Saturday, September 7, 2019

Prophetess Nonnie Roberson laid to rest

Popular Nigerian female pastor and President of Nigerian Women in Clergy, Prophetess Nonnie Roberson has been laid to rest.

The Pastor who died on April 10th was buried on Friday, September 6th 2019 in the United States of America.

Nonnie was married to an American, Joseph Roberson.

It was gathered that the remains of the pastor who died in a Nigerian hospital were flown abroad a few months after her death.

Yellow fever outbreak in Bauchi: Three dies

Three people have been killed following the outbreak of yellow fever disease in Bauchi State.

The Executive Chairman of the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, confirmed this to Channels Television in an exclusive interview on Saturday.

He noted that there were 23 other suspected cases while a few persons were receiving treatment at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi.

Mohammed said, “In Bauchi State, we have been trying to follow up with the case of yellow fever which started two weeks ago and we have only three confirmed deaths.

“And then, we have 23 cases of yellow fever and even today (Saturday), seven samples were taken to the laboratory in Abuja.”

FG debunks reports of explosion at South African High Commission in Abuja

The Federal Government has debunked the report being circulated on social media of a bomb explosion at the South African High Commission in Abuja on Saturday, calling the report fake news orchestrated by the desperate opposition to cause panic and chaos among the populace.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the video of the purported bomb explosion, which is being circulated on the social media, is that of the bomb explosion at Emab Plaza, near Banex, in Abuja on June 25, 2014.

The Minister said it is now apparent that the desperate opposition has decided to use fake news and disinformation as handy tools in their avowed determination to make Nigeria ungovernable, having lost woefully at the polls.

Photos: Toke Makinwa steps out for brother’s wedding

Toke’s brother got married today and she said she had to let them know she is the sister of the groom, hence she went all out. But this is always Toke anyway, going all out! Hot! Hot!!

Blossom Chukwujekwu keeps mum over alleged marriage crash

Social media has been inundated with stories of the alleged crash of Blossom Chukwujekwu’s marriage to Maureen Esisi. It was reported that their union had hit the rocks and that Chukwujekwu had got another actress pregnant

As if to lend credence to the rumours, the erstwhile lovebirds have ‘unfollowed’ each other on Instagram. Also, Chukwujekwu has been sharing cryptic messages on his Instagram page. In one of his posts, he emphasised on a new beginning and not letting what one had lost to be the best one ever had.

However, when Punch correspondent reached out to the actor via phone calls, WhatsApp and text messages, he did not respond. Blossom Chukwujekwu and Maureen got married in 2015.

More photos from Bambam & Teddy A’s introduction

Here are photos from Teddy A and Bambam’s wedding introduction.

Sad! 16-year-old-boy drowns in Kano

A 16-year-old boy, Shahid Lawal, has drowned while bathing in a pond at Bacharawa Ramin Kasa, Fagge Local Government Area in Kano.

This information was contained in a statement signed on Friday in Kano by the Public Relations Officer of the State Fire Service, Mr Saidu Mohammed.

Mohammed said that the incident happened on Thursday evening when the deceased went to take his bath.

“We received a distress call from Rabiu Nasiru at about 6:23 p.m. that Lawal’s body has been found floating in a pond.

Police arrest prophet for killing Imo graduate

The operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command have arrested a prophet, Michael Mbonu, for allegedly killing one Princewill Ezeji.

The state Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Ladodo, said that apart from the prophet, four other suspects were arrested by the SARS operatives for allegedly murdering the graduate of philosophy.

He disclosed that the arrest of the suspect was as a result of digital analysis led by the SARS commander, Godfrey Victor.

He said that the deceased had gone missing after buying a Lexus vehicle.

