Saturday, November 21, 2015

Anonymous Hackers Claim ISIS Militants Are Plotting 'Worldwide Day Of Terror' TOMORROW

Hacking group Anonymous claims ISIS is plotting a worldwide day of terror tomorrow. In a statement the secretive collective claims terrorists are plotting to carry out as many as eight attacks on Sunday.

France, the United States, Indonesia, Italy and Lebanon have reportedly been targeted according to posts on Twitter alongside the hashtags #22Daesh #OpParis.

Among the events targeted is the WWE wrestling event at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, the Express reports.

It will be recalled that hacker group Anonymous declared war against ISIS after the attacks in Paris last Friday night.

Aisha Buhari Visits Tinubu At Home (Photos)

The wife of the President of Nigeria, Mrs Aisha Buhari today visited a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu at his Lagos home. She was accompanied by the First Lady of Lagos State, Bolanle Ambode. Mrs Aisha was however welcomed by Tinubu and his wife Remi. See more photos below.

Asia: Bangladesh Executes Two Opposition Leaders

Bangladesh has hanged two top opposition leaders who failed to secure a pardon from the president.

Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid and Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury, sentenced to death for their roles in Bangladesh's 1971 independence war with Pakistan, were executed on Saturday night less than an hour apart.

The executions came shortly after President Abdul Hamid rejected appeals for clemency.

Sheikh Maruf Hasan, deputy police chief of the capital Dhaka, said earlier on Saturday that security was stepped up in the country to prevent unrest in response to the execution.

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed their final legal appeals, upholding the leaders' death sentences originally handed down by a controversial war crimes tribunal in 2013.


Deadly Suicide Attack Rocks Northern Cameroon

At least 10 people have been killed in a suicide attack near the Nigerian border in Cameroon's Far North region, security sources have said.

Dozens more were wounded in Saturday's bombing in the village of Nigue, a suburb of Fotokol town, in an attack carried out by suspected members of Nigeria's armed group, Boko Haram.

"The initial figures speak of 10 dead including the suicide bombers and around a dozen wounded," a senior Cameroonian army commander told the Reuters news agency.

Local online publication L'Oeil du Sahel said that at least four suicide bombers were involved in the attack. 

Biafra: We Won’t Allow Anyone Plunge The Country Into Crisis, FG Warns

The Nigerian presidency has warned those agitating for a breakaway Biafra republic to have a rethink, saying the federal government would not fold its hands and allow anyone plunge the country into crisis.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who gave the warning on Saturday, in Jos, said government would not watch while some individuals and groups create unnecessary tension in the country in the guise of seeking to break away from Nigeria.

“We need to build the civic capacity to defeat the false and dangerous premises and assumption of violence extremism. Never again should we allow mindless violence inspired by false and evil precepts to threaten our national security,” Mr. Osinbajo said.

Nigerians Can Now Transfer Money Internationally Through Mobile Phones

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has approved international mobile money as part of international money transfer services nationwide.

The CBN explained that the approval followed series of representations by financial stakeholders on the need to facilitate foreign exchange transactions through a more convenient and flexible payment window.

It also said that its approval followed widespread use of mobile telephone in Nigeria and in recognition of telephone potential as a tool for financial inclusion and efficient payment system.

Vatican Sues Journalists Who Leaked Catholic Church’s Confidential Information

The Vatican is to sue five people, including two investigative journalists and their informers, in connection with the recent VatiLeaks 2 scandal, it announced on Saturday.

The Catholic Church accuses the five of publishing confidential documents and information relating to "the fundamental interests of the Holy See and the state." If found guilty, they could face between four and eight years in prison, according to Italian news agency Ansa.

Among the accused are journalists Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi, who have published books on Catholic Church scandals based on leaked documents. In particular, they have accused the church of irresponsibly wasting the money of its faithful.

Happy Birthday Deola Smart

If I am allowed to wish you a happy birthday here, I will write you a whole page because you are truly a special being! Deola is a year older today and her fiancé, Michael Awujoola deemed it fit to customize a Rolex wrist watch for her and got her loads of other gifts. And ofcus they will be having a get together later this evening with selected friends. Happy birthday Deola. God bless your new age!

Buhari Leaves For Iran Tomorrow

President Muhammadu Buhari would leave Abuja tomorrow for Tehran, Iranian capital to participate in the 3rd Gas Exporting Countries’ Forum, GECF, which opens on Monday.

