing investigations into the shootings at the Lekki Toll Gate.

“It requires forensic analysis and could be used in the investigations to unravel the mystery surrounding the shootings at the Toll Gate, I believe.”]]>
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 07:34:47 +0000
24-year-old Shudufhadzo Musida crowned Miss South Africa 2020 (photos) http://nairaplace.com//2306/24-year-old-shudufhadzo-musida-crowned-miss-south-africa-2020-photos-.html


She was announced the winner of the 62nd annual pageant at a socially-distanced, televised event which took place at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town on Saturday night, October 24.

The beauty queen from Limpopo beat 15 other contestants to scoop the prestigious crown.



“I hope to achieve change,” she said. “I want to be representative of the beauty, diversity, and resilience that exists in this country. I want every child from every village who looks at the TV and sees this moment to know it is possible for them. I didn’t think it was possible for me and now I am sitting here with a crown on my head. Your dreams are valid.”

Along with the title of Miss SA, Musida will receive R1 million in cash from the Miss South Africa Organisation as well as R2 million worth of sponsorships and prizes, including the use of a luxury Sandton apartment and a Mercedes-Benz C200 Cabriolet for the year of her reign.



First runner-up, Thato Mosehele, 25, will receive R250k in cash, while second runner-up, Natasha Joubert, 23, will get R100k.



For the first time in the history of the Miss South Africa pageant, the trio will represent the country at the world's most three prestigious pageants, Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Supranational.



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Mon, 26 Oct 2020 07:29:18 +0000
Our assets in Calabar have been vandalized - UN http://nairaplace.com//2305/our-assets-in-calabar-have-been-vandalized-un.html


Edward Kallon, UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria disclosed this in a tweet he shared which also came with photos of a mob destroying UN vehicles and invading the international agency’s facility in Calabar.



Kallon who condemned the attack, added that the vandals were out to discredit the peaceful protests to end police brutality.



He tweeted;



“The United Nations in Nigeria strongly condemns attacks on its assets in Calabar by vandals who were out to discredit the peaceful protests to end police brutality. I call on youths to exercise restraints and engage in dialogue with the Government on their legitimate demands."]]>
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 07:26:18 +0000
Davido's fiancee, Chioma gets tattoo of their son's name (photo) http://nairaplace.com//2304/davido-s-fiancee-chioma-gets-tattoo-of-their-son-s-name-photo-.html


Chioma and Davido welcomed Ifeanyi in October 2019.]]>
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 07:20:56 +0000
Turn back family members who bring home looted items - Buhari http://nairaplace.com//2303/turn-back-family-members-who-bring-home-looted-items-buhari.html


In a statement released by his media aide Garba Shehu, President Buhari stated that families must turn back children who bring home unaccounted goods, in the same way wives must ask their husbands to return looted items brought home.



It was also gathered that the President has urged the police and other security agencies to restore calm and normalcy as quickly as possible.



The statement read;



“President Buhari said while his administration is working hard through many pragmatic ways to reduce the hardship of the millions of our unemployed, poor citizens and those whose lives have been thrown into disarray by the harsh economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, he warned that resort to widespread attacks and the organised looting and plundering of public and private property in many states are inimical to public good and stand condemned.

“A government that has launched a massive crackdown on corruption, brought in strong laws for a decisive battle against corruption, pursues loot recovery at home and abroad, and taken strong decisions against those who thought they were above the law, will not fold its arms when an otherwise legitimate and peaceful protest is turning into free-for-all vandalism and looting.

“While the administration has, for its part, blocked so many means of looting public money in a war against corruption, it is the expectation that all civil authorities, community and religious leaders in the country must rise against the organised looting and plunder we are witnessing in parts of the country.

“Families must turn back children who bring home unaccounted goods, in the same way wives must ask their husbands to return looted items brought home.

“What is more, is that criminal actions as we have so far witnessed can weaken and erode the confidence of our people and that of foreign businesses in investing in the economy

“Looting and vandalism will hurt trade and investment growth in our country, both large and small industries, as well as our hardworking people in the informal sectors of the economy.

"These incidents do not reflect well on any society. They are wrong and condemnable and should not be supported by reasonable members of the society.

"In line with this, President Buhari commends the decision of the Lagos State Ministry of Justice to prosecute 229 suspects arrested by the police for allegedly using the #EndSARS protest to destroy and loot public and private property.

"As mentioned in two successive statements on the issues, the President and his administration have taken note of the grievances of the people. “We have heard you loud and clear,” he said, and has shown a clear determination to take all necessary measures to address the complaints

"Nevertheless, the violence must stop. President Buhari also condemned hate messages and eviction notices to ethnic and religious groups asking Nigerians to take pride in the fact that our diverse people have been living with one another in harmony for ages.

"The right of all citizens to live and work in any part of the country is a constitutional right and will be defended by the government."

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Mon, 26 Oct 2020 07:19:11 +0000
Gov Ayade orders house to house search of looted items in Cross River state http://nairaplace.com//2302/gov-ayade-orders-house-to-house-search-of-looted-items-in-cross-river-state.html


Over the weekend, looters broke into over 35 government and private properties, looted several items, and set some buildings ablaze. ?Read here, here and here.



Reacting to the incidents, Governor Ayade in a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Christian Ita, gave the security agents a marching order to begin house to house search for the stolen items.



“Following the deployment of more soldiers to Calabar to help quell violence, Cross River Governor, Sir Ben Ayade has asked security agencies in the State to take legitimate actions to halt the arson and carnage witnessed in some parts of Calabar.

The governor also wants the security agents to carry out a house to house search for looted property and arrest everyone involved in the looting of both public and private property in the state” the statement in part read]]>
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 07:17:54 +0000
Wole Soyinka condemns video asking Igbo indigenes to leave Yorubaland http://nairaplace.com//2301/wole-soyinka-condemns-video-asking-igbo-indigenes-to-leave-yorubaland.html


Soyinka in a statement he titled ‘Identity Thieves on the Rampage' and released on Saturday October 24, enjoined Igbo indigenes to ignore such threats which seeks to create disharmony in the country. He averred that the threat “is the work of sick, cowardly minds”.



