Saturday 13 February 2021

Court Orders Paternity Test For Nollywood Actress Ronke Odusanya’s Daughter

A Magistrates Court in Lagos State has ordered that a DNA paternity test be conducted on the daughter of a Yoruba actress, Ronke Odusanya following her separation from her estranged partner, Olanrewaju Saheed. 

Premium Times reports that Magistrate M.O. Tanimola gave the order on Wednesday when the case was brought before her at Court 8, Samuel Ilori Court House, Ogba, Ikeja magisterial district, Lagos.

Police Arrest Mr Macaroni At Lekki Toll-Gate Protest

The Nigerian police have arrested Nigerian popular comedian Mr Macaroni and many others for coming out for the 2nd round of protest at Lekki toll gate, Lagos.

India Bans Cryptocurrencies, Gives Investors 6 Months To Liquidate Their Assets


India has become the second country to outrightly ban Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. This is coming after the Central Bank of Nigeria instructed all financial institutions in the country to block the accounts of all individuals and entities linked to cryptocurrency transactions.

There has been a lot of drama surrounding India’s cryptocurrency stance. In 2018, the Reserve Bank of India issued a ban on all cryptocurrency transactions. The ban was lifted by the country’s Supreme Court in March 2020.

In December 2020, government officials hinted that they were considering taxing Bitcoin transactions by up to 18%. Barely a month later and there were rumours that the country was mulling over banning all private cryptocurrencies.

Friday 12 February 2021

Former Oyo State Governor, Rasheed Ladoja Set To Join APC


A former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rasidi Ladoja, and his supporters in Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) on Friday initiated merger talks with the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2023 general elections.

The meeting, which was held at the Premier Hotel, Mokla, Ibadan, was reportedly approved by Ladoja.

It will be recalled that ZLP, under the leadership of Ladoja, led a coalition of ZLP, PDP, Social Democratic Party (SDP), African Democratic Congress (ADC), and a faction of Alliance for Democracy (AD) that produced the incumbent Governor of the State, Engr. Seyi Makinde.

Daily Trust reports that the 2019 governorship candidate of ZLP, Sharafadeen Alli, led a team of loyalists of Ladoja to the merger meeting while the acting chairman of the APC, Chief Akin Oke, led the APC team.


Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Friday, inaugurated the 272 Special Constables from the 17 local government areas, recently recruited and trained at Oji River Police College, for Community Policing in the state.

It would be recalled that Gov. Ugwuanyi, on July 9, 2020, inaugurated the 17-man Enugu State Community Policing Advisory Committee (SCPAC), under the Chairmanship of the State Commissioner of Police with the Chairman of the State Traditional Rulers’ Council, HRH, Igwe Amb. Lawrence Agubuzu, as co-chairman.

The novel Community Policing programme, which is an initiative of the Nigeria Police Force, as communicated by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu Abubakar, is saddled with the responsibility of deepening community approach as well as confidence, trust and mutual respect between the Police and the people, in the management of crimes and criminalities.

Russian Man Discovers Wife Faked Pregnancy, Death Of Twins, Finds Dolls In Grave


This is the astonishing moment a dad claims he found Dolls wrapped in cloth at a funeral after his wife faked her pregnancy and the death of their twins.

The bizarre story has emerged from Russia, where cops and city officials are trying to unravel the truth.

Daud Daudov, 33, went to officials to lodge a complaint after finding dolls instead of the remains of his babies at the funeral of his children in Dagestan.

He was distressed upon discovering two plastic dolls in dresses and nappies, hidden in shrouds, it's been reported across Russia media, including EN24 News.

Thursday 11 February 2021

London Hotel Quarantine: Inside the £60-a-night Ibis where arrivals into Heathrow from 33 'red list' countries will have to spend ten days in Covid isolation - without leaving their rooms - for £1,750


A three-star Ibis will be among the hotels welcoming Heathrow arrivals as part of the government's travel quarantine programme, MailOnline can reveal.

The three-star Ibis Styles London Heathrow East hotel opened in December 2019 and features brightly-coloured 1920s 'Art Deco-inspired' rooms behind a geometric red brick exterior. 

However, travellers won't be able to enjoy the spacious bar and dining areas as they will be confined to their rooms for the entire 10-day stay, with airline food left at the door.

Guests at the 125-room hotel will have to change their own sheets and towels and be accompanied by security if they want fresh air or a cigarette outside.

Davido PA 'Israel DM' beg Otedola for [DJ Cuppy and Zlatan


DJ Cuppy's Lawyer Demands An Apology From Davido's Aide, Israel Afeare Over His Claim That Zlatan Didn't Make Any Money From Their Song, Gelato

Florence Otedola popularly known as DJ Cuppy has begun legal proceedings against Davido's aide, Israel Afeare, over the comment he posted on Instagram claiming that Zlatan didn't make any money from their Gelato song, IgbereTV reports.

Israel alleged that singer, Zlatan didn't make a dime from his collaboration with Cuppy.

Israel made the allegation after Cuppy took to Twitter to reveal that Zlatan has blocked her on WhatsApp and Instagram for over 10 months without telling her what wrong she did to him.

Israel took to his instastories to give what appeared to be the scoop for the Frosty relationship between Cuppy and Zlatan. He alleged that Zlatan didn't make a dime from their music collaboration, 'Gelato' in 2019. This made Nigerians drag Cuppy on social media, accusing her of being ''greedy.''

Wednesday 10 February 2021

Fulani Herdsmen Attack Soyinka’s Home In Abeokuta

 Suspected Fulani herdsmen on Wednesday attacked the home of Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria.

The herdsmen reportedly arrived Soyinka’s home at Ijegba Forest, Abeokuta early in the morning, but the intervention of the police saved the day.

It was gathered that the police were quickly called and they arrived Soyinka’s home to prevent any attack on him.

Soyinka is said to have moved to Lagos following attack on his home.

When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Ogun Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi said he could not speak on the matter as he and others were on their way to Soyinka’s house.

He said he would speak later after visiting the place to see things for himself.

However, unconfirmed source said some herdsmen have been arrested in connection with the attack.

The attack is coming few days after Soyinka told President Muhammadu Buhari to speak out urgently, to stop the herdsmen crisis before it snowballed into a civil war.

In an interview with BBC Pidgin, Soyinka had said the herdsmen crisis is already a war now “right on our door steps”.

He said it is expectedly triggering some kind of mobilisation and stressed the urgent need for resolution.

“If we continue to wait for the resolution to be centrally handled, we are all going to become, if not already, slaves in our land”, he said.

He said the situation is simply intolerable and unacceptable.

He said he has made Governor Dapo Abiodun to understand what was going on.

“We are here not just to live, but live in dignity. Right now our dignity is being rubbished”, he said.

Soyinka who lives in Abeokuta inside a forest said his own space has been violated by the herdsmen.

“My forest has been taken over. It’s been shrinking, shrinking. My normal hunting rounds have been shrinking, shrinking”.

He said he has been warned by his family not to venture into the forest again for any game hunting.

Soyinka said Buhari’s silence amid the atrocities committed by the herdsmen, meant he is complicit to their crimes.