Saturday 31 October 2020

Trump Salutes Soldiers Who Rescued An American Kidnapped In Nigeria


US special forces rescued an American citizen in an operation on Saturday in northern Nigeria that is believed to have killed several of his captors, US officials said.

Forces including US navy Seals rescued Philip Walton, 27, who was abducted on Tuesday from his home in neighbouring southern Niger, two US officials said on condition of anonymity, adding that no US troops were hurt. A diplomatic source in Niger said Walton was now at the US ambassador’s residence in Niamey.

“Big win for our very elite US special forces today,” Donald Trump wrote on Twitter.

The Pentagon confirmed the operation but did not provide the identity of the hostage.

Poignant last photo of a 007 icon: James Bond star Sir Sean Connery poses with son Jason in the summer as tributes pour in for actor who died in his sleep aged 90


The photo (main) showed the Oscar-winning actor giving a half-smile and raising his finger in the air as he sat between his son and his son's partner Fiona Upton on his 89th birthday last year. Tributes have been pouring in for the Oscar-winning actor who passed away in the Bahamas and leaves behind his wife Micheline and sons Jason and Stefan.

What you CAN and Can't DO under new lockdown: Pubs, shops, restaurants, hairdressers and leisure centres will close - but construction sites stay OPEN


A new national lockdown across England means people must stay at home unless for specific reasons, such as attending school or college or going to the supermarket.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the new measures at a Downing Street press conference on Saturday. 

He said the measures were necessary to avert bleak predictions of 85,000 deaths this winter. 

When do the new rules come into force?

The new national lockdown will run from Thursday, November 5 until Wednesday, December 2.

The lockdown will then be eased on a regional basis according to the latest coronavirus case data at that time.

PM Announces Second Lockdown To Avoid 'Medical And Moral Disaster': Non-Essential Shops Will Shut And Travel Is Banned Under Restrictions That Start On THURSDAY And Run For A Month with furlough scheme EXTENDED

After weeks insisting he is sticking to local restrictions, Boris Johnson completed a humiliating U-turn by announcing blanket coronavirus restrictions for England at a prime-time press conference alongside medical and science chiefs Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance. The PM said the draconian measures - which come into force from midnight Thursday morning - were the only way to avert bleak Sage predictions of 85,000 deaths this winter, far above the previous 'reasonable worst case', and the NHS being swamped before Christmas. Another 326 UK fatalities were declared today - nearly double last Saturday's tally. 

But infections, which can represent the current situation more accurately, were down five per cent on a week ago at 21,915 in a possible sign that the rise could already be slowing. The brutal squeeze - billed as 'Tier Four' on the government's sliding scale - will see non-essential shops in England shut until December 2, as well as bars and restaurants despite the 'absolutely devastating' impact on the already crippled hospitality sector. Households will be banned from mixing indoors during the period, and people will be told not to leave home and travel unless for unavoidable reasons, such as work that cannot be performed remotely, or to take exercise. However, unlike the March lockdown schools and universities are expected to remain open - despite unions warning, they are key to the spread.

Friday 30 October 2020

Tens of thousands flee Paris on eve of lockdown: Gridlock for miles, stations are packed and shelves are stripped ahead of month-long coronavirus restrictions that will see travel between regions BANNED


Tens of thousands of Parisians last night caused massive traffic jams in a desperate attempt to flee the French capital ahead of the start of Emmanuel Macron's new national shutdown. 

Video posted to Twitter shows huge numbers of Parisians attempting a mass exodus out of the mega-city in a bid to avoid the 9pm curfew and the start of the second lockdown from midnight.

The night air was filled with the sound of blaring car horns while social media users estimated that Parisians had created 'hundreds of miles' of gridlock to escape to their second homes in the country. 

Revellers also seized the opportunity to spend one last night with friends and family last night before bars and restaurants are closed as the French government plunges the country back into lockdown.

Pictured: Tunisian Migrant Islamist terrorist, 21, who Beheaded Woman And Killed Two More Catholics in France Church Rampage


Brahim Aoussaoui, a 21-year-old Tunisian who arrived in Europe on a migrant boat just last month, attacked worshippers with a 12-inch blade in the Notre Dame basilica in Nice, slitting the throat of an elderly woman near the church's holy water in a beheading attempt. He hacked sacristan Vincent Loques, a 54-year-old father-of-two, to death as he prepared for the first Mass of the day, while a mother in her forties also succumbed to her injuries after seeking refuge in a nearby bar after telling paramedics: 'Tell my children that I love them'. 

The assailant was shot 14 times and wounded by armed police as he screamed 'God is greatest' in Arabic during the attack and 'while under medication' as he was taken to hospital, Nice's Mayor Christian Estrosi said. Investigators found two unused knives, a Koran and two mobile phones, in addition to a bag with some personal effects. He was unknown to French security services. Mourners attended a vigil outside the basilica and the French Embassy in Berlin (bottom left) to pay tribute to the victims of the triple killing. The attack comes amid fury across the Islamic world at President Macron for defending satirical cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, and on the day that Sunni Muslims mark the Prophet's birthday.

