Sunday, November 29, 2020

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma flags off rabbits empowerment scheme [photos]

The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has flagged off rabbits empowerment scheme for youths in the state, Daily Nigerian reports.

Speaking at the flag-off ceremony on Friday, Mr Uzodinma said he is determined to engage youths in productive ventures that will guarantee their meaningful employment.

“We have flagged-off the commencement of the empowerment of our youths through agriculture and the official handover of the Imo State office of the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) at Okigwe road Owerri as Imo is the pilot State and South East Zonal Head Office.

“It is worthy of mention that the Federal Government, through NALDA, has empowered 250 beneficiaries from Imo State on rabbit farming as it flagged off the second phase of the NALDA empowerment scheme for young farmers in the area of rabbit breeding and rearing.

Sanwo-Olu names building after Bola Tinubu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has named a building after the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governor of the state, Bola Tinubu.

In a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Sanwo-Olu also named some buildings after the late Senator Adebayo Osinowo, who represented Lagos East Senatorial District in the Senate until his demise last June.

While the newly built Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area in the state was named after Tinubu, the Agboyi-Ketu LCDA building was named after Osinowo.

Photos: S.e.x toy Senator, Elisha Abbo marries for the third time

Senator Elisha Abbo is married for the third time. The senator who became really famous after hitting a woman at a s.e.x toy shop in Abuja has married a 3rd woman.

Sharing the news on Facebook, Abbo made it clear that indeed love always wins. The politician who just decamped to APC wrote;

“Few years ago we started this journey as friends. Today despite oppositions home and abroad we ended up as best friends – husband and wife. I love you Dr Stacey P Power, Who today traditionally becomes Dr Stacey Ishaku Abbo ( Dr SIA)The battle of love is won – Love always wins. I thank our family and friends, the good people of Numan and indeed the Bwatiye nation for your support. God bless you all.I AM SIA”

Slimmer Eniola Badmus shows off her bikini body

She shared the very impressive photo on instagram telling her fans she's at the pool. She however warned no one should come for her except they are Uber, lol.

''Sunday Afternoon at the pool....Happy Sunday guys #DontComeForMeExceptYouAreUber'', she captioned the photo. Oppor!

Girl with beautiful upper region shows off her gift [photos]

A girl with beautiful upper region has showed off her gift on twitter and instagram.

Ewawunmi showed off her gift with a simple caption ''hey''.

She got numerous comments with many praising her natural gift, while one man sincerley took out time to thank her for what he calls ''free''.

Replying to Ewawunmi, Oyewale wrote; ''Upon how everything cost in Nigeria, Thank you for showing us your breast for free of charge''

Senegal World Cup hero Papa Bouba Diop dies at 42

Former Premier League star Papa Bouba Diop has passed away at the age of 42.

According to a number of reports, Bouba Diop had been suffering with a long-time illness, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.

His former club, RC Lens, paid tribute on Twitter, writing: "It is with great sadness that Racing Club de Lens has just learned of the disappearance of its former player Papa Bouba Diop , at the age of 42.

"We offer our deepest condolences to his loved ones."

E-Sports threatening traditional sports – Mouktar cries out

The Chairman of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Football Association, Alhaji Adam Mouktar Mohammed has said traditional sports is being threatened by the rising popularity of E-sports in Nigeria.

He stated this while speaking during a one-day seminar organised by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter, recently.

“E-sports is seriously threatening traditional sports as it gained more ground during the lockdown. People were home and they diverted their passion and attention to E-sports and it is booming gradually,” he said.

He further said the use of data (Information gathering) is important in the development of sports while urging sports administrators to invest in data gathering.

I have realised my mistakes for criticising Jonathan – Ndume

The Senator representing Borno South Senatorial District, Ali Ndume, says he has known the value and landmark a former President, Goodluck Jonathan left in Nigeria and its political landscape after his tenure in office in 2015.

The lawmaker spoke on Saturday at Apo legislative quarters, Abuja, during the Grand Opening of Dr. PhysiQ Specialist Center for Wellness and Medical Lifestyle Change, and launching of a book titled: ‘Everything heals” authored by Dr. Susana Adams, the CEO of the Centre.

Ndume also stated that his recent detention at Kuje prison and subsequent release from the custody was the will of God, saying that “as God wants it, that I must be here, because I was just released from detention yesterday night (Friday), maybe God wants me to attend this occasion, otherwise, I would have been in Kuje prison up till now.”

Drama as kidnapped driver finds his kidnapper among passengers [photo]

There was a drama at the Kwannawa motor park in Dange-Shuni local government area of Sokoto state on Sunday as a commercial driver identified one of his abductors amongst his passengers.

The driver (name withheld) was kidnapped along Kankara in Katsina state while returning from Kano about two months ago.

