Saturday, January 9, 2021

We killed girl, removed her vagina for N500k - Bauchi ritualists

Two suspects arrested in Bauchi over ritual killing of a little girl have been telling the police why they embarked on the dastardly act.

A news website, PRNigeria reported that the suspects, in an audio clip of the interrogation confessed that a marabou (native doctor) contracted them to bring the vagi'na of a little girl for ritual purposes for the sum of N500, 000.

The two suspects, Abdulkadir Wada, 19, and Adamu Abdulrauf, 20, made the confession during their interrogation by officers of the Bauchi State Police Command after they were arrested.

Speaking in Hausa, Wada, the chief culprit, said both he and his accomplice, Abdulrauf, had gone to Kwata, the area where the latter’s elder brother, who is married, is staying.

Court dismisses certificate forgery case against Obaseki

A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the alleged certificate forgery suit brought against Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and one of its members, Edobor Williams.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed, in a judgment a moment ago, held that the plaintiffs failed to prove their claim that Obaseki forged the academic certificates that he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before the last governorship election in the state.

The judge found as lazy, the attitude of the plaintiffs, who did no make any efforts to cross-check from the University of Ibadan (UI) and the West African Examination Council (WAEC), the two institutions that issued the certificates they claimed Obaseki forged.

Alaafin postpones 50 years coronation anniversary

Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has postponed indefinitely his 50 years coronation anniversary in the aftermath of the ravaging coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

This is contained in a statement he personally signed and issued to newsmen on Saturday.

The oba ascended the throne on Jan. 14, 1971, aged 31.

Oba Adeyemi, who had made adequate arrangement for an elaborate ceremony, said it was important to postpone the event.

Seven feared dead as Amotekun Corps operatives clash with Fulani herdsmen in Oyo community

No fewer than seven people have been confirmed dead after operatives of Amotekun engaged some Fulani herdsmen in Oyo State.

The incident reportedly occurred at Aiyete in Ibarapa North Local government area of the state on Saturday.

Daily post correspondent gathered that men of Oyo State Security Network also known as Amotekun Corps engaged the Fulani herdsmen in a fight.

 The clash started at Okebi village in Aiyete but the cause of the fight was not ascertained as at the time of filing this report.

Nigerians react as FFK announces arrival of his newborn

Tongues have begun to wag on social media after former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode announced the arrival of a new born baby today.

The question many people asked the ex-minister is; who is the mother of the baby?

FFK had taken to twitter today to share a photo of him carrying a new born baby, as he wrote: “Welcome to the world son! You are a great blessing. I am so happy and so proud of you.

“God bless and keep you now and always. You shall fulfill your purpose and achieve destiny.”

Nollywood actor, Jim Lawson Maduike is dead

Nollywood actor, Jim Lawson Maduike has reportedly passed away.

According to reports, the veteran actor slept and didn’t wake up the following morning. Another report claims that the Imo state thespian allegedly died after complaining of body pains at around 12 pm on Saturday, January 9, 2020.

Before his death, Maduike was a famous Nollywood actor, radio broadcaster, writer, voice-over artist, filmmaker and a television personality.

He joined the Nollywood movie industry in 2004 and has since acted in more than 150 movies.

Missing Indonesian plane with 62 people on board has likely crashed into the sea - Rescuers

Missing Sriwijaya Air plane with 62 people on board which lost contact after taking off from Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on a domestic flight today is suspected to have been found.

Rescuers said suspected debris had been found in the sea off the city.

The Boeing 737-500, en route to Pontianak in West Kalimantan, disappeared from radar screens after taking off just after 2.30 p.m. (0730 GMT).

Indonesian Transport Minister Budi Karya told a news conference that 62 people had been aboard, including 12 crew. Another official had said earlier there were 56 passengers and six crew.

Two-year-old survives after being driven over twice by a car

A child in Switzerland survived after being driven over twice by a car, police-reported on Saturday.

A driver was moving his car to a different parking spot in the town of Oberentfelden on Friday evening when he ran over the 2-year-old boy on a small balance bike.

When the boy’s mother shouted out at the 53-year-old man, he put the car in reverse and rolled over him a second time, police spokesperson Adrian Bieri told dpa.

The boy sustained bone fractures, but he remained conscious and responsive after the accident, according to the spokesperson.

