Sunday, 30 September 2018

Osinbajo Neutral In APC Lagos Governorship Race

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has not endorsed Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the Lagos All Progressives Congress governorate scheduled for Monday. Contrary to the impressions created by a photo that shows Vice President with Sanwo-Olu, Osinbajo is neutral in the election.

He only came to plead with the party leaders to allow a level playing field for the two contestants, including the incumbent Akinwunmi Ambode.

According to a statement by Osinbajo's office, Osinbajo attended a meeting of the Lagos State General Advisory Council, GAC, where he had been invited by the elders on the council.

Before the meeting, the Vice President who had been in Lagos to participate in the Presidential primaries in the state had met with Governors Akin Ambode and APC National Leader Ashiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu.

At the GAC meeting, Prof Osinbajo, who believed to be in favor of a second term bid for Ambode, conveyed the view of the Buhari presidency that there should be a level playing field in the overall conduct of the primaries. Informed sources at the meeting said the purpose of VP's attendance at the GAC was to report on a previous meeting held between him and Gov Aregbesola on how to resolve some of the outstanding issues surrounding second-term bidor's Governor Ambode and its fallouts.

"It was while he came out of the meeting that Mr. Sanwo-Olu and Mr. Hamzat took advantage of VP's presence to take the photos now falsely paraded as evidence of endorsement." The VP did not endorse the candidates, they only took advantage of his presence, "and last night's source confirmed the meeting.

Boko Haram Kills Own Commander Over Plan To Surrender With 300 Captives

A prominent Boko Haram commander, Ali Gaga, was killed by other commanders of the terrorist organization while planning to surrender to the military authorities and escape about 300 prisoners from their victim, revealed a competent source.

The sources spoke to PRNigeria for anonymous reasons that Ali Gaga was killed by other commanders loyal to the faction of Mamman Nur, who was hinted at his unexploited plan. PRNigeria also learned in a video that he had acquired exclusively that Gaga had perfected his plan to surrender to the Military Authorities in a deal conducted by a prominent NGO who was familiar with the issues when his plan had leaked to other Boko haram Commanders, resulting in execution.

Teenager Sent to Court For ‘Defiling’ 9-Year-Old Girl

An Ad-Ekiti Chief Magistrates' Court has been remanded in a 19-year-old Oladosun Sodiq over alleged defilement.

The accused, whose address was not provided, is being tried for defilement.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Johnson Okunade, told the Court that the accused committed the offense on September 15 in Ijero-Ekiti.

Okunade claimed that the accused defiled and a 9-year-old girl (name withheld).

He said the offense violated Section 218 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State 2012.

The prosecutor urged the Court to remand the accused in prison pending legal advice from the Public Prosecution Office (DPP).

The plea of the accused was not taken.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Adesoji Adegboy, ordered that the accused should be remanded in custody, pending the issuance of legal advice.

Adegboye adjourned the case until October 10 for mention.

Ronaldo Brands Claims He R-ped American Woman "Fake News" In Instagram Video

Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to respond to complaints published in a German magazine.

Lawyers for Manchester United's former star have to take legal action against Der Spiegel for allegedly illegal allegations by an American woman nine years ago from the star.

Kathryn Mayorga, 34, was revealed on Friday as the woman who accused Ronaldo of attacking her on a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009.

Ronaldo took part in an Instagram live earlier this week, where he responded to questions from fans on various topics.

It is not clear what the exact question was before Ronaldo apparently rejected the allegations.

Looking at the camera, the star of Juventus said: "No, no, no, no, no, what did they say today?

"They want to promote [my self by using] my name. It's normal.

"They want to be famous to say my name, but it's part of the job. I'm a happy man and all right."

The star of Juventus was on a vacation in Sin City in 2009 with his cousin and groom when he met the part-time model.

During the alleged incident, he claimed that Ronaldo fell on his knees and said he was "99 percent a good man" who was disappointed by "one percent."

Later, Ronaldo allegedly paid £ 287,000 as an out-of-court settlement agreement, which forced her to never talk about her claims.

Footballer, 33, denies the allegations that first appeared on the football escape site in April 2017. According to court documents claimed by Der Spiegel, Ronaldo insists the s-x was consensual.

His lawyers, Schertz Bergmann Rechtsanwälte, issued a statement denying Mayorga's claim that they would sue for "damages for moral damage".

