Saturday, 16 September 2017

Egypt Court Upholds Ex-President Morsi's Life Sentence

An Egyptian court has upheld a life sentence for ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on charges of harming national security by leaking secret state documents to Qatar while he was in office. 

Morsi, democratically elected after Egypt's 2011 revolution, was removed from his position in mid-2013 by a coup led by Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the army chief of the time.

Jay-Z salutes football rebel in New York return

Back on stage in his native New York after a stint as a full-time businessman, Jay-Z was in the mood for his classics. And for a bit of politics.

Headlining The Meadows festival Friday night before one of artist Jeff Koons’ giant balloon dogs, Jay-Z hailed two outspoken voices on race relations: quarterback Colin Kaepernick and recently deceased comedian Dick Gregory.

Police arrest 18-year-old boy in connection with London tube bombing

Armed police are this afternoon raiding a house in Surrey hours after arresting the 18-year-old man believed to have planted the Parsons Green bomb.

One nearby resident told MailOnline that officers had found a bomb at the site in Sunbury-on-Thames after ‘around 60 people’ were evacuated from their homes.

Earlier today police apprehended a suspect in the ‘port area’ of Dover as it was thought he was attempting to flee the country.

Bill Cosby's Sexual Assault Retrial Set For April 2018

U.S actor and comedian, Bill Cosby’s retrial on charges of sexual assault has been scheduled for April 2, 2018, the Pennsylvania Court said on Friday. 

The 80-year-old Cosby is charged with three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting accuser, Andrea Constand, at his home in 2004. 

Oluwo promises to meet with IPOB’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi Friday, said he would arrange a meeting with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to address agitations by the group.

The traditional ruler also said he would meet with some significant traditional rulers in the Southeast to seek an end to the crisis plaguing the region.

‘Nigerian men are only romantic when they haven’t tasted your honey pot’ – Pearl Chidinma

Pearl Chidinma

Fashion stylists in Nigeria are now probably a dime a dozen as they are everywhere. However, among the lot there’s hardly anyone who could forward as a true professional. Most only did a crash course to know the rudiments of the profession but not Pearl Chidinma Ogbulu, who prides herself as the only fashion stylist in Nigeria who studied the craft as a true professional.

Party Dance for Arewa Youths, Python Dance for IPOB

I read the statement by the former Deputy Director of the Buhari Presidential Campaign Council, Mallam Mohammed Lawal with great amusement.

Mr. Lawal, who is one of President Muhammadu Buhari's lopsided recent appointees to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (AKA Northern Nigeria Petroleum Corporation) wants Nigerians to believe that former vice President Atiku Abubakar, has been plotting the downfall of President Muhammadu Buhari since 2014.

The Special Ways We Use in Attracting Passengers - Lagos Female Taxi Drivers Share Their Stories

Smartly pulling over her Toyota Sienna space bus at a corner of the busy road with the type of precision capable of leaving even the most experienced of drivers drooling with envy that morning, Ronke Opemipo betrayed her tender and beautiful feminine attributes. Beaming with smiles as she exchanged pleasantries with familiar faces around the area, the 35-year-old lady has settled very well into her new terrain since first hitting the place about six months ago.

Political and spiritual leaders should lead Biafra struggle - Mbaka

Ejike Mbaka, spiritual director of the Adoration Ministry Enugu ( AMEN), says Igbo leaders should be in the forefront for the struggle for a sovereign state of Biafra.

Addressing the congregation at one of his programmes in Enugu during the week, Mbaka said both political and spiritual leaders should lead the Biafra struggle while the youth follow suit.

Mike Ozekhome, SANs React to Declaration of Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB as Terrorists

Renowned lawyer, Mike Ozekhome has reacted to the declaration of Nnamdi Kanu and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as terrorists.

A statement he signed said instances cited by the defence headquarters were not sufficient to label the agitators terrorists.

The military had explained that the declaration was made for the following reasons: “The formation of a Biafra Secret Service; Claimed formation of Biafra National Guard; Unauthorised blocking of public access roads.

Champions D'Tigers Qualify for Final after Beating Senegal

Champions D’Tigers took a big leap towards their title defence at the 2017 FIBA Africa Championship in Tunisia and Senegal after defeating co-hosts Senegal 76-71 in a pulsating semi-final clash on Friday to book a place in Saturday’s final.

