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Reports credited to CNN International says that Israel lost one of its military aircrafts with one pilot in critical conditions after the israeli airforce attacjed formations in Syria. Unconfirmed reports state that the aircraft, F-16 fighter craft was shot down by Syrian anti aircraft guns. 

It is reported that the Israeli military as confirmed that one of their F-16 fighters crashed in the northern part of Israel on Saturday. It states that this followed the incursion into Israeli airspace of an Iranian drone which was monitored and destroyed by a helicopter gunship. In retaliation, the Israeli airforce scrammbled eight F-16s with orders to destroy certain targets in Syria, especially the drone command center. Syran Authourities in Damascus which is less than 50 miles from Israel, condemend the attack and claimed it was an act of aggression from Israel. Iran has refuted the drone affair labeling it, ludicrous.

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Further reports state that one of the eight fighter jets was shot down under heavy syrian anti aircraft fire, and despite having its aircraft shot down, Israel scrammbled another 12 fighter crafts back to the air to retaliate for the anti aircraft fire.

More reports are awaited.

Posted: Feb 10, 2018

How another UNIBEN lecturer was killed

A five-man armed robbery gang shot dead a senior lecturer of the University of Benin, on tuesday.

According to, Dr. Godwin Omofonwa was killed at Evbuomore quarters, Ugbowo in Egor local government. The robbers that killed Dr. Omofonwa were engaged by policemen attached to Ugbowo Division and one of the robbers was killed during the shootout.

At same time the Edo State Police Command has recalled all policemen attached to VIPs in the state for verification

Parading the corpse of the slain robber, State Police Commissioner, Babatunde Kokumo, said the gang has been terrorising residents of Ugbowo and its environs in the past two months.

According to him, “The command recieved a distress call about the activities of armed robbers at Evbuomore quarters, Ugbowo this morning. Policemen from Ugbowo and surrounding Divisions were deployed to the scene to engage the robbers.

“In the ensuing gun battle, one of the marauders was shot dead, while others escaped. Sadly, one Dr Godwin Omofunwa, a lecturer in the Department of Education, UNIBEN died as a result of gunshot wounds he recieved from the robbers.

Posted: Jan 24, 2018

EFCC arrests Final year university student over alleged internet fraud

The EFCC stated that the commission arrested a final year student of Ekiti state university who confessed to have been engaging actively in internet fraud for the last four years.

According to reports, the commission in a statement on Tuesday, January 23, alleged that the suspect, poses on the internet as an American army officer by the name ‘Dennis Martinez’ who serves in Libya.

The EFCC said he then engages unsuspecting ladies on the internet in a dating and romance scam through which he dupes them of their money. The anti-graft agency said the last victims of the suspect were the duo of Sandra Simundza and Lily F, both in Australia, from whom he claimed to have obtained about $500 (five hundred US dollars) in tranches.

The EFCC alleged that the suspect had sustained his flamboyant lifestyle through this romance scam and bought himself a 2005 Lexus car

Posted: Jan 24, 2018

Why this pretty entrepreneur was forced to sleep outside by Client

This story which has since gone viral on social media was the narration of a young entrepreneur at the bad experience she had in the hands of a client.

She stated that she was made to sleep outside with her stafff after she finished working for a client outside Lagos - The story has to do with what etrepreneurs unergo when it comes to running a personal business, where one encounters lots of ups and downs. The young lady who is a caterer shared her own experience in Lagos. Adepeju narrated how she was contracted for a job which was outside of Lagos State and she had been assured of an accomodation, but however on getting to the location , the accommodation was not provided and the client refused that they would cleep in the house and so she and her staff slept in an uncompleted building.


Writing on instagram, Adepoju shared a photo of herself sleeping outside in the dark .and she part of what she wrote: "fast foward, we got in and sat for 30min to relax before we bring all our equipment down. madam came out and said she can't allow us cook in her compound, that she has an uncompleted building around the conner,, which is one of her properties, that we should move all our stuff there, I said OK ma no problem,, we moved there, 7pm 8pm 9pm until 10pm dey brought one generator to give us light to work and pump water, nah my work nah weytin I go do,, we finsh every by 12,30am time to sleep because tomorrow is another working day for us,, called madam she said we will be sleeping in the uncompleted building,, with Bush Bush Bush everywhere,, I scream Jesus oooooooo,,, she said because she can't allow us stranger sleep in her boys quarter or in her compound,, tears drop down my eyes,, I walk around the place with our driver to look for opc around and pay them to come stay with us, no one was available,, went on my knees and started praying with all my workers wath will I do, my father is not Dangote or Bill Gate, am hustling so I will acpt it that way, I said OK let us tell stories and be gisting till 4am they all laugh and said madam good idea oooooooo main while I was already falling from the chair because I was really tired, I just sight one lron bench I quickly lydown on it like this on the floor where different insects wey crawling with grass and alot was going Tru my mind as poor man pikin wey I be nah.. I said all is well e go better one day... Dear customers please treat entrepreneurs like human we are not animals we working to make means, we not working to flash on Instagram, pity our hustle and support us

Posted: Jan 24, 2018

BREAKING: Lagos residents run as Tank farm explodes

A tank farm explosion which occurred at an arear of Lagos state, sent residents scampering for safety with lots of confusion.

According to, reports said residents of the area heard a loud noise at about midday and could not immediately ascribe the explosion heard to anything, only to later find out that it was as a result of a diesel tanker carrying 33,000 fuel which fell before getting to its destination.

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Posted: Jan 24, 2018


IPOB, on Wednesday, alleged that the Nigerian Army might have killed its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, during the invasion of his house at Afaraukwu in Abia State.

In a statement made available to The PUNCH in Awka, Anambra State, by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the secessionist group said it had been searching for its leader since the attack but had failed to find him.

It maintained that it had reasonable suspicion that Kanu and his parents had died.

IPOB stated that from its record, no fewer than 38 persons were whisked away by soldiers during the attack, adding that up until now, nothing had been heard about them.

The statement read in part, “The Indigenous People of Biafra and its leadership worldwide, under the command and leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to alert the whole world again that our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts is still unknown till date.

“IPOB has gone deep in search of the whereabouts of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and his parents and they are nowhere to be found.

“We are using this opportunity to inform the whole world, including the United Nations, that the Nigerian Army killed our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, during the attack and invasion of his compound in Umuahia, Abia State.”

The group added, “After going through the record of IPOB members in the compound on the day of this heinous attack and invasion, we discovered that about 38 members were arrested and up till now, nobody has seen or heard from them.

“We also discovered that the Nigerian Army left the compound of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, in Isiama Afaraukwu, Ibeku, with 22 dead bodies on the same day.

“We are once again raising the alarm for the United Nations and other relevant bodies across the globe to ask the Nigerian government and its security operatives to give details of IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and parents, including those dead bodies and those picked up alive during the attack and invasion of our leader’s compound in Isiama Afaraukwu, Ibeku, Umuahia.

“Okezie Ikpeazu, who was mandated by the Federal Government and other South-East governors to lead the fight against Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB members in Abia State, must be held responsible for this action in no distant time.”

It, however, maintained that the absence of its leader would not deter it from continuing its struggle for Biafra independence.

Source: Punch

Posted: Sep 21, 2017


The Federal High Court in Abuja has given judicial backing to the executive order of President Muhammadu Buhari, outlawing the Indigenous People of Biafra and its activities in every part of Nigeria.

The Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdu Kafarati, granted the order proscribing the group on Wednesday.

It declared that the activities of the group constituted an act of terrorism and illegality.

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), with the Solicitor General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Justice, Mr. Dayo Apata, and some other lawyers from the ministry appeared before Justice Kafarati for the Federal Government.

The AGF, argued the ex parte motion in which IPOB was joined as a respondent inside the chamber of the judge.

The Terrorism (Prevention) Act 2013, under which the Federal Government’s ex parte motion was brought, permits the judge to choose to hear it inside the chamber.

Malami and Apata arrived at the courtroom on the fifth floor of the Federal High Court complex in Abuja at about 12.15pm on Wednesday.

The duo were immediately led to the judge’s chamber where the proceedings lasted about an hour.

A copy of the court’s enrolled order, sighted by The PUNCH, on Wednesday, declared that the activities of the group in any part of Nigeria, especially in the South -East and South-South regions of Nigeria “amount to acts of terrorism and illegality”.

It also restrained “any person or group of persons” from participating in any form of the activities involving or “concerning the prosecution of the collective intention or otherwise” of the group.

The order read, “That the application is granted as prayed.

“That an order declaring that the activities of the respondent (Indigenous People of Biafra) in any part of Nigeria, especially in the South-East and South-South regions of Nigeria, amount to acts of terrorism and illegality is granted.

 “That an order proscribing the existence of the respondent (Indigenous People of Biafra), in any part of Nigeria, especially in the South-East and South-South regions of Nigeria, either in groups or as individuals by whatever names they are called and publishing same in the official gazette and two national dailies, is granted.

“That an order restraining any person or group of persons from participating in any manner whatsoever in any form of activities involving or concerning the prosecution of the collective intention or otherwise of the respondent (Indigenous People of Biafra) under any other name or platform however called or described is granted.”

Speaking with one of our correspondents on the telephone on Wednesday, Malami said IPOB stood proscribed as the court order had sanctioned the presidential approval proscribing the group.

He said, “It is true that IPOB was proscribed by the court today. It was the Federal High Court presided over by Justice Kafarati.

“The presidential approval proscribing the group has been sanctioned, confirmed and affirmed by the court. The group stands proscribed.”

On the next step the government would take, he said, “Gazetting is the final stage and that takes an executive procedure not legislative or judicial.

“As I have said, the executive aspect has been concluded by presidential approval and the judicial aspect has equally been concluded by the granting of the order by the court.

“That means the executive and the judicial processes have been concluded.

“It clearly remains the official gazetting which is the last thing to do.”

IPOB receiving funding from France, says FG

The Federal Government, on Wednesday, alleged that apart from receiving money from looters in Nigeria, secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, was receiving a large chunk of its financing from France.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this during an interview with State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council Meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Mohammed said it would, however, be difficult to block the funding because some innocent Nigerians were receiving money from France for legitimate reasons.

He said, “We have the records, we know IPOB collects money from many people in diaspora. They collect money from many people in Nigeria, they collect money from some foreign countries, this is clear.

“Let me tell you, the financial headquarters is in France, we know. But you see, can you, as a government, stop people sending money to their parents? You have to block the sources of finance; that is what I said recently.

“It is incontrovertible that some people in diaspora contribute money to IPOB. Where does he get his money from? We know this as a fact.”

The minister said one of the measures the government employed in tackling IPOB before the deployment of soldiers in the South-East, was to reach out to foreign governments for collaboration.

He, however, said the process was long and not always successful.

Mohammed said, for instance, the Federal Government asked the United Kingdom to help shut down Radio Biafra in London from where Kanu was transmitting hate speeches the UK Government rejected the request based on the need to protect freedom of speech.

The minister added, “In tackling IPOB again, there are a few very naughty diplomatic issues which you need to skip. For instance, who does not know that the IPOB international radio is located in London? We know the diplomatic moves we have been taking and approaching the UK and all the damage it (Radio Biafra) has done but they don’t see it that way; for them, it is about freedom of expression.”

Mohammed rejected the argument that IPOB was not a terrorist group.

He argued that Kanu was caught on video in London in 2015 soliciting money for weapons.

He added, “I think anybody, who has watched Nnamdi Kanu’s videos, knows that anywhere he goes, he openly solicits arms and funds. I have a lot of quotations from him as to the violent nature of IPOB.

“In one of his videos, he said if he was arrested, his boys should burn down the country.

Also, a Non-Governmental Organisation, Project Nigeria First, has expressed support for efforts so far made by the Federal Government and governors to forestall a breakdown of law and order in the South-East.

The National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Uche Nwabukwu, said this at a media briefing in Abuja on Wednesday.

He said but for the timely intervention of government at the federal and state levels, especially in the South-East, the activities of IPOB would have thrown the country into chaos.

Source: Punch

Posted: Sep 21, 2017


Laura Helm, the Georgia woman suing Usher for allegedly infecting her with genital herpes has now revealed her identity.

The accuser who filed two new court documents in a Fulton County courthouse on Wednesday, is an R&B singer from New Orleans and goes by the stage name Laura Michelle.

As it was reported by TMZ, Laura Helm is claiming in the new legal document that she had two sexual encounters with the singer. She says he behaved very oddly. The documents are said to be very descriptive, but she says she never saw him finish because she saw him run to the bathroom.

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On the second occasion, she said he did not wear a condom and says a few days after the encounter she noticed an unusual bump on the inside of her cheek. Later on, she claimed she noticed a similar bump, the size of a green pea on her vagina.

According to her, during the second encounter Usher set the mood by putting on jazz music while performing oral sex on her. Helm also claim that they were platonic friends and he wooed her by telling her about his humanitarian efforts in Africa.

The New Orleans singer further went ahead to make references to reports that Usher paid $1.1 million to a previous sex partner but offered no proof to the claims.

Laura Helm is holding on to her $20 million lawsuit against the singer for allegedly infecting her with genital herpes.

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Posted: Sep 21, 2017


The Ibadan Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested one Akomolehin Johnson Olusesan a suspected Visa racketeer. The suspect, a self styled Canadian citizen was arrested following a petition to the Commission on his alleged involvement in the issuance of fake Canadian visa to unsuspecting members of the public.
Olusesan was said to have defrauded his victims of different sums totally about N3m (three million naira). According to some of the victims, the suspect allegedly charge between N200, 000 (two hundred thousand naira) to N1m (one million naira) per visa. Eight of the victims have come forward to volunteer useful information to the operatives of the Commission.
Copies of fake Canadian Visas were recovered from the suspect at the point of arrest. The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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Posted: Sep 21, 2017


President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in New York, thanked the Kingdom of Jordan for its support to Nigeria’s campaign against terrorism and insurgency with the donation of military hardware and pledge to further supply helicopters.

Speaking during a bilateral meeting with King Abdullah II shortly after his address to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the President said the very expensive donation of about 200 Armoured Fighting Vehiclesreflects true concern for Nigeria's security situation and genuine goodwill towards a friendly nation.”

President Buhari also reassured King Abdullah of Nigeria's commitment towards the proposed Aqaba Process with countries in the region as well as Nigeria's willingness to play a leading role in bringing together countries in the West African sub-region into this collective security arrangement.

The Jordanian King had earlier informed the Nigerian President that his Government was in the process of opening an embassy in Abuja in the next few months, and appreciated the support being extended to his country by the Nigerian government in this regard.

He told President Buhari that his National Security Adviser would soon be working out the finer details of the Aqaba Process with his Nigerian counterpart.

President Buhari was accompanied to the bilateral meeting by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), and Nigeria's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Professor Tijjani Bande.

Posted: Sep 21, 2017


An Igbosere magistrate's court sitting in Lagos has remanded the Managing Director of Legal Crest Nigeria Limited, Lagos Island, in Ikoyi prison for allegedly pirating the Nigerian weekly law reports.

Chidi Ofoekwe, 37, was arrested on the order of the DPO in charge of Lion Building Division, CSP Folashade Tanaruno following a complaint by the management of Nigerian Law Publishing Limited. He was accused of printing and selling copies of the comprehensive index to Nigerian Weekly Law Report, 2015 volume one and two without the approval of the copyright owners.

Ofoekwe recently appeared before an Igbosere Magistrate Court on a three-count charge of felony to wit. printing copies of the Nigerian Weekly Law Reports , 2015 without the approval of the owners.

Police counsel, Friday Mammeh told the Court that the accused committed the alleged offence between 2016 and 2017 on Lagos Island, Lagos.

He said the accused unlawfully printed and displayed for sale copies of the comprehensive weekly law reports 2015 volume 1 and 2 without the counsel of the management of the Nigerian law publishing limited.

According to him, the accused met his Waterloo when he sold copies of the volume one and two to the management of Pinheiro L P Chambers and Integrity Solicitors who exposed him.

Mammeh said that the offences committed were punishable under section 411 of the criminal law of Lagos State, 2015 and 20 (1) (c) and 21 (2) of the copyright act cap C28 laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2009 as applicable in Lagos State.

The plea of the accused was rejected by Magistrate, P. A. Adekomaiya who adjourned the case till 16 October 2017, pending an advice from the Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution, DPP.

Source: PM News

Posted: Sep 21, 2017


Tennis Sensation, Serena Williams who recently welcomed her first child Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr with her fiance, Alexis Ohanian took to his platform, Reddit to post an emotional open letter to her mother, following the birth of their newborn daughter.

She wrote:

'Dear Mom,

You are one of the strongest women I know. I was looking at my daughter (OMG, yes, I have a daughter ?) and she has my arms and legs! My exact same strong, muscular, powerful, sensational arms and body. I don't know how I would react if she has to go through what I've gone through since I was a 15 year old and even to this day.

