Saturday, January 18, 2020

University of Port Harcourt gets 37 new professors

The University of Port Harcourt has promoted 37 senior academics to the rank of professor.

Deputy Registrar, Information, UNIPORT, Dr Williams Wodi, who said this in a statement in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, added that they passed through stringent criteria set up by the Senate of the university.

“The promotion of academics to the professoriate was approved at the 171st meeting of the Governing Council of the University on December 10, 2020.

“Breakdown of the promotion shows that seven of the new professors are from the Faculty of Humanities; Faculty of Social Science got one and Faculty of Science, four.

Adamawa NUJ declares one week mourning for assassinated journalist

The Adamawa Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists ( NUJ) has declared a one week mourning for late Maxwell Nashon, a journalist who was murdered on Wednesday in the state.

Nashon was a reporter with Fombina FM, Yola, before he was killed.

Mr Ishaku Donald, the state NUJ Chairman said this in a statement in Yola.

The NUJ, Adamawa Council has declared one week mourning and prayers for the repose of the soul of our great member, late Maxwell Nashon.

Khloe accused of having s*x behind school mosque

A certain follower of BBN's star, Khloe has accused her of being dirty in the past and even having a quick s.e.x at the back of a school mosque. This came shortly after Khloe boasted that many of her secondary school mates who bullied her, are now following her on Instagram after she became a star.

Then one of them decided to bully her again, lol, or is it true? By calling her dirty and accusing her of having a quickie behind a religious building.

Well Khloe had said they all look like a f..king mess. Lol. What the follower wrote and Khloe's message that started it all, below...

Presidency displeased with Governor Abdulrazak over Ile Arugbo demolition

Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazak, may have stirred the hornet’s nest if reactions within and outside Kwara State to the state government’s demolition of Ile Arugbo, the totem of the late strongman of Kwara Politics, Dr. Olusola Saraki, are anything to go by.

The demolition of the building that served as a home for the aged has been greeted with outrage from members and sympathisers of the Saraki political dynasty and other neutral individuals and groups who saw the move as a political vendetta against the dynasty.

This is in spite of the state government’s explanation that the acquisition of the land on which the said building was erected did not follow the proper channel.

Amotekun: Miyetti Allah wants Yoruba leaders arrested

Days after urging South-West leaders to dump their regional security outfit for the sake of 2023 presidency, the Miyetti Allah Kaute Hore has urged the Federal Government to arrest Yoruba leaders behind Amotekun.

The National President of the group, Bello Bodejo believes Amotekun is a plot against the Fulani ethnic group.

Bodejo said this in an interview with TheSun. He said the security outfit was launched to prevent herdsmen from grazing in their God-given areas.

“They should not only ban it, but should arrest the leaders of this group. Like I said earlier, nobody or group has more security intelligence than the Police. The Army is doing enough; the DSS is also doing enough, likewise the Civil Defence,” Bodejo was quoted as saying.

Nigeria acquires helicopter gunships to Ffght Boko Haram, bandits, others

The Nigeria air force has acquired two helicopter gunships as part of the equipment to tackle criminals including armed bandits in the North West.

President Muhammadu Buhari held a crucial security meeting with his military chiefs and other heads of security agencies on Friday.

At the end of the meeting, an attendee told journalists that they “critically looked at everything ” and “are satisfied with the progress” being made to tackle the security challenges.

The Chief of Air Staff, Sadigue Abubakar, also told journalists at the State House in Abuja that the air force had acquired two helicopter gunships as part of the equipment to tackle the criminals including armed bandits in the North West.

E-Money named ‘Young Business Guru’ of 2019

Five Star CEO, E-Money has been named ‘Young Business Guru’ of 2019 by Tentacle Magazine.

He shared the news on IG with a picture of him holding his award. He wrote:

“Grateful to the good guys at Tentacle Magazine who found me worthy to be named as ‘Young Business Guru’ of 2019. In 2020, (The Five Star Group) will do more with strategic and savvy business innovations to help in developing the country and improving the lives of our people.”

