Saturday, 25 February 2017

Presidency Wrong Again; Nigeria is Not World's Second-Largest Rice Producer...See Details

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Nigeria is not the world’s second-largest producer of rice as recently claimed by the Buhari administration. Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, made the claim on February 18 while addressing university students in Abuja.

“As I speak to you now, Nigeria just achieved the record of the second largest producer of rice in the world. The rice revolution just started a year ago,” Mr. Shehu, senior special assistant on media to President Muhammadu Buhari was quoted by The Cable as saying.

Exciting! Americans Go Wild as Ex President Obama Makes Surprise Visit to New York (Video)

Barack Obama greeted with cheers in New York 

Former US President, Barack Obama made a surprise appearance in New York City on Friday afternoon, where he was spotted and greeted by adoring fans before going on to catch a Broadway show with daughter, Malia later that night.

Obama was first seen leaving an office building at 160 Fifth Avenue, near the Flatiron Building, around 12 p.m. There was a strong security presence around the entrance to the building prior to Obama's exit, and by the time he made his departure the street was thronged the people waiting to catch a glimpse of the former president.

Video posted on Instagram showed a relaxed Obama walk out of the building with a coffee cup in hand, smiling and waving to the crowd.

The crowds can be heard screaming "I love you" as he makes his way to a waiting car. Later, Obama and daughter Malia attended a performance of "The Price" at the American Airlines Theatre, a spokesman for the Roundabout Theatre Company confirmed.

The Broadway play, penned by Arthur Miller, stars Marc Ruffalo, Jessica Hecht, Tony Shalhoub and Danny DeVito.

Watch the video below:

13-year-old Girl Wins Supreme Court Decision as She Fights to Bring Her Service Dog to School

Supreme Court Votes in Favor of 13-Year-Old Girl Fighting to Bring Her Service Dog to School 

You may have seen photos of a young girl and her goldendoodle Wonder on the steps of the Supreme Court on social media, so who is she and why is she smiling? That would be Ehlena Fry, a 13-year-old girl with cerebral palsy.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court unanimously sided with Fry, which may allow her to sue her local school board for damages for the emotional distress she said she suffered by being denied the assistance of her service dog. The ACLU represented the Frys.

Petrol Scarcity Bites Harder in Akwa Ibom State as Price Skyrockets

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Eket Field office, Akwa Ibom has attributed the scarcity of petrol in Akwa Ibom state to the strike by tanker drivers.

Mr Bassey Nkanga, the Controller of DPR in charge of Akwa Ibom and Cross River, stated this while speaking with newsmen in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom on Saturday.

BREAKING NEWS: Thugs Cut-off INEC Official's Hand in Rivers State...See Shocking Details

Men of the Nigeria Police Force 

Political thugs have allegedly chopped the hand of an Independent National Electoral Commission’s officer in Igbo-Etche area of Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State, in the supplementary legislative poll, The Punch reports.

The second officer to the victim was abducted by the thugs and has not been rescued.

The victim whose name has not been identified as of press time was taken to the INEC headquarters in Port Harcourt drenched in his blood.

Details later...

Maje Ayida Finally Slams Multi-million Defamation Lawsuit Against Estranged Wife, Toke Makinwa...See Details

Toke & Maje 

Lagos-based celebrity fitness expert, Maje Ayida, has instituted a legal action against his estranged wife, Toke Makinwa, over her tell-all memoir which he claims contained defamatory words.

According to a report by TheCable Lifestyle, Maje Ayida through his lawyers, Kemi Pinheiro (SAN) of Pinheiro LP, has initiated legal proceedings at the Lagos judicial division of the high court, Lagos state.

Gov. Wike Leads the Arrest of 15 Mechanics Over Worsening Black Soot Situation in Rivers (Photos)

Gov. Wike leading the arrest 

In furtherance of the fight against the pollution of the Rivers environment by Particulate Matter, popularly referred to as 'black soot', Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Friday ordered the arrest of 15 mechanics engaged in illegal burning of used tyres and condemned engine oil.

The governor who ran into the mass illegal burning of tyres and condemned engine oil on Aba Road around the Oyigbo axis.

Governor Wike who was returning from Oyigbo where he attended the funeral service of Late Sir Precious Oforji was attracted by the inferno which emitted a tick smoke into the atmosphere.

1991 Vs. 2017: See the Car Prize Given to a Beauty Pageant Winner in Plateau That Got People Talking (Photos)

The car prize 

A Nigerian Instagram user identified as @your_village_people15, took to the social networking site and shared the photos of a car prize that was presented to a beauty pageant winner in Plateau state.

