Saturday, March 6, 2021

Policeman who stole guns in Abia arrested in Ebonyi

A policeman, Shedrack Aleke Igwe, working in the Armoury section of MOPOL base 28, Umuahia, Abia State, has been arrested with 5 AK-47 rifles he stole from the Armoury.

Igwe, a constable, was reported to have carted away rifles in the Armoury section with the help of others unnoticed.

He was arrested in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State where he hails from.

He committed the act on the 2nd of this month after which he fled to Ebonyi State. 

Why I slapped Fathia Balogun publicly - Actress Remi Surutu breaks silence

A few weeks ago, London-based celebrity, Bamidele Omosehin hosted a burial ceremony in Lagos. It was an event that recorded the presence of many celebrities, especially the A-list actors in the Nollywood industry.

At that party a misunderstanding broke out between 2 popular actresses, veteran actress, Remi Oshodi popularly known as Remi Surutu who was seated on a side of the hall and  Faithia Balogun; Before many knew what was happening Remi Surutu walked up to Fathia’s table to confront her. 

There are different versions of the story. Some accused Remi Surutu of slapping Fathia. Others say she was held back just before she could slap her. It became a mini pandemonium until concerned guests waded in to separate them and frayed nerves calmed.

Roadside sellers hawking petrol in Abuja

Roadside sellers of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, are still in business hawking products in some part of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The long queue at filling stations was gradually disappearing after eight days of panic buying occasioned by rumour of petrol price increase.

The roadside sellers were seen hawking the product between Wuse, Gwarimpa, Wuye and Kubwa expressway with some buyers still patronising them.

NAN reports that the price ranged between N280 and N300 per litre.

Femi Fani Kayode FIRES back at ex-wife, calls her adulteress

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, has debunked claims made by his estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu, that he physically assaulted her while she was pregnant.

Fani-Kayode also alleged that Chikwendu was an adulterer who tried to seduce his friends while he was in detention.

The ex-beauty queen had accused her ex-husband of beating her up several times including when she was pregnant.

Chikwendu further accused Fani-Kayode of confining her to a hospital when she attempted to escape.

Man dies after his face is ripped off by seven pit bulls while he was on his morning walk

A man was attacked and his face was ripped off by seven pit bulls while he was on his morning walk.

Aglacir de Macedo Pereira, 46, was ambushed by the dogs in Lageado Feio, a rural area of southern Brazil on February 2.

He was enjoying his morning walk he takes regularly when the savage dogs escaped from a farm underneath a gate.

Brave passersby rescued him from the gruesome attack and called an ambulance.

Bandits breach Kaduna Airport, kidnap 9 at FAAN quarters

Scores of gunmen, wielding AK 47s and RPGs, breached the Kaduna Airport early today, storming through the runway 05, to attack the residential quarters of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria(FAAN).

According to a report, the bandits succeeded in abducting nine persons, including a family of six and a housewife with her two children, living in the quarters.

They would have taken more captives, but for alert soldiers from the barracks nearby, who heard the sporadic gunshots being fired by the bandits.

The soldiers mobilised to engage them, in an incident said to have happened at some minutes after midnight.

COVID-19 vaccination certificate to become compulsory for travel – FG

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, has said that the COVID-19 vaccination certificate, will soon become a compulsory requirement to travel anywhere in the world.

Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, stated this on Saturday at the New Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He spoke shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, were vaccinated against COVID-19.

“Today, Mr President and the Vice-President have equally demonstrated leadership by offering themselves for the Nigerian people to believe in the safety and the efficacy of the vaccines that we have procured and is being deployed.

Doyin Okupe turns bornagain after leaving Government, says Nigeria has a divine destiny

It won't be a fallacy to say Dr Doyin Okupe, a former aide to past President Goodluck Jonathan is now a bornagain. I mean we saw it even when his son came out as gay.

The politician had said his son was under ''attack'' and had promised Nigerians he would be taking the matter to God.

Today, Doyin is not happy with the way many have given up on Nigeria and made it known that Nigeria has her own destiny. He also prayed for the country saying God's glory will shine again.

Below are Okupe's tweets giving Nigerians the hope of believing in the country again.

Who else remembers the way Okupe spoke when he was in power?  No opposition dares speak, he fires back! Ahn ahn, Lmaooo... one wouldn't know a day like this will come when they will hand over all to God. Issokay! Issokay!!!

