Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Court sentences two armed robbers to death by hanging

An Osun State High Court has sentenced two men to death by hanging after finding them guilty of armed robbery.

The trial judge, Justice Jide Falola sitting in Ila-orangun on Wednesday, handed down the death sentence on Ayodeji Adeleke and Abiodun Oyedunmola.

The convicts were arraigned on a two-count charge of armed robbery and conspiracy contrary to section 1(1) and 2 (a) and 6(b) and punishable under section 1(1)(a) of the Robbery and Firearms (special provision) Act.

The prosecution counsel from the state Ministry of Justice, Muyiwa Ogunleye, told the court that the convicts committed the offence on 14th of April 2016 when they attacked one Owonifari Muiydeen at his house in Oke-Ila.

Hong Kong high school students RETURN to class

Hong Kong public high school students have returned to classes today, part of a phased reopening after the financial hub successfully tackled its coronavirus outbreak.

Hundreds of secondary schools opened their doors on Wednesday for senior students, the first classes in the state sector since late January.

Younger students will return in stages over the coming weeks, while fee-paying international schools have already restarted classes.

Hong Kong was one of the first places to be hit with the coronavirus when it spread from central China.

Kano NLC to go to 'war' with Ganduje over salary reduction

The Kano State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC has on Wednesday given a two weeks ultimatum to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in protest of the cut down of the workers salary or face strike action.

It was alleged that the Kano State Government had deducted workers salary in the month of May on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The NLC in a Communique signed by 13 workers Union chairmen, said failure by Kano State Government to meet its demand within 14 working days effective from Wednesday 27th May 2020 to Monday 15th June, workers would be left with no option than to embark on the strike action.

Reopening schools: FG considers morning, afternoon classes

As the nation continues its fight against Covid-19, the Federal Government has disclosed that it is thinking of sectionalising classes for primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions in the country ahead of school reopening amid the pandemic.

This disclosure was made by the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba on Wednesday during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.

While faulting reports that schools would reopen in the country on June 8, the Minister said the government could not afford to take any costly risk, especially as it regards the safety of pupils and students in the country.

Federal Govt. suspends evacuation of stranded Nigerians

The Federal Government has suspended further evacuation of stranded Nigerians overseas.

The development, according to Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama is to allow take-off of a new policy on evacuation of Nigerians.

Onyeama said henceforth evacuated Nigerians would not have to go straight into 14-day government monitored isolation if they test negative from their country of origin.

The Minister said the new policy will take effect from next week.

Chrissy Teigen to remove her b.r.e.a.s.t implants soonest

Chrissy Teigen is saying goodbye to her b.r.e.a.s.t implants.

The cookbook author revealed on Instagram that her surgery is finally around the corner, months after she publicly revealed that she wanted her implants removed.

"Hi hi! So I posted myself getting a covid test on the twitter, as I'm getting surgery soon. A lot of people are understandably curious (and nosey!) so I'll just say it here: I’m getting my boobs out!" Teigen wrote.

"They’ve been great to me for many years but I’m just over it. I’d like to be able to zip a dress in my size, lay on my belly with pure comfort! No biggie!" she explained. "So don’t worry about me! All good. I’ll still have b.o.o.bs, they’ll just be pure fat. Which is all a tit is in the first place. A dumb, miraculous bag of fat. ❤️."

Adorable photos of Sandra Okagbue and Flavour's daughters

Cute....cute!

Churches now free to open on Sundays in Ondo state

Ondo State Government has lifted the ban on religious gatherings, in churches and mosques.

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu made the announcement at a press briefing today.

He said churches will only operate on Sundays, while mosques will open for worship only on Fridays.

Akeredolu however emphasised that all the precautionary measures against the spread of COVID-19 such as the use of face-maks and social distancing should be strictly observed.

New Zealand discharges its last Coronavirus patient

For the fifth consecutive day, there are no new cases of covid-19 cases in New Zealand, ministry of health officials announced on Wednesday.

The positive metrics do not end there – there are also no covid-19 hospitalizations in the country, following the discharge of a patient from Middlemore Hospital in Auckland.

During a press briefing on Wednesday, officials shared the hopeful statistics.

The total number of recovered cases is now at 1,462, and there are just 21 remaining active cases of covid-19.

