Nairaplace Forum Nairaplace Forum Nigerian Forum en-En Six police officers dismissed in Kwara for misconduct

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 ]]> Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:28:55 +0000 Victor Osimhen makes his European football debut for Napoli Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:26:57 +0000 Hooligans are pushing for regime change- Northern governors

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

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.''
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:23:02 +0000
The Lekki toll gate gun attack has left me traumatized - Burna Boy

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)

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.

Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:17:40 +0000
FFK slams President Buhari over speech on #EndSARS protest

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.
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:14:14 +0000
I can only control my personal security guards - Tinubu speaks on Lekki shooting

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'

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)

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.

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:55:46 +0000
Two suspected robbers allegedly set ablaze by angry mob in Calabar

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

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.

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:16:25 +0000
Mob set ablaze Nation Newspaper head office in Lagos Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:13:34 +0000 UK announces closure of visa application centres in Nigeria

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:44:55 +0000
Protesters struggling to remove bullet from victim's body as Lekki End SARS protesters
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

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.”
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:53:16 +0000
Buhari and Nigerian army should stop killing young Nigerian #EndSARS protesters

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
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:51:02 +0000
UN Secretary General and his deputy, Amina Mohammed, react to #EndSARS

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.

Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:48:32 +0000
Rihanna, Naomi Campbell, Nicki Minaj condemn murder of End SARS protesters

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

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!!
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:41:59 +0000
'I am heartbroken to see the senseless brutality taking place in Nigeria'- Beyonce

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

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

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

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 08:57:53 +0000
Student seen going to school with a stove to be used as a chair in class

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!!"

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 07:43:22 +0000
13-year-old boy dies after falling off moving truck during #EndSARS protest in Delta

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.

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 07:29:12 +0000
Lagos state government shuts down schools over #ENDSARS protests

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”.

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 07:19:17 +0000
Cars set ablaze by suspected thugs after clashing with Abuja #EndSARS protesters

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

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

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

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.

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 07:10:05 +0000
Austin Eguavoen to be appointed manager of top African club Malien de Bamako

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

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.

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 07:06:43 +0000
"I 'm dying" - Lagos State Poly student told her father shortly before she went missing

It was gathered that the 19-year-old nursing student left her parents’ house at Olorulogbo, Anthony village, Lagos, on October 10, 2020, to sit for an exam. She reportedly decided to spend the night at a cousin's house in Igando after the exam ended late

Shalewa left the cousin's house on October 11, to board a bus at Checkpoint bus stop, LASU Road, en route to Iyana Ipaja. Her whereabouts had been unknown since then.

Speaking to her sister, Feyikemi said that the last time they heard from her was around 7.09pm on October 11, when she called their father asking for help.

"She told him that she was dying and that she needed help . We reported the case at the Anthony and Ikeja police stations . The officers at both stations did not take the case seriously and they are slow with the investigation." Fayikemi said.

Meanwhile, spokesperson of the State Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the report, advised the family of the missing student to meet the Personal Assistant to the Commissioner of Police and also advised them to go to the State Intelligence Bureau.]]>
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 14:51:02 +0000
Soldiers take over scene of planned #EndSARS protest in Abuja

Some soldiers were spotted at popular Aya roundabout early Monday morning with a roadblock and barricade. There were also police officers stationed in front of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) headquarters with Armoured Personnel Carrier and water cannons.

This is coming after Nigerian army's spokesperson, Sagir Musa denied claims of the recently launched ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ being targeted at #EndSARS protesters. ]]>
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 14:48:42 +0000
Hoodlums set police station ablaze in Edo Mon, 19 Oct 2020 14:46:00 +0000 Join #EndSARS for a better Nigeria if you are not happy about your welfare - Tuface

'Police!! Military!!! and all security agencies!! If una no happy about una welfare make una join this movement for a better naija. Una no be slave,' he wrote in a tweet. ]]>
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 14:43:24 +0000
Protest erupts in Kano over the death of 17-year-old boy in police custody

According to Amnesty International, it was alleged that Saifullah was tortured to death by the police. It was further learnt that protesters have barricaded the main Kofar Mata road and set tyres on fire, chanting songs calling for an end to police brutality.

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 14:38:56 +0000
Police declare notorious cultist wanted over murder in Ogun State

Spokesperson of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday, October 18, said the suspect, who terrorises Igbesa and its environs in Ado-Odo Ota, stabbed the deceased also known as Tansho Lawal, with a bottle during an altercation.

"Lawal Salaudeen was invited to fix a vehicle which had a mechanical fault. While he was rectifying the fault, a notorious cultist popularly known as Bobo, accused the mechanic of obstructing the road with the vehicle he was working on. This led to an argument between them, consequent upon which the said Bobo broke a bottle and stabbed Salaudeen Lawal on his hand which cut one of the veins," said Oyeyemi.

Oyeyemi said following a distress call made to the police at Igbesa divisional headquarters, the DPO, SP Abayomi Adeniji, led his men to the scene and took the victim to the hospital.

"He was rescued to the hospital by the police who responded to distress call from the scene, but Unfortunately died while receiving treatment." the PPRO said.

The suspect fled but one of his accomplices has been arrested and he is helping the police in their investigation.

The command has launched a massive manhunt for the fleeing suspect, while the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department has been directed to take over the case for discreet investigation.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson has debunked news story being circulated on social media that there is crisis at igbesa in Ado odo-Ota local government area of the state in which five students of Institute of Technology igbesa were reportedly killed and their hostels invaded by the indigenes of the town.

"The command hereby appeals to the general public to disregard the misleading and mischievous information circulating on social media by those who are hell bent on causing confusion in the state as no student was killed and no hostel or house was burnt in Igbesa or any part of the state. The fleeing suspect is neither a student nor an indigene of the town" he stated.]]>
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 14:36:55 +0000
Married dad wears skirts and stiletto heels to challenge gender stereotypes

The German-based man describes himself as a “normal, happily married straight guy” that loves “Porsches and beautiful women”.

Mark Bryan is often spotted in skirts and high heels, which he enjoys colour coordinating with his shirts.

He told Bored Panda: "I dress like this because I can. Just to be different. I have always admired the women that wore tight skirts and heels.

“Not sexually, but the power they presented. I don't dress to be sexual, but to dress like any professional woman would.”

Mark continued: "To me, clothes have no gender. I prefer skirts to dresses.

“Dresses don't allow me to mix the genders. I prefer a 'masculine' look above the waist and a non-gendered look below the waist. It's all about clothes having no gender."

The dad hopes his dress sense will help to change perceptions people have of clothing.

He added: "I am old enough to remember that in school, the girls could not wear pants.

“Pants have now become a non-gendered article of clothing. So why can't skirts and heels be non-gendered?"

Mark has garnered 56,100 likes on Instagram thanks to his sense of style and fans can’t get enough of the eye-popping outfits.]]>
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 14:29:45 +0000
Actor Yul Edochie calls for President Buhari's resignation

According to Yul, President Buhari was very vocal during the Goodluck Jonathan administration and called for the resignation of the former President on the basis of poor performance.

He opined that President Buhari has performed worse than Jonathan, therefore he should resign from office.

''President Buhari was very vocal during the previous Govt. He called for Goodluck's resignation on the basis of poor performance. Today Buhari's performance is worse than that of Jonathan. We put our hopes in him & he failed us. I call for Buhari's resignation. #ENDBADGOVERNANCE'' he tweeted
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 14:26:41 +0000
Man ambushed and brutally attacked by four persons in Rivers State

The victim was inflicted with machete cuts that almost resulted to the amputation of his hand. He is currently undergoing medical treatment at an indisclosed hospital in Bori.

One of his suspected attackers identified as Barisua Baaluube has been apprehended by the Local Government security outfit, KHASPAC.

According to a member of KHASPAC, Comr Nwibakpo Golden, the suspect was apprehended few hours after the incident was reported to them.

"The suspect who confessed to the crime, was apprehended few hours after the incidence was reported in our office and handed over to the Bori Police Station for further investigation and prosecution. Recall that this crime would have triggered another communal crises between Kapnor and Luawii communities if not our prompt intervention." he said.]]>
Sun, 18 Oct 2020 14:48:44 +0000
25-year-old #EndSARS protester diagnosed with partial stroke after slumping

Reality show star Leo Dasilva who shared the story, said the protester was just 25-years-old. He tweeted;

One of us at the Surulere protest just slumped and has been rushed to LUTH. He has protested everyday and we have gotten word that he has a partial stroke.

He’s just 25 years old.

Sun, 18 Oct 2020 14:44:01 +0000
Catholic bishop warns FG against deploying soldiers to #EndSARS protest grounds

The Catholic Bishop stated that deployment of security operatives to the protest grounds can only lead to injuries and possible deaths and an escalation. Martins also advised the youths to continue being peaceful during the protests as the world is watching.

His statement read;

“Such a measure, if adopted, can only lead to injuries and possible deaths, and an escalation of the protests. It has the tendency of turning the largely peaceful protests into a violent one.

“We therefore urge the federal government to toe the line of engagement in dialogue, listening to the demands of the youth and other well-meaning Nigerians.

“We commend the government for acceding to the demands of the youth. Now, the whole country looks forward to practical steps that would be taken to implement them.

“We believe that a sincere and transparent response to the demands of the young people would go a long way in resolving the present impasse.”
Sun, 18 Oct 2020 14:40:32 +0000
Me & #EndSARS protesters have been threatened by Enugu state government - Phyno

In a tweet he shared, he stated that the Enugu state government should be held responsible should anything happen to them. Phyno accused Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of storming the protest with thugs who tried to fight them.

He tweeted;

Enugu! Today our lives were threatened and we are making it clear that if ANYTHING happens to any single one of us or any protestors, let it be known that it was done by the ENUGU STATE GOVERNMENT!

Today, our peaceful protest in Enugu from Ogbete Market to the Enugu State Government House was going well until we reached the government house. Along the way we noticed a group of thugs joined the protests

The governor came out but refused to speak up and address the protestors, instead he addressed the thugs. The thugs tried to fight us but we maintained peace because we recognized their plan.

We made sure the youth remained calm yet the governor refused to answer our questions! Instead he walked out on us, unapologetically, with the thugs following him. We made it clear that we knew the people he was pretending to address were paid thugs.

As we have been saying: The movement won’t stop! We come in peace as always
Sun, 18 Oct 2020 14:38:19 +0000
#EndSARS Protest: Attack on Governor Oyetola was ‘an assasination attempt’

The state government who described the attack as an "assasination attempt", was however silent on the death of two protesters during the attack.

Osun state's Commissioner for Information, Funke Egbemode said in a statement released on behalf of the state government;

“This was certainly beyond the #EndSARS protest. The people who launched the attack were not protesters at all.

“Protests have been going on in the State for some days now, and there had been no attack on any government official since the beginning of the protest. However, today’s attack changed the narrative.

“It was not a spontaneous attempt. The attackers had it all planned. They had guns and other weapons. In fact, it was a woman who smashed the windscreen of the vehicle of the Secretary to the State Government, Wole Oyebamiji where I was.

“It is really sad that these people infiltrated the ranks of the peaceful protesters and took advantage of the Governor’s walk with the youths to execute their sinister intentions.

“It was simply a street coup to take out the Governor, his Deputy and the Secretary to the State Government, all of whom were exposed during the protest and had to be smuggled into vehicles when the attack was launched."

Sun, 18 Oct 2020 14:28:37 +0000
Simeon Nwankwo shows solidarity with #EndSARS protesters after scoring

The 28-year-old Crotone striker who scored against Juventus on Saturday October 16, celebrated by raising a T-shirt to show his support for the #EndSARS protest which is ongoing in Nigeria and aimed at ending police brutality.

The match which Cristiano Ronaldo didn't feature in ended in a draw. ]]>
Sun, 18 Oct 2020 14:24:53 +0000
Angry mob beheads, sets five suspected robbers ablaze after beheading them

It was gathered that a 7-man gang allegedly broke into a shop at about 3am on Saturday, October 17, and made away with electronic gatgets worth thousands of naira and undisclosed amount of money.

The youths of the community laid ambush for the suspects. In the process, five of them were apprehended them while two managed to escape leaving the rest to face jungle justice.

A very disturbing and gory video from the scene shows the remains of the suspected robbers and a motorcycle in flames. The head of one of the suspects was missing from his neck.

Meanwhile, one of the youths condemned the act, describing it as inhumane and barbaric while calling on the Nigerian police to immedately arrest the perpetrators. ]]>
Sun, 18 Oct 2020 14:21:06 +0000
"End SARS protest will give ladies husband this year more than Shiloh" Nkechi Blessing

Already, there have been stories of protesters who have started relationships with people they met while out protesting.

Actress Nkechi Blessing believes more of this will happen.

She shared a post that reads: "Protest will give ladies husband this year more than Shiloh. If you like continue staying in your house."]]>
Sun, 18 Oct 2020 14:14:47 +0000
"Love you baby. You are so extra," Regina Daniels thanks husband Ned Nwoko

The actress was a year old on October 10 and her husband of one year, politician Ned Nwoko, decided to make it a memorable one for her.

The new mum shared videos of her getting into the new car she got for her birthday.

She captioned the videos, "Meet my four wheel plane.... Also a birthday present from hubby along side my 24million Naira watch..... love you baby u are so extra @princenednwoko. Ps: I need to show off. it’s mine !]]>
Sun, 18 Oct 2020 14:10:54 +0000
#EndSARS Protesters Hold Candlelight Procession In Abuja
The protesters on Friday started the session with Christians and Muslims praying for the souls of those that have been killed by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

After the prayers, the protesters sang the National Anthem in respect of the country.

This is the 10th day since the youths began taking to the streets and despite efforts by the government to quell the protests, it appears to have gained more momentum.

On Sunday, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, announced the dissolution of the unit SARS, which is at the centre of the protests.]]>
Sat, 17 Oct 2020 07:43:46 +0000
‘We Are Sorry’: Osinbajo Apologises To Nigerians As Protests Against Police
“Dear Nigerians, I know that many of you are angry, and understandably so. We could’ve moved faster and for this we are sorry,” he said in a series of tweets on his handle late Friday.

“I fully understand how many young people feel. Many feel that we have been too silent and have simply not done enough. These feelings of frustration are justified.”]]>
Sat, 17 Oct 2020 07:41:46 +0000
#EndSARS: Protesters Hold Candlelight Vigil In Lagos
Following a protest which has lasted for a week and three days, the protesters gathered around various areas of the Lagos metropolis to mourn the death of friends, loved ones, and family members who met their cruel end at the hands of SARS officials.

At the different locations where the candlelight event is holding, prayers were said after which the demonstrators sang the National Anthem in respect of the country.

Lagos is not the only place where the candlelight ceremony is taking place, a similar event is taking place at the nation’s capital, Abuja, and in Port Harcourt.

Those who could not join the event physically have taken to social media in solidarity with the protesters on the ground.

Here are some tweets regarding the candlelight ceremony which is part of the #EndSARS protest aimed at not just seeing to the disbandment of SARS, but also bring justice for those who have suffered injustice at the hands of the police.]]>
Sat, 17 Oct 2020 07:35:02 +0000
181 Students, School Staff Test Positive For COVID-19 In Lagos
Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who broke the news today, said 181 students and staff members of a private school located in a suburb of Lekki tested positive to COVID19 during surveillance and case investigation in the school.

Giving details of the investigation, Abayomi explained that a 14-year-old SS1 female student fell ill on the 3rd of October and was sent home after receiving first aid at the school. He added that the student subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday 6th of October in one of the accredited private labs in Lagos.

The Commissioner assured Lagosians that the State government, through the incident commands system, has the situation under control, stressing that appropriate steps have been taken to contain the spread and manage the positive cases. He noted that all parents have been contacted and counselled via a family zoom call on 13th October to further allay their fears and communication between school authorities and parents continues. The zoom call was attended by the commissioners for Health and Education and all relevant responders and stakeholders.

“There are a total lockdown and movement restriction in the school with the Epidemiology and Surveillance Pillar of the EOC and Ibeju-Lekki LGA State Disease Surveillance and Notification Officer (DSNO) reporting at the school daily to conduct a further investigation while positive students and staff have been isolated on the premises and given the COVID-19 home-care treatment packs and are being monitored in isolation within the school premises,” Abayomi said.

The Commissioner stated that the school authorities supported by the State Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education are following the COVID-19 guidelines as set out by the government. According to him, “students are to be isolated in the School premises and if unwell will be admitted in one of the accredited isolation centers in Lagos. Students are discouraged from going home to avoid infecting members of their families”.

The Ministry of Health is working closely with the Ministry of Education to jointly manage this minor but significant outbreak in this boarding school. “I am pleased to announce that all the infected students are predominantly asymptomatic while some have very mild symptoms, no student has required hospitalization,” he said.

“Members of the Emergency Operation Center and our counterparts in the Ministry of Education have been deployed to the school to provide strategic interventions and support to the school. This includes psychosocial support, infection prevention control, medical monitoring, and risk communication experts to further enlighten and educate affected people,” Abayomi noted.

The Commissioner reemphasized the need for citizens to practice the highest standard of personal and environmental hygiene, stressing that use of face mask in public places, proper handwashing and hand hygiene practice, and maintaining physical distance will help prevent the spread of the infection.

“COVID-19 is still very much with us and we must strive to prioritize the safety of all, including students and teachers, by adhering strictly to prevention protocols and guidelines issued by the government to prevent its spread,” Abayomi said.

He urged Lagosians to call the 08000EKOMED or 08000356633 toll-free line if they notice any sign or symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, or loss of taste or smell.]]>
Sat, 17 Oct 2020 07:32:32 +0000
bank manager was shot dead after being caught sleeping with another man's wife

Ivan was shot dead by the distraught husband of the lady he was allegedly sleeping with. Prior to him being murdered, the lady's husband identified as Mr Ssozi had allegedly written a letter to him, telling him to stay away from his wife

Ssozi clearly stated in the letter that he will shoot Ivan Kituuka in the head since he has refused to stop sleeping with his wife named Dorothy Nametubi Ssozi. According to him no going back on his decision to shoot Ivan with at least two bullets.

Ssozi has since fulfilled his threat as a video of the bank manager being shot dead by a group of men has gone viral. He also released a video of Ivan allegedly sleeping with his wife.]]>
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 11:38:47 +0000
Lesbian prophetess who sexually assaulted a female congregant sentenced to 11 years

The founder of Pray Deliverance and Testimony Ministries International who appeared before Gweru Regional magistrate Mrs. Pathekhile Msipa facing two counts of indecent assault and one count of aggravated indecent assault, had earlier pleaded not guilty to the charges.

She was however convicted of the three charges following a full trial which proved that she molested a 32-year-old member of her congregation. Ruling on the case, Mrs. Msipa said;

“The accused was the pastor of the complainant who placed her trust and faith in her and her prophecies. Instead of looking after her, she turned into her abuser and courts should give long custodial sentences to deter would-be offenders."

Masakanire was sentenced to two years in prison for count one and two and nine years in prison for count three. However, she will serve nine years in prison after two years were suspended on condition of good behavior.]]>
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 10:15:31 +0000
Nigerian winger, Victor Moses joins Spartak Moscow on season-long loan from Chelsea

The Russian club also have the option to sign Moses permanently for £8million when his loan comes to an end.

The Nigeria international, 29, who spent the second half of the 2019-20 season at Inter Milan, was surplus to requirements at Chelsea and needed to be sent out on loan again.

'It's a great pleasure for me to sign for Spartak,' Moses said after his move was confirmed.

'They are one of the greatest clubs in Europe. I can't wait to get started and meet my team-mates. It's going to be an interesting season.'

Moses who enjoyed a successful season during Conte's reign with the manager converting him to a right wing-back, made his last appearance in a Blue shirt in September 2018.

The move to Spartak Moscow marks his sixth spell away from Stamford Bridge after joining the club in 2012.

Fri, 16 Oct 2020 09:58:12 +0000
FG agrees to pay ASUU N30bn earned allowance and others

The federal government agreed to release N30bn earned academic allowance to the university lecturers in tranches between May 2021 and February 2022.

It was also learnt that the FG promised to spend N20bn on the revitalisation of the education sector.

However in spite of the agreements reached, the meeting was inconclusive and adjourned. The conciliatory meeting is to reconvene by October 21 by 3.00 p.m after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting. It is expected that ASUU will report back on its decision, in order to facilitate calling off their strike. ]]>
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 09:56:06 +0000
COVID-19 Update For October 15 2020 In Nigeria Till date, 60982 cases have been confirmed, 52194 cases have been discharged and 1116 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory
The 148 new cases are reported from 14 states- Lagos (66), FCT (25), Oyo (13), Plateau (11), Kaduna (7), Rivers (6), Ebonyi (5), Ekiti (4), Ogun (4), Imo (2), Ondo (2), Edo (1), Nasarawa (1), Taraba (1)
A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities]]>
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 08:07:46 +0000
Nigeria is only African country barred from 2022 US visa lottery

This was disclosed in a document titled ‘Instructions for the 2022 diversity immigrant visa program (dv-2022)’ obtained from the US’ website on Thursday, October 15.

"In Africa, natives of Nigeria are not eligible for this year’s Diversity Visa program," the document stated.

It stated that Nigeria was barred because more than 50,000 of its citizens immigrated to the United States in the previous five years.

Citizens of other African countries are eligible to apply, but "persons born in the areas administered prior to June 1967 by Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt are chargeable,
respectively, to Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt. Persons born in the Gaza Strip are chargeable to Egypt; persons born in the West Bank are chargeable to Jordan; persons born in the Golan Heights are chargeable to Syria."

The document reads in part, "Applicants who are selected in the program (selectees) must meet simple but strict eligibility requirements to qualify for a diversity visa. The Department of State determines selectees through a randomized computer drawing. The Department of State distributes diversity visas among six geographic regions, and no single country may receive more than seven percent of the available DVs in any one year.

"For DV-2022, persons born in the following countries are not eligible to apply, because more than 50,000 natives of these countries immigrated to the United States in the previous five years: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (including Hong Kong SAR), Colombia, Dominican
Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.

"Persons born in Macau SAR and Taiwan are eligible."]]>
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 08:00:27 +0000
Rapper, Nicki Minaj reveals she gave birth to a baby boy

The rapper, who welcomed the child on September 30, 2020, took to Instagram appreciate Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Riccardo Tisci, Winnie Harlow, Karol, and everyone who sent well wishes, before disclosing that she gave birth to a baby boy.

Posting some of the cards she received, the proud mother wrote: 'Thank you to Queen B, Kim & Ye, Riccardo Tisci, Winnie, Karol & everyone who sent well wishes during this time. It meant the world to me. I am so grateful & in love with my son. Madly in love. My favorite liddo boy in the whole wide world. ']]>
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 07:58:57 +0000
FG directs all civil servants to resume next Monday

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha; and the National Coordinator, Sanni Aliyu, disclosed this at the press briefing of the task force today Thursday, October 15.

Only civil servants of Salary Grade Level 12 and above as well as those on essential duties have been going to work.

The PTF has directed that civil servants below SGL 12 can now resume work. It also directed Ministries, Departments, and Agencies to ensure that they alternate the days the civil servants will be at work in order to ensure social distancing.]]>
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 07:55:33 +0000
Young man narrates how his father and brother chopped off his hands for money ritual

It was gathered that the incident happened in Egbengwu village, Nimo in Njikoka Local Government Area of the state.

Narrating his ordeal on Thursday, October 15, after his escape, Abuchi claimed that his brother, Nonso Enweaso and father, Gregory Enweaso cut off his two hands, inflicted machete wounds on his body, then chained and locked him up for three days after revealing their plan to use him for money ritual.

According to Abuchi, his ordeal started when his father accused him of stealing a property, an allegation he denied. Afterwards, he bound him with a chain and hacked him with a cutlass.

Two days later, he was allegedly lured into the bush by the duo, where they chopped off his hands and subjected him to various inhuman torture including stabbing his eyes with a needle.

He said he was later dragged home and chained in the backyard for three days. There, he claims he heard his father and brother planning to poison him to death and sell his body parts to buyers, who had already indicated interest.

He, however, managed and raised alarm.]]>
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 07:52:49 +0000
10-year-old boy allegedly tortured by his parents in Rivers for taking food

According to Facebook user, Chigozie Effe who found the boy roaming on the streets, the latest abuse happened on Wednesday, October 14, after the boy took food from the pot without his parents' permission.

The parents, who are said to hail from Akwa Ibom reportedly punished Goodluck and sent him out of the house. When contacted, the mother said a pastor told them the boy is a witch.

Effe wrote;

"For fetching a plate of food from the pot without the consent of his parents, 10year old Goodluck had his body redesigned and sent to the streets," the post reads.

"The incident happened yesterday along Ereaka Road, Port Harcourt. Investigation revealed that Goodluck has been on constant brutality by his parents . Thie constant brutality makes one doubt if actually Good luck is their son, sadly he is,"

"A native of Akwa Ibom State and currently residing in Rivers State, Goodluck is not school as his Dad claimed he doesn’t have the money to finance his education,"

"Goodluck was visited on the streets of Port Harcourt where he confirmed that he was beating because of stealing food.

"He said his Dad tied him and used nail on him as can be seen in photo below. When contacted this morning, the mum of Goodluck said “ My son is a witch , that is why he is behaving this way,"

"Asked how she arrived at that conclusion, she said her pastor told her that the boy is a witch. When contacted earlier today, father of Goodluck was dead drunk and could not answer questions posed to him."

Fri, 16 Oct 2020 07:50:43 +0000
Cardi B reveals she's back with Offset because she's 'crazy and wanted D***'

Speculations regarding a reunion between the couple started after Cardi and Offset were filmed kissing and dancing together at her 28th birthday celebrations in Las Vegas last weekend.

Cardi, real name Belcalis Almanzar, had filed to divorce Offset in September after three years of marriage, explaining that she was tired of the constant arguing and she no longer felt a connection with him.

But she’s now confirmed she has taken her beloved hubby back.

Her confirmation also comes after fans suggested she got back with Offset due to the expensive gifts he got her. Over the weekend, Offset, 28, surprised Cardi with a customised Rolls Royce and around 15 Birkin bags.

‘You know how I be arguing with y’all on social media, that’s exactly how I be arguing with my man,’ Cardi told her followers in an Instagram Live video.

‘When people be saying I be doing s**t for attention, with this and that, no, I’m just a crazy b***h. One day I’m happy, the next day I wanna beat a nigga up… I just be starting to miss [him]…

‘It’s hard not to talk to your best friend. It’s really hard not to talk to your best friend. And it’s really hard to have no d**k.’

Hitting back at claims she got back with him because of the gifts, Cardi said: ‘People saying that I took him back and I’m materialistic, I like material things but what do you want me to do? Take a Rolls Royce and then I [ignore] him? No I really wanted a Rolls Royce.

‘We’re just two really young motherf*****s who got married early and that’s what we are.

‘We’re not no different than y’all f*****g dysfunctional a*s relationships. We the same way.’ ]]>
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 07:48:08 +0000
I was raped by SARS two years ago - Young woman narrates ordeal

Chiatuiro Precious Chidera alleged she was raped by SARS two years ago after which they still extorted money from her.

She said she will not bring her daughter into a world where she could be raped by officers who should protect her, neither will she bring sons into a country where they can be easily killed. For these reason, she says she will continue to protest.

Holding a placard at the End SARS protest, she said: "I was raped by this motherf**kers last two years.

"They extorted money from me too.

"What was my crime: I fresh. I fresh na crime?

"I cannot give birth to a daughter in this country make them no go rape my daughter tomorrow.

"Make them no go shoot my son tomorrow.

"Na people pikin them they dead for Lagos state. End SARS. End police brutality."

Twitter users sent her messages of hope and she said she has "lived past it".

Fri, 16 Oct 2020 07:39:47 +0000
Two people charged with murder after forcing 8 year old girl to jump on trampoline

According to US police who released a press statement on Thursday, October 15, the young girl died of dehydration on August 29.

Daniel Schwarz, 44, and Ashley Schwarz, 34, were charged and arrested on Monday October 12. They were then booked into the Ector County Detention Center, according to police with their bonds set at $500,000 each.

Police did not say what the Schwarzes' relationship is to each other or to the girl.

An investigation by police found that the two told the girl to jump on the trampoline "without stopping for an extended period of time," and didn't allow her to eat breakfast or drink water. The temperature of the trampoline was about 110 degrees Fahrenheit, while the ground was about 150 degrees.

The police department received the final autopsy report for the girl on October 8. In the autopsy report, the girl died by dehydration and her death was deemed to be a homicide, police said]]>
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 07:36:12 +0000
14 #EndSARS protesters arrested in Ughelli have been released - Governor Okowa

He said the action was taken in line with his administration's commitment of meeting all the legitimate requests of the #EndSARS protesters in Delta State

Okowa tweeted;

In line with our commitment to meet all the legitimate requests of the #EndSARS protesters in Delta State, all the protesters that were previously detained by the Police in Ughelli have been released.

In line with our commitment to meet all the legitimate requests of the #EndSARS protesters in Delta State, all the protesters that were previously detained by the Police in Ughelli have been released.

— Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa (@IAOkowa) October 15, 2020
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 07:34:02 +0000
When I started making money, people were saying I sleep with politicians - Bobrisky

The crossdresser who revealed that people have judged him, insulted him and also looked down on him, stated that he vowed never to be poor after going through a hard time 5 years ago.

Bobrisky further disclosed that after he started making, some people alleged that he sleeps with politicians while others said he uses charms.

He wrote;

I'm glad I was able to treat money fuckup! 5 yrs ago life throw hardship at me, I said to myself I refuse to be poor! I started working hard, a lot said different things to me. When I now started making money, some people say I fuck politicians, some say I do jazz etc. I'm now d Bobrisky that gives 1million to people like water. Money you are a bastard!!!! I'm glad I treat ur fuck up. Guys never let poverty win.

People have judge me, insult me, looked down on me. but I still look fresher and richer than a lot of them. Chai see life. D only one person that has d right to judge us is our creator GOD. So may all d assistant Jesus Christ on earth sit down first

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 14:27:37 +0000
Burna Boy calls for better salaries for police officers

The singer said the poor remuneration given to the police "doesn't help our plight."

He tweeted: "It’s a great morning to demand for institutional reform in Nigeria. No reason why a sergeant on the police force earns 50/60k ($127) a month with no benefits! It doesn’t help our plight. #SARSMUSTEND."

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 11:51:28 +0000
Cardi B accidentally leaked her nude pics fans supported her with their nude ( +18 photos)

Last night, the “WAP” hitmaker, 28, uploaded a nude selfie to her Instagram story which has now gone viral online.

The mother of one later deleted the image and took responsibility for the blunder, saying in a Twitter voice note: "Lord, why the fuck you have to make me so fuckin‘ stupid? … Why? Why, why, why?” she said in the note.

“You know what? I'm not even gonna beat myself up about it. I'm just gonna eat my breakfast. I'm just gonna eat my breakfast, right? I'm gonna eat my breakfast and then I'm gonna go to a party. Because I'm not even gonna think about it. I am not going to think about it, OK? No, I'm not. I won't. It is what it is. Shit happened. Um, fuck it. It's not even the first time. I mean, I used to fuckin‘ be a stripper, so whatever. Ay dios mio.”

Now, some of her fans on Twitter are showing her support by sharing topless photos of themselves with the hashtag #boobsoutforcardi.

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 11:46:58 +0000
Actress Chacha Eke-Faani shares loved up photos and video of herself and her husband

The actress who on October 3rd, posted a video online stating that was leaving her 7-year-old marriage to her hubby, Austin, has since debunked her initial statement.

She posted a new video stating that she is pregnant and that every time she is pregnant, she starts behaving in very weird. She also disclosed that she has been diagnosed with "Bipolar Disorder."

The actress has shared new photos and videos of herself and her hubby as they spend some together time in Abuja.]]>
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 11:31:55 +0000
Lekki residents defy heavy downpour as they continue #EndSARS protest (photos)

They laid siege on the toll gate along the Lekki-Epe Expressway, causing vehicular traffic along the expressway.]]>
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 11:27:41 +0000
Another man commits suicide in Benue State

Igbaze was found was hanging on a tree at Mbaayilamo community in Buruku Local Government Area of the state on Sunday evening, Octobr 11.]]>
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 07:35:46 +0000
Governor Nyesom Wike makes U-turn, joins #EndSARS protesters in Rivers state

Recall that on Monday, October 12, the governor banned residents of the state from staging any #EndSARS protest.

On Tuesday morning, the residents trooped out in their numbers, defied his order, and staged a protest. Governor Wike was forced to come out to speak with them.]]>
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 07:32:38 +0000
Please increase police salary - BBNaija's Erica tells FG

The reality show star backed her call by sharing a photo of the salary structure of Nigerian police officers. Erica wrote;

Dear Government of Nigeria, please increase police salary! #sarsmustend]]>
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 07:30:55 +0000
Fake Nollywood star in EFCC net Over $7,000 romance scam

A statement released by EFCC says Emmanuel, who presents himself as Frederick Nnaemeka Leonard, a Nollywood actor, was arrested on October 8, 2020 by officers of the Commission, following a report by the Chief Security Officer of Federal Airports Authority, FAAN, who caught him while engaging in a heated argument with Meresha on October 6, 2020.

It turned out that Meresha was invited to Nigeria by the suspect under the guise that he was Leonard, whom she had been dating online. She further alleged that she was, however, accosted on arrival at the airport by the suspect, whom she described as a “totally different person” from the Nollywood actor.'' the statement in part read

EFCC says the suspect will soon be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 07:25:22 +0000
Mum shares naked photo after being told she let herself go

Laura Mazza, a mum-of-three from Australia, often speaks about her parenting journey on social media.

A troll recently criticised her for her appearance so she hit back by displaying everything.

Posting on Facebook, Laura said: "I was told recently that I had let myself go."

But instead of covering up, she decided to embrace her body while urging other women to do the same.

The influencer added: "I've gained some weight, my eyebrows are shaggy, got a couple of chin hairs. And so it goes, I've let myself go."

Laura, who has over 35,000 followers on Instagram continued: "It's just like after I, and many other women, put on weight during pregnancy, don't 'bounce back' we are labelled as letting ourselves go."

She also pointed out the stereotypes and comments she often comes across under her posts.

The mum revealed: "As soon as a woman is considered as having let herself go, anything she does in that current state of 'letting herself go' doesn't count.

Me for example, talking about depression with unplucked eyebrows means what I say doesn't have merit. A woman who has given birth 18 months ago without having a washboard stomach must be lazy and anything she says about health isn't true."

Laura also commented on the beauty standards society expects of women, claiming "we're not meant to show ourselves in any other state other than perfect".

She said: "No one is meant to know what getting dressed up, applying make-up, fixing your wrinkles, exercising, lip filler, getting your nails done, shaving your legs – all of that is work.

"When we do that, we appear normal. When we don't, we've let ourselves go."

The mum also urged others to look and wear what they want, saying "you don't have to wear the most flattering outfit to be beautiful".

She said she's simply "embracing and letting herself be" and encouraged other women to do same.

She added: "So wear the sweatpants, the yoga pants and the trackies and let yourself go! Let yourself go of all society's expectations.

"Your beauty is defined in you."

Since she shared the naked post, it got thousands of likes and comments with mums praising her.]]>
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 07:23:18 +0000
It is either we restructure Nigeria or we break up"- Pastor Adeboye says

The clergyman who is the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCG, said this in a posted shared on his Instagram page on Tuesday night October 13.

According to him, it is either Nigeria is "restructured or we break up."

''I believe that we might want to look at the problems of Nigeria in a slightly different manner. Some people feel that all our problems will be over if Nigeria should break up. I think that is trying to solve the problems of Nigeria as if it is a Simple Equation. The problems of Nigeria will require quite a bit of Simultaneous Equation and some of them are not going to be Linear either – forgive me I am talking as a Mathematician.

“Why can’t we have a system of government that will create what I will call the United States of Nigeria? Let me explain. We all know that we must restructure. It is either we restructure or we break, you don’t have to be a prophet to know that one. That is certain – restructure or we break up.

“Now, we don’t want to break up, God forbid.

“Without any doubt, we must restructure and do it as soon as possible. A United States of Nigeria is likely to survive than our present structure, this will help across every strata from the police force, military, customs, civil service as a whole. Without any doubt the present system has just made things difficult for Nigerians young and old and I’m glad to see the new era that we are entering. As we continue to pray and take actions, Let somebody shout hallelujah!
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 07:20:24 +0000
Offset reacts as Cardi B shows off her designer bag collection

Cardi shared the photo of her purses and wrote, "pick a color."

Offset responded: "I'm responsible for 15 of them."

Though Cardi B recently filed to divorce Offset, this doesn't seem to have affected their relationship in any way as they still remain affectionate with each other.

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 07:17:48 +0000
225 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-165, FCT-17, Rivers-13, Ogun-12, Niger-8, Delta-4, Ondo-2, Anambra-1, Edo-1, Ekiti-1, Kaduna-1.

There are now 60,655 confirmed cases in the country and 1,116 deaths have been recorded. 52,006 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 07:15:22 +0000
200 level TASUED student stabbed by her boyfriend, survived

Recall that victim's boyfriend identified as Daniel Johnson Anuoluwapo, a 400-level student of same institution, fled after stabbing Bukky, leaving her for dead. Read previous report Here

Confirming the development in a statement on Monday, Comrade Ibirogba Mariam Adesewa, the Director of Gender, NANS Southwest Zone D, who visited the victim in the hospital along with other officials, said she is responding well to treatment.

"GREATEST NIGERIAN STUDENTS!!! The life given to man by nature is very short,but that of a meaningful spent life is eternal*I extend *À LUTARIAN* salutations to all progressive Nigerian Students on behalf of the leadership on National Association of Nigerian Students Southwest Zone D," the statement reads.

"It is on this note I want to call the attention of all Nigerian students and meaningful citizens, home and abroad to an inhuman character showed by Johnson Daniel Anuoluwapo a 400l male student of Tasued who beats and stabbed his girlfriend who is also a student of Tasued on Friday 9/10/20 in Ijebuode, Ogun state.

"The lady needs our assistance both in Prayers and making sure justice prevail. She is currently recuperating to treatment as we pray it does not go beyond expected. An injury to one is an injury to all."]]>
Tue, 13 Oct 2020 07:19:28 +0000
#EndSARS: Training of new police unit begins next week – IGP

The IGP who disclosed this when Davido visited him in office on Monday October 12 over the ongoing #ENDSARS protests, said there is need to get a new structure to carry out the duties of the defunct police unit.

Adamu promised to investigate all cases of brutality and bring perpetrators to book, while also revealing that the new unit will be intelligence -driven, properly trained and only act on special occasions that require their attention.

He said;

“We just disbanded yesterday so protesters should calm down and give us time to fix the problem. The general public will be part of the process of getting a new outfit.

“I’m talking to you so I will keep talking to many others and get civil societies involved and get their input towards the new unit."

On the issue of compensating families of those affected by SARS brutality, the IGP said it would be addressed when investigations are concluded.

Adamu further revealed that though the officers of the disbanded SARS would be retrained and given other responsibilities in the Force, they will not be reabsorbed into the new unit.]]>
Tue, 13 Oct 2020 07:15:57 +0000
Nine persons killed in Osun tanker explosion (photos)

According to reports, the accident occurred after the tanker driver lost control of the wheel. Several vehicles were destroyed in the inferno.]]>
Tue, 13 Oct 2020 07:12:49 +0000
Bobrisky clapsback at Nigerians calling him out for not participating in #EndSARS protest

Nigerians have called him out for not joining other Nigerians on the street to demand the disbandment of SARS and an end to police brutality.

In a post shared on his Instagram page, the crossdesser pointed out that he cannot risk his life to attend such a gathering where he might get killed by a stray bullet. Read what he wrote below]]>
Tue, 13 Oct 2020 07:09:22 +0000
Rivers state government bans #EndSARS protest in the state

In a statement released this night, the state Commissioner for Information, Paulinus Nsirim, said since the Inspector General of Police has dissolved all SARS formations across the country, the state government sees no reason why any #EmdSARS protest should hold in the state.

Nsirim noted that violators will be arrested and brought to book.

Read the statement below

The Rivers State Government hereby wish to inform the general public that all forms of protests have been banned throughout the State.

Therefore, all proposed protests under #EndSARS Campaign are hereby prohibited.

Government took this decision because the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had already scrapped the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

Therefore, there is no need for any form of protest against a Unit of the Police Force that no longer exists.

Parents and Guardians are therefore advised to ensure that their children or wards do not violate this order.

Law enforcement agencies are also directed to ensure that the ban is enforced and that violators are brought to book.

Paulinus Nsirim
Commissioner for Information and Communications
October 12, 2020
Tue, 13 Oct 2020 07:06:01 +0000
The government must answer to the peoples cries - Kanye West reacts to #EndSARS

The American rapper in his tweet, stated that he stands with Nigerians on the fight against police brutality. He further averred that the government must listen to the cries of the people.

Kanye West tweeted;

I stand with my Nigerian brothers and sisters to end police brutality, the government must answer to the peoples cries #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeria
Tue, 13 Oct 2020 07:04:03 +0000
164 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-64, FCT-26, Enugu-20, Kaduna-11, Oyo-11, Plateau-8, Ondo-7, Anambra-4, Nasarawa-3, Osun-3, Ebonyi-2, Imo-2, Benue-1, Katsina-1, Ogun-1.

There are now 60,430 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,115 deaths have been recorded. 51,943 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged]]>
Tue, 13 Oct 2020 07:01:00 +0000
Man commits suicide in Benue

The incident happened on Monday morning, October 12, in Mbawar, Nyiev council Ward in Daudu, Guma Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that body of the deceased was discovered in the examination hall of Victory International College Daudu in the early hours of Monday, by a group of women who went to fetch water around the premises.

The body has been deposited at Daudu Mortuary by men of the State Police Command.]]>
Mon, 12 Oct 2020 16:15:13 +0000
End SARS Protester Killed In Surulere (Photo)
The young man dressed in a red T-shirt and black trouser gave up after efforts by young medics failed.

Footage showed the medics struggling to keep him alive with drip and other equipment.

Another was filmed with a bullet lodged in his thigh.

Armed policemen are at strategic positions firing live rounds.

It is unclear yet if Nigerian authorities gave a shoot at sight order.

Today’s killing takes the number of End SARS protest deaths to at least five.

The Nigerian government has been accused of trying to quell the protests.]]>
Mon, 12 Oct 2020 15:50:21 +0000
Bangladesh's Cabinet approves death penalty in rape cases

Cabinet spokesman Khandaker Anwalrul Islam said President Abdul Hamid is expected to issue an ordinance ammending the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act on Tuesday.

Details of the ammendment are not yet available, however Islam said the Cabinet agreed to a proposal that trials in rape cases be completed in a speedy manner. Bangladesh's judicial system is painstakingly slow and cases often take years to finish.

Confirming the development, Law Minister Anisul Huq said the President is expected to issue the ordinance on Tuesday.

A series of violent sexual attacks in recent weeks has triggered protests in the capital, Dhaka, and elsewhere.

Human rights groups say rapes have surged in the country, with 889 cases reported between January and August, including 41 victims who died.

Ain-o-Salish Kendra, a women's rights group, said many more cases remain unreported because of fears of harassment by influential people.

Protests broke out few days ago after a video of a group of men stripping and attacking a woman in a southeastern district went public through Facebook.

An investigation by the country's National Human Rights Commission found the woman in the video had been raped repeatedly and terrorized over the last year.

In another case, a woman was dragged into a college dorm from a car where she was traveling with her husband and was gang raped. Several members of the ruling Awami League's student wing were arrested.

Mon, 12 Oct 2020 15:33:09 +0000
Rotimi Akeredolu declared winner of Ondo governorship election

Akeredolu polled a total of 292,830 votes to defeat Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who garnered 195,751 votes.

The Deputy Governor of the state, Agboola Ajayi came a distant third with 60,051 votes.]]>
Mon, 12 Oct 2020 07:57:55 +0000
Truck crushes University lecturer, his wife and three children to death in Benue

Two other persons including another University of Mkar lecturer, Joshua Leva also lost their lives in the accident which occurred on Saturday evening, October 10, at Gbatse community along Ugbema-Adikpo road in Ushongo local government area of the state.

The University Registrar, Rev. Emmanuel Astor, who confirmed the incident on Sunday in Makurdi, said Moses Tarnong was killed alongside his wife and three children. The two lecturers were from the department of Mass Communication.

The registrar said the victims were on transit to Adikpo, Kwande Local Government Area to see a one cleric when the incident happened.

According to eye-witness account, a trailer truck rammed into a stationary Toyota car with registration number MKD-300-NH, crushing the seven occupants to death.

The witness claimed that the driver of the truck purchased a fairly used car and kept it aboard and was about dodging a police check-point when he rammed into the Toyota car. Reports said it took hours to bring out the bodies from the crushed vehicle.

Confirming the incident, FRSC Public Enlightenment Officer in the state, DRC Joyce Akura, said the incident occurred along Ugbemea-Adikpo road late Saturday.

Akura said that the accident involved two vehicles – a truck with registration number WKR 496 XA and a Toyota car with registration number MKD 300 NH, adding that 12 passengers were involved in the crash.

She explained that seven passengers were confirmed dead, one was injured and was receiving treatment, while the remaining four escaped unhurt.

The FRSC official said the cause of the accident had yet to be ascertained, adding that the corps would conduct a “crash investigation’’ to determine the cause of the crash.

“Twelve passengers were involved in the crash; nine were males, three females. The accident was between two vehicles, a MAN-diesel truck with registration number WKR 496 XA and a Toyota car with registration number MKD 300 NH,’’ she said.

She said the dead bodies had already been deposited at a morgue in Ushongo

Meanwhile, Governor Samuel Ortom has sent heartfelt condolences to families of the victims, the management, staff and students of University of Mkar.

He described the incident as devastating and urged relevant agencies to investigate the unfortunate development.

Governor Ortom prays for the repose of the souls of the departed and consoles the bereaved families to look unto God for strength to bear the pain of losing their loved ones.]]>
Mon, 12 Oct 2020 07:56:27 +0000
Police bust sex party in Uganda, arrest 21 persons

The spokesman of Kampala Police Metropolitan Area, Mr Patrick Onyango, who confirmed the arrest on Sunday October 11, said the party was taking place in a private house in Kireka, Kira Municipality, Wakiso District on Saturday, October 10.

According to Onyango, they got information about the party and planted informants to monitor and inform the police when the rare and illegal party would start.

"The party was taking place in a private house located in Kireka, Kira Municipality. Intelligence got information about the party and planted informants to monitor and inform the police when the party has started. Towards midnight, the police was notified that the sex games had started and we swung in action." Onyango said in a statement.

“We got the participants red handed. They have been arrested and detained at Kira Division Police Station on charges of disobedience of lawful orders and doing acts that are likely to cause the spread of infectious disease, which is coronavirus.” Mr Onyango added.

He said that the suspects will be taken to court on October 12.

It was further gathered that participants had to pay shs50,000 each for a VIP treatment whereas ordinary members had to part with shs30,000 to enter the sex party dubbed “ Be mine sex party”

A phone number was provided where participants had to deposit money for attending the sex party where it had also been indicated that the shs30,000 included sex whereas the shs50,000 for VIPs also included a massage and what was termed as a “happy ending”.

At the house, several men and women dressed in only underwear were found with bottles of beer, whiskey and music as they enjoyed the party.]]>
Mon, 12 Oct 2020 07:49:27 +0000
Man allegedly kills his parents in Enugu during misunderstanding

It was gathered that the tragic incident happened on Sunday, October 11, at Mkporogwu Iheakpu-Awka community in Igbo-eze South Local Government Area of Enugu State.]]>
Mon, 12 Oct 2020 07:44:37 +0000
Six confirmed dead as building under construction collapses in Lagos (photos)

According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA, the building collapsed at about 5.55pm. Six fatalities including five men and one woman were recorded in the incident. Five severely injured persons were brought out from the rubble and transferred to hospital.

Mon, 12 Oct 2020 07:41:23 +0000
Corpse of a woman found dumped inside drainage in Benue

It was gathered that residents of the area discovered the corpse in the early hours of Sunday, October 11.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Catherine Anene, who confirmed the incident, said that family of the deceased has been traced.

“A lifeless body of a lady was found in a drainage at Calabar street on Sunday 11/10/2020 at about 7am. The family was traced and they confirmed the corpse to be Angbiandoo Gbavaan who left the house the previous night and never returned,” she said.

Anene said that the identified corpse has been deposited at Bishop Murray Morgue for autopsy, adding that investigation into the matter was on progress]]>
Mon, 12 Oct 2020 07:36:36 +0000
Woman disrupts wedding in Catholic church; claims groom is her husband

The woman says in the now-viral video that there is no issue between her and her husband and they didn't quarrel. She said he left for his secret wedding from their home that morning and she had no idea he was remarrying.

She added that the kids with her are his.

The video begins with a Catholic priest officiating the wedding of a couple when a woman's loud voice causes a distraction.

"Father, hold on," the woman screams as she makes her entrance into the church wearing a face mask with a child strapped to her back.

Despite efforts to hold her back, she pushes her way to the front of the altar and starts explaining to the priest that she and her husband were together in their bed only hours earlier and she's shocked to now see him marrying another woman.

She says he told her he was going out of town for work when he left home that morning.

The woman was only tipped off by vigilant neighbours that her husband was about to wed another woman, after which she rushed to the said Catholic Church in Chainda together with her kids.

The groom has been identified as Abraham Muyunda. He works for Zambia Revenue Authority at Head Office and has been married to Caroline Mubita for years. They have three children between them.

The video is trending, not just in Zambia but all over Africa only hours after it was shared online.]]>
Mon, 12 Oct 2020 07:32:53 +0000
Human rights group condemns OSPAC for allegedly stripping woman naked

The vigilante group was set up in 2016 following the increase in crime rate and failure of security agencies to tackle insecurity in Rivers state.

Centre for Basic Rights Protection and Accountability Campaign in a statement on Monday, October 12, condemned members of the vigilante group for allegedly stripping one Miss Comfort Eze naked for stealing cassava in Ovogo, Emohua Local Government Area.

"We condemn the stripping of miss Comfort Eze naked by suspected OSPAC members in Ovogo in Emohua Local of Rivers State for allegedly stealing cassava.
We demand the immediate arrest of the perpetrators of the cruel and inhumane act against Miss Comfort. The Authority of Emohua LGA must ensure EMOLGA OSPAC operates within the confines of the law" the statement reads.

The group also condemned the alleged killing of a mother of five Mrs Victoria Ibrahim by OSPAC.

It was gathered that Mrs. Victoria Ibrahim was allegedly shot dead by OSPAC members in Rumukpe in Emohua Local Government Area.

"We condemn in strong term the shooting to death of Mrs Victoria Ibrahim mother of five by alleged OSPAC members in Rumukpe in Emohua LGA. We call on Authority of Emohua LGA, Police Authority in the State to immediately arrest the perpetrator(s) of the crime.
We have also heard from the family of the deceased,"

The human rights group called on the Emohua LGA council to ensure EMOLGA OSPAC operates within the confines of the law, adding that it is working with the family of the deceased to ensure that both women get justice.

Mon, 12 Oct 2020 07:29:57 +0000
163 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

A breakdown of the new cases across states is as follows; Lagos-113, Kaduna-21, Osun-8, Ondo-5, Oyo-5, Ogun-3, Bayelsa-2, Taraba-2, Edo-1, FCT-1, Katsina-1, Plateau-1.

There are now 60,266 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,115 deaths have been recorded. 51,735 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Mon, 12 Oct 2020 07:27:10 +0000
Kim Jong-Un sheds tears as he claims North Korea is 'Coronavirus free'

The 36-year-old dictator made the claim while attending a parade in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Democratic Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang on Saturday, October 10.

Kim wiped away tears while discussing North Korea's approach to dealing with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. He claimed North Korea had "zero" cases of the deadly virus.

He said: "I wish good health to all the people around the world who are fighting the ills of the evil virus."

The tyrant went on to thank his nation for continuing to work during the pandemic and completing work on new weapons of mass destruction.

He said: "I am ashamed that I have never been able to repay you properly for your enormous trust. My efforts and devotion were not sufficient to bring our people out of difficult livelihoods."

Analysts have expressed doubt over Kim's claims that North Korea is Covid-free.

Many have also criticised the dictator and his military for hosting a giant demonstration attended by many people without face coverings and no social distancing.

Sun, 11 Oct 2020 15:14:14 +0000
Jealous husband cuts off wife's head after he saw her talking to a neighbour
Kinnar Yadav, 40, had long suspected his wife Vimla, 35, of being unfaithful to him, according to reports.

Some residents of Baberu, located in Banda region in India's Uttar Pradesh, reportedly told Kinnar Yadav his wife Vimla was having an affair with Ravikant Yadav who lives in a house near the couple.

On Friday morning, October 9, Kinnar took a walk and returned home to find Vimla chatting with Rakivant.

According to police, Rakivant was looking to buy a buffalo and Vimla had been giving him tips when her husband came and saw them chatting.

Seeing the two of them together angered Kinnar so much that he grabbed an axe and attacked the Rakivant, injuring him before he fled the scene.

He then turned his attention to his wife, killing her and severing her head from her body.

The couple's two sons, Bhagat and Prahlad, weren't home at the time.

Officers say Kinnar took the head and walked almost 3km to the closest police station to turn himself in.

He reportedly stood inside the station holding the head for more than 15 minutes before senior police officers were alerted to his alarming presence.

Banda's assistant superintendent of police Mahendra P Chauhan told local media: "The incident happened in Baberu town.

"Kinnar reached the police station around 8:30 am with the severed head.

"He also attacked the neighbour, Ravikant Yadav, who is under treatment at a hospital. His condition is stable."

He added: "Kinnar told us that he wanted to kill Ravikant but ended up killing his wife in a fit of rage."

The suspect was arrested and a case was registered at Baberu police station.

Kinnar will appear in a local court soon, a police officer said.]]>
Sun, 11 Oct 2020 15:12:44 +0000
Policeman joins the #EndSARS protest, accuses SARS of arresting his brother

The man who wore a police outfit with the inscription “Combatant Armed Forces", disclosed that his brother was a victim of SARS brutality. He also revealed that he was forced to pay some money to secure his brother's release even though he is their colleague. ]]>
Sun, 11 Oct 2020 15:06:15 +0000
Canadian rapper, Drake joins the #EndSARS campaign

The Canadian rapper took to his Instagram story to re-share a post from Grace Ladoja calling for Nigerians in the UK to join an #EndSARS protest today at the Nigeria High Commission in London.

Sun, 11 Oct 2020 15:03:42 +0000
Chelsea footballers join the #EndSARS campaign against police brutality in Nigeria

Chelsea and England stars of Nigerian descent, Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori together with their teammate, Antonio Rüdiger who plays for the German International team have also added their voices to the ongoing protest in Nigeria over police brutality.

The trio took to their respective Twitter accounts to call for an end of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and police brutality. ]]>
Sun, 11 Oct 2020 15:01:49 +0000
Breaking: IGP dissolves SARS nationwide

Adamu made the announcement in a live broadcast on Sunday October 11, and confirmed the operatives will be redeployed to other police formations and commands.]]>
Sun, 11 Oct 2020 14:58:43 +0000
111 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Plateau-32, Lagos-23, FCT-15, Osun-11, Ogun-9, Oyo-6, Imo-4, Bauchi-3, Kaduna-3, Yobe-3, Rivers-2.

There are now 60,103 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,115 deaths have been recorded. 51,711 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Sun, 11 Oct 2020 14:56:28 +0000
A lady posted her boyfriend photo on Facebook, labelling him a 'male prostitute'

Taking to Facebook on Friday, she posted a photo of the guy identified as IanPro Pandebeats, said to be a DJ.

"An example of a male prostitute" she captioned the post, adding that he doesn't have money.]]>
Sat, 10 Oct 2020 15:26:33 +0000
151 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-71, Ogun-26, Kaduna-17, Osun-10 =, Oyo-8, FCT-6, Rivers-6, Plateau-5, Akwa Ibom-1, Ekiti-1.

There are now 59,992 confirmed cases of Coronavirus and 1, 113 deaths have been recorded. 51,614 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.

Sat, 10 Oct 2020 15:20:21 +0000
Nigeria vs Algeria International Friendly will take place today at 7:20pm
Fri, 09 Oct 2020 08:35:19 +0000
United Nations reacts after 3 Libyan men burn Nigerian migrant worker alive in Libya

A statement by Tripoli's interior ministry on Wednesday said the 3 suspects, all Libyan nationals, had been detained for the attack on the Nigerian man who has not been named. on Tuesday October 6.

According to the ministry, witnesses described the men storming the factory and setting the Nigerian man on fire.

The attack, one out of many carried out by Libyans on migrants in the north African country has been described by the United Nations as "another senseless crime against migrants in the country."

"We are horrified by the killing of a Nigerian migrant worker in Tripoli, Libya by three men yesterday. The young man was burned alive, in yet again another senseless crime against migrants in the country," tweeted Federico Soda, head of the UN's International Organization of Migration mission in Libya.

"Those responsible must be held to account."

Libya has been accused of being a hostile environment for migrants and refugees who mostly pass through the country in an attempt to reach safer shores in Europe. In 2017 CNN did an undercover documentary showing Libyan buying and selling captured migrants like slaves, to the shock of the international community.

In August, over 45 migrants died in a shipwreck off of the Libyan coast while more than 7,000 people making the journey from Africa to Europe have been returned to Libya in 2020, according to the UN Refugee Agency

Last month, Amnesty International released a damning report detailing "horrific cycles of abuses" of migrants in Libya.

The report also cited including unlawful killings, enforced disappearances, torture, and rape.

"Instead of being protected, they are met with a catalogue of appalling human rights abuses and now unfairly for the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic on deeply racist and xenophobic grounds," said Diana Eltahawy, the rights group's Deputy Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa said in the report.

"Despite this, even in 2020 the EU and its member states continue to implement policies trapping tens of thousands of men, women and children in a vicious cycle of abuse, showing callous disregard for people's lives and dignity."]]>
Fri, 09 Oct 2020 08:28:36 +0000
Bobrisky tackles Nigerians calling him out for not participating in the #EndSARS

Nigerians including celebrities like Falz, Runtown, Toke Makinwa, Tacha, and many others took to the streets to protest against the brutality of SARS and other police officers in Lagos.

Some Nigerians went on Bobrisky's IG page to slam him for not joining the celebrities in the protest.]]>
Fri, 09 Oct 2020 08:22:17 +0000
Policeman who shot lady in the mouth is her boyfriend- Lagos police PRO

The spokesperson of the Lagos state police command, Muyiwa Adejobi who has now confirmed the incident, told LIB that the said police officer is not of the state police command but works in Lagos. He said the officer is the boyfriend of the victim and that preliminary investigations suggest that the officer fired a shot at her while they had a disagreement.

Adejobi added that the police have visited the hospital where the lady was rushed to and will give more information when she is stable and has been interrogated. He said efforts are being made to apprehend the erring officer.]]>
Fri, 09 Oct 2020 08:19:17 +0000
What's going on? Cardi B want to know about #EndSARS protest in Nigeria

This came after she was alerted about the protest by a Nigerian Twitter user. @AsiwajuLerry had tweeted;

Madam @iamcardib, trump is not your only problem. Your beloved Nigeria is currently in a state of pandemonium. We are not safe!! If you’ve ever loved this country, please help use your platform to create more awareness for us. Enough is enough! #EndSarsProtests #EndSARSNow!!

Responding to the tweet, Cardi B asked for a summary of what's happening in Nigeria and also promised to research on it later. She went on to express her love for Nigeria.

She tweeted in response;

What’s going ? Can you give me a summary so I can research later know I love Nigeria
Fri, 09 Oct 2020 08:17:00 +0000
Ondo Election: No face mask, no voting - PTF

National Coordinator of the PTF, Dr. Sani Aliyu who said this during the task force’s media briefing in Abuja on Thursday October 8, said voters, candidates and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would be required to follow the anti-COVID-19 guidelines put in place for elections as the country cannot afford having another wave of Coronavirus infection.

Asides revealing that the materials to be used and the voting environment would be disinfected, Aliyu further revealed that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) would be provided for electoral officers

He said;

“As we all know, we will hold the governorship election across 18 local governments. We are expecting about 1.5 million eligible people to vote in 3,000 polling units across the state.

“This is clearly a huge exercise. It’s a huge exercise that will also come with risks. Therefore, in order to protect the voters, election officials and candidates in the electoral process, we urge everyone to comply with the INEC guidelines.

“Face masks are mandatory across the polling units. No face mask, no voting. Physical distancing must be enforced, especially in queuing at polling units. Alcohol-based sanitisers will be provided. Election will begin at 8:30am, to close at 2:30pm, but anybody on the outer queue by 2:30pm will still be allowed to vote. There will be two queues; an outer queue and an inner queue."
Fri, 09 Oct 2020 08:10:41 +0000
103 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-39, Rivers-21, FCT-19, Oyo-6, Kaduna-4, Bauchi-3, Ogun-3, Imo-2, Kano-2, Benue-1, Edo-1, Nasarawa-1, Plateau-1.

There are now 59,841 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria and 1,113 deaths have been recorded. 51,551 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Fri, 09 Oct 2020 08:08:45 +0000
Falz and Runtown lead #EndSARS protest in Lagos (photos)

The protest is taking place in the Lekki area in Lagos.

The protesters all carried placards with different inscriptions which read ‘Enough is Enough’ and ‘We are all victims’.

In an Instagram live chat before the protest, Falz who is the son of Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana, said

“No backing down. We move. The police are already there, waiting for us but we are not here to cause trouble. It is a peaceful protest. Coming through.”

The protesters gathered at Lekki toll gate and are marching to Onikan and Appeal Court through the Nigerian Law School, Lagos.]]>
Thu, 08 Oct 2020 14:48:02 +0000
Cristiano Ronaldo’s home broken into as thief ‘gets in through garage door’

The thief is said to have got into the property in the island capital Funchal through an open garage door.

A signed Juventus shirt is said to have been among items taken.

A relative of the footballer’s raised the alarm on Wednesday, October 7, according to respected island paper Diario de Noticias Madeira.

Police are already understood to have visited the property and are said to have identified the thief, described as someone who is already known to them, from CCTV cameras. No arrests have yet been made.

Juventus striker Cristiano spent the first part of the coronavirus lockdown earlier this year staying on the top two floors of the house with his partner Georgina Rodriguez and children after Serie A football was suspended.]]>
Thu, 08 Oct 2020 14:27:27 +0000
Tenant stabs his landlord to death after he was queried for bringing too many women

A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Mohammed, dislosed that police operatives attached to Ogidi Division led by the DPO CSP Ekuri Remigius, received a report of the tragic incident, and visited the scene. On getting there, the victim who was found in a pool of his blood, was rushed to Iyi Enu Mission hospital Ogidi for medical attention where he was certified dead by the medical doctor on arrival.

Haruna said a careful observation on the deceased body revealed a stab wound on his back while a blood-stained knife allegedly used in perpetrating the act was also recovered as an exhibit at the scene.

''Preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased allegedly had a short quarrel over "bringing of too many women into the compound" that eventually led to a scuffle which resulted to the deceased being stabbed to dead'' the statement in part read

Haruna said the Commissioner of Police, CP John B.Abang, has ordered for the case to be transferred to the State Criminal investigation department (SCID) for discreet investigation after which the suspect would be charged to Court for prosecution.]]>
Thu, 08 Oct 2020 08:00:53 +0000
Kelly Rowland is expecting her second child (photos)

The singer shared the news on the November issue of Women's Health magazine.

Kelly, who shares son Titan Jewell, 5, with husband Tim Weatherspoon, said: "We had been talking about it loosely, and then COVID happened, and we were just like, 'Let's see what happens."

The 39-year-old adds that she got pregnant right away.

Rowland is due later this year. She said she was reluctant to share the news of her pregnancy at a time when the world is dealing with a pandemic.

"But you still want to remind people that life is important," she says. "And being able to have a child... I'm knocking at 40's door in February. Taking care of myself means a lot to me."]]>
Thu, 08 Oct 2020 07:51:02 +0000
Liberian man drowns while trying to retrieve $20 note he mistakenly dropped in river

According to police spokesman Moses Carter who spoke to the BBC, Mr Lamine was walking with a friend on the bridge when the $20 note fell into the river.

Lamine, who is a street hawker then dived into the river and retrieved the money. After finding the money, he showed it to onlookers but then drowned, according to Carter.

He felt pressured to get the cash back because he needed to give his friend his $5 "share" of some merchandise they jointly sold , Mr Carter said.

Police now say Lamine's body has not been found.

Explaining the shocking story, Mr Carter said onlookers who saw Lamine dive thought he was safe after he emerged from the water to show them the note, but he then disappeared and did not resurface.

He drowned in the Mesuradu River, which runs between mainland Monrovia and the industrial district of Bushrod Island.

The United States dollar is a stronger currency than Liberia’s own dollar - $20 equates to around 3,900 Liberian dollars.

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 07:28:04 +0000
Mum, 20, accidentally shot dead during fake kidnapping stunt for TikTok (video)

Mum-of-one Areline Martinez, 20, had been using a real gun and live ammunition for the prank on October 2 when tragedy struck in Chihuahua, Mexico.

Footage has surfaced of the moments just before her death. It shows the young woman playing out the kidnapping scene for TikTok while being surrounded by an armed group who were all part of the skit.

The young mum is seen sitting next to a man who is also pretending to be a victim while their other friends hold weapons and play the part of a criminal gang.

Witnesses told local newspaper Sin Embargo that the victim was shot by two of her friends with a 45-calibre gun after which they fled the scene.

Martinez was found dead on the ground and still tied up.

Earlier in the day, the victim wrote on social media: "Time does not stop and neither do I."

Cesar Augusto Peniche Espejel, the Chihuahua state attorney general, told news site Proceso: "One of the hypotheses we are looking at is that they were tampering with a firearm thinking that it was not loaded and accidentally shot the woman."

It is not clear why they were filming the video with a real gun with live ammunition, or whether it was licensed.

Infobae report that it went off by mistake.

The investigation continues and a funeral was carried out on Monday, October 5.

Watch the video of the incident below.

-Por grabar Tik Tok de un secuestro con armas reales y cargadas se les fue un tiro cal 45 y matan a Areline Martínez presunta secuestrada, esto en Chichuahua, el video es un detrás de las cámaras previo! ?‍???#sigue al BARÓN y te sigo!

— ?? ???ó? ???? (@elbaronnews) October 5, 2020]]>
Thu, 08 Oct 2020 07:23:36 +0000
Derek, the officer charged in George Floyd's death, has been released from prison

The 44-year-old is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s death after he was captured in a video with his knee on Floyd’s neck for over nine minutes

Three other former MPD officers, Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and J. Alexander Kueng are also charged with aiding and abetting in the death, which sparked off protests globally.

A spokesperson from the Minnesota Department of Corrections confirmed that Chauvin was no longer being held at the maximum-security Oak Park Heights prison in Minnesota on Wednesday, and state court records show he posted a non-cash $1 million bond on Oct. 7, signed by A-Affordable Bail Bonds of Brainerd, Minnesota.

The $1 million conditional bail requires Chauvin to appear for all future court appearances, not to work in a security capacity, and to have no firearms or firearms permit. It also bars him from leaving the state and from having any contact with Floyd's family.

Chauvin’s trial including other officers is set for March 8, 2021. The judge in the case, Peter Cahill, is expected to make a decision about whether the trial will be moved out of Hennepin County by Oct. 15.

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 07:21:15 +0000
Four suspected ritualist apprehended with human skull in Niger state

The spokesperson of the state police command, Abidoun Wasiu, gave the names of the suspects as Alhaji Suleiman Abubakar aged 50yrs, Babuga Mamman aged 42yrs, Abdullahi Dogo aged 30yrs and Abubakar Abdullahi 31yrs, all 'm' of Sabon Pegi Mashegu LGA.

According to Wasiu, preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects exhumed and severed the human head from Kanti village graveyard via Ibbi Mashegu LGA on October 3 at about 8pm.

The spokesperson added that during interrogation, the suspects confessed that they were contracted to get the human head for a sum of two million naira (#2,000,000.00k) by one Nasiru of Koko Kebbi State and one Muhammadu 'm' of Sabon Pegi currently at large.

He said the case is under investigation and efforts to arrest the fleeing suspects is ongoing while the arrested suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 07:17:55 +0000
Joseph Yobo officially resumes as new Super Eagles’ Assistant Coach

The former Super Eagles captain, 40, recently joined the squad in Austria for the friendly games against Algeria and Tunisia.

Sharing a photo of himself posing with head coach Gernot Roh, he wrote: 'New Chapter. Super Eagles Head coach Genort Rohr and his Assistant coach ??.'

Nigeria will face Algeria and Tunisia on Friday, October 9, and Tuesday, October 13, 2020, respectively in Austria.]]>
Thu, 08 Oct 2020 07:15:18 +0000
Chacha Eke Faani dismisses claim her marriage crashed due to domestic violence

Over the weekend, the actress took many by surprise when she announced the end of her marriage.

In a video posted on her IG page, the actress said she was leaving with her life. This gave the impression that she was being abused physically by her spouse.

