Thursday 13 October 2016

Donald Trump calls female accusers 'horrible, horrible liars'

Rocked by allegations of sexual assault, Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out at his female accusers as "horrible, horrible liars" as the deeply divisive presidential campaign sank further into charges and countercharges of predatory treatment of women.

The Republican businessman devoted much of a Florida speech to defending himself against multiple reports of inappropriate sexual behavior accusations that he blamed on Hillary Clinton's campaign and the news media.

EFCC: We’ll investigate Tinubu, Dame Patience, others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said it will probe the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; wife of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience; ex-Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, and others over corruption allegations.

The Deputy Director of Operations, EFCC, Iliyasu Kwarbai, said this shortly after he received a petition from Human Rights Defenders and Advocacy Centre group, which staged a protest to the EFCC’s Lagos office.

The petition urged the EFCC to probe Patience Jonathan, the source of APC campaign funds used in the last elections, Tinubu, Amaechi and some former presidents of Nigeria.

$13.9bn illegal Repatriation: Senate summons MTN, banks

The Senate has launched a probe into the allegation that MTN Nigeria repatriated a total sum of $13.9bn from Nigeria to other countries between 2006 and 2016 by summoning the management of the telecoms service provider, their bankers and some businessmen over alleged violation of the Foreign Exchange (Monitoring and Miscellaneous) Act.

During its plenary on Thursday, the Upper Chamber requested MTN and the others to appear before its Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions next week.

Breaking: Full List of Names of 21 #ChibokGirls Released

21 of the 218 abducted Chibok girls were released today. Above is the full list of the names of the released Chibok girls.

Unbelievable! Young Man Confesses to Killing of His 2 Sisters and 114 Babies For Money Rituals (Read Full Story)

There is currently an unconfirmed story making the rounds on the internet about a Young Ghana Man who has confessed the shocking source of his wealth.

Read via Ghbase.com:

He is Nana Wan, aka Mr Wealth and he has a Lamborghini, Range Rover, Chrysler, BMW X6 and more in his garage. Go to Madina and his name is the one name which moves Sakawa Boys. It is more like everyone wants to be like Nana Wan. According to him, he killed his 2 sisters, son and some 114 babies to make 500billion old cedis in a week. He is the Chairman/C.E.O of Waife Group Of Companies and the president of the biggest movement 2hype music & clothing. As it turns out, he evil deeds has caught up with him and this is how Ghbase.Com reported his sakawa deals.

PHOTONEWS: Vice President Osinbajo Meets With The 21 Freed #ChibokGirls

The Vice President and his wife met with the 21 freed Chibok girls at the DSS medical center Abuja. With him is DG DSS, Minister of information, women affairs, and budget and planning.

#ChibokGirls: 10 Facts About The Released 21 Girls You Need to Know

Here are ten facts about the 21 Chibok girls released today.

1: 21 out of 218 have been released today (Thursday) October 13, 2016 .

2: They were abducted by terrorist Boko Haram group in their school dormitory beds in April 2014.

3: Their release is part of a deal brokered by the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Swiss government with the terrorist group and presidency said negotiations for the release of the remaining girls are still on.

Nigerian Navy intercepts barge with stolen 120,000 litres of crude oil

The Nigerian Navy has intercepted a large metallic barge transporting about 120,000 litres of crude oil suspected to be stolen from pipelines in Rivers.

The Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral James Oluwole, announced the seizure on Thursday while inspecting the barge at Elem Kalabari, Akuku Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Oluwole said the barge was intercepted in the early hours of Wednesday by troops manning its house boat in the area.

Nobel Prize-winning Italian playwright Dario Fo dies at 90

Italian satirical dramatist Dario Fo, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1997, died on Thursday aged 90, prompting an outpouring of tributes for a provocative playwright unafraid to clash with authority.

The writer and actor succumbed to complications arising from a lung condition he had suffered for several years, his doctor told a news conference.

WikiLeaks emails reveal Clinton campaign's strategy to woo "needy Latinos"

As Hillary Clinton sampled tacos in Las Vegas, the latest batch of apparently stolen emails from her campaign chairman, John Podesta, were giving her opponent something to chew on.