Labour Suspends Warning Strike

The Nigeria Labor Congress has suspended its ongoing nationwide strike following the promises of the Federal Government to reconvene the tripartite committee on national minimum wage on October 4.

The suspension of the warning strike takes effect from today.

Announcing the decision in Abuja on Sunday, the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, said the labor action was suspended to allow the tripartite committee to hold its crucial meeting and conclude its work.

Nigeria Army Finds Missing General’s Car In Jos Pond

After eight days of intense search for water evacuation, the Nigerian Army found the car of a retired yen on Saturday. Alcuday idol on a lake located in Dura, Du District on Jos.

The car, with registration number MUN-670-AA Kwara State, was pulled out of the lake at around 7 pm.

The army helped the search and rescue operation by Fire Brigade men, local divers and experts from the National Emergency Management Service (NEMA).

NAN reports that Alkalis, former commander of the Nigerian Army headquarters, Abuja, had been missing since September 3, trying to locate his place without bearing fruit.

The army, acting on information controls, later reduced search to the lake and insisted on discharging water from it.

Speaking with news agencies after pulling the car, Chief of General Commander Augustine Agundu, Special Force on the Plateau Security, said the water evacuation began on September 22, the vehicle.

Agustus explained that Alkali was trapped in voices in the city of Durah when the forgotten youths blocked streets and attacked travelers after an invasion of the community on September 2, during which 13 people were killed.

"We started this search on September 22, when we ordered the Chief of the Military Staff to find the missing servant.

"The officer, who left in June 2018, after 35 years of service, traveled to Bauchi when he ran into the mob.

"We immediately got information about his movement, we went back to action to find him." The information report convinced us that this pond was where it was being refused.

"There are about 32 abandoned mining sites in this community, for us to distinguish it, it shows that a lot of information was collected.

"On the first day of the operation, some women tried to stop us, arguing that the lake was the source of drinking water. They also said the lake was their ancestral water, but we ignored them.

"This lake contains many hidden secrets, there are four more cars that we have discovered in ourselves, and we are determined to overcome all the secrets within it," he said.

President Buhari & Wife Leave New York city

President Muhammad Buhari has left New York for Nigeria this afternoon after his attendance at the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, which officially opened on Sept. 18.

Buhari, in the company of his wife, Aisha, was seen by a large entourage including Ahmed Abubakar, Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Amb. Babagana Kingibe, Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama, and Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki

Buhari Accepts Mama Taraba's Resignation letter

President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the resignation of Minister of Women Affairs Aisha Alhassan, widely known as Mama Taraba.

Alhassan submitted his resignation on Saturday after his exclusion from the State Taraba government struggle by the All Progressives Congress.

Regarding Twitter, the @NGR president said "President @MBuhari has accepted the resignation of Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan as Minister of Women and Social Development with immediate effect.

"In a memorandum signed today, PMB said:" I received your letter with your resignation as a Fed minister. Vice-President of Nigeria. We accept your resignation with immediate effect. On behalf of the governor and the people of Nigeria, thank you for your previous service to the nation.

"The President has led the work of the Ministry of Women and Social Development to take care of Hajiya Aisha Abubakar, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Industry, Trade and Investment.

Mass Burials In Indonesia As Tsunami-Quake Death Toll Hits 832

The number of deaths from the earthquake and indigenous tsunami disaster in Indonesia almost doubled to 832 on Sunday and is expected to increase further by asking authorities to announce mass burials in a desperate attempt to prevent the disease.

As the crumbling survivors wiped out dead for their loved ones and the authorities were struggling to take out the living or appreciate the scale of the disaster beyond the city of Palu, there came the bleak warning that the final taxes could reach thousands.

"Victims will continue to grow," said National Disaster Service spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, whose service announced the tax leap from 420 earlier.

"Today we will begin the mass burial of the victims, to prevent the spread of the disease."

Rescuers on Sulawesi Island struggled against the clock and lack of equipment to save those who are still trapped in the ruins, while up to 60 people are afraid to be under one Palu hotel. The rescuers said they heard voices and that a child was shouting under the ruins.

The desperate survivors, now facing a third straight night sleeping outdoors, turned to looting for basics such as food, water and fuel as the police looked, reluctantly or unable to intervene.

May God have mercy on them.

Serena Goes Topless For Breast Cancer Awareness

Tennis superstar Serena Williams caused a sense of internet on Sunday, setting topless for a video while singing "I Touch Myself" to sensitize breast cancer.

