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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Gunman Kills Somali Journalist In Mogadishu

A Somali journalist has been killed in Mogadishu in the latest in a series of attacks targeting media practitioners in the Horn of Africa nation. The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) said on Friday the incident happened when a man clad in police uniform at a checkpoint (road inspection place) shot Abdirizak Iimaan on the head in Hamar Jajab neighbourhood of Mogadishu.

“He was pronounced dead few minutes after he was shot. “Iimaan has been working with London based SBS TV in the Somali capital as cameraman and sometimes as technician,” said the union in a statement.

Why I Shutdown My Beer Parlour & Returned To Acting - Emeka Enyiocha

Nollywood actor, Emeka Enyiocha who recently shutdown his beer parlour, and staged a comeback to his first love -- acting, has explained why he returned. Explaining to Nollynow, why he shutdown the beer parlour, he said, “I don’t want to work for other people to eat.”

According to him, the people he entrusted the business into the hands were mismanaging it, forcing him to close it down. He said he has no regret operating a beer parlour.

On why he disappeared from the screen, the handsome actor said he left the industry because of his family.

”I left the industry because I got married and started having kids. I had more responsibilities to deal with. I needed to be closer to my family and kids so that they would not call me uncle when they see me. Marriage and family slowed me down. It definitely slows someone down except you do not want to take care of your family,” he explained.

Kylie Jenner Buys All Of The Copies Of Her Own Magazine Covers From A Newsstand

Her free time hasn't been so easy to come by since giving birth to daughter Stormi in February.
And Kylie Jenner was just a touch late picking up this month's copies of Forbes and GQ — even though she was featured on the front covers.

The 20-year-old almost-billionaire was spotted with her little girl at a local newsstand to buy a copy of each. All the copies of each, in fact.

'Okay so me Stormi and Jordyn are going to the closest magazine stand ... for the Forbes situation,' the makeup maven revealed in a Snapchat selfie, panning across to show pal Woods driving.

With her five-month-old hitched on her hip, the reality star grabbed a handful of copies of GQ, on the front of which she straddles the child's father Travis Scott.

LeBron James Says He Regrets Giving His Oder Son The Same Name

LeBron James has said that he wants to stick around the NBA long enough to play with his oldest son — or perhaps simply own an NBA team and sign his kid to play for it — and the youngster is doing his best to hold up his end of the bargain.

LeBron James Jr. hasn’t even played eighth-grade basketball yet, but he’s already a phenom with highlight videos and overflow — and occasionally out-of-control — crowds to his games.

Of course, the basketball ability of James Jr., nicknamed “Bronny,” isn’t the only thing driving all the interest in him, and his superstar father recently addressed the pressure his son might be feeling to live up to his name.

Biker Awarded $8.8m After Man Slept With His Wife

A BMX stuntman has been awarded $8.8million in damages from a man who slept with his wife and allegedly destroyed their marriage.

Keith King successfully sued Francisco Huizar III over the 18 month fling with his wife Danielle using a North Carolina law that allows spouses to pursue ‘homewreckers’ for damages.

It stipulates that married individuals can sue a person for ‘criminal conversation’ if they have sex with their spouse and destroy the ‘genuine love and affection’ in a marriage.

The enormous payout is comprised of $2.2million in compensatory damages, as well as triple that in punitive damages, the Herald Sun reported.

Despite Defection APC Would Still Win 2019- Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday claimed that the governors of Sokoto and Kwara states, Aminu Tambuwal and Abdulfatah Ahmed respectively, would leave the All Progressives Congress.

Amaechi also claimed that Tambuwal had presidential ambition, and that President Muhammadu Buhari would win in Sokoto, Kano and Bauchi states in the 2019 general elections even if he (Buhari) is taken to the states “on a sick bed”.

The minister told journalists that although he did not wish to speak about political matters, he was sure that despite the defection by the APC members at the National Assembly, the party would win the 2019 presidential election.

