Wednesday, 18 January 2017

EFCC seizes former Gov Ali Sheriff’s Private Jet in Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has impounded a N948 million aircraft allegedly linked with a former governor of Borno State who is under investigation. The aircraft was seized on Monday at the Maiduguri International Airport.

Man bags 9yrs Jail term for Conspiracy & Ontaining by False Pretence

Justice Idrissa Kolo of the Federal High Court Kano today January 17, 2017 convicted and sentenced one Christopher Ngene to nine years imprisonment without option of fine on a three count charge of Conspiracy and Obtaining by False pretence.

CBN bars banks from bitcoin, virtual currencies

On Tuesday, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) released a circular that barred deposit money banks and all other financial institutions from the operation of any form of virtual currency. The circular was signed the CBN Director of Financial Policy and Regulation Department, Mr. Kevin Amugo.

Buhari regrets Accidental Bombing in Borno, Condoles with Families of Victims

President Muhammadu Buhari has received with deep sadness and regret, the accidental bombing of a civilian community in Rann, Borno State, by the Nigerian Air Force, engaged in the final phase of mopping up insurgents in the North-east.

Update: How 300-level UNIOSUN Student was killed by Colleague

The Osun Police Command said a 300 Level Civil Engineering student of the University of Osun, UNIOSUN, Kazeem Ige, was allegedly stabbed to death by a 400 level Physics Electronic student of the institution, Adekunle, in Osogbo. This is contained in a statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Folashade Odoro, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo.

Army places N500k Bounty Reward on Suicide Bombers & their Accomplices

The Nigerian Army has declared a cash reward of N500, 000 for any person that volunteers information that can lead to the arrest of suicide bombers and their accomplice.  The Army, in a statement by its spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman, on Tuesday said it was visibly worried at the current state of suicide bombings in the country. The statement read…

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Update: Army air strike mistakenly kills 50 in Borno

A total of 50 people were killed and 120 wounded when Nigerian fighter jets "mistakenly" bombed people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency and aid workers in Borno state, Reuters news agency is quoting medical charity Doctors Without Borders as saying. 

He removed my womb without my consent – Wife tells Court

A housewife on Thursday asked an Ibadan Customary Court to dissolve her five-year-old marriage because her husband rendered her barren by conniving with doctors to remove her womb without her consent.

Troops mistakenly bomb IDPs Workers in Borno

A fighter jet of Nigeria's army has mistakenly bombed refugees and aid workers linked to Doctors Without Borders and the International Committee of the Red Cross during an operation against militant Islamist group Boko Haram in north-eastern Borno state, the army has said.

Colombia Plane crash survivor, Chapecoense Footballer, Helio Neto takes first step without crutches

Brazilian Chapecoense footballer, Helio Neto, who survived the Colombia plane disaster has taken his first step with hopes to play again.

Donald Trump to take Oath of Office with two Bibles

President-elect Donald Trump will take the oath of office using both the Bible used by Abraham Lincoln for his 1961 inauguration and the one he was presented as a boy in 1955, the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced.

Star Actress flees from Mexico after meeting drug lord, El Chapo

Mexican actress, Kate del Castillo, who helped set up El Chapo's infamous Rolling Stone interview with Sean Penn says she has fled the country because she is being ‘persecuted’ and losing work 

The actress del Castillo, who met drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman with Sean Penn says the infamous meeting has forced her to flee the country. 

Search for Inventors begins as 2017 Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics TV Quiz Show opens

 From L - R: Dr. Ikechukwu Anyanwu, Director, Quality Assurance, National Examination Council, NECO; Master Ayooluwa Oguntade, winner, senior category, 2016 Cowbellpedia Mathematics TV Quiz Show; Mr. Olivier Thiry, Managing Director, Promasidor Nigeria Limited; Miss Juliet Ekoko, winner, junior category, 2016 Cowbellpedia Mathematics TV Quiz Show and Mr. Festus Tettey, Head of Marketing, Promasidor Nigeria Limited at  the 2017 Cowbellpedia Mathematics TV Quiz Show press briefing in Lagos on Tuesday

The search for the best students in Mathematics amongst Secondary Schools in Nigeria has kicked off as the 2017 edition of Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics TV Quiz show opened with excitement on Tuesday.

300-level Student of Osun University stabbed to death while separating a fight

Kazeem Amodu Ige, a 300-level student of Civil Engineer at Osun State University has been murdered. He killed in a fight that erupted among students of the institution on the evening of Monday, January 16. Graphic photo below...

