Wednesday, October 31, 2018

LaLiga: Ramos reveals who caused Real Madrid’s sack of Lopetegui

Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos has blamed Los Blancos’ players for the sack of manager, Julen Lopetegui.

Lopetegui was dismissed on Monday evening after just four months in his appointment as Zinedine Zidane’s successor.

He was sacked after Madrid were hammered 5-1 by Barcelona at the Nou Camp.

But Reacting to the sack of Lopetegui, Ramos took to his Instagram page, sergio_ramos_idol, to state that Madrid players are responsible.

“We’re aware and feel responsible for this situation,” Ramos wrote.

“But this is no time to talk, it’s time to act. Today’s the first step. #HalaMadrid.”

Madrid will tonight take on Melilla in the Copa del Rey fixture.

Lionel Messi All Smiles As He Returns To Training After Breaking His Arm (Photo)

Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi could return from injury earlier than expected for the club.

The Argentine was expected to be out for three weeks after breaking his arm against Sevilla on 20 October.

But after missing only the Champions League win over Inter Milan and Sunday's El Clasico triumph, Messi took part in light training on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old forward is not in the squad to face Cultural Leonesa in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday night but may face Rayo Vallecano on Saturday.

Breaking News: Again, Osinbajo And Economic Team Meet Over Minimum Wage

Punch Metro reports that the members of the Economic Management Team are again meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja over the new national minimum wage.

This is the second time they will be meeting on the matter this week, having met earlier on Monday on the same issue.

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is presiding over the meeting.

Details later…

BREAKING News: Tinubu Arrives Aso Rock To Meet Buhari

Chieftain of the ruling APC, Bola Tinubu, is currently meeting with President Buhari, shortly after he arrived at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.

A national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has just arrived the Presidential Villa, Abuja for a scheduled meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to PUNCH, the former Governor of Lagos state, Tinubu, was spotted clutching a book, as he arrived at about 4:00pm at the Presidential Villa alone.

As at the time of filing this report, the agenda of the meeting, was not ascertained.

We'll bring you more details later...

Mikel not a must in Eagles – Ikpeba

Gernot Rohr’s decision on player selection has been apt, including leaving out captain John Obi Mikel again, according to ex-Nigeria international Victor Ikpeba.

On Monday, Rohr named a 23-man squad for the African Cup of Nations qualifiers against South Africa and Uganda friendly and the Tianjin Teda midfielder was a notable omission.

Mikel has yet to return to international duty ever since captaining the country at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

While prior omissions had uncertainty about the former Chelsea player’s fitness, this, however, seems way off it as the 31-year-old was on parade for his club Tianjin Teda on Sunday, scoring one of their goals in another loss.

However, Ikpeba does not see it as an issue, trusting Rohr with his judgments.

“Mikel is not a must in Eagles. I understand the coach,” Ikpeba said on Monday.

“Mikel has been a fantastic player for the national team for more than a decade. And I understand that the skipper and the coach have a great relationship but we don’t know why he was not invited.

“But this is great for the team and great for the young set of players that they can do without Mikel and without Victor Moses. The team has been brilliant without them and the coach has been apt with the decision,”

Buhari blasts PDP again over poor infrastructure

Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday that it was sad that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) allowed the country’s infrastructure to rot completely when there were enormous resources at Nigeria’s disposal between 1999 and 2014.

Speaking while receiving the outgoing British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, in a farewell audience at State House, Abuja, the President said: “Our focus now is on infrastructure; roads, rail, power and others.

“How I wish we had fixed all those when we had money. What we earned between 1999 and 2014 is on record, but nothing was done to infrastructure.

“Now, we are doing a lot more, with a lot less resources. And we shall continue to do our best.”

Buhari, in a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, hailed the outgoing High Commissioner for his warm and pleasant disposition, which has seen him traversing almost the entire country.

“I always see you all over the place,” the President noted.

Arkwright, who spent over three years in Nigeria, said he visited 30 of the 36 states and found the people quite enterprising and engaging.

He added that the British government would be glad to offer a helping hand as required in any part of the country.

He thanked President Buhari for his support, adding that the relations between Britain and Nigeria have improved tremendously in the past three years.

Buhari also said yesterday that Nigeria’s democracy is steadily improving with deeper understanding of the culture and tenets among the people and strengthening of the institutions that guarantee free and fair elections.

The President, who spoke while receiving Governor-General of Canada Julie Payette at the Presidential Villa, said he saw the evolving strength of democracy in the country by contesting for elections three times before winning at the fourth trial in 2015.

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Buhari, in another statement by Adesina, told the Governor General that Nigeria had been learning from the mistakes of those who practiced democracy for a longer period and by looking inward at its own peculiarities.

“I emphasise free and fair elections at all times,” he said.

The President said the bilateral relations with Canada would continue to be improved on considering the huge interest of the country in Nigeria and growing economic ties, with many Nigerians schooling and working in the Commonwealth country.

He said Canada played a brotherly role in helping displaced persons in the Northeast, following Boko Haram insurgency.

The Governor General said Nigeria and Canada enjoyed a warm and strong partnership that has translated into ease of migration, large trade relations and cultural exchanges.

Payette, who is an astronaut, said it was important for nations to pool resources together to start exploring the benefits of space in providing solutions to some problems on earth.

The Governor General noted that the world would achieve more by de-emphasising geographical differences and refocusing its energy on the commonality of humanity.

She noted that from space, one can only see an earth without borders.

Rt. Hon. Payette said her visit was about showcasing “youth, innovation and technology”, adding that Canada would like to partner with Nigeria in the ongoing diversification of the economy.

“We wish you free and credible elections in 2019,” she said.

Speaking with reporters at the end of the meeting, she stated that the two countries have resolved to deepen bilateral relation in the areas of trade and commerce, education, security, science and space technology advancement.

