Saturday, 31 October 2015

Lagos pastor in homosexual

An alleged self-confessed pastor, Sadeeq Mustapha, is facing trial at a Lagos State Magistrate Court sitting at Ogba, Agege where he has been charged with alleged attempt to rape two men.

I am afraid of divorce - Genevieve

Despite probably being the most popular name in Nollywood, screen goddess Genevieve Nnaji, is yet to find a man to call her own.
One name that has been linked to the pretty actress is that of the self acclaimed ‘Koko master’, D’Banj.

Court jails oil thieves for 84yrs

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos yesterday convicted seven men to 84 years imprisonment for illegal and unlawful dealing in 1,459 metric tonnes of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol.

We can’t afford to pay 42 ministers – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his government and Nigeria can not afford to pay forty two ministers and that not all the minister nominees that have been screened will have portfolios.
Moreso he went on to say that the country Nigeria was ‘material and morally vandalized’ and that he will reduce the numbers of ministries.

Not all nominees cleared will be Ministers – Buhari

President Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday hinted that not all ministerial nominees attend federal executive council sessions as substantive ministers.
In an interactive session with journalists in New Delhi, capital of India, on Friday, Buhari lamented state of the economy, saying Nigeria is broke.

Friday, 30 October 2015

Orubebe to appear before CCT over false declaration of asset

Former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe is set to appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on November 9, over alleged false declaration of assets and acceptance of about N70million bribe

Nigeria’s economy may collapse in the next 3 months - Fayose

Fayose / Buhari
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, yesterday, asked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to address the nation about the state of the economy and stop propaganda.
Speaking at the 22nd Convocation of the College of Education, Ikere Ekiti, Fayose warned that unless drastic action is taken, the economy might collapse in the next three months.

I have confidence in the judiciary – Governor Wike

Governor Wike
Also, Rivers State Stakeholders on Thursday declared that they are solidly behind Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike who was duly elected on April 11. The stakeholders included elected senators, House of Representatives members, traditional rulers, Elder statesmen and state legislators.

Secret on how I won ‘Miss Olokun’

Onayemi: Miss Olokun
Nineteen year-old Onayemi Ol­ amide Mojisola  who was recently crowned “Miss Olokun”has revealed  the secret behind her victory. Onayemi beat fourteen contestants to win the beauty contest, which held  last Sunday, at R &A Hotel, Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos.

I won’t lose sleep over criticism - Buhari

President Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he will not lose sleep over criticism and that he wants to be remembered as a president who fought corruption to a standstill.

Nintendo goes mobile

Nintendo finally shed some light on its mobile ambitions, announcing its first-ever smartphone app called "Mitomo."
Far from including icons of video game history, such as Super Mario or Donkey Kong, Miitomo lets people create their own video game characters and interact with other players' avatars.

Plane catches fire on runway at Fort Lauderdale airport

The engine of a Boeing 767 carrying 101 people caught fire as the plane taxied for departure Thursday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, officials said. It was bound for Caracas, Venezuela.

Amaechi: God used Buhari, Senate to scatter Wike’s evil plans – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has described the confirmation of the immediate past Governor of the State, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, as a Minister by the Senate as a victory over the forces of darkness.

Borno First Lady donates cancer kits

Hajia Nana Shettima
Wife of Borno State governor and Founder, Support for Women, Orphans and Tsangaya, SWOT, Foundation, Hajiya Nana Shettima, yesterday, distributed kits for prevention and detection of cancer at early stages to wives of the 27 local government caretaker chairmen for onward delivery to targeted beneficiaries across the state.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Navy hands over impounded vessels to NSCDC

The Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu has said that impounded five vessels used for illegal oil bunkering by the Nigerian Navy have been handed over to the Corps for necessary legal action as the lead Agency in-charge of Protection of Critical Infrastructure and National Assets in Nigeria.

