Monday, May 3, 2021

17 killed as gunmen set houses on fire in Benue state

At least 17 people were killed after armed men invaded some rural communities in Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State.

Dailt Trust gathered that the latest attacks happened on Sunday evening and in the early hours of Monday.

The attackers raided several villages in Gwer West area, including Agbanu community along Naka-Agagbe road in Saghev Council Ward, where two persons were killed.

Witnesses said Monday attack occurred about 5am when the invaders besieged Tse Amgbem community close to Aondoana in Gwer West LGA, and killed 15 people, bringing the number of those killed to 17.

Another one! BBC documentary exposes corruption in Nigeria’s Pension System

An investigation by BBC Africa Eye has uncovered corruption in the retirement system in Nigeria.

In a statement, the BBC said the pension system in Nigeria is an unfair and corrupt system which leaves some elderly people sick and penniless.

The documentary revealed politicians are being offered outrageous retirement packages.

The five-month investigation began when Africa eye was approached by Obaji Akpet – a reporter/producer from Cross River State, who said his mother, a nurse, did not start getting her pension payments as would be normal, when she retired and that she was being asked to pay cash directly to an official working in the pension department before they would pay out her pension.

More woes for Baba Ijesha as over 7,000 sign petition against his release

There are now more woes for comic Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka aka Baba Ijesha as over 7,500 petitioners have kicked against his release.

The petition, which was composed by the Aunt Landa’s Bethel Foundation, on behalf of the teenager’s foster mother, Princess, was titled, ‘Olanrewaju James Omiyinka must not be released in Nigeria for defiling a 7 years old girl’.

As of Monday afternoon, there were over 7,600 signatories on www.change.org,  the petition portal.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, said there was substantial evidence against the actor as he was caught in the act.

More covid-19 cases reported in last two weeks than during the first six months of pandemic - WHO

Globally, there have been more Covid-19 cases reported in the last two weeks than during the first six months of the pandemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO)said on Monday.

The Director-General of the international health agency, Tedros Ghebreyesus, said more than half of last week’s Covid-19 cases were reported in India and Brazil.

He said there are many other countries globally that are facing a fragile situation. 

“More cases of Covid-19 have been reported globally in the past two weeks than during the first six months of the pandemic,” Mr Ghebreyesus said in a tweet on Monday.

Verizon to sell Yahoo, AOL for $5bn to private equity firm

Verizon announced on Monday it was selling internet stars Yahoo and AOL to a private equity firm for $5 billion, ending the online media ambitions of the telecoms giant.

The deal with Apollo Global Management also includes the entire Verizon Media unit, including the advertising tech operations of the two brands.

Verizon will retain a 10 percent stake in the company, which will be known as Yahoo going forward and will continue to be led by chief executive Guru Gowrappan, the company said in a statement.

Verizon acquired Yahoo in 2017 for some $4.5 billion, ending the run for one of the storied brands of the early internet. It merged Yahoo into its division with AOL, another star of the early internet era, which Verizon acquired in 2015.

Kogi Government confirms commissioner’s killing, says LG Chairman’s whereabouts still unknown

The Kogi State Government has confirmed the killing of the Pension Board Commissioner, Solomon Adebayo by gunmen.

The government in a statement issued on Monday by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, said the slain commissioner was coming back to the state from neighbouring Kwara alongside the Chairman of Yagba West Local Government Area, Pius Kolawole.

Although gunmen attacked the government officials, the local government chairman was abducted with the captors reaching his family on Sunday to demand ₦100m before releasing the victim.

“We can confirm authoritatively that the unfortunate incident happened shortly after Eruku, Ekiti Local Government, Kwara State. Hon. Adebayo died as a result of gun wounds sustained from the sad incident,” the government’s spokesman said.

Kidnappers murder 6-year-old boy in Kaduna after collecting ransom from family

Kaduna Police Command today paraded four suspects who allegedly abducted and killed a six-year-old boy after collecting N1 million ransom.

Commissioner of Police, CP Umar Muri, identified the suspects as: Sani Adamu a.k.a Galadima, 36 years of No. H3 Mashi Street, Badarawa Kaduna; Umar Mainasara 32years of Sheik Jaafar Street Kawo New-Extension Kaduna; Muhammadu Nazifi 25years of Musa Yakubu Crescent Badarawa, Kaduna and Amina Ahmed 53 years of No. 1221 Sharada, Kano.

The CP, who was represented by Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, ASP Mohammed Jelige said:”On the 29th April 2021 one Alhaji Kabiru Magayaki, reported that his son Mohammed Kabiru 6yrs was abducted on the 24th April 2021 and the abductors demanded the sum of Thirty Million Naira (N30,000,000.00) as ransom to secure the release of the victim.”