I've been called man because I appeared outwardly strong. It has been said that that I use drugs (No, I have always had far too much integrity to behave dishonestly in order to gain an advantage). It has been said I don't belong in Women's sports -- that I belong in Men's -- because I look stronger than many other women do. (No, I just work hard and I was born with this badass body and proud of it).Image title

But mom, I'm not sure how you did not go off on every single reporter, person, announcer and quite frankly, hater, who was too ignorant to understand the power of a black woman.

I am proud we were able to show them what some women look like. We don't all look the same. We are curvy, strong, muscular, tall, small, just to name a few, and all the same: we are women and proud!

You are so classy, I only wish I could take your lead. I am trying, though, and God is not done with me yet. I have a LONG way to go, but thank you.

Thank you for being the role model I needed to endure all the hardships that I now regard as a challenges--ones that I enjoy. I hope to teach my baby Alexis Olympia the same, and have the same fortitude you have had.

Promise me, Mom, that you will continue to help. I'm not sure if I am as meek and strong as you are yet. I hope to get there one day. I love you dearly.

Your youngest of five,

Posted: Sep 20, 2017


Social media queen, Demi Rose yet again showed off her famous figure during a recent Cape Verde beach trip with a friend. The 22-year-old British model showcased her cleavage and curves in coral bikini with golden adornments and a thong bottom as she dazzled on the shores.

The stunning model rose to fame in 2016 after she was linked to rapper, Tyga.

Meanwhile Demi, who boasts 5.2 million followers on Instagram, recently returned from shooting a sizzling swimwear campaign in Ibiza for Wolf & Whistle.

She also joined DJ Tom Zanetti to star in his new music video.

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Posted: Sep 20, 2017


The Judiciary system in Ondo State witnessed unrest as over 90 magistrates services were terminated by the Rotimi Akeredolu government.

Investigations by SaharaReporters revealed that some magistrates and staff attorneys received disengagement letters from Justice Olanrewaju Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, the Acting Chief Judge, while others were suspended, with some of the letters citing “perceived irregularities” or claiming the appointments had not followed “due process.”

The suspended magistrates were asked to stay off court premises and to hand-over government properties in their possession pending a plenary consideration and review of their appointments.

Findings by SaharaReporters, however, indicate that most of those affected by the unfavorable action were employed between 2010 and 2017, during the administration of the then governor, Olusegun Mimiko.

Many of the magistrates, mostly females and staff attorneys, were directly employed by the immediate past Chief Judge of the state, Justice Olasehinde Kumuyi, who served for close to seven years under Mr. Mimiko.

During his tenure, Justice Kumuyi was alleged to have used the machinery of the judiciary to make phony appointments by placing a huge financial burden on the service after leaving the post as the state’s chief judge.

The sudden action against the magistrates by the All Progressives Congress (APC) government in the state has resulted in an outburst of criticism on social media.

Some of the critics, as monitored by our correspondent, are questioning the motives of Governor Akeredolu, while those in support of the action described it is a step towards reducing the financial burden placed on the state.

Inside sources tell SaharaReporters that final push that led to the fall of the magistrate judges was planned at a secret meeting held between the Acting Chief Judge and some senior High Court judges of the Ondo State judiciary.

One of those sources said that the senior high court judges were unsatisfied with what they termed “excess appointments” in the judiciary, as it has adversely affected the finances and some benefits of many of them.

To that end, they agreed that some magistrates and senior registrars mostly employed by the past administration should be removed.

He explained that the agreement was later conveyed to Governor Akeredolu who consented and granted the Acting Chief Judge the authority to overhaul the state judiciary system, which is perceived to be bloated in size.

“These cabals about three of them but [whose names] I don’t want to mention are among the State High Court Judges that sold the idiotic ideas of sacking/suspending the magistrates and staff attorneys to Governor Akeredolu,” he said.

It was gathered that those judges then fled the state and did not resume activities on Monday following the end of the long vacation.

A top female judiciary staff in the State Ministry of Justice who confirmed the latest developments in a telephone chat with SaharaReporters at the weekend also claimed that the sacking of the magistrates was deliberately done to reduce the population strength of the judiciary.

She added that the sacking was also plotted by the three judges in the judiciary to divert the funds being used in paying the magistrates salaries into taking care of the senior high court judges in the state.

She also stated that some recently-appointed High Court judges have not been inaugurated because state authorities claim the little money available is being spent on salaries.

And while it is the tradition that serving state judges receive a befitting accommodation, at least a Prado Toyota Jeep and a wardrobe allowance, none has been given under the present government.

“Aside this, the allocation to the judiciary is not enough and the wardrobe allowance for the judges is being reduced,” the source said.

“So, they concluded with the governor that the only way out is to chase away some people because of the too many appointments in the
magistrates that is taking much money.”

Also speaking to our correspondent, an executive member of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) in the state, speaking on the condition of anonymity, revealed that the sacking of the magistrates was hatched between the governor and the leadership of the judiciary.

He wondered why some judges in the state judiciary are now coming out to expose irregularities in the appointments of some magistrates and senior registrars in the service of the judiciary.

“If you visit the probity registry now, all the staff there have been transferred to different places, this is the section in the judiciary that handles the issues relating to property and it is just like the NNPC of the service.”

He also revealed that the new rule in the judiciary is that the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) must be the body that would recommend the magistrates for appointment and employment.

“It is true that many of them (magistrates) are receiving their sack letters but some of them were not outrightly sacked, but suspended, as the procedure that brought them into the system as claimed is too faulty and improper,” he said, adding that the real question now is where the so-called ‘almighty senior judges’ where when the magistrates now being fired were being employed in the first place, or during the last administration.

SaharaReporters has also discovered that despite the outcry in the state judiciary, Mr. Akeredolu has not officially constituted the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), which is saddled with investigating the appointment of the magistrates.

Confirming our findings, a legal practitioner in the Ondo State High Court said the JSC would have been in the best position to review all the appointments if it had been constituted in accordance with the law.

The lawyer, who also pleaded anonymity, however faulted the action of the state government, arguing that the judiciary, under the Acting Chief Judge, is being used as an instrument for political vendetta against those opposed to the current administration.

“If the state government plans to take actions against them it should be through the JSC, which is not yet officially constituted by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu,” he said.

“Because, it is the Ondo State JSC which was put in place by former governor Mimiko that gave the magistrates appointment letters and now you are [tactically] dismissing them from the judiciary service.”

He expressed the view that since Governor Akeredolu has not constituted the JSC, it means the government under his control is bending the rules by not following the laws of dismissing the magistrates.

Several sources confirmed that other magistrates in the judiciary are planning to protest and show solidarity over the sudden disengagement of their colleagues.

SaharaReporters learned that the leadership of the Magistrates Association of Nigeria, which is on tour of the state, planned to see the governor on the issue, but cancelled after being informed about his trip to the US with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Source: ( Sahara Reports )

Posted: Sep 20, 2017


Crystal Palace manager, Roy Hodgson secured his first victory as  they beat Premier League rivals Huddersfield in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

Bakary Sako scored the only goal of the game – Hodgson’s second in charge of the Eagles – with a first-half header.

Defender Pape Souare came on to make his first appearance for the Eagles since breaking his thighbone and jaw in a horrific car crash last September.

Huddersfield had chances to equalise in the second half but Palace held on.

Florent Hadergjonaj, who made his first start for Huddersfield at right-back, created a chance for Elias Kachunga, and Tom Ince also had a shot saved shortly before half-time.

Palace held firm, however, thanks largely to centre-back Mamadou Sakho, making his first start since joining the club on a permanent basis on transfer deadline day.

According to the BBC, the victory signifies progression from Palace, who were beaten 3-0 by the same opponents on the opening day of the season.

But Hodgson’s biggest test remains in the Premier League, where Palace are yet to score a goal or secure a point.

Predecessor Frank de Boer’s only victory in his five games as manager came against Ipswich in the previous round of this competition.

Source: ( BBC Sports )

Posted: Sep 20, 2017


A manhunt has been launched by the the Kogi Police Command for killers of an expatriate, his police orderly and driver on Lokoja-Ajaokuta road on Sept. 16.

This was confirmed by the command’s Public Relation Officer, ASP William Aya who confirmed this to newsmen on Monday in Lokoja said that the expatriate was traveling with the other victims when they ran into a roadblock mounted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.

He said that the police orderly resisted the attempt to kidnap the white man and this led to a gun duel between him and the kidnappers.

According to Aya, the gunmen were able to kill the policeman, the white man and his driver on the spot before the arrival of a nearby police patrol team.

“The gunmen on sighting the police patrol team also opened fire on them and in the process inflicted serious gun injuries on some policemen,” he said.

Aya said that the perpetrators of the dastardly act will be fished out and be made to face the full wrath of the law.

Source: ( PM News )

Posted: Sep 20, 2017


Barcelona continued their 100 percent start in Laliga 2017/18 season, the main man of the game against Eibar on Tuesday night was Lionel Messi as he scored four goals to lead Barcelona to a crushing 6-1 win over Eibar

 Barca coach Ernesto Valverde was without the injured Ousmane Dembele after the club’s record signing was ruled out for up to four months with a torn hamstring and he opted to rest several regulars such as Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic, but that mattered little as Messi stepped up and produced an irresistible performance.

Barca were actually quite sluggish during the early exchanges, but they soon clicked into gear broke the deadlock, as Messi stylishly converted a penalty 20 minutes in to take his 2017 tally to 40 goals in as many games.

Paulinho, making his first LaLiga start, then answered his critics again just before the break, heading in Barcelona’s second of the contest to add to his winning goal at Getafe on Saturday.

Denis Suarez got Barca’s first at Getafe and he followed Paulinho’s lead in scoring for the second successive game with a smart finish inside the near post early in the second half, just a few moments before Sergi Enrich pulled one back.

But Messi then stepped up, scoring twice in quick succession to blow Eibar away and complete his hat-trick – his second of the season after putting three past Espanyol.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was not done there as he added a sixth three minutes from the end to leave Eibar on the end of a truly emphatic hammering.

Source: ( PM News )

Posted: Sep 20, 2017


Former President Goodluck Jonathan and the Federal Government have disagreed on the planned military operation in the South-South and the South-West codenamed Operation Crocodile Smile.

Jonathan, who spoke on Tuesday, believed it was an anomaly for soldiers to be deployed for internal security, a responsibility that is meant for the police, saying the deployment of troops internally was to intimidate the citizens.

But the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, countered the former President, arguing that under the past administration, headed by Jonathan, soldiers were deployed in Onitsha, where 16 persons were reportedly killed.

Jonathan criticised his successor, President Muhammadu Buhari, for planning to extend the military show of force to the South-South and the South-West.

Jonathan said this in a Facebook post on Tuesday which was signed on his behalf by his aide, Reno Omokri.

Jonathan stated, “However, we want to advise the Buhari administration, which has announced plans to extend the military show of force to the South-South and the South-West through Operation Crocodile Smile, to thread with caution.

“Nigeria is no longer under military rule. In a democracy, you separate the military from the police. The military is not meant to fight criminality within a nation because they are trained to fight a nation’s external enemies.

“It is the police that are trained to fight crime internally. When the military starts doing the job of the police and starts fighting or doing what they call a ‘show of force’, the effect will not be to reduce crime. The effect will be to intimidate people.”

Jonathan also lambasted the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, for saying the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra started because of the change of administration in 2015.

Mohammed had said looters and disgruntled elements in the opposition were the chief sponsors of IPOB.

The ex-President said, “The insinuations in the press conference given by Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Sunday, accusing the opposition of sponsoring the IPOB and the fact that he mentioned that Nnamdi Kanu preached Nigerian unity during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan is another clear indication that the present administration has not left propaganda mode for proper agenda mode two and a half years into its tenure.

“If the government, in which Lai Mohammed serves, knows which opposition members are sponsoring IPOB, then it should identify them, arrest them and then prosecute them.”

Jonathan wondered if Senate President Bukola Saraki, who is a member of the All Progressives Congress, could be said to be a sponsor of IPOB since he had come out to say the proscription of the group was illegal.

While commending the South-East governors for their efforts in restoring peace, Jonathan said Mohammed had no moral right to cast aspersions as the minister had once criticised him for declaring Boko Haram a terrorist group.

He added, “It is our suspicion that Lai Mohammed is talking from history seeing as he criticised the Jonathan government for banning Boko Haram in a statement he released on June 10, 2013, even though the Jonathan government had gone through due process before proscribing that murderous sect.”

However, Mohammed berated Jonathan for criticising the planned deployment of soldiers in the South-West and South-South as part of a military operation code-named ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’.

Mohammed told reporters during a telephone interview on Monday that Jonathan lacked the moral right to criticise the deployment of soldiers having done so many times during his five-year administration.

The minister said in June 2012, Jonathan deployed soldiers, policemen and operatives of the Department of State Services in Onitsha, Anambra State, which led to the death of 16 members of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra.

He said during the deadly raid, 83 MASSOB members were injured while 500 others, including women, were arrested.

Mohammed added, “Ordinarily, I would not want to take issue with the former President but ask him who he deployed in Onitsha in June of 2012 if not soldiers, men of the DSS and policemen. At the end of that deadly raid, 16 MASSOB members were killed while 83 were injured.

“More than 500 others including women were arrested. The information is available on the Internet. A simple Google search will bring out the information.”

He said he never accused Jonathan of sponsoring IPOB, but merely stated that the activities of IPOB were not as pronounced during the Jonathan era.

“Is it not a fact that under President Jonathan, Kanu led a demonstration in London promoting the peace and unity of Nigeria? Isn’t the video all over the Internet?” the minister asked.”

Posted: Sep 20, 2017


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission opened a fresh probe into how the Paris Club loan refund was spent in Bauchi, Delta, Cross River and Nasarawa states.

The Federal Government had in January released N522bn to the 36 states of the federation after the state governments had submitted their claims of over-deductions for external debt service arising between 1995 and 2002 to the Federal Government due to the First Line Charge deductions from Federation Account Allocation Committee allocations.

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum was said to have taken about five per cent of the total money under the pretext that it was being used to pay some financial consultants.

However, the EFCC discovered that after the monies were finally paid into the accounts of the states, some governors allegedly made fresh deductions again under the pretext that they had to pay more consultants at the state level.

A detective at the EFCC said, “After paying consultants from the NGF account, the states shared the money among themselves. Rather than use these monies in paying salaries and pensions, some of the governors diverted funds by paying more consultants at the state level. So, we are investigating Bauchi, Delta, Nasarawa and Cross River states.”

The commission has also arrested a consultant with Mountain Crest Investment Limited for allegedly receiving $3m from the NGF.

The source told our correspondent that the commission had applied for the forfeiture of N1.2bn which had been frozen in the account of another consultant, Melrose General Services Limited, which received payment from the NGF.

The source added, “When the Federal Government released N522bn as the first tranche of the Paris Club loan refund, the governors under the aegis of the NGF, paid monies into the accounts of about four consultants.

“Melrose General Services received N3.5bn. We were able to recover N220m while another N1.2bn found in one of the accounts has been frozen. We have applied to the courts for an interim forfeiture order.

“The NGF also paid $3m into the account of Mountain Crest. Mountain Crest also transferred $1m to the account of Gosh Project Limited. We arrested the head of the company and he was not even able to explain the services he rendered. We strongly believe that he was a front for one of the governors.”

The EFCC source told our correspondent that $.5m had been recovered from Gosh Projects while N100m which was invested in treasury bills will also be recovered from the company.

Source: Punch

Posted: Sep 19, 2017


The Chairman of Capital Oil, Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah, has said only the court will determine the authentic candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State.

Ubah, at a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, insisted that Mr. Oseloka Obaze did not emerge through a transparent, free and fair primary.

Below is an excerpt of his press release:

As a loyal member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and one who stood by the party through thick and thin, my love for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot be questioned. My immense contributions to the cause of the party, most especially during the last Presidential and General elections through the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria cannot be overemphasized. In the same vein, anyone who has a thorough understanding of Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah can attest to the fact that I am a man of uncommon national vision and passion for the development of the nation and general good of the masses, especially the less privileged. It is the burden of the developmental needs of Anambra state and my burning desire to meet and exceed the expectations of Anambrarians that has relentlessly driven me to contest for the Governorship position of Anambra state. However, until constitutional amendments are made, one is constrained to contest for such position under a party structure. In my case, which better party to contest other than the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a party I invested heavily and unreservedly in. To my mind, the PDP represents a substantial platform with which I could use to transform Anambra state to an enviable prosperous status for the general well-being of its citizenry.

Regrettably, the recently concluded Anambra PDP Governorship Primary election conducted on August 28th, 2017 was all but a show of shame as it was marred by obvious irregularities, leaving little to be desired and more questions than answers from the relevant authorities and party officials.

At best, to any discerning mind, the primary election was a perfection of a preconceived orchestrated plot by His Excellency, the Governor of Rivers State and His Excellency, the Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi alongside selected cabal members of the several committees for this election set up by PDP to rob well-meaning Anambrarians off their earnest yearning for a candidate and eventual Governor with a robust pedigree and a time-tested proof of love for the people.

