Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Denzel Washington paid for my acting classes – Black Panther star

According to Black Panther star Chad Boseman, Hollywood star Denzel Washington paid for his acting classes while he was still a student at Oxford University.

Boseman said the tuition was paid via a scholarship program for a summer class he took in school.

Speaking on Jimmy Fallon’s show, Boseman said veteran Phylicia Rashad taught the acting class and  got some famous donors to help the college kids get overseas:

Migos Sued For Inciting A Riot At Concert

Migos Sued For Inciting A Riot At Concert

Migos have been slapped with a lawsuit for inciting a riot at one of their shows, causing several people to be stabbed in the aftermath.

The incident occurred back in 2015 in Albany, New York. According to the lawsuit obtained by TMZ and filed by the concert venue, the rap group showed up late, smelled like weed and alcohol, and refused to hold a meet-and-greet, which customers reportedly paid for. 

Trump’s wealth shrinks by $400m

Trump’s wealth shrinks by $400m

U.S President Donald Trump’s fortune had fallen for the second year running in annual ranking of the world’s wealthiest people.

Forbes said that Trump’s net worth had fallen by $400m (£287m) to $3.1bn over the past year.

Rick Ross’ daughter, Toie’s $100k Sweet 16 party postponed over his hospitalization

Rick Ross’ daughter, Toie’s $100k Sweet 16 party postponed over his hospitalization

Rick Ross’ hospitalization has caused his daughter, Toie’s $100k Sweet 16 to get postponed. The rapper booked a section of the Casa Casuarina, formerly the Versace Mansion nearly 7 months ago for Toie’s bash.

EFCC seals popular hotel in Umuahia

EFCC seals popular hotel in Umuahia

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has sealed a multi-billion naira hotel located along Dozie way junction at Ihie Ndume in Umuahia, Abia State.

The Ice Grand Hotels-Suites, is said to be belonging to one Kelechi, a Dubai-based businessman.

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos named world’s richest man

The Forbes magazine has named the Amazon founder and chief executive, Jeff Bezos, as the world’s richest man with 112bn dollar fortune.

Bezos replaced the Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, who fell back into second place with 90bn dollars.

Forbes calculated that Bezos’s fortune, which is mostly held in Amazon shares, increased by 39.2bn dollars over the past year.

Germany allows cities to ban diesel-run cars

The accelerating demise of diesel, long used by carmakers to boost fuel-efficiency, is undermining their plans to meet looming European Union CO2 goals and avoid big annual fines.
Executives gathered on Tuesday at the Geneva car show are grappling with unpalatable choices: re-engineer existing vehicles at huge expense, restrict sales of some profitable models; or risk hundreds of millions of euros in penalties.

Burkina Faso authorities arrest 8 after jihadist attacks

Authorities in Burkina Faso say they have arrested eight Burkinabe nationals in connection with last week’s attacks on army headquarters and the French Embassy.

Prosecutor Maizan Sereme announced on Tuesday that two of the suspects are current soldiers. Another is a former soldier who was kicked out of the military after a 2011 mutiny.

Togo opposition announces resumption of protest demos

Togo’s opposition coalition on Tuesday said it would resume its protests against President Faure Gnassingbe and his government, despite both sides having agreed to a suspension during talks.

The grouping of 14 parties’ spokesperson, Eric Dupuy, told AFP: “We have decided to start our protests again for four days next week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.”

President Buhari to receive FIFA World Cup trophy on Wednesday

The original FIFA World Cup will arrive in Nigeria on Wednesday, the Nigeria Football Federation announced in a press release on Tuesday.

The trophy, on a tour of 91 cities in 51 countries across six continents before the Russia 2018 World Cup finals, will touch down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport aboard a chartered flight at 11am.

France to set legal age of sexual consent as 15

France plans to fix the legal age of sexual consent as 15, meaning sex with someone younger than that would be considered rape.
Equality Minister Marlène Schiappa welcomed the move, which follows advice from doctors and legal experts.