The country has conducted a total of 267,435 coronavirus tests.

Grandma in tears after seeing her children for the first time since lockdown began [photos]

A care home has allowed residents to meet their family members for the first time since the lockdown began - albeit at a distance.

There were emotional scenes at Eothen care home in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, as 90-year-old Margaret was able to see her son John Yeoman, 62, and his 63-year-old wife Denise.

But there is no physical contact and both residents and visitors must practice social distancing.

Care home manager Dawn Esslemont said: "You could see the emotion, and it was lovely to see that."

Jennifer Lopez left heartbroken as she postpones her wedding with beau Alex Rodriguez

Jennifer Lopez has revealed her heartache after being forced to postpone her wedding day with beau Alex Rodriguez.

The actress and singer, 50, was set to tie the knot with Alex, 44, in a lavish ceremony in Italy this year after the retired baseball star popped the question over a year ago.

But the worldwide pandemic forced the pair to hit the brakes on their star-studded event.

Speaking on the Today Show, the Hustlers actress revealed: "There’s no planning right now. You just have to kind of wait and see how this all plays out, and it’s disappointing on one level."

Two die from covid-19 in Oyo state, 17 discharged

Oyo State has recorded two more deaths from covid-19, bringing the state’s total to six.

Head of the state covid-19 task force, Governor Seyi Makinde made this disclosure while giving an update on Wednesday morning.

The two deaths were from the six positive cases reported for Tuesday. With the six cases, a total of 250 cases are now confirmed in the state.

The breakdown of the six latest cases shows one case recorded from iSON Xperiences and one each from Ibadan South West, Ibadan South East, Surulere, Ido and Egbeda Local Government Areas.

Meanwhile, seventeen confirmed covid-19 patients have been discharged.

Former England striker, Peter Crouch keen to represent the Super Eagles

Amidst rumours of Harry Redknapp's arrival, the former England striker appears keen to switch nationality and turn out for the West African giants!

Peter Crouch looks set to be the next England-born player to turn out for Nigeria’s Super Eagles…at least if his latest cheeky tweet is to be believed.

The former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur striker responded to rumours that the Nigeria Football Federation are considering a move to recruit Harry Redknapp to replace Gernot Rohr by throwing his hat into the ring for an international switch!

“So excited to get my Nigerian passport through today,” Crouch tweeted on Tuesday. “Go Super Eagles.”

21-year old rapper Houdini gunned down in Toronto

Rapper Houdini has died at the age of 21, after he was gunned down in a shooting in Toronto.

It emerged on 26 May a man succumbed to his injuries in hospital following a shooting around 4pm in the King Street and Blue Jays Way area in the Entertainment District.

The victim was claimed to be Houdini, with social media awash with tributes from fans and performers alike.

Police later confirmed the identity of the man to be Houdini, real name Dimarjio Antonio Jenkins.

Aare Gani Adams and wife welcome twins [photos]

Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams and wife yesterday welcomed a set of twins.

His wife, Ayinba Mojisola Adams, was delivered of a set of twins, a boy and a girl, on Tuesday night at a private hospital in Lagos.

In a statement by the Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, Adams expressed gratitude to God for the gift, saying it was purely a gift from God.

The Aareonakakanfo said: “With the new addition of twins to my immediate family, I am happy that God has singled me out for his blessing, especially at this time.

Edo APC faction picks Ize-Iyamu as consensus candidate

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has emerged the consensus candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) faction believed to be loyal to National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

Ize-Iyamu, a former Secretary to Edo State Government (SSG), emerged on Tuesday night in Abuja through consensus arrangement.

He is expected to slug it out with Governor Godwin Obaseki for the direct primary of the party slated for June 22.

He was presented by chairman of the screening committee, Senator Francis Alimikhena, the representative of Edo North Senatorial District.

Native doctor kills Pastor, uses him for money ritual in Ogun

A native doctor simply identified as Ogunkoya has been arrested in Ogun State for allegedly killing and using a pastor for rituals.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi identified the slain cleric as Pastor Ezekiel Kalejaiye.

He disclosed that Ogunkoya, 48, was arrested by men of the command on routine stop and search duty along Isoyin Road.

The native doctor reportedly told the police that, “The pastor came to me for power so that his church would grow, I used the opportunity to use him for my personal job.

