Saturday, October 14, 2017

Evans’ Lawyer Accuses Police Of Extorting Over N50 m, Other Valuables From Client

The lawyer representing billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (popularly known as Evans), has accused officers of the Inspector General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team of extorting money and valuables running into hundreds of millions of naira from his client.

Olukoya Ogungbeje, who petitioned the Police Service Commission on Friday, also accused the officers of sexually molesting Evans’ girlfriend, Amaka Offor.

The petition was also copied to the National Assembly, the Inspector General of Police, the National Human Rights Commission, and Amnesty International.

Three APDA Officials Abducted In Kogi - Party Leader

The Advanced People’s Democratic Alliance, APDA, has said three of its local government officials in Kogi state have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

Premium Times learnt that the abducted officials are principal officers in their respective local governments. They are Ademu Kadir from Idah, and Messrs Alilu Omo and Ocholi from Igalamela-Odolu.

The Kogi State Chairman of APDA, Abdulmumini Ibrahim, said the officers were on their way to Idah after attending the inaugural meeting of the state working committee of the party in Lokoja yesterday.

He explained that the bus conveying the party leaders was attacked by armed bandits along Idah road, and passengers were robbed while the trio were taken to an unknown destination by the kidnappers.

Kris Jenner's House On KUWTK Was 'Borrowed'

The giant house you've seen on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" posing as Kris Jenner's home -- even though it really isn't -- is up for sale ... TMZ has learned.

The 7,843 sq. ft. Mediterranean villa with 7 beds, 9 baths, beautiful second floor balconies, a gourmet kitchen and a wine cellar is listed at $7.895 million. The pad's in Studio City, CA, and features awesome canyon and mountain views.

As you know, Kris and the girls actually live in and around Calabasas, so they never really lived in this house. It was just a stand-in for exterior shots. Kris' real-life home isn't shown for security reasons.

The crib -- listed by Brandon Assanti of Rodeo Realty -- has made the rounds in show biz.

Wait! Why Is Harvey Weinstein Dragging Oprah Into His S3xual Mess

Harvey Weinstein says Oprah Winfrey called him to say she was ready to come out and publicly support him, but Oprah's people say it's simply not true.

TMZ sources say Harvey has repeatedly told his team and friends that Oprah called him earlier this week and said he needed to speak out and defend himself, and when he did she would be right there supporting him. They are told Harvey has said a number of powerful people have called to voice support, but he singled out Oprah over and over.

Oprah's spokesperson however tells TMZ, "Oprah has not spoken to Harvey Weinstein directly. Someone from his team reached out to her to see if she would talk to him, and she said she would if it was for an interview. There are no plans for an interview at this time."

Ganduje Reshuffles Cabinet, Sacks 5 Commissioners

The Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Saturday swore in six newly-appointed commissioners, after firing five others for undisclosed reasons.

Those sacked are Kabiru Dandago, Hamisu Lambu, Rabiu Bako, Zubaida Damakka and Haruna Falali.

The newly appointed commissioners included the Attorney General of the state, Ibrahim Muhammad, five others, Aminu Aliyu, Aminu Dan Amu, Musa Kwankwaso, Ahmed Rabiu and Aisha Jaafar.

Mr. Aliyu was assigned the portfolio of ministry of works, transport and housing; Mr. Dan Amu, the ministry of finance and economic development; Mr. Kwankwaso, special duties; Mr. Rabiu, the ministry of commerce and industry and Mrs. Jaafar will now head the ministry of budget and planning.

Video: How Grandmas Now Make Money At Nigerian Parties

Honestly, I don't know if I should term this SAD or COOL, but I will still personally term it SAD. You see this is getting a bit common now. Elderly people crashing parties just to entertain. If you noticed in the video, so many people were recording her moves, but she cared less, all she wants is the money. Please money for what? If not food and basic things she needs in life. That's a grandma, someone's grandma. Her kids will probably hate this, but hey, if they had the capacity to stop her, they would have stopped her. The video is currently been shared on twitter and i just feel sad about it. That the only thing this Grandma could do to raise money, is to learn today's dancing steps just to EAT.  It's pretty sad. The new Nigeria? Watch the video below...

Photo Of YOUNG Ben Bruce In Enugu

The senator shared the pic on twitter. He says he was 5 in the photo and that was Enugu. Full pic below...

