Saturday, 1 July 2017

Gov. Ben Ayade Reportedly forcefully collects car-gift from Senator Ita-Giwa

Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, has claimed that Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade sent his aides to her Calabar residence while she was out of the country to forcefully collect the Toyota Prado jeep he gifted her last year.


The former presidential adviser said the car was taken back following allegations of diversions of relief materials sent by the National Commission for Refugees to the displaced persons of Atai-Ema in Bakassi, whose houses were burnt in April 2017. Mama Bakassi had led a team of security
operatives to recover some relief materials in a private residence in Calabar on June 3.
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Teenager sells his father's N7.5m SUV for N350k to buy hard drugs in Abia


The Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Abia state, Akingbade Bamidele, says the command recently counseled a teenage boy who sold two of his father’s Sports Utility Vehicles valued at N7.5 million for N350, 000 in Umuahia, Abia, in order to buy hard drugs.
Bamidele made the disclosure when he spoke at a workshop on substance abuse and illicit drug trafficking for senior secondary school students, organized by the National Committee on Narcotics
and Substance Abuse in Abia yesterday.
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Gang leader Accidentally Shoots and Removes his testicles

Scott Benjamin a 30yr old UK gang leader known as 'shredder', literally had his balls ripped off after he accidentally shot himself in the crotch with a shotgun. He was handling the firearm when it discharged piercing his groin which led to the removal of one of his testicles.
Things went from bad to worse as the incident led police to discover two sawn-off shotguns in his possession. He was charged to court and pleaded guilty to possession of the arms. The court was told
Benjamin led a gang called the Pendeford Crew and had previously served a six-year prison sentence for possession of a gun.

 
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I Used To Be A Chin Chin Seller - Waje

Talking about her grass to grace story, waje had a chat with Saturday Beats where she spoke about how she hustled as a chin chin seller and also explained her first ever reward for music was N500. Hear her;
“I don’t like cooking but I love to bake and I did that for a while with my friend Ijeoma Uzodima. We used to have this chin chin company and we used to sell everything in our stock. I remember that the magistrates in Onitsha at the time used to order from us and we used to sell it in a small can for about N600. We would cut 50kg chin chin for three days and my back would be paining me. I probably would have continued with that if I was not a singer. Ijeoma who is my very good friend was actually the one who used to push me,” she said.
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German Chancellor, Angela Merkel Votes Against Gay Marriage

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel has voted against same-sex marriage in Germany because she believes that “marriage is between a man and woman”.

Despite her opposition, the Bundestag voted to legalise equal marriage by 393 votes to 226, and the Chancellor said she hoped the move would improve social cohension.


 
“For me, marriage in German law is marriage between a man and a woman and that is why I did not vote in favour of this bill today,” she told reporters moments after the historic vote.

“I hope that the vote today not only promotes respect between different opinions but also brings more social cohesion and peace.”
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Bank manager jailed one year for N200 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of Tajudeen Yusuf, a former branch manager with Skye Bank. Tajudeen was prosecuted before Justice Ambrose Alagwa of Federal High Court 1, Jos on 3 counts of forgery.


Tajudeen's journey to prison started on May 16, 2013, following a petition from Skye Bank Nigeria Plc, Jos branch, alleging that Yusuf fraudulently collected the sum of N200 million from the bank's customer, Alhaji Usman Tetengi and issued him with fake deposit certificate.
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Between January and June, we have arrested 682 crime suspects in Edo State- Police CP

The Commissioner of Police (CP) in Edo State, Haliru Gwandu, says they have arrested 682 crime suspects in the state between January and June 2017. Speaking to Journalist on Friday in Benin, he said the suspects were arrested following 332 reported crimes that took place in the state during the period under review.

 


Giving a breakdown of the figure, he said 221 were arrested for armed robbery, 43 for kidnapping and 96 were arrested for murder. He explained that 295 suspects were arrested over alleged cultism and 49 out of them had been charged to court, while 27 suspects were arrested for alleged unlawful possession of firearms.
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5 BASIC FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE HUMAN BODY

It’s important to know basic facts about the human body for health reasons, because ignorance can be costly. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 5 basic facts you should know about the human body.

Stomach Acid Can Dissolve Metal

Yes, your stomach acid is in fact that acidic. The only reason the acid in your stomach doesn’t eat right through your body is because your stomach cells are renewed faster than they are destroyed.
Weight Affects Ability to Conceive
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Every single mother made a wrong choice – Actress Lola Alao

In a recent interview with Vanguardngr, Nollywood actress and single mother, Lola Alao, who was asked why there are many single mothers in the Yoruba sector of the industry, said:

“I think it has to do with making the wrong choices. I will say they haven’t gotten to their final destination that is why they are single mothers. I think every single mother you see made a wrong choice.”
 
