Sunday 21 August 2016

Lagos State | Ooni of Ife and his wife visit Badagry town (Photos)

Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II and his wife, Olori Wuraola, paid a courtesy visit to the historical Badagry town in Lagos today August 21st. The Ooni and his wife visited some historical sites in the town.

Mikel Obi's twin daughter spotted invading the fridge

Mikel Obi's partner Olga posted this cute photo of their twin daughters, Aves, raiding a fridge.
"Sunday is self service day apparently, fridge invader. What's for lunch Aves? she captioned the photo.

Nollywood Actress Ego Boyo stuns in new Photos

Nollywood actress and movie producer Ego Boyo is all glammed up to attend a weddingctress and movie producer Ego Boyo is all glammed up to attend a wedding

Sokoto State | Man kills wife, 3 others with pestle

A man identified as Taiwo Adio allegedly murdered his wife and three others with a pestle in Sokoto State on Saturday, August 20th.

The spokesman of the Sokoto State Police Command, El-mustapha Sani, who confirmed the incident in a statement made available to newsmen in the state, said the incident occurred at the old Airport Area of Sokoto city. 

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Say What | Wizkid snubs N25m Fee For International Performance

Reports making rounds on the internet suggests that Wizkid just turned down a major mouth-watering offer to perform outside Nigeria.

He was reportedly offered £50,000 (N25m) for an international show, which he rejected; saying his brand is not that cheap.

DELSU sacks 6 lecturers for gross misconduct

Six lecturers of the Delta State University, DELSU, Abraka, have been sacked by the institution’s Governing Council for various offences ranging from extortion, sexual harassment, leaking of examination questions, to bribery and corruption. 

The sack of the lecturers is coming on the heels of the recommendation by the Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee of the university who indicted the lecturers for the offences.

Odigie Oyegun says APC won’t impose, endorse any candidate

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured aspirants seeking to contest the Ondo State gubernatorial election on the party platform of no preferential treatment. The APC Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, said this on Saturday in Abuja during a meeting to settle all disputes and allay the fears of the aspirants.

The gubernatorial aspirants had accused the party chairman in the state, Chief Isaac Kekemeke, of adopting, endorsing an aspirant and tampering with the delegates’ list. The party members in the state promptly suspended Kekemeke. Assuring the aspirants of fair play, Odigie-Oyegun paid tribute to all the aspirants for promptly responding to the call for the peace meeting.

Suicide bomber kills 3 in north Cameroon, 20 injured

Three civilians were killed and around 20 others wounded on Sunday in a suicide attack in northern Cameroon, officials and a vigilante group said. 

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a security official told AFP the attack took place in Mora, a town in Cameroon’s far north near the Nigerian border an area which has suffered repeatedly from attacks by Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamists. 

Chinese Government to buy up Liverpool for $1bn

Premier League giants Liverpool are the target of an 800 million pounds ($1 billion, 924 million euros) takeover bid backed by the Chinese government, British newspaper the Sunday Times reported. 

China Everbright, a state-backed financial firm, are leading the bid, backed by the country’s main sovereign wealth fund, the China Investment Corporation (CIC), the paper said.

Talks between the Chinese group and Liverpool’s American owners, the Fenway Sports Group (FSG), are ongoing, the Sunday Times said. 

Nigeria needs $7bn to revive Mines, Steel industry

Nigeria is looking for investments of $7 billion in mining and steel over the next decade as it seeks to develop gold and iron ore extraction industries to diversify its oil-dependent economy. One of the government’s priorities is to meet its annual steel demand of 6.8 million metric tons, from a current output of a third of that, produced mainly from scrap iron, Solid Minerals Development Minister Kayode Fayemi said. 
“About $5 billion will kick-start the mining sector,” Fayemi stated. “In two to five years, we want to have started production of iron ore, lead, zinc, bitumen, nickel, coal and gold at a serious scale.” Companies considering investments in Nigeria’s mining sector include Lagos-based Multiverse Mining & Exploration Plc and Kogi Iron Ltd., based in West Perth, Australia, he said. 

