Saturday, August 24, 2019

We will demolish houses housing kidnappers, Dapo Abiodun vows

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has vowed to demolish houses in the state housing kidnappers  and revoke their certificates of occupancy.

The governor assured that with the inauguration of the reinvigorated Security Trust Fund, the full architecture for internal safety of lives and property had been fully put in place.

Speaking at the inauguration of the “reinvigorated” Ogun State Security Trust Fund on Saturday, Abiodun said he had fulfilled yet another promise to provide good governance to the people.

Police issue 3 weeks ultimatum to Rivers hotels to install CCTVs over Serial killings

The Rivers State Police Command has issued three weeks ultimatum to all operators of hotels and luxury apartments in Port Harcourt, Rivers to install Close Circuit Television Cameras, CCTVs or risked closure.

This is sequel to killings of two women in hotels in Port Harcourt by unknown persons.

Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Nnamdi Omoni said the Commissioner of Police, Mustapha Dandaura, had warned after a meeting with the hotels and hospitality business owners in State that the there was the urgent need to curb the recent wave of serial killings using the hotels to hide to perpetrate crime in the state.

Federal Government to deliver 1m houses per year

The Federal Government on Saturday promised to address housing deficit by delivering one million houses per year to close the 17 million shortfalls by the year 2033.

The Minister of State, Works and Housing, Mr Abubakar Aliyu, disclosed this in Abuja on Saturday during an inspection of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) mass housing project in Zuba, Federal Capital Territory.

Aliyu said the government had decided to improve on current construction of 100,000 houses per years in order to meet the basic needs of the people.

EFCC arraigns nine suspected yahoo boys (photo)

A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos State, has given the order to remand nine suspected internet fraudsters in Ado-Ekiti prison pending the hearing of criminal charges filed against them.

Justice Nicholas Oweibo, the presiding judge and designated vacation judge for the Federal High Court in the Southwest, gave the order on Thursday, August 22, 2019 when the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office, arraigned the suspects before the court.

The suspects are Jejelowo Blessing, Charles Ilesanmi Omobolade, Adelanke Adesola Abiodun, Jejelowo Samson Olanrewaju and Quadri Adewale Ayuba.

Nigerian arrested for $8m health care fraud in US

Ayodeji Temitayo Fatunmbi, a 47-year old Nigerian, has been sentenced to 46 months imprisonment in the United States for his involvement in a health care fraud.

According to the US Department of Justice, Fatunmbi was found guilty of a Durable Medical Equipment scheme in which more than $8m was fraudulently billed to medicare for DME that was not necessary.

US District Judge, Christina Snyder, of the Central District of California, convicted and sentenced him accordingly.

He was also ordered to pay $1,076,893.15 in restitution.

Photo: Two brothers arrested for defrauding rice seller with fake currency

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have  arrested two brothers, Sunday Durosinmi Onikoyi, 29, and Felix Durosinmi Onikoyi, 20, for allegedly defrauding unsuspecting members of public with fake currency.

The arrest of the duo who reside at 30 Akala Street Idi-Oro Mushin Lagos followed a complaint  by one Moses Nwese of Gas-line area of Ijoko in Sango- Ota, who claimed that two men came to his shop to buy two bags of rice and gave him the sum of N29,000 (Twenty Nine Thousand) in one thousand Naira denomination.

He stated further that they left his shop hurriedly and while counting the money, he discovered that all the one thousand naira notes were fake.

Funke Akindele Bello celebrates 42nd birthday

Born on August 24th, 1977, Nollywood actress Funke Akindele turns 42 today, and to celebrate her special day, she rolled into the day with this special video of herself. Happy birthday to her!

Imo Anglican Bishop’s wife kidnapped at gun point

The wife of an Anglican Bishop of Ikeduru Diocese, Emmanuel Maduwuike has been abducted. She was abducted on Thursday by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in Imo Sttae.

The victim Mrs Anuri Maduwuike was abducted while she was going home from Owerri, the State capital.

