Friday, 30 September 2016

Militants kill six soldiers in Bakassi

Armed militants on Saturday killed six unidentified soldiers in the Esighi axis of Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River State.

The gunmen were said to have struck around 1am.

Five soldiers were said to have died instantly, while a sixth one died at about 7am, according to a village source

Army troops from the 13 Brigade in Calabar had recently cordoned off the residence of one of the most wanted militants, identified as ‘G1’, after the arrest of ‘G2’ and ‘G3’who are currently providing useful information to security operatives.

Confession of a Witch Caught In Delta State [PHOTOS]

Alleged confession of a ‘witch‘ who was caught in Delta State.

A FB user, Blessing shared the story both yesterday and today. According to him, the witch was caught as she was on a mission to cause misfortune in a certain location… Read below:

“True life confession!!!
This woman name( with held) was arrested by God early today along Owevwe road, when she was ask where is she coming from, she started confession that she was sent a message from coven to cause misfutne in Owevwe road, and also to capture one Juju along Owevwe road.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

FG Bans Nigerian Air Passengers From Boarding Planes With Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has directed passengers not to turn on or charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices while aboard any plane.

The general manager, public relations of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Sam Adurogboye, has directed Nigerian passengers not to turn on or charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices while aboard any airplane.

Adurogboye who gave the directive on behalf of the NCAA on Tuesday, said the action was necessary following recent incidents and concerns raised by manufacturers of the product, and warned passengers not to keep the phones in any checked-in baggage.

Godwin Emefiele Promotes Recession by Deliberately Denying Nigerian Masses Access to Money

The Central Bank governor Godwin Emefiele has categorically rejected demands by Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun and yours truly, for the CBN to reduce interest rates to enable small businesses have access to funds to ease the recession and promote growth.

According to a report in the Vanguard, the Apex bank governor argued that when N1trillion was recently injected by the CBN into the economy or made available to the banks, that rather "than loan this money to the banks or loan them to the consumers, or agriculture and manufacturers, like we said in the communique, we found that those credit went to traders, who used them to demand for foreign exchange, which ended up putting pressure on the foreign exchange market...Subsequent to that, we said since this money wasn’t deployed directly. He further said: “But we said we are not going to allow the banks to really have the cash until they send proposals to the CBN for primary agric projects, new manufacturing projects and other projects that will spur industrial capacity and manufacturing output."

The Worst things about living alone in Lagos

Lagos City is highly populated and as such, its inhabitants opt for all sorts of living arrangements from estate settlements to shared flats and hostels. While these accommodation options have their own unique perks, a majority (especially those who are single) tend to prefer arrangements where they get to live alone.

Sure, living alone sounds fab as in Lagos it seems like a privileged opportunity, however, in my short period of living alone, I have noticed several things that provide the summation that living alone in this city may not necessarily be all that it is hyped to be. I have also gone further to point out some of the worst things about living alone in Lagos for the benefit of our readers here at Jumia Travel .

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Do not declare a Republic of Niger-Delta - Ijaw leaders warn militants

Ijaw leaders warn militants not to declare a Republic of N-Delta

Leaders of Thoughts of Ijaw ethnic nationality in the Niger Delta region at a meeting in Warri, Delta State, hosted by Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark over the weekend, warned Ijaw militants against their vow to declare a Republic of Niger-Delta.

At the meeting were, Bayelsa state governor, Hon Henry Seriake Dickson, Deputy Governor of Delta state, Mr. Kingsley Otuaro, former Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Sir Gabriel Toby, former Minister of Culture, Alabo Tonye Graham-Douglas, former Minister of Police Affairs, Alaowei Brodrick Bozimo.

Charles Okah, Nnamdi Kanu may walk as MEND, FG strike deal to end Niger Delta crisis

MEND and the Federal Government currently engaged in a dialogue through the oil companies and security agencies have reached far-reaching compromises, including the release of former militant leader, Henry Okah, in prison in South Africa and Charles Okah, incarcerated in Nigeria.

