Court grants former SGF Babachir Lawal N50m bail

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Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal.

 

Lawal who was sacked by President Buhari in October 2017 over alleged misappropriation of funds meant for IDPs, was arraigned before the court by the EFCC yesterday February 12th. Babachir pleaded not guilty to the 10-count charges against him. The court ordered for them to be remanded in EFCC custody pendeing the determination of his bail application.

 

The court this morning granted Lawal and two others bails in the sums of N50m each with one surety each who must possess titles to lands within the jurisdiction of the court, show evidence of payment of tax for the past three years and must be residents within the jurisdiction of the court.

 

The court also ordered Babachir and the two others must deposit their international passport with the court and also remain in EFCC custody pending the fulfillment of their bail conditions.

The case was adjourned till March 18th.

Blac Chyna is now dating rapper Soulja Boy (Photos)

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Blac Chyna who is known for moving from one man to another has gotten herself a new boyfriend and he is no other person but rapper Soulja Boy.

 

According to TMZ, Chyna and Soulja have been dating for more than a week, and the relationship blossomed on Instagram after they slid into each other’s DMs.

 

Sources close to pair added that Soulja Boy and Chyna finally met up at Sean Kingston’s L.A. penthouse last week, and things got heated in a good way between them.

 

The rapper also took to Instagram to share photos with Chyna at some Grammy parties they attended together.

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Blac Chyna is now dating rapper Soulja Boy (Photos)

Teenager allegedly slashed the penis of a man who tried to rape her in Katsina

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A 14-year-old girl in Katsina allegedly escaped being raped by slashing her rapist’s penis with a razor blade.

Sharing the news to Twitter, @WaasiShaffii wrote:

 

In Katsina, a 14yr old girl was almost raped by a man. The only thing that stopped him was her taking a razor and slashing his penis. I Stan. On 14th April, he will be arraigned before the court. Beautiful. Masha Allah.

 

Teenager allegedly slashed the penis of a man who tried to rape her in Katsina

Teenager allegedly slashed the penis of a man who tried to rape her in Katsina

Rare black leopard ‘Black Panther” spotted in Africa for the first time in 100 years (Photos)

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Biologists have captured a rare footage of a big Black Leopard also known as ‘Black Panther’ walking majestically in Kenya, making it the first time the animal has been photographed in Africa since 1909.

 

Nick Pilfold, a San Diego Zoo global scientist, said they captured the footage after months of watching and waiting. His team of biologists had placed remote wildlife cameras to track the leopard population near Loisaba Conservancy in Laikipia County last year when they heard unconfirmed reports of a possible black leopard sighting.

 

“We intensified our camera placement in the area the reports were being made. Within a few months, we were rewarded with multiple observations on our cameras” he said on Tuesday night.

 

Rare black leopard

 

The female leopard’s coat color is pitch black as a result of melanism, a gene mutation that results in an over-production of pigment, Pilfold said. It’s the opposite of albinism and although the leopard’s coat appears black during the day, its rosette patterns are visible in nighttime infrared imagery.

 

While there have been reports of sightings of black leopards  the last confirmed observation was in Ethiopia more than a century ago, he said. Pilfold is part of a team from the San Diego Zoo working with local partners, including the Kenya Wildlife Service, to monitor leopard populations in the area and help preserve the species.

 

Rare black leopard

Rare black leopard

2019 Election: ‘Do not allow yourselves to be used to cause violence’ – President Buhari says as he signs final peace accord with other candidates

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President Buhari and the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, joined other candidates to sign the second 2019 National Peace Accord in Abuja today Wednesday, February 13th.

Buhari, Atiku, others sign second 2019 National Peace Accord

The ceremony which was attended by the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, the secretary-general of the Commonwealth; Patricia Scotland, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Mathew Kukah,  Abdulsalami Abubakar, the chairman of the National Peace Committee and other members of the National Peace Committee (NPC).

Buhari, Atiku, others sign second 2019 National Peace Accord

President Buhari while addressing the guests, reiterated his position to ensure a free and fair election come this Saturday, February 16th. He called on all wellmeaning Nigerians to come out enmass and cast their vote.

