Friday 26 August 2016

Female Graduate, Michelle Ekure, Who Turned To A Shoemaker Receives Award (Photos)

Early this month, we shared with y’all the motivational story of a young beautiful Nigerian graduate, Michelle Ekure, who after 6 years of graduation and not securing a good job, had to find an alternative for herself – shoe making was the discipline she chose.

Samson Siasia | “How We Shared Japanese Billionaire’s Money”

Coach of the team, Samson Siasia has explained how the money given to them by Japanese Plastic surgeon and billionaire Katsuya Takasu was shared.

The doctor had given the team $390,000 to share for winning the bronze medal, Nigeria’s only medal, at the Olympics.

Career Counsellor advises Women to ditch their Engagement Rings when going on Job Interviews

A LinkedIn post by a career counsellor has gone viral after it advised women applying for jobs to leave their engagement rings at home when they go for a job interview.

Bruce Hurwitz stated that women should ditch their engagements rings because male interviewers will “assume you are high maintenance” and a woman will feel threatened by the size of your ring.

According to him:

North Korea set to Punish Olympians Who Failed To Win Medals in a SHOCKING way (Read)

The leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un is set to punish his country’s Olympians who failed to meet his Rio Olympics medal target.

Kim Jong-un warned his country’s athletes to return with at least 5 gold medals and 12 other medals prior to the Games, or risk being sent to work in the coal mines.

But after the North Koreans limped back to Pyongyang with just seven medals, including two golds, its athletes could face the wrath of chubby despot Kim.

See the Passionate1981 Letter Late Bola Ige Wrote To Students Enjoying Free Education In Oyo State

Late Nigerian dignitary, Bola Ige was the governor of Oyo state during the Second Republic (1979-1983), and it was during his time that students enjoyed free education.

Police arrest one Of the Suspects Of Enugu State Herdsman Attack (PHOTO)

The Police in Enugu State, Friday, confirmed the arrest of one the suspected masterminds of an attack on Attakwu community. It should be recalled that suspected Fulani herdsmen had carried out an early morning attack on the Enugu West community, leading to the death of a seminarian, Mr. Lawrence Nwafor.

Four others, including a pregnant woman, whose intestine was ripped off, are still battling for survival.

Too Cute! Lovely Photo of Mikel Obi And His Family In The Pool

Mikel Obi spotted having some fun time with his family ...

Police recovers 12 cars, arrest 29 Car Snatching Gangs

The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM, mni concerned about reports of car hijacking and removal of vehicles from where packed by unknown person(s) ordered a crackdown on criminals responsible for car hijacking and stealing nationwide.

Consequently, IGP’s Special Tactical Squad swung into action and arrested twenty nine (29) suspects from different states of the federation and also recovered twelve (12) exotic cars. The operation will be sustained to cover the entire country.

Shocking! Robbery Suspect reveal "they planned to Kidnap Business Mogul, Femi Otedola"

An armed robbery suspect, Ikechukwu Daniel, also known as Ike, has disclosed that his gang hatched a plan to kidnap billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, but the plot was foiled by the police. He also confessed that his gang, which was linked to the abduction of Senator Iyabo Anisholowo, operated with military uniforms and hijacked three trailers on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Ike was arrested sometimes in June at Festac Town in Lagos while negotiating the ransom of a victim kidnapped in Ibadan.

FIFA Ranking: Super Falcons remain Number One in Africa, 37th Globally

Nigeria’s Super Falcons retained their top spot in the African ranking. FIFA released an updated ranking today.

The Falcons are 37th globally remaining stable since the previous ranking. The Super Falcons have won the African Women’s cup of nations seven times and it does not appear that their continental dominance is ending anytime soon

Bomb Blast rocks Police Headquarter in Turkey

A bomb blast just outside a police headquarters in Turkey has left at least eleven police officers dead. A car bomb was detonated at a checkpoint leading to the entrance of the headquarters after the suicide bombers were unable to gain access.

(PHOTOS) 11-year-old Ekiti Table Tennis Player set for Morocco Championship

An 11-year-old Ekiti born table tennis player, Denis Adeleye, is set to represent Nigeria at the African Junior Championship that will hold in Morocco in October 2016. Adeleye, who is passionately preparing for the competition, visited the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, on Thursday. Denis Adeleye says he is hopeful of returning victorious.

