Saturday 3 June 2017

Pianist Tokio Myers is crowned the winner of Britain's Got Talent after being inspired to enter by 'big sister' Amy Winehouse

Classical pianist Tokio Myers was crowned the winner of Britain's Got Talent 2017 during Saturday night's live final.

He had tough competition in the action-packed show, narrowly beating runner-up Issy Simpson, an eight-year-old child magician, and comedian Daliso Chaponda.

'Van hits pedestrians' on London Bridge

Armed police have been dispatched to an incident on London Bridge where a van has reportedly hit pedestrians, injuring several. 

NDLEA arrests another Saudi-bound pilgrim with cocaine

Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos have intercepted a 54-year-old single mother of four, Modinat Oluwayemisi Owolabi, on pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia with substances that tested positive for cocaine.

The suspect, who hails from Kwara State, was apprehended during the outward screening of passengers on a Qatar airline flight to Saudi Arabia after testing positive to drug ingestion.

My predecessor, Shema’s govt looted N50.5 billion – Gov. Masari

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State has vowed to use all legal means to recover N50.5 billion allegedly looted by the immediate past administration ex-Gov. Ibrahim Shema.

Mr. Masari made this vow in Katsina on Saturday while receiving the Report of the Commission of Inquiry that investigated the whereabouts of some funds and property under Shema’s administration.

Thugs attack two journalists in Abakaliki

Two journalists, Charles Otu of the Guardian newspaper, and Samuel Nweze, publisher of the People’s Leader, have been attacked in Abakaliki, Ebonyi.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Jude Madu, confirmed the two incidents and said that the police have launched investigation to unravel the motive behind the attacks.

World Bank injects $59 million in additional financing to support Mozambique’s education priorities

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved yesterday the third additional financing to the Republic of Mozambique’s Education Sector Support Project (ESSP) in the amount of US$59 million equivalent. This International Development Association credit supports the ESSP goals to improve access to and quality and equity of education in Mozambique. The funds will be channelled through the Education Sector Support Fund, known as FASE from its Portuguese acronym, which receives financial contributions from nine donors in support of the implementation of the country’s 2016-2019 Education Strategic Plan.

NJC recalls Justice Ademola, five other judges accused of corruption

The National Judicial Council has recalled a Federal High Court judge, Adeniyi Ademola, who was suspended alongside seven other judges following allegations of corruption brought against them by the federal government.

In a statement Saturday, the council said Mr. Ademola was recalled alongside five other judges.

Sack of 145 TVC workers is national embarrassment – Unionists

Labour leaders on Saturday described the sack of 145 workers by Continental Broadcast Services Limited as a national embarrassment.

CBS is the owner of Television Continental and Radio Continental.

Five arrested for beating pregnant woman to death in Adamawa

The Commissioner of Police in Adamawa State, Moses Jitoboh, has confirmed the arrest of five suspects for beating a pregnant woman to death for alleged witchcraft.

Jitoboh told newsmen in Yola on Saturday that the 32-year-old woman, Ayina Afraimu, of Falu village in Guyuk Local Government Area of the state, was killed by the suspects who used sticks and rope.

David Beckam Kissed His Daughter On The Lips, Internet Went Bonkers!

David Beckham has sparked a debate about the appropriate level of affection for parents to show their children after he shared a photo of him kissing his daughter on the lips.

Statistics show Nigeria getting out of recession – Adeosun

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, on Friday said available statistics shows that Nigeria is getting out of recession.

Mrs. Adeosun spoke while featuring on a Channels Television breakfast show, Sunrise Daily.

Woman seeking bail collapses at Lagos court

An ederly woman, whose identity could not be ascertained, collapsed yesterday at the premises of the Lagos Magistrates Court, Igbosere.

It was learnt that the woman was making efforts at facilitating bail for her son, who was involved in a criminal matter, through a lawyer.

Jewish activists form protective barrier around Muslims as they protest in front of Trump Tower

Around 100 Muslim activists gathered at Donald Trump's business headquarters and former home in Manhattan to break their fast on the sixth day of Ramadan.

They said they had come there to have the first meal eaten after sunset during the Muslim holy month, known as iftar, in protest the US President's divisive policies and rhetoric on Islam.

We will prosecute Dammy Krane to the fullest extent – Private Jet Company

An American Private Jet Company, Tapjets in a post on their verified Twitter page says they reported Dammy Krane to the police which eventually led to his arrest.

Dammy Krane Arrested In The US For Fraud

Nigerian singer, Oyindamola Emmanuel, known by the stage name, Dammy Krane, has been allegedly arrested in Miami, US for credit card fraud.

Group to faceless NGO: Stop blackmailing Buhari's Minister

An Anti-corruption group, Integrity Youth Alliance, has challenged some faceless groups under the auspices of “Concern Enrollees Network of Nigeria” to come out to prove the source of fake documents published to tarnish the image of the hard working Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, and former acting Executive Secretary of the country’s National Health Insurance Scheme, Femi Akingbade, over a corruption petition alleging misappropriation of NHIS funds to the tone of N1.298,149,965, an equivalent of about $5 million.

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