Thursday, November 14, 2019

NDLEA arrests ‘notorious’ drug dealer in Imo

The Imo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has confirmed the arrest of one Uzochi Agbakwuru, an alleged notorious drug dealer in the state.

A statement issued in Owerri on Wednesday by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Uche Sampson, said Agbakwuru was arrested on October 18 and was in the agency’s custody.

 Sampson described as “spurious,” a petition by one Frank Agbakwuruibe, urging Governor Emeka Ihedioha to order the “unconditional” release of Agbakwuru by the agency. He described the suspect, who hails from Umuemeri Ogwu, Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo, as “a notorious drug peddler.” He said the

Rapper Kodak Black sentenced to 46 months in prison after pleading guilty to weapons charges

US rapper Kodak Black has been sentenced to 46 months in prison after pleading guilty to weapons charges.

The 22-year-old, who had a US number one album last December, admitted falsifying information on background forms to buy four guns.

He was arrested before his set at Miami's Rolling Loud festival in May. One of the guns he bought was used in an attempted shooting in March. Prosecutors said "a rival rap artist was the intended target".

However, he has not been charged in relation to that shooting.

10 hospital staff dismissed for stealing blood

The Management of Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia, Nasarawa State, says it has dismissed 10 of its staff over financial misconduct, sabotage and selling blood meant for patients.

Dr Hassan Ikrama, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lafia.

“Some of them were engaging in stealing of blood from blood bank and selling same to private hospitals and diverting money meant for the hospital.

“Some are using the facilities of the hospital to carry out investigation in the laboratory and put the money for the charges in their private pockets,” he added.

He noted that all the dismissed staff were investigated and found culpable by a committee that looked into the matter.

Busola Dakolo takes Fatoyinbo to Appeal Court

Celebrity Photographer, Busola Dakolo says she will appeal the judgment which nullified her suit against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA.

Justice Oathman A. Musa of the High Court, Abuja, had earlier in the day nullified Dakolo’s suit against Fatoyinbo and awarded N1 million against her, saying that the matter amounted to injustice and an abuse of judicial process, adding that the case was empty and purely sentimental.

Dakolo had accused Fatoyinbo of raping her 20 years ago when she was 16 years old in Ilorin, Kwara State.

However, Dakolo’s lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, said they would appeal the judgment.

Ghanaian man set to marry 3 women on the same day

A Ghanaian man identified as Osman Hafiz is set to tie the nuptial knots with his 3 fiancees on November 23. The wedding ceremony of Hafiz and his fiancees; Yidana Sikena, Ali Karima, and Yakubu Huzaima will reportedly be holding at Walele in the Northern part of Ghana. See the wedding invitation below...

Tupac 'seen' hanging out with Beyonce and selling DVDs in Glasgow after death

Tupac Shakur's death is still not accepted by many and theories that he is still alive have been reignited following footage filmed in 2011 emerging that is claimed to show the star.

The star, known as 2Pac and Makaveli, was just 25 when he was shot twice in the chest, once in the arm and once in the thigh following a drive-by shooting outside Las Vegas' Club 662 in 1996.

He died six days later on September 13, 1996 and this year marks 23 years since the rapper passed.

With new footage emerging of him supposedly being 'alive' in the background of news reports here is a look at some of the weird and wonderful 'sightings' of him - including Kim Kardashian saying she has laid eyes on him as well as snaps emerging of him posing with Beyonce and 50 Cent.

Liam Payne and Maya Henry look seriously loved-up

Liam Payne and Maya Henry were the picture of true love. And the couple took their love to the glitzy Bvlgari launch celebration for the Save The Children 'Give Hope' campaign, in London on Wednesday.

The singer, 26, looked typically suave in a white collarless shirt unbuttoned to tease his hunky physique while he paraded his beautiful girlfriend, 18, on his arm.

Maya was impossible to miss in a red suit which had a daring cut to reveal her cleavage.

The hot pair wrapped their arms around each other when they put on an affectionate display for everyone to see.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is alive NOT dead

Dwayne Johnson has become the victim of a death hoax once again, after a fake news story circulated that he had been killed in a stunt gone wrong.

The actor and wrestler, 47, has yet to comment on the stories, but given that he was posting on his Instagram story about a fan gifting him a beaded version of one of his movie posters, fans can be assured he’s not posting from beyond the grave.

The hoax story’s headline read: ‘BBC: Dwayne The Rock Johnson Dies at 47 after a terrible stunt attempted failed’, and quickly circulated around Facebook.

