Saturday, September 21, 2019

Dino Melaye forgets to remove Kogi Governorship poster from twitter profile after losing primaries

The senator had changed his profile photo on twitter to one of his governorship campaign posters,  shortly before the PDP governorship primaries in Kogi, in which he lost, but it seems he has now forgotten to change it. Hopefully he will now.

Zidane to resign if he loses Real Madrid support

Zinedine Zidane believes he has the backing of Real Madrid but admits he would leave if he ever felt he had lost the club’s support.

Zidane has come under scrutiny after enduring his worst ever defeat as Madrid coach on Wednesday, a 3-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

The result also followed an underwhelming start in La Liga, which has seen Madrid claim two wins and two draws from games against Celta Vigo, Real Valladolid, Villarreal and Levante.

After returning from Paris, Zidane gave his players the day off on Thursday, which surprised those high up at the club, according to reports in the Spanish press.

Nigerian author, Tunde Leye demands to know Lagos slogan during Sanwo-Olu's regime and he replies

Lol, come and see. A Nigerian author (by the way he is the same guy that marked his 5th wedding anniversary yesterday, using the coming to America theme), Tunde Leye has tweeted at the Lagos State Governor demanding to know what the Lagos slogan will be during his own tenure. And well,  the Governor replied him with an answer.

But before he replied, he also wanted to know if Mr Tunde was trolling him, so he first asked Trolling? (lol soji governor), then went on to reveal it will be known as;

''ÌGBÉGA ÈKÓ TI DI ÀJÙMÒŞE. We are building #ForAGreaterLagos together.''

Kourtney Kardashian reveals her nanny left after her 7-year old daughter, Penelope scratched her face

It's proving difficult to keep up with the Kardashian kids. Kourtney, 40, revealed her nanny quit after being scratched by her seven-year-old daughter Penelope.

The mother-of-three described her middle daughter as 'out of control' and said she even seems to 'black out' during fits of rage.

Kourtney was discussing the situation over a meal with her ex Scott Disick, sister Kim Kardashian, mom Kris Jenner and Kris' boyfriend Corey Gamble.

'I don't even have a nanny anymore,' Kourtney complained.

Demi Rose sets pulses racing as she showcases her curves in a tiny cut-out red swimsuit

She is the Instagram sensation who is known for her hourglass curves. And Demi Rose showcased her incredible figure as she slipped into a tiny red swimsuit for a sultry beach snap in Ibiza on Thursday.

The model, 24, flaunted her ample assets in the racy item of swimwear, which racked up nearly 400K likes. 

''Insurgents'' invade Monguno general hospital in Borno, carts away drugs, hospital equipment

Gunmen suspected to be insurgents on Friday invaded the Monguno general hospital in Borno state charting away drugs and other hospital equipment.

This comes a day after the Theatre Command of Operation Lafia Dole declared the Action Against Hunger (AAH), persona non-grata for aiding and abetting terrorists in the northeast

Sources in the town say they came in through the water board camp and left quietly without hurting anyone after their mission.

They also reportedly looted the belongings of displaced persons residing behind the hospital.

Disturbing photos! Baby girl is born with four legs and three hands in 'triplets birth'

An Indian woman has given birth to a daughter with four legs and three hands after she became conjoined to another baby in the womb.

Raju, 24, naturally delivered twins, a boy and a girl, at a hospital in Tonk in Rajasthan on Friday.

While the boy was born healthy, the girl had with an extra set of legs and another hand covering her entire chest and abdomen.

Doctors believe Raju could have been carrying triplets, but one of the baby's joined to the little girl.

Tunisia's ousted ex-president Ben Ali who died in exile is buried in Saudi Arabia

Tunisia’s former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was buried in the Muslim holy city of Medina on Saturday, witnesses said, after he died in exile in Saudi Arabia.

Ben Ali, who died Thursday in the city of Jeddah, was laid to rest at Al-Baqi cemetery next to the Prophet Mohammed’s mosque and a place of great reverence for Muslims.

Some of his family were to receive condolences on Sunday in an upmarket suburb of Tunis, according to a small notice published in Tunisia’s La Presse newspaper.

