Saturday, 16 December 2017

Yorubas are arrogant, lack respect for leaders – Ex-minister, Ogunlewe

A former Minister for Works, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, has claimed that Yorubas are arrogant and lack respect for leaders.

Explaining why the South West lost out in the chairmanship race of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the just concluded national convention, Ogunlewe said the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, owes no one apology in the role he played.

Prophet Bushiri slammed for allegedly charging congregants R25000 to sit next to him

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Rich Malawian Pastor, Prophet Bushiri, has been called out by South Africa’s Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities, for reportedly charging his members R25000 to sit next to him at a gala dinner next week.

According to CRL chairwoman Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva who called upon those in power to intervene and people from the hands of Pastors, the ECG FundRaising Dinner With Major 1 is to be hosted on December 23 at the Pretoria Showgrounds, and the General Overseer of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) is already being divisive with it.

I never considered leaving PSG despite Neymar, Kylian Mbappe signings – Julian Draxler

Julian Draxler insists he never considered leaving Paris Saint-Germain last summer despite the arrivals of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

The Germany international joined PSG for a reported €42million from Wolfsburg in January and scored 10 goals in 25 appearances in all competitions in the final few months of the 2016/17 season.

Pay £177m and go or sit tight - Madrid tells Ronaldo

Real Madrid has read the riot act for their super star and Ballon d’Or Cristiano Ronaldo with insinuations that the Portuguese is gradually assuming a larger than life posture while pushing for possible exit from Bernabeu.

It seems Cristiano Ronaldo recent fifth crowning as Ballon d’Or is a misnomer of his current status with Real Madrid.

Malabu Scandal: Nigeria sues JP Morgan, demands $875 million

U.S. banking giant, JP Morgan, is being sued by the Federal Republic of Nigeria for $875million (N315 billion) in the London courts over its alleged failure to block payments made from a massive oil deal that is subject to a string of international corruption investigations.
The Nigerian state quietly issued a civil claim in the High Court in late November, arguing JP Morgan had been “grossly negligent” when it was banker to a previous government.

FIFA threatens to kick Spain out of 2018 World Cup

Spain were in danger of being thrown out of the World Cup on Friday over alleged government interference in its football association.

Fifa wrote to the Royal Spanish Football Federation warning it would be in breach of the world governing body’s statutes if the Consejo Superior de Deportes, the Spanish government’s national sports council, forced it to stage a presidential election following the arrest and suspension of Angel Maria Villar Llona.

SARS has been bastardised but it cannot be scrapped - Mike Okiro

Mike Okiro, chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), says although the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) has been bastardised, it cannot be scrapped.
According to Okiro, SARS started around 1991 when Shina Rambo, a notorious armed robber, held sway in the criminal underworld.

U.S. Issues New Rules On Visa Waivers

The Trump administration put new requirements in place on Friday for the 38 countries participating in the U.S. Visa Waiver Programme, including that they use U.S. counterterrorism data to screen travelers, officials said.

The programme allows citizens of mainly European countries to travel to the U.S. for up to 90 days without a visa.

World’s first sex shop shuts down, declares bankruptcy

Germany’s pioneering sex shop chain, Beate Uhse, said Friday that it has filed for insolvency, as the empire started by a female World War II pilot fails to rise to the challenge posed by erotic e-commerce.

In its hey day, the group sold lingerie, erotic films and sex products.

Manchester United reserve Tosin Kehinde promoted to first team

Manchester United Under-23 midfielder Tosin Kehinde has taken part in first-team training sessions following a spate of injuries to central midfielders.

The 19-year-old Nigerian revealed he was drafted into the first-team set-up earlier this week as United continue to contend with the absences of Marouane Fellaini and club captain Michael Carrick.

Hundreds of youth attack, rob Kaduna residents

Youth in their hundreds on Saturday while in a procession attacked residents of Badarawa area of Kaduna state with dangerous weapons.

The youth, popularly called the ‘yan Shara’ meaning sweepers, attacked traders and commuters at the popular Katuru road, stabbing and seizing mobile phones and money from any person they came across.

Student finishes her final Exam on Hospital Bed while in Labour


A new mom, Nayzia Thomas shared a photo on Tuesday that her mother took of her cranking out the last of her final exams, from the very same hospital bed where she was preparing to give birth to her baby, Anthony Johnson, later that day.

