Sunday, April 11

News

Ben Murray-Bruce Shows Off his New Electric Car
News

Ben Murray-Bruce Shows Off his New Electric Car

Chairman of Silverbird Group and former Senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial district, Ben Murray-Bruce has shown off his newly acquired electric car. Ben Murray-Bruce said his Lucid Electric Car which will be delivered early next year, is capable of more miles per charge than a Tesla. He also called for the Nigerian government to ban all combustion engine cars by 2035. Ben tweeted; In practising what I preach, I recently put a deposit on this yet to be manufactured Lucid Electric Car. Delivery is early next year. It’s capable of more miles per charge than a Tesla. An amazing machine. Nigeria should ban all combustion Engine cars by 2035.
Don’t Use Feminism To Justify Your Wickedness – Chimamanda Adichie
News

Don’t Use Feminism To Justify Your Wickedness – Chimamanda Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is trending on Twitter after an old video of her talking about using feminism to justify wickedness surfaces. The renowned author made this statement during an interview. She said in the video: "I often say to young Nigerian feminists, please do not use feminism to justify your wickedness. "So you have some of these young women and I'm talking to them and they sound really mean and I say, you know what, this isn't feminism,  you're just really nasty." Watch it below. https://youtu.be/HVHq-gs7gjE
Boko Haram Attacks Kwapre, Adamawa, Kills 5 People, Kidnaps Many Women
News

Boko Haram Attacks Kwapre, Adamawa, Kills 5 People, Kidnaps Many Women

An Unspecified number of women have been abducted by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect who attacked a community in Adamawa State. The insurgents also killed five people, destroyed houses and other property and made away with belongings of residents, a source said. DAILY POST gathered on Saturday morning that the insurgents stormed Kwapre, a village in Hong Local Government Area of Northern Adamawa on Friday evening, shooting randomly and picking up the women. A source around the area, Innocent Geoffrey, told our correspondent on phone that the attackers were first thought to be herders out for vengeance attack, but later manifested their Boko Haram tendency, seizing the female residents they could lay their hands on, as residents scampered for safety. “Right now ,the...
Incident At Bauchi Correctional Service Was Caused By A Mobile Phone – NCoS
News

Incident At Bauchi Correctional Service Was Caused By A Mobile Phone – NCoS

A little skirmish broke out at the Bauchi State Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service on Friday April 9, 2021. This emanated from the attempt of an officer to smuggle a mobile phone into the custodial centre, for the use of inmates. This is clearly illegal and against the rules. The officer has therefore been apprehended and is being interrogated. The scuffle occurred between the inmates who were to benefit from the illegal deal and other staff members who enforced the centre’s rules and regulations and busted the plan. However, two personnel and five inmates sustained injuries in the melee but have been treated and discharged from the facility’s medical unit. The restive inmates have also been put under control while the staff involved is undergoing interrogation, a...
The CEO of HighTunes Records robbed in Ghana
News

The CEO of HighTunes Records robbed in Ghana

Precious Ekwueme, the Chief Executive Officer of HighTunes Records, has lamented about his recent robbery and burglary attack in the city of Accra, Ghana. Mr. Ekwueme was lodged at Pearl in the City Apartments housing Capitol Restaurant. On the night when he was to leave Accra, armed robbers got into his room through the window and carted away with his things, leaving just his international passport with him. According to him, the CCTV showed that the armed robbers had been standing by the window for sometime, waiting for their chance. “The security system was poor,” he said. “They were sleeping. So much negligence from their part.” He has sued the management of the apartment and he claims they have threatened him. “Even the girl that is there, they tried to beat her when t...
Monkey Pulls Off Finger of 5 Year old boy After Biting him while he Stood near Cage
News

Monkey Pulls Off Finger of 5 Year old boy After Biting him while he Stood near Cage

A monkey pulled off a five-year-old boy’s finger off in a shocking attack at a Portuguese zoo on Friday morning, April 9. The youngster was with his family and playing by the monkey’s cage according to local reports. The monkey then bit the boy's finger and pulled it from the rest of his hand. A police officer entered the cage to recover the missing finger before the boy was rushed to Sao Joao Hospital in Vila Nova de Gaia near Porto. A spokesman for the GNR police force in Porto confirmed the incident had occurred around 11am. It is not yet clear if specialists in child surgery and plastic surgery have been able to reattach the boy's finger. Santo Inacio Zoo said in a statement that the incident occurred as the youngster was feeding the monkey peanuts “in a clear bre...
Homeless man transformed with free haircut amazes internet with ‘handsome’ look
News