Clubs gear up for NNL stadia inspection

The 32 clubs in the Nigeria National League are presently making efforts to tidy up their match venues as the board of the NNL is putting together inspection teams ahead of the new season.

Gambian Minister of Tourism Benjamin Adam Roberts resigns

Embattled President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh is being increasingly isolated. This is because his ministers are fast resigning their appointments few days to handover. Jammeh is billed to step down on Thursday.

South African Pastor makes his followers drink engine cleaning fluid

A pastor/prophet in South Africa, has made his followers drink engine cleaning fluid, alleging that it has healing powers. He says it tastes like honey. 

400L Students goes mad after receiving thorough beating from boyfriend

An undergraduate of Business Administration in Delta State has gone mad after her boyfriend beat her blue-black on Sunday, January 15.

MMM, Sambisa and the boy died – By Reuben Abati

 “Happy New Year, my brother”

“What do you mean happy new year, more than two weeks into the New Year. Have I not been in touch with you since January 1?”

Apostle Suleiman sacks Pastor for participating in Ponzi Scheme

Apostle Johnson Suleiman, the owner of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, has fired one of its Pastors, Joseph Aiyedun, for using the ministry’s name to participate in popular money doubling scheme, Mavrodi Mondial Movement, MMM. This was disclosed in a statement by the church’s Head of Administration, Pastor David Apelorioye. The statement reads…

Gambian Foreign Minister, Nene Macdoall-Gaye resigns

The Gambia Foreign Minister , Nene Macdoall-Gaye has resigned her appointment. This is coming few days to President Yahya Jammeh anticipated handover to Adama Barrow.

Tonto Dikeh writes lovely words for her son at 11 months

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has written lovely words for her son, as he turns 11 months today. She offered long prayers to celebrate the best months of her life with the little boy. Read on!

Man strangles his wife to death, throws her body from widow before fleeing in Ogun

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 26-year-old man, Mathew Oguntade, in Abeokuta, for allegedly killing his 20-year-old wife, Mary on Friday, January 13.

3yrs search for Malaysia Airline Flight 370 ends fruitlessly

The fruitless search for Malaysia Airline Flight 370 has ended after nearly three years.

Abubakar Shekau claims Responsibility for Attack on University of Maiduguri

Boko Haram Islamist terrorist group leader, Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for the attack on a mosque at the University of Maiduguri. The attack carried out by a 7-year old suicide bomber killed a university professor and 3 others.  

Heritage Bank repositions for improved efficiency

 Heritage Bank Plc has announced the restructuring of its workforce, as part of efforts geared towards greater efficiency and resource optimization, in line with its growth and industry innovative agenda designed to strengthen the bank’s business across all markets where it operates.

N1.9bn Subsidy Scam: Sentencing on Hold As Ugo- Ngali remains in Hospital

Justice Lateefa Okunnu of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, on Monday, January 16, 2016, deferred sentencing in a N1.9billion oil subsidy scam charge brought against Walter Wagbatsoma, Chairman, Ontario Oil and Gas Limited, and three others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFFC owing to the absence of the second defendant, Ada Ugo-Ngali, Managing Director, Ontario Oil and Gas Limited, in court.

Mother murders his 12-yr-old son after becomes aggravated

A mother, Amy Robertson has been charged with murdering her 12-year-old son, Caden  Berry after authorities found the boy dead inside his Keizer apartment Saturday.

Kourtney Kardashian & Justin Bieber step out together

Kourtney Kardashian was spotted at the weekend hitting the town with ex-fling Justin Bieber. Bieber and Kardashian stopped by West Hollywood hotspot The Peppermint Club on Saturday night, shortly after the reality star left a birthday celebration for Jessica Alba‘s husband Cash Warren.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Pastor Rupert Clarke rapes 15-yr-old girl intimidates her family

Pastor Rupert Clarke has been caught in compromising position with a 15 year old girl. Police in St Elizabeth have confirmed reports of intimidation against the family, but told the Observer they are still investigating, although no statements have been given.

Bukola Saraki, other Senators visit Abdulsalami Abubakar (Photos)

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Monday  led the senate delegation to Niger State to visit former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar to condole with him on the death of former Governor Abdulkadir Kure. The senate condolence delegation also commiserated with Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State on the death of late Kure. Continue to see more photos...

Arik Air tops NCAA Complaint Summary list of Airlines in Delay, British Airways leads in Missing Luggage

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has released its summary complaints list for airlines. In the list, the Nigerian airline, Arik Air, topped the list of airlines in flight delays, while British Airways leads in missing luggage among local and international airlines operating in Nigeria.

