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Photos: Protesting NLC members, security agents clash at Chris Ngige’s house

Yesterday, Wednesday 8th of May, there was a physical confrontation between members of NLC who had matched to the front of the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige’s house protesting the refusal by the Minister to inaugurate the Board of NISTF and security agents. The members who matched to the Minister’s house to protest were allegedly attacked by security agents. One of the injured NLC member (pictured above), was rushed to the National hospital in Abuja. All photos taken by Gbemiga Olamikan. More below…

Photo: Internet fraudster bags 6 Months for £18,500 fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 secured the conviction of Eric Ogbemudia at the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State. Ogbemudia was arraigned on a one-count charge of obtaining the sum of Eighteen Thousand Five Hundred Pounds Sterling by false pretence. The charge reads: "That you, Eric Ogbemudia (alias David Mark) on or about the 17th August 2015, in Benin within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did with intent to defraud obtained the sum of £18,500.00 (Eighteen Thousand Five Hundred Pounds Sterling) from Mrs. Joan Gallyot, a British national under the pretense that she is one of the lucky winners of $852,000.00 (Eight hundred and Fifty-Two Thousand Dollars) Chevron/Texaco donation under its poverty reduction programme and that the money was for delivery charges of the cheque to her in the United Kingdom which you knew is false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1) b

OOU student dies in Barca vs Liverpool match stampede (photo)

A 200 Level Architecture student of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ibogun campus, Ogun State, has died. He died in a stampede during the Champions League match between Liverpool and Barcelona. The stampede occurred at a viewing center after a student felt something crawling on his leg and thought it was a snake. Everyone wanted to run after he raised the false alarm and sadly Gbenga Olukoyi was got in it. The rush to exit the place left over 40 students injured. Gbenga was rushed to the hospital but shortly gave him the ghost, when those who rushed him there couldn’t make an initial deposit.

Davido’s 2nd babymama graduates from university

She lives in the US tho, and studied there. Amanda recently graduated and here are photos from the occasion. She shares a daughter, Hailey with Davido.

Germany opening its first electric highway for trucks

Many of us have come across a train or bus that takes advantage of overhead power lines, pantographs stretched upwards, providing the vehicle in question with the electricity needed to continue on.  Now, the first eHighways in Germany will help electrified trucks roll down the highway without contributing to air pollution. The German state of Hesse on Tuesday opened its first stretch of eHighway, featuring overhead power lines meant to deliver charge to electrified trucks as they travel. It's still in the pilot phase, covering just a six-mile stretch of autobahn near Frankfurt, but it will function with normal traffic operating around the trucks that can take advantage of the tech. It'll stay there until 2022, at which point the German government will determine whether to expand the project's scope. It works just like the overhead power lines you're used to seeing on other methods of transportation. An electrified truck extends conductor rods to the power line

I didn’t just blow last year, Burna Boy lauds his rhythm again

Burna Boy is out there saying it loud for people that said he ‘blew’ only last year. According to Burna Boy, he has been given them back to back hit since 2012 and you better believe… Continue to see the rest of his tweets below… If you don’t beat the drums yourself, who will do it for you?

Kidnapping: Cross River NMA threatens to pull doctors out at both private & public hospitals

The Nigeria Medical Association in Cross River State says it will withdraw medical services on Thursday (today) following incessant kidnapping of its members. In a communiqué jointly signed by its Chairman, Dr Agam Ayuk and, the Secretary, Dr Ezoke Epoke, after its emergency general meeting on Wednesday in Calabar, the association said it was compelled to issue the threat after one of its members, Dr Ogbonna Uchenna-Aju, was abducted on May 3. Uchenna-Aju was on a trip from Ogoja Local Government Area to his house in Obudu Local Government Area in the state when he was kidnapped. The communiqué said the incident had brought psychological trauma and emotional destabilisation to members of his family and the NMA in the state. “The state government and security agencies are given 48 hours to facilitate the unconditional release of Dr Ogbonna Uchenna-Aju. Failure to secure his release at the expiration of this ultimatum, the NMA in Cross River State will proceed on a total and in

