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China’s Elevated Bus Takes First Test Drive
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China’s Elevated Bus Takes First Test Drive

Engineers in China have come up with a radical way to overcome the problem of getting around in traffic.The country's Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) has taken its first test drive. The 22-meter-long, 7.8-meter-wide and 4.8-meter-high TEB-1 can carry up to 300 passengers over the top of cars and let traffic pass underneath it. This week, it underwent its first road test in north China's Hebei Province.The TEB has already attracted interest from governments in Brazil, France, India and Indonesia, it has been claimed. The idea is that passengers sit far above other vehicles on the road, allowing cars to pass underneath. In a model of the vehicle, it appears to run on a set of fixed rails embedded on the road.  It means the vehicle is more like a cross between a tram and a bus. Engineers ho...
Instagram Imitates Snapchat’s stories Feature
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Instagram Imitates Snapchat’s stories Feature

According to Instagram, the new feature lets users share all the moments of their day, not just the ones you want to keep on your profile. "As you share multiple photos and videos, they appear together in a slideshow format: your story. The photos and videos will disappear after 24 hours and won’t appear on your profile grid or feed." Users will see stories from people they follow in a bar at the top of your feed - from your best friends to your favorite popular accounts and unlike regular posts, there are no likes or public comments. (Which is basically the same way Snapchat operates). According to TechCrunch, Instagram's CEO Kevin Systrom, did not disagree with their new feature being a Snapchat ripoff when they were confronted about the comparison. He said, "They (Snapchat) dese...
The New York Post Releases More Racy Pictures of Melania Trump
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The New York Post Releases More Racy Pictures of Melania Trump

The New York Post has published another old nude photo of Melania Trump, taken three years before she met her husband, the Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump. The lesbian-themed pics are from a two-day photo shoot in Manhattan in 1995, when Melania Knauss, as she was called, was 25 years old and modeling under the name “Melania K.” Several were featured in Max Magazine. The raciest of the photos shows Melania lying nude in a bed as Scandinavian model Emma Eriksson, also naked, embraces her from behind, just below her breasts, which are fully exposed. In another photo, Eriksson wears sheer stockings, a low-cut bustier, high heels and a long robe — all designed by John Galliano — and raises a whip as if preparing to spank Melania, who pretends to recoil. Melania is mo...
FG Scraps HNDs , Merges Polytechnics With Universities
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FG Scraps HNDs , Merges Polytechnics With Universities

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a comprehensive reform of Nigeria's tertiary education system, scrapping the award of the Higher National Diploma (HND) by the nation's polytechnics. In effect, the award of the HND will be limited to only the students currently admitted for the programmes. Also, all the programmes currently being run by the polytechnics, which are not technology-based, and which are about 70 per cent, will be scrapped. Under the new rule, the polytechnics will now become campuses of the proximate universities with the Vice Chancellors of those universities appointing provosts for the polytechnics, subject to the ratification of the Universities Councils. The polytechnics will now be limited to award of the National Diploma (ND) while those desirous of...
Maryland Sheriff Says It Will Be ‘CIVIL WAR’ Before Gun Confiscation
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Maryland Sheriff Says It Will Be ‘CIVIL WAR’ Before Gun Confiscation

"As long as I’m sheriff in this county I will not allow the federal government to come in here and strip my citizens of their right to bear arms. I can tell you this, if they attempt to do that it would be an all out civil war, no question about it,” states Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis. Sheriff Lewis states he’s been carrying a gun almost since he could walk, whether it be in hunting or in the course of his job as sheriff. He adamantly states that guns are not a problem at all for law abiding citizens. It is surely his actual experience with guns that gives him his realistic, non-fear-based point of view on our Second Amendment, it is his integrity that makes him defend it. Those are 2 characteristics too often lacking in law enforcement these days. Sheriffs are, of course, elect...
The New York Post Publishes Nude Pictures of Melania Trump +18
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The New York Post Publishes Nude Pictures of Melania Trump +18