On the 21st of August, 2017, we all gathered in our various wards to elect 3 ad-hoc delegates per ward to constitute those who were going to vote at the scheduled PDP Anambra State Governorship Primary Elections which was slated to be conducted on the 26th of August, 2017 but later postponed to 28th of August, 2017. We all did our homework and it was a successful event duly monitored by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the relevant law enforcement agencies. The results were compiled and transmitted to the National Headquarters INEC who monitored the elections.

To my greatest dismay and in tandem with the sinister plans of those who were saddled with the responsibility of ensuring a free and fair ad-hoc ward delegate election and consequently, primary election, the list of delegates were hoarded, starving aspirants of the most important tool needed for the campaign to commence. While waiting for the list from the party, I wrote to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) requesting for certified true copies of the ad hoc ward delegate election they had monitored. This request was granted and certified true copies of the elected delegates were made available to me and I started reaching out to these delegates.

However, things became complicated soon. Barely 48 hours to the Primary election, during a stakeholders meeting chaired by the Governor of Ebonyi State, Gov. Dave Umahi (chairman of the Primary Election Committee), several reservations were made by Senator Stella Oduah, Dr. Alex Obiogbolu, Prince John Emeka, my humble self (Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah) amongst a host of others which includes PDP Stakeholder, Elder Linus Ukachukwu, Members of the House of Representatives, Hon. Emeka Anohu, Hon. Eucharia Azodo, Hon. Obinna Chidoka and others about the manner in which the ad hoc ward delegate election was conducted by Governor Nyesom Wike and his committee members. Complaints were also made citing the hoarding of the said delegate list even after the so called Primary Election as the aspirants had no idea if the delegates selected by the Wike-led committee are the authentic delegates to participate in the Primary Election as observed by INEC.

In view of this, all the aspirants but Mr. Oseloka Obaze condemned the entire process and requested that the Primary Election be stepped down as the party was clearly not ready owing to the time the list was made available to aspirants which was the night of Saturday, 26th of August 2017 for an election scheduled to be conducted on Monday, 28th of August, 2017, giving aspirants less than 48hours to tour round Anambra State canvassing for votes.

In spite of the misgivings expressed about the process leading to the election, the Governor Dave Umahi-led committee, acting true to type, threw caution to the wind, completely ignored the calls for the primary election to be stepped down and decided to go ahead with the exercise which eventually ended up on a dramatic note. As a result, four aspirants including Prince John Emeka, Mr. Akolisa Ofodile, Sen. Stella Oduah and Linda Ikpeazu withdrew from the race on account of an alleged plot to impose a particular candidate on the vast majority of party loyalists in Anambra State.

On Sunday, 27th of August, 2017, when the list was published, it was totally different from the list INEC had certified and made available to me. Unfortunately, there was no-one to complain to.

While four aspirants withdrew, I decided to continue with the Primary Election in the face of the obvious reality that I had been shortchanged in order to afford myself the locus to question the credibility of the Primary Election legally and otherwise.

On Monday, 28th of August, 2017, during the Primary Election, their sinister plans started to unfold. It was discovered that the list provided by Governor Nyesom Wike and his committee members through Governor Dave Umahi was totally different from the list certified by INEC. This list was also different from the list which was pasted and given to the aspirants by PDP. Following this flawed process, there were many complaints of accredited delegates being sidelined, replacing them with a new set of delegates. This glaring racket caused by the Dave Umahi-led committee saw a majority of the accredited delegates tear gassed and thrown into a state of confusion as well as disenfranchised. This sinister move caused a heavy distraction in the process and allowed those who were not in the INEC certified delegate list be smuggled in and manipulated to vote for an aspirant who was imposed on them by Peter Obi.

Available evidence has also revealed their insincerity and disingenuity, particularly in the counting of the votes. On one occasion, the lady counting can be heard jumping from 655 to 666 while counting. One begins to wonder how the total votes were still able to sum up to 956 which as they said, was the total number of valid votes cast without producing an excess of 10 votes in the total summation. What is the source of the additional result sheet which Governor Dave Umahi brought out from his pocket (as can be shown in electronic evidence available to me)? These questions have remained unanswered till date.

The most unfortunate part of the whole charade was the manner in which the Electoral Panel which was duty-bound to listen and attend to all complaints associated with the process hurriedly left the venue when I began to make my reservations about the fraudulent process known without giving due audience and attention to my protest. At that point, I believe it was clearly evident to Nigerians that they were all acting a script as Governor Dave Umahi and co. were running away to avoid further embarrassment as I also requested to be given the opportunity to inspect the ballot papers on which the said votes were cast.

It is also pertinent to state that Mr. Oseloka Obaze is not qualified to contest in the Anambra State Governorship Primary Election as he did not get the requisite waiver from the Party owing to the fact that he had just been in the party for 4 months as against the mandatory requirement of being a party member for at least 2 years as enshrined in the party constitution. Former Governor Peter Obi in conjunction with Gov. Nyesom Wike, imposed an unpopular candidate on the delegates. Sadly, an election which was supposed to provide a level playing field for all seven aspirants cleared for the race turned to a dance of shame.

All these represent the greatest act of impunity bearing in mind the fact that the party had began to gain sympathy from Nigerians. It is highly embarrassing that the National Working Committee allowed themselves to be used by a group of people to perpetuate such grave anomalies. Clearly, what happened on Monday, 28th of August 2017 cannot qualify as a PDP primary election for a Governorship candidate to contest the Anambra State Gubernatorial elections of 18th November, 2017.

It is worthy to note that, being a loyal party member, I have adhered to and allowed the internal resolution mechanism of the party do its duty before coming out to air my grievances as I have not made any press statement prior to the robbery and injustice served to me and other aspirants by the National Working Committee and the PDP Anambra Governorship Primary Election Appeal Panel. It has become important for me to voice my discontent at the whole process as the National Working Committee led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi, against their good conscience decided to also overrule the report and recommendations of the Appeal Panel and uphold the so-called Primary Election. As was earlier asked by a group who condemned the elections: "If Osun State could get it right under Senator Ali Modu Sherrif by electing a Senator without rancor, why would Anambra State get it wrong under Ahmed Makarfi? Why must PDP allow the party to die because of Mr. Peter Obi who is the alleged man in the middle of this acrimony?"

The unlawful process that took place on the 28th of August, 2017 in the guise of Primary Election has not only jettisoned the appropriate electoral college, it has also jettisoned the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, the Electoral Act 2010, the Constitution of the PDP 2012 and the PDP Electoral Guidelines as amended. It is a total illegality, nullity, sham and an insult to the sensibilities of every faithful PDP member natonwide, right-thinking Anambrarian and by extension, Nigerian.

In the quest for justice, I submit myself to fight this illegality and injustice for my sake as well as that of anyone who aspires to contest under the party's platform and I hope that justice will prevail in the end. I will, in subsequent media chats and as things unfold, reveal more information on the sham and complete illegality that was tagged a Primary election conducted by the PDP.

God bless the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)!

God bless Anambra State!

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria!


Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah

Posted: Sep 19, 2017


On Tuesday, the Nigerian Air Force announced that it had taken part in the current Operation Python Dance in the South-East and had its fighter jet deployed in the region.

The NAF said its act of “air assets” to the operation is established  on a demand by the army and in line with its constitutional mandate to secure national peace and security.

Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, said the Alpha Jet was deployed and would act from the air force 115 Special Operations Group, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

He said, “In line with its commitment to national peace and security, the air force has deployed some of its air assets, including the Alpha Jet aircraft, to its 115 Special Operations Group in Port Harcourt, to support the ongoing Nigerian Army’s Exercise Egwu Eke II.

“The essence of the deployment is to provide the necessary air cover for the ground troops to enhance overall operational cohesion and efficiency. The wide expanse of the exercise area and the request by the Nigerian Army for close air support made the involvement of the NAF inevitable.

“The deployment of the air assets in support of the Nigerian Army is thus in fulfilment of one of the constitutional mandates of the NAF.

Posted: Sep 19, 2017


Rapper, Wiz Khalifa and his beautiful Brazilian girlfriend Izabela Guedes hosted a party at the Medusa Lounge in Atlanta over the weekend.

The cute couple who looked stunning for the gig partied in the VIP section for about an hour before they left the venue.

Wiz who shares a son with his ex-girlfriend Amber Rose started dating Izabela about 6 months ago.

On September 24, 2014, it was announced that Rose would be filing for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences"

And he’s back in love again but with a new wag!

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Posted: Sep 19, 2017


The self-acclaimed Nigerian male Barbie doll, today took to Instagram to brag about being gathered by Nigerian police officers, a notification he was sending his haters that he’s on top of his game.

He wrote: ‘Am not their mate Bobrisky is classy, and intelligent ' Am on top of my game no time for shit. I have three securities two policemen 'guilding' (guarding) my house ?. I don't make friends cos I don't need them.

Posted: Sep 19, 2017


Former Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Yusuf Bomoi, has died. The former NYSC boss died after a brief illness on Monday, September 18th.

The NYSC scheme mourned DG saying,

“Brigadier General Bomoi was the 13th Director-General who served from October 2004 to January 2009 and was credited with many achievements, especially his humane disposition to the welfare of corps members and staff

“Equally unforgettable were his unparalleled administrative skills in running the affairs of the NYSC as the Director General.

“His death is a great loss not only to the immediate family, but also the NYSC family and the rest of the nation.

“Our thoughts are with his loved ones even as we pray to Almighty Allah to grant him eternal rest, and comfort them in this moment of grief.

“May his soul rest in peace,”‎ it stated.

Posted: Sep 19, 2017


 American rapper, songwriter and actress shared her nude photo via Instagram, but it has since been removed! 

See the unclad photo below.

Azealia Amanda Banks was born May 31, 1991. Raised in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, Banks began releasing music through MySpace in 2008, eventually being signed to XL Recordings at age 17.

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After releasing her debut single "212", she secured a recording contract with interscope and Polydor Records, and later released her first extended play 1991 (2012).

Banks' debut studio album Broke with Expensive Taste experienced several delays since its initial announcement before being released in 2014.In 2016, she released the mixtape Slay-Z. Her second album is due to be released on October 31, 2017. Banks' outspoken views and controversial social media presence have been the subject of media scrutiny throughout her career.

Posted: Sep 19, 2017


Lt. General Tukur Buratai, The Chief of Army Staff says the Defence Headquarters did not declare the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB a terrorist organization in the country. The Army Chief said this while speaking during the official launch of Operation Python Dance II in Abakaliki in Ebonyi state today September 18th.

According to the Buratai, what the Defence Headquarters did was a pronouncement on IPOB but the statement by the defence headquarters gave room for the Federal government to take the right steps against the secessionist group. He stressed that the military has not gone beyond its boundaries which is the protection of lives and properties in the country.

"You have to get it very clear. First of all, what the Defence Headquarters did was to make pronouncement. It wasn’t a declaration per se. But this has given room for the right step to be taken. I think the government is doing the right thing" he said

Last Friday, the Director Defence Information, Major General John Enenche, released a statement in which he said that after serious analysis, the Armed Forces confirms IPOB to be a militant terrorist organization.

"From the foregoing, the Armed Forces of Nigeria wishes to confirm to the general public that IPOB from all intent, plan and purpose as analysed, is a militant terrorist organisation. Therefore, parents and particularly unsuspecting residents of the South East and other Nigerians should advice their wards to desist from joining the group. The Defence Headquarters restates its commitment to handling all the security challenges in the Country and further assures all Nigerians of the protection of lives and property" the statement in part read

Posted: Sep 19, 2017


Pop Diva, Beyonce showed off her imposing post-pregnancy body anew two months after welcoming twins, Rumi and Sir with husband Jay-Z.

In photos she posted on Instagram Monday night, the 36-year old singer showcased her curves in very tight pink trousers which she paired with a blue and pink floral-patterned blouse with heels.

On July 13, 2017, Beyoncé uploaded the first image of herself and the twins onto her Instagram account, confirming their birth date as a month prior, on June 13, 2017 and the names Rumi and Sir Carter. The twins were born at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in California. Rumi, the daughter, was born before Sir, the son.

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Posted: Sep 19, 2017


A relative of the 18 and 17-year-old Nigerian couple who got married in Abia State last weekend has shared why the viral wedding between the young couple held.

The elder sister to the young groom has however shut haters up as she says she cannot understand why people can not just be happy for others.

She shared the couple’s photo and wrote:

“Its really a surprise that some people that appreciate good things….its Neva a crime or an abomination to marry young….my brother and the lady I call my sister because she was like one …

Their love story was Neva on any financial background, pregnancy or even the only son story people imagined…it was a good consent from both parents that their marriage was achieved… I thank Lord for their story because God has ordained it Cus if not they wud not come together…

I cudnt make it to their wedding due to personal reason but I was with them in other means….

So I will thank Lord little beginnings yield great result…so I wish them so much joy, hapiness and God blessings upon them. Amen” (sic)

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Posted: Sep 19, 2017


As he continues to reap the rewards of his lucrative win over Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather has started live luxuriously in his newly acquired $26million mansion in Beverly Hills.

The retired boxer who made $300 million from his Conor McGregor fight shared photos of him relaxing in the 15,000 square French Modern home.

The 40-year-old also showed off his amazing storage room for wine in bottles.

The mansion which boasts of six bedrooms features a formal dining room with 10 sets of French doors, along with a paneled library and a family room featuring a cocktail bar and others.

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Posted: Sep 19, 2017


The Magistrate Court sitting in Aba, Abia State has remanded seven suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in prison for the alleged murder of a police officer and possession of dangerous weapons.

The defendants, Chinonso Ude, 30; Maduabuchi Echereodo, 25; Ukochukwu Ikechukwu, 32; Okechukwu Daniel, 20; Ifeanyi Sunday, 33; Okezie Jeremiah, 26; Chizuruoke Nwazuo, 27, and others now at large, were on Monday arraigned on a 12-count charge bothering on murder, possession of dangerous weapons, arson, kidnapping, membership of IPOB and conspiracy.

The charge read in part: “that you Chinonso Ude and others on the 14th day of September, 2017 at Ariaria in Aba North Magisterial District did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit: use of offensive weapons or explosives.

“And thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 10 (1) (C) of the Abia State Prohibition of Terrorism, Kidnapping, Hostage Taking, Use of Offensive Weapons or Explosives and other Threatening Behaviour Law No. 10 of 2009.”

The prosecutor, ASP Gabriel Ogbonna, said that on Sept. 15, 2017, they also allegedly conspired and murdered one ASP Cyril Nwosu at Ariaria.

According to the prosecutor, they committed murder, arson, kidnapping, causing breach of peace, burning of vehicles and destruction of property of the police and belonged to IPOB, a proscribed organisation.

Mr. Charles Onuchukwu, counsel to Ude, Echerodo and Okezie, argued that the court lacked jurisdiction to hear murder, kidnapping and terrorism cases.

He urged the court to delete the three offences and grant his clients bail, but the court opposed the application, stating that the court has powers to direct the action to be taken in the given circumstance.

In his ruling, Magistrate Ogbonna Adiele, ordered the remand of the accused persons in Aba Federal Prison and adjourned the matter until Sept. 27, for ruling.

Posted: Sep 19, 2017


Football ace, Cristiano Ronaldo stripped down to his pants for his CR7 sexiest underwear campaign.

In partnership with Scandinavian manufacturer JBS Textile Group and the New York fashion designer Richard Chai, Ronaldo co-designed a range of underwear and sock line, released in November 2013.

He later expanded his CR7 fashion brand by launching a line of premium shirts and shoes by July 2014. In June 2015, Ronaldo announced that he would be releasing his own fragrance by the end of the year, in a partnership with Eden Parfums.

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Posted: Sep 19, 2017


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo, were present at his brother’s  ( Akinlolu Osinbajo) conferment ceremony as SAN which held at the Supreme Court, Abuja today 18th September. See more photos below:

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Posted: Sep 19, 2017


A fierce brawl between two couples was captured at a New Jersey Walmart on Saturday, as their children watched and attempted to break the fight.

In the video below, the two men can be seen exchanging blows near the jewelry section in the store on Springfield Road in Union, as their wives brawl at the same time.

As dozens of customers looked on, a concerned woman can also be seen trying to stop the chaos between the two women while their two young children attempted to intervene.

The men were later separated by Walmart employees who intervened to ensure peace at the store.

Walmart spokesman Charles Crowson told NJ Advance Media on Monday that it's unclear what caused the dispute between the couple.

"We cannot definitively say why the fight broke out, the group scattered so quickly" that police were ultimately not called."

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Posted: Sep 19, 2017


American professional wrestler and manager, Raymond Louis Heenan, better known as Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, has died aged 72.

Heenan who was best known as the showman manager of 1980s and 90s stars such as Andre the Giant, Angelo Poffo, Guy Mitchell, the Valiant Brothers, Nick Bockwinkel, Jesse Ventura and later as a commentator in the WWF/WWE franchise, died Saturday after a long battle with throat cancer.Image title

His death was first announced on Sunday by fellow WWE commentator Jim Ross "The news of Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan's passing today gutted me. I loved our time together. No one ever did it better than the Wease." He tweeted.

Since his death was announced WWE celebrities have been paying tribute on social media.