375,000 US Dollars Intercepted From Businessman At Kaduna Airport.

The Nigeria Customs Service om Tuesday, March 6, 2018, handed over the sum of 375,000 USD (Three Hundred and Seventy Five Thousand United States Dollar) and one Adamu Rabiu Muhammad with passport number A50280997 to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal office.

The suspect, a business man from Kano was intercepted at the international wing of the Kaduna International airport, traveling on board ET941 Ethiopian Airline to Dubai on a business trip.

Rivers Security Outfit In Disarray As Court Remands Scribe In Prison Custody

Palpable apprehension has gripped the leadership of the Onelga Security, Planning and Advisory Committee (OSPAC), in Rivers State, following the arrest and subsequent arraignment of its Secretary General, Emeka Agbabere by a Port Harcourt Magistrate Court on Monday.

The OSPAC scribe who is facing trial for the kidnap of the Omoku branch Manager of Unity Bank Plc, Mr. Oyedokun Johnson, was arrested by men of the Directorate of State Security (DSS) on Saturday following a tip off.

Meet the actress who began pursuing her career at 88 before finally landing Black Panther role at 91

Some people stop dreaming when they reach a certain age and haven’t achieved their dreams, but for Black Panther actress, Dorothy Steel, she decided to go after hers at the ripe old age of 88.

The actress, who turned 92 last week, decided to pursue an acting career when she was 88. She didn’t immediately become a star but at the age of 91, she landed a role in one of the most talked about movies of 2018, Black Panther. In the movie, Steel portrayed the elderly woman with large Fulani earrings.

I am sad and ashamed of Nigeria - Senator Dino Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye has lamented on the pitiable state of the Nigerian system adding that the nation has stopped celebrating historical events.

In a lengthy Instagram post, Melaye said he was sad and ashamed to see that Nigeria has degenerated to the level of celebrating other African nations while steadily losing her glory.
The Kogi lawmaker was reacting to the ongoing Ghana Independence celebration which had In attendance, President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President, Bukola Saraki among others.

Neymar is being treated like a pampered rich kid, Brazilians protest

News crews from around the world may have flocked to cover Neymar’s foot operation, but some Brazilians would rather see the spotlight on the country’s woes.

No-one here doubts the talent of the 26-year-old star of the Brazilian national team and Paris Saint-Germain. But people are sick of seeing him treated like a pampered rich kid.

Lagos APC rejects extension of Oyegun’s tenure

The Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has kicked against the elongation of the tenure of the party’s national and state executives, saying it is against the constitution.
Rising from a consultative forum held at state house Marina, Lagos and attended by party elders from across the state, the leaders said the extension of the tenure of John Oyegun, chairman of the party, and his executives by one year is also against Nigeria’s constitution.

2019: ‘Armed robbers of yesterday cannot be our option’ ex-Edo governor, Adams Oshiomhole attacks PDP

2019: ?Armed robbers of yesterday cannot be our option?  ex-Edo governor, Adams Oshiomhole attacks PDP

Former Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has told the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that “armed robbers of yesterday” cannot be Nigerians’ option.

The former governor said this while responding to the opposition's plans to return to power in 2019. PDP in various statement released, posited it would be returning to power to rescue Nigeria from the current hardship being experienced under the ruling APC.

Six arraigned for impersonating retired military officers

A Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Monday sentenced ‎six persons to 10 months imprisonment each for posing as retired military officers and joint act.

‎The judge, Mohammed Marafa, however, gave the convicts; William Patience, Dickson Haruna, Hans Natoms, Luka Dasen, Pankyes John and John Pricilia, N50,000 option of fine each.

Even our worst critics’ll agree we’ve tried on security – Buhari

Even our worst critics’ll agree we’ve tried on security – Buhari Lailasnews

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that even the worst critics of his All Progressives Congress, the APC-led government will agree with him that they have tried in the area of securing the country. President Buhari also condoled with families of the victims of killings in Taraba, Yobe, Benue, and other parts of the country.