The New York Post has published pictures of Melania Trump, wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump posing nude in a photo spread for a now-defunct French men’s magazine. The Slovenian-born model, then 25 years old and known by her professional moniker Melania K, did the steamy photo session in Manhattan in 1995, according to Alé de Basse­ville, the French photographer who shot the sexy picture. The images, some rarely seen and others never published, were obtained exclusively by The Post. The bombshell pictures show Melania wearing nothing but high heels and pouting for the camera, in a series of images shot from the front, the back and the side. "Melania was super-great and a fantastic personality and she was very kind with me," de Basseville told The Post, adding the...
Kogi Jailbreak: 5 Inmates Rearrested
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Kogi Jailbreak: 5 Inmates Rearrested

5 of the inmates who escaped during the jailbreak at the Koton Karfe prison in Kogi state on Saturday July 29th have been arrested. The jailbreak occurred at about 7am. The arrest of the inmates was disclosed in a statement by the Director of Press, Ministry of Interior, Willie Bassey.
Militants Threaten to Declare Niger Delta Republic Today
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Militants Threaten to Declare Niger Delta Republic Today

Ijaw Militant group, the Adaka Boro Avengers (ABA), have threatened to declare the independent Republic of Niger Delta today August 1st. The group in a statement released last week, said after holding consultation with other militant groups in the region, they have concluded arrangements to declare the Niger Delta region as an independent republic from today August 1. The group in the statement signed by its spokesperson, Edmos Ayayeibo, ordered people from other regions who are residing in Niger Delta to vacate their homes before today “If they refuse to heed to our warning, we will use so many as example in the Niger Delta region on the due date.” Reacting to the threat, the Nigerian military through the Joint Task Force Commander in the Niger Delta, codenamed Operation Delta Safe, ...
Good News: Price of Tomato Crashes From N25,000 to N800
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Good News: Price of Tomato Crashes From N25,000 to N800

The price of tomato has crashed from N25,000 to N800 a basket. Few months ago, the price of the essential commodity skyrocketed following the spread of tuta absoluta also known as ‘tomato ebola’ in most of the states that plant and harvest Tomatoes in large quantities. As of this morning, a basket of Tomato in Kaduna sold for as low as N800.
JAMB Withdraws 2016 Admission List Forwarded to Various Universities
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JAMB Withdraws 2016 Admission List Forwarded to Various Universities

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has withdrawn the 2016 admission list it forwarded to different Nigerian Universities. This was disclosed in a statement by the body's spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin released today July 31st. Part of the statement reads... “This is to ensure that the University Senate perform its statutory responsibility of conducting the selection of candidates and refer it to JAMB for confirmation in line with the admission criteria of merit, catchment and educationally disadvantaged states as directed by the Hon Minister of Education at the policy committee meeting,” The earlier list was sent to help fast track the process of admission so as to allow other tiers of institutions also conduct their admission. Candidates should not panic because t...
FCMB Manager Shoots Himself Dead Over Debt
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FCMB Manager Shoots Himself Dead Over Debt

A manager at the First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Plc, Mr. Olisa Nwakoby has shot himself dead. Mr Olisa shot himself dead in the presence of his Priest at the Lekki area of Lagos Island, Lagos State. According to New Telegraph, Nwakoby was the approving officer of a loan that the debtor was not paying back and was in trouble with the bank. With pressure mounting on all sides and apprehension over sullying his family name, the banker and father of a 10-year-old girl shot himself. The banker had met with his priest and told him to inform his wife to take care of their child and then proceeded to literally blow his brains out. “It was later discovered that he took money from the bank, N350million and the money started creating problems for him. He killed himself.” said the sourc...
13 Prisoners Escape Koton Karfe Prison in Kogi
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13 Prisoners Escape Koton Karfe Prison in Kogi

Thirteen inmates escaped in fresh jailbreak recorded at Koton Karfe prison in Kogi in the early hours of Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered from a reliable source that the incident happened at about 7AM when the inmates forcefully brought down the wall of the prison. The all male prison facility which was inaugurated in 2014 has the capacity to accommodate 180 inmates. However, NAN gathered that it was accommodating 263 inmates as at the time of the jailbreak, Saturday. NAN also gathered that one of the escaped inmates was re-arrested almost immediately by security agents. NAN recalls that this was the third jailbreak recorded in Koton Karfe as the old prison facility witnessed similar jailbreaks in 2010 and 2013. In previous jailbreaks 132 inmates es...
Bikini Clad Police Arrests And Pin Down a Pickpocket
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Bikini Clad Police Arrests And Pin Down a Pickpocket

