August, 2017

 

Vincent Enyeama ready to come back, says Rohr

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper and captain Vincent Enyeama is ready to return to the national team, Coach Gernot Rohr announced on Wednesday in Uyo. Rohr made the announcement at a pre-match news conference to mark the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. The match billed for September 1, is to be played at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom capital. Rohr said that he had spoken with Enyeama and that the goalkeeper was ready to comeRead More


Ex-wife of Ooni Wuraola confirms marriage crash

Zaynab Otiti-Obanor former wife of the Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has taken to her official Instagram page to formally  lay to rest the rumour concerning her marriage to the monarch by confirming that indeed the 17 months old marriage has come to an end. She said “There is absolutely no truth to the media circulated lies of infidelity and infertility- on my end. What I can confirm, is that the Ooni and I are no more.” OFFICIAL STATEMENT We have got to stop this culture of shaming andRead More


Buhari presides over FEC, announces N1m gift for each D’Tigress player

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. That was the first FEC meeting he was chairing since he proceeded on medical vacation in the United Kingdom on May 7. Even though he returned to Nigeria on August 19, FEC didn’t hold last week to allow him receive the investigative report from Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, AyoRead More


11 year old calls 911 on mom for drunk driving

11 year old boy calls 911 on mom from inside the car  over concern of drunk driving. The woman Nicole Norris, 30 was arrested for driving under influence last week. Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy Shannon Wilde said Norris could face child endangerment charges because she had her son in the car with her. According to the Sheriff “He was able to tell us how much he saw her drinking, and told us he thought she hit a curb,” “Her driving was so bad he realized this was not normal.” “HeRead More


What the secret of Paris Jackson`s Sparkling blue eyes

You cannot but wonder at Paris Jackson extra-ordinary icey blue eyes. They’re like literal gems on her face. According to TeenVogue.com, Jackson`s makeup artist, Jo Baker, Paris actually has a rare genetic condition that gives her eyes that super particular hue    


Paris Jackson pays tribute to late father on his 59th birthday

Paris Jackson daughter of late pop singer Michael Jackson took to her Instagram to pay a birthday tribute to  her late father in what would have been his 59th birthday. The 19yr old model was 11 years old at the time of her father`s death aged  50 In her tribute in she said “Birthday wishes to the love of my life, the one person who showed me what passion truly was, the one that gave me solid morals to live by and how to dream,” she wrote in the caption.Read More


Kudirat’s Murder: Lagos govt asks Supreme Court to convict al-Mustapha, Shofolahan

The Supreme Court has been urged by the Lagos State Government to set aside the judgment of the Court of Appeal which acquitted Hamza al-Mustapha and Lateef Shofolahan of the murder of Kudirat Abiola. The Lagos government wants the apex court to uphold the death sentence passed on Messrs. al-Mustapha and Shofolahan by Justice Mojisola Dada of the Lagos State High Court on January 30, 2012. The state government’s appeal was contained in a 10-ground notice of appeal filed against the judgment of the Court of Appeal. The state governmentRead More


Joel Osteen criticised for keeping his 16,800 church arena shut against hurricane Harvey victims

Senor pastor of Lakewood church Houston, Joel Osteen has been criticised for keeping his 16,800 seat indoor arena shut in the face of the devastating effect of hurricane Harvey. Osteen who had earlier tweeted prayer  for those affected with the storm has been slammed by hundreds of social media users saying he owes the city more than his prayers. A tweet says “Osteen has a HUGE church in Houston that would make a great shelter.” With hurricane Harvey landfall Friday evening dumping 30 inches of rain in parts of SoutheastRead More


Kim Kardashian in Jackie Kennedy`s inspired photo shoot

Kim Kardashian West shoots Jackie Kennedy inspired  poses beside daughter North in a very retro-inspired set of shots. With her hair styled into the former First Lady’s signature hair and her famous face was perfectly appointed with a dusting of make-up smoothing her features and picking out details.  


