Monday, 27 March 2017

Tanzania rapper arrested for insulting President in his new song

Popular Tanzanian rapper, Emmanuel Elibariki, who performs as Ney wa Mitego, has been arrested for releasing a song called deemed insulting to the government. 

The song, Wapo, which has not made it to the radio airwaves yet, emerged last week and was widely shared on social media, especially on Whatsapp. 

I don’t have houses in Maitama – Magu

I don’t have houses in Maitama – Magu

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has denied owning houses in the Maitama area of Abuja.
Magu was quoted as saying this in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, on Monday.
The statement was in reaction to a report captioned, ‘Magu under fresh probe over two Abuja mansions’ which was published by a national newspaper on Sunday.

Oritsefemi Moves Into New Lekki Home

The singer just moved into a new home and they say it costs him N400m.

The musical Taliban as he is fondly called has also acquired an office space to help strengthen his business chain that includes; Oritsefemi Oil & Gas (OFOG), MSN G Entertainment and Oritsefemi NGO (Feed a Child).

Oritsefemi has also employed a new manager, Miss Karachi Maduforo @theladykara as his personal manager while Danku remains as head of A&R for MSN.

He started from Ajegunle to Festac. He later moved from Ikeja to Lekki phase 1, a few years ago.

More photos after the cut..

Photos: Muslim women gather on Westminster Bridge to condemn 'abhorrent' attack

Muslim women gather on Westminster Bridge to condemn 'abhorrent' attack

Women formed a human chain along Westminster Bridge tonight to remember the victims of the attack on March 22.

Four people were killed when Khalid Masood drove a rented SUV along the pavement, mowing down pedestrians and leaving three with fatal injuries. He then crashed into railings outside the Houses of Parliament, left the vehicle and stabbed PC Keith Palmer to death as he stood on guard.

Stepdad kills 2-year-old girl in anger after he lost computer game

A stepdad killed her 2-year-old stepdaughter by throwing her into a door in frustration because he lost a computer game he was playing. Szymon Brzozowski, 24, threw the toddler at the door's metal frame and she eventually died from "cranio-cerebral injuries".

The toddler, whose name was given as Lilka, did not lose consciousness after the attack but she couldn't eat or drink anything subsequently.

Nigerian Politician Mysteriously Dies in Saudi Arabia

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A former Chairman of Kankia Local Government Area of Katsina State, Alhaji Bishir Babba-Kaita has left many in shock after he died in Saudi Arabia during hajj.The death has been announced of Alhaji Bishir Babba-Kaita, the former Chairman of Kankia Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Jealous Father Stabs His Daughters To death After Accusing Wife Of Cheating

A North Carolina father has been charged with the murders of his two daughters a newborn and a toddler after driving into the woods with them in a jealous rage Friday, officials said.

Tillman Freeman, 30, of Fayetteville, had a growing obsession that his wife was cheating on him. So on Friday, he drove their two young children,4-day-old Genesis Freeman and her 2-year-old sister, Serenity,  to a secluded spot in the woods in Hoke County and stabbed them to death, authorities said.

American Rapper Fetty Wap involved in Robbery... 3 People Shot

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Fetty Wap and his associates were involved in an altercation in his hometown of Paterson, NJ early Sunday morning (March 26). According to Paterson Police, Fetty Wap and a group of his friends were at a deli on Montclair Avenue in South Paterson at 5 am. 

Fetty's group were involved in some sort of dispute and robbery. Three people were shot during the altercation and were taken to the hospital where they are expected to pull through. Fetty Wap was not injured during the altercation. His associates are not being charged with the shooting.

42 Anti-Malaria Drugs Banned In EU, But Still Sold in Nigeria Markets

A renowned medical practitioner and proprietor of hospitals in Lagos anonymously told Tribune Newspaper that though there was no official communication from the authorities to relevant bodies in the field, the issue was generating serious concern among medical practitioners in the country.

My Hands Are Clean, I Have Nothing to Do with Paris Club Refund - Senate President Bukola Saraki

An aide to the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki has accused the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of dragging the name of the Senate President in the mud by issuing false statements against him.

