Friday, 31 March 2017

Fire guts accounts section of Ebonyi Govt House



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Dr Kenneth Ugbala, Senior Special Assistant to Gov David Umahi on Internal Security, told NAN that it took the combined efforts of workers and the State Fire Service to put out the fire.

"An upholstery and cottons within the section were completely burnt and we would ascertain the true extent of damage when the fire service concludes its task,'' he said.

"The shouts for help attracted workers who used improvised items such as water and detergent to put out the fire before the arrival of firemen," she said.

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3 children abandoned while their parents are in jail

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Three Kids of the same parents have been abandoned in Mushin as their parents have been arrested and remanded in prison custody in Lagos. Their parents, Taofik Aremu and his wife, Latifat, were arraigned before a Lagos Task Force and Magistrate court for committing different offences and have been remanded in prison for the past five weeks.

While Taofik was remanded at a prison in Badagry, his wife is cooling her head at Kirikiri prison. Their three Kids, four – year – old kudirick and the twins Taye and Kehinde who are two years of age, are left to their fate at 13 Agoro street in Mushin where their reside.

We gathered that the ordeals of the embattled parents started when Mr Aremu went to work and was arrested by the Lagos State Task Force. He was subsequently arraigned and remanded in prison.

His wife, Lafifat had disagreement with their landlady who dragged her to the Police at Olosan division in Mushin over rent. She was charged before Ogba Magistrate court where she was granted bail but there was nobody to stand as her sureties because of money .

Our correspondent gathered that the landlady, Iyabola Oladokun asked her to move out from her rented apartment despite having an existing one year rent. They had exchange of words, the landlady went to the police station where she reported that she was insulted by Latifat. The police arrested her and charged her to court.

At the court, she pleaded not guilty. The presiding Magistrate granted her bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in the like sum. She was remanded in the custody pending when she will perfect her bail conditions.

When the matter came up on Thursday, it was further adjourned till 15 April 2017. At the court, their neighbours brought those kids for her to take to them prison, but she was not allowed to do so. She wept before she was taken back to the custody.
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Messi is no leader and Neymar is a better player, says former Argentina fitness coach



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Lionel Messi is not a good leader, and Brazil star Neymar is a better player, according to former Argentina fitness coach Carlos Dibos.

Argentina are facing a tough battle to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, with their 2-0 defeat to Bolivia in La Paz leaving them in fifth place in the South American qualifying section with four matches left.

"It doesn't mean that he (Messi) is bad. For me, he's among the three best players in the world, but he's not the best. Today, Neymar is better," Dibos said.

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UK deports 23 Nigerians over immigration offences


 UK deports 23 Nigerians over immigration offences


The United Kingdom Government on Friday deported 23 Nigerians for various immigration offences in the country.

The all male deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 6 am in a chartered aircraft.

The deportees were received by officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and the Police.

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FG Says Abuja Airport 57 Percent Complete



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The Federal Government has again reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring the re-opening of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on April 19, 2017.


The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said this on Thursday during an interview with reporters in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

He made the assertion after inspecting the progress of work at the facility, alongside the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed.

Mr Sirika said the rehabilitation is 57 per cent complete, reassuring air travellers that the airport will be re-opened with a new runway and a new terminal building on the scheduled date.

The assertion follows the disapproval of the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation over the pace of work at the airport.

The Chairperson of the Committee, Honourable Nkiru Onyejeocha, warned the contractors to keep to the stated date of completion, noting that the Committee will not tolerate request for extension of time.

Speaking earlier at a meeting in Lagos State, Mr Sirika said he will resign if the airport is not opened by April 19.

He noted that the level of work on the Abuja runway in the past three weeks shows that the re-opening will be on schedule.
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Senate Approves Electronic Voting For Elections


 Senate Approves Electronic Voting For Elections


The Nigerian Senate has approved the use of electronic voting in future elections and election results to be electronically transmitted in an encrypted and secured manner to collation centers, in order to prevent hacking.

