Saturday, June 15, 2019

WHO panel decides not to declare international Ebola emergency anymore

A World Health Organization panel decided on Friday not to declare an international emergency over Congo’s Ebola outbreak despite its spread to Uganda this week, concluding such a declaration could cause too much economic harm. 

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has commenced issuance of residence permits to foreign nationals in the next three months as it moves to expel millions of illegal immigrants living in the country.

Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede, disclosed this during the passing out ceremony of the 44th Superintendent Basic Course for 396 trained officers from the Immigration Training School, Kano.

NOUN Law graduates write Buhari, may opt for mass protest over delay into Law school

Law graduates of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) have rejected in totality the excuses given for delaying their admission into the Nigerian Law School for vocational training 6 months after President Muhammadu Buhari gave assent to NOUN (Amendment) Act.

The presidential assent was given to remedy the claimed irregularities in the NOUN Act as pointed out during a Public Hearing by the Senate Committee on Public Petitions.

This was contained in a communiqué to Buhari by the aggrieved students under the umbrella of Law Graduates Forum, NOUN which was signed by its chairman, Carl Umegboro and secretary, Ado Garuba on Friday in Abuja.

Ukraine wins U-20 FIFA World Cup

Ukraine have won the 2019 FIFA Under-20 World Cup after beaten South Korea 3-1 in the final on Saturday in Poland.

South Korea scored an early goal through a penalty in the 5th minute of the game. The penalty was converted by Lee Kangin.

The Ukranian team fought back to level score on 34th minute after Supriaga V scored to make it 1-1.

The Eastern European side made it 2-1 after Supriaga got his brace on 53rd minute with an assist by Konoplia.

Tsitaishvili sealed victory for Ukraine on 89th minute as he grabbed a superb goal after a solo run.

Makinde commiserates with traders after Aperin fire

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde on Saturday expressed sadness over news of the fire incident at Aperin market, in Ibadan the state capital.

Makinde, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa, commiserated with the victims of the fire incident, saying that his government would get to the roots of the sad incident.

He said “I condole with the market men and women who lost their valuables to the fire incident.

”It saddens me to hear this is happening at a time we are putting heads together to expand the economy of this state and put more money in the pockets of our people.

Nigeria set to deport millions of illegal aliens

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has commenced issuance of residence permits to foreign nationals in the next three months as it moves to expel millions of illegal immigrants living in the country.

Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede, disclosed this during the passing out ceremony of the 44th Superintendent Basic Course for 396 trained officers from the Immigration Training School, Kano.

According to him: “In the next three months, the Service would commence issuance of Residence Permits to Foreign Nationals resident in the country and anybody who failed to possess his own before the expiration of the stipulated time faces deportation.

Lady explains how she almost got bullied by her former boss for dumping law to open a bar

A twitter user has explained how she almost got bullied by her former boss, because she dumped law to run a bar. In a nutshell, she explained it's all about the benjamins. Her story...

''Stopped by my old office. Boss expressed his displeasure about my leaving legal practice. Tried to shame in front of juniors by asking me to move a motion. Smh. Told him, i’ve got 16staff on my payroll, I run the company & besides there are not enough seats in court.

''Saw car keys in my hand and said I’m a big girl now. Asked for the car, told him I parked down the street… On my way driving out, I saw him & the juniors clustered at the window peeping, gave them a wave of hand and sped off. 😒

Chris Brown is expecting a child from ex-girlfriend

Chris Brown’s ex-girlfriend Ammika Harris is pregnant with the couple’s first child together, according to Us Weekly.

“Chris isn’t dating her and they broke up a few months ago,” a source close to the singer, told the news outlet.

In May, the singer dropped a hint when he commented on a photo of the model, 26, playing basketball at an arcade. “BM BAD,” he wrote, using the common abbreviation for “baby mama.”

Video: Ruggedman thanks Nigerians after attack

Ruggedman has released a video thanking Nigerians and all his friends who checked up on him after he was attacked earlier in London by yet to be identified men. The rapper was at a restaurant when the attack took place and many social media users have linked it to Naira Marley. Ruggedman says he is fine and ofcourse very grateful. Watch the video below...