In the Instagram video, Williams covers her breasts with her hands while sanging a version of The Australian band The Divinyls' 1991 hit to support Breast Cancer Network Australia.

"This Breast Cancer Awareness Month I've recorded a version of The Divinyls Worldwide I Touch Myself to remind women to regularly check themselves," Williams wrote.

"Yes, that puts me out of my comfort zone, but I wanted to do it because it's an issue that affects all women of all colors around the world. Early detection is the key - saves so many lives."

The song was written by Australian singer Divinyls Chrissy Amphlett, who died of breast cancer five years ago, aged 53 years.

"The music video is part of the I Touch Myself project, created in honor of the famous diva Chrissy Amphlett, who died of breast cancer and gave us her song to remind women to put their health first." 23-year-old Grand Slam champion.

The video was screened more than 1.3 million times in the first 10 hours after it was released early on Sunday with supporters taking pride in the tennis superstar for its bravery in performing the song.

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Troubles For Ambode As 36 Lawmakers Adopt Sanwo-Olu

Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly have adopted Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the candidate they will support in the coming governorship of the state's chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

According to a statement by the Chairman of the House Committee on Information, Strategy and Security, Honorable (Princess) Adefunmilayo Tejuoso, the decision was taken at a parliamentary meeting of lawmakers held at the Lateef Jakande auditorium on Saturday, a day before governorship of the party.

The meeting was presided over by the Speaker of the House, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa. 36 members were present from the 40 members of the House and all of them endorsed the decision and signed the statement announcing the decision.

Hons. Segun Olulade and Abiodun Tobun both from Epe constituencies 1 & 2, the same place as Governor Akinwunmi Ambode were absent including Hon. Sikiru Osinowo who is said to be outside the country.

The lawmakers said they were in agreement with the leadership of the party and the Governor's Advisory Council (GAC), which had previously endorsed Sanwo-olu for the governorship ticket.

"At the Parliamentary Meeting held on 29th September 2018 at the Lagos State House of Assembly Complex, the members unanimously resolutely support the position of the Leadership of All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Governor's Advisory Council (GAC) in Lagos State on the endorsement of Mr. Babajide Sanwol as the APC Gubernatorial candidate in the 2019 election.

The meeting was attended by 36 out of the 40 Honorable Members in the House of Assembly. "

In a similar development on Saturday, at a meeting held at Ikoyi's Sanwo-Olu Residence, Obafemi Hamzat, the third aspirant in the tripartite governorship race, Mr. Obafemi Hamzat stepped down for Sanwo-Olu calling on his supporters to vote massively for Sanwo-Olu at tomorrow's direct primaries which will take place all over the state.

Hamzat described Sanwo-Olu as a man of integrity who is competent to handle serious business of governance.

Osun Election Shows that Democracy Is Working - Tinubu

All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu says the party's victory in the Osun governorship election shows that democracy is at work in the country.

Tinubu said this after he received Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun and the newly elected state governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola at his Resident in Ikoyi, Lagos on Friday.

Tinubu said that the people of Osun have exercised their rights and have chosen the best candidate to drive development in the state.

"The people of Osun, the state of 'Omoluabi' have demonstrated their strong determination, they have a good judgment, they have exercised their right to choose the best candidate for developmental programs in the state.

"When you look at those who were running, you have the best, the most glamorous, the most qualified, competent, calm and great candidate.

"That's what they have done to show that democracy is at work.

"Democracy is about the people, and people have equally exercised their right to be tolerant, patient, persevering and doing what is necessary to develop the economy of the state.

"And you need the most competent person that will perform.

"In leadership, you need a thinker and a doer that must be present in the mind, body and soul, that person who will carry the responsibility of the state and I feel that Mr. Oyetola fits perfectly," he said.

Tinubu urged the people of Osun to encourage and give maximum support to Oyetola.

"The rest is for the people of Osun state to rally round and give him the necessary support and encourage him to do well following the already built legacy.

"He already has a blueprint for the development agenda," he said.

Paddy Adenuga EXCITED About His Beard Connecting

Oh we did not know he was such a beard lover. Or just Paddy joking as usual? He posted the above pic;

'My beard is almost connecting .. small small my prayers are coming to light #lookatGOD' '

If you follow Paddy on social media, you will know he jokes a lot. He is just one happy fellow, lol.

Well, with the kind of money he's doing and what he's got at home, why should he be angry? After all, God has favored him from day one! Lol.

