Friday, July 10, 2020

Photo: APC Chairman resigns in Ondo, joins PDP

The Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ese-Odo local government area of Ondo state Samuel Olorunwa has resigned his membership of the party.

He tendered his resignation letter at the party Secretariat on Friday and announced his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Olorunwa in a telephone conversation, said he resigned his position as chairman as well as being a member of APC from Friday 10th July, 2020.

It was gathered that his action was propelled by the recent defection of the state Deputy Governor, Mr Agboola Ajayi to the PDP.



Policeman shoots 32-year-old businessman dead in Ibadan

A policeman in Ibadan on Thursday afternoon allegedly shot a 32-year-old businessman, Yemi Ajayi, dead at the Iwo Road interchange, Ibadan, Oyo State.

A witness who pledged anonymity told journalists that some policemen drove to the scene of the incident in a Nissan Micra car and stopped the car being driven by the deceased cousin, Kayode Atanda.

Kayode and late Ajayi were said to be on their way to work in a Toyota Camry car.

The source said that before the driver had slowed down to clear off the highway, one of the policemen started struggling with him over the steering wheel.

8 year-old girl who ran away from home 'r*ped and killed after being picked up by couple' [video]

A girl who ran away from home following a row with her parents was r*ped and killed after being picked up by a married couple, say police.

Chilling CCTV footage shows eight-year-old Victoria (Vika) Teplyakova walking alone next to a busy road shortly before she was kidnapped.

The husband allegedly r*ped and strangled Vika with a plastic bag on Monday, the day she disappeared after leaving her family's home in Novoaleksandrovsk, Russia, and dumped her body near a lake in a forest.

Vika was missing for three days before a 32-year-old woman told police she and her husband had given the child a lift in their car.

Champions League quarter & semi-final draw: Ronaldo could face Real Madrid

The draw for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final were made from UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus could face Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals as the draw for the rest of the tournament was made on Friday.

Madrid trail Manchester City in their unfinished round-of-16 tie, while Juventus trail Lyon 1-0 ahead of the second leg.

Bayern Munich look likely to face either Barcelona or Napoli as they hold a commanding 3-0 lead over Chelsea, while debutants Atalanta will face Paris Saint-Germain.

Deadly 'unknown pneumonia worse than coronavirus' spreads through Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is facing a deadly "unknown pneumonia” more dangerous than coronavirus, China has claimed.

The alert comes as the Kazakh authorities have admitted both a “second wave” spike in Covid-19 but also a sharp rise in pneumonia cases.

The Kazakh health ministry today insisted the Chinese claim was "not true" despite an apparent surge in cases not confirmed as coronavirus.

And the ex-Soviet state has gone into lockdown with the president issuing a “don’t panic” message while also demanding strict adherence to the rules.

South African rapper, AKA tests positive for Covid-19

South African rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer Kiernan Jarryd Forbes popularly known as AKA has tested positive for COVID-19.

AKA comes as the latest South African celebrity to have contracted the virus since it broke out in the country.

News of his infection broke out when he shared a press statement on his Instagram handle today.

See post below:

Man ‘attacked wife with hammer and killed baby after finding out it wasn't his’

A man has been charged with murder after allegedly battering his much younger wife with a hammer and smothering her baby after discovering he was not the father.

Dennis Chambers, 60, was arrested in relation to the savage attack on Corena Chambers, 24, and death of her five-month-old baby - who was suffocated with a burping cloth, according to police in Virginia.

The Gloucester County Sheriff's Office found the child's body and the severely injured woman at the family home on Wednesday afternoon while undertaking a welfare check, according to a criminal complaint seen by WVEC.

The lifeless body of the young baby was also found at the scene.

Meghan Markle says she's 'too famous' to do normal things with son Archie

Meghan Markle claims she's "too well known" to do normal things with her son Archie, like going to mother and baby classes, it has been claimed.

The duchess is currently living in LA with her husband Prince Harry, having moved there shortly before the coronavirus lockdown was introduced.

