Probe of Saudi prince urged over Bezos phone hack

UN human rights experts have demanded an immediate investigation into allegations Saudi Arabia’s crown prince hacked Amazon boss Jeff Bezos’s phone. They said Mohammed bin Salman should also be investigated for “continuous, direct and personal efforts to target perceived opponents”. A message from a phone number used by the prince has been implicated in a breach of Mr Bezos’s data. ...

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Court sentences two to life imprisonment for kidnapping senator’s wife

A High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has sentenced Abel Okoro and Vincent Wilson, for kidnapping the wife of Senator George Thompson-Sekibo and two of her female friends. Abel Okoro and Vincent Wilson were sentenced to life imprisonment without an option of fine. The presiding judge, Justice E. Thompson, agreed with the position of the prosecution counsel that the confessional ...

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Burundi leader to get $530,000 and luxury villa

Burundi’s parliament has voted to pay $530,000 (£400,000) to President Pierre Nkurunziza and provide him with a luxury villa when he leaves office. The draft law, which has been presented to the cabinet for approval, also awards him a lifetime salary. It also proposes that Mr Nkurunziza be elevated to the title of “supreme leader” when he steps down in ...

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I thought I would be sacked like Ihedioha, Governor Bala speaks about his fear before court judgement

Bauchi State Governor Mohammed Bala has reacted to the Supreme Court’s judgement which affirmed his victory in the 2019 governorship election.’ Speaking to newsmen in Bauchi, Bala disclosed that he had fears of being sacked just like Emeka Ihedioha by the apex court. He added that his fear was heightened by the confidence his opponents showed before the court judgement. ...

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Ex- England striker, Eniola Aluko becomes Aston Villa’s first-ever Women’s sporting director

The real MVP! Former England Women striker Eniola Aluko has given a special thanks to John Terry after being named sporting director of Aston Villa Women. Aluko, 32, recently announced her retirement from playing, but is back working in football again after becoming Villa Women’s first-ever sporting director. The former player, who earned 102 caps for England over the course ...

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Miyetti Allah’s Saleh should be taken to T.B. Joshua for deliverance – Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode says the National Secretary of Miyetti Allah, Saleh Alhassan needs to be taken to Prophet T.B. Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN to get deliverance from the spirit of insanity, arrogance and delusion. He said he listened Saleh on Channels Television on Tuesday and was convinced that he needed to be “taken to Prophet T.B. Joshua’s SCOAN ...

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Nigeria’s Presidency Reacts To US Planned Visa Restrictions

  The Presidency has described as mere speculations the reported planned imposition of visa restrictions on some African and Asian countries, including Nigeria by America’s government led by President Donald Trump. A presidential spokesman, who is also the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, stated this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday. ...

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Kenyan Man who was caught killing wife by daughter is found dead

A 44-year-old man from Likoni, who fatally hacked his wife on Friday following a domestic dispute, has been found dead. The body of Peter Mutisya was found in a thicket near the Mama Ngina Waterfront by police officers attached to Central police post on Sunday afternoon (January 19). The cops communicated the discovery with their colleagues at Likoni Police Station, ...

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Monty Python legend Terry Jones dies aged 77

Monty Python star Terry Jones has died aged 77 after a heartbreaking battle with dementia. The sad news has been confirmed by his agent and Jones’ family paid tribute in a statement. It read: “We are deeply saddened to have to announce the passing of beloved husband and father, Terry Jones. “Terry passed away on the evening of 21 January ...

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Grammy Awards to honour late Nipsey Hussle

  The Recording Academy has announced an all-star tribute to the late, Grammy-nominated Nipsey Hussle to take place on the 62nd Grammy Awards. Set to pay posthumous honor to the current three-time Gra nominemmye are Kirk Franklin, DJ Khaled, John Legend, Meek Mill, Roddy Ricch and YG. “An activist, entrepreneur and rapper, Nipsey Hussle had a lasting impact on not ...

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Seven killed, One injured in Ikorodu cult clash

No fewer than seven people were reportedly killed during a violent clash between two rival cultic groups, which started on Monday in Ijede area of Ikorodu, Lagos State. The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, who confirmed the incident in Lagos on Wednesday, said the groups, KK and Eiye Confraternities, were involved in the incident. Elkana said that ...

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Rapper, Juice WRLD’s cause of death revealed

  The cause of death of Chicago rapper Juice WRLD has been confirmed. He died of an accidental overdose of oxycodone and codeine, the Cook County Medical Examiner ruled Wednesday. Juice WRLD, whose legal name was Jarad Higgins, died on December 8 at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after experiencing cardiac arrest-like symptoms upon arriving at Chicago’s Midway ...

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Man ‘travels 300kms to kill 22-year-old girlfriend’

Police in Kinangop, Nyandarua County, Kenya have arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with the death of a 22-year-old woman, whom he was dating. The suspect, Allan Musila, who works as a security guard with G4S in Kakamega County, arrived at the now-deceased’s house in Weru area in Kinangop late Tuesday, January 21. An argument between them erupted, leading to ...

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Empress Njamah & mum escape robbery (Video)

Nigerian actress and philanthropist Empress Njamah has been off Instagram for some weeks and the 39-year-old has shared why she’s been off the social media platform. Empress shared a video where she narrated how she and her mother were robbed 3 times in Traffic. Other people who were also at the scene of the incident were either stabbed or injured ...

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Panic as gunmen kill Imo businessman

There was panic in Imo State on Tuesday following the killing of a businessman, Ugochukwu Oguine, by yet-to-be identified gunmen. The businessman, Punch correspondent learnt, was killed before midnight on Monday at Anara in the Isaiala Mbano Local Government Area of the state.   The incident, which happened around the Assemblies of God Church on the Okigwe/Owerri Expressway, caused panic ...

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EFCC admits mistake in Maina’s case, apologizes to court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) admitted that it made a mistake in a bank account linked to Faisal, son of embattled former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT) Abdulrasheed Maina. Mohammed Goji, an EFCC operative who was part of the team that investigated Maina’s fraud case admitted that they did not conduct an in-depth investigation ...

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Manchester United 0-2 Burnley: Solskjaer’s men dreadful in embarrassing defeat

Manchester United produced a woeful performance as Burnley left Old Trafford with a 2-0 win on Wednesday. Goals from Burnley’s Chris Wood and Jay Rodriguez inflicted an embarrassing 2-0 defeat on Manchester United at Old Trafford, a loss that will surely bring Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s position into question once again.   It was Solskjaer’s first home league match as United manager without Marcus ...

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South Korea transgender soldier to sue over dismissal

A transgender soldier in South Korea says she will sue the army after it dismissed her for violating regulations following her s3x change. Byun Hui-soo, 22, joined the army as a man but had gender reassignment surgery last year after suffering from gender dysphoria and mental health issues. She accused the military of “deep-rooted intolerance” of sexual minorities. South Korea ...

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Court sentences ritualist to 15 years imprisonment

  A High Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State, has convicted Azeez Yakubu to 15 years imprisonment for criminal conspiracy, trafficking and possession of human parts. Also sentenced for the same crime were six others. The crime was reportedly committed in March 2017 in Ilorin. The suspects were found guilty of the offences including criminal conspiracy, trafficking and possession of ...

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