WikiLeaks plans to release another batch of the 50,000 emails it claims it has, every day between now and Election Day – enough to create a constant trickle of embarrassment for the campaign. Aides argue this is exactly what the Russians and Trump wanted, reports CBS News correspondent Nancy Cordes.

The emails from Podesta’s gmail account reveal the ego-stroking and horse-trading involved in courting top supporters. In one 2015 email entitled, “Needy Latinos,” Podesta urged Clinton to call former Energy Secretary Fedrico Pena, who is “close to committing but carrying some baggage,” and former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, “notwithstanding the fact that he can be a d***.”

Dwight Yorke slams England Interim Coach over Wayne Rooney's treatment

Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke has criticised England interim boss Gareth Southgate’s treatment of Wayne Rooney.

After Three Lions captain, Rooney was booed by sections of the home crowd during Saturday’s 2-0 win over Malta at Wembley, Southgate confirmed at a news conference on Monday — with the 30-year-old sat alongside him  that he would be left out of the first XI for Tuesday’s match in Slovenia.

Rooney, who is his country’s all-time top scorer with 53 goals, subsequently came on for the last 17 minutes of the 0-0 draw in Ljubljana.

BBC says only Aisha Buhari can stop us from Airing Her Controversial Interview

As pressure continues to mount for BBC Hausa not to air the controversial interview Aisha Buhari granted it some days ago, the station has said only Mrs. Buhari can stop them from airing the said interview. 

Mrs. Buhari had in the interview stated that many of the people who are working for her husband now were not there when he started the journey and that most of those who had put in efforts for him to emerge, president, have been abandoned.

FG urges Nigerians to Make hand washing a habit

The Minster of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, has called on Nigerians to develop the culture of hand washing to reduce the spread of water-borne diseases.

Adamu made the call in Abuja on Thursday as part of activities to commemorate the 2016 Global Hand Washing Day, with the theme, `Make Hand Washing a Habit’, slated for October 15.

He said hand washing with soap represented a cornerstone of public health, saying it could be considered an affordable, accessible `do-it-yourself’ vaccine for sanitation and hygiene.

Washington Post endorses Hillary Clinton for President

The Washington Post on Thursday became the latest US newspaper to emphatically endorse Hillary Clinton for the White House, saying it was swayed as much by her competence as by the alarming specter of a Donald Trump presidency.
“Hillary Clinton has the potential to be an excellent president of the United States, and we endorse her without hesitation,” the influential US daily wrote, adding, “no, we are not making this endorsement simply because Ms Clinton’s chief opponent is dreadful.”

Official: Jamb Result Now Has Three Years Validity (See Details)

The Senate on Thursday passed the amendment to the law establishing the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.

The law now extends the validity of the result of the board’s examination from one year to three years.

The Senate on Thursday extended the validity of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board from one year to three years.

It also scrapped the conduct of post-UTME examinations by higher institutions for admission purposes.

Federal Government reveals how the 21 Chibok Girls were released (Read Here)

The Federal Government said it did not swap Boko Haram prisoners in its custody to secure the release of 21 Chibok girls.

Minister of Information Alhaji Lai Mohammed made the disclosure at a World Press Conference to journalists.

He said, “Gentlemen of the press, good afternoon. We have called this press conference at a very short notice to brief you on the latest development in the saga of the abducted Chibok Girls.

Meet Thailand's Crown Prince, Maha Who Is Set To Succeed His Dead Father (PHOTOs)

Thai government says Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn who is set to succeed his late father has sought a delay by the country's Prime Minister in naming him king.

Heartbroken Thais are mourning the death of their beloved King Bhumibol who died today in hospital in Bangkok at the age of 88. 

OMG! See what ISIS Militant did to two men for allegedly committing adultery (Graphic Photos)

Brutal ISIS executioners stoned two men to death after accusing them of adultery in front of a large jeering crowd including children. The pair were forced to kneel on the ground blindfolded before Islamic State murderers pelted them with heavy rocks.

Akon To Visit Liberia Next Week

Music Icon, Akon will be in Liberia for the Akon Light Africa Project which provides solar energy to Africa that is affordable and a clean source of electricity. Akon will be donating solar powered materials to ten schools and expanding the project in the country when he arrives next week Wednesday.

