Saturday, August 8, 2020

Photos: Osinbajo, wife pay condolence visit to Late Ajimobi's widow in Oyo state

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo today paid a visit to the widow of late Ajimobi, at the Oluyole estate, Ibadan residence of the late Governor.

Recall his 40th day prayers was recently held. More photos from their visit below...

Nigerian students give DSS Monday to free arrested #RevolutionNow protesters

The National Association of Nigerian Students, South-West Zone, has given the Department of State Services till Monday to release detained #RevolutionNow protesters.

The students condemned the arrest and brutalisation of the peaceful protesters in Osun, Lagos, Ogun, Abuja and demanded their release. 

NANS, in a statement today, vowed to stage a demonstration if the demand was not met.

The statement was signed by the NANS Zone D Coordinator, Kowe Amos; Secretary-General, Giwa Temitope; and Public Relations Officer, Kazeem Israel.

Ogun state MOURNS as illustrious son, Senator Buruji Kashamu bows to death

Ogun state Governor Dapo Abiodun has taken to social media to mourn Ogun's illustrious son. Buruji Kashamu who waved the world bye today dues to complications fro covid-19.

The Governor expressed his death has shocking and unfotunate.

Writing on his official page and calling the loss a National one, Mr Governor wrote;

''The death of Senator Buruji Kashamu hit the depth of my being when I received the unfortunate news just now.

Ex-Senate President, Saraki celebrates mom at 85 [photo]

The mother of ex-Senate President, Bukola Saraki is a year older today.

Chief (Mrs) Florence Morenike Saraki is 85 and her proud son, Bukola Saraki has publicly wished her a happy birthday.

Sharing a lovely photo of his mom, the politician wrote;

''Wishing my beloved mother, Chief (Mrs) Florence Morenike Saraki, a very happy 85th birthday today. Mama, we are truly blessed by your 85 years of immense love, prayers and care! May Almighty Allah'' increase your fulfilment. Amen.''

Senator Buruji Kashamu dies of covid-19

OMG! This is beyond sad for a man in his prime? Ogun has lost a son!!

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain Senator Buruji Kashamu has sadly dead.

He died of Covid-19 complications.

Kashamu, who represented Ogun-East senatorial district between 2015 and 2019, died at First Cardiology Consultants, Lagos.

Yahoo boys to sweep UNILORIN department... secondary school for three months

Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of Kwara State High Court, Ilorin, has convicted and sentenced the duo of Akinola Opeyemi and Owolabi Olajide to three months of community service for internet fraud.

The spokesperson of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Dele Oyewale, who disclosed this in a statement said they are to sweep the Physics Department of the University of Ilorin and the premises of Saint Anthony Secondary School, Ilorin, for three months or pay N50,000 option of fine each.

Delivering his judgment, according to Oyewale, Justice Oyinloye said, “I have carefully considered the evidence before the court, the exhibits tendered and the uncontroverted testimony of the prosecution witness”

Ivanka Trump makes $4million in virtual fundraiser for her father's campaign

Ivanka Trump brought in $4 million dollars for her father's re-election campaign in her first virtual fundraiser this week that featured a surprise appearance from President Donald Trump.

The first daughter's return to the fundraising circuit comes as President Trump has lagged behind Democratic rival Joe Biden in fundraising, trailing him in second quarter totals. 

Ivanka Trump appeared on the zoom call with Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, a source with knowledge of the fundraiser told DailyMail.

During the fundraiser, President Trump made a surprise phone call to Ivanka and spoke briefly to her and the more than 70 donors on the call.

MFM Lagos & Ogun churches will not reopen until September

The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries has said it will not reopen its churches in Lagos and Ogun states, despite the federal and state governments allowing for worship centres to reopen.

The ministry, in a statement by the Chairman, MFM Media Committee, Pastor Oladele Bank-Olemoh, on Friday, noted that the church would not reopen in the two states until the tentative date of September 13, 2020.

Bank-Olemoh said, “The leadership of this ministry is aware that the governments of Lagos and Ogun states had announced that churches could resume worship in their physical church buildings as from August 9 and 16, 2020, respectively.

Twin YouTube stars charged for faking a bank robbery

Twin YouTubers Alan and Alex Stokes are facing felony charges for allegedly posing as bank robbers during a series of pranks last year that resulted in an Uber driver being held at gunpoint by police.

The siblings, 23, are each facing a felony count of false imprisonment effected by violence, menace, fraud or deceit, and one misdemeanor count of falsely reporting an emergency, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office announced this week.

