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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.

Tension in the House of Reps as Members Fight Over Buhari's Health Status

President Muhammadu Buhari 

Tempers boiled in the House of Representatives after members engaged in a heated exchange of words on Tuesday over the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The lawmakers, it was gathered quarreled over the use of the word “sickness” in referring to Buhari or explaining his reason for being away from the country to the United Kingdom since January 19.

For the Love of Curvy Women: This Woman's Hips Will Leave You in Shock (Photos)

Confidence 

A hot South African woman massively endowed with gargantuan hips has graced social media with her mind-controlling features. The mother of one popularly called Princess Smozamo is a plus-size model who is proud of her stature and also attend social gatherings exclusive to chubby women in her locality.

Further reports have it that her original name is Confidence and she lives up to it. Confidence is very religious and she claims to be the 'Princess of Heaven'. She has used her Instagram page of over 2,000 followers to condemn the trend of xenophobia in South Africa.

Confidence has over the years grown in 'confidence' with her killer hips which could pass for the largest among her pairs.

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See Cute Photos of Nigerian Policemen and Policewomen at The Police Academy

The students of the Nigerian police college 

Members of the Nigeria Police Force are also good-looking regardless of the haggard physical appearances of some officials due to the demands of the job.

The pictures of some young officers at the police academy has melted the hearts of many Nigerians as they see the blend of cute men and beautiful ladies ready to serve the country at different capacities.

The young folks really look neat, smart and full of life.

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Osinbajo is Better Than Buhari, Take It or Leave It - PDP Youths Declare

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo 

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth Frontier (PDPYF) has insisted that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, within 40 days has performed better than President Muhammadu Buhari did in close to two years following the recent recovery of the naira and visits to the Niger Delta.

Release Nnamdi Kanu Now! - Soludo, Pat Utomi Leads Igbo Leaders to Abuja, Demands Release of IPOB Leader

Nnamdi Kanu 

While addressing journalists in Abuja on Monday, a Pan Igbo group - Nzuko Umunna - has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately release the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

The former Central Bank (CBN) governor, Prof. Charles Soludo, who led the group, said the Buhari-led federal government must obey court orders in order to release the embattled Kanu.

JAMB Scraps 'Awaiting Results', Introduces 4th Choice of Institution... See Details

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has announced that students will no longer be able to secure admission into higher institutions while awaiting their O’level results.

JAMB said this was part of its restructuring in preparation for the 2017 UTME higher institution examination. This means candidates must sit and obtain the results of either West African Examination Council school examination, WAEC, or National Examination Council, NECO, before admission.

The board said this will keep candidates from taking the slots they do not qualify for. JAMB also introduced a fourth choice of school, but said candidates can apply to only one government-owned university.

In a statement by its spokesperson, JAMB also announced the introduction of fourth choice of higher institution during application by candidates.

Read the full statement below:

Get Well Soon Our Dear President - Nollywood Actress Spotted Carrying Placard for Buhari (Photo)

Actress Lizzy 

Popular Nollywood actress of Yoruba decent, Lizzy Anjorin, has been captured on camera asking Nigerians to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari, who is away in the United Kingdom on extended vacation.

The actress made this call in a video posted on her Instagram page with the caption; "Either you voted for him or not, He needs our prayer..lets show some love plz." 

Igbo Will Never be President of Nigeria - MASSOB

The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, on Tuesday declared that an Igbo man would never become Nigeria’s President.

In a statement signed by MASSOB leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu, entitled ‘We insist on Biafra through non-violence, not Igbo presidency’, the secessionist group berated Igbo leaders, describing them as ‘political slaves’ who have no chance of ruling the country.

Amina Mohammed Sworn-in as UN Deputy Secretary General (Photos)

Amina Mohammed (in native dress) at the UN HQ 

Amina Mohammed, the immediate past Minister of Environment has been sworn-in on Tuesday, 28th of February, 2017 as the UN Deputy Secretary-General at the UN Headquarters in New York, United States of America.

Ms. Mohammed, who was appointed by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres on December 15, 2016 as his deputy, was supposed to assume office on January 1.

BREAKING NEWS: Senate Resolves to Rename Benin Airport in Honour of the Oba of Benin

Oba Erediauwa 

Members of the Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, resolved to name the airport in Benin City, Edo State after the former Oba of Benin Kingdom, late Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolopolo, Oba Erediauwa.

According to Punch newspaper, the lawmakers who reached the resolution during the plenary on Tuesday, revealed that the airport is to be renamed as Oba Erediauwa Airport.

