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).

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Cable Theft: RRS Nabs Two (Photos)



Operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command in separate incidences yesterday arrested two suspects over the vandalisation of cable and transformer.

The suspects, Oladele Elegbede, 54 and Andrew Onoriode 25, were arrested early in the morning by the operatives in Dopemu and Alausa area of the State with vandalised cable and transformer earth.

Event: World Premiere ''Talking Dolls'' (Poster, Trailer)

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Event: Igbokoda Hospital (Ondo State) Fundraiser Dinnner, UK (Poster)

Three hundred thousand people are estimated to live in the Igbokoda region which has one general hospital with one doctor and six nurses.

The hospital is supported by trainee medical staff and those from the community. It has an average visit of a thousand patients a week, with many being turned away due to lack of resources, some simply stay away to administer self-help and for those that can, they tend to travel to the next town to seek advanced medical assistance.

Event: African Showcase Market & Festival


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We have run AFRICANSHOWCASE successsfully and consistently for 14 years.

This is to invite you to participate/visit in one of the fastest growing events to take place in Barking Town Centre and market. African Showcase Market/Festival which takes place on Wednesday 9 August 2017.

Event: Kenya & Friends In The Park 2017


Due to our previous successful events, this events aims to attract more than 7500 individuals and to provide a platform for Kenyans and friends of Kenya to network professionally, Spiritually, Economically and Socially. 

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Ali Modu-Sheriff to pilot a crewless PDP, as members abandon party for new

Founder of Daar Communications and a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Raymond Dokpesi, alongside other notable Politicians, on Monday, floated a new political party, named Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance, APDA.

The floating of the party, came on the heels of the available information that the Supreme Court is set to rule in favour of Ali Modu-Sheriff, who the Court of Appeal had pronounced the authentic Chairman of the opposition PDP.

Akeredolu to spend N795 million on gifts, donations, guests in 2017

The Ondo State government has earmarked a total of N795 million for gift items during festivals and children’s party, as well as hosting of state guests during special events.

The amount also covers donations to unspecified beneficiaries.

BREAKING: Federal Secretariat Abuja on fire

The Federal Secretariat building in Abuja is currently on fire.

A witness at the scene said that the building housing the Federal Ministry of Health is the one caught in the blaze.

He also said fire fighters are at the scene trying to put out the inferno.

Details later…

Trump loses patience with North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump has said that the “era of strategic patience” with the North Korean regime is over.

Trump said this when he met with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in in Washington to discuss the nuclear weapons threat from Pyongyang.

Congo declares Ebola outbreak over after four deaths

Democratic Republic of Congo declared its two-month Ebola outbreak officially over on Saturday after 42 days without recording a new case of the disease.

The outbreak in Congo's remote northeastern forests, a record eighth for the country where the disease was first discovered in 1976, killed four out of the eight people infected, Health Minister Oly Ilunga said in a statement.

Why I’m defending Evans –Ogungbeje

Lagos lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, has justified his decision to defend suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a. Evans, in court.

Ogungbeje has come under public criticisms for accepting the brief to seek freedom for Evans from police detention, or have him charged to court, weeks after his arrest. Nigerians had taken to the media to condemn the move, saying, the notorious criminal suspect who confessed to denying his victims their freedom did not deserve mercy considering the atrocities he reportedly committed with his gang members.

More details on dead Dr. Henry Bello, the NYC hospital shooter

A doctor forced from a New York hospital because of sexual harassment accusations returned Friday with an assault rifle hidden under a lab coat and shot seven people, killing one woman and leaving several doctors fighting for their lives, authorities said.

The gunman, Dr. Henry Bello, fatally shot himself after trying to set himself on fire at Bronx Lebanon Hospital, they said. He staggered, bleeding, into a hallway where he collapsed and died with the rifle at his side, officials said.

Friday, 30 June 2017

White House drops plans for executive order to tighten food aid shipping rules

President Donald Trump's administration has dropped plans for an executive order that will require all U.S. food aid to be transported on American ships, congressional and aid sources said on Friday.

Full Text of Executive order signed by Osinbajo on tax payment

Full Text of Executive Order No. 004 of 2017 on the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme, VAIDS, signed on Thursday, June 21, 2017 by the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday signed Executive Order, No. 004 of 2017, to authorise federal and state governments to allow defaulting taxpayers to voluntarily declare their asset and income, pay due taxes and obtain some benefits in return.

Four Nigerian soldiers killed in Borno

The Nigerian Army has confirmed that it lost four soldiers in Borno State on Thursday when their patrol vehicle encountered IED buried on the road between Kangarwa and Alagarno village.