Buhari, Atiku, others sign second 2019 National Peace Accord

Atiku on his part, appealed to INEC and the security agencies to ensure free, fair elections. He recalled the words of former President Goodluck Jonathan where he said that his ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian. Atiku said that the Nigerian democracy should emerge stronger than the 2015 general elections that was adjudged the freest and fairest in the country.

 

INEC confirms that 4,695 smart card readers got burnt in the Anambra State inferno

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that 4,695 Smart Card Readers were destroyed in the fire that occurred in its office in Awka, Anambra on Tuesday.

 

Festus Okoye, National Commissioner, Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, made the confirmation in a statement issued in Awka saying, there was no fatality or injury report but recalled that similar incidents had occurred in the last 12 days following closely behind those of Isiala Ngwa and Qua’an pan Local Governments offices in Abia and Plateau States respectively.

 

Okoye said that though the incident no doubt was a setback to the commission’s preparation for the smooth conduct of the elections in Anambra, immediate measures had been taken to ameliorate the situation.

 

He said that the measures were the mopping up of some of the spare card readers from other states to deploy to Anambra for smooth conduct of the general elections come February 16th and March 2nd. The national commissioner said that with the steps taken so far, the commission remained confident that the election in the state would proceed as scheduled.

INEC confirms that 4,695 smart card readers got burnt in the Anambra State?inferno

Nigerian man reveals what his mother said after she caught him masturbating and it’s hilarious

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A Nigerian Twitter user has revealed what his mom said after she caught him masturbating and it’s hilarious.

 

While replying to a popular Twitter trend where people share their past experiences, the young man known as @dammie_king on Twitter said his mom caught him masturbating and advised him to go and marry before he will end up raping everybody in the house.

 

He wrote: “After one round of Masturbating & I heard my mom voice behind D window tellin me…why dont u go & marry, cause you will end up raping us 1 day”.

Nigerian nanny found guilty of murdering 8-month-old baby by force-feeding her in the US

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A Nigerian nanny has been found guilty of murdering an 8-month-old baby by force-feeding her half a pint of milk in less than 30 seconds.

 

Oluremi Adeleye, 73, was trusted with the care of 8-month-old Enita Salubi in Maryland. But the nanny was captured on a nanny cam taking the teat off a bottle as she forced the child to guzzle down baby formula in October 2016.

 

Prosecutors say the carer performed the sickening punishment after the baby’s crying woke her from a nap, according to the Washington Post.

 

In footage from the nanny cam, Enita could be seen struggling as Adeleye tipped the contents of a nearly full bottle into her mouth – drowning her with the milk. The toddler then collapsed but Adeleye picked her up and even tried to force her to drink another bottle of milk.

 

Nigerian nanny found guilty of murdering 8-month-old baby by force-feeding her in the US

 

Prosecuting attorney Artemis Moutsatsos told Prince George’s County Circuit Court:

 

She was getting her to shut up by pouring down the milk.

 

In the harrowing footage, played in court, baby Enita could then be seen going limp as Adeleye tried to rouse her. Adeleye then called the toddler’s dad who called 911 as he raced home.

 

Paramedics said that milk was pouring out of the baby’s mouth and nose as they performed CPR.

When detectives arrived, the nanny lied to them about removing the teat from the bottle. She only changed her story when police told her there was a video of the incident.

Nigerian-born Adeleye, a mum of five and grandmother of 10, was convicted on Monday of child abuse and second-degree murder.

She said through an interpreter:

 

I did what I needed to do to make sure the baby had food in the stomach.

Recalling the day Enita died, her father Influence Salubi told the court:

 

You left home with a live baby and come home with a dead baby.

It’s not something I can forget.

 

Nikia Porter, the baby’s mum, described her child as their “beauty” and said she is sorely missed.

Adeleye will be sentenced on 3 May. She faces up to 70 years in prison.

Coca-Cola under fire for naming a can of drink after the female sex organ

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Coca-Cola company has been criticized for naming a can of drink after the female sex organ.

