Friday, December 6, 2019

Stephanie Linus attends the private screening of Frozen 2

Actress and filmmaker, Stephanie Linus has attended the private screening of Frozen 2. In the photos shared, she is seen with the Director and Writer of frozen 2 Jennifer Lee and Hollywood actress Geena Davis. One more beautiful photo of Stephanie below...

Atiku Abubakar condemns Sowore's re-arrest

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the re-arrest of  the convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant, Adebayo Bakare.

Operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS), had invaded a courtroom at the Federal High Court, Abuja this morning to arrest the duo, a move Atiku calls a rape on the sanctity of the court.

Atiku, also said the action of the DSS is unacceptable, describing the invasion as a desecration of the court and the entire judiciary.

In a statement which he personally signed, Atiku said never in the history of Nigerian democracy has a judge been treated in such a disdainful and brazen attack on not just her person and office, but on the entire judiciary.

London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan's body flown to Pakistan for village burial

The body of the London Bridge terrorist who killed two young Cambridge graduates has been flown to Pakistan for a burial ceremony.

Usman Khan's parents were "scared" to bury him in the UK and have opted for it to be "low key", a cousin claims.

The 28-year-old will instead be buried in his family's ancestral village in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir after a pre-burial ritual known as a Janaza took place in a Birmingham mosque

The convicted extremist fatally stabbed Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, while attending a conference hosted by the Learning Together prisoner rehabilitation programme last Friday.

Nigerians come for Osinbanjo over Sowore's re-arrest

Nigerians have taken to social media to condemn the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore today by the operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS,  less than 24 hours after he was released.

The officials of DSS reportedly stormed the courtroom, causing pandemonium at the court and physically assaulting Mr Sowore, forcing the judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu to take cover in the courtroom.

Ojukwu had earlier ordered the SSS to release Sowore within 24 hours and also pay him N100,000 for improper legal conduct. The SSS then released Mr Sowore only for him and his co-defendant to be violently re-arrested.

Six-storey building collapses in Kenya

Two people have been confirmed killed after a six-story building collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Friday.

Residents of the Tassia estate where the incident happened were first at the scene of the incident and rescued ten people, according to Nairobi county police chief Philip Ndolo.

They used their bare hands to dig out the survivors.

Military personnel and emergency services have since arrived at the site, far on the eastern outskirts of the capital, to assist with the search and rescue operation.

Philippine man arrested for beheading woman and eating her brain with rice

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the Philippines after he allegedly decapitated a woman and then ate her brain.

Lloyd Bagtong, 21, was arrested Thursday on the island of Mindanao after the unidentified woman's partially clothed remains were found around two and a half miles from his home.

Bagtong allegedly told police that he was drunk and hungry when the woman tried to speak to him in the early morning in English, which he didn't understand.

'This probably irritated [Bagtong],' Captain Maribeth Ramoga told the Straits Times.

Sowore’s co-defendant, Bakare, declared missing

Activist, Olawale Bakare popularly known as Mandate, who is standing trial with pro-democracy campaigner, Omoyele Sowore, in a case brought against them by the Nigerian Government, has been declared missing.

Operatives of the Department of State Services had stormed the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday morning during the commencement of their trial and disrupted proceedings in an attempt to forcefully rearrest the two men.

After facing resistance from other activists inside the courtroom however, the DSS operatives retreated outside to lay ambush.

Chelsea free to sign players after transfer ban overturned

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is free to sign new players next month after the Court of Arbitration for Sport overturned the club's transfer ban.

The Blues were initially sanctioned by world governing body FIFA in February of this year.

Chelsea's appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport was heard last month, with the London outfit contesting FIFA's two-window ban relating to the signing of overseas youth players.

And the CAS announced on Friday that the Blues have had their two-window ban to one, which was served in the summer, while also cutting the club's fine in two.

Pregnant 20 year -old woman in a polyamorous relationship will raise baby girl with four dads

A 20-year-old woman in a polyamorous relationship with four men is pregnant and plans to raise the baby with all her lovers as the daddy.

Tory Ojeda lives with three of her partners in Jacksonville, Florida, and despite being in an open relationship she's the only one who has multiple partners.

Seven months ago, Tory found out that she was pregnant with a baby girl who they will welcome into their unconventional family in February.

She met one of her partners Marc, 18, in high school and then got into a relationship with Travis, 23, two months later.