According to prosecutors, the twins’ ‘twisted’ pranks took place in their hometown of Irvine on October 15, last year.

The brothers - dressed in all black, wearing ski masks and carrying duffel bags full of cash - pretended they had just robbed a bank while their videographer filmed them hailing an Uber from afar.

Love triangle: I don’t want to make Erica jealous – Laycon

BBNaija Housemate Laycon who expressed his undying affection for fellow Housemate, Erica, has revealed that he would not make her jealous by moving on to someone else.

The three housemates -Kiddwaya, Erica and Laycon are in a love triangle as Erica keep switching between Laycon and Kiddwaya.

During a chat with Kaisha, Laycon said he prefers to remain in the House to continually see Erica even though they might not be talking to each other.

He said Erica and other Housemates are worth much more than N3million to him.

Ronaldo’s sister consoles Juve star after UCL exit

Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister attempted to console the Juventus star after he was unable to help complete his side’s comeback against Lyon in the Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister attempted to console the Juventus star after he was unable to help complete his side’s comeback against Lyon in the Champions League.

She took to Twitter to console him writing; “You did better than anyone, dear brother. I’m proud to see you play and to see your dedication but unfortunately, you can’t do everything alone.

“You know that football is like that, but you also have to think that you did your best and that you are still the best.”

Juventus sack Sarri following Champions League failure

Juventus have sacked Maurizio Sarri following their Champions League exit at the hands of Lyon.

The Continassa hierarchy held a meeting following the Old Lady's failure to progress to the quarter-finals of Europe's premier club competition, with Sarri's future at the club the only point on the agenda in the wake of the continental disappointment.

It was decided that the 61-year-old former Chelsea and Napoli boss is no longer the man to take the club forward, with Juve's signing of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid making clear that their intention was to win the Champions League after several years of near-misses.

A club statement read: "Juventus announces that Maurizio Sarri has been relieved of his post as coach of the first team

Ronaldinho most likely to be released from prison soon

Former World Cup winner Ronaldinho Gaucho has moved a step closer to ending his Paraguayan ordeal on Friday.

This came about when prosecutors said they would not oppose a “conditional suspension” of the case that would allow him to return to Brazil.

The twice World Player of the Year was arrested on March 6 along with his brother and business manager Roberto Assis after they tried to enter Paraguay with adulterated Paraguayan passports.

They were held in jail for 32 days before being conditionally released on April 7 after paying 1.6 million dollars in bail.

Naira Marley reacts to his court arraignment

Naira Marley has reacted to his arraignment both in Lagos and Abuja saying police are his friends.

According to his tweet, he and the Nigerian police are like 5&6.

“Police is my friend. Naira Marley & Police 5&6,” the singer tweeted.

Coronavirus-sniffing dogs now at Dubai airport

Coronavirus-sniffing dogs capable of detecting the virus with 92 percent accuracy have been recruited to vet travellers arriving in the United Arab Emirates at Dubai airport.

All travellers must be tested for Covid-19 prior to their trip before showing the confirmed negative result on arrival.

According to DailyMail UK, Dubai International Airport has now also introduced the use of police sniffer dogs who are capable of detecting coronavirus among passengers within minutes.

It comes as the UAE reported a total of 61,163 coronavirus cases and 351 deaths

Beautiful story of how premature baby gets cared for by same nurse who looked after his dad 34 years before

When baby Zayne Caldwell arrived eight weeks early, his parents Renata Freydin, 34, and David Caldwell, 33, were anxious about what lay ahead.

But their worries were soothed when they discovered Zayne was being cared for by NICU nurse Lissa McGowan, who had cared for the baby’s dad, David, 34 years before.

David had also been born premature at the same hospital, and fondly remembered his mum’s stories of ‘wonderful nurse Lissa’.

The parents only realised the same nurse was looking after their son when they dug an old family album out of storage, to see which parent the newborn resembled.

N.a.k.e.d granddad chases wild boar after running off with his belongings [photos]

A trio of boars have made a bit of an arse of a grandfather after one of them stole a bag containing his laptop.

The unnamed man was pictured running after the mother and two of her offspring in front of crowds of people near Teufelssee Lake, Berlin.

Adele Landauer was one of those people who witnessed what happened and managed to get a series of pictures that she has shared with the world – and with the man’s permission.

