Monday, August 26, 2019

I Bought A Car For A Lady Without Knowing The Colour Of Her Pants - Mr Ibu



Mr Ibu

Many may not consider popular actor, John Okafor, aka Mr Ibu, to be a romantic man, but he has said he is not a novice in that area.

In a chat with Sunday Scoop, the Police Recruit actor explained what romance means to him.

He said, “When you talk about romance, the average man thinks of making love to a woman but it is not so. If you are romantic, it constitutes everything that transpires between you and a woman, whether she is your girlfriend or not. I believe that when you are romantic, it means you are caring to an extent that a woman would be willing to stay and play with you even without making love to you, and that is nice. If you are the type of person that has money and you go out to buy something for a lady you stay around, I believe that can be considered romantic. Or if you are invited to a party and you go with a lady, even if you are not married, that can also be considered romantic. Also, if you feel like having sexual intercourse and it’s the same woman that comes to your mind, she may be willing to have it with you. But not that you force her and you think you are being romantic.”

On the most romantic gesture he had ever expressed to a woman, Okafor said, “There was something I did (some time ago) that made people suspect me. I bought a vehicle for a lady and people thought we were intimate. However, there was nothing like that. The girl was actually instrumental to a big deal I was working on which seemed impossible until I got her involved. I don’t even think the car was enough for her, compared to what she did for me.”

Mr Ibu also maintained that his wife had no reservations about his car gift to the said lady. “Of course, I was married with children at that time, and I did not even know the colour of her pant. Usually, I tell my wife whatever I want to do and she understands,” he said.

On what he’s working on at the moment, the actor said he was just recovering from the effects of the poison he was forced to ingest some months ago.

“For the moment, I am not working on anything because I’m still recovering from the poison I was given during the last Christmas in Nnewi, Anambra State. The people who gave me the poison held me down on the floor as if they were handling a cow and forcefully put it in my mouth. I think they were sent by someone.” he said.

Meanwhile, Ibu said he had forgiven those behind the dastardly act. He added, “The perpetrators did not wear masks, so I saw their faces.
One of the boys involved in the act tried to run away but I told him not to. I have forgiven them because God has cured me. I decided not to make a case out of it because of the number of people that came to apologise to me, and gave me money for treatment.”

Ghanaian Actor John Dumelo Wins Primary Election



John Dumelo (Left)

John Dumelo has cleared the first hurdle of his dream to become a member of Ghana’s legislature.

The actor, on Saturday, annexed the mandate to represent the Ayawaso West Wougon Constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in 2020 elections.

Mr Dumelo, a newcomer to politics, pulled a resounding 758 votes to beat Madam Suzzy Afua Adoboe after counting was completed.

Madam Suzzy Afua Adoboe garnered a paltry 99 votes out of the 859 votes cast of with two ballots rejected. His victory was greeted with rapturous cheers from teeming supports who had gathered at the La Bawaleshie polling station.

He's A National Disgrace - Nigerian Govt Threatens To Deal With Bobrisky



Bobrisky

The Federal Government of Nigeria has threatened to deal with male cross-dresser, Okuneye Idris Olarenwaju, otherwise known as Bobrisky.

Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, made the disclosure in an interview with Vanguard.

His words, “Bobrisky is a national disgrace. He started by selling and using bleaching creams, now, he has grown boobs, bums and hips.


‘If a Bobrisky is doing well with his immoral lifestyle, how do you convince Nigerian youths to do the right thing? Bobrisky has the right, but not within the Nigerian environment.


“There are others like him, but they live outside the country. If we don’t address Bobrisky as early as possible, he will form a team that will spread like wildfire.


“This will result in a lot of suicide cases, because the typical Nigerian parent would not want to see their child become a Bobrisky.


“It’s not an entertainment issue, it’s a war to save Nigeria for a better tomorrow. If you start this kind of war, you are bound to be attacked.


”My job is to preserve and protect the culture of this country. It would be unfair for me to be silent on this. You now find male prostitutes by the roadsides.
” A popular Nigerian recently paid an unexpected visit to his son in England only to discover that the son is a gay leader. The man was brought back to the country on a wheelchair.


”I’m talking with the strength of information and authority. I have information that over twenty-three Nigerian boys are already starting Bobrisky’s brand.


”Immediately we started the war, they pulled out because we are going to get them arrested. They cannot destroy this country.”

Dbanj Speaks On His Late Son, Going For Therapy



Dbanj

14 months after he lost his first child, Daniel Jr, Nigerian musician, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo aka D’banj has said that he’s going to be a father again in a few months' time.

The singer announced this in an interview with OAP Shopsy of Beat FM London, when he was asked about how he coped with the difficulty of losing a child.

The Koko master said he never thought about losing a child , saying it’s not a thing anyone should wish their worst enemy.

He also thanked everyone who stood by him and his family during trying time. He added that it was the grace and mercy of God that kept him and his wife till today.

He said, “First, I want to thank everyone out there who has supported us, but the truth is in everything we do we need to give thanks to God and more importantly, I believe there is god that granted me the grace and mercy over my family and my wife to be able to be here today. It’s not something you wish for your worst enemy. To lose a child is not something you think about, and I have never though about it before.

D’banj also said the death of his son broke him adding that he once went for a therapy but had to stop because ‘it was bringing out so many things.’

After praying for restoration, the former Mo’hit singer said he and his wife are expecting a baby soon.

