Saturday, August 1, 2015

Chief Kanran To Spend N50m On 50th Anniversary Celebration

Yoruba actor Chief Kanran who was very popular in the 90’s has said he is getting set to celebrate his 50th anniversary and a whooping sum of N50m will be spend on the week-long celebration.

The actor which most people believe does not have that kind of fund, said the money will be raised from well-meaning Nigerians, government and corporate organizations.

Lagos Hotelier’s Son Dies In Hotel Room, Suspected Hard Drugs Found On Him

The Operations Manager of Maybeny Hotel at Ire-Akari Road in Isolo, Lagos, Mr. Uche Egwuenu, was found dead in one of the rooms in the hotel on Saturday, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

A source close to the hotel told NAN in Lagos that the deceased was the son of the owner of the hotel, whose name was given simply as Chief Egwuenu.

The source said, “The deceased was last seen in the early hours of Friday before locking himself up in one of the rooms. Nobody heard from him throughout Friday.

SEE The Robbery Gang Who Steal, Rape & Kill

Six armed robbers, who specialised in raping and killing their victims were on Thursday arrested by the Oyo State Police Command in Ogbomoso after they were traced through a mobile telephone they stole from one of their victims.

Commissioner of Police in the state, Mohammed Katsina, said while parading the robbers that one of them died during a gun duel with the police while another was seriously injured.

Until their arrest, the robbers were said to be living in different cities and only came together when they wanted to go for operations. Katsina said investigation took his men to Ijebu-Ode, Ibadan, Ogbomoso and Oyo where the robbers were picked up.

Pictured! Not Being Able To Buy Drugs For My Sick Father Pushed Me Into Kidnapping- 25-Year Old Suspect

For 25-year-old Abdullahi Babatunde, an Ilorin, Kwara State indigene, bad friendship, as well as quest to get money to buy drugs for his ailing father, forced him to become a kidnapper.

Babatunde is one of four suspects arrested by the Kwara State Police command after they allegedly kidnapped a Fulani chief, Aliyu Harande, while he was praying in a mosque behind his house at Omu-Aran in Irepodun Local Government Area of the state.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ajayi Okesanmi, identified the other suspects as Musa Kadir (25), IsahSalihu (20), Suleiman Abubakar and Abdullahi Babatunde all of Rore village of Kwara State.

Kebbi Rehab Itself Needs Rehabilitation- NDLEA

From Punch

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Commander in Kebbi State, Alhaji Abdullahi Zungeru, has decried the “poor condition of the drugs rehabilitation centre in Zuru Local Government Area of the state.”

Zungeru made the remark when he received the wife of the state governor, Dr. Zainab Atiku, when she visited the centre on Saturday.

The commander, who lamented that the centre had been abandoned for years and lacked medical personnel, staff and toilet facilities, appealed to the state government to rehabilitate it.

Aisha Buhari Donates Undisclosed Amount Of Money To Victims Of Recent Gombe Bomb Blast

The wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari, today donated an undisclosed amount of money to 48 victims of the recent Gombe bomb blast who are presently undergoing treatment at the Federal Teaching and Specialists’ Hospital, Gombe State.

Hajiya Aisha Jibir, member representing Dukku/Nafada Federal constituency of Gombe State, presented the money today to the victims on behalf of the First Lady. She said;

“The President’s wife was told about your conditions and being a caring mother, she decided to assist. The amount is just a token to help relieve you of the suffering you are encountering. She also prayed for the soul of those that lost their lives in the blast, to rest in peace,” she told the victims.

Delta Police Arrests Man Operating Baby-Production Factory, Rescues 8 Pregnant Girls

The Delta Police Command said on Saturday that it had discovery a “baby-production” factory in Asaba, arrested the operator, and rescued eight pregnant girls. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Celestina Kalu, said in a statement in Asaba that the baby-making factory was discovered after detectives, acting on a tip-off, swooped on the premises.

“On July 30, 2015, Police detectives from GRA Division Asaba, while acting on a tip-off, raided a suspected baby factory opposite the Federal Radio Corporation, Asaba, and arrested its operator, Mr. John Ihezun. Detectives also arrested two boys, one Prince Chukwu and Obum Nwankwo, in the premises of the baby factory,” Kalu said.

The command said it found eight pregnant girls (names with-held). It also said it had commenced investigations into the matter, saying that any person found to be involved, would be prosecuted.