Presidency Working To End NLC Strike

The Presidency yesterday stepped up efforts to convince labor unions in the country to call off their strike following the earlier meeting at which the government accepted their request to reunite the tripartite meeting on the proposed new national minimum wage.

A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, noted that the meeting between the labor leadership and the representatives of the employers of labor is now scheduled to be reunited on Thursday, October 4.

He said: "By its tripartite nature, the committee is composed of people from the federal and state governments and the private sector formed by the largest private employers' group and the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA).

"Nigeria, the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) and the Nigerian Association of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMES).

"Invitation letters have been sent to all the participants.

"At the moment, the Presidency understands that the combined leadership of the unions, having met and deliberated on the position of the government, have now set in motion a process of consultation with their constituent members to determine their next line of action." said

He said the presidency wished to ensure that the federal government took all necessary steps to get the unions to call off the strike.

My wife and I did not Date, we just got married - comedian Akpororo

While many people believe in having a long love affair with their partner in order to get to know them well before marriage, it seems a popular comedian, Akpororo, is an exception to the rule.

In a recent conversation on Saturday, Beats, the comedian and singer hint that he had met his wife since he was a member of a dance group and shortly after they began to exchange pleasantly, they were married.

"I did not have the date of my husband, we were in the same industry and it was with the Explicit Dance Group, we met sometime and greeted each other.

We have never had time until today. I would say we started dating after we got married. Although I'm a comedian, when I approached her, he took my words seriously because every time I'm serious, you'll know easily.

"I was already popular since I married my wife. Some people say that as soon as you get married, your rhythm or production in the industry would fall, but I do not believe that because what you think will happen to your career is what will I've changed the belief that you have to meet someone for a long time before you get married, "he said.

The humor traitor, who confirmed that Nigerian comedians seemed to always go for beautiful women, said it was just a coincidence.

She said: "We work hard and we see beautiful ladies everyday, so it is natural to marry a beautiful woman. It's just a coincidence that comedians have beautiful husbands, but the truth is that we love beautiful women. only with the face but with the character, by working hard with a prayer warrior. We love beautiful women. "

Police Arrest 34-Year-Old While Stealing MTN Solar Batteries

Imo state police officers arrested a 34-year-old man, Chibuike Okorougo, allegedly stealing in the state the solar batteries belonging to the MTN mobile telephony company.

Police Politburo Commissioner Dasuki Galadanchi told Southern City News that the suspect, who is a native of Umuenyem Nkwerre, was caught in practice by the surgeons in the administration.

The Commissioner, who described development as a financial sabotage, said Ogorogo was arrested at a MTN base station in the R Umugweze Estate Road in Owerri, the capital of the state.

Galantanci said: "While at the patrol of the city along Port Harcourt Road, Owerri, our employees received a call from a Linus Umezuluike and we quickly started to act.

"The complainant informed that villains had invaded the MTN in the Umugweze Estate Road in Owerri.

"The staff of the Scorpios of the Administration arrested Chibuike Okorougo, 34, of Umuenyem Nkwerre, while three others escaped.

"A white Mitsubishi with a license plate - XF137GWA - loaded with solar batteries was recovered, we will charge him in court accordingly."

The policeman, who said continued efforts are being made to arrest suspected suspects, added that the police's police policing strategies, which his administration implements, have produced fruitful results.

Ghanaian Kills Wife, Self In Oyo state

A Ghana, Bonga Augustus, Thursday in the Baba Ijebu village, Akanran, the Ona Ara council district of Ibadan, Oyo State, killed his wife and himself with an ax.

He gathered that August, which is said to be in the 1960s, also used the ax to cause serious injury to his showcase.

It was until the death of a farmer.

The sex guard is said to have killed his wife, Margarita, a Benue State native, on Thursday after a misunderstanding.

A man who lives in the community and begged anonymity said the couple seemed to enjoy a cordial relationship without any friction between them.

He said, "They were a couple who worked hard and looked good together, we knew they did not always fight, their people knew as a happy couple in the community, but in the middle of the night, we woke up from a scream from the couple's room. to be able to intervene, he had used an ax to injure his wife.

"We could not insure her because she threatened to attack us with the ax, the gut of the woman protruding." When the giant daughter approached the man, she cut him with the ax, injuring her face and spinal cord.

"Soon after, the woman died, we prevented the man from running away, knowing that he had been neutralized, lit his stomach open with the ax, and moved to the Akanran Police Station where he died, and the giant daughter was later transferred to a hospital for treatment.