The Army Spokesman, Sani Usman, confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday, while giving update on troops’ operations in the North-East between Tuesday and Thursday.

UPDATE: New York gunman is a fmr employee, Dr. Henry Bello

The man who stormed a New York hospital killing one and injuring others and has been identified as former employee Dr Henry Bello, say police.

The NYPD said several people have been injured after gunfire broke out at 2.50pm on Friday inside the Bronx Lebanon Hospital in the Bronx.

Mother and daughter killed in crossfire in Rio slum

A 76-year-old woman and her daughter have been killed in a shootout between police and drug traffickers in a Rio de Janeiro slum, apparently hit by stray bullets.

Beyonce and Jay Z ‘name their newborn twins Rumi and Sir Carter as they plan to launch new product range’

BEYONCE and Jay Z have named their newborn twins Rumi and Sir Carter.

Jay-Z’s mum comes out as lesbian in poignant track on rapper’s new 4:44 album

Jay-Z got really raw and personal on his new album 4:44, an album that saw him finally address those cheating rumours and practically own up to being unfaithful.

However, the body of work goes even deeper on a track called Smile, which sees the 47-year-old open up about his mum’s sexuality.

At least 2 people shot inside NYC hospital; gunman at large

Police say at least two people have been shot at a New York City hospital and the gunman is still at large.

The gunfire broke out at 2:50 p.m. Friday inside the Bronx Lebanon Hospital in the Bronx.

Gunman ‘opens fire at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York shooting two people’

A GUNMAN has opened fire on a hospital in New York today, according to reports.

Two men have reportedly been gunned down in the “active shooting” at Bronx Lebanon Hospital.

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Cross River Government dispels rumour of curfew in Calabar

Cross River State Government has dispelled the rumour of curfew in Calabar, the State capital.

The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ben Ayade, Mr Christian Ita in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Friday evening explained that such news never emanated from the state government.

Prostitutes fighting Trump’s overhaul of Obamacare

Working women in Nevada — where prostitution is legal — are banding together to fight Donald Trump’s overhaul of Obamacare.

A group called ‘Hookers for Healthcare’ has become an unlikely voice against the Senate Republican healthcare bill.

Nigerian hospital quarantines patient discharging blood

A patient discharging blood through mouth and nose has been isolated at the Damaturu Specialists’ Hospital, Yobe.

The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reports that the male patient, who was admitted on Friday, had blood coming out of his mouth and nose.

Court sentence 28-year-old armed robber to death by hanging for stealing Toyota Corolla

Justice Y.G. Dakwak of a Jos High Court has sentenced a 28-year-old man, Auwalu Sule to death by hanging for robbing a woman of her Toyota Corolla car at gun point.

The judge gave the ruling after Sule was found guilty of the crime, on Friday.

In his sentence, Dakwak said, “due to evidence before this court, presented by the prosecution and your admittance to committing the crime, the court has found you guilty.

Mother-of-three 'executed' inside family home just hours after Facebook post celebrating her journey from homelessness to earning six figures

A mother-of-three was killed with a single bullet to the head inside her family home just hours after posting about her incredible life transformation on Facebook.
Makeva Jenkins, 33, was shot just yards from her children around 2am at her home in Lake Worth, Florida, by a male intruder wearing a ski mask, police said.

US oil pipeline to Mexico will go right under the wall: Trump

US President Donald Trump has approved construction of a new oil pipeline between the United States and Mexico, saying it will go “right under” the wall he vows to build along the border to stop Mexican immigrants entering the country.

“Today, I’m proudly announcing six brand new initiatives to propel this new era of American energy dominance,” said Thursday in prepared remarks at the Energy Department headquarters as part of the administration’s Energy Week.

Buhari Govt has released 420m to Nollywood in 2 years

The Federal Government says it has released the sum of N420.2m to the Nigeria film industry popularly called Nollywood to improve and support aspiring practitioners.

According to a statement issued by the Deputy Director of Information, Federal Ministry of Finance, Mrs Patricia Deworitshe, on Friday in Abuja, the money, which is the second tranche payment will benefit 105 film distributors.

