Saturday, April 28, 2018

Dino Melaye Remains In Intensive Care Unit

Three days after he was admitted at the hospital after reportedly jumping from a moving police vehicle, Dino Melaye has remained at the intensive care unit (ICU) at the National Hospital, Abuja, Premium Times has learnt.

This implies that Melaye, could still be in critical condition even though he had spent enough time at the hospital for him to be stabilised and moved out of the ICU.

Hospital officials declined comments when approached about Mr Melaye’s condition during the visit.

Melaye, was moved to the hospital by the police on Tuesday evening, hours after he escaped from a police team to avoid being taken to Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.

Actress Kemi Afolabi Is A Year Older Today

The Nollywood actress (Yoruba world) is a year older today and she has been singing her own praises. Kemi too to IG to post photos of herself and in one she wrote;

Captioning one of the photos, Kemi wrote; HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE QUEEN OF MY HEART. I LOVE YOU KEMOCHICKKKK💋 You’re uniquely made baby!!!! Sweet Angel🍡🍭 today marks beginning of a major milestone and you shall continue to excel in every aspect of your Life Oluwakemisola Ajikeade Anotallahi Afolabi🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 Happy birthday once again my “PACE SETTER and GOAL GETTER”💯 always!!!

Katy Perry And Her Boyfriend Meet Pope Francis

Katy Perry and her boyfriend Orlando Bloom have met the Pope. The couple met the Pope today as they attended a charity conference at Vatican City. The singer looked humbled as she was met with Pope Francis at the fourth annual conference in honour of the Unite To Cure conference which gathers experts in health, entertainment, media and technology.

Lining up alongside a host of other experts, Katy and Orlando beamed as they met the leader during the event shortly after she had taken to her Instagram stories to reveal she was en route to speak about meditation.

Katy sported all-black - including a pillbox hat and a veil - as she met the leader alongside suit-clad Orlando, who was beaming. The three-day international conference which runs from Thursday to Saturday discussed the effects of new technology on society and culture. More photos...

Ghen Ghen! Youth Oppose Dino Melaye's Recall...

Wait! It seems Melaye is winning this round! Voters in Kabba/Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency in Kogi have shunned the ongoing verification exercise organised by INEC to authenticate the signatures of voters seeking to recall Sen. Dino Melaye (APC/Kogi West).

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), monitoring the exercise in Melaye’s Kogi West Senatorial District, observed that the polling units were empty, with many people claiming that they were not aware of it.
At some areas, youth protested against the move to recall the senator who they described as “an excellent representative”.

An NYSC member, Opemipo Solomon, the INEC officer at Akafe Lane polling unit, said that no one had showed up since they arrived the voting venue at 6.45 a.m.

Zimbabwe Also Legalises Marijuana...

Zimbabwe has followed Lesotho by legalising the production of marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes, making it the second African country to turn the drug into a source of revenue.

However, recreational use of the drug known in the country as ‘mbanje or dagga’ remains illegal.

A government notice by the health and child care minister, Dr David Parirenyatwa says individuals and corporations can apply for licenses to grow marijuana, whose production and possession had brought up to 12 years in prison.

Sick British Toddler At Center Of Legal Battle Dies

The parents of a terminally ill British toddler whose case drew attention from Pope Francis and others around the world say they are "heartbroken" that their son has died.

Kate James and Tom Evans said on Facebook that 23-month-old Alfie Evans, who had an incurable degenerative brain condition and was at the center of a legal battle over his treatment, died this morning.

Doctors treating Alfie said further treatment was futile and he should be allowed to die, but his parents backed by the pope and Christian groups fought for months to take him to a hospital in Italy so he could be kept on life support. The hospital withdrew Alfie's life support Monday after a series of court rulings sided with doctors. RIP ALFIE!

Photo: SS1 Female Cultist Stabs Classmate In The Eye For Refusing To Join Evil Group

A  female cultist and her gang members have allegedly damaged the right eye of one Miss Lilian Friday, who is an SS1 student of Community Secondary School Otuoke, in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The incident occurred yesterday evening at Otuoke community. The suspected cultist identified as Josephine, also an SS1 student of the same secondary school is said to have been mounting pressure and persuading her victim to join her cult group which Lilian declined persistently. They then decided to hurt her Just sad!