Indigenous Rapper, Reminisce Loses Dad

Nigerian indigenous rapper, Remilekun Shafaru, popularly known as Reminisce has lost his dad. The rapper announced his passing away this morning on instagram with the caption;

“Inna lillahi wa inallah-e-raji’oon. #RIP ALHAJI A . A . SAFARU. #DADDYMI.”. He is expected to be buried this evening according to Islamic rites.

Check Out This Amazing Transformation Of Albinos By A Nigerian Makeup Artiste

Talk about recreating a person… wow… another photo below.

Photos: Daniella Okeke Gives Thanks To God, After God Delivered Her Family From A Huge Snake

Below is what the actress wrote on her instagram page few minutes ago.

Am still in shock..but I ve to share dis wit u guys. So dis beast was killed yesterday in my backyard,my house girl saw it resting on my fence after swallowing a big rat and it couldn't move, so she freaked out and called my gateman who killed it. Dis is the biggest and longest snake I ve ever seen in real life, u needed to ve seen it in real life dis pictures didn't really show the size, am just so grateful to God for protecting me and my household, I thank God for making us see it cos i wouldn't ve known der was a beast like dis in my compound. Thanks be to God😇🙏🏾 End of the story dis men went to roast it and said dis na better meat o madam😳😱🙀 na wa o. Do u eat snake meat?

APC At 2! Calls On Nigerians To Emulate Party

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, John Odigie-Oyegun, has urged Nigerians to learn from the examples of the party’s founding fathers and move the nation forward as the party clocks 2.

Mr. Odigie-Oyegun who was represented by the party’s National Auditor, George Moghalu said this in Abuja at an event organised by a coalition of Buhari Support Groups to mark the second year anniversary of the formation of the APC.

Photos: President Buhari Leaves Nigeria For Republic Of Benin

The president was pictured this morning at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport leaving Nigeria for a one day State visit to the Republic of Benin. See more photos below.

Charleston Gunman Who Killed 9 In Black Church Pleads Not Guilty To All Charges

The man accused of murdering nine black churchgoers last month in Charleston, South Carolina, has pleaded not guilty on more than 33 federal charges. Twenty-one-year old Dylann Roof, who is white, wanted to plead guilty on all counts according to his lawyer.

His lawyer, David Bruck, said he would not enter guilty pleas for Mr Roof until prosecutors determined whether they would seek the death penalty.

Notorious Nigerian Kidnapper Who Wiped Off Almost An Entire Family Arrested, Find Out About His Many Evil Deeds

On Saturday, February 16, 2013, Henry Chibueze, a notorious kidnapper terrorizing South East and South South parts of the country, stormed the home of his girlfriend, Sandra Ijedinma, at Igando area of Lagos State, with an AK47 assault rifle and opened fire on everyone present in the apartment, killing his girlfriend, her elder sister   Praise Ozor,   and her two children.

Not satisfied, Henry proceeded to a nearby street where one of Sandra’s elder sisters resided and killed the woman and three of her children, before fleeing.

His anger was said to have been that Sandra, who was an optician with Madonna University, had called off their relationship, when she learnt that   he was a kidnapper. Sandra’s twin sister, Katherine who sustained a bullet would during the attack had told vanguard in 2013 that the assailant was   familiar with everyone in their family but nobody knew he was a kidnapper . She explained that her late sister used to visit Henry at his base in Delta State and in one of such visits, some heavily armed men stormed Henry’s apartment, manhandling Sandra in the process.

Jonathan’s Aides, Abati, Obua, Others Stripped Of Passports

Two months after leaving power,  no fewer than 12 close aides of former President Goodluck Jonathan have been stripped of their official passports.

A competent source told Saturday Vanguard that the decision to withdraw the official passports of the former aides of Dr Jonathan was to prevent misuse and conflict with new aides and officials of President Muhammadu Buhari, who assumed duties on May 29, 2015.

It could not be established last night whether the affected officials were ordered by the Presidency to surrender the passports or whether they did so voluntarily.

Cameroon Deports 2000 Nigerians After Buhari’s visit

Two thousand Nigerians living in Cameroon without permits have been thrown out of the country. The Nigerians were arrested on Thursday in Kousseri, northern Cameroon and loaded into many trucks, then driven across the border into Nigeria.

The raid against Nigerians was carried out the same day President Muhammadu Buhari and Cameroon’s Paul Biya, pledged to work together to crush the six-year Boko Haram insurgency which has killed thousands, and spread to neighbouring countries.

A local administrator in Kousseri said the raid was part of measures aimed at improving security and controlling movements along the border region.

