Month
June 2019

UNIBEN Final-Year Student Rushed To Hospital After Consuming Sniper

The University of Benin, Ugbowo campus was on Saturday thrown into chaos as news filtered in of a young lady (names withheld) said to have attempted suicide. Sources said the girl, said is a final year student of the department of accountancy and an inhabitant of hall-one hostel, took the deadly sniper but was immediately rushed to the hospital when her action was discovered. It is unclear whether her suicide attempt is as a result of heart break. “the girl took sniper but she was very lucky that people took notice very early and she has been rushed to the University of Benin teaching hospital, UBTH, where she has been [Read]

“I Was Raped By Ex-Boyfriend,Spiritual Leader” – BamBam

Big Brother Naija star, Bamike popularly known as BamBam, has also revealed that she was raped by her ex-boyfriend and a spiritual leader. This is coming in the wake of the rape saga between Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) and singer Timi Dakolo’s wife, Busola. Read what she wrote below:- My heart has been heavy since this rape situation started. Like I feel physical pains in my heart. I’ve been truly sad and have never wished that justice be truly served to these heartless! insensitive! brutal! unrepentant rapists!!! Cos I have been there, I know what it does to the mind and self esteem of the [Read]

Burna Boy, Teni, Zlatan,DJ Neptune,Set To Perform At BBNaija 2019 Premiere

The much-awaited Big Brother Naija Season 4 is set to kick-off on DStv and GOtv from 30 June 2019 and is starting on a high note. Each season has delivered exciting performances as part of the entertainment and this year is no different. Fans of the show are in for a treat with top Nigerian music artistes set to heat up the stage to thrill both the contestants and viewers at the opening show. This year’s launch performance line up includes top entertainers who have produced some of the biggest hits of 2018/2019. Get your dancing shoes ready to usher in the new BBNaija season with performances by Burna Boy, [Read]

“My Husband Cannot Rape Anyone Even As Unbeliever” – Mummy G.O, COZA Pastor’s Wife

Wife to Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo has broken silence on the rape allegations by Timi Dakolo’s wife, Busola against her husband, who diubles as General Overseer of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA. Busola, the wife of popular singer, Timi Dakolo had alleged that the COZA founder had forcefully raped her when she was young. The mother-of-three narrated how Pastor Fatoyinbo allegedly forced his way into her when she was a teenager. Fatoyinbo, however, denied the allegation, though admitted that Busola once attended the same church with his family. The clergyman consequently ordered his lawyers to institute both criminal and civil cases against Busola. Speaking in COzA Abuja on Sunday morning, Pastor [Read]

I Met N150 Billion Debt In Oyo, Will Probe Ajimobi – Seyi Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Saturday declared that he met the sum of one hundred and fifty billion naira (N150b) debt when he took over from his predecessor, Mr. Abiola Ajimobi on May 29 this year. Makinde, who made this declaration while featuring at a media chart to mark thirty (30) days of his government in Ibadan, the state capital, however, insisted to probe Ajimobi if he fails to disturb his government. The Governor, while answering questions from the panellists at the media chart held at the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS), said though his government was still collating the debt profile of the last administration, the [Read]

PHCN Cites Reasons For Power Disconnection During Rainy Periods

Fadipe said that when the network for one reason or the other is impaired, it would take a bit of time to bring back the poles, string the lines and other things needed to restore power. The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), says that it cuts-off electricity supply most times when it rains to save lives, properties and to protect its equipment. Oyebode Fadipe, AEDC’s General Manager, Corporate Communications, gave the explanation while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja. Mr Fadipe was reacting to complaints by consumers that whenever it rained, electricity supply was cut-off for days. “The issue of electricity supply going off, [Read]

EFCC To Arraign Saraki For Diverting N12 Billion From Treasury Kwara State

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has begun the process to arraign Bukola Saraki, immediate past President of the Nigerian Senate for allegedly diverting money from the treasury of the Kwara State. The EFCC is alleging that Saraki illegally withdrew the funds while he was the Governor of the state between 2003 and 2011. According to the anti-graft agency, Saraki used the said fund to purchase houses and four flats in Lagos from the Presidential Implementation Committee for the Sale of Government Property through shell companies. The EFCC said Mr. Saraki, through his companies, had taken loans worth N1.36 billion from the Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) and Intercontinental Bank [Read]

Dr. Adedevoh, Koffi Annan Honoured With ECOWAS Prize For Excellence

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has posthumously honoured Dr Ameyo Adedevoh and a former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan with the prize of excellence. The late Dr Ameyo Adadevoh got the award as the winner of the 2018 edition of the Deserving Citizens of the Community. She was honoured for risking her life to save the community from the Ebola virus disease by curbing the spread of the epidemic. The ward was received by her son Bankole Cardoso and her niece Niniola Soleye. Dr. Kofi Annan was awarded Ecowas prize for excellence, an honourary award for distinguished personalities and Mrs Germaine Acogny winner of the [Read]

