Thursday 31 August 2017

New Video: Sound Sultan feat. Josh2Funny – Jenifer

Music veteran – Sound Sultan teams up with one of Nigeria’s famous social media comics – Josh2Funny, to dish out this single titled – “Jenifer“. As always, there is a always to be learnt from any Sound Sultan’s record, so listen up, there is a lesson for all you Jenifers out there in this song.

'We only shoot black people'

A police lieutenant in Georgia has been moved to administrative duty after being heard on video during a traffic stop saying 'we only shoot black people.'

My daughter would be better than Trump as American president, Kim Kardashian says

Reality TV personality, Kim Kardashian, has joked that her adorable four-year-old daughter North West, would be a better commander-in-chief than President Donald Trump.

Osinbajo receives Boris Johnson in Abuja (Photo)

Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo received in Abuja on Thursday a delegation from the United Kingdom Government led by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

Boko Haram’s Shekau Is Like Jet Li – DHQ

The Director of Defence Information, DDI, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, has likened the leader of the Boko Haram sect, Abu Shekau to the movie characters, Bruce Lee, James Bond, explaining that the wanted terrorist is merely a “synonym”.

Stressing that there would be many more Shekaus in the future, he disclosed in an interview with Channels Television on Wednesday, that the concern of the military is to take out any Shekau that emerges at any point in time.

I love d**k too much- Huddah Monroe tells lesbian women sliding into her DM

Kenyan Socialite, Huddah Monroe is all tired of the lesbians who troop to her DM en masse for a relationship or one night-stand whatsoever.

Power Outage: Confusion At Lagos Airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has expressed regret over Wednesday’s minor power outage that disrupted business at the terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, the General Manager, Corporate Communications, said in a statement on Thursday that the agency regretted the disruption which occurred on Wednesday night.

Texas chemical fire explosion: Two blasts and black smoke rise from Arkema plant

Smoke and an explosion were reported on Thursday at the flood-hit Arkema SA chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, following floods caused by Hurricane Harvey.

The company evacuated remaining workers at the damaged plant on Tuesday, and Harris County ordered the evacuation of residents within a 1.5-mile (2.4-km) radius of the plant, which makes organic peroxides used in the production of plastic resins, polystyrene, paints and other products.
Houston TV station Fox 26 reported the explosion.

Wednesday 30 August 2017

At least 41 million people affected in floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal, UN says

More than 40 million people have been affected by devastating floods and landslides in South Asia, UN humanitarian agencies have said. Torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 1,200 people and left millions fleeing their homes in India, Bangladesh and Nepal over the last fortnight.

Germany’s Allianz takes over Nigerian insurer

Germany’s Allianz plans to pay $35 million for 98 percent stake in Nigerian insurer Ensure Insurance in a push for growth in Africa, where many people are uninsured.

Foreign insurers are banking on growing premiums as the continent develops its infrastructure and a consumer class demands protection from risk.

Nollywood in the eyes of a critic

By Zizi Onianwah

Have you ever gone to see a Nigerian film in the  cinema based on a film critic's opinion or based on what  someone recommended to you and wanted to demand two hours of your life back or ask for a refund? Well it has happened to me.

ASUU Strike: FEC appoints Osinbajo as “Chief Negotiator’’

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has assigned Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to henceforth chair the concluding part of the ongoing negotiation between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

ASUU, an umbrella association of lecturers in the nation’s universities, is demanding the full implementation of the 2009 agreements reached with the federal government bordering on improvement in welfare and payment of backlog of salaries and entitlements, among other issues.

Police arrest human pepper soup dealer in Rivers State

A suspected cannibal and member of a kidnap gang, Roland Peter, has been arrested by the police in Rivers State for killing, beheading and using liver and intestines of his victim to prepare pepper soup.

The suspect was said to be among the kidnappers that abducted, killed and beheaded one Pastor Samuel Okpara from Edoha in the Ahoada East Local Government Area of the state on August 15, 2017.

Hushpuppi replies Deji Adeyanju

Hushpuppi has replied Deji Adeyanju, a member of the People’s Democractic Party, who called for his arrest during a protest for the extradition of Diezani in front of the headquarters of EFCC yesterday.