The statement read;



“Undoubtedly in order to promote the video clip of an ethnic revanchist calling on Igbo to leave Yoruba land, this same lunatic fringe has exhumed, and embarked on circulating an ancient fabrication – several years mouldering in the grave – once attributed to me and vigorously denounced.

“That statement impudently expounds, as my utterance, what the Hausa want, what the Yoruba want, and what the Igbo want.

“Such an attribution – let me once again reiterate – is the work of sick, cowardly minds that are ashamed, or lack the courage, as the saying goes, “to answer their fathers’ names.” At least the current ethnic rabble-rouser has the courage of his convictions, not so the sick brigade of identity thieves.

“Normally, one should totally ignore the social dregs. However, in the present atmosphere where FAKE NEWS is so easily swallowed and acted upon without reflection, I feel once again obliged to denounce this recurrent obscenity.

“As for our brother and sister Igbo, I hope they have learnt to ignore the toxic bilge under which some Nigerian imbeciles seek to drown the nation.

“It is time also, I believe, to also enter the following admonition: one cannot continue to monitor and respond to the concoctions of these addicts of falsehood, and their assiduous promoters who have yet to learn to wipe the filth off their tablets.

“The patrons of social platforms should develop the art of discrimination. Some attributions are simply so gross that, to grant them even a moment’s latitude of probability diminishes the civic intelligence of the recipient.”
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Sun, 25 Oct 2020 14:07:58 +0000
Stray bullet allegedly kills trader in Enugu as security operatives disperse residents http://nairaplace.com//2300/stray-bullet-allegedly-kills-trader-in-enugu-as-security-operatives-disperse-residents.html


It was gathered that after news spread that COVID-19 palliatives were housed at Queen's Secondary school located inside WTC estate, residents stormed there in attempt to loot food items.



Security operatives stationed at the school reportedly fired shots to disperse the crowd. A stray bullet hit the young trader.



A shop owner in the area said that the deceased was not part of the mob that attempted to break into the school.



A graphic video posted by eyewitnesses shows the deceased gasping for breath before he passed away.



Sen. Chijinke Ugwuanyi confirmed that the WAEC hall of Queens College had once served as warehouse for COVID-19 palliatives.



"There is no palliatives at the moment inside Queens secondary school Enugu" he added]]>
Sun, 25 Oct 2020 14:05:38 +0000
350 generators and some items looted from Senator Folarin house http://nairaplace.com//2299/350-generators-and-some-items-looted-from-senator-folarin-house.html


The lawmaker revealed in a statement on Saturday, October 24, that over 1,100 empowerment items such as motorcycles, deep freezers, generators, and grinding machines, among others were looted.



The youths attacked his house at the Oluyole Estate extension in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.



Senator Folarin described the looters as "coordinated hoodlums", adding that the invasion was evil, barbaric and unfortunate.



He insisted that the invaders and looters were not the same youths protesting against police brutality and calling on the government to End SARS.



He described the incident as pure daylight robbery, adding that the attackers broke down doors to rooms in the house to steal valuable assets.



“The actions of the hoodlums are condemnable, and it is very disheartening that some bad elements in our society are hiding under the guise of #ENDSARS protests to loot and disrupt peaceful atmosphere in Nigeria,” he said.



“I thank God we did not record any fatality, despite the violent invasion of my Oluyole house, looting of materials and vandalisation therein.



"For the sake of clarification, I have just formally taken receipt of the empowerment materials from a federal agency coordinating constituency projects for federal lawmakers.



"Also, I used my personal money to procure additional materials. I took stock of the materials ahead of a mega empowerment programme scheduled to hold in November 2020.



“Looted materials included over 350 motorcycles, 400 deep freezers, 350 generators, grinding machines, sewing machines, hairdressing and barbing salon materials, vulcanising machines and many more]]>
Sun, 25 Oct 2020 14:03:01 +0000
Osun police arrest looters who attacked private and public businesses http://nairaplace.com//2298/osun-police-arrest-looters-who-attacked-private-and-public-businesses.html


The looters were arrested at different locations while running away with their loots on their heads.

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Sun, 25 Oct 2020 13:58:45 +0000
Gunmen attack Katsina community, kill man, kidnap his wife and child http://nairaplace.com//2297/gunmen-attack-katsina-community-kill-man-kidnap-his-wife-and-child.html


It was gathered that the suspected bandits stormed the community at about 1AM on Sunday October 25.

The bandits attacked the home of Ashiru Umar Manager, shot him on the leg after which they whisked away his wife and son. The deceased reportedly bled to death.



During the attack which lasted for hours, the bandits ransacked the community and carted away valuables including food stuff and animals.]]>
Sun, 25 Oct 2020 13:56:33 +0000
#EndSARS protest: The youths are the problem of the youths - Charles Anwurum http://nairaplace.com//2296/-endsars-protest-the-youths-are-the-problem-of-the-youths-charles-anwurum.html


The actor pointed out that one section of the youths are protesting for a better Nigeria while others are looting and attacking fellow Nigerians.]]>
Sun, 25 Oct 2020 13:54:11 +0000
Looters shout as they cart away COVID19 palliatives in Adamawa govt warehouse http://nairaplace.com//2295/looters-shout-as-they-cart-away-covid19-palliatives-in-adamawa-govt-warehouse-.html


In a video that has gone viral, some of the looters can be heard shouting ''come and collect free food'']]>
Sun, 25 Oct 2020 13:52:20 +0000
Police parade suspects who broke into govt Silos in Jos and looted fertilizers http://nairaplace.com//2294/police-parade-suspects-who-broke-into-govt-silos-in-jos-and-looted-fertilizers.html
The looters who were searching for COVID-19 palliatives, invaded the warehouse at PADP and carted away several bags of fertiliser, farm implements, chemicals, generators and other items.