Checkout photo of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala & her family from the 90s

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala pictured in the 90s with her husband, Dr. Ikemba Iweala, and their 4 children. Her son, Uzodinma, shared the photo above and wrote, "Wow. This is what happens when your parents do some house cleaning. The whole family from the early 90s."

John Kerry’s Visit: Beyond The Cover Story By Reuben Abati

Article written by Reuben Abati ... Read below:

Essential elements of intelligence and the intelligence cycle in overseas relations include what is better described as “the cover story”. It is an old conundrum referring to the story that is put out to the public and sustained as a narrative to mask far more strategic interests in government-to- government relations.

It is based on that established thin line between the right to know and the need to know and indeed in diplomatic relations, if ordinary people are allowed to know everything, there will be utter chaos on the streets around the world.

So Sad! Cancer Patient Mayowa Ahmed is Dead

The cancer patient Mayowa Ahmed many Nigerians raised millions of dollars to save her life has finally died after too many controversies. 

Mayowa Ahmed, the cancer patient Nigerians raised money to save is dead. She died this afternoon August 21st in a hospital in South Africa after battling Ovarian cancer for a while. 

OMG! See what happens when a 20 ft container truck loses control & falls (PHOTOS)

A 20 ft container truck lost control and fell off the road at Asolo filling station inwards Ketu Mile 12 Ikorodu on Friday 19th August, 2016.

Ex Super Eagles Winger, Pius Ikedia collapses during friendly match

Former Super Eagles player Pius Ikedia was admitted to hospital yesterday August 20 in Amsterdam, Holland after he collapsed on the field during a friendly match.

Despicable! Man baths his lover with acid for SHOCKING reason (Read Here)

Oyo state police command have arrested 43 year old Yisua Adeleke(left) for bathing his lover, Mrs Morufa Ajoke Odesanya (right) with acid after he found out she was married and not a widow as she claimed previously.

According to Tribune, on November 25th, Yisua invited Morufa who is 36 years old with five children, to their love nest and then poured the corrosive substance on her. He went into hiding for months until he was arrested on August 7th this year. Narrating how it happened, Yisua said;

Happy 34th Anniversary to Bishop David Oyedepo and Wife, Faith

Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder and presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church aka Winners Chapel, and his wife Faith Abiola Oyedepo celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary today, August 21. The couple have been together for 40 years, married for 34 and are blessed with four children and grandchildren.

Niger Delta Avengers announces ceasefire in the region, also accept negotiations

In a new press statement posted on their website, Militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, announced a ceasefire on all interest of the Multinational oil Corporations in the Niger Delta Region and also signified their support for negotiations between the Federal government and elders of the region led by Former Minister of Information, Chief E.K Clarke. 

Read their new press statement below:

So Lovely! White man dons Igbo attire for these pre-wedding photos (PHOTOS)

Dian Chinyere Ibeh and her partner Antoni Paul Doherty will be having their traditional wedding on October in Lagos. The couple are already blessed with three beautiful children.

Family in search of troubled single mum who walked out of her home with her last son leaving behind a 7-page suicidal notes

The lady pictured above is named Olubunmi Uko, a single mother of three boys who walked out of her Fola- Agoro, Lagos home last Friday at about 5am with her last son, Seun. According to her family members, on the day she went missing, she told her two older sons, Toni and Iyiola that she was going to see someone. When the older children woke up, they found the 7-page suicidal note she wrote to her children, mum and to whom it may concern.

Tiwa Savage stuns as she features for Elle SA (Photos)

Nigerian singer, songwriter and performer Tiwa Savage is featured in the September issue of Elle South Africa in a stunning photo by Kelechi Amadi-Obi.

I will have baby number 4 ... Get a Life – Mercy Johnson blasts critics

Award winning Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie has blasted critics who threw shades at her for not spacing the birth of her children.

The mother of three who was reported to be pregnant for her fourth child, said those criticizing her have nothing to do with their lives.

