A High Court sitting in Kaduna, Thursday in Kaduna, granted stringent bail conditions to a former Bureau Chief with Vanguard Newspapers, Mr. Luka Binniyat, who is standing trial over alleged false publication brought against him by the Kaduna State government. Justice Bashir Sukola announced that two sureties are to bring their international passports to be deposited in the court with N10m each and a bank bond to that effect to the amount of money. The case was adjourned to August 31, 2017. The court was, however filled with journalists, alongsideRead More
O.J. Simpson who appeared in court today at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada for his parole hearing has been granted parole. He could be out of prison by October. Simpson who was convicted in 2008 for armed robbery in a Las Vegas hotel room is serving a jail term of 33 years.. Simpson 70 who has served nine years of his 33 years jail term was considered for parole by four board Parole members. In 1995 Simpson was found not guilty in the killing of ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson andRead More
Nollywood actress Halima Abubakar who is battling with an ailment said to be as a result of fibroid operation she did some months ago according to the brother Isa has called out on people who are exploiting her present condition for personal gain to stop. In an Instagram post she expressed her gratitude to people who have shown her love and encouragement at this pint of her life She wrote, “Am grateful to everyone who has shown me love and encouragement at this point in my life. May God blessRead More
The leader of the Independent States Of Biafra (IPOB) Mr. Nnamdi Kanu has claimed that the Federal Government offered him the Republic of Biafra consisting of the five eastern states while in prison. He made this disclosure while addressing Igbo Civil Society Coalition led by Prof. Obasi Igwe who paid him a visit at his Umuahia home. According to Kanu he rejected the offer because he wanted Biafra that include Rivers and Benue. He also claimed he was offered oil block and a mansion in Dubai in an effort toRead More
A woman in Saudi Arabia who posted a video of herself wearing a mini skirt and a hanging top has been arrested by the Saudi Police. The Snapchat video posted over the weekend and has gone viral was posted by a woman with the name Khulood. In the video the woman was seen walking around and playing with sand in the historic fort of Ushayqir, north of Riyadh. Saudi Arabia a conservative Muslim country with a strict dress code as women are giving little or no freedom in the kingdom.Read More
Harare – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace was injured in what officials called a freak accident as she left the airport with her husband on Saturday following their return from Singapore, state television reported. Mugabe had gone to Singapore on July 7 for a medical check, his third such trip this year and was accompanied by his wife. State television ZBC quoted Mugabe’s spokesperson George Charamba saying that the veteran leader’s wife “suffered some soft tissue bruising on the right ankle as a result of a freak car incidentRead More
I Collected $4million Furniture From Aluko, Omokore, I’m Ready To Go To Jail – Diezani Alison-Madueke Makes Shocking Revelations
A former Petroleum Minister in the country, Diezani Alison-Madueke who has been embroiled in a series of investigations in connection with embezzlement and diversion of funds accruing up to billions of dollars has in a recorded conversation which surfaced online threatened to expose her alleged co-conspirators, Kola Aluko and Jide Omokore. The former minister who is facing several multi-billion dollar fraud and money laundering cases in Nigeria, the U.K and America made this known in a recorded conversation between her and some investigators questioning her over her alleged participation inRead More
A crackdown on visitors with visa overstays is imminent in the United States of America with Nigeria, Brazil, Venezuela, China and Colombia listed as countries with the most total overstays that do not participate in the visa waiver programme. The Trump Administration says it has a problem with visa overstays in the country and is now determined to step up enforcement to try to cut down on the violations. Consequently, the government is introducing a face scan for all US citizens travelling abroad. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) saidRead More
A pastor of a church in Ludhiana, India was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne assailants at Salem Tabri locality here late last night. Sultan Masih, 50, was standing outside the church and talking to someone on his mobile phone, when two armed youths with their faces covered shot at the pastor from a close range, police said today. The pastor had been hit by multiple bullets. He was rushed to DMC Hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival. A case has been filed and the police are scanningRead More
Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament’s oldest champion Sunday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final. Federer claimed his 19th gram Slam Title 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 and at 35 is Wimbledon’s oldest men’s winner of the modern era, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 when he won in 1976. However, the Swiss superstar’s 11th Wimbledon final, and 29th at the majors, will also be remembered for the moving sight of the popularRead More
Six countries have demanded FIFA strip Qatar of the 2022 World Cup. The nations, who have cut diplomatic ties with the Gulf state last month, also threatened a boycott. They are: Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Mauritania, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt. Their request was confirmed by FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, according to Reuters. “The countries warned FIFA of the risks threatening fan and player security in a country that is ‘the base and the castle of terrorism,’” Infantino is quoted as saying. Infantino said the the countries cited ArticleRead More
Group of various ethnic nationalities in Taraba under the aegis of ‘Save Our Souls Group, SOSG, yesterday petitioned Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, demanding probe of farmer’s killing by herdsmen in Taraba and across the country. Addressing a press conference in Jalingo, leaders of the group, Mr. Othman Dan Ali and Helen Adi noted that the presidency cannot continue to ignore the blatant transgression of lives and properties by rampaging Fulani herdsmen who have killed many across the states of the federation. While giving the Acting President a 24Read More
Nollywood actress, Stephanie Linus was not at last night’s Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) to pick up an award or any of that. She had only one mission and that was to steal the show. Did her plan pan out? Well, you’ll see. Stephanie Linus shone brighter than most in a fuschia pink gown by Turkey-based celebrated designer, Fouad Sarkis. She paired with dropping, statement earrings and nude makeup that directed all attention to her eyes. The look gained perfection with her neatly-laid, slicked back hair that finished in aRead More
Court documents filed by the US Department of Justice in Houston have revealed that Nigeria’s former oil minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke tried to warn Kola Aluko and Jide Omokore, her business partners against lavish spending, including splashing millions of dollars on a yacht. “If you want to hire a yacht, you lease it for two weeks or whatever. You don’t go and sink funds into it at this time when Nigerian oil and gas sector is under all kinds of watch,” she said to Aluko in a recorded conversation. But herRead More
Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district and Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign and local debts, Shehu Sani has urged Nigerians to disregard reports that President Muhammadu Buhari was trying to Islamise Nigeria. In a post on his Facebook page on Friday, the Senator highlighted that such reports by Gen. T. Y. Danjuma and some elder statesmen only threaten the existence of Nigeria. He wrote, “Its unfair to President Buhari for any individual or group to accuse him or his administration of having any theocratic agenda. Other issues raised about hisRead More
Femi Fani-Kayode has lashed out again, on President Muhammadu Buhari, describing him as a tyrant, and despotic leader. The former Minister of Aviation made this known in a press statement issued by his media aide, Jude Ndukwe in response to accusations by some youths from the North that he and Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state are bent on destabilizing the country. According to Fani-Kayode, his criticisms of the Buhari government is borne out of his total disregard for humanity by his actions and inactions. “Their criticism of Buhari isRead More
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, said he would have burnt his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) membership card if the court had declared Ali Modu Sheriff chairman of the party. He said that he would have also destroyed the party’s flag in his possession. Fayose, who returned to the state on Friday after the Wednesday’s Supreme Court session, stated this while addressing PDP supporters in Ado-Ekiti. He said that he would have destroyed his membership card of the party and the flag right at the court premises if the verdict had beenRead More
Following his retirement from football, Barcelona legend Ronaldinho has turned his attention to music and the Brazilian has launched his singing career by releasing his first single. The former Barcelona star uploaded a video of his new track ‘Sozinho’, or ‘Alone’, to his official YouTube channel. Ronaldinho who became popular because of his dribbling skills during his active playing days admitted that he had wanted to become a musician when he was young. It was gathered that he has previously featured in a number of Brazilian rap videos, as wellRead More
A middle-aged South African taxi driver has been arrested for staging his own kidnapping – He was found hiding in his girlfriend’s house. The two are set to appear before the court An unidentified cab driver has been arrested by detectives in South Africa alongside his girlfriend for allegedly kidnapping himself. According to local media reports, the man had reportedly gone to spend with his 31-year old lover in the outskirts of Limpopo town. Confirming the arrests, authorities intimated that the driver had advised the woman to brief the ownerRead More
