Wednesday 10 August 2016

New militant group, NDGJM blows up pipe line in Delta

A new militant group, Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate, which threatened to blow up oil installations in the upland of the Niger Delta region, on Wednesday, made good its threat.

Nigerian mother pays man £1000 to pose as her baby’s dad to avoid deportation

A Nigerian mother, Faust Abolore, who paid a man £1,000 to pose as her newborn baby’s father in order to avoid deportation, has been arraigned before a court in the United Kingdom.

According to UK newspaper, Standard Evening, UK police found out about her fraudulent act through online pictures of the real father cradling his son at a naming ceremony.

Faust Abolore, 29, was said to have hired one Anthony Ezekpo, 44, in a plot to gain British citizenship, using his name on the baby’s birth certificate and a subsequent passport application, Inner London Crown Court heard on Wednesday.

Jonathan Akinyemi out of canoe slalom at #Rio2016

Jonathan Akinyemi failed to make a mark in slalom canoeing on Wednesday at the Rio Olympics after placing 20th in a field of 21.

The UK-based 27-year-old Nigerian could only record a time of 104.59 in his second run in the men’s kayak singles event.

His time was just a few seconds better than the 107.49 he recorded in his first run.

#Rio2016: Argentina crashes out of Olympic football group-stage

Crisis-struck Argentine football suffered another blow Wednesday when the two-time Olympic gold medallists were dumped out of the Rio Games at the group stages following a 1-1 draw with Honduras.

Argentina needed to win to secure a place in the last eight due to their inferior goal difference with the Hondurans after both had lost to Portugal and beat Algeria in their opening two group matches.

However, the Central Americans sprung a huge surprise as Antony Lorenzo’s penalty 15 minutes from time put them in front in Brasilia and, despite Mauricio Martinez’s equaliser deep into stoppage time, Argentina bowed out in embarrassing fashion.

Dwindling Economic: Nigerians adjust feeding patterns, embrace prayers

A fresh public opinion poll by NOIPolls on Wednesday revealed that Nigerians have been compelled to adjust the feeding patterns of their families, while others have resigned to fate, resorting to seeking divine intervention through prayers as the country’s economic situation worsens.

The poll conducted in conjunction with Business Day Media revealed that about two-thirds of the country’s 170 million population (66 percent) lamented the hardship they and members of their families were facing since the country’s economic situation worsened over the past three months.

Sheriff gives condition for peace over PDP crises

Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has failed to broker peace between Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, and the National Caretaker committee chairman of the party.

Ali Modu-Sheriff, who met with the caretaker committee, also insisted that the new convention which he is proposing must be held in Abuja and the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike should not head the convention committee.

54 students denounce cultism in Benue

No fewer than 54 students from various tertiary institutions in Benue State have denounced cultism.

The students left different cult groups during an interactive session between heads of tertiary institutions in the state and the Coordinator of Campus Cult Eradication Foundation, an NGO.

The students made the decision at a meeting co-sponsored by the police.

Boko Haram relocating to Bauchi State – Senator Misau

Senator Isa Hamma Misau (APC, Bauchi Central) has said that the Boko Haram sect members were relocating from their stronghold in Sambisa Forest to a new base in Bauchi.

The retired Police officer, told Daily Trust that the insurgents had started establishing themselves in Burra Forest in Ningi Emirate Council of his constituency.

He said the Burra forest was linked through a corridor to the Falgore Forrest in Kano state and Saminaka in Kaduna State.

I’m Madly In Love With My Son, Nothing Can Tear Us Apart – Mom (Photos)

A 36-year-old New Mexico woman, Monica Mares, has declared her undying love for her son, Caleb Peterson, stressing that nothing can tear them apart.

Mares, who has eight other children, had given up her son for adoption right after he was born 19 years ago, but on reuniting with each other recently, they were said to have fallen in love, Daily Mail is reporting.

In an interview, Mares said she was willing to give up her other children to fight for her love with Peterson; whom she had when she was only 16.

NEMA compliment USAID for donating $37m to Nigeria

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has commended the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for donating 37 million dollars for humanitarian assistance to Nigeria.

