Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Monkey stole N70 million from senators’ farm house – Senator Shehu Sani

While Nigerians are still basking in the euphoria of a snake swallowing N36 million in Benue JAMB office, it has been alleged that monkeys have taken N70 million belonging to the Northern Senators Caucus.

The caucus had sacked Sen. Abdullahi Adamu as its chairman on Wednesday, following allegations of misappropriating N70m belonging to the group.

58-yr-old Paedophile jailed for 60 years in Lagos

58-yr-old Paedophile jailed for 60 years in Lagos

An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court on Wednesday sentenced Obinna Iziejen, a 58-year-old paedophile, to 60 years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling a 12-year-old pupil.

Iziejen was convicted of the offence of defilement on Feb. 15.

Nigeria ranked as 148th World’s Least Corrupt Country

Nigeria ranked as 148th World’s Least Corrupt Country

Transparency International (TI), has again ranked Nigeria low in its 2017 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released on Wednesday.

The latest ranking has Nigeria in the 148th position out of 180. The country, according to the CPI, scored 28 out 100, a figure lower than the average in the Sub-Sharan region.

Two men arraigned for gang raping teenager in Lagos

Two men, Sunday Adeyemi, 20, auto mechanic and Michael Jonathan, 18, furniture maker, on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly gang-raping a teenage girl.

The accused who reside in Ogba, a suburb of Lagos, are being tried for conspiracy, sexual assault and rape.

EFCC quizzes ex-army chief Azubuike Ihejirika over arms deal scandal

Anti-graft detectives at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, are questioning Azubuike Ihejirika, a former Chief of Army Staff, over his alleged involvement in the $2.1 billion arms procurement scandal, sources at the commission have said.

Mr. Ihejirika, a retired lieutenant-general, arrived at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja around 11:00 a.m. Wednesday and was subsequently ushered into an interrogation room.

Melania Trump’s parents become permanent US residents

First lady Melania Trump’s parents have become permanent US residents, their lawyer said Wednesday, apparently taking advantage of a family unification program pilloried by the president.

“I can confirm that Mrs. Trump’s parents are both lawfully admitted to the United States as permanent residents,” lawyer Michael Wildes said in a statement.

Charlyboy leads protest to NNPC HQ over fuel scarcity

Charles Oputa, a.k.a Charlyboy, on Wednesday led the `Ourmumudondo’ group, on a peaceful protest to the headquarters of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) over lingering fuel scarcity across the country.

‘Ourmumudondo’is a non-political coalition of Nigerians from all backgrounds that advocates national reawakening towards holding leaders responsible and ensuring good governance at all levels.

Why we carry out frequent recruitment in the police – IGP

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, explained Wednesday, that deaths, retirement as well as dismissal of some police personnel standing above 900,000 yearly, was responsible for frequent and mass recruitment into the Force.

This was even as he said 308, 000 police workforce was grossly inadequate for the effective policing of the more than 180 million people in the country.

Assets declaration trial: Supreme court rejects FG appeal against Saraki

The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned indefinitely hearing of a Federal Government’s appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal, Abuja to strike out some charges brought against Senate President Bukola Saraki.

The appeal is in relation to the ongoing Saraki’s trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) for allegedly failing to declare his assets with  the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

Attempts by armed hoodlums to free 18 prisoners stalled in Sokoto

A move by armed persons to free 18 prisoners has been foiled in Sokoto State.

This was disclosed in a statement by Bello Farouk, the spokesperson of the Nigeria Prisons Service in Sokoto.

Oba Rilwan Akiolu warns against dumping refuse in public places

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu has warned residents of Lagos against dumping refuse in public places, saying the Cleaner Lagos Initiative, CLI, is for the benefit of all and called for support for Visionscape in a bid to rid the state of refuse.

Akiolu spoke on Wednesday at a Town Hall meeting to sensitise market women and others on the CLI project and the need to ensure a cleaner environment. The event was held at the City Hall on Lagos Island, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

Five of 16 rescued victims at Abuja airport minors – NAPTIP

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons have stated that five of 16 rescued victims of alleged human trafficking at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, are below the age of 18.

The Head, Press and Public Relations of NAPTIP, Josiah Emerole, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Tuesday.

Pastor allegedly impregnates two teenage siblings

The Police have arrested a 30-year-old pastor suspected to have impregnated two primary school siblings aged 15 and 17 years respectively.

Pastor of Unabii Christian Church, Kenya, Alfred Maingi Ndolo, was apprehended after the two orphaned girls who lived with their grandmother, disclosed that they had both been having sexual relationships with the pastor and were pregnant.