Tonto Dikeh Named NAPTIP Ambassador [Photos]

The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), yesterday, applauded the humanitarian gesture of Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh, to less privileged in the society.

Julie Okah-Donli, Director- General of NAPTIP, made the commendation when she named Tonto as NAPTIP Ambassador. Tonto who led members of her NGO, Tonto Dikeh Foundation, was on a courtesy visit to the Headquarters of the Agency in Abuja, as part of collaboration on the war against trafficking in persons.

Mrs Okah- Donli, said that the decision to name the actress as NAPTIP Ambassador was in recognition of her passion for youth who are majorly victims of trafficking, and her readiness to work the Agency. “Tonto is the first Nollywood actress to partner with us in fighting the scourge of human trafficking, and automatically, is named an Ambassador for NAPTIP, she said.

Trump Tower In Azerbaijan Is On Fire

Firefighters are desperately battling to contain a fire raging through a Trump hotel tower in Azerbaijan. The fire broke out on the middle floors of the 33-storey Trump International Hotel and Tower in Baku, Azerbaijan. Six fire engines are on site battling the blaze but there are no reports of any injury.

Kim Kardashian's Sisters Unfollow Kanye West

When Kanye West declared he "loves" Donald Trump his celebrity friends quickly started to unfollow him on Twitter in droves. But now his own family are following suit as sisters Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian have joined those clicking the damning 'unfollow' on their brother-in-law.

Back in 2016, Kourtney joined Kim in throwing her support behind Trump's rival Hillary Clinton.

"For our future, I'm with her," Kourtney wrote on Instagram. "I believe Hillary will best represent our country and is the most qualified for the job,” Kim wrote on her blog.

Meanwhile, Khloe has a history of conflict with Trump.

Photo: Lupita Nyong’O & Danai Gurira Are In Lagos

Lupita Nyong’O is in Lagos. She's in Lagos with her Black Panther co-star Danai Gurira.
Her instagram location read, 'Lagos, Nigeria' and she captioned the above photo;
“Girls Trip! #Lagos #Nigeria/ @danaigurira”

7 Arrested For Stealing, Cult-Related Activities

The Lagos State Police Command announced yesterday the arrest of seven persons in connection with stealing and involvement in cult activities.

While describing the development as good for the safety of residents of the city, Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Edgal Imohimi, said that there would no longer be a hiding place for criminal-minded individuals in Lagos.

Among those arrested are two men, Ifeanyi Okafor and Okonkwo Nnamdi caught for burglary and stealing of goods worth millions of naira at the Trade Fair Complex.

According to the police boss, they were nabbed by the Divisional Police Officer of Trade Fair at about 9:00pm on April 26.

I Almost Lost My Son During Childbirth – Ufuoma

During the week, popular Nollywood actress, Ufuoma McDermott, celebrated her birthday and she received lovely messages and accolades from family, friends and fans. One of the most heartwarming messages she received was from her children, who sang for her while they enjoyed a bowl of ice cream.

The actress could not enjoy the moment alone, so she posted the heartwarming video on her Instagram page and unsurprisingly, fans were quick to adore her children. But unknown to most people, the actress would have lost her son during childbirth if she had not listened to her doctor.

In an exclusive chat with Saturday Beats, the actress revealed that both her children were born by caesarean section. She said only ignorance would make a woman refuse to have a CS simply because she wants to be a strong ‘Hebrew woman’.

I Am A Pastor, But I Have My Reasons For Marrying Many Wives –Oba Adediran

The Owa Omiran of Esa Oke, Oba Adeyemi Adediran, in an interview with Femi Makinde, has explained why he was ordained a Pastor despite being an Oba and why he has so many wives.

How Many Wives Do You Have?

For now, they are many.

Many Wives Even As An Ordained Pastor, Why?

I am a royal father. Pastoral duties are there and traditional duties are there. Even in the Bible, there are circumstances that led some people to marrying many wives. I have my reasons and they are personal.

Mali Presidential Election Set For 29 July

Mali’s government has confirmed a presidential election will be held on July 29, an official statement said Friday, after local polls were again pushed back to the end of the year.