Photos: 46-year-old American arrives Nigeria to marry her 23-year-old online boyfriend

A 46-year-old American woman, Jeanine Delsky, has arrived at Panshekara, a suburb of Kano, to marry her 23-year-old online boyfriend Sulaiman Babayero Isa.

Ms Delsky, who lives in California, USA, landed at Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano on Saturday and went straight to Panshekara to meet the parents of her lover.

The two lovers met on Instagram one year ago, exchanged pictures and started online courtship.

In an interview, Ms Delsky said she decided to follow her boyfriend to Kano because of her love for him.

Ibadan loses prominent son, Lekan Are

Dr Lekan Are, a foremost Nigerian agronomist, businessman, philanthropist and Chairman of University Press Plc, is dead. A family member said Dr. Are died at 86-years-old following a brief illness.

He died at the High Dependency Unit of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan at about 12.30am on Saturday.

Are, born on Dec. 2, 1933, was a former General Manager of Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority.

The deceased was the Managing Director/ Chairman of Kakanfo Inn, Managing Director, Lekan Are Farms Limited and Director of Punch Nigeria Limited.

The agricultural consultant and farmer was until his death the Laguna Bobajiro of Ibadanland.

Spectator bleeds to death after being sliced by a blade during cockfight

A man in India has been killed during a cockfight after a sharp blade tied to a rooster cut his abdomen.

The cockfight took place in Pragadavaram village in West Godavari, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, despite a Supreme Court ban on the practice.

Cockfight organisers tied the razor-sharp blade to the leg of the rooster, police said.

The fatal injury was reportedly inflicted as one of the organisers held the animal in his hands, waiting to release it into the arena to fight.

I don’t compromise with my work –Kunle Afolayan

It is obvious that actor and filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan, always strives to be different in his career. Over the years, the singer has featured some ‘non-actors’, including Chidinma Ekile, Simi and more recently, Temi Otedola, in his movies.

In a chat with Saturday Beats, the actor maintained that the only consideration that influenced the choice of cast for his movies was competence.

He said, “From the beginning (of my career), I have always featured special appearances. As long as they are talented and doing well, the person doesn’t have to be an actor.

Court jails NDDC staff 7 years for N4m contract fraud

Justice A.T Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, on Friday, 17 January, 2020 sentenced one Tarila Ebizimor to seven years imprisonment for obtaining money under false pretence to the tune of N4.000.000.00 (Four Million Naira).

The convict, a supervisor in the Security Department of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC was prosecuted by the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a four-count charge.

Ebizimor's journey to prison began sometime in August, 2013 when he paraded himself as personal assistant of the managing director of the NDDC and obtained the sum of N4million from the petitioner on the pretext that he will help facilitate the award of road construction contract to him.

Police arrest University Professor over alleged baby factory

The Kano State police command has arrested an academic, Professor Solomon Musa Tarfa over an alleged baby factory operating in the state.

Reports have it that nineteen inmates of both sexes and various ages were rescued in a raid carried out on December 25, 2019 at the orphanage home called ‘Du Mercy Children Development Ministry’.

Tarfa has reportedly been operating for over two decades and was working alongside one Chidi Christopher who runs a maternity clinic at Nomansland area of Kano.

Davido's fiancee, Chioma, flaunts her post baby bod

Chioma  welcomed her son October 2019.

Adele will release new music in 2020, her agent confirms

Adele's will finally release new music in 2020 after a five-year hiatus. The singer, 31, is finally set to release a follow-up to her hugely successful album 25 according to her agent Lucy Dickins, and manager Jonathan Dickins.

It comes after speculation that Adele could be releasing a new album in October 2019 turned out to be false, despite a hysterical reaction from fans.

According to Music Week, Jonathan hinted that new music is definitely on the horizon, saying: 'The sooner the better!'

Two people killed by gunmen in Kaduna community

Two persons have been killed following attack on Gora-Gan community in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State by gunmen.

Mr Elias Manza, the Chairman of the local government area who confirmed the incident, said the attackers opened fire on some youths playing around the village market square on Friday evening.

Manza told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday that the incident was a surprise to residents.

“The attackers came on motorcycles and opened fire on the youth playing, killing two females while two males sustained injuries.

