Sunday 30 April 2017

Pandemonium as man kills tanker driver at car wash

The police in Ogun State on Sunday said investigation has commenced into the circumstances surrounding the killing of a tanker driver at a car wash in Abeokuta.

FCT Police Command warns IPOB against protest

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, has warned members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against any planned protest in Abuja.

Nigerian Army Female Wrestler Wins Gold Medal at African Championship

As Nigerian Contingent continue to record successes at the ongoing African Wrestling Championships Marrakech, Morocco, a female Private Soldier of the Nigerian Army, Private Gofit Winnie has yesterday Saturday 29th April 2017,  won a Gold Medal for Nigeria in the 75kg event of the Women Freestyle Wrestling Competition.

Chief Judge Frees 12 Prison Inmates in Kano

The Acting Chief Judge of Kano State, Justice Nura Sagir, has freed 12 Awaiting Trial Inmates (ATI) who over had stayed in captivity.

The gesture of the judge was part of the processes to decongest over-populated prisons in pursuant to the power conferred on him by section 1 of the criminal Justice (Released from custody) special provisions Act 1977.

BREAKING: Police arrest ex-Governor Sule Lamido

The police in Kano have arrested the immediate past governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido.

University Student Drowns During NUGA Games!

A yet to be identified University of Benin student has drowned in River Benue, on the closing day of the Nigeria University Games Association, NUGA, in Makurdi, Benue State.

NSA, NIA Still Clash over Recovered N13bn cash

As the Presidential Panel investigating the Suspended Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) is preparing to submit its report this week, there are conflicting reports from government officials over the seized N13bn Cash recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Osborne Apartment in Ikoyi Lagos.

Police sets up squad to check extortion among personnel

The Police Command in Enugu State has set up X-Squad and Monitoring Unit to fish out policemen who extorts tricycle operators in Enugu and its environs.

Ambode's Making Life Worth Living For Lagosians - OBJ

Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday evening showered encomium on the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode for his administration’s programmes and policies at improving the lives of the people of the State.

Recession Not A Crime, A Wakeup Call To Rearrange Expenditure - Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Saturday said that contrary to the view held by most people, recession was not a crime but a period that calls for government at all level to rearrange its expenditure and give more priority to capital expenditure.

Governor Ambode, who spoke at the opening ceremony of the Biennial Convention of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) held in Ikeja, Lagos with the theme, “A Nation in Recession: Whither the Nigerian Media?” sighted example of the steps the former U.S President, Barak Obama took few years ago to save the ailing American economy, saying that Nigeria must be ready to toll such line.

The Governor said, “Recession is not a crime, it’s just a notice to say that you rearrange the way you do your public expenditure. That’s what President Obama did. Yes, there was a burst in 2008 and 2009 but he was very bold enough to put public money into General Motors and even the airlines and that is what is missing in this country.

“You need to increase the capital expenditure to help companies, to help other people and even help the government to get the system out of recession. That’s the only template that works.”
Governor Ambode said the State stood in the gap for Nigeria during the period of the economic recession, assuring that his administration would continue to show leadership, demonstrate capacity and be relentless in its pursuit of excellence despite the daunting challenges.

He said the current recessionary climate not only taught some hard lessons but presented a new challenge as well as an opportunity to think outside the box to change Nigeria’s story from “business as usual” to “business unusual”.

Anthony Joshua beats Klitschko in Wembley thriller

Anthony Joshua has beaten Wladimir Klitschko with an 11th round stoppage in a thrilling heavyweight title fight in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley.

Saturday 29 April 2017

Nigeria Police confirm attempted assassination of Dino Melaye, arrest suspects

The Nigeria Police Force has circulated a press statement confirming that suspected assassins indeed made an attempt on the life of Senator Dino Melaye.

Linda Ikeji inspires young entrepreneurs

Thousands of young women gathered last weekend at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island to witness the maiden edition of Linda Ikeji’s self-made conference an off-shoot of the “I’d rather be self made” project. The event, which targeted aspiring and established female entrepreneurs, was organized by Africa’s famous blogger, Linda Ikeji.

Why I begged Buhari’s CSO, Bashir Abubakar — Punch Reporter

Lekan Adetayo, the Punch reporter at the heart of the latest State House expulsion controversy, has explained why he apologised to President Buhari’s Chief Security Officer.

