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Thursday, April 6th, 2017

 

PDP chairman walks out on Jonathan, others at stakeholders’ meeting

Sheriff, addressing newsmen before leaving, expressed displeasure for not being allowed to make the opening remarks. Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday walked out of the party’s stakeholders meeting organised by former President Goodluck Jonathan. Sheriff, who got to the venue of the meeting a few minutes after Jonathan had delivered his remarks, walked out with members of his National Working Committee at about 4.15 p.m. Some of the executive members with him were the Deputy National Chairman, Dr Cairo Ojougboh andRead More


Trump is the star of Twitter’s newest ad campaign (TWTR)

  President Donald Trump’s heavy use of Twitter has earned him the starring role in the social network’s latest ad campaign. Twitter ads featuring Trump recently appeared throughout the Tokyo subway system, as first noticed by Japan Today  The ads feature the Japanese text #トランプ政権, which translates to #TrumpAdministration, and the slogan あなたの知らない今があ, which translates to “There is now you do not know.” A Twitter spokesperson told tech Crunch that its campaign featuring Trump is specific to only Japan and will last for two weeks. The company ran another politically-themed ad campaignRead More


AGAIN COURT GRANTS SAMBO DASUKI BAIL

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday affirmed the bail granted the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, in the charge of unlawful possession of firearms and money laundering brought against him by the Federal Government. Justice Ahmed Mohammed affirmed the bail shortly after taking Mr. Dasuki’s plea in the amended seven-count charge. The judge said that since the prosecution counsel, Oladipo Opeseyi, did not object to the bail of the ex-NSA, the court has to affirm same. He ordered the defendant to continue to enjoy the bail conditionRead More


Martin Luther King Jr’s daughter slams controversial Kendall Jenner Pepsi advert

The Pepsi commercial has since been pulled after sparking major uproar Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter has criticised the controversial Pepsi advert which stars Kendall Jenner. Bernice King took to Twitter on Wednesday to blast the ad that has been widely branded “insensitive” and in “bad taste”. She wrote: “If only Daddy would have known about the power of Pepsi.”  Bernice King attacked the Pepsi commercial on social media on Wednesday – just before the drink company announced it was canceling the advertisement ✔@BerniceKing If only Daddy would have knownRead More


Mother recounts how doctors spent 9hrs operating on 1-yr-old daughter raped by neighbour

  A distraught mother of a 16-month-old girl (names withheld) raped by a 16-year-old neighbour, has revealed how doctor’s at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, FETHA, Ebonyi State spent nine hours of intensive operation to save the life of her daughter. While calling on security operatives to ensure justice is done over the defiling of her child, the mother of four, said the accused neighbour used the opportunity of her absence to rape her daughter However, DSP Madu Jude, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer said he had not beenRead More


Actress Iyabo Ojo keeping Kemi Olunloyo in prison, not Pastor Ibiyeomie – OAP Daddy Freeze

Popular Cool FM OAP, Daddy Freeze has revealed that it’s actually a suit filed by Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo, that is keeping controversial blogger, Kemi Olunloyo, behind bars after she got bail from that of Pastor David Ibiyeomie of Salvation Ministries. Recall that Kemi, a US trained journalist, was remanded in prison for allegedly publishing materials believed to have defamed the General Overseer of Salvation Ministries in Port Harcourt, Pastor David Ibiyeomie. Just after a Magistrate Court had granted her bail and she was about to take her leave, aRead More


This man has been sending his ex-girlfriend the same text message EVERY DAY for three years

Known only has ‘Picasso’, the silver-tongued charmer posted a photo on twitter of the text he repeatedly sends his ex-girlfriend each day. To ensure he never forgets to do so, he also sets an alarm to remind himself. It also looks like he’s one of those people who can’t just have the one alarm and hit snooze. Obviously we don’t know what their relationship was like, nor what lead to their break-up. Maybe she made his life a living hell before trampling over his heart. That said, this is a newRead More


Haley: Russia thwarts U.N. action on Syria atrocity

Ambassador Nikki Haley shows pictures of Syrian chemical attack victims to the U.N. Security Council U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, condemned Russia’s refusal to hold Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accountable for a chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians, including many children, in the rebel-held region of Idlib Tuesday. At an emergency session of the U.N. Security Council Wednesday, Haley held graphic photos of the Syrian victims, insisting “We cannot close our eyes to those pictures.” “This Security Council thinks of itself as a defender of peace, security andRead More


Court unfreezes Patience Jonathan’s account

  A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday issued an order unfreezing the Skye Bank account of a former First Lady, Patience Jonathan. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had in November 2016, filed an application before the court, seeking an order freezing the account. The commission had contended that the funds were reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime. The account is said to harbour the sum of 5.8 million dollars.