In a chat with Vanguard, the busty thespian said her fans should expect baby number four soon, since most of them had nothing better to do than to watch her stomach.

Transporters set to Increase Fares By 70% to Improve Efficiency

Some private inter-state transporters have said that fares might be increased by as much as 70%, in order to improve operational efficiency and meet up with the technological demands of doing business in the road transport sector. Especially if the current downward economic trend continues.

According to them, this would help monitor the activities of their drivers and subsequently reduce fatalities in road accidents.

The World Health Organization (WHO), has estimated that over 1.3 Million people are killed annually in road accidents in Nigeria.

Four females barred from travelling for Hajj in Bauchi

Four female intending pilgrims from Bauchi State were barred from performing the 2016 Hajj Pilgrimage, the state’s Deputy Amirul Hajji, Alhaji Kawuwa Damuna, said on Saturday.

Damuna, who is also the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, said that three of the intending pilgrims were discovered to be pregnant, while the fourth was disqualified on health grounds.

He said that officials of the state medical team discovered the pregnant intending pilgrims during their final screening.

Imo State: Police parade Notorious Armed Robbery Gang with Large Stash Of Arms Recovered (Photo)

Imo State Police Command has nabbed a five-man gang of armed robbers who invaded a victim’s (names withheld) compound at Umukabia Nkwerre and carted away property and cash.

Among items recovered from the gangsters are a Nissan Xterra Jeep with Reg. No KSF 829 MM, assorted electronic gadgets, a generator and handsets, according to Punch.

Parading the suspects and 30 others, the State Commissioner of Police, Taiwo Lakanu, told newsmen in Owerri that a team was quickly dispatched to the scene where the kingpin, one Chinoso Okoroafor from Ihiala, Anambra State, James Eze, native of Oguta, Onyeka Uchendu from Ubomiri, Mbaitoli LGA and Tina Damian, wife of one of the suspects, were arrested.

Atiku says He has no hand in PDP crisis

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on Sunday denied any involvement in the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party.

Atiku was reacting to a story in a national newspaper, which linked him with the crisis in the party.

In a post on Twitter by his media office, Atiku said he had no hands in the PDP’s problems.

Sri Lanka airline suspends drunk pilot

Sri Lanka’s national carrier has suspended a captain who failed a breathalyser test just before he was due to fly 274 passengers and crew from Frankfurt to Colombo, the airline said Sunday.
“Upon receiving the results (of the test) SriLankan Airlines took immediate steps to suspend the services of the said captain and took alternative measures to operate the flight to Colombo,” the airline said in a statement.

Wizkid and Dammy Krane bury the hatchets

The feud between Nigerian acts, Wizkid ‘Ayo’ Balogun and Dammy Krane which started a few months ago has finally been buried.

The latest development was confirmed by Dammy Krane’s manager, Tunde Peters.

Recall that Wizkid was reported to have aimed a glass cup in Dammy Krane’s direction which resulted in Dammy Krane’s lip injury.

Tragic! 19-year-old Girl Learning How To Drive drowns including 2 Others (Photos)

In this tragic story, a 19-year-old teenage learner driver named, Wu accidentally drove her car into a canal, killing herself and two others after mistaking the accelerator for brake. 

According to The Sun, the accident occurred in the township of Dongfeng in Zhongshan City, Guangdong Province, southern China.

Akwa Ibom | Photos of Niger Delta Militants Arrested With Explosive Devices

The police in Akwa Ibom have arrested deadly militants with high-power bombs capable of sinking any ship, boat, or destroying buildings or pipelines.

According to Punch, the suspected militants were paraded on Friday by the State Commissioner of Police, Murtala Mani, at the state Police Headquarters, Ikot Akpan-abia,He revealed that the suspects were arrested on August 18, 2016, through an intelligence report.

Shocking! Bride Goes Mad on Her Wedding Day and Ran Away Unclad (Photos)

A bride-to-be has caused chaos after she ran totally mad removing her clothes and running away during her own wedding ceremony. 

