Saturday, October 19, 2019

Osinbajo, Tinubu, Aregbesola, Sanwo-olu attend the conferment ceremony of Sir Kesington Adebutu as Odole-Oodua (photos)

Osinbajo, Tinubu, Aregbesola, Obasanjo, Sanwo-olu and a host of dignitaries attended the conferment ceremony of the Odole-Oodua (chieftancy title) on Sir Kesington Adebutu by the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, today in Ile-Ife.  More photos below...

Politicians continue to pay homage to Atiku Abubakar in Dubai (photos)

Politicians have continued to pay homage to Alhaji Atiku Abubkar, the PDP's presidential candidate in the last election. Atiku who has been away in the country for months now has been receiving visits mainly PDP chieftains from Nigeria at hos Dubai home. Latest on the list are Bayelsa State governorship candidate for PDP, Senator Diri, Timi Frank, and Emma Ogidi.

Recall Timi Frank is a known critic of APC, who recently battled VP Osinbajo over a N90bn poll fund.

Months after wife's death, Chirs Attoh loses father

Popular Ghanaian actor, Chris Attoh is bereaved again. This is coming months after the actor lost his wife from his second marriage. She was assassinated in the US. Recall the actor was once married to our very own Nollywood actress, Damilola Adegbite before they went their separate ways after welcoming a son.

Now he just lost his dad who just clocked 91 on the 1st of October, 2019. Fred Attoh, his dad, is said to have passed on peacefully.



27-year old Nigerian sentenced to prison in US for scam without parole

A 27-year-old Nigerian, Segun Prosper Otaru, who lived in St. Robert, Missouri, United States has been sentenced to four years and three months in federal prison without parole.

According to US Department of Justice statement, Otaru was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips.

The court also ordered Otaru to pay $25,056 in restitution, and to forfeit the same amount to the government.

Otaru is a legal permanent resident of the United States.

Associating Christ with kidnapping is reckless, irresponsible, CAN tells MURIC

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 Northern States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has described statements by the Muslim Rights Concerned (MURIC) on the alleged abduction of nine children in Kano as “reckless, irresponsible and provocative”.

In a statement, CAN warned the Islamic group against associating criminality with Christ.

MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, while condemning the abduction of the children in a statement on Monday, was quoted as saying that kidnapping was done for Christ.

“Kidnappers have taken over the house of God. The phenomenon of kidnapping for Christ has now rented the air. We are shocked to our marrows.

D'banj and wife welcome another child (video)

D'banj and wife have welcomed another child. The singer announced the good news saying he is back to daddy duties, to the delight of his fans on Instagram.

Recall they lost their first child shortly after his first birthday. He actually drowned in the family's pool. Such a good good news this Saturday afternoon.

Kanye West is REJECTED in Sunday Service apparel trademark filing

Kanye West's bid to trademark apparel for his Sunday Service has been rejected.

The 42-year-old rapper's filing has been rejected by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

He had applied for exclusive ownership of 'Sunday Service' to be emblazoned on all types of clothing and footwear but it was rejected as someone has already been doing that

Poor Kanye! He actually made that ‘phrase’ popular.

Miz Wanneka and husband, willy celebrate 6th wedding anniversary (video)

Hours after showing off her Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 2020 model, hair boss, Mizwanneka has revealed it's also her 6th wedding anniversary today. Sharing a video of them dancing on Instagram, she wrote;

''Happy wedding anniversary to us ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ I hope you learn how to dance 😏 e no just want learn sha 🤦‍♀️ learn from me Biko 😂 thank you lord for your mercies 🙏 we don’t take your love for granted .''

Beautiful new photos of Bidoun Fatoyinbo and family

The embattled senior pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly COZA, Biodun Fatoyinbo and his wife Modele, and their children look beautiful as they enjoy their vacation.

Glad to see both families are fine despite their court battles.

Tinubu will make a good modern Nigerian president – Babachir Lawal

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation who was sacked from office, Babachir Lawal, has said Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress is in good standing to become the next president of Nigeria.

He said Tinubu possesses the qualities of a good modern President to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

Babachir, who stated this in Yola, Adamawa State, in an interview with some select journalists, also supported power rotation to the South.