Daily Trust learnt that the driver had spent three weeks in captivity before his release after the payment of an undisclosed amount of money as ransom.

The suspect met his waterloo, when he boarded a vehicle going to Kano, unknown to him, it was the same vehicle ‘they blocked and kidnapped its driver.’

Doctor who performed brain surgery on Diego Maradona faces probe for involuntary manslaughter

Leopoldo Luque, the doctor who performed brain surgery on football legend, Diego Maradona, is now the subject of a probe.

Argentine news agency Telam reported today that Luque is being investigated for involuntary manslaughter, four days after the Argentina legend suffered a fatal heart attack.

Police raided Leopoldo Luque’s surgery and home in search of possible evidence pointing to negligence, according to television images and judicial sources, the agency reported.

Maradona who won the World Cup for Argentina in 1986, died on Wednesday.

Biden gains more votes after Wisconsin recount

The recount of U.S. presidential ballots in Wisconsin’s two largest counties finished on Sunday, with President-elect Joe Biden adding 87 more votes to his tally.

The recount, at the request of outgoing US President Donald Trump, reconfirmed that Biden defeated President Donald Trump in the key swing state by more than 20,000 votes.

Dane County finished its recount on Sunday, according to the county clerk, a few days after Milwaukee County finished its.

Each recount produced little change in the final breakdown of the more than 800,000 ballots cast in the state.

105 tests positive for HIV during Covid-19 lockdown in Ogun

No fewer than 105 persons have tested positive for HIV in Ogun state during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The Commissioner for Health in Ogun State, Dr Tomi Coker, said this at a press briefing to mark the 2020 World AIDS Day with the theme “United to end AIDS in the midst of COVID – 19”.

Coker said statistics show that 20,827 people are living with HIV in the state.

According to Coker, with the figure, the state has the highest prevalence of the virus among South-West states.

Judges accused of robbing Mike Tyson after fight against Roy Jones Jr

Boxing fans have expressed their displeasure at Mike Tyson being “robbed”, after the former heavyweight champion earned a draw against Roy Jones Jr in his highly-anticipated return to the ring.

‘Iron Mike’ rolled back the years with a fine performance against former four-weight champion Jones Jr.

The 54-year-old took the centre of the ring for most of the fight, putting Jones Jr on the back foot and landing punishing body shots throughout the contest.

However, the judges scored the contest a draw after eight rounds, with both fighters appearing satisfied with the outcome.

Nigeria thrown into total darkness as national grid collapses

Nigeria has been plunged into total blackout following the collapse of the nation’s power grid.

The power grid was said to have collapsed in the early hours of Sunday.

Eko Electricity Distribution Company, confirmed the collapse of the national grid collapse on Sunday via its Twitter handle.

It explained that the current power outage was due to system collapse on the national grid.

Niger man who murdered two sons blames it on evil spirit

37-year-old Abubakar Maidabo of Maidabo village in the Magama Local Government Area of Niger State was arrested by the police for killing his two biological sons, Umar Abubakar (eight) and Shehu Abubakar (four). He tells Enyioha Opara how he committed the act, blaming it on evil spirits.

You were arrested for allegedly killing your two sons. Did you really do that?

I actually killed them but cannot justify the reason for committing the atrocity.

How did it happen?

I think I woke up on the wrong side on that fateful day. I was unnecessarily angry with myself that I regretted having children; for just no reason, I cannot explain how the spirit of Satan befell me to develop natural hatred for my little boys on that very day. I just called them and started beating them up. I took the elder one, Umar, to my room, slit his throat with a cutlass and he bled to death. I quickly called Shehu to come to my room.

Governor Zulum leads relatives, residents to bury 43 farmers killed in Borno [Photos]

Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, led relatives and residents to bury 43 farmers slaughtered by the Boko Haram insurgents.

The funeral held at the Zabarmari area of Borno early morning on Sunday, according to a statement from the state government.

The statement was titled, ‘Zabarmari: Zulum leads horrified kinsmen to bury 43 farmers killed by Boko Haram’, on Sunday.

The victims lived in Zabarmari, a farming community in Jere Local Government Area, famous for rice cultivation and local processing.

Police arrest drunk Policeman in trending video

Following the viral video of the ‘Drunk Policeman’ at CBN Junction in Abuja at the weekend, the FCT Police Command has identified, arrested and taken into custody the Police Inspector shown in the video.

Furthermore, the Commissioner of Police CP. Bala Ciroma has ordered that the Police officer be subjected to psychological and medical evaluation, preparatory to the commencement of disciplinary actions against him.

A statement by ASP Mariam Yusuf, FCT Police Spokesperson said, “In view of the above, the Commissioner of Police wishes to unequivocally state that the behaviour portrayed by the Policeman in the video does not depict the standard discipline of the Nigeria Police Force.