She said: ‘She said: ‘I was in sitting on the grass when I saw a wild pig stealing pizza from somebody’s rucksack while they were having a swim. I thought it was really funny and I decided to grab my mobile phone and take a picture, I wanted to send it to my daughter in Los Angeles so she could show it to my granddaughter, who is aged two.

Moment little girl is found alive under the rubble 24 hours after the deadly Beirut explosion

This is the dramatic moment a small girl was found alive in Beirut after spending 24 hours under the rubble.

As a frantic hunt for missing people continued in the Lebanese capital, footage emerged of rescue workers finding the child lodged between debris.

By torchlight, the crew are seen trying to shift the rubble from around the girl, whose head pokes out from what appears to be the debris from a collapsed building. 

Local media report she spent 24 hours buried following the massive blast. 

Aisha Buhari reportedly flown to Dubai for medical treatment

 Mrs Aisha Buhari is reported to have travelled out of the country to Dubai, in the United Arab Emirate for undisclosed reasons.

The First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari is reported to have travelled out of the country to Dubai, in the United Arab Emirate for undisclosed reasons.

Although the office of the First Lady could not confirm the reason for her trip, there are strong indications that Mrs Buhari may be receiving medical attention in the Arab country.

The First Lady who was last seen in public during the Eid-el-Kabir prayers with her family at the villa reportedly left the country after the celebration.

She was said to have gone on 14 days isolation after visiting the Lagos home of Mrs Florence Ajimobi, the wife of former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi who died of Covid-19 complications.

At least 17 dead, 190 injured, as Air India express flight coming from Dubai crash-lands

An Air India Express flight coming from Dubai has crash-landed
An Air India Express flight coming from Dubai has crash-landed at an airport in Kerala, India, killing more than a dozen people. The plane had been bringing home people trapped abroad by the coronavirus outbreak

At least 17 people, including both pilots, were killed and more than 100 injured when an Air India Express jet crash-landed at Kozhikode airport in the Indian state of Kerala on Friday. 

The Boeing-737 had been completing a special repatriation flight to bring back Indian residents who were stranded outside of the country due to the coronavirus. International commercial air travel has been halted in India because of the spread of Covid-19. 

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri said the plane overshot the runway, which is situated on top of a hill, and went about 10 meters (32 feet) down a slope before breaking into two pieces.

As father of girls, there are things I can’t sing about -Reminisce

Reminisce noted that there were some things he could no longer sing about because he has daughters.
Rapper Reminisce, has urged artistes to evolve in order not to be left behind. Reminisce, who recently released a new Extended Play album, ‘Vibes and Insha Allah’, noted that there were some things he could no longer sing about because he has daughters.

The self-proclaimed ‘Alaga Ibile’ made this known during a recent Instagram Live chat with media personality, Douglas Jekan.

“I don’t want to think of what I did in the past, I am bothered about what I am doing right now. Even though I appreciate what I have put in the past. (The) music (industry) is large. Collaborations are very important. Rap is now a basic skill; everybody can rap.

Pharmacist dies during s.e.x romp with prostitute in brothel

The lifeless body of a 40-year-old Pharmacist, Bassey Asuquo, was discovered in one of the rooms of a brothel
The lifeless body of a 40-year-old Pharmacist, Bassey Asuquo, was discovered in one of the rooms of a brothel along Akesan road, Egan area of Lagos, Friday.

The deceased was said to have slumped after having s.e.x  with one of the commercial s.e.x  workers.

Late Bassey as gathered, visited the brothel at about 10pm the previous night, after a drink at the bar session.

Policemen from Igando division who were alerted by the management of the brothel, stormed the scene, where a crowd had gathered to have a glimpse of Bassey’s lifeless body.

27-year old Nigerian basketball player, Michael Ojo is dead

Nigerian basketball player, Michael Ojo, was announced dead by his last club
Nigerian basketball player, Michael Ojo, has been announced dead by his last club on Friday. 

The Lagos born basketballer died at the age of 27 in Serbia’s capital, Belgrade.

Ojo who played for KK Crvena zvezda Basketball club was 216 centimetres tall and weighed 147 kilograms in a Red Star jersey.

According to a press statement by the management of KK Crvena zvezda; Ojo “wore the Red Star jersey for the first time before the start of the 2018-2019 season.

WASSCE: Ghanaian students riot over strict invigilation

Some Ghanaian students taking the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) have rioted over the strict invigilation during the tests.
Some Ghanaian students taking the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) have rioted over the strict invigilation during the tests.

According to news agency report, some agitated WASSCE candidates at the Tweneboa Kodua Senior High School (SHS) in south Ghana’s Ashanti Region vandalized schools on the basis that invigilators were being “too strict” during the exams on Monday.

