Friday, 14 April 2017

Wearing earphones proves costly for 3 youths; run over by train

Walking on the railway tracks with earphones on proved fatal for three persons as they were run over by a speeding train near Nayanagar railway station here.

British woman stabbed to death in Jerusalem, Israeli police say

A British woman on holiday in Israel has been stabbed to death by a Palestinian man in Jerusalem, police say.

What I know about Ikoyi house where EFCC found over N13 billion – Former PDP Chairman

A former chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Adamu Mu’azu on Friday explained his connection to the Lagos property where the anti-graft EFCC found over N13 billion hidden in an apartment.

"Haggard-looking woman" Led To Most Extraordinary Discovery in Lagos, Nigeria - The Daily Telegraph

A whopping $43 million in US banknotes has been found in an empty apartment in Nigeria’s largest city after a tip-off about a “haggard” looking woman seen coming and going from the up-market unit.

China warns war could break out 'at any moment' over North Korea

China has warned that conflict could break out "at any moment" over North Korea amid fears it is preparing to launch a sixth nuclear test or more missiles in defiance of UN sanctions and stark warnings from the US.

Oh dear! That escalates quickly!

There’s an interesting story unfolding on social media.

A woman named Kayla Brandenburg Ogle is putting her husband Brandon on blast via Facebook simply because he liked an article about wives “accidentally abusing” their husbands.

Look at what happened:

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Misdirected coalition airstrike kills 18 US-allied rebels in Syria

The US-led coalition has killed 18 of its own allies in Syria in what it described as a misdirected airstrike.

Oya, Let's Dance! Lepayare!

While having his hands in the right places.

Afghanistan: 6 things we know about 'mother of all bombs', MOAB

The United States dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, the largest non-nuclear bomb it has ever used in combat, in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday against a series of caves used by Islamic State militants, the military said.

Gas pipeline bursts in pristine Alaskan waters into endangered whale habitat

A leak that almost nobody has reported on has been pumping natural gas into the endangered beluga whale’s habitat for three months, and is still ongoing.

Recovered loot not owned by Esther Ogbue - EFCC

An impeccable source in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has hinted our correspondent that the huge cash found at a flat located in downtown Lagos does not belong to Mrs Esther Ogbue as reported by a section of the media.

Girl Dies Driving While On Snapchat (Horrifying Video)

A Russian woman died – while on Snapchat.

Corruption: EFCC,INEC Plan Collabo

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to henceforth prosecute any INEC staff found to have committed any offence related to its mandate, without waiting for the conclusion of INEC’s internal investigation.

My Wife Loves To Fight Unclad All The Time – Husband Reveals

A tricycle rider, Jelili Olanrewaju, has begged a court to end his marriage with his wife, Rafiat Olanrewaju, at the Ile Tuntun Customary Court, Mapo, Ibadan, Oyo State because of her unruly behavior.

EFCC Allegedly Invades Kakatar, Finds Nothing

According to a source, it has been alleged that the men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in company of over 40 mobile policemen invaded the premises of Kakatar CE Ltd at Otakeme, Bayelsa State in the early hours of today.

CNN: US drops largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan

The US military has dropped an enormous bomb in Afghanistan, according to four US military officials with direct knowledge of the mission.

US drops largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan in area populated by Isis members

The US has reportedly dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb in the country’s arsenal on an area of eastern Afghanistan known to be populated by Islamic State militants, according to CNN.

Read full details here.

Court orders over N13 billion Ikoyi money be forfeited to Nigerian govt

The Federal High Court in Lagos has granted the request of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, that the $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 recovered from an Ikoyi, Lagos, apartment be forfeited to the federal government.

Teen accidentally shoots himself to death while on Instagram Live

A 13-year-old Georgia boy is dead after accidentally shooting himself while filming on Instagram Live on Monday. Authorities are now investigating how a young boy got his hands on a gun.
NBC 11 Alive reports that Shaniqua Stephens watched her teen son, Malachi Hemphill, take out the trash and make his way back to his bedroom on Monday evening, a usual, routine chore for the boy. She didn’t realize that within minutes, he’d be dead.