Eniola Badmus is a year older, releases new photos

Nollywood actress, Eniola Badmus is a year older today and the actress has shared beautiful new photos to celebrate her special day. Captioning one of the photos, she wrote;

''65 days ago, I made some projections and seek God's blessing on them.
'Today am not only grateful for the granted prayers but extremely excited already for the blessings ahead. I am grateful for multiple endorsements, massive exposure, battles won, new territories, family, the amazing ENIBAD team and more Importantly the gift of HEALTH /LIFE.'
'Happy Birthday Senator Badoskyyy''

Photos from Teddy A and Bambam's introduction

Bambam and Teddy A today had their introduction ceremony at Bambam's father's house in Ilaro, Ogun State. The couple who got engaged last month took the first step of becoming man and wife today and their friends like, Cee c, Nina were all in attendance.

People are already saying Teddy has put bambam in a family way considering they just got engaged and now having the start of their marital preparation. Whatever that is, big congrats to the couple!

Taliban Kidnap Six Afghan Journalists

Taliban kidnapped six Afghan journalists working for private and government media organizations in eastern Paktia province, government officials and Taliban said on Saturday.

The reporters, working for radio and TV news companies that broadcast news in the Pashto and Dari languages, were abducted while traveling together from neighboring Paktika province to Paktia to attend a media workshop on Friday.

"We are trying to negotiate their release with the Taliban," said Abdullah Hasrat, a spokesman for Paktia's governor.

Makinde and Oyetola fight each other over LAUTECH

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has faulted Governor Makinde of Oyo State over the payment of staff at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) warning that Makinde’s statement makes Osun State Government looks irresponsible and it’s just a mere cheap political blackmail which the Govenror must stop.

Makinde during his first 100 days in office celebration on BCOS TV had said, the state was ready to pay salaries of LAUTECH lecturers but Osun State is left to fulfill their part, which Oyo state might have to pay on their behalf so that the students won’t suffer. Makinde also said, at this point, if there’s any need for Osun and Oyo to have the institution divided, Oyo state won’t mind.

“Yesterday, the governing council came to see me and we discussed all these. We’ve signed for worker payments but since it’s owned by both Osun and Oyo states, unfortunately, Osun state has not paid. This can not continue,” Makinde said.

Xenophobia: South African police arrest 497 looters

The South African police on Friday reported that they have arrested 497 suspects who have been looting shops in Gauteng Province.

The police said they are on high alert monitoring the situation, adding that some people started looting shops since Sunday and have continued to date.

Police spokesperson, Brigadier Mathapelo Peters, said 74 persons were arrested in Katlehong on Thursday, bringing the total number of arrests since violence erupted in Johannesburg to 497.

Samuel Eto’o retires from football

Four-time African Player of the Year, Samuel Eto’o  has quit football after 22 years.

He announced his retirement from all forms of football at the age of 38.

The veteran enjoyed an excellent career at the top level of the game, winning numerous trophies with Barcelona and also representing Cameroon at four World Cups.

Widely regarded as one of Africa’s greatest-ever players, Eto’o posted on his official Instagram handle: “The end. Towards a new challenge. Thank you all, big love.”

EFCC releases names of 58 suspected oil thieves

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt’s Zonal Office, has commenced investigation of 58 suspected oil thieves; four Vessels, one Barge and two wooden Boats allegedly involved in illegal oil bunkering.

The suspects and Vessels were handed over to the EFCC by the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Pathfinder for further investigation and possible prosecution.

The suspects are: Daniel Faviel Flores, a Mexican; Khrstoliubov Victor, an Ukranian and 56 Nigerian suspects: Umoh Emmanuel Etim; Aliu Dominic; Okwong Effiong Ukpong; Talick Uche Epuk; Okon Emmanuel Sunday; Ebenezer Marshal; Awuletey Okon; George Obomate; Johnbull Uroro; Alphonomsus Augustine Ufot; Jerome Adele-ekun; Mathew Jacob; Okoye Kachi Fred; Johnwill Austin Omubo; Utibe Peter George; Dickson Amadi; Uzi Chibueze Benard; Israel Essien; Job Wilfred; Emmanuel Joseph Ohwimu; Chinedu Nwachukwu Opara; Pascal Chinedu Nnaji; Okechukwu Chukwueke; Peter Ogar; Olatunji Julius Adedokun; Alabede Maruf Olakunle and Origbo Tekevwe Godwill.