Homeless man transformed with free haircut amazes internet with ‘handsome’ look

A homeless man looks unrecognisable after he got a free haircut, thanks to a barber who travels the world,  giving the homeless free haircuts. Joshua Santiago took to TikTok to share his latest job and viewers were amazed at the magic he worked on the homeless man's face. In the video, the barber shows off the man's overgrown afro before getting his razor out to give him a skin fade. Done with the trim, he moves over to the man's facial hair and trims it too. Many TikTok users were stunned by the results and labelled the homeless man as "handsome". One wrote: "OMG he is so fine like what the actual f***" Another added: "Wow he looks like a millionaire." A third praised: "Took 15 years off him."
Police Deployed To Guard Hausa Settlement In Imo
News

Police Deployed To Guard Hausa Settlement In Imo

Security operatives have been deployed in Ama Awusa, a settlement dominated by northerners in Owerri, Imo State capital. This is as a result of the widespread attacks on some northerners in the South-East. Last week, seven traders of northern extraction were murdered in Orlu town and Umuaka in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo. On Friday, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Hope Uzodimma on Gender and Vulnerable Persons (men), Sulaiman Ibrahim Sulaiman, told Daily Trust that adequate security had been provided to prevent further attacks. Sulaiman, who is also the Garkwa Hausa (Shield of Hausa community), said the people have been sensitised on the need to live in peace with their neighbours. He said the people are not contemplating to carry out reprisal, especially on ...
US Mission Hails First Nigerian-American Naval Captain, Kelechi Ndukwe
News

US Mission Hails First Nigerian-American Naval Captain, Kelechi Ndukwe

The United States Mission has congratulated a Nigerian-American, Kelechi Ndukwe, on his new role as commander of a US Navy Guided Missile Destroyer. Ndukwe, who graduated from Notre Dame and the US Naval War College, is the first Nigerian-American captain of a Navy ship. Kelechi also served at the Pentagon in Washington. He received the Defence Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. @USinNigeria tweeted on Thursday, “Kudos to Kelechi Ndukwe on his new role as commander of a U.S. Navy Guided Missile Destroyer. “The University of Notre Dame and the U.S. Naval War College alumnus becomes the first Nigerian-American captain of a U.S. Navy ship. Congratulations!” See tweet; Kudos to Kelec...
Gunshots As Riot Erupts At Bauchi Correctional Centre
News

Gunshots As Riot Erupts At Bauchi Correctional Centre

There was panic in Bauchi Sate as a riot at the Bauchi Correctional Centre broke out but was quelled by officials. Residents around the area said they heard gunshots fire from inside the centre this afternoon. When our correspondent visited the area, security was beefed up as vehicular and traffic movement around the area were restricted as the roads leading to the Centre were barricaded by security personnel at the time of filing this report. Although the details of the attempted riot was sketchy at the time of sending this report, our correspondent gathered from a reliable source that authorities of the Centre were proactive in quelling it to forestall a repeat of the recent jail break Imo State, the biggest in the history of Nigeria where 1800 inmates escaped. It was lea...
Nigerian Naval Officer Escapes From Kidnappers
News

Nigerian Naval Officer Escapes From Kidnappers

Nigerian Naval officer escapes from kidnappers den after disarming one of his abductors and using the weapon to kill them A Nigerian Naval officer has regained his freedom weeks after he was abducted while on his way to Kebbi on leave. According to former Army spokesperson,. S.K Usman, who shared the story online, the brave Naval officer, AK Bala, successfully disarmed one of his abductors and then used the weapon to kill the kidnappers. ''Good news, a brave Nigerian Navy personnel, Ak Bala, who was kidnapped sometimes on 24 Feb 21, on his way to Kebbi on leave, has succefully gained his freedom. He successfully disarmed one of the kidnappers, then used his weapon to kill two of them and escaped. @NigerianNavy'' Usman wrote
Why Nigeria Can’t Stop Borrowing – CBN
News

Why Nigeria Can’t Stop Borrowing – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said that Nigeria cannot stop burrowing, especially when it is necessary as it is part of fiscal responsibility. The CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, said this on Friday in Abuja at the National Dialogue on the Nigeria’s rising debt profile, titled: “The Rising Public Debt in Nigeria and the Challenges of National Development” organised by the ActionAid Nigeria (AAN). This is as AAN and stakeholders, expressed worry over unstable levels of borrowings and rising national debt profile under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration and rising poverty level. According to Emefiele, represented by the Assistant Director, Monetary Policy Department, CBN, Dr. Tawose Joseph, there is no crime in borrowing, but that there should be monito...
NNPC To Construct Africa’s Largest Gas-Powered Plant In Maiduguri – Mele Kyari
News