“The injured are currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital, but the good news is that normalcy has been restored to the area,’’ he said.

South Korea to decide fate of first transgender soldier

Military officials in South Korea will determine next week whether to discharge a soldier who recently undertook gender reassignment surgery, officials said on Friday, in the first such case in the country.

South Korea bans transgender people from joining its military but has no specific regulations on what to do with those who have sex change operations during their time in the service.

The non-commissioned officer entered the military as a man and had a sex change operation last year and is currently at a military-run hospital, army spokesman Jeon Ha Gyu said.

N166bn debt: Electricity companies begin mass disconnection in four states

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company says it has commenced mass disconnection of defaulting customers in the four states it operates.

The states are Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, and Rivers states.

The Manager, Corporate Communications, PHED, Mr John Onyi confirmed this in Port Harcourt on Friday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.

He said the exercise, codenamed Operation Storm, was initiated to sustain and avert the imminent collapse of the company due to huge debt owed by its customers.

Man sues p.o.r.n hub for making it difficult for deaf people to enjoy p.o.r.n

Yaroslav Suris is suing the popular p.o.r.n site claiming it has denied the deaf and hearing-impaired access to its videos that others can easily enjoy.

In a report by TMZ, in some documents obtained, Suris says a lack of closed captioning violates their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

He further says the deaf and hearing impaired can’t understand the audio portion of videos on the websites. Some of the titles Suris says he watched but was completely lost on dialogue include “Hot Step Aunt Babysits Disobedient Nephew,” “Sexy Cop Gets Witness to Talk” and “Daddy 4K Allison comes to Talk About Money to Her Boys’ Naughty Father.”

Student gave birth in secret before hiding baby in pasta box and dumping her in a bin

A college student gave birth in secret before hiding the baby girl's body in a cardboard pasta box and dumping her in a bin.

Emile Weaver, now 26, kept her pregnancy hidden from her friends and professors at university - and was in denial that the baby would ever actually be born.

However, Weaver went on to give birth in private at  Muskingum University’s New Concord, Ohio - before dumping the newborn in a rubbish bin next to her sorority house.

Weaver, now serving life in prison, then text her boyfriend "no more baby", saying she had "taken care of it".

Four jailed seven years for stealing noodles, cigarettes

An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced four men to seven years’ imprisonment each for stealing and burglary without option of fine.

The convicts are Owoeye Ojo, Agbetuyi Taiwo, Adeniyi Busayo and Lasisi Friday.

They were found guilty of breaking into a shop belonging to one Mrs Iyabo Ige around 2am and 5am on August 26, 2017 at Enu Odi, Odo-Ado in Ado-Ekiti and carting away packs of noodles, cigarettes, milk and packs of battery.

Justice Bamidele Omotosho in his judgment on Thursday, found them guilty of the offence of burglary and stealing based on their confessional statement and witness accounts during the trial.

Kylie Jenner oozes s.e.x appeal as she teases her famously peachy bum for saucy snap

Kylie Jenner treated her 158 million Instagram followers to a series of saucy snaps which teased a glimpse at her famously peachy bum.

The billionaire make-up mogul, 22, oozed s.e.x appeal as she posed up a storm for the glamorous photos which saw her stand next to one of her swanky supercars.

The KUWTK star wiggled her incredible figure into a skintight printed catsuit with subtle sheer detailing which struggled to contain her ample assets.

Kylie sucked in her toned stomach and drew attention to her tiny waist as she turned around to focus the snaps on her famous bum.

Nnamdi Kanu announces plan for parents’ burial

Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has announced his plan to attend the burial of his parents scheduled for February 14, 2020.

Kanu who revealed this through IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful, however, refused to disclose the security arrangements put in place for the burial in view of its sensitivity.

He said the burial would follow the normal burial preparation, according to the custom of the land.

“The burial of our leader’s parents burial will be 14th of February 2020.

EFCC arrests six wanted Internet fraudsters in Ilorin

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ilorin Zonal Office, has arrested six persons in connection with their alleged involvement in Internet fraud and other fraud-related crimes.