Accordig to report, Maduwuike’s wife was waylaid at Ekemele and taken away to an unknown destination. Police say the abductors are yet to contact her family. We pray they do not kill her and may God rescue her. AMEN!

48 human rights groups petition UN, AU over Sowore’s continuous detention

Forty-eight human rights groups and press freedom organisations have petitioned the United Nations and the African Union over the continued detention of rights activist and convener of the RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, by the Department of State Services.

The groups described the arrest and detention of Sowore as a threat to press freedom and investigative journalism in Nigeria, while calling for an urgent intervention by the UN and the AU to secure his immediate release.

We will disgrace, arrest Buhari in Japan - Nnamdi Kanu

IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu has dared President Buhari saying the members of his group in the Republic of Japan had received orders from him to disgrace and arrest the President when he arrived the Asian country on Sunday.

According to Kanu, President Buhari must be arrested and handed over to Japanese authorities to enable him to answer for his alleged mass murder and crimes against humanity, which he allegedly committed in Nigeria between 2015 and 2019.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, had earlier on Friday informed Nigerians that the President would leave Nigeria for Japan on Sunday to participate in the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development, holding in the City of Yokohama from August 28-30, 2019.

But in a statement on Friday evening, the pro-Biafra leader urged its members in the country to mobilise and ensure that they arrest President Buhari, saying they were ready for the legal aftermath of the action.

If Ubi Franklin writes a book he will sell...

MMMG boss Ubi Franklin has said he is def going to write a book in the nearest future, considering he wants to evolve more. But truth is, if Ubi Franklin writes a book now, HE WOULD SELL OUT..

He will give the likes of Toke Makinwa, OloriSupergal, Juliet Ibrahim a run for their money.

At the moment, many are interested in Ubi’s private life, so if he decides to write on it, it will be a blockbuster. Many wants to know how he manged to have 4 women hanging on him (Ubi only accepts 3 though), not just ordinary women, women who are successful at their  chosen fields, women who can stand alone... how he managed to take them to bed, despite them knowing there are other babymamas and all.

Joel Amadi confesses, being with a record label has saved me from depression, frustration

Though a lot of artistes, these days, prefer to be independent instead of being signed to a record label, Kennis Music signee, Joel Amadi, thinks otherwise.

Listing the benefits he enjoys being signed to a label, Amadi told Saturday Beats, “The advantage I have, being under a record label, is that I don’t think there is anything this industry would bring that I wouldn’t be able to face. Frustration is out of it, and depression is also cancelled because I have been through a lot. At a point, I thought I was going to die, as things weren’t working anymore. But right now, I think I am competent enough to face any challenge life throws at me.”

Friday, August 23, 2019

Fashola resumes, suspends leaves, travels for workers

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has suspended all leaves and travels for all workers of the ministry because of the urgent need to get the budget ready on time.

The minister, who assumed office after being sworn in by President Muhammadu Buhari, said the immediate need was to work out a budget for the Ministry in the next two weeks, urging all the agencies and departments of the Ministry to work closely with the Permanent Secretary to achieve the feat, adding that the budget remained the article of faith between the government and the governed.

“One of the first things we have to do is to quickly work out the budget for the Ministry of Works and Housing and we have to do that in the next two weeks,” he said, adding that because the budget was the article of faith in governance, all agencies and departments of the Ministry must work together to produce a budget worthy of note by the Ministry.

17 people perish in Kwara road accident

At least 17 people have died in a road accident at Bacita junction along Jebba/Ilorin Highway in Kwara State.

The accident which occurred on Thursday afternoon involved an 18-seater Toyota Hiace Passenger bus and an articulated container truck.

The Head of Operation, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kwara State Sector Command, Udeme Eshiet, said that the container truck was heading towards Jebba, in the Kwara North District, while the passenger bus was coming to Ilorin, the state capital when the crash occurred.