The Fear Of Failing Makes Me Work Hard- Chika Ike

Chika Ike once again has spoken about her new book, Boss Up. Well we expect her to speak about it more for now to market the book. Speaking about the circumstances behind her birth and upbringing in a press conference, Ike said she came from a poor background.

“I didn’t have a good relationship with my father growing up because he wanted a male child. Those made me understand as a child that you have to fight for yourself because it is about you alone at the end of the day.

“People think I like money, the fear of failing makes me work hard. I always push myself to succeed and be the person everyone doubted me to be.

Throwback Photo Of Olu Jacobs & Joke Silva

They have always been gorgeous!

Bollywood Star Priyanka Engaged To Nick Jonas

They only started dating in May after first stepping out together at the Met Gala in 2017. And it has been claimed that Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are set to wed after the singer reportedly popped the question to his girlfriend of two months last week.

People Magazine claimed that the Quantico actress, 36, and the 25-year-old musician are engaged after Nick proposed as they celebrated Priyanka's 36th birthday in London last week

'They are so happy,' a source told the magazine, which also reported Nick bought an engagement ring at Tiffany's in New York City.

Photo Of Melaye After Alleged Abduction

This is the first photo of Dino Melaye since escaping his alleged abduction. Posting the above photo, the Senator wrote; ''The Lion of the tribe of Judah is my defender. Whom shall I fear?''.

What I Ordered Vs What I Got

Oh dear, some tailors will not make heaven.  This is according to a twitter user, Khadija that showed what a seamstress made for her sister for a wedding. See her post below;

I Will Be Bigger Than Wizkid Or Davido - L.A.X

When Damilola Abdulrasaki Afolabi, aka LAX, released his debut single, ‘Caro’ featuring Wizkid; little did he know what destiny had in store for him. In this exclusive interview with Star Tracker, the ‘Gbefun’ crooner speaks on his successes, recent projects, plans, hopes and more.

What new projects are you working on at the moment?

Right now I’m working on my album. Last year I was working on it but I lost my hard drive on which I had close to 90 songs on. This happened early last year after I dropped ‘Run away’. I felt like there was a reason I lost those songs, so I focused on creating a new sound for myself. So when you hear my music now you will notice that the sound is different from what I had on ‘Caro’ or ‘Ginger’. It’s now a different vibe all together. I just felt like that is the direction God wants me to go. Right now my album is on the way and it will be ready before the end of the year.

Rainstorms Kill 49 In Northern India

Heavy monsoon rains that sparked floods and caused buildings to collapse have killed at least 49 people in north India's Uttar Pradesh state since Thursday (Jul 26), officials said, as the national weather agency issued further storm warnings.

Some of the victims died after they were buried by collapsing buildings, while others were drowned, electrocuted or killed in traffic accidents caused by the rain, disaster management officials said.


With scores of houses damaged, authorities in Uttar Pradesh - home to some 220 million people - were on high alert and called for all buildings at risk to be vacated.

Joke Silva And Olu Jacobs Have Impacted My Life In Many Ways – Helen Paul

Comedienne Helen Paul who anchored the star-studded wedding of the son of two major veterans in the Nollywood industry, Joke Silva and Olu Jacobs shared with Saturday Beats how the veterans have influenced her life positively.

 She said, “I’ve always known and admired them, though as a screen couple that I love, admire, and respect so much. I never expected that I would get to meet them in person one day. Funnily enough, Aunty Joke was one of the reasons I schooled at the University of Lagos.

You know she speaks so eloquently. Her diction fascinated me as a much younger person back then and I told myself that I had to attend the school she graduated from. She is an inspiration to me.

Stop Campaigns For My Re-Election- Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday urged his supporters across the country to halt their current campaigns for his re-election.

He said such activities at this time could amount to jumping the gun since the Independent National Electoral Commission has timetable for the electoral process.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said this in a statement made available to journalists.