NNPC To Construct Africa’s Largest Gas-Powered Plant In Maiduguri – Mele Kyari

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said it will build a gas-powered plant in Maiduguri, Borno State to address challenges in electricity supply to the area caused by incessant Boko Haram attacks NNPC Group Managing Director (GMD), Mr. Mele Kyari disclosed this on Friday during a courtesy visit to the Borno governor at the Maiduguri Government House. Mele who led other officials of the corporation, said such project was in line with the president’s cardinal principle to deepen gas consumption in the country. “Mr. President has declared this year a decade of gas. This means for the next 10 years, there will be significant gas entry into the north..So as a result of the challenges of power supply, in the state we saw the opportunity of supporting Borno State,”...
NAF Graduates 186 Special Forces And Combat Personnel
News

NAF Graduates 186 Special Forces And Combat Personnel

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Friday graduated 186 Special Forces (SF) and Integrated Combat Operations (ICO) personnel who successfully completed their courses in Bauchi. One hundred and forty-seven of the graduates were of SF course 8/2021, while the 39 others were of the ICO course 1/202, all trained at the Regiment Training Centre Annex in Bauchi. Addressing the graduates, AVM James Gwani, Chief of Training and Operations, said the Regiment Training Centre remained a centre of excellence in the pursuit of ground combat skills training for NAF. AVM Gwani represented the Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Marshal Isiaka Amao, at the ceremony. Gwani said the training was designed in a way to ensure that personnel of regiment, Air Police and intelligence specialities complement...
Police, LASTMA, Agberos Threatening Our Livelihood, Tricycle Operators Lament
News

Police, LASTMA, Agberos Threatening Our Livelihood, Tricycle Operators Lament

Every day, Rabiu (surname withheld) steps into his commercial tricycle (Keke Marwa) to work, he tries to avoid street urchins (agberos) that work as levy collection touts for the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Police, and officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), a deadly trio he described as a threat to their livelihood and prays not to encounter. “Speak with any driver around here, they will tell you the same thing, that these agberos, LASTMA and Police are our greatest problems. Unfortunately, we cannot avoid them. The three of them in particular are always devising new ways to steal from us, but these agberos are the worst, they are like cancer to us. “Every day, I start work by 6 am and most days, it’s like I am working for this set ...
Kogi Poly security operatives nab student with revolver pistol, ammunition
News

Kogi Poly security operatives nab student with revolver pistol, ammunition

The security operatives of Kogi State Polytechnic have arrested one Shehu Tenimu Mohammed, an ND II student of the Department of Public Administration of the institution for being in possession of a locally fabricated revolver pistol while making his way into the campus. The Head, Public Relations and Protocol Unit of the institution, Mrs Uredo Omale, who disclosed this in a statement said the student with Matriculation Number 2018/ND/PAD/170 was, in addition to the illegal possession of the pistol, carrying five rounds of live ammunition while making his way through the main entrance of the Polytechnic on Friday, April 9. The arrest of the student was made possible by the strong security network put in place to halt any attempt to breach the ban on End-of- Examination Celebratio...
Spain-bound drug trafficker excretes 113 wraps of cocaine worth N423m at Lagos airport
News

Spain-bound drug trafficker excretes 113 wraps of cocaine worth N423m at Lagos airport

A suspected drug trafficker intercepted by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos, has excreted a total of 113 wraps of cocaine weighing 1.750 kilogramme with a street value of N423 million. The Madrid, Spain bound drug trafficker, Okonkwo Chimezie Henry, was arrested on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, at about 8pm, while boarding a Turkish Airline flight number TK0626. Spokesperson of the agency, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, April 9, said the suspect was apprehended at screening 2 point and taken into custody by the NDLEA operatives at the Lagos airport. He was subsequently put under observation at the JBTF/NDLEA facility for further investigation. "Twenty four ...
UNIPORT Confirms Death of Final Year student
News

UNIPORT Confirms Death of Final Year student

The University of Port Harcourt has confirmed the death of a final year student identified as Gloria Adeleye. LIB reported that the 500-level student of the Department of Animal Science, slumped and died a few days after taking her first semester exams. It was gathered that Gloria finished her exams on Thursday, April 1, 2021, and left the school for her family residence. She was said to have slumped at home on Tuesday, April 6, and was rushed to hospital, where she died. The cause of death has not yet been ascertained, however, students and friends blaimed it on school stress. However, the university spokesman, Kpenu, who confirmed the news, said Gloria didn't die on the school campus. "It is fake. The lady, who put up the post that she died in school, has already apolo...
Former minister and Buhari’s close ally, Dr Mahmud Tukur dies in Abuja
News

