Soldiers helped me escape the day police officers arrested me- kidnap suspect, Wadume, confesses (video)

Hamisu Wadume, the notorius kidnap kingpin, has revealed how soldiers in Benue state rescued him when he was arrested by police officers on August 6th. Speaking in Hausa, Wadume who was arrested in Kano yesterday August 19th, said “I am Hamisu Bala also known as Wadume. The police came to Ibi and arrested me. After arresting me, they were taking away ...

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Blackface warns 2face, Faze and Ruggedman against performing Plantashun Boiz songs, serves copyright notice

Blackface has served Ruggedman a notice of an impending copyright violation alongside 2Face and Faze, ahead of his scheduled concert.   The veteran singer said that the copyright notice became necessary after other members of the defunct Plantashun Boiz band ‘perform their songs together without rehearsal’. According to Blackface, the act he overlooked before now has continued ‘damaging the image of the band’.    He warned ...

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Nigerian man arrested after attempting to acquire Ghanaian passport through fraudulent means

A Nigerian man identified as Ofori Donny, has been arrested by the National Security Operatives in Ghana after attempting to acquire Ghanaian passport through fraudulent means.   Before attempting to get the Ghanaian passport which he said he needed because “he wanted to belong”, the 31-year-old Nigerian man had fraudulently obtained a Ghanaian birth certificate and a voter identification card.   ...

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Full List: Meet the new Commissioners and Special Advisers in Lagos State

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo Olu has sworn-in thirty-eight new commissioners and special advisers.   He encouraged them to play their part towards the achievement of a greater Lagos and also expressed his gratitude towards Rt. Hon Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa and the entire Legislative arm for a swift screening and confirmation process.   Sanwo-Olu took the opportunity to reassure Lagosians ...

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Eric Trump and wife Lara welcome baby girl

Donald Trump’s grandchildren just increased by one as his son, Eric Trump and wife Lara welcomed their second child, a daughter   Eric Trump and wife Lara Trump welcomed their second child on Monday. She’s been named Carolina Dorothy.   Eric took to Twitter hours ago to announce the good news, writing: “@LaraLeaTrump and I are excited to welcome Carolina ...

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Suspected Taraba kidnap kingpin Wadume arrested

Hamisu Wadume has been re-arrested by the police, weeks after he escaped during a gun battle between soldiers and a police team conveying him to Taraba state’s police headquarters for questioning.   The suspected Taraba kidnap kingpin was taken into custody at the Nigerian Police Force Headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday August 20. The police are expected to put out a ...

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Policeman on duty commits suicide at duty post

A Ghanaian policeman on Monday, August 19, committed suicide at his duty post with his own weapon.   According to GhanaWeb, Lance Corporal Alhassan Asare stationed at Akim Swedru in the Birim South District of the Eastern Region took his own with his own weapon. He had reportedly gone for duty at about 5:45pm at Dukes Petroleum Fuel station before he was ...

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Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte resigns amid growing political tensions in the country

Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has said he will offer his resignation following a blistering attack on coalition partner, Matteo Salvini.   Conte said Salvini had been “irresponsible” in creating a new political crisis for Italy for “personal and party interests”. Salvini, the leader of the nationalist League party, had tabled a no-confidence motion against Mr Conte. He also said ...

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Ubi Franklin reacts as fourth baby mama, Sandra Iheuwa says she will rather iron things out with the devil than with him

It seems Ubi Franklin and Sandra Iheuwa may not be reconciling any time soon, as the music executive’s fourth baby mama has insisted that she will rather iron things out with the devil than with him.   Sandra Iheuwa disclosed this in response to a follower’s question on if she will accept her baby daddy back if her followers pleaded ...

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Federal High Court summons DSS and Police IG over the detention of Omoyele Sowore

The Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, has ordered the Department of State Services and the Inspector-General of Police to appear before it on September 4 over the detention of Omoyele Sowore, co-convener of #RevolutionNowmovement.   Justice Nicholas Oweibo gave the order on Tuesday, August 20th following an ex-parte application filed by Olukoya Ogungbeje, a Lagos-based lawyer.   Sowore was arrested ...

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37 FRSC officials arrested for extorting money from motorists on Nigerian highways

A Joint Inter-Agency Team led by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested 37 officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) for allegedly extorting money from motorists on Nigerian highways.   The Team, comprising officials of ICPC, FRSC and the Department of State Security (DSS) also arrested five persons said to be agents of ...

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We defeated IBB and Abacha, we won’t allow another dictator — Femi Falana

Femi Falana on Monday August 18, reiterated that there is nothing wrong in calling for revolution as Nigerian leaders in the past did same.   Speaking at a symposium organised by Coalition for Revolution (CORE) in Lagos, the human rights lawyer recalled how early Nigerian political leaders called for revolution during the colonial era but weren’t charged with treason unlike now.   Falana ...

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Photo: Customs seize four tons of marijuana worth $2.3 million hidden in a consignment red pepper!

US Customs officers have seized nearly four tons of marijuana worth $2.3 million hidden in a consignment of jalapeno peppers. A sniffer dog alerted officers to a trailer with a shipment of peppers in San Diego on the border with Mexico.   According to the Customs and Border Protection, “a 37-year-old male Mexican citizen entered the port of entry driving a ...

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Woman thought she had kidney stones but gave birth to triplets

A South Dakota mother-of-two went to the hospital earlier this month thinking she had kidney stones but she was surprised to find out she was about to give birth to triplets.   Dannette Giltz had suffered kidney stones and also experienced pregnancy labor. This time, when she was in labour, she thought she was suffering kidney stones again so she went to the ...

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NYPD fires officer who put Eric Garner in chokehold even as he shouted ‘I can’t breathe’

A New York City police officer involved in the death of an unarmed American man, named Eric Garner, has been fired by the department five years after.   Eric Garner, 43, was killed by police on Staten Island in 2014 and his death elicited outrage and spurred Black Lives Matter activists into action.   Garner died when police officer Daniel Pantaleo placed him in ...

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Nigerian big boy Mr Woodbery buys a $325k (N117m) 2019 Rolls Royce Cullinan (video)

Hushpuppi took to Instagram to celebrate his friend Mr Woodbery over his recent acquistion of 2019 Rolls Royce Cullinan.   Congratulating his friend over the new car, Hushpuppi wrote ‘Congratulation my brother @mrwoodbery on your new Rolls Royce Cullinan. Team e pain them’.     Also confirming buying the new car, Mr Woodbery wrote;   I give thanks to God for all his ...

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IPOB members who attacked Ike Ekweremadu will be prosecuted under German law- Embassy says

The Nigerian Embassy in Germany has vowed to ensure the prosecution of those behind the attack of the former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, last Saturday August 17th.   A statement from the Embassy says it has called for a thorough investigation of the attack with a view to identifying the perpetrators and bringing them swiftly to justice in accordance with German law. ...

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Juventus head coach Sarri diagnosed with pneumonia

  After suffering from flu over the past week, the now Bianconeri boss has pneumonia, according to the club Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri has been diagnosed with pneumonia, the Serie A champions have confirmed, and his status for the club’s league opener is unknown. The 60-year-old missed Juve’s friendly win over Triestina on Saturday due to “the persistence” of flu, which he developed ...

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