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).

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