Planned elections in the African country have been repeatedly postponed since 2013, in part due to security concerns over Islamist extremism.

But President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga have promised for months that the presidential vote will take place this summer.

Campaigning for the first round of the election will begin on 7 July and end on 27 July, the statement from the Council of Ministers said. A second round, if necessary, will be held on 12 August.

"How I Accidentally Killed A Doctor 12 Years Ago" - Ibinabo Fiberesima

Nollywood actress , Ibinabo Fiberesima has taken to her IG page  to share her side of the story and also plead for forgiveness in the accident which she was involved in that claimed the life of a medical doctor 12 years ago.

Ibinabo said she is not a killer and didn't drive under the influence of alcohol on the unfortunate day of the accident.

She wrote; My dearest friends and followers, I greet you this blessed Friday. Most of you may have heard about my sad story of accident that caused the life of a beautiful and amazing human, Dr. Suraj Giwa. For 12 years, I have remained silent; internally mourning, grieving and praying that time would heal his family and mine. CONTINUE

Idris Elba Parties With Daughter & Fiancée

He's used to being surrounded by beautiful women. And Idris Elba had his two great loves by his side as he joined daughter Isan, 16, and fiancée Sabrina Dhowre, 29, at the ABB Formula E Qatar Airways Paris E-Prix Cocktail Party at Automobile Club De France on Friday. 

Looking in great spirits on the night, the 45-year-old actor was no doubt loving spending some quality time with the women in his life. 

Showing off her hourglass curves, Sabrina was a vision in a black bardot midi dress that clung to her figure and fell just below the knee to flash a hint of leg.

Keeping her accessories simple, the stunner donned a pair of silver stiletto heels and hooped earrings, whilst she slung a small bag over her shoulder. 

Photo: Army Arrests Boko Haram Mastermind

The Nigerian Army has arrested a suspected Boko Haram member said to have been the mastermind of “most of the recent attacks in Benue State.”

He was identified as Aminu Yaminu, a.k.a Tashaku. Tashaku was arrested by combined troops of 707 Special Forces Brigade, the Police and the Department of State Security Services in Makurdi,the state capital.

The army said the suspect “is believed to have masterminded most of the recent attacks in Benue State.”

Court Orders Bello To Pay Civil Servant’s Salary

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Friday ordered the Kogi Government to pay a civil servant, Ameh Onoj, whose salary was stopped in March 2014.

Onoja had approached the court to seek redress when he was told that his salary was stopped because he had attained the compulsory retirement age. Justice David Isele in his judgment, held that evidence before the court showed that the claimant had not reached the mandatory retirement age of 60.

Isele also said neither has the claimant spent 35 years in service as required by civil service rule before retirement.

The court went further to order the restoration of the claimant’s monthly salary of N153,298 from March, 2014 till date within one month.

Corps Member Slumps, Dies In Kwara NYSC Camp

A corps member, Miss Hilda Amadi, who was participating in the ongoing orientation exercise for new members of the National Youth Service in Kwara State, has reportedly died.

Punch correspondent gathered on Friday that Amadi was a graduate of Oil and Gas Engineering from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State where she hailed from.

It was also learnt that there are divergent accounts of the cause of her death; however her autopsy and coronary reports are still being awaited.

The corps member, who was said to belong to Platoon Five in the camp, reportedly suffered a bone fracture during a morning drill on April 23 and was rushed to the clinic.

Hardship Forced Us To Sell Our Baby –Suspected Child Traffickers

A 35-year-old man identified as Nkemakolam Ugorji, and his wife, Happiness, have confessed that economic hardship made them to sell their two-day-old baby girl.

Ugorji and Happiness said they had been married for seven years and already had four, adding that they could not care for the fifth baby and therefore decided to give away the baby to foster parents.

Happiness said, “My husband and I decided to sell our baby because of hardship. We have four children and my husband is not working. When I was pregnant, there was no money for me to go for antenatal and feeding was even a problem for us. That was why we decided to sell our baby.”

She added that it was the nurse who delivered her of the baby that connected them to the lady who helped them to sell the baby for the sum of N300,000.

Satguru Maharajah Ji NOT Dead...