Similarly, students at the Bright SHS in the Eastern Region and Ndewura Jakpa Senior High Technical School in the Savannah Region on Thursday demonstrated against teachers over alleged “intimidation” by external invigilators during their social studies exam.

Buhari to commission 17-Storey NCDMB building virtually

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday next week commission the newly completed 17-storey headquarters building of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday next week commission the newly completed 17-storey headquarters building of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), located at Swali, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

Buhari will perform the commissioning virtually after undertaking a virtual tour of the Nigerian Content edifice, together with other accompanying facilities-the 1000-Seater Capacity Auditorium, Four-Level Car Park and 10 megawatts gas-fired Independent Power Plant at Elebele.

The power plant was constructed in partnership with the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) and will provide uninterrupted electricity to the NCDMB structures, the Nigerian Oil and Gas Park being developed by the Board at Emeyal 1 Bayelsa State and select structures in the state.

UCL: Manchester City eliminate Real Madrid

Manchester City reached the Champions League quarter-finals after beating Real Madrid 2-1 (4-2 on aggregate) at the Etihad Stadium
Manchester City reached the Champions League quarter-finals after beating Real Madrid 2-1 (4-2 on aggregate) at the Etihad Stadium on Friday.

The goal-scorers Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus took advantage of errors by defender Raphael Varane.

Real, trailing 2-1 from the first-leg and without their suspended skipper and defensive lynchpin Sergio Ramos, made a disastrous start, gifting City a ninth-minute opener.

Frenchman, Varane, having received a pass inside his own area from goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, was robbed by City forward Jesus and he slipped the ball to Sterling who slotted home. 

Friday, August 7, 2020

Zlatan Ibrahimovic pictured working out aboard a yacht

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been spotted on holiday enjoying the sun near the French resort of Saint-Tropez ahead of his return to AC Milan next season.

The Swedish maestro was pictured alongside his partner Helena Seger and their two sons Maximilian and Vincent. 

Despite being on holiday, Ibrahimovic was seen working out on his luxurious yacht just off the coast - performing plank variations, press-up routines and utilising TRX bands.

Using the yacht's fitness equipment, the 38-year-old took the opportunity to maintain his strength inbetween sunbathing sessions.  

NLC gives Air peace, Bristow helicopters 14 days to recall sacked pilots

The Nigeria Labour Congress has condemned and rejected the sack of 100 Pilots by Air Peace and 69 Pilots by Bristow Helicopters.

The union also condemned the sack of the executives of National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) working with Turkish Air.

The NLC said the sack of the workers by the airlines was highly insensitive, callous, and unjust.

In a statement by President of the NLC, Ayubba Wabba, the union gave the airlines two weeks to recall the sacked workers or face industrial unrest.

Mark Zuckerberg becomes world’s third centibillionaire

Facebook’s CEO has joined Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, and Microsoft’s founder Bill Gates, as the only people with centibillionaire status.

According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Mark Zuckerberg’s fortune has topped $100bn for the first time, placing him among members of the world’s centibillionaires’ club.

This comes after Facebook’s shares surged by 6% on the news that the company plans to launch Instagram Reels, a rival to the Chinese video-sharing application TikTok.

Occultists storm Edo State House of Assembly, rain curses on Obaseki opponents

The battle for the control of the Edo State House of Assembly has taken a melodramatic turn as a voodoo priestess and spiritual leader of Ekutetebite Negwogho group, Princess lnibokun lmasemwenbor stormed the complex to curse opponents of Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Accompanied by fellow occultists, the priestesses said they represented the female members of traditional worship centres in the Benin Kingdom.

Chanting incantations, Priestess lmasemwenbor who said she inherited her symbol of authority as an occultist from her grandfather, boasted that whatever she pronounced on anyone will come to past.

She spoke at the Assembly gate in downtown Ring Road: “I was at home when I saw on television the crisis at the Edo Assembly. I heard that some people from other ethnic groups are trying to turn Benin upside down. We Benin people don’t like what they are doing.

48% of inmates at a US prison test positive for coronavirus

More than 500 inmates at an Arizona state prison have tested positive for coronavirus, according to local health officials. 

The 517 inmates who tested positive at the Arizona State Prison Complex Tucson Whetstone Unit make up nearly half up the unit's 1,066 population.   

They've been housed together in separate areas and are receiving medical care, according to a statement released by the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry, AZ Central reports.

