Saturday, October 3, 2020

Stray bullet kills DSS personnel in Osun

An officer of the Department of State Security attached to the Osun State Command, identified as Seyi Adebowale was said to have died from a wound inflicted on him by a stray bullet.

The bullet, it was gathered was shot from the guns of an operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, (NSCDC) identified as Sunday Dada during the commissioning of a bridge built by the Nigeria Army in Kuta, Ayedire Local Government Area of the state on September 15.

According to a source at the event, the security personnel were deployed to the town because of the presence of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai and there was no break of law and order throughout the event.

The source added that the incident did not even attract the attention of the guest at the event because the victim was rushed to the General Hospital at Iwo, where he was treated and stabilised.

Fani-Kayode caught on tape in heated argument with estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu [Video]

A former Aviation Minister and a chieftain of the people’s democratic party, PDP, Chief Femi Fani Kayode has been caught on camera in a heated argument with his estranged wife, precious Chikwendu.

Recall that Chief Fani-Kayode had, in a report published by Vanguard, denied claims of domestic violence and abuse leading to the break up in the union that has produced four adorable boys, including a triplet.

In this exclusive Video published by Sahara Reporters, Fani-Kayode seems to have accused Precious Chikwendu of always bringing about a crisis in the relationship while he seeks for peace.

Precious Chikwendu, however, in the video claimed that the former minister is in the habit of abusing her.

How Reddington Hospital saved rapper Illbliss' daughter's life

Rapper Illbliss and wife have miraculously welcomed their second child. This happened at Reddington Hospital in Lagos.

Ilbliss revealed their daughter came at 26 weeks and the first hospital they went said, she couldn't be saved. Announcing her arrival on Instagram, the rapper wrote;

"As Maama and Paapa hold you in our arms, We whisper your name a million times ...”KACHiMSiDEH” ( As My GOD has Written) In absolute gratitude to God Almighty. Welcome to Our World My Little Princess."

In another post, he wrote about her journey while also wishing his wife a happy birthday, declaring how strong she was all through the crisis, Illbliss wrote;

Don’t stop at any checkpoint along Kaduna-Abuja road- Government warns

The Kaduna State Government has warned road users not to stop at any checkpoint along the Kaduna-Abuja expressway notorious for regular kidnapping and robbery incidents.

Mr Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, said this in a statement on Saturday in Kaduna while emphasising that the ban on security checkpoints on the road is still in force.

Aruwan noted that following complaints by citizens on the alleged checkpoints on the Kaduna-Abuja road by some security personnel, the Kaduna State Security Council had on Sept. 4, 2019 announced the prohibition of checkpoints on the road.

“The Kaduna State Security Council, last year, issued the advisory, notifying citizens that there were to be no authorised checkpoint along the Kaduna-Abuja Road and other routes, to and fro.

Lecturer at Edo college of Education commits suicide

Tragedy struck at the College of Education, Ekiadolor in Edo state as a principal lecturer of the school identified as Friday Osadolor committed suicide at his Obakhavbuaye, off Ekenwan road residence.

His lifeless body was found hanging in a rope around his neck with a protruding tongue. The rope was tied to the rail of one of the windows in the apartment.

His body was later recovered by the police attached to Oba Market police station.

The Edo lecturer who committed suicide was said to be in his 50s. He was a member of the College of Education Academic staff Union, (COEASU), and a principal lecturer at the Department of Adult education.

LASU to matriculate newly admitted students October 14

The management of Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, has announced October 14th for the matriculation of her newly admitted students, for the 2019/2020 academic session.

This was contained in a statement confirmed by the school’s Centre for information, Press and Public relations, CIPPR.

Part of the statement reads: “Lagos State University [LASU] will hold its Matriculation Ceremony for the newly admitted students for 2019/2020 academic session as follows: Date: Wednesday, 14th October 2020. TIME: 10:00a.m prompt. VENUE: University Main Auditorium, Ojo,“ the statement said. 

Meanwhile, the spokesperson, LASU CIPPR, Mr Ademola Adekoya, has stated that only 10 selected students from each Faculty will be allowed into the venue of the matriculation ceremony as part of safety measures to stem the spread of coronavirus.

World’s hottest Grandma” celebrates her 50th Birthday

Dubbed the ‘world’s hottest gran,’ Gina Stweart recently celebrated her 50th birthday two months after she underwent cryotherapy to “rejuvenate” her body.

