Saturday, November 4, 2017

Photo: Senator Dino Melaye Exposes His Attackers

The senator posted the photo on his IG saying they are two out of many boys sent to attack him in Kogi. He said the police just nabbed them, hence the post.

British Lady 'Faces Death Penalty' After Taking Painkillers Into Egypt For Partner's Sore Back

A British tourist is facing the death penalty or 25 years in prison after taking painkillers to Egypt for her partner's sore back.

Laura Plummer, 33, from Hull, was arrested when she was found to be carrying Tramadol and Naproxen in her suitcase.

According to reports, she signed a 38-page statement in Arabic which she thought would result in her being able to leave the airport.

Instead she has been held in a 15ft by 15ft cell with 25 other women for nearly a month.

Photos: Kidnappers Nabbed At UNIABUJA, Students Set Car Set Ablaze

Following recent cases of abduction, theft and molestation in the University of Abuja, some students on Friday attacked men suspected of entering the school premises to kidnap girls, and set their car ablaze.

The incident was confirmed by the student union president, Abeeb Obasanjo. Mr. Obasanjo however said the situation was under control.

“We have security issues right here and we are doing our best with the school security to curtail it,” he said.

...These Tweets Featuring Dino Melaye & A Governor

Tonto Dikeh, Her Nickiminaj Inspired Unit & Outfit

We think Mama King  just killed it for Toke's 33rd birthday yesterday.

I Haven’t Declared For Presidency, Atiku Says

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has denied reports that he has formally declared his intention to run for president in 2019.

Atiku said this in a statement by his media office on Friday.

He distanced himself from a video which was circulated on social media in which he was purported to have said he would be contesting.

The former vice-president said the video was a “bad job of bad people with bad intentions.”

Even If I Enter Forbes List My Skin Won't Change, Mr Eazi Assures

Mr Eazi has replied a fan who mocked him by saying despite dating a Billionaire's daughter, his looks haven't changed. Eazi who felt 'offended' by the tweet was quick to reply the fan saying, even if he enters Forbes list nothing will change. Lol. see his response.

Photos From Toke Makinwa's 33rd Birthday Party

Last night, the OAP threw a lavish party to celebrate her 33rd birthday and a lot of her colleagues, celeb friends including families all turned up for the party. See more photos below...

Evans Loses Bid To Quash Charges, Trial Begins

Yesterday we told you he wanted his charges quashed. Now here's the outcome of yesterday's hearing... 

The trial of alleged kidnapping kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, and five others, opened on Friday before the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja, with the prosecution calling its first witness.

The witness, Mr. Anselem Dunu, is the elder brother of the Chief Executive Officer of Maydon Pharmaceutical Limited, Donatus Dunu, who was kidnapped sometime in February this year.

Anselem , who mounted the witness box at about 3.45pm on Friday, narrated to the court how his younger brother was kidnapped and was not released until the family had parted with N100m.

Taribo Gets NFF Appointment...

Former Nigeria international Taribo West has been appointed as the Vice Chairman of the Technical Study Group of the Nigeria Football Federation.

The NFF had on Monday dissolved its committees but on Friday, the federation in a statement released only the names of the new chairmen and vice chairmen of the committees.

Former AC Milan and Inter Milan defender Taribo was named as vice to Abba Yola in the TSG.

In the Finance Committee, Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande and Ibrahim Gusau were named as chairman and vice chairman respectively while the Internal Audit Committee has Sunday Dele-Ajayi and Mohammed Alkali and Organising Committee has Seyi Akinwunmi  as chairman and Shehu Dikko as vice chairman.

Femi Adebayo's 2nd Marriage Might Be In Crisis

Nollywood actor, Femi Adebayo’s marriage with his his second wife, Omotayo Maimunat who he got married to on October 9, 2016 might be in trouble. The actor and his wife have deleted each other's photos on their instagram pages including their wedding photos! They have also unfollowed each other on instagram. Whatever that means, our prayers are with them. They have only been married for just one year.

Kate Wright & Rio Ferdinand Moving In Together As Lease Expires On Her Essex Flat

Kate Wright and Rio Ferdinand have had a summer of love, holidaying in Portugal and Dubai together.

And now that they're back in Blighty, they're gearing up to make a big commitment to each other.

With Kate's lease coming to an end on her Essex flat, Rio's rep confirmed to Mirror Online that she's planning to leave Brentwood and move in permanently with the former footballer.

