Tuesday, February 9, 2016
A man has died today after setting himself on fire outside Kensington Palace, the London home of Prince William and his wife Kate, police said. However, the incident is not being treated as suspicious or related to terrorism, they added.
Police said they had been alerted just after midnight by officials from a central London hospital to say a man in their care had failed to return.
Three hours later, officers were called to a site near the locked parks of the palace, located in Kensington Gardens in central London, after reports of a man acting suspiciously. When they arrived they found the man, in his 40s, ablaze. He was declared dead not long afterwards.
It is not known if Prince William and his family were at the palace at the time.
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There was mild drama this morning within the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja as detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, refused to let prison officials remove the handcuffs on him and said he won’t also be getting down of the prison van that conveyed him to court.
The helpless prison officials had to summon his lead counsel, who came down and persuaded his client to come down of the van. Though it took several minutes before Kanu succumbed to the plea of his counsel, he however didn’t let any of them remove the handcuffs on him as they led him into the court room for trial.
German President, Mr. Joachim Gauck in the late hours of Monday visited Lagos State Governor Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, saying his country will help the country with technical know- how to successfully fight terrorism.
Gauck who spoke through an interpreter stated that the purpose of his visit to the country was to strengthen the cordial relationship between the two countries and to forge additional trade ties.
He expressed his willingness to share his country’s experiences in the field of science and technology, especially in the areas of capacity building.
The German President’s who is visiting Nigeria for the first time, is scheduled to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari later in the week to discuss other crucial areas of partnership between the two nations.
Popular Yoruba actor, Arakangudu who was actually very famous in the 90’s has passed away. Arakangudu with real names as Sikiru Adeshina passed away yesterday, 8th of February, 2016 in Kaduna after a heart attack. His remains will be taken to his home town, Osun State today for burial. It’s really really sad. I remember watching him as a young child whenever we visited my grandma then. His acting skill as an herbalist was so fantastic. May his soul rest in peace. So sad! Another photo below.
Photo Of The Lady Expelled From Rivers State University Of Science & Technology Because Of Her Disabilities
According to her parents, she wasn’t born deaf, but the sudden illness came upon her at 6. Ms Jane Ihuoma Ottah however said nothing will hinder her from getting educated and fulfilling her dreams of becoming a lecturer in life. And even though she scaled through Primary school, made her WAEC in one sitting, Rivers State University of Science & Technology are now trying to cut off her dreams at a point where she is very close to it.
Some of us can’t wait for the court to be fast about this case, so that Jane can get back to class, and ofcus the school pay for damages. What were they thinking? If you missed her first feature find it here.
The chief executive of Google, Sundar Pichai, has been awarded $199m (£138m) in shares, a regulatory filing has revealed. This now makes him the highest-paid chief executive in the US.
Mr Pichai became chief executive of the search engine giant following the creation of its parent, Alphabet. Mr Pichai was awarded 273,328 Alphabet shares on 3 February, 2016 worth a total of $199m, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
The new award of shares takes Mr Pichai's total stock value to approximately $650m.
Mr Pichai's share award will vest incrementally each quarter until 2019. In other words, full control over the shares will pass to him on a gradual basis.
More than 50,000 children in Somalia are now left to face death because of the ongoing drought in the country. A stark warning issued by the UN's humanitarian office, Ocha, said the malnutrition situation is alarming.
It added that nearly one million Somalis, one in 12 of the population, "struggle... to meet their food needs".
The drought in Somalia has been partly caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon which has affected east and southern Africa. Earlier in this decade, some 260,000 people died in Somalia as a result of a drought.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is set to arraign a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Ricky Tarfa, on a two- count charge bordering on obstruction of justice and attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Mr. Tarfa was arrested on Friday, February 5, by operatives of the EFCC in Lagos, where he allegedly hid two suspects – Nazaire Sorou Gnanhoue and Modeste Finagnon, both Beninoise – in his Mercedes Benz Sports Utility car, thereby shielding them from being arrested and willfully obstructing the course of justice.