Former minister and Buhari’s close ally, Dr Mahmud Tukur dies in Abuja

A former minister of Commerce and Industry, Dr Mahmud Tukur, has passed away. Dr. Tukur died from undisclosed ailment in the early hours of Friday, April 9, in Abuja. Close family members, who confirmed the death to Daily Trust, said he died after he was rushed to a hospital in Abuja from his base in Kaduna, on Wednesday night, April 6. "His remains is being conveyed to Yola for the funeral,” a source said. The late Tukur was a close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari and served as his Minister of Commerce between 1983 and 1984 when he was the military Head of State. Dr Tukur, an academic, politician and businessman, was also the first Vice Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano and a former director of Cadbury Nigeria
Prince Phillip Dies at 99, weeks after being admitted in hospital for Infection and Heart Surgery
News

Prince Phillip Dies at 99, weeks after being admitted in hospital for Infection and Heart Surgery

Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth,  has died at the age of 99. The Duke of Edinburgh, who was married to Queen Elizabeth for 73 years, was said to be the monarch's rock during her 69-year reign. He spent his final days at Windsor Castle with his wife after a 28-night stay in hospital having been admitted in mid-February for an infection and a pre-existing heart condition. Her Majesty announced her husband's death at midday today, April 9. Buckingham Palace said in a statement: "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will made in due course. The Royal...
Traffic Robbers Apprehended in Lagos
News

Traffic Robbers Apprehended in Lagos

The police in a Lagos state have apprehended several traffic robbers terrorizing commuters and disposing them of their personal belongings. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, police operatives attached to Ojo Division of the command on April 6, arrested three suspected traffic robbers namely Bashiru Ammo,  m, 19, Ibrahim Mohammed, m, 23, Arinze Victor, m, 19, all of Alaba Rago Market, Ojo-Lagos for attacking innocent commuters in Ojo area. Adejobi said as a follow-up to the police investigation, other suspected receivers of the items from the traffic robbers were arrested on 7th April, 2021. He gave their names as Bello Jafaru, m, 20, Nuru Abdullahi,m, 23, Nafiu Saray, m, 21 and Bashiru Mohammed, m, 19, all...
Lagos To Divert Traffic In Ikeja Due To Red Line Rail Project
News

Lagos To Divert Traffic In Ikeja Due To Red Line Rail Project

The Lagos State Government is set to divert the traffic on Adegbola Street, Ikeja for 15 months, commencing from Sunday 11th April, 2021, in readiness for the construction of Ikeja Overpass, Lagos Rail Mass Transit Red Line Project. A statement signed by the Commissioner for Transportation, @dr_oladeinde, said the diversion is in continuation of the construction of an Overpass Rail Line Bridge and necessary to ensure the safety of road users and contractors against accident during the construction period. @dr_oladeinde disclosed that motorists from Computer Village and Simbiat Abiola Way heading towards Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway will be diverted to Akinremi Street to link Oshifila Street and make their way through the Rail Level Crossing to their desired destinations. The Tran...
Man Drives Tesla Into A Petrol Station Leaving Attendants Confused
News

Man Drives Tesla Into A Petrol Station Leaving Attendants Confused

A car enthusiast @234drive on Twitter drove a Tesla (electric car) into a petrol station and the following scene played out After frantic efforts by the fuel attendants to find the fuel tank cover, he told them “You no know say na Tesla be this? E no dey use petrol, na electric car”. The video has left some Twitter users enraged. They said he didn’t have to make mockery of them before educating them. What do you think? https://youtu.be/ve3BA0-2h7k
Aisha Buhari’s book launch: Dangote gives N30m, Tinubu gives N20m (full list of donations made)
News

Aisha Buhari’s book launch: Dangote gives N30m, Tinubu gives N20m (full list of donations made)

The launch of a book written in honour of First Lady Aisha Buhari was held yesterday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The launch of the book written by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs Dr Hajo Sani, was attended by many prominent Nigerians even though some key persons invited were conspicuously absent. While  Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and many governors were present, Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, Abdulsamad Rabiu, Muhammadu Indimi, and Jim Ovia were among those who sent representatives. Here is a list of those who bought copies of the book and what they donated. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (N20m), Alhaji Aliko Dangote (N30m), Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu (N25m), Mrs Folo...
Bandits Release Five More Students In Kaduna
News

