Saturday, February 6, 2021

Chinese actress shares shocking photos of nose job

A rising Chinese actress is warning the public about the dangers of plastic surgery by sharing shocking photos of her “nightmare” nose job.

Gao Liu posted the photos on China’s Weibo platform on Tuesday, showing blackened dead flesh on the tip of her nose, according to the South China Morning Post.

“The skin on the tip of my nose became darker and darker, and my nose became necrotic,” she wrote.

She shared with her five million followers that she’s contemplated suicide and even lost several acting jobs following the surgery.

Two Mexican traffickers accused of trying to smuggle $90m worth of drugs into US

Two Mexican drug traffickers tried to smuggle more than two tons of methamphetamine and 100,000 fentanyl pills into the U.S., prosecutors alleged Friday.

The drugs were worth more than $90 million had they hit the streets, said Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, who heads the DEA’s New York Division.

Jose Gastelum-Torres and Alejandro Gastelum-Vega were arrested in Sinaloa, Mexico on Jan. 29 after the Mexican Navy tracked their boat traveling from Las Arenitas, Sinaloa through the Gulf of California to drop off the drugs, according to a complaint filed in Manhattan federal court.

The Mexican Navy found their boat in Topolobampo and arrested Gastelum-Torres, 53, and Gastelum-Vega, 33.

Federal executions were likely Covid-19 superspreader events

The flurry of federal executions performed in the last days of the Trump administration were likely coronavirus superspreader events, a new analysis from the Associated Press shows.

At least 33 prisoners on death row tested positive for the deadly virus between Dec. 16 and Dec. 20, according to the report.

Inmate infections ramped up after the executions of Alfred Bourgeois Dec. 11 and Brandon Bernard Dec. 10. The virus also spread among execution support staff, witnesses and at least one Zen Buddhist priest --Yusuf Ahmed Nur.

Nur was there acting as a spiritual advisor for Orlando Cordia Hall, who was executed Nov. 19. He tested positive for the virus just days layer.

Indonesian village turns red after flooding hits dye factory

A small Indonesian town briefly turned red after a dye factory was flooded Saturday causing the streets to flow with blood-red water.

Pictures of motorcyclists zipping through the deluge just south of Central Java’s Pekalongan city soon flooded social media, where some users worried about them being shared out of context, Reuters reported.

“I am so afraid if this photo gets into the bad hands of hoax spreaders,” Twitter user Ayah E Arek-Arek wrote. “Fear mongering narratives about signs that it is the end of the world, bloody rain etc.”

The town is a traditional producer of batik, a traditional technique using wax-resistant dying, and as others pointed out online, it’s not uncommon for flood waters to come in hues of green and purple too.

Father, son held as thugs invade Osun school, beat principal

Osun State Police command on Saturday said a father, (name not given), and his son said to be a student of Oduduwa Secondary School, Ile Ife, are being held following the invasion of the school by some thugs.

The said student, Adejuwon Adeyeni, who is a SSS 3 in the school, joined by his father and some suspected thugs who reportedly invaded the school and beat up the principal, Mr. Ademola Sanusi, after he was corrected for a misdemeanor.

A source in the school, who preferred not to be named, told The Punch that Adejuwon had dressed inappropriately to the school.

“But he was corrected by the principal. But the correction did not go down well with the student, as he later returned with some people and attacked the principal,” the source said.

Ex-Eagles star, Yisa Sofoluwe on life support at LUTH

Former Super Eagles defender Yisa Sofoluwe is currently on life support at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.

Sofoluwe had been diagnosed for mild cerebral atrophy at the Prince and Life Medical Hospital, Ikorodu, Lagos, but was moved to LUTH on Friday after his medical condition became worse.

He is currently on oxygen and is battling to survive.

“He’s on oxygen as we speak and that’s between life and death. He has been transferred to LUTH for intensive care. He needs adequate treatment to recover well. I’m calling on Nigerians to come to his aid”, ex-international Waidi Akanni told The Punch.

Sofoluwe had 40 caps and scored one goal for Nigeria and was a member of the Eagles squads which reached the final of the 1984 and 1988 AFCON tournaments.

