Thursday 28 July 2016

Lol | Pennsylvania Police Found Missing Marijuana and Wants the Owner to Come Collect It

The Cheltenham Township Police Department in Pennsylvania is seeking to do their civic duty and return a block of lost marijuana to its rightful owner. 

The department shared a photo of the weed alongside a post that read:

PHOTOS: Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and husband Ikemba celebrate 37th Wedding Annniversary

Former Nigerian Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala and her husband, Ikemba Iweala are celebrating their 37th wedding anniversary today. The couple have 4 children. Their son, Uzodimma Iweala, the author of the novel 'Beasts of No Nation'. Uzodimma Iweala took to his Instagram today, to celebrate his parents.

PHOTOS | Young elephant withstand 14 lionesses then see what happened next ...

Jesse Nash, a safari goer on tour of the Chinzombo Safari Camp in Zambia witnessed one brave elephant fight off fourteen hungry lionesses. The lionesses set on the elephant as it makes its way to the water but he swats them aside almost without effort. A few persistent lionesses follow it into the water but just like on land, they were no match for it in the water either.

Actor Pete Edochie says APC Governors Fighting Ekweremadu Should Resign Immediately

Veteran actor Pete Edochie has reacted to the recent demands for the resignation of Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu.

The renowed actor lambasted  the Muhammadu Buhari led government and his party, the All Progressives Congress, over their insistence on the removal of Chief Ike Ekweremadu as the Deputy Senate President.

The APC leadership, including some governors elected under the party’s platform have repeatedly said the plan to remove Ekweremadu was a task that must be accomplished.

Woman faking her disability escape lynching in Kenya after she was caught stealing

A woman faking to be disabled was almost lynched by an angry mob on Tuesday, after she was caught red-handed with a screw stealing side mirror along Koinange street, Kenya.

Breaking | Indonesia execute 3 Nigerian Drug Convict

Three Nigerians and one Indonesia were executed by firing squad shortly after midnight local time, reports say. Those who were executed have been named as three Nigerians - Seck Osmane, Humphrey Jefferson Ejike, Michael Titus Igweh and one Indonesian Freddy Budiman.

Those who remain on death row include three other Indonesians, a Pakistani, an Indian, two other Nigerians and two Zimbabweans. It is not clear why their executions did not proceed.

Delta State | Suspected robbers beaten and arrested (PHOTOS)

Three suspected robbers pictured above were apprehended while trying to break into a pastor’s house located at  Utagba Ogbe in Ndokwa West local government area of Delta state. They have been handed over to the police.

Official | Tiwa Savage signs deal with Roc Nation

Big Congratulations to Mavin Records First Lady, Tiwa Savage ... She annouce the official deal signing on her social media page. The details of this endorsement as at press time hasn't been reveal.

A reliable source confirmed it is likely a partnership deal as Tiwa Savage would still be signed under Mavin Records and as well as Jay Z own Roc Nation

Sultan of Sokoto throws support on Buhari's Anti Corruption Fight

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has endorsed the ongoing anti-corruption war of President Muhammadu Buhari. 

The Sultan made the endorsement when he spoke with top United States officials at the Woodrow Wilson Centre, Washington DC, on Wednesday, July 27, Vanguard reports. 

Mary J. Blige files for divorce from husband of 12 years

Mary J. Blige reportedly files for divorce from her husband and manager, Kendu Isaacs, after 12 years of marriage.

Us Weekly reports that the R&B singer, 45, filed on Tuesday, July 26, citing irreconcilable differences and listing the date of separation as "to be determined."

Lamar Odom's Kids furious about their dad recent Behavior

Lamar Odom’s recent antics haven’t been easy for anyone to watch but it’s been especially painful for his two kids, Destiny, 17, and Lamar Jr., 15.

According to a new report by Us Weekly, his children with Liza Morales are “so upset” with his behavior as of late.

"We are making efforts to correct our lapses" – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that lapses that have characterised Nigeria as a nation would be corrected.

The President said this when he received a team led by Dr. Seth Berkley, Chief Executive Officer of Gavi and The Global Fund in State House, Abuja, on Thursday.