I learned that the wounded, the 16-year-old girl, is preparing for the final secondary examination.

The police officer in charge of public relations, Oyo State Administration, Adekunle Ajisebutu, confirmed the incident, saying the investigation had already begun unfolding what led to the tragedy.

We Only Defraud Greedy People- Suspect arrested in Kwara State

The Kwara State Police Command has arrested five members of a fraud syndicate that specialises in producing fake foreign currencies.

It was learnt that the operational vehicle of the suspects, a Mazda 323 with the number plate, FUF 646 XA, painted in Kwara taxi colour, was also recovered by the police.

Punch correspondent gathered that the suspects usually operated in threes. While one would act as a driver, two others would pretend as the passengers.

Saturday Punch learnt that they would target good-looking persons waiting by the roadside for a cab.

After their victims had boarded the cab, they would initiate a discussion on mass production of foreign currencies.

It was said that the passengers, having got enamoured with the gimmick, would show interest in the “business.”

They would subsequently pay the driver millions of naira in exchange for the purported mass foreign currency production only for them to later realise that the currencies were fake.

The suspects, Sesan Oguga, Owoyemi Gbenga, Sebile Oluwafemi, Adebayo Akeem and Ayoola Issac, were paraded on Wednesday by the state Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Fafowora, at the state police command headquarters in Ilorin.

Fafowora raised the alarm that fraudsters had devised new means of swindling money out of unsuspecting members of the public, advising people to be wary of the vehicles they boarded.

The CP stated that the syndicate specialised in defrauding innocent commuters of their money in exchange for fake foreign currencies.

He stated that the suspects had defrauded two victims, Mrs. Adekeye Feyisayo of N1.055m and Bilikis Abdulkareem and five others victims of N3.5m.

He said, “The suspects pretend to be taxi operators and defraud their unsuspecting passengers.  Their operational vehicle, a Mazda 323 with registration number, FUF 646 XA, Kwara taxi colour, has been recovered.”

The CP also said the command had arrested some suspects for illegal possession and repair of firearms.

He explained that some suspects were equally arrested for armed robbery, cultism, vandalism of transformers, as well as armoured cables and drug peddling.

Fafowora said, “Nineteen suspected armed robbers and thieves were arrested. Eleven suspected cult members were equally arrested within the last two weeks. Members of the public are advised to continually make information available to the police and be vigilant of happenings around them.”

One of the suspected fraudsters, Adebayo Akeem, said the gang usually went after greedy people by luring their victims with foreign currencies.

He said, “Those people that have ojukokoro (greedy people) are the ones we collect money from. We have dealt with two people. At times, we connive with the aides of rich people to defraud them.”

Mama Taraba Resigns As Minister, Quits APC

Minister of Women and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan, also known as Mama Taraba, resigned from the Cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress. Alhassan tipped her resignation on her disqualification when examining the 2019 Taraba state intergovernmental competition from the APC National Labor Commission.

SHe said it was pointless without any viable or genuine reason. "If I'm not good enough to challenge the elections in APC, then I feel I'm also not able to remain a minister in the APC government," he said. He thanked the president, the department's executives and other party members for the opportunity she was given to serve.

My Manager Stole $20,000 Prize Money I Got For Kora Awards -King Wadada

Around 2010, King Wadada, also known as Austin Peter, was seen as the upcoming king of reggae in Nigeria and Africa. The reggae singer was so big that he won the Kora Awards as Africa’s best reggae artist of the year.

Despite the high hopes his fans had for him, after a short while, nothing was heard from the artiste. In a chat with Saturday Beat, he revealed that he became a cobbler and that he was not ashamed of it.

He said, “When I was nominated for the Kora Awards in 2010, I did not have a sponsor so I reached out to a man, Uzo, who helped me canvass for votes and also assisted with the money for the trip to travel to receive the award.

“He said he believed I would win and decided to be my sponsor. When we got there, I won the award and he stood in as my manager. The money was later paid into his account and after a while, when I did not hear anything from the organisers of the award, I called them to find out what was happening and they told me that they had given the money – $20,000 -to my manager.

“When I called him, he told me that Kora Awards only gave him part of the money and that he wanted to use it to ‘package’ me. During the Kora concert, I played with Akon and Rihanna (international superstars) and from there; I was given another contract to perform in Germany. After we performed in Germany, he ran away with the money I was paid. He said that he wanted us to be like D’banj and Don Jazzy at the time. I really believed in him.