Does that apply to you too?

Yes, I think every single mother you see made a wrong choice.
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Tonto Dikeh Returns To Nollywood After Crashed Marriage

Controversial actress, Tonto Dikeh is set to return to Nollywood after her crashed marriage. The actress stopped acting shortly before her marriage to Churchill and has been away from movies due to marriage, pregnancy & childbirth.


Mama King is set to storm movie set with Mercy Johnson-Okojie and Ghanaian actress, Jackie Appiah.
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Kaduna Govt. Announces Foreign Scholarship Opportunities


The Kaduna State Government has announced scholarship opportunities for qualified candidates to study Medicine, Nursing and Health Technology-related courses in foreign universities.

Andrew Nok, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, told journalists in Kaduna on Friday, that the measure was to bridge the manpower gap in the health sector.
 
Mr. Nok said that to participate in the scholarship examination and selection interview, applicants must be residents of Kaduna State, adding, however, that priority would be given to candidates from indigent families.
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Beyoncé, Jay-Z Finally Name Their Twins

Beyonce and Jay Z have finally named their newly-born twin – with 'unusual' names. The 35-year-old singer and the New York-born rap star welcomed their twins, early June, with so much joy. The couple has a daughter named Blue Ivy, before the welcome of twins.
 
The new born twins were revealed to be named Rumi and Sir Carter, after their parents filed trademarks to protect the names.
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N-Power Assessment Test Date For New Applicants Announced

The federal government's employment scheme N-Power, has announced a date for the commencement of assessment tests for new applicants.

According to N-Power, the online test will commence from the 1st of July, 2017. Applicants will receive a text message 24 hours before their respective assessment test commences.

The application portal will be closed on the 13th of July.
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Security Guard Fired For Checking Education Minister At Airport

A security guard in Kenya has been allegedly dismissed for insiting government minister undergoes a security check at the country's main airport while trying to catch a domestic flight,

Standard newspaper reports that Daisy Cherogony has consequently sued her employer for the wrong dismissal.

Daisy is reported to have insisted that Education Minister Fred Matiang'i queue and undergo security checks like other passengers in an incident on 6 April.


Her employer, Kenya's Airport Authority (KAA), dismissed her on 11 May on grounds of gross misconduct for mistreating and humiliating the minister.
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Hakeem Bello-Osagie Resigned As Etisalat Chairman To Pave Way For Restructuring

Hakeem Bello Osagie has resigned as the Chairman of Etisalat Nigeria, following restructuring plan for the telecommunications firm.

The Guardian gathered from an insider that the resignation is effective immediately.


“The development also reflects Mr. Bello-Osagie’s deep commitment to protecting the interest of all stakeholders. It is now expected that Etisalat Nigeria under its new shareholding structure will navigate through its current loan repayment challenge with minimum impact,” the source added.
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Nigerian Doctor Storms Hospital, Opens Fire On Colleagues, Before Killing Self In New York

One doctor was shot and killed and at least six other people were injured on Friday afternoon inside Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center after a former doctor at the hospital opened fire with an assault rifle, officials said.

The gunman, who was wearing a white lab coat, was killed, apparently by a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the police said. He was identified by a police official as Henry Bello.

On the hospital’s website a Henry Bello is listed as a doctor employed in family medicine.
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PDP Factional Chair, Markarfi Supports Call For Restructuring

Factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmed Markafi has said that he supported the idea of restructuring Nigeria.

The former Kaduna state governor added that it is wrong for anyone or leader to dismiss the clamour for a restructuring.


He stated this while speaking on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily on Friday.
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Photos from Lionel Messi's wedding to his childhood sweetheart, Antonella Roccuzzo

A host of star names attended Lionel Messi's hometown inn Rosario Argentina, for his wedding to his childhood sweetheart, Antonella Roccuzzo. However, while team-mates Luis Suarez, Neymar and Gerard Pique were among the 260 guests in attendance at the intimate ceremony, there was no invite for former bosses Pep Guardiola, most of the Argentina squad or legend Diego Maradona. 

According to Argentine newspaper La Nacion, Messi, invited only four of his international team-mates - Sergio Aguero, Javier Mascherano, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Angel Di Maria.
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El-Rufai is talking like an area boy- Afenifere attacks Kaduna state governor over his comments on restructuring


 Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, has blasted Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai for opposing the calls for restructuring the country. El-Rufai was a guest on Channels TV yesterday where he vehemently opposed calls by some politicians for the restructuring of Nigeria. According to El-Rufai, those who are clamoring for restructuring are opportunists who are looking for the gains rather than looking out for the unity of the country.

Afenifere in a statement released by its Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin, says the only way out of the current agitations in the country was to restructure the current set-up of the nation. Part of the statement reads:
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