President Trump approves troop deployment to Saudi Arabia in response to attacks on Saudi oil sites

US President Donald Trump on Friday, September 20th approved the deployment of thousands of American troops to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in response to an attack on Saudi oil facilities.   The approval was announced at the Pentagon by Defense Secretary Mark Esper. He said the deployment was at the request of Saudi Arabia, after its oil ...

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Young Nigerian musician, Olanrewaju PelePele allegedly commits suicide one week after talking about his battle with depression online (Graphic Photo)

About 10 days ago, this young Nigerian rapper and singer, Olanrewaju Pelepele shared an emotional video online talking about how depressed he was and his plans to take his own life.   At the time, he wasn’t taken serious and now, he has made good on his promise and has taken his life.   He was found stone cold dead ...

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Presidency says UN rapporteur report on insecurity in Nigeria is disappointing

The Presidency has expressed its disappointment with UN Rapporteur Report of violence in Nigeria which it said was silent on intra-group, inter-group and community violence.   The preliminary Statement released by the UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard at the end of her 12-day mission to Nigeria read “Nigeria is a pressure cooker of internal conflicts and generalised violence that must be addressed urgently, with issues ...

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13 US Marines have been formally charged with involvement in human smuggling operations

The US Marine Corps announced on Friday, September 20th that thirteen Marines have been formally charged with involvement in human smuggling operations.   The Marines will face military court proceedings for alleged violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, including failure to obey an order, drunkenness, larceny, perjury and transporting and/or conspiring to transport undocumented immigrants. “Two of the ...

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Former Golden Boy and Man Utd midfielder Anderson retires at 31

  The Brazilian never reached the heights of his early promise and hangs up his boots after a spell in Turkey Turkish club Adana Demirspor have revealed that former Manchester United midfielder Anderson has retired from playing football. The Brazilian moved to Turkey in 2018 but has apparently decided against playing on this season at the age of just 31. According to Adana Demirspor’s chairman Murat Sancak, Anderson ...

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Indian police arrest Nigerian man, Chuka Onwumere for staying illegally in the country

A Nigerian man identified as Chukwa Onwumere Zef, along with a Sri Lankan citizen have been arrested and detained by the Kancheepuram district police near Mamallapuram on charges of staying illegally in India.   The two men were caught during a door-to-door inspection ahead of the informal meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese president Xi Jinping scheduled to take place in ...

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DSS files seven fresh charges against Omoyele Sowore including; ‘treasonable felony and cyberstalking President Buhari’

The Federal Government has slammed a fresh seven-count charge against detained political activist and convener of the RevolutionNow Protest, Omoyele Sowore, accusing him of treason, money laundering and cyberstalking President Buhari.   The case was filed at the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court and it comes 24 hours to the expiration of the 45-day period the court permitted ...

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Apprentice commits suicide three months after boyfriend did same

An apprentice at a tailoring shop in Lagos, Adenike Fatai, committed suicide just three months after her boyfriend identified as Bayo Atanda did same.   The 25-year-old indigene of Kwara State who lived with her mother at Igbekele Street, Iyana Cele bus stop, Shibiri area of Lagos State has reportedly been battling depression since her boyfriend died and she took a poisonous ...

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Kenyan Pastor punished by government for exposing breast of woman he claimed he was delivering from cancer on Live TV (video)

Popular Kenyan televangelist, James Ng’ang’a has been fined by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) over a nude content aired on his Sasa TV free-to-air channel.   The General Overseer of  Neno Evangelism Centre was fined 1 million shilling (N3.4m) for airing the adult content during hours it was restricted on Live TV.  Confirming the “punishment” Pastor James Ng’ang’a was served, CA Director of Public ...

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It is not true that President Buhari doesn’t know how to govern – Osinbajo speaks on why they are yet to deliver their promises

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has countered claims of President Buhari’s failure in governance hindering the fulfillment of promise they made to Nigerians during their campaign.   Speaking at the burial ceremony of Mrs Moroluke Fakoyede, mother of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) Secretary Mr. Ola Olukoyede, which was held at Saint Luke’s Anglican Church in Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti State ...

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Mr Latin and Yinka Quadri sends out last warning to Lizzy Anjorin and Toyin Abraham over social media fight (video)

The President of the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) Bolaji Amusan aka Mr Latin and filmmaker, Yinka Quadri have sent out a last warning to Lizzy Anjorin and Toyin Abraham over their social media showdown which has made headlines in the last few days.   Recall that the actresses’ Instagram outburst stemmed from Lizzy Anjorin’s claim of ...