"If I told you I thought about it unlike other things you asked me and I told you I am focused and I go in, this was one that broke me. This was just the that it just took the grace of God and a bit of therapy. I think I went for therapy once and I said this no be my style because it was bringing out so many things. I am happy that over time I have been able to channel that into my music, which is more important for me. You haven't heard any of them yet but very soon…because the most important thing that I believe and pray for is the restoration. I know that no matter how many time I tell my wife that everything is okay, God has to give us restoration. I am proud to say that in a few months time, I’m going to be a father again", he said.

In June 2018, D’banj Dbanj’s son drowned in swimming pool and barely two months after the incident, the artist dedicated a song to his wife, Lineo Didi Kilgrow.

Court Orders Man's Manhood To Be Cut Off For Assaulting 9 Children


File photo

An Indonesian man named Muh Aris bin Syukur from the city of Mojokerto in East Java was sentenced with chemical castration for the rape of nine children in a landmark ruling for the country.

In 2016, President Joko Widodo signed a Perppu (Presidential Regulation In Lieu of Law) introducing the death penalty and chemical castration for convicted child molesters, which was ratified into law that same year by the House of Parliament (DPR).

Three years on, Aris has become the first convicted child molester to be given the sentence in court.

Aris was found guilty of raping nine girls from 2015-2018 in Mojokerto. He was arrested in October 2018 after he was caught by a CCTV camera molesting his latest victim.

As reported by CNN Indonesia, documents from Aris’ court case showed that, on July 18, the Mojokerto High Court upheld a 12-year prison sentence and IDR100 million (US$7,012) fine given to Aris by the Mojokerto District Court in May.

While that sentence is more lenient than the 17 years demanded by prosecutors, the District Court judges handed Aris an additional punishment for his crimes.

“We hereby give the additional sentence in the form of chemical castration to the convicted,” the court ruling reads

The case prosecutors did not demand that Aris be chemically castrated in their indictment.

Given that the punishment has no precedent in Indonesia, the Mojokerto Prosecutors Office say they have no means yet to chemically castrate Aris so no date for the execution of the sentence has yet been announced.

Chemical castration as a punishment was ratified into law in Indonesia after the shockingly brutal gang rape and murder of a teenage girl in Bengkulu in 2016.

Activists say that the threat of severe punishment has not been as successful a deterrent as the government hoped, as sexual assault against children continue to be a serious problem in Indonesia.

A lack of means has been one of the main barriers preventing the punishment from being rendered to convicted child molesters thus far.

Soon after the punishment was introduced, the government controversially sought the help of The Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI) to chemically castrate convicted child molesters, but the country’s medical professionals refused on the grounds that the procedure violates medical ethics.

NYSC Releases Names Of Corpers With Fake Certificate, Hands Them Over To Police


NYSC members (File photo)

In actualisation of its determination to weed out unqualified graduates from its mobilisation process and ensure more credibility, the National Youth Service Corps has uncovered six persons who attempted to register with fake certificates during registration in its Orientation Camps.

Three of the culprits who were apprehended in Taraba State Orientation Camp claimed to have graduated from Istop University, Cotonou in Benin Republic.

They are; Nasiru Yau from Mass Communication department, Sheu Muktar – Computer Science and Iliyasu Usman from Sociology department.

It was discovered that none of them can neither write nor say anything logical about their certificates or courses of study.

In a similar vein, NYSC Verification Officers also detected two persons in Katsina State Orientation Camp during registration.

They are; Offor Blessing Chinelo KT/19B/3696 Call-Up-No, NYSC/ISU/2019/280122, with BSc result in Insurance and Actuarial Science, Mezenwa Ngozi Chidinma KT/19B/3836 with Call-Up-No NYSC/ISU/2019/259331 with a degree result in Education/English Language while the six suspected victim from the same camp is still under thorough screening.

However, the duo claimed to have graduated from Imo State University.

Meanwhile, they have been handed over to the police for further investigation.

In Kebbi State Orientation Camp, Dakingari, four persons were discovered to have come to camp with fake documents.

They are; Nwachukwu Chimaobi Curtis KB/19B/3046, Ononuju Amarachi Nwamaka KB/19B/3147, Francis Joseph Arinze KB/19B/3135 and Chigozie Evidence Chijioke KB/19B/ 3231.

NYSC Management had earlier issued stern warning that unqualified graduates would not be allowed to participate in National Service adding that anyone caught fake documents in its Orientation Camps would be handed over to the law enforcement agents for prosecution.

The Director-General while addressing Corps Members at Sokoto State Orientation Camp in Wamakko today urged them to abide by the Oath of Allegiance to the country which they swore to.

He counseled them to embrace Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development of the NYSC Scheme to empower themselves.

‘Identity your talents and harness it. Use social media positively, be decent and respect your dignity as graduates. Don’t get involved in fraud, prostitution and any form of cybercrime’.


‘Don’t endanger your safety. Your movement outside the state must be approved by the State Coordinator and do not go outside your place of abode to worship’.


‘Your parents are looking up to you to take care of them in their old age and we don’t want to lose any of you. Please let your colleagues know your movement’, the Director-General appealed.

The NYSC boss upon arrival in camp had earlier inspected Corps Members hostels, camp clinic, kitchen and other facilities.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Alaafin Of Oyo's Wife Spotted In NYSC Uniform As She Serves Her Country (Photo)



Ajoke Adeyemi


 

Olori Ajoke Adeyemi, who is one of the wives of the Alaafin of Oyo, is currently doing her compulsory one year National Youth Service after successfully graduating from a tertiary institution.

 

The queen shared a photo of herself fully clad in her NYSC uniform with the caption: 

"Nigeria we serve

 

"Alihamdulilahi for the journey so far.. #corperunusual." she wrote.

 

Her followers congratulated her with one referring to her as "kopa olori." 