The invasion occurred early Sunday morning, despite the reinstatement of a 24-hour curfew in the Jos on Saturday.



It was gathered that the items are those of the Fadama Project 4 which were provided by the state government in collaboration with international agencies.



According to the STF, the suspects including 13 women, will be prosecuted while search for others involved is still ongoing.



"The individuals are among those who destroyed government property and stole fertilizers, chemicals, generation among other items" STF said in a statement.

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Sun, 25 Oct 2020 13:50:15 +0000
Six police officers dismissed in Kwara for misconduct http://nairaplace.com//2293/six-police-officers-dismissed-in-kwara-for-misconduct.html


The police boss revealed this at a stakeholders meeting with leadership of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria (TOAN), hotel owners association, Okada riders association, students’ union leaders, and human rights activists in the state.



Egbetokun who insisted that many police officers had been served various forms of punishment, added that the cases of police extortion had reduced drastically.



The Kwara state Police Commissioner further revealed that they have not witnessed cases of police extra judicial killing, brutality and harassment.



He said;



“Please, talk with your men not to copy what’s happening elsewhere in the country, particularly, as it concerned current spate of insecurity in many parts of the country. You can see that it is no longer#Endsars protest again with the level of destruction and looting going on in some places in the country. It looks like a new agenda by the criminal elements. They loot armoury to get gun in order to commit atrocities after this time. We should discourage that and be careful with kind of information we access on social media. Fake reports that can cause disunity and chaos are being circulated. We have to be careful.]]>
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:30:31 +0000
Angry youths take over Onitsha Bridge http://nairaplace.com//2292/angry-youths-take-over-onitsha-bridge.html ]]> Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:28:55 +0000 Victor Osimhen makes his European football debut for Napoli http://nairaplace.com//2291/victor-osimhen-makes-his-european-football-debut-for-napoli.html Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:26:57 +0000 Hooligans are pushing for regime change- Northern governors http://nairaplace.com//2290/hooligans-are-pushing-for-regime-change-northern-governors.html


The governors made this claim in a statement released after an emergency meeting they had on Thursday, October 22. According to the governors, the protests against the activities of SARS has continued despite the “magnanimity exhibited” by the federal and state governments to disband the unit and take other steps.



They urged Nigerians to resist “enemies of the nation” by supporting the president.



The statement signed by the chairman of the forum and Governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong, reads in part



“Concerned by this development, the Northern States Governors Forum met and deliberated on the matter. Forum commiserates with those who lost their lives, the wounded and those whose properties were destroyed.

Forum strongly sues for unity and peaceful co-existence of all citizens and groups of people in Nigeria and urge all Nigerians to see themselves as equal citizens of the country as the unity of Nigeria cannot be compromised.

The forum regrets the diabolical influencers in form of hooliganism, ethno-religious bigots and even political marauders who are bent on pulling the nation down its knees and pushing for regime change. The forum called on all Nigerians to resist these enemies of the nation by supporting Mr. President, the federal government and democracy at large.

Forum appeal to all citizens to restraint themselves from unwarranted disposition of sentiments, harassment and intimidation of other citizens resident in their home states. Forum notes that all these are antics of the enemies of the country who are violently pushing for regime change outside the ballot box.

Forum also notes the heavy presence of external influencers both locally and internationally and called on all citizens particularly community leaders and youth groups to be very vigilant and report the presence of such people to security agencies. The forum called for comprehensive and robust reforms in the police force.”



The governors also advocated for the constitution of a judicial commission of inquiry to investigate all levels of destruction and killings during the #EndSARS protest.]]>
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:24:53 +0000
#EndSARS: President Buhari's address was disappointing and depressing- PDP http://nairaplace.com//2289/-endsars-president-buhari-s-address-was-disappointing-and-depressing-pdp.html


In a statement released by the spokesperson, Kola Ologbodiyan, the party said the President’s address, in the face of the turmoil witnessed, the unrests as well as the killing of young Nigerians, ''is, to say the least, depressing and failing in empathy test.'



The statement in part reads



Our party and, indeed, all lovers of peace in our country, were shocked that Mr. President glossed over the immediate trigger of violent protests - the widely condemned killing at the Lekki Toll Gate by security operatives, a situation which created a global concern and drew the attention of the world to the abuse of human rights going on in our country under his watch.

Painfully too, Mr. President, as the Commander-in-Chief, was silent on the demand by Nigerians for enquires into the involvement of the military in the gruesome killing.

Sadly, the long awaited address failed to inspire any hope. It failed to address the trepidations, the pervading hopelessness, the drifting towards anarchy and provided no concrete steps on how to arrest the situation and rein in bandits, hoodlums and vandals that were let loose to unleash violence on peaceful protesters and innocent Nigerians.

In short, from the letters of the address, there were no correlations between the fundamentals of the crisis situation that we have witnessed and the long-sought reaction of Mr President.

Furthermore, Nigerians had expected that Mr. President will provide the lead for the much- needed overhauling of our security architecture to meet the demands of professionalism and respect for rules of engagement.

Mr. President also failed to use the opportunity to further heal wounds and inspire hope by outlining a roadmap to open up the economy in a manner that will enable our teeming hard working youths to pursue their productive goals as well as address the issue of pervading hunger in the land.''
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Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:23:02 +0000
The Lekki toll gate gun attack has left me traumatized - Burna Boy http://nairaplace.com//2288/the-lekki-toll-gate-gun-attack-has-left-me-traumatized-burna-boy-.html

In his tweet, the singer disclosed that he's not slept since the Lekki toll gate gun attack because the incident has left him traumatized.