A 30-year-old man named Rafiqul Islam has cut off the fingers of his wife, Hawa Akhter for insisting on furthering her education. Islam had blindfolded his 21-year-old wife and taped her mouth under the pretense of surprising her with a gift, only to chop off her fingers. Just as she held out her hand to receive the gift, he cut off all five of her fingers, The Times reports. After chopping off the fingers, Islam ordered one of his relatives to throw the fingers in a dustbin to avoid doctorsRead More
The highly celebrated meeting between Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and ailing President Muhammad Buhari lasted for five minutes only according to Presidency officials in the know of the what transpired between the two leaders at the “Abuja House” in London. When Acting President Osinbajo arrived London, he left behind his entourage and traveled in a car all with a few diplomatic staff alone to meet President Buhari in his abode. Our sources state that President Buhari still has a major difficulty speaking audibly as his treatment continues for an ailment believed to be cancer, whichRead More
Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has claimed that Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, will become vice-president “when President Muhammadu Buhari is declared dead”. Fani-Kayode, took to his Twitter account Friday morning, to state this in reaction to the visit of former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, to El-Rufai this week. He wrote: “When Buhari is declared dead the plan is for Osinbajo to appoint Nasir El Rufai as his VP. Tony Blair has come to Kaduna to convey British approval of that plan. El Rufai is slotted toRead More
Ousted National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff, has said that he is still in shock over the judgment of the Supreme Court which removed him from office on Wednesday. According to PUNCH Newspapers, his reaction was given through his deputy, Dr Cairo Ojuogboh and the former Spokesperson for his faction, Mr Bernard Mikko, who released a three paragraph statement to the press in Abuja on Thursday. The three-paragraph statement said, “We received with shock the 12th July judgement of the Supreme Court on the leadership ofRead More
The police in Lagos have arrested one Ufom Udoh for allegedly staging his kidnap in order to fleece his sibling. The incident occurred on July 3, at Liverpool, Apapa. It was gathered that one Victor Udoh, had reported at the police command that his younger brother was kidnapped by unknown persons. According to the command’s spokesman, Olarinde Famous-Cole, the case was referred to the anti-kidnapping unit and they swung into action. According to TheNation, he said the unit traced all calls the complainant got on his phone, adding that itRead More
Former first lady of the United states, Michelle Obama stepped out on stage with special Olympic athletes at the 2017 ESPYS. She looked trimmed and stunning.
Nollywood actress, Uche Jombo’s husband, Kenney Rodriguez has taken to his social media page on Instagram to react to stories of his alleged breakup from the actress. Recall that reports had earlier surfaced that the actress; husband is romantically involved with a much younger girl and they have both been spotted in public together. However, in reaction to the report, Kenney Rodriguez took to his social media page to write: “I would like to publicly apologize to my wonderful wife Uche Jombo for the foolishness that has been speculating theRead More
The Supreme Court has declared the Ahmed Markafi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the authentic leadership of the party, thereby putting an end to the nearly 14 months of legal battle over the soul of the party. Giving its judgment in Abuja Wednesday, the Supreme Court upturned the verdict of the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt that declared Senator Alli Modu Sheriff as the authentic national chairman of the party. Justice Bode Rhodes Vivour, who read the verdict of the three-man panel, held that the appeal hasRead More
The Chief Mobilization Officer of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB,), Candy Stallworth, has released names of IPOB members/delegation that will visit the White House, July 21. Recall that IPOB had said they had an invitation to visit the White House but reportedly rescheduled it due the to the recent terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom. However, the Chief Mobilization officer, Candy Stallworth, in Facebook post, said the visit to the White House would take place on July 21, 2017. Candy Stallworth also revealed names of some IPOB member whoRead More
A picture from the recently held G20 summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin with a hard face. Surrounded by other world leaders including Trump listening hard to what he appeared to be saying has gone viral. This picture has been retweeted and liked teens of thousands of times. What a minute! the only problem is that the picture is fake.
