Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Star Wars' R2D2 actor, Kenny Baker buried (Photos)

The Star Wars’ R2-D2 actor Kenny Baker has been buried earlier this afternoon. Darth Vader actor David Prowse made sure the force went with the diminutive actor, alongside model Linda Lusardi and comedian Bernie Clifton, at the funeral service and cremation in Lancashire.

Police force woman to remove part of clothing to enforce Burkini ban in France

Armed police officers forced a woman at a Nice beach to remove some of her clothing as part of the French city's controversial ban on the burkini.

The photos show officers, armed with guns and batons, standing around the woman, who was lying on the beach in a blue headscarf and a matching top.

Buhari meets Zamfara & Borno Governors in Abuja (Photos)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with the Zamfara and Borno State governors at the State House, Abuja. Continue to see more photos after the cut…

Joseph Yobo signs for Kano Pillars

Former Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo  has signed for Kano Pillars for the rest of the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) season.

Ezekiel Oseni appointed new NERFUND Ag. MD

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun has on Wednesday approved the appointment of Ezekiel Oseni as the Acting Managing Director of the National Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND).

Naira sinks at N402/$ on black market

The Naira has fallen at 402 naira per dollar on the black market on Wednesday, traders said, weaker than 397 it traded at its previous session as dollar shortages gripped the official market.

Bomb explosion kills one, injures three in Yobe

Bomb explosion has occurred in Damaturu, Yobe State, killing one person and injuring three others. The incident was said to have occurred after an Army officer approached a welding shop to repair an equipment belonging to the military.

36-yr-old Man abducts teenagers in Lagos

A man, Ezechi Uwazie, 36, has been arraigned before a Surulere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly abducted a 17-year-old girl, has been arraigned before a Surulere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. He is facing two charges of abduction and fraud.

Sultan's an Ambassador of Peace, National Unity – Saraki

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday, described the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, as an ambassador of peace, promoter of national unity, champion of national development, embodiment of tradition and culture and a source of inspiration to many Nigerians.

Pictured: How Zika wreaks havoc in Baby's brain & causes skull to collapse

Images have emerged online showing the graphic detail of how the Zika virus can damage a baby's brain. Researchers scanned the brains of 45 Brazilian babies whose mothers were affected with the virus. The images show the damage goes well beyond the devastating birth defect known as microcephaly, in which the baby's head is smaller than normal.

Photos: Buhari presides over FEC Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari has on Wednesday presided over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Continue to see more photos…

Actress Ivie Okujaye shares first full photos of daughter

Nollywood actress, Ivie Okujaye-Egbo has shared the first full photo of her daughter.

Bauchi revokes Raymond Dokpesi’s 2013 Certificate of Occupancy

The Bauchi state government has revoked a 2013 "Certificate of Occupancy" granted to the Chairman of AIT, Raymond Dokpesi.

Ali Baba, Ufoma McDermott, Mary Uranta, others at Yaw's Birthday Party in Lagos

The Wazobia FM's On Air Personality (OAP), Yaw celebrated his birthday party last night in Lagos. He was honoured by ace comedian, Ali Baba, actresses Ufoma McDermott, Mary Uranta and many others. Meanwhile, during early hours of Tuesday, the comic actor visited the Bethesda Home for The Blind to give back to the society. Continue to see more photos after the cut...

IK Ogbonna & Akon hangout together (Photo)

Nollywood actor, IK Ogbonna and African sensation Pop star, Akon ran into each other recently and shared the photo above.

Italy Earthquake: Death toll rises to 37

At least 37 people have died in the magnitude 6.2 quake that struck central Italy, trapping residents under hills of rubble, Italy’s civil protection agency says.

The quake struck early on Wednesday when most people were asleep, razing homes and buckling roads in a cluster of towns and villages some 140 km (85 miles) east of Rome.

Petrol tanker explosion kills many, razes buildings & properties in Edo

A petrol tanker fell and exploded at Upper Mission junction along the Benin-Auchi express road, Edo State this morning, and razed over four houses.  According to eyewitnesses, many people were killed and properties burnt in the inferno that ensued, while residents in nearby building started moving their belongings.

Munachi Abii relates workout experience (Photo)

Former Most beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN), singer/actress, Munachi Abii is doing a lot in her isolation recently. Aside reading widely, she has been working out generously too. She took to social media on Wednesday to share her workout experience.

Police shoots black man in his home after he called them for help

An Indianapolis cop shot a 48-year-old black man, Carl Williams in his own home Tuesday after the man called out police to respond to a robbery, authorities say. The black man called police out to his home to deal with an armed robber who had threatened his wife with a gun and tried to steal her car at around 4:30am.

Troops repel attack on their location at Darul Jamel

Troops on Operation LAFIYA DOLE stationed at Darul Jamel, on the fringes of Sambisa forest, northern parts of Borno State, yesterday evening successfully  repelled an attempted attack on their location by remnants of  Boko Haram terrorists.

OAP, Freeze reacts to Pastor who flogged 2 teenage church members for fornication

Cool FM’s On Air Personality (OAP), Daddy Freeze wrote this about the Pastor, who recently flogged his church members for committing fornication. Continue reading…

Buhari celebrates Sultan of Sokoto at 60 on Twitter

President Muhammadu Buhari has celebrated the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, who has clocked 60 years old.