The news of the demise of Satguru Maharajah Ji, that went viral on social media yesterday is not true but mischievous and that's according to his spokesman, Mr Ojo Peter who made the announcement in Ibadan this morning.

Peter alleged that the rumor was concocted by some people who, he said, have found it difficult to silence Maharaj Ji from telling the truth about happenings in Nigeria and the world at large.

”The news of the death of Maharaj Ji is not only false but one that was mischievously concocted by some disgruntled elements.

”They want to use the false news to cause disaffection among numerous members of the One Love Family, Nigerians and the world at large but Maharaj Ji has already exposed them for who they are.

Forty-Year-Old Man Commits Suicide In Ebonyi

A forty-year-old man, Emmanuel Igwe, who resided in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, on Thursday allegedly, committed suicide.

The body of the deceased popularly known as “Ezeugo” was said to have been found dangling from a tree with a rope tied to his neck.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, after noticing the strange scene, passersby alerted the police to the development.

The late Igwe was said to have hailed from Amaechi Idodo in Enugu State and operated a restaurant with his wife at Ishieke community located in the outskirts of Abakaliki, the state capital city.

Klint Da Drunk Keeps Mute On Baby Mama Scandal

A few weeks ago, ace comedian, Klint Da Drunk, was in the news after a lady identified as Sandra Novo-Jacob alleged that he impregnated her and did not want to take responsibility for the child. But since the allegation was made, the comedian has kept mum till Saturday Beats approached him at a recent event.

When the comedian was asked about his side of the story, he said that he would address the matter in due time. “Don’t worry about that one. That gist would come out in due time. Just leave that part,” he said.

Taking a trip down memory lane, the comedian said that initially, no one wanted him to pursue a career in comedy, especially as he was portraying himself as a drunkard. He told Saturday Beats that things were so bad that his father once beat him and locked him in a toilet.

Cynthia Morgan In Unpaid House Rent Mess

Cynthia Morgan is in deep shit at the moment as long as her house rent is concerned. The singer who has been given quit notice for not paying her house rent in the last 6 months as now been sued to court for non-payment. Saturday Beats exclusively obtained court documents showing that Cynthia Morgan has been charged to the Ikeja High Court for failure to pay her rent at her Omole apartment. Sadly, it was learnt that on the same day the artiste was served court papers for defaulting on payment of rent, she was also served with court papers for evading tax.

A source close to the owner of the apartment where Cynthia Morgan currently lives told Saturday Beats the amount she owed, which tallies with the information on the court papers obtained by Saturday Beats.

My Journey To The US Was Spiritually Inspired - Okri

Mike Okri, one of Nigeria’s musicians who dominated the airwaves in the 80s is a good singer anyday. He left the shores of the country when the ovation was loudest, and after sojourning in the United States for about 10 years, the ‘Omoge’ crooner returned home in 2011. Since then, he has been working underground with some female singers to remake his three evergreen songs, “Omoge”, “Time Na Money” and ‘Rhumba Dance.’

In this engaging interview with Vanguard, the veteran singer whose twin boys are also taking after him in music reveals that his journey to the United States was spiritual, adding that his coming back  home was not only to reclaim his place in the music industry but also, to explore the business aspect of showbiz.

Dbanj Loses Cool Over Unfair Preference For Mr. Real

Since D’banj announced fast rising singer, Mr. Real, the ‘Legbegbe crooner, as one of the four lucky people to be taken on an all-expense paid trip to the April edition of One Africa Music Festival in Dubai, after emerging winners of a competition organized by Cream Platform, there have been suspicions that the selection process reeks of sentiment because Mr. Real is a close friend of the heavyweight singer who is also the Founder and CEO of Cream Platform.

In a chat with Showtime, the self-acclaimed ‘Koko Master’, set the records straight, as he  denied the allegation, arguing that Mr. Real won the competition on merit, not because they are friends.

“I didn’t do the choosing. If you check our website we have mentors, songwriters, producers that do it. We also have videos that would soon be released on how we have been auditioning people in the studio. We had producers such as Chopstix, Pheelz, Skales and many more. We decided to choose four winners that would be going to Dubai; two on merit and two on lottery.