The hilarious part of the story that got people talking was the fact that the car prize is a 1991 Honda Civic presented to a beauty pageant winner in 2017.

See another photo after the presentation below;

Is Osinbajo Doing the Things President Buhari Refused to Do? Read What Dele Momodu is Saying About Him

Dele Momodu 

The publisher of Ovation International, Dele Momodu, has said that Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, is effecting positive and noticeable changes in Nigeria, a feat his principal, Muhammadu Buhari failed to achieve while in the country.

Buhari handed over to Osinbajo on January 19 before proceeding to the UK on a medical vacation Since that time, the Acting President has been to several states in the Niger Delta and this week, stopped by the Muritala Muhammed International Airport on an impromptu visit . The Naira has also appreciated greatly against the US dollar .

See the Moment Gov. Amosun Helped Rescued Accident Victims on the Road This Morning (Photos)

Gov. Ibikunle helping to rescue an accident victim 

A Facebook user identified as Innocent Tino, has taken to the social media platform to post the photos of the moment when the Governor of Ogun state, Ibikunle Amosun witnessed an accident along Ondo Akure Road this morning and he personally joined in rescuing the accident victim.

See more photos below;

‘Why I Always Travel To Dublin From Nigeria Just To Have S*x’- Sexy Steel

Musician, born Abbey Chile Abuede, popularly known as Sexy Steel has disclosed how he handles his sexual urge.

The ‘Sisi’ crooner whose family is based in Dublin, while he ‘hustles’ in Nigeria, says whenever he is moved sexually, he simply goes all the way to Dublin to meet his wife as he must not cheat on her with another woman.

‘I Will Never Betray My Husband’- Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has said she will never betray the trust her husband has in her.

Omotola stated this when she visited the Big Brother Naija house on Friday, where she advised the housemates to marry “a man or woman that got you.”

She added: “My husband trusts me and I will never betray his trust. It’s a psychological thing he doesn’t check up on me, he doesn’t care and he doesn’t have to because I’ve got him. “Marry a man or woman that got you, he won’t need to check up on you and you shouldn’t. The minute you start to check up on her, she feels like there’s something to hide.

Xenophobia: Nigerians Fight Back In South Africa, Confront Protesters With Guns

Following several attacks on Nigerians by South Africans, Nigerians in South Africa have allegedly taken up arms to defend themselves against xenophobic attacks currently going on in the country.

The ongoing alleged xenophobic attacks on Nigerians by South Africans has reportedly taken a new turn on Friday, February 24.

Reports from South Africa claimed that Nigerians have taken up arms in self defense against protesters who are reportedly marching against the continuous stay of Nigerians in the country. The protesters believe that foreigners are taking over their jobs and business opportunities.

#BBNaija’s ThinTallTony Denies His Daughter, Calls Her His ‘Niece’ (Watch Video)

Big Brother Naija housemate ThinTallTony has denied his own daughter, Emmanuella live on international TV.

This happened yesterday when ThinTallTony told another housemate Efe, that his ‘niece’ Ella would be celebrating her birthday today. And when Efe asked if Ella was his ‘God-daughter’, Tony said, “yes.”

This has sparked outrage among Nigerians who can’t understand it. Just last week, Thin Tall Tony replied ‘By the grace of God’ when his fellow housemate Bisola asked him if he was single.

Then during another discussion with housemates, ThinTallTony denied his entire family, saying he has no family, they are all dead.

See the videos and reactions from fans below:

American Rapper, Future Wishes Former Boss Death

The war between American rapper, Future and his former boss, Rocko just got messier as Future in a deleted Instagram post called him a con artist, fake n*gga and said he will die.

Rocko who signed Future to his record label, A1 label in 2011 is suing him for neglecting him after he helped him secure a deal with Epic and also projected his career.

Osinbajo Summons IGP Over Kidnap Of German Archaeologists

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, over the kidnap of two German archaeologists, Peter Breunig and Johannes Behringer, in Kadarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

A source told the News Agency of Nigeria that the police chief briefed the Acting President on efforts so far made by police to rescue the victims unhurt and apprehend the kidnappers.

Recession Hits National Theatre As PHCN Disconnects Electricity Over N12M Debts

Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) says it has disconnected electricity supply to the National Arts Theatre, Lagos over unpaid N12 million debts.