#BBNaija: I only had one-night stand with you – Rapper replies housemate

Nigerian entertainer, CDQ Olowo, has responded to Big Brother Naija’s housemate, Ifu Ennada, saying he only had a one-night-stand with her.

Yesterday, Ifu Ennada had called out the popular rapper, accusing him of dumping her after sacrificing so much for his music career.

She claimed the singer forgot about her after attaining stardom.

Japan orders Chinese ships not to approach disputed islands

Japanese officials ordered three Chinese coast guard vessels to leave what Japan considers its territorial waters near a group of disputed islets in the East China Sea, a local media reported on Wednesday.

The local media said that the three ships left the area around noon (0300 GMT) after sailing around the Japanese-administered Senkaku Islands for about two hours.

Victor Moses happy to win NFF Player of the Year Award

Chelsea wingback Victor Moses has expressed his gratitude for being awarded the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Player of the Year award.

Moses took home the top prize at the inaugural awards, beating competition from Leicester City defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and 2018 African Nations Championship star Anthony Okpotu.

Mass grave of Islamic State hostages discovered in Eastern Afghanistan

Officials on Wednesday discovered bodies of at least 10 people, who are supposed to have been hostages of the Islamic State terrorist group, in a mass grave in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province.

According to the TOLOnews media outlet, citing local officials, the grave was discovered in Momand Dara area of Achin district, which is known as an IS stronghold.

Claudio Ranieri ready to quit Nantes

Claudio Ranieri, who led Leicester City to an unlikely English Premier League title, has revealed he is ready to quit French Ligue 1 club Nantes if he is asked to become Italy coach.

The 66-year-old has been one of the names touted as a possible replacement for Gian Piero Ventura who was forced to resign after Italy’s shock failure to qualify for the World Cup in Russia.

Pretty Nigerian Woman Reportedly Attempts Suicide After Her Boyfriend Broke Up With Her (Photos)

A beautiful Nigerian woman has allegedly attempted to take her own life after she was jilted by her lover. The woman identified as Itunuoluwa Ogunwuyi took to Facebook to wish her friends a goodbye saying that the world is a wicked place.
She wrote on Facebook: "(feeling heartbroken) Friends i want to travel, I don't think I will come back again....thank you all for the love."

How I Almost Died After Giving Birth To My Daughter - Serena Williams Shares Emotional Story

Serena Williams has revealed her near-death experience after giving birth to her daughter Olympia in September, in an article she wrote for CNN.
The tennis legend said she lives in fear of blood clots, a condition that surfaced during her harrowing post-natal ordeal. She said she got blood clot in her lungs, blocking one or more arteries.

My Wife Is Fetish, Adulterous And A Serial Divorcee - 5th Husband Cries Out In Court

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A 47-year-old businessman, Rufus Otegbola, on Wednesday told an Igando Customary Court, Lagos, that his wife, Funmilayo, is “a serial divorcee.”

Rufus, who urged the court to dissolve his 13-year marriage to Funmilayo for alleged adulterous acts, told the court that he was the fifth husband of the respondent.

“My wife is adulterous and a serial divorcee. She had married and divorced four husbands before I married her.

Politicians Have Been Begging Me To Sleep With Them - Actress

Popular Ghanaian actress, Efia Odo whose real name is Andrea Owusu has said that some respected men in government have been chasing her for sexual intercourse but she has refused to give in to their demands.

She revealed this in a series of snapchat posts while attacking her colleague, Fella Makafui whom she asked not to deceive herself by thinking that the politicians who pay her for sexual intercourse do not approach her.

Nigerian Man Dumps Girlfriend Who Tattooed His Face On Her Arm (Photo)

Mr Increase, a young Nigerian who made the headlines after his love-drunk girlfriend drew his face on her arm in the form of a tattoo has broken up with her.
It appears the lady cheated as Mr Increase teased her about being a prostitute. He took to his Snapchat to make the big announcement as seen below:

Angry Woman Burns Down 20 Houses After Losing Her Home In A Divorce

A woman living alone in a home awarded to her husband in a divorce started a fire in the living room that quickly spread to 19 other houses, causing more than $1 million in damage, according to reports on Tuesday.
The woman, whom officials identified as Adrienne Satterly, 41, started a blaze in a stack of mattresses early Sunday in her home in Hiram, then drove off with her two cats, WSB-TV reported.

Firm partners with NFF for Russia World Cup

Geo Travel and Tours has announced itself as the official travel partner to the Nigeria Football Federation for the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The event, themed: “Road to Russia,” is poised to connect football-loving Nigerians to the Super Eagles when they face their counterparts in Russia.

Making the revelation, the travel agency said its backing is critical and strategic.

