Saturday, February 1, 2020

At last, Ubi Franklin accepts daughter from Sandra Iheuwa (photo)

Ubi Franklin has reportedly accepted a baby girl bore by socialite, Sandra Iheuwa.

Recall during her pregnancy, she spoke about how Ubi Franklin has not accepted the pregnancy and how she will go ahead to welcome her bundle of joy. Even when she gave birth, she named her father him and still called him out. All that seems to be over now, as Ubi reportedly met his daughter -- Ariella, for the first time yesterday and they spent the whole day together.

This will be Ubi's 4th child from a 4th woman.

Five Abuja residents arrested over false claim of contracting coronavirus (photo)

Five Abuja residents have been arrested and paraded by the police in the Federal Capital Territory for invading the Wuse General Hospital with false claims of having contracted Coronavirus.

The Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Anjuguri Manza, who paraded the five suspects before newsmen, gave their names as Peggy Shandi (M), Abayomi Adedoyin (M), David Gold Enemigin (M) Priscilla AJesola (F) and Jacob Oji (M).

According to Manza, the suspects claimed to be playing out a script about the virus without the knowledge or authorization of the relevant authorities of the FCTA.

Vanguard reports that the alleged pranksters had reportedly gone to the Wuse District Hospital claiming that one of them had been infected with the Coronavirus, an action which led to panic and confusion as well as a disruption of normal health service delivery at the hospital.

Sad! LASTMA officer hangs self in Ikeja

An officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, has reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree in Ikeja, Lagos.

The deceased, whose name was given as Tope Akinde reportedly hanged himself few metres away from Adebola House on Opebi area of Ikeja.His lifeless body was discovered dangling on a tree which attracted several residents to raise the alarm.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Lagos, Bala Elkana, who confirmed the incident said a female LASTMA official informed the command of the incident, adding that Akinde’s elder brother claimed that he had been suffering from mental instability for a while.

Anyone who opposes Amotekun would not survive the wrath of the gods - Gani Adams

Are Ona kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams has disclosed that people of southwest would not tolerate any form of threat from any individual or groups over its decision to safeguard the region.

He added that the masses in the region would stand by the South West governors in their bid to rid the region of criminality through the Western Nigeria Security Outfit codenamed “Operation Amotekun”.

He spoke at the South-West Security Stakeholders Group summit at The Grand Place event centre Osogbo on Friday.

Adams, who convened the meeting said anyone who opposes the Amotekun initiative would not survive the wrath of the gods of the land.

Davido and Chioma jet to Dubai for brother's wedding

Davido has departed Nigeria for Dubai with his fiancee, Chioma and their son, Ifeanyi.

The couple are jetting out to be part of Davido's brother, Adewale's wedding scheduled for tomorrow, February 2nd in Dubai.

The singer shared the photo to show the world all is still well with them despite different rumours that trailed them in the past few days. Full picture below....

Man charged with murder of two women in East London found dead in freezer

A man has been charged with two counts of murder after the lifeless bodies of two women were found in a freezer in east London.

Zahid Younis is charged with murdering Mihrican Mustafa,38, and Henriett Szucs, 34, nine months after they were found dead at a property in Canning Town.

Scotland Yard launched a murder probe after the women’s clothed bodies were found fused together in a small chest freezer in April.

Mihrican Mustafa was a missing mother-of-three who had not been seen for months before she was found dead.

Oyedepo to establish 10,000 new churches in 2020

Dr David Oyedepo, President and Founder, Living Faith Church (LFC), has said his church has commenced efforts at planting additional 10,000 new churches across the country in 2020.

Oyedepo disclosed this while addressing the church workers forum at the International Headquarters of the church in a live telecast in Ota, Ogun, state.

According to him, the project will commence this February, adding that each church worker is expected to win 10 souls into the church this year in its ‘Operation 10, 2020’ to fill the new churches.

The cleric added that the first 1,000 of the new churches would take-off this February and that the project would cost the church a total of N10.3 billion to accomplish.

Kaduna Polytechnic sacks former HOD over sexual harassment of female student

Following allegation of sexual harassment of a female student leveled against the former Head of Department Civil Engineering, the Kaduna Polytechnic Management has terminated the appointment of Engineer Danjuma Alhassan.

