Tuesday, 2 May 2017

First Lady, Aisha Buhari Breaks Silence On President Buhari's Health

Aisha Buhari in a series of tweets reacted to president Buhari's health, saying his health is not as bad as it's being perceived.

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Actress Banned From Films For Being ‘Too Sexy’

Cambodian actress, Denny Kwan, has been banned from working in the entertainment industry for a year, over her Facebook posts that was deemed too raunchy.

The 24-year-old actress who has starred in several movies and music videos was banned by the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts’ disciplinary council for failing to keep a written promise to dress in a less sexy way.

Court restrains husband from coming close to wife for 12 months

Court restrains husband from coming close to wife for 12 months

Magistrate (Mrs) Sule Amzat of a Lagos state Magistrate court sitting in Ogudu, Ojota, has restrained one Mr. Jonathan Emoghase from coming anywhere close to his wife and mother of his three children, Janet Ojeikere for the next 12 months over alleged incessant physical assault.
The order which was obtained from the family court last Thursday stated that Mr Emoghase would go to jail for three months if he is found to have disobeyed the order of the court.

Buhari’s health: Obasanjo, Babangida, Abdulsalami in closed door meeting

Buhari’s health: Obasanjo, Babangida, Abdulsalami in closed door meeting

Three former Heads of State – Generals Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar – on Monday met behind closed doors over the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The meeting, which took place in the Hilltop Mansion of Babangida in Minna, the Niger State capital, was said to have taken place between “late afternoon and evening”.

I was sexually abused as a child” TY Bello Shares Story of Her Life

Singer and photographer, TY Bello, says she was molested as a child and that it had a negative effect on her during her formative years. The Greenland singer shared this with Kemi Adetiba.
I was sexually abused as a child and because of this, I felt like there was something ugly about me that made me encounter this. This was not the abusers fault, this was me.

Wizkid and Tiwa Savage Set to Light the Stage at Jay Zs Made In America Festival

Tiwa Savage and Wizkid are set to perform at this year’sMade In America Festival of the rap legend Jay Z.
The rapper announced the line up which includes his sister in law, Solange and other big names in the industry.

Nigerian Journalist Shuaibu gets lighter robbery charge in US

Abdullahi Shuaibu, the Nigerian charged with a string of bank robberies in the U.S. two weeks ago, got some relief from prosecutors on Monday  who  amended the charge.

Shuaibu was arrested on April 17 and accused by U.S. authorities of robbing four banks in Manhattan, New York.

When the matter came up for hearing, Shuaibu, who was present in the court, pleaded “not guilty”, through a member of his legal team, Tim Pruitt.

EFCC Arraigns Two For €88, 000 Internet Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 arraigned the duo of Ajani Isaac Adedotun, (a.k.a. Clara Williams and Lara Williams) and Adesina Segun Adedeji before Justice A.D. Oladimeji of the Osun State High Court sitting in Ede, on a 50-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence.

Mum Of Nine Boisterous Sons Is Pregnant Again & She's Having Another Boy

Nine pairs of muddy, smelly trainers are lined up in the hall like Russian dolls running from largest to smallest. Above them hang nine coats and nine sets of clothes for the day, most of them school uniforms.

In the kitchen, the table is filled with enough bowls of cereal and slices of toast to feed an army. This is how every day starts for miracle mum Alexis Brett, the only female in a five-bedroom house full of testosterone.

Former Osun Gov, Bisi Akande, Says He Wept Over President Buhari’s Health

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In a statement released yesterday, former Osun state governor and a founding father of the APC, Bisi Akande, said President Buhari’s absence at the wedding of Tunde Sabiu, Buhari’s adopted son and PA, over the weekend, made him weep, knowing that his ailment caused him not to attend such an important occasion. Akande stated that last December when he saw President Buhari, he complained of his stressed look. He said:

The FBI translator who fled to Syria to marry an ISIS terrorist

An FBI translator who was assigned to investigate a bloodthirsty ISIS terrorist wound up falling head-over-heels in love with the man — and married him instead, a report says.
Daniela Greene, 38, was apparently so lovestruck by the German-born jihadist that she left her husband in the US to be with him in war-torn Syria, and then lied to the feds about her whereabouts, according to CNN.

12-Year-Old Girl Banned From A Chess Tournament For Wearing A "Seductive" Dress

A 12-year-old girl was barred from a Malaysian chess tournament over her “seductive” dress, her coach has claimed, igniting public outrage against the organisers of the competition in the Muslim-majority nation.

The Malaysian Chess Federation on Tuesday said it would investigate and denied that religious sensitivities had prompted the decision to exclude the young player, as it seeks to curb the public backlash.

Indian police unable to unlock the phone of Nigerian ‘ganja’ smuggler

The mobile phone of a Nigerian ‘ganja’ or Indian hemp smuggler, has proven a hard nut for Indian police.

Indian police in the city of  Visakhapatnam, desirous of knowing the Nigerian contacts  announced last night  their frustration in being unable to unlock his

The Nigerian, identified as Charles Chuks was arrested Saturday night by the City Task Force with 25kg of dry ganja.

