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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Nigeria Buys Helicopters, Vehicles From Russia, UAE to Fight Boko Haram

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Nigeria's Defence Minister Mansur Dan-Ali on Wednesday, said the country had procured modern equipment from Russia and United Arab Emirates to fight insurgency, DailyTrust reports.

Dan-Ali made this known in Abuja while briefing the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on the security situation across the country.

Saraki Congratulates Justice Onnoghen on Confirmation as CJN

Justice Walter Samuel Onnoghen 

Dr. Bukola Saraki, the President of the Senate, has congratulated the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen for his confirmation by the Senate.

Saraki on his facebook page said: “Today, we screened and cleared Justice Walter Samuel Onnoghen, CFR for confirmation as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. !The screening represents a major milestone in the progress of our democratic process.

How Can I Celebrate When Innocent Blood Cries All Over the Land - Kanayo O, Kanayo Reflects on 55th Birthday

Veteran Nigerian actor, Kanayo O. Kanayo 

Veteran Nigerian actor, Kanayo O. Kanayo has reflected on the condition of the country as he celebrates his 55th birthday. The actor has called on all Nigerians to come together and pray that things might get better again.

Kanayo wrote: "My dear friends, Proximate and distant. Today's March 1st. It's my birthday. It's a day of sober reflections. I have a lot to thank God for but a lot to reminisce over. How can I celebrate? We live in very challenging times and at cross roads.

Wizkid Signs Multi-Album Deal With RCA Records/Sony Music International...Interesting Details

Wizkid 

WizKid is arguably the biggest artiste from Nigeria at the moment and he has found a new home. According to Billboard, the Afrobeats star has signed a multi-album worldwide deal with RCA Records/Sony Music International.

"It’s hard for me to describe what I do, since I work with rhythms from Afro-Beat, reggae, hip-hop, dance hall and others," WizKid told Billboard in a statement.

#BBNaija: Bisola & Bally Return from Paradise as IK Osakioduwa Visits Housemates in Ninja Style (Photos)

The moment IK visited 

Big Brother Naija house was today filled with surprises as Bisola and Bally returned to the house from their island getaway, and were escorted by popular Big Brother Africa TV host, Ikponmwosa Osakioduwa also known as IK, dressed in a Ninja outfit.

IK walked in as a Ninja with Bisola and Bally who have been away from other housemates since Sunday, on faked vacation in “Paradise.’’ Little did the housemates know it was IK until he unmasked himself on the on-going TV reality series.

Naira Remains Stable Against the Dollar...See Latest Exchange Rate

The Naira on Wednesday remained stable at the parallel market, exchanging at N450 to a dollar, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The Pound Sterling and the Euro crashed further at the parallel market, exchanging at N535 and N460 respectively.

BREAKING NEWS: Acting President, Osinbajo in Aso Rock Situation Room Receiving Security Details

Osinbajo 

A briefing is currently taking place at the Situation Room of the Ask Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja where the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, is receiving security briefings from service chiefs and heads of other security agencies.

According to Premium Times, the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali said the briefing is aimed at “allowing the service chiefs and other heads of security agencies to brief the acting president on the security situation in the country”.

Meet Onnoghen, Nigeria's New CJN Who Upheld Rev King's Death Sentence, Annuled Igbo Culture and Cancelled Yar'Adua's Election

Justice Walter 

After a thorough screening at the National Assembly, Abuja on Wednesday, the members of Nigerian Senate, confirmed Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria, who was appointed acting CJN on November 10, 2016, when Mahmud Mohammed, his predecessor, retired.

According to an exclusive report by TheCable News, below are interesting highlights of his career: ranging from his pronouncements on culture and tradition to politics.

Randy Pastor Disgraced and Stripped N*ked After He was Caught Having S*x With Church Member's Wife (Watch Video)

The alleged pastor who was caught having sex with his church member's wife (Photo and video via GossipMill)

An alleged man of God is in serious trouble after he was caught reportedly having s*x with a church member's wife. The man was disgraced by the woman's husband and brothers who caught them in the act. He was queried and filmed while he confessed to the crime.

While being interrogated, the man revealed that he had slept with the woman on two previous occassions. The incident has generated ruckus online with many people providing different opinions.