Somalia's President signs anti-corruption bill into law

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Saturday signed an anti-graft bill into law, a long-awaited piece of legislation in one of the world’s most corrupt nations.

The president, better known by his nickname Farmajo, came into office in 2017 vowing to combat the scourge which permeates evert aspect of life.

The new law will pave the way for the formation of independent anti-corruption commissions both on the federal and regional level, according to a statement from the president’s office.

“Corruption is worse than cancer because cancer kills only the individual, but corruption kills the whole society. I hope those who will be selected to be members of the committees will be decent, religious and patriotic,” the president said in a statement released Saturday after the signature.

It's official! Tribunal affirms Ihedioha as Imo Governor

The Imo State Election Tribunal has affirmed the election of Emeka Ihedioha as governor of the state.

The chairman of the tribunal, Justice Umar Dogondaji, in his ruling on Saturday, dismissed the petition of Senator Hope Uzodinma because he did not discharge the burden of proof of the allegation that his results were excluded from the final results of the election.

He also dismissed the petition of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and its governorship candidate Senator Ifeanyi Arareume for lacking in merit as well as that of the candidate of the Action Alliance Party, Mr. Uche Nwosu, for incompetence.

Naira Marley stopped from performing at Unilag

Naira Marley was yesterday night stopped from performing at a show inside the campus of the University of Lagos.

The event was organised by mobile phone manufacturer, Infinix, and took place at the Sports Centre.

According to findings by SaharaReporters, the decision to stop Naira Marley from performing stems from his poor public perception and ongoing court case over cyber fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Nigerians mock Dino Melaye as he turns English professor on social media

Nigerians have mocked a Nigerian Senator Dino Melaye, as he turned a English Professor on twitter. The Senator tweeted some sentences he said most Nigerians use WRONGLY and people took turns to mock him! One said, after he failed to get PDP's Kogi governorship ticket, he suddenly found his calling.

But has the insults continued to pour in, the Senator was determined to still EDUCATE them, so he rolled them out the MORE, lol. See the hilarious reactions below...

Jennifer Lopez showcases her age-defying physique as she recreates 2000 Grammys outfit at Versace show during Milan Fashion Week

Jennifer Lopez earned a standing ovation by onlookers as she recreated one of her most famous red carpet looks at the Versace Spring/Summer 2020 presentation during Milan Fashion Week on Friday.

The American singer, 50, relived her iconic palm leaf dress from the 2000 Grammy Awards as she sported an even more revealing look on the runway.

J-Lo ensured she was the centre of attention in the plunging green printed dress with a matching cape as she showcased her incredible physique in the fashion show.

Police arrest 21-year-old man for allegedly raping 10 of his boss' children

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has arrested a 21-year-old gay boy who is a house help, Usman Abubakar for allegedly sodomising 10 minors in Sokoto.

The Sokoto Zonal Commander of NAPTIP, Mr Hassan Tahir, who disclosed this to newsmen on Thursday, said all the minors were children of the suspect’s master.

According to Tahir, the suspect had confessed to sodomizing the 10 children. He said the offence occurred at Rungumi area in Sokoto South Local Government of Sokoto state.

According to him, Abubakar was a student of an Almajiri school before his engagement as house help about 10 years ago. He said that the suspect who is from Kebbi would soon be arraign before the Court.

Man dies during underwater proposal to girlfriend

A Louisiana man drowned while trying to make an underwater marriage proposal to his girlfriend while the couple was on vacation.

Steven Weber Jr., of Baton Rouge died this week while proposing to his girlfriend Kenesha Antoine underwater while in Tanzania.

Antoine, an attorney, posted about the tragic accident on her Facebook page early Friday with photos and videos of the proposal.

Don Jazzy speaks on detention of Omoyele Sowore

Don Jazzy has spoken on the detention of the Presidential Candidate for the AAC in the February, 2019 Election, Omoyele Sowore. He wrote;

"This dangerous precedent of stifling opposition voices and dissenting opinions has survived enough. Let's not pretend our nascent democracy isn't being sabotaged when citizens shudder at the thought of people they elected into power. I plead for Sowore #FreeSowore"

Seven PDP governors meet in Rivers state

Governors of seven states of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday met in Port Harcourt.

According to Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant (Electronic Media) to Gov. Nyesom Wike, the meeting was attended by Govs. Umaru Fintiri (Adamawa), Emeka Ihedioha (Imo); Seyi Makinde (Oyo); Samuel Ortom (Benue); Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto); and Mohammed Mattawale (Zamfara).

After the meeting, Tambuwal explained that the governors were in Rivers to commend Wike “for his sustained projects delivery”.

He said the governors urged him to continue to deliver quality projects and sustain good governance for the development of Rivers State.

Daddy Showkey remembers late dad 41 years after

Daddy Showkey has remembered his late dad 41 years after. Taking to his instagram page, to remember his icon and hero, the singer wrote;

''I can’t Believe that is 41 years today that I lost my hero! my icon!! My role model !!! A Great and Wonderful Man My DADDY! The Daddy wey born Daddy " JOHN ASANIOMATA PAUL ASIEMO " Father I miss you like it was yesterday you left us, I hope I Made you proud because everyday I think if you are here will me will be proud of me and the little I achieved, I know you will have wanted higher institution I am sorry dad but my children are going now for me, so I am sorry dad please forgive anywhere you’re Pls appreciate the little I achieved I miss you the Great Palas''.

Apprentice commits suicide three months after boyfriend did the same

An apprentice tailor in Lagos, Adenike Fatai, has committed suicide barely three months after her boyfriend, Bayo Atanda, reportedly did the same thing.

Fatai, who hailed from Kwara State, reportedly took a poisonous substance suspected to be sniper around 8.30pm, last Thursday.

The 25-year-old woman lived with her mother on Igbekele Street, Iyana Cele bus stop, Shibiri area of Lagos State.

City Round learnt that Fatai had been battling depression since her boyfriend, whom she was living with in Orile, a neigbouring community, reportedly took a poison and died.

Nigerian rapper Pelepele allegedly takes his own life

A young Nigerian rapper, Olanrewaju PelePele has allegedly committed suicide. This is coming a week after he took to social media to express he was sad and could take his own life. In the video, he looked depressed and express his dissatisfaction of not being able to break into the music industry despite 10 years of hard work. He was found dead in his apartment, yesterday, September 20th, May God forgive him of his sins. Too sad!

Sowore slammed with fresh charges of treason, money laundering, cyberstalking President Buhari

The Federal Government has slammed a fresh seven-count charge against detained political activist and convener of the RevolutionNow Protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, accusing him of treason, money laundering and cyberstalking President Muhammadu Buhari.

The case was filed at the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court and it comes 24 hours to the expiration of the 45-day period the court permitted the DSS to hold him.

Also charged with Sowore in case FHC/ ABJ/CR/235/2019, is Olawale Adebayo Bakare (aka Mandate), who was arrested in Osogbo, Osun state.

According to the charge, the Federal Government alleges that the defendants conspired to commit treasonable felony, contrary to section 516 of the criminal Code Act Cap C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, and punishable under the same section of the Act.

Wizkid's 3rd son, Zion Balogun is so grown (photos)

The proud dad shared the new photos on his insta stories.

Lizzy Anjorin/Toyin Abraham Beef: Mr Latin and Yinka Quadri give stern warning

Veteran Yoruba actors, Yinka Quadri and The President of the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Bolaji Amusan- Latin have warned both Nollywood actresses, Lizzy Anjorin and Toyin Abraham who are at the moment at war, saying if anyone has anything against each other, there's a body that governs them that they ought to report to.

The visibly angered actors were reacting to the Instagram spat between Toyin and Lizzy which has lingered for almost a week.

In a joint video broadcast posted on their respective Instagram handles, the actors echoed, ”Enough is Enough. The industry must be protected.”

India police arrest Nigerian Onwumere for overstaying

A Nigerian, along with a Sri Lankan was detained by the Kancheepuram district police near Mamallapuram on charges of staying illegally in India.

The two men were caught during a door-to-door inspection ahead of the informal meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese president Xi Jinping scheduled to take place in the coastal town from October 11 to 13.

While the travel documents of the Nigerian had expired, the Lankan national was found to have entered the country illegally a decade ago, Times of India reported.

Police identified the Nigerian as Chukwa Onwumere Zef, 36. He was staying in the house of Nagamuthu in Venpurusham, a village near Mamallapuram.

Is Burna Boy and Stefflon Don engaged?

It seems so o! The singer's girlfriend, British rapper, Stefflon Don showed off what looks like an engagement ring recently on her instagram story. If this is true, we say big congrats to them!

Governor Wike reacts to arrest of serial killer

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has reacted to the arrest of a suspected Port Harcourt serial killer, Gracious David West, who confessed to have killed seven women.

Addressing journalists at the Government House, Port Harcourt after an emergency meeting of the Rivers State Security Council on Friday, Wike said that the meeting was impressed by the successes recorded by the Police in the last few days, especially the arrest of three suspects.

Speaking on behalf of Wike, Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Dr Tammy Danagogo, said that the meeting commended the painstaking efforts of the Nigeria Police and other security agencies, which had led to improved security across the state.

Police confirm abduction of ASUU chairman

Reports on abduction of some lecturers of the Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology(OYSCATECH), has been confirmed by the police on Friday.

The Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics of the college, Mr. Opadijo Olujide; his secretary, Gbenga Alayande; and three others were reportedly kidnapped on their way from Saki on Thursday.

It was gathered that they were returning from a union meeting when the incident occurred. No fewer than five persons had been abducted at different times, in the last two months, in Ibarapaland.

We are hungry, thirsty to receive 2020 Appropriation Bill – Lawan

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan said on Friday that the National Assembly is eager to receive the 2020 budget proposals.

“We are hopeful and optimistic, as well as hungry and thirsty, to receive the 2020 appropriations bill,” Lawan told reporters shortly on his arrival from a private visit abroad.

Lawan seized the advantage of the National Assembly’s current recess to travel on a private visit to Morocco and Germany.

“I am aware that the executive arm of government is working assiduously to ensure that the appropriation bill for the year 2020 is presented to the National Assembly by the end of this month.

Reality star, TBoss loses father

Reality star, TBoss has lost her father, Engineer Vicent Idowu. Her younger brother, Christopher broke the sad news on social media and spoke about how devastated it has made him be.

Christopher wrote;

''To say that I'm devastated is an understatement. Rest in peace Dad! We didn't always agree but I always understood you''.

Friday, September 20, 2019

$9.6bn judgment: Grace Taiga ex-Petroleum Resources senior official sent to prison

Mrs. Grace Taiga, a female accomplice in the mega fraud, involving Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID) was remanded in Suleja Prison on Friday, on the orders of Justice O.A. Adeniyi of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, sitting in Apo, Abuja.

She is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Mrs.Taiga, a former director, Legal Services in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources was a key actor in the fraudulent Gas Supply and Processing Agreement (GSPA) between the federal government and P&ID. She is alleged to have used her position to administer undue favours to the company.

MKO Abiola’s daughter Hafsat nominated alongside John Legend for US award

MKO Abiola’s daughter Hafsat has been named as one of three honorees selected for the US National Civil Rights Museum’s 28th Annual Freedom Award to held on October 30 in Memphis, Tennessee.

According to a statement, honorees are selected for their many achievements and contributions on a national and global scale in the name of equality, social justice and freedom for all.

Other 2019 honorees include musician and social activist, John Legend and author and feminist organizer, Gloria Steinem.

Hafsat Abiola, president and CEO of Women in Africa, is a noted Nigerian human and civil rights activist.

I feel irresistible urge to always kill and I kill alone - Port Harcourt serial killer

The 39-year old notorious Port Harcourt serial killer, Gracious David West, has confessed to have killed seven women in Rivers, Lagos and Imo States.

West, who hails from Buguma in Asari-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State, confessed that he killed five women in Port Harcourt, one in Ikeja and another in Owerri and survived on the money he stole from the victims’ ATM cards.

He made the confession on Friday, while being paraded by Mustapha Dandaura, Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Police at the police’s headquarters.

Twitter closes thousands of fake news accounts

Twitter said on Friday it has closed down thousands of accounts across the world for spreading fake news as well as pro-government propaganda, including in places like the United Arab Emirates, China, and Spain.