Third Suicide Bomber involved in UNIMAID explosion arrested

The Borno State Police Command has disclosed that a third suicide bomber involved in the University of Maiduguri bomb blast has been caught by villagers, while he was trying to make her way towards the institution. This is according to the Borno State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Victor Isuku in a statement released to journalists.

Indian Man, Sunil Rastogi rapes 200 girls in 2 years

A 38-year-old Indian man, Sunil Rastogi has on Monday confessed to assaulting as many as 200 underage girls during the past 12 years, New Delhi Police official said.

Court declines to rule Yahya Jammeh’s injunction to stop Adama Barrow’s swearing

The Gambian Chief Justice has declined to rule either way in a motion for an injunction restraining the swearing in or inauguration of Adama Barrow as President of the country on 19 January or any other date pending a determination of the election petition before the Supreme Court.

Saraki condemns UNIMAID Bomb Blast

 ...Seeks Strict Security Measures to Curb Trend

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday condemned the bombing of a mosque inside the University of Maiduguri during which a Professor of Veterinary Medicine was reportedly among the casualties.

Donald Trump will continue with his personal Twitter account after Friday

US President-elect, Donald Trump will keep posting from his @realDonaldTrump Twitter account after he moves into the White House on Friday.

2016 Batch 'B' (Stream II) Orientation Course commences January 24

The NYSC Management wishes to inform prospective Corps members and other stakeholders that the 2016 Batch 'B' (Stream II) Orientation course will commence on Tuesday, 24th January, 2017. The lineup of activities for the course is shown below...

Actress Sugar Asoegwu & husband celebrate 1st Wedding Anniversary with adorable Photos & Loving Words

Nollywood actress, Sugar Asoegwu and husband, Thompson Nwachukwu are celebrating their first year wedding anniversary today. The light skin actress took to Instagram to share their new photos and loving word for her husband. Continue reading…

Photos: Nigeria Police felicitates with IGP Ibrahim Idris at 58

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris turned 58 on Monday, January 16. He was celebrated by Nigeria Police Force. Continue to see statement and photos…

Kenyan man confesses he’s in love with his sister, seeks a way out

A Kenyan man, who claims he is in love with his biological sister is openly seeking for advice from the world as he feels awkward. The man, who withheld his identity claims theirs is a mutual relationship and it is fulfilling.

Buhari condemns University of Maiduguri's Bomb Attacks

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the news of the terrorist attack on the University of Maiduguri on Monday morning. In a statement signed by Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, Buhari condemns the terror attack and expressed sympathy and condolences to the University Community, families of the victims and people of Borno State. Read full statement below…

Denrele Edun features on CNN African Voices Commercial

Nigerian TV star, Denrele Edun has featured on CNN African Voices advert. He discusses his a signature style and how to be successful and confident.

Yahya Jammeh files injunction to stop Adama Barrow from taking office on Thursday

The defeated president of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has filed an injunction to prevent Adama Barrow from taking office on Thursday. 

Forbes List of World’s Billionaires reveal Eight men richer than Poorest half of World's population

The Forbes billionaires list has revealed world's eight richest individuals that have as much wealth as the 3.6 billion people, who make up the poorest half of the world, according to Oxfam. The charity said its figures, which critics have queried, came from improved data, and the gap between rich and poor was "far greater than feared".

Oby Ezekwesili,Lai Mohammed, Aisha Yesufu, others commence Tour of Northeast

Obiageli Ezekwsili, Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, Aisha Yesufu of #BringBackOurGirls have commenced a guided tour of the Northeast, in preparation of the search at the Sambisa forest. (as pictures)

Multiple Accident at Ojota this morning (Photos)

Multiple accidents occurred on Monday at China town, Ojota area of Lagos State, involving a Toyota Corolla car, truck and other cars. The accident scene has caused a heavy traffic, while coming from 7up area. See more photos after the cut…

Photos & Identity of UNIMAID Professor killed in Bomb Blast

The Professor at University of Maiduguri killed on Monday morning in a bomb explosion that occurred in a mosque inside the institution, has been identified Professor, Aliyu Mani. Before he was killed today, Professor Mani served the university as the Director of Veterinary Services. The suicide bombers hit the university, while the professor, students and staff of the university were observing early dawn Fajr prayer at 6:30 a.m. Continue to see more photos...

More Update on University of Maiduguri Bomb Blast (Photos)

Contrary to the reports that a single bomb blast hit a mosque in University of Maiduguri mosque on Monday morning, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has revealed that it was a twin bomb blasts.