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Tuesday 31 December 2019

After a three-year manhunt, Lagos police finally arrests 23-year old driver for stealing employer’s car

A driver identified as Williams Kwaghve, 23, who allegedly absconded with his employer’s Toyota Camry Car with Reg. Number SMK 153 DP same day he was employed has been arrested at a hideout in Lagos after about three years of Police manhunt.

The suspect who hails from Benue State, North Central Nigeria was arrested by the police from the Ikoyi Division, Lagos following a tip off.

Police alleged that the incident occurred on 14 February, 2017 when the complainant, Abdullahi Jelili, reported to the Divisional Police Officer, DPO in charge of Ikoyi Division, Lagos, CSP Tijani Mustapha N’aaba that he gave his Toyota Camry Car valued N1.5M to the driver for commercial purpose on 14 February, 2017 and that since then he has not set his eyes on him and the car.

He said the suspect immediately he disappeared switched off his phone. Following the report, N’abba directed his team led by Inspector Tope Ijatuyi to fish out the driver and recover the car. The police team eventually arrested the driver at a hideout in Lagos after about three years of manhunt.

During investigation, according to the police, the suspect allegedly confessed to the crime and said that he sold the car off to a strange buyer and that he deliberately secured the job with the complainant to steal his vehicle. The suspect was charged before the Igbosere Chief Magistrates Court on a two count charge of stealing.

Police prosecuting counsel, Inspector Rosemary Ehimegbe told the court in charge No N/61/2019 that the accused committed the offence on 14 February, 2017 at Falomo, Lagos.

Ehimegbe said that the accused stole his employer’s Toyota car and sold it off at a give away price and escaped before he was arrested after about three years of police manhunt. She said the offences the accused committed were punishable under sections 411 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and magistrate I.O Osibanjo granted him N100, 000 bail with two sureties in like sum one of who must be a clergy. Osibanjo adjourned the case till 28 January, 2020 for mention and ordered that the defendant be kept in Ikoyi correctional center till he perfected the bail conditions.

Nigerian visa applicant jailed for filing fake document with US Embassy

A Nigerian visa applicant has been handed a jail sentence after being arraigned for presenting a forged letter of invitation to the officials at the United States Embassy in Lagos.

38-year-old Lukman Owolabi Ogunsuada who presented the fake letter to secure B1 and B2 Visa categories, was found guilty of the two count charges of forgery preferred against him by the police at the special fraud unit (PSFU) Ikoyi.

Before the court judgement in the trial which spanned for three years, the convict confessed to editing the original letter of invitation with his phone and inserting his name. Ogunsuada said he thought the embassy officials won't be able to detect that the letter of invitation was forged.

Chief Magistrate N. A Layeni of Apapa Magistrates Court sentenced Ogunsuada to one year imprisonment or alternatively to a fine of N100, 000 and 200 hours community service in count one of the charge. He was also handed a fine of N20,000 in count two of the charges. The sentence is expected to run concurrently.

Ray J and Princess Love welcome their second child (video)

Ray J and Princess Love put the drama of the past weeks behind them and have now welcomed their second child, a baby boy.

Ray J made this announcement on Twitter, writing: "I love you @mzprincesslove so proud of you. Strongest women in the world and the mother of my children."

He also shared a link to a family video that showed them and their daughter, Melody Love bonding over Christmas as they prepared to welcome the newest addition to their family.

Towards the end of the video, Ray is seen carrying his daughter as he and Princess Love arrived at the hospital for the delivery of their baby. He changed into his scrubs while Princess Love was prepped for delivery and was seen being wheeled into the delivery room.

"New baby alert" was written in caption of the video.

The spirit did not bring any money - Prophet who aided in killing and eating of LASU final year student

Segun Philip, the white-garment church Prophet who colloborated with Adeeko Owolabi and his mother Bola in killing of a final-year student of the Lagos State University (LASU) Favour Daley-Oladele, has revealed that the money-ritual they embarked on did not work out.

The Pastor disclosed that he went through the money ritual process with Owolabi without the knowledge of his mother upon being paraded before newsmen.

He said;

“What Owolabi and I discussed is that when they use the concoction once, the money will come once, but his mother doesn’t know that; we just told her that when she uses it, she will be receiving contracts from everywhere.

“But the spirit did not bring money at all, the ritual did not work."