Mr Godwin Idemudia, General Manger, Corporate Communications of EKEDC, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos that the debt was an accumulation of unpaid bills over time.

‘I Know How Expensive Data Is’, Sympathetic Don Jazzy Launches Free WiFi Service

In a bid to soothing the use of social media, Mavin Records founder, Don Jazzy and technology company Tsaboin on Friday launched Flobyt, a free WiFi service for Nigerians residing in Lagos.

According to Dele Odufuye, Tsaboin MD/CEO, the Wifi service can be accessed in locations like eateries, parks, taxis, buses, restaurants, and cafés.

Oprah Winfrey Finally Reveals Why She Chose Not to Have Children

Oprah Winfrey

She's forged a career as an incredible successful media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. And Oprah Winfrey, 63, says she has no regrets over not having children with her partner of thirty years Stedman Graham, because she doesn't have the 'patience', according to the Dailymail.

The star famously founded the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, a boarding school in South Africa which opened in 2007 and houses 172 girls.

Oprah Winfrey and husband 

She told Good Housekeeping magazine that the project makes her feel as though she has children of her own. She said: 'It is more rewarding than I would ever have imagined. I was doing this to help them, but it has brought a light to my life that I can’t explain...

'When people were pressuring me to get married and have children, I knew I was not going to be a person that ever regretted not having them, because I feel like I am a mother to the world’s children.

Buhari's Strong Supporter Undergoes Surgery Over Injuries Sustained During President's 2015 Campaign (Photos)

Dr. Ibrahim Bello Dauda 

Dr Ibrahim Bello Dauda, National coordinator of BSO (Buhari Support Organisation) is about going for spinal surgery as a result of injuries he sustained during the 2015 Buhari campaign.

The details about the injury remain unknown but Nigerians have been urged to pray for the man for a successful surgery and recovery.

See more photos of Mr. Dauda being checked by the MRI machine:

Total Tragedy: Trailer Crushes Man to Death in Lagos (Graphic Photo)

The victim 

A very unfortunate man has been sent to his early grave after a trailer crushed him to death on Friday, 24th February, 2017 at the Alafia bus-stop area of Lagos state.

According to an eyewitness, the victim who usually loads passengers into buses at the scene of the accident, was busy calling on passengers to board a vehicle when the trailer which was going at a high speed knocked him down and crushed him to death.

Below is the graphic photo;

Serious Tension in Southern Kaduna as Mob Kills 9 Hunters... See Details

File photo: Hunters in Borno State 

A report by SaharaReporters has shown that nine hunters of Kano State origin have been killed and four corpses missing in renewed violence this week in the troubled Southern Kaduna region of Kaduna State.

According to the report, the victims perished in fresh fighting that erupted from Monday to Thursday this week.

A top Kano State Government official confirmed the developments to SaharaReporters via telephone. According to the source, the Hausa-Fulani hunters were returning from a hunting expedition in Nasarawa State when they ran into a roadblock erected at Kagoro in Kaduna State by some indigenous youths from Southern Kaduna.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Tears & Sorrow as Prominent Traditional Healer is Kidnapped and Murdered in Nasarawa (Graphic Photos)

The deceased who was abducted and murdered 

The residents of Moro Village in Akwanga local government area of Nasarawa state were thrown in a state of mourning after a prominent traditional healer, Dr. Dennis Nakowa was abducted by gunmen from his residence and was later murdered by the kidnappers.

Speaking to correspondent, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Abubakar Sadie Belly, who confirmed the incident, said the abductors invaded the deceased's residence on Friday, February 18, after killing a security guard and took him to an unknown place.

His body was found on Tuesday, February 21, by the police and local vigilante group in a forest around the village. He was laid to rest yesterday in his country home in Agenda, Plateau State.

See more photos below;

Police Arrests 136 Over Xenophobic Attacks on Immigrants in South Africa

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South African police on Friday arrested 136 suspects in connection with their involvement in the xenophobia mayhem unleashed on immigrants in Pretoria.

The arrests followed a fresh wave of xenophobic attacks in Gauteng Province heightened by an anti-immigrants march held in Pretoria on Friday.

The march saw numerous shops around the city centre closed, with customers still locked inside. The 15km march left a trail of destruction when marchers struck makeshift shelters of a religious group camping outside the Tshwane Events Centre.

Flying Cars in 2017: Check Out these Stunning Models Set to be Released (Photos)

The idea of flying cars has been around for decades but could they ever go mainstream?