I killed my wife for cheating on me — 28-year-old artisan

A 28-year-old artisan, Chukwuemeka Obijiofor of Ofufe Nza village in the Ekwusigo LGA of Anambra State who last month killed his wife and child said he killed the woman because he found out she was cheating on him with some unknown men.

He also confessed to killing his child because his wife confirmed to him that the boy was not his and that he may have been gripped by unknown spirits, which compelled him to kill both of them.

The suspect who killed the victims with a shovel was on Saturday paraded before journalists at the Anambra State Police Command Headquarters, Amawbia by the spokesperson of the Command, CSP Haruna Mohammed.

Obijiofor who spoke to Daily Post said, “On that fateful day, I had gone to borrow money from a client to take to her (wife) so that she can cook food early and not wait for me to come back before cooking.

Nigerians not preparing for God’s kingdom - Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said developments and happenings in the country show that people are not preparing for the Kingdom of God.

Obasanjo, who was the Guest of Honour during the dedication of the St. Moses Orimolade Holy Land, the Cenotaph of C&S Founder, on Saturday, said most people are acting as if everything starts and ends on Earth.

“The situation we have in the country today does not show we are preparing for the kingdom of God but we have to be prepared.”

“There is always a day of reckoning. Christianity was brought to us and many of our people made great contributions and they are unsung heroes now. Missionaries came but we have our own missionaries and leaders and Moses Orimolade was one of them.

Ex-president, Donald Trump returns to social media

Donald Trump dusted off his old Gab account for a social media comeback in the wake of his purge by Silicon Valley tech giants.

In his first post to the site since 8 January, Trump uploaded his lawyer’s response to demands he testifies at his second impeachment hearing next week.

Trump had resorted to releasing statements from the Office of the Former President after he and his campaign presence was scrubbed from the internet by Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, Snapchat, Twitch, Shopify, Stripe, and YouTube, among others.

While his return to social media was just a repost his lawyers’ letter, the phrasing carried the ex-president’s characteristic defiance, according to the Independent.

Atiku Rejects Shutdown Of Cryptocurrency Transactions

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has kicked against the shut down of Cryptocurrency transactions by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

In a statement released in the early hours of Saturday, Atiku said the move is wrong at a time of economic crisis.

Describing youth unemployment an emergency in the country, he wondered why the government decided to restrict the inflow of capital into the country.

“The number one challenge facing Nigeria is youth unemployment. In fact, it is not a challenge, it is an emergency. It affects our economy, and is exacerbating insecurity in the nation.

FRSC moves to enforce uniform colour for school buses

The Federal Road Safety Corps says it will soon commence the enforcement of a uniform colour for school buses in the Federal Capital Territory.

FRSC FCT Sector Commander, Mr Gora Wobin, disclosed this on Saturday in Abuja, during a stakeholders town hall meeting with school proprietors.

The town hall meeting was organised by the Lugbe unit command, of the FRSC, headed by its commander, Mr Ameen Adewale.

Wobin said that the move became necessary for easy identification of school buses by the FRSC, adding that it will augur well for proprietors to paint their school buses in the approved colour.

Kano approves N245 million for mass wedding

The Kano State Executive Council has approved N245 million for the conduct of mass wedding statewide.

A statement signed by the state Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammed Garbq and made available to newsmen disclosed this on Saturday.

The council also approved the release of N274.2 million to Kano Pillars FC to facilitate the smooth conduct of the 2020/2021 National Professional Football League season.

According to the statement, the Kano State Executive Council has also approved the release of N29. 3million for the 2020/2021 vaccination exercise in pastoral communities, which was suspended for three years because of the prevailing health risks and economic losses affecting some communities in the state.

In 2019 the state government had married off 1,500 couples drawn across the 44 local government areas of the state.

#EndSARS: Lagos panel approves reopening of Lekki tollgate

The judicial panel established by the Lagos State government to investigate the October 2020 Lekki shooting incident has approved the reopening of the Lekki tollgate.

The nine-man panel returned the control of the tollgate to the Lekki Concession Company, the operators, on Saturday, according to TheCable.

LCC had earlier prayed the panel to allow it to take over the plaza for repair and insurance claims since December 2020.

Why is it only actresses that are buying cars and houses in Nollywood? - Ruggedman questions

Ruggedman has questioned the reason why only actresses are the ones buying cars and houses in Nollywood and the actors not doing the same.

