Friday, April 16, 2021

Crossdresser, James Brown storms Lagos market with military man [Video]

Nigerian crossdresser, James Brown recently stepped out to shop for food items at a local market.

He stepped out fully dressed as a lady.
The self-acclaimed Princess of Africa was seen with friends and a man in military uniform protecting him incase of any physical harm.

Sharing the video, Brown wrote; ''I visited the market today as a Princess''.

India rushing to curb severe second wave of covid-19 as they record 1185 deaths in 24 hours

India saw an unprecedented surge of 217,353 coronavirus cases on Friday as authorities imposed further restrictions to contain a severe second wave of infections.

This is the second consecutive day that India has recorded more than 200,000 new cases.

Fresh infections were 7.6 per cent higher than on Thursday, when the country registered 200,739 cases, according to Health Ministry data.

A total of 1,185 deaths in 24 hours raised the death count to 174,308.

Poisoned Kano beverage: Death toll rises to 10, additional 157 people hospitalised

Ten persons have so far died in Kano State from the poisoned powdered beverage, against three confirmed barely two weeks ago.

Also, those hospitalised have reached 400 from the initial 243 declared by the state government.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aminu Tsanyawa, who gave an update on the emergency situation, disclosed that additional 50 persons that took the flavoured drink were undergoing kidney-related checks at various hospitals.

Tsanyawa, in a video clip, cautioned residents on the choice of drinks to quench their thirst.

Photos: Friends and family toast to Amaju Pinnick’s career as he moves on to FIFA council position

Amaju Melvin Pinnick recently joined the FIFA council and friends and family came together to celebrate him. 

The event, which took place at Live Lounge, Lagos. 

Check out some moments from the celebration below.

Ezekwesili submits evidence against Omojuwa to IGP, demands prosecution

A former Minister of Education, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, has written a petition to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, demanding the prosecution of social media influencer, Japheth Omojuwa.

The petition titled, ‘Petition Against Mr Japheth Omojuwa for Forgery, Fraudulent Misrepresentation and Fraudulent Use of the Name, Identity and Particulars of Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili as a Director of Alpha Reach Limited RC No: 1066507’ is dated April 14, 2021, but was received at the Force Headquarters on April 15.

In the petition, signed by Marshal Abubakar of Falana and Falana chambers, Ezekwesili said Omojuwa fraudulently listed her name as a director in his firm, Alpha Reach Company Limited without her permission, adding that she only got to know of the infraction when she was contacted by American news outlet, Buzzfeed, over a story on Alpha Reach.

Burna Boy steps out with female Bottega Veneta bag

Grammy award winner, Burna Boy has stepped out with a Bottega Veneta bag belonging to females.

The particular Bottega bag is designed for females but the singer went on to step out with it.

Stepping out with it, he strapped it across his shoulder. 

He later shared the photos on his insta-story and people have been talking about it.

Gunmen with Biafra flags attack Anambra bank

An unusual attack on a bank has happened in Anambra state, with 10 gunmen storming a bank premises and bearing Biafran flags.

There was no money stolen, no person killed, but some parked vehicles were damaged, according to a report.

The attack happened at Abagana, Njikoka local government area around 4pm on Thursday.

According to TheNation, the attack took place barely hours after Indigenous People of Biafra’s (IPOB) leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu raised the alarm over alleged DSS’ plan to attack banks in South East.

BBNaija's Lilo shows off her curves in s3xy bodysuit

The reality star shared the s3xy photos of herself on her Instagram page.

Kanye West's $1M Yeezys may be the world's most expensive sneakers

The first Yeezy sneakers ever worn in public by Kanye West are going on sale for over $1 million.

The Nike Air Yeezy 1 Prototypes, which the American rapper debuted at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in 2008, will be among the most expensive sneakers ever to appear on the market, according to Sotheby's auction house, which is organizing the sale.

Described in a press release as "one of the most prized and sought-after sneakers in existence," the shoes will be offered via private sale after going on display in Hong Kong later this month. Sotheby's did not reveal an exact asking price, though it said it has valued the item "in excess of $1 million."

Actor Sunkanmi Omobolanle PENS a heartfelt note to his wife on her birthday

Nigerian actor, Sunkanmi Omobolanle has penned a heartfelt note to his wife, Abimbola as she turns a new age .

Taking to his Instagram page, he shared a loved-up photo of him with  his wife both rocking a white outfit and described her as his soulmate and one who is more than a wife every man could ever dream of having.

The 40-year-old Nollywood thespian reaffirmed his undying love for her and noted that she is the best thing that ever happened to him.