Here is the very interesting moment a female off-duty Swedish police officer/bodybuilder tackled a pickpocket on the ground, while wearing only a bikini. Her name is Mikaela Kellner, a police officer of 11 years. She was sunbathing in a park with friends when the pickpocket approached them. Under the guise of selling magazines for the homeless, the man began talking to the group of bikini-clad women. According to The Sun, he placed a newspaper over their mobile phones which were on a blanket, allegedly picked up one and left. When they realized he had stolen something, Mikaela and another friend, who is also a police officer chased the man. He was caught, slammed to the floor and put in a painful arm-lock before police arrived to take him.
Nigerian Born US Graduate Perfectly Replies Lecturer Who Said There’s ‘No Space’ For Black Writers on Her Course
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Nigerian Born US Graduate Perfectly Replies Lecturer Who Said There’s ‘No Space’ For Black Writers on Her Course

A Nigerian born Bristol University graduate has been widely-praised online for giving the best “I told you so” reaction after her lecturer told her there was “no space” for black writers on her course. In a Facebook and Instagram post, which has since gone viral, student Eno Mfon said she was “the only black kid” on her course and was told by one of the head lecturers that “there’s no space for black theatre makers on the curriculum.” She added: “So you spend three years learning about Chekhov and Carol Ann Duffy but then realise that you can write your own stuff for lil black girls and so you do that, and sell out the Bristol Old Vic and the lecturer that told you there’s no space for you, pays to watch you perform.” Mfon took to the stage at the Bristol Old Vic earlier this year ...
Read Obama’s Full Speech at The DNC
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Read Obama’s Full Speech at The DNC

It was a busy night at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, as the party's leading lights like Barack Obama, Joe Biden and others made their case for Hillary Clinton. Obama blasted Trump as a man who did business with people and left his workers feeling used and also praised Hillary Clinton, saying she was even more qualified for the presidency than him, or even her husband- Bill Clinton. Twelve years ago tonight, I addressed this convention for the very first time. You met my two little girls, Malia and Sasha – now two amazing young women who just fill me with pride. You fell for my brilliant wife and partner Michelle, who’s made me a better father and a better man; who’s gone on to inspire our nation as First Lady; and who somehow hasn’t aged a day. I kn...
America is Once Again at a Moment of Reckoning – Hillary Clinton  as She Accepts Nomination
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America is Once Again at a Moment of Reckoning – Hillary Clinton as She Accepts Nomination

U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Thursday the challenges facing Americans demand steady leadership and a collective spirit, contrasting her character with what she described as a “dangerous and volatile Donald Trump“. In the biggest speech of her more than 25-year-old career in the public eye, Clinton accepted the Democratic presidential nomination for the November 8 election with a promise to make the U.S. a country that worked for everyone. “We are clear-eyed about what our country is up against. But we are not afraid,” she said. She presented a sharply more upbeat view of the country than her rival Trump did when he was formally nominated for president at last week’s Republican convention, and even turned one of Republican hero Ronald Reagan’s signature p...
#SaveMayowa: Mayowa’s Family Release Official Statement
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#SaveMayowa: Mayowa’s Family Release Official Statement

Mayowa's family has officially responded with the video below. Her cousin, Habib recorded this video message on behalf of the family. In the video, he answered various questions which have been raised by the public. – Mayowa herself decided to publish the first video on Instagram without her family’s knowledge – The family confirms that the funds will be used only for Mayowa’s treatment and they still have hope despite the advanced stage of cancer – Due to her weak state, rather than going to Emory as planned, Abu Dhabi is being considered – They have been corresponding with a hospital in Abu Dhabi (NMC) now and have received a letter from them stating they are willing to accept Mayowa’s case – The family had already spent over 10 Million Naira on Mayowa’s medical care prior...
Belgian Scientists Create A Machine That Turns Urine Into A Drinkable Beverage
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Belgian Scientists Create A Machine That Turns Urine Into A Drinkable Beverage