A statement by Head of Media and Publicity, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, gave the names of the suspects as Atanda Femi Benjamin, Atoyebi Samson, Olapade Oladimeji Solomon, Amoo Saheed, Lawal Opeyemi Mubarak and Sadiku Muniru Dolapo.

The statement said the suspects were arrested on Thursday near Kwara State House of Assembly, in Ilorin, based on intelligence reports over their involvement in Internet fraud.

It said the suspects had confessed to the crime while being interrogated by the operatives of the commission.

Nigerian student in her 6th grade at Ukraine medical school commits suicide after school allegedly expelled her

A Nigerian students schooling in Ternopil State Medical University in Ukraine has allegedly killed herself after the school allegedly expelled her.

Badmus Ololade Rafiat, a final year medical student, felt she had no choice after she was expelled from her school for failing to pass her mock exam ahead of her final MBBS.

According to reports, she made attempts to transfer to another school to take the MBBS as other students do, but the school allegedly kept frustrating her and refused to provide the transcript needed for the process.  They allegedly only gave her the option of returning to Nigeria to reapply for a student visa to start all over again.

Céline Dion's mother, Thérèse dies at 92

Celine DIon;s mother, Thérèse Tanguay-Dion is dead. She was 92.

Dion's management confirmed in a statement to ET that Thérèse, known in Canada as "Maman Dion," died late Thursday after months of battling serious health issues. She was surrounded by her family and friends.

"It is with deep sadness that Feeling Productions announces the death of Mrs. Thérèse Tanguay Dion," the statement reads. "Mrs. Dion died peacefully at home last night, surrounded by her family. The family and loved ones thank you in advance for respecting their privacy during these difficult times. Details related to the funeral will be communicated later."

Rihanna reportedly splits with billionaire boyfriend Hassan Jameel

Looks like Rihanna is back on the market!

Multiple outlets are reporting the 31-year-old singer has called it quits from her billionaire boyfriend, Hassan Jameel, after nearly three years of dating. Us Weekly was first to report the news on Friday.

Seeing as Rihanna hasn't released an album since 2016's Anti, fans have been desperately awaiting an announcement from the Barbados native. Naturally, RiRi's Army reacted to the split news by poking fun at the fact that Jameel "probably got tired of waiting for the album too."

"See what happens when you don't release an album," one fan wrote, with another adding, "Alright queen. Now is the time, drop the album. 2020!!!"

See more reactions below:

Davido and Peruzzi’s ex boss, King Patrick tear each other apart online

Lmao, the war between Davido, Peruzzi and his former boss, King Patrick is not ending anytime soon mehn. After Patrick called both of them out and even said the case is in court already, Davido and Perruzi have both stated their own sides too. Now the two kings are tearing each other apart online.

In Davido's call out, he advised Patrick who said Peruzzi's moves made him depressed to get help from family and his church and not drugs.

Patrick got the sub, and responded almost immediately. He warned Davido, to stop passing STDs around and even said incest is a sin. I can't mehn, lol. Their subs to each other below...

Mother, grandmother and grandfather arrested for locking children in wooden cages

A mum, grandmother and grandfather from Alabama, US, have all been arrested by police for allegedly locking children in cages as Investigators look into reports of possible abuse that went on in the home.

Pamela Deloris Bond, 66; James H. Bond, 69, and Kylla Michelle Mann, 30, were arrested by a team of policemen led by Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones.

The County sheriff's office posted a photo of a wooden crib-shaped cage with a mattress and blanket inside which they believe children lived in.

While at the home, police noticed another wooden cage with locks, and said they greatly believed that the children had been locked in the cage multiple times.

Pakistan court sentences 86 members of a far right religious party to 55-year prison term each

A Pakistani court has sentenced 86 members of a far right religious party to 55-year prison terms each for taking part in violent protests against the acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case, party officials say.

The verdicts were announced late on Thursday night by a court in the northern garrison city of Rawalpindi, Pir Ejaz Ashrafi, a senior leader of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYRA) party, told Al Jazeera.

The 86 TLRYA activists were arrested in November 2018, as the party led violent protests against the acquittal by the country's Supreme Court of Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman who was on death row for having allegedly committed blasphemy in 2009.

