Saturday, April 17, 2021

Forces against FG’s NIN policy behind attacks against me – Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has explained that forces against the Federal Government policy of compulsory National Identity Number (NIN) registration for all Nigerians and those residing in the country are behind the attacks against him.

Pantami in an exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES dismissed all the allegations against him, describing them as ‘untrue’.

He further denied links to extremist views, saying criminals and other ‘entrenched interests’ are behind the attacks on him. He said, “I have no doubt about this. It has to do with the National Identification Number. Do you know one thing? This policy was started in 2011, it was not successful. Why? It was fought.

Emmanuel TV: UK organisation reported TB Joshua to YouTube

UK civil rights organisation, OpenDemocracy, masterminded the blocking of Emmanuel TV channel on YouTube, reports have shown.

And Pastor T.B. Joshua’s claim that he could cure gays and lesbians of their s.e.xual orientation was what provoked the group to file a complaint to YouTube, accusing him of propagating hatred.

UK-based openDemocracy filed a complaint after reviewing seven videos posted on TB Joshua Ministries’ YouTube channel between 2016 and 2020, which show the preacher conducting prayers to “cure” gay people.

One of the videos is an update of a prayer session of a woman called Okoye, first broadcast in 2018.

Anthony Ikpeama in custody over pregnant wife’s death – Police

The Police in Lagos says Anthony Ikpeama, a man accused of killing his wife, Adaeze, is still in custody.

Anthony allegedly murdered his 28-year-old pregnant spouse, a Barrister, while on admission bed at Doyen Hospital in Ajah.

Muyiwa Adejobi, the Police Public Relations Officer, in a statement confirmed the case had been transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, for investigation.

“The suspect has not been released. It is a capital offence and the police will not grant him an administrative bail for whatever reason.”

I get more respect as a married woman –Tayo Sobola

Actress, Tayo Sobola, aka Sotayo Gaga, has said that as a married woman, there is a limit to how intimate she can get with fellow actors on set.

Sobola, who was recently bestowed with the title of Sarauniya (Queen Mother) of Uke Kingdom in Nasarawa State, told Saturday Beats, “Even before I got married, I was selective about the kind of roles I portrayed as an actor. 

My husband is quite understanding and he knew I was a filmmaker before we got married. 

However, as a respected wife, I would not play any role that my husband won’t be happy with, such as being too intimate with the opposite s.e.x.”

Peaky Blinders actress Helen McCrory is dead

Popular Peaky Blinders actress, Helen McCrory who played the character of Aunt Polly has died after battling cancer.

She was 52.

The actress starred in other movies such as James Bond film Skyfall and was seen on screen in the TV series Quiz and Roadkill last year.

The news of her death was broken by her husband, Damian Lewis on Twitter on Friday. He, however, did not disclose when exactly the actress died.

AKA’s fiancée: Nellie Tembe’s father says daughter did not commit suicide

Moses Tembe, the father of AKA‘s fiancée has negated the reports that his daughter, Anele “Nelli” Tembe, committed suicide.

Moses made this known at Anele’s funeral which took place at the Durban International Conference Centre on Friday. The service was also live streamed on YouTube.

An emotionally-charged letter from Moses was read out by businessman Sandile Zungu, who said the letter was a reflection of a “heartbroken father”.

“I wasn’t there when Anele met her fate last Sunday. I neither seek to attack any person nor cast aspersions or suspicions nor stigmatise any mental condition. However, I can’t allow an unfortunate narrative to go unchallenged. A narrative that irks me no end as a father, which maliciously pervades some circles, is that Anele, my daughter, was chronically suicidal or had suicidal tendencies,” he wrote.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Sad photos! Pregnant woman dies inside a commercial bus in Anambra state

A yet to be identified  pregnant woman has died inside a commercial bus in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra state. 

One of the the passengers, Gifted Joseph, disclosed this on Facebook.

Gift said the incident happened on Thursday, April 15, at Awkuzu Junction. 

According to Ms Joseph, when they got to the junction, the woman suddenly started screaming, saying that she couldn't breath. Few minutes later, she passed away. 

Police arrests wanted criminal terrorizing Ikorodu

Police officers attached to Sagamu Road Division, Ikorodu in Lagos, have arrested a wanted criminal, Rasheed Isiaka.

Lagos Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the suspect was nabbed on April 15 at about 12:10am at Olowonisaye Street in Ikorodu.

The spokesman said Isiaka terrorized residents and perpetrated many crimes in the area.

