Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Biden-Harris inauguration: Michelle Obama steals show with plum outfit

Former First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, is currently trending on Nigeria Twitter and she is the talk of fashion blogs courtesy of her plum-coloured outfit to the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Obama attended the inauguration wearing a matching overcoat and look by Sergio Hudson. The plum-coloured outfit consisted of a turtleneck, wide-legged trousers, and matching belt with a gold circle buckle cinched at her waist.

Sergio Hudson, a Black American designer who has also worked with Rihanna and Beyoncé, has long been a favourite of the former First Lady,

The outfit even impressed fashion icon and singer Lady Gaga, who told the former first lady “You look so wonderful” while exiting the dais after her inauguration ceremony performance.

43 Europe-bound Nigerians, Ghanaians drown in Mediterranean sea

A Europe-bound migrant boat capsized in rough seas off the coast of Libya on Tuesday claiming the lives of at least 43 people, including Nigerians and Ghanaians.

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported the shipwreck on Wednesday, the first this year.

The two agencies said that ten survivors have been rescued and brought to shore.

The boat, which embarked in the early hours of Tuesday from the city of Zawiya, reportedly capsized when its engine stopped just a few hours after departure, the IOM and UNHCR said in a statement released on Wednesday.

Delta: Policemen chasing ‘Yahoo boys’ kill mother, child; vehicle set ablaze [Video]

An angry mob set a police vehicle on fire on Wednesday in Warri, the Delta State capital.

The action followed the killing of a mother and child by some officers on the run.

The incident occurred at the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) Junction.

The fleeing operatives were chasing suspected ‘Yahoo boys’ when they hit a mother and her child.

Joe Biden sworn in as 46th US President

Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th United States President.

Biden took his oath of office on Wednesday at the Capitol in Washington D.C.

Chief Justice, John Roberts Jr, administered the pledge at exactly 11:48am ET.

Kamala Harris did the same before him after the national anthem rendition by Lady Gaga.

Kamala Harris remembers mother before inauguration as U.S. VP [Video]

Ahead of becoming the first female, Black and Asian Vice President of the United States, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, remembered her Indian mother, Shyamalan Gopalan Harris, just before the inauguration ceremony.

Harris posted a video on Twitter, captioned: “I’m here today because of the women who came before me.”

In the video, Harris could be heard repeating her opening remarks after she and Joe Biden were projected as the winners of the presidential elections in November.

“To the woman most responsible for my presence here today: my mother, Shyamalan Gopalan Harris, who is always in our hearts.

2 Osun lawmakers test positive for COVID-19

Two members of the Osun state cabinet have tested positive for the coronavirus and have already started self-isolation and treatment.

Mrs. Funke Egbemode, Osun State’s Commissioner for Information disclosed on Wednesday.

While briefing journalists, Egbemode said that the two unnamed cabinet members were discovered to be positive following the order by Gov. Gboyega Oyetola that his commissioners and aides should take the test.

Gov. Oyetola, who leads by example, also took the COVID-19 test.

Yoruba elders back Akeredolu on quit notice to herders

Elders in the South West have thrown their weight behind the governor of Ondo State, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu’s quit notice to herders to quit the forests in the state following the growing cases of kidnappings traced to criminals hiding in the areas. 

The elders, who also took swipe at the Presidency over the latter’s statement cautioning the governor against his directive, accused the Presidency of undue meddling in issues within the purview of the state. 

Recall that following the high rate of kidnappings in Ondo State, allegedly committed by criminals hiding in forests across the state, the governor had given herdsmen a seven-day ultimatum to vacate the areas. 

BBNaija's Ella bares her b.o.o.b.s in viral video

Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Ella has been spotted baring her in a viral video.

Ella went unclad in her upper body while doing an Instagram live interacting with her fans.

In the video, she could be seen covering her b.o.o.b.s with her hands and her n*ppl*s nearly slipped through her fingers.

This is is coming few days after she also stripped for #bussitchallenge. Watch the video below...

FEC approves new bill to increase teachers retirement age

A new bill to increase the retirement age of teachers across the country was on Wednesday approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

The bill seeks to increase the retirement age of teachers from 60 to 65 years and also increase the possible years of service from 35 to 40 years.