The coach Alex Nwora side will play second co-hosts Tunisia, who defeated Morocco 60-52, in Tunis as they seek to retain the title they won on the same soil in 2015.

‘I want to marry a man with ‘bad boy’ character’ – Actress Didi Ekanem

Fast rising bootilicious actress, Didi Ekanem wants a ‘bad boy’ for a life partner – this she revealed in an interview with Saturday Sun.

Serena Williams Shares Another Snap Of Baby

Serena Williams gave birth to daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian two weeks ago. And the newborn is already taking after her gold medal mother and her strong style.

The tennis champ has shared another snap of her newborn baby donning a sassy onesie that read 'Smart and Strong like my mama' along with caption 'Biceps.'

Our dear Army, please cool temper by Dele Momodu

Fellow Nigerians, let me confess my admiration for security forces generally. It is not just because of the cleanliness and crispiness of their uniform or the famed discipline that they imbue in their members. It is because I find their job too risky. 
I often wonder why any man or woman would voluntarily sign his or her death warrant. For me, they appear more like suicide bombers. As a toddler in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, I remember being told by older people that “soldiers are trained to kill” and we were told to avoid them. 

PDP group to send delegation for Atiku’s return

The National Coordinator of the People’s Democratic Party Renaissance Group; a group of patriots in the party, has disclosed in a press release that it will send a high profile delegation to woo back former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and other prominent leaders who left the party.

The national coordinator of the group, Chief Chyna Iwuanyanwu, has called on the former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and other PDP Chieftains in political exile to answer the call to National duty by returning to the PDP where they properly belong.

Rivers police nabs fake officer

The Rivers State Police Command has nabbed a fake police officer in Port Harcourt.
Spokesman of the Command, Nnamdi Omoni in a statement obtained by DAILY POST, said the impersonator identified as Benjamin Tanko was arrested in Eleme area of the State.

Omoni stated that Tanko who had been posing as a police officer to extort money from ignorant members of the public was arrested by men of the Commissioner of Police Monitoring Unit.

Mum kills herself after crashing husband’s car he told her not to drive

Anastasia Lysukho, from Novocherkassk in Russia reportedly killed herself after crashing her husband’s car which he banned her from driving while he was away on business, because he didn’t trust her driving skills.

The mother of one who caused around £9,000 in damage after she drove her husband’s VAZ-2106 car into three cars within minutes, fled the scene leaving the car behind after the accident.

What happened to Dammy Krane has happened to me before — 2face Idibia

Following Dammy Krane’s recent acquittal from charges of credit card fraud in Miami, USA, award-winning afro-pop singer, Innocent ‘2face’ Idibia, has come out to say that he has also experienced the same thing before. 

The African Queen crooner told Showtime in a chat that he was fortunate the public had no knowledge of it because it was settled before it became public knowledge.

‘My ex proposed to four ladies while still married to me, slept with most Nollywood actresses’ – Muma Gee opens up on crashed marriage

Popular Nigerian artiste, Muma Gee’s marriage to her popular actor husband, Prince Eke, broke up late last year with the latter, accusing the artiste of infidelity and some other issues. Muma, who had yet to talk about what transpired in her marriage, eventually opened up to Saturday Beats about how her marriage broke up in an exclusive phone interview.

I Saw Big Men Come for Body Parts in Kidnapper's Den - Victim Reports Gory Details

After 11 days in kidnappers’ den, 18-year-old Mary Olaniyan, a student of the Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, has a lot to be thankful for.

According her, if not for divine intervention, she might have become a human to be carved up as body parts for ritual killers.

The young lady narrated her miraculous escape from a forest she found herself after she became unconscious in a cab she boarded in front of the school gate on September 1, 2017.

Floyd Mayweather defends President Donald Trump's controversial 'locker room talk'

Many people took issue with Trump’s tactic to “grab them by the [expletive],” but one person who had no problem with what he deemed as “locker room talk” is none other than Floyd Mayweather.

Mayweather recently appeared on “Hollywood Unlocked” to discuss a number of things but came to the defense of President Trump on that particular topic.

