Saturday, July 27, 2019

AAC reaffirms Sowore as its National Chairman

The African Action Congress (AAC) has reaffirmed Mr Omoyele Sowore as its National Chairman, while expelling Mr Leonard Ezenwa, former Treasurer and Secretary of the party.

Mr Joshua Adeoye, AAC Deputy National Secretary, read the resolution after an emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the party on Saturday in Abuja.

Sowore is the National Chairman and the 2019 Presidential candidate of AAC, while Malcolm Fabiyi is the Deputy National Chairman of the party and both were suspended by Ezenwa’s faction.

Adeoye said allegations against Sowore leading to his purported expulsion from the party were manufactured, adding that there was no case of financial impropriety against him.

Shiites’ to defy ban, spokesman says protests continue

A spokesman of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, whose members are known as Shiites, has reacted to the labelling of the movement as a ‘terrorist group’ by a Federal High Court in Abuja.

The spokesman who was not identified by Reuters, said although the group has not received any formal notice from the court, protests calling for the release of the leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky would continue.

He said plans to ban the movement had been considered since 2015 and it was not surprised by the move.

Seun Olagunju’s 18 year- old daughter graduates from UK university (photos)

Media personality, Seun Olagunju has shared how her 18-year-old daughter bagged a first class degree from the University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. The excited mum shared photos from the graduation ceremony writing;

Those close to me know I hardly ‘expose’ my children on social media despite many feats but this I cannot help as my darling daughter graduates from the University! Our own Oyindamola graduated from the University of Bedfordshire, Luton, United Kingdom with FIRST CLASS in two (what I would term difficult )courses combined- Computer Science and Robotics at 18(and a half, she likes to round it up to 19 😁)! And she is the only graduate of Computer Science and Robotics in the entire school for her set!

Oyindamola was offered admission into 9 universities in the UK and the US and many others here at home at the age of 15. She wanted the US but I preferred the UK because of proximity and time difference issues.

Nightclub collapse kills two in South Korea

Two people have died and more than 17 were injured, after an internal balcony collapsed at a nightclub in the South Korean city of Gwangju early on Saturday, the local fire service says.

Several athletes at the World Swimming Championships were slightly injured, Yonhap news agency reported.

They are from the US, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Italy and Brazil.

Two South Koreans were taken to hospital in a serious condition and later died, Yonhap reports.

The deceased were 38 and 27, and were not competitors at the championships.

Mercy Aigbe dazzles in blue stylish gown

So gorg!

Veteran Sports journalist, Akinloye Oyebanji, dies at 62

Nigerian veteran sports journalist and retired Director Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Akinloye Oyebanj, has died at the age of 62.

His family confirmed to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Oyebanji, passed on at National Hospital, Abuja, on Saturday morning after protracted battle with heart failure.

Mr Bukoye Oyebanji and Dr Steve Olarinoye, family member and closed friend, disclosed that Oyebanji had been ill for almost four months now and the family had spent millions of naira to save his life without any improvement. They said some time ago, he had the misfortune of losing his kidneys, and they were replaced successfully through a transplant in India.

My parents & family support my lifestyle - Pretty Mike

Controversial Lagos club owner, Pretty Mike with real names as,  Mike Nwalie has revealed the girls he puts on dog leash and those he attends public functions with half n-ked, are always happy to do so.

“People think I take advantage of girls, but trust me; those girls are happy and see it as a privilege to go out with me for stunts, because at the end of the day, their palms are heavily greased. What the social media and society paint and reality are two different things,” he stated.

Mike added that contrary to the backlash he gets on social media for putting girls on dog leash among other weird stunts he pulls in public, his parents and family members are his biggest supporters.

I'm scared of love, I don't want to fail again – Ice Prince

Nigerian rapper and father of one, Ice Prince Zamani has revealed he is scared of love because he does not want to fail again. He revealed this on twitter. See tweet...

Police arrest ‘fake’ spiritualist for defrauding traders in Lagos, Ogun markets

The police have arrested a 50- year- old described as a fake spiritualist with specialization in defrauding people.