The bill will now be sent to the parliament for the proper legislative process before it can become law, the education minister, Adamu Adamu, told journalists in Abuja after the FEC meeting.

The ‘Harmonized Retirement Age for Teachers in Nigeria Bill 2020’ , seeks to give legal backing to new measures by the Muhammadu Buhari administration to enhance teaching in the country.

14 year-old girl r*ped and buried alive SURVIVES

A schoolgirl r*ped bludgeoned and buried alive survived her ordeal after her parents heard their daughter’s desperate cries for help.

The 14-year-old girl was attacked close to her home by a 35-year-old neighbour, allege cops, after she went out to switch off a farm motor.

The tragic teen was r*ped, before being thrown into a ravine and buried alive with stones and thorny bushes.

The sick attacker saw the schoolgirl alone as she ran the errand in her village in the Betul district of India’s Madhya Pradesh region at around 5pm on Monday, say officers.

Police arrest impersonator, recover fake police warrant cards, handcuffs, others [photos]

Police operatives attached to the Mabushi Division of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command (FCT), Abuja have arrested one Mohammed Abdulrahman for allegedly impersonating as a Superintendent of Police and an operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by the spokesperson of the Command, ASP. Mariam Yusuf.

The PPRO stated that the suspect who was arrested by operatives at Mabushi following a tip-off was notorious for defrauding and attacking unsuspecting members of the public by parading himself as a member of the Nigeria Police Force.

Exhibits recovered from the suspect, according to Yusuf include two warrant cards, one handcuff, one tear spray, one black belt, one red fez cap, one black belt, one cutlass and one Toyota Camry black colour with registration number: AGL 541 ET.

Video: Trump leaves White House for last time as president

Donald Trump has left the White House for the final time as US president.

He and his wife Melania departed on Marine One hours before the inauguration of his successor Joe Biden.

Herdsmen quit notice: Ondo Vs FG... Nigerian man wades in

Lost! Lost!! Lost!!!

Married teacher says she is 'too short' for s.e.x position claimed by 15-year-old boy

A married teacher claims she is "too short" to have had doggy-style s.e.x with a schoolboy, as she doesn't even reach his shoulders, a jury was told.

Kandice Barber was also accused of straddling the boy, 15, in her 4x4 car and then performing a s.e.x act on him while he lay in a wooded area.

The 35-year-old, who has school-age children of her own, denied that the trysts ever took place, with her lawyer questioning the logistics of the "tiny" supply teacher having s.e.x standing up with a much taller boy.

Jurors at Amersham Law Courts were told on Tuesday that Barber had already been convicted at a trial in September last year of sending a video to the boy.

Ten times Donald Trump made absolutely no sense - from covfefe to Greenland gaffe

Donald Trump’s time in the White House is coming to an end, just weeks after he was impeached for the second time during his Presidency.

Since his victory in 2016, his time as a world leader has been consumed by controversy and chaos in America.

He made several controversial decisions while President, some of which Joe Bidenhas vowed to reverse on his first day in power -  such as his restriction on immigration to the United States from some Muslim-majority countries.

His habit of seemingly making comments without advice also sparked alarm - such as when he incorrectly suggested injecting people with disinfectant to treat coronavirus.

Nollywood actress, Yewande Adekoya shares new photos as she turns a year older

Nollywood actress, Yewande Adekoya-Abiodun is a year older today.

And she has released beautiful new photos of herself on her Instagram page to the delight of her fans.

Captioning one of the photos she wrote;

''Happy birthday to me💃

Oluwamodupe🙏 ANUNIMORIGBA''

''You are embarrassing me'' - Lady tells boyfriend as he proposes to her in the market [video]

This is the moment a young man proposed to his girlfriend in public as she kicks against it.

The man had gone on his knees to propose to his heartthrob right in the middle of the market, but the lady didn't appreciate it and asked why he was trying to embarrass him.

In the video making the rounds online, the lady in question could be heard saying;

“Stop now, you are embarrassing me. Why in the market; why will you embarrass me like this? What’s this supposed to mean?”

Watch the video below....

BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine found effective against Covid-19 variant

The Covid-19 vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer is likely to be effective against a rapidly spreading strain of the virus that was first discovered in the UK, a laboratory-based study by the companies has shown.

The variant, known as B.1.1.7, has a high number of mutations, which has led to concerns that could bypass the immune defences built up by vaccines being rolled out worldwide, a large proportion of which have been made by BioNTech and Pfizer.

However, researchers at BioNTech’s headquarters in Mainz found that a test-tube version of the virus carrying all the new strain’s mutations was neutralised by antibodies in the blood of 16 patients who had received the vaccine in previous trials, half of whom were over 55 years old.

Woman gives birth to baby girl fathered by her stepson

A weight-loss influencer who traded in her husband for her stepson has announced the birth of their first child together. 

Marina Balmasheva, 35, from Russia, married her new husband Vladimir 'Vova' Shavyrin, now 21, ahead of welcoming their baby girl, who has not yet been named. 

The Russian blogger - with more than half a million followers on Instagram - has known Vladimir since he was seven after previously being married to his father Alexey Shavyrin, 45, who now cares for their five adopted children. 

She divorced Alexey after 10 years together and he has previously accused her of seducing his son when he came home on holiday from university.

Deeper Life School: Court commences trial under closed-door

The trial of the Deeper Life High School s3xual abuse case commenced on Wednesday in Uyo, with the magistrate court holding its proceedings under closed-door.

Two students of the school, both of them 13 years old, accused of s3xually molesting a fellow student, an 11-year-old boy, are being prosecuted by the police.

Five officials of the school, including a suspended principal, are also on trial.

An official, said to be the court registrar, asked people, including lawyers, who were not parties in the case, to leave the courtroom before the proceedings began.

Harrowing moment mum calls police saying her daughter has been r*ped by her dad

A police documentary series has revealed the chilling moment a woman calls the police and says her daughter was r*ped by her own dad.

In the second episode of 999: What's Your Emergency which aired on January 18, a woman tells an emergency call handler: "My daughter, she's come home upset saying that her dad got her drunk last night and put her in bed with him and they had s.e.x or he's touched her."

The call handler reassured the weeping mum and the dad was arrested under Section Two of the S.e.xual Offences Act, YorkshireLive reports.

A detective sergeant, who interviewed the suspect, said: "When I first looked at the case it was clearly an extremely serious allegation and the absolute horror of what has actually happened and what that victim has gone through."

Kaduna artist, Jesse Josh makes a portrait of Joe Biden

And it's beautiful! 

Tax expert, Victor Adegite never died of covid-19, family releases statement

The Adegite family has denied the news that Tax expert, Victor Adegite who waved the world by on the 18th of January, 2021 did not die of covid-19 has widely reported.

According to the statement released this today by his family, the tax expert dies after a brief illness.

''Victor died after a brief illness on the 18th of January 2021. While we grapple with the large vacuum his demise has created in our hearts, we were further saddened to see various false posts on social media that Victor Adegite had died of COVID-19. This is FALSE news'', part of the statement read.  Full statement below...

Lady drags pastor to court for deceiving her with marriage promise in Adamawa

One week after the police in Adamawa State detained two Pentecostal pastors in connection with alleged infidelity, another female evangelist, Kwanye Tumba, has dragged the Pastor of House Chapel in Karewa, Yola North LGA of the state, to Criminal Area Court II for alleged refusal to marry her.

Evangelist Kwanye told the Nuhu Musa Garta-led court that the 28-year-old pastor, Marwa Tumba, had promised to marry her, but dumped her for another girl after squandering her hard-earned money and wasted her life.

She told the court that she first met the man of God after a prayer meeting at Yolde Pate, a suburb of Yola South LGA in 2019, during which he told her that he saw a vision that she got a husband.

Just in: Zimbabwean foreign affairs minister dies of covid-19

Zimbabwe’s foreign affairs minister Sibusiso Moyo is dead.

He died Wednesday, a day after testing positive for the coronavirus, acting chief secretary to the president and cabinet George Charamba said in a statement.

A close family member of Moyo also confirmed the death.

“It’s true my brother died of Covid-19. He tested positive yesterday,” the family member said.