Ezekwesili Defends Buhari Over Controversial World Bank Comment

A former vice president of the World Bank, Oby Ezekwesili, has intervened in the controversy surrounding the statement ascribed to President Muhammadu Buhari asking the World Bank to prioritise the Northern part of the country in its intervention.

She said Mr. Buhari’s statement was taken out of context as it is one of the policies of the World Bank to give more attention to post-conflict zones like the North-east.

She blamed presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, on how his team ”handled the misunderstanding.”

Photos: Is This The ‘World’s Hottest Nurse?

The world's hottest nurse is a fully trained cardiac specialist who has become a social media fitness extraordinaire setting 3.6 million hearts racing on social media.

 Gorgeous blonde Lauren Drain started her career in healthcare at the age of 16 and has been a cardiac registered nurse for over 8 years.

 She has worked in various different roles during her accomplished career including intensive care units as well acting as a charge nurse in operating theatres. This woman is no softy, she doesn't mind getting her hands dirty and she is most certainly not "just a model."

Kim Kardashian Has Put Kanye West On A 'Daddy Diet'

They're expecting their next bundle of joy in 2018. But with baby number three on the way via a surrogate it seems that Kim Kardashian wants herself and  husband Kanye West in fighting fit shape, as it's reported the reality icon has laid down some laws.

According to The Sun , the 36-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is putting the rapper, 40, on a "daddy diet" ahead of the baby's arrival.

She's said to want the Stronger hit-maker at his best. An insider told the newspaper: "She needs Kanye full of energy, so Kanye's on a daddy diet that will see him work out three times a week, increasing to five times a week within six weeks.

South East Has More Presence Than The North In My Cabinet - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the South-eastern part of Nigeria has stronger voice in his cabinet compared to the North.

Mr. Buhari said this on Friday at a meeting with leaders from the South-eastern region who visited him at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Mr. Buhari, who was speaking against allegations of marginalisation of people from the South-east by his administration, said, “I gave South-east four substantive ministers in the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Investment, Science and Technology and Labour.

“Seven states in the North got Ministers of State and of the two Ministries headed by your sons, I cannot take any decision on foreign policy and investments without their input,’’ he said.

Kate Middleton's Uncle Arrested After 'Punching Wife Unconscious During Late-Night Row

Kate Middleton's uncle has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting his wife in the street. A cabbie said he saw businessman Gary Goldsmith, 52, hit Julie-Ann after a row.

Taxi driver Daniel Shepherd said Julie-Ann, 47, was knocked out in the incident in the early-hours of Friday outside the couple's central London home.

Wife Julie-Ann was reportedly left unconscious after smashing her head on the pavement, the cabbie said tonight.

Police and an ambulance arrived and she was taken to hospital. Goldsmith - the younger brother of Kate’s mum Carole Middleton - was arrested at the scene on suspicion of domestic assault.

EFCC Accuses Fayose Of Diverting N680m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has accused Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State of diverting N680m from the state’s coffers to a private fixed deposit account, which was yielding N6m interest every month.

The N680m was alleged to have been part of the bailouts paid to the state government by the Federal Government for the payment of salary and pension arrears, according to the EFCC’s preliminary investigation into the matter.

The anti-graft agency also asked the state’s Commissioner for Finance, Toyin Ojo, and the Accountant-General, Yemisi Owolabi, to report back to the commission’s head office in Abuja next week.

Madonna Puts On Raunchy Display To Hawk Her New Skincare Line

She is pushing sixty. But Madonna still knows how to rock lingerie, as she proved once again on Friday.

The singer shared a series of raunchy shots on Instagram to promote her new skincare line.

'If Friday is giving you a headache... massage temples with leather gloves!' she joked of one close-up shot of her doing just that.

'Then put on your favorite lingerie... and indulge yourself with my luxurious new skin care line @mdnaskin,' she captioned a sexy second snap, as she reclined on a couch in leather lingerie and suspenders.

Rob Kardashian Shares Photos Of Dream's First Visit To The Zoo

New parent Rob Kardashian rang in another milestone with his baby on Friday. He tweeted a sweet photo that day of his beaming daughter Dream Kardashian, whose mother is Blac Chyna.