Gina uses freeze therapy to maintain her youthful look and has gained a huge following on Instagram.

To celebrate her landmark age, she stayed at the five-star Sheraton Grand Resort Hotel with her two daughters.

Gina told Daily Star Online:

EFCC arrests Apostolic Church Pastor Adesoju working in cahoots with Yahoo Boy

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Gombe Zonal office, has arrested an Ile-Ife, Osun state Apostolic Church Pastor Gbenga Moses Adesoju, in connection with a N12.7m Yahoo Yahoo fraud.

Adesoju was arrested with one Adebayo Olawale of Fashina Road, also in Ile-Ife for defrauding one Umar Hayatu of Lafiya quarters, Dukku Local Government Area of Gombe State.

The duo were apprehended in Ile Ife following a petition jointly written by the relatives of Umar Hayatu.

The petitioners alleged that the suspects conspired and defrauded the victim via social media platforms and phone calls under the pretence that he won a car, some expensive phones and offer of employment into a juicy position.

BBNaija 2020: Why I haven’t spoken to Erica – Laycon

BBNaija 2020 winner, Laycon has said he is yet to speak with Erica after leaving the reality show.

Laycon who had an altercation with Erica, leading to her disqualification, told the BBC, that he has not spoken to her because he is very busy prioritizing and ‘adjusting to his new schedule.

He said, ”I have not spoken to Erica, in fact I don’t have a phone. Anything I am using now I just collected it to make sure that I am online to do all these processes.

”I have not had time to buzz people because things I am trying to run are plenty. I am still recording songs in between interviews and I still have to sleep.”

Ekiti bank robbery: Police recover three cars, reveal how robbers overpowered policemen

The police in Ekiti State said they have recovered three vehicles allegedly used by the armed robbers who attacked the WEMA Bank branch at Iyin Ekiti in the Ifelodun Irepodun Council area of Ekiti State on Friday.

The Commissioner for Police in the state, Tunde Mobayo, who confirmed that there was no casualty, said the police had also recovered “some Improvised Explosive Device, some raps of Indian hemp, alcoholic drinks and two handsets”.

Mobayo, in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer for the command, Sunday Abutu, titled ‘Bank robbery in WEMA Bank, Iyin Ekiti and the recovery of three vehicles’, enjoined the citizens “not to be apprehensive as serious effort is ongoing to ensure the arrest of the suspects”.

Ladies have tried to charm me, it didn’t work –Pretty Mike

Socialite and club owner, Mike Nwogu, aka Pretty Mike, has said he constantly markets himself on social media because he is an eligible bachelor and a choice husband material.

In an interview with Saturday Beats, the socialite maintained that he had an array of women around him who wanted him to leave his nightclub business to get married soon.

He said, “I call myself husband material because I am still a bachelor and I have to market myself for the ladies. I am just letting them know that I am a potential husband, though I am not easy to get. 

Kanyamata (s.e.x herbs and potions) will not work on me. Some ladies have tried it but it did not work. I am friends with all the kanyamata sellers, so it would be a fruitless effort.

Nollywood actress, Chacha Eke-Faani announces the end of her 7-year marriage

Actress Chacha Eke-Faani has announced the end of her 7-year marriage to her husband, Austin Faani.

The mum of three took to her instagram page to post a video of herself explaining that her marriage has hit the rocks and she is ready to quit. The actress who posted the video about 30 minutes ago, deleted it later when most of her fans quizzed about what was happening in her marriage and why she wants to quit.

''You will say I am crazy but I am not. This video is to let the world know that I am done with the marriage. I don't have a lot to prove that I am done with him but I am done. I'm done. I am leaving with my life finally. I can't say a lot now. You will hear my story' 'she said.

Assault: Broadcasters beg Alaafin to strip K1 of Mayegun title

Broadcasters under the aegis of Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria, on Friday, berated a popular Fuji musician, Wasiu Ayinde, popularly called KWAM 1, for allegedly brutalising an Ogun State-based broadcaster, Wole Sorunke.

Sorunke aka MC Murphy, a popular radio presenter and event anchor, was allegedly beaten black and blue by KWAM 1 and his boys on Thursday night at the 60th birthday party of the Olu of Itori, Oba Abdulfatai Akamo, in the Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Punch correspondent gathered that both Ayinde and Murphy were invited to the party to perform as musician and compere, respectively.