23-year-old Owolabi who expressed regrets over the sad act, said;

“There was a well there already which the church was planning on using but they abandoned it for years. It was there we put the remaining part of her body then I covered it with sand.

Owolabi said that “my dad has lost his job for some years and my mum has been the one helping the family; she also lost her job, but she started doing some contract jobs. After some time, she stopped receiving contracts.

“From that day, I started regretting my action, even before we were arrested.”

The emotional father of the money ritual victim, said they all looked forward to Favour becoming the first female graduate in the house.

He said;

“It is quite emotional, having raised that girl for that number of years; Favour happens to be a golden girl to the family. We waited for some years before having her, she went to school and when we envisaged that in a few months, she will be going for her NYSC, and start celebrating a female graduate in the house, then some people conspire to kill her is touching.

“All we want is justice for Favour and I believe it will serve as a deterrent to others who are in this kind of thing."

Mariah Carey becomes first artist in history to have a number one song in four different decades

After topping the charts for the last few weeks with her trademark holiday hit, "All I Want For Christmas Is You," Mariah will remain number one for another week and that will officially make her the first artist in history to have a number one song in four different decades.

The 49-year-old singer on Monday became the first-ever performer to score singles that hit the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 list over four decades - the 1990s, 2000s, 2010s and 2020s.

The song's number one status for the third consecutive week comes for the week of January 4, 2020, making her the first performer of the decade to lead the chart, Billboard said Monday.

The Grammy-winning singer first released the Christmas Classic in 1994 on her album Merry Christmas, and re-released it this year with an updated video to coincide with its 25th anniversary.

25 years after its release, the song's path to the top spot is the longest in the history of the chart.

It hit the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 for the weeks of December 21 and December 28, and also set holiday streaming records, according to Billboard.

With the number one hit, Mariah surpassed a list of artists who had past achieved the feat in three decades: Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Usher.

Carey has now racked up 19 number one hits over the course of her career, garnering her first number one hit with Vision of Love in August of 1990, just eight months short of another decade in the 1980s. Carey has also had 10 songs to remain at number one for three or more weeks - surpassing The Beatles and Rihanna in another record-setting feat - according to the outlet.

Donald Trump and Barack Obama tied as the most admired men US for 2019 while Michelle Obama is the most admired woman - New Gallup Poll

A new Gallup survey released on Monday, December 30th found President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama tied as the most admired man of 2019.

However, Trump’s wife Melania failed to match the popularity of Obama’s wife, Michelle, who was named as the most admired woman for the second year. She had 10 percent of respondents naming her, down from 15 percent last year. Melania Trump came in second at 5 percent.

This is the first year Trump has risen to the top spot in the annual survey and the 12th year for Obama. Each was named by 18 percent of respondents to the open-ended survey conducted December 2-15.

Obama tied former President Dwight Eisenhower for the most times named as most admired man since the survey began in 1948.

The survey reflected the political divide in the nation, with 41 percent of Democrats naming Obama and 45 percent of Republicans naming Trump. The results also reflect Trump’s rise in popularity, with a 45 percent job approval rating up from 40 percent in 2018 and 36 percent in 2017, Gallup noted.

The incumbent president has taken the top spot in 58 of the 72 prior Gallup polls. Other men in the Top 10 this year were former President Jimmy Carter, businessman Elon Musk, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Pope Francis, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, California Rep. Adam Schiff, the Dalai Lama and investor Warren Buffett, though none earned mentions from more than 2 percent of respondents.

Among women, talk show host Oprah Winfrey, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg tied with mentions from 3 percent of respondents, followed by Queen Elizabeth II, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.

BBNaija's Frodd reminisces on the past couple of years and how he depleted his savings until he had to beg

As the year 2019 comes to an end and a new one is about to begin, former Big Brother Naija reality star, Frodd took to Instagram to reminisce.

He narrated how he came into Lagos from Aba at the start of 2016 with enough money. His plan was to travel abroad in a few months. He got a house in Lekki and also got a car. Soon his savings depleted and he had to move to an area where the houses are cheaper. By 2018, he had little money left and had to move to an even cheaper neighborhood.

He said it got to a point where he had to beg from his more successful friends to survive.

He eventually "embraced God" and spoke positively into his life.

His fortune changed this year after he got into the Big Brother Naija reality show.

