Saturday, July 11, 2020

Nick Cordero's GoFundMe page raises $900K to support widow and son of late Broadway star who died of coronavirus

A fundraiser for the late Broadway star Nick Cordero, who passed away last weekend due to complications related to Covid-19, has raised close to $1 million in support of his surviving family members, wife Amanda Kloots and their one-year-old son Elvis.

A GoFundMe fundraiser page for Cordero, who died aged 41 in Los Angeles, California, had amassed a total $916,571 to help pay for medical and funeral expenses.

The sum should come as a small measure of solace for Kloots, 38, since her late husband was bound to an LA-area hospital for an astounding 94 days before succumbing to his illness.

In one of her last updates on social media before Nick passed, the ever-candid Amanda revealed she was planning to refinance her home to 'pay bills' as they mounted in connection to his prolonged hospital stay.

Months after losing wife, Ben Bruce buries brother-in-law

Senator Ben Bruce today joined other family members to bury his brother-in-law, Robert Hargett who was the elder brother to his late wife.

Recall just in March, 2020, the senator lost his wife of many years.

Announcing the demise of Mr Robert, he write;

Robert Hargett, my late wife’s eldest brother buried today in Valdosta, Georgia.

King of the jungle: Graphic photos capture the moment hyena is ripped to shreds by lion

These dramatic photos taken in South Africa show a lion capturing a 144lb hyena before ripping it apart.

Photographer Chad Cocking, 36, from Johannesburg, spotted the incredible scene in Tanda Tula Safari Camp in Greater Kruger Park.

The 418lb lion grabbed the hyena by the neck before dragging it around. Pictures show the hyena lying twisted on the floor as the lion bit down on its throat to suffocate it.

Chad said: 'We arrived to find a male lion suffocating a hyena. After a couple of minutes, the lion left the hyena for dead. Unfortunately for the hyena, it was still clinging on to life - it was severely wounded though. That was when a second lion then approached and continued to suffocate it.

Covid-19: California to release 8,000 prisoners

California will release up to 8,000 more prisoners to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in its crowded jails, according to authorities in the US state, one of the hardest hit by the pandemic.

The inmates could be eligible for early release by the end of August – joining 10,000 prisoners already freed in similar initiatives since the start of the virus crisis, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said.

“These actions are taken to provide for the health and safety of the incarcerated population and staff,” the department’s secretary Ralph Diaz said in a statement Friday.

The announcement, welcomed by prison reform advocates, follows a surge in COVID-19 cases in one of California’s oldest prisons, San Quentin.

Regina Daniel's dad ends riff with Ned Nwoko, attends baby’s naming ceremony

The controversy surrounding the marriage of Nollywood actress, Regina Daniel to billionaire businessman, Prince Ned Nwoko, was yesterday put to rest during the naming of their baby, Munir in Abuja.

The event attracted many Nollywood stars, including Oge Okoye and Segun Arinze.
The aggrieved lawyer and father of the actress, Jude Ojegwu, made a surprise appearance and told journalists that with the arrival of the baby, he had forgotten everything and accepted it as the wish of God.

Ojegwu had opposed his daughter getting married to the billionaire because of their age difference.

Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan hospitalised for Covid-19

Bollywood icon, Amitabh Bachchan has been hospitalised in India, following a positive Covid-19 test.

The 77 year-old actor was admitted today to the Nanavati Hospital in Ville Parle in Mumbai.

His family members have also undergone tests and results are awaited.

Bachchan has asked all those who have been in close proximity to him in the past few days to get tested for Coronavirus.

Police recruit constables, bar persons with bow legs, gross malformation of teeth

The Nigeria Police Force has commenced nationwide recruitment of constables.

The NPF, however, barred persons with bow legs, knock knees, bent knees, and gross malformation of teeth from being enlisted into the Force.

Others barred from the exercise include persons with amputated body parts, defective eyesight, and a speech impediment.

This is contained in a public notice signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba.

Covid-19: Emirates Airlines to cut 9,000 jobs

Emirates Airlines has cut a tenth of its workforce during the novel coronavirus pandemic in layoffs that could rise to 15 percent, or 9,000 jobs, its president said, according to a report today.