BURN! 'The Simpsons' lampoons Donald Trump over his 100 days in White House

The Simpsons do it again and US President Donald Trump ain't gonna be pleased, at all. Trolling hard over his first 100 days, the 84-second clip aired on Fox Animated Comedy's twitter account left no stone unturned to take a dig at Donald trump and his crew.

Lai Mohammed says Senegal has the best jollof rice (VIDEO)

Minister for Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed was interviewed last night by CNN's Richard Quest who is currently in Nigeria. Quest told Lai Mohammed that there is currently a debate on which country has the best Jollof rice and asked Mohammed which country he thinks has the best jollof rice. To the uttermost surprise of Nigerians, Lai Mohammed responded Senegal.

Watch video.

Saraki Threatens To Resign As Senate President Next Week

Ahead of the fulfillment of the promise to open the budget of the National Assembly to the Nigerian public, (#Opennass), the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has vowed to resign, if the 2017 budget that would be sent to President Muhammadu Buhari, did not contain the details of the line by line disclosure of the budget of the National Assembly.

Customs Paid N12m Into Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia’s Account – Witness Tells Court

Musa Omale, a witness, in the trial of Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, a judge of the Federal High Court in Lagos, has alleged that the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) paid N12 million into the account of the judge.

Fyre Festival organiser explains disaster in open letter: 'We weren't experienced enough to keep up'

The co-organiser of Fyre - the festival that descended into chaos amid reports that guests were stranded at an unfinished site - has written an open letter detailing how it became such a disaster.

Friday 28 April 2017

Whistleblower Policy: EFCC has Recovered about N17bn – Magu

The Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, on Thursday disclosed that the introduction of the whistleblower policy by the Federal Government has led to the recovery of about N17 billion by the Commission.

Three killed at Mexico football match, confirms police

Three people were shot dead at a football match in a crime-plagued area of southwestern Mexico, police said today.

Another Celebrity Marriage Went Down, A Queen Was Fingered!

Another Nollywood marriage has crashed, the details are quite messy and yet again, another fair skinned lady has been fingered to have allegedly caused the marriage crash.

BREAKING: Nnamdi Kanu released from prison

The leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has been released from the Kuje prison.

NICON Building Collapse: Lagos Seals Structure, Orders Integrity Test

The Lagos State Government on Friday sealed off the building that partially collapsed at Nicon Town Estate on Admiralty Way in Lekki on Thursday which reportedly killed two persons and left one other severely injured.

NAF Destroys Illegal Oil Facility in Niger Delta

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has successfully destroyed an illegal oil storage facility and other related items in Ojekiri and Ngbae communities in the Niger Delta. During a patrol mission conducted by the NAF’s Mi-24V helicopter, illegal oil refinery activities were spotted at these locations.

These 650 workers, in press reports, are not staff of Sterling Bank

Contrary to report making the round, Sterling Bank Plc, has said that it did not sack 650 staff but only returned them to service providers that had earlier assigned them to work with the bank.

‘My Deaconess wife committed adultery with my typist’

65-year-old man on Friday told an Ibadan Customary Court, sitting in Agodi, how his wife of 38 years committed adultery with his typist while he was away on official assignment.

Nigerian Troops Neutralize 15 Terrorists, Capture Cache of Weapons in Sambisa

The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Victor  Ezugwu has commended troops of 21 Brigade  of the Division for delivering a devastating deep punch to Boko Haram terrorists leading to the capture of large quantities of terrorists' equipment.

Ooni Vs Akinolu: Much Ado About Nothing – Ajose

The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, has cleared the air on the video making the rounds in the social media that is being misconstrued as his snubbing the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, at a public function in Lagos. Rather, Oba Akiolu said his gesture to the Ooni was the culturally acclaimed way of greeting a monarch in Lagos.

LASG To Construct Three Care Centres For Elderly

Lagos State Government has said that plans are afoot to construct three ultra-modern care centres for old and elderly citizens in the State as a way of providing an interactive platform for the aged residents as well as increase socialization among them, especially those who are often left to care for themselves by their family members.