Nigeria: Beyonce & Jay Z Connected To Shocking Money Laundering Scandal

Beyonce and Jay-Z set have sail on the luxurious yacht Galactica Star – but did they know that the owner is under investigation for money laundering? Nigerian energy mogul Kola Aluko has been accused of various crimes after renting his yacht to the power couple.

Terrible: Movie Inspired Parents To Kill Son!

A prosecutor says a New York couple decided to kill their adoptive son and cover up the crime with a house fire after watching the movie Manchester by the Sea.


...How they demanded for N18million Ransom!

The Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad SARS has arrested a 38-year-old journalist, Ohio Ojeagbase, who allegedly specialised in blackmailing popular pastors and celebrities in the country.
The command also arrested another Lawyer, Barr. Uche Iloani who was accused of working together with the journalist to extort money from highly placed men of God and prominent people in the country.

Ladies Kidnap ‘Whatsapp Ponzi Scheme Group’ Admin

Lawyer Consultant and Counsel, Emeka Ugwuonye has shared a conversation he had with someone who claims he was First Kidnapped by some ladies after his “Whatsapp Group Ponzi Scheme” crashed.

Wait, What? Wounded by ‘Fearless Girl,’ ‘Charging Bull’ Wants Her to Move!

“Charging Bull” had a message for “Fearless Girl” on Wednesday, and it was more “Get out of my space” than “Here’s looking at you, kid.”

Sacked NNPC MD, Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue, Whose Cook Asconded With Her Cash in 2016, Owns The $50m Found By EFCC

It has been revealed that the $50 million uncovered in a residential building located at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) belongs to the sacked Managing Director, Operations at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue.

SNEPCo trains medical workers in emergency care in Anambra State

Cross section of participants performing Oropharyngeal examination at the  Basic Life Support Training for medical workers in Anambra State, sponsored by Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo).

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) has facilitated the training of medical workers from hospitals in Anambra State on emergency resuscitation, delivering a critical component of its commitment to provide skilled and timely response to medical emergencies in the state. The training of the 70 staff on Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support which took place at the Iyi-Enu Mission Hospital, Ogidi, was delivered by Emergency Response International, a body accredited by the American Heart Association for this specialised skill building.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

New Zimbabwean law mandates banks to accept goats, cows as collateral

Commercial banks in Zimbabwe will soon be compelled to accept livestock such as cattle, goats and sheep as collateral for cash loans to informal businesses under a new law presented to parliament Tuesday.

Murder: Yewande’s landlord told me Lowo mistakenly stabbed himself – Witness

Against the plethora of prosecution  evidence against the female lawyer, Yewande Oyediran, who allegedly killed her husband, Lowo, last year, a defence witness (Michael Lana), on Wednesday told an Ibadan High Court that he was told by the couple’s landlord  that the deceased mistakenly stabbed himself with a knife.

El-Rufai's Claims On Security Vote, House Budget Are Alternative Facts, Lawmaker Fires Back!

The House of Representatives on Tuesday said Gov. Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state published security budget of the state, not his security vote.

Lagos businessman files appeal against NBC, NAFDAC over Fanta, Sprite

The legal tussle between a Lagos businessman, Dr. Emmanuel Fijabi Adebo, the Nigeria Bottling company (NBC) and National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has been shifted to the Court of Appeal Lagos.

Heritage Bank, DSTV present N25m, SUV automobile grand prize to BB Naija winner

Heritage Bank Plc, one of the proud sponsors of Big Brother Naija Season-2 reality TV show and MultiChoice Nigeria, owners of DSTV yesterday presented the 2017 winner, Efe Ejeba grand prize of brand new Sorento SUV and N25million cash prize in Lagos. 
L-R: Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe; Regional Director, M-Net West Africa, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu; winner 2017 of BB Naija Season-2, Efe Ejeba; Group Head, Corporate Communications of the bank, Fela Ibidapo and Managing Director, Payporte, Eyo Bassey, during the Big Brother Naija Season-2 reality TV show grand prize presentation on Tuesday, in Lagos.