Charly Boy`s group protest, demand Diezani’s extradition

A group of protesters led by popular entertainer and good governance advocate, Charles Oputa, otherwise known as Charly Boy has stated a protest before the Economic and Financial Crimes Headquarters in Abuja demanding the extradition of erstwhile Petroleum Minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke’s extradition from the United Kingdom to face punishment over allegations of corruption The protesters under the hash tag,  #BringBackDiezani were received by the Executive Secretary of EFCC Mr. Aremu who assured them that Diezani would soon be repatriated to face the corruption allegations against her.


Buhari congratulates D’Tigress on African Basketball victory

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the national female basketball team, D’Tigress, on winning the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket tournament in Mali and qualifying for the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Spain. Buhari also joined other sports-loving Nigerians in saluting the heroic performance of the victorious D’Tigress over their Senegalese counterpart in the final of the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket tournament on Sunday. The President, in a statement by the Special Adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, commended the players for displaying uncommon strength, confidence, skill and dexterity in their victory over the defendingRead More


Sports minister to officially receive the victorious D`Tigress

The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung will officially receive the victorious D’Tigress in the Minister’s conference room, Federal Secretariat, phase 11, Abuja at 3pm on Tuesday. In the same vein, He assured that the team will be presented to His Excellency President Muhammadu at a date to be announced soon. DTigress won all their matches at the competition including a World Cup ticket to Spain next year.


FG declares Friday, Monday public holidays

The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau‎, made the statement on behalf of the Federal Government on Monday in Abuja. Dr Rufai Attahiru, overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary in the ministry signed the statement in Abuja on Monday. The minister urged Muslim faithful and all Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for peace, unity, prosperity and the stability of the country’s democracy. ‎ Dambazau called on Nigerians to join hands with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, in its determination to build a peaceful and harmonious country.‎Read More


Controversial Indian spiritual leader sentenced 20yrs for rape of two followers

A controversial Indian spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for rape in India. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh who is the spiritual head of a sect Dera Sacha Sauda was convicted for raping two of his followers in a case that dates back to 1999. He was flown to court Friday by helicopter to avoid followers from gathering  outside. He was sentenced to two consecutive 10-year terms, one for each conviction. Security forces are on high alert in the northern Haryana state afterRead More


German nurse kills more than 90 patients

A German nurse Niels Hoegel, 40 jailed February 2015 for life for killing two patients with lethal drug overdose is believed to have killed up to 90 patients. Investigators are exhuming more bodies and analyzing them and have found evidence of scores of additional murders. According to the chief police investigator Arne Schmidt, Hoegel killed the patients ramdomly especially those in critical condition.  Hoegel who admitted he injected patients with a drug that can cause heart failure or circulatory collapse  in order to revive them which gives him the euphoria ofRead More


Traditional healers runs to the police saying I am tied of eating human flesh

South African Village of Shayamoya, KwaZulu-Netal province has been gripped with fear following a suspected case of cannibalism. A man who claimed to be a traditional healer Mkhonyovu has handed himself to the police saying he was tied of eating human flesh. However, the police dismissed his statement until he showed his bloodied hand and foot as proof and was immediately arrested. He led the police to his home where police found eight human ears in a cooking pot. A 25 year old woman Ms Hlatshwayo who has been missingRead More


Nollywood Actress Mercy Johnson and husband celebrate 6th wedding anniversary

Nollywood A-list actress Mercy Johnson and husband prince Prince Odianosen Okojie celebrate their 6th wedding anniversary. The couple who were joined in wedlock at Christ Embassy Church, Oregun, Ikeja Lagos on Saturday, August 27, 2011 are blessed with three children.


billionaire business man Tony Elumelu live at MayweatherV Conor Mcregor`s fight at Las Vegas