Tyga to pay $186k to another Landlord for inability to maintain property

Few weeks after settling a high-cost legal dispute with his ex-landlord, Tyga has been hit with another whooping bill from one of his property owners. 

Blac Chyna sued for sending woman to hospital

Blac Chyna is facing a suit over a woman she allegedly sent to the hospital after a car accident. Chyna's friend, Paige Addison, was tooling around in Chyna's BMW back in November when she blew a stop sign and slammed into an SUV and injured 2 people inside.

Man dragged to court for stealing 2 lives Turkeys

A 23-year-old man, Chukwu Darlington, who allegedly stole two live turkeys in Lagos and ate them, has been released on bail in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety in like sum. He was arraigned before a Surulere Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

67-yr-old retiree commits suicide in Calabar

A 67-year-old retiree, Mr. Okon Edet Iwang, hanged himself in front of his room at 13B, Ekpo Iso Lane, Ikot Ansa in Calabar Municipality on Tuesday. Mr. Edet, who hailed from Obot Akara, Ukposin Atai in Akwa Ibom State, was said to have been suffering from diabetes for close to three years, but was gradually recovering before the suicide.

6.1 Magnitude Earthquake rocks Italy

6.1 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, leveling buildings in several towns as residents slept. The mayor of hard-hit Amatrice said: "The town isn’t here anymore."

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Libya deports 241 Nigerians - NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that at least 241 Nigerians have been deported from Libya.  NEMA’s spokesperson, Ibrahim Farinloye said the 241 Nigerians were repatriated on Tuesday from Libya and landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 3:41pm.

Amosun Blames Insecurity on Parental Negligence

Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has identified parental negligence and the bastardization of institutions as some of the cause of insecurity and criminality in Nigeria.

Delivering a keynote address at the Institute for Security Studies of the Department of State Security Services, on Tuesday, the governor lamented the abdication of parental responsibility among several Nigerian parents.

Lagos set to witness Birth Of New Broadcast Machinery

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday said the aggressive repositioning of the broadcast stations in the State was part of his administration’s strategy aimed at empowering the media outfits to compare favorably with the best in the world, pledging that the State would soon celebrate the birth of new broadcast machinery.

CBN bans 9 Banks from FX market for aiding NNPC’s TSA breach

Nine Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) have been banned by the Central Bank of Nigeria  (CBN) from the foreign exchange market, for hiding over $2 billion belonging to Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) from the Treasury Single Account (TSA).

Leading entertainers to thrill @ Daylight’s Bowler Hats Bash 2, Holds October 1

After months of intensive planning and brainstorming sessions, all is now set for the second edition of the annual Bowler Hats Bash (BHB).

The high-net-worth evening of undiluted comedy, music, dance and more, holds elaborately on Independence Day, Saturday, October 1, at the upscale Coliseum Events Centre, Ikeja, Lagos, amid glitz and grandeur.

Police recruits to undergo lie detector tests

All new recruits to the Nigerian police force will have to take a polygraph/lie detection test, alongside all their other tests, to check whether they are fit to serve, a police statement says.

Kaduna Lawmaker kidnapped from his home

A lawmaker in the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Ismail, has been kidnapped by unknown hoodlums on Monday.

Saraki sends technical team to review Humanitarian situation in North East

As part of the activities to mark the 2016 World Humanitarian Day, the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, sent a technical team to Maiduguri, Borno State, to conduct interviews with domestic and international stakeholders working in the IDP camps in the greater Maiduguri area. The purpose of the visit was to collect information about the emergency relief, recovery and rehabilitation efforts in Borno State.

Flavour disassociates self from LinkedIn Account

High life musician, Flavour has dissociated himself from a LinkedIn account that was opened with his name and photo. According to him, he has no LinkedIn account, therefore the page is fake.

Minimum wage can’t buy a Bag of Rice – NLC

The Anambra State chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress, has on Tuesday described as laughable that the country’s minimum wage could no longer buy a bag of rice. The Chairman of the congress, Mr  Jerry Nnubia, said this during a rally in solidarity with Nasarawa state workers, who were allegedly killed by the police while protesting against the slice in wages by the state government on July 29.

'Why Add More' Campaign Berths

(L-R): Kufre Ekanem, Corporate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian Breweries Plc; Ruth Osime, Editor, ThisDay Style; Mrs. Ngozi Princewill-Utchay, CEO, Artelier Lifestyle Consultants; Chidike Oluaoha, Senior Brand Manager, Amstel Malta; at the official launching of Amstel Malta’s new campaign, Why Add More held in Lagos… recently

Amstel Malta, one of the leading malt brands from the stable of Nigerian Breweries Plc (the foremost brewing company), recently launched a new credential campaign tagged Why Add More.

Nigeria's Tourism & Hospitality Industry might overtake Downstream Sector by 2021 – Jumia Travel MD

Nigeria’s tourism and hospitality industry might overtake the downstream sector by 2021 if the recently launched African Union (AU) passport is adopted by the country’s legislators. This is according to Mr. Kushal Dutta, the managing director of Africa’s number one hotel booking portal Jumia Travel Nigeria, who further said the Pan-African Passport will allow free movement of domestic tourists into the country.

Basketmouth reveals hoteliers think he’s Afghanistan

Comedian Basketmouth has disclosed that Hotel attendants where he is lodging in South Africa always misunderstood his nationality, thinking he is from Afghanistan.