Friday 26 May 2017

Ariana Grande to return to Manchester to perform benefit concert

Ariana Grande has promised that she will return to Manchester following the terror attack there to spend time with her fans  and to "have a benefit concert in honour of and to raise money for the victims and their family."

Grande announced her intentions in an uplifting letter posted online that called on her fans to have courage following the attacks, and expressed a deep sense of sorrow for those lost and the families who are mourning their loved ones following the "heinous" attack.

South London: Police appeal for witnesses after 'mum-of-two' stabbed to death in street

Police hunting the killer of a woman stabbed to death in a south London have appealed for witnesses.

The victim, thought to be a mum-of-two aged in her 30s, was knifed in broad daylight in what detectives believe was a "domestic-related" attack in West Norwood.

Nigeria Furious With USA Over ‘Violation’ Of Embassy In Washington

Nigeria is accusing the United States secret service of violating its Washington DC embassy premises and has already lodged a complaint to this effect with the U.S government.

According to the Acting Ambassador/Charge D’affaires, Hakeem Balogun, the alleged violation took place during a fracas between two local workers when police entered the premises.

DBanj welcomes baby boy with his wife, shares snapshot of his son

Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo popularly known as D’Banj has just shared the news that he’s welcomed a Baby Boy with his Wife, Didi Kilgrow, thus confirming the rumors that he indeed was expecting a child.

America jails 3 Nigerian scammers 235 years

Three Nigerian scammers  who befriended many of their victims on dating sites have been slammed  huge prison sentences by a Mississippi court after making tens of millions of dollars from their schemes.

Oladimeji Seun Ayelotan, 30, was sentenced to 95 years in prison; Rasaq Aderoju Raheem, 31, was given 115 years and Femi Alexander Mewase, 45, got 25 years behind bars, according to a report by

Government vows cyber encryption crackdown after Manchester suicide bombing

Theresa May is expected to signal a new crackdown on encrypted messaging apps after the deaths of 22 people in the Manchester attack.

The Prime Minister, addressing leaders of fellow G7 countries in Sicily on Friday, is to warn that governments need to be tougher on tech companies in the face of a growing terror threat.

Court dissolves 20-yr-old marriage over poor sexual performance

Ademola Odunade, the President of a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, on Friday dissolved a 20-year-old marriage between one Oladiran Olukayode and his wife, Oluwatoyin, over poor sexual performance.

Mr. Odunade terminated the union over irreconcilable differences.

Five organisations Petroleum Industry Bill will create after unbundling NNPC

With the passage by the Senate, Thursday, of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill, Nigeria now comes close to having five new commercial and governance organizations to replace existing ones, such as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the Department of Petroleum Resources.

The Petroleum Industry Governance Bill is the first part of the jinxed Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, to be passed by the Senate.

Obasanjo Described Late Lt. Col. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu As Naïve

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday described the late Lt. Col. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu who led the Biafra secessionist struggle as naïve.

Mark Zuckerberg gets Harvard degree 12 years after dropping out to start Facebook

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, one of Harvard’s most famous dropouts, this week returned to the Ivy League school to pick up his degree – albeit only an honorary one – 12 years after quitting.
Mr Zuckerberg, one of the richest people in the world, also gave a commencement address to this year’s graduating class, praising students for accomplishing “something I never could”.

“If I get through this speech, it’ll be the first time I actually finish something at Harvard,” he said.
Mr Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his dormitory room in 2014. The social network was initially limited to Harvard students only. It later expanded to other Ivy League universities, before being rolled out globally.

Nigeria protests to U.S. over Embassy’s violation

The Nigerian Embassy in Washington has protested to the U.S. Government over the violation of its premises by the Secret Service agents following fracas between two local workers.

The Acting Ambassador/Charge d’Affaires, Hakeem Balogun, told the Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that a “protest note” had been transmitted to the U.S. Department of State.

Solid Minerals Development Fund Board Gets New Appointments

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday inaugurated the Board of Solid Minerals Development Fund (SMDF).

Mr. Fayemi said the approval for the reconstitution of the Board by President Muhammadu Buhari was a clear indication of the administration’s commitment to fixing the Nigerian Mining sector to become a key contributor to the economy.

Rivers govt. to make payments for students stranded abroad ‘within weeks’ — Official

The Rivers State Government has told 159 students it sent abroad on scholarship that it is arranging funds for them to conclude their courses and return home.

The final year students are currently stranded in tertiary institutions overseas following the failure of the state government to remit their tuition fees and other allowances.

Court admits N136m recovered from Justice Ngwuta

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday admitted in evidence about N136 million recovered from the house of Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court in October 2016. Also admitted were nine bags in which the monies were contained.

The breakdown of the money is: N35,358,000, £25,915; $319,596; R50 (South African rands); €280; 380 (dirhams); and 420 Gambian dalasis. Ngwuta is standing trial on a13-count charge bothering on passport fraud, money laundering, retention and concealment of origin of the various sums of money contained in the nine bags and boxes.

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