Tuesday, 3 April 2018

President Buhari greets ex-Governor Oshiomhole at 65

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President Muhammadu Buhari had joined the All Progressives Congress family to congratulate party stalwart and former Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole on his 65th birthday.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the President felicitated with the foremost labour leader, his family, friends and colleagues on the milestone, which has been lined with awards and recognitions for courageous and selfless service to humanity, the nation and his community as a former leader of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and a governor.

Drug Abuse: Bayero University lecturer accuses Igbos of supplying codeine syrups in the North

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Dr. Bala Muhammad, a Bayero University lecturer attached to the Faculty of Communication, while presenting a paper at the Kano Youth Summit on Peace Advocacy and Development, organised by Hamisu Magaji Foundation, at Mambayya House, on Monday, accused Igbo drug merchants of allegedly supplying codeine syrups into the north.

The Bayero University Lecturer who presented a paper titled “Nexus Between Youth, Drugs, Crime and Insecurity”, wondered why drug abuse was not prevalent in the Southeastern region, but the Igbos supply cough syrup that contains codeine for the consumption of the Northern youth.

Governor Yahaya Bello Falls & Injures Himself While Trying To Spray People Money


THE Kogi governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, fell and injured his leg while attempting to alight from his car at the popular old market area of Lokoja, the state capital.

Confirming the incident, the state government, however, denied that Bello was incapacitated, saying he only had a bandage on the injured leg.

I will continue to work with people who will caution me when I go wrong – Masari


Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State, says he will continue to bring into his government people with the courage to caution him when he goes wrong.

He made the remarks while swearing-in a new Special Adviser, Malam Bashir Ruwan-godiya, and three Shariah Court Judges on Tuesday in Katsina.

APC governors keep mum after meeting with Buhari


State governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress on Tuesday kept mum after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting which was held inside the Council Chambers started about 2.15pm and ended about 3.30pm.

Heartwarming photos of Nigerian policemen helping an old woman tie her palm fruit bunches to a bike after they fell of

 Heartwarming photos of Nigerian policemen helping an old woman tie her palm fruit bunches to a bike after they fell of

Uchenna Onyeizu, a lecturer with the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, posted the photos earlier today, applauding the officers for assisting the woman.

“Today, I saw the Nigeria Policemen from a very good point of view. This old woman was trying to tie her bunch of palm fruits to her bike when they suddenly fell off. These policemen were passing and stopped to give a helping hand. I was driving behind them and without their knowledge I smartly took these pictures!!! Really, we still have some men in uniform rendering unnoticed services to humanity. God bless you guys with promotions and good things of life!!!”

Photo: PTA chairman in an all girls school in Rivers state arrested for raping a 10-year-old girl

Photo: PTA chairman in an all girls school in Rivers state arrested for raping a 10-year-old girl

According to Facebook user, Cecilia Dikibo, the elderly man pictured above was apprehended after he raped a 10 year old girl in Ahoda, a community in Rivers state. The accused is said to be the chairman of the Parents Teachers Association of the Girls School, Ahoada. 

94-year-old Nigerian sickle cell survivor speaks of her years of illness and how she survived against the odds.

94-year-old Nigerian sickle cell survivor speaks of her years of illness and how she survived against the odds.

A 93-year-old Nigerian woman who has Sickle Cell anaemia has granted an interview in which she spoke about her life, living with sickle cell, marriage, childbirth and surviving against the odds.

Alhaja Ashiata Abike Onikoyi nee Laguda will be 94 years old this October and she lives a full life though she has the dreaded SS genotype. Alhaja Laguda, as she is popularly called, said during an interview with The Nation, that she stopped having Sickle Cell attacks since she turned 40, though her genotype remains same.

Kendrick Lamar splashes $2.65million on a sprawling mansion in Calabasas (Photos)

Kendrick Lamar splashes $2.65million on a sprawling mansion in Calabasas (Photos)

Compton rapper, Kendrick Lamar, 30, has splashed $2.65million on a sprawling estate in the upscale LA suburb of Calabasas, California.
According to TMZ, the “Humble” rapper will not live in the mansion which has over 5400 square feet, boasting six bedrooms and six bathrooms, as the property is said to be an investment.