D’banj gifts wife expensive Hermes bag, cash gift

D’Banj has gifted his wife, Lineo Didi some amount of money and an expensive Hermes bag.

This was shared in a recent video shared on social media by the wife who took to her Instastories to show them off.

Captioning the video on her Instastories, she wrote;

“My Boyfriend”

This comes just days after welcoming their second child -- a girl.

Wizkid's babymama, Shola Ogudu miraculously survives car accident [photos]

Wizkid's first baby mama, Shola Ogudu has miraculously escaped from a car accident.

This happened yesterday, January 8th.

Shola Ogudu took to her Twitter handle to share some images from the accident thanking God for saving her.

Sharing photos from the crash, she wrote “Thank God for LIFE. 11:11

Devil is a LIAR!!!!!”

Soyinka warns about Amotekun becoming another SARS

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has warned that South-West Security Network Agency, also known as Amotekun, must not become another Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force.

Soyinka stated this on Saturday, while featuring on Arise TV.

The revered author noted that men of the Amotekun Corps, must be trained on the issue of ethics, so that they do not become more brutal and ruthless than the defunct SARS.

Ondo and Oyo States have launched the security outfit, which was endorsed by six South-West states last year.

Indonesian plane with 50 aboard missing after take-off

An Indonesian Boeing 737-500 plane with 50 people on board has been declared missing minutes after take-off.

The Sriwijaya Air flight lost contact after taking off from Indonesian capital Jakarta on Saturday.

It was on its way to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province. Pontianak is a city on the island of Borneo, part of the Indonesian archipelago.

Sriwijaya Air said it was still gathering more detailed information regarding the flight before it can make any statement.

FCMB scandal: Moyo Thomas breaks her silence [full text]

Moyo Thomas, the former FCMB staff accused of having two children for Adam Nuru, the managing director of the bank has spoken up at last.

Reacting to the allegation in a statement late Friday, Moyo Thomas denied the allegations, while insisting that her late husband was the father of her two kids.

“On no occasion did I ever tell him he was not the father of our two children. It is therefore deliberate falsehood and certainly malicious to allege and insinuate that I informed him that the children are not his. The children still bear his name. Only God knows why he died in an untimely period. It is not in my place, or anyone’s place to play God and talk with certainty as to the cause of his death, without proven medical facts.

Kaduna health commissioner tests positive for COVID-19

Amina Mohammed-Baloni the Kaduna State Commissioner for Health has tested positive for COVID-19.

Mohammed-Baloni made the revelation on social media via her Twitter handle on Friday, in a series of tweets while noting that she has gone into isolation.

She wrote: “Following notification that I have tested positive for COVID-19, I have proceeded into isolation for the necessary treatment,” she said.

“I look forward to quick and complete recovery from this infection.

Singer accuses Zlatan of ''stealing'' his already released song

Nigerian rapper Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael, Zlatan Ibile has been called out by an upcoming artist, Keanzo Abami for allegedly using his song without crediting him 

Taking to Twitter, Keanzo accused the Zanku master of intellectual theft involving the recreation of a song he made in 2019.

“I am a single father trying to erk a living from music, but @zlatan_ibile has decided to take my content without my permission. I sang “My Life” in 2019 and in January 2021, Zlatan is using my intellectual property without reaching out to me. #ZlatanCheatsKeanzo,” he wrote.

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Black Saturday in India as fire kills ten newborn babies

It;s a black saturday in India! 

Ten newborn babies died today in a fire at a state-run hospital in western India, officials have said.

There were 17 infants in the unit for sick newborn babies when the fire broke out in the early hours of Saturday at the Bhandara District General Hospital in Maharashtra state.

Seven infants died due to smoke suffocation, and three from burn injuries, Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope told reporters.

Seven babies were rescued by the nurses and ward staff.

Orisabunmi contributed greatly to Nollywood’s growth –Latin

President of the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Producers Association of Nigeria, Bolaji Amusan, aka Mr Latin, has said he was shocked when he heard about the death of veteran actress, Folake Aremu, better known as Orisabunmi, who passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, after a brief illness.

Speaking in an interview with Saturday Beats, Mr Latin said, “I am still in shock about Orisabunmi’s death. Everybody was shocked about her death.

