ALGON denies endorsing Bayo Adelabu for 2023 elections

Members of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Oyo state wing have refuted the claim that they had placed their weight behind the 2023 governorship ambition of Adebayo Adelabu. In a statement today by ALGON Oyo state Chairman, Prince Abass Aleshinloye stated that the information going around that the Association has declared support for Chief Adebayo Adelabu’s 2023 ...

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144 Nigerian policemen arrive Somalia to provide security

The Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has announced the arrival of a contingent of 144 policemen and women from Nigeria to boost stabilisation efforts. The officers, including women, quietly departed Nigeria at the weekend. They have Samuel Ita as the commander. AMISOM Police operations coordinator Daniel Ali Gwambal said 30 of the police officers will serve under the AMISOM ...

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Liverpool Striker, Mo Salah Named New Captain Of Egypt National Team

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been announced as the new captain of Egypt’s national team by head coach Hossam El-Badry. The news was posted in a statement on the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) Facebook page. Senior players in the Egypt squad were asked about the decision and gave their full support. El-Badry said that it was “vital to introduce more ...

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Mixed reactions as actor, Nosa Rex buys a car for his wife

Nollywood actor and comedian, Nosa Rex, has gifted his wife, a new car Toyota Venza car. This has triggered mixed responses from Instagram users as whilst others congratulated and excited for Nosa Rex and his wife, others questioned him if he has done same for his mom. Nosa and Deborah, who married in 2015, will celebrate their 6th wedding anniversary ...

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Three INEC staff die in fatal accident in Borno

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed the death of three of its staff in a road accident in Borno. The INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, made the confirmation in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja. Okoye said that the commission on Sunday received a sad report from Mohammed Ibrahim, ...

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No petrol price increase in May, NNPC says

  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it will not increase the ex-depot price of Premium Motor spirit also known as petrol in May. The Group Managing Director, Malam Mele Kyari, made this known at the end of a closed door meeting with Petroleum Transport Drivers (PTD), National Association of Road Transporters Owners (NARTO) and oil marketers in Abuja ...

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Toyin Lawani shares PRE-WEDDING photos with her man

Celebrity stylist, Toyin Lawan is set to walk down the aisle soon. Toyin, who announced her engagement on Valentine’s day to her personal photographer, Segun Adebayo, has now shared pre-wedding photos. Captioning one of the photos, she wrote, “#THEARTISTANDHISMUSE2021 IS What WE ARE SETTLING FOR, THANKS TO YOU GUYS 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 I want to actually carry all my amazing fans along, ...

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Thai Monk Thammakorn chops off his head for Budha

A 68 year-old monk Thammakorn Wangpreech in Thailand has chopped off his own head using a guillotine. He regarded his suicide as an offering to Buddha, hoping he would be reincarnated as a ‘higher spiritual being’. Thammakorn had reportedly been planning the bizarre ritual sacrifice for more than five years The monk believed that making the offering to the deity ...

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Buyer of Shoprite business in Nigeria revealed

A Nigerian property company, Persianas has been revealed as the buyer of Shoprite’s local business in Nigeria. Shoprite, with more than 2,300 stores across Africa, is awaiting regulatory approval on the sale of its Nigerian supermarket operation, though no further details have been disclosed. Banking sources told Reuters that Persianas Properties emerged as the buyer after a bidding process and ...

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Amotekun arrest over 250 cows for destroying farmlands

The Ondo State Security Network Agency, the Amotekun Corps have arrested over 250 cows following a distress call and petitions by farmers in Ipogun, Ilara, Owena Dam axis in Ifedore Local Government Area of the State. The State Commander of the State Security Network, Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye disclosed this to journalists in Akure, the state capital, on Sunday, at the ...

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Man spotted on top of a mast in Ikeja (Video)

A man this afternoon was spotted on a mast in Opebi, Ikeja today sitting ion top of a mast. Onlookers watched in shock as the man sat down up there. In an update, he was later persuaded to come down and was allegedly arrested by the police.   – Troubled man spotted on top of a mast in Ikeja, Lagos. ...

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8 repentant militants, kidnappers become Pastors at OPM

No fewer than eight repentant Niger Delta militants and kidnappers undergoing rehabilitation in the Omega Power Ministries (OPM) rehabilitation centre, are now pastors in the church, General Overseer, Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere, has said. Chinyere, who is the founder of the church disclosed this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday. The General ...

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Nigeria’s Chukwudi Opara busted in India over N9.4m scam

A suspected Nigerian scammer, Henry Chukwudi Opara, has been arrested in India over alleged Rs 18.50 lakh (₦9,397,082.50) gift scam. He was arrested by the Rachakonda Cybercrime Police in Hyderabad, India. Opara was said to have come to India on medical visa for surgery after which he married a Karnataka lady and later joined as a part-time football coach in ...

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Four dead, 44 injured in Ogun road crashes

At least, four persons died while 44 others sustained injuries in 34 road crashes across Ogun State between March 28 and April 11, 2021, being the Easter period. The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) explained that the road traffic crashes involved five private cars, two private buses, three commercial buses, five commercial cars, 11 motorcycles, two medium ...

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Beyonce sparks Photoshop speculation as fans spot major clue on stairs

Superstar Beyonce’s fans are convinced she’s edited her latest Instagram offering after they pointed out some warped-looking stairs in the background.   The 39-year-old singer has been very active on her social media page in recent days, which her 172 million followers have been excited about. However, some people suggested Beyonce’s latest snap had been altered ever so slightly, as ...

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Gunmen raze Anambra police zonal headquarters

The Zonal Police Headquarters, Zone13, Ukpo, Anambra State, was razed in the early hours of Monday. It was gathered that about 20 gunmen stormed the police headquarters and razed some offices and scores of vehicles during the attack. A police officer, who pleaded anonymity, told an online news outlet that said the gunmen were rebuffed from getting into the armoury ...

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UEFA confirms 36-team Champions League reform with single league format replacing group stage

  UEFA has given the green light for a 36-team Champions League reform which will include a single league format to replace the group stage. European football’s main governing body announced a number of changes to the competition on Monday amid reports of a rival Super League formation which could see 12 of the biggest clubs on the continent breakaway. ...

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Another Nigerian Toby Olokodana declared missing in UK

Another British-Nigerian, Toby Olokodana has been declared missing in London by the Metropolitan Police in Newham. The missing man is 28 years old. He studied at Newham College and Cumberland Sports College, according to his bio on Facebook. In a tweet on Sunday, the police said Olokodana disappeared from home at midnight on Saturday. “Toby is autistic & has learning ...

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My mother never believed I could succeed through music – Ebenezer Obey reveals

Veteran juju musician and national award recipient, Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi, has revealed that his mother never believed he could become successful through music. Fondly referred to as Chief Commander, the legendary juju singer, while speaking during a Zoom interactive session with Professor Toyin Falola on Sunday, noted that his mother wanted him to become either a lawyer or doctor. Obey said, ...

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