Kylie Jenner's ex Travis Scott 'furious' that romance with Rihanna was leaked

Travis Scott was reportedly left furious when news of his secret romance with Rihanna was leaked online.

Before the rapper dated Kylie Jenner and they welcomed daughter Stormi, two, together, he enjoyed a low-key romance with singer Rihanna.

The journalist who exposed the relationship online has now claimed that Travis was fuming about it, as he'd asked for it to be kept under wraps.

Speaking on the Throwing Fits podcast, host Lawrence Schlossman told his co-host James Harris and journalist Jonah Weiner about what happened when he made the romance public back in 2015.

Woman whose husband used superglue on her privates begs for medical assistance

Twenty three-year-old Charity Wairimu, who was s.e.xually assaulted by her husband, James Kifo Muriuki, on May 16, has revealed that she is yet to get medical treatment ten days after the beastly incident happened.

Kifo is alleged to have sprayed his wife’s private parts with pepper and salt before applying superglue on her, accusing the spouse of infidelity.

The incident occurred in Marimanti area in Tharaka-Nithi County on the night of May 16.

After filing a report of the incident at a Tharaka South Sub-County police post, it was reported that Wairimu was hospitalised at Nairobi Women’s medical facility, and her condition was improving following her admission.

Check out the cars Odion Ighalo and his team mates arrive in for training [photos]

Here are photos of Manchester United's players arriving at Carrington for training in their flashy cars.

Ofcorse among them is our very own  Odion Ighalo. More photos below....

Femi Otedola's fact response to a follower who wants to date his daughter, Temi Otedola

Femi Otedola has responded to a follower on Instagram who left a comment to tell him he's interested in his daughter, Temi Otedola and promised to take care of her.

The billionaire had shared photos of himself and daughter, saying she came to see him while he was studying this morning.  On seeing the photograph, the Instagram user tagged the billionaire and wrote;

"Sir, hear me out, all I want is Temi. I swear I'll take care of her."

The billionaire then swiftly responded saying; "She has a boyfriend oh."

'No man can stop me from returning as Edo governor '

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki says he is confident of returning to power as the first man of the state because “power comes from God.”

The governor who disclosed this on Wednesday, in an interview on Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, noted that he is a man of peace, not a violent person.

“I am not a violent person. But I am confident that the way I got into power is the same way I will return.

“God gave me power. If he wants me to return I will continue. No man can stop me. Power comes from God,” he said.

Senegalese President's brother tests positive for coronavirus

The brother of Senegalese president, Macky Sall has announced he has tested positive for Coronavirus.

Aliou Sarr who is the mayor of Guédiawaye is being treated at the Dalal Diamm hospital in Dakar. His wife is also reported to have also tested positive for the virus and is undergoing treatment at the same hospital.

Mr Sall thanked health workers at the hospital for their professionalism and asked for prayers from the public.

Family in pains as landlord shoots tenant dead for allegedly refusing to leave his property [photos]

A landlord in Ofankor, Ghana has been arrested for allegedly shooting his tenant who refused to vacate his house after he ordered him to.

Facebook user, Blessing Naana Ansah-Senkyire narrated it happened to her brother. Sharing photos of the incident and the arrested suspect  she revealed her brother was supposed to leave the room he rented from the man the day he asked him to leave, but he couldn't finish packing, so he promised to leave the next day, but the man got angry, picked up his gun and shot him.

She wrote; ''Yesterday this man shot and killed my brother at ofankor. Mr landlord who is a disappointed bugar, you won't go free. No one will bail you out for taking a life.. He was asked to vacate his room yesterday but couldn't finished packing so he wanted to live today and the landlord got angry pick a gun at him why he still in his room.. Then he shot him''

NBC sanctions 31 broadcasters for false Covid-19 info, hate speech, obscenity

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has fined three stations over broadcast of misleading content on COVID-19 and also sanctioned 28 others for other violations against the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.

The three stations fined are Adaba FM and Breeze FM, all in Akure, as well as Albarka FM, Ilorin, said the NBC director-general Armstrong Idachaba.

He said that the stations were fined N250,000 each for broadcasting invariable claims and misleading information about the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 28 others violated codes on hate speech, obscenity, technical breach, advertisement, invariable claims and unprofessionalism.