July 22, 2020

South African anti-apartheid icon, Andrew Mlangeni, dies at 95

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.

Gabon appoints first female Prime Minister, Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda

 Gabon appoints first female Prime Minister, Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda
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.

"He didn't marry them legally" Liz Anjorin insists she's her husband's only legal wife

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 react to video of NDDC boss fainting at the investigative panel

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

Most contracts in NDDC are awarded to National Assembly members- Godswill Akpabio (video)

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.

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

Nicki Minaj is pregnant with her first child. See baby bump photos

Nicki Minaj is pregnant with her first child. See baby bump photos
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.

Acting NDDC MD, Kemebradikumo Pondei will no longer appear before probe panel - Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the house of representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has stated that the acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

Photos from the funeral of President Buhari's close ally, Isa Funtua

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 mourns his close ally, Isa Funtua, who died of heart attack

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

Jude Bellingham becomes world
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.

Air force unveils identity of classmate who knocked down Arotile, shares details of investigation

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 quietly gets married (photos)

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

First female combat helicopter pilot hit by ex-classmate’s car – NAF

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

CAN tackles Alaafin over alleged sale of church land

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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.

Hushpuppi denied bail in the US

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.

Recovered funds don’t generate interest - Ibrahim Magu counters presidential panel

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. 

Ibadan ‘One Million Boys’ gang leader, Ebila shot dead

Biola Ebila, said to be the leader of notorious ‘One Million Boys’ gang in Ibadan has been shot dead.

July 07, 2020

How EFCC’s Magu was arrested

More details have emerged on how Ibrahim Magu, acting EFCC chairman, was whisked away by security agents earlier today.

BREAKING: DSS Arrests EFCC Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has been arrested by the Department of State Services.

July 04, 2020

The Hushpuppi in all of Us

As expected, with the arrest of Hushpuppi came the barrage of criticism and condemnation.

July 02, 2020

5-year-old girl dies after her cousin raped her and her 8-year-old sister

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.

Late Ibidun Ajayi-Ighodalo's body laid to rest in Lagos (photos/videos)

Late Ibidun Ajayi-Ighodalo
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.

Court dismisses suit against Oshiomhole.

A lawsuit filed against the immediate past Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, and three others have been dismissed by a Federal High Court (FCT) sitting in Jabi, Abuja.

Nigerians react to Hushpuppi and Woodberry's extradition to the United States

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

We went against the rules guiding land use in GRAs to allow Ajimobi
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.

Billionaire businessman Chief Akindele dies at 88

Billionaire businessman and father of one of Nigeria's leading fashion designers, Folake Akindele-Coker, Chief Bode Akindele, has died.

Court rejects Dino Melaye’s suit challenging the Infectious Disease Billa

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.

Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu tests positive for Coronavirus (video)

Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu tests positive for Coronavirus (video)
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

Voice note from Olamide Alli before she was killed by fianc? 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.

Nigerians contribute 22 million Naira for slain Olamide Alli's children

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)

"What is happening to Christians and churches qualifies fully as  persecution
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.

Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa and wife test positive for COVID-19

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and wife, Edith, have tested positive for Coronavirus.

Pregnant woman chops off husband's penis (graphic photos)

Pregnant woman chops off husband

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.
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