The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, has dragged the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed to court for defamation of character.
Friday, 6 April 2018
Jose Mourinho said he will not hide from the obvious gulf between his side and champions-elect Manchester City ahead of Saturday’s eagerly anticipated derby meeting at the Etihad.
Wednesday, 4 April 2018
The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a pastor at Holy Gathering Evangelical Church of God, Papalanto, Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state, Oluwatobiloba Ipense, for allegedly killing his lover, Raliat Sanni, for ritual purposes.
Monday, 2 April 2018
The Police in Jigawa says a 17-year-old girl has committed suicide by consuming insecticide popularly known as “Piyapiya.”
Big Brother Naija housemate, Khloe, has been crowned the new Head of House for this week, making it the second time she’ll be occupying the position.
Khloe was initially disqualified from the show, but was brought back to the House when Big Brother announces that viewers had the power to bring back two evicted housemates by voting for the fellow housemates who they want to see on the show.
Khloe and Anto had the highest number of votes and were brought back to the House to continue the game.
As part of the rewards of emerging Head of House for the week, Khloe will enjoy immunity from being nominated for eviction and at the same time possess some veto power over other housemates on the Big Brother Naija show.
A free-for-all which broke out after a contradiction between a proprietor and her female occupant has left a 12-year-old kid, Emuobonuvie Onobrakpeya, and the inhabitant, recognized just as Mrs. Onobrakpeya, basically harmed.
Sunday, 1 April 2018
English Premier League table after Sunday’s early match (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points):
Man City 31 27 3 1 88 21 84
Man Utd 31 21 5 5 60 23 68
Liverpool 32 19 9 4 75 35 66
Tottenham 30 18 7 5 59 25 61
Chelsea 30 17 5 8 52 27 56
Arsenal 31 15 6 10 58 41 51
Burnley 31 12 10 9 29 27 46
Leicester 31 11 10 10 47 43 43
Everton 32 11 7 14 38 53 40
Bournemouth 32 9 10 13 39 51 37
Watford 32 10 7 15 41 57 37
Newcastle 31 9 8 14 31 40 35
Brighton 31 8 10 13 28 42 34
West Ham 31 8 9 14 39 57 33
Swansea 31 8 7 16 25 44 31
Huddersfield 32 8 7 17 25 53 31
Crystal Palace 32 7 9 16 31 50 30
Southampton 31 5 13 13 29 47 28
Stoke 32 6 9 17 29 61 27
West Brom 32 3 11 18 25 51 20
Note: Top four teams qualify for 2018-19 Champions League; fifth-placed team qualifies for 2018-19 Europa League; bottom three teams relegated to second-tier Championship. (AFP)
Singer, Olawale Ashimi, aka Brymo, practically crashed the internet during the week when he released a video for his song, Heya. In the video, the singer appeared in his birthday suit, playing a grand piano under a network of bridges.
The king of the jungle and the street, Kapo–Lion who is a versatile indigenous rapper, who chips in unique and delicious tunes while singing has dropped another crazy track he titled ‘Won Mafor’. This track murders any body’s father with its hot tunes, mad flows, and punch lines.
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An 11-year-old girl and a woman lost their lives on Saturday after a section of a storeyed building on Abeje Street, Markaz, Agege collapsed.
Four suicide bombers were on Friday night killed in an attack on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State.
The explosion from the attack left one dead and 13 persons injured apart from the suicide bombers, whose bodies were mangled beyond recognition.
The spokesman for the military counter-insurgency operation in the North-East (Operation Lafiya Dole), Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement confirming the attack, said, “Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in a checkpoint ahead of Muna Garage on the outskirts of Maiduguri yesterday neutralised four suicide bombers comprising a male and three females.
“The suicide bombers were attempting to infiltrate the Maiduguri metropolis through Muna Zawiya at about 9.30pm but were spotted by vigilant troops, who fired shots hitting one of them, thereby triggering a simultaneous explosion, killing all four bombers.”
Also speaking on the attack, the Borno Police Command Public Relations Officer, Edet Okon, in a statement, said, “At about 2149hrs yesterday (Friday), four female suicide bombers infiltrated Muna Zawiya village in the Mafa Local Government Area, on the outskirts of Maiduguri.
“They detonated explosives, killing themselves and one other person (female). Thirteen persons were injured and were taken to a hospital where they are responding to treatment.”
But a source in the youth vigilante told our correspondent that seven persons were killed in the explosion.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “Four blasts heard last night were carried out by four female bombers. Three persons died apart from the four bombers, nine others sustained various degrees of injuries, and five sheep were killed during the blasts.
“The injured persons are receiving treatment at the Borno State Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri.”
In another development, the military claimed that four Boko Haram members were hacked down in an attack.
“The gallant troops recovered a Toyota Land Cruiser, one AK-47 rifle, 15 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition and one magazine. Troops also recovered 47 jerrycans of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) from the insurgents.”Nwachukwu said, “The insurgents, who had been routed out of the Sambisa Forest by troops in Operation Deep Punch II, were rummaging for food and logistics when they met their Waterloo.