Recovered Ikoyi $43.4million Loot: Ayo Oke Indicts Panel Member NSA Monguno

The Presidential Investigative Committee probing the recovery of $43.4million at Osborne Towers in Ikoyi, Lagos has commenced its work, but there is a twist in the committee’s work.
One of the committee members have been indicted. The Presidential Investigative Committee probing the recovery of $43.4million at Osborne Towers in Ikoyi, Lagos commenced its work on Monday, April 24 at the Vice President’s Wing of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Sweden’s Largest Mosque Burned

This photo shows parts of the Sweden’s Imam Ali Mosque, which was destroyed in a arson attack on May 1, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

Sweden’s largest mosque has been deliberately set ablaze in an arson attack, marking yet another hate crime against the Muslim community in the Scandinavian country.

Photos: Nnamdi Kanu Visits Femi Fani-Kayode at his Abuja Home

Femi Fani-Kayode hosted Nnamdi Kanu and his delegation at his Abuja home for lunch and a three-hour meeting. See more photos after the cut…

18-year-old Indiana Girl to Graduate from College before Graduating from High School

An 18-year-old girl, Raven Osborne is about to get her college degree, before even graduating from High school.
While speaking to CBS News, the excited girl said: “I graduate from college on May 5”.
Raven gets her college degree 17 days before her high school diploma, because she will graduate from high school on May 22.

Five-year-old boy Playing ‘Spiderman’ Jumps from 40ft High Window With Umbrella, Survives Without a Scratch

A five-year-old boy jumped 40ft out of a window “like Spiderman ” and miraculously survived the incident with hardly a scratch.
The youngster, whose name was not revealed and photos were censored, suddenly leaped out of his third storey flat’s living room with an open umbrella, his mum said.

'I Don't Sleep At Public Functions, I Only Pretend'' - Gov Ganduje Tells Critics

Kano State Governor says he is not bowing to blackmailers who said he was not working but sleeping. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje stated this during an interactive session with labour unions as part of May Day celebration at the Government House, Kano.‎

We’ve already started moving out of recession – Finance Minister

We’ve already started moving out of recession – Finance Minister

The minister of finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, yesterday said the nation’s economy has started moving out recession as President Muhammadu Buhari’s- led administration was bringing a lot of efficiency into government spending and infrastructure.
Speaking during a flagship programme of Covenant Christian Centre in Lagos, the minister said the government in the short-term has to borrow and invest in infrastructure rather than wait for the global oil prices to recover.

Ronaldo trumped by ‘best player in history’ Messi – Xavi

Ronaldo trumped by ‘best player in history’ Messi – Xavi

Barcelona great Xavi praised the “spectacular” Cristiano Ronaldo but said Lionel Messi remains “the best player in history.”
Ronaldo and Barca maestro Messi are regularly compared and always in the discussion over the greatest players of all-time.

World Bank’s $500m grant to tackle, erosion, flooding – Jibril

World Bank’s $500m grant to tackle, erosion, flooding – Jibril

The minister of environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, has disclosed that World Bank’s $500million grant to the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) was aimed at tackling gully erosion, flooding and management of watershed across the 19 states of the federation.
To this end, he stated that NEWMAP would ensure that the threat of deforestation and control of gully erosion was reduced to the barest minimum, which he said was creating a negative effect in the country.

Nigeria’s UN Ambassador assumes duty in New York

Nigeria’s UN Ambassador assumes duty in New York

Nigeria’s new Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the UN, Tijjani Bande, on Monday arrived in New York to assume office at the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the UN.
The News Agency of Nigeria in New York reports that Mr. Bande was received at a brief reception organised for him by the Permanent Mission.

PDP condemns arrest of former governor Sule Lamido

The Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday described the arrest of former Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido, by the police as a further signal that democracy is nose-diving in Nigeria.
Lamido was arrested and detained on the allegation of ‘inciting the public.’ In a statement signed by its spokesman, Dayo Adeyeye, the opposition party declared that the government of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was simply arresting and detaining prominent opposition leaders because of the fear of losing elections.

Why MTN sacked 280 workers

MTN Nigeria said it had to disengage 280 staff because it wanted to delve  into full Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and digital operations.

An official who pleaded anonymity told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday, that the company would inject another group of new employees, capable of delivering on it new goals.

NLC,Workers demand N65,000 minimum salary

The call for pay rise and improved working conditions resonated across the 36 states yesterday as workers marked the 2017 May Day.

The umbrella bodies – Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) – asked employers for a review of minimum monthly salary from N18, 000 to N65, 000.

Anthony Joshua to 'have stadium and street named after him' in Ogun State

Anthony Joshua is set to have a stadium named after him in Nigeria.

The Sagamu International Stadium is set to honour Joshua following his victory over Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley on Saturday night.

Yinka Mafe, the majority leader of the State House of Assembly in the Ogun State government in Nigeria, was among those who watched Joshua's win in an open air viewing event.Joshua's parents hail from the Ogun State region of Nigeria.