But a friend has said Meghan has been unable to do many of the 'normal' things she wants to do with her one-year-old son, including going to mum and baby classes.

A friend told the Daily Mail that Meghan would like to attend the sessions a few times a week so Archie can be with other babies and "develop his brain".

N800m Abuja property doesn’t belong to me – Kiki Osinbajo

Kiki Osinbajo, one of the daughters of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has rubbished claim that she owned the N800 Abuja property housing her Glam D’Africa business.

Jackson Ude, a former presidential spokesperson had alleged that the multi-million naira building belonged to Kiki.

But responding to the allegation on her Instagram page, Kiki said it was completely unbelievable that a grown man could contort such lies against her.

“For me it is completely UNBELIEVABLE that a grown man will sit in his home and LIE about me, a grown man who possibly has children my age!

‘I offered s.e.x in exchange for money while heavily-pregnant and my husband was okay with it’- 25 year-old reformed s.e.x worker

Twenty-five-year-old Purity Wanjiru, a reformed commercial s.e.x worker in Nairobi, recounts her time in the streets.

She says at one time, she was married and her then-husband, whom she describes as “irresponsible and uncaring” knew about her prostitution but did not discourage her from engaging in the frowned-upon activity.

Shockingly, she was — at the time — pregnant and still selling her body in the streets. Her husband was okay with it, she says.

Wanjiru, who was born and raised in Uthiru, Kiambu County, recounts plunging to the streets after she ran away from home due to her differences with her parents and elder siblings.

Man kills own four-year old son in Anambra [photos]

A 35-year-old man, Mr Christian Alisigwe from Ihite Azia, Ihiala local government area of Anambra State has killed his four-year-old son.

It was gathered that he butchered him with a cutlass.

Police authorities, who are working to unravel the reason for the action, said the four-year-old, Ebubechukwu Alisigwe was buried by the suspect after the action.

SP Haruna Mohammed, police spokesperson in Anambra said the corpse has been exhumed and deposited in a morgue, while the suspect has been arrested.

Celebrated Kenyan gynaecologist dies of COVID-19 complications at 38

Renowned obstetrician-gynaecologist Dr. Doreen Lugaliki has passed on aged 38.

Dr. Lugaliki succumbed to COVID-19 complications on Thursday at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi after being admitted at the facility for two days.

The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists’ Union (KMPDU) announced their colleague’s demise on Facebook on Friday, July 10.

“We have lost a hard working obstetrician/gynecologist, a mother, a friend and a colleague to the devastating effects of Covid-19. Our condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Doreen Lugaliki,” said KMPDU on their official Facebook page.

Italy bans entry from 13 countries over coronavirus fears

Italy has banned entry to people coming from 13 countries that it said presented an excessive rate of COVID-19 infections.

The list compiled by the health ministry comprises Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Peru and Dominican Republic.

The ban affects anyone who has stayed in or travelled through these countries in the last 14 days, Health Minister Roberto Speranza said in a statement.

Pictured! Nigerian man dies three weeks after his wedding

A Nigerian man has died three weeks after his wedding. The Special Assistant to President Buhari on Youth and Students Affairs, Nasir Adhama who shared the story online, said the deceased died while on his way to Kano on Wednesday.

 ''Inna Lillahi wa Inna Ilaihirrajiun, Allah ya jikan ka Khalifa. I’m shocked! He got married 3weeks ago, and a day before yesterday he called me ”Uncle Nasir, I'm going to kano tomorrow if you are free, I will come by and greet you.” He died yesterday on his way to Kano. RIP my son'' Nasir wrote.

Supermarket manager who won £1million lottery prize says he won't quit his job

A supermarket manager thought he was being pranked after winning £1 million on a £5 scratchcard - but has vowed not to give up his day job.

Shawn Keeley, who works at a Eurospar in Dungiven, Co Derry, said he "checked every inch" of the Lotto card to make sure it wasn't a fake.

The 26-year-old even consulted with family and friends before he was convinced, but won't be quitting his job despite his newfound wealth.