President Youssouf Takes Over From Buhari As ECOWAS Chairman

President Muhammadu Youssouf of Niger Republic has been elected as the new Chair of the ECOWAS Authority of heads of states and Government. He took over from president Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria. The election was part of modalities for the 55th Ordinary Session of ECOWAS which was declared open by President Buhari on Saturday in Abuja. While declaring the session open, President Buhari on behalf of the ECOWAS, condoled with the families of the victims of terrorist attacks, banditry and inter-communal clashes perpetrated by some misguided elements within the region. He assured all that the ECOWAS will not relent in its efforts to protect its peace-loving people and their properties, [Read]

SPORTS: Chelsea To Bring Striker Morata Back From Atletico Madrid

Chelsea have informed Atletico Madrid that they will recall Alvaro Morata from his loan spell, unless they sign him permanently this summer, according to the UK Telegraph. Morata joined Atletico in January, with his loan deal running until June 2020. However, the Blues are now demanding that Atletico sign Morata for £50million during this transfer window. If the La Liga side failed to buy Morata, Chelsea, who are unable to sign new players this summer due to a transfer ban, are likely to exercise their option to recall the 26-year-old. Morata scored six goals in 17 appearances for Atletico last season. [Read]

2020 UTME: JAMB Reveals New Method Of Registration

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says starting from 2020, candidates will register for its examinations with their National Identity Management Number (NIM) to solve the challenges of multiple registration. Dr. Fabian Benjamin, Head of Media of the board made this known at a one-day capacity building workshop organised by the National Examination Council (NECO) for education correspondents in Keffi, Nasarawa on Friday. Benjamin, who spoke on the topic: “Understanding Reporting in the 21st Century”, said the development would be facilitated through partnership with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). According to him, experience has shown that malpractice in the conduct of public examination, especially the UTME, actually begins [Read]

Robber Lures Uber Driver With Suya To Steal His Car

A mother of four, Euphemia Ugwuoke, has been arrested for allegedly aiding several suspected criminals to sedate and dispossess their victims of their cars and valuables through a sedative known as Ativan. She was picked up after the police arrested suspected car snatchers, Moses Ugwu, Kingsley Iwueze and the receiver of the stolen cars, Onyebuchi Odoh, in Lagos. According to their latest victim, Clifford Echereode, an Uber driver, the suspects drugged and stole his car in Festac, Lagos State, on May 22, 2019, after they booked a ride and offered him a laced suya which made him sleep off. During interrogation, the suspects revealed that they normally get their supplies [Read]

ENTERTAINMENT: “My Mother Was Abused,Molested By My Father” – Singer,Skales

Nigerian singer, Skales has made a shocking revelation about how his father abused and molested his mother and his mother still didn’t leave the marriage. According to the singer, his father when after everything he put his mother through, went ahead to get another woman — he says he was only five but decided he would stay with his mother. The singer said this in a series of tweets on Saturday while responding to the trending rape allegation against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo by Busola Dakolo. He urged people to stop judging women who speak up when they are abused and also advised the COZA pastor to stay away from the [Read]

SPORTS: Mbappe Snubs PSG New Deal, Wants Move To Real Madrid

Kylian Mbappe hold told Paris Saint-Germain that his long-term future lies elsewhere, Marca reports. The 20-year-old has spent two seasons at PSG and his current contract is not due to expire until 2022. Real Madrid have long been admirers of Mbappe and are keeping tabs on his situation. The France international is one of PSG’s best-paid players and Real would be unable to compete with the Ligue 1 outfit in a straight wage war. But it is believed that money is not Mbappe’s primary motivation and that he is keen to win trophies and awards. He has therefore made it clear to PSG that he has no intention of extending [Read]

Tension As Herdsmen Kill Hunter In Ekiti

Suspected herdsmen have reportedly shot a hunter to death in Orin Ekiti, sparking protest in the area. The hunter, Emmanuel Ilori, was said to have been killed at midnight while hunting for animals with some of his colleagues. This came barely 24hrs after a lady was murdered at Ise Ekiti. one of the hunters, Mr Adeniyi Ajayi, who was in the bush when the incident occured, explained that they met herdsmen numbering about 30 in the abandoned piggery farm in the town and when they attempted to inquire what they were doing in the farm the herdsmen opened fire on them thus resulting in the death of Ilori. He claimed [Read]