'Dream's first trip to the zoo!' Rob, 30, captioned the snapshot, which showed the 11-month-old in a stroller near wood railings and a wire fence.

Dream was surrounded by more haystacks that also had pumpkins sitting on them.

Kylie Jenner Shows Off Her Growing Bust

Kylie Jenner has deliberately failed to confirm or deny pregnancy reports. But a new selfie might shed a little light on the is she or isn't she debate - with the 20-year-old looking noticeably fuller chested in the shot.

While the image does not show her stomach area, a detail Kylie made sure of, her changing figure is just another sign that the pregnancy reports are to be believed.

Later on Friday Kylie indulged in some pool time, showing her followers a glimpse of her legs while listening to an interesting choice of song.

The brunette beauty is seen reclining on a lounger in the Snapchat, makeup free, and even captioned it with the lyrics 'Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby'.

Blac Chyna Shows Off New Flame-Colored Locks

She's never been shy to make a statement with her appearance.And Blac Chyna was at it again on Friday as she flashed some waist-length blood red tresses on her way to a pedicure.

The 29-year-old former stripper definitely turned some heads with the fiery do, although it was in fact probably a wig.

In terms of her outfit, the reality star opted for a black sweatshirt with red stripes down the arms, and 'in-to-you' emblazoned on the front.

She teamed the garment with a matching black skirt that just skimmed her thighs.

‘Investigation On Tagbo’s Death Not Based On Davido’s Video Footage’

There have been several twists concerning the death of Tagbo who is a friend of pop star, Davido. The latest in the saga is the release of a CCTV footage by Davido’s camp that showed a staggering Tagbo obviously intoxicated, leaving the Shisha Room.

However, in an exclusive chat with Saturday Beats, Damilola Usman, who claims to be a family friend of the deceased, said the police investigation would not be based on the viral video released by Davido’s camp.

He explained that the police have since seen that footage but they also have in their custody, a CCTV footage which showed the way Tagbo was dumped in the hospital. Usman claims that he watched the CCTV obtained from the hospital and he recognised someone in the footage.

Nelly's Rape Accuser Drops Case

A woman who accused the multiplatinum rapper Nelly of raping her on his tour bus after a concert last weekend in Auburn, Wash., has told the local police that she will not testify against him and wishes to end the investigation, her lawyer said Friday.

“We do not live in a society where a 21 year old college student can feel safe enough to pursue criminal charges against a celebrity for an alleged rape,” Karen Koehler, the lawyer for the accuser, wrote in an open letter that she posted on Twitter.

She said the woman had made her desire to “put a halt to the criminal investigation” known to the Auburn Police Department and the King County Prosecutor’s Office on Friday afternoon.

Annie Idibia Stuns In Arab Inspired Outfit

Beautiful woman!

Kendall Jenner Is Enjoying Dating Blake Griffin But 'Doesn't Want A Serious Relationship'

Things are heating up between them. But Kendall Jenner does not want a serious relationship with Blake Griffin, a source close to the couple has claimed.

'They are seeing each other more and Blake is doing everything in his power to make Kendall his girlfriend, but she is keeping him at arm’s length because she knows how busy she is,' an Insider told People magazine.

'He is super into her,' they added. 'She thinks he’s dorky and funny, but also cool and sexy. She thinks he has a certain attractive "swagger".

'She’s always working and traveling and knows a full-blown relationship isn’t necessarily the best idea, but things are heating up and she is for sure enjoying dating him.'

50 Cent Compares Wendy Williams To A Beast After She Attacks His Parenting

It's war between 50 Cent and Wendy Williams. The two let leash on one another on social media after chatshow host Wendy told the hip-hop star to 'get a life'. Her comments were sparked by his plans to throw a 'child support release party' on his son's 21st birthday.

In response 50 Cent, real name Curtis James Jackson III, took to Instagram, sharing a picture of Wendy on the beach in her bikini - and calling her 'ugly'.

Wendy Williams just told me to get my life together,' he wrote, adding the shorthand for 'shake my head'.

Man Wrongly Imprisoned For 23 Years For Double Murder, Finally Set Free

After being wrongly imprisoned for a double-murder for the past 23 years, Lamonte McIntyre walked out of Wyandotte County Courthouse a free man Friday to cheers from family, friends, and supporters.