Heenan who was born on the 1st of November 1944, is survived by his wife Cynthia, whom he married in 1976, their daughter, Jessica, and his grandson Austin.

Posted: Sep 18, 2017


Hillary Clinton in an exclusive interview with CNN on Wednesday says it is time to abolish the Electoral College as she explained why she lost the 2016 election.

Clinton, in the interview said, 'I think it needs to be eliminated. I'd like to see us move beyond it, yes'.

Clinton won the 2016 popular vote by nearly 3 million votes, but Trump won the Electoral College, a body of 538 members who select the president based on the popular vote in each state, meaning the person who gets the most votes nationally doesn't necessarily win the election.

The Electoral College is just one external factor Clinton blames for her loss to Trump in her newly released memoir, "What Happened."

Clinton also blames former FBI director, James Comey for his "rash" involvement in the election, Russian President Vladimir Putin for directing operatives to meddle in the election and apathetic voters who only got engaged once the election was over and Trump had won. She also blames herself in the book, writing that she did not fully understand the American electorate and failed to understand with the anger that animated Trump.

Posted: Sep 18, 2017


The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said military’s declaration of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) as a “militant and terrorist organization” was constitutional, as against Senate President Bukola Saraki’s claim.

Recall that Saraki had said on Monday that “the categorisation of the group [IPOB] as a terrorist organisation by the Nigerian military is unconstitutional and did not follow due process.”

But Buratai, at the ongoing 2nd and 3rd COAS Quarterly conference in Abuja on Monday, countered the Senate President after he said Army’s declaration of IPOB as terrorist group was legal.

The COAS equally denied reports that the Nigerian Army was under political pressure when it made the declaration.

“You see you said political pressure, you should understand the context by which the Nigerian Army is operating,” he told journalists.

“The Nigerian Army is part of the political consideration in the democratic system. It is part of the democratic process, is a product of the democratic governance you know the military.

“We are not receiving any pressure; we are doing what the constitution has provided constitutionally for us and our responsibilities.

“So we are not under any pressure whatsoever. Whatever…we will refer him back to the constitution. There are several provisions that give us those responsibilities and also to carry out such task as duly assigned by the government or by the constituted authority. Be rest assured that we don’t have any other role that is outside the constitution.

“As regards the proscription, this is what I have to say: the Federal government will take a final decision on that. There are guidelines as provided in the Act on the terrorism Act and am sure the relevant government agencies will take appropriate the steps whether to arrest or whether to do any other actions and we will receive the appropriate directives from the authorities,” said the COAS.

Posted: Sep 18, 2017


At least 15 people were killed on Monday when two suicide bombers struck civilians receiving aid in Borno state, a rescue worker and a member of the civilian militia told AFP.

“There were twin suicide explosions at 11:10 am in Mashalari village (near Konduga), which killed 15 and left 43 others injured,” a rescue worker said in an account backed by Babakura Kolo, from the Civilian Joint Task Force.

“It happened during aid distribution by an NGO, when people had gathered to receive donations,” he said

“Twelve minutes later, another bomber struck, but luckily only she died.”

The rescue worker said both bombers were women but did not specify which NGO was distributing aid.

Nigeria has been battling Islamic sect Boko Haram for about 7 years now.

The group whose name means, “Western education is forbidden” has killed more than 20,000 people and displaced more than 2.4 million.

Posted: Sep 18, 2017


A Nigerian soldier, Charles Sea, who is presently in the war front fighting Boko Haram, shared these photos of the grave in which he sleeps and wakes up every morning. He wrote

"Happy Sunday friends and my dear good people of God, thank God I made it today again in land of the living, from this grave I woke every morning to carry out my daily duty". May God bless all our soldiers.

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Posted: Sep 18, 2017


The European leg of Lady Gaga's "Joanne World Tour" has been postponed as the singer battles with health issues.

In a statement posted on the promoter's site, Live Nation revealed that the portion of the tour that was set to begin September 21, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain, and conclude on October 28 in Koln, Germany, has been postponed until 2018.

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The statement reads, 'Lady Gaga is suffering from severe physical pain that has impacted her ability to perform. She remains under the care of expert medical professionals who recommended the postponement earlier today. Lady Gaga is devastated that she has to wait to perform for her European fans. She plans to spend the next seven weeks proactively working with her doctors to heal from this and past traumas that still affect her daily life, and result in severe physical pain in her body. She wants to give her fans the best version of the show she built for them when the tour resumes'.

Gaga recently opened up about her struggles with fibromyalgia, a chronic musculoskeletal disease that causes pain and can also leave those suffering from it battling fatigue, headaches and insomnia.

Posted: Sep 18, 2017


Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said the declaration by the Nigerian military that the Indigenous People of Biafra is a terrorist organization is unconstitutional.

He also said the ban placed on the group’s activities by the South-East governors did not follow due process.

In a statement on Monday, Saraki said the National Assembly will investigate the crisis in the South-East.

However, Saraki was quick to commend the military for maintaining the peace in the South-East, but added that their declaration of the group as a terrorist organization was unconstitutional.

“I also wish to state that the announcement of the proscription of the group known as Indigenous People of Biafra by Governors of the South-East states and the categorization of the group as a ‘terrorist organization’ by the Nigerian military is unconstitutional and does not follow due process," he said. 

“Our laws make clear provisions for taking such actions, and without the due process being followed, such declaration cannot have an effect. I am sure the President will do the needful by initiating the right process."

“This will go a long way in demonstrating to the world at large that we are a country that operates by laid down process under every circumstance. So, those who have been hammering on this point should maintain their cool," he added. 

“Following the clash between the military and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), I hereby call for calm and restraint by all Nigerians so that we would all jointly find the right solution to the current problem rather than worsening the crisis."

“Our brothers and sisters in the South-East, in particular, should continue to maintain peace and tranquillity and go about their lawful businesses. This crisis will not benefit anybody but would only expose innocent people to unwarranted danger."

The Senate President commended all outside the South-East who had worked to ensure that the crisis did not spread to other parts of the country.

Posted: Sep 18, 2017


Chester Bennington seemed to be in good spirit with his family less than two days before he committed suicide.

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She captioned the video saying "This is what depression looked like to us just 36 hrs b4 his death. He loved us SO much & we loved him."

Chester Bennington hanged himself on the 20th of July at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County.

Posted: Sep 18, 2017


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He celebrated his 39th birthday last week, maybe this is birthday comedy.

Posted: Sep 18, 2017


A 65-year-old hunter, Clement Etila Ekele, has been arrested for murder in Kogi State after killing his 45-year-old younger brother, Monday Ekele, who he allegedly mistook for a monkey.

It was gathered that on that fateful day, July 16, at Ikaka village in Ibaji Local Government Area of the state, the deceased went to the farm about 5.00am. Three hours later, about 8.00am, Clement also went to the farm with his double barrel gun.

According to his statement, Clement said he saw a monkey on a tree and shot it. The monkey fell down. When he ran to the foot of the tree to pick up the monkey, Clement said that what he saw was the dead body of his brother.

Speaking to The Sun at headquarters of the Kogi State police command, where he has been detained while investigation into the matter is in progress, Clement, said:

"I hunt for monkeys. I have never had any misunderstanding with my younger brother, Monday Ekele.

On that day, he went to the farm before me. Later I also went to the farm with my gun. There, I saw a monkey on the tree. I shot the monkey but when I wanted to carry the dead monkey, it changed into my younger brother. I didn’t know what came over me; I couldn’t understand myself. I ran back to the village and I started drinking beer and rejoicing.

Later, I told my friend Anthony that I shot my younger brother dead.”

"The gods I worship failed me because I refused to perform certain sacrificial rites. They became angry with me; I have been a hunter for years, I never shot anybody. Why must I kill my own brother? We live together, our houses are opposite each other. I have been having misunderstanding with the people in my community. They only envy me.”

One of the villagers Ali Ibrahim, who spoke to Sunday Sun said that the suspect, Clement, believed so much in charms and had been terrorizing the villagers with his prowess in diabolic practice.

“When we heard that he shot his brother, Monday, who was the chairman of the vigilance group. Before this incident happened, he would always threaten to deal with anybody that crossed his path. He often carried out the threat. So he has been a terror to us. People in our village were so afraid of him, and were under some kind of bondage when he was around. As it is now, we don’t want him to come back to the village again. He has dealt with several of his opponents,” Ibrahim said.

The officer in charge of the Homicide Section, Kogi Police Command, Supol Mohammed Balarabe, disclosed that detectives recovered the dane gun allegedly used by Clement to commit the alleged crime.

Meanwhile, the deceased has been buried while the suspect is awaiting arraignment in court by the police, for murder.

Posted: Sep 18, 2017


Kylie Jenner showed off her boobs in a black see-through lingerie. Her nipples were apparently showing.

Image titleAs of 2017, with over 95 million followers, she is one of the top 10 most followed people on Instagram In 2017, Jenner was placed on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list, making her the youngest person to be featured on the list. On April 11, 2017, it was announced Jenner would star on her own spin-off series, Life of Kylie, which premiered on E! in August 2017.

Posted: Sep 18, 2017


The Federal Government has said politically-disgruntled individuals and treasury looters are sponsoring secession agitators, the Indigenous People of Biafra, to destabilise the country.

It noted that the group served no other purpose than to achieve such inglorious aim.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this on Sunday during a press conference in Lagos.

Mohammed stated, “IPOB is being sponsored by those I will call the coalition of the politically-disgruntled and the treasury looters. They believe that by sponsoring this group to destabilise the country and trigger chaos, they will realise their ambition of escaping justice and then be free to dip their hands into the nation’s treasury again.

“The past few days have been a trying one for Nigeria with the activities of the so-called Indigenous People of Biafra reaching a crescendo and threatening the unity of our dear nation, Nigeria.

“A rag tag mob that calls itself IPOB and its gullible supporters felt they could seize a large swathe of the Nigerian territory, set up parallel military and para-military organisations, mount road blocks and even confront the Nigerian military. Their leader openly solicits weapons and incites hatred and violence.

“Some of the group’s atrocities have been well documented by the military, which has labelled IPOB a terrorist organisation. They include the formation of a Biafra Secret Service, claimed formation of Biafra National Guard, unauthorised blocking of public access roads; extortion of money from innocent civilians at illegal roadblocks, and possession and use of weapons (stones, molotov cocktails, machetes and broken bottles among others) on a military patrol on 10 September 2017.”

The minister alleged that the group engaged in physical confrontation with troops at a checkpoint on September 11, 2017. He noted that during the confrontation, they attempted to snatch soldiers’ rifles and carry out an attack on a military checkpoint on September 12, 2017.

He added, “No nation, not Nigeria, will allow that to happen unchallenged. The fact that Boko Haram festered because it was not decisively tackled by the immediate past administration meant we should never again give room for any organisation to threaten the corporate existence of our country.

“But for its quick and decisive intervention, IPOB could have set the nation on fire. The governors of the states in the South-East have wisely proscribed IPOB. This step, though long overdue, is still commendable,” he stated.

According to him, there is no doubt that the wounds inflicted on the nation’s psyche by the activities of IPOB will take some time to heal.

The minister noted, “But while that happens, Nigerians must understand that IPOB was not set up to fight for the right of anyone or group, but as a tool to destabilise the nation, divert attention from the efforts of the Buhari administration and obliterate the laudable achievements of the administration.

“The activities of IPOB became heightened with the advent of this administration, and have been unrelenting since then. If this is coincidental, then that coincidence is uncanny, at the least. Remember that Nnamdi Kanu, who led a protest at the Nigeria House in London against Boko Haram insurgency and in support of Nigeria’s unity under the Jonathan administration, has suddenly metamorphosed into an IPOB monster, who will rather set the nation ablaze.

“Has anyone wondered why IPOB decided to up the ante, so to say, in its violent campaign immediately it was announced that Nigeria has come out of recession? Now, instead of the government being given the chance to consolidate on that monumental achievement, it is being distracted, and the airwaves have been polluted with the activities of IPOB.”

Besides, he regretted that the good news of the end of recession and its effects were being replaced with headlines about IPOB’s ‘show of shame’.

He added, “The self-imposed IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is the master of hate speech. No one, including the same people whose rights he claimed to be championing, escaped his vitriolic and primitive attacks. We challenge all his sympathisers to scrutinise his incendiary, divisive and inciting speeches, the name calling and the derogatory remarks about the nation’s leaders, and then tell the nation if such do not constitute hate speech.

“Leaders of thought and commentators, who have shown the inclination to accommodate Kanu and his excesses, should say if this is what they expect from someone who wants to lead.

“As the bloodied and battered IPOB staggers around, we must warn the nation against the group’s next line of action, which is to externalise their lies and propaganda. Now they are writing to the governments and the national parliaments of some western nations to give the impression that they are victims of an ethno-sectarian violence orchestrated by the government, hence they need protection. This is a blatant lie.

“It is not in the agenda of this administration to suppress its citizens for whatever reasons. Not even the excesses of some people on the social media have forced the government to do anything that will stifle press freedom or freedom of expression.”

The Federal Government also accused IPOB of engaging in a massive harvesting of gory videos from the past and from other lands to hoodwink the public, and in particular the international community, into believing that its members were victims of state-sponsored violence.

According to the minister, such videos, which have very high emotive quotient, are circulating on the social media.

He said, “We call on all to subject all such videos to the greatest scrutiny so as not to be misled. In particular, we urge the international community not to jump to any conclusion on the basis of such videos.”

Appealing to the media to show restraints at this time, he said reporting issues of IPOB, especially since the military deployed troops in the South-East for its exercise, tagged Operation Python Dance II, had been sensationalised by a section of the media.

Stating that IPOB’s machinations had failed as Nigerians had seen beyond cheap tactics and avoided being incited against one another, he urged Nigerians to remain vigilant and resolute to say no to the incendiary and divisive tendencies of IPOB and its cohorts.

Nobody is sponsoring us, says IPOB

But IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, told The PUNCH on Sunday that the group was not sponsored by any politician.

Powerful explained that the group’s leader had resisted moves by some unnamed politicians to take control of the group.

Insisting that IPOB funds itself, Powerful said, “No single individual or group, including politicians, has the power to sponsor IPOB and the struggle for Biafra independence.

“IPOB is rooted in more than 100 hundred countries in the world today and IPOB sponsors itself, otherwise Nigerian politicians would have turned IPOB (members) into political thugs.

“We know that some politicians want to come in and destroy this noble cause because they want to control IPOB, which Nnamdi Kanu rejected.

“There is no politician that can sponsor IPOB.”

Kanu’s sources of finance verifiable –Friend

Also, a social activist and a personal friend of Kanu, Law Mefor, described the allegations of Mohammed as far-fetched, saying the IPOB leader’s sources of finance were verifiable.

Mefor, who claimed to have visited Kanu in Umuahia not long ago, said people who believed in IPOB’s cause, had consistently supported the embattled pro-Biafran agitator.

He stated, “I have witnessed it, not once or twice, people bringing items from food items to money to Kanu to support what he is doing. If the government is accusing looters, don’t those looters have bank accounts; can’t their transactions be monitored? Kanu’s source of money can’t be verified

“The fact of the matter is that Kanu is not alone in the struggle for Biafra. The struggle is about the exclusion of Igbo from Nigeria’s political space. Let it be known that IPOB is the biggest movement today; a movement that has entered an auto-pilot.”

Mefor, however, said he would support a united Nigeria if the Federal Government would address Igbo marginalisation and restructure Nigeria.

“It is very simple. Let the Federal Government address the marginalisation of the Igbo in Nigeria’s political equation and restructure the country. I will personally lead a campaign for ‘Biafra for one Nigeria’. The current structure is not working and we need to do something about it,” he said.

Source: Punch

Posted: Sep 18, 2017


Rapper, Nicki Minaj and her rumoured boyfriend, rapper Nas, both stepped out in matching Gucci outfits in Queens, New York and posed with Nas' Illmatic 1988 190E Benz .

Nicki Minaj shared photos on her page and captioned one:

"Nasty Nas hopped out the illmatic '88 benz tryna holla @ me earlier today in Queens. ?#GucciDown"

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While Nas shared photos on his own page and captioned his:

"Got my Bday 1988 190E Benz & picked up Shorty from Queens! We Out!"

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In May, Nicki appeared on Ellen and wouldn’t confirm that her and Nas were an item, but she did admit to having sleepovers with the rap legend. “We have! Yup. I go to (his house)… I just thought him coming to me was too forward. Let me clarify, we didn’t do the…” Nicki told Ellen.

When the host asked about having sex, Minaj continued, “No, because I’m just chilling right now, I’m celibate. I wanted to go a year without dating any men, I hate men. But I might make an exception to the rule for him.”

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Posted: Sep 18, 2017


Uganda's Health State Minister, Sarah Opendi, disguised herself and visited the China-Naguru hospital where she discovered patients have to bribe hospital staff to get treatment. Two of the nurses who were to attend to her, asked her for a bribe before she could see a doctor. According to reports from Ugandan dailies, the doctor and even lab attendants also asked for bribes when she saw them. They have all been arrested.

