Saturday 9 July 2016

Gallant Troop Repulse Terrorist Attack On Their Location At Rann, Borno State (Graphic Photos)

Yesterday evening remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in their numbers attacked our troop location at Rann, Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State. The terrorists came with Motorcycles Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (MCBIED), Anti-Aircraft Guns and other weapons at about 5.00pm and the exchange of fire lasted for some hours before they were overwhelmed by the troops firepower.

Unfortunately, one of the terrorists' suicide bomber detonated himself at a gun truck killing the driver and the gunner. The truck and the mounted weapon were also damaged beyond repairs. In addition 2 soldiers were wounded in action while 3 others sustained minor injuries.

Oh, Dear! Nigeria now ranked 15th most dangerous country in the world

See Full List on Slides

The Global Peace Index (GPI) has released the 2016 edition of the most dangerous countries in the world stressing that the world is now a more dangerous place than it was one year ago.

GPI’s latest report from the Institute for Economics and Peace ranked 163 independent countries, which covers over 99 percent of the world’s population with Nigeria coming 15th.

To get this 10th edition, 23 indicators were used on a scale of one to five.  According to the report, the index measures global peace using three broad themes: the level of safety and security in society, the extent of the domestic and international conflict, and the degree of militarisation.

ISIS beheads Four Footballers for allegedly Spying (PHOTOS)

The terrorist group ISIS have allegedly executed four footballers in Syria, after accusing them of spying for Kurdish rebels. 

This religious leader of the group had earlier said that supporting football was against Islam and so what they did to the footballers was ‘justified’. 

Bahamas warns citizen travelling to the US to be extremely cautious

The Bahamas issued a travel advisory on Friday, July 8, warning its citizens planning to go to the United States to use “extreme caution” around police after recent shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas.
“At the commencement of the Independence holiday weekend, many Bahamians will no doubt use the opportunity to travel, in particular to destinations in the United States,” the nation’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration wrote, referencing the country's national holiday on July 10. 
The statement continues:

See what an Okada Man did to a pretty lady for joking with him (Disturbing Photo)

This woman was allegedly brutalized by a man who accused her of laughing at him in her car while he rode on a motorcycle in Makurdi, Benue state capital. The woman identified as Ene Okpani took to her Facebook page to share the disheartening news.

She said:

Man Wrongly Labeled as Dallas Shooting Suspect Says He Received ‘Thousands’ of Death Threats

Mark Hughes, the Dallas man who was falsely labeled as the Dallas shooting suspect, told CBS Dallas that he has received “thousands” of death threats since authorities posted his image to Twitter on Thursday, July 7.

Mark Said:

Philando Castile Shooting ‘was not RACE motivated'- Police Officer’s Attorney Says

An attorney for Geronimo Yanez, the police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, on Wednesday, July 6, said Saturday that the fatal shooting was not racially motivated.

He said:

Police arrest suspects in connection with the killing of female preacher in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command said it has arrested some suspects in connection with the killing of a woman preacher in Kubwa, FCT.

The FCT command’s Spokesman, ASP Anjuguri Manzah confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja.

He said the Commissioner of Police, Alkali Usman, has directed the homicide section to take over the investigation.

Dallas Shooting: Actor Cuba Gooding cried after hearing he had met one of the officers killed

Cuba Gooding Jr. cried after hearing that he’d met Patrick Zamarripa, one of the five police officers who was shot and killed in Dallas on Thursday, July 7

The 48 years old Actor briefly spoke to TMZ on Friday, July 8, about his reaction to the tragic news.

TY Bello shares portraits of IDP children and their Inspiring Stories (PHOTOS)

TY Bello shared some portraits from her visit to children at Borno IDP camp. She said the children shared incredible stories with her. She shared some of the stories and some portraits of the kids she photographed. 

She also made a video where she taught the children how to say 'Hi'. Watch the video below ...