President Buhari made the comment in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu on Monday in Taraba state during his tour around troubled areas in the country.

Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger on the brink ahead of AC Milan crunch

Arsene Wenger has one last chance to salvage the worst year of his Arsenal reign and potentially save his job when the beleaguered Gunners boss faces AC Milan in the Europa League on Thursday.

Wenger has presided over a miserable campaign that threatens to bring a painful end to the Frenchman’s near 22-year spell in north London.

Russian plane crash kills 32 people in Syria

Russian plane crash kills 32 people?in Syria

A Russian transport plane crashed on landing at Russia’s Hmeimim airbase in Syria, killing all 32 people on board, the defence ministry said in a statement reported by RIA Novosti.

There were 26 passengers and 6 crew member, the ministry said. “The reason for the crash according to preliminary information could have been a technical fault,” the ministry said, adding that the plane had not come under fire according to a report from the ground.

Former Porn Star Who Married A Millionaire Insists She’s Not A Gold Digger

A former Thai porn star who became a Buddhist and married an American millionaire has insisted that she’s not a gold digger – after finally being granted a divorce. Nong Nat, 33, married wealthy businessman Harold Jennings Nesland, 72, after quitting the porn industry.

However, she demanded a divorce shortly after their wedding, expressing fears about giving her husband a heart attack during sex.

Husband Bites His Wife While Allegedly Brutalizing Her, Lady Shares Photos

A wife who claims to be a victim of domestic violence is seeking for divorce following alleged maltreatment from her husband. The woman who says she’s currently in the hospital shared a picture of herself with bite marks on her back which was allegedly done t her by her husband.

Nigerian Man, Toni Iwobi, Elected As First Black Senator In Italy

A Nigerian IT entrepreneur who has spent 38 years in Italy, Toni Iwobi has been elected as the first black senator in the European country.He was elected on the platform of Matteo Salvini. Iwobi was elected in the industrial city of Brescia in northern Italy.

“It is with great excitement that I can tell you I have been elected senator,” he said in a brief statement.

Man initiates 50 boys into homosexuality

A suspected gay, identified simply as Ibe, narrowly escaped death after some angry youths from of Ntighauzo Community in Obingwa Local Government Area, Abia State, caught him having sex with another man.

Ibe, who is from Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, was caught in an abandoned building.

Nigerian man pays glowing tribute to his wife who died three days to her 52nd birthday

Nigerian man pays glowing tribute to his wife who died three days to her 52nd birthday

A heartbroken Nigerian man, Hassan Gimba, has taken to his Facebook page to pay glowing tribute to his wife, Lami, who died three days to her 52nd birthday. Lami was diagnosed with cervical cancer and died recently. Read Hassan's tribute below

Lami Fatima Babare, my beloved wife, my friend, the mother of my children. When we married on the 30th of October, 1992, our dream was to grow old together.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt enter $10 billion mega city deal

Saudi Arabia has agreed on a $10 billiom investment with Egypt for a futuristic mega city project.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Egypt on Monday to discuss issues focusing on economic cooperation.

Benjamin Netanyahu: Saudi Arabia to open airspace to India-Israel flights

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saudi Arabia has agreed to allow Air India to use its airspace in flights to and from Israel in what could indicate a warming of ties.

But Air India said on Tuesday that while it had issued such a request, the regulator had yet to give it a positive answer.

The new Israel-India route was announced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Israel in July.

Fiorentina retire Davide Astori’s No. 13 shirt

Fiorentina have decided to retire the No. 13 shirt worn by Davide Astori following the tragic death of their captain at the weekend.

Astori’s former club Cagliari, for whom he played 174 games over six seasons, have also agreed no longer to use the No. 13, which he also wore while he played for them.