He wrote: "I HAVE NOT SLEPT since 20/10/2020. I close my eyes and all I see is Lekki toll gate. I’ve seen a lot of violence and death in my Life but this is the one that has Traumatized me.]]>
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:20:24 +0000
Police officer beheaded and burnt to ashes by hoodlums in Anambra (photos) http://nairaplace.com//2287/police-officer-beheaded-and-burnt-to-ashes-by-hoodlums-in-anambra-photos-.html


Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed this in a statement while giving update on the attacks by hoodlums on police formations and other government facilities in the state, said three other officers sustained various degrees of injuries.

"On the 22/10/2020 between 3:30am and 5:pm,the hoodlums in large number equally attacked Nnewi Area Command,3-3 Division,Ogbunike/ Isiuwulu, Ozubulu ,Nnobi,and Itchy Divisions as well as peoples club police post, burnt Police vehicles and set the facilities ablaze carting away exhibits kept at the Divisions," said Mohammed.



"One police officer was beheaded and burnt to ashes while three others sustained various degrees of injuries.The injured police officers were rushed to the hospital for medical attention and they are responding to treatment," he added.

The spokesman further disclosed hoodlums disguised as protesters on Wednesday, attacked Nnewi Police Station, set it ablaze and vandalised patrol vehicles and other exhibits.



"On the 21/10/2020 at about 11:30pm hoodlums in large number under the guise of "END SARS"protesters attacked Nnewi Police Station,set it ablaze and vandalized patrol vehicles and other exhibits but were prevented from assessing the armoury to cart away arm due to strong resistance placed by police men on duty." he stated.



He said police operatives in collaboration with members of the communities comprising of youths,vigilante and Community leaders at Okpoko, CPS Awka, Oraifite,Otolo,Amichi and Oba vehemently resisted attempt by the hoodlums to attack the police Stations.



However, five persons were attacked in Onitsha and taken to the hospital for medical attention where three have been confirmed dead by the medical doctor while two others are receiving treatment.

Other government property burnt or destroyed includes High Court Ogidi,Idemili North LG Secretariat while Zik Statue at DMGS roundabout was vandalized. Arrest was equally made.



While ackowledging the contribution of the state governor, Willie Obiano, youths, community leaders and local vigilante groups for the overall successes recorded by the command, the Commissioner of Police, John Abang urged the public to sustain this level of cooperation with the Police at all times especially during this trying period in order bring lasting peace in Anambra State.



"The public are equally enjoined to report any distress through the Command emergency number 07039194332 for prompt action please." the statement concludes.

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Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:17:40 +0000
FFK slams President Buhari over speech on #EndSARS protest http://nairaplace.com//2286/ffk-slams-president-buhari-over-speech-on-endsars-protest.html


FFK described the President as a ''dictator, a disgrace to humanity and a stench in the nostrils of God for allegedly issuing threats and serving warnings in his speech.''



He added that it is left for the Nigerian peope to either stand down, bow their heads in shame, tuck their tail between their legs and run away or either stand up, hold their heads up high, knuckle down, dig deep and insist on their rights.



The PDP Chieftain tweeted;



Buhari's speech was an insult to our people, a disgrace to humanity & a stench in the nostrils of God. He is not warm, he is cold. He is not kind, he is cruel. He is not empathetic, he is sociopathic. He is not a President,he is a dictator. He is not a man, he is a monster.

He has issued his threat &served his warning. It is left to the Nig. people to either stand down, bow their heads in shame, tuck their tail between their legs & run away or stand up, hold their heads up high, knuckle down, dig deep, insist on their rights & refuse to budge

The next few days will reveal which choice they have made.
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Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:14:14 +0000
I can only control my personal security guards - Tinubu speaks on Lekki shooting http://nairaplace.com//2285/i-can-only-control-my-personal-security-guards-tinubu-speaks-on-lekki-shooting.html


The Lagos politician who was interviewed via telephone by a Channels TV reporter Olu Philips, expressed shock over the shooting and also revealed that he is ready to complain to the highest authorities.



Tinubu denied ordering the shooting and also stated that he can only control his security guard. He again reiterated that he will never be part of any group that uses live ammunition against protesters.



Insisting that he has always been an activist, the APC Chieftain expressed sympathy for the victims of the incident and advised the federal government to “fish out whoever gave the order (for the shooting) and put them on trial”. He also recalled how he was falsely accused of being behind #EndSARS protests.



Tinubu who noted that he doesn't believe that Buhari ordered the shooting, appealed for calm over the incident. He also denied having a stake in the Lekki toll gate or suffering a loss due to the continous blockage of the area by #EndSARS protesters.



He said;



“It is early hours of the morning, there’s no way I can talk to the authorities or wake them up now. I have tried to reach the NSA, I have tried to reach the head of the army.

“You don’t call the president at this hour, but I strongly condemn the act. There are other means of settling or dispersing protest. Why would they use live bullets? There are rubber bullets.

“I am not even sure yet they are Nigerian army, I am not sure how well the uniforms of the army are controlled. But that is not as critical as the bloodshed that has occurred.

“We have lost our sleep, we have lost our peace of mind, (and) we just have to deal with it."]]>
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:42:26 +0000
Frank Edoho calls Yemi Osinbajo a 'disappointment' http://nairaplace.com//2284/frank-edoho-calls-yemi-osinbajo-a-disappointment-.html


Yemi Osinbajo wrote: "My heart goes out to all the victims of the Lekki shootings, and also the policemen and all other men and women who lost their lives in the past few days in different parts of Lagos & other states."



Reacting to the statement, Frank Edoho quoted the VP's tweet and wrote: "With your impeccable speaking talent you have managed to be quiet throughout the tragedies of #endsars only to mutter the words, My heart goes out. Your heart goes out. Your heart na lantern?