Researchers have created a device that uses solar energy to turn urine into drinkable water, which can then be used to brew beer. After a few beers, you can find yourself needing to rush to the toilet to relieve yourself. But there may soon be a way to reverse this process, using urine to relieve thirst. The team of scientists at Ghent University say their technique could be applied in rural areas and developing countries. While other options for treating waste water already exist, the researchers say their new system is more energy-efficient and could be applied in areas off the electricity grid. Dr Sebastiaan Derese, who worked on the device, said: 'We're able to recover fertilizer and drinking water from urine using just a simple process and solar energy.' The device collec...
Security Beefed Up In Imo Over Alleged Terrorists Attack
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Security Beefed Up In Imo Over Alleged Terrorists Attack

The Imo State Police Command says it has beefed up security in and around some parts of Owerri municipality, which an unidentified social media claimed would be attacked by supposed terrorists. According to a report by Vanguard, the Police Public Relatjjions Officer, PPRO, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, made the Command’s position known today while reacting to an audio message currently circulating on social media. “The attention of the Imo State Police Command has been drawn to an audio recorded message circulating in the social media by a faceless whistle blower, informing the citizenry of a planned attack on World Bank, Douglas Road, Government House, Central Mosque, Relief Market etc by unknown individuals.” “The CP has deployed both overt and cover...
TY Bello Shares New Pictures of Baby Who Was Severly Malnourished After Boko Haram Attack
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TY Bello Shares New Pictures of Baby Who Was Severly Malnourished After Boko Haram Attack

Photographer TY Bello today shared a new photo of baby Hadiza who made headlines after photos of her malnourished body hit the internet. TY caught up with her mother during a photo shoot in Borno recently and took photos of Baby Hadiza. TY wrote; "KHADIJAH MODU (BABY HADIZA ) AND HER MOTHER INNA GANA. Few of us will forget the first images we saw of baby Hadiza on the Internet . Her body broken and severely malnourished .. She didn't look like she was going to make it . Baby Hadiza's image shook us back to reality . She woke us up from our denial .. There was an active war within our boarders .. And it was cold and wrong for the rest of the country to carry on like it was all happening on another planet. Photographs of a recovering baby Hadiza a few weeks afterward was a beacon...
Nyesom Wike, Rotimi Amaechi, Ag. IGP, Ibrahim Idris & DSS DG, Musa Dura Meet to Restore Peace in Rivers
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Nyesom Wike, Rotimi Amaechi, Ag. IGP, Ibrahim Idris & DSS DG, Musa Dura Meet to Restore Peace in Rivers

In a concerted effort to guarantee a violent-free and credible Re-run Senatorial/House of Representative elections in Rivers State, a crucial meeting to chart the path to peace in Rivers State before, during and after the Re-run elections in the State was held today, 26th July, 2016 between the Inspector-General of Police, Ag.IGP Ibrahim K. Idris and the Director-General of Department of State Services, Alh. Musa Daura. The two major players in the politic of Rivers State, His Excellency, Barr. Nyesom Wike, the Governor of Rivers State and the Hon. Minister of Transport, Rt. Hon Rotimi Amaechi were in attendance. 2. The meeting deliberated on the overall need to have peaceful, free and fair election devoid of violence which was the hallmark of the previous elections in the State. The ...
Nigerian Troop Rescues Emir Of Bama & His Family 2 Years After Abduction By Boko Haram
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Nigerian Troop Rescues Emir Of Bama & His Family 2 Years After Abduction By Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army on Monday rescued the wife and daughter of Shehu of Bama from the Boko Haram enclave in Borno. The Emir’s wife and two of her children were abducted by Boko Haram fighters two years ago. While the queen and her daughter have regained their freedom, the second child, the son was killed by the insurgents few months after the abduction. The queen and her daughter have been taken to the Emir’s residence in Maiduguri, by the General Officer Commanding, 7 Division of Nigeria Army, Brig. Gen. Victor Ezugwu. They were reportedly rescued during a clearance operation by soldiers.
Verizon Acquires Yahoo Core Business
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Verizon Acquires Yahoo Core Business

Verizon announced the end of the long process of acquiring Yahoo’s core business for just under $4.8 billion. This transaction ends the independence of one of Silicon Valley’s most iconic pioneering companies. Yahoo’s seventh and final CEO, Marissa Mayer, will reportedly depart with severance pay worth more than $50 million. The sale will unite Yahoo with AOL, the first web portal Verizon bought last year for $4.4 billion. The United States’ largest wireless provider is betting nearly $10 billion that combining the two formerly dominant websites will give it an edge in mobile content and advertising technology it can leverage across its more than 140 million subscribers. CEO of AOL Tim Armstrong said, “We have enormous respect for what Yahoo has accomplished: this transaction ...
2 Dead, at Least 14 Others Reportedly Wounded in Fort Myers Nightclub Shooting
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2 Dead, at Least 14 Others Reportedly Wounded in Fort Myers Nightclub Shooting