A tweet from Fiorentina on Tuesday confirmed the move “in honour of Davide Astori’s memory.”

Some parents make it easier for children to be defiled – DSVRT coordinator

Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, the coordinator of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, has revealed that some parents make it easier for children to be defiled.

She made the revelation in a chat with TheNation, while revealing the factors fueling sexual violence. She said: “According to the data gathered from our research, the first factor is the abused abuser factor.

Bad leadership has turned Nigerians into beggars - Legal Icon, Afe Babalola

Bad leadership has turned Nigerians into beggars - Legal Icon, Afe Babalola

Legal Icon and Senior Advocate, Chief Afe Babalola, has attributed the pervasive poverty and hunger in Nigeria to bad leadership.

Babalola, who said the culture of begging was alien to the Yoruba race in the past, lamented that bad leadership has turned virtually all Nigerians into beggars, particularly in southwest Nigeria.

''Why I don’t rush to visit violence-hit areas'' President Buhari

During his visit in Taraba state yesterday, President Buhari gave reasons for not immediately visiting areas in the country that have recorded any form of violent attacks. Speaking to the state government officials and traditional rulers, President Buhari who has been criticised for never going to states to commiserate with them when they suffer any form of attack, said

EFCC arrests JAMB official’s accomplices over N36m swallowed by mysterious snake

EFCC arrests JAMB official?s accomplices over?N36m swallowed by mysterious snake

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has smashed a syndicate that specialises in diverting funds from the account of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.  The EFCC also grilled a JAMB official based in Makurdi, Philomina Chieshe, who claimed that a snake swallowed N36m which was part of the proceeds of the sale of scratch cards.
Detectives at the commission said Chieshe revealed that the money was collected in instalments from her by her Coordinator, Samuel Umoru. In one of the statements she volunteered to the EFCC, Chieshe who is a clerk in the Makurdi office of JAMB, was said to have revealed that the coordinator usually asked her to withdraw proceeds of the sale of the cards from her account in two banks.

Dead man wakes up at mortuary minutes before being cut open

Dead man wakes up at mortuary minutes before being cut open lailasnews 3

It would have been a sorrowful ending for a dead man who woke up just few minutes before being cut open for autopsy after he was wrongly declared death by doctors, following a motor car accident in India.

Himanshu Bharadwaj’s family has claimed a miracle after the pathologist at a hospital in Nagpur detected a pulse just as he was picking up a blade to perform an autopsy. The patient was resuscitated and rushed to a separate ward in the hospital after the error was realised.

It’s sad my parents left this world too early – Olusegun Obasanjo

Its sad my parents left this world too early – Olusegun Obasanjo Lailasnews

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, took a retrospective look at his life as he clocked 81 years on Monday, and lamented that his parents did not live long enough to reap the fruits of their labour on him. He noted that it was “sad and regrettable” that despite the sacrifices they made on him, they did not live long to also share and be part of his success story.

He spoke to a gathering of eminent Nigerians and foreigners who came to felicitate with him on his birthday celebration held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta.

UN: Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing in Myanmar continues’

Myanmar is continuing its “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims while claiming it is ready to receive them back from Bangladesh, according to a UN human rights envoy.

Andrew Gilmour, UN assistant secretary-general for human rights, made the remarks in a statement on Tuesday after speaking to newly-arrived Rohingya in Bangladesh’s refugee camps on his four-day visit to Cox’s Bazar district.

Charge any Fulani man with AK-47 to court – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday directed that any Fulani man found in possession of AK-47 rifles should be charged to court.

The President said this  in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital during a visit to  the state to commiserate with people that lost loved ones in the wake of violence that engulfed the area recently.

NNPC cuts down crude production cost to $20/barrel

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Monday announced that it had been able to reduce the cost of producing a barrel of crude oil to $20.

According to the corporation, additional measures have been put in place to further reduce the cost to $15 per barrel.