Payette, who is accompanied on the visit by eminent Canadians, including government officials, members of parliament and members of the business sector, noted that Nigeria and Canada had been friends and partners for decades.

Minimum Wage: Labour Leaders Shun State Govs Meeting as NGF Pegs Payat N22, 500

Thirty- six States Governors have on Tuesday agreed to pay a minimum wage of N22,500.

The agreed sum of N22,500 was a difference of N7,500 from the N30,000 being requested for by the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC.

Rising from a meeting yesterday night in Abuja, the governors explained that it became imperative for them to take the position against the backdrop that the percentage of salaried workers was not more than 5% of the total working population.

Reading a communique at the end of the Emergency meeting, Governor of Zamfara State and Chairman of NGF, Abdulaziz Yari said that the position of the state Executives must not just reflect a figure, but also a sustainable strategy based on ability and capacity to pay, as well as reflective of all our developmental needs in each State.

Yari said, “Following a meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum where we deliberated on the National Minimum Wage after a briefing from our representatives at the Tripartite Committee, we submit as follows:

“The welfare of all Nigerians is our ultimate concern. In all our States, we are concerned about the deteriorating economic situation experienced by the vulnerable segment of our population.

"In agreeing to a National Minimum Wage however, the Forum is even more concerned about development, particularly in the health, education and infrastructure spheres. It is not true that an upward review of minimum wage would trigger inflation as Waba said.

“It is therefore our considered position that since the percentage of salaried workers is not more than 5% of the total working population, our position must not just reflect a figure, but also a sustainable strategy based on ability and capacity to pay, as well as reflective of all our developmental needs in each State.

“Afterall, Section 3 of the National Salaries Income and Wages Commission Act provides that “the Commission shall recommend a proposition of income growth which should be initiated for wage increase and also examined the salary structure in public and private sector with reasonable features of relativity and maximum levels which are in consonance with the national economy.

“It is in this sense that we feel strongly that our acceptable minimum wage must be done in such a way that total personnel cost does not exceed 50% of the revenue available to each State. Govermors therefore agred to pay a mational minimum wage of N22,500.”

However, it was observed that the President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Mr Ayuba Waba, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the United Labour Congress (ULC) were absent at the meeting, just as the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed shunned the meeting as well.

But the Minister of Labour, Senator Chris Ngige and his Budget and National Planning Counterpart, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma and Chairman, Salaries and Wages Commission were present.

Governors who were present at the meeting were those of Adamawa, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Imo, Kebbi, Lagos, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau and Zamfara states.

Missing General Idris Alkali's Body Found In An Abandoned Well

The Nigerian Army said it has found the body of a missing general, Idris Alkali.

Mr Alkali, who recently retired as a major general, was declared missing several weeks ago while travelling from Abuja to Bauchi.

His body parts were found in an abandoned well in Guchwet village of Shen district, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Although no medical test has been done to confirm if the body parts found were actually that of Mr Alkali, the army said its investigations confirmed it so.

The body parts found were being put in a body bag as at the time of this report.

A brigadier general, Umar Ibrahim, the Garrison Commander, 3 division, spoke to journalists at the scene. He said some of the suspects who participated in the killing of the general brought the army to the well.

Last week, the army announced it located a shallow grave where the late general was initially buried before the body was exhumed and taken someplace else.

A military parade will take place at the site of the well after all the body parts have been removed, Mr Ibrahim said.

Osun to get 22million dollars grant as House of Assembly passes Health Insurance Bill

Osun State Government will have access to grant of about 22million dollars with the passage of the Osun Health Insurance Scheme Bill, 2018 into law Osun by the State House of Assembly.

Osun is one of the three pioneering States that adopted the health insurance scheme and the state will also get one percent (1%) of the Federal Allocation for this feat.

The bill which is an Act of the National Assembly, 2014 was domesticated in the state. The United State Agency for International Development (USAID) through its programme, Health Finance & Governance (HFG) assisted the state on the process.

The motion for the passage of the bill was moved by Hon. Dejo Bello representing Boripe/Boluwaduro state constituency and it was seconded by the Chairman, House Committee on Health, Hon. Oyeleke Ogunsola representing Ayedire state constituency.

The Chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy, Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye said the scheme would provide several medical benefits for the people of the state.

After the passage of the bill, the Speaker, RT. Honourable Najeem Salam commended his colleagues for their diligence in the passage of the bill.

Source: The Nigerian Voice

Senator Adeleke, four others arraigned By Police Senator for exam malpractice

The Peoples Democratic Party's (PDP) governorship candidate for the Osun Election, Ademola Adeleke, has been arraigned at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Mr Adeleke was arraigned by the police on a four-count charge of alleged examination malpractice alongside four others.

He and the other four pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The defendants are the principal of Ojo-Aro community grammar school Osun state, Aregbesola Muftau; the registrar of the school, Gbadamosi Ojo, a teacher in the school, Dare Olutope, and the senator's cousin, Sikiru Adeleke.

The prosecution accused three of the defendants of fraudulently registering Senator Adeleke and his cousin, as students of Ojo-aro community grammar school, in Osun State, for the National Examination Council's June/July 2017 Senior School Certificate Examination in February 2017.

Three of the defendants, including Senator Adeleke, were thereafter granted bail, having filed their separate bail applications ahead of today's arraignment.

The court ordered him to deposit his international passport with the registrar.

Hoodlums sack students in Delta secondary school as principal raises alarm

Hoodlums numbering over twenty persons, in the early hours of Wednesday allegedly sacked students of Igbonine Grammar school, a public school in Ozoro community, Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State, leaving two of the students injured.