Meek Mill DENIED Bail Again


Meek Mill will remain locked up for the time being, because the judge in his case has shut down his bid to be released on bail.

Judge Genece Brinkley didn't give reasons for her decision, but it came amidst pressure to open the prison doors for the rapper who has been in prison since November for a probation violation.  Meek's team has argued Judge Brinkley is biased and bears a grudge against him.

Police in Benue arrest 30 suspects for armed robbery, cultism

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The Benue State Police Command has arrested 30 suspects in connection with armed robbery and cultism with 13 different weapons across the state.

One of the suspects is an 18-year-old Aondoana Ator.

Ator, a JSS Two student of a secondary school from Ikpayongo community, in Benue, reportedly confessed that he operated with a military uniform he procured from an old friend with the sole aim of robbing with it.

Gennaro Gattuso: Milan derby regaining significance

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AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso believes Wednesday’s ‘Derby della Madonnina’ against bitter city rivals Inter is beginning to recapture its past glory with Champions League qualification potentially at stake.

“After so many years the derby is back to being something significant, it will be a great game,” said Gattuso of the Serie A fixture that was postponed last month after Fiorentina captain Davide Astori’s death.

DMX to pay Govt over $2m in Tax Evasion Case

DMX to pay Govt over $2m in Tax Evasion Case

DMX’s tax evasion case is not favoring him at all, as he is going to pay over $2.3 million in restitution to the government.

The judge is allowing him to pay in monthly installments of 10% of his gross monthly income started 2 months after the case.

15-yr-old Girl runs away from Home after her Mother scolded her over immoral affairs

15-yr-old Girl runs away from Home after her Mother scolded her over immoral affairs

A 15-year-old girl, identified as Oluwakemi Abayomi has disappeared from home after her mother, Mariam Lebi reportedly scolded her for an alleged immoral affair.

Her mother had reportedly planned to punish her, including changing her environment, when she did not return home.

UBA’s REDTV launches Season 2 of Inspector K

UBA’s REDTV launches Season 2 of Inspector K

On March 16th 2018, the online lifestyle network powered by the United Bank for Africa, REDTV, held an exclusive screening for season 2 of the hit series, Inspector K , at Filmhouse Cinema in Lekki, Lagos.
Inspector K is a crime comedy about a wacky inspector who through unconventional ways solves crimes in the city of Lagos. He is supported by two clueless but surprisingly sometimes intelligent police officers.

Winnie Mandela: End Of An Adventurous Life


It was the end of an era in the history of struggles for political emancipation on Monday when anti-apartheid activist, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, passed on in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In the long years of nasty apartheid rule in the country, she was a thorn in the flesh of the white supremacists to the extent she was a rallying point in the battle to secure freedom for Nelson Mandela, to whom she was married for over 30 years.

I Must Have A Taste Of My Man Before Marriage - Actress Sylvia Ukaatu


Sultry Nollywood actress, Sylvia Ukaatu in an interview with Vanguard has revealed that she will know the full strength of her partner in the bedroom before marriage.

Speaking on relationship and romance, Ukaatu said: “It’s an individual opinion but there is nothing wrong in giving in to s.ex before marriage when it comes to two consensual adults who know what they want. I will give in to s.ex before marriage because I can’t shout  I need to know if my man is fit for the match. It is a serious business because it will be appalling to discover after marriage that my man cannot stay for five minutes in bed."

Facebook Data Scandal: The Malicious Role Of Social Media In Today's Politics


I was at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State for a proposal presentation last month - March when a former colleague during my Masters Degree days informed me that he was working on the 'Role of Religious Institutions in Politics'.
 
This might sound awkward and irregular but there is much sense in his work. In Nigeria and across the world, we have seen religious groups majorly the Christians, Muslims,  Buddhists and others which command large followership influencing the voting patterns of their members who align with the words of their spiritual leaders from the pulpit as it is assumed to have divine inputs. 