A 30-year-old corps member and housewife, Funmilayo (pseudonym) has been battered by her husband, identified only as Bade, who also allegedly poked his finger into her eye during a disagreement at their home in the Surulere area of Lagos State.
Bade was also alleged to have stabbed her in the face with a broken glass and rained blows into her head and face.
She was rushed to a health centre in the area before being taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.
A 51-year-old civil servant, Babatunde Ojulari, has lost four teeth during fisticuffs with his neighbour, Sunday Akinola.
It was learnt that Ojulari’s wife had complained to him that Akinola barged into the toilet in their residence on Akala Street, Idi-Oro, Mushin, Lagos, without tendering an apology when he saw her there.
It was said Ojulari was reporting Akinola to his wife when the suspect came out from his room and challenged him, which led to a duel between them. Ojulari’s four teeth were yanked out during the duel.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi will undergo a procedure on today to treat kidney stones, but is still expected to be available for this weekend's visit of Celta Vigo.
The Argentina captain was absent from training on Monday, for which the club cited "personal reasons", suggesting he was a doubt to face Valencia in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final on Wednesday.
And he is now certain to miss the Mestalla trip after it was revealed that he is undergoing surgery at the Clinica Dexeus today to treat the same kidney problem that affected him during the Club World Cup in December.
The procedure is understood to be minor, with Messi able to return home on the same day and expected back in training on Wednesday.
The Australian High Commission in Abuja in a statement yesterday said Australia is willing to support Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger with $3m to help fight hunger in Boko Haram crisis places. It also said that it had dedicated an additional $2.4m to existing projects to combat malnutrition in Niger, adding that its total global contribution to the World Food Programme for 2015-2016 was $43.3m.
The commission also stated that Australia’s contribution to the World Food Programme was being used in all four countries to assist up to 400,000 of the region’s refugees, Internally Displaced Persons and the communities hosting them to gain access to life-saving food assistance, the statement said.
The family of Lowo Oyediran-Ajanaku, who was allegedly stabbed to death by his wife, Yewande, was on Monday thrown into fresh mourning as the foster father of the deceased, Oyewole Ajanaku, reportedly died of shock.
A Punch correspondent gathered that 89-year-old Ajanaku, who was the foster father of the France-based businessman developed some health issues on hearing that his nephew, Lowo, had been allegedly murdered by his wife.
The foster father was said to have died of complications related to high blood pressure on Monday at Gbongan, in the Ayedaade Local Government Area of Osun State.
Monday, February 8, 2016
A burglar arrested by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command, has disclosed that he pays N240, 000.00 monthly to service his hotel bills.
Joseph David, 20, from Ekpoma, Edo State, was arrested in Ikeja at about 4:40 a.m. after he had successfully burgled two flats in Gbajobi Street, Balogun, Ikeja, where he stole three laptops and five mobile phones.
David was on his way to the hotel (name withheld) located in Dopemu, where he has been lodging for over one month when he was intercepted by the police.
“Some of us standing in front of me right now do not understand the wonders God Almighty has done in our lives. We are here to celebrate the rebirth of another individual whom God has given another chance after his successful brain surgery.”
“Sometimes, there are some things we appreciate we had in life and some other we also regret not having. How I wish I had another chance at life and I can stand on both feet the same way Julius Agwu and everyone in the hall is standing right now?,” he said emotionally before doing what he knows how to do best; singing.
Oh what a miracle! God still REIGNS. Whoop whoop… More photos below….
A male leopard which entered a school in the Indian city of Bangalore injured six people trying to capture it. A scientist and a forestry employee were among those mauled during the near 10-hour long effort to corner the dangerous animal on Sunday.
The leopard, which strolled into the Vibgyor International school, was eventually tranquillised and released. The eight-year-old male was spotted strolling inside the school premises in the Kundalahalli area, but thank God it was a Sunday!
Footage on the school's security cameras showed it first attacking a man near a swimming pool, before forest department employees came to corner it.