At least two people were killed and more than a dozen others injured in a shooting outside of a Florida nightclub early Monday, officials said. Gunshots were fired in the parking lot of Club Blu in Fort Myers at around 12:30 a.m. ET. Police said "at least 14-16 people" were wounded in the shooting, with their injuries ranging from minor to life-threatening. A person of interest was detained at another location, and shots were fired — lightly injuring another person — five blocks away from the nightclub, police said. NBC station WBBH reported that both of those killed were male. More than two dozen yellow evidence markers were visible outside the club, which WBBH said indicated where bullet casings had fallen. WBBH reporter Gabrielle Shirley reported that "a big crowd ...
Foremost Yoruba Traditional Ruler, Oba Sonariwo, is Dead
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Foremost Yoruba Traditional Ruler, Oba Sonariwo, is Dead

The Akarigbo of Remoland, Oba Adeniyi Sonariwo, is dead. The foremost traditional ruler, available information reaching The Eagle Online died in the United Kingdom on Saturday. Sources told The Eagle Online that Oba Sonariwo had travelled out of the country to the United Kingdom for medical check-up. “Unfortunately, he did not make it back,” one of the sources told The Eagle Online. This year makes it the 26th Oba Sonariwo would be spending on the throne. He had at a time said his ambition was not to become a traditional ruler but the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. Ola Sonariwo was born in Ita Eleye in Lagos State in 1936. He attended St. John School, Aroloya, Lagos from 1941 to 1949. He also attended Methodist Boys High School from 1950 till 1955. He then went on to...
Miami Police Officer Who Shot Unarmed Black Therapist Charles Kinsey Identified as Jonathan Aledda
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Miami Police Officer Who Shot Unarmed Black Therapist Charles Kinsey Identified as Jonathan Aledda

Miami Police has officially revealed the name of the police officer who this week shot and wounded Charles Kinsey, a black man who was unarmed and worked as a Therapist for autistic patients. North Miami city manager Larry M. Spring said Officer Jonathan Aledda, 30, a member of Miami's SWAT unit who has served on the force for four years is responsible for mistakenly shooting Charles Kinsey while the therapist rushed to the aid of his troubled patient. According to Larry Spring, Aledda's identity wasn't revealed at first due to the death threats he's been receiving since footage of the shooting went viral online. Spring also revealed that a second police officer, Cmdr. Emile Hollant, has been suspended without pay for giving conflicting statements about the events surrounding ...
2 Women Arrested For Begging With ‘Rented Babies in Lagos
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2 Women Arrested For Begging With ‘Rented Babies in Lagos

Two women were yesterday arrested in Oyingbo, Lagos, for using babies to beg for alms. Three babies who are less than one month old were recovered from them. Hadiza Nosiru and Salamotu Salitu were arrested by the monitoring team of Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development. They have been taken to the Rehabilitation and Training Centre at Majidun, new Ikorodu. The ministry said preliminary investigation showed that the women were not the biological mothers of the babies. The babies the ministry said, were given out to the women by their parents, who are paid daily. One of the babies mothers, who was paraded at the state secretariat on Alausa, Ikeja, yesterday gave her name as Tawa Aregbesola from Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital. She said she had an agreement with one of t...
Oby Ezekwesili Reacts to Governor Chris Christie’s Statement About Chibok Schoolgirls, Advices Him to Apologize
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Oby Ezekwesili Reacts to Governor Chris Christie’s Statement About Chibok Schoolgirls, Advices Him to Apologize

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie suggested during a speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention that Hillary Clinton was to blame for the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls in Chibok by Boko Haram. According to him, by not adding Boko Haram to the terrorist watch list, every region of the world has been infected with her flawed judgment and the only solution from the Obama/Clinton team was a hashtag campaign - #BringBackOurGirls. Co-founder of the Bring Back Our Girls Advocacy group, Oby Ezekwesili responded to him via her Twitter Handle.
Unarmed Black Therapist Shot By Police As He Tries To Calm Autistic Patient
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Unarmed Black Therapist Shot By Police As He Tries To Calm Autistic Patient