Two Friends Who Killed A Bike Man, Sold His Bike For N120k Fall Out While Sharing The Loot in Ogun


The Ogun State Police Command has arrested two suspects over the death of a commercial cyclist and theft of his motorcycle. 

Spokesperson of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confimed the arrest said the suspects, Lekan Odusote and Monday Molipa, lured the bike man to Ikangba area, Obalende in Ijebu-Ode, where they killed him and took his corpse to an uncompleted building, dug a shallow grave and buried him there. .

They subsequently took his motorcycle to Ijebu-Igbo where they sold it at the rate of N120,000. However, their inability to agree on a sharing formula for the money led to a serious altercation between the suspects and involvement of the Police.

Upon the information, the DPO Obalende division, CSP Sunday Omonijo swiftly dispatched his detectives to effect the arrest of the two suspects. 

On interrogation, they confessed to luring an Okada man to an isolated area where they killed him and took possession of the motorcycle which they sold, and that the sharing formular of the proceed from the sale of the motorcycle resulted in serious disagreement between them.

The suspects took policemen to the uncompleted building where the victim was buried, and the corpse has been recovered and taken to mortuary for post mortem examination. .

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bashir Makama has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.

You Wont Believe The New Tattoo Anthony Joshua Just Got Ahead Of Andy Ruiz Rematch




Anthony Joshua has just gotten a new tattoo on his index finger ahead of his Saudi Arabia rematch with Andy Ruiz! The Champion get the tattoo of a Lion on his middle finger which intend to show that he has the heart of a lion and is basically fearless! 


See photos of the tattoo below:












OH NO! Fast-Rising Nigerian Rapper, Cameey, Dies of Cancer


The death was announced via his Instagram page around 5:00pm on Thursday 22nd of August, 2019 and his fans have been thrown into a state of mourning.

The talented musician earlier announced he needed a whopping sum of N35 million to seek medical services after being diagnosed of cancer of the liver.

Rumours have it that he had battled with the deadly Hepatitis B which degenerated into cancer of the liver.
 
The general public has been urged to stop all donations.

Actress Bukola Adeeyo Furiously Abandon Movie Set After Her Jewelry Was Stolen

Nollywood actress Bukola Adeeyo, yesterday, abandoned a movie set after her gold chain was stolen.

According to an insider, the chain valued at about N600k, was stolen at a movie location in Lagos. .

Destabilized by the incident, the actress was said to have angrily stormed out without finishing the job at hand. She later took to her WhatsApp story to demand that her chain be returned.

Presidential Tribunal: Buhari Wins In Court



President Muhammadu Buhari


 

The Presidential Election on Thursday dismissed the petition filed by the Hope Democratic Party (HDP) challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 election.

 

NAN reports that the HDP prayed the tribunal to set aside the presidential election of Feb. 23 on the grounds that INEC did not follow conditions in the Electoral Act before postponing the poll earlier scheduled for February 16.

 

Adopting the HDP’s final address, its lead counsel Mr Chukwunoyerem Njoku, informed the Tribunal that because INEC did not follow the conditions before postponing the election unconstitutionally, a referendum was conducted in line with the law and the presidential candidate of the HDP, Mr. Ambrose Oworu, emerged winner of the referendum with over 50 million votes.

 

He submitted that Nigerian citizens participated in Feb. 16 referendum as required by law and urged the tribunal to nullify the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari by INEC as president and in his place, restore Owuru as the authentic winner.

 

However, Buhari, represented by Mr. Wole Olanipekun SAN, urged the Tribunal to dismiss the petition on the grounds that it is frivolous, baseless and lacking in merit.

 

Olanipekun told the Tribunal that the petitioners did not in any way adduce evidence on how the referendum was conducted and who conducted it in line with the provisions of the law.

 

He also said he had studied carefully the final address of the HDP and its presidential candidate and there was nowhere they made any case against President Buhari.

 

Also adopting its final address, INEC through its lead counsel, Mr. Yinus Usman, urged the Tribunal to dismiss the petition with substantial cost to serve as a deterrent to those who may wish to file frivolous and baseless petitions in the 2023 elections.

 

Usman argued that the petition lacked merit because the electoral body conducted an election and not a referendum and that the claims of the two petitioners were strange to the electoral umpire.

 

The All Progressive Congress (APC) represented by Mr. Akin Olujimi, in its final address, demanded the dismissal of the petition for lacking in merit.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

BBNaija: Cindy Reveals Why Other Housemates Dislike Frodd .


 


Cindy

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemate, Cindy has disclosed why she wants fellow housemate, Frodd, saved from this Sunday’s live eviction.

 

It was reported that seven BBNaija housemates including: Mike, Seyi, Mercy, Diane, Frodd, Jackie and Gedoni, have been selected for possible eviction this week.

 

The housemates were nominated after the ‘Cruisetopia team’ were defeated during the arena game challenge.

 

Elozonam, who won the veto power on Sunday, saved Venita and replaced her with Frodd from her team, ‘Cruisetopia’.

 

But Cindy, while speaking with Big Brother during her diary session on Tuesday night said she would want Frodd to be saved from the Sunday night eviction because she likes him and find him interesting.

 

“I’ve gotten to know Frodd a little bit, he’s not troublesome but defensive which is being misunderstood by housemates.

“I feel housemates do not like Frodd because they try to counter what he believes

“He’s very talented, viewers still need to get to know him. Please, Nigerians vote for Frodd,”Cindy added.

Buhari Makes Three More Appointments


President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday approved the reappointment of Dr Hajo Sani OON, as the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration.

He also approved the appointment of Malam Hadi Uba as Special Assistant to the President on Administration.