'My mom took this pic and it's the perfect explanation of my life,' Thomas wrote with the photo.

Edo Kidnap Victim, Osayomore Joseph Narrates Ordeal

Edo based musician, Osayomore Joseph, who was recently freed by kidnappers, has narrated his experience and said he paid a huge ransom.

“I paid huge ransom before I was released by my abductors after 30 days in captivity,” he told the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Benin.

Police Nab Woman with 187 Bags of Indian Hemp

The Nigeria Police Force has arrested a woman, Doris Ossai, with 187 bags of substance suspected to be Indian hemp in Masaka, Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

Spokesperson for the NPF, Jimoh Moshood, disclosed this while addressing journalists in Abuja, the country’s capital, on Friday.

I May Unveil My Girlfriend To The World At My Show - Rapper, Falz Reveals

Ever since the spotlight found its way to him, popular singer, Falz, has been romantically linked with only one lady, his friend, and colleague, Simi.

However, in a recent chat with Saturday Beats, the singer stated that he has a girlfriend but it was not Simi.

How I Felt When Shina Peter Grabbed My Body on Stage - Nigerian Singer, Tobey Grey

Born Tobiloba Mariam Adeyemi, delectable singer, better known as Toby Grey is poised to set a benchmark in her music career.
Besides talent, creativity and determination, the pretty youngster is confident of her salt as an entertainer with class and panache. In this interview with Star Tracker, she bares it all.

I'll Be Better than Buhari, Others as President - Majek Fashek

Since his return to the Nigerian music space, veteran reggae music maestro, Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as ‘Majek Fashek’, seems to be hell bent on reclaiming his place as the godfather on the music scene.

Little wonder in a recent exclusive chat with Showtime, he boldly condemned Buhari’s government, boasting that he would be a better president come 2019 when he vies for the presidential seat.

Peter Okoye Speaks on Reconciliation with Brother

Peter Okoye, former member of the defunct music group, Psquare has revealed that there is no future for the team.

The singer who now goes by the name MrP in an interview with STV disclosed that they are doing well individually.

Taribo West Tells Rohr Those to Involve in His World Cup Plans

Former Nigeria and Inter Milan defender Taribo West, has said that the Super Eagles will be a force to reckon with at the Russia 2018 World Cup if the national team coach Gernot Rohr involves some of the experienced ex-internationals in his plans.

Taribo also has called for the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, to give ex-internationals, who have played the game at top levels, especially in Europe, the opportunity to contribute towards the success of the Eagles in Russia.

Police Intercept Pump Action Rifles Destined For Nigeria Hidden In Sound Systems

According to mulitple online reports, police authorities in Agadez city, central Niger – intercepted some smuggled guns destined for Nigeria. The arms; 42 pump action rifles and 200 rounds of ammunition, were reportedly hidden in sound systems before they were intercepted in Agadez – “smuggling capital of Africa”.

‘I don’t run a family government ‘ Rochas Okorocha says

Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, has refuted claims that he runs a family government. Okorocha has been accused of running the affairs of the Imo state govt with only members of his family. The most recent accusation came when he appointed his younger sister, Ogechi Ololo, as the Commissioner for Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment in the state.

Speaking when he received members of a support group, Rochas Mandate Movement, that held a rally  in his honor in Owerri, the state capital yesterday, December 15th, said that those behind the allegation have missed the point.

Law To Ban Petrol Vehicles Coming In 3 Years – Sen. Tinubu

Senate Committee Chairman on Environment, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu has said the committee in three years will sponsor a bill banning vehicles that run on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).

Tinubu said it is the responsibility of the Senate to promote legislative superstructure that will help the nation achieve Green economy.

Fela Didn’t Die of AIDS – Wives Open Up On Fela, Romance & Weed

Last weekend, all roads led to Terra Culture, Victoria Island, Lagos, for the screening of a new musical on late afro beat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, entitled ‘Fela and The Kalakuta Queens’, a musical written, produced and directed by Bolanle Austen-Peters of Terra Culture.