Buhari said he appreciated his supporters’ enthusiasm which he said borne out of their desire to garner support for an administration that is actuated by nothing else, other than service for motherland.

Baby Dies In Hot Car After Mom Forgot Him There

This is the first picture of a tragic three-month-old baby who died in a hot car after his mother 'forgot' he was there.

Tragic Aiden Miller was found lifeless in a child seat in the back of the vehicle on Monday.

His mum only became aware of her devastating mistake when she was confronted by the smell inside her car, Aidan's father claims.

The infant was rushed to hospital, but doctors were unable to save him. His mum had reportedly dropped the child's two-year-old sister at a day care centre, and was supposed to drop Aidan off at another centre.

Katie Price Hands Herself Into Police After Illegally Driving Son To Hospital Following Road Ban

Katie Price has handed herself into police after breaking her driving ban. The Loose Women star says she drove son Harvey, 16, to the hospital before realising that she still isn't permitted to drive a vehicle until August 8.

The mum-of-five, 40, was banned from driving for six months after she was caught speeding in her pink Land Rover last year.

And she was praised by her fans after telling them she'd handed herself into the police after realising what she'd done.

ISIS Fanatic Who Called For Terror Attack On Prince George 'Has Face Slashed In Prison'

An ISIS-inspired fanatic who called for fellow jihadists to attack Prince George has had his face slashed in prison, according to reports.

Husnain Rashid, who was jailed for 25 years after admitting a string of terror offences - including plotting to poison supermarket ice cream - was attacked in Strangeways prison in Manchester.

He was left with a large gash across his face after being slashed with a blade attached to a toothbrush, the Daily Star reports.

An insider told the newspaper: “There was blood all over his cell and the landing.

Shocking Moment Ukrainian Soldier Sets Himself On Fire While Protesting His Dismissal From The Army

This is the dramatic moment an ex-Ukrainian soldier set himself on fire to protest his dismissal from the army.

Serhii Ulianov was seen covered head to toe in flames while wearing his uniform outside Ukrainian Defence Ministry headquarters in Kiev. He was tackled to the ground before being saved by firefighters and military.

Reports in Ukraine said servicemen attempted to restrain Ulianov from his attempted self-immolation.

But he broke free and managed to douse himself with gasoline before igniting his uniform.

Man Who Found Well Under His Living Room Keeps Digging In Bid To Find Something Else

When Colin and Vanessa Steer moved into their dream terrace house in the 1980s they noticed a slight dip in the living room floor.

So when Colin was replacing the floor joists in the Plymouth home, he decided to have a little dig down to see what was going on and was amazed to discover a well.

The couple had three young children at the time, so decided to cover it up so it was safer for them.

But after Colin retired from his job in the civil service, he decided it was time to have another little look.

Regina Askia & Daughter Meet Ooni Of Ife In U.S

Former Nollywood actress, Regina Askia Williams, and her beautiful daughter, Teesa, met the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, in the U.S. during an event recently.

Court Summons IG Over Detention Of Aide Of Kwara Gov Without Trial

An Ilorin High Court has summoned the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to appear before it on Wednesday next week to justify the continued detention of Lekan Alabi, Personal Assistant to Kwara state Governor Abdulfattah Ahmed, arrested over the April 5, 2018 armed robbery in Offa.

The case was brought to Ilorin following the refusal of a Federal High court in Abuja to hear it as the alleged crime was committed in Kwara state.

Alabi has been in detention since May 28, 2018 and has not been arraigned before any court of law, a development his counsel, Adelodun, argued is in contravention of the provisions of Order 4, Rules 3 and 4 of the Fundamental Rights enforcement procedure rules (2009) as well as Sections 34, 35, 36, 37, 41 And 46 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Teni Apata Graduates From University Of Georgia

Teniola Apata popularly known as Teni Entertainer is now a graduate! The singer graduated from the University of Georgia yesterday. We say big congrats to her.

