Saturday, September 15, 2018

Kemi Adeosun Departs From Nigeria

The former minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun has left Nigeria to UK. Her associates who confirmed the story said ‘She most likely is in the UK by now’.

Recall Adeosun resigned yesterday following opprobrium that surrounded her forged National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, Certificate.

Photos: Cart Pusher Arrested With Two Cartridges, Five Live Bullets, Others In Lagos

The Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), have arrested one Suraju Rabiu, from Kastina State around midnight, on the 13th of September, 2018, in Ajao Estate, during an enforcement exercise against handcart pushers.

The 25-year-old cart pusher, was found with two Cartridges, five live bullets (38 Special for chief revolver), complete wedding rings, two wristwatch and jewelries. He is currently under investigation.

2019: David Mark Visits IBB, Seeks His Blessings

Former Senate President, David Mark is meeting with former military President Ibrahim Babaginda at his hilltop residence in Minna, Niger State.

David Mark’s visit to the former military ruler is to consult with him on his 2019 Presidential bid.

He joined the Presidential race on September 4, 2018, under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Senator Mark says IBB has been a father to many of his likes, hence the need to always seek his blessings.

Deaf Nigerian Faces Deportation From US

The 35 year stay of a physically challenged Nigerian  in the USA appears to be heading for an abrupt end.

Francis Anwana who is deaf and has intellectual disabilities  is facing  deportation from his abode in  Michigan.

Anwana, 48, was 13 when he went  to the U.S. on a student visa.

He subsequently enrolled at the Lutheran Residential School for the Deaf in Detroit and later attended high school at Michigan School for the Deaf.

Student Stabs Teacher To Death In South Africa

The Minister of Basic Education, South Africa, Angie Motshekga, says she is appalled at the shocking developments in the North West Province where a 17-year-old learner allegedly stabbed a teacher to death.

She said that the death of 24-year-old, Gadimang Daniel Mokolobate can only be described as an abhorrent travesty.

“It is heart-breaking to lose such a young teacher, who still had so much to offer and so much potential for greatness in such a pointless and tragic manner,” said Minister Motshekga.

Controversy Surrounds Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin’s Alleged Wedding

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin arrived at a New York City courthouse via a side door on Thursday and got married in a back room, it has been reported.

"They didn't tell anyone they were doing it," a source said.

Reps for the couple are yet to comment on the development.

TMZ had reported the two were spotted that day at the marriage bureau and that Bieber was crying and said to Baldwin, "I can't wait to marry you, baby." On Friday, TMZ said the 24-year-old singer and 21-year-old model planned on getting married as early as next week, most likely out of the country, possibly in his native Canada, in a super small ceremony.

It’s Been Tears Everyday For Me Since I Lost My Child- Eucharia Anunobi

Eucharia Anunobi, who recently organised a memorial service for her late son, Raymond Ekwu, who died last year says it’s been tears everyday for her and people should not be deceived by her makeup and all. In a chat with Saturday Beat, the actress said she had yet to recover from the loss of her only child.

“It is not possible to overcome the trauma of losing an only child; it is a scar that will always be there. I don’t even know if I have the strength. People only tell me that I have the strength but all I know is that I am very fragile and weak. Forget the powder and lipstick, it is just a cover-up; it’s been days and nights of tears,” she said.

35m Nigerian Children Not Recognised By Federal Government- UNICEF

The United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that about 35,031,047 under five years old Nigerian children are faceless and non-existent.

This they say is because this number of children do not have their births registered and thereby not recognized by the Federal Government.

According to them, the information is gathered from the RapidSMS information tracking tool, a data collection website that collects information of birth registration through SMS or Text Messages, from mobile users.

This tracking tool allows real time tracking of local and regional birth registration activities in 774 LGA’s across the country/nationwide.

EFCC Allegedly Freezes 7 Bank Accounts Belonging To The Adelekes Including That Of Davido

According to a tweet by ChangeTheChange (PDP_2019), 7 bank accounts of Davido’s family member have been freezed including that of the pop star.

As Nigerians doubted the news, Davido confirmed it by replying some of the tweets confirming the alleged freezing. The Osun State election is scheduled for next week Saturday,and Davido’s uncle, Ademola Adeleke is PDP candidate for the Governorship election. The tweet and other responses below….

