South African anti-apartheid figure, Andrew Mlangeni, who stood trial alongside Nelson Mandela in the 1963-64 Rivonia Trial, has died at the age of 95. Mlangeni's death was announced on Wednesday, July 22. He was the last surviving Rivonia trialist, spending more than a quarter of a century imprisoned on Cape Town’s notorious Robben Island before his release in 1989.
July 22, 2020
Gabon President Ali Bongo on Thursday, July 16, promoted his defense minister, Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda to prime minister, making her the first woman in the country to hold the office of Prime Minister.
Liz Anjorin has insisted that she's her husband's only legal wife and the other women her husband was pictured getting intimate with are the works of "haters". She said she has known her husband for 14 years and she knows "all of his activities" including "who he has dated and been with". She added that he just lives alone in his apartment and he doesn't have the strength to keep two wives, let alone 6 wives.
Nigerians have taken social media to react to the video of the NDDC acting managing director, Professor Kenebradikumo Pondei, fainting at the House of Representatives' investigative panel today July 20.
NDDC boss says N641m was paid to a company to employ people to identify the commission's projects; fails to account for N536m budgeted for another project (video)
Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei, acting managing director of the NDDC, today disclosed that the Commission under his stewardship, paid N641 million to one Clear Point communication, to help employ persons to help identify projects being executed by the commission in the region. When asked to explain what the money was paid for and if it was budgeted for, Pondei said the money was paid to Clear Point Communications for a variety of purposes all related to the Forensic audit.
Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, today July 20, disclosed that most of the contracts in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) are given to members of the National Assembly. He said this when he appeared before the house of representatives committee probing the commission.
Recovered vehicles were auctioned to Presidential Villa and ministries – Suspended EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu says
Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, has told the Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential panel investigating his activities as chairman of the antigraft commission, that some of the vehicles recovered from looters were auctioned to the Presidential Villa, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development as well as the Federal Inland Revenue Services and other agencies.
37-year-old rap queen, Nicki Minaj is expecting their first child. Minaj made the announcement on Monday, July 20, by sharing her baby bump photos on Instagram and it came with the caption "#Preggers."In another photo shared on her Instagram page, a blue-haired Minaj stands and was also spotted cradling her bump.
He has been sick for two weeks – NDDC management speaks on its acting MD, Keme Pondei fainting at the House of Reps panel
The management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says the acting Managing Director of its interim management committee, Prof. Keme Pondei, has been ill for two weeks now and that he ignored his doctors’ advice not to attend the investigative hearing of the House of Representatives today July 20.
Speaker of the house of representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has stated that the acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Kemebradikumo Pondei, will no longer appear before the panel probing him and the agency. Recall that Pondei was enmeshed in a drama today July 20, after fainting at the venue of the probe.
The funeral of President Buhari's ally, Isa Funtua, took place in Abuja today July 21. Isa died in an Abuja hospital of a heart attack on Monday, July 20. He was interred at the Gudu Cemetery in Abuja.
President Buhari says the death of one of his closest ally, Ismaila Isa Funtua, has created a huge gap. Funtua died at an Abuja hospital on Monday night, July 20 after suffering a massive heart attack. In a statement released by his media aide, Garba Shehu, President Buhari said the deceased stood by him during his political journey.
Jude Bellingham becomes world's most-expensive 17-year-old after joining Borussia Dortmund in a £25m deal
Borussia Dortmund has unveiled the signing of Jude Bellingham from Birmingham in a £25million deal. The English footballer, who plays as a midfielder has now become the world's most expensive 17-year-old, following his deal to the German club. It is believed Bellingham will earn £52,000 a week after penning the bumper contract which will likely see his former club earn in excess of £30m should certain performance targets be met.
Breaking: NDDC acting MD passes out while testifying before House of Representatives Probe panel (video)
Kemebradikumo Pondei, acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), passed out while giving an account of his stewardship at the investigative panel of the House of Representatives Committee probing the commission today July 20.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has unveiled the identity of the secondary school classmate who knocked down Tolulope Arotile, Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot. Ibikunle Daramola, air force spokesman gave the name of the man as Nehemiah Adejoh and also disclosed that he and two other civilians were at the Nigerian Air Force base in Kaduna to visit the wife of a squadron leader. He further revealed that Tolulope Arotile was awaiting deployment for her next assignment when the sad incident occurred.
"I’m his legal wife" Liz Anjorin says as it's revealed her new husband has 5 other wives and multiple kids
Liz Anjorin and her new husband have spoken about their love for a new interview granted after their quiet wedding. They spoke about their relationship, why it took them 14 years to get married, and why they had a quiet wedding. This comes after it was revealed that Liz's husband, Lateef Adegboyega Lawal, has 5 wives and multiple kids. Speaking to Punch, actress Liz Anjorin said “I am happy because I’m with my best friend.
Actress Liz Anjorin is married. The entrepreneur, who has a daughter from a previous relationship, had her traditional wedding last week, It was reportedly a low-key affair and most of her Nollywood colleagues were not aware.
July 16, 2020
More details have emerged about the demise of Nigeria’s first female combat pilot, Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, who died at the Nigerian Air Force Base in Kaduna State on Tuesday. The 24-year-old was said to have been hit by a car driven by a former classmate who wanted to greet her.
July 14, 2020
The Christian Association of Nigeria in Oyo town has protested against the role allegedly being played by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, in an ongoing land tussle between the association and other parties in the town. The Christian body alleged that Oba Adeyemi had sold parts of its 96 plots of land at Ayetoro to some investors.
Suspected Nigerian fraudster Ramon Abbas a.k.a Hushpuppi has been denied bail in the United States in spite of his lawyer, Gal Pissetzky insisting that his job as an Instagram celebrity paid for the $10,000 monthly rent on his luxury Dubai flat.