Sarah Opendi Achieng has been the State Minister of Health for General Duties in the Ugandan cabinet, since 6 June 2016. Prior to that, from 15 August 2012 until 6 June 2016, she served as the Miniter of State for Primary Healhcare. Prior to that, from 27 May 2011 until 15 August 2012, she served as the State Minister for Lands. In the cabinet reshuffle of 1 March 2015, she retained her cabinet post.

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On social media, Kenyans have called her the Ugandan Matiang'i. 

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Posted: Sep 16, 2017


The Federal Government, after a nine-hour meeting with the striking university workers, has given the Joint Action Committee five days to consider government’s offers and resolve the strike.

The JAC is comprised of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, and the National Association of Academic Technologists.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, who said this late on Thursday after the meeting in Abuja, noted that government had mandated the Accountant-General of the Federation to begin the payment of the money that the unions were asking for.

He said, “During our reconciliation meeting, the issues (in question) are non-payment of earned allowances, lack of good governance in the universities, poor funding, inadequate infrastructure, shortfalls in salaries and the universities’ staff schools.

“The issues that were raised – apart from one or two – are the same ones we have been tackling with the Academic Staff Union of Universities. We agreed that the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation should expedite action on the payment of these monies.

“On the implementation of the judgment obtained by the unions from the National Industrial Court, we have mandated the National Universities Commission to issue circulars to implement the judgment. Also, the Salaries, Income and Wages Commission has initiated the process of ensuring compliance with the judgment. The unions are to get back to the government by Wednesday, September 20, after having presented our recommendations to their executive councils.”

The JAC President, who is also the SSANU Chairman, Samson Ugwoke, said, “We tried to agree on certain issues, even when the government was still saying ‘no money’. But we believe that money should be made available. The government has said that before we come back, certain amounts of money would have been paid in. They don’t have to pay into the accounts of our individual members. If they pay into the accounts of the universities, we will accept and believe it.”

Meanwhile, sources close to ASUU said on Friday that no tangible decisions had been made at the National Executive Council meeting on whether the union would call off the strike or not.

The sources said there had yet to be a consensus.

Posted: Sep 16, 2017


The Wife of the President Aisha Buhari wore this $4490 Oscar De La Renta Magnolia Guipure Caftan dress when she received the First Lady of the Republic of Uganda, Janet Museveni who paid her a courtesy visit at the Presidential Villa on Friday 15th September.

You might want to confirm the price on Amazon...

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Posted: Sep 16, 2017


Comedian Basketmouth turned a year older on Thursday and had a big house party celebrating his new age with family and friends.

Bright Okpocha (born 14 September 1978 in Lagos State), better known by his stage name Basketmouth . He has organized popular stand-up comedy concerts like Basketmouth Uncensored across the globe.

Basketmouth hosted a comedy challenge on Instagram, called the #TwoThingsChallenge which sparked an uproar from fans, after a young fan posted a video of him saying obscene things relating to sex, with a child in close view in the video.[1]

Bright completed his primary and secondary school education in Apapa (Lagos, Nigeria) and then moved on to pursue a degree at the University of Benin where he studied sociology and anthropology with his brother Godwin.

In 2005 and 2006 Basketmouth won the National Comedy Award and the awards for Best Stand-up Comedian of the Year. on February 14, 2017 to mark valentine's day, Bright had a sold out concert in the famous Wembley arena which made people consider him to be one of the greatest comedians to come out of africa.

Basketmouth appears in the Africa Magic show 'My Flatmates' (2016- Present)

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Posted: Sep 16, 2017


President Buhari's personal assistant on social media, Lauretta Onochie, said this in a post she shared on Facebook.


Since the FAKE news broke that over 20 people were killed in Aba and Umuahia, Ms. Kimberley Ada Biafraud, a member of the ex-President Jonathan's defunct extended media team and now the woman leader of IPOB and member of the Media team of the terrorist organisation, has been asking for the names of those killed in Kanu's compound. None was given to her.

In the past, before Facebook warned her, Kimberly would have just listed fake names. As a member of the Media team of IPOB, if for three days, she has no names to give and has now resorted to the Social Media to solicit for the names, NIGERIANS have no choice but to stand with the Nigerian Army's account as the truth. She got ten (10) responses. Still, no names.

When you run a campaign based totally on misinformation, you are bound to lose support as Kanu lost the support of his Member of Parliament (MP) in the UK who found out Kanu lied in all his allegations. It's simple. When sensible and respectable supporters keep getting fake news of how you are being brutalised and massacred and they find out that you have made them all up, even the little truth you express in your campaign, is swallowed by the fake news and lies you project.

And what is their aim of churning out Fake News?
They believe that we are so gullible, we cannot decipher the truth.

They want us to hate particular persons/ethnic groups.
They use fake news to plant fear in Nigerians and create a sense of chaos.
They want to force another cash gulping illegal National Conference on us when we have a duly elected National Assembly.

They want to elicit sympathy so the cash can keep flowing in for Kanu, Kimberly, etc.

Do I need to tell any discerning individual that the IPOB is nothing short of an ATM for Nnamdi Kanu and people like Kimberly Ada Biafraud, who also does not live in Nigeria so she's not aware of the pain and anguish ordinary Ndigbo are going through in the South East in the hands of the IPOB terrorists.

Although the South-East Governors left it too late, I applaud their current stand on the terrorist organisation in their region and they should be supported by everyone including the elected representatives from the South East to ease in the much needed sanity.
Thanks for sharing.
God bless Nigeria.
God bless us, Everyone.
Lauretta Onochie

Posted: Sep 16, 2017


The Nigerian Defence Headquarters declared the Indigenous People of Biafra a terrorist group on Friday, just as it warned parents and residents of the South-East region to advise their children against joining the group.

The Director, Defence Information, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, said recent developments had made it clear that IPOB was violent and possessed militant weapons.

He said the group had become a security challenge in the country and that it had been metamorphosing from one stage to the other.

Enenche said, “After due professional analysis and recent developments, it is clear that the claim by IPOB actors that the organisation is non-violent is not true. The group has been terrorising the general public in ways including: the formation of a Biafra Secret Service, the claimed formation of Biafra National Guard, and the militant use of weapons, which are stones, Molotov cocktails, machetes and broken bottles on a military patrol.

“Also, there was a physical confrontation of troops by Nnamdi Kanu and other IPOB actors at a check point on September 11 and attempts to snatch their rifles. There was also an attack by IPOB members on a military check point on September 12 at Isialangwa area, where one IPOB actor attempted to snatch a female soldier’s rifle.

“From the foregoing, the Armed Forces of Nigeria confirm that IPOB, from all intent, plan and purpose, is a militant terrorist organisation. Therefore, parents and residents of the southeast should advise their wards against joining the group.”

But reacting to the DHQ’s declaration, Emmanuel Kanu, an IPOB member and brother of the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who spoke during a Channels TV programme on Friday evening, faulted the branding of the group as a terrorist organisation.

In the programme, which was monitored by one of our correspondents, Kanu said the group never believed in violence and that its members never carried arms.

He said, “We don’t believe in violence as violence never solves a problem. We believe in dialogue and education in informing our people the right thing at the right time. So, how could a whole intelligence officer of the military tag IPOB a terrorist group; how possible is that?

“From inception, Nnamdi Kanu made it clear to the whole world that we (IPOB) are non-violent freedom fighters and that is the way it has been. We do not carry arms, we do not ask anybody to kill for us, neither have we killed before.”

When queried about the formation of the Biafra Secret Service and the Biafra National Guard, which have been described as unauthorised formations, Kanu said the formations were vigilance groups and not secret service.

“I think there is a lot of misconception there; they are there to take care of our land, protect us against attacks from herdsmen and criminals and that is all it is. We are not armed.”

Also speaking on the declaration by the DHQ, a human rights lawyer, Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, described the declaration as illegal and should be disregarded by the IPOB members.

Citing the Terrorism (Prevention) Act of 2011, as amended in 2013, Adegboruwa explained that before the Nigerian government could declare any group a terrorist organisation, the Attorney General of the Federation is required by law to approach the Federal High Court to seek an order of the court to proscribe the group and that such would take effect once it is published in the Official Gazette and national newspapers. He said the court would grant such order if convinced by the facts presented before it.

“Given the provisions of this Act, which states the procedure to be followed before declaring a group a terrorist organisation, the declaration by the Defence spokesperson is not only illegal, it is an affront to constitutional democracy.

“Not even the President, the Chief of Army Staff or the Chief of Defence Staff could make such declaration, because only the Attorney General, acting on the order of a Federal High Court, could make such declaration in the gazette. So, what Maj. Gen. Enenche said in his release was a mere statement.”

Adegboruwa said in spite of the President’s military background, he should “allow Nigeria to practise true democracy where the military is subject to constitutional democracy.

“So, I urge IPOB members to disregard the statement; they have a right to freedom of association. If the Defence Headquarters has intelligence that IPOB is engaging in any of the activities listed in the Act as constituting terrorist activities, it (DHQ) should approach the Attorney General, who would then proceed to court to obtain the order.”

Meanwhile, a United Kingdom-based civil society organisation, Citizens United for Peace and Stability, said on Friday it had started gathering proofs to send to the UK Government to revoke the British citizenship of Nnamdi Kanu, who is a dual citizen of the UK and Nigeria.

According to the Convener of CUPS, Dr. Idris Ahmed, the move seeking the revocation of Kanu’s British citizenship was connected to alleged acts of “terrorism” perpetrated by IPOB, including the recent attacks on Northerners living in the south-east.

A video clip had emerged recently whereby Kanu said he was gathering an army of two million fighters to march on Abuja and “take the battle to our enemies.” Another video had emerged showing armed IPOB fighters searching for Hausas in buses in the south-east, apparently to attack them.

In several Facebook posts on Friday, Ahmed said, “Beyond any doubt, IPOB is a terrorist organisation. I have watched so many video clips on Facebook in which Nnamdi Kanu talked about mobilising weapons and financial resources to wage war against the Nigerian state.

“The CUPS organisation has started compiling evidence to pass to the British Government to strip Nnamdi Kanu of his UK citizenship. Under a new law, over 100 UK citizens who went overseas to commit acts of terrorism or fight for ISIS have been stripped of their citizenship by the Home Secretary (Minister of Internal Affairs). Nnamdi Kanu perfectly falls into this category.”

The UK Home Secretary had yet to respond to Saturday PUNCH’s email inquiring whether the IPOB leader could lose his British citizenship.

Meanwhile, according to the British Nationality Act 1981, S.40(2), the Secretary of State is permitted to deprive a person of citizenship if she is satisfied that deprivation is “conducive to the public good.”

According to the Act, deprivation orders are almost always served while the individual is outside the UK and take immediate effect so that the affected person cannot return to the UK to argue their appeal.

In the Act, those who are British citizens by birth and do not have another nationality cannot have their citizenship removed. However, those who are British citizens by birth and are dual nationals may have their citizenship removed if revoking it is considered conducive to the public good.

Posted: Sep 16, 2017


A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, asking the co-convener of the #BringBackOurGirls group, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, to “rise above pettiness” has triggered a series of tweets from the former Education Minister, in which she described Shehu as incompetent.

“(I am) Well aware of @GarShehu’s acute incompetency, so, let me give him another opportunity to study my advice to President @MBuhari and don’t rat off,” she said on her Twitter handle.

Garba had berated her for tweeting “about everything but lost your voice on #IPOB ’s lawlessness” but Ezekwesili responded in another tweet, saying, “@GarShehu’s incompetency is legendary. ‘Presidential spokesman’. Model of incompetence.”

She said in other tweets, “A man like @GarShehu cannot give what he does not have. #ZeroExpectation.

“To a very incompetent fellow like @GarShehu, asking his principal to arise and lead in time of crisis is ‘pettiness’.

“He wrote an incompetent response to my counsel for his principal, our President, to lead and douse a dangerous narrative.”

Posted: Sep 16, 2017


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to dialogue with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to curb the secessionist agitations instead of the deployment of soldiers in the South-East.

Obasanjo said this during an interview with the Newsweek Magazine.

The former President said, “I don’t see anything wrong in that (Buhari meeting with Kanu). I would not object to that; if anything, I would encourage it.

“I would want to meet Kanu myself and talk to people like him, people of his age, (and ask) ‘What are your worries?’ Not only from the South-East but from all parts of Nigeria (sic).”

Obasanjo, who led the final offensive that brought the civil war to an end in 1970, said he had seen too many wars and it was time for Nigeria to move on.

He said he believed that enough dialogue had not been done by both the government and several groups.

The former President, however, said secession was not the answer.

He said, “Those who fought in the war in Biafra will not want to fight any other war. I fought in that war and it was an unfortunate war and I said I had fought one war too many in Nigeria; I don’t want to see another.

“The heavy boot is not the solution. I believe also whatever may be the frustration of any youth in any part of Nigeria; I believe secession is not the solution.”

The former President, who was also the military head of state from 1976–1979, said economic development in the country was the only way to solve the various agitations across the country.

Some Igbo leaders have complained that President Buhari, who hails from northern Nigeria, has prioritised the development of other parts of the country to their detriment.

“We need to satisfy the youth in job creation, in wealth creation, in giving them a better, fulfilled life, in giving them hope for the future. There’s no easy way out,” he said.

Posted: Sep 16, 2017


Former President Goodluck Jonathan has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to summon a Council of State meeting to advise him on the crisis in the South-East.

The Council of State is an advisory body which comprises former Presidents, serving governors, the Chief Justice of Nigeria and a few other prominent Nigerians.

The former President said in a Facebook post that the tension across the country was unfortunate even as he condemned the burning of a police station by the Indigenous People of Biafra members.

He also condemned the threat to human life by several elements across Nigeria.

Jonathan said, “The reports I have received about recent developments in the country lead me to appeal to all men of good will to use whatever influence they have to push for peaceful coexistence and restraint on all sides.

“Perhaps it is time for the Council of State to intervene and offer its wise counsel. Irrespective of whatever provocation, Nigerians must never turn on each other.

“Even in the face of difficult circumstances, we must have faith that God in His infinite wisdom will guide us to finding a way out that is fair and just to all concerned.”

Jonathan, while calling for calm, said Nigerians must continue to show love to one another as this was the only way to ensure the continued existence of the country.

He called for dialogue among aggrieved parties instead of violence.

He added, “Inasmuch as there may be the need to enforce order, there is a greater need to reinforce our humanity and treat Nigerian citizens humanely whether they are from the North or South.

“Nothing justifies the desecration and destruction of religious places of worship or a police station. But even more so, nothing justifies the endangering of human life. Let us exchange ideas instead of exchanging insults and threats.”

Posted: Sep 16, 2017


The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria has said that contrary to the promise made by President Muhammadu Buhari to belong to everybody while being sworn in as the President in 2015, he has failed to demonstrate the statement in governance in the last two years.

Buhari, a former military general, had on May 29, 2015, while being inaugurated as civilian president after defeating Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party promised to carry all sections of the country along in his administration by saying “I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody”.

But rising from a meeting in Taraba State on Friday, the CBCN in a communiqué signed by its president, Ignatius Kaigama, said Buhari had failed to live up to those words two years after assuming office.

According to the organisation, the inability of the Federal Government under the former military Head of State to address grievances among different sections of the country has led to rising tension in the land.

The communiqué said, “In his inaugural speech as civilian president of Nigeria on May 29, 2015, the President sent out a message of hope and of his commitment to national integration and cohesion.

“He said: ‘Having just a few minutes ago sworn on the Holy Book, I intend to keep my oath and serve as President to all Nigerians. I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody. A few people have privately voiced fears that on coming back to office, I shall go after them. These fears are groundless. There will be no paying off old scores.’

“More than two years later, the reality on ground and the verdict of most of our people across the nation – irrespective of religious affiliation, ethnic group or social status – point to the contrary. The inability of the government to address the inequitable situation in the country has provided breeding ground for violent reactions, protests and agitations, which exploit the grievances of different segments of the country.

“We call on government at all levels to urgently address these anomalies, remove everything that smacks of injustice, and give everybody and every part of our country a sense of belonging.”

Speaking further, the bishops frowned at the deployment of military personnel in the Southeastern part of the country, describing it as capable of “igniting a fire that could turn into an uncontrollable conflagration”.

While calling on aggrieved citizens and groups to maintain law and order, the CBCN said that the government must live up to its responsibilities to the citizens in order for development to occur in the country.

The group, however, commended the Federal Government for the successes recorded in the fight against terrorism in the North-East and the release of some of the abducted schoolgirls from Chibok, Borno State.

Posted: Sep 16, 2017


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a banker with Access Bank identified as Cyril Ndakoji Amaechi for defrauding Jephthah International School.

The EFCC told newsmen in Port Harcourt on Friday that Amaechi received N36, 186, 012 (thirty-six million, one hundred and eighty-sixty thousand and twelve naira) from the school and diverted same for his private use.

The South-South Zonal Head of the EFCC, Mr. Ishaq Salihu, who disclosed this in Port Harcourt, said the suspect, a marketer in the bank, had connived with two other persons to swindle the school management.

Salihu also added that while Amaechi was using the schools deposit to build a mansion for himself, he (suspect) issued fake bank statement to the school management, giving the impression that their funds were intact.