See Photos of Nnamdi Kanu Looking Handsome in Court Wearing Jewish Outfit

Nnamdi Kanu appears on court wearing Jewish outfit 

The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu appeared at the Federal High Court Abuja alongside his co-defendants - Benjamin Madubugwu, David Nwawusi and Chidiebere Onwudiwe wearing a Jewish outfit.

He was not alone as scores of Biafrans gathered outside the court premises chanting solidarity songs and praying for the victory of Nnamdi Kanu and co-defendants.

Kanu saw six out of the eleven count charges brought against him by the Federal Government dismissed by Justice Binta Nyako due to lack of evidence.

BREAKING NEWS: IPOB Leader to be Released Soon? High Court Strikes Out 6 Charges Against Nnamdi Kanu

Six out of the eleven count criminal charges the Buhari-led Federal Government preferred against the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu and three others, have been struck-out by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday.

According to Vanguard, in a ruling, Justice Nyako held that the six charges were not supported by the proof of evidence the prosecution adduced against the defendants.

Stop Disturbing Ladies You Can't Afford - Lady Lambast Men Who Chase After Beautiful Women

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A Twitter user identified as Winnie-Rone (@WitWinnie) has taken to the social networking site and advise men to stop disturbing ladies they can't afford, adding that they should learn to cut their coat according to their clothes.

Her tweets have generated a lot of media reactions and criticisms because of its sensitive nature.

Below are the tweets we culled from social media;

Nollywood Actress Attempts to R*pe Male Colleague in the Toilet...See Shocking Details

Uche Maduagwu 

Uche Maduagwu earlier accused some Nollywood stars of not wearing panties on set which led to bitter reactions on social media. This time around, the free-speaking entertainer has accused some unnamed actresses of s*xually harassing single male folks in the industry.

According to him, he was busted in the restroom in Enugu State by an actress who tried to r*pe him if not for the alarm he raised. Meanwhile, his claims can't be verified by any eyewitness.

Mr. Maduagwu has been linked with controversies and issues of voyeurism.

Read the story below:

Shocking! See the Lifeless Body of a Staff of COE Abducted and Murdered in Benue State (Photos)

The body of the deceased 

The lifeless body of a staff of College of Education in Katsina Ala, Benue State, has been found dead few hours after he was abducted last Saturday.

According to online reports, the victim identified as Godwin Yanbee Bosua, a former Bursar, was on his way to his private nursery and primary school, close to the college when unknown gunmen abducted him. The deceased was found on Sunday morning, February 26th, in an orchard belonging to his private school.

JUST IN: Justice Onnoghen Confirmed as Chief Justice of Nigeria...See Details

Justice Walter Onnoghen has been confirmed as Chief Justice of Nigeria 

Justice Walter Onnoghen has been unanimously confirmed as Nigeria’s chief justice after some one hour of grilling by the Nigerian Senate.

His name was forwarded for screening by Acting President Osinbajo two weeks ago.

The confirmation hearing began with Onnoghen taking senators through his educational background, his service year at the Lagos Ministry of Justice and career till date. Then Senators asked him how he would ensure that the common man gets justice in the country and the judiciary fast-track the trial of persons for corruption.


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BREAKING NEWS: Walter Onnoghen Currently Being Screened by the Senate as Nigeria's New CJN

Members of the Nigerian Senate has commenced a confirmation hearing for Walter Onnoghen, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).

The senate president, Bukola Saraki, who had notified legislators of the upper legislative of the hearing on Tuesday, is presiding over the screening of Onnoghen as senator throw questions.

Onnoghen has been acting CJN since November 10, 2016 when Mahmoud Mohammed, his predecessor, retired.

Onnoghen who is from Cross River state, is the only CJN from the southern part of the county in 30 years‎.

Pretty Housemaid Begs For Forgiveness After She was Caught Stealing N2million Within 9 Days of Employment (Photos+Video)

Kumenu Tope Samenu caught stealing 

A househelp has been exposed and disgraced in public after she stole N2 million from her boss just 9 days after she was employed. The lady confessed to the crime after she was caught.

The woman identified as Kumenu Tope Samenu was nabbed with the money she stole from her boss.