….Awarded Prestigious Compasso d’Oro Award in the First Year of International Participation
LG Electronics (LG) has been awarded the coveted Compasso d’Oro International Award for the revolutionary refrigerator design of the company’s Dual Door-in-Door™ refrigerators. The company took home the top prize in the Design Food Preparation and Instruments category.
As the oldest and most recognized award of its kind in Europe, the Compasso d’Oro (“Golden Compass”) was established in 1954 to celebrate the products that were made in Italy. Hosted exclusively by Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (ADI), the theme for this year’s award was Design for Food and Nutrition. The 2015 competition was the first time the award was open to competitors from outside Italy, making LG among the first foreign winner of Compasso d’Oro International. Entries were evaluated on three criteria: Innovation, Communicative Quality and Sustainability. The official awarding ceremony took place on December 2 in Milan.
Respected former head of Nigeria's Central Bank, Lamido Sanusi has said the government should end its policy of trying to maintain the value of the currency, the naira. Mr Sanusi said the drawbacks of the policy "far outweigh its dubious benefits", the Financial Times reports.
President Muhammadu Buhari had told the BBC last week that he was not convinced of the need to "murder" the naira.
However the falling oil price has put pressure on his currency policy. While the authorities are keeping the official naira rate at around 200 to the US dollar, the black market rate is closer to 300 and sometimes more than.
Atiku Reveals One Of Escaped Chibok Girls Is Now Studying At The American University Of Nigeria (Photos)
The former Vice-President who has been very active about educating young Nigerians in the North, especially those in IDP camps this afternoon took to twitter to reveal the girl pictured above was one of the abducted chibok girls who escaped from Boko Haram’s den and has been a student of The American University of Nigeria (AUN). Atiku says she is studying computer science at the institution and she is now willing to impact the knowledge she has gained so far on others. He says he is proud of what she has become and we must say we are proud of her too! God bless everyone doing this individually.
Okay so last week, Mr Egbegbe, some call him Mr Money, because they say he is rich among Yoruba Nollywood big boys and producers, took to his instagram page and posted photos of himself and the actress cuddling and the actress was seen sleeping conveniently in his alms! We saw the photos but still ignored because it could be old photos for all we care. While still posting that, Seun Egbegbe also posted a photo of a cake where he wrote ‘I am sorry Ola mi’ boldly on it and we still ignored that too (NO the evidence never THICK).
So yesterday uncle Egbe decided to flaunt his range rover (the one Toyin drove for weeks) before they fought and he took back from her, and we carefully noticed the ride, the floor, the stairs, entrance and gate cus the photos were many. Fast forward to this morning, Toyin also posted two photos to begin her morning and alas it turned out to be she posed beside the same ride, on same spot (floor), by the same entrance and the black gate also gave her away. Continue...
The old tatt (left above) has just been covered up by the actress because she says it has gone bad and she no longer likes it. The actress has now decided to get a new one- a catfish representation on the same spot to cover it up.
The tatt is yet to be completed because it has not been coloured and she says she is going right for that today. More photos below.
Students of Afe Babalola University (ABUAD) in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State began a violent protest late Sunday night till early Monday morning, destroying school property. One can’t ascertain what actually went wrong, but reports on twitter by students say the school gate is currently on fire. More photos after the cut.
Shehu of Borno, His Eminence Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El-Kanemi CFR, will on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 be installed as Chancellor of the University of Lagos, a statement issued by the university over the weekend said.
It will be recalled that the position of the Chancellor of the University of Lagos has been vacant since the death of the last Chancellor, the Attah of Igala, Aliyu Obaje in 2012.
Himself and Mikel Obi then had a different talk and made video recordings where Obi admitted himself and the P-Square brothers where players at the Pepsi football club in Jos about 20years ago, while Peter played for under 15, he Mikel played for under 10. Mikel also said he is very happy that someone like Peter is venturing into a business like theirs.
Meanwhile his brother, Paul Okoye is in Nigeria on a radio tour promoting his new artiste, Muno. This is the second project Peter will be doing without Paul. First was the famous Dance with Peter which was sponsored by Glo and heavily supported by Kaffy. See more photos of the stars he met after the cut.