Tuesday 30 May 2017

Solomon Dalung Names #BBNaija Winner Efe Announced as “Youth Ambassador of Nigeria”

Big Brother Naija winner Efe Ejegba was has been announced as the “Youth Ambassador of Nigeria” by Youths and Sports Minister Solomon Dalung.

The announcement was made on Tuesday when Efe paid a courtesy visit to the minister.

Donald Duke: I want to be President of Nigeria

Former governor of Cross River State, Mr Donald Duke, on Tuesday said he would still take a shot at the presidency if the opportunity presented itself.

Duke spoke at a programme “The Nigerian Symposium for Emerging Leaders” held in Lagos. He said though he once aspired to the position but did not emerge the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, he would still contest for the highest office in the country at the appropriate time.

Wawu! Woman says she gave Birth to a Python (PHOTOS)

Nalongo Barbara Nvannungi, a woman in Nakawuka, Wakiso district in Ugandan, keeps a python at her home, but when wildlife authorities wanted to take it away, she claimed that “he” is her child, saying that she gave birth to twins in 2008, and reasoned that they cannot take her child away from her.

Residents are worried that the python could present a danger to the village and they went to Uganda Reptiles Village, Entebbe, asking them to take the python, but the mother is against taking away “her” child.

CAN backs Governor Ambode over sacking of Chaplain (PHOTOS)

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Lagos State Chapter on Tuesday denied the involvement of the wife of the State Governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode in the sacking of former Presiding Chaplain of Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Venerable Femi Taiwo, saying that the allegation was not only untrue but unjust and erroneous.

A newspaper had alleged in its series of reports that Taiwo was sacked for allegedly disrespecting Mrs Ambode by failing to accord her due recognition during an anointing service.

Gov. Ikpeazu 'Okays' Biafra Day celebration

The Abia state Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has said that there is nothing wrong in pro-Biafra agitators observing the Biafra Day so long as no life is lost, no property destroyed and nobody is molested.

The Governor also said that it was up to the businessmen to either come to market for their businesses of otherwise because democracy provides for freedom of expression and lawful gathering.

Godswill Akpabio: Why APC has failed

The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio while speaking in Abuja has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government, has failed to deliver in the last two years because they lacked experience and technical-know-how to administer the country.

Apparently mocking APC leaders, the former Governor of Akwa Ibom State said: “If it is not Panadol, it can’t be the same as Panadol. I believed that if it were PDP–between 2015 and 2017, we would have made more significant progress.

Governor El-Rufai says he has fulfilled his promises in Kaduna

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Monday said his government has fulfilled all the electoral promises he made to the people.

The governor said this in a state-wide broadcast to mark his two years in office.

El Rufai said ‎despite recruiting over 7000 personnel within the last two years, the state’s 2016 recurrent expenditures showed a N5bn reduction in personnel cost, as it moved from N26.8bn in 2015‎ to N21.8bn.

Former Panamanian dictator, Manuel Noriega, dead at 83

Panama’s former dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega died in Panama City late Monday, physically diminished after decades of imprisonment for crimes committed during his 1983-1989 rule.

Noriega, 83, passed away in Panama City’s public Santo Tomas hospital where he had been recovering from early March surgery to remove a brain tumour, and a subsequent operation to clean up cerebral bleeding.

Nnamdi Kanu prays for the souls of pro-Biafrans killed on May 30th, 2016

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, visited the scene where some Biafra agitators were murdered on the 30th of May, 2016 to remember them on the one-year anniversary of the death and also pray for the repose of their souls.

Just Wow! Man narrates how he manage to escape from a gang of policemen bent on framing and extorting him at Jibowu

A young man, who was allegedly assaulted by some policemen, who made failed attempts to frame him, narrated how quick thinking saved him from being exploited at Jibowu, Yaba, Lagos. 

