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Friday, August 17, 2018

National Planning minister, INEC Chairman at Senate to defend 2019 elections’ budget

The Minister of National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, has joined the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, for the 2019 elections’ budget defence.

The two stepped into the venue of the meeting of the Joint Committee of the Senate and the House of Representatives Committees on INEC, at the Senate building, at 12:15 pm, on Friday.

Chairman of the joint committee, Senator Suleiman Nazif, in his opening remarks reiterated the committee’s commitment to ensure that INEC got what it deserves to ensure a hitch-free 2019 general elections. He said, ” We are not playing politics with the budget for the 2019 elections. We just want some clarifications.”

INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To Cross River Bye-Election Winner

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented the Certificate of Return to the winner of the just concluded Obudu State Constituency bye-election in Cross River State.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Dr Frankland Briyai, presented the certificate to Mrs Abbey Ukpukpen at the INEC Headquarters in Calabar, the state Capital.

He urged her to exhibit a high sense of responsibility in the discharge of her duties while in office and uphold the confidence reposed in her by the electorate. The REC also used the opportunity of the event to remind all stakeholders present and the people of Cross River that the electoral umpire has extended the period of the Continuous Voter Registration exercise.

He urged them to mobilise those who have yet to register to take advantage of the extension and do so in order to participate in the coming general elections.

Detained Journalist, Samuel Ogundipe Released From SARS Custody

Samuel Ogundipe, a journalist with Premium Times, who was arrested and detained by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force, has been released.

He was released on Friday morning after he was granted bail by Abdulwahab Mohammed, the Magistrate of the Kubwa Grade 1 Magistrate Court in Abuja. The judge granted a bail in the sum of N500,000 and a surety, resident within the jurisdiction of the court.

Ogundipe was released after the bail conditions were met. His arrest, which sparked outrage within and outside Nigeria, led to a protest, as Nigerians marched to the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Thursday to demand his release. Although the Police fired tea-gas canisters at the protesters, who had to flee from the scene, they, however, regrouped and marched back to the Force Headquarters, insisting that he must be released.

His arrest, according to the Police, was premised on his refusal to disclose the source of his story on the memo of the Inspector General of Police to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, on the invasion of the National Assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).

Duncan Mighty under fire for prostrating to Davido in Port Harcourt (See Tweets)

Popular Nigerian musician, Duncan Mighty, has come under fire as fans and other music lovers have reacted to a video showing him prostrating to David Adeleke, popularly known as (Davido) in Port Harcourt.

Duncan Mighty had taken to his Instagram page to share the video of him, Davido and other musicians in the studio wherein he tried to prostrate to Davido as well as thanking him for collaborating on a song. He said Davido has elevated him, the entertainment industry in Port Harcourt, and the entire Niger Delta by that act.

He also thanked Davido for flying to Port Harcourt with his private jet for the video.

However, while some fans applauded him for the video, others seem to be displeased with Duncan Mighty for trying to, or, even prostrating to Davido at all.

Below are the tweets of the reactions:

Notorious Tricycle (Keke) Thief Apprehended In Yenegoa (Photos)

A tricycle (popularly called Keke) thief was caught in Yenegoa the Bayelsa state capital at the early hours of today Friday 17th August 2018.

The 30yrs old keke thief was  apprehend, according to reports the thief name given as Steven ogbodo stole his friend’s Keke on the 7th of November 2017 for other criminal activities within Yenagoa metropolis and later sold it and ran to Calabar for sometime.

He was successfully handed over to men of the Nigerian Police, anti-cultism unit today.

Culprits Personal Details:
Name: Steven Ogbodo
State of Origin: Enugu State
LGA: Nkano West
Community: Enagu
Present Location: Uncompleted building behind Education Safety
Corps Office, Etegwe, Yenagoa.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Tragedy: Father kills man for following daughter into bathroom

Tragedy has struck in Arizona U.S. after a father decided to “take care of a situation” his own way by killing a man who attempted to enter a bathroom stall where his daughter was.

Police say Melvin Harris III faces a second-degree murder charge in the beating death of Leon Leevon Armstrong, reports.

Harris was taken into custody earlier this month after the deadly encounter at a QuikTrip convenience store in Phoenix involving his 16-year-old daughter.

The 40-year-old was waiting in the parking lot to pick up his daughter and two friends when Armstrong approached him asking for money. Harris gave him some change and Armstrong went into the store.

Harris’ daughter came out of the store and told her father that a man tried to enter her bathroom stall by violently shaking the door, police said. She said she told the employees who alerted the security guard.

She then identified Armstrong as the alleged harasser when she spotted him walking out of the store.

Possibly thinking not enough was being done, Harris approached the security guard and told him to “take care of the situation, or he would do it himself.” The  guard said the incident was being handled.

The protective father, however, confronted Armstrong about the incident and then attacked him, authorities said.

