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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Ortom Apologises To Nigerians For Supporting Buhari In 2015

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has apologised to Nigerians and the people of the state for supporting the election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.

Ortom stated this during his campaign tour of Wanune, in the Tarka Local Government Area of the state.

He called on residents of the area not to vote for his predecessor, Senator George Akume, in the forthcoming National Assembly elections but replace him with the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, who is from a neighbouring local government area.

Speaking during his interactions with leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria,  at the NKST Church in Wannune, Ortom said that he was following the footstep of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who had apologised to Nigerians.

Buhari Emerges Oldest Candidate On INEC’s List

The Independent National Electoral Commission released the list of presidential, senatorial and House of Representatives candidates contesting the 2019 elections.

President Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate who turned 76 on December 17, 2018, is the oldest of all the 72 candidates running for the number one office.

The other septuagenarian presidential candidates are Alhaji Atiku Abubakar (72) of the Peoples Democratic Party and Maj.-Gen. John Gbor (70) of the All Progressives Grand Alliance.

The oldest vice-presidential candidates are the People’s Trust’s Dr Agwuncha Nwankwo (76) and the United Patriots’ Moses Okeke (72).

I Received Death Threats Over Racy Nun Pictures I Took –Beverly Osu

Beverly Osu, has often been in the news, especially since she took part in the Big Brother Africa competition in 2013, tagged – The Chase.

Towards the end of 2018, the model turned actress stunned many Nigerians after she released some pictures in which she wore a raunchy nun outfit and was seen smoking a cigarette. Many people, especially Catholics, considered it as distasteful and an insult to their faith, but the entertainer feels otherwise.

In a chat with Saturday Beats, Osu revealed that she was the creative director of the photo shoot but did not expect the backlash Nigerians meted on her.

Exotic Cars Recovered As 6 Yahoo Boys Are Arrested Including Two Blood Brothers

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has recovered a sum of $49,000 (about N17m) and five exotic cars from the mansion of a suspected Internet fraudster (popularly known as Yahoo boy), Tomilola Owootomo.

The vehicles are two Bugatti cars, a Mercedes Benz GLK, a Mercedes Benz car and a Porshe, while the house, a duplex, was valued at N300m.

It was learnt that EFCC operatives had raided the suspect’s house at Gwarimpa, Abuja, on a tip-off.

However, Owootomo, 22, evaded arrest.

Photos: Five People Including A Canadian Arraigned In Connection With Kenyan's Terror Attack

Five people, including a Canadian citizen, have appeared in a Kenyan court in connection with the horrific terror attack at a Nairobi hotel complex on Tuesday.

Four gunmen and a suicide bomber embarked on a 20-hour siege of the DusitD2 hotel and office complex, killing  21 people, including British charity executive Luke Potter and 41-year-old U.S. businessman Jason Spindler, and injuring 28 others.

The four men and one woman are among the 11 people accused of helping the terrorists, who all died during the siege, in the lead-up to the attack. 

Canadian citizen Guleid Abdihakim is being probed over suspicious communication, while Gladys Kaari Justus is being investigated over the transfer of money.

Why I Don’t Own A Sar –Mr Eazi

This might come as a shock to many lovers of Mr Eazi and his work as in a recent interview with Saturday Beats, the Leg Over singer revealed that he did not own a car.

In his explanation, he stated that he preferred using Uber. He further said, “If your self-esteem is based on how much you have in your bank account, then you have a serious self-esteem issue. Right from when I sang my very first song, someone offered me N80m record deal but I turned it down and at the time, I did not have N300,000 in my account.

“My first record deal offer from the UK was £356,000, I turned it down but at the time, I had done a tour and the total amount  I earned was £12,500. I used the money to shoot the videos of some of my songs. I was left with £20; they were offering me £365,000, but I turned it down. The reason I did that was because my value was not dependent on what was in my account.

Nigerian Businessman Accused Of Rape Kills Self After Posting Suicide Note On Twitter

The founder of Asiwaju Royal Furniture in Ojo, Lagos, Michael Asiwaju, popularly known as Mike Cash, has taken his own life following several rape allegations against him.