These companies are trying to do the impossible. Already we know that Dubai plans to launch their world’s first Taxi Drone come July this year, and also the Dutch company PAL-V has already started making sales since they launched the PAL-V Liberty.

Some Nigerians are anticipating the entry of flying cars into the country amid uncertainties about its usage in the country where the operational facilities and maintenance space might be lacking.

This is a beautiful invention that could be used to survive the incessant cases of traffic congestion in a metropolitan city like Lagos.

See more photos of the flying cars:

Many Injured as Speeding Bus Somersaults Three Times Along Enugu Road (Photos)

A victim of the ghastly accident 

Many people where left seriously injured after a terrible accident involving a commercial bus belonging to Benue Links Transports Company happened on Thursday, February 23.

According to Idoma Voice, the bus lost control while on high speed and rammed into a nearby bush along Enugu road.

BREAKING NEWS: Massive Shake-up in NCAA as Federal Govt. Sacks 9 Directors...See Full List

According to an exlcusive report by SaharaReporters, it was a gloomy day on Friday at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) as the Federal Government approved the sack of all the directors in the regulatory agency.

No fewer than 9 directors were unexpectedly sacked from their duty posts by the government. It was learnt from a source in NCAA that the Director-General of the NCAA, Capt. Muhtar Usman conveyed the sack message to the affected directors in a meeting at the agency’s headquarters at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos.

Naira Records Shocking Improvement Against the Dollar...See Current Exchange Rate

Nigerian naira rose on the black market to its highest in more than three months on Friday, after several interventions by the central bank on the official market, traders said.

The local currency exchanged N460 to a dollar on the black market at 1327 GMT, compared with 495 the previous day, accordign to Reuters.

Total War! Boko Haram in Disarray as Nigeria Air Force Jets Drop Bombs at Tagoshe Mountain...Details

Nigeria Air Force 

Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Friday struck Boko Haram terrorists location at Tagoshe/Mandara Mountain general area, about 10km Southwest of Gwoza in Northern Borno.

Daily Post reports that Air Force spokesman, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, confirmed the development in a statement.

Appeal Court Removes Edo APC Lawmaker

The Court of Appeal sitting in Benin City has sacked the lawmaker representing Ovia South West Constituency in the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon. Sunday Aghedo.

The court gave an order that Mr. Godwin Adenomo, a member of the All Progressive Congress, be sworn in immediately.

Inside the Exotic Private Jet of One of Africa's Richest Pastors Who is Living Like a King (Photos)

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri relaxes inside his luxury private jet 

The interior of an expensive private jet owned by Prophet Sheperd Bushiri, who is one of the richest pastors in Africa and founder of Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG) has left may people in awe.

Former Customs Boss, Abdullahi Dikko Inde, Forfeits 17 Vehicles to Federal Government

Abdullahi Dikko Inde 

Justice S.M Shuaibu of the Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna today, February 24th, 2017 gave an interim order of forfeiture of the seventeen vehicles found in the warehouse of former comptroller General of Customs, Abdullahi Dikko Inde.

The order was sequel to an exparte application deposed to by one Adamu Waziri, an operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, filed on the 23rd of February, 2017.

Seun Egbegbe All Smiles as He is Finally Granted Bail After Alleged Theft (Photo)

Seun Egbegbe all smiles after he was granted bail by a court in Lagos 

Nigerian filmmaker, Seun Egbegbe has been spotted smiling sheepishly after he was granted bail by a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi.

He was granted N5 million bail after his bail hearing was adjourned to today, Friday 24, due to the failure of the police to file a counter affidavit.

So Touching! Jose Mourinho Reaches Out to Ranieri After His Sack from Leicester City... Checkout What He Wrote

Claudio Ranieri 

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has shown his class with a message of support to sacked Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri on Instagram.

The Portuguese tactician is not known for his friendships within football, having gained a reputation for rubbing opposition managers up the wrong way with controversial and provocative statements.

Still, the Red Devils boss was quick to lend his backing to Ranieri after his shock sacking by Leicester tonight, less than a year after he guided the club to an historic Premier League title win.

Below is what Mourinho posted on Instagram:

Fayose Joining APC? Ekiti Governor Speaks as He Attends Inauguration of APC Governor, Akeredolu in Ondo

Gov. Fayose pictured at the inauguration 

While speaking in Akure, Ondo State during the inauguration of Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) as the governor of Ondo State, Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Friday said the welfare and unity of Yoruba people were important for anybody to play politics with.

