Tuesday 1 December 2020

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Wins Forbes 'African Of The Year' Award 2020


Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the former minister of finance for Nigeria, has helped the country's economy, the largest in Africa, grow an average of 6% (per annum) over three years. She is credited with developing reform programs that helped improve governmental transparency and stabilizing the economy. 

Okonjo-Iweala is the first woman to be the finance minister and the foreign minister of the West African country with a GDP of $502 billion. But the start of the year has been difficult for Nigeria. The country voted in former general Muhammadu Buhari as president, ousting long-time President Goodluck Jonathan, with the hope he will help fight against the local terrorist group Boko Haram. The Harvard- and M.I.T.-trained Okonjo-Iweala spent 21 years as a development economist at the World Bank.

MC Oluomo’s Deputy, Koko Zaria Opens His Gigantic Hotel (Photos)


Koko Zaria is deputy to the Lagos NURTW chairman Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo.

Koko Zaria announced in an Instagram post during the week that his new establishment Zargarza Hotel would be opened on November 28.

However, a Nigerian man simply known as Kunle ‘Twix’ Oladipupo has expressed shock after deputy chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Lagos chapter Ganiu Oyedepo popularly known as Koko Zaria has launched his hotel.

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Deportation of man with children in UK was 'disproportionate', court rules


Deporting a Nigerian man who has a criminal record but whose children live in Britain, was “disproportionate” and not “necessary in a democratic society”, the European court of human rrights has ruled.

Judges in Strasbourg found that the removal of Charles Unuane violated his right to family life as guaranteed by article 8 of the European convention on human rights.

Unuane, 57, whose appeal was supported by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, was awarded €5,000 (£4,447) . The court did not make an order for him to be returned to the United Kingdom.

Relatively few UK cases are reaching the ECHR at present but legal arguments over the scope of article 8 and the right to family life remain issues where the government and Strasbourg judges are at odds over legal interpretation.

Sinach Offers Scholarship To Pure Water Seller Who Showed Rare Sales Skill


The Singer has posted on her Instagram account asking for help to locate the little pure water seller. The little boy went viral on social media with his sales ability which stuns most social media users.

She wrote on her Instagram account.


There is a Scholarship for him.

Please DM.

Tuesday 24 November 2020

Gunmen Assassinate Engineer, Michael Ebirien- Agana In Rivers (Graphic Photo)


Unknown gunmen have killed one Engineer Michael Ebirien- Agana at Agana community, in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Information gathered indicates that Ebirien- Agana, said to be a staff of the Local Govt Council, was ambushed along the Igbo-Etche road by the gunmen while on his way home between 8.30 and 9pm on Friday, November 20.

According to reports, the gunmen dragged him out of his car, shot him and drove off. He was rushed to the hospital by good Samaritans where he was confirmed dead by a doctor.

Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-Year-Old Daughter, Aisha


Malam Isa Ali Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy has lost his 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa.

The Minister announced the passage of the Aisha on Monday evening on his Twitter handle.

He however did not indicate the cause of the death.

The Minister said a funeral prayer for the late Aisha will be performed on Tuesday at Annur Majeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer.

2023: Plot To ‘uproot’ Tinubu’s Dynasty Thickens In Lagos

There is uneasy calm in the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the 2023 election and plot to whittle down the influence of the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Daily Trust can report.

Though the 2023 election is still far off, the state APC is said to be worried by recent developments which showed some chieftains already declaring interest in the state governorship position.

The chieftains are not only showing interest but also said to be challenging the authority of Tinubu who is the leader of the party in the state.

The swelling rank of “disgruntled members” of the party, sources said, is causing unease in the dynasty at a time the opposition has vowed to checkmate the dominance of the APC leader in the state ahead of the 2023 elections.

Trump Administration Gives Green Light To Proceed With Biden Transition.


After weeks of waiting, President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday cleared the way for President-elect Joe Biden to transition to the White House, giving him access to briefings and funding even as Trump vowed to continue fighting the election results.

Trump, a Republican, has alleged widespread voter fraud in the Nov. 3 election without providing evidence. Although he did not concede or acknowledge his Democratic rival’s victory on Monday, Trump’s announcement that his staff would cooperate with Biden’s represented a significant shift and was the closest he has come to admitting defeat.