The principal of the school, Prince Syllabus Osiogo who confirmed the incident to journalists in the area, disclosed that the hoodlums gained entrance into the school premises for lack of offence, adding that they invaded the school with dangerous weapons with no reasons adduced but injured two of the students in the process.

He explained that unavailability of a fence in the high and populated school which he added sits on vast acres of land and which is about four kilometres away from Ozoro community paved way for the hoodlums to gain entrance into the school premises as they had prior to the invasion allegedly vandalized the facilities of the school.

His words: “We are suffering monumental hazards from hoodlums in the Community who easily assess the premises because there is no fence, for instance, the hoodlums broke into my office and made away with several school materials, the same day they stole our water pumping machine, now we cannot pump water, So we are always thirsty,we suffer dehydration”.

Osiogo, however, appealed to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), the Delta State oil producing Areas Development Commission (Desopadec) and illustrious Sons and daughters of the community to come to the aid of the school, adding,”government alone cannot meet the needs of the Citizenry and that all stakeholders in the Delta education project should come to the aid of the school.

While expressing gratitude to the minority leader in the House of Representatives, Leo Okuweh Ogor for donating some Science laboratory equipment to the school recently. The principal further disclosed that the incident was reported to the police station in Ozoro police station who currently investigating the activities of the hoodlums to the school.

But the Police Commissioner in the state, Mustapha Muhammad who also spoke to Journalists in Asaba said that the police were investigating the incident adding, “I have ordered the DPO of Ozoro police Division to ensure the hoodlums are brought to book, I have also ordered that some policemen without uniforms be deployed to the school for 24hours surveillance and ensure the hoodlums are brought to book.”

WAEC: Why Buhari is Nigeria’s most successful ‘fraudster’ in history – Eedris Abudulkareem

Nigerian veteran rap act, Eedris Abdulkareem has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is the “most successful fraudster” in the history of Nigeria.

Abdulkareem alleged that Buhari was fraudulently enlisted into the Nigerian Army and gained promotion he wasn’t qualified for.

In a post on his Instagram, the veteran act claimed that Buhari truncated Nigeria’s democracy and rendered citizens poor.

He wrote: “Buhari is by far the most successful fraudster in the history of Nigeria. First, he was fraudulently enlisted into the Nigerian army. He fraudulently gained promotion that he wasn’t qualified for while in the army.

“He truncated our democracy and rendered Nigerians poor and helpless. He turned the Petroleum Trust Fund to Petroleum Trust Fraud to help Abacha loot his way to the grave.

“He came back, deceived 15 million Nigerians with fake integrity and became a president without the required certificate. He gained an unrestricted access to our national treasury and went on a looting spree that made Nigeria the poverty capital of the world. Now he wants to continue…no way, he must be stopped because we cannot continue to reinforce failure.”

Job-Seeking Woman, Oguntoyinbo Allegedly Stabs Man At Lagos Bus Stop

The Police on Wednesday, arraigned a 25-year-old woman, Morenikeji Oguntoyinbo, for allegedly stabbing a man on his neck.

The accused, whose address was not given, was in the dock at an Ikorodu Magistrates’ court in Lagos, on a two-count charge of attempted murder and grievous harm.

Oguntoyinbo, who is a job-seeker, denied committing the offences.

The police prosecutor, Sgt. Mary Ajiteru, however, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Oct. 16, at Benson bus-stop, in Ikorodu, at about 4:10 pm.

She alleged that the accused did unlawfully stab one Mr Emmanuel Ibeh with a broken bottle on his neck and caused him grievous harm. Ajiteru said the offence contravened Sections 230 and 245 of Criminal Law of Lagos state of Nigeria, 2015.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr W. B. Balogun, granted the accused bail in the sum of N1 million with two responsible sureties in like sum.

He adjourned the case until Dec. 6, for mention.

"Bury Me With My Children" - Mother Who Lost Her Two Kids In House Fire Posts Troubling Tweet

Blessing Timidi Digha, a popular sexual reproductive health & rights advocate who lost her 2 kids when a fire broke out at their home in Ondo state, has friends and loved ones worried after she shared a troubling tweet.

Blessing, who had 3 kids, lost the two youngest in the fire in June and has been grieving since.

The bereaved mother recently took to Twitter to write:

When I die, bury me with my children.

Her tweet has left friends worried and they’ve tried reaching out to her. Some have shared messages of support on Twitter.

Monday, October 29, 2018

2019: What President Buhari and I will never do – Osinbajo

Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo has said that Nigerians will never find him and President Muhammadu Buhari deceiving Nigerians.

According to Osinbajo, the Buhari administration was concerned about the plight of ordinary Nigerians and would continue to carry out programmes that would improve their lives.

Osinbajo said this on Monday when he appeared on Brekete Family, Reality Radio Talk Magazine programme on Human Rights Radio, Abuja, where he was featured.

Osinbajo’s speech was forwarded to DAILY POST by a Senior Special Assistant to the President, (Office of the Vice President) Laolu Akande.

He said, “The focus of our government is on how things can be better for the common man.

“We are not in the business of trying to deceive Nigerians. You can accuse myself and the President of anything, but you will never find us deceiving Nigerians.”

While making references to the Buhari administration’s National Social Investment Programme (N-SIP), the VP noted that the administration is able to do so much more with less resources.

This he said was possible because, “The President has ensured that nobody steals money from the treasury. The major problem Nigeria had before now was the fact that people stole from the nation’s coffers. Once the country is able to stop corruption, it would be better.

“The first thing we did was tackle unemployment by employing young men and women through the N-Power job scheme, which has so far employed 500,000 young graduates.

“Every state has N-Power, noting that there are plans to employ more because of the number of graduates. This is a social safety net for young unemployed Nigerian graduates.

“So far, we have given about 400,000 MarketMoni loans, but the target is to give 1 million loans to artisans and traders, while TraderMoni loans is a N10,000 interest-free loans to petty traders, of which 2 million are expected to be reached in the first phase.”