See what a lady was pictured wearing at a party ... Fashion or Madness?

It looks like someone fought with her and torn her clothes ... If not so, could this be fashion or madness?

Federal Government Set To Phase Out Mud Houses – Minister

The Federal Government is developing a draft action for the phasing out of mud houses across the country.

The minister of science and technology, Dr Ogbannaya Onu, disclosed this on Saturday during a visit to the Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute, Nnewi, Anambra state.

He said this would be made possible through research that would bring about cheap building materials that would enable Nigerians have affordable decent houses.

It’s the desire of this government to give Nigerians decent living conditions. That’s why we are charging NBRRI to go into research that would be felt at the grassroots.

'How they mislead our leaders' - By Dele Momodu

Ovation publisher Dele Momodu wrote about the quality of appointments we are seeing lately in Buhari's government, describing it as 'appallingly lacklustre'. He also criticized the way the president broke the Ramadan fast with so much fanfare at the State House and talked about Buhari's new fashion sense, calling it 'overly flamboyant'. 

Read the write-up below:

Say What! Pastor allegedly selling 'the blood of Jesus' in plastic bottles

According to this unconfirmed report by Zambezi Reporters, Malawi pastor and the founder of ECG ministries, Prophet Shepherd ‘Major 1’ Bushiri is allegedly selling 'blood of Jesus" in plastic bottles. Prophet Bushiri is one of the richest pastors in Africa and had made news earlier this year when he acquired his third private jet in a space of two years. 

Below is what the report alleged:

See Gobe! Mother blasts a Guy who posts video of her baby, claiming to be his cousin

A mother on Twitter put up an adorable video of her two-week old daughter dabbing .. And a guy based in South Africa put it up two days later, claiming it's his cousin. 

Luck ran out for him when the real mother of the kid came across the tweet and called him out. This is the wahala social media has caused this day, why pose with what's not yours?

See video below ...

"We'd love to see Griezmann at Arsenal" - Ray Parlour

Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour wants the Gunners to bring in a high-profile attacker ahead of the 2016-17 campaign and believes Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann would be the perfect candidate.

Griezmann has been in stunning form at Euro 2016, scoring six goals in as many appearances to lead France to the final, with Portugal awaiting on Sunday.

The 25-year-old recently signed a new contract with Atletico until June 2021 and seems unlikely to be available for a transfer, but that has not stopped Parlour from dreaming.

Diego Milito says Mourinho always needs an enemy to attack

Former Inter striker Diego Milito says Jose Mourinho needs an enemy to attack as the coach thrives on conflict.

New Manchester United manager Mourinho will go head-to-head with old foe Pep Guardiola, now in charge of Manchester City, in the Premier League next season, and took aim at predecessor Louis van Gaal and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger this week as he got to work at Old Trafford.

Milito, who fired Inter to Champions League glory in 2010 under the leadership of Mourinho, believes the Portuguese is deliberately antagonistic towards his opponents.

FC Barcelona has launched a #WeAreAllMessi social media campaign in support of Messi

Barcelona has launched a social media campaign to support Lionel Messi after the 29-year-old was handed a 21-month jail sentence by a Spanish court for being found guilty of fiscal fraud.

The Argentinian and his father Jorge were both given the same prison sentence for the offence, with the prolific attacker fined €2million for three counts of tax fraud and his dad hit with a €1.7m charge.

Both men have always denied any wrongdoing and Messi's representatives confirmed on Wednesday that the five-time Ballon d'Or winner will fight his conviction at the Supreme Court.

Popular Nollywood Actor in need of N11m for kidney transplant

National President of Filmmakers Welfare Organisation of Nigeria (FWON), Mr Sunday Awoji has said that ailing Nollywood actor, Prince James Uche needs N11 million to undergo kidney transplant abroad.

He stated this on Friday during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. 
“Prince James Uche has been very sick and incapacitated for some years now, and it has become obvious that he cannot provide the required funds to have the necessary medical attention.