He wrote:

I remember Feb 13 2016, I returned to Lagos from Aba with the intentions of spending a few months and leaving the country , then life happened. I can vividly remember staying in lekki phase 1 and driving my first car ? forming Porsche boy , careless as a youth and lost in the minute , my savings went low and I had to move further down to Ikate . I felt cool and in control but I didn’t have a relationship with my creator still and I couldn’t do much for my self and things didn’t improve in 2017 . Again , I had to move further down to sangotedo with intentions to manage my self and grow financially. A lot was beginning to happen all at once and it seemed as if mine was the worst case , I know how much stories of success I heard within this period . Small thing
Phone rings : Frodd , Olu don buy house
Phone rings : Frodd , Jide don marry !
Phone rings : Guy how far , wetin you Dey do now self , When e be your turn guy . Show Dubai work Dey this side
Outgoing call to successful friends :
Bro what’s up , I fit see 5k for your hand , make I take hold brother ?
Response : Brother e no Dey at all It felt like God had forsaken me , maybe putting me through some punishment for being ungrateful for life .
I embraced God and told him how much I accepted whatever was happening , and I spoke positivity into my life , to carry my head up always and move slow and steady on the bumpy journey ‘ if that is how my grace would find me . My trials, my hustle , my cry , my prayers , my fights , my plea were all answered this year in the most unimaginable way . I thank God for my 2019 , you have been a huge blessing to me . Gratitude is a must because I see shege, Chai I suffer , I hear weeeeennnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.
I am proud of the journey so far . I am thankful for where I am now , my fellow BBN HM’s , My Family , The most caring Fan Base ever . Never allow the journey of life to bend you , fight adulthood pressure with cruise .
Let this inspire you my faves .. God has a plan for you my faves .
Thank you 2019 , 2020 we embrace more ever flowing grace .
Don’t ? Beliving
Never say Never
Affirm that you are a grace bound • BE UNBOTHERED •

Monday 30 December 2019

Anna Banner deactivates her Instagram account after sharing loved up photo with Flavour

Anna Banner has deactivated her Instagram account hours after she shared a loved up photo with her baby daddy, Flavour.

The mother of one took to Instagram yesterday December 29 to share a loved up photo of the singer carrying her at beach.

A quick check on Instagram revealed that the photo Anna Banner shared is an old one as Flavour was spotted in same beach shorts at same beach in August 2019.

The former Beauty Queen however deactivated her Instagram account which has over 274k followers, shortly after she shared the loved up photo.

Goodluck Jonathan visits soldier injured during gunmen’s attack at his Bayelsa home

Former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife Patience on Sunday December 29, visited a soldier who was injured during the gunmen attack at his residence in Otuoke, Bayelsa state.

During the visit at the hospital where Lance Corporal Umar Muttaka was receiving treatment, the former President commended him and other security operatives over the bravery they exhibited during the attack. He stated that they stood firm and fought for the interest and security of the nation.

It was gathered that the injured soldier is responding to treatment as security has been beefed up at the residence of the former President, both in Yenagoa and Otuoke since the attack.

Female producers also demand sex from actors for movie roles - Actor Olusola Michael

Nollywood actor and filmmaker, Olusola Michael has revealed that actors are also victims of sex for movie roles pressure.

In an interview with Sunday Tribune, Olusola disclosed that most actors have been hiding the abuses they've been subjected to by female producers.

According to him, this might be because people hardly believe that male actors also face sexual harassment from female actors and female producers. He also alleged that the new crop of actresses in the movie industry are only seeking for fame and hookups.

Olusola said;

“Most people hardly believe that male actors also face sexual harassment from female actors and female producers. That’s the reality most male actors have been hiding .

"There are cases of female producers insisting to go down with a male actor before involving such actor in their projects . In the same vein, we have actresses who are always here and there as far as men matter is concerned”.

Between Atiku Abubakar and his son Mustapha after Chelsea and Arsenal's match

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and his son Mustapha had a hilarious exchange on Twitter just after Chelsea defeated Arsenal in a premier league match played at Emirates Stadium today December 29.

The Presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party in the 2019 general election was quite happy when Aubameyang opened up the scoreline for Arsenal in the match. He however slowed down after Arsenal lost the match following two quick goals Chelsea players, Jorginho and Tammy Abraham scored in the last 7 minutes of the match.