The termination of the lecturer’s appointment was approved by the Governing Council of the Polytechnic during its 91st regular meeting held on 30th January, 2020.

The decision of the council was contained in a letter issued on 31 January, 2020 which signed by Samuel Y. Obochi, Deputy Registrar, Information & Protocol For the Registrar.

In a related news, HOD Mathematics of Apata Memorial School was suspended after a whatsapp chat was leaked on the internet. In the chat, the HOD was pestering a female SS3 student of the Lagos secondary school to lay with him.

Sunmbo Adeoye expecting second child with husband

Clergywoman, Sunmbo Ajaba-Adeoye, is expecting her second child with her husband, Pastor David Adeoye.

The couple had their first child and Sunmbo's 3rd, David Jnr, in 2018 after 5 years of marriage.

We say big congrats to her!

Nigerian Navy declares 36 wanted over kidnapping, killings in Ondo

The Forward Operating Base (FaOB) of the Nigerian Navy in Igbokoda, Ondo State, on Friday declared wanted, one Iwatan Bamitale and 35 others, said to be members of a gang allegedly masterminding criminal activities in the coastal areas of the state.

 The FOB alleged that Bamitale, a native of Ilaje Local Government Area, and his gang were responsible for several cases of kidnapping, sea robbery, illegal bunkering, cultism, rape and killings in the area.

Commodore Danjuma Ndanusa, the Commanding Officer of the FOB, told journalists in Igbokoda, that the Navy could no longer fold its arms and watch criminals turn the coastal areas to a “volatile terrain for the law abiding citizens.”

Photos: FFK celebrates son, Aragorn as he turns four

Femi Fani-Kayode's son, Aragorn, is a year older today. To celebrate him, his happy dad penned down a note for him on Facebook, calling him his life and strength. Sharing new photos of the little boy, the former Minister of Aviation wrote;

''Happy birthday to my son and my pride, Prince Joshua Oluwafemi Emmanuel Lotana Aragorn Fani-Kayode.

Four years ago today the Lord blessed me with a wonderful gift and that gift was you. He brought you into my world and with you came joy, peace, love, blessings, hope, strength, favour and inspiration. Simply put you are the best and greatest thing that has ever happened to me.

Facebook to take down posts spreading false claims and conspiracy theories on coronavirus

Facebook plans to take down posts spreading false claims and conspiracy theories about the deadly coronavirus in an unusually aggressive effort to tackle misinformation.

The social media giant said it will remove content with bogus claims about how to cure or prevent the virus such as the idiotic idea that drinking bleach will get rid of it.

“We will also block or restrict hashtags used to spread misinformation on Instagram, and are conducting proactive sweeps to find and remove as much of this content as we can,” Kang-Xing Jin, Facebook’s head of health, wrote in a Thursday blog post.

Kobe Bryant's sisters break silence.. release statement

Kobe Bryant's sisters have broken their silence following the NBA star's death. 

Sharia Washington and Shaya Tabb released a touching statement, almost a week after their brother, along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven other victims, died in a helicopter crash on Sunday.

"On behalf of our family, we join Vanessa, Natalia, Bianka and Capri in grieving the loss of Kobe and Gianna in such a tragic accident. We are devastated by the loss of our brother, son, our niece and granddaughter, and our hearts go out to all the families who lost their loved ones on Sunday.

Uche Jombo reacts to Manchester United signing of Odion Ighalo

Actress Uche Jombo has reacted to the news of Manchester United signing of Nigerian International, Odion Ighalo.

The former Super Eagles striker was signed on deadline day by the Manchester club on loan till the end of the season, without option to buy. Uche who  is an ardent fan of the Manchester club couldn’t contain her joy in seeing a Nigerian playing for the club.

The actress also revealed that she will spearhead the group of fans cheering on the Nigerian at Old Trafford.

See her tweets below:

Kim Kardashian shares a sweet photo of her youngest kids

Kim Kardashian shared a sweet photo of her three youngest children on her instagram page.

Her eldest son Saint, aged four, was seen kissing his little brother Psalm, aged eight months, on his head as their sister Chicago, aged two, looked on. Noticeably absent from the black-and-white image was eldest child North, aged six.