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd dies at 62

Oracle Corp’s (ORCL.N) 62-year-old co-chief Mark Hurd died on Friday morning, the company said, an unexpected development that raises pressure on co-CEO Safra Catz to lead the business software maker’s ongoing transition to cloud computing.

Last month, Hurd went on a medical leave for unspecified health reasons, while Catz and founder Larry Ellison took over his responsibilities during the absence.

The company has not given details about the cause of death.

“Oracle has lost a brilliant and beloved leader who personally touched the lives of so many of us during his decade at Oracle,” Ellison wrote in an email to company employees.

Pilot banned for life after allowing Egyptian actor to sit in cockpit

Egypt has banned a pilot for life for allowing celebrity and actor Mohamed Ramadan to sit in the cockpit during a private flight to Saudi Arabia.

The actor and singer posted a video of himself in the co-pilot's seat, holding the controls, as someone else commented he's "driving the plane now".

The co-pilot was also reportedly banned for a year over the incident.

The flight was run by Smart Aviation, whose chief executive resigned his post, officials said.

If not for the law, I would have killed my father, Ghanaian actor, Yaw Dabo confesses

Popular Kumawood actor, Samuel Dabo, has revealed how his mother single-handedly raised him and two other siblings after his father abandoned them.

According to Yaw Dabo, as he is popularly known in the Ghanaian entertainment industry, his father abandoned the family after he had challenges with his job.

But, after many years his father came back to apologise and to seek his support.

In response, he said he would have shot his father dead if he could take the law into his own hands at the time.

Farmers, architects, top lists of most s.e.xual active partners as journalists, lawyers come last

You better think twice before marrying a lawyer, think twice o, lol.

A new study shows farmers have s.e.x more often than other professionals -- as a third of those surveyed boast about having s.e.x at least once a day.

According to the New York Post, what’s more, a staggering 67 per cent of them rated their performance in the bedroom as “incredible,” according to the study by s.e.x toy manufacturer, Lelo.

A s.e.x expert, Kate Moyle, said it was because farmers were more likely to be fitter than desk-bound city dwellers, and therefore have more stamina.

BBN winner, Miracle Igbokwe passes his commercial pilot airplane exams in flying colours

Big Brother Naija season 2 winner, Miracle Igbokwe has passed his commercial pilot airplane (CAX) Exams in flying colours. The reality star was excited as he off his result in a new video he shared. We say big congrats to him.

Hair boss Mizwanneka acquires Benz G63 AMG (video)

The Ceo of Hair by Wanneka, Nwanneka Nkumah, is a proud Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG owner. The mom of three known to be very passionate about her hair business announced the arrival of a 2020 model Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG.

The machine is said to be worth about N120m. Sharing the news on her instagram page, she wrote;

''Touch down lasgidi ������ what a way to end a year of hard work .. thank you Jesus for your grace. Missed it for my birthday, but finally, y’all welcome my 2020 G6... when you drive the future ��� welcome home baby ”

Navy arrests seven impostors escorting oil vessel

The Nigerian Navy on Friday said it arrested seven alleged impostors parading themselves as security personnel in Port Harcourt.

Cdr. Murtala Rogo, Base Operations Officer, Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Pathfinder, Port Harcourt, said this when handing over the suspects to the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Onne, Rivers.

Rogo said the suspects, who were onboard a ‘rogue vessel’, MV Workhorse, were intercepted while escorting an oil tanker, MV Osamewe to an undisclosed location without a permit.

“In line with the Nigerian Navy policing role on the maritime domain, on Sept. 6, we got tip-off of a vessel carrying out illegal escort duty for an oil tanker.

FG announces salary increase for Police, Military, DSS

Nigeria’s securitymen in the police, armed forces and the Department of State Services(DSS) and National Intelligence Agency, will also benefit from the upward review of salaries for Federal government workers, Minister of state for Labour and Employment hinted on Friday.

Festus Keyamo in a tweet announcing the breakthrough in talks with labour leaders over the consequential salary adjustment for other cadres of government workers, following the implementation of the N30,000 miniumum wage, said: “Those of the law-enforcement agencies have also been done, but are not captured in this Memorandum”.