''You will say I am crazy but I am not. This video is to let the world know that I am done with the marriage. I don't have a lot to prove that I am done with him but I am done. I'm done. I am leaving with my life finally. I can't say a lot now. You will hear my story''she said

In a new video posted on her IG page this evening October 7, the mum of three denied claims her husband subjected her to acts of domestic violence. She stated that Austin has never laid his hands on her since they got married.

''Five days ago I made a video saying that my marriage to Austin Faani is over and that video came with a lot of backlash from people with many insinuating that it is a clear case of domestic violence.

It is not. Austin has never laid his hands on me. He has never even raised his voice at me and God in heaven knows that's the truth. ''

She disclosed that she is currently in a hospital in Delta state where she is receiving treatment. She said psychiatric doctors have diagnosed her to be Bipolar.

Several psychiatrists have come to assess me mentally and I have been diagnosed of Bipolar disorder. Bipolar is real. Here in Africa we tend to not know about it due to ignore or overlook it. I cannot tell you all how I have been feeling in these tiny videos I have been making but I will however show you in motion pictures soon'' she said]]>
Thu, 08 Oct 2020 07:14:01 +0000
Okonjo-Iweala and one other candidate emerge finalists for WTO Director-General job

Bloomberg reported that the two final candidates who advanced to the final round in the race to lead the Geneva-based trade body are Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee.

The initial pool of eight candidates to replace Roberto Azevedo, who stepped down as WTO director-general in August a year ahead of schedule, was narrowed down to five last month.

The three eliminated during the second round of so-called “confessionals” in which all member states confidentially voice their preferences were Liam Fox of Britain, Mohammed Al-Tuwaijri of Saudi Arabia, and Amina Mohamed of Kenya.

Jesus Saede Kuri of Mexico, Tudor Ulianovschi of Moldova and Abdel-Hamid Mamdouh of Egypt were eliminated in the first round.

WTO General Council Chairman, David Walker is expected to formally announce the results to the institution’s delegates on Thursday morning in Geneva.

If Okonjo-Iweala emerges victorious from the final elimination round, she would not only be the first woman but also the first African to lead the global trade body.]]>
Thu, 08 Oct 2020 07:11:21 +0000
Men with deep voices 'more likely to cheat', new research shows

Participants - with an average age of 20 - had the pitch of their voices measured and were asked questions about their attitudes to monogamy and commitment.

Researchers said: "Our findings demonstrated that masculine men are more likely to engage in infidelity and commit less to their romantic relationships compared with feminine men."

But the results, published in the Personality and Individual Differences journal, found no link when applying the same to women.

Researchers have suggested increased testosterone may be a factor - with significantly more women finding men with deep voices attractive.

They wrote: "Testosterone and the characteristics dependent on testosterone can be reliable indicators of quality-dependent conditions or behaviours…therefore, men with higher testosterone levels, and hence lower voices, may have more infidelity behaviours or less commitment to their romantic relationship.

The academics added: "Furthermore, from the point of view of evolutionary psychology, men with masculine voices may enhance their status among other men or their attractiveness to women... thereby increasing their chances of obtaining more or higher-quality partners."

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 07:09:25 +0000
24-year-old woman killed by lightning strike two weeks after her wedding

The deceased, Kamuya Nabirye, died on spot after being hit by lightning as she sat on a bench inside her house, while carrying her three-month-old daughter during a heavy downpour on Monday, October 5.

Speaking to New Vision Uganda on Tuesday October 6, the deceased's husband, Awali Nabatya, who was sharing a bench with his wife at the time, said all he saw was a bright light strike through the window in the sitting room, followed by a loud bang.

Nabatya said he later saw his wife drop their three months old daughter before falling down on the floor.

"I realized that there could be trouble and I ran to my neighbors alerting them about what had happened," he narrated.

The Local Council 1 secretary for defense, Muzamiru Mudoola, said residents rushed to the scene only to find that Nabirye had already passed on.

Mudoola urged the government to provide residents with lightning arresters at a cheap rate, to avoid similar incidents.

He said four people have died in the same village after being hit by lightning since the start of the year.

The deceased had been officially married to her husband two weeks back, and they returned returned from their honeymoon two days before the unfortunate incident.]]>
Wed, 07 Oct 2020 07:21:29 +0000
I thought he was going to change but he didn't- Lil Frosh's ex-grilfriend says

Lil Frosh was previously signed to Davido's DMW record label. His contract with DMW was terminated today after the reports of domestic violence went viral.

In a post shared on her Instagram page today October 6, Gift said she initially thought Lil Frosh was going to change when the beating started but it never stopped.

Her post reads


@lhilfrosh and I have been dating for almost 10 months now and he has been abusing me physically,mentally and emotionally.

At first I sincerely hoped he was going to change but he didn’t, it started with stripping me off my friends telling me who to talk and who not to talk to.

It grew to him beating each time we had an argument,he’ll beat me, smash my phone,destroy my ringlight, pour me water even film me naked and threaten to post, he has done right infront of @okikidft and it continued

This happened last 15th of September, that led to the internal bleeding in my head, confirmed by the doctors.

My manager spoke on my behalf with my permission and he is not to be blamed for anything he didn’t beg me to go and meet him no one did,not even my family ,everyone advised me but I still did what i wanted hoping for change.

My family have been doing their best to get me in the best space and best health.

Thank you to everyone that has reached out to me, has supported, and stood by me,I’m getting better now.


Wed, 07 Oct 2020 07:18:24 +0000
Governor Abiodun donates house and N5m cash to BBNaija winner, Laycon (photos)
The governor announced the donation when he hosted Laycon in his office in Abeokuta, the state capital. He also announced that Laycon has been appointed a Youth Ambassador in the state.

He expressed the hope that his good character, excellence, good virtues, calmness and integrity would serve as a model to the youths in the state.

The governor said despite all the odds, temptations and provocations while he was in the House, Laycon was able to come out unscathed and uninvolved in any scandal or immoral act.

“You have also demonstrated, with the way you carried out your assigned tasks in the House with comportment, intellectual responses to questions and your spirit of fair-play through which your academic achievement at the University of Lagos was earned.

“This has also shown that our universities can and still produce graduates who are found worthy in both character and learning.

“Indeed, what we are celebrating today is much more than the entertainment that the House provided, but what you represent: a rare combination of prodigious intellect, academic excellence, multi-faceted talents, character and resilience.

“I believe your career will draw inspiration from great sons and daughters of Ogun, who have made their marks in their respective chosen careers,” he said

The governor said he was impressed with Laycon’s display while in the House, just as he urged parents and guardians to help in nurturing the talents of their children and wards in order for them to be useful to themselves and the society in the future.

He maintained that parents and guardians should realize that there is life outside the four walls of classrooms, “as entertainers are also successful men and women, who are contributing to national development”.

Laycon prostrated for the governor as he expressed his appreciation for the appointment as well as the house and cash gift.]]>
Wed, 07 Oct 2020 07:14:34 +0000
Her outburst is not over a case of domestic violence - Chacha Eke's brother

Recall that the actress had revealed that she was done with her marriage, but she did not reveal what led to the end of her marriage.

Aik Eke who debunked claim of his sister's marriage ending because of domestic violence, further stated that people have different reasons for quitting their marriage. He added that she is ''fine.''

He wrote;

There was a time in 2012 when I always post my negative experiences on Social media, I post when I'm hungry, when I'm sad, when I'm broke, when I'm sick etc. My Mom and Sister (Charity) told me to stop posting and showing the world my pains that people will pretend to sympatise with me and use my weakness against me someday. The advice helped me to master the art of social media, it made me show the world what I wanted them to see and not all of me. Surprisingly Charity did the unexpected on Saturday morning with the viral video but I paused and thought "What if she did not break the rule? What if she only wanted the world to see a bit of what she wants to show them." She said and I quote "I'm Done, I'm not crazy, you'll hear from me soon".

She's done

She's not crazy

You'll hear from her soon

I admit her mistake by bringing it on social media but if it worked for her at the moment, if it was a way to calm her down in whatever she was passing through then it was worth it

I've been receiving calls and text messages, I've seen different posts with different and funny captions. People has gone ahead with their versions and has concluded what happened but no, THIS WAS NOT A CASE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, FAR FAR FROM IT... IT HAS NEVER BEEN, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HAS RECEIPTS (SCARS, BRUISES ETC). People have different reasons for wanting to quit their union but DOMESTIC VIOLENCE has become the most mentioned, assumed and popular in this part of the world. Similar things happens when someone's threshold for pain has been exhausted, when someone has reached an elastic limit. It's OK to let emotions out in which ever way that works best for one as far as it does not bring harm.

Please let me use this medium to reply all messages and calls, She is very fine and smiling. I repeat this is not a case of DOMESTIC VIOLENCE and it's not in my place to tell you whatever ensued.

Thanks for the care

Wed, 07 Oct 2020 07:11:53 +0000
Traditional ruler, five others killed as suspected Fulani militia attack Plateau State

It was gathered that the gunmen disguised as vigilante, stormed the village by storm around 10 pm on Monday night, October 5 and positioned themselves at various points while some of them advanced into the community.

According to a source, the gunmen released several gunshots into the air to scare the inhabitants from coming out of their respective houses, adding that in the process a Prince Chungyang Mwandkwom Tenwong waiting to be coronated as the next Gwom Wereng, the traditional ruler of the community was killed in his house.

A villager who gave her name as Grace Choji said, "At first, we thought that the gunmen were vigilante members because of the way they dressed and passed. But suddenly, they started shooting at everyone in sight, and that when we knew that the village is under attack,"

Others killed in the raid include Pam Bako Pwol (the prince’s cousin), Davou Kwal, Linus Raphel, Mrs VouPam and Miss Evelyn Peter, adding that the three others that were seriously wounded are now receiving treatment at the Plateau State Specialist Hospital.

A member of the State House of Assembly, representing Riyom Constituency, Hon. Timothy Dantong, who confirmed the incident, described the killings as barbaric.

He lamented that it was unfortunate that the incident was allowed to occur despite the earlier alarm raised by the Senator and other stakeholders calling on the government and the security agencies to protect the citizens.

He added that among those killed was the acting Gwom Wereng, waiting to be installed as the ruler after the demise of his father.

He narrated that there was a rumour prior to the attack that Fulani herdsmen were coming to attack the community, adding that security agencies were informed but nothing much was done to avert the attack.

“There was a rumour prior to that attack that they were coming to attack the community, the security agents were told. Well, they did their best but I don’t think it was good enough to safeguard the community, because as at the time it happened there was no presence of security men in the community. Wereng is not too much a remote area, if they were swift, the attackers would have been apprehended," he said.

“We all know the people that are doing this; the government is not taking drastic action to apprehend them. They are from the immediate community of Mahanga and others, no proactive measures to arrest them,”]]>
Wed, 07 Oct 2020 07:06:51 +0000
I can’t enter a mosque to pray for Buhari — Sule Lamido

Speaking to BBC Hausa on the sidelines of Nigeria’s 60th Independence anniversary, Lamido stated that he cannot pray or advise someone who chased his party out of power.

He said;

“You can’t say in the past 60 years of our independence that there is no progress, there is.

“But, honestly, our leaders are not taking advantage of the natural resources we have in the country to make us progress and live better.

“I am from an opposition party, no matter how much I love Buhari or his cabinet, I can’t enter mosque and pray for him.

“People called us [PDP] thieves and voted APC.

“So, it is left for them to judge now.

“If Buhari is doing good, they know and let him lead Nigeria forever, but if he is doing wrong, we are always there to come and takeover in order to do the right thing.”
Wed, 07 Oct 2020 07:02:09 +0000
"I'll rather die broke than join illuminati" Cardi B writes after her new photo

In the photo, the rapper is seen wearing a red latex jumpsuit with a red hairband in the form of horns.

"Single, bad and rich. I do the controlling," she captioned the photo.

People commented, claiming she was indirectly announcing her entry into the Illuminati.

She reacted by sharing another photo of herself in an angel costume, with diamonds covering her private parts and white wings sticking out behind her.

"Stop with the Illuminati shit ....It was just costumes for a tiktok video DAMN!" she captioned the photo.

She added in the comments of her post: "I will never join nothing. I rather die broke. Money cant buy my faith in God."]]>
Wed, 07 Oct 2020 07:00:16 +0000
Davido states why he wants to marry Chioma his lover

In a video shared online by music executive, Sosoberekon, Davido said Chioma's caring attitude towards his staff and others endeared him and is one of the many reasons he is will be getting married to her.

''She is the most beautiful woman in the world. In my house, before I eat, my assistant would eat, everybody must eat''he said

In a recent interview, Davido said they had planned to get married in July this year but due to the Coronavirus pandemic, they had to shift it to sometime next year. ]]>
Wed, 07 Oct 2020 06:52:54 +0000
118 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-41, Rivers-19, Osun-17, Nasarawa-13, Kaduna-5, Anambra-5, Edo-3, Ogun-3, Kwara-3, Ondo-3, Katsina-2, Niger-2, Plateau-1, Akwa Ibom-1.

There are now 59,583 confirmed cases of Coronavirus and 1,113 deaths have been recorded. 51,308 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Wed, 07 Oct 2020 06:44:05 +0000
Liverpool winger, Xherdan Shaqiri tests positive for coronavirus

The 28-year-old Swiss winger returned the positive test after joining up with the Switzerland squad for their upcoming games against Croatia, Spain, and Germany.

The Swiss FA has confirmed Shaqiri is now in isolation and is "in contact with health authorities".

A statement read: "The strict protective measures and requirements of UEFA for national teams in accordance with the 'UEFA Return to Play Protocol' have been strictly adhered to since the move began.

"Based on this, clarifications are currently underway with the local health authorities about how to proceed.

Shaqiri, who was linked with a move away from Anfield this summer, is the third Liverpool player to test positive for coronavirus after Thiago Alcantara and Sadio Mane.]]>
Tue, 06 Oct 2020 11:12:45 +0000
"If you like, curse me" Daddy Showkey opposes call to end SARS

The veteran singer stated that ending SARS will not solve the problem of police brutality in Nigeria.

He added that even if the government agrees to end SARS, they can't scrap the police force and those SARS officers who harass youths will still remain in the force.

He, instead, asked that Nigerians call for the reorientation of the police force.]]>
Tue, 06 Oct 2020 10:17:38 +0000
I hated my big boobs - Abby Zeus poses completely nude in new photos

The Body positivity activist and founder of The Boob Movement explain in a post that she used to hate her big boobs because she believed they were ugly. But by sharing her naked photos online, Abby says it's a way of expressing herself after embracing her flaws and facing her insecurities.

According to her, it’s more than just taking nudes of herself because she's accepted her body and is proud of breaking the rules in the society.

Sharing these naked photos of herself posing in bed, she wrote:

'I am an artist, a model, a creator and this is how I choose to express myself.

Believe it or not, I used to hate my body with a passion. I hated my big boobs and couldn’t relate with anybody around me at the time. I used to cover up as much as possible to hide what I believed was so UGLY then.

It’s always a deep moment of reflection when I look at myself now in the mirror and in my pictures. I’ve come a long way; embracing my flaws and facing my insecurities head-on! It’s more than just taking nudes for me.

It’s therapeutic to be able to wallow in the beauty of my NATURAL body. God knew exactly what he was doing. And no, I’m not ashamed. I’m proud of breaking the rules in society. It’s freeing to rebel with a GOAL and have the odds in your favour. Whether you like me or not... doesn’t matter what you call me, I STILL WIN.
Tue, 06 Oct 2020 09:43:30 +0000
2500-Year-Old Intact & Sealed Coffins Discovered In Egypt (Pictures)
An Egyptian archaeological mission has discovered a large collection of 2,500-year-old sealed sarcophagi and figurines at the Saqqara Necropolis in Giza.

Opening one of the ornately decorated sarcophagi for the first time before assembled media, the team revealed mummified remains wrapped in burial cloth that bore hieroglyphic inscriptions in bright colours.

The dramatic find was unearthed south of Cairo in the sprawling burial ground of Saqqara, the necropolis of the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

On the site - around 10 miles south-east of the Pyramids of Giza - 59 anthropoid painted coffins have been discovered so far. Around 40 were displayed to the press.

The majority of coffins housed mummified remains which initial research suggests would have been priests, top officials and elites in ancient Egyptian society.

All of whom would have likely been subject to ancient Egypt's complex burial rituals after they died, including having their brains removed with an iron hook.

The discovery was announced on Friday by Egypt's Minister of Antiquities and Tourism, Dr. Khaled El-Enany.

'Today I can say most of the discoveries have been made by Egyptian teams on Egyptian soil. This is something I am immensely proud of,' El-Enany said.

He said the mission had started re-excavating the site two months ago, and uncovered a burial shaft 36 feet deep. Inside, they found 13 intact coffins.

The team continued their excavations, discovering two more shafts - 32 and 39 feet deep - also filled with coffins.]]>
Tue, 06 Oct 2020 08:46:44 +0000
Two women strangle their brother's 2-year-old son to death, hide body in wardrobe

The child was killed on September 29 by her two aunts, who had then covered his body in a blanket and hid it in a wardrobe inside their house, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Central Noida, Harish Chander said.

"The child had gone missing and on September 29, the family had approached the local Surajpur police station where a case for 'missing' was lodged in connection with the matter and probe taken up," Chander said.

Later that night, the toddler's body was recovered from the wardrobe and taken to a hospital where doctors confirmed death and stated asphyxiation as the cause, the officer said.

"The matter was investigated and the two aunts were interrogated based on evidence suggesting their role. The two women have confessed to killing the child and have been arrested," he claimed.

The incident took place when accused Pinki, who is married and is the elder sister of co-accused Rinki, had visited her parent's house. Both siblings, around 30 years of age, told police that they were upset with the child's mother Sapna, wife of their brother, over her attitude towards them, according to the police.

They were also "jealous" of Sapna as their brother took her side and often taunted the sisters on various issues, giving rise to hatred among them that led to the extreme step by the duo, the police said.

An FIR has been lodged against them at the Surajpur police station under Indian Penal Code sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence), the police added.

Tue, 06 Oct 2020 07:32:35 +0000
Man is jailed for puncturing condom with a pin before having sex with woman

Andrew Lewis, 47, used a pin to make a hole in the contraceptive to trick the victim on March 10, 2018, a court heard.

The train driver received a four-year sentence at Worcester Crown Court on October 2 after admitting rape at an earlier hearing.

Glyn Samuel, prosecuting, said the woman had found the pin and other pierced condoms in a bedside draw. She checked the used condom in the bin and saw the hole.

The woman described the act as "pure evil" to police later that year.

Mr Samuel said: "He told police he had hoped the condom would split and it would improve the intimacy.

"He said it was the stupidest thing he has ever done. In piercing the condom beforehand there was a degree of planning involved."

Mr Samuel added there was little case law to help Judge Nicholas Cole with the sentence.

Lynette McClement, defending, said Lewis, from Worcester, wanted to enhance intimacy, not get the woman pregnant.

Ms McClement said: "She had every right to choose her form of contraception. He had hoped it would tear, and as a result she would change her mind. It is an unusual case."

Sentencing him, Judge Cole said the woman had made it plain she did not want a baby.

She had given consent as long as Lewis wore the condom, so it had been a devious act.

The judge said: "It was a breach of trust. The offence of rape is so serious a custodial sentence is appropriate."]]>
Tue, 06 Oct 2020 07:28:58 +0000
Regina Daniels and hubby, Ned Nwoko, unfollow each other on IG

A check on their Instagram pages shows that the couple who welcomed their first child in June this year, have since unfollowed each other. The reason behind this is yet to be ascertained.]]>
Tue, 06 Oct 2020 07:23:04 +0000
Two university students are in hospital after falling from balcony while taking selfie

The unnamed 19-year-old women were part of a gathering at an off-campus apartment building in Philadelphia, USA, when they fell at 2am on Saturday, October 3.

The Temple University undergraduates fell onto the pavement of an alleyway alongside the building, and one remains in a critical condition in hospital.

The other patient suffered leg and ankle injuries during the incident. A group of young women were seen crying at the scene in news footage.

Fellow students later complained the rooftop safety barriers are inadequate, while neighbours said they hoped the accident would act as a wake-up call.

Arnav Johri said: "There's not enough room blocking you from falling off, so if you're drinking and you run right into it, it's really easy to slip right off because it only comes to like a little halfway between your knee and hip."

One neighbour said the coronavirus pandemic had not deterred students from partying.

Ada Banks said: "Just hope that someone learns from their example not to be on the roof. It happens all the time."

She added, the students are "still children at heart, and they have no fear".

The building's management company told local media that the rooftop is a deck with a parapet wall and railings.

Tue, 06 Oct 2020 07:19:21 +0000
Manchester United confirm £15.4m signing of left-back Alex Telles from Porto

The 27-year-old Brazil international had a medical at Carrington on Sunday night and penned a four-year deal until June 2024 with the option of a further year.

Telles has now become United's second signing of the summer following Donny van de Beek's £40m arrival from Ajax with former Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani expected to follow on deadline day by signing on a free transfer.

Telles told the club's official website: 'To join a club with the prestige of Manchester United is a huge honour.

'You have to work hard to get to this moment in your career and now I am coming to this club, I can promise that I will give everything in my heart to be a success here.

'I won many trophies at FC Porto and I want to continue that at United. The manager has a clear plan and direction for this team and I can't wait to pull on the famous shirt.

Solskjaer added: 'First and foremost, I welcome Alex to United. He is a player we have been tracking for some time and his performances over the past few years are exactly what we are looking for. He is a fighter and a winner and will add real determination and competition to the squad.

'Alex has the qualities, both as a player and as a person, that we want here at Manchester United.']]>
Tue, 06 Oct 2020 07:15:13 +0000
I can buy your bar 10 times - Davido brags

The singer was heard telling the management of the facility that he can buy the bar 10 times after one his crew members was bounced. It was further alleged that the crew member was in possession of what wasn't allowed in the bar. ]]>
Tue, 06 Oct 2020 07:13:36 +0000
Woman's ‘heart explodes’ after having cosmetic treatment for stretch marks

Claudia Bertodli, 45, reacted negatively to carboxytherapy, which caused her death in a clinic in Concordia, Argentina, family members s Claudia died after carbon dioxide injected into her skin travelled to her heart, causing it to explode.

The treatment involves infused carbon dioxide which is injected into the body and can be applied to the face, buttocks, stomach and legs.

It is said to be able to increase the circulation of blood in certain areas to reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks.

Her brother, Claudio Bertoldi has said Claudia was undergoing her second session of Carboxytherapy at the centre when she suffered complications.

Claudio said that Canal 5 Noticias staff "administered carbon dioxide intravenously," which made her heart "explode."

"They injected that into her veins, it went to her heart and they exploded it,” he said.

He claims staff at the clinic "were not trained" and said the procedure should have been carried out "by a specialist."

Claudio has since reported the clinic for malpractice and has said the "fatal error" has "ruined a family."

He said the clinic took Claudia from her three children age 5, 12 and 21.

An autopsy is currently being undertaken on Caludia's body, but it will not be publicly available until later this week.

Police have reportedly said the strongest theory is that Caludia died after carbon dioxide was introduced into a vein. The mistake would have instantly killed her when it reached her heart.

Detectives have now opened an investigation against the clinic to make sure it was legally conducting its practices and had the appropriate staff to carry them out.]]>
Tue, 06 Oct 2020 07:11:14 +0000
God wants an Igbo person to be president in 2023 –Chukwuemeka Ezeife says

Ezeife stated this when he spoke at the Prof Akunyili Women Development Centre, Awka, Anambra State during a summit for the grand opening of the Global Movement for Igbo Presidency 2023 on Monday, October 5.

While commending the initiator of the Global Movement for Igbo Presidency, Kennedy Iyere, from Edo State, Ezeife said

“It appears God in heaven is saying it is time for a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction. Other Nigerians seem to believe in Igbo president more than the Igbo people. Igbos are the development agents of Nigeria. We make Nigeria look more like a nation. We believe culturally in developing any part of the world we find ourselves in.

We deserve to be given a chance and I am glad that our people in diaspora and from other tribes unanimously agree that an Igbo president is what Nigeria needs to take the next strides towards development,” he said.]]>
Tue, 06 Oct 2020 07:08:20 +0000
House of Reps member, Akin Alabi files motion to dissolve SARS

The lawmaker who noted that the security agency has made headlines in recent times “over ceaseless killings and attacks on innocent citizens”, added that SARS operatives have become so lawless that even the police inspector-general can no longer contain their excesses.

Alabi further stated that there is enough evidence in the public domain to proscribe SARS immediately.

He said;

“Policing in Nigeria continues to fall short of modern practices where citizens should be treated with utmost respect and decorum, therefore making it very difficult for an average citizen to truly trust that the police are their friends."

It is expected that the motion will be considered on Tuesday October 6. ]]>
Tue, 06 Oct 2020 07:06:27 +0000
Shelve your planned protest- Minister of Youths, Sunday Dare tells Naira Marley

The singer in a tweet posted yesterday evening said at about 9am today, he would be leading a peaceful protest in Lagos.

''So 9am tomorrow we move 2nd toll gate Peaceful protest No vandalism, no fights and no stealing.'' the singer tweeted

Reacting to his tweet, the Minister appealed to him and others to shelve the protest as their grievances regarding SARS and police brutality are currently being addressed.

''I urge you and other youth not to embark upon any protest. Your grievances are being addressed at the highest level of government. As the Minister in charge of youth I know this is an issue that must be tackled. Government is doing just that.'' The Minister tweeted

Naira Marley is yet to react to the Minister's appeal.]]>
Tue, 06 Oct 2020 07:03:32 +0000
Singer, Trey Songz tests positive for COVID-19

The 35-year-old father of one took to social media on Monday night October 5, to share the news with his fans in a video he posted.

“Here with a very important message to let you know I tested positive for COVID-19,” he shared. “I’ve taken many tests as I’ve been out protesting, food drives, of course, I have a very young son at home, so I get tested periodically and this time it, unfortunately, came back positive.”

The Bottoms Up singer said he 'will be taking it seriously' and 'self-quarantining ... until he sees a negative sign.'

“I will be taking it seriously,” he continued, after noting 1/1000 Black people have died from the virus. “I will be self-quarantining, I will be in my house until I see a negative sign.”

He also noted that 7.5 million Americans have contracted the virus, and that 'one out of 1000 Black people have died from it.

Songz added, 'My grandfather passed away early this year and while it wasn’t said that it was COVID, I do believe it was; so, I’ve always taken it serious.'

He advised his fans, 'If you come in contact with COVID, please do the same, please do the same - don’t be like the president.']]>
Tue, 06 Oct 2020 07:01:34 +0000
If not for God Almighty, I would have been a story - Actor Mr Ibu

In an interview with Nigizietv, Mr. Ibu said if not for God Almighty, he would have been a ''story'' by now.

Narrating one of the incidents, the actor said the poison made his stomach so big he couldn't see his legs. He said he was placed on medication which began to help shrink his stomach.

If not for God Almighty, I would have been a story perpetrated by people who don't love me.

I don't take Alcohol up till now. Some people say I don't take Alcohol yet my stomach is big, The belly is an idiot. It was after they gave me that poison. It was bigger than this before. If you had seen it, it was like a foam. I took medicine and it began to come down. Before I wasn't able to see my legs.

They took me to Nnewi, saying we had a show. They held me there and beat me up. They beat me and then inserted poison in my mouth and ran away, leaving me there. It was my boys and dancers that came and carried me home. It was in Enugu that I woke up. God said no, you are not going yet.'' he said

Speaking further, the actor said

Here in my office, they brought the first poison, I took it. I was falling around and nobody came to ask. Even the workers did not enter here even though they were hearing me fall around. I vomitted something in my bathroom.

They gave me the second one, The people that gave me are the people working with me. I swallowed another one unknowingly because I never suspected them until when God opened my eyes. They paid them and gave them enough money to make sure they eliminate me. All these plans are from Enugu, my towns people and age grades that are surprised that I can own some things, build some houses, buy house in Lagos. They asked them to go and kill me.'' he said]]>
Tue, 06 Oct 2020 07:00:12 +0000
120 COVID-19 cases recorded in Nigeria

According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Rivers state recorded 65 fresh cases, the highest for the day followed by the FCT with 12 fresh cases.

Other states with new cases include Ogun-9, Katsina-8, Anambra-7, Bauchi-5, Oyo-5. Nasarawa-3, Kaduna-2, Kwara-1, Taraba-1, Imo-1 and Delta-1.

Nigeria now has 59,465 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 50,951 patients have so far been discharged with 1,113 deaths recorded]]>
Tue, 06 Oct 2020 06:57:10 +0000
Two men arrested over rape and murder of a female doctor and her teenage daughter

The men, from Burnley, aged 51 and 56,, were arrested on Sunday evening on suspicion of two counts of murder, two counts of rape and one of arson with intent to endanger life.

The victims, Dr. Saman Mir Sacharvi, 49, and Vian Mangrio, 14, were found dead inside their house in Burnley, Lancashire, by police officers at about 8.45am on Thursday.

The officers who attended the house on Colne Road, Burnley, discovered their bodies along with evidence of fire and smoke inside.

A Home Office post-mortem examination on Dr. Sacharvi, who worked for Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust, showed that she died from pressure to her neck and was also assaulted before she died.

A trust spokesman said: 'Our thoughts are with Dr Sacharvi's family and friends at this time.

'She was a well loved and well liked colleague here at the Trust, described as 'brilliant' and a 'joy to work with'.'

Her daughter, Miss Mangrio was badly burnt, but officials have not yet determined the cause of her death. She was a pupil at Marsden Heights School in Nelson.

Detective Superintendent Jon Holmes, head of major crime, said they have a number of lines of inquiry and have made two arrests.

He said: "However this is a live investigation and we continue to ask anyone with any information to get in touch with us.

"Perhaps you have been in the Colne Road area recently and have seen something suspicious.

"Maybe you have CCTV or dashcam footage which could contain something useful. Or perhaps you think you know who is responsible.

"Whatever information you have, we would urge you to get in touch, even if you think what you know is insignificant.

"Finally, our thoughts remain with Dr. Sacharvi and Miss Mangrio's family and friends at this awful time and we send them our deepest condolences.

"We have a team of detectives dedicated to the investigation and we will leave no stone unturned."

Both of the men arrested remain in police custody.]]>
Mon, 05 Oct 2020 09:30:14 +0000
Policeman arrested for allegedly shooting 19-year-old barber dead in Abuja

According to reports, the trigger-happy police officer allegedly stormed the community with threats of killing one or two people, and fired a gunshot into the air. When residents of the area appealed to him to stop, he allegedly fired another one which sadly hit the barber who was pronounced dead at the hospital where he was rushed to.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the FCT police command, ASP Yusuf Mariam said the Commissioner of Police, CP Bala Ciroma, has ordered an investigation into the incident and that the accused police officer has been arrested and will be charged accordingly.

“The Police Officer identified to have shot the deceased has been arrested, detained and will be charged accordingly.

“While commiserating with the family and friends of the deceased, the Commissioner of Police wishes to guarantee members of the public that the Command will be lucid in its investigation and ensure the findings are made public,” the statement read]]>
Mon, 05 Oct 2020 09:26:54 +0000
Security guard arrested in Ogun state over alleged plan to rob and kill his manager

The suspect, Adamu Ibrahim, engaged as a security guard at Inspiration Fuel Station, in Matogun area of Agbodo in Ifo Local Government Council Area of Ogun State, allegedly contracted two street urchins, Ajibola Yusuf and Bakare Ifakayode, to rob the station's manager of the N3million in his possession and kill him.

It was gathered that the suspect gave the area boys the description of the man, the motorcycle the manager was to ride on as well as his route and instructed them to ensure that he was killed so as to leave no traces for suspicion.

Spokesperson of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident in a statement said the street urchins notified the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Agbado Division, SP Kehinde Kuranga, who urged them to play along with the security man while detailing his crack detectives to mount surveillance around the spot

"Adamu Ibrahim was arrested following a report at the Station by the duo of Ajibola Yusuf and Bakare Ifakayode to the effect that, they received series of phone calls from the suspect that the manager of the fuel station would be leaving the Station at about 8:00pm with huge amount of money running to Three million naira," Oyeyemi stated.

"They reported further that the suspect gave a description of their intended target alongside his motorcycle, instructing them to ambush, rob him of the money and kill him so as not to trace the incident to them. They stated further that the suspect believed that, being area boys, they would be useful for him to realize his devilish plan; but averred that being area boys, was not enough to introduce them to armed robbery",

He continued: "The DPO, Agbado Division asked them to continue playing along with the suspect while he detailed his detectives to be on the suspect's trail. Unknown to him that policemen were on his trail, he continued calling the duo, telling them the description of the manager and the route he would be passing through. Before he knew what was going on, the detectives swooped and got him arrested",

Unaware that his evil plan had been blown open he initially denied, but when confronted with evidence, he confessed.

"On further interogation, he confessed to the police that the two people he contracted had the semblance of those who earlier robbed the same Station some years ago, adducing it to why he confided in them to carry out another robbery from which he would be a beneficiary to it", the statement reads.

Oyeyemi said the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for further investigation.

The CP, according to Oyeyemi, has cautioned members of the public, especially business owners, to always have a proper back ground check of anyone they want to employ in order not to employ criminals unknowingly.

Mon, 05 Oct 2020 09:25:10 +0000
BBNaija's Jackye Madu flaunts her long legs in new sexy photos Mon, 05 Oct 2020 09:23:38 +0000 11 kidnapped victims rescued from bandits in Zamfara

The victims, eight males and three females, are from Bauchi, Niger, Sokoto and Zamfara respectively.

Matawalle, who received them at the Government House on Saturday, October 3, assured his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace returns in the state.

He directed the victims be taken to hospital for medical treatment before finally reuniting them with their families.]]>
Mon, 05 Oct 2020 08:13:48 +0000
Police parade 26-year-old mother who hacked her two children to death with cutlass
Spokesman of the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, who confirmed the development in a statement while parading the suspect in Kano on Sunday, October 4, said the police received information that the suspect allegedly hacked her two children to death with a cutlass.

"On the 03/10/2020 at about 1130hrs, information received revealed that one Hauwa'u Habibu 'f' 26 years old of Diso Quarters, Gwale LGA, Kano State attacked and killed her two biological children by name Irfan Ibrahim 'm' 6 years old and Zuhura Ibrahim 'f' 3 years old and wounded one Aisha Sadiq 'f' 10 years old, her nephew of the same address, and fled to unknown destination," the statement reads.

"Team of detectives immediately rushed to the scene and took the victims to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano where a Medical Doctor confirmed the two children dead, whereas the said Aisha Sadiq was transferred to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, treated and discharged,"

"The Command's Commissioner of Police, CP Habu A. Sani, psc raised and directed a team of Operation Puff Adder led by SP Nasiru Gusau, Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Gwale Division to arrest the suspect within 24hours. The suspect was arrested on the same date at about 2250hrs,"

"On preliminary investigations, the suspect confessed to have locked up their dwelling house, used Machete and Aluminium made Pestle and attacked the three helpless children, causing severe injuries on different parts of their bodies where the quick intervention of the Police saved Aisha to live and give the horrific story.

Haruna said that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Habu Ahmad, has ordered the case to be transferred to the Homicide Section, State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), for discrete investigation.

Mon, 05 Oct 2020 07:58:15 +0000
Father of two slams actress Chacha Eke for ending her marriage

Recall that the mother of three took to Instagram to announce that her marriage to movie director, Austin Fanni Ikechukeu is over and she would share her story someday. Read Here

Reacting to report, Mr Maduakor, who calls himself Wiseman Jesus, said that "disobedient wives needs violence. and women of noways are quick to cry domestic violence over small beating"

He wrote;

"Chacha Eke can stay in marriage in movie but can't in real life. She always obey her husband on movies and opposite is the case in real life. People and fake life," he wrote.

"A disobedient wife needs violence. All this Nollywood akwunas. I love Chacaha and her role on movies and she sticks to marriage on set . What is it that your husband did that you are leaving . Why not endure till end . I have lived in domestic violence house and I know at some times you have to stick and keep moving . If he beat you, run and come back,"

"Women of nowadays small beating you will start shouting domestic violence. If you meet real violence you cant even run. Thats why we have high rate of divorce nowadays. Stop disobeying your man"]]>
Mon, 05 Oct 2020 07:54:19 +0000
Man arrested for sodomizing three underage boys in Anambra

The suspect identified as Michael Nwoha was arrested at 8:30pm on October 2, following a tip-off.

It was gathered that he has made voluntary confessional statement to the police and blamed his act on demons. The statement released by Anambra police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed read;

On the 2/10/2020 at about 8:30pm,following a tip off,Police detectives attached to 3-3 Division arrested one Michael Nwoha 'm' aged 46years native of Uzuakoli in Bende LGA of Abia State but resides at NO.10 Uke Street 3-3 Nkwelle Ezunaka in Oyi LGA of Anambra State.

2. Suspect allegedly had carnal knowledge against the order of nature with three Small boys of between 6,14 and 17years on different occasions.

3. Suspect has equally made a voluntary confessional statement to the police and blamed his act on demons.

4. Meanwhile,scene of crime was visited by Police detectives and three victims, all boys were taken to the hospital for medical examination.

5. Consequently,the Commissioner of Police *CP John B. Abang,fdc* has ordered for immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal investigation Department(CID)for discreet investigation after which the suspect would be brought to book.]]>
Mon, 05 Oct 2020 07:51:00 +0000
Regina Daniels' mother, Rita Daniels bags chieftaincy title (photos)

The excited actress who shared photos from her installation ceremony, said she was given the title of "Ochiudo of Ogwashi-uku kingdom".

Rita Daniels wrote;

All thanks to God for a successful Chieftaincy installation Ceremony Yesterday. (OCHIUDO OF OGWASHI-UKU KIINGDOM)]]>
Mon, 05 Oct 2020 07:49:42 +0000
I feel concerned and sometimes angry that SARS operatives arrest and kill young men

Osinbajo who also commended Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) for speaking up against injustices meted out by some security operatives on young Nigerians, stated that he's been concerned and sometimes angry that SARS operatives arrest and kill young men.

Wondering why the security operatives will run such operations without their uniforms, Osinbajo urged the police to stick to their mandate.

He wrote on Instagram;

Police Violation of Young People’s Right Unacceptable

• The harassment of young Nigerians by some police officers is completely unacceptable, unlawful and illegal. The government and the police must, and will, ensure that every one of those allegations is properly investigated and those found responsible, prosecuted.]]>
Mon, 05 Oct 2020 07:46:32 +0000
SZA confirms dating Drake in 2008, says it was 'completely innocent'

Drake made the revelation in “Mr. Right Now”, a song off Savage Mode 2 the new album by 21 Savage and Metro Booming. In his verse on Mr. Right Now, Drake rapped “Yeah, said she wanna f*ck to some SZA, wait/Cause I used to date SZA back in ’08/If you cool with it, baby, she can still play.”

That was however not the first time the Canadian rapper has name-dropped SZA in a song. He also did same in Diplomatic Immunity where he referenced him meeting her in 2017 when she made a Toronto tour stop in support of her last album CTRL.

Though the age of consent in Drake's native Toronto, Canada is 16, however it is 18 where he resides in California and it is speculated that SZA might have been 17 at that time.

SZA has now confirmed that she and Drake dated in the late 2000s and further revealed that Drake did take some "poetic rap license" in the verse. She added that they dated in 2009 when she was 18 and it was completely innocent.

She tweeted;

So It was actually 2009 lol.. in this case a year of poetic rap license mattered

lol I think he jus innocently rhymed 08 w wait . Anybody who really knows me and was around during this time can confirm.. it’s all love all peace

I just didn’t want anybody thinking anything underage or creepy was happening . Completely innocent . Lifetimes ago .]]>
Mon, 05 Oct 2020 07:44:19 +0000
58 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases as follows; Plateau-18, Lagos-15, Katsina-10, Ogun-5, Kaduna-4, Edo-3, Ekiti-1, FCT-1, Ondo-1.

There are now 59,345 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1, 113 deaths have been recorded. 50,768 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Mon, 05 Oct 2020 07:42:18 +0000
Actress Chache Eke-Faani announces the end of her 7-year-old marriage

In an emotional video shared on her Instagram page this morning October 3, the mum of three said she is leaving the marriage with her life ad would share her story someday.

''You will say I am crazy but I am not. This video is to let the world know that I am done with the marriage. I don't have a lot to prove that I am done with him but I am done. I'm done. I am leaving with my life finally. I can't say a lot now. You will hear my story''she said

Chacha and her hubby celebrated their 7th wedding anniversary in June 2020.

Sun, 04 Oct 2020 10:33:39 +0000
Tinubu, El-Rufai, Ganduje, others attend Atiku and Ribadu's children's wedding (photos)

Guests at the wedding include Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor Aminu Tambuwal and many others.]]>
Sun, 04 Oct 2020 10:30:30 +0000
Chief priest stabbed to death for impregnating Muslim lady in Delta

The Nation reports that the victim impregnated a ‘Hausa lady’, which did not go well with her Muslim parents, who are against the relationship based on religious differences. Some other residents in the area claim that the deceased was killed because he rejected the pregnancy.

It was gathered the deceased had gone for a festival on Degbori street when he was ambushed and stabbed by hoodlums reportedly from the Hausa enclave.

“The deceased was killed because a Hausa lady got pregnant for him. He allegedly rejected the pregnancy. The incident has brought serious tension,” a source claimed

Another source said

“The hoodlums who are believed to be from the Hausa community attacked and stabbed him to death on Thursday. The Igbudu community youths are angry over the death of the deceased. Thus, fighting, robbery, and a riot broke out between the Urhobo and Hausa groups.

The ever-busy Igbudu market was forcefully closed on Friday evening as traders ran away for the safety of their lives. And there are fears that the youths may avenge the death of the chief priest.

The incident is a bad one because cult groups have taken over the fight. The last person that was killed by the same group during the lockdown was the younger brother of Mr. Victor. The people of the priest are angry”.

A senior police source at the Warri Area Command revealed that the parents wanted the girl to terminate the pregnancy but she refused.

“They said a Hausa girl was pregnant for him and the parents wanted her to terminate the pregnancy but she ran to the police station.

So the girl said Christian girls do get pregnant for Muslims so why can’t she? And she decided to keep the pregnancy.

They were having a festival in that area and the said chief priest was passing. They said some Hausa boys now pointed that ‘look at the man that brought disgrace (impregnating the Hausa girl) to us’ and one of them stabbed him to death,” the police source disclosed.

Asked if the chief priest had rejected the pregnancy, the Police said “he didn’t. They said their daughter shouldn’t have been pregnant for a non-Muslim”.

The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, confirmed the killing of the chief priest by suspected ‘Hausa boys’.

“Yes, the chief priest was killed but not because he was a chief priest. The area is calm now'' Onovwakpoyeya said

Sun, 04 Oct 2020 10:25:17 +0000
University lecturer allegedly commits suicide in Edo state

Orobator’s lifeless body was discovered behind his apartment in Obakhazbaye area of Benin City, the state capital at about 1.30 p.m. on Friday, October 2.

The father of four, said to be in his 50’s, and a member of the College of Education Academic Staff Union, (COEASU), had complained bitterly to close associates over lack of money to tend to his failing health.

It was gathered that two days before he took the drastic step, the late lecturer told a colleague that he was tired of begging for money from friends to cater for his family needs and his health challenges.

The Chairman of the College of Education Academic Staff Union, (COEASU), Fred Omonuwa, who confirmed the incident, said their colleague died as a result of lack and inability to access medical care.

"It is clear the death came as a result of lack and inability to access medical facilities. Some months ago, he became very sick and depended on friends for assistance but very recently he started complaining of getting tired of consistently begging to survive," Omonuwa said.

“Of course, everybody knows that the Edo State Government owes us 13 months of salary, which we have continued to agitate for even before the election, but it was tagged “political agitation”. The man couldn’t provide for himself. His wife just had a baby. We were surprised yesterday (Friday), that he took his own life. Before he committed suicide, he spoke to some colleagues on Wednesday, complaining bitterly on his inability to access medical facility and becoming very ashamed of begging friends for money to treat himself.

“We are aware some friends in Lagos and Benin have done their best in the past few weeks by providing money for him and yesterday he took his life by hanging. We are very much aware that the suicide he committed was as a result of lack of money. As far as we are concerned, we, staff of the college, are pained. Our people are going through a lot and dying but this is an extreme case because of the way he took his own life,"

Omonuwa appealed to the state government to pay the workers their 13 months unpaid salary.

"Edo State government should please listen to us. Now, school is about to resume. Our members can’t even pay the school fees of their children. What have we done to deserve this? We are pained by the loss of this senior colleague, a principal lecturer. We are not happy.” he added.

The remains of late Orobator have been deposited at a mortuary by men of the Oba market Police statio]]>
Sun, 04 Oct 2020 10:23:19 +0000
Saraki, Atiku, others call for the restructuring of SARS

Atiku in a post shared on his Facebook page, said the police unit which was created to confront violent crimes such as armed robbery and kidnapping, has metamorphosed into a unit that intimidates and harasses Nigerians. He called for an urgent review of SARS operations with a view to flush out the rogue elements in it

''The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigerian Police was set up to confront violent crimes such as armed robbery, kidnapping and other related crimes. However, the unit has today morphed into an oppressor of the Nigerian masses who strive every day for a better life.

Reports of intimidation, harassment and outright extortion by officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) have continued unabated. I strongly condemn their cruel actions against our people, and I urge the government to rise to the occasion and nip this monstrosity in the bud with the seriousness it deserves.

It's expedient that the activities of SARS are reviewed to ensure that the rogue elements are excised from the unit and sanity returned to its operations.'' he wrote

On his part, former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, described as ''disheartening' reports of the continued harassment and illegal arrests and detention of Nigerians particularly young people, by SARS officers. He called on the Federal government to put an end to reprehensible activities of SARS officers.

''The reports of the continued harassment, illegal arrest, detention and high handedness by rogue cells of SARS against innocent Nigerians - most of them young people - in spite of the efforts to reform the Police & raise standards of policing are disheartening.

A situation where the officers of the Police Force become a threat to the lives and property of the citizens they swore to protect is condemnable and unacceptable.

I call on the Federal Government to immediately put a stop to these reprehensible activities and restructure the unit to better perform its lawful duties of safe guarding the lives and property of the Nigerian people.''

Clergyman, Apostle Johnson Suleman, on his part, called for the outright proscription of SARS.

''SARS should be proscribed..they are a disgrace to the police force..they are worst than the 'criminals' they claim to be against..their trigger-happy nature have rendered mothers childless,sent youths on premature extinction.wasted destinies.they will reap what they sow''he tweeted
Sun, 04 Oct 2020 10:21:37 +0000
Two years after leaving BBN, my relatives still think I'm wicked for not sharing money

The reality show star who slammed relatives who won't work but keep begging for money, stated that two years after leaving BBNaija, some of them still think she is wicked for not calling them to share some money she won on the show. ]]>
Sun, 04 Oct 2020 10:18:10 +0000
Lai Mohammed defends Buhari over fuel price comparison with Saudi Arabia

Recall that Buhari in his Independence day speech said “We sell petrol at N161 per litre when same is sold at N168 per litre in Saudi Arabia; N211 per litre in Egypt; N362 per litre in Ghana; N362 per litre in Chad, and N346 per litre in Niger Republic. It does not make sense for petrol to be cheaper in Nigeria than Saudi Arabia."

The President's speech ignited controversy as critics insisted that Saudi Arabia have a higher minimum wage, standard of living and infrastructure than Nigeria.

Lai Mohammed however defended the Nigerian leader while featuring in a Radio Nigeria current affairs programme, “Radio Link’’ in Abuja on Saturday October 3. He said;

“Some people have asked why we should compare ourselves to Saudi Arabia with better infrastructure and higher wages. Our answer to that is very simple. Saudi Arabia has 34 million people while Nigeria has 200 million people. Saudi Arabia produces 10 million barrels of crude oil per day, while Nigeria produces at its best, 2.1 million barrel per day. Their population is about one-sixth of Nigeria’s population and they are blessed with more resources. Therefore, they can afford to pay higher wages and build infrastructure."
Sun, 04 Oct 2020 10:15:20 +0000
Nigeria Records 160 New Cases Of COVID-19, One Death
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed this in its latest update on the virus’ spread within the country.

The 160 new cases were reported from 13 states, including Rivers (42), Lagos (32), Plateau (21), FCT (18), Kaduna (14), Ogun (11), Katsina (10), Kwara (3), Ondo (3), Imo (3), Anambra (1), Abia (1), and Oyo (1).]]>
Sun, 04 Oct 2020 10:12:54 +0000
Woman narrates encounter with a lesbian in a club toilet

Mokeji said she went to the restroom in a club last night and felt someone touching her waist. She turned to find that it was a woman. She said the woman was making seductive moves and she realized then that she's a member of the LGBTQ community.

However, Mokeji referred to LGBT as LGTV and it is now trending on Twitter after the tweet went viral.

Mokeji wrote: "At the club last night, went to the restroom to clean my makeup then I felt someone touching my back and my waist. I looked back and it was one girl. I was like “you dey okay?”. Weyrey put hand for breast dey wink. I was so disgusted. At least if you wan be LGTV, be fresh nau.

"I first dey wonder say who be this mad man wey God wan punish this night now. I come look back na girl. I was weaaak. The fact that she looked so razz and eljibitiq no fit am burst my head. “What is wrong with you? You dey okay?” Weyrey fe seduce iyalaya e."

Sat, 03 Oct 2020 07:37:48 +0000
Kiddwaya's fans hold World press conference for him as he returns to Abuja

The fans had thronged to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport to receive him and afterwards proceeded to the venue of the press conference where they asked him all questions including his relationship with Erica.

Sat, 03 Oct 2020 07:33:59 +0000
Nigerian man bags 40 years in UK jail for double murder

28-year-old Obinna Ezeoke was sentenced on Thursday, October 1, 2020.

Obina Ezeoke was convicted in September 2020 after an unprecedented five trials in four years for shooting dead 53-year-old Annie Ekofo and her 21-year-old nephew, psychology student Bervil their home in East Finchley.

According to prosecutors, Obinna, said to be a drug dealer, crept into Mrs Ekofo's home just after dawn with intent to kill a target of gang revenge.

On hearing a noise in the house, Bervil, a student and nephew staying with Mrs Ekofo, went to investigate and was shot at close range.]]>
Sat, 03 Oct 2020 07:32:09 +0000
#JusticeforFavour: 13 year old girl allegedly raped to death in Lagos

According to a statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Favour was sent on an errand by her mother to go and buy a carton of Gala for her at Olanrewaju street, Ejigbo at about 8.30pm.

''When Favor did not return on time, a search party was raised to look for her, till when her father came back from work and himself started looking for the girl. Later information got to them that a girl had been raped to death at No.4, Olanrewaju street Ejigbo. On getting there, the body of Favor Okechukwu was found dead in a room that belongs to one Ajom Brimcewil Tabi at No.4, Olanrewaju street, Ejigbo, Lagos. The body was found stark naked with blood flowing out of her private part. '' Adejobi said

The spokesperson added that the said Brimcewil Tabi has been arrested and is currently in detention. He stated that the state Commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered a thorough Investigation into the case.

Sat, 03 Oct 2020 07:22:30 +0000
Armed robbers attack bank in Ekiti and cart away millions of Naira

According to reports, the robbers who were armed with sophisticated weapons stormed the bank around 3.30pm and blasted the security doors with an explosive device suspected to be dynamite. The robbers reportedly operated for about 40 minutes and carted away several millions of Naira.

An eyewitness said police officers were nowhere to be found while the robbery attack lasted.

“In fact, the police disappointed us. They disappointed the people of Iyin today. The robbers robbed for over 40 minutes without any challenge.

They came in two vehicles , shot into the air and scared the people around away. In fact, those in the nearby market left their commodities and ran for their lives.

The police station along Igede Ekiti was not up to 500 metres while the police patrol point along Ado Ekiti should be a kilometre away, but none of them responded for over 40 minutes the robbers operated. But we thank God nobody was killed, but the agony of the gunshots was too much on the locals” the eyewitness said

The spokesperson of the state police command, Sunday Abutu, confirmed the incident and said efforts are being made to apprehend the suspected robbers.

“We got a distress call from Iyin Ekiti about the robbery and we immediately dispatched our men and officers to the place. I want to confirm to you that the robbers are being chased as I speak with you and the determination is to effect their arrest.

We are assuring the people that the hoodlums shall be arrested and brought to justice. Ekiti is not a safe haven for robbers and that we shall continue to sustain” Abutu said
Sat, 03 Oct 2020 07:19:59 +0000
"I see myself in her, she's my daughter" Kiddwaya's mother hugs and kisses Erica

Speaking at the event on Friday, October 2, Susan Waya said she was there to welcome the Elites - Erica's fans - and to show support for Erica, who was her son Kiddwaya's love interest in the Big Brother Naija house during the recently concluded season of the reality show.

Standing beside Erica, Susan Waya said: "I see myself in this little lady and I'm here to support her. I can't replace her mother but she's my daughter. And today, I want to confirm to you, I am KiddRica."

KiddRica is a portmanteau of Kiddwaya and Erica's names, and people rooting for them and their relationship refer to themselves as KiddRica shippers.

Kiddwaya's mother's revelation that she's a KiddRica shipper elicited loud cheers from those present.

After her speech, she hugged and kissed Erica.]]>
Sat, 03 Oct 2020 07:18:25 +0000
No Deaths As Nigeria Records 126 New COVID-19 Cases
However, the NCDC reported 126 new cases in its latest update on the viral disease.

Till date, a total of 59,127 cases have been confirmed, with 50,593 cases discharged and 1,112 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The 126 new cases reported on Friday were from 12 states, including Lagos (62), Rivers (22), Ogun (9), Plateau (7), FCT (7), Osun (5), Kwara (5), Taraba (3), Bayelsa (2), Abia (2), Zamfara (1), and Imo (1).]]>
Sat, 03 Oct 2020 07:15:39 +0000
Europa League Draw Revealed: Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in good Group

Arsenal will face Rapid Wien, Molde, and Dundalk in group B, while Tottenham Hotspur will take on Ludogorets, LASK, and Antwerp in group J.

See the full draw below


Group A: AS Roma, Young Boys, CFR Cluj, CSKA Sofia.

Group B: Arsenal, Rapid Wien, Molde, Dundalk.

Group C: Bayer Leverkusen, Slavia Prague, Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Nice.

Group D: Benfica, Standard Liege, Rangers, Lech.

Group E: PSV Eindhoven, PAOK, Granada, Omonoia.

Group F: Napoli, Real Sociedad, AZ Alkmaar, Rijeka.

Group G: Braga, Leicester City, AEK Athens, Zorya Luhansk.

Group H: Celtic, Sparta Prague, AC Milan, Lille.

Group I: Villarreal, Qarabag, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Sivasspor.

Group J: Tottenham Hotspur, Ludogorets, LASK, Antwerp.

Group K: CSKA Moscow, Dinamo Zagreb, Feyenoord, Wolsberg.

Group L: Gent, Crvena Zvezda, Hoffenheim, Liberec.
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 14:07:10 +0000
Unidentified man and woman found dead in a Toyota Hylander in Liberia

According to reports, the incident happened on Broad street, Central Monrovia on Friday morning, October 2.

Sources at the scene said the man is reportedly an employee of the Liberia Revenue Authority.

Police have begun arriving the scene as onlookers gather. The vehicle with registration number A512984 is yet to be opened. ]]>
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 13:59:59 +0000
BBNaija's first runner-up, Dorathy Bachor rushed to the hospital

The reality show star's sister, Cynthia revealed that Dorathy was rushed to the hospital in the early hours of today October 2.

She tweeted;

Rushing her to the hospital in the early hours of today is definitely the scariest thing that ever happened to me. Pray for my baby to be back on her feet soon. Thank you guys for all the messages

Fri, 02 Oct 2020 13:55:32 +0000
Bigger bum helps athletes run faster, new study claims

The full findings of the study were published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.

The team discovered this "booty boost" factor after comparing the lower body muscles of men who were either elite sprinters, sub-elite athletes or untrained.

Elite sprinters — those with a personal best of under 9.99 seconds in the 100 metres — were found to be not only more muscular generally, but also in a very specific way.

While their calf muscles were similar in size to those of their sub-elite counterparts, others — including the gluteus maximus and hip extensors — were far bigger.

The researchers claimed the findings have the potential to revolutionise the physical training and performance of many athletes.

"Sprinting is thought to be influenced by many factors — technique, psychology, nutrition, anatomy of other structures," explained paper author and neuromuscular performance expert Jonathan Folland, of Loughborough University.

"To find a single muscle that alone seems so important, explaining nearly half the variability, is remarkable," he added.

"It appears that muscle size is more important for fast running than we thought and especially the size of the hip extensors and gluteus maximus.]]>
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 11:46:29 +0000
Lady blasts her boyfriend for gifting her N15, 000 to celebrate her birthday

Screenshots of the chat shared online, showed the lady, Tola blasting her boyfriend, Babatunde, after he reached out to her on her birthday and sent her N15, 000 to celebrate her special day.

Tola was apparently disappointed at Babatunde's monetary gift and hurled insults at him with a warning never to reach out to her again. See the screenshot below]]>
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 11:43:14 +0000
Actress, Taraji P Henson flaunts her toned body in steamy shower photoshoot

The Empire star took to Instagram to share 10 new bikini and topless photos of herself posing in an outdoor shower. ]]>
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 09:39:20 +0000
It seems my boyfriend has broken up with me Nengi talks about her boyfriend

Talking about her boyfriend during a media round, the reality show star who refused getting into a romantic relationship with Ozo because of her relationship outside the Big Brother house disclosed that her boyfriend might have broken up with her.

Nengi also revealed that she has tried reaching out to her boyfriend of almost two years, but he's not been responding. ]]>
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 09:35:42 +0000
Each House of Reps member earns N9.3m monthly — Hon. Simon Karu claims

The lawmaker, who represents Kaltungo/Shongom federal constituency of Gombe State, stated this on Thursday, October 1, in Abuja at an event to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence anniversary.

The event was tagged “FixingNigeria at 60- Sustainable and efficient democracy: Issues on accountability and transparency in governance”.

The lawmaker, who was among the guest speakers, said the sum includes monthly salaries and the office’s running cost. He, however, said most of the monthly funds were spent on constituents’ high demands.

“The official salary of a member, House of Representatives which I also receive monthly is N800,0000. I told you I was going to say it, why don’t you wait for me to say it? The office running cost of a member of the House of Representatives is N8.5 million,” he said.

“Those of you who know, know that I said exactly what it is. The problem is what the constituents demand and when you don’t meet (up), they begin to call you names.

“Just before I walked to the stage, I received three emails from my constituents demanding for money and demanding for jobs, when you don’t, it becomes an issue.”

Another member of the House at the event, Nicholas Ossai debunked Mr Karu’s revelation, urging the audience to disregard same.

“I have never received such salary since I came to the National Assembly and I have been in the National Assembly before him,” Mr Ossai said.]]>
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 09:31:15 +0000
Toyin Lawani celebrate Nigeria's 60th independence with barely coverd naked body

The fashion entrepreneur wrote in her caption: 'Happy Independence Day to Nigeria that’s nothing to write home About, But we will continue to strive and break boundaries internationally for our nation, open doors the Government couldn’t open for us for the youths, Not cause it’s our duty, But for the future, our kids Are the future. Hopefully one day our voice will be heard.']]>
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 07:37:59 +0000
Former Ugandan university lecturer sentenced for sexually molesting female student

Edward Kisuze, a registrar in the College of Computing and Information Science, was convicted on the count of indecent assault by the Buganda Road Chief Magistrate, Miriam Akello on Wednesday, September 30.

The chief magistrate said there was overwhelming evidence from the prosecution that proved the case of indecent assault against Kisuze.

“The judgement based on evidence adduced by prosecution. All ingredients of indecent assault were proved beyond reasonable doubt by the prosecution witnesses. The accused is hereby sentenced to a fine of Shs4m or in default serve two years in jail,” Ms Akello said.

However, the magistrate acquitted Kisuze of attempted rape.

Kisuze’s troubles started in 2018 after a photo circulated on social media where he was seen assaulting Ms Njoroge, a former student at the faculty.

In her testimony in court, Ms Njoroge narrated that the encounter with the former registrar occurred when she had gone to pick her transcript after graduation. She narrated that Kisuze locked her up in his office and started assaulting her.

Prosecution contended that the unethical incident happened at Makerere University on April 13, 2018 when Ms Njoroge showed up to certify her transcript and pick her recommendation letter. She was referred to the registrar’s room for help.

Later that evening, she was given the transcript but as she was trying to look through, Kisuze rushed and locked the office door before molesting her.

In his defence, Kisuze told court that Ms Njoroge, upon entering his office, started lamenting how she had been mistreated by the university. He said she actually told him she was feeling dizzy and that she had not eaten anything since morning.

Kisuze claimed as Ms Njoroge tried to stand, she broke down in his office and he thought she was suffering from epilepsy.

“I was stuck; I did not know what to do but I managed to find some drinking water for her. After a few minutes, she started gaining consciousness and she asked what I was doing with her. While wailing, she picked her phone from the bag,” he said.

Kisuze denied being the person in the photos that Ms Njoroge took and were at the time circulating on social media. He said Ms Njoroge was framing him to destroy his 20-year career and ruin his marriage.]]>
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 07:30:45 +0000
Champions League 2020/21 draw revealed

Both Juventus and Barcelona will face Dynamo Kyiv and Ferencvaros in their group stage. Current champions, Bayern Munich will take on Atletico Madrid, Red Bull Salzberg, and Lokomotiv Moscow in Group A.

See full draw below.

Group A: Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Red Bull Salzberg, Lokomotiv Moscow.

Group B: Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan, Borussia Moonchengladbach.

Group C: FC Porto, Manchester City, Olympiakos, Marseille.

Group D: Liverpool, Ajax, Atalanta, Midtjylland.

Group E: Sevilla, Chelsea, Krasnodar, Rennes.

Group F: Zenit St Petersburg, Borussia Dortmund, Lazio, Club Brugge.

Group G: Juventus, Barcelona, Dynamo Kyiv, Ferencvaros.

Group H: Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, RB Leipzig, Istanbul Basaksehir.]]>
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 07:26:18 +0000
Neo denies washing Vee's pants in the Big Brother House, says he only rinsed it

Recall, Neo went viral last week when he was seen washing what appeared to be Vee's undies while they were still in the house

Speaking during their media rounds today, the reality star denied washing Vee's panties, stating that he only rinsed them. ]]>
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 07:23:53 +0000
Nicki Minaj and husband Kenneth Petty 'welcome' their first child together

According to TMZ, the 37-year-old gave birth on Wednesday, September 30, in Los Angeles. The site shared that the gender of the child and the name have not yet been made available.

The rapper revealed her pregnancy in August when she shared stunning photos of her blossoming baby bump.

Nicki confirmed her marriage to Kenneth in October 2019 when she revealed to the world that she's changed her name.]]>
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 07:21:17 +0000
President Trump and Melania test positive for Coronavirus

The announcement came after Hope Hicks, one of the president’s closest senior advisers tested positive for the virus on Thursday October 1. This made her the highest-profile member of the administration who is in frequent contact with Trump and other top officials to contract the virus.

In a tweet shared on Friday morning, Trump wrote;

Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!

Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020

Trump was last seen in public on Thursday afternoon returning to the White House after a fundraising trip to New Jersey. He did not appear ill, though did not speak to reporters as he walked into his residence.

In a memo issued to reporters around 1 a.m. ET, the President's physician, Navy Commander Dr. Sean Conley, wrote he received confirmation of the positive tests on Thursday evening.

Conley said;

“The president and first lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence.

“Rest assured I expect the president to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering, and I will keep you updated on any future developments.”

After announcing the President's diagnosis, the White House issued a new schedule to reflect several canceled events, including a fundraiser in Washington and a campaign rally in Florida.

Mr. Trump has refused for months to wear a mask in public on all but a few occasions and repeatedly questioned their effectiveness while mocking Mr. Biden for wearing one. Trailing in the polls, the president in recent weeks increasingly held crowded campaign events in defiance of public health guidelines and sometimes state and local governments.

As of October 1, more than 7 million cases have been confirmed in the U.S. There have been more than 205,000 deaths.]]>
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 07:18:54 +0000
Nigeria Records 153 New Cases Of COVID-19, 94 Recoveries
The nation also recorded 94 recoveries within the past 24 hours.

Till date, a total of 59,001 cases have been confirmed with 50,452 cases discharged and 1,112 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The 153 new cases reported on Thursday were from 14 states, including Lagos (81), Rivers (21), FCT (11), Ogun (8), Kaduna (7), Oyo (6), Akwa Ibom (5), Osun (3), Katsina (3), Edo (2), Ebonyi (2), Nasarawa (2), Plateau (1), and Kano (1).

Lagos remains the country’s epicentre for the virus as its total confirmed cases neared 20,000.

Fri, 02 Oct 2020 07:15:39 +0000
Appeal court nullifies IGP's recruitment of 10,000 constables

The appellate court in a unanimous judgement delivered on Wednesday September 20, held that power to carry out the recruitment was exclusively that of the Police Service Commission (PSC).

The judgement delivered by the court of appeal insisted that the IGP lacked the power to make the recruitment for the police force, and upturned the December 2, 2019 verdict of a federal high court in Abuja which upheld the powers of the IGP to carry out the said recruitment.
Thu, 01 Oct 2020 09:02:06 +0000
Bobrisky shows off his "boobs" while rocking a crop top with "The Future Is Female"

The cross-dresser, who usually leaves fans guessing about whether he has transitioned to a woman or not, rocked a crop top with the words "The Future Is Female" written on it.

The top barely covered his chest and exposed his bra and "breasts"

Fans commented asking Bobrisky if the breasts are real or prosthetic.

The last time Bobrisky dressed as a man was for his father's birthday back in June and his chest was flat at the time, so it's believed what he's rocking are prosthetic boobs.]]>
Thu, 01 Oct 2020 08:50:15 +0000
Nigerian mother disgraces her daughter after catching her in a hotel room with a man

The angry mother who spoke Yoruba, was seen dragging her daughter out of the facility while hitting her intermittently. Where the incident occurred is still unclear at the time of filing this report.

Thu, 01 Oct 2020 08:43:59 +0000
Lovely photos of actress Regina Daniels with her hubby and their son, Munir
Thu, 01 Oct 2020 08:40:18 +0000
Nigeria Records 201 New COVID-19 Cases
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this on Wednesday.

Of the new cases, Lagos recorded 77, Rivers recorded 37, Plateau 25, 13 in the FCT, 12 in Kaduna and Ogun 12, eight in Adamawa,seven in Taraba, four in Imo, two each in Kwara and Osun and one each in Abia and Oyo State.

The new cases bring the total number of infections recorded in the country to 58,848.

Of the total cases, 50,358 have been discharged while 1,112 have died.
Thu, 01 Oct 2020 08:32:50 +0000
Nigerian national arrested while trying to illegally enter Bangladesh from India

The border guards had stopped the two persons near the outpost in the early hours of Tuesday September 29, when they were trying to cross the border, a BSF statement said.

Ibezim, who currently residing in Noida area, near Delhi, said he had come to India on a student visa in October, 2015.

He told the interrogators that he had come to Kolkata in a special train from New Delhi one day back, hired a taxi to reach Bagula in Nadia district, and was planning to cross over to Bangladesh "to visit the country as a traveller", the statement said.

The Nigerian, who had done his M.Tech from Mewar University, said that he had paid money to a tout.

The woman has been identified as Laxmi Rajbanshi, a resident of Kanchrapara in North 24 Parganas district.

She had been asked by the same tout to cross the border along with the Nigerian, Rajbanshi told the interrogators.

Both persons have been handed over to the Hanskhali police station and a manhunt has been launched for the tout, the statement said.]]>
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 15:07:14 +0000
Multichoice MD reveals 900million people voted in Big Brother Naija season 5

He made the revelation today, September 30, at a media briefing and presentation of prize money to Laycon, who won the Lockdown edition of the show.

According to Ugbe, the cost of producing the show was N3.5bn. He added that the show recorded 900 million votes from the different voting platforms.

Twitter users are reacting to this revelation, causing "900 million" to trend.]]>
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 13:27:10 +0000
Ritualists murder girl on her way to church in Delta and remove her vital organs

The body of the victim was discovered on a school premises in Umusume community in Obiaruku, Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State, with some vital organs of the lady missing and her hair shaved off on Sunday, September 27.

It is suspected that she was murdered and dumped in Esume-uku Primary School, Obiaruku, by ritualists.

Upon discovery, the body was evacuated by policemen attached to Obiaruku division.

The Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Mohammed, confirmed the incident, adding that the police have been combing the area since Sunday to arrest the hoodlums.]]>
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 13:12:51 +0000
Former VP Atiku’s son, Aliyu is set to wed ex-EFCC boss, Ribadu's daughter

Atiku Abubakar reportedly returned from his home in Dubai for the ceremony scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 10, after nine months outside Nigeria.