Khloe Kardashian congratulates Lamar Odom as he makes it to NYT best sellers list

Former NBA star Lamar Odom spilled all his secrets in his memoir Darkness To Light. Odom shared stories about his drug addiction, sexual exploits with prostitutes, personal failures, as well as behind-the-scenes details of his marriage to Khloe Kardashian. Not everything he said about his ex-wife and her family was favorable, but that didn't keep Kardashian from showing Odom love on his Instagram earlier today.

Odom shared on social media that his memoir reached No. 6 on the New York Times best-sellers list. Overcome with emotion, Odom wrote in the caption, "Wow don’t know where to begin. We did this! We made @nytimes best sellers list for my first book, Darkness To Light! What felt like a lifetime of writing and working on this project finally came to Light and I am grateful to YOU ALL!"

Gideon Okeke and wife are expecting a baby

Nollywood actor, Gideon Okeke and his wife, Chidera Uduezue are expecting a baby. The actor announced the pleasant news on social media with the caption;

''Some of Us are ANGELS…'' Check out the post below…

Taraba varsity suspends two months strike

 The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Taraba State University Chapter, on Friday suspended its two-month-old strike, following agreement reached between the union and the state government.

The ASUU Chairman of the university, Dr.  Samuel Shikaa, disclosed this shortly   after a meeting of the union in Jalingo.

Shikaa said the offers given to the union  by the state government were partially considered and approved by  its congress,  leading to the suspension of the strike.

He added that the implementation of some parts of the agreement had commenced and the union directed members to return to work,  even as he called on the students to get back for academic activities. Good news!

Dino Melaye openly calls Senate Deputy President, Omo-Agege a mace thief (evidence)

The re-elected Senator posted a photo on his instagram page that alleges newly elected Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege is a mace thief. He then wrote;

''When you work with a Mace thief''

In the past, Omo-Agege had been accused of stealing the mace.

Regina Daniels shares a photo of her husband for the first time with love emojis

Regina Daniels is gradually sharing her private life with the public, shortly after revealing she is indeed married to 59-year old Billionaire Ned Nwoko. She shared the pic on her insta story with love emojis.

Nigerian singer, Aramide to be inducted into governing board of the Grammys

Nigerian singer, Aramide Sarumoh, simply known as Aramide, and 18 others are to be inducted into the Recording Academy Governance Board of the Grammys.

The music star, while reminiscing on her music career revealed this in a tweet on her twitter handle.
She recalled the time she started singing and how she just wanted to be heard. Aramide revealed that
she had been an active voting member of the Grammys recording academy for years.

“And today I’m happy to announce to you that after being an active voting member of the recording academy for years, this Monday, I will be inducted into the Recording Academy (the GRAMMYs®) Governance Board. I will now be a part of the Governors for the Washington DC Chapter board,’’.

Why I shared my CS story online - Kunle Afod's wife

Desola, wife of popular Nollywood actor, Kunle Afod, recently revealed how she almost aborted her last son due to lack of funds for a cesarean section required to deliver the baby. The mother of four, who had all her children born by caesarean section, was criticised by some Internet users for revealing too much.

However, when Saturday Beats reached out to her, she noted that she decided to share the news on her page to educate and encourage women who had some misconceptions about caesarean section.

“Some women always share their touching stories with me about how they are scared about going under the knife to have their children due to the complications.

Video: Ruggedman attacked at a London restaurant

Ruggedman, has been attacked by four unidentified men in a restaurant in London. The rapper posted the video of the attack on instagram.

‘'Being attacked by 4 misguided boys will not deter me from fighting for the youths, even though they blindly fight me. #shoutout #londonmetpolic @london_police_department for prompt action. The restaurant owner was just asking if everyone had paid for their food 🤣🤣#businessneverpersonal'’, he wrote. Watch the video below...

Diddy congratulates his ex as she announces pregnancy news

Diddy has congratulated his ex-girlfriend, Cassie as she announces pregnancy news.

Two days after the singer, 32, confirmed that she’s expecting her first child with boyfriend Alex Fine, the music executive shared a tribute to the couple on Instagram.

“Congratulations @Cassie and Alex. I wish you all nothing but love and happiness,” he wrote alongside a photo of Cassie cuddling with her man. “God bless ❤️❤️❤️ L O V E.” Agbaya!