The Middle East’s largest carrier, which operates a fleet of 270 wide-bodied aircraft, halted operations in late March as part of global shutdowns to stem the spread of the virus.

It resumed two weeks later on a limited network and plans to fly to 58 cities by mid-August, down from about 157 before the crisis.

Burnley end Liverpool’s 100% EPL home record

Burnley ended new champions Liverpool’s hopes of completing the season with a 100 per cent Premier League home record thanks to Jay Rodriguez’s second-half equaliser.

Clarets striker Rodriguez swivelled and fired home from inside the box following a James Tarkowski header to reward Sean Dyche’s side for their resilience and persistence in the face of large periods of home dominance.

The visitors could even have left Anfield with all three points, but Johann Berg Gudmundsson fired an effort against the crossbar with just minutes remaining.

Andy Robertson had given the home side the lead in the first half, but they also spurned a number of good opportunities to score more, with Mohamed Salah and Curtis Jones guilty of wayward shooting.

Video: Malami, son 'flout Covid-19 rules' at wedding ceremony

Nigeria’s Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), may have failed to enforce Covid-19 guidelines at the wedding ceremony of his son.

A viral video appeared on social media on Friday night of the wedding ceremony of Malami’s son, Abdul Aziz who was caught on camera dancing with his new bride.

The number of guests at the ceremony surpassed twenty as against the guidelines by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC for a wedding ceremony.

NCDC guidelines forbids social events like weddings where there are more than 20 persons in attendance in order to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Nigerian Army faces morale crisis as 356 soldiers exit over “loss of interest”

Three hundred and fifty-six (356) soldiers are formally exiting the Nigerian Army citing “loss of interest”, Premium Times reports, in a development insiders say is indicative of broken morale in the army.

The army is currently engaged in various combat operations as insecurity worsens across the country.
Many of the soldiers are among the troops engaged in the decade-long war against Boko Haram in the Northeast, while others are from various other formations across the country.

But apart from the 356 who are leaving for losing interest in the army, 24 others are exiting because they want “to take traditional title,” making a total of 380 soldiers, including two Master Warrant Officers and 28 Warrant Officers, voluntarily discharging from the army, according to sources with direct knowledge of the development.

Inside story of the cold war within Oniru Royal family

There is the popular African proverb that says that when brothers fight to death, a stranger inherits their property. This powerful axiom could best illustrate what might likely be happening to one of Lagos’ popular families: Abiodun-Oniru siblings.

For some time now, the story of the three sons of late Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru, the immediate past Oniru of Iruland, an upscale community in Lagos State -- Adesegun, Tijani and Demola has been one of the most-talked about by many in the state.

The fourth is Olumide, quiet but also a suave looking dude like his older siblings. Just as the gist around them gains traction on the traditional media, they are also a staple on social media.

Ex- Oyo Commissioner, Fatai Abimbola dies in car accident

A former Commissioner in Oyo State, Honorable Fatai Abimbola is dead.

Abimbola, a native of Ibadan, the state capital died in a road accident on Friday.

Abimbola who is fondly known as Abogun served as a commissioner under the government of the immediate past Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

A source said that Abimbola died in a road accident along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Friday.

Nigerian doctors stopped at Lagos airport promised millions by UK firm

The 58 Nigerian doctors who were prevented by the Nigeria Immigration Service from boarding a plane to the United Kingdom were expected to earn between £51,384 (N25.1m) and £98,112 (N47.9m) per year depending on the experience they have.

This is apart from the special allowances and other perks such as free meals they were expected to get on the job.

This is according to the advertorial by NES Health Care, a UK-based firm that helps over 150 private hospitals to recruit doctors from all over the world.

The advertorial reads in part, “Are you a doctor with ICU (Intensive Care Unit) and anaesthesia experience, looking for a better work/life balance? At NES Healthcare we can offer you this with one of our ICU RMO positions.

Gunmen attack Ekiti community, kidnap three persons

Unknown gunmen on Friday evening attacked Isinbode Ekiti in the Ekiti East Local Government Area of Ekiti State and whisked away three persons.

Sources said that the gunmen, who numbered about 10 attacked a sawmill located along Isinbode – Ode Road and dispossessed the workers of their personal belongings before abducting two persons at the scene.