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Photos: President Buhari meets acting Head of Civil Service, Folashade Yemi-Esan

Barely 48-hours after sending Winifred Oyo-Ita on compulsory leave, President Buhari on Friday September 20th, had a closed door meeting with the Acting Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, at the State House, Abuja.   Yemi-Esan took over from Oyo-Ita, who was asked to proceed on indefinite leave to allow the EFCC conclude its investigation on ...

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‘We will all die and give an account of our lives to our creator’ – Atiku tells Buhari on Supreme court ruling

Former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar in his reaction to the September 11th dismissal of his petition against President Buhari’s election, evoked subtle threats of eternal damnation to all blocking his path.   Atiku who is trying to reclaim his ‘mandate’ from President Buhari by pleading at the presidential tribunal that he had ...

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Reality TV star, TBoss, loses dad

Tboss is currently bereaved as her father, Engr Vincent Idowu, passed away today September 20th.   The former reality TV star’s brother, Christopher, announced the passing of their dad on Instagram this evening. Posting the photo above of their dad, Christopher wrote To say that I’m devastated is an understatement. Rest in peace Dad! We didn’t always agree but I always ...

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Jennifer Lopez recreates history by closing out the Versace show in a replica of her iconic green 2000 Grammy Awards dress

Jennifer Lopez recreated history by wearing a replica of her iconic green 2000 Grammy Awards dress during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020 on Friday, September 20, in Milan, Italy.   The 50-year-old singer walked the runway as she closed out the Versace show in an updated version of the history-making dress which she wore to the Grammys in year 2000. ...

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David de Gea donates £175,000 to Red Cross to help victims of devastating storm which left seven dead and thousands homeless in Spain

Manchester United goalkeeper, David de Gea, has donated a whooping sum of £175,000 to the Red Cross society in Spain to help out victims of violent storm that killed 7 people and has rendered thousands of people homeless.     ‘gota fria’, as the storm was called in Spanish, also led to travel chaos after forcing airports to shut temporarily and ...

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Kwara State Polytechnic expels eight students for exam malpractice (Full List)

Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, has expelled eight of its students for their involvement in examination malpractices, shaming them by publishing their names.   Daramola Olayinka, the Principal Assistant Registrar, said this in a statement on Friday, naming and shaming the students affected. “The authorities of the Kwara State Polytechnic having considered the report of the academic board in respect of ...

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Police recovers N200,000 from mentally challenged woman in Delta (photos)

A mentally challenged woman carrying a huge amount of money which made her a target, has been reunited with her family after police officers from Ekpan Police Divisional Headquarters in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, came to her aid.   The Police led by the Divisional Police Officer SP Ibok Asanaenyi, recovered N200k from the mentally challenged woman identified ...

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Absence of Police witness stalls the trial of Evans ‘the kidnapper’, case adjourned till October 25th

The absence of a police witness on Friday, September 20th stalled the trial of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike otherwise known as ‘Evans‘ at an Ikeja Special Offences Court.   The trial had to be adjourned due to the absence of Insp Idowu Haruna, the Investigation Police Officer (IPO) and a member Inspector General of Police (IGP) Intelligence Response Team.  Informing the court of ...

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Former petroleum ministry director, Grace Taiga arraigned for alleged $20,000 bribe

EFCC has arraigned Grace Taiga, a former director, legal services at the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, on an eight-count charge bothering on bribery.   The anti-corruption agency accused Taiga of receiving $20,000 bribe among other charges. The former director was arraigned before an FCT high court, Abuja. Taiga, during her trial on Friday, September 20th was escorted into the courtroom limping.   The ...

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Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin Foundation roll out cars, scholarship, cash worth N45 Million to workers, others

Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin through his foundation, Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin Foundation (JOFF) recently gave out four cars, scholarship and cash worth N45 million on loyal workers of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry (C.M.D.M), Warri, Delta State, popularly called Mercy City alias ‘The Arena of Solution and Power’ alongside some members who sacrifice the little they have for the work of God ...

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Rape Allegation: Pastor Fatoyinbo asks court to dismiss Busola Dakolo’s rape lawsuit, demands N50m as damages (see court papers)

Founder and Senior pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to dismiss the rape lawsuit filed against him by Busola Dakolo.   The COZA founder who asked for dismissal of the lawsuit on grounds of incompetence and frivolity, also demanded to be awarded N50m as damages.   Pastor Fatoyinbo filed ...

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