Kylie Jenner flies to Miami to celebrate Travis Scott's birthday

Kylie Jenner made a big gesture for her baby daddy, Travis Scott -- flying across the country to be by his side as he celebrates his birthday.

She zipped over to Miami Sunday, and joined Trav for a group dinner at Komodo. 

They also broke bread at a private table.

She was on hand for the post-dinner clubbing too, and didn't try to hide her appearance either.

In fact, she captured some flirtatious horseplay between them both which, at first glance, suggests something's up.

Alex Ekubo's long time girlfriend shares the sweet moment her man proposed to her [video]

Fancy Acholonu, Alex Ekubo's longtime girlfriend has shared a video showing the moment her man proposed to her. She said she thought she was going for a photoshoot not knowing it was a setup.

Sharing the video on her Instagram page, she wrote;

''I thought I was going for a photoshoot with my sister not knowing it was a set up by my mister to make me his Mrs...

I’m still in shock! Full video coming soon... #FalexxForever ❤️💍''

Facebook to rule on Trump ban on Wednesday

Facebook’s independent oversight board said it would issue its final ruling on whether to leave in place a ban on former US President Donald Trump, who was removed from the platform for inciting violence.

A statement on Monday from the panel said the ruling would come at around 1300 GMT on Wednesday, to be followed by a news conference.

The Trump ban came as several online platforms removed the social media-savvy leader over comments interpreted as encouraging the rioters who took over the US Capitol on January 6 in a deadly rampage.

While many applauded the Trump ban, some political leaders and analysts have expressed concern over important platforms unilaterally removing important voices in political discourse.

Beautiful photos of Ooni and his wife, queen Naomi

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TBoss writes open letter to women with mustache

BBNaija star TBoss has written an open letter to women with mustache advising them to take it off.

The ex-reality star who seems to be concerned about these women with mustache pleaded with them to take their mustache off as it sometimes confuses her as to whether they are men or women.

"That moustache, take it off... please take it off,", Some of y'all got so much hair I be confused if you're a man or a woman," she wrote.

Eedris Abdulkareem provokes Timaya with his “Senior Advocate of Nonsense” diss track

Eedris Abdulkareem seems to have gotten on Timaya's nerves with his new diss track “Senior Advocate of Nonsense” dedicated to Festus Keyamo.

In the new track the singer dissed the Senior Advocate of Nigeria who also doubles as a minister.

Recall Keyamo had slammed Idris referring to him as an hustler who wanted to ''work for Buhari'', but because he turned the singer down, he turned around to be the Government's enemy. Keyamo disclosed this after Eedris released Jaga Jaga reloaded where he dissed Keyamo saying he is now chopping with the cabal.

This new diss track however didn't go down well with Timaya who called Eedris out telling him to stop disrespecting people and should go and work. Timaya also claimed Eedris called him an ingrate.

What Timaya said below...

Why retrieving £4.2m Ibori loot from UK is delayed, by Malami

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has explained the delay in the final retrieval of the £4.2million Ibori loot from the United Kingdom (UK) was as a result of some logistic challenges currently being addressed.

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ms. Catriona Laing, announced on March 9 at a meeting with the AGF that her country has concluded plans to return to Nigeria money recovered from friends and family members of the former governor of Delta State, James Ibori.

Laing, who said the return of the £4.2m was the first of such from the UK to Nigeria, under a memorandum of understanding signed between both countries in 2016, was however silent on the actual date the money would be released.

Baba Ijesha r*pe saga: Yomi Fabiyi vows to lead protest for Comedienne, Princess to be arrested

Yoruba actor, Yomi Fabiyi has vowed to front a massive protest aimed at getting comedienne, Princess arrested over the r*pe saga involving embattled actor, Baba Ijesha.

Baba Ijesha born Olanrewaju James was arrested after he was accused of se.xually molesting a 14-year-old following a CCTV footage that captured him in the act.

Baba Ijesha, however, pleaded guilty to the crime and begged the mother of the foster child whom he assaulted to have mercy on him during an interrogation in a viral video.

Reacting to the call by many celebrities in Nigerians demanding the imprisonment of Baba Ijesha, Yomi Fabiyi who asserted that Baba Ijesha was set up by Princess raised an open question asking if a parent can allow their child to be abused and dehumanized in the name of obtaining evidence while affirming to call for the arrest of Princess and those involved in the drama.

American host Steve Harvey hails Ikorodu Bois

Popular American Talk Show host, Steve Harvey, has taken to his verified Twitter account with about 4.2 million followers to hail Nigerian internet sensation, Ikorodu Bois.

The group consists of the trio Muiz Sanni (15), Malik Sanni (10) and Fawas (13). They are known for remaking, mimicking and recreating multimillion-dollar music videos, movie scenes and movie trailers using ordinary household items.