Raphael Ekechi’s victims are mainly in Lagos and Ogun States. He was picked up from his Alagbado hideout in Lagos after his latest exploit in Abeokuta.

Ekechi claimed he had spiritual power that could fetch his victims including traders, contractors and politicians, immense fortune.

He charged his victims heavily, raking in millions of naira in the process, and he often warned them against reporting him to the police, otherwise he would deal with them spiritually.

Horror as 'zombie' raw chicken breast 'comes back to life and crawls off table'

The term 'running around like a headless chicken' has its origins in what many farmers know - chooks can indeed continue to run about after their heads are chopped off.

It is commonly believed that headless chickens run because many of the birds' reflex movements are controlled by their brain stems, not their brains - meaning a chicken will sometimes continue to race about.

But raw chicken 'coming back to life'? A viral video appearing to show a slab of chicken on the plate full of raw meat wriggling then hoisting itself off the table is baffling the internet.

The footage shows a piece of raw chicken begins to twitch towards the plate's edge, almost as if it's escaping, then launches off the table and falls to the ground as a diner screams.

Photo: Toyin Lawani’s Protégé gets huge tattoo of her name on his butt

Toyin Lawani’s protégé, Johntel Peters aka Black Barbie as shown his love for his boss by getting a massive tattoo of her name on his butt.

Sharing the massive tattoo, the cross dresser wrote;
Been looking for wat to say thank you with but I just noticed you got it all and decided I will add your name to the list of loved ones in my body ...to remember u eveeyday ...,I love u and may god bless u
@tiannahsplacempire I love you @jibaday

Kenyan legislator Ken Okoth dies aged 41

Kenyan city legislator Ken Okoth has died at a Nairobi hospital after a long battle with colon cancer, the National Assembly said on Friday.

The Kibra Member of Parliament had been admitted at The Nairobi Hospital on Thursday where he was put on life support machines after his condition deteriorated, Okoth's brother Imran Okoth confirmed.

His body has been moved to Lee Funeral Home in the capital. Earlier this year, Mr Okoth, 41, revealed that he had been diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer.

He travelled to Europe soon after where he was receiving treatment for five months. May his soul rest in peace.

Woman commits suicide in Ibadan over unpaid loan

Members of the household of a 41-year-old woman, Mrs Shakirat Rasheed, in Awotan area of Apete community in Ibadan, Oyo State were thrown into mourning on Friday afternoon when her body was discovered dangling in a room, after she was said to have committed suicide.

The incident was reported to have occurred at about 1:00 p.m.

Though details of what led to the woman’s action were sketchy as at the time of filing this report, Saturday Tribune learnt that it was not unconnected with a loan taken from a micro finance bank popularly known as LAPO.

Woman inseparable from giant pet snail that she loves cuddling on sofa (photos)

A woman has told of how she loves nothing more than cuddling her giant African snail on the sofa - and doesn't mind when it covers her body in slime.

Magdalena Dusza, from Krakow, Poland, adopted slimey pal Misiek after spotting in an appalling condition in a pet shop.

Ever since she was a young girl she knew that she would rather have a pet snail over a cat or dog like most people.

And despite the large amount of space Misiek takes up in her home - he has a 130-litre tank - Magdalena says it is very easy to look after him.

6 year-old Youtube star splashes out £6.4 million on massive skyscraper in city centre

A six-year-old girl has splashed out more than £6 million on a massive skyscraper. The youngster and her parents rake in a whopping £2.5 million every month by running two YouTube channels.

The little South Korean, known as Boram, has more than 30 million subscribers.

And she and her parents have bought the building in Seoul's posh Gangnam district for $8 million (£6.4 million).

The building, built in 1975, is on 258.3 square meters of land.It's unclear exactly why the family has bought the structure.

Crying and releasing emotion over your ex 'can help you lose weight'

Crying and releasing 'real emotion ' over an ex can help you lose weight, it has been claimed.