The building, which is sited at Rumuekini in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, housed a three-bedroom flat and a double two-bedroom flats.

Speaking further, Salihu explained that the banker got two of his friends involved in the crime in a bid to ensure that the school management was convinced that their money was intact in the bank.

He added that Amaechi had managed to use monies from somebody’s bank account to pay the school when they came for withdrawal, adding that the suspect later found it difficult to balance the two accounts.

The EFCC zonal director said, “The proprietress of Jephthah International School reported to her banker, Access Bank, that some of her cheques cannot be cashed. In the evening of that day, Access Bank, through their representative reported to the EFCC to look into the matter.

“Investigators immediately swung into action and the culprit, the principal suspect, and his accomplices were arrested. The proceeds of the crime have been recovered substantially. We realised that he has built a one-three bedroom apartment and two two-bedroom apartments from the proceeds of his criminal activity.

“He is a marketer and accounts officer of Jephthah International School. He was literally robbing Peter to pay Paul. When the centre could not hold, the school realised that their cheques could not be honoured and reported back to the bank to find out what was happening.

“Earlier on, he (suspect) had got one of his accomplices in the person of Oboma Chisom, who posed as a Customer Relations Officer of Access Bank to place a call to the Administrator of Jephthah International School, that she should tarry a while; that the bank was having some network problems and that her cheques will be honoured within a short period of time.”

The EFCC zonal head explained that the suspect got in touch with one Adebayo, who helped him to design letter-headed papers of his (Adebayo) organisation and succeeded in paying the proprietor of the school staff salaries and thereby temporarily eased the building tension.

“He was trying to balance two different accounts and the same time. We have gone for interim forfeiture order to enable us to seize the property he acquired with proceeds from the crime,” Salihu said.

However, the anti-graft agency has arrested two persons, Tasiu Ismail and Haruna Ismail, suspected to have cloned the Facebook account of the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Mr. Nsima Ekere.

Also arrested was one Rowland Chimezie for allegedly impersonating top government officials, including Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson and chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State, Chief Felix Obuah.

The proprietor of Jephthah International Secondary School, Port Harcourt, Edith Chukwuogo, thanked the EFCC for their commitment towards ensuring that the suspect was fished out.

She also expressed gratitude to Access Bank for deciding to pay the money diverted by the suspect.

Posted: Sep 16, 2017


The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, on Friday said he would soon meet with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to address agitation by the group and prevent the likely loss of lives of the people.

The monarch also said he would meet with some notable traditional rulers in the South-East towards proffering solutions to the crisis in the region.

Speaking on Friday at a public lecture and conferment of the Distinguished Service Award on the Chairman of the Oyo State Chapter, Nigeria Union of Journalists, Wunmi Faniran, and others, Oba Akanbi condemned the spate of violence in the South-East as a result of IPOB agitation, saying that it was vital for parties involved to put the lives of the people and the nation first.

The Oluwo described as untimely the secession threat by IPOB, saying it came at a time the country was blessed with a “competent President (Muhammadu Buhari)” who was ready to fight corruption that had placed the country backward for many years.

However, the monarch said traditional institutions needed to rise up and sustain the unity of Nigeria.

He said, “As a father of all Nigerians, I’m visiting the Southeast soon to mediate for the sustenance of ‘one Nigeria’ because when elders are in the market, a child’s head shouldn’t drop. I will personally meet the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, and some notable traditional rulers and I’m optimistic it (the meeting) will yield peace. It is unfortunate the (IPOB) threat came at a time we have a serious government ready to fight the genocidal disease (corruption) killing this nation. It must be addressed.”

“The best the agitators should be doing is praying for this government and (making) not secession threat. The country has been in mess owing to maladministration. Such has promoted the proliferation of militant syndicates in Nigeria. If the government is responsible, the spate of insurgencies will be decimated.”

Posted: Sep 16, 2017


Actress Adesua Etomi jokingly reminded her husband-to-be BankyW in the comment section of a post he made on Instagram, that he should come and marry her and he replied!

See the comments below.

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We wish them happiness in their expected union.

Posted: Sep 16, 2017


The actress is pictured with fellow colleagues; Iyabo Ojo and Grace Ama back in the days.. She disclosed via IG that this was during her birthday celebration inside the University of

Lagos' Moremi hostel.

Akindele was born on August 24, 1976 in ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria. She is the second of three children (two girls and one boy). Her mother is a medical doctor while her father is a retired school principal.[4][7].She obtained an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Mass Communication from the former Ogun State Polytechnic, now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic and got a Law degree from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba.

Posted: Sep 15, 2017


President Buhari will on Sunday, September 17th, depart Nigeria for New York, to join other world leaders at the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 72). According to a statement released by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, part of the high point of President Buhari’s visit will be his participation in the General Debate during which he will deliver the country’s National Statement.

The theme for this year’s Debate is: “Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet.” President Buhari will join other world leaders at the welcoming reception to be hosted by the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, and also hold a bilateral meeting with the UN scribe. He will also hold a lunch meeting with President Donald Trump of the United States of America, along with other world leaders.

During the General Assembly, Nigeria will participate in high level meetings on ‘Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: Building Momentum for Change,’ the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, a High Level Event organized by the African Union under its Theme of the Year: ‘Roadmap on the Demographic Dividend: from Commitment to Action,’ among others.

At the events, President Buhari and members of his delegation will strive to project Nigeria as a strong moral force and responsible member of the international community.

Nigeria’s commitment to global peace, security and development will also be reaffirmed and where necessary, the need for increased international cooperation in the fight against corruption.

Other priorities for the Nigerian delegation at UNGA 72 include strengthening human rights institutions; the rule of law; support for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as a result of terrorist acts and recent flooding, and mitigating the effects of Climate Change.

The Nigerian delegation will also canvass the support of UN member states for the Buhari Administration’s efforts towards combatting illicit financial flows in order to foster sustainable development.

The President will be accompanied by the governors of Zamfara, Ebonyi and Ondo States, and key cabinet ministers.

President Buhari will transit through London on his way back to the country.

Posted: Sep 15, 2017


The Nigerian Army has refuted claims on social media that it would be totally withdrawing its troops from all roads in Aba and Umuahia. In a statement released yesterday, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman who is the Director Army Public Relations, said the Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, while addressing newsmen in the state, said there would be gradual withdrawal and not the total withdrawal of troops. See the statement below

The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to some stories in the media that it is withdrawing its troops from Exercise EGWU EKE II, crediting such information to Abia State Governor and the General Officer Commanding 82 Division Nigerian Army. This is not true. The Nigerian Army wishes to enjoin members of the public to disregards such rumors.

For the avoidance of doubt, the Abia State Governor in his speech stated that “there will be gradual withdrawal of soldiers on the streets of Aba and Umuahia from tomorrow”. This should not be misconstrued as withdrawing of troops earmarked for Exercise EGWU EKE II. The General Officer Commanding 82 Division has not said such thing.

Consequently, we wish to state that Exercise EGWU EKE II is commencing tomorrow as scheduled. Commanders have been instructed to ensure that all hands are on deck to commence the Exercise to its logical completion. We wish to state further that the successful completion of the exercise will dovetail into the various states security outfits till the end of this year.

Members of the public especially in the areas where the exercise will take place are please enjoined to go about their lawful businesses. We wish to also state that we would not allow any individual or group to jeopardize the conduct of the field training exercise through unlawful or criminal activities. Hoodlums and criminal elements are once again warned to be law abiding and not cause any breach of peace. We hereby reiterate that our troops would conduct themselves in the best professional manner, abide by the Rules of Engagement and Code of Conduct in line with requirements of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Any act of indiscipline by any of our personnel would be decisively dealt with. While we enjoin all Nigerians to go about their normal businesses, the Nigerian Army urge all to support the troops as they carry out their constitutional duties and make Exercise EGWU EKE II a success.

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Posted: Sep 15, 2017


Rapper, Drake seems to have finally found a woman for himself, after having been linked to some of the hottest singers, actresses, and models in the world.

The ladies man has reportedly started a relationship with Bria Vinaite, a fast rising Canadian actress.

On Monday night, Drizzy reportedly took Vinaite out for an intimate dinner at restaurant Sotto, which is located in his hometown of Toronto.

The pair who chilled at the restaurant until early Tuesday morning were spotted looking pretty cozy in the restaurant, an eyewitness also said, "It definitely looked like a date, and they left the restaurant at 2:30 a.m. hand in hand."

To fuel the rumor, Drake shared her movie promo photo on Instagram to support the young actress, who recently landed her first role in the movie 'The Florida Project'. The Canadian rapper even went as far as praising the movie as “the best movie you will see this year.”Image title

Vinaite certainly didn’t dismiss the rumors as she even posted a picture of the two on her Twitter account. Drake was cozied up next to her in the photo.

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Posted: Sep 15, 2017


The National Publicity Secretary of APC, Bolaji Abdullahi, says the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Jummai Alhassan, has admitted that her statement that she will not support President Buhari for the 2019 presidential election was uncalled for and was made out of indiscretion and has apologized to the party.

Abdullahi disclosed this to newsmen after members of the National Working Committee met with the Minister at the party secretariat in Abuja yesterday September 14th. According to Abdullahi, Alhassan has accepted her fault and the fact that the timing of her statement was wrong and apologized to the party. Recall that she had an interview with BBC Hausa last week where she stated that come 2019, if President Buhari, her boss and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, were to contest for president, she would campaign and support Atiku who she claims to be her godfather. She also stated that she doesn't mind getting sacked for her comments.

Speaking to newsmen after the meeting with the Minister, the APC spokesperson, Abdullahi said: “Since the issue of the comment she made came up, the party has not said anything regardless of what individuals may have told you because we are a party that recognized the right of her members to express their opinions or views. We also had an opportunity to discuss with the minister to understand what she said and in what context she said so before we know how to respond. So, when she came, we asked her to explain to us what truly transpired and in what context she said what she said and she did offer these explanations. Now, having offered her explanations, we acknowledged that as a member of this party, she is entitled to her opinion and she is entitled to her choice. However, as a senior member of this party, her statements represent an act of indiscretion because, with the kind of position she occupies even within the party, she is a party leader in her own right, what she said was not what she was supposed to say at the time that she said it. She ought to have exercised greater judgement than she did and she acknowledged that yes, maybe she ought not to have. Maybe the timing was wrong and she apologised that if she had put the party in any difficult position, she apologised. I want you to take note of the fact that nobody is questioning her right to take the position she has taken. We have not come out to say, ‘why are you saying you are supporting this person?’ She has a right to her choice and to support whoever she wants to support. Afterall, she is not saying she supports a member of another party. But what we are saying is that with the position she occupies, she ought to have exercised greater sense of discretion and better judgment knowing that making that kind of statement would definitely create some other situations for the party, if not for the government".

When asked whether the party offered her an option to resign since she doesn't believe in the political aspiration of her boss, Abdullahi said “That did not come up. What we just said was that we understand the context in which she said what she said, but it was an act of indiscretion for someone occupying the position she is occupying in the party to make that kind of statement. If this was 2018 and the people have filed their applications to say they are contesting and she now comes out and says she is supporting this person, how can that be an issue? But we are still in 2017. We are still far away. Atiku has not said he is contesting. He has not collected any form. He has not announced to anybody that he is contesting. So, that is what we mean by the timing. It is not that she had no right to say what she had said”.

Alhassan refused to speak with newsmen after the meeting.

Posted: Sep 15, 2017


Brigadier-General Raji Benbela, Commander of the 4 Brigade in the Nigeria Army is dead. The late Benbela led the famous Operation Crocodile Smile in Edo State last year during the governorship election in the state.Image title

Mourning his demise, Ali Baba who was a classmate with him many years ago wrote, 'Rest in Peace General Benbella Raji. Classmate at Command Secondary School, Ipaja. You will be fondly remembered. Loved how you used to call me run away General'.

Posted: Sep 15, 2017


A 27-year-old Nigerian woman was fined RM1,500 in default of two months’ jail by the magistrate’s court in Kualar Lumpur for offering sex services to a policeman.

The woman identified as Aitimon Ruth Efe pleaded guilty when the charge was read to her before magistrate Mahyuddin Mohamed Som on Tuesday, September 12.

The mother of one was charged with soliciting for the purpose of prostitution by saying “Hey, brother… want sex with me? RM200” to corporal Mohamad Musa Mohamad Kadam in Bukit Bintang on Sept 6.

The offence falls under Section 377B of the Penal Code, which carries maximum one years’ jail, or a fine, or both, upon conviction.

Deputy public prosecutor Nur Farah Adilah Noordin urged that an apt punishment be handed down to the accused.

However, Aitimon’s lawyer, Norizan Yaacob, pleaded for a lenient sentence, saying this was her client’s first offence.

-NST Malaysia

Posted: Sep 15, 2017


President Buhari is pictured with some kids, including Aisha's brother's children.

Posted: Sep 15, 2017


2005 Sosoliso plane crash survivor, Kechi Okwuchi, has moved on to the finale of the America's Got Talent 2017 competition. A beautiful singer, Kechi has over the weeks wowed the judges and the audience with her beautiful rendition of songs. See a video where the big announcement of her moving to the finale was made below

Posted: Sep 15, 2017


The Enugu State Police Command said the explosion at a market in Enugu was caused by a battery spark.

LIB reported that the explosion occurred at the scrap site of the former New Artisan Market along the Enugu-Port Harcourt Road on Monday, September 11, at about 8pm. The incident is alleged to have caused minor destruction in a nearby food shop including two vehicles parked near the said shop.

The command immediately dispatched its Explosive Ordinance Department ( EOD ) to the scene to ensure that the area was safe and secure for all.

The Spokesman of the command, SP Ebere Amaraizu, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, in Enugu said that a heavy-duty battery negative and positive in the scrap had contact with metal scrap leading to the explosion.

“The preliminary investigations have revealed that there was a fire contact with the battery at the scrap site of the former market,’’ he said, adding that investigations were still ongoing to unravel the incident to forestall future occurrence.

Posted: Sep 15, 2017


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Lagos zonal office, has arrested eight suspected Internet fraudsters.

The suspects are Samson Olujobi, 28 (a.k.a Mau Rice, Melinda Mcginnis); Abraham Sunday ( a.k.a. Raymond Dodson) 32; Gabriel Ayo ( a.k.a. Robert Mcintosh, Donald Great) 25; Omotayo Raphael (a.k.a. Michael Black) 25; Semiu Sunday Olawale (a.k.a. J. Cabtree) 23; Dafe Onosigho (a.k.a. Johna Kurz ) 27; Ewiolo Elvis (a.k.a. Morgan Moore), 32 and Usiaka Louis (a. k.a. Anthony Parker, David Smart, Alfred Norman) 22.

They were arrested following intelligence report about their alleged involvement in some criminal activities.

The suspects who were arrested around the Egbeda and Agege areas of the state, were said to have defrauded their victims whom they connected with on some online dating sites, of huge sums of money in different currencies posing as Americans. Evidence gotten from their emails contain account user names and passwords of their victims who are mainly Americans.

The scammers who are experts at stealing domain names of persons and organizations also use their victims as money moles to transfer monies between countries.

Posted: Sep 15, 2017


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Lagos zonal office, has arrested eight suspected Internet fraudsters.

The suspects are Samson Olujobi, 28 (a.k.a Mau Rice, Melinda Mcginnis); Abraham Sunday ( a.k.a. Raymond Dodson) 32; Gabriel Ayo ( a.k.a. Robert Mcintosh, Donald Great) 25; Omotayo Raphael (a.k.a. Michael Black) 25; Semiu Sunday Olawale (a.k.a. J. Cabtree) 23; Dafe Onosigho (a.k.a. Johna Kurz ) 27; Ewiolo Elvis (a.k.a. Morgan Moore), 32 and Usiaka Louis (a. k.a. Anthony Parker, David Smart, Alfred Norman) 22.

They were arrested following intelligence report about their alleged involvement in some criminal activities.

The suspects who were arrested around the Egbeda and Agege areas of the state, were said to have defrauded their victims whom they connected with on some online dating sites, of huge sums of money in different currencies posing as Americans. Evidence gotten from their emails contain account user names and passwords of their victims who are mainly Americans.

The scammers who are experts at stealing domain names of persons and organizations also use their victims as money moles to transfer monies between countries.

Posted: Sep 15, 2017


The Libyan Football Federation has reportedly demanded that the Football governing body (FIFA) orders a replay of their World Cup qualifier against Tunisia as the Kenyan referee who officiated the game is married to a Tunisian woman.

According to a report in the English-language Libya Observer, “The Libyan Football Federation lodged a request to the sports court of the FIFA asking for a rematch with the Tunisian team as part of the second round of the World Cup qualifiers, as the Kenyan referee was proved to be married to a Tunisian woman and is living in there.”

It was gathered that the refereeing of the match, held on 11 November 2016, was controversial, with an early Libyan goal being wrongly disallowed for off-side, the Libyan captain being sent off early in the second half and the Tunisians scoring the winner from the penalty spot.