President Obama names his essential sci-fi films, TV shows

President Obama has named his favorite out-of-this-world properties, including Star Wars, the Star Trek television series, Blade Runner, and more.

Of Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope, Obama praised the film "because it was fun and revolutionized special effects." He loved the Star Trek series, which ran from 1966 to 1969, since it "wasn't actually about technology. It was about values and relationships."

Unclad Photo of a Girl and Guy causes Heated Debate Online (See Reactions)

A twitter user has caused serious debate online after uploading the opening photo and her caption drew some eyebrows.

via National Helm:

Lagos State | Customs officers go on Rampage, Kills Four, three others injured

At least four persons were Thursday feared killed and three others injured after some trigger-happy Nigerian Customs Service (NIS) operatives went berserk. The incidents occurred at Moshalashi and Kola Bus Stops at Alagbado and Ajegunle in Alakuko.

It was gathered that the Customs operatives, allegedly attached to the Federal Operations, were chasing some rice smugglers while they suddenly started shooting sporadically in the crowded areas.

The four persons, who were said to have been hit by stray bullets, were commercial motorcyclists.

Among them, The Nation gathered, was a 25-year-old identified as Saheed, whose wife was said to be pregnant.

Mikel Obi Reacts To The Release Of Kidnapped Chibok Girls

Super Eagles reacted to news that some set of Kidnapped girls has been released by retweeting a news agency post with a praying emoji ... FG is yet to release any statement on the conditions for the release of the girls

Gov Fayose inspects arrested cows in Ekiti

To show the seriousness of the state's anti-grazing bill, Governor Fayose yesterday personally inspected the arrest of some cows at  Ikole Ekiti. He came across herdsmen along Afao Ekiti road, Ado Ekiti ‎and personally saw to it that one of the cows was "arrested" by youths who chased it after the herdsmen ran into the bush upon seeing the governor's security men. The remaining cows ran into the bush too. Ekiti Grazing Enforcement Marshall (EGEM) will start work in a few days time.

This is my b*tch resting face - Omawunmi reacts to people saying she is fat

The mom of one took to social media to respond to those who say she is fat. She wrote; 
"This is my b**ch resting face... Which can also mean 'honesty, I can't be bothered'. I have come to own and accept the real me, when/if I have to change my body, I may do it. So till then this my response to 'Omawumi is fat'. So I've added a few kilos, Omawumi is beautiful Jare!!! #wonderwoman#omawonder #ownit #timeless".

Mercy Aigbe-Gentry bares cleavage in a corporate outfit (Photos)

Actress Mercy Aigbe Gentry stepped out in this sexy corporate outfit by Toyin Lawani, for her meetings today.

She caption it: 'Let the Hustle begin'

Cross River State | Police parades 22 suspected criminals, foil kidnap of woman

Cross River State Police Command on Wednesday, October 12th, paraded 22 suspected criminals and foiled kidnap of a woman in Calabar. Deputy Commissioner of Police administration in the command, DCP Tunde Gbolarumi told newsmen in a press briefing that the 22 suspects paraded, comprised of gangsters, kidnappers, one chance syndicates and armed robbers.

Nigerian lady in the US in trouble for cooking pepper soup (See Details)

A Nigerian lady base in the United States has found herself in trouble after a white flatmate tasted her pepper soup and couldn't bear the spiciness of the food.

via LIB
A US-Nigerian Lady took to her twitter handle to reveal how she got into slight trouble after her white flatmate who insisted on tasting her cooked pepper soup, reacted to the spices. Not only was he taken to the hospital but the police had to get involved as the Nurse regarded it as a case of food poisoning.
More tweets below:

Toke Makinwa: I survived what was meant to destroy me

The Popularly Vlogger shared this photo on her Instagram page this morning with the caption; "My testimony! Tough times don't last. Tough people are born in the process".

Gunman killed after injuring 11 Boston cops

Eleven Boston police officers were injured two critically by a gunman wearing body armor and wielding an "assault" rifle who was shot and killed after opening fire on police, according to Police Commissioner William Evans.