Nigerian Army Says IPOB Is Now A Terrorist Organisation

The Defence Headquarters has branded the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a “militant terrorist organisation’’ and urged parents to dissuade their wards from joining the group. In a statement in Abuja on Friday, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the Director, Defence Information (DDI), therefore, restated the commitment of the Armed Forces to confront “all security challenges facing the country.’’

Edo State Born Prostitute Jumps To Her Death From A Four-Storey Building While Trying To Avoid Being Arrested By The Police In Dubai

A Nigerian lady who earned a living as a commercial sex worker in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates has reportedly lost her life after she jumped from a four-storey building to avoid being arrested by the police.

 According to a Nigerian who lives and work in Dubai who sent the story to Pulse, the lady who was only known as Sophia, is said to be from Edo State and with other ladies, had been selling herself for money in that country. The Nigerian narrated that Sophia who lived without papers decided to jump from her apartment when the police went to arrest her and others following a tip-off. 

IGP deploys 500 mobile policemen to Aba

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has deployed 500 police mobile force men to Aba, Abia state, to restore calm in the city.

Taiwo Lakanu, the assistant inspector-general of police (AIG) operations, disclosed this on Friday during a duty tour of the Aba police area command.

We must not ignore IPOB like we did with Boko Haram, says Masari

Aminu Masari, Katsina state governor, has warned against ignoring the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

He gave the warning while reacting to pockets of crises that have occurred in various parts of the country following clashes between IPOB members and soldiers of the Nigerian army in Abia state.
Speaking with state house correspondents in Abuja on Friday, Masari said the secessionist group must not be overlooked as was the case with the Boko Haram insurgent group.

McDonald's Employee Tries To Flush Baby Down Toilet After Giving Birth At Work


A McDonald's employee tried to flush her newborn baby down the toilet after giving birth in one of the restaurant's bathrooms, a court has heard.

Sarah Lockner, 25, clocked out from an evening shift at a branch of the fast-food chain in Redwood City, California and went to the toilet after saying she had stomach pains.

A colleague who checked on her found a large pool of blood outside the cubicle, and when another co-worker peeked over the door she saw Lockner holding a newborn baby.

2face to Charlyboy: I don't understand why you called me out. I’m not Nigeria’s problem

Few weeks ago, Charlyboy called out 2face for not joining his #Resumeorresign Buhari protest in Abuja. Reacting to it in a recent chat with Saturday Beats 2face said he wouldn’t understand why the Area Fada would call him out because he (Tuface) didn’t join his protest. 

Igbo community in Kano: Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB are on their own

The Igbo community in Kano state has dissociated itself from the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

Reacting to the IPOB crisis in the south-east in a news conference on Friday, Ebenezer Chime, president-general of the Igbo association in the state, said members of the association had received random calls from their kith and kin from back home inquiring about their safety.

US calls for calm in Army-IPOB clash

The United States Government has called for calm as violence between the Nigerian Army and the secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, continues to cause tension within the South-East.

The US Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria said in a tweet on Friday that it was joining well-meaning Nigerians to sue for peace.

Cholera has killed 44 in Borno – commissioner

Death toll as a result of cholera outbreak in Borno State has risen to 44, the State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Haruna Mshelia, revealed on Friday.

Mshelia, who addressed a press conference, said in order to combat the disease and prevent future outbreak, vaccination would immediately commence in four local government areas that have been identified as flashpoints.

Buhari to stop in London on return from UN meeting

Nigeria’s government says President Muhammadu Buhari will fly through London on his way home from next week’s United Nations gathering of world leaders, raising more questions about his health.

Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina gave no details about the London stop in a statement Friday. The 74-year-old president twice this year has spent several weeks in London for medical treatment, returning in August from three months away.

Lady cries out as Lagos police officers continue to detain brother over inability to pay N500k as bail

A Nigerian lady has taken to social media to cry out over continued detention of her brother by officers of the Lagos State Police Command, over his inability to pay N500k as bail, despite claims that bail is free.

Group urges Britain to revoke IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu’s citizenship

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A United Kingdom-based civil society organisation, Citizens United for Peace and Stability, said on Friday it has started gathering facts about the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, intending to ask the UK Government to revoke his British citizenship.
Kanu 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 Southeast.”