Beautiful new photos of Biodun Okeowo and her son

The proud mum shared the lovely photos of herself and her grown-up son, Ayomide Okeowo on her instagram page writing;

''So that's how my son said "some people said I don't look like his mum" that I'm too young 🤣.
Who can guess my age gan sef?
Please not that internet lie lie age o''.

Heavily-armed DSS operatives chase Falana as he drives Sowore, Bakare out of court premises

Scores of heavily-armed operatives of the Department of State Services are currently chasing the vehicle of Senior Advocate of Nigeria and lawyer to activists, Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare, after he drove them out of the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

The move follows the disruption of court proceedings by DSS operatives during the commencement of trial in a case brought against the activists by the Nigerian Government on Friday morning at the Federal High Court.

The secret police had made fruitless attempts to rearrest Sowore and Bakare inside the courtroom having only released them on bail on Thursday night.

Police kill suspects in rape and murder of Indian vet

Indian police have shot dead four men suspected of raping and killing a young female vet in Hyderabad last week.

The men were in police detention and were taken back to the scene of the crime in the early hours of Friday.

The suspects were shot when they tried to steal the officers' guns and escape, police told BBC Telugu.

However, human rights organisations including Amnesty International have called for investigations to determine if these were extrajudicial killings.

Shi’ites kick as court orders DSS to transfer El-Zakzaky, wife to Kaduna

A Kaduna High Court on Thursday ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to transfer the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also called the Shi’ites, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, to the Nigerian Correctional Centre in Kaduna.

This is to allow his lawyers and doctors have easy access to them.

But members of the movement opposed the transfer on the ground that it was a ploy to humiliate their leader and subject him to hardship.

The court order was delivered by Justice Gideon Kurada following the application by Haruna Magashi, counsel to the IMN leader, at the resumed hearing of the case in Kaduna.

Nairobi governor arrested over corruption scandal

Nairobi's controversial governor Mike Sonko has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a multi-million dollar corruption scandal.

The director of public prosecutions said the investigation had been challenging because of repeated attempts by the accused to obstruct it.

Mr Sonko is known for his love of gold jewellery and clothing.

He has previously described the allegation as a witch-hunt carried out for political reasons.

Sexual harassment: Ekiti varsity lecturer dismissed

The Governing Council of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, has approved the dismissal of Mr Olola Aduwo with effect from Oct. 7, 2019, for sexually harassing a female student of the institution.

The council also approved the dismissal of Mr Cephas Faleye and Dr Kayode Adegoke for abandoning their duty posts.

Their dismissal took effect from June 7, 2019, and July 11, 2019, respectively.

The institution’s Head, Directorate of Information and Corporate Affairs, Mr Bode Olofinmuagun, stated this in a statement he made available to newsmen on Friday.

Sowore, Bakare rearrested by DSS

Revolution Now Convener, Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare have been rearrested by the Department of State Services after a stand-off that lasted almost two hours at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday on account of fresh charges.

Supporters of the duo had resisted attempts by men of the DSS to arrest them in court.

After waiting in the court for about two hours after the attempt their lawyer, Femi Falana, who had denied knowledge of such fresh charges, led them downstairs where armed DSS personel were waiting.

168 Nigerians return from Libya

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday received fresh batch of 168 Nigerians from Libya.

The distressed and stranded Nigerians were among the Voluntary Returnees who were assisted back to Nigeria by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with the support of European Union (EU) as a special intervention were received at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Cargo Wing on arrival by Ibrahim Farinloye, the Acting Coordinator of NEMA Lagos Territorial Office on behalf of Director-General of NEMA, Engr Mustapha Maihajja.

The Returnees who arrived the country aboard Al Buraq airline landed about 5: 42 am on Friday after 12 hours delay.

Amosun, 3000 others defect to PDP in Ogun

Over three thousand members of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) in Ogun State have defected to the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), ahead of the Local Government elections expected to be conducted in the state next year and subsequent general elections in 2023.

The defectors led by the House of Representatives candidate of the ANN for Abeokuta South Federal Constituency, Akeem Amosun, in the last general elections, said that they elected to move to PDP to form a vibrant and formidable opposition in the Gateway State.

The former ANN members were received into PDP family on Thursday evening by former House of Representatives member; Hon. Ladi Adebutu and PDP chieftain, Sikurullai Ogundele.

Akeem Amosun told reporters that the decision to moving from ANN to PDP would help him realize his political aspiration.

Adebutu welcomed the defectors, saying that the coalition became necessary as recent elections held in the country are being militarized.