 On Friday afternoon, just two days into what was expected to be a week-long hearing to consider McIntyre’s exoneration, the Wyandotte County Dustrict Attorney Mark Dupree Sr., shocked the courtroom, when he said the county would no longer contest the facts of McIntyre’s innocence.

The courtroom erupted in simultaneous shock and joy.  Lamonte McIntyre, wrongfully convicted in 1994 for a double-murder he never committed, wept at the defense table.

Man Attempts Suicide Over N27m Debt

There was pandemonium in Rumuagholu community, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State following a report that a middle-aged man, had allegedly attempted to commit suicide over N27m debt, a source disclosed.

The man, Mishack Okonye, who is the Managing Director of CMIK High Global Service, was said to have  incurred  the huge debt, which he had been battling to offset.

It was gathered that Okonye, had allegedly worked for a firm, Bua International Limited in Port Harcourt. It was further learnt that Bua still owed CMIK over N27 million and Okonye had sold most of his property in order to pay for the machineries and labours he hired for project.

My Marriage Was Dissolved Illegally –Emeka Ike

Even as Emeka Ike’s marriage to his ex wife, Suzanne, was dissolved by the court not too long ago, Emeka said it was a “Kangaroo judgment”, as he didn’t sign any document and neither he nor his lawyer was in court.

Emeka said he would only sign the necessary documents if his estranged wife would debunk the stories of domestic violence against her.

“The court dissolved my marriage illegally; I want people to get it right. For you to dissolve a marriage, the man and his lawyer must be present in court to sign some documents. Ask them, was either my lawyer or myself present in court on that day?

Rats’ Invasion: President Buhari Yet To Use Office 7 Weeks After

Almost two months after he returned to the country from his medical trip to London, United Kingdom, President Muhammadu Buhari has yet to return to his office inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

But the Presidency says the situation has not in any way hindered the President from performing his duties.

Buhari, who arrived the country on August 19 to a wild jubilation by Nigerians after spending over 100 days abroad, has been operating from an office located inside his official residence and another one located inside the Presidential Banquet Hall.

2 Nigerians Nabbed In Bangkok For Romance Scams

Two Nigerian nationals were arrested by The Immigration Bureau (IB) on Thursday, in Bangkok for allegedly running romance scams.

The suspects, Lawrence Osita Nwaenyi, 32, and Peter Stanley Chukwuebuka, 33, were arrested at a condominium in Prawet district.

According to IB acting commissioner Suthipong Wongpin, the duo allegedly used social media and chat programmes to trick unsuspecting women into wiring money to them.

Pol Lt Gen Suthipong Wongpin said the suspects had opened Facebook pages using false identities. They posed as rich Europeans and approached and befriended female Facebook users.

I Will Definitely Wed My Babymama- D'Prince

Unlike so many celebs who don’t eventually tie the knots with the women that had babies for them outside marriage, Mavin Record artiste, D’Prince, has said he would eventually get married to his baby mama.

I definitely have plans to get married to the mother of my child and as we speak, we are dating; we are in a relationship.

 I cannot say when I would get married because it is private information. The day I get married, no one would know. The reason why I am famous is because of my music and not my relationship life or family, so I want that to be my focus.

Late Stephen Keshi's Son & GF Welcome Baby Boy

Stephen Keshi's son, Stephen Jnr and his girlfriend, Aaliyah Landecho have welcomed their first child together. They welcomed a bouncing baby boy yesterday in far away America. They have since named him Onyeka Grayson Stephen Keshi. We say big congrats to the couple.

Ghanaian Government Bans Construction Of New Fuel Stations

In the wake of the Atomic Junction gas explosion, the construction of petrol/diesel and LPG filling points, is to cease immediately until further notice, the Ghanaian government has stated.

This directive formed part of nine safety measures outlined by the Presidency after a cabinet meeting.

A statement from the government noted that, President Nana Akufo-Addo has ordered the “immediate cessation, until further notice, of all construction of facilities intended for use as gas or petroleum retail stations.”

The directive follows the massive explosion at an LPG filling station at Atomic Junction that has so far claimed at least seven lives and injured over 100 persons.

Edgal Remains Acting CP Of Lagos, Force Headquarters Insists

The police high command, Abuja has affirmed that acting Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Imohimi Edgal remains as the state CP, saying it is not aware that he had been demoted to his former rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police.