"In the event of the death of a candidate during elections, before the announcement of the result, that the commission (INEC), shall suspend election for a period of 21 days and give the opportunity to the party whose candidate had died; if the party has interest that is, to continue with the election.

The reason for stating this according to him, was because there were several issues in which some persons had said that "the running mate should take over, some are saying that the runner up in the primary election should be considered.

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Jackie Appiah stuns in white

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The actress shared the stunning new photos on her social media.























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Fulani Poet, Abdulbaqi Jari Says Igbos And Yorubas Bring So Much Embarrassment To Nigeria

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A Northern Abuja based poet, Abdulbaqi Jari took to his twitter handle @Bahaushee, to blame the Yoruba and Igbo ethnic groups for embarrassing Nigeria in other countries. Using some kind of twisted logic, Jari feels the Xenophobia and recent attack against some Nigerian students in India were caused by the Igbos. Twitter users of course clapped back at him. See more tweets after the cut.

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China Bans Muslims Wearing 'Abnormal' Beards or Veils


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China has announced that it is implementing new measures including a ban on 'abnormal' beards in its heavily Muslim region of Xinjiang. Veils have also been banned in public places along with refusing to watch or listen to state media, as part of the new 'Regulations on Extremisation of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.'

A number of bans on 'extremist behaviour' have been previously introduced in the province home to 10 million Muslims. China claims that the legal, cultural and religious rights of Muslims in Xinjiang are fully protected.

However many Muslim Uighur people resent increasing restrictions on their culture and religion and complain they are denied economic opportunities amid an influx of Han Chinese into the province.

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Ex-'Power Rangers' Star Sentenced to Six Years for Stabbing Roommate With Sword


 Ex-'Power Rangers' Star Sentenced to Six Years for Stabbing Roommate With Sword


Former Power Rangers star Ricardo Medina Jr. has been sentenced to six years in prison for killing his roommate Joshua Sutter with a sword two years ago. The 38-year-old actor was sentenced on Thursday (March 30) in a courtroom in Lancaster, Calif.

Ricardo originally claimed he was acting in self-defense. When new evidence showed he was lying, Ricardo pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and then guilty to voluntary manslaughter.

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Ex-Super Eagles coach, Paul Hamilton, is dead

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Former coach of the Nigerian senior national team Super Eagles, Paul Hamilton has died. Hamilton, who also coached the Super Falcons died at the military hospital on Thursday, March 30th. He was age 75.
The former coach had battled several ailments which led to the amputation of his leg earlier this year at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).
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Timi Dakolo's sweet and funny message too his wife on their 5th weedinng anniversary

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The talented soul singer shared this loving and very funny message on his instagram page as he and his beautiful wife, Busola, mark their fifth wedding anniversary today. Read below..


ITS BE 5 AMAZING YEARS...BUT IT STILL FEELS LIKE YESTERDAY... THANK GOD I DIDN'T AGREE TO BE JUST FRIENDS... AS YOU WANTED TO TURN ME TO THE ZONAL COORDINATOR OF THE( FRIEND ZONE )OF SOUTH SOUTH..
AS YOU CAN SEE,I NOW KNOW HOW TO FOLD MY CLOTHES PROPERLY..EAT ON THE DINING TABLE NOT ON THE BED..I AM WORKING ON ARRANGING THE SHOE PART..AND ITS NOT EASY..PLEASE LETS GO BACK TO THE TIME WHEN I COULD SING AND YOU WILL JUST FORGIVE ME..DON'T DO THIS SEE FINISH NA ..LET MY MUSIC STILL TOUCH YOU... AND ABEG EHN.. TRY NOT TO ALWAYS BE CALLING MY FULL NAMES DURING ARGUMENT.. IT SCARES ME.. I AM.STILL LOOKING FOR A PIGIN ENGLISH TEACHER FOR YOU.. FIGHTING WITH GOOD ENGLISH IS REALLY FUNNY BECAUSE WORDS LIKE( EXPEDIENT) CANT BE THROWN INTO AN ARGUMENT..
JUST SO YOU KNOW WE ARE STILL DATING EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN MARRIED 5 YEARS NOW...LET ME JUST SAY IT NOW.. I DONT LIKE AEROBICS..I ALWAYS FEEL USELESS AFTERWARDS. DO YOUR THING ALONE, PLEASE I LIKE SLEEP, ITS NOT NICE THAT YOU WAKE ME UP 3AM AND WHISPER BABY I WANT TO TALK TO YOU...HALF OF THE TIME.. I AM JUST NODDING.. I DIDNT HEAR JACK..AND WHEN I SAY BABY YOU ARE RIGHT..ITS JUST SO YOU CAN LET ME SLEEP. PLEASE FORGIVE MY ANYHOW BEHAVIOURS IN ADVANCE..
I LOVE YOU BUSOLA DAKOLO..FOREVER IS JUST A START..FOREVER WAS MADE FOR YOU AND ME..,@busoladakolo