Shawn now plans to buy himself a Range Rover and go on a big holiday, as well as share the money with those he loves.

Outrage as Indian police kill suspect who murdered 8 officers

Indian police shot dead one of the country’s most wanted gangsters Friday just a day after his dramatic arrest, sparking accusations of a staged extra-judicial killing.

Officials said Vikas Dubey, detained for the killing of eight police officers, was shot as he tried to escape a police vehicle while being driven to his home city in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

Within hours of TV stations carrying images of his bloodstained body lying in a hospital, rights lawyers and activists alleged that police had killed Dubey to prevent him revealing his connections with powerful people.

“This is the most blatant case of extra-judicial killing. Dubey was a gangster terrorist who may have deserved to die. But (Uttar Pradesh) police have killed him to shut his mouth,” Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan wrote on Twitter.

Funke Akindele did not buy me a house – Pa James

Reports went viral that popular Nollywood actress Funke Akindele bought veteran actor Kayode Olasehinde “Ajirebi” better known as Pa James a house.

The report had it that the “Jenifa’s Diary” star gifted the house to the “Papa Ajasco” after the latter lost his home to flooding in Lagos.

On July 7, the veteran actor had taken to Instagram to cry out for help after his belongings got soaked following the incessant rainfalls in Lagos.

Days later, Nollywood actress Oluwakemi Adetoro Ojo took to Instagram to announce that Akindele bought Pa James a house.

Buhari approves suspension of EFCC boss Ibrahim Magu

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the suspension of the boss of the country’s anti-graft agency, Ibrahim Magu days after he appeared an investigative panel.

The Nigerian Government said Magu’s suspension is to “allow for unhindered inquiry” by the panel investigating allegations of corruption against the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

“EFCC Director of Operations, Mohammed Umar, should take charge and oversee the activities of the Commission pending the conclusion of the ongoing investigation and further directives in that regards,” Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations in the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, said in a statement on Friday.

Naira Marley acquires new house in Lekki [photos]

Popular Nigerian street-pop artiste, Azeez Adeshina Fashola better known as Naira Marley has obtained a new property in Lekki, Lagos.

The 26-year-old acknowledged well-wishers via his Instagram timeline, who were congratulating him on the new house.

Check photos of the house below

Police arrest woman for killing 83-year-old husband in Abia

One Mrs Rose Uwaga has been arrested by Abia State police command for allegedly strangling her 83-year-old husband, Alhaji Isa Uwaga, to death in Umuahia. It was gathered that the two aged couple had a disagreement, which degenerated into fisticuffs at their residence at Ohobo-Afara Umuahia.

A resident of the area said on condition of anonymity: “During the fight, the man allegedly grabbed a machete to scare the wife but the woman reportedly overpowered him.

 The machete fell off his hand and the woman, who is huge, pinned him down by the neck and strangled him to death.”

Another Lagos lawmaker, Tunde Braimoh is dead

Tunde Braimoh, the lawmaker representing Kosofe Constituency 2 in the Lagos State House of Assembly, is dead.

The former chairman of Kosofe Local Government died early Friday, two months to his 60th birthday.

Taiwo Fadipe, the chief press secretary to Kosofe Local Government said Braimoh died after two days of illness.

“He died at a hospital in Ikorodu Road. He died overnight after a two-day sickness,” Fadipe said.

More beautiful maternity photos of Linda Ejiofor Suleiman..

Here are more beautiful maternity photos of actress Linda Ejiofor Suleiman. The actress and her husband, Ibrahim Suleiman, welcomed their first child yesterday.

R.a.p.e: Kano police threaten to prosecute uncompleted building's owners

The Kano State Police Command has threatened to prosecute owners of uncompleted buildings in the state following a rise in case of r.a.p.e, especially in the ancient city.

The police had recently disclosed that 33.3 per cent of r.a.p.e cases recorded in the state was perpetrated in uncompleted buildings

Speaking yesterday with journalists in Kano, the command’s spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, said with the worrisome statistics on r.a.p.e, the command had deployed its men on patrol and surveillance to unoccupied buildings in Kano and its environs to tackle the ugly trend.

