After a group of armed attackers entered the Ngcobo police station on Wednesday and opened fire, three officers were killed at the station. The men stole weapons and by the end of it all, they had killed six officials. A manhunt quickly got underway for the attackers.
A shootout broke out on Friday evening as police stormed a church in the area. Multiple suspects were hiding in the church as seven were eventually shot dead. According to the Hawks, over 10 suspects were also arrested while others managed to escape.
One police officer was wounded in the shootout and is now recovering in hospital.
Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi revealed that the church was raided after information emerged on Friday that a possible gang was behind the attack.
Apostle Johnson Suleman's wife Lizzy Suleman will tomorrow 25th of February be hosted to a lavish birthday party by her husband.
According to gists, no stone will be left unturned to celebrate the First Lady of Omega Fire Ministries worldwide (OFM). Her actual birthday is 28th of February, but it was set back to 25th which is tomorrow- a sunday for convenience.
Last year, it was said that her husband gave the mother of 6 a mulit-millionaire school as her birthday gift. Many now wonder what she will get tomorrow... Happy birthday to her in advance.
An alleged drug dealer who has refused to have a poo for 37 days is at “risk of death”, his lawyer has warned.
Lamarr Chambers, 24, is accused of gulping down a batch of narcotics as police chased him through Harlow, Essex, on 17 January.
The suspect has been closely watched by two officers in custody since his arrest that day, but he is yet to evacuate his bowels, magistrates were told.
Chambers - who has been eating and drinking in his prison cell - is said to have rejected the offer of laxatives and an X-ray and has broken the previous poo-strike record, which is believed to have been 33 days.
For star actress, Foluke Daramola- Salako, who recently turned 40, one of the hardest things she has had to do is keep her sanity intact. In a chat with Saturday Beats, the actress noted that it was a difficult task remaining sane in a country like Nigeria and she gave her reasons.
“The turbulent thing I have faced especially in a place like Nigeria is that we are practically under pressure as celebrities. People keep demanding things from us and they don’t care how we meet their demands. They put a lot of pressure on me. Being psychologically and emotionally stable in Nigeria for over 40 years has not been an easy task. People see the glamour on the television screen and believe that is how we live in reality. Being psychologically stable despite all odds like living up to expectation, the pressure of living the way you want to and also even differentiating reality from showbiz has not been easy. Those are my turbulent times. A good thing about being a celebrity, however, is that when you are known, you are celebrated and it opens doors for you. Being known gives you a voice when others are struggling to get a voice.”
The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria ( TUC ) on Saturday advised state governors who could not address workers’ problems to resign.
The TUC President, Mr Bobboi Kaigama, said in Lagos that workers could no longer vouch for state governments that non-payment of salaries was as a result of lack of funds.
He said that the non-payment could be due to corruption.
Kaigama made the TUC’s views known while addressing journalists after the union’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting. He said that it was only the Lagos State Government that had been regularly paying workers’ salaries and allowances.
Troops in Borno killed five Boko Haram insurgents and captured a top commander of the group in the ongoing operation in Sambisa Forest and the Lake Chad basin.
Col. Onyeama Nwachukwu, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations of Operation Lafiya Dole, in a statement in Maiduguri, said troops also rescued three civilians, recovered vehicles and high calibre ammunition in various operations in the past two days.
Nwachukwu said on Thursday, the troops engaged and neutralised a number of fleeing insurgents while attempting to escape the military blocking position in one of the cleared enclaves ‘Sabil-Huda’, deep in Sambisa Forest.
A Lagos-based businessman, one Obiwanne has been accused of complicity in the controversial death of his wife, Chidinma. Chidinma’s family urged the relevant authorities to step into the matter by investigating the death of their daughter.
The deceased until her controversial death on November 9, 2017, lived with her husband at Satellite Town, Lagos.
Chidinma, 34, who hailed from Aboji village in Oba, Idemili Local Government Area of Anambra State, according to a petition forwarded by her family to the police and Lagos State Advocacy Centre, Alausa, Ikeja, died in a controversial circumstance late last year.
Kylie Jenner is good for business if you're in the Facebook business! Sorry, Snapchat!!
It was reported snapchat's value plummeted a whopping $1.3 billion the day after Kylie tweeted 18 simple words to bash the app. And, as of Friday's market close, it kept going south.
Nollywood actor,Jim Iyke has admitted e was bad at music! Jim who spoke with Saturday Beats admitted this and said he knew, and he quickly adjusted by quitting. Here's what he told them;
“My music career is non-existent. My mentor in business once told me that the biggest investment you can ever have is yourself; don’t ever go into a venture that you don’t understand. I was interested in music and like everything else that I have foresight for, I saw where the career was going. I knew I did not know how to sing but I wanted to invest in the business, so I decided to try my luck. I did it so that no one would ever tell me that I did not try or I do not know anything about music. It is just like fashion, I know everything about that sector; there is nothing I do not know about real estate as well. Since I was about 12 years old, I have known about real estate because my father is a construction engineer. To get money to buy a bicycle, I have carried blocks and supervised construction of a building.