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Man Arrested For Raping His 7-months-old Step-daughter

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Magaji Dansade raped his 7-month-old step daughter leaving her in a critical condition and fighting for her life at the Turai Umar Yaradua Maternity and Children Hospital, in Katsina State.
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Check out the house Alaafin of Oyo's last wife built for her mum (photos)

Olori Ola Adeyemi, last wife of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi just built a house for her mom. She shared the photos on her Instagram page with the caption:
Mummy..... I have always promise to make you happy no matter what... U built a life for me and I build a house for you mum... You went through a lot to gave birth to me... I spent 11months inside ur womb before you gave birth to me...

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I have always prayed to Almighty Allah to grant you longlife to eat d fruit of ur labour... I have always promise to make you proud and happy momma...Now, it is a dream that came to reality... And I thank my Husband HRM OBA LAMIDI OLAYIWOLA ADEYEMI III for been a pillar of support... You are 1 in a Million ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜#1ofmy2017goalsfulfiled#. #makingmommaproud#

Congratulations Queen Ola and Momma. More pics below:


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Thursday, 30 March 2017

Popular Female gospel singer, Matlakala Ramathoka, is dead

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Matlakala Ramathoka, a South African gospel singer of the Masole a Tumelo and the Comforters groups, has passed on at the age of 43.
 
The singer died reportedly after complaining of chest pains at Akasia Private Hospital, north of Tshwane, on Sunday.
 
The singer from Mathibestad, in North West, was well-known for songs such as Kgalemela Lefatshe and Dintwa Ditekising.
 
Before her untimely death, she had finished recording an album titled Emanuel, which was released on Friday, reports Daily Sun.
 
Her friend and fellow gospel musician, Winnie Mashaba, took to Instagram to share a touching message about her late friend.

“Yesterday when I received another sad news that someone I always respected Sesi Selinah Matlakala Ramathoka is no longer with us, then I made the following choices;

“I chose to live my life to the fullest without any regrets.

“I chose to forgive, forget and appreciate every little / big opportunity that comes my way.

“I chose to stay as a humble lady who can fit in to every level.

“I chose to give support where it is possible.

“I chose to be happy, bubbly , jolly etc

“I chose The Spirit of Ubuntu. I chose to love without expecting anything in return

“I chose humbleness and respect,” she wrote on Instagram.
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FirstBank rewards lady who refunded guy back their date money, sends her 5k back

 Hours ago, we reported a story of how a Nigerian lady refunded a guy back their date money after the latter goes on Twitter to rant.
The story has been trending on Twitter and a lot of people and company has called out the lady to congratulate her for such a mature and epic response, and seems FirstBank decided not to be left out.

The now famous, #KeepTheChangeBae, Ore has now been rewarded with N5000 by FirstBank Plc for being an empowered woman.

First Bank also disclosed it has welcomed Ore to #FirstGem Family, a special account designed for women from various works of life.

See how people and companies intend to shower her with freebies after the cut










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Photos: EFCC arraigns serving House of Representatives member for certificate forgery

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today arraigned a serving member of the House of Representatives, Nse Bassey Ekpenyong before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on a 9-count charge of forgery and alteration of documents.