Witnesses told police Harris repeatedly stomped, punched and kicked the man.

Harris fled the scene. Armstrong was taken to the hospital where he later died.

He suffered brain swelling, a nasal fracture and loss of oxygen.

Harris was arrested at his home. He later admitted he struck Armstrong in the face, but claims he didn’t throw the first punch, the report stated.

He also denied hitting Armstrong when he was on the ground. Harris’ fiancee, Diana Jackson, told that Harris was protecting his daughter.

“I’m not mad at him. I don’t feel like he did anything wrong. I love him. He did what he was supposed to do for our kid.

“You cannot tell someone they’re wrong for protecting their children.

“I would have done the same thing. I don’t feel bad at all for his actions. I feel bad that the man ended up dying in the
process. I do,” Jackson told the station.

Jackson said it’s unfair her fiancé is being treated as a criminal for protecting his child.

Armstrong reportedly also had a criminal history that included shoplifting, trespassing and obstructing justice.

Married Pastor Exposed For Impregnating A Member 2 Years After Getting Private Jet From His Church

A Ghanaian pastor, Martin Kofi Danso, based in Canada has been exposed after he impregnated and fathered a child with an ex church member.

The case was exposed after a Canadian judge, Justice Fred Myers, on Tuesday dismissed a request by the pastor to extend a publication ban that would keep his identity secret in the paternity case just because the publicity could damage his reputation and hurt him financially.

According to The Toronto Star, Myers removed the publication ban, which another judge had imposed at the end of July, exposing the pastor, who was in court on allegations that he had fathered a six-month-old child with former church member, Chris-Ann Bartley.

Martin Kofi Danso, who is the founder of Miracle Arena for All Nations, which operates 17 churches had in a sworn affidavit filed with the court claimed he had never had intimate relations with Bartley.

Danso’s lawyer, Daniel Robertson, argued that without anonymity, his client will face “emotional, harm, and stress,” particularly if allegations involving other members of the church are released to the broader public.

“He’s a public figure. He is not someone who will not be harmed by certain allegations,” Robertson said.

“It cuts both ways, doesn’t it?” replied the judge. “That also brings about the possibility of a public interest when somebody’s out there with 17 churches raising charitable money and tells a couple of big, fat whoppers in a sworn affidavit.”

According to the Miracle Arena website, “Prophet Danso” is a devoted father of four who travels the world “impacting and empowering millions of lives through his powerful preaching and teaching ministry.”

His wife, JoAnne Danso, is a reverend in the church known as “Mama.”

Court heard Tuesday she is expecting twins in the near future.

This case is coming two years after the pastor was gifted a private jet by his church members.

Monday, August 13, 2018

BEEF UPDATE: Reekado Banks Speaks On Alleged Beef With Flyboi, Kizz Daniel

After recording a remix of his song, Selense, featuring Kizz Daniel and Reekado Banks, Harrysong was forced to work with other artistes for another remix.
Harrysong’s manager, Desmond Ike, while speaking with SUNDAY PUNCH recently, said that Daniel didn’t want to be part of the video because Reekado was featured.
Ike had explained, “He said he didn’t want to have anything to do with Reekado. We tried to sort out the issue between both of them so that we could shoot the video, but Daniel refused vehemently.
Because of that, we decided to do another version of the song with Iyanya and Dice Ailes. Daniel was just being arrogant about the whole thing and behaving like he is a demigod.”
Speaking with GoldmyneTV, Reekado’s manager, Temi Solomon, said they were in the dark on the issue at hand. He stated, “People can say or write whatever they like, but I cannot make comments on what I don’t understand or know about. We saw the story online the same way most people saw it. I am not aware of anything.”
But a source close to Reekado said they found out about the issue when they wanted to shoot the video of ‘Selense.’
The source added, “We honestly don’t understand what went wrong. If there is an issue, it must be from Daniel’s camp. But I am still surprised. Daniel came to Reekado ’s ‘Thank You Concert’ at the New Afrika Shrine and Reekado went to his album launch as well.
We got to know that there was an issue when Harrysong featured them on the remix of his song. Until Daniel comes out to speak, we don’t know what is wrong.”

Do You Agree? President Buhari Has Destroyed This Nation Beyond Imagination In Just 3 Years – Charly Boy

Veteran musician and activist, Charly Boy, who is a very vocal critic of the present administration, has come for them again and this time he mentioned that President Buhari has destroyed this nation beyond imagination in just 3 years.
Charly Boy said this in reaction to a video shared by a Nigerian soldier complaining about welfare and state of the nation.
The Soldier had posted the video on his social media timeline, complaining on the conditions they are being subjected to in the volatile regions of the country and then advising Nigerians to go get their PVC
According to Charly Boy:
‘President Buhari has destroyed this nation beyond imagination in just 3yrs, close to 300 soldiers have been killed in about 5weeks. He is yet to even acknowledge it. Many of them have been secretly buried. More are to be buried today.
The reason he was voted was because he said he could fix the problems. Today, he has not only failed to fix the problems, he has created more problems and now blames everyone but himself.
He inherited insecurity issues in the North East but the matter in that region has gotten worse and he has now exported insecurity to the North West and North Central.
From Herdsmen killings in Benue, Adamawa, Taraba, Plateau & Kogi to bandit’s killings in Zamfara and Sokoto, the situation is too bad’.