He took to twitter to ask the question, saying he wanted to come into Nollywood, but at this point he won;t be willing to come knowing it doesn't pay the male gender.

''My male actors in nollywood whats going on? Its just the females that are buying cars and building houses left and right. I wanted to come into nollywood but at this rate, I am not coming again'', the rapper tweeted.

I never hid my pregnancy from prying eyes - Actress Etinosa

Controversial actress, Etinosa Idemudia who welcomed a baby girl with her husband in December 2020 has expressed her joy as a first-time mum. In an encounter with Inside Nollywood, the Edo State-born declared that indeed, motherhood is a great feeling.

“It is the highest sense of responsibility and selflessness having to put someone else first before yourself. I am still learning and discovering lessons as a new mum. At the hospital when the matron put my baby in my arms, I was thrilled! In fact, that was the happiest moment of my life. It was better than how I felt on my wedding day,” she gushed.

On why she hid her pregnancy from prying public eyes she says: “I did not hide my pregnancy. I was working till I was seven months pregnant.

Mercy Aigbe shows off Ranger Rover a friend bought her

Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe was yesterday gifted a Range Rover SUV by her friend who is a business woman.

She showed of the machine on instagram writing ''New Whip ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜ God bless you @gleeoflife ๐Ÿ’ƒ''

Before then, a video had gone viral which showed the moment her friend -- Glee surprised her with the car. More photos below...

Social media dangerous to mental health – Susan Peters

There is no gainsaying the fact that social media now plays a big role in how people communicate and do certain things. Some people also believe that the number of followers a person has is a yardstick to measure the person’s popularity.

But, actress, Susan Peters, disagrees. 

In an interview with Punch, she said, “I don’t think social media followership should be a yardstick for determining a popular person.

 Many celebrities were already popular before Instagram came into existence. In some instances, there are people with so many followers but very few likes. Our profession is about make-believe. Not everyone lives the kind of lifestyle they portray on social media. 

Domestic violence: Lil Frosh rearrested, to be charged to court soon

Fast-growing rapper and Davido’s ex-artist, Sani Goriola Yusuf aka Lil Frosh who recently assaulted his ex-girlfriend, Gift has allegedly been rearrested by the police and awaiting trial.

Allegations of domestic violence had surfaced online in October 2020, where Lil Frosh was alleged to have been physically abusing Gift.

Gift had taken to her Instagram page that her estranged boyfriend, Lil Frosh, had hit her to a pulp; a piece of news that took the internet by storm.

It is also reported that he will soon be charged to court over the incident.

Employee killed as two tigers escape from Indonesian zoo

Two tigers escaped from a zoo in Indonesia’s West Kalimantan province, with one of the animals killing an employee who tried to stop them, according to local media reports on Saturday.

The white tigers ran away from Zinka Zoo in Singkawang district on Friday after a rain-triggered landslide and subsequent flooding damaged their enclosure, according to zoo official Elka Surya.

“The landslide created a big hole in the tigers’ enclosure, allowing them to escape,’’ Elka said, according to the state Antara news agency.

An employee tried to stop the tigers but was attacked and killed, Elka said.

Four Amotekun operatives hospitalized as hoodlums attack security outfit in Ibadan

No fewer than four (4) operatives of the Oyo State Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun have been hospitalized.

The operatives were attacked by some hoodlums in Ona Ara Local Government area on Friday.

They have been hospitalized as a result of injuries they sustained after the attack, Daily Post gathered.

The four operatives were on Friday rushed to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.

Anambra imposes curfew, orders work from home

Anambra State Government has imposed curfew to stop further spread of COVID-19 in the State

The State Governor, Willie Obiano, has equally ordered workers from levels 1-12 to vacate offices and start working from home with effect from Monday.

Also, he has threatened to close down markets and hospitals which refuse to follow the COVID -19 protocols.

The curfew, according to the government, would last from 9pm to 6am

Herdsmen/farmer crisis: Soldiers storm Ogun villages again!

For the second time, soldiers from 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta, Ogun State, have visited some villages in Yewa North Local Government Area, Ogun State, where they had earlier brutalised residents at the instance of some herdsmen.