Kehinde Rhoda Akinrinmade wrote: "This lady was hired as househelp, within 9 days of her contract she has stolen more than N2m. Her name is kumenu Tope Samenu. So please share for further reoccurrence. Thanks. "Pls this lady is not my housemaid ooooooooooh, this is a post I got from a friend that also got it from someone and I decided to share it with everyone so we don't fall VICTIM abeg. Woke up to so many inbox messages,abeg she no be my house maid oooooooooh."

Watch video below:

Two Beautiful Sisters Wed Same Time in Zaria, Kaduna State (Photos)

Mariya and Ameirah 

Two sisters, Mariya and Ameirah got married to their respective grooms over the weekend in Zaria, Kaduna State.

It was a colourful wedding that has been the talk of social media as the couples were gorgeously dressed.

Three children of a former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar in the year 2015 also got married on the same day in Adamawa State.

See more photos below:

Just Like the Jews: See the Strange Attire IPOB Members Wore to Court to Witness Kanu's Trial (Photo)

The IPOB members came out wearing Jewish attires 

Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, caused a stir this morning. The group turned eyes when they gathered at the Federal High Court Abuja wearing on Jewish attires to witness the court case of their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

Nigeria's Economy Contracts 1.51% in 2016

The Nigerian economy contracted in the fourth quarter of 2016 for the fourth consecutive quarters. However, the rate of contraction has started reducing following the Federal Government efforts at bolstering economic activities.

The economy contracted 1.30 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 to N18,292.95 billion, from N18,533.75 billion recorded in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2015, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) report released on Tuesday.

Ondo State Governor Akeredolu Loses Bid to Sack PDP LG Chairmen and Councillors

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State 

Akure Division of the Court of Appeal has barred the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, from removing or sacking chairmen and councillors in the 18 local government areas of the state.

Akeredolu had taken the chairmen and councillors of the councils to court as he bids to remove them from office. At the resumed hearing of the case, counsel to governor Akeredolu, Mr. Charles Titiloye told the court that his client was not aware of the order of the High Court restraining him from dissolving the councils or of the appeal supposedly filed by him.

NAFDAC Apprehends Forgery Syndicate, Producers of Fake Peak Milk and Water for Injection (Photos)

The suspects and their products 

Following intelligence received on a transport vehicle containing suspected counterfeit Peak Milk products bound for Lagos from the East, NAFDAC set up surveillance from about 4am on the 17th of February, 2017 which led to successful interception of the vehicle and its contents as it was arriving Lagos.

Several cartons of the Peak Milk products (batch numbers 28 2C; PD 04:16; BB 12:17) suspected to be counterfeit were discovered and seized.

Notorious Cultist Almost Lynched to Death by Angry Mob in Owerri (Photos)

The cultist being whisk away by security operatives 

An angry mob at Alvan Guest House in the Amakohia area of Owerri, the Imo State capital, on Tuesday, almost lynched an armed man said to belong to a cult group, to death.

It was gathered that six alleged armed cultists had stormed BET Naija house which was also a sports viewing center, and made away with two laptops. They also attacked a young man, who tried to stop them.

Ambode Converts Mobil And Oando Filling Stations to Bus Terminal

Akinwunmi Ambode 

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State yesterday said it would convert the popular Mobil and Oando filling stations at Maryland Bus Stop on Ikorodu road to bus terminal as part of strategies to ease transportation challenges in the state.

The governor, who also vowed to replace the yellow buses otherwise known as “Danfo” buses with Close Circuit Television Camera buses while the new air-conditioned buses will also have charging points for passengers who want to charge their phones and other devices.

EFCC Recovers More Vehicles 'Secretly Stolen' by Former Nigeria Customs Boss

Choice vehicles recovered from former Nigeria Customs Boss, Abdullahi Dikko-Inde 

Just six days after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seized 17 exotic vehicles from former comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Abdullahi Dikko-Inde, another set of vehicles, tricycles, motorcycles and fireproof safes have been recovered from a Kaduna warehouse allegedly belonging to him.

The anti-graft agency yesterday revealed that it has recovered more items including vehicles, tricycles and motorcycles from the ex-Customs boss.