Here is the exchange between Atiku Abubakar and his son below;

Joint team of Customs and Army officers allegedly break into shops in Yaba to allegedly confiscate okirika (video)

A joint team of Customs and Army officers have been accused of allegedly breaking into shops at Popo Street in Yaba, Lagos to allegedly confiscate second-hand clothings popularly known as Okirika.

According to eyewitnesses, the incident occurred on Sunday December 29 while most owners of the shops are away for the Christmas holiday.

Facebook user, Onyekachi Titus who shared the story wrote;

See wot is happing in my street right now at yaba Lagos popo street custom and army come to our street were dey are selling okirika dey break all d shop and parking store and parks d hole bell of okirika and move dem away dis morning been 29-12-2019

'Stop rejecting gunshot victims' - Lagos State warns hospitals

The Lagos State Government has strongly appealed to all health care providers, including public and private health facilities operating in the State to stop the trend of rejecting gunshot victims and other trauma patients on the excuse of requiring a police report or the need to provide evidence of funds before commencing treatment.

The State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi who issued these statements on Sunday, December 29th while reacting to investigations by the Ministry of Health revealing that some health facilities in the State are in the habit of rejecting or delaying care to trauma victims which has in some cases resulted in avoidable loss of lives, noted that several times such patients are not in a position to discuss the incidence or finance and are often brought in by good Samaritans.

He urged hospitals, health centres and clinics to offer immediate comprehensive care to gunshot victims and other trauma patients without let or hindrance in line with the Federal Compulsory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshot Act, 2017.

“These deaths would have been avoided if health care providers were conversant with the Compulsory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshot Act, 2017 which stipulates that victims of gunshot and traumatic accidents should receive immediate treatment when presenting to healthcare facilities”, the Commissioner stated.

He noted that health care providers hold it duty bound according to their professional oaths to first save lives by offering immediate attention to any patient requiring urgent critical and lifesaving supportive care before any other considerations.

“Such critical care should include where necessary all measures to stabilize the patient before onward referral to more equipped facilities. Simple procedures such as attempts to arrest bleeding or intravenous fluids could make all the difference to saving life,” Abayomi said.

The Commissioner explained that the Compulsory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshot Act makes provisions for obligatory treatment and care for victims of gunshots stressing that the law stipulates that a person with a gunshot wound shall be received for immediate and adequate treatment by any hospital in Nigeria.

“With this Act, it has become legally wrong for healthcare providers to delay attending to victims of gunshots and any other trauma under any circumstances. It is in this wise that I want to make it clear that the Lagos State Government will not hesitate to explore this law and to apply suitable sanctions against facilities that contravene the principle and body of the act,” Abayomi stated.

While noting that the primary concern of the Act borders on access to prompt medical care, the Commissioner averred that the sanctity of human life should be the first consideration for any healthcare provider irrespective of circumstances leading to incident involving the trauma victim.

Police arrest 2 men in military camouflage for hijacking petrol tanker in Lagos

Two members of a gang which allegedly hijacked a truck carrying 40,000 litres of petrol have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command.

The arrested suspects have been identified as 37-year-old Charles Obilomo and 35-year-old Osita Onyeka and it was gathered that four other members of the gang which hijacked the DAF truck by intercepting the driver at a bad spot on the Mile-2 Oshodi expressway on December 28, escaped with bullet wounds.

The truck's driver, 42-year-old Muhammadu Mande and his 34-year-old conductor Lawal Usman were reportedly kept in another car with four other members of the gang at gun point and were heading to an unknown destination before they were intercepted by a police patrol team at Itire.

Lagos State's police spokesperson, Bala Elkana disclosed that the arrest was effected after police operatives from Itire Division led by the Divisional Police Officer, SP Barkfur Kromkyes were tipped off by a reliable source.

He said;

“The two suspects in police custody, Charles Obllomo and Osita Onyeka took possession of the truck. The driver and his conductor were sandwiched by the four men in military uniform in the Toyota Corolla. The truck was driving behind the Toyota Corolla and heading to an unknown destination before it was intercepted by the Police.

“According to the driver, he initially thought the hijackers were military men on stop and search duty until they started beating him and his conductor and threatened to kill them if they refuse to follow their orders. The two suspects were arrested in the truck and taken to the station. The four suspects in military uniforms escaped with bullet wounds after a fierce battle with the police. The truck and the Toyota Corolla were recovered and moved to the police station.