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, has given the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, 48 hours to withdraw his statement against him or face litigation.
This is apparently not a good time for Nigerian comedian, Afametuna Klint Igwemma, popularly known as Klint da drunk. A lady, identified as Sandra Novo-Jacob, recently went on social media to call out the comedian for allegedly abandoning her and her baby girl.
Saturday, 31 March 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met with British supermodel, Naomi Campbell, as he toured the Eko Atlantic City on Friday.
The Coalition for Nigeria Movement led by former President Olusegun Obasanjo has asked Nigerians to be wary of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government as it has corrupted security agencies ahead of the 2019 general elections.
It said the statement by a former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.), that the military was colluding with unscrupulous individuals should not be dismissed.
The spokesman for the CNM, Mr. Akin Osuntokun, said this while responding to allegations by heads of security agencies that there was a plot by some groups to disrupt the 2019 general elections.
The Directors-General of the Department of State Services, Mr. Lawal Daura; and National Intelligence Agency, Mr. Ahmed Rufa’I as well as the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, had raised the alarm over the plans by some groups to disrupt the processes leading to the 2019 elections.
The evil plan, according to them, was for the groups to create a stalemate during the elections.
However, Osuntokun told one of our correspondents that the security heads were acting out the script of the All Progressives Congress.
He said, “It all sounds funny to me. I don’t know any group that meets that description but why would anyone want to disrupt the 2019 elections? The only people that would want to disrupt the elections are the APC which has sensed its imminent defeat.
“If what Gen. Danjuma said is true whereby our protectors have become murderers, then it means they are the ones that should be feared. They are the ones that should be suspected.
“If you can extrapolate from what Gen. Danjuma said, that means Nigerians are at the mercy of the government or the army that is colluding. The people we should fear are (those in ) the government.”
Osuntokun said it was unfortunate that the heads of security agencies were serving a ‘conspiratorial parochial agenda’ as they were protecting the President’s ethnic base.
He added, “Where is the need to reserve the command of the Nigerian military and security services exclusively for the ethno-religious base of the President if it is not to serve a conspiratorial parochial agenda?
“The only group that fits this description of a fictitious fifth columnist agenda is the government itself.”
Security services shouldn’t cause panic –NCP
The National Conscience Party asked Nigeria’s security services to wake up to their responsibilities and should not try to cause panic to achieve pre-arranged objectives.
The National Chairman of the party, Dr. Yunusa Tanko, said this in a telephone interview with Saturday PUNCH (our source), in Abuja, on Friday.
He was reacting to the news that the nation’s security chiefs had raised the alarm over threats by unnamed groups to scuttle the 2019 general elections.
Tanko said, “That is very unfortunate. I wouldn’t want to say unprofessional; I only hope they are not raising a false alarm as part of a gimmick to short-change Nigerians.
“Security people do a lot of things; I don’t think it is fair for them to send panic or create fear among Nigerians. They are in the government; they are trained and paid to protect us.
“They have the capacity to deal with threats if they know these individuals or groups and they have evidence. What is stopping them from apprehending them?
“It is completely unnecessary for our security officials to try to create a situation of panic. As ordinary citizens, we don’t have the information and capacity they have. If they are now throwing it back to us, what do they expect us to do?
“Who do we move to for protection? It is their duty to ensure that the election is free and fair and not to send fear into the hearts of Nigerians.”
Speaking in a similar vein, the National Chairman of the Labour Party, Alhaji Abdukadir Abdulsalam, urged Nigerians to remain vigilant and ensure that nothing untoward was done by any individual or group to scuttle the 2019 elections.
Abdulsalam who also spoke in a telephone interview noted that Nigerians owed it a duty to themselves and the nation to remain vigilant while the institutions of the state live up to their responsibility.
“We expect our security officials to do their jobs by ensuring a peaceful atmosphere before, during and after elections.
“We should not become a nation that each time an election is coming we begin to raise security concerns. It does not portray us as a serious country.”
FG must act fast –CACOL, CD
Two civil societies, the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership and the Campaign for Democracy have said that the Federal Government must not treat the alarm raised by the security chiefs on the 2019 elections with kid gloves.
The civil societies said the government must reshuffle the military and other security agencies to bring in fresh and efficient hands, devoid of political and economic interests.
The CACOL Director, Debo Adeniran, said, “That alarm by security chiefs is a manifestation of the ominous sign of distrust between the serving and retired military officers.
“These are ominous times and the government must not fold its arms. It is a warning that should be taken seriously and everyone who is investigated to have such plans against the 2019 elections must be arrested and prosecuted, no matter whose ox is gored.
“They should be rounded up and made to sign an undertaking for the 2019 elections.”
Meanwhile, the CD President, Usman Abdul, said, “We will not condone any act of sabotaging our democracy. We call on the President to allow those security chiefs who are due for retirement to go. The President must bring in those who are capable of steering the course of the 2019 elections.
“Given these security alerts, the government must not let the 2019 elections go awry. There must be an action immediately and one of such actions is the removal of whoever is deemed inefficient.”