Elections reorder: Senate northern caucus sacks Adamu

The Northern Senators Forum has sacked Senator Abdullahi Adamu as it’s chairman. He was replaced with Senator Aliyu Wamakko.

Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, made the announcement of the leadership change at the close of plenary on Wednesday.

Court adjourns Dasuki’s case 22 March

An FCT High Court, on Wednesday adjourned until March 22,  continuation of hearing in the case involving former National Security Adviser, retired Col Sambo Dasuki, pending outcome of judgment of the Supreme Court on his appeal.

The judge, Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf, adjourned the case after Dasuki’s counsel Mr Adeola Adedipe, holding the brief of Mr Joesph Daudu (SAN) applied for adjournment.

Kaduna APC suspends Senator Hunkuyi

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Kaduna chapter has suspended the senator representing Kaduna North senatorial district in the National Assembly.

Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi was suspended for six months over alleged anti-party activities, alongside a former interim Chairman of Kaduna South Local Government Area, Yahaya Shinko, and 27 other members.

President Buhari: We’ve not relented in our fight against corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari says his government has not changed course in its fight against corruption, pointing out that transparency, accountability, fiscal responsibility and timely delivery of goods and services are key factors in the fight against corruption.

President Buhari made the remarks, on Tuesday, while flagging-off the Adamawa state Anti-Corrupt Summit, in Yola, Adamawa.

Four Arrested For Murder Of PDP Chieftain In Rivers

Four out of the five suspects allegedly involved in the murder of a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State, Heaven Ihuigwe, were paraded on Tuesday at the State Police Command in Port Harcourt.

The late Ihuigwe was killed on September 16, 2017 in Rumuekini in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area by the suspects, who dumped his corpse in a cassava farm.

2019: Oyo residents begging Governor Ajimobi to run for Senate – aide

An aide to the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has claimed that the people of the state are pleading with the governor to run for the senate in 2019.

Morounkola Thomas, executive assistant to the governor on political affairs, said the people of the state, especially in Oyo South Senatorial District, have sent in messages requesting the governor to go back to the senate in the interest of the development of the state.

Governor Fayose asks federal govt to publish all properties recovered by EFCC, owners before selling them

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has told the Federal Government to publish all the properties it claimed to have recovered and their owners as well as buyers of the properties before they are sold.

The governor said Nigerians were no longer interested in being governed with propaganda.

Fayose said: “Nigerians want to know how many properties were recovered and who bought the properties. Who authorized the sale? Nigerians want details, not propaganda because most of these properties have been sold and resold.”

19-Year-Old Boy caught taking pictures of school girls bathing

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A teenage boy was nabbed taking pictures of secondary school students bathing.The 19-year-old was arrested when he was spotted taking pictures of female students of AME Zion Senior High School in the Eastern Region, Ghana.

The girls were taking their bath close to their dormitory. The suspect was spotted by a female student who was naked when the camera light flashed on her.

"I Have Fulfilled My Major Promises" – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday visited Yola where he insisted that he had fulfilled major promises made to electorate during his political campaign.

Buhari, who paid homage to Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Muhammadu Barkindo at his palace, said that the fight against corruption and maintaining peace and security were among the priorities of his administration.

2019: South-East Elders Council backs President Buhari for second term

South East Elders’ Council yesterday said they will support President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2019 presidential election if he decides to run again.
According to them, the All Progressives Congress, APC, government had done well in fighting corruption and the dreaded Boko Haram insurgency.

Toni Braxton finally confirms engagement to Birdman in 'Braxton Family Values' teaser

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Singer, Toni Braxton, 50, has finally confirmed her engagement to rapper Birdman, 49, after months of speculations that the pair were only not engaged but had secretly gotten married.
The 'Unbreak My Heart' singer made the announcement during a preview for her reality TV show, 'Braxton Family Values', on Saturday.

Lawmaker Cries Out After His Farm Was Attacked By Suspected Fulani Men In Kogi

According to Comr. Friday Makama, the House of Assembly Member representing Igalamela Odolu local government area of Kogi State, suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked and burnt his farm. This is reportedly coming after several threats by an aide to a government official who vowed to destroy the said farm.

Weeks After Undergoing Surgery, Woman Wants Her Huge Bum Implants Removed

A woman who has spent big to get huge bum implants – wants them removed just weeks later as they’re “too big”. The 28-year-old woman identified as Star Delguidice, from Birmingham, opted for implants double the recommended size and had fat drained from her thighs, arms and stomach to sculpt her perfect derriere.

She flew to Istanbul, Turkey, for the seven hour operation on December 18 but has since decided she wants them removed.

Return of Wastes to Lagos Streets, Act of Sabotage - LASG

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday claimed that the return of wastes to the streets of the state was deliberately orchestrated to blackmail and sabotage the enforcement of its Environmental Management and Protection Law, 2017.