The two selected on merit was based on the fact that the mentors have heard their songs and they have showcased their talents. Because his song is big now or because he is popular now doesn’t mean he doesn’t need a platform to showcase his talent. Some might want to call him my friend, but I’ll call him my younger brother and I’m doing what Cream Platform is meant to. I’m not the one that chose the winners. Left for me I would choose more than ten people to travel”, he said.

Meningitis Kills 46 In Katsina – WHO

About 46 persons were reportedly killed by the outbreak of Cerebral Spinal Meningitis, CSM outbreak in Katsina state.

The World Health Organization, WHO Katsina Social Media Focal Person, Umole Elfrida disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in the state. Elfrida said the state recorded about 713 suspected cases of CSM from the various local government area in the state.

She said the WHO has already intervened and carried out retroactive vaccination in Four LGAs of Bindawa, Main, Kurfi and Jibia LGAs with a total number of about 78,936 people immunized.

According to her, “WHO Katsina State in collaboration with KSPHCDA & other partners conducted CSM Vaccination for five days to stern the scourge of CSM outbreak.

School Proprietor Docked For Impregnating, Attempting To Terminate Student’s Pregnancy

A school proprietor, Sunday Akintelu, who allegedly impregnated his 17-year-old girl student and attempted to procure abortion for her, on Friday appeared in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
Akintelu, 44, was brought before the court on a two-count charge of having unlawful sexual intercourse and attempting to procure abortion for a teenager.

He pleaded not guilty. But Police Insp. Chinalu Uwadione, the prosecutor, insisted that the accused committed the offences between February and November 2017 at No. 72, Harrison Solaja St., Ago-Okota in Isolo area of Lagos. He alleged that the accused had unlawful carnal knowledge of the 17-year-old girl, one of his students, and also persuaded her into terminating the pregnancy when he discovered that she was pregnant.

Singer Skales Declares He's Celibate

Nigerian pop star by stage name, Skales, has declared celibacy, claiming he has no time for frivolities such as sex and women.

The ‘Shake Body’ singer who once gave celibacy a shot but failed after three months due to lack of self-control told Showtime in a chat that he has decided to give it another try because he’s now more focused on taking his craft to the next level.

“I’m still single to stupor, just like Falz would say. Right now, no sex for me, I’m just focusing on my music. In fact, for now I’m working on my next album”, he said.

He added that though it was such a difficult task being celibate for three months, he is proud of his effort at giving it a try. “The funny thing is that last year, I practiced celibacy for about three months. I won’t lie, I was proud of myself. I just decided I didn’t want to have sex with any woman but after three months I couldn’t hold it anymore. You know say body nor be firewood now,” he said.

I Have A Girlfriend & She Does Cheat- Adekunle Gold

For many who have suffered heartbreak due to a sour love experience, the memory is usually not a palatable one, especially when it has long-lasting adverse effects on the psyche.

But such is not the case with former YBNL singer, Adekunle Gold. Recalling the most painful love experience he has had to grapple with in a chat with Showtime, the ‘Pick Up’ crooner said he was heartbroken when he discovered that his ex- lover had another lover while she was also in a relationship with him.

“My most painful love experience would be dating a girl that had a boyfriend and I did not know. It’s actually the reason I wrote ‘Nurse Alabere’, in my new album”, he said.

Unlike some men who would resort to playing games after such a heart-rending experience, Adekunle Gold has found love again and he is proud to affirm that she is the very understanding type who has found a way to cope with his celebrity status. “Yes I have a girlfriend and she is the understanding type”, he said.

FG Declares Tuesday May 1 as Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, May 1 as public holiday to celebrate the 2018 Workers’ Day.

This was contained in a statement issued and signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Dr M. B. Umar.

According to the statement, “the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Nigerian workers on their loyalty, strength of character, hard work, sacrifice and dedication to building a greater Nigeria.

Ajimobi Declares 3-Day Mourning For Late Speaker

The Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has declared three-day mourning in honour of the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Michael Adeyemo, who died on Friday morning, aged 47.

The governor described the lawmaker’s death as a tragic loss for him and the people of Oyo State.

He said, “I received the news of the untimely passage of my brother, friend and dependable political ally with grief and utter shock this morning (Friday).

