Saturday 27 August 2016

The challenges we are facing with IDPs – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria will diligently ensure full rehabilitation of victims of Boko Haram and find a lasting solutions to combat threats of terrorism in the country.

Speaking at the opening of the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), in Nairobi, Kenya, President Buhari reaffirmed that Boko Haram terrorists have been degraded, even as the reintegration of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country receives immediate attention.

(Photos) Troops kills 5 militants, recovers heavy guns, ammunition

The 133 Special Forces Battalion of Nigerian Army troops have carried out a precursor operation to Exercise CROCODILE SMILE aimed at getting rid of all forms of criminal activities in the Niger Delta region.

In the course of the operation, five militants that attacked the troops were killed in action, while many others were injured. Twenty-three suspects were arrested.

My brain has always been female – Transgender, Miss Sahhara

Popular Nigerian transgender, born Clifford Oche, popularly known as Miss SaHHara, has said it is not true that she decided to be a woman overnight.

She said she has always been a woman and would have killed herself if she hadn’t moved to the United Kingdom.

There are wayward women everywhere, not only in Nollywood – Actress, Lola Faduri

Popular Yoruba movie actress, Lola Faduri, fondly called Adetoun L’America, has reacted to the perception of many that most actresses are wayward.

The medical doctor cum actress said there are wayward people everywhere, not only in Nollywood.

In a chat with the Nation, Faduri said “Well, I don’t know about that. There’s no industry that does not have wayward people as you mentioned, so it’s not only in our industry. It happens everywhere and in every career but just because we are role models, people tend to think there should be perfection in Nollywood.

Dakuku Peterside says Wike is running a 419 Government

The All Progressive Congress,APC, in Rivers State has accused the Peoples Democratic Party-led administration of lacking the needed prowess to lead the state.

Governorship candidate of the APC in the last general elections in the State, Dakuku Peterside said this when APC faithful gathered at Okehi community, the Headquarters of Etche Local Government Area of the state.

Peterside who is now the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, said Governor Wike is only interested in borrowing money to host what he called irrelevant events while many civil servants are suffering.

Ruggedman | Some parents are responsible for domestic violence in their children’s homes

Nigerian rap artiste, born Michael Stephen Ugochukwu, popularly called Ruggedman, has observed that parents who force their children to get married are doing more harm than good as that could be a major cause of domestic violence in homes.

The single rapper, who said marriage will happen when it will happen, said he is not in a rush to tie the nuptial nuts.

Arsene Wenger confirms two major signings

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed the signing of Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez, subject to the finalisation of paperwork.

The Gunners, having defeated Watford 3-1 in the Premier League on Saturday, will soon be reinforced by the arrival of German defender Mustafi from Valencia and Spanish forward Perez, who will join from Deportivo La Coruna.

Rashford late strike secure 3 points for United | Hull City 0-1 Manchester United

Marcus Rashford announced himself in the Jose Mourinho era at Manchester United with an injury-time winner to sink gallant Hull City 1-0 at the KCOM Stadium.

Rashford did not play a minute in United's opening two Premier League wins this season and was dropped down to England’s Under-21s this week ahead of Sam Allardyce naming the first senior squad of his tenure.

But, with his side looking set for an evening of rain-sodden frustration in the face of a phenomenal Hull resistance, Mourinho turned to the livewire 18-year-old, who converted a Wayne Rooney cross from close quarters moments after David Meyler threatened victory by blazing over for the hosts.

NDLEA arrest three suspects after uncovering cocaine hidden inside shoes

Officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) detected parcels of cocaine hidden inside the sole of shoes at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos.

The consignment of shoes where the cocaine was discovered was said to have originated from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The owner of the luggage have been arrested while two other suspected drug traffickers that tested positive and excreted narcotic are also being investigated. A white powdery substance found to be cocaine with a total weight of 3.950kgs were seized from the suspects.