Adejobi said he had been under surveillance due to intelligence gathered on him.

Haa! Judiciary workers announce nationwide protest

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) will hold a nationwide protest on April 19.

The workers who have been on strike since April 6, are demanding financial autonomy for the judiciary.

In a circular on Friday, JUSUN Deputy Secretary, P. Nnamani said the industrial action will continue until the government takes action.

He disclosed that the mass protest decision was agreed on at an emergency meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) on April 15.

Abductors of Kaduna students demand N500 million ransom

Abductors of the 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna have demanded N500 million ransom for the release of the students.

Parents of the abducted students led by their spokesman, Friday Sani made this known while addressing newsmen in the state.

The spokesman said the parents have lost hope in the government, hence the need to solicit help from the world.

Recall that the governor of the state, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai had vowed that his administration would not engage in negotiation with bandits troubling the state.

The governor recently said even if his son is kidnapped, he would rather pray for him to make heaven than pay ransom.

Turkey bans use of cryptocurrencies citing risks

Bitcoin tumbled more than 4% on Friday after Turkey’s central bank banned the use of cryptocurrencies and crypto assets for purchases citing possible “irreparable” damage and transaction risks.

In legislation published in the Official Gazette, the central bank said cryptocurrencies and other such digital assets based on distributed ledger technology could not be used, directly or indirectly, to pay for goods and services.

The decision could stall Turkey's crypto market, which has gained momentum in recent months as investors joined the global rally in bitcoin, seeking to hedge against lira depreciation and inflation that topped 16% last month.

Nigerians react to Olori Naomi’s prayer for her husband, Ooni

Nigerians have reacted to the eulogy by Prophetess Naomi Silekunola, the wife of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, in a viral video where she prayed for him to have more wives which led to an outburst of laughter in the palace.

Reacting to this, some Nigerians alluded that Prophetess Naomi’s prayers is not coming from her heart and she is targeting anyone who has plans of becoming his second wife.

oginniolatunji wrote: Apart from wealth when you are humble you are …she is from a good background. Very respectful, well behaved. No wonder the king luv her so much

philipkenny92020 wrote: What else would she ask for? She knew the nature of Kings. Just applying wisdom

Gunmen kill six at Plateau beer parlor

The Plateau Police Command has confirmed the killing of six persons by gunmen in Wereng community, Riyom Local Government Area of the state.

The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Ubah Ogaba, confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday in Jos.

According to Ogaba, the incident occurred on Thursday night at a drinking joint.

“The command is aware of the unfortunate attack at a beer parlour in Wereng Village of Riyom where six persons lost their lives.

JAMB bans parents from UTME venues

The Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is’haq Oloyede, has ordered all CBT Centres across the country not to allow parents/guardians into the registration hall again. 

A statement signed by JAMB Spokesman in Ilorin Office, Hassan Lawal, quoted Oloyede as saying that the decision was made after inspecting some of the registration centres in Kwara, which were overcrowded. 

”The registrar said it has been discovered that the parents/guardians are always a distraction to both candidates and the centres and at the same time, congesting the halls by not following the COVID – 19 protocols,” Oloyede was quoted as saying. 

Oloyede also advised  parents/guardians to stop pushing the education of their wards faster than necessary.

College of Education bans students from driving cars, riding motorcycles on campus

Authorities of the Adeyemi College of Education in Ondo State, have banned students from driving cars and riding motorcycles on campus.

The Registrar of the college, Mrs Olufisayo Fakorede, in a circular dated April 15, said the ban was necessary to safeguard the lives of students and staff from students who drove recklessly.

Fakorede said the management had received several complaints from students and staff of the institution over the recklessness by some of the students which necessitated the ban.

“The college management has observed that students who own cars and power bikes drive their cars and ride their power bikes on campus with reckless abandon.

Lady reveals the SHOCKING thing her dad and pastor said to her in the midst of a crowd because she had BIG EYE BALLS

Omg! A lady has revealed what her dad told her when she was barely 10 years old with so much disgust in his eyes in the midst of a crowd just because she had big eye balls,

She said a pastor had told her dad that she is a witch and in the midst of a crowd her father looked at her with so much anger and disgust and asked her to 'release his business'.

She wrote; ''I was barely 10 years old when my dad was shouting at me to 'release his business!!!' at a deliverance ground with so much anger and disgust in his eyes

Ramadan: Dayo Amusa appeals to God to help her fight her rage and unseen battles

Dayo Amusa has said a powerful prayer to God in the wake of Ramadan.