Indeed it was a gathering of the crème de la crème of the industry as captains of industry, politicians, high networking individuals and thespians graced the red carpet. And of course, also in the house were two of Fela’s wives, Bolanle Babayale and Omolara. The pair opened up to Entertainer on life with the late afro beat maestro, narrating their lives and times with him.

Nigerian David Adindu jailed in U.S. for email scams

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A Nigerian was sentenced to three years and five months in prison by a U.S. judge on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to taking part in email scams to defraud thousands of victims around the world of millions of dollars, U.S. prosecutors said.

David Chukwuneke Adindu, 30, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty in Manhattan, according to an announcement from Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim in Manhattan.

“Sex With Married Men Is No Big Deal”- Woman

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A ‘full-time traveller’, Heidy Pandora, who has been to over 20 countries with married men or strangers who she met on a dating site Miss Travel claims she is not a gold digger but only addicted to travelling.

The 24-year-old, who suffered depression for two years, has visited glamorous places including Dubai, Morocco, Hawaii, Aruba and Thailand with wealthy men she met on the site and she claims she does not ask for money when she is in on these trips.

I have list of looters and I’m ready to name and shame them – Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly claimed that he has a list of individuals and companies that externalised money illegally into safe havens outside the country.

According to the Herald newspaper, Mnangagwa said this while addressing the 107th session of the Zanu-PF Central Committee meeting in Harare on Thursday.

I am not in competition with Phyno - Olamide

With Olamide changing the venue for his concert OLIC 4 to a much bigger one, many are of the opinion that he is scared of Phyno as the latter had two successful soldout concerts at huge venues at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium in Enugu.

''The most beautiful present'-'Mel B's ex husband celebrates as court grants them divorce

Mel B and her estranged husband Stephen Belafonte we're finally granted a divorce in court on Friday - ending nine months of bitter court battles and mud-slinging.

And in an exclusive interview with outside Los Angeles Superior Court, a beaming Belafonte, 42, said: 'This is the most beautiful present I could wish for. I'm newly single and ready to mingle.'

Davido’s baby mamas unfollow him on Instagram as he splashes millions on girlfriend

Nigerian singer Davido who has been flaunting his new girlfriend on snapchat appears to have fall out with his baby mamas, Sophia Momodu and Mandy.

The singer who spent time in Atlanta with his 2nd baby mama, Mandy and their daughter, Hailey did not see his first daughter, Imade fueling speculations all was not well between him and Sophia.

Man arraigned by EFCC granted One Million Naira bail for Issuance of N2.1m dud cheques

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC ,Enugu Zonal Office  on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 arraigned one Uwakwe Osita Samuel before Justice C.O. Ajah of Enugu State High Court on a three-count charge bordering on Issuance of Dud Cheque to the tune of N2,100,000 (Two Million ,One Hundred Thousand Naira only).

Nigeria ranks second largest HIV epidemic nation

Nigeria had the second largest HIV epidemic in 2016, with over 196,000 adolescents representing 10 per cent of the global burden said to be living with HIV/AIDS, according to a World Health Report.

The report was given by Mrs Esther Samuel, The Chief Matron, Lagos State Ministry of Health, at a programme by a Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) Lisa Demi Project, in Lagos.

What I Did To Enlarge My Bum -Seyi Shay

Sultry Nigerian singer, Seyi Shay, broke the Internet when a picture of her dressed in a transparent outfit surfaced on the web.

 It was obvious the singer wasn’t wearing panties under the dress. The picture caused so much ruckus even amongst fellow celebs who were aghast that the singer could wear such outfit in public.

Palestinian Man Wearing “Suicide Belt” Shot Dead After Stabbing Israeli Soldier

A Palestinian wearing what appears to be a suicide belt was shot dead after stabbing an Israeli soldier as violence escalated in the West Bank and Gaza on Friday. Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians in total – including a man in a wheelchair – and wounded 150 others with live fire, medical officials said.

Murder of Ex-PDP Chairman’s Son: Family of ‘killer wife’ tried to hide evidence — Police

The Nigerian Police Force, yesterday, alleged before an Abuja High Court at Jabi that family members of Maryam Sanda, wife of murdered son of erstwhile Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bilyamin Bello, attempted to hide evidence against her.