Ekpenyong, representing Oron Federal Constituency in Akwa- Ibom State, was alleged to have forged an Abia State Polytechnic's Ordinary National Diploma Certificate and uttered a December 1999's West African Examination School Certificate, WASSCE and thereby committed perjury before an Electoral Tribunal where he claimed that the certificates were genuine.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were read to him. In view of his plea, prosecution counsels Ahmed I. Arogha and S. Hussaini asked for a trial date and accelerated hearing of the matter.  However, counsel to the defendant, Emmanuel Isangidoho, told the court that he had filed an application for bail for his client and urged the court to admit him to bail.

Justice Ojukwu granted the defendant bail in the sum of N10, 000,000.00 (Ten million Naira) with one surety in like sum. The surety must depose to an affidavit of means, provide 2 recent passports photograph and 3 years tax clearance certificate. The surety should write an undertaken to produce the defendant throughout the trial and all the documents of the surety must be verified by the Registrar.

Justice Ojukwu also ordered the defendant to be remanded in prison custody pending the perfection of his bail.

The case has been adjourned to 12, 26 April, and 3, 4 May, 2017 for trial
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See crowd as cat allegedly turns into an old woman in Lagos after being stoned by a boy (Photos)

Its been really a day of 'Turning'. Few hours earlier we posted a story about how a flying bird allegedly fell down and turned into a woman in PH.

Here is a similar story as shared by Facebook user, Energetic Jay a cat allegedly turned into an old woman after it was stoned by a boy. Jay wrote
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'Wonders....I use to think it's only in Nigerian movie,cat do turn to human.. Not until one happen for my area this morning... A cat when stoned by a little boy , turned into a woman with grey hair.. Confessing that they are sixteen in number... Abeg, I wan relocate ooo'

'Live in my area.............this one no be Nigerian movie ooo .. a cat after being stoned, turned to a woman with grey hair......"
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Acid attack survivor disfigured by ex-lover shares her story to warn ladies in abusive relationships (Photos)


After enduring almost 10 years of abuse, Shondel Williamson, 26, summoned enough courage to walk away from the toxic relationship, taking her two young children with her.
Just when she was starting to rebuild her life, working and caring for her two boys, her life changed tragically within a twinkle of an eye. 
Her former lover and father of her children, Alfred De Younge attacked her with acid, burning away her nose, eyes and upper body.


According to Capitol News, the perpetrator disguised himself as a woman and gained access to her friend's house in Amsterdam Berbice, Guyana, where she was staying and poured the acid on her while screaming, "If I cant have you, no one else can"
Williamson was hospitalised at the Georgetown Public Hospital for almost nine weeks fighting to save her sight. Her face is badly disfigured and the extent of her injuries are so severe that she is not able to receive care in Guyana. Therefore she must travel overseas for treatment to reconstruct her face and save her sight.
Fortunately, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Saving Hands Emergency Aid (SHEA) has been able to secure treatment services for her at a top US hospital, where she will receive state of the art treatment, from some of the best doctors in the field.
Despite her challenges, she intends on becoming an advocate for domestic violence and wants both women and men in abusive relationship to walk away before it is too late.

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Toolz: Nigerian curvy radio personality returns to school, now a student of London college of fashion

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The talk show host and presenter shared photos of her with the caption(s) '#Earlier on my way to school... #OOTD " and "School is over...off to do my homework.. #BackToSchool".
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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

I dey see my period - Mavins boss

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Mavins boss and legendary music producer , Don jazzy took to Instagram to show off his Bentley car.

Not only did he show us his car but also his jaw dropping swag which he captioned
” Red Tuesday. I dey see my period” .

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Davido hospitalized over an undisclosed illness

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HKN Gang boss and Aye crooner, Davido, who is at the center of a paternity scandal, has been hospitalized over an undisclosed illness. We
will keep you update when the full gist comes.

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