The shocking incident as reported by Bukedde caused confusion and left many people in shock.

Suicide Bomber Attack at a Wedding Party leaves 50 Dead, 90 Injured (Photos)

A blast at an outdoor wedding party in the south Turkish city of Gaziantep has killed at least 50 people and injured 94 more, the authorities say.

The blast, which occurred at around 11pm local time on Saturday in the Akdere neighbourhood of Sahin Bey district, was a "terror attack", according to Ali Yerlikaya, the governor of Gaziantep.

He said ambulances were dispatched to the scene, and dead and wounded people were taken to hospitals, Aljazeera reports.

Meet the Woman Who Specialises in Kidnapping and Selling Children for N50k (Photo)

Two mothers in Anambra State now have good reasons to give thunderous testimonies in their churches following the good work of detectives under the Anambra Police Command, who acted promptly and arrested the woman who stole their two three-year-old sons.

The suspect, 32-year-old Chidinma Favour Okorie, a mother of five, who is pregnant is alleged to have committed the felonious act in Idoma village, Umuoji in Idemili North Local Government Area, Anambra State. Okorie is a native of Amasiri, Afikpo, Ebonyi State, where she lived with her husband until she fell into the cold embrace of the police in Anambra State, where she was caught in the act following an alarmed raised by the mother of another she attempted to steal.

Say What | Woman gives Grand Pa Seductive twerking on the Dance Floor (Watch Video)

A woman has caused a commotion with her gigantic backside as she gyrated it on an old man who could not get enough of her.

The girl's big bum was well taken care of by the Grand Pa who many think should be around his 80s as they danced together. The video left many people talking.

Borno State | 6 Killed, 13 Abducted in Fresh Boko Haram Attack

Boko Haram insurgents on Saturday morning, attacked a village, Kuburubu, in Damboa local government area of Borno State, killing six persons and abducting about 13 others, Punch reports.

A member of the youth vigilante group, Civilian JTF who spoke anonymously, told our correspondent on phone that attackers rode on four motorcycles to the village at about 5 am when the villages were still asleep.

Delta State Monarch decries deplorable state of road

The Paramount Ruler of Adonte Community in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta, Chirf Emmanuel Offor, has decried the deplorable condition of the access road to the community.

Offor told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Adonte, Delta, on Sunday that the current condition of the link road to the community had caused much suffering to the people.

The monarch appealed to the state government to arrest the erosion menace in the area which was gradually cutting off the community from other parts of the state.

"No need for the insecurity in Nigeria," - Ex-Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar

Former Head of State Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar has called for dialogue in resolving the various security challenges currently confronting the country through various militant groups agitations in the country.

Abubakar made the call while speaking with newsmen in Nnewi, Anambra on Saturday.

He said there was no need for national security threats to arise from Boko Haram, Niger Delta Avengers and Biafra agitators currently threatening the peace of the country.

Disgraced! Half-naked Benin Girls Publicly Fight Dirty in Europe (Watch Video)

Two Nigerian girls have made a caricature of themselves by fighting almost half-n*ked over a man in Europe.

The shocking incident took place in an airport as many people watched the shameful duo fight dirty in public nearly tearing their clothes apart. 

According to the person recording the incident, the girls are from Benin and probably have issues over a man and decided to settle it in public.

Bayelsa State Chief Judge’s son dies in ‘Abuja pool’

The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has expressed deep shock over the untimely death of Wariebi Abiri, son of Justice Kate Abiri, the Chief Judge of the State.

A statement issued on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said Mr. Dickson made the lamentation after paying a condolence visit to the Chief Judge at her residence in Yenagoa.

A graduate of law and a student of the Nigerian Law School, Abuja, late Abiri reportedly died in a swimming pool last Friday night in the Federal capital Territory, Abuja.

'I see my body as a Ferrari, Bentley so I can't draw tattoos on it – Nollywood Actress

Nollywood Actress, Mimi Orjiekwe, tells Ademola Olonilua about why she would not dare draw tattoos on her body.