DSS Nabs ISIS-Boko Haram Members Planning to Attack UK and American Embassy

The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to inform the public about its continued effort in ensuring that the activities of Boko Haram insurgents, kidnappers and other criminal elements are drastically reduced or decimated. To this effect, their capabilities are daily being downgraded.

Ojodu APC Exco Cries For Help As Faleke Set To Impose Oloro As Chairman!

• Faleke says he is working on party instructions
• Grassroot politics must be protected
• Any silly mistake from our party leaders, we will support PDP - Ojodu Youths

• Agent of the devil sent to destroy APC in Ojodu - Party Leader

The crisis rocking Ojodu APC chapter on the forthcoming local government election took another dimension over the weekend when LAISEC released the guidelines for the election. 

Abiodun James Faleke, a member of House of Representatives, representing Ikeja consistency 1, who was also the running mate to the deceased APC’s governorship candidate in Kogi, Prince Abubakar Audu, is hell-bent on imposing Julius Oloro on the executives as the party chairmanship candidate come July for the LG election.  

Our source revealed that Hon. Faleke has promised to go to any length in order to make sure Oloro retains the seat, as he has started dashing out money out to make sure executives go against the wish of the people in other to satisfy his selfish interest. 

Meanwhile, one of the party executives told The City Pulse News that Faleke said he is working on Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and party instructions that 19 former chairmen with first term should return unopposed without primaries. This statement has been outrightly denied by the party chairman Chief Henry Ajomale, saying, "That is not in the party constitution. There must be a primary and party members must be allowed to decide on who they want as there representative in any political office."

He further added that grassroot politics must be strictly adhered too and protected so that the party can maintain its standard.

The Ojodu youth, who are presently at loggerheads with Faleke over on this plan reminded him of how he took the party to court in Kogi over the issue of imposition. They hereby appealed to all the party stakeholders tell Faleke to desist from such act if he wants peace to reign in Ojodu.

Over 20,000 Ojodu youths has promised to support PDP if APC party leaders dare present Oloro again.

Customs officer rapes, video tapes female friend

A Customs officer, identified simply as Samuel, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly raping and videotaping the nudity of his female friend.

How we killed Uber driver to steal his car

The long arm of the law has caught up with two men, who allegedly strangled an UBER driver to death in Lagos before stealing and escaping with his car to Edo State.

We Meet Our Obligations Despite Economic Challenges - Ahmed

Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed says the State Infrastructure Development Fund (IF-K) has strengthened the capacity of the government to meet its obligations despite the current economic challenges.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Whistleblower exposes N4b in GTB accounts

A tip-off by a whistle blower on Tuesday, 11 April has led to the discovery by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, of N4 billion kept in two separate accounts at the GTB Plc.
The money was suspected to be proceeds of crime.

40-yr-old man in prison for taking photos of policewoman taking bribes!

For having the effrontery to take photographs of a policewoman taking bribes from motorists on a Lagos road, a 40-year-old man, Chima Ordu, has found himself in prison after Mrs. J.O.E Adeyemi, the presiding magistrate of the Isolo Customary Court ordered that he should be remanded.

Lover Lands Girlfriend In Trouble By Posting Intimate Images Online (VIDEO)

A guy in Mexico has landed his girlfriend in serious trouble with her brothers by posting a shared moment with online.


By Omoniyi Idowu
It is a shame that a party that enjoyed popular votes in the last elections is, like a snake, determined to destroy itself from the inside. And then it is true the saying that when two elephants fight, the green grass suffers.

Unfortunately in our own case, our grass is not green. It's now a popular opinion everywhere that the only opposition party in Nigeria is APC. Funny? No, it's not.

Have you seen this gibberish recently?

The Senate President Bukola Saraki will be visiting Houston Texas on May 4th, 2017 on an official visit. On Friday May 5th and Saturday May 6th he will be present at a Town Hall event at Crown Plaza Suites Hotel, 9090 Southwest Freeway, Houston. Let us Nigerians in Houston show him our displeasure with his actions along with those of his colleagues in the National Assembly by protesting his presence. We cannot allow these rogues the pleasure of a peaceful visit to the USA while they leave our fellow Nigerians languishing in misery back home!