He also highlighted the Federal Government’s Energizing Economies Initiative, which provides clean, affordable, and constant power to economic clusters such as big markets and Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) across Nigeria.

“Last week Friday, the Vice President commissioned the Sura market Independent Power Project in Sura shopping complex in Lagos State; a 1.5MW independent mini-grid power supply system to provide clean and affordable electricity to over 1,000 shops in the market.

“The Buhari administration’s Energizing Economies Initiative, which is being implemented by Rural Electrification Agency (REA), is designed to provide clean, stable and affordable electricity to Nigerians in these economic clusters. So far, thousand of shops in Sabon Gari in Kano State, Ariaria market in Aba, Isinkan market in Akure, Ondo State, Edaiken market in Benin, Edo State, and Sura market, Lagos, have been provided solar power through the initiative.

“Power is a major problem in Nigeria and our efforts is to solve this through alternative energy such as solar power. We are not relying on the national grid alone. We are also encouraging the private sector to provide power.

“The new strategy of the government is to put power in different places so as to make life easy for Nigerians without relying on the national grid. We are still working on the national grid. This country is very big, that’s why we have to decentralize,” Prof. Osinbajo said.

Speaking further on the benefits of the N-SIP, the Vice President assured Nigerians that the Home-Grown School Feeding Programme was authentic and was a major part of the administration’s plan to improve lives of Nigerians.

“Currently, it feeds daily over 9 million schoolchildren in public primary schools in 26 states. Also, the products are sourced from local farmers, which improve local economy,” he said.

Prof. Osinbajo further stated the administration’s commitment to developing the Niger Delta region and how its engagement has helped to maintain peace and stability in the region, which has also improved oil production and the country’s revenue.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Why I advised my children against polygamy – Oga Bello

Legendary Yoruba actor, Adebayo Salami, aka Oga Bello, has revealed what he told his 18 children about polygamy.

The popular actor made the revelation in an interview with Sunday Tribune.

Oga Bello, whose children are from several women, said he advised his children to shun polygamy and not be like him.

Asked why he gave birth to so many children, the 65-year-old thespian said:

It is destiny. I did not plan for that initially, but things changed when stardom came, but I was unable to manage it. At a time, I didn’t like what I was doing, but there was nothing I could do. Then, people will always remind me of my destiny. I remember the time we used to go round, which I won’t ever do again, visiting Muslim clerics; they would ask if I was from a royal family because they could see me surrounded by many children. Now, that God has given me the children and they are all doing fine, you can see that it is destiny. I even advise my children not to dabble into polygamy; ‘you don’t need to have many children like me’. ‘You don’t know your destiny and I did not have the advantage of going about asking for your destinies.

Read Interesting Story Osinbajo Just Shared Online

When I was 10 years old, there was a girl in my class who I was quite certain at the time that I could give my life. So I wrote her a lovely poem over a weekend; I wrote the poem on Friday and finished it on Saturday. And it was, if I may say so myself, a work of sheer genius.

It ended with the dramatic words; “your warm embrace may be the last desire of my heart before I die!” I tucked it in my school bag and looked forward with a heart filled with love for Monday, to present to the object of my affections.

My mum, while cleaning out the bag, found the letter, and all hell broke loose. Needless to say, she beat the poetic genius out of me that terrible afternoon. But that’s not the end of the story. True love as you know, will survive even the worst brutality.

So, I bore my injuries as a worthy suffering. On Monday morning, I found the best opportunity to give her a freshly written version of the poem. I turned away as she took the letter, I didn’t want to behold the sheer pleasure as she read it but as I turned around, I noticed that she had actually handed the poem over to the teacher and she was pointing at me! While my physical bruises have healed from that experience and what happened with the teacher, my capacity for writing romantic poetry greatly diminished.

Fantastical Futures is the audaciously inspirational theme of the 8th edition of Ake Arts & Book Festival. Why do we in today’s world, dare to hope for a future so fantastic that it is described as fantastical?

Imagine the failure to recognize the responsibility of the individual, especially the gifted individual. Does the artist have a responsibility to society beyond that of the ordinary citizen? Is there a civic tax 

payable on talent?Osinbajo at 8th edition of Ake Arts & Book FestivalOsinbajo at 8th edition of Ake Arts & Book Festival

Does the fact of your genius place upon you, a moral burden to attempt to use the powerful voice of your art to fight for the soul of the land, especially to fight for the soul of the land from whence you came?

To take moral positions, are you by virtue of your intellect and creativity a moral agent? Or are you not? Can you be neutral? Can you be politically neutral? Can you in the face of so much that needs to be done, poverty, deprivation, and injustice, stay politically neutral?

Can Africa afford to have its best talents wearing halos of political innocence and saying “let us leave politics to the scoundrels?” Earlier this year, the government established the Technology and Creativity Sector Working Group.

The group meets to work on policy, including rules and regulations regularly. So, we do have now, a policy group, who takes into account the sorts of views that Creatives may want especially in formulating policy and that is so for persons of technology as well.

Lastly, did you enjoy this story I told earlier? It was fiction. It didn’t happen. It is possible to create the future we want. We just need to “write” and work for a fantastical future! Have a great Sunday everyone.

*Osinbajo delivered the speech while declaring open the 8th edition of Ake Arts & Book Festival on Saturday.

I Didn't Kill My Wife, I Only Slapped Her - Lekan Shonde Tells Court

Lekan Shonde, a 53-year-old dockworker, who is facing trial for allegedly beating his wife, Ronke, a banker, to death, on Wednesday, told an Ikeja High Court that he did kill his spouse.

