South African anti-apartheid figure, Andrew Mlangeni, who stood trial alongside Nelson Mandela in the 1963-64 Rivonia Trial, has died at the age of 95. Mlangeni's death was announced on Wednesday, July 22. He was the last surviving Rivonia trialist, spending more than a quarter of a century imprisoned on Cape Town’s notorious Robben Island before his release in 1989.
Gabon President Ali Bongo on Thursday, July 16, promoted his defence minister, Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda to prime minister, making her the first woman in the country to hold the office of Prime Minister. Her appointment was announced by the Secretary-General of the Presidency, Jean-Yves Teal.
Liz Anjorin has insisted that she's her husband's only legal wife and the other women her husband was pictured getting intimate with are the works of "haters". She said she has known her husband for 14 years and she knows "all of his activities" including "who he has dated and been with". She added that he just lives alone in his apartment and he doesn't have the strength to keep two wives, let alone 6 wives.
Nigerians have taken social media to react to the video of the NDDC acting managing director, Professor Kenebradikumo Pondei, fainting at the House of Representatives' investigative panel today July 20.
NDDC boss says N641m was paid to a company to employ people to identify the commission's projects; fails to account for N536m budgeted for another project (video)
Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei, acting managing director of the NDDC, today disclosed that the Commission under his stewardship, paid N641 million to one Clear Point communication, to help employ persons to help identify projects being executed by the commission in the region. When asked to explain what the money was paid for and if it was budgeted for, Pondei said the money was paid to Clear Point Communications for a variety of purposes all related to the Forensic audit.
Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, today July 20, disclosed that most of the contracts in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) are given to members of the National Assembly.
Recovered vehicles were auctioned to Presidential Villa and ministries – Suspended EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu says
Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, has told the Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential panel investigating his activities as chairman of the antigraft commission, that some of the vehicles recovered from looters were auctioned to the Presidential Villa, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development as well as the Federal Inland Revenue Services and other agencies.
37-year-old rap queen, Nicki Minaj is expecting their first child. Minaj made the announcement on Monday, July 20, by sharing her baby bump photos on Instagram and it came with the caption "#Preggers."In another photo shared on her Instagram page, a blue-haired Minaj stands and was also spotted cradling her bump.
He has been sick for two weeks – NDDC management speaks on its acting MD, Keme Pondei fainting at the House of Reps panel
The management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says the acting Managing Director of its interim management committee, Prof. Keme Pondei, has been ill for two weeks now and that he ignored his doctors’ advice not to attend the investigative hearing of the House of Representatives today July 20.
Speaker of the house of representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has stated that the acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Kemebradikumo Pondei, will no longer appear before the panel probing him and the agency. Recall that Pondei was enmeshed in a drama today July 20, after fainting at the venue of the probe.
The funeral of President Buhari's ally, Isa Funtua, took place in Abuja today July 21. Isa died in an Abuja hospital of a heart attack on Monday, July 20.
President Buhari says the death of one of his closest ally, Ismaila Isa Funtua, has created a huge gap. Funtua died at an Abuja hospital on Monday night, July 20 after suffering a massive heart attack. In a statement released by his media aide, Garba Shehu, President Buhari said the deceased stood by him during his political journey.
Jude Bellingham becomes world's most-expensive 17-year-old after joining Borussia Dortmund in a £25m deal
Borussia Dortmund has unveiled the signing of Jude Bellingham from Birmingham in a £25million deal. The English footballer, who plays as a midfielder has now become the world's most expensive 17-year-old, following his deal to the German club. It is believed Bellingham will earn £52,000 a week after penning the bumper contract which will likely see his former club earn in excess of £30m should certain performance targets be met.
Breaking: NDDC acting MD passes out while testifying before House of Representatives Probe panel (video)
Kemebradikumo Pondei, acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), passed out while giving an account of his stewardship at the investigative panel of the House of Representatives Committee probing the commission today July 20.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has unveiled the identity of the secondary school classmate who knocked down Tolulope Arotile, Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot. Ibikunle Daramola, air force spokesman gave the name of the man as Nehemiah Adejoh and also disclosed that he and two other civilians were at the Nigerian Air Force base in Kaduna to visit the wife of a squadron leader. He further revealed that Tolulope Arotile was awaiting deployment for her next assignment when the sad incident occurred.