Bandits Release Five More Students In Kaduna

Three days after bandits released five students out of the 39 abducted from Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka in Kaduna State, five more students have been freed. This brings to 10, the total number of students that have been released while those still in captivity are 29. Daily Trust gathered that the students who just regained freedom are currently on their way to the hospital. Reliable sources told Daily Trust that four male and a female students were picked up by policemen around Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State. One of the sources, a security agent, told our correspondent that plans are being made for the students to be moved to a police facility for treatment. Five students, who were released by bandits on Monday, were later picked up by th...
Forbes Names 26-Year-Old CEO, Austin Russell, Youngest Self Made Billionaire, Removes Jenner
News

Forbes Names 26-Year-Old CEO, Austin Russell, Youngest Self Made Billionaire, Removes Jenner

At the fresh faced age of 26, Austin Russell has been crowned the world’s youngest self-made billionaire by Forbes, dethroning Kylie Jenner, who initially raised disputes about whether she was truly “self-made”, before facing removal entirely due to inflated figures in the documents submitted. Here’s a quick rundown of how another college dropout managed to join the three-comma club virtually overnight. Russell became a billionaire virtually overnight in December when his company, Luminar Technologies, was listed on the Nasdaq via an SPAC merger. Forbes estimated Russell's net worth at $2.4 billion. Russell received a $100,000 fellowship from the billionaire investor Peter Thiel in 2012 and dropped out of Stanford to found Luminar Technologies, which builds sensors for auto...
Buhari Absent As His Wife, Aisha Launches Book In Aso Rock
News

Buhari Absent As His Wife, Aisha Launches Book In Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari is not among the dignitaries at the Conference Centre of the State House, Abuja, venue of the book launch of Aisha, his wife. The book, “Aisha Buhari, Being Different”, was authored by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs, Dr. Hajo Sani. Buhari, who is currently in London for a medical check-up, is being represented by Prof Ibrahim Gambari, his Chief of Staff. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; his wife, Dolapo, are among the dignitaries in attendance.  
Forbes Drops Folorunso Alakija Out Of 2021 Billionaires List
News

Forbes Drops Folorunso Alakija Out Of 2021 Billionaires List

Nigeria now has only three billionaires on 2021 Forbes list of world billionaires, with the dropping off of Executive Vice Chairman of Famfa Oil Limited, Folorunso Alakija. This is the second time in a row she is dropping off the list. Released on Tuesday, the new list has Aliko Dangote, chairman of Dangote group; Mike Adenuga, chairman of Globacom; and Abulsamad Rabiu, chairman of BUA group. In 2019, Alakija made the Forbes list of world billionaires and was ranked 1941 in a list of 2,153 billionaires; with a net worth of $1.1 billion. The oil tycoon dropped off the global billionaires’ list in 2020, although she still emerged as 20th richest African billionaire in 2020. Forbes said Alakija’s fortune dropped below $1 billion due to lower oil prices because she is mainly in...
Civil Defence Arrests 50 Herdsmen For Bearing Arms
News

Civil Defence Arrests 50 Herdsmen For Bearing Arms

  Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, have arrested 50 arms-bearing herdsmen. “We arrested 50 illegally armed herdsmen and realised that some of them are into cattle rustling and kidnapping,’’ Commandant-General of the NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Audi, said on Wednesday in Abuja. He made the declaration while presenting licences to private guard operators. “The armed herdsmen were arrested in Ekiti, Borno and Cross River states and in some other parts of the country,’’ he said. Audi added that the arrest of the illegally-armed herdsmen shortly after his assumption of office was an indication of his determination to reposition the corps for optimal delivery on its core mandate. “It is part of our mandate to settle disputes between herdsmen and f...
Blame Insecurity On Bad Losers, Anarchists — MURIC
News

Blame Insecurity On Bad Losers, Anarchists — MURIC

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), says Nigerians should blame anarchists and bad losers among politicians for the current wave of insecurity in Nigeria. Prof. Ishaq Akintola, Director, MURIC disclosed this in a statement in Lagos on Thursday. “It is unfortunate that many Nigerians are not prepared to say the truth concerning who is actually responsible for the current spate of killings, kidnappings, banditry and insurgency. ”Some Nigerians know exactly who to blame but fear will not allow them to speak up. However, MURIC has a duty to say it as it is no matter whose ox is gored. “Certain conscienceless elements are manipulating information by spreading fake news in order to incite Nigerians against the Federal Government. “Bad losers among the politicians are also hell-...
Decomposing Body of Kidnapped Rivers Community Chairman Found Buried in Shallow Grave
News

Decomposing Body of Kidnapped Rivers Community Chairman Found Buried in Shallow Grave