He becomes the third government minister to succumb to Covid-19 since the pandemic hit the country in March 2020.

African countries to pay between $3 and $10 per vaccine dose

African countries will pay between $3 and $10 per vaccine dose to access 270 million Covid-19 shots secured this month by the African Union (AU), according to a draft briefing on the plan prepared by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and provided to Reuters.

The document, which was shared with Reuters by two sources, provides the first public details on the prices manufacturers are offering African nations outside of the COVAX global vaccine sharing scheme led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the GAVI vaccine alliance.

Although the prices are heavily discounted compared to what wealthier nations are paying, some experts worry about countries already struggling to manage the economic fallout of the pandemic having to borrow more money to protect their people.

Trump talked out of pardoning self and Republican lawmakers

President Donald Trump received an unsettling warning on his final Saturday night in the White House.

Huddled for a lengthy meeting with his legal advisers, Trump was warned the pardons he once hoped to bestow upon his family and even himself would place him in a legally perilous position, convey the appearance of guilt and potentially make him more vulnerable to reprisals.

So, too, was Trump warned that pardons for Republican lawmakers who had sought them for their role in the Capitol insurrection would anger the very Senate Republicans who will determine his fate in an upcoming impeachment trial.

White House counsel Pat Cipollone and another attorney who represented Trump in his first impeachment trial, Eric Herschmann, offered the grave warnings as Trump, his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner listened. Other lawyers joined by telephone. They all told Trump he should not pardon himself, his family or any GOP lawmakers in a prospective manner unless he was prepared to list specific crimes.

Oh dear! Retired Archbishop of Church of Uganda SUSPENDED over affair with MARRIED woman

A Retired Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali has been banned from carrying out priestly duties following his alleged involvement in an extra-marital affair with a married woman.

It is alleged that the Archbishop emeritus sired a child with a married woman last year.

“…I have informed retired Archbishop Ntagali that he is not permitted to function sacramentally, preach or represent the Church of Uganda in any way until further notice,” said Dr Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu, in a January 13 letter to Anglican Bishops under the Global Anglican Future Conference, while announcing the suspension of his predecessor.

Did Yahaya Bello just confirm divorce from 3rd wife, Hafiza?

The executive Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello has been honoured with the award for the ‘Most Gender Sensitive Governor of the Year.’ 

According to the organisers of the award and other executive members of National Council of Women Societies(NCWS), they stated that the nomination and recognition of Gov. Yahaya Bello was in view of his purposeful and conscious effort by his administration in the continuous appointment of women into sensitive and strategic offices in the leadership structure of Kogi state.

Governor Bello, while receiving the award expressed gratitude to the Organisers and thanked them for their reputable and notable honour. 

Foreigners without face masks punished with push-ups in Indonesia [video]

Foreigners caught not wearing face masks on the Indonesian resort island of Bali are being subject to an unusual punishment: push-ups. 

Video footage circulating on social media this week shows tourists in T-shirts and shorts being made to do the exercise in sweltering tropical heat as masked security officials stood over them. 

Bali authorities made wearing a face mask in public mandatory last year as Indonesia battled a raging Covid-19 outbreak. 

In recent days, however, scores of foreigners have been caught without face coverings, said security official Gusti Agung Ketut Suryanegara. 

Herdsmen quit notice: Ondo Government fires back, says FG emotionally attached to Fulani herdsmen

The Ondo State Government has stated that Nigeria’s unity is under threat because President Muhammadu Buhari’ led administration is emotionally attached to Fulani herdsmen.

The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo was reacting to the statement by the Presidency against the directive of the State government banning the operation of unregistered Fulani herdsmen in its forest.

President Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu had condemned the directive by the Ondo State government.

However, Ojogo insisted that Shehu’s comment was inimical to the existence of Nigeria.

NIN registration: FG announces new deadline

The Federal Government has extended the deadline for Nigerians to register and link their National Identification Number (NIN) to their SIM cards before February 9, 2021.

This information was posted on the official Twitter handle of the NIMC.

The NIMC had initially given a January 19 deadline for those with NIN and February 9 for those without NIN.