Okowa declares state of emergency on water, sanitation

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has declared a state of emergency on the water and sanitation sectors of the state, observing that a lot was required for the nation to provide public water and sanitation facilities for her growing population. Okowa, while inaugurating a high-powered steering committee, which has him as Chairman to coordinate the Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Services, WASH, and proffer effective reforms as well as formulate policies to end open defecation, said the water and sanitation sectors were receiving more funding in the state. He said: “In the next four years, we will increase the allocation to water and sanitation sectors and hold those within the sectors accountable as we intend to have good value for any money released. “Water, as the saying goes, is life. But regrettably, we have not done enough collectively as a nation in the provision of public water and sanitation facilities for our ever-growing population. “Nigeria currently ranks

Ajimobi seeks state police to tackle armed banditry

Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has renewed his advocacy for the introduction of state police to curb armed banditry and insecurity threatening the country. He restated this position yesterday while hosting the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 11, Mr. Leye Oyebade, in his office, in Ibadan. He appealed to the Federal Government to invest in cutting-edge technology that would aid reconnaissance and intelligence gathering to preempt crimes before being committed. If established, he said state police would have the benefit of good community relations, adding that increase in the funding of the police force and adequate provision of logistics would also boost the morale of the personnel.

Rare photo of Agbani Darego and son

Too cute… If you zoom the pic you will get to see her son better (his face not showing tho)

Photo: Ganduje signs Emir’s Appointment and Deposition bill into law

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje yesterday assented to the long-awaited Emir’s Appointment and Deposition Amendment Law, 2019, at the 136th state council meeting. The event was witnessed by the Speaker of the State Assembly and other principal officers. The House of Assembly yesterday passed into law the Bill for the creation of four new emirates. The proposed emirates, Rano, Gaya, Bichi and Karaye, are to be upgraded into first class status. The bill was an amendment of the Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Law 1984, to pave the way for the decentralisation of the Kano Emirate Council.

No going back on Saraki probe, EFCC says

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday said it will not go back on its current probe of the tenure of Senate President Bukola Saraki when he was governor of Kwara State from 2003 to 2011. The anti-graft agency said it has a sacred mandate to rid the country of corruption, no matter whose ox is gored. It said Saraki has no need to fret as long as he has no skeletons in his cupboard. This was disclosed in a statement, which reads; “The EFCC has taken note of the reactions of Senate President Bukola Saraki to the commission’s inquiries regarding his earnings as Kwara State governor as well as on the quality of his financial stewardship in the Senate. “While it is his prerogative to ventilate his views on the matter as he deems fit, the commission takes great exception at the desperate attempt to cast a slur on its investigative activities by portraying Saraki as a victim of persecution. “Furthermore, the agency finds the attempt by the Senate President t

I have suffered ten times more in APC than in PDP, Governor Okorocha speaks

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, said the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) has inflicted the greatest devilish political machinations against his person ten times more than what he would have experienced were he to be in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Okorocha, who said he remains a staunch member of the APC despite efforts to frustrate him out of the party, berated its National Chairman, Adams Oshimhole and some leaders for working with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure he does not get his certificate of return as the duly elected senator for Imo West Senatorial District. He said it was regrettable the evil that made him to leave the PDP and join forces with the progressives had become more fiery within the ruling party and large dose of that was being inflicted on him with aim of damaging his political career. The embattled governor spoke at an interactive session with newsmen in Abuja. He said: “The evil I feared in the PDP has bef

Don’t tell a police officer ‘shoot me if you can’! Police warns on twitter

Simi’s reply to a fan who thinks her ring nose isn’t cool

Lol, I don’t even get

EFCC Arrests 15 Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Port Harcourt’s Zonal Office, have arrested fifteen suspected internet fraudsters in a late- evening raid on Blue Chip Hotels, Rumuigbo, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The suspects, who are between the ages of 18 and 30, were nabbed while relaxing in their hotel hide – out. Their arrest followed surveillance and intelligence reports on their activities and a response to the resolve of the Acting Executive Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu to rid the nation of internet fraudsters. Among the suspects are five young ladies and ten young men. They are: Tamunotonye Tolofari; Isaac Michael; Kingdom Ekekwu; Daniel Uwalaka; Godswill Agwu; Innocent Daniel; Prince Amaya; Tiemo Ipite; Nduah Gentle; Stella Gbarakoro; Christiana Cletus; Anita Jane; Best Noble, Nduah Precious and Emeka Chibuike Emeka. Items recovered from them are laptops and phones. The suspects have made useful statements to the Commission and would soon