The iconic American entertainer gave the lads a thumbs up by posting on his Twitter a video of one of the youngsters standing in front of a television set as he mimicked one of his messages which was delivered on his programme, Motivation.  

Harvey captioned the video, “#Motivated Flexed biceps @ikorodub

Beautiful photos of Chris Attoh’s new wife, Chinecherem Eze

Here are seven beautiful photos of Ghanaian actor Chris Attoh's new Nigerian wife, Chinecherem Eze.

NDLEA arrests two women for cannabis cake, cocaine in Jos

Two women have been arrested for hard drug peddling by officials of the NDLEA in separate operations in Jos and Nsukka.

The first woman, not identified, was arrested in raids of some eateries in Jos, the Plateau capital, where freshly baked cakes made with cannabis sativa, were seized.

The Agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Monday in Abuja, said additional 48.726 kilogrammes of assorted psychotropic substances were recovered.

Babafemi added that some of the drug joints raided included KNL Lounge located along Lamingo road and another branch along Mining Quarters, Rantya Low Cost estate, as well as Tuscany Lounge on Azaki Ave, all within Jos metropolis.

Bandits threaten to kill remaining Greenfield students if N100m ransom is not paid before Tuesday

The lives of about seventeen remaining students of the Greenfield University in Kaduna is currently in danger, as the leader of the gang, Sani Idris Jalingo, who kidnapped them on April 20, 2021, has vowed to kill them if N100 million and 10 Boko Haram motorcycles ransom are not paid.

 Sani Jalingo last month kidnapped about twenty three, (23) Greenfield students and had killed five over failure of the state government to comply with their demands.

El’Rufai had vowed not to negotiate with terrorists and bandits. He equally promised to root out bandits  from the state.

Singer Tems shares stunning Instagram photos

Nigerian singer-songwriter, Tems, shared these lovely photos of herself on her Instagram page. Two more photos below...

Photos: Police officer loses her 3 children, nanny in house fire

Three children and their nanny were killed in an accidental house fire in Pakawa, Nakuru, Kenyan on Saturday night, which was thought to have been started by a candle.

The incident was confirmed by Nakuru County Deputy Police Commander Phanton Analo, who said police officers were alerted to the incident but found the four had died.

It has since been revealed that the home, which was rented out to a police officer named Mary Wandia three days ago, did not have power.

Neighbors speculated that the family was lighting their home with a candle.

German police take down one of the world's biggest child porn networks

German police have taken down one of the world's largest child porn sites with over 400,000 members and arrested four people accused of running it.

The site, known as BOYSTOWN and accessible only via the so-called Darkweb, had existed since July 2019 and was used for the worldwide exchange of child porn.

Investigators spent months probing the site and those behind it, before arresting three main suspects along with a fourth man in raids last month.

Officers say the main suspects are a 40-year-old from Paderborn, a 49-year-old from Munich and a 58-year-old from northern Germany who had been living in Paraguay for many years - all of whom are accused of operating the site.

Chris Attoh marries for the 3rd time [details]

Popular Ghanaian actor, Chris Attoh is married again -- for the third time.

The actor had married his co-tinsel star, Nigerian talented Actress Damilola Adegbite -- his first ever marriage but divorced shortly after in 2017. He then went ahead to marry a US lady, Bettie Jennifer in October 2018, but sadly Jennifer was murdered few months after, in May 2019 precisely.

According to reports, Chris is now married again.

The woman in question is a Nigerian named Chinecherem Eze, who is an actor, producer, and investor.

They reportedly had a secret court wedding in California, USA on Wednesday, April 28, and their  traditional wedding in Nsukka, Enugu State, on May 1.

Mr Macaroni celebrates 28th birthday by blessing 28 people on the street of Lagos [video]

Popular Instagram comedian, Mr Macaroni is 28 today, May 3rd.

And to celebrate his special day, he released a video of himself and his crew hitting the streets and blessing strangers with cash gifts.

In the video, he priced an item from a boy which is worth N3000, but decided to give him N30,000.

He also approached a woman and asked what N50,000 could do for her, and unknown to the woman the cash was ready to be given to her.

Watch the very beautiful video below...

Local hunters continue to kill elephants in Ogun state as the 4th giant animal is brought down [photos]

Local hunters in Ogun state have continued to kill elephants as the 4th one in 2 years has just been brought down.

However what seems like good news to the local hunters isn't exactly good news to the Elephant Protection Initiative who have shared a photo of the animal condemning the act.

The Elephant Protection Initiative while sharing photos of the animal disclosed it's the 4th to be killed in 2 years in the state.

They wrote; “Sad. Near Omo Forest, Ogun, not far from Lagos, 4th elephant illegally shot dead in 2 yrs. #Nigeria’s few elephants – c400- fast disappearing. (Elephant shot by local hunter- those in pic not responsible)”