Nigerians Are Tired Of Buhari's Fake Integrity Image - Governor Fayose


Ekiti state Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has revealed that Nigerians no longer buy President Muhammadu Buhari's fake integrity. Fayose accused Buhari of presiding over the most corrupt government in the history of Nigeria and protecting looters of the country’s commonwealth.

In a release issued on Monday, by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose while reacting to the list released by the Federal Government of alleged looters said that corruption has become more endemic in Nigeria than it was in the last 16 years, with the country moving 12 places below its rating, an honourable government would have stopped using fight against corruption as its major achievement and releasing names of people who are still under trial as looters just to cover up its failure.

Commotion As Bus Tumbles Into Gutter At Ikeja Toll Gate (Photos)


An accident occurred today, April 3, 2018, at the Motor-ways/Toll Gate axis of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Lagos.
 
Local reports show that the accident occurred when an over-speeding bus lost control and tumbled into a drainage system. Thankfully, no life was lost.

Suspected cultists reportedly kill 26-year-old in Delta

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A seven-man armed gang suspected to be cultists have reportedly shot dead a 26-year-old man, Mr Onyeka Oyende, at Ndemili community in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State.

The attack was said to have occurred on Monday morning.

Onyeka, who is believed to be a nephew of the chairman of the local vigilance group, was killed by the gunmen led by an ex-convict.

Police to arraign Senator Melaye, four rearrested suspects May 10

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The Nigeria Police Force said it would arraign Sen. Dino Melaye and the four suspects rearrested for alleged conspiracy and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms at the Federal High Court in Lokoja, Kogi on May 10.

The suspects are: Kabiru Seidu, 31, alias Osama, Nuhu Salisu, 25, alias small, Musa Mohammed, 27, alias Iko and Emmanuel Audu, 26.

Senator Melaye: Police arrest six persons for aiding escape of principal suspects


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The police have arrested six persons for allegedly aiding the escape of six suspects from police custody in Division ‘A’ Lokoja, Kogi State, last week Wednesday.

They include John Beneche, 22, Seye Atowoju, 27, Danjuma Yunusa, 35, Egga Ochai, 50, Abbas Haruna, 30, and Gloria Audu, 28, sister to Emmanuel, one of the re-arrested prime suspects in Senator Dino Melaye’s arms case.

EFCC Invites Okonjo-Iweala Over $500m Abacha Loot


Former Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is to explain how about $250million of the $500million recovered from the family of the late Head of State, Gen.Sani Abacha, was withdrawn, The Nation has reported.
 
It was gathered that the cash was released to the Office of National Security Adviser( ONSA) without appropriation. About $36,155,000 (N13,015,800 billion) out of the $250million was also withdrawn in cash “without any purpose”on March 2nd, 9th, 16th and 18th of 2015.

Social Media Is A Very Big Problem For This Country - Garba Shehu


President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has expressed his displeasure with the negative influence that social media has on governance in the country.

While speaking during an interview on Sunday, April 1, 2018, the president’s spokesperson lamented that Nigerians fail to give President Buhari enough commendation for his good job because social media tends to view everything negatively.

17-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide In Jigawa By Drinking Poison


The Police in Jigawa says a 17-year-old girl has committed suicide by drinking insecticide.

Jigawa Police Command spokesman, SP Abdu Jinjiri, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Monday that the incident happened in Birnin Kudu Local Government Area of the state.

German prosecutor requests Catalonia’s Carles Puigdemont extradition to Spain

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German prosecutors on Tuesday asked a court to order the extradition of Catalonia’s ousted president Carles Puigdemont on a rebellion charge following his arrest in Germany last month.

The request comes after protests by independence supporters at the weekend in Berlin and Catalonia calling for Puigdemont’s immediate release.

Pilot dies in Myanmar military plane crash

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A Myanmar pilot died on Tuesday after a “technical failure” caused his military jet fighter to plummet into a paddy field in the centre of the country, the army said.