''Na dull guys dey do yahoo'' - Twitter user slams scammers

Lmao. But wait, where is the lie? So many legit ways!!!

Body-shamers ‘really broke me’ during pregnancy - Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian on Friday called out those who bully and body- shame others, recalling her embarrassment when she was attacked for gaining 60 pounds during her first pregnancy.

In an Instagram stories posting, Kardashian detailed how she had been compared to a killer whale during the later stages of her pregnancy in 2013, and how her figure was contrasted unfavourably to Prince William’s wife Kate, who was also pregnant at the time.

“I cried every single day over what was happening to my body, mainly from the pressures of being constantly compared to what society considered a healthy person should look like.

“As well as being compared to Shamu the Whale by the media,” she wrote, referring to the mammal that used to perform at SeaWorld.

Actress Tayo Sobola shares photos from her wedding

Nollywood actress, Sotayo Sobola has shared photos from her wedding day.

The married actress who has kept her family from social media shared the photos on her Instagram page this morning.

Her colleagues and fans flooded her timeline with congratulatory messages thinking it was today that she tied the knot. But she quickly replied saying;

''Okay... this is not today.
I only just decided to post it today.
Thanks everyone for the msgs and prayers. God bless you.''

World's oldest wild bird gives birth to another chick at 70

Wisdom the albatross, the world's oldest known wild bird, has had a chick at the age of at least 70.

The Laysan albatross hatched the chick on February 1st in a wildlife refuge in the North Pacific Ocean, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has said.

Laysan albatrosses usually only live for 12-40 years. But Wisdom was first identified by researchers in 1956.

The father is Wisdom's partner, Akeakamai, who she has been with since 2012, US wildlife officials said.

Death of two Imo undergraduates linked to generator fume

Two undergraduates of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, have allegedly died as a result of inhaled carbon monoxide from a generator in their hostel.

The students, Udeagbala Kenchukwu,21, and Stephen Anele, 21, were found dead after police operatives forced the door of their room at Jabulani hostel at Eziobodo, open.

A source at the hostel told punch correspondent on Saturday that “we had to invite the police after the students refused to open their room up to 6pm the next day.”

The source said that it was strange to them when on Thursday evening the three students who slept in the room could not open their room till the evening of Thursday.

Buhari, Osinbajo take Covid-19 vaccine [Photos]

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, today received the Covid-19 vaccine publicly at the Presidential Villa.

President Buhari was vaccinated at 11:51a.m., while Professor Osinbajo took his at 11:57 am.

It was preceded by e-registration of the President and the Vice President and the filling out of their vaccination cards by the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib.

Vaccination of Buhari was done by Chief Personal Physician to the President, Dr. Suhayb Rafindadi Sanusi, after which he was presented with the e-vaccination card by Dr. Shuaib at 11:59a.m.

Lady fights as boyfriend mistakenly impregnates girl who joined them for threesome

Wahala be like disguise!.

A lady has kicked after a woman they invited to join them for threesome got pregnant. She says she is doing all she can to ask her to get an abortion but the b**ch wouldn't.

She took to social media to narrate her ordeal warning others a threesome is a no no, lol.

Food blockade: It's time for South-West governors to take agric seriously - Gani Adams

Against the backdrop for food scarcity in the South-West occasioned by blockade instigated by association of Northern food dealers, a Yoruba leader, Gani Adams, has called on the six governors of South-West states to inject at least 15 percent of their annual budget into agriculture.

Speaking with reporters on Friday in Lagos, Mr. Adams said such allocation would make a huge impact on sustainable food production in the region.

He urged the six state governments in the South-West zone to adopt the Rwanda model by engaging expertise in their agricultural sectors.

“Investment in agriculture will provide employment, enhance IGR, provide food security, reduce urban congestion, and enlarge the coast for participatory, modernised agriculture,” he noted.

I love being underestimated – Wizkid reveals

One of Africa’s biggest artistes, Ayodeji Balogun- Wizkid, has stated that he loves to prove himself when people underestimate him.

He revealed this during an Instagram Live session with the Tony Elumelu Foundation during the week. 

He said, “Some of the tough lessons that have shaped me to be the entrepreneur I am today is never to take (no) for an answer.

When I started, I was probably the youngest person making music in Nigeria. And everywhere I went, I was the youngest person in the room. I learnt not to accept ‘no’ for an answer and that has helped shape me into the man I am now. When I think about anything, I go for it. Of course, I have mentors such as Mr Tony Elemelu (Big Daddy), and I think everybody knows that.