The wedding will take place at the Ribadu's residence in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja]]>
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 13:10:41 +0000
If I quit music and start working in my father’s company, I will become a billionaire

Speaking in an interview with Ebuka on Bounce Radio, the singer insisted that he is doing music because he loves the craft. He added that he will become a billionaire in dollars if he quits music and start working in his father's company. ]]>
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 13:06:39 +0000
'I am tired of people telling me what to do'- DJ Cuppy vents on IG

She recounted how someone on Twitter mentioned to her that she is too rich to be wearing the kind of wigs she wears. Cuppy stressed that it is her life and she can do whatever she wants.

''I am tired of people telling me what I should do, telling me what I shouldn't do. Someone actually tweeted that Cuppy you are too rich to be wearing the wigs you wear. I am like, you know what? I am sorry, I am a human being. I get to do whatever the beep I want. You know why? Coz its my life, its my head, it is my hair. If I don't want to wear wigs, If I want to wear wigs, it doesn't matter. '' she said]]>
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 10:45:29 +0000
Peter Okoye reacts after he was accused of wearing a fake Richard Mille watch

The singer shared a clip of the watch and told his critics he bought it with his money and will enjoy wearing it in peace.

"Let me wear and enjoy my wrist watch in peace! Shey na dem buy am for fake store for me? Even people way never ever see am before for real life or physical they follow judge!

"I dey my house with the receipt com beat me."

A follower reacted to his post by stating that he would have been able to afford the original if he was still a team with his twin brother Paul as P-Square.

However, Peter disputed this, saying: "Wrong man! I'm richer now! No [cap]"]]>
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 10:37:44 +0000
Davido reacts to allegation of slapping Rema at backstage of BBNaija arena

The rumour was started by a Twitter user who claimed that Davido slapped Rema after the Mavin star's bouncers stopped Big Brother Naija lockdown housemates from taking selfies with him during the finale show.

However hours after the Twitter user revealed his tweet was a lie and a joke, Davido tweeted in response;

Actually not fair bro ... cus pple actually believed u ... we humans too my guy

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 08:55:08 +0000
Singer, May D's marriage to his Caucasian wife crashes after 2 years

The singer took to his Twitter handle to announce he is single again.

''I'm single Again and free! For over 15 years I have always been in a relationship I think I need to be alone for some time!'' he tweted

Back in 2018, May D announced his civil wedding to Carolina one month after they welcomed their son, Ethan]]>
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 08:45:32 +0000
Man hands himself to police after hacking his parents, wife, sister-in-law to death

The suspect Gerald Ndikumukiza, a resident of Kageyo village, Busengo parish Nyarubuye sub-county, last Thursday, reportedly hacked to death his 26-year-old wife Maserina Mujawimana, his father Deogratious Sebitama aged 80, his 75-year-old mother Bonconsira Nyiraguhirwa before turning the machete on a 20-year-old Joan Nyiramahoro, his sister-in-law.

After committing the heinous act, Ndikumukiza went into hiding, but left a letter at the scene of crime with the words “Icyo mwashakaga mwakibonye” a Kifumbira statement meaning “what you wanted you have seen it".

The suspect, had a day before, come from Masaka district where he worked as a casual labourer.

The Kigezi Region Police spokesperson Elly Maate, who confirmed the development on Tuesday, September 29, said that the suspect handed himself in to Kisoro Central police station and told the police officers on duty that he feared being lynched by locals.

Maate added that the suspect further told police that he murdered his family members over land wrangles, explaining that the family gave him a piece land on a steep slope where he couldn’t construct a house.

The suspect said that although he had gone to Masaka to look for money to buy his own land, he failed to get the money, which forced him to kill his relatives out of anger.

Maate said that the suspect had some time back exhibited lunatic tendency and will first be taken to hospital for mental examination.]]>
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 08:42:27 +0000
Couple filmed having sex on street in front of shocked passersby luckily avoid jail time

The couple, Natasha Rice, 34, and Adrian Butler, 51, have been put on the sex offenders register after they were caught on camera by shocked onlookers in the Market area of Belfast, Northern Ireland on September 12 having sex. They told police they don't have a house they live in she questioned about their residence.

Rice and Butler were arrested by police and each charged with a single count of indecent behaviour and exposure.

When they appeared before Belfast Magistrates’ Court on September 14, they pleaded guilty to all charges.

The randy couple were each sentenced to a suspended one month in prison on each charge, meaning they don't have to go to prison if they pay their fines.

They were also placed on the sex offenders register for a period of five years for the charges of exposure.

Police got wind of the action after a clip of Rice and Bulter was shared on twitter last weekend showing two pedestrians mocking them by mimicking them having sex.]]>
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 08:36:26 +0000
Lady pours hot water on 8-year-old househelp for licking milk

The couple identified as Mrs Ogochukwu Anichukwu and Mr. Emmanuel Anichukwu were accused of flogging the little girl mercilessly and starving her repeatedly. It was further gathered that the girl has been seen several times eating sand because of starvation.

The couple were recently dragged to the human right legal initiative in Ekwulobia, Anambra State following the injury the 8-year-old househelp sustained after allegedly being poured hot water by Ogochukwu.

The lady reportedly poured hot water on her househelp because she caught her licking milk meant for her baby.

Facebook user, Jane Iyke who shared their photos wrote;

This case is before Human right legal initiative Ekwulobia Anambra State already but if you know this girl Mma from Awgu Enugu State,kindly advise the family to come and pick their child before they bring her back in corpse.

This child is living with Mrs Ogochukwu Anichukwu from Ndikelionwu and Mr. Emmanuel Anichukwu from Enugu State as a househelp in Nanka Anambra state.

This girl's offense was that she licked the milk meant for her baby, she poured hot water on her and locked her inside so that neighbors won't see her in that state.

The neighbours confirmed to have seen the girl eating sand severally because of starvation. She's now used to flogging which was why the woman used hot water this time.

The neighbor that reported to the Human rights legal aid according to them entered their house unexpectedly and caught Mma trying to run inside to avoid been seen as she was vehemently warned not to allow anyone see her.

The girl is now in the hospital for proper medical care.

For more information you can call the Human right legal Aid initiative on

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 08:27:23 +0000
Akwa Ibom man commits suicide after killing his wife over alleged infidelity(photo)

His body was later found dangling from a tree in the bush by members of the community. The names of the couple are yet to be disclosed.

Tragedy struck in Bashua community, Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State as a man allegedly killed his wife and then committed suicide over her alleged infidelity.]]>
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 08:23:44 +0000
Fight over man turns deadly as woman dies after rival hired thugs to beat her up

Rebecca Masawi and the thugs she hired; Zvikomborero Zvikoni, Liberty Guruve and Tendai Dhai are now facing murder, kidnapping and robbery charges after one of the women who was assaulted died.

According to court documents, Masawi was so incensed that two other women had interests in a man she wanted and she came up with a plan to go after them. The two victims were not named in the court papers.

Masawi and the thugs reportedly went to victims’ homes after midnight on July 31, 2020, using a vehicle without number plates. The thugs would pretend to be police officers and would bang on the doors demanding entrance. Once the victims complied they were bundled and frog marched into the vehicle. The thugs also ransacked the homes and stole some of the belongings.

After getting the two victims into their car, the bogus police officers drove them to Lake Chivero where they proceeded to assault them viciously. They were beaten mercilessly and left with broken legs.

The two victims were later rescued by passers-by who saw them and promptly called the police. The police took the two terrified women to the Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals before they were referred to Chitungwiza General Hospital where one of them was operated on and discharged on August 3, 2020. Unfortunately despite the surgery, she later passed on due to the injuries sustained during the brutal attack.

Following over a month investigation into the case, the police discovered that Zvikoni was using the dead woman’s mobile phone. He was arrested on September 26 and after questioning, he implicated Guruve and Dhai in the crime. He also revealed that they were hired by Rebecca Masawi.

Rebecca Masawi appeared before Harare magistrate, Mrs Barbra Mateko on Monday September 28 to face the charges levelled against her. ]]>
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 08:20:00 +0000
Angry man 'arrests' Nsukka deity for making his business fail, claims it tied up many girls

Speaking to Vanguard at St. Theresa’s Catholic Cathedral before Nsukka Urban Police Division took him away for further interrogation, Nnajiofor, who hails from Ibeku Opi community in Nsukka, claimed that a stronger force from above compelled him to remove the deity as it had rendered many members of the community useless, thrown others out of business and tied up many girls of the community from getting married.

According to him, the deity was responsible for the level of poverty and stagnation being experienced in Ibeku Opi, adding that his once thriving honey business in Nnewi, Anambra State, crashed and he returned home empty-handed.

The security officer at the cathedral said that Nnajiofor who exhibited violent tendencies, threatened to attack anybody that tried to stop him from gaining entrance to Okunere adoration museum at the cathedral to liberate Ibeku Opi community from the deity.

The Administrator of St. Theresa’s Catholic Cathedral, Nsukka, Rev. Fr. Matthew Eze, who confirmed the incident, said that Nnajiofor would have contacted any priest in the cathedral to wade in and carry the deity to the museum of Okunere adoration where other deities are kept, rather than inviting the Police. ]]>
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 08:17:13 +0000
Young man escapes death after being attacked by suspected ritual killer in Ibadan

It was gathered that the incident happened in the early hours of Tuesday, Septemeber 29, around Obafemi Awolowo stadium.

According to an eye witness, Wole Williams, the victim suddenly ran out of a bush path of the stadium calling for help after being attacked by a suspected ritualist.

“I was here when we suddenly saw the man running out of the bush, at first, we thought it was two mad men fighting, because we had lots of mad men living around this place, we decided to move close to him when they continued shouting for help, on getting there, he explained how a ritualist suddenly grabbed him from behind and started eating his mouth, palm and had removed his teeth while he struggled with the ritualist before he eventually escaped," the witness said.

A search party was organised to fish out the suspected ritualist.

“While searching for the suspected ritualist, a small place serving as a shelter for the ritualist was seen covered with mosquito net." the witness added.

According to Nigerian Tribune, items such as bones suspected to be remnants of the part of victims, mosquito net, iphone charger, bags, ATM cards, male and female clothe, an MP3 player were discovered at the scene.

While the victim was being taken to a hospital by the police, angry mobs descended on the mentally challenged men in the area who they suspected to be the perpetrators of the crime.]]>
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 08:10:21 +0000
Ekiti Court sentences notorious cultist to death by hanging for murder

While delivering his judgment, Justice Abiodun Adesodun said the prosecutor was able to prove the case beyond reasonable doubt against the accused.

"The penalty for the offence committed and established against the accused is death, he is hereby sentenced to death by hanging. May the Lord have mercy on your soul.”

According to the charge against the accused, he was found to be a member of a prohibited secret society of Eiye Fraternity, contrary to section 4 of the Secret Cult (Abolition and Prohibition) First Amendment Law No.6, Laws of Ekiti State of Nigeria, 2017.

In his confessional statement, Gbenga said he and his cult members in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital masterminded the killings of some people who were believed to be cult members.

To proof his case, the prosecutor, Julius Ajibare called two witnesses but tendered no exhibit while the accused called no witness but spoke through his counsel Femi Adetoye.

Gbenga and three others members of Eiye Fraternity, Ayodele Ayodeji, 31, Olamide Olurunsola, 43 and Adewale Adekunle 23 (PICTURED) all from Ifaki Ekiti, were arrested in February 2019, by Special Anti-Robbery Squad, for alleged involvement in the killings of members of Black Axe ‘AIYE’ Confraternity, a rival secret cult group, in Ekiti and Ondo states.

Pictured is Gbenga and the other three suspects being paraded by the then Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, Asuquo Amba in Ado Ekiti.

Items recovered from them include one cutlass, charms, one Dell laptop, a foreign woman’s photograph, two Ipad phones and one Infinix phone.]]>
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 08:08:52 +0000
187 New COVID-19 Cases Recorded As FG Calls For More Surveillance
This is even as the Federal Government called for more surveillance in the country to prevent a surge of the virus.

In NCDC’s latest figures released on Tuesday night, the new infections were recorded in 12 states of the federation and the FCT.

They are Lagos – 74, Plateau and Rivers – 25, Gombe and FCT – 19, Osun – 10, Kaduna – 5, Borno – 3, Ogun and Katsina – 2, Nasarawa, Bayelsa and Edo – 1.

Following this development, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country now stands at 58,647 with 49,937 successfully treated so far.

However, there was no fresh case of death within the past 24 hours as those that have succumbed to the virus is still 1,111.]]>
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 07:35:55 +0000
Liverpool midfielder, Thiago Alcantara tests positive for Coronavirus

The 29-year-old Spaniard only joined Liverpool from Bayern Munich last month in a deal worth up to £25m, and made his debut for the Premier League champions in a 2-0 win at Chelsea on September 20.

He was a surprise absentee from Liverpool's squad that faced Arsenal in Monday night's 3-1 victory, but his omission has now been explained.

Liverpool released a statement via the club's official Twitter account confirming his diagnosis: "Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently self-isolating according to the necessary guidelines."

"The 29-year-old, who missed Monday’s match against Arsenal, has exhibited minor symptoms of the virus but is in good health and is getting better."

"The club has, and will continue to follow, all protocols relating to COVID-19 and Thiago will remain in self-isolation for the required period of time."

LFC first-team doctor, Dr Jim Moxon, added: “It is the choice of each individual whether they reveal publicly the outcome of a COVID-19 test.

“We have followed all the protocols to the letter and Thiago is OK. He will be self-isolating now as per the guidelines and hopefully he’ll be back with us soon.”

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 07:34:24 +0000
#BBNaija: I am happy Laycon won. Time will tell if we will be friends - Erica says

In her interview with Toke Makinwa, Erica who was disqualified from the show after her altercation with Laycon, said she is happy Layon emerged winner of the reality TV show.

''A lot of people were happy for him. I'm very happy for Laycon. I am happy for him. He wanted this. We all wanted it. I am happy for him and I wish him the best''

When asked whether she thinks they will ever be friends again, Erica answered

''I just move to people according to the energy and time will tell' ]]>
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 13:25:09 +0000
Flood sweeps man away in Ondo

The victim, a farmer identified as Akede, was swept away over the weekend. Sources said the farmer's motorcycle was seen inside the river very close to a popular filling station, alerting people to the fact that the farmer was missing.

Family members launched a search for him but efforts to find him proved abortive. His body was later recovered in a river very close to St Patrick’s College, Iwaro Oka.

The deceased was described by his neighbours as cool-headed and an easy-going person, who cherished his family.]]>
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 12:15:14 +0000
Governor Zulum's convoy attacked again by Boko Haram insurgents

The attack on Sunday occurred along Baga-Kukawa axis of Borno and it was gathered that troops of the Nigerian air force were mobilised immediately to the scene of the incident and were able to foil the insurgents’ attack.

Vanguard reported that the attack led to the shooting of a back tyre of the vehicle/bus conveying Journalists attached to the governor, but the driver manuveared and drove the vehicle on the flat wheel to escape the scene.

One of the soldiers attached to the convoy reportedly sustained injuries during the attack.]]>
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 09:49:28 +0000
Popular Japanese actress, Yuko Takeuchi found dead at her home in apparent suicide

Yuko was found dead early on Sunday morning by her husband, actor Nakabayashi Taiki, in their Tokyo apartment, according to Variety. Her death was confirmed at a hospital.

The actress did not leave a note, but the outlet noted 'death by suicide is being presumed.'

In a statement to The Japan Times, her talent agency, Stardust Promotion said:'It came all of a sudden, and we are all stunned and saddened by the news.'

She is survived by her husband and two children, including a nine-month-old son.

Ms. Takeuchi was known for her role in 1998 Japanese horror film Ringu, which was adapted by Hollywood in 2002 as The Ring. She also played a female Sherlock Holmes in the 2018 HBO series Miss Sherlock.

For three years in a row, Ms. Takeuchi won best actress in a leading role at the Japanese Academy Awards between 2004 and 2007. ]]>
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 09:47:24 +0000
22-year-old Okada rider commits suicide in Oyo

An uncle of the deceased, Kazeem Tijani, recounted how Ayuba was declared missing and his body was recovered.

“Ayuba got the motorcycle on hire purchase basis and he was paying the instalments adequately. He was my brother’s son.

He was not indebted to anyone and he was not starving at all. He was not married. He has been living with me for the past two to three years. He was working with me before he got Okada.” he said

Mr. Oluwatosin James, who is the Chairman of the Association of Commercial Bike Riders in Amuloko area, said they are shocked that Ayuba could take his own life.

“The news of Ayuba’s death came to us as a rude shock. It is this morning that we heard of the news at the Park. He was very reticent and would not fight anybody.

Once he did his okada business in the morning, he would go and park and go to his uncle’s shop to assist him. Out of N390,000 that he got the Okada on instalment basis, Ayuba has almost paid up the money, because the money remains just N77,000 to balance the payment.

There was no issue of threat to him from the person who gave him the okada. In fact, the person is like a brother to him. So, we are confused over this sad incident” James said]]>
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 08:08:29 +0000
Two men hack each other to death while fighting over woman in Uganda

The deceased have been identified as Hassan Kiwango, 45, a timber dealer and Hakim Katende 48, a driver.

Observer Uganda reported that trouble started last year after Katende accused Kiwango of having an affair with his wife, Dorothy Birungi. Kiwango's wife works in Saudi Arabia, leaving him with their two children, aged 12 and 14.

According to Kiyunga LC I chairperson Douglas Ssekalegga, the dispute between the two men reached the local council committee for mediation and it appeared as if they had resolved the matter. But open quarrels resumed this month, compelling the LC I committee to forward the matter to Kiyunga mosque to be resolved by the Imam.

However, during the meeting at the mosque on Saturday morning, Katende attacked Kiwango. He allegedly cut him on the neck, hands and at the back several times. Kiwango also fought back and inflicted grave injuries on Katende

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango, who confirmed the incident, says detectives from Naggalama police station visited the scene and found Kiwango's body lying upside down in front of his house with multiple deep cuts on the entire body.

Onyango explains that after examination of the scene of the crime, blood droplets were spotted and a blood trail led police to Kigagga zone where Katende's dead body was found with multiple cuts.

“The two bodies have been taken to Kayunga hospital for postmortem as children and the wife to Katende are held at police for their safety,” Onyango says.

Onyango adds that police have also been deployed at both Katende and Kiwango's homes to prevent the public from damaging their properties.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 08:06:28 +0000
Gwyneth Paltrow goes naked to celebrate her 48th birthday

The actress posed in a garden and captioned the photo, "In nothing but my birthday suit today."

She also thanked her friends and fans for their birthday wishes.]]>
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 07:49:08 +0000
I've been depressed for a couple of days" Ini Edo says as she shares photo

The actress explained that due to the Coronavirus pandemic, she couldn't access her regular skincare products and a friend recommended an alternative which she tried but it ended up damaging her skin.

She said the damage to her skin has made her depressed. She added that her face looks like she has eczema and she hasn't been able to use any products on her skin for days.

Sharing the photo and video, she wrote:

DISCLAIMER: I am not trying to bleach!!
I really really love my #Brownsugar.
This is skin care product gone bad! What can I do? I am currently on set and it’s quite embarrassing especially because it looks like eczema
I need to fix this. I will keep you posted]]>
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 07:45:59 +0000
FG suspends new electricity tariff for two weeks following agreement with TUC & NLC

The suspension was announced following the agreement that the deregulation of the oil sector and increase in pump price was to remain as the government rolls out palliatives for labour. At the meeting, it was also agreed that Electricity tariffs should be suspended by the Federal government for 2 weeks with a joint Committee headed by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyami, to examine the justification for the new policy.

The suspension was contained in a communique jointly signed by labour leaders and the Federal Government representatives, and read by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, after an extensive meeting that ended in the early hours of Monday September 28.

According to the communique, “The parties agreed to set up a Technical Committee comprising Ministries, Departments, Agencies, NLC and TUC, which will work for two weeks, effective Monday, September 28.

The committee will examine the justifications for the new policy, metering deployment, challenges and timeline for massive rollout.

The Technical Committee membership is as follows: Mr Festus Keyamo(SAN), Minister of State Labour & Employment, Chairman; Mr Godwin Jedy-Agba, Minister of State Power, member; Prof. James Momoh, Chairman, National Electricity Regulatory Commission, member; Engr. Ahmad Rufai Zakari, SA to Mr. President on Infrastructure member/Secretary; Dr. OnohoOmhen Ebhohimhen, member (NLC); Comrade Joe Ajaero, member (NLC); Comrade Chris Okonkwo, member (TUC), and a representative of DISCOs, member.

The Terms of Reference (ToR) for the suspension with regards to the new electricity tariff are as follows:

-To examine the justification for the new policy on cost-reflective Electricity Tariff adjustments.

-To look at the different Electricity Distribution Company (DISCOs) and their different electricity tariff vis-à-vis NERC order and mandate. “

-Examine and advise the government on the issues that have hindered the deployment of the six million meters.

-To look into the NERC Act under review with a view to expanding its representation to include organized labour.

-The Technical sub-committee is to submit its report within two weeks. During the two weeks, the DISCOs shall suspend the application of the cost-reflective electricity tariff adjustments.

-The meeting also resolved that the following issues of concern to Labour should be treated as stand-alone items: “The 40% stake of government in the DISCO and the stake of workers to be reflected in the composition of the DISCOs Boards. An all-inclusive and independent review of the power sector operations as provided in the privatization MOU to be undertaken before the end of the year 2020, with Labour represented.

-That going forward, the moribund National Labour Advisory Council, NLAC, be inaugurated before the end of the year 2020 to institutionalize the process of tripartism and socio dialogue on socio-economic and major labour matters to forestall crisis.”

Regarding the argument over the increase in pump price, the Federal government says it has made available some palliatives to the labour unions for all its members. The communique stated:

-To cushion the impacts of the downstream sector deregulation and tariffs adjustment in the power sector, the Federal Government will implement the following:

-A specific amount to be unveiled by the government in two weeks; time will be isolated from the Economic Sustainability Programme Intervention Fund and be accessed by Nigerian Workers with subsequent provision for 240,000 under the auspices of NLC and TUC for participation in agricultural ventures through the CBN and the Ministry of Agriculture.

-The timeline will be fixed at the next meeting.

-Federal Government will facilitate the removal of tax on minimum wage as a way of cushioning the impacts of the policy on the lowest vulnerable.

-Federal Government will make available to organized labour 133 CNG/LPG driven mass transit buses immediately and provide to the major cities across the Country on a scale up basis, thereafter to all state and local governments before December 2021.

-Housing: 10% be allocated to Nigerian workers under the ongoing Ministry of Housing and Finance initiative through the NLC and TUC.

Following these terms of references, the NLC and TUC agreed to suspend the planned industrial action.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 07:43:53 +0000
See how viewers voted for 2020 BBNaija Lockdown finalists as Laycon emerges winner

Laycon was declared the winner of the reality TV show on Sunday September 27, after he beat other finalists, Dorathy, Nengi, Neo and Vee with the highest number of votes from viewers.

Laycon gathered 60% votes from fans while Vee had the lowest with 1.18% votes.

See how viewers voted and moment Laycon was announced as winner of the show below.]]>
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 07:40:35 +0000
Laycon wins the 2020 Big Brother Naija reality show

As the winner of the show, he goes home with N30 million cash prize; a two-bedroom apartment courtesy Revolution Plus; a top of the range SUV from Nigerian automaker, Innoson Motors, and other gifts which make up his winning to N85m.

Laycon is now the 4th male housemate to win the reality show after Katung Aduwak, Michael Efe Ejeba and Miracle Igbokwe. ]]>
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 07:37:37 +0000
Nigeria’s COVID-19 Recoveries Inch Towards 50,000 With 126 New Cases
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its latest data on COVID-19, tweeted on Sunday evening that the new cases were confirmed from eleven states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and takes the country’s infections to 58,324.

A look into the new figures for the virus shows that the FCT had the highest number of infected persons – 30 – and is followed by Lagos State with 24 new cases.

Rivers also reported 23 new infections, Ogun State -13, Katsina – nine; Plateau – nine; Ondo – six; Kaduna – four; Kwara – four; Imo – two; Bauchi – one and Edo – one.

Although the number of fresh cases has been on a decline in recent months in Nigeria, the coronavirus has claimed 1,108 lives so far in the West African nation.

As the country battles to contain the pandemic and reopen an economy it imposed a lockdown on at the onset of the disease, the fight against COVID-19 appears to be yielding results as 49,794 people who contracted the virus have been fully treated discharged.]]>
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 07:35:52 +0000
Frustrated graduate sets all his certificates ablaze due to inability to secure a job

According to reports on various Hausa Facebook pages, the frustrated young man tore all the certiicates and set them ablaze because he was unable to secure a job since graduation.

Sat, 26 Sep 2020 08:20:27 +0000
Man stabs his 20-year-old sister to death during an argument

It was gathered that the incident happened on Thursday, September 24, at Nakulaye Zone 5, a Kampala city suburb in Lubaga Municipality.

The Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, who confirmed the incident, identified the suspect as Ashim Kyomuhendo, 28,.

Owoyesigyire said Kyomuhendo allegedly stabbed and killed his sister Aminah Namara, during an argument at around 4am, on Thursday morning. It is purported that Namara visited her brother a month ago and they have been staying together at his home.

"Our officers have conveyed the body of the deceased to the City Mortuary in Mulago for a postmortem as we continue with further investigations to ascertain the exact cause of the murder," Owoyesigyire said.

According to one of the eyewitnesses, Kyomuhendo picked a knife and stabbed his sister in the chest, and in the neck before he fled to his friend's home in Kasubi-Nabulagala.

"The two engaged in a serious verbal exchange. Out of blue Kyomuhendo charged when the sister insulted him to the extent of reminding him of his past which compelled him to stab her two times, in attempt to stop her from spilling more secrets about him," the eyewitness said.

Police have also arrested Harriet Komuntale, a wife to the suspect to aid in the investigations. She is detained at Nakulabye Police station.]]>
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 08:14:58 +0000
Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi to undergo surgery on abductor injury

The Nigeria international sustained the injury during the Leicester's 4-2 win over Burnley last Sunday.

"That [surgery] will take probably place tomorrow morning," Rodgers told the media on Friday ahead of Sunday’s fixture with Manchester City.

"It’s just unfortunate, it’s come right off the bone, so he’s going to be up to 12 weeks we think. He’s a huge player for us.

"It’s something that showed his mentality against Burnley [because] he felt it. Towards the end of last season, he felt some pain there and he felt it late on in the Burnley game.

"I’m sure he’ll make a really good recovery and we’ll welcome him back when he comes back, but there’s no doubt he’s a miss.”

French defensive midfielder, Nampalys Mendy will continue in the holding midfield role in Ndidi’s absence.

"We have players capable of stepping in. Papy [Mendy] signed a new contract in the summer and has started the season very well,” he continued.

"Hamza [Choudhury] was excellent against Arsenal, he really covered the ground and was defensively very good, so we have enough cover in that position."]]>
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 08:11:00 +0000
''Save me''- Veteran singer, Baba Fryo cries out for help as he battles depression

In a post he shared in the early hour of today September 26, the singer appealed to the Rivers, Delta, and Lagos state governments to come to his aid.

#SAVEME'' he wrote on his IG page

Hopefully, his family and friends reach out to him in time and help him.

Sat, 26 Sep 2020 08:05:27 +0000
Man arrested for defiling his friend's seven-year-old daughter in Anambra

A statement released by the command's spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, says the suspect allegedly lured his friend's daughter who is deaf and dumb and had unlawful carnal knowledge with her on September 24.

According to the statement, police detectives took the victim to the hospital for medical Examination where penetration was confirmed by the medical doctor.

Haruna said the suspect has voluntarily confessed and attributed his act to the devil's influence and manipulations.

The spokesperson said the case would be transferred to the State criminal investigation department for discreet investigation as directed by the Commissioner of Police, CP John B.Abang, after which the suspect will be charged to court for prosecution.]]>
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 08:02:11 +0000
Police sergeant arrested for killing one and injuring 3 persons in Sokoto

According to the state police command, the arrested policeman shot 25-year-old Aminu Abdulrahman to death and injured Junaidu Abba, Babangida Muhammad and Awaisu Alti.

Police spokesperson in the state, ASP Muhammad Sadiq said victims of the incident were sharing money doled out by Gov. Aminu Tambuwal during the Juma’at prayers to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence anniversary, held at Sultan Bello Jumu’at mosque.

The statement read;

“The policeman unprofessionally fired without reasonable justification at that material time. The Sokoto State Police Command condemns in its entirety the unwarranted, uncivil and unprofessional conduct of a Police Sergeant on special duty in the state.

”Commissioner of Police. Mr Sani Kaoje had ordered the detention and trial of the erring officer and charged the state Criminal Investigation Department to speed up investigation and come up with objective findings.

”The incident occurred at about 2:30pm, shortly after the special Juma’at prayers offered in commemoration of Nigeria’s forthcoming 60th independence anniversary at Sultan Bello Juma’at Mosque.

”The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal while magnanimously giving out gifts to the needy, a brief distribution which gave birth to an upsurge in would-be beneficiaries.

“However, in an unconventional effort to control the crowd after the departure of the governor the policeman fired the shot."

The police spokesman added that victims of the incident were evacuated to Specialist Hospital Sokoto for treatment and autopsy.]]>
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 08:00:44 +0000
213 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

A breakdown of the new cases across states is as follows; Lagos-51, Plateau-51, FCT-29, Rivers-18, Ondo-12, Oyo-9, Osun-8, Gombe-7, Ogun-7, Kaduna-5, Enugu-4, Edo-3, Jigawa-3, Kano-3, Benue-1, Delta-1, Sokoto-1.

There are now 58,062 confirmed cases of Coronavirus across the country and 1,103 deaths has been recorded. 49,606 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.

Sat, 26 Sep 2020 07:58:41 +0000
30 injured and 23 buildings destroyed in Lagos gas tanker explosion (photos)

According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA, 15 vehicles and 23 buildings were destroyed in the explosion. Among the buildings affected are X and Y Event Center, a church, and a plank market.

Speaking to newsmen, spokesperson for LASEMA, Nosa Okunbor, said

“On arrival at the scene, it was observed that there was a gas explosion. Further investigation revealed that a truck had a lone accident and exploded. The impact of the explosion affected adjoining buildings and several vehicles were burnt.

It was confirmed that a 30 ton LPG Tanker being operated by Mana Gas Ltd was involved in the explosion which injured 30 persons – 20 adult males and 10 adult females.

A total of 23 buildings and 15 vehicles were destroyed. The disaster losses are two residential buildings, church – one, event centre – one, commercial buildings – four, market- one (consisting of 15 shanty shops), cars – 11, mini trucks – two, bus – one, heavy-duty truck – one.

Sixteen people were found to have serious injuries and were taken to various hospitals, including Iju water works clinic. Two people out of the above 16 were referred to General Hospital. They are in critical condition.”
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 08:04:31 +0000
Don’t be used for propaganda - Presidency tells British lawmakers

The Buhari-led government who denied allegation of being biased against some ethnicity and religious group in the statement released by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu, asked the British Parliament and other British national interests to be wary of being used for dubious propaganda.

The Presidency also averred that the allegations raised by General Theophilus Danjuma (Rtd) and the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu should be discarded.

According to the Presidency, the issues bordering on herders/farmers clashes, the protracted fight against insurgency and the phenomenon of banditry and other forms of criminalities had been receiving appropriate attention.

The statement reads;

“The President and Government of Nigeria welcome the seriousness of the letter from UK lawmakers, legal experts and campaigners.

“We welcome the attention paid to this serious challenge by the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group and seek to work with you, the Commonwealth and all concerned parties to bring a lasting solution to herder-farmer clashes, and the threat posed to all Nigerians – and the Sahel region as a whole – from Boko Haram terrorists and their allies.

“We ask our British colleagues to visit Nigeria, whether formally or informally to discuss all the points raised in their letter. Our government is made equally of Christian and Muslim cabinet members; our Vice President is an Evangelical Pastor. We have everything to gain as a country through international cooperation with concerned, senior British parliamentarians and policymakers.

“The threat to civilians and peaceful co-existence between different ethnic and religious groups from Boko Haram, banditry and land disputes is of serious concern to the President and the government. It is incorrect, however, to assert that the government has or is doing nothing to address these intertwined threats.

“Firstly, there are on-going efforts for the establishment of cattle ranches to prevent or curtail open grazing, the practice that brings herders and farmers into conflict. This is an age-old problem facing Nigerian Governments since the colonial days.

“However, matters of land distribution are dealt with at state level. This means willingness has to be shown by state governors to drive the process forward. The Federal Government launched a plan last year to work with states to address these issues – together. Unfortunately, this has been lacking in some states.

“Secondly, with regards to the long and determined battle waged against Boko Haram, Nigerians are aware of the efforts made by this Government. When the government came to power, the terrorist group held and administered an area the size of Belgium. Now they hold none. The terrorists are hiding out amongst remote forests and across borders. This makes it difficult to extinguish the final flames of the insurgency, and the government has no illusions of the potent threat still posed. However, the progress made cannot be denied.

“Thirdly, in the face of rising crime and insecurity, the government’s new community policing initiative was launched this month. 10,000 new constables are being recruited from the areas they will safeguard – as opposed to past practice. The government hopes this will bring policing closer to local communities. N13 billion has been earmarked for this initiative.

“At the same time, as we take note of the lawmakers’ letter, it is also important to stress to our partners and colleagues in the United Kingdom that not all who press them have the best interests of either democratic governance or peaceful coexistence in mind.

“For example, the former Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, named and quoted in the letter as a source on military matters, relinquished that position some 40 years ago – in 1979. He was last in a government position 17 years ago in 2003 (as Minister of Defence).

“At that time, religious and ethnic riots erupted in two states of the federation, (2001 and 2002), these were violently and ruthlessly put down by the military under his authority, leading to the loss of thousands of lives and the displacement of some further 50,000 persons. He is, therefore, not a natural source of pressure for good governance.

“Another, signatory to the letter, is well-known to be associated with the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, a Nigerian-blacklisted terrorist group. The IPOB are running a well-known (source-of-financing-unknown) international campaign intended to damage the reputation of Nigeria and its government in order to further their cause of ‘independence’.

“He jumped bail in Nigeria. He frequently travels on a Nigerian passport but urged his supporters to burn their passports! The IPOB barely mention their aims in their publicity; neither do they mention that their own leadership do not claim to be Christian.

“Yet, their media and lobbying campaign has focused near-exclusively on promoting matters related to Christianity in Nigeria, promulgating false claims that a government with 50 per cent of its cabinet and 50 per cent of its State Governors who are Christian somehow works against Christians. We call on our British friends and colleagues to join us in addressing genuine solutions not pander to agents of anarchy."]]>
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 08:00:41 +0000
"I feel confident in who I am and what I went through" Selena Gomez says

The singer posted a photo of herself wearing a blue zip-up one-piece bathing suit. In the photo, she strikes a pose that exposes a long scar on the inside of her right leg.

She then went on to describe how far she's come and to give a shout out to the swimwear designer, her best friend Theresa Mingus.

She wrote: "When I got my kidney transplant, I remember it being very difficult at first showing my scar. I didn’t want it to be in photos, so I wore things that would cover it up. Now, more than ever, I feel confident in who I am and what I went through...and I’m proud of that. T - Congratulations on what you’re doing for women, launching @lamariette whose message is just that...all bodies are beautiful.."

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 07:57:29 +0000
Bayern Munich beat Sevilla to win UEFA Super Cup (Photos)

The relentless Bayern added another trophy to the Champions League it won last month and extended its run of straight wins to 23 games, but the Germs club was tested to the limit by the Europe League holders, Sevilla.

Lucas Ocampos had given Sevilla the lead from a penalty in the 13th minute, but the bayern equalized, courtesy of a Leon Goretzka strike in the 34th minute.

After much tactical battles between both sides in the second half and a string of substitutions that failed to have the desired effect, it had to take goal from Javi Henandez at the104th minute, to gift the 2020 UEFA Champions League winners the victory.]]>
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 07:53:02 +0000
DJ Neptune buys himself a house as a birthday present (photos)

The Nigerian DJ shared photos of the house on his Instagram page this morning as he expressed his gratitude to God

''You get what you work for and not what you wish. Bought myself a crib as a birthday gift, Lord I'm grateful for this and many more''he wrote]]>
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 07:50:07 +0000
Military lesbian couple who got married in Ghana detained and facing court-martial

In the videos shared online before their arrest, the ladies looked happy as they danced together while their guests cheered them on. The event led to divided opinions on social media as many asked why such "ungodly and abominable" event will be allowed in the West African country.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 07:46:10 +0000
Nigeria Confirms 125 Fresh COVID-19 Cases
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed the latest COVID-19 infections in the West African nation in a tweet on its handle, Thursday.

Lagos State which at the onset of the pandemic was the epicentre of the virus had 37 new cases – the highest number of infections for the day.

In total, twelve states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, had fresh coronavirus cases for the day under review, according to the data from the NCDC.

Eighteen more cases were reported in Plateau State, FCT – 17; Ogun – 15; Rivers -10; Benue – 7; Kaduna – 7; Anambra – 5; Oyo – 3.

Other states with newly-infected persons are as follows: Cross River – 2; Ondo – 2; Edo – 1 and Imo -1.

The new COVID-19 cases take the total infections in Nigeria to 57,849 out of which 49,098 have recovered. However, 1,102 deaths have been recorded from the virus.]]>
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 07:43:40 +0000
Cameroonian Woman Kills Her 2 Children, Prepares Meal With Their Bodies(photo)
It was gathered that the children aged 2 years and 6 months old were said to have been missing for hours and this led to the search of them by the family members.

This caused the police to search the house of the woman, after which her husband discovered a pot and a bucket that contained the prepared children. Police say they are currently investigating the incident, after which Salamatou will be charged to court.

According to reports Gathered By Nairaplace, The unfortunate incident occurred on Monday, September 14, 2020, at around 11 a.m. local time in Badjengo — commune of Pitoa — Department of Bénoué.]]>
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:16:17 +0000
Trump refuses to promise peaceful transfer of power if he loses US election

When asked at a White House press conference whether he is committed to the peaceful handover of power upon a change of president, he responded: "Well, we’re going to have to see what happens."

His statement elicited scorn from his Democratic challenger Joe Biden and even from within his own party.

When asked about Trump’s comment by reporters, Biden said: "What country are we in? Look, he says the most irrational things. I don’t know what to say."

Republican Senator Mitt Romney reacted to Trump's statement by stating that any hesitation on the core constitution guarantee was "unthinkable and unacceptable."

"Fundamental to democracy is the peaceful transition of power; without that, there is Belarus," he tweeted.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:11:28 +0000
Kogi Tanker Explosion: Photo of woman killed alongside her husband and three children

Most of the victims of the explosion which occurred around 8.30am in the Felele area of Lokoja, along the Lokoja/Abuja Highway, were school children and students of the state -owned Polytechnic located a short distance away from the scene.

It was gathered that the fuel laden tanker belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) suffered brake failure, rammed into five cars, two motorcycles and three tricycles, as it hurtled down the road, killing the occupants before bursting into flames.

The couple was said to be dealing in sewing machines and other tailoring materials at Borehole cantonment in Felele.

According to reports, Samson wanted to drop off his children at school as had become his daily routine before opening his shop.

The couple were on their way to drop off the kids at school when the incident happened. Confirming the report, one Winsome Rufus took to Facebook to mourn the family.

"Black Wednesday Indeed. Fire Accident At Felele Lokoja. Claim life's.

RIP To Mr And Mrs Samson And Children (Mummy You Left Just Like That)

An entire Family Was Wipe Off From The Surface Of The Earth."

Meanwhile, it was also gathered that a man from Okene allegedly lost his six children in the explosion.]]>
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:04:23 +0000
Chelsea complete £22m signing of Senegalese goalkeeper Edouard Mendy

The Senegalese international, 28, has penned a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge and is expected to become Chelsea's No 1 ahead of Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero.

After signing his long-term contract with the Blues, Mendy said: ‘I am so excited to be joining Chelsea. It’s a dream for me to be a part of this exciting squad and to work with Frank Lampard and all of his coaching staff. I look forward to meeting my team-mates and can’t wait to get started.’

On signing Mendy, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: ‘As soon as Petr Cech and our technical team identified Edouard as the most suitable goalkeeper to complement our existing group, there was only one player we wanted to bring in. Edouard arrives following a season of real success with Rennes, he is ambitious for more, and we welcome him to our club.’

Edouard Mendy becomes Chelsea's seventh signing after the arrival of Hakim Ziyech (Ajax) Malang Sarr (Nice) Ben Chilwell (Leicester) Thiago Silva (PSG), Timo Werner ( RB Leipzig ), and Kai Havertz ( Bayern Leverkusen).]]>
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:01:16 +0000
Let whoever offered me bribe, come out – Magu

The counter-statement came after the suspended EFCC chairman opened his defense to the allegations of ‘Alleged Abuse of Office and Mismanagement of Federal Government Recovered Assets and Finances’ leveled against him on Monday September 21.

Responding to allegations of allowing Hima Aboubakar, a Nigerien National to escape from justice, Magu challenged anyone who has ever offered him a bribe which he accepted to “come out publicly to confront him before the Justice Ayo Salami panel”.

He insisted that he has never received bribe in his life]]>
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:41:31 +0000
Jilted taxi driver commits suicide after killing girlfriend who dumped him

Kwakye’s lifeless body was found hanging on a tree at Bronyibima M.A. Basic school on Tuesday, September 22, while Sayel was also found dead in his room, a development that fueled suspicion of him committing suicide after killing his girlfriend of three years who ended their relationship.

The bodies were discovered after Kwakye's friend filed a missing person complaint with the University of Cape Coast's police station, Ghana.

It was gathered that a deep stab wound was found on Lamisi's left rib with her bra and dress stained with blood. Further checks in the room revealed a kitchen knife with a bloodstain on it.

Insiders alleged that Kwakye and Lamisi dated for three years and he allegedly sponsored her tertiary education at the Ola College of Education in Cape Coast. Upon completing her tertiary education, Lamisi ended their relationship and left Kwakye heartbroken.

It is speculated that the jilted man killed his girlfriend out of vengeance as all effort to get her back was futile. Their bodies have been deposited at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital Mortuary.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:39:40 +0000
WWE Legend, Road Warrior Animal dies at 60

A tweet from the wrestler’s official Twitter account confirmed his death on Wednesday morning and asked for prayers.

At this time, we would like to confirm the passing of Joseph Laurinaitis aka Road Warrior Animal at the age of 60. The family is planning to release a statement later today. At this time we ask for you to keep everyone in your thoughts and prayers. #OhWhatARush

— RoadWarriorAnimal (@RWAnimal) September 23, 2020

According to TMZ, the wrestling legend passed away at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, MO.

Police were called at around 11:49 PM but when deputies arrived on scene, emergency personnel had already declared the ex-wrestler deceased. The cause of his death wasn't disclosed.

Animal, who is considered one of the best in-ring performers of all-time, was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011 after wrestling with the organization for many years.]]>
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:55:38 +0000
Onitsha commercial sex workers threaten to embark on indefinite strike

One of their leaders, Uto Nwanyi, who claimed to be the patron, said that the recent hikes came when they are yet to recover from the effects of coronavirus.

"The issue of Coronavirus started in March this year, and lasted for four months. Throughout the period, our members went out of business; no patronage of any kind; none of our members was able to meet up with personal needs," Uto Nwanyi lamented.

“When we were yet to recover from the Coronavirus, the Federal Government came up with their pump price increment. Electricity companies also came up with tariff hike. This led to increase in house rent, transportation and general cost of living. The situation bites us more than it affects any other group in Nigeria. Therefore, we are of the opinion that the situation be reversed within seven days,” she said.

Uto Nwanyi, flanked by another colleague, identified simply as Phina, said if the Federal Government fails act fast in bringing the prices down, they would be left with no other option than to mobilise for strike.

“If that is not done, we shall mobilise our members for indefinite strike from October 1. If our strike fails to achieve its purpose, we shall go back to work, and increase service charge to as much as 200 per cent. After COVID-19, we reduced our service charge to N1,500 for short-time and N5,000 for day break, but with this development, we shall also review our service charge.” she added. ]]>
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:51:43 +0000
Chika Ike giving us boss vibes in a private jet Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:41:09 +0000 IPOB declares sit-at-home for October 1

The proscribed group's media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful said its members would join its Yoruba counterparts agitating for Oduduwa Republic in public protests to mark the day.

He also alleged that there is credible intelligence of terrorist groups’ planning to “slaughter” people from South-East who intend to celebrate Independence Day.

The statement read;

“We the global movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to announce to all Biafrans, friends of Biafra and lovers of freedom all over the world that Biafrans across the globe shall observe a sit-at-home in Biafraland and where permissible in the diaspora, join our Yoruba brethren agitating for Oduduwa Republic, in public protests to mark the October 1, 2020.

“We therefore, enjoin all Biafrans and every conscious Nigerian, especially those ethnic nationalities reeling from the triple double blow of state sponsored terrorism, bad governance and economic annihilation, to boycott every government organised ceremony designed to eulogise the failure that Nigeria has become.

“This is the time to let the world know how disastrously intolerable human existence is in Nigeria today.

“If you want to see an end to terrorism and organised mediocrity, now is the time to register your anger by ensuring that you and your household sit-at-home on October 1, 2020. Do not risk the life and well-being of your children by allowing them to gather in groups in the open where terrorists may find it easier to blow them up or kidnap them.

“There is credible intelligence that terrorist groups are planning to slaughter our children should they venture out to celebrate or March on October 1st.

“This order is to highlight our position and resolve as Biafrans that we are no longer interested in propping up a crumbling terrorist state.

“The leadership of this great movement in conjunction with supporters of Biafra freedom across the globe have concluded every arrangement to let the whole world know and understand that we are no longer part of this shambolic monument to terrorism and failure.

“As this long-expired man-made contraption marks her abused independence on October 1st this year, we IPOB will appropriately declare our intention towards the full and irreversible restoration of Biafra sovereignty and independence for all oppressed ethnic groups in Nigeria.

“Complete and total lockdown of Biafraland and other terror ravaged areas of the Middle Belt come 1st of October 2020 is sacrosanct, irreversible and non-negotiable!”]]>
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:37:43 +0000
Pregnant woman jumps into water to rescue husband from shark attack in Florida

Eddy’s wife, Margot Dukes Eddy, 29, saw the shark’s dorsal fin and then saw the water fill with blood. She leaped in immediately and dragged her husband to safety.

The couple was on the boat with Dukes Eddy’s parents, her sister and her sister’s boyfriend, most of whom were already in the water when the attack occurred, an incident report written by Deputy Christopher Aguanno said.

Eddy, who lives in Atlanta, was taken from the water to Sombrero Beach around 10:30 a.m., and airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami, the sheriff’s office’s statement said.

His injuries were described as "severe" though his condition has not been released.

The sheriff’s office said that witnesses reported seeing a bull shark in the area and that the one that attacked Eddy was between 8 and 10 feet long. No one else was injured in the attack.]]>
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:34:48 +0000
Luis Suarez joins Atletico Madrid in €6 million transfer

Atletico Madrid confirmed they will pay Barca €6 million (£5.5m/$7m) to sign the Uruguayan.

Suarez was linked with Juventus but abandoned the transfer after he was forced to go through a lengthy process of acquiring Italian citizenship.

While at Barca he won 13 trophies to become the club's third-highest all-time goalscorer, only topped by Cesar and Leo Messi.

"FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Luis Suarez. The Madrid club will pay FC Barcelona €6 million in variables," the Catalan club announced.

"FC Barcelona would like to publicly express their gratitude to Luis Suarez for his commitment and dedication and wishes him all the best for the future."

Suarez joined Barcelona in 2014, where he went on to earn the Golden Shoe as Europe’s top scorer after scoring 59 total goals in 2015-16.

After arriving in August, new Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman told Suarez he would not be in his plans for the upcoming season.]]>
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:32:56 +0000
Female workers stripped naked on ex-minister, demand N1bn as compensation

In a letter drafted by their counsel, Kunle Edun and dated September 23, the four employees namely Mr Victor Ephraim, Gloria Oguzie, Mrs. Precious Achibong, Roselyn Okiemute Diaghwarhe, said they were stripped naked on the orders of the ex-minister because of the tips a guest who lodged at the hotel for four days gave to them on his departure on August 20, 2020.

The letter is titled, ‘Trial by ordeal, torture, stripping naked and bestial conduct of Signatious Hotel and yourself in an organised show of shame and animalism: Notice of intention to seek full legal redress’. It reads in part

“That after the guest’s stay, he gave our clients the sum of N105, 000 as tips for the good time that he had at the hotel.

This again, is not unusual in the hospitality business. That the hotel did not lose any money neither was any alleged to have been stolen.

You told our clients menacingly that they are not entitled to tips, as all tips belong to you. As a matter of fact, you categorically stated that they were not supposed to have monies in their accounts as long as they were working for you.”

According to the letter, the ex-Minister on September 17, forcefully took the victims, one of whom was a married woman to the hotel warehouse in the presence and assistance of the armed mobile policemen and at gunpoint ordered them “to pull off their clothes”.

''The threatening presence of the armed policemen who willingly did your bidding, you directed your son of 15 years old (a minor) Master Egba Gbagi, to film and take photos of our clients’ nakedness” and then “summoned the other staff of the hotel to see the nakedness of our clients”the letter read

The ex-minister has now been given five days to among others, pay the former employees N1bn as compensation and tender an unreserved apology to them.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:30:42 +0000
At Least 23 Killed In Lokoja Tanker Explosion
Over five vehicles were completely burnt in the road crash and eyewitnesses say some of the victims include students of Kogi Polytechnic.

Confirming the casualty figure to Channels Television, the sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kogi State, Idris Fika says at least 23 bodies have been pulled from the wreckage.

The accident occurred after a truck laden with Premium Motor Spirit lost control following a brake failure and rammed into five other oncoming vehicles

Eyewitnesses however say over 50 people may have been killed in the blaze, including some residents who were waiting to board commercial vehicles by the roadside.

As at the time of this report, there is tension around the area, after law enforcement officials left the scene, with students of nearby Kogi Polytechnic protesting the frequent road accidents in the area.

Reacting to the explosion, the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, expressed shock and sorrow.

In the statement signed by his spokesperson, Onogwu Muhammed, the governor expressed his condolence to the families of those affected by the occurrence.

“It is very sad to learn of the tragic loss of lives, many vehicles, property and other valuables in the petrol tanker fire,” he said.

The governor, however, urged the students of Kogi State Polytechnic to remain calm and peaceful, stating that he shared in their grieving moment over the death of some of their colleagues in the disaster.]]>
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:23:58 +0000
111 New COVID-19 Cases Recorded As FG Begins Distribution Of Palliatives
In a late-night tweet, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) noted that the new cases were reported from 12 states of the federation, including Lagos where 31 cases were recorded.

Other states with new cases include Gombe (31), Kaduna (18), FCT (15), Rivers (14), Imo (3), Kwara (3), Oyo (3), Bayelsa (2), Edo (1), and Osun (1).

The NCDC report shows that 48,985 recovered patients have been discharged while 1,102 deaths have been recorded so far.]]>
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:21:10 +0000
Ex-Nigerian Minister accused of arresting hotel staff and stripping them for N5,000

According to Sahara Reporters, the four staff of Signatious Hotel, Warri, Delta State ( a male and three females) were striped naked and photographed inside the hotel before being taken to Ebrumede Police Station where they were remanded in custody.

A source told the publication;

"My boss, former Minister of State for Education and owner of Signatious Hotel, Chief Kenneth Gbagi, arrested four of my colleagues working for him over the stealing of N5,000 from the hotel when actually the N5,000 was given as a gift to them by a guest because of their good behaviour.

"Before they were arrested by the police on Friday last week at the hotel, the four staff were stripped naked while they were photographed in the presence of the police.

"We learnt that the dehumanising treatment was instructed by our boss."

The four staff of the hotel have been identified as Gloria Oguzie, Victor Ephraim, Rosslyn Okiemute and Achibong Precious. It was also alleged that the hotel management forcefully made some withdrawals from their bank accounts with their ATM cards before the police took them away in a waiting van.

They were subsequently arraigned before a magistrate court sitting in Effurun on Monday September 21, after four days of detention

In a five-count charge, the police accused the suspects of conniving among themselves to steal monies ranging from N156,000, N110,000, N5,000 and N2,000 owned by Signatious Hotel and committed an offence punishable under section 516 and 390 (9), of the criminal code Law Cap21C Vol.1 Law of Delta State.

They were granted bail following the intervention of some anti-corruption and human rights activists who decided to take up the matter. Warri-based human rights lawyer, Omemiroro Maxwell Ogedegbe confirmed the story and also disclosed that the four staff were granted bail by a magistrate court sitting in Effurun, Delta State.]]>
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 10:14:16 +0000
NLC vows to proceed on nationwide strike over increase in petrol price etc

The organised labour on September 16 gave the Federal government two weeks ultimatum to reverse the increase on both commodities or face a nationwide protest from September 28. Read here.

Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, September 22, NLC President, Ayuba Wabba said the protest action was inevitable since the federal government has refused to reverse the increase in electricity and fuel prices.

According to Wabba, the privatization of the electricity sub-sector, seven years down the line, have not yielded any positive report.

“Whereas the entire privatisation process, the entire sector was sold at about N400 billion. We are also surprised that government, within the last four years, injected N1.5 trillion over and above the amount that was used to sell these very important assets.

And therefore NEC came to the conclusion that the entire privatisation process has failed and the electricity hike is actually a process of continued exploitation of Nigerians.”

On the increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol, Wabba said the move will only make life harder for the average Nigerian.

“On the issue of the refineries and also the increase in the pump price of PMS, these have further eroded the gains of N30,000 minimum wage,” he said.

In the light of all of these, NEC decided to endorse the two-week ultimatum given to the federal government to try to reverse those obnoxious decisions. And also pronounce that the action proposed by the Central Working Committee is hereby endorsed by the NEC that 28 of September will be a date that those actions will be challenged by Nigerian workers, our civil society allies and also other labour centres.” he said]]>
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 10:09:24 +0000
Mom carpets a man who tried to police her daughter's dressing

The mum shared photos of her daughter to celebrate her turning 18 and the man left a comment that simply reads, "Hmmm. Dressssin."

The mum replied, asking what he meant by his statement and she told him to "refrain from making such comments in future."]]>
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 10:04:03 +0000
Davido shows off his drumming skills during a Praise and Worship session in Delta

During the visit, a praise and worship session was held and Davido offered to play the drum set.

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 09:59:30 +0000
No going back on Water Resources bill – Lai Mohammed

Firing back at critics who accused the federal government of seeking the control of water, usage and its resources, Lai Mohammed alleged the water resources bill critics are "anti-people" and also being mischevious.

The Minister insisted that the bill is a consolidation of four existing laws aimed at the efficient management of water resources in the country.

He said;

“Gentlemen, there is nothing new about the National Water Resources Bill. This is because it is an amalgamation of Water Resources Laws that have been in existence for a long time.

“These are; Water Resources Act, Cap W2 LFN 2004, River Basin Development Authority Act, Cap R9 LFN 2004, the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency(Establishment) Act, Cap
N1100A, LFN 2004; National Water Resources Institute Act, Cap N83 LFN 2004

“So, why are the laws being repackaged as the National Water Resources Bill 2020? The answer is that they are being re-enacted with necessary modifications to bring them in line with current global trends as well as best practices in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).

“The overall objective of this amalgamation is the efficient management of the water resources sector for the economic development of Nigeria and the wellbeing of its citizens.

“Contrary to what is being perpetuated, water resources in a state that do not go beyond the particular state are not regulated by this bill.

“You can now see that many of those condemning the National Water Resources Bill 2020 either have not read it or do not understand its provisions. Also, we cannot rule out deliberate mischief by some of those who have been portraying the Bill as a new source of conflict.

“We are therefore using this opportunity to appeal to Nigerians to avail themselves of the provisions of the bill to avoid being misled by those who have chosen to politicise it.

“We also want to state that the bill is for the good of the nation, and has no hidden agenda whatsoever.”

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 09:55:56 +0000
176 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-73, Plateau-50, FCT-17, Rivers-8, Ondo-6, Niger-5, Ogun-5, Edo-3, Kaduna-3, Oyo-2, Bauchi-1, Bayelsa-1, Delta-1, Nasarawa-1.

There are now 57,613 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1, 100 deaths have been recorded. 48,836 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 09:50:47 +0000
INEC issues certificate of return to Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, both of whom contested in the state governorship election under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), were presented with the certificate in Edo on Tuesday, September 22.

The commission had declared him the winner of the Saturday poll after he got the highest votes in the election that was conducted Governor Obaseki secured 307,955 votes across 18 local government areas (LGAs) to defeat Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled a total of 223,619 votes.]]>
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 15:17:08 +0000
Seven persons perish in a boat mishap in Sokoto

Confirming the incident, a government official, Ango Shagari said the incident occurred on Monday afternoon.

He said the accident occurred due to the overloading of the boat and that the bodies of the seven victims have been recovered and buried according to Islamic rites.

He added that majority of the victims were farmers and laborers working for a large scale farmer across the river.]]>
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:54:54 +0000
No matter how good you are you will never be enough for some people - Yemi Alade

The singer who wondered why people assume it is the woman's fault when the man cheats but don't do the same when the woman cheats, stated that no matter how good you are you will never be enough for some people.

Yemi Alade wrote;

But why is it so easy to assume its the woman's fault when a man cheats but when a woman cheats she is a sl*t ?

Don't people realise that no matter how good you are,you might never be Completely enough for some people ,so they cheat. Its not your fault!]]>
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:53:37 +0000
16-year-old Anambra student nabbed with a double-barrel gun in school

The cultist identified as Echezoma Metu is currently undergoing investigation after being caught with the gun inside his school compound at Igboukwu. It was further gathered that he confessed to being a cultist.

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:43:53 +0000
Kim Kardashian flaunts her famous curves in tiny snakeskin bikini

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians frontwoman, 39, was pictured posing in a snakeskin string bikini which she paired with a long braided ponytail.

This comes amid reports the mother of four is 'deeply disappointed and sad' about her husband Kanye West's ongoing mental health struggles and wants to divorce him. ]]>
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:03:14 +0000
Two suspected robbers killed, set ablaze by angry mob in Calabar

The incident happened along the popular Marian road, opposite Lion’s park, around 9pm on Monday, September 21.

It was gathered that the suspects, said to be in their teens, were part of a 3-man gang that allegedly attacked a popular super market named Sunnytex and were about to escape when someone raised alarm.

According to an eyewitness, residents around Sunnytex Supermarket noticed suspicious movements, raised an alarm and went after the armed youths immediately they fled. Narrating how they captured the robbers, the witness said,

"When we noticed that the boys were robbing, we decided to lay siege and accost them, we were not afraid because we discovered they had locally-made gun.

“Immediately they came out from the supermarket the mob went after them, and raised the alarm, funny enough, one of them too joined the mob in shouting “thief ooo” not knowing that he has been marked already.

“Two ran through a nearby street while the one who joined us in raising alarm wanted to escape via Rabana roundabout, he was apprehended and lynched. The other was also lynched and set ablaze."]]>
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:56:53 +0000
Jennifer Lopez, 51, puts her curves on display in pink bikini, for romantic beach day

The 51-year-old actress appeared to be enjoying her time off as she soaked up the sun while Alex kept himself busy with his phone]]>
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:26:32 +0000
Two friends arrested for allegedly gangraping 17-year-old girl in Jigawa

A statement released by the spokesperson of the command, Adamu Shehu, says the two friends connived and gained unlawful entry into the family house of the victim on Wednesday, 9th September 2020 around 4am.

''They met her asleep in her room with her two sisters. They tied her hands up, covered her mouth and forcefully had canal knowledge of her. It was during the struggle that her sister woke up and raised alarm which made them to take to their heels. Unknown to them, one of the suspects was recognized by the victim's sister which led to their arrest.'' Shehu said

The spokesperson added that medical examinations conducted at the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) in Dutse General Hospital indicate forceful penetration and infections around the vaginal area.

He said the duo had confessed to the crime and were charged to court on suspected cases of Rape, Trespass and Criminal Conspiracy.

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:23:26 +0000
''The secret to building a nation is raising thinking women''- Brymo

The singer who welcomed a son with his lover in 2015, shared this thought on his Twitter handle as he stated his interest in fathering a girl.

''First I need to have a daughter..... the secret to building a nation is raising thinking women!'' he tweeted]]>
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 08:55:24 +0000
Cardi B rocks stunning pearl outfit

The 'Bodak Yellow' rapper captioned the photo, "All white and pearly."

Asides the white pearly outfit, her hair was also decorated with white pearls.]]>
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 07:55:23 +0000
Bobrisky mocks celebrities who insulted and looked down on him

In a video posted on his Instagram page, the Nigerian crossdresser said he is now richer and have more Instagram followers than many of these celebrities, though he didn't mention any names. Listing his luxury cars, Bobrisky said

''Guys, if you notice me when I was becoming so famous,like about two to three years ago, a lot of celebrities insulted me, they looked down on me, but now I have them in the number of followers. They know themselves. I have a Bentlley, they don't have any car.'']]>
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 07:52:34 +0000
Nigeria Records 195 New COVID-19 Cases As PTF Disburses N1bn To States
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in its latest update on Monday night.

According to the agency, the new cases were recorded in Lagos, the FCT and nine other states.

While Lagos reported 39 cases, the FCT recorded 15 fresh infections respectively.

Others include Enugu – 51, Gombe – 40, Plateau – 23, Rivers – 12, Kaduna –8, Ondo – 3, Bauchi – 2, Edo and Ogun each reporting 1 case.

On a positive note, the country has been able to manage 48,674 cases effectively since the initial outbreak of the virus on February 27.

Unfortunately, over 1,000 persons have died from the virus]]>
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 07:44:15 +0000
I’ll rather use s3x toys than have s3x on TV — Actress Nkechi Blessing Sunday

The actress who said this in reaction to some of the raunchy scenes witnessed in the Big Brother House, disclosed that she would rather use her s3x toys on the show than have live sex with someone else.

Speaking in an interview with The Sun, Nkechi said;

“If the opportunity presents itself, I’ll partake in the (Big Brother Naija) reality show. But I’ll never have s3x in the House. Never!

"I will rather go in there with numerous sex toys. I don’t joke with my toys. I will use them instead of having s3x on TV. But not that those having s3x (on television) are bad, I am only speaking for myself.”]]>
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 08:06:48 +0000
20-year-old student killed by boyfriend who was paid N2m to use her for ritual in Lagos

The deceased who was declared missing weeks ago, had gone to cook for one Owolabi Yusuf who is reportedly an alfa and also her side piece. However unknown to the student who is engaged to another man, Yusuf had been paid N2million to kill her for ritual.

The suspect was arrested in Ilorin, Kwara State after the police who got involved in the case after the student was declared missing in August 2020, tracked the deceased's phone to a man who revealed that he bought it from him (Yusuf).

Confessing to the crime, the suspect who is now in custody of Elere Police Division, Agege said he killed her using a pestle with the help of three others currently at large. He subsequently cut her into small pieces for ritual purposes.]]>
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 08:02:06 +0000
Woman shoots her ex husband's new girlfriend dead in front of her 3-year-old twins

Chelsea Cook and ex-husband Travis Cook divorced in January 2018. He began dating Lisa Vilate Williams, 26, but Chelsea Cook was jealous of the relationship, so she killed Lisa in the presence of her own children.

On November 15, 2018, Travis had the twins over at his apartment in Midvale, Utah, the US, and they were making Christmas decorations with Lisa, according to Mirror Online.

Chelsea Cook texted Travis about some cough medicine for one of the children and instructed him to meet her downstairs in the car park.

Travis went down and waited at around 7pm but Chelsea Cook had managed to sneak past him and enter the apartment.

After Travis realised he’d been lured out, he ran upstairs to find Cook confronting Lisa.

Travis asked her several times to leave and when she refused he called 911. Cook than locked herself in the bathroom for about 15 seconds, before coming out.

Cook reached for her coat as though she was going to leave, but instead, she pulled out a handgun and fired two bullets into Lisa in front of the terrified children.

They hit her in the chest and back and she fell back seriously injured onto the sofa. She later died from her wounds.

Cook’s colleagues at Skybridge High School later discovered she had previous charges for assault and domestic violence that she hadn’t disclosed, but the details of these have not been released.

Lisa’s heartbroken mum spoke of her daughter’s "magic" and how she wanted her "amazing and sincere" girl to be remembered for how she lived, not how she was killed.

She described how Lisa would bring ailing plants back to life and how she found joy in every little thing.

Friends described the bank teller as “gentle, loving and generous”. She had moved to Lehi, Utah, in the US, initially to look after a sick relative.

Lisa’s brother Hyrum Williams told Cook: “Because of you, I no longer get to hear her contagious laughter bouncing around the house.

“When you took Lisa’s life, you took a light from this world.”

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 07:58:42 +0000
Ozo knew he has been a Dum Dum - Evicted housemate Ka3na throws shades

In her tweet which served as a response to Ozo's comment on why he chose not to back down after being rejected by Nengi, Ka3na noted that Ozo knew that he has been a 'dum dum'.

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 07:54:20 +0000
APC rejects Edo governorship election result

Chairman of the APC Media Campaign Council, John Mayaki in his statement on Sunday September 20 alleged that there was foul play due to “strong-arm tactics”. Mayaki also claimed that there was an arbitrary arrest of local party members.

He urged party members to remain calm while the result is studied to decide on the next line of action.

The statement read;

“On this note, we hereby reject the outcome of the election, and urge our members to stay calm. We thank them for their support. We’ll be announcing our decision and course of action shortly.

“Obaseki shouted that he was being rigged out and blamed INEC at the initial stage, but that was to divert attention from the evil going on in the field.

“The Party also notes the arbitrary arrest of our local party members, who could have resisted the outrage, while Mr Obaseki was busy diverting attention with false alarm.

“There were obvious illicit tampering with results, to shore up PDP numbers and mark down that of our party. Areas where we won, they cancelled them. They decreased the votes in areas we had advantage; they rejected our results and jerked up theirs.

“The ‘strong arm’ tactics, as seen in the election, cannot slide. Our people were arbitrarily arrested, while many of the figures were fabricated.”

According to the official result, Mr Obaseki polled 307,955 votes to defeat his closet rival, Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC, who scored 223,619 votes.]]>
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 07:50:55 +0000
Nigeria Records 97 New COVID-19 Cases
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this on Sunday, revealing that the new infections were recorded in 11 states and the FCT.

Of the new cases, 46 were recorded in Lagos, 12 were recorded in Kwara, 11 in Rivers, four in Adamawa, Niger, Ogun and Osun, three in Ekiti, Imo and Kaduna, two in Plateau and one in the FCT.

This brings the total infection recorded in the country to 57, 242 while 48,569 have recovered and 1,098 have died.]]>
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 07:48:44 +0000
Naomi Campbell celebrates Skepta with topless photos of her bare breasts

The supermodel and the rapper were topless in the photos. Naomi, who was also braless, leaned into Skepta's naked chest as they posed, flesh to flesh.

Naomi captioned the photos:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUNIOR @skeptagram on this special day we celebrate you , You have never waited for things to come to you , you have always created and independently got it out there to the world .. changing the way things were done ! you have the most magical mind that never stops creating .. and you are that loyal and supportive friend that is there when it matters .. Love for you always ! ]]>
Sun, 20 Sep 2020 10:22:19 +0000
Man arrested in Bauchi for burying his newborn grandchild alive

Spokesperson of the command, DSP Ahmed Wakili, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, September 19, said that after the suspect's 17-year-old daughter Hafsat, gave birth to a baby boy, he snatched the child and buried him behind his house.

"On 16/09/2020 at about 1000hrs, a joint operation between the police and human right have brought one Hafsat Bawada ‘f’ aged 17yrs of Rimin Zayam Toro L.G.A Bauchi to Divisional Headquarters Toro who was alleged to have given birth to a male child on 14/09/2020 at about 0200hrs her father Bawada Audu ‘m’ 50yrs of same address seized the child and buried the Baby behind his house," the statement reads.

Upon receiving the report, the baby was exhumed and rushed to the General Hospital where he was certified dead by a doctor.

The PPRO added. "Moreover, Hafsat pointed one Danjuma Malam Uba ‘m’ of the same address to have had carnal knowledge of her sometime early 2020 now at large. The Corpse was released to the village head of Rimin Ziyam for burial, while suspect was arrested and confessed to the crime." ]]>
Sun, 20 Sep 2020 10:19:30 +0000
Two pastors arrested for allegedly raping corps member in Rivers

The suspects who are currently being detained at the State Criminal and Intelligence Department SCID, allegedly raped the 27-year-old corps member in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state where she is observing her mandatory one year service.

Narrating her ordeal, the corps member who is from Plateau state, said Austin had invited her to his house on August 29 which coincided with his birthday, adding that the pastor was later joined by Davies. According to her, there was no reason to be suspicious since she has been worshipping in his church for over five months.

She said the pastors asked her to sow her mobile phone as a seed before they started conducting deliverance on her.

The victim said the last thing she could remember on that fateful day was that the suspects robbed her a certain oil while praying for her and she slept off. She said as soon as she woke up the next day, she noticed bruises on the surface and inside her private part.