“He was a fine gentleman and bridge builder who was committed to the development and progress of the state. His death has left a gaping void that will be difficult to fill,” the governor said.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Fake Lawyer Docked In Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court

Three years after allegedly acting as a counsel, the law has finally caught up with a fake lawyer, Samson Obu, at an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.

The 43-year-old, residing at No. 5, Imam St., Owutu, Agric in Ikorodu, near Lagos, was docked on a count charge of impersonation, following suspicion raised by some lawyers.

According to the Prosecutor, Sgt. John Iberedem, the accused had appeared in the court on April 5 to represent an accused.

“He announced his appearance for an accused and quoted a wrong section, which was what aroused the suspicion of other lawyers, including Mr Adetayo Ladega.

Omo-Agege Takes Senate, AGF To Court

The Federal High Court, Abuja on Friday fixed April 30 to hear a suit filed by Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege against the Senate, the Senate President and Attorney-General of the Federation.

Omo-Agege, who represents Delta Central Senatorial district, filed the suit to challenge his suspension from the Senate.

The judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba fixed the date after refusing to vacate an earlier order he made granting accelerated hearing of the matter.

The Counsel to Omo-Agege, Mr Alex Izinyon, (SAN) had approached the court with an ex parte motion seeking an injunction against the Senate, but the court declined.

Don't Vote Against Melaye, PDP Instructs Members

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday directed its members in Kogi State to vote against the recall of Senator Dino Melaye during Saturday’s verification of petitioners’ signatures.

The PDP said in a statement in Lokoja it was not in support of Melaye’s recall from the beginning.

The party’s Director of Research and Documentation, Mr. Dickson Achadu, who signed the statement, described the attempt to recall Melaye as a product of internal crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He, therefore, urged his party members to distance themselves from the exercise.

Meet 26-Year Old Nigerian Who Is A Drug Lord In UK [Photos]

A crime boss who modelled himself on the Godfather's Don Corleone has been jailed for selling an 'assassin's kit' to gangs and supplying Class A drugs.

Oluwatobi Sunmonu, 26, bought bonafide antique guns online using a legal loophole and manufactured homemade ammunition to turn them into lethal weapons.

And Sunmonu - who claimed to be a qualified accountant - took inspiration from mafia boss Don Corleone, from the Godfather.

Detectives found a book belonging to Sunmonu titled 'The Supreme Team', which detailed the rise of an organised crime syndicate in New York in the 1980s.

Prostitutes Fight Publicly In Enugu Over Male Customer [Photos]

Two commercial sex workers yesterday slugged it out publicly in Enugu. They created an entertainment environment  as the two made for each others clothes and turned them into pieces. What was the cause of the fight? A mae customer, lol. Passersby who were however supposed to stop them, didn't. As most of them turned on their cameras to record the scene. More photos....

Photos: Buhari Returns To Abuja After Bauchi Visit

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after a two-day working visit to Bauchi State.
During his visit to Bauchi, President Buhari commissioned some projects including the Nigerian Air Force Reference Hospital. He also flagged off of the distribution of farming implements to farmers in the state. He is however back to Abuja.

China Stabbings: Seven Students Killed In Shaanxi

At least seven students have been stabbed to death in a knife attack outside a school in northern China, officials say.

The knife-wielding man attacked 19 students near a secondary school in Mizhi County in Shaanxi province, as they were heading home for the day. A suspect is in police custody.

Photos on social media showed several young students lying on the floor, surrounded by shocked onlookers.

A local government statement said the attack happened at Mizhi County Number Three secondary school, at around 18:10 local time (10:10 GMT).

Janelle Monáe Comes Out As Pansexual & It's Not The Same As Bisexual

Singer Janelle Monáe has come out as pansexual. In an interview with Rolling Stone Thursday, the Tightrope singer revealed what genders she has dated and clarified how she identifies.

"Being a queer black woman in America ... someone who has been in relationships with both men and women — I consider myself to be a free-(love proponent)" she told the magazine. "But then later I read about pansexuality and was like, ‘Oh, these are things that I identify with too.' I'm open to learning more about who I am."

