Saturday, October 31, 2020

Actor and Instagram comedian, Williams Uchemba gets engaged [photos]

Instagram comedian and actor, Williams Uchemba is engaged. 

He made the announcement today on his Instagram page saying he won an Oscar.

He stated that his major prayer point has been for him to have a life and destiny partner that can understand him and he got exactly that and more.

He ended his post by saying he has got a wedding to plan.

He wrote;

Florida man mauled by black Leopard after paying $150 for 'full contact experience'

A Florida man was left with his scalp hanging off after paying $150 for a "full contact experience" with a black leopard.

Dwight Turner is suing "real estate investment expert and exotic animal breeder" Michael Poggi after claiming he was mauled inside an enclosure built behind his home.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission the attack occurred on August 31.

In its report, they say the 50-year-old was charged the sum to enter the fully-grown feline's enclosure and "play with it, rub its belly and take pictures."

Reno Omokri lectures parents about their children

 ''You are afflicting them with inferiority complex'',  I think that line might just be true.


Boris Johnson locks down England AGAIN over coronavirus

The 67 million population of the United Kingdom is living under some sort of Covid-19 restrictions, though the severity of the rules varies.

Following are details on the measures which are in place or planned for different parts of the UK after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a lockdown for England:

The main points of the lockdown are:

- People are still allowed to leave home for specific reasons, such as education, work if it cannot be done from home, exercise or shopping for basic necessities;

Ladies, you have $5 to make the perfect man... choose

Ladies you have $5 to make the perfect man.... lol, but i want to take the lead. Okay so mine...

1) RICH $2 (You have to be rich, so there won't be jealousy, fight, I no dey, lol) 

2) GOOD IN BED -- $1 (don't tell me nonsense)

3) CONFIDENT -- $1

4) SMART... $1 

Faithful can go to bed, lol.

Sanwo-Olu directs level 12 civil servants, others to resume

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all civil servants on salary grade 1 to 12.

This was contained in a circular by the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, on Saturday.

In the circular with Ref. No: CIR/HOS/20/Vol.1/115, the civil servants were asked to resume on Monday, November 2, 2020.

Civil servants on grade level 12 and below had been asked to work from home since March in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the state.

Trump hails US Forces who rescued American in Nigeria

US president, Donald Trump, has hailed the courageous soldiers who rescued an American hostage in Nigeria today.

Philip Walton, 27, was seized by armed bandits on Monday, October 26.

Walton was moved to a location in northern Nigeria where he was held.

The Pentagon has confirmed that the operation was executed on Saturday.

Joy for Lampard as Chelsea record 4th straight clean sheet after destroying Burnley

Chelsea got the better of their opponent, Burnley as they recorded another clean sheet and put 3 goals against Sean Dyche’s men.

The match had Chelsea dominate all through with Burnley posing no threat all through the contest.

Ziyech opened scoring for the blues in the 26th minute. He recorded his first goal in his debut premier league games for the blues as the first half ended 1 -0.

The Moroccan’s goal marks him as the first player to score in both of his first two starts for Chelsea in all competitions since Diego Costa in August 2014.

Covid-19: Italian club, Lazio puts entire squad on quarantine

Lazio announced earlier on Saturday that their entire first-team squad would be on quarantine after a Covid-19 outbreak within the club.

The Rome-based club, which finished fourth in the Serie A standings last season, made the announcement before its scheduled league match at Torino. However, they did not reveal the players who have been infected with the novel coronavirus, but it suggested that it still expects Sunday’s game to go ahead as planned.

“Some members of the team group tested positive,” the news release read. “The whole team will repeat today’s checks in order to identify the players that can be used in tomorrow’s match between Torino and Lazio.”

#EndSARS: Ketu Local Government council unveils N10m relief fund for those who lost their businesses to violence

The Agboyi-Ketu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Lagos on Saturday unveiled a N10 million relief fund for victims of violence and looting that trailed #EndSARS protest in the area.

The Council Chairman, Mr Dele Oshinowo, in a statement on Saturday, said it had become imperative to assist some victims of looting and destruction in the aftermath of the protest in the area.

