BBNaija: Erica will accept if I pressure her – Laycon

Big Brother Naija housemate, Laycon has said that if he continues to pressure his love interest, Erica, she will give in. This is despite the growing s.e.xual attraction between Erica and her deputy, Kiddwaya. In a chit chat with fellow housemates, Bright O and Praise, Laycon insinuated that if he pressures Erica more she would agree to be with him.  ...

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Families of those who steal from covid-19 funds will partake in the curses of the pandemic, Abiara warns

A former General Evangelist of the Christ Apostolic Church, Prophet Samuel Abiara, has said politicians and government workers who steal from Covid-19 funds are cursed. Abiara, in a statement on Monday, commended the Lagos State Government for reopening worship centres and pledged the commitment of his congregation to keeping regulations on Covid-19. He, however, called on religious leaders in the ...

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Peacemaker stabbed to death as rivals fight over girlfriend

A peacemaker, Muhammed Obadimeji, has been killed while separating a fight between two men, Eniola Ayodele and Kayode Babashola, in the Dopemu area of Lagos State. Punch Metro gathered that Ayodele and Babashola were fighting over their girlfriend, Barakat Wasiu, when Obadimeji intervened to make peace. While separating the rivals, it was learnt that Ayodele, who was armed with a ...

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Donald Trump says neither Russia or China wants him to win reelected

President Donald Trump has insisted that neither China nor Russia want him to be reelected, claiming that China would ‘own’ the U.S. if Joe Biden were elected to the presidency. ‘If Joe Biden was president, China would own our country,’ Trump said in remarks at a press conference Friday night, responding to reports about foreign interference in the November election. ...

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FG issues warning as covid-19 death toll nears 1,000

The Federal Government has warned that the 945 deaths recorded in COVID-19 pandemic cases is a wakeup call for citizens to take appropriate measures to avoid being infected. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said this on Monday in Abuja at the joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19. According to Ehanire, as at August ...

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Woman left with her lip hanging off and her nose sliced in two after dog attack

A woman was left with horrific facial injuries after a frightened dog attacked her at a barbecue. Amber Esala, 26, from Virgina Beach in the US, was celebrating Independence Day on July 4 when distant fireworks spooked a German Shephard she was dog-sitting with her boyfriend, Kyle, 24 and their 11-month-old daughter, Raelynn. The panicked dog attacked Amber’s face, inflicting ...

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Covid-19: Up to 10,000 British Airways staff will lose their jobs amidst plunging profits at the airline

More than 10,000 British Airways staff are being made redundant as the airline scrambles to cut costs to survive the In a sign of the brutal cuts workers were facing at Britain’s flag carrier, more than 6,000 employees across the business applied for voluntary redundancy. A further 4,000 were due to be told yesterday that they were being laid off. ...

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Man accused of rape is released from prison due to coronavirus, then he goes ahead to shoot his accuser dead

A Virginia man who was accused of r3ping a woman in October but released from jail over concerns surrounding Covid-19, has shot dead his accuser. Alexandria police say Ibrahim E. Bouaichi, 33, fatally gunned down Karla Dominguez outside her apartment on July 29. The Venezuelan native was found dead outside her home with multiple gunshot wounds at around 6.20am. Bouaichi ...

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Gunshot in White House as Trump flees briefing

President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted from his press conference on Monday less than five minutes after it began after a Secret Service agent shot a 51-year-old man who ‘aggressively’ approached the officer and said he had a weapon outside the White House. In a update released Monday night, the Secret Service said the man approached an agent around 5.53pm ...

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COVID-19: US hands over 200 ventilators to Nigeria

The United States Government has handed over 200 ventilators to the Nigerian government. The items were presented on Tuesday by the U.S Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Bert Leonard at the Abuja Premier Medical Warehouse in the nation’s capital. This comes four months after President Donald Trump administration promised to support the country with ventilators as the Federal Government battles the ...

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Russia registers first COVID-19 vaccine, Putin’s daughter inoculated

Russia on Tuesday became the first country in the world to officially register a COVID-19 vaccine and declare it ready for use, despite international skepticism. To underscore its efficacy, President Vladimir Putin said that one of his daughters has already been inoculated. In the Philippine, President Duterte in a late night address said he sees a COVID-free December as Russia ...