This is the shocking moment an unarmed black therapist was shot by police as he desperately tried to calm his autistic patient . Charles Kinsey was hit in the leg by a bullet, despite his claims that he had been lying on the floor with his hands in the air throughout the entire incident. The shooting occurred in North Miami, Florida, on July 18 after police responded to an emergency call from a member of the public, who claimed they had witnessed a man walking around with a gun threatening suicide. Mr Kinsey had been looking after his 23-year-old patient, who was playing with a toy truck, after the man ran away from his group home. He added that the toy truck was clearly visible to police at the time of the incident. But as Mr Kinsey lay down on the ground, with his hands in the air,...
Lagos State Government To Start Punishing Land Grabbers ‘Omonile’
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Lagos State Government To Start Punishing Land Grabbers ‘Omonile’

The legislative arm of the Lagos State government has made known its plan to make land grabbing a criminal offense in the state. The State House of Assembly members during their plenary sitting yesterday July 19th, passed a bill seeking to criminalize the act. The bill was passed on the back of the third reading, and it prohibits forceful entry and illegal occupation of landed properties; violent and fraudulent conduct in relation to landed properties in Lagos State. This said bill has been forwarded to the Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode for his assent. Mudashiru Obasa who is the sepaker of the Lagos state house of Assembly stated clearly that the passage of the bill into law will attract sanction to any person who is found wanting as regards the act.
Troops Arrest Suspected Boko Haram Suppliers
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Troops Arrest Suspected Boko Haram Suppliers

The Quick Reinforcement Force (QRF) of 251 Battalion,  7 Div Gar on routine checks arrested a truck loaded with 25 jerry cans of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and other goods cleverly covered and concealed at Molai check point, outskirts of Maiduguri at about 8.00am today Tuesday. The driver of the vehicle, Muhammadu Adamu, claimed ignorance of the contents of the vehicle and called the owner of the goods, Tijjani Gambo to explain. He too denied supplying terrorists fuel and other items, rather he claimed to be a mere trader that supplies goods to customers in Damboa based on demand. However, preliminary investigation revealed that he has been sending PMS and other goods through the same route at regular intervals without  an identifiable corresponding recipient in Damboa as alleged. Alt...
Metuh, Amosun, Dikko Reportedly Send Plea Letters to EFCC
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Metuh, Amosun, Dikko Reportedly Send Plea Letters to EFCC

Former PDP Spokesperson, Olisa Metuh and ex Chiefs of Air Staff, Air Marshals Adeshola Amosu and Mohammed Dikko Umar, have allegedly individually sent letters to the EFCC saying they wanted to return government funds with them so they can be left alone by the anti-graft agency. This is according to a report by The Nation.. They want to refund cash and surrender property to avoid going to jail. According to the newspaper, an EFCC source says the agency got requests from these three men who are currently being investigated for allegedly stealing government funds. While Metuh is standing trial for allegedly receiving N400 million from the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, Umar is being investigated for money laundering, criminal breach of trust and corruption of about ...
Policemen & Two Others Stabbed During Hyde Park Water Fight
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Policemen & Two Others Stabbed During Hyde Park Water Fight

Two police officers and two civilians were rushed to hospital on Tuesday night after clashes broke out as the police tried to quell a huge water fight started by a mob chanting “Black Lives Matter” at Hyde Park, London. One of the officers was stabbed while another officer was hit by a bottle during the trouble in clashes later described by witnesses as ''resembling a war zone”. About 1000 youngsters had gathered at Hyde park’s Serpentine lake yesterday and when a water fight broke out around 9pm. Cops tried to disperse the crowd but they turned on the officers.  Many of the crowd were heard chanting “Black Lives Matter” – a slogan coined in the wake of police shootings of black youths in America. Witness Timi Marcel tweeted: “Hyde Park is a bit of a war zone.” Another terrified wit...
Nigerian Journalist Wins BBC World News Komla Dumor Award
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Nigerian Journalist Wins BBC World News Komla Dumor Award