“Actually, it was after I regained consciousness that I was feeling pain in my vagina. I told my mum and she reported to the police and they said that they should take me to doctors without borders for checkup. I saw bruises seen all over my body.” she told newsmen

Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Bonko, have called on the state police command to ensure justice prevails. Her father said he had approached the International Federation of Women Lawyers in the state to ensure the prosecution of the case.

“When I saw her, she was not in her senses. I started asking questions. Then they told me that they have arrested the suspects. I saw the suspects and they told me what happened.

“We took her to a psychiatric hospital. They tested her and did everything. Wherever we went, the NYSC followed us on the matter. An NYSC official reported the issue to the headquarters. If we allow this matter to die, they will do the same thing to other female corps members. That is why I decided to come to FIDA,” he said

Confirming te incident to newsmen, the state Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, said the matter was being investigation.

“Yes, we refer to this issue, but the matter has not reached my desk. I believe it is still under investigation” Mukan said]]>
Sun, 20 Sep 2020 10:16:27 +0000
Oga leave me alone. I don't need your stupid love"- Visibly angry Nengi tells Ozo

Last night while at their Saturday party, Ozo tried to get close to Nengi and she affirmatively told him to leave her alone.

''I don't need your stupid love. Oga leave me alone'' Ozo told her as he apologised to her for what he said to her

Earlier that day, they both had a misunderstanding when he cautioned her for eating the last piece of chicken in the plate while they had lunch. This got Nengi irritated as she felt disrespected.

Nengi was so angry with Ozo that she even called on Biggie to allow her to leave the party as Ozo was becoming a ''piss in her ass''.]]>
Sun, 20 Sep 2020 10:13:34 +0000
Do not declare Edo election inconclusive- Governor Wike warns INEC

Wike gave the warning during an interview in the Edo 2020 Situation Room.

“We have results from about 2,000 polling units from the various wards and from the intelligence we have gathered, I do believe that INEC will keep to that promise of being transparent.

But we are getting a bit worried that INEC said they have 700 unit results which is not correct and that calls for concern. We don’t believe that INEC has only 700. It is more than 2,000 that we have.

Again, as we speak, they ought to have moved to the ward collation centres before they move to the local government collation centres. But we cannot find the security personnel around the ward collation centres and that gives us concern.

They must not allow miscreants to disrupt the electoral process. I believe that the commission will continue with what they have done.

Like we have said, we don’t want this election to be inconclusive. This is the critical stage where you may see disruptions and then it will be declared inconclusive. INEC should fulfil its promise that this election will be transparent. We don’t want to hear inconclusive.” Wike said

In a tweet posted this morning, Wike expressed satisfaction at the outcome of the results announced so far. According to him, the results shows that godfatherism has been kicked out from Edo.

''From results trickling in, we have fulfilled our obligations of kicking out godfatherism, First in Rivers, Now Edo, The power truly belongs to the people of Niger Delta, congratulations to my brother @GovernorObaseki

and the big @OfficialPDPNig family.''

INEC is currently announcing the results collated from the various wards and local government areas in the state.

The election is largely between the incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki of the PDP and Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC.]]>
Sun, 20 Sep 2020 10:09:36 +0000
Letter containing poison addressed to Donald Trump at White House

The letter was discovered at a screening facility for White House mail earlier this week, a U.S. official familiar with the matter said on Saturday, September 19.

The official said a substance found inside the envelope was identified as ricin, a poison found naturally in castor beans before it was to be delivered to the White House.

According to CNN, investigators are looking into the possibility the ricin package sent to Trump came from Canada.

Mary-Liz Power, chief spokeswoman for Canada's Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair, said in a statement, "We are aware of the concerning reports of packages containing ricin directed toward US federal government sites. Canadian law enforcement is working closely with their US counterparts. As this is an active investigation we cannot comment further."

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Secret Service are investigating to find out who sent the package and whether others have been sent through the US postal system.

"The FBI and our U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Service partners are investigating a suspicious letter received at a U.S. government mail facility. At this time, there is no known threat to public safety," the FBI's Washington field office said in a statement to CNN.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said they are working with the FBI to investigate the "suspicious letter sent to the White House".

Ricin is a lethal substance that, if swallowed, inhaled or injected, can cause nausea, vomiting, internal bleeding, and ultimately organ failure.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), if a person is exposed to ricin, death can take place within 36 to 72 hours, depending on the dose received.

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 10:07:40 +0000
Nigeria records 189 new COVID-19 cases

According to statistics released by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), the new cases are in 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Lagos recorded 70 cases, Plateau recorded 37, the FCT, 24; Kaduna, 19; Rivers, 12; Oyo, five; Ogun, four; Ebonyi, Katsina, Ondo and Osun have three each, Imo, Yobe have two each, while Ekiti and Nasarawa have one each.

Nigeria now has 57,145 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 48,431 patients have been discharged so far while 1,095 deaths have been recorded.]]>
Sun, 20 Sep 2020 10:06:05 +0000
Kwara court sentence man to jail for posing as a lady and using nude pictures

Muhammed was dragged before the court by the Ilorin zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a one-count charge of impersonation.

Adenike Ayoku, an operative of the EFCC told the court that Muhammed who was arrested in his residence in Abeokuta in Ogun State is an internet fraudster who pretended to be female and used female nude photographs sourced online to fraudulently obtain money from unsuspecting internet users as evidenced in his Facebook and WhatsApp accounts.

The charge against Muhammed read

"That you, Usman Muhammed (a.k.a Adepeju Omolara and Guns Omolara Valle), sometime in February, 2020 or thereabout at Ilorin, Kwara State, within the jurisdiction of his honourable court, attempted to commit an offence of cheating by impersonation by pretending and representing yourself to be a woman called Omolara Adepeju and Guns Omolara Valle, to unsuspected men on social media as it contained in both your Facebook and WhatsApp conversations on your phone and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 95 of the Penal Code Laws of Northern Nigeria."

Muhammed pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him.

While delivering his judgement, the presiding judge said the prosecution team proved its case beyond reasonable doubt and that the prosecution’s evidence was neither challenged nor contradicted by the defendant.

He ordered the convict to pay a fine of N50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira only ) within 24 hours, or be remanded in prison for six months. The judge also ordered that Muhammed's two phones which were used to perpetuate the crime should be forfeited to the Federal Government.]]>
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 10:39:44 +0000
Missing 17-year-old girl found in hotel with two boys

According to Annastecia Mary Lyon, the teenager was enrolled as a student in her makeup studio by her family. However she "disappeared" without telling anyone, an incident that to Mary being assaulted and the detention of some of the girls in her studio.

She wrote;

Yo!! Nancy Ethelle Uchenna Was my best girlfriend of more than 10years. Right from our high school days. Her parents knew me and mine knew her. Last month being August, uchenna and her mom came to my Makeup studio to enroll their 2 daughters for skill acquisition. 1 about 24 and the other 17. A week later, the 24year old went back to nursing school leaving her 17 year old still coming for her training from home daily. Last week Monday being 7th of September, I was informed to send Lemachi home once is 4pm. I instructed same to my workers. On the 10th of Sept. Unlike how we usually remind Lemachi is 4pm and time to go, she in turn was the one who checked her time and said, oh is 4, let me go home.

Was told she crossed the road and boarded a bus as usual. It started raining around 6:30pm we were stalked at the studio. By 8pm, a call came through that Lemachi wasn't home yet, we were surprised. She doesn't own a phone, so no way to contact her. I was worried, my girls told me that Lemachi reminded them of the time unlike her, so they suspect her must have intentionally gone to meet someone. We still stayed calm till 10pm, I call Uchenna to ask if she was back, but she said no. Uchenna was sounding all relaxed. I tried knowing why and she said she is sure her sister has gone to see man. That #Lemachi comes home from school as late as 11pm* *and that is the reason they denialed her phone.

She said "if we have given Lemachi phone, she will start spending nights". I was surprised. An ss2 student, return home by 11pm. Wawu. So why wasn't I told all these earlier? I still kept calm. 12am, 2am, Lemachi wasn't home. The next morning, her parents and sister came to my studio for questioning, then I heard, that someone comes around the street to look for Lemachi, and another too. I even heard that she gisted them that a young man gave her 2000 naira 2 days to the questioning day. We all began suspecting the guy that gave 2k, maybe Lemachi followed him home. I went to the police station with Lemachi's mother and sister to report. They sent a message across and told us to wait.

We went home waiting and hoping she returned. That faithful Friday passed. On Saturday, we all came out, fasting and praying For Lemachi to return. Around noon, Police (Tiger sqaud) came to pick I and my girls up.

Ethel Nancy Uchenna watched these men beat me up, she couldn't tell them that Mary is not feeling well. A girl I called my best friend. Wawu. We got to the station and was interviewed, I and one of my girls was set free, that we had nothing related to offer. They held 2 of my girls. One because she identified a young man that came around to look for Lemachi, the second because Lemachi called the same young man with her phone. Both were detained. I was hospitalized, the stress and beatings..hmm

On Sunday, my mom and my assistant's mom went in for bail for the girls. They police only released my assistant. They said the other one will be in cell until she provides the young man she identified. We pleaded that the young man should be called that he will come out (this because I was told he stopped coming when we was told Lemachi's age). But they refused, saying he will flee. Sunday passed. Monday morning, my mom was busy. I had to get out from the hospital, told doctor I was fine. I was discharged and I ordered uber, stopped by and bought food, went to give my remaining girl in cell as much as find out the way forward.

Got home on Monday, Around 8pm. I received a call from Lemachi's father. Asking me why I took food to the girl in cell. He threatened to shoot me, kill me if I dare take food to the girl in cell again. Haba! How mean can someone be? Even food? A person's fundamental right. He went further to tell my mom that she and her daughter (me) knows where her child is and should provide her. Imagine? On Tuesday, I still went with my mom to give food to my girl. Had to call the girls father, he entered night bus to owerri from Lagos last night. A sick man. Today, being Wednesday, a Lawyer was brought for the girls case but another news surfaced. The girl after a week she left for home was found.

#The young girl was found with 2 boys. We passed through all that for a 17year old girl who went to enjoy her life. Lodged in hotels and had mad fun, with 2 guys oo. Her parents knew the kind of daughter they have, they just wanted to release their wickedness on some persons. And they succeeded. We saw the girl today, looking all beautiful and glowed up, they even bought her new pairs of footwear. *Then the mom had the guts to ask the police why they are releasing my girl?* really? This family is mean. So they should still keep my girl there even after your daughter is back? How evil. The police told her how she was supposed to apologise to my girl who was detained for no reason for days.

She didn't say sorry. She didn't show any remorse. We left with the police apologising to us... so much wickedness. How do this people want to be served please?

Should I talk about the money we lost during these days. Our 12th of September bride, I have it out to an artist. 13th of September bride, I gave it out. All the other 13th of September bookings, we all gave out. 14th and 15th, clients we missed. The expenses to bail the girls, the health expenses. The mental stress. My business name etc.

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 10:37:51 +0000
Woman twerks on top of half-opened coffin as funeral takes strange turn

Mobile phone footage taken by a spectator shows the young woman sitting astride the coffin and dancing to the reggae music. She made a number of sexual moves and even leaned into the open part of the coffin to blow a kiss as she twerked.

Mourners watched this display in the middle of a road in the city of Manta, in the province of Manabí, Ecuador, and filmed with their phones.

A large crowd of men are seen cheering in high spirits as the music blasts from a loudspeaker.

The video was shared on Twitter along with a caption: "If yo girl don't do this at yo funeral is she really yo girl."

According to El Universo, the deceased was identified as 38-year-old Marlon Mero Quijije.

He was shot three times in different parts of his body when he was walking in the neighbourhood of San Jose in Manta and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Prosecutors believed he was a victim of an apparent robbery and was attacked when he resisted.

Diego Bolaños, Chief of Operations of the Manta District Police, explained that six bullet holes were found in the area of the attack, of which three hit Marlon.

He added that Marlon had no criminal record.]]>
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 10:34:31 +0000
North Korea set to unveil submarine launched nuclear weapon - Experts say

There have been fears within the US and ally South Korea that North Korean troops have been practising for a military parade to celebrate the anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party next month as images taken through Satellite early this month showed people assembled in formation ahead of the 75th anniversary of North Korea's main party, the Workers' Party.

North Korea military analysts believe the 75th anniversary may be used to showcase the country's new missiles.

Also there has been increased activity at the Sinpo South Shipyard weapons base where submarines are built, according to satellite photos.

The activity was also seen at a secure basin where a barge used in previous underwater missile launches is docked.

The Centre for Strategic and International Studies in the US has now revealed that the satellite imagery is "suggestive, but not conclusive, of preparations for an upcoming test of a Pukguksong-3 submarine launched ballistic missile from the submersible test stand barge.”

Won In-choul, the nominee for chairman of South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, reacting to the developments, said : "We’re monitoring developments, as there is a possibility that a submarine-launched ballistic missile test will be conducted there using ejection equipment shortly after the repair is done."

Daily NK, a Seoul-based website that reports on North Korea, also wrote a report saying an unnamed source that stays near the shipyard said the site “is bustling with activity to prepare for the ballistic missile launch.”

A US-based think tank also reported that imagery showed “heavy activity” at the shipyard, but that “no other indicators of launch preparations were observed.”

Senior researchers at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, believe the work being done around the site could just be repairs after North Korea's recent tests but they believe the North could carry out a submarine-launched ballistic missile test once repairs are complete.

Last October, North Korea said it had successfully test-fired a Pukguksong-3.Experts say old North Korean underwater-launched missile tests were conducted from a submersible barge with a launch tube, not a fully-fledged submarine.

Seoul's unification minister Lee In-young said this week: "I hope that communication channels, including the inter-Korean liaison office, can be restored and we can resume open-minded dialogue at an early date."

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 10:29:49 +0000
A girl who has experienced love from her father can't be washed - Toke Makinwa

According to Toke, girls like that have little “daddy issues” and are in-charge of their emotional and mental state. She added that they can't be "washed" by guys because they've heard everything from their father.

She tweeted;

If a girls first introduction to love is from her dad, chances of “daddy issues” are slimmer, her emotional well-being and mental stability is.

Imagine a guy trying to wash you when all you’ve heard all your life from your father is you are awesome. Zero chance]]>
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 10:23:43 +0000
Nigerian lady seen sexually harassing an onion seller

The lady was heard holding on to the onion seller while telling him she wanted to have sex with him. While the man repeatedly asked if she wanted to buy onion from him, the lady continued with the harassment.

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 10:20:51 +0000
Girl dies after her teacher flogged her for getting two math questions wrong

The 10-year-old girl, identified by her surname Zhang, was a student at a primary school in the city of Guangyuan, central China.

According to the Xinhua News Agency, the teacher, identified by the surname Wang, beat the girl on September 10.

Zhang was beaten on her palms four times and ordered to kneel for four minutes, state-owned newspaper China Daily reports.

Feeling dizzy, she was sent to hospital by her grandmother and the teacher and was pronounced dead later that day at 3.30pm.

She also had her ears pulled and her head beaten, according to the Oriental Daily.

Medical experts found no wounds and an investigation into her death is under way.

The Cangxi county government has set up a task force and the teacher has been suspended from work, along with the school’s principal.

The victim’s grandmother told local media that she had a twin sister who was in the same class. She said Zhang looked close to fainting during the beating.

The grandmother also mentioned that Zhang was scared of her maths teacher, who she claimed often gave corporal punishment to students.

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 10:18:25 +0000
Nigeria Records 221 New COVID-19 Cases
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on Friday night.

Of the new cases, 59 were recorded in Lagos, 46 in Abia, 22 in the FCT, 20 in Gombe, 17 in Plateau, 11 in Rivers, seven in Bauchi, six in Benue, Ekiti and Imo, four in Kaduna, Kwara and Ondo, three each in Ogun and Osun and one each in Bayelsa, Edo and Kano.

The new cases bring the total infections in the country to 56,956.

48,305 have recovered and been discharged while 1,094 have unfortunately died.

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 10:15:40 +0000
Man Kills His Mother, Two Children With Cutlass In Nnewi, Anambra (Photos)
According to reports made available to, Emeka Ezimmadu who is a Prophet of the Sabbath Church, yesterday night, mysteriously got a cutlass and started matcheting his mother and Four (4) children to death.

It was gathered that following the alarm raised by neighbours and the immediate intervention of Okpunoeze Vigilante Group, Mr. Emeka was further prevented from matcheting his wife and two others who were remaining in the compound.

On the arrival of the vigilante group, Mr. Emeka was alleged to have initiated a fight between him and the vigilante group before he was overpowered and tied with ropes.

According to family sources, the victims were rushed to the hospital. While the Emeka’s mother and two (2) kids have been confirmed d**d, his remaining two (2) kids are struggling for survival.

The case has been reported to the Nnewi division of Nigeria Police Force. Some community members believe that Mr. Emeka Ezimmadu is under the influence of an evil spirit.]]>
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:43:19 +0000
Soldier shoots man for not wearing a face mask

Police spokesperson Brig Motlafela Mojapelo, who confirmed the report on Friday, said the incident happened at a shopping complex in Mogwadi, Limpopo, on Thursday, September 17.

“Members of the national defence force were reportedly on duty monitoring Covid-19 compliance in the area when they approached a group of people who were not wearing face masks," Mojapelo said on Friday.

"When asked why they were not wearing masks, an argument allegedly ensued and one of the soldiers shot the victim. The injured 27-year-old man was rushed to hospital.

"The soldier, aged 29, was arrested and charged with attempted murder,” said Mojapelo.

The soldier is due to appear in the Morebeng magistrate's court on Friday.]]>
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:45:34 +0000
Man charged with killing and dismembering his girlfriend in Kentucky

Police said Melvin Martin Jr., 30, who was initially charged as a fugitive took his girlfriend’s remains on a Greyhound bus to visit family in Markham, traveling more than five hours with the body parts to the Chicago Greyhound station at 630 W. Harrison St.

Markham spokesman, Michael Taylor said in a statement that Martin was arrested on Monday at the Markham Public Library after curious family members made the discovery.

The spokesman said some parts of the woman’s body were found in Illinois, while the other half was found in Kentucky.

'A severed head and other body parts were found in the bags, while police in Kentucky found the woman’s torso,' he said.

'Martin had been staying with family for about a week, and family members became curious after he asked them on at least two occasions to purchase clothing for him despite arriving on a Greyhound bus in Chicago toting the bags'.

'Martin eventually moved the two bags to the home’s garage, and the family made the discovery after Martin had left for the library,' Taylor added.

Detectives believe the girlfriend was killed at least 30 days ago with Markham Police Chief Terry White saying the woman’s death could be the result of a domestic dispute that occurred about a month ago.

When asked by police why he brought his girlfriend’s remains to Illinois, Martin Jr. delivered a shocking reply.

“He indicated that, as grotesque as it might sound, that he still wanted to be with at least part of her,” said Markham police Chief. ]]>
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:59:20 +0000
My world revolves around you - Annie Idibia celebrates Tuface Idibia

The singer turns 45 today, September 18, and Annie marked his day by sharing a loved up video of them.

She referred to him as her soul mate and promised to love him till she dies.

She captioned the video: "Oh my WORLD .... H A P P Y B I R T D A Y. No need for epistle anymore! You know my world revolves around you ! The world knows ... That you are my WORLD. LYTID. Happy Birthday My “Mine” @official2baba #myBestFriend #mysupportsystem."

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:57:20 +0000
Comedian Mama Tobi buys a Range Rover

The comedian known for dressing like a woman in iro, buba, and gele, said he bought the car a week ago after he decided to be proud of everything he has accomplished so far.

He also thanked God that he didn't post the car two days ago when DJ Cuppy and her sisters showed off their new Ferraris.]]>
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:53:54 +0000
'Cheer' star, Jerry Harris, 21, charged with producing child pornography

The American TV personality, 21, was arrested on Thursday morning, September 17, and charged with one count of producing child pornography, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois said.

The arrest comes three days after 14-year-old twin boys, Charlie and Sam, filed a lawsuit alleging he sent them sexually explicit photos of himself and cornered one of them in a bathroom and begged for oral sex when they were 13 years old.

Harris admitted during an interview after FBI agents raided his home on Monday that he had asked one of the twins to send him photographs and videos of his penis and buttocks on Snapchat. He said he repeatedly asked one of them between December 2018 and March of this year for such photographs and videos.

He also admitted to agents that he solicited and received explicit messages on Snapchat from at least 10 to 15 individuals he knew were minors, had anal/oral sex with a 15-year-old at a cheerleading competition in 2019, and paid a 17-year-old money in exchange for nude photos.

During Thursday's court appearance, prosecutors said Harris is a danger to the community and asked that he should be held without bond.

He remains in custody pending a detention hearing on Monday morning where he is expected to appear in person.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said the crime is punishable by a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 30 years in prison if Harris is found guilty.]]>
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:49:17 +0000
Sex workers stranded as FCT authorities demolish popular brothel
It was reported that owners and occupants of structures in the community had been given demolition notices asking them to vacate. As early as 9 a.m yesterday, the streets of Dakibiu were flooded with people, including residents who were trying to cart away their properties before officials arrived with bulldozers.

When the bulldozers finally arrived before noon accompanied by FCDA officials armed policemen and journalists, the first stop was the popular brother, situated at the north end of Dakibiu.

Within 15 minutes, the structure holding about 36 rooms were demolished as the sex workers and other occupants watched in agony.

According to Premium Times, some commercial sex workers were still packing their belongings when the exercise started.

One of the sex workers, Kate, who spoke to PT, claimed they were not given adequate notice before the demolision exercise.

"This is unfair, at least they should have given as at least two weeks to pack out and find another place to stay,” she said.

After the exercise, scavengers started prowling the debris for valuables, picking rods and some other building materials.]]>
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:52:31 +0000
Lawmaker caught looking at porn during "stressful" reading of budget bill

According to their report, "the MP was getting some light relief from the stressful meeting"

Daily News said this was not the first time similar thing had happened. They claimed that another MP was once caught watching porn during a constitutional amendment meeting.]]>
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:45:56 +0000
Kingtblakhoc granted bail after being arrested for allegedly shooting porn movie in Osun

Kingtblakhoc was arrested alongside his crew members identified as Juliet Semion, Ahmed Olasunkanmi, Adeniran Eritosin and Tunde Jimoh, after some Osun worshippers filed a complaint of him bringing porn actors and actresses from Lagos to shoot a porn movie at the groove.

They were charged to court for conduct likely to cause breach of peace and disrespect to traditional religion. Their action is said to be contrary to and punishable under Section 516, 233, 517, 451 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 vol. II Laws of Osun State Nigeria, 2002.

Kingtblakhoc and his crew members who pleaded not guilty were granted bail in the sum of N200,000 and one surety each in like sum.

Chief Magistrate Ishola Omisade stated that the sureties must be verified residents of Osun and must swear to affidavit of means. He adjourned the case till September 28, 2020]]>
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:39:57 +0000
BBNaija: Nengi accuses Ozo of masturbating after seeing 'stains' on his duvet

Speaking Thursday afternoon, September 17, Nengi, who is the Head of house for this week, made the comments as both housemates were discussing about masturbation.

“Ozo there are semen stains on your bed,” Nengi said.

Ozo replied : “Anything you see here is from the laundry. This place is too small for such a thing.”

Nengi interjected: “It’s a lie. Who was talking about it the other day, was it Praise or who? That you can just be doing your thing… tell me, have you tried it before?

“Those stains I saw under your bed, I’m suspecting you. You have tried it in this House. You have tried it. Don’t tell me lies, you’ve tried it. If you haven’t you would’ve told me.”

Nengi then admitted she had tried masturbating but couldn't do it.

Ozo then asked Nengi, "is it that day I saw you staying like this? (lifts one leg up on the bed)"]]>
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:37:33 +0000
Farmer allegedly murders an Okada rider and sells off his motorcycle for N120,000

The state Commissioner of Police, Shehu Maikudi, who paraded the suspect before newsmen on Thursday, September 17, said the suspect was arrested in a hotel he lodged after selling off the motorcycle.

“He (Kadiri) was the one, who almost caused mayhem for us yesterday (Wednesday) in Billiri after killing a commercial motorcyclist and stealing his motorcycle.

Restive youths in Billiri thought we were not doing enough and attempted to attack the police station. We had to deploy our men there; the Area Commander had to speak to the youth as well as engage the stakeholders in the town to calm the situation.

Policemen were later deployed to Cham, where the suspect was arrested in a hotel, but he had sold the motorcycle at Laraban Lamurde.”the Commissioner said

The police chief also paraded a 21-year-old SS3 pupil, Babayo Yahaya, who was allegedly caught with 107 tramadol capsules and 59 sachets of Exole and N400,000 used to bribe the police.

“Babayo Yahaya was arrested based on credible intelligence. Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to be a dealer in illicit substances for over two years in Gombe and environs,” Yahaya said

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:31:11 +0000
Patience Ozokwor receives car as birthday gift from her children

Patience who turned 62 on September 14, broke down in tears of joy as she received the new car. ]]>
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:27:22 +0000
Nigeria Records 131 Fresh COVID-19 Cases
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), disclosed this on Thursday.

Of the new case, Lagos recorded 45, Kaduna and Plateau 17, while the FCT recorded 16.

Other affected states were Delta and Niger with six each, Kwara with five, Oyo with three, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ekiti, Enugu, Osun, and Sokoto with two each, while Bauchi, Ebonyi, Katsina and Rivers have one each.

The new cases now bring the total infections in the country to 56,735.

48,092 have recovered and have been discharged from various isolation centers, while 1,093 have unfortunately lost their lives.]]>
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:25:01 +0000
62-year-old woman and her daughters arrested for allegedly stealing a baby

It was gathered that on September 10, under unclear circumstances, Kyasimire, travelled from Lyantonde and headed to Kabale district. Upon reaching there, she went straight to the home of one Felix Naturinda, and Doreen Twakyire located in Butorane village, Buhara Sub-County, Kabale district, claiming she came to check on them.

However, at around 8pm, Kyasimire carried the baby and claimed she was going to buy airtime at a nearby shop, but never came back. The couple said that they waited patiently but all in vain.

"We learnt that our baby had been stolen and taken to Lyantonde, when we inquired from our neighbour who knew the culprits," said the parents.

"We reported the matter to the area local Council Chairman, James Sudan, who helped us trace for our baby and the perpetrators," they added.

Two days later, police swung into action and travelled to Lyantonde where the baby was recovered alive together with her perpetrators.

The Kigezi Regional Police Spokesperson, Elly Maate said three suspects are already in their custody to help with investigations.

"Inquiries are underway to establish the motives behind the trios action before we take another course of action," said Maate. ]]>
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 08:26:57 +0000
Man killed as armed robbers open fire on travellers along Okene-Lokoja highway

It was gathered that the incident which happened on Sunday, September 13, around 6pm, resulted in drivers abandoning their vehicles. A policeman at the nearby checkpoint was shot in the leg.

One Abdulaziz Avousahi, who confirmed this incident on Facebook, said late Jamiu was hit by bullet fired by the armed robbers.

"On behalf of the entire EZUKA clan of Ebira land,I commiserate with UMARU'S family over the sudden demise of our brother, MALLAM MUHAMMED JAMIU as he was hit by a gun shot from armed robbers along okene-lokoja express way,"

"May ALLAH forgive his shortcomings, Grant him an eternal rest and give his family the fortitude to bear this disheartening and irreplaceable loss. Miss you bro" he wrote ]]>
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 08:22:18 +0000
New evidence submitted against Hushpuppi in California

In the new evidence submittted against Hushpuppi who was arrested months ago in Dubai and extradited to the United States for allegedly being part of a network that made “hundreds of millions of dollars” from business email compromise frauds and other scams, he was accused of using his personal email to register on a website “whizzlog” which is a market place for buying US bank logs and money laundering.

It was alleged that his email address contained registration confirmation from Whizzlog and numerous confirmation and receipts of bank logs he purchased.]]>
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 08:15:48 +0000
Queen Elizabeth II to be removed as the Head of State in Barbados come 2021

A speech written by Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley quoted its first premier Errol Barrow who warned against "loitering on colonial premises".

Reading the speech, Barbados' governor-general Dame Sandra Mason said: "The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind.

"Barbadians want a Barbadian head of state.

"This is the ultimate statement of confidence in who we are and what we are capable of achieving.

"Hence, Barbados will take the next logical step toward full sovereignty and become a republic by the time we celebrate our 55th anniversary of independence."

Reacting in a short statement, Buckingham Palace said Barbados' intention to remove the Queen as head of state and become a republic is a "matter" for the Caribbean nation.

Asked to comment on the Commonwealth country's plans a palace spokesman said: "This is a matter for the government and people of Barbados."

Barbados gained its independence from Britain in 1966, though the Queen remains its constitutional monarch.

Barbados would join Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica and Guyana if it proceeds with its plan to become a republic.]]>
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 08:13:49 +0000
Nigeria Records 126 New COVID-19 Cases
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on Monday via its official Twitter handle

Of the new case 37 were recorded in Abuja, 27 in Lagos 16 in Plateau, 9 in Kaduna, 7 in Abia, while Gombe and Ondo states recorded six cases each.

Imo state recorded 5 new cases, Delta, Ekiti, Kwara recorded 2 cases each, while Bauchi, , Katsina, Kano and Yobe Katsina, had one case each.]]>
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 08:10:38 +0000
At least four dead, more feared trapped as building under construction collapses in Aba

The three-story uncompleted building on Azikiwe road in Aba has reportedly been a refuge for some homeless residents who take shelter there.

Unfortunately, the building collapsed in the wee hours of this morning, September 16, crushing its inhabitants.

Photos and videos from the scene show someone's leg sticking out of the rubble as the rest of the person's body remained hidden under the debris.]]>
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 15:09:58 +0000
25-year-old man drowns in Kano

The Public Relations Officer , Kano State Fire Service, Saidu Mohammed, who made this known in a statement said the incident happened on Tuesday morning.

"We received a distress call from Zangon Buhari in Bunkure local government at 06:30 am hours through Malam Muhammad Mai Anguwa,"

"In response to the call we sent our rescue team with equipments to the scene of incident and discovered it was a man of about 25 years drowned into a pond. The victim was pulled out unconscious and confirmed dead. His corpse was handed over to ward head of Zangon Buhari on behalf of his families]]>
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 07:31:11 +0000
Gang which kept 14-year-old girl as sex slave for a month arrested in Bauchi state

The suspects identified as Usman Adamu, 20, Adamu Muhammad, 21, Nura Musa, 20, and Khalid Abdullahi now at large are all from Nasarawa area in Misau, Bauchi.

Bauchi police spokesperson, DSP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil said the suspects kept the victim in a house located at the Nasarawa area for almost a month were they all allegdly raped her. They were arrested after the police were alerted.

While the suspects have reportedly confessed to the crime, the girl was rushed to General Hospital Misau for medical examination.

Wakil said;

‘Moreover, on receipt of the report a team of detectives drafted to the scene victim was rushed to General Hospital Misau for medical examination, suspects were arrested and they confessed to the crime. Investigation is on progress after which suspects will be charged to court for prosecution as soon as possible'. ]]>
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 07:26:12 +0000
SARS officers allegedly chase three suspected internet fraudsters to their death
According to eyewitnesses, the young men were riding in their car when the SARS officers attempted to stop them. They refused to stop and the SARS officers engaged them in a hot chase. The driver of the car veered off the road and hit an electric pole. While one of the occupants in the car died on the spot, two others died later.

Aggrieved youths in the area dumped one of the corpses in front of Osun Government House, Oke Fia, and destroyed a motorcycle. Also, the protesters, who were mostly youths, also targeted police operatives and attacked many bystanders around Oke Fia, Alekuwodo, and Ilobu road.

The spokesperson of the state police command is yet to comment on the incident.]]>
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 07:23:43 +0000
Cardi B reportedly files for divorce from Offset

The Fulton County superior court confirmed that a divorce petition has been filed in Superior Court, Fulton County, Georgia by Belcalis Almanzar v. Kiari Cephus, according to HollywoodUnlocked.

This comes days after Cardi posted a cryptic quote to her Instagram story that reads: "Her heart finally told her to stop wasting her time... it’s time."

Cardi B and Offset’s relationship has been plagued with crises. After their secret 2017 wedding, the marriage was plagued with numerous cheating allegations. They later welcome daughter Kulture.

Cardi previously announced her decision to divorce her husband, but Offset made a public apology at one of her biggest festival performances at Rolling Loud.

The Migos rapper took over the stage with a big presentation of flowers and cake that read, "Take me back, Cardi."

The pair later reconciled but they are battling more marital issues and Cardi B has reportedly had enough.]]>
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 07:17:44 +0000
Beyonce and Jay Z take a boat ride with friends in the Hamptons

The power couple hit the water around the Hamptons in a boat named the 'Van Dutch'.

Beyonce covered up in a gray hooded sweatshirt and shielded her eyes with white framed triangular sunglasses while Jay Z wore a short-sleeved teal colored shirt as he sat beside his wife.

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 07:15:27 +0000
Nigeria Records 90 New Cases Of COVID-19, Five More Deaths
In a late-night tweet, the health agency also confirmed the country reported five new deaths as a result of the virus, within the last 24 hours.

The new figures put the country’s total caseload at 56,478, with 44,430 cases discharged and 1,088 deaths.

According to the NCDC, the 90 new cases were reported from eight states, with Lagos (33) leading the pack.

Other states with new cases include Plateau (27), Kaduna (17), Ogun (6), FCT (4), Anambra (1), Ekiti (1), and Nasarawa (1).]]>
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 07:13:24 +0000
Horror! Young man arrested with fresh head of a child at Uganda Parliament

It is said that the alleged fresh human head was wrapped in form of a gift that was meant to be delivered to the Speaker, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga’s office.

The man whose identity is not yet disclosed was intercepted at the parliament gate opposite the National Theatre by security while trying to access the speaker’s office.

When he was asked by security where he was going, he said he was delivering a gift to the speaker. This prompted the security officers to ask what was in the gift parcel and on opening it, they reportedly discovered that it was a child's head.

They quickly apprehended the man and briefly detained him at the parliament police offices before whisking him away.

It was gathered that when he was asked why he did such thing, the young man calmly informed them that it is a gift to the speaker. His intention to deliver a fresh child’s head to the office of the Speaker is still uncertain.

The man is currently detained at Kibuli. Police CID Headquarters as investigations begins. He was later on paraded with the human head that he was carrying. It is not yet established whether he was sent by someone to make the delivery or if he is mentally ill.

Police officers at the security checkpoint who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed the incident and said that the messenger was a smart, composed man, with a face mask.

Helen Kaweesa, the assistant director of communications and public affairs says that her office is yet to receive an official report from the parliament security detail and police on the reported incident.

Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire, who also confirmed the incident, said that they are still investigating the incident.]]>
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 08:16:48 +0000
Ex-porn star Zoe Parker who recently got engaged, dies suddenly in her sleep
"It doesn't even seem possible. She was so happy with her new life back in Texas.

Zoe's fiancé Jay Campbell has set up a GoFundMe page to cover the costs of her funeral.

It has so far raised around $325 (£252) of its $5,000 (£3,884) target.

In the description for the fundraiser, Zoe's fiancé Jay Campbell wrote: "We are sad to report that Zoe Parker passed away in her sleep on September 12 at around 2am. She was only 24 years old.

"After leaving the adult industry, Zoe Parker moved back home to Texas to be near her family to start a new life.

"She had started doing great and recently announced her engagement and by all accounts seemed truly happy for the first time in her life.

"This fund is to help cover her funeral expenses. Any little bit helps."

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 08:11:30 +0000
Loved-up photo of Banky W and his wife Adesua Etomi Tue, 15 Sep 2020 08:08:57 +0000 Four arrested for allegedly beating policeman to death in Ogun (photo)

In a statement released on Monday, September 14, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the four arrested men identified as Jelili Ismaila, 22; Amidu Bankole, 34; Elijah Samson, 36; and Moses Proboye, 34, were reportedly hired by a truck driver who had an argument with the deceased police officer and his colleague

Oyeyemi said the deceased constable and one other were escorting their principal from Idah in Kogi State to Lagos State when the incident happened.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased officer and one other escorted their principal from Idah in Kogi State to Lagos State. On their way passing through Sango Ota, a truck driver, Jelili Ismaila, drove dangerously and almost pushed their vehicle off the road.

While trying not to hit the vehicle conveying the officers, the truck entered a pothole as a result of which its tyre got punctured.

This made the two policemen to come down and caution the truck driver to always be mindful of other road users. But the driver accused them of being at fault, thereby mobilizing hoodlums who attacked the officers and their principal with weapons and beat the deceased to a coma.

Having realised that the policeman may not survive the attack, the driver and his hired hoodlums took to their heels. But luck ran out on four of them when the DPO and his men on a tip-off stormed their hideout and got them arrested, while four others escaped.

The remains of the deceased officer have been deposited at the General Hospital Ota mortuary.” the statement read

Oyeyemi added that the police has launched a manhunt for the other fleeing suspects.]]>
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 08:05:54 +0000
One killed as water tanker crushes tricycle in Anambra (photos)

A statement released by RC Kamal Musa, the acting Sector Public Education Officer
of the Anambra state Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission FRSC, states that the accident occurred opposite Jodon Shopping Mall Nkpor, along Onitsha- Awka Old road at about 3pm.

Musa said the crash occurred as a result of excessive speeding and wrongful overtaking. He said four persons who sustained injuries in the accident were rushed to Boromi hospital Onitsha, by FRSC rescue team from Nteje Unit Command and the dead victim's body was deposited at the Mogue after he was confirmed dead by the Doctors in the Hospital.

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 08:03:48 +0000
Nigeria Records 132 New COVID-19 Cases
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on Monday via its official Twitter handle.

Of the new cases, 52 were recorded in Lagos, 27 in Gombe, 17 in Plateau, 10 in Kwara, with Enugu and Ogun states recording nine cases each.

Katsina state recorded 3 new cases, Ekiti recorded 2 cases while Bauchi, Osun and Rivers all had one new case each.

The new cases now bring the number of confirmed infections in the country to 56,388.

44,337 people have recovered from the virus and have been discharged from isolation centers, while 1,083 have died.]]>
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 07:59:39 +0000
Photo: This is reportedly a functioning "hospital" in a Niger state community

The caption reads:

'The Health of the poor in Nigeria: This is the hospital of dusai town that is in mariga local government in neja state, even the damage of this hospital in this hospital, the people of the town and the villages around them are coming to check their health

The people of dusai have called the government of neja state, and the local government of mariga and the hospital to get a good environment, how to look at the sick.

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 13:58:05 +0000
Woman born without a womb gives birth after pioneering transplant

Jennifer, 34, has Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome, a congenital condition which occurs in 1 in every 14,500 women.

She had no idea there was anything different about her, until she hadn’t started her periods at 17. She went to the doctors and was sent for a scan which revealed the devastating diagnosis.

She was broken by the news because she always wanted kids of her own. A couple of years later, she met student Drew and they began dating. She was upfront with him about her condition so he knew what he was signing up for.

They got married in 2014 and people began talking, asking when they would have kids. Some told Drew he could have chosen better but he insisted it's Jennifer he wants.

They both knew from the start they wanted children so started IVF in 2016, creating 10 frozen embryos. They even started talking to surrogate agencies.

But then Jennifer read about a new medical trial.

“I’d read about some research into uterus transplants, never thinking in a million years it could be a possibility for us,” she says.

“Then in 2017 I read that there was a clinical research trial starting at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, just around the corner.

They were looking for volunteers to receive a uterus transplant. I said, super excited, ‘How wild is this? I think I’m going to apply’.”

Fortunately it worked, and Jennifer, who thought she would never carry her child in her body since she has no womb, was able to. Their son was born on January 9, 2020.

Jennifer is the second in her country and thought to be just the third in the world to give birth after having the procedure.

Jennifer, whose "miracle" baby is 10 months old, is now sharing her story to prove there's hope for others like her as her.

She said: “I never thought in a million years that we would be here. For me to be the one who carried our child was an incredible experience, just pure joy. That he was finally here was a miracle.”

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 13:54:32 +0000
Nudists celebrate Naked in Nature Day (photos)

In a series of jaw-dropping snaps posted to the Get Naked Australia Instagram page, nudists are seen posing in the buff.

Though the Naked in Nature day is not an official date yet, nudists decided to celebrate all the same after Get Naked Australia urged them to.

In the lead up to September 13, the account has been urging its 226,000 followers to explore the great outdoors in the buff.

A recent post reads: "A reminder that next Sunday the 13th of September is GNA Naked in Nature Day 2020!?

"This is not yet an ‘official’ day but we’re trying to make it one! For the second year running, Naked in Nature Day aims to promote people getting outside and spending time in great outdoors minus clothing.

"Find somewhere secluded, grab your mates and get involved!?

"Whilst we celebrate getting naked in nature everyday, we found that setting a date really encourages people to make that extra effort and get involved to spread the body positivity.?"

Below are photos from Naked in Nature day.]]>
Mon, 14 Sep 2020 12:10:08 +0000
Patience Ozokwor celebrates her 62nd birthday with lovely photos

She wrote in one post: 'But the godly will flourish like palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon. For they are transplanted to the LORD’s own house. They flourish in the courts of our God. Even in old age they will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green. They will declare, “The LORD is just! He is my rock! There is no evil in him!” Psalm 92:12-14 #BirthdayThanksgiving#MamaGLovers#PatienceOzokwo.'

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 12:05:40 +0000
Missing girl, 9, found dead in man's wardrobe before angry neighbours 'kill suspect

The body of Boipelo Sesele was found in a man's wardrobe after a 12-day search before neighbours then allegedly killed the murder suspect.

Free State police spokesperson Brigadier Sam Makhele said Sesele’s body was found not far from her home on Saturday afternoon.

“It is alleged that the children were playing in the street when they sensed a bad smell from a shack not far from Boipelo’s home and alerted community members who’ve been assisting to look for the child.

“They went to the shack and found it locked, forced entry and opened the wardrobe where the smell was coming from and found the body of Sesele, then alerted the police.”

Makhele said while at the scene, the owner of the shack surfaced and he was attacked by the community.

“The police tried to intervene, but were also attacked, ultimately, they managed to take him out of this volatile situation, but was later declared dead by the emergency medical service,” said Makhele.

The discovery came amid a massive 12-day search for the girl by concerned community members.

A member of the search team and community leader, Mr. Thebe, told SABC News that he was approached by a child around 16:00 on Saturday who reported a bad smell coming out of the shack before Sesele’s body was found.

“I opened the door, the shack was just in a mess, it was all filthy there. Then I went to check the wardrobe. As I was going to the wardrobe, her hand was showing from outside. She was seated inside the wardrobe. She was decomposed. It broke me, but I thank God we have finally found closure.”

Sesele was reported missing by her mother, Lynette, who said she was last seen playing with friends in the street not far from her home on 1 September 2020 at about 1pm.

At the time she went missing, Lynette alleged that she had gone to visit a friend in Phomolong.

On her return, Lynette said she couldn't find her child, and when she went to enquire from her friends, they told her they saw Boipelo talking to a tall man before they left for the tuck shop and never returned again.]]>
Mon, 14 Sep 2020 12:01:33 +0000
Genevieve Nnaji looks effortlessly chic in rimless razor blade sunglasses

The actress went makeup-free in the photo, allowing her clear youthful skin to shine forth.

She also had on rimless razor blade sunglasses that made her look effortlessly chic.]]>
Mon, 14 Sep 2020 11:58:07 +0000
23-year-old South African woman brutally stabbed to death by jealous ex-boyfriend
Police spokesperson Capt Kay Makhubele who confirmed the incident said the man identified as David Setshoa stabbed his 23-year-old girlfriend, Thato, to death with a knife in an alleged “rage of jealousy”.

The incident happened in Leboneng on Thursday evening. He was arrested on Friday and is expected to appear in the Temba magistrate's court on Monday September 14.

It was gathered that that David had been stalking Thato since she ended the relationship and moved on with a new man. According to close sources he had been telling people that he was going to kill her.

"Thato Gadebe has been stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend David Setshoa in Themba,Hamanskraal. The girl was initially in an on- and - off relationship with the suspect, and now was in a relationship with a new man," The Daily Talk News reports.

"The ex-boyfriend was stalking her after she found a new man. It got to our attention that he blocked her way as she was at a mall with her man. Police were called but said 'the man has not done anything to her and can't act against him' despite her(Thato) having a protection order against the suspect,"

"We can confirm that David also tried to kill her in the past. He allegedly took Thato to his mom's grave and promised to kill her and himself. Again, he tried to jump the wall at her place while carrying a gun."

Meanwhile friends and family members have taken to Facebook to mourn her death and call for justice.]]>
Mon, 14 Sep 2020 07:29:55 +0000
17 members of a family reportedly abducted in Kaduna

According to reports, the gunmen in two separate attacks abducted a total of 21 persons.

Confirming the abduction to newsmen, Liman Hussaini, a community leader in Udawa village, said the gunmen arrived in their village and began shooting sporadically into the air. He said four persons were abducted on Friday, September 11 while 17 others were abducted on Saturday morning, September 12 while on their way to the farm.

“Yesterday, a family of 21 were going to the farm, but about one and a half kilometres away from home, they were attacked by gunmen. Four of them sustained serious injuries from gunshots while 17 of them were abducted.

Also, on Friday, at about 7am, four people were abducted while on their way to the farm.

You know there is serious hunger. People are finding it very difficult to feed, but now that the maize is done, many families depend on it to feed. We have started harvesting maize which we use for feeding because there is no food.

The head of this family of 21 was riding on a bike with one of his sons and two daughters to the farm when the bandits opened fire on them after abducting 17 members of the family.

The man was shot on the leg; the son was shot in the mouth. One of the daughters was shot on the chest; the other daughter was shot on the hand. The four of them were taken to a hospital in Kaduna.” he said

He said the gunmen went away with the victims before security agents got to the village.

The Kaduna state police command is yet to react to the recent development.

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 07:24:10 +0000
FG moves to ban production of alcohol in sachets

The director-general of the National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mojisola Adeyeye, disclosed this in a statement released.

According to Adeyeye, uncontrolled access and availability of high concentration alcohol in sachet and small volume PET or glass bottles contribute to substance and alcohol abuse in Nigeria. She said the food agency will no longer register new products in sachet and small volume PET or glass bottles with contents above 30 percent alcohol by volume (ABV).

“These concerns relate to negative effects of irresponsible alcohol consumption on public health and on the safety and security of the public, alcohol being a toxic and psychoactive substance with dependence producing properties.

In regard to alcohol, major stakeholders have been engaged at the highest level and are already sensitised to the issue. To this end, several interventions jointly agreed upon by major stakeholders are being undertaken and as a first step, no new products in sachet and small volume PET or glass bottles above 30 per cent ABV will be registered by NAFDAC

Furthermore, to reduce availability and curb abuse, effective January 31 2020, producers of alcohol in sachets and small volume PET and glass bottles are to reduce production by 50 per cent of capacity prior to January 2020. The overall goal is a complete phase out of high concentration alcohol in sachets and small PET and glass bottles in line with the agreed roadmap or earlier.” Adeyeye said]]>
Mon, 14 Sep 2020 07:22:32 +0000
Toke Makinwa steps out in sheer Gert-Johan Coetzee ensemble (photos) Mon, 14 Sep 2020 07:20:23 +0000 Two herdsmen arrested for robbing a family and defiling their 16-year-old daughter

The herdsmen stole a cash sum of N140,000 from the family then raped a 16-year-old member of the family on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at Afowowa Gbelu Village in Ewekoro Local Goverment Council Area of the state.

According to the State’s Police Spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects, Abu Adamu and Muhammadu Aliyu, alongside a third person who is now at large, invaded the farm settlement, attacked the house of one Aminat Okeshola, dispossessed the family of a cash sum of one hundred and forty thousand naira after which, they took a 16-year-old daughter of the family to a cassava plantation, where they took turns on her.

Oyeyemi said that following a distress call, policemen swiftly swung into action and combed the entire area and succeeded in arresting two of the suspects, who took to hiding in a nearby bush on sighting the detectives, while the third suspect escaped. The two arrested suspects were immediately identified by the victims.

The state Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered a manhunt for the fleeing member of the gang.]]>
Mon, 14 Sep 2020 07:16:41 +0000
Nigeria Records 79 New COVID-19 Cases, Lowest In Months
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on Sunday, making it the lowest figure in several months.

Of the new cases, 30 were recorded in Lagos, 17 in Kaduna, seven in Ogun, five in Anambra, four in Kano, three in Katsina, the FCT and Akwa Ibom, two in Oyo and Rivers and one each in Delta, Plateau and Ondo.

The new cases now bring the number of confirmed infections in the country to 56,256.

44,152 have recovered and been discharged from isolation centers, while 1,082 have died.]]>
Mon, 14 Sep 2020 07:14:47 +0000
Police arrest notorious wanted criminal, Bobrisky after gun battle in Rivers State

Spokesman of the Command, SP Nnamdi Omoni disclosed this on Saturday morning, September 12, while showing the wounded suspect and that of his alleged second in command said to be his younger brother, at the command headquarters.

According to SP Omoni, the suspect was arrested alive in the early hours of today, in a joint security operation with a local security outfit at Koro community in Tai local government area of the state.

Recall that the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike had earlier placed a N30 million bounty on the kingpin.

Sun, 13 Sep 2020 12:04:04 +0000
Taxi driver nabbed while having s3x with lady, by the road side

The couple who were caught having s3x, did not seem to care much about their surroundings. In the video which was shared on Twitter, a man is seen approaching them with a phone whilst filming the sensual moment. ]]>
Sun, 13 Sep 2020 11:59:18 +0000
Birthday party ends in tragedy as uninvited teenage guest stabs celebrant to death

According to reports, the suspect identified as Sunday Philip, said to be an apprentice mechanic, arrived the party uninvited and was served a bottle of beer and a plate of spiced spaghetti.

As the party progressed, Philip got into a fight with a guest after a misunderstanding. The celebrant walk in on both men fighting and took sides with the guest identified as Jonah, and this got Philip angry. The suspect ran into a nearby house and returned with a knife which he used to stab Philip.

“One of the guests named Jonah sent a boy to move the sound system away from the scene when he noticed that food and drinks were pouring on the floor. But Sunday (Philip), an apprentice mechanic, prevented the boy sent by Jonah from taking the jukebox away and seized the sound gadget. Jonah tried to take the sound system from Sunday and a fight broke out between them," the source explained.

“When Sunday realised that he could not overpower Jonah, he rushed to a nearby house and brought out a knife to attack Jonah. Unfortunately, on his way back to Jonah, he met the celebrator, Josiah, who warned him not to disrupt his party. But Sunday then became angry that Josiah had taken sides with Jonah, so he stabbed him to death.”

A community leader who confirmed the incident said he was not aware of the plan to hold a birthday party in the village and had the deceased celebrator told him, he would have informed the village head, Chief Kunle Aromokun, to put in place adequate security.

“It is sad that the life of the celebrator was cut short by an uninvited guest at his own party. If the late Josiah had told me that he was going to organise a party to celebrate his birthday, I would have told the Baale (village head), who would have in turn invited members of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) to provide security and prevent a breakdown of law and order at the event.” he said.

One of the guests at the party identified simply as Oladele said that the suspect lived on the same street as Josiah, but he was not invited to the party.

“Sunday (Philip) had left home for work very early in the morning. He had no idea that Josiah was going to throw a birthday party in the neighbourhood," said Oladele.

“He however came to the party when he got wind that it was Josiah’s birthday celebration. Only God knows what came over him when he launched into a fight with another guest and close friend of the celebrant. If not for the timely intervention of the community leaders and other residents, he would have been mobbed to death when he was nabbed after he tried to escape from the scene where he stabbed Josiah to death.”]]>
Sun, 13 Sep 2020 11:56:19 +0000
Being gay isn't easy, we fight lots of demons - Crossdresser Jay Boogie

The crossdresser who stated that homosexuals make it seem easy while hiding their sexual preference, further averred that they fight lots of demons.]]>
Sun, 13 Sep 2020 11:46:08 +0000
Iraan executes Olympic champion wrestler Navid Afkari despite global outcry and pleas
Afkari was executed in the morning at a prison in the southern city of Shiraz, provincial prosecutor general Kazem Mousavi was quoted as saying on Iranian state television’s website.

The 27-year-old Afkari had been found guilty of “voluntary homicide” for stabbing to death Hossein Torkman, according to the judiciary.

On the day of the 'murder', Shiraz and other Iranian cities had been the scene of anti-government protests and demonstrations over economic and social hardship.

Reports allege Afkari was condemned on the basis of confessions extracted under torture, and now the IOC has reacted, stating their disappointment at his execution despite their pleas.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it was “shocked” by Saturday’s execution

“The IOC is shocked by this announcement today,” the statement published on Twitter reads

IOC president Thomas Bach had made direct personal appeals to the Supreme Leader and to the President of Iran this week and asked for mercy for Navid Afkari, while respecting the sovereignty of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

"It is deeply upsetting that the pleas of athletes from around the world and all the behind-the-scenes work of the IOC, together with the NOC of Iran, United World Wrestling and the National Iranian Wrestling Federation, did not achieve our goal.

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Navid Afkari,” Bach added.

US President Donald Trump had earlier this month pleaded for Afkari’s life saying that his “sole act was an anti-government demonstration on the streets”.

“To the leaders of Iran, I would greatly appreciate if you would spare this young man’s life, and not execute him. Thank you!” he wrote on Twitter.

Sun, 13 Sep 2020 11:42:12 +0000
Actress and mum of two, Sophie Alakija stuns in risqué photos
Sun, 13 Sep 2020 11:37:08 +0000
Rihanna’s stunning London mansion is up for sale for '£32million' (photos)

The eight-bedroom property located in St John's Wood, has five floors of gloriously designed rooms, a spa-like bathroom, and a huge garden.

The luxurious London home also features a carriage driveway with parking for up to ten cars, a gym, an infra-red sauna, two whole floors for entertaining, and a well-equipped bespoke kitchen.

The house was originally built in 1844 by builder William Holme Twentyman, and the first owner of the property was Daniel Francis, a diamond tycoon who was a director and shareholder of De Beers Jewellers.

Sun, 13 Sep 2020 11:31:40 +0000
3 men arrested for the shooting of Actress Thandeka Mdeliswa

LIB reported earlier that the 34-year-old actress who played the role of Khanye Hlophe in SABC's Ikani, was shot outside her family home in Evander days ago. The suspects fled, including the triggerman. The police launched a manhunt which culminated in their arrest.

Lt Gen Mondli Zuma, the provincial police commissioner of Mpumalanga said the arrested suspects aged 24, 27 and 29, will face charges of murder and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Zuma said; “We are glad that the suspects have been arrested, including the alleged murderer.

“We also believe that at least the arrest will bring comfort to the family as they will be able to find closure on the matter.

“It is my pleasure to also commend the good work done by both teams in the apprehension of the suspects,” said Zuma. The three will appear in the Evander Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

“We also believe that at least the arrest will bring comfort to the family, as they will be able to find closure on the matter."]]>
Sun, 13 Sep 2020 11:27:58 +0000
Newborn baby girl found in bin bag with knife sticking out of her back

The baby, believed to be two days old, was rescued after a passer-by heard her cries in the city of Posadas in the north-eastern Argentine province of Misiones.

The passer-by named Diego Sebastian Penayo opened the bag and found that the infant had been stabbed multiple times, and the rusty blade was still sicking out of the baby’s back.

Diego, a 31-year-old personal trainer, took the baby girl to a nearby police station and from there she was rushed to hospital.

Doctors were shocked to find multiple knife wounds on the little girl’s tiny body, and she needed urgent medical treatment.

Fortunately most of the stab wounds were superficial and no major organs were affected.

Two of the baby’s ribs had also been broken.

Despite that, the little girl is said to be making a good recovery such that nurses at the Hospital Maternal Neonatal have started calling her Milagros – ‘Miracle.’

David Halac, an administrator at the hospital, told reporters that the baby is now breathing unaided but she is being treated with strong antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection.

He added that the hospital is in no rush to discharge her until the legal situation of the child’s guardianship is resolved.

Police say that they have traced the baby’s mother and she is currently in custody.]]>
Sun, 13 Sep 2020 11:26:06 +0000
160 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

A breakdown of the new cases across states is as follows; FCT-39, Plateau-39, Lagos-30, Kaduna-23, Katsina-7, Rivers-6, Oyo-6, Yobe-3, Benue-3, Bayelsa-1, Abia-1. Edo-1, Ekiti-1.

There are now 56,177 confirmed cases of Coronavirus and 1,078 deaths have been recorded. 44,088 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged. ]]>
Sun, 13 Sep 2020 11:23:53 +0000
Woman strips completely at gym after her cat was denied entry

56-year-old woman, identified by her surname Chien, had repeatedly arrived at the World Gym in Tamsui in Taiwan's New Taipei City with her orange cat and was stripped of her membership last month.

Videos shared on social media captures Ms Chien returning to the gym on September 4 and confronting the workers over the strict "no pet" rules.

She is seen holding her cat in one arm while arguing with a female personal trainer.

The woman threatens the staff and yells: "I have a gun and a hand grenade. F*** you!"

Ms Chien then shoves the cat towards a member of staff and says: "Hold my cat. Let me punch her [the trainer]."

While the staff tried to stop her from going further inside the gym, she took off her clothes and walked around naked.
Stunned gym-goers watched as she then starts using the battle rope.

After 30 minutes of chaos, the woman was subdued and made to put her clothes back on when the police arrived at the gym.

Ms Chien was taken onto an ambulance and sent to Mackay Memorial Hospital for a medical checkup by the paramedics.

She was arrested on suspicion of one count of sex offence and one count of causing bodily harm.

Sat, 12 Sep 2020 08:14:38 +0000
Suspected Fulani militia hacks final year Poly student to death in Kaduna

National Public Relations Officer of the Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU), Mr. Luka Binniyat, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday, September 11, said the Fulani militia laid ambush for Isaac, his brother Anthony Magaji and one other person, on the way to their sugar cane farm.

"The Fulani militia on the 8th September, 2020 lay ambush for three Atyap youths from Atakmawei in same Zamandabo Ward in Atyap Chiefdom, as they went to clear weed in their sugar cane farm about a kilometer from their village," the statement reads.

“Suddenly, armed herdsmen came from hiding and struck. They descended on them with daggers and machetes. Isaac Thomas, a final year student of Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, Zaria, was hacked down. They axed his neck and head with macabre wounds and killed him instantly"

"Anthony Magaji, also an OND student of the same school, managed to escape with life threatening injuries and is now under intensive care in a hospital, while the third escaped with less injury."

Also confirming the incident, the deceased's colleague, Christopher Ugwuja, said that Anthony is still in critical condition.

"I regret to announce the sudden death of a colleague, friend and a humble secretary of Our Lady Cause of Our Joy Praesidium, Legion of Mary Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic Zaria.. Brother Isaac Thomas.. A final year HND student at Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic Zaria"

"He was attacked along side his brother Magaji Anthony who is in critical condition now, but the attackers (herdsmen) succeeded in killing Isaac it all happened in their hometown Kafanchan early morning of today.. Brother with a heavy heart we pray your soul rest in peace and may perpetual light shine in your part, Amen"

Friends have taken to social media to pray for Magaji's recovery. See photos and posts below...

Sat, 12 Sep 2020 08:09:09 +0000
Kim Jong-Un showed off executed uncle’s headless body: Trump

Jang Song Thaek, the North Korean leader’s uncle and a hugely powerful figure within the regime, was killed in 2013 for committing 'treason' and corruption in 2013.

"Kim tells me everything. Told me everything,” Trump told the Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward, according to his forthcoming book “Rage”.

“He killed his uncle and he put the body right in the steps,” Trump said, in an apparent reference to a building used by senior officials.

“And the head was cut, sitting on the chest,” he added in excerpts from the book seen by AFP.

Trump’s account of Jang's death shows the close nature of his relationship with the North Korean dictator, even though the hermit nation has never admitted how he was killed.

Nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington have stalled since the collapse of the Hanoi summit last year when Trump and Kim failed to reach an agreement .

Pyongyang officials said they had offered to “dismantle all the nuclear production facilities in the Yongbyon area”, but according to the book Trump demanded five sites be given up.

“Listen, one doesn’t help and two doesn’t help and three doesn’t help and four doesn’t help. Five does help,” Trump reportedly told Kim according to the book.

Yongbyon was the North’s biggest site, Kim countered “It’s also your oldest,” Trump retorted.

Kim, though, would not offer further concessions, and Trump told him: “You’re not ready to make a deal.”

“I’ve got to leave,” he added, to Kim’s shock. ‘I am really, very offended’

Sat, 12 Sep 2020 08:05:11 +0000
At least 2 persons dead as plane crashes in Los Angeles

The single-engine airplane crashed into a parking lot between two buildings at 7011 Hayvenhurst Avenue, Van Nuys, California.

The impact of the collision started a fire in the parking lot.

Emergency Medical Services, EMS, arrived at the scene shortly after the crash and the area was cordoned off.]]>
Sat, 12 Sep 2020 08:02:05 +0000
A side chic is a glorified prostitute - Eucharia Anunobi
In a follow up post on her Instagram page today, the actress described side chics as glorified prostitutes, and advised ladies to refuse every advance by married men, to be made a side chick.

She wrote

Your physical construct has nothing to do with your inner construct . With the grace of God (sense from God ) you operate and regulate life not from outside in but from inside out . Because that your " glorified dust " = flesh , booty, well rounded hips , breast, face , will certainly depreciate but the contents of your mind will remain ever green and that's what keeps the men glued long after the warmth of the flesh dies out . You can ask Sarah in the Holy Bible.

And it can't be over emphasized that a virtuous woman is the one with , not just an attractive physical attributes but one endued with the wisdom of God . Therefore a virtuous woman will refuse every advance to be made a side chick .

Receive grace not to be lured !!!!
Genesis 18 : 1 - 14 , Proverbs 5 : 3 - 8 , 31 : 10 - 31]]>
Sat, 12 Sep 2020 07:58:59 +0000
Teacher arrested for allegedly raping 15-year-old pupil in Ogun (photo)

A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, says the 26-year-old teacher was apprehended after the proprietress of the school reported to Sango-Ota Police Station that she was informed by one of the female SS3 students Adebayo had repeatedly raped her since the resumption of the school in preparation for the West African Examination Council (WAEC) examination.

According to Oyeyemi, the proprietor further said

”The teacher intimidated the victim by telling her that she would not pass her examination, if she didn’t allow him have sex with her. Consequence upon which he has been calling her out of the dormitory in the night and taking her to a classroom where he used to have carnal knowledge of her.

When the victim could no longer bear the sexual assault of the randy teacher, she decided to inform the proprietress.

Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer(DPO) of Sango Division, Mr Godwin Idehai, a Chief Superintendent of Police(CSP) detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested. He has since then made a confessional statement admitting the commission of the crime.”

The spokesperson said the victim has been taken to hospital where she is currently receiving medical attention.

He added that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Edward A. Ajogun ,has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Anti- human trafficking and child labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department(SCIID) for further investigation and prosecution.]]>
Sat, 12 Sep 2020 07:56:35 +0000
Nigeria Records 188 New Cases Of COVID-19
According to the health agency, only one death was reported.

Till date, the country has confirmed 56,017 cases of the virus; 43,998 cases have however been discharged with 1,076 deaths.

The 188 new cases reported on Friday were from 19 states with Lagos (47) leading the pack.

The other 18 states include Enugu (25), Plateau (21), FCT (14), Abia (11), Delta (10), Bauchi (8), Ondo (8), Kaduna (8), Ogun (6), Imo (5), Benue (4), Katsina (4), Taraba (4), Edo (3), Kwara (3), Oyo (3), Rivers (2), and Yobe (2).]]>
Sat, 12 Sep 2020 07:54:49 +0000
Gunmen attack Abuja community and abduct 5 persons

According to residents, the gunmen stormed their community in the early hours of today and after shooting sporadically, abducted about 12 persons. The gunmen reportedly dropped 7 out of the 12 initially kidnapped persons after they were engaged in a gun battle by police officers and members of the community's vigilante group.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the FCT command, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, said efforts are being made to rescue the remaining five kidnap victims.

“The command wishes to inform the public that when it received a distress call on the kidnap of some persons on September 10, 2020, at about 0130hrs in Tungan Maje, a village bordering FCT and Niger state, a joint team of police operatives from the command Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Rapid Response Squad and Zuba Police Division responded swiftly.

During a fierce gun confrontation with the heavily armed hoodlums, the police team successfully rescued five of the kidnapped victims.”Manzah said in a statement]]>
Fri, 11 Sep 2020 07:38:02 +0000
Update: IMSU suspends lecturers involved in alleged s3x-for-grade scandal

Spokesman of the university Ralph Njoku Obi who confirmed the development, said the lecturers were suspended pending the outcome of a probe of the viral videos. He also confirmed that the two lecturers who are currently cooling off in a police cell in Owerri, the Imo State capital are senior lecturers of the university.

Obi said;

“We just came out of an expanded management meeting now. Management resolved to set up a panel to look into the veracity of the content of the video clips but as it stands now, the two lecturers have been suspended so they can give us ample room to do a proper investigation into the matter.

“It is believed that the trending video clips may have again exposed the ugly underworld of sex-for-grade syndicates operating in the Imo State University, Owerri."]]>
Fri, 11 Sep 2020 07:36:16 +0000
Lionel Messi beats Cristiano Ronaldo to be the highest-rated player in FIFA 21

The 33-year-old Argentine superstar was awarded a 93 rating ahead of his arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski. Ronaldo was awarded 92 while Lewandowski was rated 91.

Here is the FIFA 21 top 100 highest-rated players list in full, as confirmed by EA SPORTS.

Lionel Messi, Barcelona (93)
Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus (92)
Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich (91)
Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City (91)
Neymar Jr., Paris Saint-Germain (91)
Jan Oblak, Atletico de Madrid (91)
Virgil van Dijk, Liverpool (90)
Kylian Mbappé, Paris Saint-Germain (90)
Mohamed Salah, Liverpool (90)
Sadio Mané, Liverpool (90)
Marc-Andre ter Stegen, FC Barcelona (90)
Alisson Becker, Liverpool (90)
Sergio Aguero, Manchester City (89)
Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid (89)
Karim Benzema, Real Madrid (89)
Manuel Neuer, Bayern Munich (89)
Thibaut Courtois, Real Madrid (89)
Casemiro, Real Madrid (89)
Eden Hazard, Real Madrid (88)
Raheem Sterling, Manchester City (88)
Samir Handanovic, Inter (88)
Toni Kroos, Real Madrid (88)
Kalidou Koulibaly, Napoli (88)
Harry Kane, Tottenham (88)
Ederson, Manchester City (88)
Paulo Dybala, Piemonte Calcio (88)
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Fri, 11 Sep 2020 07:33:56 +0000
Family cries out as man dies in police custody in Lagos

Yemi Taiwo, a land Agent, was arrested alongside one of his friends, Femi Animashaun, by a combined team of local vigilante members in Ikorodu, popularly known as Onyabo, and some palace thugs known as Tobalase in Isiu community.

In a video made available to newsmen, the two accused persons were stripped and tortured in the premises of Ikorodu North Local Council Development Area.

The wife of the deceased, Olabisi Taiwo, said her husband left home in the Gberigbe area of Ikorodu for Isiu, where he bought some plots of land, and was arrested.

She said in tears: "He told me that he would first stop at his boss's office before going to site but he never came back to meet his two children and wife.

"Around on the fateful day, his younger brother, Deji, who is staying with us, rushed home and told me that he heard that his brother had been killed."

She continued: "I was very distraught and quickly lost my senses but after some hours, they called back that he was not dead but that he had been arrested with some people who are planning to abduct the monarch of Isiu.

"We didn't hear anything until late in the evening on Friday when I was told that he had been taken to the annex of Zonal Investigative Bureau in Ladegboye area, Ikorodu by some policemen, who were invited.

"I went there on that same day. I was not allowed to see him by the Investigating Police Officer (IPO) who was identified as Lati. We were told that he was not there.

"I went there again on Saturday and Sunday and was still not allowed to see him, but on that Sunday, one of his brothers, Awobajo, who went there to see him, was also detained by the policemen.

"Awobajo was later released on Monday and he told me that the IPO asked him the location of my husband's properties and that he would sell them off because we don't know the gravity of our offence.

"Early on Tuesday morning, the policemen brought my husband and Femi out of the cell and they were tortured in preparation for their transfer to Zone 2 headquarters in Onikan.

"I was told that on their way to Onikan, some land thugs sprinkled some water on them on the road. I learnt that, when my husband and Femi were brought to Zone 2, when the superior officer saw the condition of my husband and his friend with injuries all over their bodies, he rejected them and told the IPO to go and treat them first before he can allow them into the cell.

"It was while they were returning them back to their annex at Ikorodu that my husband died and the IPO is now saying that he does not know what to do again. He does not want to release the body of my husband to me.

"I am appealing to the Inspector General of Police to come to my aid. Those who connived with the police to kill my husband are bragging to have the support of powerful monarchs and the Lagos State Government. I don't want my husband to die in vain."