BREAKING News: National Assembly Calls-off Tuesday Reconvening

The National Assembly which was slated to reconvene on Tuesday, August 14, according to the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, has been called off.

While speaking with PUNCH on Monday, the spokesman of the House of Representatives, Abdulrazak Namdas, disclosed that the National Assembly will not reconvene on Tuesday (tomorrow), contrary to public expectation.

Namdas added that the House in truth, had yet to decide on a reconvening date.

Recall that the Deputy Speaker of the House, Yussuff Lasun, had last week, announced that the National Assembly would reconvene on Tuesday (tomorrow) to consider the budget fo the 2019 polls and other pending issues forwarded to lawmakers by President Muhammadu Buhari in July.

Graphic Photos Of Politician's Son Beaten To Death For Allegedly Snatching Ballot Box In Kogi

Photos showing the body of the son of a popular politician beaten to death for allegedly snatching a ballot box have been revealed.

Photographs of a popular politician’s son beaten to death a few days ago for snatching a ballot box in Kogi state have emerged, according to PoliticsNG.

Recall that Mr. Yahaya Umoru, the son of a House of Representatives aspirant, was beaten to death for alleged ballot box snatching during the by-election in Kogi state over the weekend.

The deceased was killed while allegedly attempting to snatch a ballot box at a polling unit in front of the palace of the Maigarin of Lokoja.

It was gathered that pandemonium ensued when some thugs chanting “Imam must win” stormed the polling unit and attempted to snatch the ballot box at the Unit.

Some party supporters at the polling unit resisted the attempt, leading to the beating and stabbing of Yahaya Umoru.

Yahaya Umoru was the son of an APC House of Assembly aspirant for Lokoja 1 Constituency and was visible throughout the electioneering in the build-up to the election.

Police authorities in the state have vowed to apprehend the perpetrators of the dastardly act, urging the youth of the area to maintain calm as the long hand of the law will soon catch up with the murderer.

NDU Rapper Arrested For Stealing Samsung Phone Worth 200k (Photos)

Niger Delta University Rapper Mcube has been arrested for stealing a Samsung phone Worth N200,000 last night at the school's Auditorium.

According to an eye witness , the Dab crooner and his accomplice stole the phone and his accomplice left the school premises with the phone. 

Mcube was still in school when the owner of the phone (name withheld) started looking for her phone. It was gathered that the phone was programmed in a way you can't off it except you put in password, so he was unable to off the phone as calls where coming in. 

The father of the girl whose phone was stolen had to send a code for trackling of the phone. With the help of the Man'o'war squad, the where able to trace his accomplice. On bringing his accomplice, he confessed that they planned it together.

They are currently under detention at the school security department office.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Nigerian Man Brutalized For Sleeping With His Master's Girlfriend In Nairobi, Kenya (Watch)

A young man who decided to eat his master's food by allegedly sleeping with his girlfriend, has been caught and brutalized by his master.

A young Nigerian man identified as Ikenna Modestus, has been captured on camera as he was brutally attacked and battered for allegedly sleeping with his benefactor’s girlfriend in Nairobi, Kenya.

The video clip has been trailed with mixed reactions and criticisms from Nigerians on social media as many people blasted the benefactor who served the young man jungle justice, while others blamed him for 'eating his master's food.'

Watch the video HERE

Saturday, August 11, 2018

See Amazing Photos From Wizkid's Performance At Portugal

On Thursday, 11th Of August, 2018 Starboy Wizkid performed at Portugal and here are some pictures from the show courtesy of @WizkidNews

See amazing photos below:

We can’t Afford to lose to China – Falconets

Mansur Abdullahi the Assistant coach of the national Women’s U-20 football team, the Falconets,   has declared that the team cannot afford to lose their final group match against China.

The match against China comes up Monday at 3.30 pm Nigerian time. After their 1-0 victory over Haiti on Thursday, a win for the Nigerian representatives against China would guarantee them a second round ticket.

Speaking from France, Abdullahi said, “we just have to put the best of ability and know that we don’t have to draw or lose the game against China because we believe we can go all the way, even past the group stage.”

He continued, “we believe in our abilities and strength as a team to do well. The girls know the importance of the World Cup so they cannot afford to lose the next match.”

The former Warri Wolves Coach thanked the Nigeria Football Federation for their support at the ongoing World Youth Championship, saying, “the only way to reciprocate the tax payers money is by churning out good performance at the mundial. We are focused as a team and hopeful that we will qualify from the group.”

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