Ex CBN Governor Soludo, Utomi, Igbo Professionals Meet With IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu In Prison

Nnamdi Kanu 

A group of prominent Igbo professionals led by a former Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Charles Soludo today met up with Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in prison.

According to SaharaReporters, they will later converge for a press conference at Chelsea hotel in Abuja by 3pm today, to relay the feedback of their visit.

FG Targets 250,000 Jobs from $20bn Gas Industrial Park in Niger Delta

File Photo 

The Federal Government is planning to generate 250,000 direct and indirect jobs through the $20bn Gas Revolution Industrial Park being planned for Ogidigben in Delta State.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement on Monday. Akande said the decision to set up the park was one of the outcomes of the ongoing consultations the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, made in the Niger Delta.

BREAKING NEWS: Passengers Panic as Medview Airline Plane From Lagos to Abuja Develops Fault Midair

File photo used only illustrative purpose 

A Premium Times report has show that a Medview Airline flight from Lagos to Abuja was suspended midair after a fault was observed on the plane.

A passenger on the flight said passengers suspected the plane, with flight number VL 2102, was faulty before takeoff, but they were assured by the pilot and the crew that all was well. A few minutes after take-off, the plane had to return to the Lagos Airport due to the problem.

Nigeria Will Attract $10bn Oil and Gas Investment in the Next Five Years - Ibe Kachikwu

Petroleum minister Ibe Kachikwu 

Nigeria will attract more than 10 billion dollars investments to the oil and gas industry in the next five years, the Petroleum minister Ibe Kachikwu, has said.

Kachikwu said this on Tuesday in Abuja at the ongoing Nigerian Oil and Gas (NOG) Conference tagged: “Reforming and Repositioning the Oil and Gas Industry in Nigeria’’.

Drama as Beautiful Big Girl Runs Mad and Walks the Street N*ked (Photos)

The beautiful big girl ran mad and walked the streets n*ked 

Some people got an eyeful recently after a beautiful big girl ran mad and began walking on the streets totally n*ked while clutching her expensive handbag.

It was alleged that the girl suddenly became mad after leaving a hotel she had visited her man friend.

Nationwide Blackout Looms as Stakeholders Express Frustration Over N601billion Debt

Stakeholders have warned of a looming nation wide blackout soon over latest reconciled N601 billion debt profile owed operators across the power sector value chain, Daily Sun News reports.

The N601 billion debt is owed generation, distribution and transmission arms of the power sector, excluding gas producers.

Customs Seizes 9,000 Bags Of Imported Rice In Ibadan (Photo)

In another dramatic raid, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Oyo/Osun Command, has seized 9,000 bags of imported rice in a warehouse in a market in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The Comptroller, Temitope Ogunkua, who promised to stop illegal importation of goods, said during the night raid of the warehouse in an undisclosed Ibadan market, one suspect was arrested.

Anambra State Governor Appoints Physical-challenged Man as Permanent Secretary (See Photo)

Governor Willie Obiano swears in nine Permanent Secretaries appointed into the State Civil Service 

Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra on Tuesday inaugurated nine newly-appointed permanent secretaries with a call on them to deploy their wealth of experience for the development of the state.

Obiano said that the new appointees, including a physically-challenged and five women, were selected on merit and advised that they should not relent in service delivery.

Actress Omotola Shares N*ked Photo in Bathtub as She Celebrates 39th Birthday (Photos)

Actress Omotola having the best time of her life as she celebrates 39th birthday 

Multi-award winning actress, singer, philanthropist and former model of an Ondo descent from Lagos, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, who is married to a Nigerian pilot, Captain Matthew Ekeinde, has turned 39 and celebrated her day in style.

Over the past few days, the superstar actress has been celebrating her 39th birthday in South Africa with a few of her friends, including fellow Nollywood actress, Rukky Sanda and celebrity stylist, Swanky Jerry.

Total Tragedy: Black Monday in Imo State as 25 Passengers Die in Ghastly Car Crashes

File photo 

Two heavy duty trucks collided with two hummer buses on the ever-busy Owerri–Onitsha expressway in Imo State on Monday as no fewer than 25 people were feared dead after the tragic car crash.

According to a report by Punch, the ghastly accident occured at Catering school Junction and Okpokija Junction, respectively in Irete community in the Owerri West Local Government Area of the state between 4 and 4: 20 pm interval.