Mrs Saraki Is My Sister & Friend… Melaye Explains Why He Was At EFCC Office

The Chairman, Senate Adhoc Committee on Media and Publicity, Mr. Dino Melaye, has explained why he was at the EFCC office with Mrs Toyin Saraki, the wife of the Senate President when she  was invited by the commission.

According to him, “The invitation of Mrs. Toyin Saraki by the EFCC, however, is not a criminal indictment. I will not abandon my friend because of (a) mere EFCC invitation.

“I also went there as a private investigator and an anti-corruption crusader to find out the extent of culpability of my sister and friend since she was not told the content of the petition against her before her appearance before the EFCC.”

Gloria Young Causes Scene At Bank, To Sue Them For N20,000 Unlawful Debit

Popular actress, Gloria Young, is currently not a happy customer. The iconic actress was recently spotted at a bank where she created a scene and it definitely was not for a movie. Saturday Beats learnt that the actress caused commotion at the bank after it failed to refund her N20,000 which was debited since December.

When Saturday Beats reached out to the actress via the telephone, she explained why she blew a fuse in the banking hall.

“I went to use an ATM at Ejigbo, close to NNPC bus-stop in Lagos in December. I wanted to withdraw N20,000 but the machine did not dispense the money after debiting my account. I went to the second machine and it paid me. After six days without hearing a word from the bank, I went to complain. I also went to my bank to report the situation. This was in December. I have gone to them so many times to talk about it but all to no avail. Continue...

Dear Biafrans- Etcetera Writes

I have been receiving a lot of mails and phone calls in recent weeks requesting that I lend my voice in support of the ongoing campaign for the sovereign state of Biafra and to also speak up against the recent shut down of Radio Biafra by National Broadcasting Commission. I have decided to make my opinion known to those who have been bombarding me with requests to support the Biafran movement.

Yes, I believe that the Igbo have been marginalised in Nigeria right from 1970 till date. I also believe that as a people, the Igbo have every right to speak out and seek redress. I believe that no tribe or ethnic group in Nigeria deserves to be marginalised or shut out by certain quarters of government because of an incident of the past. Just like every Igbo man, I believe that Biafra was a good dream born out of a necessity at that time. It was a good dream which went horribly wrong and became a nightmare for us, the Igbo people and the whole of Nigeria from 1967 to 1970, from which I believe we have woken up.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Another Uncovered Well Kills 26-Year Old

A 26-year old woman has reportedly drowned in well at Ijede area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. The unidentified woman was said to have fallen inside the 120 feet deep well accidentally.

Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Rasak Fadipe confirmed the tragedy to PM News, saying that the incident occurred on Thursday. He said the tragedy occurred at No 1, Babatunde Aina Street, Omitolo, Ijede area of Lagos.

Fadipe stated that the lady was brought out of the well already dead, saying that her body was recovered by the firemen in Ikorodu Fire Station.

Mariam Abacha University Replies NUC, You Are Out To Blackmail Us

After the National Universities Commission (NUC) asked Nigerians not to patronize Maryam Abacha American University of Niger, the university on its website has replied the commission saying they are only out to black mail them and could be due to jealousy of the young but fast growing institute. Below is what the university management also wrote in a memo published on its website. In the memo the institution said;

“It considers the NUC publication about Maryam Abacha American university of Niger as blackmail and orchestrated campaigns of calumny to smear the reputation of our young but rapidly growing university by some self-seeking corrupt officers of the NUC and their external collaborators jealous of the university.”

The management further made the following below clarifications to the public:

So Fast! Man Buys SUV Just Hours After Stealing $150,000 ATM Workers Mistakenly Left Behind

One of two men suspected of making off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash that was mistakenly left behind by ATM workers bought an SUV with the money hours later, police have said.

Alton Harvey, 42, of Hillside, was arrested Wednesday after police traced a white van that was captured on surveillance video pulling up to the bag of cash that the ATM employees forgot outside a business in Mahwah, in northern New Jersey, on Monday. The video showed a passenger in the van grabbing the bag.

Photos: Fiancé Gets Lady Gaga 3 Pairs Of Alexander McQueen Boots For A Whooping £190,000

Lady Gaga hasn't yet tied the knot but her fiancé is already showering her with gifts, recently adding a rare and costly haul to her designer collection.

Actor Taylor Kinney, 34, scooped all three pairs of Alexander McQueen's iconic Armadillo boots for his wife-to-be at a Christie's New York auction, splashing out a staggering £190,000 (N54m). The musician took to her instagram page to show off the gifts as seen above. Now who does not want a fiancé like TAYLOR KINNEY? Hahaha We all want, lol.

