Saturday 30 July 2016

Kogi Jail Break | 13 inmates escapes Koton-Karfe Minimum Prison

According to reports, 13 inmates have escaped after a jail break at the Koton/Karfe minimum prison in Kogi state. The jailbreak happened this morning at about 7am.

Budget Padding | DSS Seals Appropriation Committee Office

Men of the Department of State Security Service (DSS), have sealed the office of the House Committee on Appropriation.

This comes as the budget padding scandal rocking the House of Representatives continues.

The former chairman of the committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin, is said to have petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over his claim of budget padding by the principal officers of the House.

Kenyan socialite Vera Sidika put her massive cleavage on display

These days you really can't tell if a lady is wearing a pad or not ... But Vera Sidika is known to be a busty lady, she shared the above picture on her social media page

Amber Rose begs Wiz Khalifa to give her another Child

Amber Rose definitely wants another baby, but not just with anyone. The #Muva herself wants another baby with her ex-husband and baby father Wiz Khalifa.

On her VH1 show last night she says that she went to Charlotte, NC to see Wiz’s show since he is on tour with Snoop Dogg. Amber shared an interesting fun fact on her show about what happened when she requested his sperm.

Dele Momodu honored with a doctorate degree by a Ghanaian university (PHOTOS)

Ovation publisher, Dele Momodu was today honored with a doctorate degree by the University of Professional Studies in Accra, Ghana. Congrats to him. The ceremony was atteneded by his family and the President of Ghana, John Mahama.

Zidane's men ease past Blues despite Hazard double (Real Madrid 3-2 Chelsea)

A Marcelo double and a stunning strike from Mariano Diaz helped Real Madrid to a 3-2 victory over Chelsea in the International Champions Cup as Eden Hazard's late brace proved in vain.

European Champions Madrid were beaten 3-1 by Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday, but it appeared as though the Liga giants were in store for a comfortable win in front of a bumper crowd of 105,826 at the Michigan Stadium.

Full-back Marcelo put Zinedine Zidane's men in command with an unlikely brace, first seeing a long-range effort deflect in before adding a second with a cool finish.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores on his debut as Manchester United beat Galatasaray 5-2 (Watch Highlights)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic marked his Manchester United debut in style by scoring a spectacular bicycle kick in a 5-2 friendly victory over Galatasaray.

It took less than four minutes for the Swedish striker, playing on familiar territory at Gothenburg's Ullevi Stadium, to open his account, acrobatically despatching an Antonio Valencia cross from the right.

Wayne Rooney (two), Marouane Fellaini and Juan Mata also found the net for United, but new boss Jose Mourinho will be disappointed with the defending for the goals from Sinan Gumus and Bruma that left his side trailing 2-1 at the break.

Breaking | 16 confirm dead as Hot Air Balloon Catches Fire

Police confirmed that 16 people died on Saturday in the crash of a hot-air balloon, which eyewitnesses said struck power transmission lines and burst into flames before plunging into a pasture in Texas.

According to reports from Reuters, the Federal Aviation Administration said the crash, one of the deadliest balloon accidents on record, occurred near Lockhart, about 30 miles (50 km) south of Austin and that at least 16 people were on board the craft.

The FAA did not comment on fatalities, but Caldwell County Sheriff Daniel Law said there did not appear to be any survivors and that his office was working to determine the identities of those aboard.

Boko Haram can’t distract us - UNICEF resumes aid in Borno

UNICEF says it will not allow the attack on its convoy divert it from reaching the over two million people in need of aid in the north-east.

On Thursday, a humanitarian escort duty and Nigerian soldiers were ambushed and attacked by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state.

The convoy, which was en route Maiduguri from Bama, included staff from UNICEF, UNFPA, and IOM.

Describing the attack as “heartless”, Jean Gough, UNICEF representative in Nigeria, said the task at hand is important.

