Tuesday, May 9th, 2017


Ladoja bought cars for lawmakers to avoid impeachment – Witness

  The Federal High Court in Lagos Tuesday heard that former Oyo State Governor Rashidi Ladoja allegedly bought cars for lawmakers to prevent his impeachment. A prosecution witness, Mr. Adewale Atanda, said this while testifying in Ladoja’s trial before Justice Mohammed Idris. He had earlier testified that the former governor gave directive that Oyo State’s shares be sold. He said N634million, which was part of the commission and profit realised by stockbrokers handling the shares’ sale, were used as slush funds to prevent Ladoja’s impeachment. The witness said the N634million wasRead More

Alleged bribe: Video clip shows Otedola handing ‘parcels’ to Farouk Lawan

The prosecution in the trial of former House of Representatives member, Farouk Lawan played before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory Court in Lugbe, a video clip showing how businessman, Femi Otedola, handed two “parcels” to Lawan. Lawan, who was the Chairman of the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy, is being tried before on three-count charge, in which he is accused of collecting $500,000 out of the $3m bribe he allegedly requested from Otedola. Lawan is also accused of accepting the bribe with a promise toRead More

Is Boko Haram that magnanimous?- Reno Omokri raises questions on the recent release of 82 Chibok girls by Boko Haram

Anybody that is not happy that 82 Chibok girls were released must be a monster whose humanity should be called into question. I thank God that these girls have been released and I commend the Federal Government for the feat of ensuring that these girls are reunited with their families. May God bless PresidentMuhammadu Buhari for providing the leadership that enabled this to happen. Having said that, there are some factual observations I want to raise. What you are about to read is completely devoid of any opinion. I amRead More

Femi Kuti Breaks World Saxophone Record

  Femi Kuti has broken the world record for the longest single note held on a saxophone at the New Africa Shrine. He attained the feat on Sunday at the New Africa Shrine as shared by his sister Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti on her Instagram page @yenikuti. “This evening 7th May at the New Africa Shrine, Femi Kuti broke the world record for the longest single note on a saxophone note set in 1997 by Kenny G. “The record stood at 45 mins 37 seconds….Femi did 46 mins 38 seconds!! Give itRead More

The 82 Chibok Girls and Other Stories-Reuben Abati

  “Eku amojuba awon 82 Chibok girls, o” “What is that supposed to mean in plain English? You better watch your tongue. It will be politically incorrect and suicidal to start making a joke out of something that serious.” “Where is the joke?” “In your tone. I know you when you want to start your mischief.” “I am a born-again Christian” “I know. Like Stephanie Otobo telling Apostle Suleiman that she is born-again after maligning the man’s reputation. Don’t just say anything until you have confessed your sins. Confess. Confess,Read More

Liberal candidate Moon Jae-in wins South Korean election by landslide – exit poll

  THE son of North Korean refugees was set to become the next president of South Korea on Tuesday, in an election that could shape the international response to Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme and open up talks with the pariah regime. The election of former human rights lawyer, Moon Jae-in, 64, for the liberal Democratic Party, would mark a seismic shift in South Korean politics after the impeachment in March of conservative leader, Park Geun-hye, the country’s first female president, over corruption charges. The first exit polls after voting closedRead More

Voices told me to kill him, says man who tried to assassinate Trump

  British man jailed after trying to assassinate Donald Trump said Tuesday that screaming voices in his head urged him to lunge for a policeman’s gun. Michael Sandford, 21, who has a history of mental health issues, told The Sun newspaper how he feared being shot dead himself after being flattened by officers, six metres (20 feet) away from Trump who was campaigning to become US president. Sandford, who is back at his family home in Dorking, south of London, after being released last Tuesday, said he decided to takeRead More

The ‘Iranian Messi’: Barcelona star’s lookalike taken to police station

An Iranian student had to be taken to a police station at the weekend – because he looks too much like Lionel Messi. So many people in the city of Hamaden wanted a picture with Reza Parastesh that police took him to the station and impounded his car to stop the chaos. The fuss started a few months ago when the Messi lookalike’s dad made him pose in a number 10 Barcelona shirt. The 25-year-old soon started cutting his hair and grooming his beard like the Argentina forward. Parastesh findsRead More

Man sleeps with wife’s corpse for six days, says it relieves grief

grieving husband who slept next to his wife’s dead body in their bedroom for six days says he couldn’t bear to see her taken off to a mortuary in a body bag. Leasing agent Russell Davison’s wife Wendy died at their home in Derby, England, after a 10-year battle with cervical cancer. He said he was determined to keep her at home with their four children and not hand her over to a funeral director. The dad now wants to reassure others that staying close to a loved one’s dead bodyRead More

Herdsmen sack two Benue villages, kill eight – Police

Gunmen believed to be nomadic Fulani herdsmen killed eight people in central Nigeria, police said Tuesday, in the latest violence overgrazing and land rights. The attack on two farming villages in the Logo local government area of Benue state happened overnight Sunday to Monday, state police commissioner Bashir Makama told AFP. “Eight people were killed by Fulani cattle rearers who invaded the two farming villages,” he added. Trouble erupted when the villagers — who are predominantly farmers — tried to prevent the herdsmen from moving their cattle through their farms,Read More

Kemi Olunloyo solicits for fund for legal expenses

  Kemi Olunloyo just shared this request through her Instagram page.  Olunloyo who has been in detention in a Port Harcourt prison for a story against Pastor David Ibiyomi says: ”Please Donate to Kemi Olunloyo Legal Expenses Fund. SHE IS STILL IN PORT HARCOURT PRISON. WE THANK YOU”. 1 Like 1 Share    

Jakarta’s Christian governor jailed for blasphemy against Islam

Jakarta’s Christian governor was sentenced to two years in jail for blasphemy against Islam on Tuesday, a harsher than expected ruling that is being seen as a blow to religious tolerance in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation. The guilty verdict comes amid concern about the growing influence of Islamist groups, who organized mass demonstrations during a tumultuous election campaign that ended with Basuki Tjahaja Purnama losing his bid for another term as governor. President Joko Widodo was an ally of Purnama, an ethnic-Chinese Christian who is popularly known asRead More

Don Jazzy, Wizkid, Sarkodie, others named top 10 richest African Musicians

  Forbes Africa has released its list of Richest African musicians and our top stars are not left out. According to Forbes Africa, the stars were selected based on criteria such as endorsement value, popularity, show rates, sales, awards, YouTube views, appearance in newspapers, investment, social media presence, Influence, amongst others. Find the complete list below: 1. AKON, SENEGAL Akon is an obvious part of this list, what with over 35 million albums sold worldwide. The Senegalese singer has won five Grammy Award nominations and has 45 Billboard Hot 100Read More