Saturday, 2 December 2017

Mad Man reportedly kill 3 Pupils, injure 5 in Borno


 A suspected lunatic has reportedly killed three pupils at a primary school in a town in Borno State. The man invaded Jaffi Primary School located at the outskirts of Kwaya, in Kwaya Kusa Loçal Government early Thursday, with a cutlass.

“He arrived the school wielding cutlass at about 8am today. He attacked the pupils and killed three of them, and injured more than five,” a security source at Kwaya Kusa said.

Lionel Messi's brother wanted by Police after they discovered gun in his blood-soaked boat


Matias Messi  the older brother of Lionel Messi is wanted in Argentina after police discovered a gun in his blood-soaked boat, according to reports.  

Matias allegedly told a security guard at the Fighiera fishing club that he cut his face by colliding with a sandbar, but after police discovered a .380 handgun inside Matias' motorboat, they tried and failed to track him down for questioning. 

Lawyer sentenced to 3 years for saying woman wearing ripped jeans should be raped


An Egyptian court has on Saturday sentenced a lawyer,  who said woman wearing ripped jeans should be raped to three years in prison, a judicial source said.

The sentence against Nabih al-Wahsh was passed in absentia as the lawyer, previously released on bail, did not attend the hearing on Saturday.

Rapper DMX faces five years in jail

DMX, the US rapper best known for his taunting song: “Party Up (Up in Here),” faces prison time after he pleaded guilty Thursday to evading $1.7 million in tax payments.

Prosecutors said the 46-year-old rapper and actor avoided taxes by living virtually only on cash, without maintaining a bank account or filing required returns to the Internal Revenue Service.

Prince Harry’s fiancée Meghan Markle quits acting

Star actress Meghan Markle has retired from acting following her engagement to the UK’s Prince Harry.

Harry, 33, is currently fifth-in-line to the British throne and Markle, 36, is best known for her role in the U.S. TV legal drama “Suits”.

The pair became engaged earlier this month, the statement issued by Clarence House said on Monday.

Ace comedian Gbenga Adeyinka apologises for Baba Sala’s false death claim

Popular Nigerian comedian Gbenga Adeyinka has apologised to Nigerians for posting a false claim that veteran comedian, Moses Adejumo, popularly known as Baba Sala was dead.

Gbenga Adeyinka issued the apology via his Instagram page where he had earlier made the untrue claim.

“Good evening please DISREGARD the news of Baba Sala’s demise. The source has since recanted. So sorry for the misinformation.

Nigerian student on trial for drug peddling, arrested again for selling cannabis and cocaine

The Koramangala police have arrested a Nigerian identified as Okonkwo Basil Ndubisi, 30, after they received a tip off about two people supplying narcotics to college students and software professionals, Deccanchronicle reports.

Newborn baby rises from death in India

A miracle has occurred in India after a newborn declared dead by a doctor was seen breathing again some hours later while the parents and other family members were on their way to his funeral.

The boy’s mother gave birth to twins Thursday at the Max Super Speciality Hospital in the Indian capital of New Delhi.

Olomu of Omu-Aran, Oba Charles Ibitoye, dies

Oba Charles Ibitoye, the Olomu of Omu-Aran in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara, has joined his ancestors.

His demise was confirmed on Saturday by Chief Festus Awoniyi, the Petu of Omu-Aran.
Awoniyi broke the news of the monarch’s passage shortly after the meeting of the Olomu-in-Council on Saturday in Omu-Aran.

Zimbabwe’s former VP Phelekezela Mphoko returns home after Robert Mugabe ouster

Zimbabwe’s former vice president, who was on a trip abroad during last month’s military takeover that led to Robert Mugabe’s resignation, has returned home, local media reported Saturday.

Phelekezela Mphoko was the second deputy appointed in 2014 by longtime strongman Mugabe, along with current President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa caves in to public demands, drops two ministers

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday dropped two ministers he had appointed to his new cabinet just a day earlier, a move widely seen as a response to a public uproar over the nominations.

Mnangagwa, 75, named his cabinet overnight Thursday, and is expected to appoint two vice presidents following a special ZANU-PF congress in mid-December.

New protests in Togo as efforts to start talks stall

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Lome on Saturday for the third time this week to demand the exit of President Faure Gnassingbe, with little sign of progress on promised talks.

Gnassingbe, who has ruled Togo for more than 15 years, pledged in November that his government would hold talks with opposition groups “within several weeks”, but has kept silent since then.