U.S. Jails Nigerian 14 Years For Scams, Igbinedion’s Son-In-Law On Trial

A day after a Nigerian-American Osmond Eweka, son-in-law of Bright Igbinedion, was charged with fraud in New York, another Nigerian, Ochuko Sylvester Eruotor has been sentenced to 14 years in a U.S. prison.

The latter’s offence was that he led a fraud ring that prosecutors in Texas said laundered $3.5 million from hundreds of victims.

The 42 year-old Eruotor was sentenced Friday in Austin. The man who lived in Canada, must also repay nearly $1.7 million, according to Washington Times.

Eruotor last December was extradited from Germany. He pleaded guilty in February to conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Man Uses Toy To Lure, Kidnap 4-Year-Old In Rivers

The whereabouts of a four-year-old Nursery 2 pupil, Chidogam Wike, is shrouded in mystery, three weeks after he was abducted in his parents’ compound on Ekani Avenue, Mile 4, Wimpy, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The kid was said to be playing with other children on the premises when a stranger lured on the pretext to buy him a toy.

It was gathered that his parents had left him and his six-year-old brother behind while they attended a burial in the neighborhood on Saturday, July 7, 2018 around 12pm.

They were at the event when they received the news of their son’s abduction, which made them to rush back home.

Policemen Kill Colleague, Mistake Him For Kidnapper

Some policemen on guard in a private residence have killed a member of the Special Anti Robbery Squad in Alor in the Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Southern City News gathered that the incident occurred near the  home of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige.

A police source, who pleaded anonymity, told Punch in Awka that the deceased, whose identity could not be confirmed as of press, was mistaken as a kidnapper by his colleagues.

He said, “He (the deceased) accompanied one of his colleagues to somebody’s residence for an arrest at about 4.30 am.

Saraki’s Leadership, Worst In The History Of The Nation- El Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has described the 8th senate under the leadership of Bukola Saraki as the worst in the history of the nation.

Speaking in an interview aired on some local radio stations in Kaduna on Thursday, the governor accused the senate president of listing some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) among those who defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He said many of those in the national assembly “rode to power on the back” of President Muhammadu Buhari.

El-Rufai also expressed optimism that Adams Oshiomhole, chairman of the ruling party, would resolve APC crisis.

Plane Crash In Swiss Alps Kills Four

Four people have died when their light aircraft crashed into the summit of a glacier in the Swiss Alps, police said today, in the latest fatal accident to hit the popular tourist region.

The plane went down 3,300 metres (10,800 feet) above sea level at 4:45 pm (1445 GMT) yesterday in an area known as the Dunand Pass, police in southern Valais canton said in a statement.

They identified the plane as a four-seater made by the French firm Robin and which had taken off from Sion airport for "a pleasure flight".

After receiving an alert, authorities dispatched rescue teams to the summit but found the pilot and three passengers dead at the scene.

Tee Mac Talks Kids, Why He’s Yet To Marry

Former President of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN), Tee Mac Omatshola Iseli, in this interview with Paul Ukpabio explains why he is yet to be married and the number of kids he has. He also spoke about marrying business with music, but we think that isn’t our business I guess. Let’s talk about the interesting one, read…

Blood Moon Eclipse Delight The World [Photos]

The longest blood moon eclipse this century has been seen. It coincided with Mars’ closest approach in 15 years. It offered skygazers a thrilling astronomical double bill on Friday in many parts of the world. Here are some photos

Herbalist Abducts 17-Year-Old Seeking Protection Against Enemy

The police in Lagos have arrested an herbalist, James Johnson, for the alleged abduction of a 17-year-old girl in the Ajah area of Lagos State under false pretences of fortifying her against enemies.

Johnson, 22, was apprehended along with his accomplice, 28-year-old Emmanuel Emmana, at a hotel they reportedly used as their hideout in the neighborhood.

Saturday Punch learnt that Johnson had approached the girl, Bilkis, at her mother’s shop in Akinyemi Market, Ajah, while he was hawking herbs.