Monáe, who has long since kept her sexuality under wraps, told The Guardian in February that she felt "sexually liberated" following the release of her Make Me Feel music video, which many were quick to dub a bisexual anthem.

While celebrities may be bringing media attention to pansexuality, the concept is not new.

Delta Senator Nwaoboshi Remanded For N322m

The Federal High Court in Lagos today granted bail on self-recognizance to the senator representing Delta North in the National Assembly, Peter Nwaoboshi, who was charged with an alleged fraud of N322m.

Justice Mohammed Idris instructed him to get two sureties who will each sign a bail bond of N50m within 72 hours. The lawmaker was also asked to deposit his passport in the custody of the court pending the conclusion of the case.

The judge stressed that he could not travel out of the country without the court’s permission until the end of the case.

Justice Idris adjourned till June 13 and 20, 2018 for commencement of trial.

Nigerian Accused Of Trying To Kill Judge In The US

A federal jury in Texas on Thursday convicted a man who authorities say attempted to assassinate a state judge in an effort to avoid being sent to prison.

Jurors found Chimene Onyeri, 30, guilty of multiple counts of fraud, racketeering and other charges.

Federal prosecutors told jurors over the course of the trial that Onyeri, as part of a racketeering enterprise, shot state District Judge Julie Kocurek as she was in an SUV returning to her home in November 2015.

Onyeri had appeared in court before Kocurek prior to the shooting, and prosecutors said he wanted her dead to avoid going to prison on a probation violation.

Man Docked For Alleged Fake Vision, Obtaining N400,000 To Avert Death

A 36-year-old man, Temitope Adeite was on Friday arraigned in a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State for allegedly obtaining N400, 000 from one Mrs Emmanuella Obafemi over fake vision.

Adeite, whose address was not provided, was alleged to have collected the money from his victim to appease the gods over a vision he saw that the woman would die.

The accused was charged with obtaining under false pretenses contravening Section 322 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Akpan Ikem told the court that the accused committed the offence sometime in March at Ikoga area of Badagry

US Lobbies To Host World Cup In 2026

US President Donald Trump says the country has put together "a strong bid" with Canada and Mexico to host the World Cup in 2026.

Morocco have also made a bid to host the event and has received significant support in recent weeks.

President Trump tweeted that it would be "a shame if countries we always support" lobbied against the US bid.

The vote to award the 2026 event takes place on 13 June in Moscow at world governing body Fifa's annual congress. The United States previously hosted the World Cup in 1994.

Aww! Abia Man Picks Boy On The Street, Makes Him His Responsibility [Photos]

A Nigerian businessman, Chinonso Anudu who resides in Aba, Abia State has picked up a poor helpless boy from the street. According to Chinonso, the boy dropped out of school due to lack of money, but he has enrolled him in his children school and he is ready to give him a better life!

Chinonso promises to update us about the boy soon saying 'I will sow you is new look soon'.

Chinonso for President anyone? Lol... Before people will say which President, how many of your elected leaders, with our money o, have sponsored a boy to school? If at all some do, it's for political reasons, but in Nonso's case it's for HUMANITY. God bless Nonso!

Duke & Duchess Of Cambridge Name Baby

Having kept the world waiting for four tantalising days, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have finally revealed their newborn son is called Louis Arthur Charles.

Royalists and bookmakers alike have waited patiently since Monday to find out the name of the new arrival and fifth in line to the throne.

The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge. The name serves as a poignant tribute to Prince Charles' beloved great-uncle, mentor and 'honorary grandfather', Lord Mountbatten.

Ciara Wants Custody Of Son With Future Amended

Ciara is dragging her babydaddy, Future to court. Ciara blasts her baby daddy in the documents, claiming he's skipping too many scheduled visits with little Future, who is now 3 years old.

According to the documents, Future does not show for visits 37 percent of the time, and frequently he does so at the last minute, which screws with her schedule.

She also says when their son goes to Georgia, where Future lives, the child spends most of his time with grandma or great-grandma instead of Dad and she rarely gets to FaceTime with her son.

She also says little Future has health issues that have been exasperated by all the cross-country travel. She doesn't say why that's Future's fault, but does say it's another reason why the travel schedule for their son needs to change.