Men of the Rivers State Police Command have exhumed the decomposing corpse of a kidnapped community leader, Prince Deekia. The DPO of Bori Divisional Police Station, SP Bako Angbashim on Thursday, April 8, led his team and some family members to the forest near Bonny-Andoni waterways, where the decomposing body was exhumed from a shallow grave. Prince Deekia, the Community Development Committee (CDC) Chairman of Kereken-Boue of Babbe District, Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State, was kidnapped by gunmen few weeks ago. Details surrounding the incident are still sketchy, however, it was gathered that unknown gunmen broke into the home of the CDC Chairman and whisked him away to an unknown destination.
Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools – Ifa Priest, Elebuibon
News

Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools – Ifa Priest, Elebuibon

Ifa priest and Iconic writer, Oloye Yemi Elebuibon has stated that the adherents of the African traditional religions will push for a bill that will protect the rights of their children in schools and other organisations against religious sentiments. Elebuibon, who spoke with SaharaReporters on Thursday said everyone should be allowed to put on their religious emblems whether hijabs, rosary or traditional beads. This follows a report that states that the Religious Discrimination (Prohibition, Prevention) Bill, 2020, pending before the House of Representatives is seeking to compel the Armed Forces and para-military organisations to permit female officers to wear the Islamic veil, commonly known as hijab. Article 13(2) of the bill stated that “Any person employed in the security...
Medical Doctor and Nurse Abducted in Ogun
News

Medical Doctor and Nurse Abducted in Ogun

Unidentified gunmen have abducted Oladunni Odetola, a medical doctor, and Mrs. Bamgbose, a nurse, while traveling on Abeokuta-Imeko road, Ogun state on Wednesday night, April 7. Odetola who heads the General Hospital in Imeko, headquarters of Imeko-Afon LGA, was traveling with the nurse when they were ambushed and whisked away by the gunmen at Olubo village. Their vehicle, a Toyota Camry (Muscle) with registration number, KTU 584 FR, was left in the middle of the road, where it was discovered by the police. Police retrieved the doctor’s NMA card and a minute of the association’s meeting. Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said police detectives are currently on the trail of the kidnappers.
Lawmakers consider bill to permit Muslim female military officers to wear Hijab
News

Lawmakers consider bill to permit Muslim female military officers to wear Hijab

The House of Representatives is currently deliberating on a bill seeking to compel the Armed Forces and paramilitary organizations to permit Muslim female officers to wear the Islamic veil, commonly known as hijab. The bill, known as the Religious Discrimination (Prohibition, Prevention) Bill, 2020, which has passed second reading at the House, is being sponsored by the Deputy Chairman of the House Committee on Finance and Member representing Bida/Gbako/Katcha Federal Constituency, Saidu Abdullahi. Hijab is a veil worn by Muslim women and has been a controversial issue in Nigeria. Recently in Kwara state, a crisis erupted in the education section when authorities of missionary schools in the state opposed a court injunction permitting Muslim students to wear hijab to school. A...
Imo monarch, Eze Charles Iroegbu, and his Chiefs Kidnapped
News

Imo monarch, Eze Charles Iroegbu, and his Chiefs Kidnapped

Eze Charles Iroegbu, the traditional ruler of Umuezie community of Nguru Mbaise in Aboh Mbaise LGA of Imo State, has been kidnapped. He was kidnapped with some of his cabinet chiefs. The victims were said to be coming from a traditional wedding at Mbano when they were kidnapped by gunmen on Tuesday, April 6 at the popular Seven and Half junction in the Obowo area of the state. The kidnappers is yet to reach out to the families of the victims.
South Carolina shooter identified as Ex-NFL Player Phillip Adams
News

South Carolina shooter identified as Ex-NFL Player Phillip Adams

The gunman who killed five people including a prominent doctor in South Carolina, has been identified as former NFL player Phillip Adams. 32-year-old Adams played for the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and New York Jets in a five year career that began in 2010. He was drafted in the seventh round in 2010 by the 49ers.  He also suffered multiple injuries in the NFL, including concussions and a broken left ankle. It was learnt that after after the shooting, Adams was found by police in a home near the shooting site. After police surrounded the home, Adams is believed to have killed himself, law enforcement sources said. The York County coroner’s office said Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, and his wife, Barbara Lesslie, 69, were pronounce...
Abducted RCCG Members Regain their Freedom
News

Abducted RCCG Members Regain their Freedom

Eight members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) who were kidnapped in Kaduna State have been released. The church members were abducted on the Kachia-Kafanchan highway while travelling in the church’s bus last Friday, March 26. Giving an update on his Twitter handle, the RCCG’s General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, announced that they have been released. His tweet reads; “Today I got the exciting news that our brethren who were in captivity of kidnappers have all been released and taken to the Hospital for checkup and tests. Glory be to Jesus.”
Port Harcourt Based Businessman allegedly Found Dead in his home
News