37 year-old mother of two dies during s.e.x romp with lover

The police command in Adamawa State on Friday confirmed the death of a 37-year-old mother of two children who died in the house of her lover during s.e.xual intercourse.

The police also confirmed the arrest of the lover, one Lekan Agboola, a telecommunication engineer as part of investigations to establish the actual cause of her death.

The state police spokesperson, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, who spoke with journalists in Yola, said Agboola was being detained at the command’s criminal investigation department.

Agboola said Lugas had been his girlfriend for more than three years, adding that he has a wife and two children living in Lagos.

I struggle to get perfect bra –BBNaija's Dorathy Bachor

The first runner-up of Big Brother Naija (Lockdown Edition), Dorathy Bachor, has stated that the reality television show made her come out of her shell.

The entrepreneur stated this during an Instagram Live chat with showbiz personality, Ubi Franklin, during the week.

She said, “I am a private person. I hate public opinion. The words, ‘That’s my opinion’, annoys me because I am not someone that would sit down and want to have an opinion about other people’s lives. That was why I stayed in my shell.

 However, that did not pay my bills and it did not put food on my table either. But, Big Brother Naija made me come out of my shell.

Sadiq Daba had oxygen machine while acting in ‘Citation’ — Kunle Afolayan

Kunle Afolayan, Nigerian film producer, says Sadiq Daba, the late actor, had an oxygen machine with him while featuring in ‘Citation’, a 2020 film.

Daba breathed his last at the Lagos state university teaching hospital (LASUTH) where he had been undergoing treatment last Wednesday. He had battled prostate cancer and leukemia for years prior to his demise.

Speaking about his memories of the deceased film star during an Arise TV show on Friday night, Afolayan said Daba had his oxygen close when they were filming ‘Citation’.

“I think God gave him those last few years for him to reconnect with people and for people to reconnect with him. And so he can be documented properly. Before I found him, he wasn’t doing anything,” he explained.

Court orders Daddy Freeze to pay N5m for committing adultery with married woman

A High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has ordered controversial on-air personality Ifedayo Olarinde also known as Daddy Freeze to pay the sum of N5million for committing adultery with a married woman named Benedicta Elechi.

Court documents obtained by Punch on Friday showed the order was given on February 18.

Justice Akpughunum ordered Daddy Freeze to pay the money to Paul Odekina who was married to Elechi at the time of the incident.

Listed in the suit with no PHC/403MC/2012 are Benedicta Odekina nee Elechi as the petitioner and cross petitioner, Mr Odekina as first respondent and cross petitioner and Mr Olarinde (Daddy Freeze) as the co-respondent.

I won’t take Covid-19 vaccine and people of Kogi have no business with it to – Yahaya Bello

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello on Friday said he would not take Covid-19 vaccine as he is hale and hearty.

Bello, in an interview on Channels TV’s ‘Today Politics’, said President Muhammadu Buhari could take the vaccine, but that he would not.

“Mr President is the leader of this country. I respect him so high; all of us respect him so much. We love him and he is leading by example. If he needs to take the vaccines and he takes it, it is a welcome development.

“As far as I am concerned, I as a person, I don’t need to take vaccines. There is nothing wrong with me, I am hale and hearty. I am 100 per cent healthy. I won’t take any vaccine,” he said.

Bawa didn’t advise INEC not to sell forms to anyone —EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has described as false a report  that its Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, advised the Independent National Electoral Commission against selling forms to persons with a file with the agency who are aspiring to contest in 2023 general elections.

The EFCC said Bawa has neither met with INEC officials nor made any pronouncement remotely related to the election since he was appointed.

The agency disclosed this in a statement signed by its Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, and issued on March 5, 2021.

Give me custody of my four kids, Fani-Kayode’s ex-wife, Precious Chikwendu begs court

A former beauty pageant, Precious Chikwendu, has demanded the full custody of her four sons with her ex-husband and former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode.

Chikwendu accused Fani-Kayode of beating her up several times, including when she was pregnant, accusing the ex-minister of confining her to a hospital when she attempted to escape.

The former beauty queen made the allegations in an affidavit she deposed to in support of an originating motion brought pursuant to Section 69 of the Child Rights Act, 2003.

She said she met Fani-Kayode in 2014 at the peak of her career and they soon fell in love and began living together and had four children, a son aged five and a set of triplets aged three.