Scientists have found that emotional tears contain hormones which increase cortisone level.

The hormones prolactin, leu-enkephalin, and adrenocorticotropin (also called ACTH) are produced when we are under a lot of pressure.

By crying, the hormones are released which reduces our cortisol levels - a hormone linked to stress, it is reported.

Buhari attends Independence anniversary of Liberia

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari yesterday attended the 172nd Independence anniversary of Republic of Liberia where he received ‘The Grand Cordon of the Knighthood of Venerable Order of the Pioneers,” Republic of Liberia’s highest national honour in Monrovia.

Kylie Jenner unfollows and cuts off Jordyn Woods after James Harden dance drama

Kylie Jenner has finally cut former BFF Jordyn Woods adrift after she unfollowed her on Instagram .

The 21-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has reportedly had enough of Jordyn's repeated antics with exes of Khloe Kardashian .

Five months after Kylie's friendship with Jordyn fell apart following a 'cheat scandal' that blew up after the Kardashian's friend allegedly kissed Khloe's boyfriend Tristan Thompson.

Now a video has emerged of Jordyn dancing with another of Khloe's former lovers, in which NBA star James Harden is seen partying with Woods.

Police kill notorious armed robber in Kano

The Police Command in Kano state said it killed a member of a notorious armed robbery gang, name withheld, terrorising Rano town along Falgore Forest Axis.

The Police Public Relations Officer,(PPRO) for the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, made disclosure in Kano on Saturday.

He said the killing followed exchange of gun battle between Puff-Adder Operatives and armed robbers.

Haruna said that on July 26 at about 3:40 a.m, team of policemen of Operation Puff-Adder attached to Police Area Command Rano were alerted that a gang of four armed robbers attacked residents of Rano.

Man 'used electric saw to cut open ex's skull before cooking brain and eating it'

A 'cannibal killer' accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend before eating her body parts has stunned a court by branding the case 'bull cr*p'.

Joseph Oberhansley, 38, is said to have stabbed Tammy Jo Blanton to death with a knife after breaking into her home.

He reportedly used an electric jigsaw to open the the 46-year-old’s skull before scoffing parts of her brain.

He also allegedly ate part of her heart and a lung. Police said Oberhansley confessed to the grisly crimes, including 'cooking a section of her brain and eating it', following his arrest in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

My sons and I relate more as colleagues – Oga Bello

Respected actor and movie producer, Adebayo Salami, fondly known as Oga Bello, has told Saturday Beats that he and his sons, also in the business of make-believe, relate more as colleagues than as family members.

The 66- year-old Kwara State-born former president of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners, who is currently working on the third season of his new series currently airing on national and pay-television stations, said that even when at home, the professional relationship and understanding between him and his sons manifested more than their father to children rapport.

He said, “When I am on set with my sons, I see them more as colleagues. I see them as the professionals that they are.

Court declares Shiites’ movement terrorist group

The Federal Government has obtained a court order to proscribe the  Shiites’ organisation formally referred to as the Islamic Movement in Nigeria.

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday ordered the proscription of the Shiites’ movement as protests by the Islamic organisation rock Abuja.

Saturday Punch reports that Justice Nkeonye Maha issued the order in a ruling in which  she also designated the activities of the Shiite organisation in any part of Nigeria “as acts of terrorism and illegality.”

The court restrained “any person or group of persons” from participating in any form of activities involving or concerning the IMN “under any name or platform” in Nigeria.

Melaye having fun with Keyamo after asking him to sing National Anthem (photo)

Controversial Senator, Dino Melaye was caught on photo having fun with activist, Festus Keyamo after he asked the lawyer to sing the second stanza of the National Anthem on Friday during ministerial screening at the Senate.

Melaye had asked Keyamo to recite the second stanza of the National Anthem when he was being screened for ministerial position by the Senate.

“I know you to be intellectually mobile, I want you to recite the second stanza of the national anthem,” he said. Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, however, saved Keyamo by overruling  Melaye’s request. Immediately after Keyamo was cleared, he and Melaye were seen having fun in a laughing handshake.