One of the sources said that the gunmen after leaving the sawmill also attacked a Hilux van along the road with gunshots and in the process also took away one of the occupants of the vehicle believed to be a government official.

The source said, “The hoodlums stormed a sawmill in the area where they dispossessed traders and workers of their money and valuables while two persons, a man, and a woman were abducted.

Nigerian advertised for sale on Facebook, 28 others return home from Lebanon

Peace Busari, a Nigerian woman offered for sale on Facebook by a Lebanese, Wael Jerro, is on her way home from Lebanon.

The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, disclosed this on Saturday.

Also on the repatriation flight are 28 other citizens stranded in Lebanon amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Dabiri Erewa tweeted, “29 passengers just departed from Lebanon. And guess what? Temitope, who was left behind last time, accused of murder is on board. And so is Peace Busari, the girl who was put on sale on Facebook and rescued by the Nigerian Mission.”

Lagos shuts down illegal COVID-19 lab in Ikoyi

The Lagos State Ministry of Health on Saturday said it had shut down the operations of a private laboratory in Banana Island carrying out COVID-19 tests without the required government approval.

Banana Island is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the state.

The Ministry said the lab, Acouns Medical Laboratory and Diagnostic Centre, was also situated in a pharmacy.

“Citizens are advised to desist from patronising health facilities not accredited by the Lagos state government or management of COVID-19 cases as this poses danger to the community and staff of such facilities,” the Ministry said in a series of tweets.

I own property housing Kiki Osinbajo's business, Dr Ayuba Musa speaks

Dr Ayuba Musa has waded into the controversy of the property housing GLAM’D Africa, a business owned by Kiki Osinbajo.

Musa’s reaction was sequel to a social media post by Jackson Ude, a New York based blogger, that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s daughter, 27 year-old Kiki, owns the property.

The landlord, in a statement Friday said the property was never, at any point in time, sold to the Vice President’s daughter or to anyone.

Musa said that he remained the rightful owner of the property and that all documents on the house were still carrying his name and challenged anyone in doubt to check with the FCT authorities.

Magu: Alleged cover-up in EFCC as unknown men attack NFIU office, destroy computers

There is an alleged plot to frustrate the probe of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the ongoing investigation of its suspended chairman, Ibrahim Magu, after some unknown people broke into the office of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and destroyed computers, This Day reports.

The NFIU office which is inside the Aso Rock Presidential Villa was burgled and at least seven computers containing sensitive financial information were taken away and others badly damaged.

The attack is believed to have happened overnight and was discovered Friday morning.

Some NFIU officials on Thursday appeared before the Justice Ayo Salami’s panel, which is investigating allegations against Magu.

Online retailer is slammed for selling Islamic prayer mats as ornamental pieces [reactions and photos]

Shein has come under fire for selling Islamic prayer mats featuring Muslim imagery and calling them 'fringe trim carpets,' prompting the online retailer to pull the items and issue an apology.

Critics have taken to social media over the past week to share images of the 'disrespectful' rugs while accusing the fast-fashion brand of cultural appropriation and demanding the offending items be removed from the site. 

Instagram user @s.khadija.r called for a boycott of the e-retailer while pointing out that some of the carpets feature prints of Kaaba, a building in the center of Mecca that is considered the most sacred site in Islam.

One dead, six rescued as three-storey building collapses in Lagos [photos]

One person was confirmed dead, while six others were rescued from the rubbles of a three-storey building, which collapsed on Freeman Street, Lagos Island, Lagos State, Saturday morning.

The incident occurred at about 4.05am and the building suffered a total collapse, leaving its occupants trapped, as they were fast asleep.

Neighbours were said to have alerted emergency responders about the incident. On arrival, the first victim to be recovered was a male child, who was pronounced dead.

However, six other occupants of the building have been rescued and were treated by Lagos State Ambulance Services, LASSMBUS, personnel, while the dead child was deposited at a morgue.

Offa bank robbery suspect narrates how police killed his colleagues

One of the suspects on April 5, 2018, Offa bank robbery, Azeez Salawu, yesterday told the court in Ilorin, Kwara state, how six suspects were killed in his presence by the policemen in Abuja.