Tyra Banks comes out of modeling retirement to cover the Sports Illustrated 2019 swimsuit issue

Model, TV personality, activist and entrepreneur Tyra Banks returns to the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, more than two decades after being the first black woman to grace the cover of the magazine alone in 1997. Banks came out of modeling retirement specifically for her 2019 SI Swim photo shoot, photographed in Great Exuma, Bahamas, by Laretta Houston. The star poses in a yellow Andi Bagus string bikini as she gives her signature smouldering smize to the world. “My first one was 23 years ago, how crazy is that,” an excited Banks said on Good Morning America where she revealed her new cover. “I’m like damn — I’m 45 dog!”

Sanwo Olu begins course in Havard weeks to Inauguration

Barely three weeks to the change of leadership in Lagos State, Governor-elect, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has left the country for a short course in 'leading economic growth' at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government . According to him, he is taking the course in order to help him improve Lagos state.

Ebonyi: permanent secretary hopefuls fail to recite national anthem

Several permanent secretary hopefuls in Ebonyi on Tuesday failed to recite the national anthem, states and capitals, among other questions they were asked in an interview session. The oral interview which came after a written test was supervised by Gov. David Umahi and his Deputy Mr Kelechi Igwe, who was the chairman of the interview committee. The interview session was televised live by the state’s television network and watched by hundreds of people across the state. Two of the permanent secretary hopefuls, who are top civil servants, failed to recite the national anthem while another two could not recite the states in Nigeria and their capitals. A particular candidate said that the capital of Kwara is Kwara and that capital of Lagos is Lagos while another said that the Anambra capital is Anambra. An amused Umahi jokingly told one of the interviewees to ask her children at home to teach her how to recite the states and their capitals. The governor noted that two persons

Kano Assembly reduces Emir Sanusi’s influence, creates four new emirates

The Kano State House of Assembly has passed the bill for the creation of four additional first class Emirates. The additional first class Emirates include Rano, Gaya, Karaya and Bichi Emirates. This follows the approval of the amendment of the local government and chieftaincy affairs law by the lawmakers, during their sitting on Wednesday. In a motion presented to the House by the Majority Leader Baffa Babba, the House unanimously agreed that creation of more Emirates will assist in job creation, dispute, and community conflict resolutions among others. The passage of this bill paves way for the decentralisation of the Kano Emirate council thereby decentralising the power of Emir of Kano, Channels Television reports. Although, the State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje is yet to assent the bill, it is expected that the bill will be presented to him for approval.

China builds 158 Internet hospitals to curb congestion

China's medical authority said Wednesday that 158 Internet hospitals had been built, as a lack of medical resources in the countryside and congestion in large urban hospitals are prompting the country to offer medical services online. Mao Qun'an, a director of the National Health Commission, said at the second Digital China Summit that 19 provinces, or over half of China's provincial-level regions, had established provincial telemedicine platforms. The central government has also earmarked 670 million yuan (99 million US dollars) in special funds to add telemedical and other equipment in primary-level health institutions in impoverished counties. The commission is now working to realize online services in second and tertiary hospitals, he said. China's has a three-tier hospital grading system with the tertiary being the highest. Internet hospitals refer to those offering medical services, such as consultation and diagnosis, online. In particular, they are expe

Oyetola, Adeleke know fate thursday as Appeal Court delivers judgment

The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last governorship poll in the state, Ademola Adeleke will know their fate on Thursday as the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal is set to deliver judgment. The court, on Wednesday, issued hearing notices for the judgment and had them served on all the parties to the four pending appeals relating to the disputed poll. A five-man panel led by Justice Jummai Sankey had, on April 24, heard three appeals and a cross-appeal filed in relation to the Osun State governorship election and reserved its judgments on the appeal. With Justice Sankey presiding, other members of the appeal panel which heard the four appeals were Justices Abubakar Yahaya, George Mbaba, Isaiah Akeju and Bitrus Sanga. At the hearing on April 24, Oyetola of Osun State, his party, the All Progressives Congress, and the Independent National Electoral Commission urged the court to upturn the March 22, 2019 majority judgment

Meghan dresses baby in £169 outfit for first photo

He may have only been in the world less than three days but Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's son is already proving to be a fashion icon. The tiny bundle of joy made his first public appearance today swaddled in a traditional merino wool 'leaves & flowers' shawl from royal favourites G.H.Hurt & Son. Baby Sussex also wore an adorable hat from the same designer. However, if parents want their little ones to be dressed like the newest royal it will come with a hefty price tag - £169 to be precise. The shawl is priced at £105 while the baby hat and mitten set costs £64.

