Monday 3 July 2017

Yobe Senator caught in leaked video with two women speaks

A Nigerian senator has owned up to a scandalous video that showed him dressing up in the presence of two women in a room, presumably after sex.

But Bukar Ibrahim, representing Yobe East Senatorial District, told an online platform in his first interview since the scandal broke that he had not committed any official wrongdoing and the video was only made public after attempts to blackmail him failed.

APC blames Ondo workers over reports of ‘N795m gifts’ by Akeredolu

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State, has denied reports that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu budgeted N795m on gift items, donations and for guests in 2017

Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Adesanya, in a statement on Monday, blamed Ondo civil servants for the allegation.

Building Collapse: Lekki Gardens boss, others docked

The Lagos State Government on Monday arraigned the Managing Director of Lekki Gardens Estate Limited, Richard Nyong, before the Lagos Division of the State High Court over alleged complicity in the events leading to the collapse of a building in Lekki area of the state on March 10, 2016.

Mr. Nyong was arraigned alongside others before Justice Sybil Nwaka over alleged negligence resulting in the collapse of the building which reportedly killed more than 30 people.

Lawyer sues police for bullying Tuface out of planned protest

A Lagos-based lawyer, Malcom Omirhobo, has sued the Nigerian Police at a Lagos Division of the Federal High Court for allegedly threatening to arrest popular Nigerian musician, Tuface Idibia, over a mass protest he planned last February.

The lawyer, in a class action, sued for himself and on behalf of millions of Nigerians.

Delta community nab suspected cultists over alleged attack on renounced cult member (Photos)

Aladja community Vigilante in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State today arrested and handed over a twenty-two year old suspected cultist, Precious Aghaowha for allegedly attacking a renounced member of Aye confraternity, Israel Dolor.

Arrested alongside the suspect is one Daniel Mitini, believed to be a member of Vikings confraternity.

Nigerian drug dealer jailed for banana robbery in UK

A shotgun- wielding drug dealer who stole bananas, sweets and crisps during a ‘bizarre’ crime spree has been jailed for nine years.

Babatunde Bamtefa targeted shops in Christchurch, Dorset, armed with a Belgian 410 shotgun, on March 18.

London Bridge station evacuated as staff and emergency services respond to fire alert

London Bridge station has been evacuated.

Officials are responding to a fire alarm, according to reports on the ground.

NEWS FLASH: Trouble in Kano Assembly

Uneasy calm now reigns in Kano State House of Assembly as some members are reported to be at daggers-drawn with the Speaker.

Tension is reported to be mounting over the impasse.

Details later…

BREAKING: Maitama Sule is dead

There are fears that frontline elder statesman, Maitama Sule, is dead.

Newborn baby may be the first to be registered ‘gender unknown’ because its parent insists only the tot can decide what sex it wants to be

A mother who identifies as a “non-binary trans person” is demanding their baby’s birth certificate be the world’s first to be marked gender “unknown.”

Canadian Kori Doty, who has a moustache and claims to be neither male or female, is fighting to keep eight-month-old child Searyl Atli’s gender off government records.

Trump planning to secretly visit UK in the next two weeks: Report

US President Donald Trump might make a “sneak” visit to the UK over the next two weeks, after postponing an official state visit due to overwhelming protests, a new report suggests.

The government of UK Prime Minister Theresa May has been warned that Trump could make a brief stop at his Turnberry golf resort in Scotland as part of his upcoming trip to Europe, The Guardian reported on Monday, citing Whitehall sources.

Nigeria’s $16.5bn trapped

The Presidency yesterday said that over $16.5 billion, being part of stolen funds from Nigeria, is being trapped in some foreign countries.

The government said that about $430 million is trapped in Switzerland, over $400 million trapped in the United States (U.S.), about $15 billion trapped in different countries yet-to-be ascertained, while $700 million is trapped in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Sunday 2 July 2017

Cable Theft: RRS Nabs Two (Photos)

Operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command in separate incidences yesterday arrested two suspects over the vandalisation of cable and transformer.

The suspects, Oladele Elegbede, 54 and Andrew Onoriode 25, were arrested early in the morning by the operatives in Dopemu and Alausa area of the State with vandalised cable and transformer earth.

Event: World Premiere ''Talking Dolls'' (Poster, Trailer)

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Event: Igbokoda Hospital (Ondo State) Fundraiser Dinnner, UK (Poster)

Three hundred thousand people are estimated to live in the Igbokoda region which has one general hospital with one doctor and six nurses.

The hospital is supported by trainee medical staff and those from the community. It has an average visit of a thousand patients a week, with many being turned away due to lack of resources, some simply stay away to administer self-help and for those that can, they tend to travel to the next town to seek advanced medical assistance.

Event: African Showcase Market & Festival


We have run AFRICANSHOWCASE successsfully and consistently for 14 years.

This is to invite you to participate/visit in one of the fastest growing events to take place in Barking Town Centre and market. African Showcase Market/Festival which takes place on Wednesday 9 August 2017.

Event: Kenya & Friends In The Park 2017

Due to our previous successful events, this events aims to attract more than 7500 individuals and to provide a platform for Kenyans and friends of Kenya to network professionally, Spiritually, Economically and Socially. 

Saturday 1 July 2017

Ali Modu-Sheriff to pilot a crewless PDP, as members abandon party for new

Founder of Daar Communications and a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Raymond Dokpesi, alongside other notable Politicians, on Monday, floated a new political party, named Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance, APDA.

The floating of the party, came on the heels of the available information that the Supreme Court is set to rule in favour of Ali Modu-Sheriff, who the Court of Appeal had pronounced the authentic Chairman of the opposition PDP.

Akeredolu to spend N795 million on gifts, donations, guests in 2017

The Ondo State government has earmarked a total of N795 million for gift items during festivals and children’s party, as well as hosting of state guests during special events.

The amount also covers donations to unspecified beneficiaries.

BREAKING: Federal Secretariat Abuja on fire

The Federal Secretariat building in Abuja is currently on fire.

A witness at the scene said that the building housing the Federal Ministry of Health is the one caught in the blaze.

He also said fire fighters are at the scene trying to put out the inferno.

Details later…

Trump loses patience with North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump has said that the “era of strategic patience” with the North Korean regime is over.

Trump said this when he met with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in in Washington to discuss the nuclear weapons threat from Pyongyang.

Congo declares Ebola outbreak over after four deaths

Democratic Republic of Congo declared its two-month Ebola outbreak officially over on Saturday after 42 days without recording a new case of the disease.

The outbreak in Congo's remote northeastern forests, a record eighth for the country where the disease was first discovered in 1976, killed four out of the eight people infected, Health Minister Oly Ilunga said in a statement.

Why I’m defending Evans –Ogungbeje

Lagos lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, has justified his decision to defend suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a. Evans, in court.

Ogungbeje has come under public criticisms for accepting the brief to seek freedom for Evans from police detention, or have him charged to court, weeks after his arrest. Nigerians had taken to the media to condemn the move, saying, the notorious criminal suspect who confessed to denying his victims their freedom did not deserve mercy considering the atrocities he reportedly committed with his gang members.

More details on dead Dr. Henry Bello, the NYC hospital shooter

A doctor forced from a New York hospital because of sexual harassment accusations returned Friday with an assault rifle hidden under a lab coat and shot seven people, killing one woman and leaving several doctors fighting for their lives, authorities said.

The gunman, Dr. Henry Bello, fatally shot himself after trying to set himself on fire at Bronx Lebanon Hospital, they said. He staggered, bleeding, into a hallway where he collapsed and died with the rifle at his side, officials said.

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