The commissioner says two officers one a 28-year veteran and the other a 12-year veteran of Boston Police were hospitalized in “extremely critical condition.”
“We’re asking for everyone’s prayers to help pull them through,” he tells WBZ radio. 

"I Am A Muslim And I Love Jesus" -- Emir Of Kano

Emir of Kano shared the above on his official Instagram page. He captioned it:
Many people are unaware of the fact that one cannot be a Muslim without loving Jesus (Peace be upon him) known in as Arabic Isa (Alayhis Salam).

Presidency pressurizing BBC Hausa Service not to release Aisha Buhari's interview

The BBC Hausa Service is under intense pressure from President Buhari and members of his cabinet not to air the recent interview granted by his wife, Aisha Buhari, which is due for broadcast on Saturday, according to Sahara Reporters.

Buhari is said to have reached out to his wife, who is currently in London, to stop granting further interviews to the media.

Doubting Your Housemaid? Here are 10 Steps to Prevent Her From Sleeping With Your Husband

Five out of every ten families you see in Nigeria have a live-in housemaid. Some women object to the maids living with them so they opt for weekend cleaners.  People’s opinions about them are tainted as they believe they will end up seducing and snatching their madams’ husbands. Most of the girls who are being used as housemaids in big cities come from villages where life is seen to be tough and hard.

They go into bigger cities in hope of finding their own green pasture even if it comes in the form of their bosses’ men. There are many negative comments about housemaids and the things they do in the house. Some end up molesting the kids they ought to take care of; others are filled with one spirit or the other.

See Photo of Chibok Girls on their way to Maiduguri

CNN has released an “exclusive photograph” of the released 21 Chibok girls, although their names are yet to be made public.

The location is not stated, but CNN reports that the girls are on their way to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, to be debriefed by the governor, Kashim Shettima.

Lagos State | Police arrest two members of notorious cult groups

Detectives attached to the Area J Police Command, Elemoro, Ibeju Lekki have arrested two members of rival cult groups for their alleged involvement in murder cases in Ajah and Epe areas of Lagos.

The suspects, identified as Shola Faratimi, 23, and Bolaji Elewuro, 20, were arrested during a violent clash between Eiye and Aiye groups at Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos, during which one Adisa Gbalaya was allegedly shot dead.

OMG! Student aborts baby, dumps it at the back of Hostel (PHOTOs)

Students of the Kogi State Polytechnic were stunned to discover an aborted baby abandoned behind one of the female hostels (Hostel D) in the campus, according to reports.

The shocking sight caused pandemonium in the area. It was alleged that the baby was aborted by one of the female students before throwing the dead feotus at the back of the hostel thinking that nobody would find it.

Germany | Arrested Syrian terror suspect commits suicide in prison

The Syrian man arrested in Germany for a suspected Islamic extremist bomb plot killed himself on Wednesday in a prison cell in Leipzig, Saxony state. 
Justice Ministry spokesman Joerg Herold told The Associated Press that Jaber Albakr, 22, killed himself sometime in the evening, but that the incident was still being investigated. 
Albakr, who had been under surveillance by German domestic intelligence since last month, was observed exiting the apartment building and authorities fired a warning shot. He nevertheless was able to elude police on the scene and flee the city. Inside the apartment they found highly volatile explosives and a home-made bomb vest. 

DSS releases copies of search warrants issued for Arrested Judges

The Department of State Security DSS has released copies of search warrants it obtained from the Magistrate Court of Abuja on October 5th for the search of the homes of the various judges that were arrested over the weekend.

Baby girl born with massive tongue undergoes life-changing surgery (See Photos)

A toddler, Paisley Morrison-Johnson, who suffered from a rare condition which made her tongue to grow more than twice the size of her mouth has had a surgical procedure to correct the condition, and for the first time smiled after the surgery.

The condition was so bad that even after surgeons cut away some part of the tongue, it still grew back and covered her mouth.

Doctors diagnosed Paisley as being born with Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS) – an overgrowth disorder that affects one in every 11,000 births worldwide.

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf quits

Wells Fargo & Co's (WFC.N) veteran chairman and chief executive officer, John Stumpf, is leaving the bank in the wake of a sales scandal and will be replaced as CEO by President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Sloan.