Biden won 306 state-by-state electoral votes, well over the 270 needed for victory, to Trump’s 232. Biden also holds a lead of more than 6 million in the national popular vote.

Niger Republic Imported Onions ‘Turn Gold’ As Floods Ruin Harvest In Nigeria - Bag Of Onion Now N90,000 From N30,000

Onion is the new gold — this expression has become popular on social media recently due to the scarcity of the vegetable.

Onion is a popular vegetable used in Nigerian homes for culinary and beauty purposes. However, it has become a topic for jokes after a sudden scarcity led to a hike in prices.

The bulb onion is mainly cultivated in Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa, Kebbi, Sokoto, Plateau, and Bauchi states.

The pocket of the average Nigerian seems to be under attack given the price hike that comes with Christmas festivities combined with fluctuating petrol prices due to deregulation and food inflation that hit 17.38 percent in September.

Okonjo-Iweala’s Rival, Yoo Myung-Hee To Withdraw From WTO DG Race


South Korea appears to have decided to withdraw its trade minister, Yoo Myung-hee, from the race for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director-General, paving the way for Nigeria’s candidate, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to be confirmed as the head of the global trade body.

Washington Trade Daily (WTD) quoted people familiar with the development to have disclosed South Korea was expected to announce its decision to withdraw Myung-hee in the coming days to enable the WTO’s General Council appoint Okonjo-Iweala.

New Trump Rule May Require Some African Tourists To Pay Up To $15,000 In Bonds


The outgoing administration of U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday issued a new temporary rule that could require tourist and business travellers from two dozen countries, mostly in Africa, to pay a bond of as much as $15,000 to visit the United States.

The U.S. State Department said the temporary final rule, which takes effect Dec. 24 and runs through June 24, targets countries whose nationals have higher rates of overstaying B-2 visas for tourists and B-1 visas for business travellers. The Trump administration said the six-month pilot program aims to test the feasibility of collecting such bonds and will serve as a diplomatic deterrence to overstaying the visas.

Friday 13 November 2020

The New Look Of Agege Pen Cinema Flyover As It Reaches 70percent Stage (Photos)


The project initially was to be completed in September but for the COVID-19 pandemic, the project was delayed and postponed.

The flyover which is said to be at 60 per cent completion stage, took off from Oba Ogunji Road and drops at Oke Koto axis of Agege.

The third section of the bridge extends to old Abeokuta Highway into Abule Egba.

The total length of the bridge is 1.4 kilometres and it is expected to have streetlight facilities and pedestrian walkways.

AutoReportNG got some live images from the site and how the work looks like, please check below

Governor Sanwo-Olu Unveils First Electric Car In Nigeria (Photos+Video)


Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has unveiled Nigeria’s first locally-assembled full electric car manufactured by Stallion Group, Igbere TV reports.

The Hyundai Kona car comes with zero-emission, 482km driving range, and can be charged both at home and workplace.

“With an innovation of Hyundai Kona, we do not need to put the pressure on what is the pump price of oil again, what is the pump price of petroleum again,” Mr Sanwo-Olu said on Friday.

According to him, the state government will partner with Ibile Oil and Gas and other private organisations to create different charging points in the city, so that people will have where to charge the cars.

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.

Friday 23 October 2020

Funke Akindele’s Husband, JJC Skillz Dragged By His Balls, Called A Gigolo

 Popular music executive, Soso Soberekon, has dragged life out of Funke Akindele’s husband, JJC Skillz.

This is coming after the Rivers born businessman posted a photo of Jonathan on Instagram and apologised to him for voting Buhari into power.

Shocked by this revelation, JJC Skillz commented ” 4 What??” with some emojis. This angered Soso who then knocked JJC off.

Wizkid Announced As New Face Of Puma Sportswear In Striking New Campaign Images


The Nigerian singer and songwriter, 30, is the new Puma x JD ambassador for the relaunch of the Puma Suede Classics range.

Wizkid, real name Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, said of the collaboration: ‘It’s an honour to be the face of the new JD x Puma Suede Classics campaign.