Saraki has however denied any involvement in the Paris Club Refund as alleged by the EFCC.

In a statement issued through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu on Sunday, the lawmaker stressed he has no business with the refund as alleged. Olaniyonu stressed that the allegations against Saraki were false and baseless.

“Let us first state that these allegations are not new.

MAUTECH 100 Level Female Student Commits Suicide Due To Poor Result

A first year female student of Moddibo Adama University of Technology , allegedly committed suicide due to her poor result.

It was gathered that the undergraduate of the department of Management; School of Management and Information Technology (SMIT), allegedly ingested insecticide in Oba Adetona Hostel of the University where she lodged, after seeing the result.

Another Man Attempts To Commit Suicide On Third Mainland Bridge

According to journalist, Malik Nasir, the elderly man pictured above attempted to commit suicide on Third mainland bridge yesterday.

"Yet Another Suicide Attempt At the Lagos Lagoon today. He was rescued before he could take the plunge. An Ifa Priest has said in a national daily that "the Lagoon is Angry? How do we appease the Lagoon Please. Good Morning" he wrote

Photos: Joseph Yobo's Wife, Adaeze Shows Her Post-Baby Body

Adaeze Yobo shared these adorable photos of herself six weeks after giving birth to her third child and she looks really amazing.

This will be the couple's first daughter. They already have two sons; a 6-year-old and another who is almost 2. More photos after the cut...

Rashidi Yekini’s Daughter: "My Dad Wasn’t Mentally Challenged Before His Death"

Omoyemi is one of the daughters of the late Super Eagles striker, Rashidi Yekini. She talks to MOTUNRAYO JOEL about her father’s life and career

Tell us about yourself.
I am a 200 level English undergraduate student of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State. I had my primary and secondary education in Osun State.

Senate Probes Buhari, Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan Over N4tr Customs Revenue

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The Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff has revealed plans to investigate how over N4 trillion was lost due to revenue leakage in the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). The period under review will cover 2006 and 2016.

In the investigation, the Senate committee will look into the tenures of former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan. Also, President Muhammadu Buhari’s government will be probed.

You Won’t Win African Player Of The Year Without Super Eagles – NFF Warns Moses

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has told Chelsea wingback, Victor Moses, to be more committed to the national team or miss out on winning the African Footballer of the Year award. Moses reported to the team’s camp ahead of the friendly against Senegal, but returned to the Premier League club, after claiming he was carrying a knock.

No Professional Football Club In Nigeria — Onigbinde

Former Coach of the Super Eagles, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde says there is no Nigerian football club that can truly qualify to be described as a professional football club in the real sense of the word. Onigbinde who was a guest on a radio programme monitored in Abuja said going by the FIFA standard, ‘’there is no Nigerian team that has a management that is elected’’.

Bureaux De Change At Risk As Naira Gains More Muscle

Business seems bad for Bureaux De Change (BDCs) — no thanks to the naira’s new strength that has hit them with heavy losses.

The naira has strengthened below N381 to the dollar, the rate at which BDCs buy International Money Transfer Operators (IMTOS) cash from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The naira exchanged at N375 to the dollar in the parallel market at the weekend.

"Dead Boy Resurrects At Lord's Chosen Charismatic Ministries" - Member Claims

A member of Lord's Chosen Church shared a shocking story of a dead boy, who got resurrected during a prayer session at their Charismatic Ministry. According to Philip Omeire, he said,

Sis Helen Michael will never forget this day in the annals of her history. Her miracle is that which is not common among men. She came with a sorrowful heart to the service today as a result of her son (1year plus) who was terribly ill and later died on her way to church. She's was so optimistic that God would bring him back to her life. 

Photos: Dino Melaye, ABU VC Arrive Senate On Hearing Of Certificate Scandal

Senator Dino Melaye arrives Senate Ethics Committee on investigative hearing of his alleged certificate scandal. Also in attendance is the Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Ibrahim Garba. More photos after the cut...

Arik Air asks court to disqualify AMCON’s receiver manager

Arik Air asks court to disqualify AMCON’s receiver manager

Arik Air last Friday told the Federal High Court in Lagos that the process leading to the take over of the airline by the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) was improper.
AMCON had on February 8, 2017 announced the take over of Arik Air.