It comes after a source told The Sun, "She’s all but moved in already – Kate and Rio are inseparable."

Kim Kardashian Hints She Has Nothing Nice To Say About Blac Chyna

 Kim Kardashian massively dodged a question about her family's fall-out with Blac Chyna .

She was being interviewed by Keeping Up With The Kardashians superfan Jennifer Lawrence when she was asked to address what's going on with her brother Rob's ex-fiancee.

But Kim refused to answer, saying that she wouldn't like their child - her niece Dream Kardashian - to watch it back one day.

And by that token, it's likely that she wouldn't have anything nice to say about her.

Undergraduate Delivers Triplets In Calabar

An undergraduate in the Abia State College of Health, Science and Management Technology, Aba, Felicia Ifeanyi, on Friday, gave birth to a set of triplets at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital.

Felicia, a resident of Uhet in Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State, said she did not expect to give birth to triplets, adding that they were gift from God.

Her excited husband, Okechuku, told Southern City News on Friday that God gave them the babies without them asking for them.

Beyonce Looks Incredible As She Pays Homage To Lil' Kim

Beyonce paid homage to Lil' Kim in the best way possible over Halloween. The Drunk In Love superstar, 36, pulled out all the stops to slay in five iconic looks worn by the Queen of Rap.

On Friday, four days after Halloween, Beyonce finally shared all the show-stopping looks on her social media channels.

Famous Hairstyles That Haven't Changed For Decades

Hair today, gone tomorrow? Maybe not, in the cases of these celebs.

These famous names have also been taking the same picture to the hairdresser for decades.

How Drunk Policemen Almost Killed Me — Alaafin’s son, Tillaman

Being royalty should confer on somebody some level of respect, particularly when you are a son of Alafin of Oyo and a popular singer for that matter.

 But some men of the Nigerian Police Force don’t fancy that and it was a fact that dawned on Tillaman, Alafin of Oyo’s son as he was brutally assaulted by the men in the black uniform .

In an exclusive chat with Showtime, Prince Tillaman shared his bitter experience with aggressive police men whom he suspected to have been drunk, on Monday night when he was flagged down at a checkpoint along Abraham Adesanya, Lagos-Epe Express-way.

My Chipped Tooth Embarrassed Me For A Long While – Singer Niniola

Rave-of-the-moment artiste, Niniola, has not in any way allowed her chipped tooth to deter her from smiling. She is always putting up a huge smile most times.

However, during a chat with Saturday Beats, she mentioned that it took her a long while to get comfortable with her dentition.

The soulful singer said that she chipped the tooth while playing with her younger brother when she was in JSS2 and when it happened she was so embarrassed she wanted to ‘kill’ herself.

“I chipped my tooth when I was in JSS2. I remember it was in the house and my elder brother was playing with my cousin and he was pouring water on her.

How Evans Tortured My Brother To Pay N100m , Witness Tells Court

A prosecution witness yesterday informed an Ikeja High Court how suspected kidnap Kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, was paid 223,000 Euros to secure the release of his victim, Donatus Duru.

In his evidence, the witness, Anselem Dunu, the elder brother of Donatus Duru, who was kidnapped on February 14, 2017, said his brother spent four months in custody of his kidnappers. He told Justice Hakeem Oshodi that Evans did not release his brother even after collecting the ransom.

 Duru added that during this period, the kidnappers through phone calls threatened him and demanded 100 million Euros. According to him, “On the 14th of February I received a phone call from my younger brother Innocent Duru informing me about my brother’s kidnap.

I Am Not The Ooni’s Next Olori — Ara

Since her deserved appointment as Cultural Ambassador of Ile-Ife Kingdom, and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi’s recent divorce from his wife, Olori Wuraola, tongues have been wagging that sensational female talking drummer and performing artiste, Aralola Olumuyiwa, better known as ‘Ara’, may become the Ooni’s next Olori, but she has denied being romantically involved with the monarch.

To set the records straight, the delectable talking drummer who recently found love again after seven years of waiting told Showtime in an exclusive chat that her new secret lover is not the Ooni of Ife which is why it is impossible for her to become his next Olori.

“The truth is in Ife I’m called Olori; people assume I’m his woman. I have been called by the widows and certain people to please come and be the Olori. They believe I am perfect for him; I understand the culture, I understand him, we’re very close but the truth is, it’s not him, so I don’t blame people who assume it’s him, honestly I don’t” she said.