“As part of commitment of the Mayor Dele Oshinowo administration to release N10 million for victims of looting and vandalised property due to the recent widespread turmoil, today, Agboyi-Ketu LCDA unveiled a nine-man committee.

“The committee would activate efforts towards developing a strategy to ensure an instant recovery for victims.

SARS official wore DHL APRON to arrest me, tortured me and husband, made me lose two pregnancies -- teacher reveals tear-jerking ordeal

A Couple who were tortured and lost two pregnancies, have narrated their ordeal with the SARS, to the Lagos State Judicial Panel on Restitution for Victims of Special Anti-Robbery Squad SARS Related Abuses and other Matters.

The couple Mr Okuchukwu Obiechina and Mrs Ndubisi Obiechina told the nine-panel that they were awarded N2million, against SARS, by the Federal High court sitting in Lagos, but that it was dismissed by the court of appeal.

Narrating their ordeal in the hands of SARS, Mrs Nububisi Obiechina, a teacher, said they were arrested on June 2, 2017, and were detained for 22 days, in SARS custody.

James Bond actor, Sean Connery, dies aged 90

Legendary British actor Sean Connery, best known for playing fictional spy James Bond in seven films, has died aged 90, his family told the BBC on Saturday.

The Scottish actor, who was knighted in 2000, won numerous awards during his decades-spanning career, including an Oscar, three Golden Globes and two Bafta awards.

Tributes immediately began pouring in for Connery who was considered one of the greatest movie stars of his generation.

“How infinitely sad to hear the news Sir Sean Connery has passed away,” stated a message on the Twitter account maintained for fellow Bond actor Roger Moore who died in 2017.

U.S. commandos raid bandits camp in Nigeria to rescue American, Philip Walton

An American, Philip Walton, who was abducted on the 26th of October by suspected bandits in a village in Niger, close to Nigeria has been rescued. 

The US military rescued Walton during a high-risk U.S. military raid in Nigeria.

Officials told ABC News early Saturday that the counter-terrorism mission was undertaken by elite commandos as part of a major effort to free the 27-year-old U.S. citizen before his abductors could get far after taking him captive in Niger.

According to report, the operation involved the governments of the U.S., Niger and Nigeria working together to rescue Walton quickly.

Kidnapped Oyo Local Government Chairman regains freedom

The caretaker chairman of Iganna Local Council Development Area of Oyo State, Mr Olayiwola Adeleke, has regained freedom.

Adeleke was freed with his driver who was also kidnapped last week.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, has confirmed the development.

He said, “They have been released and they have reunited with their families. They were freed on Friday night.”

Nigeria records 170 new coronavirus infections, three deaths

Nigeria, on Friday, confirmed 170 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total cases registered in the country since the outbreak of the pandemic to 62,691, according to Nigerian health authorities.

It is now the 13th consecutive week that Nigeria’s COVID-19 daily infections have fallen below 300.

Meanwhile, three deaths from the coronavirus were registered on Friday, raising the death toll to 1,144, according to an update by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.

Over the past two weeks, COVID-19-related daily fatalities in Nigeria have been lower than 10.

The 170 new cases are reported from 11 states- Lagos (106), FCT (25), Oyo (14), Edo (7), Kaduna (7), Ogun (4), Bauchi (2), Benue (2), Kano (1), Osun (1), Rivers (1).


BBNaija’s Laycon meets Billionaire, Ned Nwoko [photos]

Big Brother Naija Lockdown season 5 winner Olamilekan Agbeleshe popularly known as Laycon has paid a courtesy visit to billionaire businessman, Prince Ned Nwoko, on Friday.

During the visit, Ned introduced Laycon to his project on eradicating malaria in Nigeria and across Africa through his malaria vaccine research and fumigation of the country.

The reality star, in return shared his experience in the Big Brother House, the lessons and how he intends to use his newly acquired fame to positively impact the society.

The rapper also pledged his support to put an end to the scourge of malaria in Africa.