An appeal to religious leaders

IN what appears as a sharp departure from the common trend, a ministerial nominee, Mr Adebayo Shittu, while being screened at the Senate, took time to lecture Nigerians on the need to eschew mere religiosity and embrace Godly living. According to him, what most Nigerians practice is nothing but empty religion that does not reflect positively on their behaviours.

Group slams protesters in Enugu - RADIO BIAFRA

A pressure group in Enugu, known as,”Concerned Citizens of Enugu State,CCES,” has condemned the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra,IPOB,over the continued detention of their leader and Director of Radio Biafra, Mr. Nnadi Kanu, who was arrested at the Lagos Airport.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Google grants a 97-year-old's wish

Olive Horrell does not look impressed.
The 97-year old is holding a Project Cardboard viewer, Google's DIY virtual-reality headset. It resembles an old View-Master toy.

The rise of the killer robots -- and why we need to stop them

Lethal autonomous weapons (or as the media like to call them, "killer robots") were back on the agenda at the U.N. last week. The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots launched in 2013, and pleasingly the issue was quickly taken up by the U.N.

Breaking: Supreme court dismisses Wike’s suit against tribunal

Wike and Peterside
The Supreme Court on Tuesday, dismissed the suit filed by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, challenging the jurisdiction of the Rivers governorship election petition tribunal to hear a petition by candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dakuku Peterside.

If armed robber gets death sentence, what of corrupt govt official?

A Rivers-based lawyer, Mr Abdulkareem Dauda, has said that an amendment to the law governing corruption to impose death penalty on convicted corrupt government officials and others was justifiable and desirable.
Dauda said this in an interview with , Tuesday, in Abuja.

Monday, 26 October 2015

5 killed as cultists unleash mayhem in Lagos

Suspected cultist have reportedly killed five persons in different areas of Igbo-Elerin, Lagos State. The cultist allegedly went on rampage after a rival gang weekend shot their leader, simply identified as Skay, at Aladesanmi Street at 8:00pm last Thursday.

APC decries PDP’s smear campaign against the Judiciary

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State has expressed shock over the extent of the smear campaign launched by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, against the Nigerian judiciary in view of recent court rulings that appear not to favour the PDP and its candidates at the various election petition tribunals especially those of Akwa Ibom and Rivers states.

Obasanjo is an affliction we must learn to endure – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has come hard on former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, describing the latter as an overgrown child of circumstance and “an infliction that those of us who share the same era and nation space must learn to endure.”

Graduate arrested for hacking into bank’s customers accounts

One Babatunde Fatai, a graduate of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, Oyo State, has been arrested by the state Police Command for various internet crimes including hacking into bank accounts of people in and outside Nigeria.

Who is the next Ooni of Ile-Ife?

There is no doubt that all past Oonis specifically from the time of Oranmiyan, 6th Ooni of Ife have been men of means, glamour and commanding personality. Oranmiyan was a warrior and reputed to be a great administrator with tremendous influence across Yorubaland.

Enugu sex hawker dies after marathon with customers

THE  Enugu State Police command through operatives of the Udenu Division has commenced investigations into an alleged incident of murder in which a commercial sex worker was allegedly killed in a brothel after a marathon sex with a customer.

Deadline is still December to flush out Boko Haram —Buratai

The Chief of  Army Staff, COAS, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has said that the December deadline given by Federal Government to end activities of insurgents in the North-East region of the country was realizable as there had been improved measure of operations in the region, even as the Military has recaptured all territories previously occupied by the Boko Haram members.

6 students rescued from female kidnappers in Lagos

Alleged plan by a female kidnap syndicate to abduct some students  on their way to school last Friday, in Aguda area of Surulere, Lagos, was botched, following the the arrest of three of its  members.

Police officer arrested for defiling 3- year-old girl

EBONYI State police command, weekend, arrested a police officer (name withheld) attached to Ugbodo Police Division in Ebonyi Local Government Area for allegedly defiling a three-year-old girl.