The Director-General, Mr Muhammed Sidi, gave the commendation when he received, Mr Jeremy Konyndyk, Director of Foreign Disaster Assistance led USAID team in Abuja on Wednesday.

Uche returns to Spain, joins Tarragona

Super Eagles striker, Ikechukwu Uche, has joined a Spanish second division side, Gimnastic Tarragona. The 32-year-old striker signed a one year deal with the club, africanFootball.com reports.

Uche has featured for Villarreal, Granada, Getafe, Real Zaragoza and Malaga in the Spanish La Liga.

Amnesty International to probe rights abuse during Bayelsa election

Amnesty International, United Kingdom, on Wednesday said it will investigate cases of human rights violation during the December 2015 governorship election in Bayelsa.

Barr. Ata Ikiddeh of the Amnesty Office in UK disclosed this at a public presentation of findings on unreported cases of human rights abuse during the poll.

#Rio2016: Kristin Armstrong wins women's time trial for third time

American Kristin Armstrong wins the Olympic women's time trial for the third time in a row at the age of 42.

Great Britain's Emma Pooley, who, like Armstrong, came out of retirement to compete in Rio, finished 14th.

Budget padding is part of our constitutional duty – Reps member

The Chairman House of Representative Committee on Legislative Compliance, Abiodun Olasupo has insisted the House of Representatives have done no wrong in the current budget padding controversy.

Olasupo stated this on Wednesday during the inspection of some zonal intervention projects and federal government projects within his constituency in Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State.

He stated that budget padding remains a constitutional responsibility of the legislative arm of government.

Longtime ESPN Host, John Saunders Dies at 61

John Saunders, one of ESPN’s beloved hosts for nearly 30 years, has died, the network announced on Wednesday, August 10. He was 61.

The sports journalist, who joined the ESPN team in December 1986, was best known for his coverage of college football, basketball and the NHL. He was also a news anchor on the Sunday night edition of SportsCenter during the NFL season and previously hosted The Sports Reporters.

'I'll expose corruption in govt. when I leave office,' Governor says

Edo state Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has said that he joined politics to understand the antics of politicians.

Speaking in Abuja on Wednesday, August 10, at a programme organised by the Kukah centre, with the theme ‘From activism to political power: the challenges of democratic governance in Nigeria,’ the outgoing governor said he would expose what he has learnt when he leaves office.

He said: “I joined the ruling class, having been temporarily associated with them, for the purpose of studying them to know and expose the hidden things they use to manipulate and control societies.

OMG! See the steamy Photos that Singer K. Michelle shared on Instagram

Popular American R&B singer, K. Michelle, has taken to her Instagram to give his thousands of fans a sneak peak into her sizzling bedroom with her boo, Dr. Simms. 

The music star spent much of Monday night posting intimate pictures of her and her fiancé doing some foreplay in the room. 

Say What | This Man work at the ongoing #Rio2016 is to distribute CONDOMS

The Olympics have gotten the reputation of being quite a sexed up affair, and the Rio Olympics are looking to be no exception. Pictures have been circulating on social media of Eric. Eric's job is to walk around the Olympics with a big sack of condoms -handing them out to athletes.

Man ran his car over his wife's legs after accusing her of cheating (PHOTO)

A man who got really angry with his wife after accusing her of cheating has done something really devastating to her. 

The man identified as Stephen Gichuhi, ran over his wife with a car in Nairobi.

The woman, Margaret Wambui, who has been detained at Nairobi Women's Hospital for four months over an unpaid bill, accused her husband of running over her with a minibus after he accused her of infidelity.

So Sad! Talented Teenage Nigerian Rapper Leoandro Osemeke Stabbed To Death In London

A murder investigation has been launched after a teenager was stabbed to death at a house party in Peckham, London, days before he was due to go to Nigeria on holiday with his family.

Leoandro Osemeke popularly known as Showkey, a 16-year-old musician was found with knife wounds to his upper body after police were called to a disturbance near a large house party at Colgrove Road on Friday August 5, at 7.19pm. Despite paramedics' efforts to save him, the teen died at the scene. 

Hilarious Photo differentiation between when dating and marriage ...