He said his wife fell as a result of the slap and hit her head on the floor in the sitting room. Ronke’s lifeless body was discovered in their apartment on May 6, 2016 and Shonde was charged for alleged murder. .

He was arraigned on October 24, 2017 by the Lagos State government. The prosecution alleged that Shonde committed the offence at 8:30p.m. on May 5, 2016 at his residence in Tiemo Street, Egbeda, Lagos. .

However, Shonde in his defense led by his counsel, Chief Robert Clarke (SAN), said his wife whom he was referring to as “Adunni” was sleeping on the couch in the sitting room with her phone while he was leaving home on that day of the incident. .

He told the court that he heard his wife speaking to one Kayode on the phone, a day to her death, telling him how sweet he made love to her. “I was furious when I heard her conversation and I slapped her from behind, she fell as a result of the slap and hit her head on the floor in the sitting room. .

She later got up and held me, saying she was sorry. When I woke up in the midnight, I met her still sleeping on the couch, and I asked why she was still there, she said she will join me later and I went back to the room. .

On that fateful day, I met her still sleeping on the couch in the morning with her phone and I dropped transport money for her as I usually do, and left for work. .

Around 4pm, my cousin came to my place of work and he told me that my father asked him to inform me of my wife’s death,” he said. The presiding judge, Justice Josephine Oyefeso, adjourned the case till November 30.

Slay Queen Arrested After Stabbing Her Friend In The Neck Over Man (Photos)

A young lady has been arrested after allegedly stabbing her friend in the neck over a man.

According to reports, the attacked woman was stabbed by her friend identified as Ludivin Kamga over her relationship with the unnamed man whom the suspect is said to be in love with.

The shocking incident happened few days ago at Bafoussam in the Western Region of Cameroon.

It was gathered that when the suspect went to the man’s house, she reportedly saw met her friend whom she engaged in a fight after hurling insults at each other.

In the course of the clash, the young lady was said to have stabbed her friend in the neck as people around gathered and rushed the injured woman to the hospital where she’s in critical condition as some claim she later passed away.

The young lady was arrested by the police who took her to the station for further interrogation.

Tonto Dikeh Loved Up With A Mysterious Man For The First Time Since Her Messy Divorce (Photos)


She had a Disastrous divorce so ofcourse trying to get herself a new man to feel warm is only but a normal thing.

The mother of one just shared the loved up photo with a man am yet to identify, i quickly screen grabbed it, so she won't delete it after awards, lol..

They look good tho, see up close below!

This Female NYSC Member Turns Her Khaki Into a Mini Skirt

The creative spirit of Nigerians seems to be taking its center stage again, We have seen NYSC members convert their uniforms into various styles - we have never seen one turning her trousers into a miniskirt - we found one now! see her below:

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Buhari Should Close The Border To Prevent Obasanjo From Escaping – Oba Of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu says Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), will be justified if he is angry over the affairs of the state.

Tinubu had rejected the reelection bid of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, throwing his weight behind Jide Sanwo-Olu who eventually emerged the APC governorship candidate.

In an interview with PUNCH, Akiolu said he has asked Ambode to leave it (the primary election) to God.

He said no evil will befall Ambode.

“I know he’s a good person,” the oba said.

“No evil will befall him and God still has great plans for him (Ambode). When the breeze blows, we will all see what the chicken is hiding underneath.

“The truth is that if Bola Ahmed Tinubu is angry, he’s justified. No evil will befall the three of them. They know my stance on the issue and it’s not a secret.

“Better people should come into politics, because majority of them there are liars and that is the truth. As time goes on, we will continue to de-emphasise the import of money in our election.

“On the other hand, concerning Ambode, if you have charm but you don’t have the antidote or another charm that can counter it, then you don’t have anything. I won’t say more than that. May God help all of us.

“So, I didn’t talk because they are both my children and it will get better.”


Akiolu advised President Muhammadu Buhari to prevent former President Olusegun Obasanjo from “escaping” if he wins reelection in 2019.

“The moment he wins the election, he should close the border so that Obasanjo won’t escape,”the Oba said.

“Obasanjo should change his ways. An adage says that a deity that we try every possible thing to put in a place of honour that defies all such gestures would expose itself to ridicule at the end of the day.”

Nnamdi Kanu Spotted Again In Israel, Having Special Prayers At The Wailing Walls (Photos

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, was spotted praying few moments ago at the wailing wall in Israel.

After the prayers, the IPOB leader said that he will return back to Nigeria soon.

The IPOB leader, was recently sighted in Jerusalem, in a video that surfaced on social media, after months of uncertainty surrounding his whereabouts.

Nnamdi Kanu was last seen in public in September 2017 after a raid on his country home in Abia State by the army, shortly after his release from prolonged detention on charges of treason.

Meanwhile, Nnamdi Kanu, has vowed not to return to the federal high court in Abuja where he was standing trial before he left the country.

The federal government had charged him with treason but Binta Nyako, a judge of the federal high court in Abuja, had granted him bail after 18 months in detention.

Kanu had flouted all the terms of the bail before the military invaded his Abia residence on September 14, 2017.

Conflicting Reports Trail Ekiti Lawmaker’s Attack

Conflicting reports have emerged following an attack on a member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Michael Adedeji.

Adedeji was attacked by yet to be identified persons on Friday while he was travelling to Akure, the Ondo State capital.

While some sources claimed he was shot in the head, the Ekiti State Police Command gave a different account.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Caleb Ikechukwu, findings by the Command revealed that the lawmaker was attacked with a machete on his head.

Adedeji was initially rushed to the State Teaching Hospital before he was referred to the Federal Teaching Hospital in Ido Ekiti for further medical attention.

The Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Mr Adeniran Alagbada, condemned the attack on the lawmaker.

Alagbada called on the police to thoroughly investigate the incident and ensure that the perpetrators were brought to justice.

