Court Takes Decision On Maina’s Bail Application

Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT) former Chairman, Abdulrasheed Maina, has been granted bail in the sum of N1 billion by The Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday.

Maina was ordered by Justice Okon Abang to produce two sureties who must be serving senators.

According to his ruling, Justice Abang ruled that

the two senators must not be standing any criminal trial in any court in the country, must be prepared for a N500 million bond each and must always be in court with the defendant at each adjourned date.

Justice Abang had, on Nov. 21, fixed Monday for hearing on the bail application and for the continuation of Maina’s trial.

It was reported that Maina was alleged to have abused his position as PRTT chairman to award fictitious contracts for purported biometric enrolment of pensioners, an offence punishable under section 317 of the Penal Code Act, Cap532, Vol. 4, Laws of the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria 2007.

Wilson Uwujaren, spokesperson for the EFCC, had said Maina and his cohorts also allegedly made claims for fictitious allowances during the course of the purported biometric enrolment assignment.

He stated that the proceeds of the fictitious contracts were allegedly remitted into his account through the second defendant.

BBNaija’s Frodd recounts how he got swindled after attempting to leave the country several times as he arrives Dubai


Big Brother Naija 2019 finalist, Frodd took to Instagram to recount how he got swindled after attempting to flee the country several times.


The reality show star who is on an all expense paid trip to Dubai, recalled selling his car in order to achieve his aim of leaving the country.


According to Frodd, all these occurred after he got fed up with the “hustle” in Nigeria.


He wrote “#gratitude After several attempts to flee my motherland NIGERIA . Swindled by many scammers called travel agents , I gave up hope . I made my way into the cooperate market in the big heart of Lagos State. After 4 years , I became fed up again .
I attempted to leave the country again , nothing mattered to me as long as I leave Naija but this time to come and hustle in DUBAI from the Sale proceeds of my 2003 Toyota Avalon which should be my BTA .
You see God ! I don’t joke with him !
Look at me today , I am in Dubai on an all expense paid vacation .. Why will I not serve God Forever ?”



Rihanna loses patience with rude follower and blocks him


Rihanna lost her cool after a follower was rude to her and called her a “heaux” (which basically means a whore or hoe).


The rude comment came when Rihanna shared a new photo and apologized for being away these past few months.


The singer wrote: “to all my friends/family/coworkers who I have yet to get back to in the past months…please forgive me. this year has been quite an overwhelming one, and I’m working on that ish called Balance. brb.”


@illjahjah replied: “Where’s the album heaux?!!”


And Riri responded: “I don’t need this kinda negativity in my life! BLOCKT.


Rihanna loses patience with rude follower and blocks him

Frozen foods concealed as vegetables intercepted at Lagos airport


Two consignments of frozen foods worth N68.8m which were intercepted by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), were destroyed on Wednesday November 13.


Speaking to newsmen, Customs Area Comptroller (CAC) Mr. Wale Adeniyi said one of the consignments was concealed as vegetables while the other consignment was allegedly abandoned by the importer at Gate 13 of the airport.


It was gathered that the first consignment containing meat, chicken, turkey and other frozen foods were discovered on South African Airways on November 10, 2019.


He said, “Though, the Airway Bill described the goods as fresh vegetables, but they were rather frozen foods, which are contraband in the country. It became obvious that the importer through his agents has prepared pre-release documentations purporting the imports to be fresh vegetables with the sole intention to evade the import prohibition order.”

Daily Trust reported that Wale Adeniyi further disclosed that the second consignment of 104 cartons which had pork meat, beef, and turkey was abandoned inside four dollies close to Gate 13.

Finance professor, Dr. Tayo Oyedeji shocks followers as he says, “Renting is wiser for most. Home ownership is mostly a bad business”


Dr. Tayo Oyedeji, a former professor at the University of Gerogia in the US, has said that, contrary to popular belief, “home ownership is mostly a bad business.”


The Oxford-educated entrepreneur, who authored the book ‘How I Retired at 40’ shocked his followers when he made the revelation on Twitter and gave reasons.