Port Harcourt Based Businessman allegedly Found Dead in his home

A businessman identified as Emperor Chukwu, has allegedly been found dead in his home in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. It was gathered that the man popularly known as Mperor Chuku, was found lifeless in his apartment on Tuesday monrning, April 5. The cause of his death cannot be ascertained, however, a friend alleged that he was poisoned. Meanwhile, friends and family have taken to Facebook to mourn the businessman. See their posts below...
Man Sets himself, ex-wife and 2 Children Ablaze in Ibadan
News

Man Sets himself, ex-wife and 2 Children Ablaze in Ibadan

A Nigerian man, Ahmed Saka, has killed his ex-wife and two children after threatening he would kill her for walking out of their marriage. According to reports, Saka and Mutiat lived in their home in the Shogoye area in Oyo State. Recently, Mutiat told Saka she was no longer interested in their relationship and will be leaving him for good. This infuriated Saka who threatened to kill her. True to his threat, on Wednesday night April 7, Saka set their home ablaze, killing Mutiat, two children, and injured four others with severe burns. Apart from Mutiat and Saka, two children who lost their lives were identified as Ramon Sarumi (10) and Abiodun Oladele (seven). Those with severe burns include Bisola Oladele, Lateef Sarumi, Aishat Sarumi, and Wosilat Sarumi. The matter was repor...
Four Bandit Leaders Repent in Katsina, Surrender their Arms and Ammunition
News

Four Bandit Leaders Repent in Katsina, Surrender their Arms and Ammunition

Four bandit leaders in Katsina state have denounced membership of the group and have surrendered their arms and ammunition to the state government. At a brief ceremony today April 8, the ex-bandit leaders surrendered 45 rustled cattle, two General Purpose machine guns, 24 AK 47 assault rifles, 109 GMPG ammunition, 95 7.62MM Live Ammunition, among others. It is however not clear if they were granted amnesty by the state government. Katsina state is one of the worst states affected by the activities of bandits in the country. Last December, bandits kidnapped over 300 pupils from a boys secondary boarding school in Kankara. The boys were released within a week after successful negotiations with the kidnappers.  
Civil Defence Arrests 50 Herdsmen for Bearing Arms
News

Civil Defence Arrests 50 Herdsmen for Bearing Arms

50 herdsmen have been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for bearing arms. Commandant-General of the NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Audi disclosed this on Wednesday April 7 while presenting licences to private guard operators. Audi said some of the arrested arms-bearing herdsmen are into cattle rustling and kidnapping. They were reportedly arrested in Ekiti, Borno and Cross River states. He said; “We arrested 50 illegally armed herdsmen and realised that some of them are into cattle rustling and kidnapping. “The armed herdsmen were arrested in Ekiti, Borno and Cross River states and in some other parts of the country."
Newlywed Rwandan couple spends first night in a stadium after being arrested for breaking Covid-19 rules
News

Newlywed Rwandan couple spends first night in a stadium after being arrested for breaking Covid-19 rules

A newly wedded couple spent their first night in an open stadium after they were arrested for breaking Covid-19 rules in Rwanda. The couple and their guests were among 60 people who were arrested over the weekend at the Le Printemps Hotel in Gasabo District during their wedding reception. They were taken to an empty stadium where they had to observe social distancing to avoid chances of spreading the virus. Harerimana Gasana Jean de Dieu, the Finance and Administration Manager at the Hotel Le Printemps said he was disappointed by his customers because they had said they had come for a regular meal and later saw it as a reception after the wedding. Kimironko Sector Executive Secretary, Umuhoza Rwabukumba warned traders and Rwandans, in general, to refrain from violating Covi...
Female Kenyan Journalist Shot Dead by Suspected Armed Robbers
News

Female Kenyan Journalist Shot Dead by Suspected Armed Robbers

A Kenyan journalist, Betty Barasa was shot dead by suspected armed robbers at her home in Oloolua, Ngong area in Kajiado County. Barasa, who worked as a video editor at the national broadcaster, KBC, was fatally shot upon arriving home from work at 8pm, on Wednesday night, April 7. Area DCIO Joseph Chesimet, who confirmed the incident on Thursday, said the journalist was accosted by suspected robbers when she was driving into her compound. The suspects, thereafter, asked her to take them into the house, where they stole her laptop, mobile phone and other unidentified personal possessions. The suspected robbers, who were three in number, thereafter shot and killed Barasa before escaping.
Stripper Facing 1,036 Years in Prison for ‘Squirting Vaginal Fluids’ at Five Police Officers, Infecting them with Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Herpes
News

