Monday, 9 April 2018

Over 300 Youths Denounce Cultism In Bayelsa State As Government Goes Hard

Over 300 Bayelsa youths are reported to have denounced their involvement in cult activities today, 9th April 2018, as leaders of the various youths groups in the state converged for a final solution to the recent rise in crimes and criminalities.
The event which took place at the state volunteer office chaired by Hon. Prince Douye Koroye, witnessed the turn out of a large mammoth crowd.

Nigeria Stocks Drop To 3-Month Low After Buhari's Declaration For 2019

Nigerian stocks dropped to a three-month low after President Muhammadu Buhari said he would seek re-election in 2019, ending months of speculation about his future, Reuters reports.

Bandits in police uniform kill DPO in Abia

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A group of unknown gunmen on Sunday shot and killed the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Rumuolumeni Police Division, Rivers State, Mr. Kingsley Chukwueggu.

Chukwueggu was said to have been killed by the hoodlums, who were in police uniform and mounted a roadblock around Asa in Obiehie, Abia State.

President Buhari has not approved $1 billion equipment for military – Presidency

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The Presidency on Monday said there was no truth in reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the purchase of equipment worth $1bn for the military.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, stated this while speaking with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Apple co-founder protests Facebook data mining, closes account

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is shutting down his Facebook account as the social media giant struggles to cope with the worst privacy crisis in its history.

In an email to USA Today, Wozniak says Facebook makes a lot of advertising money from personal details provided by users. He says the “profits are all based on the user’s info, but the users get none of the profits back.”

Shock As Popular TV Journalist Gets Shot Inside His Residence

A journalist was shot and wounded critically inside his residence near the Indian capital city, New Delhi, police said Monday, NAN reports.

The TV journalist Anuj Chaudhary working with a Hindi news channel was shot Sunday evening in Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) on the outskirts of New Delhi.

'Frustrated' Conte Lambasts Chelsea Players Over 1-1 Draw Against West Ham

A frustrated Antonio Conte claimed that West Ham's fightback to earn a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge summed up Chelsea's disappointing campaign, after Javier Hernandez's late equaliser further dented the defending Premier League champions' top-four hopes.

Chelsea took a deserved lead through Cesar Azpilicueta on 36 minutes and mustered 23 efforts on the West Ham goal, but a combination of poor finishing and inspired goalkeeping from Joe Hart ensured the game was still close when Hernandez replaced Gelson Fernandes with 20 minutes remaining.

PSG Forward, Neymar To Make Big 'Announcement' About Messi

Something big between Neymar and former Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi is apparently about to happen.

That is according to Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar, who left Camp Nou last August for a record €222 million deal with the Ligue 1 giants.

Beautiful Wife Of The King Of Swaziland Kills Herself By Overdosing On Drugs (Photos)

It has been reported that Senteni Masango, the eight wife of Africa’s last absolute monarch, Swaziland’s King Mswati III, has died after committing suicide.

According to Citizen, she was found dead in the early hours of Friday morning, April 6, barely a week after the burial of her sister Nombuso Masango.

Catholic Priest Shot Dead As Citizens Battle To Remove President Who Has Ruled For 17 Years

A Catholic priest has been found dead in the Congo days after another priest was abducted.
Father Etienne Sengiyumvam 28, was found ‘shot in the head’ hours after he had celebrated a wedding with his parishioners, the head of his diocese said.
‘Father Etienne Sengiyumva was killed Sunday by the Mai Mai Nyatura [militia] in Kyahemba where he had just celebrated a mass including a baptism and a wedding,’ Father Gonzague Nzabanita, head of the Goma diocese where the incident occurred, said according to AFP.

Stunning Photos Of The Tallest Building In The World

Burj Khalifa tower is the tallest building in the world, according to Guiness Book of Records. The building is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is 828 m (2,716 ft 6 in) tall. The Burj is more than twice the height of the Empire State Building, and almost three times the size of the Eiffel Tower.
In the course of confirming the Burj as the World’s tallest building, Guinness World Records also ratified a number of other lofty achievements for the ground-breaking structure.

No Peace Until FG Delists IPOB As Terrorist Group - Prof. Ben Nwabueze

While speaking yesterday when members of IPOB, led by the African Representative, Gorge Onyibe, visited him at his country home, Atani, in Anambra State, former National Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof  Ben Nwabueze, said he will no longer participate  in any peace talk unless the Federal Government delists the IPOB as a terrorist group as well as de-proscribe it.

According to Daily Sun, the elder statesman wondered why the federal government tagged IPOB a terrorist group and proscribed its activities for just agitating for Biafra restoration, while groups like Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen, “who have been slaughtering people”, are moving around freely.