In a report exclusively published by The Nation penultimate Saturday, the soldiers had reportedly escorted some herdsmen to some of the villages on December 19, 2020 and flogged many of the residents for refusing to allow the herdsmen to graze their cattle on their farmlands.

About 29 villages in the area had been attacked in recent times by terror herdsmen who were said to have camped at Eggua, a neighbouring town, from where they led their cattle to destroy farmlands within the Ketu-Yewa communities, which share borders with the Republic of Benin.

The affected villages include Ateru, Moro, Ologun, Agbon, Igbota, Ogunba-Aiyetoro, Oke-Odo, Ibore, Gbokoto, Iselu, Ijale, Ohunbe, Igbeme, Ijoun, Owode-Ketu, Igan-Alade, Lashilo, Oja Odan, Moro, Ologun, Iyana Meta, Igbooro, Egbeda and Kuse.

Davido reacts as lady tattoos him and his kids on her back

Davido has reacted to a video of a lady who tattooed his face and the faces of his children at her back.

In a recent Instastory post on Davido’s page, the singer acknowledged the fan’s love.

Sharing the tattoo video, O.B.O wrote, “Ahhhhhhhh.

E go shock anybody too now, lol

Investing in cows better than cryptocurrency – Adamu Garba

Adamu Garba, a former presidential aspirant, has opined that investing in cows is better any form of cryptocurrency business.

Garba was lending his voice to the latest instruction to Deposit Money Banks (DMBs), other Financial Institutions (OFIs) and Non-Bank Financial Institutions (NBFIs) against having any transactions in crypto or facilitating payments for crypto exchanges.

Reacting on Twitter, Adamu said the CBN took a proactive measure to protect Nigerians from fraudsters who deceive ordinary citizens & rid them of their earnings.

”Better Investments! Those who might have lost their monies through a shortcut business called Crypto should learn to invest on real assets, like cows, which assured of huge returns on investment.

Terrorism will soon be forgotten in Nigeria – Pastor Adeboye

General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye on Friday night said terrorism would soon be a thing of the past in Nigeria.

Speaking at the February edition of the Holy Ghost Service, Adeboye said apart from Nigeria, all other nations of the world would soon be free from terrorism.

According to him, any form of crisis that has a beginning must surly come to an end.

”In Job 1:6-13, the beginning of the crisis in the life of Job started. In Job 42:10, God turned the captivity of Job and returned to him double.

How herdsmen strangled my cousin to death over grazing –Akeredolu's aide

Some suspected Fulani herdsmen have reportedly killed a farmer, Mr Dayo Ibiye, on his farm at Ajowa Akoko in the Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State on Friday.

The deceased was said to be a cousin of the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on New Media, Mr Gani Muhammed-Ajowa.

Mohammed-Ajowa, who confirmed the incident, said the herdsmen and his cousin were involved in an altercation on Thursday when the herders grazed on his farm in the area.

He said Ibiye had warned them not to graze on his farm but the herders ignored him claiming that the farm and crops on it belonged to everyone.

WHO disqualifies Nigeria from Global vaccine bid

The World Health Organisation-led COVAX global initiative has failed to shortlist Nigeria for the Pfizer vaccines following its inability to meet the standard requirement of storing the vaccines at the required -70 degrees Celsius.

The Nigerian government had stated that it was expected to receive 100,000 doses through the COVAX initiative, which was set up to ensure rapid and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for all countries, regardless of income level.

Speaking at a virtual press conference which Saturday PUNCH attended, the Director, WHO, African Region, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, said only four African countries were shortlisted for the Pfizer vaccine out of the 13 that applied.

Moeti said WHO could not risk the Pfizer vaccines being wasted.

Military arrests fake soldier, NSCDC personnel, others in Jos

The Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), has arrested Mahmud Mohmmed and Nuhu Ochofo, for impersonating as a soldier and personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), respectively in Jos.

Maj.-Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, the Commander of the task force, paraded the suspects on Friday in Jos.

According to him, the suspects, who use their fake identity to commit crimes in the state, were jointly arrested around Rayfield community of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau.

Okonkwo said the fake soldier was arrested wearing full military uniform, while the other was caught with fake identity card of the NSCDC.