World would be better place if Saddam, Gaddafi still in power – Trump

The world would be a better place if dictators such as  Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi were still in power, top Republican US presidential hopeful Donald Trump said in comments aired Sunday.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Obasanjo escaped death

Exactly ten years after he lost his wife, Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, escaped death by the whiskers , Saturday, while travelling to Lagos State.
Vanguard gathered that the incident occured shortly after Obasanjo left Abeokuta after he had participated in the church programme in honour of his late wife, Mrs. Stella Obasanjo who died ten years ago.

Nobody shines forever - Darey Art Alade

Nigerian RnB sensation, Darey Art Alade is an amazing singer who knows how to reinvent his brand whenever people think he is no longer relevant. The talented artiste who has been creating massive buzz for his Naked album recently opens up about the fact that no artiste shines forever.

Don’t waste your time competing with us - P-Square

For the naysayers out there who believe that there is a sharp division in the P-Square family, this is for you.
The talented brothers re-united on the set of the hottest reality show in the country at the moment, Glo Dance With Peter, where Paul served as a guest judge.

HTC's new phone looks like an iPhone

Hey, does this look familiar to you?
HTC has introduced a smartphone with a flat aluminum back, curved edges, antenna break lines near the top and bottom and a camera that bumps out very slightly at the top.

Why Apple is banning hundreds of apps

Apple has removed hundreds of apps from the iTunes App Store that secretly collected personal information from anyone who downloaded them.
Most of the 256 affected apps were made in China, but they were available worldwide on the app store and were downloaded 1 million times, according to app analytics service Source DNA, which first discovered the problem.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Will this calm South African protest?

South African universities will not increase fees in 2016 as planned, President Jacob Zuma announced Friday after days of student protests over the issue.

Man sentenced to 10 hours community service for stealing fowls

An Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Friday sentenced a 25-year-old man, Omotayo Lawal, to 10 hours community service for stealing 14 fowls from two poultry.

Maiduguri mosque bombing update

An explosion in the early hours of Friday, killed 23 people in a mosque behind Federal High court in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
Residents of Jiddari Polo in Maiduguri told DAILY POST that, one of the suspected attackers was gunned down by soldiers while attempting to plant another bomb.

Man in court for allegedly inserting manhood into a boy’s anus

A 25-year-old man, Benjamin Ibehmonic, on Friday appeared in a Makurdi Magistrate’s Court for allegedly raping a 13-year-old boy through his anus.

6 killed as Boko Haram bombs mosque in Maiduguri

Rescuers from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have evacuated six dead bodies of the victims of an early morning suicide bombing in Maiduguri, Borno State.

Oliseh flown to Belgium for medical attention

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Sunday Oliseh, has been flown to Belgium for treatment on Thursday, after his health condition worsened.

Atiku said, I am happy with ministerial list

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has debunked speculations in some quarters that he is not happy with the list of ministerial nominees,

Amaechi is like biblical Esther, he has shamed his enemies – APC

The Rivers chapter of the APC in a statement by the Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said Amaechi had shunned his critics with his star performance.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Oil prices rebound on bargain - hunting

World oil prices rose Thursday on bargain-hunting after a sharp decline the day before, although analysts said the market remains hobbled by an oversupply.

Lagos begins aggressive enforcement of traffic laws

Lagos State Government, yesterday, said it had begun intensive enforcement of traffic laws, just as it declared war on men of the underworld who seize traffic situations to rob unsuspecting citizens.

36 ministers too much for Nigeria — Rep

Member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Mark Gbilah, has stated that the appointment of 36 ministers by an administration in one fell swoop is too much for a government that needs to cut costs.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Place Okah on chains during trial, FG begs court

The Federal Government on Tuesday asked Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court in Abuja,

Tribunal has rejected application to adjourn Saraki’s trial

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, this morning, failed to persuade the Code of Conduct Tribunal sitting in Abuja to grant an indefinite adjournment on the 13-count criminal charge that is pending against him.

Several trapped as building collapse in Lagos

Many workers at a construction site in Lagos have been reportedly killed after the building caved in Tuesday morning.