A live video on Facebook showed flames billowing up from the crash site near Kyunkone village about an hour away from the capital Naypyidaw.

Wife allegedly pours hot water mixed with pepper on husband

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A house wife, Janet Mohammed, of Mandela area of Minna in Niger State on Monday poured hot water mixed with pepper on her husband, Alaska Mohammed, after a brawl.

Mr Mohammed told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday on his hospital bed at Minna General Hospital that the quarrel was over their 11 months old son’s health.

Massimiliano Allegri: I’m finished coaching in Italy

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Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed he will move to another country to look for his next job after he leaves Juventus.

The Italian coach is aiming to win a fourth consecutive Serie A title with the Bianconeri, adding to the Scudetto he won in a prior stint at AC Milan.

Sierra Leonean artist Janka Nabay passes on in Kambia


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Popular Sierra Leonean traditional artist Ahmed Janka Nabay has died in his home in northern Sierra Leonean district of Kambia, according to his band colleague Pa Fullah.

Janka moved to the US in 2003 and returned home last year.

Nabay, known as the King of Bubu Music, played the traditional music of the Temne people of Sierra Leone, who dominate the northern part of the country.

Ex-Minister Maku: Why I dumped PDP for APGA

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Former information minister in the Goodluck Jonathan administration, Mr. Labaran Maku, said he left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) because of impunity and imposition of candidates.

Maku said he was denied the party’s governorship ticket in 2007 and 2015 due to injustice and impunity that was the order of the day in PDP, and urged the people of Nasarawa State to vote him as their next governor in 2019 under the platform of APGA.

Boat carrying dozens of Rohingya arrives in Malaysia

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A boat carrying dozens of Rohingya from Myanmar arrived in Malaysia Tuesday and the refugees will be allowed to enter the country, but an expert played down fears of a new exodus.

It has been rare for Rohingya migrants to attempt the sea routes south since Thai authorities clamped down on regional trafficking networks in 2015, sparking a crisis across Southeast Asia as large numbers were abandoned at sea.

Police arrest five suspected cultists in Ilorin

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The Kwara Police Command on Saturday confirmed the arrest of five persons in connection with violence that erupted among suspected Cult members at Agaka area of Ilorin, the Kwara capital.

Mr Samuel Okasanmi the spokesperson of the state Police command disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin.

India withdraws move to crackdown on journalists publishing ‘fake news’

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered the withdrawal of a move to crackdown on journalists responsible for distributing fake news, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

“The prime minister has directed that the press statement regarding fake news be withdrawn and the matter be
addressed in the Press Council of India,” a senior official in Modi’s told Reuters.

IS claims responsibility for attack on Pakistan Christian family

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The Islamic State group, on Tuesday, claimed responsibility for murdering four Christian family members in southwestern Pakistan a day after Easter celebrations.

The militant group issued a statement saying ISIS fighters on Monday opened fire on the group of Christians traveling in the city of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, killing four, Reuters reported.

Man nabbed for killing brother, wife in Ogun

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The Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested one Okwudili Okoro for allegedly hacking to death his elder brother, Azuibike Okoro and his wife, Jacinta.

The suspect was said to have been arrested after one Joseph Nwagu reported at the Sango Police Division of the command that the couple had been killed by the suspect and one Kenneth, who came from Sapon in Abeokuta to join in committing the crime.

Ex-Governor Aliyu: I never looted the treasury


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Former Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu, has said that he did not loot the state treasury during his eight year tenure in the state and threatened to challenge the allegation in court.

Aliyu made the denial in a statement he signed in Minna on Monday while reacting to the recent release of list of treasury looters in the country by the Federal Government.

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa to meet Xi in first China state visit

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Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa was due to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday as he seeks economic support from a major partner that previously backed his ousted predecessor Robert Mugabe.

Mnangagwa, who received military training in China when he was a young liberation fighter decades ago, will be greeted by Xi at the colossal Great Hall of the People for his first state visit to Beijing since taking power.