A statement by Femi Adeshina reads: “President Buhari and the leaders of Iran, Russia, Qatar, the Netherlands, Venezuela, Oman, Algeria, the United Arab Emirates, Bolivia and other member-countries of the GECF are expected to review the current market outlook on gas and discuss strategies for boosting gas production during their meeting in Tehran.”

“Nigeria and other GECF members currently account for 42 percent of global gas production‎, 70 percent of global gas reserves, 40 percent of pipeline transmission of gas and 65 percent of the global trade in Liquefied Natural Gas.

Winners Of Naija FM Comedy Jam Happening Today

Abiodun Olaniyan, Lanre Popoola, Williams Nnachi and Kusimo Olakunle please call this number, 08101641111 now so that you can know what time to pick your tickets. You can also tell her you prefer to pick it at the venue to make it very convenient for you. Congrats and have fun guys!

50 Million Nigerians Defecate Outside- UNICEF

In a report issued yesterday by Ijeoma Onuoha-Ogwe, UNICEF ‘A Field Office’ Communication Officer (Advocacy, Media and External Relations) on behalf of Sanjay Wijesekera, head of UNICEF’s global water, sanitation and hygiene programmes, to coincide with World Toilet Day, It disclosed that over 50million Nigerians do not have access to toilets hence resort to open defecation.

The world body also revealed that Nigeria ranks among the five countries in the world with the greatest rates of open defecation.

Wijesekera was also quoted to have said “Nigeria loses over 150,000 children to diarrhea annually. After pneumonia, it is the biggest killer of Nigeria’s under-fives; 88 per cent of diarrhoea cases in Nigeria are attributed to unsafe water and sanitation. Where rates of toilet use are low, rates of diarrhoea tend to be high’’.

OPC Launches Online Radio, Magazine

Leader of the Oodua People’s Congress, OPC, Otunba Gani Adams, has announced the launch of an Oodua Radio/Magazine, in honour of the matriarch of the Awolowo dynasty, late Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo.

Adams who said the launch took place in London earlier in the week, explained that the media will serve to project, enhance and showcase the Yoruba cultural heritage and tradition of the Yoruba to the world at large.

He said that there was an urgent need to resuscitate the Yoruba culture and tradition which he regretted were going extinct. Adams said the radio station would propagate the cultural beliefs of the Yoruba through what he described as effective communication channels.

According to him, “establishing the Oodua Radio and Magazine is a deliberate attempt to showcase Yoruba culture and ethics globally.

Photo: 28-Year Old Lady Found Dead At Matrimonial Home As Husband Flee Scene

So short of words. Her death is definitely not natural. But how can you be sick and be with your parents for three weeks without your husband asking after you and shortly after you got back on your feet you return to him. Honestly, women have been made to see marriage as a must. Even if it will take your life, you must just stay married. I really pity ladies, especially my Yoruba sisters. Don’t know about other tribes, but I think it’s tough with us. Is it what your mother will say? And your father? What about your extended family members? Even those aunts with broken homes (mschew). 

Everybody just want to see you married, even if you are the one financing your home and your husband is still maltreating you, they just want you still there. Her case reminds us of the banker woman and many other women who died while just being at home with their spouse alone. However, one thing their spouses all have in common is that they are always out of job. They never finance their homes and they take it out on their women. Though the women turn out to be the bread winners, they mostly end up in grave. The sad end of 28-year old Olusayo....

Alleged Corporate Robbers Who Rob Around Victoria Island/Ikoyi Nabbed (Photo)

Two brothers are currently being held in a bizarre case of robbery, in which they were said to dress like corporate office workers to rob women at the close of work in Lagos.

The brothers, Ikenna and Chinedu Onukwo, who are 28 and 23 years old respectively, claimed to be students of the North American University in Benin Republic.

According to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, the siblings operated their robbery operations like a family business.

He said during the parade of the suspects that their modus operandi sets them apart from regular robbers because they dressed up like corporate office workers.

Biafra: No Right Thinking Person Would Support That Madness- Ohanaeze

The apex Igbo socio–cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Friday disowned the Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and his cohorts in their struggle for Biafra agitation.

Addressing reporters in Awka, the Chairman, Forum of State Presidents of Ohanaeze in the seven Igbo –speaking states, Dr. Chris Eluomunoh, said no right thinking person would support what he called the madness of the group .

He said: “You will notice that Ohanaeze has been very silent on the issue of Biafra insurgency, though the youth wing of Ohanaeze has been speaking on it. Ohanaeze, as the Igbo cultural group, cannot support Biafra and we dissociate ourselves from it totally.

