Monday 24 April 2017

Two female suicide bombers shot dead, one blows self up in Borno

Operatives of the Civilian Joint Task Force, CJTF, on Monday morning killed two female suicide bombers while the third blew herself up in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

The female bombers attempted to enter the city through Mamanti village in Jere Local Government Area at about 5.10 a.m but were shot dead before detonating the explosive devices strapped to their bodies.

Ikoyigate: Osinbajo's panel allegedly shelves plan to question Jonathan for political reasons

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo-led committee set up to investigate the suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke, and the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, has shelved plans to invite former President Goodluck Jonathan for political reasons.

Tiwa Savage: Why we can’t stop being sexual in entertainment

Multiple award-winning Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage, has said that the desire for glamour and appeal is the reason entertainers cannot stop being sexual in their performances.

She said this while addressing some pressing issues in the Nigerian music industry as a guest on an entertainment show.

2019 Election: ''I care about Nigeria''- El-Rufai discusses presidential ambition (VIDEO)

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai during an appearance on Channels TV Programme 'Hard Copy' denied having any Presidential ambition.

The Governor made the denial when he was asked if his recent involvement in different controversies had anything to do with a 2019 Presidential ambition. The Governor said his ambitions are not political and he has never had a political ambition.

"Messi is the best player in football history" - Luis Enrique

Barcelona manager, Luis Enrique has described star forward, Lionel Messi as the best player in the history of football.

Messi equalised soon after Casemiro had put the Madrid ahead.

Ivan Rakitic then edged Barca ahead before Sergio Ramos was dismissed for a two-footed challenge on Messi.

2017 IAAF World Championships: Nigeria’s 4x400m Women’s Relay Team Qualify For Tournament

Nigeria’s 4x400m women’s relay team has qualified to run in the event at the 16th edition of the IAAF World Championships scheduled to hold in August 2017 in London, United Kingdom.

The quartet of reigning national 400m champion Patience Okon George, quarter mile hurdler Ugonna Ndu, Jennifer Adaeze Edobi and Margaret Bamgbose achieved the feat Saturday in Bahamas where they qualified for the final of the event at the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017.

Fuji singer, Pasuma Conferred With Chieftancy Title

Fuji singer, Pasuma, was crowned the ‘Togan’ of Badagry Kingdom', at a ceremony that held in Lagos yesterday. He has joined the league of celebrities with a Chieftaincy title.

He was born on 27, November 1967 at Mushin in Lagos State but hails from Kwara State, western Nigeria.

Chelsea's Midfield Maestro N’Golo Kante Voted PFA Player Of The Year

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has been voted the Professional Footballers Association Player of the Year award.

The award ceremony was held on Sunday night.

Kante was voted as the best player in the Premier League for the 2016/2017 season by his fellow professionals.

Say What | Pastor introduces anointed pregnancy test to female church members

Malawian born/South African-based controversial pastor Prophet Major One, whose real name is Shepard Bushiri, has introduced anointed pregnancy tests that will help his female members and followers to know the man who made them pregnant.

He made the revelation during an interview on Mpumalanga FM this morning. He said that it is a fact they are sleeping around without protection and with spiritual husband’s as well.

Angry mob collapses canopy on Amosun, Akeredolu, others during Adeleke’s burial

Angry supporters of Adeleke collapse canopy on Amosun, Akeredolu, Oyinlola to chase out Idiat Babalola, who is a commissioner nominee of Governor Rauf Aregbesola.

Babalola who was seated among the dignitaries including the younger brother of the deceased, Deji Adeleke, was chased out by the youths who alleged that the former governor was poisoned by some APC leaders.

"There were times we wanted to give up but we remember why we first fell in love" Ufuoma McDermott celebrates 7th wedding anniversary

Actress, Ufuoma McDermott took to her Instagram page to celebrate her 7th wedding anniversary with her husband, Steven McDermott. She reminisced on ups and down of being married and also revealed there were times they wanted to give but managed to work through it.

She wrote;

Actress Beverly Naya issue advice to Ladies!

Nollywood actress, Beverly Naya is of the opinion that Ladies shouldn't give themselves up to men who haven't proved themselves worthy, especially as a lot of guys would say just about anything to get into their underwear.

Read what she wrote below:

Kano Pillars Sack Coach Kadiri Ikhana

Nigeria Professional Football League club Kano Pillars have sacked Kadiri Ikhana as their coach in his second spell with the team.

Pillars made the announcement on Sunday night via their verified Twitter handle.

Isiaka Adeleke finally buried amidst wailing

The first civilian governor of Osun State and serving senator, Isiaka Adeleke, who died in the early hours of Sunday, April 23, 2017, at a private hospital in Osogbo after succumbing to a protracted ailment has been buried amidst wailing.

TIVs in Diaspora To Buhari: Save our people from Fulani herdsmen

The Tiv Diaspora Forum, an umbrella of Tiv sons and daughters resident overseas have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to end the senseless killings of their kinsmen by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

In a statement jointly signed by Prof. Joseph T. Zume (USA), Engr. Lord M. Uva and Son Kai Gyoh, the group noted that they were particularly worried by the incessant attacks on Benue communities by this armed herders.

Anthony Martial’s goal against Burnley cost Man United £8.5million (Read Why)

Manchester United are due to pay Monaco £8.5million after Anthony Martial scored in their 2-0 win over Burnley on Sunday.

Martial made it 1-0 for United in the first half, following a quick break and it means they will now have to stump up another fee to Monaco.

Nigerians who own homes in the UK to start paying taxes in Nigeria

A major crackdown on tax evaders is on the way, Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun said yesterday.

They will be named and shamed – in a desperate move to improve the tax to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio and expose evaders.

The minister, who spoke at the end of the 2017 IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington, said Nigeria has the worst tax to GDP of six per cent in the world, as only 13 million people pay their taxes.

Kemi Adeosun: Fear not, recovered funds will not be re-looted

Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, has reassured Nigerians that the cash recoveries being made by agencies of government in President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption drive will not be re-looted.

Fielding questions at a press conference on the World Bank, IMF meetings in Washington, Adeosun said the country now has a single account for reconciling recovered funds, to avoid re-looting.

World Bank applauds Fashola’s power plan, offers to finance

The World Bank and some multilateral agencies in Washington have applauded Babatunde Fashola’s power sector recovery plan, offering financial support.

According to Kemi Adeosun, the head of Nigeria’s delegation to the World Bank, IMF meetings in Washington, the multilateral agencies said the plan is realistic.

Adaeze Yobo shares adorable new photos of her children

Adaeze, ex-beauty queen and wife of footballer Joseph Yobo, took to social media to share these cute new photos of her newborn daughter, Lexine and sons; Joey & Jayden. 

See another photo after the cut:

Dabota Lawson: "I don't even want to know what turn my life would have taken if my daughter didn't come"

Ex-beauty queen and mother-of-one, Dabota Lawson, took to social media to reveal that she doesn't (or even want to) know what turn her life would have taken if her daughter hadn't been born. Dabota has previously alleged that her ex husband, Sunny Aku, told her friends that she'll soon go broke and come back begging him after their separation. She now has a man who loves her, and a daughter also. 

She wrote: