Saturday, October 12, 2019

Another building collapses in Lagos State

Another building has collapsed at Rademo Street, behind recreation center, Ita Elewa, Ikorodu area of Lagos as a result of Saturday’s heavy downpour.

According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, the one storey building partially caved in because of intense rainfall, but said no life was lost.

Investigations by LASEMA revealed that aside the heavy downpour, the obviously old building constructed with mud bricks, had been seriously distressed over time with visible cracks on its other yet-to-collapse sides.

President Buhari to upgrade aircraft with N1.5bn

President Muhammadu Buhari is proposing to spend N1.492bn on the upgrading of some of the aircraft in the Presidential Air Fleet in 2020.

The sum is apart of the N200.994m the President will be spending on the overhaul of engines of some of the aircraft in the fleet next year.

The figures are contained in the details of the 2020 Appropriation Bill that Buhari presented to a joint session of the National Assembly on Tuesday.

Mother, 3 children die as building collapses in Magodo

A mother and three children have been confirmed dead after a house built on a hill collapsed on another in Otun Araromi area of Isheri – Magodo-Isheri.

The incident was confirmed by General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Femi Oke-Osayintolu.

He said the incident occurred this morning, adding that the bodies of trapped persons have been recovered.

According to him, efforts are ongoing to find more people believed to be trapped in the rubble while relevant agencies are working to ascertain the cause of the collapse.

NANS leader opens online s*xual assault register

Former Southwest Coordinator, National Association of Nigerian Students, Sunday Ashefon, has opened ‘NANS Sexual Harassment Register’, an online register for students who had been assaulted sexually either for marks or cash by both male and female lecturers.

The NANS presidential aspirant and student of Ekiti State University, who made the link,, available to journalists in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, on Saturday, described “Name and Shame as a viable weapon to expose any lecturer whose name was repeatedly mentioned by students of the same university”.

Hilarious photos! Group of women left shocked after meeting man jogging in pink thong

These days it's often the case that you have to expect the unexpected. Mehn, this is so uncomfortable for any woman to see! OMG!! LOL

Really, would you ever expect to see a man out for a run on a hiking trail, wearing nothing but a pink thong and a pair of work boots?

Well, one group of hikers certainly weren't prepared to witness the strange sight and claim that the bizarre moment left them feeling rather "uncomfortable".

Man arraigned for 'defrauding' fiancee of N11m

A 37 year old civil engineer, Sampson Adesope, who allegedly defrauded his fiancée of N11 million, on Friday appeared in an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Adesope, whose address was not provided, is charged with two counts of fraud and unlawful conversion.

He pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Abbass Abayomi, told the court that the defendant committed the offencce on April 24, at Bello Street in Surulere area of Lagos.

Meet child influencers who are raking in millions through social media

These kids have earned £1million - and they're not even 10 yet.

Three-year-old twins who are social media stars and a seven-year-old boy who has 21.5million subscribers on YouTube are just some of the richest child influencers on the planet.

Seven-year-old YouTube star Ryan Kaji tops the list with a net worth of £17.7 million, followed by 16-year-old, Fortnite World Cup winner and gaming influencer Kyle Giersdorf, who’s estimated worth is £2.6 million.

Offset surprises Cardi B with two huge diamond rings on her 27th birthday (video)

They are known for their very expensive taste and love for the finer things in life.

So it was little surprise that Cardi B was left close to happy tears as her husband Offset gifted her with not one but two enormous heart-shaped diamond rings for her 27th birthday on Friday.

In addition to her own gifts, the doting parents also showered 14-month-old daughter Kulture with a plethora of gold jewels, with the tot seen dancing along to her parents’ track Clout in a sweet video.

Disobedience to court orders will attract grave consequences, Chief Justice of Nigeria warns

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has warned against disobedience to orders issued by courts, stating that it would attract grave consequences.

The CJN issued the warning in Abuja on Friday at the launching of the 9th House of Representatives Legislative Agenda.

While the CJN did not mention a specific case, the warning is coming at a time when the Federal Government and security agencies are under criticisms for the continued detention of a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), Publisher of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore, among several other Nigerians, despite court orders freeing them.

Children sold off since 2014 are re-united with their parents and eight suspects arrested

The Police Command in Kano state has rescued and reunited nine kids with their respective families.

The kids were allegedly kidnapped and sold off to Anambra state for trafficking.

Aged between 2 to 10 years old the children were said to have been kidnapped from various locations within the State capital at different times.

The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu who handed the kids to their respective families said some of them had gone missing since 2014, but were traced down to Anambra State where they had been sold off.

NNPC announces oil, gas discovery in Bauchi

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced the discovery of hydrocarbon (oil and gas) deposits in the Kolmani River II Well on the Upper Benue Trough, Gongola Basin, in the North-Eastern part of the country.

It would be recalled that drilling of the Kolmani River II Well, a site near Barambu, a village in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State, was flagged-off by President Muhammadu Buhari on the 2nd of February, 2019.

Preliminary reports indicate that the discovery consists of gas, condensate and light sweet oil of API gravity ranging from 38 to 41 found in stacked siliciclastic cretaceous reservoirs of Yolde, Bima Sandstone and Pre-Bima formations.

Photos: Miss Rivers state, Nyekachi Douglas emerge Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria

Miss Rivers Nyekachi Douglas,  has emerged winner of the 2019 edition of the  Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant.

Miss Rivers was able to scale through the various processes involved: from the top fifteen, to top five and eventually crowned as the current MBGN queen, 2019.

The prestigious event held at the Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, Bayelsa State last night. More photos below...

Hollywood veteran and oscar nominee, Robert Forster dies of brain cancer

Robert Forster, an Oscar nominee for his starring role in "Jackie Brown," has died after battling brain cancer.

Robert died Friday at his home in Los Angeles, according to his publicist. Sadly, his passing comes on the same day his final film, "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie" is released on Netflix.

Forster's been a fixture in Hollywood with several iconic roles since the late 1960s. He earned an Oscar nom for his role, opposite Pam Grier, as Max Cherry in Quentin Tarantino's 1997 movie, "Jackie Brown."

The Weeknd only attended Bella Hadid's birthday bash, they are not back as an item

The Weeknd and Bella Hadid hit it off at the model's birthday party, but only as close friends ... TMZ has learned.

Reports surfaced Friday claiming the once inseparable pair were dating again after celebrating Bella's 23rd birthday together in NYC Thursday night. The bash was held at L'Avenue at Saks and Le Chalet and was allegedly attended by celebs like Taylor Swift and Hailee Steinfeld.

It was The Weeknd's attendance to the party that got people talking, the two were seen hanging out the entire night.

India trains 529 Nigerians

The Indian government has so far trained 529 Nigerians under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) in the past three years.

Mr. Abhay Thakur, High Commissioner of India, disclosed this at the 55th anniversary of the ITEC Day in Abuja.

He said in the 2019/2020 ITEC year, the Indian government is offering about 14,000 scholarships to partner countries with Nigeria having 250 slots.

“I am happy to inform you that during the ongoing ITEC year 2019-2020, government of India is offering around 14,000 scholarships to the partner countries, out of these, 250 slots are available for Nigeria, 32 for Cameroon, 10 for Benin, 5 for Chad and 5 for ECOWAS.

Ex-VP Sambo denies ownership of electricity firm

Former Vice President Namadi Sambo has described as “total falsehood and fallacy’’ a story linking him to the ownership of Kaduna Electric Power Distribution Company of Nigeria.

Sambo stated this in a release he signed on Friday in Kaduna.

He said his attention had been drawn to an online publication on a query issued by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission to Power Distribution Companies.

She passed on in her sleep, Charly Boy reveals how his mom died

Charly Boy lost his mom at 102 on Tuesday but announced her passing away on Thursday. The singer has now explained how she died, saying she died in her sleep and in his home.

He also revealed he was out of the country when his mom passed on, but his wife, daughter and granddaughter were all with her. Though his mom had requested a quiet burial, Charly says, he will be givig her a carnival instead.

In a chat with Saturday Beats, he said, “My mother died at 102. I had been out of the country. I spoke with her three days ago before her demise, but we thank God. Her death is a celebration because she lived to a ripe old age. She died in my house— my wife, daughter and granddaughter were all there.”

Mixed reactions as mom allows daughter smoke weed to help her pass her GCSE exams

A mum says she let her daughter smoke marijuana before her GCSEs - because it 'helps her imagination'.

In an online post, the mum explained her teen would smoke a "tiny bit of weed" before school as it helped her relax, the Stoke on Trent Live reports.

She also claims her daughter told her it gives her more "imagination for her essays."

While some criticised the Stoke-on-Trent mum and accused her of being a 'bad mother', others commenting on the Facebook post defended her stance of letting her children make their own choices in life.

Scientist transitions into a robot so he can live forever

A terminally-ill scientist who is dying from a muscle wasting disease has taken the final steps to become the world's first full cyborg .

Dr Peter Scott-Morgan, 61, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease two years ago, but instead of accepting his fate he decided to challenge what it meant to be human.

He said he wanted to push the boundaries of what science can achieve so decided to extend his life and become fully robotic - known as Peter 2.0.

British university orders every student home from Egypt after two are arrested

The University of Edinburgh has told students on a year abroad in Egypt to return home, after two of their students were arrested in the country.

Two of the Edinburgh university's third-year students were detained by Egyptian authorities in Cairo.

Both were released but the reason for their arrests has still not been confirmed, according to student newspaper The Tab.

The University of Edinburgh said it's students studying in Egypt have now arrived safely back in the UK, or 'are in the process of leaving'.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Sowore, Bakare unable to meet bail conditions

The convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, and co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, charged with treasonable felony, among others, are yet to perfect the bail granted them on October 4, 2019 by a Federal High Court in Abuja.

It was learnt on Friday that both men are still in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) where they are being held.

Sowore and Bakare were granted by in a ruling last Friday by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, but attached conditions, which his lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) described as stringent.

Selena Gomez sparks Niall Horan romance rumours after she's seen sneaking into his mansion

The singer, 27, was spotted arriving at his mansion in LA with a big bag of groceries.

She tried to keep a low profile as she turned up in a cosy sweater, denim cut-off shorts and a pair of white trainers.

Selena's shopping bag appeared to be full of sweet treats including ice cream and fruit salad, while she carried a Louis Vuitton hangbag on her other arm.

There was so sign of One Direction alum, Niall, 26, who seemed to be waiting for her inside.

BBC's Kiki Mordi behind #sexforgrades documentary speaks again

Days after the release of a documentary by the BBC, Journalist, Kiki Mordi, has continued to speak about the impact of the project.

The documentary themed #SexForGrades, which was filmed secretly by a team of undercover journalists, disguised as students, sought to expose the age-long tradition of sexual harassment in universities.

Speaking on Channels Television’s breakfast show, Sunrise Daily, Mordi who says she has been a victim of sexual harassment, noted that the society is not doing enough to protect the girl child.

Must watch! Ugandan pastor preaching s*x education to his church members (video)

A Ugandan pastor has taking it upon himself to teach s*x education in his ‘church’ to boost the s3x life of his congregation. In the video, the pastor’ was seen practically teaching the congregation s3x scenes using one of his church members.

Watch the very hilarious, sorry ridiculous video below…  lol

#sexforgrades: Buhari urges victims to report abuse

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the cases of s3xual violence in tertiary institutions in the country.

He faulted such incidents and appealed to victims not to cover up cases of abuse but report same to relevant agencies.

“Survivors and their families must avoid cover-up,” the President was quoted as saying in a statement on Friday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu.

First human to walk in space dies aged 85

First human to walk in space has died. Alexei Leonov, died today at the age of 85.

The Russian cosmonaut made history in 1965, when he conducted the first-ever space walk while on the Voskhod-2 mission. The walk lasted 12 minutes and 9 seconds.

During the mission, his spacesuit filled with air to the point where he struggled to get back into the spacecraft.

He flew in space a second time in 1975, as part of the historic Apollo-Soyuz mission, the first US-Soviet space flight, which occurred as the two superpowers were pursuing a policy of detente during the Cold War.

First picture of footballer knifed outside McDonald's

This is the first picture of a football starlet teenager stabbed to death outside McDonald's.

Baptista was found with critical injuries shortly after 3.20pm yesterday outside Stratford Broadway, east London, in what has been described as a "senseless attack".

The teenager, who was a pupil at St Bonaventure's School, Forest Gate, sadly died about half an hour later at the scene.

The talented footballer was a former player of Mindset FC and had recently signed for Ultra Elite Youth FC who play in the Echo Junior Football League.  He is believed to have had trials with Ipswich Town.

I will beat Melaye ‘arms down’ in fresh election, Smart Adeyemi says

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Kogi West Senatorial District election, Smart Adeyemi, says he will beat Senator Dino Melaye arms down in the fresh elections ordered by the Court of Appeal in a ruling on Friday.

Senator Melaye lost his appeal on the grounds that his application challenging the judgment of the Tribunal could not prove the allegations that he was not given a fair hearing.

Senator Adeyemi in a short message alleged that Senator Melaye had never won any election, owing to manipulations.

Man jailed eight years for r*ping sleeping woman

A salesman has been jailed for eight years for r-ping  a sleeping woman following a drunken night out.

Shane Baldwin, 31, claimed they had had consensual s-x after he tripped over a bed and fell naked on top of her.

The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was staying overnight in a spare room at his then home in Chatham, Kent, in May 2017.

27 year-old man pulls out a spider from his ear

When Liam Gomez awoke feeling dizzy and with a soft scratching sound inside his head, he phoned his work and said he was suffering with vertigo and earache.

But as the 27-year-old web designer plunged a cotton bud into his ear to try to unclog it, he was horrified when it emerged laced with spider legs.

The self-confessed arachnophobe was then forced to spend a torturous hour scraping out the remnants of the creepy-crawly from his ear one body part at a time.

Mr Gomez, from Folkestone, Kent, said: 'My initial reaction was just to get the bloody thing out of me as fast as possible - I was obviously revolted as I hate spiders! 

Harry Styles returns to IG after a year-long absence

Harry Styles returned to Instagram on Friday after a year-long absence to promote his new single Lights Up.

The One Direction star, 25, shared a number of sultry snaps to celebrate the single's release and its x-rated music video, which saw him strip off and dance topless with other semi-naked beauties.

Fans were driven wild by Harry's provocative video and his new music, as they took to Twitter to gush over the singer.

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed Ali wins Nobel Peace Prize

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali of Ethiopia has won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, the awards committee announced in Norway on Friday.

He was recognised for starting peace talks with Eritrea and establishing a peace agreement to end the long stalemate between the two countries.

"When Abiy Ahmed reached out his hand, President Isaias Afwerki grasped it and helped to formalise the peace process between the two countries," said Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee.

"In Ethiopia, even if much work remains, Abiy Ahmed has initiated important reforms that give many citizens hope for a better life and a brighter future.

The office of the Ethiopian prime minister said: "We are proud as a nation" for winning the prestigious award.

FIFA bans former Afghan general secretary

Sayed Aghazada, the former general secretary of the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF), has been banned for five years and fined after FIFA’s ethics committee found him guilty of violations relating to the abuse of female players.

The world soccer body said in a statement that the investigation concerned complaints lodged by several female Afghan football players against former AFF president Keramuudin Karim.

Karim was banned for life in June.

The female players’ complaints related to sexual abuse between 2013 and 2018, at a time when Aghazada, who is on the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) executive committee, was general secretary.

N.a.k.e.d woman surrounded by nappies in room 'stinking of urine 'killed by husband'

A pensioner found lifeless and n.a.k.e.d in her living room stank of urine in one of the worst cases a doctor had ever seen.

Maureen Crilley, 67, was allegedly killed by husband Neil Crilley, 77, in their own home.

A court heard Mary Eason, a doctor, was unable to examine Mrs Crilley as she was in so much pain.

She later died in hospital, Daily Record reports. High Court in Glasgow was told Crilley knew his wife was “immobilised” suffering from injury and infection.

Maureen is said to have been in need of “medical assistance” and unable to help herself.

Eating mushrooms can reduce men's risk of prostate cancer, study reveals

It’s a love or hate ingredient, but a new study has revealed a link between eating mushrooms and lower risk of prostate cancer.

Researchers from Tohoku University suggest that consuming mushrooms on a regular basis reduces the risk of prostate cancer in men - especially those aged 50 or older.

Dr Shu Zhang, who led the study, said: "Test-tube studies and studies conducted on living organisms have shown that mushrooms have the potential to prevent prostate cancer.

"However, the relationship between mushroom consumption and incident prostate cancer in humans has never been investigated before.

Multiple stabbings at Manchester mall, four injured

Four people were injured Friday in a stabbing at a shopping mall in Manchester, northwest England police say.

Counter-terrorism police are leading the investigation into the incident at Arndale shopping center, Greater Manchester Police said, which happened at around 11:15 a.m. local time (6:15 a.m. ET).

"At this stage we believe that four people were injured during the incident -- not five as previously reported. We will update as the situation becomes clear," police said in a statement.

Police said earlier that a 40-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of serious assault and that they were "keeping an open might about the motivation of this terrible incident and the circumstances."

Court’s verdict: We shall overcome, Melaye reacts

Embattled Senator, Dino Melaye has reacted to the nullification of his election by the Appeal Court today. Melaye said he would surely overcome as the court had ordered a re-run election.

According to the lawmaker, he gave God the praise and was sure that God would surely complete what he had started.

Melaye said he had asked his supporters to be law-abiding as he was sure of victory with the re-run election.

“I just lost my election at the Appeal Court and Fresh election ordered. In all things I give God the Praise. He who started a good thing will definitely complete it. I ask my supporters to be law abiding as we shall always overcome. To God be the Glory,” he tweeted.

Video: Tony Elumelu reveals what keeps him going when he has to work late

King Sunny Ade sure has fans across the country, infact just say all around the world, and UBA CEO, billionaire Elumelu just proved it. Despite not from Sunny;s tribe, and might not really understand his language, the billionaire revealed his music keeps him going when he has to work late sometimes. Who says you still can’t have fun at work when you have to work late? Lol… See the video below..

'Ridiculous' newlyweds slammed for updating their Facebook statuses mid ceremony

A photo of newlyweds standing at the front of their own wedding ceremony starring at their phones has left people wanting to 'give up on society'.

The image showing a couple updating their Facebook relationship status to 'married' just seconds after saying I do received backlash after being posted to an online wedding shaming group.

It was shared with the caption: "Instead of doing a unity candle or sand ceremony, Danielle and James changed their Facebook statuses to married."

Commenters were quick to blast the pair for the 'tacky as hell' stunt, with one saying: "This isn't cute or quirky. It's ridiculous."

Meghan Markle shares throwback video of her as a child to mark Day of the Girl

Meghan Markle has shared a throwback video of her when she was 11 years old to mark International Day of the Girl.

The cute clip shows the Duchess of Sussex speaking passionately about standing up for what you believe and helping others by saying if something upsets you.

At the start of the clip, Meghan introduces the occasion saying: "Every girl has potential, she has promise, she has the right to learn, the right to be heard, the right to play and to discover. The right to be exactly who she is."

There is then a clip Meghan's now famous 2015 speech at the United Nations, where she says: "It is said that girls with dreams, become women with vision."

Olaide Olaogun continues to talk about her crashed marriage… says I saw the blackmail coming

Ex-Lux ambassador, Olaide Olaogun has continued to talk about her crashed marriage after she made it known yesterday by leaving a hint on social media. Today she spoke about how her fashion brand (@rtwbyolaide) last night won an award at the Emperor award ceremony In Lagos then was quick to add about her blackmail bracing up.

Recall news went round yesterday that her 4-year old marriage had crashed, with Olaide citing domestic violence. She wrote;

I can’t wait to tell this 4 years marriage experience of mine for single ladies yet to marry to learn from, it is so full with strong evidences to back them all up, it’s a True life story I will be posting once time permits soon...I was prepared for the blackmail because I had bn threatened with it a long time ago😊

New photos of BBN's Mercy Eke

Giving them hot hot!!

Oprah Winfrey insists she does not regret that she and her long-time partner never married or had kids

Oprah Winfrey has been with her partner Stedman Graham for 32 years, but she doesn't regret at all that they never tied the knot or had children.

The 65-year-old covers the new issue of People this week, and told the magazine that the longtime couple's 'untraditional' relationship has stayed strong all these years precisely because she and Stedman, 68, never got married.

'Both he and I now say, "If we had married, we would not be together,"' she said. 'No question about it — we would not stay married, because of what that would have meant to him, and I would have had my own ideas about it.'

The media mogul met her longtime love in 1986, and they even got engaged in 1992 — but they never went through with a wedding.