Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Suspected kidnappers of Lagos school students arrested

The Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, says it has arrested three suspects in connection with the kidnap of six students of Model College, Igbonla, Lagos.

He said the suspects were arrested on Tuesday in Benin.

CNN Fires Kathy Griffin From New Year’s Show After Donald Trump Beheading Stunt

CNN has fired Kathy Griffin from their annual New Year’s Eve program, which she cohosted with anchor Anderson Cooper.

The network just made the announcement via Twitter.

Donald Duke To Nigerian Youths: Stop Behaving Like Tenants In Your Country

A former governor of Cross River state, Donald Duke on Tuesday charged young Nigerians to play a pivotal role in leadership and governance and start acting like people who truly own the country.

Speaking at the Nigeria Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders which held at Terra Kulture, Lagos, he observed that Nigerian youths behave like tenants in their country, thereby leaving older politicians and godfathers to take decisions on their behalf.

Internet Society and Commission of the African Union launch Internet Infrastructure Security Guidelines for Africa

The Internet Society ( and the African Union Commission unveiled a new set of Internet Infrastructure Security Guidelines for Africa during the African Internet Summit, taking place in Nairobi 30 May-2 June. The guidelines will help Africa create a more secure Internet infrastructure and are set to change the way African Union States approach cyber security preparedness.

Ikoyi $43.4m: House Committee Investigates NIA

The House Committee on National Security and Intelligence is scheduled to visit the Headquarters of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) as part of its oversight function to unravel the controversy over the $43.4million recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Apartment 7B in Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Osinbajo gives Ambode permission to reconstruct Lagos International Airport Road

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Tuesday told former President Goodluck Jonathan to take responsibility for presiding over the skewed distribution of ecological funds.

Speaking at a press conference in Kaduna, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor El-Rufai on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, said the issues raised by Mr. El-Rufai were not his personal opinions but the view of the committee he chairs.

Kano Governor Condemns Abduction Of Reps Member

The Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje on Wednesday condemned the kidnapping of the member representing Takai/Sumaila Federal Constituency, Garba Durbunde.

Durbunde was said to have been kidnapped by unknown persons at Jere on the Kaduna-Abuja Road at about 5 pm while returning to Abuja from Kano on Tuesday.

El-Rufai replies Jonathan, challenges ex-president to explain N2 billion ecological fund to only pro-PDP states

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Tuesday told former President Goodluck Jonathan to take responsibility for presiding over the skewed distribution of ecological funds.

Speaking at a press conference in Kaduna, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor El-Rufai on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, said the issues raised by Mr. El-Rufai were not his personal opinions but the view of the committee he chairs.

Salman Abedi: Manchester Central Mosque 'refuses to bury suicide bomber's body'

A major Manchester mosque has reportedly said its funeral service will not deal with the remains of suicide bomber Salman Abedi.

The Manchester Central Mosque, which provides traditional funeral services to its community, said its executive committee had agreed not to inter the mass murderer's body if asked, according to The Times.

Biafra Will Be Achieved in the 'Next Few Months' - Nnamdi Kanu Defies Bail Condition

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has declared that only death can stop him from ensuring the restoration of Biafra.

Kanu made the declaration while addressing worshipers at the Jew Sabbath service in his country hometown of Abia State, on Saturday.

Presidency replies Fayose for calling for Buhari’s resignation

The Presidential Adviser on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu, has chastised Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, over his call for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said the governor by his tirade against the president was portraying Ekiti in bad light.

University invasion by Nigerian Air Force personnel: Investigative panel begins sitting

The committee set up to investigate last week’s invasion of Osun State University by officials of the Air Force Safety Institute at Ipetu Ijesa, has commenced sitting.

The panel headed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Janet Olaitan, had its sitting on Tuesday.

Ghana to merge mobile money firms by Nov

The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bank of Ghana, has been tasked by government to interoperate all mobile money companies by November this year. When done, mobile money users could send and receive money across networks.

CEO of GhIPSS , Mr Archie Hesse, disclosed this while speaking to journalists on the company’s achievements in the last 10 years.

Tobacco kills seven million people, gulps $1.4 trillion annually – WHO

Tobacco use kills more than seven million people annually and costs over $1.4 trillion in healthcare expenditure and lost productivity, the World Health Organisation, WHO, says.