The Zone 2, Command spokesperson, DSP Hauwa Idris declined to comment on the incident, stating simply: "I cannot confirm any story now, I am busy, we are hosting a GOC, call me later."]]>
Fri, 11 Sep 2020 07:31:37 +0000
77 escape death as building collapses in Lagos (photos)

The storey building located at 26, Afolabi Alasia Street, Gaskiya Road in Ijora Badia, was said to have been physically defective as it had visible cracks and showed signs of deterioration long before it collapsed from the rear today.

According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), there were 29 adults comprising 14 females and 15 males as well as 48 children in the premises when it collapsed and thankfully no life was lost.]]>
Fri, 11 Sep 2020 07:29:01 +0000
Card readers destroyed as fire guts INEC office in Ondo (photos)

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, however, men of the state fire service are currently battling to put out the fire.]]>
Fri, 11 Sep 2020 07:26:04 +0000
Love wins!... Nigerian man weds lady he met while selling oranges as a child (photos)

The Nigerian man with the Twitter handle @iKingMillie, shared photos from their civil union and also shared the beautiful story of how they met as children and have remained best of friends.

''As a child, I was an orange seller, this girl thought I peeled the oranges nicely , she sat down and we became friends. Today I married my childhood best friend. #ItsOfficial #OwambeLoading''he tweeted]]>
Fri, 11 Sep 2020 07:22:38 +0000
Nigeria Reports 197 New COVID-19 Cases As Recoveries Push Toward 44,000
Plateau State which has now become the pandemic epicentre in the country had the highest infections for the day – 83 – according to a tweet, Thursday, by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The agency said the new infections were reported in twelve states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Of the new cases, Lagos had 48 infections, Kaduna – 17, FCT – 16, Ogun – 11, Katsina – 7, Imo – 4 and Edo – 3.

Nasarawa had three new infections, Rivers – 2, Bayelsa -1, Oyo – 1, Osun – 1.

According to the health agency, 43,810 persons of out of the 55,829 confirmed cases have been discharged.

However, 1,075 deaths have been recorded so far since the pandemic was confirmed in the country in late February.]]>
Fri, 11 Sep 2020 07:18:31 +0000
Woman stabbed to death in Jos one week after celebrating her birthday

Wunato Esther Chuwang, who celebrated her birthday on August 28, was murdered on September 5, in Rukuba, Jos.

Friends of the deceased have published Facebook posts to mourn her while expressing shock at her sudden demise.]]>
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 14:59:15 +0000
Demi Rose strips completely to expose killer curves while partying in Ibiza

The 25-year-old model flew to Ibiza after travel restriction was eased, and she has been sharing an array of racy clips and snaps.

She posed completely naked for her latest Instagram update. She also shared a video of her relaxing naked in a hot tub.]]>
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 14:54:08 +0000
Woman stabs her boyfriend's alleged side chic to death in South Africa

Police spokesperson Lt-Col Amanda Funani, who confirmed the incident said the suspect was apprehended on Monday, September 7, at Cyferkuil village near Brits after she stabbed Ditsele with a knife on the chest.

“It is alleged that the suspect had an argument with her 22-year-old boyfriend accusing him of cheating with the victim," Funani said.

Funani said the suspect left her boyfriend on the street. She came back with a knife a while later, prompting the man to flee.

“It is alleged that the suspect then saw Ditsele, whom she grabbed, pushed to the ground and stabbed in the chest.” he added.

Ditsele, pictured, was transported to the Kutlwanong Clinic where she was declared dead. The suspect was arrested and charged with murder.

North West police commissioner Lt-Gen Sello Kwena condemned the incident and urged community members to solve their differences without resorting to violence.]]>
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 08:47:13 +0000
648 beggars arrested for street begging in Kano

The board's spokesperson, Lawan Ibrahim said the beggars were arrested around Bata Area Murtala Muhmamed way, Nasarawa Hospital, Railway Station and Yahuza Suya junction in the city.

Ibrahim who disclosed that 416 females and 232 males were arrested during the raid, added that they will continue to arrest beggars who refuse to abide by the law .

He said;

“We will make Kano streets beggar-free.

”Those arrested have been screened and those who were are first time offenders, will be handed over to their relatives.

“Those who are not first time offenders would be charged to court."]]>
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 08:43:27 +0000
Woman kick-starts a campaign to photograph 500 women's private parts(photo)

Ellie Eggwick, from Queensland's Sunshine Coast, said she felt so bad about her vagina that she had to inquire about labiaplasty. But after she met a doctor who advised her to do some research, she discovered she was perfectly normal.

After the discovery, she was inspired to photograph more than 500 vaginas for a coffee table book to prove that all vaginas are beautiful

'Something that is said in the bedroom with someone you are being affectionate with can affect you for the rest of your life,' she told Sunshine Coast Daily.

'It has definitely stuck with me and is the reason why I am doing this project

Ms. Eggwick said her own insecurities began when she was a teenager.

'As I had never seen another vulva, I had no idea,' she wrote on her website.

All the thoughts and nightmares of a usual teenage girl went running wild through my brain - is my vagina weird?' Am I normal?'

According to Eggwick, her insecurities prompted her to consider undergoing a labiaplasty, a form of surgery that reduces the outer folds of the female labia.

'After years of self-hate with this area of my body, I eventually went to see a plastic surgeon. I was so nervous, I couldn't even explain what I wanted.

He looks up at me and asked "Ellie, have you ever seen another Vulva?" I told him "I've seen a few but they don't look like mine," she explained.

The doctor told Ms. Eggwick that all vaginas are different and inspired her to share this message with other women.

'What this man did at this moment saved me from cutting off half of my labia. He educated me. He used nice words to tell me that not all girls have the barbie vagina.

'I now want to do the same for all the women out there contemplating going through surgery due to a lack on knowledge of that area on their own body,' she said.

The photographer hopes her campaign will encourage girls to accept their bodies.

'I don't want young girls going through what I went through thinking I wasn't normal downstairs,' Ms Eggwick explained. ]]>
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 08:40:33 +0000
EFCC arrests 22 suspected Internet Fraudsters in Owerri

The all-male suspects, whose ages range between 20 and 41, were arrested recently at “Sight and Services” within “World Bank”, in Ugwuma Town and “Road Safety” by Toronto road, Egbu, Owerri, Imo state.

The suspects are: Chinonso Anozie Frank, Ogadibo Victor Chikeluba, Clinton Njoku Onyekachi, Okoro Edwin Chigozie, Anozie Chibuzor Harold, Anyaeriuba Canice, Ogbuehi Anderson, Okere Nonye, Njoku Paul Chibuike, Ndalaka Felix Chukwuebuka and Anele Chibuike Timothy.

Others are: Chidi Kalu, Uparai Daniel; Ubochi Christian Ikechukwu; Udoka Obi; Chiagozie Morris Obiano; Moses Akaedite, Henry Princewill Chisom, Prince Ibe, Ugwuegbu Fredrick Ekenna, William Peter Obinna and Udoka Ihiekwe Kelechi.

During their arrest, several cars and gadgets were recovered from them and they include: a black Lexus E5 330, a silver-colored Toyota Corolla LE, a silver-colored Toyota Camry, and a blue Toyota Corolla LE.

Others include a silver-coloured Lexus E5; a black Toyota Venza, a grey -coloured Mercedes ML350 SUV, and a silver-colored Toyota Highlander SUV.

Also recovered from them were 15 laptops and 20 sophisticated mobile phones.

The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.]]>
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 08:16:58 +0000
Plumber 'stabs female customer to death after she asked for a discount'

The 43-year-old man, whose name has not been disclosed, reportedly stabbed paramedic Inna Murzaeva, 32, to death. He also attacked her mother and their male neighbour who had tried to protect the women.

Inna died on the spot. Her mother and neighbour remain in a critical condition and the plumber has been arrested.

The horrifying incident occurred in the city of Almaty, in the north-eastern part of the country, on September 4.

According to reports, Inna invited the plumber to her apartment after finding him online.

Negotiations between the two of them degenerated into a quarrel after Inna asked the man to lower price for his service.

The argument got out of hand and the plumber pulled a homemade knife from his pocket and attacked Inna and her 63-year-old mother, reports said.

The women's screams alerted a man living next door who immediately rushed to their aid and was badly stabbed as well.

The man fled and he was seen hurrying away by witnesses.

An eyewitness said to local media: "The man was holding a homemade knife-like weapon with blood dripping from it. We called the police and an ambulance."

Inna died from horrific wounds on the spot before a crew of paramedics arrived, investigators said.

Her friend Oksana Feller said: "Inna's throat was cut open. She had no chance to survive the assault."

Two other victims were rushed to intensive care in critical condition with severe injuries.

Local health authority spokesman Timur Yermashev commented: "One of the victims received stab wounds in the left ventricle of the heart and lungs.

"Another victim was stabbed multiple times in the face, neck and arms."

Police got a description of the suspect from witnesses and detained him less than an hour after the incident.

During interrogations, the suspect said: "I grabbed the knife and thrust it into her [Inna's] body. Before that, I had never hit women even with my fist."

Acting Chief of Police Tanat Nazanov confirmed the incident, saying: "The suspect attacked the women during pay negotiations after they began to bargain.

"He was charged with murder and taken into custody."

The man faces up to 15 years in prison if found guilty. ]]>
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 08:15:27 +0000
Army didn’t learn from murder of Boko Haram founder - Suswam speaks

In a statement released on Wednesday September 9, Suswam stated that security operatives are yet to learn their lesson from the crisis triggered by the killing of Mohammed Yusuf, founder of the Boko Haram sect.

The Benue Senator also backed Governor Ortom on his claim of Gana being ambushed while on his way to surrender. He also disclosed that the killing of the militia leader has heightened tension in the area.

Suswam said;

“The lessons of the Boko Haram escalation after a similar murder of its leader are still here with us. If this method is accepted as a norm in our country, there will be no need for laws and courts.

“We stand to benefit more by subjecting suspects to due process of the law. Information extracted from a living Gana would have helped security agents get to the root of activities of criminals.

“By this gestapo style execution, we have missed an opportunity to learn vital lessons about the structure of crime in the area. Even war criminals captured alive are entitled to certain rights.

“I was totally dumbfounded to learn that while Gana was on his way to Makurdi the state capital to present himself to the State Governor who was waiting, his long convoy that included political leaders, Traditional rulers, clergy men and security agencies was ambushed by allegedly armed soldiers and he isolated and taken away.

“In the midst of the confusion, pictures began to circulate on social media of the bullet ridden body of Gana with a rifle callously placed on his side.

“Our joy was multiplied when we saw him along with his militia surrender arms and publicity renounce a life of crime. Our revered king extracted a pledge from him never to turn his kingdom into a wasteland.

“Those present at this forum heaved a great sigh of relief with the thought that finally, a life full of uncertainty has come to and end.

“This is a time to heal and not war. This is a time to hold each other to our common values as human beings. This is a time to rebuild our fractured society. This is a time to rally together as brothers and say Enough is Enough.”]]>
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 08:10:16 +0000
FCT Tops Daily COVID-19 Cases With 40 Infections
Following the 176 fresh cases released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday night, the total confirmed cases has risen to 55,632.

Giving a breakdown of the figures, the health agency said Lagos came second with 34 cases followed by Plateau with 26 cases.

Other states include Enugu – 14, Delta and Ogun – 12, Ondo – 9, Oyo – 8, Ekiti – 6, Ebonyi – 4, Adamawa, Nasarawa, Kwara and Rivers – 2, Edo, Osun and Bauchi – 1.

On a positive note, the country has been able to manage 43,610 people who have recovered from the virus just as 1,070 people have unfortunately died from the disease.]]>
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 08:08:14 +0000
Teenager is bitten on the pen!s by a python while sitting on the toilet

Siraphop Masukarat, 18, went to the toilet on Tuesday evening, September 8, when he felt a sudden sharp pain in his male member.

He looked down and saw the python with its jaws clamped around the tip of his penis. It quickly let go as blood spurted around the toilet bowl.

Siraphop ran out of the toilet with his pants around his ankles in Nonthaburi, central Thailand, around 13 miles north of Bangkok.

His mother called paramedics who rushed the teen to the nearby Bang Yai Hospital to have his wounded penis treated.

Doctors gave Siraphop three stitches in the glands at the tip of the penis and treated the bite wound with antibiotic wash, to kill any bacteria from the python's fangs.

Naratting his ordeal, Siraphop said:"I was using the toilet but a few moments after I sat down, I suddenly felt pain in my penis. I looked down and saw there was a snake hanging in the toilet. Then there was blood everywhere.

"It was only a small snake but its bite was so strong. I hope that my penis can recover."

Animal handlers arrived at the two-storey home and found the snake still coiled up in the toilet bowl.

They used snake catching equipment to snare the python and put it into a sack before releasing it back into woodland.

Siraphop's terrified mother, Sutapath, said she was still in shock about the incident as she wondered how the snake got into the house.

She said: "I don't know how the snake got into my house. It could have been through the drain connected to the toilet.

"I know the snake really hurt my son but I'm relieved it was only a non-venomous python. If it was a cobra, he would be dead.

"He will be scared every time he goes to toilet. But he's recovering well at the hospital and I'm thankful to the rescue volunteers for catching the snake."

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 13:07:13 +0000
Eight escapes death as huge tree falls on commercial bus in Calabar

The incident which occurred at the Beebosco junction involved a mini bus that was conveying seven passengers along the Murtala Mohammed Highway.

According to reports from the scene, the driver, Blessing Eyo Nsa is said to have stopped to drop a passenger when the unfortunate incident happened. No passenger is said to have sustained any physical injury while the driver lamented over his damaged vehicle.

The Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Mfon Bassey Mfon, who arrived the scene, confirmed it was “an accident.”

The incident hindered free flow of vehicles but men of Nigeria Police Force arrived on time to prevent traffic jam.]]>
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 13:00:01 +0000
17 years after her sex tape, Paris Hilton breaks down as she reveals reasons for making it

According to her, she did it because her ex- Rick Salomon was her first real relationship and she wanted to make him happy after she was abused by five of her ex-boyfriends.

Speaking in her upcoming "I Am Paris" documentary, set to be released on her youtube channel but being serialized by E!, Paris, now 39, said;

"That was a private moment of a teenage girl, not in her right head space, but everyone was watching it and laughing like it's something funny," Hilton said while fighting back her tears as she recalled the incident that happened 17 years ago.

"If that happened today, it would not be the same story at all, but they made me the bad person. I did something bad...I was just so lost and desperate for love that I found the worst possible person."

Hilton explained that Salomon was her first real relationship and she did it to make him happy.

"For people to think I did it on purpose because after that all of these leaked tapes were coming out and it almost became like a blueprint to become famous. I don't know. I didn't need to do that. I always had a plan,” Hilton added.

Hilton also revealed she was physically, emotionally and verbally abused by five ex-boyfriends.

She recalled an incident when she had an argument with an ex-lover, so she attempted to leave his house. However, he got so mad and grabbed and pulled her. She was strangled and he threw phones and computers at her.

"I almost thought it was so normal. Like, he loves me so much that he's going this crazy. I just wanted so bad that I was willing to accept being hit or yelled at or screamed at or strangled…a lot of things," she added]]>
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 12:56:28 +0000
Woman banished from in-laws’ community for allegedly cheating on her husband

While family members alleged that David Mageto's wife was caught in compromising positions with teenage boys in the area, her mother-in-law Elmerita Kerubo accused her of being a divorcee who “pretended to be good” when her son was courting her.

Kerubo said;

“She presented herself as very kind and welcoming. At that time, she had just divorced her first husband. I urged my son to marry her. We followed traditional customs to bring her home.

“Immediately after we had paid dowry for her, she changed her character completely. She began engaging in sexual relationships with every young man or boy in the community. She’d paw at the boys the same way a cheetah would attack a deer.

“Every time she was summoned by the elders over her philandering ways, she would refuse to heed the calls. On three separate occasions, she was found in compromising positions with three different young men.”

Explaining why the lady was banished from the community Mageto’s brother, Jared Mayaka confirmed that they destroyed the lady's house to symbolize that she is no longer needed.

He told K24 TV;

“We have banished her from this community, we do not want anything to do with her. We have brought down her house to symbolise that she is no longer needed here.

“She was callous. She mistreated my brother’s children whom he got in the first marriage. She also ruined my brother’s life by constantly serving him alcohol."

Mageto’s estranged wife left her matrimonial home on Monday evening (September 7) after she was excommunicated from the community. Her whereabouts remain unknown.

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 12:24:49 +0000
Nollywood actress Khyara Nwokora defends sharing her nude photos on social media

The actress who was in the news earlier for saying singer Flavour's body gives her orgasm without sex, stated that she has been queried by many regarding her nature. She however stated that she has had her nude side for as long as she can remember and being fully clothed has never been her thing even while growing up.

Khyara Nwokora described herself as a "demisexual" and also affirmed that being nude doesn't mean she is trying to entice anyone. She wrote;

Time and time again I've been queried by many regarding my nude nature. I've been like this for as long as I can remember.

Growing up, being fully clothed has never been my thing. Often times nudists can be misinterpreted to be beckoning on whoever for whatever.

Shhh should we tell them that I am Demi-sexual and lack the ability to have sexual feeling unless i have a very strong attachment to someone. funny enough I guard my energy from unnecessary attachment. I even walk away from attachment that drain my energy.

There's only one man I crave to have and believe me, IT AIN'T YOU]]>
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 12:22:15 +0000
Uniben student allegedly strangled to death inside a hotel by suspected ritualist

According to Anambra Broadcasting Service Radio, the young lady from Iruokpala, Ire Village in Abba, Njikoka Local Government of Anambra State, is believed to be a victim of scammers or kidnappers, who lured her into the hotel for ritual purposes on August 27, 2020.

Miss Nwoye, who was on scholarship at UNIBEN, kept busy during the COVID-19 break by registering for computer lessons in a neighbouring town.

On the day she was killed, she was allegedly lured to the hotel by her killers.

While there, she made a phone call to her family members to inform them that she was in danger and needed her ATM pin number to free herself from "kidnappers".

Her mother, Mrs. Chinyere Nwoye and a member of her family fellowship, Brother Jude Okoye, narrated how they rushed to the hotel shortly after the deceased called them but it was too late.

The bereaved mother said: "I had immediately dressed up and left for the said hotel with a family fellowship member. On arrival, we met some boys outside the hotel. When I asked the receptionist about my daughter’s whereabouts, they started checking for the booked rooms and overheard her telling one boy to give her the keys to room 57 and 58 and on refusal, the attendant sought for a spare key with which she opened the room and screamed out loud to everyone’s hearing ‘These people have killed somebody ooo’.

"I now ran upstairs and was shocked to see my daughter naked, lying face down with her hands and legs tied with her own clothes. From the clothes and the sandals, I knew it was my daughter. When the fellowship member with me started raising alarm, they now called the Police from Abagana Police Divison who came and took the body away."

She said police officers from Abagana Divisional Police Station took the corpse to Bekee Hospital Mortuary Nimo, Njikoka Local Government Area.]]>
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 08:42:31 +0000
Lady plunges to her death while posing for photos during an outing with her fiancé

31-year-old Dorcas Jepkemoi Chumba drowned when she fell into a dam at Chepkiit Waterfalls in Nandi County, Kenya, on Sunday, August 30

Her fiance?, Benjamin Kazungu had been using her phone to take pictures of her when the tragedy occurred and she was immediately swept away by raging waters before he could save her.

Kazungu said that he had taken his girlfriend out for a picnic at the famous falls to enjoy the breathtaking sight of the waterfall. He said that they had longed to hang out at the place as they both loved adventure but he did not know that it would be the last time he would ever see his girlfriend.

He recounted how he was taking photos of his fiancém unaware that the photos would be the last memory he would have of his fiancé.

He narrated how wonderful it was watching her pose with excitement for the pictures before she accidentally slipped into the flooded dam, disappearing into the waters as he tried unsuccessfully to save her.

"I encountered the worst scene of my life. Seeing her sinking helplessly into the water and my effort proving futile breaks my heart even more," said Kazungu.

The family of the deceased have been camping at the falls since the sad incident with the hope of retrieving the body. Efforts by local divers to retrieve Jepkemoi’s body have been unsuccessful.

"We have been camping here since Sunday, local divers have been trying, but they are yet to get the body out," said Jepkemoi’s brother Victor Kiptoo.

Kiptoo said his sister was jovial on the fateful the day before her death as she was anxiously waiting to go for a picnic with her lover.

He appealed to county governments of Uasin Gishu and Nandi together with the national government to help the family of nine children to retrieve the body of their sister.

"Painful as it is, it has happened, and we accept it, what we are requesting is help to retrieve the body for burial," said Kiptoo.]]>
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 08:31:19 +0000
7-year-old girl slaughtered by unknown woman for ritual purpose while hawking

It was gathered that on Saturday, September 5, Juwairiya Auwal and her elder sister Fatima Auwal, went out as usual to hawk brooms around Tudun OC in Rikkos community, Jos north local government area of the state, when they were accosted by an unknown Fulani woman.

Narrating how her younger sister was killed, Fatima said they were hawking when they met the Fulani woman who initially pretended to be a prospective costomer.

The woman asked them to give her a broom free of charge but they refused. Suddenly, she touched their heads and they found themselves in a hut in the popular Jos Museum.

According to Fatima, when she opened her eyes she found the elderly woman slaughtering Jumairiya. She managed to escape to look for help.

“I ran looking for help, I met a man reading a newspaper and narrate what happened to him, but before we got back to the hut, the old woman had disappeared. The man rushed to the nearest police station and reported the incident. The police arrived and picked up the corpse of my sister to Plateau State Specialist Hospital. The strange thing is that, my sister was slaughtered, but no trace of her blood on the ground or her body”.

The latest incident happened few weeks after a young boy named Faruk Abubakar was slaughtered for ritual purpose by unknown persons in Tudun Fera area of Jos.

Sharing photos of the little girl, one Assiddiq Jibrin Abubakar revealed that Fatima and Jumairiya's father was killed by the police during a crisis in October 2019, while their mother is unemployed. The family live at Yanshanu Nassarawa Gwom in Jos Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The police released the body to the family and she has since been buried.]]>
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 08:17:13 +0000
Wanted Militia leader, Terwase Akwaza 'Gana' killed - Military

Commander of the Four Special Forces command, Doma local government area, Brigadier General Maude Ali Gadzama said the militia leader was killed in a firefight with military personnel.

The deceased who was accused of killing several innocent persons, had a N10 million naira bounty on him.

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 08:06:05 +0000
Cristiano Ronaldo becomes 2nd male footballer in history to score 100 international goals

Ronaldo, scored just before half-time on Tuesday night, September 8, during Portugal's Nations League match against Sweden.

He blasted a free-kick from outside the box to score the game's first goal, before he added a second with a fine strike from outside the box in the 72nd minute. Ronaldo now has 101 goals for his country, making him the second men's player to reach 100 goals for his country after Ali Daei, who scored 109 times for Iran.

At the age of 19, Ronaldo scored his first international goal at Euro 2004.

He is now Portugal's all-time top goalscorer surpassing legends Eusebio and Pauleta.

Congratulations to him.]]>
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 08:03:39 +0000
Footballer slumps and dies during match in Osun (photo)

Late Damilola who plays for Premier Football Club Ofatedo, was about to pass a free-kick to his teammate during the match when he slumped. Eyewitnesses say he was rushed to a hospital closeby but was rejected and then he was rushed to the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology where he was certified dead.

His team members say he never showed any signs of illness before the match.

The Coordinator of the Osun Grassroots Football Coaches Association, Leke Hamzat, confirmed his demise to newsmen. ]]>
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 08:00:06 +0000
5 to die by hanging for kidnap and murder of Shell staff in Rivers

The five defendants out of seven persons in suit number PHC/324/2017, are Oluchi Charles (1st defendant), Miracle Anumuna (2nd defendant), Ifeanyi Simon (3rd defendant), Koko Basset (4th defendant) and Uchenna Stanley Amaechi (7th defendant).

They were convicted of the 10 charges preferred against them by the Inspector General of Police bordering on conspiracy, stealing, armed robbery, kidnapping and murder.

Chukwudi Etete (5th defendant) and Anthony Ugwu (6th defendant), the remaining two persons mentioned in the suit, were discharged and acquitted by the court.

The suspects had on May 29, 2016, attacked the home of one Anthony Okoro, a staff of Shell Petroleum Development Company, in Woji area of Port Harcourt. The suspects reportedly shot the victim and carried his body away with his Range Rover SUV. The deceased’s Kia Optima car, television sets, infinix phone and other valuables were also taken away by the suspects.

The trial judge, Justice George Omereji, in his verdict yesterday, held that the prosecution proved its case that the first to fourth and seventh defendants were as guilty as charged. Omereji, in discharging and acquitting the fifth and sixth defendants, stated that the prosecution could not prove that they had knowledge of the crime, rather they unknowingly bought phones belonging to the victim.

The judge also held that the prosecution proved the case of conspiracy against the convicts.

"It was proven that the convicts had met at Genesis area of Woji in Port Harcourt and planned the kidnap of Okoro and the death of the victim was caused by the convicts," the judge said.

The trial judge also noted that the prosecution also proved that the death of the victim was caused by the suspects, regretting that Anthony Okoro was shot on his arm and taken away with his cars and other valuables by the suspects.

Omereji, who based his ruling on Section 410 of the Administration of Criminal Justice 2011, sentenced the five convicted persons to death by hanging, adding that they should be held on the rope till they are confirmed dead.

The prosecution counsel, I. Ubulom, described it as justice done. He said the verdict would serve as deterrent to others involved in criminal activities.]]>
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 07:58:22 +0000
Nigeria Records 296 New COVID-19 Cases
In its latest update on Tuesday night, the new infections were reported in Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and 13 other states of the federation.

While Plateau topped the list with 183 cases, Lagos came second with 33 infections followed closely by FCT with 25 new cases.

Other states include – Ogun 16, Oyo – 7, Ekiti – 6, Kwara and Ondo – 5, Anambra, Imo and Nasarawa – 3, Rivers, Gombe and Edo – 2 and Akwa Ibom – 1.

With this, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen to 55,456 with 43,334 people successfully managed and discharged.

However, 1,067 people have died from the virus in the country.

Confirmed Cases by State]]>
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 07:55:56 +0000
Osama bin Laden sent coded messages hidden in porn videos to Al-Qaeda

Bin Laden organized the worst terrorist hit on American soil infamously known as 9/11.

In a new National Geographic special, titled Bin laden's Hard Drive, the digital materials recovered in Bin Laden's compound, when he was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan on May 2, 2011, by U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six in an overnight raid, are being analyzed.

Materials seized from the compound by US forces included digital thumb drives.

Officials of the US Defence Ministry say they are not yet sure precisely where in the compound the pornography was discovered or who had been viewing it.

They also said they did not know if bin Laden himself had acquired or viewed the materials as he didn't have internet at his compound or a computer even though he had some TVs.

Officials believe these drives may have been a way through which couriers carried electronic messages to and from the al Qaeda leader.

The new documentary also reveals Bin laden's computers also contained hundreds of news reports and documentaries about himself as he wanted to always be ahead of the media.

CNN security analyst Peter Bergen, reacting to the documentary says the porn materials obtained alongside the hard drives will help the US Military understand how terrorists think and also prevent other Bin Laden's from coming out.

Bergen was the first western journalist to interview bin Laden on TV.

Bergen says: "Exploring these hard drives, it’s clear that digital information can say a lot. Osama bin Laden’s files left behind an imprint of a complex man, responsible for the murder of thousands of people.

"History will remember him for that but, in order to cut through the perception of this ascetic in a cave on a holy crusade, it’s important for us to see how he crafted the videos that went out to his followers.

"Understanding him is vital in order to combat other potential bin Ladens in the future."

Tue, 08 Sep 2020 09:09:24 +0000
Transgender woman stabbed to death and thrown from seventh-floor balcony

The woman identified as Chiara Duarte, 27, was found dead on Avenida Rangel Pestana on Wednesday morning, August 2. When police arrived at the scene, they found a street vendor with two knives still in her apartment and arrested him.

Authorities said the victim and suspect Jeferson Pereira, 18, were in her apartment before she was stabbed and thrown from the seventh floor of the building.

Pereira reportedly told police that he hit her after she tried to attack him with the knives, damaging his finger. He also claimed that she fell over the balcony while he was defending himself.

According to the report, the case has been registered in the 8th Police District and local prosecutors confirmed that the teenager will face manslaughter charges.

Chiara's brother, Luan Duarte said that his sister was a victim of a hate crime.

He told local media: "It was prejudice, it was a hate crime, pure transphobia. My sister just wanted to be happy.

"She lived in a trans reception centre in downtown Sao Paulo, where she was also a volunteer."]]>
Tue, 08 Sep 2020 09:03:28 +0000
Woman shot dead by abusive husband in South African police station

The suspect said to be an employee of a security company was immediately apprehended and detained by the police officers after he had fired a hail of bullets. Some eyewitnesses who were in the police station at the time of the shooting, ran for their lives.

One of the eyewitnesses, Songezo Sanazo told DispatchLive;

“I was busy having my documents certified when I heard gunshots

“I heard the first one and I thought it was not something serious. But I had to run for cover and hide behind the wall when I heard a second one, third and fourth while other people were running away from the yard screaming. We were all terrified.”

Provincial police spokesperson, Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana who confirmed the incident said the man had attempted to escape before being apprehended after the shooting on Monday September 7.

He said;

“Whilst she was busy reporting to the police officer at the Community Service Centre, the husband entered the station and without saying anything started shooting at the wife who succumbed to injuries sustained at the scene.

“The firearm he had in his possession was confiscated and will be sent to the forensic laboratory for ballistic testing."

Kinana said the suspect would appear in court soon on a charge of murder.

Tue, 08 Sep 2020 08:56:48 +0000
Photos from Big Brethren Ghana, Ghana’s version of Big Brother causes a stir

Some photos from the reality show which were shared online caused an uproar as some of the housemates were spotted sleeping in an overcrowded and dirty room.

Some Ghanaians expressed their anger against organizers of the show for "disgracing the country", as they fear they might get trolled just like Big Brother Cameroon.]]>
Tue, 08 Sep 2020 08:54:41 +0000
Nigerians respond better when they are treated like animals — Actress Belinda Effah

In her Instagram post, the actress stated that the country won't move forward until Nigerians place their interest in the right place.

Effah added that it is sad Nigerians respond better when they are treated like animals. She wrote;

Until Your Interest Is In The Right Place Nigerians, There Will Be No Going Forward.

It’s Sad Nigerians Respond Better When They Are Treated Like Animals

Enough Said - Mic Off]]>
Tue, 08 Sep 2020 08:52:01 +0000
Oyibo people' cursed Nigeria - Yul Edochie

The actor who said this in a tweet which served as a response to Actress Uche Jombo's question of "who cursed Nigeria", averred that the country was structured to never work. Yul stated that the aim of such structuralization is for Nigerians to keep misunderstanding and fighting each other, making little progress and depending on their colonizers for everything.

He added that same thing was done in African countries which underwent colonization. The actor tweeted;

Oyibo people!

They structured it in such a way that it will never work. So we'll keep misunderstanding and fighting each other, making little progress and depending on them for everything. Same thing they did in many other African countries. Africa needs to wake up.]]>
Tue, 08 Sep 2020 08:48:14 +0000
David and Victoria Beckham tested positive for Coronavirus after partying in LA

According to The Sun newspaper, the football legend, 45, and his designer wife, 46, feared they were 'super-spreaders' after their employees including relatives and friends also caught the virus.

The couple were said to have enjoyed a trip to the UK for their son Brooklyn’s 21st birthday on March 4th, before jetting back over to America on March 11th ahead of the launch of David's new football team, Inter Miami, in Florida, before finally returning to the Cotswolds by March 19th, ahead of lockdown.

Tests later confirmed the couple’s COVID-19 diagnosis after the father-of-four began to feel unwell, with the former Spice Girl developing a sore throat and a high temperature soon after.

A source told The Sun: 'It was an absolute nightmare scenario,' explaining how David was in LA schmoozing on behalf of his club Inter Miami, when Victoria and their children flew over to support him.

'They attended a couple of swanky networking events as David had promotional duties, and were shaking hands and kissing fans and various club dignitaries,' claimed the insider.

“They then flew back to London, and were whisked straight to their Cotswolds mansion.”

When they returned back to Maimi, the source went on, “David started to feel ill and then Victoria developed a sore throat and high temperature.

“At the same time, several of their team including drivers, bodyguards, and assistants fell ill — a couple of them very badly so.

“Victoria really panicked and made the whole family quarantine rigidly for more than two weeks.

“She was utterly petrified they might be super-spreaders, and did all she could to minimise all future risk.

"Not only was she poorly in bed, she was also completely panicked. It was a rough few weeks.”

After making full recoveries, the couple checked in regularly with their team and even sent “care packages” to at least two staff members who were particularly badly affected.

According to the report, Victoria and David had swab and antibody tests to ensure they no longer had the virus before jetting off on holiday to Greece and Italy. ]]>
Tue, 08 Sep 2020 08:46:08 +0000
Nigeria Records 155 New Cases Of COVID-19, Four More Deaths
Four more deaths were also recorded, the health agency added.

The new figures bring the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 55,160; at least 43,231 cases have been discharged and 1,061 deaths recorded.

The new cases on Monday were reported from 16 states: Lagos (42), Plateau (25), Rivers (16), Ebonyi (10), FCT(9), Abia (9), Ogun (9), Osun (7), Katsina (6), Kaduna (6), Ekiti (4), Taraba (4), Edo (3), Anambra (2), Akwa Ibom (2), Kano (1).]]>
Tue, 08 Sep 2020 08:42:58 +0000
More photos from President Buhari's daughter, Hanan's wedding

The wedding took place at the presidential villa, Abuja. ]]>
Mon, 07 Sep 2020 15:27:15 +0000
Man rushed to hospital after sticking beer glass up his butthole

The incident took place in the county of Lu in the south-western Chinese province of Sichuan.

The patient, named as Mr Huang, was taken into theatre after struggling to pull the vessel out himself.

Medics were forced to operate because the glass was firmly wedged around 6cm in his rectum.

It is believed the man inserted the glass in his bum for sexual pleasure.

Brit Dr Carol Cooper said: "Most people who do this are men, often with a sexual motive.

“While it’s good to explore one’s sensuality, shoving things like candles, spray cans, and Christmas ornaments up the rear end is taking it too far."

A British Medical Journal report warns doctors not to laugh or shame patients who end up in A&E with items up their bum.

It says: "Generally, patients with rectal foreign bodies try to retrieve the objects by themselves because of shame and embarrassment to seek medical care.

"But the majority fail in these attempts and eventually present to the emergency room.

"Management of these patients requires a respectful and non-condemnatory attitude on behalf of doctors and nurses.

"Prior to discharge, patients should be educated on the potential dangers of their habit."

It is not known how long the Chinese victim will take to recover.

A report by the Affiliated Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital of Southwest Medical University said the patient inserted the upside-down glass vessel up his backside.

They said it measured 5.62cm in diameter and was 5.91cm tall.

X-ray pictures show the glass lodged in the patient’s back passage, with a team of dedicated doctors working to remove it.]]>
Mon, 07 Sep 2020 15:22:25 +0000
Manchester City players, Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez test positive for COVID-19

The club took to it's website and social media pages to announce the news on Monday morning, September 7, 2020.

According to the club, both players are asymptomatic and observing isolation at home.

The club, in a statement, said: “Manchester City FC can confirm that Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte have tested positive for Covid-19.

“Both players are currently observing a period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and UK Government protocol on quarantine. Neither is displaying symptoms of the virus.

“Everyone at the Club wishes Riyad and Aymeric a speedy recovery ahead of their return to training and the new season.”]]>
Mon, 07 Sep 2020 14:14:11 +0000
The Tokyo Olympics will go ahead in 2021 'with or without COVID-19,' officials say

'It will take place with or without Covid. The Games will start on July 23 next year,' said John Coates ,who heads the International Olympic Committee’s Coordination Commission for the Tokyo Games.

'The Games were going to be the Reconstruction Games after the devastation of the tsunami,' he said, referring to a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan in 2011.

'Now very much these will be the Games that conquered Covid, the light at the end of the tunnel.'

The Olympics were originally scheduled to start in July 2020, but were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Games are now set to open on July 23, 2021.

Japanese officials have made clear they would not delay sport event a second time beyond 2021.

A recent poll found just one in four people in Japan want them to go ahead next year, with most backing either another postponement or cancellation.

Coates said the Japanese government “haven’t dropped the baton at all” following the postponement, despite the “monumental task” of putting the event back a year.

“Before Covid, (IOC president) Thomas Bach said this is the best prepared Games we’ve ever seen, the venues were almost all finished, they are now finished, the village is amazing, all the transport arrangements, everything is fine,” he said.

“Now it’s been postponed by one year, that’s presented a monumental task in terms of re-securing all the venues... something like 43 hotels we had to get out of those contracts and re-negotiate for a year later.

“Sponsorships had to be extended a year, broadcast rights.”

With much of that work underway, or accomplished, a task force has been set up to look at the different scenarios in 2021 - from how border controls will affect the movement of athletes and officials, to whether fans can pack venues.

The group, comprising Japanese and IOC officials, met for the first time last week to set up a task force to draw out plans required for the games to go ahead in 2021.

“Their job now is to look at all the different counter-measures that will be required for the Games to take place,” said Coates, the long-time president of the Australian Olympic Committee.

“Some countries will have it (Covid) under control, some won’t. We’ll have athletes, therefore, coming from places where it’s under control and some where it is not.

“There’s 206 teams... so there’s a massive task being undertaken on the Japanese side.”

Mon, 07 Sep 2020 14:11:51 +0000
I let ego and power take over and my relationships suffered because of it - Justin Bieber

He revealed that he came from a small town and lacked material things. He said he was never motivated by money or fame. However, when he became a teenager, he allowed his "insecurities and frustrations" dictate his values and he let "ego and power" take over.

He explained that his relationships suffered because of this.

He said he is on a journey to changing his ways, He explained that he "truly" desires "healthy relationships" and he wants to give up his "selfish desires daily" so that he can be a good husband and future sad.

He added that he wants to walk in the plans God has for him and to avoid doing it on his own.]]>
Mon, 07 Sep 2020 14:09:53 +0000
24 die in Jigawa flood disaster

Executive Secretary, Jigawa State Emergency Relief Management Agency (SEMA) Yusuf Babura said late victims of the incident are mostly children.

Babura said;

“Many of the victims lost their lives as a result of building collapse caused by heavy rainfall in the areas, and others washed away by over flooded rivers.

“Report available to us show that four people died in Gwaram, while three died in Babura, Ringim and Malam Madori local government areas and two in Birnin-Kudu and Guri local government areas.”

He also revealed that the agency has embarked on the distribution of emergency relief items to the victims as the agency partnered with some councils, camped victims in public buildings, mostly schools.

The Nation reported that affected areas include Maruta, Babaldu, Samamiya in Birnin-Kudu and Gwaram local government areas and crops like millet, guinea corn, rice and maize valued at billions of naira were destroyed. ]]>
Mon, 07 Sep 2020 14:07:01 +0000
Super Eagles defender, Ola Aina set to join Fulham on loan from Torino

The Nigerian international will join the Cottagers on an initial season-long loan, with the deal expected to be completed this week.

According to Sky Sports, Fulham will have the option to make Aina's loan a permanent transfer for a figure in the region of £11m.

Aina, a graduate of Chelsea's academy, spent the 2017-18 campaign away on loan at Hull before making a season-long loan move to Torino the following year.

The 23-year-old made 37 appearances across all competitions for Torino in the 2019/20 season and contributed two assists.

The British born footballer, who pledged his international future to Nigeria in May 2017, won bronze with the Super Eagles at the Africa Cup of Nations Cup tournament in 2019.]]>
Mon, 07 Sep 2020 14:03:21 +0000
See list of marriage items reportedly made by a Nigerian family

The list made by one Ezekiel's family includes items for the bride's parents, family, uncles, aunt, youths,young girls, and children.]]>
Mon, 07 Sep 2020 07:47:08 +0000
Two notorious ‘One-Chance’ armed robbers arrested in Anambra (photos)

A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command today September 6, said the suspects were part of the gang allegedly involved in series of Armed robbery and handset snatching operating at Ogidi,Nkpor, Tarzan, Umunya,Odomodo, tollgate axis, and its environs.

Haruna said items found in their possession include ''one automatic pump action with breech no 12776,one English manurhin pistol, one dagger, two handbags, twelve assorted handsets, one purse containing recharge cards of various denomination, one tricycle Keke with REG.number NSH 299 QH, one locked Safe containing an unspecified amount of money and cash sum of Two hundred and ninety-Six thousand Naira(#296,000) all reasonably suspected to have been snatched from different Victims.''

The spokesperson added that the case is under investigation after which suspects would be brought to book.]]>
Mon, 07 Sep 2020 07:40:49 +0000
Father Mbaka talks about a female #BBNaija housemate

According to the cleric, the female housemate who is beautiful might lose the N85m prize in the reality show due to her cantankerous side which pops up at intervals. ]]>
Mon, 07 Sep 2020 07:34:42 +0000
Friend mourns man abducted, killed and buried in shallow grave in Anambra

Operatives attached to the Anambra State Command Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) have arrested three men for allegedly abducting and killing the 34-year-old victim popularly known as Nwachimereze na Umuhu Okija.

Mr Maxwell claimed that the deceased's cousin hired the arrested assassins.]]>
Mon, 07 Sep 2020 07:28:29 +0000
Jude Okoye should pay me the N7m he owes me - Cynthia Morgan

The singer in her Instastory post alleged that Jude Okoye owes her N7m and also dragged in her former manager, Joy Tongo into the call-out post by attaching "RIP" to her photo.

Mon, 07 Sep 2020 07:20:12 +0000
Any Muslim lawyer who defends convicted Kano singer has renounced Islam - Cleric

Speaking over the weekend, Mabera insisted that blasphemy is a capital offence in Islam of which its punishment is death. He further averred that the death sentence cannot be pardoned since a competent court has found the singer guilty.

He said;

“Any lawyer who comes out to defend him has renounced his Islamic faith”.

The Sokoto cleric also asked Muslims to seek God’s forgiveness because the prevailing setbacks in the country are signs of wrongdoing.

Mabera added;

”For all indications, God is not happy with us and we have to repent because he alone is the answer to our woes."]]>
Mon, 07 Sep 2020 07:16:36 +0000
South African actress, Thandeka Mdeliswa shot dead

The actress who is best known for her starring role as Khanya in the SABC 1 drama series Ikani, had waded into a heated argument her older brother got into with two men at their family home on Thursday September 3.

The argument got violent as one of the men grabbed his friend's firearm and shot the actress. The two men fled the scene and it was learnt that the police have identified the owner of the gun as Hlathi.

Mdeliswa was airlifted to Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria where she died on Saturday September 5. Here is a statement from her family;

Mon, 07 Sep 2020 07:14:47 +0000
Nigeria records 100 new cases of COVID-19

According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 39 new cases while the FCT recorded 22 new cases.

Other states with fresh infections include Kaduna-19 Oyo-7 Ebonyi-6 Edo-3 Katsina-1 Ekiti-1 Bauchi-1 and Nasarawa-1.

Nigeria now has 55,005 confirmed cases. 43,013 patients have so far been discharged with 1,057 deaths recorded.]]>
Mon, 07 Sep 2020 07:12:45 +0000
BBNaija star, Khloe flaunts her curves in new photo
Sun, 06 Sep 2020 06:53:36 +0000
Two ABTU final year students and a prospective Corps member die in auto crash

Aminu Ahmed, a 500 level Electrical/Electronic Engineering and Abubakar, also 500 level, died in ghastly motor accidents on Wednesday September 2, and Thursday September 3.

According to reports, one Dahiru Musa Hardo, a recent graduate of the institution, who was preparing for the mandatory one year national youth service also died in an accident on his way to his hometown, Toro, two weeks ago. ]]>
Sun, 06 Sep 2020 06:51:26 +0000
Moment ex-convict, 50, was caught raping 4-year-old girl in a Bauchi mosque

Recall that the state police command on Friday, September 4, paraded 50-year-old Yusuf Bako, who allegedly lured the victim, Hauwa Jamilu to a Mosque located at Aminu Street and had canal knowledge of her. read here

According to Ibrahim Garba Tilde, the victim was taken to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (Atbuth) where she received treatment.

He wrote;

"Fyade in the mosque
The success of a wicked man in wunti street in Bauchi city, he red a 4 year old girl in the mosque and rape her, he destroyed the girl's pardon, she was shed blood, she was taken to the hospital of sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (Atbuth)

The people of the neighborhood have been given all the tsiya before the police came, who was asked to say that their own group is a group, they have taken 5 of them in Bauchi neighborhood, and the group said in the mosque they need to be fyaden, the original man Yakubu area is a bath in Bauchi town

It's almost 5 days in wunti street playing with small children and women sharing money and minutes, before today he deceived 4 years old to the mosque he has rape, right now he is state cid Bauchi. May God bring an end to this disaster amen."]]>
Sun, 06 Sep 2020 06:47:24 +0000
Internet fraud: UNILORIN student to sweep road and clear gutter for three months

A statement released by the antigraft agency says Olumide was prosecuted by the Ilorin zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) on one-count charge of attempting to cheat by criminal impersonation.

The charge read,

"That you, Salau Olumide (a.k.a Rick Freeman) between November, 2017- August, 2018 at Ilorin, Kwara State, within the jurisdiction of this honorable court, attempted to cheat by personation by pretending to be one Rick Freeman, a white Caucasian with an email account; and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 95 and 321 of the Penal Code Law and punishable under Section 324 of the same Law."

Olumide is to sweep Tanke Road, starting from GTB junction to Abulennla Furniture, University Road, Tanke, Ilorin, from September 7 to December 7, 2020 or pay N50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira) option of fine.

Justice Oyinloye further stated ordered the convict to make himself available to the non-custodial service unit of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Madala, Ilorin for profiling and documentation, failure of which would attract six months imprisonment and “to provide notes on or immediately after 7th of December 2020 to the Chief Registrar of the High Court of Justice, Kwara State, confirming that the convict actually performed or observed the non-custodial sentence."

Troubles came for the convict when he was arrested by operatives of the EFCC for attempting to cheat by impersonating a Caucasian, Rich Freeman. He was arraigned before the court and pleaded guilty to the charge preferred against.

Sun, 06 Sep 2020 06:42:14 +0000
Seyi Shay flashes her under b*obs in racy photo Sun, 06 Sep 2020 06:40:08 +0000 Woman stabs 24-year old boyfriend to death in Abraka, Delta

It was gathered that the incident occurred at about 1 pm on Thursday, September 3, in Abraka, Ethiope East council area of the state.

According to reports, the lovers had a misunderstanding, which later led to a fight during which Hope stabbed Justice with a kitchen knife.

The victim was reportedly rushed to the General Hospital, Abraka, but was confirmed dead by a doctor.

Spokesperson for the command, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, who confirmed the incident to The Nation, on Saturday, September 5, said the suspect is in police custody.

The corpse has since been deposited at a mortuary.]]>
Sun, 06 Sep 2020 06:38:04 +0000
Man arrested for stealing FRSC vehicle in Abuja

A statement released by the FCT Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, says the suspect was arrested during a stop and search operation following a distress call by the FRSC.

“In a prompt response to a distress call received by the FCT Police Command’s control room, the Command on 5th September 2020 arrested one Hamisu Tukur ‘m’ 25years at the outskirt of Bwari, for stealing a vehicle belonging to the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) Headquarters stationed at SkyMemorial, Wuse Zone 5.

“The fleeing suspect was arrested by the eagle-eyed Police Operatives from Bwari Division during a stop and search operation, following call received from the FRSC Headquarters by the Command’s control room.

“The exhibits recovered from the suspect are one (1) white Toyota Hilux-HQ-26RS and a single key.''

The spokesperson said the suspect will be arraigned in court upon the conclusion of the investigation.

While reassuring residents of its resolve to protect lives and property, Manzah enjoined residents to promptly report or call these emergency numbers in case of distress: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883.]]>
Sun, 06 Sep 2020 06:35:11 +0000
50-year-old security man suffocates after reportedly sleeping with his face mask on

The Nation reports that Solomon was well known in the area for never failing to wear his face mask as part of measures to protect himself from contracting the dreaded Coronavirus. However, on Friday, the 50-year-old had a few glasses of local gin popularly known as Ogogoro before going to bed. He went to bed with his face mask on.

His lifeless body was discovered face down, suggesting that he died of suffocation from the face mask. Neighbors who came to fetch water at the compound of the house where the deceased worked, banged on the gate of the building endlessly but late Ede did not come out to grant them access to the tap.

It was said that the noise at the gate of the building alerted late Ede’s boss who opened the gate for the visitors and decided to check on Ede in his room. He noticed that the door was locked so he forced it open only to find Ede lying face down on the bed lifeless and with his face mask in place. The boss was said to have raised the alarm which attracted other residents to the building, with many blaming the deceased’s tragic death on his obsession with alcohol.

A source said

“But for the noise from those who came to fetch water in the early hours of the day, no one would have known that a tragedy had occurred.

It was when the deceased failed to come out of his apartment to attend to those fetching water in the premises of the house that his boss came out and discovered his body.”

Shocked by the discovery, the deceased's employer reported the matter to a police division at Kemta, Idi Aba.

Residents of the area claim the deceased took to alcohol after suffering depression. He was said to have been warned by his employer and others to desist from his habitual abuse of alcohol.

“He usually removed his face mask before going to bed. But he took some ogogoro late in the evening and was downcast. Those who saw him at the entrance of his apartment asked him to remove the mask on his face and go to bed, but he refused.

”However, he went to bed forgetting to remove his face mask and slept face down. He was probably choked to death by the face mask,” one of the residents who spoke on condition of anonymity said

Sun, 06 Sep 2020 06:33:39 +0000
Nigeria Records 162 New Cases Of COVID-19
According to the health agency, Nigeria has, till date, recorded 54,905 cases of the virus, with 42,922 cases discharged and 1,054 deaths in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The 162 cases reported on Saturday were from 15 states, led by Lagos with 53 and followed by Gombe with 21 new infections.

Other states with new cases include Oyo (19), Delta (12), Ondo (11), Plateau (10), Ebonyi (9), FCT (6), Kwara (6), Kaduna (5), Rivers (3), Ogun (2), Anambra (2), Imo (2), Ekiti (1)]]>
Sun, 06 Sep 2020 06:30:09 +0000
Nigerian man withdraws his engagement ring from his girlfriend via Facebook

Elliot had in the past, invited friends and family, to his house where he publicly went on his knees and proposed to his girlfriend.

He announced the withdrawal of his engagement on his Facebook page. According to him, there was an ''Abuse of engagement''. His post reads

''Special announcement to the general public That I Elliot Ihwia have openly withdrawn my engagement ring from Success Oyoviwkose . nor in anywhere regards her with me or call her joined my name's any kind, Abuse of engagement'']]>
Sat, 05 Sep 2020 12:01:32 +0000
University student attempts suicide over Inability to marry President Buhari's daughter

The 22-year-old man who has been thrilled by Hanan’s beauty and educational qualifications, has been sending her marriage proposals on Facebook and Instagram.

“I am in love with her (Hanan Buhari) because of her beautiful face, her level of education and integrity of her father (Buhari).

“I tried informing her but I don’t know whether the messages got to her."

When asked why he posted about committing suicide if Hanan goes ahead with her marriage to Turad Sha’aban, he said;

“I just said it.”

Kano police spokesman, Abdullahi Haruna confirmed the incident and also disclosed that Ahmad was invited to the Command Headquarters at the prompting of Frank Mba.

Police Commissioner Habu Sani and a Police Imam also counselled him. It was further learnt that Police spokesman Frank Mba spoke with Ahmad on telephone for 6 minutes, 6 seconds, convincing him not to commit suicide even if he did not marry the President’s daughter. Mba also reminded Ahmad that his religion preaches against suicide.

The suicidal man thanked the Police after the counselling and also expressed desire to join the Force because of the “friendly manner” the Police treated his case.

Sat, 05 Sep 2020 11:55:12 +0000
Scores reportedly dead as truck rams into cars in Auchi

According to an eyewitness, Austine Imonche Oviosun, the accident happened in the afternoon along First Bank Road.

Sat, 05 Sep 2020 11:53:04 +0000
Serial rapist allegedly pardoned by state governor, arrested for raping 4-year-old girl

The 50-year-old man, Yusuf Bako of Yakubu Wanka Street Bauchi allegedly lured the victim, Hauwa Jamilu to a Mosque located at Aminu Street and had canal knowledge of her.

It was alleged that the suspect was among inmates pardoned by the state governor few months ago to deconjest prisons and curb the spread of coronavirus.

Spokesperson for the command, DSP Ahmed Mohammed Awkil, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday, September 4, said that the suspect was arrested on Thursday and has confessed to the crime.

"On the 03/09/2020 at about 1130hrs one Jamilu Abdullahi 'M' of Igbo Quarters reported at the Township Police Station that on same date at about 0920hrs One Yusuf Bako 'M' aged 50years of Yakubu Wanka Street Bauchi lured one Hauwa'u Jamilu 'F' aged 4years to a Mosque located at Aminu Street and “had canal knowledge of her”.

Subsequently, the said Yusuf Bako was arrested and he confessed to the crime,"

"When interrogated he stated that he was arrested and imprisoned in 2001 and 2015 for the same offence. He further claimed to be among the fortunate inmates recently pardon by the State on the eve of Corona virus.]]>
Sat, 05 Sep 2020 11:49:03 +0000
Missing woman's body exhumed after she was allegedly murdered and secretly buried

35-year-old Joy Obiageli was reported missing by her family two weeks ago, and all efforts to find her were not successful.

The mystery behind the sudden disappearance began to unravel following a tip-off that her security guard was seen driving one of her cars with his wife and children inside. This sparked an investigation and police searched the missing woman's compound to find a shallow grave.

According to correspondent Emeka Chukwujindu who was at the scene, the police in Asaba exhumed the woman's corpse and it was discovered that she was made to suffer before she died. She was stabbed several times on her stomach and her throat was slit while her hands and legs were tied.

It is alleged that Joy Obiageli was alleged killed by her security guard named Mr. Sunday from Niger state who buried her in a shallow grave in their compound. Obiageli's neighbour, a Nollywood movie director named Mr. Nonso Ekene has also been arrested and is being interrogated.

The reason for her murder is still a mystery.

Sympathisers gathered at number 4 Anene Street as a team of policemen and pathologists exhumed the body of the 35-year-old woman.

The Delta State Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Falaye said investigation is still ongoing.

Meanwhile, videos of the deceased's family crying and asking for justice have been shared online.

Her immediate elder brother, Sunday Onika said some of his sister's vital organs were missing when she was exhumed. He asked for justice for his dead sister.]]>
Sat, 05 Sep 2020 11:42:06 +0000
Body found outside Prince William and Kate's house in Kensington Palace lake

The body was retrieved last weekend from one of the ornamental lakes at the front of the London palace.

Police discovered the corpse during a search for artist Endellion Lycett Green, granddaughter of poet laureate Sir John Betjeman.

Delli was later found alive, and the corpse turned out to be that of another woman.

In a message shared with friends, John Lycett Green, Delli's brother, confirmed it had been a case of mistaken identity and she was found "alive, safe and well."

He said: "My sister Endellion is alive, safe and well.

"Thank you all for the support and love you showed for Delli and her family.

"Sorry to all of you that, like us, were grieving for the wonder that is Delli. We were told a body was found and was her.

"It was not, and Delli was found last night."

Mr Green added: "RIP the soul that was found in Kensington Round Pond on Saturday morning."

A friend of the family told the Daily Mail: "Delli went through a bad patch, but it’s a huge relief to everyone that she is safe and well.

"It’s been a traumatic week."

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "The death is being treated as unexplained at this time, but is not thought to be suspicious. Inquiries are ongoing."

The spokesman added that Endellion's family were contacted "as part of inquiries to establish the identity of the deceased."]]>
Sat, 05 Sep 2020 11:37:36 +0000
156 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

A breakdown of the new cases across states is as follows; Lagos-36, FCT-35, Oyo-29, Kaduna-10, Abia-9, Osun-5, Ogun-5, Enugu-5, Rivers-4, Nasarawa-3, Ekiti-3, Imo-3, Edo-2, Kwara-2, Katsina-2, Plateau-2, Niger-1.

There are now 54,743 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1, 051 deaths have been recorded, 42,816 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.

Sat, 05 Sep 2020 11:34:57 +0000
Mother of 15 children reveals she's pregnant with her 16th child

Patty Hernandez, 38, and her husband Carlos, 37, live with their gigantic family in North Carolina, and they gearing up to welcome their latest addition.

All 15 of her children have names beginning with “C” in honour of their father, Carlos, who is a floor cleaner

Patty and Carlos have five boys and 10 girls, and six are sets of twins.

Carlos Jr, 12, Christopher, 11, Carla, nine, Caitlyn, nine, Cristian, eight, Celeste, seven, Cristina, six, Calvin, five, Catherine, five, Carol, four, Caleb, three, Caroline, three, Camilla, two, Charlie, one and Crystal, four months, will be joined by a baby girl due in May 2021.

Despite admitting that raising so many children can be stressful, the mother-of-15 is happy to have more kids.

She said: "It is a bit more stressful and difficult with a newborn. The babies are always crying and I have to take care of them. But it is a blessing, we enjoy it.

"We have left everything to God so whatever God wants to give us we will be happy.

"We don't use contraception. It's always crazy at our house."

Patty who spent over a decade making babies after welcoming her first child in 2008, said: "I'm so happy when I'm pregnant.

"Around three months after I have a baby I usually get pregnant again.”

The proud mother added that having so many children creates a lot of housework but she is already training the older children about house chores.

"Right now I have a thousand clothes to wash - that's at least five hours of folding clothes every two days.

"I do laundry at least four times a week. When the kids play, they often leave toys on the floor so I need to clean that up too.

"I try to give them a daily routine to clean up after themselves. They have their own chores.

"The older one makes his own pancakes sometimes, but most of the time I am the one doing the cooking."

According to Patty and Carlos, they spend £375 a week on groceries and nappies and are currently shopping for a new vehicle as they have outgrown their 16-seater bus.]]>
Fri, 04 Sep 2020 08:45:46 +0000
Five kids found dead in apartment after 'mum kills them and jumps in front of train'

The horrific discovery was made at a private apartment in Hasselstrasse Street, in the western German town, around 2pm on Thursday, September 3.

Pictures from the scene show emergency vehicles parked up as police sealed off the area.

According to German tabloid, Bild, the children's grandmother had called police to tell them her daughter, aged 27, had killed five of her children and was out of her home with another child.

The police then found the dead children, aged 1, 2, 3, 6 and 8.

The mum reportedly jumped in front of a train in the early afternoon and survived with serious injuries, Bild reported.

She is now under police protection.

Reports added an 11-year-old son was found unharmed at the grandmother's home.

Officers were called to the private apartment at around 2pm, Tag 24 reports.

How the 5 children died is currently unknown.

Fri, 04 Sep 2020 08:38:18 +0000
Man faces life after bodies of two women are found in his freezer

Zahid Younis received a life sentence, with a minimum jail term of 38 years.

The remains of Henriett Szucs and Mihrican Mustafa were discovered at Zahid Younis's flat in Canning Town, east London, in April 2019. He had subjected both victims to "very significant violence" in the days before he killed them, it was reported.

The body of one of the women, Henriett Szucs was hidden in the chest freezer for almost three years before it was found by police in the 36-year-old killer's flat in east London in April 2019.

Ms Szucs, 34, a Hungarian national, was last seen in August 2016 and is believed to have gone to live with Younis at his home in Canning Town.

The second victim, mother-of-three Mihrican Mustafa, 38, had not been seen or heard from since May 2018.

Ms Szucs and Ms Mustafa were "vulnerable women living somewhat chaotic lives", including periods of homelessness and drug addiction, the court heard.

Jurors were told Younis purchased the freezer shortly after killing Ms Szucs "for the sole purpose" of concealing her body.

Prosecutors at Southwark Crown Court said Younis preyed on the vulnerable women, subjecting them to "very significant violence".

The four-week trial heard police made the "grim discovery" when looking for the defendant at his home following a call about his welfare.

He was not in but officers gained entry and noticed the lockable freezer, around which flies were gathering.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Harding said the freezer had been forced open by one of the officers on "an old-fashioned police hunch" about what was inside it.

He said: "He broke open the freezer and discovered what could only be seen, at the time, as only one body.

"It actually took the freezer being taken away and X-rayed for it to be seen there was another body underneath that. It was a gruesome discovery for the officers."

The nature of the crime scene meant a cause of death could not be established, but the scientific evidence showed that the women had been subjected to serious violence before their deaths.

They had both suffered numerous rib fractures while Ms Szucs had sustained "dreadful" head injuries and Ms Mustafa's sternum and larynx had been fractured.

The court heard that Younis has several previous convictions for assaulting partners.

Younis, known as "Boxer", denied murder but did admit putting the women in the freezer, pleading guilty to two counts of preventing the lawful and decent burial of a body.

He claimed he was out when Ms Szucs died at his flat and did not tell police because he was "panicking".

Jurors deliberated for over 16 hours before returning majority verdicts.]]>
Fri, 04 Sep 2020 08:32:39 +0000
Nine-year-old girl dies after her mum applied pesticide on her lice-infested hair

Dr Gloria Nwosu, a paediatrician at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital, disclosed this to newsmen at a press conference on Thursday, September 3. She said the woman followed the advice of her hairdresser and put the pesticide on the hair of two of her daughters, aged nine and four, respectively.

Nwosu said after applying the harmful liquid, the nine-year-old girl convulsed for hours before she died and that the prompt effort of the doctors in the hospital helped save the life of the four-year-old.

“Their mother felt that the hairdresser would know what to do since it has to do with lice. We did everything we could to bring the child back to normal, but it was all abortive.

“She (the deceased) was very sick. The second child slumped in our presence and we immediately admitted her and gave her an antidote. So, the question now is how many of these children may have gone through this?

It affected her brain because she convulsed for over two hours. Now, there is something we do to check for oxygen saturation; it remained low. It never went back to normal. Then they can have something coming out from their mouth. This child kept pouring out saliva. It never went off until she passed on.

They also have high blood pressure. This child’s blood pressure was high. We saw all those symptoms on this child,” Nwosu said]]>
Fri, 04 Sep 2020 08:28:05 +0000
Man beaten after being caught trying to sleep with boss' wife

While the visibly angry men proceeded to beat the randy man mercilessly, the woman managed to flee from the scene leaving her ‘partner-in-crime’ to face the consequences alone.

The man in the orange shirt, is said to be the one who cottoned on to the adulterous affair between the two and blew the whistle. During the assault, some of the men could be heard reproaching the man for abusing the trust his friend and boss had for him.

It was further learnt that the husband of the cheating wife wants her back despite the affair]]>
Fri, 04 Sep 2020 08:26:31 +0000
I asked him to send me ordinary N2 million and he is yet to call or text back - Ifu Ennada

In an Instastory post she shared, Ifu Ennada said she told the man who has been disturbing her since 2018 to send her "ordinary N2 million." She added that he is yet to call or text back.

Fri, 04 Sep 2020 08:22:15 +0000
Four women arrested for allegedly selling newborn baby for N1.5m (photo)

The women were paraded before newsmen on Thursday, September 3. According to NAPTIP officials, two of the women, Bernadette Ihezuo and Cecilia Onyema, are civil servants with the Federal Ministry of Finance Abuja, and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, respectively. The third suspect, Okasi Ekeoma, is said to be Onyema’s sister, while the fourth suspect is the baby’s grandmother Harrieth Nmezi who resides in Imo state.

According to NAPTIP officials, the teenage girl got pregnant while staying with her mother who then took her to Onyema's residence where she lived until she delivered her baby. Immediately after delivery, the other women took the child from the young mother and sold off the baby.

They were arrested following a tipoff received by some members of the public.

The baby has been rescued while the suspects have confessed to the crime and will be arraigned in court soon.]]>
Fri, 04 Sep 2020 08:17:30 +0000
Nigeria Confirms 125 Fresh COVID-19 Infections As Recoveries Near 43,000
While disclosing the latest COVID-19 data, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said the new cases take the number of infections in the West African nation to 54,588.

The new cases, the NCDC data showed, were reported from twelve states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Nigeria’s commercial centre and one of the pandemic hotbed, Lagos, had the highest number of infections from the disease – 42 – for the day and is trailed by the FCT – 25, Katsina – 14 and Kaduna – 11.

Eight more persons were infected in Kwara State, Ondo – 7; Delta – 4; Anambra – 3; Oyo – 3; Edo – 2; Ogun – 2; Osun – 2 and Cross River -1.

Fri, 04 Sep 2020 08:15:10 +0000
Man locks up son in cage for 2 years in Katsina

According to neighbors, Umar locked up his son who is physically challenged in the cage since he was 14, and fed him like a ''dog.'' The boy was rescued when members of the non-governmental organization, Save the Children International (SCI), were notified and thereafter alerted the police.

An SCI agent in Daura, Aminu Gambo said

“the man told the police that he decided to put the boy in a cage because there was no longer space for him in the two-room apartment housing the entire family of 15 including his 12 other children.

He was detained at the police station in Daura for a day and then moved to the police headquarters in Katsina and later released on the condition that he would no longer subject the boy to such inhuman treatment.'']]>
Thu, 03 Sep 2020 15:08:31 +0000
Pregnant girlfriend allegedly stabs boyfriend to death in Anambra

The spokesperson of the state police command, Muhammed Haruna, who disclosed this to newsmen, said the police received a report of the alleged murder and immediately visited the scene on Wednesday.

'Preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased allegedly impregnated the suspect and wanted an abortion which she declined and demanded some money for her upkeep which the deceased also refused to oblige. He said this eventually led to a scuffle between the couple that resulted in the deceased being stabbed to death.

According to Haruna, police detectives attached to Ogidi Division led by the DPO CSP Ekuri Remigius visited the scene and rushed the victim who was found in a pool of his blood to Iyi Enu Mission hospital Ogidi for medical attention where he was certified dead by the medical doctor on arrival.

He said a careful observation on the deceased body revealed a stab wound on his chest while a blood-stained Kitchen knife was also recovered at the scene as Exhibit.

The spokesperson said the case is under investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident.]]>
Thu, 03 Sep 2020 15:05:47 +0000
I warned Nigerians - Fayose reacts as petrol price rises to N151.56 per litre

LIB reported earlier that the pump price of premium motor spirit (PMS) otherwise known as petrol has been increased to N151.56 per litre, effective from today September 2, 2020.

Reacting to this, Fayose recalled how he warned Nigerians. The former Governor who queried the rationale for the increase, said the decision was taken when other countries are adopting measures to reduce the effects of COVID-19 lockdown on their citizens.

He tweeted;

Petrol is now N151.56. The increment was made when other countries are adopting measures to reduce the effects of COVID-19 lock down on their citizens. Just in case those who led the Save Nigeria protests across Nigeria during PDP govt of Jonathan are not aware. I warned.]]>
Thu, 03 Sep 2020 08:42:16 +0000
This Nigerian mum and her son are being mistaken for a couple

The mother and her son are dressed for the gym in the now-viral photo.

"Mama and her first son," the mum captioned the photos.

Facebook users were awestruck and reacted to the photos by pointing out that she looks young enough to be taken for his girlfriend.]]>
Thu, 03 Sep 2020 08:40:01 +0000
Erica confirms she and Kiddwaya had s3x while they were in the Head of House Lounge

In the fourth week of the game, Erica won the Head of House challenge and chose Kiddwaya, her love interest, as her deputy and had the opportunity to share the lounge with him.

Her discussion with Neo on Wednesday night September 2, confirmed Erica and Kidd did some ''crazy things'' while in the lounge.

While speaking with Neo in the kitchen, Erica said she did everything in that lounge.

If they show videos of all the things that happened in that Head of House lounge...even me I don't want to watch it'' she said laughing

An inquisitive Neo then asks her ''Blowjob?'' and she responded ''I did everything''

Neo pushed further by asking ''You had sex?'', Erica responded nodding her head in the affirmative and said ''Every single thing'']]>
Thu, 03 Sep 2020 08:35:38 +0000
BBNaija's Khloe appears to confirm she had bum surgery, flaunts her massive backside

The reality star took to her Instagram page to share this sexy photo of herself with her massive backside on display and then wrote: 'Straight outta Boya ke ni nice night. Kidbro with the lens ( sorry I posted the unedited one, since I'm plastic, my pics should be straight out of camroll).' ]]>
Thu, 03 Sep 2020 08:28:34 +0000
9-year-old killed as soldier opens fire around Shehu of Borno’s palace

The soldier has been identified as Bukar Mustapha Limanti of the Operation Lafia Dole and it was further learnt that two other children sustained gunshot injuries.

The two children who sustained injuries were taken to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) unit of the Borno state specialist hospital in Maiduguri for treatment, while the culprit fled the scene.

An eyewitness told TheCable;

“The recent incident of reckless shooting may not be unconnected to the murder of the innocent man.

“Bukar Mustapha Limanti is the son of the driver of the current chief imam of Borno state and he is serving at Chabbal IDP camp, along Maiduguri-Gubio road.

“He goes every morning to his duty post but comes back to town at night where he terrorises innocent people during the night with an AK-47.