WTO job: Okonjo-Iweala reacts to US’ support for her

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has reacted to United States’ support for her candidacy for the World Trade Organisation’s job.

The US on Friday backed the Nigerian for the Director General position at WTO after it blocked her from being appointed in October 2020.

Following Yoo Myung-hee’s withdrawal from the race on Friday, that made Okonjo-Iweala the sole candidate for the job.

A statement from the Office of the US Trade Representative on Friday said “The United States takes note of today’s decision by the Republic of Korea’s Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee to withdraw her candidacy for Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).”

Actresses just show off, not more successful than actors — Jumoke Odetola

Actress and producer, Jumoke Odetola has said actresses just show off and that they are not more successful then the male ones,

In a chat with Tofarati Ige, she explains it this way when asked;

In the movie industry, women seem to be more successful. Why do you think that is so?

''It is not actually what people think it is. On a lighter note though, it is indeed women that run the world. A man could put on an outfit that costs over N1m yet look simple. But, a woman could spend N100,000 on an outfit and look so glamorous. That men don’t post certain things online does not mean they are not doing well. I know a lot of men in the industry that are doing very well but they are not putting it out there. 

When I got to know the worth of some of my male colleagues, I was quite shocked. But women tend to be louder. We talk more about things and love to show off.''

Nigeria records 1,624 new Covid-19 cases, toll now 137,654

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,624 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 137,654.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Friday.

“On the 5th of February 2021, 1624 new confirmed cases and 9 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

Till date, 137654 cases have been confirmed, 111639 cases have been discharged and 1641 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

FG lifts ban on Emirates as UAE suspends rapid tests

The Federal Government has lifted the ban it earlier placed on Emirates Airlines.

This is coming after the United Arab Emirates granted the carrier permission to withdraw the Rapid Antigen Testing done prior to the departure of Emirates flights from Nigeria, according to a letter by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.

Due to the development, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 directed the immediate lifting of the suspension placed on the operations of Emirates Airlines in Nigeria.

The letter signed by the Director-General of NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu expected the airline to comply with the directives by the PTF on COVID-19 and other protocols of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

“Emirates Airlines will be duly informed of ongoing enforcement actions by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority with regards to the established non-compliances to PTF directives and protocols as enumerated in our letter of February 4, 2021,” the letter read.

Lagos butcher arrested for defiling two stepdaughters

A butcher in the Ilasamaja area of Lagos State, Tunji Adeniran, has been arrested for alleged defilement of his two stepdaughters, Ope and Ola (pseudonyms), aged 10 and 14 respectively.

Adeniran, 40, had reportedly been molesting the girls, who are in Primary 5, for a long time until recently when Ola opened up to her class teacher.

City Round learnt that the teacher had during a class last week advised the pupils not to allow anyone touch their private parts when Ola suddenly burst into tears.

After the class, she was said to have taken the teacher into her confidence, narrating how Adeniran had allegedly serially abused her and her younger sister.

Adultery scandal: Apostle Suleman sues pastor for N5bn

The General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has sued a former Pastor at his church, Mike Davids, to the tune of N5bn for libel.

This was revealed by Apostle Suleman’s legal team in a statement on Friday.

The statement was in response to how Pastor Davids had sued Suleman for N2bn for allegedly interfering in his marriage to Pastor Faith Edeko who now heads the Utako branch of Omega Fire Ministries in Abuja.

Pastor Davids had alleged that his estranged wife confessed to sleeping with Apostle Suleman in the presence of their young daughter at a hotel, adding that his wife was hypnotised by Suleman.

US offers strong support to Okonjo-Iweala to lead WTO

US President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday offered its “strong support” to Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to lead the World Trade Organisation, AFP reports.

The move marks another sharp split with former President Donald Trump who paralysed the organisation and opposed the former Nigerian finance minister who was backed by many other countries.

The US Trade Representative in a statement cited her “wealth of knowledge in economics and international diplomacy” and said she had “proven experience managing a large international organization.”

Friday, February 5, 2021

Saudi currency equivalent to N315m seized at Abuja airport

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has taken into custody two suspects linked with the SAR3.1million (Saudi Arabian Riyal) seized at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Monday.

At the official exchange rate, the seized money translates to about N315milliion cash.

