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Tuesday, 30 April 2019

BREAKING: Senate passes 2019 budget



The Senate Tuesday approved the sum of N8.916 trillion as the budget for the 2019 fiscal year.
The amount passed by the apex legislative chamber is, however, N86 billion higher than the N8.83 trillion initially submitted to the National Assembly in December 2018 for approval by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Zainab Aliyu: FG clarifies release of Nigerian detained for alleged drug trafficking in Saudi Arabia

The Nigerian student, Zainab Aliyu, detained by Saudi Arabian authority over alleged drug trafficker has been released.

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Corps member dies mysteriously three days after his traditional wedding




Corps member dies mysteriously three days after his traditional wedding
Member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mr Ferdinand Lorwuese Kutar, was laid to rest on Saturday, April 27, in his hometown Tse Kutar Nyiev, in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.

Man steals N1.7m hospital’s microscope, sells it for N5,000



Man steals N1.7m hospital?s microscope, sells it for N5,000
A 30-year-old man identified as Hamza Sani, has been arrested by men of the Katsina state police command for allegedly conspiring with four others to steal a microscope belonging to the Malumfashi General Hospital, in the Malunfashi area of the state  valued at N1.7m.

UTME 2019: JAMB finally releases results [How to check yours]

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has finally released the results of candidates, that sat for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

UK trains over 2,000 Nigerian Air Force special forces to tackle terrorism




UK trains over 2,000 Nigerian Air Force special forces to tackle terrorism
The Nigerian Air Force confirms that the British Military Assistant Training Team has assisted the Service in the training of Regiment personnel as well as over 2,000 Special Forces to enhance Force Protection capabilities of the Nigerian Air Force.

Teenager, Antoinette Love accepted into 115 colleges and offered $3.7M in scholarships

A New Orleans teenager, Antoinette Love has been accepted to 115 colleges and Universities across the United States.

ASUU, FG set for showdown over plan to incorporate lecturers into IPPS

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has rejected a move by the Federal Government of Nigeria to use the 2019 personnel verification exercise to forcefully incorporate lecturers into the Integrated Personnel Payroll System (IPPS).

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Donald Trump reacts to Joe Biden's declaration to run for president in 2020



Donald Trump has reacted after former US Vice President Joe Biden announced that he will be running for the position of the US president come 2020.
Mr Biden, 76, made this announcement in a campaign video released on Thursday (really here).
Reacting to Biden's announcement, Trump tweeted:

Kidnappers of 4 NEMA staff demand N40 million

The Kidnappers of the four staff of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) who were abducted on Tuesday in Rivers State, have demanded a ransom of N40 million.


Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Girl, 12, committed suicide because boy at school kept taunting her about her weight



Girl, 12, committed suicide because boy at school kept taunting her about her weight
A 12-year-old girl committed suicide because a boy at school kept taunting her about her weight.

Brooklyn Marie Brehm left a suicide note before hanging herself in April 2017. Her mum Maranda Riboli said that she revealed in the note that she had taken her life because of a boy at Elton Gregory Middle School in Redmond, Oregon, who "regularly and frequently fat-shamed" her and called her names.

Grandfather threw his grandson, 2, into hot oven because he "saw the devil in the boy"

A two-year-old boy is in a coma after his grandfather, 53, threw him into a scalding oven because he "saw the devil in the boy".

Here's what President Buhari said at the commissioning of projects in Lagos State today

President Buhari today made his second working visit to Lagos State in the space of one year where he came to commission a couple of projects by the out-going governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.

Ben Bruce reacts as Buhari govt says Medical Doctors are free to leave Nigeria

Ben Murray-Bruce, the Senator representing Bayelsa East, has criticized the Federal Government for saying that medical doctors are free to leave Nigeria to practise abroad.