Dr. Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour elaborated at a news conference on Friday that because the security personnel are not members of the civil service, their adjustments would be communicated to them through the appropriate channels.

Benita Okojie welcomes second child with husband

Gospel Singer, Benita Okojie is a mum again. Benita who just welcomed her second child shared the good news on social media.

''The Lord has blessed us with a Princess. Araoluwa Eden Adeyina. Only Jesus could have done it. The whole process was indeed a miracle. God hears! He is still doing wonders. God gave us a major testimony and we are eternally grateful!'', Benita wrote.

Dead man appointed to serve in Kenya’s film body

A man who died a year ago was mistakenly reappointed to serve on the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB), the government says.

Robert Kochalle died in May last year but was among three people reappointed to the KFCB, which regulates cinema and broadcast content.

On social media, Kenyans have been hitting out at the government saying the appointment is evidence of clumsiness in managing state affairs.

But the board’s chief executive, Ezekiel Mutua, says that it was a “small issue being blown out of proportion”.

State of emergency in Chile after protests sparked by increased metro ticket prices turned violent

A state of emergency has been declared in the Chilean capital, Santiago, after protests sparked by increased metro ticket prices turned violent.

Protesters - many of them high school and university students - jumped turnstiles, attacked several underground stations, started fires and blocked traffic, leaving widespread damage across the city and thousands of commuters without transport.

Television pictures showed protesters throwing stones, attacking police vehicles and burning at least one bus. Anti-riot police used tear gas and batons against some protesters, who have been demonstrating for days against the increase.

Did you know Mexican police were unable to arrest El Chapo's son? His boys rained fire on them

Heavy fighting broke out in northern Mexico on Thursday after security forces detained a son of the jailed drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán.

Fighting raged for hours after Ovidio Guzmán López was found in what authorities said was a routine patrol in the city of Culiacán.

Armed men were seen firing on police with bodies strewn in the road.

Police withdrew without Mr Guzmán in their custody to avoid further violence, officials said.

Sunny Nneji reveals he was introduced to his wife

Sunny Nneji has revealed he was introduced to his wife and it was love at first sight. He made the revelation in a chat with Saturday Beats saying, she was working at one of the biggest banks in the country when they were introduced to each other and within a year, they dated, and got married.

Read more below...

Why I went back to school – Baba Ijesha

Popular actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, has opened up on why he returned to school to get more education.

According to him, he didn’t take a break from acting but decided to concentrate on his studies. The actor said, “I am back in school, studying Theatre Arts at the University of Lagos. I didn’t want to be acting and schooling at the same time, because acting requires a lot of attention. However, I didn’t take a break from acting. I have been careful about the kind of movies I appear in. These days, I read comments online from fans complaining about the quality of our movies.

Being educated is the best investment one can make in life. Though education is not necessarily thkey to wealth, it is needed to be respected in our society. Education didn’t make me successful; my talent did. I went back to school to be able to enlighten myself and step up my game. I am in part four currently and it’s a five-year course.”

Mike, wife sign management deal with Banky W’s EME

Big Brother 2019 first runner up Mike Edwards and his wife have signed a management deal with Empire Mate Entertainment owned by Nigerian singer and politician, Banky W. The deal was announced Friday via EME’s official Instagram page:

“We are so pleased to announce that @aireyys is now signed to the management division of Empire Mates Entertainment. We welcome you to our family and cannot wait to do amazing things together. Thank you for trusting us with your brand.”

Banky W also took to his personal Instagram to announce the deal:

Onoja replaces Achuba as Kogi Deputy Governor

The running mate to Governor Yahaya Bello in the November 16 governorship election for Kogi State, Edward Onoja, will be sworn in today as the new Deputy Governor of the state.

A seven-member Judicial Panel of Enquiry was set up by the State Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajanah, on August 26 to investigate the allegations of gross misconduct leveled against erstwhile deputy governor Simon Achuba.

Chairman of the panel, Barrister John Baiyeshea, flanked by six other members of the panel, submitted the report to the Speaker, Prince Matthew Kolawole, at plenary.