"You are one of the true disappointments we have seen this year."]]>
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:58:11 +0000
Another jungle justice in Calabar as mob sets ablaze suspected robber (photos) http://nairaplace.com//2283/another-jungle-justice-in-calabar-as-mob-sets-ablaze-suspected-robber-photos-.html


The latest incident happened at Ikot Ansa bus stop by Four Squared Gospel Church, Murtala Mohammed highway Calabar.

According to online reports, the suspect was caught in the early hours of Thursday morning by angry mob while trying to carry out illegal operation.


"There have been lot of breaking into shops, houses, and stealing has been bedeviling the area for a while now.” a witness said.

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Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:55:46 +0000
Two suspected robbers allegedly set ablaze by angry mob in Calabar http://nairaplace.com//2282/two-suspected-robbers-allegedly-set-ablaze-by-angry-mob-in-calabar.html


The incident happened at Parliamentary by Ikot Efa junction, on Tuesday, October, 20 at about 2pm.



According to an eyewitness, the suspected robbers who operated with a motorcycle were chased, caught and set ablaze by angry mob after they went to rob around Parliamentary Extension axis.



Facebook user, Diana Mary Nsam who spotted the burnt bodies while driving, called on relevant authorities to evacuate them, while condenming jungle justice.]]>
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:19:23 +0000
I lost my brother to Nigeria’s bad healthcare system — Rema http://nairaplace.com//2281/i-lost-my-brother-to-nigeria-s-bad-healthcare-system-rema.html


In a tweet he shared, Rema revealed that his brother was cut wrongly while being operated on with a candle light.



The singer who disclosed that his brother bled to death thereafter, added that politicians keep diverting the money meant for good healthcare system and borrowing while using the country's pain as a format.



Rema tweeted;



I lost my Brother to Nigeria’s bad healthcare system, they did a surgery on him with a candle light they cut him wrongly and he bled to death. The money to provide good healthcare system is in an old man’s foreign account and they keep borrowing using our pain as their format.

We’ve lost a lot of people to the decisions of a few people.

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Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:16:25 +0000
Mob set ablaze Nation Newspaper head office in Lagos http://nairaplace.com//2280/mob-set-ablaze-nation-newspaper-head-office-in-lagos.html Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:13:34 +0000 UK announces closure of visa application centres in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2279/uk-announces-closure-of-visa-application-centres-in-nigeria.html


In a statement released on Wednesday October 21, it was gathered that the centres will be closed for a minimum of 48 hours. Applicants with booked appointments have been asked to reschedule their appointment till next week.



The statement read;



‘Important: Closure of our Visa application centre’ on its website said the centres will be closed for 48 hours “at a minimum”.

“Due to the ongoing protest in Nigeria and for the safety of both staff and applicants, our Nigeria centres will be closed for 48 hours at a minimum.

“For applicants with booked appointments within this period, please you will need to reschedule your appointment for next week, from 26th October 2020.

“We will continue to post regular updates on this page, so please keep checking back for the latest information on reopening. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding."]]>
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:09:41 +0000
Speak to the nation- Atiku Abubakar appeals to President Buhari http://nairaplace.com//2278/speak-to-the-nation-atiku-abubakar-appeals-to-president-buhari.html


EndSARS protesters who gathered at the tollgate for a protest were shot at by security agents.



In a video shared on his IG page, Atiku said

''I urge President Buhari to speak to the nation even as he speedily implements the demands laid out by our young compatriots'']]>
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:07:00 +0000
You're a total idiot - 2Face slams Blackface for saying he never spoke up http://nairaplace.com//2277/you-re-a-total-idiot-2face-slams-blackface-for-saying-he-never-spoke-up.html


This came after 2Face called for a total shutdown of activities in Nigeria iin support of the widespread #EndSARS protest.

However reacting to this, Blackface took a swipe at 2Face who according to him never spoke up during the People's Democratic Party (PDP) administration even though things were allegedly worse then.



Firing back at him, 2Face described his former bandmate as an "idiot"]]>
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:01:13 +0000
My heart goes out to all the victims of the Lekki shootings- VP Yemi Osinbajo http://nairaplace.com//2276/my-heart-goes-out-to-all-the-victims-of-the-lekki-shootings-vp-yemi-osinbajo.html


In a post shared on his social media handles, the Vice President said his heart goes out to all the victims of the incident as well as the policemen and others who have lost their lives in the past few days in Lagos and other parts of the nation.



His post reads

''My heart goes out to all the victims of the Lekki shootings, and also the policemen and all other men and women who lost their lives in the past few days in different parts of Lagos & other states.

I spoke to some of those in hospital. The pain of these terrible events is palpable in our towns and cities, and some losses are irreplaceable, but we can and will get justice for all of them. I stand with Lagos & all other affected states in these trying times.

We pray we will never see a repeat of these tragedies in Jesus name. God bless you all.

~Yemi Osinbajo'']]>
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:53:15 +0000
Former militant leader, Tompolo makes first public appearance in 4 years http://nairaplace.com//2275/former-militant-leader-tompolo-makes-first-public-appearance-in-4-years.html


The former Militant leader had gone into hiding in 2015 after the Federal Government deployed troops to arrest him shortly after Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as Nigeria's President in 2015.



Recall also that Tompolo was declared wanted in 2016 following two bench warrants issued against him by a Federal High Court in Lagos, where he was charged with N45.9bn fraud.



Speaking in a court after the declaration was made, the anti-graft agency told a federal judge that the whereabouts of the former militant leader was unknown. The EFCC further disclosed that all the security agencies can't find him.



Minister of state for Labour, Festus Keyamo who was a counsel to the EFCC at that time said;



“We wish to inform the court that the warrant of arrest that this court issued in respect of the first defendant (Mr. Ekpemupolo) has not been ‎executed despite the best efforts of all the security agents in this country.

“Every security agent in this country is involved in the search for the first defendant. What is unfolding is something that has never been seen before in this country for a very long time.”



However on July 15, 2019 a federal court dismissed the charges against Global West Vessel Specialist Ltd, a company linked to the former Niger Delta militant leader.