Odion Ighalo still confused about returning to Super Eagles

Former Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has provided updates on his speculated return to the senior national team of Nigeria.

The striker resigned from the team two years ago after the Super Eagles came third at the last African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Ighalo said he has had discussions with the national team coach but is yet to decide whether to return or not.

“I have been approached by the coach, but I haven’t decided yet whether this is a path I want to follow again,” the 31-year-old told the BBC.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Yahaya Bello fires back at PDP, says 'you have started your usual comedy'

Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello has fired back at the Peoples Democratic Party after the party called for his probe.

Yahaya Bello said that the PDP is afraid of his rising profile and is carrying out its usual comedy show.

The PDP accused the Kogi governor of money laundering and asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to probe him.

The opposition party accused the governor of using some government officials and private organisations to divert public funds in the State.

Trolololo! Amotekun arrest two men having s.e.x in Ondo

Lmao... they want to spoil Ondo state oo. And then this elderly man says the small boy lured him into it lmaooo.

Ondo State Security Network, Amotekun Corps have arrested two men caught having s.e.x.

The duo, Seyi Balogun aka Amunidara, 42, and Tosin Arifalo,18, were arrested at Kajola in Ijoka area of Akure.

Meanwhile, the gay partners accused their significant other of luring them into having s.e.x. 

Speaking to newsmen, Balogun, a native of Isua Akoko, claimed that it was Tosin that lured him into the act.

I tested positive for coronavirus, but my daughter, Iyabo helped me - Obasanjo opens up

Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday revealed that he once tested positive for coronavirus.

Obasanjo who turned 84 today, made the disclosure in Abeokuta while making his remarks at a colloquium put in place to celebrate his birthday at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta.

The elder statesman said he was a bit concerned such that he had to call his daughter, Dr. Iyabo Obasanjo–Bello, that he was not having any symptom but Covid–19 test from the sample extracted from him read positive.

He added that Iyabo’s verdict was that the result might be faulty and required further tests.

Union Bank staff Oluwasanmi jailed for theft of N116m

Temitope Oluwasanmi, a staff of Union Bank and his friend Augustine Olayinka were handed various jail terms today by Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court, Lagos State.

The convicts were arraigned by the EFCC in December 2017 on a six-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing and fraudulent diversion of funds to the tune of N116million.

They pleaded “not guilty,” prompting commencement of trial.

Oluwasanmi was arrested by operatives of the EFCC in October 2017, following a petition from the bank.

Tinubu bombs Ambode, says ship of Lagos was heading in wrong direction in his time

The National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Friday slammed the governorship era of Akinwunmi Ambode in Lagos.

At a ceremony to commission a flyover bridge at Pen Cinema, which was begun by Ambode’s administration, Tinubu said the ship of state, under Ambode was heading in the wrong direction.

He said the drift became noticeable between 2017-2018.

The ship had to be steadied, he said, leading to the decision by political leaders to bring Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Obafemi Hamzat, on board.

DJ Cuppy gets into Oxford university for master’s degree

Popular disc jockey, Florence Otedola fondly known as DJ Cuppy, has been accepted into the prestigious Oxford University, England, for a master’s degree in African Studies.

The star took to her verified Instagram page to share the news with her fans where she posted a video informing her parents about the development.

In the video, the Gelato singer said, “Mama and Papa, I have news to share with you. Remember I applied at Oxford last year for my masters? I got it. I am going to Oxford University; I am going to Lady Margaret Hall.”

She seized the opportunity to ask if her billionaire father, Femi Otedola, would pay for her school fees by saying, “I hope papa would just pay for my school fees.”

Father, children arrested for alleged kidnapping in Ogun

The police in Ogun State said it has arrested a “kidnap syndicate made up of members of the same family.”

Their arrest was sequel to many kidnapping cases within Sagamu and its environs in 2020.

The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, had given an order to the Area Commander and all the DPOs in Sagamu to fish out those behind the dastardly act within the shortest possible period.

In compliance with the directive, the DPO of Sagamu division, CSP Okiki Agunbiade, his crack detectives with the support of Sagamu Security Council under the Akarigbo of Remo land, embarked on an intelligence and technical based investigation, leading to the arrest of one Oweniwe Okpara from Delta State and three of his children – Samson Okpara, Bright Okpara and Eze Okpara.

Dr Ngong becomes first Nigerian to receive Covid-19 vaccine

A medical doctor, Dr. Cyprian Ngong, who works with the National Hospital in Abuja, has become the first person to receive a jab of the AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccine in Nigeria.