APC Chairman says Buhari’s Popularity has Dropped

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has admitted that President Muhammadu Buhari is no longer popular like he was during the 2015 general election.
“All governments worldwide in between terms lose some degree of popularity; no question about that,” he told our source.
“We are having harsh economic times, no question about that and that does not increase the popularity of any government. It only diminishes it to some extent. What is different is that, in our case, in spite of the harsh economic realities, the people still have full confidence, trust.

Former Aide to Akpabio says PDP founded Niger Delta Avengers

Ata Ikiddeh, a former special assistant on diaspora matters to immediate past Akwa Ibom Governor, Godswill Akpabio has described the Niger Delta Avengers as the military arm of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Reacting to the ongoing war on corruption by the current government, he said, “this government is a joke”, via a Facebook post.

When asked by one of his Facebook followers, Edim Asanaenyi, if the militant group was now a military wing of the PDP, Mr Ikiddeh responded, “I am afraid to admit that – but that’s what this government is turning the Avengers into the ‘resistance’ wing of the PDP.

Nasarawa State Government appoint fresh graduates to replace striking workers

Nassarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, on Saturday, threatened to recruit fresh graduates to replace workers in the state currently on strike over non-payment of their salary.

The governor issued the threat in Nassarawa Eggon at the celebration of the 35th coronation anniversary of Aren Eggon, Dr Bala Angbazo.

He, however, appealed to the workers to return to work, recalling that the state was among the first in the country to implement the N18,000 minimum wage in 2011.

He commended the Aren Eggon for his contributions toward the sustenance of peace in the state and urged the people to support the government and the traditional rulers in the effort, regardless of religious and political affiliations.

Police Officer escape death after he tried to seize Flag of Biafra at Enugu Rangers Match

A mild drama ensued at the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium, Enugu last night during a football match between Rangers of Enugu and Abia Warriors of Umuahia.

A group of young Igbo youths were moving round with Ogene music when one of them was seen displaying Biafran flag.

His action provoked a police officer within the stadium and he moved towards the young man holding the flag and attempted to snatch it from him.

John Oyegun REVEALS that APC main Problem with Senate is Ekweremadu not Saraki

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, says the party is sad that a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is the Deputy Senate President.

Reacting to a comment by Senator Dino Melaye that the APC should be grateful that it didn’t lose the National Assembly leadership to the PDP instead of persecuting Saraki, Oyegun told our source that “the thing that rankled us most was the election of Ekweremadu as Deputy Senate President.”
 “Saraki is a member of the APC, much as the main line of the party would have wished a different result and a different scenario but we all find it very, very difficult to accept the emergence of a PDP person as his deputy”, he declared.

Jose Mourinho gift homeless man £20 ... Then Something funny happened

New Manchester United manager did a good deed when he handed an apparently homeless man £20 in Manchester city centre according to onlookers.

Then Jose Mourinho was accosted by others apparently keen to cash in on his generosity. But the Special One's kindhearted gesture saw other bystanders began following him in an apparent attempt to cash in on his generosity.

Don't Be A Victim! See How You Can Spot a Fake Phone

If you are in the market shopping for a new phone, you should know that there are some people out there who want to rip you of your hard-earned money for giving you nothing.

Counterfeit mobile phone manufacturers imitate all facets of a branded phone’s appearance to make their products appear genuine. The phone’s outer shell and screen, the printed logos and branding, the packaging and the included accessories can all be copied, making it difficult to identify whether a phone is fake or genuine.

If possible, it is always preferable to buy a phone through a registered retailer or reseller who can vouch for a phone’s authenticity. But because this is not always the case, here are a few simple tips to help you identify whether a phone is genuine or fake, according to spotafakephone.com.

