Friday 30 June 2017

White House drops plans for executive order to tighten food aid shipping rules

President Donald Trump's administration has dropped plans for an executive order that will require all U.S. food aid to be transported on American ships, congressional and aid sources said on Friday.

Full Text of Executive order signed by Osinbajo on tax payment

Full Text of Executive Order No. 004 of 2017 on the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme, VAIDS, signed on Thursday, June 21, 2017 by the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday signed Executive Order, No. 004 of 2017, to authorise federal and state governments to allow defaulting taxpayers to voluntarily declare their asset and income, pay due taxes and obtain some benefits in return.

Four Nigerian soldiers killed in Borno

The Nigerian Army has confirmed that it lost four soldiers in Borno State on Thursday when their patrol vehicle encountered IED buried on the road between Kangarwa and Alagarno village.

The Army Spokesman, Sani Usman, confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday, while giving update on troops’ operations in the North-East between Tuesday and Thursday.

UPDATE: New York gunman is a fmr employee, Dr. Henry Bello

The man who stormed a New York hospital killing one and injuring others and has been identified as former employee Dr Henry Bello, say police.

The NYPD said several people have been injured after gunfire broke out at 2.50pm on Friday inside the Bronx Lebanon Hospital in the Bronx.

Mother and daughter killed in crossfire in Rio slum

A 76-year-old woman and her daughter have been killed in a shootout between police and drug traffickers in a Rio de Janeiro slum, apparently hit by stray bullets.

Beyonce and Jay Z ‘name their newborn twins Rumi and Sir Carter as they plan to launch new product range’

BEYONCE and Jay Z have named their newborn twins Rumi and Sir Carter.

Jay-Z’s mum comes out as lesbian in poignant track on rapper’s new 4:44 album

Jay-Z got really raw and personal on his new album 4:44, an album that saw him finally address those cheating rumours and practically own up to being unfaithful.

However, the body of work goes even deeper on a track called Smile, which sees the 47-year-old open up about his mum’s sexuality.

At least 2 people shot inside NYC hospital; gunman at large

Police say at least two people have been shot at a New York City hospital and the gunman is still at large.

The gunfire broke out at 2:50 p.m. Friday inside the Bronx Lebanon Hospital in the Bronx.

Gunman ‘opens fire at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York shooting two people’

A GUNMAN has opened fire on a hospital in New York today, according to reports.

Two men have reportedly been gunned down in the “active shooting” at Bronx Lebanon Hospital.


Cross River Government dispels rumour of curfew in Calabar

Cross River State Government has dispelled the rumour of curfew in Calabar, the State capital.

The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ben Ayade, Mr Christian Ita in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Friday evening explained that such news never emanated from the state government.

Prostitutes fighting Trump’s overhaul of Obamacare

Working women in Nevada — where prostitution is legal — are banding together to fight Donald Trump’s overhaul of Obamacare.

A group called ‘Hookers for Healthcare’ has become an unlikely voice against the Senate Republican healthcare bill.

Nigerian hospital quarantines patient discharging blood

A patient discharging blood through mouth and nose has been isolated at the Damaturu Specialists’ Hospital, Yobe.

The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reports that the male patient, who was admitted on Friday, had blood coming out of his mouth and nose.

Court sentence 28-year-old armed robber to death by hanging for stealing Toyota Corolla

Justice Y.G. Dakwak of a Jos High Court has sentenced a 28-year-old man, Auwalu Sule to death by hanging for robbing a woman of her Toyota Corolla car at gun point.

The judge gave the ruling after Sule was found guilty of the crime, on Friday.

In his sentence, Dakwak said, “due to evidence before this court, presented by the prosecution and your admittance to committing the crime, the court has found you guilty.

Mother-of-three 'executed' inside family home just hours after Facebook post celebrating her journey from homelessness to earning six figures

A mother-of-three was killed with a single bullet to the head inside her family home just hours after posting about her incredible life transformation on Facebook.
Makeva Jenkins, 33, was shot just yards from her children around 2am at her home in Lake Worth, Florida, by a male intruder wearing a ski mask, police said.

US oil pipeline to Mexico will go right under the wall: Trump

US President Donald Trump has approved construction of a new oil pipeline between the United States and Mexico, saying it will go “right under” the wall he vows to build along the border to stop Mexican immigrants entering the country.