City Round learnt that Asiwaju died at a hotel in Lagos.

He was said to have taken a poisonous substance suspected to be Sniper and was met lifeless in his hotel room around 12am on January 13, 2019.

It was learnt that the father of one had checked into the hotel in the evening of the previous day.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Women Are Worst Hit By Depression- Nigerian Expert

A psychiatrist with the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) Dr. Friday Philip, has said that women were more prone to depression because they do not share their problems with others.

“Women tend to keep more to themselves when they have issues bothering them. They hardly share their worries like men do,” Philip said today in Jos.

He spoke at a seminar organised by AFRICAMSI, an NGO, to sensitise people on depression and its effects on the society.

The seminar had the theme: “African Woman: Managing The Evil of Stress, Depression and Suicide in the 21st Century”.

Court Grants Dino Melaye Bail

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Maitama, Abuja has granted bail to Senator Dino Melaye currently being held in a police health facility in Abuja.

In a ruling on an application by Melaye, argued by his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) Justice Yusuf Halilu granted bail to Melaye on health ground.

The judge asked him to produce three sureties, one of who must be the Clerk of the National Assembly, who must undertake to produce him when he is to be arraigned in respect of a charge already filed against him.

The judge said the other two sureties must be owners of properties within the Abuja metropolis.

Soccer Star Ronaldo Expected In Madrid Tuesday For Tax Fraud Trial

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is expected back in Madrid on Tuesday to attend a trial for tax evasion where Spanish prosecutors are asking for a 23-month prison sentence and fine.

Ronaldo’s former Madrid teammate Xabi Alonso is also due in court next Tuesday for another case of tax fraud.

Portuguese striker Ronaldo, who left Real Madrid for Juventus last July, is expected to plead guilty after he agreed a settlement worth 18.8 million euros ($21.43 million) with Spanish tax authorities last summer.

However, he is unlikely to serve any time in prison as Spanish law states a sentence of under two years for a first offence can be served on probation.

Total Lunar Eclipse To Take Place Monday- NASRDA

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) on Friday says Nigeria will join other countries of the world to experience total lunar eclipse on Monday.

The information is in a statement by Dr Felix Alle, the Head, Media and Public Communications of the agency in Abuja.

According to Alle, lunar eclipse is one in which the moon appears darkened as it passes into the earth’s shadow.

He stated that “lunar eclipse occurs only when the sun, earth and moon are exactly aligned with the earth between the two.

Hotel Dishwasher Awarded $21m After Boss Made Her Work On Sundays

A jury has awarded a Miami hotel dishwasher $21.5 million, concluding that her employer failed to honor her religious beliefs by repeatedly scheduling her on Sundays and ultimately firing her.

Marie Jean Pierre, a dishwasher at the Conrad Miami, sued Virginia-based Park Hotels & Resorts, formerly known as Hilton Worldwide, for violations of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in 2017. The jury found for Pierre and the award was filed on Tuesday with the U.S. District Court in Miami.

But Pierre, a 60-year-old mother of six children in Miami, isn’t likely to end up getting all that money. Instead, it’ll be more in the range of $500,000, because punitive damages are capped in federal court, her lawyer said.

Don't Kill Buhari Uche Secondus Warns APC

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, has called on the All Progressives Congress and members of what he described as a cabal in the Presidency, not to kill President Muhammadu Buhari with undue pressure.

He said that for selfish reasons, those he called power grabbers are putting undue pressure on the President even as he said there were enough indications that the President can no longer cope.

Secondus, who spoke while inaugurating 27 Presidential election campaign committees at the party’s Campaign office in Abuja, on Friday, said that from what Nigerians and the international community are witnessing around the President lately, it was apparent that “he is tired and incapable but they would not let him.”

Lovely Photos Of Ubi Franklin's Son As A Doctor

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Mercy Johnson Gets A Grand Welcome In China

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Police Confirm Kidnap Of Governor Wike’s Aide

The Police Command in Rivers has confirmed the kidnap of Dr. Anugbom Anuoha, the Special Adviser to Gov. Nyesom Wike on Lands and Survey by unknown gunmen in military uniform.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, made the confirmation in a statement in Port Harcourt on Friday.

