September 2, 2019

DJ Arafat: Twelve arrested after fans of Ivorian artist ‘open coffin’ [SEE PHOTOS]

IVORY COAST – Twelve people have been arrested after fans of an Ivorian musician stormed the cemetery where he was buried and allegedly opened his coffin. DJ Arafat, 33, whose real name was Ange Didier Huon, died in a motorcycle accident last month. Video on social media appeared to show fans opening his coffin and undressing the late musician’s body to check for tattoos in an effort to identify him. The chaotic scenes followed rumours and disbelief that he had really died. On Friday, thousands of people attended a concert in the main city, Abidjan to pay tribute to the musician. He was then laid to rest in a private [Read]

After $9.6bn P&ID, Nigeria faces another $2.3bn fine in France over Mambila Plant Project

As Nigeria continues battling with the $9.6 billion award in favour of Petroleum and Industrial Development, another possible $2.3 billion fine in arbitration is hanging against the country in France as a result of controversies surrounding the failed Mambilla power project in Taraba state. A British commercial court had in August granted P&ID powers to seize Nigerian assets $9.6 billion over a failed gas processing deal in which the federal government was found liable for not fulfilling its own part. The $5.8 billion Mambilla hydropower facility is being stalled over unresolved legal and funding crisis involving the Nigerian government and a local content partner, Sunrise Power and Transmission Company Limited [Read]

After Bobrisky’s Case, Cross Dresser, James Brown Regains Senses, Puts On Male Outfit [SEE PHOTOS]

Popular effeminate dancer, James Brown, seems to have gone back to his senses and returned to male outfits as he was pictured on male dress. This action was noted after the birthday party of his benefactor, Bobrisky was disrupted by armed policemen over the weekend. The cross-dresser in new photos shared on Snapchat, said he had to put on male outfits before his case also gets taken up by authorities. [Read]

Police charge journalist Agba Jalingo with terrorism for criticising Gov Ayade

CALABAR – A journalist and activist, Mr. Agba Jalingo, has been charged with terrorism for criticising the Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade. However, human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has advised Ayade to sue Jalingo for libel, instead of “using machinery of the State to harass political opponents.” Jalingo was arraigned on Friday at the Federal High Court, Calabar Judicial Division, on four counts bordering on “acts of treason, treasonable felony, and threatening through various publications on and social media, using malicious publications, instigating the people of Nigeria to stage protest for the removal of the Governor of Cross River State of Nigeria [Read]

Gunmen abduct University Deputy Registrar

CALABAR – Unknown gunmen have kidnapped the Deputy Registrar, (College of Medicine), University of Calabar, Mrs Hannah Oboho from her house on Saturday August 31. Punch reports gunmen numbering about eight stormed the residence of the Deputy Registrar at about 8:00pm after returning from one of the ceremonies she attended. The Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr Effiong Eyo confirmed the abduction of the Senior Staff. He said he was informed of the incident through a text message sent by the victim’s son. “I just came into town. I will see the Chief Security Officer tomorrow (Monday). I only learnt from a text sent by the son that she [Read]

Five die, several injured as cultists clash during Oro festival in Lagos

LAGOS – The annual Oro cultural festival held in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State at the weekend turned bloody as suspected members of rival cult gangs engaged themselves in a shootout.  Five members of the secret cult groups died in the festival while several others sustained bullet and machete wounds after members of the gang engaged themselves with guns, cutlasses, and bottles. Eyewitnesses alleged that members of Aiye took advantage of the festival to attack members of a rival gang, Eiye. The eyewitnesses said the first attack took place around the Imota area of Ikorodu, while Eiye members went on a reprisal at Owutu area of Ikorodu. The witnesses [Read]

TRAGEDY! 37-Year-Old Man Commits Suicide With Sniper In Ikorodu

LAGOS – A 37-year-old man, Seyi Onayemi, committed suicide in Ikorodu estate in Lagos state on Friday August 30th. A statement from the spokesperson of the Lagos state police command, Bala Elkana, says on August 30th, men of the Shagamu Road Police Station, Ikorodu received a distress call that the deceased allegedly drank a poisonous substance suspected to be Snipper insecticide and died in his room at 7th Avenue, Rofo Estate, Odogunyan, Shagamu road, Ikorodu. Bala says the scene was visited by homicide detectives and the corpse was evacuated to mortuary for autopsy. The empty bottle of the poisonous substance and a suicide note were recovered from the scene. [Read]

Wife Seeks Divorce Because Husband Shows Her Too Much Love

In what seems to be an odd play out of marriage, a woman in the United Arab Emirates has asked the court to dissolve her marriage because her husband shows her ‘too much love’, helps with the housework and showers her with gifts. According to reports, the UAE woman told a Sharia court in Fujairah that her ‘endearing’ husband has never argued or yelled at her and was always kind. When she complained about his weight, the man embarked on a strict weight loss regime of dieting and exercise which left him with a broken leg. But this did not please the angry wife who still complained of his many gifts [Read]