Friday, 2 December 2016

I Threw Away My Green Card – Wole Soyinka

Nigerian Nobel prize-winning author Wole Soyinka said Thursday he has fulfilled his pledge to throw away his US residency green card and leave the country if Donald Trump won the presidential election.

I have already done it, I have disengaged (from the United States). I have done what I said I would do,” the 82-year-old told AFP on the sidelines of an education conference at the University of Johannesburg.

Parents Chain 14-Year-Old Girl

It was learnt that the parents tied her by the neck and legs for habitually running away from home, which they ascribed to mental illness.

A resident who spoke with the daily said that, “The parents locked the girl up. She is about 14 years old. She was chained naked to the burglary inside the room by the neck and legs.  Policemen came to rescue the girl. Her parents later turned themselves in at the station. They said the girl had been a disgrace to the family.”

Onyeka’s father said, “She

13 Lecturers sacked over sexual offences

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) on Thursday announced the dismissal of some senior lecturers, and the termination of appointments of other workers in Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi.
According to him, the development was the outcome of an investigation following a publication by The Punch newspaper of April 9, 2016, with the title: ‘School Where Prostitutes Assist Male Students To Get Marks’.

Osun State Rank Highest In Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has recently conducted a survey in Nigeria to identify the states with highest record of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

In the survey by UNFPA, Osun State recorded highest prevalence of FGM in Nigeria with over 76.3 per cent.
Damilola Obinna, a Gender Analyst with UNFPA, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that FGM was high in the South-Western region of Nigeria in spite of the geo-political zone’s high literacy and awareness rate.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Mugabe in surprise visit to Malaysia

 92-year-old strongman Robert Mugabe will pay a surprise one-day working visit to Malaysia on Friday, the Southeast Asian country said.
Malaysia’s government said late Thursday Mugabe will have a meeting with Prime Minister Najib Razak but otherwise gave scant details on the purpose of the rare visit or the reason for the last-minute notification.
The foreign ministry said it was the Zimbabwean president’s first working visit to Malaysia since 2000, but he has previously visited Malaysia and Singapore for medical procedures.

South Africa students, police clash again

Campuses nationwide including the University of Cape Town, the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the University of Pretoria have all been hit by violence, arson and closures.

The wave of protests was triggered by a government announcement that universities would set their own fee increases but that next year’s hikes could be as high as eight percent.

ECOWAS and UN to fight drug trafficking

The agreement was sealed at the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The letter of cooperation, which was signed by the ECOWAS President, Marcel de Souza, and Mr. Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of UNODC on behalf of the two institutions, indicates that they would constantly evolve measures and programmes to check the crimes and develop economic and human development in the region.

WHO develops electronic solution to child, maternal deaths

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has developed an electronic solution using hospital-based study on 10,000 pregnant women in Nigeria and Uganda to reduce the high labour-related child and maternal death rate in sub-Saharan Africa.

The software, an electronic health solution, tagged Simplified, Effective, Labour Monitoring-to-Action (SELMA) tool, would be built into mobile phones, tablets

52 killed in festival stampede in Ethiopia

Chaos erupted after police charged stone-throwing protesters and fired tear gas, triggering a stampede,

The regional government said in a statement that 52 people had died after panic swept through the crowd of tens of thousands of people, with some festival-goers falling into a deep ravine.

The battle for 2019 - By Reuben Abati

One of the most frustrating things about Nigeria’s political history is how it keeps repeating itself and nothing ever seems to change. The present administration has not yet spent up to two years in office and already the language of politics is dominated by the phrase: “the battle for 2019.” Nobody is talking about the next general election of 2019, but “the battle!” As is crystally evident, the 2019 general elections are likely to end up as one big nationwide war, and this won’t be a war of ideas, but a war of egos, of ambitions, and utter desperation for power.
Perhaps what makes this prospect even more believable is the narrative already being peddled that the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari may decide to

Monday, 3 October 2016

Government contradicting itself on Chibok girls’ rescue

Addressing a press conference on Friday to mark 900 days since the girls were abducted, Obiageli Ezekwesili, leader of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, said Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, and President Muhammadu Buhari are contradicting each other on the federal government’s efforts to rescue the abducted Chibok girls.