Governor Seyi Makinde is a dirty politician, Fayose says

Ekiti State former governor Ayodele Fayose said his political party colleague Seyi Makinde, Oyo State governor, is a dirty person as against his “quiet look”

“Governor Makinde looks quiet but dirty. Parading these people to wait for me; they are over a thousand. They are doing this to me in the video, ‘we will cut your neck,’ Fayose alleged when he featured on Politics Today, a Channels Television Programme, on Wednesday.

Fayose was reacting to a video shown to him during the interview.

The footage showed how some men threatening to kill the former governor if he comes to the venue of the People’s Democratic Party congress held to determine its leaders in the South-West zone.

Ramadan: Kano Hisbah arrests 8 for ‘eating in the afternoon’

The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested eight persons at Tudun Murtala in Nassarawa Local Government Area and Hudebiyya in Sharada, Kano, over their refusal to fast during Ramadan.

The Executive Director of the board, Dr Aliyu Kibiya confirmed the arrest in a statement signed by Malam Lawal Ibrahim, Public Relations Officer of the board in Kano on Thursday.

Kibiya said the arrests were made following reports from residents of the areas.

The statement said, “The culprits were five females and three males, eating in the afternoon in the month of Ramadan.”

It further explained that the board would continue to conduct raids in all parts of the state to curb the development.

Buyer of Shoprite business in Nigeria revealed

A Nigerian property company, Persianas has been revealed as the buyer of Shoprite’s local business in Nigeria.

Reuters reported this on Wednesday, citing multiple sources, including banks.

Shoprite, with more than 2,300 stores across Africa, is awaiting regulatory approval on the sale of its Nigerian supermarket operation, though no further details have been disclosed.

Banking sources told Reuters that Persianas Properties emerged as the buyer after a bidding process and the company is arranging debt for the buyout.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Actress Tayo Sobola becomes the queen mother of Uke Kingdom in Nasarawa [video]

Nollywood actress, Sotayo Sobola has added a new title to her portfolio as she has just been crowned a queen.

She announced the good news to her fans that she is now officially the queen mother of Uke Kingdom Nasarawa.

She shared a video of her crowning ceremony writing; 

''So today i officially become the SARAUNIA (Queen Mother) of Uke Kingdom Nasarawa.'' 

Watch the video below...

EFCC releases Ex-Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released the former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha after he spent two nights in detention.

Okorocha was released this evening, according to Daily Trust.

Recall EFCC invited Okorocha on Tuesday for questioning.

Okorocha, who governed Imo between 2011 and 2019, has been accused of embezzlement and misappropriation of state funds by the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma.

In February, the lawmaker accused Uzodinma of unleashing the EFCC and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) against him.

Naira Marley preaches about the power of the mouth

He gave the advise on his twitter page today.

Arsenal captain Aubameyang hospitalised

Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not face Sparta Prague in crucial Europa League second leg in the Czech Republic.

The 31-year-old forward is currently in hospital, where he claimed he is treating malaria.

Aubameyang revealed that he caught malaria while on Gabon duty last month.

The Gunners forward even claimed he’d been feeling under the weather for a ‘couple of weeks’.

Covid-19 denier dies from the virus after hosting two illegal parties in Norway

A prominent Norwegian coronavirus denier has died from Covid-19 after hosting two events at his property.

Hans Kristian Gaarder tested positive for the virus after dying on April 6 in Gran, a municipality that lies some 40 miles north of Oslo.

Just days before his death, the conspiracy theorist, 60, hosted two illegal gatherings at a barn on his property on March 26 and 27.   

Several attendees have since tested positive for coronavirus and had passed the virus onto their close contacts, NRK reported.

Kanye West 'wants to date someone who is an artist' after Kim Kardashian divorce

Kanye West has been looking towards his next relationship after his divorce from Kim Kardashian has been finalised.

The 43-year-old rapper is reportedly wanting someone who is more on his level with creativity and "speaks the same language" as an artist.

Kanye had taken his time to respond to the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star's divorce petition, as he thought that Kim might change her mind, but now he knows it is for real, he's said to be looking for a 'better' match next time.

A source has told Page Six that he already knows that his next relationship will be “with an artist and a creative person” so that “they can speak the same language to each other.”

Heartbreaking picture shows dying Covid patient being comforted with ‘fake hand’ so they don’t feel alone

Dying Covid patients in Brazil are being comforted with "fake hands" -so they don’t feel all alone in hospital.