Photos From Goodluck Jonathan’s 58th Birthday

The ex-president clocked 58 yesterday and here are photos from the special day. See more after the cut.

Alariwo Confirms Scrotum Surgery, Says His Family Has Been Through A Lot In This Past Weeks

It’s a Punch Newspaper report…..

A few days ago, news reports had it that the self-styled King of Crossover music, Alariwo of Africa (real name is Rotimi Martins), was critically ill and in need of about $130,000, which is the equivalent of N26m, for an urgent surgery abroad.

The reports also said the popular artiste had been diagnosed with a disease known as Varicocele, which is described in medical terms as an enlargement of veins inside the scrotum.

When our correspondent spoke with Alariwo at the Excellence Hotel in the Ogba area of Lagos on Thursday, he said that while it was true that he had an issue with his health, it was not as critical as the reports, which were mostly published online, implied.

Eniola Badmus Speaks On Being A Clown And Not A Bully, Then Fame

Nollywood actress Eniola Badmus has said she is not a bully but a clown. According to her she might act like one in the movies, but that is far from who she is. Speaking with Saturday beats Eniola said;

“If I were like the character you see on television, by now I am sure you would have heard series of news about me fighting on the streets. But I am not like that. I am an easy going person and can be a clown at times.”

Has fame changed her? She replies;

“Fame has not changed me in anyway. There is no where that I feel like going that I can’t go to. The only difference is that I may have to have some security around me while going to some places. I am a down-to-earth person. I still go to all those places I went before I became a celebrity but I may not be able to go alone. Such opportunities allow you connect with your beginnings.”

The Decision To Ban ‘I-Pass-My Neighbour’ Generators Will Only Bring More Hardship, Etcetera Tells Buhari

Dear President Buhari, I will like to extend an invitation to you for a tour of down town, so that you can have a clear view of what the people who voted you into office feel about certain decision your government has taken so far, especially the decision to ban ‘I-pass-my-neighbour generator’.

Contrary to the picture your advisers have painted to you, the decision to ban ‘I-pass-my neighbour’ generators will only bring more hardship to the people down here who have never in any way, benefitted from the Nigerian government at any time. The little hope that your “change” mantra brought to the poor man is fast becoming another tale in the book of presidential lies.

So, for you to really understand the ramification of your decision, I urge you to come for a quick tour of down town. Don’t worry sir; it won’t cost you a thing. We will ensure that your visit is as comfortable as we can. Yes, we know you don’t take ‘shepe’ or ‘mishango’ or ‘Ghana root’ mixed with ‘draw-draw’. But don’t worry, we will have enough pure water available for you to cool your feet, wash your face and quench your thirst.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Photos: 18 Die, 56 Injured In Early Morning Crash On Lokoja- Abuja Road

Eighteen persons have lost their lives in an accident that occurred around 5.45am this morning on Abuja-Lokoja road. The Kogi State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr Ogochukwu Ugboma who confirmed the accident, said 16 men and two women died in the mishap.

56 other persons, including a female child, sustained injuries.

The accident involved a Lagos bound luxury bus with registration number Lagos XT 286 LSD belonging to a popular transport company, First Tarzan. The cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained.

Last Week Friday Giveaway Winners

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Win Tickets To Naija FM Comedy Jam & Party With Tuface, Wande Coal, Seyi Shay, Basket Mouth & More

The Naija FM comedy jam 2015 holds tomorrow, 21st of November at the Muson Centre and they will be giving 5 of our reader’s tickets to the show.

The show features explosive performances from 2Face, Wande Coal, Seyi Shay, Basketmouth, Bovi among many others.  What you need to do to win a ticket and be part of the fun tomorrow is to answer these questions correctly and pronto, you are in!

1. Name five performers that will perform tomorrow at the show
2. Where will this year's Naija FM Comedy Jam hold

3. Name two categories from the Naija FM Comedy awards ceremony.

Winners will be announced very early tomorrow morning and you can conveniently pick your tickets at the venue. You know we always make it easy for you our lovers? Yes we do!

Don’t Start A Battle You Can’t Finish, Workers Warn Governors Over Proposed Non Payment Of Minimum Wages

Ghen ghen, the battle has just begun and we are with the WORKERS on this. Lol. According to Premium Times, Governors of the 36 states of the federation may face a major confrontation with Nigerian workers, following yesterday’s declaration that they would no longer be able to pay the N18,000 national minimum wage due to dwindling oil revenue.