Lola Idije REVEALS the secret to her age defying looks at 61

Toyin Afolayan also called Lola Idije has revealed the secret to her age defying looks.

At age 61, Toyin Afolayan still causes a massive stir anywhere she goes and many turning heads at every appearance she makes at events.

Speaking to Saturday beats, she noted that the way a woman uses herself is of great importance, however, she does not attribute her success in the movie industry for two decades  to her own strength.

She said,

“People want to know the secret of my good looks but it is just God at work. The way a woman ‘uses’ herself really matters too. Life is like a camera; it is how one poses that one would appear in a photograph. 

Beautiful new photo of Tania Omotayo and her husband

Cute...cute!

Wumi Toriola mocks former friend, Seyi Edun for being infertile

Nigerian actress, Wumi Toriola has mocked her former friend, Seyi Edun for not being able to produce babies.

Wumi mocked Seyi after she had blasted Seyi for not celebrating his son on his 1st birthday but sent money to him through Ajo.

Taking to her Instagram page, she wrote;

“Never extend your beef with someone, to their kids. I am from this school of thought but my exceptions to this rule is KIDS….Those who read well know that “To every rule,there are exceptions,if you see anyone who extend hate to Kids,they are Murderers,Run from them,if they have the chance,they will poison you and kill you..i said what i said and when you see them in agony of what they caused them selves,DO NOT PITY them ..i said what i said ..call the police. Good morning”.

Rare parasites which can cause human miscarriages now found in donkeys

Rare parasites which can cause human miscarriages have been found in donkeys, it has been claimed.

Scientists in Israel reportedly believe the animal carries Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora, major pathogenic parasites that can have a detrimental impact on pregnant women.

They can infect multiple animal species, forming tissue cysts and may cause miscarriages as well as neurological disease, according to a report published on website Horsetalk.

Both types of parasite have been reported in the wild as well as domestic animals in the Middle Eastern country.

Oh dear! Wizkid ignores Davido’s tweet, acknowledges Burna Boy, Yemi Alade, others

Wizkid might just be having a real beef with Davido.

Recall when Wizzy's album dropped early hours of yesterday, Davido had congratulated him and announced to his own fans about the release of the album.

Anyway while acknowledging his colleagues that supported his new album, Wizzy retweeted their tweets but ignored that of Davido.

Patoranking, Burna Boy, Yemi Alade are among those who announced the new album on their pages and he Wizzy retweeted outrightly ignoring Davido's post which got the highest likes and comments from fans. Many had praised Davido for announcing Wizzy's new album, but then does Wizkid care? 

COCIN pastor released after 12 days in Boko Haram captivity

A pastor with the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) in Jos, Plateau State, has been released from the captivity of Boko Haram.

The pastor, Rev. Polycarp Zango, was abducted by the terrorist group on October 19, while on a journey to a Ministers’ conference in Gombe.

The terrorist group earlier  released a video showing the COCIN pastor in their custody.

Speaking exclusively with Vanguard on Saturday morning, the Vice-Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (Northern region), Rev. John Hayab, said Zango regained his freedom on Friday night.

Fire guts petrol tanker in front of Ogun Governor’s office

A truck loaded with about 50,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) has caught fire in front of the Governor’s Office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Saturday.

The tanker was coming from Forte Oil, Ijora and was enroute Mobil, Adatan, in Abeokuta metropolis.

The driver, Nurudeen Yusuf, told newsmen that he, alongside his two motor boys discovered a spark from the engine, which resulted in the fire outbreak.

As the truck went up in flames, firefighters raced to the scene to put out the fire, thereby averting what could have been a disaster, it was learnt.

Police arrest ex-Minister’s son over alleged robbery at Bureau De Change

A former minister’s son is now in Police custody following his arrest for an alleged robbery attempt at an Abuja Bureau De Change.

The suspect allegedly attacked the BDC last week.

He is in detention pending the conclusion of investigation.

The Nation gathered that the suspect’s father is a former Minister from Benue State.