He was said to have told Bilkis that he had a vision that some enemies were going after her and that she needed prayers to fortify herself against any spiritual attacks.

P.Diddy Hypes Wizkid… SEE Video

Wizzy be meeting them all. Watch the video below and also a video of him with Fergie. Fergie actually begged him to look into the camera. Too cool.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Lagos To Place Imams, Pastors On Salaries

Imams and Islamic scholars in the country have been tasked to take the lead in preaching against corruption to their followers.

They were charged to tailor their sermon towards promoting accountability and transparency in public and private sectors.

This admonition was made in Lagos on Thursday at the sensitization programme for Imams and Scholars across Lagos state organized by Al-Habibiyyah Islamic Society.

Otedola Bridge Fire: Police Arrest Truck Owner

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested owner of the truck conveying the 33,000 fuel tanker that exploded last month on Otedola bridge in Lagos.

Recall that nine persons were burnt to death and several vehicles burnt.

Since the incident occurred, the Police have been on the trail of owner of the truck until he was apprehended by detectives of the Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID, Yaba.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Chile Oti, a Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP who confirmed the arrest, said ” Homicide detectives from SCIID , assigned to investigate the multi fatal motor accident that occurred on June 28, 2018, along Lagos/Ibadan expressway by Otedola bridge, inward Ibadan, have arrested the truck owner, identified as Hassan Yusuf Maiwake.

27 Students Pregnant At A Single School In Africa

Limpopo’s education department says it is concerned that 27 learners have been confirmed to be pregnant at one secondary school near Polokwane in South Africa.

Fourteen of the pregnant learners at Molautsi Secondary School at Blood River are in Grade 12.

Department spokesman Sam Makondo said the high rate of pregnancies was worrying. “It says to us that we should‚ all of us as various stakeholders in education‚ take a collective responsibility to raise more awareness inside and outside our schools to prevent more learners from this situation‚” he said.

“We think together we can make the necessary impact and our learners will be able to stay in school‚ focusing on their education and nothing else‚” he added.

Ex-Bayelsa Gov’s Aide Arraigned For Alleged Rape

Chief Richard Kpodo, a former Security Adviser to the former governor of Bayelsa, Timipre Sylva, was on Friday docked before a Magistrates’ Court in Yenagoa, for alleged rape.

The accused was charged with unlawfully detaining one Teke Blessing on June 20 at Etegwe, Yenagoa,with an intention to defile her.

He was also charged with raping the said Blessing on the same day.

However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge.

Ortom Was Never Useful In Benue State, Oshiomhole Hits Back At Governor For Defecting

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said today that Benue State that the exit of Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom from the party was a blessing in disguise to the APC, saying his three and half years as governor in the stage was a waste as he had no single project to show for the mandate given to him by the party.

Addressing a news conference at the party secretariat, Comrade Oshiomhole said even though the party leadership had attempted to wade into the conflict between the governor and leaders of the party in Benue State, he could not successfully defend the weighty allegation leveled against him by the leaders of the party in the state.

He said that at the instance of the Governor, the National leadership of the party had arranged another meeting to bring north Gov. Ortom and party leaders in the state to a round table with the meeting scheduled to hold on Wednesday, July 24 only for the governor to turn governance to “nollywood”.

Customs Seize Container Load Of Military Uniforms

Mr Joseph Attah, the Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), said the Service seized a container load of military uniforms and other items today along Aba- Port Harcourt road.

Attah, who said this in a statement today in Abuja, noted that examination of the container was conducted in the presence of the owner’s representative.

“The roving team of the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone C, have seized a container with registration  number MRSU 3040288 found to carry military uniforms and other items along Aba- Port Harcourt road.

Sule Lamido Declares Self Sole Presidential Candidate Of PDP For 2019 Election

Former Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, today declared himself a sole presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 election.

Lamido insisted that among all the presidential aspirants, he remained the only one without a “membership lacuna.”