My wife poured kerosene into my keg of palm wine, man tells court

  A 37-year old Palm wine tapper, Mr Femi Taiwo, on Thursday, appealed to an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court to dissolve his three-year-old marriage to his wife, Bose, over her alleged frequent attacks. Femi in his application for divorce also accused his wife of disrespecting her in-laws and in the habit of constantly fighting him over trivial matters. The petitioner said both his parents and family members had tried to intervene in their family feud but that his wife failed to listen to their counsel. He further told the court thatRead More


Ahmed Musa to sue over wife beating reports

Leicester and Nigerian forward,Ahmed Musa is considering legal action after his agent described reports that he was arrested for beating up his wife on her birthday as “inaccurate”. The Nigeria international, who joined the Premier League champions last summer from CSKA Moscow for £16m, was questioned by Leicestershire police in the early hours of Wednesday morning after they were called to a disturbance at his home in Countesthorpe. Musa was later released without charge and his agent has insisted reports of the 24-year-old’s arrest hours after he had wished hisRead More


Bishop resigns over ‘attitudes’ towards young people

  Church authorities on Thursday said a French bishop has resigned at the request of the Vatican after concerns were raised about his behaviour towards young people. The Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis had accepted the resignation of the bishop of Aire and Dax, Herve Gaschignard. A spokesman for Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, the archbishop of Bordeaux, said that the cardinal had been approached last month by two people involved with young people in Gaschignard’s diocese. The two had told him of concerns that the bishop’s “words and attitudes” had causedRead More


Justice Ademola to Resume Sitting as Court Clears Him, Wife of Corruption Allegations

  An Abuja High Court on Wednesday cleared the path for Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja, to resume sitting, when it dismissed the 18 criminal charges filed by the federal government against him, his wife, Olabowale, and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Joe Agi. The trial judge, Justice Jude Okeke, also discharged and acquitted the three defendants on the grounds that the prosecution failed to establish a prima facie case against them. Justice Ademola was one of seven judges whose residences were raided byRead More


Navy Admiral, Daniel Ikoli, Found Dead After Suspected Suicide

Barely seven months after he was promoted from the rank of navy commodore to rear admiral, Daniel Teikumo Ikoli of the Nigerian Navy was suspected to have taken his life on Wednesday in his residence at No. 8B Roycroft Street, Apapa GRA, Lagos. He was said to have shot himself in the chest after firing two previous shots that hit the wall and the television set in his house. After the incident, the steward who was living with him in the house when Ikoli took his life was invited forRead More


Eight Ivy Schools Offer Nigerian Teenager Admission

Ifeoma White-Thorpe, a New Jersey high school student, born by Nigerian parents, has done a clean sweep of her college applications, racking up acceptances from all eight Ivy League schools in the United States as well as Stanford, just for good measure. She got offers for admission to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, UPenn, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton and Stanford. Ifeoma, who attends Morris Hills High School in Denville, is now dealing with a happier problem—figuring out which of the prestigious schools she’d like to go to in order to further herRead More


Reception for Oritsejafor in Delta

The Christian Association of Nigeria on Thursday held a grand reception and interdenominational church service in honour of the immediate past National President of the association, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor. The grand reception is holding at the Word of Life Bible Church in Warri, Delta State by CAN South South zone. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is among the dignitaries attending the ceremony with with some traditional rulers from across the South South states, including the Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom, HRM Ovie Richard Ogbon, Oghoro 1 in attendance. Top Christian leaders including theRead More


Senate asks finance minister to release N15bn for amnesty programme

  Sequel to the five-month arrears being owed the 30,000 beneficiaries of the amnesty programme, the Senate has asked the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, to release the outstanding N15bn in the 2016 budgetary allocation to the Presidential Amnesty Programme. Under the programme, each beneficiary receives a monthly stipend of N65,000. The Senate also mandated its Committee on Niger Delta to investigate the circumstances leading to funding constraints of the programme, with a view to avoiding re-occurrence. The committee was given two weeks to submit its report. This followed a motion by Sen. PeterRead More


PHOTOS: El-Zakzaky followers protest continued detention of their leader


Constituents disown Jibrin over Buhari comments

Hundreds of people from Bebeji/Kiru Federal constituency in Kano State on Wednesday staged a protest against call by Representative  Abdulmumini Jibrin for President Muhammadu Buhari to resign. The protesters who stormed the APC state headquarters, condemned the comments by Jibrin, who represents the area in the House of Representatives. Jibrin is currently on a suspension imposed on him by the House of Representatives over the 2016 budget padding scandal.  The protesters described the statement as “irresponsible” and called on the APC to punish the legislator. Speaking at the occasion, theRead More


PDP crisis: Senate caucus endorses political solution, appoints Abaribe spokesperson

The Senate Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party said the lingering leadership crisis in the party would best be resolved through a political solution. The caucus expressed confidence that political solution was an enduring option for resolving the crisis. In a statement by its Spokesperson, Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe, on Wednesday in Abuja, the caucus said that the resolution was the outcome of an earlier meeting of the group.  “The Caucus, which also unanimously appointed Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe as its spokesman, said that resorting to political option was without prejudice to the ongoingRead More