Bayelsa State | Government to link 3 senatorial zones by road

The Bayelsa Government, on Friday, restated its commitment to link the three senatorial zones in the state by road, to accelerate economic growth.

Mr Lawrence Ehwrudjakpo, the state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure Development, said this in Kaiama while inspecting some ongoing projects in the area.

Japan warns on measles after infected fan attends Justin Bieber's concert

Japanese authorities have warned of a possible measles outbreak after a fan who went to a Justin Bieber concert near Tokyo was diagnosed with the contagious disease, officials said Friday.

A 19-year-old man had a fever of more than 39 degrees Celsius (102 degrees Fahrenheit) and a rash over his body after returning from Indonesia earlier this month, the Disease Control and Prevention Center (DCC) and local media have said.

Zinedine Zidane admits James Rodriguez lack of play time ‘a problem’ for Real Madrid

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane admits James Rodriguez’s lack of playing time is “a problem” but maintains that he is trying to make all of his players feel important.

Colombia international Rodriguez, who made only 21 starts for the club in all competitions last season, came on as a substitute and played just 13 minutes in Real’s 3-0 triumph at Real Sociedad in their La Liga opener last Sunday.

Gabon’s president seeks re-election to extend family rule

Gabon’s president is looking to extend his family’s rule of the central African nation past the 50-year mark by winning a second term in an election Saturday.

Ali Bongo Ondimba took power in 2009 following the death of his father, Omar Bongo, who ruled the oil-producing country of about 1.5 million people for more than 40 years.

His strongest opposition comes from Jean Ping, a former chair of the African Union Commission who managed to get several other high-profile opposition figures to support his candidacy.

But there are still a total of nine challengers in the race and Gabon does not have a runoff system, meaning Bongo does not have to top 50 percent to secure re-election.

No place for you in United squad - Mourinho tells Schweinsteiger

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho indicated to out-of-favour midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger on Friday that there will be no place for him at Old Trafford this season.

The Germany international has two years to run on a reported £190,000-a-week ($251,000, 222,200 euros) contract, but has been frozen out by United’s new manager.

Enugu State | Ohanaeze condemns suspected herdsmen attack

The youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has condemned the attack, on residents of Ndiagu, Attakwu, Akegbe-Ugwu in Nkanu-West Local Government Area of Enugu State by hoodlums suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.

The herdsmen numbering about 50, reportedly killed a Catholic seminarian, Lazarus Nwafor and slit the stomach of a six months pregnant woman, identified as Mrs. Nwarum in the operation that started at about 2.15am on Thursday.

Coach Conte admits Chelsea FC needs new signings to win EPL

Antonio Conte admits Chelsea’s chances of winning the Premier League will be damaged if they fail to make any more signings before the transfer window closes next week.

Conte has been desperate to add quality and depth to a squad that went stale during their dismal title defence last year, but the Blues boss has so far managed to secure only three new recruits.

The Italian splashed out £33 million ($43 million, 38 million euros) on Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi and £30 million on Leicester midfielder N’Golo Kante during the close-season before this week bringing in third choice goalkeeper Eduardo from Dinamo Zagreb.

MEND accepts Chief Edwin Clark’s dialogue team

The Movement for Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, today, accepted that former Federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark, ‎should head the pan Niger Delta group that will dialogue with the Federal Government.

The group conveyed its readiness to disband its Aaron Team 2, ‎headed by Odein Ajumogobia and work with Chief Clark.

Oh No! Taylor Swift fighting with new boyfriend, Tom Hiddleston

Singer Taylor Swift and her boyfriend, actor, Tom Hiddleston have had their first major fight. According to Us Weekly, Taylor Swift and Tom’s long, public honeymoon is over as they had their first major spat at the beginning of August.

A source close to Swift told the Us Weekly that the new couple had “a major argument” in the beginning of August, because “they weren’t spending as much time together.” 
In the beginning of their relationship, Swift and Hiddleston were photographed together every single day, looking very happy but now that he's filming his movie 'Thor' in Australia, they don't spend as much time together and its upsetting to both.