A moving social media photo shows a bed-ridden pandemic victim's hand being clasped by two rubber gloves filled with warm water. 

The gloves are used to remind the person what it is like to feel the comforting touch of another human.

The image has been described on social media as a "heartbreaking sign of the times".

Beautiful new photos of Ooni's wife, Queen Naomi Ogunwusi

Awww... Olori is still enjoying her mummy tummy. 

Love! love!!

TB Joshua’s Emmanuel TV SUSPENDED on YouTube

YouTube has suspended popular Christian television channel, Emmanuel TV, owned by Pastor TB Joshua of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations.

The suspension was announced by the pastor on his Twitter account.

He said the channel was suspended over a video said to contain hate speech.

“Emmanuel TV YouTube suspension: Our mission is to share the love of God with everyone – irrespective of race or religion – and we strongly oppose all forms of hate speech! We have had a long and fruitful relationship with YouTube and believe this decision was made in haste,” he tweeted.

Finally FG lifts ban on registration of new SIMs

The Federal Government has approved the activation of new SIM card registration with mandatory National Identity Number linking, starting from April 19, 2021.

This was disclosed in a statement signed on Thursday by the Technical Assistant (Information Technology) to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Femi Adeluyi.

According to him, in line with the Nigerian Communications Act 2003, Section 23(a), the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, coordinated and led the development of a revised National Digital Identity Policy for SIM card registration in collaboration with all other stakeholders.

Photos: President Buhari arrives Nigeria from UK

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to the country from the United Kingdom.

Buhari arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport this evening.

President Buhari had on March 30 departed Abuja for London, United Kingdom, for a routine medical check-up.

More photos below...

Twitter Headquarters in Ghana: FG replies Nigerians, says BLAME YOURSELVES FOR IT

Minister of Information Lai Mohammed has said Twitter’s decision to set up in Ghana instead of Nigeria where it has more users will serve as a lesson to Nigerians to stop demarketing the country.

“I think the natural expectation is for Nigeria to be the hub of Twitter headquarter especially in this part of Africa given the fact that we have 25.4million Twitter users in Nigeria against 8million Twitter users in Accra,” Mohammed said.

“Clearly, the decision was not a commercial one or business one. I think Twitter has the prerogative and exclusive right as to where to site its headquarters and I hope that this will serve as a lesson to Nigerians. This is what you get when you demarket your own country.”

NAFDAC workers begin strike over unpaid welfare packages

The Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) branch of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has commenced a seven-day warning strike today.

A statement jointly signed by the Vice-Chairman of the union, Idzi Is and Public Relations Officer, Ejoor Michael, said the strike started in the early hours of today.

The union demanded immediate action to resolve the issues raised by the members.

Among the grievances of the workers are non-payment of promotion arrears, non-review of job specific allowance, suspension of staff training and backlog of unpaid staff financial claims.

Fresh attack in Ibarapa as another farmer is hacked to death

There was panic in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State again, following the killing of a 56-year-old farmer, Muftau Babarinde in the area.

Vanguard gathered that Babarinde was hacked to death by suspected Fulani herdsmen at Orita Merin, Konko village in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state.

The incident which has thrown the people in Tapa, where the deceased hailed from, into confusion, was said to have happened at around 7 pm on Wednesday.

Babarinde, it was gathered, had gone to his farm, to give his labourers food and was returning home when the hoodlums waylaid him and hacked him to death.

Justin Bieber opens up on addiction with drugs

Justin Bieber, Canadian pop star, has opened up on his struggles with drug addiction.

In an interview with GQ Magazine, he said the situation was so bad that his body guards would sneak into his room at night to check his pulse to know if he is dead or alive.

“It was like I had all this success and it was like I’m still sad, and I’m still in pain. And I still have these unresolved issues, and I thought all the success was going to make everything good. And so for me, the drugs were a numbing agent to just continue to get through,” he said.

The singer said he started taking pills and smoking cannabis when he was 13

Physically challenged man receives wheelchair from good Samaritan [photos]

The man with a physical challenge, Monday Itu who danced so well on his child’s dedication with his wife has finally received a wheelchair from a good Samaritan in church.

The dedication took place at Saint or St’ Luke’s African Church in Agbarho, Ughelli North, Delta State, penultimate Sunday.

In the trending video, Itu and his wife were seen dancing for their child’s dedication.

When the man got to the altar, he began to dance with his strength.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez formally part ways

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have now formally announced their split, weeks after speculation of trouble in their relationship.

The couple began dating in 2017 and got engaged two years later in March 2019.