'Don't do it!' - Distressed girlfriend pleaded with Elvis Presley's grandson, Benjamin Keough before 'he shot himself in the chest'
A distressed woman believed to be Benjamin Keough's girlfriend was heard screaming "don't do it" before the 27-year-old grandson of Elvis Presley died of a gunshot wound in the early hours of Sunday morning, Police said Lisa Marie Presley's son Benjamin Keough, 27, died after reportedly shooting himself in the torso at his family's luxury Calabasas, California mansion.
I'm the only woman that has slapped Akpabio - Former NDDC Acting MD, Joy Nunieh accuses Minister of Niger Delta Affairs of sexual harassment (video)
Former Acting Managing Director of Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Joy Nunieh has accused Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs of sexually harassing her.
Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says allegations that the Commission under him re-looted interests on the funds recovered from looters, is false.
Magu could not account for 332 recovered properties, he turned the EFCC to a glorified police station - Presidential panel
The Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Assets (PCARA) has released its own report on how Ibrahim Magu headed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before being suspended as the agency's acting chairman.
Biola Ebila, said to be the leader of notorious ‘One Million Boys’ gang in Ibadan has been shot dead.
July 07, 2020
More details have emerged on how Ibrahim Magu, acting EFCC chairman, was whisked away by security agents earlier today. Mr. Magu’s arrest on Monday afternoon at the Wuse II office of the EFCC. Multiple sources said that the security agents who arrested Mr. Magu took him directly to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he was to appear before a presidential panel investigating alleged corruption and insubordination.
Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has been arrested by the Department of State Services. He was arrested at the Wuse II office of the DSS on Monday afternoon and is now undergoing interrogation at the DSS Headquarters In Aso Drive. The DSS in a 2016 report revealed that Magu was living in an N40m mansion.
July 04, 2020
As expected, with the arrest of Hushpuppi came the barrage of criticism and condemnation. However Nigerians have refused to see it as an opportunity to look inside and condemn not just the man who was caught but also the system and culture that produced him. It is important to condemn and reform the system and culture because there are many more Hushpuppis out there and many more to come in the future if the machinery of the Nigerian culture and system continues as is.
July 02, 2020
A woman and her son have been arrested after the son raped his two young cousins living with them, leading to the death of one of the girls.5-year-old Kadijah M. Saccoh and her sister were living with their aunt and her son in her home in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The burial of ex-beauty queen and event planner, Ibidun Ajayi-Ighodalo, took place at the Vaults and Gardens cemetery in Lagos state today June 20.
Ramon Igbalode Abbas a.k.a Hushpuppi and Olalekan Jacon Ponle a.k. Mr. Woodberry are currently trending on Twitter after Dubai police confirmed in a statement that the suspected Nigerian fraudsters have been extradited to the United States.
Makinde claimed he called me but he never did, we will all die one day - Ajimobi's widow, Florence fires back at Oyo state Governor (video)
Florence, widow of former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi has slammed Governor Seyi Makinde over the way she and her husband were treated during his sickness and after his demise. Ajimobi's widow who spoke while receiving a delegation of Governors who were at their Oluyole residence to commiserate with her family accused Seyi Makinde's administration of playing "dirty politics" with her husband's death.
We went against the rules guiding land use in GRAs to allow Ajimobi's burial - Governor Seyi Makinde
Governor Seyi Makinde has revealed that his administration went against the land-use rule in Oyo state to give approval for the burial of former Governor of the state, Abiola Ajimobi at his Oluyole Estate residence.
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected a suit filed by Senator Dino Melaye, challenging some sections of the controversial Control of Infectious Diseases Bill 2020, also referred to as the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Bill. Delivering judgment in the suit today June 30, Justice Ojukwu held that her court lacked the jurisdiction to hear and determine issues raised in the suit by Melaye.
Governor Rotimi Akeredelo has tested positive for the novel Coronavirus. The 63-year-old Ondo state governor announced this at a press conference in Akure, the state capital today June 30.''I had malaria a few days ago and was treated.
Voice note from Olamide Alli before she was killed by fiancé Chris Ndukwe shows her voicing her concerns to a friend about marrying him
The late Olamide Alli, who was murdered by her fiancé, Chris Ndukwe, had concerns about marrying him and she voiced those concerns to friends in a voice note that has now been made public. In the VN from 2018, Olamide told the friend that her wedding to Chris has been scheduled for October of that year, however, she wasn't sure she wanted to get married to him.
A Trust Fund for the children of late Olamide Alli, who was murdered by her fiancé, Chris Ndukwe, has exceeded the 20 Million Naira target.
"What is happening to Christians and churches qualifies fully as persecution''- Rev Chris Oyakhilome (video)
Reverend Chris Oyakhilome, the senior pastor of Christ Embassy, has once again kicked against the COVID-19 guidelines issued by the government for religious gatherings.
'What is happening to Tinubu is a judgment of God. He'll vomit everything he has stolen' - Bode George blows hot
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain, Olabode George, has slammed former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, saying the All Progressive Congress party leader is responsible for the reported crisis in the ruling party.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and wife, Edith, have tested positive for Coronavirus.
A Nigerian Doctor has narrated how an 8 months pregnant woman who had a "little quarrel" with her husband today July 1, chopped off his penis.
774,000 jobs: Nigerians react to Tinubu’s daughter, MC Oluomo being part of the committee to supervise FG's recruitment
Nigerians have reacted to report of Tinubu’s daughter and Iyaloja-General, Folasade Tinubu-Ojo; and the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos State, Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo being part of the 20-member committee that will supervise the recruitment of 20,000 Lagos youths into Federal Government's Special Public Works Programme.