AFRIMA 2017 Calendar unveiling: African music stars confirm attendance

An impressive array of African music stars have confirmed attendance of the 2017 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) Calendar unveiling event scheduled to hold in partnership with the African Union Commission and the ONE Campaign on Tuesday, May 2, at The Maslow Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa.

ETI announces 15% increase in PAT N18.68bn for Q1 2017

As part of its re-engineering effort and coming from a loss position in 2016, Ecobank transnational incorporated (ETI) has announced 15 per cent increase in profit after tax to N18.7 billion for the first quarter (Q1) ended March 2017.

OPINION: That NIA’s Black-Budget and Mysterious Whistle-blower

By Yushau A. Shuaib
Preparatory to the daring and merciless military operations against Boko Haram members, top officers of security and intelligence agencies were in Lagos and Abuja, towards the end of 2014 to interact with critical stakeholders that matter in shaping public perception and opinions. The then President of Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), Mr. Femi Adesina was part of the audience.

Thursday 27 April 2017

North Korea puts out new video showing the White House in crosshairs and carriers exploding

A North Korean propaganda video shows a simulated attack on the U.S., amid rising tensions between North Korea and the United States. (

A North Korean propaganda outlet Thursday released an inflammatory video clip showing a simulated attack on the White House and declaring that “the enemy to be destroyed is in our sights.”
The video comes at a particularly tense time in relations between North Korea and the United States, with the Trump administration sending warships to the region in a show of force against Kim Jong Un’s regime.

Earlier this week, North Korea conducted large-scale artillery drills, showing off conventional weaponry that can easily reach the South Korean capital of Seoul, the center of a metropolitan region that is home to some 25 million people.

President Trump, who has been urging China to apply pressure to North Korea and to act if Beijing doesn’t, convened congressional lawmakers Wednesday to brief them on the “very grave threat” posed by Pyongyang.


At the same time, one of the U.S. Navy’s largest submarines, the USS Michigan, which carries Tomahawk cruise missiles, docked in the South Korean port of Busan this week. The USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier, along with the destroyers and cruiser that make up its strike group, will be arriving in the Korean Peninsula area this weekend as well.

A North Korean website, Meari, or Echo, released a video showing photos of the White House and aircraft carriers with a target on them, as if they are in the crosshairs.
It then showed simulated footage of the aircraft carrier exploding in a ball of flames, with the caption: “When the enemy takes the first step toward provocation and invasion.”

The 2 ½ -minute video included scenes from the huge military parade that North Korea held on April 15 to mark the anniversary of the birth of the state’s founder, Kim Il Sung. It also showed footage of North Korean artillery and missile launches.

Against the background of missile launches, the caption read: “We will show you what a strong country that leads the world in nuclear and missile technology is capable of.”
U.S. officials said the Pentagon is developing military options after having directed the Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group toward the Korean Peninsula.

But the Trump administration is also stressing that it has powerful options other than military ones. They include imposing additional economic sanctions on North Korea and further isolating the Kim regime in the international community.
North Korea is known for its bombastic rhetoric and exaggerated propaganda, but it has ramped up its output in recent weeks as tensions have risen.

During a concert held April 16 and attended by Kim, a video was broadcast showing missiles arcing over the Pacific and leaving a U.S. city in flames, followed by images of a burning American flag and a cemetery filled with white crosses.
Similar videos showing successful attacks on U.S. cities were broadcast last year and in 2013.

Westminster terror alert: Man arrested just 100m from Downing Street

Armed officers have arrested a man in connection with preparing a terror attack just yards from Downing Street.
Police say the 27-year-old was carrying a rucksack containing several knives, which are being examined by forensic officers.
The suspect was known to police prior to his arrest, according to Sky sources.

Image:A man is led away by police in Westminster after an arrest was made on Whitehall

Roads were locked down as officers carried out the arrest - pushing the man to the ground before holding him at the scene. No one was injured in the incident, and Whitehall has since reopened northbound.

The Metropolitan Police said the man was stopped at 2.22pm as part of an ongoing search operation. He has been taken to a south London police station where he is being held under the Terrorism Act.
He was arrested on the Parliament Street junction with Parliament Square, close to the scene of last month's terror attack which killed five people including PC Keith Palmer on 22 March.