In Nasarawa | Two feared dead as policeman shoots workers

Two workers of the Nasarawa State Civil Service were feared dead while five others sustained various degrees of injury when an officer of the Nasarawa State Police Command shot at protesting workers during a visit by the national leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress to the state.

The National President of NLC, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, stated this while briefing journalists at the police clinic on Friday in Lafia, the state capital, where four workers who were shot at were receiving treatment.

OAP Freeze weighs in the alleged #SaveMayowa scam

Controversial OAP, Freeze has aired his opinion and gives reasons why Nigerians should let the family be.

He took to Instagram today, July 29, 2016, writing, "#SaveMayowa

Dear Nigerians, in our plight to demystify the Mayowa saga, let's remember how this issue started in the first place. No matter what is, or is not a scam, there is one piece of truth no one can debunk! Mayowa is really sick, in a tremendous amount of pain, and needs us right now even more than ever before.

When Aramide Kasumu the CEO of @lifestakefoundation called me the day the news broke, alleging a scam, I refused to write or speak about it for two main reasons:

Athletics Federation of Nigeria demands clarification on disqualified 4x400m team

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria is waiting for more information from the World Anti Doping Agency and the  International Olympic Committee (IOC) on the status of the Nigerian 4x400m relay quartet, which stands disqualified following the alleged dope offence of an athlete in the team.

The women 4x400m was one of the Nigerian teams with a realistic chance of winning a medal at the Games beginning on August 5. But there will be no Olympic slot for the team, following the involvement of Tosin Adeloye in the races that qualified the Nigerian women for Rio 2016.

President approves Board of Trustees for Ogoniland cleanup

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a 13-member Governing Council and 10-member Board of Trustees for the cleanup of Ogoniland in Rivers.

The Minister of Environment, Mrs Amina Mohammed, announced this in a statement by Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr Bukar Hassan, in Abuja on Saturday.

The minister said the structures would ensure inclusiveness, accountability, transparency and sustainability of the exercise.

Pinnick explains Why he was Not At Keshi’s Burial

Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick has given reasons why he was not at the burial of former Super Eagles captain and coach Stephen Keshi in his home town, Illah, Delta State on Friday.

Following his absence from the final burial rites, Pinnick came under criticism for not being present especially being a former employer of the late Keshi.

Military will restore total peace to North East – COAS

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has assured that the military will restore full peace to the North East in line with the desire of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Buratai gave the assurance while addressing troops undergoing training at the Nigerian Army Special Forces Training School at Buni Yadi, Yobe.

He charged the troops to sustain the momentum of ongoing counter insurgency operations to flush out the insurgents.

He said, “Operation Lafia Dole’ has entered a critical stage. You must sustain the momentum; there is no going back

New crop of Artistes sings foolishness, nothingness - Ras Kimono

Veteran Reggae artiste, Ras Kimono, is an angry man at the moment. And the source of his bristling anger is nothing other than young Nigerian artistes holding sway at the moment.

Ras Kimono isn’t pleased that none of the artistes is singing ‘reality’ songs.

In an exclusive chat with Showtime, the ‘Rum-Bar Stylee’ master thundered, “None of the new crop of artistes now are doing real reggae. They are afraid to sing reality.

Incredible! Rare Health Condition turns a 4-years-old boy to a very old man (PHOTOS)

The condition means that Bayezid Hossain, from outside Magura in southern Bangladesh, suffers a swollen face, hollow eyes, sagging skin, aching joints and difficulties passing urine.

The skin condition means that the boy's skin sags like an old man. Despite his young age, he also already has weak and broken teeth. While his intelligence levels are much higher than normal, other children are afraid to play with him due to his remarkable appearance.

Photos from the Burial ceremony of Asari Dokubo's first wife, Zainab

Here are photos from the burial ceremony of Zainab Asari Dokubo, the first wife of ex Militant leader Asari Dokubo.

She died in an accident during the week while travelling to Ibadan.

Oh Dear! Davido And Baby Mama, Sophie Momodu Word Each other on Snapchat

Davido seems to have a volatile relationship with his baby mama Sophia Momodu, with the two usually at loggerheads.