In her words:
“Two weeks ago, on 16 September 2016, the Nigerian government, speaking through the Minister of Information, gave an update on its efforts to rescue our missing girls, after a long period of silence. That update, covering activities between July 2015 and December 2015, was the first time ever that a degree of specificity about efforts to rescue the girls was provided by government since their abduction over twenty nine months ago,” Ezekwesili said.

Naira drops to 490/$1, 600/£1

Over the week, the naira has been on a free fall at the parallel market, moving from 439 per dollar on Monday to 490 to the greenback on Friday morning.
The British pound and euro are also currently trading at N600 and N520 respectively.
According to Gwadabe president of the Association of bureau de change operators of Nigeria (ABCON), says, foreigners are mounting pressure

EFCC returnsTimipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state 48 houses

Some of the property are located in Wuse II and Maitama, highbrow areas of Abuja.

According to a report in Punch newspaper, some of the houses,that has the inscription ‘EFCC, Keep Off’, on the gates or fences of the property, had been wiped off the buildings while some had been rented out.

The correspondent, who posed as a prospective tenant, was informed that the rent for the property ranged between N2.5m and N6m per annum.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Son of UNICAL Dean kidnapped

A statement by the Information Officer of the school, Mr Effiong Eyo,  read, “Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers yesterday (Wednesday) stormed the premises of the Dean, Professor Emeka Okwueze who was unavailable at the time of the attack, broke into his house and made away with his Plasma television and his 24 year old son who was the only one at home.

Prophet charged with illegal burial of corpses

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accused, Prophet, Emmanuel Adeyemi,who resides at No. 16, Aderinola Olamiju Close, Unity Estate, Ojodu, a Lagos suburb, is facing a two-count charge of deprivation of liberty and unlawful burial.

Transfer ban on Real Madrid “absurd” – Zidane

FIFA dismissed Real and local rivals Atletico Madrid’s appeals against a two transfer window ban on Thursday, meaning they won’t be able to register any new players until January 2018 unless further appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport are successful.

AY’s 30 days in Atlanta makes 2017 Guinness World Records

 30 days in Atlanta was officially recognized by the 2017 Guinness World Records as one of the films with the highest domestic gross in the territories of Bollywood, Nollywood and Hollywood.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Chibok girls in U.S. ‘used by NGOs to make money’ – Minister, Parents

The federal government and parents of some Chibok schoolgirls that escaped from Boko Haram, have accused non-governmental organisations of using the girls to get donations in the United States.

The minister of Women Affairs, Aishatu Alhassan, was in Maiduguri the Borno state capital, where she met with the parents and later addressed the media.
According to the minister, of the 15 girls currently in the U.S., only five are in schools as promised.

FG approves new brigade headquarters in Yenagoa, Bayelsa.

The Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai said the establishment of the new brigade in Bayelsa state was in furtherance of government’s strategic plan of reinforcing security in the state and by extension, the Niger Delta region.

According to Mr. Buratai, the Niger Delta is very important to the security and economy of the nation due to its closeness to the Gulf of Guinea and its status as an oil rich territory.


Police officer in Ondo state dismissed, for murder

Anthony Nwadike was dismissed from the Nigerian Police for allegedly killing one Sunday Joseph, a commercial motorcyclist, along Odigbo-Omifon Road, Ore, Ondo State.

Mr. Nwadike was said to have shot and killed the commercial motorcyclist (okada rider) on September 4.
He was tried in the Orderly-room, found guilty and

2 Chinese men Kidnapped in Ogun Rescued

Shen Ximing and Wei Futang have been rescued from kidnappers by the police  in Ogun State.
They were kidnapped while working on a quarry site at Odeda, but were rescued about a week later.
They are recuperating at an undisclosed hospital
Acting police spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi told reporters at the command’s headquarters at Eleweran, Abeokuta, that the expatriates were rescued on Wednesday.

BBOG campaign “It is an act of solidarity for the children".- WOLE SOYINKA

Prof Soyinka spoke was speaking at the 20th anniversary of Halifield Schools, Maryland, Lagos yesterday.

The nobel leaureates faulted the police in there efforts to clamp down on the protest by the BBOG, he said, in his words...