The photo shows two situations that are likened to the difference between what happens during the dating period in a couple's life and when they actually get married.

Obviously, the focal point is that the dating period is characterized by more fondness for each other.

Football Icon David Beckham's son, Brooklyn goes Blonde

Brooklyn Beckham posted a shot of his new hairdo to his Instagram account on Tuesday, showing off his substantially lighter locks.

Buhari swears in Four SA and a Perm Sec

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday administered oaths of office on four Special Advisers and a permanent secretary at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The event took place shortly before the commencement of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) under the chairmanship of the president.

Three men impersonating EFCC Chairman apprehended

According to a statement, the Enugu Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested 3 people for impersonation and attempt to obtain money by false pretext from the Anambra State Secretary to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Casmir I. Ajulu.

The arrested persons are Chukwuma Charles Eze, Ogechi Emeka Okwuosa and Anokwuru Miriam Iheoma.

A press statement issued by the EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Ujuwaren,  said that arrest of the trio came on the heels of a petition that a text message was purportedly sent on 26th March 2016 by the Acting Executive Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu to Ajulu’s phone requesting him to send a list of names of House of Representatives designates that want their Certificate of Return for the last election held in Anambra State.

Ebonyi State Female lawmaker swag up with her customized Hummer Jeep

Maria Ude Nwachi, is a member of the Ebonyi state House of Assembly representing Afikpo Northeast Constituency.

The extravagant politician, who owns Maria INortheastrt shared photos of her Hummer H2, with customized plates, ‘Afikpochic’.

Off the Market! Kendall Jenner is “full-on dating” rapper A$AP Rocky

Kendall Jenner is “full-on dating” rapper A$AP Rocky, a source confirms to Us Weekly. “It’s the real deal,” says the insider of the pair, who first sparked rumors of a hookup when he attended her PacSun launch in NYC February 8.

Unlike with her on-off flings with L.A. Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson and former One Direction singer Harry Styles, the source adds, the supermodel, 20, is going the extra mile to see Rocky, who has been previously linked to fellow top model Chanel Iman and Iggy Azalea.

Meet the New Duke who at just aged 25 inherits £9bn fortune

At just 25, Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor, who has become the 7th Duke of Westminster after the sudden death of his 64-year-old father on Tuesday, will inherit a family fortune estimated by American business magazine Forbes at about £9bn, and the ancestral seat Eaton Hall in Cheshire.

Though the third of four siblings, the duke, previously known by the honorary title Earl Grosvenor, is the only son of the late Duke of Westminster and his wife, Natalia.

Little is publicly known of the former student of countryside management at Newcastle University. His family guarded his privacy as he was growing up as heir apparent to the vast fortune, which now makes him the third wealthiest landowner in the UK, and, according to Forbes, the 68th wealthiest person in the world.

We have TV in all our rooms ... My wife ties wrapper to watch movies in the neighbourhood - Man laments

A 57-year-old cleric has begged an Igando Customary Court, Lagos, to dissolve his marriage to his wife, Titilayo, for allegedly making him a ”laughing stock” in their neighbourhood.

Minkail Abdul-Hammed, who made this known on Wednesday, told the court that “my wife’s nakedness was seen by spectators free of charge’’.

The Rock throw jabs at Fast and Furious male co-stars in Instagram

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson who plays the character of Luke Hobbs in hit franchise, Fast and Furious took to his Instagram page yesterday to call out his male co-stars. He accused them of being unprofessional and 'candy asses'. While the 44-year-old actor didn't mention names, the movie has a stellar cast which includes Vin Diesel, Ludacris, Tyrese, Jason Statham and Scott Eastwood. None of the aforementioned have commented on the post but insiders now say that the guys are very annoyed, especially as there's still a week and a half to go until filming wraps.

Alerts! Army reveals plans by Boko Haram members to attack FCT, Imo, Katsina, others

Nigerian Army has released a statement alerting the public of plans by Boko Haram to attack some locations in Nigeria. According to the statement, the group plans to attack police stations in Abuja, Kano, Sokoto and Kebbi state while a prison in Adamawa is also being targeted. The statement adds that the sect members are also planning to attack market places in Imo, Bauchi and Katsina state. The statement adds that schools that are presently in session in Yobe, Adamawa and Borno state are also at risk.