2019 is the Atiku year – Atikunation

Fateema Muhammed, director-general of Atikunation Independent Campaign Group (ICG), says 2019 is the “Atiku year”.

In an interview with Global Excellence, Muhammed said the group aims to introduce the “real Alhaji Abubakar to Nigerians” and to “campaign and mobilize the electorate to vote for him”.

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Years After Her Marriage to Pastor Soul E Crashed, Singer Queen Ure Marries Another Pastor (Photos)

Ure Okezie, the only daughter of the late prominent medical practitioner, politician and the former Minister of Health, Dr. J.O.J Okezie, has remarried yet again.
Queen Ure as she is fondly called, has tried her hands at several businesses, after dumping her banking profession for music.

Man Arrested for Defrauding Applicant in Fake Navy Recruitment Scam

The Nigerian Navy said on Friday that it had arrested a 27-year-old man, Yohanna Ahmadu, for allegedly defrauding an applicant to the service of N50,000.

The navy said Ahmadu, who was arrested in the Kubwa area of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, also issued a fake navy appointment letter to his victim, identified as Adamu Ibrahim.

Why I've Not Visited United States - Presidential Hopeful, Atiku Reveals

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has explained why he could not enter the United States, Premium Timesreports.
There have been concerns that Mr. Abubakar was avoiding a trip to America because he fears a warrant was out for his arrest there.

Poor Nigerians have no business in politics – Former Minister

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Adeseye Ogunlewe, has said that politics in Nigeria does not have room for the poor to participate in it.
Mr. Ogunlewe stated this on Friday during an interview on Channels Television.

‘My tithe was good enough till I lost my job’ – Nigerian man calls out his former church and pastor

A Nigerian on Twitter, Yemi Castano Dada this morning called out his former church and pastor for abandoning him when he had an accicent and lost his job.

Girl, 15, stabbed 80 times and set on fire by man she met on Facebook

15-year-old Sabriya McLean of New Castle, Delaware was found stabbed approximately 80 times and set on fire by a man she met on Facebook

Sabriya had been reported missing by her family on Monday, before her body was found in the 200 block of South 49th Street late Tuesday morning.

How Buhari was banned from the U.S for 15 years-Atiku

President Muhammadu Buhari was banned from entering the United States because Americans had reservations about his religious views, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar said Friday.

Critics have long accused Mr. Buhari of holding extreme religious views that antithetical to modern democratic principles.

NLC, others flay Senate over calls to scrap NTA, others

The Nigeria Labour Congress, Committee for the Defence of Human Rights and Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership have slammed the Senate for demanding the scrapping or privitisation of the Nigerian Television Authority, the National Orientation Agency and two other agencies.

The General Secretary of NLC, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson specifically criticised Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, who first initiated the call during the budget debate on Wednesday.

At Last, Ailing Sadiq Daba Begins Journey Of Life To The UK

Ailing veteran actor and broadcaster, Sadiq Daba is due to travel to the United Kingdom, on  Sunday night for further medical treatment.

Sadiq has been battling leukaemia and prostate cancer for some months now, but lack of funds hampered his treatment. The story, however, changed recently for the ailing actor  who is best known for  his award-winning role as Inspector Waziri in the Kunle Afolayan classic “October 1”, as colleagues, friends and fans rallied around to raise funds for him.

Super Eagles to face real Argentina squad – Disu

Former Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation, Tunde Disu, says the Super Eagles should be ready to face the real Albiceleste of Argentina at the World Cup.

Disu gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Lagos on the draws made on Friday that pit Nigeria in Group D alongside, Argentina, Croatia and Iceland.

Model who tattooed her eyeball cries out,might have eyeball removed

A Canadian woman might have to have her eyeball removed after a proceudre to tattoo it PURPLE left her almost blind.

Catt Galinger's boyfriend coloured the white part of her eye, known as a sclera, with "pure ink" and a large needle, rather than doing it in phases over the course of a few days.

Ogun Port Health Services Seize, Destroy Expired Beverages, Others

Port Health Services officials in Ogun State have seized and destroyed packs of expired beverages and sausages worth millions of naira.

The Ogun and Ondo states’ coordinator of the body, which is under the Federal Ministry of Health,  Afolabi Taiwo, said the seizures were made at the Idiroko border and areas around it within the last four months.