To support its claim also, the state government disclosed that it arrested four officials of a private sector participation (PSP) operator in waste management, Ayomide Olayinka Ventures for dumping waste on the street of Lagos Island midnight.

Court Orders Senator Abaribe To Produce Nnamdi Kanu On March 28

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered Nnamdi Kanu’s counsel, to produce him in court on March 28, or for his sureties to explain his whereabouts.
Justice Binta Nyako gave the order while ruling on an application for adjournment made by the prosecuting counsel, Mr Shuaibu Labaran.

Cape Town now faces dry taps by July 9

Residents of drought-stricken Cape Town received good news Tuesday when city officials said they now face losing piped water to their homes by July 9 — a month later than last forecast.

But Capetonians are not yet out of the woods. If drastic consumption reductions are not achieved by so-called “Day Zero” — the last day of normal water supply — people will have to queue at 200 standpipes for daily rations of 25 litres (6.6 US gallons).

America-Based Petrogress Joins Oil Magnate, Ayiri Emami, To Become Trading Leader

Already active in Ghana and Libya, the Delaware-based oil products trader Petrogress  has teamed up with a well-connected businessman in Nigeria to conquer the giant West African market. 

Petrogress, headed by Christos Talos, and Nigerian firm A &E Petroleum  have created joint venture P&A Nigeria Oil Co  with the aim to buy and sell products from oil extracted in the country.

I was sexually harassed by a producer who put a knife to my neck – Actress Steph Nora Okere (Video)

I was sexually harassed by a producer who put a knife to my neck - Actress Steph Nora Lailasnews

Nollywood Actress Steph Nora Okereduring an interview revealed she was sexually harassed by a movie producer who put a knife to my neck.

During the interview when asked if she has ever experienced sexual harassment before in Nollywood, actress Steph Nora Okere revealed in an exclusive interview with BroadwayTV that she has indeed been harassed by a producer who held an knife to her neck and told her to strip.

I never believed I would marry an illiterate – Abuja based Lady

I never believed I would marry an illiterate - Abuja based Lady lailasnews

An Abuja based banker has made a shocking revelation about her marriage to a man she considered as being an illiterate and how she never thought she could ever get married to the man.

The unidentified lady claimed the man had no form of education, income or career prospects but now they are happily married and blessed with two beautiful children.

The post was shared by a group Humans of Abuja on behalf of the lady.
Read her post below:

Husband snatcher disgraced and abandoned after 1 year of marriage

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In 2017, news hit the social media on the marriage of a Zambian teacher, Patricia Mwelwa, who allegedly snatched the rich husband of her friend. The marriage has just hit the rock as the man has allegedly abandoned the husband snatcher and returned to his wife.

The highly publicized wedding that caught many people’s attention after her then husband-to-be, surprised her with a brand new Range Rover, didn’t even last for more than a year.

Scarcity looms as oil marketers plan shut down of fuel depots, mass sack

The Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN) says it will sack its staff, numbering over 10,000, and shut down all its depots in less than 14 days.
DAPPMAN made this known in a letter sent to Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources.
The letter, signed by Olufemi Adewole, DAPPAM’s executive secretary, was dated February 20.

Sunderland for sale at £50 million

Sunderland owner Ellis Short would be willing to listen to offers of around £50m for the struggling Championship club, Sky Sports reports.

The American is desperate to offload the Wearside club, who are second-bottom of the Championship table, and has been inviting offers for over a year.

Malabu oil scam: AGF Abubarkar Malami has failed – CACOL

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to ensure prosecution of those involved in the Malabu OPL 245 scam was an indication that the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubarkar Malami (SAN), has failed.
It said by given the task to the EFCC, Buhari has shown that acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, was fighting graft better than Malami.

Police arrests cyber criminals specializing in transferring funds from stolen SIM cards

Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 6 – man syndicate that specialised in robbing Lagosians of their mobile phones and turning over its SIM cards to hackers who get hold of the account details of its owners and transfer its balances to their accounts.
Parading the group Tuesday, the Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, disclosed that the syndicate comprised of three splinter groups visiting choice locations in the state to rob members of the public of their phones.

Man accuses wife of being pregnant for boyfriend, seeks divorce

A 34-year-old man has approached the Igando Customary court for dissolution of marriage after accusing his wife of being pregnant for her boyfriend.
Ola Ismaila, an indigene of Ede, Osun State, said he got to know about his wife’s supposed pregnancy when she started having stomach pains.
Mr. Ismaila said his suspicion was confirmed when he caught his wife, Aminat, patronising a midwife for a pregnancy test and possible abortion.