Image:The Prime Minister campaigning outside of London at the time of the incident

Theresa May was not at Number 10 at the time of the incident.
Speaking from a General Election campaign event in Derbyshire, the Prime Minister said: "I'm aware that a man has been arrested in Whitehall today and that individual has been arrested on the basis of a terrorism charge.
"I think it shows that our police and intelligence and security services are on alert as they always are - looking to keep us safe and secure. I would say we owe a huge debt of gratitude to these people."

Image:A forensic investigator recovers a knife after man was arrested on Whitehall in Westminster, central London

London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted: "Thanks to all officers who dealt swiftly & professionally with the incident in Whitehall. The Met Commissioner has briefed me on the arrest."
A Metropolitan Police statement said: "The man, aged in his late twenties, was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism.

"Knives have been recovered from him.
"Detectives from the Counter Terrorism Command are continuing their investigation, and as a result of this arrest there is no immediate known threat."

Sky News Political Correspondent Lewis Goodall said: "A witness said at one point he was taken to the ground - he was wearing a black tracksuit. Police surrounded him.
"There are various police officers here, both armed guards and forensic officers who are examining the scene. Earlier, we managed to get in the thick of it and we could see a bag clearly with a selection of knives which are being examined.

Image:The moment the suspect was arrested

"This is one of the busiest thoroughfares in London, you've got thousands and thousands of people working in government departments among other things and the area has come to something of a standstill."
A builder working on the road nearby said: "I saw the police officers catch him. They caught him and got him on the ground."
Asked if the suspect was waving knives, acting aggressively or shouting, the witness said: "No."

Image:The 27-year-old has been taken to a south London police station

Kia Motors to build manufacturing plant in India

Kia Motors has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the State Government of Andhra Pradesh, India to build a new manufacturing facility in Anantapur District. The MOU was signed today at a ceremony held in the city of Vijayawada, a part of Andhra Pradesh Capital Region, attended by executives from Kia Motors and the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Nara Chandrababu Naidu.

Court rejects ‘corrupt’ INEC official’s plea bargain, says punishment too mild

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday held that a plea bargain agreement between the EFCC and an INEC official charged with money laundering, cannot avail the accused.

Ooni Says He Won’t Disrespect Oba Akiolu Despite Snub

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has declared that he will not disrespect the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, despite the snubbing he received from the Lagos monarch at a public function on Tuesday.

N18m, $19,000 cash recovered from Goje’s house, police says

The Nigerian Police has said it recovered N18 million and $19,000 cash from the residence of Senator Danuma Goje, but denied carting away 2017 budget documents during the raid.
The Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris would today go to the National Assembly to explain the legality of the search.

Jonathan, Not Fit For Nigeria’s Presidency – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that former President Goodluck Jonathan from his first days as President showed he was too small for the office, saying he, Obasanjo, acted more as an opponent of Jonathan than a supporter of Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2015 presidential poll, reports Vanguard.

Truck Crushes Motorcyclist To Death In Lagos

A commercial motorcyclist was crushed to death by a heavy duty truck at Daleko area of Lagos on Thursday.

Tinubu Reveals How Saraki, El-Rufai Persuaded Buhari Not To Make Him VP

A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has alleged that Senate President Bukola Saraki and Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State worked against the plan to make him the running mate to Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 presidential election.

Sokoto Guber Tussle: Tambuwal Fails to Stop Court Process Against Him

Attempt by Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State to move a Federal High Court in Abuja to reject court processes filed against his nomination by the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the 2015 Governorship election, have been dismissed.


The operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos Police Command today arrested eight miscreants in Ojodu Berger for extorting motorists and ordering them to park on obstruction in return for fee.

EFCC Docks Church Elder For Duping Pastor N10m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Wednesday April 26,2017 arraigned an Onitsha based businessman Chris Onyebuchi Ijeoma alongside his company, Tellers International Limited before Justice I.B.Gafai of the Federal High Court, Awka,  Anambra state on a two-count charge of obtaining money under false pretense and stealing the sum of  N10,000,000 (Ten Million Naira Only) belonging to the head pastor and general overseer of a Pentecostal church in the commercial city.

Buhari re-nominates ‘frail, tired’ Octogenarian as ambassador

President Muhammadu Buhari has re-nominated an 82-year old retired justice, Sylvanus Nsofor, over a month after his nomination as a non-career ambassador was rejected by the Senate.

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