  “It is an act of solidarity for the children. Otherwise, when you stop these demonstrations, you are saying “forget about the children,

FRSC to deploy 20,000 personnel, 697 patrol vehicles, 283 motorbikes, for Sallah patrol

Corps Marshall of the Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi, noted that though the corps’ recorded a reduction in road crashes between January and August is an improvement of the figures recorded between the same period in 2015, figures of crashes and road incidents are unacceptable and must brought down significantly.

 According to the Head Media Relations and Strategy of the Corps, Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Marshal’s   while deploying 20,000 personnel, 697 patrol vehicles, 283 motorbikes, 76 ambulances

Inspector general of Police ban on public protest is illegal, says Falana

The Inspector general of Police gave the directive on Wednesday following a “clash” between the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaigners and a pro- President Muhammadu Buhari group in Abuja, on Wednesday.

But activist and lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has described

INEC postpones Edo election to Sept 28

Solomon Soyebi, INEC national commissioner in-charge of voter education and publicity, made the disclosure on Thursday during a press conference at INEC’s office in Benin.

Indian acid attack survivor models in New York Fashion show

An Indian teenager who lost an eye and had her face disfigured in an acid attack has received a rapturous response on the catwalk in New York..
Reshma Qureshi, 19, brushed off nerves to stride the runway like a professional.... MORE PICTURES AFTER CUT

Policewoman sacked after elbowing her mother's love rival

Off-duty police constable Beth Walker, a serving officer with West Midlands Police, struck out with an elbow with such force that her victim was "knocked flying" near the reduced meat section.
Footage showed Pc Walker stick out her elbow and step into the victim,

NASA has successfully launched their first asteroid-sample return mission

Designed to return a sample as large as two kilograms, the mission is likely to bring back the largest sample of alien rock since the Apollo 17 mission in 1972.

OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has successfully launched from Cape Canaveral with the help of 1.2

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Donald Trump’s visit to a black church in Detroit met with disgust

A sea of protesters and a heavy police presence surrounded the church, as local residents along Grand River Avenue looked on. Chants of “No Trump, go home Trump” were raised by about 75 people in a march organized by local pastors and activists.
According to report published in

mother arrested in France on suspicion of suffocating baby

A British woman on holiday in France has been suspected of suffocating her five-month-old baby, she is being held by French police.

The father called emergency services after finding the child dead on Saturday morning at a “gite” holiday home in the village

Mother Teresa declared a saint by Pope Francis

Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered in St Peter’s Square in the Vatican to witness the canonisation of Mother Teresa, the Catholic icon revered around the world for her work with the poor and dying.

Passenger detained after storming Pilot Cockpit

EgyptAir says a passenger has been detained after storming the pilot’s cockpit on a flight carrying, 150 passengers.
The incident took place on Friday aboard a charter airline, which took off from the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to Alexandria’s Borg el-Arab airport.

Robert Mugabe to enforce “no work, no pay” Policy Zimbabwe

The Robert Mugabe-led cabinet announced in July that it had approved a ‘no work–no pay’ policy, in the wake of the workers strike that led to a stay-away earlier that month.

Minister for Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare,  Prisca Mupfu-mira who was speaking to agriculture workers in the Makonde area, said civil servants were going to be paid for the exact duration that they are at work, stressing that the government will no longer be  lenient with civil servants.


Jealous wife butchers husband;alleged moves to marry a second wife.

A jealous housewife, Oluwakemi Etu, yesterday morning hacked her husband, Mr. Kehinde Etu, down with machete, leaving him in a coma and pool of blood.

The  woman who attacked the man when he fell asleep shortly after making love to her,

Rotimi Akeredolu wins Ondo state governorshi primaries

Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu is the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Ondo State

The SAN emerged winner of the APC primaries held in Akure, the state capital with 669 votes, while his closest rival, Dr. Olusegun Abraham got 635. Sola Oke scored 576 while Senator Ajayi Boroffice got 471.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

This house though

Can you live in a house with trees growing in it, its beautiful o

Jamie Vardy says rejecting Arsenal was easy and focuses on Leicester

Arsenal have suffered shikenna,

Nigerian doctor found guilty of having videos of ‘sex with snake, horse, dogs’

Cyprian Okoro, a Nigeian doctor from south-west London was on Thursday found guilty of storing extreme pornography on his mobile phone.
The General Practitioner (GP) was charged on five counts of possessing extreme pornography and one indecent image of a child.