School Bus Carrying 40 Students Falls Off The Road Into A Gorge, 20 Feared Dead

It has been reported that around 20 school children were feared dead in India’s northern state of Himachal Pradesh on Monday evening, when the school bus they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge, a senior state government official confirmed to Xinhua.

According to NAN, the officials said the mishap took place in the state’s Kangra district in Nurpur city.

Rudiger Slams Chelsea Team-mates Over 1-1 Score With West Ham

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger has hit out at his team mates for failing to win yesterday’s Premier League game against West Ham.

Javier Hernandez’s strike cancelled out Cesar Azpilicueta’s goal ending the game in a 1-1 draw.

Man Arrested With Fake $400,000 By EFCC (Photos)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Saturday, April 7, 2018 arrested a suspected fraudster, one Samson Otuedon, at Masaka, Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State for currency counterfeiting. Masaka is few kilometers away from the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Luck ran out on Otuedon, who specialized in counterfeiting foreign currencies, following an intelligence report on Friday, April 6, 2018 on the activities of a syndicate of fraudsters duping unsuspecting victims in Masaka area of the State.

Nigerians raise suspicion over President Buhari’s health after latest trip to London

Nigerians are suspicious of President Muhammadu Buhari’s latest trip to the United Kingdom, with many fearing that his health issues may have arisen again.

Buhari is scheduled to fly out of Nigeria on Monday, for an official visit to the UK, where he is expected to hold discussions on Nigeria–British relations with Prime Minister Theresa May, prior to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings (CHOGM) scheduled for April 18-20, 2018.

#BBNaija2018: Miracle is boring, two faced – Juliet Ibrahim

Popular Ghanaian actress and film producer, Juliet Ibrahim, who is also a  follower of the Big brother Naija and a supporter of Cee C, has declared a housemate, Miracle, a “boring, two-faced” person.

Juliet Ibrahim took to her twitter handle, @julietibrahim, to air her opinion about how displeased she was with Miracle’s continued stay in the house.

Oyegun, others must resign if they want to contest again — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he is not sure that current officers of the All Progressives Congress can meet the conditions for their re-election

While he noted that the current executives of the party at all levels are free to re-contest their positions, he said he was not sure of the “practicality of present serving officers’ ability” to meet the conditions prescribed for their reelection.

Salah named PFA Player of the Month for March

Mo Salah has stepped up his bid to be named PFA player of the year after winning the award for March's top star.

The Liverpool winger scored six times last month as he continued a fantastic run of form and takes the PFA player of the month gong for the fourth time.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to publish book on fighting corruption

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to publish book on fighting corruption

Former Minister of Finance under Goodluck Jonathan's administration, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has announced she will be publishing a book, ''Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines''. She made the announcement on her Facebook page.

Lagos man brutalizes his Wife after drinking alcohol

The pope made his appeal in a major document known as an Apostolic Exhortation called “Gaudete et Exsultate” (Rejoice and be Glad), a 100-page booklet on how people can be holy in a modern world filled with secular distractions and materialism.

In it, he urged people to try to be “the saint next door” by doing good and living the Gospel as best they could, keeping charity and mercy, rather than rigid rules, at the center of their lives.

Sani Abacha’s wife present as her youngest son graduates from University

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The youngest son of the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, Mustapha, has graduated from the Maryam Abacha American University (MAAUN), Maradi in Niger Republic. He graduated alongside 480 other students from various colleges in the University.

The Wife of the late Head of State, and Chairperson of MAAUN’s Board of Trustees, Hajiya Maryam Abacha who was present at her son’s convocation urged the graduands to be good ambassadors of the institution. She wished them brighter future.

RMD and Ego Boyo return to the screen 23 years after Checkmate

It’s a great news for fans of 90’s hit screen series, ‘Violated’ and ‘Checkmate’ as two of their favorite stars in the shows, Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD) and Ego Boyo, are back together again for a new series which will premiere next month.

RMD and Ego Boyo will be featuring together for the first time since 23 years ago, on a show titled ‘The Mr X Family’. RMD debuts as the producer of the show in which he will also be playing couple with Ego.

Breaking News: Buhari declares intention to run for second term (pictures)

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared the intention to run for the second term after months of speculation.

The President said this on Monday at a meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership.

Man Dies After Withdrawing Money From Bank

There was confusion in the Ojota area of Lagos State after a middle-aged man, identified only as Muyibi, collapsed and died in a commercial cab.

Punch Metro learnt that the victim boarded the cab after withdrawing money from a United Bank for Africa branch in the Ogudu area.

University of Ibadan shuts down medical school

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Following the recent protest buy the medical students of the University of Ibadan on the increment of their school and hostel fess, the management of the school has shut down medical school on Sunday and gave the directives to all students to vacate the hostels by noon on the same day.

The directive is contained in a release signed by the institution’s Registrar, Olujinmi Olukoya, and made available to journalists in Ibadan.