The company has a popular ad campaign that encourages sharing by writing the name of a person on a coke bottle with the words, “share a coke with… (person’s name)”

 

One can of coke seen in South Africa had the words, “Share a Coke with Xitombo”

Xitombo means vagina in South Africa.

 

When a photo of the coke can with the word “Xitombo” was shared online, it quickly went viral. Social media users called out the company and there were massive calls for the company to correct its mistake.

 

Replying to the outrage, Coca-Cola explained that the campaign had three elements which included digital activation and engaging with consumers to personalize their own Coke cans.

The statement from Coca-Cola reads:

 

The main element of the campaign was to place approximately 700 of South Africa’s most popular names on Coca-Cola cans and bottles, which were sold in stores.

These names were identified in partnership with the Department of Home Affairs and Stats SA.

The names spread across the 11 official languages and were sent to two professional linguists for phonetic treatment, reviewed by various internal approval teams and finally printed, distributed and sold in the market.

The Xitsonga word that led to this incident was not one of these names identified by the Department of Home Affairs, nor was the can marketed or sold by Coca-Cola.

 

Coca-Cola acknowledged their mistake and said that they are “very disappointed that the controls we put in place could be taken advantage of in this manner.”

$16bn power sector fraud: ”Stop accusing me ignorantly” – Obasanjo tells Buhari

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has reacted to the recent call by President Buhari for a probe of the $16 billion spent on power during the 16-year PDP rule. President Buhari at the APC presidential rally in Bayelsa state on Tuesday February 12th, hinted that there will be probe on all the past governments involed in the $16 billion power project.

Reacting to the call for the probe, Obasanjo in a statement released by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, said the request for a probe on the power project is borne out of ignorance.

In the statement, the former president said he had given a detailed account of how the money was spent for the power project in his widely read book, My Watch, and that if President Buhari cannot read it, he should get one of his aides to read it and interprete in a language best suitable. Read the statement below

”It has come to the attention of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo that a statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari, apparently without correct information and based on ignorance, suggested that $16 billion was wasted on power projects by “a former President.

“We believe that the President was re-echoing the unsubstantiated allegation against Chief Obasanjo by his own predecessor but one.

“While it is doubtful that a President with proper understanding of the issue would utter such, it should be pointed out that records from the National Assembly had exculpated President Obasanjo of any wrong-doing concerning the power sector and has proved the allegations as false.

“For the records, Chief Obasanjo has addressed the issues of the power sector and the allegations against him on many occasions and platforms, including in his widely publicised book, “My Watch” in which he exhaustively stated the facts and reproduced various reports by both the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which conducted a clinical investigation into the allegations against Chief Obasanjo, and the Ad-Hoc Committee on the Review of the Recommendations in the Report of the Committee on Power on the Investigation into how the Huge Sums Of Money was Spent on Power Generation, Transmission And Distribution between June 1999 and May 2007 without Commensurate Result.

“”We recommend that the President and his co-travellers should read Chapters 41, 42, 43 and 47 of My Watch for Chief Obasanjo’s insights and perspectives on the power sector and indeed what transpired when the allegation of $16 billion on power projects was previously made.

“If he cannot read the three-volume book, he should detail his aides to do so and summarise the chapters in a language that he will easily understand.

“”In the same statement credited to the President, it was alleged that there was some bragging by Chief Obasanjo over $16 billion spent on power. To inform the uninformed, the so-called $16 billion power expenditure was an allegation against Chief Obasanjo’s administration and not his claim.

“The President also queried where the power generated is. The answer is simple: The power is in the seven National Integrated Power Projects and eighteen gas turbines that Chief Obasanjo’s successor who originally made the allegation of $16 billion did not clear from the ports for over a year and the civil works done on the sites.

“”Chief Obasanjo challenges, and in fact encourages, anybody to set up another enquiry if in doubt and unsatisfied with the EFCC report and that of the Hon. Aminu Tambuwal-led ad-hoc committee.”

 

 

Photos: Appreciating the armed forces of Nigeria… Those who were killed, wounded while in battle

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Just a few weeks ago the nation mourned a young pilot who fell to the cold hands of death while in battle. Mrs Perowei Jacobs became a widow only 3 weeks after marriage. He is one of the many soldiers who paid the supreme price to keep us safe. What sacrifice are you making for Nigeria?