Ladies, these 14 Signs Will Help You Know If Your Husband Has Fallen Out of Love With You

These 14 signs can help you know – before it’s too late – if your spouse is falling out of love with you as highlighted by toridotcom

1. He avoids being around you when he doesn’t have to

If he only hangs out with you when everyone expects him to, he’s not doing it out of love. He’s doing it out of obligation.

2. He doesn’t put any effort into the relationship

You shouldn’t expect 50/50 effort in a marriage. But if you are giving EVERYTHING, and he is giving close to nothing, that’s a sign he’s lost interest in keeping the relationship healthy.

Nigerians lambaste Female Singer Who Says She Hates Men

Nigerians on Facebook are not taking things easy for the 26-year-old singer, Sandra Ifudu as they’ve bombarded her comment section with varying degrees of opinion and others with insults.

It started with the 26-year-old singer sharing a photo on her page which she captioned ‘I hate men’.

Sandra Ifudu is a niece to the legendary Dora Ifudu and she’s in a huge mess right now on the social media network. See comments on the slide above

Despicable! Story of How a School Driver raped a 3-year-old Girl

A radio presenter and co-host, Joy Isi Bewaji has narrated the shocking experience how a 3-year-old girl was brutally r*ped by the school driver.

In Enugu: Graphic Photo of Man Allegedly killed by Fulani Herdsmen

A man identified as Aluma Jona Enyi has revealed the heartbreaking story of how men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen brutally murdered a man in Uzo-Uwani local government area of Enugu State yesterday.  Aluma gave graphic details of the incident and also published a photograph of the victim.

PHOTOS: Woman Whose Massive Boobs Caused Stir in Lagos Speaks Up

A woman who was left embarrassed as a result of her massive breast after a crowd of horny men at Computer Village, Ikeja, Lagos followed her as she was going for her business has finally spoken up about how she felt the day of the incident.

The lady who didn't find it funny bared her mind on her Facebook page.

Awesome! Couple Dressed as Egyptians For their Pre-wedding Shoot

According to an online report, these two creative pre-wedding photos have melted the hearts of many. The photo showing a man and woman dressed as Egyptians king and queen has been hailed as very creative and innovative.

Psquare Feud! Peter Okoye threatens to sue brothers over Congo Concert

Nigerian singing duo, P-square are at war again, ending the relative calm enjoyed in their camp since the much-publicised beef in March this year. 

One-half of the duo, Peter Okoye was now known as ‘Mr P’, has dissociated himself from a concert scheduled to hold in Congo with Psquare as headliners, stressing that  he never endorsed the usage of his name as the contractual terms presented were not favourable to him. He threatened legal actions against his brothers, Paul and Jude. 

He also punctured the claim by his brothers, Paul and Jude that he was sick and couldn’t make the trip, saying that is 101% healthy.

NUPENG urge FG to stop giving bailout funds to state governments

The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers on Saturday advised the Federal Government against the issuance of bailout funds to state governments for the payment of workers’ salaries.

The NUPENG’s South-West Chairman, Mr Tokunbo Korodo, gave the advice in Lagos.

The disbursement of bailout funds to the states was necessitated by the prevailing economic challenges which resulted in the non-payment of workers’ salaries by many states across the federation.

The state governments received N713.7billion as bailout funds from the federal government, to defray the backlog of salaries.

Stanbic IBTC partners with Google on digital inclusion in Nigeria

Stanbic IBTC Bank says it is collaborating with Google to train youths and Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises (SMEs) operators in Nigeria on digital skills.

A statement issued by the bank on Saturday said that the collaboration would facilitate capacity-building for SMEs in the country, adding that beneficiaries would be trained on skills and value of digital marketing.

It said that the training would also help entrepreneurs to strengthen their businesses and support digital education initiatives geared toward job creation.

#Wimbledon: Serena Williams defeats Angelique Kerber to claim her historic 22nd grand slam title

No body is stopping sensational tennis Legend Serena Williams from claiming her 22nd Grand Slam title this time.

