The family of late Rachel Oniga has confirmed the cause of her death, stating that the veteran actress died of health-related issues, and not COVID-19, as being speculated on social media.
The actress was announced dead on Saturday and local reports speculated that she died of COVID-19 complications.
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress and former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, is presently hospitalised in Maryland, the United States, SaharaReporters has learnt.
SaharaReporters further gathered that Tinubu, who has had several medical trips this year alone, had a surgery last week and could be billed for another one over a yet-to-be-disclosed illness.
Popular Nollywood actress, Rachael Oniga, is dead,
Her son, Olatunji, confirmed the death of the actress on Saturday.
According to him, his mother died on Friday night around 10pm.
Oniga featured in scores of Nollywood movies —both English and Yoruba— before her demise.
Embattled Nigerian socialite, popularly known as Ray Hushpuppi, according to a press statement by United States Department of Justice alleged that he bribed Nigeria’s celebrated police officer and head of IGP Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Alhaji Kyari, to arrest a co-fraudster, Vincent, in a whopping $1.1m deal, US court documents reveal.
Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, Abba Kyari has reacted to allegations by embattled Nigerian socialite, denied receiving money from the latter.
Esabod News earlier reported that US court documents reveal that Abbas reportedly paid off Kyari to arrest a colleague of his whom he had a dispute with.
One of the cases filed against Hushpuppi in the U.S., the swindling of a Qatari man of $1.1m, has entangled super cop Abba Kyari, four other Nigerians and a Kenyan.
Among the Nigerians, is Deputy commissioner of police Abba Kyari, whose arrest by the FBI has reportedly been ordered by Judge Otis Wright of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari has denied ever demanding or receiving a kobo from Nigerian socialite and Instagram celebrity, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas (popularly known as Hushpuppi).
But he did acknowledge that he connected him (Hushpuppi) to the man he (Kyari) buys native clothes and caps from, into whose bank account Hushpuppi paid N300,000 for some native dresses and caps.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has revealed how Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi bought a Richard Mille wristwatch which he wore in a picture he shared on Instagram where he’s seen as a celebrity.
Hushpuppi recently pleaded guilty to fraud charges a year after he was arrested in the United Arab Emirates and extradited to the United States of America.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has issued ultimatum to the Federal Government to release its leader, Nnamdi Kanu on or before August 8, 2021 or it will lockdown the entire Southeast.
Justice Gideon Kurada of the Kaduna State High Court has acquitted and discharged the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem El- Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat Ibrahim who have been standing trial in the court for the past four years.
In a judgement delivered on Wednesday, Justice Kurada said the case was not shown nor proven by the prosecutor.
Nollywood actress Nkechi Blessing has cried out over the rate at which some of her colleagues are sliding into her husband’s Direct message on Instagram.
Nkechi Blessing made this revelation after reality TV star Uriel Oputa slam women for wanting other women’s men after she shared a photo of her ex-boyfriend and many people stormed his DM.
The Presidency has warned members of its staff against divulging classified information without authorisation.
Permanent Secretary State House, Tijjani Umar, made this clear this on Tuesday after 37 officials of the State House took the Oath of Secrecy.
The video of Pastor Tunde Bakare’s impassioned sermon on Sunday 25 July is now in the public sphere, uploaded on YouTube.
In the sermon, the former vice-presidential running mate to Buhari in the 2011 election, virtually declared a parting of ways.
Nigerian Comedienne, Damilola Adekoya, also known as Princess, has denied releasing the viral Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage of Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James (a.k.a Baba Ijesha), allegedly molesting her foster daughter.
Nigerian Comedienne Damilola Adekoya, better known as Princess, has denied authorising the release of the CCTV footage showing actor Olanrewaju Omiyinka, alias Baba Ijesha, sexually molesting her foster child.
The Central Bank of Nigeria has stopped the sales of forex to the Bureau De Change operators in the country with immediate effect.
The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this after the Monetary Policy Committee two-day meeting in Abuja on Tuesday.
Benin Republic has filed fresh charges against Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho.
Igboho was arrested at the Cotonou Airport in the country last Monday.
A househelp and three others have been arrested by Yobe Police Command for the murder of Hassan Salihu Abubakar, a staff of Damaturu Branch of United Bank for Africa (UBA).
Police identified the househelp as 21 year-old Umar Shaibu.
Beninese Police have reportedly chased out supporters of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho from the Cour De’appal De Cotonou where he is being tried.
The policemen reportedly stormed the court’s premises in several vehicles to disperse the supporters who are at the premises to garner support for Igboho.
UPDATE: Sunday Igboho’s court hearing taking place secretly in Cotonou as security men order supporters out of court premises
Around 4:30 p.m., security officials at the Benin Republic High Court in Cotonou were seen asking supporters of Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Igboho, to leave the court premises.
According to reports, the hearing is no longer expected to take place in the courtroom due to the large turnout of people who had besieged the court on Monday to witness the hearing.
Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, on Monday arrived the Court of Appeals in Cotonou, Benin Republic, to face trial.