 She contributed her quota to the development of Nollywood. Even in our association, TAMPAN, she was always there for us. She contributed financially and physically. She was always there to lend her voice to any important issue. 

Acting as ‘ritualist’ doesn’t make me one –Kanayo O Kanayo

Kanayo O Kanayo, has made an indelible mark in Nollywood and the story of the film industry cannot be told without according him his pride of place. 

However, the actor has also had to deal with the impression some people have of him as a ‘ritualist’ because he has played the role of an occultist in movies several times.

During the week, Kanayo, who is also a politician, had uploaded a picture on his Instagram page of the hundredth birthday of Ezinne Anyanwu, the mother of an actor, Chika Anyanwu. One of his young followers then made a comment that he was surprised the old woman had not been used for ‘blood money’ rituals by Kanayo.

While many thought the actor would take offence with the comment, he told Saturday Beats during an interview that things like that did not bother him. he said, “Many of our youths are not focused and they see the social media as a place to get back at some people.

Nigerian man based in Canada dies on his birthday [photos]

A 47-year-old Nigerian man, Nafike Malafa Bala based in Canada has died on his birthday.

The University of Jos graduate died on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, which happened to be his birthday.

The cause of his death was not mentioned. He is survived by wife, children, mother and siblings. 

Meanwhile, friends have taken to Facebook to mourn his demise.

See some of the heartbreaking tributes below....

Tracy Chapman wins $450K in copyright suit against Nicki Minaj

Avoiding trial, Minaj makes an offer for illicitly using 'Baby Can I Hold You,' and Chapman accepts it.

The cost of taking another songwriter's work without permission and illicitly leaking a remade version is $450,000. That's what Nicki Minaj will be paying Tracy Chapman to satisfy her copyright infringement claims over "Sorry," a derivative of "Baby Can I Hold You."

On Thursday, documents became public in California federal court reflecting the fact that Chapman had accepted Minaj's offer of judgment.

 As a result, the two will not proceed to a trial later this year. By accepting Minaj's offer, Chapman not only scores a win in the case and $450,000, the esteemed singer also avoids being responsible for costs had a jury eventually decided her claims weren't worth that amount.

How I aided Benue robbery kingpin, Gana, with charms made from human parts —Chief priest

The man believed to be the brains behind the acclaimed supernatural powers of the late notorious robbery kingpin and militia leader in Benue State known as Gana, Mr Ugbe Lorlumun, has been arrested by the police.

Lorlumun had inherited Gana’s gang after the latter’s death and had carried on as the leader until soldiers arrested him in Katsina Ala, the home town of the late dreaded militia leader, last month.

Reputed as the chief priest to the late Gana, Lorlumun said he owned a shrine from where he prepared charms with human parts and also owned a human blood boiling pot from which he was able to see the enemies of the late Gana and target them from his shrine.

S.e.x without consent in marriage is r*pe -Halima Abubakar

Actress, Halima Abubakar, is of the opinion that a man should never have s.e.x with his partner without her consent.

Speaking in an interview with Saturday Beats, she said, “There have been reports that some homes broke up because of s.e.x but I am sorry to say this, some people are limited in their s3xual expression because of religion. 

Some women just lie down there (during s.e.x) because they are scared of expressing themselves. But, men can encourage their women to be more expressive, without using abusive languages.

“Also, if the woman is not in the mood, her wishes should be respected. There are other things, aside from s.e.x, that a man should concern himself with.

Trump supporter who broke into US Speaker’s office arrested

Richard Barnett, President Donald Trump’s supporter, who broke into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office, has been apprehended.

Barnett posed for pictures and stole mail from her desk. He was arrested on Friday in Little Rock, Arkansas, and has been charged with three federal counts.

The charges are entering a restricted building, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and stealing public property.

West Virginia state Republican lawmaker Derrick Evans has also been charged with illegal entry.

Twitter also permanently suspends Donald Trump’s account

#Twitter has also permanently suspended United States President Donald Trump’s account due to the risk of further incitement of violence after hundreds of his supporters stormed the US Capitol.

“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” the company said in a statement on Friday.

Social media platforms have come under growing pressure to take further action against Trump in the wake of Wednesday’s riot, where crowds of Trump supporters breached the building amid chaotic scenes in which at least five people died.

