Sunday, 14 January 2018

''Talks of a second term bid at this time when people are being killed amounts to dancing on their graves'' - Shehu Sani tells President Buhari

Senator Shehu Sani has asked President Buhari to bury his thoughts to seek a second term in office and concentrate his energy in fixing all the problems like Herdsmen killings, kidnappings and other problems that currently plague his administration.

Sani, in a statement released to the media, said this while reacting to the endorsement of President Buhari's second term bid by seven APC governors. Sani in his statement said it amounts to political sacrilage for anyone to be talking about a second term bid for president Buhari when people are being killed. The Senator who represents Kaduna central in the senate, says such discussions of re-election amounts to dancing on the graves of the deceased.

Mistress Sues Her Lover’s Wife For $5M After Threatening To Break Her Legs

A woman and her family are being sued by her husband’s lover for allegedly threatening to break her legs, disfigure her, and destroy her after they learned about the affair. She is seeking $5million in damages.
According to reports, Alice Bahar, 37, met her lover, landlord Abraham Sanieoff, as an exclusive broker for one of his West Village rental properties. He pursued her, but Bahar says she initially told him ‘No stay away from me. You’re a married guy,’ according to her attorney.

Suspects Who Allegedly Killed Jumia Dispatch Rider In Rivers Plead Not Guilty

The two suspected killers of Eleje Chukwuma, a dispatch rider whose body was found in a septic tank last year, have pleaded not guilty to the three-count charge of conspiracy, murder and armed-robbery filed against them.

The suspects appeared in court in continuation of the murder trial that started last year. A magistrate court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, last year remanded them in prison.

Seven APC governors endorse Pres. Buhari for a 2nd term

7 APC governors endorse Pres. Buhari for a 2nd term

Seven APC governors have come out to endorse President Buhari for a second term.
The seven APC Northern governors namely Governor Abubakar Bello (Niger); Ibrahim Gaidam (Yobe); Yahaya Bello (Kogi); Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano); Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna); Jibrilla Bindow (Adamawa) and Simon Lalong (Plateau), yesterday met with President Buhari, at the state house, where they endorsed him for a second term.

Photo: Suspected ritualists arrested in Osun

Photo:?Suspected ritualists arrested in Osun .

A hideout suspected to be a den of ritual killers has been discovered by a team of policemen and operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, at Odi Olowo, Bolorunduro, Ilesa, Osun State. 

Nigerian Executed In Saudi Arabia, 14 Others To Follow Cry to Buhari for Help

Fourteen Nigerians have already been moved to a jail in Medina apparently in preparation for the hangman’s noose. That has sent shivers down their spines forcing them to dispatch a Save-Our-Souls message to President Muhammadu Buhari to do all within his powers to save them from being slaughtered like cows.

Students' Group Wants Ozhekome Dropped From Gani Fawehinmi Symposium Over His Support For Corrupt Public Officials

A students' group,  Alliance of Nigerian Students Against Neo-liberal Attacks (ANSA), has rejected the choice of Mike Ozekhome (SAN) as a contributor by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) at the forthcoming Gani Fawehinmi Memorial Symposium tagged 'Fawehinmiism, The 14th Edition". The group made its position known in a statement signed by Mr. Adeyeye Olorunfemi. 

21-Year-Old Aiye Cultist Arrested For Supplying Gun To Armed Robbers

A suspect arrested by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command for supplying gun to three robbery suspects has disclosed to the police that he bought the gun to scare away cult members who were disturbing his cult group in Ajah area of Lagos State.

The suspect, Omole Ridwan, 21, was picked up in his parents’ house in Ajah area of Lagos by the police after the arrest of three robbery gang in Somolu, Lagos.

Broadcaster Cyril Stober weds colleague, Elizabeth Banu

Veteran Nigerian broadcaster, Cyril Stober, who retired from the Nigerian Television Authority in 2015, wedded another broadcaster with the NTA, Elizabeth Banu, on Saturday.

The couple had their traditional wedding in Banu’s hometown in Garkida, Adamawa State.

Contractors abandoned many transmission projects — TCN boss

The Interim Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, Usman Mohammed, tells OKECHUKWU NNODIM how unqualified contractors abandoned several projects across the country

What is the status of the $1.5bn loan being expected by the TCN from foreign donors?

When we came in, we had to assess the TCN in order to see what we could do to make it become an organisation that could meet its objective of wheeling power all over the country. You know our objective is to wheel power, stabilise the grid and ensure that the quality of electricity delivered in Nigeria is qualitative.

Tragic death of Aare Ona Kakanfo untrue – Alaafin

The Alaafin has described as untrue, an age-long myth that the occupant of the Aare Ona Kakanfo stool is destined to die a tragic death after his installation.
He said, “A lot has been said about the Aare Ona Kakanfo that they die tragic death. This is not true. We have prayed that the time of the new Aare will usher in great things for Yoruba land.