Court mocking symptomatic of racism within government 'safe spaces', victim says

Shahed Omar Abu Jwaied, who helps for migrants and refugees, says institutional racism within "safe places" like the education system, police, court services, hospitals and politics had created a lack of trust among minorities.
A Muslim woman who was the victim of a racist attack overheard court victim support staff mocking her about Christchurch's mosque shootings.
Shahed Omar Abu Jwaied,​ a minority group community worker, was racially abused and assaulted on an Auckland street in February.
The sentencing date for her abuser coincided with the burial of Christchurch terror attack victims. Her friend's father was among those being buried.
Shahed Omar Abu Jwaied,​ a minority group community worker, was racially abused and assaulted on an Auckland street in February.
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Shahed Omar Abu Jwaied,​ a minority group community worker, was racially abused and assaulted on an Auckland street in February.

Three men sentenced to 20-41 years for having sex with nine female horses, a cow, a goat and dogs

Three men from Pennsylvania have been jailed for decades for having sex with nine female horses, a cow, a goat, and dogs.
The men, Matthew Brubaker, 31, Terry Wallace, 41, and Marc Measnikoff, 34, were all sentenced to 20 to 41 years in prison on Monday after regularly abusing at least 12 animals for years.
According to Clearfield County District Attorney’s Office, the discovery was made after police were called to a remote “makeshift farm” where the men all lived in Munson, Pennsylvania, in August 2018.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Baba Suwe: Mr Latin speaks on rumoured death of veteran actor

Bolaji Amusan, alias Mr Latin, has debunked information circulating about Babatunde Omidina, better known as Baba Suwe.
The Nigerian actor and renowned comedian has been ill for some weeks.
On Tuesday, Latin, who is the president of the Theater Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), said Baba Suwe is not dead as was being speculated.
In a video he posted on his Instagram account, Latin said: ”The purported rumor about Baba Suwe dead is fake.

Buhari issues order to CBN, Agric Ministry on collateral

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Ministry of Agriculture and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to bypass the knotty issue of collateral which he described as “a terrible colonial legacy,” so that farmers will get easy access to capital.

Monday, 22 April 2019

Police looking for woman caught on video dumping bag of puppies in trash bin in Coachella


PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – A woman  who dumped a bag containing seven 3-day-old puppies behind an auto parts store in Coachella on Thursday is being sought by Riverside County animal control and law enforcement officials.

Indian Coast Guard on high alert after Sri Lanka serial blasts





A day after serial bombings in Sri Lanka killed at least 290 people, a top Sri Lankan security official
explained that terrorists may have carried out the attacks in the same way the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) had orchestrated the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai.
The top source said the suspected terrorists may have used the sea route to smuggle in explosives. The terrorists allegedly followed a modus operandi similar to the one adopted by terrorists responsible for 26/11
 .

Sacked High Court judge found dead in his Sakumono residence in Ghana

Mr Ringo Cass Akurugu Azumah, a High Court Judge who was sacked from office, has been found dead in his house in Sakumono Estates, Tema, on Friday.

Man kills his wife for saying she will remarry if he dies, says he doesn't regret it (photo)




Man kills his wife for saying she will remarry if he dies, says he doesn
A 30-year-old man, Danjuma Bisalla, has been arrested by men of the Niger state Police command for killing his wife, Uwani, for saying that she would remarry if he dies.
According to the police, Uwani confessed that the deceased made the comment while he was sick and close to death. Angered by her comment, he attacked her with a machete while she was sleeping on Sunday April 11th at their home in Uddu village, in the Rijau Local Government Area of the state.
In his confessional statement, Bisalla said

Pastors have capacity to shut down any blogger – Apostle Suleman warns

Senior Pastor of the Omega Fire Ministries, Pastor Johnson Suleiman, has declared war on any blogger that writes anything negative about him.

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Double tragedy as man accidentally kills relative, then kills himself

A man who killed a relative by accident and then dumped his body, shot himself after making a confession.
The double tragedy rocked the village of Ematimatolo in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday, police said.
Colonel Thembeka Mbele said that 26-year-old Sinenkosi Zondi was accidentally shot by a relative while under the influence.
The relative tried to take him to hospital for treatment, but he died on the way.
He then drove to a cliff with Zondi's body and threw it over the cliff into bush and trees.