My wife criticises me if I don’t play romantic roles well –Antar Laniyan

Nigerian actor, Antar Laniyan, in an exclusive interview with Saturday Beats has revealed the secret behind his youthful looks and agility. In the interview, the actor described not womanising as the secret behind his looks, adding that he was only interested in his wife.

Describing his wife as a blessing, Laniyan said, “There are so many things that I do not indulge myself in. For instance, I do not run after women. Even when the women run after me, I just smile and run away.

 One thing I want people to know is that you cannot do away with women. You admire them and they admire you as well but you do not have to take all of them to bed. A woman that is star struck can come to me, I would hug her, give her a peck (on the cheek) and let her feel welcome, but I do not have to take her to bed.”

I almost died after losing N12m movie file –Bose Alao

2016 is a year Nigerian actress, Bose Alao, will not forget in a hurry as her N12m film project got lost. In an exclusive chat with Saturday Beats, the actress noted that at that stage in her life, she almost died.

 She said, “The lowest point of my career was when I shot a movie in 2016 and I lost the whole file, everything. This was a movie that had stars like Majid Michel form Ghana, Mercy Johnson, and other big stars.

 I lost everything, including my weight as I was reduced to a size six from a size 10; however, life goes on. Before I detected that I had lost my files, I had sent the movies to about four countries for viewing but it was rejected because they were blank files. I did not have a backup.

Herbalist who duped Korean of N30m arraigned in court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office has arraigned a 31-year-old herbalist, Jamiu Isiaka on a four-count charge in a Kwara State High Court for impersonating the group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru and the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina and duping a Korean national in the process.

The suspect, with others at large, allegedly used the names of the senior government officials to scam a South Korean national, Keun Sig Kim to the tune of N30 million under a false pretence of securing for him an NNPC approval/marketing form and license certificate to buy crude oil in Nigeria.

According to Kim, “I transferred Four Thousand, Two Hundred and Eighty-five United States Dollars, Seventy-one cents only to the United Bank of Africa, account number 2107575870 in the name of one Jamiu Isiaka, an associate of Mr Shola Adeshina. It is noteworthy that this account particulars have been provided severally for me to make transfer to.”

I had a strange feeling before my mum died -Sotayo

Actor and producer, Tayo Sobola, popularly known as Sotayogaga, was thrown into a mournful mood last month after she lost her mum. In an interview with Saturday Beats, she revealed that before she heard the news of her mother’s death, she had a weird feeling.

“My mum was everything to me; she was my confidant, even though we fought a lot. I was filming when I heard the news of her death, but prior to that time, I had a weird feeling and I was crying; people thought I was acting.

I was extremely cold and I was standing by my car before I received the call from my sister, telling me my mum was gone. I drove all the way to her house by myself.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Chelsea legend fears it's too soon for Frank Lampard to become their new manager

John Hollins understands Chelsea’s law of gravity which makes the manager’s job irresistible to long servants with 600 games on the clock as a player.

And as the Blues prepare to anoint favourite son Frank Lampard , after waving Maurizio Sarri out of the Stamford Bridge fire escape without a carriage clock, Hollins accepts the next man to wear the crown will be decided by forces of nature.

Like others, he wonders if the golden ticket might have come Lampard’s way a tad early – and whether Chelsea’s transfer embargo will be a ruinous handicap for a novice. But Hollins, who was in charge at the Bridge from 1985-88, believes the biggest pull of all will be the chance for Lampard to consolidate his legend.

Real Madrid sign Japanese Messi from FC Tokyo

Real Madrid have signed Japanese teenager Takefusa Kubo - describing him as "one of the most promising young players in the world".

The midfielder will join Real Madrid Castilla, the club's reserve team. Kubo, 18, is on duty at the Copa America with Japan, for whom he made his international debut on 9 June against El Salvador.

Madrid will pay 2m euros (£1.78m) to Japanese top-flight side FC Tokyo for the player, reports Marca.

Naira Marley finally regains freedom

Nigerian musician, Azeez Fashola better known as Naira Marley has been released from prison custody after perfecting his bail condition.

The artiste was arrested and charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on an 11 count charge of advance fee fraud popularly called 'yahoo yahoo'. The singer who has since fulfilled all his bail conditions was finally released today.

Two storey building collapses in Warri this afternoon

A two storey building still under construction in Warri has collapsed.