Canada to bring in over 1.2m immigrants in 3 years

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, has revealed plans to bring in over 1.2 million new immigrants over the next three years.

Marco Mendicino, the Immigration Minister, disclosed this while unveiling what he termed an “ambitious” three-year immigration plan that set targets for bringing skilled workers, family members and refugees into Canada.

Mendicino while speaking to reporters in Ottawa on Friday, October 30, 2020, said the Canadian government aims to accept 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021, another 411,000 in 2022 and then 421,000 in 2023.

According to him, Canada needs more workers “and immigration is the way to get there”.

We are ready to show footage of Lekki shootings – LCC says

The management of the Lekki Concession Company, LCC has revealed its willingness to cooperate with the Lagos Judicial panel by showing the footage of events that surrounded the Lekki toll gate shootings on October 20, 2020.

Mr Gbolahan Agboluwaje, the Head of the Legal Department of LCC, made the revelation after Mr Abayomi Omomuwa, the Managing Director of LCC had been sworn-in to give evidence before the panel of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry for Restitution for Victims of SARS and related abuses and Other Matters.

According to Agboluwaje, there are hours of recordings on the CCTV footage.

Agboluwaje said that the LCC received a summons from the panel on Wednesday, Oct. 28, to appear before it and was also ordered to present the Oct. 20 footage, an investigation report and any other document.

I planned to return iPhones I stole at Osun Mall before my arrest –Suspected looter

Twenty-year-old Suliya Tajudeen was paraded alongside 86 others by the police in connection with looting of public and private property in some parts of Osun State last weekend. Suliya tells BOLA BAMIGBOLA how she was arrested

Why were you arrested by the police?

On the day the #EndSars protest escalated in Osogbo (October 17), some hoodlums broke into Osun Mall and looted it. I was not part of the hoodlums that attacked the premises but I incidentally found myself near the mall when the attack took place.

How we secured Surulere from hoodlums — Youth leader

A youth leader in Surulere, Lagos, Mr Adedeji Adeoti, has narrated how young people in the area secured the community from attack by hoodlums during the recent EndSARS protest.

Adeoti told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday that the concerned youths had to safeguard the community because “it’s our heritage.

“During the crises, we had to mobilise the youths to come out to protect the streets and its environs from the hoodlums.

“We had to come out to safeguard our neighborhood from miscreants because our aged parents and loved ones are all at home and needed protection.

EndSARS: I’m being cursed in mosques – Aisha Yesufu cries

Rights activist, Aisha Yesufu, has opened up on the ill-treatment she gets from fellow Muslims

Yesufu, who is the co-convener of the BringBackOurGirls, BBOG, advocacy group lamented that fellow Muslims rain curses on her in the mosque.

She said the resentments she now suffers is due to her involvement in the widespread EndSARS protests.

The activist made the disclosure on her Twitter handle.

Veteran Man Utd player, Nobby Stiles is dead

England’s World Cup-winning midfielder Nobby Stiles, aka “Toothless Tiger”, has died after a long battle with illness, his family said on Friday.

He died at the age of 78.

The former Manchester United player was an uncompromising competitor who won 28 caps for England, lifting the FIFA World Cup in 1966.

He provided one of that final’s most iconic images as he danced around the Wembley pitch after the hosts beat West Germany.

Buhari meets European Council President over Okonjo-Iweala

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, held a virtual meeting with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, over the candidature of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.

Mrs Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former finance minister, is the leading candidate for the position. But her candidature is being opposed by the U.S. which is supporting her South Korean opponent.

Mrs Okonjo-Iweala already secured the backing of most countries including blocs like the European Union and the African Union.

The U.S. is the one blocking Mrs Okonjo-Iweala from being adopted as a consensus winner of the election, with an announcement on the winner next month.

Friday, October 30, 2020

#Trash trends on Twitter as Nigerians react to Wizkid's new Album, Made in Lagos

#Trash trended on twitter today and this is shockingly in reaction to Wizkid's latest Album -- Made In Lagos.

Some of his fans said they were expecting something more classy but he made 14 songs that are not up to standard.