The "Rules of Selling" All the Best Salespeople Ignore

By Peter Nelson

Unlike most new starters in sales who land an SDR role straight out of college, I was being groomed for a career in sales since the day I could walk. My father was a VP at what is now HP Enterprise. I remember listening to call after call as we drove to school each day. After seven years in selling roles, here are the seven rules of selling I would tell my 18-year-old self to ignore.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Odama died from carbon monoxide inhalation – Police autopsy report

Kogi court reinstates suspended lawmaker, Friday Sanni Makama


The Kogi State High Court sitting in Lokoja has set aside the suspension of the member representing Igalamela Odolu constituency in the Kogi State House of Assembly, Honorable Friday Sanni Makama.

Justice Henry Olusuyi in his judgement said the suspension of the lawmaker was an act of legislative insolence which will not be allowed by any competent court of jurisdiction.

Nigerian govt. declares ‘Tax Thursday’

The Federal Government has declared every Thursday “Tax Thursday”, to create awareness among Nigerians on payment of tax and accrued benefits.

Why presidential jet is parked in London — Presidency

The Presidency says it is constrained to decry criticisms, mostly on social media, on the retention in London of Nigeria’s Presidential Aircraft, NAF 001 as “mostly informed by lack of understanding of protocol around foreign trips by Heads of State all over the world”.

The spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, said in a statement on Thursday that for reasons of protocol, national security, diplomacy and prestige, “no world leader who travels abroad and is left without plans for immediate return or possible evacuation”.

Grenfell Tower fire: Six-month-old baby found dead in mother’s arms in stairwell


A six-month-old baby was found dead in her mother’s arms after being killed by fumes as they attempted to flee down the stairs in Grenfell Tower, an inquest has heard.

Leena Belkadi was the youngest member of the family to die in the fire, which also killed her parents and sister.

Adele sends handwritten note to fans explaining why she may never tour again

Adele has explained why she is reluctant to go on tour again, after confirming she was considering an end to live shows earlier this year.

During a show in Auckland in March she told the audience: "Touring isn't something I'm good at... applause makes me feel a bit vulnerable.

JUST IN! Why Ebonyi Is Against Biafra, Restructuring – Governor Umahi Reveals

Ebonyi Governor, David Umahi, on Wednesday declared that the state is opposed to the agitation for Biafra and for restructuring.

He said the state was not yet economically viable to seek independence.

Why we have not arraigned Evans 

Reasons were given by the police high command this morning why billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, decided to drag the Nigeria Police to court over his continuous detention.

Evans had on Wednesday dragged the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, the Police Service Commission, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni and the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad to the Federal High Court in Lagos.

Former Israeli Prime Minister wins early release from prison

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who is serving a 27-month prison term for corruption, won parole on Thursday, one of his lawyers said.

Israel Radio reported that Olmert could be freed as early as Sunday after a parole board decided to cut his sentence by a third, a common practice in Israel for prisoners who have not committed violent crimes.

Niger-Delta militants make U-turn over threat to attack oil pipelines

A newly-formed Nigerian militant group has withdrawn a threat to attack oil pipelines in the country’s oil-rich Niger Delta after a spate of incidents in 2016 plunged the country into recession.

Nigeria, Africa’s second-biggest economy, is heavily dependent upon its oil reserves, which account for a large share of GDP and more than 90 percent of the value of exports.

Nigeria’s Agah re-elected deputy director-general of World Trade Organisation

Nigeria’s Yuonov Frederick Agah has been reappointed as Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for another four-year term.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr. Agah, who hails from Benue, was first appointed as Deputy Director-General of WTO in 2013 for a four-year term, which he assumed on October 1 that year.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Biafra groups forge common force, make Nnamdi Kanu overall leader

Seven pro-Biafra groups Wednesday  agreed to work together under the leaders of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), with the aim of achieving faster the their quest for a referendum that will lead to the emancipation of Republic of Biafra.
The groups said that they decided to work together so that they would be speaking with one voice seeking for one objective of securing the Republic of Biafra.

Evans sues IGP over failure to arraign him



Suspected kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a. Evans, has sued the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, at the Federal High Court in Lagos over alleged violation of his fundamental rights.

He is praying the court to compel the police to charge him rather than detaining him indefinitely.

Nigeria begins yam export to UK Thursday

Nigeria will on Thursday begin yam exports to the United Kingdom with 72 tons of yams in three containers, the Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh said.

He said the matter was tabled at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday as a major milestone in the export market and diversification process.

Gunmen shoot top EFCC investigator

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has said that one of its top investigators, was shot by unknown gunmen in Port-Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

A statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said the investigator, Mr. Austin Okwor, who is attached to the Property Fraud Section of the EFCC Zonal Office in Port-Harcourt, was involved in the investigation of high-profile cases, including those involving some judicial officers.

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