The pronouncement has triggered stern objections by various workers’ groups in the country, with organised labour threatening to shut down the country should the governors insist on taking the decision.

Leaders of the various labour groups, including the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, also warned against the ugly consequences of the governors’ decision.

Nollywood Film Producer Loses Cameras Worth Millions Of Naira To Thieves Despite Police Van Being Behind

Nollywood film producer, Elvis Chuks is bitter and sad at the moment. According to the successful film producer, he just left his movie location at Ikeja and was heading to the Island before he was robbed around Illupeju. All the cameras and other equipments they made use of during the day were all taken away from him. He says the sad part was that a police van was right behind him. When he tweeted at me, I asked if he was the one that was robbed directly and he said yes. See some of his tweets below. Really really sad!

The Woman With The Rainbow Hair Becomes Internet Sensation (Photos)

At a glance, this dark-haired woman, known only as Jaye, appears to have a normal cropped style.

But when she runs her hands through it, viewers are treated to a rainbow of colour as she reveals her amazing green, blue and purple highlights.

Her unique hairstyle has left the internet baffled. She says it costs about £116 but she was able to get a discount.

Kogi Governorship Election: Kogi Declares Today Public Holiday

Today is a public holiday in Kogi State. The holiday was declared by the State Governor to enable people return to their villages to vote.

Youth corpers who have just finished from the orientation camp have been drafted for the election. 

Electoral officials and election materials are to move to their destinations later today.

Swedish Artist's Road Signs Warn Against Smartphone Usage, But Government Wants Them DOWN

A Swedish artist is attempting to send a message about smartphone usage by placing several traffic signs, depicting two pedestrians looking down at their smartphones, around the streets of Stockholm.

29-year-old Jacob, Sempler realized that he was addicted to his smartphone after nearly being hit by a car while walking down the streets of Stockholm. Now he is looking to spread his message and encourage people to keep their heads up as they walk.

"One day on my way to work I was almost run over because I was staring at my phone like a sick person," he told The Local. "It hit me then that I'm not the only one with this behavior and that it ought to be addressed somehow."

Sempler and his creative partner Emil Tiismann set out to do just that by creating the signs and placing them in various locations around Sweden.

The signs have caught the attention of many passers-by who have shared the signs via social media.

However, local traffic authorities have said the signs will be taken down because they are not official traffic signals.

On-Going: Gunmen Take 170 Hostage In Mali Hotel

Malian security forces take position near the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako on Nov. 20, 2015

Gunmen have launched an attack on the Radisson Blu Hotel in the centre of Mali's capital, Bamako. According to BBC, two people have locked in 140 guests and 30 employees in "a hostage-taking situation".  The hotel's owners disclosed this in a statement.

Police have surrounded the hotel, which the gunmen entered shooting, and shouting "God is great!" in Arabic.

The US-owned hotel is popular with expats working in Mali.

A Chinese guest told China's state news agency Xinhua via a mobile app that he was among a number of Chinese citizens trapped there.A security source has told Reuters that some hostages, including those able to recite verses of the Koran, are being freed at the moment.


Happy Birthday To Ex- President Goodluck Jonathan

The former president was born November 20, 1957 which makes it his 58th birthday today.  He has been getting loads of birthday greetings on social media from well-meaning Nigerians and we also say a very big happy birthday to him. 

Incredible! Police Discover Gun Inside A 19-Year Old Girl’s Vagina

A woman who was found by police to have a loaded gun hidden in her vagina has been sentenced to three years in prison. The 21-year-old was pulled over last April for driving with a suspended licence before police discovered an 'unknown object' in her crotch during a search.

A female officer then took Archer, who was then 19 years old, to the bathroom where she discovered a five-shot four-inch long 22 calibre North American Arms revolver hidden inside her.

It was later discovered the gun was stolen a year earlier from the car of 70-year-old retired salesman.

Lucozade, Ribena Storm Shops To Surprise 24 Lucky Winners

24 lucky winners have emerged in the first week of the Lucozade & Ribena #SaveAndWinBig Promo.

When the promo ambassadors first stormed the shops to surprise lucky winners, most shoppers didn’t even know what was happening. One of the lucky winners Mr. Theophilus Ibadu was with his kids just to shop in his favourite store as usual only to be spotted and approached by the promo ambassador who rewards with him a home theatre instantly for purchasing the required amount of Lucozade and Ribena.