The new cases are a 72 per cent jump in the department's identified coronavirus cases.   

We won't open our churches until plague is over - Sam Adeyemi

Daystar Christian Centre won’t reopen on Sunday despite the go-ahead to that effect by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, its Senior Pastors Sam and Nike Adeyemi have stated.

Rather, it would continue to meet online until physical congregation becomes safe, they added.

This was contained in a statement titled, ‘Update on resumption of physical services’.

The Adeyemis, who co-founded the church in 1995, said they would continue to hold online services until it is safe to reopen their expansive auditorium located in the Oregun area of the state.

Chicago rapper FBG Dog may have been shot dead in retaliation for mocking dead rival gang members in rap video

 

Police investigating a drive-by shooting that killed Chicago rapper FBG Duck are trying to determine whether he was targeted for mocking deceased rival gang members in a recently released music video.

The 26-year-old artist, born Carlton Weekly, was shot dead in broad daylight in the high-end Gold Coast section of Chicago while shopping in boutiques with two friends, who were also injured in the attack.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said that the assailants were able to track down Weekly because he had been livestreaming his travels through the city.

Covid what? Nigerians shun social distancing as they besiege NIMC office, Abuja [photos]

Nigerians have shunned social distancing as they besieged NIMC office in Abuja for their National ID Card.

In photos seen online, the citizens where seen practically shunning social distancing as a few others were also seen without their facial masks.

Bauchi State Governor appoints special assistant on 'unmarried women affairs'

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has appointed Balaraba Ibrahim as the Special Assistant on Women Affairs (Unmarried).

This is according to a letter dated August 4, 2020, with reference number GO/SS/POL/S/83 and signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mohammed Baba.

The letter, which was obtained by Sahara Reporters, read in part, “I am pleased to convey the approval of his Excellency Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed CON, the Governor of Bauchi State, for your appointment as Special Assistant, Women Affairs (Unmarried).

“The appointment is based on your knowledge, experience and personal qualities of hard work, honesty and absolute loyalty. I would expect you to utilise all these qualities in facing the challenges of your office to facilitate the attainment of our collective goal and the expectation of our electorate.

Producer who has won Grammy and worked for Beyonce is arrested on 15 s.e.x assault charges

The Grammy award winning producer of Beyonce's 'Drunk in Love'  was arrested Wednesday on more than a dozen s3xual assaults.

Detail, real name Noel Christopher Fisher, was held  on nearly $6.3 million bail, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The 41-year-old producer was charged on July 31 with 15 counts of s3xual assault and five counts of felony assault, the statement said. He is accused of crimes between 2010 and 2018.

Detectives submitted the case to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office in January, the statement said. It didn't provide other details.

Buhari welcomes Ize-Iyamu to party, presents him party flag

We earlier reported that the APC Governorship candidate in Edo state, Ize-Iyamu today met President Buhari in Abuja.

The President who has now officially welcomed him to APC, presented the party's flag to him. More photos from the presentation below...

12-year old girl is killed by stray bullet during drive by shooting involving criminal gangs

The shooting of a 12-year-old girl in Stockholm has sparked outrage and reignited a debate around a rise in gang-related violence in Sweden. 

The girl, who is not believed to have been the intended target, was hit by a stray bullet aimed at two men allegedly linked to Swedish organised crime, local news website, Expressen, reported.  

People had continued to place flowers and candles at the scene this week.

'This can't happen again. It's a 12-year-old girl,' said Christina Lundstrom, 51, who had come to pay her respects.

Naira Marley again pleads guilty during Abuja arraignment... to publicly apologise to FG

Naira Marley has again pleaded guilty today during his Abuja arraignment.

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mobile Court, Abuja had convicted the music star for violating Covid-19 protocols.

He pleaded guilty to the four-count charge pressed on him by the prosecuting team and was fined N200, 000.

Reading the four-count charge, Magistrate Idayat Akanni, ordered Naira Marley to pay 50 thousand Naira for each of the count as well as publish a public apology to the Federal Government of Nigeria in a National Daily.

Meet the 30-year old German Cossy Ojiakor is engaged to

This is the 30-year old runway model cum video vixen Cossy Ojiakor is engaged to. The actress had shared a video of her fiance, Abel Jurgen Wilhem proposing to her in her Lekki home. She had organised a party for her beau right in her home, before he pulled out the ring and went on his knees.

Cossy herself shared the video which showed how he went on one knee.

Shortly after that, she shared a close up of her ring.