Ogunoye installed as 33rd Olowo of Owo, chooses sword of peace

Prince Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye on Friday became the 33rd Olowo of Owo Kingdom after elaborate installation rites.

The traditional rites, which started dawn, was attended by hundreds of residents of the town and well-wishers.

Speaking to newsmen, Chief Olanrewaju Famakinwa, said that the rites had to be performed as being laid down by customs and culture of the ancient town.

Famakinwa, who is the Ojumu of Owo, said that the new king chose the sword of peace in the course of the rites.

Don Jazzy celebrates his parents on their wedding anniversary (video)

Music producer and song writer, Don Jazzy is celebrating his parents as they celebrate their wedding anniversary today. He shared a video of them on social media, showing the couple slugging it out on their wedding day so many years ago.  Sharing the video, he captioned it;

''Pls help me wish my parents a very Happy Wedding Anniversary. May GOD continue to fill them with love, happiness and good health. In Jesus Name Amen. @indianpicolo @mavingrandpa''

I snubbed PFN panel because i was advised to do say, Fatoyinbo speaks

Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, the Founder of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), has reacted to a statement credited to the National Publicity Secretary, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, Bishop Emma Isong, where the cleric had stated, Pastor Fatoyinbo snubbed the panel set-up for investigation into an alleged r-pe leveled against him by Busola Dakolo, a wife of a popular Nigerian singer. The cleric in the statement said, the Dakolos honoured the panel, but Fatoyinbo refused, making them declaring it, inconclusive.

Fatoyinbo has now released a statement explaining why he snubbed the panel. The statement;

Very gory! Tipper wipes off soldiers legs in Abeokuta

A driver of a tipper loaded with sand has collided with a soldier on a motorbike and chopped off his two legs. The accident happened at Iyana Mortuary – Idi Aba road in Abeokuta, very close to Government Technical College.

Shortly after the unfortunate incident, military personnel stormed the accident scene, as passersby and traders ran for ‘safety’. The driver of the tipper was arrested on the spot by men of the Nigerian police force. the very graphic pics below...

Juliet Ibrahim’s ex reacts to claims he impregnated another lady while still married to the actress

Juliet Ibrahim’s ex-husband, Ghanaian big boy and father of her only child, Kwadwo Safo, has reacted to claims that he impregnated another lady while they were still married and later moved on with her.

Juliet in her book had alleged, her ex-husband impregnated a woman and moved on with her, but Kwadwo, is denying that. Though he didn’t say much, in a now deleted Instgram post, he said he is busy with his business and won;t dwell on a made believe life story,. He also further said, though he is yet to tell his own side of the story, he feels there might never be a need for it.

Tiwa Savage’s ex, Teebillz yearns for a baby girl but admits there’s no woman

Tiwa Savage’s estranged husband, Tunji Balogun has admitted he wants a baby girl, but was fast to say, there’s no woman around though! TeeBillz had posted a photo of little jamjam, when he made the declaration.

Many of Tiwa’s fans however jumped on it and told him, he could still go back to the singer by apologizing and making it work, while some suggested he was using it to get Tiwa’s attention.
Lol, you know the way people are! Whatever it is, best of luck! Lol.

There is nothing like karma if you date a married man - Ghanaian Counselor, Lutterodt

Toor! Controversial Ghanaian relationship counselor, George Lutterodt has said there is nothing like karma when a lady dates a married man. Insisting there is nothing wrong in accepting a proposal from a married man, Counselor Lutterodt said claims of Karma visiting those who date married men was instituted to discourage ladies who are willing to go ahead.

Stating this on TV Africa yesterday, the Ghanaian counselor said most women dated married men before marriage and never returned all they got from the relationship while married. He also claimed that these ladies in turn issue threats to other ladies not to date their husbands. 

Lutterodt concluded by advising ladies to accept relationship proposals from married men, especially the ones that are rich.

Five killed in Algeria rap concert stampede

Five young people were killed and dozens more injured in a stampede at a packed rap concert in the Algerian capital, a spokesman for the rescue services said Friday.