Why Buhari Hiding His 'BIG JOKER' From Cabals, Osinbajo As Ministers Panic

President Muhammadu has decided to keep his personal decision on the Cabinet Shake up expected to be done soon as the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and the President's allies, who are popularly known as cabals holding different views, News Punch has learned reliably

Osinbajo, according to This Day has suggested cabinet reshuffle but the President allies want the sack of all the cabinet members to pave way for new members loyal to the President.

Katy Perry sued by stagehand who lost a toe during her tour

Katy Perry has been hit with a lawsuit by a stagehand who claims she lost one of her toes while working on her 2014 Prismatic World Tour.

Chef, 25, shoots dead colleague who introduced him to cigarettes after being diagnosed with throat cancer

A CHEF diagnosed with throat cancer reportedly shot dead the colleague who first  introduced him to smoking.

Mustakeem Ahmad is said to have flipped and gunned down  his co-worker after his doctor told him the disease had been caused by his habit

Evans pleads guilty to kidnapping

Evans was arraigned before justice Oshodi on a two count charge of conspiracy and kidnapping.

Having listened to the two count charges against him, Evans admitted before the court that he committed both offences he was accused of.

Nigeria urges safety for UN peacekeepers

Nigeria has stressed the need to ensure that all UN peacekeepers deployed to troubled spots globally were safe in the course of discharging their duties.

Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Bande, stated this at the Security Council ‘Open Debate on the UN Peacekeeping Operations: their potential contributions to the overarching goal of sustaining peace’.

Mum, 41, shoots dead her six-year-old twin daughters before killing herself leaving husband to find horror scene in family home

They were discovered on Monday afternoon inside a bathroom of the family's in southwest suburban Joliet by the woman's husband and girls' father, Chicago Tribune reported.

While autopsies are yet to confirm the cause of death, police said it appeared all three died of gunshot wounds.

Western social media firms under fire as Iranians hint at dialogue over censorship

Several social media companies in the West have been criticised for a perceived lack of transparency in alleged talks with the Iranian authorities on censoring content to the approval of the country’s strict religious authorities.

Instagram, currently available in the country – as well as Twitterand YouTube, which are blocked but widely visited by Iranians using proxy servers – have all been reported by local media in recent weeks as as co-operating with the authorities to aid them in blocking or censoring “immoral” content.

Here's Why US Is Selling Arms To Nigeria Govt

The U.S. Government for the first time has agreed in principle to sell arms to help in the fight against insurgency in the country.

EFCC should arrest Hushpuppi, he is just a 419 – Deji Adeyanju says

An activist, Deji Adeyanju has called on officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest Malaysian-based Nigerian Big Boy, Hushpuppi, over his lugubrious spending and lavish lifestyle.

Tuesday 29 August 2017

Family of Christian girl put in foster care with Muslim family begged to let her stay with grandmother

The biological family of a five-year-old Christian girl sent to live with conservative Muslim foster carers reportedly begged the council to let the child stay with her grandmother, it has emerged.

Tower Hamlets council in east London rejected a number of attempts to move the girl to different families, including attempts to send her into temporary care with her grandparent.

​​Conveyor belt operators’ strike grounds flights at Lagos airport

Flights at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos were for several hours disrupted yesterday following a strike action by operators of the belt conveyor to protest against alleged unpaid salaries.

Jailed German nurse may have killed 86 patients – Officials

A German nurse serving a life sentence for murdering two of his patients is believed to have killed at least 86 people entrusted to his care, officials said, on Monday, in what they described as an imagination-defying series of crimes.

Man lied he was stabbed over his neo-Nazi haircut, actually impaled himself

A man who claimed he was stabbed by a stranger because of his "neo-Nazi" haircut made up the story after accidentally cutting himself with a knife, police said.

Joshua Witt, 26, has now been arrested on false reporting charges after he admitted he lied to officers in Sheridan, Colorado, by alleging a black man had attacked him for having a haircut associated with white supremacists.

Monday 28 August 2017

SPIRITUALITY: Understanding the Epistle of James II

by Pastor Kunle Surakat

We continue in our study as we introduce the writer of the Book of James. From our last article, we understood that the Epistle was written by the stepbrother of Jesus who became a Christian when he discovered that Jesus was raised from the dead by the power of God as promised. He became the eldest son of Mary after the death of Jesus, as he had no choice but to acquiesce to the call of God. We also discovered that he was immediately engrafted into the league of the disciples and was referred to as, James, the brother of our Lord Jesus.