You can just imagine the excitement when the lucky winners were gifted the surprise rewards. He told the Lucozade and Ribena crew “I just came to do my usual shopping because my kids wanted a bottle of Ribena and now, I’m going home with a home theatre, thanks to Lucozade and Ribena”

Aside Not Been AbleTo Pay Minimum Wages, Governors Will Also Reduce Salaries Of Political Appointees

If you ask us, that’s a good one, but the N18,000 peanuts should please be considered. God bless our Governors. So aside from saying they won’t be able to pay minimum wages henceforth, the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has also announced plans to reduce the salaries of political office holders as a means of reducing the huge overhead costs of state governments in the face of declining fiscal revenue.

The chairman of the forum, Abdulaziz Yari, also announced the decision during the meeting which held at the Presidential Villa.

The forum also added that it has plans to hold a round-table meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari to find a solution to the economic situation confronting the country.


Senate Summons IG Of Police Over Kidnappings

The Senate has summoned the Inspector-General of Police Mr Solomon Arase, over the incessant spate of kidnappings in different parts of the country. The Police Boss is to brief the Senate on the steps the Police is taking to address the problem.

The upper legislative chamber also resolved to review the extant laws on kidnapping, with the intention of imposing stiffer penalties on culprits.

These actions by the Senate followed a motion raised by a Federal Lawmaker, Senator Andy Uba, who drew the attention of the Senate to the prevalent cases of kidnappings in Nigeria. He said that the crime has assumed dangerous dimensions and spreading to virtually all parts of the country.


Nigeria! Ex-Teacher Offers To Sell Kidney To Get Out Of Poverty

An ex-primary school teacher, Idris Bala, has offered to sell one of his kidneys because he could not feed his family as well as pay his house rent.

Speaking in an interview in Kano, Bala, who lives in Naibawa quarters, said he used to ride a tricycle known as ‘Keke Napep’.

However, according to him, three months ago, the owner collected the tricyle and sold it because he needed money. Since then, the embattled ex-primary school teacher has been looking for jobs. Continue...

Toyin Aimakhu Beaten Blue-Black By New Lover? (Photos)

This is not exclusive to me, it’s mikeangelonews story. Now this is it. According to Mike (a man who has been practicing journalism for years) said Toyin Aimakhu’s alleged lover, Seun Egbegbe has beaten her to a pulp for denying him on the pages of nbewspapers. He said Mr seun feels he has done a lot for Toyin to start praising him, but Toyin feels it is too early to let the world know about their love because she just walked out of a marriage. Mike said Toyin’s friends told him about the new development. Now, when a journalist says a ‘friend’ told me, that friend could mean, her friend in the right sense, it could also mean the lover himself, yes, you heard me (that is why I laugh sometimes when people say, ladun this is too personal, they could sue. Sue? Sue when it was your partner that leaked it? Please sueeeeee.... or her colleagues who are envious of her.

Anyway, he said Toyin has been absent on instagram for about 3 days now, and that is because she has a swollen face. Like I said, It is not my story and I am not saying it is true. For those of you that like a gist like this, oya continue after the cut. Btw, that is Seun Egbegbe up there o. The guy has been in the entertainment industry for a long time and has dated many actresses, most especially upcoming ones according to a lot of softsell newspapers. They all cant be WRONG. lol. Continue...

We Can No Longer Pay N18,000 Minimum Wage – Governors

State governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum have said that they can no longer pay the N18,000 minimum wage.

According to them, the minimum wage was imposed on them when oil sold for $126 as against the present price of $41 per barrel.

This was one of the outcomes of the forum’s meeting held on Wednesday evening inside the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting ended in the early hours of Thursday.

The Sad Story Of How A Security Guard Killed His Boss, So He Could Celebrate Christmas In A Big Way

A security guard, who was recently arrested by the Imo State Police Command for allegedly stabbing his boss to death and stealing his belongings, said he committed the dastardly act because he wanted to celebrate Christmas lavishly.

Punch Metro learnt that the guard, David Kwaguru, and two of his friends killed a 25-year-old final year Civil Engineering student of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Imo State, Mr. Innocent Ndukwe, at the deceased’s residence at 18 Enuwa Street, Egbu in the Owerri North Local Government Area of the state.

According to the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Taiwo Lakanu, after killing the suspect, the security guard and two of his friends, Friday Ayuba and Francis Amos, made away with the deceased’s Nissan Pathfinder with number plate, KRD109AD, two plasma TV sets, one home theatre and other valuables.

