Kidnappers collect N1m, release OOU law graduate

  A graduate of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Motunrayo Rafiu, who was abducted by suspected kidnappers in the Kabba area of Kogi State, has been released. Rafiu was released on Sunday after the family reportedly paid a ransom of N1m. The victim was said to have spent five days in the kidnappers’ den. “She was released on ...

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Dwayne Johnson’s daughter Simone joins WWE to follow in his footsteps

Dwayne Johnson’s 18-year-old daughter Simone Johnson is on her way to making wrestling history by starting her training with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Johnson, the daughter of Johnson and his first wife and current business partner Dany Garcia, started training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, according to the WWE. While she still has a long way to ...

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Pictured: Married actor Kelvin Fletcher enjoys 3am nightcap with pro dance partner Oti Mabuse at hotel

Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse were seen enjoying a 3.30am nightcap during the early hours of Saturday morning. Married actor Kelvin, 36, was spotted walking into the Sanctum Soho Hotel in London on Friday alongside his glamorous former Strictly Come Dancing partner, 29 – hours before his wife of five-years unfollowed him on Instagram amid claims she ‘felt like a ...

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My Lord, dissolve my marriage or I commit murder, man tells court

It appears that the passion that seized Mr Chike Eze and his bride Rachael when they said ‘I do’ has since died, replaced by strife and bitterness. On Monday, 55-year-old Eze prayed a Customary Court in Igando, Lagos to dissolve his marriage to Rachael, saying such a dissolution will “to save him from committing murder’’. The petitioner alleged that Rachael ...

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Police rescue four kidnapped victims in Abuja

  Four kidnap victims have been successfully rescued from a notorious kidnappers den located at Sauni Hills, Lambata, Federal Capital Territory-Niger boundary. This followed a special operation launched by Police operatives from the FCT Command, according to a statement by the Public Relations Officer, DSP Anjugurl Manzah on Monday evening. “The special operation which led to the rescue of the ...

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Oyo suspends 16 teachers for allegedly extorting pupils

The Oyo State Government has ordered the immediate suspension of 13 primary school headteachers, two assistant headteachers and a classroom teacher for alleged extortion and other misconducts. The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Nureni Adeniran, gave the order during an inspection tour of some schools in Ibadan metropolis. According to a statement by Adeniran’s Media Aide, ...

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China sends coronavirus treatment guide to Nigeria

The Chinese government has sent an official guide on treating coronavirus to the Nigerian authorities as death toll in the Chinese mainland reached 908 on Monday. The Chinese embassy in Nigeria confirmed that the official guide on coronavirus was shared with Nigeria and other countries through “an official channel with documents including Lab Test Procedure, Epidemic Update and Risk Assessment, ...

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87% Nigeria’s poverty rate in North – World Bank

The North accounted for 87 per cent of all the poor people in Nigeria in 2016, the World Bank has disclosed in a new report. The report titled ‘Advancing social protection in a dynamic Nigeria’, released on January 28, 2020, was described as a ‘detailed analysis of the social protection sector’ in the country. The report noted that social protection ...

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UNIMAID Mass Communication female student burnt to death by Boko Haram

A student of the University of Maiduguri, UNIMAID, simply identified as Fatima was among the 30 people who were killed by Boko Haram terrorists at the village of Auno, Borno on Sunday. The terrorists killed 30 people and abducted many women and children in a raid in Borno State, an attack President Muhammadu Buhari described as ‘cowardly and murderous.’ Fatima, ...

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Raphael Coleman, child star of ‘Nanny McPhee,’ dies at 25

Raphael Coleman, the former child star known for playing one of Emma Thompson’s troublesome charges in the 2005 film Nanny McPhee, has died at 25. Coleman, who transitioned from his youthful career as an actor into environmental activism, died suddenly on Friday after collapsing during a run. His mother and stepfather confirmed the news on social media. “Rest in peace ...

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Amotekun bill will become law on February 14 — Fayemi

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, yesterday, disclosed that the proposed bill that would give legal backing to the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Operation Amotekun will be signed into law on Friday, February 14 by the six south west state governors. Fayemi, who made this disclosure in his office in Ado-Ekiti at the official presentation of the draft bill ...

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10 killed as Boko Haram attacks passengers in Borno

Boko Haram insurgents killed 10 stranded passengers on Sunday night at Auno, a village near Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. This was confirmed by the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Olusegun Adeniyi, who spoke to journalists at the headquarters operation Lafiya Dole Maiduguri on Monday. He stated that the passengers were forced to pass the night at Auno ...

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Kim Kardashian reunites with Caitlyn Jenner (photos)

Even though she wasn’t there on the bridge after I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! Kim Kardashian looked chuffed to see step-dad Caitlyn Jenner at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party. Heading to the bash alongside Kylie Jenner, Kim was seen catching up with Caitlyn and her mate Sophia Hutchins, bringing it in for a hug. With a giant grin ...

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WHO warns confirmed cases of coronavirus outside china might just be a tip of the iceberg

The head of the World Health Organization has warned that confirmed cases of coronavirus being transmitted by people who have never travelled to China could be the “tip of the iceberg”. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’s remarks come as members of a WHO-led “international expert mission” flew to China on Monday to help coordinate a response to the outbreak that has so ...

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Court sentences Islamic cleric for supporting and encouraging terrorism

An Israeli court today sentenced a firebrand Islamic cleric to 28 months in prison for incitement to terrorism in connection with deadly unrest at a Jerusalem holy site in 2017. Raed Salah had been convicted by Haifa magistrates’ court of “incitement to terror” for “praising, sympathising or encouraging terrorism” in remarks made after attackers killed two policemen on the Haram ...

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Teenage mother kills, buries own baby

An 18-year-old lady, Hauwa Sani has been arrested by the Jigawa State Police for allegedly killing and burying her newborn baby at Dabi village in Ringim Local Government Area. Spokesman of the command SP Abdu Jinjiri who confirmed the incident, said the arrest was made after some community members raised the alarm that one Hauwa had given birth to a ...

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Chinese couple in record 120 seconds wedding, all wearing face masks

A Chinese couple has set the record with a two-minute long wedding attended by only six people, all wearing masks the entire time. Zhang Long and Chen Xiao from eastern China’s Shandong Province held a special wedding last Thursday in the bridegroom’s courtyard, with the bride’s father as the host and her mother as the photographer. Answering the government call ...

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Kim Kardashian & Kylie Jenner battle for best dressed curves

Kim Kardashian hit the Vanity Fair Oscars party with her little sister Kylie Jenner on Sunday night. The bombshell siblings battled it out for best dressed curves at the 26th annual event at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday night. They joined a host of A-list stars including Sofia Vergara, Jessica Alba and Emily Ratajkowski flaunted ...

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