Ozo reveals why he ignored Nengi during the last BBN Saturday night party

Evicted Big Brother Naija housemate, Ozo has revealed why he ignored his love interest, Nengi during the last Saturday night party in the house.

Ozo during his media rounds said all housemates were instructed not to go close or gesticulate to the finalist.

This, he said, was to avoid hinting who would emerge winner of the grand prize to the five finalists.

Recall that having a boyfriend outside the house had stopped Nengi from dating Ozo.

Harvey Weinstein charged with six more counts of s.e.xual assault and faces 140 years in prison

Harvey Weinstein has been charged with six more counts of s.e.x.u.a.l assault in California.

The charges brought against the disgraced film producer, 68, involve two victims from incidents that allegedly happened more than a decade ago.

It comes after Weinstein was convicted of r*pe in New York in February.

Prosecutors have added six additional counts of s.e.xual assault to the existing charges, which include rape and s.e.xual battery.

Nicki Minaj's mother congratulates the rapper on her first child

Nicki Minaj became a mother earlier this week when she welcomed her first child with husband Kenneth Petty. 

And the rapper's mother Carol Maraj took to Instagram on Friday to congratulate her daughter on her new 'bundle of joy.' 

Grandmama Maraj shared a piece of fan art showing Nicki, 37, cradling her new baby, just a day after TMZ reported the Starships hitmaker welcomed her child on Wednesday. 

'Thank you Lord for blessing my daughter, [Nicki Minaj] with a beautiful bundle of joy,' Maraj wrote on Instagram. 

Liverpool star Sadio Mane tests positive for coronavirus

Liverpool star Mane has tested positive for coronavirus.

The Reds winger is the second member of the squad to test positive for Covid-19

Sadio Mane will miss Liverpool’s trip to Aston Villa.

The Senegal forward is in self-isolation after his positive test, with Jurgen Klopp’s plans affected once more by the growing spectre of coronavirus.

According to the club, Mane has displayed minor symptoms of the virus but feels in good health overall.

Hydroxychloroquine missing in treatment drugs for Trump

Hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug touted by US President Donald Trump as a cure for COVID-19, was conspicuously missing in the cocktail of drugs being used to treat him.

White House physician Sean Conley said in a memo that Trump had “received a single 8 gram dose of Regeneron’s polyclonal antibody cocktail” and was also taking “zinc, vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin an a daily aspirin.”

There was no hydroxychloroquine among the drugs.

Trump and some conservative doctors had promoted the drug as efficacious for COVID-19.

Rector of Auchi Polytechnic Dr. Sanusi is dead

The Rector of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in Edo, Dr. Momodu Sanusi Jimah is dead.

He passed on Friday night at exactly 7.00 pm.

Public Relations Officer of Auchi Polytechnic, Mr. Mustapha Oshiobugie, in a telephone interview confirmed the sad incident on Saturday.

“The institution is mourning following the demise of her rector who passed away on Friday at 7.00 pm after a brief illness”.

“I can confirm that he is no more and his remains will be committed to mother earth today Saturday at 10 am according to Muslim rites”, Oshiobugie said.

Kiddwaya’s mum surprises Erica at her Abuja meet-and-greet

It was an awesome scene when mother of BBNaija star, Kiddwaya decided to surprise her son’s love interest, Erica at her meet and greet in Abuja.

In fact, the billionaire wife has officially thrown her support to her son and Erica settling down together as husband and wife.

Her presence was sort of a surprise as Erica had no idea the lady would be there and it was all love when she stormed the program.

In a video, she was heard saying;

BBNaija star, Dorathy discharged from hospital...

BBNaija season 5 star, Dorathy is recuperating and discharged from the hospital.

According to her sister who first shared the information, Dorathy was hospitalized yesterday after she broke down. She did not disclose the cause but asked for prayers.

A video made by her friend, Prince reveals that she is now recuperating as she could be seen chatting with him and other friends. She updated her fans on Instagram with a video of her first media and captioned it “While I’m trying to recuperate, I thought I’ll leave you all with a recap of yesterday’s [Thursday] media round.”

Social media users believe the busty lady was never sick but pulled a publicity stunt.

Melaye acquires $1m 2020 Lamborghini Aventandor Roadstar

Nigerian billionaire politician, Dino Melaye, has acquired the latest Lamborghini Aventador Roadstar convertible adding it to his fleet of cars.