Judge Bars Journalists From Covering Davido’s Dad’s Divorce Case

A judge in Osun State, Justice A. O. Oguntade, at the state High Court, Ede, has bared journalists from covering the divorce case of billionaire business man, Deji Adeleke and his estrange wife, Teju. Deji Adeleke is Davido’s dad.

According to reports the judge asked journalists who were present in court on Monday when the matter was mentioned to vacate the court room. The same thing was also repeated yesterday, Thursday, Nov. 19, when chief Adeleke was in court. The journalists were politely asked to leave the court and were escorted out by a senior police officer. Heard the billionaire said he doesn’t want his divorce going public.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Boko Haram Overtakes ISIS As World’s Deadliest Terror Group

The grisly attacks in France and Lebanon last week have fixed attention on the violence perpetrated by ISIS. But a study published this week indicates that the world’s deadliest terrorist organization actually operates in our very own country, Nigeria.

The 2015 Global Terrorism Index, published by the Institute for Economics & Peace, found that Boko Haram, the Nigerian jihadist group, was responsible for 6,644 deaths in 2014, compared with 6,073 at the hands of ISIS. Boko Haram, which was founded in 2002 as an Islamist movement against Western education morphed into an armed insurgency in 2009.

Photos: Major Traffic Jam In Kenyan As People Are Stuck In Traffic Since Tuesday Evening

Kenyan police have been deployed to ease a traffic jam reportedly stretching for 50km (30 miles) on the highway between Mombasa and Nairobi.

The road is crucial for East Africa's economy as it links the port of Mombasa to landlocked countries, such as Uganda, South Sudan and Rwanda.

The worst-affected area is around Taru, about 80km from Mombasa. A BBC correspondent say the jam has been caused by repairs to the road following heavy rains.

World’s Second-Largest Diamond Discovered In Botswana

A nearly tennis-ball-size gem discovered in Botswana is the second-largest diamond ever unearthed, smaller only than a precious stone that furnished the British crown.

The 1,111-carat gem-quality diamond was found this week at the Karowe Mine in Botswana, said Lucara Diamond Corp., the Vancouver-based company that owns and operates the mine. It was among a cache of huge white diamonds discovered at Karowe this week, including an 813-carat stone the company said was the sixth-largest ever found. One carat is equivalent to one-fifth of a gram.

“I am truly at a loss for words,” said Lucara Chief Executive William Lamb. “We are truly blessed by this amazing asset.”

Abductors Of AFN Board Member Demands N20m Ransom

The abductors of Ken Anugweje, a professor of medicine and AFN board member have demanded the sum of N20m for his ransom. The abductors who kidnapped him in Port Harcourt yesterday said with the sum, Mr Ken will be released.

The AFN is still however appealing to Nigerians with information to assist security agents on how to safely rescue him.

Yay! Nigerian Air Force Bombs Mass Gathering Of Boko Haram Terrorists

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, on Thursday said the air component operation of “Operation Lafiya Dole” hit a “mass gathering” of Boko Haram terrorists at Wulge area of Borno State.

The air component commander of the theatre operation, “Operation Lafiya Dole”, Isiaka Amao, said this while briefing journalists in Maiduguri on today.

“The air component struck a mass gathering of Boko Haram terrorists and their leaders at Wulge.


“Report received after the strike was that it was a huge success as many terrorists were killed,” Mr. Amao said.

Court Dissolves Six-Year Marriage Over Adultery, Pride

An Ile-Ife Customary Court on Thursday dissolved the six-year old marriage between Sunday Adelakun and his wife Rasidat over adultery and pride.

The husband, had on November 2, urged the court to dissolve the union for alleged adultery, uncooperative attitude, pride and constant fighting.

He told the court that they got married in 2009 and the marriage was blessed with two children namely: Seyi Adelakun, 5, and Imole Adelakun, 11 months.

Horrific Crash Claims 32 Lives In South Africa

A collision between a bus and a car has killed 32 people in Osizweni, KwaZulu, South Africa today. According to reports, 32 people have died and four others were injured. Paramedics are however still on the scene treating victims. The cause of accident is still unknown.

South Africa is notorious for road carnages, which claim more than 1,000 lives per month, causing huge social and economic losses.

Road crashes cost South Africa 300 billion rand (about 21 billion U.S. dollars) per annum in direct and indirect costs, according to the Ministry of Transport.