Wife discovers husband dead on sofa in the morning after unsettled row in the night. The devastated mother of three has urged couples not go to bed angry. Mikey 36 has been working 16 hours shift and had heated argument with wife Ashely Murrell 33 after he came back home late. She was worried that he was running his health to the ground and told him to sleep on the sofa for the night as they could not sort out the dispute But when beauty therapist Mrs Murrell woke upRead More
Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of hiring assassins to kill her. The ex-First Lady made the allegations in a letter written to the House of Representatives on Monday. According to Mrs. Jonathan, she had survived two assassination attempts on her life, believed to have been championed by the anti-graft agency. She pleaded with the lower chamber of the National Assembly to come to her rescue before the anti-graft agency succeeded in its plot to eliminate her. According to the letter writtenRead More
Islamic State terrorist organisation has announced the death of it`s leader Al-Baghdadi and that new leader will be announced soon.
The picture of the Ooni of Ife Oba Enitan Ogunwusi bowing to the senate President Bukola Saraki has set tongue wagging. Someone tweeted “Is this a politician or a first class traditional ruler?’ Another tweet reads “No wonder they stole his phone without fear”
The Kaduna chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has passed a vote of no confidence on the leadership of the Governor Nasir El-Rufai. According to a statement by the chieftains of the party, read at a press conference by contained in a statement read by Maitamaki Tom Maiyashi, the development follows allegations against the governor, deemed to be anti-people. According to ‘leaders, under the umbrella of the APC AKIDA’, the governor has embarked on “destruction of community peace or mortgaging the future of our children whose state of education and development isRead More
A US military plane crashed in rural Mississippi, on Monday evening, killing at least 16 people, a regional emergency management official said. No official details were immediately available on the circumstances of the crash in northern Mississippi’s LeFlore County, about 100 miles (160 km) north of Jackson, the state capital. Captain Sarah Burns, a spokeswoman for the Marine Corps, said only that a U.S. Marines KC-130 Hercules transport aircraft had “experienced a mishap,” with news media initially reporting five confirmed deaths. Several hours later, Fred Randle, LeFlore County director ofRead More
In a statement certain to raise eyebrows, President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, has promised that “hyenas and jackals” will soon be evicted from the proverbial kingdom headed by her husband. Mrs. Buhari, who has never shied away from controversy and in a BBC interview last year had alluded to a cabal in the presidency that was influencing her husband, stated this in a Facebook post Monday, in response to a post by the senator representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, who had lamented that prayers forRead More
Teenage male model, Han Hyun-Min’s long legs and powerful strut have made him a rising star on South Korean catwalks, but his agent knew there would be a problem in the ethnically homogeneous country: he is half black. Han, 16, has a Nigerian father in a society where racial discrimination is widespread and people of mixed race are commonly referred to as “mongrels.” “A dark-skinned fashion model like Han was unheard of in South Korea; so, recruiting him was a big gamble,” said agent Youn Bum. Now, Han is posingRead More
Students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, are currently protesting at the High Court of Justice, in Ede, over the arraignment of the Vice Chancellor of the institution Prof. Anthony Elujoba. The protest commenced after Justice David Oladimeji asked that Prof. Elujoba be remanded in Ilesha prison pending the ruling of the application for bail of himself and the Bursar of the school. Mrs. Ronke Akeredolu, on July 19. The EFCC opposed the application for bail for the two defendants a decision which got the students and workers angry. TheyRead More
When Oluyemi Ojudu, a civil servant, registered for a housing scheme initiated by a parish in one of Nigeria’s largest Pentecostal churches, the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, in Abuja, he thought it was the beginning of the end of paying exorbitant rent to landlords. “It is the desire of everybody to be land owners. It is a dream of everyone in Abuja to have a place they can call their own and stop paying rent as tenants to landlords,” he told PREMIUM TIMES. Land and other properties in AbujaRead More
A woman from Georgia Isabel Martinez, 33 accused of murdering four of her young children and their father appeared in a Georgia court Friday morning, smiling and posing for cameras.