Azeez gave graphic details of how he was being tortured in “Generator house” at police headquarters in Abuja with tyre hung on his neck and his two hands tied to the back, and his body was hung within two main planks amid heavy beating before they shot dead six persons in his presence.

All the accused; Ayoade Akinnibosun, Ibikunle Ogunleye, Adeola Abraham, Salahudeen Azeez, and Niyi Ogundiran were present in court yesterday.

Salawu who denied the statement credited to him said that the policemen interrogating him did that purposely to coerce him to admit his alleged participation in the bank robbery attacks in Offa, where 18 people, including policemen, were reportedly killed.

Harvard University moves classes online for next academic year but fees stay the same at $50,000

Harvard University has announced that all learning for the next academic year will be done remotely - but says tuition will remain at nearly $50,000.

The announcement came as federal immigration authorities say international students will be forced to leave the US if their schools offer classes entirely online this fall.

In a statement released by the university, officials said 'all course instruction (undergraduate and graduate) for the 2020-21 academic year will be delivered online'.

Harvard said it will invite first-year students to live on campus, but classes will stay online.

Covid-19: Drama as Obasanjo locks out mourners at mother in-law’s burial in Ogun state

There was a mild drama in Isara Remo, Ogun East Senatorial District yesterday as former President Olusegun Obasanjo locked mourners outside during the burial of his mother in-law.

The move was in ex-President’s strict enforcement of the Covid-19 protocols regarding safe physical distance and minimum number of persons permissible in an enclosed space.

At the St. Peter’s Anglican Church (Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion) Diocese of Remo, Isara Remo, Ogun State venue of the Order of Service for the remains of his mother in-law, Mrs Florence Mopelola Adenekan, Obasanjo manned the church’s enhance door and ensured that the approved limit of those to be allowed in was strictly adhered to.

Man stabbed pregnant ex-girlfriend to death and killed their baby in jealous rage

A man has been found guilty of the murder of his heavily pregnant ex-girlfriend and the manslaughter of their baby son.

Aaron McKenzie, 26, of Peckham, south London, broke into Kelly-Mary Fauvrelle’s bedroom in the middle of the night and stabbed her 21 times as her family slept upstairs, the Old Bailey heard.

The former couple’s son Riley was delivered by an emergency Caesarean – seven weeks before his due date – but died on a ventilator in hospital four days later.

The crane driver was convicted of the murder of Ms Fauvrelle, 26, the manslaughter of their baby son and the possession of an offensive weapon by a jury and will be sentenced at the same court on Friday, 17 July.

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu visits Ajimobi’s family [photos]

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Friday, paid a condolence visit to Mrs Florence Ajimobi, wife of Late Former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

The APC national leader was accompanied by Elegushi of Ikateland, Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi.

This is coming days after remains of the immediate past governor of Oyo state who died at the age of 70 were laid to rest at his country home in Oluyole Estate, Ibadan, according to Islamic rites.

How we terrorized residents of Ibadan, Lagos, killed two persons — Suspect

At 23, Enioluwa Adedayo, popularly known as Judgement, had made himself a dreaded armed robber terrorizing residents of Ibadan, Oyo State, and parts of Lagos State as he brazenly robbed people on his motorbike at the early hours of the day and evenings. Judgment was so feared because he always killed any of his victims who dared to resist him.

The suspect, who started as a motorcycle thief in 2016 and grew into a notorious armed robber in 2018, had lost count of the number of armed robberies he took part in.

He however met his Waterloo in the hands of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, deployed to Ibadan Oyo State, to combat the rising spate of armed robbery in the state.

It was gathered that the IRT operatives, in Oyo State got information about Judgment’s activities in March 2020 after he and members of his gang attempted to rob a popular supermarket in Mokoya area of Ibadan and had a shootout with some soldiers on patrol. Judgment was said to have sustained injuries during the operation but he managed to escape from the scene.

Photos from Regina Daniels and Ned Nwoko's son naming ceremony...

Here are photos from the naming ceremony of the son of actress Regina Daniels and her billionaire husband, Ned Nwoko which was held yesterday.