So Sad: This Beautiful Couple Died In Fatal Accident Just One Week After Their Wedding (Photos)

Sedrak Webale and Grace Namatovu perished in the tragic accident 

A beautiful couple have reportedly perished in a car accident just one week after their wedding in Uganda. The car crash happened in Kyegegwa road which also left many others dead.

End Time: Young Girl Beheaded by Suspected Ritualists in Imo State (Graphic Photo)

The girl's body found in Imo state (Photo credit: IfeanyiCY Njoku) 

People are in serious fear following the discovery of a girl's body stripped n*ked and beheaded by suspected ritualists in Amanwaozuzu community in Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo state.

According to sources the girl who is yet to be identified is in her early twenties. Her body was found on the road without private parts along Okpala Iho – Atta road in the area.

MTN Releases Statement Over Poor Network

Telecommunication giant, MTN Nigeria has released statement over poor network coverage experienced by its customers in the last few days.

The multinational company headquartered in South Africa appealed to its customers to bear with them concerning the poor network as they are working hard to resolve.

Goodluck Jonathan Meets With PDP Governors Over Party Crisis (Photos)

Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and Gov. Ayodele Fayose 

Chairman of PDP Governors Forum, Mr Ayodele Fayose has led nine other governors of the party to a crucial meeting with former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The meeting held yesterday at Goodluck Jonathan Foundation Headquarters, Maitama, Abuja was centered on issues crucial to the survival of the PDP, especially as it affects recent developments in the party.

Apart from Governor Fayose, also in attendance are Governors of Akwa Ibom, Delta, Taraba, Cross Rivers, Abia, Ebonyi, Gombe and Bayelsa States while Rivers State Governor is represented by his deputy.

The party has been embroiled in leadership tussle between two major factions namely Ali Modu Sheriff and the Ahmed Makarfi-led caretaker committee.

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Two Nigerians Involved in Int'l Prostitution Trade Rituals Caught by Police in Austria...See Details

Austrian police have arrested two Nigerians on suspicion of forcing young women into prostitution, in part through voodoo rites.

Police spokesman Johann Baumschlager said in Vienna that the two Nigerians, a man and woman are accused of being part of a criminal organization, human trafficking and engaging in the international prostitution trade.

Internet Users Decline to 91.2m in January - NCC

The number of internet users in Nigeria’s telecommunications networks declined to 91, 274,446 in January, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said.

The NCC made the disclosure in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for January 2017 on its website on Tuesday in Abuja.

According to the data released, internet users dropped to 91,274,446 in January as against 91,880.032 users recorded in December 2016, showing a decline of 605,586.

Xenophobia: South Africa Deports 97 Nigerians

The South African Government has deported 97 Nigerians for committing various offences in the country. The deportees landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Monday night in a chartered aircraft with the registration number GBB710 from Johannesburg.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that they were made up of 95 males and two females. DSP Joseph Alabi, the Spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, confirmed the development to NAN.

How to Make Your Woman Desire More S*x

Many couples get lazy with s*x! They go into it as a matter of routine. No wonder that it sometimes becomes boring and altogether pushed to the back burner in a relationship!

Yet, s*x experts are saying that in order for s*x to be exciting and ‘new’ each time, you can spice it up in a lot of ways as follow.

So Tragic! Malaysia-based Man Who Came Home for Xmas Dies on a Plane While Returning to His Base (Photo)

The deceased 

A heartbroken Facebook user identified as Princess Bonita Bolingo, has taken to the social media site to announce the shocking death of a Malaysia-based young man, Ogadinma Somto, who died on board an airplane on his way back to the Asian country.

FG Apologises To South-east Over Fulani Herdsmen Attacks

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At a town hall meeting in Umuahia, the capital of Abia state on Monday, the federal government apologised to residents of the South-East region for the spate of attacks carried out by suspected Fulani herdsmen .

A number of attacks on various farming communities in Enugu and other states in the South-East led to the loss of lives just as many of the perpetrators were never brought to book.

#BBNaija: Check Out These Beautiful Photos of Gifty and Her Husband On their Wedding Day

Gifty with her husband on her wedding day 

Following the controversy that former Big Brother Naija housemate, Gifty was married before going into the house, photos of her wedding have surfaced online.

Gifty is said to be married to David Sorochukwu Akumah AkA Sodafaces - a renowned Nollywood Director and Producer. However, the ex-Big Brother housemate has repeatedly insisted that she has never been married.