Billonaire business man Tony Elumelu Chairman Heirs Holding was also among people from all works of life that watched the Floyd MayweatherV Conor Mcregor`s fight at Las Vegas Saturday night. He shared ph0to and video of him at the arena before the fight  


“Dark Skinned Girls Are Naturally Dirty”- Social Media User

In a country where there seem to be a preference for lighter skinned girls and where beauty is automatically attributed to having light skin, there has been a growing divide between #teamlightskin and #teamdarkskin. A social media user has now added some fire to this by stating that she feels that dark skinned girls are naturally dirty especially fat ones. The user took to her Facebook page to say this along with 3 pictures she uploaded which featured another user. You can see the picture below;


Nollywood actor, Daniel .K. Daniel traditional wedding-photos

Nollywood Actor, Daniel .K. Daniel and his heartthrob Tina had their traditional marriage today in Nnewi, Anambra state. The couple got engaged in May 22nd,2017 during Daniel’s 31st birthday celebration. Daniel and his wife, looked gorgeous as they celebrated in their star studded ceremony which had top stars in the industry such as Ken Erics and many others Daniel Kanayo Daniel is a Nigerian television and film actor, model, voice-over artiste and events compere while his wife Tina is a makeup artist, a beauty blogger and an absolute stunner.  


Steve Harvey Slammed Over Prime Seat At Mayweather/McGregor Fight

While the euphoria of the fight between Mayweather/McGregor is still vibrating fans have taken to social media to slam Steve Harvey over his prime seat at the boxing match in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Fans are asking why he got a better view than Lebron James and other stars. Steve Harvey, who appeared to be rooting for Mayweather was very noticeable ringside. According to report 250 tickets were given for celebrities but they had a hard time deciding who among the  celebrities should have the best seat. A twitterRead More


Kashamu Wants To Kill Me, Gbenga Daniel Cries To Police

The former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel is claiming that a fellow PDP party stalwart, Senator Buruji Kashamu is trying to take his life. He made this accusation in a letter he sent to the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris on Thursday. In the letter titled; ‘Assassination Attempt on my Person; Main Suspect, Senator Buruji Kashamu’, the former governor explained in details how men in military uniform went into his house looking for him. Part of the letter reads, “Five hefty men, two of them in Military fatigue,Read More


Philippines bans wearing of high heeled shoes at work

Philippines on Friday became the first country in Asia to ban the mandatory wearing of high heels in workplaces after the labour department issued an order banning private companies from demanding such from female employees at work. “We hope that the regulation will also be copied and applied for the benefit of workers in the entire Asia region,” said Alan Tanjusay, a spokesman for the Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP). “With this regulation, millions of Filipino (workers) … will now be freed from the bondage ofRead More


FG wants court to revoke Nnamdi Kanu’s bail, seeks his rearrest

The Federal government has approached the Abuja division of the Federal High Court for an order seeking to revoke the bail granted the self-acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.  On the same day, a group of United Nations human rights experts called on the federal government to take decisive step to deal with those behind hate speech, incitement and quit notices.  The request to revoke Kanu’s bail was premised on the grounds that the defendant had flagrantly violated all the conditions attached to his bail.  InRead More


transgender ban in US Military

The United States president, Donald Trump has once again slapped a ban on transgender people preventing them from enlisting in the United States military. The US president signed the memo reinstating the ban on transgender people from serving in the military following the lift of the ban by the last administration under Barack Obama. In the memo signed by the 45th US President, Donald Trump also halted the use of government funds for sex-reassignment surgery for active personnel. However, the US president left the Defence Secretary, Jim Mattis with theRead More


How Oni of Ife’s sisters tribalism crashed his marriage – Palace insider

We recently reported on the breakdown of marriage between the Oni of Ife, His Royal Highness, HRM Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, and Olori Wuraola. According to new details acquired from a source with inside information on the Yoruba power couple by ThisDay, the marriage of the Oni was terminated by his three sisters who are alleged to be dependent on the king. The estranged Olori was said to be victims of tribalism, as the close relatives of the King did not warm up to her as she was not Yoruba. ontraryRead More


