Friday, 23 June 2017

DSS Arrests Terrorists Planning to Attacks on Sallah Day

In the past few weeks, this Service has uncovered a sinister plot by terrorist elements to stage series of coordinated attacks using explosives on different cities across the country.  Their aim was to hit on soft targets such as markets, public parks, public processions, recreation centres, as well as worship centres especially the Eid Praying Grounds and other densely populated areas during the forthcoming Eid-el-Fitr Sallah celebration.  The latest plan by the terrorists was to unleash mayhem on Kano, Sokoto, Kaduna and Maiduguri. 

Police nab six suspected armed robbers, recover weapons, car

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested six suspected armed robbers terrorising residents at Agbara Road and Atan-Ota in Ogun and Lagos States respectively.

The hoodlums were apprehended by operatives of the command on patrol at Progress Hotel, situated along Agbara Road.

Recall: Melaye takes INEC to court

Alleged attack on Shi’ite members: El-Rufai intolerant – Rights group

A human rights organisation, Anti Corruption Network has accused governor Nasir El-Rufai of being intolerant to the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiite group for no just cause.

The organization called on governor El-Rufai to ensure fairness and justice in dealing with all and sundry in the state for peace, unity and development.

Health ministry: Corruption allegation rocks NHIS, NPHCDA

There is brewing tension at the Federal Ministry of Health, following alleged disregard of Public Service Rules and Government directives by some of the newly appointed Chief Executive Officers.

Sources within the Ministry told DAILY POST in Abuja on Friday, that some of the newly appointed CEOs have undertaken wholesale promotion and demotion of staff in their establishments, in open violations of existing public service rules and disrespect to their parent Ministry and the Minister of Health.

Nigerian journalist arrested in Kaduna

A Kaduna-based journalist, Ibraheema Yakubu, who reports for the Hausa service of Deutsche Welle, DW radio, Germany, was arrested Friday by the police while covering a clash between Shiite sect and a Kaduna community.

Two people were injured and 10 arrested after locals attacked Shiites during an annual Quds procession.

Johnny Depp apologises for ‘bad joke’ about assassinating US President Donald Trump

Actor Johnny Depp on Friday apologised for joking about assassinating U.S. President Donald Trump, saying his remarks were in “poor taste.”

“The Pirates of the Caribbean” star spoke during an appearance at Britain’s Glastonbury music festival on Thursday when he pondered how long it had been since an actor had killed a U.S. president.His remarks drew sharp criticism from supporters of Trump, and Depp on Friday said he intended no malice.

Nigerian govt. to provide uninterrupted power supply to eight Nigerian Universities

The Nigerian government is set to provide uninterrupted power supply to eight Nigerian universities.

A statement released by the Ministry of Power on Friday noted that in a bid to resolve power challenges in institutions of higher learning in the country, the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the universities.

$1.2b Etisalat loan: CBN, NCC intervene to save jobs, asset stripping

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Friday intervened in the $1.2 billion controversial syndicated loan owed by Etisalat Nigeria to a consortium of 13 local banks.

The regulators’ intervention was to save jobs of over 4,000 workers employed by Etisatat and prevent asset stripping.

Woman drugs, sleeps with underage boys in her car

A 36-year-old school therapist, Jacqueline Bryce Herron, has been accused of drugging and seducing two underage boys and having sex with them.

Daily Star UK, reports that Herron has been charged with 28 counts of sex with teenage boys, including sodomy.

Porn actress claims Christian school fired her from teaching job because of her sex films

A budding porn "star" who claims to be a former preschool teacher said she was fired from the Christian school where she worked after bosses learned about her X-rated side gig. Nine Skye -- who describes herself on Twitter as an "ex religious preschool teacher turned slutty porn babe" -- told Fox affiliate KTLA on Monday that she was terminated because of her work in the porn industry.

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Famous Preacher, Apostle Joshua Suleman, Receives America's Honourary Citizenship Award

He is famous for his fiery preaching that reflects equality, fairness and justice in Africa’s most populous black nation on earth. This man being used for divine liberation of humanity based on the words of God has fought many battles, overcame several obstacles even in Nigeria’s political storm, yet came unscratched. Apostle Joshua Suleman, the general overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, whose branches spread across the world has won United States America’s Citizenship Honorary Award in South Carolina.

Twenty four hours after the award ceremony, Nigerian-American Press Association (NAPA) rose from its 40th Executive Meeting in Austin, Texas to endorse the honor bestowed on Apostle Suleman.