The Director-General of WHO, Margaret Chan, gave the assessment ahead of World No Tobacco Day, marked annually on May 31, and which targets the threats tobacco poses to global development worldwide

Theresa May 'worships' with pastor who campaigned against gay equality and same-sex marriage

Theresa May has been criticised for "worshipping" with a clergyman who has a history of anti-LGBT campaigning.

The Prime Minister met with members of the Jesus House Church, which she described as “one of the most lively growing churches in the UK” over the weekend.

Scary: ISIS uses fake eBay and Gumtree ads to lure victims

The Islamic State is encouraging lone wolfs to place fake ads on second-hand websites including Gumtree and eBay, in an attempt to capture hostages for slaughtering.

The instructions were released in the latest edition of the group's online propaganda magazine, Rumiyah, dubbed the 'terror playbook'.

Issue nine of the magazine asks jihadists to place fake job ads on local employment sites to lure in targets.

According to a Rumiyah translation page, the publication details the best locations and scenarios for taking a hostage.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Peter Okoye Misses His Wife, He Wants You To Know

P-Square half, Peter Okoye is currently in Douala, Cameroon and it’s apparent that the proud father and husband is really missing his family.

Davido’s Second Baby Mama, Amanda, Smoking Shisha & Partying Just Weeks After Delivery

Presumably, she’s been sober for nine months and she just couldn’t wait to get the feel of that “high life” – Davido‘s second baby mama, Amanda, has been spotted partying and smoking shisha just weeks after delivering her child for the singer.

Alleged $16.4m debt: Judge’s absence stalls hearing of suit against Stella Oduah

The absence of Justice Ayokunle Faji of a Federal High Court in Lagos Tuesday stalled the hearing of a suit filed by Sterling Bank Plc against Senator Stella Oduah and her firm, Sea Petroleum and Gas Company Limited over alleged $16.4million and N100.5 million debts.

The judge had at the last adjourned date fixed Tuesday for the hearing of all pending applications in the suit. Hearing of the matter has now been fixed for June 29.

Senate halts Port Harcourt refinery concession to Agip

The Senate has asked the Ministry of Petroleum Resources to halt its effort to concession the Port Harcourt refinery to Agip and Oando.

The handover was to allow for the repairs and the operation of the facility.

Manchester attacks: Justin Bieber, Coldplay, other stars to join Ariana Grande for gig

Justin Bieber, Coldplay and Katy Perry are among the stars who will join Ariana Grande at a tribute concert following the Manchester attack.

The concert will be held less than two weeks after 22 people were killed by a suicide attack as people left Grande’s show at Manchester Arena.

Whizkid, tha dazling African Music Star

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun better known by his stage name Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter born 16 July 1990.

Activities paralysed in South East as groups commemorate Biafra

Indigenous People of Biafra and Movement for Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra had declared May 30 a public holiday for their supporters to commemorate 50 years of the declaration of Biafra.

I am no where - Arsene Wenger, signs two-year contract

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has agreed a new two-year contract, extending his 21-year reign at the club.

Wenger and club owner Stan Kroenke met on Monday to determine the Frenchman’s future, with the decision relayed to directors at a Tuesday board meeting.

Arsenal are planning to make an official announcement on Wednesday.

External reserves drop by $494m in three weeks

Nigeria’s external reserves, which have been on a downward slide since May 5, 2017, fell to $30.5 billion on May 25, indicating a decline of $494 million in 21 days, data on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s website showed yesterday.

The reserves have been rising steadily since March 28, moving from $30.3 billion to $30.988 billion as at May 4.

FACTSHEET: What the Buhari administration has achieved in two years – Presidency

Growth in Agriculture and Solid Minerals:
The number of sub-sectors of the economy experiencing negative growth has almost halved; falling from 29 sub-sectors for the whole of 2016 to 16 in Q1 2017. Growth in manufacturing has returned to positive territory after five quarters of negative growth. It grew by 1.36% in Q1 2017 after falling to -7.0% in Q1 2016.

Tiger Woods Reveals the Strange Reason Why He Was Arrested for DUI

It really feels like things just can’t go smoothly for Tiger Woods. There was once a time when he could do no wrong, when he stood head and shoulders above the rest of the competition on the golf course.