The stampede took place Thursday night as fans thronged an entrance of the August-20 Stadium where rapper Soolking was to perform.

The 29-year-old has won a huge number of fans in the North African country, his song "La Liberte" (Freedom) becoming a mainstay of anti-government protests that will enter their seventh month on Friday.

Captain Nassim Bernaoui of the civil protection unit told AFP there were five victims of the crush: "two young girls aged 19 and 22 and three boys aged 13, 21 and 16."

Dozens of people were lightly injured, Bernaoui said, 86 of whom were treated on the spot with another 32 taken to hospital.

US billionaire and activist David Koch dies at age 79  

Billionaire industrialist David Koch, a driving force behind conglomerate Koch Industries who as one of the world's richest people became a major financier of conservative causes and political candidates, has died at age 79, his brother said on Friday.

Charles Koch, Koch Industries Inc's chairman, disclosed the death in a statement that touched on his younger brother's lengthy battle with prostate cancer and his philanthropic contributions to medical research, education and the arts.

Photos from Ayo Adesanya’ s 50th birthday party...

Nollywood star, Ayo Adesanya turned 50 recently. A birthday party was held yesterday at Haven Event Centre Golf Club Ikeja, Lagos. The event which also doubles as the celebration of her 25 years in the movie industry was attended by a host of celebrities who came to celebrate with her. More photos below….

India wants to BAN e-cigarettes and give people who vape jail time, government documents reveal

India's health ministry has proposed a ban on the production and import of electronic cigarettes, documents seen by Reuters showed, potentially jeopardizing the expansion plans of big firms like Juul Labs and Philip Morris International.

The ministry has proposed that the government issue an executive order banning the devices in the public interest, saying it was needed to ensure e-cigarettes don't become an 'epidemic' among children and young adults.

'E-cigarettes and similar technologies that encourage tobacco use or adversely impact public health are hazardous for an active as well as passive user,' the health ministry said in an internal note seen by Reuters that the federal cabinet is expected to consider.

Yoruba actress, Kehinde Adepeko welcomes baby girl

Yoruba actress, Kehinde Adepeko has welcomed a baby girl. The actress shared the good news on her instagram page this morning.

I thank God for the journey of life as God has blessed me with a bouncing baby girl , may God bless my beautiful baby with wisdom, knowledge and understanding, she wrote.

Dream Kardashian is her Mom’s twin in adorable photo

Blac Chyna asked fans if they could see the resemblance between her and Dream Kardashian.Of course, followers also pointed out that Rob Kardashian is the toddler’s other twin.

“U see it?” That’s what Blac Chyna, 31, asked underneath an Instagram selfie of her and Dream Kardashian, 2.

 Fans were happy to answer that question! “😍😍😍😍Twinsies,” one fan commented, and another follower wrote, “Spitting image.”

 Indeed, the mother-daughter duo looked like the spitting image of one another, right down to their matching facial expressions!

WWE champions Becky Lynch & Seth Rollins engaged

The Man's Man popped the question.WWE Superstar Becky Lynch took to Instagram on Thursday to announce that she was engaged to fellow pro-wrestler boyfriend Seth Rollins.

The 32-year-old WWE Raw Women's Champion - AKA The Man - showed off her shiny new ring on the bare chest of the 33-year-old WWE Universal Champion as they posed on a beach together.

Becky captioned the image: 'Happiest day of my life. For the rest of my life. [heart emoji, ring emoji, heart emoji] @wwerollins.'

Venus Williams suffers awkward wardrobe malfunction

She always turns heads on and off the tennis court. And Venus Williams, 39, suffered an awkward wardrobe malfunction as she flashed her knickers on Thursday night while attending the Citi Taste of Tennis at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York.

The tennis pro was glammed up to the max in a slinky black dress while she was joined at the event by her much more casually dressed sister Serena Williams.

Venus looked sensational as she opted to go braless in her plunging black frock, with her athletic physique on full display.

