Monday, July 25, 2016

Edo Female Speaker Steps Down

The Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Mrs. Elizabeth Ativie has stepped down from her position.

Her Deputy, Dr. Justin Okonoboh was however elevated to the position immediately she resigned.

Okonoboh was sworn in at about 11am this morning. It would be recalled that Ativie was sworn in on May ‎3rd, the day her predecessor, Victor Edoror, was impeached.

Trump Says French & Germans Could Face Extreme Vetting Before Entering US

In his nomination acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, Trump said he wanted to crack down on immigration with countries where terror attacks were rife.

He expanded on his aggressive policy on NBC's Meet The Press where he blamed France and Germany for letting terror flourish, saying: 'It's their own fault... They allowed people to come into their territory.'

'Here's my plan - here is what I want: Extreme vetting. Tough word. Extreme vetting,' he told Chuck Todd.

Photos: Nigerian Nabbed In India For Selling Bitter Kola As AIDS Curing Seeds

According to the Hindu reports, A Nigerian man identified as Eleazar, was nabbed on Sunday alongside three accomplices for cheating a local resident at Naya Nagar, Mira Road, one Anil Mathur of nearly Rs. 23 lakh in an online scam.

It was reported that they met on the social media and developed a friendship, after which, Eleazar offered Mathur a dealership in seeds that he claimed he used to produce expensive medicines in Nigeria

The victim fell for it and had paid nearly Rs. 23 lakh since June 21 before his arrest.

Again Buhari, Obasanjo In Closed Door Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari and former President, Olusegun Obasanjo are currently meeting behind closed doors.

The former President who arrived the Presidential villa, Abuja at about 12.54pm was driven to the forecourt of the President’s office in a black Sports Utility Vehicle.

Obasanjo was accompanied by one of his daughters.

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Jaden Smith Flaunts His Abs As He Steps Out With His Girlfriend


The 18-year-old flashed his muscles in an open button up shirt while his model lady love, 21, donned white as the pair was spotted leaving Gigi Hadid's New York apartment building on Sunday on their way to the Panorama Music Festival in NYC

Genevieve Nnaji Shows Off Natural Look

The iconic actress showed off a make-up free face on her IG page. You like?

Peter Okoye Tenders Apology, Says P-Square Is Back

Peter just released an apology on his Instagram page. He says he is sorry for his attitude lately and takes full responsibility for his emotional swings. According to him, they have threaded on the lonely part and can't do without one another. So Psquare is back alongside Jude as their manager. What he wrote after the cut.

10-Year-Old Child Labourer Dies After Adult Worker Put Air Compressor In His Anus


A 10-year-old child labourer died after his adult colleagues pushed an air compressor line into his rectum, it has been reported.

Sagar Barman, a child worker at a textile factory in Rupganj, Bangladesh, was rushed to hospital by his own father after the sickening assault. Ratan barman, who also worked at the factory, was told that someone was attacking his son and ran to find the boy with a bloated stomach.

A doctor at Dhaka Medical College Hospital said the child may have died because of air inserted through the rectum. Dr Firoz Ahmed told the Dhaka Tribune : "We will be able to give you details after the autopsy. The body has been sent to the morgue."

Sub Inspector Tanvir Hossain of the Rupganj Police Station said police had canvassed workers at the factory.

"We spoke to the workers but could not get any names. The family is in Dhaka Medical and we are in contact with them. Details will be learned after a case is filed," he said.

At Least 2 Dead & 17 Wounded As Gunmen Attack Teenagers At A Nightclub In Florida


At least two people have died and 17 others were injured after several gunmen opened fire in the car park of a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida.

Club Blu was said to have been hosting a teen night when the shooting take place, at roughly 12.30am.

Terrified youngsters were forced to "dodge cars and bullets" as they sprinted to safety, the mother of one girl who escaped uninjured said.

It comes two weeks after a lone gunman shot dead 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Ebube Nwagbo Puts Her Curves On Display

We must say she's got it! See full pic below...

"They Electrocuted My Genitals Says Nigerian On Indonesia's Death-Row List

A Nigerian man facing imminent execution in Indonesia tearfully told a court that police electrocuted his genitals to force him to confess to possessing heroin.

Michael Titus Igweh is among several prisoners on death row whom lawyers and human rights groups are frantically lobbying to save from the firing squad amid claims they were tortured and their legal cases riddled with corruption, errors and miscarriages of justice.

"I was constantly beaten, and my genitals electrocuted until I was helpless," the clothes importer, who was sentenced to death in 2003 for possessing 5.8 kilograms of heroin, told the Tangerang District Court in May. "In fact, I was threatened to be shot."

I Chained My Son Because He’s Possessed With ‘Stealing Spirit’ – Father Speaks


Pastor of The Key Joy Celestial Church, Francis Taiwo, who chained his 9-year-old son for several weeks, has confessed the reasons behind his action.

According to Mr. Taiwo, who was arrested on Sunday after initially attempting to escape law enforcement authorities said he took the action because he believed his son was possessed with a ‘stealing spirit’.

‘I chained my son because I felt he is possessed and I’m not comfortable with his stealing habit,” a police source present during his interrogation quoted the suspect as saying.

He also told officials that he married Korede’s mother who bore four children for him before their divorce in 2007. He said the victim’s mother, Marine Taiwo, was from Delta State and that Korede’s siblings were not living with him.

Iggy Azalea Accused Of Getting Butt Implants After Posting Bathroom Selfie

Social media users have accused Iggy Azalea of getting butt implants. Comments about the rapper's shapely bottom came in thick and fast after the 26-year-old Australian rapper shared a revealing bathroom selfie.

'Another fake booty,' one Instagram user left in the comments section below her snap, while another shared a similar view: 'That looks sooo fake'.