The vaccination exercise began on Friday, following the arrival of the vaccines earlier in the week.

Ngong, whose vaccination was aired on national television, hailed the commencement of the exercise in Nigeria.

He said, “We’ve been at the forefront of the Covid-19 fight here in the National Hospital at our isolation centre under the able leadership of the National Hospital.

YouTube to lift Trump ban if violence threat falls, CEO says

YouTube's chief executive has said the platform may lift Donald Trump's suspension, if the threat of "real-world violence" decreases.

Susan Wojcicki said the company will look at government warnings and violent rhetoric to determine when it's safe to lift the suspension.

Following the Capitol Hill riot on 6 January that left five dead, Mr Trump's account was suspended.

YouTube said he had violated their incitement of violence policy.

Actress Tawa Ajisefinni celebrates her mum on her birthday

Nollywood actress, Tawa Ajisefinni Alli's mother is a year older today. 

And she took to her Instagram page to celebrate her on her special day.

She wrote;

''Hajia,I am sending a warm wishes and endearing words your way for your birthday. Even though we are apart, you will always be in my thoughts as well as in my heart. Mama as we all call you 😀 No matter where I go in life, a little piece of my heart always stays where you are. You are my shelter and my home.

Duncan Mighty celebrates his mum as she turns a year older

Duncan Mighty's mother is a year older today.

Celebrating her on her special day, he took to his Instagram page to recount how his mum carried him for 11 months and was in labor for 2 weeks before he was born. 

''Happy 58 birthday to my blessing you are the inspiration behind my world today, àfter carrying me for 11months ànd went through làbour for two weeks, you bleeded for straight 18years which was the reason i never had younger ones, and all through my growing up even with the pains and everyday tears upon tears you were the most hardworking person in the family.

Passengers stranded as Lagos Danfo drivers protest extortion by thugs, security operatives

Drivers of Lagos yellow commercial buses, popularly known as danfo plying the Mile 2/Badagry expressway on Friday protested against extortion by touts and security operatives.

The majority of the drivers participating in the protest are currently occupying Ketu bus stop, along the road.

SaharaReporters gathered that the development has left many passengers around the area stranded.

According to the drivers, they have no more money to pay the louts, who take over N1, 000 from them for each vehicle daily.

Nigerian soldier tortures 10-year-old boy to death for plucking mangoes in Barracks

A 10-year-old boy has been tortured to death by a soldier at Hayin Banki, Kaduna North Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

It was gathered that the boy went into the Kotoko Barracks which shares a boundary with the community to pluck mangos from a tree, according to Daily Trust.

The soldier was said to have followed the boy back to the community and detained him in the barracks where he tortured him to death.

The traditional leader in the community, the Sardauna of Hayin Banki, Malam Ibrahim Hassan Wuyo, said, “The boy who whose name was Muslim went into the Kotoko Barracks which shares a boundary with the Hayin Banki community to pluck mangos from a tree.

Kanye West is pictured STILL wearing his wedding ring amid divorce from Kim Kardashian

Kanye West has kept a low profile since his wife of seven years Kim Kardashian filed for divorce a mere weeks ago. 

But on Thursday the rapper, 43, who has reportedly been 'sad' about the marital failure, was spotted arriving at his Calabasas office still wearing his wedding ring. 

West seemed to flash a smile as he got out of his vehicle, just a day after it was reported that Kim was set to remain living at their $60M Hidden Hills estate, as they prepare to divide assets. 

West appeared to be decked out in his Yeezy line sporting brown combat boots and blue pants with a dark grey shirt. 

Police recover corpse of woman used for ritual in Bayelsa

Operatives of Bayelsa State Police Command, on Thursday, recovered a mutilated corpse of a woman suspected to have been killed for ritual purposes at School to Land Project, Edepie, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

The yet-to-be-identified female corpse was found on March 4, 2021, at about 08:30 am.

Confirming the discovery, the Police Public Relations Officer, Asinim Butswat, said “preliminary investigation reveals that vital organs such as eyes, ears, nose and tongue were removed allegedly for rituals purposes.

“The corpse has been removed and deposited at the Federal Medical Centre’s mortuary for autopsy.

“The Commissioner of Police Bayelsa State Command, CP Mike Okoli, has ordered detectives to fish out the culprits. And the investigation is ongoing.”