Grace Mugabe ‘complains over family, allies’ treatment’ – Report

President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace has reportedly complained about how her family, businesses and allies were being treated since the fall of her ageing husband.

According to The Zimbabwe Independent, although the Mugabes seemed to be quiet in the public domain, the former first lady has been complaining behind-the-scenes about how her family and the families of her allies’ were being treated.

Portuguese engineer, kidnapped in Kogi, dies in captivity

A Portuguese civil engineer kidnapped in Nigeria in October for a ransom has died in captivity, the Nigerian foreign ministry said Friday.

The ministry has received the “sad news of the death, in captivity, of a Portuguese, Mr Jose Machada, an expatriate who was kidnapped along Obajana-Kabba road in Kogi State,” it said in a statement.

I’ll reveal my intentions for 2019 in February - Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has said Nigerians will know about his intentions for 2019 in two months.

He said this in an interview with Osasu Igbinedion on the Osasu Show on the sidelines of the unveiling of Bolaji Abdullahi’s book, ‘On a Platter of Gold: How Jonathan Won and Lost Nigeria’.

NDLEA arrest man with 200kg cannabis in Edo

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Edo command has arrested a 41-year-old man with 200 kilograms of cannabis. Wakawa Buba, the state's head said the suspect, Ojuneme Festus, who arrested while driving a Volkswagen bus, was intercepted with the weeds at Ehor?

He said the weeds, packed in 20 bags weighing 200 kilograms, were concealed in a false compartment lined on the inside wall of the vehicle.

White House Leaves Black and LGBTQ Reporters Off White House Holiday Party Guest List

For the last seven years, Chris Johnson, a reporter for the Washington Blade, the oldest LGBTQ paper, has attended every White House holiday for the press. However, just about one week ago, the reporter realized he hadn’t been invited to this year’s celebration. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“My first reaction was I assumed it must have been an oversight,” Johnson said. In an effort to remedy the situation, Johnson emailed the White House to find out about his invitation. However, he never received an explanation as to why he had not been invited, the Independent reports.⠀

IPOB relocates to Germany

The Indigenous People of Biafra has relocated its world administrative headquarters from London to Langenfeld, Germany.

According to IPOB Media And Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, the office will be officially by the organisation’s, Deputy Leader, Uche Mefor and members of the ruling Directorate of State (DOS) nest Friday and Saturday.

Kidnappers Killed 6 Victims – KWASU Student Abducted, Freed

A student of the Kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin, Dorcas  Olanrewaju, who was kidnapped by suspected ritual killers on Thursday, has been freed. She said on Friday that out of 13 of them in the kidnappers’ den, six were killed.

The Director, University Relations, KWASU, Dr. Isiaka Aliagan, confirmed that Olanrewaju was a student at the institution.

Doctors let man die because of his tattoo

A Florida hospital were faced with an  ethical dilemma when paramedics brought in an unconscious patient with “Do Not Resuscitate” tattooed across his chest .

The 70-year-old man was admitted to the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami with respiratory problems, a high blood alcohol concentration and no identification documents, according to the doctors’ story published Thursday in The New England Journal of Medicine.

India set to set 3 year jail term for Muslim men who practic instant divorce

India is all set to criminalise triple talaq, a practice of instant divorce common among the country’s minority Muslims, with a three-year jail term.

Officials said the Indian government was likely to bring in a legislation in the winter session of Parliament, which would not only make triple talaq illegal and void, but also entail a jail term of three years for the Muslim husband.

Football fans laud Nigeria’s World Cup draw

A cross-section of football fans in Abuja on Friday expressed satisfaction with the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup draw, adding that Nigeria got “a fair deal’’.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria on Friday in Moscow drew Argentina for the fifth time in Super Eagles’ six appearances at the FIFA World Cup finals.

Northern Elders Split Over PDP Chairmanship Race

There were indications in Abuja on Friday that the northern caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party might not be attending the party’s national convention slated for December 9 with one voice.

This is because leaders from the region have pitched their tent with different aspirants vying for the office of the national chairman of the party.

Floyd Mayweather Files Law Suit Against Former Fiancée, Shantel

Floyd Mayweather, has a filed a lawsuit against his former fiancee, Shantel Jackson, for stealing piles of cash and using his credit cards to go on shopping sprees.

This was reveled In a court document obtained by TMZ Sports, the boxing champion claims that Jackson who is currently dating hip-hop artist Nelly, stole the cash from him and used his credit cards without permission to go on shopping sprees.