While speaking to journalists after the game, Libya’s coach, Jalal Damja blamed the loss on “poor officiating.”

The referee, Davies Omweno who' s considered the best referee in Kenya and his assistant Berhe O’Michael from Eritrea, were handed three-month suspensions by CAF following the match.

According to the CAF referees’ committee, they cited poor performance, wrong positioning, and movement. They also cited incorrect identification of fouls and failure to administer some disciplinary sanctions as the reasons for Omweno’s suspension.

O’Michael was found guilty of poor performance in identifying offside decisions including one that denied Libya a valid goal.

This also relates to the similar situation of the 2018 World Cup qualifier clash between South Africa and Senegal after it was manipulated by Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey.

He has been banned for life with the match expected to be replayed in November.

Posted: Sep 15, 2017


The Enugu State Police Command said the explosion at a market in Enugu was caused by a battery spark.

LIB reported that the explosion occurred at the scrap site of the former New Artisan Market along the Enugu-Port Harcourt Road on Monday, September 11, at about 8pm. The incident is alleged to have caused minor destruction in a nearby food shop including two vehicles parked near the said shop.

The command immediately dispatched its Explosive Ordinance Department ( EOD ) to the scene to ensure that the area was safe and secure for all.

The Spokesman of the command, SP Ebere Amaraizu, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, in Enugu said that a heavy-duty battery negative and positive in the scrap had contact with metal scrap leading to the explosion.

“The preliminary investigations have revealed that there was a fire contact with the battery at the scrap site of the former market,’’ he said, adding that investigations were still ongoing to unravel the incident to forestall future occurrence.

Posted: Sep 15, 2017


Primate Elijah Babatunde Ayodele, a servant of God working in Inri Evangelical Spiritual Church, Lagos has revealed new prophecies in his new book titled 'Warnings to the Nations'.

In the new book, Elijah Ayodele says, 'the voice of God says the name Aso Rock will be changed in the nearest future and the location may also change. Let us pray to rebuke death and shootings in the villa. I forsee that from 2032, Nigeria will not be one country again as I foresee five nations coming out of Nigeria. In 2024, there may be a natural disaster and in the nearest future, the name Lagos may change and Ibadan may become a state'.

He continued to say, 'The spirit of God says power will still return to the North in 2019 and Nigerians will be shocked as regards who becomes president. The second term bid of President Buhari will be dicey. I foresee that the international community will gang up against him especially on issues of human rights and corruption. President Buhari needs prayers for his health as his health condition will be troubling him. People who are to help the Buhari governmnet are the ones that will fight him. I foresee an unexpected change in the government of Buhari, he will be disappointed by close confidants'.

On Democracy, the prophet says, 'the spirit of God says Democracy in Nigeria may not last for the next 30 years. I foresee a referendum which may lead to reforms as so many things will be affected in the country'.

On Biafra he says, 'I foresee that Biafra will be actualised but not now. Biafra is going to battle with Nigerian forces for they have done a lot of underground works. The current leaders clamouring for Biafra now may not be the ones that will make the dream come true. Nnamdi Kanu may not be the one to actualize this dream. I foresee that he will have problems due to his activities in relation to the bail granted him'.

On Arsene Wenger, the prophet says, 'the coach may develop naughty attitudes that may make the football fans to protest against him.He must rebuke cases of carelessness which may make his team suffer some setbacks. His team will start the season on a serious note but his mtch plans and arrangements will be queried. He will have troubles with the management of his club'.

Posted: Sep 15, 2017


The Lagos State Government on Wednesday announced the restriction of the operation of inter-state buses and vehicles operating along Ikorodu Road from going beyond Ojodu Berger and Ojota Motor Parks.

The State Government has also issued a seven-day ultimatum to the operators to relocate to the designated inter-state motor parks at Ojodu Berger and Ojota, after which stiff sanction would apply to defaulters.

Speaking after embarking on a joint inspection tour of ongoing construction of Modern Bus Terminal at Yaba and the beautification project at Jibowu, the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Steve Ayorinde said the decision of the government was in line with the determination of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration to free the city of avoidable nuisances and install sanity and civility in the environment.

He said the inspection was a follow-up to an earlier visit by the Governor to the area, adding that all the necessary quit notices have already been served on the affected operators.

He said: “This is a follow-up on the visit of Governor Ambode to this axis last night and was very displeased with what he saw particularly in the manner with which long buses, inter-state buses are using the main town and what we have done so far is the initial announcement to say that henceforth, we will no longer allow inter-state buses to be along Ikorodu Road.

“Henceforth, they will have to go to Ojota and Ojodu Berger which are the two designated inter-state motor parks. The ones that we have here in Jibowu will have to move and there is a 7-day ultimatum for everyone of them beginning from the ones in this axis to move,” Ayorinde said.

Speaking on the reason for the ban, the Commissioner said activities of the operators had not been tidy and decent despite repeated warnings, and that government could no longer sit and watch such to continue in the overall interest of the people.

He said: “Take for instance, the new Jersey Barricades here are being destroyed and they are built with taxpayers money. Yes, the initial accident was caused by a vehicle but we have seen people showing disrespect to taxpayers money and that we can no longer allow.

“We have also see the way vegetal nuisance have taken over everything particularly areas that are being used by the operators of the inter-state buses inspite of the repeated warnings that this is no longer acceptable. Sometimes you come here late in the night and you encounter criminal elements and the government is saying we can no longer take this.

“In the overall interest of the public, what is tidy, what is decent and civilized is to move them where they really belong so that we can free the city and you know what we are doing in terms of the overall plans for the city. There are major bus terminals springing up. People have seen what we are doing in Yaba which will be ready by December; they have seen what we have done in TBS and Ikeja, which are all part of the overall plan. And part of what the Governor has said is that every area like that, we will add a beautification plan to it. So, what we have done is in the best interest of Lagosians, taxpayers and the public,” the Commissioner said.

He, however, urged affected stakeholders to work with government, assuring that the development would not in any way affect their businesses and livelihood.

Also speaking, the State’s Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Prince Anofiu Elegushi said the ban was part of the plan of the government to properly utilize spaces under flyovers and bridges.

He assured that government had already provided more than enough spaces for the affected operators at Ojodu Berger and Ojota, saying that a stakeholders’ meeting would also be held on this week to discuss and allocate spaces for operators at the said parks.

He said at the expiration of the ultimatum, government would enforce the ban and any operator who flout the directive would be seriously sanctioned.

On her part, the new General Manager of Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK), Bilikisu Adebiyi-Abiola said government was already working on an intensive design for the beatification project to be sighted within Jibowu and Yaba axis, adding that the project would soon be implemented.

She said the project was part of general Greener Lagos Plan which the present administration had set out to achieve with the taking over and beatification of blighted areas across the State.

“The Greener Lagos Plan is for the benefit of all Lagosians so that our children can use them and it is also important for our health because we are going to introduce greenery, trees and plants that would help the environment,” she said.

She said areas such as Lagos Island, Mile 2 and Festac were currently being considered for the beatification project in the short time, while there are massive plans to extend the project to all parts of the State.

On the issue of quality assurance, the new LASPARK boss said the agency was already working with contractors and partners to comply with the standards, while also assuring that the agency would enforce compliance with the required standards.

Posted: Sep 14, 2017


The love struck celebrities had their wedding Introduction on Saturday May 6th 2017.
Banky W proposed to Adesuwa when she was shooting a movie but the wedding proper is slated possibly for November 2017 after the traditional.

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Posted: Sep 14, 2017


Singapore got its first female president Wednesday, but the milestone was overshadowed by criticism that her selection was undemocratic after she was handed the job without a vote.

Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament from the Muslim Malay minority, did not have to face an election for the largely ceremonial post after authorities decided her rivals did not meet eligibility criteria.

It was not the first time in the affluent city-state — which is tightly controlled and has been ruled by the same party for decades — that the government has disqualified presidential candidates, making an election unnecessary.

But there was already unease about the process as it was the first time that the presidency had been reserved for a particular race, in this case the Malay community. The decision to hand her the job without an election added to the anger.

Social media was abuzz with criticism as Halimah, a bespectacled 63-year-old who wears a headscarf, was formally announced as president-elect, with Facebook user Pat Eng writing: “Elected without an election. What a joke.”

“I will call her President Select from now on,” said Joel Kong on the networking site, while some posts were marked with the hashtag #NotMyPresident — echoing the message used by upset Americans after the election of President Donald Trump.

– ‘President for everyone’ –

Halimah was a member of parliament for the ruling People’s Action Party for nearly two decades before resigning to contest the presidency. She addressed the concerns about the selection process after being named president-elect.

“I’m a president for everyone. Although there’s no election, my commitment to serve you remains the same,” she said.

Halimah added she would “start working immediately” to bring the country together.

She also insisted her status as Singapore’s first female president was “not just tokenism”, in a speech to a cheering crowd while wearing orange, a colour supposed to symbolise unity.

“Every woman can aspire to the highest office in the land when you have the courage, determination and will to work hard,” she said.

Singapore’s head of state has limited powers, including vetoing senior official appointments. But an establishment figure has always held the role and there are rarely tensions with the government.

Authorities decided to allow only candidates from the Malay community to put themselves forward for the presidency to foster harmony in the city-state of 5.5 million people which is dominated by ethnic Chinese, and give more opportunities to minorities.

Halimah is the first Malay president of Singapore for almost five decades. The last was Yusof Ishak, president from 1965 to 1970, the first years of the city-state’s independence.

But the decision to limit candidates to one race had caused concern, including among Malays, as it was seen as positive discrimination that ran counter to the city-state’s traditional meritocratic principles.

Five people had originally put their names forward for the presidency and the government had scheduled an election for September 23.

Two were quickly eliminated as they were not Malay. The two others, Malay businessmen, were disqualified on Monday as their companies were smaller than required by strict new eligibility rules introduced last year.

Halimah automatically qualified as she has held public office. She will be inaugurated in a ceremony on Thursday.

Posted: Sep 13, 2017


The University of Lagos (UNILAG) says it has postponed indefinitely its Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME) earlier scheduled for Sept. 18 to Sept. 22.

The institution’s Registrar and Secretary to Council, Dr Taiwo Ipaye, said in on Tuesday in Lagos that a new date for the screening would be announced later on the university’s website.

“Candidates and the public are requested to visit the institution’s website regularly for information on the new dates.

“However, this postponement does not affect the ongoing application for the post-UTME screening which closes officially on Sept. 15,’’ Ipaye said in a statement.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the postponement is coming on the heels of the indefinite strike by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of non-teaching staff of universities.

JAC comprises of members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), the Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) and NAAT.

Members of the various labour unions of universities were agitating the non-implementation of the agreement it entered into with the Federal Government in 2009.


Posted: Sep 13, 2017


Paul Pogba could be out of action for a “few weeks” after suffering a suspected hamstring injury that took the shine off Manchester United’s successful return to the Champions League, manager Jose Mourinho said.

United, who missed out on qualification for Europe’s premier club competition last season, coasted to a 3-0 victory on Tuesday, with goals for Marouane Fellaini, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford.

But, making his debut as United captain, Pogba lasted just 18 minutes of the Champions League Group A game before being forced off by an apparent left hamstring injury, with Fellaini taking his place.

The 24-year-old Frenchman reportedly left Old Trafford on crutches.

“I don’t know (what the severity is),” Mourinho told MUTV, the club’s in-house television station. “I just know from experience it’s a muscular injury. In my experience, muscular injury stops you from playing for a few weeks, I think.

“It looks for me too (like a hamstring injury) but I haven’t spoken yet to the medical department.”

But the United boss said he had midfield options for the weekend’s Premier League clash with Everton, including Ander Herrera, Michael Carrick, Fellaini and Nemanja Matic.

France will be hoping Pogba is fit in time to play in the crucial World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria on October 7

Posted: Sep 13, 2017


A 30-year-old Indonesian woman was hospitalised after a Sharia court inflicted her with 100 lashes simply because she tried going closer to a man who was not her husband.

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According to the ruthless Islamic law, which rules over the region, she was guilty of adultery for merely being in the presence of a man who she was not married to.

The woman, who was identified only as Mazidah, collapsed from her injuries inflicted by a masked enforcer and had to be rushed to a hospital, where she's being treated.

Yesterday, eleven men and women were also whipped for crimes ranging from gambling to adultery under brutal sharia law in Indonesia.

Posted: Sep 13, 2017


The Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos State, has arrested a driver, Orabe Philips, for allegedly hitting his former boss, Mr. Robert Wheelers, with a pestle over an unfulfilled promise.

According to Punch Philips was arrested on Friday in the Ikorodu area of the state by men of the Zonal Intervention Squad, who had earlier received a distress call on the attack.

It was gathered that the victim had arrived the country on August 25, 2017, and was driven from the airport by the suspect, who had formed a relationship with the American when he worked with the Tony Elumelu Foundation in 2015.

He reportedly drove Wheelers to his (driver) house on Adeniyi Street, Ikorodu, where there was an argument and he hit the American in the head with the pestle at midnight.

Philips reportedly fled the scene, while Wheelers was taken to the Ikorodu General Hospital.

The Zone 2 Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said during interrogation, the suspect confessed that he wanted to kill the American for refusing to give him some money he promised him.

Badmos noted that Philips said he was frustrated that a charm he got from a prophet to make Wheelers give him the money, did not work.

She said, “Mr. Robert Wheelers arrived in Nigeria on August 25, 2017, and was picked up at the airport by the suspect, who once worked with him at the Tony Elumelu Foundation in 2015.

“He drove the man to his house in Ikorodu, where he was to reside for about two weeks till his return to the US. The victim was attacked by his host at midnight and was left in a pool of blood after which the suspect fled.

“The zonal command received the distress call and operatives were dispatched to launch a manhunt for the suspect while the victim was rushed to a hospital.

“On September 8, upon intelligence gathering, the suspect was arrested in his hideout in Ikorodu.

“The suspect, who was interrogated by the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2, Ibrahim Adamu, confessed to have hit the victim’s head with a pestle three times, stating that the victim reneged on his promise to give him an unspecified amount of money; a promise the victim couldn’t keep, which angered the suspect.

“The suspect, when asked why he wanted to kill the American because he refused to fulfil a promise, said he had placed all his hope in the money he was to get from the white man.

“He said he had even consulted a white garment church where he was given a charm to use on the man, but he was angered when the victim didn’t obey his instruction.”

Badmos said investigation was ongoing, adding that the AIG had directed that no stone should be left unturned in bringing the case to a conclusion.

Posted: Sep 13, 2017


Oludare Buraimoh, a Director in Lagos State Ministry of Youths, has committed suicide by hanging in his room.

According to reports, late Buraimoh who lives at Unity Estate, Phase II, Gbonagun, Abeokuta, took his life at about 4.00 p.m. on Monday after attending to his son Dotun, who was sick.

His son, Dotun while narrating the incident said it all happened around 4.00 p.m. after his father gave him a drug to treat malaria.

'We were both at home; he came to give me a drug and left me thinking he was going to retire to his room. But when I did not hear his voice I called him, but no response came. I, thereafter, went to his room only to find him hanging on the ceiling with a traditional Aso Oke tied to his neck and a stool with which he committed the suicide'he said.

Dotun continued to say, 'I then alerted the neighbours, who in turn, told me to alert the police, which I did'.

According to the wife of the deceased:

'I don’t know what came over him, it is inexplicable. We have been surviving through the thick and thin and now that we ought to sit down and enjoy after all the years of toiling, he decided to take his life. He did not show any sign of depression at the time he committed suicide'.

The Obantoko Police Station, where the incident was reported, confirmed the suicide through DSP Rasheed Olaleye of the station who declined to give further comments, saying that the DPO would be in the best position to handle the case.

The remains of the deceased has been deposited at General Hospital, Abeokuta, after clearance from the police.

Posted: Sep 13, 2017


Yaw Dabo, a Kumawood comic actor, is finally getting married to his "sweetheart" actress Vivian Okyere.

According to Ghpage, the two featured in Kumawood movie "Megye wo girl" in which Yaw Dabo snatched Vivian from his boss.

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He told Ghpage that he has been dating Vivian for some time now while recounting all the movies they've starred together.

"It won't be long as all, may be we can announce our wedding date" he said.

Dabo said the two of them understand each other, and dismissed suggestions that Vivian could be drawn to his money. He said she genuinely loves him and is not in anyway drawn to his riches.

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The actor owns three football teams - all which he solely finance.

In a video recorded in May, Vivian professed his love for Dabo, saying:

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“My love for Yaw Dabo it’s natural, Don’t underestimate him, He is my heart.”

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Posted: Sep 13, 2017


Tennis champion Serena Williams welcomed her first child, a daughter, with fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, on September 1st. She has now teased people with a cryptic message '... but are you ready?' served as a caption on Instagram for her first post-pregnancy photo.

Posted: Sep 13, 2017


Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC have reportedly discovered two more assets in Abuja belonging to former first lady, Patience Jonathan, who is currently being investigated by the EFCC for alleged money laundering. The Nation reports that the anti-graft agency believes that the newly discovered assets were allegedly bought through three of her firms namely Ariwabai Aurera Reachout Foundation; Finchley Top Homes Limited; and AM-PM Network Limited, with proceeds from corrupt practices. This brings to 15 the number of her properties that are being investigated.