Omoni said that the incident took place on Thursday at about 8:30 pm at an unnamed hotel in Port Harcourt, the state capital. “This is unfortunate and as a command we are touched by this development and will go all out to ensure his speedy and timely release.

Nigeria's Hairiest Woman Shares New Photos, Says She Is Looking For A Lover

Nigeria's Hairiest woman ,Queen Okafor has shared these new photos of herself and revealed she is single and searching for a lover that will marry her.

Captioning the photos, she wrote; 'Check me out today. Who will be the lucky guy to marry queen Okafor the only hairiest lady in Africa. Nobody is like me, and no one can compete with me, in Africa so unique with special features.'

Defence Headquarters Announces Date For Alex Badeh’s Burial

The Defence Headquarters has announced the date for the burial of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd).

Acting Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General John Agim, made the announcement in a statement on Friday.

According to him, activities lined-up for the interment of the former defence chief will begin on Sunday with the Service of Songs scheduled to hold at the Nigerian Air Force Base Protestant Church in Abuja.

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EFCC Nabs ‘Pastor’ For Alleged N27.9m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested Anu Ojo Olakonori, a self-acclaimed pastor and founder of Angel on Guard Ministries for a N27.9 million fraud.

EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade, who confirmed the arrest to Leadership Friday, said Olakonori was arrested following a petition by the victim. According to him, the complainant alleged that sometime in 2016, she was introduced to the suspect by a pastor of hers in Bauchi for prayers and cleansing because of the difficulties she was going through at the time.

The suspect, under this guise started requesting for money from her and she made transfers to him in different tranches amounting to N27, 900,600. Investigation has also revealed that the suspect used the said sum to purchase various properties – house and cars, for himself. He will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

Taraji P. Henson To Receive A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Taraji P. Henson will be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. The Oscar-nominated American actress and singer, 48, is known for starring in films including The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, Date Night and the 2010 remake of The Karate Kid.

Henson, who also has an extensive career in television, will be honoured in the category of motion pictures with a star on Hollywood Boulevard.

Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk Of Fame, said: “Taraji P Henson is a powerful woman and a powerful actress.  She is an entertainer that fans cannot take their eyes off of due to her great acting ability.

Atiku To Be Questioned When He Returns From U.S

The Federal Government of Nigeria has said that the candidate of the opposition PDP in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has questions to answer when he returns from his current trip to the United States.

The government said it is investigating Mr Abubakar’s alleged role in the collapse of former Bank PHB.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this while briefing State House correspondents on Friday.

SDP Missing As INEC Releases Final List Of Presidential Candidates

The names of the presidential and vice-presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) is missing from the final list of presidential candidates published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

INEC published the full list on Thursday. Donald Duke, a former Governor of Cross River State, had won the presidential primary election of the party but his victory had been challenged by Jerry Gana, a former Minister of Information. The matter was taken to court and the court recognised Gana and upturned the result.

After the court ruling, the party disowned Gana, affirming their support for Duke. Meanwhile, Orji Uzor Kalu’s name made it to the final list of candidates contesting seats at the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly.

I Am A Single Mum Not Because I Was Promiscuous

A woman named Folashade has taken to her Instagram page to narrate how and why she is a single mother. She said that she's a single mum doesn't mean she was promiscuous or immoral.

am a single mum not because i was promiscuous, not because I had many men, not because i was immoral.

But because i trusted the wrong man with my heart,gave myself out to the wrong man who took advantage of my simple naive and pure love.the man promised heaven but led me the hell way.

FFK, Odumakin Slam N20million Suit Against EFCC

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation and Yinka Odumakin, spokesman of the Afenifere group, have filed a N20million suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the threat to them.

EFCC had threatened to arrest Fani-Kayode and Odumakin and charge them for libel over their claims that the commission laid siege to the house of Walter Onnoghen, Chief Justice of Nigeria.

In a suit filed at a Federal High Court in Abuja through their lawyer, Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume (SAN), Fani-Kayode and Odumakin claimed that the public announcement by the commission to arrest them is an “infringement on their human rights”.