Here's why internet has been slow in Africa lately

Internet users across more than a dozen sub-Saharan African nations experienced slow service after two undersea cables to the continent’s western coast were damaged this week.

-The so-called WACS and SAT3/WASC cable systems are in the Atlantic Ocean and connect South Africa and many other African countries to Europe, according to Openserve, a unit of South Africa’s biggest fixed-line telecommunications provider, Telkom SA SOC Ltd. One break is near Libreville in Gabon and the other is in the vicinity of Angola’s capital, Luanda, Openserve said in an emailed statement.

The cause isn’t yet known and a ship is being sent from Cape Town to repair the cables, Vodacom Group Ltd., South Africa’s biggest mobile-network operator, said in reply to emailed questions.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Graphic photo: policeman allegedly kills Abia youth leader over land

A yet-to-be identified policeman has allegedly killed Mr. Nwamaka Ogbuji, a youth leader of Umunwogu kindred in Ugwuati community, Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State.
It was gathered that the incident occurred when police officers accompanied government committee and surveyors to Ugwuati community to finalise the process of acquisition of land for Enyimba Economic City (EEC).

The killing of the community leader was said to have thrown residents into mourning.

Sources said that trouble started when Ogbuji and others refused to accept the take-over of their land by the government for EEC and other projects.

Photos: OBESE ISIS religious leader arrested is so HEAVY he was loaded into back of a TRUCK

An obese ISIS 'mufti' arrested in Iraq is so heavy that he had to be loaded onto the back of a truck to be transported.

Shifa al-Nima, considered one of the biggest captures in recent months, was hauled from his Mosul bolthole by Iraqi security forces after he was discovered.

Dubbed Jabba the Hutt after the slug-like Star Wars villain, the religious leader issued fatwas, or religious rulings, that led to the execution of scholars and clerics and the destruction of an ancient tomb in the city.

The terrorist, who could not be transported in a police car, was pictured wedged against a mounted machine gun in the open back of a vehicle last night.

The D feels better when it's coming from a hard working man.... Cardi B sings Offset's praises

Cardi B has never hid her love for Offset's D and now, she is making it known again.

The couple yesterday were seen heading to Cesar Restaurant in Paris, France.
After their dinner date, the two were seen heading out to a club. Cardi kept her face covered with a skull mask and wore a revealing sheer outfit, while Offset opted for a long coat and shades.

Earlier that day, they celebrated at the fashion show presentation of Offset‘s capsule collection collaboration with Laundered Works Corp.

Kim Kardashian shows off bathroom that's bigger than most people's flats

Kim Kardashian has given fans a peek at her house and it'll make you seethe with envy, lol.

The reality TV star, 39, took to her Instagram stories last night to show off the incredible view from the windows in her powder room.

Her family have complete privacy as the windows are blocked by dozens of lavender bushes.

The bathroom has minimalist grey arm chairs with matching wooden floors and is absolutely huge, with the room looking bigger than most people's flats.

Meghan drives herself to go and pick a friend at Canadian airport (photos)

Meghan Markle took full advantage of her newfound independence from the Crown as she drove herself to a Canadian airport to pick up a pilates expert pal who jetted in from the US for the weekend.

The Duchess of Sussex was spotted in photos obtained exclusively by parked outside Victoria International Airport in a Land Rover Discovery.

She appeared to be in high spirits as she chatted with a male companion in the front seat, believed to be personal security, for about 10 minutes until her friend Heather Dorak arrived.

Jamie Foxx talks about his parents living with him, even though they’re divorced

On Friday's episode of the British talk show, The Grahanm Norton Show, the 52-year-old actor opens up about his new film, Just Mercy, and his personal connection to the subject matter as his father, Darrel Bishop, was put in jail for seven years. 

"I couldn't visit him in jail because I saw him as a king, but I wrote to him to say, 'Things have gotten good for me and when you get out I will save your life,' and he has been living with me for 20 years now," Foxx reveals. 

But with his father living with him, Foxx has been put into an awkward position with his mother, Shahid Abdula, who divorced Bishop 25 years ago.