Saturday, June 29, 2019

Soyinka breaks silence on window plane seat saga

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has broken his silence on the recent aircraft seat controversy which has gone viral on social media.

Soyinka, in a statement on Saturday described what transpired as a non-issue. He wondered about the massive publicity it generated.

The Nobel laureate suggested humorously that airlines could impose a fine on passengers who took the wrong seat on boarding, even for a second to raise money in pursuit of health issues across the world.

ECOWAS honours Adadevoh, Nane Annan, Acogny

The Economic Commission of West African States at its 55th Ordinary Session in Abuja took a historic step today to honour three women with excellence awards and giving them cash gifts.

One of the beneficiaries was Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh, who died after taking great risk to prevent Ebola virus from spreading in the city of Lagos after attending to a Liberian patient, Patrick Sawyer in her

First Consultant Hospital, Ikoyi. She placed the man in quarantine despite pressures from the Liberian government. And she paid for it, contacting the virus and dying in August 2014 at the age of 57.

She was given posthumously a prize of $10,000.

Air Force bombs Boko Haram hideouts, kill bandits

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed terrorists’ hideouts and killed some fighters at Gobara and Bakassi in Borno.

Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja, added that the operation was conducted on Friday in separate air raids.

According to Daramola, the settlements were two of the targets selected for attack in the intensive air interdiction operations launched by the ATF on Wednesday.

He explained that the attack on Gobara, a settlement in the Sambisa Forest area, was carried out by two Alpha Jets after Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions had identified a segment of the settlement being used by Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) fighters to store their logistics and other equipment.

Woman is killed by train after she dropped her phone on railway tracks and went to pick it

A woman was struck and killed by a train after she dropped her phone onto railway tracks and went to pick it up.

Felon Smith, 37, died when she was hit by a train at midday on Thursday in Chicago in front of traumatised passengers.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Smith had reportedly ignored repeated warnings to stay off the track, causing two hour long delays on the rest of the line.

Model claims Mo Salah’s comments have made her a hate figure & could be attacked if she returns to Egypt

A British-Egyptian model says she has become a hate figure and fears she could be attacked if she returns to Egypt.

Merhan Keller claims she has received 'thousands' of messages of abuse after Liverpool star Mohamed Salah tweeted about his Egypt team-mate Amr Warda and helped secure his return to the Africa Cup of Nations squad.

Warda had been sent home from the tournament after admitting that he had sent vile messages of a sexual nature to Ms Keller, 28, over social media.

Stella Damasus hints there’s another rape victim of Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo

Nollywood actress Stella Damasus has hinted about another rape victim of Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Academy(COZA).

In a tweet posted Friday night,Stella mentioned the story of an unidentified lady she has known for 15 years, who also shared her rape experience with Fatoyinbo.

“I am in tears right now. Just got off the phone with someone I have known for 15 years. She had the same experience with this same pastor. The details of her experience were so shocking. She told people around him, but they all suppressed it. Are people still doubting this incident?”, Stella wrote.

”Some people have mastered the art of manipulation and brainwashing. It’s not easy to break free from that. God help and heal us”.

20-year-old wife stabs husband to death

A 20-year-old woman, Makoduchukwu Ndubisi has reportedly stabbed her husband to death.

The incident which occurred on Saturday took place in Nsugbe, Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The deceased, John Bosko Ngu, was allegedly stabbed on his chest by the wife with a sharp knife over a feud yet to be ascertained.

Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed who confirmed the incident said the corpse of deceased had been deposited at a morgue, adding that investigation had commenced.

Police warn of worst bank scam letter ever seen in UK

Scam's aren't a joke - sometimes leaving people penniless after criminals con them into parting with their life savings.

Some are also incredibly clever, technically sophisticated and play out over months. Others, less so.

In fact, Cheshire Police have uncovered what they're calling the "worst scam ever" after they were made aware of a letter warning people their debit card could spontaneously combust.

The letter pretends to be from Barclays, and tells people they are at risk of being burnt "terribly" unless they return the cards - along with their personal details including the card's PIN - to an address in India.

Meghan Markle and Harry 'hire third nanny in six weeks' after two pulled out

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have reportedly hired their third nanny for baby Archie in just six weeks - but there's a very good reason for the move.

The couple are said to have made the appointment after two other childminders stopped working for them.

The news added to speculation that the Sussexes were difficult to work for - following a spate high-profile departures from the couple's household.

Mum of 4 is suspected to be killed by man in same car with her, but he sets car alight to ‘act’ it was an accident

Family and friends have paid tribute to a tragic mum who died after being burned in a flaming car.

Ann Drummond was found rolling around screaming for help in a field in Bathgate in West Lothian on Tuesday night.