Prince Harry used to be the 'people's prince' but has become 'hypocritical', a royal author claims

The Duke of Sussex is 'preachy' and 'hypocritical,' a royal expert and former editor has claimed. 

Duncan Larcombe told Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box' that Harry's way of managing things has changed as he's got older.

Harry, 34, and Meghan, 38, who often speak out in support of various environmental causes, have holidayed in Ibiza and at Sir Elton John's £15M villa in Nice in the south of France in recent weeks.

'He was a people's prince, he's now become some hypocritical, preachy, detached, slightly confused young prince and he'll lose his popularity because of that,' said Duncan. 'I think that's a tragedy because I think he's a great guy.'

Fire breaks out on flat block opposite Grenfell Tower

Residents of a block of flats opposite Grenfell Tower were left terrified today after a fire broke out on a balcony and reportedly started spreading upwards.

Around 60 firefighters rushed to the tower block in Darfield Way, north Kensington after smoke was seen billowing up the side of the building shortly before midday.

For many in the area, the fire brought back horrific memories of the night of the Grenfell Tower blaze two years ago.

One resident of the block said she got out as soon as she smelled smoke, adding: 'Everyone is thinking of Grenfell.'

Fire crews appear to have arrived before the blaze could spread and could be seen hosing down the balcony by 12.30pm.

Alaafin of Oyo's youngest wife, olori Olaitan pictured in NYSC uniform

One of the wives of the Alaafin of Oyo, Olori Badirat Olaitan is currently doing her compulsory one year National Youth Service. Sharing photos of herself in her NYSC uniform, she wrote;

''NIGERIA WE SERVE.. 🇳🇬 Alihamdulilahi for the journey so far..🙏


Just In! Tribunal sacks Melaye, orders fresh election

The Kogi state national assembly/state assembly election tribunal has sacked Dino Melaye as the senator representing Kogi west district.

In a judgement delivered on Friday, the tribunal led by A.O. Chijiok ordered a fresh election in the district.

Smart Adeyemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 26 election, on the grounds that there were cases of irregularities including over-voting and non-compliance with the electoral act.

Ubi Franklin shares photos of 3rd babymama and son

He shared the lovely photos on his insta –stories.

Beautiful new photos of NFF President, Amaju Pinnick and his family

Beautiful! More pics  below....

OAP Maria Okan announces the birth of her child

Former Beats FM OAP and MTV Shuga actress , Maria Okan has welcomed her first child. The media personality confirmed she welcomed her daughter, Asaiah Monifé Maria on August 16.

She shared the good news  on her in stagram page writing;
''I can’t stop crying. Look at what I made! Asaiah Monifé Maria. 16th August 2019, 12:56am. 6.6 lb. Word is born! Thank you God.''

N.B: Musician Olamide is alleged to be the father of her child.

Don't marry a woman who doesn't like money, you will die poor- Lizzy Anjorin tells men

Do you agree with her?

Stunning! Rukky Sanda dazzles as she turns 35

Nollywood actress Rukky Sanda is 35 today. To celebrate her special day, the actress shared new stunning photos of herself. Captioning one of the photos, she wrote;

THREE AND A HALF DECADES…… Only By God's Grace & Immense Love, i AM here, i AM present, i Am Living Proof Of a Divine ExtraOrdinary Boundless LOVE. And i feel the Energy All Around Me. #Grateful♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

Victoria Beckham puts on a rare public display of affection with husband

They have been enjoying time together as a family during their luxurious breakaway to Italy.

And David and Victoria Beckham looked happier than ever as they cosied up to one another onboard a yacht as they continued to document their idyllic trip to Puglia on Thursday.

The fashion designer, 45, posed with a wine glass in hand as she wrapped her other around her husband of 20 years, who was captured laughing animatedly.

The former Spice Girls singer looked effortlessly chic in a black swimsuit with a pair of ripped denim hotpants for the trip and opted to cover her brunette locks with a black baseball cap.