They went at it again this time on snapchat as Davido said Sophia called him a deadbeat dad. They went at it seriously in a chat that he posted where they argued about their daughter, Imade.

Sheriff says Nigeria still has fine judges after favourable court judgement

Ali Modu Sheriff, factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the ruling that nullified the forthcoming convention of the party is proof that the country still has fine judges.

Okon Abang, a judge of a federal high court in Abuja, had declared the caretaker committee of the PDP as illegal, voiding the convention scheduled for August 17 in Port Harcourt.

Commending the ruling, Sheriff said the order was a demonstration of the existence of some fine judges in Nigeria.

MEND and FG reach agreement to end Niger-Delta crisis

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) and the Federal Government currently engaged in a dialogue through the oil companies and security agencies have reached far-reaching compromises, including the release of former militant leader, Henry Okah, in prison in South Africa and Charles Okah, incarcerated in Nigeria. 

They also agreed that ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo , alias Tompolo, would not be harassed by government if he makes himself available as a delegate on MEND Aaron Team 2, while the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, would be released on condition that he renounces the agitation for “Biafra Republic.”

Gameiro Signs 4-year deal with Atletico Madrid

Kevin Gameiro has joined Atletico Madrid on a four-year deal from Sevilla believed to be worth £28million.

The move sees Argentine striker Luciano Vietto head the opposite way on a season-long loan deal.

The 29-year-old Frenchman Gameiro scored 67 goals during three seasons with Sevilla, helping it win three Europa League titles.

Transfer News | Paul Pogba signs Manchester United shirt

Juventus star Paul Pogba has been photographed signing a Manchester United number six shirt with his name on the back.

The snap was taken by United fan Jonathan Perkins in Los Angeles, where Pogba has been finishing up his post-Euro 2016 holiday.

The 23-year-old France international midfielder is close to joining United in a world-record transfer deal in excess of £100m.

WONDERS! Nipples are Now Been Sold in The Market (PHOTOS)

This is simply wonderment! So it has finally gotten to this! This is officially an era where women now fake everything about them. When we thought we have seen enough of padded buttocks, eyelashes, hair, honeypot lips e.t.c then this new arrival comes in padded nipples. This is certainly a season of padded things.

Zika Virus | England Warns Pregnant Women to Delay Travel to Florida

Public health officials in England are advising pregnant women to delay nonessential travel to Florida after the first known local transmission of the Zika virus was discovered in the U.S.

In its updated travel advice, Public Health England increased the risk designation for Florida from low to medium.

Renowned Medical Doctor, Abdulkareem Abdulrahman declared missing in Kwara

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Kwara Chapter, has declared one of its members, Dr Abdulkareem Abdulrahman, missing.

Dr Victor Iroha, the Secretary of NMA in the state, announced this in a statement given to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on Saturday.

Iroha said Abdulraheem, a medical officer with Hospital Management Bureau, was posted to General Hospital in Omu- Aran.

PHOTOS | Nnamdi Kanu, Kicks off the 2016 Kuje Prison Football Championship

The leader of Indegenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday, July 29th, declared 'The Kuje Prison 2016 Championship Competition' opened at the prisons in FCT where he has been remanded since last year.

While declaring the competition open, Nnamdi Kanu reportedly said that his main purpose for sponsoring the competition this year was for inmates to have freedom and relate with one another, adding that the competition is to foster peace and co-existence among the inmates and the prison officers.

Aww! Minister of Environment shows her Beauty and Fitness as She Jogged this Morning (Photos)

The Minister of Environment, Amina J Mohammed, has taken to Twitter to show off pictures of her and others jogging to keep fit.

She jogged alongside some others from the Ministry of Environment, Abuja at the National Stadium.

Dogara Bribed Appropriation Committee Members with $20,000 Each - Abdulmumin Jibrin

Former chairman Appropriation Committee of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin has made more shocking revelation as he continues to speak on the padded budget. 