He was considered synonymous with fame, success and prestige – and experts have called him one of the best golf players of all time, and one of the highest paid athletes of all time. Watching him play, it’s pretty hard to argue with that assessment. I can’t be the only kid in the the 90’s who bought a Tiger Woods golf game for the PlayStation, just because it had his name slapped on the cover.

Trump's communications director Mike Dubke resigns after three months in White House

US President Donald Trump's communications director, Mike Dubke, is set to leave after three months in his White House post, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said on Tuesday.

Council workers shut down Warri over unpaid salaries

For several hours, Warri and adjoining towns were literally paralyzed following protests by local government workers over non-payment of one year’s salary by the Delta state government.

Major roads and streets in the metropolis were taken over by aggrieved workers armed with placards pleading with governor Ifeanyi Okowa to pay their arrears.

Biafra: Residents of Aba, Owerri, Enugu comply with sit-at-home

Residents stayed indoors across major cities in south-east Nigeria as residents complied with a sit-at-home exercise called by pro-Biafran groups, with most businesses including banks, markets and motor parks under lock.

The Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, and the Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, had called for a sit-at-home today in the south-east to commemorate the declaration of Biafra by late Chukwuemeka Ojukwu some 50 years ago.

Biafra@50: Ojukwu Abadoned Struggle, Fled

Throwback photo of Ojukwu as he declared Independence of Biafra on May 30th,1967

As today marks the 50th Anniversary of the end of the Biafra War in Nigeria, this is a throwback photo of the leader of the breakaway Republic of Biafra, Colonel Odumegwu Emeka Ojukwu popularly known as 'Ikemba' reading a speech as he declared the independence of Biafra on May 30th, 1967.

You can now own houses with N30,000 – Osinbajo to Nigerians

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says under the N100 billion social housing scheme of the present administration, anyone who can afford N30,000 will be able to own a house.

He said this at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday at an event tagged “A Smile for Every Nigerian” organised to commemorate the administration’s second anniversary.

Residents of collapsed Lagos building ignored vacation orders – Official

The Lagos State Building Control Agency, LASBCA, said occupants of the three-storey building which collapsed on Monday in Lagos failed to heed its repeated warnings to vacate the house.

LASBCA Acting General Manager, Oyewale Joseph, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Lagos that the building collapsed due to weak foundation and use of substandard materials.

Monday, 29 May 2017

State Viability Index; 36 States Generate N801bn IGR Against N2.6trn from FAAC

...Economic Viable States: Lagos, Ogun, Rivers, Edo, Kwara and Delta States

The Economic Confidential, the award winning Economic Intelligence Magazine, has released its Annual States Viability Index ( ASVI) which shows that fourteen States are insolvent as their Internally Generated Revenues (IGR) in 2016 were far below 10% of their Federation Account Allocations (FAA) in the same year.

Phyno Reacts to Claims that He Stole Pia Mia’s Song, Threatens to Sue Pulse

News broke in the Nigerian media that Pia Mia released a brand new single “I am a Fan” which is a complete rip off of Phyno’s 2016 song of the same title.

UI shut over students’ protest

The management of the University of Ibadan on Monday shut the institution and directed the students to vacate the campus on or before 6pm.

The News Agency of Nigeria( NAN) reports that the students had earlier taken to the streets of Ibadan in protest, alleging insensitivity on the part of the university management.

Biafra: Ohaneze Ndigbo speaks on IPOB, MASSOB sit-at-home order

John Nwodo, the leader of Ohaneze, the pan-Igbo socio-cultural organisation has bared his mind on the proposed sit-at-home protest by Biafra separatist groups: the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB.

The IPOB group plans a sit-at-home protest in the south-east and south-south regions of the country on May 30 to coincide with the annual ‘Biafra Remembrance Day,’ as well as honour the memory of pro-Biafra activists killed by security agencies over the years.

Seems Phyno Actually Stole Her Song, PulseNG Claims!

Following the release of ‘I’m a fan’ song which was released on May 26, 2017 by American artiste, Pia Mia, as the song appeared to have been stolen from Nigerian artiste, Phyno who released his version of the song in 2016 featuring Mr. Eazi and Decarlo, a fresh report has indicated that the Nigerian rapper may have pulled a fast one with the early release of the track.