“Two pairs of vehicle plate numbers and military caps were recovered in the Corolla. The truck containing the PMS was handed over to the owner, Sani Samaila."

Saturday 28 December 2019




SHOW DATE: 27/12//2019



Update: Wife of Redeemed Pastor who drowned with their two kids in a Spanish pool, opens up

A heartbroken Nigerian-British woman, Olubunmi Diya whose two children and husband drowned at a Costa Del Sol hotel in Spain has opened up saying they all knew how to swim.

She said she believes ‘something was wrong with the pool’. Olubunmi’s husband Gabriel and children Comfort and Praise-Emmanuel died in the Spanish pool on Christmas Eve after Comfort got into difficulty in the water.

Nine year-old Comfort was the one dragged who dragged the two others into the pool, after she began to struggle in the water. According to reports, she slipped and was unable to regain her footing, she began to drift towards the deep end of the six-and-a-half feet pool at holiday resort Club La Costa World near Fuengirola at 2pm.

Praise-Emmanuel, 16, jumped into the pool followed by their father Gabriel after hearing the screams of their 14-year-old daughter Favour, who had been playing with Comfort moments beforehand.

READ: RCCG pastor, son and daughter drown inside a pool in Spain (photos)

It was initially reported that the trio, who lived in Charlton, south east London, did not know how to swim properly, but the mother told Sky News on Friday, December 27th that something must have been ‘wrong with the pool that made swimming difficult’ because her husband and children all knew how to swim.

Mrs Diya’s comments contradicted earlier reports quoting her surviving daughter, Favour, who claimed the family didn’t know how to swim. Autopsy reports meanwhile said the three family members died by drowning.

Late Pastor Diya was head of Open Heavens, a London branch of the Redeemed Christian Church of God network. He also ran his own property business. His widow, an assistant pastor, is a systems analyst who owns her own software firm.

Teenager kills 'paedophile priest who abused him' by ramming a crucifix down his throat

A teenager has been arrested for brutally killing a suspected paedophile priest.

19-year -old Alexandre V., who is alleged to have been abused by the priest, rammed a crucifix down the throat of 91-year-old Catholic priest Roger Matassoli before suffocating him to death at his home in Agnetz, Oise, northern France.

Police who were called to the scene found the lifeless body of the priest with signs of torture on his body and appearing to have suffered asphyxiation at his home on November 4.

According to Mail Online, Alexandre V. was arrested as he tried to escape in the father's car and has since been charged with torture, murder, and resisting arrest. Alexandre V is currently being held at the hospital due to psychiatric problems.

Before the brutal killing, the clergyman had been accused of sexually abusing at least four boys, including Alexandre and his father, between 1960 and 2000.

After a series of allegations were made against Fr.Roger Matassoli, he was transferred from the diocese of Clermont in 1967, and the diocese of Saint-Andre-Farivillers in 1984 before he was taken to Agnetz.

It was also reported that the suspect's father Stephane's killed himself when he learned about the abuse, and Alexandre also attempted to kill himself following the abuse.

French authorites are now expected to investigate the case based on the hypothesis that this was an act of revenge because Alexandre has repeatedly told investigators that he has no recollection of the events.

Kwara State government takes over land belonging to ex-Senate President, Bukola Saraki's late father

The Kwara State Government has taken over a piece of land owned by the Saraki Family in Ilorin saying it will be used for a new secretariat for civil servants.

Chief Press Secretary to Kwara Governor, Rafiu Ajakaiye announced the decision Friday, December 27th saying the land was originally meant for Government Secretariat and parking space of the Civil Service Clinic, but was unlawfully allocated to a private firm, Asa Investments Limited, without any record of payment to the state government.

Part of the land, situated beside the Civil Service Clinic, is also right in front of late Dr Olusola Saraki’s residence. The senior Saraki built a house and named it ‘Ile Arugbo’ (elderly peoples’ home).

According to the statement, no certificate of occupancy was issued in favour of Asa Investments Limited. The statement explained that the government has now made provisions for the secretariat in the 2020 budget, although its construction will spill over to 2021.