Jibrin has released a statement allegeding that Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara bribed Appropriation Committee members with $20,000.

The statement reads:

Secondary School Student Allegedly Invents Phone That Make Calls Free of Charge

A Grade 12 learner in Namibia has invented a phone that doesn't need airtime to make calls. The schoolboy in the country’s Ohagwena Region came up with a sim-less mobile phone that does not require airtime to make calls to solve the country's problem.

The boy identified as Simon Petrus, a pupil at Abraham Iyambo Senior Secondary School created the phone using spares from a phone and television set, New Era reports.

The phone is complete with a light bulb, fan and charger socket, the handset functions off power supplied through a radiator and is able to make calls to anywhere through the use of radio frequencies.

The Body Bella Hadid put on display on her nude outfit though ... (PHOTOS)

Bella Hadid put her enviable body on display in a skintight nude crop top with matching leggings on Friday in Beverly Hills as she had a lunch date with her father Mohamed Hadid.

Gay Activist, Bisi Alimi reacts to story that he is dating Caitlyn Jenner

He shared this on his social media page ...

Ooni Of Ife urges everyone to come together and see ourselves as one (See Post)

The Ooni of Ife Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi shared this on his Instagram page.

Say What! Checkout the luxury 'VIP Cell" Brazilian Drug Kingpin serves his time (PHOTOS)

A Brazilian drug lord serving an eight-year prison sentence, spent his time behind bars in a 'VIP cell' - complete with a plasma television, a kitchen, wardrobes, conference room, air conditioning, tiled walls, furniture, and library - complete with a DVD collection that included all episodes of a television show about Pablo Escobar. 

Jarvis Chimenes Pavao, one of South America's deadliest and most feared drug lords was sentenced to 8 years in prison after being found guilty of money laundering charges and was locked up in Tacumb prison in Asuncion, Paraguay, where he lived a life of luxury

Mr Ibu shower praises on his "God sent" Wife

Nollywood Comic Actor gushes about his wife on new pictures he shared on his social media page

He captioned the photo: "It is only when u re married to your God sent then u become a real man.. pls guys dis is a typical example of what I mean so I am a real man oo pls pray b4 u get involved."

After 8th Successful Boobs Job, Katie Price is happy to flaunt the new looks (PHOTOS)

Katie Price, 38, looked to be pleased with her newly enlarged breasts as she stepped out braless in a little grey vest top, on Friday. The former model and current TV Host walked in Manchester wearing casual clothing which showed off her boobs. She recently had her 8th breast surgery.

Singer Diamond Platnumz shares Lovely Photo with his family

The singer shared photos of himself, his baby mama and their daughter having a quiet moment at home.

OPINION | Is this dressing Indecent for a Muslim Sister? (Read Comments)

Came across this conversation on social media about the dressing of some Muslim sister, so say it is an "Haram" because the Jalabiya is for men and others raise the opinion that the clothes are covering their body and you can't say it is meant for men by mere looking at it. 

What's your take on this?

Emeka Ike, others blast clerics who condemned Kano film village project

President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Emeka Ike, has reacted to the N3.7bn film village project in Kano State that was cancelled by the Federal Government.

Ike said it was unfortunate that such a laudable project had to be stopped because clerics in the state kicked against it, adding that those who called for the cancellation of the project are ignorant.

Speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Friday, the controversial actor said, “I think it is ignorance on the part of anybody who kicks against the establishment of a film village in the North. These people forget that if the film village is established in Kano, it could help propagate Islam. Through movie making, drama, musicals, they could actually preach to the world the doctrine of Islam.

OPC won’t strike unless it gets approval – Gani Adams on Militant Attacks

The leader of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, has said his organisation would not strike back at the militants terrorising Lagos and its environs until it gets the needed approval from the state government.

In an interview in Lagos yesterday, the OPC leader decried what he described as none committal support from the state government, security agents and leaders of the Yoruba race.