The 47-year-old, who is believed to have four children, had suffered a serious head injury.

A man, also aged 47, was also found with burns and is currently in a serious condition in Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary.

228 dead, over 100,000 infected as flu hits Australia

At least 228 Australians have been killed and over 100,000 people have been infected so far during this year's flu season.

The latest life claimed was of a young Victorian father, who had been immunised from the virus before falling ill. Health authorities say this year is one of the most severe seasons on record.

15 killed as wall collapses at construction site in India

At least 15 people were killed, including three children, when a compound wall near a construction site fell on temporary huts of laborers in the western Indian city of Pune following heavy rain, a fire brigade official said on Saturday.

Families of construction laborers were sleeping in the huts when the building wall collapsed in the early morning, he said.

“We are trying to rescue people that are trapped under the wall and the soil mud,” said the official, adding “so far we have rescued three workers.”

Seyi Makinde appoints Adeosun as SSG

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has appointed Mrs Olubamiwo Adeosun, as the Secretary to the State Government (SSG).

Adeosun was the Country Implementation Lead of the Shell Business Operations (SBO), Nigeria.

Mr Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, disclosed this on Friday in a statement in Ibadan.

Makinde said: ”we are proud to attract Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun, a talented technocrat at Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) to support me to drive our transformation agenda.

Tunisian president 'improving significantly'

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, who suffered a health crisis on Thursday, is reportedly improving "significantly".

The 92 year old was taken to hospital on Thursday.

A spokesperson said Mr Essebsi’s health had improved significantly and he had called the defence minister to discuss the situation in the country.

US and China agree to restart trade talks

The United States and China have agreed to resume trade negotiations, easing a protracted row that has fuelled a global economic slowdown.

US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping reached the agreement on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan.

Mr Trump said the talks had been "excellent".

He had threatened to impose an additional $300bn (£236bn) in tariffs on Chinese imports.

Anger over Mo Salah's 'second chance' tweet

Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah is being criticised after suggesting a teammate accused of sexual harassment should be given a "second chance".

The Liverpool superstar, who told Time magazine in April that the Middle East needed to change how it treats women, defended Amr Warda on Thursday in a tweet.

After women came forward with allegations of harassment, the Egyptian Football Federation (EFA) excluded Warda from playing in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), which Egypt are currently hosting.

The midfielder initially denied the allegations but on Thursday he apologised in a video on Twitter and promised not to repeat the incidents. Salah is now being criticised for supporting such an act.

Kenya bill aims to ban use of phones in online gambling

A bill is currently going through parliament in Kenya that aims to ban use of mobile phones in online gambling, according to Kenya's Business Daily newspaper. 

If the law is passed, anyone who uses a phone to place a bet will be fined 2m Kenyan shillings ($20,000). 

This will increase to 50m Kenyan shillings for businesses placing bets using mobile phones. 

Gamblers who currently make bets on their mobile phones do not necessarily need a bank account. 

Secretary-General of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, Anthony Porole is kidnapped

Anthony Porole, the Secretary-General of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has been kidnapped, the acting publicity secretary said.

Sunny Zorvah said Porole was kidnapped around 8.30 p.m. on Friday in his compound at Biara-Ogoni hometown in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State.

He said the kidnappers shot sporadically before escaping with him to an unknown destination.

Zorvah said that members of MOSOP are saddened over the kidnap and called for Porole’s immediate and unconditional release unhurt

Wonders in Lagos! Man brings out his private part to masturbate openly in a shop (video)

A twitter user has shared her very scary experience yesterday, narrating how she ran into a photography shop at Opic plaza to avoid the rain. She said she met this man there and they had a decent conversation, and shortly afterwards, he did this in her full glare! Watch the shocking video below...

You are high on your oyinbo prick! Bobrisky attacks Bisi Alimi after he initially called him out

Two ''LGBT community'' members are at war. Bob yesterday had supported Biodun Fatoyibo against Busola Dakolo asking Nigerians to chill saying it is only an allegation. Bisi, got wind of what Bob said, despite Bob already took it down and said Bob always stood for the wrong things. An angry Bob  has now fired hi m back saying he must be high on his oyibo prick. You already know Bisi is married to a white man. Who will now settle this quarrel?

Friday, June 28, 2019

5 Indian sailors kidnapped in Bonny freed, India government thanks Nigeria

Five Indian sailors who were abducted from a ship in Nigerian waters, near Bonny, have been rescued after over two months in captivity, India’s Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya said on Friday.

Mandaviya said the seafarers from the vessel ‘MT Apecus’ were kidnapped and taken ashore from the vessel in the outer anchorage off Bonny Island in Nigeria on April 19.