“Today, I’m proudly announcing six brand new initiatives to propel this new era of American energy dominance,” said Thursday in prepared remarks at the Energy Department headquarters as part of the administration’s Energy Week.

Buhari Govt has released 420m to Nollywood in 2 years

The Federal Government says it has released the sum of N420.2m to the Nigeria film industry popularly called Nollywood to improve and support aspiring practitioners.

According to a statement issued by the Deputy Director of Information, Federal Ministry of Finance, Mrs Patricia Deworitshe, on Friday in Abuja, the money, which is the second tranche payment will benefit 105 film distributors.

The "Rules of Selling" All the Best Salespeople Ignore

By Peter Nelson

Unlike most new starters in sales who land an SDR role straight out of college, I was being groomed for a career in sales since the day I could walk. My father was a VP at what is now HP Enterprise. I remember listening to call after call as we drove to school each day. After seven years in selling roles, here are the seven rules of selling I would tell my 18-year-old self to ignore.

Thursday 29 June 2017

Odama died from carbon monoxide inhalation – Police autopsy report

Kogi court reinstates suspended lawmaker, Friday Sanni Makama

The Kogi State High Court sitting in Lokoja has set aside the suspension of the member representing Igalamela Odolu constituency in the Kogi State House of Assembly, Honorable Friday Sanni Makama.

Justice Henry Olusuyi in his judgement said the suspension of the lawmaker was an act of legislative insolence which will not be allowed by any competent court of jurisdiction.

Nigerian govt. declares ‘Tax Thursday’

The Federal Government has declared every Thursday “Tax Thursday”, to create awareness among Nigerians on payment of tax and accrued benefits.

Why presidential jet is parked in London — Presidency

The Presidency says it is constrained to decry criticisms, mostly on social media, on the retention in London of Nigeria’s Presidential Aircraft, NAF 001 as “mostly informed by lack of understanding of protocol around foreign trips by Heads of State all over the world”.

The spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, said in a statement on Thursday that for reasons of protocol, national security, diplomacy and prestige, “no world leader who travels abroad and is left without plans for immediate return or possible evacuation”.

Grenfell Tower fire: Six-month-old baby found dead in mother’s arms in stairwell

A six-month-old baby was found dead in her mother’s arms after being killed by fumes as they attempted to flee down the stairs in Grenfell Tower, an inquest has heard.

Leena Belkadi was the youngest member of the family to die in the fire, which also killed her parents and sister.

Adele sends handwritten note to fans explaining why she may never tour again

Adele has explained why she is reluctant to go on tour again, after confirming she was considering an end to live shows earlier this year.

During a show in Auckland in March she told the audience: "Touring isn't something I'm good at... applause makes me feel a bit vulnerable.

JUST IN! Why Ebonyi Is Against Biafra, Restructuring – Governor Umahi Reveals

Ebonyi Governor, David Umahi, on Wednesday declared that the state is opposed to the agitation for Biafra and for restructuring.

He said the state was not yet economically viable to seek independence.

Why we have not arraigned Evans 

Reasons were given by the police high command this morning why billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, decided to drag the Nigeria Police to court over his continuous detention.

Evans had on Wednesday dragged the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, the Police Service Commission, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni and the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad to the Federal High Court in Lagos.

Former Israeli Prime Minister wins early release from prison

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who is serving a 27-month prison term for corruption, won parole on Thursday, one of his lawyers said.

Israel Radio reported that Olmert could be freed as early as Sunday after a parole board decided to cut his sentence by a third, a common practice in Israel for prisoners who have not committed violent crimes.

Niger-Delta militants make U-turn over threat to attack oil pipelines

A newly-formed Nigerian militant group has withdrawn a threat to attack oil pipelines in the country’s oil-rich Niger Delta after a spate of incidents in 2016 plunged the country into recession.

Nigeria, Africa’s second-biggest economy, is heavily dependent upon its oil reserves, which account for a large share of GDP and more than 90 percent of the value of exports.

Nigeria’s Agah re-elected deputy director-general of World Trade Organisation

Nigeria’s Yuonov Frederick Agah has been reappointed as Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for another four-year term.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr. Agah, who hails from Benue, was first appointed as Deputy Director-General of WTO in 2013 for a four-year term, which he assumed on October 1 that year.