French Embassy finally grant Nigerian scrabble team visas after previous denial

Seems the French embassy has decided to make a u-turn on granting visas to the Nigerian scrabble team ahead of the 2016 MSI World Championships in Lille, France. It was earlier reported by the World Scrabble champion, Wellington Jighere -that the number one Scrabble playing nation on earth was refused visas for the event in Lille, France.

Wellington Jighere shared the good news on his page yesterday;

President Buhari arrives Kenya (PHOTOS)

President Buhari is presently in Kenya for the Tokyo International Conference. He was well received in in Kenya amid pomp and pageantry.

Amber Rose can't remember the number of people she's slept with

Amber Rose can't put numbers around the men she has sleep with ... I am sure most celebrities would be guilty of answering such question.

via People:
The model, talk show host and potential Dancing with the Stars contestant got personal about her number of sexual partners while talking with Ty Dolla $ign on Friday's episode of The Amber Rose Show. 

Ijaw Youth Council confirms Asari Dokubo is not dead

The Ijaw Youth Council has dismissed the rumoured attack by military personnel on Alhaji Asari Dokubo, founder of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPVF).

There were widespread rumours of Asari being killed in an alleged confrontation with soldiers on Saturday morning.

Zamfara, Enugu killings unacceptable – PFN

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has called the Nigeria Police and other security agencies to speed up investigations into the murder of eight students of the Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Zamfara State, and a Catholic seminarian in Enugu.

It also urged security agencies not spare any detail in unravelling circumstances surrounding their deaths, arrest the perpetrators and ensure that they faced the wrath of the law.

NDLEA orders investigation of pilgrims who were arrested for drug trafficking in Saudi Arabia

Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (retd.) has ordered investigation into the arrest of three Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia in connection with substances suspected to be cocaine. 

Abdallah who expressed disappointment over the unfortunate incident constituted a panel of inquiry headed by the Director of Operations and General Investigation, Mr. Olugbenga Mabo to immediately investigate the incident adding that the Agency will address the situation with every sense of seriousness and urgency. The Agency had also deployed more investigators to all the screening camps nationwide. In a press release yesterday, August 26th, the NDLEA boss said,

CoolFM sacks OAP Daddy Freeze

Reports reaching us says Popular CoolFM AOP, Daddy Freeze has been sacked ...

via OlisaTV

According to the leaked memo sent to blogger SDK, the media personality was sacked for unstated reasons and a disclaimer has been put out to warn people from associating him with the company.

Usain Bolt takes more girls to his hotel room after partying at London club

Usain Bolt isn't going to stop partying with ladies just yet. He has been partying non-stop and giving the ladies a treat. After partying until 5am this morning, his 4th night out this week, Usain, worth about $70m, invited 5 girls back to his hotel room

Kwara State Government uncovers 1,071 illegally recruited workers

The Kwara Government on Saturday said it had discovered 1,071 workers illegally recruited into the state’s civil service within the last few months.

The Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Alhaji Musa Yeketi, made this known in llorin while speaking at the launch of a book entitled "My Public Service at the Heart of National Development".

Abuja | Heavy rainfall cuts off Kuchiyakwo community

The continuous rainfall in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) that started on Friday to Saturday morning has cut off Kuchiyakwo community from other neighbouring communities in the area.

The heavy rainfall has flooded some houses and washed away the road linking Kuchiyakwo Ecwa Church and its extension in the community.

Some residents of the community who spoke with the NAN on Saturday described the state of the road as devastating and called on Kuje Area Council authorities for immediate action.

Danny Rose equaliser denies Liverpool victory | Tottenham 1-1 Liverpool

A second-half strike from Danny Rose earned Tottenham a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw with Liverpool in the Premier League at White Hart Lane.

Philippe Coutinho forced a great save from Michel Vorm before Liverpool took the lead thanks to a James Milner spot-kick after Erik Lamela fouled Roberto Firmino inside the penalty area.

Sadio Mane thought he had doubled the Reds' lead as he tapped home from close range after the interval, but his strike was chalked off as Adam Lallana was adjuged to have strayed offside before playing his team-mate in.