‘Puma is a brand I’ve loved and respected growing up, and so the decision to become an Ambassador felt completely natural. The Puma Suede is a classic shoe that can be worn by anyone at any age and I think my fans will really connect with that.’

Starting his music career at just 11, Wizkid has become one of Nigeria’s biggest artists, known for hits including Holla At Your Boy and No Stress.

I Dared Consequences To Rescue My Wife From TVC Attackers – Survivor


The atmosphere around the city was tense and uncertain. The night before had been characterised by the cries of innocent peaceful protesters at the Lekki toll plaza, who were faced by the bullets of trigger-happy soldiers.

Tuesday’s brutal attack by these soldiers who were drafted to maintain peace and order following the curfew earlier imposed by the state’s governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has been condemned by many.

So on Wednesday morning, Mark Odigie, an information technologist, could not permit his wife, Tope Mark Odigie, to drive alone to nearby Ketu-Ikosi Road, headquarters of Television Continental (TVC), where she works as a co-host of the station’s popular breakfast talk show- Your View.

“So I decided to drive her to the office, leaving our two nine-year-old kids at home,” he said.

Mr Odigie said he stayed at the carpark inside his Mazda CX-9 SUV waiting to take his wife back home since the programme was billed to end by 11 a.m. But that was not to be.

Apart from watching his car burn to ashes, Mr Odigie could only be reunited with his wife after hours of emotional and physical torture. He said those who razed the station to the ground were too “sophisticated attackers to be called miscreants.”

Thung Family: Lagos Oriental Hotel Doesn't Belong To Tinubu



Western Metal Products Company (WEMPCO) Group, owners of Lagos Oriental Hotel, has denied insinuations in some quarters that it is owned by the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

In a statement by Taiwo Alli, Executive Director Corporate Affairs, Wempco Group the hotel’s management said: “Western Metal Products Company (WEMPCO) Group, owners of Lagos Oriental Hotel, formally acknowledge that there was an attack on our property on October 20, 2020, when hoodlums armed with guns, knives and bottles, forcefully gained entrance to our facility, assaulted some of our security personnel and damaged properties.

#EndSARS: Hoodlums Set Fire on Ibom State Broadcasting Corporation TV (Video)


Hoodlums on Thursday night attacked and set fire on an administrative building of the government-owned Akwa Ibom State Broadcasting Corporation (AKBC), despite the curfew in the state.

AKBC operates radio and television stations in Akwa Ibom.

A senior official of AKBC confirmed the incident but said the attack only affected the section that houses the security department.

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Akwa Ibom State has condemned the attack which it said was “uncalled for and meaningless”.

Lagos Eases Curfew, Movement Now 8am To 6pm


Governor of Lagos State, Mr @jidesanwoolu has announced the easing of the the curfew from tomorrow Saturday 23rd October 2020 ... from 8am to 6pm.


Return Oba Of Lagos’ Staff Of Office Or Face The Consequences, Ruling House


The Akinshemoyin ruling house of Lagos Island has condemned, in strong terms, the looting of the traditional and ancestral heritage of Lagos State and the carting away of the staff of the office of the Oba of Lagos, Oba Ridwan Akiolu by hoodlums who invaded the palace on Wednesday.

While describing as shocking and bitter the use of brute force on peace protesters by soldiers at the Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday, the ruling house, in a statement jointly signed by Prince Salami-Abisako and Prince Adeyemi Sarumi said it will not fold its arms and allow miscreants to destroy Lagos State.

The statement reads: “Though we are in total support of the peaceful protest of the Nigerian youths tagged: #EndSARS #EndPoliceBrutality, we, Lagosians condemn with all sense of responsibility the gruesome murder of Nigerians, the hijack of the peaceful protest by hoodlums, destruction of public infrastructural facilities and property across the nation.

Wednesday 7 October 2020

Nollywood actress, Chacha Eke Diagnosed Of Bipolar Disorder (Video)


Nollywood actress, Chacha Eke has said that she didn't quit her marriage because of domestic violence, IgbereTV reports.