It's Official! Kemi Adeosun Tenders Resignation Letter, Says.. I'm Shocked My NYSC Certificate Is Not Genuine

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday accepted the resignation of the Hon. Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun. The President thanked the Minister for her services to the nation and wished her well in her future pursuits.

The President also approved that the Minister of State Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, should oversee the Ministry of Finance with effect from today.

Below is the full text of Mrs Adeosun’s resignation letter.

Photos: Lady Breaks Her Kolo (Savings Box) & Finds Thousands Of Naira

I like her. She didn’t save anyhow money. It was either N1k or N500. She said she had to break it because of the scary story she has been hearing on twitter. You know some have said their money disappeared, while some said they didn’t meet the actual amount they were expecting, lol. There’s a thief in their house sha, lol.

Kardashian Babies: Chicago, True & Stormi Together

They are the latest addition of the Kardashian girls. Pictured above is Kim's daughter, Chicago West, Kylie’s daughter, Stormi Webster and Khloe’s daughter, True Thompson.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Volkswagen To End Production Of Iconic Beetle

German car manufacturer Volkswagen will cease global production of its iconic Beetle after nearly seven decades of US sales, the company's American unit announced.

In a statement issued on Thursday, Volkswagen Group of America said global production of the "Bug" car would end in July 2019 and announced two final edition models.

"The loss of the Beetle after three generations, over nearly seven decades, will evoke a host of emotions from the Beetle's many devoted fans," CEO of the unit, Hinrich Woebcken, said.

Ex-Trump Campaign Aide Manafort To Cooperate With Russia Probe

US President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty to two federal crimes after cutting a deal with prosecutors and agreeing to cooperate with the special counsel's Russia probe.

The move allows him to avoid a second criminal trial and ends Manafort's more than year-long fight against investigators in the Russia investigation.

The plea deal requires him to cooperate "fully and truthfully" with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether Trump's campaign worked with Moscow to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Manafort's guilty plea comes less than a month after the 69-year-old was convicted of eight financial crimes in a separate trial in Virginia.

Giraffe That Attacked Mother & Son To Be Moved

A giraffe that attacked and seriously injured a mother and her son in Limpopo will be moved to another reserve.

A female giraffe‚ which had recently given birth‚ attacked Katy Williams‚ 35‚ and her son three-year-old son‚ Finn‚ close to their home on the Blyde Wildlife Estate near Hoedspruit‚ Limpopo on September 4.

They were seriously injured and rushed to the Busamed Modderfontein Private Hospital in Johannesburg.

Blyde Wildlife Estate manager Riaan Cilliers said they were helping to move the giraffe and her calf to another reserve.

Cholera Forces Zimbabwe Opposition To Call Off ‘Inauguration’

Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC party on Friday called off plans to hold a mock inauguration to name its leader Nelson Chamisa as the country’s president after public gatherings were banned due to a cholera outbreak.

The MDC had planned the event to highlight its claims that the July 30 election was rigged and that Chamisa was the rightful president, rather than President Emmerson Mnangagwa of the ruling Zanu-PF.

The MDC accused the government of using the cholera outbreak, which has claimed 25 lives, to stop the mock inauguration at the party’s 19th anniversary celebrations in Harare on Saturday.

Authorities have banned public gatherings in the city as a health measure.

Evans Shot Me, Still Treated Me, Victim Tells Court

A prosecution witness, Chief James Uduji, on Friday told a Lagos High Court in Igbosere that suspected ‘billionaire’ kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans, shot him during his kidnap and afterwards pretended to be a doctor.

Uduji told Justice Adedayo Akintoye that Evans was the driver of the Lexus 470 SUV which he and three other members of his gang used during the operation.

The witness testified at the commencement of the prosecution’s case against Evans and his co-defendants; Joseph Emeka, Linus Okpara and Victor Aduba.

The four were arraigned on June 26 following the dismissal of Evans’ objection to a five-count charge of conspiracy, kidnapping and attempted murder, preferred against them by the Lagos State Government.

Adeosun In Office Despite Reported Resignation

Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun remained in office today amidst reports of her resignation.

There was anxiety at the ministry as journalists thronged to confirm the authenticity of the alleged resignation.