Others were more supportive of the X Factor Australia judge, with one fan writing: 'for everyone on here saying her a$$ is fake...dont you have anything to do with your lives.

Lil Wayne Walks Off Stage At Cannabis Concert

This rapper takes smoking weed very seriously but that does not mean he tolerates a crowd who puts the green stuff over his music.

Lil Wayne threw a not so little tantrum in the middle of his performance at the High Times Cannabis Concentrates Cup Show in San Bernardino, California, on Saturday.

The 33-year-old hip hop star was on stage just a few minutes and less than one blunt in before he became enraged and stormed off stage.

The Lollipop rapper literally did a mic drop after declaring he would never return to the event.

Henrietta Kosoko’s Son Speaks About His Music, Jide Kosoko & Late Mom

First son of late actress, Henrietta Kosoko,  Taiwo Olowu, who is  known as LT in music circles told Sunday Scoop, that he did not release his latest single, Mama, because he wanted to capitalise on his mum’s demise to promote the song.

“I did something to celebrate mothers. The song is a celebration of life and death. I didn’t do this song to advance my  career, it is to express myself. We all have different ways of mourning. I am not using her death to sell my music. I have been an artiste before now and my late mum was supportive of my career before she died,’’ he said.

Twenty-seven-year-old LT started music is 2009 and  released  his first single, Se Jeje, in 2013.   He is one of the twin boys late Henrietta had before she got married to  actor, Jide Kosoko. His twin brother, Kehinde,  is also a music producer.

Gunmen Abduct RCCG Pastor Shortly Before Sunday Service

There was panic at a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God at Santos bus stop in the Isawo, Ikorodu, Lagos State, yesterday after  some gunmen walked in and abducted the pastor before the morning service.

It was learnt that the pastor, identified only as Bajomo, was whisked away by the gunmen, who came to the church as if they were new members.

A Punch correspondent learnt that the pastor, who was abducted around 7am, was the first to reach the parish and was preparing for a workers’ meeting which usually preceded the Sunday service.

It was gathered that when the other members arrived at the church, the pastor was nowhere to be found.

Three Enugu Hospital Workers Nabbed For Forged Employment Letters (Photo)

Three workers in Enugu State University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Parklane, have landed in police net for allegedly gaining employment with forged letters, purportedly written by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

Southern City News learnt that the said letters bore the official letterhead of the Office of the Governor and also had the governor’s signature.

The suspects, Onuoha Gloria, Onwuameze Roseline and Thomas Nwigwe, were reportedly employed as accountant on Grade 11, Level 7, Higher Executive Officer Level 8 and chief typist CONTISS 8, Step 13, respectively.

Spokesman, Enugu State Police Command, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the development, disclosed that one Chijioke Nzegwu facilitated the forged letters.

Did You See The Road That Collapsed Saturday In Kaduna?

The twitter user who shared the photos said it happened on Saturday, June 23. He said it's the road leading to Barnawa and Living Faith from station roundabout in Kaduna.

When Fathia D3mned All & Stepped Out This Way

Even her designer acknowledged she is so bold and daring. It was City People Awards yesterday and the actress stepped out this way.

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MEND Confirms Talk With Buhari, Blasts Avengers

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) says President Muhammadu Buhari is right to have said that the federal government was discussing with militants through oil companies and law enforcement agents.

This comes after ‎President Muhammadu Buhari had said on Thursday that his administration was “talking with Niger Delta militants through oil companies and law enforcement agencies”, to find a lasting solution to insecurity in the region.

However, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) issued a denial the following day, saying “President Buhari-led government is not sincere to the Nigeria people and their foreign allies”.

But responding on Sunday, MEND confirmed that it had indeed been holding “preliminary talks” with the federal government.

It said militant groups such as the avengers were excluded because they belong to the group of “criminals” whome the federal government had said from start that it would never dialogue with.

Jonathan Is Responsible For Current Hardship, Economic Recession- Mbaka

Enugu-based Catholic Priest,Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, on Sunday, during his homily at Adoration Ministry, Emene, Enugu, slammed former President Goodluck Jonathan, accusing him of having ran a wasteful government which plunged the nation into its present economic recession.

Speaking through his Spokesperson, Maximus Ugwuoke, He said: “When these prophesies come, it must not be what people think or want; people are entitled to their views; those reactions mean nothing; the important thing is that there is nothing he had prophesized which never came to pass; the ministry does not care how people feel about his prophesies. Some call him controversial priest; some call him fiery priest and all that, they are entitled to their opinion. The fact remains that he is a true prophet.

“I will tell you something, it is for us humans to judge prophesies; he was the only person who said Buhari would win. If it were in the olden days, all those so-called men of God who castigated him would have received the wrath of God immediately. All of them should be ashamed of themselves now. Continue....

Uche Nnanna, Husband & Son Rock Matching Denim

The Nollywood actress and her family who are currently on holiday in Spain rocked the matching outfits for a day out.

It’s Illegal To Pay Ex-Governors As Senators- Falana

Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), said it was illegal for former governors, who have been placed on life pension in their states, to earn salaries and allowances in the National Assembly.

He also stated that the lawmakers ought not to have been entitled to the payment of their full salaries and allowances for failing to sit for the mandatory 181 days before going on a seven-month recess.

The Lagos lawyer, in a lecture he yesterday delivered as the investiture of Mr. Dele Ojogbede as President of Rotary Club, Ikoyi in Lagos, counselled the Federal Government on what to do with those undermining the anti-corruption war.

He also commented on the allegations of corruption against the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Gen. Tukur Buratai, Internal Affairs Minister Abdulrahman Dambazzau and Comptroller-General of Prisons Ahmed Jafaru, as well as the alleged budget padding in the Greeen Chamber.