Although deprived of a record-tying 22nd grand slam title in the Australian Open and French Open finals this year, Williams got to No. 22 Saturday by defeating Angelique Kerber 7-5 6-3 in a high-quality Wimbledon final.

It was the same Kerber who beat Williams in Melbourne in January but the world No. 1 turned the tables on the grass at the All England Club with a clinical display of power tennis amid windy conditions.

The 34-year-old struck 39 winners. She only faced one break point, at 3-3 in the second, and saved it with one of her 13 aces.

NSCDC nabs three with human head in Niger

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Saturday paraded three suspects caught with a human head in Niger.

The Commandant of NSCDC in the state, Mr Philip Ayuba, told journalists in Minna that the suspects were arrested in Mokwa local government area of the state.

He said the suspects aged 34, 35 and 24 hail from Ekpa village in Mokwa.
“I invited you here to see three suspects that we arrested for being in possession of a human head.

Nigeria to move Crude Oil Drilling From Niger Delta To Lake Chad due to Militants Activities

Nigeria will soon start drilling crude oil in Lake Chad Basin region in what is supposed to boost the country’s output.

The resolution was reached after efforts to placate militant groups in Niger Delta failed.

The exploitation of oil outside the traditional crude oil stronghold is to plug the hole created by the destruction of oil and gas infrastructure by the militant groups.

See What Happened When This Bus Attempted A U-turn on this Road

Biko ... My people, what should we call this driver? According to the report, the charter bus tооk а the wrong turn іn аn English town аnd ended uр wedged асrоѕѕ thе road іn а 90-degree angle іn а scene reminiscent оf аn infamous Austin Powers gag. Residents оf Guildford, England, ѕаіd thе bus wаѕ tаkіng а load оf schoolchildren tо nearby Henley Fort јuѕt аftеr 5 p.m. Thursday whеn іt mаdе а the wrong turn оntо Mountainside іnѕtеаd оf Thе Mount.

Thе bus reached thе еnd оf thе cull-de-sac bеfоrе thе driver attempted thе ill-fated three-point turn. “That manoeuvre involved mаnу mоrе thаn thrее turns аnd resulted іn thе vehicle bеіng аt 90 degrees tо thе road wіth thе rear embedded deeply іntо thе front hedge оf number 44 аnd wіth thе nose touching thе hedge оf thе орроѕіtе garden, locked solid,” witness James McColl told Thе Guildford Dragon newspaper.

Say What! Wizkid Denied Visa into London ... Misses Music Festival

Wizkid was due to perform at the Wireless Music Festival today but was denied a visa to the UK and with that wouldn't be attending the concert.

While venting his frustration, Wizkid took to his Twitter handle to pass the information to his fans.

OPINION: You think this is as a result to #Briexit

OMG! See what s*x at first date did to this beautiful lady (PHOTOS)

A twitter user shares what happened to her after having sex on her first date with her man. Elissann who recently got married revealed that she didn’t play hard to bed the first day she met her boyfriend and was so excited that it all finally ended in marriage. 

Robben laughs off rumours He will be leaving Bayern

Arjen Robben has dismissed suggestions he could leave Bayern Munich amid speculation linking him with a move to Turkey.

Reports from Turkey claim Besiktas are keen to lure the Netherlands international away from his current club, but he has made it clear a transfer is not an option, jokingly adding only a return to boyhood club Groningen could be tempting.
"It's the same story all over again every year," Robben told Bild. "I can only laugh about these rumours.

France Coach backs his team to handle dreams of a nation

Didier Deschamps is confident his France team is ready to deal with a phenomenal weight of expectation when they host Portugal in Sunday's Euro 2016 final.

Deschamps' side completed their run to the final at the Stade de France with a stirring 2-0 win over world champions Germany, where they were backed by incredible support at Marseille's Stade Velodrome.