Youth Corper, Ochoche Dickson Iduh Who Just Passed Out Shot Dead By Gunmen In Benue (Photos)

According to reports, a young man identified as Ochoche Dickson Iduh who just completed his mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program and served in Plateau state (Jos), met his untimely death yesterday where he went to show his discharged letter to his both parents in the city of Otukpo, Benue state.

According to New-Nigeria Reporters, the deceased was killed along two others by unknown gunmen in Ojira Otukpo on Friday morning.

It was gathered that the deceased among the batch B stream 2 Corps members, had gone home to present his NYSC discharge certificate to his parents who based in Otukpo before he eventually met his untimely death yesterday.

According to reports, the young graduate from Apa local government area of Benue State holds a Higher Hational Diploma (HND) in Business Administration from the famous Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo.

May his soul rest in peace.

‘I Got Married At 25 And Waited Till 67 Before Giving Birth’- Woman Shares Her Story

A Nigerian woman who gave birth to a baby at the age of 67 has narrated what she and her family passed through.

For 39 years, she visited several hospitals, consulted and did many medical tests both in Nigeria and India in search of a child.

In the process, she developed pelvic inflammatory disease and other health issues. Then, some medical personnel advised her to let go of the ambition of becoming a mother and enjoy her life.

But she was determined. At last, 67-year-old Mrs. Ajibola Otunbusin’s long wait for a child paid off last Saturday as she delivered a baby boy.

Beaming with smile, the elated mother told Daily Trust how she went through the turbulent period with determination and support of her husband.

Speaking with our correspondent at the Atoke Medical Center, Abeokuta where she went through In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer (IVF ET) procedure, Mrs. Otunbusin said: “It was the marital fulfilment that was pushing me around, and I am now elated and thank God for the fulfillment of His promise”.

“I got married at age 25. God said He would give us a son but we didn’t know it would take us so long. I was ill for about 30 years and in seeking a child, I got pelvic inflammatory disease. I had four major health issues.

“After going to the hospital and being treated both in Nigeria and India, most nurses and some doctors told me that with four major health issues, I should forget about child bearing and live my life. But we were determined. God gave us a promise and that kept us going with determination.”

On how she went through the challenging period, she said, “When I was down, my husband’s hope would come up. When he was down I would remind him of God’s promise. So, it is good for the two to agree on a vital desire. And as Christians, we were determined that we won’t look elsewhere.”

She has a message for those seeking the fruit of the womb. “They should be determined. God has two promises in the area of child bearing.

First is the general promise that we should replenish the earth with children and without replenishing the earth it cannot be filled. Secondly, this has to do with the specific promise for everyone.”

As the interview was in progress, her husband of 39 years, Professor Samuel Oloruntowoloju Otunbusin, entered the ward.

Otunbusin had retired upon clocking 70 this year as a professor at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB). He described the arrival of his baby as the fulfillment of God’s promise.

“God promised as far back as November 1977 that we would have a son. It was when we actually went to a church for counseling before marriage. While leaving the church premises, the young pastor then who I learnt is now late, told us that we were going to make history. I kept wondering what history we were going to make. Are we the first to get married?

“A few years later, and back then in the North, I was praying alongside my wife and for the first time I spoke in tongues. God gave me some names. It was then that I knew my first child would be born in October and would be a boy. It all depends on God for others but he has done this and the whole world now knows. So, it’s good to believe in God. If you don’t believe in God, who then will you believe in?

“Incidentally, all the generation that should have really rejoiced with us today, the very last of them passed on a few months ago. So, God is faithful. He never dies. When God promises, He fulfils it. That’s the whole story. If you worry, the worry doesn’t bring anything good for you and if you don’t the better for you. And God is not in a hurry.”

He described the baby as a baby of purpose.

“He is a baby of purpose. God has a purpose for him in life. And the purpose will be fulfilled to the glory of God,” Otunbusin said.

A Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr. Taofeek Ogunfunmilayo, who is the Medical Director of Atoke Medical Center, led the medical team in the one hour operation. He revealed that management of the pregnancy from the eighth week till the point of delivery took 36 weeks and two days. According to him, the IVF procedure began at St IVES Specialist Hospital before he took over the antenatal care.

The referral letter signed by a doctor at the specialist hospital dated April 3, 2018 was sighted by our correspondent.

He said: “I am not the best in Nigeria. But I believe if God wants something to be done through you, He will surely do. That’s why God directed them to my medical centre and I am grateful to Him for the feat recorded.”

Former Ekiti Governor, Ayo Fayose Fails To Meet Bail Condition; To Spend Weekend In Prison

The immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, will spend the weekend in prison as he failed to meet his bail condition before the close of work on Friday.

Mr Fayose who is facing an 11-count charge of conspiracy and money laundering amounting to ₦2.2 billion was granted a N50 million bail on Wednesday by a judge of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court, Mojisola Olatoregun.

The judge ordered that Mr Fayose should provide two sureties who must issue a ₦50 million bond in a reputable bank as well as possess three years tax clearance.

She also directed that the former governor deposits his international passport with the court.

However, Mr Fayose, who pleaded not guilty to all the charges leveled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has struggled to meet the bail conditions and could not do so on Friday before close of business.

He will therefore spend the weekend at the Ikoyi Prison in Lagos, where he is currently being held.

However, Mr Fayose’s spokesperson, Lere Olayinka told PREMIUM TIMES that his principal has met his bail conditions but filed the papers this afternoon after the judge had closed for work. “There are two questions. Has he met his bail conditions? The answer is yes. All the documents were brought to the court around 2 pm by that time the judge had left,” he said during a telephone chat.