Hazard inspires blues to 100% Starts to the Season | Chelsea 3-0 Burnley

Eden Hazard was the star of the show as Chelsea earned a dominant 3-0 Premier League victory over Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

After opening the scoring with just nine minutes played by surging down the left on the counter-attack and curling home from 20 yards, the mercurial Hazard was the central attacking figure in a tactically astute display from Chelsea.

Jamie Vardy on Target | Leicester City 2-1 Swansea City (Match Details)

Jamie Vardy and Wes Morgan struck as champions Leicester City defeated Swansea City 2-1 to record their first victory of the new Premier League season on Saturday.

England international Vardy powerfully opened the scoring in the first half and Morgan doubled the hosts' advantage shortly after the break with a close-range volley.

Riyad Mahrez then had a penalty saved by Lukasz Fabianski, but Swansea rarely looked like preventing Claudio Ranieri's 100th Premier League win as a manager, even though Leroy Fer's late header briefly gave them hope.

Arsenal First half goal rush help seal first win over Watford (3-1)

Santi Cazorla, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil's efforts in the opening 45 minutes ensured there was no way back for the hosts

Alexis Sanchez had a hand in all three goals as Arsenal picked up their first Premier League win of the season with a 3-1 victory away to Watford.

Santi Cazorla scored a penalty after just nine minutes following Nordin Amrabat's clumsy foul on Sanchez, and the Chilean doubled his side's lead five minutes before the break with a scuffed finish at the far post.

Tough times have brought out the best in the People of Adamawa State – Atiku

Former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar, restated his commitment to the development of his home state, Adamawa, especially as it recovers from the effects of Boko Haram terrorism.

In a statement released to mark the 25th anniversary of the creation of Adamawa State, Abubakar hailed the efforts of the federal and state governments, international organisations and especially the AUN-Adamawa Peace Initiative to ensure that life returned to normal for many citizens of the state who were directly affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.

Tunisia swears in new premier, cabinet members

Tunisia’s new Prime Minister Youssef Chahed and members of his cabinet were sworn in on Saturday, the presidency said, after approval from parliament.

The prime minister and his 26 ministers swore to “work devotedly for the good of Tunisia” and to “respect its constitution and laws”, it said.

Chahed, at 40, is the country’s youngest prime minister since independence from France in 1956.

Lagos State | Government warns against indiscriminate disposal of wastes

Lagos State Government on Saturday warned the residents of the state against building structures on the drains and indiscriminate disposal of wastes.

Mr Babatunde Hunpe, the Special Adviser to Gov. Akinwumi Ambode on Environment, gave the warning during the monthly environmental sanitation in Odi-Olowo/Ojuwoye Local Council Development Area of the state.

Rivers State | Four feared killed in suspected cult clash

No fewer than four persons were, yesterday, feared dead during a cult clash between suspected cults groups in two communities of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State.

It was learnt that the two cult groups that has been threatening peace in the area over supremacy battle clashed again last night resulting in the deaths and destructions of valuables in the area.

Recall that it is barely one week after a commercial bus travelling to ONELGA owned by the LG Council was hijacked and over 17 passengers kidnapped.

Bayelsa State | JTF, sanitation officials clash during environmental exercise

Men and officers of the Joint Task Force, (JTF), Operation Delta Safe, on Saturday clashed with the Bayelsa Environmental Sanitation Authority during the national monthly cleanup exercise .

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that while the environmental exercise was going on, the JTF vehicle was intercepted by the environmental officials on the road.

Minister says Skills acquisition key to diversifying Nigeria’s economy

The Minister of Science and Technology, Mr Ogbonnaya Onu, said on Saturday that skills acquisition training was critical to diversifying Nigeria’s economy.

Onu said this in Jalingo at the graduation of entrepreneurs organised by the Technology Incubation Centre, Jalingo.

According to him, skills acquisition creates jobs, wealth and minimises over dependence on oil revenue.