At about 12 noon, journalists started trooping into the ministry to confirm the story, but all staff of the minister were seen around her office going about their duties saying that “another round of fake news” was circulating.

To prove that she was in her office and still on her seat working, her staff did not stop any journalist from coming to the 7th floor where the minister’s office is situated.

Hmm! Sanwo-Olu Appoints Coordinators

APC governorship aspirant in Lagos state has appointed coordinators for his campaign for the party’s ticket. The names of the coordinators were contained in a statement by the Director General of the campaign in Lagos, Mr. Tayo Ayinde.

Atiku Says His Wife & Daughters Have Been Receiving R*pe Threats! Petitions Buhari

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has raised the alarm over alleged threat to his life and those of his family members.

In a petition to President Muhammadu Buhari, dated September 7, 2018, Atiku linked the alleged threat to his decision to contest next year’s presidential election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The petition, a copy of which was sent to PDP’s National Chairman Prince Uche Secondus, urged President Buhari to urgently probe the allegation

The petition was titled: “Petition over criminal intimidation and threat to my life; that of members of my family, and cyber stalking using mobile phone number 08148228704”.

Court Sentences Robber To Death In Ondo

An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure, the state capital, yesterday sentenced James Ofem, an armed robbery convict, to death by hanging.

The court said Ofem was in the notorious robbery gang terrorising residents, mostly motorists on the Ondo-Ore road, and had been on security watch list for a long time.

Justice Williams Olamide, who delivered the judgment, said the convict was guilty of the two-count charge of conspiracy and armed robbery filed against him.

He said witnesses alluded to the use arms by the accused during his attacks.

NLC Kicks As Mimiko Picks LP Presidential Nomination Form

A former Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, has declared his intention to contest the 2019 presidential election on the platform of the Labour Party.

Mimiko made his intention known at an event at the national headquarters of the Abdulsalam Abdulkadir-led LP, in Abuja, on Thursday.

But the Nigeria Labour Congress opposed his candidature, saying it could not allow Mimiko to contest on the platform of the LP.

Mimiko, while declaring his presidential ambition, said if he eventually got elected, he would restructure Nigeria and give priority to security and youth empowerment.

Student Becomes Cynosure Of All Eyes As He Storms Campus In His Hand Made Car

A student of the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) in Enugu state, became the Cynosure of all eyes as he stormed campus in his HAND MADE VEHICLE.

The student is said to have constructed the car with locally made materials. He enjoyed the ride round the campus with a friend as many watched in awe. More photos below…

South African Pastor Reportedly Kills 6, Leaves 4 Hospitalized After Feeding Them With Jik

This is the latest story from South Africa o. A South African Pastor,  Ruffus Phala is currently being investigated by the Police after making 10 of his congregation members drink 'Jik' bleach during the Sunday service.

Six of them died the same day after after complaining of stomach upset, while four more are in critical condition.

The pastor made them take the deadly liquid, as a sign of them having faith. The police in Limpopo are currently investigating the incident but the Pastor is said to be missing.

Pics: Reekado Banks Hosts Larry Ekundayo At Home

Mavin act, Reekado Bnaks has played host to award winning boxer, Larry Ekundayo. Larry who is in the country paid a courtesy visit to the young star at home. They both shared the news on their respective pages. More pics below...

Hurricane Florence Weakens To Category 1 Storm

US forecasters late yesterday downgraded Hurricane Florence to a Category 1 storm, as its outer edge lashed the Carolinas with strong winds and heavy rain.

In its 0300 GMT advisory, the National Hurricane Center said the maximum sustained winds of Florence were 90 miles per hour (150 kilometres per hour), dropping it to the weakest of five categories on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

But the storm still carried “very dangerous winds,” the Center added.

On Wednesday, Florence was downgraded twice from its peak as a Category 4 storm which causes “catastrophic damage.”

T-Boss Comes For Nigerian Hairstylists

Lol, but almost all hairstylists are like this. Even the pros, even OUTSIDE NIGERIA. So whatsup T-Boss? Someone made you upset? You targeting a particular stylist? FINE!

For those that would want to argue the 'outside Nigeria' ish, OK, I mean even our Nigerian sisters that operate overseas, cus me no dey for argument ooo, lol.