Prince Harry shares new Archie photo to mark Charles's birthday

Prince Harry has shared a new photo of his son Archie to celebrate Prince Charles's 71st birthday.

The Duke shared the black and white photo, taken at Archie's christening earlier this year, on Instagram .

The caption reads: "Happy birthday to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales - Sir, Pa, Grandpa!"

The photo shows Harry holding his little boy whole proud grandad Charles looks down at him.

'Serial rapist' made mum 'listen to screams' of her children 'as he r.a.p.e.d them both'

A serial rapist bound a mother with electrical flex and forced her to listen to the muffled screams of her children as he raped them both, the Old Bailey heard.

Joseph McCann woke the 17-year-old daughter and 11-year-old boy and he r.a.p.e.d them both in the next room as the other watched, jurors heard today.

Hours later he held a 71-year-old and a 13-year-old girl prisoner in the pensioner's car while he sexually assaulted them, it is alleged.

McCann, 34, met the mum in a bar in Greater Manchester in the early hours of Sunday 5 May. He allegedly took advantage of her 'drunken state' to take her home in a taxi.

Photos: China’s second richest man in Nigeria

Jack Ma, China’s second richest man and founder of online e-commerce juggernaut, Alibaba has arrived in Nigeria to attend the first Nigeria Digital Economy Summit, holding in Abuja.

His arrival in the country, along with a large delegation of Chinese businessmen has elicited a lot of interest among Nigerians, with the Chinese billionaire, worth close to $38billion, trending on Twitter Nigeria.

Earlier today, he paid a visit to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. More photos below...

Police detain 98 persons for running online gambling

Police in east China’s Zhejiang Province have apprehended 98 suspects for running online gambling involving a total of 290 million yuan ($41.3m).

In 2018, police in the city of Zhoushan cracked down on several cases in which suspects organised gambling in group chats on social media platforms through a mahjong app.

After investigation, police found that Zhoushan had 220,000 registered users of the app by early 2018, with daily active users exceeding 20,000.

According to the police, the app was developed by a tech company in Shanghai, which had developed more than 30 kinds of gambling apps involving over 20 provinces and cities, including Shanghai, Shanxi and Hebei.

APC has no Governorship candidate in Bayelsa election, court rules

A Federal High Court in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on Thursday declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) didn’t follow constitutional guidelines in its primaries hence the party has no candidate for the November 16th election in the state.

The case was presided over Justice Jane Inyang.

One of the APC governorship aspirants, Senator Heineken Lopkobiri had earlier approached the court asking it to declare him, and not David Lyon, the authentic candidate of the APC.

Court throws out Busola Dakolo's case against faoyinbo, awards N1m to Fatoyinbo

A High Court in Bwari, Abuja on Thursday threw out the case filed by Busola Dakolo against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA).

This came after Fatoyinbo filed an objection and an affidavit at the Court reiterating that Busola’s statements were false and concocted to embarrass, scandalise and ridicule Fatoyinbo.

He argued that from the inception, she sought the attention of the media and press, and brought the civil action even while the Police’s investigation was ongoing.

Beautiful new photos of actress Beverly Naya

Pretty! Two more photos below.....

Di'ja announces baby number 3 with husband

Mavin star, Hadiza Bell popularly known as Di'ja has announced she is pregnant again. Di'ja made the announcement on IG saying she and her husband are expecting baby number 3.

''Mummy of 3 loading.... with our third child on the way,Alhamdullilah, I’ve been pushing to get projects in before the year ends'', she announced.

John Dumelo celebrates his dad on his 70th birthday

John Dumelo's dad is 70 today. To celebrate him, he took to his Instagram page to wish him a happy birthday! Yes taller than papa! lol, Na so!

Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves gets fake six-pack removed and put in his bum instead

Rodrigo Alves has undergone a dramatic surgical procedure to remove his fake six-pack and have it put into his bum to make it look bigger.

The former Celebrity Big Brother star - better known as the Human Ken Doll - has gone under the knife dozens of times in a bid to completely transform his look.

But in one of his most radical moves ever, the 36-year-old has had his infamous fake six-pack taken out and the fat inserted into his backside to give him a Brazilian Bum Lift.

And he did it all on camera for a German TV documentary.

Pink confirms she's taking a break from music

Pink has confirmed that she will be leaving music and performing behind, for a year at least.

The 40-year-old singer has spent the past two years on the road with her successful Beautiful Trauma World Tour and she is now looking in a different direction for her future.

Pink arrived at the Country Music Association Awards for 2019 with her kids in tow as she and husband Carey Hart made the event a family affair.