Kano Government to introduce stiffer penalty for environmental sanitation violators

Kano State Government on Saturday said it would introduce stiffer penalty for violators of its monthly environmental sanitation regulation.

The Commissioner for Environment, Alhaji Ali Makoda, stated this shortly after monitoring the exercise in Kano metropolis.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the proposed stiffer sanctions will add to existing ones, including a range of fines for sanitations rules defaulters.

Jazzman Olofin | My Career Is Not Dead

Singer Jazzman Olofin was once a big name in the entertainment industry. Now, just a few may likely remember he held sway many years ago.

But even as he is not so popular again, it has not stopped the young man from releasing songs periodically.

In fact,   just this week, he released his latest song, ‘Shade’, and he told Saturday Beats that he is getting positive feedback over it.

Edun Denrele says Bobrisky’s Saying Bad Stuff About Me To Get Attention

Earlier in the week, Bobrisky and Denrele were a hot topic among Nigerians who had the fun time comparing the two guys on social media.

Bobrisky had claimed on his twitter handle that his lover ‘dashed’ him N7m on his birthday and many fans and foes used that opportunity to mock Denrele and ask him why nobody has yet to give him such money.

Photos of Fashola Inspecting Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Reconstruction

Photo Credits: Punch NG

India Police arrest Nigerian man with 4.5 KG of Cocaine

36-year-old Nigerian arrested by India Police in Mangaluru, Karnataka with 4.5 KG of Cocaine.

The suspect, Emeka Clinton Obinna, was said to be transporting cocaine from Goa to Bengaluru.

Mangaluru City police said Emeka acted as a mule for drug traders in south India. He would procure drugs and other contraband material from smugglers in Goa and handover the same to traders in Bengaluru.

Step-by-step Guide to Stop Facebook From Using Your WhatsApp Data

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has updated its privacy policy. As per the new policy, WhatsApp will start sharing users’ phone numbers with its parent, allowing for, what the company claims, more relevant advertisements and friend recommendations on the social network. The move is WhatsApp’s first update to its privacy policy since it was acquired by Facebook in 2014.

Facebook Inc’s popular messaging service WhatsApp announced this in a blog post.

In the blog post, the company also said that it will explore ways for businesses to send messages using its platform over the next several months. However, it has promised that it won’t sell or share your number with advertisers

Nigeria's Dream Team yet to Be Paid their Olympic Allowances

Despite after winning the bronze medal in the men’s football category of the recently concluded Rio 2016 Olympics, players and officials of the Dream Team are yet to receive their remaining allowances.

This was reportedly revealed by the Under-23 coach, Samson Siasia, who arrived back in the country with some of his players on Monday.

Ladies, These 10 Tips will Get You a Boyfriend In Ten Days

Finding a boyfriend in ten days can be even easier than losing one. (And with these tips, you can even find one you’ll actually want to hang on to). Without further ado, here are ten things you can do to come closer each day to finding your next boyfriend as highlighted by Information Nigeria.

Day One: Preparation

If you aren’t prepared for a relationship, how can you expect to land a boyfriend when you do find him? Before you set off on a (literal) manhunt, work on yourself first.

Six Signs You’re Dating a Cheater

If you see one or more of the cheating warning signs below, talk to your partner about it ASAP, and consider checking out couple’s therapy.

1. Your partner has cheated before

Sadly the old wisdom holds water cheaters cheat. That’s why it’s inadvisable to marry someone who was cheating in an affair with you when you’re the spouse, you’ll get cheated on. People who feel entitled to s*x any way they can get it will always rationalize cheating and just keep doing it.

Japan pledges $30bn support for Africa

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told African leaders on Saturday that his country will commit $30 billion in public and private support for infrastructure development on the continent.

Resource-poor Japan has long been interested in tapping Africa’s vast natural resources, even more so since dependence on oil and natural gas imports jumped after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster shut almost all of Japan’s nuclear reactors, Reuters reported.