“Two weeks ago, he shot a dog and a goat at Shehuri. This forced Digima Zubairu, the ward head of Shehuri north, to warn him, but he refused to listen and continued with the reckless shooting unabated.”

It was also alleged that an unidentified soldier had shot a deaf man selling kolanuts in same area two months ago.

Thu, 03 Sep 2020 08:23:37 +0000
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, his wife and two daughters test positive for COVID-19

The 48-year-old actor announced this via Instagram.

He shared that he and his wife, Lauren Hashian, and their daughters Jasmine, 4, and Tiana, 2, all have been sick with the virus for the past few weeks, with the actor and his wife being particularly unwell. They are, thankfully, now feeling better, he told fans.

The Jumanji star said: "I wanted to give you guys a little helpful update on things that have been going on on my end for the past two-and-a-half to three weeks now.

"So the update is this: my wife Lauren as well as my two baby girls and myself, we have all tested positive for COVID-19.

"I could tell you that this has been one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family, and for me, too, personally as well. And I've gone through some doozies in the past."

He added that, "Testing positive for COVID-19 is much different than overcoming nasty injuries, or being evicted, or even being broke, which I have been more than a few times."

He explained that the reason why contracting the virus is different "is because my No.1 priority is to always protect my family. And protect my children, my loved ones."

Johnson said that he and his family contracted the virus from family friends, who he said are "devastated" that they unwittingly spread the virus.

"I wish it was only me who tested positive, but it wasn't, it was my entire family, so this one was a real kick in the gut. But I am happy to tell you guys that we as a family are good. We're on the other end of it, we're on the other side. We're no longer contagious, and we are — thank God — we are healthy."

He urged his fans to exercise extreme caution when interacting with others to prevent the spread of COVID-19. He also adviced people to boost their immune system.]]>
Thu, 03 Sep 2020 08:21:44 +0000
No life lost after a big tree fell on a parked car in Calabar

Facebook user, Obinna Obinwa who shared the story said no casualty was recorded after the huge tree was brought down by a heavy wind. The incident however left the driver in shock as he kept thanking God for life.

He wrote;

What a disaster caused by today's down pour which came with a heavy wind that actually brought down a big tree at cultural centre, adjacent to De-choice, directly opposite Etim Edem Park.....

Thank God there was no casualty and no life was lost either....the driver was in deep shock, screaming and thanking the Almighty for delivering him from such an accident which would have cost him his life...

God is indeed faithful]]>
Thu, 03 Sep 2020 08:14:47 +0000
Nigeria Records 216 New COVID-19 Cases, 429 More Recover
In a late-night tweet on Wednesday, the nation’s health agency disclosed that the new infections were recorded in 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Of the new cases, Plateau has the highest number – 59, followed by Rivers, Abia, and Lagos which have 27, 22, and 20 more infections respectively.

Others are Oyo – 18, Enugu – 17, Kaduna – 11, FCT – 11, Ogun – 10, Ebonyi – four, Osun – four, Ekiti – four, Delta – three, Edo – three, Akwa Ibom – two, and Bauchi – one.]]>
Thu, 03 Sep 2020 08:11:03 +0000
Vera Sidika strips for Instagram

The photo which has garnered over 50k likes came with the caption;

Comment using a movie title
....I’m actually dressed up y’all just gotta ZOOM to see it]]>
Wed, 02 Sep 2020 14:05:38 +0000
Two women killed as trucks and tanker collide with commercial bus in Lagos (photos)
The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who spoke to newsmen at the scene, said the accident was caused by reckless driving.

In his words

“The agency received distress calls about the incident and upon arrival at the scene of the incident, it was discovered that a four-vehicle accident had occurred.

The vehicles comprised two tipper trucks, one with number plate AKM-741ZT; and another with unknown number plate, a loaded tanker with unknown number plate and a commercial bus with unknown number plate.

The resultant collision, which was a result of reckless driving, left occupants of the bus trapped within

With the use of the agency’s light rescue equipment, six people were extricated from the bus. They were found to have sustained varying degrees of injuries and, unfortunately, two adult females lost their lives at the scene of incident.

Agency responders, the LRU ambulance, LASAMBUS, Nigeria Police, Lagos Fire Service and LRU fire Unit were joint responders at the scene of incident.

The operation is ongoing, more updates will be communicated.”]]>
Wed, 02 Sep 2020 14:01:58 +0000
Elephant attacks bicycle rider and seizes his bicycle

In the video, the bicycle rider is seen lying on the floor beside his bicycle while the elephant towers over him.

The man, who appears to be overcome by fear, didn't run, instead, he lay there.

Eyewitnesses who filmed the incident appear too afraid to go close to help the bicycle rider. From a distance, they scream at the elephant in a foreign language.

At one point, the elephant lifts the man's bicycle before dropping it to the ground. The elephant then stands over the man and appears ready to stomp him with its feet.

"Pardon, pardon," the eyewitnesses scream with a sense of urgency.

They also appear to be screaming at the man to escape and the man eventually gathers himself up and runs off.

It is not clear in which African country the incident happened]]>
Wed, 02 Sep 2020 13:58:36 +0000
Peter Okoye celebrates his wife Lola Omotayo on her birthday

The father of her two, took to Instagram to share lovely photos of his wife with the caption: 'Pls join me and wish my wife, my best friend, my partner, my lover, the mother of my children and the keeper of my Heart a Special Happy Birthday!']]>
Wed, 02 Sep 2020 13:45:30 +0000
Man kills his wife and two sons ‘because he had a headache and was tired of them yelling’

James Lee Webb, 57, was arrested and charged with capital murder after calling the cops on himself on Monday, August 31, 2020.

Webb and his wife, Victoria Ronack Bunton, began arguing at around 10am on Monday morning after he complained of having a headache and that her sons, aged 13 and 16, were being too loud, according to the affidavit.

During the argument Webb allegedly produced a handgun and shot Bunton, before killing both of the teenagers.

Webb waited one hour and then called 911 and confessed, the document states.

When cops arrived they took him into custody. When he was later interviewed, Webb allegedly told a detective that he was tired of his family yelling at him and telling him there was nothing wrong with him.

He is currently being held at Lew Sterrett Jail and his bond will be determined by a Dallas County Magistrate.
Neighbor Chanel Lockhart told Fox4: "Last time I saw her, she was getting groceries out of the car and the boys were helping her.

"You would never think that he would do that. And she had a heart. She was so sweet to everybody.

"You'd never think that one day he would call and say he killed his kids."

Another neighbor, Justice Johnson, told the outlet: "I've been knowing them for two years, going with their mama to the grocery store, helping with groceries, getting on the school bus."

Her daughter, Sylvia, added: "I didn't talk to them as much. But when I did come outside, they'd speak. They didn't just walk past me. They'd be like, 'hey.'"

Wed, 02 Sep 2020 08:54:33 +0000
Bobrisky shows off the three bags of money he went home with after his birthday

LIB reported earlier that the crossdresser held his birthday party an undisclosed location and it was attended by Mompha, Leo Dasilva, Lolu and many others.

Showing off the money he took home, Bobrisky wrote;

3full bags of money. Move with people richer or same standard with you. Stay away from looser and Ignore haters. Sha be making money]]>
Wed, 02 Sep 2020 08:33:25 +0000
Man caught inside a supermarket with 'stolen' items around his waist (photos)

Facebook user, Segun Availeth, who shared the story, said the young man was pretending to be shopping before the attendant noticed something very unusual around the man's waist. When he was confronted to lift up his shirt, they found six tins of sardines hanging around his underwear. ]]>
Wed, 02 Sep 2020 08:29:50 +0000
Chef turned Playboy model shares naked photos to encourage fans to cook at home

Though she works as a model, Cândida Batista is also a Michelin starred chef.

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, the mum has been urging others to stay at home rather than eat out. This is to promote social distancing and prevent the spread of the killer virus.

To do this, she has combined her two passions - cooking and modelling - and has been sharing photos to Instagram.

In the photos, Cândida poses naked or in lingerie while cooking tasty meals.

Cândida claims that her strategy seems to be working.

She said: "I decided to make a pie crust at home and I was with little clothes at the time.

"I didn't even think about putting anything."

Cândida added: "I was inspired and my photographer friend clicked.

Now, the model receives DMs from fans all the time.

She said: "I get messages from followers asking me to post more photos

Cândida, who lives in Vienna and calls herself a feminist, plans to continue posting more sexy cooking hacks in the future.

She commented: "It was a success that I did not imagine, of course I will continue to post, knowing that I can save lives."]]>
Wed, 02 Sep 2020 08:26:24 +0000
Suspected fraudster forced to eat the faeces he was nabbed with in Delta state

The man who came into the Delta community from Anambra state was forced to eat the faeces after being caught with it by some vigilante members. When interrogated by residents of the community, he affirmed that he needed the faeces for a money ritual purpose.

Wed, 02 Sep 2020 08:21:57 +0000
Nurse looks like a 'plastic doll' after spending £55k on 5 boob jobs (photo)

Tara Jayne McConachy, 31, from Melbourne, has travelled the world having surgery. She plans to have her eyes re-coloured and ribs removed soon.

The Instagram star spent a hundred thousand Australian dollars on five separate breast augmentations.

She said, according to Daily Star: "I’ve had five breast augmentations – my most recent implant size is 1050cc, tip rhinoplasty, buttocks implants, veneers, botox and fillers."

She claims she’ll never stop having procedures done to meet her dreams of a "plastic doll" look.

The model continued: "I don’t know the exact amount I’ve spent on surgery, but it’s easily in the vicinity of $100k."

Tara was in Europe, having yet more surgery, when the coronavirus lockdown began.

She said: "I had no time to recover properly as Australia was urging residents that were overseas to immediately return home as the borders were closing.

"Thank god I had my mum with me because I couldn’t have done it without her!"

Tara added: "There is no limit for me when it comes to plastic surgery.

"It is incredibly addictive and I already want bigger breasts!

"As soon as travel is permitted, I have plans to go back overseas to visit my surgeon and get my breast size increased to 1500cc [from their current 1050ccc]."

She continued: "I’m also exploring changing my eye colour to an even more vibrant green, plus fixing my eyelids with a canthoplasty, blepharoplasty and a brow lift.

"While I'm at it I'll probably be getting cheek implants, a mini facelift and I'm even looking into the possibility of having ribs removed for a more tapered waist."

Tara began financing her surgeries with an OnlyFans account this month and says it’s been a "smart move". She claims she made $10,000 in the first three days.

Tara’s most shocking feature is her lips.

She said: "My lips are definitely my statement.

"I always make sure they’re nice and plump and get regular injections.

"I’ve definitely lost count of how much product is in there!

"I’m finally happy with how they look so now it’s just all about maintenance."

Tara adds that she feels younger, thanks to surgery. She says she feels closer to 21 than 31.

She said: "I’m like a fine wine, I only get better with age. And, of course, surgery!"]]>
Wed, 02 Sep 2020 08:18:52 +0000
Magun: Married woman glued to lover while having s3x in Ogun state

Eyewitnesses linked the incident to "Magun" and it was gathered that the incident occurred in Ogun state. The couple were seen in the viral video crying and begging to regain their freedom from the charm.

Magun which in Yoruba language means "Do not climb", is a dreadful and deadly charm usually employed by offended husbands to punish adulterous men having illicit sexual affairs with their wives]]>
Wed, 02 Sep 2020 07:43:22 +0000
Nigeria Records 239 New Cases Of COVID-19
The health agency revealed this in a late-night tweet.

The country now has a total of 54,247 confirmed cases, with 42,010 persons discharged and 1,023 deaths.

Plateau reported the highest number of cases with 116 while the Federal Capital Territory ranked second with 33 new infections.

Other states with new cases include Lagos-19, Ekiti-12, Kaduna-11, Ogun-11, Ebonyi-8, Benue-7, Abia-5, Delta-5, Ondo-4, Edo-3, Imo-2, Osun-2, and Bauchi-1.]]>
Wed, 02 Sep 2020 07:39:12 +0000
Heidi Klum shares naked photo of herself taken by her husband Tom Kaulitz

The actress hid behind a transparent curtain that did little to hide her nakedness.

The 47-year-old revealed the photo was taken by her husband, Tom Kaulitz.]]>
Tue, 01 Sep 2020 10:16:46 +0000
Unilorin undergraduate to clear drainage for 3 months over romance scam (photos)

The service requires him to clear the drainage at Bekind filing Station near Tipper Garage, Tanke up to the gate of the University of Ilorin for Three Months commencing from September 2, 2020.

According to a statement released by EFCC, Ridwan got the jail term on Monday, August 31, 2020 after being arraigned on a one-count charge, bordering on internet fraud and other fraud-related offences by the Ilorin zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC)

The charge read

"That you,Akinsanya Riwan (a.k.a Alex James) sometime in March, 2020 or thereabout at Ilorin, Kwara State within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court attempted to commit an offence of cheating by impersonation by pretending and representing yourself to be a white man called Alex James to an unsuspected white woman, Stewart Sonia on a dating site called Hangout as it is contained in your gmail account: and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 95 of the Penal Code Laws of Northern Nigeria"

The defendant pleaded guilty to the one-count charge.

While reviewing the facts of the case, Mahmoud Ibrahim Hamman, an Assistant Detective Superintendent with the EFCC, Ilorin zonal office told the court " My Lord, the defendant was arrested on March 16, 2020 at Pipeline, behind Princess hotel, Ilorin Kwara State, based on intelligence".

"A search was conducted in his house and one Galaxy phone and laptop were recovered, we analysed them and discovered an email box where several fraudulent messages were printed in his presence "

Delivering judgment on the matter, Justice Oyinloye convicted and sentenced the defendant, based on exhibits tendered and the proof of evidence brought before the court.
The Judge ordered the convict to clear the drainage at Bekind filing Station near Tipper Garage, Tanke up to the gate of the University of Ilorin for Three Months commencing from September 2, 2020.

He said the convict should get a notice of clearance from the Registrar of the University of Ilorin and the Kwara State Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service, adding that failure to do so would attract him six months imprisonment.
The court also ordered the convict to pay a fine of Fifty Thousand Naira( N50,000) in addition to the Community Service.]]>
Tue, 01 Sep 2020 10:13:22 +0000
Two teens and two adults found dead in home in ‘murder suicide’

The four bodies were found at the scene in Shaker Heights, Cleaveland, OH, according to Shaker Heights Police after they were called to a welfare check at the request of a family member at about 2.20pm on Sunday, August 30th.

According to Shaker Heights police, there was no forced entry into the home, and they do not believe there are any additional suspects in the deaths.

The Medical Examiner’s Office has not released the names of those found dead according to reports.

A neighbor speaking to reporters said the family had only been at the home for one year after moving from Hudson.

She said that they were good neighbors and the teenagers were "top of the line young people".

The neighbor added that the twins, believed to be 14, would check on their cat when she and her husband would go out of town, or go on trips.

As at press time, police say they are still investigating and will reveal more details about their investigations to the media.]]>
Tue, 01 Sep 2020 10:11:05 +0000
Lagos police accused of releasing hit-and-run bikeman who left man with a torn earlobe

According to @zheun85, the incident occurred at Five Star bus stop and the case was reported at Olosan Police Station.

Though he did not reveal why the bikeman was released, he however disclosed that the family of Damilola (accident victim) are trying to raise the fund for his corrective surgery as there are blood clots in his brain.

He tweeted;

Goodmorning @jidesanwoolu @PoliceNG_CRU @PoliceNG @AcpIshaku On Monday morning,an Okada (that was passing one way) hit one Damilola Ogunsanya at Five Star bus stop. Case was reported at Olosan Police Station, one A.O Idowu was assigned as the I.P.O of the case, due to the nature of the accident, three hospitals rejected the patient due to the severity of the case. Lo & behold, the I.P.O in charge of the case Idowu A.O, not only released the Okada man & his bike but was bold enough to say it in front of the DPO that he has released the bike man

Presently the family of Damilola are trying to raise the fund for his corrective surgery, which must be done A.S.A.P due to the fact that there are blood clots in his brain.. He's at Federal Medical Center,Ebute Metta. The most annoying part of the whole case is that the D.P.O told Damilola family that at the end of the month,he will deduct #20,000 from the salary of Idowu, please,what can that solve out of the over one million naira they are seeking for his corrective surgery?.. I hope justice is done. I pray both the D.P.O & I.P.O are brought to book

Tue, 01 Sep 2020 10:06:55 +0000
3 year old boy accidentally sets himself on fire while playing with hand sanitizer

Captain Chuenbubpha, became engulfed in flames at his home after the highly inflammable santizer gel was squirted on him according to reports.

The incident happened last week Wednesday August 26, when Captain and his older brother Nonoe, five, were playing as they were getting ready for school.

Captain poured the gel all over his arms and hands, then splashed it onto his uniform and squirted the contents of the gel container at his brother.

His brother in retaliation, squirted it back at the young boy, then the two picked and lit up a cigarette lighter they took from their parents' bedroom drawers .

Captain, who had the most alcohol gels on his shirt, was immediately engulfed in flames within a few seconds .

Their uncle, Thanwa Chuenbubpha, who rushed Captain to hospital after hearing his screams has warned other parents about the danger of the gel.

He said he did not know what to do at first after seeing his nephew burning on his neck, chest, and arms.

Thanwa said: "I ran to the kids when I heard them crying. I did whatever I could to stop the fire as soon as possible before it burns the boy more.''

Thanwa said he used his bare hands to kill the flames before tearing the uniform out of the crying boy.

He added: ''I smothered him to put out the flames. They were extinguished quickly but he still had injuries all over his body.''

Captain was later taken to the hospital in an ambulance. The child has recovered well with minor burns after staying at the hospital for one night.]]>
Tue, 01 Sep 2020 10:03:11 +0000
8 cars seized as EFCC arrests 14 suspected fraudsters in Anambra

The suspects who are between the ages of 21 – 28 years were nabbed at Okpuno Awka, Agu Awka and Ngozika estate on Monday August 31

Three Mercedes Benz 4matic, three Mercedes Benz AMG and two Lexus Rx salon cars were recovered from the suspects.

EFCC Head of Media, Dele Oyewale said in a statement;

“Interim analyses of some of the suspects’ phones indicated they were involved in some suspected internet fraud which, include online bitcoin scam, love scam and identity theft”

He added that the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.]]>
Tue, 01 Sep 2020 09:56:20 +0000
Cardi B and daughter Kulture step out in their pink Hermes bags

Recall that Offset gifted his daughter Kulture a Hermes bag for her 2nd birthday weeks ago. The toddler got a chance to rock the bag while going out with her mother.

They also both wore white-framed sunglasses for the outing.

Sharing photos and a video, Cardi referred to Kulture as her "best friend".]]>
Tue, 01 Sep 2020 09:51:19 +0000
Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Cross 54,000 As PTF Warns Against Complacency
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said the new cases, reported in seventeen states and the Federal Capital Territory, take the number of confirmed infections in the country to 54,008.

According to the data from the NCDC, Nigeria’s new pandemic hotbed, Plateau State, had the highest number of infected persons for the day – 35 – and Kaduna – 21.

Lagos State had 19 fresh cases of the virus, FCT – 13, Ebonyi – 9, Adamawa – 7, Enugu – 7, Katsina – 7, Edo – 6 and Kwara – 5.

Three new persons were infected in Osun State, Anambra – 2, Kano – 2, Niger – 2, Ogun – 2, Benue – 1, Borno – 1 and Sokoto – 1.]]>
Tue, 01 Sep 2020 09:47:02 +0000
Suspected kidnappers ambushed by vigilante in Yobe, 3 killed

Yobe police spokesperson, Dungus Abdulkarim who confirmed the incident said the suspects were killed on Sunday August 30.

It was gathered that the vigilante group launched a counter attack against the suspected kidnappers after they (kidnappers) stormed Dungurum community in Murfa Kalam village, where they kidnapped one person.

While three of the suspects were killed, three others were apprehended and handed over to the Nigerian Army.

Abdulkarim said;

“It was this morning (Sunday) we received information about an attack on a community under Murfa Kalam village where three suspected kidnappers were killed following an ambush by a vigilante group.

“Presently, the corpses have been deposited at a morgue in the Specialist Hospital in Damaturu while investigations are ongoing.”]]>
Mon, 31 Aug 2020 08:08:12 +0000
Adele is criticized for wearing traditional African hairstyle

In the photo, the singer is seen wearing her hair in traditional African Bantu knots along with a bikini top printed with the Jamaican flag.

The singer captioned the photo, “Happy what would be Notting Hill Carnival my beloved London.”

The Notting Hill Carnival is held annually in London as a way to celebrate Black British culture. It has taken place since 1966, but was held online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As a result of the photo, the singer’s name began trending on Twitter as people accused her of cultural appropriation and expressed shock that she would wear the hair style.

Journalists Jemele Hill and Ernest Owens had strong reactions to the photo.

“If 2020 couldn’t get anymore bizarre, Adele is giving us Bantu knots and cultural appropriation that nobody asked for. This officially marks all of the top white women in pop as problematic. Hate to see it,” Owens tweeted.]]>
Mon, 31 Aug 2020 08:04:55 +0000
16-year-old girl raped while washing clothes at a stream in Osun

According to reports, the victim had gone to wash her clothes at a stream close to her father's house when the suspect hit her on the head with a sharp object, leaving her with a head cut. He went on to rape her.

Her cry for help drew the attention of passersby who rushed to the scene and apprehended the suspect and rushed the victim to the hospital.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Yemisi Opalola, said the suspect is now in police custody and that investigation into the matter is ongoing.]]>
Mon, 31 Aug 2020 08:00:20 +0000
Farmer arrested for allegedly killing herdsman whose cow grazed on his farm in Oyo

According to reports, Alamu launched a brutal attack on Adamu of Elega village in Oriire local government area of the state, on August 21, after he caught his cattle grazing on his farmland.

Confirming the incident to newsmen, the spokesperson of the Public Relations Officer, Oyo state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC, Oluwole Olusegun, said Alamu had been handed over to the Oyo state police command for investigations into the suspected murder.

Items recovered from the suspect include carpenter working tools: scissors, hammer, saw, nail remover, mosquito net, three ATM cards, two apprentice identification cards, cloth, bible, toothbrush, and purse.

Alamu was said to have evaded arrest on August 21 and escaped to an unknown destination before Agro Rangers squad of the NSCDC stationed at Ogbomoso tracked him down on Friday, August 28, and apprehended him.

Mon, 31 Aug 2020 07:56:26 +0000
George Floyd's killer, Derek Chauvin reportedly asks a judge to dismiss his case

In court papers, defense attorneys for Chauvin said there is no probable cause to support charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. They asked a judge to dismiss the murder charges against him, arguing that Floyd's alleged drug use, not the improper use of force by the officer, was to blame for his death.

Meanwhile, prosecutors said on Friday August 28, that they are planning to seek a harsher sentence for the ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is one of four charged for the murder of George Floyd.

According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison informed Peter Cahill, the judge in Floyd murder case he will be seeking a harsher sentence for Chauvin, for several reasons.

The Minnesota Attorney General says the murder was “especially heinous” because Floyd was killed in front of children.

In the legal docs, Ellison noted that Floyd was in a "particularly vulnerable" state because he was handcuffed and chest down on the pavement, repeatedly telling Chauvin and the other officers he could not breathe.

Chauvin is facing up to 40 years in prison if convicted of the second-degree murder charge. His former colleagues, J. Alexander Kueng, Tou Thao, and Thomas Lane, are each charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.

Mon, 31 Aug 2020 07:53:59 +0000
Twitter user draws the attention of the public to a sinkhole along the Kaduna-Zaria

Twitter user draws the attention of the public to a sinkhole along the Kaduna-Zaria expressway (photos)

@Bamsay shared photos of the sinkhole and cautioned road users to be cautious while making use of the road so as to avoid getting involved in an accident.

He wrote

''Attention! For those of you travelling from Kaduna to Zaria and vice versa, please note that the road on the bridge near trade Fair complex has caved in, so reduce your speed when you approach or follow the other lane, if you are not driving, inform your driver.'']]>
Mon, 31 Aug 2020 07:51:38 +0000
Nigeria Records Lowest COVID-19 Cases In Four Months
In a late-night tweet on Sunday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced that 138 more infections were reported in the last 24 hours.

It noted that the new cases were reported from 13 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Plateau – which is the new epicentre of COVID-19 in Nigeria – reported 55 more infections while Lagos, Ebonyi, and Oyo recorded 15, 11, and 11 cases, respectively.

Others are Abia – eight, Anambra – seven, FCT – seven, Rivers – seven, Kaduna – six, Ondo – five, Kwara – three, Bauchi – one, Benue – one, and Edo – one.]]>
Mon, 31 Aug 2020 07:48:47 +0000
18-year-old lady reportedly raped and killed in Ibadan

According to reports, Daramola who was 18 years old, was allegedly raped and killed at Alabata community, near Moniya, in Akinyele Local Government on Monday, August 24.

The spokesperson of the state police command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, who confirmed the incident to The Nation, said a suspect has been arrested over the incident and that the suspect has been transferred to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for investigation. Fadeyi said the police have launched a full-scale investigation into the unfortunate incident.

No fewer than five persons have been killed in the area in the last four months in very mysterious circumstances. A suspected serial killer, Shodipe Sunday, has been arrested in connection with the previous killings in the local government area.]]>
Sun, 30 Aug 2020 11:06:01 +0000
Pregnant woman and her two kids burnt to death in a tanker accident in Ondo (photos)

Several persons were also injured in the acciden

According to reports, a tanker conveying diesel had a brake failure and crashed into a truck, which eventually crushed the commercial motorcyclists.

The spokesman for the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ondo, Omotola Ogungbawo, confirmed four deaths from the incident. However, eyewitnesses claim the death toll is eight.

The bodies of the deceased persons have been deposited in a mourn.]]>
Sun, 30 Aug 2020 11:04:16 +0000
See the photo Bobrisky shared on Instagram that has got people talking
Sun, 30 Aug 2020 11:00:45 +0000
Nigeria Records 250 New Cases Of COVID-19 As Lagos Plans Further Reopening
The new cases bring the country’s total number of cases to 53,727, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said in a late-night tweet.

Meanwhile, at least 41,314 cases of the virus have now been resolved in the country, while 1,011 have died.

Plateau state recorded the highest number of new cases (69) within the past 24 hours, with the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) ranking second (41).

Other states with new cases include Lagos-21, Delta-14, Kaduna-14, Bayelsa-13, Enugu-13, Ekiti-11, Bauchi-9, Ogun-8, Edo-7, Oyo-7, Rivers-6, Adamawa-4, Osun-4, Nasarawa-3, Ebonyi-2, Kwara-2, Gombe-1, and Imo-1.]]>
Sun, 30 Aug 2020 10:58:31 +0000
Prosecutors to seek harsher sentence for George Floyd's killer, Derek Chauvin

According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison informed Peter Cahill, the judge in Floyd murder case he will be seeking a harsher sentence for Chauvin, for several reasons.

The Minnesota Attorney General says the murder was “especially heinous” because Floyd was killed in front of children.

In the legal docs, Ellison noted that Floyd was in a "particularly vulnerable" state because he was handcuffed and chest down on the pavement, repeatedly telling Chauvin and the other officers he could not breathe.

His decision to seek a harsher sentence comes after recent bodycam footage was released showing Floyd pleading for officers to not shoot him.

"The more video evidence you see, the more unjustifiable George Floyd's torture and death at the hands of the police becomes," the family’s attorney Ben Crump said in the statement.

"Although the allegation against George was for a non-violent offense involving a $20 bill, the police officers approached him with guns drawn, simply because he was a Black man. As this video shows, he never posed any threat. The officers' contradictions continue to build. If not for the videos, the world might never have known about the wrongs committed against George Floyd."

Chauvin is facing up to 40 years in prison if convicted of the second-degree murder charge. His former colleagues, J. Alexander Kueng, Tou Thao, and Thomas Lane, are each charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.

Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody on May 25 after officer Derek Chauvin pinned him to the ground and kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes, ignoring his repeated cries of ‘I can’t breathe.’

Sat, 29 Aug 2020 15:06:15 +0000
Three persons die in boat mishap in Adamawa state

Sahara Reporters reports that the victims, two males, and one female, reportedly drowned while on their way to a burial ceremony in the Lamurde Local Government Area of the state, after the boat capsized.

Confirming the incident, the chairman of Lamurde Local Government Area, Burto Williams, described it as an unfortunate tragedy.

"The accident is a very unfortunate tragedy that requires government to come to the aid of the people of the area who are constantly being ravaged by cascading water.

Lamurde LG is making efforts to provide medical treatment for the survivors while the council will also foot the bill of the burial arrangements of the three deceased," Burto said]]>
Sat, 29 Aug 2020 15:04:04 +0000
Prison guard is jailed for three years for smuggling cocaine into jail in her underwear

27-year-old Hannah Gaves from Bristol was stopped and searched while on her way to work at Erlestoke Prison, Wiltshire on the 27th of January last year.

Officials found Cocaine concealed in her underwear and she was also in possession of black bags containing cannabis, five packets of tobacco and Rizzlas.

The Erlestoke Prison, where Gaves worked as a guard, had received intelligence that she was smuggling articles into the prison. She was also suspected of having “inappropriate relations” with an inmate and was smuggling the drugs on his behalf, Wiltshire Police said.

Gaves was arrested and a further search of her home saw money and herbal cannabis seized.

She pleaded guilty to a string of drug offences on Friday, August 28, at Salisbury Crown Court. These included possession with intent to supply a Class A drug, possession with intent to supply a Class B drug, and attempt to bring tobacco behind bars.
Gaves was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £170.

Detective Sergeant Garry Epps, from the Crime Targeting Team, said: 'There is simply no tolerance for the behaviour shown by Gaves in this case.

'The custodial sentence that has been given further highlights the severity of Gaves' actions and we hope acts as a deterrent to anyone who thinks they may be able to get away with anything similar.

There is no excuse for ever falling into such activities and we will always act strongly against anyone attempting to take drugs or any form of contraband into our prisons.'

Local Inspector Chris Martin said: 'We will always act on intelligence given to us and not only patrol the parameters of the prison robustly but also the comings and goings inside the prison as well.

'This case highlights the ongoing partnership work between Wiltshire Police and staff at HMP Erlestoke to disrupt the illegal supply of drugs into the prison.'

Det Sgt Garry Epps said: “There is simply no tolerance for the behaviour shown by Gaves in this case.

“The custodial sentence that has been given further highlights the severity of Gaves’ actions and we hope acts as a deterrent to anyone who thinks they may be able to get away with anything similar.”

Sat, 29 Aug 2020 10:30:31 +0000
Be kind enough to forgive me'' Femi Fani Kayode apologizes to Daily Trust reporter

The reporter, Eyo Charles, had inquired from him who was funding all his trips to the Southern states he is currently touring. The former Minister felt insulted by the question and tongue-lashed the reporter. Read here.

Speaking at a press conference in the Akwa Ibom state government house on Friday August 28, Fani-Kayode said he disappointed himself and everyone with his outburst and hopes the reporter finds it in his heart to forgive him.

“I’m deeply sorry for the manner I reacted to the said reporter. I was too hard on him. The question was mischievous, but I fell for it,” he said.

I should have been smarter than that. I am using this opportunity to reach out to him, and I hope he will be kind enough to forgive me. I disappointed myself, my family and friends, my colleagues and even my bosses, those who hold me in high esteem.

I have regrets, it was not my finest day. No leader or public figure should ever react like that. I disappointed myself. I deeply regret it and I believe it will never happen again.” he said]]>
Sat, 29 Aug 2020 10:26:51 +0000
politicians from South East that Igbo group says are qualified to be president

Announcing the names of the Igbo politicians on Friday August 28, in Abuja after the group's meeting, the president , Dr. Olukayode Oshiariyo, said the time has come for the country to produce a president from the Igbo tribe.

“IPSC has come to the conclusion that in 2023, a man or woman of Igbo extraction will become the president of Nigeria.

“IPSC will engage in consultations across the six geo-political zones, visitation to Emirs, Obas, Eze, Obi and chiefs, to discuss and examine the characters and integrity of the eleven persons suggested,’’ he said.

Names suggested by the group include Dr Ogbonaya Onu, Peter Obi, Dr Chris Ngige, Rochas Okorocha, Dave Umahi, Orji Uzor Kalu, Ike Ekweremadu, Enyinnaya Abaribe, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Ifeanyi Uba, and Kingsley Moghalu.

“Since 1999, South-West, North-West and South-South have produced presidents, conventionally, power rotates for equity and justice as implied in the Principles of Federal Character.

“Therefore, in 2023, passionate consideration should be accorded the South-East as the only zone in the Southern region that has yet to produce a president,’’ Oshiariyo added

Sat, 29 Aug 2020 10:24:44 +0000
Yinka Ayefele expresses delight as he's gifted a standing wheelchair

Yinka Ayefele sustained a spinal cord injury after an accident and he has been using a wheelchair since then.

The talented gospel singer mostly performs while sitting on his wheelchair but this new highly-sophisticated machine means he will now be able to perform while standing.

Mr Ayefele shared a video of himself trying out the standing wheelchair. He was in a sitting position on the wheelchair, then he pressed a button on the machine and it helped him stand upright.

"So, I can stand up to sing anywhere," the delighted singer said.

He thanked Hon Oludare Akande, aka Obama lamerica, for the wheelchair. He also expressed hope that he will one day stand on his own.

He wrote:

I feel so relieved of my pain...
Hon Oludare Akande bought this for me.
You will never experience pains in your entire life. Thanks so much..Dare Akande tinje Obama lamerica...

You raise my hope of walking again.

I believe!!!.

And it shall be a breaking news]]>
Sat, 29 Aug 2020 10:20:07 +0000
Married man commits suicide in Rivers state

The Nation reports that Chidinma Ogwa, wife of the deceased, said her husband started behaving strangely on Monday, August 24. She said he left behind a suicide note where he appealed to her and their children to forgive him. She said her late husband blamed his action on frustration, lack of business success, as well as inability to recover his debts among others.

In her words

“It all started on the afternoon of Monday, August, 25, 2020, when he called me from where he was then to ask me what we are going to eat that night, I told him not to worry, that I had already prepared soup. After a while he came back and met me washing clothes outside, he stood beside me and began to laugh.

I was like why are you laughing, he was still laughing, then he said to me ‘you did not know what I tried to do today’? I asked what did you tried to do and he said to me he was going to take rat poison so he could die and I shouted ‘rat poison, for what’? Then he told me that he was frustrated, people are owing him here and there, his business was not making any headway for 15 years he has been in business, nothing to show for it, yet on top of that, people are laying false accusation against him that he did this and did that.

“He continued and said, ‘today I had bought the poison and holding it in my hand to take I remembered you and my children, what people will say to you, how they will laugh at you and I and concluding that they have succeeded then I dropped it and walked away and rather decided to hand over everything to God’.

And I agreed with him he took the best of decisions and told him not to mind people and their mouths. This life is a battle, everybody has problems, it is not just us, please do not try that again’ and he promised never to do it again. Then he began to admire me and our children, and I laughed and we continued.”

She said her husband decided to take his life when she and the kids went to church for service

“On Wednesday again, the man after dinner laid down on the bed and began to make some declaration that “I plead the blood of Jesus into my foundation, I plead the blood of Jesus into my foundation’ repeatedly.

I got afraid because of the intensity of the declaration. I asked him what the matter was, he asked me not to worry and that it was a prayer point they prayed in the church he went to.

I was not comfortable with that, I sat beside the bed and suggested to him the needs for him to go for deliverance. It was then he told me that he has already done that.

I then encouraged him to come to our own church for our normal end of the month programme (we attend Watchman Charismatic Church) and he agreed that he would be in church the next day, being Thursday when the programme would begin.

On that Thursday, while leaving the house, he asked me to leave the key for him that he would come back home before coming to church and I did. But he did not come to church. It was when we got home we discovered the door still locked but his phone touch was on. There was no power supply, we knocked and knocked to no avail.

I went to switch on the generator and asked my 12 -year -old daughter to turn round and go and turn off the refrigerator before turning the changeover switch on.

It was when she turned on the light that she saw her father laying cold on the floor of the house with whitish substance mixed in foam in his mouth, she shouted calling out to me as I rushed inside.'' she said

His body has since been deposited in the morgue.]]>
Sat, 29 Aug 2020 10:17:09 +0000
Innocent man is killed' by parents of two little girls who 'lied that he touched them'

Truck driver Dmitry Chikvarkin gave the girls aged 3 and 10 a lift to a carer at the request of their parents in Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Sverdlovsk, Russia.

However, when Valeria Dunaeva, 25, the mother of the 3-year-old, came to pick the girls, they allegedly told her Chikvarkin "had touched them below the waist".

Furious, Dunaeva told her partner Sergey Chabin, 33, dad of the 10-year-old, and the parents allegedly tried to take the law into their own hands.

Chikvarkin was attacked by three men, friends of the couple, and he later died from a head wound sustained during the attack, police in Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Sverdlovsk, Russia, have alleged.

A law enforcement source told Znak newspaper: "They found the man who previously gave a lift to the children.

"First, he was raped...

"Then they smashed his head with the same pipe, breaking his skull."

Police now claim the older girl, who said Chikvarkin, 48, had touched her and the other child was "lying" as a "joke".

A friend of Chikvarkin told Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper: "He just wanted to help by giving the kids a lift, but he was killed. He would never harm children."

Dunaeva and Chabin, and Mikhail Ivanov, 27, have now been arrested on murder charges.

Local media have reported the pair are charged with "murder with special cruelty by a group of persons by prior conspiracy".

Police are also searching for two others who are reportedly on the run.]]>
Sat, 29 Aug 2020 10:13:59 +0000
They waited for police report until he died"- Lady mourns pilot of ill-fated helicopter

There were three crew members in the helicopter belonging to Quorom aviation, that flew into Lagos from Rivers state. While two of the crew members died at the scene, one of them who happens to be the pilot, Chika Ernest, was found alive and was rushed to the hospital.

Taking to her page to mourn him, Gloria said the pilot died as the hospital waited for a police report. She also revealed that late Chika emptied his fuel tank before crashing into the wall so as to avoid an explosion.

''Captain Chika Ernest,pilot of the plane crash in opebi Lagos this afternoon. He emptied the fuel tank to avoid explosion on impact,he crashed on a fence avoiding the roofs and house. Always looking out for others. My brother and friend since primary school, said he was in pH just this week, and now he is gone. Taken to the hospital but after taking all the videos for social media, they waited for police report untill he died. I miss you is an understatement. John11:23-25 my only consolation.'' she wrote]]>
Sat, 29 Aug 2020 10:09:11 +0000
Man breaks down in tears and rolls in the mud after his girlfriend rejected his proposal

According to reports, the incident happened inside a market in Owerri, Imo state.

In the video, the lady could be seen shouting at the man after she refused his proposal. The heartbroken man prostrated on the floor as he pleaded with her to accept his proposal.

Sat, 29 Aug 2020 10:06:09 +0000
Man breaks down in tears and rolls in the mud after his girlfriend rejected his marriage proposal

According to reports, the incident happened inside a market in Owerri, Imo state.

In the video, the lady could be seen shouting at the man after she refused his proposal. The heartbroken man prostrated on the floor as he pleaded with her to accept his proposal.

Sat, 29 Aug 2020 10:05:29 +0000
Nigeria Records 160 More COVID-19 Cases As Total Infections Exceed 53,000
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on Friday night.

According to the latest report, the new cases were recorded in the Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory and 13 other states.

While Plateau topped the list with 44 cases, Lagos came second with 27 infections, followed by Katsina – 18, Edo – 15 and the FCT – 14.

Other states include Ondo – 10, Oyo – 9, Kwara – 6, Abia and Nasarawa – 4, Kano – 3, Ekiti and Kaduna – 2, Kebbi and Ogun – 1.

On a positive note, the country has successfully managed 41,017 cases who have recovered from the virus and have been discharged.

Unfortunately, the death toll stands at 1,011 since the initial outbreak of the disease in February.]]>
Sat, 29 Aug 2020 10:03:02 +0000
Lady arrested after allegedly stealing an iPhone and hiding it in her private part

The suspect who was spotted being taken away by the police, was accused of hiding the iPhone 7 in her private part.

Though there is no time stamp on the video, it is however speculated that it must have happened after businesses reopened amid the Coronavirus pandemic as some members of the public were spotted at the scene wearing face masks. ]]>
Fri, 28 Aug 2020 13:19:53 +0000
Two confirmed dead as helicopter crashes into building in Lagos

A statement released by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA says the helicopter which is a Bell Helicopter 206B3, belonged to Quorum Aviation Ltd.

''An adult male was rescued and taken to LASUTH for further treatment. While two adult male were confirmed dead.'' the statement read

See photos from the scene of the helicopter crash]]>
Fri, 28 Aug 2020 13:17:22 +0000
Disgraced singer, R. Kelly allegedly attacked by another inmate inside Chicago Prison

According to TMZ, the incident recently went down inside the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago, where he is being held after pleading not guilty to dozens of state and federal sex crime charges in Illinois, Minnesota, and New York.

The news site reports that the 53-year-old was sitting on his bed when another inmate walked in his cell and started punching him.

Federal law enforcement sources told TMZ that the inmate attacked R.Kelly because he was angry about the detention facility being placed on lockdown on different occasions due to the singer's protesters outside the jail.

After the alleged attack, R. Kelly was examined by a doctor, who determined the singer was okay as he didn't suffer any broken bones or serious injuries.]]>
Fri, 28 Aug 2020 08:40:12 +0000
heavy flood sweeps man away in Abuja before his dead body was found hours later

The moment the man drowned was caught on video. In the tragic video, the man is seen wading through the brownish flood water that extended above his waist. He appears to miss his step and then struggles to regain balance, but the current was too heavy and he was swept away in seconds while screaming for help.

The incident reportedly happened on Wednesday, August 26, in Trademore Estate, Lugbe Abuja.

The man's body was found this morning, August 27.

Eyewitnesses claim he had been warned not to go in the water but he didn't listen. He was also reportedly drunk at the time he ventured into the flooded street.

A voice in the video is heard saying, "That man done go. I dey warn am, I dey warn am."

Below is a video showing the moment the flood swept him away.]]>
Fri, 28 Aug 2020 08:38:21 +0000
Meet Brad Pitt's model girlfriend who is 30 years younger than him

The actor, 56, and the cover star, 27, stepped out of a private jet Wednesday, August 26, as they flew from LAX to Charles de Gaulle before travelling to the smaller airport to embark on the last leg of their trip.

Brad Pitt and Nicole are to spend time in the South of France.

According to OK! magazine, an eyewitness stated that before boarding their private jet, the pair were seen acting like "loved up teenagers".

"They were kissing and Brad was being super attentive to her," added the source. "He was in a semi public place but didn’t seem to mind people seeing him. She’s a real beauty and obviously a lot younger than him."

Brad Pitt shares 6 kids with his ex-wife Angelina Jolie and they are in the midst of a custody battle. Nicole Poturalski has a young son named Emil.

Nicole has graced the cover of ELLE and is currently signed to Next Management in Los Angeles and A Management in Germany]]>
Fri, 28 Aug 2020 08:35:26 +0000
Girl found floating in the middle of the sea on inflatable unicorn is rescued

The child, who was around four years old, was propelled out into the ocean by strong currents in the Gulf of Corinth off the coast of Antirrio in western Greece, reports local media.

When her parents realised she’d drifted out of sight, they contacted port officials, who in turn radioed the captain of a local ferry on the Rio-Antirrio route.

Video taken by one of the ship’s passengers shows the moment the girl was spotted floating on the unicorn.

I was approaching the port of Antirio and I was notified by the Port Authority that a child, who I did not expect to be so small, had been swept away by the currents on a nearby beach, which is near the port pier," Captain Grigoris Karnesis told the Greek City Times.

"She was frozen from fear, because the current was very strong. I put the ship in such a position so as not to affect the small inflatable.

"I placed it in such a way that the ship was not affected by ripples, because if the inflatable sank we would have serious problems.

"We approached slowly and were able to rescue the child]]>
Fri, 28 Aug 2020 08:29:15 +0000
Wedding invitation of President Buhari’s daughter, Hanan, 22, to Turad Sha’aban

The marriage is billed to take place on Friday, September 4, 2020. The venue for the wedding is the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock.

This is the first-ever wedding to take place in the Aso Rock Villa.

The groom is the son of a former lawmaker, Alhaji Mahmud Sani Sha'aban, who represented Zaria in the House of Representatives from May 2003 to May 2007.

Sha'aban is also a former governorship candidate in Kaduna State under the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria.]]>
Fri, 28 Aug 2020 08:26:37 +0000
FAAN increases passenger service charge by 100%

The agency's Managing Director, Cap. Rabiu Yadudu who made the announcement on Thursday August 27, said the decision was influenced by the loss recorded in the aviation sector due to the Coornavirus pandemic.

Following the review of the PSC, domestic passengers who used to pay N1000 will now pay N2000, while international passengers within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region will now pay $80 while others will pay $100.

Yadudu said;

“Airport management is capital intensive. FAAN has not increased PSC since 2011, despite all the huge capital investments at our airports. The current PSC charge of N1,000 is no longer realistic as it does not correlate with realities of cost-related inflation rate which the CBN has put at 12.82per cent.

“Besides, FAAN, until late 2019 was collecting the naira equivalent of PSC at an official rate of N305.50 – N344.38 to a dollar when airlines were collecting at subsisting market rate of about N362 to a dollar.

“It has, therefore, become imperative to review the PSC, from N1000 to N2,000 per passenger. This review which takes effect from September 1, 2020 has already been communicated to the airlines.

“The passenger service charge for domestic flight was N1000 but it will now be N2000. For an international flight, it was $50 for all but now, passengers within the ECOWAS region will be made to pay $80 while intercontinental passengers will be paying $100. So the increment is by $50.

“This increase is just a matter of necessity. If it is not necessary for us to increase, you will never see this increase. Secondly, our revenue is down by over 95perc ent. FAAN is a service delivery agency and if you are delivering service and your revenue is down by 95per cent, what do you do? You will do whatever you can legitimately to continue to deliver the service with the same level of quality.

“The increase of PSC does not even assure or guarantee us that we will be back to normal but it is just the beginning. This is just one aspect of the necessity because we need to survive and keep delivering and that is why we are increasing it.”

“You have to understand that almost every aspect of our operation is business and in this modern-day, it is relative.

“If you look at it from the aspect of the passengers and airlines, it is clearly not the most appropriate time but if you look at it from the point of view of the service providers that is about to be consumed by the pandemic and the economic situation, then there is no better time for FAAN than this time because it would have been worse if we just sit down and fold our arms.

“It is worthy of note that the Federal Government is increasing its direct deduction from FAAN to 40 per cent from 2021.

“With such deduction, the Authority will have a shortfall of over N16billion on overhead cost. The Authority is however engaging the federal government to exempt her from this deduction.”

On what the charges would be used for, Yadudu added;

“It should be noted that ICAO’s recommendation in Doc. 9562 stipulates that revenue generated by airports be transparently re-invested wholly in operating and developing airport facilities.

“Even before the increase, the PSC we receive is what we use to pay our salaries, our overheads and almost all our costs. Now that we are short in revenue, of course, the increment will be used to further improve our facilities.

“Most of our airports have dilapidated structures and airports are over 30 years old. We have a lot of work to do, improve the airfield infrastructure, the runway, the taxiway, the pavement and infrastructure facilities within the terminal like the equipment for baggage handling, air conditioning, almost everything within the airport needs refurbishment and with this, we hope to achieve more improvement.”]]>
Fri, 28 Aug 2020 08:22:54 +0000
Police bust syndicate using SIM card to steal from banks

The gang members reportedly use their victims' SIM card to decode their Bank Verification Number (BVN) for easy access into their bank account.

Spokesperson of the Zonal Police Command, DSP Hauwa Idris Adamu said the suspects comprised a female and four male. She gave their names as: Daniel Asigbe, Ikechukwu AIgbe, Frank Opara, Seun Dairo and the female among them, Goodness Ndukwe.

He said;

“Operatives of Zonal Monitoring Unit have arrested a syndicate of five persons comprising four males and one female who specialised in stealing and transferring funds from people’s accounts through their SIM Cards.

“It all started on June 20, when Daniel Asigbe, 25, stole a Samsung X9 from a barber’s shop at the Lekki area of the state. The said Asigbe, removed the SIM card and gave it to Ikechukwu who fraudulently got the owner’s BVN and sent the same to one Yele (currently at large). Yele later generated and gave Ikechukwu the account owner’s transfer pin.

“Ikechukwu, then, transferred N2,300,000 from the account to the third accomplice ,Seun Dairo, 19, account. He also purchased N20,000 worth of airtime from the account. Meanwhile, Seun had given his ATM card to Frank Opara , 21, apparently for another deal."]]>
Fri, 28 Aug 2020 08:21:01 +0000
Nigeria Reports 296 New COVID-19 Cases, One More Death
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this in a late-night tweet on Thursday, while giving an update on the pandemic.

It noted that the cases were reported from 16 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Plateau State topped the list of states with new cases, reporting 85 more infections having been considered the new epicentre of the disease in the country.

Others are Enugu – 46, Oyo – 31, Lagos – 21, Rivers – 20, FCT – 15, Kaduna – 13, Bauchi – 12, Delta – 11, Ekiti – 11, Akwa Ibom – seven, Ebonyi – six, Kwara – five, Ogun – four, Osun – four, Gombe – three, and Niger – two.]]>
Fri, 28 Aug 2020 08:18:18 +0000
Singer, Simi gushes over her daughter Adejare in new adorable photos

In one of the photos, the proud mother was pictured cradling her daughter during a recent outing.

She wrote in her caption: 'My God knows I needed you
This love is undefeated too
Stand in my uninhibited shoes
You'll see God knows I needed you]]>
Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:51:38 +0000
Nigerian nurse escapes from Boko Haram captivity during military raid

The male nurse who has been in captivity since the start of 2020, ran for his dear life and escaped to Niger Republic during an air-bomb raid of an ISWAP stronghold in Lake Chad.

Spokesperson of the military personnel from Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria, Colonel Muhammad Dole said the nurse was medically examined before he was finally handed over to Nigerian authorities.

The statement reads in full;


In consonance with the mandate of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) which includes to “Facilitate within the limits of it’s capabilities, humanitarian operations and the delivery of assistance to the affected populations”, the Task Force has facilitated the return of a Nigerian Nurse (name and organization withheld) who was abducted by ISWAP and held in captivity since the beginning of 2020.

2. The nurse who was incarcerated in one of ISWAP’s strong holds in the Lake Chad bolted to safety and freedom, in the aftermath of a joint air interdiction conducted by the MNJTF and national partners. According to him, “after bombs and rockets from the aircrafts landed and everywhere exploded in flames, both terrorists and hostages ran for dear life. I had to take my chance. I am grateful to God that I was able to escape”. The nurse then made his way to a village in Niger Republic and was promptly handed over to security agents in Sector 4 of the MNJTF.

3. The airlift and hand- over of the nurse to Nigerian authorities was preceded by medical examination conducted to determine the state of health of the victim after spending 8 months in the horrific and squalid conditions which he had to endure during the period of his captivity in ISWAP enclave.

4. The MNJTF wishes to reassure populations in the Lake Chad Basin of it’s determination to provide security and facilitate development efforts being spearheaded by the respective national governments and international development partners.

5. Please, disseminate this information to the general public.]]>
Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:40:18 +0000
Government official caught performing sexual acts with his secretary (photo)

According to reports, staff from the Fatima Dos Village Council in Cavite were hosting their regular conference meeting via Zoom call on Wednesday before their boss, Jesus Estil, joined the meeting.

The reports said Estil who is not so tech-savvy mistakenly pushed the wrong button and left his camera on.

As the meeting began, the boss stood up and then walked towards a woman seated on the sofa not far from the computer. Few seconds later, the pair began performing sexual acts while their stunned colleagues watched on.

The captain and the woman were later seen joining their colleagues for the meeting and not knowing they had exposed themselves. ]]>
Thu, 27 Aug 2020 12:27:22 +0000
Akinwunmi Adesina re-elected as AFDB president

The election took place electronically at the virtual annual general meeting of the bank on Thursday August 27.

In 2015, Adesina, the son of a farming family, became the first Nigerian to head the bank, one of the world’s five biggest multilateral lenders and an important but often unseen player in economic development.

He gained international recognition last October when the AfDB under his leadership, secured $115 billion (105 billion euros) in funding pledges, a move that doubled its capital and cemented its triple-A credit rating.

His re-election almost suffered a setback after some staff of the bank accused him of breaching 20 of the bank’s code of conduct, including “unethical conduct, private gain, an impediment to efficiency, preferential treatment, and involvement in political activities”.

He denied the allegations and an investigation panel cleared him of all the allegations.]]>
Thu, 27 Aug 2020 11:35:17 +0000
Like Jesus Christ, I’m tempted to back out of Biafra struggle- IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu

Kanu shared his thoughts while reacting to the recent clash between some members of the secessionist group and security agents in Enugu state on Sunday, August 23.

In a letter to members of the secessionist group, Kanu compared himself to Jesus Christ who said to God at the Garden of Gethsemane “if it be possible, let this cup pass from me” when faced with temptations.

The letter in part reads

“In my most private moments, when I reflect on this struggle and its fallouts, I have often been tempted, like Christ, to ask that this cup be passed from me. I am sure you all feel the same in many fleeting moments of despair that is common with the fragile human spirit.

So, as we mourn this latest mass murder of our people, let us all take some comfort that they didn’t die in vain, they died in honour, they fell in defence of freedom and their precious blood will be best requited by our collective and abiding resolve to never back down until Biafra is restored.”

He, however, vowed to continue in the fight for the emancipation of his people]]>
Thu, 27 Aug 2020 11:32:54 +0000
Rebel Wilson shows off her slimmed down figure after losing 18kg

The actress stunned followers when she shared a photo of her slimmed-down physique in a tight blue wrap dress on Instagram.

The 40-year-old was dressed up for a charity event to raise money for The School of St Jude, which offers free education to children in Arusha, Tanzania.

The star's weight loss was noticed by her fans and celebrity followers and they gushed in their comments on the post.]]>
Thu, 27 Aug 2020 11:31:04 +0000
410 terrorists surrender in Nasarawa, bomb factory destroyed – Military

According to the Coordinator of Defence Media Operations John Enenche, the surrender followed “aggressive intensive kinetic operations at identified bandits’ enclaves” by a military unit, Operation Whirl Stroke, and other security agencies deployed at Uttu in Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
Eneche who disclosed that the terrorists' bomb-making factory was also destroyed, added that among the surrendered terrorists were women and children.

The statement read;


1. In continuation of aggressive clearance operations aimed at decisively riding the North-Central zone of armed banditry and other forms of criminality, troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE have recorded a major success against the criminal elements.

2. Following aggressive intensive kinetic operations at identified bandits’ enclaves, not less than 410 members of the Darul Salam Terrorists group, including women and children, surendered to the troops of operation WHIRL STROKE and other security agencies deployed at Uttu in Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. This development took place on 25 August 2020.

3. Relatedly, troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE while on a robust clearance patrol around Uttu, on 26 August 2020 stormed a Darul Salam terrorists bomb-making factory following actionable technical and human intelligence on the activities of the terrorists in the general area. In the course of the operation, troops recovered several Improvised Explosive Device making materials at the location including 2 scales, 6 rocket launcher bombs, one bag of fertilizer, half a bag of gun powder, 10 locally made hand grenades, one Rocket Propelled Grenade bomb fuse, one locally made Rocket Launcher, 2 Improvised Explosive Devices,13 Improvised rocket bombs, amongst others. The camp was subsequently destroyed while troops are equally combing the surrounding forests for fleeing members of the sect.

4. The Military High Command commends the gallant troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE for their professionalism and dexterity in achieving this notable feat and also urges them to sustain the tempo in the push to decisively curtail the activities of armed bandits and other criminals operating in the North-Central zone.

5. You are please requested to disseminate this information through your medium with the photos attached for the awareness of the general public. Thank you for your usual support and cooperation.

Thu, 27 Aug 2020 11:27:24 +0000
Ibadan serial killer reveals he killed another woman after he escaped from police station

Speaking on Wednesday August 26, while being paraded by Oyo state commissioner of police Nwachukwu Enwonwu, Shodipe revealed that he fled the police station to carry out rituals in the interest of one Idris Ajani, a 50-year-old herbalist he was arrested with.

The suspect said the herbalist told him there would have been dire consequences if he did not escape to continue the killings.

Shodipe said;

“Baba( herbalist) had been telling Officer Funsho to open the gate to allow us to take our bath but the officer did not answer him.

“Baba later told the officer that he needed to drink gin as an herbalist to prevent spirits from draining his blood but the officer still did not answer him.

“Baba had been blaming me for telling the police and the public that he was the one that sent me to kill and that I would have been released from the custody if I had been untruthful.

“Baba also told me that something terrible might happen to him if he stayed too long in police custody because of the sacrifices he had not been performing since his arrest.

“So, when the police later allowed me to go and bath in the evening at about, I used the opportunity to escape and went to Akinyele to kill another woman.

“Baba sends me out and tells me to kill by reciting his name, Idris Adedokun Yunusa Ajani, in incantations. So, I killed the women to ensure Baba’s safety.”

The suspect who was formerly held in police custody due to the congestion at the Nigeria Correctional Service facility in the state, will now be transferred to the facility as confirmed by the state commissioner of police.

Thu, 27 Aug 2020 08:11:06 +0000
Man falls asleep near bridge in Lagos

The incident occurred at about 10.30 am.

According to Vanguard, eyewitnesses claim the man, clad in shirt and a pair of trousers with a bag hung around his neck, was seated and dozing off, thereby blocking some traders from displaying their wares.

At first, they assumed he was ill and tried to help him only to discover he was drunk.

Seeing that he wasn't ill, one of the traders angrily attempted to pull him out of the space where they were meant to display their goods but the man, who was still deeply asleep, lay gently on the floor and continued dozing.]]>
Thu, 27 Aug 2020 08:08:46 +0000
Mom killed, her baby injured as police chase suspected 'Yahoo boy' in Benin

Mrs Grace Obajay, 29, was in an Uber with her one-year five months old baby, when a car rammed into them, flinging the baby out of the car, knocking the mother out, and also causing injuries to the Uber driver.

According to Vanguard, the car that rammed into them was driven by a suspected Yahoo boy being chased by police.

The auto crash occurred along Airport Road, Benin City, Edo State, last Friday, August 21.

The mum, who worked as a Secretary with Floret Systems and was only two months from celebrating her second year wedding anniversary, had ordered the Uber after she closed work for the day when the accident occured.

She was left bleeding from the mouth and nose and was unconscious following the accident. Her son, who had been flung out of the window due to the impact of the crash, was badly injured and cried out. The Uber driver, named Precious John, was also badly injured and immediately called his elder brother for help.

Speaking with Vanguard , elder brother of the Uber driver, Dickson John said, “I got a call from my brother at about 11 am. All he could mutter was ‘ come quickly, I’m dying, I can’t breathe, my chest, accident, airport road…, and the call ended. I tried reaching back to him but could not get him.

“I was accompanied to the scene by one of my comrades, Godwin Esosa, where I saw my brother’s car stained with blood and fuel was dripping from its engine but there was no sight of him.

“We gathered from eyewitnesses that a team of policemen in a carton colour Audi car was chasing a suspected yahoo boy in a Toyota Camry 2012 model. In his bid to escape from the police, he ran into my brother’s car which was just entering airport road from Saint Paul. The policemen never made an attempt to save them. Rather, they abandoned them to fate.

“A Reverend father rushed the baby to Saint Philomena hospital for immediate attention, while my brother and mother of the baby were rushed to Faith Mediplex hospital for immediate medical attention. The yahoo suspect was rushed to the police clinic for treatment.

"At Faith Mediplex, the female passenger later identified as Mrs Grace Frank Obajay was referred to UBTH on oxygen. She was there until yesterday (Tuesday, August 25) when she died.

Also contacted, the widower, Frank Obajay, lamented that the incident had shattered him beyond expression. He disclosed that their baby had a fracture on his left leg, adding that surgery had been done on the leg.

He said that the Police were aware of the incident right from the first day, adding that some policemen from Federal Operation had paid him a condolence visit.

The identities of the policemen who were chasing the yahoo suspect were yet to be disclosed by the Edo State Police Command.]]>
Thu, 27 Aug 2020 08:03:39 +0000
Cut off pen*s of rapists - Halima Abubakar suggests

The mom-of-one said rape is on the rise despite fights to curb it. She added that it is up to us to protect our society by looking out for other people's kids and not turning a blind eye when it's someone else involved.

She added that "rapists are menace" and suggested that their male members be chopped off.

Thu, 27 Aug 2020 07:59:53 +0000
We were offered N1m- Suspects involved in the rape and murder of Vera Uwaila

22-year-old Vera who goes to read every day at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Edo Province 10, Ikpoba Hill, Benin, was attacked with a fire extinguisher, raped and then killed on Wednesday, May 27

After months of investigation, the state police command has arrested and paraded the suspects identified as Nelson Ogbebor, Akato Valentine, Mrs Tina Samuel, Mrs Mary Ade, Nosa Osabohien and Collins Ulegbe.

A breakthrough in the investigation came after the police traced the phone of the deceased to one of the suspects, Nosa Osabohien.

Nosa who claims to be a phone repairer said he bought late Vera's phone from the prime suspect, Collins Uyegbulen. He led the police to arrest Collins who confessed to have directly participated in the murder.

Collins told the police that he used the fire extinguisher in the church to hit late Vera after the other suspects took turns to rape her. He gave the names of other members of his gang as Akato Valentine and Collins Ogbebor.

He told the police that one Mary Ade gave them N1m to kill the suspect and then use a handkerchief she gave them to clean the blood from the private part of the deceased.

Mary Ade, the lady who allegedly gave the suspects N1 million to kill Uwa

Another suspect, Tina Samuel, was arrested for allegedly obstructing the police from arresting her son, Lucky, who is one of the suspects.

The state Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo, who paraded the suspects, said a post-mortem conducted on late Uwaila, confirmed she was raped.

“The matter was a great concern to the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Muhammed Adamu who sent to us here in Benin, Homicide experts to work with our policemen at the state criminal investigation department.

What we are seeing today, is a result of the uniting efforts of the police to get at the root of the crime and today, I announce to you and making public through this medium that the perpetrators have been arrested.

The postmortem results had actually confirmed that she was raped”, he said.]]>
Thu, 27 Aug 2020 07:52:59 +0000
Boko Haram killed 75 Borno elders in one night - Senator Ali Ndume

Speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting organised by Senate Committee on Special Duties and the North East Development Commission (NEDC) in Maiduguri on Wednesday August 26, the Senator representing Borno South said the challenges faced by the people of Borno State is being underreported.

Senator Ndume averred that he can't go back to his hometown in Gwoza even as a Senator because it is not safe. He also recalled how Boko Haram members had in a single day lined up young men in same Gwoza, and summarily shot them dead.

He said;

“If the Senate Committee would take time during their stay to go round some of the camps and even the nearby Konduga local government, we would all better appreciate what the people are facing.

“Even as a serving senator, I still cannot go to Gwoza my home town because it is not safe.

“Our security operatives are trying their bests, and we have to give it to them. But the situation is overwhelming. People are dying every day, either from attacks or by hunger. We have lost many lives here.

“There was a time in my home town Gwoza, that about 75 elders most of whom I know personally were dragged by Boko Haram to the town’s abattoir and slaughtered like animals. Only two persons survived because their bodies were covered with other people’s’ blood and the assailants thought they were dead.

“In the same Gwoza, Boko Haram had in a single day lined up young men and summarily shot them dead. These were just some stand out cases.”

Ndume also noted that the issue of hunger in Borno state would have been worse if there were no non-governmental organisations. He added that many other cases of insecurity pushed him to realise the need for the Northeast region to have a Development Commission.

He said;

“We don’t know where we would have been or what would have happened to us in Borno State, had there not been the NGOs.

“People die every day here, and I can assure you that even today or this evening, someone may have died of hunger. I am not talking about children – I mean adults.

“NEDC was my idea, and I pushed for its formation, not for anything else but to see how our people could be helped out of this ugly situation. And so far, we are impressed with the kind of work they are dong.

“But sadly, the amount of money at the disposal of the commission is not adequate to solve the humanitarian challenges facing Borno state alone."

Thu, 27 Aug 2020 07:47:27 +0000
I will be dead without her" Tee Billz says as he shares loved-up photos with his woman

The artiste manager is seen cuddling and kissing the woman in a Jacuzzi in new photos.

"If grace is an ocean... then it's you," Tee Billz captioned the photos alongside love emojis.

"I will be dead without her," he added as a comment]]>
Thu, 27 Aug 2020 07:42:32 +0000
Nigeria’s COVID-19 Recoveries Cross 40,000, 221 More Cases Reported
As of 11:26pm on Wednesday, the number crossed the 40,000 mark after 317 more people were successfully treated and discharged from various isolation centres in the country.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced the figure in a late-night tweet on Wednesday while giving an update on the pandemic.

This brings the total number of recovered cases in Nigeria to 40,281, representing almost 76 per cent of the total number of confirmed infections put at 53,021.

The figure of confirmed cases rose on Wednesday after authorities in various states reported 221 fresh infections in the last 24 hours.]]>
Thu, 27 Aug 2020 07:38:29 +0000
We are ready to resume' - University lecturers tell FG

The lecturers under the aegis of Congress of University Academics (CONUA), a breakaway faction of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), released a press statement on Wednesday August 26, after it held a National Executive Council meeting in Abuja.

The statement signed by CONUA’s National Coordinator, Niyi Sunmonu (pictured), and titled ‘Stop intimidation of CONUA members’ reads;

“The meeting called on the government to reopen universities as soon as possible as CONUA members are ready to resume work.

“Everything necessary in terms of COVID-19 protocols must be put in place before reopening the universities in order to prevent students and staff from contracting the disease.

“CONUA further stated that the education sector cannot continue to stagnate, as it appears that COVID-19 would continue to be a threat and we must, in the circumstance, learn to strive to lead our normal life.

“Union thus urged the government to make available everything that can help our universities to resume work as is being done elsewhere in the world.”

CONUA also revealed that some of its members were allegededly intimidated and harassed by “some university administrations and some other unions within the University”, condemning the action entirely.

“While saluting those university administrations which held meetings to promote academic staff members during the COVID-19 lockdown, the Union condemned in strong terms those administrations who failed to organise such exercises, despite that several academic staff have been waiting for their promotions for a long time, with some spanning five to ten years.

“The Union received information to the effect that some universities held Senate meetings and Congregation elections but refused to convene any meeting to carry out the promotion of its members, simply because some people threatened that such promotions, if ever announced, will be reversed.

“CONUA leadership felt outraged by such pronouncements and expressed its resolve to support any efforts by university administrations to facilitate the due promotion of academic staff members.”]]>
Wed, 26 Aug 2020 14:41:50 +0000
Robber arrested after trying to rape a widow in front of her kids

Police spokesperson for Zone 2 Command, Onikan, DSP Hauwa Idris Adamu said the suspect attempted to rape a lady in front of her kids after preparing a meal in her kitchen.

Oladiran who escaped after the lady raised an alarm, was arrested through native intelligence in Akute axis of Lagos where he was relaxing in a hotel.

The statement read;

The last operation Tope went for which led to his arrest was when he preyed on a woman at Ori-Okuta, Agric area of Ikorodu about 2300hrs on 29th March, 2020: Tope was unable to rob the woman of her mobile phone before she went into her compound but he somehow got to know that the woman lives alone with her two (2) children in the compound.

The suspect Tope Oladiran ‘m’ did hang around until later that night when he scaled the fence to gain entrance into the compound and was able to enter the building through the kitchen, went upstairs and hit the woman as the frightened woman pleaded for her life and that of her children while she offered him her phone and laptop computer.

The suspect ransacked the whole building and found some frozen food stocked in the freezer and boiled some for himself, went to the victim and told her all he was doing in the kitchen while he threatened to have unlawful canal knowledge of the woman when he is done eating what he was preparing in the kitchen.

While he returned to the kitchen to dish what he had cooked, the helpless woman jumped from upstairs, raised an alarm and called out for help. The suspect then escaped with the woman’s phone.

The case was then reported to Operatives of the Zonal Monitoring Unit who after several attempts to get him escaped through the ceiling were finally able to arrest the suspect through native intelligence in Akute axis of Lagos where he was relaxing in a hotel.

Investigation is ongoing and suspect will be accordingly charged to court for prosecution upon completion of same for possible conviction.]]>
Wed, 26 Aug 2020 14:24:47 +0000
Bella Thorne breaks OnlyFans record by earning $1 million in 24 hours

OnlyFans is known for its X-rated content posted by mostly adult performers and influencers, and Bella charged users $20 a month for access to her feed. Thorne has been quite active on her profile, responding to every DM and “getting to know her fans better and on a personal level."

The actress who is using the platform to share personal content and never-before-seen photos and videos, noted that she’s using OnlyFans for a combination of reasons, including to conduct research for an upcoming film she’s working on with Sean Baker, the director behind critically acclaimed indie films like The Florida Project and Tangerine.