He wrote:


Renting is wiser for most people. Don’t buy a house unless: 1. Mortgage is < 8%. 2. You can pay cash. 3. You plan to live in it for 10 years. 4. You need the psychological comfort of home ownership. Rental/investment property is great. Home ownership is mostly a bad investment.

Finance professor, Dr. Tayo Oyedeji shocks followers as he says, "Renting is wiser for most. Home ownership is mostly a bad business"


He added: “I’ll share the math on home ownership sometime next week. The home you live in is your worst investment. For some of us, it’s not even an investment. Don’t buy the hype, do the math. Home purchase for living is a bad investment. Rental property is a great investment.”


“Do the math. An average property in Lagos is N40m. Treasury bill rate is about 12%. Your N40m will yield N4.8m a year. You can rent a good home for N1.5m and still have N3.3m left over. Your house is costing you N3.3m per year. Do the math.”


He went on to point out that, “Psychological comfort, societal expectations, and cultural norms are valid reasons for home ownership. But when it comes down to the math: it just doesn’t work. I own a couple of homes for the reasons stated above. They’re not good investment. Investment is math, not emotions!”


Finance professor, Dr. Tayo Oyedeji shocks followers as he says, "Renting is wiser for most. Home ownership is mostly a bad business"

Finance professor, Dr. Tayo Oyedeji shocks followers as he says, "Renting is wiser for most. Home ownership is mostly a bad business"

Approving Buhari’s request for Kogi to be given N10bn 3 days to governorship election is just a coincidence – Senate President, Ahmed Lawan


President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the sum of N10bn to be paid to the Kogi State government as refund for projects executed on behalf of the federal government, has been approved by the Senate.


The approval came after the chairman of the senate committee on local and foreign debts, Clifford Ordia presented his report on the projects carried out by the Kogi State government.


“Based on our findings, some of the highways were in the state of disrepair before the intervention was carried out,” Ordia said.

“The state government has paid all the contractors that constructed the road.

“Our humble recommendation is that the senate do approve the refund of N10 billion for projects executed on behalf of the federal government.”


Senate minority leader Enyinnaya Abaribe spoke against the approval, saying the money might be misused.


“What I don’t want is the misuse of these funds because it is for the people of the Kogi state,” Abaribe said.

“This is not the right time, this is the time where the exigencies of the moment may be used.”


The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan however said approving the money 3 days to the Governorship election in the state was just a coincidence.


“Kogi state applied for this in the last senate, all the other states were paid. Kogi was not approved at that time, we as a senate has seen it as a necessity and it is a coincidence,” he said.

Car bomb kills at least 7 civilians near Interior Ministry in Kabul


At least seven civilians were killed and seven wounded when a car bomb was detonated in the Afghan capital of Kabul during rush hour Wednesday, an interior ministry spokesman said.


The spokesman, Nasrat Rahimi, said the bomb had gone off in a neighborhood that is near the interior ministry and north of Kabul airport.


He said the dead were all civilians, adding, “This is the initial information, more details later.”


Nasrat Rahimi added on Twitter that the death toll may change as the target area has not yet been cleared.


At least five children were among the victims, Tolo News reported, citing security sources.


The blast occurred at around 7:25 a.m. local time on Wednesday in the Qasaba area in Police District 15 of Kabul city, where several foreign NGOs are located.


A source at the interior ministry said the blast was detonated by a suicide bomber in the car, and that it was targeting a convoy of foreign advisers with the Interior Ministry. Local media said some vehicles were also damaged following the blast.


Car bomb kills at least 7 civilians near Interior Ministry in Kabul


No sect has claimed responsibility yet. Both the Taliban and the Islamic State group are active in Kabul, which is one of the deadliest places in the war-torn country for civilians.


The blast came one day after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced that Kabul would release three high-ranking Taliban prisoners in an apparent prisoner swap with Western hostages who were kidnapped by the insurgents in 2016.


The three Taliban prisoners include Anas Haqqani, who was seized in 2014 and whose older brother is the deputy Taliban leader and head of the Haqqani network, a notorious Taliban affiliate, Hindustan Times reports.