Police Officer Who Shot His Girlfriend In The Mouth Arrested


The Lagos State Police Command has arrested the fleeing SGT Eze Aiwansone, attached to the Special Protection Unit (SPU) Base 16, Ikeja, for the shooting of his girlfriend, Joy Eze.

The incident occurred on 8th October 2020, at Opebi Ikeja Lagos.

The suspect, who had been on the run, was arrested by his elder brother who is an inspector of police in Lagos State and handed over to the command.

The State CID Panti has taken over the case on the instruction of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, for further investigation.

21 Die In Enugu School Bus Accident


21 persons including pupils have died in an accident involving school children at Mgbowo in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) stated this while confirming the tragic incident to journalists on Thursday.

Igbere TV had earlier reported that the accident occurred after the brake of a company truck failed and rammed into a pupil filled school bus.

A source, Spartan Arinze, told our correspondent that the pupils who are mostly the victims including some staff died immediately after the accident.

Thursday 29 October 2020

Desmond Elliot Blasted For Calling Nigerian Youths "Children"


Desmond Elliot, 46 was blasted on Twitter for referring to the Nigerian youths as "Children". Desmond who is a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly representing the Surulere constituency constantly called Nigerian youths "children" during a session concerning the social media regulation bill.

Bishop Oyedepo At Tope Alabi's 50th Birthday (Video)


Popular gospel singer, Tope Alabi, has expressed how awestruck she was after the General Overseer of Living Faith Ministries aka Winners Chapel International, Bishop David Oyedepo, stormed her Iju home in Lagos for her 50th birthday celebration.

Alabi took to her Instagram page to share how she felt when she was informed of Oyedepo's interest to attend her birthday party.

In a video attached to her Instagram post, Alabi was seen kneeling with her husband, Soji Alabi and children while Oyedepo prayed for the family with other attendees who were standing joining to say "Amen".

Tuesday 27 October 2020

Shocking Moment ‘Man Dumps Pregnant Girlfriend’s Body On Side Of Expressway After Strangling Her’


New York Police officers have arrested the boyfriend of a pregnant nurse practitioner found dead behind a bush near an expressway in Queens.

Goey Charles, 29, of Uniondale, L.I., was charged Monday evening October 27, with the murder of his 6 months pregnant girlfriend, Vanessa Pierre, after he was arrested.

First responders found bruises around her neck, leading investigators to believe she was strangled.

The lady, Pierre was found facedown on the side of Horace Harding Expressway near Bell Blvd. in Bayside around 6 a.m. on Friday and surveillance video shows the suspect dumping her remains. 

Police Parade Hoodlum Who Participated In Attacking A Police Station And Went Away With The DPO's Uniform


One of the hoodlums who participated in attacking and setting a police station ablaze in Lagos state has been arrested. He was arrested while rocking the uniform of a DPO

He was paraded before newsmen by the Lagos state police command today October 27.

Watch a video of him while being paraded along with others below

Meet The Members Of The Lagos Judicial Panel On SARS


Lagos State Government bin inaugurate 8-man Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution to torchlight cases of police brutality for di state as sake of di end SARS protest wey youths stage for over two weeks to demand justice for extra-judicial killings by di police and reforms of di institution.

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, say Section 5 of Tribunals of Inquiry Law, Laws of Lagos State, 2015 give am right to set up di panel and add say two young pipo go dey inside.

Di sitting go start on Tuesday, 27, October 2020.

Philadelphia Police Shooting Of Black Man Walter Wallace Jr. Shot Ten Times Sparks Unrest (Video)


Violent clashes between police and demonstrators in Philadelphia erupted Monday night into the early hours of Tuesday after police fatally shot a 27-year-old Black man. Police reported that about 30 police officers were injured during the skirmishes, according to local media.

The man, identified by officials as Walter Wallace, was killed during a confrontation Monday afternoon in West Philadelphia.

Police officials have not released the names of the two officers who fired at Wallace, but they said they have been placed on desk duty pending an investigation.

The city’s mayor and police commissioner promised a full investigation in a joint statement about the incident.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said he watched bystander video, which shows parts of the altercation. He called it a “tragic incident and it presents difficult questions that must be answered.”

“I recognize that the video of the incident raises many questions,” Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw added. While visiting the scene of the shooting, Outlaw said she “heard and felt the anger of the community.” She gave assurances that any questions about what led to the shooting will be addressed in the investigation.

Sunday 25 October 2020

Hoodlums Invade Oluyole Ibadan Residence Of Senator Folarin, Cart Away 300 Motorcycles (Video)


Some hoodlums in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, hiding under the #EndSARS protest, broke into the Oluyole Ibadan residence of the representative of the Oyo Central senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Teslim Folarin, located at Oluyole Estate, Ibadan, on Saturday.

It was gathered that the hoodlums shattered the entrance doors and windows of the politician carting away some of his personal effects worth millions of naira.

The serving Senator confirmed the incident on Fresh 105.9FM on Saturday during a telephone interview.