Facebook announced on Thursday that Trump would be blocked from using the platform for the remainder of his term.

Body of missing lady found in mortuary in Rivers

Miss Beauty Ngegbarane, a 20-year-old lady who declared missing in Rivers State on Christmas Day has been found dead.

The remains of the lady who reportedly left home to visit one Pastor Side Masodje alleged to be her lover was found at a mortuary in Ahaoda, headquarters of Ahoada East local government area of Rivers State.

The mortuary management said her corpse was brought in on December 26, 2020 as a car accident victim.

It was learnt that the Pastor Masodje who was arrested and detained after the lady was declared missing has been granted bail by the police.

Nigerian Governors to take Covid-19 vaccine on live TV

Many Nigerian governors will be given COVID-19 vaccine on live television to encourage Nigerians to accept the vaccine, an official has said.

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, who addressed journalists in Abuja after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, said he and his colleagues had accepted to do so.

“Absolutely,” Mr Fayemi answered when asked if governors will also take the vaccines on live television. “We too will like to demonstrate to our citizens that we believe that vaccines would work.”

“Don’t forget, we have a lot of experience on this. Governors Forum managed the polio vaccines administration in the country and we have garnered a lot of experience,” said Mr Fayemi, the chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum.

Friday, January 8, 2021

Wedding invitation: Alleged 83-year old man set to wed 16-year old girl in Nigeria

A social media user has shared the wedding invitation between an Alhaji whose age was pit at 83 to a girl whose age is said to be 16.

The wedding invite was shared online and was welcomed with mixed reactions.

Alhaji Yushu'a Suleiman and the girl, Amina Mohammed are expected to tie the knot tomorrow, January 9th, 2021.

Video: Any girl that wants flowers this valentine should start planting it now - Dj Bign

Mavin DJ, Bign has advised any Nigerian girl who wants flowers this valentine to start planting it.

He emphasized on them planting it with a particular type of soil so it can grow quickly.


The video below...

''Act your age'', Tacha drags Shade Ladipo over Nicki Minaj

Lmao... like Tacha won't grown older. Or like she is the youngest celebrity lol.

So Tacha Akide is giving it back to media personality, Shade Ladipo after mocking her for celebrating her Nicki Minaj win.

The American rapper this week followed Tacha on instagram and Tacha immediately bragged about it, telling others SHE IS NOT THEIR MATE.

Reacting to this, Shade mocked her for being excited over an Instagram following, and advised her fans to chose their fave carefully.

Federal Government may impose another lockdown if covid-19 cases continue to rise – PTF

The Federal Government has said it will have no option other than to impose a fresh lockdown on the country if the rising cases of Covid-19 infections recorded lately continues.

The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Sani Aliyu, stated this during a briefing in Abuja.

The PTF Coordinator said the rising Covid-19 infections recorded of recent in the country were concerning and might require a fresh lockdown.

Aliyu said, “If these numbers continue to go up and we start having significant deaths, we will have no option. If we do not want to lock down, now is the time to make sure that we follow the non-pharmaceutical interventions.”

Meet the youngest king in Nigeria -- 10-year-old, Akubuisi who took over the throne after the demise of his father

Akubuisi Okonkwo has emerged the youngest king in Nigeria.

He was crowned the king of Iyiora Anam kingdom in Anambra West Local Government Area of Anambra State.

This is coming after the demise of his father, his Royal Highness, Igwe Onyeachonam Okonkwo, the Olame 1 of Iyiora Anam. 

His father also, when emerged the king was the youngest at the time and ruled till he passed on.

The young king is expected to rule till he passes on too. He is now the Olanme11 of Iyiora Anam.

Iran bans import of US, UK Covid-19 vaccines over trust

Iran's Supreme Leader on Friday banned the government from importing Covid-19 vaccines from the United States and Britain, labelling the Western powers "untrustworthy", as the infection spreads in the Middle East’s hardest-hit country.

In a live televised speech, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei raised the prospect of the two Western countries, long-time adversaries of the Islamic Republic, possibly seeking to spread the infection to other countries.

He added however that Iran could obtain vaccines "from other reliable places". He gave no details, but China and Russia are both allies of Iran.