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Kano court sentences singer to death for blasphemy

A court in Kano, Northern Nigeria, has sentenced a musician to death for blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad. The Kano Upper Shari’a Court sitting at Hausawa Filin Hockey sentenced 22-year-old Yahaya Sharif to death by hanging. The judge, Aliyu Kani, gave the verdict on Monday after finding Mr Sharif guilty as charged. He was convicted based on Section 382 (b) of ...

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Lebanon government resigns as public anger mounts

Lebanon’s government resigned on Monday as the prime minister blamed “political corruption” for a massive explosion at Beirut’s port that killed more than 160 people and devastated the capital. “I discovered that the system of corruption is bigger than the state,” Hassan Diab, prime minister, said in an address, blaming resistance by entrenched political elites for his lack of reforms. ...

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Covid-19 is proving difficult to stop – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) disclosed that the novel Coronavirus is proving exceptionally difficult to stop, as the number of cases crosses 20 million. Dr Mike Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization’s Health Emergencies Programme, speaking during a news conference in Geneva on Monday, said in order to completely stop the virus it is important to identify where ...

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Kashamu’s death: Tinubu speaks… calls it a National loss

All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has expressed shock over the death of Senator Buruji Kashamu, who he described as a grassroots politician. In condolence message, the former Lagos State governor commiserated with family members of the deceased Ijebu-Ode politician, the government and people of Ogun State. He said: “I’m deeply shocked and saddened by the ...

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Nigeria records 290 new COVID-19 cases, total now 46,867

Nigeria’s COVID-19 new infection rate has continued to drop as the country, on Monday, reported 290 new cases of coronavirus. Nigeria Disease Control Centre, NCDC, also recorded five additional deaths, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 950. Out of the 290 new cases reported in 16 states of the federation, Lagos and Plateau had 82 each. ...

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Governor Makinde sacks works commissioner who spent 55 days treating COVID-19

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, has sacked Raphael Afonja, the state commissioner of works, infrastructure and transport. In a statement on Monday, Taiwo Adisa, chief press secretary to the governor, said the termination of Afonja’s appointment was contained in a letter dated August 10 and signed by Olubamiwo Adeosun, secretary to the state government (SSG). The reason for the commissioner’s ...

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FG directs civil servants on levels 12, 13 to resume

The  Federal Government has directed civil servants on Grade Levels 12 and 13 as well as those on essential duties to resume full duties. The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan, gave the directive in a circular dated August 10, 2020. The circular was titled “Resumption of officers on Grade Levels 12 and !3 and ...

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MANCHESTER UNITED 1-0 COPENHAGEN:The Red Devils through to Europa League semi-finals with a hard fought victory

  Manchester United were pushed all the way to extra-time by a stubborn Copenhagen side who were led by their inspired goalkeeper, Johnsson.   The Red Devils were denied a penalty and two goals due to offside calls, rattled the woodwork and registered 14 shots on target, but they eventually broke through via a penalty, after Martial was hauled down ...

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Meet the ‘inside-out’ little girl who was born with her stomach, liver and bowel on the outside of her body [photos]

Meet the ‘inside-out’ little girl who was born with her stomach, liver and bowel on the outside of her body – and left doctors stunned by living such a normal life. Laurel Phizacklea, two, wasn’t expected to survive birth because of a cruel condition which occurs when the baby’s abdominal wall does not form during pregnancy. Her parents, Kelly, 30, ...

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Security operatives apprehend bandits terrorising Kaduna

Security operatives in a bid to curtail attacks and isolated killings in Southern Kaduna have arrested some bandits and criminals suspected to be members of gangs disturbing the area.The Sector Commander of Operation Safe Haven in Kafanchan, Colonel David Nwakonobi told newsmen that eight suspects were arrested at different locations with dangerous weapons in their possession during the operation carried ...

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Wild bear that sniffed woman’s hair is caught and castrated

There is outrage in Mexico after a black bear seen on video approaching a visitor in a nature park and sniffing her hair was caught and castrated. Some people are questioning plans to move the animal to a different state. But experts say the move is necessary because it had become accustomed to being fed by humans in the ecological ...

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