Ghani did not specify the fate of the Western hostages – an Australian and an American, both professors at the American University in Kabul – and it was not clear when or where they would be freed.


The two, American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks, were kidnapped in August 2016 from the heart of Kabul.


The American hostages later appeared looking haggard in a Taliban hostage video, with the insurgents going on to say that King was in poor health.


Ghani noted in his speech that “their health has been deteriorating while in the custody of the terrorists”.


Gani also did not state when or where the Taliban prisoners would be freed. But he said that he hoped the decision would help “pave the way” for the start of unofficial direct talks between his government and the Taliban, who have long refused to negotiate with the administration in Kabul.

Xenophobia: South African artists petition minister of arts and culture kicking against inclusion of Burna Boy at the ‘Africa Unite’ concert


Some musicians in South Africa under the aegis of Tshwane Collective have sent a petition to the minister of arts and culture, kicking against the inclusion of Burna Boy in the ‘Africa Unite’ concert scheduled for 23 and 24 November.


The Africans Unite concerts, a response to recent xenophobia in the country is organised by Play Network Africa, based in Nigeria, in partnership with Phambili Media SA and appears to enjoy the support of South Africa’s department of arts and culture.


It will feature, along with Burna Boy, artistes such as Kwesa and Jidenna. The first concert will hold at Hillcrest Quarry in Cape Town on 23 November and the second at Sun Arena, Time Square in Pretoria.


However, the Tshwane Collective questioned the exclusion of local artists and Burna Boy’s invitation to perform at the concert, accusing the African Giant of inciting hatred against South Africa, in the wake of the xenophobic attacks.

“Whoever may have deemed that the country needs a PR exercise of this nature would have done so largely as a result of the callous, misleading and unwarranted incitement by this very artist. Not only did he spread falsehoods through his extensive platform, he literally incited violence and hate.

He further promised to inflict his own violence on locals before giving your government an ultimatum which you seem to have received and succumbed to”, the group said in the letter to Nathi Mthethwa, minister of art and culture.

The department of culture has however distanced itself from the concert and said that it’s logo had been used “erroneously” on posters advertising the event, Times Live reported.

“The Department of Sports, Arts and Culture wishes to dispel the untrue information currently being spread on social media, that it is funding the Africans Unite Concert featuring the artist known as Burna Boy. It is unfortunate that the department’s logo was erroneously used on the poster advertising the event,” spokesperson Asanda Magaqa told TshisaLIVE.


Asanda said that the department had not allocated or granted funding for the event. “The department wishes to reiterate that it has not allocated or granted any funding to the event in question and any reports to the contrary are entirely false.”

Lol! Check out Chrissy Teigen’s new Twitter bio in reaction to husband John Legend being named 2019 Sexiest Man Alive


Chrissy Teigen, the wife of American singer John Legend has been acting so extra with naughty tweets on Twitter after her husband, John Legend was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive for the year 2019.


This time, the mother of two updated a new Twitter bio on page, writing: ‘ currently sleeping with people’s sexiest man alive.’


Lol! Check out Chrissy Teigen







Man attacks his younger brother with machete in Abuja for having a secret affair with his wife


A man is fighting for his life after he was allegedly attacked by his elder brother, who accused him of having a secret affair with his wife.


According to Facebook user Abdulkareem Lukman, the incident happened in the Abaji town of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)

I don’t really know what this world is turning into. How can a rational thinking human being use cutlass to injure his younger brother….D guy on sick bed was injured by his elder brother. The elder brother alleged that his younger brother is having secret affairs with his wife and without making any investigation he return from farm and injured his younger brother. Pls pray for his quick recovery”  he wrote on Tuesday.

Man attacks his younger brother with machete in Abuja for having a secret affair with his wife

Only seven out of 37 Nigerian states fully implement the contributory pension – PENCOM


A report by the National Pension Commission (PENCOM) has revealed that most states across the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria are yet to fully implement the Federal Government’s Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS).


According to the report made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, only six states and the FCT have fully implemented the scheme with regular and up-to-date remittance of pension contributions, the establishment of a pension bureau and enactment of pension law.