 “We are warning the general public that henceforth, any rape case perpetrated in an uncompleted building, the owner will be charged as an accomplice.

Hushpuppi is an entrepreneur not fraudster – Lawyer

Chicago foremost lawyer Gal Pissetzky, who is representing Nigerian fraudster, Ramon Abbas Igbalode, better known as Hushpuppi, has said his client is into legitimate businesses and not fraud.

Hushpuppi, who was extradited to US from Dubai last week Thursday faces trial in Los Angeles, where his case has been filed before a US District Court in Central District of California.

Mr Pissetzky of Pissetzky & Berliner told Forbes that Hushpuppi has a real estate business and was paid for promoting brands on social media.

Seven persons arrested for multiple bank robberies in Ondo, Ekiti, others

Police operatives attached to the Special Tactical Squad have arrested a seven-man criminal gang that attacked and robbed three comm​ercial banks in Ondo and Ekiti between 2019 and 2020, killing innocent citizens including six policemen and carting away several millions of naira.

Investigation reveals that the armed robbers -- Tunbosun Ojo, Ismaila Ojo, Victor Oyeyemi, Dele Ariyo, Shola Oladimeji, Olubodun Folayemi and Adeniyi John – carried out the robbery of a commercial bank in Ile-oluji, Ondo State on February 7, 2020 where four policemen were killed.

Similarly, they were also involved in the robbery of a microfinance bank in Idanre, Ondo State in December 2019 and a commercial bank at Oye Ekiti, Ekiti State where two policemen lost their lives. 

Lebanese Ambassador to Nigeria walks out on House Of Reps members during meeting

There was mild drama at Nigeria's House of Representatives on Thursday after the Lebanese Amabassador to Nigeria walked out of a meeting targeted at addressing the harassment of Nigerian domestic workers in Lebabnon.

Houssam Diab shortly after entering the conference room for the meeting with the House Commitee on Diaspora walked out, leaving the lawmakers shocked in the process.

The ambassador reportedly stormed out at 10:50am because he expected a close door meeting with the lawmakers but met government officials and journalists, who were there to cover the event.

90 percent of staff at Ghana education ministry test positive for Coronavirus

The Minister of Education Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has confirmed that over 90 percent of the staff of his ministry have tested positive to the deadly Coronavirus.

Speaking to Kwame Sefa Kayi in an interview, Thursday, monitored by GhanaWeb, Dr. Prempeh revealed that mass testing was conducted at the ministry when it was made known that he had been infected with the virus.

He added, results from the testing showed that almost all staff of the ministry had contracted the virus with the majority of them being asymptomatic.

“After my second result came out as positive, testing was conducted on all staff at the ministry and the results showed that out of every 50 persons, about 45 had contracted the virus. Most of them are asymptomatic so they are isolating at home,” the minister disclosed.

Toyin Abraham marks 3 years journey of change

Filmmaker, director and producer Toyin Abraham took to social media to celebrate living a peaceful life which happened 3 years ago.

The mum of 1 changed her name from Toyin Aimakhu to Toyin Abraham and the actor says it has been a hell of a journey which is worth it.

‘There was a Toyin Aimakhu then Toyin Abraham happened three years ago. Let’s not forget the ”new” Toyin is just three years ago. It has been one massive journey of change and faithfulness of God. What a journey!

Living my life at my pace and being at peace with my pace.’ she wrote.

We were scared of Lucifer, Church of Satan founder — Abia community residents

Residents of Ebem, Ohafia town in Abia State where the Church of Satan was located, yesterday expressed their joy following its demolition by irate youths, claiming they were afraid to confront the founder because of alleged possession of evil powers that could kill anyone who challenged his activities.

The Church also known as Assemblies of Light Bearer Greater Church was founded by a young man identified as Ifekwe Udo.

He was alleged to have converted some youths of the area to his church by assisting them with motorcycles for commercial business (Okada) and other forms of empowerment.