The chairman of PDP Governor's Forum said that being a leader of the Peoples Democratic Party should not stop him from attending the inauguration of an All Progressives Congress (APC) governor.

Boko Haram Kills Seven Soldiers Including a Lieutenant During Deadly Attack in Borno

*Photo used for illustrative purpose* 

At least seven soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram attack on military positions in northeast Nigeria, a civilian vigilante and a security source said on Friday, AFP reports.

The incident took place on Wednesday afternoon in the town of Gajiram, about 80 kilometres (50 miles) by road north of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri.

Southern Kaduna Killings: Police Finally Drops Charges Against Audu Maikori...See New Details

Audu Maikori 

The Police have dropped charges against Chocolate City boss, Audu Maikori, Daily Post reports.

Last week, Maikori was arrested and detained for his tweets about the purported killing of five students in Kaduna by Fulani herdsmen. He was released over the weekend, following the intervention of former Education Minister, Oby Ezekwesili .

According to Daily Post, Maikori’s personal assistant, Edward Israel-Ayide, confirmed the news in a phone chat.

“Yes, it is true,” he said. “Audu and I are working on a press statement and we will send it to you exclusively as soon as it is ready.”

Abubakar Shekau Kills Boko Haram Spokesman Over Alleged Betrayal

Factional leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau 

Abubakar Shekau, leader of terrorist group, Boko Haram has admitted killing the terrorist group's purported spokesman, Abu Zinnira popularly called 'Tasiu' over an apparent plot to oust him.

Shekau admitted this in an audio recording.

Ongoing Protest In Sapele Over Power Outage and Outrageous Bill (Photos)

Some of the protesters in Delta State 

There is an ongoimg massive protest in Sapele, Delta State by residents over constant power outrage and outrageous estimated bills.

Major federal roads have been blocked, an eyewitness reported. According to the protesters, the leaders of their communities don't want to join the struggle because they enjoy 24hrs electricity.

See more photos below:

So Romantic! Man Declares His Love to His Girlfriend with a Bouquet of Roses Made of Thousands of Cash (Photos)

Bizarre gift: The man asked a florist to make a luxury bouquet made from money 

A man from the Changchun area of China proved that he can be inventive when thinking of a gift for his girlfriend, as he gave her a bouquet of rose flower made from bank notes totaling 10,000 yuan (£1,168) and handed it to her.

According to QQ.com, the man went into a flower shop in Changchun, Jilin province with a bag of 10,000 yuan (£1,168) on 13 February and asked the owner of the shop to make him a bouquet of roses using the notes.

Buhari Attends Mosque in London, Remains Very Ill....Read Stunning Details

President Muhammadu Buhari 

President Muhammadu Buhari may be “very ill” but he attended “prayers last Friday,” according to The Guardian’s sources in London.

One of the sources said on Wednesday: “The man is alive, but not okay. He is very ill. He is probably not going home soon.” For Buhari to have attended the mosque indicates that he is not dead, and that though he may be sick, he is getting well.

Read the New Development about 'Canadian Visa Lottery' in Nigeria

The Canadian Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, Mr Lajos Arendas, on Wednesday said that it was imperative for Nigerians to know of the non-existence of any Canadian Visa Lottery, according to the Vanguard.

Arendas said in Lagos that his government had never been involved in any form of Visa Lottery programme, and that it was currently non-existent.

Whistle-blower Exposes 10 Exotic Expensive G-wagons Allegedly Belonging to a Nigerian

A gold-plated G-wagon found at the man's residence 

A whistle blower has yet again exposed 10 expensive G-wagon cars allegedly belonging to one man.

In a footage released online, the cars included a gold-plated G-wagon valued at millions of naira which is said to be owned by a Nigerian.

Bola Tinubu Attends Akeredolu's Inauguration in Ondo State (See Photos)

APC National Chairman, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in Akure 

National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu arrived Akure, the Ondo capital for the inauguration of Governor Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu on Friday.

BREAKING NEWS! Assemblies of God Crisis: Paul Emeka Loses to Okoroafor at Supreme Court

Rev. Paul Emeka 

The leadership crisis rocking the Assemblies of God Church came to an end on Friday. This is as the Supreme Court in a unanimous judgement by four Justices, resolved all the issues in favour of the General Council of the Church. ‎

With this judgement, Rev. Dr. Chidi Okoroafor has now been confirmed as the authentic General Superintendent of the Church.