Blac Chyna poses in a sexy swimsuit in new photos

The mum-of two showed off her curves while posing in a black sexy swimsuit in new photos she shared on her instagram page. One more photo below....

Drama as armed DSS move to rearrest Sowore in court

There was a mild drama at the court 7, Federal High Court, Abuja, today, as armed operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) moved to rearrest Omoyele Sowore, Convener, #RevolutionNow protest, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, at the court premises.

The drama started shortly after Justice Ijoema Ojukwu adjourned the trial continuation till Feb. 11, 12 and 13 for definite hearing.

Justice Ojukwu had, on Thursday, ordered the DSS to release Sowore and Bakare within 24 hours.

NFF welcomes Belgian born striker Cyriel Dessers

The Nigeria Football Federation has officially accepted the proposal of Belgian born striker Cyriel Dessers to the Super Eagles after he declared himself available to play for Nigeria.

This comes days after the Dutch Eredivisie top scorer who plays as a striker for Heracles Almelo in Holland, made his intention clear to play for Nigeria.

The 24-year-old born to a Belgian dad and Nigerian mother who has 11 goals and 5 assists in 15 appearances for his club this season, said: “I have never been to Nigeria because of the political situation there. It was slightly better last year so I’ll be twice as happy if I can get an invite, even if it’s friendly against Madagascar or Mauritius.”

After his public cry to Coach Gernot Rohr to invite him to play for Nigeria, the NFF made an official announcement on their official Twitter account, welcoming Cyriel Dessers.

Woman 'cut up and remains thrown in bins by convicted drug dealer she met online'

A woman was allegedly chopped into pieces and her remains dumped in different bins by a convicted drug dealer she met online.

Jorge Ignacio Palma, 37, is understood to have made the horrifying confession after giving himself up to detectives investigating the disappearance of Marta Calvo Buron.

Martha, 25, vanished on November 7 after arranging online to meet Palma at his rented home near the east coast Spanish city of Valencia.

Palma was thought to have fled to Italy before it was reported yesterday he had been in hiding.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West 'will make it to the White House' in Presidency bid

Kim Kardashian 's best mate reckons she and Kanye West will definitely make it to the White House.

Rapper Kanye has said before that he plans to run for President, following in the footsteps of his friend Donald Trump .

And while many think there's no way it will happen, some believe it's a very strong possibility that Kimye will become the President and First Lady of the United States.

Kim's friend Jonathan Cheban, who has officially changed his name to Foodgod, even said he'll be joining them there.

Strike looms in Ogun over minimum wage

The organised labour in Ogun State has threatened to begin strike any moment from Friday  (today) over the national minimum wage.

The organised labour comprises  Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress lamented that their series of requests to meet Governor Dapo Abiodun over the issue were ignored.

They therefore submitted that due to the alleged delay by the government in the negotiation on the new national minimum wage, they could no longer guarantee industrial harmony in the state.

The declaration was contained in a letter dated November 22, 2019 addressed to the governor through the Head of Service, Lanre Bisiriyu.

24-year-old man trapped in well in Lagos

A 24-year-old man, Yusuf Olajide, accidentally fell into a well at Iju Ishaga area of Lagos on Thursday. The man was said to be rescued by men of the Lagos State Fire Service.

The Chief Public Affairs of the service, Mr Dosunmu Jamiu, in a statement, said residents of the area initially thought the victim was dead.

He said, “Men from the Agege Fire Station carried out a rescue operation at No. 16, Oladimeji Oladipupo St., Enilolobo Bus Stop, Iju Ishaga.

“The rescue operation was carried out on a 24-year- old boy, Yusuf Olajide, who accidentally fell into a well.

“Olajide suspected to have died in the well was, however, rescued alive by the men of the fire service.”


INEC sets January 25 for 28 rerun polls

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed January 25, 2020, for the conduct of the 28 outstanding court-ordered rerun elections across in the country.

The commission announced this yesterday in Abuja in a statement by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye.

The statement said the election petition tribunals constituted to try cases that arose from the 2019 general elections received 807 post-election petitions, out of which 582 were dismissed and 183 withdrawn by the petitioners.

It explained that of the remaining 42 cases, 30 were decided for rerun and 12 ordered to give Certificates of Return.

Of the 30 rerun cases, two – Kogi West Senatorial District supplementary rerun election and Ajaokuta Federal Constituency – were conducted on November 30.