Kizz Daniel reacts to news of impregnating Poshmerald

Kizz Daniel has reacted to news of him impregnating a lady simply identified as Poshmerald.

It was earlier reported that the singer has put the lady in a family way. According to the blog who first carried the news, the news was confirmed and Posh who is a stylist will be welcoming the singer’s baby in October.

Reacting to the report, Kizz tweeted “How many people I don give belle like this? Una no dey Taya”

In the past, the singer has been rumoured to have impregnated different women including Chidinma.

Man charged £55,000 for just one beer at a UK hotel

One man has been charged £55,000 for a single ale there, which he thinks could be ‘the most expensive beer in history’.

Peter Lalor, a cricket writer from Australia, still hasn’t had a refund for the bottle of Deuchars IPA which should have been £5.50. He was staying at a branch of Malmaison in Manchester ahead of the fourth Ashes Test match when he stopped for a drink at the hotel bar.

When he came to pay, it became apparent that something was not quite right.

Writing on Twitter, Mr Lalor said: ‘I didn’t have my reading glasses when she presented me with a bill for the beer and when she had some problems with the machine I didn’t think much of it, but it was eventually resolved, I said I didn’t want a receipt and she went to leave.

Church asked to remove its building under a high-tension wire days after it went viral (photos)

A church has been asked to evacuate a building under a high-tension wire in Lagos days after a video of the building went viral. A removal not and mark for demolition is seen clearly on the building above...

Identical triplets jailed for a combined 46 years for conspiring to supply man with submachine gun

Three brothers have been jailed for a combined 46 years for conspiring to supply a rapper with an ‘extraordinarily serious’ Uzi submachine gun and a loaded pistol.

Reiss, Ralston and Ricky Gabriel tried to evade detection by relying on their shared DNA and appearance but were tracked down with mobile phone and surveillance evidence.

The 28 year olds from Edmonton, north London, were found guilty of conspiracy to possess firearms and ammunition with intent to endanger life in July.

A$AP Rocky's Swedish lawyer shot multiple times

A$AP Rocky's former lawyer has been shot in Sweden.

Henrik Olssen Lilja, the attorney who initially represented the rapper after his July arrest in Sweden, was reportedly shot in the head and chest as he was leaving his apartment in Stockholm on Friday morning, TMZ reports. Lilja was later replaced by Slobodan Jovicic to represent Rocky.

According to the report, the shooter allegedly walked up to Lilja and shot him. A spokeswoman for the Swedish Bar Association further confirmed Lilja was the victim of the shooting. His condition is currently unknown.

Last month, Rocky was found guilty of assault by a Swedish court, but was given a conditional sentence after judges found the assault was not "of such a serious nature that a prison stance must be chosen."

Friday, September 6, 2019

Breaking! Don't retaliate against South Africans, Adeboye warns

The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God has warned that Nigerians should not retaliate against South Africans in the country because of Nigerians still in their Nation.

According to the man of God, an average South African is a decent person and those causing violence in that country are very few. He warned that retaliating against them in Nigeria will cause harm to those in South Africa. He further encouraged Nigerians to take care of South Africans who are there neighbors.

He made this known few minutes ago at the ongoing September Holy Ghost service with the topic Lifted Into Glory during his sermon.

Former first lady of Honduras sentenced to 58 years in jail

The former first lady of Honduras, Rosa Elena Bonilla, has been to 58 years in jail on charges of fraud and undue appropriation of funds.

Bonilla, 52, wife of former president Porfirio Lobo, has been in custody since February 2018.

Her lawyer said she was innocent and an appeal would be filed with the Honduras Supreme Court.