Russian Business woman poses nude with infant son to throw support for breastfeeding mothers

Businesswoman, Julia Prudko, a former journalist who runs a PR agency in the Russian capital city of Moscow has caused a stir online with her breastfeeding photo. She posed completely nude with her son in order to express solidarity with breastfeeding mothers.

The photo which she uploaded to Instagram has gone viral. Breastfeeding in public is a controversial issue in Russia with traditionalists calling for more discretion while many modern mothers argue that it is completely natural.

#Rio2016: Serena Williams crashes out after losing to Ukrainian Elina Svitolina

The rate at which these big starts are crashing out of Olympics raises eyebrows. Defending champion Serena Williams is out of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, after losing to 20th-ranked Ukrainian Elina Svitolina.

Williams lost to Svitolina 6-4, 6-3 in the third round, ending her bid to become the first tennis player to collect a pair of singles golds.

Nigerians Misses GEJ - Ben Murray-Bruce

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce reply a fan tweets ...

"Nothing ages a woman faster than poor mental health" - Betty Irabor

Publisher of Genevieve Magazine, Betty Irabor shared this via her Instagram page. Titled Anti-ageing of the mind. 

She wrote:
"At what age should women begin the onslaught against ageing? What really does anti-ageing mean? Is it the same as ageing gracefully? The most used and (abused) tag line in beauty products promotion now is Anti-ageing. Beauty products are all about anti ageing. Oh, I have a few of those products on my dresser.

Fine Man | Timaya looks dapper in blue suit (PHOTO)

The self acclaimed "Egberipapa 1" of Bayelsa shared the photo some few days back as he turned up for a wedding ...

Judge issues Warrant for Tyga’s Arrest After He Fails to Show Up for Court

A judge has issued an arrest warrant for Tyga after failed to appear in court today.

According to TMZ, Kylie’s BF was a no-show in court Tuesday, where he was supposed to appear so lawyers for his former landlord could grill him about his finances. The landlord got a $480,000 judgment against the rapper who fell way behind on rent and left the Malibu home in shambles. Tyga hasn’t paid the judgment, so the landlord wants to know where Tyga’s hiding his assets.

Despicable! Brother Forcefully had Anal S*x with his teenage brother

A 15-year-old boy has been arraigned for allegedly sodomising his younger brother aged nine twice at knife point. 

The Chronicle reports that the boy who is doing Form Three was remanded out of custody after his lawyer Mr Matshobana Ncube from Phulu Ncube Legal Practitioners said probation officers were failing to access him. He is facing two counts of aggravated indecent assault.

Hot, Hot | See Pictures of South African Girl that is Making Guys Gets Goosebumps on Instagram

This is Prudence April Maake; she is one of the physically endowed South African ladies on Instagram with a befitting bum that suits her body shape. She has a taste for good clothes and bikini wears.

She is so confident about her clean skin which is part of her selling points on social media alongside her bum. The young lady unlike other social media queens is a property and real estate agent, Independent Distributor at Herbalife nutrition, Sales Representative at Inuka Fragrances located in her country.

EFCC Finally Releases Popular Blogger After 36hrs in Detention

An Abuja-based political blogger and publisher of Abusidiqu.com, Abubakar Sidiq, who was in the early hours of Monday, August 8, 2016, arrested by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for a reported publication on his website, has been released.

The anti-graft agency, EFCC later released a statement on Monday, on the reason why it arrested the blogger which caused an uproar online.

Jimi Agbaje picks up PDP Chairmanship Form, promises To Restore PDP’s Lost Glory

Lagos State Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2015 election, Mr Jimi Agbaje has promised to restore the party’s winning magic at elections.

Agbaje said this while addressing journalists after he picked the nomination forms for the chairmanship position of the party in Abuja.

His words: “We accept that mistakes were made in the past in the PDP, especially with our internal democracy. So, we have to go back to the position of the founding fathers of our party on internal democracy.