Senate Finally Set Date to Screen Justice Walter Onnoghen

Walter Onnoghen 

President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, at the plenary on Tuesday, announced that the lawmakers would conduct a screening for the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Wednesday.

Petition Calls for Obama to Run for President in France

Barack Obama 

The French are set to elect a new president in April and the events have generated much drama with a foreigner tipped to rule the people.

Those who are unhappy with the current candidates are making a last ditch attempt to recruit another contender, Barack Obama who is currently enjoying life outside the whitehouse.

The Obama17 petition is currently circulating with the aim of gathering 1 million signatures to convince the former U.S. president to run for office in France. About 500 posters of Obama's face have been plastered across Paris in recent days, urging people to visit the petition website.

So Romantic! Popular Pastor Seen Polishing His Wife's Toe Nails, Encourages Men to Do Same (Photos)

The pastor and his wife 

A popular Liberian pastor, Solomon Gueh, has taken to the social networking platform, Facebook, to share some adorable romantic moment with his wife and encouraged married men to express love to their wives in all manners.

Pastor Gueh who is the Resident Pastor and National Overseer at the Living Stream Tabernacle in Liberia, captioned the photos; 'My people love is very powerful. This very dressed pastor here is doing his very best to polish his Only Lady toes nails. Husbands ooooo we have got to try very hard to please our wives.'

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President Buhari Gives Tompolo Kiss of Life

Tompolo and President Muhammadu Buhari 

From London where he is vacationing, President Muhammadu Buhari, last week, extended a lifeline to founder of the moribund Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo.

Tompolo, also the former General Officer Commanding, GOC, MEND, and Ibe-Ebidouwei of Ijaw nation, visited President Buhari few months into his administration in Abuja and assured him of his co-operation, but events later on, especially the bombing of pipelines by militants and hunt for the ex-militant leader over alleged sleaze, not only put a wedge between them, but compelled Tompolo to go into hiding until date.

Nigerian Midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi Makes Decision on Big Money China Move

Ogenyi Onazi 

Nigeria international Ogenyi Onazi has revealed that he has finally opted out of what he described as “a mega” transfer to China.

Super Eagles skipper Mikel Obi as well as fellow internationals Brown Ideye, Odion Ighalo and Chinedu Obasi have already grabbed the huge cash the Chinese league now offers.

Nigeria's GDP Shrinks by 1.3% in 2016 Fourth Quarter

The National Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday released the Gross Domestic Product growth rate for the country with the economy recording a contraction of -1.3 per cent in growth rate in the fourth quarter of 2016.

The NBS in the report explained that in real terms, the economy recorded a decline of N240.8bn from N18.53trn in the fourth of 2015 to N18.29trn in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Nigerian Army Kills 18 Boko Haram Fighters During a Gun Battle in Yobe State

*Photo used for illustrative purpose* 

About 18 Boko Haram terrorists have been killed by the troops of the Nigerian Army when the insurgents invaded Kumuya village in the Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State.

The insurgents had invaded the in an attempt to cart away food, but a gun battle subsequently ensued between them and the troops, leading to the death of 18 casualties.

Naira Recovers Greatly Against the Dollar as CBN Pumps in $180m

Naira notes 

The naira is on a speedy way to recovery following the new forex policy by the Central Bank of Nigeria. Just in less that one week, the naira has gained over N85 against the dollar with many predicting that the Nigerian currency will gain more.

The currency exchanged for N430 to the dollar late Monday at the parallel market. It was N460 to the dollar at the weekend.

I Won't Receive Salary Until Workers are Paid - Akeredolu

Rotimi Akeredolu 

The Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, has vowed that he will not collect any salary until all the workers in the state’s civil service are paid their salaries.

He appealed to the doctors and nurses who are currently on strike to end their industrial action and embrace dialogue with his government.

Shock as Three Bakassi Vigilante Men Are Shot Dead by Unknown Gunmen in Abia State (Graphic Photos)

The three Bakassi vigilante men killed by unknown gunmen 

It was a shocking sight to behold as three Bakassi (Vigilante) boys were shot dead by unknown gunmen in broad daylight along Aba Owerri road, Aba, Abia state on Monday.

The incident took place before MCC Junction, opposite Seventh Day Adventist Church (Sabbath), opposite Toonak. Three of the vigilante men dropped dead instantly while two of them have been admitted to Abia State Teaching Hospital for treatment.

Muslim White House Staff Quits After Just 8 Days Working for Donald Trump...You Won't Believe Why (Photos)

Rumana Ahmed 

Rumana Ahmed, a Muslim-American national security staffer has resigned after eight days working in the Trump administration.