The report, signed by PENCOM spokesman, Peter Aghahowa, said the six states as at September 2019 are Kaduna, Anambra, Ekiti, Ondo, Edo and Delta. In the North-Cenral Zone, only FCT has established a pension bureau and is up-to-date with remittances of pension contributions, while Benue, Kogi and Nasarawa have enacted CPS laws but have no pension bureaus in place.


Although Niger has established a pension bureau, it suspended implementation of the CPS in April 2015 and has since stopped remitting pension contributions. Kwara and Plateau are yet to enact CPS law.


Five states in the North-East zone, comprising Borno, Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe and Taraba, are yet to commence remitting pension contributions while Yobe is still operating Defined Benefits Scheme. Also in North-East Zone, only Adamawa, Gombe and Taraba have enacted CPS laws but none has yet established a pension bureau.  In the North-West Zone, only Kaduna had fully implemented CPS with regular and up-to-date remittance of pension contributions, establishment of pension bureau, registration of employees with PFAs and consistent funding of accrued rights with 5 per cent of total monthly bill.


Of all the North-West states, only Katsina neither enacted CPS law nor established pension bureau, while Jigawa and Kebbi which had pension bureaus, were only remitting portions of the pension contributions. Kano, without a pension board, was deducting pension contributions under the management of the board of trustees and yet to transfer the pension asset to a licensed pension operator.


In the South-East Zone, PENCOM reports that except for Anambra which is fully complying with the implementation of the CPS scheme, others such as Abia, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo had not keyed into the scheme.


The Commission said that in the South-West zone, Ekiti and Ondo were remitting pension contributions, Ogun and Osun had huge backlogs, Lagos did not provide information on its remittance, while Oyo was yet to commence remittance of pension contributions.


According to PENCOM, all the South West States have, however, enacted CPS laws and established pensions bureaus.  In the South-South, Edo and Delta were up-to-date in their pension contributions, while Rivers and Bayelsa were yet to commence remittance of pension contributions.

Akwa Ibom thief was visited by over 500 millipedes and given a ‘fetish’ letter to return all he stole (read letter)


A thief got more than he bargained for as he got visited by over 500 millipedes after being written a letter to return all he stole.


The incident reportedly occurred at 240 Abak road after Ikot Okubo market in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State’s capital. The thief was told to return all he stole within two days or he dies.


Facebook user Kingsley Achugbu wrote “Happening Now: Beside 240 Abak road close to Uddy King filling station immidatly after Ikot Okubo market, a00e young man that has been identify as a thief a specialist in breaking and entering; into peoples apartment to Cart away their belonging received strange matured millipede numbering more than 500 inside his house why some where within the walls and floor of his house outside parading round the compound. Attached is a copy of the latter in front of the house showing what he was alleged to have stolen and to be returned within two (2) days or he die.
Come see mystical power in action.”


Akwa Ibom thief was visited by over 500 millipedes and given a

Akwa Ibom thief was visited by over 500 millipedes and given a

Akwa Ibom thief was visited by over 500 millipedes and given a

Akwa Ibom thief was visited by over 500 millipedes and given a

Photos from Cristiano Ronaldo’s daughter Alana Martina’s superhero-themed birthday


On Tuesday, November 12, Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodríguez threw a superhero-themed party for their daughter, Alana Martina, who turned 2-year-old.


The Juventus and Portuguese striker took to Instagram to share cute birthday photos of his daughter posing with her mother and her other siblings while they were all dressed in superhero costumes.


Photos from Cristiano Ronaldo


Ronaldo’s three other children, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, and twins Eva and Mateo were born via surrogacy








“I was talking about me but not me and David” Tamar Braxton apologizes for the comment she made about men’s sexuality


Tamar Braxton has issued a statement clarifying her initial comment about men’s sexuality, while also offering what seems like an apology for her comments.


The singer took to Instagram on Monday, November 11, to make a post about men’s sexuality. In the post, she said a number of men are gay and advised women that if a man lays with them for days and doesn’t touch them, he’s most likely gay.


A day later, her Nigerian boyfriend, David Adefeso took to Instagram to share a cryptic post about closing one door in order to have another open for you. His post coming shortly after hers sparked speculations that all may not be well in their relationship.