Federal govt to distribute over 1million prepaid meters free for stable power supply

The federal government has imported over 1million prepaid meters to distribute free of charge to Nigerians, as part of its efforts to ensure a stable power supply.

Minister for Power, Alhaji Sale Mamman announced this at the commissioning of 132/33 KVA transmission sub-station at Gagarawa local government area of Jigawa State, said the present administration under President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to improving power in the country to employment among the youths.

According to the minister, the project will not only enhanced steady power supply but create employment opportunities for the teeming youths of the area and neighbouring localities as industries will come on board due to the presence of steady power supply in the area.

Vanguard reports that the commissioning of 132/33 KVA transmission station was witnessed by the state governor Alhaji Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar, the emir of Gumel and member representing Gagarawa/Suletankarkar/ Gumel federal constituency, council chairmen, politicians among other dignitaries.

Nollywood actress, Iheme Nancy says her dog's more loyal than her friends

Nollywood actress Iheme Nancy said her dog is better than some of her beloved friends even though the dog doesn’t rest.

According to her, her dog DRE is 100% better than some of her beloved friends which is quite alarming to have such friends.

She said that the pet is 100% better than them. She attached a photo of her holding the animal on Instagram.

Read her post below:

We need N81 Million to cut grass in Abuja stadium- Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has revealed that it will cost the ministry N81m to cut the grass and clear the weed that have taken over the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

He stated this recently while speaking during the one-day seminar organised by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter.

According to him, the ministry approached the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) for assessment in the stadium, which was built in 2003 with N53 billion on a 29 hectares (72 acres) of land.

Comedian AY and wife celebrate 12th wedding anniversary

Comedian AY -- Ayo Makun and his beautiful wife, Mabel Makun are celebrating their 12th year wedding anniversary today, November 29th.

AY who penned down an anniversary message to his wife, revealed that its been 12 years out of 16 years of knowing her..He wrote: 

''It’s been a meaningful 12 years out of the 16 years of knowing you. @realmabelmakun your love has been my strength through difficult times. Your genuine care has always been my spirit to live and work extra hard for us all. Your tears and smiles are my motivation to make you happier every single day. Having you by my side forever is my only wish on this special moment. Happy 12th year anniversary my love. #forevertogether''

Tope Alabi paternity scandal: Daughter responds to man who claims to be her father

Gospel singer, Tope Alabi is currently in a paternity scandal as one Mayegun Olaoye openly calle dher out from ''blocking'' him from having access to his daughter. Ayomikun Alabi.

Ayomikun, the daughter of the popular singer, has now responded saying the only father she knows is her mother’s husband, Soji Alabi.

Olaoye had claimed to be Ayomikun’s father, while alleging that Tope Alabi had blocked every avenue for him to know his biological daughter in the past 22 years.

But reacting to the allegation, Ayomikun, in an exclusive interview with The Punch, stated that she was not surprised about the development as her mother had since informed her about the man who claimed to be her father.

3 arrested for detonating explosives at Wike's father' church

The police in Rivers State have arrested three suspects who allegedly detonated explosives at a Pentecostal church, Christain Universal Church International, located at Mile 3, Diobu area of Port Harcourt.

The church is said to be owned by the father of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.

It was learnt that the suspects numbering about five attacked the church around 8 pm on Saturday.

It was gathered that the gunmen’s escape plan was blocked after men of a local security outfit in the area noticed strange movements and swooped in.

Mike Tyson comeback fight against Jones ends in draw

Mike Tyson’s return to boxing at age 54 ended in a draw with 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr. on Saturday in an eight-round exhibition battle of former heavyweight champions.

Fifteen years after retiring with a 2005 loss to journeyman Kevin McBride, Tyson made his comeback at Staples Center in Los Angeles without spectators in a pay-per-view matchup that mixed curiosity and nostalgia.

California State Athletic Commission officials required two-minute rounds instead of the usual three-minute rounds, mandated larger than normal 12-ounce gloves, said neither fighter could seek a knockout and declared there could be no official winner in safety moves for the over-50 fighters.

“Sometimes that two minutes felt like three minutes,” Tyson said. “I’m glad I got this under my belt and I’m looking forward to doing it again.”

Drunken truck driver falls from Lagos bridge, drowns in river

A truck driver identified simply as Taiwo has met his tragic end after he fell from a bridge in the Kirikiri area of Lagos State and drowned.

Taiwo had reportedly parked a truck on the bridge on Wednesday to have fun, but he got drunk in the process.

Sunday Punch learnt that while he was sauntering on the bridge, he slipped and fell into the river below and drowned.

Some people who were at the spot at the time reportedly tried in vain to rescue the 32-year-old man, who lived in the Ifo area of Ogun State.