The baby was named Munir Neji Ned Nwoko. See more photos below...

Nigeria records 575 new COVID-19 cases, total now 31,323

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Friday announced that Nigeria recorded 575 new cases of COVID-19, bringing total cases reported in the country to 31,323.

According to NCDC‘s post on Twitter, Lagos which remains the epicenter of the deadly virus recorded 224 new cases.

12, 795 patients have been discharged upon treatment and recovery, while 709 associated deaths have been recorded all over the country.

Jada Pinkett Smith confirms romance with August Alsina but says she and Will were separated at the time

Jada Pinkett Smith confirmed Friday that she had a romantic relationship with singer August Alsina but explained that it happened while she was separated from longtime husband Will Smith.

“We decided we were going to separate for a period of time, and you go figure out how to make yourself happy, and I’ll figure out how to make myself happy,” Will said on an episode of Jada’s Facebook Watch show Red Table Talk.

Jada had previously denied through her rep that she had a relationship with Alsina, after he said they did on an episode of The Breakfast Club.

Reps ask FG to reverse decision on 2020 WASSCE

The House Committee on Basic Education and Services on Friday said the 2020 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) should not be cancelled in Nigeria.

The Chairman of the committee, Julius Ihonvbere (APC-Edo), made the committee’s position known in a statement in Abuja.

Mr Ihonvbere, a professor, said the committee was amazed at the announcement by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, where he stated that Nigerian students would not be participating in the 2020 WASSCE.

The lawmaker said the minister did not inform the country if the position was in agreement with other West African leaders or in consultation with the examination bodies, the state governments and other stakeholders in the education sector.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Horrific photos: Deaconess who adopted IDP girl as house help allegedly brutalizes her private parts

A Nigerian activist, who goes by the name ‘’Citizen Steven KefasonFlag’’ on twitter has shared photos of an IDP girl who was allegedly battered by her madam who is a deaconess.

Steven shared the photos claiming the woman had promised to take care of Princess – the maid, but ended up brutalizing her.

One thing is clear, Princess was brutalized. And if indeed the woman was the one that did that to her, she needs to be fully dealt it. It's nothing but sheer wickedness, witchcraft! She should also be stripped of her deaconess title, it's not meant for people like her.

‘’Picture 1&2 is that of Princes an Adara IDP adopted as a House help by picture 3 Mrs Oyewole a Deaconess with Living Faith Church Barnawa Kaduna. She adopted Princess with d promise of taking care of her but ended up subjecting d poor girl to torture & all manner of barbarity,’’ Steven wrote.

Singer Tipsy thanks rapper Olamide for all the things he does without publicizing them

Apparently rapper Olamide does a lot for the upcoming ones in the entertainment industry and never publicizes it. Well Tipsy juts made that known.

Thanking the rapper openly for all he does for her and others, the female act wrote;

''@Olamide for all the times you paid for video shoots for people and did free collabs but never put it out there for public praises.. I am here to say thank u on behalf of every one of us. U r my friend but my level of respect for u is mad too''

Burial photos: Popular Lawmaker Tunde Braimoh laid to rest

The remains of the late lawmaker representing Kosofe Constituency II at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Tunde Braimoh, has been buried. Braimoh who died earlier today after just two days of sickness was buried at the Ikoyi cemetery this afternoon according to Islamic rites.

Braimoh, who was the Assembly’s spokesperson, had been absent from the Assembly’s Complex for two weeks.

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Lagos State, Tunde Balogun, spoke about the late Braimoh saying; “It is very sad. It is a great loss to us as a party, his family, Lagos State, and Nigeria as a whole. He is a very eloquent member and a great asset. We lost him at a point when men of his calibre are needed. More photos below...

'You are going no where'... NIS stops 58 Nigerian doctors at Lagos airport aheading for UK

The Nigeria Immigration Service has stopped 58 doctors from travelling to the United Kingdom.

The doctors were stopped at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos today.

According to the Comptroller General, Muhammad Babandede, 56 of the 58 doctors billed to be airlifted to the UK on a special flight for a “training programme” in London were refused departure as they had no Entry Visas to their destination country.