1,000 less privileged students nationwide to benefits from NOUN Scholarships

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) says it has finalised arrangements with the World Bank to grant scholarships to 1,000 less privileged students selected from every state in the country.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Abdallah Adamu, said in a statement on Friday in Lagos that the move was to key into the mandate of the Education for All (EFA).

The statement said Adamu made the disclosure when he received some members of the Arewa Students’ Forum (ASF) who visited him in Abuja.

Islamic cleric urges Hajj pilgrims to write their WILL before travelling

An Abuja-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Yahya Al-Yolawi, has advised intending pilgrims to settle their debts and leave their wills behind before travelling to Saudi Arabia.

Al-yolawi, who is the Chief Imam of Area 10 Mosque, made the call while delivering Jumma’at sermon title:“ Essential tips for Hajj Preparations“ on Friday in Abuja.

Fulani herdsmen Killings | Human Right Group threatens to drag Buhari‎ to ICC

Rights group, Human Rights Writers Association ‎of Nigeria (HURIWA), has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari for his lack of political will to go after the various armed Fulani marauders unleashing bloody violence on different communities in Southern Nigeria.

Its threat follows the latest attack on a community in Enugu State on Thursday.

Official Statement on video circulating about Nigerian High Commission, Ottawa, Canada

Read the statement below...

The attention of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has been drawn to an old CBC video circulating on social media creating an impression that Nigerians in Canada go through hell in securing a new Nigerian Passport. This is not true.

The video in circulation was broadcast on CBC in 2013 and the High Commissioner to Canada at the time, the late Amb. Ojo Maduekwe diligently dealt with the issue then to strengthen the structure of the Passport Section of the Nigeria High Commission, in Ottawa, making it possible to obtain passports in less than a day in Ottawa.

Enugu State | Commissioner of Police visits community attacked by herdsmen (Photos)

Enugu state commissioner of police, Emmanuel Ojukwu has urged members of the Ndiagu Attakwu community of Akegbe ugwu in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu state to be calm just as he sympathized with family of the victims as well as the entire community over the attack by suspected herdsmen in the early hours of yesterday Thursday, August 25th which at least 3 persons dead and four others critically injured. 

Singer GT the Guitarman and wife welcomes their first child (PHOTOS)

Nigerian singer GT the Guitarman and his wife Annie have welcomed their first child. The baby born at about 9am yesterday, August 25th has been named Aramide. The couple got engaged on January 12th this year. Their traditional wedding took place on April 24th at Ozubulu, Anambra State.

Sharing the good news on Instagram, the proud new father wrote: 

OMG! See What they did to this Woman that was caught stealing money at a bank

A middle-aged woman was paraded in the streets of the suburban setting for stealing Ksh.5, 000 from a Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) customer on Thursday, August 25 in Ruiru town, Kenya. The suspect was taken round the town with a placard written:
"I am a thief. Mimi ni mwizi." hung on her neck.

"I'm done with men!'- Britney Spears

After two failed marriages to Jason Allen Alexander in 2004 and Kevin Federline from 2004 to 2007, Britney Spears, 34, who has two kids has revealed that she won't walk down the aisle again with any man but that she wants three more children.

On Thursday while doing Carpool Karaoke on The Late Late Show with James Corden she said

Kanye West gifts paparazzi free pairs of Yeezy Shoes

Kanye West has delivered on the promise he made to U.S paparazzi back in November 2015. He said he would hand out his sneakers Yeezys to most of them to thank them for all their hard work.  He fulfilled the promise earlier this week when he delivered Yeezys to a bunch of freelance camera guys, totally free of charge. 

Oh dear! See the two little sisters abandoned by their poor parents for being girls

Police have rescued two young sisters, 8-year-old Himanshi and 3-year-old Deepali, from a small house in North-west Delhi, India after they were abandoned by their parents for being girls. They had been locked up inside their home for days before neighbours alerted Delhi Police.

When the house was broken into, the two sisters were found starved and lying on a broken cot holding each other's hand. Himanshi had deep wounds on her head and Police personnel who went to rescue them noticed worms coming out of the injuries.