She said;

“It’s a feature we are researching as I’m living it currently. What are the ins and outs? What does a platform like this do to its users? What’s the connective material between your life and your life inside the world of OnlyFans? ... How can it change your life for the worse and the better? How far are you willing to go, and how far do you WANT to go? You can be me, or this talented girl from Montana, and OnlyFans could change your life — if you want it to, of course.”

The actress is still figuring out what she wants to share with OnlyFans users. So far, her page does feature some suggestive imagery which includes numerous bikini photos, her eating a hot dog and nothing explicitly graphic. In a poll however, she did ask her fans what type of content they’d like from her; tongue teasing, lingerie, booty, showering and twerking were among the answers.

Asides making $1 million in the first 24 hours of creating her account, Bella Thorne told LA Times that she has already made $2 million in less than a week from her account. Creators on OnlyFans receive 80 percent of their subscription revenue and tips from fans.

Wed, 26 Aug 2020 10:44:05 +0000
Actress Pat Ugwu strips to her underwear as she twerks for her followers

This isn't her first time of doing such. Last year, she shared a video of herself dancing naked and the video landed on a porn site.

This time around, she kept her bra and panties on but they were quite skimpy and left little to the imagination]]>
Wed, 26 Aug 2020 10:41:52 +0000
Beyonce, Jay-Z and their kids hang out with Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey on a yacht

Bey, 38, and Jay, 50, sipped rosé and hung out with their children alongside Dorsey, on August 24.

Jack's "quarantine beard" caught attention due to the length and Twitter users have been commenting on it.

Wed, 26 Aug 2020 10:31:54 +0000
England-born Nigerian midfielder, Eberechi Eze set to join Crystal Palace

The 22-year-old has been targeted by several clubs including Aston Villa, Fulham, Leeds, West Ham, and West Bromwich Albion this summer but Palace have agreed on a deal with QPR to sign Eberechi for £19.5m.

Eze, who scored 14 goals in 46 appearances in the Sky Bet Championship for QPR last season is expected to have a medical in the coming days and finalise personal terms.

The talented footballer was born in Greenwich, England to Nigerian parents. He is eligible to play for both Nigeria and England.

Wed, 26 Aug 2020 10:25:38 +0000
19-year-old boy allegedly shot by policeman for impregnating a 17-year-old girl

Facebook user Tuka Loanyie said the incident occurred on Friday August 21, and further revealed that the "trigger-happy" policeman is attached to Kpor police division.

It was also learnt that the policemen who allegedly shot the boy in the leg is yet to take full responsibility. Loanyie disclosed that the boy will have to undergo three different surgeries or risk going through an amputation.

He wrote;

his 19years old boy by name Ledisi Kote was shot by a trigger happy police man from Kpor Division in Gokana LGA of Rivers state, simply because he impregnated a girl.

According to the sick father, he was in his compound in K. Dere community in Gokana local government area of Rivers state on Friday morning around 7AM, when a Sienna drove into his compound with about four armed police men. They went straight to his son's room door and was banging and cocking guns. He approached them to inquire from them what his son did wrong that they were looking for him, but non of them answered him. It was one of them who angrily told him that his son impregnated a girl. I mean, that's the only crime!!

The next thing he heard from the backyard of his house is a gunshot. One of the officers shot his son on the leg simply because he impregnated a girl. They went away with him while he was bleeding profusely and hid him in a private hospital.

I and Enefaa Georgewill took the father to the Police headquarters on Moscow road in Port Harcourt and officially laid down a complaints about what their officers did to an innocent boy. His only offense was because he impregnated a girl. We made arrangements and transferred him from the village to a better government owned hospital in Port Harcourt.

There are good police officers but the bad eggs amongst them are the ones giving the force a bad image.

I am making this post because up til now, the officer that did this is yet to take full responsibility of the medications. The doctor said he will have to undergo three different surgeries or else his leg might be amputated. We want justice for this boy. It could be me or you tomorrow.]]>
Wed, 26 Aug 2020 08:02:34 +0000
Cardi B shares naked photo of US First Lady (photo)

It began with political correspondent DeAnna Lorraine saying: "America needs more women like Melania Trump and less like Cardi B."

Cardi B quote-tweeted Lorraine's tweet and wrote: "Didn’t she used to sell that Wap?"

WAP stands for "Wet A** P****"

Cardi then quote-tweeted Lorraine's tweet again and this time, she accompanied it with a naked photo of Melania Trump and the words, "This pic giving me “ yea you fuckin wit some wet as* pu**y “ vibes ...just sayin"]]>
Wed, 26 Aug 2020 07:28:10 +0000
Cardi B flaunts new 'love' hairstyle

The rapper took to Instagram to get her followers' opinion on her new hairstyle.

She shared a video showing her rocking a unique love hairstyle with her hair parked up into two and twisted in the shape of love.]]>
Wed, 26 Aug 2020 07:22:57 +0000
Four members of a family killed in Kerosene explosion in Cross River

According to reports, the kerosene which is suspected to have been adulterated, was being poured into a lantern when the explosion occurred. The explosion resulted in a fire outbreak that razed their apartment. The neighbors say one of the daughters was pouring the kerosene into the lantern which was already lit when the explosion occurred.

Three people died in the inferno while the fourth person died while being rushed to the hospital.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Irene Ugbo, said the police have commenced an investigation into the said incident.

Wed, 26 Aug 2020 07:21:12 +0000
Nigeria Records 252 New COVID-19 Cases
The health agency, in a late-night tweet, put the total number of cases in the country at 52,800, with 1,007 dead and more than 39,000 persons discharged.

Plateau topped the list of states with new cases with 50, while Enugu ranked second with 35.

Other states with new cases include Rivers-27, Lagos-26, FCT-18, Kaduna-18, Ekiti-10, Kano-10, Taraba-9, Anambra-8, Edo-8, Oyo-8, Delta-7, Ogun-6, Abia-5, Bayelsa-5, Ebonyi-1, and Osun-1.

According to data from the NCDC, the country has tested 383,130 samples.]]>
Wed, 26 Aug 2020 07:14:23 +0000
Venita Akpofure and Jackye Madu flaunt their bikini bodies in new sexy photos Tue, 25 Aug 2020 15:19:25 +0000 Zimbabwe’s most wanted armed robber arrested after 20 years of terror

The suspect has been on the run for over two decades and was arrested while in the company of six other accomplices in the border town of Beitbridge on Monday night.

Abdul who has been on the police wanted list since 1999, was linked to the robbery attack on December 2019 at Wessel Shop in Msasa, Harare, It was alleged that his gang disarmed a security guard and stole a special Amadeo Rossi revolver, $160 000 and an Isuzu KB240 single cab vehicle.

On February 5 this year, the gang went to Makoni Shopping Centre, Chitungwiza, armed with pistols, an AK47 rifle and robbed unsuspecting complainants of US$19 000, $30 000, cellphones and a Toyota Allion vehicle, which was later found abandoned in Glen View.

On February 26, the gang robbed another person in Harare of US$40 000, jewelry, several pairs of shoes, a laptop, cellphones, a star pistol, and a Hyundai vehicle. The gang proceeded to the victim’s workplace and robbed him of US$227 250 and R28 000 with only US$10 000 being recovered by the police.

Abdul is also known for evading police arrests and escaping shootouts which has led to the death of some of his gang members. ]]>
Tue, 25 Aug 2020 15:16:35 +0000
2Face shows off his massive farm land in Benue

Sharing a video of the farm land, the singer described it as the beginning of another chapter and also revealed that his crops are growing nicely.

2Face wrote;

It's official!!! INNOBIA FARMS.
Crops growing healthy nicely. This is the beginning of another chapter .
BENUE 2 the world
IDOMA land]]>
Tue, 25 Aug 2020 15:12:48 +0000
#BBNaija: Ka3na and I only kissed aggressively under the sheets - Praise says

Few weeks into the reality TV show, social media was agog after videos of the pair moving their bodies in ecstasy under the sheets, surfaced online.

After leaving the house, Ka3na in an interview, denied reports that they had sex and stated that they only "cuddled aggressively" Read here.

Well, Praise is also stating that what happened under the sheets between them was aggressive kissing. In an interview with Ebube, he said

''Nothing happened for sure. We cuddled and we kissed and it was very aggressive. It was looking like we were eating into each other but that was it. It was aggressive'' he said]]>
Tue, 25 Aug 2020 11:55:39 +0000
Man dies after his lover pulled his private part

The man's lover has been identified as Mbuya Ropafadzo and it was gathered the incident occurred last week.

Muchenga died after his private part was pulled while being pinned on the ground by Ropafadzo's other lover. His family's spokesperson, Margaret Kamwaza said he decided to have a quality time with Mbuya Ropafadzo after receiving his salary payment before the sad incident occurred.

She said;

“We have lost a loving brother and circumstances to his death is painful considering that he was merry making with his lover after receiving money meant to support the family.

“He was reported to have received money from a piece job and went to a shebeen where he hooked up with his lover.

“They spent the whole night and upon arriving at the lover’s house they were reported to have made noise that awakened neighbours and the lover pulled him his private parts and breathed his last."

It was also alleged that after Muchenga died, Ropafadzo dragged his body to the door entrance and called the police thereafter, claiming that an unknown man was found dead on her doorstep. The deceased is survived by four children.]]>
Tue, 25 Aug 2020 11:52:18 +0000
Chelsea agree £50m deal for Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell

According to the Telegraph, Chelsea are expected to complete the signing of England international within the next three days after agreeing a £50m fee with Leicester.

The publication said the 23-year-old will sign a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge.

This comes a day after Chelsea agreed in on £90m deal for Kai Havertz with German set to sign five-year £130,000-a-week contract from Bayer Leverkusen

The Blues have already made a statement after signing Timo Werner for £53m and Hakim Ziyech for £38m, while they are also close to agreeing one year and four-year deals for Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr respectively. ]]>
Tue, 25 Aug 2020 11:50:31 +0000
Regina Daniels shares adorable photo of her son, Munir

The actress and her husband, Ned Nwoko, welcomed their son on June 29, 2020.]]>
Tue, 25 Aug 2020 08:48:54 +0000
Security man caught pants down defiling girl, 8, (photos)

The man was reportedly caught in the act on Saturday, August 22nd,2020, in a building under construction.

The suspect was stripped, tied up and handed over to the police for further investigation.

According to reports, the victim’s parents, who are pastors, have decided not to press charges due to stigmatization.]]>
Tue, 25 Aug 2020 08:45:47 +0000
Detroit woman initially pronounced dead is found alive at a funeral home

Local media said the woman was found unresponsive inside her home in Southfield on Sunday morning, August 23. The family then called 911 and Southfield Fire.

When paramedics arrived at the scene, they confirmed the 20-year-old woman wasn't breathing and performed CPR and other life-reviving methods for 30 minutes before she was then pronounced dead.

The Southfield Fire said in a statement: “At 7:34 a.m. on August 23, 2020, Southfield Fire Department paramedics arrived at a home in Southfield on a call for an unresponsive female. When paramedics arrived, they found a 20-year-old who was not breathing.

“The paramedics performed CPR and other life reviving methods for 30 minutes. Given medical readings and the condition of the patient, it was determined at that time that she did not have signs of life.”

“Because there was no indication of foul play, as per standard operating procedure, the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office was contacted and given the medical data. The patient was again determined to have expired and the body was released directly to the family to make arrangements with a funeral home of their choosing.”

“In an effort to respect the privacy of her family, the Southfield Fire Department is not currently releasing personal information on the patient.”

Local 4 reports that Southfield police allegedly saw her move and breathe and called the fire crews back, but the officials claim those were the side effects of the medication given to her.

The woman was transported to James H. Cole Funeral Home in Detroit on Schaefer Highway between 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. Employees at the funeral home later discovered that she was still breathing and very much alive.

James H. Cole Home for Funerals confirmed this on Monday morning in a statement. “After receiving clearance from the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s office she was transported to our funeral home.

Upon her arrival at the funeral home, our staff confirmed she was breathing and called EMS.”]]>
Tue, 25 Aug 2020 08:17:53 +0000
#BBNaija: Ozo wins Head of House challenge, picks Nengi as his deputy

He emerged winner of the Head of House games after beating the thirteen other housemates at the arena.

He picked Nengi as his deputy. When Big Brother asked him for a second and third choice should Nengi decline, he picked Dorathy and Vee.

Both are immune from this Sunday's eviction and would enjoy the Head of House lounge.

Regarding their guests at the lounge, they chose Vee and Neo.]]>
Tue, 25 Aug 2020 08:15:56 +0000
Kim Kardashain displays her curves in a skimpy pink bikini

The mom-of-four did a beach bikini photoshoot in Cabo for her KKW Beauty brand. For the shoot, she wore a skimpy pink 2-piece.]]>
Tue, 25 Aug 2020 08:14:25 +0000
Suspected serial killer hacks community leader to death in Ogun state

According to reports, the suspected serial killer, Feyisola Dosumu popularly known as Spartan, has been terrorizing members of the community for years and has evaded police arrest.

Family members of late Oladeji say he was about entering his house after returning from work on Friday, August 21 when he was accosted and attacked by the suspected killer who allegedly used a machete to hack him to death. Oladeji was rushed to the hospital in the pool of his blood where doctors certified him dead on arrival.

Until his death, late Oladeji was the Vice-Chairman of the Oluwatedo Community Development Association.

Residents of the area claim the suspected serial killer who is an alleged cultist and has killed over 15 persons in the area. According to them, most of them have had to abandon their homes for fear of being killed by the suspect. They alleged that only last month, he used a machete to hack a female nurse residing in the area to death, after raping her.

They alleged that the suspect had a mental breakdown sometime back and was admitted at the Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta. He allegedly escaped and returned to the community where he has killed some of the residents.

The spokesperson of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident to newsmen, said some policemen are currently on the trail of the suspect and vowed that the suspect would be arrested and prosecuted accordingly. She said five of the state police tactical team have been drafted to the area to search for the suspect.]]>
Tue, 25 Aug 2020 08:10:11 +0000
Nigeria Reports 321 More COVID-19 Cases, Recoveries Near 40,000
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced the figure in a late-night tweet on Monday.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 52,548, while the latest figure is just a case lower than the tally reported in the previous day.

The NCDC noted that the additional cases were reported from 23 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Of the new cases, Lagos has 98, FCT – 34, Kaduna – 30, Nasarawa – 25, Benue – 21, Plateau – 17, Rivers – 15, Adamawa – 11, and Ogun – 11.

Others are Enugu – nine, Edo – eight, Delta – seven, Ekiti – seven, Gombe – five, Ebonyi – four, Bayelsa – three, Kano – three, Ondo – three, Cross River – two, Imo – two, Kebbi – two, Niger – two, Abia – one, and Bauchi – one.]]>
Tue, 25 Aug 2020 08:07:35 +0000
Rapper, Megan Thee Stallion goes fishing in a tiny string bikini (Photos)

The Hot Girl Summer captioned the two sweet snaps: 'Thee catch.'

The outing comes days after Megan accused Canadian rapper Tory Lanez of shooting her in the foot during an argument as she and her best friend Kelsey Nicole attempted to get out of his SUV following a fight at a house party in the Hollywood Hills last month.

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 15:06:30 +0000
Beverly Osu flaunts her curves in skimpy bikini

The former Big Brother Africa star captioned the photos: "Sun of a Beach #Sunbathing".]]>
Mon, 24 Aug 2020 15:04:01 +0000
I was mocked at US college for being black - Davido

In an interview with Recording Academy, organisers of the Grammy Awards, the singer said he was mocked for being black in the college filled with whites. Davido who added that this occurred when he was just 15-years-old, also commented on the hatred among blacks.

He said;

“It’s crazy, because I’m from both America and Africa, so I know how both sides think. I went to school in Alabama. I went to college at 15. I was very young. And Alabama was a predominantly white state.

“So being an African kid in a university where it’s 13% black people, it’s amazing. It’s not easy. I had to learn a lot of the things when I was like, “Yo, why you look at me like that?” And not even just being black, being African. They used to ask me questions like, “Yo, how’d you get to America?” I’m like, “What you mean? I came on a plane.” “Oh, y’all got airports?

“It’s crazy because like I said, I grew up in Huntsville, Alabama, this was when I was 15, 16, so I’ve always understood like, yo, this is going to happen. You know what I’m saying? Sometimes just because of the color of your skin, you might not get a lot of honesty from somebody. You feel me? So it was just crazy.

“The other way I look at it, we’re screaming Black Lives Matter, right? But we killing ourselves too. So the conversation is both sided, it goes both ways."

On Africans changing the narrative, Davido said;

“Now every American wants to go to Africa. Everybody wants to know where they’re from. So it’s good to see the transition from not being appreciated, to being appreciated right now. Even with fashion. You got designers that making African print fashion, so it’s not only music. The culture is being felt everywhere."

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 14:59:01 +0000
Funke Akindele-Bello shares stunning new photos as she turns 43 Mon, 24 Aug 2020 14:57:04 +0000 SARS officers allegedly torture a man with machete and extort money from him

The alleged attack took place on Saturday, August 22, and was brought to social media by activist Harrison Gwamnishu.

According to Harrison, the victim was on a motorcycle with his girlfriend when he was accosted by the officers at Koka Junction in the state capital.

Harrison added that Samuel's only crime was that he was wearing a dreadlock hairstyle. As a result, the officers allegedly tortured him and his girlfriend.

Gwamnishu said, “The SARS officers dragged him from the Okada and forced him and his girlfriend into their car.

"The victims demanded to know where they were being taken to but the officers responded by macheting Samuel’s leg.

"They seized his ATM card and forced him to disclose his pin and withdrew N15,400 from his account.

"I’m calling on the Delta State government to please intervene by putting an end to the constant harassment Nigerians face from SARS.”]]>
Mon, 24 Aug 2020 14:51:22 +0000
PSG 0-1 Bayern : Bayern Munich wins the 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League (photos)

The German champions beat PSG 1-0 on Sunday night, August 23 to crown a superb season that has seen them excel in all competitions they have played.

PSG who fought superbly throughout the contest lost the match after Bayern player Kingsley Coman scored a header shortly before the hour mark.

PSG had some great chances to score but were denied consecutively by a resolute Bayern defense team focused on making history with another UEFA Champions league success.

PSG's captain Thiago Silva apologised to supporters following the defeat.

"It was my last game in Paris. I am sad. I apologise to the fans. I thank all the fans for their love. I will return to Paris in another role. I want to play three-to four years again and play the HOM in Qatar,' he said.

At 55, Bayern Munich coach Flick is now the fourth-oldest coach to get his hands on the Champions League, with Bayern legend Jupp Heynckes, at 68, leading that ranking.

In his 36 matches in charge so far Flick has won 33, his side scoring an incredible 116 goals while conceding just 26.

It is Bayern's sixth win in the European Cup/Champions League, placing them joint-third in the overall trophy standings behind only Real Madrid, who have lifted the title 13 times, and AC Milan (seven).

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 08:40:04 +0000
North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un in a coma as his sister Kim Yo-jong is set to take over

Chang Song-min, an ex-aide to late-South Korean president Kim Dae-jung believes North Korea is hiding the truth about their leader's health despite reports that Kim was pictured just a few days ago.

Pictures emerged last Thursday, August 20, showing Kim attending a government meeting but news outlet Reuters said it could not “independently verify” the images as they were released by the secretive country.''

Speaking with local media, Chang Song-min said: “I assess him to be in a coma, but his life has not ended.”

He spoke as North Korea reportedly handed over some powers to the dictator's sister Kim Yo-jong, 33.

Chang added: “A complete succession structure has not been formed, so Kim Yo-jong is being brought to the fore as the vacuum cannot be maintained for a prolonged period.

This comes after South Korea's spy agency, the National Intelligence Service (NIS), reported that Kim will gradually transfer authority to his sister Kim Yo-jong “to ease stress” despite his young age.''

The agency added that the ruthless leader will still “exert absolute power” from behind the scenes while insisting the move was not linked to the tyrant's health.

Back in April, there were speculations that Kim had died or was in a vegetative state but the rumors were later rubbished when the dictator was pictured at the opening of a fertiliser factory 30 miles north of capital Pyongyang.]]>
Mon, 24 Aug 2020 08:34:58 +0000
NDLEA considers compulsory drug testing for ladies before marriages

Chairman of the agency, Mohammed Mustapha Abdalla, disclosed this during the destruction of illicit substances seized in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, on Friday, August 21.

According to Abdalla, drug tests may have to be included in premarital screenings in churches and mosques due to the alarming increase in the rate of drug addiction among girls and married women across the country. He said that recent statistics show that drug trafficking and abuse which was hitherto rampant among the male population, is increasing exponentially within teenage girls, young women, and old married women.

“As an extension of the proposed Drugs Integrity Test Policy in the public service, the NDLEA is also considering partnering with religious leaders to make drug test a prerequisite for marriage in Churches and Mosques just as the case of HIV/AIDS and genotype test.

We can no longer remain indifferent to the problems and refused to take responsibility in an effort to control drugs, we must come to term that drugs issue is a shared responsibility for all in the society.

Government at all levels, community and religious leaders, parents, social workers, the media, youth organisations and policy makers should see it as a point of duty to come together and identify with our office efforts of combating drug abuse.” he said]]>
Mon, 24 Aug 2020 08:29:50 +0000
Policeman dies during fight with soldiers in Rivers state

Yakubu was returning from patrol duty with two of his colleagues when they were accosted by a military officer in mufti uniform who accused them of driving against traffic to avoid a gridlock on Eleme road.

A fight ensued between the policemen and some military officers after the police driver was slapped.

A family source told The Nation that the late police officer was struck with a thick wood, which made him fall to the ground. He was later rushed to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) for medical attention, but died at the hospital.

The source added;

“After 24 hours on admission, he gave up. Till today, neither the police nor the military have said anything or taken any action to bring the culprits to book."]]>
Mon, 24 Aug 2020 08:26:58 +0000
Nigerian man was beaten to death by naval officers in Lagos over N250 (photo)

According to reports, late Osagie, a mechanical engineer, was trying to settle a dispute between a naval officer and a spare parts seller when he was allegedly beaten to death by the officers.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkana, said an investigation has commenced into the matter.

Sports broadcaster, Nnamdi Obanya, who met with a relative of the deceased, shared photos of the deceased man and also what the bereaved relative told him.]]>
Mon, 24 Aug 2020 08:25:23 +0000
Mafikizolo’s Theo marries girlfriend 20 years younger than him

The 47-year-old singer had proposed to Vourne on her 26th birthday in July 2019. He serenaded her with a guitar before getting down on one knee at the end of the song to ask her to marry him.

Theo and Vourne got married in a small and intimate ceremony over the weekend thanks to Coronavirus, but they promised to hold a big celebration in 2021.

The Mafikizolo singer who shared photos from their wedding ceremony, wrote;

Due to covid-19 Vourne and I had to postpone our wedding celebrations for next year 2021
But we couldn’t wait to be husband and wife. Yesterday I married my bestie
Proverbs 18:22
We can’t wait to celebrate with family and friends next year ,we just have to wait a little longer

While this is Vourne's first marriage, this is however not Theo's first shot at marriage. He was once married to Rose but they divorced.]]>
Mon, 24 Aug 2020 08:19:39 +0000
Nigeria’s COVID-19 Death Toll Crosses 1,000, Total Cases Now 52,227
Data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) indicated that 1,002 people have lost the battle to COVID-19 in the country.

The figure reported by the NCDC in its latest update on the disease on Sunday shows that five more people infected with COVID-19 died in the last 24 hours.]]>
Mon, 24 Aug 2020 08:15:46 +0000
Three feared dead as IPOB members and security agents clash in Enugu (graphic)

According to reports, trouble started at about 7:00am when some policemen invaded Community Secondary School in Emene where members of the group were meeting to disperse and arrest them. The attempt was resisted, with the IPOB members reportedly overpowering the security operatives.

In a swift reaction, a large reinforcement of security agents was called and over a dozen patrol vans loaded with armed policemen, army, and DSS personnel arrived at the scene and faced the Biafran agitators.

The number of casualties is yet unknown.]]>
Sun, 23 Aug 2020 17:46:27 +0000
Three-year-old girl falls and dies inside a well in Lagos (photos)
Confirming the incident to newsmen, the spokesperson of the Lagos State Emergency Agency LASEMA, Nosa Okunbor, in a statement released, said the victim died on arrival at Solad Hospital, Maria Street, Baruwa in Ipaja, where she was rushed to for treatment.

“Upon arrival at the incident scene, the team was told that a three-year-old girl, Miss Seyi Jebose, fell inside a well at 1, Gemini Bus Stop, Baruwa, Ipaja. Further investigation revealed that the girl fell through the rusty cover of the well while playing in the compound where she lives with her parents.

“With the combined efforts of LASEMA, Lagos State Fire Service, and NPF Alagolo Division, the girl was brought out of the well and rushed to Solad Hospital, Maria Street, Baruwa Ipaja, where she was confirmed dead on arrival.

The body has been handed over to the family members and Police officers from Alagolo Police Station led by Inspector Abumere. Operation concluded''the statement in part read]]>
Sun, 23 Aug 2020 17:38:31 +0000
Teenager arrested with 14 used female panties in Ogun

Ogun state police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested after a resident of Kano Street in the Ayetoro area of the state lodged a complaint over the theft of her panties on Tuesday August 18.

Oyeyemi said;

“A search warrant was executed in his dwelling house and another 14 used woman pants were recovered there. The suspect has confessed to the commission of the crime but claimed that he was sent by somebody to get those pants for him. Effort is on top gear to get his so-called accomplice arrested.”

It was further learnt that the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has directed that the suspect be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.

Sun, 23 Aug 2020 11:13:51 +0000
Nigerian man recounts how God woke him up while being taken to the mortuary

According to Jude Uchechukwu, the accident occurred few weeks after he lost his job. He added that he woke up after some days in Jos University Teaching Hospital.

He wrote;

It is not bad to start small but it is very bad to remain small. The enemy took away my job on the 8th of February 2020 and later on the 24th of March, he came again with an accident that claimed the lives of all the passengers including me but God Almighty who does what no man can do brought me back to life when they were taking us to Mortuary. I woke up after some days in Jos University Teaching Hospital.]]>
Sun, 23 Aug 2020 11:10:54 +0000
Moment Brazilian model accidentally 'sets herself' on fire after arguing with her girlfriend

Katiuscia Silva Mota, 31, was captured in surveillance camera arguing with her 21-year-old girlfriend outside her apartment in the São Diogo neighbourhood of Serra on Monday, August 10.

The pair continued their argument as they went into the building before Katiuscia began to pull her partner back as she attempted to leave the building.

After letting go of her partner, Katiuscia went back inside. Soon after, she was seen running out of the building with part of her body on fire as her girlfriend and others then come to her aid and try to put out the flames.

Sun, 23 Aug 2020 11:08:26 +0000
I infected my children with COVID-19 — Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

Vanguard reported that the veteran actress said she was treated by some infectious decease doctors who told her that many people are infected with the virus because there’s no widespread testing.

Omotola further revealed that when most people feel unwell, they attribute it to malaria, diarrhea among other ailments.

Recalling how she contracted the disease on a movie set, the actress said;

“I hardly fall ill and so when I left the set and started having chills the next day or so, I knew something wasn’t right. I thought it might be stress. This was on Monday, August 3. I waited till Tuesday and it got worse. I was shaking uncontrollably and my temperature was going through the roof.”

She also disclosed that infected her son and daughter with the virus. Omotola added;

“My spirit told me immediately, this is not malaria or fever. I have been extremely careful and paranoid about this COVID-19 stuff. So I told hubby I needed to be tested immediately. I have a son that has Asthma!

“They came to test me on Wednesday and my result came out on Thursday evening … Positive. My world crashed. I felt crazy and empty.

“My symptoms were high fever and chills… luckily no other. But it was so bad, they contemplated coming to evacuate me as my viral loaf was high and I wasn’t getting better … but God arose for me. I went into isolation immediately. We got my result but my daughter started feeling funny.

“So they had to come test the whole family … I had infected my daughter and asthmatic son ! My God showed up for me as my son is asymptotic, so positive but not sick ! My daughter lost her smell and taste and had severe diarrhea. All has stopped now, thank God.

“My husband and last son tested negative respectively. We are all now in remission … taking another test soon.

“It’s physically, spiritually and emotionally exhausting as the doctors tell you it’s a 50/50 chance . Nothing you do really saves you . You can only take the vitamins, manage the symptoms and hope your body fights"]]>
Sun, 23 Aug 2020 11:05:54 +0000
My ex took advantage of knowing I won't hit her back, Male victim recounts

@yybarra23 who revealed that he was scared of sharing his story on social media, revealed that his ex-girlfriend took advantage of knowing he won't hit her back and subjected him to abuses.

He tweeted;

I recently got out of a abusive relationship. She knew damn well i wouldn't hit her back and she took advantage of me

doesn't matter what gender i am. a abusive relationship is not it. sometimes you gotta be the bigger person and let them regret what they did to you because karma will be coming her way

I was scared to post this shit but i'm getting a lot of love and support and showing that women can be abusive too. a lot of guys have been coming to me telling me their story and i'm glad i posted it to show everyone that anyone can be the abuser. ]]>
Sun, 23 Aug 2020 11:04:21 +0000
Kaduna government files criminal charges against Anglican bishop

The Bishop who was arraigned on charges bordering on criminal defamation, injurious falsehood and criminal intimidation, had criticised the governor over the planned demolition of 110-year-old St George Cathedral in Zaria.

In a statement released in November 2019, Ogunyemi said that El-Rufai will never be president even though he is being groomed to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

However upon being arraigned on, the Biship pleaded not guilty and was granted bail. A member of the Kaduna Synod and a canon of the cathedral church of St Michael Kaduna stood in as surety.

The director of public prosecutions hinted that a peaceful resolution of the case is ongoing and the defence counsel also agreed to this.

The magistrate subsequently adjourned the case to October 28, 2020 for continuation.]]>
Sun, 23 Aug 2020 11:01:23 +0000
Nigeria Records 601 New Cases Of COVID-19 As Global Death Toll Surpasses 800,000
Lagos, the country’s COVID-19 epicentre, reported the highest number of cases with 404, while the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) posted 37 new infections.

Other regions with new cases include Oyo-19, Ondo-14, Abia-13, Enugu-13, Kaduna-13, Edo-12, Kano-12, Kwara-11, Ebonyi-10, Nasarawa-7, Ogun-6, Osun-5, Delta-5, Niger-5, Plateau-4, Bayelsa-4, Katsina-3, Ekiti-2, and Imo-2.

The NCDC reported one new death on Saturday, bringing the country’s death toll to 997; confirmed cases rose to 51,905, out of which 38,767 patients have recovered.]]>
Sun, 23 Aug 2020 10:59:37 +0000
Cardi B shows off her chest piercings in new photos

The 27-year-old rapper and mother of one took to her Instagram stories to show off her chest piercings while rocking a revealing sports bra.

Sat, 22 Aug 2020 17:06:16 +0000
controversial video of a pastor bringing a 'dead woman' back to life goes viral

A woman was spotted in a casket with whitish substance on her face as the Pastor prayed. Some members of the church were also spotted singing in the background before the woman who was being prayed for, leaped out of the casket.

This has stirred up a controversy on social media which is centered on "fake miracle".

Sat, 22 Aug 2020 09:28:51 +0000
Police uncover corpse of woman locked up by husband in Kano (graphic)

The corpse, which had since begun to decompose, was discovered by neighbors, who alerted the police.

The husband has been taken into custody.

This comes a day after the state police rescued a 55-year-old man allegedly confined for 30 years in a solitary room by his father.

See graphic photo below... Viewers discretion advised...

Sat, 22 Aug 2020 09:22:04 +0000
Jet run into fence at Lagos airport after brake failure (photos)

The King Air 200 jet with registration number 5N-HIS is being operated by Mobil Oil Nigeria-Wings Aviation.

An eyewitness said

“The accident happened around 10:00am at a tarmac beside Bristow Helicopter Hanger 3. The brake of the jet was not functioning which led to the collision of the jet with the fence of Bristow Helicopter hanger” the eyewitness said

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) says an investigation has commenced to determine the cause of the accident.]]>
Sat, 22 Aug 2020 09:17:49 +0000
FG wades in on UNILAG crisis, asks Pro chancellor and sacked VC to step aside

On July 12, the governing council in a meeting chaired by Babalakin in Abuja, sacked Ogundipe after finding him guilty of acts of wrongdoing, gross misconduct, financial recklessness and abuse of office. The university has been thrown into confusion since then as members of staff have vowed to resist Ogundipe's removal.

In a tweet released on Saturday August 22, the Federal Ministry of Education, says both Babalakin and Ogundipe are to step aside pending the outcome of the special visitation panel set up by President Buhari. The tweet reads

FG directs the Pro-Chancellor/Chairman of Council of the University of Lagos, Dr B. O. Babalakin and the Vice Chancellor, Prof.Oluwatoyin T.Ogundipe to recuse themselves from official duties, pending the outcome of the Special Visitation Panel set up by the President.
Meanwhile, Ogundipe has withdrawn the suit he filed challenging his removal. He withdrew the case from the National Industrial Court on Friday, August 21.]]>
Sat, 22 Aug 2020 09:13:50 +0000
Clergyman, Prophet Odumeje aka Indaboski welcomes fifth child (photo)

The excited dad shared the good news on his Instagram page on Saturday morning, August 22. He posted a photo of him and his baby and wrote

''Welcome to my Home Baby 5G. You shall bring Favour to all]]>
Sat, 22 Aug 2020 09:10:30 +0000
DSS invites 10 APC leaders in Edo for ‘Important Meeting’

In one of the letters obtained by Channels Television, dated August 20, 2020 and addressed to one Tony Adun who is also known as Kabakaba, it was gathered that the politicians will be attending the meeting at the DSS Command Headquarters in Benin City on Saturday August 22.

Though the agenda of the meeting was not disclosed, Adun was asked to attend the meeting with the National Chairman of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) and eight other leaders of the APC in the state.

These include Ehis Adams – APC Leader in Oredo, Osaro Idahosa – APC Leader in Ikpoba-Okha, and Okunbor Roberts – APC Leader in Ovia South-West LGA.

Others are ‘Atarodo’ – APC member, Kingsley Amedo – APC member, Richard Obe – APC member, Osarobo Idehen – APC member, and Dr Emma – APC member.

Sat, 22 Aug 2020 09:08:03 +0000
Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Top 51,000 As Death Toll Hits 996
The new infections bring the country’s total caseload to 51,304 with a combined death toll of 996; 37,885 persons have recovered from the virus.

The health agency released the latest figures in a late-night tweet on Friday.

Of the new cases, Kaduna reported the highest among the states with 63, while the FCT ranked second with 51.

Other regions with new cases include Plateau-38, Lagos-33, Delta-25, Gombe-21, Adamawa-21, Edo-20, Katsina-17, Akwa Ibom-11, Ekiti-10, Rivers-9, Ondo-5, Ebonyi-4, Cross River-3, Ogun-3, Sokoto-2, Imo-2, and Nasarawa-2.]]>
Sat, 22 Aug 2020 09:06:07 +0000
Three Soldiers killed in Borno - Defence Headquarters

Coordinator of the Defence Media Operations (DDMO), Major General John Enenche disclosed that 8 terrorists were killed in the clash which also left two other soldiers injured.

Eneche maintained that the attack by the terrorists was a deliberate attempt to reverse the milestone achievements recorded regarding IDPs in the areas of peace-building, reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement efforts by the Borno state government, and further affirmed that the situation in Kukawa was calm with troops in full control.

The statement read;

“During the incident, eight Boko Haram terrorists were neutralised and unconfirmed number escaped with gun shots wounds. “Unfortunately, three soldiers were fatally wounded and later gave up the ghost at the military medical reception station at kukawa military location.

“The Nigerian Armed Forces wishes to assure the general public that there is no going back in its struggle to see to the rebuilding and resettlement efforts for the displaced people.

“The futile attempt by the terrorists to thwart it only spurred the gallant troops for more decisive action”

The Defence Spokesperson asked residents of Kukawa to go about their normal lawful businesses without any hindrance and also enjoined them to always avail the troops and other security agencies of credible information about the terrorists and any suspicious persons accordingly.]]>
Fri, 21 Aug 2020 14:07:59 +0000
Pregnant Teyana Taylor flaunts her growing baby bump in new photos

Teyana, 29, took to Instagram to share these beautiful photos of herself enjoying the sun outside her home with her baby bump on display. ]]>
Fri, 21 Aug 2020 10:49:37 +0000
Police rescue 55 year-old man chained for 30 years by his father in Kano (photos)

This comes a few days after another man, Ibrahim Lawan who was chained for 15 years by his father in his apartment in Sheka quarters within Kano metropolis, was rescued by the police.

See more photos and video from the rescue of the 55-year-old man today]]>
Fri, 21 Aug 2020 09:36:27 +0000
Immigration officer and 5 others arrested for cattle rustling in Katsina

The suspects who were accused of terrorising Katsina and Zamfara states were intercepted with three trailer trucks loaded with 164 suspected rustled cows at Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State by a combined team of customs and police officers in Katsina state capital.

Drivers of the three trucks identified as Muhammed Isah, Ibrahim Muhammed, Idris Muhammed, were arrested alongside one Alhaji Sa’idu Lawal of Garkudi in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State and Usman Muhammad who claims to have over 50 cows delegated to him to be taken to Buniyadi in Yobe state.

Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah said;

“It may interest you to know that the command has also succeeded in arresting one inspector Abubakar Shafi’u with service number 36702 who is from the procurement department of the immigration headquarters, Abuja. He was arrested while escorting these vehicles. An investigation is ongoing into this matter.

“Zurmi precisely remains one of the hideouts of criminals, we are not relenting we are going to investigate the sources of these cows and ensure that if anyone is caught wanting is taken to court for prosecution."

Speaking to newsmen, the immigration officer Inspector Abubakar Shafi’u said he was on casual leave and the remaining suspects are his relatives.

He said;

“I was in Abuja when they called me that they have become victims of Banditry in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State. When they called me, they asked me on the next plan of action, I told them that I will be coming to visit them, when I arrived I advised them to pack all their animals to take them to a safer place which we now unanimously agreed to take them to either Damaturu in Yobe state or Adamawa.

“Before embarking on this journey, we visited the DPO where he signed and gave us a paper so also the Emirate Council including the state chapter of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria.

“This is the second batch we are taking to Damaturu, already seven trailers are in Zurmi waiting for me to facilitate their journey too."]]>
Fri, 21 Aug 2020 08:13:33 +0000
Police arrest fleeing Ogun engineer who raped neighbour’s daughter

LIB reported earlier that the 16-year-old victim was raped after the suspect broke into their apartment shortly after her mother who is a widow, travelled to Badagry in Lagos State for prayers.

Ogun state police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested in Lagos and the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.

Oyeyemi said;

“He was arrested two days ago. He was sighted somewhere in Lagos because he was looking for ways to persuade the parents of the girl and in the process, he went to the office of a non-governmental organisation in Lagos; he wanted the NGO to invite the victim’s mother for them to resolve.

“While he was there, we got information and quickly alerted our counterpart in Lagos that they should get him arrested for us. He was arrested at Ijaiye Ojokoro and our operatives from here went there to bring him in. As soon as we conclude investigation, he will be going to court.”]]>
Fri, 21 Aug 2020 08:11:00 +0000
Netflix apologizes for inappropriate 'Cuties' poster amid criticism it 'sexualizes' children

The poster released by Netflix shows the young girls of the film in suggestive dance poses. This led to a petition in to remove Cuties from the streaming platform, calling it, "disgusting as it sexualizes an eleven-year-old for the viewing pleasure of pedophiles and also negatively influences our children.”

The petition added that there is no "need for such content in that age group, particularly when sex trafficking and paedophilia are so rampant."

Following the backlash received over the chosen artwork, Netflix apologized for the mistake and corrected it.

"We're deeply sorry for the inappropriate artwork that we used for Mignonnes/Cuties. It was not OK, nor was it representative of this French film which won an award at Sundance," Netflix shared on Twitter. "We’ve now updated the pictures and description."

Fri, 21 Aug 2020 08:09:56 +0000
3 foreigners who have been supplying weapons to bandits nabbed

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) ???????spokesperson, Major General John Enenche said the suspects were profiled as Nigeriens and were arrested with arms at Dantudu in Mailailai District of Sabon Birni LGA of Sokoto State.

Weapons recovered from them include six AK-47 rifles, three AK-47 rifle magazines and 2,415 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition carefully concealed in various parts of their operational vehicle.

It was further learnt that the suspects are currently undergoing preliminary investigation in military custody, after which they would be handed over to the relevant prosecuting agency.

Eneche added;

“It, therefore, goes to show that some of the security challenges in the country have external influence. The suspects are currently in custody undergoing preliminary investigation before being handed over to the prosecuting agency.”]]>
Fri, 21 Aug 2020 08:06:20 +0000
Nigeria Adds 476 COVID-19 Cases With Seven More Deaths
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed the latest COVID-19 figures in a tweet on its official handle.

Although Nigeria had reported fewer confirmed cases in recent weeks, Thursday’s new infections – in 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory – take the total cases in the West African nation to 50,964.

Fri, 21 Aug 2020 08:04:47 +0000
2020/21 Premier League Fixtures Revealed: Liverpool Vs Leeds On The Opening Day
The first round of EPL fixtures
Thu, 20 Aug 2020 15:33:58 +0000
President Buhari reacts to Coup d'etat in Mali

In a statement posted on his Twitter handle on Thursday August 20, President Buhari said Nigeria is in support of the international community’s stance for wider consultations so that all issues that had led to the impasse in the country could be speedily resolved.

The statement reads

“The events in Mali are great setbacks for regional diplomacy, with grave consequences for the peace and security of West Africa. It is time for the unconstitutional ‘authority’ in Mali to act responsibly and ensure restoration of constitutional order, peace and stability.

Nigeria strongly supports the efforts of ECOWAS Chairman, President Mahamadou Issoufou, for wider regional and continental consultations with ECOWAS, the AU and the UN, and the adoption of strong measures to bring speedy resolution to the situation.

A politically stable Mali is paramount and crucial to the stability of the sub-region. We must all join efforts, ECOWAS, the AU, the UN and other stakeholders, and work together until sanity returns to Mali with the restoration of Civil Administration.'']]>
Thu, 20 Aug 2020 15:30:07 +0000
Former Chelsea midfielder, Michael Ballack undergoes secret operation to remove tumour

According to Bild, the ex-Germany international had a growth discovered on his body during an MRI examination by doctors. He immediately underwent surgery in Hanover to remove the tumour from near his spinal cord during the lockdown.

Laboratory examinations recently cleared Ballack of any fears that the growth was cancerous, with results showing the tumour was benign.

The 43-year-old is said to be recovering on holiday in Portugal, where he is watching his former team Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Ballack who hung up his boots eight years ago, earned 98 caps for his country and inspired them to the final of the World Cup in 2002.

He spent four years at Bayern Munich before moving to Stamford Bridge on a free transfer in 2006. The legendary midfielder won two FA Cups and a single Premier League title with Chelsea. ]]>
Thu, 20 Aug 2020 15:08:31 +0000
Young Man Killed By Cultist In Ojota, Lagos State (Graphic Photos)
Suspected cult killings continues unabated as another young man was gruesomely murdered on Sunday Afternoon in Ojota Lagos, Nairaplace Reports.

According to eyewitnesses, who spoke with Nairaplace Team, the victim was attacked and killed in Victoria Street Ojota.

The victim had his skull shattered and his brain spilled all over the place.

He was shot in the stomach and his skull was destroyed. Policemen from Area H Ogudu came to evacuate his corpse.
Thu, 20 Aug 2020 12:16:16 +0000
Woman 'forced to perform sex act on dog in exchange for drugs as men watched'

The woman, Sarah Joanne Meredith, 41, claims she was forced to perform a sex act on the dog in exchange for drugs.

In the footage, the laughing men told her to “keep going”, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Describing the video, Ayra Ali, prosecuting, told Wirral Magistrates Court in Merseyside: “A black medium-sized dog is being held by an adult male with the dog's back against his stomach."

The dog kicked out as another male held its front legs, the court heard.

Ali said Meredith then performed a sex act on the animal, adding: "The defendant stated she was forced to do this, however, the footage shows otherwise."

Sinead Fearon, defending, said: "The defendant is described as a vulnerable female, that's clearly what she is.

"She was promised she would get drugs if she did what the males said."

She said Meredith suffers from drug misuse, and relapsed following an incident which is currently being investigated by police.

Ms Fearon added: “The males haven't faced any prosecution in relation to proceedings.

"The male recording it is subject to criminal proceedings but not the males described in the footage who were holding the dog and making directions.

"This experienced bench will have dealt with cases where people explain how desperate they were to fix their habit. I don't think you will come across a case where someone has reached such low and such desperate measures."

Referring to the presence of press in the courtroom, Ms Fearon said: "The embarrassment will stay with her not just for today but for a considerable amount of time."

In 2016, Meredith "sorted herself out” but was the subject of a “heinous” crime in January this year.

She then “started using more drugs”, Ms Fearon said.

She explained: "She started getting more desperate which demonstrated itself in the offence she has pleaded guilty to."

Speaking directly to magistrates herself, Meredith said: "I have had a serious mental breakdown. I am on the list for rehab in Macclesfield."

Today's case was adjourned by magistrates' to allow a report to be prepared.

Meredith was released on unconditional bail until her next appearance on September 21.

The man accused of filming the act was also due to appear in court charged with possessing extreme pornography.

Philip Thomas, 60, of Beckwith Street, Birkenhead, failed to attend today's hearing and a warrant was issued for his arrest.]]>
Thu, 20 Aug 2020 12:10:42 +0000
Man arrested for killing his friend over N500 in Kano

According to reports, the incident happened at Dan Tsinke Quarters of Tarauni Local Government Area on Monday, August 16.

Family members of the deceased said Ibrahim had given one of his friends, Aminu Ahmad, N500, and sent him on an errand but that Aminu decided to use the money for himself. An argument ensued when late Ibrahim asked for his money or the item. Haruna who is friends with late Ibrahim, arrived at the scene and took sides with Aminu. Both men got involved in a fight and in the process, Haruna picked up a pair of scissors and stabbed Ibrahim.

Ibrahim was rushed to the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Kano, where he was pronounced dead.

The mother of the deceased, Zainab Is'maila, said justice must prevail as her deceased son was the only one catering for her and his other sisters. She said he was based in Port Harcourt where he sold iron scraps and was only waiting for her permission to return to Port Harcourt when he was killed.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said the alleged killer has been arrested and would be charged to court once the investigation into the case has been completed.]]>
Thu, 20 Aug 2020 12:01:54 +0000
Mentally challenged woman backs dead baby for days in Ebonyi state

The woman was spotted on Tuesday, August 18, with the dead baby at Effium in the Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

It was gathered that she arrived at the community some months ago from an unknown destination and started staying in an uncompleted one-storey building.

Her presence caused no problems until she began strolling the community with a foul stench and people reported to the police. It was then noticed that it was coming from the baby at her back.

A source told Punch: “The police alerted the two coordinators in the area, Agbo Sunday of the Effium Development Centre, and Mrs Eucharia Ogwale of the Effium South Development Centre. The two coordinators mobilised some youths in the area to dispossess the woman of the dead baby.

“But the woman was resistant and so, it was difficult to get the dead baby from her. She vehemently resisted the youth from collecting the baby from her. However, the youth were smart enough, overpowered her and eventually collected the baby from her yesterday (Tuesday).

"The baby was already decomposing on her back, because she had carried it for over one week or so. The youth collected the baby from her and it was buried at the cemetery on Tuesday.”

Agbo Sunday confirmed to Punch that the baby was buried on Tuesday and that people were already going about their normal business.

“People should go about their business because the situation has been put under control. The dead baby was buried on Tuesday,” he stated.]]>
Thu, 20 Aug 2020 11:57:59 +0000
Shock as 'dead' woman comes back to life and climbs off mortuary slab

Zinaida Kononova, 81, was pronounced dead after surgery in Russia to remove an intestinal obstruction.

Her family was informed and began planning her funeral. She was taken to the morgue in Gorshechensky central district hospital at 1:10am on 14 August.

Almost seven hours later at 8am a female morgue worker "got the shock of her life" when she found the grandmother sprawled on the floor.
The woman had fallen as she attempted to climb off the morgue table and escape.

An ambulance driver overheard the commotion as he entered the building, and says the "frightened" morgue worker was saying "Grandma, lie down, granny, be quiet."

The paramedic thought the morgue employee had gone "crazy" and was talking to the dead. But then he saw how the pensioner grabbed the woman's hand pleading for help.

Zinaida was covered in blankets and rushed to intensive care.

The hospital called her niece Tatiana and a senior doctor told her: "We have an unusual situation. She is alive!"

She rushed to the hospital as a team of medics from regional capital Kursk were sent to treat Zinaida. Tatiana was delighted her aunt was alive, but asked the doctors: "How could this happen?"

She was told Zinaida had been registered as clinically dead for 15 minutes — and was "literally pulled back from the other world".

"She initially did not recognise me or recall that she had a surgery," Tatiana said. "But she talked about her old knee problem."

Later she came to her senses.

A doctor and anaesthetist later confessed to the family that they had sent Zinaida to the morgue one hour and 20 minutes after she died, instead of two hours as rules dictate.

Acting hospital head Alexander Vlasov said: "For 30 minutes the patient underwent resuscitation measures" but didn't respond.

The elderly pensioner who came back to life has been transferred to Kursk for further treatment.

Roman Kondratenko, chief doctor of Gorshechensky central district hospital, has been suspended pending an investigation. Relatives are planning to sue the hospital, according to reports.]]>
Thu, 20 Aug 2020 08:01:47 +0000
Ekiti lady arrested after faking her kidnap to extort her parents

Mary was arrested alongside her accomplice Victor Olawuse in Akure, the Ondo State capital, shortly after her younger sister received a message conveying news of her alleged kidnap and demand for a ransom to be paid.

Ekiti state Commissioner of Police, Tunde Mobayo who was represented by the state Police Public Relations Officer Sunday Abutu during the parade, said;

" Mary’s mother came to our station and reported that her daughter, Mary Idris, left home on August 9, at about 4pm and never returned.

“She said all efforts to reach her daughter via phone calls proved abortive. After a while, the younger sister of the suspect received a message through her phone that Mary had been kidnapped and demanded ransom to be paid.

“The command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad operatives tracked the phone number that sent the message to Akure, Ondo State, where Mary was arrested alongside her accomplice, Victor Olawuse."

Mary confessed to the crime and also revealed that she arranged the kidnap because her parents were not taking care of her.

She said;

“I arranged the kidnap to get money from my parents because they are not taking proper care of me.”]]>
Thu, 20 Aug 2020 07:55:00 +0000
Househelp apprehended after pouring an insecticide into her madam's drinking water

It was not stated where exactly this happened.

While some Nigerians are in support of what the madam did, others are of the opinion that the boss must have been so wicked to the househelp for her to think of killing her.]]>
Thu, 20 Aug 2020 07:53:08 +0000
Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Exceed 50,000 As Death Toll Hits 985
Although the nation has recorded lower numbers of new infections recently, the figure witnessed a sudden jump on Wednesday with the discovery of 593 more COVID-19 cases.

In its latest update on the disease, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) – which is the agency saddled with the responsibility of compiling figures reported – puts the total number of cases at 50,488.

The cases were recorded from 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Of the new cases reported, Plateau took the lead with 186 more infections and is trailed by Lagos and the FCT, where 172 and 62 new cases were recorded respectively.

Others are Oyo – 27, Delta – 25, Rivers – 20, Ondo – 19, Edo – 18, Kaduna – 17, Enugu – 12, Akwa Ibom – 10, Ogun – seven, Abia – six, Gombe – six, Kano – three, and Osun – three.]]>
Thu, 20 Aug 2020 07:50:55 +0000
Naira Marley gives girls reason they should make their own money

"Girls make your own money it will save you from unnecessary sex," he wrote.]]>
Wed, 19 Aug 2020 15:00:26 +0000
Mum jailed for dressing daughter, 9, up in Playboy outfit and letting men rape her

Between May 2014 and May 2015, the girl, who is now 15-years-old was repeatedly molested by her mum's "friends", reports Mail Online.

The vile mum restrained the young girl as she was raped. The incidents occurred in the family's Gold Coast home in Australia, where she would wake up wearing bunny ears and a black lace Playboy costume, it has been reported.

Back in March, when the mum was found guilty of five counts of sexual assault charges, she reportedly said "it's so wrong" and "this didn't even happen."

Charges were filed after the young girl wrote a note to her psychologist which said her mum used to "come in with friends and touch me improperly."

During the time of the abuse, the girl's dad had been in custody for drug charges.

On Tuesday, August 18, Judge David Kent sentenced the mum, 41, to ten years behind bars.

The woman has been labelled a serious violent offender and will not be eligible for parole until she serves 80% of her sentence.

According to Courier Mail, Judge Kent told the woman in court: "Your conduct was enabling or aiding others to commit sexual acts on the complainant.

"This is extremely serious offending and ... I am not particularly convinced of prospects of rehabilitation."

He also revealed the girl had been placed on suicide watch during the trial.

He said: "I have to put up with a child who has tried to kill herself three times.

"If you think this is some kind of con job, I'm the one paying the joke. If I made some story up then the joke is on me."

Wed, 19 Aug 2020 12:37:09 +0000
Olakunle Churchill finally reacts to rumour of being Tboss' baby daddy

The businessman denied being the father of Tboss' baby in an Instagram exchange with actor Uche Maduagwu.

Uche Maduagwu wrote;

@olakunlechurchill have been getting questions from fans asking if you are allegedly the biological father of Tboss’ baby, the BBNaija lady?

Responding to the comment, Churchill wrote;

I have seen people tag me severally to post like this, I am not the father of TBoss baby, people should just leave that woman alone, she is a great new mum of a beautiful baby, she is happy and doing great, haters should let her be]]>
Wed, 19 Aug 2020 12:32:10 +0000
Abuja-based mast vandals arrested in Gombe

Confirming the arrest of the suspects, the command's spokeswoman Obed Mary Malum said they were arrested after an invasion of an MTN Mast in Yelwa village via Bambam town in Balanga Local Government Area (LGA) of Gombe State.

The arrested suspects have been identified as Yunusa Osa, Salisu Akpara, Garba Onaribu, and Umar Owelo and they are said to be residents of Kubwa and Dutsen Alhaji in Abuja.

Malum said;

‘The suspects specialise in vandaliing and stealing of Mast Engine Batteries all over the Federation who were brought from FCT Abuja by their cohort, one Abraham, an indigene of Bambam town in Balanga LGA of Gombe State,’SP Obed stated, disclosing that Abraham, who invited the gang to perpetuate the crime, is at large and that he is being hunted by the police.

‘The Police from Bambam Division acting on credible information arrested the suspects in a case of Criminal Conspiracy, Trespass, Vandalisation and Attempt to Commit Culpable Homicide. The suspects invaded an MTN Mast located at Yelwa village via Bambam town, tied up the security man, and removed 30 pieces of 7.5volt batteries.

‘However, they were sighted and pursued. Luck ran out on them as their vehicle developed mechanical fault and they were subsequently arrested.

‘1 Sharon Bus with Reg. No. BWR 622 SA, 30 pieces of 7.5Volt batteries, 1 Iron Bar, 1 Hand Saw, 1 Iron Cutter, 2 sets of Screw Drivers, 1 Iron Cable and, 1 Ankara Wrapper. Suspects confessed to the crime. Meanwhile, the investigation is ongoing and suspects will soon be charged to court for prosecution.’]]>
Wed, 19 Aug 2020 12:28:59 +0000
World's Loneliest Elephant" Regains Freedom After 35 years in chains
Eight years ago the bull elephant, who has spent his life at the Maraghazar Zoo in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, was left totally alone when his companion, Saheli, died.

The two elephants had shared an enclosure since 1990, but in 2012 Kaavan was left all alone.

After it emerged Kaavan was reportedly tied up at all times, hundreds of thousands of people signed a petition for him to be given a new home, where he would be better cared for.

Four years ago, zoo bosses insisted Kaavan was no longer chained but his long-awaited new mate never arrived and the elephant was forced to spend all his time alone.

They claimed he had only been chained when he suffered violent outbursts but there were also disturbing reports that Kaavan had been beaten to try to control his temper.

To make matters worse, Kaavan was confined to a pen just 90m by 140m with little shelter, which meant he had no respite from the baking sun.

Temperatures can reach a stifling 40C in Islamabad and there was no shade for the lonely elephant.

Spending so long alone and with nothing to occupy him is believed to have had a devastating impact on Kaavan - and in the years after his mate died he showed increasing signs of mental distress and depression.

Safwan Shahab Ahmad, the vice chairman of Pakistan Wildlife Foundation who has studied the elephant since the 1990s, said behaviour like head bobbing demonstrated “a kind of mental illness”.

The elephant was regularly said to be seen swaying and bobbing his head in his enclosure.

Safwan added: "Give Kaavan deep bushes and artificial showering and you will see him enjoying the environment."

Other experts feared that if Kaavan's living situation did not change it would dramatically "shorten his life span".

Zookeeper Jalal-ud-din Ahmad added: “Bring a female elephant and you will see very positive changes in Kaavan.”

But for eight, long years, Kaavan only had his keepers for company and not one of his own kind.

Heartbreakingly, even his keeper, Mohammad Jalal, said: "I have hardly seen him happy."

Last year, both local and international animal rights groups launched a bid to have the elephant re-homed in a suitable sanctuary after his years of suffering.

Finally, in May this year the Islamabad High Court ordered wildlife officials to launch a consultation with Sri Lanka, where the elephant came from, to find him a "suitable sanctuary".

Now, Kaavan has finally been allowed a chance at a new life after he was moved to the Lek's sanctuary in Cambodia, where conditions are expected to be more suited to him and where he will have other elephants for company.

Government minister Malik Amin Aslam said authorities would "free this elephant with a kind heart, and will ensure that he lives a happy life."

She added: "This is a sad step to take, but the correct one for Kaavan."

The elephant is not the only animal to find a new home following the court ruling.

Maraghazar Zoo is said to be improving its standards and the conditions the animals live in but this mean lions, birds and brown bears all needed new homes while the work was carried out.
Wed, 19 Aug 2020 08:32:28 +0000
Military taskforce re-arrests escaped prison inmate in Plateau state (photos)

On July 23, six notorious inmates escaped in Barkin Ladi LGA of Plateau State. A convoy of correctional officials conveying 14 suspects charged with crimes ranging from murder to kidnapping and rape, was attacked by unknown gunmen believed to be herdsmen near Plateau High Court in Barkin Ladi. Six of the notorious inmates escaped during the attack.

Following a manhunt operation that was launched, the military taskforce earlier rearrested one of the escapees, Mohammed Ibrahim, and have since handed him over to Nigerian Correctional Service in the State.

The spokesperson of the task force, Major Shittu Ibrahim, announced the re-arrest of another inmate. Confirming to newsmen, Ibrahim said

“Troops of Operation Safe Haven deployed at Bisichi Area Command of Barkin Ladi Plateau State have rearrested another escaped Prisoner, Mallam Adam Yusuf, one of the 6 notorious inmates that escaped at High Court Barkin Ladi.

The latest arrest by the troops was made in an abandoned house at Bisichi Village of Barkin Ladi LGA of Plateau State at about 15:30 hours today 18 August 2020.

The 19-year-old inmate has confessed that he was among the escapees. It is pertinent to stress that concerted efforts are ongoing to re-arrest the remaining.”]]>
Wed, 19 Aug 2020 08:24:09 +0000
Mali President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announces resignation after his arrest

The 75-year-old and his Prime Minister Boubou Cisse were arrested by mutinying soldiers on Tuesday, August 18, at Keita’s house in the capital of Bamako following months of massive protests.

On Tuesday night, Keita announced his immediate resignation and dissolved the country's national assembly and government.

Speaking on national broadcaster ORTM, he explained that he had little choice but to stand down to avoid bloodshed

"For seven years I have with great joy and happiness tried to put this country back on its feet," Keita said. "If today some people from the armed forces have decided to end it by their intervention, do I have a choice? I should submit to it because I don't want any blood to be shed."

Before his resignation, there was widespread anger over corruption, mismanagement of the economy, and the worsening security situation with jihadist and communal violence on the increase.

Keita served as President of Mali from 2013 to August 2020, before his resignation He was also the country's Prime Minister from 1994 to 2000 and President of the National Assembly of Mali from 2002 to 2007.

Wed, 19 Aug 2020 08:20:42 +0000
Ebonyi task force members arrested for allegedly brutalizing Keke rider

Obasi who was first assaulted at Margaret Umahi International Market for alleged wrong parking by one of the suspects popularly known as 2Face, reportedly offered N300 to the suspects who demanded N1000.

However after picking up another female passenger who was said to be heading to a Motherless Babies’ Home, he was again stopped by the task force officials who accused him of parking wrongly.

Recounting how he was beaten by three men who alighted from the white Hummer bus, Obasi who now urinates through a pipe as a result of the attack, said;

“My name is Mike Obasi from Ogboji community in the Ishielu LGA of Ebonyi State. I am a father of five kids.

“I entered the international market with my tricycle to drop a passenger; all of sudden, a white Hummer bus double-crossed me and three persons jumped down from the bus and demanded N1,000 for parking wrongly. As I was begging them with N300, they pushed me out of my Keke and started beating me. I don’t know what they hit on my back and I fell down.

“Later, I saw myself in the hospital with the same people, who attacked me in the market, claiming to be the ones who rescued me. One of them offered me N5,000 to leave the hospital, but I was not able to move my body.”

Ebonyi state police spokesperson, DSP Loveth Odah confirmed the arrest of two of the suspects linked to the attack. She accused the suspects of taking the law into their hands.

Wed, 19 Aug 2020 08:18:47 +0000
Nigeria Records 410 New Cases Of COVID-19, Total Infections Near 50,000
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed the news in a late-night tweet.

The country’s virus epicentre, Lagos, reported 210 new cases, while the FCT posted 45 new infections.

Other states with new cases include: Ondo-30, Plateau-21, Edo-19, Ogun-16, Oyo-13, Nasarawa-12, Bauchi-11, Enugu-10, Kwara-7, Kaduna-6, Anambra-4, Ebonyi-3, Abia-2, Rivers-1.

Four new deaths were recorded on Tuesday as the total toll from the virus reached 981.

However, the number of recovered patients rose to 37,051.]]>
Wed, 19 Aug 2020 08:15:47 +0000
Kourtney Kardashian flashes her camel toe in new sexy photo

In the photo, Kourtney can be seen wearing a shape revealing silver swim wear as she stood in a boat cabin.

She captioned the photo 'lake Ya', but eagle-eyed fans could not help but notice her camel toe showing.]]>
Tue, 18 Aug 2020 15:56:49 +0000
Princess Shyngle exposes her bare breasts in a dress with a plunging neckline

In the photo, the actress is seen wearing a dress with a plunging neckline that exposed her entire chest down to her waist. She is seen without a bra, but a pair of nipple pasties covered her nipples.

Tue, 18 Aug 2020 15:51:38 +0000
Stray bullet kills UNIPORT final year student returning from church in Delta

According to reports, Nzete was on his way home from church when he got hit by a stray bullet following renewed hostilities in a communal clash within his community.

His colleagues and friends have taken to social media to mourn his death.

Inyiama Vivian wrote

5 years no be 5days.
Death y na
God y is it dat gud pple don't last .
My capable comr. Nzete Ogochukwu Patrick.aka pato.
It is so painful u left us in dis final stage of ur struggle.
So disheartening dat am typing Rip instead congrats bro.
U were a good friend and a superior to me .
A guy with a rare gem.
We will miss u so much Ogo.
Engineering faculty will miss u.
NIDSUG#will miss u
Electrical and Electronics Engineering department will miss u.
#Team decency #will miss u more.
RIP Ogo''

Another colleague, Victor Osadebe, wrote

''Shocked and saddened to hear the death of a brother and friend; still can`t believe you're no more.

Comr. Nzete Patrick Ogochukwu,
You touched lives, impacted positive changes and left behind incredible legacies. its disheartening to be typing this.

We lost a great friend, but the universe received a new beautiful star. My condolences to the family.
Rest on brother, until we meet again.''

On Monday, August 17, students under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) and National Association of Delta State Students (NADESSTU) in Delta state, staged a protest over Ogochukwu's death. They called on the state government to ensure the police investigates Nzete's killing and apprehend the culprits.

Tue, 18 Aug 2020 15:49:10 +0000
President Buhari and former President Goodluck Jonathan in closed door meeting (photos)

The reason for the meeting is yet to be disclosed. It is however believed it was about the ongoing mediation in the political crisis in Mali.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) appointed the former president to head the political reconciliation in Mali where there is leadership tussle.]]>
Tue, 18 Aug 2020 15:47:02 +0000
John Mikel Obi joins Championship side Stoke City (photos)

The ex-Nigerian international, 33, who became a free agent after leaving Turkish side Trabzonspor by mutual consent back in March, completed his move to the club on Monday afternoon.

After sealing the deal, Stoke boss Michael O'Neill said: "I was really impressed with him when we met for the first time and he outlined what he wants from the next phase of his career.''

"We spent four hours talking and he made it clear he wants to get back into the Premier League and finish his career there and hopefully he can do that with Stoke City."

The midfielder, who made 249 Premier League appearances for Chelsea in an 11-year spell, won two Premier League titles, three FA Cups, the Champions League, and Europa League. He also had a two-year spell at Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda, before joining Championship club Middlesbrough for a brief stint.

Mikel also won 89 caps for Nigeria, representing his country in the U17, U20 and U23. He partcipated in two World Cups tournaments and helped the Super Eagles win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, before announcing his retirement from international football last summer.]]>
Tue, 18 Aug 2020 07:45:57 +0000
Couple caught having sex on meeting Zoom call after forgetting to turn off camera

The shamed staff member was caught in the act with a female companion after he forgot to turn his camera off during a virtual city council meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The council meeting, about the Rights of Children and Adolescents, was organised by the city council of the city of Rio de Janeiro. It was chaired by a member of the Socialism and Liberty Party, Leonel Brizola.

According to local newspaper Metropoles, the committee meeting was to discuss how to guarantee food for students in the municipal system during the pandemic.

The staff member was seen sitting on a bed, naked, with a woman beside him before they began to have sex in full view of the camera.

The report said the councilors involved in the meeting noticed the sex act but decided to ignore it and continue to discuss the matter at hand.
In a statement, Brizola said the episode was an "involuntary indiscretion" and regretted that the actual topic of the meeting was not being highlighted in media reports.

Brizola said: "As soon as we noticed what was happening, we immediately asked the people controlling the audio and video of the participants to take it off the feed.

"Us councillors and other participants do not have any input in controlling or editing videos on Zoom.”

It is unclear if the staff member involved in the sex act has been punished for the incident.]]>
Tue, 18 Aug 2020 07:41:02 +0000
Woman burns her 8-year-old nephew's back and buttocks with hot iron

The incident happened at Anantigha, Calabar South, on Sunday, August 16, when the aunt returned from Sunday service to discover that the groundnut was gone.

She questioned the boy about it, then plugged in an electric iron and used it to burn his back and buttocks. When she was done, she refused to give him food

Old scars on the boy's burnt fingers also revealed that it isn't the first time she has abused him since he started living with her about three years ago.

Speaking with Vanguard on Monday, August 17, the Principal Counsel, Basic Rights Initiative, James Ibor Esq., said they received a call from Girl Power Initiative, GPI, about a lady who had been assaulting her nephew with hot iron, burning stove and other hot objects.

According to Ibor, she plugged an electric iron and burnt the boys back and buttocks because he ate the N50 left-over groundnut and that was not the first time that such was happening.

He said: “From what the boy has told us, which is also very visible, he has been tortured and traumatised, and the boy is in serious pains. From here we are taking him to a medical facility where he can get adequate care.

“We have written to the Police and the state Ministry of Humanities and Social Welfare to enable us take good care of him in our own shelter home, because we cannot allow the child to go back to the aunty again.

"We have also invited the father, because the mother is late. Further actions can be taken as he and two of his siblings live with the said aunty.

“It is unfortunate that this kind of dastardly act and injury can be inflicted on a child. Even if he ate the groundnut, there is no justification for this kind of wickedness.”]]>
Tue, 18 Aug 2020 07:34:40 +0000
Governor Uzodinma's convoy attacked; police arrest 15 suspects

While the hoodlums armed with guns and machetes claimed to be staff members of the Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ISOPADEC) and also disclosed they were protesting non-payment of their salaries, the state government said its position that most of the protests in the state were sponsored by the opposition had been vindicated.

The state Commissioner of Police Isaac Akinmoyede who confirmed the arrest of 15 suspects linked to the attack, said they were arrested with one locally-made pistol, two machetes, a mask, a chain and a padlock. He also disclosed that the incident which occurred around Concord area of New Owerri, did not claim any life.

Akinmoyede said;

“They attacked the vehicles in the convoy with a locally made pistol and machetes.

“But in the process, windscreens of some of the vehicles in the convoy were smashed and the vehicles damaged."

The police commissioner added that the suspects have been handed over to state Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation.]]>
Tue, 18 Aug 2020 07:30:41 +0000
13-year-old girl is raped and strangled to death by 'two men' in India

The horrifying incident took place in the Uttar Pradesh district of Lakhimpur Kheri, India, on Friday, August 14.