“Hundreds of civil servants still operate from rented apartments at a huge cost to the government. The new secretariat, once completed in 2021, will definitely go a long way to end this unhealthy trend as well as provide a more conducive and decent working environment for government workers,” the statement said.

Ajakaiye added that Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has signed an instrument withdrawing the allocation of plots of land 1, 3 and 5 to the firm. He said that the said land was unlawfully appropriated contrary to the purpose for which it was meant.

The spokesman added that the governor’s decision followed a resolution of the State House of Assembly urging him to reclaim the land because it was arbitrarily taken over in the 1990s without any evidence of payment by the company, even though the land was meant for public use.

The governor noted in the revocation order that the land was originally meant for the construction of another phase of the Kwara State Civil Service Secretariat and a parking space for both the civil service clinic and the secretariat.

The revocation order read: “In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 5 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) 1999 and Section 1 and 28 of the Land Use Act Cap. L.5 of 2004 and all other powers enabling me in that behalf, I, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Governor of Kwara State of Nigeria, give the following notice:

“The Notice may be cited as the Land Use (Revocation of Right of Occupancy and withdrawal of allocation) Notice, 2019. Allocation of plots of land 1, 3 and 5 TPS/MISC 129 to Asa Investment (Nig) Ltd. which is meant for the Kwara State Secretariat.

“The land, specifically and more described in survey No. KwSH 927 and Land/G1071 situated and lying beside Civil Service Clinic on Ilofa Road Ilorin, Kwara State, is hereby revoked and withdrawn for overriding public interest for use of the purpose it is originally meant for:

“The construction of Kwara State Secretariat; parking space for civil service clinic and the Kwara State Secretariat and annex to the Civil Service when upgraded to a hospital. That the plots allocated are hereby declared void. Notice is therefore given to you, Asa Investments Nigeria Limited, that the plots of land 1, 3 and 5 TPS/MISC 129 allocated to you and any title on the land whatsoever are hereby revoked and the allocation is withdrawn for overriding public interest,” it read in part.

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury rematch announced for February 22 in Las Vegas

The rematch for Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury boxing clash has been confirmed to take place in Las Vegas on Saturday, February 22, 2020

This comes a year after the first bout between the WBC champion Wilder and the British heavyweight ended in a draw at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Wilder confirmed the rematch in a tweet saying: "After February 22nd there will be no more unanswered questions. I will finish what I started, and this time Tyson Fury will not be getting up off that canvas so quickly.

"I've proven myself time and time again and I will do it again in February."

The 31-year-old added in a statement: 'There's no more ducking and diving. The date has been set, and the 'Bomb Squad' is about to be securely detonated and the real champion crowned as the world watches on for the most anticipated fight in years.

'This is unfinished business for me, but come February 22, this dosser will finally get what's coming to him, and I can't wait!'

'I promise my fans that there won't be any controversy with this one. I'm going to finish it,' Wilder said. 'There will be no more unanswered questions. I will finish what I started and, this time, Tyson Fury will not be getting up off that canvas so quickly. I've proven myself time and time again and I will do it again.'

British pop star, George Michael's sister Melanie Panayiotou found dead on Christmas day

George Michael's sister Melanie Panayiotou was found dead on Christmas Day, exactly three years after the British pop star died.

"We can confirm that very tragically Melanie has passed away suddenly. We would simply ask that the family's privacy be respected at this very sad time" the family's lawyer, John Reid, said in a statement on Friday, December 27th.

London's Metropolitan Police said emergency services were called to a home in north London on Wednesday evening due to "reports of the sudden death of a woman, aged in her 50s. The death is not being treated as suspicious by police" the statement said, adding that the coroner will compile a report into the circumstances surrounding her death.

Panayiotou's death came three years after Michael, 53, died suddenly in 2016 on Christmas Day. He left behind a catalogue of hits, including "Careless Whisper" and "Faith," and the Wham! tracks"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" and "Last Christmas."

Friday 27 December 2019

More stunning photos from 9ice and Sunkanmi's court and traditional wedding

The traditional engagement and court wedding of singer 9ice to the mother of one of his children, Olasunkanmi, took place on December 26th.

See more lovely photos from both ceremonies below...

My attackers must be arrested and prosecuted – Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria’s former President, Goodluck Jonathan has called for the arrest and prosecution of gunmen who attacked his home in Otuoke, Bayelsa, South South Nigeria.