One of the 14 persons kidnapped in River state escapes

Commissioner of Police in Rivers state, Mr Francis Odesanya.said
 that the victims are oil workers, wondered why the driver carried on even after their security escorts had stopped to fuel their vehicles.

No genuine lover of PDP will go to Obasanjo’s house

“No genuine lover of the PDP will go to the house of a man who openly destroyed his membership card and worked assiduously to ensure the party’s failure in the 2015 presidential election, to seek advice on how the way forward for the PDP.
“Sheriff can as well begin to sleep in Obasanjo’s house, it is good riddance to bad rubbish.
“Since Obasanjo is no longer a member of the PDP and he has consistently maintained that he can never return to the PDP, only those in the same league with him can go about visiting him.”
Fayose said in a statement issued on his behalf by Lere Olayinka, his media aide.

PICTURES:Nigeria Army renders free medical services in River state

Well done guys, More pictures

Mobile Police, NSCDC Men Clash at Ondo APC Primary

The shootout occurred at the entrance of the Ondo State International Centre, The Dome, venue of the gubernatorial primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The incident occurred at about 5:20 pm when some mobile policemen reportedly denied the vehicle of the State Commandant of the

AFCON 2017 Qualifiers| Nigeria 1 vs 0 Tanzania

Kelechi Iheanacho saved the day for Nigeria, scoring the only goal as the Super Eagles laboured to a slim 1-0 win over Tanzania in their final game of the AFCON 2017 Qualifiers.

Despite the huge crowd cheering them on at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on Saturday, the Eagles had to wait till

September 12 is Eid el-Kabir Day

The Sultan of Sokoto,  Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared Monday, September 12, as Eid-el-Kabir Day.

This followed the declaration of September 3 as the 1st of Zulhijja, 1437 AH.

Kelechi Iheanacho is now the top Nigeria earner

MANCHESTER City starlet Kelechi Iheanacho is now the top Nigeria earner in the Premier League on £85,000-a-week to knock off Chelsea star Mikel Obi.

This month, Iheanacho signed a new two-year contract extension at City till 2021, saying his new contract will “change the lives of his family”. Mikel, who moved to England 10 years ago, has been the biggest earner from Nigeria for many years and he is now on 70,000 pounds a week at Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal Legends charity match Kanu Nwankwo scores hat-trick

Kanu alongside other Arsenal legends took on Milan Glorie – formed of AC Milan counterparts –in aid of the Arsenal Foundation, with Arsene Wenger and Fabio Capello coaching the respective sides. Papillo scored 3 goals. Its still in the blood, 

Ogun State Permanent Secretary dies 24 hours after swearing in

She is Mrs. Olubunmi Odumusi.
She died in her sleep in the bedroom on midnight of Friday,at the age of 57,after a prolonged cancer ailment.

According to report in Vanguard the ailment that took her life has gulped huge money from the family to get the deceased treated both within and outside Nigeria. Odumusi was a thoroughbred journalist who rose to the rank of a Director at the Ogun State Ministry of information and Strategy,before her recent elevation to the post of Permanent Secretary.

APC leaders are clueless-Hon Monday Igbuya

“The APC has not fulfilled its promises. It has not solved the social problems, neither has it solved the economic problems. It has destroyed the economy, particularly the nation’s currency. The poor can no longer buy garri, rice and other foodstuff. APC is making a mess of the nation’s situation”

This were the words of Delta state House of Assembly speaker, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya 

Igbuya who spoke in Sapele described the change agenda of the APC as a mere propaganda, the APC government as clueless and the members of the party as great liars. He attributed the current economic situation in the country to the propounding of half-baked solutions by the current national government.

Mecca Pilgrim excreted seventy-six (76) pellets of cocain

NDLEA commander at the Azikiwe Airport Abuja, Hamisu Lawan, said A 55-year-old female passenger’Basira Iyabo Binuyo has already excreted seventy-six (76) pellets of substances found to be cocaine,

officials at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Ikeja also intercepted a 37-year-old father-of-three for inserting seven wraps of cocaine weighing 355 grammes in his anus.

New cases of Lassa fever confirmed in in Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau, Rivers States

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, said. The case reported from Gombe died on 22nd August 2016, all other cases are alive,