From being a beauty queen you became an actor, what influenced that decision?

When I contested for Miss African Queen, one of the judges was a movie director and when he saw me, he convinced me to audition for a role and do my best in it. Even before then, when I was in school, I was always involved in the dramatic club, so when I got the opportunity to audition for a movie, I embraced it. That was how it all started for me.

Comic Actor, Mr Ibu says “Only His Wife Can Make Him Happy”

Nollywood actor, John Okafor better known as Mr Ibu, is not talking about Nollywood and its challenges anymore as he has now focused his attention more on his family.

He might be a very busy man but his family has always been his top most priority and he has not stopped appreciating how far he has come with his wife there to support him with one hour of prayers.

Busty Actress, Anita Joseph reveals she once beg for money at an Airport

Nollywood actress, curvaceous Anita Joseph one time found herself stranded and koboless at one of the Nigerian airports not too long ago – no thanks to the ATM and its many hiccups.

She narrated the experience in an interview with Vanguard. Looking uncomfortable, like she was reliving the moment all over again, Anita said:

Lion devours 12-year-old orphan led by Park Worker into its den

South African police are investigating allegations of culpable homicide against a park worker who is reported to have led a 12-year-old orphan into a lion enclosure.

Nkalemelo Latha was killed after being savaged by the lions at the Otavi Wildlife Sanctuary in Parys, Free State province, The Times reported.

#Rio2016: Neymar help Brazil win First Olympic Football Gold (PHOTOS)

Brazil claimed their first Olympic Football Tournament gold in the most dramatic of finals, with Neymar scoring the winning penalty in a shoot-out to defeat Germany 5-4, following a game that had finished 1-1 after 120 minutes. Brazil’s Neymar had opened the scoring, with Max Meyer levelling in the second half. With no more goals in extra-time, the game went to penalties, with Weverton saving Nils Petersen's spot-kick before Neymar scored the golden penalty.

The atmosphere before kick-off was crackling with anticipation, with scores of Brazilian fans milling around the Maracana hours before the game got underway. The Brazilian national anthem was greeted with a deafening Brazilian crowd, who sang along with gusto.

Michael Phelps reportedly splash $2.5mil on a Luxury Mansion

Michael Phelps reportedly dropped $2.5 mil on a massive mansion in Scottsdale, Arizona with a complete massive sick pool. 

TMZ Sports has learned, Phelps scooped the place up in Dec. 2015 right after construction was completed on the 6,010 square foot pad.

Say What | Warri Wolves Bid for Liverpool's Mario Balotelli

Italian striker Mario Balotelli has been offered a new club. Warri Wolves of Delta State, made the bid via twitter. The 26-year-old is yet to respond to the offer.

Japanese Billionaire Redeem Pledge, Gift $390k To #Rio2016 Dream Team

The Japanese Billionaire who promised coach Samson Siasia and his boys a huge amount of money if they win Gold, Silver or Bronze in the football event at Rio has fulfilled his promise.

He presented a $190k cheque to Mikel Obi and $200k cheque to Samson Siasia, a total of $390k.

Golden Eaglets crashed out of U-17 AYC 2017 Qualifiers

FIFA U-17 World Cup Champions, the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria has been dumped out of the AFCON U-17 qualifiers after losing 1-3 to Niger yesterday in Niamey.

The Eaglets had defeated the Junior Menas by a slim 1-0 in Abuja a fortnight ago, but failed to progress with a 3-2 aggregate.

Kwara State | Woman found Dead in Mosque’s Well

A 65-year old woman, who was in charge of ensur­ing proper sanitary con­dition of a mosque in llorin, Kwara State was found dead in­side a well at the mosque prem­ises on Saturday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the inci­dent occurred at Ansarul Deen Mosque, Osere area of Sawmill in llorin West Local Govern­ment Area of the state.

Eye witnesses’ account re­vealed that the dead woman popularly known as “lya Majeo­baje” fell into the well on Friday while fetching water to clean the mosque.