I can’t be stopped from talking - Aisha Buhari ( audio)

Aisha Buhari, Nigeria’s First Lady spoke from London on Thursday  and declared that she cannot be stopped from voicing out her opinion on issues in the country, because she has the constitutional right to free expression.

She was speaking as a guest caller on the popular TVC Programme, Journalists’ Hangout .

Some of the controversies she stirred with her comment on  the need to regulate social media, the state of insecurity and poverty, her carpeting governors and ministers for not  doing enough for the people were the issues in focus on the forum on Thursday.

Asked whether she has been told to stop talking. She retorted: “Who will stop me? Everybody is talking in the country. Everybody should talk. It is freedom of speech”, she said.

Kim Kardashian celebrates her son on his 4th birthday

He's regularly pictured with a wide smile on his face. And according to Kim Kardashian, Saint West's disposition is naturally sunny, with the reality star paying tribute to her oldest son as he turned four on Thursday.

'I have no words to describe how much I love your smile and those curls of yours Saint! You bring so much joy into my soul,' wrote the proud mother.

She continued: 'You are so kind, loving and just so thoughtful and sweet! I am so happy today if your 4th birthday and We get to celebrate how much you’ve grown! Happy birthday my sweet sweet Sainty.'

And the doting 39-year-old added: 'When I say to him "my sweet sweet Sainty", he says back to me "my sweet sweet sweet sweet Momma, the best momma in the world and the only momma I ever want!" HOW CAN YOU NOT MELT AT HIS SWEETNESS?'

David Beckham is seen parked illegally and using a phone weeks after completing driving ban

Footballing legend David Beckham has been spotted parking illegally on a yellow line while holding his phone at the wheel.

The 44-year-old looked to be texting while sat at a busy junction in West London, with other drivers having to pull out to pass his £146,000 Mercedes-AMG G63.

The father-of-four has recently completed a driving ban and could now face further fines after he left his engine running for over twenty minutes.

He also had his headlights and wipers on and was using his mobile device in a car that was not safely parked.

Kourtney Kardashian gets cozy with ex Bendjima

Kourtney Kardashian just can't seem to quit Younes Bendjima. The 40-year-old reality TV star and the 26-year-old runway model were seen getting close inside LIV nightclub in Miami on Wednesday evening. Also present were Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid.

This comes three months after the lovebirds, who claim to have split in August 2018, were seen holding hands in Los Angeles in September.

They stood behind the DJ booth at around 2 am.

TMZ claimed they 'looked very much like a couple - talking, laughing and enjoying the music - but also seemed like they were trying to avoid being seen. They mostly remained in a little corner of the club.'

Justin Timberlake steps out for the first time since apologizing to his wife

Justin Timberlake stepped out in New Orleans on Thursday, the first time he's been seen in public since apologizing to his family for his night out with Palmer co-star Alisha Wainwright.

The 38-year-old singer issued a public apology to his wife, actress Jessica Biel, and their family, for his behavior, admitting to a 'lapse in judgment' though he said, 'nothing happened' between him and his co-star.

Unlike his night out with Wainwright, Timberlake was spotted wearing his wedding ring, all while sources close to Biel, 37, reveal she believes her husband didn't cheat on her.

Timberlake was wearing a grey Nike Air t-shirt with black and grey shorts with black and grey Nike running shoes.

Photos: 9 year-old girl hangs self in parents' bedroom

A 9-year-old girl, identified as Favour, a  student of the St. Theresa's Convent High School in Monrovia was found hanged in her parents' bedroom.

She was found hanged with a rope attached to a board cover often used as storage for dishes in her parents' house in Monrovia, Liberia on Wednesday, December 4.

The cause of  her death is yet to be established. However, Liberians have call for thorough investigation.

Ondo killer cop arrested for murdering truck driver

Three days after running away, the Ondo State Police Command, on Thursday, said it had arrested the policeman, who allegedly shot dead a truck driver in Uso on the Akure-Owo Expressway in Owo Local Government Area of the state.

The alleged killer cop, identified as Sergeant Idowu Omosuyi, attached to the Federal Highway Patrol, allegedly shot the driver, Ado Saleh, in the head following an argument that ensued between them on Monday.

The incident had led to a protest by other truck drivers and residents of the town, who demanded that the killer policeman must be brought to justice.

SARS arrests murder, kidnap suspects in Imo

The operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command have arrested two kidnap and murder suspects said to be terrorising the Oguta area of the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the suspects, Nneji Onumajun, 29, and Obioma Abua, 25, were arrested for allegedly killing one Iheanacho Okorie.