The building around the Marine Quarters axis collapsed to the ground on Friday, leaving a huge heap of rubbles.

Although there was no casualty, as there was nobody within the walls of the building as at the time of the incident, at about 1:00pm, the collapsing structure left impacts on two nearby living quarters.

According to sources at the scene of the incident, labourers working on the building had suspended works in the meantime as a result of the rains, which had been more constant in the last few days.

Shocking! Gorilla allegedly swallows N7m in Kano zoo

Another shocking story making the rounds, after last year’s JAMB money-swallowing snake, has claimed that a big Gorilla swallowed N6.8 million in the Kano Zoological Gardens during Sallah celebration.

According to BBC Pidgin, the Chief Revenue Officer for the zoo, when approached, said on Wednesday, that the said money, approximately six million, eight hundred and twenty thousand naira, was money realised as gate fee from fun-seekers who had visited the zoo during Sallah celebration to watch the animals.

A local radio station in the state, Freedom Radio had reported on Thursday that one of the finance officers it spoke with had said that one huge Gorilla sneaked into their office and carried the money and ran away, where it went and allegedly swallowed the close to seven million naira. Also, when asked, the Managing Director of the zoo, Kashekobo, confirmed the development to the BBC Pidgin but, however, said that he had nothing more to say about it other than that the matter was under investigation.

New photos of nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo

Really cute for a mom of two teenagers.


Boris Johnson finally admits using cocaine in 'inconclusive' event at 19

Boris Johnson appears to have finally admitted taking cocaine after mounting questions dogged his Tory leadership battle.

Asked directly when he last used the Class A drug, the Tory leadership frontrunner replied by saying a "single inconclusive event" when he was a teenager.

Asked if he had taken cocaine since then, he replied: "No."

Mr Johnson was quizzed by BBC Radio 4's The World At One after dodging questions on the subject at his leadership launch this week.

Trader allegedly steals woman’s handbag

A 29-year-old trader, Musediq Alkasim, who allegedly stole a woman’s handbag worth N7,000, on Friday appeared in a Kubwa Grade I Area Court.

The police charged Alkasim with theft.

The Prosecution Counsel, John Okpa, told the court that the complainant, Miss Joy Ali reported the matter at the Kubwa Police Station on June 5.

He alleged that the handbag was recovered from the defendant by some youths who chased after him.

Oyetola visits Buratai over insecurity in Osun

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has urged the Chief of Army Staff , Lt.- Gen. Tukur Buratai, to speed up action on the joint security team to combat rising security challenge in the state.

A statement issued in Osogbo by Mr Adeniyi Adeshina, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, said Oyetola made the plea when he met with Buratai in Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the Osun government had announced that a joint security team of policemen, soldiers and operatives in other security agencies would be set up to patrol the highways and dark spots.

According to Adeshina, the governor told the Chief of Army Staff that his visit was a follow up to the letter of request sent to him to support the security efforts in the state.

Man sues fiancee for calling off wedding

A businessman, Alhaji Shehu Marafa, on Friday prayed a Gudu Grade II Court to order his estranged fiancee to return the N500,000 he gave her to plan their wedding.

Marafa filed a suit against Aisha Shetima over her failure to honor the marriage agreement between them.

He alleged that Shetima collected N500,000 to plan for their wedding.

In his testimony before the court, Marafa claimed that in February, he went to meet Shetima’s parents in Bauchi after which he paid N50,000 as bride price and gave the parents N20,000, a basket of Kola nuts and a carton of sweets as part of the marriage negotiations.

Chuddy K shares new photos of his twins as they turn 1

Singer, Chukwudi Ken Agali -Chuddy K’s twins are 1 today. He shared lovely new photos of his girls on his instagram page writing;

‘Happy birthday to my double bundle of joy. My favor and fourtune. You have been nothing but joy to me and ur mama. I love you girls with all of my ♥️’

Ariana Grande cries on stage while honoring late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller

Ariana Grande enlisted the help of her fans as she sang an emotional tribute to her late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller on Wednesday night.

The 25-year-old singer choked back tears as she sang Thank U, Next to a packed stadium in Miller's hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on her Sweetener tour.