“When we were in Germany, Rihanna’s manager at the time, offered me a deal but I noticed that my manager was not enthusiastic about it, so I stuck with him because I saw him as somebody who really believed in me. I did not want a situation whereby I would be the one to disappoint him. I did not want to be the one to destroy the plan that we had, unknown to me that he had other ulterior motives. Immediately we arrived in Nigeria, he ran away with my money and passport. I was not able to collect my passport till after two years and by that time, it had already expired.”

The singer also hinted that at the peak of his career, he was able to record a song with Rihanna. He, however, explained the reason why the song had not been released.

“I did a track with Rihanna, which we recorded in 2010 but I have not released the song because I have not been able to see her for the visual (effects). It really affected my career and that was why I was not vibrant for a long while, I am glad that I am back now,” Wadada said.

However, Uzo, in a telephone interview, denied all the allegations levelled against him by Wadada, saying the singer was only seeking cheap publicity. He added that since the beginning of the year, Wadada had been begging him to come back and be his manager.

“Do you know Wadada? Don’t you know Wadada? He would do a poster for his show and put the likes of Tuface and everybody that he knows that would not attend the show. Wadada is sick. If I speak, he will get the attention he wants. He is irrelevant. I helped his career and you can check it out on YouTube.

“You would see what I did for him on stage at the Kora Concert. I shot videos for him free of charge. I was the one that paid for his first flight out of Nigeria. Before then, no one had ever taken him anywhere, not even to Cotonou in Benin Republic. I managed him and put him on the same stage with Akon in Benin Republic. I took him to different countries. Every good thing that happened to his career after he sang, Holy Holy, was through me.

“Wadada has been begging me since the beginning of this year to drop Majek Fashek as my artiste and resume managing him. He said I should drop Majek Fashek because he was sick and he promised that this time would be better. I never did anything like that for Wadada and he is saying all this because he is seeking attention; cheap promotion,” Uzo said.

Friday, 28 September 2018

Rosy Meurer Steps Out With Ramsey Noah at Merrymen premier

 The actress was dressed in a stunning white dress without a bra and performed in Abuja last night together with actor Ramsey Noah for "Merry Men" premiere.

Two Whistle Blowers Arrested For False Information in Abuja

The Special Presidential Investigation Bureau has arrested two whistleblowers for allegedly misleading them with false information.

News anchors report that the allegedly false information was made available to Mr. Emmanuel Mbaka, the leading developer and managing director of Platinum Mortgage Bank.

The male suspects, Prince Jeff Ove, 37, of Bayelsa, and Mohammed Sanusi, 39, of Kogi, were handed over to journalists by spokeswoman Lucie-Ann Laha in Abuja on Friday.

Laha claimed that the suspects had told the group under oath that the victim present at the press conference had plundered and hidden huge sums of money at his home in Abuja. She said that the wrong tip led panel activists to ambush Mbaka's house, an effort that ended in vain, as none of it was found.

"We received information from the suspects that the victim was a politician who has captured a large amount of money and hid in his home.

"We have found out that the person is not a politician, and I do not believe that association with politicians automatically becomes a politician.

"We were told there was a lot of money in his house, and the panel did a thorough investigation, turned the house upside down and found nothing," she said. Laha, who apologized on behalf of the Panel to Mbaka, said the suspects were being prosecuted to show that the Federal Government's Whistleblower Policy is not an instrument for killing people.

"Policymakers should encourage Nigerians to provide credible information to anti-corruption agencies to capture those who have plundered the Nigerian community." Those who pass on information to the panel and to other anti-corruption agencies are the ones who Confidentiality and certain rewards for sure.

Serena Williams Out Of China Open Draw

Twenty three-time grand slam champ Serena Williams has been left out of the China Open tennis draw. Williams' name, along with her sister Venus, did not appear on the list of 64 players ahead of the tournament's start on Saturday in Beijing.

This year marks the fourth straight year the 37-year-old has declined to play in a tournament following the US Open, making it almost a routine move for her at this point.

Some of the reports claim that Serena has called on the US Open.

Timaya Says 2face As The Only Legend In The Music Industry

Musician Timaya, Innocent Idibia-2face has declared as the only one who can call himself a legend under that in the Nigerian music industry.