Chacha Eke revealed this in a video she posted on her Instagram page. She stated that contrary to some people's insinuations, her husband has never laid his hands on her, nor raised his voice at her.

She said she is currently receiving treatment at First Delta American Hospital, Asaba, where she has been diagnosed of Bipolar disorder, after undergoing mental examinations.

See the video below.

Number of Britons hospitalised with coronavirus soars 25% in a DAY as Britain records 14,542 new cases and 76 more deaths


The number of Britons in the hospital with coronavirus (pictured: A graph showing the data) has soared by 25 per cent in a day, new data has today revealed, as figures show the UK has recorded 14,542 more infections - more than triple the number from a fortnight ago. In another blow to hopes the virus is being brought under control, official NHS data shows there were 478 new hospital admissions in England on Sunday - the most recent day figures are available for. 

The figure is 25 per cent increase on Saturday's data when 386 people were admitted to the hospital with Covid-19. It also represents a four-month high, the likes of which have not been seen since June 3, when the figure was 491. The latest surging stats come as coronavirus cases continue to rise in the UK, with 14,542 new cases recorded today - meaning the number of people testing positive for Covid-19 every day has tripled in a fortnight. Last Tuesday's data, which would normally be used to measure how much the UK's outbreak has grown in the last week, is unreliable due to a catastrophic counting error at Public Health England. It means Tuesday September 22 is the most recent point of reference - there were just 4,926 cases on that date

Gov Abiodun Gives Laycon N5m, House, Names Him ambassador


Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has appointed 26-year-old, winner of the reality television show, Big Brother Naija, Olamilekan Laycon Agbeleshe as a youth ambassador.

The governor also announced a gift of three bedroom bungalow and N5million for him.

He made the announcement in Abeokuta, the state capital when he played host to the winner of the reality show at the executive chamber of the governor office in the State capital.

“Once again, I congratulate you and on this note, I hereby appoint you as Youth Ambassador of Ogun State. I look forward to working with you to be a model of good character, excellence, good virtues, calmness, integrity that are general attributes of Ogun State, and in fact, your homestead, Odeda.

Davido Signs LIYA As DMW's First Lady (Photos)


Following months of searching for a lady who could possibly follow the footsteps of Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade or even DJ Cuppy and a breed of the DMW, 30BG CEO, Davido has finally hit the ground running by signing LIYA @yes_liya

In a statement released by the Multi Award-winning singer, Davido wrote on his instagram page:

Tuesday 6 October 2020

U.S. postpones sentencing of convicted Nigerian online fraudster, Obinwanne Okeke


The sentencing of  36-year-old and Chairman of Abuja-based Invictus Group, Obinwanne Okeke has been postponed until next year.

Recall that Okeke was arrested by FBI officials in 2019 on charges of conspiring with some individuals, some of whom remain at large to defraud American companies and individuals over a period of at least four years.

He pleaded guilty to allegation of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and agreed to cooperate with the American authorities in June, after months of denying his involvement in the crime.

Barely three years ago, business magazine Forbes celebrated Obinwanne Okeke as one of “the world’s most influential young entrepreneurs.” So much for that. The 32-year-old money man behind Abuja-based Invictus Group admitted his involvement in a conspiracy to commit wire fraud and agreed to cooperate with American authorities on Thursday. 

Nigerians Are Taking Loans To Buy Food As 68% Of Households Suffer - NBS


The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says 68 per cent of Nigerian households experienced moderate or severe food insecurity in August as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the national longitudinal survey on the socio-economic effects of COVID-19 on Nigerian households, conducted by the bureau in August, 51 per cent of households used loans taken after the pandemic began to pay for food items.

“About one in four households were already indebted prior to the pandemic while nearly one-third have taken out new loans since the onset of the pandemic,” the report read.

Nigerians Bail Out Nursing Mother Detained In Lagos Hospital


Nigerians have come to the rescue of a nursing mother, Blessing Bassey, and her baby, who for seven months had been sleeping on the floor of one of the wards of Mojol Hospital, Church Street, in the Shasha area of Lagos State.

PUNCH Metro had reported that the 27-year-old was delivered of a baby girl at the hospital through a caesarean section.