Speaking about her future on the red carpet, Pink confirmed: "It’s time to do something else for a minute."

Wizkid's first babymama Shola Ogudu thinks she is one hell of a yummy mummy as she hangs out with celebs in Dubai (photos)

Wizkid's first babymama, Sola Ogudu is also at the moment in Dubai. And ofcus she's there hanging out with celebs. She shared photos of herself online, saying she is one hell of a yummy mummy!

Akpororo and wife exchange sweet words as they mark their 4th wedding anniversary

The couple are celebrating their 4th wedding anniversary today and Akpororo spoke about how love almost killed him, as he visited his wife back then in Ibadan almost 4 to 5 times a week. In her response, she said their love is real and would never die. They also both shared the same picture on their respective Instagram pages, but just with different postures. What both of them said after the cut. Happy anniversary!

Kevin Hart opens up needing help to use the toilet amid recovery from car crash

Kevin Hart spoke about the hardships he faced during his recovery from a major car crash less than three months ago - including how he felt needing a helper to use the toilet.

'It is the most humbling thing in the world,' he said while appearing Tuesday on his SiriusXM show Straight From The Hart. 'You really are helpless. There was nothing I could do.'

The Ride Along actor continues his physical recovery from a September 1 crash which required him to have three areas of his spine fused in an emergency surgery.

Nigerian man, Kenyan woman arrested and charged for preaching in Kenya without permit

Authorities in Kenya have charged a Nigerian pastor and a Kenyan woman with engaging in evangelism without a permit.

According to Kenya newspaper, Daily Nation, Mr Joseph Ifeanyichukwu Ezeking, 39, and Alice Kawira, 35, on diverse dates between January and September this year preached without work permit in Embu and Meru counties.

Ms Kawira was charged with harbouring the foreigner at her place while knowing that he was illegally engaging in the evangelism.

The other side of policing (must watch video) ❤️❤️

I don't know some of you might not like this, but this just made my morning, lol. Plus they were very professional too. I think you can't dance with your cap on as a police officer, they all removed it. Wow! If every police man and woman could be this gentle and LOVING! Me love!!!

Video credit: The boss himself, Dele Momodu.

Alicia Keys makes history as she's about to host the Grammy Awards for the second time

She's won 15 Grammys in her career to date.

And now Alica Keys will make Grammy history by becoming the first female recording artist to host the annual music awards show more than once.

The Recording Academy announced on Wednesday that the 38-year-old will return as host of the 62nd Grammy Awards in 2020.

She hosted for the first time this past February.

Fans thrilled as Jaywon shows off his flat belly in Dubai

Their reactions below... ❤️

Troubled Edo PDP also mocks troubled Edo APC... and the mockery is legendary...

All hail politicians! Troubled Edo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that on Tuesday suspended its former governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, is now mocking Edo APC which is also deeply troubled (open secret).

PDP mocked the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), over the gale of suspension rocking it.

The state chairman of PDP, Dan Orbih, who was reacting to the crisis, while addressing journalists in Benin, said that it is only in APC that the national chairman, the state chairman and the secretary, would be suspended in one day.

Sexiest man alive, John Legend looks hunky in Fendi shearling jacket

He is certainly living up to his new title.

John Legend looked handsome as ever while seen out and about in Los Angeles for the first time since being named 2019 People magazine Sexiest Man Alive.

The 40-year-old crooner looked stylish in a brown Fendi shearling-trimmed wool-fleece blouson jacket - which retails at $3,980 on a solo outing Wednesday.

We had s.e.x less than 3 times a year.. court documents show shocking revelation Halle Berry made during daughter's custody battle with ex, Aubry

Halle Berry made explosive claims about her ex Gabriel Aubry, accusing him of incest, racism and emotional abuse during their fight over custody of daughter Nahla, back at the turn of the decade.

New details have come to light about the case through documents obtained by which were originally sealed by courts.

In the explosive legal documents from the 2011 case, the actress made several shocking claims about her ex.

Berry, 53, and Aubry engaged in a bitter public custody battle after their split in 2010. The couple began dating in 2005 and welcomed daughter Nahla in March 2008.

Prince William greets Rita Ora with a kiss at Centrepoint's 50th Anniversary Gala (photos)

Prince William arrived at Centrepoint's 50th Anniversary Gala last night looking smart in a green velvet suit jacket and bow tie - and greeted singer Rita Ora with a kiss.

The Duke of Cambridge, 37,  is a long-standing patron of the charity, which helps homeless young people get back into education, training and employment.