They also agreed that ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo [Tompolo], would not be harassed by government if he makes himself available as a delegate on MEND Aaron Team 2, while the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, would be released on condition that he renounces the agitation for “Biafra Republic.”

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Muslim youths attack carpenter for eating during fasting [PHOTO]

A 41-year-old carpenter, Mr. Francis Emmanuel Francis, almost lost his right eye on Tuesday following an attack on him by Muslim youths for not observing the Ramadan fast.

This is coming barely a week after a 74-year-old, Mrs Bridget Agbahime, was murdered in Kano for allegedly blaspheming Prophet Mohammed.

An eyewitness account had it that the carpenter courted trouble for himself when he was spotted by some Muslim boys in the Sokoto Road area of Kakuri,in Kaduna South Local Government Area, when a at about 2.30pm, eating when others were supposed to be observing the fast. This drew the ire of the youth who started beating him.

Man gets 6 strokes of cane, jail term for stealing N10,000 Nokia phone

A Gudu Upper Area Court in Abuja on Thursday, sentenced Mr John Okeke to six weeks imprisonment for stealing two cell telephones. The judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, gave an option of fine in the sum of N8, 000 and ordered that the convict should be given six strokes of cane. Kagarko advised him to desist from criminal activities. Okeke of Area 1, Garki, Abuja, was arraigned on a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass and theft.

Vanguard reports that, the Prosecutor, Kufreabasi Ebong, had told the court that one Friday Ahmed of Wumba Village, Abuja, reported the matter at the Apo Police Station on May 27, 2016.

Ex Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi is dead

Nigerian football icon Stephen Okechukwu Keshi is dead. Just last year,the 54 year old former international football player and coach lost his wife of 35 years, Kate,after a prolonged battle with cancer.

According to a statement by his family, he died in the early hours of today Wednesday June 8th of Cardiac arrest in Benin, Edo state.His brother Emmanuel Ado said in a statement....

“With thanksgiving to God, the Ogbuenyi Fredrick Keshi family of Illah in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, announces the death of Mr. Stephen Okechukwu Chinedu Keshi.ur son, brother, father, father-in-law, brother-in-law, has gone to be with his wife of 35 years (Nkem ), Mrs. Kate Keshi, who passed on on the 9th December 2015. Since her death, Keshi has been in mourning. He came back to Nigeria to be with her. He had planned to fly back today Wednesday, before he suffered a cardiac arrest. He has found rest.”

The 2013 AFCON winning coach is survived by four children and his mother.

So sad..May his soul Rest in peace.

Police Corporal kills, buries inspector over N300,000 [PHOTO]

A police corporal, Daramola Tosin, attached to the Ekiti Police Division in the Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State, has been dismissed from the Force for allegedly killing an inspector, Mr. Lateef Shuaib.

Tosin allegedly shot Shuaib after secretly withdrawing up to N300,000 from Shuaib’s bank account without his consent.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Shuaib had entrusted Tosin with his Automated Teller Machine card when he fell ill.

The suspect was said to have initially withdrawn money for the use of the father of two.

Navy arrests 'main coordinator' of Niger Delta Avengers [PHOTO]

The Nigerian Navy said on Tuesday said it had apprehended the coordinator of series of attacks on oil and gas facilities in Delta. Speaking to newsmen at the Warri Naval Base,The Commander, NNS Delta, Commodore Raimi Mohammed, who presented the suspect alongside others allegedly involved in the act of vandalism and criminal activities in the maritime sector, described the arrest as a major breakthrough.He said

“I am pleased to announce that after several weeks of persistent effort the Nigerian Navy, in collaboration with other security agencies, have arrested the main coordinator of attacks on NNPC and Chevron oil and gas facilities.