Lionel Messi’s Mega Paycheck Leaked, Earns $2.4m Per Week

Lionel Messi’s pay grade was revealed by Football leaks and it is no small figure. The Argentinian baller’s contract makes him worth $2.4million-a-week.

This is more than double Cristiano Ronaldo’s $960,000. Messi signed the deluxe deal that ties him to the Nou Camp until 2021 last year November.

Nigeria earns N284bn from cashew exports in three years

Nigeria earned $813.05m (N284.5bn) in foreign exchange from the exportation of cashew between 2015 and 2017.

The President, National Cashew Association of Nigeria, Tola Fasheru, gave the figure in Abuja shortly after he led a delegation of the association to meet with the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs. Aisha Abubakar.

Woman who exposed COZA pastor opens up on severe post natal depression

Ese Walter Ark, the former COZA member who exposed the head pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo for engaging in an amorous extra-marital affair with her, has opened up on her experience with post natal depression.

She took to social media site, Facebook to describe the dark side of motherhood and how she imagined killing her baby by slamming him against the wall.

NAF takes delivery of additional 5 Super Mushsak aircraft

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Sunday took delivery of five Super Mushsak aircraft from Pakistan meant to enhance its training and operational efficiency.

The Chief of Logistics, NAF headquarters, AVM Garba Bello said while taking delivery of the aircraft in Kaduna that the total Super Mushsak aircraft received from Pakistan now stood at 10.

Funke Akindele was never contacted for “Avengers: Infinity War” movie

Funke Akindele was never contacted for Hollywood movie “Avengers: Infinity War” lailasnews 1

Few days ago, Nigeria’s cyber space went up in flames with news of Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele becoming part of the cast for yet to be released Hollywood superhero film “Avengers: Infinity War”. The actress’ name was added to the movie’s website, and given the role of a member of the Black Panther’s guards, the ‘Dora Milaje’.

However sources close to Funke Akindele, have revealed that the actress was never contacted to feature in the movie. It was gathered the stunt was pulled by a hacker, who indirectly made Funke Akindele a viral celebrity sensation when Nigerians spotted the name.

Nigerian man who murdered his girlfriend faces trial in the US

Nigerian man who murdered his girlfriend faces trial in the US lailasnews

The murder trial of Osa Alohaneke, a Nigerian accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death in 2015, has opened in a Fort Bend County Courtroom in Houston. Alohaneke, 59, was living with his girlfriend,  a Cameroonian lady identified as Evelyne Epiepang, 52, when he allegedly attacked and murdered her after repeatedly stabbing her with a knife.

Taku was lucky that she survived the attack, but it was quite unfortunate for Epiepang as she lost her life in the attack in what jury classified as a pre-planned action by Osa.

Labourer machetes supervisor to steal coworkers’ salary

Labourer machetes supervisor to steal coworkers’ salary lailasnews 1

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested one Jacob Monday, a labourer in a rice plantation in Alabata village, for reportedly attacking and robbing his supervisor, Monday Dare, when he came to pay the salary of the workers on the 19th December 2017.

Jacob was arrested in Kabba, Kogi State on 2nd January 2018, two weeks after he committed the said offence and fled.

Bride dies on wedding night after husband penetrated her vagina with rods

Bride dies on wedding night after husband penetrated her vagina with rods lailasnews 4

Fatima further disclosed that the father of the bride, decided to pardon the groom and let go of the incident, instead of seeking justice for his daughter.

Her tweet read;

“One of my patients died of excess bleeding which was apparently due to really severe post-coital tears. Because the cuts were grave & didn’t seem like PCTs, we convinced her father to approve autopsy.

Ghana’s president summons US ambassador over Trump’s ‘shithole’ remark

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has summoned Robert Porter Jackson, US ambassador, over President Donald Trump’s “shithole” remark.

On Thursday, Trump reportedly expressed his displeasure over people migrating to the US from “shithole countries” at a closed-door meeting.

560 Nigerian returnees from Libya arrive Port Harcourt

The third batch of 560 Nigerian returnees from Libya have arrived Port Harcourt.

Mr Martins Ejike, the South-South Zonal Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), made this known to newsmen on Sunday in Port Harcourt. Ejike said that the returnees, comprising 540 adult and 20 infants, arrived the airport on board Max Air, with registration No: 5N-HMM at about 11:52 p.m.

Liberia’s Unity Party expels Johnson-Sirleaf

Liberia’s outgoing ruling Unity Party has expelled President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for alleged breach of the party’s constitution.

The party conveyed the decision in a statement issued by its Assistant Secretary General for Public Outreach, Mohammed Ali, on Sunday.

13 male models accuse the Royals' favorite photographer Mario Testino of 'molesting them'

Famed photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber have been accused of sexual misconduct by male models and former assistants.

In an expose published by The New York Times on Saturday, fifteen current and former male models accused Weber of often 'unnecessary nudity and coercive sexual behavior, often during photo shoots.