The President gave the go-ahead to the appointment of Dr Kamal Abdurrahman Muhammad as Special Assistant to the President on Health and Personal Physician, all in the Office of the First Lady.

This was contained in a statement made available to DAILY POST by Suleiman Haruna, Director of Information to First Lady of Nigeria.

President Buhari had earlier on Wednesday swore-in 43 Ministers who are expected to work with him within the next four years of his second and last term administration.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Coutinho Opens Up On What Happened At Barcelona After Joining Bayern Munich



Philippe Coutinho


 


Philippe Coutinho accepts his time at Barcelona "didn't work out" the way he had hoped after he completed a loan move to Bayern Munich on Monday.

 

Coutinho joined Barca from Liverpool in January 2018 in a deal potentially worth a reported €160 million (£147m/$178m) and things began promisingly, as he scored eight goals in his first 18 La Liga games.

 

However, he struggled for consistency and failed to hold down a spot in the starting XI last season, playing only 22 matches from the beginning.

 

Coutinho became a scapegoat for fans and came in for increased criticism – as did coach Ernesto Valverde and team-mate Ivan Rakitic – after Barca's Champions League semi-final exit to Liverpool, despite them winning the first leg 3-0.

 

The Brazil international had been suggested as a potential makeweight in a deal to take Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain back to Camp Nou, but Bayern secured his loan signing with a €120m (£110m/$133m) purchase option.

 

Coutinho acknowledges things could have gone better in La Liga but insists he is excited to be joining the German champions.

 

"Concerning Barcelona, things didn't work out the way we wanted," Coutinho told reporters at his Bayern presentation.

 

"But that's the past. This is a new club, a big club, an important club. I hope I'll be here for a long time and win lots of titles."

 

Despite the difficulties Coutinho had at Barca, he is adamant it was not all a negative experience – though he had no doubts about leaving for Bayern.

 

"Within those years I did have great experiences," he said. "I learnt a lot, won a lot with that club and then we had the Copa America, which I won with Brazil and that was really important.

 

"Now I have a chance at a new club, a big club. I didn't have any doubts when Hasan [Salihamidzic, Bayern sporting director] called me.

 

"He really wanted me to come here, so they flew to Barcelona, we met, they showed me the project and that's why I really want to thank them, because from the first second [it was clear] how they see me. That was important for me to see."

 

Coutinho could make his debut away to Schalke on Saturday.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Student Allegedly Knocks Out Man's Tooth Over Girlfriend's Misconduct



 

 

A 21-year-old student, Mr Chiagozie Uzor, was on Friday brought before an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly kicking out a man’s tooth because of his girlfriend’s bad conduct.

Uzor, who resides at Cele compound, Oyingbo, Lagos State, was charged with conspiracy, assault and breach of the peace.

He, however, pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Kehinde Olatunde, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Aug. 11, at 9.30p.m., on Railway Line, near Mainland Hotel, Ebute Meta.

He alleged that the defendant kicked out a front tooth of the complainant, Mr Onyedika Alike, and bit him on the neck, causing him serious injuries.

“The defendant accused the complainant’s girlfriend of insulting him and his brother and took out the anger on him,” he submitted.

The alleged offences contravene Sections 173, 246 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, M.A. Ajiferuke, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties each in like sum.

He adjourned the case until Sept. 30 for mention. 

(NAN)

Friday, August 16, 2019

See The Best Performing States In 2019 WAEC (See List)


WAEC


 

Abia, Anambra and Edo states led other Nigerian states in the 2019 performance ranking chart of the West African Examination Council.

 

According to a report by Sahara Reporters, the chart, as released by the examination board, ranked the performances of all 36 states including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja in the country.

 

While Abia, Anambra, and Edo states topped the chart, Jigawa, Zamfara and Yobe states sit at the bottom three.

 

According to the chart, Lagos State is the only state in the South-West that made the top 10.

 

Kaduna emerged as the best northern state sitting at the 12th position overall.

 

Also, bandits-ravaged Zamfara managed to occupy the 36th position leaving the bottom slot for Yobe State.

 

The top 10 performing states at the 2019 examination are Abia, Anambra, Edo, Rivers, Imo, Lagos, Bayelsa, Delta, Enugu, and Ebonyi.

 

While Adamawa, Osun, Sokoto, Bauchi, Kebbi, Katsina, Gombe, Jigawa, Zamfara, and Yobe occupy the bottom 10 of the chart.

 

According to data from the commission, over 1.6 million candidates sat the May/June 2019 WASSCE in Nigeria while 1,020,519 candidates representing 64.18% obtained credits and above in minimum of five (5) subjects including English Language and Mathematics and 1,309,570 candidates representing 82.35% obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five (5) subjects (that is, with or without English Language and/ or Mathematics.

 

Also, 180,205 candidates, representing 11.33% of the total number of candidates that sat the examination are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice.

 

A 16-year-old Nigerian girl, Ugboaja Chizobam Stephany who sat the 2019 examination, emerged the youngest best candidate in the history of the examination.

 

Full Ranking

 

Abia

Anambra

Edo

Rivers

Imo

Lagos

Bayelsa

Delta

Enugu

Ebonyi

Ekiti

Kaduna

Ondo

Abuja

Kogi

Benue

Akwa Ibom

Kwara

Ogun

Cross River

Taraba

Plateau

Nasarawa

Kano

Borno

Oyo

Niger

Adamawa

Osun

Sokoto

Bauchi

Kebbi

Katsina

Gombe

Jigawa

Zamfara

Yobe.

Why We Brought El-Zakzaky Back To Nigeria - FG



Leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky


 

The Federal Government on Friday raised the alarm over alleged plans by the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, to seek asylum, according to a report by Punch.