According to PulseNG, Phyno tried pulling a fast one on the owner of the song “I’m A Fan”.

U.S. Based Nigerian Model Sues Wema Bank For N97 million Over Illegal Use Of Photos

A Nigerian model based in the United States of America, Nneoma Anosike, has filed an action against Wema Bank PLC before a Lagos Division of the Federal High Court for allegedly using her photos for commercial purposes without authorization.

Ms Anosike, 22, made the lawsuit through her father, Frank Anosike, who also acted as her lawyer, claiming N97 million as damages.

Veteran Comedian, Ali Baba narrates encounter with 2 married ladies

Nigerian ace comedian, Ali Baba narrated via Instagram his encounter with 2 married ladies. He used the story to explain why appearances are deceiving, and why the face you see does not determine the person inside.

He wrote;

Heritage Bank trains children in financial literacy

In a bid to expose the citizenry to financial literacy at a very early age in life, Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Services Provider, has exposed children between the age bracket of five and seven years to banking services.

The programme, which is part of activities to mark the bank’s Children Banking Month, tagged: My Day as a Banker, was held at the corporate headquarters of the bank in Lagos recently with pupils from Hilltop Grade International School, Lekki, Lagos.

Slot Driver Elopes With N5.95million Phones

One of the drivers of the popular Nigerian phone retail outlet, Slot Nigeria Limited, has been arrested by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command over the diversion of N5.95 million worth of laptops, mobile phones and its accessories, just as it assisted in the recovery of N4,654,224 worth of goods from the suspect.

The suspect, Olumide Babajide, 42, from Kwara State, was tracked and arrested in Kaduna State, where he diverted the goods to after taking them from the Slot Nigeria Office based in Computer Village, Ikeja, Lagos.

Rice Smuggling: FG Threatens To Close Land Borders

The Federal Government on Monday threatened to shut some land borders in Nigeria if the smuggling of rice continues from neighbouring countries.

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, gave the warning while addressing newsmen in Abuja on some of the federal government’s achievements in the agriculture sector in the last two years.

Professor Abubakar Momoh Dies

Auchi, Edo state-born professor of Political Science, and the Director-General of the National Electoral Institute, Abubakar Momoh, in the early hours of Monday passed on.

Another Building Collapse in Lagos

Two people were feared dead while 14 others were rescued alive by emergency respondents on Monday from a three-storey building that collapsed in Lagos Island.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, gathered from a reliable source at the scene of the incident that it happened around 7.30am, at Daddy Alaja Street, Oke Arin on Lagos Island.

Footballer Victor Moses gets married in private ceremony (photos)

Chelsea FC winger turned fullback, Victor Moses, got hitched to his longterm girlfriend in London, yesterday.

OOU NASS President Dies in Auto Accident Few Months to Graduation

It’s sadness and mourning for the student of Olabisi Onabanjo University in Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, after the president of the school’s National Association of Science Students (NASS), Comrade Adefuwa Adebowale Christopher died in a horrifying accident.

Walmart Bans Woman From All Stores After Her Racist Rant Went Viral


Walmart said they would ban a female shopper who was caught on camera going on a tirade against black and Hispanic shoppers in Arkansas on Monday. 

A spokesperson for the retail chain told CNN they were still working to identify the woman who accosted Eva Hicks and called another shopper a ‘n*****’.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo’s Democracy Day Address

MAY 29, 2017

Dear Nigerians, I bring you good wishes from President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, who as we all know is away from the country on medical vacation.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Nigerians Live Off Hate And Drama – Sophia Momodu Says As She Denies Being At War With Davido’s 2nd Baby Mama.

Davido‘s 1st baby mama, mother of Imade, Sophia Momodu has refuted being at war with her baby daddy’s new Atlanta based baby mama, Amanda.

Pastor’s Sack: Ambode’s Action Is Ungodly – Cleric Declares

Head of the African Church, Ifako Diocese, Rev. Michael Adeyemi, has insisted that Bolanle Ambode, wife of Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, should apologise over her actions which allegedly led to the dismissal of the Presiding Chaplain of the Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Femi Taiwo.

Although, the government is yet to officially react to the issue, which has generated public reactions, there are indications that Taiwo was sacked because he failed to anoint Bolanle before other members of the church.

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