Receiving the report, the Speaker, Matthew Kolawole, expressed appreciation to the chief Judge for appointing men of proven integrity as members of the panel.

Kolawole explained that the task of ensuring good governance required collective efforts of all, and thanked the members for the timely presentation of the report.


Friday, October 18, 2019

Police arrest suspected serial killer in Osun

The Osun Police Command has arrested one Teslim Raji, also known as Akerele, and his accomplice, Femi Bamidele for alleged serial killings, kidnappings and gun running, within the Ikire axis of the state.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mrs Abiodun Ige, while parading the suspects in Osogbo, said the main suspect, Raji, was arrested after series of complaints by residents.

She said Raji, who is being investigated for the crime, was arrested last year, charged to court and granted bail but later jumped bail.

Edo APC suspends Secretary, Lawrence Okah

The Edo chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has suspended its Secretary, Mr Lawrence Okah.

Okah’s suspension was contained in a letter signed by Mr Anselm Ojezua, the state Chairman of the party on Friday.

According to Ojezua, the secretary was suspended, following complaints by members of the party in Oredo Local Government Area where the secretary was a leader.

From charging my phone, I landed in prison- suspect

Call him a victim of circumstance and you will not be far from the truth. All he did was go to his friend’s place to charge his mobile phone, an action that has seen him spend the last two years behind bars.

The above has been the fate of 28-year-old Rotimi Adeosebekan who was arrested on November 15, 2017 alongside others by Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives from Abuja at the instance of a lawyer alleged to be embroiled in a property tussle at 8, Agorodiyan in Victoria Island with one Segun Babaloye.

Following a Save Our Soul (SOS) appeal by Adeosebekan’s aged mother, Mrs. Folasade, The Nations correspondent made findings and discovered that the victim was being held alongside Olayinka John, Ismaila Fatasi, Joseph Adeniran, Thompson Emmanuel and Kolawole Seun at the Keffi Prison in Nasawara State on charges of armed robbery, kidnapping and terrorism.

Meghan Markle is close to tears as she reveals ordeal of media spotlight during pregnancy and as a new mum

Meghan Markle was moved close to tears as she told of her 'struggle' at being in the media spotlight in an emotional interview for an ITV documentary.

The Duchess of Sussex's voice cracks as she reveals she has found it difficult to cope after getting married and giving birth, adding: 'Not many people have asked if I'm ok.'

Meghan spoke to ITN News At Ten anchor Tom Bradby for an ITV programme filmed during her and Prince Harry's Africa tour they began in September.

Asked about the impact the intense public scrutiny has had on her 'physical and mental health' and how Harry is being 'protective' of her after what happened to his mother, she replies: 'Look, any woman especially when they are pregnant you're really vulnerable and so that was made really challenging, and then when you have a new born – you know…

Beverly Osu shares filter-free selfie baring her cleavage

The actress and model, shared her selfie with no filter effect. She shared the photo on her social media space to show how confidence she is.

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are still living together

Kylie Jenner is reportedly still living with her ex-beau Travis Scott as he continues to rest up after his knee injury.

TMZ reports that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, 22, and her rapper ex, 28, are 'getting comfortable' at the Calabasas home they shared, where they have been cohabiting with their beloved daughter Stormi, 20 months.

The news comes after it was revealed that friends of the former couple, who announced their split earlier this month, are convinced the duo will reunite 'by the end of the year'.

The site explained: 'Kylie and Travis are getting very comfortable together since their split, and he's been spending lots of time at her house.

Kogi Deputy Governor, Simon Achuba impeached

The Kogi State House of Assembly on Friday impeached the state’s Deputy Governor, Elder Simon Achuba.

The deputy governor was reportedly impeached by the House shortly after it received report of a judicial panel of enquiry set up by the Kogi State Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajanah.

According to House Leader, Hassan Bello Abdulahi, Achuba was impeached following consideration of the report of the John Bayeshea-led committee.

He said the report was accepted by the lawmakers and that they unanimously agreed to impeach Achuba and “he therefore stands impeached.”

EFCC arrests 9 suspects in fresh ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ raid

Nine suspected cyber fraudsters, along with a woman, were arrested afresh in Enugu on Friday by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu Zonal Office.