How Dismissed Soldiers Robbed Kidnappers Of CBN Gov’s wife, Steal Ransom

A 29-year-old native of Gombe State, Musa Maidabara, had spent just six years in the Nigerian Army. But he saw his chance of becoming rich one afternoon.

That day, in company with two friends, a fellow soldier, Edwin George and Ernest Anthony, they stole two large sacks filled with cash from an acquaintance.

Unknown to them, the bags contained the ransom paid for the release of Margaret, the wife of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, who was kidnapped in September 2016.

At the time, the police announced few hours after the release of the woman from captivity that two soldiers had been arrested by the Inspector-General of Police Response Team in connection with the case.

Autopsy Will Show The Truth - Family Of Man Found Dead In Car With Alleged Lover

One week after a 39-year-old man, Lukman Olowu, and a woman, Promise Nne, were found dead half-naked in a car on a Lagos street, their families say they were awaiting results of the autopsies that would clear up speculations about their relationship and death.

Reports claimed that Lukman and Nne were lovers but while the man’s family insisted that he could not possibly be the woman’s lover, Nne’s husband, Clement, said he knew that she was having an affair.

Saturday Punch spoke with Lukman’s brother, Idris, who explained that the family was leaving the matter in the hands of the police, while awaiting the result of the autopsy.

My Husband Criticises Me When I Don’t Kiss Well In Movies – Bukky Arugba

Ever since her stellar performance in the movie, ‘Arugba,’ directed by legendary film maker, Tunde Kilani, ten years ago, actress Bukky Awoyemi, popularly known as Bukky Arugba, remained Nigerians’ sweetheart on the silver screen until 2014 when she encountered her first scandal as an actress.

It was reported that Bukky snatched her actor husband, Damola Olatunji, from another woman. But in an exclusive chat with Saturday Beats, the mother of twins said that it was the most challenging time of her life.

“People do not know the true story of an event but they just conclude and pass judgment. It was not easy for me back then because it was my most challenging moment in life. I am a very quiet person and it was a very gloomy period of my life but I thank God it is over.

Singer/Actor Ikechukwu... Shows Off His Hot Bod

Yay or Nay?

Ambode Appoints 5 New Permanent Secretaries

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the appointment of five new Permanent Secretaries in the State Public Service.

In a statement issued on Friday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, the Governor said the appointments were in line with his administration’s drive to continue to reposition the civil service for efficient performance and service delivery.

The names of the newly appointed Permanent Secretaries are Mrs. Clara Olutoyin Ibirogba; Mr. Timothy Olukayode Ogunnubi; Dr. (Mrs) Iyabo Suwebat Are; Dr. Taiwo Olufemi Salaam and Mrs. Kofoworola Omotayo Awobamise.

I'm Not Retiring, Says Dj Jimmy Jatt

Veteran DJ, Jimmy Jatt has been a master at the wheels of steel for a long time. He even told Saturday Beats he became a disc jockey when he was just 16 years old. But more than three decades after, Jatt said he is not retiring, not even anytime soon.

“Age is not telling on me and it has to do with the grace of God. Anytime I plan to slow down, something big happens. I have never considered retiring because as an entertainer, you never stop. I mean, look at the likes of King Sunny Ade who is old enough to be my father, if he is still active on stage, then who am I to think about retirement?” said the disc jockey.

The entertainer is also known to have a strong passion where his family and kids are. And in these days when most parents are quite apprehensive about their young children’s use of social media and even monitor them, Jimmy Jatt told Saturday Beats that he trusts his children so much to monitor them.

Toke Makinwa Launches Bag Collection On Her Birthday

Media Personality, Toke Makinwa has launched her own collection of TM branded totes on her 33rd birthday.

She shared the news on her Instagram page. Balling hard...

Lagos Directs LCC To Halt Toll-Gate Tariff Hike

The attention of Lagos State Government has been drawn to the announcement of a proposed tariff hike on Lekki-Epe Expressway and Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge by the Lekki Concession Company (LCC).

The Lagos State government hereby informs the general public that the said tariff hike has now been put on hold as the necessary consultations with stakeholders are yet to be concluded.

While government recognises the need for periodic review of tariffs and any other levies appertaining to road infrastructure maintenance in the state, the public and critical stakeholders as the ultimate beneficiaries of such facilities must always be carried along at all times.

Therefore, the proposed tarrif hike cannot be effected at this period in the interest of the public, while further consultations continue.