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Biafra groups forge common force, make Nnamdi Kanu overall leader

Seven pro-Biafra groups Wednesday  agreed to work together under the leaders of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), with the aim of achieving faster the their quest for a referendum that will lead to the emancipation of Republic of Biafra.
The groups said that they decided to work together so that they would be speaking with one voice seeking for one objective of securing the Republic of Biafra.

Evans sues IGP over failure to arraign him

Suspected kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a. Evans, has sued the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, at the Federal High Court in Lagos over alleged violation of his fundamental rights.

He is praying the court to compel the police to charge him rather than detaining him indefinitely.

Nigeria begins yam export to UK Thursday

Nigeria will on Thursday begin yam exports to the United Kingdom with 72 tons of yams in three containers, the Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh said.

He said the matter was tabled at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday as a major milestone in the export market and diversification process.

Gunmen shoot top EFCC investigator

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has said that one of its top investigators, was shot by unknown gunmen in Port-Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

A statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said the investigator, Mr. Austin Okwor, who is attached to the Property Fraud Section of the EFCC Zonal Office in Port-Harcourt, was involved in the investigation of high-profile cases, including those involving some judicial officers.

Kenya 1st in Africa to use latest generic AIDS drug

Kenya is the first country in Africa to introduce a generic version of the current drug of choice for people living with HIV, officials said Wednesday.

Kenya's government and the global health initiative Unitaid announced that the East African nation will make the generic version of dolutegravir available for routine use. They said Nigeria and Uganda will introduce the drug later this year.

BREAKING: Former Taraba Governor Danbaba Suntai is dead

A former governor of Taraba State, Danbaba Suntai, is dead.

Dad dumps three-year-old son in hospital

Three-year-old kerosene explosion victim, Ozillia Alex-Adjissi, has been allegedly abandoned by her father, Alex, at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) in Calabar, Cross River State after losing her mother and brother to the explosion.

The case was one of several explosions reported earlier this year, when adulterated kerosene flooded Calabar.

Armed police bust massive NSW drug trafficking syndicate

ONE of Sydney’s biggest drug rings has been smashed by heavily armed police in raids across Sydney today targeting the Rebels bikie group and Asian crime gangs with officers seizing more than a tonne of ephedrine.
The drug is used to make methamphetamine or “ice” and it’s believed the haul is worth more than $500 million.

Venezuela Supreme Court attacked with grenade thrown from police helicopter in 'terrorist' act

Venezuela's Supreme Court has been attacked with a grenade thrown from a police helicopter in what the country's president, Nicolas Maduro, described as a "terrorist attack".

Marrying educated women will eliminate vices, Professor tells Nigerian men

A female professor in Zamfara State, Bilkisu Shinkafi, has called on men to marry educated women in order to check social vices in the society.

Mrs. Shinkafi made the call on Tuesday, in Gusau, at a Town Hall meeting organised by the Zamfara Circle, an NGO.

TIME Just Gave Trump an Ultimatum Over Faked Magazine Covers

TIME Magazine just formally put in a request for Donald Trump to remove the fake covers of the magazine that feature him from the displays on the walls of his golf clubs.

Tuesday 27 June 2017

Between Sowore and Lekan Fatodu: For Record Purpose

A quick response to Mr. Olanrewaju Suraju , Head, Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC)

Mr. Olanrewaju Suraju, (I’m going to hereafter address you as LarryKay -  the nickname individuals like myself who have known you for so long do call you) I have just read your latest FB post regarding the issue between myself and Sowore which you have described as my “hostilities against Sowore”. And I think it is important to respond to some fundamental aspects of your note to correct some critical assumptions therein.

Serena Williams looks magnificent as she poses naked for iconic Vanity Fair pregnancy shoot

Serena Williams has posed naked on the cover of Vanity Fair, and spoken of the moment of disbelief when she discovered she was pregnant.

The world famous tennis star – who is expecting her first child - appears on the front of the latest issue of the American lifestyle magazine, in a pose which emulates the classic cover shoot by a pregnant Demi Moore in 1991.

Spain sends 23 Nigerians packing

The Spanish Government on Tuesday deported 23 Nigerians for committing various offences in the country, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

They were deported barely five days after 34 Nigerians were sent home from six European countries for committing immigration-related offences.