But Tamar has now clarified things on her Instagram Stories. She explained that her statement about men’s sexuality has nothing to do with her and David.


She wrote: “Ya’ll know I’m going live…If you are in ya bag, ya shouldn’t be. I shouldn’t have been in My feelings, & ranted on social media based off a conversation with my friends. I was talking about me but not me and David. I’ve been through a lot. This is why I stay on my fake page.”


"I was talking about me but not me and David" Tamar Braxton apologizes for the comment she made about men

Don’t compare Benin to Brazil’ – Gernot Rohr warns Super Eagles ahead of AFCON qualifier


Super Eagles Head coach, Gernot Rohr has warned Nigerian not to underrate Benin when his side face the West African team today in the AFCON 2021 qualifying match.


Rohr, whose side boasts very young and pacy players, coached the Super Eagles to impressive results against Ukraine and Brazil last month, but has warned Nigerians not to take the very defensive-minded Benin for granted, as they are a threat on the counter when they decide to sit back and defend.


Rohr speaking to reporters during the pre-match press conference in Uyo, said : ”We try always to bring the best team, our two games you spoke about were very difficult games against great teams but not African teams, the football was different and the two teams played very offensively so we had space and we need that in our team for our quick wingers and strikers, we enjoy it.


”It will not be the same game perhaps tomorrow because Benin Republic as a team play well defensively, you saw them play in the AFCON competition, they did so well, they eliminated Morocco for example and it will be different.

”Our two games were good games but it is dangerous to believe now we played well in these two games it will be easy against Benin, it will be more difficult because it is a different team, different football and we only have one day but it’s the same for them.

”When you play at home, you leave some complicity in your play so I hope that with one training session, everybody together,  we will be able to have a good performance.

”If we play well, with our quality, nice pitch, we did not go there yesterday with our 14 players for the training, I hope the pitch will be good to play good football like we did in the last two games but in a different way because African football is not the same”.


There’s been a lot of talk about Rohr’s late substitutions in matches and he explained his reasons for not making changes till the dying minutes of matches.


The Franco-German tactician explained : ”I prefer to wait to be sure to make good replacements than to go quickly.

”I let the players the chance to show themselves, I have confidence in the team starting the game and then to bring somebody out if there is no injury.

”I must be sure that we have better possibilities to be stronger without the people starting the game but I think we changed six players in Singapore, it was the maximum.

”In Ukraine also, we saw a lot of people, now we have the chance to have two games which means that we can see a lot of players also.

”The players are happy when they play but we are 23, we can only play 14 in official games. Like you see the spirit in the team is good and they admit some other players can start in their place.”

Tonto Dikeh referred to as “Mr King Tonto” on note welcoming her to Dubai


Tonto Dikeh was referred to as a Mister in a note welcoming her to Dubai.


“Welcome to Dubai Mr. King Tonto Dikeh,” a note held by a man waiting to welcome her at the airport reads.


It’s not clear if the “Mr” prefix was a mistake due to the King she adds to her name or if it was intentional but Tonto gives the impression that it was intentionally done by her “sugar daddy”.


Commenting on the photo, Tonto Dikeh wrote: “I die here. Mr King Tonto… My Sugar daddy is too extra…”


Tonto Dikeh referred to as "Mr King Tonto" on note welcoming her to Dubai

Heartbreaking new details emerge about Alexis Crawford’s death


The murder of Atlanta University Student Alexis Crawford, which was allegedly carried out by her roommate and her roommate’s boyfriend, has shocked everyone who has heard about it and more details have surfaced about what happened on the night she was killed.


As both suspects remain in police custody and charged with her murder, new court documents have revealed more details about Alexis Crawford’s murder on Halloween night in Atlanta, just minutes away from the college campus where she was in her senior year.


As reported by AJC News, after Alexis was strangled to death allegedly by her roommate Jordyn Jones’ boyfriend Barron Brantley, her remains were put inside a plastic bin that was dumped at a park in the city of Decatur, according to the criminal complaint from Fulton County Superior Court.