The cybercrime suspects were arrested at Mexmemphis Properties and Apartments, Maryland District, Enugu.

The suspects were named as Precious Ibegbulem, Michael Odishi,Ebuka Kenneth, Akabuke Beluolisa, Chibueze Ezeagwu, Nnamdi Maduekwe, Kingsley Orazulike and Uche Nwosu. The woman among them was identified as Linda Chidera.

They were arrested following an intelligence report about their lifestyle and suspected criminal activities.

Nigerian rice not properly processed, packaged – Trader laments

Poor processing and packaging are the key factors hampering patronage of locally produced rice, a cross-section of foodstuff sellers said in Lagos on Friday.

In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), they explained that the scarcity of imported rice after the closure of Nigeria’s borders would have boosted patronage of local rice but that poor processing of the Nigerian variety had forced many consumers to stick with foreign rice.

One of the foodstuff sellers, Mr. John Nwabueze, who operates a shop at Alimosho in Lagos, told NAN that Nigerian rice farmers needed to do more work on their produce to make their rice acceptable.

“The Nigerian rice industry is presently not doing so badly. It is just that our local rice processors need to improve on their final product. I believe that it is the increase in the demand for locally processed rice, following the border closure that has resulted in the recent poor processing of local rice.

EFCC docks fake whistleblower in Kano state

A fake whistleblower was docked on Friday by the Kano Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The fake whistleblower, identified as Abdullahi Tijjani was charged in the court of Justice O.A. Egwuatu with one-count of deceiving the Commission with false information.

The defendant allegedly misled operatives of the Commission by alleging falsely that a staff of Yankura Branch of EcoBank Plc, unlawfully withdrew the sum of N7,200,000 (Seven Million, Two Hundred Thousand Naira) only from his corporate bank account.

New video: Cuppy ft. Zlatan - #Gelato

DJ Cuppy has released her long awaited video, #Gelato which features Zlatan Ibile. The video is quite colourful. Watch it below...

Video: American Pastor, David Wilson caught on camera eating a lady's v*gina

A video currently making the rounds has exposed Pastor David E. Wilson's s*xual act with a woman said not to be his wife. #PastorWilson a known Pastor in the US was caught on camera eating up a lady's v*gina. In the video the 'elderly' man also goes as far as eating the lady's ass, what man people have said, only a professional could have done.

I know most of you have been looking for the video. Never mind, see it here. Indeed the elders know better in EVERYTHING 😂😂

Monkeypox hits Lagos, Rivers, Akwa Ibom

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday confirmed five news cases of Monkeypox in Lagos, Rivers and Akwa Ibom states.

The resurgence comes two years after the index case was reported in the country. While Lagos, in the current reappearance, recorded three cases, Rivers and Akwa Ibom have one each.

According to the latest situation report on monkeypox and Lassa fever published by the NCDC yesterday, “In the reporting month (September 2019), 15 new suspected monkeypox cases were reported from five states – Lagos (five), Rivers (two), Akwa Ibom (three), Zamfara (one), Delta (one), Imo (two) and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT (one).

Man sentenced to death for killing MTN staff

Kwara state High Court sitting in Ilorin, the state capital has sentenced killer of a staff of telecoms giant MTN, one Ogundele David to death by hanging.

The victim’s name is Abiola Tosin Ashinwo

In a judgement, trial judge, Justice Adebayo Yusuf, Ogundele was convicted on two-count charge, after more than three years of legal battle.

For the first count charge, the convict committed an illegal act by stabbing Ashinwo with the intention of causing her death thereby committed offence of culpable homicide punishable with death under Section 229 of the penal code law, Justice Yusuf said.

Video: Daddy Showkey rocks Military camouflage In UK

The singer has shared a video of himself in a military camouflage on the streets of London. He shared the video warning Nigerian youths not to try it, else, lol. Watch him below...

Petrol Tanker on fire on Lagos/Ibadan expressway

A petrol tanker is currently on fire along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway just before the Redeemed Christian Church of God campground.

This ofcourse has caused heavy traffic with road users running for their lives.