According to Instagram blogger, Tunde Ednut who shared a video of the senator test driving the car, the Lamborghini is worth, $1million, which amounts to N460million.

”EXCLUSIVE: Senator Dino Melaye just launched his Lamborghini Aventandor Roadstar convertible 2020. 50th Anniversary model. This is 4 of 100 ever made and it’s $1 Million = N460,000,000 before clearing. SWIPE LEFT!!!” – He wrote;

Salawa Abeni remembers her late son 20 years after his death

Veteran singer, Queen Salawa Abeni has penned down a tribute to her son who died in a car accident 20 years ago. 

The singer revealed that it affected her career negatively and she prayed for parents who might also be going through same pain. 

She wrote; 

Hmmm!! Today the 2nd of October makes it 20yrs that you left me. My first son Idris Olanrewaju Adefolajuwon Akanji Adepoju. It still feels like yesterday but it’s 20 years already. Your death caused alot of pains in my life. Lanre, your death changed my life completely, it also affected my career negatively to the extend that people ask me if I am still singing.

US President, Donald Trump hospitalized

US President, Donald Trump has been transported to Walter Reed medical centre after developing mild symptoms from the deadly coronavirus infection.

This was made known in a statement released by the White House on Friday, the Sun reports.

According to the statement, the president will spend “the next few days” at the military hospital in Maryland.

“Out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts, the President will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days,” the statement read.

Davido, DMW sign first female artiste, Liya

David ’Davido’ Adeleke, the record producer and owner of the DMW (Davido Music World) record label has signed Liya as the first female artiste of the group.

The 30BG crooner had earlier announced that a major move to sign a female artiste was ongoing and speculations flew.

Some fans on Twitter predicted that he was about to sign BBNaija finalist, Vee into DMW.

However, he posted a selfie with Liya as they jetted out together to Abuja.

Madrid goes under second lockdown

The Spanish capital Madrid will become the first European capital from Friday night to head back into lockdown because of the explosion in coronavirus cases.

The lockdown affects some 4.8 million Madrid residents.

They will be barred from leaving the area.

Restaurants and bars in the Spanish capital and nine satellite towns will shut early and slash capacity by half in what has again become Europe’s worst infection hotspot.

22 suspects arrested over attack on SARS’ base in Rivers

Twenty-two suspects have been arrested by the Rivers State Police Command in connection with the killing of one policeman during attack on Station of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS and burning of one its official vehicles in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State on October 1.

Speculations are rife that the attack may have been carried out by suspected outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

A terse statement by SP Nnamdi Omoni, spokesman of the Command confirming the attack said: “The incident is confirmed. Our SARS Office in Oyigbo was attacked. We lost one of our personnel and our patrol vehicle burnt. We have arrested 22 suspects in connection with the incident. Investigation is ongoing. We have also stabilized the area and security beefed up.”

Davido clarifies alleged rift with Wizkid

Nigerian musician, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has revealed that there is no rift going on between him, and his fellow musician, Wizkid.

David, during a Black Box Interview with Ebuka Obiuchendu, revealed that he always looked forward to doing better because of Wizkid.

According to him, he was inspired with his work and also the fact that he was young and making waves for himself.

He further revealed that he felt they both had a hidden war between themselves because they saw each other as competitors.

He, however, said he loves Wizkid and he sees him as a brother.

Strike: ASUU declares stand as Nigerian govt orders reopening of varsities

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has declared that its ongoing strike will continue despite the reopening of all schools by the Federal Government.

The National President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi disclosed this on Friday.

“We started industrial action before the outbreak of Coronavirus disease in the country,” Ogunyemi said according to Vanguard.

He said that all the issues the union raised with the Federal Government are yet to be addressed.

“The government is free to open their schools, just like our members are also entitled to their dues,” the President said.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Ghanaians working for Nigerians threaten protest over closure of employers’ shops

About 200 Ghanaians working under Nigerians whose shops had been locked up by the Presidential Taskfl Force on Retail Trade at the Suame Magazine in the Ashanti region, have threatened to demonstrate against the government for closing down the shops of their employers.

According to GhanaWeb, the closure of the shops, they said, had rendered them jobless and made it difficult for them to feed themselves and their dependents.

They claimed that their employers had genuine documents to operate and do not understand why the shops were closed down together with those, who did not have genuine documents.