The NIS said in a statement, “The fifty-eight (58) medical doctors were refused departure in line with Section 31 subsection 2a and b, on powers conferred on the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service by the Immigration Act 2015, to prohibit departure of any person under the conditions stated in the Act.

Sony releases personal air conditioner which is so small it can fit in a pocket

Sony has released a new personal air conditioner designed to be stored inside a person's shirt collar, creating a cool envelope around their torso even when they're outside.

Called the Reon Pocket, the wallet-sized device weighs just three ounces and can be controlled through a companion smartphone app.

Sony is also selling custom t-shirts with small pockets sewn into the back collar of the shirt to hold the device.

Sony claims the device can lower the body surface temperature of the person wearing it by up to 23 degrees Fahrenheit when set at maximum power and left to run for five minutes.

Hushpuppi's lawyer fires, FBI kidnapped my client to USA, they should have extradited him to Nigeria

Gal Pissetzky, counsel for alleged international fraudster, Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi, has said his client was illegally taken to the United States.

Pissetzky of Pissetzky & Berliner said the Federal Bureau of Investigation kidnapped his client from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

The Chicago-based lawyer argued that the Dubai Police should have extradited Abbas to Nigeria as a citizen of the country and not to the US, adding that the UAE had no extradition treaty with the US, according to The BBC.

Kenyan nurse in the soup for allegedly forging Covid-19 results for over 20 patients

A Kenyatta National Hospital nurse and a hotelier have been charged with uttering a false document, namely a Covid-19 test report purporting it to be a genuine document issued by the national referral facility.

The two, Deleven Enock Moses and Samwel Shikanda Alukwe, were charged with 11 counts of uttering a false document at the Nairobi Chief Magistrate Sinkiyian Tobiko.

The state claimed the two committed the offence at KNH’s infectious unit which is located at Mbagathi Hospital on July 5, 2020.

Further, the KNH nurse is facing 29 counts in three different files for allegedly forging Covid-19 results for over 20 patients.

Nollywood actor Deyemi Okanlawon shares infertility journey

Nigerian film star Deyemi Okanlawon has shared his journey to having kids with his spouse and how they were told they couldn't have kids.

Okanlawon disclosed that himself and wife Damilola tried to have children for three years to no avail, until they left the issue to God.

Celebrating his son Demilade’s birthday today, he shared a picture with the caption:

After 3 yrs of trying and then finally being told we couldn’t conceive your mum came home crying. I held her close and let her cry then when she was done I tilted up her face, looked her straight in the eyes and told her “That’s not what God told me! We will have our own children!”. On this day, 10th July, 4 years ago I woke up to the cry of a child my heart swelled with love and pride… and I understood for the first time the hearts of both my heavenly and earthly fathers towards me! Happy 4th Birthday Demide… I’m super proud to call you son. Luv, DeyemiTheDaddy ♥️♥️♥️ p.s. @damilolaokanlawon see how I fulfilled my promise of giving you beautiful sons

Johnny Depp says he decided to divorce Amber Heard after she pooed in their marital bed

Johnny Depp has claimed he decided to divorce Amber Heard after she defecated in their marital bed 'as a prank' as he denied hitting her and said that she had abused him throughout their marriage.

The Hollywood legend, 57, is suing The Sun for labeling him a 'wife beater' and today branded those accusations 'sick and completely untrue' at a long-awaited blockbuster libel trial at the High Court in London.

But the most sensational revelation from Depp was that he decided to divorce Heard after faeces was left in their bed.

In a written statement, the actor said Heard or 'possibly one of her friends' was responsible for the incident, but claimed she dismissed it as 'just a harmless prank', and he said it was the final straw in their deteriorating marriage.

Pandemic: 270 Nigerians successfully evacuated from Egypt

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has evacuated 270 stranded Nigerians in Egypt.

This was revealed via the official Twitter handle of NIDCOM on Friday.

According to the tweet, the evacuees would arrive at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, at 6:00 pm via @eayptair.

NIDCOM also revealed that the Egypt air flight departed with two other nationals.

APC Chairman resigns in Ondo, follows Agboola to 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 today and announced his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Olorunwa 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 family's bread winner 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.

Eight-year old girl who ran away from home after row with parents is r.a.p.e.d and killed

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.