Suicide Bomber Kills 3 Civilian JTF Operatives, Injures 17 In Borno

No fewer than 3 members of the Civilian Joint Taskforce ( CJTF) were on Tuesday comfirmed dead while 17 others sustained various degrees of injuries when a male Suicide bomber attacked Muna-datti area of Jere Local government in Borno state.

Confirming the attack in a statement to LEADERSHIP , the Borno state Police Public Relations Officer , DSP Joseph Kwaji said the dead and injured were evacuated to the Universty of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital ( UMTH) while normalcy has been restored in the area.

Man caught having sex with teenage boy in court premises

A 43-year-old man, Yusuf Adamu, from Zango, Birninkudu, the headquarters of Birninkudu Local Government of Jigawa state, has been arrested for allegedly sleeping with a 13-year-old boy.
The suspect, an official of Birninkudu Magistrates’ Court, was alleged to have committed the offence on the court premises at night.

Police arrest syndicate that specialises in forging National Identity Cards

Police arrest syndicate?that specialises in forging National Identity Cards

The Sokoto State Police Command said it has arrested a syndicate that specialises in forging the National Identity Card.  

Parading the suspects at the police command headquarters on Saturday, the Police Public Relations Officer, Cordelia Nwawe, said the suspects were arrested in connection with offences of criminal conspiracy, abetting and forgery.

Whatsapp extends ‘delete for everyone’ duration to over 1 hour

In November 2017, Whatsapp introduced a new feature, that allowed it’s users delete a sent message within seven minutes after the message has been sent. While the feature was a welcome development, many complete that the time duration was too short.

NIA funds: EFCC quizzes Kingibe

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have spent the course of two days grilling a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babagana Kingibe.
The former diplomat was quizzed on Wednesday and Thursday last week by a special team of the anti-graft body, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.

Yahoo Boys wipe out Nigerian Woman’s Life Savings with a bank

A Nigerian guy has taken to Twitter to lament over a fraud act carried out by some fraudsters who targeted and wiped out his mom’s life savings with a bank.
According to what he shared, he said his mom bank account had all her life savings in it, and the fraudsters cleared it within a blink of an eyes, and has since left her in tears.

2019: Anti-corruption CSOs back Buhari, Kyari

A coalition of 122 anti-corruption Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) under the Global Centre for Conscious Living against Corruption (GCCLAC) has urged Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari and his Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari.

The Director General of the centre, Dr Nwambu Gabriel, told newsmen yesterday in Abuja condemned what he called “Sponsored demonstration against Abba Kyari, who were asking for his immediate sack or resignation.

President Buhari calls for peace in Taraba

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Jalingo, Taraba State, said the federal government will continue to strengthen relations with traditional institutions in the country in order to find lasting solutions to the herdsmen and farmers crises.

President Buhari, accompanied by Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State, had an interactive forum with traditional rulers, community leaders, representatives of farmers and herdsmen, security chiefs and some top government officials in the state.

Security operatives invade residence of ex-NIA boss, Dauda

Armed security operatives yesterday invaded the official residence of the immediate past acting Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Dauda Mohammed.
The armed operatives were still at the official residence located in Maitama District of Abuja last night when Daily Trust reporter visited.

Man bags life in prison for murder of a woman who turned down $8 offer for sex

Man bags life in prison for murder of a woman who turned down $8 offer for sex

A jury has convicted a Georgia man who killed a woman after she rejected his offer of paying $8 for sex. Felix Shirley was sentenced to life in prison plus five years on Friday for the killing of 26-year-old Misha Moore in January 2017, the Fulton County District Attorney's Office said.

Rapper Rick Ross is back home, four days after hospitalization

Rapper Rick Ross is back home, four days after hospitalization

MMG CEO and rapper, Rick Ross has reportedly been discharged from the hospital, four days after he was hospitalized for pneumonia.
The 42-year-old rapper was placed on life support at the hospital following the state of health.