One even asked him to quit music, another said he is no longer a fan.

The Trash word trended for long as many discussed the album.

But other music lovers, celebrities including Davido have praised the album.

Lagos panel of inquiry visits Lekki Toll Gate

The Lagos State judicial panel of inquiry into brutality and high handedness by the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) is currently at the Lekki Toll Gate.

The panel is at the scene for inspection and to make more findings concerning the shooting which occurred on October 20, 2020.

Led by the Chairman, Retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, the panel is interrogating Lekki Tollgate officials about the condition of their cameras and other equipment.

Dozens of North Korean soldiers are blown up while laying landmines at the Chinese border to stop detectors from fleeing

Dozens of North Korean soldiers have been injured by exploding landmines which they were laying on the border with China, a source in the country has said.

The explosion happened while the border guard troops were burying the mines to stop people defecting from North Korea.

A North Korean resident said Kim Jong Un's military authorities 'did not provide sufficient training to the soldiers who were laying the mines'.

Most people fleeing the North escape via China rather than risking the heavily fortified DMZ that leads to South Korea, but both Pyongyang and Beijing have been cracking down on border crossings in recent years.

Nigerian selected for UN woman police officer of the year award

CSP Catherine Ugorji of the Nigerian police and serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), has been selected by the UN as one of two runners-up for the prestigious UN Woman Police Officer of the Year award for 2020.

According to the National Information Officer of the UN System in Nigeria, Oluseyi Soremekun, UN Police Officer Ugorji exemplifies the best of UN policing through both her words and actions.Of the 1,300 UN policewomen deployed in UN peacekeeping operations, twenty-one were nominated for the award.

Ugorji joined the Nigerian Police in 2003 and served as Criminal Investigator from the local to regional level, Child Protection Officer, Divisional Crime Officer up to Acting Deputy Commander of the Ogudu Police Division in Lagos.

17-year-old girl who filmed George Floyd's death to be awarded for her bravery

A 17-year-old girl who recorded the brutal killing of George Floyd that led to a worldwide movement against police brutality will be awarded for her bravery.

Darnella Frazier recorded the final minutes of George Floyd. 

PEN America announced on Tuesday, October 27, that it would be honouring Darnella Frazier with the annual PEN/Benenson Courage Award.

The organisations CEO Suzanne Nossel tweeted that had it not been for her presence of mind and readiness to risk her own safety, the truth behind Floyd's death would not have been known.

Nigerian celebrities/personalities who ''shared fake news and indicted carnage in Lagos''

Who made this list? Nawa o. I just hope these people know you can't fight the masses. I mean there's no way they will win this battle.

Meanwhile these are Legends!

IGP Adamu tells policemen to defend themselves in the face of physical danger

The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu has told policemen to defend themselves in the face of physical danger, saying they are also human whose lives must be protected.

Adamu, spoke on Friday during an assessment tour of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command.

He said the unity of this country lies in the support that is given to police officers.

He said if the police are demoralised, the tendency was for criminals to take over the public space.

He said the country relies on policemen to make sure that the public space is not taken over by the criminals.

Sanwo-Olu announces further relaxation of curfew in Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced further relaxation of the curfew imposed after the breakdown of law and order, following hijack of peaceful #EndSARS protests.

The curfew will now be from 10pm till 6am.

A statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso said Sanwo-Olu praised Lagosians for observing the curfew, which is expected to restore normalcy in various communities.

“He urges all Lagosians to go about their businesses in peace, even as they shun ‘actions that can threaten our unity’.

Davido congratulates Wizkid on his new Album

Davido has congratulated Wizkid on his new album.

He called him a king while congratulating him and made a quick advert for him, telling his millions of followers that Wizkid's album Made In Lagos is now out incase they don't know.

Talk about love. Talk about the sky is big enough for birds to fly without interference, lol.

Mom shares news of son's death who died from smoking marijuana laced with fentanyl

An heartbroken mom has shared the news of how her son died asking others to be careful.

The mother revealed her son died after unknowingly smoking marijuana that was laced with fentanyl.