Negative reactions after Ivanka Trump took his father`s seat at the G20. The outcry was sparked after a Russian official, Svetlana Lukash, posted an image of Ms Trump which he later deleted. She was seen sitting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and British Prime Minister Theresa May. This happened when Donald Trump briefly left to attend to another meeting. Some of the response reads-“Why the hell is Ivanka Trump sitting in for daddy at G20 meetings?! What are her qualifications? Who voted for her?” the writer Charles Blow said onRead More
In El Salvador, 19-year-old Evelyn Beatriz Hernandez Cruz, a high school student and survivor of multiple rapes has been sentenced to 3o years in prison for delivering a stillborn baby. She was arrested at a hospital in April on suspicion of having an abortion which is illegal in El Salvador. Abortion has been totally illegal in El Salvador for the last 20 years. After giving birth at her home, then fainting from massive blood loss. El Salvador is one out of the six countries with a total ban on abortion.Read More
The First Lady of United States Melania Trump wore this classy outfit while attending the high-profile gathering of world leaders at the G20. She draped a red coat in cape style over her shoulders while attending a meeting for spouses of the summit attendees.
Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu, two of the Chibok schoolgirls, who escaped from Boko Haram captivity in 2014, read a letter applauding U.S. President Donald Trump during a recent visit to the White House. The White House released more photos of the girls on Saturday, saying during their visit, Joy and Lyida “read the President a letter about their experience”. On the night of April 14, 2014, Boko Haram terrorists attacked the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno. An excerpt of the letter is below: “Mr. President, we urgeRead More
A pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), his wife, their two children and a church worker, were crushed to death by two containers yesterday in Lagos while on their way home from the monthly Holy Ghost vigil of the church. Three others were injured. Pastor Charles Ito and his wife Rosaline were killed. The names of the children and the church worker could not be immediately confirmed. The Nation gathered that two tyres of the truck carrying the containers unexpectedly lost pressure which made the vehicle tilt heavilyRead More
Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB Nnamdi Kanu speaks about Biafra on Channels Television. He was also asked if there was anything that would make him change his mind he said no. Watch the full interview.
Super Eagles and Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia, his club said on Thursday. “It is with great sadness that Wolves can today reveal that Carl Ikeme has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia”, Wolves said in a statement ion its website. The 31-year-old Nigerian international goalkeeper returned some abnormal blood tests during his pre-season testing, and a further medical investigation has revealed he is suffering from leukaemia. The club said the goalie will start an immediate course of chemotherapy as he begins a lengthy battleRead More
Parents of terminally sick child Charlie Gard shared Trump’s tweet that read: “If we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so.”, Pope Francis released a statement Sunday saying Charlie’s parents should be allowed to try whatever possible to help treat their son. Charlie was born Aug. 4, 2016 with a rare condition — mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome — that causes muscle and organ dysfunction and cerebral disorders. The condition caused a brain damage in the baby soon after theRead More
Wissam Al Mana and Janet Jackson`s estranged husband takes his new born Eissa Monday to park in London. Janet and Wissam split back in April and are in the process of a divorce. Their son was born just a few months before the separation. Wissam a billonaire frequents the park with his son.
Victor Aguilar, mayor of San Pedro Huamelula, Mexico, “married” a crocodile in a grand ceremony, which included a gown for the scaly bride. The marriage was actually symbolic, a 200-year-old superstitious tradition meant to bring a good harvest to the village. The ceremony according to superstitious tradition will help in the catch of plenty fish, shrimps and other seafood.