Toolz’ response to instagram fan who says she should ‘tuck her breast in’

A follower of Toolz on instagram has asked her to ‘tuckher breast in’ after the OAP and mom of one posted the above photo. According to the follower, Toolz need to respect her husband. Toolz who was shocked about her anger replied her husband took the pic and many of her followers have also defended her saying, nothing is showing. Toolz also has her own response for her, see below…

Octopus sucks onto woman’s face and won’t let go as she tries to eat it alive

This is the moment an octopus decided he wasn’t going to be lunch and staged an impressive fight-back. A Chinese live-streaming host was attempting to eat the eight-armed creature alive. But the octopus fended off her efforts by sticking to her face with its suckers. Video footage shows the woman smile for the camera as she starts to eat the delicacy. But she soon starts screaming in agony after it attaches its tentacles to her skin. At one point, the octopus manages to grab hold of her eye as she struggles to release the suckers from her flesh. The 50-second clip was filmed by a blogger known as ‘seaside girl Little Seven’ on the popular short-video platform Kuaishou. At the start of the footage, she can be heard telling viewers ‘look how hard it’s sucking’ as she attempts to remove a tentacle from her upper lip. The octopus was clearly not going down without a fight and would not let go. ‘Seaside girl Little Seven’ starts to scream, telling viewers that it is ‘painful’

Elderly Nigerain man defines the meaning of dating

Oshey baddest!

Tribunal Begins Hearing in Atiku, 3 Others’ Petition against Buhari’s Election

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday commence hearing in the petitions filed by candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, his party, the PDP and three other political parties and their presidential candidates against the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and his party the All Progressives Congress (APC) with an appeal to litigants to shun actions that may put the panel in a negative light. Atiku and three other presidential candidates are challenging the outcome of the February 23 presidential election in which President Muhammadu Buhari was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Chairman of the five member panel, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, who made the appeal, at the special sitting of the panel, specifically warned counsel and parties in the various petitions to avoid discussing daily proceedings of the tribunal in the media and other public space. Bulkachu

Timi Dakolo shares photos of his beautiful daughters

Timi Dakolo has taking to instagram to share photos of his beautiful daughters, Hallel and Zoe, saying he will cry on their wedding days, and he means real cry and begged no one to ask him why he will. Captioning the pics, he wrote… ''LET ME JUST SAY THIS NOW,IF YOU GET INVITED TO THEIR WEDDING,PLEASE DON’T JUST COME WITH GIFTS AND LOVELY THINGS TO PRESENT TO THEM,BRING A LOT OF HANDKERCHIEFS BECAUSE THEIR FATHER IS GOING TO CRY A LOT ON THAT DAY,I MEAN CRY A LOT AND DON’T ASK ME WHY.#fatherdaughter #fatherhood #daughters #yardpeople''

Savage reason Khloe Kardashian is never invited to Met Gala

The brutal reason behind Khloe Kardashian's absence from this year's Met Gala has been revealed - and it's not pretty reading. The 34-year-old mum of one was a notable face missing from the pink carpet outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Monday night, despite her sisters Kim, Kendall and Kylie Jenner - plus their momager Kris Jenner - all getting invites. But there's a good reason why she wasn't there: Vogue editor Anna Wintour doesn't think she's famous enough. Kim, who graces the cover of this month's American Vogue, also finds it hard to share the spotlight with her siblings, sources claim. "Kim lives for the event and she would never want her Kardashian sisters there because that would take the attention away from her," one insider told Radar Online. "Everyone in the family knows that it is Kim's night. She literally talks about it all year long." But while Khloe has been in almost as many headl

Meet the guy who says he is inspired by Bobrisky

Aww Bobrisky has started inspiring people. Lol, we just knew it was a matter of time. So this dude named Emmy Risky took to Facebook to share sexy photos of himself saying he got inspired by cross-dresser, Bobrisky. More 'sexy' photos below...