 

The government specifically said his actions in India demonstrated malicious intents that were capable of embarrassing the governments of Nigeria and India.

 

A statement issued in Abuja by the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Grace Isu Gekpe, entitled: “The repatriation of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky from India”, said the wife of the IMN leader also antagonised the Indian and Nigerian security agencies and accused them of killing her children to win international sympathy as well as disparage the Nigerian government.

 

The statement reads: “The Federal Government wishes to inform the public about the latest development in the Ibraheem El-zakzaky medical trip controversies to India. The government notes with dismay the acts of misconduct exhibited by El-Zakzaky that necessitated his repatriation.

“The earlier statement of August 14, 2019, by the government addressed the issues that would have raised some questions with the latest occurrences and particularly the uncelebrated return of El-Zakzaky from India.

“The public may note that El-Zakzaky’s actions in India demonstrated malicious intents that were capable of embarrassing the governments of Nigeria and India. With total disrespect and complete loss of decorum for international procedures while in India, he initiated contacts with a team of lawyers led by Ali Zia Kabir Chaudary and Gunjan Singh in that country.

“He also contacted some Non-Governmental Organisations, such as the Islamic Human Rights Commission and other Shiite groups. His aim was to seek asylum and eventually relocate to another country. It is important to note that if an Indian court had granted El-Zakzaky asylum or leave to travel to another country, it would have violated the Nigerian court order that granted him permission to travel for medical treatment.

“However, he used the opportunity of being in India to attempt to internationalise his cause by mobilising the Rights groups. Even most unfortunate and rather embarrassing as earlier stated, was his quest to be relocated to a 5-Star hotel to receive visitors instead of being admitted in the hospital as a sick person he claimed to be.

“In spite of his misconduct, El-Zakzaky’s spouse went further to antagonize the Indian and Nigerian security agents and accused the latter of killing her children. These acts were aimed at winning international sympathy as well as disparaging the Nigerian government.

“Having subordinated the quest for medical treatment to other ulterior motives, it became obvious that El-Zakzaky was focused on realising some sinister motives, thus the decision to return him to Nigeria.”

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Actress Faithia Balogun Opens Up On Toyin Abraham's Pregnancy



Faithia Balogun, Toyin, Iyaba Ojo and friends


 

Actress Faithia Balogun has shedded more light on how long and hard it was to respect Toyin Abraham’s wish of not leaking details about her pregnancy or bump photos to the public.

 

It was even harder after she had her baby shower which was star studded with the likes of Toke Makinwa, Fathia Balogun, Iyabo Ojo, Ini Edo and more in attendance.

 

”We had to keep this under wrap for so long. Congratulations my baby @toyin_abraham . May God continue to sustain your home. Keep winning, ” Faithia Balogun revealed on Instagram moments ago.

 

Kanu Nwankwo Gets Political Appointment .



kanu Nwankwo


 

The Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has announced a former Super Eagles captain, Kanu Nwankwo, as his Senior Special Assistant on sports matters, a report by Punch has revealed.

 

Ihedioha, made the announcement on Wednesday at the Government House in Owerri, the state capital when the former Arsenal player visited him, according to a statement issued by the governor’s aide on new media, Izuchukwu Akwarandu.

 

The statement read “The governor, Emeka Ihedioha, received one of the country’s football legends, Kanu Nwankwo, at the Government House, Owerri,  on August 14, 2019.”

 

“Papilo, as fondly called by his fans, came to present his most recent CAF award, which was given to him at the just concluded Nations Cup in Egypt, to the sports-loving governor of Imo State. The star also presented a branded jersey to the governor.”

“The governor while welcoming the former Super Eagles goal poacher, announced Kanu Nwankwo as his Senior Special Assistant on Sports.” 

Beautiful Photos From Toyin Abraham's Baby Shower



Annie Idibia and Toyin at her baby shower


 

Nollywood stars came out en mass to support their own - movie producer and star actress, Toyin Abraham as she held a baby shower.

 

Recall that Toyin recently married his sweetheart and colleague, Kolawole Ajeyemi and they both welcomed a baby boy.

 

Friends of the couple shared photos and videos from the baby shower on social media. Those in attendance included celebrities like Ini Edo, Anto Lecky, Iyabo Ojo, Annie Idibia, Toke Makinwa, Faithia Williams, BamBam and a host of others.

 

See more photos below: 

 













BBNaija 2019: Embattled Police Officer, Khafi Breaks Down In Tears



Khafi and Venita


 


Big Brother Naija 2019, BBNaija housemate, Khafi tried to hold back tears but could not, as she ended her rift with Venita over acting roles in today’s task.

 

The ‘Pepper Dem’ gang housemates were given the task of organising a coronation and grand reception in the form of drama for Seyi, who won the Head of House challenge for the second week.

 

The rift started when Venita demanded a significant role in the drama on the grounds that acting is her profession.

 

Similarly, Khafi also wanted a significant role, admitting to Esther that she really never wanted singing roles and that acting was her thing.

 

Monday, August 12, 2019

Nollywood Actress, Mercy Aigbe Lights Up Social Media With Bikini Photos

 

Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe is looking sexier than ever as she was decked in blue bikini outfit on Sallah day.

Mercy’s outfit as she emerged from the swimming pool has set tongues wagging on Instagram as lustful eyes preyed on her vanity.

The post has received over 160,000 views and over 6,000 comments on Instagram in eight hours. 


  

BBNaija: Mercy Reveals Her Biggest Wish



Mercy


 


BBNaija’s housemate, Mercy has unveiled her biggest wish in the house as the event progressed.