Nothing will stop me from marrying him - Mother of 9 who left family for Gambian toyboy

A mother-of-nine who left her children and husband of 23 years for a toyboy 12 years her junior has said he is determined to marry him.
Heidi Hepworth, 44, left husband Andy for 30-year-old Mamadou Jallow from Gambia after a 'mid-life crisis'.

Jose Mourinho refuses to rule out signing Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil

Manchester United manger Jose Mourinho did not rule out the possibility of signing soon-to-be free agent Mesut Ozil from Arsenal.

Ozil is out of contract at the end of the season and the 29-year-old has been linked with a move to Premier League rivals United and La Liga giants Barcelona.

My wish for Tekno –Sunday Are

Despite the reports that Tekno had disrespected Sunday Are, who is also Wizkid’s manager, during The One Africa Music Fest which held in Dubai last month, Are has said he wishes Tekno well.

Are, who is regarded as one of the veterans in the music industry in Nigeria, said no artiste in Nigeria had disrespected him before the One Africa Music Fest.

Women Have Shown Interest In Marrying Me, But I Can't Decide With God - Pastor Abiara

The outgoing General Evangelist of Christ Apostolic Church Worldwide, Prophet Samuel Abiara, in this interview with Tunde Ajaja, speaks about his ministry and life at 75

Today (Saturday) would make it a year that your wife was buried. How do you manage missing her?

We thank God for the strength. He has been faithful. We got married in 1965 and throughout, there was no girlfriend at home or abroad and people can testify to that. I miss her.

FFK commends Buhari over stance on Libya slave trade

“Herdsmen Are Welcome To Graze In Any Part Of Kogi State, I Will Dethrone Any Traditional Ruler Who Stops Them From Their Normal Business” – Gov. Bello.

Bello has opposed the enactment of anti-grazing bill which is meant to check pastoralists’ excesses.

He kicked against the anti-grazing laws enacted by some of his colleagues in Benue and Taraba states, saying herdsmen were welcome to graze in any part of the state.

Governor Bello stated this during an emergency state security stakeholders’ meeting attended by traditional rulers, Fulani settlers, political administration and security personnel over incessant clash between Fulani herdsmen and farmers.Bello added that the herdsmen can call their kinsmen displaced in other states to Kogi State.

19-Year-old Boy In Trouble For Raping 49-year-old Woman At Nightclub

A 19-year-old man, Givemore Mutowo, was arraigned before a Magistrate court for raping a female sex worker, 49, at a nightclub in Zimbabwe.

The sex worker, whose name was not disclosed, runs her business at the nightclub where the incident happened, Zimnews reports.

Popular OAP, Cleopatra Dies In Akwa Ibom State

A popular radio presenter, Cleopatra Tao in Akwa Ibom State, is dead. She died yesterday at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, UUTH, Uyo. She was the Head of Programmes at a private radio station, Planet 101.1FM.

N1.7bn allegation: Publish my son’s account, Maina tells Magu

The Former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Taskforce Team, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, has challenged the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, to make public the said account allegedly owned by his son where N1.7 billion was said to have being lodged.

Lagos rescues teenager from sexual abuse by her uncle

Officials of the Child Protection Unit of Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development have rescued a 14-year-old girl identified simply as Favour from sexual abuse in the hands of her Uncle.

A statement signed by the Head of Public Affairs of the ministry, Mrs Olabisi Adeola said the teenager was rescued at Shasha- Akowonjo in Alimosho Local Government Area.

Nigerian Gospel Artistes Treated As Royals Abroad – Sammie Okposo

Leading gospel musician, Sammy Okposo, has said that Nigerian gospel artistes are usually treated as kings and queens in foreign lands.

Making the remarks in Lagos during a chat with Saturday Beats, the ‘Wellu Wellu’ crooner, who is part of a star-studded cast headlining this year’s Unusual Praise music festival taking place soon, said that as a result of the rich blend of Nigerian gospel songs, proponents of the genre are always treated with respect and love in other countries of the world whenever they visited.

I Can Only Shave My Beard For Millions Of Pounds - Woli Arole

No doubt, the fastest way to spot the self-acclaimed Instagram prophet, Woli Arole, is through his beard. In a chat with Saturday Beats, the humour merchant said that the only way he could get rid of his signature beard was if he was adequately compensated.