The three children were dressed in stripped sleepwear with their named written on the front.

North, aged six, could have been the one who took the photo as she seems to have an interest in photography lately. Also, her mother revealed she now knows how to upload photos to Instagram.
The portrait was captioned, 'Baby love.'

Horrific footage of a yelping dog being barbecued alive at a Chinese market (video)

Animal rights activists have shared footage of a dog yelping as it is cooked on a barbecue in a Chinese meat market.

Campaigners are calling for an end to the barbaric trade in dog meat.

A video shared by campaign group No To Dog Meat, shows a dog in searing pain as it tries to open its battered jaw to yelp, while it's cooked on a barbecue at a meat market in Yulin.

Another shows men pouring boiling water from pans over a skinned animal.

President Buhari averts strike, pays lecturers

Federal Government has made a U-turn on its determination not to pay January salary of the staff of the federal universities, polytechnic and colleges of education, thereby aborting the nationwide strike billed to commence on Monday February 3.

It is gathered that the Federal Government has decided to halt its enforcement mechanism for a month with a view that the issues surrounding the scheme would have been sorted out.

The rift between the academic staff of the federal institutions in Nigeria is as a result of the refusal of the academic staff to enroll under the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, IPPIS, scheme, claiming that it does not accommodate the peculiarities of the academic staff.

Why I can't play romantic roles in movies again - Mercy Johnson

Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie has revealed that she can never take up a romantic role in movies anymore.

She spoke on GoldMynetv recently during an interview on her new movie, “The Legend Of Inikpi.”

Johnson-Okojie said age is telling on her and that it was better to leave such romantic roles to younger girls in movies.

When asked: “Are you open to playing roles that require getting Romantic with another actor on set?”

US ban: Atiku reacts, holds Buhari responsible

Nigeria’s former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has appealed to President Donald Trump to reconsider the United State’s travel ban on Nigeria because of the two nation’s long standing relationship, saying he should not punish Nigerians as a result of President Muhammadu Buhari’s gross inefficiencies.

Trump, on Friday implemented his threat to restrict the ability of immigrants to travel to the United States from Nigeria and five other countries, with the visa ban taken effect from 22 February.

However, Atiku, while reacting to the development on Saturday said he received with sadness the policy of the government of the United States of America to place Nigeria on its travel ban list.

Aisha Buhari unveils clothing line for para powerlifting 2020

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has unveiled clothing line for the 2020 para powerlifting world cup holding in Abuja.

The event held at the State House, Abuja on Thursday, January 30.

The clothing line, according to a press release signed by her Special Assistant on Media & Publicity, Aliyu Abdullahi, is meant to kit the Nigerian contingent including players and officials.

She reportedly commended the effort of the Main and Local Organizing Committees as well as the sponsors of the games and expressed satisfaction with the level of preparedness for the games billed to hold between 4th and 8th February, 2020 at the International Conference Center, Abuja, urging for more concerted action from all relevant stakeholders.

Lovely photo of Cardi B's sister, Hennessy & her daughter

We love!

Photos: Motorcycle riders protest ban ahead of February 1 enforcement day

Motorcycle riders on the platform of Opay and Gokada hailing services staged a peaceful protest on Friday, to protest the ban announced by the Lagos State Government on motorcycle and tricycle taking effect from February 1st.

Drivers of some of the leading operators in the e-hailing industry are marching to seek Government’s consideration of their plight.

The rally started from the Kudirat Abiola Way, Ikeja and proceeded to the Lagos state Government house in Alusa.

Many of the protesting riders were armed with different banners with inscriptions such as “Regulate not ban”, “regulate us, not kill us”, “No helmet, no ride”, “over 200 trillion trips no fatality”.
They also argued that lack of job opportunities is why they chose to become E-hailing riders.

Burna Boy’s grandfather reacts to his Grammy loss

Burna Boy's father, Benson Idonije, a former manager to late Afroabeat legend, Fela Anikulapo has said Burna Boy’s Grammy Awards loss, was not the end of the road for the Afropop sensation.

‘Ye’ crooner lost the coveted ‘Best World Music Album’ award to Beninese singer, Angélique Kidjo, whose Celia was adjudged the winner over African Giant and three others.