Ukraine cyber attack: Chaos as national bank, state power provider and airport hit by hackers

Ukraine’s national bank, state power company and largest airport are among the targets of a huge cyber attack on government infrastructure.

Owner of Singhsbury's newsagents changes name to Morrisinghs after threat of legal action

The owner of Singhsbury's newsagents has changed the store's name to Morrisinghs after being threatened with legal action.

Jel Singh Nagra said he was accused of copyright infringement by Sainsbury's in 2012, with the threat of possible court action.

Banks’ shareholders push for takeover of Etisalat

Some shareholder groups in the nation’s capital market on Tuesday urged Etisalat Nigeria to settle the N1.2 billion debt it owed 13 commercial banks to avoid  a takeover.

A cross section of the shareholder groups stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Tuesday.

Torturers who forced vulnerable father-of-two, 43, to eat one of his own TESTICLES and have sex with a DOG in 'Dark Ages' campaign of abuse are jailed for life

Two torturers, convicted of a campaign of 'Dark Ages' abuse against a vulnerable father-of-two, including forcing him to eat one of his own testicles which led to his death, have been jailed for life.

Jimmy Prout, 45, thought the group were his friends but they turned on him and eventually dumped his lifeless body on wasteland just 100 metres from his home.

Man shoots dead two robbers after they ‘demanded he open his safe’ (Video)

Security footage has been released of the moment a homeowner shot dead two robbers as they tried to enter his home.

The video shows two flashes of light as the unidentified man fires at the two intruders as they make their way inside his garage and allegedly demanded he opened his safe.

Man Stole 10-year-old Boy, Exchange Him For 3 Bags Of Rice

A 10-year-old boy who was on an errand for his mother, was abducted by an unidentified middle aged man, who exchanged him for three bags of rice in Ijegun area of Lagos.

The suspect, who is at large, allegedly approached and addressed the boy aggressively during the weekend at Prince Bus Stop, Isheri Oshun, after which he introduced himself to the unsuspecting boy as a relative.

'Father Responsible For The Death of The Missing 5yr Boy After Disneyland Trip'

Detectives believe a five-year-old California boy who has been missing for two months was killed by his father after a family trip to Disneyland. But despite weeks of intensive searches, investigators have not yet found the boy's body.

Still, prosecutors say they are confident they can secure a murder conviction.

Three CNN journalists RESIGN over story claiming there is a link between Donald Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci and Russia

Journalists who worked on a retracted CNN story about links between Russia and a top Trump adviser are leaving the network.

The broadcaster says the three men have resigned after a report that said US Senate investigators are looking into a meeting between Anthony Scaramucci and Kirill Dmitriev.

A-level student hit by car day before final exam saves nine lives by donating organs

The tragic death of a teenage student who was hit by a car the day before her last A-level exam may have saved the lives of nine people through organ donation.

Kate Whalley, from north Leeds, had taken the bus back from a psychology exam and had nearly arrived home at the time of the fatal crash on Thursday afternoon.

Nigerian-born NBA star, Antetokounmpo, returns to Greece

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Greece’s home-grown NBA All-Star, made an emotional return to the city he grew up in and promised to help children in Greece and Africa make it in life.

With his brother Thanasis, who plays for the Spanish club MoraBanc Andorra, the “Antetokounmbros” have begun offering a college scholarship in Athens for children of migrants born in Greece.

Jonathan was not weak, incompetent – Fani-Kayode fires back at Nnamdi Kanu

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has insisted that former President Goodluck Jonathan was not weak or incompetent.

UK declares Michael Adebolajo most dangerous prisoner (Photo)

United Kingdom (UK) prison officials have described a 31-year-old British-born Nigerian, Michael Adebolajo, as the most dangerous inmate.

According to the officials, Adebolajo is violent, unpredictable and a Muslim extremist. The inmate is said to be keen on radicalising other inmates into his twisted beliefs in Islam.

Another Nigerian rapper, SauceKid, wears pink as US judge hands two-year jail term

Nigerian rapper, Babalola Falemi, popularly known as SauceKid, has been sentenced to two years in jail in the US for credit card theft.

Monday 26 June 2017

Suspected ritualists’ den discovered beside Ondo Assembly

A suspected ritualists’ hideout has been discovered near the Ondo State House of Assembly in Akure, the state capital.

The building is located in an isolated area around Igbatoro Road just behind the Gani Fawehinmi Arcade.

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