Agbani Darego tagged ''ugliest miss world'' on Google

The hate is real. Nah, this is unacceptable and i like how Nigerians have rejected the tag.

Agbani represented Nigeria at the 2001 Miss World beauty pageant and won the crown.

A search on google about who the ugliest Miss world is brings forth her photo and profile. This is not acceptable because the world knows it is a lie. 

Madagascar launches ‘Covid-Organics’ capsules

Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina on Friday launched a capsule version of a herbal drink he touts as a coronavirus treatment and cure.

“Covid-Organics” is derived from artemisia — a plant with proven anti-malarial properties — and other indigenous herbs.

The infusion’s effects have not been scientifically tested and the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued several warnings against its use and distribution.

“Today (Friday), we present to the entire world capsules containing extracts of artemisia and ravintsara, a local Malagasy plant, whose virtues are recognised globally,” Rajoelina announced at an inauguration ceremony hosted by local pharmaceutical company Pharmagalasy.

Disturbing photos of how lady celebrated Nigeria at 60

Really disturbing! Do you agree this is the state of the country at the moment? 

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Elton John faces N546k fine in Italy for not wearing face mask

Sir Elton John could be fined €1,000 for failing to wear a face mask in public, after enjoying a meal at a swanky hotel in Capri, Italy. 

Currently holidaying with his family on the southern island, Sir Elton, 73, posed for a cosy photo with a pal outside the Grand Hotel Quisisana, a five star resort in Campania.

The region is currently enforcing a rule that states face masks must be worn outside in public spaces, as well as bars, shops and restaurants.

According to reports, an official complaint has been made by Codacons, Italy’s national consumer affairs association, about Sir Elton's conduct.

Panic in Ekiti as robbers attack commercial bank

A gang of robbers on Friday attacked a second-generation bank at Iyin Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun local government area of Ekiti State and carted away several millions of naira.

The 6-man gang armed bandits besieged the bank around 3.30pm and blasted the security door with explosive devices suspected to be dynamite before moving straight to the banking hall for the devilish intention.

An eyewitness confirmed to journalists that the robbers had shot sporadically into the air, scaring traders and bystanders at a nearby market before gaining entry into the banking hall.

Residents were said to have run in different directions due to the severity of the gunshots, which the source said had sent fear among the people.

Toyin Abraham stuns in beautiful new instagram photos

So gorg!

Funke Akindele enjoys romantic vacation with husband, JJC

Funke Akindele, has given her over 8 million fans on Instagram a taste of the love she and her husband, JJC Skills share.

They took a break from their individual jobs to chill and spend time with each other after months of working tiredlessly. Captioning a video of them that she shared, the renowned actress wrote;

“Good Morning!! Time to take a break off work! @jjcskillz #thankful.”

SIP school feeding: Man jailed 125 years for N12.9m fake contract

Borno State High Court sitting in Maiduguri has convicted and sentenced Allen Abel to a cumulative term of 125 years in prison.

He was found guilty of fraudulently obtaining food items valued at N12,879,800.

The convict had claimed that he was executing a Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs’ School Feeding contract.

The feeding programme is under the Social Intervention Programme (SIP) of the Federal Government.

BBNaija’s TrikyTee meets Bayelsa state governor, Duoye Diri

BBNaija star TrikyTee has made it to his home state -- Bayelsa, after he received a special invitation from the Governor.

The Bayelsan born star was in the company of his father when he visited the Governor Duoye Diri.

Triky Tee took to Instagram to share a video of his meeting with the governor and wrote: I feel so humbled this morning, I finally got the chance to meet with our Governor, His Excellency SENATOR DOUYE DIRI Governor of Bayelsa State alongside my Dad.

Appeal Court upholds Diri’s election as Bayelsa Governor

The Court of Appeal has set aside a ruling of the Bayelsa State Governorship election petition tribunal that nullified the election of Diri Duoye as the validly elected governor of Bayelsa State.

In a majority judgement delivered in Abuja on Friday, the court held that the petition by the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP) was statute-barred, and the tribunal had no jurisdiction to entertain the matter.

The court also said that the tribunal was not the proper forum to entertain the petition as it was wrong to have held that the candidates of ANDP were validly nominated.

The Bayelsa State Gubernatorial Petition Tribunal had in August nullified the election of Mr Diri.