FIFA President writes NFF to express delight on his two day visit

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino has written to NFF President Amaju Pinnick, to express delight about “many memorable moments” during the recent two–day visit of himself and Secretary General, Fatma Samoura, to Nigeria.

In a letter personally addressed to Pinnick, the world’s number one football administrator said, “The FIFA delegation has now returned to Zurich with a host of unforgettable memories and having made many cordial new friendships.”

Ize-Iyamu didn't make me Governor, He was hiding from EFCC during My Election, He didn't even vote – Gov Oshiomhole

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole has debuked claims by the gubernatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu that he made him (Oshiomhole) Governor.

Speaking at a rally on Thursday, Oshiomhole said Ize Iyamu was in hiding from the EFCC on April 14 and therefore, did not vote for him and could not have made him Governor.

Studio were James Bond, Harry Potter was filmed to be sold for £323m

Britain’s Pinewood Studios, where Harry Potter and James Bond movies were filmed, could be sold to a property company for £323 million (384 million euros, $426 million) under a draft deal revealed Thursday.

Pinewood “announces that it has reached agreement… on key terms of a possible cash offer for Pinewood by Venus Grafton,” a subsidiary of PW Real Estate Fund, Pinewood Group said in a statement.

Pinewood owns television and film studios around the world including in the US and Canada, but the jewel in its crown is the original Pinewood Studios.

‘My husband dates four girls on our street’ - Woman tells Court

A 42-year-old woman, Mrs. Cecilia Ajayi, on Thursday pleaded with an Igando Customary Court in Lagos State to dissolve her marriage with her husband, John Ajayi, aged 46.

Cecilia, the petitioner, accused Ajayi, the defendant, to whom she had been married for 20 years of being as a womaniser.
“My husband is a womaniser; he is dating four girls in our street and brings them into our matrimonial home.

Breaking | Federal High Court Affirms Sheriff As PDP Chairman 48Hours After INEC Backed Makarfi

A Federal High Court sitting at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, today, Thursday, July 28, 2016, affirmed the former Governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, as the National Chairman of Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Recall Mr. Sheriff had approached the court seeking his authentication as the National Chairman of the PDP after his Committee had been dissolved at the National Convention of the party in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, a situation which gave rise to the former Governor of Kano state, Ahmed Makarfi being the new Acting National Chairman of the PDP.

Benue State | Cultists kill father and son

A suspected cult group on Thursday killed a father and his son in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

The Punch gathered that ASP Daniel Akogwu (retired) was killed alongside his son by a cult group.

It was alleged that one of Akogwu’s sons, who is now at large, is a member of the group.

It was further learnt that the suspected cultists at about 4am invaded residence of the deceased in search of the son.

Finally OAU to resume after two months strike

The authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife have asked students of the institution to resume next Wednesday.

The Public Relations Officer of the institution, Mr Biodun Olarewaju, confirmed this in a press statement on Thursday.

The announcement came two months after activities on OAU campus were halted by members of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities.

Indonesia allows families to see Nigerians lined up for execution

The families of six Nigerians and eight others on death row in Indonesia for drug trafficking offences were granted last visits on Thursday as their executions loomed, a lawyer said.

The lawyer, Antonius Karwayu, who represented two of the convicts, said that the convicts could face a firing squad at the Nusa Kambangan prison complex off the coast of Java on Thursday.

Karwayu said, “The families have been notified that there would be executions and the convicts had been asked for their last wishes.

Ekiti States | Court remands 19-year-old in prison for alleged rape of 35-yr-old woman

An Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday remanded in prison custody a 19-year-old man, John Julius, for alleged rape of a 35-year-old woman.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Bayo Ajiboye, had told the court that the accused allegedly committed the offence on July 12 at Efon Alaaye-Ekiti.

Rio 2016 | Mikel Obi denies donating $30,000 to Dream Team

Captain of Team Nigeria to the Rio Olympics, John Mikel Obi has denied media reports making the rounds in Nigeria that he gave $30,000 dollars to his teammates in the U23 football team.

Speaking from the team’s camp at the Hyatt Place in Atlanta, USA, Mikel said, “I was first told of this unfortunate story by a friend who called me from Nigeria. I thought he was joking until he sent me the link.