Photos: Nollywood Actress Temitope Sholaja Acquires Acura SUV

Nollywood actress, Temitope Sholaja has gotten herself a new ride. Tope just acquired a new Acura SUV just like most of her colleagues. She didn’t break the news, some of her colleagues did and she has been thanking them.

Emmanuel Tagoe Discovers His 14 Year- Old Son Is Not His Biological Son After DNA Test

Ghanaian boxing champion Emmanuel Tagoe is not a happy man at the moment. The popular boxer just discovered he is not the father of his 14-year-old child he has been taking care of.

He realised this after a DNA was conducted. According to sports journalist, Saddick Adams, who broke the story via Twitter, ‘Gameboy’ had been taking care of the kid, but family dragged him to the court requesting for more money.

He ordered a DNA test and the truth came out.

Gameboy told Atinka TV that he has been shocked and scandalised by DNA test result that proves his 14-year-old son is not his.

Why Police Arrested Me, Evans Lawyer Speaks

A lawyer who was arrested and taken away by police officers outside the Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday has said he was “abducted” to prevent him from appearing in a ₦100 million suit he filed against the police.

Olukoya Ogungbeje, known for representing the alleged billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (popularly known as Evans), was arrested as he was about to enter the court premises and whisked away.

The lawyer later told Premium Times he was held for over four hours at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, in Yaba.

U.S. Tourist Commits Suicide In Central Uganda

A U.S. tourist on Thursday committed suicide by hanging in the central Ugandan district of Wakiso, a police spokesperson said.

Patrick Onyango, Uganda’s deputy police spokesperson, said that Larkin Crow, a male adult from Texas allegedly committed suicide at Uganda Wildlife Education Centre in Entebbe municipality, about 40 km south of the capital Kampala.

“The body was found hanging with a belt around his neck outside the dormitory.

“The scene (was) visited by a team of detectives and scene of crime officers,” said Mr Onyango

Sexual Harassment: Three LASU Lecturers Face Sack

Three lecturers at the Lagos State University (LASU) may be sacked anytime from now over cases of alleged sexual harassment of their students.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt in Lagos on Thursday that the governing council of the institution has co+ncluded investigations into the matter.

NAN learnt that the sacking of the randy teachers would be announced after the next meeting of the council, slated for next month.

An authoritative source familiar with the development, revealed the identities of the lecturers in an interview with the NAN education correspondent.

Remember The College Of Agriculture Lecturer Accused Of Sleeping With Male Students? He Has Been Charged With Sodomy

Yay, this is good news. Those students cry won’t be in vain. Missed the story? Want to remember the story? Read it here.

A 40-year-old lecturer, Aremu Olufemi, was on Thursday docked before an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan, over alleged sodomy (unnatural sexual intercourse) with one of his students.

Besides, Mr Olufemi of Olugbode St., Odo-Ona, Ibadan, is being tried for an attempt to receive a cell phone as gratification for the award of marks to his students.

The prosecutor, Matthew Ojeah, told the court that the lecturer on August 6, at about 8:30p.m., indecently assaulted one Jamiu Lateef, 27, an HND1 student.

11 Killed, 21 Injured In Fresh Zamfara Attack

Eleven persons have been confirmed killed during an attack on a viewing centre in Zamfara State in the early hours of Thursday.

Viewing centres are private places were people gather to watch sports, movies and others after paying a little sum of money. They are common across Nigeria.

Although the police said six corpses were recovered, spokesperson to the state governor, Ibrahim Dosara, confirmed to Premium Times in a telephone interview that 11 persons died.

”Eleven (persons were) killed and 21 wounded in (the incident at) Badarawa in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State,” Mr Dosara said.

Buhari Appoints New SSS Director-General

President Muhammadu Buhari has named a new head for the State Security Service (SSS).

The new director-general is Yusuf Magaji Bichi, Mr Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said in a statement.

The new head replaces Matthew Seiyeifa, who has been operating in acting capacity since Lawal Daura was dismissed.

Just incase you want more info Bichi, read Shehu’s full statement below.