The hospital management, however, ordered nurses and doctors to ensure that Blessing did not leave with her baby until the N95,000 balance of their bill was paid.

The Cross River State indigene, who bemoaned her fate, said efforts by her husband to raise the money were abortive.

Ribadu’s Daughter Apologises Over Her Controversial Wedding Dress (Photos)


Fatima, daughter of former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman, Nubu Ribadu, has begged those offended by her wedding dress for forgiveness.

She got married to Aliyu, son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar at the weekend in Abuja.

Her dress generated a stir among Muslims on social media who lambasted her for exposing her body.

Monday 5 October 2020

Security guard arrested in Ogun state over alleged plan to rob and kill his manager


The Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 47-year-old security guard attached to a fuel station over alleged plan to rob and kill his manager 

The suspect, Adamu Ibrahim, engaged as a security guard at Inspiration Fuel Station, in Matogun area of Agbodo in Ifo Local Government Council Area of Ogun State, allegedly contracted two street urchins, Ajibola Yusuf and Bakare Ifakayode, to rob the station's manager of the N3million in his possession and kill him. 

It was gathered that the suspect gave the area boys the description of the man, the motorcycle the manager was to ride on as well as his route and instructed them to ensure that he was killed so as to leave no traces for suspicion

How Ayinde Wasiu (Kwam1) Harasses, Brutalizes And Humiliates Broadcaster, Wole Sorunke


Wole Sorunke aka MC Murphy, a popular radio presenter and event anchor, was allegedly beaten black and blue by KWAM 1 and his boys on Thursday night at the 60th birthday party of the Olu of Itori, Oba Abdulfatai Akamo, in the Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State. CityBuzz Extra gathered that both Ayinde and Murphy were invited to the party to perform as musician and compere, respectively.

The musician allegedly disrupted the party, which had some prominent persons in attendance.

While sharing his ordeal, Sorunke said he was attacked shortly after he had taken his client to the stage to be eulogised by Ayinde.

FIBAN Asks Alaafin To Withdraw Mayegun Title From KWAM 1 For Beating Broadcaster MC Murphy


The Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria has appealed to the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi to immediately strip top rate Fuji musician, Wasiu Ayinde of Mayegun title for allegedly brutalising an Ogun State-based broadcaster, Wole Sorunke.

The association described the Ace musician as unfit to be bestowed with the title.

Sorunke, otherwise known as MC Murphy, a popular radio presenter and event anchor, was allegedly beaten and brutalised by the fuji maestro and his boys on Thursday night at the 60th birthday party of the Olu of Itori in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State, Oba Abdulfatai Akorede Akamo.

Narrating his ordeal, Sorunke explained that he had taken his client to a stage where Ayinde was performing for the fuji maestro to eulogise him after he was attacked.

Wednesday 30 September 2020

Reactions As Comedian, Mr Macaroni Shares “Freaky” Picture Of “Mummy Wa” On Birthday


Skit maker Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni, caused a stir on Twitter on Tuesday after posting a birthday message to his co-star Kemi Ikuseedun, alias Mummy Wa.

“Please kindly wish Mummy Wa a happy birthday for me,” the comedian wrote.

“God bless you and take you to greater heights Kemi. You are loved.”

The message was accompanied by a picture showing Kemi’s generous bosom, a clear departure from the demure character she plays in the Mr Macaroni comedy series.

Kemi had shared the picture on social media in April.

“I can be freaky,” she wrote back then.

Lagos Is Ready To Deliver 4th Mainland Bridge - Gov. Sanwo-Olu


A major step towards the realisation of the 4th Mainland Bridge was today, taken by the State Government with the first stakeholders meeting on Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for the construction and launch of the Bridge’s logo.

Speaking at the meeting, Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by his Deputy, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, described the event as a significant one in the joint effort to change the narrative of the socio-economic development of the State, through the provision of critical infrastructure for sustainable prosperity. The Governor emphasised that the proposed Fourth Mainland Bridge has been well integrated into the overall Lagos Master Plan in relation to transportation infrastructure, adding that the project allows for the first time, direct access from the large suburb of Ikorodu to the Island and the Lekki Free Trade Zone area.