72-Year-Old Woman Narrates How She Was Raped By Fulani Herdsmen In Ondo

An aged woman identified as Madam Victoria, 72, has narrated how she fell victim to rapists on her farm in Ondo state. The woman while narrating her experience in the hands of some suspected Fulani herdsmen revealed that the men took turn to rape her on her farm located in Ore, Odigbo LGA, Ondo State. The narration comes following a protest organised by farmers and a youth group under the aegis of Ondo State Youth Coalition, OSYC, to register their dissatisfaction over the rape of Victoria and another woman identifiedRead More


NANS rejects JAMB’s admission cut-off marks

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has rejected the cut-off points for admission into tertiary institutions, describing the reduction as a gross misplacement of priority and exercise in futility. NANS Vice President Olamide Odumosu, spoke at a protest by the group at the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Bwari, on Thursday. Odumosu said that the reduction in the cut-off points would only lead to corruption as well as worsen the level of academic performance of students. He added that NANS had supported the present administration in itsRead More


Facebook introduces new feature for publishers

The social media giant, Facebook, has introduced a new feature for news publishers. According to a statement by Andrew Amker, Facebook Product Manager, the new feature seeks to display publishers’ logo next to articles written and posted by them on Facebook. “Today, we will begin introducing publisher logos next to articles in Trending and Search surfaces on Facebook as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance people’s recognition of the sources of news distributed on our platform,” said Mr Andrew. To ensure authenticity, the feature helps in identifying the various sources of newsRead More


Aso Villa And The Audacity Of Rats – Reuben Abati

What’s that sound I am hearing?” “What sound?” “I thought I heard something like miaow, miaow…” “Oh my cats…oh yes…” “Are you now breeding cats?” “Not really. But I have just joined a group of concerned Nigerians who are planning to go to the Presidential Villa in Abuja to help sort out this issue of rats that invaded the President’s office and chased him out of his office as the BBC reported.” “You mean you believe that story?” “Nobody knows what to believe in this country anymore, but we areRead More


Pogba Now Wears New Flaboyant Haircut ‘Equal’

Manchester United star Paul Pogba has opted to add a new style to his collection ahead of an event on Wednesday. The French midfielder is preparing to appear at the launch of UEFA’s new RESPECT campaign in Monaco, and is clearly taking his role very seriously. Keen to get the message across, the former Juventus playmaker will don a new eye-catching image — which features a red and blond stripe — at the event. Paul Pogba has opted to add a new style to his collection ahead of an event on Wednesday  Man UnitedRead More


#HappyBirthday! Hashtag turns 10

The hashtag, the symbol attached to keywords to tag topics online, on Wednesday celebrates 10 years making social media just a bit more navigable. The sign has preceded the keywords that mark out all major events around the world since 2007, when it got its first outing on Twitter. Before long, it had spread to other social media including Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr. It was Chris Messina, an American designer and social media expert, who originally proposed using the hash sign (#) — pound sign in American English — toRead More


Buhari Cancels Wednesday’s FEC Meeting

What would have been the first meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday to be presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari after 103 days of medical vacation in London has been cancelled. The cancellation of the weekly FEC meeting, which held every Wednesday when Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo held sway as acting president, was announced by the president’s Special Adviser, Media, Mr. Femi Adesina. Adesina gave no reason for the cancellation but added that Buhari would only receive the report of the Osinbajo-led committee on the suspension of the SecretaryRead More


FG lifts post-UTME test ban

The federal government has lifted the ban it hitherto placed on the post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) otherwise called Post-UTME being conducted by individual universities for admissions. Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, announced the decision in Abuja Tuesday while declaring open the 2017 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) policy meeting which heralds the commencement of the 2017/2018 tertiary admission process. He admitted that the 2016 decision to ban the post-UTME was done in error and that he was ill advised to take that decision. He added thatRead More


They said Buhari was poisoned through AC – Tanko

National Chairman, National Conscience Party, Mr. Yunusa Tanko, has said that there was a rumour that President Muhammadu Buhari was poisoned through AC (Air Condition). He said he was happy that Buhari came back safe and sound. He also said he was happy on how Buhari responded to the issue of Biafra agitation. Tanko who featured on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily however said that the National Assembly is responsible for several agitations for restructuring in the country.