See more of his tweets after the cut:

Politician and NURTW boss, Rasaq Bello shot dead during APC primaries

A prominent member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Lagos is dead. Rasaq Bello, popularly called Hamburger, was shot on Monday in the Shogunle area of Lagos during the local council primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He was shot by members of a rival gang allegedly led by Samson Agbetoye, popularly called Golden. Golden is said to belong to the MC Oluomo faction of the NURTW in the state.

Coroner finally reveals what killed Senator Isiaka Adeleke

The coroner in charge of the inquest constituted by the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola to probe the cause of death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke who died on April 23, 2017.

Olusegun Ayilara, has blamed the lawmakers death on drugs overdose, while giving his verdict on Tuesday ruled out poison as the cause of death.

Islamist militants stone man to death for cheating on his two wives (Photo)

Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia buried a man neck-deep and stoned him to death allegedly for cheating on his two wives. Dayow Mohamed Hassan, 44, was killed in the southern village of Ramo Adey in front of hundreds of onlookers.

Moalim Geedow, the regional governor representing the al Qaeda-linked insurgency, said Hassan was buried in a hole then pelted with stones.

Democracy Day: APC, PDP trade words over Buhari’s re-election in 2019

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State has said President Muhammadu Buhari needs eight years to put Nigeria on a good footage.

The party noted that it cannot rebuild what has been destroyed for sixteen years within two or four years.

But the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state said President Buhari does not deserve another term of four years.

APC Chairman, Odigie-Oyegun faults Buhari’s appointments in last two years

The All Progressives Congress, APC’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has faulted some appointments made by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

Describing the appointments as improper, Oyegun said that such appointments had caused tension in the APC in the past two years of being in power.

Oyegun stated this yesterday in Abuja while reviewing the activities of the APC administration in its two years in office.

We are not Nigerians - Southeast Nigeria on shut-down as Biafra marks 50 years

Shops, schools and businesses were shut in southeast Nigeria on Tuesday, 50 years to the day since the independent Republic of Biafra was declared, sparking a brutal civil war.

In Onitsha, the economic hub of Anambra state on the banks of the River Niger, most markets were closed and the streets were largely empty of people and traffic.

AS Roma sacks Luciano Spalletti

AS Roma said Tuesday that it had parted ways with Luciano Spalletti, just two days after the coach had guided the team to Champions League football next season.

Spalletti joined Roma for a second time as coach in January 2016 after a first stint between 2005-2009 during which time the club won two Coppa Italia and one Supercoppa.

Banky W dedicates new song “HEAVEN” to his Susu; Adesua Etomi (Watch VIDEO)

Banky W and Adesua Etomi are on a different cloud with their love story which started with a simple slide into the lady’s DM (Direct Message) on instagram and then gravitated towards the heart to become the best relationship story of this year.

Banky W has released the video to a new song “Heaven” produced by Chris Cubeta which he wrote for his heartthrob, Adesua Etomi off his Song ‘About U EP’. The song is a celebration of their love story.

BREAKING | Senator Dino Melaye allegedly caught on tape bribing tribunal Judge Akoh Ikpeme (Listen to Audio👇👇👇)

An audio tape obtained by Sahara Reporters has revealed how Nigerian Senator Dino Melaye compromised Justice Akon Ikpeme, the tribunal judge who handled his election case in 2015.

In the tape, which captures a telephone conversation between Justice (Mrs) Akoh and Mr. Melaye, the judge is overheard asking Mr. Melaye to give her a bribe in US dollars.

"Ekiti experiencing the worst government under Fayose" - SA to Buhari says

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, has advised the people of Ekiti State not to despair despite current challenges of good governance in the State.

Ojodu described the Fayose government as comedy skits, saying that the condition of the state is the worst since its creation.

Photos: Aisha Buhari jet off to London to meet her hubby, Muhammadu Buhari

The wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, on Tuesday left Nigeria for London, United Kingdom, to join her husband who has been on medical vacation since May 7.

According to a statement by her spokesperson, Bisi Olumide-Ajayi, the President’s wife thanked Nigerians who have been praying for her husband.