“The attacks were the bombing we witnessed since May 4 with the attack on Chevron Okan valve platform offshore in Escravos in Warri South-West.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Veteran Nollywood actor Festus Aguebor dies

Nollywood has lost yet another actor,Festus Aguebor.Ace producer Fidelis Duker announced the sad news on Facebook writing

“Adieu talented and veteran Actor Fesyud Aguebor …..remember your brilliant delivery of Chief Odeku in my 2002 movie, Family Contract starring Desmond Elliot, Chioma Akpotha,

Man beats wife to death over adultery in Ebonyi

A husband beat his wife to death over allegations of adultery.The sad incident happened in Ndubia Inyimaegu community in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, ASP George Okafor, revealed that the suspect had angrily beaten his wife to stupor when the deceased stopped him from chasing after her alleged lover boy. The Lagos-based James Uguru was said to have become suspicious of the wife’s,Jacinta's  alleged promiscuity following rumours making the rounds on the matter in the community whenever he visits home to see his family. …

50,000 Abuja workers sacked in two months

Over 50,000 workers have lost their jobs in Abuja in the last two months.The President, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Tony Ejinkeonye, confirmed the job losses in an exclusive interview with a Punch correspondent in Abuja.

Similarly, the President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Mr. Frank Jacobs, said that about 10 companies had formally notified the association about their intention to shut down operations before the end of this month.

Ejinkeonye said that except something urgent was done by the Federal Government to address the forex exchange problem, more people could lose their jobs.He said

Khloe Kardashian admits remarrying Lamar Odom would be "the best dream"

Khloe Kardashian has admitted that remarrying estranged husband Lamar Odom would be "the best dream", despite everything that's happened.

Speaking on an upcoming episode of her chat show Kocktails with Khloé, she said:

"I mean, that would be like the best dream ... like, okay, I hope that first marriage could happen again but it's really hard to erase everything that happened.Just building a friendship back is what I'm doing now, it has nothing intimately, nothing at all, just pure love and I want someone to learn how to love themselves again."She continued

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Don't be deceived,Chibok girls can't be rescued - Obasanjo

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has dismissed promises that the missing Chibok girls will be rescued,saying it is a lie.Obasanjo who was the guest speaker at the 7th Osun Interactive Session hosted by the Staff Club of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, last Friday, said

He said:

“Today, if anybody tells you he will bring back the Chibok schoolgirls, it is a lie. It is a lie. (President Muhammadu) Buhari has even said that he does not have any information about the Chibok girls except those who escaped and some of them have been rehabilitated. “I was talking to a Sierra Leonian diplomat who is responsible for women affairs at the UN. He said to me, ‘For now, sexual violence and human trafficking have been brought together in all areas of insurgency and that is what has happened to the Chibok girls. Some of them were sold and maybe in 10, 20,30 years, we will come back and we will hear some of their stories. But if anybody tells you he will bring back the Chibok girls, it is a lie.”

Thousands flee Borno as Boko Haram attacks intensified

Thousands of residents of villages on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, fled their communities at the weekend following intensified attacks by the insurgent group, Boko Haram.

The terrorists had lately resorted to suicide bombing of soft targets, using mainly women, after the military chased them out of territories they occupied. President Muhammadu Buhari maintains that the expulsion of Boko Haram from the areas they controlled is a technical defeat of the group.

But Boko Haram fighters resumed coordinated attacks on communities in Borno State recently. They killed 65 persons in Dalori two Saturdays ago and laid siege to two other nearby villages, Mairi and Malari, Friday night where they killed four persons and virtually razed the entire community.

How Obasanjo prostrates before the Ooni of Ife [PHOTOS]

The former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo prostrated for the new 41 year old Ooni of Ife during his visit to the palace today. Obasanjo is 82 year old.

Rihanna's dad says he'd love her to be with Chris Brown ....

I wonder if Rihanna would be happy with her dad still granting interviews about her ..However, her dad admits he is finding it “tough” to hear her singing on her new album about the savage beating she suffered from Chris Brown , but says he has forgiven her ex.

Her Anti album features the track Love On The Brain in which Rihanna sings:

“It beats me black and blue but it f**** me so good / And I can’t get enough.”

Ronald Fenty told the Mirror:

“I like her stories but this song was tough to listen to. “Chris will always have a place in our family and my heart.He respects me, calls me pops and I like him – despite what happened. He’s very talented and always humble. I’d support them being together.”It was a very difficult time for the whole family. Nobody wants to see their daughter hurt.