It would be Bonilla's last chance to avoid serving the sentence.

Ronaldinho gets political appointment in Brazil

Ronaldinho has been named as Brazil's newest tourism ambassador - despite being unable to leave the country.

The Barcelona legend, 39, is stranded in his home nation after having his passport taken away for failing to pay an environmental damage fine.

Ronaldinho, along with his brother, was convicted of illegally building a fishing trap in a preservation area.

The Brazil icon still owes a staggering £2.06million - but he refused to pay up - and has had his 57-strong property portfolio seized.

Mayorkun meets Atiku Abubakar in Dubai (photos)

Mayorkun has met former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar. It is believed they met in Dubai as the singer is in the foreign land for a performance.

Bobrisky should have called my bosses when I shut down his party - Runsewe

The Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Olusegun Runsewe, has mocked Bobrisky, after officers of the Lagos State Police Command were deployed to shut down his birthday party on Saturday.

Runsewe, who spoke on Platform, a programme of the Nigerian Television Authority, said the country was on the cusp of becoming a great nation while he described Bobrisky as a national disaster.

Recall the NCAC DG had condemned Bobrisky weeks ago calling him an embarrassment. But Bobrisky took to his Instagram page after to mock him saying he rolls with his bosses and Runsewe is a small fry.

Meghan Markle takes last-minute commercial flight to watch Serena Williams in US Open

The Duchess of Sussex took a commercial flight this morning following the recent row over her and Prince Harry’s use of private jets. Meghan, who was not joined by Harry or baby Archie, will watch her close pal Serena in the US Open final before heading home to Frogmore Cottage.

A source told The Times: “It is a last-minute trip. Excited to support her friend, and then come back.”

US-born Meghan has reportedly been thinking about the trip across the pond since Serena won her quarter-final earlier this week and the royal stayed up last night for the semi-final, catching her flight hours later.

It comes after the Sussexes faced accusations of hypocrisy when it emerged they took four private jets in 11 days over the summer to holidays in Ibiza and Nice.

Adaeze Yobo shares new loved up photos with husband to celebrate his birthday

Joseph Yobo is a year older today. And his wife, Adaeze shared new beautiful loved up photos of them to celebrate him.

"How you smile when Beyonce let you touch her ?? Happy Birthday Chief!, Adaeze wrote".

President Buhari pays tribute to late Mugabe

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent condolences to the government and people of Zimbabwe over the death of the founding father and former President, Robert Mugabe at the age 95.

Mugabe’s death in Singapore hospital was announced this morning by President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Buhari, in a statement by his media adviser, Femi Adesina, commiserated with family members, friends and political associates of the political activist who fought for the independence of the country from colonial rule, and lived most of his life in public service.

President Buhari said Mugabe’s sacrifices, especially in struggling for the political and economic emancipation of his people, will always be remembered by posterity.

Photos: Paul and Jude Okoye visit Ooni of Ife

Paul Okoye and his elder brother and manager, Jude Okoye today paid a courtesy visit to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Adewusi in Osun State. See a video of them singing with Ooni below...

Dad walks out of hospital carrying his three-day-old daughter to sell her to a strange couple for £5,700

A Chinese man has been detained after selling his three-day-old daughter to a strange couple he met on a social media app for £5,700.

Surveillance footage shows the father, known by his surname Zhao, walking out of a maternity hospital in eastern China carrying the newborn to the buyers. The girl was then taken to a new home 160 miles away. 

Zhao told police he and his wife 'were not capable of raising the child'. 

The father carried out the illegal transaction through a friend who helped him post an advertisement on popular Chinese messaging platform WeChat, according to police in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province.

Robert Mugabe was a hero – Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has described late Zimbabwe’s former President, Robert Mugabe as a hero of the African liberation struggle.

According to Atiku, no man is perfect, noting that despite fact that Mugabe had his flaw, nobody could take this fact away from him that he loved his people and took practical steps to improve their well-being.