Nicki Minaj Has A WARDROBE MALFUNCTION At The VMAs Last Night

Nicki Minaj was looking like a SNACK last night at the VMAs. Seriously, not a woman in the BUILDING was on her level.

Why do Nigerians love the English Premier League?

Every year for the past decade five local government areas in Kogi state,Nigeria has come together to celebrate Arsenal Day, a two-day celebration of Arsenal football club.

Thousands of fans in their red and white jerseys sing songs, dance and eat together, and enjoy a slice of Arsenal themed cake.

BREAKING: Court orders permanent forfeiture of N7.7b linked to Diezani

Justice Abdulaziz Anka of  the Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos State, on Monday morning, ordered the permanent  forfeiture of alleged money linked to a former Minister o Petroleum Resources under President Goodluck Jonathan, Diezani Alison-Madueke, N7, 646 , 7 00, 000. 00 to Federal Government.

The money was allegedly traced to a commercial bank.

Details later…

VMAs 2017: Kendrick Lamar's killer performance of 'DNA' and 'Humble' proves why he was the night's big winner

Though most notable for their usage as a political platform this year, the VMAs were otherwise outright owned by Kendrick Lamar.

Taylor Swift kills off her old self, lashes out at Kim, Kanye, Katy Perry AND mocks Tom Hiddleston in Look What You Made Me Do video

TAYLOR Swift's new music video has been branded an "epic revenge" track after she hit back at criticism and appeared to settle scores with old celebrity foes, before killing off her old reputation and emerging as a new person.
The 27-year-old debuted the video for new song Look What You Made Me Do during the MTV Video Music Awards and immediately broke the internet as fans lavished praise on the superstar and pointed out the various subtle and not-so-subtle jibes within the glossy promo.

 Taylor Swift's music video for Look What You Made Me Do debuted at the MTV VMAs on Sunday night
Taylor Swift's music video for Look What You Made Me Do debuted at the MTV VMAs on Sunday night

BREAKING: Charly Boy, OurMumuDonDo group, demand Diezani’s extradition from UK

Charles Oputa, otherwise known as Charly Boy and his OurMumuDonDo group, on Monday, stormed the offices of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to demand fort the extradition of a former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke from United Kingdom to face charges of corruption while she was in office.

After initial delay by the police  at the entrance of the street leading to the EFCC, the protesters were allowed in to meet with  the secretary of the Commission. Details later…

Cops beat lawyers for ‘disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner of Police

Two legal practitioners have accused policemen from the Ogun State Police Command of assault, saying they were beaten for alleged disrespect to the Ijebu Ode Police Area Commander, ACP Funsho Ajao.

98% of documents in crude sale transactions fake — NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Sunday announced that about 98 per cent of all documents involved in the sale of crude oil were fake.

It cautioned unsuspecting would-be crude oil buyers to be mindful of the activities of local and international fraudsters in the oil and gas sector.

18-yr-old cleaner defiles 3-year-old pupil

A teenage boy, Emmanuel Gabriel, who allegedly defiled a three-year-old girl, is facing trial at an Ikeja chief magistrate’s court.

Uber picks Khosrowshahi as new CEO

Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi has been chosen to replace Travis Kalanick as Uber Chief Executive Officer (CEO), ending months of speculation in the firm’s search for a new leader.

The decision was made by Uber’s board late on Sunday, a source told the BBC, but the company has made no official announcement.

Missing USS McCain sailors all found

The remains of all 10 sailors who went missing after the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker collided near Singapore last week have been recovered by divers, the U.S. Navy said Monday.

Navy and Marine Corps divers had been searching in flooded compartments of the destroyer for days after the damaged ship docked in Singapore.

The cause of the Aug. 21 collision is under investigation.

The crash ripped a gash in the McCain’s hull, flooding crew berths and machinery and communications rooms.

The commander of the Navy’s Japan-based 7th Fleet was fired last week after a series of accidents this year raised questions about its operations. The firing of Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, a three-star admiral, was a rare dismissal of a high-ranking officer for operational reasons.

Vegans protest Trafalgar Square

Bikini-clad vegan protesters have staged a bloody demonstration in support of their cause – by lying down in Trafalgar Square pretending to be packaged meat.