However, they’ve now ended their engagement on amicable terms, according to

The former couple released a joint statement to ‘We have realised we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so.

Rapper CDQ granted bail, still under investigation ― NDLEA

Popular rap artiste, CDQ, has been granted bail by the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency, though he remains under investigation.

On Wednesday night, men of the NDLEA arrested CDQ at his Lekki residence.

He was said to have been picked up by the anti-drug enforcement agency for allegedly violating the drug law following an intelligence report which the agency caught wind of.

However, in an exclusive chat with The Punch, NDLEA’s Director, Media, and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, confirmed his arrest, saying the case was still being investigated as some substance known as ‘loud’ a cannabis variant was found in the rapper’s house.

Gunmen kill three police officers, cart away rifles in Ebonyi

Unknown gunmen have reportedly killed three policemen while the officers were on ‘stop and search’ along Onuebonyi, Nwezenyi Road, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Daily Post has gathered.

It was gathered that the incident occurred on Wednesday night when the gunmen opened fire on the officers, killed three and carted away rifles belonging to the deceased.

When contacted, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Odah Loveth Obianuju told Daily Post that the incident “could be true but it’s not officially confirmed yet”.

According to her, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operation, was at the scene to ascertain the level of damage.

Rainstorm destroys buildings, electric poles in Osun Poly

Rainstorm, on Tuesday evening, wrecked havock on the Osun State Polytechnic Iree, destroying multi-million naira buildings of the Institution.

Daily Post gathered that the rain, which lasted for about 45 minutes, removed some roofs of the Institution’s Multi-Purpose Hall, Academic Affairs Complex, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Financial Studies, Directorate of General Studies, Computer Science Laboratory, Central Administrative Block, a section of the Bursary, Department of Business Administration, Students Work Industrial Experience Scheme Office and many other parts of the Institution.

Also, about 12 electric poles and cables were uprooted by the storm, while some studios and laboratories were badly damaged.

Bayelsa varsity student shot dead at lecture hall

Suspected cult members have killed a 200-level student of the Bayelsa State-owned Niger Delta University, Amassoma.

The deceased, James Okunmakpeye, a student of Marketing at the Faculty of Management Science, was allegedly shot in the head at close range yesterday by 11am.

He was standing by the door of his lectures hall.

The incident caused pandemonium in the school as his course mates and lecturers ran for safety.

Prince Philip’s funeral: Queen Elizabeth bans Princes Harry, Andrew, others from wearing military uniform

Members of the royal family have been banned from wearing their popular military uniforms during the funeral for Prince Philip.

According to The Sun, UK, Queen Elizabeth barred all members of the royal family from wearing military outfits.

The Queen, according to the report, took the decision in order to avoid the sole focus of Prince Philip’s funeral from getting deviated.

There was previously a drama around Prince Harry’s choice of attire for the funeral, and many people wanted him not to be in his military uniform after he gave up his position as a working royal.

Yobe state governor Mai Mala Buni marries late Sani Abacha’s daughter

Yobe Governor Mai Mala Buni on Wednesday married Gumsu Sani Abacha in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The marriage was held at the Abuja residence of the new wife’s brother, Mohammed Abacha.

Buni is the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker National Chairman; Gumsu is a daughter of former Head of State, Sani Abacha.

Notable personalities and government officials, including the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Hameed Ali attended.

Your governance style pushed Twitter to Ghana – PDP tells Buhari, APC

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Wednesday claimed that the decision by Social network company, Twitter, to locate it’s African headquarters in Ghana is largely informed by what it called the misrule of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC. 

This is as the party noted that Twitter’s preference for Ghana over Nigeria “was occasioned by inconsistent economic policies, obnoxious suppression of free speech, stifling of online freedom and open internet by the Buhari administration and the APC.” 

In a statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the party, the PDP added that the development “is in addition  to infrastructural decay, massive corruption and manifest failure of the Buhari Presidency and the APC to address the escalated insecurity brought upon our nation by their incompetent watch.” 

Security forces foil another jailbreak in Edo as inmates beat guards

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and other agencies have foiled an attempted jailbreak by inmates in Edo State.

The inmates tried to escape from the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) at Ubiaja in Esan South East Local Government Area.

Richard Ogbebor, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) in a statement said the incident occured from 15:00 hours to 17:00 hours on Wednesday.

The corps deployed a team led by Samuel Ogbeide, an Assistant Superintendent of Corps 1 to the facility.