 

Photos: Appreciating the armed forces of Nigeria... Those who were killed, wounded while in battle

 

Our brave men sacrifice their health, safety and comfort to keep you and I safe, losing their lives in pursuit of peace which we all enjoy and often take for granted.

 

Photos: Appreciating the armed forces of Nigeria... Those who were killed, wounded while in battle

Photos: Appreciating the armed forces of Nigeria... Those who were killed, wounded while in battle

My mum doesn’t believe I’m a “real star” – Michelle Obama shares hilarious text with mum after her appearance at the Grammys

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Former US first lady, Michelle Obama just shared a hilarious conversation she had with her mum, Marian Robinson following her appearance at this year’s Grammys.

 

Michelle made a surprise appearance at the 61st Grammy Awards held at Staples Centre in Los Angeles on Sunday night when she appeared on stage, joined by the host Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett- Smith, and Jennifer Lopez.

 

Sharing screenshots of her text with her mum, Michelle wrote, ‘when your mom doesn’t think you’re a “real” celebrity. Tonight in Phoenix, I shared this text thread from my mom from #Grammys night, and I just had to share it with all of you’.

 

See the screenshots below…

My mum doesn

My mum doesn

Residents of a village in Kenya decided to give Kenyan politicians a taste of their own medicine so they served them dirty water.

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Residents of a village in Kenya decided to give Kenyan politicians a taste of their own medicine so they served them dirty water.

 

Marsabit county residents, during a scheduled meeting with their leaders on Tuesday, February 12, served muddy drinking water as refreshment to the politicians who failed to provide potable water for them.

 

The dignitaries were comfortably seated on plastic chairs for the meeting with residents of Karare ward when Karare Ward women stepped out and served the political and administrative leaders who were in attendance bottled muddy water.

 

Residents serve dirty water to politicians after they failed to provide potable water (hilarious photos)

 

The politicians tried to pretend they didn’t see the water and continued chatting with one another. But their bottled muddy water was carefully placed on the ground beside them.

The residents of Karare area were angered that their leaders had failed to come up with a solution to their perennial water problem. The water the villagers use for cooking, drinking and cleaning is contaminated and completely unfit for human consumption and they wanted to give their leaders a rare chance to see the kind of life they live.

 

Residents serve dirty water to politicians after they failed to provide potable water (hilarious photos)

Residents serve dirty water to politicians after they failed to provide potable water (hilarious photos)

Beaming Meghan Markle steps out with Prince Harry for a gala in first appearance since her father leaked her letter

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Meghan Markle was all smiles as she joined Prince Harry at the Natural History Museum on Tuesday night.

 

The outing is the first time the Duchess of Sussex has been seen in public since her father, Thomas Markle Sr, leaked a letter written by Meghan.

 

In the letter written last August, Meghan accused her father of breaking her heart “into a million pieces” by giving interviews to the press, fabricating stories and publicly attacking her new husband.

 

Beaming Meghan Markle steps out with Prince Harry for a gala in first appearance since her father leaked her letter

 

In spite of her father’s betrayal, Meghan looked quite composed as she arrived at the Natural History Museum with a huge smile on her face. She looked beautiful in a custom cream roll-neck dress by Calvin Klein and a £895 coat by Amanda Wakeley as she joined Harry, 34, to watch a play about Charles Darwin.

More photos below.

Beaming Meghan Markle steps out with Prince Harry for a gala in first appearance since her father leaked her letter

Beaming Meghan Markle steps out with Prince Harry for a gala in first appearance since her father leaked her letter

Beaming Meghan Markle steps out with Prince Harry for a gala in first appearance since her father leaked her letter

Beaming Meghan Markle steps out with Prince Harry for a gala in first appearance since her father leaked her letter

Chelsea to move for ‘Zinedine Zidane’ as Maurizio Sarri’s replacement after humiliating 6 – 0 loss to Manchester City

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Premiership club, Chelsea is reportedly considering a move for former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane as a replacement for Maurizio Sarri and his assistant Gianfranco Zola.