Accounts coming from China seeking to sow discord among protesters in Hong Kong were closed down, as were accounts amplifying a pro-Saudi message coming from Egypt and the United Arab Emirates directed at Qatar and Yemen, Twitter said.

Fake news accounts were also suspended in Spain and Ecuador.

Indonesia President urges delay in Law banning s.e.x outside marriage

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday called for a delay in passing a new law that would outlaw gay and pre-marital s-x after the controversial plan sparked a public outcry.

The proposed criminal code overhaul should get a closer look given the backlash, Widodo said, as he asked that parliament scrap a planned vote on the revisions before its session ends next week.

The mooted changes could affect millions in the world’s biggest Muslim majority country, including gay and heterosexual couples who might face jail for having sex outside wedlock or having an affair.

On Friday, the Australian embassy in Jakarta issued a fresh travel advisory for Indonesia, warning that the legislation could put unmarried foreign tourists in the crosshairs.

Tribunal affirms Ikpeazu’s election as Abia Governor

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia on Friday upheld the victory of Okezie Ikpeazu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the governor of Abia State.

The tribunal also dismissed the petition filed by Alex Otti of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).

Chairman of the panel, Justice Lekan Ogumonye while delivering a unanimous judgement held that the petitioner failed to prove his allegations of over-voting and non compliance with the electoral act in the conduct of the election.

Trump announces US sanctions on Iran Central Bank

President Donald Trump on Friday announced new sanctions on Iran’s central bank, calling the measures the “highest” sanctions ever imposed on a foreign country by the United States.

“We have just sanctioned the Iranian national bank,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, later clarifying that he was referring to the Iranian central bank.

“These are the highest sanctions ever imposed on a country,” he said.

Trump earlier this week announced what he said would be substantial new sanctions against Iran, in response to what US officials say was likely Iranian involvement in an attack on Saudi oil facilities.

Young people take to streets in Global Climate protest

Anxious about their future on a hotter planet, angry at world leaders for failing to arrest the crisis, thousands of young people began pouring into the streets on Friday for a day of global climate protest.

“I fight for climate justice action because everyone deserves a safe future, which is something our government is not supporting yet,” said Niamh O’Connor Smith, 17, who addressed the crowd in Melbourne, Australia, at one of the first global rallies. “Together, we will change that.”

More than 100,000 protested in Melbourne, in what organizers said was the largest climate action in the country’s history. The rally shut down key public transport corridors for hours.

Fatoyinbo wants court to throw out Busola Dakolo’s suit, as he demands N50m damages

Senior pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo, has asked the FCT High Court to dismiss the suit filed by Busola Dakola.

In an application filed through his lawyers, he also demanded that he is awarded a sum of N50 million as damages.

According to the application, he called for the dismissal of the suit on the grounds that it is incompetent and frivolous.

This comes about two weeks after Mrs Dakolo had demanded that the pastor apologises for allegedly defiling her.

Teenager kidnaps uncle’s daughter for N6m ransom

An 18-year-old girl has been arrested in Gombe for allegedly kidnapping the five-year old daughter of her uncle.

The suspect, Hadiza Babayo of Lafiya Lamurde Local Government Area of Adamawa state was arrested on Friday by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Gombe.

The teenager was alleged to have connived with one Bala Shuaibu of the same address and abducted the victim from school.

Parading the suspects before newsmen, the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Obed Mary Malum said the suspects kept the girl at a hotel in Nayi-Nawa area of Gombe metropolis and demanded N6 million as ransom from her parents.

Absence of Police witness stalls Evans trial

The absence of a police witness on Friday stalled the trial of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans in an Ikeja Special Offences Court.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the trial had to be adjourned due to the absence of Insp Idowu Haruna, the Investigation Police Officer (IPO) and a member Inspector General of Police (IGP) Intelligence Response Team.

Informing the court of the development, the state prosecutor, Mrs. O.A Badulaiye-Bishi, said “the matter is for a continuation of trial. The prosecution witness has travelled outside the court’s jurisdiction. Unfortunately, we will have to request an adjournment date,”