The women drew crowds at the weekend when they stripped down and covered themselves in fake blood in a protest against ‘speciesism’ – which they say is an ideology which considers animal lives unworthy of respect because they are another species.

Kenya just imposed the world's toughest law against plastic bags

Kenyans producing, selling or even using plastic bags will risk imprisonment of up to four years or fines of $40,000 from Monday, as the world's toughest law aimed at reducing plastic pollution came into effect.

The East African nation joins more than 40 other countries that have banned, partly banned or taxed single use plastic bags, including China, France, Rwanda, and Italy.

Sunday 27 August 2017

Tade Ogidan's Gold Statue Hits Cinemas

 By Zizi Onianwah

Nigerian award winning director ‘’Tade Ogidan’’is back to the nollywood scene, and this time around he is back with an upcoming adventure comedy film titled “Gold Statue" the film has been in production for about a month.

The veteran filmmaker has released new images, taking fans behind the scenes of the anticipated Nollywood movie.

Boko Haram commander surrenders, says ‘I led squads to abduct Chibok girls’

Auwal Ismaeela, a top Boko Haram commander, has surrendered and confessed to leading the squads that abducted the Chibok girls in 2014.

Ismaeela said he was tired of the “senseless” atrocities of the insurgent group, hence his decision to surrender.

London Fever Movie - The Premiere UK (PHOTOS)

Friday 25th September 2017 witnessed the premiere of the anticipated comedy London Fever Movie. The movie premiere was attended by its casts including Alexx EkuboMike GodsonToyin Abraham 
and also UK based Nollywood actors Neli King, Riyike Alayande, Theodora Ikekwe-Oyebade, Dapo Oyebade, Ruke Amata, Bosola Molade and lots more.

Photography : Riyike Alayande

Police warn Enugu drivers, passengers against collecting edibles from strangers

The Police in Enugu State have warned drivers and passengers against collecting edibles from strangers who use drugs on people and dispossess them of their belongings.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ebere Amaraizu, gave the warning in a statement on Sunday in Enugu.

Noose Tightens Around Alison-Madueke, £18 Million Property Uncovered

The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has frozen a £10million worth of London property allegedly bought for Diezani Alison-Madueke as investigations into the case against the former minister unravels by the day.

Two properties at Regents Park in London, along with one in Buckinghamshire, have now been frozen based on the request of Nigerian authorities.

Hajia Bola Shagaya Breaks Silence As EFCC Freezes 8. 6billion Naira In Her Accounts

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen over N8, 627,458,773.36 billion in three accounts of Hajiya Muinat Bola Shagaya, an associate and friend of a former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan.

Saturday 26 August 2017

Facebook, Instagram experience outages Saturday

Saturday morning turned out to be social-media-free for a number of Facebook and Instagram users, albeit involuntarily.

Some people reported difficulties accessing the two social platforms beginning at about 9 a.m. ET, according to Down Detector, a site that tracks real-time outages and other online issues. 

US to African looters: You can’t go scot free anymore

The United States has sent a strongly worded warning  to corrupt African political office holders, who illegally enrich themselves at the expense of their poor people,  that they would no longer go scot free. They will be investigated, held accountable and punished.

The warning was given by US Department of Justice after a New York court jailed Mahmoud Thiam, a  50 year-old former minister of mines and geology of the Republic of Guinea, who was living big in America on the bribe  he collected from a Chinese company. He was jailed seven years. He will spend three of the years under supervised release, for laundering bribes paid to him by executives of China Sonangol International Ltd. (China Sonangol) and China International Fund, SA (CIF).

Conor McGregor Gets ‘VISIBLY EXCITED’ In His UNDERWEAR (Photo)

Conor McGregor looks super excited judging by the large bulge in his underwear as he challenges Floyd Mayweather during the official weigh in event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

Family Tradition: Kylie Jenner Finally Poses Naked!

Kylie Jenner did it – what most people thought that she’d never do. The youngest Kardashian posed virtually NUDE in her new spread for V Magazine.

Events: Kenya in The Park 2017 London (Photos)

On Saturday 29th July 2017 the 3rd edition of Kenya In The Park took place at Newham Park in London UK. With over 7,000 people in attendance. Despite the rain that fell the park was filled and the entertainment did not stop.
The event is organised annually by Lydia Tett Olet and Nancy

Photography:  Sidney Kiptuimising Sambu

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