The tweet reads: “All Nigerians and legal residents are advised to enroll for their national identification number (NIN) and link them before February 9th, 2021. Enroll for your national identification NUMBER (NIN) today!!!. Please remember, NIN enrollment is FREE.”

Full Transcript of Donald Trump’s Farewell speech

Below is the full transcript of Donald Trump's farewell speech as he leaves office;

''My fellow Americans: Four years ago, we launched a great national effort to rebuild our country, to renew its spirit, and to restore the allegiance of this government to its citizens. In short, we embarked on a mission to make America great again— for all Americans.

As I conclude my term as the 45th President of the United States, I stand before you truly proud of what we have achieved together. We did what we came here to do—and so much more.

This week, we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous. We extend our best wishes, and we also want them to have luck—a very important word.

Timi Dakolo talks about his past dreams as he turns 40

Timi Dakolo is 40 today and he is reminiscing on his past dreams, lol.

The singer says he wanted to work in shell and then take his granny overseas too.

Today, the dream is different. He just wants to live a quality life and laugh as hard as he can.

''Happy Birthday To me. I am so overjoyed. I can’t believe I am 40. It was just yesterday I was writing Waec and doing revision on my PN Okeke. It was just yesterday I was dreaming working in Shell and stay in shell camp. Take my granny abroad and buy her everything. Anyways. I just want to live a quality life and laugh as hard as I can.The 4th floor of life looks great'', he wrote.

Check out this beautifully designed car made in Ghana [video]

Anyway Ghanaians are just like Nigerians. 

Instead of praising the man who put it together, they started asking why the car is sounding like a generator and the mockery went on and on. 

Kontinu o, that's how to make Africa great. 

A video of the beautiful machine below...

Busola celebrates husband, Timi Dakolo as he turns 40

Timi Dakolo is 40 today and his wife, Busola can't calm.

She took to Instagram to celebrate her man writing the big day is here!

Sharing two photos of her man, the photographer wrote; 

''The big day is here! Happy 40th birthday my love @timidakolo. Please pray for my sweetheart and also remember to gift him something from his list.''

6 days on... Bobi Wine still under house arrest, speaks/

It has been six days since Bobi Wine, the man who came out second in the just concluded Ugandan Presidential election, has been placed under house arrest.

Bobi Wine, his family, and staff have all been restricted from leaving their house.

He shared a family photo yesterday on twitter disclosing it's been SIX DAYS.

''Day Six under house arrest and we're still stuck with an 18 months old baby who had paid a visit to her auntie (my wife ) be4 we were raided  & besieged. The Dad has been denied access to her. We have run out of food and milk. No one is allowed to leave or come into our compound.''

Trump pardons Lil Wayne, Kodak Black in last-minute spree

Donald Trump granted pardons to rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black on Tuesday night as part of a last-minute spree that saw Trump issue clemency to many political allies on his final full day in office.

Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, pleaded guilty on a federal weapons charge last year and received a full pardon. Kodak Black, whose real name is Bill Kapri, received a commutation after being charged in 2019 with falsifying information on federal forms to buy firearms.

Bradford Cohen, the attorney for both rappers, confirmed that both rappers were granted clemency. 

“President Trump and his administration have been tireless advocates on behalf of the African-American community,” Cohen says. “These pardons are a perfect example of this administration following up on its reforms and commitments.”

FFK finally accepts Trump's defeat, waves him goodbye

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has finally given up the fight against non-trump fans and Biden, waving his great motivator bye from office. Trump leaves office today.

Recall FFK had always said Trump would be sworn in for a second term and even when Trump insisted he won and that Americans would see this ''fact'', FFK danced behind him -- fully supporting him on twitter -Trump's favourite microphone before he got banned.

Anyway Mr Fani has given up and has now waved his ''friend'' bye.

Waving him bye, FFK shared his photo and wrote; ''You stood against evil, fought a good fight and shone your light upon the world. No-one can take that from you. Proud of you: now and always. Farewell and Godspeed President Donald J. Trump.''

Shorty but a baddie! Moyo Lawal shows off fierce body

She showed off her bugatti body captioning it: ''Shorty but a baddie ... #moyobuggati #ML''

Truth be told SHE GOT IT!