VIP Police to be withdrawn nationwide – IG

IGP, Ibrahim Idris
The Police on Friday said it would withdraw personnel of its mobile formation attached to important personalities in the country back to the barrack.

Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, announced this in an interactive session with a group of civil society organisations under the auspices of “The Situation Room’’ in Abuja.

BoI, Ebony Govt. to sign N2bn MoU to empower SMEs

The Bank of Industry (BoI) and Ebonyi State Government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of N2 billion matching fund to empower  Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the state.

The Managing Director of BOI, Mr Olukayode Pitan said this at a meeting between the bank and Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi on Friday in Abuja.

Lagos to add scrabble to schools’ curriculum?

Adetona Odukomaiya, Technical Director of the Lagos State Scrabble Association, on Friday said plans were underway to add scrabble to schools’ curriculum in the state.

Odukomaiya told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the association had been working closely with the State Ministry of Education to ensure its implementation.

Grenfell Tower fire: UK police considering manslaughter charges

The British police say they are considering manslaughter charges as part of the investigation into the deadly Grenfell Tower fire, after reports that highly toxic gases emitted by the building’s external cladding as it burnt, killing most of the residents.

The Metropolitan Police said on Thursday that every criminal offence is being considered after it was revealed that police had captured documents and materials from a "number of organizations.”

Supreme Court sacks another Nigerian lawmaker

The Supreme Court has sacked Herman Hembe from the House of Representatives.

Mr. Hembe, who represents Vandikwa/ Konshisha constituency of Benue State was not the valid candidate of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress, the court ruled.

About Ore Oduba, Crystal Maze guest, The One Show presenter and Strictly winner

Ore was born in November 1986 to Nigerian parents and was raised with his brother and two sisters in Dorset.

He was privately educated and went on to study Sports Science and Social Science at Loughborough University, graduating in 2008.

Breaking News: Paris tourist bus crashes into bridge in French capital leaving at least four injured

At least four tourists have been injured, one seriously, after an open-top bus hit a low bridge in Paris. Emergency services have closed part of the road under the Pont Alexandre III.

More follows…

UN probes Congo atrocities

The UN Human Rights Council launched an international investigation on Friday into killings and other atrocities in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The 47-member Geneva forum adopted by consensus a resolution brought by African countries which also called on the Kinshasa government to cooperate with the team of international experts.

Police confirm origin of deadly London tower fire

Police said on Friday that the fire that engulfed a London tower block killing at least 79 people started in a Hotpoint “WHR.N” fridge freezer and cladding on the building failed all safety tests.

Police Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack said the Hotpoint model, “FF175BP”, was not subject to recall and that the manufacturer was doing further tests.

“We now have expert evidence that the fire was not started deliberately,” McCormack said.

EFCC arraigns ex-Minister of FCT, Jumoke Akinjide for N650m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, June 22, 2017, arraigned a former Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Jumoke Akinjide and one Olanrewaju Otiti before Justice J.O Abdul-Malik of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State on an amended 12-count charge bordering on money laundering to the tune of N650 million.

While Akinjide and Otiti are facing trial on counts one to 12 of the amended charge, the third accused person, Senator Ayo Ademola Adeseun, who failed to appear in court today, is facing trial on counts one to 24.

FAAC Shares N462bn for May 2017

A total of N462.359 billion has been distributed  as Federal Allocation for the month of May, 2017  to the  Federal Government, State Governments and Local Government Councils.

The  communiqué issued by the Technical sub-Committee of Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) at the end of the meeting held today in Abuja signed by the Ag. Accountant General of The Federation, indicated that the gross statutory revenue of N317.562 billion received for the month is higher than the  N274.110 billion received in the previous month by N43.452 billion.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Alarming video shows biker riding motorcycle through lie-in protest

Demonstrators were sent fleeing and a motorcyclist was arrested after the biker roared through a lie-in protest in San Francisco on Wednesday.

Video shared by the activist group Senior and Disability Action shows dozens of people protesting against the Republican health-care bill lying and standing in the street outside the San Francisco Federal Building as part of a “die-in.”

BREAKING: INEC writes Dino Melaye, to commence recall process July 3

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has written a senator, Dino Melaye, notifying him that it has received a petition for his recall.

It is reported the submission of the petition to INEC on Wednesday with over 188,000 eligible voters in Mr. Melaye’s Kogi West constituency signing for the recall.

Trader Padlocks Progress of His Fellow Traders Nabbed in Umuahia

"It's past 11pm, I started hearing some crowd noise downstairs with periodic shout of "Aaamen" as the crowd responded with same chorus, "Aaamen."