He was joined by his cousin Princess Beatrice, who was there to show her support for the charity at the Roundhouse in Camden, wearing a black dress with colourful patterns, underneath a black winter coat.

Later singer Rita Ora, who was in a low cut silver beaded dress, looked happy to see the Prince as she spoke to him and kissed him on the cheek.

Yaba, Jibowu roads to be shut down for two days for construction of rail tracks

The Lagos State Government says it will be closing down Yaba and Jibowu/Ogunmorin axis on the 16th and 23rd of November respectively from 8:00pm to 6:00am for the Level Cross construction of the rail tracks.

It said this was in line with the Nigerian Railway Modernization Project (Lagos-Ibadan section) with extension to Lagos Port at Apapa.

A statement from the Ministry of Transportation said on the 16th of November, the Jibowu axis will be closed down, while the Yaba axis of the rail will be shutdown on the 23rd of November.

PDP describes Hate Speech Bill as unconstitutional, undemocratic and barbarous

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the Hate Speech Prohibition Bill in the National Assembly, as “unconstitutional, undemocratic and a barbarous”.

The PDP said the bill seeking stringent punishment including death by hanging as penalty were deliberately hazy and nebulous with the malicious intention to victimize innocent Nigerians.

The party gave the rejection in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan on Wednesday in Abuja.

Ologbondiyan said that the bill was targeted at official extermination of voice of dissent and perceived opposition.

Lagos state to host 2019 World Science day

Lagos State Government is set to host the year 2019 edition of the World Science Day for Peace and Development.

The grand finale of the event which comes up on Monday 18th November, 2019 at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja, aims to ensure that citizens are kept informed of developments in science.

The theme of this year is “Open science, leaving no one behind”.

World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights the significant role of Science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. It also underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives.

3 men who kidnapped Oniba of Iba sentenced to death

Three kidnappers who kidnapped a Lagos monarch, the Oniba of Iba, Oba Yushau Goriola Oseni some years ago have been sentenced to death by the Special Offences Court in Ikeja, Lagos.

The conviction was secured by the Lagos State Government through the Ministry of Justice.

In a landmark ruling presided over by Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court in Ikeja on Wednesday, and handed down in an hour long proceedings, the trial judge found all the accused guilty of all the charges brought against them.

The defendants were charged for the offences of conspiracy, murder, attempted murder, armed robbery and kidnapping.

More Nigerian lecturers sacked over #sexforgrades

A lecturer has been dismissed, while 10 other lecturers have been suspended at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education,Port Harcourt over the allegation of demanding cash or sex for grades from desperate students.

The Vice Chancellor of the University Prof. Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele, disclosed this when the Rivers State House of Assembly committee on Education led by Christian Ahiakwo visited the institution as part oversight function on Wednesday.

Ndimele did not give details of the lecturers sanctioned by the university.

Police discover illegal hospital operated by a Ghanaian in Mafoluku, Lagos (see video)

The Police have discovered an illegal hospital operated by a Ghanaian in Mafoluku area of Lagos State.

The man who claimed he came into Nigeria as a nursing tutor in 1982, established the hospital 14 years after.

Upon interrogation, the consultant and operator Hayfore Adu – Peprah, who says he is suffering from hypertension, diabetes and kidney disease could not provide the certificate he claimed to have obtained before operating the private home.

Damilola Adegbite shows off her abs

Well not only Halle berry got it!

13 die, 10 critically injured as truck collides with two buses on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

No fewer than 13 persons died, while 10 others were injured in a multiple crash around Saapade, near Ogere on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, on Wednesday.

Mr Clement Oladele, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, confirmed the incident in Abeokuta.

Oladele said that the crash occurred around 5 pm. at Saapade, where diversion was created by RCC, the construction company currently working on the rehabilitation of the corridor.

He noted that the accident was caused by a speeding truck heading towards Lagos, but which suddenly suffered a burst tyre.

El-Rufai will never be president of Nigeria, Bishop of Zaria blows hot

The Bishop of Zaria, Rt Rev Abiodun Ogunyemi has denounced the Archbishop of Kaduna and the general secretary of the Anglican Consultative Council for paying a “humiliating visit” to Governor Nasir El-Rufai to apologise for criticising him over a plan to demolish the St George’s Cathedral in the university town.

Ogunyemi said the apology was all an attempt to make the governor look good in preparation for a possible presidential ambition in 2023.

But to Ogunyemi, the apology boiled to nought, according to a statement he published on the church’s website,