 

This comes after Chelsea’s humiliating 6 – 0 loss to Manchester City on Sunday that saw them slump to sixth place, with the club current Maurizio Sarri’s future hanging in the balance.

 

According to The Sun UK, Sarri is running out of backers among the Stamford Bridge hierarchy and talks have taken place among top brass at Chelsea about when they should make their move for French coach Zinedine Zidane.

Zidane who won his third straight Champions League crown with Real Madrid last year has been out of work since stepping down from his role.

Nollywood veteran, Joke Silva’s younger sister, Bisi dies of Cancer

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Bisi Silva, the younger sister of Nollywood veteran, Joke Silva and founder and Artistic Director of the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Lagos died on Tuesday Feb. 12th after a protracted battle with cancer.

 

Bisi died at about 3:45 p.m in Lagos.

 

She opened CCA in 2007 and later Asiko International Art School in Lagos. After her first degree in Foreign Languages in Paris, she earned her two-year MA in Visual Arts(Curating and Commissioning of contemporary Art) at the Royal College of Art in London.

 

Bisi curated numerous important exhibitions in Nigeria, Africa and Europe. These exhibitions included ”Democrazy”, Playing with Chance: El Anatsui” and ”J.D. Okhai Ojeikere: Moments of Beauty.” She was in her fifties. In October 2015, she presented a fascinating coffee table book, J.D. OKHAI OJEIKERE, in Lagos. The book is the most comprehensive archive of powerful photographs of over six decades of Ojeikere.

Canadian singer, Avril Lavigne addresses conspiracy theory that she died and was replaced with a clone

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Canadian singer, Avril Lavigne in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, talked about the death hoax that has been making rounds for nearly a decade.

 

When she was asked about the bizarre dead-and-cloned rumor that keeps popping up, she said she thinks it’s bonkers saying how else are you supposed to feel about the rumor that you have not only been dead for over 15 years, but have been permanently replaced by your body double?

In her words, ‘more like that it’s just a dumb internet rumor and [I’m] flabbergasted that people bought into it. Isn’t that so weird? It’s so dumb. And I look the exact same. On one hand, everyone is like, ‘Oh my god, you look the same,’ and on the other hand people are like, ‘Oh my god, she died.’

The rumours started in 2011 when a Brazilian blog called “Avril Está Morta,” which means “Avril Is Dead,” hit the internet. The site claims that Lavigne died by suicide in 2003 and the current Avril is not the real Avril, but someone pretending to be the real Avril to record music as the real Avril, and perform as the real Avril. According to them, an Avril Lavigne lookalike named Melissa Vandella took the pop-rock musician’s place.

FUTO student arrested for allegedly killing her estranged boyfriend

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A 20-year-old undergraduate of the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Chitere Okoronkwo, pictured above, has been arrested by men of the Imo state police command for allegedly killing her boyfriend, Johnmark Osigwe.

Parading her before newsmen at the command’s headquarters on Tuesday February 12th, the state Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi, said investigations by the police, showed that Chitere and Johnmark were lovers and after they fell out, she allegedly masterminded his kiling on August 8, 2018, and afterwards fled to South Africa.

“Chitere Okoronkwo, 20, of Umualumaku village in the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, was arrested at Ama-Wire Uratta in Owerri, Imo State by SARS operatives on Monday. She was arrested in connection with the murder of one Johnmark Osigwe, 24, at Nkwo-Orji in Owerri on August 16, 2018. It is important to note that the deceased was a boyfriend to the suspect.

“When their relationship got sour and ended, the girl demanded compensation. The deceased, due to persistent threats to life before being assassinated, had paid N1.8m for shop rent and N2m for interior decoration of the shop to the estranged girlfriend. Not done with the threats, she demanded N3m, which the deceased gave through a lawyer. Before the money was finally paid to the lady, he was murdered inside his Mercedes SUV.

“After his death, the lady fled to South Africa. Okoronkwo has confessed that she told a guy that she wanted the victim dead due to their misunderstanding” she said

The police boss said more investigations are currently going on and that the suspect would be charged to court soon.