Ethiopia is set to be Kenya’s main economic rival in the next 10 years, a new study has revealed.

37 primary students collapse in Ethiopia

Thirty-seven primary school students at the outskirt of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, collapsed on Thursday hospitalized, says ruling party media.

Out of the fainted 37 students of General Waqo Gutu Primary School in Oromia, who are taken to Bethel Hospital, 34 are in better condition. While the remaining are being treated in the hospital, according to FanaBC report.

Photo: 23-year-old girl sells off her 6-hr-old baby for N850k


Photo: 23-year-old girl sells off her 6-hr-old baby for N850k
The Imo state police command have arrested a 23-year-old lady, Chinonye Oparaocha, alongside other suspects for allegedly selling her six hours old baby boy for N850,000, shortly after delivery at a hospital along Nekede road in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo state.

Pastor Bakare advises Buhari on ministerial appointment, speaks on President’s second term

The Founder and Senior Pastor, Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare has advised President Muhammadu Buhari on the appointment of new ministers.

Terrorists kill over 200, injure scores in suicide attacks on Easter Sunday

Eight bomb blasts in churches and hotels across Sri Lanka, have reportedly left no fewer that 207 people dead and 400 seriously injured.

Friday, 19 April 2019

11 civilians killed in their sleep as Boko Haram terrorists attack a village in Cameroon

11 civilians killed?in their sleep as Boko Haram terrorists attack a village in Cameroon
Boko Haram fighters attacked a village in Cameroon’s troubled Far North Region overnight and killed 11 civilians in their sleep, security sources told AFP on Friday.

Breaking: Snakes force Liberian President George Weah out of office





Breaking:?Snakes force Liberian President George Weah out of office
Snakes have been found in Liberian President George Weah's office, forcing him to work from his private residence.

Press secretary Smith Toby told the BBC that on Wednesday two black snakes were found in the foreign affairs ministry building, his official place of work. All staff have been told to stay away until 22 April.

Photo: Mother, son beat father to death




Photo: Mother, son beat father to death
The Niger state police command have arrested a 25 year old son, Babangida Usman and his mother, Hafasat Aliyu for beating their father/Husband, Ali Haruna, to death at their home in  Shango Primary School Minna in Chanchaga local government area.

Eleven Nigerians arrested for trafficking Nigerian women to Italy and forcing them into prostitution




 Eleven Nigerians arrested for trafficking Nigerian women to Italy and forcing them into prostitution
Eleven Nigerians, eight women and three men, were arrested in Turin, Italy on Friday for allegedly luring Nigerian women to Italy with the promise of a better life and then forcing them into prostitution to pay back the 25,000 euro a head debt they had contracted.

Biafra: IPOB speaks on murder of Prophet Nwoko, those responsible

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has reacted to the murder of its member, Prophet Anthony Nwoko.


Osun guber: Justice Oyewole is Gov Oyetola’s friend, Akande’s godson – HURIWA

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has kicked against the inclusion of Justice Joseph Oyewole as a member of the Appeal Panel on Osun governorship election petition.

Minimum wage: NLC makes fresh demand after Buhari signed N30,000 bill into law

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Ebonyi Chapter, has called for quick release of the minimum wage table to enable workers receive the new pay as quickly as possible.

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Photos: Two children killed after driver fell asleep at wheel




Photos: Two children killed after driver fell asleep at wheel
Police in Thailand said a tired motorist who had driven friends home from Songkran celebrations dozed off at the wheel and crashed into a parked truck in Suphan Buri, killing two young children in the early hours of Wednesday.

Breaking: Walter Onnoghen rejects CCT’s judgement, files notice of appeal




Breaking: Walter Onnoghen rejects CCT?s judgement, files notice of appeal
Embattled Justice Walter Onnoghen has rejected the judgement of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) which convicted him of six counts of false declaration of assets preferred against him by the Federal Government.