Mr Olayinka added that he was sure that Mr Fayose will be released next Monday, at the start of the new working week.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Oshiomole is too Incompetent to be APC Chairman – Rotimi Akeredolu

The post-election crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) continues to deepen as the governor of Ondo State Rotimi Akeredolu has entered the fray.

The governor while reacting to allegations that he was in agreement with several APC governors to remove Adams Oshiomole as national chairman, described him as an incompetent party chairman.

Akeredolu denied the allegations and accused the embattled national chairman of revealing traits of incompetency in the manner in which he handled the recently concluded party primaries across the country.

Akeredolu made his displeasure known through a statement by his Senior Special Adviser on Special Duties and Strategy, Doyin Odebowale,

In the statement, Akeredolu alleged that the APC primaries exposed the incompetence of Mr. Oshiomhole saying the exercise was a “political charade” and a revelation of “a shocking proclivity towards banditry and impunity” as evidenced by recent events.

According to sources within the APC, Akeredolu is unhappy with Oshiomole because some of his anointed candidates did not make the list of candidates being fielded by the party for Senate and House of Representatives seats.

The sources say further that Akeredolu considered this as an affront against his authority as the political leader of the APC in Ondo state.

Consequently Mr. Akeredolu had been pitted against the leadership of Oshiomole saying aggrieved party members had the right to demand for justice even if it includes calling for the removal of the chairman.

Despite his grouse with the National leadership of the party however, Akeredolu restated his commitment to work for the re-election of incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari.

Read the content of the statement below;

“There is no truth in the whole contrivance. The governor has been pre-occupied with matters of governance in Ondo State for which he was elected.

The governor had expressed preference for someone else during the contest for the office of the Chairman of the Party.

He did not hide his opposition to Mr. Oshiomole’s aspiration for the simple reason that the leadership of a party, especially the one just emerging from a merger, should distance itself from egregious and inherently destructive narcissism.

Recent events seem to justify this position as prescient. Only sycophants will fail to see the obvious. Mr. President would not have expressed worries over the crises in the party if everything had gone on smoothly.

The handlers of the mob strive in vain to set the president against certain government functionaries considered antagonistic to their pernicious scheme for dominance.

Their devious plot to outsmart those perceived as opposing their expansionist tendency compelled them to take desperate measures. Anyone endowed with an attitude of sobriety should have seen the need for calm.

Rather than retrace their steps and display genuine contrition, their desperation pushes them to embrace measures capable of not only hurting the party, but, regrettably, the president, whom they pretend to love so much.

Those who collected varying and humongous amounts as fees from aspirants during the last grandiose charade called primaries and submitted names dictated to them by a cabal, notorious for capturing political power for unbridled pillage, should be bold to explain their real motives to the people. They should be honest enough to deal with the issues.

Events, which took place across the country during the political charade, have exposed not only sheer incompetence on the part of the national leadership of the party, but painfully, it has revealed a shocking proclivity towards banditry and impunity.

It is becoming clear, increasingly, that party leadership at that level is seriously challenged in terms of capacity for serious engagements.

Arakunrin Akeredolu, SAN, does not need to move from ‘North’ to ‘South’ to collect signatures from victims of electoral heist. He was in Ondo State throughout last week.

He was at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, to deliver a lecture on restructuring a few days ago. He is at presently in Canada on a working visit.

Only the mob and their hirers can explain the imagined movement from North to South. However, those who feel aggrieved reserve the right to demand that justice be done. If this includes the removal of Mr. Oshiomole, so be it.

May we seize this opportunity to reiterate the fact that the people of Ondo State are favourably disposed to the second term bid of Mr. President.

Our people are unique; they are unwavering in their support for justice. They alone determine what is in their best interest at all times. The President is loved by the people of Ondo State.

All of us shall work, assiduously, for the President’s victory at the polls next year. We do not need any band of mendicants ready for hire to remind us of this sacred patriotic duty.”

MURIC Blames EFCC for Fayose’s Popularity

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has trained its sights on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), accusing them of contributing to the popularity of former Ekiti governor, Ayodele Fayose.

The former Presidential hopeful was at the EFCC office 2 days ago and while there he fed over 150 people, including detainees and visitors who in turn allegedly sang the national anthem.

Fayose also allegedly secured lawyers for some of the detainees and promised to assist those who have challenges meeting their bail conditions.

However, the MURIC believe that this i a ploy. Their grouse was contained in an emailed press statement to HERALD.NG on Thursday, 25th October, 2018.

“It is a comedy of errors.” The statement began.

“A man accused of stealing money belonging to the people is allowed to rewind the famous Robin Hood tape under the watch of an anti-graft agency. This calls the seriousness of some EFCC operatives to question. How can they allow such a thing to happen? It is the shame of a nation. We are miffed.

“EFCC and other security agencies have no business detaining people they cannot feed adequately. It is highly immoral to arrest and detain a man knowing fully well that you do not have the capacity to cater for his basic needs, namely, food, water and shelter. Should detainees be responsible for feeding themselves? This is a national question that must be answered once and for all. Nigerians must know their rights.

“Nay, Nigerians must know their oppressors. How can we allow the same kleptomaniacs who stole our common patrimony to come and feed us with their dirty blood money in times of distress? It is mockery of the highest order and it robs us of our dignity if we welcome them with open arms. They have come to laugh at us for being foolish enough to think hardwork, honesty and patriotism alone can provide our needs. It is dehumanising. This cannot happen in saner climes. Are we serious as a people? We are nonplussed.

“Human dignity is Allah-given according to Qur’an 17:70. It says, ‘We have granted dignity to the children of Adam…’. Why should EFCC rob Nigerian citizens of their Allah-given dignity by detaining them without adequate feeding thereby exposing them to political charlatans, ideological demagogues and unrepentant con artists?