Security Alert: Don't board commercial vehicles at undesignated garages - Army

The Nigerian Army this morning released a statement warning the general public particularly Borno state residents from boarding commercial vehicles at undesignated garages. Read the statement below Headquarters 7 Division Nigeria Army Maimalari Cantonment Maiduguri wishes to caution the general public particularly the good people of Borno State to always ensure that they board commercial vehicles at designated garages/places only.

Heartbroken | Man had to carry his dead wife's body for 7 miles after hospital refused to provide a vehicle

An Indian man had to carry his wife’s body on his shoulders for nearly 12 km as he had no money for a van and the hospital authorities allegedly refused to arrange one.

With his teenage daughter sobbing by his side, Dana Majhi wrapped his wife Amangadei’s body in old sheets from the bed at the hospital in Bhawanipatna town on Wednesday morning, August 24th, adjusted her on his shoulders and started walking to his home in Melghar village in Kalahandi’s Thuamul Rampur block, about 60 km away.

Teenager bags 22 years sentence for killing Nigerian man in the UK

18-year-old Kaleb Amponsah was today, Friday, August 26th, sentenced to 22 years in prison at the Old Bailey for the murder of a 27-year-old Nigerian man, after stabbing him to death in broad daylight in an east London park.

Amponsah, of Robertson Road, Newham, was found guilty on Thursday 28 July, at the Old Bailey of killing Ade Afariogun by stabbing him in the stomach in front of the victim's friends.

On Friday 29 January, the victim was in Plaistow Park with three female friends. Whilst there, they noticed Amponsah ride his bike past the group on several occasions and stare aggressively at the victim.

Unknown Gunmen burnt two Imo Poly Students to Death (Photos)

Two graduating students of Imo State Polytechnic have been reportedly burnt to death inside their hostel by suspected gunmen. 

According to a shocking report by Vanguard, two graduating students of Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo in the Ohaji/Egbema local government area of the state, were reportedly burnt to death last Wednesday. 

It was learnt that the students who were set ablaze had completed their Higher National Diploma (HND) examination and were looking forward to going for the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) before tragedy struck.

Presidency reacts to the Case of Man Who Named His Dog 'Buhari'

The Presidency has finally cleared the air on the brouhaha trailing the native of the South-east who named his dog after the All Progressives Congress national party leader. 

Pastor apprehended for Impregnating two Sisters Aged 14 and 18 (Photo)

A pastor identified as Kokih Emmanuel has been arrested and remanded in custody.

Pastor Kokih Emmanuel of the Cross Over Ministry in Kedjom Kekuh, Tubah sub division in Mezam in the North West region of Cameroon, was arrested and remanded in custody for impregnating two sisters.

The two sisters have been identified as Akombom Marie Claire and Brenda Nyingmah.

Kingpin of Kidnapping and Armed Robber Gang Lynched in Delta State (Graphic Photos)

It is the end of the road for the leader of a notorious kidnapping and robbery gang terrorizing Oghara community, in Ethiope West LGA of Delta state, as he was lynched to death by an angry mob.

The man identified as Onos Okeribo lost his life through Jungle Justice on Wednesday, August 24th. He was apprehended by members of a vigilante group. 

Police Foil Assassination Attempt On German Chancellor Angela Merkel In Czech Republic

An assassination attempt on Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, and the third most powerful person in the world according to Forbes, was foiled in Prague, Czech Republic on Thursday by police and security officials during her official visit to the nation.

A man driving a black Mercedes, “attempted to join the motorcade as it moved between Prague airport and Czech government headquarters” as Merkel arrived the country to hold talks with Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka.

16 bitter truths Prof. Charles Soludo told Buhari-led APC Government

Professor Charles Soludo, on Thursday in Kaduna State, took the Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government, to the cleaners detailing what the government must do to take Nigeria to a progressive change.

Soludo spoke as a guest lecturer at Kaduna Progressive Governance lecture series with the theme: “Building the economy and developing inclusive sustainable growth.”

Say What | World Scrabble Champion Denied Visa To France For Event (Photos)

Professional Nigerian scrabble player who currently ranks as world number one after winning the 2015 edition of the World Scrabble Championship, Wellington Jighere, and other Nigerian players, have been denied a visa to participate in the 2016 MSI World Championships in Lille, France.