In an interview with Punch, Idonije said Burna Boy’s nomination had given him a global recognition giving him a chance to win the award in future.

Kaduna woman gives birth to co-joined twins (photos)

A woman in Kaduna has given birth to cojoined twins at Tudun Wada, Soba Local Government in the state. An aide to the Kaduna State Commissioner of Finance, Anas Soba, who visited the family on Thursday, January 30th, broke the news.

She identified the mother as wife of one Malam Gambo.

In photos shared, the twins are seen looking good and well taken care of.

Soba, shared the photos and wrote in part: “Indeed today, Thursday 30-1-20 I saw something amazing with my eyes on Tudan…”

Tokyo unveils Olympic 'plaza' made from donated wood

Tokyo 2020 Olympic organisers unveiled the "Village Plaza", a key part of the Athletes' Village that is being built from wood donated by municipalities across Japan.

The facility will be a gathering place for athletes and their teams, as well as the site of welcome ceremonies and press briefings during the Games.

The unusual structure is made mostly from wood, with the floors, walls and parts of the roof using timber including larch, Japanese cedar and Japanese cypress.

The vast complex nods to both modern and traditional elements.

Man arrested for allegedly stoning police officers

A 30-year-old man, Ayanniyi Olaosebikan, has been remanded at Ile-Ife correctional centre for stoning police officers.

According to the charge sheet, the offence committed by the defendant contravened sections 365(3) and 508 of the criminal code cap 34 vol ll, laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.

The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Sunday Osanyintuyi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on January 29, 2020, at about 3:30 pm, along Mokuro Road, Ile-Ife, Osun state.

Mase calls out Diddy over business practices, you practice no Black Excellence he says

Rapper Mase has called out his former friend and boss, Sean "Diddy" Combs. This is coming after Diddy;s Grammy speech promising to help the black men in music and how things must change now.

Mase, who had multiple hits with Diddy on the mogul's Bad Boy Records in the late 1990s, posted a photo of a tweet from rapper Meek Mill that referenced "young black kids in slave contracts in the music business."

Mase then wrote a long note in the accompanying caption. See below...

”I left my ex-husband after i got what i wanted’, Yvonne Jegede makes shocking revelation

Nollywood Actress, Yvonne Jegede has made a shocking revelation, saying she actually walked out of her marriage when she got what she wanted.

The actress who has a one-year old son had posted a photo of herself and a male colleague getting intimate on a movie set, which made a fan blast her. The angry fan had questioned and queried her saying, if she had done that with her husband, the man wouldn't have left.

Well, guess what? Yvonne also replied him. Her lash out below..

Pregnant woman dies of lassa fever in Enugu

A pregnant woman has died of Lassa fever at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Utuku-Ozalla, according to the Enugu state ministry of health.

This makes it the second death recorded in the state, after the first, which was recorded eight days ago at Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane.

Confirming the case, Ifeanyi Agujiobi, permanent secretary of the ministry of health, said during a press briefing at the state secretariat, on Friday that it involved a 24-year-old pregnant woman who died on Thursday night, and that the preparations for safe burial are underway.

According to her, three cases have been confirmed out of the six suspected cases of Lassa fever while two have died since the outbreak in the state.

Tiwa Savage boasts about not checking price tags

Tiwa Savage boasts about not checking price tags anymore. She made the boast on instagram  when she shared the above photo and captioned it ''don't even check price tags no more''. Lol huge!

Bimbo Akinsanya reveals reasons her marriage crashed

Nollywood Actress, Abimbola Akinsanya, has disclosed what led to her leaving her marriage early, inspite of her three month- old baby.

The Yoruba movie star, popularly known as “Omo Oloja”stated this in a recent post on her Instagram page saying the decision was not easy.

She  wrote; “I left that marriage when my son was just 3 months old, you think it was easy to make that decision? No. “I left early cos I didn’t want to die, I left early cos I didn’t want to lose my child,
I left early cos I didn’t want to be a murderer. (It’s a story for another day) I was married for a year and 4-months and it was hellish.

“Hello,” DO NOT KILL ANOTHER PERSON’S CHILD” all in the name of marriage, I am also a mother and I know how I am striving to train and feed my son. Please, don’t pray or wish for a mother to labour in vain oooo,.. ,” she said.