Tokyo Olympics in doubt as Japan enters fourth wave of Covid-19

A senior Japanese ruling party official said canceling this year’s Olympics in Tokyo remains an option if the coronavirus crisis becomes too dire, as the fourth wave of infections surges less than 100 days from the planned start of the Games.

“If it seems impossible to do it any more, then we have to stop, decisively,” Toshihiro Nikai, secretary-general of the Liberal Democratic Party, said in comments to broadcaster TBS.

Cancellation is “of course” an option, Nikai said. “If the Olympics were to spread infection, then what are the Olympics for?” he added.

A key backer of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, party heavyweight Nikai is known for his frank comments, which come as many other ruling party lawmakers have avoided discussing the hot button issue of a possible cancellation.

NBAWF condemns alleged killing of pregnant lawyer, Adaeze Ikpeama by husband

The Nigerian Bar Association Women Forum has condemned the alleged killing of a lawyer, Adaeze Ikpeama, by her husband, Anthony.

It was gathered that the six-month pregnant Adaeze was allegedly beaten by her husband at their residence in Lagos on Saturday, which made her to become unconscious.

It was learnt that Adaeze was rushed to a hospital, where she was placed on oxygen.

The deceased’s colleague, Chukwudi Iwuchukwu, who chronicled the incident on his Facebook page, alleged that Anthony went to the hospital to remove the oxygen mask, which led to Adaeze suffering cardiac arrest and her eventual death.

Osun Government suspends three school principals for allowing Pro-Oduduwa group to address their students

Osun State Government on Wednesday suspended three public school principals for allowing a pro-Oodua nation group to address their students.

The government also dissociated itself from the group preaching disunity and secession to students in some schools in the state.

The Punch investigation revealed that some people had early in the week visited the three secondary schools in Iresi, a town in the Boluwaduro Local Government Area of the state to addressed their students.

It was gathered that the group told the students that they should reject Nigeria and demanded Oodua nation.

Imo siblings fight over father’s wealth, kill eldest son during peace meeting

Tragedy struck in Okuku, Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State, on Tuesday, after some siblings allegedly beat their eldest brother, Chinonso Azuatalam, popularly known as Dakwada, to death over a disagreement on the sharing of their late father’s wealth.

Chinonso, a father of two whose wife is pregnant, was allegedly beaten to death in the presence of their maternal uncles in the compound, who came to share the inheritance.

A source in the community, who confided in a Punch correspondent, disclosed that while the deceased, who was a welder, was fighting with his immediate younger brother, Chibuzor, their younger brothers, who are twins, hit Chinonso with a big stick on the back of his head and he lost consciousness.

Actress Yvonne Okoro OPENS UP on dating Waddle, Adebayor

Thespian, Yvonne Okoro has finally broken her silence on her alleged romantic involvement with rapper Criss Waddle and footballers; Emmanuel Adebayor and John Painstil.

Yvonne had an exclusive interview with media guru Abeiku Santana on his award-winning show Atuu which is aired on United Television where she spoke about the age-long rumour.

She however denied dating the aforementioned stars saying people started drawing their own conclusion after she momentarily hanged out with them at a point in time. “You know when two mature adults meet more than once at a particular place, people draw their conclusions that they are dating but I’ve never dated any of the guys,” she stated.

On the same show, she stated that she won’t be pressured to marry and would only marry when the time is right. According to her, the rate of divorce in the country was very high, and in order not to add to the numbers, it was best to take her time and marry the right man.

SEE photos of the young child, actress Rachel Bakam left

Bad news dawned on the entertainment industry of Nigeria after actress and TV presenter Rachel Bakam has died at the age of 39 after battling a short illness.

The founder of Chocolate City, Audu Maikori disclosed the news of her demise via Facebook. He expressed his sadness over the loss of his friend. Rachel breathed her last at a private hospital in Kaduna after a short illness.

Her demise came as a big blow to her family, followers and colleagues as they trooped to her page to send in condolence messages.

Sadly, Rachel left behind a young boy and a mother. Below are photos of his son...

Why I returned to Kano Pillars – Ahmed Musa

Super Eagles striker and captain, Ahmed Musa has opened up about the reason behind his shock move to his boyhood club Kano Pillars.

He was involved in an interview on d BBC Sport Africa where he made it known that Kano Pillars has been the team that made him the professional footballer he is today and it is only wise that he comes back to serve his club.

He said: “Anything that improves the image of Nigerian football is something that I strive to embark on and Kano Pillars holds a special place in my heart.

“It’s the team that helped me become the professional footballer I am today, so this is more than just football but a very strong bond.”