A Nigerian journalist has won the second BBC World News Komla Dumor Award. Didi Akinyelure is a prime-time news anchor in Nigeria and presents business news for CNBC, which broadcasts across the continent. She will start a three-month placement at the BBC in London in September. The award was established to honour Komla Dumor, a presenter for BBC World News, who died suddenly aged 41 in 2014. Ms Akinyelure said Mr Dumor was someone she admired. "He told the African story with so much passion for the continent, giving a balanced view and inspiring so many." One of the judges who selected Ms Akinyelure, BBC Africa's Josephine Hazeley, said Ms Akinyelure particularly excelled in telling business stories, "which was an area Komla was also passionate about". The first Komla Dumor Award...
Melania Trump Copies Michelle Obama’s 2008 Speech at The RNC
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Melania Trump Copies Michelle Obama’s 2008 Speech at The RNC

Melania Trump is under fire for plagiarizing Michelle Obama's speech .On Monday night at the Republican National Convention Melanie plagiarized Michelle Obama's speech to the Democratic National Convention in 2008. Side-by-side comparisons of the transcripts show the text in Trump's address following, nearly to the word, the first lady's own from the first night of the Democratic convention in Denver nearly eight years ago. The controversy quickly overshadowed the speech, which was to have been her introduction to voters. It focused on her immigration to the US and her love for her husband. Melania Trump, Republican National Convention 2016: "From a young age, my parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you d...
Donald Trump Hires Nigerian-American As Director Of African-American Outreach
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Donald Trump Hires Nigerian-American As Director Of African-American Outreach

Donald Trump said 'you're hired' to Apprentice star, Alumna Omarosa, recruiting her as his director of African-American outreach, she revealed during an interview on MSNBC today. 'It happened this week,' she said. 'It's really an extension of the work that the [National Diversity Coalition for Trump] has already been doing and so I'm very happy to take up that cause for Donald Trump.' The reality TV personality had previously been active in the campaign and is easily the most identifiable supporter from Trump's hit television show.
Jealous Girlfriend Baths Her Boyfriend with Hot Palm Oil After He Allegedly Impregnated Someone Else(Graphic Pictures)
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Jealous Girlfriend Baths Her Boyfriend with Hot Palm Oil After He Allegedly Impregnated Someone Else(Graphic Pictures)

A Facebook user, Wealths Israel shared these pictures on his page with the caption: "Beware of whom u choose to be with. What a jealous gf did to her bf. Simply because she heard a rumour dat her bf impregnate a gf. Without finding out 4rm d guy. She came to visit d guy on dat evil day. Pretend to pass d night. At midnight wen d guy was asleep. She woke up. Bleached red oil and poured it closely to d guy face and body. Then she ran away. She is nowhere to b found. Wat a wicked heart. Dis is not tel me I tel u. I knw dem and I have seen them together havin fun,playin. Smilin and even eating together."  
Arase Took Away 24 Police Vehicles – Acting Inspector General of Police
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Arase Took Away 24 Police Vehicles – Acting Inspector General of Police

Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris has accused his predecessor, Solomon Arase of carting away 24 vehicles including top of the range armoured BMW cars, on departure from office. Idris has written to Arase to return at least 20 vehicles, saying he should not have more than four cars as part of his severance package. Speaking to journalists at the Force Headquarters in Abuja yesterday, Idris said:  “A week before I was announced (appointed), if you looked through my office window, you could see so many cars. But the cars all disappeared when I came in. What I did was to assign a directive to the Special Investigative Unit (SFU) to investigate all vehicles’ purchases and donations to the police in the last three years as well as their positions. “When I took over, ...
Shooting In Baton Rogue Louisiana Leaves Several Officers Dead
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Shooting In Baton Rogue Louisiana Leaves Several Officers Dead

Shots have been fired and several police officers hit after a gunman or gunmen opened fire in Baton Rouge in Louisiana. A witness told WBRZ News 2 that a man dressed in black and with his face covered began shooting indiscriminately after walking out of a convenience store and car wash. The mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish Kip Holden said three police officers are feared dead. He told CNN. "There is still an active scene. They are investigating. "Right now we are trying to get our arms around everything. It's just been one thing after another."  
Dino Melaye Announces His Arrival in Lagos
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Dino Melaye Announces His Arrival in Lagos