Jonathan’s Nephew Shoots Two During Masquerade

A nephew of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Oguanisi Akpusu, has been arrested in Bayelsa State over the alleged shooting of two persons during a masquerade in Emeyal 1 community in Ogbia Local Government Area.

He has since been released as the police said the shooting was “accidental. The Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State, Mr. Asuquo Amba, made this disclosure while parading suspects before journalists in Yenagoa.

The CP made no comment about how Akpusu came to be in possession of a gun. Amba said the victims of the accident sustained gunshot injuries in their legs and thighs.

Friday, November 3, 2017

US Citizen Arrested In Zimbabwe, Accused Of Insulting Mugabe

 Zimbabwe police have charged a United States citizen with subversion for allegedly insulting President Robert Mugabe on Twitter as a "sick man," lawyers said Friday. The offense carries up to 20 years in prison.

It was the first arrest made since Mugabe last month appointed a minister for cybersecurity, the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights said, a move criticized by activists as aimed at clamping down on social media users. Zimbabwe was shaken last year by the biggest anti-government protests in a decade.

Police picked up 25-year-old Martha O'Donovan on Friday morning in the capital, Harare, U.S. Embassy spokesman David McGuire told The Associated Press.

Send Me To Jail, 43-Year-Old Man Begs Court

An Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court sitting in Isabo turned to a theatre on Friday when 43-year-old Saburi Yusuf, accused of damaging a car and a windscreen, told the court that he was ready to go to jail.

Yusuf, standing trial before Magistrate Idowu Olayinka on one count of malicious damage pleaded guilty to the offence.

When Magistrate Olayinka asked the defendant if he would be able to pay for damages rather than go to prison, he said he preferred going to jail.

Buhari Orders Ekwueme Be Flown Abroad For Immediate Medical Treatment

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed former Vice President Alex Ekwueme be immediately flown abroad for urgent medical treatment, the presidency said Friday.

Mr. Buhari authorised the trip after being briefed on Mr. Ekwueme’s condition.The former vice president, who turned 85 in October, reportedly collapsed in his Enugu residence on Sunday.

On Monday, his family said in a statement that the former leader’s health was stable.

Mr. Buhari’s directive covers “the immediate charter of an Air Ambulance for the emergency movement and the cost of treatment”, a statement signed by spokesperson Garba Shehu said.

Five Police Officers Detained For Allegedly Aiding Escape Of Four Kidnap Suspects

The Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi State, Titus Lamorde, said on Friday that four kidnap suspects escaped from the command’s custody in Abakaliki.

He named the suspects as Ogonna Alioke, Friday Nwangbo, Emeka Nwangbo and Ekene Omenyi.

Mr. Larmode said that they were detained for allegedly kidnapping and killing Catherine Okorie at her home in Egba-Amanye community, Ivo Local Government Area of the state.

According to him, the suspects had demanded a N10 million ransom from her family.

Single Mum Who Shares Flat With 7 Children Hits Back At Strangers Who Think She's A Benefits Scrounger

A single mum who lives in a cramped three-bedroom flat with her seven children says she has had to defend herself from strangers who think she's a benefits scrounger.

The 35-year-old mum, Corinne, says she is "put into a box" due to the size of her family, even though she runs a Caribbean takeaway and works 10 hours a day, six days a week to take care of her children.

But Corinne revealed how she is massively in debt as her business struggles and she spends roughly £800 on food and up to £400 on clothing every month.

And the family have practically no personal space or privacy in their three-bedroom maisonette, where six of the children share two bedrooms.

Tinubu Confirms His Son Died Of CARDIAC ARREST, Thanks Nigerians For Their Support So Far

APC Chieftain, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu via his official twitter page has confirmed he lost his eldest son, Jide Tinubu who was 37. Tinubu said Jide died of Cardiac arrest and thanked Nigerians for standing by his family at this time. His tweets...

ABOUT JIDE: (Kazeem Olajide Babajide Tinubu, Born October 12th 1980)

Deep appreciation to all who have demonstrated their sympathy and expressed their condolences over the loss of our eldest son, Jide.

I want to especially thank President Muhammadu Buhari, VP Yemi Osinbajo, the state Governors, distinguished Senators...

World's Worst Tenants? Squalid Flat Filled With Mountains Of Empty Red Bull Cans & Cigarette Butts

This flat was left a squalid mess with mountains of cigarette butts and empty Red Bull cans after it apparently was overrun by squatters.

Stomach-churning photos show thousands of used fags on a table and work top, where dirty plates have been left in the kitchen sink.