Earlier in the evening of her death, Alexis and her roommate Jordyn reportedly got into an altercation that turned physical. According to initial reports, this led to Jordyn’s boyfriend Barron getting involved and he then chocked Alexis.


However, new details state that Jordyn smothered Alexis with a trash bag before Barron dumped her body.


Jordyn initially told the Crawford family that she didn’t know where Alexis was and was hoping for her return. But she eventually led local Atlanta police to Alexis’s body in a Decatur, Georgia park. Shortly after, Barron allegedly confessed to killing Alexis. They are both currently in jail, charged with murder and held without bond.


Alexis’s murder came after she filed a police report stating that Barron was touching and kissing her without her consent.

”You all look unserious”- Nigerians react to photos of House of Rep members meeting with Japanese government officials without pen and notepads


Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, shared these photos of other lawmakers who accompanied him to a meeting with with Prime Minister of Japan, Shinz? Abe, at the Government House in Tokyo on Monday November 11th.


Nigerians are however appalled that the Nigerian delegation at the meeting did not deem it fit to come for the meeting with pens and notepads unlike their Japanese counterparts who were spotted with writing materials. They have taken to the Speakers comment section to call out the lawmakers.


Femi was however came with his own writing materials and was pictured taking notes.



See Twitter users reactions below.



DSS must stop display of naked power and release Sowore now – Wole Soyinka


Professor Wole Soyinka has warned the Department of State Services, DSS, to stop the charade and display of ”crude and naked power” by releasing the Convener, #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore still being kept in their custody despite meeting his stringent bail conditions.


Operatives of the DSS had on Tuesday fired gun shots and used pepper spray to disperse protesters who were gathered around the service headquarters to demand for the release of Sowore.


According to a report by PM News, Soyinka, in a statement he personally issued late Tuesday night also said it should become abundantly clear by now that Civil Society Organisations, committed to the entrenchment of the Rule of Law and the defence of fundamental human rights must come together.

Read the statement below

“This is not a new cry. They must meet, debate, and embark on a binding pact of tactical responses whenever these two pillars of civilized society are besieged by the demolition engines of state security agencies. The sporadic, uncoordinated responses as in the case of  Omoyele Sowore, the absence of a solid strategy, ready to be activated against any threat these continue to enable these agencies in their mission to enthrone a pattern of conduct that openly scoffs at the role of the judiciary in national life.

“Result? A steady entrenchment of the cult of impunity in the dealings of state with the citizenry both individuals and organizations. The level of arrogance has crossed even the most permissive thresholds. It is heart-warming to witness the determined efforts of “Concerned Nigerians” in defence of these rights,” he said.

“Why the desperation? The answer is straightforward: the government never imagined that the bail conditions for Sowore would ever be met. Even Sowore’s supporters despaired. The bail test was clearly set to fail!  It took a while for the projection to be reversed, and it left the DSS floundering.

“That agency then resorted to childish, cynical lies. It claimed that the ordered release was no longer in their hands, but in Sowore’s end of the transfer. The lie being exploded, what next? Bullets of course,” he said.

“As I remarked from the onset, this is an act of government insecurity and paranoia that merely defeats its real purpose. And now – bullets?  This is no longer comical. Perhaps it is necessary to remind this government of precedents in other lands where, even years after the event, those who trampled on established human rights that generate homicidal impunity are called to account for abuse of power and crimes against humanity.

“The protests for Sowore’s release go beyond only acts of solidarity, they are manifestations of the judgment and authority of courts of law, under which this nation is supposedly governed. Either it is, or it isn’t. The answer stares us all in the face. The principles that now fall under threat implicate more than one individual under travail. They involve the very entitlement of a nation to lay claim to membership of any democratic, humanized union,” he said.

 “Enough of this charade, nothing more than a display of crude, naked power. Release Omoyele Sowore and save us further embarrassment in the regard of the world. An apology to the nation by the DSS and the judiciary would also not be out of place. It would go some distance in redeeming the image of an increasingly fascistic agency and reduce the swelling tide of public disillusionment.  “Let the rule of law reign. Failing that, have the honesty to proclaim the death of ordered society. Then we’ll all know just where we stand.”