 

In a moment of honesty, when asked about how she felt about the additions to the Pepper Dem gang, Mercy confessed that she wasn’t pleased about having more housemates.

 

In her words, “It’s a game, I want people to go and not to have more Housemates.”

 

However, she’ is now having fun bonding with all five of them.

 

“Some people were probably lonely and needed company and if I understood the dynamics better, I would have done better,” Venita said about Frodd, when asked if she felt there were some housemates that seemed to have changed towards her.

 

Speaking further, she said Omashola and Frodd welcomed her in good light upon her arrival but that they’ve now withdrawn, which left her confused and surprised at the same time.

 

Joe, when asked about his behaviour in the House, admitted to using sarcasm as a good strategy for him in the game. We can’t wait to see how well this plays out for him.

 

On his affection for Venita, Omashola told Ebuka, “she make her choice, follow Frodd.” According to him, he’s disappointed in Venita and feels she did nothing but stab him in the back.

African Music Legend, DJ Arafat, Dies In a Bike Accident



Arafat and the accident scene


 


Abidjan musician, Houon Ange Didier, aka DJ Arafat, has died following a traffic accident involving his power-bike and the car of a journalist.

 

The 33-year-old prince of Coupe Decale died around 8a.m on Monday, August 12, 2019, after accident which occurred on the night of Sunday, August 11, in Abidjan.

 

African celebrities across the world have been mourning his demise.

See Faces Of 3 Traffic Robbers Nabbed In Lagos By NURTW



The suspects


 

Three suspected members of a robbery gang that had been terrorising motorists and commuters at Mile-2, Lagos, have been arrested by members of the National Road Transport Workers, NURTW, operating on the platform of ECOMOG.

One of the suspects, arrested while removing chrome from a Venza car, led NURTW members to his gang’s hideout where two other suspects were arrested.

The suspects, according to the union’s chairman, Mile 2 branch, Ajele Abeyi, were arrested Friday night.

He said: “For a year now, activities of traffic robbers from Ijesha to Mile 2 have been alarming, as several persons plying the expressway had fallen victims. I was also a victim.

“We decided to assist security agents to get these hoodlums, immediately we were brought into the committee charged with the responsibility of ensuring free flow of traffic along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway.

“The suspects were immediately handed over to the Police at Area E Command, Festac.”

One of the suspects, who identified himself as Ibrahim, said: “I joined the gang two months ago. I operated around PTMM (Mile 2) where tokunbo (imported used vehicles) are being cleared.

“We usually vandalised vehicles most times during traffic. It is usually done between the hours of 5p.m. and  7p.m. because that is when traffic is much between Ijesa and Mile 2. These ones (pointing to the other suspects) usually bought the vehicle parts from me.

“I sell chromes vandalised from vehicles to them at cheaper rates. We are many that are into this business, but I was the only unfortunate one caught while vandalising rubber from a Venza car during traffic.”

However, his alleged partner in crime who gave his identity as Segun, denied having anything to do with him.

He said: “I don’t know him. The only person I have connection with is this other man (pointing to the third suspect). I knew him from Mushin and have always warned him against buying stolen things. Rather than heed the advice, he would fight with me. I was only implicated.”

On his part, the third suspect, identified simply as Adewale, admitted to have bought stolen goods from Ibrahim.

He said: “I always bought chromes from Ibrahim. I am a transport worker, but whenever business was not forthcoming, I bought chrome from him to complement my daily income as a transporter.

“All of us arrested today are into this business of buying and selling of chromes. We bought these chromes for our agents who resell them.”

Advising other colleagues engaging in the act, Segun said: “I will advise them not to do this business again, because it is bad. I don’t have a choice than to join this business because of lack of money. I regret my action.”

VP Yemi Osinbajo's Twitter Verification Badge Restored



Vice President Yemi Osinbajo


 

Micro blogging site, Twitter, has restored the verified account of Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, after external attempts made by person’s suspected to be hackers to gain unauthorised access to the account failed.

The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President, Mr Laolu Akande, had, on Saturday said, “there were failed external attempts to gain unauthorized access to the Vice President’s Twitter Account. Since, we have been in contact with Twitter, securing the account, and forestalling a reoccurrence. The VP will continue to actively communicate with our citizens.”

All through Saturday, the account seemed temporarily down, as the usual image of the VP on his handle had been removed with quite a number of tweets deleted and the blue badge introducing it as a verified account removed.

 



 

However, on Sunday, barely 24 hours later, the account has been been restored with all the features introducing it as the VP’s Twitter handle plus the blue badge restored.

Also, the account which had been inactive in the last 24 hours came alive with the VP sending his Sallah greetings to Nigerians, most especially the Muslim faithful wishing them Barka Da Sallah, a post which signals that the account has been fully restored.

Lagos Female Hajj Pilgrim Dies In Mecca


 


The Lagos State Amirul Hajj, Dr AbdulLateef AbdulHakeem, has confirmed the death of a pilgrim from the state, who slumped and died early on Sunday.


The deceased, identified as Alhaja Folashade Lawal, from Oshodi Local Government Area of Lagos State, died while heading to Jumarat to perform one of the Islamic rites, throwing pebbles at 3. a.m.


“We were told she slumped on her way to Jamarat to throw pebbles but unfortunately she gave up from that point.


“Doctors told us that she had high blood pressure,” AbdulHakeem told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Mina, Saudi Arabia.


The amirul hajj could not immediately confirm if the 56-year-old woman was receiving medical attention before the incident.


He disclosed, however, that all pilgrims from Lagos State made it to Arafat, saying that even a lady who had brain surgery was brought to Arafat in an ambulance to perform the religious obligation.