Durex Is Telling You How To Know Your Right Size Of Condom... Read

Lol, this is simply for married ones. Durex has explained how to know your right size of condom and also busted a popular myth—Condoms don’t cut off circulation. I repeat, don’t read if you are not married. You have no business with s*x, lol. See below…

Aww! Saraki Was Even At Oshiomhole’s Home Town

Lol, so Saraki was at Oshiomhole’s home town on the 12th of September, 2018 to continue his nationwide tour on his 2019 presidential ambition. Now, what is Oshiomhole going to say to that? Saraki took his campaign to his door step. You know if you are looking for Saraki’s No1 political enemy now, it has to be Oshiomhole. The APC chairman attacks him at every given opportunity. You know it’s like oh ‘this guy stabbed me so bad’. More pics below…

National Assembly: Rotimi Ajanaku Submits Nomination Forms [Photos]

The joy of ‘Team Ajanaku’ the political family of the aspirant to the House of Representatives Ibadan Southwest/Northwest Federal Constituency on the platform of All Progressives Congress(APC), Otunba Rotimi Ajanaku knew no bounds as he submitted his Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms yesterday.

The forms which require the endorsement of some members of his constituency literally turned to competition as everyone wanted to sign the ‘Best Option’ forms.

The submission of these forms indicates the beginning of Ajanaku’s journey to the green chamber of the National Assembly.

Meanwhile, the Oyo state APC has adopted indirect primary mode. We wish him all the best. More photos....

Thursday, September 13, 2018

NIS Seizes 436 Voter Cards, 192 National ID Slips From Foreigners

The Katsina  State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), on Thursday, said it seized 436 voter cards and 192 National Identity slips from foreigners in the second and third quarters of the year.

The state Controller of Immigration, Mr Joshua Ajisafe, who stated this in Katsina, said 729 irregular migrants were repatriated by the command in the period under review.

Ajisafe spoke at the inauguration of the NIS operational border patrol base at Mazanya, a border community in Jibiya Local Government Area of the state.

He said the command also intercepted 10 suspected human traffickers and rescued 162 victims of human trafficking in the period under review.

18 Years After Leaving Destiny's Child, Beyonce Poses With Former Bandmate LeToya Luckett

She's in the midst of the On The Run II Tour with husband Jay Z.

And during their concert in Arlington, Texas, Beyonce reunited with her former Destiny's Child bandmate, LeToya Luckett.

LeToya, who flaunted her growing baby bump besides Beyonce, was kicked out of the band in 2000, right before they became household names.

Beyonce, who sported a lace and beaded bodysuit, was snapped as she had her hand on LeToya's pregnant belly and her head resting on her shoulder.

Court Gives West African Examination Council 5 Days To Produce Adeleke’s Results

An Abuja High Court sitting at Bwari, has ordered the West African Examination Council, WAEC, to produce before it, the result it recorded for the flag-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, in the May/June 1981 examination.

The court, in a ruling that was delivered by Justice Othman Musa, directed that WAEC should depose an affidavit, to either deny or confirm that Adeleke who is currently representing Osun West Senatorial District, sat for the Exams the Council conducted at Ede Muslim High School in Ede, Osun State, in 1981.

It equally said the examination body should file the ledger containing results of Ademola and his mates with whom he sat for the examinations, as well the verifying affidavit, within five days of being served with the enrolled order dated September 11.

Adorable New Photo Of Paul Okoye's Twins

See full pic below....

Wait! PDP Says Their Door Is Opened To Ambode

Ghen Ghen... it's a serious matter. The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday said it would welcome Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode into its fold if he decides to dump the All Progressives Congress.

The Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Taofeek Gani, made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.

Gani spoke following reports that Mr. Jide Sanwo-Olu, a former Commissioner for Training and Establishments in the state, had been adopted by the APC leaders to succeed Ambode.

The APC chairman in Lagos State, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, had told newsmen on Wednesday that the governorship ticket of the party was open to all aspirants.

Singer Dija Celebrates Her Mom At 63 [Pic]

Mavin act,  Dija's mom clocked 63 today and she is so excited about it. She took to instagram where she called her mom a hero and also prayed for her.

''She taught us how to love ourselves just the way we are. Our mother the heroooo! Ya Allah (swt) keep her healthy for us. Happy happy birthday to my backbone. Mother of two by birth, grandma of 3 for now hehe MUMMY TO EVERYONE... we don fill ground Kaduna for the Presido...My mummy makes 63 look so good! #ZAZZAU #Arewa #Blackisbeautiful,'' she wrote.