Udo , popularly known as Lucifer, was also said to have continued terrorizing the Ohafia community as no one dared to challenge him.

Nigeria records 499 new cases of COVID-19, total now 30,748

Nigeria recorded 499 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing total cases reported in the country to 30,748.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said 12, 546 patients have been discharged upon treatment and recovery.

It added that 689 associated deaths have been recorded all over the country.

Below is the breakdown of cases recorded on Thursday:

ASUU fumes as U.S. plans to deport 16,000 Nigerian students

The fate of over 16,000 Nigerian students in the United States is currently hanging in the balance as the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) moves to deport foreign students whose schools will switch to online classes due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The development, however, has drawn the ire of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which blamed the Federal Government for neglecting Nigeria’s educational system.

The Student and Exchange Visitor Programme (SEVP), which is run by ICE, in a new rule released on Monday, had said foreign nationals enrolled in U.S. educational institutions will have to transfer to in-person schools or take online classes outside the country. Otherwise, they will be deported. Also, the Department of State will no longer issue visas to students to attend schools that offer online classes only.

The statement reads in part: “The U.S. Department of State no longer issues visas to students enrolled in schools or programmes that are fully online for the fall semester nor will U.S. Customs and Border Protection permit such students to enter the United States.

South Korean mayor takes own life after s.e.xual harassment allegations

The mayor of Seoul, a contender to be South Korean next president and a former human rights lawyer, took his own life a day after he was accused of s.e.xual harassment, authorities said Friday.

Park Won-soon, whose body was recovered on a mountain in the capital, is by far the most high-profile politician to be implicated in a harassment case in South Korea, a highly patriarchal society where the #MeToo movement has led to the fall of scores of prominent men in multiple fields.

Park offered a general apology in a suicide note — handwritten with ink and brush — found at his official residence and released by city authorities.

“I’m sorry to everyone. I thank everyone who has been with me in my life,” he wrote, asking to be cremated and his ashes scattered at his parents’ graves. “I’m sorry to my family, to whom I only caused pain.”

Coronavirus hits Bolivia, President Anez, 7 ministers test positive

President Jeanine Anez of Bolivia announcing her coronavirus status on Thursday

Bolivia’s President Jeanine Anez said on Thursday she has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

At least seven ministers, including its health minister, have also tested positive and were either undergoing treatment or recuperating at home.

Anez said in a tweet she was “well” and continuing to work while in isolation. “Together, we will come out of this,” she said.

Magistrate orders man to sweep court premises 3 hours for stealing food

A Life Camp Magistrates’ Court in Abuja, on Thursday, ordered a 30-year-old man, Yusuf Muazu, to sweep the court premises for three hours for stealing a bowl of food and a cup of cold water.

The Police charged Muazu of no fixed address for criminal trespass and theft.

The man who was ordered to sweep the court premises, Muazu, however, pleaded guilty to the charges and begged the court for leniency.

“I plead for mercy, I want the court to forgive me. I was really hungry and I entered the woman’s’ kitchen and saw a pot of food and I took some and also a cup of water.

President Buhari to sign revised 2020 budget today

President Muhammadu Buhari will today sign into law the revised 2020 budget passed by the National Assembly in June.

The Personal Assistant on New Media to the President, Bashr Ahmad, confirmed this on his tweeter handle in Abuja on Thursday.

While the Senate passed the budget on 10 June, the House of Representatives passed it on 11 June.

Both chambers approved a budget of N10.8 trillion, more than the N10.523 trillion proposed by Federal Executive Council (FEC) on 13 May.

Paris Jackson says being called 'fat' drove her to suicide

Paris Jackson said her "many" suicide attempts come after she was callously called fat.

Michael Jackson's daughter, 22, detailed her hurt in Facebook series Unfiltered: Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn.

Her grandmother Katherine let the famous offspring have "soda and cake" when she took her into her care after Michael's death in 2009.

Being called "fat" was the final straw for Paris as she pinpointed it was the sad moment she "fell into self-harm".