He said his organisation has realised that most of its efforts and sacrifices in the past have always been mistaken and treated as criminal acts in government and security circles.

Dangote Sugar Refinery announces N11bn profit before tax

Dangote Sugar Refinery (DSR) has announced a profit before tax (PBT) of N11.1 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2016.

This is contained in a statement issued by the company on Friday in Lagos.

The statement showed that the PBT increased by 13.3 per cent compared with N9.8 billion posted in the preceding period of 2015.

Alex Ferguson gives nudge over Paul Pogba's deal

Former Manchester United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, has given the green light for Paul Pogba’s £100million transfer, after meeting with Jose Mourinho at the club’s training ground.

Ferguson, who retired as manager three years ago, also used the opportunity to mingle with the current crop of players.

Cristiano Ronaldo to miss Real Madrid's Super Cup, La Liga opener

Cristiano Ronaldo will not play in the UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla on August 9 and is doubtful for Real Madrid’s La Liga opener against Real Sociedad 12 days later, according to manager Zinedine Zidane.

The Portugal forward injured his knee during the Euro 2016 final win against France on July 10 and is currently in rehabilitation.

South African Police assures thorough investigation over death of Nigeria Businessman

Mr Collins Mgbo, the Secretary of Nigeria Union, Limpopo Province chapter, South Africa, says the South African Police have assured of thorough investigation on the killing of a Nigerian businessman.

The businessman, Ikejiaku Chinedu, 35, father of three, was killed at Mokopane town, Limpopo Province on Tuesday by operatives of a private security company.

PDP Crises | Sheriff to meet Jonathan in attempt to quench Crises – Ojougboh

The faction of the embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sen Ali Modu Sheriff, has reached out to former President, Goodluck Jonathan, in a bid to end the crisis currently rocking the party.

The disclosure was made following a meeting between Senator Buruji Kashamu and Sheriff in Abuja on how to end the leadership squabble in the party.

Ministers are living in conditions equal to most Nigerians - Minister of Transport, Amaechi

The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed that some of his colleagues in the federal cabinet are currently squatting in Abuja.

He spoke in an interview with Osasu Igbinedion, on The Osasu Show.
“Listen to me; do you know that ministers, as we are talking now, some of them are squatting? We are living in conditions equal to that of most Nigerians,” the former Rivers Governor said.

Sierra Leonean Envoy abductors says they used N1.5m ransom for Sallah celebration

The suspects who kidnapped the Deputy High Commissioner of Sierra Leone to Nigeria, Maj-Gen. Alfred Claude-Nelson, have confessed to the crime.

The kidnappers, who are currently in police custody, made a series of confessions on Friday, with some of them saying they used to be cattle rustlers but had to venture into kidnapping following the killing of some of their members by herdsmen.

Leicester Coach confident Mahrez won't be leaving this Season

Claudio Ranieri has few doubts about Riyad Mahrez's future as contract talks continue between Leicester City and their star man ahead of the new Premier League season.

The reigning champions are desperate to hold onto the mercurial winger, who scored 17 Premier League goals and laid on another 11 for his team-mates last season, despite reported interest from Arsenal.

But Ranieri says he has seen nothing in his day-to-day interactions with the Algeria international to suggest that he is seeking an exit from the King Power Stadium.

Pastor who Sleeps With Female Members To Make Them Fertile Arrested

A Ugandan man of God, and the senior pastor with the Pentecostal Ministries in Lira District has been arrested by the police for allegedly sleeping with his female members who are looking for fruits of the womb, after telling them that he has a mandate from God to make them fertile, Daily Monitor reports.

It was gathered that the pastor who also claimed to have the powers to solve all the personal problems in the world, has also been accused of extorting money from the public under the disguise of giving them special blessings.

Wanputu! Read the Message this Young Lady has for Her Future Husband

The bravery of our young girls this days, Na wa Ooo! Just imagine what she is saying about herself ... Please someone should help me look for her parents, Biko!