Grande stumbled around the lyrics 'Wish I could say thank you to Malcolm,' but the audience made sure to back up their favorite performer and helped her recover with a wild applause for the rapper.

Ariana stood in the middle of the stage with back-up vocalists on each side during the performance.

Madonna admits her children's lives would be 'less challenging' if they 'didn't have her as their mother

Madonna has revealed her children's lives would be 'less challenging' if they 'didn't have her as a mother.'

The pop icon, 60, said she believes Lourdes, 22, Rocco, 18, David, 13, Mercy, 13, and twins Estere and Stelle, six, sometimes 'wish [she] wasn't Madonna'.

The songstress' confession came as she admitted it 'took [her] breath away' when she realised how famous she had become in the early years of her career.

Speaking on the Graham Norton Show on Friday, she said: 'I think they wish I wasn't Madonna. I think it would be less challenging, in their minds, if they didn't have me as their mother.'

Did Prince Harry tell Meghan to 'turn around' at Trooping the Colour?

Prince Harry told the Duchess of Sussex to 'turn around' during Trooping the Colour, a lip reading expert has revealed.

The Duke of Sussex, 34, was filmed speaking to Meghan, 37, while she was stood in front of him on the balcony of Buckingham Palace last Saturday.

At one point the Duchess turned back to speak to her husband twice in quick succession, prompting Prince Harry to utter two brief phrases in response. The exchange sparked widespread speculation on social media over what was said.

Analysing the footage, lip reading expert Jacqui Press concluded Prince Harry said to Meghan, 'yes, that's right' when she looked at him the first time, before adding: 'Turn around... Look,' when she turned back to him a short time later.

Famous father/son pose for GQ Magazine ahead of 2019 Fathers’ Day

A series of famous dads and their sons are taking part in a campaign for GQ ahead of Father's Day 2019, to encourage men to connect with their families and talk candidly about male cancer.

The likes of Gordon Ramsay and Tom Daley have been profiled in support of Father and Son Day, a month-long campaign which is taking place through June.

From Gordon and his 19-year-old son Jack, to Tom and his 11-month old baby Robert [named after Tom's own late father who died in 2011 from a brain tumor] the feature profiles 18 celebs and the men closest to them.

Boxer Anthony Joshua is featured, and asserts that he doesn't want his son Joseph, two, to follow in his footsteps when it comes to hitting the ring.

20-year-old drowns in a pond while bathing

A 20-year-old man, Mustapha Abdullahi, has drowned while bathing in a pond at Kofar Mata by Hauran Balago Municipal in Kano.

The Public Relations Officer of the State Fire Service, Mr Saidu Mohammed, made the disclosure in Kano on Friday.

Mohammed said that the incident happened on Friday morning when the deceased went to take his bath.

“We received a distress call today from one Malam Muhammadu Rabiu at about 08:00a.m. that Abdullahi’s body was found floating in a pond.

South Korean court tells cheating husband he must stay married

A cheating husband cannot divorce his wife despite having a years-long affair, a South Korean court ruled Friday (Jun 14), insisting only the injured party in a marriage could initiate a legal separation.

Movie director Hong Sang-soo, 58, a Cannes film festival regular, filed for divorce in 2016, shortly after his relationship with actress Kim Min-hee became public.

But Hong's wife, whom he wed in 1985, refused to play along - leading to a drawn-out legal battle that has lasted for years.

Seoul Family Court on Friday dismissed Hong's petition, and awarded costs against him.

If my brother breaks traffic law, arrest him, Governor Sanwo to LASTMA

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday told officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA not to spare anyone who violated traffic laws, even if it was his brother.

Sanwo–Olu, who was at LASTMA office in Oshodi, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria on Friday said emphatically that if his brother broke traffic law, he should be arrested.

According to him, there would be no sacred cow in the enforcement of the law, saying that if anyone broke traffic law and was arrested and he said he knew the governor, “tell him to call the governor to pay the money for the offence.”

Man surprises a UNILAG student he was crushing on with bouquet of Dollars

A man has surprised a UNILAG student with bouquet of Dollars just to get her attention.

The student who was in her hostel - Moremi hall received the gifts containing flowers and chocolates and a bouquet of Dollars with chocolates nestled between each Dollar note. According to the Twitter user who shared the video online, the Dollar notes amount to be 540K .Watch the video below.....