As Received.

Yes, it is absolute baloney and an insult on our collective entity as a people.

Some disgruntled few, who are not even up to 2% of the total Nigerian population are hell bent on destroying Nigeria under the guise of fighting a corrupt Senate President!

Let's analyse the above paid article camouflaged as an innocent opinion.

The information being circulated is vague. The originator forgot to inform us what really the Senate President is going to do in Houston.

For it to state the dates and time he's visiting, without stating his primary assignments for such visit, is nothing but an intentional attempt to mislead innocent Nigerians and whip up unnecessary sentiments!

The statement was also not even signed to mask the identities of the sponsors. They would rather go anonymous from the onset with 'As Received'.

Nobody is contesting that our leaders are corrupt, but we need to respect the institutions the legislators represent.

The good deeds of the Red Chambers didn't generate noise because most of them are focused on working silently rather than political photo ops.

If we don't remember anything, the controversial 2016 budget padding was made known by them! And even the President Muhammadu Buhari accepted that there were lots of foreign insertions in them!

Why is Saraki going to the U.S.? It is true that Sen. Olubukola Saraki is going to Houston based on invitation.

It is also true that he's to spend the number of days as carried in the statement above.

But what is not true is that he's going on jamboree, but in the interest of Nigerians living in the United States. Besides, he is also yet to consent to going or not. See where these paid irritants goofed?

Saraki was invited based on the bill he supported allowing Nigerians in diaspora to be part of elections in Nigeria.

It's has been the aspirations of many Nigerians abroad to get involved in the activities of their governments and the Senate President has been pursuing the realisation of this dream from day one that he assumed office.

Let's ask ourselves, if a three day invitation warrants protests and embarrassing the number 3 citizen of the country, then what would we suggest the Nigerians in the UK should have done when President Buhari went on an indefinite medical vacation there?

Nigerians have been used in the past to protest against its government to achieve some political aims of the few political elite, let us say enough is enough for any instigation against our leaders.

Let's ask the real questions of what is really the relevance of such protest to the future of our children and the generations unborn

If they say the Senate is corrupt, and there is need to protest, what should we say of the executive?

Let's not throw away the baby with the bath water by allowing some few disgruntled elements, who want to pull down Saraki at all costs without respect to his office, at the detriment of the whole nation, dictate for us. Shall we even ask what are Saraki's sins or has there been anywhere he was convicted of any malfeasance? We are just quick to judgment even when we are as guilty too.

We should protest, but not at the dictates of a few political vultures hiding behind concerned citizenry.

Let's always ask questions; let us ask the right and relevant questions. We are not zombies that someone can maneuver at his whims, please. Enough of this orchestrated madness!

Dangote truck kills three pedestrians

A truck, with registration number of the truck is DTF 118XA, belonging to Dangote Cement Company on Tuesday caused the death of three persons, while driving against traffic along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The denouement (the outcome of a situation, when something is decided or made clear)

By Ray Ekpu

The battle lines were sharply drawn from Day One. Bukola Saraki wanted to be Senate President. President Muhammadu Buhari and APC chairman, John Oyegun did not want him. A date was named for the inauguration of the Senate and election of its presiding officers. Belatedly, Buhari decided to meet APC legislators on the Election Day at the International Conference Centre. Some of the legislators attended the meeting. The others headed to the National Assembly for the inauguration. This clash of date and time worked seamlessly for Saraki and disastrously for Buhari.

WARNING: Long texts ahead.

Eleeedumare o! Lagos big girl, Roman Goddess flaunts her assets in new photos

Lagos Big Girl & Socialite, Roman Goddess has shared quite some enticing and alluring photos on her Instagram, as usual.

Reuben Abati's Quotable Quote On BBNaija!

The Big Brother Nigeria reality show has come and gone. But here is what Reuben Abati has to say about it.