"I’m his legal wife" Liz Anjorin says as it's revealed her new husband has 5 other wives and multiple kids
Liz Anjorin and her new husband have spoken about their love for a new interview granted after their quiet wedding. They spoke about their relationship, why it took them 14 years to get married, and why they had a quiet wedding. This comes after it was revealed that Liz's husband, Lateef Adegboyega Lawal, has 5 wives and multiple kids.
Actress Liz Anjorin is married. The entrepreneur, who has a daughter from a previous relationship, had her traditional wedding last week, It was reportedly a low-key affair and most of her Nollywood colleagues were not aware.
The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested a 45-year-old man, Olubunmi Abiodun Oguntuase, who was found with a human head in Ekiti Local Government Area of the State. The command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known on Friday.
The Christian Association of Nigeria in Oyo town has protested against the role allegedly being played by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, in an ongoing land tussle between the association and other parties in the town. The Christian body alleged that Oba Adeyemi had sold parts of its 96 plots of land at Ayetoro to some investors.
Suspected Nigerian fraudster Ramon Abbas a.k.a Hushpuppi has been denied bail in the United States in spite of his lawyer, Gal Pissetzky insisting that his job as an Instagram celebrity paid for the $10,000 monthly rent on his luxury Dubai flat.
'Don't do it!' - Distressed girlfriend pleaded with Elvis Presley's grandson, Benjamin Keough before 'he shot himself in the chest'
A distressed woman believed to be Benjamin Keough's girlfriend was heard screaming "don't do it" before the 27-year-old grandson of Elvis Presley died of a gunshot wound in the early hours of Sunday morning, Police said Lisa Marie Presley's son Benjamin Keough, 27, died after reportedly shooting himself in the torso at his family's luxury Calabasas, California mansion.
I'm the only woman that has slapped Akpabio - Former NDDC Acting MD, Joy Nunieh accuses Minister of Niger Delta Affairs of sexual harassment (video)
Former Acting Managing Director of Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Joy Nunieh has accused Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs of sexually harassing her.
Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says allegations that the Commission under him re-looted interests on the funds recovered from looters, is false.
Magu could not account for 332 recovered properties, he turned the EFCC to a glorified police station - Presidential panel
The Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Assets (PCARA) has released its own report on how Ibrahim Magu headed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before being suspended as the agency's acting chairman.
Biola Ebila, said to be the leader of notorious ‘One Million Boys’ gang in Ibadan has been shot dead.
Ibrahim Magu has been suspended as Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by President Muhammadu Buhari, the BBC reports. Multiple sources at the presidency also confirmed the development. Magu spent the night in a police cell at the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) Headquarters in Abuja.
BREAKING: EFCC Acting Chairman, Magu, Moved To Aso Rock Villa After Arrest To Face Investigative Panel
Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, who was earlier on Monday arrested by officials of the Department of State Services in Wuse II in Abuja, Ibrahim Magu, has been moved to Aso Rock Villa to face an inter-agency committee set up to investigate allegations of corruption against him.
More details have emerged on how Ibrahim Magu, acting EFCC chairman, was whisked away by security agents earlier today. Mr. Magu’s arrest on Monday afternoon at the Wuse II office of the EFCC. Multiple sources said that the security agents who arrested Mr. Magu took him directly to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he was to appear before a presidential panel investigating alleged corruption and insubordination.
Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has been arrested by the Department of State Services. He was arrested at the Wuse II office of the DSS on Monday afternoon and is now undergoing interrogation at the DSS Headquarters In Aso Drive. The DSS in a 2016 report revealed that Magu was living in a N40m mansion.
As expected, with the arrest of Hushpuppi came the barrage of criticism and condemnation. However, Nigerians have refused to see it as an opportunity to look inside and condemn not just the man who was caught but also the system and culture that produced him. It is important to condemn and reform the system and culture because there are many more Hushpuppis out there and many more to come in the future if the machinery of the Nigerian culture and system continues as is.
I sympathize with Mrs. Florence, widow of late former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, who died last week. It feels bad to know that her husband was neglected when he was sick and his burial triggered unnecessary dirty politicking. But, the Ajimobis should not be too angry. Why? Because they only got served a fair dosage of their own medicine.