“You know when death comes, there is nothing you can do. We always told them to be mindful of their medical situations and avoid whatever that will bring stress to them.


“Islam is religion of peace and Allah has made things easy for us in the performance of hajj.


Saturday, August 10, 2019

Breaking News: Nigerian Army Has Captured Bobrisky

 


According to PM News, Governor Nyesom Wike has announced the capture of notorious cultist, Bobrisky who was declared wanted on Thursday.

The governor had placed N30 million reward for the capture of Bobrisky and the Nigerian Army captured him on Friday.

Details later…

Monday, August 5, 2019

Breaking News: Police Arrest Journalist, Nine Others, During #RevolutionNow Protest In Lagos



Scores of protesters under the aegis of #RevolutionNow protest were on Monday teargassed by officers of Nigerian Police, dispersing them from the National Stadium, Surulele, Lagos State.

It was gathered that no fewer than 10 persons have been arrested, including a journalist, Victor Olugbenro, by the law enforcement agencies for participating in the march.

Vanguard gathered that the protest started as planned but was disrupted by the combined team of law enforcement agencies that also dispersed the protesters with pepper spray.

Details later...

Messi Suffers Calf Injury On Return To Barcelona Training Ahead Of La Liga Restart







Lionel Messi is set to miss Barcelona's upcoming trip to the USA after suffering a calf injury during his first training session back at the club, Goal.com reports.

Having been given extended leave following Argentina's run to the semi-finals at this summer's Copa America, Messi only returned to the fold on Monday.

However, he was forced to pull out of the session with what doctors have diagnosed as a grade one calf strain.

August has not been an easy month for Messi so far. Last week, it was announced that he would face a three-month suspension from international football plus a heavy fine after his controversial comments about perceived favouritism towards Brazil at the Copa America .

He joined back up with his club team-mates over the weekend and watched from the bench as they came from behind to beat Arsenal in what was the Gunners' final game of pre-season.

RevolutionNow Protest: Security Agents Surround National Stadium Against Protesters



Security agents have surrounded the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos, in anticipation of the #RevolutionNow protest march scheduled to hold today.

The security agents have the OP MESA vans parked around the stadium, The PUNCH can confirm.

The Operation MESA or OP MESA, as it is commonly referred to, is a joint Internal Security Operational platform made up of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force.

Mr. Omoyele Sowore, publisher of the online medium, Sahara Reporters, who was also the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 General Election, had called for the staging of the #RevolutionNow in what he described as a protest against bad governance in the country.

He was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services at his home on Saturday.

The DSS had said that Sowore was arrested “for threatening public safety, peaceful co-existence and social harmony in the country.”

The agency called on Nigerians to disregard “threat of revolution” issued by him.

The organisers of the protest had said they will not be deterred by the arrest of their leader, Sowore.


One of the organisers, who is the General Secretary, United Action for Democracy and member of the Socialist Workers and Youth League, Mr. Kunle Ajayi, had vowed to go on with the mass action.

“#RevolutionNow: They think they can stop an idea whose time has come. You have plenty to arrest. We will show you all that our generation cannot continue with your state madness. We will hand over a better world to our children. The time to act is now!!!” Ajayi said via his Twitter handle, @AjayiWizeman on Saturday.

Ajayi’s post was accompanied with a picture showing five members of the protest group holding a banner with the inscription, “#RevolutionNow. Time to act is now!”

“This arrest is not surprising to us. We know that the Presidency has tried everything in their powers to discredit and dampen our struggle,” he said.

Ajayi, in a statement on Saturday, had spoken on behalf of the Lagos chapter of the AAC, calling for more mobilisation in defiance of the government order banning the scheduled action.

He said, “The Lagos branch of the African Action Congress condemns Sowore’s arrest and (President Muhammadu) Buhari’s stubborn and cruel antidemocratic credentials.

“We believe that the #RevolutionNow will outlive all forces of repression, particularly the Buhari Presidency.

“We call on the Coalition for Revolution and other organisers to continue with the mobilisation. A failed government cannot use force to make the mass of people to accept its failure.”

Another group, the Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution, vowed that the mass action planned to commence on Monday would go on as planned despite Sowore’s arrest.

Breaking News: Drama As DSS, Police Stop #RevolutionNow Protest In Osun





File copy: #RevolutionNow protesters in Lagos

Armed police operatives and Department of State Security on Monday stopped members of ‘Revolution Now’ group, from taking their protest to the streets of Osogbo, Osun State Capital, Punch Metro reports.

The protesters, led by Olawale Adebayo, had earlier addressed newsmen in Fagbewesa area of Osogbo.

Shortly after the address, the protesters were about storming Olaiya Junction to kickstart the protest, when armed DSS men and police arrived and stopped them.

Details shortly…

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Breaking News: Sowore Is In Our Custody - DSS Confirms






Sowore

According to Sun News, the DSS has confirmed that the former presidential aspirant African Action Congress, Mr Omoyele Soworeis in its custody.

DSS Spokesperson, Peter Nnochiri, made the disclosure while addressing newsmen at the service’s Headquarters in Abuja this afternoon.

He was arrested days ago allegedly for being part of the planned the #RevolutionNow protest scheduled to take place soon.

Lionel Messi Gets Banned From International Football For Three Months


Messi was shown a red card during the Copa America

Argentina captain Lionel Messi has been banned from international football for three months after claiming the Copa America was "corrupt", BBC reports.

Barcelona forward Messi, 32, was sent off in Argentina's 2-1 third-place play-off win over Chile and later said the "cup was fixed for Brazil".

He has also been fined $50,000 (£41,121) by Conmebol, the South American Football Confederation.