Making his first public appearance 4 years after he was declared wanted, Tompolo was seen vibing to an Ijaw song with his kinsmen who wore traditional outfits. According to eyewitnesses, he made a sudden appearance at the Egbesu shrine in his Oporoza country home in Gbaramatu, Delta State. Video from the scene was streamed live on Facebook.



An Egbesu disciple, Bodmas Kemepadei told The Nation that the appearance of Tompolo, who is the Egbesu priest would help to facilitate resolutions of knotty issues in the Niger Delta.]]>
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:50:41 +0000
'Enough is truly enough'- Janet Jackson lends her voice to #EndSARS campaign http://nairaplace.com//2274/-enough-is-truly-enough-janet-jackson-lends-her-voice-to-endsars-campaign.html


In a statement, she released to her Twitter account, the American singer praised brave Nigerian youths for their courageous fight for a better Nigeria and said those behind the killings and brutality of EndSARS protesters have brought shame to the nation. ]]>
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:48:44 +0000
Governor Umahi imposes 24-hour curfew in Ebonyi state http://nairaplace.com//2273/governor-umahi-imposes-24-hour-curfew-in-ebonyi-state.html


The Governor who condemned the attacks on police stations and the destruction of government infrastructures, stated that the peaceful protest by the youths have been infiltrated by hoodlums and cultists.



Umahi noted that security operatives in the state have sustained injuries from the attacks, and also called on the security agencies to block all the borders of the state in order to protect lives and properties.

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Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:44:55 +0000
Protesters struggling to remove bullet from victim's body as Lekki End SARS protesters http://nairaplace.com//2272/protesters-struggling-to-remove-bullet-from-victim-s-body-as-lekki-end-sars-protesters.html
The End SARS protesters stood their grounds at the Lekki toll gate on Tuesday October 20, in spite of the sudden curfew imposed on residents.

As darkness fell, the security cameras at the toll gate were removed by some men. Soon after, the source of light at the toll gate was put off then gun shots rang out, hitting protesters.

A few people are reported to have died while a number of people are injured.]]>
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:57:16 +0000
United state govt shuts down its embassy In Lagos http://nairaplace.com//2271/united-state-govt-shuts-down-its-embassy-in-lagos.html


The consulate announced this in a statement released today Tuesday, October 20. Read below.



“Multiple demonstrations are ongoing across Nigeria – to include areas within the consular districts of Abuja and Lagos. Although most demonstrations are peaceful, some have become violent and have shut down major thoroughfares and bridges.

Some police stations have been targeted. Lagos State closed all schools indefinitely as of October 19 due to protests and implemented a 24-hour curfew starting at 4:00pm on October 20.

Consulate-General Lagos is closed for the rest of today and tomorrow.

We continue to urge all U.S. citizens to avoid areas around protests and demonstrations and to check local media for updates and traffic advisories. Continue to be vigilant and avoid areas affected by the protests.”
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Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:53:16 +0000
Buhari and Nigerian army should stop killing young Nigerian #EndSARS protesters http://nairaplace.com//2270/buhari-and-nigerian-army-should-stop-killing-young-nigerian-endsars-protesters.html


The wife of former US President, Bill Clinton, in a tweet she shared shortly after unarmed #EndSARS protesters were killed at Lekki Toll Gate by soldiers, called on President Buhari and the Nigerian army to stop killing young Nigerians.



She shared the tweet with the hashtag #StopNigeriaGovernment. Hillary tweeted;



I’m calling on @mbuhari and the @hqnigerianarmy to stop killing young #EndSARS protesters. #StopNigeriaGovernment
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Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:51:02 +0000
UN Secretary General and his deputy, Amina Mohammed, react to #EndSARS http://nairaplace.com//2269/un-secretary-general-and-his-deputy-amina-mohammed-react-to-endsars-.html


In a message posted on her Instagram page, Mohammed said she and her boss are observing the situation in Nigeria. They called for the respect of the rights of protesters and freedom of Assembly.

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Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:48:32 +0000
Rihanna, Naomi Campbell, Nicki Minaj condemn murder of End SARS protesters http://nairaplace.com//2268/rihanna-naomi-campbell-nicki-minaj-condemn-murder-of-end-sars-protesters.html


As the End SARS protesters sat, singing the national anthem and waving the flag, the light at the Lekki toll gate was put off not long after the security cameras at the same toll gate were removed. Then, protesters were shot at. Some were killed and even more were injured.



A number of people outside Nigeria have condemned the killing, including former US presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton.



Naomi Campbell, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and footballer Mikel Obi's wife, Olga Allegra have also joined in condemning the killings. They shared a photo of the Nigerian flag stained with the blood of victims of the Lekki toll gate massacre alongside their posts.]]>
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:45:44 +0000
I'm working to ensure that all Nigerian officials are sanctioned - Burna Boy http://nairaplace.com//2267/i-m-working-to-ensure-that-all-nigerian-officials-are-sanctioned-burna-boy.html


The singer who is in London presently, called on citizens of other countries to also work towards implementing sanctions against the Nigerian government. Burna wrote on Twitter;

Tinubu. Asiwaju Bola Tinubu did this

Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials - Petitions! We Need 100k signatures from UK Citizens for this to be tabled by parliament. Please Help is make our Killers pay.

May the heavens open and celebrate all Martyrs and Fallen Heroes who Died today and all who have died for this Movement from the beginning . You are our Heroes and we will not let your death be in vain

I am in London and Im doing my best to make sure sanctions are imposed against Nigerian Government Officials. I need all citizens of all European countries ,America , Asia EVERYWHERE to please Do the Same. THEY MUST ALL PAY!!
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Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:41:59 +0000
'I am heartbroken to see the senseless brutality taking place in Nigeria'- Beyonce http://nairaplace.com//2266/-i-am-heartbroken-to-see-the-senseless-brutality-taking-place-in-nigeria-beyonce.html


In a post shared on her Instagram page, the award-winning singer said she is heartbroken to see the senseless brutality taking place in Nigeria. She said there has to be an end to SARS.