The San Francisco-based bank said on Wednesday that Stumpf was retiring with immediate effect. It is splitting the role of chairman and CEO with Stephen Sanger, its lead director, becoming chairman. Elizabeth Duke, an independent director, will be vice chair.

Why Drake and Rihanna Relationship Didn't Work Out

Drake and Rihanna seem to have split up. According to E! Online, a few days ago, news broke out that the singer and rapper have gone their separate ways.

This seemed to be confirmed by Drake himself when he shared a not-so-subtle Instagram post on Tuesday night. He doesn’t mention her name or tag her in the post but he does mention phrases that we could relate to any of our past relationships.
“Too mix up in drama to free my mind but I’m praying for you even in your darkest times,” he wrote beside a black and white photo of himself sitting in a car while holding a bottle of what appears to be alcohol.

Minister Of Environment, Amina Mohammed to Attend AU Summit

The nomination of the Minister of Environment, Mrs Amina Mohammed, to serve in the African Union (AU) Reform Steering Committee by President Buhari has been approved.

The committee, which is headed by President Paul Kagame of Rwanda is tasked with ongoing institutional reforms of the AU Commission and its organs.

The committee, which comprises eminent persons from the continent, will work on part-time basis to produce a report for presentation to the 28th African Union Summit in January 2017.

World's longest-reigning monarch, Thai King Bhumibol dies

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was the world's longest-reigning monarch, died in hospital on Thursday, the palace said in an announcement.

The palace did not give a reason for his death. He was 88 years old.

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in literature

Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature. The Swedish Academy cited the American musician for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

Ondo Guber: PDP, APC Governorship Candidates pick running mates based on Political Reach, Financial Strength

The two leading political parties for the November Gubernatorial Election for Ondo State, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday announced running mates for their candidates.

While the PDP chose the former Commissioner for Information in the state, John Ola Mafo as running mate to Mr Eyitayo Jegede SAN, the APC named a former Member of the House of Representatives, Hon Agboola Ajayi as running mate to Mr Rotimi Akeredolu SAN.

The two political parties had submitted names of their deputy governorship candidates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the deadline for such exercise expired yesterday.

Ribery says Griezmann Not Yet A World Class Player

Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann needs to perform at the highest level over a longer period of time before he can be described as a world-class player, according to Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery.

Griezmann has developed into one of the game’s brightest talents since joining Atletico Madrid in 2014 and is among the favourites to win the Ballon d’Or following an impressive Euro 2016 campaign with France.

Facebook under fire for its aggressive anti-nudity policy

Facebook has tendered an apology for removing a post by the French newspaper, Le Monde, about a mammogram screening, after yet again coming under fire for its aggressive anti-nudity policy.

The lead image of the article, which was published by Les Décodeurs, a data-focused site run by the paper, shows a woman having a mammogram and one of her breasts is exposed.

That seemed to be enough for the Social Networking Company to enforce its wide-ranging anti-nipple policy, and remove the article shortly after it was posted.

SHOCKING! Professional Boxer Announces Suicide Attempt On Social Media (See Post)

Former four-weight world champion and American professional boxer Adrien Broner has announced his plan to commit suicide on his social media page.

The boxer who in a series of messaged release on his Instagram page threatened to kill himself gave a 25 minutes countdown in his last message posted on his official page.

Kim K Cancels $1million Birthday Party Over Trauma from Paris Robbery

Reality TV star, Kim Kardashian does not seem to be coping well with the aftermath of her Paris robbery as sources have indicated that the actress and mother of two is still suffering from shock and trauma.

According to E! News, following the incident which occurred some weeks ago leading to the loss of about $11million in jewelry, Kim Kardashian has been unable to sleep properly and has thus canceled birthday plans earlier scheduled for October 28.

Boko Haram releases 21 Chibok Girls

Islamist Boko Haram insurgents have released twenty-one of the more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by in April 2014 to the Nigerian government.

According to reports, the girls were picked up by military helicopter from Banki area of Borno state where Boko Haram militants dropped them off earlier today.

The Federal Government has recently expressed its desire to negotiate the release of the abducted schoolgirls.