He told PDP stakeholders in Bayelsa State to address him as “the aspirant” and not as “an aspirant,” boasting that he would emerge the party candidate and eventually win the 2019 election.

“We want a thoroughbred PDP person. I came to see my brothers and sisters. We share the same concerns and commitments. Before you here is the aspirant not an aspirant. Before you here is the President of Nigeria after our convention.

Nigerian Held For Carrying Cocaine In India

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) sleuths on Wednesday caught a Nigerian national with 155.5gm of contraband valued at Rs 93 lakh in the international market. Ozy Chukwudu, 30, was smuggling it from Mumbai in a bus.

Chukwudu was intercepted when he disembarked from a sleeper bus in the city. With specific information of cocaine smuggling, the NCB team was waiting for his arrival from Mumbai.

Chukwudu, who did not have a passport and other documents, was carrying a polythene bag with 11 capsules which contained cocaine.

Putin Ready To Go To Washington, Invites Trump To Moscow As Well

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Today, he is ready to go to Washington and has invited US President Donald Trump to Moscow, but there "has to be necessary conditions."

"We are ready for such meetings, we are ready to invite President Trump to Moscow. He has this invitation already and I told him about it."

The Russian President also praised Trump, saying the US President's "great virtue is that he always wants to keep his promises to his voters."

"You can critique him for what he does and many people do that but one thing is clear -- he is willing to fulfill his campaign promises," Putin said, adding that he viewed their meeting earlier this month in Helsinki, Finland, as "useful."

Court Adjourns Zuma's Corruption Case To Nov. 30

South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma appeared at the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Friday on corruption charges relating to a $2.5 billion arms deal in the late 1990s, but a judge adjourned the case to Nov. 30.

Zuma, who appeared in court in a dark suit and red tie, faces 16 charges of fraud, racketeering and money laundering relating to a deal to buy European military hardware to upgrade South Africa’s armed forces after the end of apartheid in 1994.

The case is a rare example of an African leader being held to account for his actions. Zuma, who was ousted by the ruling party in February, denies any wrongdoing.

Imo APC Chairman Murdered By Unknown Gunmen

Gunmen suspected to be assassins in the early hours of this morning murdered, Sunny Ejiagwu, the All Progressives Congress chairman in Ideato North Local Government of Imo state.

Ejiagwu, popularly known as Ohaneze was one of the 27 LGAs chairmen inaugurated on Monday by the new state chairman, Daniel Nwafor, after the state APC rescheduled election as ordered by the court.

The state commissioner of police, Dasuki Galandanchi, who confirmed the murder to Punch said that the corpse had been evacuated to a nearby mortuary.

According to the CP, the politician was killed along the Akokwa road in the Ideato North LGA .

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Bishop Michael Curry Who Spoke At Royal Wedding Discloses He Has Cancer

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, has disclosed he was diagnosed with prostate cancer several months ago after an annual physical.

“After a variety of tests, consultations and conversations with my wife and daughters, I decided on a surgical treatment course,” he wrote in a letter, which was released by the church. Curry said he will undergo surgery on Tuesday to remove the prostate gland.

“I am happy to say that the prognosis looks very good and quite positive. I have spoken with several others who have gone through this, and who have offered both encouragement and helpful advice. I will be in the hospital for at least a day, then at home to recuperate. “

In the letter, Curry said the recuperation time is between four and six weeks.

Photo: Major Drug Dealer Busted In Zamfara

Various suspected armed bandits have been arrested by officers of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) during Operation Sharan Daji in Gusau, Zamfara State.

The out-going Commander of the Unit, Group Captain Caleb Olayera, said this while receiving the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, who was on an operational tour of the NAF unit in Gusau.

He also stated that the group had arrested a major hard drug dealer and recovered three guns, seven cartridges and a magazine loaded with 30 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition from suspected armed bandits.

Adesanya in the statement, also said that a major hard drug  dealer arrested during the operation has since been handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for prosecution.