Stripper Facing 1,036 Years in Prison for ‘Squirting Vaginal Fluids’ at Five Police Officers, Infecting them with Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Herpes

A Florida lap dancer is facing 1,036 years in prison after she allegedly assaulted five police officers with her vagina, infecting them with chlamydia, gonorrhea, and herpes. Britney Simmons, 24, was performing at the Camel Toe strip club in Florida when an altercation began between Simmons and several clients at the club. Miami police were called to intervene and attempted to apprehend Simmons who was highly intoxicated and acting erratically, according to the official police report. Five Miami Police Department officers attempted to place Simmons under arrest but were momentarily indisposed when the lap dancer ejected vaginal fluids towards the officers, temporarily blinding three and injuring two, the police said. “She just spread her legs wide open and started squirting...
5 People Including 2 Children Killed in South Carolina Mass Shooting
News

5 People Including 2 Children Killed in South Carolina Mass Shooting

Five people including two children are dead following a shooting inside a home in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The victims of the Wednesday evening, April 8, shooting near Rock Hill included a doctor, his wife, and their two grandchildren, the York County Sheriff's Office said in a tweet. Police were called to the scene following reports of a shooting at 4:45 p.m. The York County coroner’s office said Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, and his wife, Barbara Lesslie, 69, were pronounced dead at the scene along with grandchildren Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5, as a result of gunshot wounds. A fifth victim, James Lewis, 38, from Gaston, was found dead outside. In addition to the five people who were killed, another person was transported to the hospital with "serious gunshot ...
Two Policemen Injured in Yet Another Attack on  a Police Station in Imo
News

Two Policemen Injured in Yet Another Attack on a Police Station in Imo

Two police officers are currently nursing their injuries they sustained after gunmen attacked the Mbieri divisional police headquarters on Wednesday night, April 7. Confirming the attack, the spokesperson of the state police command, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the gunmen stormed the police headquarters at about 10pm but the attack was successfully repelled by the police. He added that the two officers who sustained injuries during the attack are currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital. Police stations in Imo state have been under attack in recent times. On Monday, April 5, the state police headquarters was attacked by unidentified gunmen. The gunmen also attacked the state correctional center and released over 1800 inmates. While the police allege that IPOB members...
Pakistan PM and Former cricketer, Imran Khan links rise in rape cases to how women dress
News

Pakistan PM and Former cricketer, Imran Khan links rise in rape cases to how women dress

Pakistan Prime Minister and former cricketer, Imran Khan has sparked anger after he appeared to link the rise in rape to how some women dress. The Pakistani leader made the comments during a recent live event dubbed “Prime Minister On Call With You” in which he answers questions from the public. During his appearance on the show, Khan said the traditional Islamic head covering – would protect women from sexual assault and not lead men into temptation. He also said vulgarity and obscenity combine to destroy societies and families. “If you keep increasing vulgarity in a society, then definitely there will be this impact,” he said. “What is the whole concept of observing the veil? It is so that there is no temptation in society. Each individual does not have the willpower or stre...
Bandits released us on their own – Freed Kaduna student says
News

Bandits released us on their own – Freed Kaduna student says

One of the students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Mando, Kaduna State who have been reunited with their families after being freed by bandits, has spoken about how they were freed. Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan who first announced the release of the students had said; “The Nigerian military has informed the Kaduna State Government that five of the many kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna were recovered this afternoon and are presently in a military facility where they are undergoing a thorough medical check-up." Army Spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Yerima Mohammed while speaking about the "rescued" students, said the GOC 1 Division commended the troops for their "effort...
He is dutifully performing his roles but they what him to rebel against his boss – Festus Keyamo replies Nigerians describing Osinbajo as being ‘docile
News

He is dutifully performing his roles but they what him to rebel against his boss – Festus Keyamo replies Nigerians describing Osinbajo as being ‘docile

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has reacted to comments made by some Nigerians describing the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, as being docile. In a tweet shared on his handle, Keyamo said these set of Nigerians know that Osinbajo is dutifully performing his constituted duties but would rather want to egg him on to rebel against his boss, President Buhari. His tweet reads; ''The intention of those castigating the VP as being ‘docile’ is to egg him on to rebel against his boss. They know he’s dutifully performing his constitutional roles, but these are anarchists who would wish this govt crumbles. The dutiful VP has failed to fuel their warped fancies''

Notice: ob_end_flush(): failed to send buffer of zlib output compression (0) in /home/gqbzggmy/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4757