I picked up my phone and called someone who simply told me to come down and see for myself.

Superstitious villagers living in fear after sheep gives birth to 'half-human half-beast' creature that was 'sent by the devil'

Superstitious villagers have been living in fear since a sheep gave birth to this creature that was said by elders to be half-human half-beast and 'sent by the devil'.

Many of the 4,000 residents and farmers of Lady Frere in Eastern Province, South Africa, were convinced that bestiality and witchcraft had led to the birth of the creature.

Veteran Musician, Victor Uwaifo’s Hostel Burnt Down By Angry Robbers Because Occupants Called For Help

According to a Facebook user, Pretty Maris, angry armed robbers set the hostel of popular Veteran musician, Victor Uwaifo on fire because the occupants called for help.

South African community withdraws quit order against Nigerians

The Nigeria Union in South Africa said on Thursday that one of the communities that gave Nigerians quit order had rescinded it.

The president of the union, Ikechukwu Anyene, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Pretoria that a meeting was held by the union and the community as well as the police to resolve the issue.

This Swimsuit Is Crazy, It Would Make Your Body Great Again!

Donald Trump's face has appeared on plenty of merchandise since he has become president, but nothing is quite as bizarre as seeing his 'shocked' face on a women's one-piece swimsuit.

Beloved Shirts, the quirky company behind the viral 'hairy chest' one-piece, is back with yet another swimsuit that will be sure to give beachgoers a double take.

Exeter boys wear skirts to school to protest 'no shorts' policy in soaring temperatures

A group of around 50 teenage schoolboys are set wear skirts to school to protests against its “no shorts” policy.

As temperatures soared this week, some of the pupils were angry that Exeter’s ISCA Academy insisted they wear long trousers.

British Woman Comes Forward about ‘Secret Floor’ of North Korean Hotel

North Korea is a deeply fascinating and rather distressing country. It seems absolutely insane that in the age we are in, we know so little about what goes on inside those borders. The country is extremely secretive, and we rely on those that have managed to get in to spread the word of what they saw in order to understand it.

Kano court refuses bail to 10 suspects accused of kidnapping

A Kano Chief Magistrate Court on Wednesday denied bail application to 10 suspects who allegedly conspired and kidnapped  two year-old Ali Dauda.

The suspects are facing a three count charge of criminal conspiracy, kidnapping and concealing and  keeping in confinement.

Evans may face death as Ambode signs anti-kidnapping prohibition bill into law

Kidnap Kingpin, Chukwudubem Onwuamadike, alias Evans, may be sentenced to death as Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode signs Anti-kidnapping Prohibition Bill 2016, passed by the House of Assembly on January 5. into law.

The law prescribes life imprisonment depending on the circumstances or the death penalty for kidnapping in the state.

Troops Arrive Taraba Over Yesterday Attacks On Fulanis By Militia Group (Photos)

Following the recent attacks by Mambilla militia group on the Fulanis in Sardauna local government areas, Taraba State, more military reinforcement of battle ready soldiers have arrived Gembu town.

Fitness blogger killed by whipped cream canister

The name Rebecca Burger has hit the headlines after she was tragically killed at the age of just 33.

But who was she and how did she die? Here’s everything we know about her…

Women activists call for action against cop asking rape survivor for sexual favour

Condemning recent Rampur incident, where a cop asked for sexual favour from a rape survivor to nab her perpetrators, women activists on Thursday said that strict action needs to be taken against the police personnel for his act.

Siblings stayed with parents instead of let them die alone in Grenfell fire

Three siblings decided to stay with their parents rather than let them die alone in the Grenfell Tower fire, it is believed.

Maritime stakeholders express fears on actualising 24-hour port operations

Some stakeholders in the maritime sector have expressed fears on the possibility of achieving the 24-hour port operations.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that their fears are hinged on the lack of infrastructure at the ports.

16 women kidnapped as survivors narrate ‘shocking’ details of Boko Haram ambush of ‘secure’ convoy

Some survivors of the Tuesday morning ambush on a convoy of dozens of vehicles under armed escort have narrated their woes blaming the security agencies for poor preparation.

The survivors also confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that 16 women were among those kidnapped by the Boko Haram after the ambush.

N50m church, residential buildings gone

The parishioners of the Watchman Catholic Charismatic Movement located at Number 32 Nteje Street, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State least expected that the church which they laboured to build to be bulldozed down. The same thing goes for owners and residents of a building and commercial building located within the area when the two buildings suffered same fate.