This is following a letter from Police Service Commission (PSC) to the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, informing that Imohimi had been reverted to his former rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police.

The letter, signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Commission, Mr. H.F Istifanus on behalf of the Chairman, Sir Mike Okiro, has as heading ‘Withdrawal of Acting Appointment: AP. 25095 Imohimi D. Edgal and AP. 36665 Aji Ali Janga.

UNILAG Lecturer Stabs Postgraduate Student

A postgraduate student of the University of Lagos, Jimi Fatunbi, has been allegedly injured by two lecturers at the university campus.

Fatunbi told Saturday Punch on Friday how he was slapped and stabbed by the lecturers at about midnight on Wednesday.

He identified the lecturers as Dr.Babawale Taiwo and Dr. Israel Abiala, who lecture at the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics; and Arts and Social Sciences Education respectively.

It was gathered that the incident happened at the UNILAG’s Faculty of Education roundabout.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Edo State Government Reduces State Budget

The Edo State Government said it has reduced the state 2017 budget to N127.92 billion from N153. 9 billion earlier estimated.

The decision was taken by the state executive council on Friday in Benin and communicated through a statement by the state Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Paul Ohonbamu.

The statement said that after careful deliberation and examination, the 2017 budget estimate of about N153.19 billion was cut down to N127.92 billion, representing 16.49 per cent reduction.

The state government said that the reduction was necessitated by the creation of new ministries as well as the current economic realities in the country.

FRSC Refers 4000 Drivers For Mental Evaluation

The Federal Road Safety Corps has caught 4,000 drivers in Abuja within the last three months and referred them for psychological evaluation.

The new Federal Capital Territory Sector Commander of the commission, Ayuba Wobin, disclosed this during a visit to the FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, on Friday.

According to a statement by the commission, the Corps helmsman used the occasion to assure FCT residents of the preparedness of the Command to ensure safety on roads in the territory during the ember months.

Nigerian Troops Fighting Boko Haram Who Are Owed Two Months Allowances Cry Out

Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram insurgents in North-east Nigeria have complained that they have not received their allowances in the last two months.

Some of the soldiers who disclosed this to Premium Times in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital on Friday said the situation was causing them hunger and deflating their morale.

The soldiers whose identity cannot be revealed because they are not allowed to talk to journalists, said they are paid N30, 000 monthly as operation allowance and ration cash allowance (RCA).

“We are being forced to reach out to the media, not because we want to indict anybody, but to cry out and let the world, especially Nigerian government, know that we are dying of hunger here due to unpaid allowances”, said a ranked soldier who spoke to Premium Times reporter on phone.

Resident Doctors Give 10-Day Strike Notice At UCH

Barely one month after their nationwide strike, the resident doctors at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, on Friday, gave the hospital management  another 10-day strike notice to protest unpaid salaries.

Segun Olaopa, the President of the UCH branch of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), disclosed this development at a news briefing.

Mr. Olaopa said the association’s dialogue with the hospital management on many occasions had yet to yield any positive result.

I`ll Reorganise EFCC If I Become President- Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has declared that he would reorganise the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) if he becomes the country’s president.

He made the pledge when the detained Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Toyin Ojo and the state Accountant General, Mrs. Yemisi Owolabi, were released by the EFCC on Wednesday.

Fayose, who declared a half-work day, said the commission had turned to an agent of oppression, adding that he would never beg the anti-graft agency, which he called a ‘senseless’ organisation.

He promised to buy new cars for the two officials in appreciation of their loyalty to the state.“They said Sambo Dasuki stole $2 billion, but they have stolen $25 billion from the NNPC and the presidency is defending it,” he said.

President Zuma Begins Two-Day Visit To Imo State

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha yesterday disclosed that South African President, Jacob Zuma, will from today pay a two-day visit to the state.Briefing journalists at Government House, Owerri, the state capital, Okorocha said Zuma, among other official engagements, would sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Rochas Okorocha Foundation and Zuma Foundation.

Also, the visitor would be expected to assess the planned over 20,000 hectare, Egbema Industrial Park estimated to cost over N2 billion and the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport.