Police, in an amended two-count charge it filed before the court, alleged that Maryam’s mother, Maimuna Aliyu and her brother, Aliyu Sanda, upon realizing that an offence of culpable homicide was committed, “did cause evidence of the offence to disappear”.

I have forgiven Burnaboy, says Mr. 2kay

Close to two months after he was allegedly assaulted by a fellow colleague, Burna Boy, Mr. 2kay made his first public appearance in Lagos at the recently held Future Awards. 

In a chat with Saturday Beats, the singer said that he was happy to be out again after his close shave with death. In an exclusive chat with Saturday Beats, the singer, for the first time, narrated what happened that night.

Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido Sanusi’s first son becomes a policeman (Photos)

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There’s been jubilation in the palace of Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, as the former CBN’s boss’ first son Prince Aminu Sanusi Lamido, just became a policeman.
Born in 1991, Prince Aminu Sanusi Lamido who got commissioned today graduated from University of Buckingham united kingdom with a B.Sc in Accounting, after which he left for Riyad the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he studied Arabic before coming back to Nigeria for his service year.

Abdulrasheed Maina Attacks Presidency, Says Bigger Thieves Are Working With Buhari

Abdulrasheed Maina, embattled former Chairman of defunct Pension Reform Task Force Team, PRTT, has alleged that bigger names involved in the looting of public funds are in the Presidency with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Maina, who made the allegation also maintained that the anti-corruption fight championed by the Buhari-led government has not achieved result because those around him are lying to him.

Facebook hits back at claims it is 'destroying society' and fuels 'isolation'

Facebook has hit back against scientific researchers and tech industry insiders who have said the social media network is 'destroying society'.

Facebook said that social media can be good for people’s well-being if they use the technology in a way that is active, such as messaging with friends, rather than passive, such as scrolling through a feed of other people’s posts.

Female lawyer who brutalized her house-help, has been arrested – Lagos Police

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Tolu Olaoye, a lawyer, over an alleged violent abuse of her house-help, one 15-year-old Abigail Opebiyi at 5, El Shaddai Crescent, near Unique Estate in Baruwa, Ipaja area.

Spokesman of the Police Command, Mr. Chike Oti, who confirmed the arrest yesterday to newsmen, said the arrest followed the order of the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Edgal Imohimi.Oti said the suspect, who was alleged to be in the habit of abusing her house-help, inflicted serious injury on her, which attracted the attention of the Police boss.

60 Million Nigerians Illiterate –Literacy Commission

The Executive Secretary, National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-formal Education, Alhaji Abba Haladu, says about 60 million Nigerians are illiterate.

He said this at the 2017 International Literacy Day Celebration held at Yewa College, Ilaro, Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Why ex-Senate President David Mark was arrested, quizzed

There were revelations yesterday on why former Senate President, Senator David Mark, was arrested and quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes commission (EFCC).

A source in Mark’s camp told our correspondent that the EFCC wanted the former Senate President to account for the campaign cash sent to Benue State by the campaign team of former President Goodluck Jonathan in the build-up to the 2015 presidential election.

President Buhari will be 75 on Sunday

President Muhammadu Buhari clocks 75 on Sunday. He was born on December 17, 1942 in Daura, Katsina State.

If President Buhari contests the 2019 presidential election and wins, he will be the oldest president Nigeria has ever had at 77 years. This means he will rule the country till he is 81.

Nigerian Army sentences soldier to death for killing five civilians

One soldier has been sentenced to death while others are to serve various jail terms following a judgment delivered yesterday by the General Court Martial of 7 Division Nigeria Army sitting in Maiduguri, Borno State.

The trial followed investigation into alleged human rights abuse by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole on members of the public.

PDP rebranding itself with stolen arms money – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government last night justified the approval by the National Economic Council of $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account for the fight against insecurity even as it, for the first time gave reasons for its assertion that the Boko Haram insurgency has been defeated.

Don’t Free Me, Prison Inmate Begs Court

There was a mild drama at Ekwulobia prisons in Anambra State on Friday when an inmate, Tobias Mbaekwe, who was granted amnesty by Chief Judge of Anambra State, Justice Peter Umeadi, on health grounds, declined the pardon.

Mbaekwe, from Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the state, was among 13 others freed in the exercise.