“EFCC and the Nigerian security agencies need to take note of the provisions of Section 34 (i) (a) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which guarantees the dignity of every Nigerian citizen. The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Article 4, Clause 1 & 2 also lays emphasis on the inviolability of the dignity of the human person. It says, ‘Human beings are inviolable. Every human being shall be entitled to respect for his life and the integrity of his person.’”

“Starving detainees is the same as depriving them of their dignity. It dehumanizes them by turning them into beggars. It exposes them to weakness and endangers their health. The power to detain is not tantamount to the power to starve. No policeman under the sun has the right to detain and starve a suspect at the same time.

“EFCC cannot fight corruption by promoting corruption. This is what will happen if it detains people it cannot feed. Not only that. EFCC will be encroaching on Allah-given fundamental human rights of citizens if people are detained without being fed. A moral burden hangs on the conscience of EFCC if this is what has been happening. We demand an explanation”.

MURIC also criticized Fayose, accusing him of exploiting the condition of detainees to score a cheap political point.

“Fayose is a comedian. He is exploiting the poor condition of detainees just to score a cheap political point. He is seeking cheap popularity. He is also a fake Robin Hood. This was not the way Robin Hood shared his stolen money among the poor. Robin Hood gave out every kobo stolen by him. Fayose is accused of stealing billions but he is giving out pittance. He is playing on the gullibility of Nigerians.

“How much does it cost to bail a detainee? How much does it cost to feed 150 people? He could not have spent up to N50,000. It is chicken feed compared to the humongous amount allegedy stolen by him. Fayose is like a man who stole elephants but he is deceiving the people by giving out ants. He is a pretender. We reject his Robin Hood mentality.

“As we take a break, we charge EFCC and the security agencies to spare us the horror of hunger in the cells. Detainees must be adequately fed by those keeping them out of circulation. They should not be subjected to the dehumanizing spectacle of fake Robin Hoods. We implore the Police Service Commission to review conditions of detention in police cells as it affects the feeding of detainees.”.

Mo Abudu, Anthony Joshua, John Boyega, Meghan Markle make UK 100 Black Powerlist

Four Nigerians including media mogul, Mo Abudu, boxing champion Anthony Joshua, actor John Boyega joined Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex as new additions to the 2018 UK ‘100 Black Powerlist’.

The 12-year old list, which was unveiled on Tuesday, annually features UK’s top 100 people of Black or Carribean heritage who use their positions to positively influence the love of others.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the list also features other black entertainers including actor, Idris Elba; and actresses Thandie Newton and Naomie Harris.

The Powerlist is chosen from a list of nominees by a distinguished panel chaired by a former high court judge. The panel also includes a Queen’s counsel and leading professionals in business and the arts.

The nominees are judged based on how influential they are among their immediate sphere of expertise and how far that influence reaches into the wider world.

Reacting to the honour, Abudu said, “The Powerlist is the most authoritative recognition of black influence in the UK. Therefore, I am honoured and humbled to be included.

“It is nice to know that those of us who return home to make our contributions are not being overlooked.

“This publication is sent to schools and universities all over the UK. So I hope that my story can influence even one child to follow their dreams,” Abudu said.

NAN reports that Abudu was born in the UK and had a successful career in human resources management before she returned to Nigeria to begin, first a career in banking before veering into media entrepreneurship. (NAN)

FIFA Ranking: Nigeria move up by 4 spots, now placed 44th

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up by four spots to the 44th in the world in the October FIFA -Coca Cola Ranking

In the ranking table published on the website of the world football governing body on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1431 points as against 1415 it had in September.

The movement has now placed Nigeria as the third in Africa behind Tunisia and Senegal.

The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that it was during this period that the Eagles thrashed Libya 4-0 (home) and 3-2 (away) in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Tunisia is ranked 22nd in the world and Senegal 25th . Congo DR (ranked 46th and Morocco(47th) are the other African countries among the top 50.

On the global scene, Belgium are now ranked world number one, ahead of France with the narrowest of margin–just one point in the new the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking published today. The Belgians have 1733 points to France’s 1732 points.

In September, the two countries were tied on the first spot.

The top two remain out in front after a month in which each of them enjoyed a win and a draw, with Belgium and France beating Switzerland (8th, unchanged) and Germany (14th, down two) respectively in the UEFA Nations League. Brazil are third with 1669 points, Croatia fourth with 1635 and England fifth with 1619 points. Leo Messi’s Argentina are ranked 12th in the world.(NAN)

13yrs Old Girl Gives Birth To Triplets After Being Raped By Sweet Seller

A 13-year-old girl in Guatemala has given birth to triplets after being raped by a man who was selling sweets in the street. Francisca Lopez Perez, from the town of Momostenango, did not even realize she was pregnant until her stomach began to swell. The triplets each weighed only about 2.2 lbs (1 kg) and the two oldest were rushed to the emergency ward of a local hospital where they later died, Mailonline reports. Miss Lopez Perez said she had become pregnant after she had been raped by a ‘candy seller’ who she was not able to identify. 

She has to constantly take the baby boy to hospital as he is so small that he regularly needs oxygen. The case of Lopez Perez was highlighted by the Observatory on Sexual and Reproductive Health of Guatemala

48yrs Old Nollywood Veteran, Chinyere Wilfred Shares Mouth-Dropping Sexy Photos Online

Chinyere Wilfred who has been featuring more in Soap Operas than movies is still very much beautiful and in shape as seen in her latest photos. Despite being 48, Chinyere Wilfred who has featured in over 200 Nigerian movies remains adorable with her luscious skin intact. She was born on 23rd March 1970 in Aguluezechukwu, a small village in Anambra State in the South-eastern part of Nigeria. Chinyere Wilfred is originally from Aguluezechukwu, a small village in Anambra State in the southeastern part of Nigeria, but grew up in Lagos State in the western part of Nigeria.

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