UPDATES | FUTA Rusticates Four Students Arrested For N16m Internet Fraud

The Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) has indefinitely suspended four students of the institution, who were arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for the roles they played in an alleged N16 million Internet fraud. Out of the five suspected undergraduate scammers that were arrested, 4 are from (FUTA) while 1 is from Adekunle Ajashin University, Akungba. A statement released by the Head, Information and Protocol Unit of FUTA, Mr. Adegbenro Adebanjo, said the university’s vice chancellor approved the sanction based on the school rules, which stipulate indefinite suspension for students arrested and being investigated for allegation of criminal activities. 

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Gbagyi Villa Residents in Kaduna Protest Planned Demolition By Government

Residents of Gbagyi community in Kaduna State have asked the state government to drop the planned demolition of their houses that have been marked as illegal structures in the interest of peace in the state.

The residents of the community in Chikun Local Government Area, who staged a protest against the planned demolition on Thursday, insisted that they were the legal owners of the disputed land.

Carrying placards with various inscriptions and chanting anti-government songs, they demanded that the demolition plan is suspended, stating that the matter was already before a court of competent jurisdiction.

Breaking | Two dead as Unknown Gunmen attack new UNIJOS VC

The new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jos, Prof. Sebastian Maimako, on Wednesday, escaped death as some gunmen invaded his private residence in Eto Baba area of Jos North.

The gunmen who were said to have attacked the house at about 8.30pm on Wednesday, were, however, not able to penetrate the house.

Ambassadorial Nominees Recited National Anthem Correctly – SA to President Buhari

The Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang, on Wednesday, dismissed a report that some ambassadorial nominees failed to recite the National Anthem and the Pledge.

Enang in a statement titled – “Ambassadorial Nominees: ‎Media report a misrepresentation of fact,” faulted the report that some ambassadorial nominees faltered when they were asked to recite the National Anthem and the Pledge during their screening at the Senate.

Say What! Chinese woman set hotel in Nigeria ablaze to kill lover

Forty-seven-year-old Zhen Zhen attempted to kill her lover, Leo Feng, 41, when she set Ernest Hotel in the Ikeja area of Lagos on fire.

The hotel attendant, Emeka Nwaegbo, said this at the resumed hearing of the case at the Ebute-Meta Magistrate’s court.

Nwaegbo told the court that Zhen accused Feng of sleeping with her without giving her food, which informed her decision.

Oh Dear! Okadaman commits suicide after failing to meet family needs

Monday Onoja, a frustrated commercial motorcycle operator, popularly called 'Okadaman', has taken the easy way by committing suicide in the Ijebu Igbo area of Ogun State, after he found it difficult providing for his family.

Punch reports that the 45-year-old Onoja, an indigene of Benue State, who had been incapacitated after an accident, was said to be dependent on his wife and when he could no longer bear the situation, hung himself inside his room at his residence on Ogunnaya Street, Ojowo, Ijebu-Igbo.

Cesc Fabregas sees Red as Chelsea Beats Liverpool in Classic Clash (PHOTOS)

Spanish playmaker, Cesc Fabregas was sent off for a nasty flying tackle on Estonian defender,  Ragnar Klavan, 20 minutes from time as English Premier League side, Chelsea defeats Liverpool 1-0 at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles few hours ago in their International Champions Cup clash.

According to Dailymail UK, the game was tetchy rather than violent but nothing is ever entirely friendly these days when Liverpool and Chelsea meet as there were high and reckless tackles, regardless of the facts that this was supposed to be little more than a glorified training exercise.

Ekiti State | Court orders arrest APC chairman, others for murder

An Ekiti State High Court has ordered the arrest of All Progressives Congress (APC) state Chairman, Jide Awe, over their alleged involvement in a murder case.

To be arrested alongside Awe, Faboro John Ojo, Aniramu Basiru and Falayi Busuyi have also been implicated in the murders of Ayo Murphy Jeje and Julianah Adewumi in Erinjiyan-Ekiti on March 30,2013.