PT was, on Friday, informed by sources familiar with the case but not authorised to speak on it that the suspects and the money were apprehended by Customs officers on Monday.

They were handed over to the operatives of the Foreign Exchange Malpractices Section of the EFCC on Thursday, the sources said.

U.S. records over 4, 900 coronavirus deaths in one day

The number of deaths recorded in the U.S. in one day with a confirmed coronavirus infection has reached a new high as the authorities reported 4,942 deaths in one day.

This is according to data released by Johns Hopkins University (JHU) on Friday in Washington.

The previous high of 4,466 deaths was recorded on January 12.

According to the JHU, the number of new infections was 119,931 on Thursday, with the previous high of 300,282 recorded on January 2.

Gunmen demand N10m to release Punch journalist

Gunmen, who invaded the residence of a Punch journalist, Okechukwu Nnodim, alongside two others, have demanded N10million ransom for his release on Friday.

The journalist, according to his wife, Oluchi Nnodim, was abducted at his home in Kubwa a satellite town in Abuja, on Thursday night after firing several shots at the windows and eventually pulled down the burglary proof.

“My husband asked me to stay with the children in their room. I heard the men asking him to bring out money but he told them he didn’t have money in the house” Mrs Nnodim said.

The gunmen, who were reportedly five in total, also kidnapped two sons of Mr Nnodim’s neighbour.

Okonjo-Iweala for WTO's job as Korean candidate withdraws

South Korean Trade Minister and candidate for the World Trade Organisation’s top job, Yoo Myung-hee, has withdrawn her bid to lead the global trade body.

Her decision leaves former Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the only remaining candidate for the top job.

Ms Yoo made the decision after discussions with the United States and other major nations, a statement from Korea’s trade ministry said on Friday.

She also took various issues into account “comprehensively” including the need to revitalise the multilateral organization, reports said Friday.

Ex-actress, Mosun Filani shows off incredible weight loss

The former actress turned business woman who is married to a politician showed off the incredible transformation on social media. 

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How supporters raised over N11m for Sunday Igboho

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for Sunday Adeyemo, a Yoruba activist better known as Sunday Igboho to support his campaign against killer herdsmen.

The Nation learnt the campaign was launched by one Maureen Badejo, based in the United Kingdom for “purchase of buses for Sunday Igboho”.

The GoFundMe page is meant to help raise £100,000 (N51.8m).

“Let us rise up and support chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho, they need buses to move around to secure our ancestral land.

EFCC swoops on ''internet fraudsters'' in Ibadan, nabs seven

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, on Friday, swooped on suspected internet fraudsters at their hideout in Wisdom Estate, Akobo area of Ibadan.

The early morning operation, which followed series of intelligence on the alleged criminal activities of the syndicate, resulted in the arrest of seven suspects between the ages of 17 and 29 years.

The suspects include Sodiq Oluwasegun, Opeyemi Jamiu, Babatunde Damilare, Adisa Babatunde, Abayomi Taofeek, Oluyemi Kayode and Ambrose Timothy.

Items recovered from them include a Lexus RX350 SUV, laptops, different models of expensive iPhones and several documents containing false pretenses.

Buhari's son-in-law, Ahmed Indimi replies follower who questioned him for taking covid-19 vaccine in Dubai

President Buhari's son-in-law has replied a follower who questioned him for taking the covid-19 vaccine in Dubai. 

The younger Indimi had shared a photo of himself being vaccinated to encourage others, but the follower lashed out at him saying, if they are all running to Dubai to get vaccinated, who would be the people that will use the ones his father-in-law has ordered for Nigerians.

This made him ''angry'' and decided to respond to the follower. 

He even made it clear that he is also a resident of Dubai. The exchange below....

Piers Morgan wants Queen to strip Harry of his military titles

The Queen should permanently strip Prince Harry of his military titles because he cannot be an "absentee armchair general", Piers Morgan says.

When Harry and wife Meghan Markle dramatically quit their royal duties last January, the Duke was forced to give up his various roles in Her Majesty's armed forces for one year.

The decision to strip him of the titles will be reviewed next month - and according to the prince's "friends", he is "determined" to win them back.

Yet, royal insiders say the Queen's grandson is unlikely to retain the titles as he cannot be a "half-in, half-out" royal.