The singer said she has been working with youth organizations to support those protesting for change.]]>
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:39:25 +0000
Tiger King star, Carole Baskin comes out as bisexual http://nairaplace.com//2265/tiger-king-star-carole-baskin-comes-out-as-bisexual.html


The Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness star and Big Cat Rescue founder, 59, made the announcement during her interview with Pink News on Monday October 19, saying: "I have always considered myself to be bisexual. Even though I’ve never had a wife, I could just as easily have a wife as a husband."



In the interview, Baskin who has been married three times to men disclosed that she started exploring her sexuality during the AIDS crisis in the 80s when she was spending lots of time with the LGBT+ community.



"I was always very male-oriented in the things I did … I never had any mothering instincts or anything, you know, I never played with dolls. And so I always thought that there was something off there, that I couldn’t quite put my finger on," she recalled of her childhood.



She also stated that it was at that time she realized that her feelings for women and men were equal.



"But it was during the ’80s that I discovered that through dealing with the LGBT+ community that I [realized] I had just as equal feelings for women as I did for men," Baskin continued.



She added, "As far as the way I feel about us, I think we are all one and I just don’t see us as being different genders or different colors or anything."



The big-cat enthusiast was married to Howard Baskin for 16 years. She was previously married to Don Lewis, who vanished on Aug. 18, 1997, and was later declared dead. Prior to Lewis, she later married Michael Murdock from 1979 until 1990. ]]>
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 12:41:23 +0000
Nollywood actress Treasure Daniels gets engaged http://nairaplace.com//2264/nollywood-actress-treasure-daniels-gets-engaged.html


She took to Instagram on Tuesday morning, October 20 to announce the big news along with photos from her engagement and a beautiful note to her husband-to-be;



"Amongst the chaos and tears in the world today; you gave me my happiest day. Thank you My hero, my husband man, my Bishop my eternity I love you forever Micheal Richardson. Let this party begin!!!" she wrote



Her twin sister and fellow actress Tracy Daniels congratulated her.



"The Lord's Right Hand has done Mighty things for us! Congulations sis" she wrote

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 08:57:53 +0000
Student seen going to school with a stove to be used as a chair in class http://nairaplace.com//2263/student-seen-going-to-school-with-a-stove-to-be-used-as-a-chair-in-class.html


In the photo, the student is seen walking to school, her school bag in one hand and the furnace tank of a kerosene stove in her other hand.



Twitter user Onyeoma Bold shared the photo to Twitter and wrote: "While running this morning I saw this child going to school with this as sitting stool, this is 2020 and this can't be happening!!"

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 07:43:22 +0000
13-year-old boy dies after falling off moving truck during #EndSARS protest in Delta http://nairaplace.com//2262/13-year-old-boy-dies-after-falling-off-moving-truck-during-endsars-protest-in-delta.html

The corpse of the teenager was wrapped in the Nigeria green-white-green flag and put on the back of the open truck for display at the Amukpe area of Sapele.


The tragedy was said to have caused a massive traffic gridlock to and from Benin and Warri.

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 07:29:12 +0000
Lagos state government shuts down schools over #ENDSARS protests http://nairaplace.com//2261/lagos-state-government-shuts-down-schools-over-endsars-protests.html


The order was contained in a statement released on Monday October 19 by the state’s Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi. The statement quoted the state Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, as saying that the schools were shut down over “tension generated by the anti-SARS protests.”



The statement reads in part



“The Lagos State Government has directed all pupils/students in public and private schools to stay at home following the tension generated by the anti-SARS protests.

A new date of resumption for all classes will be announced as soon as possible.

The safety of the pupils/students, parents and all staff working in schools is paramount at this critical period”.



Adefisayo advised parents to “keep an eye on their wards and not allow them to be used as willing tools in the hands of those who might want to hijack the protests to unleash mayhem on the society”.

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 07:19:17 +0000
Cars set ablaze by suspected thugs after clashing with Abuja #EndSARS protesters http://nairaplace.com//2260/cars-set-ablaze-by-suspected-thugs-after-clashing-with-abuja-endsars-protesters.html


According to a Nigerian man who recorded the video posted online, the cars destroyed belong to car dealers who have showrooms in Apo. The thugs reportedly stormed the area riding on motorcycles and armed with machetes and other weapons. They attacked the protesters and reportedly went on to set fire to the cars owned by the car dealers.]]>
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 07:17:46 +0000
SARS supporter caught on tape admitting he was hired to disrupt #EndSARS protests http://nairaplace.com//2259/sars-supporter-caught-on-tape-admitting-he-was-hired-to-disrupt-endsars-protests.html

In the video which was secretly recorded, the man is seen showing a group of men what appeared to be bruises on his hand, before claiming he was attacked.


When asked why he was against the #EndSARS protests despite being a victim of SARS brutality, the Pro-SARS supporter said he is only after the money they were offering. Though, he claimed he is yet to be paid.


As the group disguising themselves continue to interrogate him, the man was asked who contracted him and other Pro-SARS supporters to allegedly disrupt the peaceful #EndSARS protests. He alleged they were hired by government officials. ]]>
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 07:16:05 +0000
118 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria http://nairaplace.com//2258/118-new-cases-of-coronavirus-recorded-in-nigeria.html


A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-51, Riversp0-26, Imo-12, Osun-8, Plateau-6, FCT-5, Kaduna-4, Ogun-3, Edo-2, Niger-1.



There are now 61,558 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,125 deaths have been recorded. 56,697 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 07:11:19 +0000
Soldier open fire on #EndSARS protesters in Auchi http://nairaplace.com//2257/soldier-open-fire-on-endsars-protesters-in-auchi.html


Though the incident that led to the shooting is still unclear at the moment, there are however claims of hoodlums who hijacked the protest attacking a soldier. It was also alleged that the assaulted soldier mobilized his colleagues to the scene of the incident and this allegedly led to the shooting.