He made this known in a radio interview with SoundCity FM. His words; "In this part of the world, many artists, when they come to 10 years, they start calling" I'm a legend "," legendary ".

"For me, in this industry, the only person who can call himself a legend is 2face, the others should not, even if people call me a legend, I do not like being seen like that." "The crown goes I'm Timaya anytime everyday, 13 years is not three years.

"People do not understand that a hit does not mean you're a star, stars are always shining, some people can make a hit and you'll never hear from them again, there's not a year I've never lost a hit "I do not want to be the number one. I just want to be a musician. Many people came and went, but I am still here. "

1 Pilot Dies In NAF Aircraft Crash In Abuja

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says one of the pilots, successfully ejected from one of the F-7Ni aircraft that had previously crashed in the FCT, was passed on.

Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, said in a statement Friday in Abuja.

"It is with a heavy heart that, regrettably, I announce that one of the pilots who was successfully ejected from one of today's downed F-7Ni aircraft has passed over." May his soul rest in peace. Further details of the incident will be communicated, "said Daramola.

Buhari Meets Nigerian Elected Italy’s First Black Senator

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the first black person senior senator in Italy, Mr. Toni Iwobi. Iwobi, who is from Nigerian descent has lived in Italy for 41 years.

Mr. Femi Adesina, the Special Advisor to the President of Media and Publicity, in a statement in Abuja on Friday, said Buhari met Iwobi and a high-powered team from the Italian Senate in New York.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York, Thursday. Adesina said the question of how to migrate and invest in Africa, and the recharge of the Lake Chad via inter-basin water transfer, among others

Timi Dakolo, Wife, Kids Dressed Up For Cultural Day

 Timi Dakolo shared this photo of how she was stylishly labeled with her local clothes for the cultural day at her children's school to celebrate independence; YARD PEOPLE on their cultural day .. MUMMY OF THE YARD = PRESENT SIR, DAD OF THE YARD = PRESENT SIR. YARD PEOPLE HAPPY. Full picture below;

Fayose Condemns Osun Guber Election, Says ‘Democracy’ Dead In Nigeria

Ado Ekiti-Gov. Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has announced Saturday's Osun State governorate election and the Thursday re-run as show of shame.

Fayose who said the Osun's scenerio is "democracy is now dead in our beloved country".

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, the governor decried the conduct as well as the outcome of the said election. "With what happened in Osun state, democracy is actually dead in Nigeria and we are in critical times." The Osun Supplementary Elections just happened at Ekiti state on July 14th. And it is unfortunate that, again, the will of the people has been perverted.

INEC, "INEC have, ab initio, have compromised and only serve the interest of those described as their pay masters.

"It's the most miserable" reviewing previous elections, "Fayose said the ruling has APC has" perfected various forms of what he calls "," rigging plans, beginning with Edo, going forward to Ondo and Ekiti and now Osun state ".

The Ekiti governor commended Senator Nurudeen Ademola for having a good fight. PDP members to refrain from taking the law into their own hands.

300 PDP Supporters Join APC In Ekiti

More than 300 members of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state on Friday.

The defectors, led by Hons Emmanuel Ogunlayi and Stephen Mosele, said they were also fascinated by the impressive presence of President Muhammadu Buhari at the center and said it required a change in their political platform to APC.

NAF Aircraft Crash In FCT

The Nigerian Air Force has confirmed that two of its planes participating in the rehearsals for Nigeria's Independence Day 58 crashed in Abuja.

A statement by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Public Relations and Information Director, states: "I would like to confirm an airstrike in which two Nigerian Air Force aircraft participated in the 58th Independence Day rehearsals." Thank God, nobody died. Details will be communicated later. Many Thanks"

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Strike Cripples Government, Banks, Schools’ Activities In Lagos state

Government offices, banks and public schools were closed on Thursday in Lagos State.

The enforcement teams of the Organized laboratory set out from Ikeja to the State Secretariat, Alausa, at 7:20 am

The News Agency of Nigeria correspondents who went to the Lagos metropolis reported the United Bank for Africa on Lagos-Ibadan express way and Wema Bank in Alimosho were closed.

Oaninkan Olasanoye Prevented staff from gaining access to Stanbic's IBTC Bank, Ikeja branch.

The ASSBIFI team stormed Polaris Bank (former Skye Bank) on Awolowo Way, Ikeja, as it were.

Olasanoye said the union was in compliance with the directive of the Trade Union Congress, which ASSBIFI was affiliated to.