Man U signs Nigeria striker, Odion Ighalo on loan

Manchester United have signed former Watford striker Odion Ighalo from Shanghai Shenhua on loan until the end of the season.

The deal to bring the 30-year-old Nigeria international to Old Trafford contains no option to buy.

Ighalo, who is still in China but is expected to fly to the UK in the next few days, scored 39 goals in 99 matches for Watford between 2014 and 2017.

"Odion is an experienced player," said United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Faces of visa fraudsters apprehended by EFCC (photo)

The Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, January 30, 2020, arraigned five suspected visa fraudsters before Justice Olubukola Banjoko on a seven-count charge, bordering on false pretence and obtaining by tricks to the tune of N1.8 million.

The defendants are: Ifeyinwa Mbamalu, Christian Akor, Grace Oluseun Akinwunmi, Samuel Chinedu Iwuagwu and Adebola Saheed Adewale. They were accused to have connived to obtain sums of money from their victims in the guise of helping them to obtain Canadian visas.

One of the charges reads: “That you, Christian Akor between October 13th and 18th 2018, in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, dishonestly converted to your own use, the sum of N300, 000, being part of the sum of N1, 800,000, received by one Ifeyinwa Mbamalu, purportedly to procure a valid Canadian Visa and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 308, of the Penal code Act; and punishable under section 309, of the same Act.”

Odunlade Adekola hits 4million followers on Instragram

Actor Odunlade Adekola has hit 4 million followers on Instagram and he is thanking all his fans for the milestone. Sharing a photo of himself saluting his fans, the popular actor wrote;

THANK YOU ALL OGO wa koni WOKUN ooo''

Trump slams visa ban on Nigeria, five other countries

President Donald Trump has implemented his threat to restrict the ability of immigrants to travel to the United States from Nigeria and five other countries. It visa ban will be effective from 22 February.

According to reports from Washington D.C, Trump will sign a proclamation approving the restrictions on Friday afternoon.

The proclamation will curb the ability of citizens of Nigeria, Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan and Tanzania to get certain immigration visas, according to officials with the Department of Homeland Security and State Department, but it is not a blanket travel ban.

Police arrest Patience Jonathan’s cousin for attempted murder

The Police in Bayelsa State have arrested Mr. Victor Oba, a cousin to a former first lady, Patience Jonathan, for attempting to kill his ex-lover, Seigha Atia.

Oba, who is the Manager of the first lady’s hotel, Aridolf Hotels and Spars, was said to have hit his 23-year-old ex-lover with his Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) damaging her left leg beyond treatment.

Oba, who was apprehended and taken to the Azikoro Police Station, was said to have left the girl for dead and zoomed off after engaging in the violent act.

It was learnt that influential persons were mounting pressure on the police to release Oba and sweep the matter under the carpet through bargaining for settlement, but the police had insisted on ensuring justice for the victim.

Regina Daniels celebrates her co-wife's birthday

Nollywood actress and latest wife of bullionaire Ned Nwoko,  Regina Daniels is celebrating her co-wife, her husband's 5th wife, Laila Nwoko as she turns a year older today.

She shared two photos of her on her insta-story, with one of the photos showing Laila cutting her birthday cake.

The two have also been spotted together travelling out of the country on different occasions. ❤️❤️

After Grammy win, Angelique Kidjo meets Burna Boy in Lagos (photos)

Angelique Kidjo has met Burna Boy in Lagos. Burna Boy went with his mom to visit the singer as she pays a visit to Lagos.

Recall the Benin Republic singer beat Burna to win the Best World Music Album at the just held 62nd Grammy Awards and dedicated it to him calling him a great singer. Well, its appropriate they meet afterwards 😁.

Nigerian embassy in China still lists Jonathan as president five years out of office

Despite Nigeria’s strong ties with China, Nigeria’s embassy website in China meant for information source and consular services is replete with outdated information.

In fact, the embassy website still lists former President Goodluck Jonathan as Nigerian leader after five years he was voted out of office. Also, Aminu Wali still appears as Minister of Foreign Affairs. He occupied that position between 2014 and 2015.

This is despite the fact Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has visited the Asian country twice since he emerged as the president since 2015.