Ikeokwu stated, “On November 14, 2019, at the Ogbefu Market square, Agwa, in the Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, SARS operatives, upon a written petition by a family over the murder of their son, Iheanacho Okorie, aka Otika, we swung into action.

“Following a tip-off, two suspects, Nneji Onumajun, 29, and Obioma Abua, 25, were arrested in connection with the killing.

R.Kelly faces bribery charge over marriage to Aaliyah

R. Kelly is facing a new bribery charge allegedly related to the disgraced singer's 1994 marriage to fellow R&B singer Aaliyah.

The new charge accused R. Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a “fraudulent identification document” for someone identified only as “Jane Doe” on Aug. 30, 1994, according to a superseding indictment unsealed on Thursday and obtained by Fox News.

A day later, Kelly, then 27, married Aaliyah, who was 15 at the time, in a secret ceremony arranged by Kelly at a hotel in Chicago. The marriage was annulled months later because of her age.

The indictment did not mention the wedding. However, a person familiar with the investigation confirmed to Fox News that "Jane Doe" was Aaliyah and that the fake ID listing her age as 18 was to be used to obtain a marriage license.

Everton sack Marco Silva as manager

Everton have sacked manager Marco Silva after 18 months, with the club in the Premier League relegation zone after their Merseyside derby humiliation.

Wednesday's 5-2 defeat by Liverpool at Anfield was their ninth of the season and leaves them 18th in the Premier League after three successive losses.

Silva, who took charge in May 2018, won 24 and lost 24 of his 60 games. One of the early candidates to succeed Silva is reported to be his compatriot, Shanghai SIPG's Vitor Pereira.

Former striker Duncan Ferguson has been put in temporary charge and will manage the side against Chelsea on Saturday.

The club said they aim to appoint a new manager "as swiftly as possible".


Nigerian Taoheed Bayo designs sneaker for Nike

Taoheed Bayo, a Nigerian student at University of Minnesota of is making waves after designing a sneaker for Nike, that mirrors his Nigerian and African heritage.

Bayo’s roommate had messaged him about a Nike design challenge that he thought Bayo could not pass up.

Nike had put the word out it was seeking designers to deliver a unique riff on the company’s classic sneaker. Weeks later, the Nigeria native and model was among three dozen across the country chosen to compete in the Nike BY You X Cultivator contest.

Each had two weeks to create their own Nike shoe and develop a unique backstory that could appeal to consumers. Once that was done, they had to market and sell their custom sneaker.

Photos of American Rapper, Cardi B in Lagos

American rapper, Cardi B has arrived in Nigeria for a show in Lagos.This is the first time she will be performing in Nigeria. More photos below...

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Please don’t handcuff me – Orji Kalu begs wardens after sentencing

Orji Uzor Kalu, who is the Senate’s Chief Whip on Tuesday wept after a federal high court found him guilty and sentenced him to 12 years in prison.

Kalu was found guilty of 39 counts of N7.2 billion fraud and money laundering.

Ruling, Justice Mohammed Idris sentenced Orji Kalu, to 12 years in prison for N7.65 billion fraud.

The court also ordered that the Slok Nig. Ltd. should be wound up and its assets forfeited to the Federal Government.

Why we refused 150 Nigerians to travel abroad - NIS

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says no fewer than 150 Nigerians were disallowed from travelling out of the country in the last four months in the fight against human trafficking.

Mr Abdullahi Usman, the Comptroller in charge of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, made this known to newsmen, while receiving the management of Access Bank at the airport.

According to Usman, those refused departure were within the range age of 16 to 40 years.

“They were sensitised on the reasons for their refusal and most of them were satisfied,” NAN quoted him as saying.

Sowore: we have not violated court order- DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS), has said it did not violate the court order on the release of Omoyele Sowore, Convener, #RevolutionNow Protest, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare.

Counsel to the DSS, Hassan Liman, SAN, made the remark in an interview with newsmen shortly after the Federal High Court sitting in the ongoing trial in Abuja.

NAN recalls that Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu had, on Nov. 6, signed the release warrant of the defendants and ordered the DSS to make available all the necessary documents that would help to facilitate in the defence of the duo’s trial.

But on Thursday, Justice Ojukwu had condemned the security outfit’s attitude to a court order, directing it to release Sowore and Bakare within 24 hours. He was later released this evening.