Nigerian govt introduces solar-powered tricycles, motorcycles

The Federal Government, on Thursday announced plans to introduce solar-powered tricycles and motorcycles into the Nigerian transport system in 2019.


Minimum wage: Private Sector reacts as President Buhari signs N30000 into law

The Organised Private Sector, OPS, has said that signing the new minimum wage into law is an indication of President Muhammadu Buhari’s passion and concern for workers in the country.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Update: Ex-Peruvian president who shot himself in the head moments after police arrived his home has died


Update: Ex-Peruvian president who shot himself in the head moments after police arrived his home has died
Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia has died after shooting himself in the head as police arrived at his home to arrest him.

The ex-president was rushed to hospital, but doctors could not save him.

FG declares Friday and Monday public holidays to celebrate Easter



FG declares Friday and Monday public holidays to celebrate Easter
The Federal Government has declared Friday 19th and Monday 22nd April 2019, Public Holidays to mark this year’s Easter celebration.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Man and his wife complain bitterly after penis enlargement charm leaves him with a massive penis




Man and his wife complain bitterly after penis enlargement charm leaves him with a massive penis
A man and his wife have cried out for help after the charm he used to enlarge his penis size gave him a size that is way bigger than what was anticipated.

The man reportedly went in search of a penis enlargement charm after his wife complained about his less than satisfactory performance in the bedroom.

Here's the full list of 23 Nigerians to be executed in Saudi Arabia





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Saudi Arabian authorities have revealed that at least 23 Nigerians are currently on the death row in Saudi Arabia for drug-related offences and may executed anytime from now.

Dog rescued by oil rig crew after found swimming 135 miles offshore in Gulf of Thailand

BANGKOK – A dog found swimming more than 135 miles from shore by workers on an oil rig crew in the Gulf of Thailand has been returned safely to land.
A worker on the rig belonging to Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, Vitisak Payalaw, said on his Facebook page that they saw the dog last Friday swimming toward the platform. He said they were lucky to spot it because if there had been waves it probably would not have been visible.
The dog made it to the platform, clinging to the support structure below deck without barking or whimpering, Vitisak wrote.

Monday, 15 April 2019

Graphic: Bayelsa man shoots his girlfriend dead over cheating allegation

The police in Bayelsa state have arrested a man from Oluasiri town in Nembe, Bayelsa State, for allegedly shooting his girlfriend dead last night Sunday, April 14th.

Jealous girlfriend scalds her boyfried with hot water in Rivers state (photos)


Jealous girlfriend scalds her boyfried with hot water in Rivers state (photos)


A Rivers state-based man, Atago Endurance, is currently writhing in pain after his girlfriend of many years, poured hot water on him at their home in in Upatabo, Rivers State.

Six people appear in NZ court charged with illegally distributing livestream footage of Christchurch mosque shootings





Six people have appeared in a New Zealand court on charges they illegally redistributed the video a gunman livestreamed as he shot worshippers at two mosques last month.
Christchurch District Court Judge Stephen O'Driscoll denied bail to businessman Philip Arps and an 18-year-old suspect who both were taken into custody in March. The four others are not in custody.
The charge of supplying or distributing objectionable material carries a penalty of up to 14 years imprisonment. 

Northern elders cry out to Buhari over killings in region, make demands




Members of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) have cried out over the rising spate of insecurity in the region.
They lamented that while the region still lives under horrendous Boko Haram threats, large swathes of territory in the north have effectively become bandit land.
NEF Chairman, Prof. Ango Abdullahi stated this at a press briefing in Zaria during the weekend.

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Plane that skids off runway and crashes into helicopter on ground, leave three people dead


Three people have died and another four left injured after a passenger plane smashed into a stationary helicopter during take-off. The horrific smash happened earlier this morning near Mount Everest in Nepal. Among the dead are the co-pilot of the small aircraft and two police officers who were stood close the helicopter.