Adokiye Also Stuns In ‘Grey’

Toyin Lawani did, Yvonne Nwosu did, Seyi Shay, Denrele and a countless number of celebrities have. Adokiye is however the latest celeb to rock the hair. You like?

Btw, that is the ruler of her town standing next to her. According to her she just got out of a meeting with him which was successful. If you know you have an idea and Lagos is not favouring you, go to your town, the Oba will hear. It's all about being heard, helping the people with your idea and making your money. So run fast...

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Aww Ajigijaga The Broken Bottle Passes On

Popular Yoruba actor, Mufutau Sanni popularly known as Ajigijaga the Broken Bottle, who reigned in the 90’s and known for playing mostly ‘bad’ roles has passed on. Saidi Balogun announced his death today. Though he didn’t disclose how he died or what killed him, he only made the announcement. Shockingly Ajigijaga died at 60. Who else believes he is that old? May his soul rest in peace. He made most of us watch Yoruba movies back then with the way he handled guns and harassed people saying he was untouchable. We love him! RIP great actor!

DPR To Sanction Depot Owners, Major Marketers Who Sell Above Deport Price

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) yesterday has said that it would not hesitate to sanction depot owners and major marketers who engage in selling petrol and kerosene above official price.

NAN reports that this is contained in a statement issued by the agency after a meeting held on July 30 in Lagos with all stakeholders in the downstream sector of the petroleum industry. We pray they keep to their words. The pump price is crazy out here.

Air India Plane Forced To Turn Back After 'Rat Sighting'

An Air India plane was forced to return to New Delhi two hours into a flight to Milan today after a "suspected rat sighting" in the cabin. The airline although said no rodent had been found, but it had no choice but to turn back and fumigate the aircraft after the report.

"(The Dreamliner flight) AI 123... returned to Delhi due to (a) suspected rat sighting. The presence of the rodent was not confirmed, but keeping passenger safety in mind, the aircraft was brought back," an airline official told AFP today.

Rats pose a serious threat to the safety of flights as they can chew through wires and damage internal controls. They often hitch rides on food catering trucks that store the flight meal trays.

Vaccine Offers 100% Ebola Protection: Trial Results

An Ebola vaccine provided 100-percent protection in a field trial in hard-hit Guinea, researchers and officials said Friday, mooting "the beginning of the end" of the killer West African outbreak.

The world is "on the verge of an effective Ebola vaccine," the World Health Organization (WHO) said, hailing the results from the first efficacy test of the VSV-ZEBOV vaccine among people living in a high-danger zone.

"This is an extremely promising development," added WHO chief Margaret Chan.

Heart Breaking Photos Of How Africans Are Desperately Trying To Get Into Uk This Summer + Nine Dead Already

Two migrants cling to the roof of a freight truck as it leaves the Eurotunnel terminal in Folkestone in the early hours of this morning

Clinging to the top of a lorry as it drives off in to Britain today, these two men are part of another wave of migrants who stormed the Channel Tunnel during a fourth night of chaos in Calais. The refugees hid from police on the roof as it passed through the tunnel on a train at up to 100mph and were still on top as the HGV drove on to the M20 at Folkestone at around 60mph this morning.

In France police with batons and tear gas fought a losing battle as hundreds of desperate migrants again overwhelmed them as they tried to get to trains and lorries heading to the UK.

Hahaha Jim Iyke Is On His Way To Lagos To BEAT UP Somebody (Photo)

Hahaha Jim Iyke is on his way to Lagos to fight! Yes, you heard me right, FIGHT! According to a post he made on instagram, the actor is on his way to Lagos to beat up a debtor should incase he fails to pay him. The actor wrote, ‘Nigga u better have my money!!! You know you’. Then further went on to write, ‘Niggaz Think I Am Tired’ (Lol Bro, we know you not), then went ahead to write ‘Nigga Better Ask Somebody’! Zero tolerance!!

Oh dear, I feel so scared for that person right now. Who is owing Jim? Better pay up now before he gets to Lagos. Hahaha… but seriously, uncle Jim needs to retire from fighting. Do you want girls to be running away from you. Don’t you want to marry some day? ( Lol my secondary school mind speaking). Over to you guys….