‘Stop your unpatriotic attack on Buhari’, group tells Fani-Kayode

The Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) has cautioned the former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode on his call on President Muhammadu Buhari “to resign and go home” as well his other vitriolic attacks on his person. The BMSG specifically described the call by Fani-Kayode as unpatriotic. The group, in a press statement signed by Hon. Austin Braimoh (Chairman) and Chief Cassidy Madueke (Secretary), pointed out that the utterances of the former minister has the potential to create division among various groups in the country. According to the BMSG, “WeRead More


Barcelona attack- Suspects planned monuments attack

One of the four surviving suspects in the Barcelona van attack Mohamed Houli Chemlal in a Madrid court said the cell behind the attack had planned to use explosives against monuments including a famous church Sagrada Familia.’ 13 people were killed and more than 100 people injured in the attack. The four suspects in court were (L-R) Mohammed Aallaa, Mohamed Houli Chemlal, Sahal al-Karib and Driss Oukabir  


FC Barcelona sues Neymar 8.5m euros

FC Barcelona is suing Neymar 8.5 euros (7.8 pounds) for breach of contract and another 10% for delayed payment. Also Barcelona announced the club was withholding a further 26m euro (£23m) loyalty bonus from the player. Neymar who made 222m euro move to Paris St-Germain  in August after buying out his contract had Sunday criticised the club saying “I spent four beautiful years there and parted happy,” “But with [the board], no. “For me, they are not the people who should be there, for the direction of Barca. Barca deserveRead More


23 year old alleged ritualist escapes from custody

A 23 year old 200 level student, ifeanyi Dike paraded before the press for allegedly killing his niece for ritual purposes by the Rivers State police has escaped. According to the victim`s father Mr. Ezewuba “After taking statements from me and Ifeanyi, I went home while he was detained at the Okporo Police Station. “The same day, I was called by the Investigating Police Officer, IPO, Sergeant Blessing at Okporo Police Station to come over to the station, intimating me that an order in form of a signal from AbujaRead More


Nigeria seizes properties linked to ex-oil minister

A Nigerian court confiscated four large housing complexes worth $7 million from a former oil minister accused of corruption on Tuesday as fraud investigators continue to claw back her fortune. Lagos high court judge Abdulaziz Anka ordered former petroleum minister Diezani Alison-Madueke to hand over the developments located across Nigeria that were found to have been purchased with suspect cash. Nigeria’s anti-graft Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) argued in court that Alison-Madueke, along with her cousin Donald Chidi Amamgbo, had made the purchases through front companies. During a searchRead More


Rodents force Buhari to work from home

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will work from home after rodents damaged his official office during a more than 100-day overseas medical absence, a presidential spokesman told AFP Tuesday. The animals damaged furniture and air conditioning fittings in the president’s official Abuja office while he was in London receiving treatment, his media adviser Garba Shehu confirmed. “These are also general works and it is not uncommon for Nigerian presidents to also work from the presidential villa. He has used the residential office for many years,” said Shehu. “What is important isRead More


Kaduna State Top Official’s Son Found After Three Years

A Kaduna State top official has found her son in Lagos after three years. According to reports, the son of the Katsina State governor, Nasir El-Rufai’s S.A., Hon. Binta Abba, was found in Lagos three years after he went missing in Abuja. The Special Adviser to the Kaduna State governor on Child Education’s son, Sulaiman, was found by his uncle in Lagos. According to report, Sulaiman had been reported and declared missing at Area 11 in Abuja. The uncle of the boy who went missing three years ago, also anRead More