Coach Siasia quits U-23 Coaching Role

The head coach of Nigeria’s Dream team VI, Samson Siasia has resigned. His resignation comes barely a week after he guided the Dream Team to a bronze medal, Nigeria’s only medal at the Rio 2016.

Siasia expressed his frustration with the sports ministry as he revealed that since he arrived Nigeria, no official from the ministry had contacted him.

Harry Kane wants to retires at Tottenham

Harry Kane wants to spend his entire career at Tottenham, and he has declared the club are in “great shape” long term.

The 23-year-old forward burst onto the scene two seasons ago, scoring 21 Premier League goals in 34 appearances and pushing his way onto the England team.

He followed up his breakout campaign with 25 strikes in 2015-16, helping Mauricio Pochettino’s men to a third-place finish behind Leicester City and Arsenal in the league.

Activists urges Federal Government to take drastic measures to tackle poverty

Two concerned rights activists have said that the pit of poverty and anguish in which Nigerians are currently languishing will be deepened unless the Federal Government takes drastic steps to address the situation.

According to them, the citizens do not deserve the economic agony they are currently experiencing.

The activists said in separate interviews on Thursday that the government should initiate moves that would bring about redistribution of income to enhance the living standard of the citizens.

Niger Governor says they will rehabilitate 31 Artillery Brigade Officers’ Quarters

The Niger State Government will renovate the 31 Artillery Brigade Officers’ Quarters in Minna, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has promised.

The governor made the promise yesterday during a condolence visit to the One Mechanised Division of the Nigerian Army in Kaduna.

Ondo State | Group slams Rotimi Akeredolu for insulting Tinubu over 2012 guber poll

A group, Ondo Collectives for Change, has berated one of the governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming governorship election in the state, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), for claiming that the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, did not support him during the 2012 governorship election in the state.

The group which is also the campaign organization of an APC governorship aspirant in Ondo State, Mr Segun Abraham, expressed resentment at the comment credited to Akeredolu, the then candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria(ACN) in the highly pulsating governorship election, said his statement has further confirmed that Akeredolu can’t be entrusted with the party’s ticket.

Lol! See the type of Girls Actor Jim Iyke prays to Avoid (PHOTO)

Lol! who would want to come across this types of girls, self! The actor and father of one don't want ladies who pop and waste champagne. 

France's Muslim burkini ban overturned following widespread outrage

Following the outrage after Muslim women were ordered to remove their garments on beaches,France's controversial burkini ban has been overturned by the country's highest court of appeal.

The League of Human Rights asked the Council of State to suspend the ruling in the Mediterranean town of Villeneuve-Loubet on the basis that it contravenes civil liberties.

OMG! See what an outraged dad did to her daughter's £10k Audi after catching her in it with a boy

An angry dad allegedly crushed his daughter's beautiful £10,000 Audi with a mechanical digger after 'catching her in it with a boy'.

Mike Card reportedly got behind the controls of a massive digger and smashed it into the roof of the red sports car.

Shocking! Four dogs devour Elderly Man alive (Photos)

Four  dogs dragged an elderly man under a fence and then ate him alive. Michael Downing, 83, was barely recognisable following the horrific attack.

The savage dogs reportedly escaped their owner's yard, grabbed Mr Downing as he was putting rubbish in the dustbin, and pulled him back under the fence to their lair.

Back Together? P. Diddy showers love for Cassie as she turns 30

Despite reports they broke up after Cassie called the Police on him last week, Diddy still wants the world to know he loves her and always will.

The hip-hop mogul has been dating the singer for five years and despite their several splits, they always wind up together.

Child Rape Case: Nicki Minaj's brother given 4 days to accept 15-year plea deal

Nicki Minaj's brother has four days to consider his plea in his child sex abuse case.

Jelani Maraj, who was charged in December with raping a 12-year-old girl multiple times, faces 15 years to life in prison, Miriam Sholder of the Nassau County District Attorney’s office told the Daily News.