The buildings, which were not erected on the road, were demolished under the supervision of detachment of policemen from the state police command.

Pictures : Gbemisola's Album Launch and Worship Concert

On Saturday 17th June 2017 the city of Ibadan in Oyo state was set alight at the album Launch of the lady of song Gbemisola. It was a day of Joy, fun and lots of dancing. The Oloja Blog who was media partner to the event brings you the pictures. Enjoy.

More Pictures after the break.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Notorious car snatcher nabbed along Otukpo, Enugu road

A notorious car snatcher/armed robber identified as Mike Solomon Aondo was on June 18,  nabbed at Obolloafor in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu state along Otukpo/obolloafor road by the operatives of the safer highways of the Enugu state command on stop and search.

Nigerian court rules against mass eviction in Lagos - activists

A series of brutal, government-ordered evictions that left more than 30,000 Nigerians homeless were deemed "unconstitutional" in a landmark decision by the Lagos High Court on Wednesday, activists said.

The judge ordered a stop to future evictions in a move that could prevent an estimated 270,000 other residents of Lagos from losing their prime waterfront homes to development.

First time in 43 years, UK snap election denies Queen Elizabeth traditional grandness

For the first time in 43 years, Queen Elizabeth II of Britain on Wednesday did not wear her crown as she delivered the traditional Queen’s Speech and State Opening of Parliament.

The Queen was without her traditional regalia – robes, a golden carriage and a heavy crown. The Queen attended the event without her royal paraphernalia as a result of the recent snap election called by British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Pope donates $550,000 to South Sudan

The Vatican has announced that it is donating about $515,000 towards aid projects in South Sudan, AFP news agency reports.

The move comes after Pope Francis dropped plans to visit South Sudan because of security fears in a country hit by myriad conflicts since it gained independence from Sudan in 2011.

The $515,000 would be spent on two hospitals run by nuns, a teacher training programme and a project to buy seeds and tools for some 2,500 farming families.

Speaking at a press conference at the Vatican, Ghana’s Bishop Peter Turkson said the aid was a “concrete sign” of the pontiff’s closeness to the people of South Sudan.

INEC ready for diaspora voting, calls for funds

The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has urged the National Assembly to quicken the amendment of the 1999 Constitution and the Electoral Act.

Yakubu made the call in Ibadan on Wednesday, at an International Conference organised by the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan.

Court grants N5 million bail each to teenagers accused of raping 13-year-old girl

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory on Wednesday granted bail to two teenagers accused of raping a 13-year-old girl.

The suspects, James Teikura and Elijah Kufre, 17 years old each, were charged to court by the Nigeria Police Force after they were accused of raping a 13-year-old whom they allegedly captured at a bush path where she had gone to ease herself in April 2016.

Banks seek EFCC investigation of Etisalat Nigeria over $1.2 billion loan

Strong indications emerged on Wednesday that a consortium of 13 banks, involved in Etisalat Nigeria’s 1.2 billion dollars loan is seeking the Federal Government’s intervention to investigate the management.

A management source close to the banks told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Lagos that the banks want the government, through the EFCC, to wade into the matter, by investigating what the company did with the loan.

Couple who soaked themselves in water to run down 16 floors in Grenfell Tower fire

A couple had to soak themselves in water and dash down 16 storeys of fire after a sobbing emergency operator told them nobody could save them from the horrific Grenfell Tower fire.

Senor Macit, 56, and his wife Hanife, 57, braved the smoke-filled staircases of the Latimer Road high rise almost three hours after the blaze was reported at around 1am last Wednesday morning.

Nigeria’s MDAs ignore Osinbajo, reject Corps members

Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies in Abuja are rejecting members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, posted to them for the compulsory one-year service, despite a policy directive by the Nigerian government against their rejection.

Anambra Guber: Andy Uba Vows To Unseat Gov Obiano

As campaign for the soul of Anambra prime seat in Awka intensifies, an Aspirant under the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Andy Uba, has vowed to send the incumbent Governor, Willie Obiano, packing out of government house.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has slated the governorship election in Anambra state for November, 2017.

Death of Otto Warmbier, the US student held by North Korea shocks fellow ex-detainees

The death this week of an American university student held prisoner for 17 months by North Korea left Ohio municipal worker Jeffrey Fowle shaken.

Fowle, 59, is one of 16 Americans who have been imprisoned by the reclusive state over the last two decades, including three who remain detained. Like student Otto Warmbier, he visited North Korea with a tour group and was taken into custody at the airport when trying to leave.

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