Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Jonathan was too small to be president – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that former President Goodluck Jonathan from his first days as President showed he was too small for the office, saying he, Obasanjo, acted more as an opponent of Jonathan than a supporter of Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2015 presidential poll.

Keeping It Real With Adeola - 259 (Sex Scandal: How Apostle Suleman Implicated Himself; Zimbabwe Accepts Goats As School Fees)

This week on Keeping It Real, Abuja airport is back in service after a six-week halt to repair runway.

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari suspends both the Director of National Intelligence Agency, Ayodele Oke, and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, David Babachir Lawal on corruption grounds.

I lost re-election to President Buhari because Obama, Cameron, others backed him - Jonathan

Two years after, former President Goodluck Jonathan has spoken on the loss of his Presidency. He said he lost the 2015 elections to local and international conspiracies. He named the United States, Britain, and France as the conspirators.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

VIDEO: Oba of Lagos shuns Ooni of Ife, refuses to shake his hands

This is the moment the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Aremu Akiolu, humiliates the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, at a public function.

Shocking VIDEO: Nigerian soldier makes man swim in mud water

In this disturbing video, a Nigerian soldier made a man swim in mud water.

Corruption: Court remands ex-Governor Babangida Aliyu in prison

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 arraigned the immediate past Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, and the 2015 governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Umar Nasko, before Justice Aliyu Maiyaki of the Federal High Court sitting in Minna, Niger State on a 6-count charge of fraud to the tune of N3billion.

Biafra leader Nnamdi Kanu granted bail under strict conditions

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, who has been in detention since 2015.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Woman in Lagos arraigned for attempting suicide, faces life imprisonment

A 51-year-old textile dealer at Balogun Market, Titilayo Momoh, who attempted to jump into the lagoon on the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos, was on Monday hauled up before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

North Korea says it is ready to sink US carrier 'with a single strike'

U.S.S. Carl Vinson. Photo credit: Philip Schuyler‏ (Twitter)
North Korea threatened on Sunday to sink a US aircraft carrier cruising towards the tense Korean peninsula, and said it would strike Australia with nuclear weapons if it "blindly" followed its American ally.

#LondonMarathon: Kenya's Mary Keitany breaks a marathon record with 3rd London win

Kenyan runner Mary Keitany broke Paula Radcliffe's women-only marathon world record on Sunday with a third victory in London, while Daniel Wanjiru won the men's race for the first time.

Former Osun State Governor and serving Senator Isiaka Adeleke is dead

The first executive Governor of Osun State and member of the Nigerian Senate, Isiaka Adeleke, is dead.

Sex abuse: South African court denies Nigerian Pastor bail

South Africa's Magistrate Court has denied bail to Nigerian Pastor Tim Omotosho who was arraigned for alleged sexual abuse of 30 female members of his congregation.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Nigerian pastor arrested for sex with 30 church members in South Africa (VIDEO)

Popular Durban televangelist Timothy Omotoso. Photo credit: HeraldLIVE
Nigerian pastor Tim Omotoso who allegedly sexually exploited more than 30 girls has been arrested at the Port Elizabeth Airport in South Africa.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

30 football fans electrocuted in Calabar while watching Man United match

More than 30 people are feared dead at a football viewing centre in Calabar, the Cross River State capital after being electrocuted by a high tension cable that reportedly fell on them.

Woman locks lips with brand new KIA Optima for 50 hours to win car (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Dilini Jayasuriya, a 30-year-old woman from Austin, Texas, recently won a brand new 2017 KIA Optima LX after kissing it continuously for 50 hours in a “Kiss a KIA” contest.

After 3 months, Cameroon's President orders internet restoration in English-speaking regions

Photo credit: President Paul Biya (Twitter)
Cameroon's President Paul Biya has ordered the resumption of internet services in two English-speaking regions which were hit by anti-government protests earlier this year, BBC Afrique reports.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Meningitis epidemic kills 745 in Nigeria - government

Suspected meningitis epidemic in Nigeria has killed 745 people, a rise of over 250 in just over a week, the federal government said on Wednesday.

Buhari suspends SGF Babachir Lawal, DG of National Intelligence Agency

Mr David Babachir Lawal. Photo credit: The Whistler
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into the allegations of violations of law and due process made against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr David Babachir Lawal, in the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE).

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Zimbabwe okays payment of school fees with goats

Zimbabwean state authorities say local people can now offer livestock like goats or perform some work at schools as a way of paying school fees for children.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Keeping It Real With Adeola - 258 (How Treasury Looters Are Destroying The Future Of Nigerians)

This week on Keeping It Real, EFCC discovers another $50 million abandoned in an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos. Adeola addresses how treasury looters are destroying the future of Nigerians.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Looters hiding stolen funds in forests, burial grounds – Nigerian govt

The Nigerian government says its anti-corruption agencies have been inundated with information of how looters have resorted to burying stolen funds in their backyards, deep forests and burial grounds.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Dino Melaye escapes death as gunmen invade his house

Senator Dino Melaye escaped death by the whiskers as gunmen invaded his house in the early hours of Saturday at Ayetoro-Gbede in Kogi State.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Mystery man pays N42 million tithe to Benue church, stirs controversy

Pastor Frederick Ikyaan (left) with his wife
A man whose identity has been shielded by a local church in Makurdi, has shocked church members with a tithe offering of N42 million.

Church in Congo where they drink beer to 'cast out demons' (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

 A church which “casts out demons” by drinking beer during service continues to expand in Congo’s economic capital, Pointe Noire.

Untold Story of the N13billion recovered from Ikoyi, Lagos apartment

The $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from an Ikoyi apartment in Lagos was a discreet allocation released to the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) for major but covert security projects, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.

48 hours later, seized $43.45 million has no owner yet

Forty eight hours after, no one has come out to claim the record $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 cash haul ever seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Thursday, April 13, 2017

US drops largest ever “mother of all bombs” on ISIS target in Afghanistan

This 2003 Pentagon handout shows a Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb, which the US deployed in combat for the first time in Afghanistan
The US military on Thursday dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever deployed in combat, targeting an Islamic State complex in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Keeping It Real With Adeola - 257 (Meningitis Kills 489 in Nigeria, Governor Blames God & Fornicators)

        This week on Keeping It Real, meningitis has killed 489. Meanwhile, the governor of Zamfara says it is an act of God to punish fornicators.

A 23-year-old man, Tope Abiodun, has been sentenced to death by hanging for stealing a cell phone five years ago.

EFCC uncovers another stash of $43.4m, N23.2m, £27,800 in Ikoyi apartment (PHOTOS)

The whistle blowing policy of the Federal Government is paying off positively as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today stormed a residential building in the 7th Floor of a four - bedroom apartment at Osborne Towers located at 16, Osborne road Ikoyi, Lagos, where a humongous find of foreign currencies and Naira notes to the tune of $43.4m, £27,800 and N23.2m was uncovered.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Nigeria meningitis outbreak death toll hits 489

Nigerian government says it needs more than $1 billion for vaccines to eradicate meningitis epidemic in the five most affected northern states, as the death toll has climbed to 489, the minister of health, Issac Adewole, said on Tuesday.