A professor, a retired Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and seven other persons have been arrested by the police for allegedly creating an illegal security outfit.
They are one of the several illegal security outfits which, according to the Force Headquarters Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, have been recruiting unsuspecting youths.
Moshood, in a statement entitled ‘Dismantling of Illegal and Unlawful Security Outfits Throughout the Country’ yesterday in Abuja, said Professor Brimmy Olagbere claimed to be running United African States (UAS) in Nigeria, with an affiliate security outfit known as Land Marine Police Force.
Police in Rivers State yesterday paraded a pastor, Chidiebere Okoroafor, for allegedly killing his mistress, two church members as well as an unborn baby in cold blood, in Oyigbo area of the state.
The incident reportedly took place on December 9, 2017 but was discovered four days after the deceased persons were declared missing.
The victims are: Ada Concila Ezeawa (25) Mrs. Uloma Onweagba and her nine- months -old baby Christabel Joseph-Onweagba.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Finance and Administration, Cyril Okoro who disclosed this to newsmen yesterday during a briefing in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, said trouble began when the pastor’s alleged mistress, Concila Ezeawa, informed the pastor of her pregnancy following her alleged amorous relationship with the man of God, which did not go down well with him.
The crisis rocking the Kaduna All Progressives Congress took a new dimension on Friday. Governor Nasir el-Rufai sued the senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial zone, Shehu Sani, before the state high court
The governor is seeking N500m damages from the senator for each of the four alleged offences, one of which is defamation of character. The total damages being sought amounts to N2bn.
El-Rufai was at the state high court to file the suit on Friday.
The governor said he sought compensation for the injury allegedly suffered as a result of “the malicious statements” made by Senator Sani through the mass media to humiliate him and defame his integrity by calling him a drunk, loose cannon and an embarrassment to President Muhammadu Buhari.
A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja has sentenced a policewoman, Mrs. Ngozi Onwuka, to three months’ imprisonment for visa fraud.
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, in a statement by its spokesperson, Mrs. Rasheedat Okoduwa, said Onwuka was, however, given an option of N10,000 fine.
She was charged before Justice Mojisola Dada by the ICPC on one count of making false statements to a constituted authority.
The court was told by the ICPC that the offence committed by the police officer violated Section 25(1) (a) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, and was punishable under the same section.
Governor Ajimobi of Oyo State has visited Denmark in a bid to find a lasting solution to herdsmen farmers clash among others. Ajimobi announced this on his twitter and facebook pages saying;
''This visit to Denmark 🇩🇰 is to consider possible options to resolve the problem of Herdsmen-farmers clash amongst other things. The ranching method used by many countries like Denmark is a viable option. With this visit, we have seen ranching at its best and would be bringing farmers from Denmark to Oyo State for ‘Knowledge Transfer’ that will enhance our local beef output in the local and international market.''
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ( NDLEA ) Edo Command on Friday destroyed illicit drugs valued at more than N10 billion in Benin.
Retired Col. Mohammad Abdallah, the Chairman of NDLEA who supervised the exercise, said that the quantum of drugs being destroyed clearly called for state of emergency over drug situation in the country.
Abdallah said approximately 137,000 kiligrammes of illicit drugs were destroyed, noting that
the figure was double the total figure recently destroyed in FCT, Oyo and Kano states.
The chairman said 20 tonnes of drugs were destroyed in FCT, 14 tonnes in Oyo and 50 tonnes
in Kano, while a whopping 136 tonnes destroyed in Edo.
A Nigerian lady has taken to social media to narrate how an electrician she brought into her house to fix a thing almost raped her children's nanny. She said she didn't have cash at hand and had to rush to the ATM in other to be able to pay him, but before she returned the unthinkable almost happened. Here's what she said;
Hummmm. I use to hear rape rape rape not until today,an electrically guy I brought into my house to come help me check my AC,grabbed my children’s nanny to the floor,tore her dress into pieces and almost raped her
My kids were in there room while I drove out to use the ATM since he said he does not do mobile banking.
I came back ,knocked,nobody answered,so I went to my son’s room window and called him and he opened the door ,let me enter the kitchen,see drama.
A woman has revealed how she now has the confidence to grow a "hipster beard" after a decade of shaving her face.
Nova Galaxia, who has polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), has been bullied for years, but has now found love with a stunning model, a woman tho.