Suspected Cultist attack in Lagos Community, leaves three dead

Gunmen suspected to be cult members have invaded Abule Nla Road in the Iponri area of Lagos State, shooting at youths in a restaurant. During the shootout, three persons were reportedly killed.

Read via Punch News:
The victims comprised a student of a polytechnic in Ogun State, Damilola Adegoke, and two of his friends, identified only as Kehinde and Junior, aka Hypo. It was learnt that another friend, who sustained gunshot injuries on both legs, was recuperating in a private hospital in the area.

LMAO! This Happened after Kate Henshaw Stole a Bible and Ran to Jesus (Watch Video)

The video clip which has since gone viral is a part of an excerpt from an old Nollywood film starring Kate Henshaw.

In the movie, Kate Henshaw had stolen a bible and had a curse placed on her.

Say What | See the Moneyed Witch-doctor who doesn't Miss Church Service (PHOTO)

Annah Mutheu is a very rich witch-doctor living an extravagant lifestyle unlike many in her profession. The woman lives in a lavish home she estimated to be worth Sh40 million (N127m) and has a fleet of cars and often jets in and out of the country like a corporate high-flier.

According to The Nairobian, the popular  witch-doctor from Kenya does not miss church service as she revealed she inherited the trade from her parents .

Economic Recession | Nigeria Has No Other Option than to Borrow - Adeosun

Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, says Nigeria, at this point, has no choice but to borrow to invest in the Nigerian economy. 

While speaking at a town hall meeting in Abuja, the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, said Nigeria at this point (economic recession) has no choice but to borrow to invest in the Nigerian economy, adding that the federal government is very conscious and conservative about its borrowing, so as not to leave a heavy debt burden for future generations.

Appeal Court yet to decides on Governor Ikpeazu's Sack

The appellate court in Abuja has remained indecisive concerning the Abia State governorship crisis between two chieftains of the People's Democratic Party, Uche Sampson Ogah and Governor Okezie Ikpeazu. 

Court of Appeal has reserved judgment in an appeal by Okezie Ikpeazu against the judgement of a Federal High Court, Abuja, which sacked him as governor of Abia.

Presidency dissociates itself from the ongoing Budget Padding Controversy

The budget padding controversy took a different turn on Tuesday as the Presidency denied knowledge of any padding in the budget presented to the President for his ascent.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, and his counterpart in the House of Representatives, Hon. Ismail Kawu, told newsmen in Abuja that the budget signed by the President which is being implemented was not a padded budget.

Anambra State | Police discover stash of ammunition

The Police on Tuesday uncovered a cache of ammunition buried at a construction site at Umuowelle, Agulu in Anaocha council area of Anambra State.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Nkeiru Nwode, said the ammunition were unearthed by some labourers who were digging the foundation of the building .

Nwode said the workers reported to Neni Police Division which went to the place and cordoned it off.

N4.9bn Fraud | EFCC charges 3 companies linked to Jonathan’s ex-aide

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has charged three companies linked to former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa.

They are Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited, Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Limited and Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited.
They were charged before Justice Abdulazeez Anka of the Federal High Court in Lagos, along with Sombre Omeibi, who is said to be at large.

OMG! This Couples decides to cut a spice GOAT instead of usual Wedding CAKE, People Reacts

Okay, this is totally Strange and New! This picture above is currently making rounds online with so many people wondering how possible it is.Many have asked if it was a film shoot or even a photo session. As at the time of filing this report, where or when the event happened is yet to be ascertained.

Not sure if it stunts or not but let's just say the couples are obsessed with goat meat ... And it is their wedding so they can do whatever pleases them.

Turkish NBA Superstar ‘disowned by family’ after supporting US-based preacher

The family of one of the most prominent Turkish basketball players in the NBA on Tuesday publicly disowned him after he openly supported the US-based preacher who Ankara blames for last month’s failed coup.

Enes Kanter, 24, a centre for the NBA outfit Oklahoma City Thunder, has backed exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen in Twitter postings after the attempted putsch aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Since the coup, Turkey has embarked on a massive purge of all elements linked to Gulen from a range of institutions, detaining or sacking of tens of thousands of people.