Photos: Check out the interior of E-Money's Anambra mansion

This is the interior of E-Money's newly completed mansion in Anambra state..

More photos and a video of the Edifice below too.

NIMC workers to suspend strike and resume on Monday

Workers of the National Identity Management Commission have suspended the industrial action which they embarked upon on Thursday over the fear of Covid-19 spread in the agency.

It was gathered that the workers decided to put the strike on hold after a meeting with the Federal Government, where it was agreed that the demands of the employees would be addressed.

The President, Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, NIMC Unit, Asekokhai Lucky, confirmed the suspension of the strike.

He said workers of the commission across the country were being contacted to resume work by Monday and begin the enrolment of citizens for National Identity Numbers.

I won't attend Biden's inauguration, Donald Trump says

President Donald Trump will not be attending President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, he announced in a tweet on Friday morning.

"To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th," Trump said .

Trump is now apparently sent to join a short list of outgoing presidents who've skipped the inaugurations of their successors: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, and Andrew Johnson. He's the first departing president since 1869 to refuse to attend their successor's inauguration.

The president's announcement on Friday came a day after he said there would be an "orderly transition on January 20th," and just two days after he provoked an attempted coup at the US Capitol.

Sick Kenyan man, 35, dies suddenly during s.e.x romp

A woman has been left devastated after her lover who appears to be sick collapsed and died while they were engaged in s.e.x romp.

The Kenyatta National Hospital theatre technician, 35, died at about 11 pm on Wednesday while in the company of his lover at their house in Dandora, Nairobi County, Kenya.

In a police report seen by Mediamax Digital, OB number 03/7/01/2021, the woman informed the Dandora Police Station via a mobile phone call of the lover’s sudden death early Thursday morning.

“[The man] fainted and died instantly while on the act. Police ransacked the house and found assorted drugs and medical reports,” the police report said.

Police officers took his body to the City Mortuary. The case is under investigation.

Eva Alordiah reveals why she left the music industry

Nigerian rapper and writer, Eva Alordiah has disclosed why left the music industry.

According to the former singer, she stopped making music to focus on herself and get to her core essence. A fan took to her comment section to ask why she stopped rapping and she disclosed the reason.

The fan wrote: “I still don’t know why you stopped making music,”

Eva responded and wrote: “I stopped to get back to my core essence. I stopped for me.” 

Allegation against Amotekun under probe, Makinde says

The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has said his administration is probing the alleged high-handedness of some members of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Operation Amotekun.

In a statement issued on his official Twitter handle, Makinde promised to address the issue, adding that his administration will not sit back and watch security operatives harass members of the public.

The Governor assured the people of the state that their welfare and security remains a top priority to his administration.

He said, “Following the recent events in Tapa, Ibarapa North Local Government Area, it becomes imperative that I once again reassure the good people of Oyo State that our administration is doing everything in its power to address security issues in our state.

Covid-19: Postpone NIN registration, Ali Baba urges FG

Comedian Ali Baba, on Friday, urged the Federal Government to postpone the National Identification Number registration exercise in order to curb the spread of coronavirus infection amid the second wave of the pandemic.

According to him, whatever purpose the government wants to achieve with the exercise could be achieved later after the pandemic had subsided.

Ali Baba spoke on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme.

Footballer John Ogu reminisces on his career so far

Nigerian international footballer, Ugochukwu John Ogu has recounted how he started football internationally and how ofcourse people betrayed him in the cause of his career.

Getting excited about his 176k followers on twitter, Ogu says he doesn't believe he could get so much love like that and thanked his followers. He puts the beginning of his international career and where he is at the moment all thus;

I know a lot of people are like What’s up with JOHN OGU? Is he done playing? I know a lot of y’all are like chaii and I love that guy so much. Guy is so passionate for the Super Eagles and so on. Truth is a lot of people I trusted failed me in my career moving forward.

Fraudster injects 92 year-old woman with fake Covid-19 vaccine in UK

A fraudster claiming to work for the NHS injected a 92-year-old woman with a fake Covid-19 vaccine, City of London Police has said.

Detectives are hunting the man who charged the victim in Surbiton, south-west London, £160.

Police said it was "crucial" he was caught as soon as possible as he "may endanger people's lives".

Det Insp Kevin Ives described it as a "disgusting and totally unacceptable assault".