Presidency reveals why President Buhari is traveling to London

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The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu has released a press statement to explain why President Buhari is traveling to London.

In the statement, Garba Shehu stated that the President is due to meet with the British Prime Minister, Therese May, to discuss issues relating to both countries.

Jeremy Meeks' Dad Who Just Returned From Jail Wants To Meet Chloe's Family

Jeremy Meeks' murdering rapist dad is reportedly looking forward to meeting Chloe Green and her billionaire father.

Ray Meeks, 67, said he hopes to meet Topshop boss Sir Philip Green and his wife, Tina, soon.

Criminal Informant Arrested By Soldiers In Taraba State


Troops of 93 Battalion Takum while conducting EXERCISE AYEM AKPATUMA on Sunday 8 April 2018, following a tip off arrested a criminal informant trying to identify person to be eliminate in a vehicle along road Takum – Chanchangi in Taraba State.

The suspect was heard by a commuter talking to one Mallam Musa Ibrahim to identify the person to be eliminated for reason base known to him. The information was secretly revealed to troops, thereby trailed the vehicle and arrest the informant.

Woman Breaks Her Back After Husband Dropped Her During ‘Wife-Carrying Competition’

A man dropped his partner on her head during a “Wife Carrying Competition” in the UK. The man slipped while running through a muddy, downhill part of the course in Dorking, Surrey. The woman was seen writhing in agony after being dropped with quite some force.
Incredibly concerned looking spectators gasp almost in unison as the man checked to see if his wife is okay.

President Buhari leaves for UK today, a week before Commonwealth meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday travel to United Kingdom.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement on Sunday described the President’s trip as an official visit.

Shehu said the President would be meeting with some persons, including the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings.

EFCC, ICPC probe CEOs of govt agencies over procurement

Some chief executive officers of government agencies are currently being probed for infractions of the Public Procurement Act, 2007, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, has said.

Mustapha said this at the 2018 procurement retreat for chief executive officers of Federal Government agencies in Abuja on Saturday.

Oyegun: APC NEC set for stormy meeting today

The National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress will today (Monday) at its meeting take a final decision on the tenure of the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee.

Ahead of the meeting, which from all indications will be stormy, governors and state chairmen of the party arrived in Abuja on Sunday.

Obasanjo’s govt most corrupt in Nigeria’s history — Kalu

Former Governor of Abia State, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, yesterday, said former President Olusegun Obasanjo lacked the moral standing to describe any government as being corrupt, saying his government is most corrupt in the history of the nation.

Kalu, who was reacting to a statement credited to Obasanjo asking President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek a  second term in office, said the former president was incompetent to stop President Buhari from seeking re-election.

Facebook alerts users affected by Cambridge Analytica scandal

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Facebook would start informing its users on Monday if their information “may have been’’ improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica.

Cambridge Analytica is a consultancy suspected of improperly using the data of as many as 87 million people.

Looters list: I’ve been vindicated - Oshiomhole

Immediate past governor of Edo State, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, weekend said he had been vindicated with the recent release of alleged looters list by the Federal Government, noting “When I earlier disclosed how the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Federal Government looted the entire treasury, they said I was lying.”

FG vows to arrest those behind Offa killings

The Federal Government, yesterday, vowed that those behind last Thursday’s armed robbery and killings in Offa, Kwara State, would be arrested and brought to justice to serve as deterrent to others.

Recall that seven police officers and scores of residents were killed while the over two hours robbery on five commercial banks and one microfinance bank lasted.

Dasuki sues DSS, others for illegal detention

The detained former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), has filed a fresh fundamental human rights enforcement suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja demanding his unconditional release from the custody of the Department of State Services.

Dasuki, who has been detained by the DSS since December 29, 2015, also demanded N5bn as “general damages and compensation” for the alleged violation of his rights.

Brooklyn Beckham Spotted Kissing Another Girl Just After Split With Girlfriend

Brooklyn Beckham hasn't wasted much time in getting over girlfriend Chloe Moretz. Though he has yet to announce his split from the US actress, the eldest son of David and Victoria has been spotted snogging model Lexi Wood.

19-year-old Brooklyn invited his latest squeeze to accompany him as he got yet another inking on his arm at a tattoo parlour in West Hollywood.

Uganda: Opposition Trying To Stop 73-Year Old President From Contesting Again

The High Court in Uganda is hearing an opposition attempt to annul a constitutional amendment which removes presidential age limits.

MPs voted overwhelmingly last year to scrap the age limit of 75.

Nigeria’s Messiah Will Come From North – Bakare

Lagos cleric and running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari in 2011 presidential election, Pastor Tunde Bakare has said, “a messiah that will possess the capacity to deliver Nigeria from its challenges is coming from the north.”

Bakare said this while delivering a sermon in his church on Sunday.