Dayo Amusa took to her Instagram page and shared a photo of herself praying and begged God to help her fight unseen battles and also overcome her rage.

She also asked God to make her an ideal complete woman and help her survive all the test of time and also revealed interest in knowing God better and solidifying her relationship with her maker.

She wrote;

I tried bleaching my skin at 14 because I felt insecure -- Tiwa Savage opens up about being dark

Tiwa Savage has recounted how she wanted to bleach her skin when she was 14 years old.

In an interview with Allure Magazine, she opened up on the difficulties and struggles she went through accepting who she is. 

She disclosed how it was difficult to blend among her white friends growing up as a child. 

She stated that she mixed creams with lemon in the quest to bleach her skin but her mother found out and was disappointed.

Queen Naomi prays for Ooni to marry more wives on her birthday... king replies, 'are you sure about that?''

Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi held a grand party to celebrate his wife, Olori Naomi who clocked a new age yesterday.

A birthday party was held in her honor at the place last night. In an adorable video that surfaced online, Olori Naomi who has received countless birthday wishes from dignitaries took to the floor to express her heartfelt appreciation to her husband, his family and all those in attendance.

Expressing her thankfulness, she pulled the legs of her husband as she prayed for him to marry more queens. It was a lovely moment for the Ooni as he broke into laughter after hearing her prayer.

Watch the video below...

Tinubu finally REACTS to ‘Jagaba rice’ distributed in the North

The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has denied distributing bags of rice in some states in the northern part of the country.

This was contained in a statement by his Media Aide, Tunde Rahman, in Lagos.

In several photos and videos that made the rounds, residents were seen with bags of rice with the inscription ‘JAGABA - Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’.

However, Tinubu said he was not responsible for the initiative.  

Parents of abducted Kaduna students ignore El-Rufai, begins talks with bandits

Parents of the abducted students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna, have resolved to employ all possible ways towards the release of their abducted children not minding the position of Governor Nasir El-Rufai on the matter.

Spokesman of the parents, Mr Friday Sani, while addressing newsmen in Kaduna on Friday, said, “It is better for us, the affected parents to be arrested than not to allow us negotiate for the release of our children, who are in conditions that are unknown to us.

“As we are talking to you, we (affected parents) are already under arrest because some of us, since the abduction of our children cannot sleep, eat and above all, we have developed psychological problems that are far beyond any other consequence of our planned action for negotiation.”

Reality star, Venita Akpofure SHARES new saucy photos

Venita Akpofure shared these saucy photos of herself posing inside a pool on her Instagram page.

Queen orders Harry and William to walk apart behind Prince Philip's coffin

William and Harry will not walk shoulder to shoulder behind their grandfather's coffin when he is laid to rest tomorrow.

The estranged brothers are both in the small party of close family members who will follow the Duke of Edinburgh's body.

But they will be separated by their cousin, Peter Phillips. And when the coffin is carried into St George's Chapel in Windsor, William will move ahead of his younger brother as they take their seats separately.

The extraordinary turn of events will be seen by some as a missed opportunity to show family unity in the wake of Prince Philip's death. Others questioned whether the princes were being kept apart deliberately at their own request.

Ghanaian actress jailed over n*de photos with son

The Accra Circuit Court has delivered its verdict against Akuapem Poloo for posing n*de with her son to mark his seventh birthday.

Actress and Instagram model Rosemond Brown, popularly known as Akuapem Poloo, is to serve three months in jail.

According to reports, On June 30, 2020, the prosecutor said the actress celebrated her son’s (name withheld) seventh birthday and took a nu-de photograph together with her son half-n*ked and posted same on her Instagram page which went viral on social media.

According to Chief Inspector Asantewa, “the conduct or behaviour of the accused undermines the privacy or likely to detract the dignity of the son.”

Music producer, four others arrested for cybercrime in Uyo

Operatives of the Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested a music producer and four others for alleged internet fraud in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

The music producer, Imeh Henshaw Nyong, was arrested alongside Benjamin Ikpeme, Godwin Isong, Magnus Chimaobi and Victor Usun on Friday, April 16, 2021.

The suspects, whose ages range between 22 and 25 years, were arrested in an early morning raid at two locations in the state, based on credible intelligence on their alleged involvement in cybercrime.

While Nwele was arrested at 23 Calabar Itu Road by Urua Ikpa junction, Nyong and the other three were nabbed at 25 Faith Road, Off Ikot Ekpene Road, in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.