He also thanked Nigerians for the continuing show of solidarity and sympathy following the Christmas eve attack by unknown gunmen in his country home in Otuoke, Bayelsa State.

The former President who stated this while conducting sympathisers round the scene of the attack on Friday also commended the Nigerian military for their gallantry in repelling the attack by engaging the assailants in a fierce gun duel that unfortunately claimed the life of a soldier.

Jonathan noted that since the assailants attacked his marine security post on December 24, 2019 many Nigerians of different social status, including President Muhammadu Buhari, state Governors and political party leaders as well as foreigners had either visited him or called to express their heartfelt sympathy over the unfortunate attack in his house.

He also reiterated his call on the concerned security authorities to expose and bring the criminals to book as a means of ensuring that such dare-devil criminality did not happen again in his community or any other place in the country.

On December 24, 019, the assailants had stormed Jonathan’s country home in about five engine boats and attacked the marine security post located within the periphery of the residence at about 1:30 am on Tuesday and sought to take control of a gunboat belonging to the military.

They were however resisted by gallant soldiers who engaged them in a firefight. The gunmen who couldn’t stand the firepower of the military were forced to beat a retreat.

Wednesday 25 December 2019

GUITARGAL - MAYOKA (Official Video)

Watch the official music video for GUITARGAL 'MAYOKA'.
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Lerris Paris – Ese (Remix) ft. Don Cliff X Olebesa 4Sale X One Touch X Wella B

Lerris Paris Entertainment Boss, Presents the remix of his latest track which he titled, ESE”, Features, Don Cliff X Olebesa 4Sale X One Touch X Wella B.
 DOWNLOAD MP3: Lerris Paris – Ese (Remix) ft.  Don Cliff X Olebesa 4Sale X One Touch X Wella B

Simi Esiri shares family Christmas card photo without Dr Sid in it

Simi Esiri, wife of singer Dr Sid, this morning shared this family Christmas card photo with the singer conspicuously absent in it. Simi is pictured above with their daughters, Sidney and Sarah.

Ex-BBN housemate, Bassey shares loved up photo with his wife

Bassey Ekpeyong, a 2017 housemate of Big Brother Naija reality show seems to have confirmed his marriage to his rumoured fiancee with a new photo he shared on social media.

The reality show star took to Instagram to share a loved up photo with his wife as he wished everyone a Merry Christmas.

Bassey wrote;

Merry Christmas from me and mine. To You and Yours. May all the blessings that come with the season locate you in God’s comfort.

Abba Kyari, Fayemi and two ministers fought for release of Sowore and Dasuki - FFK

Former Minister of Aviation and People's Democratic Party Chieftain, Femi Fani-Kayode has hinged the release of Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement and Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA) on the convincing efforts of four individuals in the Buhari-led administration.

According to Femi Fani-Kayode, Abba Kyari, Buhari’s chief of staff; Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation; Kayode Fayemi, chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF); and Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation were able to convince President Buhari to release both men detained by the Department of State Services.

His tweet read;

“I can tell you authoritatively that 4 people fought from within to get Dasuki & Sowore released & eventually managed to convince Buhari. They are Abba Kyari, Malami, Hadi Sirika and Kayode Fayemi. They represent the liberal and cerebal wing of the Buhari Govt. & I commend them."

Ghanaian music executive, Ogidi Brown whose relationship with his former artiste Fameye went sour, has reportedly signed a new artist to his record label.

The new signing was however trailed with mixed reactions after a bottle of Schnapps and eggs were spotted on the table the agreement was signed.

Local news platforms reported that Ogidi Brown brought the Schnapps and eggs to invoke curses on any of his partners who will renegade after the agreement has been signed. While some Ghanaians condemned him for allegedly being too fetish and extreme, others fully agreed with him and endorsed his actions.

Ghanaian music executive, Ogidi Brown whose relationship with his former artiste Fameye went sour, has reportedly signed a new artist to his record label.

The new signing was however trailed with mixed reactions after a bottle of Schnapps and eggs were spotted on the table the agreement was signed.

Local news platforms reported that Ogidi Brown brought the Schnapps and eggs to invoke curses on any of his partners who will renegade after the agreement has been signed. While some Ghanaians condemned him for allegedly being too fetish and extreme, others fully agreed with him and endorsed his actions.