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 07:10:05 +0000
Austin Eguavoen to be appointed manager of top African club Malien de Bamako http://nairaplace.com//2256/austin-eguavoen-to-be-appointed-manager-of-top-african-club-malien-de-bamako.html


The former Nigeria international defender is expected to arrive in Bamako, Mali today Tuesday, October 20, to formally take charge of Malien de Bamako, which entered prominence after winning the 2009 CAF Confederation Cup.

‘Former Nigeria coach, Augustine Eguavoen (55) is expected to arrive in Mali on Tuesday to take over the head coach role of the giants Stade Malien de Bamako,’ African Sports journalist based in Kumasi, Ghana Nuhu Adams revealed on Monday, October 19.



Eguavoen led the Super Eagles to a bronze medal at the 2006 African Cup of Nations in Egypt and has also coached Bendel Insurance, Sharks FC, Nigeria U17 and U23.]]>
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 07:08:14 +0000
You have made your point, allow government to implement your demands - Tinubu http://nairaplace.com//2255/you-have-made-your-point-allow-government-to-implement-your-demands-tinubu-.html


Tinubu is his statement averred that the Buhari administration has acted with commendable dispatch by not only scrapping SARS, but also accepting the five-point demand that triggered the protests.



He further stated that the intent of the organizers of the protests is to achieve stated objectives on police reform, and certainly not to cause generalized anarchy or effect regime change.



The statement read;



For the past twelve days, our country has witnessed massive protests by youths in different cities, which were ignited by widespread disenchantment with the gross human rights abuses including torture, extortion, harassment intimidation and even extra-judicial killings of Nigerians by members of the disbanded Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS).

“to build a nation where peace and justice shall reign”. Justice as one of our greatest writers has memorably noted is “the first condition of humanity”. The demands for fundamental police reforms by the protesting youths are in pursuit of our aspiration in our national anthem.

A society where those who are paid from the public purse to protect the lives and property of the people become themselves threats to the liberty, safety and dignity of the people; where human life is difficult to distinguish from Thomas Hobbes ‘State of Nature, solitary, poor, nasty and brutish’ is not one fit for free and decent people to live in. Such impunity and lawlessness are incompatible with the values and tenets of a democratic society governed by the supremacy of the rule of law.

Society confronts challenges such as injustice, impunity, corruption, dictatorship and are forced to respond in resistance and struggle for emancipation.

The result is the triumph of justice over injustice, liberty over tyranny and right over wrong thus enabling the society to be elevated to a higher level of good, accountable, responsible and responsive governance.

It was through this process that colonialism, apartheid, and all forms of dictatorship, misrule and tyranny have been overcome across time and space. Our current democratic dispensation was borne of struggle in response to the challenge of military dictatorship.

The impunity of SARS was thus a challenge that the youth have responded positively and courageously to and has triggered the commencement of the fundamental reform of the country’s policing system.

The protesters must admit that the President Buhari administration has acted with commendable dispatch by not only scrapping SARS but also accepting the five-point demand that triggered the protests. This shows a laudable sensitivity to the grievances of the youths.

It is only fair that government must be given the chance to implement the reforms demanded by the protesters. This can certainly not be done instantaneously by the waving of a magic wand.

If government had not implemented promised reforms in the past, the swiftness with which it has responded to the demands of the protesters this time around shows that that there is a positive change by government both of attitude and of a new sense of urgency.

The protesters have made considerable gains within a very short period. But they should also be careful not to fritter away such gains due to lack of moderation and strategic thinking. For instance, it is unfortunate that hoodlums, thugs and assorted criminals have seized on the protests to perpetrate violence, disrupt civil life and harass, intimidate and assault innocent persons going about their lawful business.

The intent of the organizers of the protests is to achieve stated objectives on police reform, which the government has in principle accepted. It can certainly not be their motive to cause generalized anarchy or effect regime change.

If they give the impression that that is their goal, then any government will necessarily have to act with the requisite decisiveness and force to restore law and order and preserve constitutional rule.

The vigour and vibrancy of the protests are an indication of the growing strength of the democratic culture in Nigeria. It is a demonstration of the beauty of democracy and its promotion and protection of people’s power.

However, the protesters must be careful not to set the stage for the erosion or destruction of the same democratic process that gives them the freedom and right to protest in the first place.

Their democratic right to protest must not be exercised in such a way that impedes the democratic right of other citizens to freedom of movement, expression and the liberty to pursue their livelihoods.

The fight for police reforms is surely to promote and protect the wellbeing of millions of Nigerians. It is a contradiction for the protesters to act in ways that will further worsen the economic well being of the very people they are fighting for.

The protests have forcefully demonstrated the reality and potency of people’s power and the new energy must be tapped and channeled to strengthen, not weaken the country’s democracy. Surely, the country cannot remain the same after this.

It is a good sign that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in Lagos and a number of other state governments have speedily set up judicial panels of inquiry into acts of police brutality over the years. I urge the state governments which are yet to do so to emulate this example.

Let me commend all our religious leaders, Christians and Muslims for their patriotism and high sense of responsibility at this sensitive time. I appeal to them to call on their teeming followers to call of the protests for now and give peace a chance.

Finally, I also strongly appeal to the protesters - YOU HAVE MADE YOUR POINT. GOVERNMENT HAS MADE ITS COMMITMENT TO YOU. PLEASE, PLEASE AND PLEASE, CALL OFF THE PROTESTS. GIVE GOVERNMENT A CHANCE TO IMPLEMENT YOUR DEMANDS. GOD BLESS YOU.]]>
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 07:06:43 +0000
"I 'm dying" - Lagos State Poly student told her father shortly before she went missing http://nairaplace.com//2254/-i-m-dying-lagos-state-po