Dino Melaye: Senate Summons ABU VC to Appear Today

The Senate has summoned the Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Professor Ibrahim Garba, to appear before it today and explain his side of the story regarding the certificate scandal allegation levelled against Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West), that he did not graduate from the institution.

Also to appear before the Senate today is the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (retd), over allegation that Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki was on a vengeance mission against the NCS, following failure to pay Customs duty of N74 million on a N298 million Range Rover SUV.

The 23 poorest countries in the world

Based on data from the IMF, the magazine ranked the world's countries according to their GDP per capita and determined the poorest and richest ones.

The analysis also used a Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) basis, which takes into account the living cost and inflation rates, in order to compare living standards between the different nations.

University of Lagos Student Dies, Shortly After Returning From An Outing With A Man

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Tragedy has stuck at the Moremi Hall of the University of Lagos after a Chemistry Education student, identified simply as Tope, slumped and died at the institution’s medical centre. Sources in UNILAG said the student, who was squatting in the hostel, died shortly after returning from an outing with a man. They added that Tope could have been saved if she was promptly attended to at the centre. One of them said:

I wanted to join Marseille – Kante

I wanted to join Marseille – Kante

France midfielder N’Golo Kante revealed he wanted to join Marseille from Caen instead of heading to the Premier League.
Kante, 25, ended up at Leicester City, winning the title before joining Chelsea, where he is on track to repeat the feat.

APC govt remains best option for Nigerians – Abdullahi

APC govt remains best option for Nigerians – Abdullahi

The All Progressives Congress (APC)–led federal government remains the best option for the country, inspite of economic challenges facing Nigerians.
The national publicity secretary of APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi stated this during an interview with newsmen in Ilorin, Kwara state.

Three Things I Did While In Prison — Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday narrated his prisons experience and declared that he did three things while he was in Yola and Kirikiri prisons serving a jail term for a phantom coup charges by the late military dictator, Sani Abacha.

He also said there should be no position that a man should find himself in life where he should not be useful to God.

He also posited that the major challenge in life was not how to stay alive but “what to live for and what to live with.”

I owe nobody apology over my criticism of Buhari’s administration – El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has insisted he owes no one apology about the memo he wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari, recommending that some reforms be made.
In the 30-page document, El-Rufai warned Buhari that some of the people around him are selfish and inexperienced. He made reference to the President’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal.

Netherlands sack coach Blind following loss to Bulgaria

Netherlands sack coach Blind following loss to Bulgaria

Netherlands have sacked coach Danny Blind in the wake of their World Cup qualifying loss to Bulgaria.
The Dutch Football Association (KNVB) has called time on the former defender’s reign after only 20 months and 18 matches.

Photos: Jesus Tomb in Jerusalem Reopens after $4m Restoration

A team of scientists and restorers have completed the restoration of Jesus tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, at a cost of $4million. The renovation work which was held up for more than 200 years, took nine months to be completed. The tomb site is a cave where Roman Catholics and Orthodox Catholics believe Jesus was entombed and then was resurrected. It lies beneath a shrine called the Aedicule.

Man Arrested For Impersonating Lagos Land Use Officer In Lagos

Olaitan Shofolahan, 37, a man arrested by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command for impersonating officials of the Lagos State Land Use Charge has blamed unemployment as the cause of his action.

Shofolahan, an Accounting graduate of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State, was arrested on Thursday in Lekki Phase 1, in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos. He was arrested while attempting to defraud a resident of the posh estate of several millions Land Use Charge dues.

29-Year-Old Man Suddenly Dies While Digging Grave Of An Old Woman In Ebonyi

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Tragedy struck in Onunwankwo village, Umuhuali community in Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, as a 29-year-old man, Ifeanyi Nwafor, who was digging the grave of an elderly woman, suddenly slumped an died.

Narrating the incident to newsmen, Mr. Nonso Ekuma, who is a member of the Youth Assembly in the area, disclosed the deceased who is from Azuegu village, participated in all the burial activities of the deceased woman, Madam Alioke Mgbanya, before his death.