“An Inter-Ministerial Group of Officers (IMGO) was set up by the government under the Ministry of Shipping to deal with potential maritime security situations arising out of any hijacking at sea of merchant’s vessels with Indian crew,” he said in a statement, published by Indian

COZA Pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo breaks his silence, says I have never raped anyone before, even as an unbeliever

The Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo has denied ever raping popular musician, Timi Dakolo's wife, saying he has never raped anyone in his life, even when he was an unbeliever

Busola Dakolo, a mom of three, in an interview with Chude Jideonwo, a media entrepreneur, revealed that she was raped repeatedly by the pastor at different times.

Reacting to the story that has gone viral on social media, Fatoyinbo, in a statement on his Instagram page denied the act, saying “I have never raped before , not even as an unbeliever.”

He said he was aware that there had been a recent media publication on YouTube by YNaija operated by Red Media Group which showed an interview by Chude Jideonwo with Busola Dakolo.

Truck falls into Lagos canal (photos)

A Dangote Cement truck has just fallen into a canal at Iba Ojo road Lagos State. Eye witnesses allege the driver was on high speed. More photos...

Edo issues final warning to owners of illegal structures

The Edo State Government has given a final warning to owners of properties and illegal structures that flout the state’s extant town planning laws, in a renewed bid to rid the state of illegal structures along the right of way of roads/streets, river banks and Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) high tension lines, among others.

In a statement, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Erimona Oye Edorodion, said the state government has commenced the demolition of illegal structures after the expiration of warnings issued to the developers for seriously contravening extant state town planning laws.

According to him, “It is hereby announced for the information of the general public, especially illegal developers that the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development has commenced the demolition of illegal structures following the expiration of the notices earlier served on them for seriously contravening the State extant Town Planning Laws.”

Video: Biodun Fatoyinbo is a Cancer that will cripple Coza as well as the whole Body of Christ - Sade Ladipo

The media personality is the latest celebrity to call out the clergyman over allegations of rape leveled against him by the wife of popular musician, Busola Dakolo. While sharing a video of her reacting to the allegations, she also wrote;

''I’m shook and so unhappy
For the past 3years I’ve been trolling your Biodun Fatoyinbo mainly because I knew within me that he is the devil incarnate (I just found out today he blocked me sef 🤣🤣🤣) .

I’m completely sure that Coza as a church has been a blessing to many people but Biodun Fatoyinbo is a Cancer that will cripple Coza as well as the whole Body of Christ
I call upon likes of Sam Adeyemi, Pastor Ituah, Pastor Tony and anyone else who considers the winning and losing of souls for the Kingdom of God important
Biodun Fatoyinbo is an ANIMAL that should be locked up and the key thrown away .

Video director, Moe Musa welcomes baby boy (photo)

The director shared the news on his instagram page cradling his son and wrote “My son”, in the caption.  Big congrats to him!

Busola Dakolo’s story doesn’t add up! Reno Omokri defends Biodun Fatoyibo

Reno Omokri has said Busola Dakolo’s allegation against COZA pastor cannot stand in a court of law and it doesn’t add up.

Busola had accused the clergyman of raping her at the age of 17 shortly after she left secondary school and had told her, you should be happy a pastor did this to you.

Reno says Nigerians are easily manipulated and even though he doesn’t like Fatoyinbo, it won’t be on this. His post...

British family of 12 who fled their home to join ISIS in Syria are now all dead

A British family of 12 who fled their home to join ISIS in Syria are now all dead.

Three sons from the Mannan family were killed fighting for the extremist group while seven more - including three young children - died in an airstrike.

The elderly parents both died of natural causes. When they fled in 2015, it was reported Muhammed Mannan had diabetes and his wife Minera Khatun had cancer.

The Mannans included the oldest and youngest British people to have defected to ISIS.

43 illegal miners killed in Congo mine collapse

The death toll from a mine collapse in south-east Congo has risen to 43, authorities said on Friday.

“The toll has grown to 43,” Richard Muyej, governor of Lualaba province, where the accident took place, told dpa.

On Thursday authorities had recovered 36 bodies after the accident at the Kamoto Copper Company mine.

The miners were there illegally, according to the governor.

Justice Eboe-Osuji President of ICC visits Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has received the President of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Justice Chile Eboe-Osuji.

Eboe-Osuji, whose court is based in the Hague, Netherlands, visited President Buhari on Friday and also gave him a symbolic gift.

In June last year, President Buhari was a special guest of the court, when it marked its 20th anniversary.

Buhari delivered a keynote speech as part of the anniversary commemoration. He was the only head of state invited. The ICC was a creation of the Rome Statute adopted in July 1998.