Pope Francis trips but escapes injury in Poland

Pope Francis fell Thursday after stumbling down a step on an altar during a visit to Poland but quickly got back to his feet, seemingly without injury.

Polish media broadcast images of the 79-year-old Argentine pontiff stumbling, then falling down out of view before being helped to his feet by altar servers.

Woman bags 10 years sentence for killing four people in car crash

A Canadian woman whose drunk driving left four people dead in January received a 10-year sentence on Thursday.

Catherine McKay, 49, pleaded guilty in June to four counts of impaired driving that killed a whole family.

Full list of Ambassadorial Nominees sent by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Senate

Here is the full list of Ambassadorial Nominees sent by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Senate for approval

1. Obinna Chukwuemeka
2. Salisu Umoru,
3. Iyang Udoh Iyang
4. Okeke Vivian Nwanaku
5. Liman Munir
6. Edem Jane Ada

Governor Wike reveal why he made peace with Min. of Transport, Amaechi

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State said on Wednesday he attended the peace meeting organised by the Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, because of his commitment to peace and development of the state.

The IGP had on Tuesday in Abuja organised a peace meeting between Wike and the former governor of Rivers State, Mr Rotimi Amaechi. Amaechi is the current Minister of Transportation.

The Independent National Electoral Commission had announced the postponement of the legislative rerun in the state earlier slated for Saturday following the burning of its office in Khana LGA.

(MUST READ) Why there is rise in kidney failure – Expert

Dr Musa Obadiah, the Director, Taraba HIV Programme Implementation Unit, has identified self-medication as a major course of kidney failure among Nigerians.

Obadiah made this assertion when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in Jalingo.

He said that this was so because drug consumption without prescription often put organs of the body at risk.

Rio 2016 | Yay! Nigeria got a Rowing representative ... Meet Pretty Chierika Okogu

US-based Chierika Ukogu will be making history at the 2016 Olympics Games, being the first female rower to represent Nigeria. Born on October 1992, Okogu, who is a graduate of Stanford University, said in a recent interview that the sport had been challenging but she will put in her best, adding that her training with members of the U.S. team at the Vesper Boathouse at Schuylkill, Philadelphia had helped develop her skills.

Minister of Agriculture says Nigeria would soon start exporting grasses to Saudi Arabia

Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, says the Federal government is putting up mercenaries to begin Paddock development in Nigeria. Paddock development is the growing of special grasses for cattle.

Speaking at a news conference in Abuja today, Ogbeh said the special grasses when exported, would earn Nigeria some foreign exchange.

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Lol! Now she has to keep her thing to herself, too bad!

Governor Abubakar reveal how Yuguda allegedly withdrew N1 Billion in one day

Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State, yesterday, gave insight on how his predecessor, Mallam Isa Yuguda, allegedly withdrew N1 billion from the state government’s account in one day, accusing him of squandering N2 billion ecological fund.

Abubakar, who spoke during an interface with journalists in Abuja, claimed the ecological fund was allegedly advanced to governors of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, under the administration of former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.

Traditional Leader threatens court action against Dino Melaye over attack on Senator Tinubu

A traditional ruler, the Atapa of Itapa Ijesa, Dr. Olapade Agoro, has threatened court action against a senator representing Kogi State, Dino Melaye, for damaging the reputation of the citizenry in the eyes of the world.

Agoro, a politician and religious leader, described Melaye’s action against Senator Remi Tinubu on the floor of the Senate as a dent on the citizenry and the party on which he stood for election.

The traditional spoke yesterday at his Oluyole home in Ibadan, where he showed a copy of Court of Appeal judgment in favour of his party and seven other political parties which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) de-registered in 2014.

Kogi State | DSS arrests 10 suspected kidnapers

The Kogi State Command of the Department of State Services on Wednesday said it had arrested, at least, 10 suspected kidnappers terrorising the state in the last few weeks.

Four of those arrested in full military uniform were paraded on Wednesday at the Command’s office in Lokoja while six have already been arraigned in court.