He said the pact would enable the duo work in partnership to move the interests of the humanitarian bodies together.“The South African President, Jacob Zuma will pay a two-day visit to Imo on Friday. We are working on a partnership at the Egbema Industrial Park, management of Imo International Cargo Airport and South African Airline.

“My interest is to see that the airport takes off to help lift our exports, jointly work on education and sign an MoU between the Rochas Okorocha Foundation and Zuma Foundation,” Okorocha said.

Farmer To Die By Hanging For Stealing N170, Phone

For allegedly stealing a Nokia mobile telephone valued at N5,000 and a cash sum of N170, a 38-year-old farmer, Mr. Francis Williams, has been sentenced to death by hanging by an Oleh, Delta State High Court, presided over by Justice A.O. Akpovi.

Akpovi sentenced Williams to death having found him guilty of the charge of armed robbery punishable under section (1(2)(a) of the robbery and firearms (Special Provision) Act Cap RII Volume 14 Laws of the Federation, 2004.

The court also found the farmer guilty on the charge of wounding with intent, which got him a life sentence and illegal possession of firearms with a sentence of 10 years imprisonment respectively.

Santa Rosa & Napa Wildfire Destruction In PHOTOS

Deadly wildfires in northern California have destroyed more than 3,500 buildings and forced 25,000 people to leave their homes.

Firefighters are still battling the fires which have at least 31 dead and left scars across 170,000 acres (265 square miles) of land. Satellite images show the extent of the around the city of Santa Rosa.

Pops Eyes! Who Is This New King Of Boys That Has Thrown Hushpuppi Off The Radar

Dude spent N30m on a party that lasted for just 2 hours! Huh! That's a new one!! Please read this gist titled SELF-PAID by Aloba of Maestromedia... sigh!

We complain that there is recession and truth be told the thing bites so terribly that to meet the basic needs nowadays can be through many ingenious ways and means, but while the majority are hard hit, some are balling or having the parties or fun of their lives spending money as if there's no tomorrow!!!!

And when we say spending, we are not talking about local currency alone, we mean spending "hard currencies"-Dollars, Euros and Pounds and spending it like it's just mere paper and nothing else.

Petrol Bombs, Double-Barrel Gun Recovered From Kanu's Residence- Police Commissioner

The Commissioner of Police in Abia State, Anthony Ogbizi, has said that lethal weapons, including petrol bombs and one double-barrel gun, were recovered during last Sunday’s raid of the residence of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

Mr. Ogbizi said this on Thursday during an interaction with newsmen in Umuahia, adding that the items were recovered during a joint operation by security personnel in the state.

He said that the petrol bombs were found in buckets and incriminating documents and letters, concerning IPOB’s activities and plans, were also recovered during the raid.

Pregnant Ladies Fight Soon As They Knew They Were Both Impregnanted By SAME Man

Two pregnant love rivals were filmed fighting over their cheating boyfriend - after discovering he was the father of both of their unborn children, it has been reported.

The two unnamed women came to blows while arguing in the street and exchanging heated words.

The man, dressed in a motorbike helmet, tried to separate them. According to local reports, the man has fathered both of their unborn children.

Local media reported that the man was hugging his girlfriend in the street when his secret lover stormed up to them.

Tv Viewers Shocked As Woman Reveals She Sleeps With Her 39-Year-Old Teddy Bear

This Morning viewers have mocked a woman who sleeps with her 39-year-old teddy bear. Hannah Ebelthit, 41, shares her bed with her despairing husband and the bizarre looking Paddington Bear.

However, the most shocking part of the story was the 'disturbing' appearance of the bear that looked like a 'dirty sponge'.

Hannah, who is obsessed with her cuddly toy, revealed that her husband Wesley believes it is a "health hazard" and is worried about sleeping with it every night.

The original Paddington Bear, which she's had since the 1970s, is so old that after years of wear and tear the toy now simply resembles a piece of foam.

Focus On Northern Nigeria: Presidency Clarifies Buhari’s Statement To World Bank

The presidency has clarified the statement by the World Bank President, Jim Kim, that President Muhammadu Buhari asked the bank to focus its development efforts on “northern regions of Nigeria.”

“In my very first meeting with President Buhari he said specifically that he would like us to shift our focus to the northern regions of Nigeria and we’ve done that,” said Mr. Kim, who has led the World Bank since 2012.

Now presidency has reacted to that with this statement...