Enthusiasm around the nation is set to reach fever pitch over the course of this weekend but Deschamps believes his players will handle the occasion, suggesting they learnt from some fitful earlier performances during the group stages. 

24 years old diverted and sold 33,000 litres of diesel then set truck ablaze

For 24-year-old  Osas  Uwagie,  an indigene of Edo State and a tanker driver,  nothing more explains why he diverted a tanker loaded with 33 thousand litres of diesel than  bad company. Osas who was said to have been recruited by a Lagos-based oil and gas firm (name withheld)  was en-route Abuja to supply the said products. He, however, diverted the tanker to Okene  in Kogi State,  where he sold 400 litres of diesel to one of his clients for N230,000 cash,  and the remaining 32, 600 litres sold to a filling station in the same location  for N1.5 million which he was promised payment later.

Crime Guard gathered that after selling off the contents of the tanker,  Osas and his accomplices drove the tanker along the Abuja-Lokoja Road and set the tanker ablaze. It was learned that when the company could not locate Osas,  the matter was reported to the police at State Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department,  Panti, Yaba  where investigations commenced into the matter. Subsequently, it paid off,  as Osas who had absconded was arrested in Kogi State.

Ebonyi SUV: Lawmaker Promises to Sell Her Prado Jeep Given to Her By Governor Umahi

A member of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly has promised to sell off her brand new Prado SUV that was presented to her and other lawmakers by Governor David Umahi last Thursday

This, she made known on her Facebook page while also stating that the proceeds of the sell-off will be used to  empower the people in her constituency. Read her Facebook post below:

Say What! Former Manchester United defender Paul Parker compares Cristiano Ronaldo to Andy Carroll

Former Manchester United defender Paul Parker has compared Cristiano Ronaldo to Andy Carroll.

Paul said: "Look at Portugal as a footballing side, and you see a dour, turgid team with Ronaldo playing the game like Andy Carroll. It is not the Ronaldo of three years ago.

APC Chairman says President Buhari Did Not Promise Nigerians This Much

The National Charmian of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Chief John Oyegun has insisted that the President, Muhammadu Buhari did not make a lot of promises to Nigerians.

Oyegun stated that Buhari only promised “security; he promised the people jobs”.

He added that: 
“He promised the people revitalisation of the economy and strongly promised the people the taming of corruption.

Consumers laments hike in prices of LNG natural gas

Consumers of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) known as cooking gas have complained about the sudden increase in the price of the commodity.

Some of the consumers said on Saturday in Abuja that the price of the product was outrageous, considering the current situation in the country.

The price of refilling the 12.5kg cooking gas cylinder had been between N3,200 and N3,500 for a very long time but suddenly the price had gone up to between N4,000 and N4,500, while the camping gas cylinder which was N1,500 was now N2,500.

Mrs Perpetua Nwaigwe, a housewife, said that the increase in price was an additional hardship to many families.

Niger Delta Avengers says Buhari government have hired Saudi Blackwater Mercenaries to fight them

The Niger Delta Avengers yesterday, said it does not care if the Federal Government hires mercenaries from Saudi Arabia or anywhere to fight them. Reacting to online reports that the federal government had concluded an agreement with Saudi authorities to deploy Saudi Blackwater mercenaries to the Niger Delta region to tackle militants that had been bombing oil facilities, spokesperson of the group, self-styled Brig Gen Mudoch Agbinibo, told Saturday Vanguard that NDA was not perturbed.

Nigeria Air Force commences construction of permanent base in Emene

The Nigerian Air Force on Saturday revealed that work had commenced on the construction of a permanent base for officers and men in Emene near Enugu metropolis.

The Commander, NAF Base Services Group, Enugu, Air Commodore Ebenezer Alade, said in Enugu that the move would further boost the morale of officers in Enugu.

Alade commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, for the special attention given to NAF officers and men in Enugu.
“The vision of the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, is being felt in all units and formations of the NAF, and for us in Enugu, we bear testimony of that vision.