Senator Dino Melaye has announced that he has arrived Lagos State despite all the threats from APC leader, Bola Tinubu to stop him from coming to the state over misunderstanding with wife, Senator Remi Tinubu. Melaye took to Bourdillon street in Ikoyi, announced that he has arrived and waiting for people who warned him to stay away from Lagos. "Announcement: I dey Lagos ooo, those wey say make I no enter Eko. Will drive round lagos in an open roof. Dino on bourdillon street in lagos now, walking down the street. Waiting for noise makers. Eyin da?" He said on Twitter.
EFCC Seizes N1.350b Properties From Governor Fayose
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EFCC Seizes N1.350b Properties From Governor Fayose

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized six choice properties allegedly acquired by Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State with stolen public funds. The duplexes, estimated at N1.350billion include four in Lagos and two in Abuja. According to The Nation,they were allegedly acquired for him by his associate, Abiodun Agbele and sister. Mrs. Moji Ladeji. A furious Mrs. Ladeji has approached the Federal High Court, Ado-Ekiti laying claim to one of the Abuja duplexes. EFCC, according to impeccable sources, believe that the properties were bought with public funds including the N1.219billion slush fund from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) handed over to Fayose by former Minister of Defence, Mr. Musiliu Obanikoro, and bribe money from contractor...
Military Coup Fails in Turkey
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Military Coup Fails in Turkey

A military coup has been attempted in Turkey, pitching one of the Middle East’s key hubs of power into sudden turmoil and prompting supporters of the country’s elected president to take to the streets. In a statement released through Turkish television channels on Friday night, people claiming to speak for the military said the army was in charge of the country, accusing the government of the president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, of eroding Turkey’s secular traditions. But as soldiers and tanks moved into key positions around Istanbul and the capital, Ankara, people poured into the streets. A night of confrontations, loud blasts and gunfire ensued across the capital, with at least 17 reportedly killed and scores wounded while fighter jets and helicopters buzzed overhead. Early on S...
Fani Kayode Released After 67 Days In Detention
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Fani Kayode Released After 67 Days In Detention

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC yesterday finally released the former spokesperson of ex- President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Femi Fani- Kayode. Fani-Kayode who has been in detention since May 9, 2016, regained freedom yesterday, Friday, July 15, 2016, after he met his bail conditions. Fani took to twitter to post the photo above saying; Back with my boy.....thanks be to God. In another tweet, he wrote; Free last: thanks be to God. 67 days in detention but still standing strong. The struggle continues. Thanks for the prayers and support. He also released a short statement, shortly after he was freed. “I give thanks to God that I am free after 67 days in detention. I thank my wife, lawyers, children and friends for all their support. This was the worst expe...
Obanikoro Releases Statement on The Arrest of His Wife by DSS
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Obanikoro Releases Statement on The Arrest of His Wife by DSS

Former Minister of Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has released a statement reacting to reports that his wife, was questioned by officials of the Department of State Security. According to the former Minister, contrary to media reports, his wife was invited and not arrested. Read the statement below “We are saddened by the fact that the media was awash with false and conflicting information about the invitation of Senator Obanikoro’s wife. Ordinarily, we considered ignoring these concocted lies but for the sake of discerning and right thinking public, hence the need to straighten matters. First, Alhaja Moroophat has always been in the country managing her businesses as against the lie that she sneaked in last week from the United States. Second, No documents were found in her possession ...
Pictures From The Funeral of Philando Castile – Man Fatally Shot by Police
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Pictures From The Funeral of Philando Castile – Man Fatally Shot by Police

Philando Castile, 32, was shot dead by police in front of his girlfriend and her four-year-old daughter on July 6. Thousands gathered for his funeral at the Cathedral of Saint Paul, in St. Paul, Minnesota. A horse-drawn carriage, carrying his flower-laden white coffin, had led the funeral procession from Brooks Funeral Home, in Concordia Avenue, to the cathedral yesterday morning. Castile's girlfriend Diamond Reynolds, who was at the funeral with her young daughter, broke down in tears as his coffin arrived at St. Paul's for the service at noon and was pictured being comforted by family and friends shortly before they all went in for the beginning of the service. Calls of 'unite for Philando' rang out at the end of the service at St. Paul Cathedral, as mourners raised their fists in tr...

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