She had on Wednesday at a news conference told journalists that ASSBIFI had dispatched letters to all its members in banks across the country, to join the strike.

Police Arrest 16 Fake Election Observers in Osun election

Osun State Police Command has arrested sixteen suspected fake election observers in the ongoing governorship election rerun in Osun state.

The all-male suspects were caught in custom fit INEC Observer tags, face caps, jackets and PDP membership cards.

According to the statement by Police PRO, Folashade Odoro, the suspicious suspects include a PDP House of Representative aspirant in Orolu Federal Constituency, Moshood Adey and other PDP members.

The Police reported that some of the accredited INEC Observers were arrested or denied access to polling units.

Notorious Lagos Cultist Shot Dead

The alleged leader of a cult, Olamid Oloruntobi, was shot during a shootout by agents of the Lagos State Police Command.

The 31-year-old, who allegedly terrorized Cele Nizer residents in the Ishashi area of Lagos state, was shot dead around 8.40pm on Tuesday.

Lagos public relations officer CSP Chike Oti said the command had been alerted that members of the Aiye cult were terrorizing the area.

He explained that the ruffians, when they saw the agents, opened fire on them.

Oti said, "The later notorious cult member, who was the leader of the dreaded Aiye Brotherhood, met his Waterloo in Durosooto Street, Cele Nizer, New Mebamu, Ishashi, at around 8:40 pm on Tuesday, when police were alerted to the group led by the deceased, had begun to terrorize the inhabitants.

DSS Releases Aisha Buhari ’s ADC

Muhammadu Buhari, the Aide De Camp (ADC), has been released on Thursday by the State Security Service (SSS).

Baba-Inna was released by Mrs. Buhari, but the sum to himself.

Baba-Inna's elder brother, Farouq Baba-Inna, confirmed his release on Thursday.
"He has just been released and I am on my way to see him," he said.

Funke Akindele Shares POWERFUL Messages

 To my darling #jenifans and also to #jenifa myself. I love you all re #realitycheck #betruetourself #noneedforcopycopy #nodofollowfollow #imustusesocialmediapositiv, she subtitled the news. Two more below;

Prince Charles & Duchess Of Cornwall To Visit Nigeria

The Prince of Wales will recognize the slavery of a historic African fort when he visits the continent with the Duchess of Cornwall.

Clarence House has announced that Charles and Camilla will be touring the Gambia, Ghana and Nigeria in October and November, countries in a region that represents the slave trade.

The couple's trip followed the celebrity visit of the Prime Minister on the continent just a few weeks ago.

Kebbi Governor Releases N724m For WAEC/NECO

Governor Abubakar Bagudu yesterday released N724 million for students to pay WAEC / NECO 2018 exam fees. He said that his government continues to work for people's well-being and the quality of education.

The governor also pledged to investigate the cases of school leavers whose results are being held back, and urged parents and guardians to always trust the government and recommend their children to study hard.

Police Arrest Three With Wrong Voters Card in Osun

Three persons have been whisking away at the polling unit at Adewale street, unit 17 Alekuwodo.

The affected persons, a woman and two middle aged men were allegedly in possession of.

Agents of some political parties have raised their voices in the unit.

However, security intervened to bring the matter under control. Similarly, voters across Oruu community in Disu Oke-Odo area, Ward 7, Kajola road to Thursday were allegedly stopped by people suspected to be political thugs. The thugs were sporadically in a bid to scare and prevent voters from reaching their polling units.

Serena Williams Shares Photo Of Daughter

Serena Williams gave birth to her little girl Alexia Olympia a year ago. And on Wednesday, the 37-year-old tennis champion shared a photo of her little pride and joy in going down a hallway.

The little miracle holds on to a tennis ball as it stabilizes with the help of a wall with a floral design.

The caption was emotional. Williams wrote: "I will always protect you, I will always stand up for you." I will always guide you. I will always be with you. I was brought here to be your mother.
"I love you like nothing I've ever loved before, thanking Jehovah every day for you, your Mudda

A Look Inside The Prison Where Bill Cosby Will Serve His Sentence

 Bill Cosby is expected to spend the next three to 10 years of his life in a new $ 400 million Pennsylvania prison while serving his sentence for drug abuse and sexual harassment more than a decade ago.

Cosby is expected to serve his sentence at SCI Phoenix in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, although he will spend the first days of his sentence in Montgomery County Prison outside of Philadelphia.