Mayorkun shares fun video with his dad as he turns a year older

DMW artiste, Mayorkun’s dad was a year older yesterday and the singer shared a fun video with his dad on his instagram page. In the video, the singer was making jest of his dad who was singing. Watch the fun video below…

Police arrest teacher for defiling pupil inside laboratory

The police in Lagos have arrested a 28-year-old teacher, Idowu Daniel, at a private school in the Abule-Egba area of the state for allegedly having sex with a female pupil in his care.

Daniel, who teaches computer science at Anatasia Comprehensive College, reportedly raped the 17-year-old pupil inside the school’s biology laboratory.

City Round learnt that Daniel had asked the pupil to bring her computer science note to him at the laboratory for marking.

On getting there, the teacher reportedly made overtures to her and fondled her breasts. She was said to have resisted the advances and left.

Photos of Biodun Okeowo’s daughter as she graduates

Biodun Okeowo’s daughter, Ifeoluwa has finished from secondary school. She will be going to university.Her proud mum shared photos from the graduation writing;

''To God be the glory...on this day I say a big thank you to Jah Jehovah....Secondary School completed🙏🏽.
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To my late mom who started this journey with me...May your soul continue to Rest In Peace...You brought up a better version of me... Ife is making you proud already.

And an accolade for me for being strong through this journey all alone.
If not for God ...hmmmmmm. So full of thanks.

Why I fear social media – Bimbo Akintola

Pretty screen diva, Bimbo Akintola, has said that one of the things she fears the most in her life is social media.

The Oyo State-born star, who spoke with Saturday Beats earlier in the week, stated that despite its many positive sides, social media had a way of influencing people negatively.

According to the 49-year-old, many young people across Nigeria were allowing themselves to be pressured into living fake lives through what they see on social media.

While advising youths not to be carried away by what they saw on the various networking platforms they subscribed to on the Internet, Akintola stated that many people only showed the interesting parts of their lives and not the terrible sides, thus tricking many into believing that life was full of goodies.

Funke Akindele’s husband celebrates his daughter as she graduates from university (photos)

Funke Akindele’s husband, JJC Skillz took to his instagram page to celebrate his daughter, Tamira Bello as she graduate from university. writing about how excited he is, he wrote;

''Thank you lord for this beautiful day. Through the ups and downs you’ve overcome.💪🏾 @tamirabello I’m proud of you 🥰 The future is now up to you. ✊🏾I believe in you #daddyslittlegirl #happy #blessed #thankful hip hip hooray''

I want to buy Chelsea – Oluwo of Iwo

Traditional ruler, the Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, in this interview with Sodiq Oyeleke, talks about his sports life and his wish to acquire English giants Chelsea

Did you indulge in sports while growing up? 

I’ve been playing football since my nursery and primary school days. I like table tennis too. I played during break time at school.

Do you still participate in sports?

Yes, I still play table tennis. I have a table tennis board at the palace. I am also a very good draft player. I also play Ludo and volleyball. Sometimes, I play these sports with my subjects.

Genevieve Nnaji shares more beautiful photos

Black don’t crack truly!  Two more pics below…

Court jails businessman for N30 million fraud

Justice Fadawu Umar of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri on Friday sentenced one Usman Idris alongside his company, Influential Investment Limited to one year in prison on each of the three-count amended charge preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Count one of the charges reads: “That you, Usman Ibrahim Idris, being a Managing Director and alter ego of Influential Investment Company Limited, a company registered in Nigeria, sometime between 6th May and 6th October, 2015 at Maiduguri, Borno State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, did dishonestly misappropriate the sum of N15,000,000.00 (Fifteen Million Naira) being investment of Abubakar Mallam Baba in Investment Company Limited for telecommunication business, and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 308 of the Penal Code Act Ca. 102 Laws of the Borno State of Nigeria and punishable under section 309 of the same Law.”