Some women enjoy being raped - Frenchwoman criticizes the #MeToo movement

A French woman who criticised the #MeToo movement has claimed that rape victims can enjoy the experience.

Brigitte Lahaie, a porn star-turned-agony aunt, caused an outcry by claiming on French television that some women have orgasms when they are raped.

I assure you, Police will protect you henceforth - Police IG tells Benue residents

Residents of communities recently attacked by suspected herdsmen in Benue and Nasarawa States yesterday got afresh assurance of adequate protection from the police.

Police Inspector-General, Ibrahim Idris pledged that his men would henceforth make a repeat of the attack impossible.

We are yet to see change in the power sector - Obasanjo laments

The former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday said Nigerians are yet to witness the change campaign promises of the current administration.

Obasanjo disclosed this at the presentation of award to the former Managing Director of Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), Engr. James Olotu, during investiture ceremony of new president of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), in Abuja.

Fulani Herdsmen: Tuface speaks on Benue killings

Nigerian music legend, Tuface Idibia has dropped his voice on herdsmen attack in Benue and other parts of he country.

The Benue born artist called on Buhari’s government to put their words into action and end the killings in the State.

Woman who got pregnant for son-in-law sparks outrage

The son-in-law (‘the man’) and mother-in-law (‘the woman’) were variously described with uncomplimentary epithets. The man was dismissed as a beast and he-goat that fully deserves to be castrated while the woman was described as a wanton Jezebel, wicked and wayward.

However, the principal victim in the sex-escapade, the wife of the man and daughter of the woman, was praised for demonstrating a forgiving spirit and her firm resolve not to dump the marriage.

Benue: Soldiers deployed as Hausa youths protest

Soldiers last night, took over the streets of Makurdi, the Benue State capital, a few hours after the quick intervention of the police averted what could have sparked a fresh mayhem in the state.
The state had, only 48 hours earlier, buried 73 victims of herdsmen killings.

Lagos govt bans cart pushers, wheelbarrow operators

The Lagos State Government on Saturday announced the ban on the operations of cart pushers and wheelbarrow operators, saying their activities are inimical to the environmental cleanliness of the state.
The Secretary to the State Government, Tunji Bello, made this known in a statement in Lagos.

PDP, APC clash over Trump’s ‘shithole’ remark on Africa

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, sparred on Saturday with the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, over which African leader’s conduct informed a series of disparaging comments that U.S. President Donald Trump has hurled on black countries.
Mr. Trump singled out Haiti, El Salvador and parts of Africa as “shithole countries” during a meeting with U.S. lawmakers about immigration Thursday, according to the Washington Post.

Ooni Of Ife Is My Father, Not Lover –Ara

There have been reports that popular singer and drummer, Aralola Apake, popularly known as Ara, is in a relationship with the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and that she may be his next queen. However, in a chat with Sunday Scoop, Ara rubbished the stories.

Lagos Sues Davido, AY Over Tax

The Lagos State Government has begun moves to tackle high-profile tax defaulters in the state and ensure high level of compliance with its tax laws.

As part of this initiative, the state government has moved against some celebrities in the state, who are alleged to be tax evaders despite their earnings from their business.

Buhari greets Chief Rasaq Okoya at 78

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated top industrialist and Chairman of the Eleganza Group of companies, Chief Rasaq Akanni Okoya on his 78th birthday.
President Buhari, in a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Femi Adesina, felicitated with all business associates, family and friends of the astute businessman, who through vision, hardwork and entrepreneurship completely altered the business landscape of Nigeria, and West Africa, by starting a cottage industry in the early 70’s that blossomed into a multi-billion naira empire, with a strong household name.

Sultan and I are Miyetti Allah’s patrons, says Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, says he personally gave the Federal Government pictures of 800 Fulani herdsmen and their families that were killed in Taraba State last year but the government had yet to take action.

He added that the killings in the Middle Belt were being perpetrated by both the herdsmen and the locals, stressing that the murder of the herdsmen was not being accurately reported thereby presenting a false narrative of ‘one-sided killings’.

Plane With 162 Passengers On Board Crashes At The Cliff Of A Sea

A plane with 162 passengers aboard came within yards of plunging into the Black Sea when it skidded off an icy runway while trying to land. The passengers had a lucky escape when the wheels of the plane dug into the freezing mud at Trabzon Airport in Turkey – leaving it dangling off a coastal cliff.

‘I Regret Coming To Australia’; Mother Of 6 Says As She Considers Going Back To Africa

A Sudanese single mother says she is considering moving back to Africa because she cannot control her teenage sons, one of which is in jail. Asha Awur, 36,  who earlier this month made headlines for her comments about her Centrelink payment not being ‘enough’ to raise her six children on, told Daily Mail Australia her eldest son, who was just two years old when the family arrived as refugees from war-torn Sudan, had gone off the rails at a young age.