Lagos raises alarm as many civil servants test positive for Covid-19

The Lagos State Government has raised the alarm over increasing rate at which civil servants test positive for COVID-19. Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, in a statement said the government was concerned at the increasing rate of COVID-19 positivity among civil servants. The memo addressed to all Accounting Officers, said they should come up with duty rosters to stem the ...

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Actress Omoni Oboli loses mother-in-law

Nollywood actress and filmmaker Omoni Oboli is bereaved. The actress’ husband just lost his mother. She announced the passing of her mother-in-law on social media saying NO WORDS/ She wrote, “Our matriarch 🙏🏾 Mrs. Oboli 🖤. We will miss you. No words 💔 😇”.

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Nengi celebrates as she hit 2 million followers on Instagram

Reality star, Nengi Rebecca Hampson is celebrating as she hit 2 million followers on Instagram. To celebrate this, she released stunning 80s themed photoshoot. The ex-beauty queen thanked her fans for their love and encouragement and says if anyone had told her she could hit 2 million followers just months ago, she would have thought th e person was capping. ...

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AY Comedian Becomes The Most Followed Comedian In Africa With 19.5 M Social Media Followers

AY Comedian with real names as Ayo Makun has claimed he is the most followed comedian in Africa. He made the calculation by putting together his 2Million Twitter followers, 6.8Million Facebook followers, 10Million Instagram followers and 744,000 YouTube subscribers, making it a total of 19.5Million followers and concluded he is the most followed comedian in Africa. We want to believe ...

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Kidnapper pays N1.5 ransom to regain freedom after abduction by another kidnapper

A Suspected kidnapper, who was abducted by another kidnapper, has secured his freedom with a N1.5 million ransom. Mohammed Amodu paid N1.555 million before his captor Buba Babu set him free. Force spokesman CP Frank Mba, who paraded the suspects alongside others in Abuja, said Babu was notorious for highway kidnapping around Abuja. Babu, he said, was third-in-command of a ...

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Nigeria records 1,244 new cases of Covid-19, total now 101,331

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,244 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 101,331.   The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Monday. “1244 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-774 FCT-125 Plateau-102 Anambra-47 Ondo-46 Rivers-27 Edo-18 Kaduna-16 Ogun-16 Gombe-16 Bauchi-11 Kano-11 Nasarawa-10 Akwa Ibom-7 Sokoto-7 Borno-5 Ekiti-4 ...

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Twitter shares dive 7% after Trump account suspension

Shares of Twitter Inc slumped 7% on Monday, on course to knock off about $2.5 billion from the market value of the social media company after it permanently suspended the account of U.S. President Donald Trump.   The slide came as some Republicans hit out over the weekend at the platform for gagging one of its most watched participants, with ...

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Update: Man accused of sexually molesting his son hits back at wife (See screenshots)

Chukwutem Victor Inalu, the man whose wife accused him of s.e.xually molesting their 9-month-old son has responded.  Onyinye Onome had accused her husband of s.e.xually molesting their son and then threatening her life because she made it public. She said her son has been in pain because of the alleged assault. She explained that he’s been pooing blood and has ...

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Toolz shares message from a pregnant woman asking about supplements to make her unborn child fair in complexion

Toolz Oniru has shared screenshot of a conversation she had with a pregnant woman.  In the screenshots, the unidentified pregnant woman asked for recommendations on what kinds of supplements she can take in order to have her unborn child become fair from birth. According to the lady, she does not want her unborn child to be dark as her husband ...

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Police arrest 43 clubbers, strippers in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested 43 clubbers including strippers.   They were nabbed at Eclipse Night Club, Ligali Ayorinde Street, Victoria Island. Police spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi made this known in a statement on Monday Police operatives attached to the Maroko Division made the arrest. Commissioner of Police Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the suspects be moved to Taskforce ...

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Prepare To Move To Sambisa – Army Chief, Buratai Tells Recruits

The Chief of Army Staff (CAS), Lt Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday, allegedly told the newly recruited soldiers who are currently undergoing training that all of them must be ready to go to Sambisa forest to face the insurgents and other border areas in order to defend Nigeria from external aggression. Buratai, who made this remark during the final screening ...

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#EndSARS: Adamu Garba withdraws case against Twitter CEO

Former Presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba has withdrawn his case against Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for allegedly supporting last year’s #EndSARS protests in Nigeria. Dorsey and many celebrities, sports stars and politicians spoke in support of the protests, which trended on social media especially Twitter in October, last year. The protest which held in major cities in Nigeria for about two ...

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FG might extend January 18 resumption date for schools

The Nigerian government through its Ministry of Education has said the January 18 date for schools to resume is not sacrosanct. The government said a new date might be announced depending on the nation’s Covid-19 indicators. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, gave the hint on Monday in Abuja, at the joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) ...

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Facebook suspends Ugandan government-linked accounts ahead of Thursday elections

Social media giant, Facebook, said it has closed several accounts linked to Uganda’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology ahead of the country’s presidential election on Thursday. In a statement on Monday, the company said it took the action because the affected accounts were being used for “coordinated inauthentic behaviour”. “This month, we removed a network of accounts and pages ...

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Africa records over 3million covid-19 cases as second wave sweeps fast

The second wave of the coronavirus is spreading swiftly in Africa, a continent once perceived as one of the relatively safest places when speaking of the deadly virus. Africa passed the milestone of 3 million confirmed cases Covid-19 on Sunday, according to the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 72, 000 people have also died of coronavirus ...

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Nigeria police did not rescue us, we paid N2m to secure our freedom from our abductors – Kidnapped couple

A couple abducted at Uso, along Akure-Owo expressway in Ondo State, last week, have denied that they were rescued by security agencies. They said they paid a ransom to secure their freedom. Gbenga Ibikunle and his wife were returning from Ebonyi State last week when they were kidnapped by gunmen. The police had promised to rescue then unhurt, while the ...

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Melania Trump breaks silence on US Capitol riot

First lady Melania Trump made her first comments Monday, 11 January, about the violence at the Capitol when pro-Trump rioters stormed the building last week. In a lengthy written statement posted to the white house website, she said that her heart goes out to the six people who have died since the attack, including two Capitol police officers. “I am ...

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Oldest pro footballer, Kazuyoshi Miura who was playing when Messi was born signs new contract

The world’s oldest professional footballer has signed a new contract with Yokohoma FC. Kazuyoshi Miura, dubbed ‘King Kazu’ in Japan, celebrates his 54th birthday on February 26 – a day before the new J-League campaign gets underway. And he will mark that milestone by preparing for his 36th season as a player after penning a 12-month extension. Miura said: “Last ...

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