The state Director of the command, Mr. Joseph Okpo, who disclosed this to newsmen in Lokoja, said the command arrested four out of a six-man gang that had been operating along Abuja-Lokoja highway last week

Former Head of States, Yakubu Gowon urges Buhari to fix the economy

Former Head of state , General Yakubu Gowon (retd), yesterday, took a retrospective look at the situation in the country and asked President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the country’s economy regain its strength to alleviate the suffering of the masses.

Gowon spoke at Ile-Ife at a programme, Health Caravan and Award ceremony for the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, who was conferred with the Royal Ambassador for Hepatitis Advocacy in Nigeria by the Seham Health Care Foundation as part of activities to commemorate the 2016 World Hepatitis Day.

Edo PDP says Oshiomhole prevent us from using school for campaign

The campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Edo State governorship election was on Wednesday shifted for the second time when the party was shut out of Olua Primary School, the proposed venue, allegedly by the state government.

The party explained that it had applied and received approval for the use of the school field in Uselu, before it was cancelled by the Edo State Government.

It said that it had already put in place logistics and materials needed for the rally, including canopies, chairs, a mounted stage and sound system, but received words from the authorities of the school that they had been directed to cancel the approval given for the usage of the field.

ISIS issues warning London, Says, 'You Are Next!'

ISIS have warned that London is next on it’s hit list following yesterday’s attack on a church in France where a priest was murdered by two IS fanatics.

The threat comes just hours after intelligence services warned that an attack in the UK is “highly likely” following the recent atrocities in Europe. Images threatening attacks in London and other major world capitals have been posted on jihadi messaging app Telegram, according to SITE Intelligence Group.

Business Mogul, TY Danjuma named Board Chairman of Ntel

Nigerian business tycoon, Gen. TY Danjuma, has been named Board Chairman by the NatCom Development & Investment Limited “NatCom”, trading as ntel.

The announcement was made on Wednesday, July, 2016 following General Danjuma’s inaugural board meeting.

With General Danjuma as board chairman, former chairman, Dr. Tunde Ayeni, becomes Vice Chairman. Other members of the board include Captain Idahosa Okunbo, Abiola Ayeni, Kasheem Shettima, Philip Chukwu, Kola Adesina, John Darlington, Dan Kunle, Babatunde Omotoba and Kamar Abass.

Federal Government to commence Feeding of 5.5 Million Pupils in September

The Federal Government, Wednesday, said it will commence its National Home Grown School Feeding Programme this September with 5.5 million pupils across the country.

The National Programme Manager, Mrs Abimbola Adesanmi, disclosed this in Abeokuta during the opening of a two-day stakeholders’ workshop on the Ogun State Home Grown School Feeding Programme.

Have you seen the new dirty dance step? Watch Couple Engage in it

This Instagram video of a couple dressed in white and energetically engaged in a dirty dancing has broken the internet with over 37,000 views in just 6 days. The identity of the couple, as well as their nationalities, couldn't be ascertained as at press time.

The male counterpart in the video obviously fiddled with the lady's bum recklessly. The fear is currently growing that the video may influence Nigerian couples and dancers to adopt the wild technique which is prominent in Jamaica and Mexico.

Watch the video below:

Police Seal Celestial Church Where Malnourished Boy Was Chained (Photo)

On the 22nd of July 2016, at about 10:30hrs at Ajibawo in Ado odo OTA division 2, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC officers rescued a boy named Taiwo Korede aged nine years who had been chained for weeks at Celestial Church of Christ, Key of Joy Parish Ajiwo in Ogun State.

SHAMED! Koffi Olomide, Arrives Makala Prison To Begin His Sentence. (VIDEO)

Congolese musician, Koffi Olomide, who was apprehended after he physical assaulted one of his female dancers in Kenya, was yesterday sentenced to a year in prison without the option of fine for his action.

As the singer arrives at the Makala prison in Kinshasa, the prison sentence has commenced with immediate effect.

Gov Dickson says Military Action Can’t Stop Niger Delta Militancy

The Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson, on Wednesday maintained that deployment of the military to Niger Delta would not quell militancy in the region.

The military had threatened to use force if dialogue with the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) and other militant groups in the region fail to yield the desired results.

But speaking with State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Dickson said the only way out of the crisis is dialogue and negotiations.