According to Indian broadcaster NDTV, the girl's grieving dad alleged that she had been strangled, her eyes gouged out and her tongue cut off but police disputed his claims.

The girl had gone missing on Friday afternoon. "We went looking for her everywhere. Found her in the sugarcane field. Her eyes had been gouged out.

"Her tongue was cut and strangled with a dupatta (scarf)," the girl's dad said.

Police confirmed that the girl's body was discovered in a sugar cane field near the Nepalese border and said a post-mortem showed signs of rape and strangulation.

The superintendent of Police of Kheri Satendra Kumar said: "Her eyes were not gouged and tongue was not cut. The claim is not true.

"There is nothing in the post-mortem report to suggest this.

"There were scratches near the eyes, likely due to the sharp sugarcane leaves where the body was found."

The district police chief added: "The girl's post mortem has confirmed rape.

Two arrests have been made in relation to the incident, authorities confirmed.

"The two accused had been arrested already. We will file charges for rape, murder, and also under the National Security Act," Kumar added.

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati condemned the incident on Twitter calling it "extremely shameful".

She wrote: "What is the difference between the governments of the Samajwadi Party and the present BJP if such incidents keep happening?"]]>
Tue, 18 Aug 2020 07:28:39 +0000
Nigeria Confirms 417 New COVID-19 Cases, Set To Resume International Flights
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the new infections in a tweet on its official handle.

The new infections were reported in 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, taking Nigeria’s total COVID-19 pandemic figure to 49,485.

The NCDC data showed that Lagos state, the COVID-19 hotbed in the West African country had 207 new cases – the highest for the day; Kaduna – 44; Ondo – 38; Abia-28; Anambra – 21 and Plateau – 20.]]>
Tue, 18 Aug 2020 07:26:42 +0000
Two Islamic clerics bag 22 years imprisonment for raping four girls

The suspects were arrested earlier this month and were dragged to the court by the police on two counts charges which include sexual assault and act of gross indecency.

According to the First Information Report (FIR) which was read in court by the Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Bello Mohammed, the offenses committed by the suspects were punishable under Section 285 of the penal code law, as well as Section 19 (2) of the Child’s Right Law of Niger State, 2010.

The charge sheet read

“That on the 2nd of August, 2020, one Lawal Idris of Tudun Nasira Area of Maitumbi in Minna, represented three others, and reported that on 31st of July, 2020, you Hassan Bilyaminu and Abdullahi Bilyamiu lured four of the girls whose ages ranges between 6 and 11 years-old pupils of your Islamiya, into your house and used your finger to rub and inserted it into the minors’ vagina one after the other.

“During the police investigation, you confessed to the commission of the crime. You are hereby suspected to have committed the above offenses.”

The suspects pleaded guilty to the charges and appealed to the judge to temper justice with mercy. They claimed the devil pushed them to commit the crime.

In delivering her judgement, the presiding Chief Magistrate, Hauwa Baba Yusuf, wondered what rapists derived from assaulting and defiling little girls, saying that it should no longer be condoned.

“One wonders what people like the convicts derived from assaulting and defiling little girls. This has gone berserk; there must be more to this pandemic of sexual assault on little children.” the judge said]]>
Mon, 17 Aug 2020 16:11:08 +0000
Photos of Nigerian students taking their WASSCE examinations Mon, 17 Aug 2020 14:48:03 +0000 Southern Kaduna leaders want money for peace to reign - Governor El-Rufai

The Kaduna state Governor who said this during an interview on Channels Television, also alleged that previous governments paid leaders of the region a monthly salary they called "peace money".

El-Rufai insisted that he won't appease "criminals" and further disclosed that his government have been gathering evidence against leaders of the region who have raised a spectre of genocide. He added that he is accused of taking sides because he stopped the payment of such money.

He said;

“Most of the people saying that have no means of livelihood were living off the governments. The governments before us were paying them money every month, they called it peace money. We stopped it. This is why they say I am taking sides.

“Whatever they say, I take it. I am the governor of the state. If they don’t abuse me, who will they abuse Anyone that is moderate or promoting peaceful co-existence between various ethnic groups is considered a sellout.

“And for a governor like me who does not appease them because they are used to being appeased, they cause troubles, they organise these killings and then, their leaders are invited by the governor, they wine and dine and they are given brown envelopes. That’s what they have been doing for 20 years.

“And we came into office and we said no more, nobody who does not encourage peaceful co-existence will have access to the governor or the government house. I have no time for them.

“I have no time for nonsense. I will not appease criminals. I will not appease idle people who have nothing to do but to raise a spectre of genocide. They do that to get money into their bank accounts and get donations from abroad instead of standing up.

“They have come up with other things because the money they got during the election is exhausted and they can say whatever they want to say. I will not appease troublemaker.

“I will not tolerate people that incite. I will map them, we will arrest and prosecute them, that’s my style, I obey the rule of law.”]]>
Mon, 17 Aug 2020 14:34:37 +0000
Welder arrested for stabbing friend to death in Kogi

The suspect who was arrested at a hideout in the early hours of Monday August 17, killed his friend, Lukman at Jackies area in Lokoja at about 9 p.m. on August 16.

The welder got into a fight with the deceased following an argument. Dare reportedly overpowered the deceased, smashed him to the ground and brought out a knife with which he stabbed him to death.

He fled the scene before the police officers who were called in arrived.

Spokesperson of the Police Command in Kogi, William Aya said investigation into the incident had commenced and the suspect would soon be charged to court. ]]>
Mon, 17 Aug 2020 14:26:16 +0000
German pilot dies in hot air balloon crash
The balloon was caught by a gust of wind as it came into land at about 8pm on Sunday near Urbar, south of Koblenz in western Germany, according to an initial investigation by local police.

The balloon hit the ground several times, throwing four passengers out of the basket, before being dragged down a hill and getting caught in a tree, police said.

The pilot, who was stuck in the basket, died from his injuries.

The two injured are in a serious condition but out of danger, according to police, with all the passengers flown to local hospitals.

More than 100 people assisted in the rescue operation.]]>
Mon, 17 Aug 2020 13:02:10 +0000
lady crushed to death by a tanker in Lagos just weeks to her wedding, laid to rest

Immaculate was crushed to death by a tanker on her way to work last Wednesday, August 12. Her wedding to her fiance, Lovely Etomi, was slated for October this year and they had already done their wedding introduction.

May her soul rest in peace, Amen.]]>
Mon, 17 Aug 2020 10:49:22 +0000
20-year-old woman raped to death is buried 18 months after

Ngozi was buried on Friday, August 14, in her father’s compound at Orukpa Imufu after a Requiem Mass at the St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Ngozi died on March 26, 2019. She had been living with her parents at Abuja but relocated to her village in Imufu to enable her attend extramural classes for last year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME.

She was reported to have gone for lessons that day at the Township School Ogrute, Enugu Ezike, but went missing afterwards. Her body was later found in a bush behind another Community Secondary School, Imufu, several hours after her family had declared her missing.

Her death angered youths in the community yet her killers have not been made to face justice.

The deceased’s mother, Mrs Eze, has accused the police of a lack of interest in investigating her daughter's death.

She alleged that the police extorted money from her family and also from the community, yet the police have not fished out her daughter's killers even after 18 months.

Speaking at her daughter's burial ceremony on Friday, August 14, she said she was pained when she saw some of the alleged suspects walking scot-free and still challenging the family even before her daughter was buried, Vanguard reports.

Ngozi's burial pulled a large crowd of sympathisers. Her body arrived at the church in a motorcade, accompanied by hundreds of youths in the community, clad in black attire and singing sorrowful songs to mourn her demise.

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 10:22:59 +0000
Madonna celebrates 62nd Birthday with a tray of marijuana as she parties with her kids

She took to Instagram to share fun photos and videos from her party which was attended by her kids, friends, and boyfriend Ahlamalik Williams.

In one photo, Madonna who wore a stunning teal floral gown was pictured with a tray of marijuana and joint hanging from lips.

The Pop Queen and her 25-year-old beau were also pictured posing together with their arms wrapped around one another at the party.

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 08:45:09 +0000
Police rescue another man chained by his father in Kano (photos)
The man identified as Ibrahim Lawan and said to be in his 30s, was reportedly chained for 15 years by his father in his apartment in Sheka quarters within Kano metropolis.

He looked emaciated and weak when he was rescued. He was rushed to the Nasarawa hospital in Kano where he is currently being treated. The reason Ibrahim's father locked him up is yet unknown.

This comes days after one Ahmed Aminu, a 30-year-old man was rescued after his father locked him up for seven years in Farawa Babban layi Mariri quarters of Kumbotso local government area.

The police had also rescued a 10-year-old Down syndrome patient who was chained up by his father and stepmother in an animal store for over two years in Kebbi.]]>
Mon, 17 Aug 2020 06:11:47 +0000
Man thanks God after he survived a close brush with death

Orji Kelechi Alichi shared photos of his battered face while he was in a hospital fighting for his life and he thanked God for saving him.

He also thanked the doctors and nurses for helping to nurse him back to life, adding that some people who have had the same experience died on the spot.

He didn't say what happened to him but he also thanked "the security men at the bank" for saving him.]]>
Mon, 17 Aug 2020 06:07:48 +0000
Nigeria Records 298 New COVID-19 Cases, 207 More Recover
On August 4, the country reported 288 COVID-19 infections and just one week later, it recorded 290 new cases.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced the latest figure in a late-night tweet on Sunday.

It explained that the new infections were reported from 15 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).]]>
Mon, 17 Aug 2020 06:02:55 +0000
Donald Trump's younger brother, Robert S. Trump dies aged 71

He died at the New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center in Lennox Hill. He was 71.

His death was announced by The White House but they did not give a cause.

Reacting to Robert's death, Donald Trump said in a statement: “He was not just my brother, he was my best friend.

“He will be greatly missed, but we will meet again. His memory will live on in my heart forever. Robert, I love you. Rest in peace."

Robert Trump, who took blood thinners, had experienced brain bleeds which began after a recent fall, according to a family friend.

President Trump went to Manhattan on Friday, August 14, to see his brother at the hospital.

“I have a wonderful brother,” the president said on Friday at a White House news conference before departing to visit him. “We’ve had a great relationship for a long time, from Day 1.”

The two had in fact been estranged for years before Donald Trump’s run for the White House.

On Saturday, when Robert Trump was not expected to live much longer, the president called the hospital from his Bedminster, N.J., golf club, New York Times reports. He shortly held a news conference but did not mention his brother’s health. Friends who spoke to him said he was downcast.

Robert Trump had no children, but he helped raise Christopher Hollister Trump-Retchin, the son of his first wife, Blaine Trump, even giving him his last name.

Robert is survived by his second wife, Ann Marie Pallan, his brother, Donald Trump, and his sisters, Maryanne Trump Barry and Elizabeth Trump Grau. His brother Fred Jr. died in 1981.]]>
Sun, 16 Aug 2020 08:28:19 +0000
Police release photo of man who locked up his 30-year-old son for 7 years (photos)

A statement from the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, said Aminu who is a resident of Farawa Quarters, Kumbotso Local Government area of Kano State, locked up his son inside his car garage (solitary confinement) within his house for about seven (7) years without proper feeding and health care.

Haruna in the statement said good samaritans reported the incidence leading to the rescue of the victim at about 11:15 pm on Thursday night August 13. DSP Haruna said upon investigation, the father confessed to having locked up Ahmed who is looking emaciated and dehydrated for three years and on allegation of indulgence in suspected Drug-Abuse.

The statement reads

“The Kano State Police Command wishes to inform members of the general public that on the 13/08/2020 at about 2315hrs, information received revealed that one *Aminu Farawa* ‘m’ of Farawa Quarters, Kumbotso LGA Kano State locked up his biological son, one *Ahmed Aminu* ‘m’ 30 years old of the same address inside his car garage within his house for about seven (7) years without proper feeding and health care.

Team of Operation Puff-Adder was raised and immediately swung into action. The victim was rescued and rushed to Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital Kano and admitted.

The father was arrested. Preliminary investigations revealed that the father confessed to having locked-up the victim for three (3) years on allegation of suspected Drug-Abuse. Those that reported the incident said he (the father) locked him up for 7yrs, however, the father confessed 3yrs.''

Haruna said the Command’s Commissioner of Police CP Habu A. Sani, psc ordered the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID) for discreet investigations.

Sun, 16 Aug 2020 08:23:15 +0000
#BBNaija: Nengi admits she underwent a butt surgery, shares her regret

The beauty queen who maintained that liposuction is nothing to be ashamed of, added that she regrets ‘not blogging about her experience and would consider blogging her next surgical procedure’.

Nengi said;

“When I tell people I have had liposuction, they always said I should not be talking about it. The way I look at it there is nothing there at all.

“If I ever had a procedure again I will blog about it. I even regret not putting it in a blog like the white girls do ’cause’ I had a bombass experience and it came out really nice.”]]>
Sun, 16 Aug 2020 08:20:18 +0000
man lands in hospital after a metal nut got stuck in his penis while masturbating with it

Twitter user, @MikeHell7 shared a photo of the guy with the nut stuck at the base of his swollen penis and another photo of him lying on an operating table in a teaching hospital while doctors operated on him to remove the nut from his male member.

He wrote: "A Nigerian guy once tried to masturbate using Nuts and Bolts. This is how it ended; Doctors had to operate on him to remove it. Was it worth the Nut?"]]>
Sun, 16 Aug 2020 08:16:33 +0000
Nigeria Records 325 New Cases Of COVID-19, One More Death
This was revealed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet.

The health agency also recorded one additional death as a result of the virus.

Lagos, the nation’s COVID-19 epicentre, reported 87 new cases and the FCT had 49.

Other states with new cases include: Gombe-28, Ebonyi-20, Plateau-19, Kwara-18, Enugu-17, Imo-12, Rivers-12, Kaduna-11, Ogun-10, Edo-9, Oyo-9, Ondo-8, Osun-8, Ekiti-4, Borno-1, Kano-1, Bauchi-1, and Nasarawa-1.]]>
Sun, 16 Aug 2020 08:11:56 +0000
Man drowns after jumping into a swimming pool in Anambra (photo)

Confirming the incident to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, Mohammed Haruna, said Izuchukwu, a resident of number 35 Guesthouse street in Fegge, visited the hotel to swim with his girlfriend.

''However, the victim who was said to be drunk jumped into the deepest part of the pool and got drowned. The hotel manager and other guests pulled the victim out and rushed him to waterside hospital Onitsha for medical attention but he was later certified death by a medical Doctor on duty'' Haruna said in a statement released

Haruna said the police was immediately alerted and the body was photographed and deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy.

The police spokesperson said the case is under investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident. He appealed to members of the public who lacked swimming skills to always take precautionary measures by using life jackets provided at the swimming pool in order to avert similar ugly incidents. ]]>
Sun, 16 Aug 2020 08:09:17 +0000
Nigeria’s Labour ministry denies complicity in human trafficking

According to the spokesperson of the Ministry of Labour and Employment Charles Akpan, they've not issued any recruiters’ licence with respect to the placement of Nigerian citizens abroad in breach of the relevant provisions of the Labour Act CAP L1 2004.

Akpan noted that there is a Labour Migration Desk which seeks to ensure and create employment opportunities for Nigerians to work legally abroad, without fear of molestation, exploitation or any form of inhuman treatment or being subjected to unfair labour practices.

He said;

“Furthermore, at no time did the Federal Government issue any moratorium against issuance of recruiters’ licence.

“The ministry is empowered by sections 23, 25 and 71 of the Labour Act Cap L1 LFN 2004 to licence fit and proper persons to operate as labour contractors and private employment agencies.

“As part of the strategies to reduce irregular labour migration whilst promoting regular migration, the ministry has put in place a Labour Migration Desk to address the associated problems with the movement of skilled and low skilled persons within and outside the country.

”It is apparent from Section 25 of the Labour Act CAP L1 2004 that persons who meet the requirements for International Licences are eligible to engage in domestic recruitment as well.

“Furthermore, a recruiting agency may recruit low, middle, or highly skilled workers for placement within and outside the country.

“The recruited worker must be brought before an authorised labour officer and certified by that officer as duly recruited in accordance with the provisions of the law.

“It is therefore obvious that the possession of a recruiters’ licence for foreign employment does not confer or guarantee automatic clearance for a recruiter to recruit citizens for work abroad without first complying with the procedures provided in the Labour Act.

“This is before workers travel under a contract of employment with the recruiter.

“To set the records straight, at no time did any person, body or committee request the ministry to suspend its statutory duty of issuing recruiters’ licence to qualified PEAs as being peddled by some uninformed persons.

“It is therefore not true, but a Legislative misrepresentation, for the ministry to be accused or held responsible for the huge numbers of Nigerians trafficked through the Nigerian borders every year.

“The ministry should be commended for instituting a watertight licensing regime which guarantees regular migration of Nigerians to work legitimately in other countries, and for being the Secretariat of the Nigerian Task Force against Forced Labour, Child Labour and Human Trafficking.

“Those who for reasons best known to them have mounted an orchestrated campaign to malign the image of the ministry are therefore by this medium advised to discontinue as facts are sacred."]]>
Sat, 15 Aug 2020 10:50:49 +0000
Suspected cultists storm bar in Delta state and kill Polytechnic graduate According to reports, the deceased identified as Oboh, was watching a match at a bar at Umuagu Quarters in Asaba, the state capital, when the gunmen stormed the place, went directly to where he was seated and shot him dead at close range.

"Oboh only came to watch a football match in the bar and he was drinking around 10:00pm when three gunmen came into bar and shot him four times and dragged his lifeless body outside the place.

The gunmen put off the generator set and told everyone to remain calm that they came for Oboh alone," an eyewitness said

In a related development, a middle-aged man was said to have been shot dead in what looked like a reprisal on Isieke Quarters in the early hours of Friday August 14 in Asaba.
Confirming both incidents, the spokesperson for the police in Delta, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, said the command was already investigating both killings and would apprehend the culprits as soon as possible. ]]>
Sat, 15 Aug 2020 10:41:14 +0000
Formerly anorexic woman shares amazing transformation
A woman who used to suffer from anorexia has shared photos showing her amazing transformation one year after she changed her lifestyle.

Amy Hughes revealed that the eating disorder led to her being admitted in the hospital. She was discharged exactly a year ago and made the difficult decision to change her habits and face her problems.

One year on, she has put on weight and looks healthier. She also said the past one year has been the "best year of my life".

She shared before and now photos. In the before photo, she's seen looking emaciated with her arm looking like a stick.

Read her tweets below.]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 18:52:46 +0000
7 members of a family die of food poisoning in Zamfara, husband runs mad

It was further learnt that husband of the late women, Mallam Hassan lawali also developed a psychiatric disorder after eating the food prepared with corn on Tuesday night.

An eyewitness told Nigerian Tribune;

“After they ate the food, they started to develop stomach pains, three died instantly while four persons were taken to General Hospital, Bungudu where they were also pronounced dead”.

While the Doctor on duty confirmed that the members of the family died of food poisoning, it was also gathered that Mallam Hassan could neither speak nor eat. ]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 18:47:48 +0000
Police release photo of man who locked up his 30-year-old son for 7 years (photos)
A statement from the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, said Aminu who is a resident of Farawa Quarters, Kumbotso Local Government area of Kano State, locked up his son inside his car garage (solitary confinement) within his house for about seven (7) years without proper feeding and health care.

Haruna in the statement said good samaritans reported the incidence leading to the rescue of the victim at about 11:15 pm on Thursday night August 13. DSP Haruna said upon investigation, the father confessed to having locked up Ahmed who is looking emaciated and dehydrated for three years and on allegation of indulgence in suspected Drug-Abuse.

The statement reads

“The Kano State Police Command wishes to inform members of the general public that on the 13/08/2020 at about 2315hrs, information received revealed that one *Aminu Farawa* ‘m’ of Farawa Quarters, Kumbotso LGA Kano State locked up his biological son, one *Ahmed Aminu* ‘m’ 30 years old of the same address inside his car garage within his house for about seven (7) years without proper feeding and health care.

Team of Operation Puff-Adder was raised and immediately swung into action. The victim was rescued and rushed to Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital Kano and admitted.

The father was arrested. Preliminary investigations revealed that the father confessed to having locked-up the victim for three (3) years on allegation of suspected Drug-Abuse. Those that reported the incident said he (the father) locked him up for 7yrs, however, the father confessed 3yrs.''

Haruna said the Command’s Commissioner of Police CP Habu A. Sani, psc ordered the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID) for discreet investigations.The Kano state police command have released the photo of the man who locked up and starved his biological son, Ahmed Aminu, 30, for seven years in Kano State.

A statement from the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, said Aminu who is a resident of Farawa Quarters, Kumbotso Local Government area of Kano State, locked up his son inside his car garage (solitary confinement) within his house for about seven (7) years without proper feeding and health care.

Haruna in the statement said good samaritans reported the incidence leading to the rescue of the victim at about 11:15 pm on Thursday night August 13. DSP Haruna said upon investigation, the father confessed to having locked up Ahmed who is looking emaciated and dehydrated for three years and on allegation of indulgence in suspected Drug-Abuse.

The statement reads

“The Kano State Police Command wishes to inform members of the general public that on the 13/08/2020 at about 2315hrs, information received revealed that one *Aminu Farawa* ‘m’ of Farawa Quarters, Kumbotso LGA Kano State locked up his biological son, one *Ahmed Aminu* ‘m’ 30 years old of the same address inside his car garage within his house for about seven (7) years without proper feeding and health care.

Team of Operation Puff-Adder was raised and immediately swung into action. The victim was rescued and rushed to Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital Kano and admitted.

The father was arrested. Preliminary investigations revealed that the father confessed to having locked-up the victim for three (3) years on allegation of suspected rug-Abuse. Those that reported the incident said he (the father) locked him up for 7yrs, however, the father confessed 3yrs.''

Haruna said the Command’s Commissioner of Police CP Habu A. Sani, psc ordered the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID) for discreet investigations.]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 18:44:38 +0000
Angolan ex-president's son bags 5-years in jail for $500m fraud
The 42-year-old was accused of trying to embezzle up to $1.5bn from the sovereign wealth fund, which he oversaw from 2013 to 2018.

He was later charged with stealing $500m from the fund and transferring it to a bank account in Switzerland.

His father, José Eduardo dos Santos, led the country for 38 years. He was president from 1979 until he resigned in 2017, and was replaced by his former defence minister, Joao Lourenço.

On Friday August 14, judge Joao da Cruz Pitra jailed Jose Filomeno dos Santos, also known as Zenu, for five years.

"For the crime of fraud ... and for the crime of peddling influence ... the legal cumulus condemns him to a single sentence of five years in prison," judge Joao da Cruz Pitra said.

Three co-defendants, including the former governor of the National Bank of Angola (BNA), Valter Filipe da Silva, were sentenced to between four and six years in prison for fraud, embezzlement and influence peddling.

Zenu is the first member of the former presidential family to be prosecuted as part of an anti-corruption campaign led by President Joao Lourenco, who came to power in 2017.

Back in February, Angolan investigators froze the assets of Zenu's billionaire half-sister, Isabel dos Santos.

She is being probed for a long list of crimes in Angola, including mismanagement, embezzlement, and money laundering during her stewardship of the state-run oil giant, Sonangol.]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 18:40:08 +0000
House of architect who demolished Enugu Airport fence destroyed (photos)
The architect who is claiming ownership of a portion of the land the fence was built on, led hundreds of armed thugs and bulldozers who demolished up to 2km of the Enugu airport fence on Thursday August 13, before the Nigerian Air Force and Police intervened.
His private property which was demolished barely 24 hours after, is situated along Eziokwe street off Nike Lake road, Trans Ekulu, Enugu.

Chairman of Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority (ECTDA), Dr Josef Onoh who was at the site to supervise the demolition said they a obtained court order to demolish the duplex.

Onoh denied that the action was in reprisal to Emejulu’s demolition of the airport fence being constructed as part of the airport rehabilitation. He disclosed that the property stood on waterway and needed to give way.

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika who reacted to the development had said the airport fence demolition was carried out when President Muhammadu Buhari was devoting large amounts to the nation’s infrastructure including the Enugu airport, which he noted had been abandoned for decades.
Sirika said;

“This is certainly unfortunate, unbecoming. Emejulu has done his best. But in doing his best, he has given the opportunity to government to show how not to wilfully destroy public assets belonging to 200 million people. It’s totally unacceptable.

“Without hesitation, Mr President provided the funding to revive the airport but a cantankerous, cranky individual decided to disrupt the process.

“There is a government in place and it is wrong time to test our resolve. Mr Emejulu had threatened to destroy more properties within the airport but was only stopped by the swift intervention of security forces.

“I am sure he will regret this. And this is an opportunity for the government to show that no one can take the law into his hands and wilfully destroy national assets.

“We will not forgive him. The Chief of Air Staff, the Inspector General of Police and the Director-General of DSS will be directed to do the needful and bring him to book.
“For emphasis, airports are national security assets and we are determined to protect them.”]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 18:37:20 +0000
FG dumps plastic ID cards for digital ID card
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed this to state house correspondents today August 13 after he and Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, had a meeting with President Buhari in the statehouse.

Aregbesola, Pantami and the Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Engineer Aliyu A. Aziz, had met with President Buhari to submit the report of the Committee on Citizens Data Management and Harmonisation which was presided over by Aregbesola.

Briefing State House Correspondents after the report submission, the Interior Minister said the new direction in citizen identification will include individual DNA samples, adding that the card-based would merely be for convenience.

“The card is just for convenience. The real thing is the number you have, with that number you are on the databank, everything about you is there. We are just upgrading it such that your DNA too will be there very soon.

Even if you are in a car, I will know if you are the one in the car with your DNA, it’s already captured. You are already captured, you cannot run away anymore” he explained.

Giving further explanation, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Pantami, said the attention of the program would no longer be cards’ production, but strengthening the digital platform.

“What the chairman is saying now is that we are no more talking about cards, the world has gone digital, so that card is no more. Our priority now is digital ID; it will be attached to your database wherever you are.

So if you can memorize it by heart, wherever you go that central database domiciled with NIMC will be able to provide the number and every of your data will be provided.

Now, our focus is no longer on producing cards, that card is only for record but what is important is that the digital ID and if you notice we have started using the digital ID on international passport. Once you have the digital ID but not the card, we are 100 percent done with you,” Pantami said.

On his part, the Director-General of NIMC, Engr. Aziz, said the production of identification cards is strenuous as well as streaming the nation’s foreign exchange out of the country.

“With your national ID you are already identified, in the US is called social security number, the same with UK and… they can control more than 1.3 billion people in about seven minutes.

“So we have found that this card is strenuous, it is forex that is going out of the country and we are in 21st century and that is why we are focusing on national identification number and other identifications by other agencies have been linked to NIMC” he said]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 11:35:08 +0000
David Beckham's club, Inter Miami confirm signing of first star player Inter Miami FC, the US based football club owned by former Manchester United and England captain, David Beckham, has confirmed the free signing of it's first star player, Blaise Matuidi, after the France World cup winner was released by Juventus.
Matuidi made 133 appearances for Juve, also winning the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana as well as lifting the World Cup with France in 2018.
Matuidi, 33, will play for Inter Miami CF on August 22, and will wear the No.8 shirt, the club has confirmed.

Beckham told the club website: "I couldn’t be happier to welcome my friend Blaise to Inter Miami. He is an exciting and gifted player and a great person.

"To have a World Cup winner of Blaise’s quality in our new team is such a proud moment - for us as owners and for our fans. For me personally, to have a former team-mate joining our club is very special and I can’t wait to welcome him and his beautiful family to South Florida.”

Paul McDonough, Inter Miami chief operating officer and sporting director, said: “Blaise is one of the most successful midfielders of his generation and we’re thrilled to have him at Inter Miami. His world-class quality and leadership will be key attributes for the club.”]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 11:30:36 +0000
Lagos state police command arrest dismissed soldier Men of the Lagos state police command have arrested a 32-year-old dismissed soldier, Yemi Ayeni, pictured above, for beating up a female police officer in the Shibiri area of the state last weekend.

A video showing Ayeni beating the female officer, went viral on Thursday August 13, prompting the state police command to immediately launch an investigation. Ayeni who is known to terrorize residents of the area under the guise that he is a military officer, was identified and arrested.

Preliminary investigations showed that Ayeni got offended by the female police officer for stopping a commercial bus he was commuting in.

According to Vanguard, Ayeni during interrogation, said he was disqualified at entry-level into the military. In his words

“I am a dismissed soldier. I was dismissed during training. I had spent four months in the training before I was dismissed ( disqualified ).

This was because anytime someone shouted at me, I would feel somehow. They said I had a medical problem and told me to leave.

I don’t know what came over me on Sunday. I was inside a commercial bus with the driver and conductor, when the policewoman hit the vehicle and that was all.

“I regret my action. I appeal to the Federal Government and the Police to free me. They should temper justice with mercy. I will never try this again. My wife walked out of the marriage six months ago, abandoning our baby“he said

The spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkana, said Ayeni would be charged to court for assault.]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 11:26:49 +0000
We may slide into another recession- Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed warns
Ahmed gave the warning today August 13 while speaking at the opening of a five-day interactive session on the 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP), held in Abuja. The interactive session was organized by the house of representatives committee on finance chaired by James Faleke.

Ahmed, who was represented by the Minister of State for Finance, Clement Agba, said Nigeria's economy which has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, may lapse into a second recession in four years if a third-quarter economic performance is not achieved.

“Nigeria is exposed to spikes in risk aversion in the global capital market, which will put further pressure on the foreign exchange market as foreign portfolio investors exit the Nigerian market. Nigeria’s Q2 GDP growth is in all likelihood negative and unless we achieve a very strong Q3 2020 economic performance, the Nigerian economy is likely to lapse into a second recession in four years with significant adverse consequences.

“In response to the developments affecting the supply of foreign exchange to the economy, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) adjusted the official exchange rate to N360, and more recently to N379.” she said

According to the Minister, COVID-19 containment measures, although necessary, have inhibited domestic economic activities which have had a rippled negative impact on taxation and other avenues government generates revenues.

“Consequently, the projections for customs duty, stamp duty, value-added tax, and company income tax revenues were recently reviewed downwards in the revised 2020 budget. Customs revenue has generally performed close to target over the last few years, exceeding target in 2019.

There has been some improvement in company income tax and VAT remittances; we expect significant improvements in VAT collections with the new VAT rate of 7.5 per cent” she said]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 11:23:29 +0000
Fake lawyer bags three years imprisonment with hard labour in Ogun (photo)

Disclosing this to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said Adedeji, who was arrested on August 5 at Itori Chief Magistrate Court where he appeared for a client, was convicted on Wednesday, August 12.

According to Oyeyemi, the convict was arraigned before Chief Magistrate B.A Somorin on one count charge of unlawful and illegal appearance as a lawyer. He said the suspect initially pleaded not guilty to the charge, but later changed his plea to guilty when he was confronted with evidence.

“The convict was arrested during a court session at Itori Chief Magistrate Court when his conduct did not in any way in tandem with the practice of somebody who has been called to the bar, which was also noticed by the Magistrate himself.

He was subsequently detained at the Ewekoro Police Station from where he was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for diligent prosecution. The fake lawyer, was however, arraigned and sentenced to prison for being impostor” the PPRO stated]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 11:20:53 +0000
Gunmen kill Bauchi lawmaker, abduct his wives and one year old son

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Kamal Datti Abubakar, said Mante was killed by the gunmen on Thursday night August 13 at his residence in Dass. The gunmen suspected to be kidnappers, invaded his house, shot him dead, and thereafter abducted two of his wives and his one-year-old son.

The deceased lawmaker had tested positive of COVID-19 some weeks ago and was recuperating at home.

Abubakar added that efforts are being made to rescue the abducted victims and arrest the suspects.

Fri, 14 Aug 2020 11:15:15 +0000
Madagascar herbal fails to halt Covid-19 spike in the country as hospitals struggle to cope with cas

According to BBC, cases have quadrupled in the past month in the Indian Ocean island, with more than 13,000 infections and 162 deaths from Coronavirus.
Despite the spike, President Andry Rajoelina is still promoting the concoction as a cure for Covid-19 despite the World Health Organization (WHO) warning against using untested remedies.
For the last four months, children are also being offered the 'COVID Organics (COV)' at school to boost their health]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 11:12:10 +0000
Outrage as White woman calls cops on Black boy, 8, for riding a toy dirt bike She called the cops on the 8-year-old boy because he was riding his toy dirt bike in the neighbourhood.

It was reported that the woman told the cops during the call that a "Black person" was breaking the law.

Fortunately for the Black family, the father is a police so the matter didn't escalate.

The mother and the sister of the 8-year-old boy are seen in a video confronting the White woman and asking why she never calls the cops on the White kids who ride their toy dirt bikes in the neighbourhood.

ther neighbours soon came out to confront the woman but she didn't have a good explanation.]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 11:09:28 +0000
The God Of Prophet Jeremiah Fufeyin Supernaturally Obliterated my Odious Skin Disease
A short walk, down the corridors of hospitals, the pews of churches, or the gates of spiritual houses, would indeed shock you
Prophet Jeremiah Fufeyin is one of a unique set of pioneers who, daily, are exposed to millions of people with appalling and gruesome cases of deteriorating health, spiritual attacks, and other darts from the enemy. It was on one of such days that he came in contact with sister Faith Victor and left an indelible mark in her life.

Faith Victor, a beautiful young lady from Edo State, was hardly recognizable a couple of months ago. A young woman with budding dreams and a huge zest for life, was suddenly afflicted with an abominable skin disease that spurted out in huge boils with pungent discharge, on every imaginable area of her body. In the blink of an eye, Faith Victor was rendered a repugnant, invalid who relied on people to carry out necessary daily tasks. She could not eat, sleep or move without experiencing excruciating pain on every level.
One would never be able to associate the beautiful and graceful woman with the distorted invalid carried about on a stretcher, but she will confidently tell you her story, and how God can turn any disaster into a testimony.

May God continue to direct and enable His son, Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin, as he demonstrates the immeasurable power of God, here on Earth.]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 11:06:24 +0000
UNILAG Senate, Staff Unions, Reject New VC
They also called on President Muhammadu Buhari, who is the visitor to the university to prevail on the chairman of the governing council, Dr Wale Babalakin, on the matter, so as not to degenerate to chaos nor breakdown of law and order in the university.

They said vice-chancellor of UNILAG and any other university in a sane society could not just be removed from office the way the governing council of the university did to Professor Ogundipe at its emergency meeting in Abuja on Wednesday and therefore the action was not only illegal and condemned in its entirety, but would not also stand.

They said they were all passed a vote of absolute confidence on Professor Ogundipe’s leadership style while on the other hand, totally lost confidence on the current governing council of the university.

They made this known shortly after their separate and also joint meetings on campus, on Thursday, even as the embattled vice-chancellor, Prof Ogundipe, also surfaced on campus later.

Speaking to journalists at the end of the senate meeting, Professor Chioma Agomoh, who is a former dean of the Faculty of Law of the university, said “the senate without exemption has unanimously agreed that due process was not followed concerning the purported removal of Prof Ogundipe and therefore would not accept his replacement.

According to her, there are laid down rules and regulations as well as procedures to follow to remove a vice-chancellor if the situation arises and these were not followed in this case and therefore the senate has resolved not to recognise any surrogate that the governing council wants to impose on the university as a vice-chancellor.

“Things must be done properly. Nobody can’t just sideline the joint committee of the senate and council in a matter like this and that is why the Senate will not fold its hands and watch the system to collapse not only because of now but for the generations yet unborn,” she stressed.

On their parts, the Joint Staff Union (JSU) comprising the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) in both the main campus and at the university’s college of medicine, Idi- Araba said even though they had no problem with the leadership style of Prof Ogundipe, their major concern was about the institution he represented.

All the leaders of the four unions, including Dr Dele Ashiru (ASUU), Mr Olusola Sowunmi (SSANU), Mr Ajibade Kehinde (NASU), Sulyman Lawal(NAAT), as well as Mr Tunde Aderibigbe(NASU CMUL, Idi-Araba), and Mr Ayo Alli (SSANU CMUL), were on ground to address the journalists at the end of their congress.

They said they were not against probing him as an individual nor any other person in the university if there is a situation that warrants such, but due process must be followed.

According to them, their argument was on the premise that Ogundipe was not notified of the allegations levelled against him nor a panel constituted to investigate him let alone given a fair hearing.

“So, to all of us, Ogundipe’s purported removal is not only illegal and unjust but it is also vindictive and tantamount to jungle justice, and it would not stand,” they added.

“And that is why we are calling on the President Muhammadu Buhari who is the visitor to the university to prevail on the chairman of the governing council, Dr Wale Babalakin on the matter,” the said.

They said Babalakin only wanted to show to the whole world that he could do and undo without anybody queries his action.

In his short remark, the embattled vice-chancellor insisted that nobody could unjustly remove him from his seat as the vice-chancellor.

He said he had never been questioned let alone indicted of any wrongdoing let alone financial impropriety in the university where he rose across ranks to become the vice-chancellor nor elsewhere.]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 10:55:10 +0000
NBC: You Will Be Punished If You Insult President, Governors And Senators
And code: 3.1.19: The broadcast shall not transmit content that denigrates the social norms, values and culture of the society”, Chibuike Ogwumike, zonal director of the NBC Lagos office, in his letter to newsmen, seized the opportunity to warn against messages that ‘insult’ Nigerian leaders.

His words: “Monitoring activities indicate that in the recent time, some broadcast stations have abdicated their editorial responsibilities such that guests and callers on programmes abuse and insult leaders and those in authority freely and without caution.

“To denigrate our elders and leaders in abusive terms is not our culture. We respect our leaders as a positive cultural value. “We expect Broadcasters, especially anchors to show professionalism in the handling of programmes such that guest or callers that exhibit such tendency are professionally handled. “The recourse to abusing, denigrating and insulting the President, Governors, MPs and other leaders does not show us as cultured people.”]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 10:53:03 +0000
Bayelsa Governorship Election: Tribunal Fixes Saturday For Judgment
The day is set for judgment in the case between Vijah Opuama vs Independent National Electoral Commission, People’s Democratic Party, Senator Douye Diri and Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.

The petitioner, Vijah Opuama, of the Liberation Movement had filed his petition on February 21, 2020 challenging the declaration of His Excellency, Douye Diri and Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo as governor and deputy governor respectively in Bayelsa State.

Opuamah’s case commenced like a joke immediately the Supreme Court declared Diri the winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election following the disqualification of the Governor-elect, David Lyon.

The case, packaged by three young lawyers, Ebikebuna Aluzu, Pius Danba and Ebi Robert, was dismissed initially by most PDP leaders as dead on arrival, until careful scrutiny of the processes filed by the lawyers indicated otherwise.

Opuama is seeking the disqualification of Ewhrudjakpo on the grounds of irregularities in his academic qualifications and the cancellation of the governorship election.

He also prayed the court to order a fresh election in Bayelsa, alleging that the poll conducted by the INEC failed to comply with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

Upon the close of pleadings and adoption of addresses by all the parties concerned, the tribunal had adjourned for judgment on a date to be communicated to all the parties.

Read Also: Court stops lawmaker’s suspension
But since the judgment day was made public, anxiety seems to have pervaded the state, particularly the PDP family of what the likely outcome would be.

It was learnt that the government was not leaving anything to chance considering what happened to David Lyon 24 hours to his inauguration.

A politician and indigene of the state, Christopher Abarowei, said the matter had an equal chance to the petitioner and the respondent.

He said his major concern was that litigants should allow governance progress in the state instead of unnecessary litigations that were stifling infrastructure development.

He said because of litigations, Governor Diri had not actually hit the ground running as he had been busy attending to one court case or another.

Reacting to the coming judgment, the state’s deputy governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, said there was nothing to be afraid of concerning the judgment.

The deputy governor, who spoke through his media aide, Doubara Atasi, said he believed that judiciary would do the right thing.

He stated: “My principal (Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo) remains unruffled. There is nothing to be afraid of concerning the judgment.

“I believe that the judiciary will do the right thing and as far as the right thing is done, there is nothing to be afraid of.”]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 10:49:55 +0000
Friday Etim Ukim Takes Nomination Form To Shrine, Consults Deity In Akwa Ibom
A Councillorship Aspirant for the upcoming 2020 Local Government Elections in Akwa Ibom State, Friday Etim Ukim, has taken to the shrine his nomination/interest forms.

PARADISE NEWS gathered that, Ukim, an Aspirant of Ward 7 in Urueoffong/Oruko Local Government Area, visited the Ward deity on Thursday, August 13, 2020, to pray for his election.

The Councillorship Aspirant who dressed on singlet and nickers, placed the two nomination forms in front of the deity and prayed over it.

The traditional worshiper knelt before the deity and prayed with a bottle of gin while holding palm front on the other hand as the religion demands]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 10:47:34 +0000
Nigeria’s Unemployment Rate Rises To 27.1% - NBS
The NBS, in its ‘Labor Force Statistics: Unemployment and Underemployment Report’ released on Friday, said underemployment rate increased from 20.1 per cent in Q3 2018 to 28.6 per cent in Q2 2020.

It said, “For the period under review, Q2 2020, the unemployment rate among young people (15-34 years) was 34.9 per cent, up from 29.7 per cent, while the rate of underemployment for the same age group rose to 28.2 per cent from 25.7 per cent in Q3 2018.

“These rates were the highest when compared to other age groupings.”

The NBS said the number of persons in the economically active or working age population (15 – 64 years of age) increased to 116,871,186 from 115,492,969 in Q3 2018.

It said, “The number of persons in the labour force (i.e. people within ages 15 -64, who are able and willing to work) was estimated to be 80,291,894. This was 11.3 per cent less than the number persons in Q3 2018.

“Of this number, those within the age bracket of 25-34 were highest, with 23,328,460 or 29.1 per cent of the labour force.”

The statistics office said the total number of people in employment in Q2 2020 fell by 15.8 per cent 58,527,276, compared to Q3 2018.

“Of this number, 35,585,274 were full-time employed (i.e. worked 40+ hours per week), while 22,942,003 were under-employed (i.e. working between 20-29 hours per week),” it added.
According to the report, Imo State reported the highest rate of unemployment with 48.7 per cent, followed by Akwa-Ibom State and Rivers State with 45.2 per cent and 43.7 per cent respectively.
It said Anambra recorded the lowest rate of unemployment at 13.1 per cent.

The NBS said, “For underemployment, the state which recorded the highest rate was Zamfara with 43.7 per cent, while Anambra State recorded the lowest underemployment rate, with 17 per cent in Q2 2020.

“A total number of 2,736,076 did not do any work in the last seven days preceding the survey due to the lockdown but had secure jobs to return to after the lockdown]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 10:43:50 +0000
Hanan Buhari To Wed Mohammed Turad
Hanan, one of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari, is set to marry Mohammed Turad, a special adviser to former Lagos State governor and current Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola.

The marriage is billed to take place on September 4, 2020, SaharaReporters has learnt.

Turad is the son of a former lawmaker, Alhaji Mahmud Sani Sha’aban, who represented Zaria in the House of Representatives from May 2003 to May 2007.

Sha’aban is also a former governorship candidate in Kaduna State under the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria.

Recall that SaharaReporters had earlier reported how Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, flew to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in a jet belonging to billionaire Mohammed Indimi for the purpose of shopping for luxury items in preparation for Hanan’s wedding.

Hanan, is a graduate of photography from Ravensbourne University in England.]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 10:39:45 +0000
Nigerian Retailers' Shops In Ghana Locked Up As Police, Army, Flog Them
It is time Nigeria Government call to Ecowas attention the violation of Nigeria rights by Ghana authority.

Ghana cannot be trading freely and living in Ecowas couuntries, whilst everyday in Ghana our citizens are humiliated and molested.

Else we return all Ghanaians to live and do business in Ghana and put an end to all this nonsense.

Nigeria government must be seen to act and do so with other Ecowas member state.

The ghanians are wrong and should be called to order now]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 10:36:43 +0000
Jay-jay Okocha Celebrates His 47th Birthday Today
Augustine Azuka "Jay-Jay" Okocha was born in Enugu, Enugu State. His parents lived in Iwo local Government, Osun State, Nigeria. The name Jay-Jay was passed down from his elder brother James, who started playing football first; his immediate elder brother, Emmanuel was also called Emma Jay-jay, but the name stuck with Okocha instead. He began playing football on the streets just like many other football stars, usually with a makeshift ball.

In an interview with BBC Sport he said, "As far as I can remember, we used to play with anything, with any round thing we could find, and whenever we managed to get hold of a ball, that was a bonus! I mean it was amazing!"

In 1990, he joined Enugu Rangers. In his time at the club he produced many spectacular displays including one where he rounded off and scored a goal, against experienced Nigerian goalkeeper Willy Okpara in a match against BCC Lions. Later that year, he went on holiday to West Germany, the country that had just won the 1990 FIFA World Cup, so he could watch German league football.

His friend Binebi Numa was playing in the Third Division for Borussia Neunkirchen, and one morning Okocha accompanied Numa to training, where he asked to join in. The Neunkirchen coach was impressed with Okocha's skills and invited him back the next day before offering him a contract. A year later, he joined 1. FC Saarbrücken, but stayed only a few months with the 2. Bundesliga side before a move to the 1. Bundesliga with Eintracht Frankfurt.]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 10:32:53 +0000
N78.9b Refund: I Have Not Received N1 Till Now – Governor Wike
Recall that Wike had thanked President Buhari, describing him as indeed a President of every State of the Federation and all Nigerians following the approval of the sum N78.9 billion the Rivers Government used in maintenance of Federal roads in the State.

But addressing party stakeholders in Port Harcourt, the State capital on Thursday, Wike said not even one Naira has been refunded to the State since then.

Wike went on to explain that the said fund was for federal projects executed with State money by the administrations of Peter Odili, Chibuike Amaechi and the current government.

“No State in Nigeria can say they’re better than Rivers State. No. God has given us what it takes to move the State to the next level…not next level of poverty,” Wike began

There’s nothing the APC can tell Rivers people today ‘this is why you must vote for the APC.’ But we have something we can say, ‘Rivers people, see what we have done..’

“APC has nothing to tell them. Whether Federal Government; whether their political appointees on federal level they have nothing to tell them, nothing.

“The money they said they’ve approved for us they’ve not given us but I’m not worried. I’ll continue to work.

So when many of them will say that these projects I’m doing is because they’ve given me money, Nigerian people, not even one Naira.

“No one Naira have they given me. But it’s our money. We don’t owe them any duty to explain to them. If they give us the money, we’ll use the money for the interest of our people.

“They can’t say anything again. They’ve shot their mouths. The level of development they’ve not seen before.

I continue telling people that it’s wrong to say that it’s one person that did the project, it’s a lie.

“Right from the time of Peter Odili, Celestine Omehia and Rotimi Amaechi that’s what the Federal Government is refunding.

“So anybody who comes to tell you it was one man’s project, it’s a lie. NIgeria is hoping on the PDP. APC has failed Nigerians. There’s nothing anybody can talk again.

This is no time for promises. You have promised and you have failed and you want us to try you again? No. We’ve tried APC and it has not worked and now Nigerians have realised that it’s the same PDP that has the interests of the people at heart.

“You know there was a problem and you begged the people to vote for you. Now that they’ve voted for you, yet you cannot solve the problem.”

Fri, 14 Aug 2020 07:20:41 +0000
Boko Haram Governor: Don’t Sweep Mailafia’s Allegations Under The Carpet
The pan-northern socio-political organisation, the Arewa Consultative Forum, on Thursday, advised government not to sweep recent allegations by a former Central Bank of Nigeria Deputy Governor, Dr Obadia Mailafia, under the carpet.

The National Publicity Secretary of the ACF, Emmanuel Yawe, in an interview with The PUNCH, said the allegation by Mailafia that a northern governor was a Boko Haram leader was weighty and should be “screened.”

The former CBN deputy governor, in an interview with a radio station, Nigeria Info 99.3FM, had said some repentant terrorists revealed to him that a serving northern governor was a Boko Haram commander

He said, “Some of us also have our intelligence networks. I have met with some of the bandits. We have met with some of their high commanders, one or two who have repented. They have sat down with us not once, not twice.

“They told us that one of the northern governors was the commander of Boko Haram in Nigeria. Boko Haram and the bandits are one and the same.”

Mailafia was on Wednesday quizzed for several hours by the Department of State Services in Jos. After leaving the DSS office, the ex-deputy governor of the CBN said he would not retract the statement he made.

In the interview with The PUNCH, the ACF spokesman, Yawe, said the allegations coming from a former CBN deputy governor were weighty and should be “screened.”

According to him, Nigeria cannot afford to sweep such allegations under the carpets. He hailed the DSS for inviting Mailafia.

The ACF spokesman said, “Given his status as former deputy governor (of the CBN) and the weight of the allegations he raised, the DSS did the correct thing in inviting Obadia Mailafia.

“He owes it to the country to shed more light on these allegations. We cannot afford to sweep such allegations under the carpet.

“Boko Haram has killed many people, destroyed the lives of many Nigerians, foreigners and Nigeria’s image in the comity of nations. The allegation that a governor who swore by the constitution and the holy book to defend the lives and property of the citizenry is behind such a satanic group is repugnant and must be properly screened.

“Additionally, we fought a costly civil war in terms of human lives and materials between 1967 and 1970. If there is any information that a group is planning a civil war, we should do all we can to verify such information and abort the plan. We cannot afford a second civil war.”

Name gov leading B’Haram, northern coalition advises Mailafia

On its part, the Coalition of Northern Groups, challenged Mailafia to go ahead and name the northern governor who was the commander of Boko Haram.

According to the CNGs, the fact that Mailafia is sticking to his guns even after his arrest called government to question.

He stated, “For instance, he should disclose the name of the northern governor and the extent of involvement of government as he claimed.”

Spokesperson for the CNGs, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, stated these in an interview with one of our correspondents in Kaduna on Thursday.

The CNGs said, “We look at the Mailafia saga from two perspectives. One is the direct accusation of the involvement of government and in particular, a serving northern governor with the unceasing insecurity and other disturbances in the region. The fact that Mailafia is sticking to his guns even after the arrest has certainly called government to question”.

“The man has made a serious commitment by claiming that he has reliable intelligence of the existence of such dangerous plot. The authorities should get him to prove his claims, perhaps he can even assist the government.”

Middle Belt youths laud Mailafia for insisting on allegations

But the Middle Belt Youth Council condemned the DSS for inviting Mailafia.
The National President of the Middle Belt Youth Council ,Emma Zopmal, who spoke to one of our correspondents in Jos on Thursday, said the Middle Belt people were happy that Mailafia did not retract his statement.

He stated, “ We in Middle Belt are happy that the former CBN deputy governor did not retract his statement despite the invitation meant to intimidate him by the DSS because what he said was nothing but the truth. And we are not surprised by his statement at all”

On his part, a member of the eighth National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, warned the Federal Government and state governors against harassing the former CBN deputy governor.

Sani stated in an interview with journalists on Thursday after receiving the ‘Africa’s Legend of Human Rights,’ award from the Human Rights Writers Association in Abuja.

He stated that government should not make Mailafia a scapegoat after failing to stop Boko Haram insurgency and violence in the northern part of Nigeria.

At the event, the National Coordinator of HURIWA, Emmanuel Onwubiko, stressed that the government had no right to harass Mailafia.

He urged the media to stand in solidarity with Nigeria Info 99.3FM and protest the N5m slammed on the radio station by the National Broadcasting Commission for airing the programme for which Mailafia was invited.

Sani said, “This is a democracy, people in the position of power must learn to respect the fundamental rights of citizens as guaranteed by the constitution of this country.

“We shouldn’t use Mailafia as a scapegoat or an excuse. Mailafia is not responsible for the insurgency and the violence, he is only expressing his opinion and that should be respected.”

Don’t make hero out of Mailafia, Borno Concerned Elders dean advises govt

But the Dean of Borno Concerned Elders, Prof Khalifa Dikwa, in an interview with one of our correspondents, said the DSS could decipher Mailafia’s statement as that of a politician preparing for the 2023 presidency.

Dikwa stated, “His (Mailafia) outburst may have been made after he was shown some deceitful theatrics by a political interest or foreign troublemaking intelligence which chose a dramatis personae to act like real repentant Boko Haram, planning to invade a region for a false propaganda to take over the media space as if it is real.”

“We are dealing with some bad political actors who are readily willing to heat the polity with ethno-religious sentiments, rather than wait for 2023 elections because they cannot galvanise votes in a democracy where numbers matter.”

He advised government not t make a hero out of Mailafia. Dikwa recalled that a former President while in office once alleged that there were Boko Haram members in his cabinet.
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 07:02:34 +0000
Ireland To Return Frozen Abacha Funds To Nigeria
The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) took part in an international operation linked to the case which led to the freezing of over $1 billion of assets worldwide, of which approximately €5.5 million was identified in a Dublin-based bank account.

The funds were frozen in a bank account in Ireland by CAB in October 2014. After an application by the Nigerian authorities last year, the High Court earlier this year made an order providing for the return of these assets to Nigeria, subject to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two governments.

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee said the return of the assets would be “a concrete demonstration” of Ireland’s commitment to international cooperation in the fight against corruption.

The MoU, a first for Ireland, is in line with its international obligations as a signatory to the UN Convention Against Corruption.]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 06:59:26 +0000
Dating A Guy Abroad — Nigerian Lady Based In Ireland Speaks.
Before you say I am speaking plenty English let me explain what I mean based on my experiences in Ireland where I currently reside.

1. Before you start complaining that no one is walking up to you, ask yourself this “do I look approachable”. The truth is a guy would walk up to you if you look approachable, because you cannot be frowning or doing resting bitch face and expect someone to walk up to you. Some people are not okay with rejection o and don’t get me wrong some people also fancy frowning o but to each their own. My advice is access yourself and the situation before complaining

2. If you are more of an introvert I can understand how this might be difficult for you but the truth is the best place to meet people is outside your bedroom because you get to see them physically and connect on a different level, you can also meet people online but c’mon some of us are skeptical right but if meeting people online will work or works for you, then kudos.

3. Another thing is you have to be true to yourself in the sense that you need to ask yourself “what do I want” because you cannot be looking for entanglement and then expect someone’s son or daughter that is looking for marriage to be entangling with you. Often times when looking for something you need to ask yourself if that is what you want. And if someone walks up to you looking for more than you are looking for, then just tell them.

4. Lastly, try not to be biased towards dating apps because in as much as they might look useless and everyone just wants sex, there are people who don’t just want sex, so try it out and if it doesn’t work for you then you know it’s not for you but if it works for you then it does.

To round off my points I would just say be approachable or look approachable, dress nicely and try not to be rude to people… Also some people who are complaining that they cannot find men are chasing the men away with the way they talk or the way they relate with people. And on that note I would like to also say that Nigerian ladies or women abroad do get approached. BTW, Nigerian girls are balling over here in Ireland.

Watch an indepth video where my friend and I discussed about this, please click on the link and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel.]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 06:56:07 +0000
Five Dickson’s Ex-Aides Make Diri’s Cabinet List Published
Diri’s cabinet list is coming six months after he was sworn in as governor on February 14, following the Supreme Court judgment which nullified the election of David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress.

Among the nominees on the list sighted by our correspondent are five former commissioners who served in the administration of former Governor Seriake Dickson.

They are Mr Maxwell Ebibai, Mr Daniel Igali, Ms Faith Opene, Dr Igwele Newton and Mr Akpoebidei Alamieyeseigha.

From the list, however, three nominees are from the Brass Local Government Area; three from Ekeremor LGA; two from Diri’s LGA of Kolokuma/Opokuma and three from Nembe LGA; three from ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s Ogbia LGA.

Also, three persons are nominated from Dickson’s council of Sagbama; four people nominated from Southern Ijaw LGA and three persons from Yenagoa LGA.]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 06:52:33 +0000
BusinessDay Apologises For Fake News Against Osinbajo
That story failed to meet the editorial standards of Business Day Newspaper, as we have since discovered that the story was baseless, unfounded and unsupported by any factual substance.

We have already disabled the links to the story and hereby retract it completely and unreservedly.

Business Day apologises to His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo SAN, the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, his family, friends, colleagues and well-wishers for the unwarranted inconvenience and embarrassment the publication has occasioned.

We hold the Vice President in very high esteem and appreciate his enormous worthy and enviable achievements in the private sector as a respected Professor of Law – of multiple decades standing and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, amongst others; and the worthy and enviable strides he has made in public service as the former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Lagos and presently Vice President of Nigeria.

We hereby convey our sincere, profound and unstinted apology for allowing our newspaper to be used as a platform by which the said news item was conveyed. The said publication is highly regretted by us and we urge our esteemed readers and the general public not to ascribe or attach our reputation for disseminating accurate information that we expect the public to trust to it.

A letter conveying our unreserved apology has since been sent to the Vice President.]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 06:48:26 +0000
FCCPC Seals Apples And Pears Store For Selling Unwholesome Products

Pursuant to Sections 17(g), (m), (s), (t), (x); 123(1)(c); 131 of the
Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act (FCCPA)

Thursday, August 13, 2020: On Tuesday August 11, 2020, the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) became aware of representations appearing to show that a consumer, (and presumably others) purchased Laziz vegetable oil in sachets produced by Apple & Pears Ltd from their retail/storage location in Abuja. The representation suggested that the food products purchased were expired, even at the time of purchase.

Upon further investigation and reconnaissance, the Commission discovered the company’s primary facility on the Lagos-Ibadan Express Way. Although locked, innocuous and without signage, the Commission also identified the specific location in Abuja where the company had stored its products.

Having sufficient initial evidence to proceed on enforcement, the Commission conducted investigations at both the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, and Abuja locations. The Commission discovered unreasonably large and inexplicable inventories of Laziz salad cream, Laziz mayonnaise, Laziz vegetable oil in sachets, and Laziz Thousand Island salad cream. In addition, the Commission uncovered what appears to be unapproved and unsafe production, decanting, or repackaging of vegetable oil at the Abuja location.

The location in Abuja is currently under seal by the Commission, and will remain so until the Commission and NAFDAC have confiscated the expired or unwholesome products, and are otherwise satisfied that Apples and Pears can, and will operate safely and legally.

The Commission commends the patriotism of those who bring these pieces of information to the Commission’s attention and encourages consumers to exercise their prerogatives and discretion to notify the Commission of conduct that is considered unsafe, illegal, or unsatisfactory.

If you see something, say something. Our public access channels are at the bottom of this Release.

Babatunde Irukera
Chief Executive Officer]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 06:45:10 +0000
Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer?
After a while of chitchat, he asked me where I was from. I told him to take a guess and he said said, you sound like you're Nigerian. I told him (regrettably) that I was Nigerian. He started smiling and told me that he had a Nigerian girlfriend and that we both had similar accents.

He then started telling me recent occurrences that had befallen his girlfriend in Nigeria. He said the lastest story was that she was in Abuja and as she was on her way to the airport in a taxi, the taxi had an accident and she was seriously injured and had to be rushed to the hospital. He said that the hospital demanded money before treatment started and he had to hustle about $4000 and send to her in order for treatment to start.

He said that after a week of her being in the hospital, they wanted to discharge her despite her still being in pain. Because she had exhausted all the $4000 on treatment, he said the hospital had threatened to discharge her on the streets and he was trying to borrow more money to see if he could send it to her so they could continue with her treatments.

He furthermore told me that the girlfriend said that she was a Nigerian American citizen who was currently stuck in Nigeria due to her passport having expired and also due to Covid lockdown at airports in Nigeria. He said she had asked him for $300 to renew her US passport from American embassy in Nigeria.

Another thing that he told me was that just before covid struck, there was a similar pandemic which happened in Nigeria early this year and that his girlfriend had contracted the disease and he had to send her $2000 for treatment. Right now he said he's broke but is waiting for like $2000 disability check from the US government next week which he will send to her as soon as the money clears.

As he was telling me this tale, I was so angry with Nigerians and how they take advantage of people in love to scam them. I wanted to swear for the scammers angry

I'm at a dilemma here. Do I tell him that he's being scammed by Nigerians or do I continue to be professional and just ignore it. Because I don't want him to think I'm involved with it because these oyinbo people can turn everything on your head and accuse you that is your people in conjunction with you that are scamming him. They are that crazy.
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 06:40:55 +0000
Obaseki: My Convoy Was Attacked In Oshiomhole’s Ward
Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is from the ward.

In a statement which Crusoe Osagie, his spokesman, issued on his behalf, Obaseki said the suspected thugs behind the attack were dislodged by a combined team of security personnel and vigilante groups.

The statement said Philip Shaibu, the deputy governor, alighted from his vehicle and chased the attackers.

A female police officer, who was caught recording the footage of the incident, was also said to have been attacked.

Addressing members of PDP and supporters at Apana village square, Obaseki alleged that Oshiomhole had made several attempts to scuttle his re-election.

He said the forthcoming poll will determine who will take charge of the levers of power in Edo politics.

“As we were coming here (Village Square in Apana), you heard what happened. They went to hire thugs and began to shoot to prevent us from coming here. On September 19, 2020, use your permanent voter card (PVC) to ‘pepper them’,” he said.

“Ward 10 is a special ward. This election is special. It will show who is in charge of politics in Edo State. For all my eight years in government, you know what I did for Comrade Oshiomhole. He said it with his mouth. I supported him to be the governor. I raised funds for him. I worked for him and Edo State for eight years without receiving a dime.”

When contacted, Chidi Nwabuzor, police public relations officer in the state, told TheCable he was not aware of the incident.

There is tension in the state ahead of the September 19 election.]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 06:38:54 +0000
Coalition Commends Buhari For "Liberating 5 North-East States From Terrorists"
According to the group, President Buhari has so far kept his campaign promise of ending insurgency across the region. With sustained onslaught by the troops and cooperation of all relevant stakeholders, the northern patriots assured that Borno too will be free from pockets of attacks as being experienced.

“The Coalition of Northern Patriots is using this press conference to profusely thank Mr President, President Muhammadu Buhari on his gigantic efforts of totally riding Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe States of Boko Haram terrorism,” the statement reads.

”The Coalition of Northern Patriots as critical stakeholders is aware of the tremendous efforts by President Muhammadu Buhari towards seeing to an end of the Boko Haram crisis in Borno State as the last remaining state in Nigeria for the administration to fulfil 100 per cent of its promise in 2015. This much is evidenced in the renewed onslaught by the Nigerian military against the remnants of the Boko Haram terror group and a complete overhaul of strategies by the security architecture."

This is also on the heels that the Nigerian Military was able to corner the remaining Boko Haram members in their hideouts in Borno State and as the Chief of Army Staff has been leading the final onslaught. This is a welcome development, and we wish to state that baring all unforeseen circumstances, Boko Haram would be routed out of Borno State through the concerted efforts of the various security agencies.

“We also wish to appreciate MR President who has indeed lived up to expectations in the war against terrorism. His commitment and passion towards ending the Boko Haram insurgency have come at a great sacrifice to him and his family.”

While saluting the brave troops and the security chiefs for this feat, the group called on the Borno State government and all relevant stakeholders to join hands with the president in his efforts to address the threats posed by the remnants of Boko Haram in the state. Going further, CNP, however, warned persons and groups secretly extending covert support to Boko Haram in Borno to “desist from such ignoble enterprises.”

The statement further cautioned international NGOs in operation in the state to quit engaging in acts that would jeopardize the efforts of the Nigerian Military in their various operations.

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Fri, 14 Aug 2020 06:35:49 +0000
373 New COVID-19 Cases, 366 Discharged And 10 Deaths On August 13
On the 13th of August 2020, 373 new confirmed cases and 10 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
Till date, 48116 cases have been confirmed, 34309 cases have been discharged and 966 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory
The 373 new cases are reported from 20 states- Lagos(69), Osun(41), Kaduna(40), Oyo(40), FCT(35), Plateau(22), Rivers(19), Kano(17), Ondo(17), Ogun(15), Abia(14), Gombe(12), Imo(9), Enugu(7), Kwara(6), Delta(5), Niger(2), Borno(1), Bauchi(1) and Nasarawa(1).
A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities

August 12
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 06:31:20 +0000
2023 Presidency: Atiku, Tambuwal, Tinubu Test Might In Ondo Election by nairavsdollars
Some of these political heavyweights are Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), who is leading the charge for Governor governorship candidate in the election. Rotimi Akeredolu, the party’s

Others are former vice president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Dem­ocratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, who is a strong pillar behind Eyitayo Jegede, the PDP flag­bearer for the Ondo election.

Another presidential hope­ful, Aminu Tambuwal, Soko­to State governor, though a member of the PDP is report­edly queuing behind Agboola Ajayi, who is set to contest the governorship election on the platform of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP).

The trio are reported to be very much interested in the election which, according to political analysts, will go a long way in proving their acceptability in the South West.

Even though the APC had named Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to head the 104-member APC Nation­al Campaign Council for the Ondo governorship poll, sources said the decision was influenced by Tinubu after consultation with the Caretaker Committee lead­ership of the party led by Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State.

A credible source in the party said Tinubu is very much interested in keeping the “South West, which is his base as united as possible. That was why he is backing Governor Akeredolu. To show that he is one hundred percent behind Akeredolu, he nominated Sanwo-Olu as the chairman of the Nation­al Campaign Council for the election.

“Sanwo-Olu couldn’t have accepted the position if Tinu­bu is opposed to it. Tinubu is ready to mobilise all resourc­es to prove a point in the Ondo election”, he said.

Also, a credible source in the PDP informed our corre­spondent that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party may have re­solved to dump Jegede follow­ing his refusal to yield to the party’s demands in accepting Ajayi as running mate.

Our source said the par­ty leadership led by Prince Uche Secondus believes that a Jegede/Ajayi combination would have secured victory for the party in the main elec­tion as both men are formida­ble politicians with support­ers across the three senatorial districts in the state.

“As it is now, Atiku is the major pillar of support for Jegede. Jegede lived all his life in Yola. That was where he started his career and got his SANship. So, you can un­derstand why Atiku has pref­erence for him.

“Former Governor Oluse­gun Mimiko who is the na­tional chairman of ZLP has given his support to Ajayi who is running on his party’s plat­form. He has rebuffed several entreaties from Jegede’s camp despite being his major back­er in 2016. Mimiko also wants to prove a point with ZLP, a party many had thought was dead in Ondo State.

Aside Mimiko, some PDP leaders who are backing Ajayi are Aminu Tambuwal and Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers. The three of them have reportedly met and sealed the ZLP deal for Ajayi who will announce his mem­bership of the party any mo­ment from now.

“Don’t also forget that Sec­ondus is Wike’s man any day. So, he will likely align himself with any position taken by Wike. The agreement is that Ajayi will return to the PDP if he wins the governorship election on ZLP platform”, our source said.]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 06:23:59 +0000
Governor Akeredolu inaugurates Amotekun (photos)
The ceremony was conducted months after the bill setting up the security outfit was passed into law by the state House of Assembly and signed into law by the him (Governor).
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Governor Akeredolu averred that with a workable synergy among the leadership of the security agencies and that of Amotekun, a water-tight strategy capable of arresting crimes even before they occur would be deployed.
Akeredolu who reassured people of the state that the forthcoming election in the state would be very peaceful in the ceremony in which no fewer than 192 recruited members of the corps were inaugurated, stated that community policing became necessary to curb all forms of insecurity in the state.
He said;

“It was so horrible that marauders laid siege to the highways as well as in the farmlands waiting to kidnap or devour anyone in sight. With the launch of the Amotekun, we resolved that it shall be no retreat, no surrender. We are not going to be intimidated or blackmailed.

”It is incontrovertible that the existing security framework is being overstretched and we had to devise a means of confronting the challenge of insecurity head-on. That was when the concept of Amotekun came up. As Yorubas, we are not known to surrender to our adversaries and if our forebears did not, we should not.

“On 4th March, this year, just two months after the launch of Amotekun in Ibadan, the Bill setting up the Corps was signed into law, after diligent and thorough work by the State House of Assembly. The import of this is that the Amotekun Corps is now a legal entity, not just the idea of an individual.

“I am saying it again, that my ambition is not worth the insecurities that our people are confronted with, where at some point, people were afraid of travelling out of the state.”
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:39:33 +0000
Nigeria added to Wikipedia's list of failed states
The free web-based encyclopedia project which contains information on a wide variety of subjects, described a failed state as a political body that has disintegrated to a point where basic conditions and responsibilities of a sovereign government no longer function properly.

It further added that a state can also fail if the government loses its legitimacy even if it is performing its functions properly. For a stable state, it is necessary for the government to enjoy both effectiveness and legitimacy. Likewise, when a nation weakens and its standard of living declines, it introduces the possibility of total governmental collapse.
Some countries listed as a failed state include; Syria, Somalia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Iraq, Yemen, Turkey, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Rwanda, Liberia, Yugoslavia, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Sudan, South Sudan.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:26:12 +0000
If Governor Ben Ayade dumps PDP, many of us will leave with him - FFK warns PDP
FFK who dished out the threat in reaction to the ongoing battle on who becomes the next Chairman of the PDP in Cross Rivers, said it would be a big mistake for the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) to undermine a sitting Governor or attempt to humiliate him in his own state and before his people.