Ash Byrd, 25, instantly accepted a date with Nova, 26, who made an approach after seeing the model in a fashion show.
Nova says: “I love her beard. It’s a part of us as a couple now. Yes people do stop and stare at us, watch us walk down the street and ask Nova random questions to determine her gender, but she's never been happier and that makes me proud.
Armed men suspected to be cult members have hacked to death an official of the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC). It was learnt that the victim, Mr. Moshood Bolaji, was returning from work about 9:30p.m. on Wednesday when he decided to watch the football match between Manchester United and Sevilla at Umunede Bar, Mallam Isah Close, Aguda, Surulere.
The deceased, said to be a fan of Manchester United, was in the bar when a fight broke out between cultists and a man. The late Bolaji was said to have stood up from where he was sitting to persuade both parties, when one of the cultists slapped him for daring to intervene in what was not his business. A police source said before the deceased knew what was happening, the cult members had pounced on him and stabbed him in the neck. He was rushed to the hospital but died on the way.
Officers at the Divisional Police Post at Ozubulu, Anambra State woke up yesterday to see charms and other fetish items in front of their gate. Though no one knows who placed it there, it is belived the evil ac was carried out by villagers!
Recall that only mothns ago there was an invasion and killing of 18 worshippers at St. Philip Catholic Church in the community.
Adunni Ade's mom is a year older today and the actress decided to show the world her mom! She posted the above photos praising and praying for her thus;
'I wish I could speak freely and express it all but I can’t!
A very courageous, Strong-Minded Woman! Very Loving, and Caring but definitely a No-Nonsense Woman (😂😂) -I Wonder where I get that from 🤔🤔
Happy Birthday Emily Faye!
Happy Birthday Mom.
I love you Now and always!
God, keep her much longer to reap the fruit of her Womb well.'
The parents of first lady Melania Trump have become legal permanent residents of the United States and are close to obtaining their citizenship, according to people familiar with their status,and their lawyer.
Immigration experts said Viktor and Amalija Knavs very likely relied on a family reunification process that President Trump has derided as “chain migration” and proposed ending in such cases.
The Knavses, formerly of Slovenia, are living in the country on green cards, according to Michael Wildes, a New York-based immigration lawyer who represents the first lady and her family.
Motivational speaker Mr. Fela Durotoye yesterday joined the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) in Lagos.
Noting that he has taken a decisive step as a critical change agent and mobiliser, he said his foray into politics would not threaten his avowed commitment to time-tested values and principles, which are required for great leadership and good governance.
Accompanied by his wife, Tara, the technocrat-turned politician was received at the party’s temporary secretariat in Surulere, Lagos by members of the state chapter, including Mr. Jide Okoya, Mr. Olu Olumide, scores of party officials, youths and women.
Durotoye urged Nigerians to embrace the party, saying the platform will guarantee internal democratic process, unlike older parties, which are predisposed to “selectocracy.”
President Mohammadu Buhari on Thursday asked governors on the platform of the All Progressive Congress, (APC) to give him more time to decide whether or not he was going to contest the 2019 presidential election.
The President told the governors led by Imo State governors, Rochas Okorocha at a meeting held at the First Lady Conference Room in the villa, Abuja.
Buhari, according to Okorocha, in an interview with Statehouse correspondent said the president asked to be giving more time to decide.
An ‘insanely jealous’ boyfriend beat up his partner because he feared her ex had a bigger penis than him. Nathan Galvin, 29, attacked his girlfriend in her home in Kent for around 20 minutes after confronting her about the size of her former lover’s manhood last October.
The assault, which took place with his girlfriend’s two children in the house, ended when a neighbour came to help after hearing her pleas. Galvin, from Ramsgate, Kent, admitted two assaults and was jailed for three years at Canterbury Crown Court. Judge Rupert Lowe gave him a further four months in jail for contempt after he made a gun gesture towards his victim after he’d been sentenced.
He had become obsessed with penis size after going to a school reunion with his girlfriend and bumping into her ex. Galvin also demanded to know whether her former partner was better in bed before launching his attack, which involved him punching and throttling his victim. She pleaded for him to stop telling him she ‘can’t breathe’ but he continued his assault and told her he would ‘kick her across the kitchen’ if she passed out.
A loyal dog has been found dead next to his owner’s grave – having slept there every night for 11 years. Miguel Guzman’s family initially thought the German shepherd named Capitan had run away a few months after Mr Guzman’s death in 2006.
But months later, while visiting the cemetery in Cordoba, Argentina, the family found Capitan by his grave. They had no idea how the dog managed to find the cemetery where his master was buried.
Fittingly, Capitan died next to Mr Guzman’s body in the Municipal Cemetery of Villa Carlos Paz, at the age of 15.