Man remanded in prison over alleged visa fraud

A Modakeke Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Friday remanded one Solaja Wasiu, 40, in prison custody over an alleged Canadian visa fraud.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Ona Glory, told the court that the defendant committed the offence sometime in April, 2019 at Ogunsua Palace Road, Modakeke, Ile-Ife.

Glory said that the defendant conspired with others now at large to defraud one Kolawole Joel, in order to secure a Canadian Visa for him.

He added that the defendant stole the sum of N260,000 property of one Kolawole Joel.

Naira Marley uses Busola Dakolo and Biodun Fatoyibo's trend to promote his latest song, 'Soapy'

Naira Marley ha sjumped on the Busola/Fatoyinbo trend urging Nigerians to say no and say yes tp 'Soapy', a song he used in promoting masturbation.

I believe Busola, every word she uttered- Funmi Iyanda

Media personality, Funmi Iyanda is also speaking up in defense of Busola Dakolo saying she believes every word she uttered. She also says she expects the clergyman should be made to pay for his crime.

AC Milan banned from European football over breaches of financial fair play rules

AC Milan is banned from European football next season over breaches of financial fair play rules, CAS announced Friday.

European football’s governing body UEFA had accused the club of violating financial fair play regulations over the past three seasons and the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled in their favour.

“AC Milan is excluded from participating in UEFA club competitions of the sporting season 2019/2020 as a consequence of the breach of its FFP break-even obligations” for the past three seasons, the court ruled.

Juventus coach, Maurizio Sarri reveals he smokes 60 cigarettes a day

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri has a bad smoking habit according to his own admission and the Europa League winning coach has now revealed the number of cigarettes he smokes in a day.

In an interview to an Italian daily, Sarri said he lights up around 60 cigarettes daily.

‘I smoke 60 a day, which is probably a few too many,’ Sarri was quoted as saying by Nuova Riviera. ‘I don’t particularly feel the need to smoke during games, but straight afterwards it really is necessary. I had back problems tormenting me for weeks, but I feel much better now,” he said.

Lets stand by Bukola Dakolo, Toke Makinwa begs

Toke Makinwa has made an appeal begging that Nigerians stand by Busola Dakolo at this moment of hers. she is also asking lawyers to stand and help her get justice.

This is our sister, let us lift her up in light. All I see is a strong, black woman who beat the odds to survive the horror and nightmare of abuse. I am so sorry you had to go through this, I am so sorry babe.

Thank you for speaking out, thank you for unlocking the door for others to do the same. Your Pain is not in vain, your pain will break the chains for other people who are in the dark. Well done. You are beautiful, I applaud your courage, I salute you for doing this.

Laundering: Fayose’s re-arraignment stalled again

The planned  re-arraignment of the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has been stalled again due to the absence of prosecuting  counsel.

Fayose was supposed to be re-arraigned today at the Federal High Court in Lagos, but the arraignment has been stalled.

The former governor is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over alleged N6.9 billion laundering.

NBC lifts suspension on AIT/Raypower

The National Broadcasting Commission(NBC) has lifted the suspension placed on the Daar Communication, owner of AIT and Ray Power.

This was after the two parties reached an agreement.

Director General of the commission, Malam Isaq Modibbo Kawu, announced the settlement on Friday.

The settlement, he however said, is based on the fulfillment of some conditions.

#iStandWithBusola: Abike Dabiri demands justice

Abike Dabiri has also says she is standing with Mrs Busola Dakolo, saying she has got her back while demanding justice for her. Tweeting at her husband, she wrote;

''@timidakolo , what can I say about your wife! A woman of strength, courage. We all, as women, must rise up and demand justice. I sponsored the violence against persons bill which prescribes life imprisonment for rape!!Busola, you’ve got my back!''

It’s only an allegation, calm down people! Bobrisky defends Biodun Fatoyinbo

Bobrisky has lend his voice on the rape allegation leveled against controversial clergyman, Biodun Fatoyinbo by Busola Dakolo calling it ‘’only an allegation’’.
The words of the Nigerian cross-dresser;

‘’If we all are given an opportunity to talk about dis man here @biodunfatoyinbo as far as am concerned I will say he was nice to me. Have once attended his church in abj before and he was pleasant to me. For the allegation on him I can’t say anything to it because I haven’t seen any evidence to believe that story. I smile for Nigeria 🇳🇬 a lot of you were going to his page to curse him and insult him. He hasn’t been proven guilty yet, y going to his page to cal him names. Is only an allegations... it’s not yet proven by any court that he is guilty of the allegations on him. Y insulting him. Some of you will insult me yeah!!!! But you all know I don’t care 🤷♀️. Let stop internet bully. Have a wonderful day ❤️’’