Friday, July 26, 2019

British hacker Marcus Hutchins escapes US jail

The British computer hacker who helped stop a major cyber-attack affecting the NHS in 2017 has avoided a jail sentence in the US over malicious hacking charges.

In April, 25-year-old Marcus Hutchins pleaded guilty to two charges of making malicious software, or malware.

Prosecutors alleged that the malware let cyber-criminals steal online banking details from internet users.

Hutchins admitted to creating two programs known as Kronos and UPAS Kit.

Ministerial screening: Dino Melaye asks Keyamo to recite National Anthem

Controversial Senator, Dino Melaye on Friday asked Festus Keyamo, SAN, to recite the second stanza of the National Anthem.

Melaye asked the question when Keyamo was being screened for ministerial position by the Senate.

“I know you to be intellectually mobile, I want you to recite the second stanza of the national anthem,” he said.

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, however, saved Keyamo by overruling  Melaye’s request.


Turkish nationals kidnapped in Kwara regain freedom

Four Turkish nationals kidnapped in Kwara State, Central Nigeria have regained freedom.

Security sources in Nigeria said they were rescued on Friday during an operation.

They were kidnapped on 22 July, 2019 in Kwara State. They are: Yasin Colak, 33; Senerapal, 40; Ergun Yurdakul, 35; and Seyit Keklik, 25.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Kayode Egbetokun, received the men on Friday at the Police Headquarters in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

27-year old unemployed graduate commits suicide, claims mother, landlord constantly disturbed

A 27-year old unemployed graduate, Nsisong Okon Etim, has committed suicide in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state  citing hardship and constant harassment for rent by his landlord as reasons for his fatal action.

The deceased,  who lived along Ubong Edet Street  within Effat Ikot Udo Offot community in Uyo is said to have completed his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) last year, and had taken to private business of retailing of cooking gas along the Old Ring Road, Uyo, “because of inability to find immediate job”.

The deceased Nsisong, said to be one of the sons of the late Village Head of the community, Chief Etim Eton, according to her sister, Miss Edidiong Okon Etim, “was very discreet and  keeping always to himself.

Videos: More trouble in Imo as Okorocha's daughter is allegedly slapped by a task force official

Security operatives this morning allegedly stormed a shopping complex in Imo State belonging to the wife of the immediate past Governor of the state, Mrs. Nneoma Nkechi Okorocha.

At the mall, one of his daughters, Uloma Nwosu was met at the car park and was stopped by men believed to be task force officials. It was all about her car -- they claimed it's a government vehicle and a confrontation ensued. In a video shared on social media the man was seen trying to stop her from recording the scene, then he went forward and slapped her. She was heard saying, 'did you just slap me, why are you beating me, why are you beating me', before men at the scene stopped him from going further. Watch the video below...

Photos: FCMB rewards hundreds of customers in the second draws of “Millionaire Promo Season 6’’

On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, another set of 644 customers of First City Monument Bank (FCMB) emerged winners in the ongoing bumper reward scheme of the Bank tagged, “FCMB Millionaire Promo Season 6’’ (visit www.fcmb.com/millionaire).

The exercise, the second since the season 6 of the promo began in March this year, was held at the regional and zonal levels of the Bank across Nigeria. It was witnessed by officials of Consumer Protection Council (CPC), National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), community leaders, customers of FCMB and other dignitaries from all walks of life.

Bishop claims Gay people exist because pregnant women have anal s*x

A bishop has claimed that unborn babies turn gay when their pregnant mothers have anal s*x.

Church of Cyprus bishop Neophytos Masouras of Morphou made the surreal claim in June while speaking at a primary school in Akaki, Cyprus.

According to the Cyprus Mail, the Greek Orthodox religious leader claimed that homosexuality is “a problem, which is usually transmitted by parents to the child.”

‘Unnatural s*x acts’ during pregnancy makes babies gay.

Eniola Badmus shows off her bikini body (photo)

''I FINALLY FIGURED OUT MY BODY TYPE........IT'S HOURGLASS WITH EXTRA MINUTES........Summer2019'', she captioned the photo.