Governor Tambuwal says he's ready to sacrifice his 2nd term bid over verification exercise

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has maintained that the ongoing verification exercise at the state and local government levels would continue even if it would cost him his second term bid.

In an interactive session with newsmen as part of the activities marking his two years in office, the Governor reiterated that he owed nobody apology over the exercise because "we believe we are doing the right thing."

Vladimir Putin is a bigger threat to global security than ISIS - US Senator, John McCain

Republican senator, Jon McCain has just made a rather bold statement against the Russian president, Vladimir Putin.

McCain says Putin is the biggest threat to global security, even greater than Isis. In an interview on ABC this morning, the Republican senator said president Donald Trump made Putin “nervous” and expressed concern at reports that White House adviser Jared Kushner allegedly discussed creating a secret communication channel with Russia.

Thomas Tuchel quits as Dortmund coach

Thomas Tuchel will leave Borussia Dortmund after two years in charge, with the club thanking him for his work as they confirmed his departure.

On Tuesday, Tuchel announced the news on Twitter, using an account set up just over an hour before his departure.

82 Chibok girls released to remain with Ministry of Women Affairs till September

The Ministry of Women Affair has now received the 82 chibok girls for further rehabilitation. Receiving the girls who were recently released by Boko Haram insurgents, the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, said they will undergo four months rehabilitation in the properties available in the Ministry Women Affairs headquarters.

Manchester City close to Alexis Sanchez deal

Manchester City have heard talks with Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez and are confident of landing the 28-year-old.

According to reports, The Sky Blues are more likely to reunite Sanchez with Pep Guardiola, despite Arsenal preferring that he joined Bayern Munich should he leave the Gunners.

White House Communications Director Resigns

The White House communications director has resigned only three months after being hired by President Donald Trump.

Mike Dubke, an experienced Republican strategist, was hired to revamp the White House media strategy.

As part of the shake-up, White House press secretary Sean Spicer will reportedly hold on to his position, but there will be fewer media briefings.

True story about the controversial ‘I’m a fan’ song by Phyno allegedly stolen by Pia Mia

Pulse NG has release a report which explain in details the story behind the alleged theft of song by American singer Pia Mia. According to them Phyno tried pulling a fast one on the owner of the song “I’m A Fan”.

Read below:

PHOTONEWS: IPOB, MASSOB sit-at-home protest to mark Biafra@50

Below are photos from the ever busy roads and market of Owerri showing how deserted they are following sit-at-home declaration by Biafra to mark their 50th anniversary!

Comedian Ali Baba shares encounter with 2 married ladies to explain

Nigerian veteran comedian, Ali Baba took to Instagram to share his encounter with 2 married ladies to explain why appearances are deceiving, and why the face you see does not determine the person inside.

Below is what he wrote:
This is why the face you see does not determine the person inside. People may appear cool on the outside but combustible on the inside. This lady was woken up at 5:30am by the maigaurd, just to inform her of a flat tyre.

“I was 33 when I lost my virginity” – Chigul discloses reveals (Watch Video)

Nigerian comedienne and OAP, Chioma Omeruah a.k.a Chigul, who was guest today on Episode 9 of  Kemi Adetiba’s King Women, talked about her family,  how she consistently failed in school, her marriage, and being virgin till 33.

Say What | American musicians Pia Mia and Jeremih allegedly stole Phyno’s song

If you are Nigerian this story should make you pounds your chest and say yes I am a proud Nigerian. Why did we say so? Well, some American musicians stars shamelessly stole a song from our own Nigeria singer, Phyno and made it theirs.

Suicide bomber hits Ice cream shop, kills 16

A suicide bombing at a popular Baghdad ice cream shop killed at least 16 people, officials said Tuesday, an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

The overnight bombing in the Karrada district in central Baghdad also wounded 75 people, officials said.

IS issued a statement claiming the attack, identifying the bomber as an Iraqi who detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle targeting Shiite Muslims.