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Pregnant woman poses with thousands of bees in her stomach

A pregnant Colorado woman has posed for a shocking maternity photoshoot with her pregnant belly covered in 'thousands' of bees — despite her own claims that she is allergic.

Bethany Karulak-Baker‎ shared the photos in the Beekeeping Basics group on Facebook, showing herself standing outside with a bare belly swarming with bees and admitting that she was 'terrified as I am allergic' but 'it was worth it.'

The post has quickly gone viral, with commenters expressing confusion, shock, and horror over the bizarre decision to put herself and her baby at risk for the sake of interesting photos.

Bethany seems to have some experience with beekeeping, and lists herself as the Founder and Managing Director at Bee the Future, a nonprofit.

32-year old married woman accuse teen of r.a.p.e, then lied he was the father of her child

A mum who lied to a teenage boy that he was the father of her child and accused him of r3pe has been jailed.

Married Sarah Dowson persuaded the then-18-year-old that during their s.e.x trysts he had made her pregnant.

She was only caught out when police spent £100,000 investigating her fraud and unearthed false baby scans she had bought on the internet.

She had had s.e.x with the teenager in woodland and fields after falling for him while celebrating his birthday.

Pretty sad! Monitor lizard is seen dragging newborn away after 17-year old teen mom murdered tot

A teenage girl who suffocated and dumped her newborn baby faces up to seven years in prison, as police continue to search for the baby’s dad.

When the dead tot was discovered in Bali it was being dragged away by a giant monitor lizard, local reports say.

Officers also found a blood-stained cloth, a bloody sanitary pad, and the remains of a burned cardboard at the location where the baby was found.

Police say the 17-year-old suspect dumped the baby out of fear of being found out about her situation.

Covid-19: Visa applications to resume soon in Nigeria - UK

The British High Commission in Nigeria says it will soon begin to receive visa applications from Nigerians willing to travel to the United Kingdom.

The Commission noted that Nigerians hoping to visit the UK could do so once international flights resume in Nigeria.

The Federal Government had in March shut the country’s airspace to domestic and international flights as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

However, with the resumption of domestic flights on Wednesday, Nigerians are in high spirits, expecting the government to okay the restart of international flights.

Trump's gonna f*** you"! British tech CEO says as he launches racist attack on Asian family

A British CEO has heaped shame on the UK after he launched vile racist abuse at an Asian family yelling "Trump is going to f*** you".

Video of Michael Lofthouse verbally attacking Jordan Chan and her family as they were out celebrating a birthday has gone viral with almost two million people watching the footage.

The Newcastle Business School graduate is seen in a California restaurant calling the group a "f***ing Asian piece of s**t" before an outraged waitress orders him out and bans him for life.

His outburst came as racial divisions burn in the US remain high following the death of George Floyd and the coronavirus pandemic.

Nollywood cute couple, Linda Ejiofor and Ibrahim Suleiman welcome first child [see her baby bump]

Nollywood cute couple, Linda Ejiofor and Ibrahim Suleiman have welcomed their first child.

New dad, Ibrahim Suleman broke the news on Instagram thanking God that they are now three.

Sharing the news, he used a photo of himself and Linda showing off her bump. He captioned the post:

''And then we were three…thank you Father. Your word has indeed become flesh.
#isquared18 #iCub3d20
#IbrahimSuleiman #ihuomalindaejiofor#Approved #sonOfAisha

Three drug smugglers with heroin cakes arrested in Vietnam

Police in Vietnam’s northern Dien Bien province have cracked down a major drug trafficking case, arresting three suspects and seizing 54 heroin cakes.

Vietnam News Agency reported on Thursday that the authorities caught a man trading in the drug weighing nearly 19 kg in Dien Bien’s Muong Cha District on Tuesday night.

From his confession, the police arrested two other members of the ring, said the report.

A month ago, the authorities discovered the trans-provincial and transnational drug trafficking ring with a large amount of heroin traded from Laos to Dien Bien through northern Lai Chau and Lao Cai provinces before being sold to a third country.