According to a report by Daily Mail UK, the young woman said it was 'an insult' to work under the current president.

Rumana Ahmed is a Muslim and an American citizen whose family moved to Maryland from Bangladesh. She was hired to a job at the White House straight out of college while Obama was still president.

When Trump was elected, she optimistically tried to stay on at the National Security Council, but after eight days realized that she could not continue to work there.

Arms Scam: Drama as Obanikoro's Wife Loses Huge Abuja Mansion to FG... See Details

The property in question 

A Federal Capital Territory High Court, sitting in Jabi, Abuja, has ordered that Alhaja Moroophat Obanikoro, the wife of a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, should forfeit her property pending the outcome of investigations into her husband and children, The Punch reports.

The court also rejected a prayer asking the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to pay her the sum of N200m for violating her fundamental human rights. Obanikoro’s wife has, however, headed for the Appeal Court to challenge the court judgment.

Lagos State to Crush 4,000 Seized Commercial Motorcycles

File Photo 

The Lagos State Government on Monday said it has concluded plans to commence the crushing and recycling of over 4,000 impounded commercial motorcycles, popularly called Okada, in line with the provisions of the State Traffic Law 2012.

The State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said the recent clampdown on Okada across the state was a fall out of the government’s resolve to address the security concerns posed by their operations, saying that criminals are in the habit of using okada to perpetrate crime and getting away.

Fatal Accident Leaves at Least 6 Dead at Oko Polytechnic in Anambra (Graphic Photos)

One of the victims of the horror accident 

A horrific accident on Sunday claimed the lives of at least six persons after a speeding vehicle collided with another, resulting in multiple deaths.

The incident took place at the Federal Polytechnic, Oko around 8pm in Anambra state.

Naira Gains Further Against the Dollar... See Latest Value

*Photo used for illustrative purpose* 

The naira has continued to gain against the United states dollar as it closed at N445/$1 at the parallel market on Monday following injection of dollars to the market by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

The CBN has sold additional $180m into the market this week, barely one week after selling about $600m. The steady supply of forex is in line with the modification made to the forex policy by the regulator.

The CBN last Monday commenced the implementation of the reformed forex policy with a promise to sell $1m weekly to each of the 21 commercial banks in the country. The local currency, which had tumbled to 520/dollar last Monday, closed at 450 on Friday.

Serious Commotion as Man is Lynched to Death for Having S*x with His Daughter's Corpse

*Photo used for illustrative purpose* 

A man has been killed over the weekend by an irate mob after neighbours caught him defiling the corpse of his daughter in Molo Township area of Kenya.

According to NairobiWire, Hassan Langat, 45, was attacked by angry locals when he was caught in the act with the body of his teenage daughter.

Oh No! Raging Fire Guts Banky W's House in Lekki...See How It Happened

Banky W 

A property located along Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos where popular singer, Banky W, lives has been destroyed by fire, Punch Metro reports.

A neighbour to the artiste revealed on the telephone that the fire was caused by a faulty air conditioner. The fire was believed to have started around 6am.

Tonto Dikeh Finds Love Again, Dating A Younger Cute Guy (Photos)

Has Tonto Dikeh found love again? Tongues have been wagging since the sudden intimacy between Tonto Dikeh and Raphael 2Kriss shortly after she left her husband’s house.

It seems that she has found solace in the warm hands of a younger lover named Raphael. He was said to have played the fatherly role at her son’s birthday party.

Too Much Money? Don Jazzy Says He’s Too Big For Endorsement Deals

Mavin Records boss, Don Jazzy said the reason he has not been getting endorsement deals in recent was because he’s outgrown being a brand ambassador at this stage in his career.

Speaking at the launch of Flobyt in Lagos, Don Jazzy said, “Brand ambassador? I stopped that a long time ago. We are bigger than those things now. We are more about partnerships.”

Zenith Declares N129.6bn Profit After Tax For 2016

Zenith International Bank Plc has declared a profit after tax of N129.65 billion and a final dividend of N1.77 per share for the financial year ended December 31, 2016.

This is contained in the company’s audited report released by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Monday in Lagos.

Suspected Car Battery Thief Burnt to Death by Angry Mob in Cross River (Graphic Photos)

A Facebook user identified as Ifere Paul, who is an English - Chinese translator at Aso Rock villa, Abuja, has taken to the social networking platform and narrated the shocking story of how a suspected thief was sent to early grave by angry group in Cross Rivers state.

Below is how he told the story;