See more photos below:

Will FG Ban Okada Riders Nationwide? Here's What Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi is Saying

Rotimi Amaechi 

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that motorcycles and tricycles should not be banned nationwide because doing so would affect the nation’s economy negatively.

Amaechi said this on Tuesday in Abuja at the celebration of the national day of Amalgamated Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners, Repairers and Riders Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN).

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Beware! Anytime You Buy Fairly Used Phone, You Could Be Buying Your Way to Prison (Photos)

One of the armed robbers and phone snatching specialist 

A Facebook user, Malik Nasir has warned Nigerians to be very careful when buying new phones as it could land you in prison without you knowing.

He warned Nigerians buying fairly used phones to insist on getting a receipt.

Popular Ogoni Hustler, Boy-Yo Gunned Down by Gunmen in Rivers State (Graphic Photos)

Boy-Yo lying on the floor dead 

A popular youth in Ogoni, Boy-Yo has been shot dead this evening by some unknown gunmen. The men are believed to be cultists who belong to a rival group. He was reportedly pursued and gunned down in broad daylight.

Baridam Ben who shared the sad news wrote: "Crime does not pay. Ogoni boys should wise up. This is the lifeless body of Boy-Yo, gunned down few minutes ago by gunmen. It is painful because he had great promises, great potentials, great energy, but has been swallowed by the street. 

President Buhari's Wife, Aisha Reaches Out to the Helpless in the North...See What She is Doing in Maiduguri

The site earmarked for the project 

Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has commenced the construction of Aisha Buhari Foundation Orphanage and School in Maiduguri to aid poor, helpless kids in area.

The Foundation of the project was laid by the Deputy Governor of Borno state, Alhaji Usman Mamman Dirkwa on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

See the Two Notorious Armed Robbers Shot Dead by Policemen During Gun Battle in Oyo State (Photo)

The two armed robbers shot dead by men of the Nigerian police 

Two members of a suspected armed robbery gang have been shot dead by men of the Nigerian police during an exchange of gun fire in Oyo state on Friday.

According to The Tribune, the gang members also killed a police sergeant, simply identified as Solomon, attached to Ogbere Police Station and injured a private guard during their robbery operations before their encounter with the police.

I Lost My Fiance 2 Months to Our Wedding, Fell in Love with Our Bestman - Actress Talks on Heartbreaks, Use of S*x Toys

Allwell Ademola 

While speaking in an exclusive interview with the Vanguard, renowned Nigerian Actress, Filmmaker, and Musician, Allwell Ademola, who is reportedly the grand daughter of Nigeria’s first Chief Justice (Justice Adetokunbo Ademola), has disclosed how she lost her husband-to-be within two months to their wedding.

The Ogun state born diva, who has been in the industry since 2008 and famous with her intriguing roles in Yoruba movies, said thereafter, she started a new relationship with the man who would have been their bestman, adding that the relationship with her husband’s friend did not last more than 8 months.

Naira Records Shocking Recovery Against the Dollar...See Latest Value

The naira continued to regain strength and appreciate in value in the parallel market on Tuesday as it was sold for N425 to a dollar. However, it was N450 to a dollar at the close of transactions on Monday.

At the Bureau De Change market in Abuja on Tuesday BDC operators bought at the rate of N415 and sold at N425. The BDC operators bought the Pound Sterling at N500 and sold at N510, while the Euro was bought for N420 and sold for N425.

FIRS Shuts Down Imo State Transport Company (ITC)... Find Out Why

ITC bus 

The Imo Transport Company Limited (ITC) in Owerri, was on Tuesday, February 28, shut down by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), over a N42 million tax debt incurred between 2008 and 2016.

According to Premium Times, the sealing of the company was done by an FIRS enforcement team, led by Ruth Mandeun.

See What these Female Corpers Wore at the NYSC Camp (Photo)

The female corpers posing like masquerades 

The Islamic doctrine has conditioned the public appearance of three Nigerian female graduates currently observing their National Youth Service Corp programme at an undisclosed location in the country.

The three ladies veiled their faces at the camp as they looked strange in the midst of their colleagues.

According to some top commenters on social media, the dressing created a new dimension about their NYSC uniforms.