Messi has seven days to appeal Conmebol's decision to suspend him.

The ban means Messi will miss Argentina's upcoming friendlies against Chile, Mexico and Germany in September and October.

Argentina's qualifying campaign for the 2022 World Cup begins in March 2020.

Following Argentina's 2-0 semi-final defeat by hosts Brazil, the Argentine Football Association complained about "serious and gross refereeing errors".

In response, Conmebol said accusations questioning the integrity of the Copa America were "unfounded" and "represent a lack of respect".

Messi was shown a red card in the 37th minute against Chile, following a clash with Gary Medel, who was also dismissed.

"We don't have to be part of this corruption," Messi said. "They have showed us a lack of respect throughout this tournament.

"Sadly, the corruption, the referees, they don't allow people to enjoy football, they ruined it a bit."

Anambra State First Lady Attends Church Service Wearing N1million Gucci Glasses (Photos)


Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano inside church wearing Gucci Glasses

The First Lady of Anambra State, Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano has been spotted wearing a pair of Gucci glasses which is valued at about $2,755.

She made the choice of the designer glasses while attending the funeral mass of the late Chief Michael Chukwuka Onyema, father of CEO of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema.


Obiano was among the dignitaries at the ceremony, which held at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Mbosi, Ihiala, Anambra State, on Friday.

A lover of designer sunshades, Obiano was spotted the Gucci brand, whose makers have defined as a “Limited Edition mask sunglasses with crystal

According to Gucci, the overall quantity of the Made-in-Italy sunshades is a mere 100 pieces: “Please note, these sunglasses are part of a limited edition collection of 100 pieces,” it says on its website.

Killers Of Enugu State Catholic Priest Apprehended By Police


Late Rev Fr Paul Offu

Some suspected killers of Enugu State Catholic priest, Rev Fr Paul Offu, have been reportedly arrested by the police on Saturday.

According to Punch, the number of suspects arrested could not be ascertained as of the time of filing the report.

The state Commissioner of Police, Sulieman Balarabe, who confirmed that they had made some arrests in connection with the killing of the cleric, refused to disclose the number of suspects arrested.

Offu was killed along Ihe-Agbudu Road in Awgu Local Government Area of the state on Thursday night.

His killing came barely five months after Rev Fr Clement Ugwu, the parish priest of St Mark Catholic Church, Obinofia Ndiuno in Ezeagu Local Government Area of the state was killed.

Offu’s killing on Friday sparked a protest by Enugu Diocese priests, calling for the government to protect life and property in the state.

The protesters marched to the office of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, demanding justice.

Meanwhile, Buhari has ordered a manhunt for the killers of Offu.

Offu was serving at St. James Greater Parish Catholic Church, Ugbawka, Enugu State.

The Presidency, in a statement by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, on Saturday, said the President condemned the attack and condoled with the parishioners and family of the cleric.

The statement said, “President Buhari expresses deep shock and dismay over the killing of another priest, ordering a thorough manhunt for the killers and their immediate prosecution.


“The President commiserates with government and people of Enugu State, family of Rev Fr. Offu and members of the parish and all Christians.”

It said Buhari described the killing as “barbaric and unwarranted’’, adding that his administration would step up the fight against “lawlessness and recklessness.’’

The President said, “The entire nation is shaken by the horrible assassination of this priest.


“The administration will continue to guarantee freedom of religion and protect places of worship as well as the lives of citizens wherever they live.”

The statement further said Buhari directed the security agencies to “act swiftly in their investigations and bring the perpetrators of the ‘horrific crime’ to book.”

He also urged all religious leaders to “pray for peace, healing and security of the country.’’

Ogun Police Rescue One Out Of Five Redeemed Christian Church Pastors




RCCG

The Ogun State Police Command on Saturday said it has rescued one of the five pastors of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) kidnapped on their way to the Redemption Camp on Thursday.

Gunmen had kidnapped the pastors in Ijebu-Ode while on their way from Abia State to the Redemption Camp for the church’s ministers’ conference.

The pastors are: Chidioze Eluwa, Chiemela Iroha, Okoro Ohowukwe, Ndubuizi Owuabueze, and Ibeleji Chidinma.

A statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed that the only woman among the RCCG pastors had been rescued unhurt.


“The Ogun state police command wishes to inform the general public that one of the kidnapped victims, Mrs Ibelegbo Chidinma, the only woman among them has been rescued unhurt,” he said.

Oyeyemi said the woman, who is a Deaconess of the RCCG regained her freedom in the early hours of Saturday and that she is currently at the command’s headquarters in Abeokuta where arrangement was being made to take her to the Redemption Camp.

According to him, efforts were in top gear to rescue the remaining victims as the kidnappers who kept them in separate locations were changing their locations from time to time within the forest.


“The command hereby wishes to assure members of the public that the remaining victims will soon be rescued,” he said.

#FreeSowore: Nigerians Call For Immediate Release Of Omoyele Sowore


Omoyele Sowore

Nigerians have taken to social media to demand for the immediate release of a former presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the last general election, Omoyele Sowore.

The call for his release has been the number trend on Twitter since the news of his arrest broke.

Many Nigerians who are disgusted at the arrest called President Muhammadu Buhari a dictator who uses the security architecture of the state to silence his opponents, which cannot be tolerated in a democratic state.

Sowore, who is also an activist and publisher of Saharareporters was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services at his Lagos home in the early hours of Saturday.

The National Legal Adviser of the African Action Congress, Mr. Inibehe Effiong said that Sowore was arrested for planning a protest.

Sowore, who is a former Student Union President of the University of Lagos, has been arrested by government agencies in the past.
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