Ekiti Legislators Fines Fayemi N1m Over Unanswered Summons

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has imposed a fine of N1m on the immediate former governor of the state, Kayode Fayemi, for failing to answer three summons served on him.

Opinion: The Much Ado About Saraki

By Omoniyi Idowu

It is a shame that a party that enjoyed popular votes in the last elections is, like a snake, determined to destroy itself from the inside. And then it is true the saying that when two elephants fight, the green grass suffers.


The Federal Road Safety Commission has ordered the immediate recall of the Rivers State Sector Commander and all those involved in the incident that occurred at the Command yesterday.

CMS Promotes 3,487 Customs Officers

Following Presidential approval, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) has released the promotion of 3,487 Senior Officers to various ranks.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Renaissance of Sakara Musicas Evagrin Konsepts partners with Eagle Aromatic Schnapps for the “2017 Sakara Music Easter Fiesta”

The management of Evagrin Konsepts Limited, Nigeria’s foremost language and local content promoter, renowned for its pioneer of the Nigerian Evagrin Rhymes in digital format, construction of the Odu’a Museum and Hall of Fame, Nigeria destination marketing coffee table books like the Abeokuta; Beyond the Rocks, and others for Yewaland, Remoland and Ijebuland; has announced plans to host the exceptional fusion of Sakara Music progenetors and inheritors at the 2017 Sakara Music Fiesta event happening this Easter in Lagos.

A statement by Evagrin’s Group Project Cordinator, Mr. Hakeem Adenekan said:

“As part of our continuous innovative focus in promoting the best of Nigeria’s local content, Evagrin is delighted to partner with The Sakara Music Fans Group (Golden Oldies) and Eagle Aromatic Schnapps, a leader in Nigeria’s schnapps category and a brand synonymous with culture and tradition to host the 2017 edition of Sakara Music Fiesta.

This unique event is scheduled to hold this Easter Sunday April 16th 2017, at Freedom Park, from 3:00pm in the company of our esteemed fans worldwide. This edition is a unique fusion of Sakara Music progenitors and inheritors”

Hakeem explained further that, “this event will showcase the rich content and entertainment inherent in the Sakara Music genre and the need to keep celebrating it as part of our unique selling proposition as a nation blessed with deep rooted entertainment via unique music genre pioneered by Nigerians and owned by Nigerians. This high-octane event will feature live performances by the major Sakara Music inheritors such as Jamiu Lefty Balogun, the son of late Lefty Salami Balogun; Wasiu Oseni Ejire, the son of late Oseni Ejire (omo olofin) and Abideen Yusuf Olatunji, the grandson of late Yusuf Olatunji (Baba L’egba). It will also feature other high profile ‘rob-the-mic’ performances by avid Sakara music lovers and other side attractions, so it promises to be entertainment galore“.

Evagrin is indeed proud to have secured the support of Eagle Aromatic Schnapps, other partners include the Sakara Music Fans Group (Golden Oldies), Freedom Park, ASIRI magazine and fans and of Sakara Music for this edition.

The event is expected to attract crème-de-la Crème of the Nigerian business circle, media thought-leaders, entertainment practitioners and fans and associates amongst many concerns

The Uber Driver That Endured Relentless Tirade From Passenger Gets Rewarded

Recently, an ordinary Uber driver made international news headlines when dashcam footage captured a rude, drunken passenger unleashing a torrent of verbal abuse at him. The woman’s shockingly racist and hurtful tirade could have sent anyone into a furious meltdown; but the as-yet-unnamed driver remained calm and collected in the face of the shocking language and threats of violent action.

Chemical Weapon: Could This Be True?

My trial at CCT will collapse, Saraki says; pledges loyalty to Buhari

Senate President Bukola Saraki has said that the federal government’s case against him before the Code of Conduct Tribunal is feeble and, as such, he is not seeking a political solution to stave off conviction.

Bride fails to show up for wedding in Ondo, mom slumps and hospitalized

Guests at a wedding in Ondo state were thrown into confusion as the bride of the day failed to show up for her wedding over the weekend.