Mr. Jighere shared the sad news on his page but didn’t give any reason for the rejection.

We Have Saved N1.4tn by Not Paying Fuel Subsidy - VP Osingbajo

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has disclosed that the federal government has so far saved the sum of N1.4 trillion for not paying oil subsidy.

He also assured Nigerians that very soon, the foreign exchange market would stabilise going by some radical policies already introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

See How Anglican Church Instruct Women Not to Wear Trousers to Service in Anambra (PHOTO)

Henceforth, any woman wearing trousers to Anglican church in Anambra state will be sent home. This was revealed by a recent notice at the Anglican Church in Nnewi, Anambra State. 
It read: "Women on trousers are not allowed beyond this gate. signed management".

I'm in Love with Buhari style and ability - Cross River Governor, Ben Ayade says

Speaking on Thursday, August 25, the Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, has declared that he is in love with the style of President Muhammadu Buhari as the leader of the nation.

The governor who claimed that while being a chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), admitted he works harder than most governors of the ruling party in projecting the image of Buhari.

SHOCKING! Striking Workers beats Minister to Death

Bolivian miners on Thursday during a clash with the police in the town of Panduro hacked the Deputy Interior Minister to death.

Interior Minister, Carlos Romero, confirmed on Friday that reports by witnesses indicated that the 55-year-old was beaten to death following clashes between police and miners in the town of Panduro, 165 kilometres south-east of La Paz.

Say What | There is a New Phone App That Can Allow You Receive Visual Messages from Beyond the Grave

A Japanese tombstone company is using the augmented reality technology made popular by Pokemon Go to allow mourners to “catch” pre-recorded video messages from their deceased loved ones in cemeteries.

Named “Spot Message”, the new Pokemon Go-inspired app is the brainchild of Yoshiyuki Katori, president of Ryoshin Sekizai, a tombstone company based in Katori, Japan’s Chiba prefecture.

Ondo State | APC Governorship Aspirants Allegedly Gifting Delegates with N300k, N500k Each to Win their votes

Some of the 25 gubernatorial aspirants in the Ondo States under the banner of the All Progressives Congress have begin to adopt undemocratic means to secure the support of party delegates ahead of the primary election in the oil-rich state postponed from 27th of August - tomorrow to the 31st of August.

According to a report on Punch, In a bid to win the forthcoming primary of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, the investigation revealed that some aspirants were wooing the 3,000 delegates that would vote in the APC primary with between N300,000 and N500, 000 each.

The First Light Rail In Nigeria Ready For Inauguration

The multi-billion Naira Calabar Light rail project, the first in Nigeria, would soon be inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The 12-car monorail system, when fully operational, would use an Intamin P8 electric powered passenger shuttle train to convey passengers from Tinapa Resort, across Lake Tinapa to Calabar International Conference Centre (CICC).

The Man who named his dog Buhari by Reuben Abati

Photo Credit: Encomium

The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him and the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog – George Graham Vest (1870)

Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, the man who named his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari is right now probably regretting his decision to honour his dog with the name of a man he considers his hero. He has been accused of trying to incite hate and breach the public peace. He has been arrested and re-arrested by the police and taken to a magistrate court, which promptly remanded him in prison until he is able to meet the conditions of his bail. He has spent days in prison custody unable to raise the N50, 000 that he has been asked to pay. His family members have only so far managed to raise N20, 000.  Even if he succeeds in putting that sum together, his life is still in danger because aggrieved persons in his neighbourhood, including a man who says he was trying to ridicule his father, have threatened to kill him, if he shows up. The police are not investigating this threat, but they seem so excited about dealing with the poor trader called Joe, for having the effrontery to name his dog, Buhari.

“I went to the land of the dead and our ancestors turned me back” – Gov Okorocha reacts to Rumours of his Ill Health

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has said that he is not in a hurry to die but live to complete his assignment for the people of the state.

Okorocha made the statement on Thursday while reacting to rumours of his ill health shortly after arriving Sam Mbakwe Airport Owerri, from a foreign trip.

Addressing a large crowd that gathered at the airport to welcome him, Okorocha described the rumours of his health condition as ‘false’.