2019: Senator Saraki denies running for president


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Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Monday denied reports that he will contest the 2019 presidential election.

Mr. Saraki, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, said report making the rounds that he will run for the presidency is false

Photo: First Lady of Lagos, Bolanle Ambode kneels down to greet President Buhari

Boko Haram Rains Havoc In Maiduguri, Kills Soldier, 19 Others


The military yesterday said no fewer than 20 persons, including a soldier, were killed on Sunday night in a battle to ward off a large number of suicide bombers trying to invade Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. About 84 others were injured.

Soldiers on the outskirts of Maiduguri also gunned down six armed Boko Haram gunmen and seven suicide bombers during the attack.

Women Endorse Ambode For Second Term


A group, Lagos Women for Akinwumi Ambode (LAWAA) has endorsed Governor Akinwumi Ambode for a second term.

Speaking at a rally held in Police College, Ikeja,  Lagos State Deputy Governor Dr Idiat Adebule assured the women that they would continue to get the best from Ambode’s administration.

Couple Excited As Deputy Senate President And Others Graced Their Wedding In Enugu


For the newly wedded Patrick Nwokolo Junior and Somadina Onwuneme, their joy knew no bounds as the Deputy Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and Senator Victor Umeh graced their Wedding Celebration to rejoice with them.

Streets Of London Now More Deadly Than New York, As KILLINGS Continue


A teenage girl has become the latest victim to be murdered on London's streets amid a deadly crime spree which has gripped the capital.

The girl, 17, was found by police with a gunshot wound at 9.35pm in Tottenham, and died in the street at 10.43pm.

Amnesty For Boko Haram; Buhari’s Government Has Finished Nigeria – Ann Kio-Briggs


Environmental Rights Activist and Convener of Niger-Delta Self-Determination Movement, NDSDM, Ann Kio-Briggs, has warned the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government against granting amnesty to Boko Haram members with resources from the Niger Delta.

Opposing the plan, Kio-Briggs said amnesty for Boko Haram would amount to the government admitting that Nigerian government had failed and was incapable of saving Nigerians from terrorists and foreign invaders.

Father ‘Arrested’ After Flogging His Son With Broom And Leaving Him With Body Marks


A father has been queried by the authorities after flogging his son with a broom and leaving him with marks all over his body. Rotiba, a single father of two, from Oke-Ijebu, Akure, Ondo State Nigeria, in what he believed to be moderate correctional measure to prevent one of his children from stealing, terribly whipped him with a bunch of broom.

Teenage Girl In Hijab Arrested And Paraded For Stealing In Oyo State


A young girl was apprehended for allegedly stealing in Kisi town, Oyo state. According to Oluwatoyin Aliu, the Christian girl identified as Grace was arrested for stealing people’s properties and upon interrogation it was revealed she pretended to be a Muslim by covering her head with a hijab probably in order to gain access to her victims.

The girl is currently is police custody helping with investigation.

Meek Mill Judge denies request to reconsider prison sentence

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The controversial judge presiding over the case of rapper Meek Mill has denied the requests of his legal team that she both reconsider his prison sentence and step down from the case over personal biases.

Judge Genece E. Brinkley issued a decision Monday in Philadelphia declaring that she would not recuse herself from the case and that the “All Eyes on You” rapper’s sentence of two to four years behind bars was “absolutely necessary” after he violated parole.

Lagos council chairman and brother brutally attacked at street carnival


Abdul Hamed Salawu aka Dullar the Chairman of Somolu Local Government, Lagos is lying critically ill in hospital after being assaulted at a street carnival on Easter Sunday. His brother, Sulayman, and personal assistant, Seun were also wounded in the attack.

Notorious robber who poses as drink seller to rob in Lagos traffic nabbed

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According to several reports, the operatives of the Lagos State Task Force nabbed a notorious traffic robber who pretended to be selling ‘Soft Drinks and pure water’ to motorists at Oshodi bridge. SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force disclosed that the traffic robber was apprehended by officers of the Agency who were positioned at Oshodi bridge to check criminal activities of these traffic robbers.