There are so many energy drink canisters that the floor isn't visible. Takeaway boxes and more cans and bottles stick out of one of the piles of cigarette butts.

The person who took the photos wandered in after seeing an open door, but left quickly because of the horrific stench.

Kwara Worker Commits Suicide Over Unpaid Salaries

A civil servant in Kwara State has committed suicide over unpaid salaries. The deceased, Mr. Biodun Bashir is said to be a staff of the Universal Basic Education (UBE) in Kwara State at Oyun Local Government.

According to Abdulrazaq O Hamzat, Kwara Must Change, the group regretted “to bring to public attention, the death of Mr Biodun Bashir, a staff of Universal Basic Education (UBE) in Kwara State at Oyun Local Government, who recently hung himself to death over failure of  the Kwara State Government to pay workers salaries and their continued denial of owing workers.”

“The staff, Mr Biodun Bashir a.k.a. ‘Legal’, who is a driver working under UBE committed suicide by hanging on Saturday, 28th October 2017.

Indian Police Arrest Man Over Rape Of Baby Girl

A man accused of raping a toddler in front of his own children has been arrested in India, police said Friday, the latest in a series of sex attacks against minors in the country.

The 18-month-old girl had gone to play with her neighbours' two children aged two and four on Wednesday when she was allegedly raped by their father in their one-room home, police said.

The girl, who is recovering at a New Delhi hospital, was found dumped outside her house bleeding and in pain by her mother after the alleged assault.

The suspect was arrested on Thursday, said Harinder Singh, an officer in the Aman Vihar neighbourhood where the assault apparently took place.

Evans Files Application To Be Released On Bail, Wants Accelerated Hearing Of Case

Alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, has filed an application seeking to be released on bail and for his case to be given an accelerated hearing.

But the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions, Ms. Titilayo Shitta-Bay, described the bail application, seeking accelerated hearing filed alongside an application seeking to quash the charges as conflicting, confusing and an abuse of court processes. Shitta-Bay said it is a ploy to frustrate the trial. Details later.

Omega Fire Ministries' Pastor In Zambia Given 48 Hours To Leave The Country

A Nigerian Resident Pastor of the Omega Fire Ministries International in Lusaka, Pastor Augustine Oso Ebosele has been given 48 hours to leave the country after his 4 year permit came to an end amid allegations of ‘divisive’ conduct.

Ebosele whose church is headquartered in Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria had been given an extension of 4 months to wind up his affairs by immigration authorities after his permit expired. 

The government through the Ministry of Home Affairs in consultation with the Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs have refused to extend the permit after the 4 month extension lapsed.

This is according to a statement issued today by Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services who is also Chief government spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga.

Photo: Senator Dino Melaye's Ferrari Convertible Spotted At Transcorp Hotel

You already know the Senator loves the good life.

Police Arrests Publishers Printing Leaflets For IPOB In Respect Of Nov 18 Election Boycott In Anambra

The Anambra State Police Command on Thursday arrested two publishers  in Onitsha who were printing leaflets  for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra in respect of November 18 election boycott in Anambra State.

The Commissioner of Police in the state,  Mr. Garba Umar,  disclosed this at a press conference in his office at Amawbia, Anambra State.

Umar said his command would not tolerate  any IPOB activity in the state under any guise.

He said, “After a discreet procedure in collating intelligence on miscreants and members of the proscribed IPOB, the Onitsha area command raided a printing press where thousands of posters and handbills were being printed.”

Daddy Freeze's Instagram Account Hacked Again

Daddy Freeze's instagram account has been hacked again for the second time. The OAP announced the unfortunate incident on his twitter page, saying his IG has been hacked again. But who is hacking Freeze's account? Lol, it could just be one of these boys that feels the OAP needs to chill. Honestly, it might have nothing to do with any pastor like some people are saying.

Ex- P3rn Model Who Smuggled £12m Of Cocaine On Luxury Cruise Ship Jailed

An ex-porn model who smuggled up to £12 million worth of cocaine into Australia aboard a luxury cruise ship has been jailed.

Isabelle Lagace, 29, tearfully dabbed her eyes with a tissue as she was locked up for four and a half years at a court in New South Wales on Friday.

The Canadian former porn actress took the class A drug on board the £11,000-per-head Sea Princess cruise ship, that set off from Britain.

She documented her journey with dozens of social media posts taken at stunning locations including the US, South America and Pacific.