''Ring Alert... Yes Yes Yes 2020. A beautiful year to plan a wedding", she wrote while captioning the photo.

Abel Jurgen Wilhem has a German father while his mum is from Edo state.

After being arraigned in Lagos yesterday, Naira Marley is transported to Abuja for another arraignment

Naira Marley was this morning arraigned before a mobile court in Abuja for performing at a drive through concert at Jabi Lake Mall on June 13, 2020 in contravention of Covid-19 guidelines.

The charges were read to him under tight security at the Eagle Square, venue of where the mobile court is sitting.

Recall that the Federal Capital Territory Administration Ministerial Task Team on Covid-19 later sealed the mall for flouting the ban on social gathering.

Housemates in chaos as fire guts BigBrother Cameroon house [video]

Fire last night gutted the kitchen of Big Brother Cameroon, aka Biggy237.

The video of the incident which has since gone viral shows a female housemate cooking in the kitchen when suddenly fire engulfed the gas cooker.

She ran out to immediately inform her fellow housemates, who rushed to the kitchen and put out the fire.

Big Brother Cameroon 2020 which began airing August 2nd, 2020, will see a winner of the show going home with FCFA 10million approximately, N7m in Nigeria, with a trip to Dubai and other gifts.

The contestants are 25 boys and girls who are all above 21.

Monalisa Chinda talks about being body shamed and being unbothered about it

Monalisa Chinda- Coker has taken to Instagram to encourage her followers saying they need to keep their heads up, as they can never be enough for people!

She spoke about her experience saying she has being body shamed severally and well... she remains unbothered!

She said someone has even called her miss pigge before, but does that define her? Lol, she said NO! Bit actually defines that person!!!

What she said after the cut...

JSS 3 students to resume on Monday in Lagos

The Lagos State Government has directed Junior Secondary School (JSS) 3 students who are registered for National Examination Council (NECO) Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to resume on Monday.

Recall that an earlier pronouncement issued by the state had directed SS3 and Technical Studies (TEC3) Students to resume on Aug. 3, to enable them revise and sit for their forthcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and NABTEB.

The Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, said only those students who are registered for NEC, BECE scheduled to begin on the Aug. 24 are permitted to resume.

Adefisayo also said that other JSS 3 students awaiting to write BECE organised by the Lagos State Examinations Board would soon be informed of the scheduled dates of their examination.

APC's Edo Governorship candidate, Ize-Iyamu matches to Abuja to meet Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari is meeting with Edo All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu at the moment.

Chairman of APC Caretaker Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni, led Ize-Iyamu to the meeting.

Others on the entourage of the party candidate are Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) and Governor of Kebbi State Atiku Bagudu and his Kano counterpart, Abdulahi Ganduje.

No face masks or social distancing as thousands of Chinese gather to celebrate Asia's larger beer festival

Thousands of Chinese beer lovers left their face masks and virus worries behind to gather in large crowds and raise a much-needed glass as the largest booze festival in Asia opened.

China has largely brought the coronavirus outbreak under control through a series of lockdowns and restrictions, and the small number of cases reassured beer-lovers to turn out at the annual Qingdao beer festival despite the global pandemic.

At the festival, which opened on Friday and will run until late August, drinkers were eating and drinking together, watching shows and fireworks and sampling the more than 1,500 types of beer available.

EDO ELECTION: Anyone with conscience won't support a man like Ize-Iyamu who is facing corruption charges with EFCC, Wike talks tough

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has expressed surprise that the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will support its candidate in the Edo State governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu despite the weighty allegations against him.

Speaking as Guest on a Live Television Programme, Wike said it is difficult to contemplate that the leadership of APC are still standing with Osagie Ize-Iyamu to canvass votes for him.

He said anybody with conscience and truly loves democracy cannot be proud to support a man who is facing corruption charges of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC).

“President Muhammadu Buhari administration claims to fight corruption. But the APC candidate is facing corruption charges. Except they are saying he was charged before because he was of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) then.

Football star, Ahmed Musa and wife welcome baby boy

Footballer Ahmed Musa and his wife Juliet Ejue have announced the arrival of their 2nd child together, a son.

The 27 year old shared a picture of his wife with her bump and wrote:

”Life is indeed a gift and Allah has decided to give us a gift that can’t be bought with money 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 He decided to bless my family this morning with a bouncing baby Boy 🤱🤱🤱🤱⁣

⁣Mother, baby are doing well 😊😊😊 Thank you for all your prayers and support always. ❤️🙏”