She Cares Less! Moet Abebe Shows Off Side Boobs In Beach Photos

Moet who is still having the fun of her life at a Tanzania resort just showed the boys on her timeline a glimpse of her boobs. We kinda like the way it looks. #dontcare #shelovesherself #flatboobsowhat lol. Enjoy yourself!

Omotola Is Pretty In New Photos

The mother of four looks angelic in these new photos.

Death Of Cecil The Lion Exposes More Parks Where Trophy Hunters Pay In Thousands To Kill ‘Big’ Animals

Hundreds of British hunters are fuelling a grisly industry of trophy animal killing, it was revealed yesterday. The trophy hunters travel the world on shooting safaris, which can cost £30,000 per person, to hunt species including lions, leopards and cheetahs.

Outrage over the American dentist who paid to shoot Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has thrown a spotlight on the legal trophy hunting industry in countries including South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia. Several British firms offer the trips and advertise price lists of animals to kill, alongside macabre picture galleries of their grinning clients posing next to bloodied animal corpses.

Simon Cowell & Son Eric Ride A Golf Cart In Identical Jeans & White Shirts In Heart-Melting Snap

He became a father last year at the age of 54 and Simon Cowell's son Eric is clearly a chip off the old block.  Simon's X Factor co-star Cheryl Fernandez-Versini shared a sweet snap on Instagram showing Cowell, 55, and Eric, 17 months, in a golf cart wearing identical outfits.

Eric is seated on Simon's lap with both clad in jeans and white tops and Cheryl captioned the sweet snap: 'Simon and his mini-me.' 

Venita Akpofure Slays In New Photos

The new mom who gave birth few months ago and still very much in London just posted the photo of her Friday outfit and about to slay them in London as she heads to town. You really have no excuse not to look good. Our girls be slaying them all round!! Naija to London, lol.

Sad! 3 Sisters Die In Isolo, Lagos Fire

Three sisters aged 5,7 and 12 have been confirmed dead by fire service and police men this morning when a midnight fire outbreak occurred at the Mechanic village area of Oke Afa, Isolo Lagos. Their guardian reportedly locked the sisters from the same family in a shop before the fire incident.

Their corpses have been removed by policemen from the Ejigbo division as people wailed and cried seeing the burnt bodies of the young girls.

Wolverton Woo ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha At 45

Former World Cup and Premier League star Jay-Jay Okocha could be on the verge of a shock move to amateur side Wolverton Town after playing for their reserve side last week, the club confirmed.

Okocha, 41, played 45 minutes for Wolverton’s reserves against Arlesey Town reserves last week, but has not yet decided on whether to make a permanent move to the Milton Keynes club.

Wolverton, who currently ply their trade in the Spartan South Midlands League, were tight-lipped about Okocha’s long-term future.

Family Disagree Over Bobbi Kristina’s Burial Plans, Slams Boyfriend With $10m Suit

Close: Bobbi, who died aged 22, was closed to both her aunt Pat (left) and her mother's cousin Dionne (right)

Dionne Warwick is threatening to boycott Bobbi Kristina Brown’s funeral because of a bitter disagreement over plans drawn up by Bobbi Kristina’s aunt, Pat Houston.

And while the Brown and Houston families have strived to maintain a united front following Bobbi Kristina’s death last Sunday, Daily Mail Online reveals that the families are, in reality, riven by in-fighting over Pat Houston’s funeral plans, her attempts to solicit money in Bobbi Kristina’s name and what will become of Bobbi Kristina’s $20million inheritance.

Zoe Saldana Shares Photo Of Her Toned Tummy...Just Eight Months After Welcoming Twins

Zoe Saldana has already snapped back into shape after welcoming twins eight months ago.

On Wednesday, the 37-year-old actress shared an image on Facebook of her toned tummy from inside a gym.

The Avatar star suggested she had some ways to go in the caption, which read: 'Almost there! It's been difficult but so rewarding. I feel strong. All it takes is determination! Mommies we can all do it, d**n it!!!'

Aww Powerful Wife’s Lover Makes Husband Commit Suicide After Threatening Him

A 32-year-old man, Tuesday in Yenagoa, committed suicide after drinking an insecticide, known as Sniper, after he learned that his wife was having an extra-marital affair at Ikolo in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

The deceased, identified as Amatari Christmas, was married to Tombara, an indigene of Ayama in the same local government area. They have two children.

Vanguard gathered that the incident has provoked anger among indigenes of the community, with some kinsmen of the deceased threatening to invoke their ancestors to deal with the unfaithful woman and her lover, identified as a suspected cultist and an indigene of Ayama.