The agency is currently making moves to seize the properties as well as investigate the roles played by seven banks in acquiring the assets as well as the aforementioned firms. Specifically, detectives are probing how Mrs. Jonathan allegedly used the proxy firms to secure six choice plots in the Central Business District(CBD), Abuja, Wasa District, Idogwari District, Karsana and Mabushi in the FCT.

The plots are:

-1758, Cadastral zone B06, Mabushi, which was allocated to Ariwabai Aurera Reachout Foundation in 2010;

-96, Cadastral Zone D05, Karsana, allocated to AM-PM Global Network Limited vide a letter of intent dated 31/05/2012;

-7109, Cadastral Zone E10, Wasa District, allocated to AM-PM Global Network Limited vide a letter of intent dated 27/03/2013;

-30, Cadasrtal Zone D03, Idogwari District (AM-PM Global Network Limited vide a letter of intent dated 23/10/2014);

-1758, Cadastral zone B06, Mabushi (Ariwabai Aurera Reachout Foundation vide a Right of Occupancy in 2010); and

-1350 Cadastral Zone A00, Central Business District, which was allocated to Ariwabai Aurera Reach Out Foundation in 2010. The and Certificate of Occupancy (CofO) issued in 2011.

An official of the anti-graft agency who spoke on condition of anonymity, said

“A Special Task Force is looking into how Mrs. Jonathan allegedly laundered huge sums of money into the accounts of three companies. These shell firms were in turn used to acquire some plots of land and properties suspected to be proceeds of crime. We have already written to the Corporate Affairs Commission(CAC) and seven banks linked with the plots of land and the two properties. Apart from the statements of account of the three companies., our team is in touch with Abuja Geographical Information Service(AGIS) for information about some properties linked to the affected firms.”

According to the souce, investigations by the agency shows that two properties were already being developed, allegedly by the former First Lady on Plot No. 1758 Cadastral zone B06 Mabushi and Plot No. 1350 Cadastral zone A00 Central Business District

“We discovered that on Plot No. 1758 Cadastral zone B06 Mabushi, which was allocated to Ariwabai Aurera Reachout Foundation in 2010 and C of O issued in 2011, eight mighty buildings are being built. Most people believe it is proposed to be a hotel. Also, Plot No. 1350, Cadastral Zone A00 in Central Business District, currently bears an eight-storey building still under construction. The plot was allocated to Ariwabai Aurera Reachout Foundation in 2010 and C of O issued in 2011. Inference may be drawn from the above, considering the fact that the suspect’s last known official position was Permanent Secretary in the Bayelsa State Government. Hence, there is no way such magnificent architectural edifices could have been built within a short space of time as it is the case with the properties in question.”

The EFCC believes that there is high probability that the property could have been built with proceeds of crime.

“It is evidently clear that it is a case of money laundering but there is need to do more to prove the predicate of the offence,” the source said. The agency is awaiting responses from banks, CAC and AGIS.

Besides, it is making efforts to get information about Finchley Homes Limited, its directors and all properties with bank accounts linked to them. The source confirmed that the EFCC might “request for the interim forfeiture of the two properties.

“This is particularly very important because attempt to mark the properties, by operatives, was resisted and even the portion that was successfully marked was later cleared by agents of the suspect,” the source said.

With the latest bend of investigation, 15 properties and six plots of land have so far been traced to the former First Lady in Port Harcourt, Yenagoa and Abuja. Besides the two properties in Abuja, 13 others were previously linked with the ex-First Lady.

The assets in Port Harcourt are former Customs Service officers mess; two duplexes at 2/3 Bauchi Street; landed property with blocks at Ambowei Street; three Luxury apartments of four-bedroom each at Ambowei Street; and Grand View Hotel along airport road.

The rest suspected assets in Yenagoa include two marble duplexes at Otioko GRA by Isaac Boro Expressway; Glass House on Sani Abacha Expressway, which is housing Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board; Akemfa Etie Plaza by AP filling Station, Melford Okilo Road; and Aridolf Resort, Wellness and Spa along Sani Abacha Expressway.

Posted: Sep 13, 2017


A 30-year-old Nigerian man who scammed several U.S. companies out of millions of dollars by posing as the CEO has been sentenced to 46 months in prison.

According to Dallas Morning News, Amechi Colvis Amuegbunam achieved this by creating email accounts that made it look as if he were a company executive and then asked employees handling accounts to wire money wherever he wanted, most often to foreign banks.

Last week, he was sentenced to 46 months in prison for scamming more than 10 victims out of $3.7 million. He originally faced up to 30 years if convicted by a jury, but his lawyer argued in court documents that Amuegbunam did not have any previous criminal record and was not a danger to society.

In addition to his prison stint, Amuegbunam will have to pay $615,555 in restitution for his use of this scam, known as a “business email compromise scheme,” which the Morning News notes has become a crime of choice for some organized crime groups in Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, according to the FBI.

Amuegbunam was arrested in 2015 in Baltimore and pleaded guilty back in March to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The 30-year-old was living in the U.S. on a student visa at the time of his crimes. His lawyer, Ezekiel Tyson, said that he was pleased with the sentence that his client received.

“Mr. Amuegbunam has grown tremendously as a person and as a man throughout the process of this criminal case,” Tyson said. “He is absolutely one of the most intelligent and creative individuals I have ever represented.”

Amuegbunam will be deported back to Nigeria after finishing up his sentence, Tyson confirmed. Tyson said that Amuegbunam had plans to become a farmer and produce organic pesticides, going along a different path from the sophisticated scam that he pulled off.

“I expect once he puts his intelligence, creativity and drive towards legitimate enterprises, he will have a very positive future,” Tyson said. “Mr. Amuegbunam also plans to do his best to repay the restitution he owes to the victim companies.”

Posted: Sep 13, 2017


Veteran rapper, Eedris Abdulkareem has once again spoken about his famous beef with American rapper, 50 Cent.

Recall that 13 years ago, 50 Cent was confronted by Eedris in a Lagos airport. The American rapper was billed to headline the annual Star Mega Jam when a mild drama ensued aboard an ADC airline from Lagos to Port Harcourt. 

It was reported that Eedris attempted to sit in a seat reserved for 50 Cent, but was prevented from doing so.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with LIB, the 'Jaga Jaga' rapper who claimed he was protesting to the treatment given to foreign and local acts during the musical tour, said the beef was the revolution that got every artiste respected in the Nigerian industry and outside the country.

In his words: When I was on the plane with 50, and he asked me to get the hell out of his seat. I said no, this is Nigeria, this is my country.

'He can't come here and tell me shit, that isn't gonna happen. That was the revolution that got every artistes respected in the Nigerian industry and it took them all over the country.'

'That was the defending moment for the Nigerian artistes, I can remember at the back stage, Psquare was sent away, a couple of people were also sent a way and I wasn't happy about it.'

'But moving forward, I'm happy for the Nigerian Industry and am happy with everything that's happening today.'

3 years later, in 2007, the pair squashed off their beef when 50 Cent came to Nigeria to perform at media launch of the KORA Awards in Abuja, Eedris publicly apologised to him on stage.

Posted: Sep 13, 2017


There was a heavy explosion which hit the former New artisan market Enugu at 8 p.m on Monday, 11th September.

According to the Enugu State Police Command Spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu the command has launched an investigation into the cause of the explosion and has dispatched a team of investigators mainly from its Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD), to the scene of the incident.

The spokesman revealed that no life was lost and said that the EOD team was currently combing the entire area and its environs in order to ensure that it was safe and secure for all

“The command through its operatives has commenced a full-scale investigation into the alleged incident of an explosion at the scrap site of the former New Artisan Market in Enugu. The cause of the explosion is yet to be ascertained and no life was lost. However, the incident is alleged to have caused minor destruction in a nearby food shop, including two vehicles parked near the said shop,’’ he said.

He advised residents of the state and travellers along the road not to panic

“The command is advising the good people of the state, particularly residents of that axis not to entertain fear or panic, but to go about their normal lawful businesses. All hands are on deck, the command is working in partnership with relevant sister security agencies and stakeholders to ensure a safe and secure Enugu and its environs,’’ he said.

Posted: Sep 13, 2017


A 19-year-old man fatally shot his mother in the back of the head on Friday, after she told him 'he couldn’t keep a puppy in their home'.

Andrew David Willson was arraigned Monday in 55th District Court on one count each of murder and felony firearm possession, after his mother Lisa Marie Willson, 51, was found dead in her home.

The teenager called the police early Friday morning to say he returned to their home in Wheatfield Township, Michigan to find his mother dead in a bedroom, the Ingham County Sheriff’s detective Charles Bucklandtestified.

The detective said the teen talked to his mother about the puppy the night before, but she told him he would have to bring the dog to his father’s home instead.

Buckland revealed that Willson confessed that he used a rifle from a locked cabinet and shot his mother in the back of the head while she was sleeping.

Police recovered the .22 Magnum, which the 19-year-old discarded on a drive on back roads, Buckland testified.

Andrew Willson, who was denied bond at his arraignment Monday, is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on Sept. 28.

Posted: Sep 12, 2017


On Monday, government workers in Zamfara state embarked on an indefinite strike over the failure of the government to meet their several demands despite giving the government a 21-day ultimatum to meet certain demands or face industrial action.

Bashir Mafara, Chairman of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in the state announced the decision after a joint meeting of the affiliated unions in Gusau.

He said, Zamfara workers were faced with a number of problems which include failure to pay the salaries of 1,400 recruited by the government more than two years ago, non payment of backlog of pension and gratuities, non payment of minimum wage to primary school teachers and local government employees as well as non payment of annual salary increment.

He said the two labour unions, Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress, had decided to declare an indefinite industrial action throughout the state from Sept. 12. Mafara urged all workers to stay at home and pray. The chairman said three ad hoc committees have been constituted to ensure the success of the strike. He also called of understanding among the workers in the state noting that, the action was aimed at improving the workers’ welfare and development of the state.

Posted: Sep 12, 2017


City mayor, Alfred Gadenne has been found dead with his throat cut open in a cemetery in Belgium.

His death comes as a shock to the country with the prime minister expressing ‘horror’ at the death of the lawmaker. His wife found the 71-year-old’s body in the graveyard close to his home.

He was the gatekeeper and locked the cemetery in Mouscron every evening. Local news service SudInfo said a suspect had handed himself in to police and that the motive was unclear.

Reacting to the incident, Prime Minister Charles Michel said ‘I have learned with horror of the brutal death of Alfred Gadenne. All my thoughts are with his family and friends.’

Philippe Courard, president of the parliament for Belgium’s French-speaking south, tweeted: ‘Terrifying. What kind of world are we living in?’

Posted: Sep 12, 2017


Jean-Claude Van Damme's youngest son, Nicholas Van Varenberg, was arrested for allegedly holding his roommate at knifepoint.

21-year-old Nicholas was arrested on Sunday in Tempe, Arizona in the United States. According to TMZ, police got a call to check on him because he'd punched the elevator in his building. When cops got there, they found a trail of blood leading to his apartment, and after speaking to him and a roommate, discovered Nicholas injured his hand.

The cops left, but 20 minutes later, Nicholas' roommate ran downstairs, claiming he'd escaped the apartment where Nicholas was holding him at knifepoint. He told officers Nicholas was angry that he had opened the door for them. Officers immediately searched the apartment, and say they found the knife and marijuana.

Nicholas was booked for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful imprisonment, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Posted: Sep 12, 2017


The body of a young Nigerian man was found along a road somewhere in South Africa on Monday.


Posted: Sep 12, 2017


Professor Wole Soyinka has condemned individuals who have created different social media accounts in his name calling them “identity thieves” and “forgers.”

He dissociated himself and the Wole Soyinka Foundation from every Facebook and Twitter account posing as him or his foundation.

“They created a Wole Soyinka blogspot, or whatever. There is also a Wole Soyinka Twitter. Please, press, I am begging you to note that I don't do Facebook, I don't do Twitter and I don't do blogs,” he said.

“I implore you in the name of whatever it is you believe in to help squash them like bed bugs. They are very believable in that they get the right pictures. They went as far as getting the authentic publications and activities and they string them all over the place. Please note that they are fake. There is only one Wole Soyinka Foundation,” Mr. Soyinka said.

Posted: Sep 12, 2017


Youths of the core oil community, Eket, Esit-Eket, Onna and Ibeno Local Government Areas on Monday, embarked on a warning protest for the Exxon Mobil oil company to immediately relocate its headquarters to Akwa Ibom State.

The youths defied the heavy rainfall and barricaded the gates of the company at its Housing Estate in Eket and the Airstrip with coffins and other traditional injunctions.

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Speaking on behalf of Afigh Iwaad Ekid, organizers of the warning protest, Mr Joe Etukudo said:

"Time has come for Mobil to relocate to Akwa Ibom State in keeping with the presidential directives"

"Today is just a warning protest done in a very civilized manner, we will eventually shut down Mobil's operation both onshore and offshore if after fourteen days the company does not take us seriously", Etukudo said.

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Posted: Sep 12, 2017


Yesterday, members of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB and some officers of the Nigerian army had a clash in Umuahia, Abia state. IPOB members claim the soldiers in armored tanks had attempted to invade Nnamdi Kanu's home, a claim the Nigerian Army has since denied. In a statement released last night, theNigerian Army says that IPOB members prevented some of its officers from passing through the road where Kanu's house is.

The IPOB members attacked the Army officers with stones and broken bottles. In the process, two officers and a lady were injured. IPOB members claim the soldiers shot one of their members on the leg.

This morning, the leader of the secessionist group led some reporters to his home. In an interview with the reporters, Kanu said countered the claims by the military. According to him, they attempted to drive to his home but were prevented by his members. He also said that there were casualties and that the military took some of the casualties away. Kanu also alleged that the military went to the Federal Medical Center in the state to look for their members who were receiving medical treatment from the gunshot sustained during the attempted invasion. He said the Federal government wants to push his group to war but that he would not succumb to it.

"The Nigerian military came to my village to intimidate, harass innocent civilians who are unarmed. I was sleeping. It was their siren that woke me up from my sleep and I enquired what was happening and I was told that the army was coming to my house. I looked through the window from my bedroom towards the junction and I saw their armored personnel carrier. It drove past and then turned around and came back towards this direction and they started firing at the people who were protesting and asking them why are they coming to this place to harass peaceful people who have done nothing to deserve such humiliation. They started firing indiscriminately. So I was told that a few people injured. I saw two people who were bleeding profusely. I was told there were casualties And as it is their tradition, when they shoot people, they carry their bodies away. We didn't want to get at those people that was why we prevented them from coming here. Their intention was to ransack my family home and we would not have that" he said

Posted: Sep 12, 2017


President Buhari with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday received  courtesy visit the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria including Ooni of Ife H.R.H. Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II, Sultan of Sokoto H.R.H. Sa'ad Abubakar IV, H.R.M Eze Eberechi Dick Eze Mboko of Ngwa Amaise and other traditional rulers at State House.

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Posted: Sep 12, 2017


Just ike Dino Melaye, trouble may also be looming for Senate Presidnet, Bukola Saraki as posters calling for his recall begin to pop up in Ilorin the Kwara State capital.

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The circulating poster was designed and shared by a group called 'Kwara Must Change'. So far, there's no official statement from the group or any response from the office of the Senate President.

Posted: Sep 12, 2017


The Nigeria Customs Service at the Tin-Can Island command has intercepted a 20-feet container marked GESU25255208, carrying 600 pieces of Jojef Magnum Black, Pump rifles, Jojef Magnum Silver pump action rifles, Jojef Magnum plastic single barrel, hunting gun pump action rifles. The container which arrived Nigeria from Turkey, was labeled to be carrying Wash hand basins. The guns were discovered during an inspection by some officers in the command. Image title

Controller General of Customs, Col. Ahmed Alli , who was at the command where the guns were intercepted and paraded before newsmen, said one of the agency's officers believed to have cut the seal of the container without following due process, as well as a clerk  at the command, had been arrested in connection with the discovery. Image title

Posted: Sep 11, 2017


R&B singer, Usher has denied each and every allegation made against him, including claims he had exposed three accusers to genital herpes.

In new documents obtained by the Daily News on Thursday, Usher denied "each and every allegation" made by the two women and one man who filed a joint lawsuit last month claiming sexual battery, fraud, negligence, and infliction of emotional distress.

In the records, the singer, full name Usher Raymond IV went on to say that even if sexual contact did take place, there was never any intent to harm.

The paper work which filed by singer's lawyers Laura Wasser and Zia Modabber at the Los Angeles County Superior Court states that 'Any alleged conduct by Defendant, which is expressly denied, was unintentional.'

In addition, the paperwork states that in any sexual contact which may have took place 'each plaintiff assumed the risk of any alleged harm.'

The report comes just days after one of his accusers, Quantasia Sharpton told YouTube vlogger Miss Jacob Kohinoor in a phone interview that she has a sex tape with Usher.

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Posted: Sep 08, 2017