“Robert Mugabe was a hero of the African liberation struggle. No man is perfect and he had his flaws, but nobody can take this fact away from him: That he loved his country and its people, and took practical and patriotic steps to improve their well being”, Atiku wrote on his twitter handle.

Mugabe died on Friday at the age of 95.

Lagos orders public and private schools to resume new session Monday

The Lagos State Government has said that all public and private schools in the state must resume for the first term of the 2019/2020 academic session on Monday.

It said that by so doing, they would be adhering to the Uniform School Calendar approved by the state government.

This is contained in a statement released on Friday by Mr Kayode Sutton of the the Public Affairs department in the state’s Ministry of Education and made available to newsmen in Lagos.

Xenophobia: Air Peace rendering free flight for Nigerians in South Africa says many have expired passports

The plan by the Air Peace Airline to evacuate Nigerians in South Africa from Sept. 6 has been scuppered as majority of those interested in the process have expired passports.

The airline with the support of the Federal Government planned to begin evacuating Nigerians from South Africa on Sept. 6, after the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other foreign nationals living in that country.

Mr Allen Onyema, the Chairman of Air Peace, said in a statement in Lagos on Friday that most of the potential returnees were yet to renew their documents.

Babaric! Woman sets man ablaze over N200 in Delta

A woman has allegedly set a man ablaze in Delta State, over a N200 debt.

The Delta State Police Command said it has arrested the woman for setting the young man ablaze.

Another female accomplice allegedly involved in the crime is on the run, Delta Police Commissioner, Adeyinka Adeleke has said.

The young man simply identified as Sunday was set ablaze in Effurun, Uwvie L.G.A.

A source said the victim owed the woman who doused him with fuel, but it is unclear what dealings the victim had with the other woman who lit the matches that consumed the debtor.

I signed Wizkid and Davido, but contracts are not recognized in Africa - Akon

Akon has spoken about once signing Davido, Wizkid and P-Square who were the biggest artistes at the time of the signing, but admitted contracts are not recognized in Africa especially Nigeria. He made this known on The Breakfast Club and also talked some sensible things. Watch...

Halima Abubakar hints on once having a bad friend

Halima Abubakar has hinted she just left a girl-girl relationship hinting it was messy. She gave the advise to her thousands of followers on Instagram advising them to be careful of friends like enemies.
At the moment, Halima's friendship with Tonto Dikeh has hit the rocks, while that of she and Cossy Orjiakor (once good friends) has also been thrown into the ocean.

Who is Halima referring to? Cossy? Tonto? Oh or may be an unknown friend? We shall be careful henceforth, thank you. (smiles)

Blossom Chukwujekwu's 3-year old marriage to Maureen Esisi crashes

Nollywood actor, Blossom Chukwujekwu’s 3-year old marriage to Maureen Esisi is believed to have crashed. According to people in the know, the actor recently walked out of his matrimonial home.

A quick check on their instagram pages also shows both Blossom and Maureen have deleted all photos of themselves on their respective pages and have also unfollowed each other.

They had their traditional wedding in 2015 and a loud white wedding in October 2016. Our prayers are with them!

Xenophobia: Oshiomhole asks FG to nationalise South African-owned businesses

The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, has called on the Federal Government to nationalise South African businesses in Nigeria.

He made the call at the end of an emergency National Working Committee (NWC) meeting of the ruling party in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

“In order to send a very strong message to South African authorities and the South African people, it is worth it for the Nigerian government to take steps to take over the remaining shares of MTN that are owned by South Africans so that MTN becomes fully Nigeria-owned.

“If Nigeria decides at least for the next 30 days to stop using MTN, they would have sent a clear message,” the party chairman said.

Saraki celebrates his wife on her 55th birthday

Toyin Saraki is 55 today and the former senate president took to his twitter page to pay a lovely tribute to his wife. What he said...