These are the two most popular Senators in Nigeria. They are bold, outspoken, 'fight' corruption, speak against the government if they need to DESPITE being in the same PARTY as the Government! Rich, hard working, go getters! Another common one? They are both 'fighting' their state governors, OUCH! Lol.. But most importantly, they are brilliant and know their rights.
Posting the above photo Dino says, they are both strategizing how to get the monkeys that allegedly stole the new missing funds, LOL. But seriously, the media misquoted Shehu, he said who knows, maybe monkeys stole it this time, he never said monkeys did. We love them sha.. Oya say your own in the comment box... LOL.
The Yobe state Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has faulted the claim that the Nigerian Army rescued some of the girls of the Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, Yobe state who were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists on Monday, Vanguard reports.
The Governor who visited Dapchi town today, however, said, contrary to the claim, that no girl has been rescued yet.
The Boko Haram terrorists had attacked the girls’ college on Monday and abducted many of the girls. While 48 of them were said to have been rescued by the army, another 111 of them were reportedly still missing after the attack.
A statement signed by Abdullahi Bego, the Director-General, Press Affairs to Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, on Wednesday, claimed that some of the girls were rescued and were then in the custody of the Nigerian Army.
The Nigerian Army has named Brigadier General JTE Chukwu as its new spokesman. Chukwu, replaced Brigadier General Sani Usman, who has been sent to the prestigious National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, in Kuru, Plateau State on an administrative course.
The new Director of Army Public Relations, DAPR, until his appointment, was the Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Public Relations, NASPRI, Lagos.
For allegedly demolishing a church building valued at N8.7 million, an 85-year-old Muslim cleric, Mudasiru Owoyale, was today, brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Owoyale, a resident of Aboru area of Iyana-Ipaja, a Lagos suburb, is being tried for conspiracy and damage.
According to the Prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Awase, the accused committed the offences on Oct. 10, 2017 at Aboru. The accused and five others still at large conspired and damaged Jesus Revival Prayer Ministry Church, property of Pastor Mackey Nwabueze.
“The accused damaged the church by destroying the whole building from the roof to the foundation.
Court documents show R&B singer R. Kelly has been evicted from two Atlanta-area homes over unpaid rent. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Monday that Feb. 13 filings with the Fulton County magistrate court show Kelly owes more than $31,000 in past due payments to SB Property Management Global.
Court filings show Kelly paid $3,000 a month and $11,542 a month, respectively, for two homes just 2 miles (3 kilometers) apart.
Records don't show criminal filings related to the matter. Neither the property company's Edmond Green nor Kelly spokesman Trevian Kutti would comment to the newspaper.
Last week, the Fulton County District Attorney's Office said it's still reviewing a file from Johns Creek police following July 2017 allegations that the Grammy winner was holding women against their will as part of a cult.
A former Catholic priest, Rev. Patrick Henry Edet, has fixed March 17 for his marriage to his fiancée who he would unveil next week. Edet made the disclosure on Tuesday during his Grace Family service.
Edet’s resignation from Catholic Church about six months ago has generated a lot of discourse.
The popular Uyo-based priest and radio preacher, while addressing his radio audience on Planet 101.1FM, Uyo, said then that “the resignation marked the beginning of ‘freedom’ for his spirit and soul”.
A meeting of the Council of State presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari is currently holding inside the Presidential Villa. Although, all living past Presidents and Heads of Government are members of the Council, former President Goodluck Jonathan, former President Shehu Shagari and former military dictator, Ibrahim Babangida are however absent.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd.) and Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.), are present at the meeting which is the third of such under Buhari.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President and some many State Governors are also present at the meeting.
A Georgia woman has been charged with 14 counts of first-degree arson after she set her home on fire when she lost it in a divorce, damaging 20 other homes in the process.
According to the state insurance and safety fire commissioner's office, 41-year-old Adrienne Satterly left her Rosemont Court house with her two cats but not before she set a pile of mattresses on fire in the kitchen.
The blaze destroyed four homes, two sustained significant damage and 14 other homes suffered varying degrees of heat and smoke damage.
She then walked to a Walmart an hour away on Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway before calling 911 at about 3.25am on Sunday, office spokesman Glenn Allen told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
There's a new Bieber coming into the world and it's a she. Sources close to Justin Bieber's dad, Jeremy, tell TMZ his new bride, Chelsey Rebelo, is pregnant with a baby girl - which means Justin has a new sister on the way.
They are told Chelsey is about 16-20 weeks along (4-5 months) and that her and Jeremy's pink-themed wedding in Jamaica this week was in honor of their forthcoming daughter. It's her first kid with Jeremy, who already has 3 of his own ... Justin, Jaxon and Jazmyn. Congrats to the Biebers!