Alaafin of Oyo’s first and oldest wife, Abibat Adeyemi cries after birthday surprise from younger queens (photos, video)
Queen Mother, Abibat Ninhinlola Adeyemi, the first wife of the Alaafin of Oyo HIM Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi, shed tears of joy on Tuesday after a surprise from the younger Queens spearheaded by Queen Memunat for her 77th birthday.
London based social media commentator, Adetutu Balogun and self-acclaimed investigative journalist, Kemi Olunloyo have been throwing shades and dragging each other on social media. Although the cause of their quarrel is unclear, Kemi accused Adetutu of being and APC prostitute.
Late former Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has now been laid to rest, according to Islamic rites at his 6th Avenue, Yemoja Street, Oluyole Estate residence in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, amid tight security.
Brazil has become the second country in the world after the US to confirm more than one million cases of COVID-19. The health ministry on Friday night reported 54,771 new cases, the highest daily increase in any country since the pandemic began, taking the total to 1,032,913.
African Union disqualifies Okonjo-Iweala from contesting for World Trade Organisation Director-General
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been disqualified from contesting for the office of the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation by the African Union. The disqualification is coming after President Buhari withdrew the nomination of Fedrick Agah and replaced him with Okonjo-Iweala.
Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has reacted to the defection of Governor Godwin Obaseki to the Peoples Democratic Party and the suspension of the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole. Saraki who welcomed Obaseki to the PDP said he ignored Oshiomhole's verbal attack because he knew “a day would come when his masquerade will dance naked in the market.
A woman and her son have been arrested after the son raped his two young cousins living with them, leading to the death of one of the girls.5-year-old Kadijah M. Saccoh and her sister were living with their aunt and her son in her home in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The burial of ex-beauty queen and event planner, Ibidun Ajayi-Ighodalo, took place at the Vaults and Gardens cemetery in Lagos state today June 20.
An Abuja high court has granted the interim forfeiture of houses and lands linked to former Chairperson of the Board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Mrs. Ngozi Juliet Olejeme. Olejeme was accused of using funds she received as kickbacks from contractors through third parties between 2009 and 2015, to buy properties including one she allegedly acquired for N1.3billion in Abuja in 2012. The 46 properties listed in documents filed by the EFCC in court are said to be located in Abuja, Bayelsa and Delta states.
Ramon Igbalode Abbas a.k.a Hushpuppi and Olalekan Jacon Ponle a.k.a Mr. Woodberry are currently trending on Twitter after Dubai police confirmed in a statement that the suspected Nigerian fraudsters have been extradited to the United States.
Side chic calls Nigerian married woman to hurl insults at her, vows to continue sleeping with her husband (video)
The video of a side chic insulting a Nigerian married woman has gone viral.in the 44 seconds video, the side chic who is a single mum and hails from Delta state, called the married woman to hurl insults at her and also "educate" the married woman on how she can sexually satisfy her husband. In the video, the side chic vowed to never leave the married man alone.
'It is over for Tinubu, he has been retired from politics'- FFK reacts to Buhari's recognition of Giadom as acting APC chairman
Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari's recognition of Victor Giadom as the acting Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).On Wednesday the presidency announced that Giadom has gotten the approval of President Buhari and will preside over APC's virtual National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Thursday, June 25, as the party's chairman.
''Committing crime and still having the audacity to show off''- Abike Dabiri-Erewa reacts to viral video of Hushpuppi's arrest
Abike Dabiri-Erewa has taken to Twitter to react to the video showing how Hushpuppi and his alleged accomplices were arrested by Dubai police officers in an operation that was dubbed Fox Hunt 2.
Ex-governor Abiola Ajimobi died from multiple organ failure due to COVID-19 complications- Lagos Commisioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi
Professor Akin Abayomi, the Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, has revealed that former Oyo state governor, Abiola Ajimobi, died from multiple organ failure due to COVID-19 complications. The former governor died on Thursday, June 25.
Dog mauls newborn twin sisters to death while their mother who had struggled to conceive for 9 years briefly left the room to talk to a neighbour
Makinde claimed he called me but he never did, we will all die one day - Ajimobi's widow, Florence fires back at Oyo state Governor (video)
We went against the rules guiding land use in GRAs to allow Ajimobi's burial - Governor Seyi Makinde
Governor Seyi Makinde has revealed that his administration went against the land use rule in Oyo state to give approval for the burial of former Governor of the state, Abiola Ajimobi at his Oluyole Estate residence.