There is tension and apprehension around the premises ahead of court proceedings.
The extradition trial of Yoruba agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho, continues today Monday, July 26, 2021.
Officers of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) have arrested 2019 Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore in Abuja.
Sowore was arrested, on Monday, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, the venue of the trial of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday (today) depart Abuja for London, the United Kingdom to attend a global summit on education as well as undergo medical checks earlier scheduled for last month.
The President, according to a release issued Monday by his Media Adviser, Femi Adesina, is expected back in the country by the second week of August, 2021.
Governors elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will on Monday meet in Bauchi, to deliberate on unemployment and the state of the Nigerian economy.
Director-General, PDP Governors Forum (PDP-GF), CID Maduabum disclosed this on Sunday.
The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has sent a delegation to Benin Republic to observe the proceeding of the court case involving Chief Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho.
The first class monarch, who did not disclose the identity of members of the delegation, said the delegation will be in court for the proceeding unfailingly on Monday.
Parents of the kidnapped 121 Kaduna Bethel Baptist School students were again, thrown into a moment of joy as well as sorrow when 28 out of the abductees were released on Sunday.
The development leaves 117 students still being held by the bandits.Immediately the news of their release filtered out, parents, relatives and friends trooped to the school premises with the hope of finding their children who have been with the kidnappers for the past two weeks.
Bishop David Oyedepo, founder, Living Faith Church Worldwide has opened up on some Nigerian pastors consulting native doctors for charms to do miracles in churches.
Oydepo, during one of his sermons at the Faith Tabernacle, Ota, Ogun State on Sunday said such pastors have been taken over by the spirit of error, which is the devil.
The abducted students of Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, Kaduna have been released after 20 days in captivity.
Kaduna state chairman of Christian Association of Nigerian (CAN), Rev. Joseph Hayab, confirmed their release on Sunday in a telephone interview.
Ibrahim Salami, one of the Cotonou, Benin Republic-based lawyers of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, has stated that his client may regain his freedom tomorrow (Monday).
Esabod News reports that Sunday Igboho was on Monday arrested In Benin Republic alongside his wife, Ropo, which trying to board a flight to Germany.
Ibrahim Salami, Igboho’s lawyer in Benin Republic
The fate of Sunday Igboho, Yoruba nation agitator currently in detention in Benin Republic will be known at the end court sitting in Cotonou on Monday, his lawyer, Ibrahim David Salami has said.
The Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) on Saturday in Abuja protested the activities of bandits and kidnappers, threatening to resort to self-defence if nothing is not urgently done by the government.
The YOWICAN also pledged collaboration with Muslims and Nigeria Inter-religious Council (NIREC) towards peace building.
Three former governors and key leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos did not vote on Saturday during the Local Government election.
The former governors are: Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Babatunde Fashola and Akinwunmi Ambode.
Veteran actress, Clarion Chukwurah, has said the Holy Spirit is her inspiration, as she goes topless in new birthday photos.
Chukwurah took to her Instagram page on Saturday to share the photos, as she wrote a poem about Nigeria.
She wrote, “I am Nigerian, with my myriad of cultures and ethnic groups. Sometimes, I look confused to the rest of the world. In my diversity, outdated and uncivilized with customs steeped in tradition. Still, they were attracted to my many blessings.
Boko Haram militants overrun an army base in Cameroon’s Far North region on Saturday, killing at least seven soldiers and wounding several others, said military and local sources.
They hit the base in Sagme locality of the region by 4.00 a.m. local time on Saturday.
Ibrahim Salami, one of the Cotonou-based lawyers of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, has said the police in Benin Republic handcuffed the hands of the activist despite detaining him in a locked cell.
Salami spoke on Saturday in a Facebook Live Interview with BBC News Yoruba.
Sanwo-Olu says Southwest goverrnors working behind the scene on Igboho’s release
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday said Southwest governors are working behind the scenes to secure the release of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho.
Sign death warrant of 3,000 condemned inmates says Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola to Governors
Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola has asked governors to sign the death warrant of 3,008 inmates on death row at custodial facilities across the country.
Speaking while inaugurating the newly constructed headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Service, NCoS in Osogbo, Osun state capital on Friday July 23, the Minister said jail congestion is the major headache of the Service.
The Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo, has backed Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church International aka Winners’ Chapel on the sack of pastors from the church.
The news of the sacking of pastors from the Winners Chapel broke the internet earlier this week when one Pastor Godwin, claimed that he and 40 other pastors were sacked for failing to generate enough income.
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Friday has granted the applications of the 12 detained aides of Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho.
Justice Obiora Egwuatu in his ruling on the ex parte application before the court, ordered that the Department of State Service should produce the detained aides of Sunday Igboho in court on the next adjourned date.
Ibrahim David Salami, the counsel for Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, in Benin Republic, has said that the rights activist was arrested with Nigerian and German passports.
This is contrary to claims that Igboho was tried for possessing a Beninise passport despite not being a citizen of the country.
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