Trump watches solar eclipse without eye glasses

U.S president Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and son Baron joined millions of Americans to watch the solar eclipse of the sun. Watching from the balcony of White House  the cosmic spectacle Trump despite warning not to watch without protective eye glasses stared directly into the eclipse. However, he later heeded the warning and wore eyes protective wear. It is said to be the most photographed eclipse in history. It took 90 minutes for the shadow of the moon to travel across the U.S along the path of totality.Read More


Ibadan to have 32 obas as Olubadan remains paramount ruler

Ibadanland, the capital of Oyo State, will soon have a total of 32 beaded crownwearing obas, while the Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, will maintain his status as the paramount ruler of the ancient city. This is the highpoint of the recommendations by the Judicial Commission of Inquiry for the review of the existing 1957 Declaration of Olubadan of Ibadanland and other related chieftaincies in Ibadanland, set up by the Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi. To reduce the lengthy years it takes a potential Olubadan to get to the pinnacle of theRead More


Somali supermodel Iman shares rare picture of daughter

Somali born supermodel Iman 62 shares rare picture of her 17 year old daughter Alexandria Zahra Jones with late husband and musician David Bowie to celebrate her 17th birthday. Captioned ‘The Queen of my heart Lexi Jones at 17 years old! with tags ‘#selfportrait’ and ‘#LexiLove’ for further effect. Iman and David Bowie were married for 24 years before his death.


Anambara Election- IPOB leader Nnamd Kanu backs down

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra Mr Nnamdi Kanu has backed down on his earlier stand that there will be no governorship election in Anambara state on November 18. This decision was reached at a meeting in Owerri organised by a non-governmental organisation, the Ala-Igbo International Foundation. The head of the Foundation Professor Uzodinma Nwala said after much deliberation which is still on-going the Leadership of IPOB agreed not to disrupt the governorship election slated for 18th November.      


President Buhari Arrives Nigeria after 103 days-Photos

President Mohammadu Buhari returns to Nigeria from his medical follow up in London after 103 days away. His plane touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at About 4:35 He was received by the Vice Presidents and other dignitaries. The President while in London played host to Governors, Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the National Assembly Mr. Yakubu Dogara and was host Friday to the General Overseer world wide, Redeemed Christian Church Of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye. The president is to address the nation on MondayRead More


Diezani’s Loot Can Build Six World Class Airports, Complete Lagos-Kano, Lagos-Calabar Rail Lines – Group

A group has stated that the total money looted by a former Petroleum Minister in the country, Diezani Alison-Madueke is enough to complete multi-billion naira projects in the country. The group under the aegis of the Buhari Media Support Group, BMSG, has disclosed that the total loot recovered from the former minister will facilitate the construction of six world class airports in the country. The group further stated that the recovered loot would also facilitate the construction of the Lagos-Calabar and Lagos-Kao rail lines. The group’s statement signed by itsRead More


Boxer Amir Khan Apologises to Anthony Joshua over wrong accusation of affair with his wife

Amir Khan who earlier accused Anthony Joshua of having affair with his wife, today finally took to Tweeter to address his suspicious affair. In his tweeter post he said `Glad all is cleared up and all lies. I got angry like any man would. No truth to it. Good to know.” Replying to his tweet Anthony wrote: “Apology accepted.” Anthony Joshua camp is not satisfied with the insincere message he just want the whole thing to be over and done with, it’s just ridiculous. AJ’s camp are far from happyRead More


IMSU Student Flogged By Lecturer Faints

A 300 level Imo State University student of Nutrition and dietectics reportedly fainted after she was flogged by a lecturer who has been identified as Prof Egbe Richard from the faculty of social science. It was gathered that Prof. Egbe allegedly used his belt to flog the student who came for her exams. Here are photos from the scene below;